Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Gensho Miyashiro

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

GENSHO MIYASHIRO Age 102, passed away on February 1, 2015. Born in Eleele, Kauai, he was a retired chef for the Ilikai Hotel and Pagoda Hotel. A member of Jikoen Hongwanji and Haneji Club, Mr. Miyashiro is survived by his wife, Yoshiko; daughters, Leatrice (George) Higa and Christine (John) Botelho; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Gencho (Kazuko) and Genbun (Nobuko) Miyagi. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service 11:00 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.

CLAYTON M PALAU

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

CLAYTON M. PALAU Age 64, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 9, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born August 11, 1950 in Honolulu, HI. He retired from the Waianae Comprehensive Health Center. He is survived by wife, Diane Palau; son, Paul (Cherrie) Palau; daughters, Lovelyn (David) Ampeloquio, Shanna (Ryan) Kahana; brother, Robert “Bobby” Palau; 8 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Mar 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Scattering of ashes 10:00 a.m. Saturday (Mar 21) at Pokai Bay, Waianae.

CHRISTOPHER ROBERT BORSCH

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

$nameCHRISTOPHER ROBERT BORSCH Christopher Robert Borsch, born on July 7, 1975 in Honolulu to Patti Borsch and the late Ferd J. Borsch, died peacefully at home on January 27, 2015, while surrounded by family. Chris grew up in the beautiful Temple Valley area of Kaneohe. He attended St. Ann School, Maryknoll Grade School and graduated from Maryknoll High School in 1993. Always the peace-maker, he served as a peer counselor during his upperclassman years. He had a deep love for sports and participated in JV and varsity basketball, volleyball and track. In 2000, he received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Chris worked hard and played hard. The beach was his playground as he spent many days with family and friends body surfing and playing with his beloved Newfie, Kuma. He is survived by his mother Patti Borsch and step-father Edward Lui; brothers Timmy Borsch and Brian Borsch; and sister Lisa Wardwell (Daniel). Celebration of Chris’ life will be held on March 23, 2015 at Sacred Heart Church, 1701 Wilder Avenue, Honolulu. Visitation at 9:30 am; Eulogy at 10:30 am; Mass at 11:00 am; reception immediately following Mass. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frances Leilani Aweau Ashley

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

FRANCES LEILANI AWEAU ASHLEY Age 86, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 3, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born July 29, 1928 in Waipahu, HI. She was a member of the Pokai Bay Orchid Club, Waianae AARP, Wahiawa Lion’s Club, and a volunteer for Hawaii Food Bank. She is survived by sons, Bradfrey “Gary” (Debbie) Ashley, Grayling (Colette) Ashley, Danet Ashley, Myron (Giselle) Ashley; daughter, Shelaine (Alfred) Carvalho; brother, Julian Hipolito; 19 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Mar 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment to follow 1:00 p.m. at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery, Wahiawa. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Esperdion “Eddie” Asugui Atmospera

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

ESPERDION EDDIE ASUGUI ATMOSPERA Age 96, of Aiea, HI, passed away February 12, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born December 14, 1918 in the Philippines. Esperdion was retired from Castle & Cooke as a stevedore. He is survived by sons, Richard (Barbara) Atmospera, Clifford (Yvonne) Atmospera, Randy (Joanna) Atmospera, John (Clara) Atmospera, Alfred (Judy) Rebolledo; daughter, Marion (Stanley) Medeiros; 32 grandchildren; 37 great-grand- children; 2 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Thursday (Mar. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:45 a.m. Inurnment 11:30 a.m., Saturday (Mar. 21) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

SUSAN A. M. LEE

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

SUSAN A. M. LEE August 1, 1953 – December 23, 2014 Susan A. M. (Scown) Lee passed December 23, 2014 in New Zealand, age 61 years, with her family by her side. She was the beloved mother of Shona, Kanani, Diana, and Trevor (deceased); nana of Jaron, Trevor, Jonah, Makana, and Keahi; loving daughter of Trevor Scown and Jocelyn Lovell (deceased); sister of Vivienne, Warryck, Shelton, and Marcia; and partner of Jack Shaff. A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the Club View Gardens Recreation Center 47-761 Hui Kelu St. Kaneohe, HI 96744. Please join us to celebrate our mother’s life.

ABIGAIL KAILIPANIO PAHIA GUTCHER

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

3-15 ABIGAIL GUTCHER -ABIGAIL KAILIPANIO PAHIA GUTCHER Passed away in Kailua-Kona on August 18, 2014. She was 90 years old. She was married to Robert Gutcher until his passing in February of 2006. She is survived by her two children Gary Robert Gutcher and Sandra Olani Decker, four grandchildren, and eight great- grandchildren. As a child Abigail grew up in Kaneohe and attended Ben Parker school. During World War II she worked as a switchboard operator at the Kaneohe Navy Marine Corps Air Base and also as an usher at the Kaneohe Theater where she met her husband “Bob” Bob was from Montana stationed at Kaneohe serving as an aviation mechanic. They spent most of their lives living in Kailua. “Gail” was an avid bowler and participated in many bowling leagues in Kailua. She also loved to garden and share her flowers. Abigail retired from Macy’s Ala Moana. She was proud of her Hawaiian heritage and believed it was important to pass that pride on to her children and grandchildren. A short, grave side memorial will be held on Friday, March 20, at 11 am at Kaneohe Veterans Cemetery at which time Abigail will be placed to rest with her husband Robert in the Veterans Colubarium.

Alfred Ainoa “Eki” “Coach” Espinda, Jr.

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

ALFRED AINOA “EKI” “COACH” ESPINDA, JR. Age 78, of Kaneohe died on February 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Moana Whaley Espinda, mother, Thelma “Sookie” Ahuna Espinda, and father, Alfred Espinda, Sr. He is survived by sons, Allen (Sandy) Espinda and Nolan (Malia) Espinda; daughters, Alana “Kau’i” (Pili) Faagai and Nalani Espinda; brother, Herbert (Marie) Espinda, and sister, Kaleinani (Walter) Larsen; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and ‘ohana. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was an all-star athlete in football, basketball, and baseball at Punahou High School. He was selected to play for Hawaii’s All-Star Baseball Team that competed in Japan and was most noted for his game-winning catch in the 1953 Football State Championship against St. Louis. He graduated from Punahou in 1954, eventually garnering Hall of Fame honors for football in 1981. He went on to compete in varsity football and baseball at Purdue University and received his B.S. in Physical Education in 1958. After receiving his M.A. and teaching certificate from the University of Hawaii in 1961, he began his teaching career at Waiahole Elementary. From there, he became an educator and head football coach at Farrington High School, where he mentored countless young men and women. His legacy as a teacher and coach was encouraging young individuals to excel on and off the field, inspiring his students and athletes to receive a college education in an effort to shape them into future, impactful leaders of Hawaii. Along with his career, he remained a dedicated husband, caring father, and loving grandfather, spending time as a volunteer coach for community youth leagues in basketball, baseball, and soccer. All who knew him came to respect his stalwart persona, cherish his contagious charisma, and appreciate his love for music and laughter. We welcome you to join us in a celebration of his life on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Thurston Memorial Chapel at Punahou School. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. and memorial services at 12:00 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

Roger Kneeland Godfrey

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

ROGER KNEELAND GODFREY May 20, 1932 – March 5, 2015 Roger was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife Signe; sons Denton and Richard; daughters Karen, Wendy and Jonelle; grandchildren, Nina, April, Kayla, Karys, Daniel, Kai and Jade; sons-in-law, Andy, Keith and Matt; and nephews Dudley and Adam Godfrey. Roger was an All State Basketball player in high school and college. His athleticism also included golfing. He led his high school golf team to the Suburban Links Crown and won medalist honors in a meet against 60 other players. He earned a BBA in finance and marketing from the University of Wisconsin, and then served as chief of the accounting division for the U.S. Army Finance Corps in Europe. He returned to earn an MBA from Stanford University in 1958. Roger’s impressive career in the food industry began at the young age of 15 where he worked in his family’s grocery stores, The Godfrey Company. After his graduate work, Roger had acquired supermarkets from the Bay Area to San Jose to build a 10-store chain. He sold the chain of stores to work for Certified and became the EVP and GM in Hawaii. Then he worked as the Director of Distribution for Foodland Supermarkets. From there, Roger moved on to Fleming Cos. where he was Division President. After Fleming, he helped to negotiate the successful sale of Times Supermarket and served as President before retiring. In retirement, Roger remained active in the community, serving on the boards of the Hawaii Foodbank, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority and on the Executive Committee for the Hawaii Sheraton Bowl. He also enjoyed golf, gardening, and travelling with his wife, Signe. Roger was inducted into the Hawaii Food Industry Association’s Hall of Fame in 2012 a prestigious recognition of contributions made to the food industry in Hawaii. Asked about his success, Roger was once quoted as saying it was due to “a great meat guy for a partner, a great produce guy and a go-for-broke attitude by all.” However, an industry colleague said it also was because of his honesty and integrity, and described Roger as “someone who cares about you in both business and personal matters.” He left a lasting impact on those who knew him and a legacy for us all to remember. He will be greatly missed. Services: Tuesday, March 17th at Hosoi Mortuary, 30 N Kukui Street (corner of Kukui and Nu’uanu Streets) 11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. – Visitation 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. – Program Refreshments to follow 3:00p.m. – Interment at the Punchbowl National Cemetery

STEPHEN JUNIOR GALLYER

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

STEPHEN JUNIOR GALLYER Age 81, of Aiea, HI, passed away January 25, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born July 9, 1933 in Torrance, CA. He is survived by wife, Francisca J. Gallyer; step-son, Maximiano G. (Rosalinda O.) Jardin; step-daughters, Pamela A. (Robert) Lynch, Catherine Hardin; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Saturday (Mar. 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 11:00 a.m. Casual attire.

TERUKO ” TERI” OGOMORI

Posted On March 15th, 2015 -

TERUKO TERI OGOMORI Age 87, of Aiea, HI, passed away February 8, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born October 4, 1927 in Hilo, HI. She is survived by son, Wayne Ogomori; daughters, Joyce (David) Kamimura, Jenny (Karl) Okano; brother, Takumi (Sachi) Doi; sister, Hilda (James) Ishizaki; 4 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Private service were held.

Sean Lee

Posted On March 14th, 2015 -

SEAN LEE 34, beloved son and father was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Though his life was short, it was memorable and will be remembered fondly by his friends and family. He is survived by father James R. Lee, wife Misty, daughter Haley, mother Lisa Lee, sisters Jeannine and Janette, brothers James, Jeremy and Daniel, stepmother Marina Lee. Memorial services will be held in Portland Oregon on Saturday March 14th and in Honolulu at Oahu Cemetery on March 21st at 10am.

Marcelo “Ninoy” Lamug Duez

Posted On March 14th, 2015 -

MARCELO “NINOY” LAMUG DEUZ Age 42, of Honolulu, passed away February 17, 2015 in Honolulu. Born January 16, 1973 in Lataag, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was employed at Nishimoto Trading Company and an avid fisherman. He is survived by parents, Filemon and Florencia Deuz; brothers, Dominador (Corazon) Deuz, Joel (Lina) Deuz, Leonard Deuz, Diomedes Deuz; sisters, Marlyn (Joseph) Deuz- Bumanglag, Nelfa Deuz, Lina Deuz, Marites (Jeffrey) Fernandez. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday 3/20 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday 3/21 at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road, Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:00 noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Soledad Nagtalon Ancheta

Posted On March 14th, 2015 -

SOLEDAD NAGTALON ANCHETA Age 94, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 9, 2015 in Waipahu, HI. Born April 28, 1920 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters, Florasol (Reynaldo) Damo, Florence (Benjamin) Peralta; brothers, Florendo Nagtalon, Efren (Kathy) Nagtalon; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Mar 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Betty (Akiko) Miyagawa Fukushima

Posted On March 14th, 2015 -

BETTY (AKIKO) MIYAGAWA FUKUSHIMA 80, the last of seven siblings passed away on Friday, February 27th in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Born in Maui, HI on August 3, 1934 to Koichi and Sumiko Miyagawa. Shortly after graduating from McKinley High School in 1952, Betty Miyagawa married high school sweetheart, Clarence Fukushima. They got married and settled in Huntington Beach, California where they raised their two daughters. She is survived by her two daughters Lori, and Lyn, her 4 grandchildren, Kristin, Patrick, Cassidy, Nicholas, and two great grandchildren, Paige, Parker and her nieces and nephews. Betty Fukushima’s ashes will be scatterred off the coast of Newport Beach, California, in a private ceremony for immediate family.

Henry “Big Hank” Asinsin Jr

Posted On March 14th, 2015 -

HENRY BIG HANK ASINSIN, JR. Age 60, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 12, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 10, 1954 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by spouse, Leona P. Asinsin; sons, Randy G. K. (Kelly) Asinsin, Sr., Henry “Hank” N. (Lisa) Asinsin, III; daughters, Kelley Ann M. (Frankie) Santiago, Julie H. (Lisale) Paselio; brothers, Clyde T. (Donna) Asinsin, William J. “Bill” (Doreen) Asinsin; sisters, Lil “Lani” (George) Naki, Melonie S. Asinsin, Hollie W. (Gregory) Kamai; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Mar. 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

ALFRED L.K. KAUIHOU

Posted On March 13th, 2015 -

$nameALFRED L.K. KAUIHOU May 20, 1923 -February 26, 2015 On February 26, 2015, Alfred L.K. Kauihou Jr. peacefully passed in his sleep at home. He was 91 years old, and was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Doris, five children: Lyle (Leilyn), Jan Russell, Gregg (Carol), Gayle, Ross and many nieces and nephews. He enjoyed his retirement after 32 years of service as a salesman for Sears Roebuck. He was a loving husband, and a dedicated, loving father to his children. He had a strength of character, wonderful sense of humor and always, a positive outlook on life. He will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation: 5-6 p.m., Wednesday –March 18–at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Memorial service to follow at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

LAWRENCE “LARRY” YATSUO YANAGI

Posted On March 13th, 2015 -

LAWRENCE LARRY YATSUO YANAGI Lawrence “Larry” Yatsuo Yanagi, 83 of Honolulu. Passed away on February 18, 2015. Born June 2, 1931 in Wailuku, Maui. Retired from GTE Hawaiiantel as a Customer Services Specialist and an Air Force veteran. Survived he survived by wife Lily. Daughters Lori Castaneda and Ginger Ramirez, son Guy Lau. Brother George “Sonny” Yanagi, three grandchildren and a great grandchild. Visitation 9 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services 10 a.m. Inumnent 10:30 a.m. March 17 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Seikichi Ige

Posted On March 12th, 2015 -

SEIKICHI IGE Age 84, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 10, 2015 in Honolulu. Born January 5, 1931 in Waipahu. She is survived by sister, Shizuko Yamauchi; nieces and nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (Mar 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

VENANCIO BERGANTINOS LIME

Posted On March 11th, 2015 -

VENANCIO BERGANTINOS LIME Age 101 of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 9, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born May 18, 1913 in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Lesa Lime; sons, Vincent (Pauline) Lime, Angel (Sheralyn) Lime of Fairfield, CA, Taateo Lime; daughters, Anita (Felix) Navares, Shirley (Sonny) Miguel of El Paso, TX, Linda (Dwight) Daniel of San Antonio, TX, Sally (Peter) Tomas of Humble, TX, Lillian Lime, Sandra (Bruce) Lime, Helen (Wayne) Hunt of Fayetteville, NC, Susan (David) Bailey; 48 grandchildren; 74 great grandchildren; 10 great-great granchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (Mar.17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Family Program 10:30 a.m. Prayer service 12:00 p.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CLARENCE BUSH JR.

Posted On March 11th, 2015 -

$nameCLARENCE BUSH JR. Retired C & C Refuse Dept. Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary March 18, 2015 Visitation: 9:30 – 10:30 am Service: 10:30 – 11am

YUKIE MCCORMICK

Posted On March 11th, 2015 -

YUKIE MCCORMICK Yukie McCormick, one of 13 children born April 13, 1920 to Genjiro Hironaka and Yoshi Hirosue who migrated from Yamaguchi, Japan to Lihue, Kauai and later to Waialua. Passed away peacefully on February 24, 2015. She worked many years in the food industry business which included JoJan’s, Michel’s, and the Spencecliff Corporation @ the Ranch House in Aina Haina as a pantry cook. She is survived by one sister, Jean Shimasaki of Eureka, California, daughters Diane E Harada and Deborah Ann McCormick, four grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

ANITA CARAVALHO GARCIA

Posted On March 10th, 2015 -

ANITA CARAVALHO GARCIA Age 80, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 1, 2015 in Kaneohe, HI. Born September 26, 1934 in Honolulu, HI. A devoted Catholic who attended St. Theresa and St. Peter & Paul, Honolulu; St. Ann, Kaneohe; St. Anthony, Kailua; and St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani. She is survived by husband, Danny Q. Garcia; sons, Roy (Kelly) Anaya, Lando (Avis) Anaya, Danny P. (Moani) Garcia; daughter, Anna (Juan) Vega; brother, Ernest Caravalho; sisters, Margaret Martinez, Bennerita (Joe) Coltes; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Saturday (Mar. 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

Mamerto “Mert” Baliguat Jr

Posted On March 9th, 2015 -

MAMERTO MERT BALIGUAT, JR. Age 59, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 25, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born October 1, 1955 in Ewa Beach, HI. He was a member of Ewa Kempo Karate Club. He is survived by wife, Danette Baliguat; son, Michael Baliguat; daughters, Christina Yambaw (Kimo) Moore, Roseanna M. Baliguat, Angela Y. (Brandon) Cabana; sister, Nedrra (Daerick) Lanakila; aunty, Mary B. Powell; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (Mar. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 1:00 p.m., Saturday (Mar. 14) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Nobuyuki Watanabe

Posted On March 9th, 2015 -

NOBUYUKI WATANABE Age 87, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 6, 2015 in Kapolei, HI. Born June 16, 1927 in Paauilo, HI. A retired accountant for the U.S. Coast Guard. He is survived by Janet Watanabe; Son, Keith Watanabe; Daughter, Coran Watanabe; Brother, Yasuki Watanabe; Sisters, Tsuyuko Serain, Chieko Cornelios. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Friday (Mar. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire No monetary offerings, please.

Nathaniel Saltonstall

Posted On March 9th, 2015 -

$nameNATHANIEL SALTONSTALL Nathaniel Saltonstall of Scarborough, ME died on February 27, 2015. He was 86. Mr. Saltonstall is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Sibley Saltonstall, four children: Karen, Tim, Stewart and Susan, seven grandchildren, and his sister Patricia Saltonstall. Most of his career was spent as an educator and educational consultant. In his retirement years, Mr. Saltonstall committed much of his time working with a variety of local and national charitable organizations. Nat will be remembered for his generosity, commitment to others, and loving heart. In lieu of flowers, Nat requests that donations be made to your local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Martha Maka Takata

Posted On March 8th, 2015 -

$nameMARTHA MAKA TAKATA Age 89, passed away February 11, 2015 in Straub Clinic & Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii. Born January 28, 1926 in Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter, Pauline Takata; sons, Samuel (Jeanette) Kootaka, Eugene Takata, Vincent (Momi) Takata, Lawrence Takata; brothers, Randall Simeona, Earl Simeona and Robert Simeona; 12 grand- children; 13 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren. Visitation Thursday (3/12) 5:00 p.m. at Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Nuuanu; Service 7:00 p.m.; Visitation again Friday (3/13) 8:30 a.m. at Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Nuuanu; Service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire. “Faithful to the Lord Martha Maka Takata (Sweet Heart). Her loving voice proclaimed. I’m thankful for Jesus. Jesus loves all of us. Mami until we meet again. In the cloud of Angels with Jesus. Your beloved children. Aloha.”

Sue Ellen Kamakanakai’ilialoha Ketner Cullen Orian

Posted On March 8th, 2015 -

$nameSUE ELLEN KAMAKANI KAI’ILIALOHA KETNER CULLEN ORIAN With great sadness we share the unexpected passing on February 13, 2015 of our beloved Omma, Sue Ellen Kamakanikai’ilialoha Ketner Cullen Orian, of Sunset Beach, HI. Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, to Charles & Doris Ketner. She moved to Hawai’i in the early 1960’s and never left. She won the 1962 Tandem Division of the Makaha Int’l Surfing Championship with “Nappy” Napoleon, received her Early Education degree from BYU and taught for 22 years at La’ie Elementary. She was a Walmart Teacher of the Year. Omma will be remembered for her gentle manner, huge heart and unending capacity to love without judgment, her love of family, Team Edward and The Twilight Saga. She loved us All Much, and was always All Smiles, just like Eli. We are All Heartbroken. Survived by husband Albert Orian, Sister Sally Hogan, Brother David Ketner, Daughters Kalikolehua Orian & Kanoelani Wood, Sons Keith “Kalani”, Kyle & Kip Orian, & Karrie (Kip’s wife) who she considered a daughter, 15 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. “No measure of time with you will be long enough, but we’ll start with forever.” (Twilight: Breaking Dawn). A Celebration of Omma’s Life will be held on Saturday, March 21st. Please visit her memorial page at http://www.facebook.com/ ommasgarden for further information.

Yasumori Harold Tomi

Posted On March 8th, 2015 -

YASUMORI HAROLD TOMI Age 91, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and a retired captain for the Honolulu Fire Department, passed away on February 14, 2015 at the Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Honohina, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife, Dora Y. Tomi; son, Edwin Y. Tomi (Ruby); grandson, Darin Tomi (Amy); granddaughter, Darcy Yamamoto (Darryl); and great grandsons, Dylan and Dustin Tomi. Private services held. No monetary gifts.

FUIFUILOTU TAIGA ALAIVANU

Posted On March 8th, 2015 -

FUIFUILOTU TAIGA ALAIVANU Age 68, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 6, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born January 7, 1947 in Alofau, American Samoa. A United States Marine Corps veteran. He is survived by sons, Fuifuilotu (Ramona) Alaivanu, Aliitia Alaivanu, Billy (Erin) Alaivanu, Roy (Noelani) Alaivanu; daughters, Victoria (Jeffery) Williams, Fale (Tualofu) Faumuina, Lutiaipuava Alaivanu, Meleiseleisa (Flavio) Leon, Florence (Eugene) Alaivanu, Rose (Mataiva) Taetuna; brother, Olo Foloifo; sisters, Faleatoa Toia, Meleseleisa Sailiai; 36 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Wednesday (Mar. 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran