Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

LIONEL A. GALAPIA

Posted On February 14th, 2015 -

LIONEL A. GALAPIA Age 76, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away January 12, 2015 in Haleiwa. Born April 1, 1938 in Haleiwa, HI. He is survived by spouse, Joy Galapia; sons, Leyton (Arlene) Galapia, Lenny Galapia, Lance Galapia; daughter, Lauren (Antony) Lumoya; brothers, Rudy Galapia, Gilbert Galapia; sisters, Shirley (George) Fanning, Marilyn Shim; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Private services held.

ELIZABETH CYPHER LAU

Posted On February 14th, 2015 -

$nameELIZABETH CYPHER LAU Elizabeth Cypher Lau passed with peace and grace on February 1, 2015 at her home with her youngest son by her side. Predeceased by her loving husband, Henry C.F. Lau, Elizabeth is survived by her sons Gordon Lau of Honolulu, HI., Henry C.F. Lau, Jr. (Cheryl) of Waimanalo, Milton Lau (Anne) of Kaneohe, HI and daughter Harriet DeCosta (Howard deceased) of Kahaluu, HI and hanai daughter Marilyn Leimomi Khan (Asghar). Her surviving siblings also include Mahealani Cypher, Wanda Remington (Paul) and hanai brother Joseph Seipel. Elizabeth was born on September 13, 1919 and was 95 years old. She was the proud grandmother of 24 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. Elizabeth was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and attended McKinley High School where she met her husband Henry. After marrying Henry, she threw her energies on raising their children. As the children grew Elizabeth then became the first female distributor of the Honolulu Star Bulletin on the windward side and this lasted for nearly two decades. She then left Hawaii to be with Henry in Hong Kong where he was the administrator for the military post exchange. After returning to Hawaii, she became very active in the Hawaiian Civic Club movement and founded the Kualoa-Heeia Hawaiian Civic Club which eventually merged with the Ko’olaupoku Hawaiian Civic Club located in Kaneohe. She was also very active with her church (LDS Kaneohe 2nd ward and Kahalu’u Ward) and served as the first Relief Society President for several years for the ward. She later became active in several Chinese clubs and societies such as the Lau Association, Lung Kong, and the United Chinese Society. She was honored as the Model “Mother of the Year” in 2009 and was also honored in the Kuhio Day Parade and Kamehameha Day Parade in the past. She lived a long and fruitful life and traveled the world over with her husband Henry. She will always be remembered as a woman who was filled with love for her family and friends, compassion for others, and kindness and generosity for the poor and homeless. Her greatest passion was helping others and taking care of her family. She also thoroughly enjoyed organizing events and activities for the organizations she was involved with and family get togethers as well. She was the matriarch of her family and the Cypher clan. A service will be held at the LDS Kaneohe Stake Center, 46-117 Halaulani Street in Kaneohe (across the street from King Intermediate School) on Friday, February 20, 2015. Visitation from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. Services will be held from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM followed by lunch from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Burial will take place at 3:00 PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetary in Kaneohe. Aloha wear suggested. She leaves us rich in memories.

KATIE KIKI WRIGHT DEAGUIAR

Posted On February 13th, 2015 -

KATIE KIKI WRIGHT DEAGUIAR Age 81, of Pearl City, HI, passed away January 12, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born September 1, 1933 in Honolulu, HI. Retired cafeteria worker from Campbell High School. Predeceased in death by son, Paul Carvalho. She is survived by spouse, Thomas DeAguiar; sons, Raymond (Dana) Carvalho, Arnold (Lisa) Carvalho, Henry (Jalaine) DeAguiar; daughters, Pansy (Rob) Mendez, Annette Higuchi, Renee Carvalho, Eleanor (Anthony) Ortiz, Frances (Garrett) Maluenda; brothers, Jack (Edna) Wright, George Wright, Benjamin (Veronica) Wright; sisters, Lucille Wong, Jacqueline Wright, Alice Porlas; sister-in-law, Eleanor DeAguiar, 33 grandchildren; 30 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Feb. 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Thursday (Feb. 19) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

RITA CABANSAG LAUREL

Posted On February 13th, 2015 -

RITA CABANSAG LAUREL Age 102, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away January 19, 2015 in Las Vegas. Born May 19, 1912 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A member of the Wahiawa Seventh Day Adventist Church since the early 70s. She is survived by sons, Ricardo (Pat) Laurel, Elpidio (Leonila) Laurel, Artemio “Romeo” (Apollo) Laurel; daughters, Lolita (Gene) Delizo, Evangelina (Nestor) Marcos, Vilma Llanos, Juliet (Louis Emil III) Kruse; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (Feb 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

STEVEN CABAROBIAS BALDOMERO

Posted On February 13th, 2015 -

$nameSTEVEN CABAROBIAS BALDOMERO Age 88, of Kapolei, HI, passed away January 24, 2015 in Kapolei, HI. Born December 25, 1926 in Kona, HI. World War II veteran, 1st Filipino Infantry, U.S. Army. Owner, CEO of California Glass and Railings, Inc. A 5th Degree Black Belt Kempo Karate and advisor for Waialua Freestyle Kempo Karate Club owned by Richard Galius. He is survived by wife, Lorna Baldomero; sons, Steven Baldomero, Jr., Angus (Christine) Baldomero, Daniel (Bridgette) Baldomero, Tony (Lehua) Baldomero, Dick (Sharla) Matsumoto, Barry (Dyan) Sugita, Andrew (Judy) Sugita; daughters, Caroline (Tommy) Rosas, Sandra (Richard) Sorbin, Stephanie (Dennis) Valente, Darlyne Baldonro, Frances Marie Jacobsen; 37 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 7 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Tuesday (Feb. 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers, please.

ROBERT “BOB” GILKEY

Posted On February 12th, 2015 -

$nameROBERT BOB GILKEY Robert “Bob” Gilkey, age 86, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015 in Olympia, WA. He is preceded in death by his wife, Conchita. Bob was born in Oakland, CA on February 17, 1928. Bob graduated from Santa Clara University in 1952 and moved to Hawaii right after graduation. In 1957, Bob became the Personnel Director for St. Francis Hospital. In 1967, Bob was appointed as Deputy Director for the State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. In 1986, Bob was appointed by the former Governor George Ariyoshi to be the Director of the Labor Department. Upon his retirement from state government, Bob was a lobbyist for Hawaii Fire Fighters Association and Hawaii Electricians Local Union 1186 IBEW. Bob was well known throughout the Democratic Party of Hawaii for his tireless help in the campaigns at the local, state and federal level. Bob lived by a strict moral code which was the basis of his strong character. He had unwavering faith in the Lord. Bob is survived by five sons and two daughters, John Gilkey; Cristina Gilkey; Victoria Gomes; Philip Gilkey; Daniel Gilkey; Joseph Gilkey; and Lt. Colonel Vincent Gilkey; along with nine grandchildren. Funeral Mass- Monday, 02/16/2015 at 11:00am, Holy Trinity Catholic Church. “Celebration of Life”-Tuesday, 02/17/2015, Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel: Visitation 4:30pm – 5:30pm; Service 5:30pm – 6:30pm; Reception to follow. Interment; Wednesday, 02/18/2015, 11:00am, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers please. Aloha or casual attire.

James (Jimmy) Kwan Kee Park

Posted On February 12th, 2015 -

JAMES (JIMMY) KWAN KEE PARK James (Jimmy) Kwan Kee Park passed away peacefully on February 12, 2012. He was a man who always had a friendly smile with twinkly eyes, a hearty laugh, a generous spirit who was always compassionate toward everyone he met. He was born on February 22, 1913 in Pyongyang, Korea and immigrated to Hawaii in 1923. Dad was born to be an artist and never wavered even when his father broke his brushes and threw his paints away. He became an illustrator of Hawaiian flora for Dr. Otto Degener, Professor of Botany at the University of Hawaii. Later he studied in New York at The Art Students League and illustrated for the New York Botanical Gardens. He graduated from the University of Hawaii and taught art until his entrepreneurial spirit took him into various businesses. He founded Park’s Art Shop which produced ceramic art, etched-glassware, abstract oil paintings, wire sculptures, ceramic art and hand-screened silk shirts. He then co-founded Park-Forrest Ltd., a textile design and printing company. He created realistic Hawaiian flora print designs that were becoming popular for aloha wear. Later the company was sold to Von Hamm-Young Textiles. His art was displayed in many galleries of Honolulu, including the Advertiser building and Honolulu Academy of Arts. He belonged to the Metcalf Chateau a group of seven Asian-American artists with ties to Honolulu. It flourished after World War II, and its other members were Satoru Abe, Bumpei Akaji, Edmund Chung, Tetsuo Ochikubo, Jerry T. Okimoto, and Tadashi Sato. Dad lived for many years in Los Angeles, California where he opened William’s Art Studio and Amme House Gallery. One of his last paintings was of our Lord God, a beautiful peaceful painting. Our Dad lived a fulfilled artistic life. He is survived by wife, Han Kap Chung Park, sister Dorothy Tong; daughters: Signe (Roger) Godfrey, Coral (Art) Vellocido, Dawne (Richard) Hotema, April (Robert) Hamatake; sons: Conrad (Kathi), Reuben (Marion), Edison (Toni), and Rodney Park, and stepson William Chung Kim. Other survivors include 3 nephews and 1 niece, 26 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

GEORGE MCKIBBIN, IV

Posted On February 12th, 2015 -

GEORGE MCKIBBIN, IV December 8, 1951 to February 1, 2015 George “Pete” McKibbin, passed away after a lengthy illness in Knoxville, Tennessee. Pete was born at camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the eldest child of George McKibbin Ill and Sheila dePasquale McKibbin. He is survived by his son J.P., wife Elizabeth and two grand- children, his mother, Sheila and brothers, Michael, Adrian, Angus, Sean, and Owen and sisters Sheila and Claudia. Pete graduated from Hawaii Preparatory Academy, in 1970, and from Chaminade University in Honolulu, where he received a degree in Business Administration/ Accounting. He was a certified public accountant. Services Monday, February 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic church in Pinehurst, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hawaii Preparatory Academy Advancement Fund.

NIRANJAN RAJDEV, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Posted On February 12th, 2015 -

$nameNIRANJAN RAJDEV, M.D., F.A.C.P. Niranjan Rajdev, M.D., F.A.C.P. died peacefully in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 03, 2015 in at the age of 75. Dr. Rajdev is survived by his wife, Karin, daughter Deena, and grandson, Jeremy, all of Honolulu, Hawaii. As well as brothers and sister in Europe and India. He is preceded in death by his son, Atul, also of Honolulu. Dr. Rajdev was born on July 26, 1939 in Jamnagar, India to. He graduated from Ruprecht- Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg in 1970 in with a degree in Medicine. Dr. Rajdev began working for Queen’s Medical Center, The Honolulu Medical Group, and eventually in private practice as a Medical Oncologist & Hematologist. Dr. Rajdev was an accomplished at Physician, who worked very hard, and always put his patients first. Besides being in private practice, he was a staff member at Queen’s Medical Center and Wahiawa General Hospital, he also worked in Hilo, Hawaii and Kona, Hawaii. He always knew there was a need for a Medical Oncologist on the Big Island of Hawaii, and filled that role for over 35 years. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 11am at the Outrigger Canoe Club, with a reception to follow. Please confirm attendance to deena.c@me.com. The family would like to thank the staff at Hale Nohea and Ho’okele for their wonderful care and dedication to Dr. Rajdev’s final year.

CAROLYN MARIE FUJIWARA

Posted On February 12th, 2015 -

$nameCAROLYN MARIE FUJIWARA Age 70, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away January 23, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born March 9, 1944 in Honolulu, HI. Carolyn was formerly employed by Global Travel Agency & Home Contractors, Inc. She is survived by son, Shane S. (Sandy) Fujiwara; daughters, Dawn P. T. (Sidney) Takara, Regina M. (Lance) Yamamoto; brother, Wallace (Gerilyn) Murai; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Feb. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

CECELIA ANITA QUINDICA SOLOMON

Posted On February 12th, 2015 -

CECELIA ANITA QUINDICA SOLOMON Age 87, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away January 14, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born June 5, 1927 in Makawao, Maui, HI. Retired from the State of Hawaii Department of Education. She is survived by husband, David K. Solomon; daughters, Natalie Graham-Wood, Tereen G. Natividad; 8 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 4 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Tuesday (Feb. 17) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa). Program 10:45 a.m., Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

AYAKO IMAI

Posted On February 11th, 2015 -

AYAKO IMAI Age 99, of Honolulu, passed away January 11, 2015 in Honolulu. Born October 21, 1915 in Honolulu. She is survived by son, Walter K. (Lynn) Imai; daughters, Dorothy S. Colby, Maydell Y. (Jerald) Crane of WA, Carol A. Imai; sisters, Thelma Yamashita, Elsie Sakimoto; 5 grand- children; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Sunday 2/15 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Casual attire.

DENNIS MACHADO, 54

Posted On February 11th, 2015 -

$nameDENNIS MACHADO, 54 Dennis Machado, 54, of Wailuku, passed away on February 2, 2015 in Honolulu. He was born on January 27, 1961 in Honolulu. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Ballard Family Mortuary, and Memorial Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Family requests no flowers. Dennis was a graduate of Moanalua High School, Class of 1979. He retired as a Fire Fighter for the Maui Fire Department and was stationed in Hana. He is survived by his sons, Desmond Kia’aina Machado, and Daylan Kainoa Machado; father, Larry T. Machado; mother, Alma Machado; and grandmother, Thelma Koja. Online condolences may be made to: www.ballardfamily mortuaries.com

Shigeo Tsuhako

Posted On February 11th, 2015 -

SHIGEO TSUHAKO September 1, 1933 – February 1, 2015 Beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Shige was born in Kahului, Maui and passed away peacefully after a short illness at Torrance Memorial Hospital. Survived by wife May of 53 years; daughter Joy Tsuhako Salas; son-in-law Sergio Salas; grandchildren Zachary and Sanoe; and brothers Rikio and Masao of Maui. Services will be held on Kauai on April 4, 2015 at the United Church of Christ in Waimea. He was honorably discharged from the US Army and was a retired insurance agent. Family respectfully request no flowers and no monetary gifts (koden).

NATSUE HONDA

Posted On February 11th, 2015 -

NATSUE HONDA Age 97, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away January 10, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born May 17, 1917 in Honolulu, HI. Predeceased by husband, Tatsuo Honda and son, Paul Y. Honda. She is survived by sons, Isaac K. (Leila) Honda, Daniel M. Honda; daughter, Evelyn A. Honda; grandchildren, Deanne (David) Schroeder, Darren (Jacqueline) Honda, Dawn Honda, Andrea Keao, Andrew (Kara) Honda, Delvin Honda, Delsie (Brian) Abarca; 10 great- grandchildren. Private services were held. No koden please.

ALMA PUANANI BRITO CULLEN

Posted On February 11th, 2015 -

ALMA PUANANI BRITO CULLEN January 17, 2015 Alma Puanani Brito Cullen, 92, formerly of Makaha and Moloka’i, died. She is survived by son David Moana Rawlins, daughter Diane Tanna, sisters Clara Sabas, Dorcas Deteso, and Edythe Prestige, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Services at Hawaiian Memorial Park, 10:30 am, on Friday, February 27.

SADA NIIMI NAKAMURA

Posted On February 10th, 2015 -

SADA NIIMI NAKAMURA Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away January 22, 2015 in Honolulu. Born February 12 1929 in Waimea Northshore, Oahu. She is survived by sons, Donald F. (Myungsun) Nakamura, Norman (Debra) Nakamura, David (Jeraldine) Nakamura; daughters, Naomi (Bradley) Wong, Midori (James) Okazaki; brothers, Edward Niimi, Benjamin Niimi; sister, Lily Nakamura, 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Private services were held.

CHARLENE TOSHIE YOSHIDA

Posted On February 10th, 2015 -

CHARLENE TOSHIE YOSHIDA Age 63, of Mililani, HI, passed away December 21, 2014 in Aiea, HI. Born January 9, 1951 in Japan. Retired from Hawaiian Telephone. She is survived by husband, Glenn K. Yoshida; daughter, Rachel Chun; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Saturday (Feb. 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

EDWIN MANLOLOYO COSTANIOS

Posted On February 9th, 2015 -

EDWIN MANLOLOYO COSTANIOS Age 70, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 14, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born September 29, 1944 in Ewa, HI. Edwin was a 1964 graduate of Waipahu High School and attended Kapiolani Community College-Culinary Arts Program. He was a chef at various hotels & restaurants. He is survived by mother, Aurelia Costanios; brothers, Ceferino Costanios, Jr., Daniel (Sandi) Costanios; sisters, Gloria (Peter, Sr.) Espiritu, Cynthia (Michael) Soule. Visitation 9:15 a.m., Friday (Feb. 13) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa). Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

ROCKNE M. SUZUKI

Posted On February 9th, 2015 -

ROCKNE M. SUZUKI Age 71, of Santa Clarita, CA, passed away December 24, 2014 in Santa Clarita, CA. Born November 8, 1943 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by daughters, Allison (Ian) Ayabe, Renetta Niblick; grandson, Aidan Ayabe. Private Services were held.

REBECCA E. NISHIMURA

Posted On February 9th, 2015 -

REBECCA E. NISHIMURA Age 74, of Mililani, HI, passed away January 8, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born August 21, 1940 in Staunton, VA. Rebecca was a retired teacher from Mililani Waena Elementary School. She is survived by husband, Henry N. Nishimura; son, Denny (Gemma) Nishimura; daughter, Katie Nishimura; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (Feb. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

LAWRENCE “LARRY” SAKATA

Posted On February 9th, 2015 -

LAWRENCE LARRY SAKATA Age 84, of Waianae, HI, passed away January 16, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born June 16, 1930 in Waianae, HI. Navy Public Works Center retiree. He is survived by spouse, Janet S. Sakata; sons, Lawrence (Olivia) Sakata, Jr., Clayton T. Sakata, Russel S. Sakata; daughter, Cassandra (Roy) Doi; brother, Brian T. Sakata; sisters, Eileen Chai, Jane Goto; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

PAUL H. MORIKAWA

Posted On February 8th, 2015 -

PAUL H. MORIKAWA Age 71, of Mililani, HI, passed away December 6, 2014 in Mililani, HI. Born October 3, 1943 in Wailuku, Maui, HI. Paul was the proprietor of PHM Construction. He was a member & former business manager of the Iron Workers Union – Local 625. He is survived by wife, Elsie Morikawa; daughters, Debra (Banks) McMillan, Carrie (Reyn) Hata; brother, Wilbert Morikawa; grandchildren, Evan McMillan, Jade McMillan, Amy McMillan, Brock Hata, Mason Hata. Private Services were held.

ROBERT (BOBBY) MAMAKI KUAKINI

Posted On February 8th, 2015 -

$nameROBERT (BOBBY) MAMAKI KUAKINI Robert (Bobby) Mamaki Kuakini, age 70, passed away on January 28, 2015 at his home in Maili, surrounded by his family. Bobby was born on April 28, 1944 to Daniel and Vivian Kuakini. He was a retired Plumber with Local 675. Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Ivanelle (Navarro) Kuakini and his children, Rob Jr. (Celia), Wendy, Lance Kaleo (Teo), and Michelle (Lucius) Crabbe. He is also survived by 9 grand- children, Kana, Brittni, Samantha, Kristen, Leimana, Cross, Kalani, Joshua, and Chance. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave, Waianae, HI 96792 (1st Road). Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Services at 10 a.m., lunch to follow.

VICTORIANO RESQUER

Posted On February 8th, 2015 -

$nameVICTORIANO RESQUER Age 86, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 6, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born January 3, 1929 in Aiea, HI. He is survived by wife, Mestota “Linda” Resquer; sons, Robert (Midge) Resquer, David (Lora) Resquer, Paul (Sherry) Resquer; daughters, Catherine (Kimo) Kula, Evangeline (David) Park; sisters, Juliana Bolosan, Dolores (John) Costales, Josephine (Francis) Cavaco; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Thursday (Feb. 12) at Resurrection of the Lord Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

KENNETH GARY WOOD

Posted On February 8th, 2015 -

$nameKENNETH GARY WOOD Kenneth Gary Wood lost his battle with Leukemia and a broken heart just before midnight, January 16th 2015. His last hours were spent surrounded by his family who adored him dearly. Born June 30, 1939 in Copiague, New York he graduated from Amityville Memorial High School, New York. 1n 1958 enlisted as a marine, Ken was stationed at Kaneohe Marine Air Corp station on Oahu, Hawaii. On a weekend break, he met my beloved mother Julia Kapohakimohewa at Makapuu beach and from that moment he enjoyed a beautiful marriage of 50 years until she passed away May 2011. My father LOVED playing many sports (baseball, football and basketball) in his younger years and then enjoyed competitive softball and tennis with his buddies when he lived in Hawaii. From these weekly battles, he maintained friendships that lasted decades even after he couldn’t hit the court or links anymore. He shared so many stories and fond memories about his group of friends. He truly missed them dearly when we had to move him to Dallas. Ken was an incredible salesperson. The memory that I will hold dearest to me when I think of his business dealings was not all the awards he won as a top salesman year after year, but all of his clients who were loyal to him for so many years. When he retired the phrase they all shared with me was “your dad had incredible integrity”. Hats off to you dad for doing things the right way. Survived by his son Derek, Daughter-in-law Tammy, Grandchildren Connor, Tyler, Kenneth and Jason. Sister Bobbi and brothers Robert, Donald and immediate family Diane and Ron. Dad you were an incredible father, husband and mentor I am so honored to be your son. Words could never describe how much we miss you and forever in our hearts, A hui hou kakou. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Ken’s honor to the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate

LUCY NAVARRO

Posted On February 8th, 2015 -

LUCY NAVARRO Age 83, of Waianae, HI, passed away January 20, 2015 in Waianae, HI. Born December 6, 1931 in Makawao, Maui, HI. She is survived by sons, Sanford (Lisa) Navarro, Alex (Mara) Gaspar, Paul (Nikki) Navarro; daughters, Linda (Glenn) Tanaka, Susan (Jay) Serrao, Janice (Don) Bongo; brothers, Ismael (Flo) Hintacutan, Sergio (Norma) Hentacutan; sister, Dolores Aranaydo; 20 grand- children; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Thursday (Feb. 12) at St. Rita Catholic Church (89-318 Farrington Hwy, Waianae). Program 10:00 a.m., Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

CHUNG DHO AHN

Posted On February 8th, 2015 -

$nameCHUNG DHO AHN Chung Dho Ahn, 93, passed away on Oct. 12, 2014. Born on Dec. 31, 1920, Mr. Ahn attended McKinley High School and the University of Hawaii where he was graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1945, he married Helen H.B. Lee and together they raised five daughters. Chung Dho Ahn worked for Park & Park Engineering before establishing his own civil engineering and real property development corporation, Chung Dho Ahn & Associates, Inc. which he successfully ran for many years. He and his wife Helen Ahn were major fund-raisers for and instrumental in the building of the Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawaii. Having been predeceased by his beloved wife Helen, Mr. Ahn is survived by his five daughters Karen Ahn, Jennifer Ahn Minami (Howard), Marcella Ahn Sugihara (Stuart), Lucy Ahn, Margaret Ahn Seabright (Michael), 10 beloved grand- children and five great-grand- children. A private service has been held.

DR. THOMAS HIROSHI TERUYA

Posted On February 8th, 2015 -

$nameDR. THOMAS HIROSHI TERUYA March 5, 1936 – January 21, 2015 Thomas Hiroshi Teruya, M.D., 78, of Honolulu, passed away on January 21, 2015, at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, in 1936, to Yoken and Nancy (Ushi) Teruya, Tom was the eighth of nine children. He grew up working on his family’s fruit and vegetable farms in Kailua and Waianae. Wanting to get the best education he could, he enrolled at Iolani School in 7th grade. He graduated with honors and left Hawaii to attend Kenyon College in Ohio. Tom was so homesick for Hawaii, that he decided to be a doctor so he could come home and practice. He graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in Pennsylvania, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. He interned at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, and completed his residency at Los Angeles County General Hospital. After serving two years in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, he returned to Hawaii to begin his private practice. He chose obstetrics because he took pride in bringing new life into the world. In 1969, Tom joined the Honolulu Medical Group. Five years later, he joined a private practice, which has thrived and now includes six doctors. He enjoyed admitting privileges at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children and The Queen’s Medical Center, where he was known by patients and staffers for his expertise and comforting bed-side manner. In 1990, he humbly received the Ke Kauka Po’okela (The Outstanding Physician) Award from Queen’s. Tom was dedicated to providing the best care and most current treatments and continued his education by participating in seminars and conferences. He was a member of The American Medical Association and The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The well-being of his patients was the focus of his professional life for over 45 years. He made himself available to them 24 hours a day, and wouldn’t rest until he knew they were cared for. Several years ago, he scaled back his practice and concentrated on gynecology. He was able to spend more time at the golf course, often golfing four times a week at Waialae Country Club. He was an avid sports fan and regularly attended University of Hawaii football and volleyball games. Most importantly, he traveled several times a year to visit his grandchildren in California. Nothing made Tom happier than spending time playing games with them. He loved being able to watch them practice karate and play hockey, soccer, baseball. He was a proud “Papa” who always shared how pleased he was with his grandchildren’s accomplishments. He is survived by his wife, Margie; son Dr. Theodore; daughter Mia (Stephen Odell); brothers Minoru (Kay), William (Mitsue) and Paul; sisters Lillian Kamisato and Betsy Oshiro (Wally); and three beloved grandchildren, Trevor Odell (15), Trent Teruya (10) and Chloe Odell (8). He was preceded in death by daughter, Tracey. A service celebrating Tom’s life will be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary-East Chapel on Sunday, February 15th. Visitation begins at 2:30 p.m. Service begins at 4 p.m. Aloha attire is welcome. Private inurnment on Monday, February 16th. *- Dr. Teruya was a U.S. Navy Veteran

KATSUMI OHAMA

Posted On February 8th, 2015 -

$nameKATSUMI OHAMA Katsumi Ohama, 91 of Honolulu died on January 26 in Honolulu. Born March 30, 1923 in Honolulu he was a retired president and principal broker of Kats Ohama, Ltd. – Realtors. He was a veteran and MSgt in World War II, retired member of Honolulu Board of Realtors, Hawaii Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and The Investment Group, Realtors (TIGR). He was preceded in death by wife Eiko Ohama and son Ken Ohama. Survived by daughters Jun (Nobuyasu) Ishibashi of Japan, Kei (James) Nakagawa of Hilo, Mei (Dean) Yoshikawa of Honolulu, Lei (William) Rol of Honolulu, brother Toru (Janet) Ohama of Honolulu, sister Himeko (George) Hieda of Honolulu, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grand- children, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a loving husband, father, grand- father and great-grandfather. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary offerings). Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran