Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Atapana Brian Laupati

Posted On December 22nd, 2016 -

Atapana Brian Laupati, 36, of Kailua, died December 11, 2016 in his home. Born in Honolulu. He was a baker with Agnes Bakery. Survived by parents, Atapana and Vaeva Laupati; brothers, Falefitu, Palemene, and Steven; sister, Shantel; Visitation 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center; services 12:00 p.m. Burial follows at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: WOOLSEY MORTUARY SERVICES, LLC

Warren Cook, “Buddy”

Posted On December 22nd, 2016 -

Cook of Waukesha passed away on Dec. 16, 2016 in WI at the age of 70. Buddy lived in Hawaii for over 30 years working as a chef at the Hyatt and then at the Civil Service as an environmental specialist. He is survived by his brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives, many friends, and his beloved dog Charlie. Visitation & services were held in Waukesha, WI. Memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 or to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) 424 E. 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128-6804. Visit www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message. Arrangements Provided By: Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home

Russell H. Teves

Posted On December 22nd, 2016 -

63 of Kailua, passed away on November 13th, 2016. Proceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Ah Lai Teves. Survived by his brothers Nick (Helene) Teves Jr., Pia (Tina) Teves, sisters Mikihala (Paul) Texeira, Kathy (Bill) Breeden and nieces and nephew. Private services held.

EDWIN “EDDIE” H. C. LUM

Posted On December 21st, 2016 -

EDWIN Edwin "Eddie" H. C. Lum 89 of Honolulu, died December 6, 2016. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii March 15, 1927. Eddie, was a retired sheet metal worker at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard-shop 17. He was a veteran of the US. Army. He was an active bowler, ballroom dancer, photographer and tai chi master. Visitation on December 29, 2016 from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will begin at 10:30am, private inurnment.

Michael Satoshi Yamaguchi, “Goofy”

Posted On December 21st, 2016 -

MICHAEL SATOSHI YAMAGUCHI, GOOFY Age 76 of Kaneohe, passed away November 15, 2016. Born in Honolulu. Retired Civil Engineer. Survived by wife, Harriet Yamaguchi; brother, Tom; sisters, Jean and Lynn. Services held. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Kenneth Sueo Nishimura

Posted On December 21st, 2016 -

74, of Honolulu, passed away at home 14 Oct. 2016 attended by wife and children. Born in Haleiwa, retired Lt. Col. USAF, Vietnam era veteran. Survived by wife, of 50 yrs, Gwendolyn, sons Kent and Liam, daughter Gwynnelle (Barry) Gordon, brothers Henry and Edward, sister Ruth Watanabe, nephews and nieces. Private services held. No monetary gifts please.

Beatrice “Aunty B” Ching Ng

Posted On December 21st, 2016 -

91 of Honolulu, Hawaii died November 25, 2016. Survived by: Son: Clayton K.T. (Darnelle) Ng, Daughter: Dianne (Quentin) Gohier, 7 Grandchildren and 5 great Grandchildren. Visitation Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service will begin at 10:15 a.m. Graveside Service 12:45 p.m. at the Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

Clytie K. Yogi

Posted On December 21st, 2016 -

Age 95 of Kaneohe, Hawaii passed away on November 21, 2016 at the Yamashiro Care Home in Kaneohe. She was born on January 10, 1921 in Waipahu, Hawaii. She was retired from Eki Cyclery as a sales/asst. mgr. Clytie is predeceased by husband George G. Yogi and daughter Joyce T. Kekona. She is survived by daughter Aileen (Michael) Miyagawa; 5 grandchildren, Charlene (Miles) Maeda, Dr. Garret (Tamlyn) Miyagawa, Lance Kekona, Michele (Garton) Root, Jason Kekona 6 great- grandchildren, Brandon Kekona, Rylan and Raiden Maeda, Krislyn and Reyn Miyagawa, Noelani Root and brother George (Jane) Higa. Numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of Jikoen Hongwanji Mission, Kita Nakagusuku Sonjin Kai and Ishikawa Shijin Kai. Private services held. No monetary offering please. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Elaine Shigeko Shigemoto

Posted On December 21st, 2016 -

Age, 96, passed away November 26, 2016 in Honolulu. Preceded in death by her husband Takeshi; and sons, Earl and Jerry. Survived by son, Brian; 4 grandchildren; 7 great- grandchildren; and brother, Roy (Fusae) Uyemura. Private services held. No monetary offerings, please. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Patrice Ogawa Peacock

Posted On December 21st, 2016 -

Patrice "Patti", 64, of Pearl City, passed away on November 20, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born on April 26, 1952, in Honolulu. She graduated from Waipahu High School in 1970, and she had a career in sales. She is preceded in death by her father, Takeo Ogawa; her mother, Dorothy Furukawa Ogawa; and stepbrother, Alan Nakatsuka. She is survived by her husband, James Peacock; daughter, Angela Peacock Russell; son, Michael Peacock; four grandchildren; sister, Marsha Ogawa Powers; step- mother, Gertrude Ogawa; and stepbrother, Gary Nakatsuka. Visitation at 5:00 p.m.; service at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hawaii Humane Society. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

George Mitsuo Nakamura

Posted On December 21st, 2016 -

88, of Kailua, a Korean War Army veteran, retired chief of supply and maintenance at Hawaiian Airlines, and former district governor of the Lions Club-Hawaii, passed away on December 12, 2016 at Hale Malamalama. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Winnie T.; son, Gary T. (Connie); daughter, Holly S. Nakamura; sister, Joyce A. Hirasaki (John); and grand- children, Natalie Nakamura and Wesley Nakamura. Visitation: 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at 2:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

ELOISE KEALOHAPAUOLE SONODA

Posted On December 21st, 2016 -

Age 89, passed away peacefully in the early morning on Saturday December 10, 2016. She is survived by sons Hugh (Jean) and Byron; grandchildren and great grandchild (Hugh, Jr., Ada "Sweetheart", Spencer "Kawai" and Kaylie); siblings Mervyn Ishihara and Rosina Lei Kurosawa; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Stanley Tamotsu Uyeda

Posted On December 20th, 2016 -

89, of Pearl City, an Army veteran and a retired air conditioning and refrigeration repair foreman, passed away on November 19, 2016, at Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by son, Glenn Uyeda; daughter, Elaine Silva; brothers, Mike and Kenneth; sister, Greta Nakao, 6 grand- children and 4 great-grand- children. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Edna Yoko Kijinami

Posted On December 20th, 2016 -

80, of Honolulu, a retired company officer for Kokusai Theater, passed away on December 6, 2016 at Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by her husband, Yoshio; brother, Gilbert M. Kimura (Ginny); and nephews, Lance and Grant Kimura. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

TOMIYE OKIMOTO NAKANO

Posted On December 20th, 2016 -

Age 91, of Aiea, HI, passed away July 25, 2016 in Aiea. She was born Aug. 3, 1924 in Paauilo, Hamakua, HI. She was a retired secretary for Waipahu High School. She is survived by son, Stephen T. (Mimi) Nakano; daughter, Kristine N. (Alvin) Saiki; sister, Hisae (Gary) Yamaguchi; 4 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. Private services held.

Thomas Jacob Carter III

Posted On December 20th, 2016 -

Thomas Jacob Carter IIIThomas was born in Honolulu Nov. 19, 1940. He passed away Nov. 22, 2016. He is survived by daughter JoLyn, sister Elisa Carter, & many nieces and nephews. Services Pending. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Joanne Shizuko Sato

Posted On December 20th, 2016 -

57, of Kaneohe, passed away on November 29, 2016, at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by her husband, Toby Sato; son, Ryan (Jamilyn) Yamashita; daughters, Shanna Nakachi and Alyssa Yamashita; grandchildren, Cade, Kairi, Kayla-Aiko and Taylor Jade and brother, Michael Tanaka. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 26, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc.

