Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Marguerite (Guiguite) Krieg

Posted On June 18th, 2017 -

Marguerite (Guiguite) KriegRemember Me In Your Heart To the living, I am gone, to the sorrowful I will never return, to the angry, I was cheated, but to the happy I am at peace, and to the faithful, I have never left. I cannot speak, but I can listen. I cannot be seen, but I can be heard. So, as you stand upon a shore gazing at a beautiful sea ... as you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity ... remember me. Remember me in your heart, your thoughts and your memories, of the times we loved, the times we cried, the times we fought, the times we laughed. For if you always think of me, I will never have gone. Thank you for 66 wonderful years, Karl. A celebration of Marguerite's life will be held at 73-4265 Mamalahoa Highway on 6-24-17 at 2:00 p.m. 325-7492

WILLIAM PANG CHO LUM

Posted On June 18th, 2017 -

WILLIAM PANG CHO LUMOn May 28, 2017, William Pang Cho Lum, passed away to be in the loving arms of his Wife Nancy Lum and Grandson Aaron Lum who he missed dearly. Born on December 13, 1927, the youngest of 10 children, he was a brilliant, articulate and generous man who was always there to lend a helping hand. With the potential and talent others recognized, he was promoted quickly to Budget Director during the former days at Hawaiian Telephone; during retirement he worked as an Agriculture Inspector at the Honolulu Airport. In celebration of his life, his spirit will return home to Kaneohe near the beautiful mountains that he and Nancy cherished. William is survived by Daughter, Donna Lum Kagawa (Charles); Son Brian Lum; Grandchildren Ryan and Jessica Kam, Jared Lum, Chad Kagawa; Sister Lorraine Thomas of Oklahoma. Private remembrance to be held.

Wallace H. Matsumura

Posted On June 18th, 2017 -

Wallace H. MatsumuraDec. 9, 1930 - Mar. 10, 2017 Wallace H. Matsumura, age 86, passed away peacefully at home on March 10, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. Wally was the youngest of three children born to Kazuma and Toyo Matsumura in Waimea, Kauai. He graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1952, and completed post-baccalaureate work at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University. He retired in 1986 after a 30-year career in OHSU's Immunology department. Wally is survived by his wife, Diana; son, Robert; daughter, Jennifer; grandson, Owen; sister, Edith; aunt, Sally; uncle, Joe; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Remembrances may be made to Waimea High School (Kauai, HI). Private services were held. Full obituary at www.neptune society.com/obituaries.

Linda Ann Lehua Tam

Posted On June 18th, 2017 -

Linda Ann Lehua Tam65, passed away peacefully in her home on April 20, 2017. Linda was born on November 1, 1951, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The second born of four children to Caroline Swift and Tong Sing Tam. A retired federal employee of the Department of the Navy, Pearl Harbor where she worked for 32 years at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Naval Ocean Processing Facility, Naval Public Works Center, and Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT). Linda was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed traveling, shopping, visiting with friends and family, and spending time with grandchildren. Linda is survived by her 3 children: Melvyn (Geraldine) Hirahara, Michael-Lynn "Cha-Cha" (Eric) Takemoto, Shane (Nikki) Tam; 10 grandchildren: Evan, Malisa, Alexandria, Andrew, Makayla, Jazlynn, Jayden, Gavyn, Elyjah, and Jase; Brothers: Merton Kekiwi, Gary Tam, Fred Tam; Sisters: Eloise Kapuniai, Leona Hirahara, Diana Wong, and preceded in death by brother Eugene "Sonny" Swift and twin granddaughters Arianna and Brianna. Memorial Service for Linda will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Chapel; Visitation at 9am and Services at 10am. Flowers welcome. Private scattering of ashes at a later date.

HANG YIU LEE LEUNG

Posted On June 18th, 2017 -

87, of Honolulu, HI, died June 2, 2017. She was born in China. She is survived by daughters Yin Ping Kwok, Yin Yu Ching, Yin Wan Leung, Eva Mayeshiro and sons Yat Hung Leung and Kwok Hung Leung, 10 grand- children and 6 great-grand- children. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Harry Akira Wago

Posted On June 18th, 2017 -

89, of Honolulu, a Korean War veteran and retired Staff Sergeant for the United States Army, passed away on June 7, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Bess; son, Grant (Yumi); daughter, Sharen Wago; brothers, Wally (Leatrice) and George; and grandson, Christopher. Visitation is at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Dawn Michele Tamaribuchi

Posted On June 18th, 2017 -

Dawn Michele TamaribuchiDawn Michele Tamaribuchi, 53, of Pleasanton, CA passed away on May 2, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Peter Patras; mother, Gail Tamaribuchi and father, Franklin Tamaribuchi. Dawn was born in Denver, CO. She graduated from St. Andrew's Priory in Honolulu and the University of Southern California. She worked as a Senior Administrative Specialist Marketing & Business Support at Chevron and insurance agent. She was truly an "Island Girl" having spent her formative years in Kailua, HI. She loved everything Hawaiian, especially hula, music and food. She will be remembered for her endless laughter, concern for others, and the environment. She was also a generous and giving person who gave her time and energy to others in need. Typical of her compassion for humanity, she was an organ donor to help others live. Celebration of Life will be held on July 1, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary in Kaneohe; visitation at 10:30 a.m. and services to start at 11:00 a.m. Gifts in her honor may be made to: Dawn Tamaribuchi Memorial Fund c/o St. Andrew's Schools, The Priory 224 Queen Emma Square Honolulu, HI 96813. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

EUNICE Y. M. CHUN LAU

Posted On June 18th, 2017 -

EUNICE Y. M. CHUN LAU94, died peacefully on June 4th, surrounded by three generations of her family. Predeceased by her husband, Kwock Nam Lau, she is survived by her children: Liana (Charles) Benn, Roger Lau, Phillip Lau, Lorraine (Eugene) Young, and hanai daughter Cathy Lin. She is also survived by her brothers: Tit Mun (Carol), David T.S. (Dolores), Tit Kwong (Lorraine), Tit Kwon (Ellie) Chun, sister-in-law Elsa Chun, sisters: Mary (Wah Gon) Tom and Susana (Ching Ping) Liu; 7 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Pui Duck (Leon) Lee, and brothers Tit Jong and Tit Houng Chun. She came to Hawaii in June 1941 with three younger brothers under her care. She later met and married Kwock Nam and they had four children. In 1966 she and her husband opened C&L Market in Chinatown and then in 1984 consolidated the family business to Royal Kitchen. They both were active supporters of several Chinese community organizations such as the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, United Chinese Society, Lung Doo, Lung Kong, Leong Doo Societies and the Lau Family Association. She was devoted to her family and business and was known for her generosity to friends, family, and strangers alike. Services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea - Vineyard Chapel, on Monday, June 26. Visitation hours are from 9:30 am; service begins at 11:00 am and graveside services will follow at 12:45 pm, Nu'uanu Memorial Park.

HOWARD ALEXANDER OKITA

Posted On June 18th, 2017 -

HOWARD ALEXANDER OKITA81, of Kailua, passed away on June 2, 2017. He graduated from Iolani and was a retired Chief Master Sergeant for the Hawaii Air National Guard. Coach "O" dedicated 55 yrs mentoring and coaching youth from Kailua American LL Baseball, Kailua H.S. Softball, Hawaii Loa College and HPU Softball. He is survived by wife Nina Okita; daughters Renee Kiyabu, Donna Okita and Wanda Okita; grandchildren (6); great-grand- children (5); sister Sheila Murakami; brothers Denis Okita and Lew Morris. Private burial will be held. Celebration of Life on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Hawaii Pacific University Kaneohe campus. Visitation 11:30am. Services 12:30pm.

Robert Yoder

Posted On June 18th, 2017 -

85, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2017, at his home in Kailua, Hawaii. Bob was born on April 25, 1932 to the parents of Denton and Leona Yoder of Mohnton, Pennsylvania. He retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force in 1985 and was later employed by Hawaii Civil Defense and the Bank of Hawaii. He joins his beloved Joan forever in heaven. He is survived by his son, R.D. Yoder; daughter, Jo Ann Moser and three granddaughters, Abby Prinster, Maddie Moser and Sophie Moser. Loved and adored by all he knew. Private services will be held.

Esther Tsukumo Yamamoto

Posted On June 18th, 2017 -

Age 88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on May 10, 2017. She was born on September 19, 1928. She retired from J&H Marsh & McLennan, Inc. She was predeceased by brothers Joji and Tatsuji "Tachi" Yamamoto and sister Doris Shimada. She is survived by sister Patsy Gomez, sister-in-law June Yamamoto, nephew and caregivers Keith and Sharlene Shimada, and many nieces and nephews. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

JULIA GARCIA ACOSTA, “JULIE”

Posted On June 18th, 2017 -

JULIA GARCIA ACOSTA, JULIA GARCIA ACOSTA, JULIE July16, 1945-May 1, 2017 Of Ewa Beach, HI. Born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Pearl Harbor Commissary Store after 30 years, Survived by Husband, Alfredo "Fred" Acosta; Son, Al Acosta; daughter, Joy Rodrigues (Chris), Grand- children, Kelsey, Justin, Alazay, and Aziel, Sister Estrelita Agcaoili (Rogelio) Brother, Daniel Garcia (Helen). Public Viewing and Services Friday, June 23, 530-9pm at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Services and Burial Saturday, June 24, 1030am-1pm at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Casual Attire.

THOMAS T. “TOMMY” MENDONSA

Posted On June 18th, 2017 -

THOMAS T. 55, went peacefully home to the Lord on May 15, 2017. He was a proud graduate of St. Louis High School. Tommy is survived by his wife, Michelle; mother, Muriel Masumura; father, Stanley Mendonsa; brother, Gareth; grandmother, Eunice Masumura- Sakata and grandmother-in-law, Bea Burrows. Private memorial and burial services have been held.

Adelina A. Niino

Posted On June 18th, 2017 -

76, of Henderson passed away May 30, 2017. She was born December 30, 1940, in the Philippines and resided in Henderson for the past 26 years. She was a retired Sales Associate for JCPenney Company (Ala Moana) in Honolulu. She is survived by children, Reggie (James) Hampp of Henderson, Terri (Kevin) Molloy, Roque Jr. Tayaba, Al Tayaba, Spunky (Carol) Tayaba-Becks, Denise (Billy) Kepo'o - all of Kona, Hawaii and Dawn Niino of Henderson; brothers, Juanito (Priscilla) Ambrosio of Mililani, HI, Leonardo (Pua'ala) Ambrosio of Kona, HI, Rosita Dalit of Honolulu, HI, Pacita (Roland) Agbanlog of Mililani, HI, Carmen (David) Vance and Rosa Ambrosio both of Kona, HI; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grand- children; one great-great grand- child; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at Saint Paul's Charismatic Episcopal Church, 201 Taylor Street, Henderson, NV 89015. The family requests no flowers, please. Casual attire.

Fumiko Sato

Posted On June 17th, 2017 -

96, of Honolulu, a retired cashier for Times Super Market, passed away on May 11, 2017 at home. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons, Kenneth, and Paul (Lana); brother, Richard (Bessie) Iwamoto; and by 8 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Visitation is at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Marietta Borromeo Smith-Mauleon, “Mayette”

Posted On June 17th, 2017 -

Marietta Borromeo Smith-Mauleon, MARIETTA BORROMEO SMITH-MAULEON, MAYETTE Died peacefully at Islands Hospice on March 7, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii at the age of 66. Mayette is survived by her spouse, Estela Mauleon, her brother Larry Borromeo, her children: Marie Leanio, Lawrence Smith & Laura Latsis. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren: Monique, Jeffrey, Jacob, Marissa, Cameron, Vanessa, Kelii & Demetri. Mayette was a devout Catholic, & will always be remembered for her infectious laugh & generosity. A private ceremony celebrating Mayette's life will be held on Saturday, June 24th at 11:30AM at Duke's Waikiki. Blessing to start promptly at 11:45AM. Flowers & condolences: 91-604 Makalea Street, Ewa Beach, HI 96706. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Noreen (Kookie) Moon-Ng

Posted On June 17th, 2017 -

Kookie Moon-Ng was born on May 22, 1950 and just celebrated her 67th birthday. She passed away on May 24th in Denver, CO. She previously worked for the Department of Human Services - State of Hawaii and retired in December of 2013. She is survived by husband, Wayne Ng; son, Christopher (Christina Chambers) and 2 grand daughters. Services will be on Tuesday, June 20 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation is from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Services is at 6:30 PM. Burial will be Private.

ELSIE SINNEN KONOW

Posted On June 17th, 2017 -

It is with a joyous heart to announce that our mom, Elsie Sinnen Konow, met our Lord on Wednesday, June 7. She was 86. She is survived by children, Sunshine (Alika) Kuhia Smith, Doreen (Pat) Yasukochi, Valerie (Albert) Konow, Lorelai (Ed) Martins and Rodney (Cherilyn) Konow; grandchildren, Scott, Andrew, Krystal, Taylor, Mckenna, Kennedy, Tina, Teri and Eric; great grandchildren, Jalen, Peyton, Ariston and Alora. She is also survived by her sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. We will celebrate her life on Wednesday, June 21 at 9:00 am at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua. Immediately after lunch, she will be reunited with her husband at Punchbowl at 1:00 pm.

M.C.P.O. BENJAMIN REYES BENITO, U.S.N. RET.

Posted On June 17th, 2017 -

M.C.P.O. BENJAMIN REYES BENITO, U.S.N. RET.Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away May 16, 2017 at Tripler Medical Center. He was born in Mayontoc Tarlac, Philippines, and was also retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He is survived by wife, Marina; son, Ben Jr. (Sandra); daughter, Evelyn (Keith) Kaneshiro; brother, Vic; sister, Norma Thomas; stepsons, Marvin, Edwin, Nathan and Jeremy (Samantha) Gudoy; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children; 2 step-grandchildren. Services will be held Monday, June 19, 2017, at St. John the Baptist-Kalihi. Eulogy and remembrances 9:00 a.m. Visitation 9:45-10:30 a.m. with Mass to follow at 10:45 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Schofield Barracks Cemetery. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

GAYLE MATSUE YANO

Posted On June 17th, 2017 -

GAYLE MATSUE YANOAge 61, of Kailua, passed away unexpectedly on June 1, 2017 at Castle Medical Center. She was born on November 14, 1955 in Honolulu. She graduated from Kailua HS and was a Sales Floor Team Member at Honolulu West Target. Survived by mother, Iris H. Yano; brothers, Terrence (Rosie) Yano, Clinton Yano of Las Vegas; sister, Sharleene (Randy) Yano-West; nephew, Todd Iverson; nieces, Mindi (Kaulana) Kanoho, Terrina Haunani (Cavan) Yano- Medeiros, Trina Yano-McNeeley; and grand nephews and nieces. Visitation 5:00 pm. Services 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Kailua Assembly of God at 669 Iliaina St. Aloha Attire. No Flowers Please.

Clifford Meredith Rigsbee

Posted On June 16th, 2017 -

Clifford Meredith RigsbeeJan 9 1953 - June 16 2016 Cliffy my gentle giant Your smile lit up a room Your love lit up my life Thank you for being my best friend, lover and champion You may be gone from my sight but you are never gone from my heart Rest in love sweet Cliffy until we meet again Your loving partner, Jenni Cooney

GLADYS TERUMI SHIJO

Posted On June 16th, 2017 -

Age 88, of Pearl City, HI passed away on January 26, 2017 in Honolulu, HI. She was born on September 20, 1928 in Pearl City. She retired from Herbert Horita Realty and was a member of the Pearl City Hongwanji. She is survived by son, Clyde Shijo; daughter, Debbie (Anthony) Bird; sister, Ellen Muramoto; sisters-in-law, Florence Shijo, Dora Sakurao; brother-in-law, Iwao "Clifford" Iwane; grand- daughter, Kaylee Bird. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

James Walter Martin

Posted On June 16th, 2017 -

Age 93, of Kaimuki, passed away May 23, 2017. He was born in Honolulu and was a retired aircraft mechanic and shift foreman at Hickam Air Force Base. He is survived by son, Gregory (Chanel) Martin; daughter, Leona (Martin) Powell; seven grand- children; brothers, Ralph and Robert Martin; and sister, Gladys Ogle. Celebration of Life Service to be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; visitation from 10:30- 11:30 a.m.; service at 11:30 a.m., with burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

LINDA Y.U. KAM

Posted On June 16th, 2017 -

64 of Honolulu passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 17, 2017. She was employed by Kahala Longs Drugs for over 40 years. Survived by parents Herbert and Dora Kam. Sister Gwen (Alan) Nakahara, nephew Bryan (Michelle) Nakahara, grand- niece Taylor Nakahara and grandnephew Parker Nakahara. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Service at 10:00 a.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Edith Yuiko Uwono

Posted On June 15th, 2017 -

92, of Aiea, a retired office clerk for Schuman Carriage, passed away on May 17, 2017 in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter, Gail (Glenn) Maruyama; brother, Raymond Iwamoto; sister, Anna Toda and by grandson, Adam. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

James C. A. Wong

Posted On June 14th, 2017 -

James C. A. WongJames Chang Ain Wong peacefully passed away on May 24, 2017 at St Francis Hospice. He was 99. James, known as Jimmy, was deeply committed to his wife Bernice and family. He was a people-first person and touched the lives of many through his dedication to community service. Jimmy will be remembered by those who knew him as a graduate of the Saint Louis College class of 1935, a dedicated parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, an enthusiastic Cubmaster of Pack 56, an avid game player, a trusted friend, and a person with a warm smile that brightened your day. James is survived by his wife Bernice, sons Dennis, Michael and Leo, six grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. In honoring his request, services will be private. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

LANCE KENKO ARAKAWA

Posted On June 14th, 2017 -

57, of Kaneohe passed away on May 3rd at Hospice Hawaii - Kailua. He is survived by his wife Ronnell. Father: Goro, Brothers Dave (Bertha), John (Lori), Woody (Tae) and sister Lei Nani. Children: Bryson, Amber, Amy-lynn, and Brittanie. Stepchildren: Payton (Rhon), Colby (Liezl) and Mia. Services: June 24th, Saturday from 10am with refreshments to follow at Diamond Head Mortuary.

Elizabeth Nieto Robertson

Posted On June 13th, 2017 -

Elizabeth Nieto Robertson, 58, of Honolulu, HI passed away May 16, 2017 in Queens Medical Center. She was born November 1, 1958 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by husband, Michael I. Robertson; son, Kawika Robertson; daughter, Kiana Robertson; sisters, Michelle Andrade and Fayrene Selu; Service: Monday, June 19, 2017 Location: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary Visitation: 9:00 am Service: 10:30 am Burial to follow: Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery Time: 1:00 pm. Aloha Attire . Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

MISAO YARA ASATO

Posted On June 12th, 2017 -

99, of Kaneohe, a retired program analysis clerk for the federal government, passed away May 15, 2017 in Kaneohe. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. Survived by daughter, Elaine (Charles) Toguchi; grand- daughter, Jodi Shaw; grandson, Ryan (Sonia) Toguchi; great granddaughters, Lauren Shaw and Taryn Toguchi; sister-in-law, Lydia Ranger. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Tammy Tamako Yoshitake

Posted On June 12th, 2017 -

Tammy Tamako Yoshitake May 11, 1924 June 12, 2016 Tanka (Japanese short poem) Tsu ma to ko wa Ka mi ni tsu le la le Te n go ku e Hi to li bo o chi de Yo ru no sa bi shi sa Translation Wife and children Were taken to heaven By God lonely are the nights Left all alone ty

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran