Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

LORRIN F. TAM

Posted On July 24th, 2013 -

LORRIN F. TAM Lorrin F. Tam, 86, of Honolulu, born in Paia, Hawaii, a Hawaiian Telephone Company switching technician, passed away in Honolulu on July 7, 2013. He is survived by wife, Rosalie Tam; sons, Steven L. Tam and Michael A. Tam; brother, Richard “Dick” Tam; sister, Beatrice “Bea” Kong; 2 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Borthwick Mortuary, Makai Chapel, at 1330 Maunakea St. Service: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter and JDRF Hawaii. Online condolences: www. borthwickoahu.com

Lina Jeong Doo

Posted On July 24th, 2013 -

LINA JEONG DOO Passed away on July 12, 2013, at Queen’s Hospital where she received exceptional care from the staff at Queen Emma Tower 7 Ewa. From an early age, Lina had an unquenchable zest for life. As a high schooler in San Jose, she taught herself guitar, played on the tennis team, captained the badminton team, and was a cheerleader and valedictorian. At San Jose State she somehow earned a B.A. in Biological Sciences with Distinction while spending much of her time skiing in Tahoe and performing with a rock band. With early success in the Bay Area, the band ventured to Hawaii. Here, even while facing the harsh realities of show-biz, she fell in love with the islands and with classical music, earned a B.M. from the University of Hawaii, and then an M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She found her spiritual home within the Episcopal Church while leading a choir of nuns at a convent near Boston Commons. Lina mused that her experience at the convent was a cross between “Sister Act” and “The Sound of Music.” Returning to Hawaii, she worked with nearly every local theater in almost 100 productions, either as a performer onstage or as a music director. Lina was instrumental in bringing back the big orchestra to local theaters and was honored with numerous awards for her performances both onstage and behind the baton. She also performed in other venues including Hawaii State Ballet, Hawaii Chamber Orchestra, Honolulu Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Robert Shaw conducting, Michael Jackson’s HIStory Tour, Jim Nabor’s Christmas Shows, and a Public Television special in San Francisco. Among her many achievements as an Associate Professor at Kapiolani Community College, Lina received a Fulbright Grant to study music and culture in Argentina. As bountiful as her interests and activities were, she dedicated most of her energy to her students’ success. Lina was a caring, enthusiastic, and talented teacher. She took personal interest in guiding students to discover the many opportunities available to them. She wanted her students to see the beauty in this world, especially in the world of music and in themselves, with the caveat that nothing comes easy. Lina said she enjoyed being an Electrician: She loved turning the lights on in her students’ heads. Now, Lina herself has become the light on the hill for all of us to see, and it cannot be hidden from us, ever. Lina is survived by her husband Wayne-Wai Doo, mother Beatrice Jeong, and sister Pamela MacMillan. She has two grandchildren Liko and Caelinn, whom she loves dearly, and is blessed with two loving extended families in Hawaii and California. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, July 27, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 720 N. King St. Visitation: 9:00 a.m., Music Tribute: 9:45, Funeral Service: 11:00. Aloha Attire is appropriate. The family requests no flowers.

CLARA-JOYCE P. OLDS

Posted On July 24th, 2013 -

CLARA-JOYCE P. OLDS “Grammie’s an angel now. She”s up in the sky” -3 yr old Max Clara-Joyce Puanani Campbell Siple Olds, born April 8, 1949, was vivacious & chatty, with a pure zest for life. Once asked if she minded getting older, and slightly larger, she grinned and replied, “I’m experiencing life in all of its facets”. And she truly did! She worked for JCPenney, Braniff & America’s Promise. A fashion model, an LPN, a teacher at Kailua & Kalaheo HS,she spearheaded Save Our Bays & Beaches, & ran Judge Mike Wilson’s mayoral campaign. Daughter, Sister, Mother, Grammie, Good Friend, and Cherished Wife. She saw through rose colored spectacles, had a heart full of aloha, and a smile to brighten any day. She loved to laugh! As Alzheimer’s stole her speech and smile, her beautiful spirit still touched all, especially caregivers Maraea Laranang and Bobbie Hashimoto-Perreira On July 10th, she peacefully took Jesus’ hand, at home, surrounded by her family’s love Predeceased by her Father, Solomon Campbell Jr, Clara is survived by her Beloved Husband, Mark N. Olds Jr, Mother, Caroline Kuret, Siblings Bernie, Gary, Bobby & Bruce Campbell. Children, Sandi & Mike (Arlene) Siple, Tara (Kino Ornellas) & Ikaika Olds. Grandchildren, Jordan, Nicole, Aaron, Tia, Max & Emi, Gr. Grandchildren Naiya & Austin. Come CELEBRATE HER LIFE with us @ St. Anthony’s Church Kailua. Visitation on Friday Jul 26, 6:30 pm. Final Viewing Saturday July 27 8:00 am, Mass at 10 am. Reception to follow; visit Clara’s web page @www.borthwickoahu.com and share your love, stories, and condolences with the family.

WILLIAM FERNANDEZ JR.

Posted On July 24th, 2013 -

WILLIAM FERNANDEZ JR. Age 85, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 27, 2013 in Aiea. Born July 22, 1927 in Waipahu, HI. He is survived by spouse, Evelyn Ann Fernandez; son, Duane (Valerie) Fernandez; 2 grandchildren. Private services were held.

ELSYE WONG KWOK

Posted On July 23rd, 2013 -

ELSYE WONG KWOK Elsie (Elsye) Wong Kwok, 96, of Honolulu, died July 9 2013. On a family voyage to China at age 18, she met Merle Norman who introduced and personally trained her in the use of her cosmetics. Upon arrival in Shanghai, China, Elsye opened the first Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in China. Some of her customers were the Kwok women of the Wing On Dept. Store. It was at that time, she met her future husband, George Kwok. Twenty years later, she moved to Honolulu with her family and started a Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in Waikiki. She remained at the same location for 45 years until her retirement at age 84. Her passions were mah jong and bridge. She attained the rank of Life Master with the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) She is survived by sons Ronald (Caroline) Kwok, and Dr. Eric (Lenora) Kwok; daughter Audrey Kwok (Weiland Tang); six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brother Wallace Wong and sister, Bessie Lee. A private service was held.

LEIGHTON K. KATO

Posted On July 23rd, 2013 -

LEIGHTON K. KATO Age 57, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 1, 2013 in Ewa. Born September 26, 1955 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by father, Richard M. Kato; sisters, Laurie (Kevin) Goto, Melissa Kato. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (July 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. No flowers, please.

SAUA MALUAFITI

Posted On July 23rd, 2013 -

SAUA MALUAFITI Age 46, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away July 2, 2013 in Aiea. Born September 6, 1966 in Utulei, American Samoa. Aiea High School graduating class of 1984. He is survived by life partner, Alicia Maluafiti; brothers, Etu (Michelle) Maluafiti, Fa’aleasis Maluafiti; sister, Fasulu Maluafiti. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (July 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Family Service 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Poi Dogs & Popoki P.O. Box 75345 Kapolei, HI 96707.

MARY P. NEVELLE

Posted On July 23rd, 2013 -

MARY P. NEVELLE A Life Well Lived Mary was born in New York City on August 12, 1918 and passed away peacefully at home in Honolulu on July 21, 2013. Her husband Tony pre-deceased her 18 years ago as well as one Sister and 2 Brothers. She is survived by 7 nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews. She will be missed by numerous friends. She was extremely active in numerous organizations, including Diamond Head Theatre, the Honolulu Symphony, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, AARP, Military Widows Organizaton, and the Newcomers Club. She was a resident of Honolulu for 43 years, and thoroughly enjoyed living in Hawaii. Funeral Mass will be held at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 800 Kaheka Street at 10 AM, Wednesday, July 24th.

Estelle K. Drew

Posted On July 22nd, 2013 -

ESTELLE K. DREW A Matriarch of Kaneohe, Estelle Kahawaiola`a Halualani Drew, 91, passed away peacefully at home on June 29, 2013. A 1940 proud graduate of St. Andrew’s Priory and an original member of the Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club. She was a kind, wonderful and gracious woman with a heart of gold that loved unconditionally. She loved being surrounded by her `ohana and friends, enjoyed attending luau’s and paina’s, and was often the life of the party. Her knowledge of Kaneohe and her family history was unsurpassable. Whenever you spoke with her and told her who your family was, she somehow knew of your family and would make a connection between you, your family and her. Survived by daughter, Marlene; sons, Elmer Jr. (Stephanie), Randy (Melissa); grand- children, Lauren Mapu Taito, Kristie, Jennifer (Milton Allen), Kuhio, Larsen, William, Chyenn, Carrigan, Pana; great- grandchildren; Ransen and Ariana Taito, Kaimana and Phoenix Allen, Kyrsten, Napo`e Ma`ema`e and Kaiu; life companion William Sonny Naki; brother, Marcus Halualani; sisters, Leialoha Kaluhiwa and Ula Halualani- Hee; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Services: Hawaiian Memorial Park, July 25, 2013, 5:30 pm. – 9:00 pm. and July 26, 2013, 9:00 am. – 12:30 pm. with burial at Valley of the Temples at 1:00 pm.

VIOLET SAU ME KIPU

Posted On July 22nd, 2013 -

VIOLET SAU ME KIPU 86, of Pauoa, passed away on July 2, 2013 at home. She was born in Honolulu, graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy and retired from Bank of Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Audrey L. (Steve) Ho, Leimomi K. (Michael) Clark and Donna Mae (Morgan) Okada; sons Samuel L. Kipu, Jr. and Terence Kipu; grand- children Sean K. Ho, Jessica L. Jones, Jennifer L. Kanda, Jason Kanda and Justin Kanda. A private service was held. Donations suggested to Saint Francis Hospice in the name of Violet Kipu.

GILBERT KAM CHUNG CHOY

Posted On July 22nd, 2013 -

GILBERT KAM CHUNG CHOY Age 89, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 28, 2013 in Kapolei. Born September 4, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. A retired aircraft mechanic at Hickam Air Force Base with 36 years of service. He is survived by sons, Robert (Iona) Choy, Sr., Michael (Frances) Mullen; daughter, Leilani (John) Kimmel-Dagostino of CA; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grand- children; brothers, Daniel Choy, Ralph (Genevieve) Choy of CA; sister, Doris Tachera. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 24) at St. Jude Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei); Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

RIZALINA FAGARAGAN FERNANDEZ

Posted On July 22nd, 2013 -

RIZALINA FAGARAGAN FERNANDEZ Age 73, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 14, 2013 in Honolulu. Born November 13, 1939 in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Rizalina was formerly employed by Sun Marie Fashions and Menehune Mac. She is survived by husband, Ernesto Fernandez; son, Chito (Wilna) Fernandez; daughters, Radiolyn (Antonio) Pascua, Josiebelle (Manolito) Cardenas, Nancy (Juanito) Cajimat; brothers, Ulpiano (Irenia) Fagaragan, Silvino Fagaragan, Mariano (Rosalina) Fagaragan, Manuel (Josephine) Fagaragan; sister, Isabel (Amonio) Dacanay; 10 grandchildren; 3 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (July 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Saturday (July 27) at Co Cathedral of St Theresa’s Church; (742 N. School St., Honolulu) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

RICHARD ASAO YOSHIMOTO

Posted On July 22nd, 2013 -

RICHARD ASAO YOSHIMOTO Age 53, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away in Las Vegas, NV. Born September 3, 1959 in Honolulu. He is survived by father, Jack Y. Yoshimoto; brothers, Gerald N. Yoshimoto, Hugh M. Yoshimoto; sister, Mitze (Jeffrey Umeda) Lee. Private Services were held. No Monetary Condolences.

Richard S. Shimabukuro

Posted On July 22nd, 2013 -

RICHARD S. SHIMABUKURO A retired U.S. Navy employee and WWII veteran passed away on July 3, 2013. Predeceased by his wife, Janice (Fusae), survived by sons, Bert (Vinnie) and Jon (Irene) Shimabukuro; daughter, Lynn (Darren) Wu; grand- children, Kyle (Stephanie) Shimabukuro, Kaci (Kevin) Lao, Jody Shimabukuro and Matt Hirose. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and caregivers, Romeo Cardenas and family. Private services.

Valerie Trimarco

Posted On July 22nd, 2013 -

VALERIE TRIMARCO “Always in my heart”

WALTER HARUO KANEKO

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

WALTER HARUO KANEKO Age 83, of Aiea, HI, passed away July 1, 2013 in Aiea. Born September 20, 1929 in Aiea, HI. He retired from Hawaiian Reinforcing Steel Company, and lifetime member of Moanalua Golf Club. He is survived by wife, May Y. Kaneko; sons, William Dean (Gwynne) Kaneko, Kevin Kaneko; daughter, Cheryl (Phil) Scellato; 2 grand- daughters, brother, Robert (Marian) Kaneko; sister, Carol (Roy) Yonemitsu. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (July 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Friday (July 26) at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

Janet Ruth Kaneta

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

JANET RUTH KANETA 80, of Kapolei a Hawaiian Studies teacher with the Kupuna Program entered into eternal peace on July 8, 2013. She will be lovingly remembered by her ‘ohana, friends, and students as Mama, Jan, Mrs. K and Kupuna Kaneta. Janet was born on June 21, 1933 and grew up in Kapahulu on O’ahu. She attended St. Francis Convent School in Manoa and graduated in 1951. She then went on to pursue a teaching degree from St. Mary’s College in Xavier, Kansas, and graduated in 1955. Her love of the Hawaiian Culture made her a “Hawaiian at Heart” as she had been dancing hula for well over 60 years and teaching in the Kupuna Program for over 25 years. Teaching children was her passion and she thrived on the aloha the keiki showered her with throughout the years. Her life truly encompassed the Spirit of Aloha. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Henry (Buff) A.W. Kaneta in 1985 and her loving sister Jean B. Hart in 2001. Janet leaves her everlasting memories to be cherished by her dear sister Charla (Ozzie) Irvine of Pahoa, Big Island; her children Brian (Caroyl) Hirose of Kapolei, O’ahu, Karen (Carlos) Marquez of Kapolei, O’ahu, and Francine (Renee) Kaneta-Souza of Pahoa, Big Island; and her adoring grandchildren Tiffany, Jayson, Hartley and Alana. Please, join us in a celebration of life on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea Street, Honolulu, O’ahu, in the Maunakea Chapel. Visitation from 10am to 11:30am with services at 11:30 and burial at 2pm at Punchbowl, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Online condolences can be made at www.BorthwickOahu.com.

UTA ASATO

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

UTA ASATO Age 89 of Honolulu, passed peacefully on June 15, 2013. Born July 15, 2013 in Honolulu. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her son, Michael (Lei); daughter, Linda (Yoshiharu) Sato; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Jinei Nakata of Okinawa. Predeceased by husband Shotaro Asato and sister Akiko Nakada. Private services were held.

Edith “Jane” Leilani (Gilman) Kekoolani

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

EDITH JANE LEILANI (GILMAN) KEKOOLANI August 6, 1929 – June 30, 2013 Our beautiful & strong Mom passed peacefully in her Kaimuki home surrounded by ohana as she wished. She was deeply loved & respected by all, embodying true Aloha Spirit. Born & raised in Honolulu & the eldest to 3 sisters, 2 brothers, she was the family’s foundation. She is survived by sister Luana Gedye, son Aaron, daughters Terri & Tina, & 5 grandchildren. Services at 9:30am Saturday, July 27 at Diamond Head Memorial Park’s chapel. Burial at 2pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire, flowers, and all welcome.

RICHARD SHUNICHI YOSHIDA

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

RICHARD SHUNICHI YOSHIDA Age 81, of Honolulu, passed away on July 7, 2013. A veteran of the Korean War, he was born in Pahoa, Hawaii and retired from the U.S. Government Department of Agriculture as a county agent at the University of Hawaii. He was a former employee of the Hawaii Sugar Planters Association (HSPA). Richard is survived by his wife, Jane “Emi”; daughters, Gayle (Clyde) Nishimoto and Janelle (fiance Rick Akutagawa) Yoshida; brother, Sheridan (Laura) Yoshida and sister, Elsie Matsuo. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Jack Kaawalauole Palk

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

In memory of JACK KAAWALAUOLE PALK Jack K. Palk was born on November 23, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father Robert Palk and mother Rose Palk lived on Jack Lane in Nuuanu where his Mom raised flowers to sell leis at the boat harbor. Jack attended Ma’ema’e Elementary School and graduated from St. Louis High School. After high school, Jack served in the Army for several years and was stationed in Alaska. He attended law school on the GI bill at the University of San Francisco; it was there that he met the love of his life, Vera (“Mack”) Jean Palk. They were married March 2nd, 1951 and moved to Honolulu to begin their new life together. Jack began his career as a staff attorney with Castle and Cooke in 1951, where he eventually became a Vice President in their Land Division (Oceanic Properties). He was appointed by then Gov. John A. Burns and served as chairman of the State Real Estate Commission for eight years, he served as chair of the planning committee for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, and was past president of the Honolulu Board of Realtors in 1969 as well as subsequent Realtor of the Year. In the early 1970’s Jack was hired as President of Security Title Corporation and stayed with the company until his retirement in early 2003. Jack was an avid golfer and longtime member and past President of Mid Pacific Country Club. Jack was a devoted husband and a kind, loving father and grandfather. Jack suffered from the slow debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease for many years and passed away on May 24, 2013 at home. He was preceded in death by his wife Mack (Feb. 5, 2009). Jack is survived by his brothers Francis Lum and Jack K. Park and sister Mayrose Corbin. He is survived by his children David P. Palk (Julie) and Nancy P. Miller (Joseph) both of Kailua, Hawaii, and Andrew K. Palk (Marcia) of Bellevue, WA., six beautiful grandchildren: Cameron, Kyle, Katelin, Allegra, Lauren and Tanner as well as many nieces and nephews. Private Services were recently held by the family. The family would like to thank Jack’s long time caregivers, doctors and Islands Hospice staff for their service, support and compassion. The family requests any monetary donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter.

Susan Kimie Murayama

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

SUSAN KIMIE MURAYAMA Age 67 of Kaimuki, HI, passed away at home in her sleep on July 14, 2013. Born April 20, 1946 in Lahaina, Maui to Edwin Takeshi and Shirley Sadako Murayama. Susan graduated from Kaimuki High School, Class of 1964, and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s from the University of Hawaii. She was a dedicated teacher at Kaimuki Middle School and Sylvan Learning Center, and previously at Aiea High School. She also owned and operated The Baby Place store in Manoa Marketplace. A tireless working mother with an upbeat and enthusiastic personality, she sent her two children to private school and college. She is survived by daughter and son Dawn and David Wakukawa; sister, Gayle Iizaki; brothers, Randolph and Curtis; and longtime companion Michael Murashige. Visitation will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28 at Nuuanu Memorial Park, followed by funeral services at 4 p.m. Casual/Aloha attire.

Mitsue Yokota

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

MITSUE YOKOTA July 10, 2013 Mitsue Yokota, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Manoa, Oahu on October 26, 1917. Predeceased by her parents, Tsunegoro Morimoto and Shigeyo Kimura-Tanaka, and husband, Warren T. Yokota. She is survived by daughters, Wendy H. Nakanishi and Laura S. (John) Moriyama; sons, Alan T. and Gene K. (Jo-Ann); seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

Alvin Manuel Ku’uipo Baptista

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

ALVIN MANUEL KU’UIPO BAPTISTA Beloved Son and Brother. Born July 3, 1953, embraced the open arms of our Lord and everlasting life on May 13, 2013. Veteran; 1971 graduate of the Kamehameha Schools. Preceded in death by our beloved Mother, Adeline Beatrice Ku’ulei; survived by Father, Manuel Ku’uipo; brothers Clifford (Bonny), Stanley (Cathleen), Steven (Ronicca) and David (Lisa). Celebration of Life gathering, 3 Aug 2013, 1100 1200, Bellows Beach Picnic Area 1, followed by sharing of meal and memories. Please call 384-8080 or 429-8080 for more information.

ALICE MARIE REEVES

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

ALICE MARIE REEVES “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name sake.” ~Psalm 23 ALICE MARIE REEVES was born on May 5, 1933 in Germany. She met her husband Clarence Ervin Reeves in Germany and married in 1961. They moved from Germany to Washington DC and later moved to Honolulu, HI in 1976 where she has made Honolulu home. She felt blessed with all the friends and families that touched her life along the way. She will greatly be missed and will be remembered for her generosity and loving and caring ways. Alice worked at her own realty company until she answered the call from her Heavenly Father. Alice is survived by her husband Clarence Ervin Reeves. From your family in Germany: “Goodbye, Dear Sister: I love you so much and we have been so close together all the time. I will never forget you. The angels will take care of you. Be happy in Heaven. Your sister, Gisela Bresler; nephews, Peter, Juergen and Ralf; niece, Monika.” A Memorial Service at the committal shelter will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday July 26, 2013 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Family requests no flowers. Casual attire is suggested. Online condolences at: www.BorthwickOahu.com.

HONNIE W.H. CHOCK

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

HONNIE W.H. CHOCK Honnie W.H. Chock passed away peacefully on July 3, 2013, at Straub Clinic and Hospital. Took great pride in her family, relatives, and friends. Graduated from McKinley High and business school. Started her career at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and retired from the U.S. Immigration Service. Enjoyed traveling and meeting new friends. Survived by her devoted husband of 61 years William; son Jeffrey; daughter Darlene Robertson (Richard); grandsons – Ian (Shayna), Scot, and Graham Robertson; siblings Stanley Chang and Betty Chang; in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. Sister to the late Albert Chang and Wai Fong Chang. Cremation. Private family service.

Ralph Elwood Ambler

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

RALPH ELWOOD AMBLER 1933-2013 “Hawaii’s First Glass Tinter” Ralph Elwood Ambler of Honolulu, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on July 12, 2013 in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wanda L. Ambler; sons Rick D. (Gloria) Ambler, Timothy B. Ambler, Anthony A. Ambler; grand- children Nathaniel P. Ambler (VA), Austin K. Ambler, Noah A. Ambler (CA), April A. Ambler, Samuel D. Ambler; brother Richard L. (Norma) Ambler (FL), sister Linda W. Richie (FL); and many nieces & nephews. He spent 3 years in the Navy and several years in construction before moving to Hawaii in 1961. He founded AMCO Glass Tinting Company the same year (Hawaii’s first glass tinting company) and has been actively serving the people of Hawaii since then. He has been honored with 2 proclamations by both the Mayor and the Governor. Memorial service will be held at 4:00pm Saturday July 27 at The Jesus Church, 465 Kawailoa Road, Kailua (across from the Kailua Beach Park). No flowers.

CLARA-JOYCE P. OLDS

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

CLARA-JOYCE P. OLDS “Grammie’s an angel now. She”s up in the sky” -3 yr old Max Clara-Joyce Puanani Campbell Siple Olds, born April 8, 1949, was vivacious & chatty, with a pure zest for life. Once asked if she minded getting older, and slightly larger, she grinned and replied, “I’m experiencing life in all of its facets”. And she truly did! She worked for JCPenney, Braniff & America’s Promise. A fashion model, an LPN, a teacher at Kailua & Kalaheo HS,she spearheaded Save Our Bays & Beaches, & ran Judge Mike Wilson’s mayoral campaign. Daughter, Sister, Mother, Grammie, Good Friend, and Cherished Wife. She saw through rose colored spectacles, had a heart full of aloha, and a smile to brighten any day. She loved to laugh! As Alzheimer’s stole her speech and smile, her beautiful spirit still touched all, especially caregivers Maraea Laranang and Bobbie Hashimoto-Perreira On July 10th, she peacefully took Jesus’ hand, at home, surrounded by her family’s love Predeceased by her Father, Solomon Campbell Jr, Clara is survived by her Beloved Husband, Mark N. Olds Jr, Mother, Caroline Kuret, Siblings Bernie, Gary, Bobby & Bruce Campbell. Children, Sandi & Mike (Arlene) Siple, Tara (Kino Ornellas) & Ikaika Olds. Grandchildren, Jordan, Nicole, Aaron, Tia, Max & Emi, Gr. Grandchildren Naiya & Austin. Come CELEBRATE HER LIFE with us @ St. Anthony’s Church Kailua. Visitation on Friday Jul 26, 6:30 pm. Final Viewing Saturday July 27 8:00 am, Mass at 10 am. Reception to follow; visit Clara’s web page @www.borthwickoahu.com and share your love, stories, and condolences with the family.

FLORENCE ENERO BALICO

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

FLORENCE ENERO BALICO Age 87, of Tipp City, OH, passed away July 3, 2013 in Ohio. Born July 30, 1925 in La Torre, Bayongbomg, Nueva, Vizcaya, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Richard E. (Jane) Balico, Jr., Franklin E. (Josie) Balico; daughter, Linda (Ron) Corn of Ohio; sister, Rosalina Otto; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (July 25) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Samuel L. Keala Jr.

Posted On July 21st, 2013 -

SAMUEL L. KEALA JR, Of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away at the Hi’olani Care Center-Kahala Nui, Oahu on June 28, 2013 at the age of 85 following a lengthy illness. He was born on June 16, 1928 in Honolulu, Oahu. He graduated from St. Louis College in 1946 and graduated from University of Portland in civil engineering. As Engineer for Lihue Plantation Company (Amfac) on Kauai from 1956 to 1973, Sam lead the transition from rail to trucking and supervised construction of 100 miles of private plantation road as well as the Lihue Shopping Center and Office Building. Sam became the Project Engineer in 1973 for The James Campbell Estate developing the City of Kapolei, Waikele and University of Hawaii West Oahu. Having a passion for playing Hawaiian music, Sam is survived by former wife, Jalna; daughter, Kathryn (Ford) Keala; sons, Lynden (Lani) Keala, Graydon ‘Buddy'(Kathleen) Keala, Kauai, Malcolm ‘Kaina’ (Junine) Keala, Perth, Australia. Sam had 7 granddaughters and one grandson. He has one living brother, the former Chief of Police, Honolulu County, Francis Keala. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Star of the Sea Church with visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 am. Mass to follow. Casual attire. Sam will have an ocean burial at a later date. Any flowers will be donated to Kahala Nui Care Center. Donations can be made to: St. Francis Hospice, 2251 Mahalo St., Honolulu, HI 96817, Attention: Gary


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