Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

MARY A. KAHALEHILI

Posted On December 5th, 2015 -

MARY A. KAHALEHILISept. 8, 1936-Dec. 5, 2011 Today marks the 5th year of your passing, yet it seems like only yesterday. The hurt is still deep within my heart, which never seem to go away. E ku'u ipo, ku'u wahine male, Malia (My sweetheart, my wife Mary) He aloha au ia 'oe (I love you) 'O 'oe no ka'u i aloha (You are the one I love) Roven

BARBARA E. LEONARD

Posted On December 5th, 2015 -

BARBARA E. LEONARD Age 96, of Honolulu, HI, passed away November 14, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born July 30, 1919 in Grand Rapids, MI. She was a retired accountant for Kraft Foods & a Hawaii resident for many years. She is survived by daughter, Shirley (Douglas) Meyer; 2 grandchildren. Private Services were held.

“BILL” DONALD WILLIAM WOOD

Posted On December 4th, 2015 -

BILL DONALD WILLIAM WOOD "Bill" Donald William Wood MPH, PhD passed away at 69 years of age in Honolulu. He was born in Regina Saskatchewan to the late Gordon and Elmona Wood. Bill is survived by wife Sandie, son Patrick, and cousins. He was especially fond of nephew-in law Mark (Twyla) Foley and brother in law Scott (Jackie) Park. Bill started his career as a social worker in Qu'Appelle Region, Saskatchewan, a move in 1973 put him in charge of the first Rehabilitation Program in Canada's Yukon. The program still exists as the Challenge Community Vocational Alternatives. From the Yukon to University of Hawaii Manoa where he completed graduate degrees in public health and sociology. His life was dedicated to Public Service and love of teaching, research and mentoring students at Manoa. He enjoyed travelling, working on projects in many Pacific Islands, and teaching in Bangkok, Australia, and Alaska. Bill served on local and national boards, often as chair as well as research and international working groups. A celebration of his "retirement" will be held on April 2, 2016 at Kaneohe Yacht Club. We miss him terribly. www.BorthwickOahu.com

Hilda Keanokapulani Donnelly

Posted On December 4th, 2015 -

HILDA KEANOKAPULANI DONNELLY Age 89, died at home, October 22, 2015. Born, June 1, 1926 in Honolulu. Predeceased by husband, William Kekuapaele Donnelly. Survived by daughter, Willa; sons William and Peter; 5 grandchildren. As Kapulani requested, burial services are private. Please join family and friends to remember Kapulani, Sunday, December 6, 2015, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, St. Andrew's Schools, Ylang Ylang Couryard. Come hear stories, tell stories, laugh, sing, cry, enjoy music. Lunch at 12:00 noon.

LOUVERICK “ERIC” ECHIVERRI PASCUAL

Posted On December 4th, 2015 -

LOUVERICK ERIC ECHIVERRI PASCUAL Age 48, of Aiea, HI; formerly of Las Vegas, passed away November 5, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born October 25, 1967 in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. He was employed at Preferred Home Community Base Services. He is survived by daughters, Ashley May Ventura Pascual, Adrianna Pascual; son, Andrew Jacob Pascual; parents, Teodoro "Ted" & Adelaide "Aida" Pascual; brother, Eugene "Gino" E. Pascual; 1 granddaughter. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Tuesday (Dec. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Wednesday (Dec. 9) at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea). Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/ Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

ONATSU NAKAMOTO

Posted On December 4th, 2015 -

ONATSU NAKAMOTO Age 102, of Mililani, HI, passed away November 22, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born April 6, 1913 in Kamuela, HI. She was a homemaker. She is survived by sons, Francis (Dorothy) Nakamoto, Clarence (Velma) Nakamoto, Richard (Kehaulani) Nakamoto; daughters, Maureen Onishi, Bertha (Itsuo) Ohta, Cora (Rudy) Suayan; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great- great-grandchildren. Private services held.

