Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Masaso Koike

Posted On February 18th, 2014 -

MASAO KOIKE 95, of Kaimuki, passed away on February 5, 2014. Correction to obituary.

ANDRES “DARIS” GANITANO SANCHEZ

Posted On February 17th, 2014 -

ANDRES DARIS GANITANO SANCHEZ Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 13, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born November 29, 1926 in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired carpenter from Tower Construction. Member of Dingraneous of Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Estrella B. “Ulay” Sanchez; sons, Andres (Christine) Sanchez, Jr., Danny (Liza) Sanchez, Randy (Darlene) Sanchez, Tante (Margie) Sanchez; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- son; brother, Balbino (Julia) Sanchez; sister, Catalina Lahip. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Mass 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

WALTON Y.F. CHING

Posted On February 17th, 2014 -

2-17 WALTON CHINGWALTON Y.F. CHING Age 58, of Honolulu, passed away January 13, 2014 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu. Born and raised in Kalihi, Walton graduated from Farrington High School in 1973. Walton was a mechanic, fisherman, wheelchair tennis and basketball player, retired heavy equipment operator, and a member of the Westside Cruisers Car Club, Local Union 3, and the US Tennis Association. He enjoyed the outdoors, the ocean, music, traveling, classic cars, rebuilding trucks, the Island of Kauai, talking story, and especially loved his family. Walton’s unconditional love, strength, determination, and his resonating voice, smile, and laugh will be greatly missed. Son of the late Ida “Sweetheart” Ching. He is survived by father, William G. W. Ching; children, Brandy (Moses) Ching-Arciga and Kainalu (Jocelyn); grand- children, Drifton, Sweethart, and Kahealani; siblings, Wondra (George) Kam, Bill (Denise), Wilette (Eric) Peterman, and Wallie (Jennifer); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Celebration of Life Friday (2/21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Visitation 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Flowers Welcome.

Lawrence “Larry” Kalani Wilcox Smith, Jr.

Posted On February 17th, 2014 -

LAWRENCE LARRY KALANI WILCOX SMITH, JR. Age 79, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 6, 2014. He was born on December 11, 1934 in Honolulu, HI. He was the son of late Lawrence Smith and late Mary C. Bovee. He is survived by his wife, Gail (Kailua); brother, Edward; daughters, Lavon D. Smith Pinto and Lynn M. Benioni; sons, Lawrence K.W. Smith III and Kaipo K.S. Smith. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Larry retired as a Honolulu Firefighter/Fireboat Captain for 27 years. Through the department’s ideal schedule, he was able to pursue other high-profile work positions. With his intense love for the sea and his family’s maritime heritage, it was only natural for him to gravitate to any work that involved danger and high risk on or under the waves. As a salvage diver/welder he worked as lead diver for companies such as Uaukewai Salvage, Morrison Knudsen, Healy and Tibbitts, Hawaiian Dredging, Sause Brothers and ATT Communications. With his time at the company McWayne Marine Supply, he met and networked with dive and boat reps from all over the world. The Riffe Speargun Company recently recognized him as a spearfishing legend. His unparalleled work ethic, coupled with a no-fear approach toward adversity, made him the guy to call if you wanted it done in the underwater construction field. Dives in excess of 300 feet in this line of work was common for Larry. His reputation as a fisherman and fireman are legendary. Tour guides speak of him regularly about his hiker Rescue in Kalalau Valley on Kauai. Tamashiro Market held him in high regard of his knack to bring in fish, lobsters and squid when they were running low on inventory. If you were to ask him about all these feats, he would defer to his “teams” and their efforts, not his own. Even to the end, he said his greatest accomplishments were his wife and all his children. He will truly be missed by many. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Visitation 3:00 p.m.. Service from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Kawaihao Church. Aloha attire. Ultimate Cremation Services LLC.

WILLIS S. HOOK

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

2-16 WILLIS HOOK AD 602529WILLIS S. HOOK Willis S. Hook, 80, a retired locksmith at Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station, passed away peacefully at home on January 28, 2014. He is survived by loving wife of 54 years, Clara; children Clarissa (John) Cosson, Charles (Claire) Hook, and Clinton Hook; sisters Genevieve Caouette and Aletheia Everington; and grandchildren Blaine Hook and Noah Cosson. His favorite pastimes were ballroom dancing, watching old movies and spending time with family and friends. A master at telling jokes, he was always the life of the party, and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation on February 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services at 1:00 p.m., burial to follow.

EARL MARSHALL CHAPMAN

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

Earl ChapmanEARL MARSHALL CHAPMAN September 3, 1925 – December 14, 2013 Earl Marshall Chapman, son of the late Nathan and Bess Chapman of Chicago, Illinois, passed away at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 14, 2013. He was 88 years old. A long-time Hawaii resident, he is survived by his spouse: Lee Alden Johnson and two children: Nancy Chapman Arseneault (Michael) and Albert Chapman (Terae). His son, Stepan Chapman passed away in January. Earl is also survived by a former spouse: Margery Cornsweet Chapman, daughter-in-law Kia Chapman, two grandsons, two great grandchildren and several stepchildren. Earl grew up on Chicago’s north side, attended the University of Michigan and enlisted in the US Navy during WWII where he trained as a radioman. He first fell in love with Hawaii when he was assigned to the Barber’s Point Naval Air Station and then transferred to Maui where he helped train pilots in the use of radar. After the war he returned to the Midwest where he completed his business degree from the University of Michigan, and joined his father and uncle in the family business. Over the next three decades, Earl developed into an insightful businessman and successful entrepreneur. Earl never forgot his affection for Hawaii and in the 1980’s he purchased a vacation home on Maui. A few years later, contemplating retirement and the sale of his businesses, he relocated permanently to the Island of Oahu. Restless in retirement, Earl was instrumental in bringing together a group of investors to develop Booklines, Hawaii, which became the state’s largest distributor of Hawaiian books, music and gift products. Over the next 20 years, the company expanded and is now known as The Islander Group, Inc. Earl is remembered by family and friends as shy and leery of the spotlight but had an abiding concern for the people around him and the world in general. He supported the civil rights movement and actively protested against the Vietnam War. He took a leadership role in union negotiations and was respected for his ability to broker compromise. These skills served him well in later years when he became a mediator, volunteer trainer and board member of The Mediation Center of the Pacific in Honolulu. He donated countless hours and financial support to this organization. Earl also donated his time and resources to several other Hawaii organizations notably EPIC Ohana, a statewide, non-profit social service organization which enhances the welfare of children and youth. Earl served on the EPIC board since 2000 where his sage advice, good humor and genuine interest in the staff, the youth and the families served was greatly valued. In business and in his personal life, Earl was always looking forward. After becoming single in his 70’s, Earl met another long-time Hawaii resident, Lee Alden Johnson. Both loved to travel and were active in the local community. They were married in 2004. Earl was a gentle man and a gentleman. His humor and kindness will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all those who knew him. CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR EARL M. CHAPMAN A Celebration of Earl’s life will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the ballroom at Ko’olau Golf Club 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe. Gathering at 9:30AM, the service will commence at 10AM. Reception to follow. A private memorial will be held this summer in Chicago, IL. No flowers please. Memorial contributions in Earl’s honor may be made to either of these organizations: Mediation Center of the Pacific 245 N. Kukui St. Ste. 206 Honolulu 96817 Epic Ohana, Inc. 1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. SteC-210 Honolulu 96817

Chloe En Oi (Chung) Lowe

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

CHLOE EN OI (CHUNG) LOWE 84 of Honolulu, a retired Office Manager, passed away peacefully on January 23rd, 2014 in Antioch, California. Born in Lahaina, Maui, Chloe is survived by her sons John (Jeanne) & Robert (Leilani) Yu; daughters Linda (Wim) Heemskerk & Jacqueline (Don) Bell; sons Michael (Leina’ala) & William (Lori) Lowe; sisters Bertha Maunupau, Euphemia Nagashima, Fidelia Purdy, Henrietta Kanayama, “Nani” Kudzia; and brother Darius Chung. She was blessed with 9 Grandchildren, and 6 Great-Grandchildren. We celebrate Chloe’s life with a Memorial Service to be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, Saturday February 22nd, at 11am. Visitation begins at 10am. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Helen Freitas Vierra

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

HELEN FREITAS VIERRA 97, of Waimanalo died at St. Francis Hospice. She is survived by husband Joseph A, son Joseph Jr, daughters Diane Medeiros & Angela Tavares, 13 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren. Pre- deceased by daughter Yvonne Vallies and granddaughter Anneliese Vallies. Services February 22 at St. George Church Waimanalo. Visitation 11AM, Mass 1PM, Burial 3PM.

EARL MARSHALL CHAPMAN

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

EARL MARSHALL CHAPMAN September 3, 1925 – December 14, 2013 Earl Marshall Chapman, son of the late Nathan and Bess Chapman of Chicago, Illinois, passed away at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 14, 2013. He was 88 years old. A long-time Hawaii resident, he is survived by his spouse: Lee Alden Johnson and two children: Nancy Chapman Arseneault (Michael) and Albert Chapman (Terae). His son, Stepan Chapman passed away in January. Earl is also survived by a former spouse: Margery Cornsweet Chapman, daughter-in-law Kia Chapman, two grandsons, two great grandchildren and several stepchildren. Earl grew up on Chicago’s north side, attended the University of Michigan and enlisted in the US Navy during WWII where he trained as a radioman. He first fell in love with Hawaii when he was assigned to the Barber’s Point Naval Air Station and then transferred to Maui where he helped train pilots in the use of radar. After the war he returned to the Midwest where he completed his business degree from the University of Michigan, and joined his father and uncle in the family business. Over the next three decades, Earl developed into an insightful businessman and successful entrepreneur. Earl never forgot his affection for Hawaii and in the 1980’s he purchased a vacation home on Maui. A few years later, contemplating retirement and the sale of his businesses, he relocated permanently to the Island of Oahu. Restless in retirement, Earl was instrumental in bringing together a group of investors to develop Booklines, Hawaii, which became the state’s largest distributor of Hawaiian books, music and gift products. Over the next 20 years, the company expanded and is now known as The Islander Group, Inc. Earl is remembered by family and friends as shy and leery of the spotlight but had an abiding concern for the people around him and the world in general. He supported the civil rights movement and actively protested against the Vietnam War. He took a leadership role in union negotiations and was respected for his ability to broker compromise. These skills served him well in later years when he became a mediator, volunteer trainer and board member of The Mediation Center of the Pacific in Honolulu. He donated countless hours and financial support to this organization. Earl also donated his time and resources to several other Hawaii organizations notably EPIC Ohana, a statewide, non-profit social service organization which enhances the welfare of children and youth. Earl served on the EPIC board since 2000 where his sage advice, good humor and genuine interest in the staff, the youth and the families served was greatly valued. In business and in his personal life, Earl was always looking forward. After becoming single in his 70’s, Earl met another long-time Hawaii resident, Lee Alden Johnson. Both loved to travel and were active in the local community. They were married in 2004. Earl was a gentle man and a gentleman. His humor and kindness will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all those who knew him. CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR EARL M. CHAPMAN A Celebration of Earl’s life will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the ballroom at Ko’olau Golf Club 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe. Gathering at 9:30AM, the service will commence at 10AM. Reception to follow. A private memorial will be held this summer in Chicago, IL. No flowers please. Memorial contributions in Earl’s honor may be made to either of these organizations: Mediation Center of the Pacific 245 N. Kukui St. Ste. 206 Honolulu 96817 Epic Ohana, Inc. 1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. SteC-210 Honolulu 96817

MASAO KOIKE

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

2-16 MASAO KIOKEMASAO KOIKE Age 95, of Kaimuki, passed away on December 5, 2014. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, he was a retired banker for Great Hawaiian Finance. Preceded in death by his wife, Florence, he is survived by his daughters, Ann Nakahara and Margie (Calvin) Nishio; five grand- children; four great-grand- children; sisters, Elsie Honda and Nancy Koike. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 10:00 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

HENRY ICHIRO HIGA

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

HENRY ICHIRO HIGA Age 83, of Mililani, HI, passed away January 22, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born July 13, 1930 in Honolulu, HI. Henry was retired from Safeway. He was a member of Kuba Rosei Kai; and Nakagusuku Shonjin Kai. He is survived by wife, Jean T. Higa; sons, Terrence (Earline) Higa, Mike Higa; daughters, Blanche Okimoto, Valerie (Steven) Yoshida, Kathleen (Clayton) Young, Jeanne (Ken) Johnson; brothers, Take (Aki) Higa, Donald Higa, Roy E. Higa, Glenn (Jean) Higa, Roy Hachi (Kristin) Higa, George (Madeline) Higa; sisters, Alice Yaw, Barbara (Dennis) Fujioka, Lorraine (Carl) Suyama; 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

LAWRENCE KEN YAMAMOTO

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

LAWRENCE KEN YAMAMOTO Age 70, of Mililani, HI, passed away January 11, 2014 in Aiea. Born January 28, 1943 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from the Department of Transportation, Airports Division. He is survived by wife, Karen Taniguchi Yamamoto; son, Derek (Shirley) Yamamoto; daughters, Janeen (Jerome Radona) Yamamoto, Kristi Yamamoto; sister, Lorna Samarripa; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

RAYMOND NAOTO AMIMOTO

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

RAYMOND NAOTO AMIMOTO Age 85, of Pearl City, HI, passed away December 25, 2013 in Honolulu. Born January 8, 1928 in Honolulu, HI. He retired after 39 years from Eastman Kodak. He is survived by wife, Takeko Amimoto; son, Derek (Melina) Amimoto; daughter, Tammie (Kenn) Kato; brother, Tomio “Tom” Amimoto; sisters, Lillian Akizuki, Florence Hata, Jean (Howard) Akagi; 5 grand- children. Private services were held.

Theodore W Magnani

Posted On February 16th, 2014 -

2-16 THEODORE W MAGNANITHEODORE W MAGNANI Passed away at home surrounded by family on January 30, 2014.Born April 17,1924 in Nuuanu,the 11th of 12 children of Italo and Virginia Franca Magnani. Ted is survived by son Kimo (Sandy), daughter Celeste, both of Kailua. 4 grandchildren, 8 g-grandchildren. Navy Veteran WWII. Services February 24 Hawaiian Memorial Park. Viewing at 9, service at 10.Lunch and military committal to follow at 1p.m.Hawaii State Veterans.

FRANCIS YOSHIO UYENO

Posted On February 15th, 2014 -

FRANCIS YOSHIO UYENO Age 92, of Ewa, HI, passed away January 19, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born May 15, 1921 in Ewa, HI. Francis was retired from Ewa Plantation. He is survived by wife, Asae “Harriet” Uyeno; son, Russell (Rose Anne) Uyeno; daughter, Janice (Dwayne) Nasu; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Private services were held.

Philip Edward Howell

Posted On February 15th, 2014 -

2-15-Philip-HowellPHILIP EDWARD HOWELL Philip Edward Howell, 92, of Honolulu Hi, passed away peacefully 0n Jan. 15, 2014 in Encino, CA. He was born in Shanghai, China Jan. 30, 1921 to Tsulan Violet Choy and Edward Brook Howell. Affectionately known as “Dixie”, he was raised in Honolulu and was a graduate of St. Louis College. He joined the Honolulu Police Department in 1942 and retired as a Lieutenant in 1975. He is survived by his wife, Lei Mamo; daughters Leigh (LeRoy) Howell-Reed, Dixie Howell and eldest daughter, J. Puanani Howell; 6 grand- children and 7 greatgrand- children. He was predeceased by son, Philip Brook Howell. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Star of the Sea Church in Kahala. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a Service at 11:30 a.m. Casual/Aloha attire. No flowers.

Renan Walsh Kaumeheiwa Mahikoa Sr.

Posted On February 14th, 2014 -

RENAN WALSH KAUMEHEIWA MAHIKOA SR. Died on February 2, 2014. Born in Honolulu on May 22, 1919 he was the 1st son of William Kahula Mahikoa & Grace Kaolino Mathews Mahikoa. He is survived by ex-wife Lillian R. Kapololu (deceased) they had 3 children together. Renan Walsh Kaumeheiwa (Chick) Mahikoa Jr. (deceased) (Barbara Jean), William Kahula (Butch) Mahikoa (Marie Elizabeth) & Daphne Mae Kealaaumoe (Cheech) Mack (deceased)., 2nd wife Kayoko (Kay) Osada (deceased), 4 grandchildren, Kahula, Kawika, Ty and Brandy. 6 great grandchildren, Quin, Orin, Kali’I, Kahiwa, Kea and Kahi. Services to be held at a later date. Notices to be sent.

THEA AGNES PAKELE

Posted On February 14th, 2014 -

2-14 THEA AGNES PAKELETHEA AGNES PAKELE Age 82, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away January 26, 2014 in Honolulu. Born April 4, 1931 in Schwetzingen, Germany. She is survived by son, Michael A. Pakele; daughters, Betty M. Gomes, Lei T. (Luciano) Bumanglag, Christina L. Pakele; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb 20) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

RAFAEL “PAENG” ELEFANTE ETRATA

Posted On February 14th, 2014 -

RAFAEL PAENG ELEFANTE ETRATA Age 55, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 16, 2014 in Honolulu. Born October 24, 1958 in Gabo, Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Employed at Prince Kuhio Outrigger Hotel. Member of Santiaguinian Association of Hawaii and Saranay Association of Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Elizabeth A. Etrata; daughter, Kiszle Ann (Elrey) Ulandez; sons, Rael Etrata, Rowen James Etrata; 1 grand- daughter; father, Emiliano Etrata; brothers, Eddie (Mariett) Etrata, Constante (Eloida) Etrata, Nelson (Kelly) Etrata, Carmelo (Elizabeth) Etrata, Emiliano Etrata, Jr., Jason Etrata; sisters, Corazon (Oscar) Gaborno, Encarnita (Danny) Villarin, Leila (Danny) Tee, Rose Mae Etrata. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 20) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HARRY “TOSHI” OSHIRO

Posted On February 14th, 2014 -

2-14-HARRY-OSHIROHARRY TOSHI OSHIRO 66, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 8, 2014 at Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Honolulu on February 4, 1948, to Asao and Haruko Oshiro. Toshi was the youngest of 8 children. As a teenager, he moved to Okinawa with his parents where he graduated from Kubasaki High School in Okinawa. He later returned to Hawaii and attended H.C.C, after which he joined the U.S. Air Force. He later worked at Hawaiian Tel for 27 years; retiring as a Technician. Toshi enjoyed bowling; participating on several bowling leagues including Hawaiian Tel and HUOA, and traveling to Vegas with his Family. Survived by brothers, Henry (Janie) and Donald (Kimiko); sisters Betty Teruya, Nancy (Charles) Higashi, Jean Teruya and Doris Takazato and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be on Monday, Feb 17 at 5pm at Jodo Mission of Hawaii in Makiki.

ELSIE GOUVEIA

Posted On February 14th, 2014 -

ELSIE GOUVEIA Age 92, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 10, 2014 in Honolulu. Born July 28, 1921 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by daughters, Bobbie Ma, Sharon Bowman, Debra Ring; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Burial 3:00 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 20) at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Bernard R. Ford

Posted On February 13th, 2014 -

BERNARD R. FORD Passed away Jan. 20th, 2014 in Wai’anae, O’ahu. Survived by wife, Wendy. I will always love you sweetheart – until we’re together again.

HERMINIGILDA LAGDA CARINIO

Posted On February 13th, 2014 -

HERMINIGILDA LAGDA CARINIO Age 79, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 18, 2014 in Aiea. Born September 9, 1934 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son, Gary Carinio; nieces & nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 18) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Kalina Darlene Chang

Posted On February 13th, 2014 -

2-13-KALINA-CHANGKALINA DARLENE CHANG Kalina passed away February 6, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. She was born in San Jose, CA to Joseph E. and Rose D. Nunes (deceased), descendants of Santa Clara Valley pioneer families. Kalina is survived by her husband, Garrick (Gary) Chang of Kaneohe, sons Leo. J. Trumello (wife Carolyn) of San Jose, CA and Carl J. Trumello of Pescadero, CA, daughter Tiffany R. Chang (husband David Victor) of Houston, TX, sister Sharon A. Hawkins (husband Jim) of Hollister, CA, and her beloved cats Miki and Maka. Kalina was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and The Keahiakahoe Canoe Club, Kahaluu. She loved to paddle and participate in races and enjoyed the friendship of her fellow paddlers. She was one of many volunteers working on refurbishing Hokule’a before her last historic voyage. Kalina was an accomplished seamstress, artist and graphic artist. She made beautiful custom silk leis, fostered kittens for the Hawaiian Humane Society, and in earlier years in California participated in the rodeo events of Barrel Racing and Mixed Team Roping. She was an avid fan of the UH Warriors and the New Orleans Saints. Kalina was kind, giving, and always there to help those in need- family, friend, or stranger. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched. Visitation will be on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kaneohe, followed by services beginning at 1:30 p.m. and Mass at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Valley of the Temples at 3:00 p.m. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Hawaiian Humane Society (www.hawaiianhumane.org) or the Donor’s favorite charity.

Teruji Agena

Posted On February 12th, 2014 -

TERUJI AGENA 91, Passed away Jan. 26, at Kuakini Hospice. He was born in Lawai, Kauai. He was preceded in death by wife, Yuriko; brothers, Shokichi and James; sisters, Kameko Kaneshiro and Matsue Arakaki. Survived by sisters, Tsuruko Higa and Harriet Yap. Private services were held.

KENNETH FRANCIS KAMUOKALANI BROWN

Posted On February 12th, 2014 -

2-12 KENNETH BROWN b&wKENNETH FRANCIS KAMUOKALANI BROWN 28 October 1919- February 2014 Kenneth Francis Kamuokalani Brown was a son of Hawai’i. In the era that brought Hawai’i into the modern world, he played many roles. He saw and took part in the events that have shaped Hawaiian history-from World War II, statehood, the rise of the Democratic Party, the ascendance of the tourist industry, the establishment of environmentalism, and the rediscovery of Hawaiian culture, to the definition of the new sovereignty movement. For some, he has been a kupuna, a living point of contact with the values of a unique culture, now largely transformed. A rich resource for the recovery and reconsideration of that culture, he supported the Hawaiian renaissance in many of its manifestations. For some, he was a political leader, a model for a Hawaiian politics in an era of new social commitments. In seeking to serve the people and the islands in public contexts, he self-consciously took up the responsibilities of the traditional ali’i. For some, he was a patron of the arts and of culture, an architect who used a Hawaiian sense of place to promote an indigenous aesthetic. And for many, he was a mentor, a friend of unusual depth, integrity, and durability, who extended his aloha to an ‘ohana that reaches from Hawai’i through the Pacific and beyond the edges of our ocean of islands to the continents on either side. Born at his family home, Ainamalu, in Ka’alawai on the slopes of Diamond Head on October 28, 1919, Kenneth Brown came into a mixed-if not divided-cultural world of his own. His mother, Julia Davis Long White, was the offspring of a prominent New England family whose patriarch was Nelson Davis White, a factory-owner in Winchendon, Massachusetts. Julia was a woman of strong views and distinctive character, but she remained far from home, in some ways, for her whole adult life. His father, George I’i Brown, was the grandson of John Papa I’i, a distinguished public figure of nineteenth-century Hawai’i. John I’i was assigned by Kamehameha I as a boyhood companion of Liholiho, and became a central influence upon the complex cultural and political adjustments by which the Kingdom of Hawai’i and the Hawaiian people encountered the pressures of a wider world. John I’i was an influential member of the court of Kamehameha III, taking on various public roles; he served in the Privy Council, the House of Nobles, and the House of Representatives, and as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawai’i. He was a key figure in the design of the 1848 Great Mahele, and one of the drafters of the Constitution of 1852. George I’i Brown and Francis Hyde I’i Brown, Kenneth Brown’s father and uncle, both followed the tradition of public service established in the family since the days of the monarchy. George Brown was president of the territorial Board of Commissioners of Agriculture and Forestry, and a regent of the University of Hawai’i. Francis Brown was a very visible political, business, and sports figure in the islands, serving for many years as a member of the territorial Senate. Notably, in 1939, Francis Brown took a public stand against the administration of the Kamehameha Schools by the Bishop Estate, urging the appointment of Hawaiians or part-Hawaiians to the board of trustees, and arguing strongly that the school should better serve Hawaiian youth, following “the chief concern of the beloved Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop.” Kenneth Brown moved geographically between two worlds, when, as a child and young adult, he traveled with his mother and elder brothers, George and Zadoc, between New England and Honolulu. Though he attended Punahou School in his earliest years, he obtained most of his schooling not in Honolulu, but in New England, first at Hotchkiss School, and then at Princeton University, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1941. During World War II, he served as a civilian architect for the U. S. Army Engineers in the War Emergency Headquarters on Maui and O’ahu. And following the war, he opened his own architectural firm, working actively on public and private projects. On March 8, 1947, Brown married Joan Elizabeth Schaefer, daughter of F. A. Schaefer, Jr., and Kathryn Walker. Joan’s family also has a long-established history in Hawai’i. Her great grandfather, George Morrison Robertson, a Scotsman by birth, was an established figure in the islands by 1850, when he was appointed judge of the Circuit Court of the Island of Hawai’i. In the course of a long and influential life in public service, and as a close advisor of Kamehameha IV, Robertson held many positions in the Kingdom of Hawai’i. He served, along with John I’i, as associate justice of the Supreme Court; he was vice-president of the Land Commission; and he too played a major role in the Great Mahele. Robertson served on the King’s Privy Council, as Minister of the Interior, Representative and Speaker of the House, and as a charter member of the Queen’s Hospital. Frederick August Schaefer, Joan’s grandfather, was the patriarch of another successful kama’aina family. He emigrated from Germany to Hawai’i in 1858, and became the proprietor of an increasingly diversified business, F. A. Schaefer and Company, an export-import firm that eventually absorbed the Honoka’a Sugar Company, the Pacific Sugar Mill, and the Hawaiian Irrigation Company. Kenneth and Joan brought up three children-Laura Schaefer Brown, Frances Hyde I’i Brown White, and Bernice Victoria Brown Johnston. Two have now made their lives far from Hawai’i, but all of them carry the spirit of their home place with them everywhere, in their hearts. Kenneth and Joan’s family extends to include two sons-in-law and ten grandchildren: Laura’s children-Ana I’i Brown-Cohen, Jonah Isaac Brown-Cohen, and Lawrence Schaefer Brown-Cohen; Frances’s husband Philip Kniskern White and their children-Kenneth John I’i White, Philip Brown White, and Francis I’i Kniskern White; and Bernice’s husband Michael Hunt Johnston and their children-Josephine Kiyomi Johnston, Everett Kahalelaukoa Johnston, Samuel I’i Brown Johnston, and Reynolds Palani Johnston. Brown’s career in business and politics, architecture and culture, seems like the life of several people, rather than one individual. He embarked and reembarked on new ventures, over a long course of sustained engagement with Hawai’i and its people. Perhaps most significant for his own sense of himself and his contribution to the islands was his tenure as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Queen’s Health Systems in Honolulu in the decade of the late 1980s and early 1990s, where he took up the mission of what he called the “rededication” of the hospital to Queen Emma’s original vision. That vision had emerged from the tragedy of the Hawaiian contact with the world beyond the islands, which resulted in the death by disease of probably nine out of ten Hawaiians in the Queen’s own lifetime. For Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV, the goal was a concession to the divided world that the Kingdom of Hawai’i had inevitably become. They founded the Queens Hospital in order to welcome Western science, and turn it to the advantage of their people. In his turn, Brown emphasized the role of the hospital as a center for service to the Hawaiian and part-Hawaiian people of the state, and-relatedly-to the less privileged sectors of the population. In this context he supported a wide and innovative range of projects in care delivery, preventive medicine, and social and cultural programs designed to build a healthier community from the ground up. His shaping of such policies proved in some ways controversial, and he faced challenges from critics seeking more focus on profitability and on a narrower definition of medical excellence. But Brown’s efforts on behalf of the Hawaiian people in the realm of medicine matched up with a wide, multifaceted movement in the islands that was generating a renewed commitment to the lives and future of Hawaiians. In that sense, Brown was playing a distinctive role in a major cultural shift, by turning the attention of big medicine in the direction of the Hawaiian renaissance. In a similar way, Brown sought also to turn big business-in this case tourism-in the same direction. During the 1980s and 1990s he promoted this vision on various fronts. As President of Mauna Lani Resort he was a key figure in the shaping of a development plan designed to accommodate tourism to traditional Hawaiian sites on a vital part of the Kona coast. And as the direct inspiration for several individual programs designed to infuse the hotel industry with an awareness of Hawaiian culture, he opened new avenues by which Hawaiian values and visitors could be brought together, for the benefit of both. He promoted this vision in a widely respected position speech at the Governor’s Tourism Conference in 1984, where he argued that “a spiritually strong Hawaiian community, united and secure in the understanding of its essential, central values” is the best basis for a productive, successful tourist business in Hawai’i. Unintentionally then, and in diverse ways too numerous to list, Kenneth Brown became a leader in the Hawaiian renaissance. A seminal thinker behind the scenes, he inspired George Kanehele’s important book length study of Hawaiian values, Ku Kanaka, Stand Tall: A Search for Hawaiian Values, published in 1986. He was a founder and major source of funding for Project WAIAHA, the group whose conversations on Hawaiian values shaped Kanahele’s work as well as the thoughts and contributions of others. By various means, through his role as president of the Hawai’i Maritime Center and his position on the board of trustees of Queens Medical Center, he found ways of supporting the voyages of the Hokule’a and the work of the Polynesian Voyaging Society as it extended its impact on the people of Hawai’i through new cultural and social programs. He forged connections across Polynesia, notably with Maoridom, where he gained inspiration from an ongoing cultural renaissance that had preceded that of the Hawaiians. There in Aotearoa/New Zealand, hearing the melody of his family name-song carried by the voices of another Polynesian people in another struggle to define their place in a complex world, he found himself in spirit. Earlier in the century, in 1966, Brown had embarked on another career. He entered the political arena as a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for Lieutenant Governor, publicly repudiating his own family’s traditional affiliation with the Republican Party. His appearance at a voter registration center to register as a Democrat was covered by the Honolulu papers. Brown had formed a close connection with Governor John A. Burns, and, at Burns’ urging, challenged an established Democratic Party candidate, Tom Gill, for the nomination. Many believed Burns had hoped Brown could succeed him as governor. When he was defeated in the primary, and upon Burns’s reelection, Brown became special assistant to the Governor, playing a significant role in his administration. Brown’s commitment to public office developed further during this time, and in 1968 he ran for election to the State Senate. He served two terms as Senator, from 1968 to 1974. In the Senate, he spearheaded bills for the restoration of ‘Iolani Palace and Kawaiaha’o Church. His main focus of attention in the Senate, however, was as chair of the Committee on Ecology, Environment and Recreation, where he pushed through a substantial package of environmental legislation, formulating policies to guide development and to respond to problems of environmental impact. These highlights only suggest the general shape of Brown’s career over the larger part of a half-century. Shapeliness was not his priority, as one decade and one commitment succeeded another. The motto assigned by his daughter Frances White for his and Joan’s fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1997 seemed to him and to his family truly appropriate: “Having no destination, we are never lost.” Brown had many other destinations. Following the model of his uncle Francis, a well-known amateur golfer, Brown supported the growing visibility of the sport in Hawai’i, serving in 1964 as tournament chairman of the Hawai’i Canada Cup-shortly to become the World Cup, and in the following year as the first tournament chairman of the Hawaiian Open-predecessor of the Sony Open-which Brown was instrumental in launching. Brown served on the boards of directors-in several cases with a term as chair-of many major businesses in Hawai’i, from Amfac, Oceanic Cablevision, Tongg Publishing Company, Pan Pacific Development Company, and Emerald Hotels Corporation, to Hawaiian Airlines. He served from its inception as the Chairman of the Mauna Lani Resort, maintaining the Hawaiian traditions and the local site of Kalahuipua’a in the context of the area’s development. And as a result of his many, long-term connections with Japan, in 2011 he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by the government of Japan for his lifelong contributions to the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the United States and the improvement of the social status of Japanese Americans in Hawai’i. Beyond the world of business, Brown was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. He served on the Historic Hawai’i Foundation, the Hawai’i Nature Center, the John A. Burns Foundation, and was the director of the Nature Conservancy, the chairman of the Hawai’i Community Development Authority, the chairman of the Board of Governors of the East-West Center, the President of the Hawai’i Maritime Center, and the Chairman of the Bishop Museum Board of Directors. He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities from the University of Hawai’i in 1987, and the Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award in 1986. He was named a “Living Treasure” by Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai’i for his manifestation of the Buddhist spirit of Dana. He received the Charles Reed Bishop Medal from the Bishop Museum for his allegiance to the vision of the museum’s founder, and the David Malo Award from the Rotary Club for outstanding contribution to the community from a person of Hawaiian ancestry. And with Joan, this “beloved husband and wife team” was recognized as Kama’aina of the Year by the Historic Hawai’i Foundation. These activities, and many others, register the many paths that Brown’s varied and lengthy lifetime in Hawai’i took. Being never lost, though, also meant that Kenneth Brown was ever seeking to find something-himself, his history, his culture, those enduring meanings for which in Hawaiian we have so many words and yet none-the mana, the spirit of the place that lived in his heart. His life reflected some part of this search, as well as the complex situation and future of Hawai’i itself, where his spirit will be alive always. Private services will be held at the grave site. A celebration of his life will take place at Waialae Country Club on Monday, February 17, with program to begin at 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the following organizations in honor of Kenneth Francis Brown will be much appreciated: the Bishop Museum (https://ssl.4agoodcause.com/bishop-museum/donation1.aspx), Friends of the Future (http://www.fofhawaii.org/donate.html), The Polynesian Voyaging Society (http://hokulea.org/support/)

HAROLD HUBERT (SKIP/PINEAPPLE) WELTZIEN

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HAROLD HUBERT (SKIP/PINEAPPLE) WELTZIEN 70, passed away Dec.5,2013 in Citra, FL from cancer. Born July 17,1943 He was a Navy Vietnam Veteran. He spent most of his life on or around horses in Hawaii, Indiana, Georgia and Florida. When no longer able to compete, he gave riding lessons to young people. He will be missed for his kolohe laugh and his big Hawaiian heart. Survived by sisters, Marilyn (Leroy) Wren (Denver, CO), Jeanne Kalahiki (Palm Desert,CA), brothers, Murdock (Norma) Weltzien (San Diego, CA), Thomas (Jackie) Weltzien (Orange, CA), Companion Juanita Smith. Family scattered ashes off Waikiki,HI. Condolences to Weltzien Ohana, 45-336 Kahowaa PL Kaneohe, HI 96744.

Norman H.M. McKeague

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2-12 601255  Norman McKeagueNORMAN H.M. MCKEAGUE 70, of Waimanalo, passed away on January 11, 2014, at the Queens Medical Center. He was a Heavy Equipment Optr. for Lewers & Cooke and Mid Pac Lumber and retired from HPU. Survived by wife, Esther P. McKeague; son, Keli McKeague; daughters, Kina’u (Wanda) McKeague, Kalia (Josh) Emmanuel-McKeague; mother, Helen Lilia McKeague; brothers, Kai (Charlene) McKeague, Hubert (Melody) McKeague; sisters, Lani (John) Aiwohi, Charmaine (Ale) Nee, Moana McKeague, Herberlene (Taza) Kahumoku, Helene (Ernie) Matsubara & Maile (Warren) Cummings; grand- children, Ikaika (Jehnna) McKeague, Curtis & Christian McKeague, Cody & Chazz Padilla, Lahela, Hi’ilei & Lau’ala Emmanuel-McKeague; great- grand child, Lilia McKeague. A “Sigung” Black Belt, Norman was a lifetime and dedicated member of “Sijo’s” Adriano D. Emperado’s Method. Head Instructors Instructor of the Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute Headquarters (KSDIHQ) under Grandmaster Clarence Emperado Luna, Prof, John Pascua & Prof. Donald Crummer. With at least 30 years of Self-Defense knowledge, he has taught countless men, women & children of our great system. You’ll Always Be In Our Hearts – Kajukenbo Forever! Rest In Peace Our Brother In Arms”. A “Celebration of Life” to be held at Waimanalo Hawaiian Homestead Halau 41-253 Ilauhole Street, Waimanalo, Hawaii on Sunday, February 23, from 12-6pm. Please bring photos & memories of Norman and don’t forget the laughter!

Jared Lopaka Miyasato

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Jan. 31 2014 JARED LOPAKA MIYASATO 29, of Portland, Oregon, a journeyman electrician, passed away January 31, 2014 in Portland. He was born in Forest Grove, Oregon. He is survived by wife, Emily, and parents Arlene (Makoto) Nakasone and Kevin C. Miyasato, brother and sister, Jonathan and Jordan Nakasone, maternal grand- mother Susan Higa, paternal grandparents Marlene (James) Kerner, and Robert S. Miyasato, and paternal great- grandfather George Nahina Sr. Also survived by uncles, Randy (Marah) Higa, Nick (Faith) Miyasato, Blaine J. Miyasato and aunt, Audrey (Shannon) Parker. Jared is also survived by loving in-laws, Lyle and Geri Ritz of Portland and by great aunts and uncles, and cousins among the Nahina, Ha’o, and Mancia families of Hawaii and Portland. Services being held in Portland, Oregon with a simulcast tie-in to Aiea, Saturday 1:00 p.m. at Aiea Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 99-210 Heleconia Place, Aiea, HI 96701. No flowers, please.

Sandi R. Apuna

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2-12 601278  Sandi ApunaAPUNA, SANDI R. 66, of Mesa, Arizona passed away peacefully on January 31, 2014. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, graduated from high school in Huntertown, Indiana, received a B.A. degree in Creative Drama and Elementary Education from the University of Washington in Seattle, and an M.Ed degree in Reading and Language Arts from the University of Hawaii. In Hawaii Sandi worked with John Hancock as marketing manager, President of East Honolulu Association of Life Underwriters, served with the Business and Professional Women’s foundation, Junior League of Honolulu, listed in the “Who’s Who of American Women, Reserve Officers Association, The Retired Officers Association, and taught at Solomon Elementary school, Schofield. Sandi moved to Mesa in 1992 and worked in the Gilbert Public Schools in Gilbert Arizona, first as a reading specialist and ultimately as the District reading interventionist. She specialized in reading development and dyslexia, implemented curricula, and trained many reading specialists in the District before retiring in 2013. She also was active in the U.S. Army Reserve, where she rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After 9/11, she served for two years as an anti-terrorism officer with the Pacific Command in Hawaii and was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Samuel K. Apuna, who died in 2010. She is survived by her step- mother Charlotte Rosenberry; her brother Dr. Terrone Rosenberry; her step- daughters Melanie Denny, Michelle Barker and Melissa Apuna and her step-sons Samuel Apuna III and John Apuna; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 9 am. on Wednesday, Feb.19, 2014 at Nuuanu Memorial Park, service at 10 am., committal service 1pm. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, or to the American Cancer Society.


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