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Hiroshi Tagami

Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

6-22 HIROSHI TAGAMIHIROSHI TAGAMI Hiroshi Tagami peacefully passed away the morning of June 13, 2014. He was 85 years old. He left behind his partner of 28 years, Michael Powell, along with a large, loving extended family. Tagami was a man of many talents. His love of art, botany, wildlife and spirituality all were equally important aspects of his life. Over a 45-year artistic history, Hiroshi sold over 7,000 paintings to art collectors and connoisseurs around the globe. He and his art are well-known in Hawaii. His approach to art was driven by his wish to give back to the community. Each year he generously supported more than 35 charities in fundraising through art sales. “Part of Hiroshi’s magnetism is that he was a very spiritual person, compassionate, gentle and kind,” says life partner Powell. Like his life, his art found many forms of expression. He painted seascapes, abstracts, portraits and landscapes, and worked vigorously in oils primarily with a palette knife. It is difficult to separate Hiroshi from his original O`ahu home, the Tagami and Powell Gallery and Gardens in Kahalu`u. It is a beautifully laid-out home featuring a studio and gallery. It is an artistic statement in itself, a one-acre work of art in three dimensions. Originally created by Tagami and his former partner Richard Hart, the property evolved to be known as Tagami & Powell Gallery & Gardens. It is currently owned by friends of Tagami and Powell and continues to feature a wide variety of exotic plants and flowers propagated by Tagami. He traveled around the world to collect rare plants which he introduced to Hawaii. He created hybrid ti plants, day lilies, and created and patented anthuriums that are sold worldwide. Species on display at the gardens include bright bromeliads, colorful anthuriums, ornamental gingers, exotic flowering trees from around the world, and lush, fragrant orchids. He named one of his hybrid anthuriums after his mother, Yoshino Tagami. Some of Tagami’s hybrids have been shared with London’s famed Kew Gardens. Tagami leaves a legacy of a living canvas of trees, flowers and a sense of serenity and peace in the gallery and gardens. It will continue to be open to the public on special occasions. As a young boy at 12, Tagami labored in the pineapple fields to help his widowed mother raise a dozen children. Later he was drafted in the Korean War. It was a turning point when he returned to Hawaii. The GI Bill gave him the chance to study painting at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. There he began to show his talent. He subsequently started selling his work at the Honolulu Zoo fence. His work immediately attracted attention. Soon afterwards he met and went into partnership with gifted ceramist Richard Hart. Together they founded the Kahalu`u Gallery and Gardens. After Richard’s passing, Tagami expanded the gallery and gardens along with Michael Powell. They re-opened the Tagami and Powell Gallery and Gardens in 1987. In Powell’s words regarding his life partner, “How does one begin to describe a relationship that helped define two lives? Of course, it was defined purely and simply by love.” Tagami and Powell shared a sensitivity cemented by a desire to assist others. “This is why we ultimately decided to spend our lives as partners.” Tagami’s legacy will continue to live on in his art and in the numerous lives he touched. He communicated deep spirituality, a personal quality that seemed inseparable from his creativity. To him art is what life is all about. Art is around us everywhere. Hiroshi Tagami’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service to be held at Unity Church of Hawaii at 3608 Diamond Head Circle on Saturday, July 5 at 10:00 a.m.


Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

6-22 RICHARD JOHN BARBERRICHARD JOHN BARBER Richard J. Barber, 78, of Honolulu, passed away on May 20, 2014. Richard graduated from Roosevelt HS in 1954, then joined the USAF and was stationed in Germany. In 1959, he returned to attend UH, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received his Masters in Political Science. He founded and worked at Pacific Telecommunications Council as the Director. He is survived by his wife Ora Mae, children Robert, Kanara, Sara, Lisa, brother Pat, sister Dottie, and four grandchildren. A memorial will be held June 26, 10am at Borthwick.


Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

6-22-FRANCIS-MARCIEL-026-22-FRANCIS-MARCIEL-01FRANCIS (BUSHY) VIERRA MARCIEL April 2, 1918 – June 14, 2014 Resident of San Jose Frank passed peacefully surrounded by his loving Ohana. Preceded in death by his wife Euphemia Ihilani Spencer, by 3 of their children, 2 grandchildren, his 5 brothers and one sister. Born in Wailuku, Maui Hawaii. He was a loving father to 16 children, 33 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Frank was a journeyman plumber in Honolulu Hawaii and in San Jose, CA. He loved fishing and being with his family and friends. Survived by 3 sisters, Ellen Kekela Kahalehoe, Madeline Medeiros and Mary Beazley. 13 children, Francis Vierra Marciel lll (Joan), Nanette Weispfenning (Gary), Penny Carr (Don), Robert Marciel, Leona Marciel, Angela Michalski (John), Kathleen Smestad (Mark), Christina Smith (Bruce), Maria Styne (Fernando), Noel Bean, (George), Lisa Quandt, Beau Marciel, Melissa Englund (Mike). A Graveside services will be held @11:00am Saturday, June 21 at Los Gatos Memorial Park, 2255 Los Gatos-Almaden Road. Reception to follow at 12:30 PM at the Ainsley House in Campbell. In lieu of flowers please send donations to “VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 670 N. McCarthy Blvd. Suite 220, Milpitas, CA. 95035.


Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

EVELYN MASAKO KIHARA Age 91, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away May 5, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born January 1, 1923 in Wahiawa, HI. Evelyn was retired from the Kalakaua Golf Course & formerly employed at the Mililani YMCA. She is survived by sons, Melvyn Kihara, Roy (Linda) Kihara, David (Bernice) Kihara, Russell (Karen) Kihara; sister, Dora “Kay” Sakurao; 6 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.


Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

AKIO TOKITA Age 87, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 2, 2014 in Pearl City. Born December 25, 1926 in Waipahu, HI. Retired iron worker. He is survived by daughters, Lael (Alan) Kaopuiki, Bonny (Jens) Hing, Heather (Oren) Torres; brothers, George (Janet) Tokita, Sadamu Tokita; sisters, Jessie Minagawa, Blanche Shigeyasu; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (June 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 9:30 a.m. Monday (June 30) at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

AMANDA MANIBOG JUAN Age 107, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 20, 2014 in Aiea. Born February 6, 1907 in Brgy Camanggaan, Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Rosario Juan, Ferdinand (Juanita) Juan, Henry Juan of Philippines; daughters, Lydia Juan Agbayani, Leticia Juan (Rodrigo) Llosa; sisters, Petrona Manibog, Honorata Manibog Dela Cruz; 18 grand- children; 20 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

DAVID KAWIKA CALIZAR, JR. Age 64, of Waimanalo, HI, passed away May 14, 2014 in Honolulu. Born December 6, 1949 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by wife, Jennifer Kalani-Calizar; sons, Kawika (Richie) Calizar, Kalani Calizar; sister, Yvonne (Pete) Little; 1 granddaughter. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Friday (June 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.


Posted On June 22nd, 2014 -

6-22 Rogelio Acpal SrROGELIO ROGER ACPAL, SR. Age 72, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 31, 2014 at home from congestive heart failure Born April 29, 1942 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, and moved to Maui four years later. He is survived by wife, Helen; son, Rogelio “Roger” (Cynthia) Acpal, Jr; daughters, Michelle Lynn Acpal, Melissa Ann (Douglas) Acpal Haggard, Melanie Ann Mariel Acpal & Brian Mckinnon; brothers, Teodorico “Ted” (Faye) Acpal, Artenio “Timmy” (Dawn) Acpal, Alfred (Anita) Acpal; sisters, Caroline Tacotaco, Carmelita Hispshire, Josefina “Josie” (Jose) Salvador; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Celebration of Life on Thursday (June 26) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); Visitation 9:00 a.m., Eulogy 10:30 a.m., Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

ERNEST YEN TAI CHING Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away 2014 in Kailua. Born 1922 in Honolulu. Retired Carpenter for the Federal Government; Army Veteran of World War II. He is survived by sons, Gaylord H. Ching, Winslow M. Ching of Connecticut; daughters, Momilani (Robert) Dufault of Colorado, Kalowena (John) Komeiji; brothers, Calvin Y. L. (Annie) Ching, Cletus M. T. (Sylvia) Ching; sisters, Rosie Ching, Loretta Keola; 6 grand- children; 1 great-grandson. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday 6/27 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.


Posted On June 20th, 2014 -

KATHLEEN BOCKLAGE KIT/TUTU WHYTE Age 85, died at Queens Hospital on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Born September 9, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, she lived a military life in many places before settling on the North Shore of Oahu. Dearest wife of the late Capt. James Darst Whyte, U.S. Navy. Dear sister of Julianne Walker, Jeannette Russo, and Vincent P. Bocklage and the late Richard F Bocklage, Mary Jane Lartonoix & Betty Ann LaBarge. Kit attended Fontbonne University in St. Louis and studied art, a passion that she shared throughout her life. She lost her beloved husband in 1975 due to an accident and never remarried. Kit started a military widows support group to help others at that time. She has friends all over the country and was fond of maintaining her network the old fashioned way by writing letters. Survivors include her daughter Rachel Sher (Derrick) and sons Richard Whyte (Marina), Stephen Whyte (Nancy), Sean Whyte (Amy), Michael Whyte (Ignez) and James D. Whyte Jr. She was very proud of her grandchildren Tara Vetro, Kinan Whyte, Mayan Whyte, Karlie Whyte, Kala Whyte, Tanner Whyte, Moona Whyte, and Zoe Kathleen Sher. Services will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 1PM, where Kit will be interred with her husband in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at the Punchbowl Cater. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service.


Posted On June 20th, 2014 -

MIGUEL Q. DOLES, JR. Age 63, of Honolulu, HI, passed away May 29, 2014 in Honolulu. Born July 23, 1950 in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A maintenance supervisor of Uraku Towers. An active member of St. Philomena Catholic Church. He is survived by wife, Fides Doles; son, Roman Miguel Doles; daughters, Debrah Banas, Charito Quiocho-Doles; 3 grand- children; brothers, Ricardo Q. Doles, Dominador Q. Doles; sisters, Nilda Doles-Idica, Marilyn Doles-Guerzon, Medi Doles- Kugel, Remidios Doles. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (June 26) at St Philomena Catholic Church (3300 Ala Laulani St., Salt Lake); Mass 9:45 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.


Posted On June 20th, 2014 -

GUILLERMO B. BILL JOAQUIN Age 79, of Kapolei, HI, passed away June 1, 2014. Born June 25, 1934 in Honolulu, HI. Disabled American Veteran retired Master Sergeant U.S. Air Force. He is survived by wife, Dominga Morales Joaquin; sons, John Martin (Melissa) Joaquin, Kenneth William (Dianne) Joaquin; daughter, Carmel Marie (Paul) Muenster; sisters, Angelina Repetti, Sister M. Jeanette; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (June 27) at St Jude Catholic Church; (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery.

Maria Bravo Requilman

Posted On June 19th, 2014 -

6-19 637626 Maria RequilmanMARIA BRAVO REQUILMAN It is our great sadness that our wonderful mother has passed away in Honolulu on May 18, 2014 at the age of 91. She was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte Philippines, on July 26, 1922. Retired volunteer at Honowai Elem. School in Waipahu. She is survived by her daughters, Cleo Bala-Casino (Franco), Venus Gaviola (Danny Jumalon), Myrna Funtanilla (Oscar); sons, Alfred (Josie), Reynaldo, Edward (Dorothy), Romeo, Jessie (Lea), Noli (Juvy); 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation at 5:00pm Friday, June 27, at Borthwick Mortuary – Mauka Chapel in Honolulu; Church service at Our Lady of the Mount in Kalihi Valley at 8:30am on Saturday, June 28; burial at Valley of the Temple at 12:00 pm.


Posted On June 19th, 2014 -

6-19 VELIN GRAGASVELIN VEL GALOLO GRAGAS Age 70, of Honolulu, passed away May 24, 2014 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born September 24, 1943 in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired from Washington Middle School Cafeteria, volunteer at Kaimuki Middle School Cafeteria, and member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Pauoa. She is survived by husband, Roberto Gragas; sons, Ross Gragas, Gannon (Aolani) Gragas; siblings, Marina (William) Pascua, Remy (Pat) Pascua, Don Galolo, Adelle (Larry) Weber, Kalei Degracla; 3 grandchildren. Vel lived a wonderful life, surrounded by family and friends with a lot of love and laughter. She will be always remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother and grand- mother. Her caring, generosity and spark will always be cherished. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 6/24 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Raymond Riyoso Nosaka

Posted On June 19th, 2014 -

RAYMOND RIYOSO NOSAKA Age 98 years, was born in Honolulu on June 1, 1916. He died on Saturday, June 14, 2014. He also played guitar and ukulele and sang too. He graduated from McKinley High School in 1935. He was Golden Gloves. He won the boxing flyweight title while at Camp Shelby. Drafted in 1940, he was assigned to the 298th Regiment Hawaii National Guard E Company at Schofield Barracks. He was on guard duty on December 7, 1941. He was activated to what became known as the 100th Infantry Battalion Separate. On July 22, 1943, he and Aki were married in New York City, with some of his buddies at his side. He was Honorably Discharged from the Army and in 1944 he and Aki traveled back to Honolulu. He received the Purple Heart, Bonze Medal and Congressional Gold Medal. He was an agent for the IRS for 23 years and then a counselor for the VA for 7 years before he retired from the federal government. He then went on to work for the state as a social worker and retired from there. He is survived by wife, Aki, three children, Patti Osebold, Ann Kabasawa, Jonathan Nosaka, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He and Aki have been married for 70 years. There will be a celebration of life gathering at 100th Infantry Battalion Club House on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 2-5pm. Parking at Ala Wai School.


Posted On June 18th, 2014 -

KIKUE (KISHII) FUJIMOTO Of Honolulu, HI, went peacefully to her eternal rest on June 8, 2014. Born on May 21, 1918, in Honolulu, Kikue, a second- generation Japanese-American of samurai lineage, was raised in Japan where she married Shigeki Fujimoto, and upon returning together to Hawaii, they forged a cultural bridge between Japan and America that transcended Shigeki’s internment during World War II. After Shigeki’s early death, Kikue moved from Hilo to California and then back to Honolulu, where she led an active life teaching ikebana, Japanese language, and needlework classes, as well as traveling numerous times to Japan and the mainland and once to Guam. She was a long-time member of the Manoa Japanese Seventh-day Adventist Church and a familiar face to many on her regular walks on Queen Street from Kakaako to Chinatown. She was known for her stories and hearty laughter. She is survived by three sons: Dr. Wilfred (Jean) Fujimoto, Harold (Betty) Fujimoto, and Dr. Edward (Karen) Fujimoto; two sisters, Misao Kishii and Chieno Kishii in Yanai, Yamaguchi-ken; six grand- children: Ted Fujimoto (Leigh Rachel Faith), Teresa Fujimoto, Sharon Fujimoto-Johnson (Jeremy), Pam Fujimoto (Jeff Lancaster), Dr. Michael Fujimoto (Jennie), Meagan Fujimoto, and; eight great-grandchildren: Shannon Fujimoto, Stephen Fujimoto, Blayze Nguyen, Tomo Lancaster, Kazuo Lancaster, Ian Fujimoto- Johnson, Mia Fujimoto, and Lauren Fujimoto-Johnson. By request, no services and no monetary gifts.


