Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

SUNAO UMETSU VIERRA

Posted On March 27th, 2013 -

SUNAO UMETSU VIERRA
Beloved wife, mother & friend passed away on March 16, 2013. Born in Yamagata-Ken, Japan on March 17, 1937, she is survived by her husband of 54 years, Frank; daughters, Jo-Anne (Jeff) Apana and Shelly (Elden) Esmeralda; sons, Jason (Arlene) and Lyndon (Cris) Vierra; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mom is also survived by brothers and sisters in Japan. Mom excelled in the arts of embroidery, crocheting and sewing. She stood 4’11″ and was the backbone of our family-providing strength and support to us, even throughout her illness. Mom never complained and was always concerned for others. We love and miss you, Morn. Until we meet again, Aloha and Sayonara. Dad & kids. Private services.

Bernaldo “Bernie” Daniel Bicoy

Posted On March 27th, 2013 -

BERNALDO BERNIE DANIEL BICOY
Age 89, passed away surrounded by his family on March 15, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 24, 1923 in Lahaina, raised on Molokai. Bernie served in World War II and the Korean War receiving 13 military metals of honor including the Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor device and Purple Heart. He also served as researcher for the Allied War Crimes Commission in the Nuremburg trials, known to many as the greatest trial in history. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel (JAGC). He later obtained his law degree from the University of Missouri and was head of his own law corporation in Honolulu, dedicating 26 years to helping people. Bernie served as a member in the last Hawaii Territorial Legislature and was involved in creating what we now know as the State of Hawaii and served 2 terms in the State of Hawaii legislature – a distinction held by a select few. Bernie also played a founding role in the creation the Filipino Chamber of Commerce, the United Filipino Council of Hawaii, and the Congress of Visayan Organization (COVO) and in 1975 he was awarded the “Outstanding Filipino Overseas in Law” by the Republic of the Philippines. He is survived by his wife Betty; daughters Fayrene “Renee” Delos Santos (Art), Dawn Marie Bicoy-Stephenson (Rob); sons James Bicoy, Bret Bicoy (Cari); 15 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by son Bernie Bicoy, Jr. Please join us in his celebration of life on Monday, April 1st, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Aiea. Aloha attire. Visitation 9 AM, Services at 11 AM. Burial to follow at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bernie Bicoy Memorial Fund at www.bicoy.com which will benefit Hawaii charities.

SATURNINO “SATTY” F. MENDOZA

Posted On March 27th, 2013 -

SATURNINO SATTY F. MENDOZA Age 60, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 3, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born April 11, 1952 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by spouse, Wilhelmina “Mina” A. Mendoza; daughter, Fretzie Joy Mendoza; brothers, Rogelio “Martin” (Melecia) Mendoza, Angel (Enriquetta) Mendoza, Nestor (Herminia) Mendoza, Venancio (Marissa) Mendoza; 4 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Monday (April 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flower Welcome.

RALPH HERMAN PEILER, SR.

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

RALPH HERMAN PEILER, SR. Age 81, of Waialua, HI, passed away February 25, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born January 19, 1932 in Waialua, HI. A retired electrician with Waialua Sugar Company. Also a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He is survived by sons, Ralph (Julie) Peiler, Jr., Paul Peiler, Wendell Peiler, Roy (Stacy) Peiler; daughter, Lenora (Calvin) Alexander; sister, Susan Parrish; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (March 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SHIRLEY MARIE BOMKE-CRADDOCK

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

SHIRLEY MARIE BOMKE-CRADDOCK Age 81, of Mililani, HI, passed away March 14, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born October 20, 1931 in Kilauea, Kauai. Born at the Kilauea Plantation Hospital on Kauai to Bill and Lila Bomke of Lihue Plantation. Employed as an Intelligence Research Specialist at the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, U.S. Army, Hawaii and U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters at Fort Shafter for 34 years, as a civil service employee. She is survived by son, Robert Craddock; daughter, Carol Ann Melvin; 4 grandchildren, Patrick, Greg, Kikiana, and Nalu. No service. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

CHIEF TIME LEA’E

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

CHIEF TIME LEA’E
Age 52, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 24, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 12, 1960 in Aunu’u, American Samoa. A retired chief at Oahu Community Correctional Center. Also a deacon at Solid Rock Fellowship Assembly of God. He is survived by wife, Memmo Lea’e; sons, Timothy Lea’e, Petelo Lea’e; daughter: Princess Lea’e; mother, Fia Tautolo;’ brother, Maava (Flo) Lea’e; sisters, Meleane Salanoa, Lofi (Filipo) Esera, Taeao (Soloi) Laapui, Penina (Lawrence) Lea’e, Lotoalofa (Amosa) Tautolo, Fenuinuivao (Tanu) Taumua. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 28) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (March 29) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

WOL SUN BAEK

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

WOL SUN BAEK Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away March 16, 2013 at Liliha Healthcare Center. Born April 15, 1928 in South Korea. She is survived by sons, Mun Hyon (Sukie) Paek, Kyong Hyon (Un Mi) Paek of South Korea; daughters, Song (Robert) Tabalba, Ae Hyon “Amy” Baek; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday 3/28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

JOHN KALANI GONSALVES

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

JOHN KALANI GONSALVES Age 54, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 12, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born October 21, 1958 in Hawaii. Head custodian at Barbers Point Elementary School for 33 years. Ambassador of Aloha. He is survived by wife, D. Lynn Gonsalves; son, John “Kalani Boy” (Ashley) Gonsalves, Jr.; daughter, Erica-Lyn (Steve) King; 4 grandchildren; brother, Moses Gonsalves of Big Island; step-mom, Violet Gonsalves of Big Island; many family members. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

HARRY YOUNG KUN LEE

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

HARRY YOUNG KUN LEE March 14, 2013 Harry Young Kun Lee 93, of Honolulu, a retired banker with First Hawaiian Bank died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He is survived by wife Frances S.; daughters Deborah (Warren) Saito, Lori (Eugene) Kim; grandchildren Cherise Saito, Reid (Laura) Saito, Trey Saito; sister Pauline Chapman, brother Robert Lee. Private services.

Elisa Florendo Joaquin

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

ELISA FLORENDO JOAQUIN 98, of Honolulu, a retired school teacher peacefully went to meet her Creator on March 18, 2013. She was born and raised in Bauang, La Union, Philippines by her father who was an engineer and a lay Protestant minister and her mother, a teacher & a business woman. She was one of 11 siblings. Nora Florendo Lorenzana, who lives in the Philippines, is the lone survivor. She taught English and Drama in the Philippines and Baltimore, Maryland for over 50 years before retiring to Honolulu in 1981. She graduated from the Univ. of the Philippines and earned her Master’s degree in Education in the U.S. She was the Society Editor of a popular newspaper, The Evening Herald, in the Philippines. She loved to direct school plays and write poetry for which she won numerous awards. She published many poems including a book of poetry about her family, friends and her observations on life. She was an active member of the Honolulu Filipino community, including the La Union Circle of Hawaii, the Maharlika Toastmasters Club and a longtime Member of Central Union Church. She is survived by her sons Rodolfo, Donato Jr, Nicanor, Doel, daughter Elizabeth Fitz-Patrick, 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 8:30 a.m. on March 27, 2013.at Central Union Church., 1660 S. Beretania Street. Interment will follow immediately after at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations to Central Union Church may be made in lieu of flowers.

MARGARITA INES MANGRUBANG

Posted On March 26th, 2013 -

MARGARITA INES MANGRUBANG Age 105, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 23, 2013 in Waianae. Born January 28, 1908 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son, Rodi (Leonila) Mangrubang; daughters, Pacita M. (Pedro) Corpuz, Virginia I. Mangrubang 15 grandchildren; 28 great- grandchildren; 8 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (April 1) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

DEBRA “DEBBIE” JEAN CHING

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

DEBRA DEBBIE JEAN CHING
Age 60, of Honolulu, passed away February 20, 2013 at St. Francis Hospice. Born November 11, 1952 in Hilo, Hawaii. She was a retired pre-school teacher from Hawaii Kai Early Learning Center where she helped teach and develop 3 year olds for over 32 years. She is survived by mother, Dorothea Nathaniel; sons, Ryan, Clifford (Stefanie), Brandon (Chalese); grand- daughters Noel and Tiah; many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She was a proud “Nana” who always put everyone elses needs before her own. She will always live in our hearts forever. Celebrating her life 9:00 a.m. Saturday 3/30 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual Attire.

ROGELIO “ROGEL” BARAYUGA

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

ROGELIO ROGEL BARAYUGA Age 89, of Waialua, HI, passed away February 17, 2013 at Wahiawa General Hospital. Born September 15, 1923 in Catuging, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Waialua Sugar Company. Sakada of 1946. Member of Wahiawa Iloko Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He is survived by loving wife, Florentina “Floring” Tolentino Barayuga; daughters; Andrea Barayuga, Ruthy Cuaresma, Debra (Johnny) Agoo, Cristina (Link) Llewellyn, Teresa (Steven) Shepherd; 4 grand- children; brothers, Mariano (Melita) Barayuga, Atanacio (Magdalena) Barayuga; sisters, Marcelina (Isidoro) Barayuga, Cesaria (Marcial) Antonio, Daria Barayuga, Biba Bumatay, Felicidad (Tony) Fabro. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (March 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

JOVITO “JOE” “KUMING” RIBERAL ALCANTRA

Posted On March 25th, 2013 -

JOVITO JOE KUMING RIBERAL ALCANTRA Age 80, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 25, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 26, 1932 in San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Owner of JRA Construction. Member of San Sebastian Association and Isabela Hawaii Association. He is survived by wife, Aida N. Alcantra; daughters, Joy (Glenn) Sahagun, Alma Caberto, Aida (Mike) Paulin; sons, Vincent (Colleen) Alcantra, Chito (Genny) Alcantra; former wife, Bessie Alcantra; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grand- children; brother, Lito (Carmelita) Alcantra; sisters, Nora Alcantra, Andrea Benitez, Francisca (Steve) Tapat. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (March 31) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (April 1) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DORIS S. SAJI

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

DORIS S. SAJI Age 91, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 12, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born February 20, 1921 in Haleiwa, HI. She is survived by son, Kevin (Chikako) Saji; daughter, Suzanne Takahashi; brothers, Dr. Jerry (Clara) Shimoda of Volcano, HI, Dr. Larry Shimoda of NV, Dr. Stanley (June) Shimoda; sisters, Janet (Yoshimi) Matsunaga, June Hirayama; 3 grandchildren. Private Services were held.

KENICHI “CLIFFORD” IMAI

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

KENICHI CLIFFORD IMAI Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away March 4, 2013 at Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born February 21, 1923 in Waipahu. Retired from Duty Free Shoppers of Hawaii. He is survived by sons, Kenneth Imai, Clift (Gwen) Imai; daughter, Sandra “Sandy” Imai; sisters, Jane Mark, Clara Imai, Genevieve Imai, Lorraine Seng of OR; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 3/27 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

WALLACE PERRY VIERRA

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

WALLACE PERRY VIERRA
Wallace was born on May 27, 1925. He was the second son of Mary Perry Vierra and Manuel Vierra. The Vierra family lived in Pu’unui. He joined the Army at the young age of seventeen. After getting out of the Army, he went to work at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a ship fitter. He retired after 35 years of service. Wally bought a home in Makakilo where he lived most of his adult life. Uncle Wally was a kind, loving and generous person who touched the lives of many. He was like a second father to all of his nieces and nephews and will always be remembered. He is survived by his nieces Marie Paulino, Roberta Mejia, Wallis Freitas, Kathy Smith and Joddy Manuwai and nephews, Victor Vierra and Robert F. Vierra, Jr. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Nani Vierra and hanai niece Renee Kawelo. A celebration of life is planned for March 30, 2013 at Hawaii Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation at 9:00 and service at 10:00. Lunch to follow. Scattering of ashes to be done at a later date.

Jesse Martin Doyle

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

JESSE MARTIN DOYLE Passed away on February 11, 2013 at Kuakini Medical Center. He was born on October 10, 1922, in Paris, France. Jesse was preceded in death by his wife, Alwine Sophie (Horning) Doyle, his twin brother, Edward Doyle Jr. and both of his parents. Jesse is survived by his niece, Waltraud (Horning) (+Horst) Lucke of Bremerhaven, Germany; his great nephew, Thorsten (+Denise) Lucke of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his great niece, Karen (Lucke) (+Thorsten) Kneifel of Wremen, Germany. A scattering of ashes will be held on March 27, 2013 at 10:30 am at Ala Moana Beach In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter.

Lee Sheather aka Gayle Lee Sheather

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

LEE SHEATHER AKA GAYLE LEE SHEATHER September 17, 1937 – March 12, 2013 Lee passed away peacefully at her home in Kane’ohe, surrounded by most of her loved ones, on March 12, 2013. While our hearts are broken, we are comforted by the knowledge that she is finally out of pain and no longer suffering. She is survived by daughters Stacee (Bruce) Randall and Dawn (Lance) Ka’aina, son Caffery Todd (Kelly) Sheather, grandchildren Nicole & Beau Randall, Joshua Nishimura, Michael Sabate, Steisha & Jade Sheather, great-grand- children, Kaison, Kolton & Kobe Bruhn, and sister Audrey Gamonde. Services will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at St. Ann’s Church in Kane’ohe. Visitation at 9:30am, service to start at 10:30am Casual attire. Private scattering of ashes to be done at a later date. A special mahalo to Hospice Hawaii, especially Eleanor, Lilian and Lu(Lou). We could not have asked for three more loving ladies to help us care for mom during this difficult time. Heaven has a special place just for you. God Bless you all!

Charles Lee Giddens

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

CHARLES LEE GIDDENS
Charles Lee Giddens, 66 of Papakolea passed away at his home in Kapa’a, Kauai on February 14, 2013. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1965. Charles was a Vietnam Veteran with the U.S. Air Force & a retired firefighter with the Honolulu Fire Department. Charles is survived by his wife, Beverly Sakai-Giddens; mother, Cecilia Lindo; brothers, Marshall “Hutso” Giddens, William Giddens & Paul Lindo; sons, Howard “Ikaika” Giddens, Imiloa Sakai-Giddens & step son Robert Imai; daughters, Kananiokaaina “Kanani” Giddens- Hulama, Puanani Giddens- Cortez & step daughter Lori Imai. He is also survived by ten beautiful grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel from 5:30pm. Service @ 6:30pm. Private family burial @ Punchbowl Cemetery on Monday, April 1, 2013. Flower lei welcomed in lieu of floral arrangements/wreaths.

Cleo Giavis Evans

Posted On March 24th, 2013 -

CLEO GIAVIS EVANS
Cleo Giavis Evans passed away March 5, 2013 at Vintage Coventry Senior Living in San Francisco. She was born in Boston on October 5, 1922 and moved to Honolulu in 1930. In 1942, she married Robert Harlan Evans her husband of 64 years. She is survived by her sons Harlan and Rob, three grandchildren Terrence Evans, Bridget Evans, and Adrienne Williams, and three great- grandchildren Ryan Evans, Megan Evans, and Zoe Williams. She is also survived by her first cousins Coralie Vellis and Thalia Tuohy and their many children and grandchildren. Her ashes will be scattered off Waikiki where she will join her husband who passed away December 6, 2006. We were truly blessed with wonderful parents and they will be missed by all. A private celebration of Cleo’s life will be held in Honolulu in early June 2013. Cleo was well known for her enormous creative energy and talents, and for her accomplishments in classical piano, painting, cuisine, design, fashion, journalism, public relations and promotion, golf, Bridge, volunteer work, and her impeccable taste in all that she touched. She was truly a force of life and was loved and admired for it!

ROCKEFELLER AGAWIN FERIDO, SR.

Posted On March 23rd, 2013 -

ROCKEFELLER AGAWIN FERIDO, SR. Age 86, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away February 20, 2013 in Haleiwa. Born February 26, 1926 in Philippines. He is survived by sons, Rockefeller (Lilia) Ferido, Jr., Scott (Sandra) Ferido, Danny (Diana) Ferido; daughters, Mercy Antolin, Evangelyn (Huan) Degunya, Joyceline (Nicanor) Onza; brothers, Prudencio (Virginia) Ferido, Rufino Ferido, Quintin (Maria) Ferido, Jr.; sister, Virginia (Adorado) Laguitan; 12 grand- children; 14 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Tues. (3/26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service: 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wed. (3/27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service: 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

VIOLET ATSUKO TOYOTA

Posted On March 23rd, 2013 -

VIOLET ATSUKO TOYOTA Age 95, of Pearl City, HI, passed away February 12, 2013 in Pearl City. Born October 24, 1917 in Honolulu, HI. Violet was retired from Punawai Clinic in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters, Lucille Manuia of Hilo, Beatrice (Harry) Munsey, Jennie Takushi, Linda Ishikawa; sisters, Elsie “Aiko” Kadota, Helen “Shizuko” Matsumoto, Doris “Fujiko” Funasaki; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grand- children; 1 great-great-grand- child; caregivers, Aurea & Jerry Tinaza. Private Services were held.

ALICE CRUZ FELLEZ

Posted On March 23rd, 2013 -

ALICE CRUZ FELLEZ Alice Cruz Fellez of Eugene passed away peacefully on February 20, 2013 at the age of 92. She was born in Hawaii on November 20, 1920 on the Waialua Sugar Plantation on Oahu’s Northshore, to Alphonso and Cozy Cruz. Alice married her true love George Fellez on December 11, 1941, four days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Upon her retirement in 1992, she and George moved to Eugene to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Alice was a devout Catholic, whose faith was the foundation or her life. She was called upon by many to intercede on their behalf because of her strength of prayer. Alice was preceded in death by her husband George and her son George Jr. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia of Eugene and her son Leonard of Seattle, sisters Margaret Capello of Hawaii, Rita Schaefer of Wisconsin and Alphonso Cruz of Arizona. Rosary: 12:30pm, Wednesday, March 27, at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Burial to follow. Casual Attire.

CHARLOTTE HUNG MOI LUKE MAEHARA

Posted On March 22nd, 2013 -

CHARLOTTE HUNG MOI LUKE MAEHARA Age 86 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on March 10, 2013. Born July 8, 1926 in Kohala, Hawaii. She graduated from St. Andrew’s Priory in 1944. She retired from the University of Hawaii as an Accounting Clerk in 1986. Survived by daughters: Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Young and Rhonda (Mark Moss) Maehara; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; sister: Barbara Tom. Visitation Wednesday (March 27, 2013) from 10:30 am to 11:45 am at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service 11:45 a.m. Casual/ Aloha Attire.

BENJAMIN KAAI, JR.

Posted On March 22nd, 2013 -

BENJAMIN KAAI, JR. Age 82, of Pearl City, HI, passed away February 24, 2013 in Honolulu. Born July 27, 1930 in Honolulu, HI. A retired equipment installer with Hawaiian Telephone, and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by sons, Robert Kaai of NV, John (Kathy) Kaai, Clarence (Cindy) Kaai; daughter, Natalie “Hoku” Kaai (Mark Levi); son-in-law, Alan Suan, Sr.; 11 grand- children; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ann Kaaiawaawa, Annette (Fred) Cadang; sister- in-law, Janet Kaai; brother-in- law, Henry Lancaster. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (March 25) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire.

YOSHIO HAYASHI

Posted On March 21st, 2013 -

YOSHIO HAYASHI March 5, 2013 Yoshio (Yoshi) Hayashi, 80, of Honolulu, a retired graphic designer and artist, died at Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo, served in the Korean War, and later attended art school in Chicago, working there for many years before moving to Oahu. He worked for some of Hawaii’s largest ad agencies, winning many awards for his graphic design work. Two of his paintings were purchased by The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. He is survived by wife, Leslie; sisters Sue Ellen, Kathleen, and Ruth; brothers Susumu, Kenneth, Stanley, and Larry; and nieces and nephews. Visitation at 4 PM, services at 5 PM Saturday, March 30 at Makiki Community of Christ, 1666 Mott Smith Drive. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Library of Hawaii.

KEIJI SHINTAKU

Posted On March 21st, 2013 -

KEIJI SHINTAKU Age 89, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 18, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born April 23, 1923 in Waipahu, HI. Retired U.S. Army and retired City & County employee of Wahiawa Botanical Gardens. He is survived by wife, Jane Shintaku; sons, Glenn (Michelle) Shintaku, Elton (Roxane) Shintaku, Randall (Mari) Shintaku of CA; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grand- children; brothers, Robert (Flo) Shintaku, Steven (Sadako) Shintaku; sisters, Sally Blankenship, Lillian Ishii. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

GENEVIEVE P. SENAS

Posted On March 21st, 2013 -

GENEVIEVE P. SENAS
Age 87, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 20, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born March 9, 1925 in Honokaa, HI. Genevieve was a retired nurse from Wahiawa General Hospital. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons, Stephen P. (Julie) Senas, Jose Senas, Jr., Donald (Jenny) Senas; daughter, Janet Senas; brother, Martin Ponce; sister, Violet Kakaio; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Monday (March 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 12:00 noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HENRY K. IWASA

Posted On March 20th, 2013 -

HENRY K. IWASA
Henry K. Iwasa, Jr., 75 passed away peacefully at his home in Kaimuki on Saturday February 16, 2013. Retired from the University of Hawaii at Manoa as an educational specialist in the Hawaiian Language, Arts, and Culture Department he was also a contract writer for the State Foundation of Culture and the Arts. His vocation reflected his passion for those things in life which though hard to quantify surely make life beautiful. His kindness and generosity towards The Friends of Iolani Palace, The Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band, Hawaii Public Radio, The Hawaii Literary Arts Council and most recently Kahumanu Café in Waianae and to other ‘na mea Hawaii’ (things hawaiian) to name a few has enriched us all and gave meaning to his life. Henry was also a member of the Kaimuki Neighborhood board and because of his involvement the area maintains its homely charm much as it did when Henry was growing up. He never tired of describing the Honolulu of his younger days at Aliiolani Elementary, Stevenson Middle School, Roosevelt High School and The University of Hawaii at Manoa where he majored in Political Science. He was a staff writer on the Ka Leo Newspaper. Those formative years and the inspiration from certain fondly remembered family, friends and teachers prepared him well for the many years that he lived in New York. Henry was in his element not only as a graduate student at Columbia University and later as a foreign student admissions officer but as a denizen of Manhattan more specifically ‘the Village’ and all that the Big Apple of the ’60s and ’70s had to offer. To quote Mame Dennis Burnside AKA ‘Auntie Mame’ from the eponymous movie as she lugs the frumpy Agnes Gooche up a staircase (inside joke), ‘Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death. You have to live, live, live’! And Henry certainly did live. But if New York was the hors d’ourvre then France was the entree and all that comes after. Simply said Henry loved France. Armed with the latest Guide Michelin and a gaelic fluency which he credited to his most cherished friend (you know who you are), Henry ‘did’ the country from Left Bank Paris to Calvados in Normandy and Mont St. Michel down to the Loire Valley to Vichy and hence to Auvergne, Languedoc, Marseilles, Provence and wherever else the rented Citroen traversed to. There would be many more french kilometers before and after his return to Hawaii in order to care for his mother and uncle and despite his distant meanderings he secretly appreciated being a ‘local boy’. So before he leaves come celebrate his life on Sunday 24 March beginning at 12 noon at the house. No flowers. Contributions may be made to one’s own passion. There will be private services another day.


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