Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

ARAKAWA, AILEEN CHIYO

Posted On January 28th, 2017 -

Age 73, resident of Los Angeles for 48 years, Graduated Kaimuki HS in Honolulu, passed away on January13. Beloved mother of Karin Arakawa (Roy) Yamamoto; grandmother of Nolan K.S. Yamamoto; sister of Gary (Marie) Nishikawa of Kaneohe, HI, Larry (Shirley) Nishikawa of Kihei, Maui, and Gail (Richard) Isono of Redwood City, CA; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives here and in CA. A private memorial service will be held. www.fukuimortuary.com 213-626-044100

Sybil Sanae Morishige

Posted On January 28th, 2017 -

79, of Kaneohe, a retired waitress for Kawakami Delicatessen, passed away on December 29, 2016 at Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter, Lisa H. (Christopher) Dau; sisters, Deanna Yamaguchi and Joyce Arakaki; and two grandchildren. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

DERECK KALANI PARK

Posted On January 27th, 2017 -

DERECK KALANI PARK, 63 of Kaneohe, passed away on December 30, 2016 at Castle Medical Center. He was the proprietor of D & J Construction. Survived by wife Julie K. Park, mother Bernice L. Park, sisters Jodie (George) Meyer and Jill (Jonathan) Hunter, Sons Enson Park and James (Carrie) Mendes, Daughters Marrisa (Alex) Lemamea-Oto and Radiant (Jonathan) Perkins, 8 grand- children and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Visitation: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Service: 7:30pm. Dinner to follow. Casual Attire.

Raymond R. Gragas

Posted On January 27th, 2017 -

Raymond R. Gragas of Carson CA passed-on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the age of 88. Raymond is survived by his wife of 12 years Alicia, children Diane Tawa (Glenn) and Darlene Wilbanks (Lance) of Southern California, David Maligro (Myrna) Phoenix AZ, Daniel Maligro and Dorena Kalaau (John) of Hawaii, 13 grandchildren and 23 great- grandchildren, siblings Phillip Gragas, Roberto Gragas, Linda Maluenda. Forest Lawn Memorial Park 1500 E. San Antonio Dr, Long Beach CA 90807. Visitation: Friday 02/03/17 Mission Room 4pm-9pm; Celebration of Life Service Memorial Chapel Saturday 2/4/17 2:00 pm. All are welcomed to attend, casual Hawaiian attire.

Yoshiaki “Bucky” Matsuoka

Posted On January 27th, 2017 -

Yoshiaki Age 93 of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2016 with his family at his side. Bucky was retired from both the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as an electrical inspector and later from the C&C Honolulu as a supervisor in the street lighting division. He was an Army veteran. Bucky was active in various activities including playing the ukulele, guitar, and shakuhachi. He also participated in karaoke and calligraphy. He is preceded in death by his wife Katherine and daughter Carol. He is survived by son Bert (Dawn) and two grand- daughters (Jodi and Kyla). Visitation at 5:00 pm on Friday February 3, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Funeral services at 6:00 pm. Casual attire, no flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

LOUIS ANTHONY SANTOS

Posted On January 27th, 2017 -

Age 53, of Aiea, HI, passed away December 28, 2016 in Aiea. Born March 7, 1963 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by brother, Gilbert J. Santos; sister, Cynthia A. (Charles) Kema; nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Nancy Junko Beauchamp

Posted On January 27th, 2017 -

78, of San Francisco, formerly of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2016. She was born in Honolulu, and was a secondary education teacher in Hawaii, Japan and Germany, and a college and children's librarian in Hawaii. Predeceased by husband, Edward, and survived by son, Kevin and brother, George Sakomoto. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, February 4 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; inurnment at 10:45 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

RENWICK “UNCLE JOE” ILIILIPUNA TASSILL

Posted On January 27th, 2017 -

Age 78, of Waimanalo, HI, passed away January 7, 2017 in Honolulu. Born November 20, 1938 in Honolulu, HI. A beloved and honored Kupuna, staunch Hawaiian Nation advocate, and practitioner of Aloha for the betterment of all Hawaii's People. He is survived by wife, June Toguchi-Tassill; sons, Renwick Kalani (MaryJane) Tassill, William (Shelly) Tassill; daughters, Kaleo Alexander, Michele Day; 3 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Herman Arcia; sisters, Rosemary Hokoana, Elizabeth Kalua, Leandra "Popo" Kaleikilo, Grace Kaleikilo, Kealoha "Bae" Grace, Nani Makanui, May Vicens. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Lei welcome.

Oh Shun Larry Lim

Posted On January 26th, 2017 -

89, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on January, 2017. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii and is survived by his wife Ellen, sons Biron, Kyle, and Jay, daughters Kimery Ushijima, and Keri Lim and 12 grandchildren. Services are private. No monetary gifts. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

HANAKO NAKASHIMA TANABE

Posted On January 26th, 2017 -

96, of Honolulu, a Pantry Worker for the Ilikai Hotel, passed away in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by her daughters, Nina (Ron Sanchez) Tanabe, Elaine (Rudy) Atagi, Susan Shingle and Gayle (Stanley) Ishii; five grandchildren; sister, Jane Nakagawa. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Derek Hiroshi Hayase

Posted On January 26th, 2017 -

46, of Pearl City, a travel agent for Sun Tour and Travel, passed away on January 2, 2017 at Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his mother, Sylvia Y. Hayase, and by aunts, uncles and cousins. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Stephen Robert Graef

Posted On January 26th, 2017 -

Age 69, of Honolulu passed away on January 16, 2017. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee and was a construction management consultant. He is survived by daughter Geneva. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017. For more information please send request to email: sgraef4225@gmail.com Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Michihisa Horita

Posted On January 26th, 2017 -

85, of Honolulu passed away on January 16, 2017 in McCully. He was born in Lanai. He was a retired driver/salesman for Eagle Produce for 25+ years. He is survived by his son, Edward Horita; daughters Joan (Earl) Nakaya & Darlene Horita; brothers Masamichi Horita & Keizo Horita; sister Miyoko Horita; 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Private services were held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Alfred M.T. Chang

Posted On January 25th, 2017 -

 Alfred M.T. ChangAge 89, of Kaneohe, HI, passed away January 6, 2017 at Castle Medical Hospital. He was born on April 25, 1927 in Kaalaea, Oahu. He was a retired Ordinance Supervisor at Lualualei. He is survived by his wife, Amy S. Chang; sons, Kalfred (Jo Ann) Chang and Wesley (Yolanda) Chang; daughter Linda (Sidney) Tsubata; predeceased by daughter Carole Sussel; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Joseph “Buddy” Lamech Apana, Jr.

Posted On January 25th, 2017 -

JOSEPH L. APANA, JR "BUDDY" 67, of Waimanalo, passed away on Jan. 7, 2017. He was born in Honolulu Hawaii. He was a member of the Waimanalo Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He is survived by wife, Leilani Apana; children, Maile (Philip) Riel, Kiani (Nate) Apana, Ikaika (Kailia) Apana, and Olena Apana; grand- children, Keola, Kahele, Kairi, and Kainalu; sisters, Jackie Woolsey, Leona Lindsey, Joey Pajela, Noel Walker and Lizzy Kaahui. Services will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park on Wednesday February 1, Visitation 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Service at 6:45 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Kathleen Louise D’Amico

Posted On January 25th, 2017 -

August 7, 1952 - January 15, 2017 Kathleen Louise D'Amico, 64, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, was born in Ft. Meade, Maryland on August 7, 1952, and passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2017. Kathleen had been teaching in Hawaii for over 40 years. She is survived by sons Nicholas (Abbie) D'Amico of Waikoloa, Hawaii; Michael (Amanda) D'Amico of Roanoke, Virginia; and mother Edna Logan of Waikoloa, Hawaii. A celebration of Kathleen's life will be held Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 10:30am to 3:00pm, with a short service beginning promptly at 11:00am. The celebration will take place at Waikoloa Community Church, 68-3625 Paniolo Ave., Waikoloa, HI 96738. In accordance with her wishes, there will not be a viewing. An informal potluck will be held after the service. We invite anyone whose lives were enriched by Kathleen to come celebrate her life with us. For further information, please contact Reverend Deborah Knowles at revdebknows2@gmail.com. Online condolences may be posted on WWW.BALLARDFAMILY MORTUARIES.COM. Services provided by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.

Filomena C Freitas Pacheco

Posted On January 25th, 2017 -

78 of Kailua, Hawaii died on December 05, 2016. She was born in Gustine, California on June 07, 1938. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia Pacheco (Ron Jarrett); son Robert Pacheco; grandsons Kimo Jarrett (Kanani) Kainoa Jarrett (Cheri) Corey Conrad (Natasha); granddaughter Ka`o`o Jarrett (Justin Nagai) Ashlyn McClanahan (Bradin); and Six great grandchildren. Celebration of life and prayer service will be held at 2:30pm on Sunday, January 29th at the Ko`olau Ballrooms. She will be interned with her husband James Souza Pacheco on Tuesday, January 31st at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

Solomon Kaili Kaimimoku Jr.

Posted On January 25th, 2017 -

Solomon Kaili Kaimimoku Jr.Age, 82 of Honolulu Hawaii. Born Jan 01, 1935-Jan 03, 2017. Survived by loving wife of 58 years Keala Wagner; Children, Solomon III, Harriet Soto (Chris), Sterling Kapala (Valerie), Stuart Kalani, Shannon Kaipo (Kalei); Sisters, Marie Louise, Lillian Makanani (William), Lovena Baker (Roy), Henry Kaimimoku (D), Muilan Kia, Anna Mae, John, Amy; 11 Grandchildren; 7 Great Grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 am Services 10:00 am January 28th, @ Kawaihao Church

SHARYN S. YAMAMOTO

Posted On January 25th, 2017 -

Age 71, of Honolulu, HI, passed away Dec. 29, 2016 in Honolulu. She was born Aug. 3, 1945 in Honolulu. She was a retired self-employed bookkeeper. She is survived by brother, Arthur (Leatrice) Yamamoto; sisters, Ruth H. Yamamoto and Patsy M. Yamamoto. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Saturday (Jan. 28) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Honolulu. Memorial service 5:30 p.m. Inurnment 9:30 a.m., Monday (Jan. 30) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

THOMAS A. HUFF

Posted On January 25th, 2017 -

87, died in Honolulu on Sunday, November 13, 2016. He is survived by his wife Barbara Downs, his son Brian Huff, grandchildren Jillian Huff and Lucas Huff, step-children Paul Downs and Kristin Corzine, and Kristin's husband John Corzine and their son Sean Corzine. He was preceded in death by his daughter Stephanie Huff and his sister Margaret Jean Cooper. Tom had a career as a YMCA director working with young people on college campuses, and when he retired he continued to be involved with students, including teaching English as a Second Language for eight years at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu. He was a long-time Quaker, and a member of the Honolulu meeting. He also sang for many years with the Honolulu Symphony Chorus. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 28, at 1:00 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House, 2426 Oahu Avenue in Honolulu.

Julio Gaspar Batoon

Posted On January 24th, 2017 -

Julio Gaspar Batoon, 73, of Waipahu, passed away January 7, 2017 at his home. He was born July 15, 1943 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines and was a retired plantation worker for Oahu Sugar Plantation and a maintenance worker for Cenpac Properties. He was preceded in death by beloved wife, Reynalda Bueno Batoon and sister Myrna. He is survived by son, Ferdinand (Evangeline) Batoon; daughters, Annalyn (Gerry) Geronimo, Angeline Batoon, and Arlyn (Steve) Schuver; 8 grandchildren; brothers and sisters in the Philippines. Visitation 9:00-10:45 a.m. Monday (1/30/2017) at Valley of the Temples Chapel; prayer service 10:45 a.m. with burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

REIKO A. TANAKA

Posted On January 24th, 2017 -

Age 88, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away December 11, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born November 25, 1928 in Maizuru Shi, Kyoto Fu, Japan. She previously worked for Dot's Wahiawa for over 40 years. She is survived by sister, Seto of Japan; nephew, Takehiro Seto of WA. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 11:00 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers or koden (monetary offerings) please.

