Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

KENNETH “SONNY” KWAI SUNG QUON

Posted On December 13th, 2014 -

$nameKENNETH SONNY KWAI SUNG QUON Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away November 11, 2014 in Honolulu. Born May 22, 1930 in Honolulu. United Chinese Society 2013. Model Chinese Father of the year. Retired from Sealy Mattress Company. Past President of Lung Kong Kung Shaw. Member of Kings Golf Club and Chevron/Hicks Golf Club. He is survived by son, Kendall Quon; daughters, Kennydeen Quon, Kristi (Anibal) Esquef, Kerri (Stanley) Vincent; brother, Steven Quon; sister, Mildred “Millie” Ho; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday 12/19 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

JONATHAN CHESTER PARLIER

Posted On December 13th, 2014 -

JONATHAN CHESTER PARLIER Age 64, of Mililani, HI, passed away November 7, 2014 in Waipahu, HI. Born October 29, 1950 in Reedly, CA. Jonathan was a retired self employed wine broker. He is survived by wife, Nancy Parlier. Private Services were held.

ANTHONY VILLARAMA

Posted On December 13th, 2014 -

ANTHONY VILLARAMA Age 72 passed away November 26, 2014 in Escondido, CA, County of San Diego. Born in the Philippines. He is survived by sisters, Vicki, Tessie; nieces, Lani, Luana; Nephew, David. Private burial. Online Condolences: ElCaminoMemorial.com.

JACQUELINE MARIE KEALA SILVA

Posted On December 13th, 2014 -

$nameJACQUELINE MARIE KEALA SILVA Jacqueline Marie Keala Silva passed away on December 6, 2014 at the age of 89. She was born in Honolulu on October 23, 1925 to Simmons Benton of Niihau and Rose Benton of Honolulu. She attended Central Intermediate and McKinley High School. She worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Leonard’s Bakery, Kapiolani Drive In, Hawaii Theater, and Kress Stores. She is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years David Silva of Hilo. She is survived by sons, David Jr. (Annette), Warren (Sheila), Alan (Linda) and Randy; sisters, Nola Bergman and Elaine Ching; 9 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren. Visitation from 9:30am to 11am on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at St. John Vianney, Kailua. Mass 11:00am; burial at 2:00pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

FLORES IBRAO SALUD

Posted On December 12th, 2014 -

FLORES IBRAO SALUD Age 77, of Kapolei, HI, passed away November 25, 2014 in Kapolei. Born December 16, 1936 in Nueva Viscaya, Philippines. A member of Local Union 5, he was employed by the Waikiki Sheraton for 43 years. He is survived by wife, Rosita Yagin Salud; 6 sons; 3 daughters; sister, Juanita Ibrao Salud; 16 grandchildren; 6 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Tuesday (Dec 16) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (Dec 17) at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

MARIA “OMA” WILSON (LEDERLE)

Posted On December 12th, 2014 -

12-12 MARIA WILSON b&wMARIA OMA WILSON (LEDERLE) Maria “Oma” Wilson (Lederle). 81, of Kailua, died November 21st. She was born in Wagenbuhl, Germany. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, William “Bill” Wilson; her sister, Bertl Klemmer and brothers: Toni, Josef and Albert Lederle; children Raymond (Diane) Wilson of Leesburg, Virginia; Gabriele (Lee) Finn of Kailua, Hawaii; James (Barbara) Wilson of Riederau, Germany; Shirley (Dennis) Sullivan of Portland, Oregon; seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Her youngest daughter Ellen (Ken) DeBondt preceded her in death in 2011 when a drunk driver took her life. A celebration of life will be held at Kaneohe Yacht Club Longhouse, Dec. 21st, 4-8pm. Please come share memories and pupus. In lieu of flowers, Maria requested friends bring a food dish to share in memory of all the meals she enjoyed with you over the years. A service will be held at St. Anthony’s Church (148 Makawao St., Kailua), Dec. 23rd at 9am. Aloha attire.

ROBERT RICHARDS MIDKIFF

Posted On December 12th, 2014 -

ROBERT RICHARDS MIDKIFF Was born on September 24, 1920, in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. He died on October 29, 2014. He was 94 years old. He was a fourth-generation descendant of Amos Starr and Juliet Montague Cooke, teachers and missionaries, who taught the royal children of Hawaii at the Chiefs’ Children’s School. He lived an exemplary life of service to others and received numerous major awards, including the following: the Connie Murdoch Award from the Small Business Council of America in 1990; and the Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year in 1995 at Philanthropy Day. He was commended by the State Senate for his outstanding achievements in business and philanthropic contributions to the people of Hawaii in 2001, and was honored by Governor Ben Cayetano, who proclaimed July 14, 2001, as Robert R. Midkiff Day. He was awarded the 2001 Ho’olaulima No Na Keiki Award from the Good Beginnings Alliance; received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2002; and was the first recipient of the Pacific Business News Business Leadership Hawaii Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. He was awarded the Alfred Preis Award for 2003 from the Hawaii Alliance for Arts in Education; was selected as one of the Honolulu Magazine 100 Notables in 2005, which honored note-worthy citizens who have made a significant contribution to Honolulu’s life and culture; won the 2006 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Small Business Council of America; and the Fred Rogers Award for Philanthropy from the Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families in 2007. His great-great grandparents, Amos Starr Cooke and Juliet Montague Cooke, sailed “around the Horn” from New England to the Hawaiian Islands as missionaries in the Eighth Company, arriving in 1837. This missionary couple, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Starr Cooke, founded and taught the ali’i children in the Chiefs’ Children’s School, the home school for princes and princesses. Many of their pupils established “royal trusts” that still exist and give money for specific purposes, including the Lunalilo Home Trust, the Bishop Estate, the Queen Lili’uokalani Trust, and the Queen Emma Foundation. Mr. Midkiff cared deeply about this legacy, and he said that, “There comes with being a missionary descendant a feeling that we are all children of God, brothers and sisters of all people, and that we all have an obligation to care for each other.” In this school, the royal children lived and shared the life and responsibilities, the disciplines and the joys of Mr. and Mrs. Cooke and their own children. In this school, sixteen royal children were educated. Five of them later became Monarchs of the Kingdom. Princess Bernice Pauahi, great-granddaughter of Kamehameha The Great, was one of these royal pupils, and lived in the Cooke’s missionary home from age eight to age nineteen, and was married in the parlor of that home to Charles Reed Bishop. Impressed with the benefits of such education, when Princess Pauahi later inherited great portions of the Kamehamehama lands, and was approaching the end of her life, she decided that what she could provide that could best help her needy people was a good Christian education. She left her great estate to establish and maintain The Kamehameha Schools. All of the royal children of the Chiefs’ Children’s School were childless, or lost their only children. Several of them created charitable trusts based on lands given them by the Great Mahele of Kamehameha III; including Queen Emma, who left her lands in trust for Queen’s Hospital, and King Lunalilo, who left his lands in a trust to care for aged Hawaiians. Queen Lili’uokalani left her lands similarly to provide for orphans, giving preference to those of pure or part Hawaiian descent. Mr. Midkiff’s maternal great-grandmother, Juliette Montague Cooke Atherton, was one of the Cooke children reared with Princess Pauahi and the other Hawaiian princes and princesses in the Chiefs’ Children’s School. His great-grandmother told stories of those royal school days and in this way her deep and infectious love for the Hawaiian children and their parents had a profound experience upon him as a child. She was the first in her family to attend Punahou School in 1850. She founded and conducted the Juliette M. Atherton Trust, which later became part of the Atherton Family Foundation. His grandfather, Theodore Richards, came to Hawaii in 1888 as a teacher and later served as Principal of The Kamehameha School for Boys for five years, beginning in 1894. He married Mary Cushing Atherton, daughter of Juliette Cooke Atherton and Joseph Ballard Atherton. Theodore Richards founded Kokokahi, which means “of one blood”, which he meant as a place for people of different races to live together as people of one blood. He also founded the Friend Peace Scholarship Fund, and was the Superintendent for 25 years of the Bible Training School, and helped to establish the Kauluwela Mission. He was the son of Frank Elbert Midkiff and Ruth Richards Midkiff, his grandparents were Theodore Richards (who served as Principal of Kamehameha Schools for five years beginning in 1894) and Mary Atherton Richards, and his great-grandparents were Joseph Ballard Atherton and Juliet Cooke Atherton, the eldest daughter of the Cookes. Juliette Cooke Atherton founded and conducted the Juliette M. Atherton Trust, which later became the Atherton Family Foundation. His father, Frank Elbert Midkiff, served as a Trustee of both the Kamehameha Schools and of Punahou School. When he first arrived in Hawaii in 1913 to teach at Punahou School, he planned to stay in Hawaii for only two years and then to continue around the world. He had no desire to leave once he had come to the islands. He taught and coached at Punahou School, and then became a teacher and coach, and later principal of Kamehameha Schools. His parents were married in 1917. His mother, Ruth Richards Midkiff, was an active community volunteer, serving as Regent of the Daughters of the Hawaii, President of the Garden Club of Honolulu, and as the President of the YWCA locally and a national Director of the YWCA. She taught Sunday School at Central Union Church. Bob spent part of his childhood on the site of the present Bishop Museum, which was then the Kamehameha School for Boys. His fondness for the Hawaiian people thus had its source in his family’s close educational relationships with Hawaiian students in schools, a history that has stretched from 1837 to the present day. Bob was the second of three children. His sisters are Mary Wilson Midkiff, who died of diphtheria at an early age, and Elizabeth (Betty) Midkiff Morris Myers, who died in 2012. Bob attended Hanahauoli School, graduating in 1931; PunahouSchool, class of 1938; and Yale University, class of 1942, with his close friends Thurston Twigg-Smith and John Kneubuhl. He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Yale. World War II broke out during his senior year at college, and after graduation, he enlisted in the Army, which sent him to study Japanese language back at Yale. He first started in the Military Police in the Army, and was later assigned to General McArthur’s staff in Japan. He was then sent to Korea, and his job was to repatriate Japanese civilians and soldiers from Korea back to Japan. He received the Army Commendation Ribbon. After the war, he had some choices: either law school at Yale, or business school at Harvard, or government in Washington, all on the mainland, but he listened to some very good advice from a mentor and returned to Hawaii. The advice was that ‘You will make three great decisions in your life. You will decide whom you will marry, but your wife will have a lot to say about that. You will decide what church you will attend again, your wife will have a lot to say about that. But you can decide where you want to live and what you do when you get there.” He decided he wanted to live in Hawaii, so he returned home to the Islands. He cared deeply about Hawaii and its people. His days were full of good works in this community. His life was full of activity, concern, and service to others. His first job was at Hawaiian Trust downtown, where he started as a delivery boy and clerk. He later married the late Eva Anita (Evanita) Sumner in 1948, and together they raised five children in their Kahala Beach home. After Hawaiian Trust, he moved to American Factors (AmFac), where he was a Vice-President for Public Relations and Planning. He helped to develop Kaanapali Resort and Silverado Resort for AmFac, and helped to found the Lahaina Restoration Foundation in 1962, with the goal of preserving the historical significance of the town, and to return Lahaina to the appearance that it had during the days of the Hawaiian monarchy. After AmFac, he served as the President of American Security Bank, and then founded his own trust company, American Trust Co. of Hawaii, which served as a custodial trustee for pension and profit sharing plans. American Trust bought Bishop Trust, and he later sold both companies to the Bank of Hawaii. He pioneered the use of profit sharing plans and was known as the “Father of Profit Sharing in Hawaii”. He was always an active community volunteer, serving on the Atherton Family Foundation and countless other boards. He helped found the Downtown Improvement Association, Waikiki Improvement Association, and the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace. He was on the board of directors of the Moanalua Gardens Foundation, the Kokokahi Community Trust, which his grandfather, Theodore Richards, founded, and served as President of the Social Science Association. One of his biggest accomplishments was in seeing a vision of downtown and helping to make that vision become reality. His first goal was to anchor the government decision-making process by locating the new state Capitol in central Honolulu, thus ensuring that all state, city, and federal headquarters buildings were a part of downtown. To that end, he joined Scotty Koga as co-chairmen of the architect selection committee, selecting the ultimate design for the Capitol. The second goal was to anchor the downtown business center by creating a building like Rockefeller Center, which would serve as a business magnet and catalyst to sustain growth in the downtown area. The Financial Plaza of the Pacific was the remarkable result. His third goal was to revitalize downtown with cultural and historical assets, such as Iolani Palace, the Mission Houses Museum, and Chinatown. Downtown needed to be a cultural hub, to bring people to the area after work hours. Part of his plan to create that cultural hub was to restore the Hawaii Theatre to its former glory (the area was talked about as becoming another parking lot). He raised millions of dollars to restore the theatre. He also became chairman of the Honolulu Culture and Arts District. He served as a director of the Honolulu Advertiser, and helped his childhood friend, Thurston Twigg-Smith, to form the joint operating agreement which had the Advertiser and the Star-Bulletin sharing their printing presses. He had a rare gift for bringing people together to work for a common cause. He was very successful in raising money for non-profits, working for many worthy causes, including Punahou School’s Charles R. Bishop Building restoration; the Hawaii Community Foundation, which he helped to found and for which he served as secretary and director; the Mission Houses Museum; and the Friends of Iolani Palace. He served as the President of the Hawaii Visitors Bureau, as Chairman of Aloha United Way’s Trust & Foundations Division, and as Hawaii’s first representative on the Council of Foundations board. He traveled to Washington, D.C., where he advocated for profit-sharing and for ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership) plans, working with his great friend Senator Sparky Matsunaga. He was a director of the Profit Sharing Council of America. He helped establish a bill for Hawaii Land Trusts. His social network included the Apua Ale and Sail Gang, a group of friends who grew up together and maintained their Punahou School connection all their lives. Their children all became friends, and the parents taught them to sail and gave them a large extended network of connections. His home became the scene of many wonderful parties. He and his wife decided to take disco dancing lessons, and invited their friends to join them at their house in Kahala for those lessons. There were many parties given for his friends and for his children, and many of them ended with the rugs being rolled up, the music turned on, and lots of dancing. He loved music of all kinds, and took up the piano again in his later years. He loved opera, jazz (Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington were favorites), and Hawaiian music. He wrote and sang his signature song, “Why Deed You Make Me Love You, Why, Deed You?” He was a good friend to many, and his good friends continued to be his friends after his stroke in 2006. He enjoyed golf, both with his father at Oahu Country Club, and later, with a terrific and kind group at Waialae Country Club. He continued to meet every Friday at the Pacific Club with some of his classmates. He loved to tell jokes, and published a book, Uncle Bob’s Heavenly Jokes, for a fundraiser for the Good Beginnings Alliance. In 1993 he launched a new career as a children’s advocate, using the considerable money-raising and marketing skills that took him to the top of his business field, as an advocate for the cause at the Legislature and with the Hawaii Business Roundtable. The Senate Resolution in 2001 stated, in part, “The people of Hawaii owe a debt of gratitude beyond what words can express to Mr. Midkiff. He has been a leader and mainstay in the development of modern Hawaii since Statehood. He will be memorialized in the history of Hawaii as a towering figure in business leadership and community participation.” In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in his name to Punahou School, 1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96822, for the Robert R. ’38 and Evanita S. ’39 Midkiff Endowed Fund to support Early Childhood Education; or to KCAA , 2707 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826; or to the Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, or to a charity of your choice. He is survived by numerous family members, including his five children, Mary Lloyd Midkiff Fiedler, Robin Starr Midkiff, Shelley Sumner Midkiff, Robert Richards Midkiff, Jr., and David Wilson Midkiff; and his six grandchildren, Jennifer Cooke Fiedler, Julia Wright Fiedler, Alejandra Sumner Liliuokalani Borunda, Erich Atherton Deines, Anita Starr Deines, and Gabriel Itzcoatl Borunda, and three great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Solomon Deines, and Evanita Mahealani Beins. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Evanita Sumner Midkiff, and his sisters Mary Wilson Midkiff and Frances Elizabeth (Betty) Midkiff Morris Myers. Services will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813. There will be a private interment service at the Mission Houses Cemetery.

JUAN BORJA BELENO

Posted On December 12th, 2014 -

JUAN BORJA BELENO Age 92, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 29, 2014 in Waipahu. Born October 12, 1922 in Abra, Philippines. He retired from the Waipahu Sugar Plantation. He is survived by son, Marcelino (Chandra) Beleno; daughters, Zenaida (Romeo) Vallesteros, Angelita (Rodrigo) Castillo; sisters, Clara, Ana, Maria; 9 grandchildren; 9 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Tuesday (Dec. 16) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

YVONNE LEIALOHA ZEMBIK

Posted On December 12th, 2014 -

YVONNE LEIALOHA ZEMBIK Age 75, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away November 10, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born March 11, 1939 in Honolulu, HI. Member of the Ewa Immaculate Conception Church. She is survived by son, Michael (Pam) Zembik, III; daughters, Cheryl Ann P. (Dan Musk) Zembik, Debbie (Dave) Alison; brothers, Kenneth (Joann) Perry, Anthony Perry, Jr.; sister, Annette Keliikoa; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Wednesday (Dec. 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Program and Eulogy 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service 12:00 p.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Rosalind Au Young Leong Wong

Posted On December 12th, 2014 -

ROSALIND AU YOUNG LEONG WONG Age 99, retired piano teacher, died on Dec 1, 2014 at St Francis Hospice. Born in Honolulu, Rosalind was preceded in death by husband Robert S. Leong and son Kenneth Leong. She is survived by sons, Robert Leong, Raymond Leong, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Private Service on December 16, 2014. No monetary offerings.

FRANCES KAMELA DENIZ

Posted On December 11th, 2014 -

$nameFRANCES KAMELA DENIZ Frances Kamela Deniz, of Honaunau, Hawaii passed away on Friday, December 5 at Kona Community Hospital at the age of 84. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii on April 16, 1930. She was a home- maker, worked at the Kona Coast Macadamia Nut and Candy Factory as a mac nut sorter and candy maker, and she was also a member of Kahikolu Congregational Church. Frances was known in the Kona community for her kind and pleasant demeanor, always willing to share her knowledge of Hawaiian and family history with others. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Henry Deniz Sr. Services to commemorate her life will be held at Kahikolu Congregational Church in Napo’opo’o on Sunday, December 14th. The family will be available to receive condolences at 2:30 with the service beginning at 3:00. A private family gravesite service will follow at the church cemetery. The family requests that casual or aloha attire be worn. Flowers are welcome. She is survived by her sons, Henry (Jeanne) Deniz Jr. of Honaunau, HI, Edward (Celeste) Deniz of Honaunau, HI, Michael (Debra) Deniz of Honaunau, HI, Stephen (Cindy) Deniz of Honaunau, HI, Clement (Claudia) Deniz of Honaunau, HI, Harold (Ren’e) Deniz of Honaunau, HI, Francis (Lisa) Deniz of Haleiwa, HI. Her daughters, Lily Anne (Stratton) Souza of Kailua-Kona, HI and Emma (Keven) Yamaguchi of Honaunau, HI. Her brothers, Edward “Sonny” Chang of Lana’i City, HI and Clement Chang Sr. of Hilo, HI. Her sister Winne (David) Montfort of Miloli’i, HI. Brother In-Law Walter Denis of Honaunau, HI. 28 grandchildren, 1 hanai grand- child, 8 great-grandchildren, 4 hanai great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

ARNOLD IVAN NAUMU

Posted On December 11th, 2014 -

ARNOLD IVAN NAUMU Age 81, of Aiea, HI, passed away November 11, 2014 in Aiea. Born August 21, 1933 in Waimea, Kauai, HI. Preceded in death by brothers Leilehua, David, Wallace, Harold and Castle; sisters Helen, Dora, Judith and Violet. He is survived by wife, Linda Naumu; daughter, Sandra Watanabe; sister, Minerva Kaohi; grandchildren, Eric Watanabe, Lauren Watanabe, Lindsey Watanabe. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Tuesday (Dec. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service to follow 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

SHIGEYO OHTA

Posted On December 11th, 2014 -

SHIGEYO OHTA Age 103, of Mililani, passed away October 2, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born July 20, 1911 in Pearl City, Hawaii. Retired housekeeper. She is survived bys sons, M. Y. (F.) Ohta, James (Charlene) Ohta, Masao (Dale) Ohta, Roy Y. (Charlene) Ohta; daughters, Agnes (Masaru) Abe, Dora (Kenneth) Stover, Ethel (Richard) Anzai; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 6 great- great-grandchildren. Private services were held. At family’s request “No Koden.”

CELESTINO MONTENEGRO DEGUINON

Posted On December 10th, 2014 -

CELESTINO MONTENEGRO DEGUINON Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away November 16, 2014 in Honolulu. Born May 3 1925 in Alcoy, Cebu, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Pasencia Deguinon; sons, Felipe (Thelma) Deguinon, Filomeno (Edefel) Deguinon; daughters, Salome (Elpidio) Ubaldo, Rosita (Nicanor) Menor, Trinidad Deguinon, Lydia (Danilo) Macaraeg; sisters, Maria Manacap, Modesta Cervo; 17 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Monday 12/15 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:45 a.m. Tuesday 12/16 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church, 712 N School St., Mass 11:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

TAUTAVA SIPOLOA FUAPAPA

Posted On December 10th, 2014 -

TAUTAVA SIPOLOA FUAPAPA Age 69, of Aiea, HI, passed away November 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. Born March 5, 1945 in Pavai’iai, American Samoa. Retired senior storekeeper clerk of Sheraton Hotels. He is survived by wife, Pelenatete Nanai Fuapapa; sons, Calvin (Sarah) Tatupu, Tautava (Theresa) Fuapapa, Jr., Starsky Tautava II; daughters, Newlynn (Faalili) Afele, Brenda (Paea) Tovi; brothers; Sipoloa Galoia, Lancelot Sipoloa Fruean, Laufasa Ta’amu, Lupe T. Fuapapa, Tumua Faleao; sisters, Faasamoa Tua’ua, Vaiola Robinson; 15 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m., Monday (Dec. 15) at Waipahu United Church of Christ (94-330 Mokuola St., Waipahu). Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

EULALIA “LOLA” CALLEJO MANZANO

Posted On December 10th, 2014 -

EULALIA LOLA CALLEJO MANZANO Age 94, of Waipahu, HI, passed away November 11, 2014 in Waipahu. Born February 12, 1920 in Cadacad Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Eulalia was a retired Housekeeper from Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. She is survived by daughters, Loretta (Ely) Rivera, Perlita (Jose) Bello; brother, Rodolfo (Eulalia) Callejo; sister, Consuelo Cabael; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Sunday (Dec. 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Monday (Dec. 15) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

MARCELO MARQUEZ VIDAD

Posted On December 9th, 2014 -

MARCELO MARQUEZ VIDAD Age 71, of Pearl City, HI, passed away October 30, 2014 in Aiea, HI. Born November 5, 1942 in Philippines. He is survived by wife, Melendrina D. Vidad; sons, Jerry (Ruby) Vidad Sr., James (Sandra) Vidad Sr.; daughters, Mely Vidad, Michelle (Lawrence) Rosa; brother, Dionicio (Violeta) Vidad; sisters, Coleta (Ricardo) Calasag, Victorina (Frank) Pascual, Adela Benigno; 11 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Saturday (Dec. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

SAMSON FLORES SARANILLO, SR.

Posted On December 9th, 2014 -

$nameSAMSON FLORES SARANILLO, SR. Age 89, of Aiea, HI, passed away November 17, 2014 in Aiea. Born January 17, 1925 in Kihei, Maui. He retired from the Federal Government as a Navy Seabee & machinist/mechanic. What was important to him was his faithful support to his family and the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He also loved to share music, rated “G” jokes and stories of “Maui No Ka Oi” days. “We’re okay in spite of” will be remembered. “You will be missed, but only for a moment”. Rev. 21:3,4. He is survived by sons, Samson Saranillo, Jr., David (Pooney) Saranillo, Dathan Saranillo; daughters, Eunice (Raymond Jr.) Duarte, Janice Rivers, Tammy (Russell) Lopes, Jojo (Weymouth Jr.) K.; brother, Peter Saranillo; sisters, Emma Tanghal, Delapas Aguinaldo, Ursula Saranillo; 19 grand- children; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Sunday (Dec 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Flowers welcome.

IRWIN DON MEYERS

Posted On December 9th, 2014 -

IRWIN DON MEYERS 1925 – 2014 Irwin Don Meyers, a retired architect and avid sailor, and known to his many friends as Don, died at home on November 12, 2014. He was born and raised in El Campo, Texas, before enlisting in the US Army Air Corps to serve from 1942 to 1946. He graduated in 1953 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas and practiced architecture in Texas until moving to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1962, to begin his architecture practice where he continued until he retired in 1985. During his long residence in Hawaii he became a member in both the Hawaii and the Waikiki yacht clubs and became an active competitor sailing Soling and El Toro classes. In 1979 he was elected as the Commodore of the Waikiki Yacht Club and became the president of yachting’s International Order of the Blue Gavel in 1982. His niece Ileene Robinson who lives in Texas survives him. There will be a celebration of his life at the Waikiki Yacht Club on December 9, 2014 with a special potluck dinner and a sharing of “Don” stories beginning at 6 p.m. Casual attire, in lieu of donations, lei for his “Wahine Statue” in the clubhouse garden are suggested. Also, as Meyers became an accomplished watercolor artist in his retirement, there will be a display of his works at the Waikiki Yacht Club on January 17, 2015 at 6 p.m., with select pieces auctioned to benefit the club’s Junior Sailors.

PAUL “SONNY BOY” HENRY PATCHO

Posted On December 8th, 2014 -

PAUL SONNY BOY HENRY PATCHO Age 68, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 31, 2014 in Waianae. Born March 27, 1946 in Honolulu, HI. Worked at C. K. Mosmen, Union 368. He is survived by wife, Melinda H. Josiah Patcho; sons, Paul Junior (Toni-Gail) Patcho, Raymond Henry Kahele (Teri) Patcho, Christopher Mayola; daughters, Marylita Wahilani (George) Anakalea, Renita Lahapanani (Roberto) Sayson, Cheyenne Nohealani Chong Jones, Aaliyah Adkins-Patcho, Yvonne Saromines, Rochelle Gandule; brother, Raymond (Priscilla) Patcho; sisters, Ann (Ron) Carlson, Deborah Aguilar, Darlene Patcho, Sandra “Dukie” (Rosalind) Puahi; 25 grand- children; 27 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Friday (Dec. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

STANLEY MITSURU TAKASHIMA

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

STANLEY MITSURU TAKASHIMA Age 84, of Pearl City, HI, passed away November 21, 2014 in Pearl City. Born March 19, 1930 in Lahaina, Maui, HI. Preceded in death by son, Clark Takashima. He is survived by wife, Sayoko Takashima; sons, Bradley (Denise) Takashima, Russell (Chris-Marie) Takashima, Craig Takashima, Kim Takashima; 4 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Dec. 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

EDWARD NAPULE KEALAKAI

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

EDWARD NAPULE KEALAKAI 66, of Waianae, passed away October 26, 2014, in Pali Momi Hospital. Born December 14, 1947 in Honolulu, he retired as a crane operator for Hawaii Stevedore Inc., scale master for Tuna Packers. He was a 1966 graduate of Waianae High School and honorably discharged as Sgt. of the United States Air Force after tour of duty in Thailand and Vietnam. He is survived by wife, Phylis Pi’ilani Kealakai, brothers George I., Jonathan K. (Etsuko), Duke N. (Lisa) Kealakai, sisters Charleen L. Ching (Junior), Hinano Kealakai, Laura-Jo U. Kealakai. Nieces, Nephews, Grandnieces and Grand nephews. Celebration of Life, to begin 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 89-463 A Keaulana Ave, Waianae. Inurnment at Punchbowl Cemetery of the Pacific pending.

JOSEPH “JOBOYZ” FERREIRA

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

$nameJOSEPH JOBOYZ FERREIRA Age 32, of Waianae, HI, passed away November 4, 2014 in Honolulu. Born April 23, 1982 in Honolulu, HI. Joseph was a senior grounds- keeper with the City & County of Honolulu; and was also a Maktown Associate. He is survived by daughter, Kailee Tolentino; mother, Paula Ferreira Badayos; step father, William Badayos, Jr.; biological father, Thomas Iona; sister, Janeen “Teetah” Ferreira; companion, Summer Tolentino. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Friday (Dec. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Celebration of Life Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m., Saturday (Dec. 13) at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

PRISCILLA L. Y. YUEN

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

PRISCILLA L. Y. YUEN Priscilla L. Y. Yuen, 87, of Kaneohe, passed away October 30, 2014. Born April 15, 1927, she was the second oldest of six children growing up in Kalihi. Her early years were spent working at a fountain shop where she met her husband of 64 years, Robert Yuen, who predeceased her in 2013. She retired from retail work in the 80’s and followed Robert to San Jose, CA. to live until the mid 90’s where upon they returned home to Kaneohe. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, and baking delicious dishes for her family and friends. She is survived by son, Michael; daughters, Carolyn (Larry) Chu, Annette (Tim) Fiske, Adele Yuen; two grand- children, McKenna and Keaton Fiske; brother, Herbert (Betty) Wong; and sister, Beatrice (Clarence-deceased) Souza. A beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, she will be greatly missed by all. Visitation at 10 a.m., Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, on Saturday, December 27, 2014. Her life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., East Chapel. Casual attire. No flowers please. Private burial will be held at a later date.

ROBERT J. KOZUKI

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

$nameROBERT J. KOZUKI Robert J. Kozuki passed away on November 4, 2014 at the Queens Medical Center. He had recently been diagnosed with leukemia and had also suffered from coronary artery disease. Bob was born in Hilo, Hawaii on June 16, 1932. He and his 2 brothers grew up in Keaukaha. Following graduation from Hilo High School in 1950, Bob attended Graceland College in Iowa from 1950 to 1952. After serving two years in the Army, Bob continued his education at Central Missouri University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree. He then went on to the University of Missouri where he earned his Master’s Degree. It was there that he met his future wife, Mazie, who was also a student at the University. They were married in 1958. Bob went back into the Army where he was commissioned as a Captain and spent the next twenty years as a mental health worker on various military installations. His final military assignment was at Madigan Army Hospital in Fort Lewis, Washington. After retiring from the Army as a Lt. Colonel, Bob worked at Western State Hospital as the Director of Social Services for nearly twenty years. In 2000, Bob and Mazie both retired and returned to Hawaii, where they bought a home in Kapolei. In 2008, they sold their home in Kapolei and moved into the Arcadia Retirement Residence. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Tokuichi and Fujie Mihara Kozuki and his older brother Edward Kozuki. Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Mazie Kozuki and his brother, Eugene (Judy) Kozuki of Des Moines Iowa and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held at the Arcadia Retirement Residence to celebrate Bob’s life and Commital services were at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. No monetary offering.

BENIGNO DELOS SANTOS JR.

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

$nameBENIGNO DELOS SANTOS JR. Benigno Delos Santos Jr. of Poljice Lukavac, Bosnia and Herzegovina passed away on October 8, 2014 at Poljice Bosnia at the age of 59. Born in Sagpatan Dingras Ilocos Norte, Philippines on October 11, 1954, came to Kauai when he was 5 years old and attended Kauai High School. He retired from the US Army. Preceded in death by his parents Benigno Delos Santos Sr. and Cristeta Delos Santos. He is survived by his wife Mevliha Delos Santos; sisters Criscilia Schaal, Normalynn Delos Santos, Adeline Balilea; brother Billy Delos Santos; niece Stephanie Delos Santos-Pena; nephews Shaun Pena, FJordan Delos Santos-Balilea, R Chance Balilea. Services were held. Burial at Lukavac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

EMILY F. NEVES

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

$nameEMILY F. NEVES Age 89, of Mililani, HI, passed away November 17, 2014 in Kaneohe, HI. Born December 1, 1924 in Honolulu, HI. Emily was a retired mail clerk from Kamehameha Schools. She is survived by son, Clarence (Teri-Lynn) Neves; daughter, Pauline (Ray) Akiona; sister, Annie Mendiola; 6 grand- children; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (Dec 11) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral service 10:30 a.m.

HOWARD FREDERICK (‘FRED”) MOSHER

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

$nameHOWARD FREDERICK (‘FRED) MOSHER Fred passed away on November 8, 2014 in La Quinta, CA. He was born on April 15, 1918 to Howard N. and Reseda (Lattimore) Mosher in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Carol of La Quinta, CA, sister Barbara Blank of Newport News, VA, daughters Lorine Walters of Kailua-Kona, HI and Molly Mosher-Cates of Kailua, HI, sons Patrick Mosher and Michael Welliver of Lakeview Terrace, CA and Christopher Mosher of Kailua, HI, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 4 sisters, a brother and a son. Fred graduated from Roosevelt High School, class of 1936, and attended the University of Hawaii. Early in his career he was manager of the Commercial Club, the Armed Forces Officers Club, and finally the Outrigger Canoe Club on the beach at Waikiki between the Moana Hotel and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. In the early 1950’s he became licensed as a real estate broker and appraiser and joined Honolulu Mortgage Company for 23 years serving the last 7 years as President. Fred also served on the Pioneer Federal Board of Directors for 17 years, the last 8 of which he served as Chairman. He retired from the Board in 1995 with the title of Chairman Emeritus. Fred was a 50+ year member of the Masonic Order at Honolulu Lodge, Scottish Rite, KCCH, Aloha Temple Shrine and Aloha Court #1 Royal Order of Jesters. His community involvement included Foreman of the Oahu Grand Jury, President of the Honolulu Community Theater, Chairman of the March of Dimes, and Director of the Honolulu Board of Realtors. An avid golfer for more than 35 years Fred served as President of Oahu Country Club. Fred liked to say that he was very fortunate to have lived his first 70 years in Hawaii “the Paradise of the Pacific” and the last 26 years in La Quinta, CA “the Gem of the Desert”. A memorial service will be held at Kailua Beach Park Pavilion (near the boat ramp), HI at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Loose flowers are welcome. The family suggests a donation to Shriner’s Hospital for Children – Honolulu, 1310 Punahou St., Honolulu, HI 96814.

JOHN ANTHONY MENDIOLA

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

JOHN ANTHONY MENDIOLA 61, former Fireman & Stevedore for Horizon Lines passed away November 18, 2014 peacefully at home. He was a loving son, father, grandpa, brother,and friend to everyone who knew him. Survived by Mother Agnes Mendiola, Father Juan Mendiola, Brothers William Mendiola, Rodney Mendiola, Sisters Suzanne Apo, Debra Mendiola, Sons Keoni, Makana, Taylor Mendiola, Daughters Natasha Olaivar (Zachary), Johnaca Mendiola and Granddaughter Kaya. Services will be held on December 13,2014 at St. Peter and Paul Church 800 Kaheka St. Honolulu, HI 96814. Visitation at 9:00 AM.

William Jarrett “Jerry” Haalilio Bruhn Jr

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

WILLIAM JARRETT JERRY HAALILIO BRUHN JR William Jarrett “Jerry” Haalilio Bruhn Jr (aka Baby Brother), 84, of Honolulu passed away peacefully on Nov 20 in Georgia with wife, Charmaine and daughter, Bridget at his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years; brother, Kalani (Puna) Dawson; sisters, Mapuana Kapana and Puaala (Benji) Wong; sons, Tevet (Marsha), Steven, Lyman (Sheila), Blaise (Michelle); daughters, Jermaine (Chris) Wendt, Amy, Malia (Edward) Millan, Bridget; 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Jerry was a loving husband, father and friend whose legacy as a teacher, coach, and athlete will be remembered by the many lives he touched. A St Louis College Alum, he excelled at basketball and went on to play for the University of Hawaii. He was also the first UH men’s volleyball coach. His journey through life included being the recipient of the Purple Heart in the Korean War, as a member of the U.S.M.C. “Semper Fi”. He was a GS9-11 while with the Civil Service stationed overseas in the Philippines, Taiwan and Panama. One of his many joys was the years spent teaching & coaching at St Louis HS and UH. The one constant in his life was the partnership he shared with his wife, guided by prayer and a life dedicated to God and family. Aloha! To Be Continued Rosary at St. Louis Chapel 12/10 at 8am; Private service to be held at Punchbowl.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran