Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

DOROTHY MIYEKO LEE

Posted On March 20th, 2016 -

DOROTHY MIYEKO LEE 90, Honolulu , died on March 14, 2016 at Kuakini Geriatric Care. Born on June 11, 1925 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Survived by son, Francis (Karen) Lee; daughter, Lori Lee; daughter- in-law, Marie McCauley; sisters, Alice Okamoto, Marian Suyemura; grandchildren, Keola Lee, Kainoa McCauley. Family request casual attire be worn. Visitation from 10:00am on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Services 11:00am. Burial at 1:00pm at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

ARTHUR AKIRA KOHARA

Posted On March 20th, 2016 -

$nameARTHUR AKIRA KOHARA Age 88, of Honolulu passed away on February 23, 2016. He was born in Honolulu, spent his youth in Hilo, and was a graduate of McKinley High School, Class of 1945. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan. He attended the University of Hawaii, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He served as Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma, School of Architecture, obtained his Professional license and opened his own practice. He was self-employed, dba Arthur A. Kohara Architect, Inc., and retired in 2004. He is survived by his wife, Peggy H. Kohara; sons, Jeffrey (LeAnn) and Scott (Tina) Kohara; daughters, Lynne (Gregory) Hayashi and Kimberly (Keith) Nakano; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brother, Roy Kohara; sisters, Mildred Takabayashi, Marion (Akira) Iwata, Evelyn (Thomas) Tanouye, and Jean (Richard) Iwamuro. He was a member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin for over 40 years, serving as President of Sudhana Fellowship; a Charter Member and past President of the Ala Moana Lions Club; past member and President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Hawaii Chapter; past member of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; and President of the Wisteria Dance Club. Visitation from 3:00 p.m. followed by service at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway. No flowers. Aloha attire.

GASPAR ELLE OCOT

Posted On March 20th, 2016 -

GASPAR ELLE OCOT Age 89, of Waialua, HI, passed away March 11, 2016 in Waialua, HI. Born January 6, 1927 in Bohol, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Maria R. Ocot; son, Melchor R. (Raquel) Ocot; sisters, Arcadia (Vivencio) Dupa, Antonia Saradat, Cornelia Adlaon, Basilia Jumawan; grand- children, Janelle, Kristopher. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Wednesday (Mar. 23) at St. Michael's Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Wahiawa). Program 9:30 a.m. Mass 10:00 a.m.; Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome

John Firis

Posted On March 20th, 2016 -

$nameJOHN FIRIS John Firis of Kailua, passed away March 14, 2016. Born May 19, 1914 in Barberton, Ohio. The 5th of 13 children, of Yugoslavian immigrants Dimitri Firis/Mary Danco. An apprentice mechanic for TWA in 1930. Moved to Chicago in 1936. Mechanic for Northwest Airlines from 1937 to 1987 with never a sick day. In 1950 he relocated to single- handedly start Northwest Airlines' Honolulu base of operations. Married Mary in 1951, and had 3 sons. A resident of Kailua since 1961. Circled the world 6 times, and saw all the wonders. He ran his first of 13 marathons at age 62, and his final at age 80. As an avid jogger, John's philosophy was to "keep moving." From 1961 on, you could see him jogging his daily 10 miles around Kailua, then walked his last few years to age 101. "Not bad for a farm boy." Remembered by all, with love, for his kindness, gentle good nature, and sense of humor. Survived by sons John/Kathy, George, Mike/Lorie (children Charles and Samantha) of Seattle, and sister Eileen Prince of Wadsworth, Ohio. Casual graveside Memorial on March 24th, 1 pm, at Hawaii Memorial Park Cemetery.

CONRADO BRYSON BUSH

Posted On March 20th, 2016 -

$nameCONRADO BRYSON BUSH Conrad "Conrado" Bryson Bush, 76, passed away February 22, 2016 at Kaiser Hospital's Emergency Room of congestive heart failure. Bryson was born in Newcastle, Australia. In 1966, his adventurous spirit led him to Hawaii. He immediately fell in love with the islands and the people. One very special person was Martha Kimiko Suematsu. Bryson and Martha were wed on November 26, 1972 and enjoyed forty-three years together. Broadcasting was Bryson's passion. He began his radio career in Australia, gaining valuable experience on his way to becoming a radio personality in Australia. Bryson's successful business career in Hawaii included sales and management positions at KGU and KORL radio. Ever the entrepreneur, he started his own businesses - Bush Enterprises and Bush Productions. He went on to produce the live Jerry Lewis telethon television programs in Honolulu and Guam as Executive Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He also served as Executive Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Hawaii and the Arthritis Foundation of Hawaii. His final contribution to the community was with Capitol TV at the State Legislature as a Producer/Director. Bryson's enthusiasm for life included travel. Both for pleasure and on business, he traveled internationally with Martha to locales such as Australia, Japan, Mexico, Germany, and Great Britain, and on business to mainland cities - Washington, D.C., New York City, Las Vegas, and San Francisco to name a few. Bryson underwent coronary bypass surgery at Kaiser in 1998 and a stem cell procedure in Bangkok, Thailand in 2006. He was so thankful to each person at Kaiser Hospital who had a hand in his care. Very special thanks go to: Dr James H. Yamashita, Dr Kevin F. Kwaku, N.P. Christine King, and Miki Karukaya. Bryson is survived by his beloved wife, Martha Kimiko Bush; his treasured toy poodle, Lenny; brother-in-law, Allan Suematsu (Carol Sakihara); brother Malcolm (Pam) Bush; brother-in-law John Gourley; and several nieces and nephews. His younger sister, Brenda Gourley, preceded him in death. Hosoi Garden Mortuary made the arrangements. Private burial services were held at Oahu Cemetery.

BEATRICE MIKAMI AHANA

Posted On March 19th, 2016 -

BEATRICE MIKAMI AHANA Beatrice Mikami Ahana, 101, homemaker, of Nuuanu, passed away peacefully on March 7. She was born on July 3, 1914, in Honolulu. She is survived by three children: Judy Boohar (Lincoln, NE), Audrey Ahana (Honolulu), Willie Ahana (Honolulu); five grandchildren: Mike (Jennifer) Boohar, Urbandale, IA, Laura (Jim) Devine, Hickman, NE, Jim (Stephanie) Boohar, West Point, UT, Tom Boohar, Olathe, KS, and Lisa Boohar, San Francisco, CA; and ten great-grandchildren: Ben (Jamie) Killion, Sam Killion; Will (Erin) Devine, Nick, Max, and Lisa Devine; Katelyn Boohar; Reed, Erika, and Wade Boohar. Services will be held on March 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Maluhia Adult Day Health Center, or to the charity of your choice. Private family burial at 2:00 p.m.

GLADYS I. KANESHIRO

Posted On March 19th, 2016 -

GLADYS I. KANESHIRO Age 93, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 20, 2016 in Kapolei, HI. Born November 1, 1922 in Honolulu, HI. She retired from the Federal Government and was a member of the United Extension Club. She was a volunteer at the Wahiawa General Hospital Thrift Shop. She is survived by husband, Tokuso Kaneshiro; sons, Norman (Kay) Kaneshiro, Rodney (Barbara) Kaneshiro; brothers, Kent (Louise) Ishibashi, Irwin Ishibashi; sister, Ruth Yamaguchi; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

LOLITA MARTINEZ LABASAN

Posted On March 19th, 2016 -

LOLITA MARTINEZ LABASAN Age 82, of Kapolei, HI, passed away February 28, 2016 in Kapolei, HI. Born January 28, 1934 in Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived husband, Esmenio Labasan; sons, Elson "Sonny" (Leilani) Labasan, Elgar "Gary" Labasan; daughter, Eleilani (Scott) Madden; brother, Moises Martinez; sister, Evangeline "Heling" (Sofronio "Ronnie") Lambino; 2 grandchildren; 1 great- grandchild. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (Mar. 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

DENNIS AKIO WATANABE

Posted On March 19th, 2016 -

DENNIS AKIO WATANABE DENNIS AKIO WATANABE, 68 of Aiea. Retired Graphic Designer for AAFES, passed peacefully on March 11, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Erin Watanabe; two grandchildren; mother, Jeanette Watanabe; brothers, Leslie(Janet) and Glenn(Sarah); sister Michele Hinahara(Alan). His father, Toshio Watanabe preceded him in death. Services will be held March 24, 2016; 3 PM at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Visitation at 2PM. Casual attire, flowers welcome.

LESIA VENIALE PEDRO

Posted On March 17th, 2016 -

$nameLESIA VENIALE PEDRO Lesia Veniale Pedro passed away peacefully in the presence of her family at the golden age of 90 on March 3, 2016, in Wahiawa, Hawai'i. Born on June 11, 1925, to Veniale and Lesia (nee Heo) Poasa, Lesia was raised in the islands of Fakaofo, Tokelau and Papua, New Guinea. She was treasured as the one and only sister by her seven (7) brothers who preceded her in death; Paleti, Anikesi, Uili, Isa'ako, Hanesi, Muti and Melagitone. She was a graduate of the Papauta Girls School in Apia, Samoa. Wife of the late Paulo Pedro Sr., Lesia is survived by her children Sania Fa'amaile Betty (Warren) Ickes, Paul "Chu" (Sialuga) Pedro Jr., Denny Paul (Darlene) Pedro, Johnathan Paul (Elisapeta) Pedro, Patrick Paul (Angela) Pedro and Bonnie Lesia (Mahelino) Patelesio; grandchildren Warren Lee Ickes II, Te-Hina o Te-Moana Ickes, Isaac Hans Kenneth Ickes, Te-Kie Angela Pedro VanEpps, Denielle Marie Pedro, Zachariah "Zacky" Tiger Pedro, Giovanni Paul Pedro, Karla Catalina Pedro, Mariana Lesia Pedro, Paulo Charles Chu Pedro; great-grandchildren Anela Ka'i'ini Ickes, Tuiteavaika Ickes, Elijah Te Taki Poasa Ickes, Rheylie Kealohilani Arcano Bennie, Mila Rose Arcano-Ickes, and James Tekaumanaotetaiatu Baniaga, Jr. Lesia loved her Tokelau culture, music and dance, but most of all her family and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her love and faith was the foundation upon which she raised her family and served her community. She was known as a Prayer Warrior and faithful servant of God. Respected and beloved elder of the international Tokelau community, Fatupaepae of Afeke, cultural advisor and elder to the Te Taki Organization, beloved Grandma to the Lumanaki Tokelau School, and member of the Wahiawa United Methodist Church, Lesia was a beacon of light, love and kindness to thousands. In celebration of Lesia's life, a memorial service is scheduled for March 19, 2016 9:45 AM at the Wahiawa United Methodist Church on 1445 California Ave., Wahiawa HI 96786, with public viewing beginning at 9:00 AM. Lesia will be laid to rest at 1:30 PM at Mililani Cemetery. All are welcome to join in remembrance.

HERBERT PU SUN CHEE

Posted On March 17th, 2016 -

HERBERT PU SUN CHEE Age 86, of Hilo, HI, passed away February 19, 2016, in Hilo, HI. Born July 6, 1929 in Pahala, HI. He is survived by daughter, Diane (Robert) De Castro; sister, Daisy Ho; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 9:15 a.m., Tuesday (Mar. 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Clarita Sarte Savedra

Posted On March 17th, 2016 -

$nameCLARITA SARTE SAVEDRA Clarita Sarte Savedra, 87, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, in Saint Johns, Florida after an extended illness. Born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, Clarita was a loving mother, strongly devoted to her family. She had worked for many years in the hotel industry in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her tireless efforts put several grandchildren through college. Clarita was married to Jose Savedra, who passed away over twenty years ago. She is survived by her sons, Nestor, Eddie and Columbus; daughters, Glory and Sabina of Honolulu and Nelly of Saint Johns, FL who she lived with during her last year. Clarita has 15 grandchildren who reside in Hawaii and the Philippines. Services in Jax, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

EDWARD “DOC” BROWN, JR.

Posted On March 17th, 2016 -

$nameEDWARD DOC BROWN, JR. Age 87, made his final roll call at Tripler Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on March 3, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife, Katherine, step- children Judy Matlock, Richard DeHart, Carol Greene, Michael DeHart, Bernard Kampen, grand- children and great-grandchildren. "Doc" was born in Rochester, New York, the son of Edward and Margaret Brown. Following high school graduation, he joined the US Army and was trained as a Surgical Technician. He was a fervent patriot his entire life and proud veteran of the Korean conflict where he served as a Combat Medic. He earned several medals including the Purple Heart for grievous wounds suffered in battle. Following his Korean service, "Doc" continued his US Army career as a Medical Photographer retiring in 1973. To his last days, he was devoted to his military comrades in the Korean War Veterans Association. They all knew that "Doc" was always as close as the telephone whenever duty called. They also knew he could be counted on to be present whenever possible to give a smart salute and bid old buddies farewell on their final passage. Family and friends describe "Doc" as a friendly person who always wanted to make you smile. He dedicated many years after retirement as a volunteer for the American Lung Association, United Cerebral Palsy, and Muscular Dystrophy. Public services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Friends are welcome to join "Doc" Brown's family at the upper Committal Court of the Columbarium to say their final goodbyes. A "Celebration of Life" is being planned for a date to be announced later.

ERIC “DOC” CLINTON TUCKER

Posted On March 17th, 2016 -

ERIC DOC CLINTON TUCKER Husband, Father, Teacher, Physician, Attorney, Athlete, Linguist, and Professor, died March 3rd, 2016 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Trinidad lived in Port of Spain, Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco, Pasadena, and Honolulu. Survived by wife Barbara, sons Ricky, Chris, Andrew (deceased 2004) Patrick, and Robb. Loved grandfather of Lokana, Logan, Jayden, and Kaila. Doc will be remembered for his love of all people, especially family and children. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes March 21st, 2016 at 3:00pm Beachside Outrigger Waikiki Hotel.

ALICE Y. W. CHING

Posted On March 16th, 2016 -

ALICE Y. W. CHING Alice passed away on February 24, 2016. She was educated at and graduated from McKinley High School. After graduation, she was trained in Business and received a diploma from Canon's Business School. She also graduated from Mun Lun School (Chinese) after eleven years of attendance. She retired as a secretary for the Federal Aviation Agency. She was an active member of the See Dai Doo Society and a faithful member of the United Church of Christ (Judd Street). She is survived by daughter, Karen Chee; stepson, Byron Ching; sisters of stepson, Sharon Wong, Coralie Kop, brother, Dr. Manuel C. W. Kau (4 nephews); and sisters, Jennie Dang (3 nephews) and Amelia Lao (2 nephews); 3 nephews & 3 nieces (Mabel Y. C. Chan, deceased and Stanley Kau, deceased.) Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at the United Church of Christ; with visitation to begin at 9:30 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m., and burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

MAXIMO NONIES, SR.

Posted On March 15th, 2016 -

$nameMAXIMO NONIES, SR. Age 91, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 22, 2016 in Ewa, HI. Born December 27, 1924 in Kunia, HI. He was retired from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 38. He is survived by wife, Anne Nonies; sons, Joseph (Yong) Nonies, Maximo (Loretta) Nonies, Jr.; daughters, Juanita (Douglas) Wheeler, Maxine Wheeler, Rosalita (Joseph) Dawson; brothers, Henry Alejandro, Lawrence Alejandro; 10 grand- children; 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Saturday (Mar. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:00 p.m. Flowers welcome.

JENNIE SENO

Posted On March 15th, 2016 -

JENNIE SENO We remember Jennie Seno who died March 15, 2015 at 89. Born Ichiko Yamanishi, March 11, 1926, she grew up in Spreckelsville, Maui. She was wife, mother, after-school care provider, Harold's Inn and Ichiban waitress. After husband, Lawrence, died, she moved to Las Vegas with sister, Ruth Kanda. She died peacefully at home in Kailua with son, Craig, daughter-in-law/caregiver, Cindy, at her bedside. Daughter, Lora; great-grandson, Jacob; grandchildren, Dustin, Vanessa, Francesca; their father, Van Smith, all of Maui; son, Larry, daughter-in-law, Robin, grand- sons Sam, Eli, of Oregon; nieces, nephews survive her. Arrangements by O'ahu Mortuary.

ELIZABETH TAI MOI LANOZA

Posted On March 15th, 2016 -

ELIZABETH TAI MOI LANOZA Age 71, of Honolulu, HI, passed away December 26, 2015 in Honolulu. Born March 10, 1944 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, John Lanoza, Albert Kelii Lanoza; daughters, Levinia Lanoza, Lisa-Ann Lanoza; brothers, Norman Goo, Melvin Goo, Jerome Werner; sisters, Ernestine Akeo Levinia Woo; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Sunday (Mar. 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

AIMEE EMIKO KAWAMURA

Posted On March 15th, 2016 -

AIMEE EMIKO KAWAMURA Age 84, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 7, 2016 in Mililani, HI. Born February 9, 1931 in Ewa, Oahu, HI. She is survived by husband, Masayuki Kawamura; daughters, Gerri (Duane) Bowker, Jodi (Mark) Ward; brothers, Francis (Millie) Kawakami, Bobby (Sharon) Kawakami; sisters, Alice Brown, Beatrice Santoki, Doris Arakaki; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Private services were held.

LUCRECIA “LUCRING” VALDEZ

Posted On March 14th, 2016 -

LUCRECIA LUCRING VALDEZ Age 77, of Honolulu, passed away March 7, 2016 in Honolulu. Born March 15, 1938 in Cadaratan, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A retired Aston Resorts house- keeper. She is survived by son, Eddie (Kimberly) Valdez; daughters, Jane (Rodney) Martin, Emily (Terry) Hayes, Merlyn (Stevenson) Rocero; sisters, Emma Valdez, Teresita (Jose) Espejo; 9 grand- children; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 PM Friday March 18 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Mass 6:30 PM. Burial 9:00 AM Saturday March 19 at Mililani Memorial Park Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Stanley Nohara

Posted On March 14th, 2016 -

STANLEY NOHARA Age 73, of Honolulu, passed away February 19, 2016 in Honolulu. Born July 21, 1942 in Honolulu. Retired Assistant Manager at Zippy's-Nimitz. He is survived by brother, Norman (Sionette) Nohara; sisters, Lorraine (Robert) Uyeda of Hilo, Janet (Tony) Grubbs of WA, Ellen Kansako. Visitation 9:30 AM Saturday Mar. 19 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:30 AM. Aloha attire. No flowers, please.

MAISA SALA FALETOI

Posted On March 14th, 2016 -

MAISA SALA FALETOI Age 78, of Holualoa, HI, passed away March 1, 2016 in Holualoa, HI. Born September 2, 1937 in Onenoa, American Samoa. He is survived by wife, Eseta Faletoi; sons, Maisa (Christie) Faletoi, Jr., Rev. Konelio Faletoi, Tautiaga (Lydia) Faletoi, Rev. Stephen Macedo; daughters, Ramona (Wayne) Sorensen, Tanumia Faletoi; brothers, Aleteni G. Faletoi, Rev. Samalaeulu, Toaono Vaifale; sisters, Vagai U. Fano, Nunu Sale; 6 grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (March 18) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. No Flowers Please. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Kona 75-5925 Walua Rd. #101, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.

Richard Masashi Tani

Posted On March 13th, 2016 -

RICHARD MASASHI TANI Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away February 17, 2016 in Aiea. Born January 25, 1930 in Honolulu. He is survived by sons, Jamieson (Claire) Tani, Patrick (Joy) Tani, Jason (Dawn) Tani; brother, Raymond Tani; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 AM Friday Mar. 18 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 10:30 AM. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

JEROME L. (JERRY) TUCKER, M. D.

Posted On March 13th, 2016 -

JEROME L. (JERRY) TUCKER, M. D.JEROME L. (JERRY) TUCKER, M. D. July 31, 1925 - March 4, 2016 Jerry was born in Philadelphia, PA, on July 31, 1925, and raised in Memphis, TN. He attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee before entering Tulane University School of Medicine and graduating in 1952. Almost immediately after completing his internship and marrying his wife Alice, Jerry was drafted into the army and sent to Korea, where he was placed in the 25th Infantry Division. A year later the 25th Division (including Jerry) was brought "home" to Hawaii, where Alice joined him. It was love at first sight for the Tuckers, and they made Honolulu their home from that point on except for time spent in San Francisco while Jerry received his ophthalmology specialty training. After five years of solo practice in the then-brand-new Ala Moana Building, Jerry became the first ophthalmologist to join the Honolulu Medical Group, where he practiced until his retirement in 1995. Jerry also served as the Medical Director of Ho'opono, the Hawaii State Low Vision Clinic, as well as President of the Hawaii Ophthalmology Society, and was an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. In addition to his professional activities, Jerry served on the boards of Temple Emanu-El and Lyon Arboretum. For years Jerry volunteered at the arboretum, going up into Manoa's high country to maintain trails and "hack and whack" the prolific growth of rare species. Jerry was a professional drummer all during his high school and college years, and played gigs in the then-top-secret town of Oak Ridge, TN, during the time that the hydrogen bomb was being developed there. He later performed as a member of the infamous "Floating Ribs", a quartet of Honolulu physicians who lip-synched Spike Jones records so expertly that people thought they were all singers, which Jerry definitely was not. Jerry was the first Medical Director of the Honolulu Marathon, and served on its board from its early years. He developed aid station protocol and equipment, which was later accepted by the International Marathon Medical Directors Association, on which board he also served. Jerry ran nine marathons (including the "original" in Greece), and he and Alice took fifteen overseas bicycle trips. He was an adventure traveler to over 100 countries, trekked independently in Nepal, and loved self-operated narrowboating in the British Isles. One of Jerry's retirement hobbies was learning to play the ukulele. Jerry was a sweet and gentle man who always wore a smile. He quietly accomplished a great deal without seeking attention for himself. He is survived by his loving family: his wife of sixty-three years, Alice, sons Randy (Mary Logan) and Gary (Curtis Wynn); daughter Jill; and three grandchildren, Hope, Georgia and Otis. The family is extremely grateful for Jerry's expert and loving care by Hospice Hawaii, and by his incomparable caregivers Ana Taualupe, Mateaki (Jackie) Moimoi and Fetuli Taulepa. In keeping with Jerry's desire to share knowledge, he is a participant in the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine's Willed Body Program. A remembrance service will be Saturday, March 26, at 4:00pm at Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822. Carpooling is appreciated, and flat shoes are encouraged. In lieu of other kindnesses, donations will be gratefully accepted in Jerry's memory to the Tucker International Scholarship Fund, Friends of Lyon Arboretum.

SHIRLEEN C. K. BEPPU DYMOND

Posted On March 13th, 2016 -

SHIRLEEN C. K. BEPPU DYMOND Shirleen C. K. Beppu Dymond, 66, of Hauula, Hawaii, a USPS letter carrier, passed away February 5, 2016 in Seoul, Korea. She was born in Kahuku. She is preceded in death by parents, Lawrence "Masa" and Eleanor "Manu" Beppu. She is survived by sisters, Ruth (David) Haitsuka, Ethel Kuhia, Yolanda (Ivanhoe) Keoho, Sharon (John) Roxburgh, Leona (Dennis) Martin and Kelly Anne Beppu; 21 nieces and nephews. Visitation 10 a.m., Saturday, March 19, 2016. Service over ashes at 11 a.m., University Avenue Baptist Church, 2305 University Ave, Honolulu, HI. Casual attire. No flowers.

Cheri Marlow

Posted On March 13th, 2016 -

CHERI MARLOWCheri Marlow, 56, of Kaneohe, died February 13, 2016 of Ovarian Cancer in her home with her husband by her side. She was born in Lynwood, California and was a retired Social Worker. She is survived by her husband, Tony; parents, Bennie Edward Skaggs, and Shirley Orrell Sloan; sister, Melody Jouse. An "Aloha" party will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 PM PDT on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 3841 Cocina Lane, Palmdale, CA. In lieu of flowers, Cheri would be appreciative of donations in her memory to the "Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund" at: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lauramercierovariancancerfund

AIKO HONDA SAKAMOTO

Posted On March 13th, 2016 -

AIKO HONDA SAKAMOTOAIKO HONDA SAKAMOTO Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away on February 28, 2016. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired key punch supervisor for the State of Hawaii, Department of Budget and Finance. Preceded in death by her husband, Tadashi, she is survived by her sons, Clyde (Gerrianne), Neil (Lynette) and Keith (Lisa) Sakamoto; daughter, Wendy (Wilfred) Kuniyuki; sister, Betty Genishi; grandchildren, Marisa (Scott) Kesaji, Jeffrey and John Sakamoto. Private service held. Family requests no koden (monetary gifts), please.

JOHN E. “JAY” PILON

Posted On March 13th, 2016 -

$nameJOHN E. JAY PILON John E "Jay" Pilon, 90, a longtime Honolulu resident, died February 27, 2016 in Palm Desert, Ca. A native of Chicago, Mr. Pilon was the son of the late Viateur L. and Eleanor Perreault Pilon, born on November 17th, 1925. He moved to Peoria with his family in February 1935. Mr. Pilon attended St. Bernard parochial school and graduated from Spalding Institute in 1943. After serving as an Ensign in the United States Navy during World War II, he attended Bradley University, graduating in 1948, earning a degree in Mathematics. Mr. Pilon worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company for 12 years as a District Representative both in Washington DC and California. In 1961, he accepted the position of General Sales Manager at Shepherd Machinery in Los Angeles and was one of the founding members of the Southern California Contractors Association. In 1977, he became President of Pacific Machinery, the Caterpillar dealer in Hawaii and ultimately served as Senior Vice President of Theo H Davies, one of Hawaii's "Big Five" trading and agricultural companies. Mr. Pilon was an active member of the Rotary Club of Honolulu as well as the Oahu Country Club before his retirement in the Palm Springs area of California in 1991. In 1948, he married Cecilia Macdonald, who preceded him in death. In April 1996 he married Mary Lee Potter who survives him. Mr. Pilon is also survived by a daughter: Stephanie Pinney of Rancho Bernardo Ca; sons: John "Mac" Pilon (Trish) of Claremont Ca, Dan Pilon (Jan) of Azusa, Ca and Bob Pilon (Frani) of Claremont, Ca, brother Jerry Pilon (Katie) of Washington, IL; sisters: Annette Maibach, Diane Nowlan (Wayne) and Cecile Langford (Russell), all of Peoria, and Estelle Pilon of Goodyear, AZ; 6 grandchildren Scott Pilon (Amy), Sara Tracy (Russell), Christopher Pinney (Marci) John Pinney (Katie) Sean Pilon, David Pilon (Ashley) as well as 8 great-grandchildren In addition to his first wife and parents, Mr. Pilon was predeceased by brothers, Armand, Bernard, Ronald and Robert Pilon. A celebration of his life will be held on March 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Claremont Ca. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 69-730 Highway 111 Suite 100, Rancho Mirage, Ca. 92270.

Dee Hansen

Posted On March 13th, 2016 -

$nameDEE HANSEN Dee Hansen passed away on January 6, 2016, at home, with her loving family. Dee retired from Tripler Army Medical Center in 2012, leaving many good friends to enjoy retirement in Moorpark, CA with her son Scott. Services will be held on March 25 at 10:00 am at the Wahiawa First Baptist Church, internment at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery, reception to follow. Aloha attire.

MITCHELL, JOSEPH HARVEY

Posted On March 13th, 2016 -

$nameMITCHELL, JOSEPH HARVEY Age 85, of New Hope, MN died peacefully on March 5, 2016. He was born in Philadelphia, PA. Joseph served in the United States Marine Corp. He was a Penn State University graduate, class of 1957 and worked on the ENIAC (the first electronic general-purpose computer) and Pennstac (first digital computer). He was a member of the Order of the Arrow and Boy Scott Troop 73 leader, at Parker Methodist Church in Kane'ohe. Joseph worked for the United States Air Force at Hickam/Pacific Air Force (PACAF) as a senior computer systems analyst. He also taught computer-program classes at Chaminade University in Honolulu. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, skiing, sailing, reading and biking. His parents Joseph Mitchell and Jessie Anderson Mitchell preceded Joseph in death. Joseph is survived by his wife, Thanh Trinh Dang of New Hope, MN; sister, Isabel J. Mitchell of Huntingdon Valley, PA; children Gordon (Flavia) Mitchell of Kaiwiki, HI, Samuel M. (Mae) Mitchell of Honolulu, HI, Jessie (Randolph) Mitchell of Mililani, HI; Lucy Mitchell (dog) and former wife Sylvia C. Mitchell of Honolulu, HI. Private services. Joseph will be interred at Sunset Memorial Park in Festerville- Trevose, PA. The family request no flowers or gifts. Condolences: www.Washburn-McReavy.com

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