Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

HERBERT MORIO YAGI

Posted On November 6th, 2013 -

HERBERT MORIO YAGI July 14, 1931- October 12, 2013 Age 82, of Aiea, HI, passed away at his home. He was born in Honolulu. Herbert was a retired Fed Gov auditor at Fort Shafter and an Air Force veteran. He was also the Head Sensei at the Pearl City Hongwanji Judo Club for many years where the club holds a record of being Grand Champion of the Honpa Hongwanji Judo tournaments for 10 consecutive years under his leadership. He is survived by his wife, Toshiko; daughters Jennifer (Reid) Yamauchi and Dr. Celeste Yagi (Dr. Sean Holliday); 6 grandchildren; brothers Stanley (Jane) and Richard (Takako) Yagi; sister Jean (Charles) Tamashiro; and In-laws Richard Asato and Mickie Yagi. Services will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Sat. Nov. 9, 2013 with Visitation at 3:00 pm and Services at 4:00 pm. Casual attire. No flowers.

JAMES GROVER EASLEY

Posted On November 6th, 2013 -

JAMES GROVER EASLEY SR. 65 formally of Honolulu passed away. A Memorial Service and scattering of ashes will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Easley’s Beach Cottage R1 at 53-567 Kamehameha Hwy Punaluu, HI. Survived by 6 children, Jill Easley and James (JB) Easley Of Honolulu, and Joshua, Justin, Jonathan and Jeremy, Sisters Anita and Sharron (Texas), 11 grand- children and former wife & friend Terrie Carvalho Easley.

BARBARA JEAN AYAKO KIRKER

Posted On November 6th, 2013 -

11-6 BARARA KIRKERBARBARA JEAN AYAKO KIRKER COLUMBIA, SC Barbara Jean Ayako Kirker, nee Nelson, was born on May 7, 1939 in the then Territory of Hawaii. Her parents were Loren Milton Nelson and Nancy Shizuko Nelson, nee Matsumoto. Barbara grew up in Honolulu and was graduated from the Roosevelt High School there. Immediately thereafter she was tapped by an Hawaiian Dance troupe to go with them to New York City to dance there in the popular Hawaiian Room of the Lexington Hotel. Barbara was a Hula Dancer beginning at age 4 and danced in various semi-professional groups while growing up in Honolulu. This was her first professional contract and she became a lead dancer for her troupe at the Hawaiian Room. She became very popular with all who saw her with her charm, beauty and wonderful dancing skill. For complete obituary information, please go to www.dunbarfuneral.com. To learn more about Barbara and her husband Bill and their life’s work, go to www.kirkerfoundation.org.

GIFFEN, GRACE CLEGHORN

Posted On November 5th, 2013 -

GIFFEN, GRACE CLEGHORN Giffen, Grace Cleghorn, 98, of Wahiawa, HI and Annapolis, MD, died October 22 of old age. Born on Kahuku Sugar Plantation, Kahuku, Januray 4, 1915 to the late Grace Olsen Cleghorn and William Arthur Cleghorn, Grace grew up in a world full of animals, agriculture and bare feet. Peacocks were watchdogs and a wild piglet that she raised would follow her to school. Grace boarded at Punahou School where she took swimming lessons from Duke Kahanamoku and became a strict grammarian. Despite her fluency in pidgin English, Grace never mistook the proper use of the personal pronouns I and me. She remembered the attack on Pearl Harbor only too well – a bomb, a dud, landed in their front yard. During the War that Grace met her husband of 59 years, Capt. Robert (Skip)C. Giffen, Jr., USN, of Annapolis, MD. Skip was a submariner, in and out of Pearl Harbor on patrol when introduced to Grace. They married six weeks later at St. Andrew’s Cathedral and what followed was a typical military life: lots of moves and frequent separations. Still, Grace returned to the Islands regularly and, when asked where she was from, always said Hawaii. Following Skip’s retirement, the couple settled in Annapolis in 1967. At the time of her death, Grace had outlived most of her contemporaries but she will continue to be loved by her family and friends for her strong sense of propriety, perfect grammar and encyclopedic knowledge of Emily Post. Grace was preceded in death by her mother in 1934, father in 1959, husband in 2003, brother C.T. Cleghorn in 1972 and sister Dagmar C. Baldwin in 1973. She is survived by her daughter Dagmar G. Cosby, her son Robert C. Giffen III (and wife Ann Lallande); her four grandchildren: Erin C. Plumb (and husband Marion), Carrington G. Cosby, Robert C. Giffen IV (and wife Katelyn), Nicole L. Giffen and her two great grandchildren: Grace and Emma Plumb. Memorial donations in her name may be made to: Punahou School, 1601 Punahou St, Honolulu, HI 96822. Online condolences may be made at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com

Eleanor Takeya Ing

Posted On November 5th, 2013 -

11-5 573252  Eleanor Takeya IngCelebrating the life of Eleanor Takeya Ing, born in Honolulu on September 22, 1930 to Takao and Masako Ozawa. Mrs. Ing passed away on October 2, 2013 at the home she shared with her beloved husband of 60 years, Melvin Ing. A graduate of Roosevelt High School, she flew for Hawaiian Air as a stewardess, and later moved with her husband to Moanalua Gardens where they raised their family of six children. Vivacious, stylish, beautiful, and compassionate, she was a devoted wife, beloved sister, loving mother, and proud grandmother of twelve. She left a lasting impression with people she met, and will forever live in the hearts and memories of those who have known and loved her. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Ing is survived by her sons Steven (Lani) Ing and Arnold (Joanne) Ing, and daughters Carol (Bruce) Leonard, Joy Lorick, Lianne (Lee) Reich, and Lisa (David) Woolsey. Also left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren Michael, Rachael, Carli, Terrance, Nicole, Kim, Alexa, Allison, Eason, Ethan, Ian, and Kiyomi; as well as her nieces and nephew, lifelong friends, and devoted caregivers. The family will receive guests at Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church during visitation on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., with the memorial service immediately following at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will take place at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m. Online condolences may be shared at www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

Jack K. J. Hobbs III

Posted On November 4th, 2013 -

11-4 572349   jack hobbs IIIJACK K.J. HOBBS III Spent his life in Nanakuli and attended Nanakuli High and University of Hawaii. He was a Master Carpenter and retired as Regional Manager for Reynolds Recycling. He loved and enjoyed his family time with music, singing, laughing, cracking a joke with his children but most of all, he cherished spending precious time with them at home. Survived by his loving wife Carla; Son and “Bestest Pal” Na’i; Daughters “Baby Girl” Ka U’i, BJ (Eddie Ko), Zanna, Lele (Kyle Evon), and Liana; Part time sons/nephews Angel “Moe” and Kenson “Larry”; Grandsons EJ, Maui James and Baby Mana; Sister’s Weena and Verna; Brother Roger and Hanai Brother Fred Eli; Nieces Cena and Jada; Nephew Baby Jack; Grandniece/nephew. Service will be held on November 9, 2013 at St. Rita Catholic Church in Nanakuli, 91-318 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792. Sharing time: 8:00am-10:00am, Mass 10:00am-11:00am. Pa’ina to follow at the Hobbs Hale.

SOZIMA PILAGO MEDEIROS

Posted On November 4th, 2013 -

SOZIMA PILAGO MEDEIROS Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away October 9, 2013 in Hale Makua, Wailuku, Maui. Born February 13, 1928 in Puukolii, Maui. A retired housekeeper. She is survived by sons, Frank F. (Linda) Commendador of Big Island, Greg Commendador of Big Island, Anthony C. (Kathleen) Commendador of Big Island; daughter, Karen H. (Stephen) Park of Maui; brother, Eustachio “Taki” Pilago; sister, Lucy Magallanes; 7 grand- children; 12 great-grand- children. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (November 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:45 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

MARY MEW ON LUM

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

MARY MEW ON LUM Mary Mew On Lum, 88, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu on October 7, 2013. She was a retired Administrative Clerk with the Social Security Administration in Oakland, California. She lived in San Francisco 50 plus years and returned to Hawaii about 15 years ago. She was the 7th of 12 children born to Chan & Young Kiam Lum. Mary was preceded in death by her brothers: Walter, Lawrence, Harris, and Reuben “Sana” Lum and sister: Violet Okuhara. She is survived by brothers: Edwin “Ah Hook,” Melvin, and Alvin Lum, and sisters: Grace Yap, Mildred Young, Florence Lau, and many nieces and nephews. Private service.

Jay Michael Veltri

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

11-3 571316   Jay VeltriIN LOVING MEMORY OF JAY MICHAEL VELTRI 1ST ANNIVERSARY September 9th, 1978 – November 3rd, 2012 Always Loved & Never Forgotten

Hugh Rutan

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

11-3 HUGH RUTANHUGH RUTAN Of Kalaheo, Kauai, HI. passed away on September 25, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 59. He was born on February 17, 1954. He was the retired owner & operator of Rutan Refrigeration Inc., Kauai, Hi. He is survived by his wife Rene Rutan, Kauai Hi., brother William (Carla) Rutan, Nieces Jennifer Jorgensen, Brianna Rutan, Grandniece Chloe Jorgensen of Ventura CA, & Sue (Glen) McEwen of Peoria, AZ. Send any memorial donations to The American Lung Cancer Association.

MICHELLE DU PREL DE CHAPOIS

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

11-3 MICHELLE DU PREL DE CHAPOISMICHELLE DU PREL DE CHAPOIS After a world life tour around the world, Michelle lost her fight with cancer at 81. She was born in Paris, France. she immigrated to the U.S and worked for the Embassy of Luxemburg in Washington DC. Michelle lived in the U.S, Carribeans, French Polynesia, Australia, Tazmania and so many other countries. Her final years were spent in Hawaii volunteering at the Waikiki Aquarium surrounded by many great friends who helped her fight her cancer. She is survived by her ex-husband and true love Alex. Together they sailed with their two children on their yacht “Lutetia” around the world and found paradise in French Polynesia, there they created the Bora Bora Yacht Club. Her two children, Philippe is married and lives in Australia and has three children and her daughter Sophie is married and lives in Washington State and has two children. Michelle also has a brother, Andre and two sisters in France. Michelle’s adventure continues at the University of Washington School of Medicine Willed Body Program. Her ashes will be sent around the world once she has completed her studies.

JANE DANG LUM

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

11-3 571803  Jane LumJANE DANG LUM Age 82, of Honolulu, HI passed away on October 23, 2013 at Straub Hospital. Born January 2, 1931 in Honolulu, HI. Jane’s early career was as a dietitian at Kamehameha Schools, but she later co-founded Chrysanthemums of Hawaii nursery growing potted flowers for over 20 years. In retirement, Jane continued to be admired for her horticultural expertise and talent for growing just about anything with a home garden that was always full of prized plants and fruit trees which she generously shared with family and friends. She is survived by sons: Alan and Robert Lum; daughters: Judi Lum and Marilyn Ho; 7 grandchildren; sister Alice Van Guilder. Private Services were held. Inurnment was at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

ASHLEY HELYN COLCOL ELLAZAR

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

ASHLEY HELYN COLCOL ELLAZAR Age 22, of Mililani, HI, passed away September 20, 2013 in Duarte, CA. Born September 21, 1990 in Wahiawa, HI. She is survived by father, Herman C. Ellazar; mother, Vernalyn V. Colcol; step- mother, Kristi Ellazar; brother, Timothy S.C. Ellazar; sisters, Aislinn M.C. Ellazar, Verena M.C. Ellazar, Harmony L.C. Ellazar, Katelyn K. Ellazar; grandparents, Nemesio and Aurelia Colcol and Maxima Ellazar; great-grandmother, Estella Ventura; uncle and aunt, Paulo and Amelia Moniz; nephew, Logan K. Martin; fiancee, Albert Iokepa, III; and several more aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

KENNETH GAILLARD MCCRAY

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

11-3 KENNETH MCCRAYKENNETH KC GAILLARD MCCRAY Kenneth “KC” Gaillard McCray, 34, attended Pearl City High and was a 1997 graduate of Campbell High School. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was employed by the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power when he died in Los Angeles, California in the spring of 2013. He was born on August 12, 1978 at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii and is survived by his mother Lee S. Gaillard McCray, father Leonard R. McCray, sister Stacey C. McCray and a host of aunts, uncles and other relatives. Committal services for his cremains will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. in The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

PEDRO L. CORDERO

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

PEDRO L. CORDERO Age 75, of Honolulu, HI, passed away October 10, 2013 in Honolulu. Born October 23, 1937 in Sinilian 3rd, Bitawa, Camiling, Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines. He is survived by spouse, Renilda Cordero; sons, Roylan “Roy” Cordero, Christopher “Chris” Cordero. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (Nov. 8) at St. Philomena Church (3300 Ala Laulani Pl., Honolulu); Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 a.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

David Hisao Miyose

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

DAVE HISAO MIYOSE A former cook at various hotels and restaurants on Oahu and the Big Island, passed away in Honolulu at the age of 57 on Sept. 10, 2013. He is survived by mother, Kimiyo; brother, Morris S.; sister, Carol S. Chung; brother-in-law, Lynndon; nephews, Dallas (Joe-Anna), Christopher and Kellen; grandnieces, Madison and Aubrielle; and Beloved Uncles, Aunties and Cousins. Private services held.

PANANA WIDEMANN ALDEN

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

PANANA WIDEMANN ALDEN 67, of Kailua-Kona, died on October 4, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Gerrit Parker Judd, daughter Luika Judd Wright (Trevor); brothers Panaewa Widemann (Rachel) and Arthur Hoke (Sibi), sister Arvilla Wong (Carl); three grandchildren. Celebration of Life Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m. @ Hulihe’e Palace in Kona, HI. Casual Hawaiian attire. No flowers.

Dr. Charles S. Brown

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

DR. CHARLES S. BROWN 97, Kama’aina, died in Nashville, TN on October 20th of natural causes. He was a retired Waikiki internist and Navy Veteran having served at Pearl Harbor and New Caledonia during WWII. Preceded in death by parents Charles Pickney Brown and Carrie Denize Borges Brown and his partner of 43 years Wallace (Wally) Holt. He is survived by his cousin Antoinette (Nettie) Boucher and other distant cousins as well his beloved cat Lilly, brother-in-law, Darrell Holt and friends Bill Kleinenbroich, Louie Xigogianis, David Penhallow, Barry Peterson, Steve Baugh, Mike White, Chrissie McClure and Alice Crafts. Special thanks to his long time care-giver Punnee (Lek) Kotchasi Reyes. No services, internment in Honolulu. Monetary offerings may be made to the Hawaii Humane Society.

MARGARET ILLINOIS HEALANI RULE

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

11-3 MARGARET RULEMARGARET ILLINOIS HEALANI RULE Age 81, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 16, 2013 in Kapolei. Born April 22, 1932 in Honolulu, HI. She was a bus driver/dispatcher for Hickam Air Force Base and a shop steward IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). Proceded in death by husband Claro Rule. She is survived by sons, Gary Mason (Patricia) Rule, Keke’e Rule, Bully Rule; daughters, Jody Lynn Rule, Rannell Renee (Sonny) Rule; brother, Christopher (Edna) Williams; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grand- children. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JOHN MOSES PUHA, III

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

JOHN MOSES PUHA, III Age 80, of Honolulu, passed away 10/24/2013 at his residence, Honolulu. Born 01/04/1933 in Honolulu. He is survived by Sons: John Moses Puha, IV, Warren Claude (LaVonne) Puha; Daughters: Ellen (Kuulei) Nishiyama, Lillian “Keks” (Mervin) Montez, Shayne “Wehi” Naauao (Dennis); Brothers: John Komeij, Roddy Imada; Sisters: Patsy Kamalani; Grand- children: 16; Great-Grand- children: 15. Private scattering of ashes.

ALEXANDRIA “SANDY” KIU HEE SAKAI

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

ALEXANDRIA SANDY KIU HEE SAKAI Age 72, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away October 12, 2013 at Wahiawa. Born March 3, 1941 in Pepeekeo, HI. A member of the Portuguese Genealogical Society of Hawaii. She is survived by spouse, Lionel Sakai; son, Brian Sakai; daughters, Corinne (Jeff) Miyashiro, Rochelle (Lance) Sakai-Tabe, Roxanne Sakai; step-mom, Elizabeth Ah Chin; brothers, Robert (Florine) Robinson, Benjamin Robinson, George (Maria) Ah Chin, Ray (Tina) Ah Chin; sister, Alberta (Melvin) Jitchaku; 3 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

RAYMOND ADAMS

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

11-3 RAYMOND ADAMSRAYMOND ADAMS Oct. 26, 1931 – Oct. 19, 2013 He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from GTE Hawaiian Tel in 1988 with 36 yrs. of service and the Hawaii Army National Guard with 27 yrs. of service. He is survived by daughter Cheryl Rapoza (Albert), granddaughters Jamie Rapoza and Jennifer Marsh (James), and great-grandchildren Austin and Ava. Mahalo to the ICU medical staff, hospitalists and chaplain at Castle Medical Center for the exceptional care and compassion to Dad and our family. Services to be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary on Nov. 13, 2013. Visitation is at 9:30 a.m. Service is at 11:00 a.m., followed by burial at 1:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans’ Cemetery in Kaneohe. Floral lei welcome.

EDGAR IBERA IBANEZ

Posted On November 2nd, 2013 -

EDGAR IBERA IBANEZ Age 53, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 4, 2013 in Kapolei. Born March 28, 1960 in Cabangtalan, Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Was employed at Pearl Country Club and Aston Hotel Waikiki. He is survived by wife, Rosita Y. Ibanez; sons, Edgar Ibanez Jr., Belmoychoy Ibanez; daughters, Rapunzel Ibanez, Jessica Kate Ibanez; 1 grandson; mother, Marcela Ebanez; brothers, Marnaldo (Adelfa) Ibanez, Roger (Raquel) Ibanez, Marlou (Melisa) Ibanez. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (Nov. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 10:00 a.m. Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FRANK FUJIO TOYA

Posted On November 2nd, 2013 -

FRANK FUJIO TOYA Age 89, of Honolulu, HI, passed away October 15, 2013 in Honolulu. Born August 25, 1924 in Waialua, Oahu. A retiree of Pacific Construction. He is survived by wife, Betty Fumiyo Toya; son, Ronald Toya; daughters, Gerrene (Wayne) Yukuno, Sherri (Garrett) Yoshimoto, Kerri (Myles) Masada, Lorene (Keith) Luke; sister, Hanae Fujimura; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ANGELITA FLORENTIN CORPUZ

Posted On November 2nd, 2013 -

11-2 ANGELITA FLORENTIN CORPUZANGELITA FLORENTIN CORPUZ Age 92, of Waialua, HI, passed away October 5, 2013 in Waialua. Born January 1, 1921 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines She is survived by daughters, Jovita “Jovie” (Marcelo) Espiritu, Jeanette “Jan” (James) Bushey, Merilyn Thompson, Karen Corpuz; sons, Roger Corpuz, Dave (Debbie) Corpuz; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (Nov. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service 12:00 p.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Dennis Warren Cooper

Posted On November 2nd, 2013 -

11-2 DENNIS WARREN COOPERDENNIS WARREN COOPER 70, died October 29, 2013 after a 2 year battle with Leukemia. Dennis was born on October 16, 1943 in LaPeer, Michigan and lived in a number of other states, including Texas, growing up. He was a celebrated high school athlete at Ionia High School in Ionia Michigan – Quarterbacking the football team, as well as playing basketball and golf. Dennis graduated valedictorian of his class and went on to attend the University of Michigan and married his high-school sweetheart, Shari Geisel Cooper. Although the marriage ended, Dennis and Shari were blessed with a daughter, Teresa Lee Cooper Walden – his only child and one of his proudest joys in life. Dennis transferred his studies to the University of Texas in 1966, where he received a B.S. in mathematics and a M.B.A in finance, and also completed all of his course work for a Ph.D. Following his studies, Dennis remained in Austin, Texas and had a successful career in real estate and finance, including serving as CFO of Schlotzsky’s Inc. Dennis enjoyed eating at the original Schlotzsky’s on South Congress Avenue prior to its transformation into a national retail food chain. In 1991, Dennis went to run a marathon in Honolulu, HI and decided to move there for a Hawaiian adventure that lasted 16 years. Dennis loved his time in Hawaii and lived just blocks away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in Kailua, HI, and the Kalapawai Market. Dennis’ passion was scuba diving and he served as a Dive Master for locals and tourists with over 500 dives. He also fulfilled a dream of traveling to and diving at the Fuji Islands. Dennis did have a “day job” in Hawaii as a Mortgage Broker for Mid-Pacific Mortgage. Through his work, he made several long-time friends, including local realtors, who were dear to him. During his time in Hawaii, Dennis enjoyed serving as host to his daughter and siblings and their families who traveled to see the beautiful islands. Dennis’ other interests and hobbies included watching Texas and UofH football and men’s basketball, and Texas and UofH women’s volleyball and basketball. He also enjoyed jogging, reading, music and sports cars. His first car was a Metropolitan and from there he went on to own a Jaguar, Camaro, two Corvettes, a Mazda Miata, and most recently a Mini-Cooper convertible. Dennis enjoyed being a grandfather to his two grandsons, Ryan Tucker Walden and Michael Cooper Walden. He was known as “Grandpa Coop” to them and traveled numerous times from Hawaii to spend time playing with them. Dennis retired in Austin, Texas in 2007 in order to be closer to his daughter and grandsons and enjoyed many hours playing and swimming with them and attending their sports and band activities. His other 2 loves were his adopted cats, Wookie and Henry. Dennis is survived by his daughter and grandsons, sister Nancy Cooper Duggan, brother Larry George Cooper and his wife Judy Cooper, brother Douglas Arthur Cooper and his wife Linda Cooper, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased in death by his father, Randall Eugene Cooper, his mother, Kella Eddy Cooper, his brother, Randall Eugene Cooper, Jr, and his nephew Craig Wilson Cooper. A memorial service honoring Dennis will be held Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 9700 Anderson Mill Rd. Austin, Texas 78750. In lieu of flowers, Dennis requested that contributions be made to Austin Pets Alive! www.austinpetsalive.org or a shelter of your choice that does not euthanize animals. To share condolences with Dennis’ family please visit our website at www.cookwaldenchapelofthehills.com

BLAISE KEAHI LING

Posted On November 2nd, 2013 -

11-2-571469-BLAISE-LING-IN-MEMORIAMBlaise Keahi Ling Ten years June 6, 1988-Oct 29, 2003 We only have a picture now, A frozen piece in time, To remind us of how it was, When you were here and fine. How much we miss you being here, We really cannot say, The ache is deep inside our hearts, And never goes away. We Love and Miss You, Mom, Dad, Kai, Nalu, Kamalani and the rest of the Ohana

ELEANOR SIN YIN LEN

Posted On November 1st, 2013 -

ELEANOR SIN YIN LEN Eleanor Sin Yin Len, born on Christmas Day, 1935, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Mau Yun Len, who predeceased her. She leaves her older sister, Asoong Len Elliott (Rogers), two younger brothers, Norman S.H. Len (Ruby), and Raymond C.Y. Len (Nancy), a niece, Noreen, and nephews Matthew, Joshua, Patrick, Peter and Jason, as well as great-nieces Sophie, Cydney and Cammie and a great-nephew, Christopher. She attended Kamehameha III School in Lahaina, Robert Louis Stevenson Intermediate School, and Roosevelt High School. She received a B.Ed. from the University of Hawaii in 1957, a M.A. in Counseling from Teacher’s College in Columbia University in 1958 and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University in 1979. During her teaching career she taught math and did counseling at Battle Hill Jr. H.S. in White Plains, N.Y., Kapaa H.S. on Kauai, Leilehua H.S. in Wahiawa, and Roosevelt H.S. She joined the Career Services Department at U.H. in 1968 and was Director from 1988 to 2000, when she retired. Eleanor was a friend who gave and received great love and loyalty. She was the heart and soul of her family. We all miss her very much. She was a dedicated volunteer and supporter of the Sacred Heart Church, 1701 Wilder Ave., where services will take place on Friday, Nov. 8th. Visitation is at 9:00 am, with services at 10:30 am. Casual attire. Please no monetary gifts nor flowers. Burial will be at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe at 2 pm.

PAUL W. CHING

Posted On November 1st, 2013 -

PAUL W. CHING Paul W. Ching of Concord, California. The son of Quan Yuen and Pauline Lau Ching died on July 20, 2013 after a brief illness. He attended Punahou School, Purdue University and received a M.S. in engineering from Colorado State University. He worked as a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Hawaii. His work took him to the western states as well as many interesting places in the world. Paul was a gourmet cook and loved sailing, mountain climbing and visiting family and friends. They will miss his wonderful stories and special sense of humor. There will be military services at Manoa Cemetary on November 4, 2013 at 11:00am.

DOLORES “DOLLY” CATUGAL DELAPENIA

Posted On October 31st, 2013 -

10-31 DOLORES DELEPENIA newDOLORES DOLLY CATUGAL DELAPENIA Age 81, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 23, 2013 in Waipahu. Born January 2, 1932 in Waipahu, HI. She is survived by sons, Roger (Shanna) Catugal of OH, Mitchell (Cynthia) Catugal of Maui; daughter, April Catugal (‘Aka Rivers); 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother, Walter (Jean) Delapenia of GA. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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