Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

CHARLES ARMISTEAD REEVES II

Posted On October 2nd, 2013 -

10-2 563453  Charles Reeves IICHARLES ARMISTEAD REEVES II CHARLIE BOY APRIL 26, 1930 – SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 He was born to William “Billy” and Henrietta “Bessie” Reeves in 1930. He had many happy memories growing up with his sisters, cousins, aunties, uncles and many many others in Kuli`ou’ou Valley. They climbed the mango trees and enjoyed the life of the country when it was country. In 1949 he married Lois Benson of Kapahulu. It is amazing to see God’s hand in their marriage by how much they loved each other. Our mother called him “Rip”, we knew him as Dad, Papa and Greatpapa. To everyone else he was Charlie Boy or Uncle Charlie Boy. He was a hard worker which is a value he passed on to each of us by his example. He was a man of strong convictions and did his very best in all his endeavors. His passions were his love for God, his love for his family and friends, and his love for the ocean. As a young man he surfed on the south shore: Portlock, Sandy and Makapu`u. He also collected shells and salt water fish; dove for black and pink coral; made, laid and threw net; trapped lobster and crab, trolled the open waters for ‘Big Fish” and made his own lures. He is survived by: Sister; Billie Banderman. Children; Charles A. Reeves III (Coleen), Renette C. Parker (Alvin), Roger B. Reeves (Diane), Stramer F. Reeves (Bianca). Grandchildren: Charles A. Reeves IV (Misty), Karen Keolani Alejado (Aaron), Joseph Reeves, Tatiana Reeves, Lorenzo Reeves, Great grandchildren: Parker & Emma Alejado and Kale & Ellie Ann Reeves. We want to thank all of the Correa, Leslie, Benson & Reeves `Ohana, and friends for their love, support and prayers during this time. We are truly blessed to have so much love in our lives because you loved our dad. Funeral Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel; Viewing begins at 9, Service 11am Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kane`ohe begins at 1pm

JANIS Y. HONDA

Posted On October 1st, 2013 -

JANIS Y. HONDA Age 62, of Pearl City, HI, passed away August 17, 2013 in Pearl City. Born November 10, 1950 in Waialua, HI. She was employed at the Bone & Joint Clinic, Honolulu. She is survived by spouse, Glenn M. Honda; brother, Jerry (Naomi) Nakamura; sisters-in- law, Karen Rodrigues, Susan Uehara; brothers-in-law, James Rodrigues, Dan Honda; niece & nephews, Aaron, Danicia, Danson Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (October 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No monetary or koden offerings, please.

PETER SANSEVERO

Posted On September 29th, 2013 -

9-29 561987  Peter SanseveroPETER SANSEVERO Peter Sansevero, husband, father, brother, colleague and friend, dies at 80 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease, after living a life filled with love, success, and determination. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Maureen (Ahern), son Peter Sansevero Jr. and his wife Kim and their daughter Gina, and daughter Shannon, her husband Thatcher Davis and their three children Jardin, Latham, and Tristan, his sister Rose Renna, brother Louie Sansevero, step-brother Salvatore Serpe as well as 45 nieces and nephews. In 1969, he opened the first of four Merrill Lynch offices in the State of Hawaii and Guam. It was also the time were he fell in love with the Islands, a love that lasted a lifetime. He was an avid member of the Washington Athletic Club, Outrigger Canoe Club, The Pacific Club, Waialae Country Club, and Round Hill Country Club. He served with Aloha United Way, Junior Achievement, and The Boy Scouts of America, and on the Board of the San Francisco Symphony. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2039 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, on October 9, 2013 at 10am. A Memorial Reception will follow at Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Roundhill Road, Alamo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the East Bay. A link and additional info at www.traditioncare.com.

CATALINA HIMALAYA

Posted On September 29th, 2013 -

CATALINA HIMALAYA Age 87, of Hilo, HI, passed away September 7, 2013 in Hilo. Born February 2, 1926 in Honomu, HI. A homemaker. She is survived by sons, Jerry A. (Daisy) Himalaya, Patrick Himalaya, Larry Himalaya, Pacifico (Renada) Himalaya, Jr.; daughters, Renita (Marcello) Delay, Loretta Gabalo; brothers, Antonio de la Cruz, Eugene de la Cruz, Thomas de la Cruz; sisters, Carol Wain, Janet Hasegawa, Linda Kiyotsuka; 27 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (October 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 9:30 a.m. Monday (October 7) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

THOMAS T. YANO

Posted On September 29th, 2013 -

THOMAS T. YANO Age 88, of Mililani, HI, passed away August 30, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born July 20, 1925 in Wailuku, Maui. Principal of Waianae Intermediate School and Pohukaina School. He is survived by spouse, Harriet A. Yano; son, Miles K. (Leslie) Yano; daughter, Cheryl (Lee) Levenson; brother, David (Peggy) Yano; 4 grandchildren. Private services were held.

LILY LI-HUA KONG

Posted On September 29th, 2013 -

LILY LI-HUA KONG Age 67, of Honolulu, passed away September 10, 2013 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born February 28, 1946 in Taiwan. Owner of Diamond International Realtor Co. and Diamond International Travel Co. She is survived by husband, Ivan F. S. Kong; brothers, Tony (Tina) Chang, Jerry (Shawna) Chang, Jimmy Chang. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday 10/3 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MARIA BOSQUE BAJET

Posted On September 29th, 2013 -

9-29 MARIA BOSQUE BAJETMARIA BOSQUE BAJET Age 94, of Pearl City, passed away September 14, 2013 in Waipahu. Born January 1, 1919 in Santa Ilocos Sur, P.I. Senior Companion with the Department of Health. She is survived by husband, Victor Bajet; sons, Ruperto (Imee) Bajet, Narceo (Christine) Bajet, Max Bajet; daughters, Remedios (Susano) Pabo, Soledad (Conrad) Abella, Marivic Bajet; sisters, Tomasa (David) Sago, Primitiva Garcia; 16 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday 10/3 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Friday 10/4 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N School Street, Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

PABLITO C. ULEP

Posted On September 29th, 2013 -

9-29 PABLITO C. ULEPPABLITO C. ULEP If tears would make a staircase, and heartaches make a lane, we’d walk the path to heaven and bring you home again. Pablito C. Ulep, passed peacefully in his sleep, on August 31, 2013. Pablito was born on January 7, 1959 and raised in San Nicolas Ilocos Norte. Pablito worked diligently as a bus operator for Oahu Transit Services for over 15 years. He was named Operator of the Month twice and received numerous recognition awards. Pablito is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Melva Ulep and only child, a daughter and attorney, Dianalyn Ulep. In addition, 9 siblings and 23 nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary in Kaneohe at 7:00 pm. Public viewing begins at 5:30pm. On Saturday, October 5, 2013, a final public viewing will be held at Saint Philomena Church at 10:00 am and Mass service at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples at 1:00 pm.

KELCI MARIE NANI MAKAMAE KEIKO SHIGETA

Posted On September 29th, 2013 -

9-29 KELCI SHIGETAKELCI MARIE NANI MAKAMAE KEIKO SHIGETA Kelci Marie Nani Makamae Keiko Shigeta, 4, of Kailua, passed away August 31, 2013 at Castle Medical Center due to complications from a mitochondrial disease. She was born on December 7, 2008 in Honolulu. She is survived by her loving parents Todd and Kelli, brothers Travis and Jansen, and sister Taylor, grandparents Cliford & Paula Nakaoka and Charles & Florence Shigeta. Visitation 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 5th, at St. Ann’s Church. Funeral services at 12:30 p.m. Burial at 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

ROBBIE RATH

Posted On September 29th, 2013 -

9-29 ROBBIE RATH #2ROBBIE RATH Robbie Rath (Robert H. Rath II) was a keiki o ke kai, who loved the ocean and made it his playground as well as his life’s work. Robbie was born and raised in Honolulu. He attended Punahou School and Menlo College, later graduating from University of Hawaii at Manoa with a degree in geography. From the age of 15, when his family built a beach home on the North Shore, Robbie’s passion was surfing. His favorite surf spots were Ala Moana Bowls, Chun’s and Laniakea. His surf name was “Old Man.” His wife, Ginger Waters, describes him as a “Soul surfer. He would say he wasn’t religious but the closest thing to religion for him was surfing. He said you can’t deny there is a God when you’re at one with a wave, with the mountains as your back drop.” Robbie went surfing on the last day of his life. Robbie was a decorated Vietnam War veteran with the 9th infantry Division of the U.S. Army. He was in a long range reconnaissance team in the communications division. He was an advisor to and fought proudly with the Queen’s Cobra Unit of Thai soldiers. He said he admired and respected them on and off the battlefield. Robbie received a Bronze Star for acts of heroism in a combat zone and a Purple Heart for being wounded in action. He also received a commendation from the Queen of Thailand. Pacific Resources Inc. hired Robbie to oversee operations. He traveled to Tonga, Fiji and Samoa for PRI to set up operations there. After the Exxon Valdez oil spill, he saw the future – that there would be a need for a team of experts to respond to oil spills. He was a founder of Hawaii’s Clean Islands Council, a consortium supported by the oil companies that partners with the national Marine Oil Spill Response Corporation and the Coast Guard. While working for Broken Hill Proprietary (BHP), Robbie gained international respect for his handling of the Iron Baron oil spill on Hebe Reef off Northern Tasmania. His environmental work was so lauded that the Australian government and BHP held a dinner in his honor, bringing both Robbie and his wife, Ginger Waters, to Melbourne to receive an award. Robbie became a consultant and formed his own team to provide oil spill response and mine safety training. His company was called RathResponse and he worked with experts from all over the world in such far flung countries as Colombia, England, Peru, Chile and Australia. Robbie and Ginger first fell in love as teens in 1963. They met again by happenstance 26 years later, in 1989, and married in 1991. Robbie is survived by his wife Ginger, his sisters Paula Rath and Roberta Cullen of Honolulu, three children: Tiare Rath of New York City, Heather Rath of Hilton Head, S.C. and Rob Rath of Hong Kong; and two grandsons: Gray Dimaria and Davis Hama. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, October 3, at 4 p.m. at the Elks – Honolulu Lodge No. 616, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. The family requests that donations be made to Palama Settlement, 810 N. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96817.

THEODORE BERGOLD, SR.

Posted On September 29th, 2013 -

9-29 561115  Theodore BergoldTHEODORE BERGOLD, SR. Ted Bergold, 93, passed away on Aug. 12th. He was a retired Banker and an Army Veteran. He is survived by wife, Elsie; sons, Tim and Tom; daughters Bedda, Kathleen and Mary; brother, Fred Jr., along with 2 nephews, 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Monica, and son, Ted, Jr. Life Celebration will be held at the Elks Lodge #616 on Oct. 10th at 10:00 a.m., followed by scattering of ashes via canoe. Aloha attire.

WILLIAM THOMAS “TOM” FAGAN

Posted On September 29th, 2013 -

9-29 WILLIAM THOMAS (TOM) FAGANWILLIAM THOMAS (TOM) FAGAN JUNE 5, 1945 – SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 William Thomas “Tom” Fagan died in Del Mar, California on September 14. He was 68. Tom was born in Vermillion, Alberta, the oldest of the seven Fagan children. He was the son of Tom and Betty Fagan of East Lansing, Michigan. Tom was pre-deceased by his parents and his wife of 42 years Marilyn (Wierman) Fagan. He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Hughes (Mike), of Scottsdale, Arizona, and sons Brian (Shiraz), of Del Mar, California, and Tim (Yvonne), of Toluca Lake, California, and three grandsons Colin and Brady Fagan and Joe Hughes. He leaves behind his siblings Ann, Mary Ellen, Jim, Paul, John and Mike. An accomplished athlete, Tom played football, basketball and baseball at East Lansing High School for legendary coaches, Roy Kramer & Gus Ganakas. He was a graduate of Dartmouth College (1967) where he played football and rugby and was a member of the Phi Delta Alpha fraternity. He earned his law degree at the University of Michigan (1972) where he was also on the rugby team. While he was in the Army, he was assigned to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, where he learned to speak Russian. Tom was a partner in Widett, Widett, Slater & Goldman in Boston. While practicing in Boston, he was an Advisor to Harvard’s Trial Advocacy Workshop. In 1984 he moved his family to Honolulu and joined O’Connor Playdon & Guben, one of Hawaii’s oldest law firms. He was an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Hawaii Pacific University and a member of HPU’s International Studies Advisory Council. His Hawaii Pacific University students honored him last year: “You guided us on our journey and pointed us in the right direction. We laughed, we loved, we cried. Best of all we learned.” Tom served as President of the Dartmouth Club of Hawaii and was a member of the Exchange Club of Bishop Street. Tom was a very competitive athlete. He loved music, regularly attending live music performances. Most remember him as a raconteur with a quick wit, never one to mince words or shy away from a debate. Tom was an excellent lawyer, a revered academician and a scholar. But first and foremost, he was a loving and proud husband and father and a big brother in the truest sense. He was a great and loyal friend and a man who was loved and respected by so many. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any charitable contributions be made in Tom’s honor to the Boo Boo Memorial Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 308, East Lansing, MI 48826. Memorial celebrations are being planned for Honolulu this fall and in Charlevoix, Michigan next August.

REBECCA “BECKY” KWAI HIN KAMP

Posted On September 29th, 2013 -

9-29 REBECCA KAMPREBECCA BECKY KWAI HIN KAMP Age 67, passed away September 13th in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by husband Leonard Kamp Jr, brother Philip Bing Sum Hung and sister Deborah Lee. Memorial service Monday, October 14th at Borthwick’s Vineyard Chapel. Visitation 9:30 – 10:30 Services to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Becky’s memory to: Catholic Charities Hawaii, 1822 Ke’eaumoku Street Honolulu, HI 96822

PATRICIA C. COOK

Posted On September 29th, 2013 -

PATRICIA C. COOK One year in Heaven, one year you have been there. On October 1, 2012, I lost my beautiful wife to heart failure. I miss her every day, and I would like to thank everyone who has been so supportive during the past twelve emotionally difficult months. A celebration of life will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 11:00 am, at Schofield Cemetery, to honor my wife of 54 years. Flowers welcome. “Good-bye doesn’t mean you’re gone, so long as I still love you, your memory will live on”. I love you forever, Donald Cook, Sr.

MASASHI FUKUMOTO

Posted On September 28th, 2013 -

MASASHI FUKUMOTO 89, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2013, in Orange, California. He retired as Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 and was a veteran of WWII and Korean Wars. He is survived by wife, Mildred; Julie Montgomery, Larry Fukumoto (Shirley) and Lisa Lucas (Paul), 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Service at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2013, Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 7, 2013, at Punchbowl Cemetery. Casual attire.

BERTHA KALAHAUOLE HUIHUI

Posted On September 28th, 2013 -

BERTHA KALAHAUOLE HUIHUI Age 86, of Waimanalo, HI, passed away September 12, 2013 in Waimanalo.Born June 1, 1927 in Eleele, Kauai. Golden member of Fraternal Order of Eagles. She is survived by son, Joseph Kepa H. (Kathy) McCarthy; daughters, Diana (Delbert) Tuazon, Jo K. (Glenn) Keohohou; brothers, Edward (Atsuko) Spencer, Jr., Charles Henry (Diane) Spencer; sisters, Momi Kepelino, Nani Mariano; 11 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (October 1) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (October 2) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 12:00 p.m. Burial 3:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

STUART WILSON

Posted On September 27th, 2013 -

9-27 561111  Stuart WilsonSTUART WILSON formerly of Oahu, Hawaii Stuart Wilson, age 66, of Kadoka, South Dakota, died September 19, in Philip, SD. Stuart spent his early childhood on and around the beaches of northern Oahu. Military Graveside Services were held at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD. Survived by his wife Vicki; sister Karen Speir; brother Steven Wilson; sons Brad Deschamp and Willard Wilson; daughter Reagan Ison; 6 grandchildren. www.rushfuneralhome.com

JARRETT F. (DEKE) CARR

Posted On September 27th, 2013 -

JARRETT F. (DEKE) CARR Jarrett F. (Deke) Carr, 91 passed away September 18 at home. He was born in Berkeley, California on November 21, 1921, son of Grace and Sidney Carr. His family moved to Hawaii in 1922. Jarrett was a WWII Veteran, a retired Hawaiian Airlines pilot and also a fighter pilot with the 199th Fighter Squadron in the Hawaii Air National Guard. He was owner of Carr’s Carpet Cleaners. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lou Esther, children Sharon Dailey (and Ted) of Portland, Orgeon, James Carr (and Cathy) of Makawao, Maui, Barbara Uno (and James) of Kailua, and Steven Carr (and Brenda) of Kaneohe. He is survived by 8 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Celebration of Life Service to be held at St. John Lutheran Church on Oct. 26 at 10:30 and internment at Hawaii Veterans Cemetary on Oct. 28 at 11:00. No flowers please, donations may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or St. John Lutheran Church.

LORENZA “LULAY” BAPTISTA SUGUITAN

Posted On September 27th, 2013 -

LORENZA LULAY BAPTISTA SUGUITAN Age 95, of Waianae, HI, passed away August 27, 2013 in Aiea. Born July 7, 1918 in Barrio Sulvec, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Del Monte Packing Corporation. She is survived by daughters, Nelita Trugillo, Luzviminda “Luz” Ramirez (Andy Regaspi), Merlyn (Carl) Moore; sons, Rudy (Fredelina) Ramirez, Cecilio “Celito” (Sheila) Suguitan, Jr.; 15 grandchildren; 6 great- grandchildren; brother, Restituto (Catalina) Baptista. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (Oct 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JOBIN MUNOZ MORALES

Posted On September 27th, 2013 -

JOBIN MUNOZ MORALES Age 73, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 12, 2013 in Waipahu. Born December 10, 1939 in Gabon, Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Hawaiian Regent Hotel (Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa). Member of Dingrenios of Hawaii. She is survived by husband, Alejandro S. Morales; daughter, Glenda (Leonardo, Jr.) Barajas; 2 grandsons; siblings, Felicitas Arevalo, Shonie (Manny) Aguinaldo, Dionicia (Eduardo) Mendoza, Tranquilino Munoz, Byrne Munoz, Vianor (Yolanda) Munoz, Tessie (Franklin) Manuel, Edwin (Fe) Munoz, Elena (Romeo, Jr) Cruz, Gerry (Lynn) Munoz. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (October 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (October 3) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 10:15 a.m. Burial 12 Noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

GRACE R. OSATO

Posted On September 26th, 2013 -

Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC GRACE R. OSATO Age 81, of Honolulu passed away on August 31, 2013. She was born in Honolulu and was a retired Chun Hoon Pharmacy and Sheraton Moana Surfrider cashier. She is survived by brothers Robert, Raymond (Eleanor) and Stanley Yonesaki; sister Barbara Yonesaki; nephew Brian (Marian) Ito; grandnephews Devan (Kaylina) Ito and Brice (Jalene) Yamashita; great-grandniece Mila Yamashita. A private service was held.

LAWRENCE SUN YEE CHUN

Posted On September 26th, 2013 -

LAWRENCE SUN YEE CHUN Age 85, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired from Verizon. He loved music so much that he took up Ballroom Dancing (HBDA) & became a DJ (Music Magic) for over 15 years. He took pride in caring for his yard & 200 potted roses which he shared with friends. He is survived by wife, Shirley N. Chun; daughter, Valerie L. Adams (Sandor Kiss); sons, Vance L. Chun (Melissa) and Vern L. Chun (Janine); grand- sons, Remington and Reidmond Chun; sister Janet Yee (K. Tim); brother, Herbert Chun (Bernice). Service Information: October 5, 2013. Visitation Time: 9:00 AM. Service Time: 10:00 AM at Mauka Chapel-Borthwick Mortuary (1330 Maunakea Street, Honolulu, HI 96817). Burial Information: October 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire. No, flowers, please.

LAWRENCE SUN YEE CHUN

Posted On September 26th, 2013 -

9-26, 9-30 LAWRENCE CHUN PIC#2LAWRENCE SUN YEE CHUN Age 85, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He loved music so much that he took up Ballroom Dancing (HBDA) & became a DJ (Music Magic) for over 15 years. He took pride in caring for his yard & 200 potted roses which he shared with friends. He is survived by wife, Shirley N. Chun; daughter, Valerie L. Adams (Sandor Kiss); sons, Vance L. Chun (Melissa) and Vern L. Chun (Janine); grand- sons, Remington and Reidmond Chun; sister Janet Yee (K. Tim); brother, Herbert Chun (Bernice). Burial Information: October 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire. No, flowers, please.

JOHN MELVIN FERREIRA

Posted On September 26th, 2013 -

9-26 JOHN MELVIN FERREIRAJOHN MELVIN FERREIRA Age 76, of Waialua, HI, passed away Sept. 16, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born July 26, 1937 in Wailuku, HI. Retired Federal Service. He is survived by spouse, Roseline K. Ferreira; sons, Dennis K. (Victoria) Ferreira, Darren M. Ferreira; daughters, Shirley Ann K. (Raymond) Santiago, Lisa Gay (Stephen) Dewald, Jonnine M. Pugh; brother, James (Lenora) Ferreira; sisters, Nellie May (Harold) Fernandez, Juliet (Gary) Medeiros, Barbara (Joseph) Pinheiro; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (October 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:00 p.m. Program 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (October 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MIYAHIRA, HARRY T. MIYAHIRA

Posted On September 26th, 2013 -

MIYAHIRA, HARRY T. MIYAHIRA, Harry T., AKA Harry T. Higa, 80, US Army Veteran, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2013. He is survived by his loving family; wife, Nerry N. Miyahira; daughters, Polly (John) Veatch, Bekky Miyahira and Juddy (James) Dunagan; 6 grand- children; brother, Melvin (Jaclyn) Higa; sisters, Shirley (James) Asato, Ann (Robert) Creen and Dilys (George) Sunabe, also survived by many nieces, nephews and relatives. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 28, from 12:00PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Hollywood “Old North Church”, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles, with Rev. Mark Nakagawa of Centenary United Methodist Church officiating. The family requests casual aloha attire and in lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charitable organization. WWW.FUKUIMORTUARY.COM (213) 626-0441

LAWRENCE IOLAMA KALILIKANE

Posted On September 25th, 2013 -

9-25 LAWRENCE IOLAMA KALILIKANE newLAWRENCE IOLAMA KALILIKANE 73, of Ho’olehua, Moloka’i, a retired buyer for Hawai’i Metal Recycling passed on Sept. 7, 2013 at Moloka’i General Hospital. He was the 5th child out of 20. He is survived by wife Loretta (Bicoy) Kalilikane, son Mark, daughters Starr & Nani, grand- children Shaney, Shyrelle & Bronson. 9 great-grand- children, 5 brothers & 6 sisters. Funeral services were held on Sept. 14, 2013 on Moloka’i. A Celebration of his life will be held on Sept. 29, 2013 at the Okinawan Center in Waipio from 5:00-9:00pm.

MASATO DOI

Posted On September 25th, 2013 -

9-25 MASAO DOIMASATO DOI On July 21, 2013, the life of one of Hawai`i’s elder statesmen drew to a close. After a long and exceptional life, former Circuit Court Judge Masato Doi died at his home, surrounded by his family. At 92, Masato had lived a life marked by probity and deep commitment to his community. Born on February 4, 1921, in Pa`auhau, Hawai`i, Masato was the youngest child of Toyozo Dohi and Tose Muranaka Dohi. A child of the plantation, he attended Pa`auhau School and Honoka`a Intermediate School. Ever the academic powerhouse, he earned a scholarship to Mid-Pacific Institute (MPI) on Oahu. He was graduated from MPI in 1939 and began his studies at the University of Hawaii Teacher’s College. Immediately following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Masato, along with many other young men, joined the Hawai`i Territorial Guard. Following its dissolution, he formally withdrew from the University and became one of the founding members of the Varsity Victory Volunteers (VVV), an all- Japanese American group attached to the United States Army as a labor force. He served with the VVV until he and other Japanese Americans were able to enlist in the United States Army. Masato served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Antitank Company, and saw battlefield action in Italy and France. Upon his discharge in 1945 he held the rank of Technical Sergeant. After the war, anti-Japanese sentiments were still prevalent on the mainland, but through the efforts of his mentors, Masato was able to take advantage of the G.I. Bill and enroll in Columbia College, where he completed his undergraduate studies, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He then went on to earn his law degree at Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. While in school, Masato met Sachiko Yamada, who had relocated from California to New York following her internment in the Manzanar War Relocation Center during World War II. They were married in 1949 and, after he received his law degree, moved to Honolulu in 1950. Their new life included a law practice and two children, Carolyn and Philip. Before long, guided by his innate desire to help people and serve his community, Masato became an active force in Hawai`i politics. As part of the “Democratic Revolution,” he was elected to the Territorial House of Representatives in 1954 and subsequently served on the Honolulu Board of Supervisors. From 1961 through 1964 he was chairman of the first Honolulu City Council. After an unsuccessful bid for mayor of Honolulu in 1964, Masato was appointed by Governor John A. Burns to the Circuit Court bench, a position which suited his gifts and nature. His values of fairness, honesty, integrity, thoroughness, and consideration of the best interests of the community resonated through this period of his career. Under his guidance as chairman of the Judicial Council of Hawaii Penal Law Revision Project, the Hawai`i Penal Code was born. In 1978, Judge Doi stepped down from the bench and returned to his private legal practice and, when able, volunteered at The Institute for Human Services, the Visitors Center of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, and Project Dana. Sachiko, Masato’s wife of 43 years, died in 1992. Five years later, at age 75, Masato married Cynthia Chi and embarked on a new chapter in his life. Apart from his family and his work, his greatest pleasure was playing golf. An active member of the Waialae Country Club for more than 50 years, he last shot his age at 90 and was still playing with his gang at 92! Over the years he also traveled extensively, often visiting friends and family in Japan. Masato was preceded in death by parents Toyozo and Tose Dohi; siblings Hatsuyo Yamamoto, Matsu, Take, and Katsu Doi, Mitsu Nakata, and Ethel Saigo. He is survived by wife Cynthia Chi-Doi, daughter Carolyn Nomura (Myron), son Philip (Cammy), grandchildren Adrian and Loren Nomura, Frederika Bain, Christopher and Kiko Doi; brother Yutaka Doi (Margie); and a large extended family of nephews and nieces. An honorable and just man, Masato Doi thought deeply and listened carefully. Though his friends and family will miss him dearly, we celebrate the life of a remarkable man whose heart and moral compass always steered him true and led him to the American Dream. In accordance with Masato’s wishes, funeral services were privately held.

EMIL “PAPA” K. RUBIN

Posted On September 25th, 2013 -

EMIL PAPA K. RUBIN Age 70, of Richmond, CA, passed away September 15, 2013 in Honolulu, HI. Born July 29, 1943 in Kilauea, Kauai, HI. He is survived by spouse, Cheryl Aloma Rubin; sons, John Gary (Stephanie) Rubin, Jeffrey Kalani (Tracy) Rubin, Emil Inui (Cerbanie) Rubin; daughter, Melanie Kehaulani (Douglas) Takayama; sisters: Juanita Pendergras, Millie Wilson; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (September 30) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

LAURIE GAY SHELTON

Posted On September 25th, 2013 -

LAURIE G. SHELTON Age 53, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away September 14, 2013 in Honolulu. Born September 3, 1960 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by spouse, Jeffrey Shelton; daughter, Harmony Shelton; sons, Justen Shelton, Kinsley Ikaika Shelton; parents, Edward Norwood & Enid Cummings; sisters, Deedee Kanahele, Rhonda Ching, Tracy Kapu, Tina Ann Beatty; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (Sept. 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

JEAN SUMIKO YAMAMOTO

Posted On September 25th, 2013 -

JEAN SUMIKO YAMAMOTO 79, of Pearl City died in Hanford, Calif. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughters Roberta Yamamoto and Debora McKinley, brother Ross Miyamoto, sister Betsy Miyamoto, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission, 1067 California Ave.


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