Ronald Koichi Muronaga

Posted On January 24th, 2017 -

72, of Kaneohe passed away on January 17, 2017. SMSGT Muronaga was a Hawaii Air National Guardsman. He is survived by his wife, Karen, son, Reagan (Carla) Muronaga, daughter Roanne (Gregory) Abe and 2 grand- children, sister, Jean (Glenn) Ooka and aunties, Jane (Harold) Hishinuma and Ellen (Frank - deceased) Sunouchi, nieces, a nephew and cousins. Visitation 10am on Monday, January 30 at Hosoi Mortuary. Services will be held at 11am. Burial to follow at 2pm at Hawaii Memorial Park. No Flowers. Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Richard Shigeru Nakamura

Posted On January 24th, 2017 -

79, of Waipahu, passed away on December 29, 2016. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired bookkeeper for National Mortgage Company. He is survived by his sisters, Diana Nakamura and Kathleen (Ernest) Shimodoi; nephews, Scott Shimodoi and Eric (Kristi) Shimodoi and niece, Sheri (Dean) Kobashigawa. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Shizue “Sue” Izumi

Posted On January 24th, 2017 -

88, of Aiea, passed away on January 11, 2017. Born in Honomu-South Hilo, Hawaii, she was a retired City and County of Los Angeles manager. Preceded in death by husband, Takao, she is survived by her daughter, Stefanie (Myles) Nakasone and sister, Chieko Alice Hanthorn. Private services. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

BETTY TANGA HOLLINGSWORTH

Posted On January 24th, 2017 -

Age 90, of Mililani, HI, passed away Dec. 10, 2016 in Mililani. She was born Mar. 18, 1926 in Lahaina, Maui, HI. and was a former member of the Hickham Wives Club. She is survived by sons, Clinton Hollingsworth, Dean (Felice) Hollingsworth; daughter, Karen (Wayne) Lockhart; 5 grand- children and 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Saturday (Jan. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

Edwin Hayato Teruya

Posted On January 24th, 2017 -

56, of Honolulu passed away on December 31, 2016 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He was a retired cabinetmaker. He is survived by his mother, Sumiko; sisters, Lynne (Calvin) Yara, Irene (David) Uno, and Susan (Steven) Matsuda; and 3 nieces. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Asako Fukuki

Posted On January 24th, 2017 -

97, of Honolulu, passed away on January 12, 2017, at Oahu Care Facility. Born in Pahoa, Hawaii, she was a homemaker. Preceded in death by husband, Keigo, she is survived by sons, Nelson (Gail) and Jon Fukuki; daughters, Evelyn Fukuki and Kate (Wayne) Nishijima; six grandchildren; three great-grand- children and sister, Ruth Kaneda. Private services held. Family requests no koden (monetary gifts), please. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Lily Y. Shimabukuro

Posted On January 23rd, 2017 -

Born February 24, 1935, died on January 4, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. From a very young age, Lily encountered many health problems. However, her strong belief, trust, and love for her Lord Jesus Christ enabled her to overcome these issues with a positive attitude, inspiring many people. Her loving nature, smile, and soft spoken ways always reflected Christian character. Lily fought her final battle courageously until she was lifted up by the hands of her Maker. She passed with a relaxed and peaceful expression upon her face. Lily, may you have a complete and restful sleep. Preceded in death by daughter, Sue A. Yoshida, she is survived by husband, Kazuo Shimabukuro; daughter, Lynn Yoshioka; sister, Linda Kimura; brothers, Clarence and Charles Matsuda; sons-in- law, Gregg Yoshioka and Scott Yoshida; grandchildren, Megan and Jacob Yoshioka and Micah Yoshida, and many nieces and nephews. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Jean Taniguchi Yamada

Posted On January 23rd, 2017 -

 Jean Taniguchi Yamada92, of Aiea, passed away on December 18, 2016, in Pali Momi Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she retired as a secretary for A-1 A-Lectrician Inc. and was formerly employed by the U.S. Government at Fort Shafter. Preceded in death by her husband, James Takashi Yamada, she is survived by her sons, James T. (Diana), Ronald M. (Janet) and Brian S. (Gale) Yamada; daughter, Sharon Y. (Brian) Ishii; ten grand- children, six great-grandchildren and sister, Nancy Doi. Visitation from 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 4:00 p.m. Private burial. No flowers. Aloha attire. In lieu of koden (monetary gifts), donations in her memory may be made to the Hawaii Foodbank, 2611 Kilihau Street, Honolulu, HI 96819. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

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