Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Jonathan Valentino Rieta

Posted On December 2nd, 2016 -

 Jonathan Valentino Rieta73, beloved father, Papa & Uncle, peacefully went to our heavenly Father on November 12, 2016 surrounded by his Ohana. Born on April 5, 1943 in Honolulu. He was a musician, artist, sculptor, magician and retired from Kahala Barber shop. He is survived by daughters: Janell (Mark) Usherwood, Michelle (Randy) Brown, Lovell (Ed) Bruno & Jonessa (Tony) Burns; and sons: Ric (Pam) and Jon Rieta, Royle (Kelli) Hatico, Sebastian Monis, Travis (Ulu) Rieta. Brothers: Lester Doversola, Vernon (Judy) and Gaylord Rieta; Former spouse Cindy Burns; 21 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Celebration of Life on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools. Visitation 1:30 pm and service to follow 2:00 pm. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua

DANIEL MEDEIROS

Posted On December 2nd, 2016 -

DANIEL MEDEIROSPassed away at home in Nanakuli, HI on October 25, 2016 at the age of 72. He was born on July 16, 1944 at Queen's Hospital in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife Heather, children Daniel, Damien (Mary Ellen), David (Jennifer) and Danielle Medeiros. Granddaughter Deandra Medeiros-Gusman Huffman (Michael), Grandsons Damien Jr, Dustin (God Rest His Soul), and Devin. Sister Phyllis Perreira and Brother-In-Law Seth Kaikainahaole, many cousins, nephews, nieces, grand and great nephews and nieces. Memorial Services December 10, 2016 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary in Kaneohe, visitation begins at 10:30 a.m., services at 11:30 a.m. and burial at 2:00 p.m.

William Costa Jr.

Posted On December 1st, 2016 -

William Costa Jr.William Costa Jr., 87 of Pauoa, Hawaii died Nov. 2, 2016 at Kaiser Permanent Hospital in Moanalua. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec. 19, 1928. William Costa Jr. was known by many names: Bill, Costa, Jr., Uncle and of course Grandpa/Papa. He is survived by Anna and Katherine Sullivan and was preceded in death by his parents William & Mabel Costa and his brothers Clarence and Harold. He is also survived by his brother John and his sisters in-law as well as his many nieces and nephews. William Costa Jr. being the dutiful son looked after his parents until their passing. He graduated from McKinley High School and than served 2 years in the Army Stationed at Schofield Army Base. William retired from the State of Hawaii as a Construction Inspector and soon after went on to work for Bowers & Kubota for many years. In his spare time he kept himself busy with yard work and watching basketball & volleyball games at Booth Park, as well as baseball games at the Ala Wai Field. He also loved traveling to California to visit friends. Grandpa we Love You and Miss You but we know You are watching out for us. Until we meet again.

Doris Hee Lee

Posted On December 1st, 2016 -

94, of Honolulu, Hawaii died on November 10, 2016. She is survived by daughters Patricia Lee, Virginia (Wesley) Leong; grandchildren Matthew and Stephanie Leong; and brother Clifford Hee. Services held. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Nancy Ione Emig Stabley

Posted On December 1st, 2016 -

Nancy Ione Emig Stabley 91 years October 4, 1925 - November 19, 2016 Nancy was born to Albert S. and Ione Lock Emig in Red Lion, Pennsylvania. She attended Red Lion High School and graduated from West Chester State Teachers College, West Chester, Pennsylvania with a degree in Elementary Education. Nancy was married to Lt. Col. Stewart S. Stabley, USAF for 54 years, who preceded her in death. During this time she and the family moved 10 times in support of Stu's career. She taught kindergarten at Edwards Air Force Base, Andrews Air Force Base and 20 years at Central Union Pre- School. She was the mother of three children: Steven (who preceded her in death), Sue Ann and Gordon. Nancy was grandmother to five and great grandmother to two, all of which held a very special place in her heart. During her 50 years in Hawaii her activities included golf, of which she was great at, 26 years volunteering as a Docent at the Bishop Museum, Central Union Church Women's League and Central Union Church Thrift Shop. Memorial will be held at Punchbowl December 15, 2016 at 1:00PM.

Tsurue “Sally” M. Toyoshima

Posted On December 1st, 2016 -

Age 95 passed away on October 26, 2016 in Honolulu. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. Retired banquet server from Hilton Hawaiian Village. Survived by daughters Edith S. Choy, Doris T. (Walter K.) Kitagawa, Pamela M. (Ronald Yuen) Yoshida. Brothers Stanley M. Nakano and Harry H. (Lily) Nakano of Waimea; sisters Dorothy T. Caravalho of Honokaa and Peggy M. Nakano. Eight Grandchildren, 14 Great- Grandchildren and one Great- Great-Grandchild. Numerous nieces and nephews. Inurnment followed at Soto Mission of Hawaii, Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Theone K.Y. Chock

Posted On December 1st, 2016 -

Theone K.Y. ChockDec. 11, 1951 - Dec. 1, 2013 Gone but not forgotten. Forever in our hearts.

SHIGERU “STU” TSUBOTA

Posted On December 1st, 2016 -

SHIGERU A retired U.S. Army Lt. Col., passed away on November 25, 2016, at his home at Kahala Nui. He was 98. Born in Honolulu on July 16, 1918, Stu was a McKinley High School and University of Hawaii graduate. He reported for active duty in 1940 and remained in the Army for 23 years, most of which were spent as an intelligence/counterintelligence officer. He was the last-surviving of the 16 original AJA officers of the 100th Infantry Battalion, which was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. After retiring from the Army, he worked for another 17 years as an intelligence/ counterintelligence civilian for the Department of the Army. He received many awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Purple Heart, the United Nations Korea Service Military Medal, the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, and the Army Presidential Unit Citation Stu was an excellent golfer and all-around athlete, as well as an avid vegetable gardener and orchard grower, while living in retirement in California before returning to Honolulu. He spent many years active in veterans' affairs with the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans organization and with the Military Intelligece Service Veterans organization. He was predeceased by his first wife, Rosemary (Kayama) and by his second wife, Mieko (Kabutan). He is survived by sons, Stuart (Katherine Weston) and Michael (Annette Tolomeo); daughters, Ann and Elaine Tsubota, and Joanne (Robert) Woolfenden; grandsons, Patrick and Daniel Woolfenden; granddaughters, Katherine Taljan, Elisabeth and Alexandra Tsubota, and Naomi Woolfenden; great-grandchildren, Gianna and Athanasius Taljan; sister, Sueko Hirasaki; many nieces and nephews; and five step-children and their families. Visitation will be 2 to 3 PM on Sunday, December 4, 2016, followed by a Celebration of Life, at the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans clubhouse, 520 Kamoku Street, Honolulu. Parking is at nearby Ala Wai School. Dress is casual or aloha attire. In lieu of floral arrangements, contributions in Shigeru Tsubota's memory may be made to the National Veterans Network/Tides Center, PO Box 1221, Torrance, CA 90505 or to the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Education Center, 520 Kamoku ST, Honolulu, HI 96826. Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016, at Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 12:30 p.m. Burial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden

BARBARA LYNNE YADAO-PETTI

Posted On December 1st, 2016 -

BARBARA LYNNE YADAO-PETTIBarbara Lynne Yadao-Petti passed away on the morning of November 6 in Honolulu. She was 65 years old. Barb's goodness shone through in every aspect of her life -- in her devotion to husband William S. Petti, their deep commitment to God and the Catholic Church, the sweet nature she shared with her brothers and sister, her unwavering belief in each and every one of her nieces and nephews, her long career of public service and her tireless work on behalf of her community. Barb and Bill married in 1985 and were active in the church throughout their marriage, most recently at Saint Jude Catholic Church in Kapolei where Barb served as a coordinator of the Eucharistic Ministry, a lector and a Religious Education teacher. As a sister, Barb always remembered every birthday, anniversary, and special occasion with a card, a phone call, or one of her famous apple pies. She was always there if you needed a shoulder to cry on, an objective viewpoint, or to be in your corner, no questions asked. As an aunt, Barb doted on her nieces and nephews, generously sharing her love of education and commitment to constant self-improvement. Whether it was finding a rare book or registering for college, Aunt Barb was always the family's go-to resource. Her educational achievements were extensive, with an undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a fifth year teaching certificate from UH Hilo, a law degree from Boston College, and a master's in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Barb's professional life was defined by service to others. She worked at the State Legislature, Family Court, the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation and for the State Attorney General. But the work that gave her the most joy was as a substitute elementary school teacher. A true partner to her husband Bill, Barb was active on the State Advisory Team of the Hawaii National Guard Family Program during Bill's career with the Hawaii National Guard. An avid reader, Barb was also a charter member of the Friends of the Library in Kapolei. Barb was the eldest child of Elias and Josephine Yadao. In addition to husband William S. Petti, she is survived by brothers Emil Yadao (Loriann Gordon) and Elias Yadao (Lynnett Tohara), sister Elisa Yadao Jones (Steve Jones), and nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Barb's life will be celebrated in a mass at Saint Jude Catholic Church in Kapolei on Wednesday, December 7. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. with the service at 10:45 a.m. Burial will be on Wednesday, December 14, at noon at the East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo.

Candace Leialoha Tavares Asis

Posted On December 1st, 2016 -

48 of Honolulu died on Nov 20, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. She's survived by husband Joseph Asis Jr, daughter Jasmine Charie K. T. Asis, son Joseph Asis III and 3 Grand- children, Mother Myrtel Moepono, Father Gordon Tavares, sisters Katherine Kau, Valerie Tavares, and brother Bruce Tavares. Visitation 8am, Services at 10am on Saturday Dec 3, 2016 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1931 Luisatana St

Clifton Kenichi Tsuji

Posted On December 1st, 2016 -

Clifton Kenichi Tsuji was born on Jan. 20, 1941 and raised in the Big Island's plantation town of Papaikou. A 1959 graduate of Hilo High School, he completed his post-secondary degrees at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the University of Washington, Pacific Coast Banking School. From 1969 to 2003, he worked for Central Pacific Bank, and retired as a senior vice president & neighbor island regional manager. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2004 and was chairman of the Agriculture Committee. Among his many awards, he was named the Hawaii Farm Bureau's Legislator of the Year Award in 2015. Tsuji served in the U.S. Army Reserve, 442nd Infantry, Company B, Hilo, from 1959-1965. He was also active with the Hilo Medical Center Foundation, Hawaii Island Japanese Community Association, Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hiroshima Kenjin Kai, Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, and the Kumamoto Kenjin Kai. He is survived by his two sons Ashley Allen and Ryan Kalei Tsuji; brother Patrick Tsuji; numerous nieces and nephews. December 2, 2016 at the Hawaii State Capitol House Chambers. Visitation: 9:30 - 10:30 am, Service: 10:30 am December 4, 2016 at Dodo mortuary (Hilo Hawaii). Visitation: 2:00 - 4:00pm, Service: 4:00pm Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

ANTHONY SERVANDO RAGIL

Posted On November 30th, 2016 -

Age 92, of Mililani, HI, passed away on November 4, 2016 in Mililani. Born February 14, 1924 in Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired mail carrier, Honolulu Post Office and also as a custodian for Kipapa Elementary School. He is survived by wife, Qiaoli Zhang Ragil; son, Anthony Ragil; daughter, Cheyenne (Douglas) Dela Fontaine; 10 grandchildren; sister, Freda Pacleb. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (Dec. 5) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; program 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

MASAKO KATO CHUN

Posted On November 30th, 2016 -

Age 79, of Mililani, HI, passed away on November 4, 2016. Born August 20, 1937 in Tokyo, Japan. She was formerly employed by the Waikiki Duty Free Shop. She is survived by husband, Wing Chun; sons, James Chun, Richard Chun; daughter, Sherry (Stacy) Oho; brothers, Hediyuki Kato, Katsuyuki Kato; sister, Eiko Takeshina. Private services were held. No monetary gifts, please.

ISABEL CEREZO MANIPON

Posted On November 30th, 2016 -

Age 91, of Kapolei, HI, passed away on October 27, 2016 in Aiea. Born July 8, 1925 in Dagupan City, Philippines. She is survived by hanai son, Elmo (Hedeliza) Gonzales; brother, Gregorio Cerezo; 6 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 4) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (Dec. 5) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

SHIZUKO FUKUYA YAMAMOTO

Posted On November 30th, 2016 -

Shizuko (Mom, Grandma, Grandma- ma) peacefully passed away on October 31, 2016 at home, just 2 1/2 months shy of her 104th birthday. She was born in Honolulu on January 16, 1913. Mom looked after her family generously with love, tender care and had a great sense of humor. Predeceased by her husband, Gunichi and sons, David and Ernest. She is survived by sons, Vernon (Ethel), Dennis (Katherine); daughters, Frances (Walter) Hirakawa, Mildred Makino, Inez (Kenneth) Koga; daughter-in-law, Ethel Yamamoto; sisters, Yoshiko Takemori, Shirley Iha; 12 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; 8 great-great- grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff of St. Francis Hospice, especially Dr. Naomi Morita and Homecare nurse Marissa. Mahalo to Didi, her evening caregiver. Private services held. Please no koden (monetary gifts).

Keith Kaleialii Helela

Posted On November 30th, 2016 -

Memorial services: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary Chapel. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

PABLO CALPITO CABICO

Posted On November 29th, 2016 -

Age 98, of Waipahu, HI, passed away on October 22, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born August 17, 1918 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by wife, Monena M. Cabico; brother, Cristobal Cabico; 3 grand- children; 8 great-grandchildren; step-daughter, Mely Ballocanog (owner of It's Ono Restaurant). Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 2) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

VALDO H. VIGLIELMO

Posted On November 29th, 2016 -

VALDO H. VIGLIELMOEmeritus Professor Valdo H. Viglielmo, noted scholar and translator of Japanese literature who taught for 37 years in the department of East Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, died on November 14 at the age of 89. His primary career focus was on modern Japanese literature, and he produced many studies of principal authors and their works, as well as translations. After volunteering for World War II Army service at the age of 17, too young to serve in combat, he was trained in Japanese and sent to Japan with the Occupation forces to serve as a translator. Upon discharge from the military, he used the G.I. Bill to complete his undergraduate education at Harvard University, where he studied in the then Far Eastern Languages Department and received his B.A. degree. Before beginning graduate studies he accepted a position as part of a Protestant reconciliation project and went to Japan for a three-year teaching position. Returning to Harvard, he completed his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees and served as an instructor in Japanese language and literature for three years before going back to Japan to teach for two more years. He then accepted an appointment as assistant professor at Princeton University, where he taught for five years before accepting in 1965 an offer of an associate professorship at the University of Hawaii, where he was soon promoted to full professor and taught until his retirement in 2002. In retirement he volunteered for several years at the then Honolulu Academy of Arts, translating Japanese information about exhibited art works. In addition to his work as scholar and translator, Viglielmo assisted radiation survivors of the Nagasaki A-bombing to have a Nagasaki Peace Bell erected and maintained next to Honolulu Hale in 1990. Every year since then, the Bell has been rung on August 9, the date of the Nagasaki bombing. Viglielmo is survived by wife Frances, son Marc, and daughter Emily. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave.

Miles “Pepper” Teramoto

Posted On November 29th, 2016 -

62, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed on November 14, 2016. He is survived by Michiko Jean Fukumoto, Richard Eshima, sisters Sandy Fukumoto & Christine Kang; brothers Denton Fukumoto & Jon Bulatao. Services will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 at Harris United Methodist Church. Visitation 4:30PM; Service 5PM. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Thomas Mitsuaki Matsuzaki

Posted On November 29th, 2016 -

88, of Honolulu, passed away on November 12, 2016. Born in Honolulu, he was the founding owner of Economy Plumbing & Sheet Metal, Inc., dba Economy Plumbing and Air Conditioning and a retired member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 675. He is survived by his wife, Clara (Johiro) Matsuzaki; sons, Ron (Cathleen), Randall (Rose), Kent (Katherine) and Kurt (Luanne) Matsuzaki; seven grandchildren; sisters, Stella Uchimura, Yoshiko Aramaki and Sister Rose Lorraine. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 11:00 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc.

CYNTHIA KAZUYO FUKUDA

Posted On November 29th, 2016 -

Age 70, of Mililani, HI, passed away on October 13, 2016 in Honolulu. Born July 21, 1946 in Honolulu. She is survived by son, Alfred Fukuda; brothers, Dean Uemura, Keith Uemura; sisters, Lois Choy, Sharon Mendoza. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 3) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Yoshiyuki Nakamura

Posted On November 28th, 2016 -

Yoshiyuki "Jimmy" Nakamura, 89, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on September 23, 2016. He was born on November 29, 1926 in Makawao, Maui. He was a retired cook for the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel and a United States Army Veteran. He is survived by his son, Glenn S. (Claire) Nakamura; daughter, Sharon (John) Tonaki; two grandsons, Bryson and Brent. Private Services. Donations may be made to the Hawaii Food Bank in his memory.

Norman Young Wan Kim

Posted On November 28th, 2016 -

Norman Young Wan KimAge 71, of Kaneohe, HI passed away on November 10, 2016. Norman was born in Honolulu, HI on April 7, 1945. He graduated from St. Louis High School. He attended University of Michigan and University of Hawaii and served in the US Army. He was married to Pamela Tripp on February 24, 1973; they were married for 43 years. Norman worked for United Airlines for 36 years. In retirement he enjoyed being a grandfather, traveling the world with family and friends and playing golf as often as possible. Norman is survived by his wife Pamela, his children Toby Kim, Zachary Kim (Moyra), Jennifer Bartell (Scott), his grandchildren Josiah, Zachary, Addison, Ryder and Reed, his brother Anthony Kim (Faye) and many beloved nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Wallace, his mother Mary and his sister Salome Meagher. The celebration of life will be held Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Calvary Chapel, Kaneohe 47-525 Kamehameha Hwy. 10:00am visitation, 11:00am service. No flowers please. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

HENRY “HANK” “HONEY BOY” AKANA, JR.

Posted On November 28th, 2016 -

Age 76, of Kapolei, HI, passed away on November 5, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born June 21, 1940 in North Kohala, HI. Retired from First Hawaiian Bank. He is survived by wife, Peggy H. Akana; sons, Loren (Diane) Akana, Bryne Dolor; daughters, Lisa (Elsworth Emeliano) Carvalho, Lynette Akana, Denise (Santos) Dicho; sister, Olivia Teramoto; 12 grandchildren; 24 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (Dec. 2) at St. Jude Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Makakilo); memorial mass 10:30 a.m. Inurnment 2:00 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Annie Ruth Collins

Posted On November 28th, 2016 -

Age 88, Beloved Sister of Jim Nabors passed away on November 15, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born March 9, 1928 in Sylacauga, Alabama. She is a retired Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) who attended nursing training in Birmingham. From there she went to Duke University for graduate studies. Annie is survived by her brother Jim Nabors, daughter Susan Collins, niece Angela Danelutt, nephew Ricky Danelutt and great nephew Justin Danelutt. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

JUANA MARCELLA ZANE

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

JUANA MARCELLA ZANEJuana M. Zane, 90, of Kailua, passed away peacefully at her home on October 22, 2016. She grew up in Kalihi, and was well known as an administrative staff worker for several private medical offices in Kailua, as well as the Castle Medical Center from where she retired. Mrs Zane was one of the first women appointed by Governor George Ariyoshi to the Windward Advisory Board for the Department of Education, and was an avid canine enthusiast. She was caring & compassionate and lived each day with the kind heart and courage to speak up for her convictions. She was a devoted and loving wife and widow of Ralph Y.F. Zane, a mother, sister, aunt, and friend, and is survived by her son, Calvin. Funeral services to be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary on Saturday, December 3, 2016, with visitation at 9:30 am, followed by a memorial service at 10:30 am. Burial will be at 2:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC

JULIANA BASUG VALION

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

Age 86, of Waialua, HI, passed away Nov. 3, 2016 in Wahiawa. She was born July 5, 1930 in Brgy Ferdinand Marcos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Bienbinido Valion; son, Jon (Lorna) Valion; brother, John Basug; sisters, Serapina Bagaoisan, Dionicia Santiago; and 3 grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Friday (Dec. 2) at St. Michael Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua). Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

GREGORIO LUIS MONES

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

GREGORIO LUIS MONESGregorio Mones, 95, of Oahu peacefully passed away at sunrise on October 29. Originally from Paniqui Tarlac, Philippines,"Eriong" fought in WWII in the U.S. Army surviving the 65-mile Bataan Death March and as a Prisoner of War in the Philippines. He retired from Hickam Air Force Base proudly serving as an aircraft mechanic and technical metal engineer for 34 years. He was predeceased by his two young sons, Angel and William. He is survived by his wife, Valentina, three daughters, Cresencia (Benjamin), Evangeline (Lincoln), Thelma (Ronald), son, George (Kay), 10 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Ln. on Monday December 5th at 10 AM. Burial will be at Hawaiian Memorial Park in the State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe at 1 PM

BERNICE IRENE MENDES

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

BERNICE IRENE MENDESBernice Irene Mendes passed away peacefully on October 27, 2016 after a short term illness. She was born to Adelino and Elizabeth Vieira in Honolulu on January 11, 1924. She was raised on the corner of 5th and Kaimuki avenues and often walked to the Natatorium to go swimming. She is a 1942 graduate of Roosevelt High School. When Pearl Harbor was bombed during her senior year she went to work at the naval base where they needed secretarial support. She often spoke of her memories of the war years and dances at the American Legion Hall. She met her husband, Melvin Mendes, at a party at Dreier Manor, the old St. Louis Club House, and they were married in 1948. They provided a caring home and quality education to their daughter and a son. Bernice worked at the Richards Street YWCA registration desk for 19 years. After Melvin passed away in 1986 she enjoyed her independence, spending time going out to lunch with her friends, going to the movies, reading romance novels and watching game shows to "keep my mind sharp". She moved to California in 2012 to be near her daughter and family. She made many new friends at the Montecito Senior Community where she participated regularly in game activities, played cards and looked forward to the variety of weekly entertainment programs. However, she always missed Hawaii. It made her glad to know that she would return home to be interred with her husband overlooking Diamond Head at the National Cemetery of the Pacific. She was preceded in death by her son, Rodney Mendes. She is survived by daughter Melvia Chang (Ronald), and grandchildren Melissa Chang, Brionna Chang Sinkay (Jimmy), Stephanie Mendes and Christopher Mendes and nieces and nephews.

Allen Milton Morgado

Posted On November 27th, 2016 -

Allen Milton Morgado, 72 of Kaneohe, went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2016. A 1962 Kailua High School graduate, an ARMY veteran, and a retired Condor operator for Hawaiian Electric Company. He is surrvived by wife, Ilona C. Morgado, daughters Rorie Morgado, Mandi Morgado-Salyers (Matthew), granddaughters, Skye Lam Ho, Shaunty Lam Ho, Marlee Morgado-Salyers, and sister Delphine Aki. Celebration of Life will be held on December 12, 2016 at Kaneohe Bayview Golf Course from 10-2 pm, Casual attire.

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