Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

JANE DANG LUM

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

11-3 571803  Jane LumJANE DANG LUM Age 82, of Honolulu, HI passed away on October 23, 2013 at Straub Hospital. Born January 2, 1931 in Honolulu, HI. Jane’s early career was as a dietitian at Kamehameha Schools, but she later co-founded Chrysanthemums of Hawaii nursery growing potted flowers for over 20 years. In retirement, Jane continued to be admired for her horticultural expertise and talent for growing just about anything with a home garden that was always full of prized plants and fruit trees which she generously shared with family and friends. She is survived by sons: Alan and Robert Lum; daughters: Judi Lum and Marilyn Ho; 7 grandchildren; sister Alice Van Guilder. Private Services were held. Inurnment was at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

ASHLEY HELYN COLCOL ELLAZAR

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

ASHLEY HELYN COLCOL ELLAZAR Age 22, of Mililani, HI, passed away September 20, 2013 in Duarte, CA. Born September 21, 1990 in Wahiawa, HI. She is survived by father, Herman C. Ellazar; mother, Vernalyn V. Colcol; step- mother, Kristi Ellazar; brother, Timothy S.C. Ellazar; sisters, Aislinn M.C. Ellazar, Verena M.C. Ellazar, Harmony L.C. Ellazar, Katelyn K. Ellazar; grandparents, Nemesio and Aurelia Colcol and Maxima Ellazar; great-grandmother, Estella Ventura; uncle and aunt, Paulo and Amelia Moniz; nephew, Logan K. Martin; fiancee, Albert Iokepa, III; and several more aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

KENNETH GAILLARD MCCRAY

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

11-3 KENNETH MCCRAYKENNETH KC GAILLARD MCCRAY Kenneth “KC” Gaillard McCray, 34, attended Pearl City High and was a 1997 graduate of Campbell High School. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was employed by the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power when he died in Los Angeles, California in the spring of 2013. He was born on August 12, 1978 at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii and is survived by his mother Lee S. Gaillard McCray, father Leonard R. McCray, sister Stacey C. McCray and a host of aunts, uncles and other relatives. Committal services for his cremains will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. in The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

PEDRO L. CORDERO

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

PEDRO L. CORDERO Age 75, of Honolulu, HI, passed away October 10, 2013 in Honolulu. Born October 23, 1937 in Sinilian 3rd, Bitawa, Camiling, Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines. He is survived by spouse, Renilda Cordero; sons, Roylan “Roy” Cordero, Christopher “Chris” Cordero. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (Nov. 8) at St. Philomena Church (3300 Ala Laulani Pl., Honolulu); Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 a.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

David Hisao Miyose

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

DAVE HISAO MIYOSE A former cook at various hotels and restaurants on Oahu and the Big Island, passed away in Honolulu at the age of 57 on Sept. 10, 2013. He is survived by mother, Kimiyo; brother, Morris S.; sister, Carol S. Chung; brother-in-law, Lynndon; nephews, Dallas (Joe-Anna), Christopher and Kellen; grandnieces, Madison and Aubrielle; and Beloved Uncles, Aunties and Cousins. Private services held.

PANANA WIDEMANN ALDEN

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

PANANA WIDEMANN ALDEN 67, of Kailua-Kona, died on October 4, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Gerrit Parker Judd, daughter Luika Judd Wright (Trevor); brothers Panaewa Widemann (Rachel) and Arthur Hoke (Sibi), sister Arvilla Wong (Carl); three grandchildren. Celebration of Life Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m. @ Hulihe’e Palace in Kona, HI. Casual Hawaiian attire. No flowers.

Dr. Charles S. Brown

Posted On November 3rd, 2013 -

DR. CHARLES S. BROWN 97, Kama’aina, died in Nashville, TN on October 20th of natural causes. He was a retired Waikiki internist and Navy Veteran having served at Pearl Harbor and New Caledonia during WWII. Preceded in death by parents Charles Pickney Brown and Carrie Denize Borges Brown and his partner of 43 years Wallace (Wally) Holt. He is survived by his cousin Antoinette (Nettie) Boucher and other distant cousins as well his beloved cat Lilly, brother-in-law, Darrell Holt and friends Bill Kleinenbroich, Louie Xigogianis, David Penhallow, Barry Peterson, Steve Baugh, Mike White, Chrissie McClure and Alice Crafts. Special thanks to his long time care-giver Punnee (Lek) Kotchasi Reyes. No services, internment in Honolulu. Monetary offerings may be made to the Hawaii Humane Society.

EDGAR IBERA IBANEZ

Posted On November 2nd, 2013 -

EDGAR IBERA IBANEZ Age 53, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 4, 2013 in Kapolei. Born March 28, 1960 in Cabangtalan, Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Was employed at Pearl Country Club and Aston Hotel Waikiki. He is survived by wife, Rosita Y. Ibanez; sons, Edgar Ibanez Jr., Belmoychoy Ibanez; daughters, Rapunzel Ibanez, Jessica Kate Ibanez; 1 grandson; mother, Marcela Ebanez; brothers, Marnaldo (Adelfa) Ibanez, Roger (Raquel) Ibanez, Marlou (Melisa) Ibanez. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (Nov. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 10:00 a.m. Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FRANK FUJIO TOYA

Posted On November 2nd, 2013 -

FRANK FUJIO TOYA Age 89, of Honolulu, HI, passed away October 15, 2013 in Honolulu. Born August 25, 1924 in Waialua, Oahu. A retiree of Pacific Construction. He is survived by wife, Betty Fumiyo Toya; son, Ronald Toya; daughters, Gerrene (Wayne) Yukuno, Sherri (Garrett) Yoshimoto, Kerri (Myles) Masada, Lorene (Keith) Luke; sister, Hanae Fujimura; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ANGELITA FLORENTIN CORPUZ

Posted On November 2nd, 2013 -

11-2 ANGELITA FLORENTIN CORPUZANGELITA FLORENTIN CORPUZ Age 92, of Waialua, HI, passed away October 5, 2013 in Waialua. Born January 1, 1921 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines She is survived by daughters, Jovita “Jovie” (Marcelo) Espiritu, Jeanette “Jan” (James) Bushey, Merilyn Thompson, Karen Corpuz; sons, Roger Corpuz, Dave (Debbie) Corpuz; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (Nov. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service 12:00 p.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Dennis Warren Cooper

Posted On November 2nd, 2013 -

11-2 DENNIS WARREN COOPERDENNIS WARREN COOPER 70, died October 29, 2013 after a 2 year battle with Leukemia. Dennis was born on October 16, 1943 in LaPeer, Michigan and lived in a number of other states, including Texas, growing up. He was a celebrated high school athlete at Ionia High School in Ionia Michigan – Quarterbacking the football team, as well as playing basketball and golf. Dennis graduated valedictorian of his class and went on to attend the University of Michigan and married his high-school sweetheart, Shari Geisel Cooper. Although the marriage ended, Dennis and Shari were blessed with a daughter, Teresa Lee Cooper Walden – his only child and one of his proudest joys in life. Dennis transferred his studies to the University of Texas in 1966, where he received a B.S. in mathematics and a M.B.A in finance, and also completed all of his course work for a Ph.D. Following his studies, Dennis remained in Austin, Texas and had a successful career in real estate and finance, including serving as CFO of Schlotzsky’s Inc. Dennis enjoyed eating at the original Schlotzsky’s on South Congress Avenue prior to its transformation into a national retail food chain. In 1991, Dennis went to run a marathon in Honolulu, HI and decided to move there for a Hawaiian adventure that lasted 16 years. Dennis loved his time in Hawaii and lived just blocks away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in Kailua, HI, and the Kalapawai Market. Dennis’ passion was scuba diving and he served as a Dive Master for locals and tourists with over 500 dives. He also fulfilled a dream of traveling to and diving at the Fuji Islands. Dennis did have a “day job” in Hawaii as a Mortgage Broker for Mid-Pacific Mortgage. Through his work, he made several long-time friends, including local realtors, who were dear to him. During his time in Hawaii, Dennis enjoyed serving as host to his daughter and siblings and their families who traveled to see the beautiful islands. Dennis’ other interests and hobbies included watching Texas and UofH football and men’s basketball, and Texas and UofH women’s volleyball and basketball. He also enjoyed jogging, reading, music and sports cars. His first car was a Metropolitan and from there he went on to own a Jaguar, Camaro, two Corvettes, a Mazda Miata, and most recently a Mini-Cooper convertible. Dennis enjoyed being a grandfather to his two grandsons, Ryan Tucker Walden and Michael Cooper Walden. He was known as “Grandpa Coop” to them and traveled numerous times from Hawaii to spend time playing with them. Dennis retired in Austin, Texas in 2007 in order to be closer to his daughter and grandsons and enjoyed many hours playing and swimming with them and attending their sports and band activities. His other 2 loves were his adopted cats, Wookie and Henry. Dennis is survived by his daughter and grandsons, sister Nancy Cooper Duggan, brother Larry George Cooper and his wife Judy Cooper, brother Douglas Arthur Cooper and his wife Linda Cooper, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased in death by his father, Randall Eugene Cooper, his mother, Kella Eddy Cooper, his brother, Randall Eugene Cooper, Jr, and his nephew Craig Wilson Cooper. A memorial service honoring Dennis will be held Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 9700 Anderson Mill Rd. Austin, Texas 78750. In lieu of flowers, Dennis requested that contributions be made to Austin Pets Alive! www.austinpetsalive.org or a shelter of your choice that does not euthanize animals. To share condolences with Dennis’ family please visit our website at www.cookwaldenchapelofthehills.com

BLAISE KEAHI LING

Posted On November 2nd, 2013 -

11-2-571469-BLAISE-LING-IN-MEMORIAMBlaise Keahi Ling Ten years June 6, 1988-Oct 29, 2003 We only have a picture now, A frozen piece in time, To remind us of how it was, When you were here and fine. How much we miss you being here, We really cannot say, The ache is deep inside our hearts, And never goes away. We Love and Miss You, Mom, Dad, Kai, Nalu, Kamalani and the rest of the Ohana

ELEANOR SIN YIN LEN

Posted On November 1st, 2013 -

ELEANOR SIN YIN LEN Eleanor Sin Yin Len, born on Christmas Day, 1935, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Mau Yun Len, who predeceased her. She leaves her older sister, Asoong Len Elliott (Rogers), two younger brothers, Norman S.H. Len (Ruby), and Raymond C.Y. Len (Nancy), a niece, Noreen, and nephews Matthew, Joshua, Patrick, Peter and Jason, as well as great-nieces Sophie, Cydney and Cammie and a great-nephew, Christopher. She attended Kamehameha III School in Lahaina, Robert Louis Stevenson Intermediate School, and Roosevelt High School. She received a B.Ed. from the University of Hawaii in 1957, a M.A. in Counseling from Teacher’s College in Columbia University in 1958 and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University in 1979. During her teaching career she taught math and did counseling at Battle Hill Jr. H.S. in White Plains, N.Y., Kapaa H.S. on Kauai, Leilehua H.S. in Wahiawa, and Roosevelt H.S. She joined the Career Services Department at U.H. in 1968 and was Director from 1988 to 2000, when she retired. Eleanor was a friend who gave and received great love and loyalty. She was the heart and soul of her family. We all miss her very much. She was a dedicated volunteer and supporter of the Sacred Heart Church, 1701 Wilder Ave., where services will take place on Friday, Nov. 8th. Visitation is at 9:00 am, with services at 10:30 am. Casual attire. Please no monetary gifts nor flowers. Burial will be at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe at 2 pm.

PAUL W. CHING

Posted On November 1st, 2013 -

PAUL W. CHING Paul W. Ching of Concord, California. The son of Quan Yuen and Pauline Lau Ching died on July 20, 2013 after a brief illness. He attended Punahou School, Purdue University and received a M.S. in engineering from Colorado State University. He worked as a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Hawaii. His work took him to the western states as well as many interesting places in the world. Paul was a gourmet cook and loved sailing, mountain climbing and visiting family and friends. They will miss his wonderful stories and special sense of humor. There will be military services at Manoa Cemetary on November 4, 2013 at 11:00am.

Bernice Kraft Cooper

Posted On October 31st, 2013 -

BERNICE KRAFT COOPER Passed away on 10-24 in Honolulu Hawaii. Born in Detroit in 1918. Resided in Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods. Following 25 years as a dedicated nurse she retired to Hawaii in 1991. Bernice was the mother of five children Dr. Barbara Dill (Dr. Fred), Elizabeth Below, the late Cathleen Carroll, Warner (Linda), Beverly Morton (Roger). Loving grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of 10. You would consider yourself fortunate if you had ever had the chance to know her. Private service by the family.

DOLORES “DOLLY” CATUGAL DELAPENIA

Posted On October 31st, 2013 -

10-31 DOLORES DELEPENIA newDOLORES DOLLY CATUGAL DELAPENIA Age 81, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 23, 2013 in Waipahu. Born January 2, 1932 in Waipahu, HI. She is survived by sons, Roger (Shanna) Catugal of OH, Mitchell (Cynthia) Catugal of Maui; daughter, April Catugal (‘Aka Rivers); 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother, Walter (Jean) Delapenia of GA. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FRANCISCA “NANA ICCA” CALARO LAGURA

Posted On October 30th, 2013 -

FRANCISCA NANA ICCA CALARO LAGURA Age 89, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 17, 2013 in Waianae. Born October 11, 1924 in Barangay 20 Sarrat Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughter, Merly (David) Balicao; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grand- children. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (Nov. 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Mass 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/ Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

WILMA LEINANI NIAU HALEAKALA MACK

Posted On October 30th, 2013 -

WILMA LEINANI NIAU HALEAKALA MACK AUGUST 18, 1945 – OCTOBER 24, 2013 Wilma Leinani Niau Haleakala Mack was born on the island of Kauai, Hawaii on August 18, 1945 to Louis and Lei Niau Haleakala. She married Thomas Lee Mack on April 27, 1968. They lived the first thirty-four years of their marriage on Oahu, Hawaii. Wilma was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She spent many years working with the youth of the church as a seminary teacher, and in the Primary and Young Women organizations. She loved serving others and has touched many throughout her life. She retired as a church employee, working as a secretary to the FM group in Honolulu. Wilma also served a full-time mission with Lee for the LDS church in Boston, Massachusetts and then a service mission in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lee and Wilma moved to Utah in 2002. She passed away on October 24, 2013 at her home in Bountiful, Utah. Wilma is now reunited with her husband Lee who passed away in 2006. Wilma is survived by her five children: Kalani (Sarah), Kimo (Tami), David (Angela), Mahanalei Bradley (Brandon), and Mahealani Eddy (Charles); 12 grandchildren; and 6 siblings: Steven Niau (Patti), Momi Livingston, Pearl Kelii (Lionel), David Niau, Gail Masuda (Bruce), and Michael Niau(Myra). Viewing will be at 9:30am on November 1, 2013 at the LDS North Canyon 5th Ward Chapel, 2501 South Davis Blvd. Bountiful, Utah. Services will follow at 11:00am. Interment will be held at 2:30pm at the Smithfield City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.

HAROLD AKIRA KAJIWARA

Posted On October 29th, 2013 -

HAROLD AKIRA KAJIWARA Age 76, of Mililani, HI, passed away September 22, 2013 in Mililani. Born May 25, 1937 in Haleiwa, HI. Retired from GTE/Hawaiian Tel after 20+ years. He is survived by sons, Daryl (Taya) Kajiwara, Derek (Michele) Kajiwara; daughters, Sheryl (Craig) Takara, Debbie (Scott) Sakata; sisters, Nancy (Tommy) Yamamoto, Nobuko Tsue; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

JORDAN L.K. SANCHEZ

Posted On October 29th, 2013 -

JORDAN L.K. SANCHEZ Age 45, of Honolulu, HI, passed away October 6, 2013 in Honolulu. Born June 9, 1968 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by life long partner, Verna Rapez; son, Preston K. Sanchez; daughters, Chanel N. Sanchez, Tyra M. Sanchez; parents, William & LaVerne Sanchez; brothers, Charles (Bedmi) Sanchez, Boyson (Tammy) Sanchez; Bronson-Lee Oili, Peter (Momi) Kealoha, Sam Kealoha, Jesse (Odelia) Kealoha, John Kealoha, Noah (Sweets) Moman; sisters, Ah-Moi (Dicky) Oili, Noelani Sanchez, Anela-Re (Justin) Crusat, Sharon Sanico, Renee Kealoha, Hannah Kealoha, Sweetie (Gaylord) Kahale. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No Flower.

MAGDALENA VILARRAJI VILLANUEVA

Posted On October 29th, 2013 -

MAGDALENA VILARRAJI VILLANUEVA Of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away October 7, 2013 in Kapolei. Born in Makaweli, Kauai. She was an active member of Full Gospel Temple Church. She is survived by daughters, Petronila (Pascual) Ongque, Purita (Raul) Buenafe; sons, Agustin (Carmen) Villanueva, Salvador (Shirley) Villanueva, Peter Villanueva, Nicanor (Laarni) Villanueva, Ernesto (Ofelia) Villanueva, Dominador (Celsa) Villanueva; 18 grand- children; 24 great-grand- children; 2 brothers; 1 sister. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (Nov. 4) at Full Gospel Temple Church (2464 North School St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Toshiko Westphalen

Posted On October 29th, 2013 -

TOSHIKO WESTPHALEN Crossed over to be with the Lord on Sunday October 20, 2013after a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of Harold Westphalen Jr for 63 years and mother of her Son Harold III. She also leaves behind a large extended family of loving in-laws and very large family in her native country of Japan. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Vancouver. Prior to moving here in 2007, she served the poor as an active member of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Hawaii for over 40 years. She was also a recognized International Water Color Artist, Hula Teacher, outstanding and loving homemaker, Her wit, humorand talents will be missed will be missed by all who knew her. She will be returning to Kaneohe Hawaii, where she spent the greater part of her life, in order to be buried in a place where she often enjoyed viewing and painting the beautiful Hawaiian Koolau mountains and beauty of the nearby Ocean surf. Funeral Mass at St. Ann Catholic Church 46-129 Haiku Road; Kaneohe Visitation- 10:30-12:30 p.m. Mass- 12:45 p.m. Burial- 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery

Linda Wang Jim

Posted On October 28th, 2013 -

10-28 569343  Linda Jim IN MEMORIAMLINDA WANG JIM HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Words cannot describe how much we miss you, your daughter, Shasha and I On your special day, I dedicate these romantic songs to you. “My One And Only Love”, sung by Sting “There Will Never Be Another You”, by Frank Sinatra “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole Hope you enjoy these. Rest easy until we meet again. Love Always, Henry

