Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Commander Robert L. Saracco,

Posted On May 4th, 2017 -

Commander Robert L. Saracco, USN (RET) Surrounded by his loving family, Commander Robert L. Saracco, USN (ret), passed away peacefully in Pleasanton, California on 10 February 2017. After graduation from the US Naval Academy, class of 1957, Bob was commissioned as an ensign, and served for 22 years. He settled in Hawaii where he spent over 40 years in his beloved town of Kailua and was an active member of St. Anthony of Paduas Catholic Church. More than any other accomplishments, Bob was most proud of his 59 year marriage and his beautiful family. He is survived by his wife, Jule; three daughters, Julie (Dennis) Murphy, Amie (Patrick) Prendergast, and Mollie (Marshall) McIntosh; a son, Robert (Valerie); and 10 grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Kailua on 6 June 2017 at 10:00 AM.

Rosalie Moi Lee Ho Hong

Posted On May 3rd, 2017 -

Rosalie Moi Lee Ho Hong Rosalie Moi Lee Ho Hong passed away peacefully at home on March 26, 2017. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 6, 1912, she reached the golden age of 104. She was the youngest of 13 children, attended Chung Shan Chinese Language School and graduated from McKinley High School class of 1931. She helped her father in his grocery store and property rental businesses along Alapai and Beretania streets. Moi Lee became a housewife, community volunteer, educator, avid Kahala Mall walker, and United Chinese Society "Model Mother of the Year" in 2004. She taught at Island Paradise School and Sacred Hearts Academy. A loving wife, mother, Popo, sister, aunty, and friend, Moi Lee inspired 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The Hong Family was blessed to have had her in their lives for so many golden years. She was committed to bringing the family together and passing on Chinese traditions to the next generations. With a vibrant outgoing personality, Moi Lee was a positive role model who counted her blessings with a grateful heart. She continued to have and make new friends of all ages as people gravitated to her because of her zest for life. Interested in their lives, Moi Lee was also interesting to listen to with her many stories. Friends and people she met in the community were drawn to her and enjoyed being in her positive presence, many also hoping to absorb the magic secret of her healthy longevity and outlook on life. A gracious centenarian, Moi Lee was an inspiration to many. Her indomitable spirit will continue as we keep her in our hearts. In Heaven, Moi Lee joins her dear late husband, Dr. Gilbert Hong, to whom she was married for 65 years. Her beloved sons Stanley (Karen) and Michael (Geriann) and son-in-law Alex Leong (Tina). She is survived by daughters Laurie (Alfred) Wong, Tina Leong and son Stephen. Our family is grateful for the many relatives, friends and caregivers who extended their love and kindness in so many ways that contributed to her well-being and full life. Private services were held April 21, 2017.

Hazel Sadako Yasuda

Posted On May 3rd, 2017 -

Of Honolulu, 92, peacefully passed on March 25, 2017 at home. Born in Paia Maui, she attended business school and worked as a dedicated secretary for the American Lung Assoc. The 6th of 10 siblings, Hazel remained close, listened, and shared an upbeat common sense wisdom. She enjoyed baking and cooking traditional foods for family gatherings, raising orchids, and traveling to Las Vegas with beloved late husband Renny. They were loving and supportive of family; they cherished their friends. Hazel lived with courage, kindness, humor, and grace, touching the hearts of all who came to know her. She is survived by daughters Gayle S. (Lloyd) Ah Quin, Cynthia C. (David) Sakamoto, sister Sandra K. Tengan, 3 grand- children, 3 great-grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, and nephews. Private services were held with interment at the VA National Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Patricia “Mama Patty” Ayala

Posted On May 3rd, 2017 -

64, of Honolulu, passed away April 8, 2017. She was a childcare provider/homemaker. Survived by husband, George Ayala, Jr. (Retired City & County Refuge Employee), sons George S. Ayala III, Thomas (Sherry) Barona, daughters Georgette (Jose) Vega, Gidget Ayala, 12 grandchildren, sisters Susan Luna, Lillian (Paul) Desoto, Sybil Santa Ana, brother Benjamin (Wanda) Akui. Services to be held at Mililani Downtown Mortuary on May 6, 2017. Visitation at 9 am. Services at 10 am. "No flowers please".

Verdelle Constance Kealo’okawa’a Peters Lum

Posted On May 3rd, 2017 -

Verdelle Constance Kealo'okawa'a Peters LumVerdelle Constance Kealo'okawa'a Peters Lum passed away at the age of 88, at home peacefully surrounded by her family in Kilauea on April 25, 2017. She was born on April 6, 1929 in Honolulu. Verdelle was very active with the Kauai Association United Church of Christ. She was a volunteer Secretary and Moderator of the Wai'oli Hui'ia Church. Verdelle was an Accountant for the Waikiki Beach Press, American Sanitary Laundry, and C & H Sugar Company. She was the Office Manager-Account Manager for Coors Beer Western Region, and Murchison Construction. She was also employed by Hanalei Bay Resort. She is preceded in death by Husband, Albert YC Lum; Son, Barney GS Lum; Parents, Albert Kahilikuokalani Peters and Esther Kekaiku'ilehua Woodward-Peters; Sister, Florence Ka'ala Peters-Hashimoto; Brother, Spencer Kahilikuokalani Peters, Half-Sisters; Esther Kekaiku'ilehua "Lehua" Perkins; Stella Peters; and Elaine Perkins-Arellano; Half-Brothers, Milton Perkins; Ralph Sing Choy; and Homer Perkins; Hanai Sister, Agnes Chung. Survived by Adopted Brother, Kervin Peters of Honolulu; Sons, Bruce GS (Sharlene Chun) Lum of Honolulu, and Brent GW (Deborah) Lum of Kilauea; Daughter, Jade Haunani SL (Gary) Pacheco of Kilauea; Grandchildren, Christopher (Margaret) Lum; Jennifer Lum-Matamua; Matthew Chun-Lum; Jeffrey Chun-Lum; Stacy-Al Pacheco; Chad (Kim Pa) Pacheco; Aaron HK (Tracy Kyle) Lum; Cheri RK Lum; Eric RK (Ashley) Lum; Great-Grandchildren; Christian (Victoria) Lum; Rachel Lum; Michael (Ashley) Matamua; Jordan Matamua; Taira Matamua; Isaiah Matamua; Tylor Pacheco; David Pacheco; and Aliyah Lum; Great-Great Grandchildren; Dawson Lum; Eliza Lum; Taimane Matamua-Faataoafe; and Numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Beloved Puppy, Princess. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Wai'oli Hui'ia Church in Hanalei. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am with services beginning at 11 am. Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary

Oliver “Oly” Kauhane III

Posted On May 3rd, 2017 -

64 of Honolulu, passed away March 23, 2017 at Queen's Medical Center. Born in Honolulu. He was a Musician. Survived by wife, Colleen Kauhane; father Oliver Kauhane Jr.; step mother, Evelyn Kauhane; sister, Karla Kauhane. Visitation 9am to 10am Saturday May 6, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 10am; No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

ALFRED ALPHONSE YEE

Posted On May 3rd, 2017 -

ALFRED ALPHONSE YEE91, passed away on April 21, 2017. Born in Honolulu, on August 5, 1925. Survived by his wife Elizabeth; children, Lailan (Sean) McGrath, Mark (Teri), Eric (Alisa), Malcolm (Bernadeen), Ian (Luana), Suling (Andrew) Roth, Trevor (Julie), and I'Ling (Ben-David) Sorum; 18 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; sisters, Lucy Fukutome and Ruby Fong; predeceased by brother Daniel; and many nieces and nephews. Public Celebration of Life on May 15, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Oahu Country Club, 150 Country Club Road, Honolulu, HI 96817. No flowers or gifts please. Private burial at Oahu Cemetery. "Big Al" loved his large family and was happiest during their annual family gatherings in Hanalei, Kauai where he could sing, play his guitar and accordion, surf, and share stories of his engineering projects, travels, and the fascinating people he met. He was a 1943 graduate of St. Louis School and served on its Board of Trustees and inducted into the Gallery of Distinguished Achievers. He earned his engineering degrees from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Yale University. In recognition of his work in concrete technology, Rose-Hulman conferred upon him an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree. He was President of Yee Precast Design Group Ltd. in Honolulu, Hawaii and Director of Precast Design Consultants in Singapore. With a career spanning over 65 years, Dr. Yee was a pioneer in the design of prestressed precast concrete structures. His notable projects include: Arizona Memorial, Ala Moana Hotel, Queen Emma Gardens, Kahala Hotel, IBM Building, Aircraft Maintenance Hangar in Guam, Concrete Island Drilling System, and his tallest precast building, The Sail @ Marina Bay's 70-story tower in Singapore. Dr. Yee held over a dozen patents for construction systems and devices such as the NMB Splice Sleeve mechanical connector and the Concrete Honeycomb Precast Framing System for large ocean platforms. Awards/recognitions bestowed include election to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. Titan of the Precast/ Prestressed Concrete Institute, PCI Medal of Honor, ACI and ASCE Honorary Memberships, only honorary member of Cement and Concrete Products Industry of Hawaii, Singapore Concrete Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Yee pursued his passions and led a full and abundant life as a husband, family man, friend, engineer, and inventor. He leaves a lasting legacy and will be greatly missed. "Nothing excites me like a difficult design problem that can be met by a simple solution."

Edna Hisako Isa (née Higa)

Posted On May 2nd, 2017 -

Edna Hisako Isa (ne Higa) Passed away March 22, 2017 at the age of 99. Edna was born in Waipahu, Oahu, Hawaii on September 27, 1917 to Nabe and Ijuro Higa. She had five brothers and five sisters. She worked in the pineapple fields in Hawaii from a young age and was later a sought-after waitress at several Hawaiian hotels and country clubs. Edna married Wilbur Shinso Isa in 1937 and had three children. Wilbur and Edna raised their children in Hawaii, and they later moved to Lomita, California. Toward the end of her life she lived at a care facility in Oceanside, very near her son and his family. Edna loved music; she played the harmonica and keyboard. She was still playing the harmonica at 95 years of age. She also spent countless hours knitting and crocheting blankets for her many friends and relatives. Edna is survived by her son David (Inka), daughter-in-law Yuki, 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grand- children, 4 great-great-grand- children, and 3 siblings; Sue Dote, Betty Thompson, and Wallace Higa. She is preceded in death by her husband Wilbur, daughter Blanche Aurio, son Rodney, grandsons Kendall and Keith Hanakahi, and 7 siblings; Koshin, Kenneth, Dorothy Skelton, Janet Ishikawa, Mildred Hokama, Charles, and Harold. A memorial service will be held on May 6, 2017 at 11:00am at Hosoi Mortuary, 30 Kukui St., Honolulu. She will be inurned with her husband and daughter at Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Elizabeth Hospice at 500 La Terraza Boulevard, Suite 130, Escondido, CA 92025.

LORNA YAGIN MACUSI FERGUSON

Posted On May 2nd, 2017 -

LORNA YAGIN MACUSI FERGUSON44, OF EWA BEACH, HAWAII PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON MARCH 20, 2017. BORN IN HONOLULU ON JULY 26, 1972 GREW UP IN WAIPAHU AND GRADUATED FROM WAIPAHU HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 1990. JUST RESIGNED FROM TOMMY HILFIGER AS STORE MANAGER TO PURSUE HER DREAM AS AN ADULT CARE HOME OPERATOR. WILL SURELY MISS A LOVING DAUGHTER, SISTER, FRIEND AND AUNTIE WHO ALWAYS HAVE THAT LOVELY SMILE AND HAPPY FACE TO EVERYONE. LORNA WILL JOIN HER BROTHER EDGAR IN HEAVEN. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER FIANCE ALEX BOOK, HANAI SONS ALIKA AND MANA, DAD EDUARDO MACUSI, MOM LOURDES YAGIN MACUSI, SISTER LUCI MACUSI, NIECES KAYLA PAGBA AND LEIANA MACUSI, NEPHEW KAINOA MACUSI, COUSINS, UNCLES, AUNTIES, NEPHEWS, NIECES AND VERY DEAR FRIENDS. VISITATION: 5:30 PM SUNDAY, MAY 7 AT MILILANI MORTURARY MAUKA CHAPEL MEMORIAL SERVICES: 8:30 AM BURIAL 11:00 AM MONDAY, MAY 8 MILILANI MEMORIAL PARK.

Harry Kazuo Kaneshiro

Posted On May 1st, 2017 -

Harry Kazuo Kaneshiro, 85, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on March 6, 2017 at the Queen's Medical Center. survived by son; Clyde Kaneshiro, daughter Lee (Steven) Fujita, 4 Grand- children and 5 Great-Grand- children. Private services held.

Toyoko Miyasato

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Toyoko Miyasato, 86, passed away surrounded by family on March 25, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born on July 30, 1930 in Honohina on the Big Island of Hawaii. Toyoko is survived by her husband Tim Seikichi Miyasato; sons Brad Miyasato (Brad Duerre) and Rodney Miyasato (Naomi); daughter Katherine Perron (Richard); brothers Tamotsu and Isawo Isa; sister Kiyoko Imada and 3 grandsons. Service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Mililani Memorial Park Makai Chapel. Visitation 5:00 pm with service at 6:00 pm. No flowers. Casual attire.

Teruo Arai

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Teruo AraiProfessionally known as Koishiro Nishikawa, 90, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully at his home on March 14, 2017. He was born in Tokyo, Japan where he started studying Japanese Classical Dancing from age 6, and spent his entire life perfecting his dancing and acting abilities. As Koishiro Nishikawa, he and his late wife, taught at the Nishikawa-Kotobuki Japanese Dancing Studio in Honolulu. He performed regularly in stage performances in Hawaii, Japan, and major U.S. cities throughout his career. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Private services have been held. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Susan K. S. Jong

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Susan K. S. JongAge 89, of Honolulu, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was born in Canton, China on October 20, 1927. She is survived by husband Monroe, sister Winnie Lee, sons Leighton, Lincoln, Lambert Jong, daughter Lori Toda, and 11 grandchildren. Susan was preceded in death by her daughter Lisa. She graduated from Maryknoll High School and the University of Hawaii. She was the former owner-operator of the Waikiki Prince Hotel. Susan's life will be celebrated on Thursday May 4, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Visitation starts at 5pm with services at 6pm. In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family requests that contributions to the United Church of Christ be considered. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Freesia Fay Keanuenue Kaneaiakala

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Freesia Fay Keanuenue KaneaiakalaJuly 19, 1942 - April 20, 2017 Freesia Fay Keanuenue Kaneaiakala of Kaneohe, Oahu passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on April 20, 2017. She was born July 19, 1942 to David P. Kalani Jr. and Abigail K. Burke Kalani. She attended public schools all her life, starting with Lincoln Elementary, Stevenson Intermediate and Roosevelt high School class of 1960; which was the last English standard class. She worked at Kamehameha Schools printing Shop, Star Bulletin printing Co., Hawaii Library Binding Co., Honolulu Community Action Program, JPS and HonFed Bank. In 1967, she spent 18 months as a Missionary for the LDS church serving among the Indian Tribes of Montana. In 1970, she married her sweetheart, Wayne Kawehi Kaneaiakala, on October 31st in the Laie Hawaii Temple. She loved her husband very much and would accompany him to his many activities. She enjoyed reunions with her Roosevelt classmates as well as her husbands Kamehameha classmates. She traveled to Las Vegas often to enjoy reunions with family and friends. Being a devout Mormon, she and her husband attended Sunday meetings and Laie Hawaii temple regularly. In 2003, she was diagnosed with Uterine Cancer. After surgery she went through chemotherapy and radiation and was in remission for 14 years. In 2008, kidney failure caused her to start dialysis, but it never stopped her from traveling to Vegas or other trips. She and her husband never had children of their own. Being a Fire Fighter her husband would work 24-hour shifts, leaving her home by herself. All that changed when they opened their home to nieces and nephews; which would keep her company during her husband's 24-hour shifts. She was "Miss Aloha", a social butterfly who spoke to anyone regardless of gender, race, age, or religion. Her standard greeting to strangers was "My husband's a fire man, my name is Freesia and I am a Mormon." On April 6, 2017 she was taken to Castle Medical Center due to a stroke which she never recovered from. On April 20th she passed, joining her parents. She is survived by husband Wayne Kawehi Kaneaiakala, her brothers David P. Kalani III, Dwayne K. Kalani Sr. and sister Merle K. Kalani and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held on May 5th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Kaneohe, HI Stake Center at 46-117 Halaulani St. Viewing will be at 8:30-11:00 am, services at 11 am followed by burial at 1pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dr. Keith I. Tonaki

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

76, of Honolulu, a retired medical doctor for Queen's Medical Center, passed away on March 31, 2017 at Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Aimee; daughter, Alison Ipo (Anthony) Roney; brother, Ernest (Louise); and sister, Carole Tonaki. Visitation is at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers or monetary gifts. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Sonja Mollenhoff MASSEY

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Sonja Mollenhoff MASSEYSonja Massey passed away peacefully on April 8th, 2017, in Issaquah, Washington, at age 75, with her family close by. Sonja was born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, shortly before Pearl Harbor, to "E.S." and Madelyn Mollenhoff. She attended Punahou School in Honolulu where she was proud of the fact that she was one the few "13's," those who had attended Punahou for 13 years; from kindergarten through graduation from high school. Her "Class of 59" was also the one that welcomed Hawaii into statehood. After graduation, while studying at the University of California, Berkley, she married Tom Conger, a Punahou graduate and Army officer. During her husband's tour in Germany she contributed many hours of volunteer work as well as developing proficiency in the German language. This marriage gave her three children, Julia, born in Germany; Rand, and Jim, born in Honolulu. Later, in Honolulu, and now a single mother of three, Sonja continued to display the drive, dedication, and loving devotion to her children and others, that played a major role throughout her life. Working in the real estate field she obtained real estate licenses, as well as securities and brokerage licenses that would serve her in her ultimate field of helping people as a Certified Financial Planner. In 1977, Sonja met Cdr. Scott Massey, a naval officer recently transferred to Pearl Harbor; they were married in 1978 in Honolulu. Scott brought three children into the family, Andrea, Richard and Christopher. So true to Sonja's character, she welcomed these three; lovingly, unequivocably, and completely into her family. During their time on Oahu Sonja, Scott, and sometimes recalcitrant children would spend many weekends big-game fishing offshore. This time was highlighted by Sonja's landing a 500 pound blue marlin. Sonja, Scott, and family moved to central Washington in 1982, residing Cashmere; later moving to Fall City, Washington in 1989. She worked as a Certified Financial Planner for over a decade. She was active in the local community, serving six years on the board of the Snoqualmie Valley Senior Center, and served as chairman for their annual plant sale. Sonja loved children, and was always anxious to visit a local school, whether it be in Fall City, South Africa, or Vietnam. One who loved to travel, after she retired in 2006, she and Scott took advantage of many opportunities; traveling throughout Europe and Southeast Asia, as well as South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Myanmar, and exotic Borneo. Sonja and Scott were blessed with many grandchildren; Sydney and CJ Evans, Sam and Maile Conger, Finn Conger, CC and Desi Shaw, and Diego and Julieta Massey. Their Fall City home served as a home base for the extended family, with many summers and holiday seasons filled with the sounds of laughter and happy, energetic grandchildren. Sonja was blessed with a warm, loving, personality; she was naturally beautiful, in body, smile and soul. She is remembered as an incredibly inclusive person, with openness and sincerity. She wanted to include everyone, embracing, yet not dominating. An inveterate hostess, as well as an accomplished amateur chef; she would turn out spectacular meals, with seemingly effortless ease. She was loved by those who met her and will be missed by all. Sonja is survived by her husband Scott; children Julia Lee Evans of San Antonio, Texas; Andrea Shaw of Woodside, California; Rand Conger of Seattle, Washington; Richard Massey of Los Angeles, California; Jim Conger of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and Christopher Massey of London, England, and siblings Karen White of San Antonio, Texas; Jim Mollenhoff of Dallas, Texas; and Molly Light of Rio Medina, Texas. She is predeceased by her parents, "E.S." and Madelyn Mollenhoff. The family would like to thank all of those at the Swedish Cancer Center, Issaquah Campus who cared for her in her final illness. Their warmth and caring through a difficult struggle was greatly appreciated. Sonja will be inurned in the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl, Honolulu, Hawaii) in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers or other gifts of remembrance, please consider a donation in her name to a charity of your choice; the American Cancer Society; or the Snoqualmie Valley Senior Center (www.snovalleysenior.org).

IRENE S. KAWAKAMI YAMAMOTO, M.D.

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Irene S. Kawakami Yamamoto, M.D., 50 of Honolulu passed away peacefully on April 1, 2017. Survived by husband Greg; son Matthew; daughter Christine; sister Esther Kawakami- Williams; half sister Alice Kawakami. Visitation Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Olivet Baptist Church. Service 10:00 a.m. Private inurnment.

Majorie G. Dela Fuente

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Majorie G. Dela Fuente92 years, she was born October 30th, 1924. Raised in Mountain View, Hawaii. Lived in Honolulu, Hawaii over 65 years. Siblings of the Ferriera: Olivia, George, Vivian, Larry, Alice, Stanley and Lorraine. Survived by: Dela Fuente: Marvin, Howard, Larry, and Paul. Grandchildren: Dela Fuente Porcha, Nicole, and Michelle. Loved by many from Aina Haina Congregation of Jehovah Witness. Services: 11:00am-3:00pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Koolau Glass Ballroom.

Kenneth “Tsune” Gushiken

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Kenneth 92 of Honolulu, passed away peacefully in his sleep April 7, 2017. Born in Hakalau, Hawaii. Retired Receiving Clerk for McKesson & Robinsons. Survived by wife, Nancy Gushiken; daughter, Colleen (Ronald) Nakamura; son, Carlton (Keiko) Gushiken; 3 grandchildren, Mari Masuoka, Andrew Gushiken and Kacie Uwaine. Visiitation 9am to 10am Tuesday May 9, 2017 at Makiki Christian Church (829 Pensacola Street); Memorial service 10am. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Pilson (“Young”) Miller

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Pilson (Pilson ("Young") Miller, formerly Cho, passed peacefully at home on April 22, 2017. She was 75 years old. She is survived by her husband, Bernard Miller, her two daughters Nanny and Evelyn, and her four grand- children Ashley, Annette, Olivia, and Penelope. Mrs. Miller was born in Korea, and moved to Honolulu forty years ago. She was married to Bernard, a retired printer and former Coast Guard, for the past sixteen years. Together they were proudly employed by the federal government over the last ten years. They enjoyed cultivating land for gardening, and especially spending family vacations with the grandchildren. Mrs. Miller will be remembered for her strength, determination, and humor. To her daughters she instilled a sense of self-reliance and devotion to family. She had the gift of a sharp wit and easy conversation. She treasured children, delighting in the American traditions of Egg Hunts and Trick-or-Treat. She remained active and vigorous until the past year when she succumbed to illness. She was much loved and will be deeply missed. The family wishes to thank Dr. Marissa Nguyen; Ms. Lourdes Vergara Marcelo and her caregivers; and St. Francis Hospice, for their compassion. Arrangements: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.

TERUO “TERRY” YOSHIMURA

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Age 91, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 5, 2017 in Wahiawa. He was born May 7, 1925 in Hanalei, Kauai, HI. A retired mechanic from J.C. Penny Automotive Department, he was a U.S. WWII Army veteran. He is survived by wife, Kimiko Yoshimura; sons, Glen T. (Eiko) Yoshimura, Stanley R. (Mary) Yoshimura, Melvin M. Yoshimura; 3 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren. Private services held.

Robert “Bob” Katsuyoshi Sonoda

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

74, of Honolulu, an Air Force veteran and retired computer consultant for IBM, passed away on April 2, 2017 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons, Scott and Kenan; mother, Sadako; brother, Edward (Gwendolyn); and sisters, Judith Goo and Barbara (Glenn) Fujimoto. He was predeceased by his wife, Jan Kawabata. Visitation is at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 1:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Aiko Uechi Eckerd

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Aiko Uechi Eckerd85, passed away on January 26, 2017. She was a special person and meant the world to her husband of 50 years, "Dusty" (who predeceased her in 2012) and her surviving family: daughter Shelley (Al) Perez; son Jeff (Gale) Eckerd; half-daughter Wendy Eckerd; four grandchildren (Scott, Erin, Laura and Megan); and brothers Shigeru and Kazuo Uechi. Aiko was born in Waimea, Kauai, on July 25, 1931, to Machiju and Kame Uechi and grew up in the sugar plantation town of Kekaha. She graduated from Bob Jones University with a bachelor's degree in English and went on to receive her Master of Education degree from the prestigious George Peabody College for Teachers (now part of Vanderbilt University) in Nashville, Tennessee. She returned home to begin her teaching career at Ewa Elementary School, eventually retiring as principal of Haleiwa Elementary after 30+ years of service. Although retired, her love for education drove her to volunteer for many more years at the Parent-Community Networking Center at Mililani Waena Elementary. Aiko was a devout member of the Mililani Baptist Church where she developed many special relationships. She also loved mission work and was involved in starting four churches on Oahu: Palisades Baptist, Mililani Baptist, Waipio Gentry Baptist, and Cornerstone Mission. Private services were held on March 11, 2017. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

TIMOTHY JOHN LUI-KWAN

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

TIMOTHY JOHN LUI-KWANTimothy John Lui-Kwan (66) passed away while swimming in the waters of Kaimana Beach, April 16, 2017. Tim will be remembered for his generosity, humility, and spirit of aloha that embodied everything he did. He was a selfless and loving family man, an avid waterman, and a dedicated and passionate attorney. Born on March 25, 1951 to Benedict and Valentina Lui-Kwan in Hilo, Hawai'i, Tim was the fourth of ten children. A proud graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Tim earned a degree in Anthropology from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. While working as an archaeologist for the Bishop Museum, he earned his law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law. He was a partner in the Honolulu law office of Carlsmith Ball. He was leading the charge for the University of Hawai'i at Hilo and the Thirty Meter Telescope. Before joining Carlsmith, Tim worked for the Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i and served as deputy planning director and deputy corporation counsel for the County of Hawai'i. In his early days, he was a part of the cultural revitalization taking shape in the 1970s and was actively engaged with Alu Like, Pa'a Pono Miloli'i, Protect Kaho'olawe 'Ohana, Pele Defense Fund, Hui Mamalahoa, to name a few. This commitment threaded through his entire life. Tim has a large, loving family - his wife Lynn "Marty" Martinson Lui-Kwan, daughter Erica Mahina Lui-Kwan, son Nicholas Lui-Kwan, stepdaughter Malia Paul, son in law Scott Paul, two grandchildren Kainoa and Mehana Paul, brothers Benedict, Ivan, Gregory, James, Randal, and Alexander, and sisters Anna (Akaka), Valerie, and Nicola (Giardina). A service celebrating Tim's life will be held at Diamond Head Memorial Park Chapel on Saturday May 6. Visitation begins at 9:00 am and the service begins at 10:30am. Aloha attire.

Charles Shin Sato

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Charles Shin Sato81, of Mililani, Hawaii passed away peacefully at his home on March 24, 2017. He was born in Ewa. He was a member of the Kunia Orchid Society. He is survived by his wife, Doris; daughters: Charlayne (Carlton) Taniyama and Jennifer (Guy) Hera: three grandchildren: Curtis, Cody and Carly; brother Melvin (Lois) Sato; sisters: Lillian Takushi, and Florence (Robert) Lee. Services will be held May 7, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. Casual attire.

VIRGINIA MARIE VIERRA-GAMAYO

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

VIRGINIA MARIE VIERRA-GAMAYOGinny, 60, of Kailua, passed away on April 20, 2017. Born in Lihue, Kauai on December 7, 1956, she was the youngest of three children to Joseph Vierra and Clara Costa. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She spoke fondly of her work as a Financial Administrator for Lifetouch Photography, as well as her prior 25 years of service at American Savings Bank. Baking brought her great joy and she loved surprising family, friends and co-workers with delicious treats. Ginny is survived by husband Willie Gamayo; children Ashley Gamayo, Christina (Brad) Santos, Rachel Gamayo and Nathan Gamayo; granddaughter Emalia Santos; and brother Joseph Vierra, Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Richard Vierra. Services to be held at St. John Vianney Church in Kailua. Evening visitation at 5:30pm Wednesday, May 10th with wake service at 7pm. Morning visitation at 10am Thursday, May 11th with mass service at 11am. Burial to follow at 2pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.

Doris Ishikane

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Doris (Yanagawa) Ishikane 72, of Honolulu passed away on March 29, 2017 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, and a graduate of Hilo High School and the University of Hawaii College of Nursing, she was a retired RN and CCRN who worked for The Queen's Medical Center for 36 years. She is survived by husband Jerry Ishikane, daughter Denise (Ryan) Shigeta, son Kevin (Jessica) Ishikane, brothers Richard and Sidney Yanagawa, and two grandchildren. Visitation 3:00 p.m., services 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Charles”Wayne” Hodges

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Charles67, of Kaneohe, retired building inspector for the Department of Education, passed on April 15, 2017. A graduate of UH School of Architecture, he was a loving and devoted husband, fly fisher, Boy Scout leader, marathon runner, former lifeguard, life member of Trout Unlimited and board member of Unity Windward. Survived by his wife, Marilyn Nagel; children, Marc, "Kitty" (Curtis) Priddy, Ryan (Maria), David; grandchildren, Kai, Olivia and Wyatt; brothers Lance (Patty) and Wilton "Fuzz" (Anya), nieces and a nephew; and former wife, Helene Hagen. Wayne willed his remains to UH JAB School of Medicine. A Celebration of Life is yet to be announced. Donations may be made to Trout Unlimited, Hospice Hawaii or Unity Windward.

Leo Warren Kaleo

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Leo Warren Kaleo92, of Lynnwood WA. Passed away on March 20, 2017. He was born and raised in Hawaii and moved to Washington State in 2000. He retired from the State of Hawaii's transportation Department after 32 years of service. He enjoyed cooking baking and helping family and friends after he retired. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret. He is survived By his son Warren Kaleo, son Wayne Kaleo and wife Alohalani and son Samuel Kaleo and wife Jennifer; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren: Sister Nani Chong, Brother Elmer Kaleo and Sister Charlotte Keala. Memorial services will be held at Millilani Memorial Park at the Mauka Chapel on May 2, 2017. Starts at 9:30 AM to 12:00PM. Burial to follow at 12:30 PM at Millilani Memorial. Aloha attire, No flowers please.

Marcela “Marcy” Chevy Sagon

Posted On April 30th, 2017 -

Marcela 61, of Wahiawa passed away on March 15th, 2017. She was born in Wahiawa on September 19, 1955. Marcy graduated from Leilehua High School in 1973, attended Leeward Community College and then graduated from Whitworth University with a degree in Music. She was also a music instructor with "Na Mea Ho'okani Pila". Preceded in death by her father, Marcelino, she is survived by her mother, Felicidad "Fely" Yacapin Sagon; brother, Milton A. (Fay) Sagon; nieces Kelli L. Buenconsejo and Lee E. (Eric) Buenconsejo-Lum and grand nephew, Brandon R. Lum. Marcy's Celebration of Life will be held on May 4th at Mililani Memorial Park - Waipio Mauka Chapel. Visitation from 9:00 a.m.; Memorial Service will be at 10:30 a.m.. Service is open to friends and family. Casual Attire.

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