Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

RICARDO “CARDO” BILLENA BEN

Posted On August 25th, 2014 -

8-25 RICARDO BENRICARDO CARDO BILLENA BEN Age 86, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 24, 2014 in Pearl City. Born September 14, 1927 in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Ricardo was retired from Pacific Home Furnishings. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus & Santanians of HI. He is survived by spouse, Soledad Ben; sons, Reynante (Milagros) Ben, Ricardo (Annie) Ben, Edward (Marie) Ben, Wilfredo (Elvira) Ben, Florante (Lilibeth) Ben, Rodney (Elizabeth) Ben; daughter: Charito (James) Baclig; sisters, Enriqueta Benavidez, Leonida Bayya; 18 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday (August 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (August 30) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

JAMES SABURO SHIGETA

Posted On August 25th, 2014 -

8-25 JAMES SHIGETA b&wJAMES SABURO SHIGETA Age 85, of Los Angeles, California, passed away on July 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. Born in Honolulu, he was a singer and an actor with roles in “Hawaii Five-O,” “Fantasy Island,” and “The Love Boat.” Mr. Shigeta is best known for his roles in “Bridge to the Sun,” “Flower Drum Song,” “Die Hard.” And “Paradise Hawaiian Style.” Preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Satoko Shigeta and brother, Robert S. Sakai, he is survived by his brothers, Howard T., Clarence Y. (Eleanor) and Wilfred J. and a sister, Barbara T. (Wayne) Sato. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary with visitation from 9:00 a.m. Aloha attire requested. Private interment will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).

PATRICIA JOY WILLIS MANCIA

Posted On August 25th, 2014 -

PATRICIA JOY WILLIS MANCIA Age 65, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 11, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born November 17, 1948 in Honolulu, Oahu. Worked in retail for many years at Gem’s Department Stores, Honolulu Book Shops, and Island Shoppers. She is survived by daughters, Laura (Dennis) Graham, Lisa (Hank) Zeevat, Brandy (Brent) Bennett, Robin (Chad) Anguay; brothers, William C. (Tammy) Willis, Steven K. (Doreen) Willis; sister, Valerie L. Alejandro; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Aug 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HARRY KOICHI SASAHARA

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

HARRY KOICHI SASAHARA Age 88, of Aiea, HI, passed away July 16, 2014 in Aiea. Born August 26, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA. A veteran in the United States Army as a military intelligence service interpreter. Retired from Sears Service Center as a TV repair supervisor. He is survived by wife, Barbara H. Sasahara; daughters, Sherie (Edward) Bronson, Cheryl (Jun) Yamaguchi of San Jose, CA, Roxanne “Kea” Young (Keith Miyamoto); sons, Stephen C. (Sheryl) Young, Bryan A. (Kehli) Young of San Jose, CA Brother: Daniel (Patti) Sasahara of Torrance, CA; 4 grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (August 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual/Aloha. No flowers, please.

VICENTE DINIEGA RAMELB

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

8-24-VICENTE-RAMELBVICENTE DINIEGA RAMELB Age 90, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away July 19, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born July 5, 1924 in Makaweli, Kauai. Retired shop foreman supervisor at Schofield Barracks Motor Pool for 38 years. Predeceased by daughter, Kathleen E. Miller. He is survived by wife, Christina Ramelb; sons, Robert “Bobby” (Kam Oi) Ramelb, Edward “Eddie” (Nancy) Ramelb; daughters, Bernadette “Bernie” Ramelb, Elisa Ramelb, Lori Ann (Randy) Paclib; brothers, Benjamin (Marian) Ramelb, Liborio (Judy) Ramelb; sister, Phyllis Constantino; 14 grand- children; 19 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (August 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Family program 11:00 a.m., Mass 11:15 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

BONIFACIO MAS TONGSON

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

BONIFACIO MAS TONGSON Age 93, of Kaneohe, passed away July 23, 2014 at Queen’s Medical Center – West. Born April 13, 1921 in Santa Cruz, Zambales, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Segundina Tongson; sons, Jaime (Belinda) Tongson of NV, Reynaldo (Trifona) Tongson of CA, Eduardo (Erlinda) Tongson of CA; daughters, Lilia (Crispin) Montalla, Ofelia (Joe) Ignacio; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-gandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wed. 8/27 at Mililani Mortuary – Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thurs, 8/28 at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Hwy., Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No Flowers.

FLORENTINO “TONY” ESPIRITU SABADO

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

FLORENTINO TONY ESPIRITU SABADO Age 69, of Honolulu, passed away July 26, 2014 in Honolulu. Born March 14, 1945 in Luna, La Union, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Remedios G. Sabado; son, Jason G. Sabado; daughter, Florebelle G. Sabado; sisters, Segundina Villa, Juana (Joseph) Guzman, Sofera (Ricardo) Nuesca, Lorenza (Ted) Tabaniag. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 8/28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday, 8/29 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa (712 N. School St.), Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

THEODORE “TEDDY” RAGASA

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

THEODORE TEDDY RAGASA 69 years old of Pearl City, passed away at Pali Momi Hospital. A devoted loving father who worked at Hilton Hawaiian Villiage is survived by wife, Marites Bulaoat Ragasa, daughter Rica Marie, sons Darren and Eric, grandchild Rhys and brother Crescencio. On August 29, 2014 visitation at 9am at Our Lady of Good Counsel and mass at 11am, followed by burial at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary at 12:30pm.

Dr. Jorge G. Camara

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

8-24 DR. JORGE G. CAMARAForever in our Hearts DR. JORGE G. CAMARA May 21, 1950 – August 28, 2013 The family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Camara will gather to celebrate a Mass in his memory at Star of the Sea Church on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm

CHAITANYA “TANYA” LILA DASI NICHOLS

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

8-24 CHAITANYA NICHOLS -b&wCHAITANYA TANYA LILA DASI NICHOLS Chaitanya “Tanya” Lila Dasi Nichols passed away on August 2, 2014. She was born on February 8, 1989, in Malibu, California, and lived on Kaua`i, Maui, Hawai`i Island, and finally resided for her last eleven years on `Oahu. Tanya accomplished much in her twenty-five years, but still had much to do. Education was important to Tanya. She graduated from La Pietra- Hawaii School for Girls in 2008. She attended Whittier College, California, and was currently an honor student at Hawaii Pacific University. Along with school, she was a patient ambassador for Shire Pharmaceuticals and the Hereditary Angioedema Association (HAEA), speaking at meetings and in hospitals to promote greater awareness of her rare genetic condition. Tanya was kind, compassionate, loving, very smart, and had style. She made friends easily and reached out to all. She touched many lives, and they in turn touched hers. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her and helped to raise her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Chaitanya Nichols to the U.S. Hereditary Angioedema Association (HAEA) on-line at www.haea.org. HAE is a rare, potentially life threatening inherited disorder with symptoms of severe, painful, and recurring attacks of edema (swelling).

LORETTA ING KAHELE

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

8-24-LORETTA-ING-KAHELELORETTA ING KAHELE LORETTA WAIPIILANI LEE ING KAHELE, OF HONOLULU, HAWAII, PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 6, 2014. LORETTA WAS A BEAUTIFUL, STRONG-WILLED, CARING AND THOUGHTFUL PERSON. A LOVING MOTHER, ADMIRED GRANDMOTHER, AND PRECIOUS GREAT-GRANDMOTHER. SHE CELEBRATED HER 79TH BIRTHDAY DURING A RECENT FAMILY VACATION. LORETTA WAS VERY DEVOTED TO HER FAMILY AND WOULD NEVER HESITATE TO PROVIDE THE CARE OR SUPPORT THEY NEEDED. LORETTA WAS FULL OF LIFE. SHE LOVED TO SING, PLAY THE PIANO AND STRUM HER UKULELE. GARDENING BRIGHTENED HER DAY. SHE ENJOYED HER ORCHIDS, ROSES, AND GARDENIAS. LORETTA GRADUATED FROM SACRED HEARTS ACADEMY. SHE WAS INVOLVED WITH ALUMNI AND SCHOOL ACTIVITIES. SHE WAS ALSO VERY ACTIVE WITH HER CHURCH. LORETTA IS SURVIVED BY HER DAUGHTER, VERONICA “RONNIE” ING (DANIEL) SETO; GRANDDAUGHTER, JANNELISE ING (WILLIAM) MATEAKI; AND GREAT-GRANDSON, TYLER ING MATEAKI. (PREDECEASED HUSBANDS, HFD FIRE CAPTAIN LIONEL KAHELE AND HPD POLICE SERGEANT ROBERT “BOBBY” ING). A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014, AT STAR OF THE SEA CHURCH, 4470 ALIIKOA ST, HONOLULU. VISITATION AT 9:30 AM; MASS AT 10:30 AM; MEMORIAL SERVICE FOLLOWING MASS. PRIVATE BURIAL. ALOHA ATTIRE.

