Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

THOMAS LEO HORNER, SR.

Posted On August 25th, 2013 -

CAPT. (USN RET.) THOMAS LEO HORNER, SR. 97, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2013. He retired as Chief of Staff COM14, CINCPAC Fleet, Pearl Harbor and Senior Account Executive at Insurance Associates Inc. He was a veteran of WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was born in Mohall, N. Dakota. He is survived by wife, Philomena T. Horner; sons, Thomas M. and Thomas L., Jr. Horner; daughters, Sandra M. Bourquin and Michele A. Horner; brother, Paul Horner; 16 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Star of the Sea Church. Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

DAVID SEIGO YAMASHIRO

Posted On August 25th, 2013 -

DAVID SEIGO YAMASHIRO David Seigo Yamashiro, age 83, of Kaneohe, HI, passed away July 21, 2013 at Tripler Army Medical Center. Born in Makaweli, Kauai and graduated from Waimea High School. David proudly served in the United States Army and Air Force (retired). He is survived by his wife Momoye; daughter Lyris (John) Kaneshiro; son Daniel (Cindi) Yamashiro; grandchildren: Derrick, Biena and Damian Kaneshiro, Dane and David Yamashiro; great grandson Baron Kaneshiro- Hanzawa; sisters Chikako Yamashiro, Haruno Souza, Margaret Oshiro, Sueno Honma, Dora (Sutemi) Yamamoto, Rachael Yamashiro and Marjorie (George) Honjiyo; and sister-in-law June Yamashiro. Memorial Service: 11:00 am, Saturday, August 31 at Borthwick Mortuary. Visitation: 9:30 am. Additional parking available at Kukui Plaza. Casual attire/no flowers please. Burial: 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 3 at Kaneohe Veterans Cemetery.

ALAN P. QUITO

Posted On August 25th, 2013 -

ALAN P. QUITO Age 40, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 31, 2013 in Aiea. Born January 14, 1973 in Angeles City, Philippines. He is survived by father, Teofilo H. “Phil” Quito; mother, Isabel P. Quito; brothers, Angelito P. Quito, Antonino P. (Belia) Quito; sisters, Arlene Q. (Glenn) Rivera, Abigayle P.Q. (Matthew) Johnson. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (August 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

ORVILLE ANTHONY (O.A.) DUFFY

Posted On August 25th, 2013 -

ORVILLE ANTHONY (O.A.) DUFFY 1933 – 2013 Duffy, as everyone who knew him called him, was born on June 15, 1933 in Carthage, Illinois. He died from complications of a stroke on July 14, 2013. His father, Charles, died when Duffy was just two. He was raised – and spoiled – by his mother Margaret, and two older sisters. He is survived by sister Pauline Meissner, nephews Wayne and Mark Hamman, nieces Peggy Mabry and Cathy Siska, and eight great nieces and nephews. Duffy graduated from Carthage High School in 1951 and from Denver University with a B.A. degree in 1955. Soon after graduation, he joined the Navy to see the world – and wound up stationed in Hawaii. The Aloha Bug was firmly implanted. After his two-year Navy stint, he returned home and worked in television production at stations in Midland, TX and Colorado Springs, CO. But by 1960, The Bug became irrisistable, and Duffy moved to Honolulu. He worked in the early days of KGMB-TV in various news broadcast positions and eventually as a program and commercial producer. Advertising agencies were getting into providing TV commercials and campaigns for many major clients, so, in 1968, Duffy joined Lennen & Newell Pacific ad agency as a Broadcast Producer. He remained there – through four agency name changes – (none of which, sadly, included his name) – until 1984. In later years, Duffy worked and volunteered in various computer and research projects at Bishop Museum. He was a member of the Honolulu Church of Religious Science. He also volunteered at Manoa Valley Theatre, which may secretly have been his favorite job. He loved movies and music, and especially stage musicals. So even though he worked in the MVT office, he got to see every musical they produced – as often as he wished. Once settled into his new life, it didn’t take long for Duffy to fall in love with everything Hawaii. He loved the food, the people, the weather, the music, the ohana. He loved it all – and he also loved to sing and laugh and have a good time – which could occur at most any moment. One of his co-workers said “I have fond memories of Duffy. There was never a dull moment with him around. He loved to share his ‘life wisdoms’, which consisted primarily of variations on his ‘live in the now’ mantra.” O.A. Duffy had a beautiful and caring heart. He loved people and good conversation, especially if it had anything to do with politics. He typically approached those conversations while leaning to his left. He was a great and loyal friend and a fabulous Uncle and Brother. He lived his life to the fullest and, as his Nephew Wayne Hamman said, “didn’t give a hoot what anybody else thought!” Join friends and family as they “give a hoot” for Duffy on Saturday, August 31, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Murphy’s Bar & Grill in Downtown Honolulu. Duffy’s family will be showing a “Celebration of Duffy” photo montage, and anyone who wants to say a word or share a memory is welcome. No flowers please.

GREGORIO B. IRIS SR.

Posted On August 25th, 2013 -

GREGORIO B. IRIS SR. Age 92, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away July 31, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born May 9, 1921 in Buguey, Cagayan, Philippines. A loving husband, father of six with a successful career of 30 years as a milkman delivery truck driver with Meadow Gold Dairies. Preceded in death by his parents, Vicente and Antonina Iris; wife, Jolita T. Iris and grandson, Nelsen Bernardo. He is survived by sons, Gregorio B. (Kathy) Iris Jr., Ben (Robin) Iris; daughters, Erlinda (Norman Sr.) Bernardo of Utah, Janice (Bonifacio Jr.) Balanay, Carol (Gary) Asano, Gloria Santiago; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (August 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

EDITHA ALEJO MUNCAL

Posted On August 25th, 2013 -

EDITHA ALEJO MUNCAL Age 70, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 29, 2013 in Aiea. Born October 16, 1942 in Carmona Cavite, Philippines. Formerly employed by Skychef Catering, and retired from Aramark at Aloha Stadium. She is survived by husband, Manuel R. Muncal; sons, Edwin A. Muncal, Edinol A. Muncal; daughters, Leila M. (Michael) Marcelino, Joy A. Muncal; sisters, Anita J. (Leonardo) Barrera, Sara J. Peji, Soledad J. (Amando) De Jesus; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (August 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Saturday (August 31) at Our Lady of Good Council Church; (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

William Henry Crawford, Jr.

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

WILLIAM HENRY CRAWFORD, JR. William “Bill”, born to William Sr. & Alice Crawford was the eldest of three children. Educated for 21 years in San Francisco, he came back to Hawaii to head Fireman’s Fund Insurance. He was interested in helping people and one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 42 years until his death on July 20th. He is survived by wife, Gay Napihaa-Crawford; brother, Richard Crawford and sister, Charlene Gomes also nephews, nieces, grand niece, grand nephews, cousins and father-in-law, Moses Napihaa. Visitation 12 p.m. Saturday, August 31 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services 1:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

VIOLA KU’ULEI QUINN

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

VIOLA KU’ULEI QUINN Age 82, of Honolulu passed away August 6, 2013. Born May 16, 1931. A graduate of Maryknoll High School, she was active with the Manoa- Punahou Catholic Community. Survived by sons, John, William; daughters, Tisa Koki, Ida, Moana, Maryanne DeSilva, Viki Ventura; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 9:45 am Tuesday (August 27) at St. Pius X Church; Mass 10:00 am Graveside service 9:00 am Wednesday (August 28) at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

JERRY CARL KITAY

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

JERRY CARL KITAY Jerry Carl Kitay, 75, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 14, 1938, passed away August 20, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii where he resided. He was the son of Belle Kitay. He spent his childhood in San Diego, and later lived in Los Angeles, CA. He received his B. A. Degree from the University of The Pacific, Stockton, CA and his Masters Degree from Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA. He was a Marriage & Family Counselor, also a professor at the University of Hawaii, and a Businessman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Roybark Kitay and mother, Belle Kitay. He is survived by his daughter, Jill Pargoe of Honolulu; son Chad Kitay of Ramona, CA; two grandchildren, Logan and Harper Bledsoe of Honolulu; a sister, Phyllis Eckland and brother, Lee Kitay of California. Services will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24th.

ENRIQUE CORPUZ ANCHETA, SR.

Posted On August 23rd, 2013 -

ENRIQUE CORPUZ ANCHETA, SR. Age 88, of Mililani, HI, passed away July 31, 2013 in Mililani. Born June 21, 1925 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant and retired Pearl Harbor supply supervisor. He is survived by wife, Remedios R. Ancheta; sons, Robert Ancheta of Kauai, Ronald (Michelle) Ancheta of Maui, Raymond Ancheta of Maui, Dexter (Melissa) Ancheta of CO; daughters, Mildred Darlene Crowe of AZ, Teresita (Michael) Riis of CA; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children; brother, Bernardo (Gloria) Ancheta. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Monday (August 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (August 27) at St John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church; (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani) Mass 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.

JOHN DOUGLAS KEAULANA, JR.

Posted On August 23rd, 2013 -

JOHN DOUGLAS KEAULANA, JR. August 4, 2013, at 44, John Douglas Keaulana, Jr. was called home to our heavenly father. Born in Honolulu. A welder mechanic. Survived by his wife of 20 years, Sherry Pokakaa, Father John Keaulana, Sr. , Mother Cynthia Ng-Rodrigues, Brother Jason Keaulana, Sister Marlo Pepe’e and many nieces, nephew, uncles, aunties, cousins & friends. Celebration of Life, 10:00am August 25th @ Nanakuli Beach Park (Leeward Kai Halau) Scattering of ashes to follow. Call 216-2329 for information.

KAZUKO SINOTO

Posted On August 23rd, 2013 -

KAZUKO SINOTO Mrs. Kazuko Sinoto was born in Japan to parents Shigeomi and Kinuko Sato. She came to Hawai`i in 1957, gained permanent residency in 1966, and became a US citizen in 1982, upon the passing of her father, to sponsor her mother to live in Hawai`i. On Monday, August 5, 2013, following roughly two-months of illness, she passed away surrounded by her loving family at home. She was 85-years old. She is survived by her husband of 64-years, Yosihiko Sinoto; son, Akihiko (Lucindy); and three grandsons, Luke Kaneko, Laurent (Brandy), and Leigh. Kazuko came to Hawai`i in 1957 with her son to join her husband. She was a housewife for about 5 years after which she began to work at the Bishop Museum bookstore and gift shop. She continued at the shop until 1976 when the Hawai`i Immigrant Heritage Preservation Center was established at the Museum and she became one of its staff members. Her interest turned to researching the heritage of Japanese immigrants to Hawai`i. From that time, she embarked on a 37-year occupation of collecting, cataloging, and curating various objects acquired from the general public. At the Center, she coordinated the mounting of several exhibits dealing not only with Japanese, but also other ethnic immigrants to Hawaii. In 1985, to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the first arrival of Japanese contract immigrants to Hawai`i, a pictorial history book was published by Bishop Museum. This book, co-authored by Dr. Franklin Odo and Kazuko Sinoto, resulted from her 8-years of research reviewing historic Japanese language newspapers. She researched and compiled the photographs, other illustrations, and prepared the captions. Kazuko also translated the Japanese language edition of the publication. A travelling exhibit was prepared and presented in the home prefectures of the Japanese immigrants and Kazuko accompanied the exhibit. Following her tenure at the Museum, she became an independent consultant and continued her work on Japanese immigrant history in Hawai`i. She also lectured on the subject of immigrant history to various groups in the community and to visitors. She was also a founding member of the Joseph Heco Society of Hawai`i. Recently, her efforts had been focused towards the completion of a digital catalogue of the Bishop Museum Hawai`i Japanese Immigrant Collection comprising more than 13,000 items including objects, documents, books, and photographs. She was also working towards an illustrated and annotated catalogue of selected items for publication. Her work in compiling the heritage of Japanese Immigrants to Hawai`i has received recognition both in Hawai`i and Japan. Her family fondly remembers her love of plants and flowers that she cultivated and cared for tirelessly in her garden at home. She was also an accomplished cook who would prepare the Osechi ryori or New Years feast for her family every year. A private service will be held. The Bishop Museum has established a “Hawai`i Immigrant Heritage Preservation Fund” in honor of Kazuko Sinoto. Should you wish to provide a donation, please address it to the Bishop Museum specifying this fund. The funds received will aid in the continuation of immigrant-related research and educational programs. The Sinoto family wishes to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who provided support and encouragement through many kind words and deeds during this difficult time.

WALTER HIROSHI INOUYE

Posted On August 23rd, 2013 -

WALTER HIROSHI INOUYE Age 85, of Kaneohe, HI, passed away August 3, 2013 in Waipahu. Born April 15, 1928 in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife, Helen S. Inouye; son, Neil Inouye; daughters, Juli (Troy) Torigoe, Jill Inouye, Carol (Greg) Jardon, Sharon Kalahiki; brothers, Roy Inouye, Alan Inouye; sisters, Helen Horikawa, Miki Okamura, Janet Shimonishi; 6 grand- children. Private services were held. No koden, please.

CRISPINA ASUNCION RECAIDO

Posted On August 23rd, 2013 -

CRISPINA ASUNCION RECAIDO Age 90, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 31, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 20, 1923 in Gabu, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A retired Consolidated Theaters custodian. Also an active member of Alii Baptist Church and Nakoa Mission. She is survived by sons, Ador (Annie) Recaido, Noli (Chita) Recaido, Romulo (Nancy) Recaido; daughters, Rosalinda, Latonio, Magdalena (Dean Cabato) Baltazar; 18 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Marcos Ansagay of Philippines; sisters, Caridad Agtarap of Philippines, Sally Jacinto of Philippines. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (August 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (August 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

LILY KILIPOHE CHUNG

Posted On August 22nd, 2013 -

LILY KILIPOHE CHUNG Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 7, 2013 in Honolulu. Born August 22, 1925 in Ewa, Honolulu. Retired from Kamehameha Schools, and there after became a entrepreneur. She is survived by sons, Jonah Pua Chung, Jr., Sam Akiona Chung, Gene Kwaihok Chung; daughter, Pearl Miulana Sale; sister, Martha Kapehunui O’ Kalani Aki; many grand- children, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (August 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

GRACE COEN TUI

Posted On August 22nd, 2013 -

GRACE COEN TUI Age 87, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away July 29, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born April 1, 1926 in Faga’alu, American Samoa. A member of the Wahiawa Christian Center. She is survived by spouse, John Tui; sons, Edward (Tuana’i) Fa’asoa, Eric (Nani) Fa’asoa, Elliot (Melissa) Fa’asoa; daughters, Theresa (Tavita) Tua’au, Elaine (Norman) Medenos, Maryanne (Fagaese) Siaosi, Iolina Tautalatasi, Elizabeth (Aaron) Williams, Eugenie (Fomai) Faitau, Bertha (Mariota) Sola, Florence Oliver, Eta (Simi) Manuma; brothers, Norman Coen, Tom (Florence) Coen; sisters, Eleanor Hire, Joyce (Tom) Monis, Anita (Steve) Strayer; 38 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 3 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (August 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

DALE SHIZUKO MAEMOTO-WOODRING

Posted On August 21st, 2013 -

DALE SHIZUKO MAEMOTO- WOODRING Age 64, of Waianae, HI, passed away July 12, 2013 in Waianae. Born March 18, 1949 in Honolulu, HI. An active member of Waianae and Aiea Communities and Bethany Assembly of God in Aiea. She is survived by husband, Harry Woodring; daughters, Tamarra Oliver of NC, Tanya Coler of OH, Trisha (Jeff) Longwell of NC, Barbara (Ray) Caraballo of NC; 15 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, David (Kwi Suk) Maemoto, Stephen Maemoto; sisters, Claire Freitas, Velma (Roger) Woodring. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (August 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HARRY MASATSUGU NAKAMURA

Posted On August 21st, 2013 -

HARRY MASATSUGU NAKAMURA Age 88, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 30, 2013 in Honolulu. Born September 1, 1924 in Honolulu. He is survived by sons, Heston (Tess) Nakamura, Daniel (Eri) Nakamura; daughter, Iris (Kevin) Kinerney; brother, George (Winifred) Nakamura; sister, Joyce (John) Hirasaki; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Sunday (August 25) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu). Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Casual Attire.

LILIAN Y. NAGAJI

Posted On August 20th, 2013 -

LILIAN Y. NAGAJI Age 77, of Mililani, HI, passed away July 30, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born July 5, 1936 in Honouliuli, Oahu. A devoted volunteer with Waipahu Hongwanji Adult Day Care Center. She is survived by husband, Michael Nagaji; sons, Martin (Kathy) Nagaji, Dan (Carole) Nagaji; daughters, Natalie (Brian) Dibert of PA, Pamela (Mason) White of WA; 6 grandchildren; sister, Mildred Yasui. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (August 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

RONALD PATRICK QUIDANGEN

Posted On August 20th, 2013 -

RONALD PATRICK QUIDANGEN Age 71, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 7, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born November 16, 1941 in Honolulu. He was an oblate at the Benedictine Monastery, Waialua. He is survived by brothers, Walter Mapa, Albert (Violet) Sabanal; sisters, Mabel Kuratani, Loretta Crowder, Katherine (Alfred) Biroan. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (August 23) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu). Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

WILFRED “WILLIE” SATORU NAKAKURA

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

WILFRED “WILLIE” SATORU NAKAKURA Wilfred “Willie” Satoru Nakakura passed peacefully on July 9, 2013 at Kapuna Wai Ola. He was born on July 27, 1935 in Honolulu. Son of the late Lincoln and Thelma Nakakura, Willie grew up in the Kalihi area and attended Saint Louis School. Upon graduation, Willie attended the University of Portland from 1953 to 1955 and returned home to finish his schooling at the University of Hawaii, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Recreation in 1959.

Willie was the president of Nakakura Construction Co., LTD from 1965 to 1979. In 1979, Nakakura Construction merged with Japan-based company Tokyu Construction to form Pan-Pacific Construction Inc., where he filled the president’s role until 1993.

During his life, Willie served on many boards and committees, including the following: Navy League (member), Nuuanu YMCA, Aloha Athletic Club (member), Moanalua Golf Club (president and director), Pacific Palisades Community Association (member), General Contractors Association of Hawaii (president and director), Construction Industry Legislative Organization (chairman and legislative chairman), Hawaii State Contractors Council (member), Association of State Licensing Agencies (national director), Contractor’s License Board (member), Easter Seals VIP Telethon/Taste of Honolulu, Contractor’s License Board (vice president), POI Coalition – People Oppose Initiative (co-chair), Saint Louis School Education Foundation (board of director) and Sand Island Business Association (member). In addition, Willie served on the Board of Directors for the Hawaii State Sheriff Association for 25 years.

Among his many leisure interests, sports topped the list, specifically golf. Willie was a member of Mid-Pacific CC and Moanalua GC. He also played baseball and softball games in which he was known for his nasty change-up. Can’t forget Las Vegas! Willie and May frequented “the 9th island” regularly. During the last decade, lots of family fun and memories were created, especially the ones his sons, daughter-in-laws and grandkids took him on. Indeed, Willie lived a good life!

Willie is survived by his wife, May Asayo Nakakura; sons Derek (Bo) and wife Terry, Dean and wife Cheryl, and Darin and wife Kimberly; brother Stanley Nakakura, sister-in-law Jean, sister Molly Morita, brother-in-law Mike, sister Eleanor Iwamoto, brother-in-law Robert, five grandchildren: DJ Willie, Jayson, Asia (and husband Ronson Honeychurch), Summer and Drew; one great grandchild, Conner Kelly; his many nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles and comrades; and Coco, Willie and May’s beloved dog.

Willie Nakakura’s family is eternally grateful for all the support and love received from family members, friends and colleagues during this time. The family would also like to acknowledge all the healthcare professionals who touched the lives of Willie and his family during the final days of his life.

Services will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Visitation begins at 10 a.m.; Services follow at 11. Casual attire

BESSIE MIN SHON

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

BESSIE MIN SHON 93, passed away peacefully at Pohai Nani Good Samaritan in Kaneohe on Sunday, August 11th. Born in Paia, Maui, Mrs. Shon graduated from Queen’s Hospital School of Nursing, and received her CRNA at University of Ohio in Cleveland. She was a nurse anesthetist at Queen’s Hospital for many years before taking a position at Kona Hospital on the Big Island of Hawaii, from which she retired. She married Abraham Shon, now since deceased, and is survived by her daughter, Nadine, and son, David. Services are private. No monetary gifts. The family requests that donations be made to: St. Francis Hospice.

HARRIET HARUKO PALMERO

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

HARRIET HARUKO PALMERO Age 86, of Waianae, HI, passed away July 20, 2013 in Honolulu. Born February 21, 1927 in Honolulu, HI. A member and acting secretary at Sacred Heart Church, Waianae. Retired from the Ford Aerospace Tracking Station, Kaena Point. A shorthand teacher for Adult Education, Waipahu High School. A member of the Legion of Mary, Sacred Heart Church. She is survived by sons, Michael Palmero, Phillip (Priscilla) Palmero, Timothy (Jonnelle) Palmero; daughter, Laurie (Roy) Robins; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children; 1 great-great-grand- child. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (August 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual/ Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

James J. Lennon

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

JAMES J. LENNON Jim passed away on July 16 after a yearlong battle with prostate cancer. Born 9/9/45 in NYC, he grew up in River Edge, NJ & graduated from SUNY Maritime College in 1967. After shipping out for a few years, he worked in Marine Insurance in CA & HI. He lived in Hawaii from 1973-98. Five years ago, he and girlfriend Karen Cope retired to La Cruz, Mexico. His siblings Joe, John and Peggy, and family and friends will greatly miss his warmth, humor and love. Jim’s ashes will be scattered in Kailua Bay, HI and Bay de Banderas by La Cruz.

WILFRED “WILLIE” SATORU NAKAKURA

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

WILFRED “WILLIE” SATORU NAKAKURA Wilfred “Willie” Satoru Nakakura passed peacefully on July 9, 2013 at Kapuna Wai Ola. He was born on July 27, 1935 in Honolulu. Son of the late Lincoln and Thelma Nakakura, Willie grew up in the Kalihi area and attended Saint Louis School. Upon graduation, Willie attended the University of Portland from 1953 to 1955 and returned home to finish his schooling at the University of Hawaii, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Recreation in 1959.

Willie was the president of Nakakura Construction Co., LTD from 1965 to 1979. In 1979, Nakakura Construction merged with Japan-based company Tokyu Construction to form Pan-Pacific Construction Inc., where he filled the president’s role until 1993.

During his life, Willie served on many boards and committees, including the following: Navy League (member), Nuuanu YMCA, Aloha Athletic Club (member), Moanalua Golf Club (president and director), Pacific Palisades Community Association (member), General Contractors Association of Hawaii (president and director), Construction Industry Legislative Organization (chairman and legislative chairman), Hawaii State Contractors Council (member), Association of State Licensing Agencies (national director), Contractor’s License Board (member), Easter Seals VIP Telethon/Taste of Honolulu, Contractor’s License Board (vice president), POI Coalition – People Oppose Initiative (co-chair), Saint Louis School Education Foundation (board of director) and Sand Island Business Association (member). In addition, Willie served on the Board of Directors for the Hawaii State Sheriff Association for 25 years.

Among his many leisure interests, sports topped the list, specifically golf. Willie was a member of Mid-Pacific CC and Moanalua GC. He also played baseball and softball games in which he was known for his nasty change-up. Can’t forget Las Vegas! Willie and May frequented “the 9th island” regularly. During the last decade, lots of family fun and memories were created, especially the ones his sons, daughter-in-laws and grandkids took him on. Indeed, Willie lived a good life!

Willie is survived by his wife, May Asayo Nakakura; sons Derek (Bo) and wife Terry, Dean and wife Cheryl, and Darin and wife Kimberly; brother Stanley Nakakura, sister-in-law Jean, sister Molly Morita, brother-in-law Mike, sister Eleanor Iwamoto, brother-in-law Robert, five grandchildren: DJ Willie, Jayson, Asia (and husband Ronson Honeychurch), Summer and Drew; one great grandchild, Conner Kelly; his many nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles and comrades; and Coco, Willie and May’s beloved dog.

Willie Nakakura’s family is eternally grateful for all the support and love received from family members, friends and colleagues during this time. The family would also like to acknowledge all the healthcare professionals who touched the lives of Willie and his family during the final days of his life.

Services will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Visitation begins at 10 a.m.; Services follow at 11. Casual attire

PAUL JOSEPH GOUVEIA

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

PAUL JOSEPH GOUVEIA Paul Joseph Gouveia, age 67, of Pauoa Valley passed away on July 19, 2013. Born on May 11, 1946, Paul retired from the Pearl Harbor Shipyard Shop 38 and was a retired president of the Iron Horse Motorcycle Club. He is survived by son, Douglas Muraoka; sister, Paulette (Moses) Hepa; nephews, Christopher Hepa, Jason (Lisa) Hepa; niece, Shelly (Ryan) Montalbo; and grandnieces, Marissa, Jordyn, and Shawna Montalbo, Macy Coleman, and Rileigh Hepa. Services will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Saturday, August 24. Visitation at 12:30 p.m. Services at 2:00 pm. Luncheon to follow.

Edward M. (Cuizon) Robinol

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

EDWARD M ROBINOL SR (CUIZON) 68 of Honolulu passed away in his home on July 23, 2013 surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by wife, Vicky Robinol; Son, Edward JR (Stacey); Daughter, Edyie (Shaft); Brothers, George Robinol And Stanley Cuizon; Sisters, Bobbie (Roger) Gomez and Andrea Mirafuentes; 7 Grandchildren, Brandon, Edward III, Chavez, Jaydie, Stacia, Roxy and Ethan; and 1 Great Grandchild, Ambarie. A celebration of life will be held On Thursday, August 22, 2013 At Mililani Mortuary-Mauka Chapel. Viewing at 5:30 PM. Services to follow. Family request No Flowers.

ARLENE M. (MINATOYA) “KITTY” WATANABE

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

ARLENE M. (MINATOYA) KITTY WATANABE Born Pasco, WA on 4/16/36 & passed at home on 8/4/13 in Kihei, Maui with family. “Kitty” grew up in Pasco, 3rd child of 5 born to Kahn & Chiyoko Minatoya. Family call her Machi, the most daring, forward thinking, hip & modern spirit of the family. As an RN she spent 9 years at Good Samaritan, Portland, OR & began her 27 yr career at Queens as an OR nurse in 1978. She helped develop the Endoscopy Dept. & ended her career as a head RN for the Neurosurgical team before retiring in 2005. Kitty spent her life caring for others & giving back. 3rd generation Japanese from an era of strong backboned & hard working women, her legacy will be one that touched many lives & set a path for those to follow. Left behind are daughter Diane Pool & Tae Murphy, grandsons: Chris Pool & Guy Watanabe, Jr, Kihei, Maui; d-in-law: Maria Watanabe, San Diego, CA; sisters: Jean Kozawa, Portland, OR, Brenda Kupfer (Mike), Kennewick, WA; Aunt Mary Munekiyo (104 yr), Kennewick, WA; adoring nieces, nephews, cousins, & special friends Robert & Magdalena Simon, Portland, OR. Celebration of Life at Valley of the Temples Chapel (left on top hill) 8/26/13 Visitation 11a, Service 12p, Lunch 1-3p.

BECKY GOO

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

BECKY GOO Becky Goo, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away at Straub Hospital on July 29, 2013 at the age of 69. A graduate of Star of the Sea High School, class of 1962, she worked as an Insurance Consultant at Finance Insurance LTD. She is survived by her Son John Goo (Masumi), Granddaughter Ashley Goo, Sister Diana Laserson (Bruce), Claudia Murphey, and was a second mom to David and Michael Murphey. She lived life to the fullest with no regrets and came to realize all the hopes and dreams she had for her family. She was considered to be a wonderful friend and a “Dear Abby” to many. Private services held in accordance with her wishes. A memorial will be place in her honor at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

LORETTA JEAN ABELL CORNETT-HUFF

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

LORETTA JEAN ABELL CORNETT-HUFF June 16, 1932 – June 20, 2013 Educator, Adventurer, Mentor, Friend, Wife, and Mother to Many. Education was her passion; she was a prospector of potential. Her legacy lives on in thousands of students she honed from the rough into brilliant sparkling gems. Services will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua, 780 Keolu Drive on August 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM. In Lieu of Flowers, make Donations to Emmanuel Episcopal Church.Bring a smile and a story.We will be celebrating her life.


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