Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Margaret Tomiko Chang

Posted On November 17th, 2016 -

Margaret Tomiko Chang87, beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away at her residence on October 23, 2016. Surrounded by her family, mom went peacefully home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Born in Pahoa, HI, and graduated from Pahoa High School and Queen's Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed as an R.N. at Queen's Hospital, then at Tripler Army Medical Center as a head nurse until her retirement. Predeceased by her husband Allen. Survived by sons Regan (Dorine) and Duane (Noreen), grandchildren Sarah, Ethan, and Galen, and brothers George, Douglas, and Jonathan. Always loving, always caring, and generous to all. Margaret will be deeply missed. Private Services were held.

Edward Kini Pops

Posted On November 17th, 2016 -

Edward Kini PopsNOVEMBER 17, 1932 - NOVEMBER 9, 2016 Edward Kini born in Koolaupoko, Territory of Hawaii November 17,th 1932 Loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and caring brother He is survived and will live on in the hearts of his family November 19,th 2016 10:30am Gather at Lanikai Pavillion 11:00Walk to Lanikai Beach 11:15 Prayers by Uncle Bobby and Aunty Lana 11:30 Paddle Out 12:30Lanikai Pavillion 12:40Blessing 12:45Lunch Pops was a true friend to those he met, always willing to help, always caring. Our life's will now change, but, we will always be thankful that he was our POPS.!! Me ke aloha pau'ole (With endless love)

Beth Hymene Pagel

Posted On November 16th, 2016 -

BETH HYMENE PAGEL (born, Berman) Born: Chicago, Il. Aug 30,1941- May 25, 2016 Long time Kailua resident 1974 - 2009 We remember you and hold you in our hearts always For more information please go to: http://healgrief.org/ beth-hymene-pagel/

TARAHAKA SU, “SAMUELU”

Posted On November 16th, 2016 -

TARAHAKA SU, SAMUELU Age 74 of Honolulu, passed away at Pali Momi Medical Center, Aiea, on November 3, 2016. He was born in Western Samoa. Survived by sons, Eddie G. Leiato, Samuelu Tonise Su and Andrew Brian Su; daughters, Tina Hunkin, Rachel Tevaseu and Audrey Su-Tuilagi; 9 grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Lighthouse Outreach Center, Waipahu; Service at 10 a.m.; Burial 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City. Arrangements Provided By: LEEWARD FUNERAL HOME

SETSUE “SUE” KAWADA THOMPSON

Posted On November 16th, 2016 -

SETSUE SUE KAWADA THOMPSON Sue, 92, of Honolulu passed away peacefully at home on October 22, 2016. She is survived by brother, Masami Kawada; sister Sumie Yamauchi; son, George Thompson; daughters, Sandra Miyoshi and Patricia (Sanford) Murakami; 5grandchildren;10 great-grandchildren; and a great great-grandchild. A celebration of life will be held on November 28, 2016 at Diamond Head Memorial Park Mortuary at 6:30 p.m. with visitation at 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Beatrice Yoneko Yamashiro

Posted On November 16th, 2016 -

BEATRICE YONEKO YAMASHIRO 96, of Kaneohe, passed away on October 29, 2016. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she was a retired waitress for Cafe Bon Bon. She is survived by her sons, Richard (Vivian), David (Lynn Arakawa) and Arthur "Ata" Yamashiro; daughter, June (Harold) Tong; sister, Sue Shimabukuro; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 11:00 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc.

Bruce N Jackson

Posted On November 16th, 2016 -

Bruce N JacksonBRUCE N JACKSON 92, of Kailua, HI, died on October 23, 2016. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was an avid tennis player and was retired from Hawaiian Airlines He is survived by his wife Noreen, sister Audrey Helenihi, brother Richard Jackson, and many nieces and nephews. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

EDWARD SABALLA, JR.

Posted On November 16th, 2016 -

EDWARD SABALLA, JR.EDWARD SABALLA JR. Edward Saballa Jr. 61, of Makaha, Hawaii. March 18, 1955 - October 18, 2016. Graduate of Waianae High School in 1973. Edward began his career with the federal government in 1973 and retired at the age of 55 as a metal forger in April 2010 from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Some of his many hobbies include fishing, surfing, golfing, singing, and playing the guitar, ukulele, and piano. But his favorite past time of all was spending time with his wife, kids, grandkids, and many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his loving wife, Fabian, whom he married in 1977 and spent the last 47 years together raising their children and grandchildren. Son: Edward Saballa; Daughters: Sumiko Sakai and Tenille Saballa; Hanai Daughters: Kimiko Joseph and Taylor Joseph; Grandchildren: Sage, Mimi, Sachi, Kumi, Todd, Sarah, Slade, and Shyne Sisters: Lynette Lumabao, Pamela Zembik, and Yvonne Valdez; Brothers: James and Rodney. Edward lived a great life and will be missed dearly. Until we meet again. Memorial Services will be held at Mililani Mauka Chapel, Saturday November 19, 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Moses Basto

Posted On November 16th, 2016 -

MOSES BASTO 85, Morrow-GA, died 07-16-16. Born in Honolulu 05-15-31 to Remondo & Annie (Liu) Basto. Surviving siblings Jessie Lee-CA, Roseline Miller-TX, Antone Mindoro-HI, children Roy Apelt, Germany, Carol Huckabee-GA, Michael Basto-OK, Garry Basto-GA. 30-min Military Honors, Hawaii State Veterans' Cemetery, Kaneohe, 11-29, 11am RSVP by 11-25 for Lunch 1pm, Happy Days, Kaimuki 778-4550

Norman Takeo Taira

Posted On November 16th, 2016 -

NORMAN TAKEO TAIRA 86, of Kaneohe, passed away on November 1, 2016. Born in Makawao, Maui, he was a retired budget analyst for the University of Hawaii. Preceded in death by his wife, Doris Len Tai Taira, he is survived by his son, Norman T. Taira, Jr. (Ace); daughter, Nadine N. Bensman; grandchildren, Jennifer Bensman and Kevin Kanemori. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc.

Ruth Mildred King

Posted On November 16th, 2016 -

RUTH MILDRED KING Ruth Mildred (Robinson) King, 91, passed away on March 3, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. She was born in Warrington, England on September 16, 1924. She graduated from Punahou School, class of 1941. She has been preceded in death by her husband, Arthur R. King, Jr. (2009), her daughter, Nancy Ruth King (2015), her brother, Leslie "Bob" Robinson and her sister-in-law, Shirley "Shay" (Leebrick) Robinson. She leaves, to carry on without her, her daughter Marsha and her son, David, her grandchildren, Daniel, Erin, Adam and Caitlin and her great-grandchildren, Payton, Darren, Claire, Madeline, Emmaline, Wilson and Enzo. She much enjoyed cooking for her family, creating a beautiful home and garden, and advocating for animals. Nature and writing were her constant companions. In her later years, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a continuing source of pride and pleasure. In her honor, a short service will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Punchbowl in Honolulu, HI on Monday, November 21, 2016, 10:30am.

May Setsuko Yoshida

Posted On November 16th, 2016 -

MAY SETSUKO YOSHIDA Was born on Jan.29, 1916 in Riverside, California. She graduated from Riverside High school in 1934 and began working as a hairdresser in San Francisco, where she met Fred Yoshida. Fred and his parents lived in Watsonville, California. He often took the train to San Francisco to see May. When WWII broke-out in 1941, the couple was separated. Fred and his parents moved to Denver, Colorado to avoid internment. Since Fred and May were not yet married, May was first sent to Tanforan Race Track to await her permanent camp assignment. It was then that Fred proposed. May was released from camp and the couple married on June 24, 1943 in Denver. When the war ended, Fred and May moved to Chicago. Fred worked as a dental assistant and May as a hairdresser. In June, 1946, the couple returned to California and settled inSan Francisco. In 1948, Christine, their only child was born and,3 years later, the young family moved to a home in the Sunset District, where Fred and May lived until Fred's death in 1998. In 1966, when Christine went to Los Angeles to attend college, May decided to resume working. She enrolled at Heald's Business College and obtained an AA degree in 1968. Shortly thereafter, she began working as an Administrative Assistant at Hastings College of the Law In San Francisco. In 1970, she was promoted to Admissions Director of the college. May loved this job and, in particular, she loved working with the law students from Hawaii. She employed many of them as student workers. May provided great comfort and support to those students, who were far away from home. Many of the Hawaii law students continued to remain in close contact with May long after they graduated and pursued their careers as lawyers, judges, and business leaders. Scores of them owe her much for the comfort and kindness she lavished upon them. A fond memory for May was her attendance at a law school reunion in Hawaii in 2004. May thoroughly enjoyed this trip, being hosted by the former students, who remembered and appreciated all that she had done for them in their more difficult law school days. May retired in 1985 as Fred's health began to deteriorate. She dedicated herself to caring for him, until his death in 1998. In 1999,May moved from her beloved home inSan Francisco,to live with Christine and her husband, Shunsuke Chuman, in Torrance. May learned to navigate the streets of Torrance, as she continued to drive well into her 90's. She enjoyed trips with Christine and Shunsuke to Las Vegas, as well as, from time-to-time, with certain former Hastings students. In October of 2011, following a trip to Las Vegas, May suffered a stroke, which left her paralyzed on the left side of her body. In time, shebecame bedridden, but remained cheerful, resilient and mentally capable. On October 9, 2016, May developed a severe infection and eventually passed away on October 27, 2016 in Torrance, having celebrated her last birthday in January of that year. She was 100 years old.

Edward Shunso Kuwabara

Posted On November 15th, 2016 -

EDWARD SHUNSO KUWABARA 90, of Kaneohe, passed away on October 19, 2016. He was born on June 18, 1926 in Haiku, Maui. He retired from Dole-Castle & Cooke. Survived by wife, Winifred C.; son, Eric (Jeri Lynn); daughter, Debbie; grandchildren, Derek Kuwabara; & Jill (EZ) Smith. On November 21, 2016, Visitation: 10:00am with service to follow @ 11 a.m. Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: 2:30 pm @ Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. No flowers. Casual Attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

URBAN ATSUSHI KARASUDA

Posted On November 15th, 2016 -

URBAN ATSUSHI KARASUDA Urban Karasuda passed away surrounded by his family at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, WA on October 29, 2016. Born in Honolulu, HI in 1936. Urban is survived by his wife Lynette; daughters Urdene Rickard (Jed) & Nicole Karasuda-Downing (Kurt), sons Keith Karasuda & Kevin Karasuda; grandsons Taylor Rickard, Noah & Holden Karasuda-Downing; granddaughters Jena Rickard, Megan Karasuda & Alice Karasuda; Sister Lydia Yasui; & many nieces & nephews. Urban is preceded in death by his parents Toraichi & Maki Karasuda; his brothers Raymond & Charlie; sisters Lucille & Peggy & his beloved dog, Chiquita. He will be forever missed.

Robert “Bobby” Susumu Uesato

Posted On November 15th, 2016 -

Robert ROBERT BOBBY SUSUMU UESATO Susumu Uesato passed away on October 13, 2016 at the age of 81. Was born on May 11, 1935 in Makawao, Maui. He graduated from Honolulu Tech School in 1954 & continued his career as a Carpenter & retired as a Superintendent from Fletcher Pacific Construction. Survived by wife, Jean Nakama Uesato; daughter, Denise Uesato Nakamura; grandchildren; Blaize & Kymmie Nakamura; brothers, Karl (Kumja), Clarence (Judi), Albert (Lorna), Wayne, Melvin (Healani); sisters, Jean (Warren) Hamada, Karen Wright. Preceded in death by son, Jason & brothers, Steven, Ted. Visitation from 3:30pm on Saturday November 19, 2016 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, service at 4:30pm. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

LEHUA “AUNTY LEI” BURGESS

Posted On November 15th, 2016 -

LEHUA  LEHUA AUNTY LEI BURGESS Age 88, of Waianae, HI, passed away on October 8, 2016 in Waianae. Born on July 5, 1928 in Kamiloloa, Molokai, HI. Retired lei seller from Martha's Lei Stand, Honolulu Airport. A member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Aiea. She is survived by sons, Robert "Smokey" Burgess, James (Mary) Burgess; daughters, Leilani "Penny" (Kenneth) Silva, Barbie-Lei Burgess; 12 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; 5 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 19) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Yoko Takahashi Aki

Posted On November 15th, 2016 -

Yoko Takahashi AkiYOKO TAKAHASHI AKI Mrs. Yoko Takahashi Aki, age 83, of Mililani, HI died peacefully at home on Oct. 26 2016. She was born in Wakkanai, Hokkaido, Japan on Feb. 13, 1933. She is survived by husband of 63 years; Patrick K. Aki, daughters Felicia K. Routon and Natalia R.P. Aki (Roy), sons Dominic K. Aki and Antony M. Aki (Leatrice), 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grand- children and 2 great-great- grandchildren, sisters Sachiko Yamazaki, Chieko Saeki (Shuko), and brother Kazuo Takahashi (Harue). Services at St. John's A&E Catholic Church 95-370 Kuahelani Ave Mililani HI. Aloha Attire. Family viewing at 9:15am. Public viewing at 9:45 am. Mass at 11:00. Lunch to follow. Burial at Valley of the Temples Kaneohe 3:00pm. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

FRANKLIN RAQUINO SANIDAD

Posted On November 15th, 2016 -

FRANKLIN RAQUINO SANIDAD Age 71, of Waianae, HI, passed away on October 14, 2016 in Waianae. Born July 13, 1945 in Palawig, Gonzaga, Cagayan, Philippines. He was employed at Da Fish Market in Waipahu. He is survived by wife, Fidela B. Sanidad; sons, Johnny (Krysty) Sanidad, Franklin (Lyle Joy) Sanidad, Jr.; daughters, Marisa (Shanon) Valdez, Mary (Lawrence III) Rhoads; brother, Jose Sanidad; sisters, Amelia (Vedasto) Ildefonso, Erlinda Atiagan, Ofelia Orlanda, Rosalinda Argante; 11 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 20) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (Nov. 21) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

BALDO ALFRED PATTERSON

Posted On November 15th, 2016 -

BALDO ALFRED PATTERSON Age 85, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 21, 2016 in Honolulu. He was born July 31, 1931 in Honolulu. He was a retired Sergeant First Class U.S. Army and served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by wife, Helen U. Patterson; daughters, Brendalee (Walter) Ana, Naomi Ululani (Mark) O'Dell; sons, Kaleo (Nancy) Patterson, Kamalani (Beth) Patterson, Mark (Lani) Patterson, Matthew Patterson, Jason (Kelly) Patterson; sister, Irene Kauwe; 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Sunday (Nov. 20) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Monday (Nov. 21) at Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Committal service to follow 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Robert Allen Victorine

Posted On November 14th, 2016 -

ROBERT ALLEN VICTORINE Born in Olaa, Hawaii on January 12, 1937, passed away peacefully at the age of 79. Survived by wife Shirley E. Victorine, son Robert A. Victorine Jr. & wife Minhee Victorine, grandson Sheldon J. Victorine & Wife Karen Victorine, great grandson Kainoa B. Victorine, sister Geri Figueroa & husband Jimmy Figueroa, and brother Elroy Victorine. 27-year Retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major of the 1st BN 5th Infantry Regiment 25th ID, Class of 1966 Cu Chi, Vietnam & Korean war. Served five years as the 1st SGT of Kilauea Military Camp, he would earn the Soldiers Medal for rescuing a fallen civilian out of the volcanic steam vent. In the middle of his Army career, Robert served two years as the Army ROTC instructor for North Dakota State University. After his service he worked for the Department of Education as the Senior Army JROTC instructor for the McKinley Tigers- 1990 Pacific Champions, 1990 National High School Drill Team Champions (3rd place). In his free time Robert loved to golf, and enjoyed the companionship of family & friends. A fighter until the end, he will be missed. First day service on November 21, 2016 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Visitation 4:30PM; service 5:30PM. Second day service on November 22, 2016 at St. Elizabeth's Church. Visitation 10AM, Service 11AM. Entombment to follow. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Corinne Akemi Kaya-Takasawa

Posted On November 14th, 2016 -

CORINNE AKEMI KAYA-TAKASAWA 45, of Aiea passed away on October 23, 2016 in Queens Medical Center surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Lance Takasawa, sons, Wyland and Chavis Daguro, stepsons, Taz and Tyren Takasawa, father, Calvin Kaya, mother, Agnes (Nakata), brothers Ryan K. (Shellie-Ann) and Darrin Y. (Shirley-Ann) and 4 nephews. Visitation 3pm on Sunday November 20, 2016 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services will be held at 4 pm. No flowers. Casual/aloha attire with something purple. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Patrick Kaiulani Rosa, “Pat”

Posted On November 14th, 2016 -

PATRICK KAIULANI ROSA, PAT 62 of Waianae, passed away in Waianae on October 13, 2016. Born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons, Patrick, Jr. (Christine) and Duke; daughters, Patricia and Latricia; grandsons, Patrick, III and Paden; brothers, Alfred Rosa, Jr., Rueben Chip, Frank Telles and Vincent Telles; sisters, Katherine Stevens, Mercy Stevens and Jackie Cantere. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Ziona Hou Church; Service 11 a.m.; Cremation to follow. Arrangements Provided By: Leeward Funeral Home

Jerome Hiram Auwae, “Jerry”

Posted On November 14th, 2016 -

JEROME HIRAM AUWAE, JERRY Jerome Hiram "Jerry" Auwae Jr., 66 of Waianae passed away in Kaneohe on Wednesday October 26, 2016. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Priscilla (Bart) Davis, brothers Joseph (June) Lau and Jeffery Auwae, sisters Stephany (Larry) Matsushima and Victoria Bailey, six grand- children and three great grand- children with numerous nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday November 19, 2016 at the Waianae Boat Harbor at 10 a.m. with the scattering of his ashes at Pokai Bay. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Carol M Santimer Caldeira

Posted On November 13th, 2016 -

CAROL M SANTIMER CALDEIRA Age 73 of Kaneohe, HI, passed away October 19, 2016. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by late husband George "Biggie", son Ross, daughters Jamie "Midori" (Mark) Watanabe, Kristll "Chidori", brothers Earl, Joseph, Leo Santimer, sister Theresa Teixeira. 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10 AM, Service 11 AM, November 18, 2016 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial to follow at 2 PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

DONALD “UNCLE SONNY” WALLACE DOS SANTOS

Posted On November 13th, 2016 -

DONALD UNCLE SONNY WALLACE DOS SANTOS Age 92, of Honolulu, HI, passed away on October 21, 2016 in Honolulu. Born June 17, 1924 in Honolulu. Retired from Department of Defense as a small arms repairman in Schofield. He is survived by son, Michael (Kehaulani) Dos Santos; daughter, Donna Adams; sisters, Doris Ruiz, Edna Shea; 3 grand- children; 1 great-grandson. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (Nov. 18) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); program 10:30 a.m., prayer service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

DOMINGA TUVERA CACHOLA

Posted On November 13th, 2016 -

DOMINGA TUVERA CACHOLA Age 74, of Waipahu, HI, passed away on October 22, 2016 in Waipahu. Born January 7, 1942 in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Romeo Cachola; son, Randy (Krissie) Cachola; daughter, Emilda (John) Baraquio; brother, Rafael Tuvera; sister, Erlinda Cachola; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 10:15 a.m. Friday (Nov. 18) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 11:15 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

AKIKO “AKI” HANDA SUNADA

Posted On November 13th, 2016 -

AKIKO AKIKO AKI HANDA SUNADA 79, of Pearl City, passed away on October 25, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born in Tokyo, Japan, she was a retired pantry cook from Marriott In-Flight Services/LSG Sky Chefs. She is survived by children Betty Arakawa; Brian, Ronald and Gerald Sunada; 3 grandchildren; sister Fukiko Kanda, brother Kazuaki Handa, nieces and nephews. Service on Saturday, November 19, 2016 1pm at SGI Hawaii Culture Center, 2729 Pali Hwy., Honolulu. Casual attire. In lieu of monetary and floral offerings, please direct donations to a charity of your choice.

Nina Marie Lacno-Seguerre

Posted On November 13th, 2016 -

Nina Marie Lacno-SeguerreNINA MARIE LACNO-SEGUERRE Age 50, from Waimanalo, passed away on October 25, 2016 at Pali Momi Medical Center in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu and was a pre- school educator with HCAP at Keolu Elementary School. She is survived by her husband Wendell; daughter Malia Jade; siblings Michael John, Gary Charles, Deborah Jo and Colin James. Visitation 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at St. George's Catholic Church in Waimanalo, Mass at 11:00 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary

SADAMU “SANDY” SUMIDA

Posted On November 13th, 2016 -

SADAMU SADAMU SANDY SUMIDA Sadamu "Sandy" Sumida was born in Hana, Maui, the fifth and youngest son of Chiekichi and Kazu Sumida, both immigrants from Hiroshima, Japan. He had many fond memories of growing up in Hana and a deep appreciation for his family. He was a boarding student at Lahainaluna High School, where, besides attending academic classes and participating with fellow students in doing the school's farm chores, he was the star quarterback for the football team, and student body president. He credited his years at Lahainaluna with helping him learn the importance of human relationships and fair play and applied those lessons to all aspects of his life and career. He graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and a Fifth Year Professional Certificate for teaching vocational agriculture. He then taught at Mountain View School and Kohala High School on the Big Island during the 1940s and early 1950s, and was active in the Boy Scouts organization. He was such an inspiring teacher that many of his former students kept in touch with him, sending him gifts and taking him out to lunch when they came to Honolulu. Because of his work with the vocational agriculture program at Kohala High School, the Kohala Sugar Company's management asked him to join their management team-a first for someone of Japanese ancestry. He became director of training in the Industrial Relations department in 1951, and later assumed responsibility for the company's irrigation and cultivation operations. In 1957, he joined Castle & Cooke Terminals in Honolulu as its industrial relations program coordinator. In 1963, he left to become Training Director for the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Civil Service. He established the City's training policy, which became the basis for all of the City's training and development programs. His work was fully supported by then mayor Frank F. Fasi and his administration and by the United Public Workers union (UPW), as well as endorsed by the UH's Industrial Relations Department and the Division of Continuing Education, the San Francisco Civil Service office, Chaminade University, and the UPW. He also established an apprenticeship program for the trades, working with multiple agencies to ensure relevance of the program. His training work involved federal, state, City agencies as well as private companies and the Hawaii Employers Council. He was named Civil Service Department Employee of the Year in 1966. When he retired in 1967, he was Chief of Personnel Relations and Training. Upon his retirement, the City and the State of Hawai'i Senate and House of Representatives issued resolutions recognizing his contributions and accomplishments in personnel training and development. Thereafter, Mayor Fasi appointed him to the Neighborhood Commission in 1980, where he was elected chair and served until 1995. In 2013, he wrote his autobiography, Just a Little Boy from Hana, a copy of which is in the Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai'i's Manoa campus. His heart was big with the Aloha Spirit, which he spread far and wide. One of his favorite sayings was that "this is a people's world and one's relationship with others is of utmost importance." He always tried to treat others with respect, and in so doing, earned the respect and friendship of many people. He loved and appreciated his family, his many friends, and in his later years, the caregivers who supported him. And they all, in turn, loved and appreciated him. Sandy Sumida passed away peacefully at his home in Aina Haina, two weeks after his 99th birthday His wife, Kimiyo, had predeceased him on November 7, 2015. He is survived by his children, Gerald Sumida, Alicia Sumida and Cynthia Sumida-Scott, and his grandchildren, Gilani Sumida-Moiseff, Arthur Scott IV and Benjamin Scott. A private service was held November 12, 2016.

Chew Lun “David” Lau

Posted On November 13th, 2016 -

CHEW LUN DAVID LAU 92, of Kailua, a Honolulu City and County environmental engineer and U.S. Army veteran, died on October 23, 2016. He was born in Koloa. He is survived by wife Gertraud, son Edward (Fia), daughter Carla (Jon), and 4 grand- children. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Visitation at 4:30 p.m., service at 5:00 p.m. Inurnment at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

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