Jo-Ann Iwalani Silva

Posted On December 3rd, 2015 -

JO-ANN IWALANI SILVA Age 69, April 25, 1946 - July 29, 2015. She is survived by 3 daughters in Riverside, CA, Jacqueline Green, Melinda-Lee (Ernest) Welch and Deborah-Ann (Romone) Stewart. 4 Grand- daughters, Jo-Anna, Shereece, Sherae , Iwalei , 1 Grandson, Delontay and 1 Great-grand- daughter Dalani, 2 sisters, Frances (Mike) Akim, Lynette (Jesse) Moniz and 1 Brother Kaleo (Kamaile) Silva and many Nieces, Nephews, loved ones and friends. Memorial will be Dec. 5th at 3:15 P.M. @ Waimanalo SDA Church 41-592 Poalima St. Waimanalo, HA

MALCOLM TAKAYUKI TOMOOKA

Posted On December 3rd, 2015 -

MALCOLM TAKAYUKI TOMOOKA Malcolm Tomooka, resident of Arcadia Retirement Residence and founder of the Tomooka- Bahng Foundation Charitable Trust passed away on November 17, 2015. May he rest in peace. Private services held.

Paulina Cabael Callejo

Posted On December 3rd, 2015 -

PAULINA CABAEL CALLEJO Age 88, of Honolulu, passed away November 18, 2015 in Honolulu. Born August 1, 1927 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Moises Callejo; sons, Nemy (Fely) Callejo, Eduardo Callejo, Ruben (Rovelyn) Callejo, Melanio (Janet) Callejo; daughters, Thelma (Mhel) Quiling, Zeny (Primo) Unciano, Fe Callejo; 11 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday 12/6 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday 12/7 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

JOE “IPING” ROMUALDO

Posted On December 2nd, 2015 -

JOE IPING ROMUALDO Age 92, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away October 17, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born June 8, 1923 in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Pureza Romualdo; sons, Joel (Doris) Romualdo, Joseph (Lhita) Romualdo, Joeffrey Romualdo; daughters, Linabella (Roque, Jr.) Arios, Jovelyn (Manuel, Jr.) Sy, Mercedes (Jovencio) Gaygay, Nenette (Mhel) Romualdo, Patricia Romualdo, Shiela (Angelo, Jr.) Canionero; 22 grandchildren; 7 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Sunday (Dec. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Monday (Dec. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Eddie Lee Williams

Posted On December 2nd, 2015 -

EDDIE LEE WILLIAMS Age 52, of Ewa Beach passed away on 11/10/15 in Chicago, Illinois. Eddie was born in New York on September 20, 1963 and raised in Mississippi by his grandmother. He is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years Patricia L Williams, his wonderful step- mother Maria Smith, his three children, Kimberly Sorenson, Mellissa Cronin, and Kirk Williams. His five grandchildren, Tiffany Vingua, Brittany Ha, Noah Cronin, Makena Cronin, and Emma Blunt. His two great-grandchildren, Ilyas Abella and Leila Vingua. As well as two nieces and two nephews. Eddie worked for the DOD as a Cyber Security Specialist, for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, commonly known as SPAWAR. He also proudly served as a SSGT in the Marines, as well As the Gulf War in Operation Desert Storm. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, December 5 at 5 PM at Unity Church of Hawaii, located at 3608 Diamond Head Circle, Honolulu, HI 96815 In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the family fund of Patricia Williams.

FLORA CORTES OLIVAS

Posted On December 2nd, 2015 -

FLORA CORTES OLIVAS Age 95, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away November 12, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born March 20, 1920 in Zinarag, Aparri, Philippines. She was retired from the Dole Plantation. She is survived by sons, Theodoro (Mercy) Olivas, Mariano (Mirna) Olivas, Martiniano (Lois) Olivas, Rodolfo Olivas; daughter, Corazon Olivas; 18 grand- children; 36 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Sunday (Dec. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Monday (Dec. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

PERLA MARQUEZ LADIANA

Posted On December 2nd, 2015 -

PERLA MARQUEZ LADIANA Age 72, of Waipahu, HI, passed away November 22, 2015 in Waipahu. Born January 26, 1943 in the Philippines. Perla was a member of Manny Tina Bagasani & United Pangasinan Hawaii Clubs. She is survived by sons, Raul (Violeta) Ladiana, Edwin (Susie) Ladiana; daughters, Lucita (Nestor) Domagas, Rhodelia (Christopher) Webb, Sheryl Saludares, Elizabeth Ladiana; brothers, Boying (Linda) Marquez, Hermie (Rose) Marquez; sisters, Helen (Fil) Briones, Ronelda Marquez, Julieta (Bob) Marquez -Hammitt; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Sunday (Dec 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 10:30 a.m.

Joseph Torres Jr.

Posted On December 2nd, 2015 -

Screenshot 2015-12-07 17.26.06JOSEPH TORRES JR. Nov 7, 2015 Joseph Torres Jr. of Ewa Beach Passed away at his home. He was a 19 yr. Retired Head Shift Leader at the Data Center at Kaiser Moanalua. He is survived by wife, Hattie Jane; sons, George (Nani), Matthew (June) Reyes; 2 daughters, Blanche (Dickie) Naehu, Lisa Ann Pabon; sisters Ann Gusman, Rose Moniz; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grand- children, 1 great- great grandson. Visitation from 5 to 9 pm on Dec 7, and Dec 8, 9am to 12:30pm at Nuuanu Mortuary. Burial at 1pm at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Kaneohe. Orange and Blue Attire on Nov 7 and Casual Attire on Dec 8.

ARIEL DELEON DE JESUS

Posted On December 2nd, 2015 -

ARIEL DELEON DE JESUS Age 49, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away November 8, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born April 26, 1966 in Manila, Philippines. Active with the Ewa Neighborhood Board. Long time volunteer of the Department of Emergency Management. Completed Police Auxiliary Reserve Program, Honolulu Police Department. He is survived by wife, Fay Visaya De Jesus; son, Ariel Francis De Jesus; daughter, Esther Claire Esperanza De Jesus; parents, Sergio & Felicidad De Jesus; brothers, Samuel De Jesus, Sr., Ric Daniel De Jesus; sisters, Salvacion Ramos; Rizalia Pablete; granddaughter, Rina Arielle De Jesus Tateishi-Santos. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Dec. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Tuesday (Dec. 8) at St. Paul Episcopal Church (229 Queen Emma Sq., Honolulu). Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

EDUARDO “ED” BENAVIDES TAYAO

Posted On December 2nd, 2015 -

EDUARDO ED BENAVIDES TAYAO Age 78, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away November 22, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born February 23, 1937 in Manila, Philippines. Retired from City & County of Honolulu. He is survived by daughter, May (Howard) Kaneshiro; sons, Ed (Rosielyn) Tayao, Jr., Jose Tayao; sisters, Aurora Maguddayao, Estrelita Jimenez, Yolanda Tayao, Rebecca Jalasco, Corazon (Avelino) Perez; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Monday (Dec. 7) at Resurrection of the Lord Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu). Program 11:00 a.m.; Prayer service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

VERONICA ANCHETA “TALING” TOLENTINO

Posted On December 1st, 2015 -

$nameVERONICA ANCHETA TALING TOLENTINO Age 84, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 2, 2015 in Waipahu. Born June 3, 1931 in Makaweli, Kauai, HI. She was formerly employed as a clerk stenographer at Pearl Harbor and was a member of the Jehovah's Witness-Waipio Branch. She is survived by sister, Consuelo Ancheta Yamane; daughters, Linda Sue (Jose) Morillo, Roxane (Donn) Tolentino- Howard; sons, Adrian Ancheta Tolentino, Robert (Sylvia) Ancheta Tolentino, Ben (Davelynn) Ancheta Tolentino; 12 grand- children; 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Saturday (Dec. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:15 a.m. Inurnment to follow 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

THEONE K.Y. CHOCK

Posted On December 1st, 2015 -

In Loving Memory of THEONE K.Y. CHOCK Dec. 11, 1951 - Dec. 1, 2013 Gone but not forgotten. Forever in our hearts.

FLORA PERALTA ESPIRITU

Posted On November 29th, 2015 -

FLORA PERALTA ESPIRITU Age 96, of Honolulu, HI, passed away November 5, 2015 in Honolulu. Born September 9, 1919 in the Philippines. She is survived by sons, Ernesto Espiritu, Carlito (Ludivina) Espiritu, Pedro (Nieves) Espiritu; daughters, Angelina Turano, Tita Espiritu, Encarnacion Gallarde; brother, Calixto (Anastacia) Padilla; 39 grand-children; 101 great-grand- children; 20 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (Dec 4) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Dec 5) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; prayer service 9:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

QUIRINO MABANAG BENIGNO

Posted On November 29th, 2015 -

QUIRINO MABANAG BENIGNO Age 86, of Waipahu, HI, passed away November 13, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 9, 1929 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a retired laundry worker for the Ilikai Hotel. He is survived by wife, Bellie S. Benigno; sons, Robert S. Benigno, Joey (Erline) Benigno; daughter, Janette (Daniel) Cachola; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Dec 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Dec 5) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

Allen Kokichi Ikeda

Posted On November 29th, 2015 -

ALLEN KOKICHI IKEDA Was born on March 12, 1941 in Honolulu, HI. Allen peacefully went to be with the Lord on November 13th after a long fight with Parkinson's disease. He is preceded in death by parents Kazuma and Teruyo Ikeda, and younger brother Eugene Ikeda. He is survived by his wife Eddy; daughters Lisa (Dan) Bain, Amy (Dan) Day and Mandy (Robert) Wallace; son David Ikeda; 9 grandchildren; brothers Glenn and Russell Ikeda, and sister Linda August. At Allen's request there is to be no service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to the Parkinsons Action Network by visiting parkinsonsaction.org/donate.

Michael E. Haig

Posted On November 29th, 2015 -

MICHAEL E. HAIG 67, passed away on October 1, 2015. He was born in New Rochelle, New York on December 16, 1947. He was the firstborn child and son of the late Alexander S. Haig and Joan Damon Haig. Michael attended the University of Chicago, where he became very involved in Transcendental Meditation (TM) as a peace initiative. Michael continued to be a friend of the Maharishi Foundation throughout his life. Residing in Europe for many years, Michael spent time in Switzerland learning about financial administration, investments and art collecting. In the 1980's, Michael came to Hawaii where he took more courses in banking at Hawaii Pacific University and began to assist his mother as a beneficiary of the Estate of Samuel Mills Damon. He looked after her interest in the Damon Estate and in the financial management and contributions of the Haig Estate. Michael's mother, Joan Damon Haig was the grandchild of Honolulu banker Samuel Mills Damon and the benefactor of dozens of Hawaii institutions. An avid collector of traditional Hawaiian crafts, paintings and prints, Michael shared his mother's passion for preservation of the land and culture. He supported a variety of organizations including the Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, Moanalua Gardens Foundation, Nature Conservancy and Mission Houses Museum. In 2013 Michael gave to the Hawaii State Art Museum his own valuable collection of Hawaiian crafts, paintings and prints in memory of his mother. Michael was patriotic and actively participated in several leading US political parties. He was a terrific skier, sailed the Atlantic Ocean with his brother David, hiked in the Himalayas, played paddle tennis, and loved dancing Hula, having belonged to a hula Halau. He also enjoyed singing since school boy days at Pingry School and Barlow School, and sang in a barbershop choir in Honolulu. Michael was a well-respected member of the community, as well as an active member of the Outrigger Canoe Club, The Pacific Club, Oahu Country Club and The Explorers Club. He loved dinners, music and revelry. His wit and wisdom will be greatly missed. Michael is survived by brothers Christopher and David, sister Wendy Haig. Services will be held on December 9th, 2015 at 4:30pm at The Outrigger Canoe Club.

KENNETH MITSUO OKAMURA

Posted On November 29th, 2015 -

KENNETH MITSUO OKAMURA 77 years old, passed peacefully at his residence in Honolulu surrounded by his family. Kenneth was born on February 19, 1938 in Honolulu. He graduated from McKinley High School in 1956. Kenneth took over the family business, M. Okamura Contractor, Inc. in 1963 and was President of the company for 45 years. Kenneth is survived by Amy Okamura, his wife of 57 years. He is also survived by daughter Cheryl Okamura-Fansler (husband Mark Fansler); son Frank (wife Shelley); son Dale (wife Iris)-all of Honolulu and son Daryl (wife Jody) of Shoreline, Washington. Kenneth is survived by his 11 grandchildren and 5 great grand- children. He is also survived by his three sisters, Nancy Abe, Pat Nakai and Lorraine Kadooka, all of Honolulu. Memorial service will be held on December 5, 2015 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary at 2233 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation 4pm; Service 5pm The family requests no flowers.

EDITH FUMIKO BISE

Posted On November 29th, 2015 -

EDITH FUMIKO BISE Age 92, of Ewa, HI, passed away October 12, 2015 in Ewa. Born October 30, 1922 in Peahi, Makawao, Maui. She was a devoted den mother of Cub Scout Pack 7; a Waipahu High School adult education sewing instructor, and deaconess of Ewa Community Church. She is survived by husband, Tony Bise; sons, Alan Bise, Leslie (Marcia) Bise, Kerry Bise; sisters, Emily Tamanaha, Janet Okumura; 3 grandsons; 2 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (Dec 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:30 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers please.

TSUGIKO TANABE

Posted On November 29th, 2015 -

TSUGIKO TANABE Age 90, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away November 12, 2015 in Wahiawa. Born January 31, 1925 in Kawailoa, Waialua, HI. She is survived by daughters, Joyce Tanabe, June (Edwin) Nakahara; brother, Shigeo Mukaida; granddaughter, Liane Nakahara. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Dec. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

SUMAE “SUE” TSUHA

Posted On November 29th, 2015 -

SUMAE SUE TSUHA Age 82, of Aiea, HI, passed away November 10, 2015 in Kailua, HI. Born September 10, 1933 in Hamakua, HI. Retired after 40+ years as an executive secretary for Alexander & Baldwin/Matson. She is survived by son, Tom H. Tsuha; daughter, Kelly M. (Guy) Shiroma; brother, George (Micheline) Sasano; sister, Myrtle Ching; 1 grandson. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (Dec 2) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); memorial service 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

RALPH MASAMI MASUKO

Posted On November 28th, 2015 -

RALPH MASAMI MASUKO Oct. 12, 2015 Ralph Masami Masuko, 67, of Honolulu passed away at home. He attended Aiea High School and the University of Hawaii with a degree in Economics. He was a U.S. Army veteran, worked briefly as a draftsman and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He is survived by brothers Arthur and Melvin (Diane) Masuko. Private service held.

SUSANNAH ESCOBIDO DRAVES

Posted On November 28th, 2015 -

SUSANNAH ESCOBIDO DRAVES Age 89, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 31, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born April 10, 1926 in Waimea, Kauai, HI. She was a retired Army Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) cook at Schofield Barracks Bowling Alley. She is survived by sons, David Coronel, Jerry Draves, Kenneth Draves; daughters, Jolene Draves, Penny (Jack) Cawthron; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grand- children; 3 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (Dec 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; prayer service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Glenice, “Gleni” Alena Brown (Chang),

Posted On November 28th, 2015 -

$nameGLENICE, GLENI ALENA BROWN (CHANG) Age 68, of Kailua, a retiree of GMAC and member of Kailua High School's 1965 graduating class, has passed. She is survived through her children, Shannon (son), Ian (son), Preston (son) and Kaohinani (daughter); and eleven grand- children. Services will be held at Oahu Cemetery on Dec 1st. Visitation: 11:00am Service: 12:00 - 1pm. Fellowship until 3pm.

Larry Cosby

Posted On November 28th, 2015 -

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 10.30.20 AMLARRY COSBY Passed away on October 23, 2015. A long-time resident of Maui and Oahu, Larry lived large. He was a quick learner and pro at many things, from snow and water sports to music and career, including hotel manager, real estate broker, and cable company owner. With love and fondness, his friends and family will gather beachside near Diamond Head this Sunday to celebrate his life and memories.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran