Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Stephanie Turcotte Farmer

Posted On March 30th, 2014 -

3-30 612899 Stephanie FarmerSTEPHANIE TURCOTTE FARMER December 28, 1963 – March 17, 2014 Stephanie Turcotte Farmer was born on 28 December, 1963 and passed away on Monday, 17 March 2014 after a valiant battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family and friends at her brand new home in Schertz, Texas. Stephanie was born in Princeton, Illinois and raised in Seabrook, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she met her future husband, Patrick Farmer. They were married in September 1989 and she threw her energy fully into the challenge of being a military wife. She was a meticulous housekeeper, organized beyond description and especially accomplished at baking, counted cross stitch, crochet, needlepoint and puzzles (crossword and jigsaw alike). Through years of moving around the country she kept her family’s home life moving in well-oiled precision despite whatever external pressures and chaos whirled about. Stephanie was prepared for any catastrophe that had the temerity to present itself, she was never without a spare anything and always had time to talk to family and friends alike regardless of the hour of day. Steph was any friend’s most ardent advocate and any opponent’s most bitter and stubborn adversary. She fought cancer to an impressive standstill for three years before ultimately falling to the dreaded disease. Stephanie is survived by her husband of 24 years Patrick, her mother Rita Gibson, stepfather Roger Gibson, brothers Brad and Brett Turcotte, mother-in-law Darlina Farmer, father-in-law Butch Farmer, sister-in-law Toni Turcotte and her beloved dog Mochi. She is preceded in death by her father Chuck Turcotte. Visitation and memorial service was held at the Schertz Funeral Home on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM. You are invited to sign the electronic guestbook at www.schertzfuneralhome.com

RICHARD “HISA” HIDEO SHIMAMOTO

Posted On March 30th, 2014 -

RICHARD HISA HIDEO SHIMAMOTO Age 93, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 28, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born March 6, 1920 in Waialua, HI. Richard was the propietor of Friendly Home Builders. He was a member of the Gospel of Salvation Church. He is survived by sons, Mike (Reita) Shimamoto, Steve (Beatrice) Shimamoto, Mark (Tammy) Shimamoto; sister, Betty Migita; daughter-in-law, Jo-Ann Shimamoto; 6 grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (April 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

EDRALINA “ELLING” GUZMAN REYES

Posted On March 30th, 2014 -

EDRALINA ELLING GUZMAN REYES Age 82, of Honolulu, passed away March 4, 2014 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born May 10, 1931 in Rimos #4, Luna, La Union, Philippines. Former President of the Rimos Royal Youth Club, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Joseph (Juana Sabado) Guzman, Francisco (Dollotte Somera) Guzman Reyes; daughter, Andrea Reyes Rivera; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday 4/2 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

WAYNE K. TANAKA

Posted On March 30th, 2014 -

WAYNE K. TANAKA Age 54, of Pearl City, passed away March 16, 2014 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born July 8, 1959 in Honolulu. He is survived by sister, Joanne (Randy Aurio) Tanahara; brother, Russell (Cara) Tanaka; numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceeded in death by his parents, Mineji & Ann Tanaka. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday 4/3 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

YOSHIHARU “ROY” YOSHIKA

Posted On March 29th, 2014 -

YOSHIHARU ROY YOSHIKA Age 88, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 23, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born January 14, 1926 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by wife, Evelyn S. Yoshika; son, Craig Yoshika; daughter, Charlene (Jose) Monroy. Private services. Please no monetary offerings.

PAUL KALEI AKIONA

Posted On March 29th, 2014 -

3-29 PAUL KALEI AKIONAPAUL KALEI AKIONA July 21, 1938 – March 20, 2014 Paul Kalei Akiona passed away at Kaiser Medical Center, Vallejo, CA on Thursday March 20, after a long illness. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and was the second youngest of eleven siblings. He leaves to cherish his memory; his sisters, Josephine K. DeLaura-Crow and Shirley P. Hering of Vallejo, CA., Ramona Teves, Dorothy Kekuewa, Veronica Samera, Lorna Terry, of Honolulu, HI, and Lorraine Kaniho of Kamulea, HI., numerous nephews and nieces throughout Hawaii & the mainland. Paul is preceded in death by his parents Peter K. Akiona, Sr. and Julia Pamaiaulu Akiona, brothers Peter K. Akiona, Roland K. Akiona, and Robert K. Akiona. Paul served in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged. He retired from the Naval Aviation Depot, Alameda, CA as a supervisor in 1993, after a long and distinguished career. He was truly loved by his ‘Ohana and many friends, and will be dearly missed. During Paul’s time on earth he was friends to all and touched every person he encountered with his generosity to his ohana and friends. Although Paul lived in California for most of his youth and all of his adult life, his true love was his birthplace of Hawai’i Nei. Viewing will be at Colonial Chapel, Vallejo, California, Saturday March 29 and Sunday March 30, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Services will be held on Monday March 31, 2014 at 11:30 am, cremation to follow at Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, CA. Inurnment to be held July 26th, Oahu, Hawaii. Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Chapels, Vallejo, CA.

Charles D. “Charlie” Fox, III

Posted On March 28th, 2014 -

CHARLES D. CHARLIE FOX III Charles D. “Charlie” Fox, III of Honolulu, Hawaii, died February 14, 2014, after a long illness. A Celebration of Life will be held at Kahala Nui, 4389 Malia Street, Honolulu, on Thursday, April 10 from 12 pm – 2 pm (Aloha Attire). Charlie graduated from the University of North Carolina and the University of Virginia Law School. He served in the Navy on active duty from 1951-1954, including combat in Korea, and was in the reserves from 1957-1977. He achieved the rank of Captain, USNR. Charlie practiced law in his hometown of Roanoke, Virginia from 1957-1998. He was a former General Counsel of the Association of Naval Aviation. Charlie served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Virginia Law School Foundation from 1991-1998, and was appointed an honorary trustee. Charlie held an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Tusculum College and he was a longtime trustee of the Warren W. Hobbie Charitable Trust. Charlie and his wife of 62 years, Preston, started the Smithfield-Preston Foundation to support the Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg, Virginia and they, along with others, helped to start the Lahainaluna High School Foundation. He was active in too many organizations to list, lending his expertise and enthusiasm to all. Charlie is survived by wife, Preston; sons, Charles D. “Skip” Fox IV (Beth) and Frank P. Fox; grandchildren, Quent, Elm, Anna and Sam; and brother, Carter V. Fox. Memorial donations may be made to: -UVA Law School Foundation, 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1738 -Lahainaluna High School Foundation, P.O. Box 11617, Lahaina, HI 96761 -Smithfield-Preston Foundation, P.O. Box 11531, Blacksburg, VA 24062-1531

PETER I. KANESHIGE

Posted On March 28th, 2014 -

3-28 Peter Kaneshige PhotoPETER I. KANESHIGE 59, of Honolulu, HI, died on February 21, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. He was born in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by his son, Nathaniel Kaneshige; daughter, Nicole Kaneshige; father, Isamu Kaneshige; mother, Carole S. Kaneshige and brother, Jay Kaneshige. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Punahou School, Thurston Memorial Chapel at 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an educational fund for Nathaniel and Nicole payable to: The Kaneshige Family Trust, 98-1277 Kaahumanu St. Ste 115 Aiea, HI 96701. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services LLC.

FLORENCE I. M. TOKIOKA

Posted On March 28th, 2014 -

FLORENCE I. M. TOKIOKA Age 98, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 18, 2014 in Aiea. Born June 13, 1915 in Puuloa, HI. Member of Pearl City Hongwanji. She is survived by sons, Wallace (Rose) Tokioka, Glen (Patricia Ann) Tokioka; daughter, Gayleen Fujimura; sisters, Yoshiko Ebisu, Stella Uno; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ANGELINE “COOKIE” DOLORES CORDEIRO

Posted On March 27th, 2014 -

ANGELINE COOKIE DOLORES CORDEIRO Age 68, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 27, 2014 in Honolulu. Born September 21, 1945 in Honolulu, HI. Member of United Puerto Rican Association. She is survived by son, Andrew DeMello; daughters, Laurie Naki, Antonette DeMello, Roberta (Tau) Taei; 21 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; father, Raymond “Spike” Cordeiro, Sr.; sister, Theresa (Thomas) Cordeiro Schlemmer; brothers, Raymond Cordeiro, Jr., Anthony (Eloise) Cordeiro. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

EVANGELINE “EDNA” ALIAS CABILES

Posted On March 27th, 2014 -

3-27 EVANGELINE CABILESEVANGELINE EDNA ALIAS CABILES Age 72, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 1, 2014 in Honolulu. Born April 12, 1941 in Pantay Fatima, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Fujiya Limited in Honolulu. Member of Narvacan Association of Hawaii. She is survived by husband, Juan D. Cabiles; children, Ofelia (Wilfred) Simpliciano, Eddie (Bernadette) Cabiles, Salve (Roderick) Lumauag; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children; brother, Artemio Alias; sister, Milagros Cablayan. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday (April 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Wednesday (April 2) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Nancy Tsurue Ramos

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

3-26 613831 Nancy RamosNANCY TSURUE RAMOS Age 92, of Kaneohe, passed away at home on March 14, 2014. She was born in Hilo. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph Ramos; parents, Matsu and Kame Uchima; brothers Danny, Larry, and Zenko Uchima; son Eddie Uchima Lindsey; stepson Joseph Ramos; and granddaughter Mary Jane Ramos-Langston of Osceola, Arkansas. Survived by sons David (Phyllis), Phillip, Gary (Sharon), Brian (Lovey) Ramos; and daughters Karen Heimoana, Sherri Perreira, Velma Funtanilla, and Debra Ramos; 27 grand- children; 57 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 11 a.m. Monday (March 31) Valley of the Temples Memorial ParkChapel, service 12 p.m., burial 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Paul T. Kobayashi

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

3-26 613834   Paul KobayashiPAUL T. KOBAYASHI Long-time educator and former principal of Leilehua High School and Wahiawa Community School, passed away quietly at his home in Wahiawa on January 26, 2014. He was 83. Kobayashi is remembered for his contributions to organizations such as the Hawaii Department of Education, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Oahu Interscholastic Association (OIA), HGEA EO Unit 6, Hawaii Democratic Party, Wahiawa General Hospital, Hawaii Chapter of the National Football Foundation, and the Kunia Orchid Society. Below is a tribute written and presented by Aileen Hokama at the dedication of Leilehua High School’s Paul T. Kobayashi Gymnatorium on December 16, 2006. In 1958, a young, idealistic Paul Kobayashi was assigned to Radford High School as a teacher. Thus began an auspicious career as an educator that would span 44 years and include unprecedented leadership as an Educational Specialist for the then OIS and for Leeward District. An innovative principal for Leilehua High School for 13 years. Three time president of the OIA. Groundbreaking work with the HGEA. Principal of the Wahiawa Community School for 23 years. A Commissioner on the WASC Board. In these authorized leadership positions and as the undeclared but true leader behind the scenes, Paul Kobayashi was a visionary whose fearless leadership would forever change the DOE landscape and the travel of all educational officers who would follow him. The DOE was still a youthful educational system when Paul Kobayashi earned his master’s degree and began his educational career in 1958. At the time, Hawaii was immersed in its sometimes turbulent transition from a paternalistic plantation community to statehood. It was a time when its citizens in all institutions, including the DOE, were struggling to create opportunities to demonstrate their competence and capacity for leadership. These social forces shaped the philosophy and vision of Mr. Kobayashi and guided an educational career shaped by a strong belief in the inherent capacity of people, regardless of status, race or nationality, to become contributing leaders of their school and larger community. In 1972, in an interview in the Central Island News, Paul Kobayashi said, “In the final analysis, the school must meet the varying needs of the students they serve in terms of the changing dynamics and conditions replete in society today-and tomorrow-the threshold of the 21st century.” This quest for dynamic education and the need to prepare students for a new century was clearly ahead of its time. Twenty years later, educators across the nation would rally around school renewal and preparation for a vastly different 21st century. As an educational leader, Paul Kobayashi traversed a sometimes solitary road, recognizing that true leadership includes personal sacrifice and the strength to withstand the pessimists, the cynics and the doubters afraid of change. Hugh Yoshida said it best: “Mr. Kobayashi’s decisions may not always have been popular; but they were right for students.” Paul Kobayashi made possible: Learning Option Time (LOT) that provided Leilehua’s 3,000 students extended learning opportunities and time for professional development for teachers. He said at the time “the school cannot and should not be the sole provider of learning situations. The community institutions have much to offer; therefore, a mutual exposure will benefit both student and the community.” 20 years later, the DOE would advocate community involvement with schools and the Parent Networking Centers. At Leilehua, Paul created an Instructional Council, Supportive Council, Co-Curricular Council and the School Community Council, who were charged with decision-making and problem-solving of school issues. Two decades later, the DOE would begin SCBM. He provided the necessary leadership in the formation of the Oahu Interscholastic Association by merging the members of the original ROIA and the public schools from the Interscholastic Association of Honolulu in 1970. Nay Sayers predicted this would be the demise of high school athletics. Paul Kobayashi was convinced that the creation of OIA would provide public school students with an even playing field where they could excel as athletes. He worked to have the OIA Game of the Week on television, filming public school athletes for the first time. Today, OIA is a strong and proud League offering the community the best of athletic contests and showcasing the talents of public school athletes. In 1973, he worked to establish the Hawaii Prep Bowl which has become an annual event for sport enthusiasts. His work with the HGEA helped to establish a union for the educational officers of Hawaii, ensuring that Hawaii residents would have equal access to principalships and the opportunity for us to shape our own destiny. He has mentored and guided an unbelievable number of educators and their work as educational leaders has assured that his positive and visionary influence continues in the Department of Education and in this state. The Leilehua Gymnatorium is symbolic of Paul Kobayashi. His work with community leaders and legislators provided the impetus for its construction. He assured that this Gymnatorium, with its second floor that includes a wrestling room, a huge stage and locker rooms, would be multi-functional and provide student athletes with exceptional facilities for practice and games. The gymnatorium was ahead of its time. It was a source of pride for this community. It remains a first class facility. It is “one-of-a-kind”, never again to be replicated. It is Paul T. Kobayashi.

VICTORIO BENITEZ ORDONEZ, SR.

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

VICTORIO BENITEZ ORDONEZ, SR. Age 93, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 10, 2014 in Waipahu. Born October 26, 1920 in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Hyatt Regency Hotel. Member of San Estebanians of Hawaii and Local Union 5. He is survived by daughters, Evelyn Aguinaldo, Marylou (Alberto) Isaac, Betty (Robert) Smith, Heddy (Freddie) Esperanza, Helen (Richard) Mark; sons, Victorio (Nelia) Ordonez, Jr., Romeo (Nora) Ordonez, Edwin (Lydia) Ordonez, Jerry Ordonez; 37 grandchildren; 75 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (March 31) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

REBEKAH LI MOANI KEALA DANIEL

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

3-26 REBEKAH MOANIKEALA DANIELREBEKAH LI MOANIKEALA DANIEL Age 33, of Poulsbo, WA, passed away March 9, 2014 in Bremerton, WA. Born May 14, 1980 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by spouse, Walter Daniel; son, Damien Esaias Po’okela Lung; daughter, Victoria MoaniKeala Daniel; father, Herbert Victor; mother, Vanda Victor; brother, Robert (Realene) Victor; grandmother, Carnation Harvest; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation 5:45 p.m. Monday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Tuesday (April 1) at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church; (3950 Paine Cr. Honolulu); Memorial Service 9:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, make donations to: www.gofundme.com/wwwgofundmecomMoaniD.

Dorsey Ray Brady

Posted On March 26th, 2014 -

3-26 614126 Dorsey BradyDORSEY RAY BRADY April 20, 1942 – March 15, 2014 Dorsey Ray Brady, 71, passed away on Saturday, March 15, at his home in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born on April 20, 1942 in Long Beach, California and adopted by Arnold Ray Brady and Dora Della (Helzer) Brady. Dorsey grew up in Seal Beach, CA and graduated from Huntington Beach Union High School in 1959. After high school he attended college at UCLA and then joined the Marines. Dorsey began working for the hospitality industry while in college and spent over 45 years doing what he loved for companies like Inter-Island Resorts, Del Webb, Tollman Hundley Hotels and Outrigger Hotels & Resorts. Dorsey is survived by his wife, Lai Kuen (Helen) Brady, his daughters, Diana (Brett) Hindi and Dawn (Doug) Adams and his son, Dane (Trish) Brady and 6 grandchildren; stepdaughter Stephanie Anderson and 4 grandaughters and stepson, John (Jackie) Anderson. A memorial service & ash scattering will be held at 5:30pm on Sunday, March 30th aboard the Kahala Kai out of Kewalo Basin. Leis or flowers may be ordered directly with Hawaii Ash Scatterings at 808-973-0311. Condolences may be left on Dorsey Brady’s online guest book at www.hawaiiashscatterings.com.

JOAN LINN LENZER

Posted On March 25th, 2014 -

3-24 JOAN LINN LENZERJOAN LINN LENZER Born March 18, 1930 in Chicago. Died March 10, 2014 in Kailua. Met husband Anthony at Antioch College, married 1951 and earned an MSW at Tulane University. Joan was artistic and theatrical, an avid reader, gourmet cook, inveterate shopper and Life Master bridge player. She was a world traveler and a dedicated collector of art and antiques. She was generous of heart, optimistic in spirit and had a gentle humor. Survived by husband Anthony Lenzer, brother Jeffrey Linn (Joan), daughters Sara Lenzer Medeiros (Daniel), Margaret Lenzer, Elizabeth Lenzer (Vincent), sons David Lenzer, Andrew Lenzer (Margaret). Hanai children Heather Strickland, Shelley Cranshaw, James Lelong. Grand- children Julia Curlee, Samuel Curlee, Caitlin Slattery, Lucinda Slattery, great-grandchildren Howard and Rebekah Curlee. Memorial donations to “Friends of the Kailua Library” c/o Kailua Public Library, 239 Kuulei Road, Kailua, HI 96734. Indicate “In memory of Joan Lenzer.”

LINDA ANN CARIAGA LOMIBAO

Posted On March 25th, 2014 -

LINDA ANN CARIAGA LOMIBAO Age 70, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 22, 2014 in Aiea. Born March 11, 1943 in Ewa, HI. Retired from Marriott Hotel. She is survived by children, Jannette Lomibao, Melanie Lomibao, Oliver Lomibao, Joel Lomibao, Vengelin Lomibao; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children; sister, Gloria (Alejandro) Tomas. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (March 30) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (March 31) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SHIZUYO HAYASHI

Posted On March 25th, 2014 -

SHIZUYO HAYASHI Formerly of Eleele, Kauai, passed away peacefully at the age of 94, in San Jose, Ca. She is survived by daughter, Adele (Ronald), Sons, Gary (Keiko), and Wilfred (Frances), six grandsons and one great grandson. She is also survived by three brothers. Private services have been held.

BENJAMIN Q. “HOLLYWOOD” ANTONIO

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

BENJAMIN Q. HOLLYWOOD ANTONIO Age 79, of Waialua, HI, passed away March 4, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born June 14, 1934 in Waialua, Oahu. He is survived by son, Benjamin (Debbie) Antonio, Jr. of OR; daughter, Zonia Hill; 3 grandchildren; brother, Alfredo Antonio. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (March 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Clayton Kwai Jung Chee

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

3-23 CLAYTON  KWAI JUNG CHEECLAYTON KWAI JUNG CHEE Clayton Kwai Jung Chee of Kailua, HI. Born 10/29/58 and Passed 3/11/14 at age 55. Son of Clifford D.Y. Chee Sr and Beverly Maydell (Wise) Chee. He is survived by his children, Ambrose (Hillary), Azra (April), Ainsley (Leslieli), Aspen; Grandson Lennox; Brothers, Clinton (Steve), Clifford (Gwen), Colin (Chandre), Curtis (Adrienne); many uncles, aunties, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorial service held at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe, Monday 3/31/14. Immediate Family visitation 9:30-10am; Public visitation 10- 11:30 am; Memorial Service 11:30-12:30pm; Final visitation 12:30-1:30pm; Burial 2pm. Aloha Attire. Flowers welcome.

Eleanor S. Waltjen

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

ELEANOR S. WALTJEN Age 88, of Honolulu, passed away March 13, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born in Lihue, Kauai. She was a Homemaker. She is survived by her children; Steph (Wayne) Kamakeeaina; Jackie Waltjen; Gwen (Fred) Harrington; Debbie Waltjen; Bobbie Antonio; Brenda (Marcus) Ohlheiser; Jon (Kat) Waltjen & Diane Dizon; sisters; Peggy DeLaura & Marian (Sam) Kaomea; brother Phil (Candy) Carvalho; 11 Grand- children; 8 Great Grandchildren & 3 Great Great Grandchidlren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 , Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Hawaiian memorial Park Mortuary; service 12:00pm; burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

LISA LANI (MATSUKAWA) CHINN

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

3-23 LISA LANI CHINNLISA LANI (MATSUKAWA) CHINN Lisa Lani Chinn, 53, of Mercer Island, WA, died February 20, 2014, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Lisa was born in Wahiawa, the daughter of Joe and Florence Matsukawa of Aiea. She graduated from Aiea High School. She attended the University of Hawaii and graduated from the University of Washington. Her varied career included work as an advertising account executive, human resources Manager at Allstate Insurance and Precor, real estate agent and volunteer coordinator at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of WA. After retiring from her full time work, she also helped her husband Keith in the family construction business building, remodeling and managing several residential properties. She shared her love of golf with inner-city youth through the Bogey Bear Jr. Golf Foundation based at Jefferson Golf course in Seattle where, for more than a dozen years, she tirelessly recruited mentors, rustled up equipment and organized the annual fundraising golf tournament. In 2013, Lisa and Bogey Bear were recognized by the Northwest Asian Weekly with a Visionary Award. Lisa also loved entertaining family and friends at her Mercer Island home. Lisa is survived by her husband Keith Chinn of Mercer Island, daughters Lindsay and Haley, parents Joe and Florence Matsukawa of Aiea, sisters Lori Matsukawa (Larry Blackstock) of Bellevue, Liane Voss (Bruce) of Kailua, in-laws Dickson and Nellie Chinn of Bellevue, brothers-in-law Jeffrey Chinn (Joanie) of Redmond, Layne Chinn of Mercer Island, six nieces and nephews. Private services were held. Donations in Lisa’s honor may be made to Bogey Bear Jr. Golf Foundation, PO Box 18825 Seattle, 98118.

WILLIAM H. ALAMEIDA

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

3-23 WILLIAM H. ALAMEIDAWILLIAM H. ALAMEIDA Peacefully died on March 7 at Straub Hospital with family at his side. He was born on April 7, 1926 in Honolulu. After graduating from high school in Honolulu, he was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in World War II. Bill loved the military and made a career in the Armed Services, where he and his family traveled the world. After 21 years, he retired from the U.S. Air Force and furthered his career In the private sector. He was a true “people person”; his vibrant, gentle personality shined through in all of his endeavors. He devoted his life to family, his greatest enjoyment, always putting them first. We will forever miss Bill’s good nature, warm smile and handshake, wonderful wit and unconditional love for those he cared for most. He touched the lives of many with his easy going, caring and unselfish ways. Bill is survived by his loving wife Lorraine of 67 years, and their three children: Darlene Strickland, Pamela Princenthal, and Will Alameida, Jr., their predeceased daughter, Roslyn Van Zyle. Also survived by three grand children; Joshua Strickland, Dustin Salcido and Lindsey Princenthal, great- grand-daughter; Alia Rose, son in law’s; Daniel Van Zyle and Jason Princenthal. Services on Saturday, March 29, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hawaii Kai. Visitation at 10:30AM, Mass at 11:00AM. Aloha Attire.

JUANITA DACE REALISTA

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

JUANITA DACE REALISTA Age 74, of Aiea, HI, passed away February 22, 2014 in Aiea. Born October 28, 1939 in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired housekeeping supervisor for Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel. She is survived by sons, Ricky (Jennifer) Realista, Armando (Vivian) Realista; daughters, Gail (Raymond) Realista, Christina (Sean) Kim-Han; brothers, Demetrio (Trinidad) Dace, Taurino (Gwen) Dace, Alejandro (Lydia) Dace; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Wednesday (March 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Thursday (March 27) at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea); Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:00 noon at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park.

KENNETH “KNUTE” SHIZUO OKITA

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

KENNETH KNUTE SHIZUO OKITA Age 85, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 9, 2014 in Honolulu. Born June 25, 1928 in Waipahu, HI. Kenneth was retired from Hawaii Sugar Planters Assoc. He was active in the baseball community. He is survived by wife, Jean Okita; daughters, Colette (Miles) Kinoshita, Jill Okita; brother, Thomas Uyeno; sisters, Doris Igarashi, Sister Mary Vianney, Jean (Frank) Murakawa, Nora (Stanley) Ginoza; 2 grand- children; sister-in-law, Setsuko Uyeno. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (March 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m.

ALFREDO DOMINIC LAGASO

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

3-23 ALFREDO DOMINIC LAGASOALFREDO DOMINIC LAGASO Alfredo Lagaso’s life was and forever will be set to music. Al was born in 1937 in Pahoa, Hawaii. By the time he graduated from Pahoa High School, the self-taught musician had mastered the piano, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, upright base and ukulele. Al earned a degree in music education from UH. In 1964 he joined Ewa Beach High and Intermediate School and composed the school’s alma mater which was sung in 1965 by the first graduating class of the newly formed James Campbell High School. In 1975, he became the school’s first student activities coordinator and served in that position until retiring in 1998. During his career, he was also music director for Aldersgate United Methodist Church, the Pamana Singers, and associate conductor of the Hawaii Ecumenical Chorale. Al also served on the board of the Wesley Foundation, Susannah Wesley Community Center, and was one of the original members of Faith Action for Community Equity. Al passed away on March 10 at home, surrounded by family. He is survived by wife Natividad Lagaso; brother Edwin Lagaso; sister Rose Malakaua; daughters Nadine Lagaso, Almarie Lagaso and Trisha Lagaso Goldberg; son-in-law David Goldberg; grandson Primo Lagaso Goldberg; nieces and nephews. Please join our family in celebrating his life on Saturday, March 29 at First United Methodist Church (1020 S. Beretania St.) 5:30 visitation, 6:30 celebration of life, reception to follow. Aloha attire. Online condolences at BorthwickOahu.com.

CELEDONIA CASASOLA DEVERATURDA

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

3-23 CELEDONIA DEVERATURDACELEDONIA CASASOLA DEVERATURDA Age 93, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 16, 2014 in Kailua. Born March 3, 1920 in Baculud, Ilagan, Isabela, Philippines. Retired from Liberty House. She is survived by daughters, Erlinda (David) Weaver, Belen (Gabriel) Marquez; sons, Felix (Charlene) Deveraturda, Jr., Jaime (Daren) Deveraturda, Rolando (Medeleine) Deveraturda; 13 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (March 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 10:30 a.m., Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ROBERT “DA COLONEL” ARUCAN CABASUG

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

3-23 ROBERT CABASUGROBERT DA COLONEL ARUCAN CABASUG Age 62, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 22, 2014 in Mililani. Born August 23, 1951 in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired Lieutenant Colonel United States Army; and at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a Engineer Division Head. He is survived by wife, Joyce “Jojo” C. Cabasug; sons, Scott VonBrutt, Jason Cabasug, Jonathan Cabasug; daughters, Christine Alvarez, Marcy Nicolas; 12 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren; brothers, Alan Cabasug, Virgilio Cabasug; sisters, Susan Esteban, Nita Manaar Pac. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (April 4) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:15 a.m., Prayer Service 12:00 noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SANDY M. PONIMOI

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

SANDY M. PONIMOI Age 76, of Honolulu, passed away February 18, 2014, Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born February 17, 1938 in Honolulu. He retired from Alfred Shanen, Ltd. & University of Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Diane Ponimoi; brothers, Joseph Ponimoi, Jr., Benjamin Lum; sisters, Beatrice Goulas, Mabel Fernandez. Private Services were held.


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