Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Elizabeth Tyndale Livingston

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

$nameELIZABETH TYNDALE LIVINGSTON Elizabeth (Beth) Anne Tyndale Livingston was called home into eternal life on January 22, 2016 in Bellingham, Washington at the age of 87. She was born on December 26, 1928 in Birmingham, Alabama, the daughter of Mr. Edward J. and Marcelle E. (Donaldson) Tyndale. Beth studied commerce at San Francisco State College. Both Beth and her husband, Ted Livingston attended Berkeley Baptist Divinity School prior to appointment by the American Baptist Foreign Society as missionaries to Japan in 1952. Upon completion of her missionary work in 1971, they moved to Hawaii where Beth taught elementary school in the Hawaii public schools. After retirement, Beth and Ted moved to Bellingham, WA. Beth became involved in a number of activities at the First Baptist Church of Bellingham. She was the Missions Coordinator, active in the American Baptist Women's Ministry, and served on the FBC Outreach Committee and the Futures Committee. She also served on the Christian Education Committee. At the Firs Conference Center in Bellingham, Beth was a Bible class teacher. She was also a member of the Whatcom Maritime Historical Society. Beth is survived by her three children: Thomas Livingston, Linda Donegan, and Mark Livingston, as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted, on March 30, 2009.

WILFRED BULONG CUBANGBANG

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

WILFRED BULONG CUBANGBANG Age 71, of Honolulu, HI passed away January 31, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born May 28, 1944 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a retired maintenance worker for the Kahala Mandarin Hotel. He is survived by wife, Angela Cubangbang; sons, Wilfred Cubangbang, Jr., Don (Lena) Cubangbang; daughters, Merl Eusebio, Mira Cubangbang, Wilma (Pem Magbaleta) Cubangbang, Joy (Jeff Salvatera) Cubangbang, Lyn Cubangbang; brother, Gene Cubangbang; sisters, Herminia Manglal-lan, Linda Giron; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Friday (Mar. 4) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu). Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe.

Clifford Shigeo Funakura

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

$nameCLIFFORD SHIGEO FUNAKURA Clifford Shigeo Funakura, age 78, of Waimanalo passed away Feb 17, 2016 at Castle Memorial Hospital. Clifford was a Marine Machinist at Sub Base Pearl Harbor. He is survived by wife, Pauline; daughter, Rochelle (Karen); son, Clifton (Nanie); sisters, Joyce Lam and Kathryn Sarsona; brother Paul (Karen); nieces, nephews and beloved pets Kau'i and Max. Condolences: http://www.hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com Memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 8th at Hawaiian Memorial Park Chapel. Visitation at 9:30 am, services at 10:30. Burial at 1 pm. Casual attire.

NANCY HOONG QUON KA’AUWAI

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

NANCY HOONG QUON KA'AUWAI Age 95, of Waianae, HI, passed away January 29, 2016 in Waianae, HI. Born November 29, 1920 in Honolulu, HI. She was a retired groundskeeper for the City & County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation. She is survived by sons, George (Kathleen) Ka'auwai, Jr., Jack Ka'auwai, David (Leihua) Ka'auwai; daughters, Linda (George) Mokuau, Nancy "Lani" (Mineo) Honda, Rachel (Dale) Maddock, Vickie (Mervin) Kauhane; brothers, Richard (Nira) Tom, James "Blackie" (Doda) Tom, Henry "Honky" Tom; sisters, Christina Hulihee, Lillian Stachowicz; 31 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; 5 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Friday (Mar. 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

ALEXANDER “ALEX” KEALOHALANI MASARU KUMURA

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

$nameALEXANDER ALEX KEALOHALANI MASARU KUMURA Alex was called home to Jesus on the morning of January 26, 2016 on his way to school. Alex was a kind, loving, compassionate, and thoughtful 12 year old who touched the lives of so many people during his short but very memorable life. He was a very conscientious 7th grade student at King Intermediate School who worked hard to achieve Cobra of the Month and Gold List Honors. Alex really loved being at home playing with his brothers but he was also adventurous and enjoyed being outdoors. He played flag football, basketball, and baseball but soccer was his love which he played since he was 6 years old. Alex loved riding his dirt bike. He spent many weekends camping with his family and friends at the Kahuku Motocross track where he has been riding since he was 6 years old. He would wake up before dawn and could ride for hours until he ran out of gas or daylight. His caring and compassionate personality led him to take great joy in looking out for the younger riders in need of help. He also loved going to the beach, playing in the sand and throwing football with his brothers. He especially enjoyed having sunset dinners at Kalama Beach Park when the beach wasn't too crowded so that they had the entire beach to play and be silly. Alex was an aspiring doctor and chef. He would watch cooking shows and make us his favorite steak, fried rice, and country potatoes and took great care in "plating" it perfectly. He would even watch cooking shows while running on the treadmill for hours at a time. Alex loved many things. He loved playing minecraft with his brothers and friends, sleepovers, sleeping late, swimming in his pool, playing at the park, making origami, collecting lokai bracelets, Halo figurines and Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon cards and the color purple and hot pink. We miss him dearly every moment and he will forever remain in our hearts. We hold dearly the wonderful memories we created together and it has been such a privilege to be his parents. Alex is survived by his loving parents, Morris and Julie Kumura; dear brothers Cody and Paul; maternal grandma Linda Oguma; paternal grandpa Kenneth Kumura; great-grandma Ann Shiroma, and many aunties, uncles, and cousins. Alex is preceded in death by his maternal grandpa Paul Oguma, paternal grandma Alice Kumura, uncle Grant Kumura, and great-grandparents Sueko Iijima, Paul and Edith Iijima, Joseph Oguma, Francis and Mildred Kumura, and Thomas and Akino Yokooji. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Anchor Church formerly Hope Chapel Kaneohe, 45-815 Pookela Street, Kaneohe, Hawaii. Visitation 5:30-6:30pm, Service 6:30pm. Visitation and food to follow service. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

BETSY TOMIYE MAESAKA

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

BETSY TOMIYE MAESAKA Age 93, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 10, 2016 in Wahiawa, HI. Born March 26, 1922 in Honolulu, HI. She was a retired secretary for the Federal Government Civil Service. She is survived by sister, Kazuko Donaldson; brother, Ert (Edna) Maesaka; nephews, Gregory Maesaka, Gerald Maesaka, MD of Indianapolis, IN, Charles (Bonnie) Eastman, Everett Eastman. Private services were held. No flowers and no koden (monetary offerings) please.

RUDOLPH QUEZON LUAT

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

RUDOLPH QUEZON LUAT Rudolph Quezon Luat, 84, of Pearl City, a retired Air Force Master Sergeant, passed away at home on February 2, 2016. Rudy was born in Honolulu on July 16, 1931. He graduated from Farrington High School, then went on to serve forty-two years in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard as an aircraft mechanic. His service took him all over the world. Rudy loved traveling, golfing, bowling, fishing, and ballroom dancing. He served as President of the Pan Pacific Ballroom Dance Society from 2001 until December 2015. Rudy loved life; especially his family, friends and dogs. He is survived by son Michael (Cindy) Luat; four grandchildren: Kalanikiekie (Roychell) Luat, Kaleimakaalii (Dawn) Luat, Kamakea Luat, and Shea Ledbetter; and five great-grandchildren: Kawailani, Kehaulani, Kalanikiekie, Kaulana, Kylie Rose Luat; and many nieces and nephews. Rudy is preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Nasis) Luat, parents Modesto Luat and Paula Quezon, and his twelve siblings. Rudy will truly be missed by all. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Rudy's life on Thursday, March 3 at Mililani Mortuary Makai chapel. Visitation will be at 9:30 AM and service at 11:00 AM, with reception and burial to follow at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire, flowers welcome.

FRANCIS MUNEO “MUNE” FUJIMOTO

Posted On February 27th, 2016 -

FRANCIS MUNEO MUNE FUJIMOTO FRANCIS MUNEO "MUNE" FUJIMOTO, 86 of Kaneohe. Passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on February 13, 2016. Retired Electrician from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and State of Hawaii DAGS. He is survived by his wife, Leatrice; sons, Danny, Brian(Cynthia), Frank(Michael Kamiya); daughter, Karen Fujimoto-Yamaguchi(Robin); grandchildren, Kelly and Shayna; sister, Alyce Soranaka. Private services will be held.

CONSTANTE “TANTE” DATO ESCOBAR, SR.

Posted On February 27th, 2016 -

CONSTANTE TANTE DATO ESCOBAR, SR. Age 79, of Honolulu, passed away February 16, 2016, in Honolulu. Born September 14, 1936 in Suso Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Agrifina Escobar; sons, Constante (Marilyn) Escobar, Jr., Alex (Cecilia) Escobar, Tirso (Marilyn) Escobar; daughters, Ernanie (Adriano) Ines, Evangeline (Devie) Lintao, Vilma (Teddy) Rendon, Feve (Arnel) Paz; 16 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 PM Wednesday Mar. 2 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:00 PM. Visitation also 9:30 AM Thursday Mar. 3 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:30 AM. Burial 1:30 PM at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

ROBERT FA’AMAONI VIENA

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

ROBERT FA'AMAONI VIENA Age 76, of Waipahu, HI. Born December 2, 1939 in Fagatogo, American Samoa. He passed away peacefully on January 24, 2016 surrounded by his family and is now safely pain-free in the arms of Jesus. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He was a member of the Lanakila Baptist Church, Waipahu and also attended Windward Missionary Church, Kaneohe. Predeceased by his father, Reverand Ropati Tiualii Viena & mother Fa'anoi Togia; brothers, Lisi (Elaine) Viena, Aselama Viena, Reverand Fa'aolaina "Boots" (Rosa) Viena. He is survived by wife, Pala Ianeta Viena; sons, Dean (Leslee) Viena, Dino Viena; mother, Salote Viena; brothers, John (Stella) Viena, Chuck (Annie) Viena of Oregon, Richard (Kamaile) Viena; sisters, Lei (Pete) Cosmo of Maryland, Kim (Joe) Marshall; grandchildren, Kaleo Kina, Ana Viena, Bulla Viena, Blake Viena, Drew Viena, Shadeau Viena, Kodee Viena, & Malosi Viena; numerous nephews & nieces. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Tuesday (Mar. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Committal service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

DOROTHY STEPHANIE LOOK BILLEAUD CROWLEY

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

DOROTHY STEPHANIE LOOK BILLEAUD CROWLEY DOROTHY STEPHANIE LOOK BILLEAUD CROWLEY, age 91, passed away peacefully in hospice of congestive heart failure on February 5, 2016. Dolly, as she was known, was born in Honolulu, T.H. on June 30, 1924 to the marriage of Benjamin H. Nuole and Gertrude Lee Nuole. They divorced a few months after the birth. When Dolly was five, Gertrude married Kenneth L. Look and Ken adopted Dolly as his own daughter. After local elementary school, Dolly attended four years of junior high at Sacred Heart Academy in Honolulu, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1942. During WWII she met and married the love of her life, a handsome Marine from Louisiana named Emile St. Julien Billeaud. They settled in Louisiana and had four children during their twenty-nine years of marriage; Emile died in 1973. In 1976 she married Charles Thomas "Chuck" Crowley who was,as she said, a good companion. They had thirty-one years of marriage, and he preceded her in death. In 2009 Dolly returned to Hawaii to live out her final years. Once her children were no longer small,she worked as a hospital admitting clerk, and then as bookkeeper for various companies. When she retired from office work she took care of children in people's homes until worsening health forced her to quit. Besides her husbands, Dolly was preceded in death by her daughter Stephanie Marie Billeaud Michel, of Louisiana, and a brother Roger L. Look and his wife Doris, of Hawaii. She is survived by children Lani Jeanne Billeaud Estep and her husband Albert, of Colorado; Kenneth Joseph Billeaud and his wife Therese, of New Hampshire; and Christopher Emile Billeaud,of Florida; also granddaughters Tanya Terese Billeaud and Michelle Renee Billeaud,of Florida; and great� grandchildren Cayden Michael Wesley Aadnesen and twins Alicia Marie and Charlize Renee Richard/Billeaud, all of Florida. She is also survived by two aunts in Hawaii, Lydia Ah Sui and Beatrice Lee; her brother Michael L. Look and his wife Sarah, of Hawaii; brother-in-law James A. Billeaud and his wife Julia, and sister-in-law Betty Billeaud (widow of Thomas A.), of Louisiana; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dolly had a great zest for life, supported by her deep Catholic faith and lifelong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. She cherished her family and friends, and greatly enjoyed traveling to visit them or keeping in touch by letters or phone calls. She loved reading, gardening, sewing, and knitting and crocheting. Food was a serious hobby of hers: she collected cookbooks and watched televised cooking shows, and loved to try new recipes and kitchen equipment. In later years as gardening became too difficult, she let her rural backyard turn into a flowering meadow. She fed the birds, and became a keen observer of nature. This gave her even more to talk about! Dolly was warm and gracious to all who knew her. For those of us who experienced her loving care, the strength of her spirit will never be forgotten. We will all miss her --as the song goes-- "until we meet again". Send condolences to: www.HawaiianMemorialPark Mortuary.com

Laura Tengan Tada

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

LAURA TENGAN TADA February 8, 2016 Laura Tengan Tada, 96, of Kapaa, Kauai, retired employee of Big Save in Kapaa passed away in Honolulu. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. Predeceased by husband Susumu and son Michael. She is survived by son, Denis R., daughters, Mildred Sato, Winifred S. Tada; brother, Shoko Tengan, sister, Dora Y. Shimabukuro; three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a great, great grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

JUDITH “JUDI” HALL WOOTTON

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

JUDITH JUDI HALL WOOTTON Age 72, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 6, 2016 in Kapaa, Kauai, HI. Born August 16, 1943 in Honolulu, HI. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Preceded in death by husband Warren Reginald Wootton. She is survived by daughter, Andrea Mahuka; sons, Andrew Mahuka, Arlenton Mahuka, Daniel (Connie) Mahuka; brothers, Phillip (Geri) Hall, Wayne (Maryann) Hall; sister, Lorraine Hanie; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Monday (Feb. 29) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m.; Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

RICO, JAMES CHRISTIAN (BUCHANAN)

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

$nameRICO, JAMES CHRISTIAN (BUCHANAN) James Christian Rico, born March 11, 1990 died February 11, 2016. James (Jay) was the son of Antonio Rico of Los Angeles, CA and Sheila Locke Rico of Fayetteville, TN. In addition to his parents he is survived by sisters Alicia and Isabel and brother Miguel. Also surviving are his great grand- mother Gregoria De La Fuente, and his grandparents William and Toni Locke of Fayetteville and Ricardo and Nelis Rico of Los Angeles, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his beloved Sarah Palaez and his Oahu ohana Liesha Bento, Moses Chang- Nuusolia, Jarred Mckee, Edgar DeLeon, and Niki Pestel. Jay graduated from Aiea High School in 2008, where he shined in academics as well as in basketball and football. He was to graduate college in May with a bachelor's degree in business. Jay was an outgoing, loving, generous, and compassionate young man whose spirit touched everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by his family and his friends. A Life Celebration Service will be held, Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the memorial fund that will benefit his future Na Ali'i basketball brothers. Donations to James Christian Rico Memorial Fund may be made online at https://www.gofundme.com/89p3ggj4. Or checks sent by mail to Sheila Rico, 117 High Avenue, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Please make checks payable to Aiea H.S. Athletics/Basketball

Glenn Kenji “Tofu” Toyofuku

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

GLENN KENJI TOFU TOYOFUKU Glenn Kenji "Tofu" Toyofuku, 75, retired teacher, died in Goodyear, AZ on 12 Feb. He was born in Puunene and raised in Wahiawa, HI. He is survived by wife Vivian Lani Waikiki, son Darin Kamalolo, daughters Sueann Awana, Lorrie Toyofuku, Cheryl Toyofuku-Souza, Tracy Toyofuku, stepson William Akana, stepdaughters Shelbie Ahakuelo, Jane DeMello, Vera Akana, 20 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 3 sisters Karen Miyakawa, Barbara Kuba and Joanne Hirata. Service was held on 16 Feb at Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ. Condolences to 12387 W Heatherbrae Dr, AZ, 85392.

BETTY DORSAM BEGGS

Posted On February 24th, 2016 -

BETTY DORSAM BEGGS 1924-2015 Betty passed away peacefully at her home in Kihei, Maui, on December 18, 2015, with her son, Kenny, at her side. She was born in Honolulu on October 27, 1924; she was raised in Manoa Valley, attended Sacred Hearts Academy and Roosevelt High School, graduating in the class of 1942. During World War II, Betty worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and later was employed by Alexander and Baldwin. She married Webb Beggs Jr. and they were the parents of four sons. In 1957 the family moved to Maui where Betty worked for many years at Maui Electric, retiring in 1981. She lived a very social life and served as a volunteer for many non-profit organizations. She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. Betty is survived by three sons, Webb III "Skippy," John Thomas "J.T.," Kenneth Dorsam "Kenny," grand- children, Ian, Connie and Devan Beggs, Samantha Sheffield, great grandson Julian, and sister Barbara Del Piano. She was preceded in death by her youngest son, William Carmack "Billy." Betty will be remembered on both Maui and Oahu. Waioli Tea Room will be the site of a celebration on Monday, February 29, at 10:00 a.m. At the Veterans of Foreign Affairs Clubhouse in Kihei there will be a gathering Sunday, March 13 from 2 to 6: p.m. Donations in her honor may be sent to Maui Hospice, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku 96793.

CHARLES PLACIDO CRUZ

Posted On February 24th, 2016 -

CHARLES PLACIDO CRUZ Age 94, of Feyetteville, PA, formerly of Wahiawa, passed away January 23, 2016 in Chambersburg, PA. Born May 3, 1921 in Honolulu, HI. He worked for the U.S. Government at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for over 35 years, retiring in 1976. He is survived by wife, Daisy Harding Cruz; sons, Charles (Laurie) Cruz, Jona (Rose) Cruz, Jonathan Cruz; daughters, JoAnna Puanani (Wendell) DeFreitas, Virginia Puaokalani Hostetler; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m., Monday (Feb. 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

MARJORIE KOZUE KONISHI

Posted On February 24th, 2016 -

MARJORIE KOZUE KONISHI Marjorie Kozue Konishi, 86, of Lihue, Kauai, former Cashier, First Insurance Co. and Vice-President of Gary's Service, died in Lihue. She was born in Kilauea. She is survived by son, Glen (Shelley) Konishi, daughter, Gail (Warren) Haruki; grand- children, Jason and Justin Haruki, Kristen (Brant) Fuchigami, Kevin and Kareen Konishi; great-grand- children, Kira and Karissa Fuchigami. She is also survived by sisters, Shizue Kimura, Tamae Endo, and Maxine Yamamoto. She is preceded in death by husband Gary of 60 years, daughters, Carol and Rae; brother, Yoshio Marumoto, sisters Sumie Croydon, Toshie Furukawa, and Asae Oshita. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. at the St. Michael's and All Angel's Episcopal Church. Services will begin at 4:30 p.m. Omit flowers and casual attire suggested.

