Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Walter S. C. Young

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

87, of Kahalu'u, O'ahu, Hawai'i, died in Honolulu on February 21, 2017. Born in Ka'u (Pahala), Hawai'i. A veteran of the U.S. Army, and a retired machinist from Pearl Harbor Shipyard Shop 31. Survived by wife Shirley C. M. Young (Ching) of 57 years; son Kevin Young and daughter in law Julia Whealin; daughters Jana (Dittmer) and Jodi Young; and two grandchildren, Troy Young and Tasha Young. Remains interred at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, Hawai'i.

HELEN SACHIKO IDA KATSUDA

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

HELEN SACHIKO IDA KATSUDA86, of Kalihi, passed away on February 14, 2017. She was raised in Manoa. Survived by her children Keith (Jean) Katsuda, Diane (Myles) Morimoto, Glenn Katsuda, Craig Katsuda, Deborah (Layne) Yamaguchi; 15 grand- children; 6 great-grandchildren; & 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Evelyn Ota. She was considered the heart and soul of her family, constantly surrounding herself with them. She will always be remembered for putting others before herself, her fun-loving personality, & her contagious smile. She worked for JAWS/Servco for many years and was considered the "office mom" to many. She really touched the hearts of everyone she met. She graciously donated her body to the UH Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine to further cancer research. She will eventually rest at Nu'uanu Memorial Park (~2018) - she would love you to visit. A private celebration of life was held.

Thomas Yukio Oshiro

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

Age 90. Retired Master Sgt. US Army and Supervisor USPS. Born in Waipahu September 16, 1926. He is survived by wife, Sally Oshiro; sons, Paul and Peter; daughter, Jan Takahashi; 3 grandchildren; brother, Timothy (Valerie) Oshiro; and sisters, Nancy (Masayuki) Higa, Ruth Oshiro, and Alice Naito. Visitation 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; services 11 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Alberetta Pualeilani “Pua” Higa

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

Alberetta Pualeilani Age 76, died on 2/18/17 at her home in Waimanalo. Pua was born in Honolulu to Albert and Henrietta Carter. She was a retired Navy Exchange warehouse supervisor. Survived by husband, Reynolds Kenji Higa; daughter, Reynette Pi'ilani Higa; sons, Reynolds Kaui (Margaret) Higa and Albert Kalei (Lourdes) Higa of Apple Valley, CA; brothers, Robert "Bobby" Carter and Creighton "Joe" (Ivy) Carter of Medford, OR; sister, Michele "Mapu" Carter; grandchildren, Ramsey Higa, Allison Higa-Howerton (Kelly Howerton), Jasmine Higa and Bethany Higa; nieces and nephews. Pua will be remembered for her pleasant smile and friendliness to everyone that she encountered. Visitation: 10:15 am; Services: 11:15 am on Tuesday, 3/21/17 at Diamond Head Mortuary; 2:00 pm burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

VALENTINA PASCUAL

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

Age 73, of Honolulu, HI passed away February 22, 2017 in Honolulu. Born May 21, 1943 in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Alfredo Pascual; sons, Jefferson Pascual, Michael Pascual, Richard Pascual; daughter, Sharon Pascual; sister, Anatacia Ramos. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 15) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (March 16) at St. Anthony Catholic Church (640 Puuhale Rd.); mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

LOIS CHINN

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

LOIS CHINN89, of Honolulu passed away on Jan. 9, 2017. Born in Long Beach, CA May 26, 1927. Former member of the Fukushima Bon Dance Club. She is survived by daughters Kami Lizares, Debi Carbacio, Stephanie Barrett, six grandchildren and her sister Joan Juhasz of Garden Grove, CA. Lois loved Waikiki and Kailua beach. She will be remembered for her zest for life and her sense of humor. Celebration of life on Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 10:00am-12:00pm at Central Union Church Women's Building. 1660 S. Beretania St., Honolulu. Casual attire. Please send correspondence to Kami Lizares 812 Ilaniwai Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 or KCL96822@gmail.com. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Philip Ah Yeong Akiona Jr.

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

82, of Puko'o Moloka'i. Passed peacefully on March 7 at home surrounded by family. Born Jan. 27, 1935 Kamalo, Moloka'i. He is survived by his wife Jeanette; daughters Zelie Duvauchelle (Lucia), Shona Mae Pineda (Eduardo), Daryl Lynn Tavares (Jeff); sons Clinton and Curtis Akiona; brothers Gordon & Lawrence Akiona; sisters Verna Sorensen, Barbara Ballao (George); 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and many nephews, nieces and cousins. Services 8:30am Sat. March 18 at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Church Kalua'aha Moloka'i. Burial to follow at Saint Joseph Church Kamalo.

FERNANDO PADILLA

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

FERNANDO PADILLADon Fernando "Chico" Lara Padilla, 81, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on February 16, 2017. He was born on October 7, 1935 in Puerta de Tierra, San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was also actively involved as a member of the United Puerto Rican Association of Hawaii and was a dedicated member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret "Rita" Padilla (Rosario) along with five children; Ralph and Valerie Clay, Mathew and Debra Padilla, William and Joanne Clay, Antoinette and Mike Galarza and Alberto Morales Jr; 23 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, his sister, Eva Lara in Puerto Rico. Memorial Services will be held at Mililani Downtown Mortuary: 20 S Kukui Street, Honolulu, Hawaii on, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Visitation 9:00 am; Services at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at the Hawaii State Veteran Cemetery: 45-349 Kamehameha Hwy. in Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

Mae Masako Nakatani Nishioka

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

Mae Masako Nakatani NishiokaAge 88, passed away on February 23, 2017, in Honolulu, surrounded by family. Mae was born in Hilo and moved with her family to Honolulu as a young girl. She attended Roosevelt High School (Class of 1946), and in 1950, was the first woman to graduate from the University of Hawaii Manoa with a degree in engineering. Mae was also the first woman in Hawaii to become a licensed Professional Engineer, obtaining her P.E. in 1954. While attending UH, she met her future husband Rikio Nishioka making them one of the first professional engineering couples in America at that time. She retired as Director of Facilities Planning at the University of Hawaii in 1983, and spent her retirement years traveling the world with her husband. Mae was recently awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies for her contributions to the field of engineering and blazing a trail for women. Even in retirement, she continued to mentor female engineering students at UH, and was instrumental in the formation of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Hawaii Chapter of which she had been a member for over 50 years. Mae was also a member of the Altrusa International Club (Hawaii District), a service organization of professional women, serving in various positions including President. She was a devoted mother who adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mae is survived by her son, Richard (Audrey); daughters Susan and Sybil; grandchildren, Alicia, Andrea Irimata, Adrienne (William) Forsyth, Shane Nishioka-Healy; six great grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy (Edward) Miyata. She is preceded in passing by her husband Rikio Nishioka. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Nuuanu Memorial Park, 11:00 AM Visitation and Service at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her remembrance to the University of Hawaii Foundation - College of Engineering, or the Society of Women Engineers - Hawaii Chapter. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

ROSEMARIE WONG

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

ROSEMARIE WONGAge 76, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away on February 22, 2017. She was born on April 8, 1940 in Honolulu. She is survived by her husband, Aloysious Wong, daughters, Dorinda (Donald) Jeremiah and Darlette Wong, and son, Jason Wong. She was a proud grandmother, to Darian Kealalio, Kiana Jeremiah, and Kawika Jeremiah. She is survived by her sister, Thelma (Kenneth) Nitta, and her brothers, Albert (Audrey) Caravallo and Calvin Caravallo. Services will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. Visitation and Eulogy 8:30am; Mass 10:00am. 1:00pm Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery.

Linda Leialoha Mewlan (Kaauwai) Mokuau

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

Age 73, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Linda was born on June 9, 1943, the eldest child of the late George and Nancy Kaauwai of Nanakuli, Hawaii. She graduated from the Kamehameha Schools in 1961 and was employed by E. E. Black before relocating with her family to Molokai in 1975, where she was the restaurant manager at Hotel Molokai and alongside her husband, George Mokuau, they would go on to create one of the most successful Hawaiian-owned, sole proprietorship farms in the state of Hawaii, Mokuau Sweet Potato Farm. She married George on June 24, 1965 and together they had four children: daughter, Lisa (Henry) Kahue, son, Gary (Tina) Mokuau, daughter, Loyna (Darin Aki) Kamakeeaina and daughter, Lynn (Russell) DeCoite. She is also survived by her siblings: brother, George (Kathleen) Kaauwai, sister, Lani (Maneo) Honda, brother, Jack Kaauwai; sister, Rachel (Dale) Maddock; sister, Vickie (Mervin) Kauhane and brother, David (Lehua) Kaauwai. Linda had 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Oahu services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary at 2233 Nuuanu Avenue in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation at 11:00 a.m., service at 12:00 p.m. and reception to follow. Moloka'i services will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Hoolehua Congregational Church. Visitation at 10:00 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the Mokuau Residence, Lot 116 on Farrington Avenue in Hoolehua. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Henry “Hank” Takashi Iida

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

Henry Henry "Hank" Takashi Iida, 82, of Kaneohe, passed away on February 11, 2017. He was born in Ka'a'awa, Oahu, to parents Tomitaro and Shizuyo Iida. Hank graduated from Castle High School and attended Purdue University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to Lehigh University to obtain his Masters degree then completed his education at USC earning his PhD in Aerospace Engineering while working full time. He started his career at Convair Astronautics in San Diego, CA, working as a Thermodynamics Engineer on the Atlas Missile and Atlas-Centaur projects. His unassuming demeanor belies the fact that he also worked on the Apollo 11's "Man on the Moon" project for Rockwell International, formerly known as North American Aviation in Downey, CA. There he headed the "heat transfer" section when he was only 27 years old. He later worked on the early stages of the space shuttle project before returning home to Hawaii. Until his passing, Hank was President of T. Iida Contracting, Ltd. where he strived to continue his father's legacy of honesty and integrity in business as well as giving back to the community. Hence, T. Iida Contracting was recently awarded the Outstanding Union Builders of the Year award. Hank was a trustee for the Hawaii Carpenters Health and Welfare Trust Fund since 1977 where he was respected by his peers for solid and diligent leadership. He was an advocate for construction workers, their families and what the benefit plan served. Hank left an indelible mark in the Windward community. Quiet and "low keyed", he had a profound impact in providing opportunities for others through the various charitable organizations he was involved in. He served as the volunteer President of the Minami Community Foundation for the past 20+ years. The foundation directs critical funding to support area clubs, organizations, schools and individuals. They impact environmental needs and initiatives, public recreation and education at all levels in the Kaneohe Bay/96744 area - his home town. A long time leader with the Castle High School Alumni Association, he will be especially remembered for his tireless efforts in providing tremendous support for Castle High School. In 2010 he was one of six graduates honored by Castle High School for his contributions to the school as well as his accomplishments within the community, state and nation. Hank was a revered active member of the Kaneohe Rotary Club since 1975. He was once awarded the "Quiet Rotarian" award for his many years of "quiet" generosity and contributions to the club. Hank was also a member of the Kaneohe Business Group for many years. Hank was involved in many other independent community projects. Most notably, he spearheaded the 1997 H3 Run/Ho'olaulea fundraiser before the opening of the H3 freeway and tunnel. He recently published a 2nd edition book chronicling a historical perspective of Japanese in Kaneohe of which the donations go to Castle High School. In 2009, he was honored at a Ko'olaupoko Hawaiian Civic club banquet for his contributions to the Hawaiian community. He was a man of many talents and interests. In his youth, he was known to be a strong swimmer. He was a self-taught ukulele player. He loved to pen cheerful "hapa haole" songs and wrote 13 songs for the musical group Hawaii Loa. As an avid musical buff, he loved jazz, chamber, country, classical, pop, and Broadway musicals. He had a passion for the performing arts and shared this with his friends and family. For the last 20 years he made an annual 6 day trip to NYC and would see 9-11 performances each trip. He loved museums. He loved paintings, especially by Jean Miro. He was known for his love of koa and other woods, and he helped design some of the koa pieces that he loved to share with family and friends. He loved to travel and especially enjoyed his annual trips to Japan. He was an avid sports fan. You could always find him parked on the couch on a Sunday afternoon watching a sports game. Those who knew him describe him as kind, generous, humble and amazing, although these words do no justice to describe this "One-of-a-Kind" man. He was cultured, strong-willed, and very hard working. He was known to be very generous with his strong opinions. As a visionary, he was community-oriented. Children and animals, with instinct for kindness, gravitated towards him. In his quiet and unassuming manner, Hank touched countless lives, family and friends. Being the remarkable and unique person that he was, Hank will be sorely missed. Survived by wife, Patricia (Uehara) Iida; daughters: Kim Ringler (David "Bino"), Chanda Kuriyama (John), Michelle Garlock (Keith), 6 grandchildren, sisters: Grace Kumabe, Florence Fanning (Harry), Thelma Kimura (Shuzo); brothers: Charles (Winifred), Alvin (Mary Lou), Hamilton "Koni" (Sheri). Celebration of Life on March 24 at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 6:00pm. Visitation at 5:00pm

Saeko Tsutsui Whang

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

Saeko Tsutsui Whang89, born on January 10, 1928, in Pahoa, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii, with her family at her side. She retired from the State of Hawaii Department of Licensing and Real Estate Commission where she worked as an administrative clerk. She then spent her time caring for her granddaughters, making new friends at her language / craft classes at Kaimuki District Park and at her morning socials at Kahala Mall along with keeping up with her Korean soap operas. She was predeceased by husband, David. She is survived by son, Russell (Lourdes); daughter, Rhonda (Rodney); sisters, Tomiye Kukino, Tamiko Nomura, brother, Shinichi Tsutsui, and 4 granddaughters, Shannon, Cori, Lauren and Haley. Visitation 1 pm, Services 2pm, Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Hosoi Mortuary. Burial at Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific on Monday, March 20, 2017, 1130 am. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

AKIKO “PATSY” HAMADA

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

Age 91, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 30, 2016 in Aiea. Born October 19, 1925 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by daughters, Lauren (Jon) Kitabayashi, Karen Hamada, Lynda (Kirk) Hamada- Horita; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

TORIE MATSUDA

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

TORIE MATSUDAAge 102, passed away on January 8, 2017. She was born in Waiahole and lived in Kahuku for most of her life. After she retired from Kahuku Hospital as a nurse, she became more active in the family farming business. She was a devout Buddhist. She is survived by six children - Florence Tanigawa, Shirley (Herb) Iwahiro, Jane (George) Yamasaki, Maureen (Takao) Takeuchi, Karen (Greg) Jones, and Melvin (Momi) Matsuda; two sisters - Sachie Yamada and Hatsue Chemsak; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grand- children; and 2 great-great- grandchildren. Private services were held.

Gregory Kazuto Cha

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

Gregory Kazuto ChaPassed away peacefully on the morning of February 24, 2017 in Honolulu Hawaii. He was born on February 11, 1961. He is survived by his wife Seiko K. Cha, son Cody T. Cha, mother Lei Uyemura Cha, brother David Y. Cha, sister Dina Gail K. Cha (Michael Young) and a niece and two nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Walter "Chummy" Cha and his beloved grandparents Charles and Ellen Uyemura and Hong and Maggie Cha Greg is a graduate of Iolani School class of 1979 and the University of Portland. He worked for Finance Factors, Fidelity National Title and Honolulu Home Loans. He was an avid golfer and participated and chaired in many golf tournaments. Services will be held on Sunday March 19, 2017 at St. Alban's Chapel, Iolani School. Visitation is at 1 pm and Celebration of Life service at 2 pm. Aloha attire. No flowers please. Reception to follow at the Student Center. Parking available in the school parking center. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Frances Elizabeth Farrell Viglielmo

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

Frances Elizabeth Farrell ViglielmoFrances Elizabeth Farrell Viglielmo, beloved wife and mother, went home to see Jesus on Feb. 3. The memorial service for Frances will be March 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Church of the Crossroads. She and her husband, Valdo Humbert Viglielmo, attended Crossroads for decades. Valdo passed away in November. Frances was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 11, 1931. She and her family moved to the Panama Canal Zone when Frances was only an infant. She attended Catholic boarding school in Panama as a child, which helped her to become bilingual in Spanish and English. Before meeting Valdo, Frances worked teaching English in Ecuador. These experiences in Central America would later help form the inspiration for her novel, The Company We Kept: Tribes of No Continuing Place. After attending junior college in Panama, Frances received her degree in English from Swarthmore College. She then went to Radcliffe College, where she received her Master's in English as a Second Language. It was there in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she would meet her husband. They married in 1959. Frances went to Japan with Valdo for his instrumental work in translating a major work of Japanese literature. However, she also taught English at the American School in Japan. The couple then returned to America for Valdo to teach at Princeton University. It was at Princeton where their son, Marc, was born. Valdo and Frances were in Japan a few years later when daughter, Emily, was born. The young family then moved to Honolulu when Valdo was offered tenure at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1965. Frances also would later teach English at Kansai Gaidai College in Aina Haina. Frances concentrated on raising her children, but also followed her great passion: music. Frances was in the chorus of several local Hawaii Opera Theater productions, which included Aida, Carmen, and La Traviata. Frances sang soprano in the choirs of St. Andrew's Cathedral, and later the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Frances and Valdo were local political activists. Frances traveled on her own to Cuba to view the effects of socialism there. Frances and Valdo worked tirelessly for peace and justice, and were awarded the Peace Prize in Nagasaki, Japan in 1998. They helped to bring the Nagasaki Peace Bell to Honolulu. Prior to that, they also were granted one of the first Peacemaker Awards from the Church of the Crossroads as part of the church's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. In Honolulu, Frances is survived by her children, Marc and Emily, as well as her church "ohana." Mom, I will love you forever- Emily Viglielmo Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Raymond Yoshio Handa

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

95, of Honolulu, passed away on February 1, 2017. Born in Honolulu, he retired from the U.S. Government at Fort Shafter. He was a member of Company G, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He is survived by his wife, Patsy; daughter, Lynette (Jerry) Nishimura; three grand- children and five great-grand- children. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Katherine Michiyo Nakamura,

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

Katherine Michiyo Nakamura,KATHERINE MICHIYO NAKAMURA 103 years, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2017, surrounded by family. She was born on November 19, 1913 and grew up on a farm in Kaneohe, the oldest of four children. She left school after the required eighth grade to help with the family's income. Katherine was sent to live with a barber and his family, supposedly to apprentice the trade. But for years she instead worked as their maid, babysitting, cleaning, washing diapers, etc. Eventually, Katherine learned the skills and became a barber. Katherine's first job was in a shop on Beretania Street where she worked before buying the business and operating it until the building was torn down. She then moved to Liliha Street and opened Kay's Barbershop where she remained for 35 years. Katherine finally retired at the age of 86 on December 31, 1999, bidding aloha to her many loyal customers. As an active member of the Liliha Businessmen Association, she was presented with a congratulatory certificate by the State Senate upon her retirement. Katherine enjoyed her retirement fully until the final days of her passing. She remained active physically and mentally, honing her skills at crocheting, patchwork, needlework and many other crafts. Katherine loved her exercise classes, and also attending Day Care, thriving in the loving and supportive program at the Sakura House where she created many beautiful craft projects as well as enjoying the fellowship of friends. Till the very end, Katherine loved to play Hanafuda and Bingo where she was very skillful and also seemed to be unusually lucky, winning most of the games. Katherine found much joy in her eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by husband James I. Nakamura and son Bert M. Nakamura. Katherine is survived by daughters Jean (Katsuo) Yamashiro, Jane (Norman) Kobayashi, and son George (Amy) Nakamura. She has one surviving sister, Jenny Fujioka. Private services were held at the Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii with inurnment at the Japanese Memorial Cemetery in Moiliili. No "koden", monetary offerings.

KEVIN CURRIE

Posted On March 12th, 2017 -

KEVIN CURRIEDolphin Pool & Spa 65, passed Feb. 19, 2017. Survived by wife, Donna; children Tamura, Tyson, and Tara; father & mother, James & Mary Currie; sister Tracy; brother Steven (D); and 9 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 pm on March 20, at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, memorial service at 6:30 pm.

DEMETRIA EDROSOLAN BADUA

Posted On March 11th, 2017 -

Age 91, of Kapolei, HI passed away February 13, 2017 in Ewa Beach. Born June 6, 1925 in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Eduardo (Debbie) Badua, Rodante (Delia) Badua; brother, Bewly Edrosolan; sister, Nenette E. Lugo; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 15) at St. Jude Catholic Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei); mass 9:15 a.m. Committal Service 11:00 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Marian Bauer Ives

Posted On March 11th, 2017 -

Marian Bauer Ives Breaux Bridge, LA - A Military Service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Pellerin Funeral Home in Breaux Bridge, LA for Marian Bauer Ives, 93, who passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at St. Agnes Healthcare & Rehab Center. The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 9:00 am until time of service. Mrs. Ives was a member of the Woman's Marine Association (LA and TX Chapters). During her free time, she enjoyed playing bridge and was an avid golfer. She is survived by her sons, Bryan Ives and wife Barbara of Sugar Land, TX and Craig Ives and wife Beth of Breaux Bridge. She was preceded in death by husband, Dwight Ives, Jr.; son, Dwight Ives, III; parents, Walter and Mabel Bauer; and brother, Wallace Bauer. Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge, 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements. To view on-line obituary, sign guestbook and view video tribute, go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com

Matsuko A. Shimizu

Posted On March 11th, 2017 -

87, of Hilo passed away peacefully on February 13 in Honolulu, surrounded by her family. Born in Mahukona on the Big Island, she was a retired teacher. Survived by husband, Seiichi Shimizu; son Dr. Curt Shimizu of Honolulu; daughters Claire Shimizu and Lori (Stephen) Sasaki of Honolulu; brother Thomas Teruo Asahino of California; sisters Takeko (Richard) Spaulding of Maryland and Doris (Frank) Yoshikane of California; sister-in-law Myrtle (Steve) Asahino of California; five grandchildren Tyler, Darcy, Cameron, Kelcie and Kriston; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services were held in Honolulu. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

ROSITA RODRIGUEZ

Posted On March 11th, 2017 -

Age 82, of Pearl City, HI passed away January 31, 2017 in Aiea. Born July 14, 1934 in Paauilo, Big Island. Retired from Aetna Insurance Company and member of Hawaii Filipino Womens Club. She is survived by brother, Antonio (Beverly) Navalta; sister, Dolores N. Ranche. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (March 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Frank “Pakinimaster” Kazuo Uehara, Sr.

Posted On March 11th, 2017 -

Frank Frank "Pakinimaster" Kazuo Uehara, Sr. 66, of Maunalaha, Makiki, Hawai'i, died on Sunday February 19th, 2017. He was born in Honolulu to George Uehara and Betty Maeshiro (deceased), on June 4, 1950. For over 30 years, he was employed by the City and County Golf Course Division working out of the Pali, West Loch and the Ala Wai Golf Course where he retired as a Maintenance Supervisor. A long-time community contributor, he volunteered at Makiki Park teaching "Good Fun Cooking for Men Only", at Booth Park coaching PAL sports, at the Ala Moana Lawn Bowling Club maintaining the greens. A music lover from an early age, he was the lead singer and guitar player for The Dominos (late 1960s) and more recently played pakini bass for Keith and Carmen Haugen. Remembered and missed always by his wife of 46 years, Katherine "Kats" (Akana); son Frank Jr (wife Nora); daughter Keikilani (husband Edgar); grandchildren, Levi, Joshua, Joelle, Megan, Elijah, Brayden, Elle; father, George; brothers, Sidney, Chester (wife Merleen); sisters, Judy Koza and Cynthia Hakikawa (husband Wayne). A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 19th at the Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel. Visitation 9:30a. Service at 10:30a. Casual, Hawaiian attire. No flower arrangements. Flower lei welcomed.

Jason Abregana

Posted On March 11th, 2017 -

50, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii died on February 16, 2017 in Kalispell, Montana. He was a police officer at Moses Lake Washington and a Correctional Officer at Coyote Correctional Facility in Cornell, Washington. He is survived by mother Mary Lou, brothers Jaime Jr (Renee), Jed and Jay; Sons Jason Jr, and Reno; Daughters Alyssa and Alison. Also 4 grandchildren, 4 nephews, and 3 grandnephews. Service is on Saturday March 18, 2017 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary 5pm-9pm. Flowers welcome. Casual Attire. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

KAZUYUKI TSUJIMOTO

Posted On March 11th, 2017 -

Age 93, of Waialua, HI, passed away January 19, 2017 in Wahiawa. Born April 16, 1923 in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife, Hisaye Tsujimoto; son, Wendell (Jann) Tsujimoto; daughter, Norice (Ralph) Wakumoto; brothers, Torao Tsujimoto, Takemi (Lillian) Takeda; 2 grandchildren. Private services were held.

LYDIA RODRIGUES

Posted On March 11th, 2017 -

Age 81, of Mililani, HI passed away February 22, 2017 in Mililani. Born October 14, 1935 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by brothers, John Rodrigues, Domingo S. Rodrigues, Jr., Albert Rodrigues; sister, Josephine Quinones. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday (March 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 7:00 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

CHESTER K.C. TOM

Posted On March 10th, 2017 -

Chester K.C. Tom, 91, of Honolulu, passed away on February 10, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born on April 22, 1925 in Honolulu and was a retired automotive mechanic. He is predeceased by his loving wife Mary. He is survived by sons, Raymond(Meekyung), Clyde, Wayne (Kyoko), and David; grandchildren, Rachel, Moriah, Casey, and Jasmine. Private Services were held.

Clyde William Campbell

Posted On March 10th, 2017 -

Clyde William Campbell Died February, 11, 2017 in Kaneohe, HI. Born in Caney, Kansas on November 28, 1920 to Clyde Watson Campbell and Mabel Marie Noe Campbell. As the son of a wildcat oil well driller, he learned the meaning of a long day's work and of the satisfaction that day can bring. Clyde lived these principles every day for the rest of his life. The family moved to Marietta, Ohio while Clyde was still a youth and there Clyde attended Marietta High School and then Marietta College. At Marietta, he was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, the college crew team and was Phi Beta Kappa when he graduated with a BS Degree in Geology in 1942. After college, he went to work in Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.'s synthetic rubber research project, a high interest area of the US government during WW II. During this time, he met the love of his life Virginia Dulaney who was home on convalescent leave from test flying bomber aircraft as a Woman's Army Service Pilot (WASP). They married a year later and with the war having ended, Firestone sent the family off to Brazil where Clyde was a technical consultant to the company's Brazilian operations. During this time, Virginia returned to Akron, Ohio to give birth to their first child Cristina. After Brazil, he spent a short time at Firestone Corporate Headquarters in Akron and then spent the rest of his Firestone career in overseas assignments beginning in Viskafors, Sweden where Virginia gave birth to their second child, Kim. After Sweden came Hamburg, Germany and finally Christchurch, New Zealand from 1958 to 1977. He served as General Manager of Firestone New Zealand and Australia. During his time in New Zealand he was elected to President of the Christchurch Rotary Club and served in that position for five years. Clyde retired in 1977 from Firestone and he and Virginia moved from Christchurch to Kailua Kona where they lived until 1990 when they moved to Oahu and settled in Aiea Heights. His wife Virginia passed away in 2001 and Clyde eventually moved into Pohai Nani retirement community where he spent the remainder of his days. Clyde was deeply religious and belonged to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Aiea. He volunteered much of his time as a member of the church's directing board and was an active member of the church's program in helping the homeless. He continued his religious devotion at Pohai Nani reading scripture at services and singing in the choir. Clyde is survived by his sister Marilyn, daughter Cristina Rathyen of Kailua, and son Kim Campbell of New Zealand. He was loved by his grandchildren; Michael, Giniene, Benjamin, Jason, and Tristan, and his six great grandchildren. Services will be held at Pohai Nani and his ashes will be taken to New Zealand to join Virginia in the waters off the South Island.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran