Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

FLORANTE TONY GONZALES

Posted On May 27th, 2016 -

FLORANTE TONY GONZALES Beloved Husband, Father, Grand/Great/Great-Great Grandfather November 26, 1927-November 30, 2015, age 88. Born Paia, Hi, passed in Las Vegas, NV. Husband to Mercedes Yana *, ChildrenAnthony Romero *, Rose Dias, Lucas Paul, Julia, Florante Bernard, Teresa, Valerie, Dionisio, 22 grand, 32 great- grand, 3 gr-gr grandchildren *Deceased COL June 25, 2016, Praise Chapel Whitmore Village 1:30-3:30 p.m. White Attire. Donations in lieu of flowers. Please contact Valerie for questions at: plumeria61@outlook.com

HELEN O.S. UYEHARA

Posted On May 27th, 2016 -

HELEN O.S. UYEHARA Helen O.S. Uyehara, age 89, passed away on April 20, 2016, while playing at the Keno machines in Las Vegas. She was with her son, Dennis and daughter-in-law, Phyllis. She was born on March 28, 1927 and lived on the pineapple plantation in Molokai during her childhood and later moved to Honolulu, where she met and married her husband of almost 60 years, Albert Uyehara. Helen worked for over 40 years as a waitress at the Surf Room in the "Pink Palace" (Royal Hawaiian Hotel). She loved to go to Las Vegas as often as she could and play video poker and Keno. Helen loved her family and her dogs and took care of everyone around her. She remained active to the end, still cooking special dinners for her sons and dogs every day. She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Uyehara, and is survived by sons, Dennis and Daniel Uyehara; daughter, Carole Uyehara Jewik of Alamo, California; grandchildren, Sherry Gaillard, Jonathan, Connor, and Ryan Jewik; great grandson, Owen Gaillard; brothers, James Lim of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and David and Kenneth Kim of Las Vegas, Nevada. Private services held.

THOMAS TOSHIO OTSUBO

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

THOMAS TOSHIO OTSUBO THOMAS TOSHIO OTSUBO, 85, of Kaneohe passed on April 25, 2016. He was a retired Otis Elevator Technician and Army veteran. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters, Donna Lee(Jonathan), Laurie Otsubo-Chang(Curtis); grand- daughters, Ashley Barba, Nicole Chang, Britney Chang; sister, Ethel Miyasaki. Private services held. No monetary offerings.

JOHN TOHRU MATSUNAGA

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

JOHN TOHRU MATSUNAGA Correction to obituary: He is survived among others by Grandchildren, Jon Watase and Kimberley Ching.

YOSHIMORI NAKATANI

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

YOSHIMORI NAKATANI Age 87, of Aiea, HI, passed away April 11, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born February 21, 1929 in Honolulu, HI. Member of the Haleiwa Jodo Mission. United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by son, Miles (Laura) Nakatani; sister, Amy (Gary) Otoshi; brother, James (Carol) Nakatani. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m., Sunday (May 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:00 p.m.

William Thompson

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

WILLIAM BILL SANDS THOMPSON William "Bill" Sands Thompson, age 85, a homebuilder in Oahu and former commodore of Waikiki Yacht Club, passed away May, 2, 2016 at his home in Montrose, CO. Visit www.crippinfuneralhome.com to view full obituary.

JANET TSUYUKO TAMURA

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

JANET TSUYUKO TAMURA Age 88, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 21, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born May 23, 1927 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Duane (Jenny) Tamura, David (Ellen) Tamura, Mark Tamura; daughter, Hollis Tamura; brother, Mitsuji Hataoka; sisters, June Yamamoto, Mitsuko Hataoka, Rose Yamuchi; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Private services were held. No koden (monetary offerings) please.

CLARA LYDIA MAPULEIOLANI ELLIOT

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

CLARA LYDIA MAPULEIOLANI ELLIOT CLARA (NICKNAMED "MOLLY") WAS TAKEN PEACEFULLY FROM THIS EARTH ON MAY 18, 2016. SHE WAS BORN IN HONOLULU ON MARCH 26, 1919 TO STANLEY ABRAMS CUTTER AND MINERVA FERNANDEZ CUTTER. MOLLY GRADUATED FROM ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL AND LATER MARRIED GORDON KLEIN WITH WHOM SHE HAD THREE CHILDREN: BARRY ERNEST KLEIN (SUZANNE), ROBERT GORDON KLEIN (ALETA), AND BEVLEN MINERVA MAPULEIOLANI KLEIN. MOLLY WORKED AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AT PUNAHOU SCHOOL FOR MANY YEARS, RETIRING TO HER HOME IN KAILUA WHERE SHE WAS ACTIVE IN THE LDS CHURCH, FINDING GREAT JOY IN HER WORK. MOLLY WAS VERY CLOSE TO HER TRIBE OF GRANDCHILDREN: ROB KLEIN, BARRY KLEIN, SCOTT KLEIN, AMANDA OVERTON, KURT KLEIN, ERIK KLEIN AND 13 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN. MOLLY MOVED TO AEGIS OF MORAGA, AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IN CALIFORNIA NEARBY HER DAUGHTER BEVLEN'S HOME. WITH MOLLY'S PASSING ALL NINE OF THE CHILDREN OF STANLEY AND MINERVA HAVE JOINED THEM IN GOD'S EMBRACE. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 9 A.M. MAKIKI CEMETERY,FLOWERS WELCOMED.

MANUEL “MANNY” SYLVA

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

MANUEL MANNY SYLVA Age 83, of Oregon City, OR, passed away August 14, 2015 in Oregon City, OR. Born January 8, 1932 in Honolulu, HI. For the last few years, Manny and his family lived in Oregon City. While he resided in Hawaii, he enjoyed membership activities with the Waikiki Elks Club as well as the National Guard Retirees Association. He is survived by wife Rosalie Sylva; daughter, Elizabeth Newton; son, Anthony Laul; sisters, Mary (Kahanu) Sylva, Katherine (Kakalina) Valdez of Austin, TX., Janice (Miulan) Yoneda; 3 grandchildren; 8 great- grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Saturday (May 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 11:00 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

RUTH FUSAKO KATSUDA

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

RUTH FUSAKO KATSUDA Age 93, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 26, 2016 in Waianae. Born January 12, 1923 in Waianae. She is survived by husband Henry M. Katsuda; daughters, Frances (Bob) Bean, Meldene (Edwin Duropan) Katsuda; son, Henry (Pearl) Katsuda; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

MARGARET ANN PAHIO

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

MARGARET ANN PAHIO The family of Margaret Ann Pahio would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have showed us love and support during this time and invite you to join us in celebrating her life. Thursday May 26, 2016 at New Hope Hilo, Kupulau. 4:30-6:30pm Visitations, 6:30pm Services. Saturday May 28, 2016 at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetary #2 at 8:30am for burial, followed by a celebration of life at New Hope Hilo at 12noon. She was survived by her children Kimberly Pahio (Scott Maluo), Timbelyn Pahio, Shon Pahio (Destiny Mayeda) & hanai son Max (Christina) Pahio. Grand- children Taylor Carriaga (Blade Ota), Deion Carriaga, Saydee Fujioka, Jazmin Pahio, Jaydee Fujioka, Haydin Pahio, Natania Pahio & Kahlan Pahio. Sisters Bernadette (Marty) Parrish & Christine (Jarry) Belledo.

BESSIE KIKUYO NISHIKAWA

Posted On May 22nd, 2016 -

BESSIE KIKUYO NISHIKAWA Bessie Kikuyo Nishikawa, age 84, of Henderson, NV, passed away on February 21, 2016 in Nevada. Born in Honaunau-Kona, and a former resident of Pearl City, HI, she was a self-employed dress designer/maker and a sewing teacher. Preceded in death by her husband, Shigeru, she is survived by her sons, Alan (Lisa) and Brian Nishikawa; daughter, Cynthia (Peter) Fabry; grandchildren Derek and Elyse Nishikawa; sisters, Takiyo Tanaka and Tokiko Sakata. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 11:00 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

RICHARD YOSHIMI FUJIWARA

Posted On May 22nd, 2016 -

RICHARD YOSHIMI FUJIWARA Age 92, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 21, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born May 25, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by sons, Kevin (Roxanne) Fujiwara, Lanson (Sarinya) Fujiwara, Damon (Tirisita) Fujiwara; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Private Services were held.

Nikki Kinuko Krejci-Merritt

Posted On May 22nd, 2016 -

NIKKI KINUKO KREJCI-MERRITT July 30, 1974 ~ May 1, 2016 Resident of Discovery Bay Nikki passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 1, 2016 of natural causes from an undiagnosed medical condition. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her sweet and kind nature, generosity, and distinctive, joyous laughter. She was a beautiful person. Nikki was born in Concord, CA and graduated from Northgate High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Masters of Arts Degree in Communicative Disorders with Honors from the University of the Pacific in Stockton in 1998. She worked with autistic children and later worked for a local business rising to COO in that company. In the last few years she devoted her time as mother to her only daughter, a role she cherished. She loved to ski and loved Yoga and taught her daughter to love these things as well. She loved all water sports, her horse, Knight Time and her dogs Una and Tia. Nikki is survived by her daughter; her parents, Dr. and Mrs. James Krejci of Diablo, California; her sister, Dr. Sharon Krejci Mowat and brother-in-law, Robert John Mowat; and niece of Danville, California. She was particularly close to her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Toshio Kutsunai, M.D. of Hilo, Hawaii. Her paternal grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. William Krejci of Columbus, Ohio. We will soon be setting up a charitable fund in Nikki's name so that her short life will have a deeper meaning. Our hope is that Nikki's friends and family will make donations in her memory. Our intent is to use these donations to support the causes that were important to Nikki; including women's and children's causes and animal welfare

ALICE A. MATSUO SATO

Posted On May 22nd, 2016 -

ALICE A. MATSUO SATO Age 85, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 17, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born October 2, 1930 in Wahiawa, HI. A member of the Haleiwa Shingon mission. She is survived by husband, James T. Sato; son, Carl (Ann) Sato, Roy (Lori) Sato; daughter, Evelyn Sato; sister, Myrna Segawa; grandsons, Craig (Shannon) Sato, Scott Sato; granddaughters, Jennifer (Myles) Miyashiro, Lauren (Jeremiah) Ana, Taryn Sato, Mari Sato; 5 great- grandchildren. Private services held. No flowers please. No koden (monetary offerings) please.

Haruyo (Ito) Sweeney

Posted On May 22nd, 2016 -

HARUYO (ITO) SWEENEY Haruyo (Ito) Sweeney, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on May 2, 2016 at the age of 82, surrounded by her family. She passed knowing she was deeply loved and cherished. She was born in Nagoya, Japan, on February 22, 1934, where she lived until she met her loving husband and embarked on a 63-year journey. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and quietly lived her life with grace and dignity. She is survived by her loving husband, Bernard; a son, Jimmy (Christine); daughters, Patty (Bill) Mathews, Monica (Allen) Hirai; and her two grandchildren, Christen Hirai and Brett Mathews. In keeping with her wishes, a private service was held with her immediate family. We are forever grateful to Queen's Geriatrics and the staff at Manoa Senior Care for the kind and compassionate care they provided my mother as she bravely fought to overcome the cruel effects of a stroke. Her one wish was to walk once again, and today we are confident she is blissfully walking with the angels.

JOHN TOHRU MATSUNAGA

Posted On May 22nd, 2016 -

JOHN TOHRU MATSUNAGA Age 92, of Honolulu, passed away on May 2, 2016. Born in Wailuku, Maui, he was a retired estimator for Deluxe Sheet Metal Co. Preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Sakakihara Matsunaga, he is survived by his daughters, Cheryl (Clifford) Terawaki, Marsha (Wendel) Watase and Aimee Ogata; grandchildren, Crissy (Todd) Kawamoto, Dan Terawaki, Staci (Mike) Clute, John Watase, Kimberly Ching, Shelby Ching, Clinton (Dina) Ogata and Jarrett Ogata; great-grandchildren, Danielle Terawaki-Doble and Koby Ogata; brother Wayne (Cynthia) Matsunaga and sister, June Igarashi. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

ROY KUWAHARA

Posted On May 22nd, 2016 -

ROY KUWAHARA Roy Kuwahara, 75, passed away on May 8, 2016, with his family by his side in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. He was born on July 17, 1940, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended Kaimuki High School and continued his education at San Jose State University. He is survived by his wife, Pauline, 3 daughters, 2 stepdaughters, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with good friends. A graveside service will be held on May 25, 2016, at Diamond Head Mortuary.

MONICA BAYLON SADORRA

Posted On May 21st, 2016 -

MONICA BAYLON SADORRA Age 90, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away April 26, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born May 4, 1925 in Maglaoi, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Froilan (Maria) Sadorra, Efren (Shiner) Sadorra, Richard (Mildred) Sadorra, Wilson (Michele) Sadorra; daughters, Venia Sidiaren, Selvina Raguindin, Inoni (Nestor) Dimaya, Arceli (Melecio) Alvarado, Glenda (Froilan) Tapec, Helen (Asa) Aoki; 30 grandchildren; 47 great- grandchildren; 3 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Tuesday (May 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; prayer service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (May 25) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach); mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

JANE ASAKO ASADA

Posted On May 21st, 2016 -

JANE ASAKO ASADA Age 96, of Aiea, HI, passed away May 3, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born August 10, 1919 in Aiea, HI. She was the retired proprietor of Waipahu Fish Market and a member of the Aiea Hongwanji. She is survived by sons, James (Hiromi) Asada, Leslie Asada, David (Karen) Asada; brother, Harold (Kathryn) Takeoka; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday (May 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. No flowers, please.

WAYNE PAUL HERODIAS

Posted On May 20th, 2016 -

WAYNE PAUL HERODIAS Age 47, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 20, 2016 in Waianae. Born March 2, 1969 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by former wife, Cynthia Kuba; sons, Jordan Herodias-Kuba, Jenzen Kuba- Herodias; father & step mom, Robert (Juliette) Herodias, Sr.; mother & step dad, Ischyria (Wayne) Matsuura; brothers, Robert Herodias, Jr., Lyle (Mahina) Matsuura; sisters, Serena Herodias, Marianne (Devin) Valentin. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (May 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:30 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

KAZUME OKUDA

Posted On May 20th, 2016 -

KAZUME OKUDA Age 96, of Waianae, HI, passed away April 24, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born February 29, 1920 in Hawaii. She is survived by brother, Albert (Jane) Watanabe; sister, Jean (Terry) Ishimoto. Private Services were held.

Shigeru “George” Nagao

Posted On May 20th, 2016 -

SHIGERU GEORGE NAGAO November 22, 1929 - April 27, 2016 Shigeru "George" Nagao, of Kaneohe, a retired mason, passed away at Ann Pearl Nursing Home. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Lillian; daughter Charlyn Kurogi (Garrett); sons, Thomas Nagao (Li), Michael Nagao (Laurie); 4 grandchildren (Pennie Kurogi, Tamlyn Kurogi, Corrie Kurogi & Daniel Nagao). He is also survived by sister Janet Shinbara; brother Wilfred Nagao. Visitation: 11:30AM. May 27 at Pali View Baptist Church. Services: 12:30PM. Burial: 3:00PM. Casual Attire. No flowers.

MARGARET “PEPSIE” MITSUYE YONEZAKl

Posted On May 19th, 2016 -

MARGARET PEPSIE MITSUYE YONEZAKI MARGARET "PEPSIE" MITSUYE YONEZAKl, 91 of Honolulu. Housewife, passed peacefully at home on May 14, 2016. She is survived by her son, Michael (Linda) of Torrance, CA; daughter, Susan Michihara (Douglas); grandchildren, Matthew, John & Micah Michihara, Kelley, Kai & Kris Yonezaki; sister, Nora Morihara. Services will be held Wednesday (5/25/16) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, 10AM visitation at 9AM. Casual attire.

EMERY SHUNRO NAKASHIMA

Posted On May 19th, 2016 -

EMERY SHUNRO NAKASHIMA Age 91, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 6, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born April 3, 1925 in Honolulu, HI. He served in the Mililtary Intelligence Service for the U.S. Army during WWII and retired as an electronics technician at NAVSEACENPAC (Naval Sea Support Center, Pacific). He is survived by wife, Mary Nakashima; daughters, Leatrice Nakashima, Jocelyn (Stanley Ching) Nakashima, Linda (Gary Sakumoto) Nakashima; brothers, Brian (Sue) Nakashima, Charles (Thelma) Nakashima, Edwin (Janice) Nakashima, Walter (Gloria) Nakashima; sisters, Irene Oki, June Ooka, Ruby Matsumoto; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

Patricia Butters Chung

Posted On May 17th, 2016 -

$namePATRICIA BUTTERS CHUNG Patricia Ann Butters Chung, age 73, formerly of Falls Church, Virginia passed away on April 8, 2016 from being struck by a car. She was born on March 13, 1943 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Francis Tirell Butters, a Naval Officer, and June Worley Butters. In 1975, she married Dathan Paul Chung, an art teacher at Pearl City High School, son of Charles Chung and Julia Chang Chung of Honolulu, Hawaii. Patricia was the loving and dedicated mother to son Charles-David Chung and daughter Kanani Chung. She was the sister to Stephen F. (Marilyn) Butters and Francine (Terry M.) Butters Mauldin. And sister in spirit through marriage to Glenda Hinchey, Nedra Chung, Sylvia Thompson, and Lucille Helmbrecht. Pat was a graduate of The University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. She first worked in the islands at Queen's Medical Center, later retring after 30 years of service from Kapiolani Medical Center. She was a dedicated memeber of The Church of Latter Day Saints, volunteer for the Lyon Arboretum and PBS Insights, and Cub Scouts Den Mother. Her compassionate, patient, and friendly spirit will be greatly missed. A memorial service for her will be held on May 21, 2016 at The Latter Day Saints Tabernacle at 1560 South Beretania St., Honolulu. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. Service and program at 11:00 a.m. with lunch reception to follow. Aloha attire.

PEDRO LACQUIAO ENCARNACION

Posted On May 17th, 2016 -

PEDRO LACQUIAO ENCARNACION Age 63, of Kapolei, HI, passed away April 7, 2016 in Kapolei, HI. Born September 14, 1952 in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Dhonna Beth Encarnacion; sister, Edith Clemente; 30 grandnieces & grandnephews Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (May 20) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Prayer service 6:30 p.m.; Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Saturday (May 21) at St. Jude Catholic Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei). Mass 11:00 a.m.; Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

PETER “PETE” TOTOR

Posted On May 17th, 2016 -

PETER PETE TOTOR Age 89, of Honolulu, HI, passed away April 18, 2016 in Honolulu. Born January 8, 1927 in Wailuku, Maui. He retired from the Army Department of Defense and was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by wife, Cecilia Y. Totor; daughter, Patricia (Claude) Colemon; hanai daughter, Mara Lani (Stanley) Wong; 2 grandchildren; 2 great- children. Private services held.

SUSANA AGANUS PACARIEM

Posted On May 17th, 2016 -

SUSANA AGANUS PACARIEM Age 101, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 17, 2016 in Waipahu. Born May 20, 1914 in Batac, Ilocos Norte,Philippines. She is survived by sons, Ernesto (Pressie) Pacariem, Rodolfo (Erlinda) Pacariem, Roger (Evelyn) Pacariem; daughters, Estrel (Felix) Guiriba, Imelda (Alfred) Naidas, Aurora Pacariem; 26 grandchildren; 53 great-grand- children; 14 great-great-grand- children Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (May 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; prayer service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (May 23) 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. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome..

Douglas Henrickson Correa

Posted On May 17th, 2016 -

DOUGLAS HENRICKSON CORREA Born March 7, 1941. Died May 10, 2016 after a long illness.Mr. Correa is a retired Realtor. He graduated in the class of 1959 from Maryknoll and is also a University of Hawaii graduate. He is survived by his wife Colleen, son Douglas Jr., (Kim) of Kailua and daughter Dana Correa Anderson. Also survived by brothers Rodney (Carolyn) of Henderson Nevada and Patrick (Margie) Ogawa of Seattle, Washington and 2 nephews and 4 nieces. Services friday May 20 at Holy Trinity Church, Kuliouou. Private viewing 8:45-9:15 am, Rosary 9:15-9:45 am, public viewing 09:45-10:45 am and Mass at 10:45 am. Burial at Diamond Head Memorial Park at 12:45 pm.

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