Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category


Posted On April 19th, 2017 -

Richard K.C. Chang, 94 of Waipahu passed away on March 25, 2017. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Hickam Air Force Base. Survived by wife: Nancy, sons Lindsey (Miulan) and Leslie Chang, daughter Lynette Chang-Del Rosario, 2 grandchildren Arthur and Sarah, brother Lawrence (Thelma) Chang and nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Service to begin at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service 2:00 p.m. at the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Roy Pack On Chun

Posted On April 18th, 2017 -

Roy Pack On ChunOn April 10, 2017, guided by the full moon, Roy left us after 91 wonderful years. Most of those were spent in Honolulu, except for a few mid-youth years at the family home in Shekki, Canton, shared with his 12 siblings. In 1950, he charmed Doris Yuen of Hilo into a marriage that lasted 67 years. Their daughter Ina Rae and son-in-law Jefferson Rice live in Sebastopol, CA. Roy’s pure and simple approach to life kept him wide-eyed and curious about all things, making him a life-long student of history, nature, electronics, woodworking, photography, horticulture, singing, and painting. Easy going and gentle, he enchanted everyone in his wide circle of family and friends, none more than the dozens who call him their second dad. The quintessential salesman, he could sell a fish swimming lessons. If anything needed fixing, his resourcefulness was unmatched and his quick response to crisis rescued many beings from danger. On the wings of all who love him, he has returned home to a new life.

Celebration of Life: Sunday, April 23, 4:00 pm, Unity Church Diamond Head. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Unity Church Hawaii or Hospice Hawaii.

Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Nancy Kaneko Kubojiri

Posted On April 17th, 2017 -

93, of Waipahu, passed away on March 23, 2017. Born in Kyoto, Japan, she was primarily a homemaker but worked briefly at Duty Free Shoppers. She had many artistic talents and pursued these creative endeavors throughout her life. Preceded in death by husband, Walter, she is survived by her daughters, Irene Kubojiri and Linda (Samuel) Dannaway; grandchildren, Steven and Marissa Dannaway and sister, Eiko Sakamoto. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

William Tetsuo Yasunaga

Posted On April 17th, 2017 -

98, Honolulu, passed away April 7, 2017. Retired Allstate claims manager; former Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 201. Survived by sons Miles (Amy) and Milton (Cheryl), 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; predeceased by wife Yoshiko and son Lawrence. Visitation 5 pm, service 6 pm, April 25, 2017 Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire, no flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Dorothy Edna Nott Keliinoi

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

Dorothy Edna Nott Keliinoi91, of Honolulu passed away March 3, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, William Y Keliinoi Jr; sons William K Keliinoi (Sharon); Johnnie Pinto; daughters Bernie Takabayashi; Gini Pinto; Penny Brodie and Dorothy Morgenstein (Armand). 18 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and 20 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Lucille K Morse (Michael). Memorial services to be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples 1:00 pm.


Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

BRIAN EVERETT KEO JOHNSONMarch 17, 1973 - April 16, 2012 You were taken from us much too soon for in an instant you were gone How are we supposed to pick up the pieces and carry on How could it all have gone so wrong As we try to find the strength to be strong When we lost you, it left such an empty space As we tried to find comfort knowing you are in a better place We have missed you since you've been gone But the memories of you will forever linger on We miss the things you used to say We miss your smile and your thoughtful ways You would always put others before yourself .....a quality so rare You truly were a son, brother, father and uncle beyond compare We were so blessed to have had you for 39 years And even though it's been 5 years, the thought of you still brings us to tears Though you had to leave us behind You are never far from our minds And although we are not together, we will never be apart Because you will always have a special place in our hearts. We all love you so much, Mom, Dad, Family and Friends

Roy Yoshiharu Takeyama

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

Roy Yoshiharu TakeyamaRoy Yoshiharu Takeyama passed away peacefully at home on April 1, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was 89 years old. Roy was born on January 25, 1928 in Puunene, Maui. He graduated from Baldwin High School and enlisted in the US Army where he served in Japan and contributed to the reconstruction effort after the war. After the Army, he attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and earned a B.S. in Business Administration followed by a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois in 1952. After graduating, he moved home to teach on Kauai, and there he met his future wife Hilda. They eventually moved back to Honolulu and enjoyed a wonderful marriage for 60 years. In 1959 Roy and his family moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan as he pursued a degree in law at the University of Michigan. He received his Juris Doctor in 1962 and returned to Honolulu where he served as a law clerk at the Hawaii Supreme Court, then as the Deputy Attorney General for the State of Hawaii from 1962-1967 before subsequently establishing his private land-use law practice. Roy was always passionate about education; in 1968 he became the Special Assistant to the President of the University of Hawaii and from 1970-1980 worked part-time as Secretary to the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii. In 1999 he established the Roy and Hilda Takeyama Foundation to support education. After retiring, Roy continued to faithfully come to the office every day - he surrounded himself with young people and lived each day with an open mind, generous heart, and an afternoon nap. Roy lived life to its fullest. He would religiously go to yoga class three times a week, and developed a reputation of having the best "crow" position in class. He continued to golf and enjoyed the company of friends and travelling to faraway places. Above all, Roy cherished his family; he loved "Monday night dinners" where the entire family would congregate after work at his house to surf, then to enjoy the best meal of the week from Hilda. Roy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He always brought life, wit and humor to the party and he never failed to put a smile on your face. He was loved and respected by many and serves as an inspiration for a life well lived. "Roy - we will miss you dearly, but you will always be in our hearts." Roy is survived by his loving wife Hilda Takeyama; daughter, Jan Sullivan, her husband Patrick and grandchildren Matthew and Tarah; son, David Takeyama and his wife Melissa and grandchildren Ethan and Noa. There will be a memorial service at Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd.; Visitation: 4:00p.m.; Service: 5:00p.m. followed by 6:30 p.m. dinner at Waialae Country Club, aloha attire. Friends and family are all warmly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers or donations, contributions may be made in Roy's memory to the Roy and Hilda Takeyama Foundation.


Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

MA'A Our beloved Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa, Maatulimanu Solosolo Asuega went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 23rd, 2017. No longer in pain but in peace, he was lovingly received by our beloved Mother, Aloiafi, his son Thomas, and his daughter Marie with comfort and relief, knowing that his suffering is no more. Loved and missed by man, you will remain in our hearts forever. Born November 28, 1936 and raised in Pago Pago, American Samoa until the late 1950's when he came to Hawai'i to begin a life here. He met and married our Mom in the early 1960's and had five of us children. He retired from the Honolulu Transport Warehouse (now Kano Trucking) as a warehouse foreman supervisor. His coworkers knew him by "Stone" because his first name means "Cornerstone", "Ma'a" short for stone. He was an active member of the Tenant Association Committee at Mayor Wright Homes where he initiated and implemented the first Neighborhood Security Watch program in the state of Hawai'i. He was also an active member of the Samoan Flag Day Committee in the 1990's where for the first time in Hawai'i, Native Hawaiians participated in the August 1996 event. The Hokule'a Voyaging Canoe and its crew sailed into Keehi Lagoon on the morning of August 9th, where about 100 Samoans greeted them with a traditional kava ceremony. From humble beginnings until the end, our Dad was always proud of his children, and his HC Asuega Family for their firm belief in God, our custom and culture. We love you and miss you Dad, never far from our thoughts but close to our hearts. Manuia lou Malaga... A hui hou... Until we meet again. Survived by his two daughters, Pamela Asuega-Keawe (Kenneth), Sonya Honeygirl Asuega. Grandchildren; Laurissa, Kenny, Taylor, Thomas, Pamela Marie, Charlie, Thomas Jr., and Koali'i. Great- grandchild; Jasmine Brothers;Tommy, Solosolo, Leulua'iasopaolo, Ulafala. Sisters; Malologa Balete, Selefulufa Asuega-Tilivala and Siauini Palaita. Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. Sunday April 23, 2017 at Kamehameha School Bishop Memorial Chapel. Service begins at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be Monday April 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC


Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

Age 73, of Pearl City, passed away March 13, 2017. He was owner of Al's Auto Air Service. He is survived by his wife, Linda and son Alfred Silva III; brothers, Maitland (Charles), Roger (Stephanie), Howard (Mary Anne), Paul (Penny); and sister, Lynn (Kaulana) Young. Many nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:30 am to 11:00 am on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Mililani Memorial Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Service at 11:00 am. Burial 1:00 pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.


Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

Age 74, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 18, 2017 in Waipahu. He was born May 1, 1942 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He retired from the Pro Park Co. He is survived by wife, Corazon R. Remigio; sons, Rafael (Anna Lisa) Remigio, Marcielo (Richelle) Remigio, Ceasar (Mila Guillermo) Remigio, Allan (Ailyne) Remigio, Rene (Mary Ann) Remigio; daughter, Stella (Neil Campanano) Remigio; brother, Theodoro Remigio; sisters, Avelina (Emiterio) Lerios, Consolacion (Alberto) Balino; and 14 grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Friday (Apr. 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Saturday (Apr. 22) at St. Joseph Church, Waipahu. Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Joseph Edward Capello

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

79; of Honolulu, passed on March 23, 2017 at home. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii on July 25, 1937. A retired firefighter with the Honolulu Fire Department. He is survived by his wife Margaret (Sue), daughter Roxanne (Roxy), grandchildren Alika, Kainoa and Kainani Highland, brothers Manuel (Boysie), Milton (Bobby), and Richard (Ricky) Capello. Services will be at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary in Kaneohe on April 21, 2017 at 10am, visitation 10:30-11:30am, Mass at 11:30am. Burial to be at Valley of the Temples at 1:30pm.

Donald wright dias

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

86, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away on March 1, 2017. He was a U.S. Airforce Korean War Veteran and a retired detective for the Honolulu Police Department. He was also a member of the Ex-Solo Bike Motorcycle Club. Donald is survived by his wife Twila; daughters: Donetta, Twila and Stacey Dias, Jodi (Randy) Akau and Cherylynn (Charles) Nobriga; sisters: Juliet Branigan, Dorothea Lipe and Frances Koo; 16 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren. Service information printed in today's paper.

Michael Takeshi Kawakami

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

76 of Pearl City, passed away March 26, 2017. Born in Honolulu. Retired Painter at PWC. Survived by wife, Kay Kawakami; sons, Shea (Lorna) Kawakami, Scot (Julie) Kawakami; daughter, Michele (Gregg) Nakamura; 5 grandchildren; sister, Maxine Agena. Visitation 4pm to 5pm Saturday April 22, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 5pm. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Patricia Kenyon Hustace

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

62, of Honolulu, passed away on February 26, in Santarem, Para, Brazil, of complications after a fall. A life-long resident of Honolulu, Patty was born on February 1, 1955, and graduated from Hanahau'oli School and La Pietra-Hawai'i School for Girls. An enthusiastic traveler, Patty visited many countries throughout the world during her lifetime, gaining many enduring friendships and experiences along the way. Preceded in death by her father, Frank Ward Hustace, Jr., mother, Constance Lawyer Hustace, and elder sister, Victoria Ward Hustace. Survived by her dear friend and traveling companion, Jack Streeter, of Media, PA; brother, Frank Ward Hustace III (Christine), of Hawi, five nieces, and many cousins and friends. Patty will be fondly remembered as an individual of great personal resilience and resolve, curious about life, passionate about issues, and endearing to family and friends. She is deeply missed. Private memorial and inurnment at O'ahu Cemetery. Donations in Patty's memory may be made to Hanahau'oli School or La Pietra-Hawai'i School for Girls.


Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

Age 57, of Makaha, HI, passed away February 14, 2017 in Waianae. He is preceded in death by mother, Masako Takita. Survived by father, Wataru "Billy" Takita. Private Services held.


Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

86, of Wahiawa, a retired secretary-stenographer for Hickam Air Force Base, passed away on March 13, 2017 at Queen's Medical Center. She was born February 28, 1931 in Wahiawa, and grew up in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harvey Sakai; sons Jay (Norine) Sakai and Derek (Joy) Sakai; daughter Joy (Kipp) Chun; grandchildren Julius, Sophie and Hannah; brother Carl (Michie) Endo; and sister Judith Shozuya. Private services held.

Julia “J ” Duran

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

Julia 83 of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away on March 6, 2017. She was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She managed Topper's Drive in Wahiawa for many years and retired as a cook at Leeward's Drive Inn in Waipahu. She is survived by Sons: Glenn - deceased (Evelyn) Duran, Vincent Duran, Jr.; Daughters: Vivian Ramento (Rick), Doreen - deceased (Julio) Carino, Debra (Garret) Sekigawa, Jacquelyn (Edward) Andrade; Sisters: Genevieve Cabebe (Botch) and Anita Parrow (John); 16 Grandchildren, 23 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great- Great Grandchild; Numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. VISITATION: 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary - Mauka Chapel, Service at 10:30 a.m., Internment at a later date. Casual attire

Beatrice Mary Shimooka

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

Beatrice Mary Shimooka MCWAYNE 95, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on April 3, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii. Predeceased by her daughter, Deborah Rego (07/31/10), she is survived by sons, John (Phyllis) and Michael Shimooka, and daughter, Pearl (Harvey) Mori; 10 Grandchildren; 16 Great Grandchildren; 5 Great Great Grandchildren. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel.


Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

ANDREW ARNOAndrew Arno died on 19 November 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii. An emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, he was born in Alexandria, Virginia, and grew up in San Antonio and Austin, Texas. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin in 1965 and received his JD with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1969. He received his PhD in social anthropology from Harvard University in 1974. Following a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale Law School he joined the faculty of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He moved to Hawaii in 1977 to become a research associate in the Communication Institute at the East-West Center and joined the faculty of the University of Hawaii in 1985. His years in law school led to a fascination with law as a powerful social and cultural institution. As an anthropologist he applied his broad background in the humanities, particularly philosophy, to a deeper understanding not only of law but also of mass media and other ways of communicating about social conflict. As a teacher he encouraged students in their own interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary issues and earned their gratitude as a generous and inspiring mentor. Andrew's wide-ranging interests and creative talents were reflected in the arts as well as in his scholarship. He was a gifted artist and craftsman, with a large legacy of work that began with the crafting of arrowheads as a boy in Texas and continued throughout his life in his painting, jewelry making, and woodworking. Andrew lived his life to the end with grace and humor. He is survived by his wife, Letitia Hickson; his daughter, Claudia Arno (Samuel Brenner); his granddaughter, Alexandra Brenner; his brother James Arno (Marguerite Johnston); and his sister-in-law Mary Arno. He was preceded in death by his brother Michael Arno. Donations in his name may be made to the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice or to the University of Hawaii Foundation Anthropology Alumni Scholarship.

Lawrence “Larry” Mitsuo Nishida

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

72, of Honolulu, owner of L. M. Nishida Weatherproofing Inc., passed away on March 18, 2017 at Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughters, Laurie (Joseph) Simpliciano and LeeAnn (Robert Sagucio) Nishida; brother, Ronald (Holly); and 4 grandchildren. Visitation is at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service begins at 4:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No Flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY


Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

LINDA FLORES Age 65, of Makaha, passed on 4/1/17 ending her struggle with colon cancer at the home of sister-in-Christ and caretaker Abigail Eli. Born Linda Mae Richardson to Betty (Gardner) Richardson on 1/13/1952 in Missouri, she is survived by son Anthony Flores, sister Teresa Trask, father Melicio and brothers Ronald, Jamie, Michael, and Leighton Dela Cruz. 8:30 am Visitation and 9:30 am Service on 4/21/17 presided by Pastor Yamashita at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, Waianae. Reception to follow. Inurnment: 2 pm at Mililani Memorial Park.

George Yogi

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

81, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and retired welder, passed away on April 7, 2017 at Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife, Phoebe Setsu Yogi; son, Vernon K.; daughters, Jean F. (Chuck Butler) Yogi and Joyce M. (Benny) Eggers; grandchildren, Austin and Avery; and sister, Nancy Takane. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Grace Hisako Niimi Maruyama

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

95, passed away on March 31, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and was the wife of the late Richard Osamu Maruyama. She was a retired businesswoman. She is survived by her daughter, Janice Boyles-Kelson and son, Dickson Maruyama, 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

James Wilson Tharp

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

James Wilson TharpNovember 22, 1942 - March 21, 2017 James Wilson Tharp, having achieved the lifelong goal of becoming an ornery curmudgeon, a dream he gleefully shared with his children and friends, declared himself successful and has exited the stage called Life. He passed away on March 21st, 2017 with his son by his side. While here, he was many things. Among them, he was a husband, an adoring son to a doting, beauty queen mother, a hard working attorney, an accomplished and award-winning actor of stage and silver screen, a proud father and brother-in-law, a fun-loving cousin and a dear friend. Jim's passion for community theater was a life long joy. He loved the long hours rehearsing, the challenges of bringing written characters to life and the give and take of impromptu performances with his fellow actors. He so appreciated the generosity of time and talent of those whose goals were "The show must go on". He will be remembered by his loved ones as someone who had a lifelong love of the arts. He shared his excitement for the wonders of film and scientific innovation with his daughter Jennifer, the enduring thrill of theater and baking with his daughter Juliana, and the rousing energy of music and an entrepreneurial spirit with his son Damien. Jim is survived by Jennifer Tharp (David Scalzo), Juliana Baguio, Damien Tharp (Mackenzie Elder), three grandsons, Gary and Pat Wassel, and cousins Tom Boyle, Michelle Boyle Spellins and Susan Boyle. In lieu of flowers, Jim's family asks that you make a donation to the performing arts theaters of Hawaii in which he felt very honored to entertain for you for so many years. Services will be private.

Evelyn Nailima Padeken

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

Evelyn Nailima PadekenEvelyn Nailima Padeken, 89, born July 18, 1927 and passed away on March 11, 2017 surrounded by family at her home in Ka'a'awa. Born in Honolulu; the youngest of 11; raised in Ka'a'awa. She worked at Dole Cannery in the 60's, then started working at Turtle Bay from 1974-1988. When she retired, she was the foundation of our family. We miss her love and guidance. She is survived by her daughter Fern (Archie) Ahuna; sons, Frederick (Rose), Mitchell (Leilani), and Thomas (Kerri); grandchildren, Mclaine, Nailima, Leah, Patricia, Yoko, Evalina, Noah, Tyra, and Shane; great grandchildren, Dominic, Alonzo, Kaeden, Brenden, Tristen, Liam, Novali, Lilybell, Isabel, Kawena, Nanea, Naia, Kirah, and Kaimana. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Our Lady of Mt Carmel in Waikane. Mass at 10:30 a.m. with lunch to follow. Burial at 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

May Rose Hawelu-Josiah Ludin

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

May Rose Hawelu-Josiah Ludin89, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and caregiver on March 20, 2017. May is survived by her son, Bernard (Carolyn) Josiah; daughters, Barbara Ludin- Aquino; Linda (Joseph) Munzo; Beverly (Dennis) DelaCruz; Trinidad Werner; 20 grand- children and 19 great- grandchildren. Services will be held at Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Visitation 9:00 am. Service 11:30 am. Burial 2:00 pm at Puukamalii Cemetery in Honolulu.

Jane Takiko Ota

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

Jane Takiko Ota, 73, of Hilo, Hawaii died March 20, 2017 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kamaee Mauka, Hakalau, Hawaii, she was a housewife and member of Piihonua Kumiai. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Casual attire. No koden (monetary gifts). No flowers. Survived by husband, Satoshi Ota of Hilo; sons, Steve Ota and Marc Ota of Hilo; daughter, Donna (Glenn Asmus) Ota of Hilo; son-in-law, Eddie Moana of Ewa Beach; brother, Lionel (Elaine) Tatsutani of Kona; sister, Jean Tatsutani of Waipahu; sisters- in-law, Leatrice Tatsutani of Kona, Thelma Tatsutani of Hilo; four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements Provided By: Dodo Mortuary, Inc. *


Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

Retired Army Master Sgt. Sylvester M. "Gus" Garcia passed away on March 27, 2017, at the Veterans Affairs long-term care center in Honolulu at the age of 86. Gus, who served in the U.S. Army for over 26 years and saw combat in both the Korean and Vietnam wars, was born in Honolulu on April 12, 1930, to Mack and Cecilia (Phillips) Garcia. He graduated from Farrington High School in 1947. An avid fan of University of Hawaii sports and a UH football season ticket holder since the mid-1970s, Gus was an accomplished athlete himself, excelling in volleyball, basketball, tennis, bowling and golf. After retiring from the Army in 1975, Gus earned two associate degrees from Leeward Community College. He was also a skilled gardener; his periodic plant sales, usually held over three-day weekends, drew large crowds to his home in Pacific Palisades. Gus is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beverly K. Garcia; daughter Martha (Roche) of Texas; son Melfred of Washington state; son Elroy; and daughter Sheryl-lynn (Camello). The fourth of his five children, Celia, passed away in 1973. Other survivors include sister Liberta Delasmenes of Honolulu; brother Howard of Kansas; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., April 20, at Mililani Mortuary in Honolulu; funeral service 9:30 a.m., with burial to follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Douglas Lapilio

Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

Douglas LapilioDouglas "Dougie" Lapilio was born on Nov. 25, 1929. He grew up in Kaka'ako, and graduated from McKinley H.S. in 1947. Douglas was a Korean War veteran, Sgt. 1st Class. He met his lovely bride, Kazue, while stationed in Tokyo. He retired from Matson Navigation. Douglas passed away peacefully on March 17, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Kazue; daughters, Amy Oakes and Jan Smith; sons, Michael Lapilio and Craig Lapilio; thirteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brothers, Ben Lapalio, John Alameida, Paul Yeschenko, Jr. Private service to be held.


Posted On April 16th, 2017 -

89, of Honolulu, a retired Finance Clerk, passed away March 3, 2017 at Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Koichi; sons, Michael K. (Hope) and Marshall I.; grandchildren, Jeremy, Alison, Meagan and Rhiann. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

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