Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

MARLO G. BASUEL

Posted On February 24th, 2014 -

MARLO G. BASUEL Age 42, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 13, 2014 in Honolulu. Born June 21, 1971. Was employed at Hawaiian Isle Water Company as a forklift operator. He is survived by former wife, Teresita B. Pagtama; daughters, Abegaile P. Basuel, Britney P. Basuel, Chelsea P. Basuel, Marjulz Basuel; son, Jon Paul Basuel; mother, Erlinda Basuel;brothers, Nestor G. (Marlyn) Basuel, Jefferson G. (Jennifer) Basuel; sisters, Cristia (Moises) Salcedo, Saling (Jesus) Laguna; Visitation 6:00 p.m. Sunday (March 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DANIEL E. KELLY

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

DANIEL E. KELLY, SR. PASTOR DAN Age 71, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 14, 2014 in Honolulu. Born March 1, 1942 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by wife: Carol J. Kelly; sons: Daniel (Ululani) Kelly, Jr., John (Jessica) Kelly; daughters, Cathy (Stanley) Rabellizsa, Carol (Richard) Hauhio, Nancy (Robert) Hauhio Kim Rios, Bridgette (Carey) Goodwin; sisters: Sharon (Sherwood) Nahinu, Charlotte Kelly; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (Feb. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Svc. 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MANUEL FRANCIS SILVA

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

MANUEL FRANCIS SILVA Age 78, of Honolulu, HI, passed away January 28, 2014 in Honolulu. Born September 9, 1935 in Apia, Western Samoa. He is survived by wife: Matalena Silva, sons: Tau (Noel) Silva, Edwin (Robyn) Silva, David (Lilly) Silva, Francis (Marie) Silva, Jerry (Naomi) Silva, Andrew (Nicole) Silva, Tino (Kapua) Moe, Pesi (Nyree) Silva, Joseph Silva, Sammy (Siiae) Silva, Oscar (Maria) Silva, William Stowers; daughters, Suzanna (Faaifo) Passi, Maggie (Mosula) Purcell, Easter Silva, Sofia Silva, Ruta Sefo; 50 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (Feb. 28) at Central Samoan Assembly of God (3544 Kalihi St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Masao “Frank” Gushi

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

MASAO FRANK GUSHI Age 80 of Wahiawa, HI passed away February 2, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. born March 22, 1933 in Waipahu, HI. Survived by wife, Mabel Seiko Gushi; daughters, Audrey Sue, Bridget (Ryan) Sawai, Nadine (Wesley) Lo; sister, Yvonne Miyasato; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

WILHELMINA “MINA” SOPHIA GOMES KANAE

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

2-23-WILHELMINA-KANAEWILHELMINA “MINA” SOPHIA GOMES KANAE 80, of Waimanalo, passed away on January 23, 2014. She was born on August 19, 1933, in Honolulu, to Ernest and Maria Gomes. She is survived by children Wilhelmina “Willie” M. Kanae; Frances “Fran” (Bill) Becker of Kapaa, Kauai; Ernest Kanae of Hilo, Hawaii; and Steven (Julie Beth) Kanae; 10 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. Surviving sisters are Gertrude Mahoney, Ruth (Samuel) Yap of Puko’o, Moloka’i, Ernestine (Edward Sr) Kama, Juanita Shoehigh, and Claire Ann Cabrido, and brother William (Bonnie) Gomes of San Marcos, California. A proud graduate of the class of 1951 from William McKinley High School, Mina enjoyed a good party and went to all her reunion gatherings. She loved music and hula dancing. While still in high school, her hula experience started under the auspices of Kent Ghirard at the Niumalu Hotel, which is now the Hilton Hawaiian Village, and took her to Japan and the Philippines. After high school, she was a contestant in the 1951 Miss Hawaii Pageant. In June of 1952, she joined the Royal Hawaiian Girls Glee Club dancing with the Kodak Hula Show through 1997. In her early years with Kodak, she opened “Mina Kanae’s Hula Studio” teaching hula to military families and their children. Mina was also a life time member of Hale O Na Alii O Hawaii. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Borthwick Mortuary, Vineyard/Maunakea Chapel. Visitation at 5:30pm and service at 6:00 p.m. Aloha attire. No Flowers

LYDIA D. LIONGSON

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

LYDIA D. LIONGSON Age 58, of Kahuku, HI, passed away January 23, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born March 27, 1955 in Laoag City, Philippines She is survived by husband, Valentin L. Liongson; daughters, Hazel (Garrick) Russell, Rowena (Travis) Browne; mother, Rosalia Ubando; brothers, Rolando Daguio, Victor (Tessie) Daguio; sisters, Estilita (Elviro) Alonzo, Luvisminda (Edison) Isaac, Teresita (Edwin) Panag; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday (March 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park Aloha Attire.

TATSUE “MARGE” TAKATANI

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

TATSUE ‘MARGE’ TAKATANI Tatsue ‘Marge’ Takatani 92, of Waipahu died in Santa Maria, CA on Dec 19, 2013. She was born in Keeau, Hawaii. Tatsue retired as a custodian at August Ahrens School in Waipahu. She was also a seamstress at Andrade’s. Tatsue was pre- deceased by her husband, Hiroshi (Winky), son Stanley, and brothers Kaoru, Hisashi and Sadayuki Nagai. She is survived by her daughter Karen (Karen’s husband, Bob Gallagher), both of Los Angeles, CA and brother Ikuo, of Sacramento, CA. Services will be at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on Wed. February 26th at 10:30am.

Rose Oh (Bronson)

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

2-23-Rose-OhROSE OH (BRONSON) Rose Oh (Bronson) passed peacefully on Valentine’s Day 2014 after a long bout with dementia. She is survived by her daughters Velvet and Debra. A private celebration of life will be held on Oahu. If you would like to participate, please send an email to: rose.oh.bronson@gmail.com

Esther Chin Ock Lee

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

ESTHER CHIN OCK LEE Age 96 of Pearl City, HI, passed away January 28, 2014 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born June 3, 1917 in Honolulu, HI. Retired housekeeper from the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel; former resident of Hale Mohalu Apartments. She is survived by sons, Kenneth (Donna) Lee, Francis Lee, Vernon (Martha) Lee, Reynold Lee, Dennis (Venie) Lee; daughters, Sharon (Ronald) Ota, Linda Lee, Jo Ann (Brian) Koga; brother, Francis Pak; sisters, Chin Soon Pak, Serena Chin Sook Park; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

WILLIAM A. WILLIAMS

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

WILLIAM A. WILLIAMS WILLIAMS, Williams A (Bill) – of Belleair, Florida passed away February 13, 2013. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania to Harry and Mabel Williams. He volunteered into the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and served in China and Okinawa where he was wounded and received his first Purple Heart. He continued his career in the Marines with Honorable service through the Vietnam War earning a second Purple Heart and numerous Combat Awards for his Honorable service to our great nation. After he retired from the military he worked for the Hertz Corporation as the Wholesale Fleet Manager for the Hawaiian Islands for 20 plus years. He also served on many charitable and law enforcement board of directors. Mr. Williams was a Lifetime Member of the Disabled American Veteran’s Chapter 11 of Clearwater, Florida. He is survived by his loving wife, Ramona and son, Gunner Bill. A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 411 Turner St, Clearwater, FL 33756 with graveside service immediately following at Bay Pines National Cemetery. Hubbell Funeral Home 727-584-7671 www.HubbellFuneralHome.com

Roddy Tsukao Miyajima

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

RODDY TSUKAO MIYAJIMA Age 86 of Kapolei, HI passed away on February 13, 2014 in Kapolei. Born February 9, 1928 in Lanai City, Lanai. Survived by wife, Agnes K. Miyajima; sons, Jon (Wanda) Miyajima, Michael (Xiuming Wang) Miyajima; daughter, Candace (Junius) Wong; sisters, Bessie Yamauchi, Mary Ford, Yvonne Belmodis; 8 grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Attire: Casual.

JOSEPH “HONEY-BOY” KONG LEE, SR.

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

JOSEPH HONEY-BOY KONG LEE, SR. Age 89, of Aiea, HI, passed away January 9, 2014 in Aiea. Born August 18, 1924 in Moanalua, HI. Joseph was a former 39 year employee of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He was a member of the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association, volunteer at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Pali Momi Hospital, & other senior citizen clubs. He is survived by sons, Henry E.K. (Jane) Lee, Joseph K. (Madeline) Lee of WA; daughters, Joelryne I. (Stanley) Leong, Charlotte H. (Ann) Lee; brother, Lawrence Lee of Kauai 7 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome

Alfred Agua

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

2-23-Alfred-AguaALFRED AGUA Age 78, peacefully passed away on February 13, 2014 with family and friends at his bedside and has joined our Heavenly Father. He was an aircraft mechanic at Hawaiian Airlines for 45 years and a graduate of Farrington High School Class of ’53. He was a wonderful husband, father, granddad, brother and uncle. His passion was “golfing.” He loved to run, travel, attend Saint Louis Crusader Football games and spend quality time with family. He was a generous, loving and compassionate man who did so much for others to see them succeed. Survived by son, Jason (Jan-Marie), two daughters Rona (John) Barsano and Melisa (Michael) Burton of California. Five grandchildren Tiana Lacar, Katelynn Barsano, Keoni Barsano, Joshua Agua and Jadyn Agua. Three sisters Eleanor Florendo, Shirley Suganuma (Mel) and Rosinda Auffrey. Visitation 8:30 am, Mass 11:00 am on Monday, March 3rd at St. Elizabeth Church in Aiea. Burial to follow at 12:30 pm at Mililani Memorial Park.

VERNON D.B. WONG

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

2-16 VERNON D.B. WONG PIC #22-16 VERNON D.B. WONG PIC #1VERNON D.B. WONG Of Waipio, Oahu, Hawaii, a retired maintenance supervisor at Kapiolani Community College and longtime member of the Hawaii Goldfish and Carp Association, died at home at age 76 on Oct. 6, 2013. He was born in Honolulu on Feb. 22, 1937. He was an avid sportsman, spending his younger years hunting, golfing and fishing. His love of fishing led him to many parts of the world, including Brazil, where he caught a 16-pound peacock bass (pictured). His latter years were filled with the caring and breeding of award-winning koi in his backyard. Vernon Wong is survived by son Vincent E. Wong; sisters Winnie C.H. Nakatsu, Ruby C.H. King and Sharyn Y.S. Wong; and brother Sisto K. Legoncion. He was preceded in death by son Frederic Dale Wong, sister Jennie Anderson, and parents Buck Tim Wong and Edna Wong Kamita. Private celebration of life held. Donations may be made to Hawaii Public Radio.

KIM N. TANONAKA

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

KIM N. TANONAKA Age 55, of Pearl City, HI, passed away February 2, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born May 24, 1958 in Honolulu, HI. Kim was employed by Dr. Roy Matsumoto. She is survived by parents, Roy & Barbara Tanonaka. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Saturday (March 22) at Mililani Memorial Park.

FAUSTINO “CIMO’ QUINONAS VERANO

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

FAUSTINO CIMO QUINONAS VERANO Age 85, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 28, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born February 15, 1928 in Makuwele, Kauai. Retired carpenter from Dillingham Corporation. Member of Carpenter’s Union Local 745. He is survived by wife, Lucina A. “Lucy” Verano; daughters, Ivy “Cookie” Verano, Jerri Lei Verano; son, Frank “Bobi” (Rose) Verano, Jr.; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grand- children Visitation 9 a.m. Friday (Feb. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:15 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MARJORY SUEKO CHEE

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

MARJORY SUEKO CHEE Age 82 of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 22, 2014 in Aiea. Born November 6, 1931 in Waipahu, HI. She retired from the warehouse at the Dole Company. Also, a member of Ben Franklin Sr, Craft Club, Pearl City. She is survived by husband, Frederick K.T. Chee; daughters, Aileen Chee, Cheryl I.W. (Breene) Harimoto; son, Derick (Gloria) Chee; sisters, Alyce Kuba, Elaine Tokita; 5 grandchildren and 1 great- grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Betty K. L. Yuen

Posted On February 21st, 2014 -

2-21-Betty-YuenBETTY K. L. YUEN 89, passed away on January 12, 2014. She was born May 24, 1924 and was the second oldest of five children of Samuel and Alice Fong of Honolulu. In 1944 she married Walter F. Yuen, who predeceased her in 1991. She retired from Theo H. Davis as a shipping clerk and was on call at Kahala Macy’s. She was very talented working with her hands such as knitting, crocheting, sewing and quilting. She sewed everything from shirts, blouses and even her daughters’ wedding gowns. She was very creative in adding unique touches to her clothes, too. Betty was exceptionally generous who always gave money, jewelry and things she made to her love ones. She cherished her family and her greatest joy was family gatherings to share in laughter, playing games and the family eating her famous beef stew and rum cake. She really looked forward to having her morning coffee with her “Kahala McDonalds gang” and Monday mornings with her knitting friends. She treasured her trips to Las Vegas and actually hit a couple of jackpots. She is survived by companion Masaru Akamatsu, sons Walter Jr. (Vickie), Nelson (Myra), daughters Beverly Nomi (Nelson), Shareen Sato (Gilford), twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. We will miss her deeply. Private services were held.

RUSSELL “RUSS” BALIGUAT, SR.

Posted On February 21st, 2014 -

RUSSELL RUSS BALIGUAT, SR. Age 57, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 10, 2014 in Aiea. Born August 14, 1956 in Ewa, HI. Member of North American Fishing Club. An avid fisherman. He is survived by Sue Baliguat; daughters, Jackie (Jason) Kaai, Tiffany (Garrit) Hunt, Pearl (Jeremy) Flores; son: Russell (Gina) Baliguat, Jr.; 4 grandchildren; brother: Mert (Danette) Baliguat; sister: Nedrra (Daerick) Lanakila; companion: Donna Rios. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Edward L. Kekoa

Posted On February 21st, 2014 -

2-21-14  EDWARD KEKOA  AD# 603663EDWARD L. KEKOA Known as “Butch or Butchie” was a resident of Nanakuli passed Jan. 31 (age 55). Born Nov. 5, 1958 in Palolo and was a bus driver for years with Oahu Transit Service. He was a man full of love for everyone he encountered. Survived by: Wife- Lona Kaniu Kekoa, Son- Edward “Luna”, Jr. (Kahale), Daughters- Charmaine “Tita” (Junior Salomon), Rochelle “Mimi” Kane (Richard) & Leimomi “Hoku” and 4 Grandchildren- Malie & Richard Kane, Jr., and Naulu & Kawelo Kekoa. He is also survived by Mother- Rebecca Kekoa, Brother’s- Joe (Eunice) Kekoa, Eddie Kekoa and Michael (Roxanne) Kekoa, Sisters- Michelle “Ui” (Nolan) Arasato, Nel (Sean) Kekoa and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Services Sat. March 1 at Mililani Memorial- Mauka Chapel. Visitation 5pm Service 6:15pm. Aloha Attire.

Linda Seifert Schladermundt Appel

Posted On February 21st, 2014 -

2-21-14--LINDA-APPEL--AD#-603682LINDA SEIFERT SCHLADERMUNDT APPEL On February 11, Linda Seifert Schladermundt Appel died peacefully surrounded by family at home in Kailua after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Linda was born in Lancaster PA and was a graduate of Manheim Central High School and the Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing. She moved to Hawaii in 1976 to begin a career dedicated to improving health care in Hawaii, particularly for those suffering from mental illness. She worked for 25 years for the Adult Mental Health Division of the Hawaii Department of Health. She led the effort to earn accreditation for Hawaii State Hospital and was awarded State Manager of the Year by Gov. Ben Cayetano in 1997. She was a founding member of the National Association for Healthcare Quality and was named a Fellow of NAHQ in recognition for her leadership as a healthcare quality professional. Linda’s passion was cooking and she was happiest entertaining family and friends in her kitchen. She is survived by husband Frank, sister Patty Seifert, daughter Ana Hobbs Schlader- mundt (TJ), stepson Scott Appel (Maisie), and grand- daughters Kaydn Schlader -mundt Hobbs and Molly Catherine Appel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice Hawaii (hospicehawaii.org) in Linda’s memory.

Dionicia “Ining” Dagdag Derige

Posted On February 21st, 2014 -

DIONICIA INING DAGDAG DERIGE Age 89 of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 29, 2014 in Waipahu, HI. Born October 4, 1924 in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Phillippines. Retired from Schofield Barracks Guest House and Del Monte Fresh Produce. She is survived by daughter, Erlinda (Danny) Malano; son, Ernesto (Mackey) Derige; daughter, Carmen Derige (Lao) Nguyen; sister, Filomena Corpuz Allagones; 10 grand- children; and 4 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 27) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Haruo Aruga

Posted On February 20th, 2014 -

HARUO ARUGA Age 83 of Wahiawa, HI, passed away on February 2, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Born on November 30, 1930 in Honohina, HI. He is survived by wife, Dorothy T. Aruga; son, Tracy (Cheryl Aruga); brothers, Hiroshi Aruga, Isao (Kay) Aruga, Mitsugi (Tomoe) Aruga; sister, Chieko Fujimoto; and 2 grandsons. Private services were held. No monetary & koden, please.

TECLA DE LOS SANTOS SALVADOR

Posted On February 20th, 2014 -

TECLA DE LOS SANTOS SALVADOR Age 91, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 27, 2014 in Waipahu. Born Sept. 22, 1922 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines She is survived by sons, Primitivo (Lydia) Salvador, Blas (Josephine) Salvador; Daughter, Severina De Los Santos, 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Dr. Frank Dean Schowengerdt

Posted On February 20th, 2014 -

FRANK SCHOWENGERDT brought space research, education to Hawaii Dr. Frank Schowengerdt, first director of PISCES, the Hawaii space research center, died of cancer Feb. 12 in Alexandria, VA. He was 77. He was Director of Space Product Development for NASA and in 2007 became director of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, PISCES, at UH-Hilo, testing space technology from around the world. Contributions may be made to University of Hawaii Foundation, UH-Hilo, account #12594804 (PISCES). Specify Schowengerdt Memorial.

LOUISE “AUNTY YOSHI” SAKAIDA

Posted On February 20th, 2014 -

LOUISE AUNTY YOSHI SAKAIDA Age 92. Passed away February 10, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Born June 25, 1921 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from Parkshore Hotel. She is survived by daughters, Susan Momohara, Paulette (Bruce K.) Matsumoto; sister, Jackie (Henry) Sakamoto; 5 grandchildren; 4 great- granchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 2/25 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 1:00 p.m. Wednesday 2/26 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

Edwin Mitsuo Sato

Posted On February 20th, 2014 -

EDWIN MITSUO SATO 75, of Honolulu, passed away on January 28 at the Queen’s Medical Center. He was a Retired Military Officer for the United States Army from Pahala. He is survived by wife, Lucille Nakamoto-Sato; sons, Grant & Garret; daughter, Laurilyn Sato; step-mother; Thelma Sato; brother, James, two step children; 3 step grandchildren; and beloved cat Mei Mei. Funeral services will be held on February 22 at Borthwick Mortuary – Maunakea Chapel. Visitation will be at 10am and service will begin at 11am. Burial will be held on February 24 at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at 1pm. On-line Condolences at www.BorthwickOahu.com

Grace Harumi Santos

Posted On February 19th, 2014 -

GRACE HARUMI SANTOS 93 of Honolulu, passed peacefully at home on February 10, 2014. She was born in Honolulu. She retired as a seamstress for Alfred Shaheen. She was preceded in death by her husband Alexander. She is survived by her son, Craig (Susan); daughters, Gaylynne (Philip) Cavaco, Sharlene (Paul) Silva; nine grand- children; eight great-grand- children. She will be truly missed. Services were held.

Gary Tadashi Shimabukuro

Posted On February 19th, 2014 -

2-19-Gary-ShimabukuroGARY TADASHI SHIMABUKURO Gary Tadashi Shimabukuro passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside on January 26, 2014. He was born on July 24, 1929 in Peahi, Maui and was the eighth child of Mankichi and Uto Shimabukuro. Gary graduated from W.R. Farrington High School in 1947 and attended Honolulu Business College. On November 27, 1947, together with his parents and brothers, he helped create M. Shimabukuro & Sons and Mikilua Poultry Farm, Inc. in Mikilua Valley on the Waianae Coast of Oahu. In 1975, he founded Ka Lei Eggs. Gary was actively involved with the operations of Mikilua Poultry Farm, Inc. as President and later as a Director for 65 years. Gary loved music and continued to play saxophone after high school. He created the Sonic Big Band Sound orchestra which performed for the ballroom dancing club venue. He was a lifetime member of the Musicians Association of Hawaii Local 677 AFM. His love for basketball inspired him to form the Leeward Lakers and Mikilua Gamecocks which participated for many years in the Armed Forces League, Kalakaua League and international basketball tournaments in Korea and Japan. Gary also believed in youth basketball and was the sponsor of the Hawaiian Maid Girls Basketball League with the Honolulu City and County Parks and Recreation. He was a member of the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, Mikilua Farm Center, Jikoen Hongwanji Mission and Ginoza Sonjin Kai. Gary is survived by his wife, Juliet “Sue” Shimabukuro; daughters, Phyllis (Andrew Geiser) and Lois Shimabukuro- Miyake; granddaughters, Lindsey Libed of San Francisco, California, Alexis Miyake of Valencia, California, and Alana Miyake; brother, Howard Shima (Ethel); and sister, Phyllis Akina of Morgan Hill, California. Buddhist services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation at 4:00pm and service at 5:00pm. Casual attire, no flowers.

Gretchen R. Neal

Posted On February 19th, 2014 -

2-19-Gretchen-NealGRETCHEN R. NEAL Gretchen Neal, 75, of Kailua, died December 7, 2013. She was born and raised in New Mexico. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Colorado, moved to Hawaii, became a Registered Nurse and was the first female accepted into the Health Services Administration Program at UH Manoa where she earned her Master’s Degree in Public Health. Gretchen retired as the Chief Operating Officer for the American Cancer Society, Hawaii and Texas Division in 2004. During her 34 years at ACS, she saw the founding of the first Children’s Cancer Summer Camp, worked tirelessly for the Relay For Life, was involved in the first chemotherapy program in the state, saw the decline in use of tobacco, witnessed advancement and adoption of cancer screening techniques, and provided funding for the Wig Room at ACS. Gretchen enjoyed her retirement and remained active in the community serving in leadership roles in the Assistance League of Hawaii and the Adventurer’s Club. She was a Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts where she received the Women of Distinction Award in 1995 and was an Honorary Life Member of ACS. Her greatest passions were spending time with family and friends, her pets, volunteering, traveling, and playing games of all kinds. She played regularly on several bridge leagues and loved to entertain. Gretchen was preceded in death by her husband Bill Neal and her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Neal; daughter-in-law, Marikaye Neal; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Sherman; brother-in-law, Richard Neal; grandchildren, Colin Neal, Maleah Neal, Caynan Sherwood; and numerous Littleton and Rolf relatives. Gretchen loved Hawaii and its people deeply. She will be missed by many. A celebration of her life will be held on March 8, 2014 at 11am, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Honolulu. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge.


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