Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

FELIX T. ECHAVARIA

Posted On January 9th, 2014 -

FELIX T. ECHAVARIA Age 87, of Pearl City, HI, passed away December 13, 2013 in Honolulu. Born February 20, 1926 in Waimanalo, HI. Felix was a retired Foundry General Foreman from Pearl Harbor. He was a member of the First Filipino Regiment-Hawaii Veterans of Foreign Wars – Post 10276 and was a founding member of the Filipino Catholic Club at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. He is survived by sons, Alan (Sandra) Echavaria, Terrence (Pegeen) Echavaria, Robin (Theresa) Echavaria; daughters, Phyllis Graham of CA, Jennifer (Shane) Kincaid; 14 grand- children; 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (Jan. 13) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DALIA TALARO SUBIA

Posted On January 9th, 2014 -

DALIA TALARO SUBIA Age 64, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 13, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born May 15, 1949 in Cagayan, Philippines. Formerly with Sky Chef as a food preparer. She is survived by husband, Jimmy Subia, Jr.; sons, Jimmy Subia, Jonathan Subia, Jeffrey Subia; daughter, Jennie (Jamesner) Dumlao; 1 grandchild; brothers, Andres (Nita) Talaro, Isidro Talaro. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (Jan. 13) at St Theresa Catholic Church; (712 North School St., Honolulu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CHRISTIN BAGAY VALDEZ

Posted On January 9th, 2014 -

CHRISTIN BAGAY VALDEZ Age 78, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away December 15, 2013 in Honolulu. Born August 17, 1935 in San Manuel, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired from Dole Company. He is survived by wife, Leticia Valdez; sons, Christopher Valdez, Aron (Leah Valenzuela) Valdez; daughters, Cecilia (Donald) Gage, Criselda (Patrick) Young, Carolina Sulfelix, Cristita Valdez, Marsha (Rodney) Albert; 20 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children; sisters, Anselma Barrientos, Crispina Sulfelix, Lydia (Rolly) Loreto. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Corazon Kasper

Posted On January 8th, 2014 -

CORAZON KASPER 85, a retired nurse, passed in her sleep on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in Auburn, WA. She was born in Hawaii and was preceded in death by her husband, Edward. She is survived by her 3 sons, Jonathan, Tracy & David; siblings, Lucy & Andres, and grandchildren. Please join us in celebrating her life at Punchbowl on Jan. 10, 2014; at 2:00 pm.

SHIZUKO IKEDA

Posted On January 8th, 2014 -

SHIZUKO IKEDA Of Honolulu, HI passed away December 25, 2013 peacefully at home. Born April 22, 1922 in Honolulu, she is preceded by her husband of 48 years, Yutaka, and survived by her children Howard Y. Ikeda (Gayle), Sylvia Y. Iwanaka (Bert), and Russel M. Ikeda (Linda); her sisters Ruth Takishima and Gladys Young, and her brother Etsuji Kaetsu; six grandchildren Gavin, Kelly, Lance, Ryan, Kim, and Tyler, and six great-grandchildren, Faith, Zoe, Evan, Dylan, Drew, and Tanner. Known for her warm presence and friendly smiles, Shizuko lived a life of service for her children and family. She brought forth the very best in those fortunate enough to know her. A celebration of her life service will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

SEICHI TABATA

Posted On January 8th, 2014 -

1-8 SEICHI TABATASEICHI TABATA Seichi Tabata, age 87, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away November 18, 2013 while visiting Japan. He was born on July 31, 1926 in Lahaina, Maui. Seichi was a devoted husband, beloved brother, caring father, and proud grandfather and great-grandfather. He served in the U.S. Army and was discharged in 1946 with the rank of Sergeant. While serving in the Army in Japan, he met his wife Emiko in Osaka. He was a dedicated and devoted student and instructor of Shinshin Toitsu Aikido, who taught for many decades in Hawaii, the Mainland, and in Canada. He taught thousands of students from all over the world and dedicated his life to teaching others. This past summer he received his 9th degree black belt while celebrating 60 years of teaching in Hawaii. He was the retired Chief Instructor of the Hawaii Ki Society, founded the Honolulu Ki Society and was the Chief Instructor of Seishinkan Dojo. Seichi also had a successful business career, ending as an agent for Occidental Underwriters of Hawaii, where he earned Million Dollar Round Table recognition and faithfully served his clients before retiring at age 80. He is survived by his son Calvin (Karen) Tabata, daughters, Lynn Yokomizo, Elsie Tabata, and Betty (Nicholas) Dykstra, brothers Katsutoshi Tabata, Shogo Tabata, Takashi Tabata, sisters, Nobuko Abe, Shirley Ponomareff, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Honpa Hongwangji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu, on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation begins 10 a.m.

