Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

LISA LANI (MATSUKAWA) CHINN

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

3-23 LISA LANI CHINNLISA LANI (MATSUKAWA) CHINN Lisa Lani Chinn, 53, of Mercer Island, WA, died February 20, 2014, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Lisa was born in Wahiawa, the daughter of Joe and Florence Matsukawa of Aiea. She graduated from Aiea High School. She attended the University of Hawaii and graduated from the University of Washington. Her varied career included work as an advertising account executive, human resources Manager at Allstate Insurance and Precor, real estate agent and volunteer coordinator at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of WA. After retiring from her full time work, she also helped her husband Keith in the family construction business building, remodeling and managing several residential properties. She shared her love of golf with inner-city youth through the Bogey Bear Jr. Golf Foundation based at Jefferson Golf course in Seattle where, for more than a dozen years, she tirelessly recruited mentors, rustled up equipment and organized the annual fundraising golf tournament. In 2013, Lisa and Bogey Bear were recognized by the Northwest Asian Weekly with a Visionary Award. Lisa also loved entertaining family and friends at her Mercer Island home. Lisa is survived by her husband Keith Chinn of Mercer Island, daughters Lindsay and Haley, parents Joe and Florence Matsukawa of Aiea, sisters Lori Matsukawa (Larry Blackstock) of Bellevue, Liane Voss (Bruce) of Kailua, in-laws Dickson and Nellie Chinn of Bellevue, brothers-in-law Jeffrey Chinn (Joanie) of Redmond, Layne Chinn of Mercer Island, six nieces and nephews. Private services were held. Donations in Lisa’s honor may be made to Bogey Bear Jr. Golf Foundation, PO Box 18825 Seattle, 98118.

WILLIAM H. ALAMEIDA

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

3-23 WILLIAM H. ALAMEIDAWILLIAM H. ALAMEIDA Peacefully died on March 7 at Straub Hospital with family at his side. He was born on April 7, 1926 in Honolulu. After graduating from high school in Honolulu, he was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in World War II. Bill loved the military and made a career in the Armed Services, where he and his family traveled the world. After 21 years, he retired from the U.S. Air Force and furthered his career In the private sector. He was a true “people person”; his vibrant, gentle personality shined through in all of his endeavors. He devoted his life to family, his greatest enjoyment, always putting them first. We will forever miss Bill’s good nature, warm smile and handshake, wonderful wit and unconditional love for those he cared for most. He touched the lives of many with his easy going, caring and unselfish ways. Bill is survived by his loving wife Lorraine of 67 years, and their three children: Darlene Strickland, Pamela Princenthal, and Will Alameida, Jr., their predeceased daughter, Roslyn Van Zyle. Also survived by three grand children; Joshua Strickland, Dustin Salcido and Lindsey Princenthal, great- grand-daughter; Alia Rose, son in law’s; Daniel Van Zyle and Jason Princenthal. Services on Saturday, March 29, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hawaii Kai. Visitation at 10:30AM, Mass at 11:00AM. Aloha Attire.

JUANITA DACE REALISTA

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

JUANITA DACE REALISTA Age 74, of Aiea, HI, passed away February 22, 2014 in Aiea. Born October 28, 1939 in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired housekeeping supervisor for Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel. She is survived by sons, Ricky (Jennifer) Realista, Armando (Vivian) Realista; daughters, Gail (Raymond) Realista, Christina (Sean) Kim-Han; brothers, Demetrio (Trinidad) Dace, Taurino (Gwen) Dace, Alejandro (Lydia) Dace; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Wednesday (March 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Thursday (March 27) at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea); Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:00 noon at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park.

KENNETH “KNUTE” SHIZUO OKITA

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

KENNETH KNUTE SHIZUO OKITA Age 85, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 9, 2014 in Honolulu. Born June 25, 1928 in Waipahu, HI. Kenneth was retired from Hawaii Sugar Planters Assoc. He was active in the baseball community. He is survived by wife, Jean Okita; daughters, Colette (Miles) Kinoshita, Jill Okita; brother, Thomas Uyeno; sisters, Doris Igarashi, Sister Mary Vianney, Jean (Frank) Murakawa, Nora (Stanley) Ginoza; 2 grand- children; sister-in-law, Setsuko Uyeno. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (March 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m.

ALFREDO DOMINIC LAGASO

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

3-23 ALFREDO DOMINIC LAGASOALFREDO DOMINIC LAGASO Alfredo Lagaso’s life was and forever will be set to music. Al was born in 1937 in Pahoa, Hawaii. By the time he graduated from Pahoa High School, the self-taught musician had mastered the piano, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, upright base and ukulele. Al earned a degree in music education from UH. In 1964 he joined Ewa Beach High and Intermediate School and composed the school’s alma mater which was sung in 1965 by the first graduating class of the newly formed James Campbell High School. In 1975, he became the school’s first student activities coordinator and served in that position until retiring in 1998. During his career, he was also music director for Aldersgate United Methodist Church, the Pamana Singers, and associate conductor of the Hawaii Ecumenical Chorale. Al also served on the board of the Wesley Foundation, Susannah Wesley Community Center, and was one of the original members of Faith Action for Community Equity. Al passed away on March 10 at home, surrounded by family. He is survived by wife Natividad Lagaso; brother Edwin Lagaso; sister Rose Malakaua; daughters Nadine Lagaso, Almarie Lagaso and Trisha Lagaso Goldberg; son-in-law David Goldberg; grandson Primo Lagaso Goldberg; nieces and nephews. Please join our family in celebrating his life on Saturday, March 29 at First United Methodist Church (1020 S. Beretania St.) 5:30 visitation, 6:30 celebration of life, reception to follow. Aloha attire. Online condolences at BorthwickOahu.com.

CELEDONIA CASASOLA DEVERATURDA

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

3-23 CELEDONIA DEVERATURDACELEDONIA CASASOLA DEVERATURDA Age 93, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 16, 2014 in Kailua. Born March 3, 1920 in Baculud, Ilagan, Isabela, Philippines. Retired from Liberty House. She is survived by daughters, Erlinda (David) Weaver, Belen (Gabriel) Marquez; sons, Felix (Charlene) Deveraturda, Jr., Jaime (Daren) Deveraturda, Rolando (Medeleine) Deveraturda; 13 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (March 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 10:30 a.m., Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ROBERT “DA COLONEL” ARUCAN CABASUG

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

3-23 ROBERT CABASUGROBERT DA COLONEL ARUCAN CABASUG Age 62, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 22, 2014 in Mililani. Born August 23, 1951 in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired Lieutenant Colonel United States Army; and at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a Engineer Division Head. He is survived by wife, Joyce “Jojo” C. Cabasug; sons, Scott VonBrutt, Jason Cabasug, Jonathan Cabasug; daughters, Christine Alvarez, Marcy Nicolas; 12 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren; brothers, Alan Cabasug, Virgilio Cabasug; sisters, Susan Esteban, Nita Manaar Pac. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (April 4) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:15 a.m., Prayer Service 12:00 noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SANDY M. PONIMOI

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

SANDY M. PONIMOI Age 76, of Honolulu, passed away February 18, 2014, Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born February 17, 1938 in Honolulu. He retired from Alfred Shanen, Ltd. & University of Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Diane Ponimoi; brothers, Joseph Ponimoi, Jr., Benjamin Lum; sisters, Beatrice Goulas, Mabel Fernandez. Private Services were held.

IRENE TAMIKO “TAMI” MAESAKA

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

3-23 IRENE MAESAKAIRENE TAMIKO TAMI MAESAKA Age 82, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 17, 2014 in Honolulu. Born August 5, 1931 in Honolulu, HI. Member of Leeward YMCA Tai Chi Ohana. She is survived by son, Robert (Gina) Maesaka; daughter, Jodie (Guy Hirata) Maesaka- Hirata; brother, Tokio Itano; sisters, Gladys Konishi, Makie Miyake, Takako Sueda; grand- child, Guysen Hirata. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (March 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 9:30 a.m. Saturday (March 29) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

FLORA BENITEZ

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

3-23 FLORA BENITEZFLORA BENITEZ (1932 – 2014) Flora “Lala” Cruz Benitez, 81, a resident of Las Vegas for 16 years, passed away peacefully Feb. 26, 2014. She retired from Liberty House Kahala after 33 years of service. Flora was born in Kahuku, Hawaii, to Antonio Cruz and Maria Pacheco Cruz, Oct. 20, 1932. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Cheyne. She was the last surviving sibling of a family that included two brothers, Julio and Tito; and five sisters, Maria, Melia, Lola, Ata and Rita. She is survived by her companion, Jose Sao; son, Brian T. Benitez; daughters, Colleen Gail Peterson and Leanne Benitez; eight grand- children, Jolie, Kaile, Keenan, Lucas, Shaunn, Chianne, Sashiana and Barrett; six great grandchildren; and a large and close extended family. Celebration of life prayer services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at St. Rochs Church, 56-350 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku. Lunch will follow in the Parish Hall. The following day, we will bid Lala a fond Aloha O’e with a paddle out at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 30, at Kaiser Bowl behind the Ilikai Hotel. Family and friends welcome to attend.

PAULINO CALAYAG BALUYOT

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

3-23  PAULINO BALUYOT IN MEMORIAMIn Memoriam In loving memory of PAULINO CALAYAG BALUYOT 1st Anniversary June 22, 1943 March 24, 2013

MARIAN H. “MIM” ARTZT. MIM

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

MARIAN H. MIM ARTZT. MIM 82, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 with family in Minneapolis, MN. She was a loving mother of her three sons: Joe and wife Allyn, Chris and wife Margo, Jonesy and wife Christina. She was a devoted grandmother to 7 grandchildren, caring sister to her brother Robert and wife Penny, and sincere friend to those she held close. Mim lived in Honolulu for almost 40 years before moving to Los Angeles, then Chappaqua, New York, before making her residence in North Port, FL. Born in Fort Worth, TX, Mim attended the University of Texas at Austin, after which she married and moved to Hawaii. She modeled both in Hawaii and nationally, worked at Joseph Magnin and managed Gucci in Hawaii, and volunteered at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. In Florida, she worked in interior design sales and was active in her garden club, specializing in orchids. She had a special place in her heart for animals, and her dogs in particular. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the National Wildlife Federation http://www.nwf.org/. Arrangements are pending for a small celebration in Honolulu, Hawaii just prior to honoring her request that her ashes be laid to rest in the Pacific Ocean. Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Homes & Cremation Services St. Paul, Minnesota www.holcombhenryboom.com

KATHLEEN JOYCE (JOY) ASHTON

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

KATHLEEN JOYCE (JOY) ASHTON Joy Ashton died in Honolulu on March 9, 2014 following a short illness. She was born in Birmingham, England on April 15, 1927 where she lived until emigrating to Canada. She returned to England to marry Geoffrey C. Ashton on February 17, 1951, resulting in a marriage that lasted 61 years. In pursuit of his scientific career, they moved to Australia and, in 1964, to Honolulu, where Geoff joined the faculty of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Although Joy primarily viewed herself as a wife and mother, she worked for 25 years on the administrative staff in the Department of Psychiatry and the Dean’s Office of John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In retirement, Joy and Geoff traveled the world, visiting more than 100 countries and all seven continents. Her most eagerly anticipated trips were to Africa to see the animals, where the elephants were particular favorites. She was predeceased by husband Dr. Geoffrey C. Ashton, and is survived by daughters Carolyn (David) Gire, Kathryn (Bill) Sthay, Dr. Melinda Ashton (Dr. Ken Perske); son Jon Ashton; daughter-in-law Diane Ashton; grandchildren Julian, Jennifer and Christopher Gire, Adam (Allison) Sthay, Samantha (Sean) Fannon, Scott Perske, and Geoffrey and Lindsey Ashton; great-grandchildren Ashton and Amanda Sthay. She is also survived by several cousins in England. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to Save the Elephants (www.savetheelephants.org) or to Straub Foundation. At her request, there will be no services.

MARIO M. VILLEGAS

Posted On March 22nd, 2014 -

MARIO M. VILLEGAS Age 53, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 19, 2014 in Aiea. Born July 2, 1960 in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son, Brandon Villegas (Jennifer); daughters, Jennifer Villegas, Jessica (Jordan) Seui, Kimberly Villegas; 2 grandchildren; parents, Eleuterio & Petra Villegas; brothers, Pablito (Martina) Villegas, Jimmy Villegas, Loreto (Belinda) Villegas, Plaridel (Michele) Villegas. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (March 25) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attite.

LYNETTE TAKAYESU

Posted On March 22nd, 2014 -

LYNETTE TAKAYESU Lynette Leialoha Kaowili Takayesu, 74, who recently moved to Idaho from Hawaii, passed away March 9, 2014 in Idaho Falls, ID at the home of her daughter. Born February 18, 1940 in Kawaihau, Kauai, Hawaii to Henry Iu Kwong Hee and Violet Kaui Kaneakua Hee, she attended Likelike Elementary, Central Intermediate, and graduated from Farrington High School. She married the late Lawrence Papaiano “Bay” Kaowili in Honolulu, HI, who passed away on January 12, 1979, then the late Kenneth Kiyoshi “Curly” Takayesu, who passed away on May 19, 2009. A community daycare provider for many children including many nieces and nephews, she was the best “Auntie” to all the children she cared for. She was an accomplished pianist and a master fisherwoman. We will miss her dearly!! The family would love to hear favorite stories about “Aunty Lynette” by sending it to lkauilanis@msn.com, in the subject line include “Aunty Lynette”. Survivors include Son, Ocean Papaiano Kaowili; Daughter, Laureen (Steven) Stanfield; Daughter, Lorna Mele Hauoli (Douglas) Kometanil Son, Lawrence Kalani (Donna) Kaowili; Sisters, Ruth Ung Kuualoha (Ala) Kolo, Violet Leinani (Ralph) Arakaki, Lucy Kealii (Richard) Wong, Diane Kuulei (Eddie) Gushiken; Brothers, Robert Keonaona (Genie) Hee, John Kaipo (Dee) Hee; 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her parents, son, Lance Waiokeola Kaowili, brother, Henry Ah San Kaui Hee and sister, Naomi Noeau. Funeral services will be held March 28, 2014 at Diamond Head Mortuary in Honolulu, HI. Visitation at 9:30 am with services at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Valley of the Temples.

Jimmy Hop Lao

Posted On March 21st, 2014 -

JIMMY HOP LAO Age 89, of Honolulu died March 7, 2014 at Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in San Francisco, California and was a retired United Airlines parts department supervisor and a U.S. Army veteran. He was predeceased by wife Jane Chan Lao. Jimmy is survived by son Steven (Soon Ae) Chan and daughter Linda (Kenneth) Chun; brothers Chester (Amelia) Lao and George (Jean) Lao; sisters Dorothy Gordon and Rena (Jim) Chin; 5 grand children and 4 great-grandchildren. A private service was held.

RONALD J. BUMANGLAG

Posted On March 21st, 2014 -

3-21 RONALD J. BUMANGLAG IN MEMORIAMRONALD J. BUMANGLAG October 4, 1946 – March 21, 2013 A year has passed since our Lord called you “HOME”. We love and miss you so much!! You are forever in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Until we meet again… Love, The Ronald J. Bumanglag Ohana

Loretta D. Petrie

Posted On March 21st, 2014 -

3-21 LORETTA D. PETRIELORETTA D. PETRIE Born on November 22, 1928 in Paterson, NJ, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2014. She was 85 years old. Loretta is survived by her son and daughter Duane Petrie and Heidi Baglin, daughter-in-law Melita Petrie, nine grand- children, many great-grand children, her sister Georgene Mellom, and niece Deborah Mellom. Her son Charles Petrie died in 2005. A memorial service and celebration of Loretta’s life will be held on Friday, April 4th at 4:00 p.m. at the Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University. Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Hospice, 2228 Liliha St., Suite 205, Honolulu, HI 96820.

SUSAN KAY KUNIYUKI

Posted On March 21st, 2014 -

SUSAN KAY KUNIYUKI Age 69 of Phoenix, AZ passed away February 21, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Honolulu and lived for many years in South San Francisco. She graduated from Kalani High School and the University of Hawaii. She loved to travel and was an avid SF Giants fan. She is survived by her husband Terry Gibson, sister Anne K. Oklan (Edward), nephews Ben, Ari, and Josh (Melissa), grand niece Olivia, and many cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Matsuko Kuniyuki. She was laid to rest at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Contributions in her memory may be made to Sturge Presbyterian Church, 25 South Humbolt Street, San Mateo, CA 94401.

JAMES [JIMMY] KAORU WASA

Posted On March 21st, 2014 -

JAMES [JIMMY] KAORU WASA James [Jimmy] Kaoru Wasa peacefully left us on February 21, 2014, he was 93. He led a full and memorable life playing baseball in Hawaii and working alongside his brothers and uncle at Wasa Electrical Service. He was born on December 15, 1920 and was the oldest of 4 children. He lived most of his early life in the Moiliili district and attended Kuhio grammar school, Washington intermediate, and McKinley High School. He played three years of varsity baseball from 1937 through 1939. He also was part of the 1938 championship football team and was named to the prep All-Star team. Later, Jimmy played for the Asahi’s in the Hawaii Baseball League as an infielder. Then in 1942, he was asked by the Braves and Asahi coaches to play for the Hawaii Braves, a friendly rival of the Asahi’s, which he did for seven years. While with the Braves, he together with Sparky Neves and Collie Souza became the legendary double-play combination. After the seven years, Jimmy came back to the Asahi’s to finish out his career. During WWII, he had the opportunity to play with Joe DiMaggio and Satchel Paige. He worked with his brothers Shigeo and George and his uncle Charles at Wasa Electrical Services which his brother Shigeo started. Wasa Electrical Services began in 1950 and now has over 375 employees with branches on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. He enjoyed his family and often said he never regretted giving up the baseball life because he had a good family, good children, and good friends – no regrets. He is survived by his wife Yaeko, son James Akira, and daughters Judith Nakamura [Earl], Leilani Leathers [Craig], Cynthia Nakachi, and 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grand- daughter, 2 step-grandsons, and 2 step-great-grandsons. Services will be on March 29, 2014 at 10:00am at Hosoi Mortuary.

Herta Maria Zarnikow Stevens

Posted On March 21st, 2014 -

3-21 HERTA MARIA ZARNIKOW STEVENSHERTA MARIA ZARNIKOW STEVENS Herta was born in Mulheim Ruhr-Broich, Germany, in 1909. She died March 7th. 104! In her twenties Herta moved to Berlin where she met her future husband, Marquis E. Stevens (Steve), who studied medicine at the University of Berlin. He proposed. She traveled to Honolulu by steamship leaving Germany in 1939, arriving in the same year to be married to Steve. She is survived by her sister, Edithe in Germany, 3 daughters – Susan Wunderlich, Heidi Masters, and Sabrina Stevens, 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was an avid golfer and oldest member of Oahu Country Club. She loved to cook. She played bridge with the same group of women for over 60 yrs. She led a long and spirited life.

ARTEMIO OANDASAN MIGUEL, SR.

Posted On March 21st, 2014 -

ARTEMIO OANDASAN MIGUEL, SR. Age 78, of Aiea, HI, passed away February 23, 2014 in Aiea. Born June 20, 1935 in Nanguyudan, Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from JC Penny Department Store. He is survived by wife, Leonita V. Miguel; daughter, Maryvic (Jose) Dumlao; sons, Romeo (Gregoria) Miguel, Jerry Miguel, Artemio Miguel, Jr.; 12 grand- children; 12 great-grand- children; sister, Felipa (Pedro) Allado. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday (March 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (March 28) at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea); Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SHIGERU HIGA

Posted On March 20th, 2014 -

SHIGERU HIGA Age 97, of Aiea, HI, passed away March 4, 2014 in Aiea. Born November 13, 1916 in Kohala, Big Island. 442nd veteran. He is survived by spouse, Leatrice H. Higa; sons, Alan Higa, Brian Higa, Hal (Vickie) Higa; daughters, Ruby Higa, Lois Higa; brother, Richard M. Higa; sister, Mildred T. Chibana; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ROSE CABADING “SAYYAN” EDMALIN

Posted On March 20th, 2014 -

ROSE CABADING SAYYAN EDMALIN Age 80, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 16, 2014 in Honolulu. Born October 6, 1933 in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Leocadio Edmalin; daughters, Zosima (Manuel) Pajarillo, Marites Reyna, Amy Edmalin, Lily Ganiron; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (March 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (March 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. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SUGIKO T. “SUE” SHOOP

Posted On March 19th, 2014 -

SUGIKO T. SUE SHOOP Age 83, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 28, 2014 in Honolulu. Born January 29, 1931 in Kobe, Japan. A devout member of Agape Japanese Baptist Church. A retiree of Host International. She is survived by son, Frank Shoop, Jr.; 1 brother and 3 sisters residing in Japan. Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday (March 22) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Minnie Mine Sato Doolittle

Posted On March 19th, 2014 -

MINNIE MINE SATO DOOLITTLE May 26, 1930 – March 7, 2014 Minnie Mine Sato Doolittle passed away peacefully at her home in Scotts Valley, CA on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the age of 83. Mine was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 26, 1930 to Kokichi Sato and Ine Kusaka. She was raised in Honolulu and Sendai, Japan. She graduated from McKinley High School and attended the University of Hawaii. Throughout her life she also lived in Kaimuki, HI, San Francisco, CA, Corvalis, OR, Seattle, WA and Scotts Valley, CA. She was the official greeter for the state of Hawaii and a radio interviewer on the Hawaii Calls program. She worked as an airline stewardess for Aloha Airlines, a proofreader for the Honolulu Star Bulletin and a secretary for a number of organizations and agencies. She also classified insects for The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu. Mine is survived by her husband of 43 years, George Marc Doolittle; siblings, Woodrow Toshio “Shorty” Sato, May Miyoko Biro, Sally Kiyoko Goodfader, Robert Hiroshi Sato and Esther Fukiko King; 5 nieces and 5 nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kokichi and Ine Sato; sisters, Lillian Koko Kay Kaneshiro and Clara Sawae Bingo; and brother, Samuel Koji Sato. A viewing will be held on Thursday, March 20 at 10 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. If you would like to send your condolences to Mine’s family, share a memory of photos, or light a candle, please visit www.scmemorial.com

BEULAH (BEE) DONNA NAKASONE

Posted On March 19th, 2014 -

3-19 BEULAH NAKASONEBEULAH (BEE) DONNA NAKASONE February 21, 1943 – February 11, 2014 Beulah was 70 years old when she passed away at Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre’ (St. Francis Hospice Program). Beulah left us graciously and peacefully having spent her last month there making new friends with the other patients and staff. She is survived by her 2 sons, Lance and Sean Nakasone, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grand- children; brothers Douglas and Dexter Ahn and sister Sharon (Dennis) Ariyoshi. Private graveside service was held at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

DOROTHY G. SHEPARD

Posted On March 19th, 2014 -

3-19 DOROTHY SHEPARDDOROTHY G. SHEPARD Dorothy first came to Hawaii in the late 40’s with her husband Dr. R Frederick Shepard and spent time on the island of Lana’i. They fell in love with Hawai’i and moved to Honolulu permanently in 1955. Dorothy loved the arts, especially painting, and over the years was a dedicated volunteer with the Hawaii Medical Association Auxiliary and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Dorothy is survived by three children, Jeff Shepard, Gale Erwin, and Heather Shannon, four grandchildren, Peter Erwin, Jenny Campbell, Lindsey Shannon, and Scott Shannon, and two great-grandchildren, Ella Erwin and Ava Campbell. Private services will be held. Donations in her memory may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Hawaiian Humane Society, the American Red Cross, or the charity of your choice.

ALFREDO SALADINO PASCUAL

Posted On March 19th, 2014 -

ALFREDO SALADINO PASCUAL Age 87, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 21, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born September 14, 1926 in Peralta, Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons, Mandrake (Anita) Pascual of WA, James (MaryAnn) Pascual of LV, Rizaldy (Lilibeth) Pascual, Sinbad (Josephine) Pascual of TX, Gregory (Rafaela) Pascual; daughters, Lilian Garen, Catherine (Paulo) Guting of CA, Marivic (Ziggy) Puaa; brothers, Alipio S. (Carolina) Pascual of Philippines, Servando S. (Rizalina) Pascual; 26 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (March 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Monday (March 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service 12:00 noon Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

CYPRIANO “SKIP” CALIO

Posted On March 19th, 2014 -

CYPRIANO SKIP CALIO Age 88, of Mililani, HI, passed away March 8, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born September 30, 1925 in Kalopa, Big Island. Retired materiel specialist from Federal Aviation Administration with 43 years of service. He is survived by daughters, Lora (Robert) Baysa, Caroline Atterbery; brothers, “Sonny” Maximiano Calio, Herbert Calio, Nicholas Calio, Benjamin Calio, Allen Calio, Alex Calio; grandchildren, Zachary Baysa, Nicole Wong. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (March 25) at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church; (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu) Mass 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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