Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category


Posted On August 2nd, 2016 -

$nameDOROTHY LEILANI ELLIS ZEFFIRO Dorothy Leilani Ellis Zeffiro, former Miss Kaua'i and Miss Hawai'i 1953, and the youngest of six children of former Kauai County Chairman William Ellis and Maria (Maraea) Pihaleo Ellis of Kupolo, Kaua'i, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital -- Lihue, Kaua'i on Saturday, morning July 23, 2016. She was blessed with flaming auburn haired beauty, vibrant witty personality, infectious sense of humor, compassion for the needy, love of family and a radiant glowing personality that exemplified the titles she earned as Miss Kaua'i and Miss Hawai'i 1953. She truly represented Hawaii's cosmopolitan population since she was of Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, English, Irish, Scotch, German descent. Educated at The Kamehameha Schools and Kauai High School and following the Miss America Pageant competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey, she enrolled at Bryant College in Connecticut and later married college schoolmate Frank Zeffiro, Jr. of Torrington, Connecticut. After his military service Dorothy and Frank chose to raise their young children in Hawai'i, making their home on Kaua'i in 1977. Her husband Frank, a Purchasing Agent for Lihue Plantation on Kaua'i, preceded her in death in 1997. Survived by sisters Edith Ellis and Winona Ellis Rubin of Honolulu; sons: Frank (Laurie) Zeffiro III of Connecticut and William Ellis Zeffiro and his family (Keola and Jordyn) of Kauai; daughter Winona (Mrs. Shane) Nelson and family (Seth and Mia) of Idaho and numerous 'ohana. Private family inurnment pending.


Posted On August 1st, 2016 -

ALFREDO SILIN ESLAVA Age 92, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 5, 2016 in Kapolei, HI. Born July 14, 1923 in Lipit, Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Marcelina S. Eslava; sons, Jaime (Lolita) Eslava, Salvador Eslava, Carlito (Eunice) Eslava, Willie (Genelyn) Eslava; daughters, Leonida (Melchor) Abad, Josie (Rogelio) Callejo, Eulanda (Mario) Oria, Leticia (Ricardo) Manipon, Fredelina (Reynaldo) Bautista, Loida (Mario) Tejero, Lilia Eslava, sisters, Marcelina Fernandez, Cristina DeGuzman; 27 grand- children; 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m.,Friday (Aug. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 6) at the Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.


Posted On August 1st, 2016 -

ETSUKO MINAGAWA Age 97, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 14, 2016 in Waipahu. Born January 4, 1919 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by daughter, Lori Yamamura; brothers, George Tokita, Sadamu Tokita; sister, Blanche Shigeyasu; grandson, Sean Mizuuchi; granddaughter, Lisa Peck; 5 great-grandchildren. Private services held.


Posted On August 1st, 2016 -

$nameGEORGE WINFIELD STOTT, JR. 7/18/1933-7/20/2016 George Stott left the island he loved just 2 days after his 83rd birthday, peacefully looking at his daily view of Kailua Bay as he said Aloha. An icon in the Real Estate community of Oahu from 1976 until his full retirement last year, George left a true legacy. While Parkinson's disease had him declining over the last few years, he was alert, reading his paper and watching the news every day, right up to the end. Mr. Stott was a resident of the Windward Side in Kailua for nearly 50 years. July 18'th was a great last birthday with his daughter Tracey Stott Kelley reading him a beautiful personal letter listing all the reasons he was such a wonderful father and role model for her and his son Mike Stott and his wife Donna singing Happy Birthday, with George joining in the last stanza singing "Happy Birthday to me" with a smile in his voice. Long before his real estate career, George was born in San Diego to a military family, coming to Oahu as a child and attending Punahou in the 2'nd grade. The family eventually settled in the Washington DC area and George graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1955. A little known fact is during his Senior Year, George served as the watchdog for a young plebe by the name of John McCain, helping him out of more than a few scrapes during that first year. They were both boxers at the Academy. George married Mary Lou Dempf upon graduation and the two thoroughly enjoyed traveling with George's military career as a Nuclear Submarine Commander. The Stott family settled on Oahu long before George's military retirement, raising 3 children on the windward side. Upon military retirement in 1976, George completed his Master's Degree in Business at the University of Hawaii and began his real estate dynasty, opening his own company in 1978 with a commitment to serve local and military families. The company remains today with Tracey Stott Kelley and her husband Tim carrying on his tradition of excellence. Stott was well known for his high integrity and commitment to doing the right thing. Agents trained under his tutelage are like a Who's Who in Real Estate today, many of whom are Brokers today of their own successful companies. His creative and innovative systems and thought provoking method of teaching created many great agents who have written the family this week about how much he meant to them. George is remembered as a wonderful Husband, Father, Broker, and friend. His dedication and love of his wife Mary Lou was apparent every time he looked at her. His family said it was a joy to watch George watch Mary Lou, with absolute adoration in his eyes. He loved to read and to travel, visiting all seven continents over his lifetime as a life-long learner and adventurer. George leaves his wife of 60 years, Mary Lou Stott; his son, Mike Stott and his wife Donna, his daughter, Helen Storch and her husband Ken, and his daughter Tracey Stott Kelley and her husband Tim, along with seven grandchildren David Pearl and his wife Lillian, Denise Burke and her husband Jon, Danielle Bazemore and her husband James, Michael Stott, Ashley Kelley, Mark Kelley, and Matthew Stott; and finally, 2 great-grandchildren - Zoey Burke and Derek Pearl. While his passing will be mourned, his life will be celebrated in the legacy he is leaving behind. Celebration of Life will be held at St. John Vianney in Kailua on August 8th at 10:00. Visitation at 9:30.

David Rodney Larsen

Posted On July 31st, 2016 -

$nameDAVID RODNEY LARSEN David Rodney Larsen of Pearl City, went to be with our Lord on June 23, 2016 at age 84. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 30, 1932 and was a structural engineer with the FAA and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a veteran of the Air Force. He will be deeply missed and is survived by wife Nancy Fumiko Larsen, son Alan Larsen, daughter Janet Kawabe, brother Roger Larsen, grandchildren, Trey, Eden, Cody, Luke and Kady. Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, August 6th at First Baptist Church of Pearl City. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Service: 4:30 p.m. Casual/Aloha attire.


Posted On July 31st, 2016 -

$nameWARREN HIROSHI YAMAMOTO WARREN HIROSHI YAMAMOTO, 72, passed away peacefully at home on July 24, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born on June 3, 1944 in Aiea to Walter and Janet Yamamoto. Warren graduated from Radford High School in 1962 and achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Northrop Institute of Technology in California. After being honorably discharged from active duty, Warren joined the Hawaii Army National Guard in 1969, and spent the next 35 years working in the airline industry, retiring as the Director of Safety for Hawaiian Airlines and as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. A fanatical golfer and a world traveler with his beloved wife of 47 glorious years, Lois, he is also survived by daughters Brandy (Marc Arcidiacono), Sherry (Paul Foppe); son Jason (Jennifer); granddaughter Maya Arcidiacono; sisters Charlene McHugh (Gregory) and Robyn Nakamura (Carl). Services will be held on Thursday, August 4 at Mililani Mortuary in Waipio, Mauka Chapel; visitation: 5:30 p.m., services: 6:30 p.m., Aloha attire; Private burial.

Yasumi Horikami

Posted On July 31st, 2016 -

YASUMI HORIKAMI Yasumi Horikami, 90 years old of Honolulu was born in Lahaina Maui. She is survived by her son Clyde Horikami (Keiko), daughters Gail Mau (Michael), Edean Chu (Robert), sister Yoshimi Oki, 7 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Private Services. Please, no flowers or monetary gifts.

Harold Tatsuji Kon

Posted On July 31st, 2016 -

HAROLD TATSUJI KON Harold Tatsuji Kon, Age 76, of Kaneohe, passed away June 28, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born March 3, 1940 in Ola'a, HI, he was a U.S. Army Veteran and superintendent for Society Contracting. He is survived by wife, Stella Kon; sons Terrance (Kathy) Kon and Jason Kon; daughter Jacqueline (Stuart) Okumura; brothers Noboru (Jane) Kon and Samuel (Eileen) Kon; two grandchildren. Services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation 3:00 p.m. Service 4:00 p.m. Casual attire.


Posted On July 31st, 2016 -

$nameJEROME UNCLE JERRY MICHAEL PIILANI KAINA SR. Age 65, of Waimanalo and Waipahu, died July 7, 2016 at Queen's Medical Center-West. He was born in Puunene, Maui and was a retired McKenzie Tours, Hawaii Transportation, Grayline Hawaii and Star of Honolulu bus driver. He is survived by wife Sarah; sons Gavin (Elzadia), Jerome "Michael" Jr and Stanford "Kepa" (Crystal); daughters Noel (David) and Raeleen "Booboo" (Robert) Vitale; 19 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; brothers David "Bully", Andrew and Albert; sisters Victoria Midado, Sharon Nakatani, Angie Hoopii, Judy Keala, and Debra Aspacio; hanai sons Jonathan, Peter (Charla) and Derick (Rena). Visitation 5 p.m. on Friday (August 5, 2016) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service 6 p.m., cremation to follow. Casual attire.


Posted On July 31st, 2016 -

GARY KATSUKI TANOUYE Age 93, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 9, 2016. Born July 10, 1922 in Kohala, HI. He was retired from the City & County of Honolulu Parks & Recreation and also a tour escort for Jackie's Travel. He is survived by son, Mark Tanouye; daughter, Mary (Steve) Motoda; daughter-in-law, Raenette Tanouye; brothers, Roy (Frances) Tanouye, James (Jean) Tanouye; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Private services were held.


Posted On July 31st, 2016 -

899144-02-1KALANI MITO CERVANTES Kalani Mito Cervantes, 89 of Kailua passed away July 12, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He served as an Army paratrooper in WW2 and Korean War. Retired as a ceramic tile setter from the Masons Union Local 1 and small business owner of Kalani's Tile. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He is survived by wife Barbara. Daughters Cheryl (Ed), Jamie, Carroll, Deborah (Junior), and Pattie. Sons Kalani, Gilmore, and Kevin (Evette). 19 grand- children and 10 great-grand- children. Sisters Vera, Rachel, and Dora. Preceded in death by brothers Alex, Edward, and Louis. Visitation 10am Saturday (August 6) at St John Vianney church, services 11am, casual attire.


Posted On July 31st, 2016 -

$nameMIGNONNE MIKI MIN Mignonne "Miki" Min was born on May 25, 1922 in Honolulu and died peacefully at home on July 13, 2016. Graduate of Roosevelt High School and retiree from the Kahala Hilton. Previously of Las Vegas, New York and San Francisco. A great cook who loved people, golf, sewing, card games and laughing. A tough yet soft hearted person who always gave her very best. Predeceased by husband Paul E. and eldest son Gregory. Survived by sister Durie, brother Roy, son Edward, daughter Puanani, son-in-law Mark, grand- daughter Kelii, nephews and cousins. Her motto "Dance as though no one is watching, love as though you have never been hurt, sing as though no one can hear you and live as though heaven is on earth." Private services were held. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Francis Hospice.


Posted On July 31st, 2016 -

$nameDENNIS XAVIER HUALANI ALOIAU CHAI, PHD June 19, 1943 - July 20, 2016 On the morning of July 20, 2016, lovingly surrounded by family and friends, and filled with the Holy Spirit, Dr. Dennis Xavier Hualani Aloiau Chai was called home to enjoy everlasting life with Jesus Christ in heaven. His family laid hands, and prayed the Lord's Prayer saying a final aloha, knowing goodness and mercy shall follow him as his spirit lifted to dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Dennis was born to Cecilia "Cissylani" Aloiau Ceballos on June 19th, 1943 and was raised by her sister, Ella Kamaka Aloiau Chai and Paul Soong Yen Chai in Kane'ohe, Hawaii. He graduated from Saint Louis High School in 1961, and then attended the University of Hawai'i where he received his Bachelors degree in 1966 and later a Masters degree in 1970. Dr. Chai earned his Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California, specializing in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Dr. Chai was an all-star, multi-sport athlete while at St. Louis High School, and became a Letterwinner in basketball, volleyball, and track at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa. Even today, Dr. Chai is considered one of the best all-around athletes in all Hawai'i nei. An army veteran, who served in Korea during the Vietnam War, he was often called upon to compete for the service's volleyball team in the USA Volleyball Open tournament. He also competed in the USA Volleyball tournament in the 60s age division, winning 3 gold medals at the open level. A true educator and mentor, Dr. Chai had a distinguished career. Through his extensive knowledge and warm "aloha style" of teaching, Dr. Chai had the opportunity to impart his decades of experience on many young, hungry minds. He taught at St. Louis High School, was a Graduate Assistant at the University of Southern California, an Assistant Professor in the former Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Department and Associate Professor in the current Kinesiology and Leisure Science (KLS) Department at the University of Hawai'i. On the weekend, Dennis taught Sunday School at St. Ann's Catholic Church. He also coached countless student-athletes for many years; especially youth and high school sports teams. He believed in positive coaching, sportsmanship, and teamwork, and was one of the founding members of the Hawaii chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance. Dr. Chai was instrumental in promoting physical fitness and health on a local and national level. An active member in the community, Dr. Chai was a huge contributor to many organizations that supported physical fitness, exercise, health, and positive coaching in Hawai'i including the International Council and Hawai'i Assoc. for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance; National Association of Sport and Physical Education; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; National Recreation and Park Association; Kapiolani Hospital's Childhood Obesity Task Force; and so many more. His humility, humor, kind heartedness, selflessness, determined strength, and aloha spirit, permeates throughout the many people whose lives he has touched. He has been an inspiration to many, and has taught each of us to strive for excellence, serve others, and be humble and kind always. These and other life lessons we will always remember. Dennis was the husband of Alvina Lopez, and the late Ku`uipo (Morgan) Chai; and is survived by his children - Aulii (Blaise) Hirayama, Kumuhone (Michelle) Stone, Lani (Stephen) Kaaa, Puna (Sean) Na'auao, Courtney Chai, and Jayme Ide; and grandchildren - Keenan, Landon, Po'ai, Pono, Josiah, Kamuela, and Mehana, and two granddaughters on the way; and siblings - Ella (Carlton) Leinani Brooks, Paul (Sharon) Chai, Jr., the late Alan Ceballos, Jerome Ceballos, the late James (Estelle) Ceballos, Larry Ceballos, Matthew Ceballos, Bernard "Kealii" Ceballos, and Bernadette "Sister" (Lono) Moleta.; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will celebrate his life on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at St. Ann's Church, 46-129 Ha'iku Road, Kane'ohe, Hawai'i. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m., with Family Services at 12:00 p.m. followed by Mass at 12:45 p.m. A Veteran Salute and inurnment will immediately follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park/Hawai'i State Veteran's Cemetery at 2 p.m. Lei are welcome, please no flowers. Aloha attire.


