Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

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.

Hanako “Hankie” Kuniyoshi

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Hanako 82, February 2, 2017 Hanako "Hankie" Kuniyoshi was born on May 10, 1934 in Waihee Maui. She was the fourth child of six born to Gensuke and Tomi Nakama. A graduate of Roosevelt High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, she began her teaching career at Kunia Elementary and finished her teaching career at Kauluwela Elementary. Hankie loved life and enjoyed traveling, golfing with her Ke Anuenue club friends, baking, and creating floral arrangements. She loved playing poker and all night mahjong marathons with her BFFs. Most of all, she cherished her time with her grandkids. Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her was touched by her kindness and generosity. Hankie is survived by: daughter Julie Kuniyoshi (Nathan Haraguchi); son Jon Kuniyoshi; son Todd Kuniyoshi (Maria Chun); three grandchildren (Sami, Evan, and Emma); brother Takeo Nakama; four sisters (Karen Hamada, Toyoko Kaumeheiwa, Yukiko Joyce Takara, and Diana Hirohata). She was preceded in death by her husband Shinki Kuniyoshi. Services were held at Nuuanu Congregational Church. Her family is very grateful for all the love and support from family and friends. Requests have been made regarding donations in her memory. Donations can be made to the Hankie and Shinki Kuniyoshi Memorial Scholarship at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Checks should be written to "UH Foundation," include the account #127-6350-4, and mailed to: UH Foundation, PO Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

RAYMOND SOLODYNA

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

85, of Summerlin, NV, formerly of Kailua, passed away on March 31, 2017. Born in Chicago, he was a retired Castle High School teacher. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Solodyna, ne Toyama; daughters, E.Lin (Robert) Wark and Lori Ann (Bradley) Burns; and three grandchildren. Private service.

Aaron Keoni NaluaI

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Aaron Keoni NaluaIAaron Keoni Naluai, 38, was active in the surf community where he was admired and his passion grew strong. His heart and aloha spirit will be cherished forever. Please join us in the scattering of his ashes on Saturday, May 20, 2017, starting promptly at 10:00 a.m. at Sandy Beach. There will be a "Celebration of Life" following the scattering at Molii Gardens, 49-345 Kamehameha Highway, 96744.

Ogden King Myers Jr.

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Ogden King Myers Jr.When you're all feeling up to it, please take a moment to remember an amazing and gentle spirit. Ogden King Myers Jr. died on April 15th just 12 days before his 89th birthday, leaving behind a very large and rich life. Born in Manhattan in the spring of 1928, Ogden, or to some knew him as 'Mike', always allowed himself to remain thirsty in search of life and love, art and spirituality. As a young man he was charmed with a unique connection to the sea. Sailing beautiful boats to exotic places, enduring all the up's & down's that come along with that lifestyle, remained a joy for him. His heart always swelled in the wind of a full sail. During the 60's, a blessed life allowed him to drag along his young daughter Dee Ellen Myers wherever he went, sailing on ships, canoeing on rivers and other fantastic adventures. Gradually, he actually became smarter as she got older; funny how that works. For the better part of 40 years, at mid age he settled in as the Caretaker of The First Unitarian Church of Honolulu. There he matured and developed more in his art and his mind, stretching the envelop of his artistic passions and chasing ideas in his head involving religion and philosophy. Ogden believed in becoming superior over visual images and trivial, foolish thoughts. Lately, like a monk walking into the woods, his later years grew deep and quiet. Reluctantly, surrendering to cancer his last three years remained full, traveling, sketching, enjoying small moments, animals, music, friends and family. Those who knew him, will notice the days that follow to feel a bit emptier, and the night sky a bit brighter with the birth of a new star which is the essence that is Ogden. A 'Celebration of Life Gathering' will be held at the First Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Hwy. May 19th, 5:30-9:30pm

Sadako Yonamine

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

98, Honolulu, a retired cook for Sodexho, passed away on April 14, 2017 at Wahiawa General Long Term Care. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters, Gail N. (Philip) Shon and June (Craig) Nakamoto; sister, Fumiko Kaneshiro; and grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica and Jason. Visitation is at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 2:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Cynthia W. J. Wong

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Cynthia W. J. WongOn the morning of April 27, 2017, at the age of 83, Cynthia Wai Jun Wong was peacefully called to heaven by Our Lord. Before she joined the chorus of angels, she was loved by her husband, Richard of 52 years and her family. Cynthia was born to Bernice Keong Kan (Chee) and Harry Tuck Chow in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 29, 1933. Cynthia retired as a Book Keeper with Bank of Hawaii. Cynthia is survived by her loving husband of fifty-two years, Richard Y. H. Wong; sons, Kevin (Bridie) Wong, Keith Wong and Kurt Wong; daughters, Colette Wong, Colleen (Kyle) Toguchi, and Coralie Wong; sister, Natalie (Jerald) Rich; five grandchildren, Shawn, Trisha, Noel, Kevin Jr. and Travis. Funeral services will be held on May 18, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation will be from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. with services to begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire is suggested.

Kenneth Shigemi Ota

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

54, of Honolulu, a retired machine operator for Midweek, passed away on April 10, 2017 at Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son, Bryson; daughter, Sherene Ota; mother, Judy; brothers, Brian (Diane) and Scott (Teri) Naauao-Ota; and fiancee, Josephine "Josie" Turk. Visitation is at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 5:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Katherine Keiko Morikami

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Katherine Keiko Fujiyama Morikami, 87, passed away on May 3, 2017. Katherine was born in Honolulu to George and Cornelia Fujiyama, the third of four children. Katherine followed older brothers Wally and Stanley, and preceded younger sister Jayne. She graduated from Kaimuki High School and the University of Hawaii where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She worked alongside and later succeeded her father as a public accountant at Fujiyama Public Accountants, Inc., and then went on to become the President and General Manager of Leeward Funeral Home for the past 34 years. She is survived by sons, Alvin Morikami, and David Morikami; daughter, Amy Morikami; and nephews, nieces, and cousins. Memorial Services will be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East Chapel on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Visitation at 5:30 p.m.; Service at 6:30 p.m. Online condolences at Leewardfuneralhome.com Arrangements Provided By: LEEWARD FUNERAL HOME

Benjamin Takayoshi Kodama Sr.

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Benjamin Takayoshi Kodama Sr.91, of Waianae, owner of Kodama Orchid Nursery, Inc, passed away peacefully at the Plaza in Mililani on April 2. He was born in Hilo. He was predeceased by his wife Florence C Kodama. He is survived by a son, Ben Jr; daughters: Lyndell (Willie) Mark, Christine (Robert - deceased) Fukuhara and Iris Lou. Sisters: Florence K. Kuroda and Grace K. Fukuda. 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. Private services were held May 13 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Tatsuko Miyasato

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

94, of Honolulu passed away on April 27, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Pu'unene, Maui. Retired as a waitress after 38 years from the Pacific Club. She is survived by daughter Janice (Gary) Napuunoa and son Richard (Gail) Miyasato, 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grand- children; 2 great-great-grandchildren; hanai grandchildren; son in laws, Ronald Kubota, Douglas Konno and sister, Eleanor Aiko (George) Hoshide. Preceded in death by husband Matsusei Miyasato; daughters, Irene Kubota, Patricia Konno and granddaughter, Richelle Fernandez. Visitation 4 p.m., on Friday, May 19, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services will be held at 5 p.m. No flowers. Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Fred C. Blanco

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Fred C. Blanco102, of Honolulu, a retired community leader and real estate and insurance executive died Thursday April 20 at home. He is survived by daughter Marie; sons Joseph and Francis, four grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services 5:45 pm Thursday May 18 at Pius X Church, 2821 Lowrey Avenue. Call after 4:30 p.m. Additional services 10:30 am Friday May 19 at Sacred Heart Parish, 1701 Wilder Avenue; call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

Alvin Simon

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Alvin SimonAlvin Simon "Mokulehua, Benny, Moku", 83 of Waianae passed away May 4, 2017 in Pearl City. He was born July 1933 in Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Faith Simon; sons, Kalani Simon (Traci), John Mokulehua (Maile), Thomas Simon (Dot); daughters, Grace Simon-Gloy (Stefan), Phebe Simon, Raynee' David (Solomon), and Sarah Simon Beaver (Quentin); Hanai daughter, Shari Ann Nakandakari (Dan); brother, Victor Mokulehua; sister, Rhoda Miller; 17 grand- children, 4 great-grandchildren. Services: Friday, May 19, 2017 Location: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary Visitation: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Service: 6:30 pm. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

BURTON (BURT) KALAHIKI FREITAS

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

BURTON (BURT) KALAHIKI FREITAS68, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away on April 24, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Burt was a Supervisory Electronics Engineer with DISA-PAC, a Realtor Associate with West Oahu Realty, Inc., and a former Board Member of the Hawaii Corvette Association. Survived by wife Elizabeth, sons, Preston (Stephanie), Elton (Uyen), grandchildren, Ella and Brayden, brothers, Peter, Shawn and Darcy, and sister, Colleen (Clarence) Garrett. Services: Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the LDS Mormon Church, 95-1039 Meheula Parkway. Visitation: 9:00 a.m. Service: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers are welcome.

Sr. Mary Dolorine Pires, SS.CC

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Sr. Mary  Dolorine Pires, SS.CCSR. MARY DOLORINE PIRES, SS.CC. On the morning of Sunday, April 30, 2017, Sr. Mary Dolorine Pires, SS.CC. went peacefully home to God. She was 96 years old and 73 years professed as a Sister of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Sr. Mary Dolorine was born in Paia, Maui on July 8, 1920, her parents were Frank Medeiros Pires and Mary Carvalho Pires. Educated at St. Anthony School in Wailuku and Maui High for one year before transferring to Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii where she graduated in 1940. She entered the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary on August 22, 1942. Sr. Mary Dolorine began teaching at Sacred Hearts Convent and then at Sacred Hearts Academy. Later, she furthered her education at Chaminade University, St. Louis University in Missouri where she earned her PhD in Literature. In 1970, she was missioned in Rome where she taught at the John Cabot International School and the American University of Rome. She took courses at the Gregoriana in Rome and received a diploma from Vincent Palotti Institute in Rome. Teaching was always a great love of Sr. Mary Dolorine and she excelled in sharing knowledge with students, faculty and especially with the Brother novices of the Sacred Hearts whom she continued to teach up until her stroke on January 7, 2017. She is survived by her sister, Julie Tom; her nephew, Fr. Patrick Freitas and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Sacred Hearts Academy chapel. Public viewing with Rosary at 9:00 a.m., Funeral Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

WILLIAM “BILL” LUKA KAHIAMOE SR.

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

WILLIAM Age 91, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2017, he was born on Oahu, June 21, 1925, and raised in Kokoiki Kohala, Hawaii. Retired from Hawaiian Dredging & Construction as a crane operator. William was predeceased by his wife, Elaine Kauiopuna and son Kit David Kalama. He is survived by his sons, William Luka (Sista) Jr. and Anela (Cheryl), daughters, Elaine (Wendell) Freitas, Merrille (Joseph) Kalahiki Jr., Loriemle (Gustave) Malterre, 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, sister Jane Stevens of Kokoiki, and many nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel, visitation at 9:00-10:00am, services 10:00- 11:00am. Burial to follow at 1:00pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetary.

Tom Fujisaka

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Tom FujisakaTom Fujisaka, grandfather, father, brother and friend, passed away May 2, 2017 in Berkeley, California. Tom was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved to the Bay Area where he started his family. He was a proud member of the Steamfitters Union, Local 342. After an accident left him quadriplegic for the last 26 years of life, he was determined to live his life to the fullest - continuing to raise his young family and becoming active in charitable organizations. He gave from the heart and touched many lives. He loved Hawaii - the people, the weather and his access to mobile independence. Tom is survived by his ex-wife Sandra Inaba, sons Tadashi (Elise) and Travis; grandchildren Kiyomi and Canyon; siblings Steve (Rosslin), Kathie (Walter Lehman) and Barb (Chuck); nephew Steven, Jr. (Julia), niece Shiiyu, dear friend Magela Vaz, special caregiver Maria Ramirez and many friends and relatives. He was predeceased by his parents George and Aiko. We will celebrate his life and bid Tom "Aloha" on May 20, 10:30 a.m. at the Sunset View Mortuary, 101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA. We plan to honor Tom's love for Hawaii with Hawaiian attire. Following his wishes, his ashes will be scattered in Hawaii. Donations in his memory can be made to the Always Dream Foundation.

SETH KEONE ALMEIDA

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

SETH KEONE ALMEIDAOur beloved son, brother, father, cousin and friend passed away on April 5, 2017. He is survived by mother Bertha, father Raymond, sisters Laina and Veronica, brother Elijah, sister-in-law Leina, daughter Atalia; nieces and nephews Chrystan, Amber, Nainoa, Caleb, Erica, Chance, Elijah II, Leijah, Dezmon and Xander; grandnephew Chaunsten and grandniece Ceyrah. Born on March 23, 1978, Seth graduated from Kaiser High School in 1996 and played football for Santa Rosa Junior College. He was loved and will be deeply missed. A celebration of life will be held on May 27, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Sandy Beach. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Gordon Shui Wun Zane

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Age 77, of Honolulu passed away on April 23, 2017 at Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu and was an owner of a taxi cab company and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by sons Bryant and Tyler and grandson William. Visitation 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service 11 a.m. Private burial. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Mary Cloe Bowles

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Mary Cloe Bowles, a long-time resident of Kailua, Hawaii, died on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Henderson, Nevada at the age of 88. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Bowles. She is survived by three children: Christine Miller, Melody Sato and Mark Bowles; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren who affectionately called her "Squishy". A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Palm Mortuary of Las Vegas.

Fusako Kogachi, “Lillian”

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

FUSAKO KOGACHI, LILLIAN 97 of Waianae. Passed peacefully on April 25, 2017. She is survived by sons, Glenn, Wayne(Jichi) of Cupertino, CA.; son-in-law, Eric Arincorayan; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Yaeko Isa and Matsue Uechi of Okinawa. Preceded in death by Husband, Masa and daughter, Karen Arincorayan. Visitation 10 AM on May 18, 2017 (Thursday) service at 11 AM at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Joyce Reiko Welsh

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Joyce Reiko Welsh (78), passed peacefully at home on April 22nd. Survived by husband Lawrence M. Welsh, daughters Valerie (William) Larita, Pamela (Floyd) Mikasa and Sandra (William) Reed, son Jason (Nicole) Welsh, 9 grand- children and sisters Blanche Tsuruma and Diane (Jack) White. Joyce was born in Honolulu to George and Vivian Tsuruma. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She and Larry, a retired U.S. Postal Worker, were married for 50 years. Joyce was as determined as she was beautiful. She will be remembered for her strength, faith and adventurous spirit. Joyce remained active until she succumbed to illness. She was much loved and will be deeply missed. The family thanks Dr. Sue Lim, Raquel Buenaslor, LPN, and Arceli Rizalda, RN, and caregivers through MetroCare Hawaii and St. Francis Hospice for their care and compassion. Services will be held May 17th at the Makai Chapel of Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary. Family visitation at 5:30 p.m. Services at 6:00. Casual attire. Inurnment at the National Cemetery of the Pacific on May 18th at 10:30 a.m.

Gilbert Anthony Bailo

Posted On May 14th, 2017 -

Gilbert Anthony BailoPassed away on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at the age of 74, from the effects of Parkinson's Disease. He was born on July 16, 1942 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. He was 3rd generation born in the islands on his mom's side (Irma Moniz). He attended Maryknoll up to his Soph. year (class of 1960). He then attended McKinley briefly, settling at Kalani for his Jr. & Sr. year being the very first graduating class of Kalani H.S. (1961). He married Lisa Morris in 1969 at Ha'iku Gardens. They moved to L.A. in '75 where he remained. He was a true local boy growing up body surfing, eating plate lunches, malasadas & seeds, loving rock & roll and Hawaiian music and leading his own band, playing guitar, ukulele & singing. He was the best rhythm guitarist in Honolulu in his day. He also loved watching football, wearing his slippers & eating Haagen Dazs (coffee or vanilla). He cherished outings with his granddaughter back home & seeing his grandson. Gil was a great, loyal & helpful friend to many, a loving, caring & supportive father, a fun, loving & selfless grandpa "Baba", a sweet uncle, the best big brother, and was very close to his mother. He will be greatly missed! He is survived by his daughter Rayna Bailo, son Brandon (Janice) Bailo, grandchildren Kainani Bailo & Dylan Bailo, sisters Brenda Saul, Laverne "Lovey" (David) Malkin & Judy Bailo, nieces Nicole & Michelle Saul, nephew Barret Hinkley & niece Cortney Kusumoto. His ashes will be scattered at Sandy's where he loved to body surf, as he wished. Condolences may be sent to: Bailo Family, P.O. Box 26082, Honolulu, HI 96825. Extended obit. & photos markballenmortuary.com

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