Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Gary Tetsuo Kidani

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

GARY TETSUO KIDANI 69, of Honolulu, passed away on January 22, 2017 in Liliha. He was born in Honolulu. He was a retired Central Office Switch Technician at Verizon for 35 years. He is survived by his girlfriend/life partner, Sandra Handa; Daughters, Malia Kidani Cook and Sunny Kidani; sons Kimo (Lei) and Shane Kidani; 3 grandsons and 2 grand daughters. Visitation at 10 am on Saturday (March 4) at Hosoi Gardens Mortuary. Services will be held at 11 am. Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Benjamin Bernabe Mata

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

Benjamin Bernabe MataBenjamin Bernabe Mata 81, of Colorado Springs, Colorado passed away on February 15, 2017. Benjamin was born on March 1, 1935 in Waipahu, Hawai'i to the late Julian Mata and Filomena Paulino. Benjamin served in the United States Air Force before retiring as a Technical Sergeant on September 1, 1976. He loved to bowl and achieved two perfect games of 300 in his love of the sport. His passion was fishing for salt water fish, or on the shores of fresh water lakes while the Sun rises from the east with calm rippling waves, hours of boating in fresh breezes under the warmth of the Sun and spending time with his family and friends. Benjamin is survived by his children daughter Jane Mata and son Melvin James Mata, granddaughter Ashleigh Jadelynn Barinque, his brothers and sisters Jimmie (Cynthia) Paulino, Sue Paulino Mayonado, Alfred (Katie) Paulino Sr. , Geri Paulino and Joey (Michelle) Paulino . He is preceeded in passing by his wife Pearline Mata and parents. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. with a rosary conducted at 2:00 p.m.. Funeral Services Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.. All services will be held at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

JAMES ALVIN HALEY

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

Age 76, of Kailua, died Jan. 28, 2017, in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu and survived by wife, Pamela; sons Matthew (Amanda), and Mark Haley; and two grand- children. He was a retired Commander of the US Coast Guard Reserve; Sears store and logistics manager; DOE science teacher. He was active in the CG Auxiliary; Iliahi Foundation, and a counselor for SCORE Hawaii. Visitation 2 p.m., Saturday March 4, Thurston Memorial Chapel at Punahou School 1601 Punahou Street. Service 3:00 pm. Refreshments to follow. Aloha attire. Lei welcome, no floral arrangements please.

KENNETH KENZO YOSHIDA

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

Age 90, of Pearl City, HI, passed away January 25, 2017 in Aiea. Born June 24, 1926 in Paia, Maui, HI. He was a retired sheet metal worker for U.S. Department of the Navy at Pearl Harbor. He is survived by wife, Karen T. Yoshida; son, Clayton I. Yoshida; daughter, Suzanne T. (Clyde) Miyoshi; sisters, Mae Kuboyama, Sylvia (Alan) Uyehara. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (March 4) at First Baptist Church (1445 Hoolaulea St., Pearl City); memorial service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

TERRY “SHIRO” TARO SHIROMA

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

Age 62, passed away on February 12, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born in Tamuning, Guam on August 4, 1954. Graduated from McKinley High School in 1972. He was on the wrestling and football team. He recently retired from HMSA, working tirelessly for 24 years. Terry was a loving and devoted husband. He was also a very loving father to his children and so proud of what they have accomplished in their lives. He will be forever missed by family, co-workers and friends. He was generous, helpful, caring, a good listener, loved to tell jokes and smiled with a twinkle in his eye. He is survived by his wife Pamela Shiroma, sons Ian-Michael (Kyoko) Shiroma, Van-Michael Shiroma; daughter Shawna-Leigh (Col) Shiroma-Jones; grandchildren Kai Shiroma and Sanoe Jones; stepsons Daniel Botelho, Bryce Botelho, Jonah Botelho and Devin-Scott (Deb) Botelho. Also survived by sister Kary Takemoto (Harry) and mother Helen Maeda. Services will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Downtown. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Services: 6:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

Ruth Puanani Wedemeyer Kam

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

90, of Kaneohe, joined her husband on February 5, 2017. Born on July 10, 1926 in Hilo, she was a retiree of Kaneohe MCAS. Ruth is survived by son Thomas Kam Jr and daughter Debby Chang (Harry), 3 grandchildren Keith (Lee), Kapono and Kau'i Tica (Jarrod), 4 great grand- children Kalani, Nihi, Kahiau, Aulii and 2 great great-grand- daughters Allison and Anastasia. She is survived by brother Kenneth Wedemeyer (Valdean) and sisters Winona Gaison, Bridget Iseke (Whitney) and Myrna Arakaki (Robert). She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years Thomas K W Kam, parents William and Ruth Wedemeyer, brothers Herman, Earl and Charles and sister Jewel Wright Todd. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 1, at Borthwick's Maunakea Chapel from 9-10 followed by services. Burial to follow at 1 pm at Hawaiian Memorial.

Sandra Ann Matsumoto

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

Sandra Ann MatsumotoSandra Ann Matsumoto, 66, of Aina Haina passed away on February 4, 2017. Born in Waimanalo, Sandi is survived by her father Bill Young, husband Roy, son Keoni Vaughn and grandson Hunter. Visitation at 10 am and service at 11 a.m on March 3 at Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

CAROLYN “CAROL” JULIET GALDEIRA

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

Age 73, of Mililani, HI, passed away Jan. 18, 2017 in Waipahu. She was born Aug. 13, 1943 in Kahuku. Retired president at Finance Insurance for 11 years. She is survived by children, Lisa (Embo) Kahoano, Robert (Carol) Davis, Ken (Tracey) Davis, Raymond Pae (Sandra) Galdeira Jr., Guy K. (Christie) Galdeira, Gabriella K. (Troy) Andrade, Rayana K. (Keli'i) Lum, Odette (Vince) Generalao, Lumond Kimo (Leann) Galdeira; brothers, Joseph (Ann) Cadina III, Dwayne (Carol) Cadina, Donald (Vanessa) Cadina; 27 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Mar. 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Dana Rae Park

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

Dana Rae Park1948 - 2016 Dana Rae Park was born on November 3, 1948, in Honolulu, Hawaii and unexpectedly passed away, in Kelseyville, California on December 6, 2016, of natural causes. Dana lived and worked in Honolulu for most of his life, becoming renowned for his activism in protest of the Vietnam war. Dana is survived by one sister, Dicksie Park Tamanaha of Santa Rosa, California, one brother, Linton L. Park, of Tracy, California and five nieces and nephews, including John Tamanaha, Iolani School Director of Interactive Media, Honolulu. Everyone who knew Dana or heard him sing is invited to an "Our Back Porch" Open Mic Celebration of his Life at the Atherton YMCA Coffeeline on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. to share musical tributes and memories by performing in his honor. Call Dicksie Park Tamanaha, at (707) 328-4279, or Laulani Teale at (808) 256-6637.

Thomas John Dedona

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

Thomas John Dedona71, of Kaneohe, died on February 15, 2017 in Kaneohe. Born in Brooklyn, NY. He was a retired construction business owner. He is survived by his wife, Tasha S. Dedona; children, Natalie Dedona, Thomas Dedona, Michael Dedona and Jason Dedona; brother, Michael Dedona and sisters, Amelia Gazzola and Mary Trueman. Memorial service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary Chapel, 1150 Kikowaena St. Honolulu, HI 96819. Visitation 9:00 AM. Service 10:00 AM. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

MELVYN HARUICHI ISHIKAWA

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

Age 90, of Aiea, HI, passed away January 14, 2017 in Pearl City. Born April 13, 1926 in Wahiawa, HI. Retired teacher and counselor. He is survived by sons, Samuel (Margaret) Ishikawa, David (Lynn) Ishikawa; daughters, Ruth (Robert) Montgomery, Priscilla (Clayton) Arakawa; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Sunday (March 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

Irving Mitsuo Uradomo

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

74, a retired insurance executive, passed away on January 23, 2017 in San Mateo, California. He was born on Maui. He is survived by his wife, Irene; daughters, Roxanne (David) Uradomo-Dikeman and Stacey (Olivier) Uradomo-Barre; brothers, Hideaki and Harold (Ada); sister, Doris Yamamoto; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Wilbert “Sonny” Castro

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

Wilbert Wilbert Castro aka "Sonny" by friends and family, 84, passed away on February 1, 2017 at home in Kailua, Hawaii. He was a 3rd generation Kamaaina and the youngest son of Manuel and Gussie Castro. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, he became a lagger and pipefitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He worked his way up to a leadership role and retired as a Foreman for Shop 56. Always one not to keep still, he eventually retired as a plumber from the Honolulu Board of Water Supply. Sonny is survived by his wife of almost 64 years, Winona Sai Lin Castro, children Wilbert Castro Jr. (Pixie), Wayne Castro (Suzanne), Wanette Feguis (Ray), Wendell Castro (Katherine), Warren Castro, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Visitation 9:30 am & Service 10:30 am at Borthwick Mortuary - Makai Chapel on Friday, March 3, 2017. Burial at 1:00 pm at Hawaii Memorial Veteran's Cemetery.

FLORENCE KIYOKO MATSUMOTO

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

Age 95, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away Jan. 3, 2017 in Wahiawa. She was born Sept. 16, 1921 in Wahiawa. She was retired from the Department of Education and was a member of the Nichiren Mission of Hawaii. She is survived by sons, Kevin (May-Lynn) Matsumoto, Ricky (Kathy) Matsumoto; daughters, Denise (Lawrence) Inouye, Jo Ann (Greg) Hayashi; 8 grand- children and 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Friday (Feb. 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m., Sat. (Mar. 4) at Mililani Memorial Park.

Helen Sueko Ikehara

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

Helen Sueko Ikehara98, of Kaneohe, passed away February 5, 2017. Born in Kurtistown, Hawaii on October 17, 1918. Helen was a retired seamstress and supervisor for Malia Fashions. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Ikehara, and daughter, Ellen Awa. She is survived by son, James Shoji (Pearl) Ikehara; son-in- law, Joseph Awa; 8 grand- children and 14 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Sunday March 5, 2017 at Valley of the Temples Memorial Chapel. Memorial service 11:00 a.m. Family requests no flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

LAWRENCE “LARRY” TERUMASA FUKUNAGA

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

LAWRENCE 87, of Honolulu passed away on February 10, 2017 in Honolulu, surrounded by his family and close friends. He was born on June 26, 1929, in Honolulu. He was the man behind "The Ebb Tides." Founder, Entertainment Director, owner and musician. The Ebb Tides were a mainstay from Kahala to Waikiki hotels from the 1960's to the 2010's. Many local entertainers have walked through the portals of the Ebb Tides, the likes of Gabe & Norman Baltazar, Betty Lou Taylor, George & Noel Okimoto, Benny Saks, Arthur Lyman, Ethel Azama, Billy Hew-Len, Byron Yasui, Paul Mark, Bruce Hamada, Ben Vegas, Carol Kai, Melveen Leed, Ed Kenney, and Tomo Fukui, who was a fellow musician and partner at Metro Music Studio. Several of Hawaii's local sumo celebrities such as Jesse "Takamiyama" Kuhaulua, Saleva`a "Konishiki" Atisanoe and Chad "Akebono" Rowan always called Larry to have the Ebb Tides entertain at their gatherings. Larry also was an active musician at Diamond Head Theatre, Flower Drum Song, and other shows; backed up many stars when they performed in Honolulu - Glenn Campbell, Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Andy Williams, Liza Minelli, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, Miyoshi Umeki, and many more. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Peter Moon in 2008 by the Music Foundation of Hawaii; nominated for Senior Volunteer Award 2007. He was mentored by Dr. Arthur Harvey, and served on the Board of Sounding Joy Music Therapy. In recent years, he has been teaching seniors ukulele and was passionate about his Music Therapy Ministry, a legacy left him by Dr. Harvey, and every weekend entertained with other Ebb Tides members at retirement and nursing homes around Oahu. He is survived by his wife, Amy; son, John; daughters, Clairelane (Bernard) Yoshioka; Lawrie (Susumu) Ikeda; Janice (Kevin) Kekoa; Kris McMahon; Tammy (Frank Jr.) Fasi; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and his sister, Jean Kimata. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Service: 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha Attire.

MARIA EVANGELINE GROSSKOPF

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

MARIA EVANGELINE GROSSKOPFAge 76, passed away on January 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. She was born on January 18, 1941, in Pahala, Hawai'i. Maria is survived by her husband, Merle; daughter, Zandra "Dee Dee" (Nathan) Augustiro; grand- sons, Zachary (Shanelle), Zaine, and Zarin; great-grandchildren, Zayden "Kahiau", Mahtai, and Isabella "Kamalei"; brother, Vicente "Shorty" (Shirley) Motas, Jr.; and nieces and nephews. "Celebration of Life" at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel on Friday, March 10, 2017. Visitation, 9 a.m.; Service, 10 a.m. [Burial, 1 p.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery]

HAROLD HAJIME YAMABE

Posted On February 25th, 2017 -

Age 103, of Honolulu, HI, passed away January 13, 2017 in Honolulu. Born January 3, 1914 in Ka'u, Hawaii Island. Former owner of Hal's Electric Supply. U.S. Army veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Service Company. He is survived by sons, Rodney (Yuni) Yamabe, Randall (Verna) Yamabe; sisters, Bernice Asano, Sue Takahama; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Private Services held.

MELVIN “BIG MEL” LANI KAUWALU, SR.

Posted On February 25th, 2017 -

Age 74, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away Jan. 24, 2017 in Haleiwa. He was born Apr. 21, 1942 in Honolulu. He was a member of the Operators Engineers-Local Union #3 & #302. He retired from Delta Construction. He is survived by wife, Ginger- Lei Kauwalu; sons: Melvin (Barbara) Kauwalu Jr., Kevin Magallones; daughter, Deborah (James) Leong Jr.; brother, Tarzone Kauwalu; sister, Yvonne Cox; and 6 grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Wednesday (Mar. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:00 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m., Thursday (Mar. 2) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Wentworth Kukahiko, “Yama”

Posted On February 25th, 2017 -

WENTWORTH KUKAHIKO, YAMA 84, of Kaneohe, died on February 22, 2017 in Kailua. Born in Honolulu. He was a retired Powderman. Survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Nani Aweau, Uilani Talbert, Ernest "Knox" Lake and Adam; brother, Val; sisters, Taira and Nani Tacuban and many grand- children. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Kahaluu Key Project, 47-200 Waihee Rd. Kaneohe. Visitation 9:00AM. Serivce 10:00AM. Scattering of ashes to follow. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

RODRIGO DELOS SANTOS AGUSTIN

Posted On February 25th, 2017 -

Age 62, of Waipahu, HI, passed away Jan. 14, 2017 in Ewa Beach. He was born Sept. 22, 1954 in Cordon, Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Jovita E. Agustin; sons, Randy J. Agustin, Ronie J. Agustin, Jonie R. Agustin; daughter, Dionalyn Agustin; brother, William Agustin, Sr.; sisters, Sebrina Genes, Carmelita Retondo; and 5 grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Tuesday (Feb. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (Mar. 1) at Makai Chapel. Prayer service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

JULIANA CAPARIDA CANEDA

Posted On February 25th, 2017 -

JULIANA CAPARIDA CANEDAAge 88, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away Feb. 9, 2017 in Wahiawa. She was born Aug. 8, 1928 in Kahuku. She worked as a licensed practical nurse at Kahuku Hospital, Wahiawa General Hospital, Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, Madigan Hospital in Fort Lewis, Washington, and Fort Ord Hospital in California. She is survived by daughters, Jackie (Ronnie) Claunan, Edwina (Jose Senas, Jr.) Caneda, brother, Faustino (Sally) Caparida; sisters, Fely Lavarias, Millie (Sonny) Ragragola, Jo Marie Guillermo, Sally (Joe, Jr.) Leong, Angie Caparida; 9 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 2 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 2) at St. Michael Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua); mass 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

LOLITA “LOLING” RAFANAN ANCHETA

Posted On February 25th, 2017 -

Age 79, of Waialua, HI, passed away January 25, 2017 in Honolulu. Born November 11, 1937 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Waialua Sugar Company. She is survived by sons, Agapito Ancheta, Ruben Ancheta, Renato Ancheta, Nelson (Jenny Ann) Ancheta, Eleazar (Rosemarie) Ancheta; daughters, Angelita Ilustre, Nena Ancheta, Davelyn (Ador) Quijano, Gemma Ancheta; brother, Orlando (Irene) Rafanan; 30 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (March 2) Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Robert Yasuke Nakamatsu

Posted On February 25th, 2017 -

Robert Yasuke Nakamatsu, 88, of Aiea, died in Honolulu on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. He is survived by wife Barbara; children Robert Jr. and Susan; grandchildren Nadine and Ryan; brothers, Clarence, David, and Stephen; and sisters Margaret Toma and Barbara Kameda. Visitation at 10:00am, and Service at 11:00am, Monday, March 6, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Daniel H. Uyehara

Posted On February 24th, 2017 -

73 of Honolulu, passed away Feb. 12, 2017. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Hawaiian Dredging. Survived by wife, Charleen; son, Brant (Pinky); daughter, Kari (Kalei) Yasuhara; grand- daughter Breeann; brother, Chester; sisters, Shirley Chun, Janice Wong. Visitation 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday March 4, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 5 p.m.; No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

PATRICIA “TUTU” AGATHA PENEKU

Posted On February 24th, 2017 -

PATRICIA Age 84, of Waianae, HI, passed away Jan. 24 2017 in Waianae. She was born Feb. 1, 1932 in Honolulu. She was a retired postal clerk for the United States Postal Service, an active member of St. Rita's Catholic Church, Nanakuli, a strong supporter of Holy Hill of Zion, Ho'omaka Hou O Ke Akua, and Armed Forces Association. She is survived by sons, Patrick Vernon Taum (Johnleen) Peneku, Joseph Kaimu (Rosita) Peneku Jr., Jayson Iokepa Taum (Emily) Peneku; daughters, Frances Ihilani (Gordon) Kawelo, Mary Ann Kina Peneku Adams, Matilda Leialoha (Charles) Reis, Pauline Nanialii Peneku (George) Reyes, Patricia Kuulei (Pastor Charles) Kailikea, Charmaine Kuuipo Taum Peneku, Shontell Malia Taum Peneku (Robbie) Soileau; 23 grandchildren, 48 great-grand- children, 2 great-great-grand- children, and 2 on the way. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Tuesday (Feb. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

Lena Saise Paulino

Posted On February 24th, 2017 -

68 of Honolulu passed away on 2/13/17 in Honolulu. She was born at Queens Hospital and retired as a Supervisor at Dole Cannery. She is survived by her husband Raymond Paulino; sons: James (Pearl), Dean, Michael Hashimoto; daughters: Cynthia (Ben), Lin Hashimoto, Lawreen Colello, 18 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren. Services 11 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at Hosoi Mortuary. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

ROBERT WILLIAM TRINKA

Posted On February 24th, 2017 -

76, of Kailua, a retired Air Freight Representative for United Airlines, passed away at Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Evanston, Illinois. Survived by wife, Eva Trinka; daughters, Lynn Trinka (David) Ernce and Leilani (Christopher Rawlings) Trinka; two grandchildren, Jillian and Kaimana. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. Friday February 24, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 5:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Siong Wah Yee

Posted On February 24th, 2017 -

77, of Honolulu, Hawaii died in Honolulu on Sunday, January 29, 2017. He was born in Miri Sarawak, Malaysia. He was retired from the State of Hawaii, Dept. of Transportation. He is survived by wife Nyak Mui Yee, sons, Philip (Sheila) Yee, John Yee. Grandsons, Jaden and Jamie. Brothers, the late Siong Lam (Yu Mei Fung) Yee, Siong Onn (Lisa) Yee, Kevin (Margaret) Yee. Sisters, Kam Chee (Chung Khoon) Lau, Kam Saw (Foo Hong) Chong, the late Kam Lan (Peng Nam) Ng, Kam Jung Yee, and nieces and nephews. Visitation: 9:00am, Service: 9:30am on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow.

BETTY CHING WO

Posted On February 24th, 2017 -

BETTY CHING WO          Betty Ching Wo of Honolulu passed away at the age of 91 on February 1, 2017. Betty was born on December 27, 1925 to William Chin Chu and Amy Lau Chu. She graduated from Punahou School, and attended Mills College where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in social science and recently was awarded a PhD, Doctor of Humane Letters.

In 1946, Betty married her high school sweetheart Robert Wo, and they recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. Theirs was a true love story, spanning decades, and producing a close and loving family. Her philosophy of respect, appreciation, and kindness to all was an inspiration to her sons, grandchildren, and extended family. She was the gracious hostess of countless gatherings and celebrations, both at the family home in Kaimuki and at the C. S. Wo & Sons store in Honolulu. Much recognized for her compassion, generosity, warmth, and charm, she was blessed by the love that surrounded her.

Betty enjoyed her roles as a devoted wife, full-time mother, popo, auntie, confidante, best friend to many, and avid community volunteer. She served on the Mills College Board of Trustees for ten years and as Hawaii Mills Club President for decades. Betty was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Honolulu Museum of Art for 31 years, and was an active participant in the Garden Club, investment clubs, golf clubs, and many mahjong circles.

Betty is survived by her husband Robert, sons Bub (Polly), Wendell, Michael (Cynthia), Bennett (Susan), Scott (Nancy), and twelve grandchildren, Kristen (Andrew) Beck, Jamie, Kimberly, John, Kellie, Kelsey, Mark, Bradley, Scotty, Betsy, Ally, and Ashley.

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held on
Sunday, February 26
Punahou School Thurston Chapel
Visitation from 1 pm
Services at 4 pm

The family requests no flowers.
In lieu of gifts, please consider making a contribution to the Honolulu Museum of Art,
Punahou School, UH Foundation – Culinary Institute of the Pacific, or Mills College.


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