Kathryn Kimie Fujioka

Posted On December 20th, 2016 -

82, of Honolulu, passed away on December 2, 2016, in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. Born in Spreckelsville, Maui, she retired from F.W. Woolworth. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy and youngest son, Wesley, she is survived by her sons, Gerald and Milton; three grandchildren; brothers, Stanley and Richard; sisters, Harriet and Alice. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc.

ELEANOR C. KAM

Posted On December 19th, 2016 -

Age 89, of Aiea, HI, passed away on December 1, 2016 in Aiea. Born February 27, 1927 in Honolulu, HI. She was a member of the Calvary Church of the Pacific. She is survived by sons, Howard (Susie) Kam, Jr., Calvin Kam, James Kam, Jeffrey (Karen) Kam; daughter, Maxine (Craig) Ikehara, Elaine Akau; 15 grand- children; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Ching Serrao. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 22) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

BROTHER FRANCIS “SKIP” MATTHEWS, S.M. (MARIANIST)

Posted On December 18th, 2016 -

BROTHER FRANCIS Brother for 57 years. Brother Skip was born in Los Angeles, CA. on April 20, 1939. Son of the late Francis and Mary (Kennedy) Matthews, beloved brother of Peter and John Matthews. Graduate of Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, CA in 1958. First profession of vows as a Marianist on August 15, 1959 with Final Profession on August 26, 1962. Following formal education in nursing training Brother Skip was the infirmarian for elder Marianists in Honolulu through the 1960's. In 1971 Brother Skip went to the Marianist missions in Zambia, East Africa, where he served for many years. He returned to the States in the mid 1980's and served as support staff at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, CA and at Chaminade Preparatory in West Hills, CA. During his years in Los Angeles Brother Skip was very active with the Catholic Worker House and in street ministry to those on Skid Row. He retired to the Marianist Community in Cupertino in May of 2016. Services: Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 10:30 Mass of Christian burial in the Chapel of the Marianist Community, 22683 Alcalde Road, Cupertino, burial following at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos. Donations in memory of Brother Skip may be made to The Marianist Province of the United States, 4425 West Pine Boulevard, St. Louis MO. 63108, c/o Marianist Missions Campaign.

David Chu Look Wong

Posted On December 18th, 2016 -

David Chu Look WongDavid Chu Look Wong, 95, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on December 7, 2016 in Kaneohe. He was born on May 26, 1921 in Waialua, Hawaii. David was a proud graduate of McKinley High School, Class of 1939. Also honorably served in the US Army as well as the Hawaii National Guard. David completed his work career and retired from the State Department of Transportation, Highways Division. David is survived by his wife, Katherine L. Wong; Son, Alan D.S. (Hannah) Wong and Daughter, June W. (Steven) Takekawa. Brother, Donald Wong, Sisters, Evelyn Chang and Betty Wong. Grandson, Troy N. Takekawa; Grand- daughters, Tessa J. (Kyle) Gomes, Tanna C. (Bryson) Dang, and Melissa L. Wong. Great-Granddaughter, Sophia K. Gomes. David's greatest achievement was his love of family and friends. Better known as Grandpa Wong after his retirement, Grandpa started as an active volunteer with KCAA Muriel Pre-School, later taking family and friends to long lunches or leisurely dinners that he prepared. Trips to China as well as Las Vegas became a regular adventure in his retirement years and having family and friends along to share the adventure was expected. Grandpa Wong will be sincerely missed by all of the lives that he touched. David's Celebration of Life will be held on December 26, 2016 at The Ko`olau Ballrooms in Kaneohe. Visitation with the family at 10:00am, Celebration of Life Service at 11:00am. Aloha Attire

Macario Lucio Sison

Posted On December 18th, 2016 -

75, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 5, 2016. Born in Benguet, Philippines, he is survived by wife, Petra Abara Sison, son Armando (Jennifer) Sison, brother Teodoro Sison, sister Veronica Egayap, sister- in-laws Mercedes Guillermo and Matilda (Carlos) Villones, and many family members. First day services will be held on December 21, 2016 at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel. Visitation 5 PM, Service 6 PM. Second day service will be held on December 22, 2016 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Visitation 10 AM, Service 11 AM. Burial will follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 1 PM. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Dr. H. Roy McArdle

Posted On December 18th, 2016 -

Dr. H. Roy McArdle Henry Roy McArdle "Roy "was born in the Bronx, New York on December 10, 1919 and passed away on September 13th, 2016. He was the only child of Harry McArdle and Elizabeth "Lillian" Cantwell McArdle. Roy was especially close to and proud of his father who was a detective in the New York City Police Department. Harry died when Roy was quite young and Dad worked hard delivering papers and other odd jobs to help provide for his mother. Roy attended Manhattan College and graduated from Columbia with a degree in Business Administration. He was a proud member of both schools' swim teams. He spent summers working at a Camp Fire Girls Camp as a handy man. It was there that he met the love of his life, Helen Marian Forstner. After a long courtship, they were married on September 9, 1950. Dad was commissioned as an ensign in the Navy on December 12th, 1941, 5 days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He was eventually promoted to Lieutenant Commander serving on a number of ships as a Supply Corp. Officer. He served in WWII in the American and Pacific Theatres and was awarded the Victory World War II medal and the Defense Service medal. In 1957 Roy moved his growing family with four children to Hawaii. He had been stationed there during the war, and desired to retire there. Two more children were born in Hawaii and he retired from the Navy after 22 years of service in 1963. Shortly after retiring from the Navy, Roy started at the University of Hawaii in a newly created position in charge of Career Placement with only a desk and no office. Under his leadership, the department grew as he developed strong relationships with different employers to showcase the university's graduates. He was able to build the department quickly and eventually earned an official office. Twenty five years later, he retired from the University, being honored by many who benefited from his expertise and encouragement. Dad was a lifelong learner and earned his Master's Degree in Business from the University of Hawaii and his Doctorate from University of New Mexico. Roy enjoyed his retirement years with Helen by travelling and connecting with family and friends. He also became an avid runner, and ran a marathon at the age of 60. He was an Iolani Palace docent and very involved with Hospice Hawaii and was recognized as a volunteer of the year. He was very proud of his Irish-Catholic heritage with a lifetime commitment to the Catholic Church. He loved life and made sure we created memories as a family with many planned adventures, endless traditions and silly songs! He also kept in touch with friends he had as a youngster and throughout his life - he had so much fun recalling all the good times, entertaining and sharing our home. Dad had an unwavering commitment to and love for his family. He was the epitome of faithfulness to Helen, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He provided well, and left an incredible legacy for all of us. Dad took special interest in each of us and loved spending time with us individually offering words of encouragement, sound advice and recalling stories of his meaningful life. Dad was a humble man, the ultimate gentleman, and an impeccable dresser. He loved life and we all miss his warmth and smiling blue eyes. We adored our father and are blessed to have been guided by his integrity, honesty, positive attitude, guiding hand, and commitment to doing what was right. He was truly the best of the Greatest Generation. We miss him but we know he is back together with his bride and our mother after enjoying a life well lived! Helen and Roy are survived by their six children: Patrice McArdle, Kenneth McArdle, Lynne McArdle Russell (Gordon), Elizabeth McArdle Solomon (Fred), Kevin McArdle (Jessica), Michele Ka'iulani McArdle Baginski (John). There are 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A special thank you to Lea, Mele and Emily Vaioleti for taking such loving and good care of our Father. Services are January 3rd at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 148 Makawao Street, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, 96734. Military honors are at 1:30 and church services at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Anthony of Padua Church.

MICKEY M. KARIMOTO

Posted On December 18th, 2016 -

Age 83, of Aiea, HI, passed away Nov. 20, 2016 in Honolulu. He was born Jan. 5, 1933 in Makawao, Maui. He was a retired Major from the United States Air Force. He is survived by wife, Sekiko Karimoto; daughter, Linda (James) Huddleston; brother, Richard (Jo Ann) Karimoto; sisters, Yvonne (Toshio) Kishi, Mildred (Gilbert) Kaneko; and 3 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Thursday (Dec. 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m., Tuesday (Dec. 27) at Mililani Memorial Park.

Lionel Medeiros

Posted On December 18th, 2016 -

80, of Kailua, Oahu, died peacefully December 10, 2016. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Cecile Medeiros, daughters, Cissy Medeiros, Lynne Medeiros, brother Thomas (Nicki) Medeiros, grandchildren, Michael and Julia; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 10 AM, on December 21, 2016; Service to follow at St. John Vianney Church in Kailua. A celebration of life lunch to follow at 12 PM.

James “Jimmy” “Toku” Tokuhara

Posted On December 18th, 2016 -

71, of Honolulu, passed away on Monday December 5, 2016. Born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. Graduate of McKinley High School. Avid swimmer and hiker. Served in the US Army. Worked in construction on Kwajalein. Youngest of four children born to the late Masayo Oshiro and the late Isamu Tokuhara. His siblings are Larry Kenichi Tokuhara (Patricia) Kauai; Jane Mitsue Yagi (Stanley); and Harry Kenji Tokuhara (Sandy). He was a devoted and loving uncle to his nieces and nephews Tammy Yagi-Barrett; Randin Yagi (Pamela); Larry Tokuhara, Jr.; Kevin Tokuhara; Reid Tokuhara (Stacia); Lee Ann Tokuhara and Jerard Yagi (Rumi). He especially enjoyed his grandnieces and grand- nephews Travis Barrett; Ryan Barrett; Jayson Tokuhara; Christian Yagi; Colleen Barrett; Shawn Barrett; Abigail Yagi and Markus Yagi. Services: 10:00 am on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at O'ahu Cemetery Chapel and Inurnment at 1:00 pm at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Casual attire.

FUSAE WAKAYAMA

Posted On December 18th, 2016 -

Age 92, of Honolulu, HI, passed away on November 11, 2016 in Aiea. Born October 26, 1924 in Koloa, Kauai. A retired Manana Elementary School teacher. She is survived by son, Mark (Sara) Wakayama; daughter, Gail (Richard) Miyamoto; 6 grand- children; brother, Paul (Natsue) Fujimoto; sisters, Jeannette Okazaki, Alice Uemura. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 27) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); memorial service 6:00 p.m.

Constance Fujie Komoda

Posted On December 18th, 2016 -

99, of Kaneohe, passed away on November 28, 2016 at Palolo Chinese Home. Born October 27, 1917 in Honolulu, she retired from Obun Hawaii. She is survived by her sons, Melvin (Karen) and Donald (Helene) Komoda; daughter, Susan (Glen) Sakata; seven grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc.

Patricia “Patty” Wahineimiola McDougall

Posted On December 18th, 2016 -

63, of Nanakuli, passed away on November 26, 2016. She retired from Straub Hospital as Medical Coding Manager and worked at Kapiolani Medical Center in Records Management. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, she is survived by her sisters Barbara (Bobbie) von Arnswaldt (Chuck), Eldora Kapiolani James, Christine Kakalia, Mary Ann Cayetano; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great- grandnephew. Services will be held December 22, 2016 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Visitation 9:30 AM, Service 10:30 AM. Casual/Aloha attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

SUON OUK KIM

Posted On December 18th, 2016 -

Age 94, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away on November 20, 2016 in Manoa Cottage in Kaimuki. Born May 18, 1922 in Makawao, Maui. She was a homemaker. She is survived by sons, Wayne T.I. (Marjorie Ann) Kim, Gordon D. (Shirley) Kim; 4 grandsons; 1 great-grandson; daughter-in-law, Rhanda Kim; sisters, Soon Hee "Grace" Bisol, Soon Yai "Dorothy" Amaral, Soon Ho "Sarah" (Ted) Palisbo, Num Yone "Marsha" (Cal) Watson. Private services were held.

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