DR. DIANE CECELIA DRIGOT

Posted On October 27th, 2013 -

DR. DIANE CECELIA DRIGOT (1948-2013) Dr. Diane Cecelia Drigot died at St. Francis hospice on October 14, 2013, from complications of a stem cell transplant to treat acute myelogenous leukemia. She was 65 years old. She is survived by her mother, Genevieve Drigot, her sister, Karen Stone, her nephew, Robert Stone, his wife Kelly, and their two children, Lexi and Tyler, her grand niece and grand nephew. Diane was born to parents Stanley and Genevieve Drigot in Chicago, Illinois in May 1948. She received an A.B. in 1969 in Conservation of Natural Resources, from Barnard College, Columbia University; and an M.S. (1972) and Ph.D. (1975) in Natural Resources (Policy, Planning, and Management) from University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. In 1987 she was honored with the Distinguished Alumna Award from Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. An early feminist, Diane was one of two women in the National Park Service to first wear uniform pants instead of a skirt as a seasonal park ranger-naturalist at Katmai National Monument in Alaska. Early in her professional career Diane held positions as an environmental policy research analyst, a university professor/environmental studies program coordinator, and an environmental impact consultant. Committed to ensuring ‘practical, working knowledge’, she continued, throughout her career, to mentor students through the School of Natural Resources and Environment’s Alumni Association, and as an affiliate graduate faculty at the University of Hawai’i. For 30 years Diane worked in the Environmental Department at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Hawai’i. She was responsible for an integrated ecosystem approach to natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration, and environmental documentation under the National Environmental Policy Act. Diane is widely recognized for her award-winning record of partnering with military operators, regulators, and the public to steward MCB Hawai’i natural resources while sustaining combat readiness. She was instrumental in evolving the base’s Environmental Department from a staff of one (herself) and creating an award-winning department that has earned 30 national environmental awards. She received more than 20 personal awards for her community-based conservation efforts from diverse agencies (Department of Defense, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sierra Club, Hawai’i Audubon Society, Native Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Hawai’i’s State Legislature, Honolulu City Council, Kaneohe Neighborhood Board (Citizen of the Year (2003)); Secretary of the Navy (Conservation Individual of the Year (2005, 1995)); and was one of six finalists for a Service to America Medal honoring the nation’s top civil servants (2004). She is remembered by many as the ‘bird lady’, an ardent protector of the native Hawaiian birds of Mokapu Peninsula, in part through an annual ‘Mud Ops’ training where U.S. Marines use 26-ton amphibious tracked vehicles to tear up pickleweed in wetlands to improve endangered waterbird habitat. Diane retired from her position as a Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist at MCB Hawai’i in December 2012. She was recently awarded a Commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service from the U.S. Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps (2013) for her professional and innovative approach to natural resources management. Throughout her career, Diane made significant contributions as a volunteer both to her profession and to the communities in which she lived. Hawai’i became her home in 1977 and she spent the ensuing years working tirelessly to conserve the natural and cultural resources of Windward O’ahu. She helped develop school curriculum regarding Windward O’ahu wetlands and published over 20 articles, papers, and books regarding land use, ecosystem management and natural/cultural resources. She was a member of the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, and a Founding Member and past Vice-President of Kawai Nui Heritage Foundation. Diane practiced the Hawaiian art of hula for 14 years as part of Halau Mohala ‘Ilima, continued to dance throughout the ‘isles’, and paddled for several years with the Waimanalo Canoe Club. She enjoyed traveling, walks on the beach with her German Shepherds, and staying connected with her heritage through the Lithuanian Community of Hawai’i. She leaves a legacy of integrating modern scientific understanding, Hawaiian cultural views and values, and engaged communities to further stewardship and environmental protection. She touched many directly by her work and inspired many more by her spirit. Diane truly lived ‘Aloha’. Her passion and commitment is echoed by friends and colleagues – a special person who has made a real difference and whose contributions will carry forward to make the world a better place. A service in celebration of Diane’s life will be held in January 2014. Condolences may be sent to the family via her sister, Karen Stone, 11600 Academy Rd NE, Apt 524; Albuquerque, NM 87111. The family wishes any contributions in Diane’s memory be sent to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, P.O. Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109 (Online: www.fhcrc.org), or to a charity of choice.

Allen S. Yokomoto, Jr.

Posted On October 27th, 2013 -

ALLEN S. YOKOMOTO, JR. Age 84, of Kaneohe, passed away on October 14, 2013 at home. He was a retired teacher, counselor and basketball and golf coach at Kahuku High School. After retirement, he enjoyed working at Jackie’s Travel Escort Services and was active in the Oahu Junior Golf Association. He is survived by wife, Marian; daughter, Cyd Conner and sons: Dane and Beau (Cindy) Yokomoto. He had 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30pm, Services at 6:30pm on Saturday, November 2nd at Hawaiian Memorial. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com

DR. DIANE CECELIA DRIGOT

Posted On October 27th, 2013 -

10-27 568988  Diane DrigotDR. DIANE CECELIA DRIGOT (1948-2013) Dr. Diane Cecelia Drigot died at St. Francis hospice on October 14, 2013, from complications of a stem cell transplant to treat acute myelogenous leukemia. She was 65 years old. She is survived by her mother, Genevieve Drigot, her sister, Karen Stone, her nephew, Robert Stone, his wife Kelly, and their two children, Lexi and Tyler, her grand niece and grand nephew. Diane was born to parents Stanley and Genevieve Drigot in Chicago, Illinois in May 1948. She received an A.B. in 1969 in Conservation of Natural Resources, from Barnard College, Columbia University; and an M.S. (1972) and Ph.D. (1975) in Natural Resources (Policy, Planning, and Management) from University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. In 1987 she was honored with the Distinguished Alumna Award from Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. An early feminist, Diane was one of two women in the National Park Service to first wear uniform pants instead of a skirt as a seasonal park ranger-naturalist at Katmai National Monument in Alaska. Early in her professional career Diane held positions as an environmental policy research analyst, a university professor/environmental studies program coordinator, and an environmental impact consultant. Committed to ensuring ‘practical, working knowledge’, she continued, throughout her career, to mentor students through the School of Natural Resources and Environment’s Alumni Association, and as an affiliate graduate faculty at the University of Hawai’i. For 30 years Diane worked in the Environmental Department at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Hawai’i. She was responsible for an integrated ecosystem approach to natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration, and environmental documentation under the National Environmental Policy Act. Diane is widely recognized for her award-winning record of partnering with military operators, regulators, and the public to steward MCB Hawai’i natural resources while sustaining combat readiness. She was instrumental in evolving the base’s Environmental Department from a staff of one (herself) and creating an award-winning department that has earned 30 national environmental awards. She received more than 20 personal awards for her community-based conservation efforts from diverse agencies (Department of Defense, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sierra Club, Hawai’i Audubon Society, Native Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Hawai’i’s State Legislature, Honolulu City Council, Kaneohe Neighborhood Board (Citizen of the Year (2003)); Secretary of the Navy (Conservation Individual of the Year (2005, 1995)); and was one of six finalists for a Service to America Medal honoring the nation’s top civil servants (2004). She is remembered by many as the ‘bird lady’, an ardent protector of the native Hawaiian birds of Mokapu Peninsula, in part through an annual ‘Mud Ops’ training where U.S. Marines use 26-ton amphibious tracked vehicles to tear up pickleweed in wetlands to improve endangered waterbird habitat. Diane retired from her position as a Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist at MCB Hawai’i in December 2012. She was recently awarded a Commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service from the U.S. Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps (2013) for her professional and innovative approach to natural resources management. Throughout her career, Diane made significant contributions as a volunteer both to her profession and to the communities in which she lived. Hawai’i became her home in 1977 and she spent the ensuing years working tirelessly to conserve the natural and cultural resources of Windward O’ahu. She helped develop school curriculum regarding Windward O’ahu wetlands and published over 20 articles, papers, and books regarding land use, ecosystem management and natural/cultural resources. She was a member of the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, and a Founding Member and past Vice-President of Kawai Nui Heritage Foundation. Diane practiced the Hawaiian art of hula for 14 years as part of Halau Mohala ‘Ilima, continued to dance throughout the ‘isles’, and paddled for several years with the Waimanalo Canoe Club. She enjoyed traveling, walks on the beach with her German Shepherds, and staying connected with her heritage through the Lithuanian Community of Hawai’i. She leaves a legacy of integrating modern scientific understanding, Hawaiian cultural views and values, and engaged communities to further stewardship and environmental protection. She touched many directly by her work and inspired many more by her spirit. Diane truly lived ‘Aloha’. Her passion and commitment is echoed by friends and colleagues – a special person who has made a real difference and whose contributions will carry forward to make the world a better place. A service in celebration of Diane’s life will be held in January 2014. Condolences may be sent to the family via her sister, Karen Stone, 11600 Academy Rd NE, Apt 524; Albuquerque, NM 87111. The family wishes any contributions in Diane’s memory be sent to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, P.O. Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109 (Online: www.fhcrc.org), or to a charity of choice.

ALEXANDER “ALEX” LEONG, SR.

Posted On October 27th, 2013 -

ALEXANDER ALEX LEONG, SR. Age 49, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 14, 2013 in Kahuku. Born April 5, 1964 in Honolulu, HI. An employee at Ameron Hawaii, Sand Island. He is survived by wife, Elaine S. Leong; son, Alexander “Junior Boy” Leong, Jr.; daughters, Kanani Leong, Kau’i Leong; father, Clinton C. Leong, Sr.; mother, Eiko Leong; brothers, Eric Leong, Clinton C. Leong, Jr., Ellis Leong. Visitation 5:15 p.m. Wednesday (October 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

FLORENTINA SILVESTRE NAVARRO

Posted On October 27th, 2013 -

FLORENTINA SILVESTRE NAVARRO Age 63, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away October 1, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born July 31, 1950 in San Jose, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by spouse, Ely A. Navarro; daughter, Kathrina S. Navarro; sons, Eli Kristofer S. Navarro, Don S. Navarro; sisters, Zenaida (Ely) Marata, Rosario (Severino) Odulio, Angelina (Angelito) Garin, Carmen (Gary) Ibarra, Madie (Richard) Chan; brothers, Manuel (Leticia) Silvestre, Fernando (Ofelia) Silvestre, Alex (Malou) Silvestre, Joey Silvestre, Mike (Debbie) Silvestre; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (October 30) at Immaculate Conception Church; (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Allen S. Yokomoto, Jr.

Posted On October 27th, 2013 -

10-27 569602 Allen Yokomoto JrALLEN S. YOKOMOTO, JR. Age 84, of Kaneohe, passed away on October 14, 2013 at home. He was a retired teacher, counselor and basketball and golf coach at Kahuku High School. After retirement, he enjoyed working at Jackie’s Travel Escort Services and was active in the Oahu Junior Golf Association. He is survived by wife, Marian; daughter, Cyd Conner and sons: Dane and Beau (Cindy) Yokomoto. He had 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30pm, Services at 6:30pm on Saturday, November 2nd at Hawaiian Memorial. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com

Raymond Masayuki Kitashiro

Posted On October 26th, 2013 -

RAYMOND MASAYUKI KITASHIRO Age 82 of Honolulu, passed away October 2, 2013 at Kaiser Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and Hawaiian Telephone Company. He is survived by his wife, Emi; son, David (Jocelyn); daughter, Sandra Pinell (Roger); grandsons, Devin, Bryce, and Brad Kitashiro, Blake and Dane Pinell; brother, John Kitashiro (Alice); sisters, Laura Onouye and Mae Taketa. Funeral service: 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, visitation at 3 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers. Private inurnment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.


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