Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category


Posted On May 27th, 2015 -

DARLENE DAR DELA CRUZ FELICIANO Age 27, of Honolulu, HI, passed away April 17, 2015 in Waiamanalo, HI. Born July 3, 1987 in Honolulu, HI. She attended St. Theresa Catholic Church, Honolulu. She was a zone merchandise supervisor at Walmart, Keeaumoku. She is survived by parents, Cherry & David Feliciano; brothers, Darwin (Marjorie) Feliciano, Darryl (Tiffany) Feliciano; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 a.m., Sunday (May 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Monday (Jun. 1) 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.

Toyohiro “Toyo” Shimabukuro

Posted On May 26th, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-05-26 08.57.03TOYOHIRO TOYO SHIMABUKURO Age 79, of Pearl City, HI, passed away April 22, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born April 21, 1936 in Waimea, Kauai, HI. Proprietor of Ono Hawaiian Foods Restaurant, Kapahulu. A member of the Ironworkers Union, Local 625. A U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by wife, Kathleen “Kathy” Endo Shimabukuro; sons, Kevin (Ramona) Shimabukuro, Robert (Melveen) Yamamoto; daughters, Renee Haunani (Jeff) Muraki, Shelli Yamamoto; brother, Clayton (Cynthia) Oh Young; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Saturday (May 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:00 p.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m., Monday (June 1) at Mililani Memorial Park.

Dalmacio “Danny” “Maso” Saoit Acosta

Posted On May 25th, 2015 -

DALMACIO "DANNY" "MASO" SAOIT ACOSTA Age 70, of Honolulu, passed away April 10, 2015 in Honolulu. Born July 9, 1944 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by companions, Herminia M. Ramos, Rosalina Gasper; son, Gregorio (Glenda) Acosta; daughter, Susan Acosta; brothers, Ruperto (Iluminada) Acosta, Rodney (Leonida) Acosta, Leodegario (Marita) Acosta; sisters, Julia (Diosdado) Gattu, Eugenia Bermudez, Apolonia Agarma, Regina (Prudencio) Mentac, Nena (Alexander) Lacar; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday 5/29 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Saturday 5/30 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.


Posted On May 25th, 2015 -

$nameELSIE KAM MOI (SEU) YOUNG Elsie Kam Moi (Seu) Young passed away peacefully on January 23, 2015 in Hacienda Heights, California. She was 86 years old. Born in Chinatown, Oahu, for 85 of those years she called Oahu home, moving to Los Angeles in 2013 to be close to her children. In 1950, Elsie married RIchard Kam Leong Young, who called her his "Bright Eyes" and "sparkling sapphire of the topics." They were married for 45 years. Elsie was very active in the Pearl City community, and in the 1960's helped make the Pearl City Regional Library a reality. Proud of her Chinese- Hawaiian heritage she volunteered at the Bishop Museum and conducted Chinatown walking tours for many years. In her "retirement" she was an enthusiastic member of the Pearl City Swim Club. Elsie had sparkling eyes and a beautiful smile that would light up a room. She loved good food and was an enthusiastic and accomplished cook/baker. Her other passion was flowers and she created artistic and original flower arrangements. She enjoyed traveling, delighted in meeting interesting people, and generously opened her home to travelers from around the world. She is survived by her children, Robert, Patricia, Michael and Kathleen; grandchildren, Joy, Jodie, Daniel, Kevin, and Kiley; sister, Hazel (Seu) Fantz; and extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Richard Young, and siblings Sung Dai Seu, Cordelia (Seu) Kong, and Dora Seu. A brief memorial service will be held at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on July 8, 10:30 a.m., and her ashes placed with her husband's. A luncheon at Wah Kung Restaurant follows at noon (1151 Mapunapuna St, Honolulu, HI 9681).


