Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Machiyo K. Tanikawa

Posted On May 18th, 2017 -

91, of Pearl City, HI, passed away on March 28, 2017 in Pearl City. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. Survived by husband, Masao, daughter, Joy, son, Dean, sister, Nobue Izutsu, brother, Mamoru Kawahara, nieces and nephews. Private services held.

BLOSSOM YOUNG TYAU

Posted On May 18th, 2017 -

BLOSSOM YOUNG TYAUBlossom Young Tyau passed away quietly and peacefully on April 22, 2017 at the age of 94. Blossom was born on May 21, 1922 in Happy Valley, Maui, to Young Goon and Eva Ching Young. She graduated in 1940 with scholastic honors from Baldwin High School, where she enjoyed swimming, track, drama, and journalism. She was the last living member of Maui Coach Sakamoto's original 3-Year Swim Club. Blossom's college education at the University was interrupted by World War II efforts, and she said, "I earned my Mrs. Degree from the College of Hard Knocks". She married Vernon Shui Fong Tyau, a civil engineer, in 1945. During the nostalgic "boat days", Blossom had a long career with American President Lines (APL). Prior to retirement, she represented Prudential Lines/Delta Steamship Lines and Pearl Cruises of Scandinavia. A 1984 listing in the Honolulu Advertiser notes her as the first woman individually appointed to represent major American and foreign registered cruise lines in public relations and sales management. She was active with Travel Women-Hawaii, the Women's Propeller Club-Port of Honolulu, and in 1992 received the "Spirit Award" from the International Federation of Women's Travel Organizations (IFWTO), with more than 70 member clubs in countries from four continents. Like her namesake, Blossom enjoyed creating floral arrangements and elaborate Chinese display tables for Longevity, Wedding, and Full Moon Festivals. She supported a multitude of organizations and chaired hundreds of events. She served as a board member, officer, and lifetime member of many associations: the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, the University of Hawai'i East-West Center, Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Palolo Chinese Home, Soroptimist International of Honolulu, Honolulu Symphony Society, Kuakini Medical Auxiliary, Hawaii Chinese Civic Association, Foundation for Hawaii Women's History, University of Hawaii'i-Manoa College of Arts and Sciences, UH-Kapi'olani CC Culinary Arts Program and Culinary Institute of the Pacific, Chinese Women's Club, and Organization of Chinese Women. Blossom was honored for her volunteer work and fundraising several times during her lifetime. She received the Outstanding Narcissus Festival Volunteer award from the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii in 2009, the Distinguished Volunteer Service award from Palolo Chinese Home in 2010, the Philanthropy award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Aloha Chapter in 2014, and the Appreciation award from Hawaii Chinese Civic Association in 2015. Blossom built a large professional network during her career and maintained a wide circle of friends during her lifetime. She is survived by her son Sheldon (Nancy) Tyau, daughter Janice Tyau (Richard) Petersen, two granddaughters Allyn Tyau (Taylor) Sim and Erin Tyau, two great-grandsons, Taylor Joseph Sim and Jake Sim, nieces and nephews. A celebration of Blossom's life wil be held on Thursday, May 25, at Diamond Head Memorial Park, with visitation from 9:00 a.m. and services at 11:00 a.m. No flowers.

Michael Chang, “Mike”

Posted On May 18th, 2017 -

Michael Chang, MICHAEL CHANG, MIKE Michael (Mike) Chang, 55 of Honolulu formerly of Maui, passed away on March 27, 2017 at Queens Hospital. He was born May 17, 1961 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was an elevator mechanic for Thyssen Krupp and has been with the elevator industry for 24 years. He is survived by his mother, Betty Chang; his sisters Shari Plummer and Sandy (Alan) Fukumoto; his children Malialani & Keanu Chang; mother of his children Nancy Chang; as well as his grandchild Kahikolu Villanueva. A Celebration of Life will be held at Ballard's in Mapunapuna, Oahu on May 20, 2017 from 10-2. Visitation for family members will be from 10-11am with services to follow. Their will also be the spreading of the ashes on June 4, 2017 in Lahaina, Maui at 10am. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Evelyn H. Tachibana Chock

Posted On May 18th, 2017 -

75, passed away on May 5, 2017 in Honolulu, HI. She was born on February 27, 1942 in Wahiawa. She leaves behind her husband, Calvin; daughters Kelly and Colleen; son Colin; sisters Joanne Kurosawa, Joey Yoshida, Debbie Tachibana; and brother Calvin Tachibana. Private services will be held. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Clifford “Buster” Gael Okinaga

Posted On May 18th, 2017 -

63, of Honolulu passed away on May 10, 2017 at home. Born in Kona, he owned and operated a tile and countertop business for over 30 years on Oahu. Visitation at 5 p.m. with a celebration of life service at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 26 at Nuuanu Memorial Park. The family requests aloha attire. He is survived by wife, Karin (Okahara) Okinaga of Honolulu, son, Devin (Deena) Okinaga of Honolulu, daughter, Julie Okinaga of Honolulu, brothers, Wesley Okinaga and Aaron Okinaga of Mililani, aunt, cousins, nieces, and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii or Queen's Cancer Center. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

EDWIN KAHAKUPOOLANI KEA HANOHANO

Posted On May 18th, 2017 -

EDWIN KAHAKUPOOLANI KEA  HANOHANO88, of Waimanalo passed away peacefully on May 6, 2017, while surrounded by his loving family. He is the son of the late Peter J.S. Hanohano and the late Stella I.K. Piianaia. He is a retired United Airlines Ramp Serviceman. Edwin is survived by his wife Kuualoha N. (Ho) Hanohano; sons Nolan (Abbie), Steven (Kim), Paul (Patti), and Roy (Dana); brothers Phillip, Billy, Edgar, Hank, and Harry; sisters Esther Lum and Stella Judd; 13 grandchildren; and 4 great- grandchildren. Visitation at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel on June 7, 10:30 a.m., Services at 11:30, Burial at 2:00 p.m. Please share photos and memories for his book of remembrance.

James Sakai “Tani” Taniguchi

Posted On May 18th, 2017 -

73, of Aiea, passed away on May 5, 2017. He was a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 11 Supervisor, Hawaii Air National Guard Master Sergeant, California Glass Glazier Foreman, and Army Veteran. He was also a part time building contractor. He is survived by wife Aloma; 8 children - Brian and Mark Izumi, Audrey Hirayama, Corey, Johnell Ladera, Matthew Fermahin, Robyn Duong, & Megan Kanani; siblings, Royse "Butchie", Carolyn "Naomi" Kalaukoa, & Wayne; 19 grandchildren & 7 great- grandchildren. Visitation from 9:30-1:00; Services at 11:00 on May 22, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe.

Sueo Morinaga

Posted On May 18th, 2017 -

93, of Hilo, Hawaii, passed away in Honolulu on May 7, 2017. He was and always will be the greatest father in the world to his daughter. Private services. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Jerome McKenzie Prior

Posted On May 18th, 2017 -

79, of Honolulu, Hawaii and Las Vegas, Nevada, died May 10, 2017. Born in Martinez, California, he was a retired Head of Nuclear Mechanical Engineering for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He is survived by his wife, Diane; brother, Robert of Gig Harbor, Washington. Private service at Holy Cross Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Adelheid “Adele” Agnes Fujikawa

Posted On May 17th, 2017 -

87, of Mililani, passed away on April 17, 2017 at Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Augsburg, Germany. She is survived by son, Brian K.; daughters, Cynthia Y. (Carl) Makino, Karen A. (Jerry) Siu and Laura H. (John) Shaw; and by five grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Yukio. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Ora T. Hamada

Posted On May 17th, 2017 -

86, of Honolulu passed away on April 22, 2017. She was born on December 15, 1930 in Honolulu. She retired from Hawaiian Tel Company after nearly 40 years of service. Her husband, Charles A. and son, Jameson T. predeceased her. She is survived by her daughter- in-law, Lynn Hamada; grand- children, Kara, Shane, and Troy: and sister, Laura Arakaki. Visitation 3:30 pm on Sunday (May 21) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services will be held at 4:30 pm. Private inurnment at Punchbowl. No flowers. Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

George Kazuo Matsumoto

Posted On May 17th, 2017 -

Passed in his sleep the morning of April 8, 2017. Born in Honolulu on May 4, 1930 to Ichi Kikushige Matsumoto (mother) and Masuji Matsumoto (father), both of whom born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. George graduated from Honolulu's McKinley High School in 1949, enlisted in the U.S. Army in February, 1950, and married Ms. Elaine Suyeko Wakabayashi in July 19, 1950. One month prior to this wedding, the Korean War began with the invasion of South Korea by North Korean forces. George was sent to Atlanta General Depot in Georgia for additional combat and wheeled vehicle operation and maintenance training. By November 1950, George was serving in combat in Korea, earning the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal, and Combat Infantryman's Badge. Returning to Oahu, George eventually worked for Pan Am and later with Japan Airlines as an airline mechanic. Two daughters, Eileen and Darleen Matsumoto were born. The marriage to Ms. Wakabayashi ended in divorce. George met Ms. Fay Langford Gray, through mutual acquaintances in the late 1960s, also recently divorced and visiting Oahu from North Central Texas. Fay and George were finally married in 1982. Meeting on the dance floor, Fay and George began a love-filled life together and built a close circle of dear friends on Oahu, who were regulars at Trappers, the Honolulu Yacht Club, the Elks Club in Waikiki, and Coconut Willie's of the now-gone International Market Place. George and Fay entertained many visiting friends and Texas family, from their apartment at Canal House and later at 2121 Ala Wai. George was also an Aikido expert and waterman, with great skills spearfishing, catching tako, and making his own thrownets. Some of these skills he passed on to some of Fay's grandchildren from Texas, or otherwise scared young Texans with large octopuses he brought out of Hanauma Bay (and gently returning them). Some years after the passing of Fay Matsumoto, George came under the kind and diligent care of Ms. Lydia Tuande at her community care home in Kalihi. This is where George's chapter ends, but his story continues in the lives of the many people he touched. George's life artfully combined Japanese Kaizen and Bushido with Aloha and Lokomaika'i. By doing so, his legacy to us is to do our best, care for others, and enjoy life. We love you, George.

DOROTHEA SIELCKEN HYDE

Posted On May 17th, 2017 -

DOROTHEA SIELCKEN HYDE(85), world re-known wildlife artist of Honolulu, HI passed away on April 4th, 2017. Great- granddaughter of Paul Isenberg, one of the founders of the sugar industry in Hawaii she was born in Hamburg, Germany. A self taught artist with a keen eye for design, she started as a graphic artist and illustrator then shifted her focus to natural scenes and wildlife art. She was one of 100 artists commissioned by First Lady Nancy Reagan to paint a commemorative Easter Egg for The White House 1986. The "Nene" bird painting Easter Egg is part of the collection at The Reagan Presidential Library & Museum. She exhibited in England, Australia and in the US from the East Coast to Hawaii. Dorothea founded and successfully operated art galleries in Honolulu, Nantucket Island, Kauai an Waimea. She is survived by her 5 children, 2 daughters-in-law, 3 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, & a large "hanai ohana". A celebration of her life will be held in June on Oahu. Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to The Daughters of Hawaii, 2913 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817. An auction of some of Dorothie's art will be held in Honolulu on May 20th at McClains Auctions. Contact: Mr. Michael Sielcken, 566 W. Olive St., Newport, Oregon 97365. mhsielcken@yahoo.com 541-961-3434.

Hanako Tateishi

Posted On May 17th, 2017 -

92, of Aiea, passed away on April 2, 2017. She was a retired cook for Diner's Drive In. Preceded in death by her husband, Tetsuo, she is survived by her sons, Dwight and Dale (Cheryl) Tateishi and granddaughter, Shelby Tateishi. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Deborah Ann Bacoro Kunke

Posted On May 17th, 2017 -

61, of Henderson Nevada passed away on March 30, 2017 in Broward Florida. She was born to Maria (Baclaan) and William Bacoro in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 22, 1956. She retired as a Chief Ticket Agent with Hawaiian Airlines. She recently accomplished her classes to become a Flight Attendant which would have fulfilled her passion for traveling. Deborah is survived by her husband, Timothy Kunke; sons, Kenji Bacoro and Tony Queiros; daugher, Uilani Bacoro; mother, Maria Bacoro; brothers, Michael Bacoro, Simeon Bacoro and Bill Bacoro. Memorial services for Deborah will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary on Sunday May 21, 2017. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. with services to begin at 11:00 a.m.

Michael Joseph Hilson

Posted On May 17th, 2017 -

Michael Joseph Hilson63, of Waimanalo, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in the presence of family and loved ones. Michael worked at O'Toole's Irish Pub in Honolulu. Born in Providence, R.I. on December 20, 1953, he was the second son of William C. Hilson and Theresa F. (O'Connell) Hilson, and stepson of Constance Mancini. He is survived by brother William Hilson, Jr., sisters Nancy Hilson and Theresa Blessington, step- brother James Mancini, step- sisters Cheryl Allen and Gloria Corrigan. He was a much-loved uncle ("Guncle") to nephews Christopher Hilson and Liam Hilson, Mark and David Blessington, and Matthew Mancini, and niece Meaghan Hilson. Michael loved life, and lived it well. A celebration of life gathering will be held at Anna O'Brien's on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Donations may be made in Michael's name to Therapeutic Horsemanship Hawaii (tthwaimanalo.org). Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

LINDA MAE CALZO

Posted On May 17th, 2017 -

Linda Mae Calzo, 71, of Salt Lake, passed away May 7, 2017. Born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons, Lason and Lancis; daughter Fralin (Ty); brothers Wayne Caseria Sr. (Trini), Mandel Andaya (Melissa), Manuel Andaya (Myrna), Melchor Andaya (Marian), Tommy Caseria (Julie); sisters Bernadette Caseria and Felicidad AnnaRita Andaya; grand babies Kiana Lei Linda, Wesley Isabella Mae and Julian Miles; and many loving nephews and nieces. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20th, at Valley of the Temples chapel. Casual attire.

Rose Victor Abihai

Posted On May 17th, 2017 -

04/02/31 - 05/04/17 86, Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt, and Great-Aunt is survived by her children, Charline Burthold of N.D., Kenneth (Nora) Kamai, Georgette (Greg) Kealoha, Joy (Walter) Paiva and Ruth "Nani" Kamai. "Forever in our Hearts"

Margaret Toshiko Nishimura

Posted On May 16th, 2017 -

89, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for the Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center, passed away on April 11, 2017 at the Plaza at Waikiki. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by son, Garrett (Susan); daughter, Donna (Boyd) Sakai; brother, Francis (Clara) Morikawa; sister, Sally Takemura; and by four grandchildren. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Hanako Marubayashi

Posted On May 16th, 2017 -

99 of Honolulu passed away on April 25, 2017. She was born in Honolulu, and was a seamstress at Sun Fashions of Hawaii for 18 years. She is survived by her daughter, Ann (George) Fujioka, 2 grandchildren, Darci (Bill) Fujioka and Chad Fujioka, and one great grand-daughter, Kiyomi Ann Fujioka Torres. She is also survived by a sister, Shigeko Nakamura of Japan. Private services were held on May 15, 2017. Family requests, no monetary gifts. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

SHIRLEY SETSUE FUKUHARA

Posted On May 16th, 2017 -

76, of Aiea, a retired Long's Department Manager, passed away in Aiea. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. Survived by husband, Richard T.; sons, Garic A. and Kent A. (Kayleen); grandson, Micah K.; brothers, Clifford Sakata and Ronald Sakata; sisters, Evelyn Uchino and Jenny Yamamoto. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Saturday May 20, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 11:00 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

JERI KESSLER

Posted On May 16th, 2017 -

JERI KESSLER1938 - 2017 Jeri Kessler, formerly of Honolulu, passed away May 3, 2017 in Little Elm, Texas, after a brief illness. Jeri was born in Rockmart, GA. After attending college in California and marrying Robert Kessler, Jeri's life as a military wife involved living in 22 homes in eight states on three continents, while raising two children. After leaving military life and temporarily settling in California, Jeri enjoyed a successful career in real estate. Jeri and Bob retired to Honolulu for several years, then moved to Las Vegas, NV. Recently they left Las Vegas to join family in the Dallas area in Texas. Jeri's loves were God, her family and traveling especially cruising. Jeri is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert Kessler of Little Elm, and her daughter's family, Holly and Bill Barrett of McKinney, TX, and her son Robert W. Kessler, also of McKinney. And, most importantly, granddaughter Kendall Barrett of McKinney. Arrangements are handled by Peoples Funeral Home, Denton, TX. Phone 940-383-1932. Services will be a private family affair.

Stephanie Takeko Hara

Posted On May 15th, 2017 -

57, of Pearl City, Hawaii passed away on April 18, 2017. She was born in Honolulu on November 24, 1959 Survived by parents Takeshi & Jane Yaeko Hara. Brothers Eric (Della) & Craig (Rowena), 3 nephews, 7 nieces & 1 grand niece. Celebration of life will be held on May 20, 2017 at United Church Of Christ, Judd St. Visitation 4:30 pm service 5pm. No Flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

RONALD FUKUO HATA

Posted On May 15th, 2017 -

74, of Kaneohe died on April 9, 2017. Survived by wife Sandra, sons Randall (Wendy), Todd (Dawn); daughters Tracie (David Lee), Shelley (Andre) Carreira; 7 grandchildren; sisters Myrtle Taoka, Patricia Imai; brother Thomas. U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam; retired after 37 years of civil service, mainly at U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter. Private services held; inurnment at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Petra Ramil Laureto

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

82 years of age, of Waipahu went to be with the LORD on April 18, 2017 at Queen's Medical Center, Honolulu. She was born in Brgy. 6 San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Predeceased by the love of her life, Nicolas Abrigo Laureto, in 2008. She is survived by sons, Arsenio, Amante (Judelyn) and Ed Laureto; daughters, Agripina (Reynario) Taasan, Daphne Laureto, Rosie (Gil) Villanueva and Wilma Laureto; 1 brother; 2 sisters; and 9 grand- children. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Service at 6:30 pm. Visitation continues Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:30 am at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Service at 9:30 am. Burial will be at 11:00 am at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Betty Kiyoko Otoshi

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Betty Kiyoko Otoshi92, passed away on March 28, 2017. She was born in Honolulu on October 15, 1924, to Shika and Seisaburo Inouye, and raised in a family of seven girls and one boy in Moili'ili. She graduated from McKinley High School, where she was a member of the school's very first women's softball team. Betty worked at Liberty House, and retired as the bridal registrar there after thirty-five years of service. She was predeceased by her husband, Yoshiyuki, and is survived by her son Grant (Lynn), her daughter Beverly (Richard) Desmond, and three grandchildren: Chad, Chris, and Gillian. Private services were held at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Laura Chieko McClead

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Laura Chieko McClead, 91, of Mililani, died at home, April 30th. Born in Makawao, Maui, and retired from Civilian Personnel, Hickam AFB. Preceded in death by her husband Robert, she is survived by her daughters Barbara Roberts and Genny Kenney (Tom), son Charles McClead, grandchildren Brannon Alexander (Vannessa), Amelia Alexander (Danny), Jeanette Roberts (Dan); sisters, Doris Saiki, Mildred Miyashiro and Irene Worthington; brother, Michael (Nancy) Miyashiro; great grandchildren Carlos and Ruby; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Celebration of her life at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel, Sunday May 21st. Visitation at 5pm, service at 6pm.

Shirley Jean McKown

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

87, of Kahala Nui, Honolulu, HI died on February 3, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private celebration of life and scattering of ashes. Memorial donations, in memory of Shirley, may be made to Islands Hospice, 1301 Young St. Suite #300 Honolulu, HI 96814, (808) 550-2552, www.islandshospice.com. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services

Glenn Kenji Zukeran

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

81, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, a retired salesman for Hawaiian Candies and Nuts and retired coach for the Farrington Girls Softball Team, passed away on April 27, 2017 at Islands Hospice Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; son, Dan (Summer); daughter, Renee Zukeran; and brother, James (Gail). Visitation is at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 10:00 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Jo (JoAnn) Mogle

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Jo (JoAnn) Mogle85, of Windmill Village in Punta Gorda, FL, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017. She was born in Buffalo, NY on December 18, 1931 to the late Ralph W. and Pauline B. Stoddard. She is also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years Dale T. Mogle and her older brother, Ralph Stoddard, Jr. of Thousand Oaks, CA. Jo and her husband both served in the US Air Force, and spent most of their married life in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jo became a sailing instructor in 1961, co-founding Hawaii's premier women's sailing and racing team, The Wet Hens. She was appointed as an American Red Cross Sailing Instructor Trainer in 1977, and a United States Sailing Association Clinic Director in 1984, and a member of the US SAILING's Training Committee and National Faculty in 1985. She was the author of the US Sailing Instructor Trainer Handbook, and contributed to and edited many of the organization's training books and manuals. Prior to the Mogles' leaving Hawaii in the early Nineties, Jo served as the Chair of the [Hawaii] Water Safety Council, the [Hawaii] Governor's Ocean Users Task Force and helped found The Ocean Recreation Council of Hawaii [TORCH]. She was also a member of Hawaii Yacht Club and Pacific Yacht Club, the Hawaii Yacht Racing Assn, and the Hawaii Youth Sailing Assn. In 1995, Jo received the Yachtsman of the Year Award, HYRA's highest award for contributions to sailing. She also served on the Education Committee of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, as a representative to the National Safe Boating Council, and received those organizations' lifetime achievement awards for her decades of contributions to boating education and safety. Jo received US SAILING's 2011 President's Award, and was also a member of the Florida Fish & Wildlife's State Boating Advisory Council, representing the state's boating public. Jo is survived by four sons - Kenneth (Melissa), of Florida, James, of Fresno, CA, Richard (Pam), of Honolulu, HI and Scott (Lilian), of Trumbull, CT, and five grandchildren - Jason (Mina) Tim, and Rachel, of OH, and Logan and Monica, of CT. Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Florida. Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

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