Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Cleo Giavis Evans

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

CLEO GIAVIS EVANS
Cleo Giavis Evans passed away March 5, 2013 at Vintage Coventry Senior Living in San Francisco. She was born in Boston on October 5, 1922 and moved to Honolulu in 1930. In 1942, she married Robert Harlan Evans her husband of 64 years. She is survived by her sons Harlan and Rob, three grandchildren Terrence Evans, Bridget Evans, and Adrienne Williams, and three great- grandchildren Ryan Evans, Megan Evans, and Zoe Williams. She is also survived by her first cousins Coralie Vellis and Thalia Tuohy and their many children and grandchildren. Her ashes will be scattered off Waikiki where she will join her husband who passed away December 6, 2006. We were truly blessed with wonderful parents and they will be missed by all. A private celebration of Cleo’s life will be held in Honolulu in early June 2013. Cleo was well known for her enormous creative energy and talents, and for her accomplishments in classical piano, painting, cuisine, design, fashion, journalism, public relations and promotion, golf, Bridge, volunteer work, and her impeccable taste in all that she touched. She was truly a force of life and was loved and admired for it!

DORIS S. SAJI

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

DORIS S. SAJI Age 91, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 12, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born February 20, 1921 in Haleiwa, HI. She is survived by son, Kevin (Chikako) Saji; daughter, Suzanne Takahashi; brothers, Dr. Jerry (Clara) Shimoda of Volcano, HI, Dr. Larry Shimoda of NV, Dr. Stanley (June) Shimoda; sisters, Janet (Yoshimi) Matsunaga, June Hirayama; 3 grandchildren. Private Services were held.

KENICHI “CLIFFORD” IMAI

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

KENICHI CLIFFORD IMAI Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away March 4, 2013 at Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born February 21, 1923 in Waipahu. Retired from Duty Free Shoppers of Hawaii. He is survived by sons, Kenneth Imai, Clift (Gwen) Imai; daughter, Sandra “Sandy” Imai; sisters, Jane Mark, Clara Imai, Genevieve Imai, Lorraine Seng of OR; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 3/27 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

WALLACE PERRY VIERRA

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

WALLACE PERRY VIERRA
Wallace was born on May 27, 1925. He was the second son of Mary Perry Vierra and Manuel Vierra. The Vierra family lived in Pu’unui. He joined the Army at the young age of seventeen. After getting out of the Army, he went to work at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a ship fitter. He retired after 35 years of service. Wally bought a home in Makakilo where he lived most of his adult life. Uncle Wally was a kind, loving and generous person who touched the lives of many. He was like a second father to all of his nieces and nephews and will always be remembered. He is survived by his nieces Marie Paulino, Roberta Mejia, Wallis Freitas, Kathy Smith and Joddy Manuwai and nephews, Victor Vierra and Robert F. Vierra, Jr. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Nani Vierra and hanai niece Renee Kawelo. A celebration of life is planned for March 30, 2013 at Hawaii Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation at 9:00 and service at 10:00. Lunch to follow. Scattering of ashes to be done at a later date.

Jesse Martin Doyle

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

JESSE MARTIN DOYLE Passed away on February 11, 2013 at Kuakini Medical Center. He was born on October 10, 1922, in Paris, France. Jesse was preceded in death by his wife, Alwine Sophie (Horning) Doyle, his twin brother, Edward Doyle Jr. and both of his parents. Jesse is survived by his niece, Waltraud (Horning) (+Horst) Lucke of Bremerhaven, Germany; his great nephew, Thorsten (+Denise) Lucke of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his great niece, Karen (Lucke) (+Thorsten) Kneifel of Wremen, Germany. A scattering of ashes will be held on March 27, 2013 at 10:30 am at Ala Moana Beach In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter.

Lee Sheather aka Gayle Lee Sheather

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

LEE SHEATHER AKA GAYLE LEE SHEATHER September 17, 1937 – March 12, 2013 Lee passed away peacefully at her home in Kane’ohe, surrounded by most of her loved ones, on March 12, 2013. While our hearts are broken, we are comforted by the knowledge that she is finally out of pain and no longer suffering. She is survived by daughters Stacee (Bruce) Randall and Dawn (Lance) Ka’aina, son Caffery Todd (Kelly) Sheather, grandchildren Nicole & Beau Randall, Joshua Nishimura, Michael Sabate, Steisha & Jade Sheather, great-grand- children, Kaison, Kolton & Kobe Bruhn, and sister Audrey Gamonde. Services will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at St. Ann’s Church in Kane’ohe. Visitation at 9:30am, service to start at 10:30am Casual attire. Private scattering of ashes to be done at a later date. A special mahalo to Hospice Hawaii, especially Eleanor, Lilian and Lu(Lou). We could not have asked for three more loving ladies to help us care for mom during this difficult time. Heaven has a special place just for you. God Bless you all!

Charles Lee Giddens

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

CHARLES LEE GIDDENS
Charles Lee Giddens, 66 of Papakolea passed away at his home in Kapa’a, Kauai on February 14, 2013. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1965. Charles was a Vietnam Veteran with the U.S. Air Force & a retired firefighter with the Honolulu Fire Department. Charles is survived by his wife, Beverly Sakai-Giddens; mother, Cecilia Lindo; brothers, Marshall “Hutso” Giddens, William Giddens & Paul Lindo; sons, Howard “Ikaika” Giddens, Imiloa Sakai-Giddens & step son Robert Imai; daughters, Kananiokaaina “Kanani” Giddens- Hulama, Puanani Giddens- Cortez & step daughter Lori Imai. He is also survived by ten beautiful grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel from 5:30pm. Service @ 6:30pm. Private family burial @ Punchbowl Cemetery on Monday, April 1, 2013. Flower lei welcomed in lieu of floral arrangements/wreaths.

ROCKEFELLER AGAWIN FERIDO, SR.

Posted On March 23rd, 2013 -

ROCKEFELLER AGAWIN FERIDO, SR. Age 86, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away February 20, 2013 in Haleiwa. Born February 26, 1926 in Philippines. He is survived by sons, Rockefeller (Lilia) Ferido, Jr., Scott (Sandra) Ferido, Danny (Diana) Ferido; daughters, Mercy Antolin, Evangelyn (Huan) Degunya, Joyceline (Nicanor) Onza; brothers, Prudencio (Virginia) Ferido, Rufino Ferido, Quintin (Maria) Ferido, Jr.; sister, Virginia (Adorado) Laguitan; 12 grand- children; 14 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Tues. (3/26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service: 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wed. (3/27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service: 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

VIOLET ATSUKO TOYOTA

Posted On March 23rd, 2013 -

VIOLET ATSUKO TOYOTA Age 95, of Pearl City, HI, passed away February 12, 2013 in Pearl City. Born October 24, 1917 in Honolulu, HI. Violet was retired from Punawai Clinic in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters, Lucille Manuia of Hilo, Beatrice (Harry) Munsey, Jennie Takushi, Linda Ishikawa; sisters, Elsie “Aiko” Kadota, Helen “Shizuko” Matsumoto, Doris “Fujiko” Funasaki; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grand- children; 1 great-great-grand- child; caregivers, Aurea & Jerry Tinaza. Private Services were held.

ALICE CRUZ FELLEZ

Posted On March 23rd, 2013 -

ALICE CRUZ FELLEZ Alice Cruz Fellez of Eugene passed away peacefully on February 20, 2013 at the age of 92. She was born in Hawaii on November 20, 1920 on the Waialua Sugar Plantation on Oahu’s Northshore, to Alphonso and Cozy Cruz. Alice married her true love George Fellez on December 11, 1941, four days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Upon her retirement in 1992, she and George moved to Eugene to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Alice was a devout Catholic, whose faith was the foundation or her life. She was called upon by many to intercede on their behalf because of her strength of prayer. Alice was preceded in death by her husband George and her son George Jr. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia of Eugene and her son Leonard of Seattle, sisters Margaret Capello of Hawaii, Rita Schaefer of Wisconsin and Alphonso Cruz of Arizona. Rosary: 12:30pm, Wednesday, March 27, at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Burial to follow. Casual Attire.

CHARLOTTE HUNG MOI LUKE MAEHARA

Posted On March 22nd, 2013 -

CHARLOTTE HUNG MOI LUKE MAEHARA Age 86 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on March 10, 2013. Born July 8, 1926 in Kohala, Hawaii. She graduated from St. Andrew’s Priory in 1944. She retired from the University of Hawaii as an Accounting Clerk in 1986. Survived by daughters: Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Young and Rhonda (Mark Moss) Maehara; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; sister: Barbara Tom. Visitation Wednesday (March 27, 2013) from 10:30 am to 11:45 am at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service 11:45 a.m. Casual/ Aloha Attire.

BENJAMIN KAAI, JR.

Posted On March 22nd, 2013 -

BENJAMIN KAAI, JR. Age 82, of Pearl City, HI, passed away February 24, 2013 in Honolulu. Born July 27, 1930 in Honolulu, HI. A retired equipment installer with Hawaiian Telephone, and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by sons, Robert Kaai of NV, John (Kathy) Kaai, Clarence (Cindy) Kaai; daughter, Natalie “Hoku” Kaai (Mark Levi); son-in-law, Alan Suan, Sr.; 11 grand- children; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ann Kaaiawaawa, Annette (Fred) Cadang; sister- in-law, Janet Kaai; brother-in- law, Henry Lancaster. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (March 25) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire.

YOSHIO HAYASHI

Posted On March 21st, 2013 -

YOSHIO HAYASHI March 5, 2013 Yoshio (Yoshi) Hayashi, 80, of Honolulu, a retired graphic designer and artist, died at Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo, served in the Korean War, and later attended art school in Chicago, working there for many years before moving to Oahu. He worked for some of Hawaii’s largest ad agencies, winning many awards for his graphic design work. Two of his paintings were purchased by The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. He is survived by wife, Leslie; sisters Sue Ellen, Kathleen, and Ruth; brothers Susumu, Kenneth, Stanley, and Larry; and nieces and nephews. Visitation at 4 PM, services at 5 PM Saturday, March 30 at Makiki Community of Christ, 1666 Mott Smith Drive. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Library of Hawaii.

KEIJI SHINTAKU

Posted On March 21st, 2013 -

KEIJI SHINTAKU Age 89, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 18, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born April 23, 1923 in Waipahu, HI. Retired U.S. Army and retired City & County employee of Wahiawa Botanical Gardens. He is survived by wife, Jane Shintaku; sons, Glenn (Michelle) Shintaku, Elton (Roxane) Shintaku, Randall (Mari) Shintaku of CA; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grand- children; brothers, Robert (Flo) Shintaku, Steven (Sadako) Shintaku; sisters, Sally Blankenship, Lillian Ishii. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

GENEVIEVE P. SENAS

Posted On March 21st, 2013 -

GENEVIEVE P. SENAS
Age 87, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 20, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born March 9, 1925 in Honokaa, HI. Genevieve was a retired nurse from Wahiawa General Hospital. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons, Stephen P. (Julie) Senas, Jose Senas, Jr., Donald (Jenny) Senas; daughter, Janet Senas; brother, Martin Ponce; sister, Violet Kakaio; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Monday (March 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 12:00 noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HENRY K. IWASA

Posted On March 20th, 2013 -

HENRY K. IWASA
Henry K. Iwasa, Jr., 75 passed away peacefully at his home in Kaimuki on Saturday February 16, 2013. Retired from the University of Hawaii at Manoa as an educational specialist in the Hawaiian Language, Arts, and Culture Department he was also a contract writer for the State Foundation of Culture and the Arts. His vocation reflected his passion for those things in life which though hard to quantify surely make life beautiful. His kindness and generosity towards The Friends of Iolani Palace, The Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band, Hawaii Public Radio, The Hawaii Literary Arts Council and most recently Kahumanu Café in Waianae and to other ‘na mea Hawaii’ (things hawaiian) to name a few has enriched us all and gave meaning to his life. Henry was also a member of the Kaimuki Neighborhood board and because of his involvement the area maintains its homely charm much as it did when Henry was growing up. He never tired of describing the Honolulu of his younger days at Aliiolani Elementary, Stevenson Middle School, Roosevelt High School and The University of Hawaii at Manoa where he majored in Political Science. He was a staff writer on the Ka Leo Newspaper. Those formative years and the inspiration from certain fondly remembered family, friends and teachers prepared him well for the many years that he lived in New York. Henry was in his element not only as a graduate student at Columbia University and later as a foreign student admissions officer but as a denizen of Manhattan more specifically ‘the Village’ and all that the Big Apple of the ’60s and ’70s had to offer. To quote Mame Dennis Burnside AKA ‘Auntie Mame’ from the eponymous movie as she lugs the frumpy Agnes Gooche up a staircase (inside joke), ‘Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death. You have to live, live, live’! And Henry certainly did live. But if New York was the hors d’ourvre then France was the entree and all that comes after. Simply said Henry loved France. Armed with the latest Guide Michelin and a gaelic fluency which he credited to his most cherished friend (you know who you are), Henry ‘did’ the country from Left Bank Paris to Calvados in Normandy and Mont St. Michel down to the Loire Valley to Vichy and hence to Auvergne, Languedoc, Marseilles, Provence and wherever else the rented Citroen traversed to. There would be many more french kilometers before and after his return to Hawaii in order to care for his mother and uncle and despite his distant meanderings he secretly appreciated being a ‘local boy’. So before he leaves come celebrate his life on Sunday 24 March beginning at 12 noon at the house. No flowers. Contributions may be made to one’s own passion. There will be private services another day.

JOSEPH F. MARTINEZ

Posted On March 20th, 2013 -

JOSEPH F. MARTINEZ Joseph F Martinez, best known as Joe Honolulu, passed away at his home in Everett, Washington on March 1, 2013.He was born in Honolulu to Lucea and the late Jose A. Martinez. He grew up in Kalihi Valley the eldest of seven children. After graduating from Farrington High he joined the Navy and served in Vietnam from June 1966 to September 1969. His last duty assignment was on the USS Hissem. He moved to Washington 17 years ago, immediately feeling at home. His true passion was motorcycles and was a member of NW Washington Victory Riders. He rode with anyone riding any make of motorcycle and always came home happy. He is survived by mother, Lucea; daughter, Dominique; son, Donovan; significant other of 21 years, Linda Strand; her son Shaun and family; and siblings, JoAnn Pagador, Beverly Glenn, Rudy Martinez, Marlyn Lewis, Shaleen Martinez, Arlene Martinez with their families and significant others. He never let cancer diminish living life to the fullest. His sense of humor and huge smile are memories we hold dear. Military honors were held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on Tuesday March 19th.

HOPE LEANN CASTILLO PAGLINAWAN

Posted On March 20th, 2013 -

HOPE LEANN CASTILLO PAGLINAWAN Age 13, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away March 3, 2013 in Las Vegas. Born March 26, 1999 in Las Vegas, NV. A student at Garside Jr. High School, Las Vegas, Nevada. She is survived by parents, Jesse Paglinawan & Cheryl Castillo-Paglinawan; sister, Peyton C. Paglinawan; paternal grand- parent, Leah Paglinawan; maternal grandparents, Epigenio & Teresita Bagaoisan; numerous aunts, uncles & cousins. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 26) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 27) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

BENNY J.O. FUENTES, SR.

Posted On March 20th, 2013 -

BENNY J.O. FUENTES, SR. Age 74, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 13, 2013 in Aiea. Born December 30, 1938 in Waipahu. He was a Steelworker for Hawaiian Western Steel. He is survived by daughters, Rochelle (Joe) MasMorell, Sherry Fuentes; sons, Benny Fuentes, Jr., Gerald Fuentes, Gordon (Erin Malia) Fuentes, Garrett Fuentes; sisters, Marylee Willis, Mildred Lani Ibous; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Sun. (3/24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service: 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Mon. (3/25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ALLAN H. RENTON

Posted On March 19th, 2013 -

ALLAN H. RENTON
Allan H. Renton of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at age 87. He was born in Honolulu on January 4, 1926, the son of Allan Renton and Floria Lachmund Renton. He is survived by one sister, June Renton Chambers, and his wife, Doris Davis Renton, plus his son, Allan D. Renton, daughter, June Renton, and granddaughter, Christine Renton Christensen. Growing up in Honolulu, Allan attended Punahou School until WWII erupted on December 7, 1941, which caused his parents to send him and his sister to the Mainland for safety and further schooling. After graduating from Tamalpais School for Boys in San Rafael, CA, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on a ship monitoring weather stations in the Pacific until his honorable discharge in 1946. Later he decided to pursue degrees in Chemistry and Business Administration so he moved to the California Bay Area to begin his studies at Menlo College in Menlo Park. While there he met his future wife Doris Davis of San Mateo. They married after his graduation and then set up housekeeping in Oakland, CA. so Allan could enroll at the University of California Berkeley. When he graduated in 1949 with a B.S. degree they moved to Honolulu and Allan began working for Hawaiian Gas Products. It was founded by his father in 1919 and became one of the oldest industrial companies in Hawaii, dealing mainly in industrial and Medical gases. In 1954 the name was changed to Gaspro, Ltd. Following his father’s death in 1974, Allan decided to sell the business while forming a new company, maintaining land ownership, in 1979. HGP, Inc., which later became Lenakona Development, Ltd., was managed by him along with son, Allan D. Renton. The Renton family ties to Hawaii went back to 1864 when Allan’s great-grandfather, James Renton, traveled from Nova Scotia, Canada and settled in Kohala, Hawaii where he rebuilt and managed the Union Sugar Mill. This early interest in Hawaii sugar was carried on by Allan’s grandfather, George Fullerton Renton, who moved from Kohala to Oahu and became manager of the Ewa Plantation in 1898 followed by his son, George F. Renton, Jr., in 1921 until 1937. As an avid golfer, Allan was a member of Oahu Country Club for a number of years. Later he joined Waialae Country Club where he enjoyed playing with many friends including the “Happy Hackers.” Also, as a member of the Pacific Club, Allan spent his lunch hours playing cribbage with friends in the card room. He will be remembered by family and friends alike for his joyful nature and love of storytelling. While he was involved with and supported many local charities and organizations, Allan favored Kapiolani Hospital/Medical Center, where he served on its Board of Directors for 26 years. The family requests that those wishing to honor Mr. Renton’s memory may send donations to Kapiolani Health Foundation, 55 Merchant St. 26th floor, Honolulu, HI 96813. Attention: Jeffrey Pederson.

JEANETTE MIEKO (SAKAI) GOOD

Posted On March 19th, 2013 -

JEANETTE MIEKO (SAKAI) GOOD
Mar 14, 1939 to March 19, 2008 Five years have now passed and my memories of Jeanette are stronger than the day she died. No one person could have given more of themself than Jeanette. She was a devout family member, routinely demonstrating her mettle to do what was right for her family, regardless of the time and effort it took to meet her personal satisfaction. This was shown for birthdays and all holidays during the year, but particularly the Christmas/New Year season. Jeanette was sought out by many due to her good deeds such as babysitting children at the drop of a hat; tutoring high school students in preparation for graduation; and gladly giving of her time in listening to others. Perhaps her most stunning achievement was rearing our children alone for more than six years during my military career for which she will never receive ample recognition. May God bless you Jeanette. I, along with Alissa, Stanley, and David, including their children, miss you so very, very much. She and our first born, Stephanie, are at peace in Punchbowl, the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu HI.

TERESA CAABAY VALDEZ

Posted On March 18th, 2013 -

TERESA CAABAY VALDEZ Age 86, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 20, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born June 17, 1926 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Member of San Antonio Association, and Narvacan Association. She is survived by husband, Zacarias D. Valdez; sons, Zacarias Valdez, Jr., Reynaldo “Rey” (Florence) Valdez; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (March 23) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JAMES IWAO HIRAI

Posted On March 18th, 2013 -

JAMES IWAO HIRAI Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away March 3, 2013 at Maunalani Nursing & Rehab Center. Born June 23, 1918 in Kauai. Original member of the 100th Infantry Battalion. He is survived by sons, Earl Hirai, Alan (Daphne Ikeda) Hirai, Calvin Hirai; daughter, Pamela Hirai 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday 3/23 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Committal service 9:30 a.m. Monday 3/25 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire.

DOLORES ESPEJO MIRAN

Posted On March 18th, 2013 -

DOLORES ESPEJO MIRAN
Age 83, of Ewa, Hawaii, passed away February 27, 2013 in Honolulu. Born December 21, 1929 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Laurito Miran; sons, Larry (Darlene) Miran, Laurito “Lawrence” Miran, Jr., Richard Miran, David (Jo-Ann) Miran; daughters, Elsie (Robert) Munetake, Lily (Royce) Ynigues, Doris Duque of CA; 11 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (March 22) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa); Mass 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

LINDA KAREN BIERIG (FREITAS DEMELLO)

Posted On March 18th, 2013 -

LINDA KAREN BIERIG (FREITAS DEMELLO) Age 61 of Honolulu, died March 5, 2013 at her home in Nanakuli. Mrs. Bierig was born in Honolulu and a long time resident of the Waianae Coast. She was a homemaker for most of her life and enjoyed the beach. She is survived by her beloved husband, Bobby Bierig of Okeene, Oklahoma; daughter, Christine Karen of Nanakuli and son, Anthony Harris (Tammy Malau’ulu) of Waianae; Stepson, Casey Bierig of Okeene, Oklahoma; Stepdaughter, Angel Bierig Dewitt of Okeene, Oklahoma; 5 Grandchildren, DeAnn Hall, Dwayne Hall Jr., Alana, Akoni, and Alekanekalia Harris and 2 Great Grandchildren, Diamond Holbron-Kealoha, and Emily Pimental; 4 sisters, Memory (Taulua) Pesamino, Bernadette (Homer) Keliiwaiwaiole, Norma Jean (Lonnie) Snyder, Patricia (Darrell) Yamane; brothers, Keoki (Kawehi Lum) and Kepa (Lindsey Kasperowicz); nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Linda (MaMa) loved her family and the outdoors. Her passion was the beach and enjoyed picking beach shells and fishing. She was a loving mother and wife; outgoing and free-spirited. Memorial services will be held on March 23, 2013 from 10am – 3pm at Lualualei beach park (Middle Park) in Waianae. Scattering of ashes will be held at sunset at Makaha Beach.

TADASHI KUNIMOTO

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

TADASHI KUNIMOTO
A service celebrating the life of Tadashi (Tad) Kunimoto was held on March 16 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Tad was born on March 16, 1928 in Kapapala, the island of Hawaii, to Masaki and Momoe Kunimoto. Through the love and sacrifice of his parents, Tad graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Engineering. In Ann Arbor, he met his future wife, Elizabeth (Liz) Nakaeda, and they were married upon their graduation and returned to Hawaii on February 6, 1953. Tad worked at Pearl Harbor, the Federal Aviation Administration, and M & E Pacific, and was a consultant in mechanical engineering. He was highly regarded by architects, engineers, and clients for his excellent work in the designs of systems and for his character that adhered to strict safety codes that affected the buildings for years to come. The North Star of Tad’s life was his commitment to God. For nearly half of his life, Tad had been a member of the Light of Awareness International Spiritual Family, headed by Divine Mother Audrey Kitagawa. He had the honor of traveling with Divine Mother and the Spiritual Family to Geneva and London, and to Ghana and Sri Lanka. On February 6, Tad and Liz celebrated their 60th, their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. On February 14, Valentine’s Day, Tad left the body, attended in love by Liz and his sons. Valentine’s Day was special to Tad, who always sent red roses to Liz, accompanied by an original poem. Carrying on his legacy of love are his wife, Liz; children, Lloyd (Kimi), Laverne (Dick Baker) and Brent (Cheryl); and five grandchildren, Daniel, Lili, Ben, Justin and Michelle.

BONIFACE STEPHEN KAUWEOKAOHELANI AIU SR.

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

BONIFACE STEPHEN KAUWEOKAOHELANI AIU SR.
Boniface Stephen Kauweokaohelani Aiu Sr. was a native Hawaiian of Kailua, Kona ma ka mokupuni o Keawe born on September 2, 1923. He graduated from Konawaena High School and sought higher education on O’ahu. He started in the Fire Department in 1942 as a hose man and retired in 1980 as the Fire Chief. Boniface had five children with Margaret Maiki Aiu, hula master – Karen, Boniface Jr. (deceased), Coline, Guy and Scott. He also had one brother Francis of the Honolulu Fire Department (deceased) and sister Annie Nobriga. He enjoyed his grandchildren and especially his great-grand- children. Special mahalo to Jane and the entire Fellmeth Family. He gives a special mahalo piha loa to caregivers, Bernie Kubo; Bennet Namahoe; Christine Silva and Dalyn. Chief Aiu peacefully passed on February 27, 2013 at the age of 89. Visitation will be at 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. at Hale Kinai Ahi 636 South Street on March 24, 2013. Services to follow.

LEONARDA M. RUBONAL

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

LEONARDA M. RUBONAL Age 80, of Honolulu, passed away February 7, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born January 17, 1933 in Waialua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband, Pablo B. Rubonal; sons, Bernard Rubonal, Felix Rubonal, Philip Rubonal, Rodney (Deborah) Kobayakawa; daughters, Zenaida Ferreira, Yolanda (Keith) Ogata; brother, Lee (June) Valenciano; sister, Mary Acosta; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday 3/21 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Flowers Welcome.

KEITH MAMORU YAMAMOTO

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

KEITH MAMORU YAMAMOTO
Keith Mamoru Yamamoto, 82, of Pearl City passed away March 2, 2013. He is survived by wife Nancy, daughters Teresa (Melvin) Sakurada and Sheila Yamamoto, grand- daughter Grace Sakurada, sister Gladys Sallas, brothers George (Sue), Richard (Carol), and Dr. Steven (Doreen) Yamamoto, and many loving family and friends. He was born in New Mill, Kauai, was a retired pharmaceutical representative for Pfizer, President of the Shiatsu Therapeutic Association of America, and member of the Thursday Golf Club-MSRH. Keith had a way with people and will be truly missed and always in our hearts. Visitation, Sunday, March 24, 2013 noon at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at 1pm. Casual attire. No flowers.

HELEN LAHELA STONE

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

HELEN LAHELA STONE
Helen Lahela Stone, “Tutu”, passed away on March 4, 2013 in Kailua Hospice Care Home. She was born on January 10, 1923 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a retired bartender and a child care provider. She is survived by aunt, Helen “Aunty Lady” Solomon Kamana; sister, Anita Denning; brother, Earl Kalani Simerson; children, Joseph Raymond K. Lui (Agnes), Henry C. Lui (Sharon), Violet Lui-Frank (David), Isaac S. Lui (Suzanne), Adam P. Lui (Anna), Allan Lui (partner, Kehau). Also survived by Dawn Lui, mother of three of her grandchildren; 16 grand- children; 21 great-grand- children; and 3 great-great grandchildren; many nephews and nieces, especially Kevin Denning (Keko); hanai grand- sons, Jacob and Luke Tobias; beloved friends Leland Tobias (Tracy), Gary Moore (Dale), and the families in the Keaniani Street Lane. Her wishes were to be cremated; Services to be held in the Chapel at Oahu Cemetery, Nuuanu on March 22, 2013 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aloha Attire. Her ashes will be scattered on March 23, 2013 at Kailua Beach (Lanikai Boat Ramp) at 10 a.m.


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