Posted On July 31st, 2016 -

PERCIVAL PERCING AGUINALDO ACADEMIA, SR. Age 83, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away July 15, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born August 19, 1932 in Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, Philippines. He was a landscaper for Akahi Services, Inc. He is survived by sons, Ronald Academia, Ralph (Brenda Sosa) Academia, Percival (Cecil Garin) Academia, Jr., Edwin (Marissa) Academia; daughters, Emilva (Honybal) Sosa, Myra Academia; brother, Hermino (Marilyn) Academia, Jr.; sisters, Macaria Academia, Cleofas Dela Cruz, Socorro Sadama, Eden Santos, Adoracion (Leoncio) Sosa, Amparo (Florante) Gatmaitan, Corazon (Bonifacio) Sacayanan; 11 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (August 5) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


Posted On July 31st, 2016 -

$nameJAMES ROKURO YANO James R. Yano lived a life of devotion and commitment born on October 1st, 1929, and entered eternal life on July 13th, 2016. Born of humble beginnings in Kalihi/Palama, James was the sixth born child of eleven to Joseph and Shizue Yano. From Kalakaua Elementary to St. Louis High School Class of '47, to Boston College and University of Hawaii, Jim was committed to his family, to his education and to his future. Jim was devoted to excellent healthcare. He was the initial Chief Medical Technologist for the Kaiser Hospital system in Hawaii and after obtaining his Master's Degree in Public Health/Hospital Administration became an assistant hospital administrator at St. Francis Hospital. He gave his all in service to the hospital and the Sisters of St. Francis. There he used his God given gifts of leadership, mentorship and strength. Jim was committed to causes. Whether it was through his involvement in the State Legislature, serving on the American Cancer Society and St. Anthony school boards, creating the Shared Clinical Services, or in his unwavering support of the Carmelite sisters, Jim stood for what he viewed as right and just. He was persistent, driven and focused at his best; competitive, prideful and obstinate at his worst. Although some would disagree with his style, there are few who would question his sincerity and his best intentions in all that he did. "For I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7 James Rokuro Yano leaves a family of legacy: his loving wife, Helen Emiko Yano; his son Stephen (Gayle) Yano and his daughter Carla (Samuel) Kahiapo. He was blessed with 5 grandchildren; Taryn (Nathan) Kabei, Robyn Yano (fianc� Corey), Kacie Yano (fianc� Adam), Elena (Rexan) Colobong, and Jacob (Mason) Kahiapo and 6 great grandchildren; Chloe and Kelcie Kabei, and Emma, AJ, Jameson and Ronin Colobong. He is also survived by his brother Brian Sueo (Eloise) Yano and sister Mary Sunae Haruno. Through his life well lived, we will each extend Jim's legacy. As once was said, "I never want you to leave me, but when you go, I will be at peace knowing that you live within me, and I will carry your soul though my life ". We welcome your presence at our Celebration of Life for James Rokuro Yano on Saturday, August 6th at St. Anthony of Padua Church and School in Kailua; 148 Makawao St. Visitation from 10 am, services will begin at 10:40 am, with mass to follow. Burial to be held at 3 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park. For more information, details and if you wish to add to our Family Tribute wall, please visit


Posted On July 30th, 2016 -

$nameELIZABETH ILIMA WHITNEY Elizabeth "Ilima' Whitney, 87, of Makiki passed on July 15, 2016. Elizabeth was born in Kailua Kona,Hawaii; she was a retired Maintenance Supervisor for the University of Hawaii @ Manoa, East-West Center. Elizabeth is predeceased by her son Tom McCrea (Annie). She is survived by her partner Canuto "Joe" Peralta; her 7 daughters: Teresa Stempin, Mary Kumukau (Sonny), Bonny Bannister, Rose Whitney, Terry Calio (Herbert), Tammy Suzuki (Tom) and Christine Whitney and 18 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren. Visitation August 3rd @ 430pm @ Borthwick Mortuary. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: Burial is on August 12th @ Diamond Head Cemetery.


Posted On July 30th, 2016 -

ALEJANDRO CANRO M. PASCUA Age 77, of Waialua, HI passed away June 29, 2016 in Wahiawa, HI. Born February 22, 1939 in Laoag City, Philippines. He was a field worker for Waialua Sugar Co. He is survived by wife, Remedios I. Pascua; sons, William (Helen) Pascua, Francisco (Visit) Pascua, Regino (Everlyn) Pascua; daughters, Charlita (Robert) Rivera, Janette (Demy) Agtarap, Aida (Bernie) Fernando, Luisa (Sonny) Domingo; brothers, Pelagio (Nena) Pascua, Nestor (Marleen) Pascua; sisters, Trinidad (Roman) Maltezo, Regina (Selin) Jose, Clarina (Emerito) Dalayap; 21 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday (Aug. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 4) at Mauka Chapel. Prayer service 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Kevin Nishimura

Posted On July 30th, 2016 -

KEVIN NISHIMURA Kevin Nishimura, 56 died in Sacramento CA. Born in Honolulu, March 9, 1960 he was a sous chef at restaurants in San Jose, CA; Tumon, Guam; Utah; and a seaman with Norwegian Cruise. Kevin is survived by his daughter Kaleialohaokeanuenue, mother Leilani, father James. (Gerri), sister CarieAnn Thornton (Rodney), brothers Jay & Steven (Elizabeth), and 5 nephews. Celebration of Life party will be held on Saturday, August 13, 5:30 to 8pm Parish of St. Clement, 1515 Wilder Ave. Honolulu. Contact number (808) 754-5524.

John-Michael Kalama’ula’okalani Bigornia

Posted On July 30th, 2016 -

$nameJOHN-MICHAEL KALAMA'ULA'OKALANI BIGORNIA John-Michael born on 3/31/16 passed away peacefully on 7/13/16 at Kapiolani Medical Center. He survived by his parents John & Lisa Bigornia, twin sister Jessica-Ann, & 4 other siblings Pono & Chelsey Fontes, Jansen & Chloe Bigornia. Grandparents Richard Chong, Reynaldo & (Gene) Bigornia, Adelaide Aguilar. No services.


Posted On July 30th, 2016 -

RUTH MAUREEN KISZER Age 85, of Waialua, HI, passed away July 23, 2016 in Waialua, HI. Born November 27, 1930 in Altadena, CA. She was retired from Wahiawa General Hospital and was a member of the Friends of Waialua Library. She is survived by sons, Michael (Hao) Kiszer, Brad Kiszer, Jeff Kiszer; daughter, Cleala Kiszer; 3 grandchildren. Private services held.


Posted On July 29th, 2016 -

HAROLD HARUO NAKAMURA Age 92, of Aiea, HI, passed away July 6, 2016 in Pearl City, HI. Born April 18, 1924 in Wainaku, Hilo, HI. Retired FAA Pacific Region ATC Division administrative officer, and WWII & post war Philippines Service Army veteran. He is survived by son, Michael S. Nakamura; brothers, George Nakamura, Shichiro Nakamura; sisters, Lillian Newtson, Sueko Dillinger; caregiver, Helen Grace Go & family. Private services were held.


Posted On July 29th, 2016 -

REMEDIOS G. SOSA Age 76, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 1, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born September 11, 1939 in Manila, Philippines. She was a sales associate at the Navy Exchange at Pearl Harbor. She is survived by husband, Rogelio A. Sosa; sons, Dewi S. Sosa, Duane D.G. Sosa. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (August 2) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Celebration of Life 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.


Posted On July 28th, 2016 -

BASILIDEZ BESSIE AGUSTIN BONOAN Age 83, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 13, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born June 12, 1933 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters, Cecile (Renato) Flojo, Eugenia (Palm) Bonoan, Marcia Andres; sons, Juanito (Theresa) Bonoan, Jr., Ceasar (Irene) Bonoan; sister, Roberta Gagarin; 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grand- son. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (August 2) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard Case Smith

Posted On July 27th, 2016 -

$nameRICHARD CASE SMITH Honolulu native Dick Smith died in Santa Barbara, CA November 30, 2015 after a brief illness. A descendant of Charles J. Wall, one of the architects who designed Iolani Palace, Dick was born at Kapiolani Maternity Hospital August 3, 1932. Dick was the oldest son of Dudley Wall Smith and Elizabeth McClean Case. Dick grew up on Kahala Ave., moving to Lurline Drive on Maunalani Heights during the war. A 1950 Punahou graduate, Dick played JV football and was football manager his senior year. His main sports love was baseball, playing American Legion ball and catcher on the Punahou varsity his junior and senior years. After graduation, Dick attended Princeton University on an NROTC scholarship. While serving three years in the Navy, Dick met and married Marion Larimore "Larie" Elliott of Sherman Oaks, CA They settled in Manhattan Beach and Dick worked for Security Pacific National Bank in Los Angeles and, after a transfer in 1972, Santa Barbara. In 1987 he started working for Santa Barbara Bank and Trust until his retirement in 1994. Dick loved his family, baseball, golf and traveling with his wife. After retirement he and Larie would make annual trips to England and Scotland, playing golf at the courses that are the home of the British Open He is survived by his wife of sixty years, and his sons, Rick and Camille of San Diego, Doug and Angela of Culver City and daughter Judy Milam and Steve of Goleta and his four wonderful grand- children Ginny and Case Smith and Jordan and Ali Milam. He is also survived by his brother, Christopher "Kit" Smith and sister in law Margie of Honolulu and nieces Susanne Smith and Sandra Bramhill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in remembrance of Dick and his niece, Patty Smith. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m., August 3 at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Vincent Warner Roach

Posted On July 27th, 2016 -

$nameVINCENT WARNER ROACH Vincent Warner Roach 50 of Industry, PA passed away quietly at his Ewa Beach residence on June 25,2016. He worked at General Dynamics as Chief of Simulations for the Mission Training Complex-Hi. He attended Western Beaver High School, Edinboro University 1987 (BA) Webster University 2005 (M.A.) Commissioned as an USArmy Airborne Infantry Officer in 1987 he served his Country honorably for over 24 years before retiring in Hawaii as a Major in 2011. His Awards included Legion of Merit,Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (20LC), Army Commendation Medal (20LC) Army Achievement Medal (30LC), Valorous Unit Award National defense Service Medal (1BS), South West Asia Service Medal w/Bronze Service Star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (#2), Combat Infantry Badge, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), and Parachutist Badge. A quiet and loving husband leaves behind his wife of 24 years Vanessa C. Roach and sons Vincent W. Roach Jr. and Sean M. Roach. Also, predeceased by his Father Donald E. Roach and survived by his Mother Lillian Roach, Brother Patrick (Carla) Roach and sister Dawn (Dale) Hammon. Visitation: 0900 Friday,July 29 at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Celebration of Life at 0930. Burial 11am at HI State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.


Posted On July 27th, 2016 -

EUFEMIA CALUCAG DELA CRUZ Age 87, of Lennox, CA, passed away June 24, 2016 in Lennox, CA. Born November 28, 1928 in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughter, Felicidad Ruiz; 1 grandchild. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Sunday (July 31) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (August 1) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On July 27th, 2016 -

$nameDAVID KEITH RINELL 1935 - 2016 Dave Rinell left this world on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the age of 80 years young. He was born and raised in Astoria, Oregon on Christmas Eve, 1935 to parents Ella (Pierce) and Neil Rinell. After studying forestry at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, Dave left for Hawaii in 1959 to pursue a career in the construction industry. Soon after moving to Hawaii he would meet the love of his life, Annette Pinsonneault: a newly arrived registered operating room nurse from Saskatchewan, Canada. Dave and Annette married in Honolulu on August 25, 1962. Not long after marrying they moved to Kaneohe, where they raised a family and loved being a part of the community. Dave coached his children's sports, joined the bowling league, and for many years was Santa Claus for St. Ann's church and the Crown Terrace Community Association. Dave and Annette celebrated nearly 54 years of marriage full of love and laughter, and enjoyed a relationship admired by all who know them. During Dave's early career in Hawaii, he worked at Honolulu Wood Treating Co. and Theo H. Davies & Co. In 1979, he struck out on his own and founded Rinell Wood Systems, Inc. where his outgoing personality, integrity, and extensive knowledge of wood products helped the business flourish. Always wanting to promote the construction industry in Hawaii, Dave maintained memberships in the GCA, BIA, CSI, as well as his beloved Hoo-Hoo International. Dave recently retired from the business, handing things over to his daughter and granddaughter in order to spend more time at home and on the links. He was an avid golfer and a member of Mid-Pacific Country Club in Lanikai for over fifty years. You could find him there most Saturday mornings playing with his regular foursome, rain or shine. People who were fortunate enough to know Dave will remember his boisterous voice and huge heart. His presence was always happy and positive, no matter the situation. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell stories and provide words of advice. He was loved and admired by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife Annette Rinell, children Audrey (Donald) Crimmins and David (Jody) Rinell; grandchildren Jason and Jessica Crimmins. And of course cats Bogey, Ginger, and Indy. Celebration of Life to be held at Mid-Pacific Country Club on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 3:00 PM. In lieu of monetary gifts or flowers, please make a donation to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.


Posted On July 27th, 2016 -

LIONEL LIHAU KAHILIHIWA, JR. Age 68, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 15, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born February 12, 1948 in Honolulu, HI. Retired crane operator for the Department of Defense. A Vietnam veteran and member of Operating Engineers Local 3. He is survived by wife, Linda H. Kahilihiwa; son, Kainoa (Icelyn) Kahilihiwa; daughter, Kimberly (Robert) Madrigal; brother, Duane Portlock; sisters, Karen Kekahuna, Michelle Portlock, Jade Rossetti; 5 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Carol (Portlock) Curtis. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Monday (August 1) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

Thomas George Stewart

Posted On July 27th, 2016 -

$nameTHOMAS GEORGE STEWART JUNE 22, 1944 TO JULY 22, 2016 Tom was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. He graduated in 1958 from Pullman Elementary School and graduated in 1962 from Fenger High School. He played basketball, baseball and golf and attended First Presbyterian Church of Roseland. He served in the U.S. Army in 1968-1970. He was an NCO staff sergeant stationed at Fort Shafter in Honolulu, Hawaii and worked as a bartender at Fort DeRussy. After serving in the army for two years, he went home to Chicago to tell his parents that he was going to make Hawaii his home. His first job was for Spencecliff where he worked in the many restaurants. It was at Tiki Broil-your-own restaurant where he met the love of his life, Sky. He always bragged at how he worked so hard to impress her. They married in December 1979, and in October of 1980, they became parents to their daughter, Vanessa. His current position was as Assistant General Manager of ALSCO. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, he also supported and participated in many charities including, Visitor Industry Charity Walk, Hawaii Food Bank and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Anyone who knew Tom, knew he loved sports, his favorite teams were the Boston Celtics, and the Chicago White Sox. His passion was golf, he watched it, played it and loved it. He also served as president of the Beachboys Golf Club. Tom is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sky, his one and only daughter Vanessa (Joe Gorbea), two grandchildren, Joseph and Violet, his brother Jimmy Stewart, sisters Judy Jackson and Nancy Kalagian and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial services are set for Friday, July 29, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Ko`olau, 4 p.m. visitation, 5-6 p.m. service. In lieu of fl owers, consider a donation to Shriner's Hospital of Honolulu in memory of Tom Stewart. Casual/Aloha attire.


Posted On July 26th, 2016 -

MANUEL MEL N. MIRAFUENTES Age 83, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 31, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born June 17, 1932 in Koloa, Kauai, HI. A U.S. Army retiree who served in the Vietnam and the Korean war. He also retired from Hawaiian Tug & Barge. He is survived by wife, Juliana "Judy" Mirafuentes; sons, Calvin Mirafuentes and Debbie Murata, Craig (Shalerry) Mirafuentes; daughters, Melba (Donn) Peiler, Myrna Perry, Audel Mirafuentes and Casper Balasi; brother, Dominador "Domi" Mirafuentes 16 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Saturday (July 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers please.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran