Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

AGNES MARKS NOGUCHI

Posted On April 11th, 2015 -

$nameAGNES MARKS NOGUCHI Age 95, of Mililani, HI, passed away March 6, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born April 5, 1919 in Waialua, HI. She is survived by sons, Francis (Anne) Noguchi, Donald (Sheila) Noguchi, Gary (Tane) Noguchi; brothers, Albert Marks, Henry Marks, Raymond Marks, Walter Marks; sister, Irene Akers; 5 grandchildren; 18 great-grand- children. Visitation 11:00 a.m., Tuesday (Apr. 14) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (1403 A California Ave., Wahiawa). Mass 12:00 p.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

BRUNSKI, NEVENKA “NINA”

Posted On April 11th, 2015 -

4-11 NEVENKA BRUNSKI -BRUNSKI, NEVENKA NINA Nevenka Brunski, 68 of Hawaii entered into rest suddenly while on vacation in Georgia on April 1, 2015. Born in Croatia on April 25, 1946 a daughter of the late Franjo and Ana Yurkas Brunski. She leaves behind her son Nicholas, sister Ljubica (Jure) Zdencaj, sister-in-law Katerina Brunski and many great nieces and nephews. She was also the cherished aunt of Sonja, Yasmine & Vicki Zdencaj, Gordan, Boris and Danny Brunski, Katerina, Julie, Melanie & Sophie Mastrokolos. She was predeceased by her sister Ana Mastrokolos and brother Ignac Brunski. Nina worked as senior management executive for Hawaiiana Management Company from 1987 until her retirement in 2012. Funeral services and burial took place in Connecticut. For online condolences please visit www.westhavenfuneral.com.

INSEOB KIM

Posted On April 10th, 2015 -

INSEOB KIM Age 83, of Honolulu, passed away March 31, 2015 in Honolulu. Born June 3, 1931 in Kimje, S. Korea. He is survived by son, Ki Young (Chunlan Jiang) Kim; daughters, Suk Kyong Chong, Ji Won (Kyong Joong) Kwon, Hyun Won (Robert) Choi; 6 grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 4/15 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m.

DR. REBECCA LEE PROCTOR, M.D.

Posted On April 10th, 2015 -

$nameIn Memoriam: DR. REBECCA LEE PROCTOR, M.D. December 26, 1905 – April 10, 1985 “All Work is Honorable” Rebecca Lee was born in Kihei, Maui. Her parents immigrated to Hawaii in 1903, and her father worked in sugar cane and pineapple fields for 18 years. When her mother became ill, Rebecca went to live at the Susannah Wesley Home for Japanese and Korean Women and Children in Honolulu until 1928. Rebecca graduated from McKinley High School (1924), University of Hawaii (1928) and Yale University Medical School (1931). She practiced medicine in China and married Dr. Wallace Proctor, M.D. in Shanghai in 1940. They worked together for the US Army Air Corps during WWII. In 1957, Dr. Proctor gained her Masters in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She was dearly loved by her family and friends, and was always proud of her roots. A memorial luncheon in her honor will be held on Monday, April 13, at the Hale Koa Hotel. “Mom, you were always there.”

DR. REBECCA LEE PROCTOR, M.D.

Posted On April 10th, 2015 -

$nameIn Memoriam: DR. REBECCA LEE PROCTOR, M.D. December 26, 1905 – April 10, 1985 “All Work is Honorable” Rebecca Lee was born in Kihei, Maui. Her parents immigrated to Hawaii in 1903, and her father worked in sugar cane and pineapple fields for 18 years. When her mother became ill, Rebecca went to live at the Susannah Wesley Home for Japanese and Korean Women and Children in Honolulu until 1928. Rebecca graduated from McKinley High School (1924), University of Hawaii (1928) and Yale University Medical School (1931). She practiced medicine in China and married Dr. Wallace Proctor, M.D. in Shanghai in 1940. They worked together for the US Army Air Corps during WWII. In 1957, Dr. Proctor gained her Masters in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She was dearly loved by her family and friends, and was always proud of her roots. A memorial luncheon in her honor will be held on Monday, April 13, at the Hale Koa Hotel. “Mom, you were always there.”

INSEOB KIM

Posted On April 10th, 2015 -

INSEOB KIM Age 83, of Honolulu, passed away March 31, 2015 in Honolulu. Born June 3, 1931 in Kimje, S. Korea. He is survived by son, Ki Young (Chunlan Jiang) Kim; daughters, Suk Kyong Chong, Ji Won (Kyong Joong) Kwon, Hyun Won (Robert) Choi; 6 grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 4/15 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m.

ROSALIO AQUINO DUMAYAS

Posted On April 8th, 2015 -

ROSALIO AQUINO DUMAYAS Age 66, of Waianae, HI, passed away March 2, 2015 in Waianae, HI. Born September 1, 1948 in the Philippines. He is survived by wife, Juana “Anita” Eder Dumayas; daughters, Leilani Eder Dumayas, Maritess Eder Dumayas; brothers, Alberto (Benita) Dumayas, Cesar (Edna) Dumayas; sister, Cristina Obal. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Apr. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Tuesday (Apr. 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

JUSTIN JOSEPH KELI’I

Posted On April 8th, 2015 -

4-8 JUSTIN JOSEPH KELI'I -Forever in our Hearts JUSTIN JOSEPH KELI’I Aug 10,1981 April 8, 2011 We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, And days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. Now all we have is memories, And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, With which we’ll never part. God has you in his keeping, We have you in our hearts. Nana, Papa & your entire Family

James “JD” Douglas Vasconcellos, Sr.

Posted On April 8th, 2015 -

JAMES JD DOUGLAS VASCONCELLOS, SR. Age 87, of Waialua, HI, passed away March 18, 2015 in Waialua, HI. Born November 1, 1927 in Waialua, HI. Retired from Meadow Gold Dairy “Kawailoa.” He is survived by wife, Thelma Vasconcellos; sons, James Vasconcellos, Jr., Royd Vasconcellos; daughters, Ann (John) Casson, Jan (Joel) Ravey; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandchild. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Tuesday (Apr 14) at St. Michael’s Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua); Wake service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

Archibald Kong Chin Chow

Posted On April 8th, 2015 -

$nameARCHIBALD KONG CHIN CHOW Archibald “Archie” Chow, 90, was born in Honolulu on 1/10/1925, died in Kaneohe 3/19/2015. Son of Chow Nim & Ida Ho Chow. Graduated St. Louis HS ’45. Honorably discharged, U.S. Army 1951. He worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, for 35 years, beginning his career as a Pipefitter, progressing to Production Controller through a strong work ethic and keen intellect. Archie met the “love of his life,” Jennie Lee at a Chinese Catholic Club picnic, and they were married on 9/1/1951, spending 63 years together raising four children. He was always ready to lend a helping hand, excelled at cooking and gardening and had the right tool for any project. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Lee Chow; son, Leslie Chow (Peggy Moore), El Portal, CA, daughters, Allison “Didi” Durkin (Jack), Fircrest, WA and Jennifer Chow, San Rafael, CA; brother, Fred Lum; grand- children: John (Trang), Colleen (Mike Peterson), Megan, Kevin and Daniel Durkin, Ian and Caitlin Chow-Ise; great-grand- son: Jack Durkin; The FamiLee and Ho Clan. He was predeceased by his son, Leland Chow. Archie was a faithful parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church in Kailua for 56 years. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:00 am at St. Anthony’s Church, 148 Makawao Street, Kailua followed by a reception. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthony’s School in memory of Archie Chow. A private interment will be held at Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific at a later date. Please join us in celebrating Archie’s life.

ROBERT ARNOLD “BOB” MERRIAM

Posted On April 8th, 2015 -

$nameROBERT ARNOLD BOB MERRIAM Robert Arnold “Bob” Merriam of Kailua, HI, passed away on April 1, 2015 at his home of 50 years in Enchanted Lake. Born April 30, 1927, in Keokuk, Iowa. Bob moved his family to Hawaii in 1964. He retired from the U.S. Forest Service, the Hawaii State DLNR and several years as a legislative aide. Bob is survived by Rita, his wife and partner of 63 years, sons Mark (Kathleen) and Keith (Andrea), daughter Carol, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and a multitude of friends. He was active in Emmanuel Episcopal Church, in Diocesan affairs, environmental concerns, his garden, and his families lives. He was the essence of a family man and mentor. He provided opportunities for his children to grow and learn and travel and helped them to make their own way. He had a great love for his community and service to others, Bob lived his life with no regrets. He was a man of goodness and faith. Memorial: Gathering at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Sunday April 12 at 3:00 pm. Service at 4:00 pm. Reception to follow. Aloha attire. Donations in his memory to Emmanuel Episcopal Church (780 Keolu Drive, Kailua, 96734) or Islands Hospice (1301 Young St., Ste. 300, Honolulu, 96714).

BRYAN DEAN “KEOLA” CABALCE

Posted On April 8th, 2015 -

$nameIn Loving Memory BRYAN DEAN KEOLA CABALCE February 5, 1986 – April 8, 2011 May the winds of Heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear How much we love and miss you and wish that you were here

JOHN HAROLD SHAW

Posted On April 8th, 2015 -

Screen Shot 2015-04-07 at 5.23.00 PMJOHN HAROLD SHAW John Harold Shaw, 85, of Honolulu, passed away at Queens Hospital the morning of March 6, 2015 with Juanita (Bettencourt) his loving wife of 63 years, at his side. John was preceded in death by his brother Warren and sister Jeanne (Pester). He is survived by his daughter Ardis, and sons, Brian and Dwight and two grandchildren. John’s predecessors emigrated from Europe to the Islands in the late 1800’s. The Shaw family has a long association with maritime endeavors, with John’s grandfather arriving in the kingdom aboard a whaler and staying to eventually start a family. Born in Honolulu, in 1929, the middle child of the late Oliver James (“Jimmy”) Shaw and Marguerite Freitas, John grew up in Kaimuki, with cohorts who came to be known as the 7thth Avenue Gang. After graduating from Saint Louis School in 1948, John refused a congressional college scholarship to join the U.S. Army along with his buddies. Stationed overseas in Japan and Korea, John was wounded in the Korean Conflict; earning a Purple Heart. After recovering at Tripler Army Hospital, he returned to duty at Army installations, Schofield Barracks and Fort Derussey. During that time he reacquainted with, courted and married Honolulu’s most beautiful Juanita Bettencourt. They were married on October 25, 1952 at Saint Patrick Church in Kaimuki. John received an honorable discharge in 1954 and followed in the footsteps of his forbearers, heading to the waterfront. He started work as a shipping clerk for Castle and Cooke and later became a longshoreman during a period when break bulk cargo was still hoisted to and from piers on wooden pallets with cargo nets. In 1964 John joined the competition, McCabe, Hamilton, and Renny, where he was elevated to management and eventually promoted to Vice President of Operations. John’s career advanced during a time of innovations that revolutionized the industry, altered world economies and heralded globalization. After about forty years on the waterfront, John retired in 1994 to join Nita at their long-time homestead in Aina Haina. His strong work ethic, faith in the power of the human spirit and forthright manner remain legend on the waterfront. Although the family lived at various addresses in East Honolulu early on, in 1969 the Shaw’s settled in their beloved lower Aina Haina. Here, John and “Nita” were known for having the most immaculate yard in all of East Oahu. Upon moving to Oio Drive, John removed one tree after another, relenting only to allow several Puakenikeni trees to flourish so Nita and the neighbors could enjoy the fragrant blossoms. John owned half a dozen weeders, for no real purpose, because weeds dare not show up in his yard. John and Nita greeted their seasonal Plover that faithfully returned each year, to delight Nita and follow John and his weeder, hoping to catch an agitated grub. They welcomed any and all in for a cold glass of sun tea and hosted many joyful gatherings with family and friends. John and Nita joined Brian and Dwight in Kamuela last year to enjoy the bucolic environment there. Friends and family are invited to Diamond Head Mortuary for a gathering at 9:30 and remembrance at 11:00 on April 11.

Francis “Frankie Boy” Thomas Keakamahana Miller Jr

Posted On April 7th, 2015 -

$nameFRANCIS FRANKIE BOY THOMAS KEAKAMAHANA MILLER, JR. Age 47, of Kailua-Kona, HI, passed away March 17, 2015 in Hilo, HI. Born June 8, 1967 in Kailua, Oahu, HI. He is survived by mother, Deanna McFadden; sisters, Jessie (Michele) Miller, Kanani Miller, Angel (Mark) Saizon, Jamie-Lyn (Ben) Amituana’i; step-brothers, Arthur (Patti) McFadden, Julian (Michelle) McFadden, Keoni (Shelley) McFadden; step-sisters, Kuuipo (ken) Shimizu, Kaleo (Pono) Larrison, Nahaku (John) McFadden, Keahi McFadden, Mealoha McFadden. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Sunday (Apr. 12) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu). Wake service 6:30 p.m.

MELANIO ULAPANI UNCIANO

Posted On April 7th, 2015 -

MELANIO ULAPANI UNCIANO Age 94, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 27, 2015 in Manila Philippines. Born January 17, 1921 in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He retired from Civil Service as a roofer, and was also a part-time roofing contractor. He is survived by sons, Edwin A. (Florence) Unciano, Francisco P. (Lei) Unciano; 7 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 5 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Monday (Apr. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Program 10:45 a.m. Prayer Service 11:45 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Walter Ernest Nunes Jr

Posted On April 7th, 2015 -

WALTER ERNEST NUNES, JR. Age 77, of Kailua, passed away March 13, 2015 in Honolulu. Born February 18, 1938 in Honolulu. Retired from Hawaiian Electric Co. He is survived by wife, Kum Ok Lee; sons, Eugene Peter D. Nunes, Jarrett Nunes; daughters, Cynthia Kuulei Thomas, Laura Russell, Sharon Nunes, Angelina Nunes; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday 4/11 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

JELNA ANN SHELTON

Posted On April 7th, 2015 -

$nameJELNA ANN SHELTON Age 57, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 6, 2015 in Aiea. Jelna was a special education teacher at Mililani Middle School & a professor at University of Phoenix. She is survived by husband, Wayne Shelton; sons, Klye (Krystal) Salva, Samuel “Skai” Vance; daughter, Jelayne “Kanoe” Shelton; mother, Priscilla Kaeo; brothers, Samuel (Kimi) Kaeo, Joey Kaeo; sisters, Cheryl (Mike) Morita, Tammy Kaeo Kinningham, Didi (Bryan) McFadden; 5 grand- children. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (Apr 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

CYNTHIA LOUISE KEOLANUI IVERSON

Posted On April 7th, 2015 -

$nameCYNTHIA LOUISE KEOLANUI IVERSON Cynthia Louise Keolanui Iverson, July 26, 1960 – March 7, 2015. Cynthia was born in Ft. Benning, Georgia to Lawrence Keolanui and Christie Ellis Keolanui. As a military dependent, she lived in Georgia, Louisiana, Hawaii, Panama, Kansas, and Virginia. She graduated from Oakton High School in Vienna, Virginia in 1978. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BA in Communications. She was an intern at KITV- Channel 4 and went on to work at KFVE. After that, Cynthia worked at Encyclopedia Britannica, and BFI. In 1996 she started her own marketing business, Dream Brokers. For nine years, Cynthia was the manager of Community Outreach at the Hawaii Humane Society. In 2006, she started working at Hawaii Civil Defense Emergency Management as a Recovery Branch Chief. For many years she was a board member at The River of Life Mission helping the homeless in Hawaii. Cynthia was a devoted Christian, and she was an active member of Hope Chapel. That is where she met Bruce Iverson, and they married on December 2, 2006. Cynthia was a kind and generous person, with many friends and family who loved her. She died of cancer after a long and courageous fight. She is survived by her husband, her parents, sister Laura, brother Bob, and seven nieces and nephews. Cynthia’s memorial service will be at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay on April 11 at 10 a.m. The church is at 45-815 Pookela St, Kaneohe, HI 96744.

SHARON BODINE

Posted On April 6th, 2015 -

SHARON BODINE Age 70, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 12, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born August 28, 1944 in Honolulu, HI. Member of the Ka Makua Mau Loa Church. She is survived by spouse, Allen K. Bodine; sons, Allen K. (Leane) Bodine, Jr., John K. (Lisa) Bodine; mother, Almar Napuelua; brothers, Liwai (Victoria) Napuelua, Jr., Lowell (Lillian) Napuelua; sisters, Sheila (Robert) Whitworth, Sharlene Teer, Sheena Napuelua, Sherilynn (Henry) Pali; 6 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Saturday (Apr. 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment to follow 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

JAMES EDWARD CONNER

Posted On April 6th, 2015 -

JAMES EDWARD CONNER 67, of Honolulu, Operations Manager for Bishop and American Trust Cos., and later Consultant for Ameron Hawaii, US Army veteran who served in Vietnam, passed away on March 24, 2015 in Honolulu. He was born in New Castle, PA. Survived by wife, Susan; daughter, Suzanne Dillon; hanai son, Anthony Peralta; mother, Ida Conner; brother, Bruce; sisters, Sharon, Vyvyan Tachikawa, Renee Hokama and Anne Chamness; nieces, Dayna Tachikawa and Laura Conner. Private services.

ROOSEVELT U. AGUILLIO

Posted On April 6th, 2015 -

ROOSEVELT U. AGUILLIO Roosevelt U. Aguillio age 78, retired CMSGt of United States Air Force. He is formerly of Waipahu and past away in Roseville, California. Born in Kealia, Kauai. Son of Juan and Teodora Aguillio. He is survived by wife Nancy of Rocklin, California, sons Rudy (Elisa), Roger Calhoon (Sue), David Calhoon (Debbie), granddaughter Sachi brother Chriscistomo, sister Lillian and numerous nephews and nieces. Chief Aguillio is a 30 year veteran of the United States Air Force, serving his country all over the globe. Originally enlisting in the United States Navy, he had a distinguished career in the Air Force where he earned several medals including Meritorious Service, AF Commendations, Good Conduct, NCOS Professional Education, Expert Marksmanship, National Defense Service and Outstanding Service. He served as senior NCOS for 20 years of his service rising to the top rank of CMSGt, as well as touching many lives as a first sergeant for 10 years. His teachers discovered he was gifted student and encouraged his mother to enroll him in private school. Rudy excelled at St. Louis High School and chose to serve his country like his brother and sister. He had a passion for service and for people. He technically only spoke 1 language, but he could alway speak “your” language. A gifted leader, he retired from the service only to then continue another lengthy career in the civil service. He loved sports and playing golf. Rudy was also an accomplished sports official. He loved softball and officiated NCAA, HS and ASA, including the 1996 Olympic Team Tour. A truly a giving and genuine man, he loved his family friends and God.

LIBRADA MERCADO

Posted On April 6th, 2015 -

LIBRADA MERCADO Age 89, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away February 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. Born July 20, 1925 in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters, Virginia M. Corpuz, Perlita M. Bautista, Gloria M. Gabuat, Zenaida Bulosan, Flordeliza M. Victoriano; son, Roberto M. Mercado; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Friday (Apr. 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m., Saturday (Apr. 11) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

HARRY RONALD ROTHSCHILD

Posted On April 5th, 2015 -

$nameHARRY RONALD ROTHSCHILD October 14, 1936 – February 2, 2015 Harry passed away at age 78 on February 2, 2015 in Honolulu. His daughters and loved ones bid final farewell at his bedside. He was born to Harry Samuel Rothschild, Sr. and Josephine Edna Oldaker on October 14, 1936 in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Black Fox Academy in Los Angeles, and earned a B. A. degree in finance from the University of Southern California. After college, he joined Powerine Oil Company, a petroleum refinery business founded by his father in Southern California. The team of three men, Harry, his brother Peter, and Harry Sr. worked together and grew the company into a thriving independent oil refinery. Enamored with the natural beauty of Hawaii during his first visit to Oahu at the age of 29, he soon started to spend more time in the island paradise. In early 1970s, he established several gas stations with coin-operated pumps in Honolulu that sold gasoline imported from the family refinery. The business venture was very successful and eventually led to his full-time residence in Honolulu. Harry possessed remarkable engineering and architectural ingenuity, seeing possibilities beyond the naked eye. In his life time, he built and rebuilt several of his homes that represented his sense of beauty and functionality. The Kai Moena (a resting place by the sea) home built in 1975 on the shore of Kailua Bay, Oahu was a fine example of his creativity. Since childhood, Harry had enjoyed yachting and other ocean recreations. The most notable voyage in the late 1970s was sailing Ono, a fifty-two-foot Morgan, one of only five in the world at that time. After it was embellished with high-tech electronic upgrades in Orange County, California, Ono was sailed to Tahiti and Hawaii, where Harry and his family enjoyed many happy sailings. Electronic tools and equipment was another life-long passion for Harry. In the early years of the digital era, he was able to build PC computers from scratch in his workshop. He also engineered the ink for pens used in outer space flights which allowed the pen to write in an upside down position. He was always cheerful and optimistic. With his easy-going and caring attitude, he left many happy memories to his beloved family and friends. He is survived by his fianc�e, Anne Omori; daughters, Jenny Ann Rothschild, Lisa Rothschild Curtis (Jon), Karina Rothschild, Bonnie Howitson; granddaughters, Melissa, Lauren, Gabrielle; grandsons Spencer, Garrett; brother Peter Rothschild, and nieces and nephews. Service will be held privately.

NOBUO TAKENO

Posted On April 5th, 2015 -

NOBUO TAKENO Age 75, of Kaneohe, passed away on January 10, 2015. Born in Osaka, Japan, retired Hawaii Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force. Member of Tamagusuku Club, Gajimaru Kai, Okinawan Genealogical Society, Ukwanshin Kabudan, and HUOA. He is survived by his wife, June; sons, Chris and Marc (Mimi Mar) Takeno; four grandchildren; brothers, Koji (Joyce), Yasuhiro (Nora) and Michael (Debbie) Takeno; sisters, Yoshiko (Wilford) Nakaoka and Linda (Michael) Hirai. Visitation 10:00 a.m., a service of celebration 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Agnes K Hamada

Posted On April 5th, 2015 -

AGNES K. HAMADA Age 92 of Mililani, HI, passed away February 13, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born February 25, 1922 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by daughters, Lynn (Ken) Nakasone, Iris Endow; sisters, Edith Urata, Caroline (Mike) Hiraoka; brothers, Bobby (Mildred) Nakashima, Mitchell (Bernice) Nakashima; 3 grandchildren. Private services held.

MARGARET ALICE GRIMES

Posted On April 5th, 2015 -

$nameMARGARET ALICE GRIMES October 16,1917 – March 21, 2015 Margaret Alice Grimes, 97, of Kailua, Hawaii, passed peacefully from our earthly bounds on March 21, 2015 in Kailua, Hawaii. Margaret will be missed by her daughter, Christine Bailie of Honolulu, son Jack Eric Grimes of Kailua, and her granddaughter, Kaitlin Bailie of Honolulu. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Jack E. Grimes; her parents, and seven siblings. Margaret was born in Stockton, Illinois, the daughter of Claude and Martha Simmons. She received her education in Freeport, Illinois, graduating from Freeport High School in 1935. During World War II, Margaret was employed in the purchasing department of the Savanna Ordinance Depot, in Savanna, Illinois. She then moved to Chicago and was a secretary-correspondent for World Book Encyclopedia. In 1947, Margaret moved to southern California where she served as a secretary at North American Aviation. In 1950 she was wed to Jack E. Grimes and raised her family. She was an active member and past president of V.F.W. Auxiliary No. 3261 in Gardena, CA and a life member of Easter Star, Chapter 260 of Gardena, CA. After retirement the couple moved to Kailua. There they enjoyed meeting new friends and entertaining their family. Margaret requested no funeral services. Private scattering of ashes to be held.

JULIA C. CHUNG

Posted On April 5th, 2015 -

$nameJULIA C. CHUNG Julia C. Chung, 99, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2015 in the company of family. Julia spent most of her life in Manoa Valley, but was born in 1916 in Koloa, Kauai. In 1962, she was asked to be the first registrar-secretary at Damien Memorial School and retired in 1978. For most of that period, she was the only female on campus when it was an all-boys’ school run by the Irish Christian Brothers. She was also an active member and volunteer of St. Pius X Church. Julia was predeceased by husband Charles K.W. Chung, and is survived by Glenda (David) Hinchey, Sylvia (the late Pete) Thompson, Nedra Chung, Lucille Helmbrecht, and the late Dathan Chung (Patricia Butters Chung). She is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: Monday, April 13th, St. Pius X Church. Visitation 10:00 a.m., eulogy 11:00 a.m., Mass 11:15 a.m. Aloha Attire. Private burial.

RICHARD BAPTISTA

Posted On April 5th, 2015 -

RICHARD BAPTISTA Age 79, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 14, 2015 at Queen’s Medical Center-West Oahu. Born January 17, 1936 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by sisters, Clara Caouette, Christine A. Fernandez; nephews, nieces and cousins. Private services.

MELVIN TADAO IWAMOTO JR.

Posted On April 5th, 2015 -

MELVIN TADAO IWAMOTO JR. Junior was age 53 and lived in both Honolulu, O’ahu and Hanama’ulu, Kaua’i. He was born on January 11, 1962 in Lihu’e, and passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at his home in Honolulu. He attended Kamehameha Schools (Class of 1980), and was employed with Wai’alae Golf Course and Hawaiian Electric Inc., as a linesman. Melvin was pre-deceased by his father, Melvin T. Iwamoto, grandparents Tadashi and Pearl Iwamoto of Hanama’ulu, Kaluna and Daisy Ka’auwai of Waipouli, Kaua’i. He was survived by son Melvin T. Iwamoto III, and daughter Melia Kamakawiwo’ole Iwamoto of Honolulu. He is also survived by his mother, Linda Ka’auwai-Iwamoto of Hanama’ulu, sister Darrah (Hiwa) Makanui of Anahola, and brother Kyle T.K. Iwamoto of Honolulu; nieces Tihane (Luke) DeKneef of Honolulu and Chanita (Calsen) Makanui of Anahola; nephews Beau Lopez of Anahola and Rustin Iwamoto Hee of Honolulu. Grandniece Kahoku Morrow Lopez, La’akea Chang Lopez of Kapa’a and Kapilioha Makanui Hasegawa of Anahola. Uncles Johnny (Barbara) Ka’auwai of Anahola, William Ka’auwai of Honolulu, and Blackie Isoda of Koloa; Aunty’s Tita (Robert) Gonsalves of Wailua, Ipo Ka’auwai of Anahola, and Lauretta (Norman) Kamehiro of Honolulu, and many cousins. Service Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3pm at Kaiona Beach Park. Scattering at sunset.

ABREU, MELVIN “BUDDY”

Posted On April 5th, 2015 -

$nameABREU, MELVIN BUDDY ABREU, Melvin “Buddy”, age 94, of Troy, MI, died January 7, 2015. Buddy was born in Makawao, Maui, HI. Buddy was a notable football player in high school (St Louis), college (UH), Army-Air Force during WWII playing for the military service football team in games with such notables as Sammy Baugh, Leon Hart, etc., and thereafter in professional football for the Hawaiian Warriors. He worked in insurance & sporting goods sales in Hawaii relocating to Michigan in 1995. He is survived by five children: Larry (Beth-Ann) Burgess, Liane (John) Spolyar, Lani Lippert, John Kimo (Joan) Abreu and Jacci Abreu; also survived by many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He donated his body for medical science education in the great state of Michigan.


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