Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Seikichi “Sei” “Opu” Tokuda

Posted On January 31st, 2016 -

013116HSA_B5_Page_1_Image_0008SEIKICHI "SEI" "OPU" TOKUDA Passed away peacefully on January 2, 2016 after a year-long battle with medical problems. Sei was married to Miyoko "May" Tokuda for 44 years until her passing in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Pat Folsom, brother Seiko "Sam," son David (partner Linda), son Ray, daughter Kathleen, niece Esther, hanai grandchildren Carla and Christy, and many close relatives in HI and on the mainland. He was born on August 17, 1930 in Waipahu, grew up helping on the family buta farm in Waialae/Oili Rd, went to Kaimuki High, and graduated from UH in 1953. He served in the U. S. Army, then earned a Ph. D. in Microbiology, University of Washington. After a few years teaching/research in immunology at University of Vermont College of Medicine, he settled in Albuquerque (ABQ), NM in 1966, and continued his work at the University of New Mexico. Sei was very passionate about the human and civil rights of all individuals, and dedicated his life to various civil and human rights organizations. He was also extensively involved in protection and preservation of sanctuaries for birds and animals. During the last decade+, he enjoyed traveling with his wife Pat, especially to Hawaii for birding, Okinawan festivals, and most of all, to "talk story" with his brothers, other family, and friends. A dual memorial service for Sei and his dear brother Robert Seiji "Bob" Tokuda (who passed on Saturday, January 23, 2016), will be held on February 6th at 10 am, Jikoen Hongwanji Mission, 1731 N. School St, Honolulu. Aloha attire. . In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Hawaii United Okinawa Association, 94-587 Ukee St., Waipahu, HI 96797, or a charity of your choice. Condolences: pfols@gmavt.net

Sam Choi Seto Jr.

Posted On January 31st, 2016 -

013116HSA_B5_Page_1_Image_0016SAM CHOI SETO JR. Sam Choi Seto Jr., 82, of Medford, Oregon, a retired U.S. Army officer and a Dole Fresh Fruit supervisor, died in Medford on November 11, 2011. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by his wife Florence, daughters Arlene and Barbara, son Sam, sister Dorothy Ching, grand- children Kalehua, Jonathan, Philip, Emalia, Maile and Kiana. Private services were held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on January 12, 2016.

KYOUNG YE NO

Posted On January 31st, 2016 -

KYOUNG YE NO Age 79, of Honolulu, HI, passed away January 16, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born August 1, 1937 in South Korea. She is survived by son, Dr. K. Simon (Hannah I.) Lee; sister, Ul ye No; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Private Services.

SHIZUE OSHIRO

Posted On January 31st, 2016 -

SHIZUE OSHIRO Age 83 of Lanai City, passed away peacefully at South Bay Keiro Nursing Home in Gardena, California, surrounded by love. Shizue was born in Makawao, Maui and raised in Okinawa. She was a dedicated homemaker and seasonal cafeteria worker for Dole and Marriott on Lanai. Shizue was a member of the Lanai Hongwanji Mission and Lanai Ryuku Club. She is predeceased by her husband, Shichiro. Loved by daughters, Helen Ohashi (Walter Oshiro) and Ada (John) Coleman; sons, Creighton (Colette) and Leighton (Gayle) and 9 grandchildren. Memorial Service to be held on Oahu at Jodo Mission on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Visitation 10:00 am Service 11:00 am. Reception to follow.

ROSA TADIARCA GALVEZ

Posted On January 31st, 2016 -

013116HSA_B5_Page_1_Image_0014ROSA TADIARCA GALVEZ August 27, 1925 - January 10, 2016 We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our "prayer warrior" mother, Rosa Tadiarca Galvez, 90, on January 10, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Rosa lived in Honolulu, Hawaii, Anchorage, Alaska & San Diego, CA. She was born in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines on August 27, 1925. Rosa is survived by her husband of 66 years, Rev. Jaime Galvez Sr.; 5 children: Henry, Adrian, Jaime Jr., Marlyn & Helen; 12 grandchildren & 9 great- grandchildren. Rosa served in the ministry beside her husband, Jaime Sr., at the Church of the Nazarene for over 50 years. She treasured taking care of her grandchildren as they were growing up in Hawaii. A Celebration of Life will be held as follows: February 6, 2016 at 10am: Mt. Carmel Church of the Nazarene, San Diego, CA. March 3, 2016 at 4pm: Cabaroan Church of the Nazarene, San Fernando, La Union, Philippines. March 4, 2016 at 10am: Binalonan Church of the Nazarene, Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. Rosa's final resting place will be in Binalonan Cemetery, Binalonan, Pangasinan, next to daughter, Ruthie Jane.

JAMES TUNG MING DANG

Posted On January 31st, 2016 -

JAMES TUNG MING DANG JAMES TUNG MING DANG, 77, of Honolulu, passed away on January 15, 2016. A U.S. Army Veteran, former Honolulu Police Detective and retired DOE teacher, he is survived by his loving wife Mee Ling, son Dennis, daughter Denise (Robert) Manuel and granddaughter Nyah. Visitation 9 am, Feb 9 at Oahu Cemetery, Service 11 am. Internment services to follow at the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. (No flowers.)

Thomas A. Amshay

Posted On January 31st, 2016 -

THOMAS A. AMSHAY CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - Thomas A. Amshay, age 70, passed away on November 23, 2015. It is believed that his wife Kimmie Amshay, whom we have been unable to locate, resides in the Waikiki area. Anyone with contact information with regard to Kimmie Amshay is asked to contact the Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home at 330-658-2211.

Shirley Lovena Wilhelm

Posted On January 31st, 2016 -

SHIRLEY LOVENA WILHELM Shirley "Sonny" Lovena Wilhelm, 66, of Aiea, Oahu, passed away on January 17, 2016 at her home. She was born on September 27, 1949 in Puunene, Maui. She is predeceased by her son, Nelson Wilhelm; parents George and Alice Wilhelm Sr; siblings, Harry Kauo, Adrian Lewis, George Wilhelm Jr. She is survived by her good friend Yvonne Buendia; sister-in-law, Geri Wilhelm; siblings, Leilani Ua, Laverne Kekipi, Randy Kekipi.

DAVID DOUGLAS CLARK

Posted On January 31st, 2016 -

013116HSA_B5_Page_1_Image_0009DAVID DOUGLAS CLARK Dave was born to Robina and David Clark on February 10, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, but he always considered himself a "Kauai Boy," having come to the islands when he was 3 years old. He attended Punahou School, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Pierce School of Agriculture. He also served two years in the U.S. Navy. Dave married Sheila Brown of Hilo in 1954. Dave worked for Theo H. Davies/Pacific Machinery for 35 years on Kauai and the Big Island. His extensive knowledge of heavy equipment and his love of people enabled him to successfully sell machinery to sugar plantations, contractors, ranchers and farmers throughout the islands. Dave contributed to Hawaii through many organizations including the Rotary Club, Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association, Hawaii Cattlemen's Association, Honolulu Humane Society, Punahou Alumni and others. Dave is survived by his companion and partner Joan Rohlfing of Honolulu; his three children David John "D.J." Clark (Katty) of Mercer Island, WA, Heather Johnson (Doug) of Anchorage, AK, and Mary Kay Alexander (Brian) of Eugene, OR, and their mother Sheila B. Clark of Mt. View, HI. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Peter & Delaney Clark and Austin & Grace Johnson. Dave passed on December 27, 2015 in Honolulu at age 85. Per his wishes, private family services will be held at a later date. Gifts in his memory may be sent to Punahou School or YMCA of Honolulu.

MAY M. NAGATA

Posted On January 31st, 2016 -

MAY M. NAGATA May Nagata, 92, of Pueblo, CO, died peacefully on December 13, 2015. She was married to Ernest (Steve) Nagata. May had a long career in hotel food & beverage management. In retirement May engaged in many sports and was an avid traveler. She is survived by her children, Carole Nakanishi, Melvyn Nagata and Stephanie Nagata, grandson, Kyle Nakanishi and sister, Minnie Yoritomo. Private services were held.

ALII’NOA NALEIAUKAI SILVA

Posted On January 30th, 2016 -

ALII'NOA NALEIAUKAI SILVA ALOHA OHANA AND FRIENDS... Our beloved father Alii'noa Naleiaukai SILVA who passed away at home Tuesday January 5, 2016. Grave side inurnment service will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11:00am located at Valley of the Temples 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744. Alii'Noa was 78 yrs old and is survived by his three children William Joseph SILVA, April Ihilani Kaipo SILVA and Aaron Aliiloa SILVA also 9 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

IKUMI (SAKAMOTO) MORIOKA

Posted On January 30th, 2016 -

IKUMI (SAKAMOTO) MORIOKA IKUMI (SAKAMOTO) MORIOKA at age 101 died on December 16, 2015 in Aiea. Ikumi was born in Waikapu, Maui and is survived by her sons: George, Jr.(Jane), William(Joy), and Ronald Morioka and three grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Joyce Fujiki. Funeral was held on January 20, 2016 at University Ave. Baptist Church.

Robert (Bob) Seiji Tokuda

Posted On January 30th, 2016 -

ROBERT (BOB) SEIJI TOKUDA (92) passed away in Albuquerque, NM, on Saturday, January 23, 2016; his full obituary was published here Sunday 1/31. A dual memorial service will be held at Jikoen Hongwangi Mission on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with his beloved brother, Sei.

DUTCHY KIYEI SHIROMA

Posted On January 30th, 2016 -

DUTCHY KIYEI SHIROMA Age 93, of Aiea, HI, passed away December 29, 2015 in Aiea, HI. Born January 22, 1922 in Ewa, HI. He was a member of the 442nd Infantry - E Company and he retired from the Hawaiian Electric Company. He is survived by wife, Betty Shiroma; sons, Wesley (Kathy) Shiroma, Jason (Kari) Shiroma; daughter, Alison Johnson; brothers, Sam (Betty) Shiroma, Alan Shiroma, Charles (Jean) Shiroma; sister, Jean Nakamoto; 6 grandchildren. Private services were held.

Seikichi “Sei” “Opu” Tokuda

Posted On January 30th, 2016 -

SEIKICHI "SEI" "OPU" TOKUDA (85), born in Waipahu, retired Professor of Microbiology, University of New Mexico, and U. S. Army veteran, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2016 at home in Albuquerque, NM. Sei was married to Miyoko "May" Tokuda for 44 years until her passing in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Pat Folsom, brother Seiko "Sam," son David (partner Linda), son Ray, daughter Kathleen, niece Esther, hanai grandchildren Carla and Christy, and many close relatives in HI and on the mainland. A dual memorial service for Sei and his dear brother Robert Seiji "Bob" Tokuda will be held on February 6th at 10 am, Jikoen Hongwanji Mission, 1731 N. School St, Honolulu. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Hawaii United Okinawa Association, 94-587 Ukee St., Waipahu, HI 96797, or a charity of your choice. Condolences: pfols@gmavt.net

ALVITA “BETH” ROMENA RAQUEL

Posted On January 30th, 2016 -

ALVITA BETH ROMENA RAQUEL Age 52, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 19, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born September 26, 1963 in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Bonie "Bong" Raquel; daughter, Maureen "Mo" Languit (Mike Oshiro); son, Henry Languit; brothers, Alvaro Romena, Jr., Romeo (Imelda) Romena, Richard (Rose) Romena; sisters, Estrella (Pedrito) Venerable, Carolyn Moore (Charles Gustafson); grandchildren, Chancelor Oshiro, Chasetin Oshiro, Alyssa Oshiro. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Thursday (Feb 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:45 a.m. Friday (Feb 5) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Vincent Leleiwi Catudio

Posted On January 29th, 2016 -

VINCENT LELEIWI CATUDIO Vincent Leleiwi Catudio, 65, of Kailua-Kona, a USAF retiree and DOD employee, died while employed in Germany. He is survived by wife Sandra, daughter Chryseis, son Makai (Jolene), grandchildren Tanis, Max, Grace and James. Sisters Lani Kapanui, Rosie Jo Kapanui-Sula and sister- in-law Rose Kapanui. Service at 3:00 pm, Jan 29 at the Punchbowl mausoleum. Aloha attire.

RICHARD H. RODBY

Posted On January 28th, 2016 -

$nameRICHARD H. RODBY January 31, 1931 Waialua, TH - January 28, 2012 Honolulu, HI You have left each of us with wonderful memories. e malama 'ohana po'ohala mahalo piha Aloha nui loa

JANET “KATS” KAZUE CABANILLA

Posted On January 28th, 2016 -

JANET KATS KAZUE CABANILLA Age 72, of Pearl City, HI, passed away December 21, 2015 in Kailua, HI. Born December 20, 1943 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from Safeway, Pali. She is survived by husband, Leroy Cabanilla; daughters, Shauna (Dwayne) Batad, Robin (Eric) Watt; brother, George Higa, sisters, Jane Woo, Alice Gesteuyala, Nancy (Robin) Ito, Ann (El) Lopez; 6 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

Morris Morimichi Miyashiro

Posted On January 28th, 2016 -

MORRIS MORIMICHI MIYASHIRO Morris Morimichi Miyashiro, 88, passed away at home on January 8, 2016. Born January 3, 1928 in Kekaha, Kauai. U.S. Army Veteran, retired from HECO as a Linesman Supervisor. He is survived by his wife, Jane Ayako and daughter, Shari M. (Kevin) Kaneshiro, sisters, Sue S. Gerrish, Nancy S. (Fred) Ichinaga, brothers, Roger H., David, Douglas (Connie), many nieces and nephews, and 3 grandchildren, Shayna, Kameryn and Kennan. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, February 4 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, visitation at 5:00 p.m., service at 6:00 p.m. Inurnment will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, February 5 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire, no flowers.

ALEJANDRO BOLOSAN

Posted On January 27th, 2016 -

ALEJANDRO BOLOSAN Age 76, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away January 6, 2016 in Wahiawa, HI. Born January 11, 1939 in Makaweli, Kauai, HI. He was a retired civil service plumber for the Navy Public Works Center. He was also a traffic monitor for the Honolulu Police Department at Waialua Elementary School, and an athletic trainer at Waialua High School. He is survived by wife, Ely V. Bolosan; sons, Michael A. (Janet) Bolosan, Robert Paul (Sieni) Bolosan; daughters, Susan B. Estores, Debra Anne B. (Curtis) Nobriga; brothers, Bernardo (Evelyn) Bolosan, Jr., Daniel (Alohalinda) Bolosan, Gerald (Donna) Bolosan, Sr., Jeffrey (Dora) Bolosan; sisters, Florence B. Marcos, Beatrice (Lionel) Park; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Monday (Feb 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Feb 2) at St. Michael Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua); mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

ROY KUNIMITSU KIMURA

Posted On January 27th, 2016 -

ROY KUNIMITSU KIMURA Age, 73 of Kaneohe passed peacefully on January 16, 2016. He was born in Olaa to Katsutoshi and Kimiko Kimura. He retired from the State of Hawaii as an Engineer. He is survived by his wife, Katherine "Kay"; son, Ken (Jill); daughter, Ann Shimatsu (Marc); three grandchildren; brother, Hisao Kimura; sisters, Sugako Matsubara and Kazue Kaya. Private services were held. No monetary gifts.

ETHEL SHIROMA

Posted On January 27th, 2016 -

ETHEL SHIROMA Ethel Kameko Goya Shiroma, 98, of Honolulu passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 13, 2015. The Puunene, Maui born Ethel married Robert Shiroma in 1943 before moving to Honolulu. Her career spanned decades in retail including Vimi's, Jay T. Marshall and Liberty House. She will always be remembered for her savviness in sales, her glamorous and immaculate dress, humor, boundless energy, feistiness and generous heart. She loved line dancing, ballroom dancing and Okinawan dancing. An expert seamstress, she loved crafting as well. We will truly miss her. She was predeceased by her parents Ushiya and Yeishu Goya and husband Robert. She is survived by daughter Sharon Brown; son Carl (Myra) Shiroma; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kekaulani) Brown, Jonathan and Lindsey Shiroma; 4 great grandchildren; sisters Mildred Mitsuno Nakasone, Myrtle Haruko Ishikawa, Janet Machan Nakamura; and brother, Hideo Goya. Private services were held.

PETRA RAMIL NACAPUY

Posted On January 27th, 2016 -

PETRA RAMIL NACAPUY Age 96, of Waialua, HI, passed away December 14, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born November 5, 1919 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Estanislao Nacapuy; daughters, Encarnacion Nacapuy, Virginia (William) Lagua; sister, Arcadia Ramirez; grandchildren, Ian Joseph Lagua, Brian Lagua, Warren Lagua. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (Feb 1) at St. Michael Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Rachel Ann Okasaki

Posted On January 27th, 2016 -

RACHEL ANN OKASAKI January 27, 1970 - December 13, 2014 You are remembered today and every day. Love you and miss you. Reid, Rylan, Rayla & Family

HARRY G. KOYASU

Posted On January 26th, 2016 -

HARRY G. KOYASU 87, of Honolulu, died January 4, 2016. He was born in Honolulu, was an Army veteran of WWII and retired from Wheeler Air Force Base as an electrical engineer. He is survived by daughter, Faith (Rodney) Ines and son, Aaron Koyasu. Private services were held.

LEIMOMI OLGA ALIVADO

Posted On January 26th, 2016 -

LEIMOMI OLGA ALIVADO Age 84, of Mililani, HI, passed away January 1, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born January 15, 1931 in Hilo, HI. She is survived by son, Derek Alivado; daughters, Crystal R. (Candy) Omalza, Carla R. Ornong; brothers, Arnold C. Villanueva, Alan D.V. Ching; sisters, Virginia B. Calotis, Gwendolyn A. Silva, Patricia M. Tyner, Audrey Ann Asato, Arlene J. Schade, Adele J. Daite; 8 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (Feb 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; prayer service 11:45 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

Paul A. Steinmeier

Posted On January 26th, 2016 -

PAUL A. STEINMEIER 1946 - 2015 Paul, 69, was born in Los Angeles. He moved to Hawaii in 1976. IntPaper/xpedex. 35 yrs. Charming, fun loving, athletic, golf, basketball, dancing, Mokulua Fishing Club & Lanikai Assoc. Member. Survived by brothers, David, Timothy, James, his loving wife Sally, children Matt, Nick, Margaret, Tim, four grandchildren. Celebration of Life, Jan. 30th Sat. 9:30 AM Lanikai Assoc. Park/ Beach Kaiolena/Mokulua Drive.

Wilfred “Maka” Ho’omana Makaehu, Jr.

Posted On January 24th, 2016 -

$nameIn Loving Memory Wilfred “Maka” Ho’omana Makaehu, Jr. Sept. 14, 1950 – Aug. 3, 2010 Darling, Dad, Papa, Uncle, Braddah, Friend, and Member of the Statewide Alii’s of Hawaii M/C. 5 years have passed, it was only yesterday that you were with us. Our love for you is forever, you are remembered in the hearts of those who love and knew you. Your infectious smile, kindness and how you live each and every day of your life. Your life was short but your memory lives on – pau’ole. Mahalo nui loa ‘oe no mahele mana’o no’ono’o laula i ola me kakou a me kou no’eau elua – if you are in a position to help someone, help them and always show da aloha. E ho’oluolu ‘oe no kali ia’u. Wahine male Phyllis a me ‘Ohana.

DOROTHY MARY (STASON) MILLES

Posted On January 24th, 2016 -

$nameDOROTHY MARY (STASON) MILLES Dorothy Mary (Stason) Milles, originally from Hawaii passed away on September 26, 2015 in Tacoma Washington at the age of 87. She was born January 2, 1928 to the late Mary (Camara) and Donat Stason of Kapaa Kauai. Besides her parents she is predeceased by her brother Joseph D. Stason, and son John K. Milles Jr. She is survived by her daughter Sharleen PuaNani Maglione of American Canyon CA, son Michael K. Milles of Waianae HI, daughter Marylee L. Milles of Tacoma WA, numerous grandchildren, great-grand- children, great-great-grand- children, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday January 30, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waianae, Oahu, HI. Grave site service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday February 4, 2016 at St. Catherine Cemetery in Kapaa, Kauai, HI.


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