Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

ISAMU KOBASHIGAWA

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

ISAMU KOBASHIGAWA Age 86, of Pearl City, HI, passed away November 21, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 1, 1927 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by daughters, Lorraine (Paul) Asano, Doreen (Ronny) Higuchi; sister, Sally Nakata; 4 grandchildren. Private Services were held.

EUNICE YUEN OY KONG LAU

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

EUNICE YUEN OY KONG LAU 92 of Honolulu, Hawaii died December 2, 2013 at the Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She was born August 2, 1921 in Lilong, China. Eunice Lau, the late owner of Gum Chew Lau Noodle Factory, lived in Kaimuki, on the island of Oahu for the past 65 years where she and her husband raised three children. Throughout her life, work, and participation in the Christian Chinese Church Community, Eunice gained a diverse group of friends, and hanai family. Many people helped her when she first moved to Oahu; in return, she lovingly and generously reciprocated by assisting others in need. During her retirement years she learned and excelled at various crafts such as knitting and crocheting, making dish scrubbies and baby hats for the hospital, neck and haku lei- making, using flowers, feathers, money, even recyclable materials. Her garden bloomed with cigar flowers and pikake. She kissed babies, played mahjong, cooked and ate delicious food, traveled the world and lived life to the fullest. Towards the end she suffered from diabetes progressive kidney failure. She opted not to receive dialysis treatment, rather fearlessly awaiting death. At the age of 92, she died at 12:30 a.m. on December 2, 2013, at Hale Ho Aloha on Pacific Heights Road, with her only granddaughter Dory Jay, and daughter Victoria at her side. She will be remembered by many. A hui hou kakou Eunice. She is survived by Son: Foster K.C. Patricia Young) Lau; Daughter: Victoria L. (Donald) Kong; granddaughter: Dory Jay G.F. Kong. Visitation Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. A Funeral Service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Graveside services will be held at 12:45 p.m. at the Diamond Head Memorial Park. The family requests that aloha attire be worn for the services.

CRYSTAL HISAE NITTA

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

CRYSTAL HISAE NITTA Age 64, of Kailua, passed away on November 29, 2013, in Kuakini Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a self-employed beautician, dba Crystal’s Hair Salon. She is survived by her brothers, Alan M. (Anne) and Myron N. (Karen) Nitta and sister, Carolyn Y. (Wesley) Uemoto. Private services held.

NANCY KAZUKO IKEHARA

Posted On December 9th, 2013 -

NANCY KAZUKO IKEHARA 96, of Honolulu. Retired seamstress. Passed away at Nuuanu Hale on November 29, 2013. She was born on Maui. Survived by son, Charles Ikehara (Mildred); sister, Betsy Yamada (Roy); daughter in law, Betty Ikehara (Raymond-deceased); son in law and care giver, Roger Izumigawa (Patsy-deceased); numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was a member of Chatan Sonjin Kai, Lanakila Senior Club and Jikoen. She also volunteered at Maluhia Hospital for many years and received recognition from the City for her services. Private service will be held.

SATURNINO VILLAFUERTE

Posted On December 9th, 2013 -

12-9 SATURNINO VILLAFUERTESATURNINO VILLAFUERTE Age 79, of Honolulu, passed away November 21, 2013 at St. Francis Hospice. Born February 6, 1934 in Pu’ukoli’i, Maui. Retired after 31 years of service with the City & County of Honolulu as an EMT; also worked at Hawaii Kai Golf Course. *EMT-Emergency Medical Technician He is survived by wife, Dolores Villafuerte; son, Shawn Villafuerte; daughters, Lee Ann Villafuerte, Teresa Villafuerte, Vanessa (Blaine Sr.) Kahalewai, Deneen (Rosson) Kawamoto; brother, Phillip (Shirley) Villafuerte; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday 12/14 at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Alii Koa St., Mass 10:45 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual Attire.

CRISOSTOMO ROLDAN RAQUINE

Posted On December 9th, 2013 -

CRISOSTOMO ROLDAN RAQUINE Age 93, of Honolulu, passed away November 13, 2013 at Kuakini Medical Center.Born April 23, 1920 in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija, P. I. He is survived by sons, Reynaldo B. Raguine, Manuel “Lito” B. (Placida) Raguine; daughters, Lydia R. (Arsenio) Manuel of Australia, Mercedes R. (Manuel) Peralta, Elvira R. (Alejandro) Mariano, Evelinda Raguine. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday 12/14 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Mary Ann Kealoha Naone Johnson

Posted On December 9th, 2013 -

12-9 583303 Mary Ann JohnsonMARY ANN KEALOHA NAONE JOHNSON Beloved Mary Ann passed away peacefully on November 15. Services at Kawaiaha’o Church December 11; visitation at 1:30, service at 2, reception to follow. In leiu of flowers, donations may be made to Kawaiaha’o Church or ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Chapter 1 in honor of Mary Ann Johnson.

RICHARD ANTONE TORRES, SR. “TORRES TWIN”

Posted On December 8th, 2013 -

RICHARD ANTONE TORRES, SR. TORRES TWIN Age 65, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away November 27, 2013 in Aiea. Born April 13, 1948 in Honolulu, HI. A member of Ka Makua Mau Loa Church of the Living God, Honolulu. He is survived by sons, Richard Antone Torres, Jr., Jonah Manuel Torres, Sr.; daughter, Antoinette Marie Torres; brothers, George Torres, Ronald Torres (twin), Daneile Torres, Nathan Torres Mathew Milo; sisters, April Moniz, Iveene Dugue, Victoria Torres, Nelenette Nunies; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 14) at Pray for Sex Beach, Waianae; Celebration of Life to follow at residence. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HARRIET LAPAZ (BARON) MAKANUI

Posted On December 8th, 2013 -

12-8 HARRIET MAKANUIHARRIET LAPAZ (BARON) MAKANUI Harriet, known by her family as “LaPaz”, passed away on November 26, 2013 at her home in Pearl City. Born in Makaweli, Kauai, June 17, 1938 to Zacarias and Eusebia (Curammeng) Baron. She leaves behind her husband, William Hoopii Jr of 52 yrs; son William III (Jennifer) daughters Alison (Chris) Lopes, Jerelyn (Jay) Yoshida, Gaynor (Russell) Kaupu and preceded in death by an infant son, Baron Hoopii. Sisters: Virgina Jordan, Dorothy Vidinha, Lorraine Albarado, brother Anthony Baron. Grand- children: Shanon, Shane, Kaimiloa, Kipalani, Malu, Baron, Solomon, Ava, Lehua, Lula, Kawai and ‘ohana. Services: Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Thurs., Dec. 12, 2013 Visitation 9:30am, Mass 11:00. Burial 1:00 pm, Punchbowl Nat’l Cemetery. Lunch to follow.

CLARICE AKIKO YOKOTA

Posted On December 8th, 2013 -

12-8 582995 Clarice YokotaCLARICE AKIKO YOKOTA Clarice Akiko Yokota was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on November 17, 1928 to Takaichi and Haruno Okimoto. She was the third of six children. She attended Kaimuki High School. She married George Nakashima in 1951. They were blessed with two sons, Clyde in 1952 and Steven in 1954. Sadly George passed away in 1955. But as life would have it, Clarice had a second opportunity at love when she met Ernest Yokota. They married in 1959, and their daughter, Lori, arrived in 1961. Clarice spent her days as the Office Manager at Waialae Bowl. This was the perfect occupation for her as one of her passions was bowling. She bowled in multiple leagues such as the Friday Morning League, 22nd Avenue League, and later the Senior Citizens League. She was bowling at Shafter until early 2013. After a valiant fight, Clarice passed away on November 27, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ernest Yokota (Waipahu); her children, Clyde Nakashima (Merian), Steven Nakashima (Sheree), and Lori Sato (Roy). She is also survived by her sisters, Alice Higa (Edward), Lily Murakami (Milton), and Betty Mukai (Douglas). Clarice was also blessed with 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday, December 22nd at Hosoi Mortuary. Service to follow at 4 p.m.

MARGARET ELSWORTH PUALANI GREIG

Posted On December 8th, 2013 -

12-8 MARGARET GREIG NEWMARGARET ELSWORTH PUALANI GREIG Margaret Elsworth Pualani Freitas, was born to John Silva Freitas and Ellen K. Kane on Dec. 11, 1939 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Els was raised in Lanikai, Oahu, the second of three children, with her older sister, Betty Mae K. (Patrick) Hiram and her younger brother, Rockne C. (Leina’ala) Freitas. Els attended Kamehameha Schools and graduated with the c/o 1958. She enjoyed her schooling years and made many dear and lifelong friends. Els met the love of her life, William Tau Greig and they were married in 1961. Els dedicated many years at Liberty House, supervised many devoted friends and loved to shop in the store. Els retired and passionately spoiled her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Els was received into the arms of our Lord on Oct. 25, 2013. Husband, Tau, Children, Sherilyn (Pudgy) LaCount, Kimo (Jaylene) Greig, Tracy (Tony) Stull and Keoni Greig, nine grand- children and nine great-grand- children are survived by this wonderful loving mother who will forever be in our hearts. Her celebration of life will be held on Dec. 14, 2013 at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Visitation from 9:00-9:50am, service at 10:00am, followed by fellowship until 12:30pm.

MELVIN EVERETT SPENCER, JR.

Posted On December 8th, 2013 -

12-8 583263 Melvin SpencerMELVIN EVERETT SPENCER, JR. Melvin Everett Spencer, Jr., 79, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on November 19, 2013. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and went on to complete a BBA at UHM. He spent most of his career as a credit manager. He is survived by his wife, Shigeko; sons, Melvin, Michael; and 3 grandchildren, Everett, Hannah, and Ethan-Luke. Funeral Service will be held on December 15, 2013 at Kaumakapili Church. Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm with service at 5:00 pm. Parking at Kaiulani Elementary School. Aloha attire and lei only please. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

TUUGASOLI “SOLI” SAUNOA

Posted On December 8th, 2013 -

TUUGASOLI SOLI SAUNOA Age 66, of Mililani, HI, passed away November 8, 2013 in Aiea. Born April 27, 1947 in Vaitogi, American Samoa. He is survived by spouse, Kathryn Lagmay; sons, Darrell (Cozette) Saunoa, Soli Saunoa, David (Kathy) Lagmay, Bryan Lagmay, Lewis Lagmay, Jason Lagmay; daughters, Reylene Saunoa, Bryanna Lagmay; mother, Taulafoga Ulu; brother, Enoka (Gwendolyn) Ulu; sisters, Tui Ulu, Italia (Samuel) Tiumalu, Fualuga Ulu. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

CANDIDO “ANDY” COLOBONG

Posted On December 8th, 2013 -

CANDIDO ANDY COLOBONG Age 84, of Kapolei, HI, passed away November 23, 2013 in Aiea. Born September 22, 1929 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He retired after 20 years as a custodian at the Waipuna Condominium. He is survived by wife, Feliciana “Fely” Colobong; daughters, Elsie (Jaime) Badua Margie (Oscar) Acopan, Lynne Colobong, Marites (Russell) Dela Cueva; sons, Carlito (Rosita) Colobong, Vic (Seanette) Colobong; sister, Timotea (Marcial) Reantillo; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

DAYNE KAWIKA ORTIZ

Posted On December 8th, 2013 -

12-8 DAYNE KAWIKA ORTIZ PIC#3 NEWDAYNE KAWIKA ORTIZ Dayne, 18 years old, went to be with our Heavenly Father on November 2, 2013. He was a senior at Farrington High School where he was a defensive back on the Varsity Football team. He loved being with his family and also enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. Dayne especially loved doing things with his brother, Darren, as they had the same interests in almost everything. We love you Dayne. You will always be in our hearts. Darren K. Ortiz Sr. and Charmain G. Ortiz; brother, Darren Ortiz, Jr., Grandparents, Daniel Ortiz Sr., Season and Lolita Servantes and Robert M. Jr. and Margaret Sison and many uncles, aunties and cousins. Dayne will be remembered in a service celebrating his life at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Farrington High School Gymnasium. Friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcome.

WILLI FRANZ MOELZER

Posted On December 8th, 2013 -

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWILLI FRANZ MOELZER Willi Franz Moelzer chose Death With Dignity on November 23, 2013 in Eugene, Oregon. He had a joyful and peaceful passage, surrounded by his wife, cats and many friends. Willi’s early years were spent in war-torn Germany. His graduation from merchant marine school set him on a path to explore all corners of the world and the many cultures to be found there. This gave him a worldly perspective that he later applied to all his activities. After four years of sailing the wide seas, he immigrated to the United States, where he eagerly applied himself to working full-time and learning English in night school. When Uncle Sam asked him to serve his new country, he remembered how kind and helpful the American liberators had been after the war and he gladly joined the U. S. Army. Willi’s service in the Vietnam War enabled him to apply his education benefits to obtaining a college degree and a teacher’s certification at the University of Hawaii. It was there that he met and married his wife, Janet Nickell. Willi spent 23 years teaching at Roosevelt High School in Honolulu – years that brought him great joy and numerous accolades. His immense enthusiasm and boundless energy drew scores of students to his German classes. Added to that was the German club (the Buggabuggers), which furthered the German culture through singing, German and international folk dancing, and putting on Oktoberfests. He helped students organize hikes, campouts, picnics, car washes, candy sales, and more. For over ten years, all of this was topped off with annual summer trips to Europe – to practice the German language, learn the cultures of Europe, and become independent, self-sufficient people (and later, adults). When educational and demographic changes caused the discontinuation of many language courses, Willi’s lively teaching skills were turned to bringing history to life for his students. The retirement years brought a greater emphasis on the water sports Willi always loved. This included scuba diving, bodyboard surfing, kayaking, wave kayak surfing, windsurfing, and sailing (for which he built his own unique sailboat). While doing this he continued teaching others: novices learned how to develop those skills and fellow surfers learned about history, politics and international affairs. Willi and Janet left Hawaii in 2010 to retire in Eugene, OR, where Janet’s parents lived. Eugene proved to be a warm and welcoming environment where they developed very close friends. Unfortunately, Willi’s unique genetic disorder became active and shortened his life prematurely. Of all the praise Willi got through the years, the most important to him were the recent letters from former students of overwhelming appreciation for the impact he made on their lives. Letters acknowledging him as the “best teacher EVER,” “Your zest for teaching and passion for students was unparalleled,” “Your crazy enthusiasm sent many of us into fulfilling lives and careers,” “You gave us confidence, you gave us skills, you gave us the knowledge that we were GOOD ENOUGH for anything,” “You taught us how to raise our consciousness, empower ourselves with self-confidence, and act with purpose,” “You were without a doubt the best teacher and life advisor I could ever have and I thank you for that.” Willi was an extraordinary teacher of life for everyone he met, including to the day of his death. He was an inspirator and lived life to the fullest. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Enjoy your cosmic eternity, my love! Willi is survived by his brother, Klaus, his sisters, Herma and Ellen, and his wife Janet. You are invited to access the obituary and sign the guestbook of the Musgrove Family Mortuary (Eugene, OR) at musgroves.com You may also sign the guest book at www.registerguard.com/legacy

JAMES RAY SMITH, JR.

Posted On December 8th, 2013 -

JAMES RAY SMITH, JR. March 17, 1930 – July 29, 2013 Memorial Service: December 15, 2013, 2pm, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 160 Mookua St. Kailua, Hawaii 96734 In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, 400 Mercer St. #502 Seattle, WA 98109-4611, would be appreciated.

ALICE ELAINE MITCHELL

Posted On December 8th, 2013 -

12-8 ALICE ELAINE MITCHELLALICE ELAINE MITCHELL 72, passed away at Queens Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 31, 2013 after valiantly fighting HER2 breast cancer for nearly fifteen years. She was born in Manhattan, New York City, NY June 25, 1941. Alice’s parents were Ted and Christina Mitchell. She graduated from Hicksville, Long Island, NY High School in 1959 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies and Religion from the University of Hawaii in 1995. Alice worked as a Master Accountant at Hilton Hawaiian Village and taught English in Fukushima, Japan and at McKinley High School in Honolulu. She is survived by her brother William Mitchell (Kathy) of Florida and many relatives and friends who will miss her dearly. Alice loved Hawaii and Japan and her friends and family and was so appreciative of her doctors and nurses and caregivers. She will be remembered for her extensive knowledge of religion, breast cancer treatments, vegan diet and Asian cultures. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society. Alice’s Celebration of Life will be held at the Church of Perfect Liberty, 2258 Nuuanu Avenue (808-537-3237) on Saturday December 14th 4:00pm.

Elizabeth Maka Yap Tkachenko

Posted On December 8th, 2013 -

12-8-582561--Elizabeth-TkachenkoELIZABETH MAKA YAP TKACHENKO Elizabeth Maka “Aunty Betty” Yap Tkachenko, 93 of Honolulu passed away on November 14, 2013. She was born on Jan. 8, 1920 to Yen Yap and Elizabeth Wong. She was predeceased by her husband, Bacilio Juarez, son, Norman, brothers, George, Theodore, Arthur, and Kimball Yap. Survived by son, Richard and daughter, Alice Clay (Rex), 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. She was a Mamo Aloha active member of the Hale 0 Na Ali’i O Hawai’i, a lifelong member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW #1540 and lifelong member of the Homemakers Extension UH Club. Celebration of her life to be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Diamond Head Memorial Chapel. Visitation at 10:30 am. Hale O Na Ali’i O Hawai’i to conduct services. Burial following at Diamond Head. Casual Attire. Flowers welcome.

FREDERICK “FRED” TAKAKI

Posted On December 7th, 2013 -

FREDERICK FRED TAKAKI Age 77, of Mililani, HI, passed away November 17, 2013 in Honolulu. Born April 22, 1936 in Honolulu, HI. Fred was a retired accountant. He is survived by brother, Carl (Racheal) Takaki; sisters, Blanche Devney of Mass., Eleanor (Winfred) Yee, Elaine Kakigi. Private services were held.

ANNE S. LEE

Posted On December 7th, 2013 -

ANNE S. LEE Age 88, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away November 17, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born May 22, 1925 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by daughter, Dorianne Thompson; sons, Stephen (Kathy) Lee, Anthony (Sharla) Lee; sister, Helen Morita; 2 grandchildren. Private services were held.

EDISON KAPIOHU KEOMAKA

Posted On December 7th, 2013 -

12-7 EDISON KEOMAKA b&wEDISON KAPIOHU KEOMAKA, 82 Edison Kapiohu Keomaka passed away on November 25, 2013 at his home in Kailua. He was born in Waipio, Hawaii. He began his career with Associated Steel. From 1979-1985 he was the Training Coordinator for the Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program. He then served as Financial Secretary/Business Manager for Ironworkers Local 625 until 1988. From 1989- 2012 he was Director of Training for the Hawaii Masons & Plasterers Training Trust and served as Trustee for the Annuity, Health & Welfare, Pension & Vacation/Holiday Trust Funds. Edison pledged much of his time and devotion to many community activities including the Oahu Private Industry Council, Hawaii Construction Industry Assn, and Dept of Hawaiian Home Lands. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; daughter, Alda Keomaka; grandsons, Arin and Kevin Hinaga; brothers, Joseph Keomaka, Clyde Agres, John Chu Hing, Edward Pascua; and sister, Paulette Kato. A memorial service will be held at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave on Thursday, December 19. Visitation from 10 am, service to begin at 11 am. Aloha attire is requested.

SUISA “SISA” PILAR

Posted On December 6th, 2013 -

SUISA SISA PILAR Age 93, of Honolulu, passed at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born July 21, 1920 in Alcala, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Anastacio Pilar; daughters, Rosa Gorospe, Linda (Orlando) Bince, Lucile (Steven) Ando; 15 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; 2 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday 12/11 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

MELVIN “MEL” TOKU TERUYA

Posted On December 6th, 2013 -

MELVIN MEL TOKU TERUYA Melvin “Mel” Toku Teruya, age 66 of Honolulu, owner of Honolulu Electronics and member of Iolani and Koolau Golf Clubs, died on November 20, 2013 at the Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Geri N., daughter Kim M. (Jerry) Baxter, mother Lillian K. Teruya, brother Tom T. (Margaret Ann) Teruya, nieces Tracy (Reid) Tokujo, Dana (Matt) Len and 2 grandchildren. Visitation 5:00-6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services 6:00 p.m. Private Inurnment. Aloha Attire. No Flowers.

MURIEL PATERSON

Posted On December 6th, 2013 -

12-6 MURIEL PATERSONMURIEL PATERSON Aged 86, passed away November 3, 2013 in Woodland Hills, California where she had been lovingly cared for by her son Robin, his wife Pam and grandson Garrett. She was born Lucy Mary Warren February 15, 1927 in Langbank, Saskatchewan, Canada and moved with her family to England in 1938. Later, during WWII, she became an Officers’ driver in the Armed Forces in Egypt for which she received a War Medal. In 1953 she married Geoffrey Paterson and moved to Oxford where she managed a boutique for Chanel. The family moved to Hawaii in 1961 and Honolulu became her home for the next fifty years. For much of that time she was a successful realtor with Earl Thacker Ltd. Muriel loved tennis, music, dancing and her four sons. Muriel Paterson is survived by sons John, Stephen, Robin and Warren Paterson, grandson Garrett Paterson, brother David Warren and sister Gwen Jones. A private Celebration of her life will be held in Honolulu in February, 2014. For online condolences and details of the Memorial Celebration for Muriel please email Pam at: patersontravels@att.net

GERALD AH WAH CHUNG

Posted On December 6th, 2013 -

GERALD AH WAH CHUNG Gerald Ah Wah Chung, 74, died November 1, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He retired from Operation Engineers Local3 as Crane Operator and as a Maintenance Manager. He is survived by 5 children; Debbie Victorine, Cindy Chung, Renee Chung, Gerald Chung, Michele “Chung” Neal, 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 brothers, Richard Ahina and Charles T.L. Chung III. Memorial Services to be held at a later date.

YOSHIE YAMAKAWA

Posted On December 6th, 2013 -

12-6 YOSHIE YAMAKAWAYOSHIE YAMAKAWA Yoshie Yamakawa, 85, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in her own home on November 30, 2013 in Honolulu. The daughter of Saichi & Wakae Murata, she was a retired supply clerk at Hickam Air Force base. She is survived by husband Hisashi, daughter Cheryl, brother Akira “Rocky” Murata, and sisters Mieko Bankson and Doris Kirio. Celebration of Life 1/12/14 from 4:30-6:30pm. RSVP by 12/15/13 yoshieparty2014@gmail.com

MARY A. KAHALEHILI

Posted On December 5th, 2013 -

12-5-13 MARY ANN KAHALEHILI in memoriamMARY A. KAHALEHILI Sept.8, 1936-Dec.5, 2011 Mary, Here on this, the 2nd anniversary of your passing, you are still deeply missed. I feel so lost and lonesome without you Sweetheart. I miss doing the things we use to do together, like going to the movies, having lunch, dinner or just hanging out. I love you Mary, and will keep on loving you until I join you and maybe we can continue where we left off. a hui hou aku your loving husband, Roven

YUKIO “YUKI” TAKEYA

Posted On December 5th, 2013 -

SAMSUNGYUKIO YUKI TAKEYA Businessman, community leader, Army and Vietnam War veteran, proud father and grandfather Yukio “Yuki” Takeya, 87, of Hilo passed away on November 12 in Kobe, Japan. Born April 24, 1926 in Wailea, the eldest son of plantation workers Masao and Hatsumi Takeya, he worked hard to build his businesses and up until the time of his passing, enjoyed going into the office. Not one to slow down, he had a zest for life, loved to meet people, and travel, especially to Japan. Yukio romanced and married his high school sweetheart Ruth Kimata and they were married for 58 years until her death in 2006. In 1946 Yukio was drafted into the Army and rose up the ranks in the Hawaii Army National Guard and Reserves, serving as Adjutant General for the 29th Infantry Brigade Hawaii Army National Guard from 1965 to 1968. He served in the Vietnam War in 1968 and retired as a major in the Army Reserve. Yukio worked for the U.S. Postal Service for over 20 years and during that time was active in the education of his children, Edmund and Leona, serving as President and leader in various PTA organizations and elected to the Big Island School Advisory Council. In 1964 Yukio began a second career in real estate, and started Ala Kai Realty in 1970. He remained active in the community and real estate industry, serving as president of the Hawaii Island Board of Realtors from 1979 to 1990, president of the Hawaii Association of Realtors in 1998, and president of the Big Island Housing Foundation. He is also a past director of the National Association of Realtors and a former member and vice chair of the Hawaii Real Estate Commission from 1986 to 1994. Yukio loved to promote Hilo in Japan, serving as a director and past president of the Japanese Community Association of Hawaii, Destination Hilo, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii and was a member of the Hawaii Island Economic Development Board. He participated in several trade missions and promoted sister city relations between Hawaii County and cities in Japan, where he developed many friendships. Yukio also served as a member and former chairman of the County of Hawaii Water Board and the Liquor Commission. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2013, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo; memorial service at 4 p.m. Family requests casual attire, no monetary gifts (koden) and no flowers. He is survived by son, Edmund (Sun) Takeya of Honolulu; daughter, Leona (Herbert) Chock of Honolulu; brothers, Toshio (Gladys) Takeya of Paauilo, Teruo (Misako) Takeya of San Francisco, Calif., Tom (Sandra) Takeya of Hilo, Herbert (Janet) Takeya of Kalaheo, Kauai, Kenneth (Judy) Takeya of Honolulu, Alan (Donna) Takeya of Hilo; sisters, Gale Takeya of Hilo, Myrtle (Arnold) Hara of Hilo; brother-in-law, Alfred Gima of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Jessie Arita of Honolulu, Elaine Nishimoto of Los Angeles, Calif., Yoshiko Nabara of Hilo; two grandsons, Don (Xiao) and Scott (Jimin), one great-grandson, four step-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

JOSUE BAITIONG PACARIEM

Posted On December 4th, 2013 -

JOSUE BAITIONG PACARIEM Age 101, of Waipahu, HI, passed away November 12, 2013 in Waipahu. Born July 11, 1912 in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a member of the Pinili Association of Hawaii. He is survived by spouse, Susana A. Pacariem; sons, Ernie (Pressie) Pacariem, Rudy (Erlinda) Pacariem, Roger (Evelyn) Pacariem; daughters, Estrel (Felix) Guiriba, Imelda (Alfred) Naidas; sister, Connie Gapuz; 25 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (Dec. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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