Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Mark D. Russell

Posted On March 3rd, 2013 -

Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary MARK D. RUSSELL
Age 54, of Kaneohe died February 11, 2013. He was born in Camp Zama, Japan and was an Oahu Transit Services (OTS “The Bus”) heavy equipment mechanic. He is survived by wife Adriane K.; daughter Mae; mother Chiseko; brother Dean G. (Janice); sister Karyn Perry; aunt Barbara Loo; nephews, nieces and his three lovable dogs Brittney, Keira and Mia. Visitation 4 p.m. on Saturday (March 9) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary-East Chapel, service 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

JANET MIYOKO TAKAMOTO

Posted On March 3rd, 2013 -

JANET MIYOKO TAKAMOTO Age 95, of Honolulu, passed away February 3, 2013 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born August 5, 1917 at Ewa Plantation, Hawaii. Active member of Ewa Senior Citizens and Ewa Hongwanji. She is survived by daughters, Roberta Takamoto, Joyce Tanisaka of California; son, Ronald (Irene) Takamoto; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Sunday March 17 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 19 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

DOROTHY ELIZABETH (CASTRO) LEN

Posted On March 3rd, 2013 -

DOROTHY ELIZABETH (CASTRO) LEN
Age 85, of Lahaina, a retired sales clerk, died on January 17, 2013, in Honolulu. She was born on March 28, 1927, in Lahaina. She is survived by daughters Charlene Len, Claudia (Norman) Ham; son John Len, Jr., sisters Bessie DeGama, Eva Barglsky, Jane Morikawa and two grand- children. Visitation 9:00-11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2013, Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, 712 Wainee St., Lahaina. Mass at 11:00 a.m.

ROY FREDRICK OLSEN

Posted On March 3rd, 2013 -

ROY FREDRICK OLSEN
Roy Fredrick Olsen, 89, passed away on February 15, 2013. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Fredrick and Wilhelmina Olsen, brother and four sisters. Born on April 19, 1923, Roy grew up on the Waipahu plantation and in Manoa; graduating from Roosevelt High in 1941. He served in the Army and Navy during World War II, after which he worked for Hawaiian Electric until retiring in 1979. Roy was a great athlete and avid sports fan who coached and mentored youth, including his son and grandchildren. He was a jack-of-all-trades who could build and fix anything. Roy was a loving husband and a dedicated father and grandfather. His kindness knew no bounds. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, zest for life, and love for his family and island home. He will be greatly missed by the love of his life of 64 years, Sharon (Burnett) Olsen; his children, Debra (John) Stewart, Richard (Bridget) Olsen; and 7 grandchildren: David Andrade, Michael, Michelle & John Stewart, and Heather, Richard & Alessandra Olsen; nieces and nephews, and all his many friends. Visitation will begin at 5:00pm on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Nu’uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services will begin at 6:00pm. Aloha attire. Private burial will be held at the Hawaii State Veteran’s Cemetery in Kaneohe.

MASANORI MATSUDA

Posted On March 3rd, 2013 -

MASANORI MATSUDA Age 93, of Waianae, HI, passed away January 13, 2013 in Waianae. Born November 6, 1919 in Waianae, HI. Graduate of Mid Pacific Institute. Retired from NAD/NAV MAG, Lualualei. Predeceased by wife, Clara Imai Matsuda, sister, Tamae Matsuda Adachi. He is survived by son, Roland M. Matsuda; daughters, Daphne (Ken) Lee, Judy Nakasone; 1 grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (March 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

RAYMOND MITSUYOSHI KAWANO, 86

Posted On March 3rd, 2013 -

RAYMOND MITSUYOSHI KAWANO,
86 Private services were held for Raymond Mitsuyoshi Kawano, who passed away on January 21, 2013, at the Kuakini Geriatric Center. Kawano, a retired police sergeant served with the Honolulu Police Department for 28 years. A 1944 Farrington High School graduate, he served in the US Air Force before joining the HPD. As a member of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Division, he served as a coordinator and a driving force in the development of the Police Activities League (PAL). His leadership and dedicated service to Hawaii’s youth through the many PAL programs earned him many honors and awards from the HPD, the State Legislature, and community groups. Holding a 6th degree black belt in judo, Kawano also played a vital role in establishing the self-defense training program for HPD recruits. Following retirement, Kawano continued to be involved with the many PAL activities and the judo community. He continued to enjoy handball at Nuuanu Y and golfing with friends. He also spent time supporting his two grand- children in their many activities. Kawano is survived by wife Mildred, daughter Kathleen Saito (Sanford), grandchildren Holly and Reid, and brother Hide.

FRANCINE CLAUDELLE FRANK

Posted On March 3rd, 2013 -

FRANCINE CLAUDELLE FRANK
Francine Claudelle Frank died on February 19th, 2013 in the comfort of her home, joining the light that shines down on us with everlasting love, friendship, compassion, peace and a smile. She was born on December 4th, 1963 in Honolulu, HI to Kiana Ka’ahanui and Franklin Phillips and is the oldest of seven siblings. She graduated from Kaiser High School in 1981. Fran spent her life caring for her kids, her family, friends and her community. She was an active member of the Kamehameha ohana and was a loved and valued employee. She lived a pono life and was the embodiment of aloha, hope and inspiration. After an epic battle with cancer she passed in peace surrounded by the loves of her life: her babies Kiana Frank (KS ’04), Kainoa Frank (KS ’08), Keoni and Kalae Frank (KS ’11), and her husband Stephen Frank (KS ’80). A celebration of Francine’s life will be held on Sunday March 10th, at 1:00pm at Kamehameha Schools Chapel (visitation from 12:00pm). Fran requested aloha attire (she said no black unless that’s all you own). In lieu of cut flowers, the family requests live potted plants of Fran’s favorites (orchid, anthurium, ginger, ti leaf, pakalana, etc) to plant in her family garden in her honor.

MARCELO “MAC” AGUSTIN PONCIANO

Posted On March 3rd, 2013 -

MARCELO MAC AGUSTIN PONCIANO Age 93, of Kahuku, HI, passed away February 17, 2013 in Honolulu. Born October 30, 1919 in Magsingal, Philippines. He was a Charter Member of Koolauloa Lions Club. He is survived by wife, Patricia Ponciano; caregiver, Cristina Basilio; daughters, Patti (Russell) O’Daly, Paulette (John) List, Marcella Ahue, Letitia Ponciano-Galapia, Jacqueline (Mark) Ponciano- Babb; sons, Ronald (Rhonda) Ponciano, Allen (Stephanie) Ponciano, Merald Ponciano, Peter (Denise) Ponciano, Kennan (Cathy) Ponciano, Patrick (Lita) Ponciano; brothers, Isidora (Perla) Ponciano, Gaudencio (Betsy) Ponciano, Mariano (Adela) Ponsiano; sisters, Gabriella (Ricky) Rabaino, Julie (Richard) Couillard; 22 grand- children, 15 great-grand- children. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (March 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Casual/Aloha Attire.

PROFESSOR KLAUS WYRTKI

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

PROFESSOR KLAUS WYRTKI
Professor Klaus Wyrtki passed away peacefully on February 5, 2013, two days before his 88th birthday. He is survived by his wife Erika, daughter Undine, son Oliver and his grandchildren Robert, Katrina and Nicholas. He is preceded in death by his granddaughter Natalie. Klaus will be remembered as a loving husband, wonderful father and “Opa”, a great scientist, a true friend, and mentor to his many students and colleagues throughout the world. Klaus was born in Tarnowitz, Germany and received his Doctorate in Oceanography, Mathematics and Physics from the University of Kiel in 1950. He subsequently held positions in Germany, Indonesia, Monaco, Australia, and at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in California. He arrived in Hawaii in 1964 where he was one of the founders of the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Klaus made numerous fundamental contributions to observing and understanding important ocean and climate processes during his distinguished career. He is most famous for his work on the El Niño/Southern Oscillation phenomenon, piecing together disparate data to discover the ocean physics that are essential in the development of these extreme climate events. Klaus published more than 100 papers, a monograph on The Southeast Asian Waters, and the Atlas of the Indian Ocean Expedition. He received wide recognition for his contributions, including the Rosenstiel Medal, the Albert Defant Medal from the German Meteorological Society, the Maurice Ewing medal from the American Geophysical Union, the Sverdrup Gold Medal from the American Meteorological Society, the Prince Albert I Medal, and the Alexander Agassiz Award from the National Academy of Sciences. Klaus became Professor Emeritus of the University of Hawaii in 1993. The family will hold a private memorial service. The University of Hawaii is planning a separate memorial.

VICTORIA “TOYANG” BALLESTEROS RAUSA

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

VICTORIA TOYANG BALLESTEROS RAUSA Age 74, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 4, 2013 in Mililani. Born September 15, 1938 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Was employed at McDonald’s Waikele as a service crew. She is survived by husband, Freddie A. Rausa; sons, Adonis Rausa, Raymundo (Rosalie) Rausa, Fernando Rausa; daughter, Maria (Lorenzo) Farinas; 9 grand- children; 1 great-grandson; brother, Federico Ballesteros; sisters, Felicidad Guzman, Rosal (Francisco) Ladines, Perpetua (Ruperto) Cuayzon. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (March 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (March 8) at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

YOUNG FUN CHOY

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

YOUNG FUN CHOY
1911 – 2013 Centenarian Young Fun Choy of Honolulu passed away January 22, 2013 at the age of 101. He was born in 1911, and lived a full life of resilience, generosity and excellence. One of his oldest memories took place on November 18, 1917 just shy of his sixth birthday, while he walked on Vineyard Boulevard. He was unable to cross Nuuanu Avenue due to the funeral cortege of Queen Liliuokalani. From the age of eight, Y.F. contributed to the family’s income, first as a shoeshine boy, later as a waiter, bookkeeper and accountant. His earnings helped support his five younger siblings. In spite of the constant need to contribute to his family’s welfare, he was an honor student at McKinley High School and a member of the school’s band. This same band played during the opening ceremony of the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial in 1927. Primarily self-taught, he started his own public accounting practice and was one of the first, and one of the last, licensed Public Accountants in Hawaii. He never retired, but continued to work five days a week until his death. He was a fifty-one year member of the Scottish Rite, a lifetime member of the Hawaii Congress of Parents & Teachers, long-time supporter of Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children and a former President of the Waioli Lion’s Club. But above all, he was proudest of being the grandfather of six Eagle Scouts and one prospective Eagle Scout. Y. F. was married to his true love, Florence Thom, for seventy-two years. They had six children and 14 grandchildren, to whom he left a legacy of music and culture. From listening to opera, learning Chinese calligraphy, reading every genre of literature, traveling the world to embracing the art of cooking, Y.F. was a true role model for his children and grandchildren. Y.F. was preceded in death by his wife, Florence. He leaves two sons, Mel Choy and Darryl Choy (Thalia), four daughters, Gayle Chang (Douglas), Lynn Smith (Ronald), Jan Choy (Howard Miller) and Lisa Choy (Kirby Bartlett). He will be remembered by fourteen grandchildren, Christina Solomon (Michael), Alex Choy, Nick Choy, Tom Choy, Devin Choy, Denalee Choy, Dathan Choy, Rich Chang (Miyuki), Jason Chang (Mi Soon Shin), Caitlin Smith, Ben Miller, Tucker Miller, Samantha Bartlett and Parker Bartlett and by five great-grandchildren, Shaun Solomon, Brian Solomon, Cobi-Blaize Ozaki, Jacey Chang and Mae Chang. He is survived by his sisters, Evelyn Chu and Gwendolyn Lui. A private (family only) service was held at the Hsu Yun Buddhist Temple in February. Y.F. Choy’s life will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Parish Hall of St. Clements Episcopal Church, 1515 Wilder Avenue in Honolulu, from 12 noon to 2 pm. In lieu of gifts, donations may be given to Y.F.’s favorite charities, which include Grand Lodge Hawaii, Hawaii Public Radio, Hospice Hawaii, Palolo Chinese Home, PBS Hawaii and Shriners Hospital.

ESTRELLA A. ADMIRAL

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

ESTRELLA A. ADMIRAL
Age 80, of Waipahu, passed away February 12, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born April 23, 1932 in Manila, Philippines. She is survived by daughter, Jackie Lou Admiral; brothers, Cesar Aquino, Renato (Lualhati) Aquino, Marcial Aquino; many grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Thursday 3/7 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday 3/8 at the Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

CARLOS A. DIAZ DIAZ

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

CARLOS A. DIAZ DIAZ
Age 83, of Kahaluu, Hawaii, passed away on February 16, 2013 at Center for Aging At Tripler. He was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on September 26, 1929. He is a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a Warehouse Manager for Executive Chef/Bath and Butler and a member of the United Puerto Rican Association of Hawaii. Preceded in death by wife Cecilia R. Diaz on October 24, 2012. He is survived by Sons: John K. Hesia, Dennis (Colleen) Hesia of Hilo, Frank (Kalae) Hesia, Carlos (Tracy) Diaz, Jr., Richard (Gina) Diaz, Delbert Diaz, Darryl (Gina) Diaz; Daughters: Matilda Hesia, Emelia Rodrigues, Lori Ann (Eddie) Diaz; Hanai Sons: Enrique (Mokihana) Rodrigues, Joel (Bobbie) Daniels; Brother: David (Vilma) Munoz of Puerto Rico. Service Information: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. with service at 10:30 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park and burial at 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HARUE “HELEN” CHINA

Posted On February 28th, 2013 -

HARUE HELEN CHINA Age 83, of Ewa, HI, passed away January 26, 2013 in Kapolei, HI. Born February 18, 1929 in Piihau, HI. Harue was retired as a Fry cook from Leeward Drive Inn. She was also formerly employed by Kawano Store & Pink Poodle Diner. She is survived by sons, Casey (Joyce) Manalo, Dan (Sharole) Manalo, Darren (Jolene) Manalo; daughter-in- law, Kachorn Manalo; brother, Eddie China; sisters, Margaret Muramoto, Sueko (Walter) Kimura; brother-in-law, Ted China; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; former husband, Protacio (Candy) Manalo. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Mon. (3/4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tue. (3/5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

GLORIA JEAN SIBAYAN ALCOS

Posted On February 28th, 2013 -

GLORIA JEAN SIBAYAN ALCOS Age 68, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 2, 2013 in Waipahu, HI. Born September 1, 1944 in Waipahu, HI. She was a retired hospital cook at Kahi Mohala. She is survived by husband, Byron Alcos; son, Byron (Kawena) Alcos, II; brothers, Donald Villanueva, Anthony Villanueva, Dion (Jayce) Villanueva; sisters, Eli Espejo of CA, Debbie Villanueva of WA, Linda (Tommy) Alcos, Connie (Ben) Badayos; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Mon. (3/4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service: 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tues. (3/5) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

EDWIN Y.H. CHANG

Posted On February 28th, 2013 -

EDWIN Y.H. CHANG Age 85, Honolulu, passed away February 13, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born September 8, 1927 in Honolulu. Retired from Hawaii Newspaper Agency; Past President of Gook Doo Sam Heong Society. He is survived by wife, Edna Mew Lin Chun; sons, Melvin G. L. (Lei) Chang, Jonathan G. J. (In Suk) Chang, Dominic G. B. Chang; daughters, Carolyn O. W. (Roy) Ozaki, Pamela E. W. (Sae) Tuia, Constance C. W. (Bradley) Hall; sister, Jennie Ernst; 16 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday 3/5 at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St., Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Betty Ann Tam

Posted On February 28th, 2013 -

BETTY ANN TAM 1917 – 2013 A Celebration Waioli Tea Room, Manoa Saturday, March 2, 2013 (9:30-11:30 am) Betty Ann McKee (born Charleston, W. Virginia to William and Myra McKee) attended Purdue University, BA and MS (psychology). Married Col Donald Robert Tam (deceased). Retired Kailua 1969 and later Pohai Nani Her positive attitude, easy sense of humor, and gracious manner made her welcome everywhere. Lived Washington, D.C., Turkey, Yugoslavia, and Hawai’i. Traveled regularly throughout world. Survived by sister Myra Moody; sons Bill Tam and Bob Tam; 3 grandchildren: Laura Tam, Lindsay Holland, and David Tam; 4 great grandchildren – Liam Knudsen, Ellery Knudsen, Will Holland, Henry Holland; 6 nieces; 1 nephew. No Flowers. Donations may be made to Marimed Foundation (Kaneohe)

DELPHINE “BINA” CHAMIZO

Posted On February 28th, 2013 -

DELPHINE BINA CHAMIZO Age 89, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 11, 2013 in Waipahu. Born February 22, 1923 in Hanamaulu, Kauai, HI. Delphine was a former bowler at Pearl City Bowl. She was a member of the Resurrection of The Lord Catholic Church. She is survived by son, Allan (Priscilla) Chamizo; daughters, Barbara (Frank) Racoma, Rhona (David) Ouldhouse of TX, Kathleen (Rick) Carr of TX; brother, Jack (Monica) Amorin of Kauai, HI; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (March 4) at Resurrection of The Lord Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu); Mass 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

GWEN AKUTAGAWA KOMETANI

Posted On February 27th, 2013 -

GWEN AKUTAGAWA KOMETANI
Age 73, of Pearl City passed away Feb 9, 2013 at St. Francis Hospice Nuuanu. She was a retired Dept of Health Administrative Assistant. She is survived by her mother, Doris Akutagawa, daughter Nadine Kometani-Oura (Robin); sons, Douglas Kometani (Lorna) and Nathan Kometani; brother, Ralph Akutagawa (Ardeth), 9 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3rd at Thurston Chapel, Punahou School Services 10:30 a.m. Casual attire, No flowers

STANLEY Y. HARAGA

Posted On February 26th, 2013 -

STANLEY Y. HARAGA Age 95, of Honolulu, a retired General Contractor, passed away on February 8, 2013. He was born on May 21, 1917 in Olaa, Hawaii. He worked for Robert Kaya Builders then retired from Stanley Haraga Construction. His expertise was in building high rises, mainly in Waikiki. He was an avid fisherman and world traveler. He was a single digit golfer and a member of the Moanalua Golf Club. He is survived by sons, Rodney (Naomi) Haraga, Wayne Haraga; daughters, Nora (Edwin) Muramoto, Lorraine (Garold) Kashiwa; 7 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on March 1, 2013 at 6 pm at the Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation at 5 pm. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harriet A. Gay

Posted On February 26th, 2013 -

HARRIET A. GAY She received a B.A. degree from Russell Sage College, Troy, NY and a M.S. degree in English Literature from Brown University, Providence, RI. For many years she was a member of the Morning Music Club of Honolulu, hosting classical music concerts at her home in the Maunawili Valley featuring her 1895 Steinway Concert Grand Piano. Mrs. Gay was also an artist and author of short stories published in literary magazines such as the Kenyon Review, Texas Quarterly, Carolina Quarterly, Honolulu Magazine. She also published “The Julliard String Quartet” 1974 and a novel “Ode’s Den” 1996. She served on the staff of the Famous Writers School, Westport, Conn. She studied art at the Honolulu Art Academy with such well known artists as Gabor Peterdi and Larry Calcagno. Date of death: February 22, 2013 Age: 90 Gender:Female Place of residence 1314 Kalakaua Ave Honolulu, HI 96826 Occupation Artist and Author Place of death Straub Hospital Place of birth: Boston, MA November 28, 1922 She is survived by: Husband: E. Laurence Gay, retired Vice Chairman of Amfac, Inc. Children: Noel L. Gay (Kathleen), Morgan Hill, CA Dr. Peter C. Gay (Wendy), Rochester, MN Ms. Marguerite Gulyassy, San Mateo, CA Mrs. Georgette Gay Parrish (Martin), Boulder, CO Grandchildren: Dustin L. Gay Josie S. Gay Basanese Samuel L. Gay Anna E. Gay Great Grandchildren: Madison Basanese Service information Requiem Mass St Anthony Church 148 Makawao St Kailua, HI 96734 Tuesday February 26, 2013 10:00 am Please no flowers. Make donations to: Morning Music Club of Honolulu 3360 Kamaaina Place Honolulu,HI,96817 Att-Jill Fong

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Walden

Posted On February 26th, 2013 -

ELIZABETH (BETTY) ANN WALDEN Age 77, passed away on February 20th, 2013. She was born in Rockland, Maine, on August 28, 1935, the daughter of Frank and Rena Call. Betty graduated from Orono High school in 1953, and Gorham State Teachers’ College in 1957. She was a first grade teacher for a few years prior to meeting her future husband William Walden, who was an officer in the Navy. They were married in July of 1962 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, and went to Kauai for their honeymoon. She lived in Hawaii for over 40 years, with fifteen years in Volcano on the Big Island, and most of the rest near Hawaii Kai on Oahu. She was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and she loved wired-hair fox terriers. She is preceded in death by her husband, Commander William Walden USN, and her sister, Jayne. She is survived by her two sons, John and James Walden, her grandchildren, Nathan and Malia Walden, and her sisters, Rita Desjardins and Sandra Jenness. She was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous with 25 years sober. A memorial service will be held, Saturday, March 2nd, 2pm, at Franklin Hill Foursquare Church in Yakima, WA. Another memorial service will be in Honolulu, Saturday, March 9th, 2pm, at Waiokeola Congregational Church, 4705 Kilauea Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to WWW.ALZ.org for Alzheimer’s research. Online tributes can be made at WWW.tributes.com

Joseph F. Souza Jr.

Posted On February 26th, 2013 -

JOSEPH F. SOUZA, JR. Feb. 12, 2013 Joseph F. Souza, Jr., 83, of Maui, a retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, died peacefully surrounded by family at his daughter’s home. He was one of six children, born to Jose Souza, the first Fire Chief of Maui and Mary Souza (Castro) in Wailuku, Maui. Joseph attended St. Anthony’s Catholic School and continued a lifelong devotion to His Roman Catholic faith. He went to work at an early age to help his family, then enlisted in the Army at 17 and became a paratrooper. He was a wartime veteran of WWII and Vietnam. He was also a combat veteran of the Korean Conflict, and Purple Heart recipient. He was also awarded the Soldier’s Medal for (Heroism) for saving the life of a drowning swimmer at Sandy Beach, Oahu. He married Lorraine Souza (Camacho), Miss Waikiki, in 1951. One of his many hobbies was bodybuilding, earning him the title Mr. Armed Forces. He also loved spear fishing, shell collecting, Sculpturing, and wood carving. He is survived by wife Lorraine (Camacho) Souza, of Honolulu; nine sons and daughters, Charles (Tiare) Souza of Hilo, Mary (Greg) Gagne of Potomac Falls, Va., Starlette Bauer of San Diego, John (Suzanne) Souza of Hilo, Celeste R. Souza of Waikaloa, Mark Souza, Paul Souza, and James Souza, all of Honolulu, Carolyn (Steven) Conner of Gresham, Or. Sister Elsie Furtado of Wailuku, Maui, and brother Edward Souza of Makawao, Maui. He was preceded in death by brother Albert Souza, sister Elizabeth (Souza) Lake, and infant brother Joseph, all of Maui. He has 29 and three hanai grandchildren, 46 great- grandchildren, and four hanai and two great-great-grand- children, and many nieces and nephews. May the mercy of God, grant unto you eternal rest. We love you. Funeral services: Viewing 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 10 a.m. at Star of the Sea Church, Honolulu, and burial at 1 p.m. at Kaneohe Veterans Cemetery.

ELIZABETH “NANI” HAI

Posted On February 26th, 2013 -

ELIZABETH NANI HAI Age 85, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 14, 2013 in Kula, Maui. Born March 10, 1927 in Oahu. Elizabeth was a retired Dole Company supervisor. She was a member of Alu Like on Maui & member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints-Waiehu Ward, Maui. She is survived by sons, Adam S. (Drena) Hai, Jr., Allen Hai of OR; daughters, Nani (Sione) Heimuli of AZ, Momi A. Hai of Maui, HI, Linda A. (Gaylane) Clark of Maui, HI; sister, Bertha Lucero; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (March 2) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints-Hawaii Stake Center (95-1039 Meheula Prkway., Mililani); Funeral Service 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

GREGORIE “MARY” VENTIC VALDEZ

Posted On February 25th, 2013 -

GREGORIE MARY VENTIC VALDEZ Age 88, of Waianae, passed away February 2, 2013 at St. Francis Hospice. Born January 5, 1925 in Kawaihau, Kauai. She is survived by sons, Alipio F. (Farida) Valdez Jr., Roland (Teresita) Valdez, Rodney (Anita) Valdez, Gary (Melekalama) Valdez; daughters, Stella Montero, Shirley Valdez, Sheila Herlandiz, Sandra Horner, Susan (Mark) Mayer; brother, Jude Ventic; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grand- children; 6 great-great-grand- children; nieces and nephews. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday 3/1 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

MARIA CALARANAN GANIR

Posted On February 25th, 2013 -

MARIA CALARANAN GANIR Age 85, of Honolulu, HI, passed away January 28, 2013 in Honolulu. Born February 20, 1927 in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by caregiver & nephew, Brigido (Lourdes) Ganir. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (March 2) at St. Philomena Catholic Church (3300 Ala Laulani St., Salt Lake); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JOHN BADIYO

Posted On February 25th, 2013 -

JOHN BADIYO Age 94, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 31, 2013 in Waipahu. Born January 3, 1919 in Hana, Maui, HI. John was formerly employed by Michelin Tires, the Naval Supply Center, and the United States Post Office. He is survived by daughters, Rosemary Esteves, Carolyn (Glenn) West of Wisconsin; son, Richard (Anne) Badiyo of Nevada; brother, Robert Stant; sister, Margie; 9 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren. Private Services were held.

WILLIAM MELVIN SMITH, JR.

Posted On February 25th, 2013 -

WILLIAM MELVIN SMITH, JR.
(5/16/1924 – 2/8/2013) William Melvin Smith, Jr. of Kaneohe, Hawaii passed away on February 8, 2013, surrounded by his family at 88 years old. He was born in Honolulu on May 16, 1924, the son of William Smith and Rena Kealoha. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Moana Riley Smith, daughters Billi Smith (Scott Topp), Maureen Smith, sons Riley (Nancy) Smith and Kimo (Kapu) Smith, sister Leila Davenport, half-sisters Jacqueline Smith (deceased), Leona Peroff, Ulu (Gabriel) Malani, Stephanie (Charles) Iona, Helene Smith (deceased) , ten grandchildren: Hala’i Topp, Kenui Topp, Craig Lapilio, Anu (Chino) Alcantar, Masa Lapilio, Aloha Lapilio, Jesse Alvord, Kaliko Smith, Kainui Michael Smith and Piilani Smith, six great grandchildren, Taimane Laupola, Makanani Smith, Tehani Alcantar, Takai Alcantar, Makoa Lapilio and Mattea Topp. When Bill was thirteen years old (1937), he attended St. Louis High School and later graduated from Baldwin Memorial High School. He swam for Coach Soichi Sakamoto and his Three Year Swimming Club in the irrigation ditches of Puunene. He later went on to swim for Mike Peppe at Ohio State University, where he won fifteen National AAU Championships, eight NCAA Championships, held eighteen American Records, seven World Records and in 1948 was Captain of the United States Olympic Swimming team and won two gold medals at the London Olympic Games. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame, the Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame, the Ohio State University Athletic Hall of Fame and named the Ohio State University Swimmer of the Century. Upon his return to Honolulu, he worked for the City and County of Honolulu, as Water Safety Director, for over thirty years. During his tenure, the lifeguard service grew from six lifeguards on the beaches in Waikiki, to over 300 guards protecting the public at the many beaches throughout the entire island of Oahu. He was particularly proud of hiring the uniquely skilled watermen at the dangerous beaches at Makaha, Pipeline, Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay. These brave men were willing to risk their lives to save others and make beaches safer. During his career, he embarked on his lifelong passion of teaching the youth of Hawaii to set high goals and learn that anything is possible; traits he learned under Coach Sakamoto and the Three Year Swimming Club. He coached swimmers at Kaneohe Bay Swim Club and for twenty five years at Kamehameha Swim Club. His swimmers learned discipline, sacrifice and that with hard work, comes many rewards. He was especially proud that these skills transferred to their adult lives, as they started their families and entered the work force. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at St. Ann’s Church (Kaneohe), with visitation at 10:00 AM, services at 11:00 AM and reception to follow. Inurnment of his ashes will be at a later date.

MINNIE HEU TOM

Posted On February 25th, 2013 -

MINNIE HEU TOM
Age 97 of Kailua, Hawaii died on February 20, 2013 at her residence. She was born April 28, 1915 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mrs. Tom was the Proprietress on Tom’s Grill in Chinatown. Survived by sons: Gordon (Judy), Randall (Sharon) and Clayton (Patricia) Tom; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grand- children and 4 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Chuch. A Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Graveside Services will be held at 12:45 p.m. at the Nuuanu Memorial Park. The family requests that aloha attire be worn for the services and in lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to the Windward Seniors Day Care Center or the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

RAYMOND SILVA SAMPAIO

Posted On February 24th, 2013 -

RAYMOND SILVA SAMPAIO
Age 83, of Kapolei, HI, passed away February 7, 2013 in Aiea. Born April 7, 1929 in Kailua-Kona, HI. A lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and The Knights of Columbus. He is survived by wife, Jean M. Sampaio; daughters, Nancy Espiritu, Cindy Sampaio, Joanne M. (Russell) Jeremiah; brother, Clarence S. Sampaio; 6 grandchildren; 1 great- grandchild. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 27) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 28) at St. Rita Catholic Church (89-318 Farrington Hwy., Nanakuli); Mass 10:00 a.m.


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