Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

KIYONO F. KAWABATA

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

KIYONO F. KAWABATA Age 91 of Honolulu, passed away Feb. 15, 2015 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born in Kalopa, Hawaii. Pre-deceased by son, Donald Kawabata. Survived by sons, Albert, Claude; daughters, Lois Sismar, June Nakamasu; 12 grand- children; 18 great-grand-child- ren; brother, Clancy Fuchigami; Visitation 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday March 7, 2015 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 6 p.m.; Cremation to follow; No Flowers. Casual attire.

SYLVIA LORETTA (JOBES) TREPTE

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

$nameSYLVIA LORETTA (JOBES) TREPTE Sylvia Loretta (Jobes) Trepte was born on October 30, 1943 in Waialua, Oahu to parents Emily (Rocha) and Robert Jobes. She attended Saint Michael School, Saint Francis High School and the University of San Diego. She graduated from Chaminade University with a degree in education. Sylvia dedicated her life to teaching in both the public and private sectors. She taught at Cathedral School, Saint Michael School, Iliahi Elementary, and Our Lady of Sorrows. She was one of the founders of Ho’ala School in Wahiawa where she served as both teacher and administrator. Upon retirement, she searched for continued ways to work with kids. She became a substitute teacher at Waialua Elementary and an instructor for PSI Seminars children’s courses. When she was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012, she elected to participate in the Willed Body Program at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Even after her passing on December 17, she continues her life-long missions to serve and educate. Sylvia and her husband, Paul, have three children and six grandchildren: son Gary (Christa) Trepte and grandson Alec of Sherwood, Oregon; daughter Tiffany (Sean) Eason and grandsons Kyle and Brennan of Waialua, Oahu; daughter Crystal (Stephen) Parry of Seattle, Washington and grandchildren Nina, Ava, and Aiden. Sylvia’s surviving siblings are Catherine Lomasney of Arcadia, California and Michael (Laura) Jobes of Kamuela, Hawaii. Her brother, Robert Jobes, preceded her in death. Sylvia always put other people’s needs before her own. She saw the greatness in people around her and looked for the positives in all situations. She had a vision for a peaceful world and worked to help realize it in all she did. She was patient, kind, and generous. She was a loving wife, nurturing mother, and devoted grandmother. Her family was everything to her, and we miss her tremendously. Celebration of Life will be held at the Waialua United Church of Christ on March 7, 2015. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am. Program will begin at 10:45. Lunch to follow. No flowers, please.

Danielle Corie Lapenia Kaimikaua

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

Danielle Corie Lapenia Kaimikaua May 24, 1963 – February 17, 2015 Danielle Corrie Lapenia Kaimikaua born on May 24, 1963 at St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu, a woman of grace and gentle spirit, died peacefully at home on February 17, 2015 surrounded with music, love, compassion and affection from her Ohana. Her hard long exasperating battle with cervical cancer was finally over and she never once complained; now she’s pain free and in the arms of our Lord. Corie is survived by her loving devoted husband and caregiver, William Kaimikaua and her son Jordan Kealii Soto, a senior at Kahuku High School. She is also survived by her parents Inocencio “Sonny” and Shirley Lapenia, brothers, Kevin (Paloma), Sonny (Michelle), Donald (Beth), sister Shawna (Kainoa) Lapenia and grandmother, Sally Ramos. Their love and support knew no bounds. Corie began her elementary education at St. John the Baptist in Kalihi (K-8 grade), Moanalua High School (9-12th) and at the University of Hawaii. She loved sports and excelled in basketball and volleyball, leaving her mark in St. John the Baptist and Moanalua High school sports program. She was very athletic and loved the outdoors – surfing, hiking, biking, working out and even dragon boat racing until her illness prevented her from doing the things she loved. It was at the LA Times in California that Corie got her first taste in newspaper retail sales advertising. After LA Times, she moved to Texas and worked at the Houston Chronicle for several years and then moved back to Honolulu and landed a job at the Honolulu Advertiser. She went to the Star Bulletin for a short time but returned to the Advertiser, her last place of employment in Honolulu before relocating to Chattanooga, Tennessee and joined forces with several Hawaii transplants at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Corie’s work ethics was unsurpassed and was well liked by not just her co-workers but by all those that come to know her throughout her professional career and as far back as her elementary, high school and college days. Her communication skills and product knowledge gave her an advantage to excel in her profession. Corie had a “no fear” attitude, meeting challenges head on – breaking down barriers was her specialty. She will be remembered as being the life of the party with a never-ending sense of humor and when she and her siblings got together, listening to their exchanges would often leave others in stitches. She was a very caring, compassionate and generous person always putting others ahead of herself. Quick to make friends, Corie, with her infectious smile, showed a genuine interest in the people she met. Corie’s life story is a tribute to how a person with dignity, character, courage, respect, compassion, generosity, love for fellow human beings and fear of God ought to liveshe left a void that will be difficult to fill. Our loss is heaven’s gain – her spirit will live on forever. We thank the countless families, friends and co-workers who showed an outpouring of love and support to Corie during her illness. She enjoyed your visits, phone calls, texts and emails. God bless you all. We love you Corie Celebration of life: Monday, March 9th Nu’uanu Cemetery and Mortuary 2233 Nu’uanu Ave. Visitation – 4:30pm Service – 6pm

ALFRED “AL” TAGUPA

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

$nameALFRED “AL” TAGUPA Alfred “Al” Tagupa, of Kaneohe, HI, age 90, passed away Feb. 9th 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Predeceased by his wife, Mary-Glennie Ululani Andrews, Al is survived by his son, Kimo Tagupa (Francine) and his daughter Mary-Glennie Marriott (Nolan Kashima). His surviving siblings include brothers David (Leona), Francis (Esther) and Steven (Leilani) Tagupa; sisters “Sing” (Robert) Ford, “Tiva” (Mike) Gonsalves, and Leilani (Jimmy) Johnson; sister-in-law Gyneve “Neva” Andrews (Donald) Wong; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Al was born in Lahaina, Maui on Oct. 25, 1924, the fourth of fifteen children of Filomeno and Emma (Kawawa) Tagupa. He is also preceded in death by brothers; Clement, Vincent (Kimi), John (Luz), Filomeno “Sonny” (Avon), Jimmy (Nevi) and Peter (Patricia) Tagupa and sisters, “Agri” (Bill) Cavaco, Rose Tseu, and May Blackman. Al’s distinguished Federal service career spanned forty-eight years, from 1942 until 1990. He served in the south Pacific from 1945 until 1947 with the United States Marine Corp. From 1947 until 1950 he served in the Marine Reserves. At the beginning of the Korean War, was recalled to active duty, June 1950, serving with the Marine Corp First Division. He was at the forefront during the drive to the Chosin Reservoir, Korea. Al was severely wounded and airlifted out of Hagu-Ru, Korea, to Japan and awarded the Purple Heart. He continued to serve with the Marines until August 1955. That same year Al enlisted in the United States Air Force as a fuels specialist serving throughout his career at Hickam AF Base, Johnston Atoll, Clark AF Base, Philippines and Cam Ranh AF Base, South Vietnam. He retired in 1974 from the U S Air Force as MSGT. He then began his Civil Service career in 1974 as Fuel Distribution Sys. Operation Foreman. After achieving numerous military and Federal commendations and awards, he retired in 1990. Al and his wife, Mary-Glennie, spent their retirement years doing voluntary work and traveling. He was a long-time member of the Waikiki Elks Club and Aloha Shriners. He was a proud member of the “Chosin Few”, an exclusive group of retired military personnel who had participated in the historic Chosin Reservoir Campaign. He left a legacy of humility, humor, compassion and generosity for his family and friends and will be sorely missed. Services: Friday March 13, 2015, Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Chapel in Kaneohe. Visitation from 10:00 am to 12 pm. Service 12 noon to 1:00 pm. Committal Service with Military Honors at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery immediately following.

FRANCIS MCMILLEN

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

FRANCIS MCMILLEN Francis McMillen of Mililani and Kaneohe, passed away in early February 2015 in Pearl City, HI. His memorial service will be on Sunday, March 15, 2015, Makai Chapel, Mililani Memorial Park; visitation 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., service and lunch to follow. He was born in 1925 in Honolulu to Abbie Kunane and Frank McMillen. He is survived by daughters Joan Tanner, Georgia McMillen (Larry McCarty), Martha Grant, four grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and former colleagues. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Rosemarie nee Oliveira (Sacred Hearts `44), his parents and siblings Kanoelani O`Connor, Belden Palea McMillen, Moana Weaver. He was a retired U.S. Army Lt. Col., veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam; retired state employee and former member and chair of the Board of Education. Francis loved golf, Hawaiian music and history, family genealogy and Kamehameha Schools (`45). Aloha/casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Benjamin Keawe “Beep” Ahuna

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

BENJAMIN KEAWE BEEP AHUNA Age 85, from Ewa, HI, passed away January 22, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born December 2, 1929 in Honolulu, HI. A retired truck driver from Sperry Corporation. Preceded in death by daughters Laurene Lauaeomakana Vidal and Ethel Lynn Kalakona Ahuna. He was the son of Julia Hiapo and John Ahuna. He is survived by sons, Martin Ahuna, Clifford (Gemma) Ahuna; daughters, Gaelic Kahala Saez, Leah Iolani (Derek) Benz; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grand- children; many nieces and nephews. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Friday, Mar. 6 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Felisa “Feling” F. Tanap

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

FELISA FELING F. TANAP Age 90, from Ewa Beach, HI, passed away November 21, 2014 in the Philippines. Born October 6, 1924 in San Quintin, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Federico (Luningning) Tanap, Celso Tanap, Jaime (Delia) Tanap, Melchor (Rosemarie) Tanap; daughters, Mercidita (Ricardo) Mangrobang, Estrella (Gilbert) Rabago, Nanette (Sonny) Cortez, Vilma (Danny) Miguel; 17 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Private services were held.

CAMERON SCOTT SMITH

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

$nameCAMERON SCOTT SMITH Cameron, age 50, suffered an untimely death in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 5, 2015. Cam waged a lifelong battle with reoccurring cancer; and suffered a debilitating stroke in 2007, from which he made a valiant effort to recover. Cameron resided in Honolulu, Hawaii, for the past several years, where he enjoyed the natural beauty and tranquility of peaceful Island life. He spent his childhood years in Riverside, and was affectionately known as “Cami” or “Bambi” to immediate family members, both nicknames that reflected his kind, easy-going nature and love of animals. Cameron ultimately moved to the State of Nebraska, where he married and shared in rearing four beautiful children; his family was “the light of his life.” Cam attended college in Nebraska, where he earned degrees with a double major in Business Administration and Professional Studies. He was an accomplished entrepreneur and in 1990, opened “Silkwood International”, a small business investment venture, along with the “Silkwood Horse Stables.” Cameron is survived by his mother, Mary Janet Weathers of Riverside, California, and pre-deceased by his father, Harold Roy Smith of Alexandria, Louisiana; his father’s wife and step-mother, Yvonne Smith of Louisiana; three adult sons–Daniel Scott Smith (wife Megan), Adam Steven Smith (wife Natalie), and Kenneth Cameron Smith (wife Laura); one daughter– Kellee Chaya (Smith) Garza; and four grandchildren–Nathan, Caitlin, Dylan and Sadie, all of Nebraska; two brothers–Michael Roy Smith of Orange County, CA, and Christian Ray Smith of Riverside, CA; one sister, Cheryl Lyn Smith-Winberry and husband Larry, of Michigan. Additional siblings include two half-brothers–Aaron and Anthon Smith of Louisiana. Cameron will be interred at “Olivewood Memorial Park”, Riverside, CA; services pending. “Rest in peace, my beloved son; we dearly miss you and look forward to being with you again, one day”–

George Kiyoshi Ikeda

Posted On March 1st, 2015 -

GEORGE KIYOSHI IKEDA Age 74, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 2, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 13, 1940 in Hilo, HI. He was an electrician for Wasa Electrical. He is survived by wife, Jane Kiyo Ikeda; sons, Henry Ikeda, Kevin (Earleen) Ikeda; daughter, Georlene (Nukuna) Chong; sister, Audrey (Charlie) Tom; 5 grand- children; 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Mar. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Mar. 7) at Mililani Memorial Park.

MALCOLM TATSUO KOGA

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

$nameMALCOLM TATSUO KOGA Age 75, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2015 in Honolulu. Born on January 21, 1940, he grew up in Kalihi and Aina Haina. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1958 and the University of Hawaii in 1963. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was honorably discharged as Captain. He was stationed in Munich, Germany; Vietnam; and Schofield Barracks. In 1973, he founded Koga Engineering & Construction Inc. A leader in the construction industry and community, Mal served as President of the General Contractors Association of Hawaii and National Director of the Associated General Contractors of America. He also served as Chairman of the State Contractors License Board. He was President of the West Honolulu Rotary Club and District Governor Nominee for Rotary District 5000. A throat cancer survivor himself, he was a board member of American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society. Mal was therecipient of many business awards and has been recognized for his philanthropic service. He was a Laureate of the Junior Achievement Hawaii Business Hall of Fame, Co-Recipient of the year for the U.S. Small Business Administration and the recipient of the American Lung Association’s Breath of Life Award. He is survived by his wife Carol, daughters Karin (Arlen) Holt, Kristi (Jason) Koga White, Kimberly (Jason) Kubo; grandchildren Jenica & Trevor Holt, Drew Ogomori, Riley & Levi White, Tyler Kubo; brother Milton Koga. Private services were held.

Demetrio Pascual Guillermo

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

$nameDEMETRIO PASCUAL GUILLERMO Age 83, of Honolulu, passed away February 5, 2015 in Honolulu. Born February 23, 1931 in #22 Laoag City, Ilocos, Norte, Philippines. Retired from Board of Water Supply. He is survived by wife, Violeta M. Guillermo; sons, Leonardo Guillermo, Stephen (Trisha) Guillermo, daughters, Irene (Lance) Guillermo-Patigayon, Norma (Umur) Turkalp, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 pm Friday 3/6 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Wake Service 6:30 pm. Visitation also 8:30 am Saturday 3/7 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Funeral Service 10:30 am. Burial 2:00 pm at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcomed.

Odette “Odie” Bartolome Laroya

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

$nameODETTE ODIE BARTOLOME LAROYA Age 51, of Honolulu, passed away January 23, 2015 in Aiea. Born April 30, 1963 in Honolulu. She worked for the Dept. of Army as an Information Technology Specialist. She is survived by husband, Brian P. Laroya; parents, Justo (Paula) Bartolome; sister, Lori Cadiz; brothers, Jose (Magdalena) Bartolome, Edward (Lou) Bartolome. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday 3/6 at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Honolulu. Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday 3/7 at St. John the Baptist Church. Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

ROBERT CARROLL HOCKADAY

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

$nameROBERT CARROLL HOCKADAY Robert Carroll Hockaday passed over in his sleep December 13, 2014, at age 87. He was at home with daughter Lyn and son-in-law Scott Allen, in Kula, Maui. He joins his sweetheart-wife, Martha, who passed in March 2014. Bob and Martha raised their four children in Lanikai. They were active at Windward United Church of Christ, later Kailua United Methodist Church, moderating meetings, leading youth /children’s activities, and singing in the choir. Bob was a planner. Even in high school (Santa Ana, CA) he organized activities for classmates and friends. As sales manager for Aloha State Sales, Honolulu president and national VP for Construction Specifications Institute and founder of Manufacturer’s Agency Pacific, he led meetings and events with cheerful grace. Starting with a 1968 trip thru Europe by mini-van, Bob planned and executed amazing family adventures. Eventually, the trips included all grandchildren and even some cousins. When Bob and Martha moved to Good Samaritan Pohai Nani, he organized the library, developed a collection of sing-along books, and detailed the history of both staff and residents. Writing was part of Bob. His published books range from a textbook on how to fabricate Formica countertops to “How To Travel Adventurously With Your Family”. He also wrote treasured pictorial family histories. Bob loved playing the tuba, enjoyed good humor, and hated yard work. He sang to his wife, and built sand castles with the kids. He is survived by sister Sally Campbell; daughters Louise South (Bill), Lyn Allen (Scott), Peggy Boytler (Tim Gentry); son Robert G. Hockaday (Mary); and 9 grandchildren. A memorial will be held Saturday, March 14, 1:00 p.m., Windward United Church of Christ in Kailua. Aloha attire.

YURIKO “LILY” MINEI

Posted On February 27th, 2015 -

YURIKO LILY MINEI Age 89, passed away on February 13, 2015. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, she retired from Ajinomoto in Japan and the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1988. She also worked for Hawaii Hochi, volunteered at Harris United Methodist Church, Kuakini Hospital, and Wilson Elementary School. Preceded in death by her husband, Suketoshi and son, Yoshitaka Minei, she is survived by her son, Takeshi (Hiroko) Minei; daughter, Keiko Hashizume; five grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; nieces & nephews. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

Walter Ernest Bliss

Posted On February 27th, 2015 -

WALTER ERNEST BLISS Walter Ernest Bliss passed away in Katy, Texas on February 7, 2015 at the age of 96 years. Walter was born in Greeley, Colorado on May 3, 1918. He attended public school in Greeley and graduated from the University of Colorado with BA and LLB degrees in 1942. Walter’s father practiced law in Greeley, but owned an interest in a cattle ranch in Colorado. When Walter was 12 through 14 years old he worked on the cattle ranch during the summers. At 13 years old he received his amateur radio operator’s license. He built his own radio transmitter and receiver and communicated in Morse code with other amateur operators throughout the United States. After law school Walter was a Special Agent of the FBI for over two years and then in the Navy for over two years. While stationed in Hawaii in the Navy he and Audrey were married. After he was discharged from the Navy in 1945 he returned to Hawaii where Audrey was waiting for him. He then joined a Honolulu firm of five outstanding lawyers, and practiced law with this firm for 35 years. When he retired in 1981 the firm had grown to fifty lawyers. While practicing law he was very active in the affairs of the Hawaii State Bar Association and was a past president of the Association. He was also a past president of the Hawaii Legal Aid Society. Walter and Audrey continued to live in Hawaii until 1991 when they moved to California. After Audrey passed away in March 2013, Walter moved to Katy, Texas in December 2013 to be closer to family. He is survived by his two children, Walter Bliss Jr. and wife Jeanette; Wendy Martin and husband Greg; four grandchildren, Keeley Bliss Motley, Tracie Martin, Todd Martin, and Tyler Martin; and one great granddaughter, Lily Martin. Together they are grateful for having been blessed by Walter’s calming, trusting and encouraging presence throughout their lives. Please visit www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net for more information. Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home 1508 East Avenue ~ Katy, Texas 77493 ~ (281) 391-2424

Garbetti Kanoe Souza Rodrigues

Posted On February 27th, 2015 -

$nameA CELEBRATION OF LIFE OF GARBETTI KANOE SOUZA RODRIGUES March 07, 1955 – March 15, 2014 March 07, 2015 marks the 60th birthday of Kanoe and is the one year memorial of her mortal journey. We will be celebrating her mortal departure at “KALAPAWAI” BEACH PARK, aka, Kailua Beach Park (Alala Point). Program will start at 9:00 AM with the scattering of Kanoe’s ashes at 12:00 Noon in the BAY of KALAPAWAI. E KOMO MAI!

ARLENE YOUNG JANICKI

Posted On February 27th, 2015 -

ARLENE YOUNG JANICKI Age 84, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 19, 2015 in Honolulu. Born October 2, 1930 in Honolulu, HI. A member of the Hawaii Laborers Union, Local #368 & the Ewa Hawaiian Civic Club. She was also a member of the 7th Day Adventist Church, Aiea and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Waipahu. She is survived by daughter, V. Piilani (Alika) Akana; sons, Randy (Melanie) Janicki, Rodney (Joelyn) Janicki, Castle (Elizabeth) Janicki; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday (Mar 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

RAYMOND YOSHIRO NISHIMIYA

Posted On February 27th, 2015 -

$nameRAYMOND YOSHIRO NISHIMIYA Age 77 of Honolulu passed away February 12, 2015 in Puunui. Born August 16, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Raymond retired as a general painter. He is survived by wife Alice Alicia Nishimiya, daughter Lisa Michelle (William) Samalino, son Raymond Kojo (Winnie) Nishimiya, daughter Elsa Rae Sadako (Dane) Anspach, Brother Gordon (Nobue) Nishimiya, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Visitation 4:00pm Friday (March 6) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, funeral service 5:00pm. Burial 10:00am Saturday (March 7) at Valley of the Temples.

Cornelia “Connie” Suan Alcosiba

Posted On February 27th, 2015 -

$nameCORNELIA CONNIE SUAN ALCOSIBA Age 88, from Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 28, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born February 2, 1926 in Wahiawa, HI. She is survived by sons, Lawrence “Moki” (Karen) Alcosiba, Gordon (Raina) Alcosiba, Michael “Dodong” Alcosiba, Matthew Alcosiba; daughters, Violetta (Sam) Wright, Stephanie (Gary) Anguay, Doreen “Nena” (Rudy) Ancheta, brother, Nando Suan; sister, Priscilla Gomban; 27 grandchildren, 45 great-grand- children; 5 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Mar 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (Mar 4) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Maxima Saturino Sidiaren

Posted On February 26th, 2015 -

MAXIMA SATURNIO SIDIAREN Age 99, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 29, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born April 14, 1915 in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Badoc Pinili Association and Paoay Currimao Association. She is survived by son, Rolando (Magdalena) Sidiaren; daughters, Presentacion (Ernesto) Pacariem, Clarina (Salvador) Esteban; daughter-in-law, Venia Sadorra Sidiaren; 11 grand- children; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Mar 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake service 6:30 p.m.; Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Wednesday (Mar 4) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 9:30 a.m.; Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

June Emiko Saito

Posted On February 26th, 2015 -

JUNE EMIKO SAITO Age 89, from Wahiawa, HI, passed away January 30, 2015 in Pearl City. Born April 4, 1925 in Kaupakalua, Maui, HI. A retired cafeteria manager at Hale Kula Elementary School, and a volunteer at the Wahiawa General Hospital Thrift Shop. She is survived by husband, Richard Katsuyoshi “Primo” Saito; sons, Gary K. Saito, Terry (Roberta) Saito; daughters, Arlene Stelzer, Christine (Leonard) Sabolsky; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Sunday (Mar. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Committal service 2:00 p.m., Tuesday (Mar. 3) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Henry “Sugi” Hiroshi Sugimoto

Posted On February 25th, 2015 -

HENRY SUGI HIROSHI SUGIMOTO Age 76, of Kailua, passed away February 4, 2015 in Kailua. Born on June 30, 1938 in Honolulu. Retired painter from W.E. Painting Company. U.S. Navy Veteran. He is survived by daughter, Dawn Sugimoto; sons, Darren (Grace) Sugimoto, Dean Sugimoto; sisters, Sue (Paul) Yoshikawa, Marilyn (James) Goetz; brother, Steven Sugimoto; 2 grandchildren; 3 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 am Monday 3/2 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:30 pm. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Benjamin “Bobot” Pascual

Posted On February 25th, 2015 -

BENJAMIN BOBOT PASCUAL Age 59, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 27, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born July 15, 1955, in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Benjamin was formerly employed by Personal Touch & DSR Warehouse. He is survived by wife, Lucia Pascual; son, Benjamin Pascual, Jr.; daughter, Sherri Anne Romento; brothers, Frank (Linda) Pascual, Domingo (Vecy) Pascual, Nerie Pascual; sisters, Lilia (Glenn) Niro, Rosita (Rudy) Mateo, Anita (Junior) Rumbaoa, Minda (Larry) Tagari, Mildred (Vic) Pascua; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Sunday (Mar 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (Mar 2) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

Lydia Ibe Sambrano

Posted On February 25th, 2015 -

LYDIA IBE SAMBRANO Age 85, of Waipahu, HI, died peacefully at home on January 17, 2015. Born in Waipahu, September 1929, alumni of St. Francis School of Nursing, Honolulu, HI. Lydia worked for the State of Hawaii Dept. of Health and retired from Waimano Training School & Hospital in 1990 after 22 years of service as a Registered Nurse Supervisor. She is survived by sons Patrick (Laurie) Watt, Kevin (Sandra) Watt, and Paul Cuneta, grandmother of Makana, Lilia, Kawika, Malia, and Leilani Watt, aunt to hanai sisters Felomina Saquilon-Bautista and Marie Tangonan-Vogan, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by siblings Pastora Sambrano-Felix, lsabello Sambrano, and Emily Sambrano- Taclan. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb 26) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of choice.

Eliseo “Eli” Labucay Atchazo

Posted On February 25th, 2015 -

ELISEO ELI LABUCAY ATCHAZO Age 77, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 31, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born December 18, 1937 in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Eliseo retired from the City & County of Honolulu, and the United States Navy. He is survived by wife, Lisa S. Atchazo; son, James (Amanda) Atchazo; daughters, Elaine (Jake) Morrell, Nanette Atchazo; sisters, Rizalina Vasquez, Amalia Dafun, Gloria Tabuli; grandchildren, Maile Morrell, Ethan Morrell, Joshua Delgado, Elijah Atchazo. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (Mar 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

GEORGE SUSUMU ICHIKAWA

Posted On February 25th, 2015 -

$nameGEORGE SUSUMU ICHIKAWA 1927-2015 George Susumu Ichikawa was born on August 21, 1927 in Hilo, Hawaii. He was a graduate of Hilo High School and the University of Hawaii. He became the President and majority owner of Continental Insurance Agency and had offices in Honolulu, Hilo and Kona. As President, he was one of the industry leaders and active in the community. He was on the Board of Directors for Kuakini Health Systems and a Charter Member of the Ala Moana Lions Club for over 50 years. He was happily married to Judy Sunabe for over 62 years. He is survived by his wife Judy; daughter Carol Torigoe and husband Dr. Torin Torigoe; son Robert and wife Grace; grandchildren Trevor Torigoe, Kelli Torigoe, Drew Ichikawa, Cole Ichikawa; brother Richard; and sister Margaret Kagihara. Services will be held on Saturday, February 28th at Harris United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. Visitation is from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

BOB NOBUYOSHI TERAOKA

Posted On February 25th, 2015 -

BOB NOBUYOSHI TERAOKA Born on July 21, 1924 in Paauhau on the Big Island of Hawai`i. Bob passed away on January 31, 2015 at his home. He was a retired truck driver for Hawaiian Bitumuls and Paving Company. He is survived by wife, Eleanor; son, Gordon (Joyce) Teraoka; daughter, Jodi (Darrick) Ching; brothers, Denis (Joy) and Muneo Teraoka; sister, Masako Katayama; grandchildren, Brent Teraoka, Trevor Teraoka, and Chynna Kato. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 1 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation at 3:00 p.m.; service to begin at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers.

Susumu “Sus” Furuike

Posted On February 25th, 2015 -

SUSUMU SUS FURUIKE Age 85, of Aiea, HI, passed away on January 14, 2015 at Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Kahuku on January 20, 1929. He attended Kahuku Intermediate till the 6th grade, then transferred to Liliuokalani Intermediate in Honolulu. He graduated from Kaimuki High in 1947. He acquired his electronics training in Honolulu with the Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He was employed by the FAA as an electronic technician and retired as the Facility Manager. He is survived by wife, Constance “Connie” M. Furuike; sons, Dennis Furuike, Randy Furuike; daughter, Lisa Arita; brother, Tadashi Furuike; sisters, Joyce Sasaki, Carol Berk, and many nephews and nieces. His ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held on March 1 at the Mililani Mauka Chapel. Visitation 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Services at 6:00 pm. Casual attire is requested. No flowers.

Bernard Kawailani Halama

Posted On February 24th, 2015 -

BERNARD KAWAILANI HALAMA Age 63, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 2, 2015 in Waianae. Born November 22, 1951 in Honolulu, HI. Bernard was the proprietor of Kalpak Equipment Rental. He was a volunteer for Oahu Civil Defense. He is survived by wife, Stephanie Halama; sons, Bernard (Jade) Halama, Jr., Isaac (Kasey) Halama; daughters, Lylla (Walter) Lyles, Pua Irvine; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (Feb 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Clifford John Straehley

Posted On February 24th, 2015 -

CLIFFORD JOHN STRAEHLEY, M.D. Age 92, passed away peacefully on 2/20/2015 at home in Walnut Creek, California. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he attended the University of Michigan for three years before accepting an early admittance to Harvard Medical School, where he graduated with honors. He then completed his residency and fellowship in General and Vascular surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He served in the army during medical school and residency as well as in Germany for two years following World War II. He then returned to Syracuse, New York where he was in private practice for nine years, with a teaching affiliation at the medical school. He moved his family to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1953, serving as Chief of Surgery at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital from 1963 to 1980. He was the Professor of Surgery at the University of Hawaii Medical School from 1980 to 1981, Vice Chairman of the Surgery Department from 1986 to 1991, and had a teaching affiliation with Stanford Medical School. He retired in 1991, having practiced Medicine for over 40 years with the highest of ethics and concern for patients. Upon retirement, he and his wife Marian divided their time between California and Colorado before settling full time in California over the last decade. He had an insatiable appetite for learning and in his late seventies he resumed his education at St. Mary’s College, receiving his undergraduate degree at age 81, and being asked by his fellow graduating class to give the commencement speech. In retirement, he enjoyed spending time with Marnie, his wife of 71 years, reading to his three grandchildren, as well as hiking, skiing, snorkeling, playing tennis, and in recent years playing golf. He is survived by his wife; three children; Clifford J. Straehley III, Marcia Stone Straehley (Jan Kleczewski), and Douglas J. Straehley (Carole Bailey); and three grandchildren; Alison Kleczewski, Ian Straehley, and Krista Kleczewski. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was a true scholar. He was a gentle soul who was thoughtful, genuinely kind, and caring. He touched the lives of so many people in a positive way, including the physicians he taught, the medical personnel he worked with, and the many, many patients that he cared for in such an exemplary way.


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