Alvin Woon On Chung

Posted On February 24th, 2016 -

ALVIN WOON ON CHUNG Alvin Woon On Chung passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 8, 2016. Born September 7, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was a graduate of St. Louis High School and the University of Hawaii. A U.S. Army veteran, he graduated from Chicago's Cook County hospital nursing school in 1958. After completing his anesthesia training, he later worked at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and at the VA Hospital and Valley Medical Center in Fresno, California. Survived by his wife of fifty years Kelly, and daughters Su Kim, Su Lon, Rhonda Day Kooy, and son Kurt Reetz; many grand- children and great-grandchildren; his sister Gladys (Steve) Ho, and brother Stanley (Anna) Chung, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents En Kui and Mabel (Sui Lan) Chung, and brothers Dennis and Leslie. No services are scheduled. The family requests donations be made to the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas.

Beatrice Sawayo Shinoda

Posted On February 24th, 2016 -

BEATRICE SAWAYO SHINODA Beatrice Sawayo Shinoda, 92, died February 3rd at her daughter's home in Waipahu. She retired as secretary for the Student Affairs Office at UH Manoa. Born and raised in Kaneohe; lived in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ronald (Ling); daughters Lynn (Clarence) Nishihara and Nadine (Larry) Takahashi; sisters Elsie Tanimura and Joyce Otsubo; 4 grand- children; and 4 great grand- children. Services to be held on Monday, February 29th at Harris United Methodist Church, Honolulu. Visitation 5:00 pm; service at 6:00 pm. Casual attire.

YOSHIKO NAKAMURA

Posted On February 24th, 2016 -

YOSHIKO NAKAMURA Age 99, of Ewa, HI, passed away February 12, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born April 24, 1916 in Kahuku, HI. She was a member of the Ewa Hongwanji. She is survived by sons, Casey Nakamura, Wayne (Karen) Nakamura; daughters, Delna Tanaka, June (Terry) Sekioka, Junice (Robert) Sekigawa; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Sunday (Feb. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 6:00 p.m.

DANIEL TAKEO GIBO

Posted On February 24th, 2016 -

DANIEL TAKEO GIBO Age 73, of Kapolei, HI, passed away February 10, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born June 9, 1942 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by son, Allan H. Gibo; daughters, Christine (Jason) Noguchi, Elizabeth Magnuson; brother, Jack Gibo; sister, Nancy Rasay; 2 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Sunday (Feb. 28) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu). Memorial service 6:00 p.m.

TINA MAO WILKERSON

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

TINA MAO WILKERSON Age 77, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 27, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born March 4, 1938 in Ofu, Manu'a, American Samoa. A member of the Word of Life Christian Church. She retired after 30 years at the Navy Exchange. She is survived by sons, Rick Wilkerson, Scott Wilkerson, Glen Wilkerson; daughter, Tina Vaughn; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Saturday (Feb. 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers Welcome.

Harold B. Ohata

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

HAROLD B. OHATA Age 89, of Pearl City, HI, passed away January 12, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born September 23, 1926 in Honolulu, HI. A U.S. Army veteran, he retired from the F.A.A. He is survived by wife, Ethel M. Ohata; sons, Roland (Sharon) Ohata, Jason (June) Ohata; daughter, Carolyn Ko (Robin) Loo; 6 grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Saturday (Feb. 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Robert (Bobby) Naluai

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

ROBERT (BOBBY) NALUAI Robert (Bobby) Graham Keola Naluai, 79, of La`ie, born in Honolulu on January 27, 1937, died February 12, 2016. Survived by his wife Bonnie, children- Lori Silva, Cherie, Bruce, Evonne, Evette Loo, Leialoha Margaret A`ana, Roberta Baptiste, 16 grand children, 9 great grand children, brothers- George Nalei, Hansel, Solomon, Arnold, Calvin, Brian, Brent, sister- Lucia Kamae. Robert graduated from Kaimuki High School and was a member of the first class of the Church College of Hawai`i (BYU-H). Robert worked with the City and County of Honolulu for 32 years and retired in 1995 as an inspector for the Department of Transportation. Robert served an LDS mission in Japan and was a member of the Army Reserves. He was a gifted musician, avid golfer, enjoyed refurbishing furniture and various instruments, and was a skilled craftsman. Viewing at 9am, services at 11:30am on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, La`ie 8th Ward at 55-630 Naniloa Loop, La`ie. 3pm Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery. [www.MeM.com]

SOLEDAD SAN PEDRO BAYOT

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

SOLEDAD SAN PEDRO BAYOT Age 90, of Hawaii Kai, HI, passed away January 28, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born September 30, 1925 in Baguio, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Jesse (Patty) Bayot, Douglas (Vicky) Bayot, Christopher (Miru) Bayot, John (Chrissy) Bayot, Franklin (Laure) Bayot, Lawrence (Kristen) Bayot; sisters, Trining Cablayan, Mila Matias; brother, Ben San Pedro; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Private Services. Condolences mailed to P.O. Box 1272 Aiea, HI 96701.

Kenneth Kentaro Tanaka

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

KENNETH KENTARO TANAKA Kenneth Kentaro Tanaka passed away peacefully on January 31, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Jean Ayako Tanaka, son, Milton (Audrey), daughter, Jo Anne, and sister, Harriet Miyamoto. Kenneth was predeceased by sons Douglas (Linda) and Glenn. Kenneth served in World War II with the 442nd Infantry Battalion and decorated with the Purple Heart. Following the war, Kenneth was a mason for 50 years. He enjoyed coaching his sons in baseball and going shore fishing. He truly loved spending time with his grandchildren, Matthew and Meredith Tanaka and Kenny Libbon. Memorial services will be held on Thursday/February 25, 2016 at Diamond Head Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM with memorial service at 10 AM. Burial at the Kaneohe Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetary at 1 PM. Casual attire is requested.

MARY “MAMA MARY” GASCON CORDERO

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

MARY MAMA MARY GASCON CORDERO Age 84, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away January 17, 2016 in Wahiawa, HI. Born March 15, 1931 in Honolulu, HI. She retired from Del Monte Fresh Fruit. She is survived by sons, Melvin (Jacquelyn) Cordero, Ronald (Loma) Cordero, Dennis (JoAnn) Cordero; daughters, Roslyn (Joshua Hicks) Cordero, Trudy (Van) Benigno, Corinna (Tony Luis) Cordero, Myrtle Cordero; brother, Jose (Manu) Gascon; sisters, Ludy Inovejas, Dorothy Godin, Betty (Sonny) Manaois; 17 grandchildren; 41 great- grandchildren; 5 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Sunday (Feb. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Monday (Feb. 29) at Mauka Chapel. Prayer service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FLORENCE KELLEY

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

$nameFLORENCE KELLEY Florence Kelley of Kaneohe passed away February 17th following a severe stroke. Mrs. Kelley may be remembered from her activities over the years in many organizations dedicated to Hawaii, women, and improving interfaith relations. Additionally, she sang in several choruses during her many years in Hawaii. Mrs. Kelley loved Hawaii, the culture, and the people here. For many years, she was a docent at the 'Iolani Palace and Washington Place, where her love of Queen Liliuokalani was said to shine through her smile. One of the joys of her life was to be the wife of the late Captain Larry Kelley, both in his Navy days, and later with Seaflite and American Hawaii Cruises' SS Independence. She was a gracious hostess and proud Navy wife. But the biggest part of her life was being a life-long member of the Baha'i Faith, and being deeply involved in its enrichment and expansion throughout the world. Florence Kelley is survived by her son, sister, two nephews and a niece, and their spouses and children. Funeral services will be held at the Baha'i National Center, 3264 Allan Place in Nuuanu on February 23rd at 11:00 with a reception to follow. There will be a very brief grave-side service when she is buried at 2:00 pm in Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery in Kaneohe.

Wallace Masaji Hashimoto

Posted On February 22nd, 2016 -

WALLACE MASAJI HASHIMOTO Age 85, of Pearl City, passed away February 2, 2016 in Aiea. Born August 5, 1930 in Lahaina, Maui. Retired Industrial Construction Inspector for the City & County of Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Aiko Hashimoto; daughter, Amy (Derrick) Yamane; 2 grand- children. Visitation 10:30 AM Saturday Feb. 27 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 11:00 AM, Inurnment 2:00 PM at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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