Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Fanny Chang

Posted On July 8th, 2017 -

Fanny Chang, 94 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away May 29th, 2017 in Care Center of Honolulu. She was born September 19th, 1922 in Honolulu. She is survived by Son; Clifford M.F Chang. Daughter; Alethea Ariola. Son- in-law; Tim Slaughter. 8 Grand- children Adrienne Ariola, Anela Ariola, Andee (Bryson) Ariola Heresa, Kimberly (Tim) Chang Hirai, Kurt Chang, Stefannye Slaughter, Jeanessa Slaughter, Reimalyssa Slaughter. 6 Great Grandchildren Josiah Ing, Jacob Ing, Anson Heresa, Brayden Heresa, Tyler Hirai, Kayla Hirai. Services Friday July 14th, 2017 at 10:00am at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary Chapel. Visitation starts at 9:00am. Burial to follow; at 1:00pm at Punchbowl National Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Bryan K.A. Freitas, “Koie”

Posted On July 8th, 2017 -

BRYAN K.A. FREITAS, KOIE 57, passed away on 6/18/2017. Services on Sat 7/15/2017 from 9am-1pm at Ballards Family Mortuary with scattering of ashes to follow. Koie is survied by Daughters Chavon, Precious pet Lohe, Sister Alice, Sister-in-Law Susan, Nephews Ian and Adam, Hanai Family Jojo, Aunties, Uncles, and Cousins. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

James Talmadge “Jim” Countiss

Posted On July 7th, 2017 -

Died May 17, 2017. He lived in Hawaii for much of his life where he practiced law and taught at the UH School of Law. Jim sailed the Hawaiian seas, summited mountains, traveled the world and raced go-karts and motorcycles. Survivors include his adventure partner Terryl, three daughters Jennifer, Leah, and Katie, and grandson Taylor.

Shuya Thomas lto

Posted On July 7th, 2017 -

SHUYA THOMAS ITO 92, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2017. He was born in Puunene, Maui. Predeceased by wife, Hoshie Ellen and sister Masa Tsukamoto. Survived by son, Ivan (SanDee), daughter, Lynette (Garrett) Akiyama; 3 grandchildren; brothers James and Yoroku; sister Michiko Hirashima. Services will be held on July 31, at Mililani Mortuary in Waipio, Mauka Chapel. Visitation from 9:30 am & services to follow at 10:30 am. Casual attire, no flowers.

Harriet Haruko Muramoto

Posted On July 7th, 2017 -

94, of Honolulu, a retired Kahua Beef Sales employee, will be remembered in services at 3 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Kenneth (MaiKay), daughter Jeanne (James) Yasuda, six grandchildren, four great-grand- children and sisters Edith Nakatsu and Nancy Iwaki. Visitation: 2 p.m. at the mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Remigius M. Taum

Posted On July 7th, 2017 -

80, of Kailua, passed away June 10, 2017. Survived by wife Barbara J. Taum, sons Ramsay (Carolyn) and Mark (Alice) Taum, daughter Malia (Jonathan) Taum- Deenik; grandchildren Christian (Courtney), Cory, Cheyne, Anuhea Taum, Remington (Matt) Taum/ Kawood, and Mahealani Deenik; sisters Pauline Taum and Monica Pratt; many nephews, nieces, and cousins. Services will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017, St. Anthony of Padua Church, Kailua; Visitation at 9:30, Memorial services at 10:30, Mass at 11:00. Private Burial.

GILBERT ASAO GIMA

Posted On July 7th, 2017 -

GILBERT ASAO GIMA88, of Wahiawa passed away in his sleep on May 31st at home. He was born on July 20, 1928, graduated from Leilehua High School in 1946. After graduating from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, in 1950 and was a med tech and x-ray technician at Wahiawa General Hospital, Director of Nurses at Kuakini Hospital and retired as administrator of Maluhia. Surviving are his wife, Edith (Saito), son Scott (Dana), sister Sally (Alex) Uyeshiro and step children, Faith (Richard) McFatridge, Naomi (Dean) Masuno, Floyd Masukawa, grandchildren Zachary, Kelsey and Nicholas Gima, 11 step grandchildren and 2 step-grand- children. Visitation at 10:00 a.m., service at 11:00, on Saturday, July 8th at the First Baptist Church of Wahiawa. Contributions may be made in his memory to Wahiawa General Hospital or the First Baptist Church of Wahiawa.

David Kaoo Sato Lima

Posted On July 7th, 2017 -

David Kaoo Sato Lima85, of Kapa`akea Moloka`i passed away at home on June 4th, 2017. He was born on October 8, 1931 in Pu`uohoku Moloka`i. He is survived by his daughters Zelie Lima, Sugar Tupola and Davelyn Hardwick; sister Mae Parish; along with Grandchildren, Great grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and all that loved him. Reflection of Life will be from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on July 8th, 2017 at The Molokai Veterans Hall in Kaunakakai. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Julia Romano Gibbs

Posted On July 7th, 2017 -

84, formerly of Hawai'i died May 6, 2015 in Fairfax, VA. "Jo" was preceded in death by husband, Homer W. Gibbs, Jr. Survived by daughters Debbie Rautio of WA and Danette "Dana" Dias (Arthur) of VA; sisters Malia Patsy Tetzlaff (NV), Sr. Marie Jose Romano (HI), and Lynda Pinochi (NV); eight grandchildren, six great- grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11 at St. Francis Convent Chapel, 2715 Pamoa Rd., Honolulu followed by private inurnment: National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Amy Yaeko Otoshi

Posted On July 7th, 2017 -

Amy Yaeko Otoshi90, of Las Vegas and Aiea, was born on March 18, 1927 and passed away from natural causes on June 14, 2017. She is survived by daughter Joanne E. Ho of Las Vegas and grandson Brenton Ho, grandson Stuart Ho (and wife Darlene), great-grandchildren Edison, Liam and June Ho. Amy had four siblings; she is survived by brother Kazumori/ James (Carol) Nakatani and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was married 63 years to Gary S. Otoshi (who preceded her in death 5/19/2016). She worked as a Civil Service clerk for the Federal government for 32 years. Amy and Gary resided in Las Vegas 27 years. Interment will follow a short service at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Committal Shelter (45-349 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 96744) on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 1:00pm.

Kazuko Hisanaga

Posted On July 6th, 2017 -

89, of Honolulu, passed away on June 12, 2017. Born in Tokyo, Japan, she was a retired sales associate for Kai's Resort Shop. Preceded in death by husband, Kazuo "Casey" Hisanaga, she is survived by her daughters, Catherine (Leslie) Yoshino and Mona (Peter) Hirashima; grand- children, Brent (Jaymie Abe-Cameron) Umehira and Joy (Ken) Goto and great-granddaughter, Summer Goto. She is also survived by relatives in Japan. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

HELEN KIPU PERALTA

Posted On July 6th, 2017 -

HELEN KIPU PERALTA85, of Honolulu, a seamstress, passed away June 9, 2017 in Puyallup, WA. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by son, Martin Peralta; daughters, Diane Oliverio, Jamie Rowland and Janice Cabacungan; 17 grand- children and numerous great grandchildren; pre-deceased by daughter, Susan Cuarisma. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. Monday July 10, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 6:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Essie “Isabelita” Umipig Felarca

Posted On July 6th, 2017 -

61, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 7, 2017. She was born in San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Survived by Husband Dimas "Dino," sons Daniel (Quennie Rose, daughter-in-law) and Jonathan, mother Andrea "Andring" Lazo Umipig, sister May Nerissa & Epifanio "Eddie" Cachero, nephew Charles. Visitation: 6:00p.m.- 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Services: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 8 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 830 Main St, Honolulu, HI 96818. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744.

Richard (Dick) O. Buck

Posted On July 6th, 2017 -

September 12, 1927 May 23, 2017 Dick was born to Ernest and Florence Buck in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 12, 1927. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and served his country as a member of the Merchant Marines. He pursued an education at both the University of Hawaii and the University of Denver. His career was focused in the hospitality industry. Early in his career, he worked at both Fred Harvey Company and Sky Chef in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he met his first wife, Betty. Then he moved back to Hawaii and worked for Spencecliff Corp. where he managed a large chain of restaurants/hotels, and, eventually, became president of the corporation; a position he held until he retired from the corporation. In 1977, he was the first person from Hawaii to be elected to the board of directors of the National Restaurant Association. He later served on the west coast as vice president of Guest Services which was headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia; while working for Guest Services, he was responsible for Mt. Rainier, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. He, additionally, served on the board of directors of the National Park Hospitality Association located in Washington, D.C. For many years, he and his second wife, Bonnie, volunteered as wildlife rehabilitators; one of his greatest passions during this time was hand feeding bears that gathered each evening off his deck at his home in Crow, Oregon. He was an avid golfer throughout his life with memberships at various golf clubs including one at Shadow Hills Country Club where he also served on the board of directors. He was also a beloved golf member of The Vagabonds, and enjoyed their weekly gatherings throughout Oregon. In addition, he and his buddies would meet annually in Palm Springs, California for golf and good company. It was at one of his golf getaways that he met his very special friend, Sandra. Together they traveled throughout the world sharing their love of art, architecture and exquisite cuisine. On May 23rd, while he and Sandra were vacationing in Hawaii, he passed away. He loved sharing jokes and telling stories, and what a story teller he was! He brought so much joy and laughter to all who heard him. He was predeceased by his sister (Edna) but is survived by a son (Michael), a daughter (Rebecca) and a stepdaughter (Susan) as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be remembered as a highly respected, honest and compassionate man. At his request, no service is planned.

Mitsuo “Ted” Hamasu

Posted On July 6th, 2017 -

Husband, father, brother, grand- father and great grandfather, passed away at home in Pearl City, surrounded by his family on June 25, 2017. He was a WW II veteran of the 100th Battalion and represented the Battalion in Washington, D.C. when the Nisei Veterans received the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. He was also a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, 7 children and their spouses, 3 grandchildren and their spouses, and 3 great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Friday, July 7th at 12pm, with services starting at 1pm at Hosoi Mortuary. Burial will be on July 27, 2017 at 11:30am at Punchbowl. No flowers. Aloha Attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Peter Paul Graeber

Posted On July 6th, 2017 -

Peter Paul GraeberBorn in Berlin, Germany September 10, 1932. Passed away June 22, 2017. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Nora Graeber; son, John Graeber; brother, Kurt Graeber; three grandsons, Marty Graeber, Taylor Kasten, and Trenton Kasten. Peter was very successful in the carpet industry, rising from Stock Boy to President of Pacific Home Furnishings, the largest distributor of floor covering and textiles in Hawaii. We will miss him so very, very much. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a friend to many. Services to be held on July 14 at Maunalua Bay Park across from Roy's Restaurant, 9:00AM to 11:00AM. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation, an organization Peter was proud to support.

“JAN” AUGUSTA MAE KAHALENOE MERRYMAN

Posted On July 6th, 2017 -

August 1, 1926 - June 20, 2017 "Jan" Augusta Mae Kahalenoe Merryman, age 90 of Kapolei, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2017 at St. Francis Hospice surrounded by her five children and extended family members. She was a devoted member of St. Jude Church, active in the food pantry, quilt circle, and served on the Widows Advisory Board. Over the years she wore many hats that included work as a resource teacher with the DOE Hawaiian Studies-Kupuna Program, instructor at Hawaii's Plantation Village, Hawaiian Language teacher and researcher with the Waianae Coast Culture and Arts Society, and field worker for the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service for EFNEP. She was also a proud member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 3845 for 59 years. Jan was a treasured island resource, always seeking knowledge and sharing her knowledge with others. While the youngest of her brothers and sisters, she survived to become the matriarch of her ohana. She enjoyed sharing her stories and experiences of old Hawaii with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and extended ohana. Her passing leaves deep sadness, yet fond memories to those fortunate to have crossed her path. She lived her life to the fullest with grace, style, and beauty to the end. At last she is reunited with her beloved husband "Bill" Merryman in heaven. She is survived by her five children: Mahealani Merryman, Rosalie Hi'ilei Dauenhauer-Johnson, Leikula Merryman-Carr, Wanda Wailani Craig and Keith Keali'i Merryman. Grandchildren: Keahilani Wendy Eggers, Mahealani Rose Robertson, Rachel Aurora Leikula (Carr) Delaries, Lihau Holly Ann Merryman, and Z-Noa Charles Johnson. Great grandchildren: Gaige Makana Betonio Robertson, Alexea Joseph, Lilinoe Brooke Eggers, Antone Joseph, Kana'i Joseph, Raphael Auali'i Delaries, 'Iolani Gabriel Merryman and Anakalani Genevieve Moore. Services will be held on July 12, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, in Honolulu. Visitation at 10:00am; Memorial service at 11:00am. Inurnment will follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 2:00pm.

ALLAN WILLIAM CHING WO

Posted On July 5th, 2017 -

62, of Honolulu, passed away June 2, 2017 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. Survived by mother, Mary Ching Wo; brother, Buzz (Kitty) Wo; sister, Cathy Wo Sasaki; 6 nieces and nephews; 2 grandnieces and nephews. Private service held. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Trinidad Cumlat Agron

Posted On July 5th, 2017 -

77, of Haleiwa, died in Honolulu on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. She was born in Vintar, Margaay, Philippines. She is survived by her son Angel (Sephie), daughters Gloria and Joy, grandchildren Donovan and Sherie. Visitation: 9:30am; Services: 10:30am on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 1:00pm at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

WILLIAM J. BAUMAN

Posted On July 5th, 2017 -

WILLIAM J. BAUMANAge 74, from Hicksville, New York, residing in Mililani, Hawaii, passed away June 1, 2017 at TAMC. Born May 28,1943 in Bronx, New York. A retired CWO-4 of the United States Navy serving 31 years. He is survived by his wife, Amparo Bauman; sons, William Jr and Christopher Bauman; daughters, Michelle Pirga and Marilyn Bauman; sisters, Liz Hearon and Ginger Carrillo; grandchildren, Arielle, Ashley, Eisen and Jade. Visitation 930 a.m. Wed, July 12, 2017 Hawaiian Memorial Park, service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery.

ROBERT “BUDDY” LOWERY

Posted On July 5th, 2017 -

ROBERT Robert "Buddy" Lowery, 65 years old, passed peacefully at Pali Momi Hospital surrounded by the love of his family and listening to his favorite music on June 2, 2017. Buddy was born at Tripler Hospital on April 6,1952 and is survived by his wife, Maile (Betsui) Lowery; daughter and son-in-law, Nicole (Lowery) and Kenneth Morimoto; grandchildren, Kylie Lei and Micah Charles Morimoto; his sister, Catherine Lowery; and preceded in death by his oldest sister, Patricia Rishel. He was a retired Army officer and DOD contract administrator. Buddy had the unique and special gift to make you laugh, and did so till the end. His services will be held at Mauka Chapel at Mililani Mortuary on Tuesday evening, July 11, at 6:30. Visitation begins at 5:30. Dress is Casual/ Aloha attire.

Clarence Bernard Julio Garcia Sr. “Julio”

Posted On July 5th, 2017 -

Clarence Bernard Julio Garcia Sr. of Aiea, Passed away on April 26, 2017 at the young age of 66. He was the son of Felicita and Raymond Garcia and the youngest of 9 children. He is survived by his son, three daughters, 12 grand- children, great grandson, many nieces and nephews and hanai family. He graduated from Damien High School and then went on to serve in the Army in Vietnam. He worked and retired from Hawaiian Electric after 20 years. "Julio" had a crazy, fun loving personality, and always had some sort of joke or remark whether it be appropriate or not. As my dad would say: "Have a good day, cause if you don't then it is your fault." He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Memorial services are on July 10, 2017 at St. Elizabeth's Church in Aiea. Visitation is from 9-10 Eulogy is 10-11, 11-12 mass. Inurnment is at Punchbowl National Cemetery at 2-3. Aloha attire is recommended

JADE MONTANA

Posted On July 4th, 2017 -

JADE MONTANA81, of Honolulu. Passed away in Honolulu one year today, July 4th. She was born in Oklahoma. She is survived by sons Roman and Martin, daughters Kelly and Mona, sister Angie and five grand- children and several nieces and nephews. She is still very much missed by family, friends and co-co-workers who remember her as full of life and who loved Hawaii.

Tracey Michael Hall

Posted On July 4th, 2017 -

Born Honolulu Hawaii 1/14/1960 Died: 5/16/17 at Kuakini hospital. Loved by his Daughters: Jolee Hall (Matt Charbonneau), Shyanne Hall (Leland Jardine), Maila Acol (James), 11 grandchildren. Survived by Brothers: Robert, Hoku, Sisters: Kahilina'i, Uilani, nieces and nephews and great nephews and nieces. Services held on July 7,2017 at Magic Sand Island 11:30pm.

John Boy Kaho’onei, III

Posted On July 4th, 2017 -

John Boy Kaho'onei, IIIOctober 28, 1958 - July 4, 2016 It's Been A Year Since You Joined Mommy and Nina We Miss You and Love You Always and Forever Daddy, Nikko, Joe, Bernie And The Kaho'onei Ohana

Kitty Kinuko Tateyama Urakawa

Posted On July 4th, 2017 -

Kitty Kinuko Tateyama Urakawa82, of Honolulu, passed away on May 23, 2017. Born in Kau, Hawaii, she was a retired U.S. Government Intelligence clerk at Hickam Air Force Base. She is survived by her husband, Roy M. Urakawa; daughters, Renee (Dean) Shoji and Mona (John) Zarem; grandson, Rane Shoji; great-granddaughter, Matehya Shoji; brothers, Naoto (Jane), Michael (Hideko), Takashi (Helen) and Joseph (Laura) Tateyama; sister, Karen Gurtiza and sister- in-law, Fumiko (Tsuyoshi "Tonti" deceased) Tateyama. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10:00 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Neal Takaki Akimoto

Posted On July 4th, 2017 -

62, of Honolulu passed away on June 18, 2017 in Honolulu. Retired from Lanakila Health Center. He is survived by his brother, Wayne (Maydeen); nephew Blake; nieces Chelsea and Jill; 4 grand nephews and nieces Tatum, Zoe, Parker, Ollie; and aunty Michiyo Uchibori. Visitation 5 pm on Tuesday (July 11) at Hosoi Mortuary. Services will be held at 6 pm. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARYN

GERTRUDE MIEKO WAGNER

Posted On July 3rd, 2017 -

Gertrude Mieko Wagner, 84, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Pearl City, Hawaii. She went peacefully with her last breath on earth and her first breath in heaven to be with Jesus Christ. Her contagious laugh, enthusiasm and energy will always be remembered while spending time with her 3 boys and 5 grandchildren. She loved to dance and sing, especially to her grandchildren. Her home cooked meals were always a hit. Her sons will always remember their Mom pitching batting practice to them with a tape ball in the backyard before baseball games. She was born on February 1, 1933 in Pepeekeo, Hawaii and graduated in 1951 from Hilo High School. She was the youngest of 10 children, including 6 sisters and 3 brothers. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Michael Wagner, 3 sons, Peter Wagner (Colette), Jordan Wagner (Gayle) and Pastor Jon Wagner (Vera). She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Sean Wagner, Jacob Wagner, Shaun Oliquiano, Jewels Oliquiano and Logan Wagner. Also survived by her sister, Florence Ah Sing (Hilo, Hawaii) Memorial Service will be at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel on Saturday, July 8, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m. for visitation and 6:00 p.m. service.

Inez Shigeko Su’a (Okawa)

Posted On July 3rd, 2017 -

Inez Shigeko Su'a (Okawa)INEZ SHIGEKO SU'A (OKAWA) Funeral services will be on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints Kane'ohe 1st Ward on Waikalua Rd. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. with service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will commence at 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Mildred Tsuyako Taira

Posted On July 3rd, 2017 -

99, of Honolulu, passed away on June 20, 2017. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., she was a retired State Department of Education Teacher. Preceded in death by husband, Richard, she is survived by her son, Dennis Ishii; daughter, Sylvia (Ishii) Shimonishi; grandchildren, Adrienne Shimonishi Elkind, Carrie Ishii Kopasz, Jodi Paulk and Ryan Murphy; great-grand- children, Heather and Nyla Elkind, Nickolas Campanelli, Fischer Kopasz, Shawn Ferrell, Shane Paulk, Cameron and Rose Murphy; sister, Jennie Shitakubo. Private services. No flowers. No monetary gifts requested. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

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