Posted On May 25th, 2015 -

$nameROSALINE SHIGEYO ISHIHARA (TOKUNAGA) Rosaline was 96 years old when she passed away on April 16, 2015. She was a graduate of McKinley High School and Phillips Commercial School. "Rosie" was a member of the YWCA when she met "Yoshi". Other affiliations included The Japanese Women's Society, Zonta Club of Honolulu and Credit Women - International, where she was a past president. She was married for 59 years to Yoshimasa Ishihara and had five children: John (Gail Rabideau), Robert, Isaac (Faith), Joan (Wayne) Nakamoto, and Susan Ishihara. Her husband, and only brother Itsuo, predeceased her. Rosie worked long hours at family owned G. Ishihara & Son, Inc., dba Hallmark Jewelers, where she "married" happy couples who trusted her with their important wedding ring choices. They would frequently return to see her for other special purchases. Her favorite vacation spot was Las Vegas, playing "BINGO!" We will miss her kind and gently ways, her "shaka" signs and beautiful smiles!" The family would like to thank Helen Agbayani and Islands Hospice for their compassionate care, and to Rev. Yoshinobu Sato who gave her healing massages. Rosie is also survived by grandchildren: Kirk (Helen), Kyle (Kathy), Keith (Monique Shimamoto) Nakamoto, Kanoa Ishihara, and four great grandchildren. Private services held.


Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

ANA BALAOING ARINZANA Age 86, of Aiea, HI, passed away April 14, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born May 24, 1928 in San Felipe, Zambales, Philippines. A member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea and Mayantoc Association of Hawaii. Previously worked as a public school teacher in Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines. Predeceased by husband, Isaac. She is survived by sister, Maria B. Lucero; nephews & nieces. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (May 27) at St. Jude Catholic Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Jane T. Lyman

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameJANE T. LYMAN Age 93, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2015 at Straub Clinic and Hospital. She is survived by her brother Alfred (Patsy) Kouchi and a niece, a nephew, two grand nieces and a grand nephew. She was predeceased by her husband Richard "Papa" Lyman, Jr., a former State Senator from the Big Island and a Bishop Estate trustee. Private services held.

Adam Ronald Brun Jr

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

ADAM RONALD BRUN JR. Adam Ronald Brun Jr. of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away on May 6, 2015 at the age of 51. He was born on January 25th 1964 in Lihue, Kauai. He was preceded in death by his father, Adam Ronald Brun Sr. He is survived by his children Alana (Darren) Agustin, Waylon Brun, Kierra Bukoski, two granddaughters, mother Glenda Vierra, siblings Robert (Lorna) Brun, Rhonda (Brun) Sanchez, Stephanie (Bambridge) Aona, Leona Brun, Shana (Lance) Ling and Angela (JJ) Prigge, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces. A celebration of Adam's life will be held on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at St. Raphael Church 3011 Hapa Road, Koloa. Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with Mass to follow. Western attire is requested.

Raymond H. Yamauchi

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

RAYMOND H. YAMAUCHI Age 79, of Pearl City, HI, passed away April 17, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born July 31, 1935 in Hilo, HI. Retired from Hawaiian Telephone Company. He is survived by spouse, Beatrice H. Yamauchi; son, Rodney (Melinda) Yamauchi; daughters, Lori (James) Takasaki, Cheryl (Douglas) Hirahara; brothers, Allan (Janet) Yamauchi, Richard (Amy) Yamauchi; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Private services held.

Audrey Wilhelmina Lewis Mangrobang

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameAUDREY WILHELMINA LEWIS MANGROBANG Age 85, of Aiea, passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2015. She is survived by her husband Benito Lazo Mangrobang, sons Rodney and Kevin Mangrobang, daughter Ashlyn Hose' of Anchorage, Alaska; brothers Gilbert and Robert Lewis; grandchildren Ray Hose', Ryan Hose' of Ft. Hood, Texas and Raynette Hose' of Anchorage, Alaska; great-grand- children Dawson, Bennette, Annette, Vinnette and Zennette. Last Respect Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 27th at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass Celebration: 11 a.m. Interment burial service immediately following (1:00 p.m.) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Ralph Masakazu Miyoshi

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

RALPH MASAKAZU MIYOSHI Age 78, of Pearl City, passed away on May 9, 2015. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired sheet metal worker for the U.S. Government at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Myrna; sons, Kent (Lisa) and Kurtis (Shannon) Miyoshi; daughter, Whitney (Walter) Chikamoto; five grandchildren and brother, Frederick (Frances) Miyoshi. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 10:00 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.


Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameJOHN HARRY RICE PLEWS John H.R. Plews passed away in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 18, 2015. John was born in Lihue, January 7, 1934, on the Island of Kauai, to his loving parents John Christopher Plews and Edith Rice Plews. John's family, part of the Kauai Rices, was of Missionary decent with direct lineage to William Hyde Rice. His Maternal Grandparents were Charles Atwood Rice and Grace King Rice. He had one sister, Anne Hyde Rice Plews Moncrief, who passed in June of 2014. John spent his first 11 years on Kauai before heading to his Father's homeland of England to attend his father's former school, Charter House. After a brief stay in England, John and his family moved to Maryland where he attended Phillips Academy. He then took his academic pursuits to Yale for Undergraduate studies. Following Yale, John joined the army and was stationed in Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas. He served in the army for 2 Years (1956-58) and then attended Harvard Law before finally returning to his family home in Hawaii in 1962. John practiced law for many years at the law firm of Robertson, Castle, & Anthony in Honolulu. His most prominent case was the Robinson vs McBride Water Rights case leading to a Hawaii Supreme Court decision (1973) defining water as a "public resource" and not a "privately owned resource" in the State of Hawaii. However, his real love remained the Garden Island of Kauai, or more specifically Kokee. Spending time at his rustic cabin in the mountains was what John lived for. He was an avid naturalist and would often take world renowned botanists on hikes around the Kokee State Park in order to document the native flora that grow only in those forests. He was an early member and Trustee of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens (NTBG). He was also President of the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society 1974-76, as well as board member and ongoing member of the Historical Society. He was frequently asked to help with historical research due to his nearly photographic memory and numerous notebooks filled with his own personal research. In addition to Hawaiian history and plants, John had a great love of his dogs. He enjoyed their company immensely and they were both his constant companions and nuclear family. His sister Anne was also very close to him. In later years he had daily conversations with her, usually via telephone, to share events and make sure all was well. He is survived by his sister Anne's three daughters and grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth (Emmy) Copriviza (h. Michael), Juliet Edith Moncrief (h. Kuma), Heather Anne Waters (h. Richard), Grand nephew Anthony Copriviza and Grand nieces Courtney Copriviza, Lauren Waters and Katie Waters, and numerous cousins. A memorial will be held at Lihue Cemetery on Tuesday June 30th, 2015 at 4:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, Donations to National Tropical Botanical Gardens (NTBG) or the Kauai Museum would be greatly appreciated.

Ronald Tsugio Sakai

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

RONALD TSUGIO SAKAI Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away on May 9, 2015. Born in Honolulu, he was a sheet metal specialist and co-owner of Kapalama Plumbing and Sheet Metal Shop. He is survived by his wife, Yukie Sakai; son, Leslie T. (Lori) Sakai; daughter, Eileen A. Sakai; granddaughters, Teresa and Melanie; brothers, Uichi, Yoshito and Harold Masaru Sakai. Mr. Sakai was a member of Company H, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Visitation from 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 3, 2015, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.


Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

ELIZABETH LISA ANDRADE Age 91, of Kaneohe, passed away at Aloha Nursing and Rehab. Born in Honolulu. She is survived by son, Richard "Rick", Jr.; daughter, Diane M. Rodrigues; 5 grand- children; 11 great grand- children; 5 great great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (05/30) at Hope Chapel, Kaneohe; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Online condolences at


Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameJAMES MARSHALL WOOLAWAY (KIM) Passed away in his Bend, Oregon home on May 7th, 2015. His sons, James, Michael, Scott and granddaughter, Elle survive him. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Graydon Woolaway, father, James Thomson Woolaway, and brother, Graydon Marshall Woolaway. Kim was born at Queens Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii April 15th, 1933 and lived most of his life in the Honolulu area. He attended school at Punahou in Honolulu and later at Cal Poly Tech in San Luis Obispo, California. He served in the Navy as a Submariner on the USS Tang SS-563 from her base in Pearl Harbor and later as a radioman stationed in Japan. Kim was an active member of the Outrigger Canoe Club and loved fishing and sailing. He was also a private pilot who liked to fly his glider on the north coast of Oahu. While he had interests in science, he worked as a commercial realtor until his retirement. After retiring, Kim moved to the mainland where he lived in Pinetop, Arizona and Bend, Oregon. His science interests played out in his hobbies of amateur radio and astronomy. Kim loved to "Soup-up" anything that moved including automobiles, motorcycles, speedboats, model airplanes, and slot cars. He was also an avid outdoorsman where he enjoyed hunting, camping, motorcycle riding, and snowmobiling. Kim will be missed by his friends and family. Services will be held at a later to be announced date at the Oahu Cemetery located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Donations may be made in his name to Partners in Care Hospice in Bend, Oregon or to the American Cancer Society.


Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

WILLIAM KAIPOLEHUA PUNOHU William Kaipolehua Punohu passed away on March 7 in Anaconda, Montana. He was born in Honolulu on February 20, 1949, and lived most of his life on Oahu. He was a 1967 graduate of St. Louis High School, then worked for Western and Delta Airlines. He moved to Anaconda in 2007 and was of great help to his family. He was unique, very funny, and quite wise about the way the world works. He made many friends at the Happy Endings Casino and was given a wonderful party in his memory. Those who left before him were his parents, Kimo and Elsie Punohu, and his brothers Robert, Neil, and Alika. He is survived by his wife, Vonnie Punohu, son, Paiea, and daughter, Cassandra, and his brother, Raymond (Sue) Punohu. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and a large extended family. Willy has touched the lives of people he never knew, through his generous gifts of sight and other much needed life-saving donations. Aloha, Willy!


Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameCLAUDIA MILDRED KAOHU (BASSO) 67, Of Nanakuli, Hawaii. Born January 1, 1948. Passed away March 26, 2015. Supervisor of Hawaiian King Candies (Bric-a-Brac). She is survived by Husband Edward (Chris) Kaohu, Daughters: Josette (Kawika), Jessie (Kalei), Jody, Jennifer, Janelle (Keith), Jhirbrina (Boy) & Jilleen, 18 Grandsons, 13 Granddaughters, 1 Great Grandson, 4 Great Granddaughters & 9 Brothers Gathering 4:30pm Sunday May 31, 2015 At Westside Mauka Pavillion on Lualualei Naval Rd. (Also Known as Kolekole Pass Rd.) Casual Attire. For More Information & Directions Contact Daughter Janelle @ 319-5127 or 668-4162. We would like to thank Leeward Funeral Home.


Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameLAURA HUNG MOI TAM Laura Hung Moi Tam was blessed to live a full life and passed away at her home at the age of 94 on Sunday, April 19, 2015. She was born in Honolulu on July 6, 1920 to parents Yen Cheung and Mew Lun Chun Au. She grew up in Kalihi and married Samuel Goon Sum Tam (deceased) of Waihee, Maui. They raised their family in Kalihi before moving to Aiea, Hawaii. She graduated from McKinley High School and the Honolulu Business College. She worked as a demonstrator for Brother Sewing Machine before embarking on a long career with the Navy Exchange System first at the Sub Base Exchange in Pearl Harbor and later at the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange. She began as a sales clerk and progressed to special order clerk and buyer. She was a faithful life-long member of the First Assembly of God Church and supporter of Christian Academy at Moanalua/Red Hill. She is survived by daughters Faith Shiroma (Gabriel), Geri Yasuhara (Phil) and Naomi-Grace Chow (Eric); sons Malcolm Tam and Gilbert Tam (Dianne); sister Beatrice Goo; and brother Reynold Au. She was blessed with 17 grandchildren and 26 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Kenton (Karen), and brother, Ernest Au. Services will be on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Borthwick Maunakea Chapel with visitation at 9:30 a.m. Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends are invited to have lunch with the family following the service at 11:30 a.m. A private burial service will be held with the family at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Her family is grateful for all the expressions of sympathy, love and support. Her family offers its very special thanks to Marge Tam and care giving angels, Michelle and Darleen, for their dedication, compassion and exceptional loving care. Her family also wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Kaiser Permanente, Hale Nani and St. Francis Hospice. Thank you mom, popo, tai tai for your love and cherished memories.


Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

PONCIANO MACASIO DANNOG Age 90, of Waianae, HI, passed away May 4, 2015 in Waianae, HI. Born August 15, 1924 in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son, Medy (Teresita) Dannog; daughters, Celita Aoalin Portela, Noemy (Dante) Dannog-Academa; brothers, Maximo Dannog, Loreto Dannog; sisters, Martina Piedad, Pascuala Morales; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (May 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.


Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

JUDITH JUDY WANDA WILSON Judith "Judy" Wanda Wilson, age 73, of Manoa, Hawaii passed away April 17, 2015. Born December 1, 1941 in Bronx, New York. She was a resident of Kauai and Oahu. She was a retired Electromechanical and Architectural Designer/Drafter. She is survived by her daughter Cyma Bethany Wilson, sister Karen Labinger, nephews Jason Labinger and Adam Sornoff, hanai daughter Eman Ibrahim, hanai grandchildren, and beloved 20+ y.o. cat Pele. Services pending. Donations suggested to Legacy of Life Hawaii.

Kaoru “K” Matsumura

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

KAORU K MATSUMURA Age 95, of Honolulu, HI, passed away April 25, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born January 21, 1920 in Pahala, HI. Kaoru was a U.S. Army veteran-100th Battalion Purple Heart Recipient. He was retired from the Federal Government. He is survived by sisters, Mitsue Amy Takata, Shizue Muranaka; brother-in-law, Henry Magee; nieces & nephews. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (May 28) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu). Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Committal service to follow 1:00 p.m at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.


Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

HENRY HITOSHI YAMADA Henry Hitoshi Yamada, 84, of Honolulu, died at Straub Hospital on May 14th. He established and was former President of Ziebart Auto Rust Proofing of Hawaii. He was a veteran of the Hawaii Army National Guard and retired instructor with State of Hawaii Dept. Of Land & Natural Resources Hawaii Hunter Education Program. During his military service he was a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard competitive Pistol and Rifle teams and won over 200 team and individual awards and medals for his marksmanship, including the Nation's highest award for individual excellence in shooting, the gold Distinguished Marksmanship Badge. Born in Honolulu, he graduated from Farrington High School in 1948. He is survived by daughters and their spouses Jewelle and Glenn Emanuel of New York and Pamela and Daniel Baysa of California; granddaughter Jennifer Baysa; sisters Mabel Yawata and Yvonne Okamoto; and brothers Walter and Benjamin. Private Service.


Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameWAH KAM CHING Wah Kam Ching of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away peacefully at his home on May 1, 2015. He was born in Punalu'u, Oahu, on November 4, 1920, the fourth of sixteen children to Yan Quong and Tom Shee Ching. In 1929 he moved to On Ding, China to live with his grandparents. He returned to Honolulu in 1940 and worked at Pearl Harbor as an electrician helper and a heavy equipment truck driver. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. After WWII, he worked at Fort Shafter Motorpool as a truck driver, retiring in 1975 after 33 years. In 1977 he worked for the State of Hawaii as a custodian, retiring in 1984. After retirement, Wah Kam enjoyed traveling to China, numerous times with his wife, Rose. He enjoyed his weekly visits to Chinatown to meet with friends and frequented the Chinese History Center to talk story. He was a member of the See Dai Doo,Ching Clan and Yin Sit Sha societies. He is survived by wife Rose; son Kamson (Cheryl); daughters Darrylyn (Daniel) Rawlins, Alva (Phillip) Primm, Jana Doucette; 6 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren; brothers Walter, Godfrey, Robert, Gerald, Gordon, Vernon; sister-in-law Frances Ching; sisters Juanita Lam, Abigail Kam, Mary Jane Ching, Vivian Zimmerman, Loretta Nekota. Visitation 10:30am, Service 11:30am Thursday, May 28 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Burial 2:00pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park.


Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

$nameBUENAVENTURA TORANG PALUMARES LORENZO Age 95, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 9, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born November 6, 1919 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Buenaventura was retired from the Federal Government. He was a member of the Fil-Am Vets, Filipino- American Veterans. He is survived by sons, Ernesto (Marcelia) Lorenzo, Gaudencio (Eugena) Lorenzo; daughters, Josephine Eugenio, Anita (Tomas) Nino, Merlita (Juanito) Degala, Buenalina (Jose) Agag; sister, Marcelina Cristobal; 21 grandchildren; numerous great- grandchildren; numerous great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Thursday (May 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Friday (May 29) at St. Jude Catholic Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

$nameDWAYNE GEORGE MATTOS *September 16, 1970 ~ May 23rd, 2013* ~For Dwayne~ My heart is growing heavy as I know a very shadowed day is moving in across the waters of Honolulu. I allow my eyes to slowly close as I rest my head back under the shade of a tall Oak over five thousand miles away on the east coast of North Carolina. I begin to smile as I hear in the distance the soft coo's of the early morning doves in the valley of our beloved Manoa before the sun's rays come over the Koolau's mountain ridge across the way. I turn slightly as the closing of a door sounds as a little boy begins to climb a stairway to the beginning of an adventurous day. "Eh, Auntie what you doing over here?" I hear his familiar voice, and as I smile I can see he is in a hurry for no one waits when his Grandpa's sampan boat, the Neeyun is ready to set out for a day of fishing far across the deep blue waters of Hawaii nei Tank top, shorts, slippers, bucket and pole in hand, this kind spirit is looking forward to the wonders of adventure in the day ahead until the sun sets in it's waters once more. Never returning home empty handed, but instead, top dollar fish, all cleaned, wrapped in newspaper, ready to share among friends and family was this well tanned boy. And this was the way it was from the days of a slender, fair, lanky little boy until he left a family that loved him while as a man he steered a fishing boat over Hawaii's blue waters off the beautiful Waianae Coast It was never a perfect world for my dear nephew, but with that smile of his, he patiently waited for the girl of his dreams and a home full of children that almost came his way, but not. So, I still hear myself telling him, "She's out there waiting for you, find her, she waves to you in a dense crowd, so be patient and then I got the call "Auntie I found her you were right, I actually found her, she is so perfect, it was well worth the wait!" I am so grateful that for a short moment in his life he was so happy, and then I got the call that he was the slamming of a metal door, shut tight in a cold white mist.. I believe we all are given the chance to come back once more in our ring of relatives and try again to accomplish our goals, our wishes, our dreams. I can see him on the blue ocean with my father and my son all with a large catch on the end of their line, they need only dive in and allow the end of the line to bring them home once more to start a new life, but with that same smile of his. Hopefully, it may be while I am here, and I will recognize that smile once more "I miss you boy, and I love you dearly!" ~Auntie Cissy~

Thomas Kono

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

$nameTHOMAS KONO Tom was born on May 9, 1926 in Ewa, HI to Hatsujiro and Shikano Kono. Raised in Honouliuli, Tom graduated from Waipahu High School and went on to serve in the Army. After leaving the service in 1948, he attended the University of Hawaii where he met Rene, his future wife. The couple married in 1955 and moved to Eugene, OR to attend the University of Oregon. In 1957, Tom and Rene moved to Bremerton, WA and Tom began his career with the Bremerton School District as a teacher. Tom passed away on February 12, 2015 and is survived by his son, John, his sisters Satoko, Gladys, and Alice, and his brother George. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers Toshio, Arthur, and Harold, and sisters Yoshika and Lillian. A private memorial service was held on May 9. No flowers or monetary offerings, please.