MICHI COLLINS

Posted On January 8th, 2014 -

1-8-14  MICHI COLLINSMICHI COLLINS Age 81, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 3, 2013 in Las Vegas. Born June 30, 1932 in Tokyo, Japan. A waitress at The Pearl City Tavern. She is survived by daughters, Carol Ann (Brad) Au Young of NV, Brenda Lea (Charles) Collins-Snyder of TN; sister, Chiyoko Kohira of Japan; 2 grandchildren, Travis J.K. Au Young, Ashley S. Furtado- Collins; 3 great-grandchildren, Kylee Au Young, Donovan Au Young, Izhek Sandoval. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (January 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Committal Service 11:30 am. Wednesday (January 15) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual Attire.

HILARION VICTOR “SONNY GAS” VILORIA GASCON

Posted On January 8th, 2014 -

HILARION VICTOR SONNY GAS VILORIA GASCON Age 80, of Pearl City, HI, passed away December 6, 2013 in Pearl City. Born March 6, 1933 in Honolulu, HI. He went to be with our Heavenly Father peacefully at home. Born in Pu’uloa, he was the founder of Karazenpo-Go- Shinjutsu and a retired Operating Engineers Local Union 3 as a business agent. A decorated Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Grandmaster Gascon is survived by wife, Frances Gascon; sons, Victor Gascon, Hilarion Gascon II, Bryan (Tara) Simpliciano; daughters, Angela (Joseph) Gahan, Colleen (Derek) Yuen; grandchildren: Victor III, Hilarion III, Daven, Taylor, Chase, Sky, Kaylee, Haylee, Rayne, Sage; great- granddaughter, Chloe Ann Gascon; 4 sisters, 1 brother, and numerous nephews & nieces. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Sunday (Jan 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:15 p.m.

HARMAN LUM

Posted On January 8th, 2014 -

1-8-14 HARMAN LUMHARMAN LUM Age 84 of Kahului, Maui formerly of Honolulu, Hawaii died on December 1, 2013 at his residence. He was born June 28, 1929 in Hamilton, Ohio. Harman was for many years one of the most familiar faces in downtown Honolulu, where he sold newspapers at the corner of Bishop and Hotel Streets. As described by Star Bulletin columnist, Dave Donnelly, in his Hawaii column on June 24, 1999, “Harman started selling papers in 1953, and used to sell on each day to bankers, lawyers, and other downtown business tycoons; even Governor John A. Burns, who’d pick up one on his way to breakfast at the Alexander Young Hotel’s Hob Nob Coffee Shop”. Ben Wood, Star Advertiser Columnist, described Harman as one of the best, if not the best, when it comes to selling newspapers. On Harman’s 60th birthday on June 28, 1989, then Governor John Waihee, and Mayor Frank Fasi proclaimed it “Harman Lum Day”. He never missed a day of work six days a week and retired at the age of 70. He was a volunteer at the Moiliili Senior Center and contributed money to the U.S. Special Olympics. He is survived by sister Mayette Zane; brother: Doman Lum, numerous nieces and nephews and Grand nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. A Funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the chapel. Private Inurnment. Aloha Attire.

LIAM ALEXANDER CADOVONA CORPUZ

Posted On January 7th, 2014 -

LIAM ALEXANDER CADOVONA CORPUZ Age 4 months old, of Honolulu, HI, passed away December 22, 2013 in Honolulu. Born August 8, 2013 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by parents, Robert G. & Evessa C. Corpuz; brother, Andre Corpuz; sister, Macey Corpuz; grandparents, Pacita & Andy Corpuz; grand- parents, Juliet & Alonzo Cadavona. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday (January 11) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

RONALD EDWARD JONES

Posted On January 7th, 2014 -

1-7 Ronald E JonesRONALD E. JONES Ronald E. Jones, 74, founder of Sonitrol of Hawaii, died at home in Honolulu on December 23, 2013, his 53rd wedding anniversary. He was born at Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa, to Maj. Edgar A. Jones (USA, Ret.) and Nancy Matsumura Jones, both deceased. After earning his BA at UH Manoa, he enlisted in the army and served in Vietnam and Japan. Ron became a Credit Manager for several large companies in California. In 1983, the family moved to Hawaii to open Sonitrol. Ron was named Dealer of the Year in 1995, and Sonitrol was recognized as Best Security Organization at the 1996 Honolulu Top Cop luncheon. Ron worked hard to better his community. President of: Moanalua Gardens Community Assn. 15 years, Kalihi Business Association (Businessman of the Year 1996, Christmas Parade Chair 17 years), Hawaii Joint Police Association, CrimeStoppers of Honolulu, Hawaii Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, and the Moanalua Lions Club. Officer or Board member of Damien Memorial School, Moanalua Gardens Foundation, and Boy Scouts. Member of the 200 Club, Kaneohe Business Group, and Class Gift Chair for Roosevelt ’57 50th Reunion. He received numerous certificates of recognition from the State Senate, House, and City Council. In 2013 he received the Moanalua Kinaole Award for community service and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Law Enforcement/Security Coalition. Favorite project: the very first C&C Off Leash Dog Park 2004. Ron loved to travel, visiting the pyramids in Egypt and ice sculptures in Harbin, China, riding elephants in Nepal, Thailand, India, and Africa – every continent except Antarctica (too cold). Best adventure: Hang gliding from the top of Haleakala to the beach at the Grand Wailea. A speed reader, he amassed a large library of classics, history, biography, and mysteries. He is survived by wife, Patricia Mizuo Jones, son David T (Julie) Jones; daughter Lisa Jones Hamada; sister Linda (Mark) Kuklinsky, and three grandchildren, Darrian, Dane, and Mia. Mililani Memorial, Mauka Chapel, Sunday, Jan. 12, service 10:30 a.m. Military burial Monday, Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m. also at Mililani.

PHILLIP LAWRENCE ROTHER

Posted On January 6th, 2014 -

Forty-Nine Years Together Forever In My Heart PHILLIP LAWRENCE ROTHER June 12, 1930-January 6, 2013

CELESTE MAHEALANI KAAHANUI-ROSA

Posted On January 6th, 2014 -

1-6-14 Celeste M. Kaahanui-RosaCELESTE MAHEALANI KAAHANUI-ROSA Age 48, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 2, 2013 in Honolulu. Born May 20, 1965 in Honolulu, HI. She was a woman of faith and love. She is survived by husband, William Rosa; son, William Kana’i Kaahanui-Rosa; daughter, Jazlynn K. (Travis) Kaahanui- Montgomery; 4 grandchildren, Evelynn Kaahanui, Jazelle Kaahanui-Montgomery, Legend Kaahanui-Montgomery, Jevelle-Celeste; Kaahanui- Montgomery; mother, Evelyn Kaahanui; brothers, George Kaahanui III, Sherman (Dannette) Kaahanui, Jason (Jasmyne) Jokiel, Anthony Kaahanui, Reuben (Hope) Kaahanui, William Gifford; sisters, Tamara Kaahanui, Kehau (John) Kaeo, Jadan (Kevin) Liilii, Shawny Stone. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (January 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (January 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

JULITA DAHILIG FAGARANG

Posted On January 6th, 2014 -

JULITA DAHILIG FAGARANG Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away December 16, 2013 at The Care Center of Honolulu. Born July 30, 1922 in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, P.I. Member of The Way of Salvation Church. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday 1/10 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7:00 p.m. Final services and burial will be held in the Philippines. No flowers, please.

Jacqueline Yok Lin Chew

Posted On January 5th, 2014 -

1-5-14 589862 Jacqueline Yok Lin ChewJACQUELINE YOK LIN CHEW Jacqueline “Jackie” Chew, 86, of Honolulu, Hawai’i, died peacefully in her sleep on December 27, 2013. She was born May 8, 1927, in Puna, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. She is survived by her four daughters, Evelyn Ching, Marion Chew Leary, Kathryn Chew and Sandra Hill; brothers, Tom “Ah Kwock” Ho, Peter Ho; sisters, Muriel Leong, Betty Araujo, Billie Ching, Elizabeth Martin, and Janet Crabbe. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Jackie formerly worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a Budget Analyst Supervisor. She loved sports, sushi, orchids and most of all, her family. She was compassionate to everyone and was always helpful to those around her. Visitation from 10:30 am, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Services to follow 11:30 am. Burial to follow at a later time at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire welcomed. The family requests no flowers please. Online condolences can be viewed at borthwickoahu.com

VICKIE MISAKO KANNO

Posted On January 5th, 2014 -

1-5 VICKIE MISAKO KANNOVICKIE MISAKO KANNO Peacefully passed away on Dec. 21, 2013 in Pasadena, Ca. Born in 1923 on Maui, she moved to Honolulu where she raised her 3 children. She was an outstanding saleswoman and began selling cosmetics door-to-door, later selling pots and pans and encyclopedias. She eventually became a successful real estate agent and apartment developer. She was very charismatic, outgoing and fun-loving, and enjoyed traveling and ballroom dancing. In 2005, she moved to Pasadena to live with her daughter and her family. She is survived by her son, Wayne Kanno of Honolulu and her daughter, Pamela Hicklin, son- in-law Thomas Hicklin, M.D., and grandson, Tony Hicklin of Pasadena, Ca. She is truly missed but is now in heaven with our Lord.

MARY ALICE GURLEY MANLEY

Posted On January 5th, 2014 -

1-5-14 MARY ALICE GURLEY MANLEYMARY ALICE GURLEY MANLEY Of Honolulu and Kawela Bay, went home to be with the Lord peacefully, on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at home, surrounded by friends and family. She was born March 15, 1931 in Whittier, California, to Mildred England Gurley and John Addison Gurley II, 3rd generation California orange ranchers. She was also Grand-niece of a member of the cabinet of the court of King Kalakaua. The family moved to Newport Beach, in the early 1940s, where Mary pursued her sailing and tennis interests. She attended Newport Harbor High, graduating in 1948. Mary attended the University Of Colorado at Boulder where she met her future husband, Elmer E. K. Manley, of Wahiawa. Mary and Elmer were married in Corona del Mar, California, on July 29, 1951. Elmer was sent by the Air National Guard, to Wichita, Kansas. Upon leaving the Air National Guard, Mary and Elmer moved to Wahiawa, in 1952 and continued to live on Oahu for their 62 1/2 years together. Mary was an avid potter and an active volunteer as room mother, girl scout leader, and soccer mom. Her lilikoi jelly was loved by all. She continued her sailing hobby, occasionally sailing her Lido 14 from Kawela Bay to Haleiwa. Mary was an active member of Chi Omega Sorority and an honorary member of the Kamehameha Schools Class of 1948. Mary was well known in the travel industry in Honolulu, with a career as a travel agent and eventually purchased Bel Air Travel in 1980. She pursued her passion for travel, touring all over the world. She retired from Bel Air in 1994 and turned her attention to volunteer work, delivering “Meals on Wheels”, and working for The Palace Shop at I’olani Palace for 17 years. In recent years, Mary and Elmer retired permanently to their home at Kawela Bay, where they enjoyed peaceful times and Mary’s favorite, “Wheel of Fortune” TV show. In addition to Elmer, Mary is survived by her 4 children: daughter, Laura Manley Colandrea (Tom) of Honolulu; sons, Mark Manley (Nancy) of Kawela Bay; Addison Manley (Connie) of Eugene, Oregon; and Scott Manley (Jennifer) of Na’alehu, Hawai’i; Grandchildren, Jesse Colandrea (Jana) of Honolulu, Trevor Colandrea (Allison) of Boston, Massachusetts; Evan Manley and Lauren Manley of Bend, Oregon; Mark Bonner(Amanda) of California; Great-grand daughters, Chloe, Emma, and Ellis Colandrea. Family and friends are invited to join the family for Funeral Services/Celebration of Life to be held at Waiokeola Congregational Church on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm, and the memorial service and scattering of ashes to be held at the family home at Kawela Bay, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Mary’s favorites, “Meals on Wheels Hawaii” or “Friends of I’olani Palace”.

AIKO KAGEURA

Posted On January 5th, 2014 -

AIKO KAGEURA Age 87, of Pearl City, HI, passed away November 12, 2013 in Honolulu. Born July 18, 1926 in Honolulu, HI. Preceded in death by son Harold Kageura. She is survived by daughter, Sandy (Grant) Kobayashi; brother, Harry (Jane) Sasagawa; sisters, Mary Kodama of CA, Mariko Miura of CA; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Private services were held.

LILY KIYO YOSHIKAWA

Posted On January 5th, 2014 -

LILY KIYO YOSHIKAWA Age 94, of Waipahu, HI, passed away November 21, 2013 in Waipahu. Born April 14, 1919 in Waipahu, HI. She is survived by son, Norman M. (Myrna) Yoshikawa; daughters, Christine N. Sakamoto, Gaye M. Yoshikawa, Jill C. (Clinton Peros) Yoshikawa; brother, Tommy (Harriet) Kikuchi; sisters, Miyoko (Teruo) Kodani, Yukiko (Wallace) Matsuoka, Kimiko (Harold) Higo, Tsuyako Kikuchi; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

SHOZO FUKUNAGA

Posted On January 5th, 2014 -

SHOZO FUKUNAGA Age 84, of Mililani, HI, passed away December 2, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 19, 1929 in South Kona, HI. Retired from United Airlines. He is survived by wife, Iris A. Fukunaga; daughters, Lynn (Arnold) Ching, Renee Fukunaga, Christy (Scott) Jarvis, Terrilynn; brothers, Takamari Fukunaga, Suetaka Fukunaga, Shiege Fukunaga, James Fukunaga, Yoshikage (Shino) Fukunaga; sisters, Fujiko (Kenneth) Ito, Hanako Miyahara, Setsuko Toriano, Jane (Robert) Sato; 7 grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

LUCY “LUCILLE” PEPE’E AKUI

Posted On January 5th, 2014 -

LUCY LUCILLE PEPE’E AKUI Age 67, of Waianae, HI, passed away December 3, 2013 in Waianae. Born November 17, 1946 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by son, Phillip (Trisha) Payomo; daughters, Bernadette (Stephen) Bartels, Barbara “Kamalani” (Joey) Caballes, Shaunte “Shauny” (Eric) Akui, Merlie Payomo, Peggy (Dane) Makaila; sisters, Denise (Alan) Lyons of CA, Rosalinda (Xavier) Monreal of TX, Juanita “Ning” (Frank) Stickler of CA; 18 grand- children; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (January 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Flowers Welcome.

BEATRICE “BETTY” AKINA

Posted On January 5th, 2014 -

BEATRICE BETTY AKINA Age 84, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away November 28, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born November 25, 1929 in Honolulu. A cashier at Haleiwa 7 Eleven. She is survived by son, Wayne Akina; daughters, Georgette (Bobby) Ane, Candy (Jeff) Fagin; brothers, Wilfred (May) Lau, Stanley (May) Lau, Larry Lau; sisters, Irene (Hollis) Knight, Bernice “Benny” Goldizen; 22 grandchildren; 29 great- grandchildren; 1 great-great- grandchild. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (Jan 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MYRTLE KAU’INOHEA BEAMER

Posted On January 5th, 2014 -

1-5 MYRTLE BEAMERMYRTLE KAU’INOHEA BEAMER Myrtle Kau’inohea Beamer (April 28, 1925 – December 8, 2013) was born to Charles Gordon Kailipeleuli Hopkins and Myrtle Margaret Fernandez and was later lovingly adopted by Stephen William Wiechert when her mother remarried. Aunty Myrtle taught the Beamer style hula to generations of dancers at her Kailua, Oahu home for over fifty years. Her sweet disposition and graciousness was loved and appreciated by everyone that knew her, especially her in-laws, the Beamer ‘Ohana. She is preceded in death by brothers Charles Gordon K. Hopkins Sr. and Carl Wiechert, son Francis Keali’inohopono Desha Beamer III, grandson Francis Keali’inohopono Desha Beamer IV, hanai son George D. Ferrara of Escondido, California. She is survived by loving husband Francis Keali’inohopono Desha Beamer Jr., son David Kailipeleuli Beamer, daughter Leslie Kau’inohea (Robert III) Tanaka, hanai son W. Bones Yuen, all of Kamuela, Hawaii, sisters Jean (Joseph-deceased) Kalani of Chula Vista, California and Angeline “Peewee” Locey of Anahola, Kauai; 10 loving grandchildren, 34 great grand- children, and 4 great great grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces. She was a favored dancer of her mother in law and kumu hula Louise “Dambi” Beamer. Her home was always a beacon of aloha and hospitality to many and she will always be remembered with deep fondness and love. Memorial services will be held on January 18, 2014 at the Annunciation Catholic Church in Kamuela. Visitation at 8:00 am and memorial services at 10:00 am. A celebration of her life will be held at the Beamer Ranch after the services. Please contact David Beamer (808) 987-7175 or Bones Yuen (808) 987-3931 for more information.

BERNADETTE ANA (LESKO) UYEDA

Posted On January 5th, 2014 -

1-5 588265  Bernadette UyedaBERNADETTE ANA (LESKO) UYEDA Bernadette Uyeda of Mililani also known as Mom, Grandma, Bunny, Dette, & Berna peaceful passed on Dec. 7, 2013 surrounded with her loving family by her side. She was born in Quezon City, Philippines. She retired from the Federal Civil Service of Schofield Barracks. Her family & friends greatly adored and loved her warm and compassionate personality. She loved being with her grandchildren, meeting old friends, & going to Las Vegas. Her life long wish to go on a mediterranean ocean cruise & visit New York City was accomplished Oct. 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emery Geza “Jim” Lesko & Maria Salvacion “Betz” Lesko. She is survived by husband Lincoln K. Uyeda, son Shawn A. (Charmaine) Kerfoot, daughter Dawnica M. (Gabriel) Prudholm, brother Richard F. Lesko, sister Dorothy J. (Benjamin) Santa Ana, 10 grandchildren, 1 great grand- child (April 2014). Services will be held on Jan. 10, 2014 at St. John’s Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church Mililani 95-370 Kuahelani Ave. Mililani at 9:30. Burial at Mililani Memorial Park at 12:30. Casual attire is suggested & flowers are welcomed.

EUNICE “TOOTS” IRETON DEHAY

Posted On January 5th, 2014 -

1-5-14 EUNICE DEHAY b&wEUNICE TOOTS IRETON DEHAY 88, of Kailua, Hawaii passed away surrounded by family at her home on Friday, November 22, 2013. She was born in Santa Barbara, Calif. Aug. 26, 1925. Toots was Co-owner of Marue & Gertz, Ltd. and a long time costumer for the Lanikai Mortgage Players. She is survived by husband Raymond M. deHay, MD, son Robert (Marlene) Gertz, daughter Patricia (Melvyn) Akiyama, stepsons Roger (Kathy) and Lawrence deHay, step-daughters Charlotte (Donald) Clausen and Cynthia deHay, grandchildren Adam (Heather), Benjamin & Luke Gertz. A celebration of her life will be held at Lanikai Community Park, Jan 11, 2014 @ 10:30am. Private Burial at Diamond Head Memorial Park, Jan. 13, 2014 @ 10:30am. Casual Attire.

Thomas T. S. Leong

Posted On January 4th, 2014 -

1-4 587737  Thomas LeongTHOMAS T. S. LEONG December 20, 1935 – December 30, 2012 Happy New Year Tom! As we fondly remember you, our memories become treasures. Known as “Luppy or Lup” by your close friends for various reasons; many classmates at Roosevelt High School still remember you as a “better than average” athlete in both basketball and track. As a USC Trojan alumnus, you earned both your BA and MA degrees in Anthropology and presented “The Kahuna Institution of Hawaii” as your MA thesis. You always enjoyed sharing your interest in and vast book collection of Hawaiian culture and history with your friends. Your service as a hospital corpsman at the U. S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California made you realize that you did not want to become a doctor. This led you to your 25-year management career with the Hawaii Sears Roebuck and Co. It was there that you established and maintained close friendships with not only the Hawaii employees, but also with the Chicago executives until you retired. Your sense of humor, and dedication to the USC Trojan football team resulted in a long 30-year friendly rivalry with a Sears friend who was a staunch Univ. of Notre Dame supporter. While a private person in general, being a Toastmaster member you had the ability to be vocal if needed and were comfortable in the presence of all people. You continued your early interest in raising fresh and salt-water fishes and participated in on shore and deep sea fishing with family and friends on Oahu and Molokai. We fondly remember your “big catch” of a 565-pound marlin aboard the Yee’s boat. In retirement, you became a self-taught carpenter and handyman building fences, cabinets, bookcases, tables, and a small fishpond with gold fishes and water lilies. You even risked injury to repair the roof of a green house. Your handiwork remains today, bringing back fond memories of your craftsmanship. We remember your enjoyment in reading “Hawaiiana”, “How -to-do” books, and particularly action packed fantasy science fiction books. You also enjoyed watching DVD’s and videotapes on these topics and also “Kung-Fu” movies. Your love of cooking various ethnic foods was enjoyed by all. You were loving, considerate, thoughtful, appreciative, supportive, patient, conservative, witty and loyal, and the many memories you left us will leave a lasting impact and joy in all of us. ALOHA NUl LOA

AGAPITA “PITANG” LUCINA

Posted On January 4th, 2014 -

AGAPITA PITANG LUCINA Age 85, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away November 30, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born August 17, 1928 in Bangar, La Union, Philippines. Loving mother, grandmother, and baker extraordinaire. She is survived by son, Jose (Brigida) Lucina; 4 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (January 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Dr. Barbara A. Harger

Posted On January 3rd, 2014 -

DR. BARBARA A. HARGER 1939 – 2013 Dr. Barbara A. Harger, 74, of Honolulu, Hawaii died Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Community Hospital, Warwick, New York. She was born in 1939, daughter of Arthur and Lillian Walker II. She married Edward Harger in June 1973, he died in April 1995. She retired from the University of Hawaii as a Professor in July 2002. Two of her greatest joys was her work with the Hawaii Stitchery and Fibre Arts Guild (previous Board President) and working on the Hawaiian Quilt Research Project (previous Board President). She also enjoyed traveling with her friends, going to plays at the theater, watching volleyball/football, going on cruises and quilting conventions. She is survived by a brother, Arthur Walker III and his wife Marybeth; nephew Arthur Walker IV and his wife Heather Walker with 3 children; nephew Benjamin Walker and his wife Jessica with 3 children; niece Kimberly Proulx and her husband Dave with 4 children; niece Margaret Binzley and her husband Richard with 2 children; niece Denise Goddin and her husband John with 2 children. She was predeceased by her parents Arthur and Lillian Walker II; her sister and her spouse Cynthia and Walt Chovanec; and numerous aunts and uncles. Memorial donations may be made to the Hawaiian Quilt Research Project in memory of Dr. Barbara Harger at 558 Palawiki St, Honolulu, HI 96734. Arrangements were under the direction of Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY 10990. For further information or to send an online condolence, see www.lsvpmemorialhome.com

ESPERANZA BARENG CARIAGA

Posted On January 3rd, 2014 -

ESPERANZA BARENG CARIAGA Age 98, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 3, 2013 in Waipahu. Born March 15, 1915 in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Raymundo (Virginia) Cariaga of CA, Basilio (Angelina) Cariaga; daughters, Gloria Castillo, Josefina (Florendo, Sr.) Duldulao of NV, Maria Bumagat; 29 grand- children; 41 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (January 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

FLORENTINO MITTE

Posted On January 3rd, 2014 -

FLORENTINO MITTE Age 87, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away December 10, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born October 16, 1926 in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by brothers, Pablo Metiz, Andrew (Esther) Mitte; sisters, Virginia M. Gualdarama, Rosemarie Mitte. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (January 8) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church; (1403 A California Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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