Posted On June 18th, 2014 -

CLIFFORD A. SYLVA, SR. Age 72, of Waianae, HI, passed away May 31, 2014 in Waianae. Born January 15, 1942 in Honolulu, HI. A retired heavy equipment operator with Ron’s Construction and Operating Engineers Local 3. He is survived by sons, Clifford (Christine) Sylva, Jr., Moses Sylva, Kula (Kuulei) Sylva, Raven Sylva; daughters, Kelly- Ann (Harry) Kahue, Lolita (Bo) Naeole; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clarence Sylva, Lester Sylva; sister, Susan Kauanui. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (June 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday (June 21) at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.


Posted On June 18th, 2014 -

LORNA AGUSTIN MANIBOG Age 42, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 17, 2014 in Aiea. Born December 11, 1971 in Brgy Bagbag, Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by partner, Robert Montero; daughters, Abigail Anne Manibog Montero, Hannah Lei Manibog Montero; son, Joshua Manibog Montero; parents, Gualberto & Maura Manibog; brothers, Mariano (Chita) Manibog, Abraham (Nena) Manibog, Preming (Imelda) Manibog; sisters, Leonida (Rogelio) Samoy, Flordeliza (Pedro) Borromeo. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (June 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 24) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On June 18th, 2014 -

6-18 ALFREDO BUGARINALFREDO ACAPUYAN BUGARIN Age 82, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away May 31, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born August 27, 1931 in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Jovita Agonoy Bugarin; son, Winfield (Cheryl) Agonoy; daughter, Gemma Agonoy; sisters, Jacinta B. Coloma, Margarita Bugarin, Esterlina B. Viloria; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (June 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (June 23) at St John the Baptist Catholic Church; (2324 Omilo St., Honolulu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LTC Harold K.C. Wong

Posted On June 18th, 2014 -

6-18 638656 Harold WongLTC HAROLD K.C. WONG Harold K.C. Wong, age 87, passed away peacefully on May 23. A retired Lt. Colonel from the Army Reserves, Harold was also semi-retired as owner and CEO of The Lynch Co., a family company which marked its 100th year in business in 2011. Harold received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. It was there that he met his wife, Judy, with whom he recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Harold is survived by wife Judith, son Harold, daughter-in- law Sandra, grandson Micah, and sister Roselle. A celebration of his life will be held at Diamond Head Memorial Park on June 24. 9:00 a.m. visitation, 9:30-10:15 service, 10:30 burial.


Posted On June 17th, 2014 -

BETTY JOAN BENSON (NEE JOAN MOSS) December 18, 2013 Betty Joan was born December 19, 1930 in Honolulu and graduated from Roosevelt High School class of 1948. She died at home in Ventura, California. She is survived by her husband, Howard Buford, son Robert Ibbott, daughter Gail Crutchfield, brother Harry Moss, sister Shirley Moss, two grand- children and three great-grand children. Graveside services will be Friday, June 20, 11:00 A.M. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe.

Mardonio (Eniong) Baniqued Orsino

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

6-16 638742-01-01 Mardonio OrsinoMARDONIO (ENIONG) BANIQUED ORSINO Born on December 27, 1927, Manaois, Paniqui, Tarlac to Ildefonso and Flora (Baniqued) Orsino. Passed away peacefully on June 1, 2014 at the age of 86 at Straub Hospital with family members at his bedside. He retired in 1994 after 36 years as an Agriculture Research Technician, Horticulture Dept., University of Hawaii, Manoa. He is predeceased by son, Don Garingo Orsino. He is survived by wife of 60 years, Felicidad (Fely), son John (Denise) of New York; daughter, Arlene June; four grandchildren, Jolene and Joseph Gonzaga, Desiree (Lyman) Erway and Amber of New York; four great- grandchildren; sisters, Paula Manaloto and Maria, of Philippines, and brother, Luis, of Nevada. He is also survived by nephews, nieces, grand- nephews, grandnieces, great- grandnephews and great- grandnieces in Hawaii and the Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. June 19 at Our Lady of the Mount Church, 1614 Monte Street, Honolulu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:00 a.m. June 20 at Our Lady of the Mount Church, Honolulu. Mass: 10:00 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences:


Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

6-15 Tsukiyama, Donald K.JUDGE DONALD KOJI TSUKIYAMA Donald Koji Tsukiyama, age 80, retired Circuit Court Judge, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at his home in Honolulu with his family by his side. Donald was born on October 17, 1933 in Honolulu Hawaii to Wilfred and Grace Tsukiyama. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder where he pursued both his undergraduate and law degrees. Upon passing the bar exam, he was sworn in as an attorney by his father, Chief Justice Wilfred Tsukiyama. After serving eight years as a public defender, he was appointed by then Chief Justice William Richardson to serve as a District Family Court Judge of the First Circuit. Three months later, he was appointed by then Governor George Ariyoshi to serve as a Circuit Court Judge. Throughout his distinguished career, he exemplified honor, wisdom, integrity, fairness, humility, and, most of all, dignity. He retired from the Circuit Court in 1990. Upon retiring from the bench, he enjoyed golfing, gardening and spending time with his family. He was influential and dedicated to all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years May; two sons: Scott and Craig; daughter-in- law Reiko; brother Roy, and sister Caren Hubin. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Nuuanu Memorial Park in the East Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 5:00 p.m. Private Inurnment. Casual Attire. Family requests no flowers.


Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

6-15 CHRISTOPHER STEVENS-colorCHRISTOPHER JOHN STEVENS Chris was born Dec.13, 1943. Died April 12,2014: age 70 at home in Redmond, WA, family at his bedside. The son of George and Mavis (both deceased). Chris grew up in Trinidad: West Indies, attended Cambridge University and achieved an electrical engineering degree. Lived in Kailua with wife and sons for many years. Divorced and moved to WA. Remarried and lived with wife and daughter. Christopher had worked for U.H. Institute of Astronomy; Intelect Inc and Microsoft. He enjoyed Gilbert and Sullivan operas, and badminton sport. He is survived by sons Sven and Cary and 3 grandchildren, and wife Takiko and daughter Anna. Private services were held and Chris requested his ashes be scattered at Lanikai Beach.


Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

6-15 Dorothy Liu B&WDOROTHY LIN HOW WONG LIU Dorothy Lin How Wong Liu was a dedicated educator, wife, mother, sister, aunt, volunteer, church member and care giver. She had a kind, thoughtful and generous spirit. Dot was equally happy assisting students to overcome life’s challenges, or experiencing and learning about other cultures through her travels, participation in the arts, and friendships. Dot was born on November 4, 1927 in Honolulu. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, she married Edwin “Boy” Liu and moved to the Big Island. She served in multiple teaching and administrative roles at public schools in the Hilo area for over thirty years. Dot had an active retirement. She held leadership roles in the church, organized English tutoring sessions for new immigrants, taught at colleges in Japan and China, and assumed central care giving roles for both relatives and friends. Dot died on June 7, 2014. She is survived by daughter, Frances Liu, son Michael Liu , daughter-in-law Lisa, and grand- daughter Kristen. She also is survived by her brother, Solomon Wong, sister-in-law Joan, and extended family. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 pm June 22 at Waiokeola Congregational Church, 4705 Kilauea Ave., Honolulu. The family requests no flowers and no gifts. Private inurnment at National Memorial of the Pacific. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services LLC.


Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

MICHAEL ZYDEL Mike Zydel came to Hawaii for a vacation and never left. The people, the climate, the ocean, he found beauty in them all. He was home. Born May 19, 1931 in Toledo Ohio to Felix and Stella (Gralak) Zydel, he died on May 21, 2014. The youngest of 5 children, Mike’s brothers Billy and John predeceased him. Mike’s older siblings, Daniel Zydel and Virginia Vivaldi survive along with 5 nieces and nephews and their families. Upon completing high school, Mike proudly served his country in the USAF in WW II. Honorably discharged, he took advantage of the GI Bill to continue his education. Mike won many national sales awards for the Champion Spark Plug Co. A long time member of Alcoholics Anonymous, a program that “saved his life” Mike believed in and practiced, the core values of this program every day. He shared the gift of sobriety with others by sponsoring and supporting them on their own path to recovery. Mike’s family would like to thank all of his friends, for their Aloha as he starts this latest journey to his final home. Mike was a better man because of each of you. Mike donated his body to the John Burns Medical Center’s, “Willed Body Donation Program”. You are encouraged to celebrate his life by sending a donation to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children or to the Shriner Hospital for Children.


Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

AURELIO MENOR BUNGCAYAO SR. Age 89, of Ewa, HI, passed away May 11, 2014 in Aiea. Born March 25, 1925 in Calayab, Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Rosalina Deus Bungcayao; sons, Jessie Deus Bungcayao, Aurelio Menor Bungcayao, Jr., Emil Deus Bungcayao, Bert Deus Bungcayao, Elmer Deus Bungcayao; daughters, Rosemarie Domingcil, Mary Anne Borce; sister, Basilisa Rojas; 12 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (June 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Bertha Leong Lee

Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

6-16 BERTHA LEONG LEEBERTHA LEONG LEE Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away on May 25, 2014. Born Dec. 30, 1927, Bertha was a graduate of Farrington High School & the University of Hawaii where she was a member of Yang Chung Hui sorority. Her parents William Kun Let Leong (a founding father of Tan Sing Dramatic Assn & former member of the Kuo Min Tang Society) & Mary Ngan Wong Leong instilled in her a deep love of Chinese culture, especially Chinese Opera. She attended Mun Lun Chinese Language School until the start of WW II. She also learned the Chinese Butterfly Harp, Sword, Fan and other dances from visiting Hong Kong opera troops & would perpetuate what she was taught at Chinese functions, school functions & local USO events both during & after WW II with her sister June. Bertha worked at Hickam Air Force Base as an Executive Secretary for the 1957th Communications Group where she won numerous awards for her work and when she retired in 1994, she was allowed to have her retirement ceremony on board the USS Arizona and awarded a flag flown over the memorial for her 41 years of federal civil service. She is survived by her son William Y.K. Lee, Sister June Loo (Edmund), & brother Wallace Leong. Visitation: 9:00 am Saturday Borthwick Mortuary. Service: 11:00 am. Casual attire. Burial: 1 pm, Lin Yee Chung Manoa Cemetery. Online memorial at:


Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

JON BRENT YOSHIDA Age 37, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 13, 2014 in Pearl City. Born June 17, 1976 in Honolulu, HI. Jon was a 1994 graduate of Pearl City High School. He was employed by Hawaii Stevedores. He is survived by wife, Lynn Yoshida; sons, Dylan Yoshida, Matthew Yoshida; daughters, Brooke Yoshida, Cara Yoshida; parents, Terrance & Charlene Yoshida; brother, Tyler Yoshida. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (June 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Atttire. No flowers, please.


Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

JESSIE PANG LUM Jessie grew up in Waipahu in the family’s Pang Kui Store. She quit school after the 8th grade to help in her parent’s store and to care for her younger brothers. She married the late Robert Buck Ho Lum, and together they started Bob’s Bakery in Pearl City. Upon his early death, she continued the bakery while raising their three children, Thomas, Aileen, and Marian, until her retirement in 1974. Throughout her life she was a pillar of strength to the family and a role model to her children, instilling in them the importance of responsibility and a powerful work ethic. She was an active member of Pearl City Community Church and U.C.C. Judd. She took care of her grandchildren, traveled around the world, and played mah jong. In 1996, she moved to California to be closer to her daughters. She loved her family and was loved in return. Jessie drew her last breath with her family by her side, on Friday, May 30, 2014, at the age of 99. In addition to her three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive her. Jessie’s family invites you to join them at Borthwick Mortuary on Monday, June 23 to celebrate her life. Visitation at 10:30 a.m. Services at 11:15 a.m. Burial will follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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