Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Henry “Iking” Salvador Abad

Posted On September 6th, 2015 -

HENRY IKING SALVADOR ABAD Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away August 11, 2015 in Honolulu. Born May 10, 1926 in Manayon, Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from the Philippine Army and served during WWII. He was a Prisoner of War in Capaz, Tarlac. He is survived by son, Rodrigo (Bella) Abad; daughters, Primie (Roger) Marzan, Corazon Valenzuela; sisters, Pacita Manuel, Magdalena Agag; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday 9/11 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Saturday 9/12 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Mass 9:00 a.m. Burial 12:00 noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

RALPH TADASHI MINAMI

Posted On September 6th, 2015 -

Correction to obituary published on Sunday, September 6. RALPH TADASHI MINAMI Mr. Minami is also survived by his seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Service for Mr. Minami will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Thursday, September 10, 2015. Visitation begins at 5:00 p.m.; service at 6:00 p.m.

LUIS MARGARETE BRAUN

Posted On September 6th, 2015 -

$nameLUISE MARGARETE BRAUN December 31, 1948 - August 21,2015 Luise Braun, 66, died on August 21 at her home in Kula, Maui after a long illness. Her husband, Frederick Pablo, was at her bedside. Luise is survived by her loving husband and her family in Germany - her sister Anni Raab, nieces Claudia Walker and Christine Herrmann, and nephew Peter Fraass. Born and raised in Baiersdorf, Germany, Luise was a bright student, an avid hiker, dancer with the Tanzdeel Rega folk dancing troupe for many years and enjoyed traveling throughout the world. Luise moved to Hawaii in 1971 and studied at the University of Hawaii where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Political Science. Luise married Fred Pablo in 1974 while they were both graduate students at UH. Luise continued her post graduate education at Harvard Business School and earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration in 1981. In Honolulu, Luise was the Executive Manager from 1976-1982 at Ryu International Inc. which operated the Waikiki Bazaar Shopping Center. For the next 20 years Luise and Fred lived in Europe. At the US Embassy in Bonn, Germany, Luise was head of the American Personnel Services which included being the Chief of the Visitors Bureau responsible for planning and coordinating schedules with the foreign government for the visits of US officials. She received commendations for coordinating 2 trips for President Ronald Reagan including the 1985 Economic Summit, three trips for Vice President George Bush, Secretary of State George Schultz, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and other high ranking US Government officials. At the US Embassy in Rome, Italy, she served as Chair of the American Embassy Association. Luise also developed and taught business courses at the American University in Rome. At the US Embassy in Paris, France, she served as the Executive Manager of the Embassy Association for Servicing Employees (EASE) where she developed a strategic plan and within two years, she reorganized the operations and brought EASE into self-sustaining position. In 2002, Luise and her husband returned to Hawaii and settled in Kula, Maui. She immediately became involved with community organizations. She was the Director of Finance and Development at the Maui Family and Support Services. Luise then served many years with the Maui Historical Society including two terms as their President. Luise also served as President of the Harvard Club of Maui, as Treasurer of the Honolulu Chamber Music Series and as a member on the Board of Directors of the Alii Kula Lavender Farm. The family held a private celebration of Luise's life. As a remembrance, her family suggests making a donation to the Maui Historical Society and noting it is "In Memory of Luise Braun". She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved her.

CECILIA LEIMOMI OKU GASPER TEIXEIRA

Posted On September 6th, 2015 -

$nameCECILIA LEIMOMI OKU GASPER TEIXEIRA Died on August 23, 2015 at the age of 88. Born on July 9, 1927 to John and Lucy Oi Wah Oku. She was a packer forelady at Dole Pineapple Cannery for 27 years. Then she worked for the DOT for 7 years and retired from DOT in 1983 at the age of 56 years old. She loved music. She loved to sing. She played the ukulele, guitar and piano. Later in her life she enjoyed singing karaoke with her children at family gatherings. Preceded in death by Theodore Teixeira (husband), Yolanda Leialoha (Eddie) Sanchez (daughter), Teo Gasper Jr. (ex-husband) and Teo Gasper Ill (son). Survived by Sister - Teresa Lau; 5 children - Luana Rose Mae Stafford, John Alan Gasper, Yvonne Leimomi Gasper, Lucianne Kuuipo(Robert) Lagapa, Susan (Jerry) Nicholson(step daughter); 10 grandchildren - Paul K. Gasper(Andrea), Jimmy L. Stafford (Yvonne), Shawn K. Stafford (Julie), Jory E. Sanchez (Lesley), Justin V. Sanchez, Robert B. Lagapa (Tara), Verna K. Knouse, Marisa S. Gasper, Jessica R. Sturgill (Mark), Chad Nicholson (step grandson); 14 great grandchildren - Alssya, Deshawn, Gabrielle, Hoku, Ashleigh, Isaiah, Chris, Shantel, Chloe, Monica, Devan, Grant, Ke'olani & Shannan; 2 great-great-grandchildren - Sophia and Leah. And many nieces & nephews. Services: September 14, 2015, Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Kaneohe, 9:30 AM Visitation. Aloha Attire.

LEROY ROSA, SR.

Posted On September 6th, 2015 -

LEROY ROSA, SR. Age 75, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 7, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born November 8, 1939 in North Kohala, HI. Leroy was a retired painter. He is survived by spouse, Eileen Rosa; sons, Leroy Rosa, Jr., Steven Rosa, Sr., Gabriel (Rose) Rosa; daughters, Annie (Audie) Saili, Lucy (Johnny) Spruill, Rosalind Harris, Jo Ann (Javier) Rodriguez; sister, Betty Autry; 33 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

LAWRENCE “SAK” K. SAKAMOTO

Posted On September 6th, 2015 -

LAWRENCE K. SAK SAKAMOTO Age 86, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 6, 2015 in Pearl City, HI. Born February 22, 1929 in Wahiawa. He retired from the Hickam Air Force Base & Kaala Elementary School. He is survived by wife, Elaine Sakamoto; daughters, Lori Yuu, Wendy (Derek) Tatsuno, Rene (Paul) Nakagawa; grandchildren, Kristen, Kaitlyn, Erin, Breeann, Branden; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Thursday (Sept. 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:00 p.m.

RICHARD ITSUKI INOUYE

Posted On September 5th, 2015 -

RICHARD ITSUKI INOUYE 88 of Aiea. Retired from Hawaiian Telephone Company, Army veteran and a member of the Aiea Orchid Club. Passed peacefully at home on July 31, 2015. He was born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Misuko; daughters, Vicki Inouye, Valerie Inouye; sons, Reid, Roy (Sharon), Owen (Brenda); nine grandchildren; five great-grand- children; faithful companions, Kekoa and Hoku; brothers, Ralph, Clyde; sister Edith Oba; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended ohana. Services will be held September 12, 2015 (Saturday) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary 10AM; Visitation 9AM, Casual attire, no flowers.

REV. LORRAINE SUIN LAN LAU

Posted On September 5th, 2015 -

REV. LORRAINE SUIN LAN LAU Age 89, of Aiea, HI, passed away August 4, 2015 in Honolulu. Born November 15, 1925 in Honolulu, HI. Retired labor relations specialist officer in charge of construction, Mid-Pacific, U.S. Navy. Hope Kahu of Ka Makua Mau Loa Church. She is survived by brothers, Gordon Lau and Jensen Lau. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (Sept 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Claudette Kalanikapu Rapozo

Posted On September 4th, 2015 -

CLAUDETTE KALANIKAPU RAPOZO Age 61, of Kapolei, a Redemption Academy Office administrative assistant died Aug. 9 in Queens Medical Center-West. She was born in Honolulu and grew up in Lanakila and Waimanalo. She was greeted in heaven by her husband Rodney, mother Helen Kane and her dog Bumbucha. She is survived by her son Eddy; daughters Jacqueline Rapozo, Ronda Makue, Kacie Aurio, Kyra Santos and Jkae Rapozo; father Claude Kane Sr; brothers Claude Jr and Joseph Kane; sisters Johnette Moses, Claudine Duvauchelle, Helene Torres, Marlene Nolta, Cecilia Cardus-Kane and Micheline Kane; grandchildren Michelle, Logan, Ezra, Lacie, Kara, Kaya, Lawrence IV and Aria; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation Sat 10am at Life Church Kailua, 355 N. Kainalu Drive. Celebration of Life 11am. Aloha attire.

LEANDRA RAMOS CABINGABANG

Posted On September 3rd, 2015 -

LEANDRA RAMOS CABINGABANG Age 95, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 10, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born March 12, 1920 in #18, Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Ernesto (Corazon) Cabingabang, Gilbert (Marieta) Cabingabang, Rolando (Delia) Cabingabang, Romy (Marilyn) Cabingabang; daughters, Neyda (Osias) Cabingabang, Naty Jara, Lolinda (Benny) Madigal, Rosita (Roger) Fagaragan, Elizabeth (Manuel) Calaycay, Lety (Ernesto) Lacar; 29 grand- children; 43 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Tuesday (Sept. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (Sept. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Mass 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

LEANDRA RAMOS CABINGABANG

Posted On September 3rd, 2015 -

LEANDRA RAMOS CABINGABANG Age 95, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 10, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born March 12, 1920 in #18, Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Ernesto (Corazon) Cabingabang, Gilbert (Marieta) Cabingabang, Rolando (Delia) Cabingabang, Romy (Marilyn) Cabingabang; daughters, Neyda (Osias) Cabingabang, Naty Jara, Lolinda (Benny) Madigal, Rosita (Roger) Fagaragan, Elizabeth (Manuel) Calaycay, Lety (Ernesto) Lacar; 29 grand- children; 43 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Tuesday (Sept. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (Sept. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Mass 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Miriam Chun Noh

Posted On September 3rd, 2015 -

$nameMIRIAM CHUN NOH Miriam Chun Noh peacefully passed away in Honolulu on August 16. Survived by three sons, Howard, David and Raymond and a sister, Mary Chun Lee. She was born in Honolulu on November 6, 1924. The daughter of a Korean immigrant plantation worker and his picture bride, she was the second of five children. Educated at Roosevelt High School, she worked for the local government before marrying the late Edwin Cha Son Noh. Together, they owned and operated a variety of businesses from pet shop, grocery store, several Waikiki hotels to the first formal Korean restaurant in the islands, Arirang which opened in 1961. The real triumph of this brilliant, tireless woman was the founding of Noh Foods International of Hawaii in 1963 with Edwin. Today, this company is globally- known for manufacturing and distributing a wide variety of seasoning mixes, sauces and drinks. In addition, at the age of 70, she established the dry- cleaner and laundromat complex, Launderland, on Beretania Street; still operating today. Rest in peace, Mom - your magnificent work is done at last. Graveside service on Saturday - September 5th. Diamond Head Memorial @ 10:30 am.

Miriam Chun Noh

Posted On September 3rd, 2015 -

$nameMIRIAM CHUN NOH Miriam Chun Noh peacefully passed away in Honolulu on August 16. Survived by three sons, Howard, David and Raymond and a sister, Mary Chun Lee. She was born in Honolulu on November 6, 1924. The daughter of a Korean immigrant plantation worker and his picture bride, she was the second of five children. Educated at Roosevelt High School, she worked for the local government before marrying the late Edwin Cha Son Noh. Together, they owned and operated a variety of businesses from pet shop, grocery store, several Waikiki hotels to the first formal Korean restaurant in the islands, Arirang which opened in 1961. The real triumph of this brilliant, tireless woman was the founding of Noh Foods International of Hawaii in 1963 with Edwin. Today, this company is globally- known for manufacturing and distributing a wide variety of seasoning mixes, sauces and drinks. In addition, at the age of 70, she established the dry- cleaner and laundromat complex, Launderland, on Beretania Street; still operating today. Rest in peace, Mom - your magnificent work is done at last. Graveside service on Saturday - September 5th. Diamond Head Memorial @ 10:30 am.

EDWARD K. YOUNG

Posted On September 2nd, 2015 -

EDWARD K. YOUNG Edward K Young, 58, passed away peacefully at home in Lacey, WA on August 14, 2015. He worked for the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island, WA at the Secure Community Transition Facility. Born in Honolulu, HI, he was a graduate of Iolani School and the University of Hawaii, and for many years resided in Waimea on the Big Island. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; son, Ryan; daughter, Kelsey; sisters, Pamela Westenhaver and Linda; and brother, Steven. A Celebration of Life service will be held in Honolulu at a later date. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Providence Sound Home Care and Hospice.

LILLIAN KEALAOKAIPO GILMAN

Posted On September 2nd, 2015 -

LILLIAN KEALAOKAIPO GILMAN Age 99, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away August 5, 2015 in Kapolei, HI. Born April 2, 1916 in Waialua, Oahu, HI. Retired office clerk for the U.S. Government. She is survived by brother, Douglas Neddles Gilman, Sr.; sister, Edna (James) Stewart. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (Sept. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

JAWN POIRIER RANNEY

Posted On September 2nd, 2015 -

$nameJAWN POIRIER RANNEY Jawn Poirier Ranney, 95, of Honolulu, inimitable and extraordinary, passed away on July 29, 2015. Originally from Hibbing, MN, Jawn earned her BA degree from the College of St. Scholastica and did graduate work at the Catholic University of America. She was a loving wife and mother of five. Jawn worked at Sears Sales for 18 years and was a Eucharistic Minister for the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu. Predeceased by husband Donald Ranney and daughter Bernadette Ranney, she is survived by her children, Joan Riebli, Donald Ranney, Celestine Ranney-Howes, and Francis Ranney, 12 grand- children and 14 great-grand- children. Memorial service to be held Saturday, September 5th at Hawaiian Memorial Park Chapel, Kaneohe. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. Service at 10 a.m. with reception to follow.

LILY YURIKO MURAKAMI

Posted On September 1st, 2015 -

LILY YURIKO MURAKAMI Age 93, of Kapolei, HI, passed away July 13, 2015 in Kapolei. Born June 29, 1922 in Lahaina, Maui, HI. She is survived by sons, David R. Murakami, Roger P. Murakami, Richard (Nancy) W. Murakami; daughter, Cynthia A. (James) Pratt, 2 grandchildren; 1 great- grandchild. Private services held. No monetary gifts please. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Ewa Community Church, 91-1258 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach, HI 96706.

ERNEST “ERNIE” YOO FOOK LIU

Posted On September 1st, 2015 -

ERNEST ERNIE YOO FOOK LIU Age 91, of Pearl City, HI, passed away August 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. Born January 2, 1924 in Honolulu, HI. Ernie retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He is survived by son, James Liu; daughters, Deanna (Stanley Y.H.) Lee, Nellene (Albert) Ebata; brothers, Ben Liu, Clarence Liu; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Sunday (Sept 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

ROLAND “DANGI” PABLO DANGIDANG

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

$nameROLAND DANGI PABLO DANGIDANG Age 67, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away July 8, 2015 in Aiea. Born June 5, 1948 in Wahiawa, HI. Roland was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a Aloha Airline employee for 33+ years. He was a member of 1st/2nd Generation Kajukenbo Ohana and member of AARP. He is survived by sister, Yolanda (Daniel) Roberts of Tacoma, WA. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (Sept 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Aiko Nakamitsu

Posted On August 30th, 2015 -

AIKO NAKAMITSU Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away August 1, 2015 in Honolulu. Born November 5, 1923 in Kapehu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons, Mel (Nobuko) Nakamitsu of WA, Stephen Nakamitsu, Wayne (Kyung Jin) Nakamitsu; daughter, Lois (Michael) Nishimura; brothers, Shuichi (Keiko) Nagai, Shiro Nagai, Seichi (Fusayo) Nagai; sister, Hanako Hiroe, 5 grandchildren. Private services were held.

NORMAN”MAC” MCLAFFERTY

Posted On August 30th, 2015 -

NORMAN MAC MCLAFFERTY Norman "Mac" McLafferty, of Ewa Beach, passed away on August 7, 2015 at the age of 95. Born in St. Louis, he married his hapa-haole sweetheart and lived in Hawaii for over sixty-five years. He was married to Havana (Johnson) McLafferty for 71 years and was a father to their ten children. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer. They were stationed in Hawaii, lived abroad and in the mainland. He was a family man, active in the Catholic Church, an avid golfer, lucky at the slots, and gave to many charitable organizations. He was an artist, loved to sing, and once sang with the Metropolitan Opera in St. Louis. At the age of 90 he landed a speaking part in Peter Berg's movie "Battleship" and an earlier part in the 1965 film, "In Harms Way." Preceded in death by his wife Havana Leinani (2014) his three sons, Michael, Dennis and Brian; and seven brothers, and one sister. He is survived by his three sons, Pat (Mary), Tim (Marge), and Dan (Sue); and four daughters, Norvana "Cissy" (Junior Tejada), Cindy (Smith Cobb-Adams), Maureen "Pua", and Kathy (Larry Ice); 14 grand- children and 8 great-grand- children; and one brother, Paul McLafferty. Memorial services on September 8, 2015 at Valley of the Temples Chapel, Kane'ohe. Visitation at 10:30 a.m. Burial and military honors to follow.

HELEN EILEEN AVERGONZADO

Posted On August 30th, 2015 -

$nameHELEN EILEEN AVERGONZADO Age 93, of Mililani, passed away August 13, 2015 at her daughter Lisa's residence in Mililani. She passed away peacefully with her daughter Lisa by her side. Born December 3, 1921 in Koloa, Kauai, HI. Daughter Lisa would like to acknowledge the following: Mililani Fire Station, State of Hawaii EMS Service, Pali Momi Medical Center & Staff, especially her assigned Doctor Andrea Bernhard, St. Francis Hospice Health Care System of Hawaii, State Medical for the hospital bed delivered to my home in Mililani that brought comfort to my mother. Last, but not least, mom's personal Doctor Marisa Nguyen from Straub Clinic. My Prayers will always be with all of you, God Bless. Preceded in death by husband, Mamerto Larry Avergonzado. She is survived by sons, Rudolph "Rudy" Orlando, Gilbert "Gil" (Vivian) Orlando; daughters, Gladys "Lisa" Orlando-Viloria, Barbara Jean Longgat; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren. Private services and burial were held.

DAVID YUKIO HASHIMOTO

Posted On August 30th, 2015 -

$nameDAVID YUKIO HASHIMOTO Age 72, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 27, 2015 in Aiea. Born July 27, 1943 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from Verizon/ Hawaiian Tel. He is survived by daughters, Kristy Aguiar, Jamie (Kaiona) Whitaker, Erin (Joseph) Mendonca, Jr.; sister, Karen (Gary) Kakehi; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Sept 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

ELIZABETH “ANNE” BROWN

Posted On August 30th, 2015 -

ELIZABETH ANNE BROWN Aug. 02, 1926 - Feb. 26, 2015 Elizabeth "Anne" Brown of Gladstone, Oregon, passed away on February 26, 2015. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 2, 1926 to Arthur and Ethelyn Myhre. In 1947, Anne married Ralph Pierpont Brown, Jr. (known as "Red"). They raised four children in Kailua: Gary, Gail, Diane, and Keith. She taught for many years in private elementary schools on windward Oahu and retired to devote time to her painting career. Anne was a talented artist, skilled in both oil and acrylic. Using the name "Elika" she often sold her artwork at the Zoo Fence in Waikiki. Anne was a member of the Sweet Adelines International singing group, and acted in several local plays along with her husband. In 1982, Anne and Red moved to Oregon to be closer to their grandchildren and family. Anne is survived by her children, Gary (Maureen) and Diane; daughter-in-law, Janet Wells Brown; five grand- children, and seven great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Red, in 2008, her brother Robert Myhre, and her children Gail Holland and Keith Brown. A burial service will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1st at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery in Kaneohe.

Robert Hiroichi Miyahira

Posted On August 30th, 2015 -

ROBERT BOB HIROICHI MIYAHIRA Jan. 2, 1925 to Aug. 7, 2015 Robert Hiroichi Miyahira, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, was peacefully taken into the arms of our Lord, on Friday, August 7, 2015 at Kuakini Medical Center. He was 90 years old and survived by his wife of 64 years, Betsy (Asato), son: Robin (Lily), daughters: Gail Fuller and Doreen Bartels, (George). Brothers, Yoshinobu and Wallace Miyahira, sisters, Eleanor Yonashiro, Doris Maedo and Amy Tsuhako. Grandchildren, Erika, Aaron, Kimberly, Casey, Kanoe and Kawehi. Robert was a military veteran in the US Army, worked and retired from the federal government and later worked 10 years part-time for the C&C of Honolulu Elderly Affairs. After his retirement, Robert volunteered at Kuakini Medical Center's Volunteer Services Department where he enjoyed being a companion and visiting the residents at Hale Pulama Mau. He was also a member of the Gaza Yonagusuku Doshi Kai, Ginowan Shi-Jin Kai Club, Moanalua Seniors and The Community of Christ. A celebration of life for Robert will be held on Thursday September 10, 2015, visitation at 5PM and services, 6PM at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Private burial services to follow on September 11, 2015. "You may be gone from our sight but you are never gone from our hearts."

KATHARINE ELIZABETH CLIFFORD

Posted On August 30th, 2015 -

$nameKATHARINE ELIZABETH CLIFFORD Kathy Clifford, 72, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2015 at St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu on March 6, 1943. Kathy grew up in Nu'uanu with her parents Fridolf and Jenny Kling and her brother Tom. She married Michael Clifford on June 30, 1966 and had two children Diana & Pamela. Kathy graduated from Punahou in 1961 and went on to pursue a degree in accounting at Northwestern, which she completed at San Jose University. She was one of the original IBM programers at Bank of Hawaii, and after raising her two daughters she returned to help Mike develop and run Hawaiian Housewares. Kathy had an active lifestyle, enjoying paddle tennis, canoe paddling, and skiing. She completed the Molokai Channel, winning the masters division for Outrigger Canoe Club two times. She loved playing cards and tackling challenging puzzles. She also enjoyed gardening and was an excellent cook. She and Mike loved to travel. They travelled around the world experiencing different cultures along with creating wonderful friendships. She focused on the experiences that life could bring and truly lived life to its fullest! She was a generous, kind, and thoughtful woman who had the pleasure of having many wonderful friends. Kathy is survived by her best friend and husband Michael Clifford, her daughters and their families, Diana & Kevin Allen (grandchildren Kaitlin and Robert) and Pamela Jenkins (grandchildren Patrick and Lani) and her brother Thomas Kling and sister Pio Humphreys. Kathy will be celebrated on Saturday, September 12th at Thurston Chapel at Punahou, with services at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathy's name may be made to St. Francis Hospice or The American Cancer Society.

Agnes Wai Han Lam

Posted On August 30th, 2015 -

$nameAGNES WAI HAN LAM Agnes Wai Han Lam, 69, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on August 11th, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born in Hong Kong, China. Agnes was the retired owner of Lam's Garden Chinese Restaurants (Waikiki, Kahala, and Hawaii Kai). She was also a retired cashier from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Agnes enjoyed hiking and playing mah jong with her friends on the weekends, she loved visiting Macys and spending time with her grand- children. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Charles Lam; 4 daughters Theresa (Raymond Poon) Lam, Natalie (Matthew Wong) Lam-Wong, Angela (Joseph) Beard, and Charness (Tyler Pang) Lam; 6 grandchildren - Jordyn, Alyx, Charli and Tyson Beard, and Mattson and Sidney Wong; brother Cheuk Wing Ng, sisters Gemma Lau and Mary Cheung, preceded in death by brother Cheuk Man Ng. Services are scheduled for Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Diamond Head Memorial Park, visitation hours from 9:30am- 11:30am, Catholic services at 11:30am, with the burial to follow at 12:45pm. Casual attire.

Jennifer Ann Hee Metcalfe

Posted On August 30th, 2015 -

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 8.54.17 AMJENNIFER ANN HEE METCALFE Jennifer was born on February 28, 1972 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Jean and Donald Hee. She passed away on August 11, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia after a 3 year battle with cancer. She was raised in Kaneohe with her older sister, Cheryl. Jennifer attended Aikahi Elem, Kailua Intermediate and graduated from Kaleheo High School in 1990. She went to the University of Connecticut where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in 1994. After college, Jennifer was hired by Gerber Technology in their computer aided design (CAD) department where she trained and supported clients from all over the world. She worked in Connecticut for a year and then moved to their Atlanta office where she worked until present. In Atlanta, she met her husband, Tony Metcalfe, and they were married in 2011. Her life with Tony was the happiest time of her life until the day she passed. She loved cooking, shopping, travelling and photography. Jennifer cherished family and friends. She made everyone feel important and special. It's so hard to put such an amazing woman's life into so few words. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by husband, Anthony (Tony), parents, Jean and Don Hee, sister, Cheryl (Earl) Hasegawa; mother-in- law Deborah Metcalfe (Jim deceased), brother-in-laws Jim (Tracy), and Jason (Michelle) and nieces and nephews Rachel, Austin, Kristen, Jayden (deceased), Taylor, Pressley and Dayton, and her 2 pet dogs, Mookie and Jelly, along with countless friends and family. Services will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at St. Ann's Catholic Church (46-129 Haiku Rd., Kaneohe); Visitation 9:30 A.M.; Family Service10:30 A.M.; Mass 11:00 A.M. Casual Attire.

GONZALO C. DE GUZMAN

Posted On August 30th, 2015 -

GONZALO C. de GUZMAN Age 90, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 27, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born February 20, 1925 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired supervisor from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel with 45 years of service. He is survived by spouse, Lydia C. de Guzman; son, Sunny J. (Renee Tomas) de Guzman; daughters, Lynn Michele C. (John) Telles, Agnes L. (Troy) Guthier; brother, Marcelino (Leticia) de Guzman; sister, Isabelita Cacas; 9 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Friday (Sept 4) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 11:15 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Violet Kazuko Padilla

Posted On August 30th, 2015 -

VIOLET KAZUKO PADILLA Violet Kazuko Padilla died peacefully at home in Thousand Oaks, California on August 5, 2015 in the care of her husband and loving family. Violet was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii on February 12, 1935, the youngest of 8 children. Her parents, Shizuichi and Haruyo Daigo Hiratani, had emigrated from Hiroshima, Japan. Violet attended Leilehua High School, University of Hawaii, and Cal State Fullerton. She was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker, and a talented seamstress. Violet and Xavier raised three daughters in Whittier, California. Throughout her life she enjoyed sports (tennis, 5K & 10K races, including 3 Bay to Breakers) and travelling (to visit family, explore, and enjoy good food). After she received a BA from CSU Fullerton she worked on the B-2 Project during her 13 years at Northrop. Her special joy was being "Mum" to grandchildren Cory, Alex, and Lana. Violet is survived by her husband Xavier J. Padilla, Sandy and Ed Smith, Lisa Padilla and Greg Hise, Linda and Shaun McCray; and siblings Moriyoshi Hiratani and Ann Goya. Family members will commemorate her life with a private ceremony.

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