Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

AKIMASA NISHIMURA

Posted On June 30th, 2013 -

AKIMASA NISHIMURA Age 90, of Honolulu, HI, passed away May 2, 2013 in Honolulu. Born August 2, 1922 in Oakala, N. Hilo, HI. He is survived by sons, Carl Nishimura, Paul Nishimura, Errol Nishimura; daughter, Gail Nishimura; brother, Fred (Ruth) Nishimura; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 4 great- great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

KAORU “KAY” ITO

Posted On June 30th, 2013 -

KAORU KAY ITO Age 93, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 9, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 19, 1920 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from Anthony House. She is survived by sons, James S. (Pamela) Ito, Ronald M. Ito; brother, Shigeo (Adela) Shiraishi; sister, Grace Morales; 5 grandchildren; 1 great- grandchild. Private Services held. Please, no monetary offerings and no flowers.

NORAH ADRIC “QUEEN OF BINGO”

Posted On June 30th, 2013 -

NORAH ADRIC QUEEN OF BINGO Age 87, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away June 2, 2013 in Haleiwa. Born November 16, 1925 in Makawao, Maui. She had a passion for life and a “heart” for people and animals. She is survived by daughters, Alexandria L. Adric, Eva L. (Edward) Robello, Pamela M. (Armondo) Garza, Brenda L. Tripp; sons, Alexander H. (Theresa) Adric, Jr., Randall B. Adric, Reginald V. (Rhoda) Adric, Hanalei R. Adric, Shannon K. (Wendy) Preece; 32 grandchildren; 49 great- grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren. Private Services were held.

Ross Hiatt

Posted On June 30th, 2013 -

Celebration of Life in memory of ROSS HIATT Wednesday, July 3, 2013 4-7 pm Ko’olau Ballrooms & Conf Ctr 45-550 Kionaole Rd Kaneohe, HI 96744 Drop by anytime. Pupus available throughout the celebration. Mini concert at 5:15 with pastor to speak at 5:30.

Marcus C. Kanahele

Posted On June 30th, 2013 -

MARCUS C. KANAHELE Marcus C. Kanahele, 59, of Florida, passed away on January 14, 2013. Marcus is from Oahu and survived by wife, Gloria and daughter, Malia. Service 6-8 pm, July 5, 2013 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Kihei Ward, Maui. Ocean scattering July 6.

CLYDE STEPHEN SOUZA

Posted On June 29th, 2013 -

CLYDE STEPHEN SOUZA Age 65, of Brockton, MA, passed away June 8, 2013 in Boston, MA. Born January 7, 1948 in Honolulu, HI. Formerly food and beverage manager for Aloha Stadium and Captain’s Table Holiday Inn Waikiki. He is survived by daughter, Nicole Yamashiro; brother, Wade Anthony Souza; sisters, Shirley Sousa, Frances Achee of MA, Yvonne Santos; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (July 2) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Henry G. “Zap” Zapata

Posted On June 29th, 2013 -

Henry G. “Zap” Zapata (CW02) US Army Retired Passed away November 29, 2012 at his home in Fircrest, WA. Formerly of Iliaina Street, Kailua, Zap was born July 15, 1931 in Corpus Christi, TX. He worked 44 years for the US government, serving 22 years with the US Army and 22 years at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shop 06 as a crane maintenance supervisor. He is survived by his wife, Mary, stepmother, Tomasa Zapata of Corpus Christi, TX, four sons Henry Jr. of Long Beach, CA, Irwin, Joey and Ronnie Zapata, daughter Anuhea (Ricky) Daley of Fircrest, WA, three hanai daughters G. Kaui (Ben) Fernandez, L. Pinky (John) Kahaloa, and Bonnie-Lynn Versola, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Inurnment will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Monday, July 01, 2013 at 10:30 am. Family requests no flowers. The family would like to thank the Asaeli ‘ohana and Hope Colosimo of Fircrest, WA.

MANUEL “MANNY” CORPUZ DOMINGO

Posted On June 29th, 2013 -

MANUEL “MANNY” CORPUZ DOMINGO Age 57, of Kapolei, HI, passed away May 12, 2013 in Honolulu. Born December 27, 1955 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Worked for Federal Government as an electrician. He is survived by wife, Lydia G. Domingo; daughters, Raisa Domingo, Chelsea Domingo; father, Alejo Domingo; brothers, Danny Domingo, Albert (Lani) Domingo; sisters, Nenita Domingo, Jocelyn (Roland) Advincula, Lydia (Henry) Berdadero. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (June 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (July 1) at St. Jude Church; (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Makakilo) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ALFREDO “PEDONG” PANELA

Posted On June 29th, 2013 -

ALFREDO “PEDONG” PANELA Age 83, of Kailua, HI, passed away June 7, 2013 in Kailua. Born June 20, 1929 in Haina, HI. He is survived by wife, Yukie Panela; sons, Andrew (Julie) Panela, Alfred (Teri) Panela, Michael Runnels; daughters, June (James) Marr, Rowena (Kermit) Hanson, Faye (Dean) Hara, Charlotte Runnels, Lu Ann Runnels; brother, William (Carmen) Valera; sister, Beatrice (George) Cabral; 12 grandchildren; 3 great- grandchildern. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 3) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire.

Richard Clarence Tollefsen

Posted On June 29th, 2013 -

RICHARD CLARENCE TOLLEFSEN Born March 28, 1943 in Kahuku, Hawaii-Died June 24, 2013 at his home in Provo, Utah of a heart attack. He was preceded in death by his parents Olaf Edward Tollefsen and Elizabeth Lane of Molokai, Hawaii, brother Olaf, and his first wife Jurate Ramonas Tollefsen Stage. He is survived by his wife Kathy Sorensen Brown Tollefsen, children, Luana Williams (Mike), Richard Takemoto, Teryl Soren, brothers, James and Stephen Tollefsen, and numerous nieces and nephews in Hawaii. He is also survived by Kathy’s children Sasha, Sean, Summer and Kuulei and 20 grandchildren all of whom loved him dearly and he loved them in return. Richard was a casualty of the terrible war of Vietnam. In the last twelve years of his life he found his Savior Jesus Christ which not only brought meaning to his life but peace to his soul. This enabled him to function in a readymade family with all the vicissitudes of life and find happiness. Funeral services will be held at the Provo Grandview 16th Ward, 1260 West 1150 North Provo, Utah on Monday, Jul 1, 2013, beginning with a viewing at 10AM to 10:45 followed by services at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Hills, at 4800 North 650 Provo, Utah. Arrangements by Berg Mortuary.

Eric Tsugio Mitobe

Posted On June 29th, 2013 -

ERIC TSUGIO MITOBE Of Torrance, CA, passed away on June 17, 2013 after a sudden illness. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 31, 1944, he graduated from Kalani High School and continued on to receive his Technical School Certificate in Auto Mechanics in 1964. He then moved to California, started a family and worked as an auto mechanic with Ford for 43 years. He enjoyed sports, playing cards and family, especially his grandsons, Logan and Nathanial. Eric is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Winona (Lum) Mitobe. Eric is survived by brothers, Kenneth (Karen), Leonard, sons Derick, Mark (Bill), daughter Tricia (Jason) and grandsons, Logan and Nathanial. Services will be held Friday, June 28th, 11 am at Green Hills Memorial Chapel, 27501 S. Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, “Aloha” attire. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 27th from 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The UCLA Foundation in care of its Neurocritical Care Program.

Mary Ann Punua

Posted On June 29th, 2013 -

MARY ANN PUNUA
Mary Ann Ku’uleialoha Punua, “Auntie Ku’ulei” of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii. She passed away on Sunday June 23, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 79. She was born on March 30, 1934 in Ho’olehua, Moloka’i. She was a Kumu Hula & Professional Hula Dancer. She is preceded in death by: parents, Alexander & Violet Jesse; brother, Leroy Jesse. She is survived by: husband, Victor Punua Sr.; sons, Victor (Cheryle) Punua Jr.; John Punua; Wallis (Shana) Punua; Edward (Vanessa) Punua; daughter, Kuuleialoha (Yossi) Johnson; sister, Edith Mar; brother, Leonard Jesse; 11 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren; Numerous Aunties, Uncles, nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at All Saints Church, Kapaa visitation 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. service at 11:00 A.M. Arrangements By: Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai

EDWIN TEIJI SATO

Posted On June 29th, 2013 -

EDWIN TEIJI SATO Age 74, passed away May 30, 2013 in Aiea. Born July 4,1938 in Ewa, HI. Edwin was formerly employed by Japan Airlines. He is survived by wife, Misao Sato; sons, Edward Sato, Brian (Yuni) Sato, Jason (Lynn) Sato, Keith (Malia) Sato, Roy (Shirley) Sato; brothers, Benjamin Sato, Clifford (Pamela) Sato; sister, Phyllis Sato; 6 grandchildren; 4 great- grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (July 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Wednesday 7/3 at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

LUANA TELEFONI SEGURITAN

Posted On June 28th, 2013 -

LUANA TELEFONI SEGURITAN Age 74, of Honolulu, HI, passed away May 24, 2013 in Honolulu. Born June 12, 1938 in Amaluia, American Samoa. She is survived by sons, Eddie (Norma) Seguritan, Alejandro (Valeria) Seguritan, Jr.; brothers, Maligi Joe (Renee) Telefoni, Maligi (Moani) Telefoni; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (July 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Sumio Maeda

Posted On June 28th, 2013 -

SUMIO MAEDA May 25, 2013 Sumio Maeda, 82, of Los Angeles, CA, a retired Arrowhead Water Company master mechanic, died in Los Angeles, CA. He was born in Waialua. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Elsie Fumiko Maeda. He is survived by his sons, Deron Maeda and Bart (Kirsten) Maeda; grand- daughters, Karissa, Kortney, and Karolyn Maeda; siblings, Jane Oba, Fumio Maeda, Toshio (Margaret) Maeda, Yoshio Maeda, and Jennifer Kawamata; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. July 5 at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio in the Mauka Chapel. Aloha attire. No flowers. www.fukuimortuary.com (213) 626-0441

Charles A. Y. Mau

Posted On June 28th, 2013 -

CHARLES A.Y. MAU Age 73, passed away June 24, 2013 in Wahiawa Hospital. Born December 13, 1939 in Honolulu. He is survived by Companion, Esther L. Nakoa; Son, Emery L. (Darlene) Nakoa; Daughter, Melody K. (John) Colburn; Sisters, Sadie Yamaguchi, Darlene B. (Daniel) Sparks; 5 Grandchildren Visitation 6:00 p.m. Tuesday 7/2 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, services 7:00 p.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Wednesday 7/3 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

EDWIN S. KANESHIRO

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

EDWIN S. KANESHIRO Age 84, of Aiea, HI, passed away May 26, 2013 in Aiea. Born November 11, 1928 in Aiea, HI. A retiree of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 67. He is survived by wife, Esther Kaneshiro; son, Kyle (Darcie) Kaneshiro; 2 grandchildren; sister, Eva Kono. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (June 29) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-Pearlridge Ward (99- 641 Pohue St., Aiea); Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

FRANCISCO “IKKO” CALARO BALE

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

FRANCISCO IKKO CALARO BALE Age 86, of Waianae, HI, passed away June 1, 2013 in Waianae. Born May 18, 1927 in Waialua, HI. Retired from Makaha Golf Course as a landscaper. He is survived by wife, Maria R. Bale; daughters, Nelie (Rudy) Guerrero, Lilia Medina, Clemencia “Amy” (Augie) Meyers, Flora (Virgilio) Quimoyog, Sencia (Gabriel) Ganitano; sons, Fausto (Adora) Bale, Antonio “Tony” (Jan) Bale, Edgar Bale; 20 grandchildren; 24 great- grandchildren; brother, Reynaldo (Matilde) Bale; sister, Rufina Baloran. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (July 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 3) at St. Rita’s Church (89-318 Farrington Hwy., Nanakuli); Mass 10:15 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

TRACY MITSUJI UEMOTO

Posted On June 26th, 2013 -

TRACY MITSUJI UEMOTO Age 45, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 11, 2013 in Pearl City. Born July 2, 1967 in Honolulu, HI. He was employed at Costco, Hawaii Kai in the Optical Dept. He is survived by mother, Irene Uemoto; brothers, Robert Uemoto, Shane (Tina) Uemoto; sister, Iris Uemoto; 5 nephews & nieces; companion, Lawren Kanoa. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

TOSHIKO SAKAI

Posted On June 26th, 2013 -

TOSHIKO SAKAI Age 88, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 6, 2013 in Pearl City. Born March 19, 1925 in Saitama Ken, Japan. Toshiko was retired from Zippy’s Waiau. She is survived by husband, Yoshiyuki Sakai; son, Ronan (Hui Suk) Sakai; daughter, Velda (Lawrence) Pendergras; brothers, Mitsuo Hiki, Hiroshi Hiki, Katsuyuki (Fumiko) Hiki, Tsutomo Hiki; sisters, Kazue Go, Teruko Hiki, Kimiko Hiki; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (June 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m.

CHARLOTTE MOULTON YATES

Posted On June 26th, 2013 -

CHARLOTTE MOULTON YATES Surrounded by her family, Charlotte Moulton Yates died peacefully on June 18, 2013. She was 89 years old and resided at 15 Craigside in Nuuanu. Born and raised in Honolulu, Mrs. Yates was a member of the Punahou School class of 1942. According to The Oahuan for that year, “Charlotte’s dark brown eyes, wild blond hair, and wilder ideas put her on every ‘fun-wagon’ in town. Her general friendliness, mischievous grin and nerve-wracking gum-chewing help to make her the despair of her teachers… If she’s not out’ in the sun, she’s sure to be found shopping.” A lively personality who was well-liked by people of all backgrounds, Mrs. Yates and her late husband Mark Reid Yates were members of the Pacific Club, the Oahu Country Club and the Outrigger Canoe Club, When not in Hawaii, they traveled extensively throughout the world, continuing her passion for shopping. A member of Colonial Dames and Daughters of Hawaii, Mrs. Yates took pride in her family’s heritage that dates back to colonial times in New England as well as in Hawaii with the arrival in the 1830s of the Cornwell and Friel families to engage in ranching and other enterprises. For many years before and during World War II, her father James L. Friel was Harbor Master of Honolulu Harbor and chaired the Trans Pacific Yacht Race. Continuing family traditions of community involvement, Mrs. Yates was a lifelong member of P.E.O. and at various times was actively engaged in Children’s Hospital Thrift Shop, the Honolulu Symphony, The Outdoor Circle, the Rotary Club of Honolulu, The Salvation Anny, to name a few. She financed the acquisition of an organ console at Central Union Church and donated works of art to various museums, including the Honolulu Art Academy. She also fully endowed scholarship funds at the John A. Bums Medical School in memory of her late son Dr. Guy Moulton Yates and at Punahou School. Mrs. Yates is survived by her daughter, Caroline Anne Lehman (married to Dr. Carl W. Lehman), of Honolulu, her son William M. Yates, of Boston, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A memorial service is being held in the Main Sanctuary of Central Union Church at 4 PM on Saturday, June 29, 2013. In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be made to Hawaii Cottey College Scholarship Fund, noting on the memo line of checks “In memory of Charlotte Yates, Chapter F Hawaii” and sent to: P.E.O. International, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312.

EARLE JACK DYE JR.

Posted On June 26th, 2013 -

EARLE JACK DYE JR. May 18, 2013. Earle Jack Dye Jr., 72, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant, director of security for Mauna Kea Beach Resort and a rancher, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gwen; sons, Earle III, Kaipo and Beau; daughter Andrea Dye-Tupe; brother Kenneth; sister Carol Valant; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: Visitation 9:00 am. Services 10:00-11:00 am. June 29 at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools campus. No flowers please.

CAROL FUMIKO SHIMIZU

Posted On June 26th, 2013 -

CAROL FUMIKO SHIMIZU Age 86, of Aiea, HI, passed away June 8, 2013 in Aiea. Born April 15, 1927 in Chiyoda- Ku, Tokyo, Japan. She was a sales rep for Shirokiya for 9 years, and Liberty House for 26 years of service. She is survived by husband, Masaharu Shimizu; son, Rodney (Emiko) Shimizu; daughter, Joann (Kyle) Tokushige; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (June 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CAROLINA BARTOLOME AGUSTIN

Posted On June 24th, 2013 -

CAROLINA BARTOLOME AGUSTIN Age 67, of Honolulu, HI, passed away May 20, 2013 in Honolulu. Born January 10, 1946 in Waipahu, HI. She is survived by daughter, Erlina Bartolome; son, Ernie Bartolome; 7 grandchildren; sisters, Estrelita (Filipino) Gonzales, Yolanda (Byron) Lee, Rosalinda (Gary) Benton; brothers, Rogelio (Maria) Bartolome, Reynaldo (Meling) Bartolome. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (June 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service 12:00 Noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FRANCES FUSAE HANASHIRO

Posted On June 24th, 2013 -

FRANCES FUSAE HANASHIRO May 4, 2013 Frances Fusae Hanashiro, 90, formerly of Honolulu, passed away on May 4, 2013 in Okinawa, Japan. Born in Honomu, Hawaii, on October 11, 1922, she was a retired employee of KC Drive Inn, a member of The Jikoen Hongwanji Temple, and of The Yomitan Club. She is survived by husband Peter Seizen; sons James Seikichi, Edward (Cindy), Glenn; and daughters Claire Uechi (G. Ken), and Ann Moribe (Morris); six grand- children and two great-grand- children; brother Shinyu Kiyuna (Tsurue); sisters Kiyoko Ishikawa, Kikue Oshiro (Eisei), and Akiko Shimabukuro (Shinsuke). Private services held.

EDWARD KIYOSHI HARADA

Posted On June 24th, 2013 -

EDWARD KIYOSHI HARADA
Edward Kiyoshi Harada was a gentle, compassionate, and generous husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was born in Honolulu on May 12, 1932, and passed away on June 15, 2013. Edward leaves behind wife, Jean; daughters, Dana Nagaishi (Raude) and Leigh Jusuf (Francis); brother, Richard; sister, Janet Kamasaki (Takashi); brother-in-law, Leonard Nagata; and grandchildren, Nicholas, Maya, and Noelle. In Hilo, he worked as Chief Engineer for the County of Hawaii, and then as Manager at M&E Pacific, Hilo office. Edward was an avid baseball fan and golfer. A funeral service will be held at the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin on July 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. A memorial service will also be held in Hilo at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin on July 12, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. No monetary gifts.

MARION KEIKO OKUNAGA

Posted On June 24th, 2013 -

MARION KEIKO OKUNAGA Age 70, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away June 12, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born March 24, 1943 in Wahiawa, HI. She is survived by husband, David Okunaga; sons, Reid Okunaga, Ryan (Shinobu) Okunaga; daughter, Renee (Scott) Awakuni; brother, Edward (Helen) Uyeda; sisters, Katherine (Masao) Yoneshige, Ruth (Noe) Perea, Jr., Helen (Albert) Yap. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (June 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. No flowers, please.

CARL SHOICHI HAGA

Posted On June 23rd, 2013 -

CARL SHOICHI HAGA January 10, 1937 – April 19, 2013 Carl Haga passed away April 19, 2013 at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carole and three children, Colleen Inaba (Alson); Craig (Denise) and Caroline Wendt (Philip) and grandchildren, Adam and Andrew Inaba, Miya and Mari Haga. He is also survived by sisters, Eunice Fujimoto (Gilbert) and Janet Wong (Edward). Carl attended Mid Pacific Institute and then graduated from Northwestern University and Northwestern Dental School. He also received a Master’s of Science Degree at Northwestern University and was the first trained Endodontist to practice in Hawaii. Upon his return to Hawaii, he helped found Endodontic Associates from which he retired after 40 plus years of service. Carl was a family man, avid golfer, loved to eat, drink fine wine and travel. He will be remembered most for his contributions to the Dental Community, his fun loving personality and zest for life. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Donations will be made to REHAB at Nuuanu and Mid-Pacific Institute. A memorial service and a celebration of his life were held.

LILY TOSHIE SAKASEGAWA

Posted On June 23rd, 2013 -

LILY TOSHIE SAKASEGAWA Age 81, passed away on May 30, 2013, in San Jose, California. Born on March 14, 1932, in Honolulu, she was the youngest daughter of the late Gihei and Ritsu (Nakagawa) Ishihara, and stepdaughter of the late Yoshie Shinno. Lily was the youngest of 5 children. She graduated from McKinley High School in 1950 and received her degree in Home Economics from the University of Hawaii in 1954. After graduation, Lily moved to California to marry and gave up her teaching career to care for her family. Lily’s greatest joy was her family. She surrounded them with love and sacrificed all for her children such that they might succeed in life. Lily was a fighter. She was a lung cancer survivor and fought herself out of hospice care in June of 2012. We lost her suddenly to natural causes and miss her terribly, but we are truly grateful that she left us with a full heart and without suffering. Lily leaves behind her husband of 56 years, Mineo, daughters: Amy (Jay), Denise (Ed), son, Alan, sister, Sylvia Ifuku, grandchildren: Derek, John, Taryn, Alex and Amanda, and numerous nieces and nephews. A private family memorial service has been held. Committal service at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, to follow.

LILY TOSHIE SAKASEGAWA

Posted On June 23rd, 2013 -

LILY TOSHIE SAKASEGAWA Age 81, passed away on May 30, 2013, in San Jose, California. Born on March 14, 1932, in Honolulu, she was the youngest daughter of the late Gihei and Ritsu (Nakagawa) Ishihara, and stepdaughter of the late Yoshie Shinno. Lily was the youngest of 5 children. She graduated from McKinley High School in 1950 and received her degree in Home Economics from the University of Hawaii in 1954. After graduation, Lily moved to California to marry and gave up her teaching career to care for her family. Lily’s greatest joy was her family. She surrounded them with love and sacrificed all for her children such that they might succeed in life. Lily was a fighter. She was a lung cancer survivor and fought herself out of hospice care in June of 2012. We lost her suddenly to natural causes and miss her terribly, but we are truly grateful that she left us with a full heart and without suffering. Lily leaves behind her husband of 56 years, Mineo, daughters: Amy (Jay), Denise (Ed), son, Alan, sister, Sylvia Ifuku, grandchildren: Derek, John, Taryn, Alex and Amanda, and numerous nieces and nephews. A private family memorial service has been held. Committal service at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, to follow.


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