Domingo “Doming” Robles Dulay

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

DOMINGO DOMING ROBLES DULAY Age 91, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 27, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born May 12, 1923 in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. He was a United States Army veteran & WWII Filipino/American veteran. He retired from Leonard's Bakery. He is survived by wife, Ana Dulay; sons, Jimmy (Shirley) Dulay, Alfred (Josephine) Dulay, Jeff Randy (Marisol) Dulay; daughters, Melba (Leuterio) Ilarde, Irene Dulay, Edna (Theodore) Polahon, Ruby (Samuel) Dulatre, Olivia (Julio) Sadio; sister, Porferia Velasco; 17 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (May 27) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu). Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Committal service to follow 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.


Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

$nameARTURO ART CABATBAT Age 69, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away May 8, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born March 1, 1946 in Manila, Philippines. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop #56. Member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. He is survived by spouse, Enid Lynn Cabatbat; sons, Erik Arturo (Miki) Cabatbat, Jake Patrick Cabatbat; daughter, Raquel Rae (Norman) Limtiaco; brothers, Orlando "Ronnie" Cabatbat, Edgar S. (Elpie) Cabatbat, Cesar S. (Nieva) Cabatbat, Roy S. (Chevy) Cabatbat; sisters: Teresita "Tessie" Dungo Vivian C. (Vergel) Escanio; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Tuesday (May 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Program & Eulogy 6:30 p.m. Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Burial 11:00 a.m., Wednesday (May 27) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


Posted On May 22nd, 2015 -

$nameRAYMOND MERRILL DEHAY Raymond Merrill deHay, 93, of Kailua, Hawaii, died peacefully in his sleep on April 18, 2015. He lived in Hawaii since age 6 and graduated from Iolani School. He was a physician in Kailua for over 50 years and has donated his body to UH's John A. Burns School of Medicine to assist medical students in their learning. In addition to his work, he loved running, contract bridge, wine and stamp collecting. He is survived by children Charlotte (Donald) Clausen, Lawrence deHay, Roger (Kathy) deHay and Cynthia deHay and by stepchildren Robert (Marlene) Gertz and Patricia (Melvyn) Akiyama. He has four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His memorial will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua on Saturday, July 25, at 11 am. Casual or aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, a donation to IHS's Peanut Butter Ministry is welcomed.

Waimea Williams

Posted On May 20th, 2015 -

$nameWAIMEA WILLIAMS Born Sally Ann Williams, April 4, 1943, died March 2, 2015. Raised on Kaua`i, graduated Kailua High School in 1961 and Whitman College in 1965. Waimea studied opera at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and performed with opera companies in Austria and Germany for 10 years. In the late 1990s, she returned to Hawai`i, working as a writer and editor. In 2004, her first book, "Aloha, Kauai" was published, followed by "Aloha, Mozart" in 2013. Waimea loved Hawaiian culture and studied Hawaiian language for many years. She worked for 18 years on the restoration of Kawainui Marsh, practicing malama `aina with `Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine. Waimea was a longtime member of Na Wa'a Lalani o Pu'u Kohola and a student of chant under Kumu John Keola Lake. She is survived by brothers Guinn Williams and Colin Williams and sister Lesley Williams Fong (Robert), niece Sarina Fong and nephews Myles Fong and Ian Williams. A Celebration of Life will be held on May 24 at He`eia State Park from 1 PM to 5 PM. For more information email:

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