JUDY MISAKO (INAFUKU) HARVEY

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

8-24 662243   JUDY HARVEYJUDY MISAKO (INAFUKU) HARVEY Age 72, of Pearl City, Hawaii passed away in Oregon on Saturday, August 9, 2014. with family and friends at her side. She is survived by her husband Samson, who greatly loved and treasured her. Judy was born and raised by her parents, George and Midori Inafuku on their family’s poultry farm in Waianae with 5 siblings (Esther Watanabe, Irene Ota, Elmer Inafuku, Dan Inafuku and Sharleen Kimura). She graduated from Mid-Pacific Institute where she enjoyed abiding friendships over the years. She was a life-time active member of Maili Bible Church and shared her beautiful voice as part of the women’s choir. For many years, Judy volunteered at the Pearl City Library. Judy had an unwavering faith and love for Christ. She touched many lives with her sweet spirit and the giving of her time. We were blessed to have known her and she will be sorely missed. Judy was preceded in death by her eldest son, Dean Harvey (Kathi) of Tigard, OR and survived by her daughter, Lisa Keamo (Lawrence) of Greenville, SC and Duane Harvey (Muneca) of Pearl City. She had 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Memorial service at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, Mauka Chapel on Friday, August 29. Visitation 5:30 with Service at 6:30. Aloha attire. No flowers.

RUTH WONG FUNG

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

8-24 662571-01  RUTH WONG FUNGRUTH WONG FUNG Ruth Wong Fung of Cupertino, California and formerly of Honolulu passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on August 9, 2014. Ruth (Girlie) was born in Honolulu on August 26, 1923 to Susan Chu and Tin Chong Wong. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1940 then received a Bachelor of Education from University of Hawaii in 1946. Ruth continued her studies in children’s libraries at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh. She was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Library Science in 1947. In 1972, she received a Master of Educational Communications from UH. From 1947 to 1981, she was a children’s and elementary school librarian, the last twenty years at Lincoln Elementary School. Her favorite part of being a librarian was story-telling to the younger children. Afterwards, she moved to Sunnyvale, California and spent her time learning Ikebana, raising orchids and traveling around the country, Europe and Asia. Ruth is survived by her devoted husband George, son Michael (Tracie), grandson Christopher, granddaughter Ellie, as well as her many friends and extended family on both the mainland and in Hawaii. A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held on August 26 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

BRENT S. SHIGETA

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

8-24--Brent-ShigetaBRENT S. SHIGETA Brent Satoru Shigeta was born on November 5, 1959 and passed away at home on August 10, 2014. He was 54 years old. He is survived by his wife Dodie Dawn; daughters Dominique Bale, Jade, and Chaelie; Mother Chizuko Shigeta; brothers Glenn, Leslie, and Howard Shigeta; sister Lorraine Jones; and one grandchild. He was loved, liked, and respected by all he knew and he touched many lives during his life. He is cherished and will be greatly missed. Celebration of Life services will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014 in the Maunakea Chapel at Borthwick Mortuaries. Visitation will start at 5pm followed by a service at 6pm.

Hebert Hung-Shan Wong

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

8-24 662717 Herbert WongHERBERT HUNG-SHAN WONG Jan. 13, 1928-Aug. 18, 2014 Herb, age 86, passed away peacefully after a long illness, surrounded by his family. Throughout his illness, he impressed his family with his remarkable optimism and patience. Herb grew up in a very large family in Wahiawa on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. He was the first to move to the mainland to attend college. He graduated from St. Thomas College in Minnesota and later obtained his D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota in 1960. He served his country in the US Army from 1946 to 1948. He met and married his wife, Eileen A. Wong, in St. Paul, Minnesota on Nov. 28, 1958. They raised three children in Portland, Oregon, where Herb established a dental practice in Cedar Mills that flourished from 1967 to 2002. Herb loved being a family dentist. Taking care of his patients made him happiest and he took pride in serving multiple generations of Cedar Mills families. Herb was an avid golfer in the Portland Chinese Golf Club. He was a devoted, kind father who encouraged his daughters to obtain advanced degrees-after he became one of the first in his family to attend college. He had a lifelong passion for his Chinese heritage and good food of all kinds, especially Chinese. He was the rock of his family and will be greatly missed and always remembered by his wife, Eileen, daughters Mary, Julie and Christine, his sons-in-law Chall Fry and Steve Daniels, and his grandson Nicholas Kai Daniels. His survivors also include multiple generations of family in Hawaii and the mainland, the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of his fifteen brothers and sisters. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Diabetes Association. A memorial service is scheduled for September 20 at 11 AM at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Arrangements by Springer and Son.

TSURUKO SENAGA

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

TSURUKO SENAGA 86, a retired seamstress at Malia, passed away on August 7 at Kuakini Medical Center. She is survived by son, Gary (Lisa) Senaga; daughters, Lydia (Jerry) Morikawa, Lynn (David) Kitamura, Carol (Kyle) Nakamura and Janet (John) Khil; sisters-in-law, Kay Hokama, Stella Kanemoto, Shirley Saito and Tami (Tad) Okada; 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A private service was held.

LT. COL. LEROY JOHNSON (USAF RET.)

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

LT.-COLLT. COL. LEROY JOHNSON (USAF RET.) LeRoy Johnson, 84, was born in Bridgeton, N.J., to George and Fannie Johnson. He passed away peacefully with family at his side at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 26, 2014. LeRoy is survived by his spouse of 58 years Juanita, daughters Kathleen Cowsert (Lawrence Webster) and Sylvia Hohmeier, and grandchildren Leah (Myles) Strid, and Jared (Hannah) Hohmeier. After enlisting as an Airman in the United States Air Force in June of 1952, he served only a short while before his superiors recognized his potential. In February of 1954, he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant, in the Meteorologist field and predicted the weather for the USAF including direct support for Air Force One, as well as assisting NASA and the US Navy with the Apollo Space Program splash downs and retrievals in the Pacific Ocean. During his military career, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal and numerous other commendations. He obtained his Master’s degree through the University of Southern California and was an alumnus of Trenton State and University of Washington. Even though he didn’t fly for the Air Force, he did earn his private pilot’s license. After a successful military career, he retired in 1973 and worked for EDS for a short time, assisting with writing the source code for the Hawaiian Library system allowing for the present check in and out system using bar codes. His passion for education led him to join the staff of Leeward Community College as an associate professor teaching Computer Science. He volunteered as an AARP Tax Coordinator and Assistant, dog therapist for St. Francis West Hospital, the Bishop Museum, River of Life, Wahiawa General Hospital and various equestrian groups. He supported both daughters’ horseback riding endeavors through 4-H and United States Pony Club, and used his melodic voice as a horse show announcer for many years. He was very active in his churches, Wheeler Army Chapel and Mililani Presbyterian Church. The celebration of his life and internment at Punch Bowl National Cemetery will take place on September 2, 2014. Mahalo to the wonderful staff at Tripler, especially the ICU, for their tremendous and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Hawaiian Humane Society or the Bishop Museum.

Ronald C.K. Chun

Posted On August 24th, 2014 -

RONALD C.K. CHUN Age, 77, passed away surrounded by his family on August 14, 2014. He was a electrical engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for over 30 years and a Hawaii National Guard Veteran. He was a dedicated husband and father. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Ruby; sons, David, Robert and Justin; daughters, Michele, Audra and Kellie; grandchildren, Kristen, Melanie, Tyrael, Hadriel and Kevan; great-grandson, Angelino; and brother, Frederick. He attended Iolani, Northwestern Univeristy and UH and was an avid football and sports fan. Funeral at Borthwick: visitation at 10 am Tuesday, 26 August, Mauka Chapel followed by a prayer service and burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

D. ZANE SCHLEMMER

Posted On August 23rd, 2014 -

D. ZANE SCHLEMMER 88, passed away July 21, 2013. Zane was born in Canton, Ohio, but called Hawaii his home. After serving with the US Army during World War II, he graduated from Northwestern University, and had a long property development career in California and Oahu. A longtime resident of Kaneohe, Zane devoted many thousands of hours voluntarily, assisting the VA at Tripler Medical Center and at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. For many years Zane also embarked on daily walks through nearby Kaneohe neighborhoods, picking up litter. His enthusiastic citizenship was widely recognized both locally and nationally. He is survived by sons Douglas and Brett, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Committal service is at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl Committal Shelter, Monday, August 25, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, 45-349 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, Hi. 96744.

James “Jimmy” Seishun Higa

Posted On August 23rd, 2014 -

JAMES JIMMY S. HIGA James “Jimmy” Higa, 84, retired plasterer with Okazaki & Sugai Plasterers Co., passed peacefully at home among his loving family on August 14, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Bessie; son, Wendell (Luci); daughters, Laurie (Randy) Kiyama, Colleen Higa; grandchildren, Jennifer and Todd Kiyama, Kyle and Ryan Higa; brothers, Henry S., Robert; sisters, Alice Murakami and Elsie Katano. Visitation 2 to 3 on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary 3PM service. Casual attire, flowers welcome.

EMMA “LEI” LEIALOHA KALEO

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

EMMA LEI LEIALOHA KALEO Age 54, of Honolulu, HI, passed away July 27, 2014 in Kailua. Born November 14, 1959 in Honolulu, HI. Devout Catholic who attended the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa church. She is survived by brother, Charles Kaleo III; sisters, Betty (Alfred) Cazinha, Dawn (William Sr.) Akiona, Gloria Jean (Franklin) Barcelona, Beatrice Kealoha, Letisha Richardson, Jolanda Kahele; brother-in-law, Henry Palenapa. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Wednesday (August 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (August 28) at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (640 Puuhale Rd., Kalihi); Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

EUSEBIA “EBING” S. SUPNET

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

EUSEBIA EBING S. SUPNET Age 96, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 26, 2014 in Honolulu. Born March 5, 1918 in Pangasinan, Philippines. An active member of the Jehovah’s Witness, Ilocos congregation, Waipahu. She is survived by daughter, Purita (Salvador) Cacatian; son, David (Amely) Supnet; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grand- children; 3 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (August 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (August 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Jessica Keiko Kawasuna Saiki

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

8-22 JESSICA KEIKO KAWASUNA SAIKIJESSICA KEIKO KAWASUNA SAIKI Jessica Keiko Kawasuna Saiki, 85, passed away February 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Born August 29, 1928 in Hilo. Jessica was a published author and poet; painter and artist exhibiting in galleries, museums and juried shows; a soprano soloist who played harp, piano and composed choral music for church. Her books: “Once, A Lotus Garden,” “From the Lanai and Other Hawaii Stories” and “Aloha: Goodbye and Hello” (a novel). “Once, A Lotus Garden” was cited as 1987 Publisher’s Weekly choice for The Year’s Best Books. Jessica attended Mid Pacific Institute, Honolulu Academy of Arts, University of Hawaii at Manoa plus the Art Institute of Chicago and Roosevelt University. She is survived by her sister, Alice Nakahara of Honolulu, Hawaii and four children: Lorel Keiko Saiki, Mark Kenji Saiki, Jennifer Yeiko Evans, Neal Tate Saiki and their respective families. Her ashes are coming home to Hilo on August 23, 2014 with love and Aloha. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Please post online remembrances and condolences at http://jessica- keiko-kawasuna-saiki.forever missed.com.

JAMES MARVIN PRICE

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

8-22 JAMES MARVIN PRICEJAMES MARVIN PRICE Our beloved James born on July 21, 1943 of Waianae, was called home to our Heavenly Father on June 15, 2014. James was a Active member of Operating Engineers Local 3 for over 50 + years and retired from Hawaiian Dredging in the late 1990s as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Over the years he has Found and collected Old Hawaiian Bottles and loved to display his collection thru his home. James was truly a man of all jack trades and Truly an extra ordinary Husband, Father, Brother, Papa and Friend…. Forever in our Hearts. James is survide by his Wife Cindy; 4 Daughters Kelly, Karen (Jon), Jaime, Lani (Kealohi); 3 Brothers Gene, Dennis (Marsha), Patrick (Sharon) and 1 Sister Barbara; 13 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren. Celebration of life will be held on Aug 31, 2014 at Borthwick Mortuary in the Maunakea Chapel. Visitation with Family and Friends 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Service to begin at 11:30am.

DAVID DEVLIN FITZGERALD

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

8-22 DAVID FITZGERALDDAVID DEVLIN FITZGERALD David Devlin FitzGerald, 57, of Honolulu, passed away August 13, 2014. He was born in Rhode Island August 15, 1956 and is survived by his wife Jan, daughters Jessica and Kira, brothers Friar and Paul, and sisters Eileen and Lisa. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday August 23 at Unity Church of Hawaii (Diamond Head), reception to follow. All who knew him are invited. Casual attire. A retired longtime member of the Carpenters Union, Dave had just finished writing his trilogy, Blue Dolphin Rescue, the first book of which has been published with the other two soon to follow. He was an avid surfer and soccer player. A man of many talents he enjoyed photography, sculpture, gardening and flowers, and was a musician/composer as well. He talked to everyone, and was described by those who knew him as “a sweet, sweet man”. He will be sorely missed.

George Yamamoto

Posted On August 21st, 2014 -

8-21 660844 George YamamotoGEORGE YAMAMOTO Passed from this life on July 20, 2014 at Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in 1932 in Koloa, Kauai. George was a high school teacher, counselor and principal. He also served as Central and Windward District’s School Superintendent with the Department of Education (DOE), Executive Director for the Hawaii State Teacher’s Association (HSTA), President of the Hawaii Government Employee’s Association (HGEA), Unit 6 President and Director and Negotiating Team Chairman, and Executive Secretary for the Retirees of HGEA. George is survived by wife Sueko “Sue”, son Art, daughter Liz (David) Wentworth and grandson, Palmer. George is also survived by sister Gladys Sallas, brothers Richard (Carol) Yamamoto and Dr. Steven (Doreen) Yamamoto. Services being held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. 5 p.m. visitation and 6 p.m. memorial services.

DIANE L. TAKEMOTO

Posted On August 21st, 2014 -

DIANE L. TAKEMOTO Diane passed away peacefully on August 13, 2014, at the age of 67 surrounded by her family including Randy, Darcie, Daniel and Darren. She spent her early childhood in Kaka’ako with siblings Sandra, Lance and Fay prior to the family moving to Pearl City. She graduated from Waipahu High School and then earned her Bachelor’s degree in English at UH Manoa. She served as editor-in-chief of the UH newspapers, Ka Leo O Hawaii and Ka Nuhou Kau Wela. Later, she served as Senator Daniel Akaka’s first press secretary when he ran for Lieutenant Governor. She was an English teacher for over 30 years mostly at Kaimuki Middle School and Niu Valley Intermediate School. Her students learned the positive adage: “It’s your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.” Her love for the Dallas Cowboys was profoundly displayed in her classroom. Diane also had a love for baseball. She volunteered much of her time to her sons’ baseball teams where she became “Coach T”. She spent much of her retired days caring for her family and catching up on hobbies such as reading, listening to oldies, playing fantasy baseball, and trips to Las Vegas.

Ingeborg Rudiger

Posted On August 21st, 2014 -

INGEBORG RUDIGER Ingeborg Rudiger of Waianae, Hawaii passed away on Thursday, August 7th, 2014. Born in 1919 in Germany, she immigrated to the United States after the Second World War and was proud to become a US citizen, faithfully supporting the charities of disabled US veterans for much of her life. She was an actress, an avid admirer and participant in all the arts including opera and ballet, and loved classical music. She raised an amazing son, Peter Hinckley, whose caring and thoughtful ways were a proud legacy to her family. She is survived by her grandchildren, Suzanne Prenevau and Michael Hinckley, as well as her sister, Helga Buscher. Her husband, Harry Rudiger, was her faithful companion of many years, and she treasured her friendship with his sister, Trudy. She loved Hawaii, both it’s natural beauty and the people. Her sharp wit, unique outlook on life, and family loyalty will be missed.

SYLVIA JENE ABANGAN

Posted On August 20th, 2014 -

SYLVIA JENE ABANGAN Age 68, of Makakilo, HI, passed away July 18, 2014 in Honolulu. Born May 2, 1946 in Honolulu, HI. Retired as head custodian at Makakilo Elementary School. She is survived by daughters, Leanella (Jayson) Kauwenaole, Michelle (Regan) Medeiros; son, Rudy Abangan; sisters, Phyllis Manuel, Kamala (Rocky) Cashman, Ellen M. Tampon, Ka’ipolani Cullen; 6 grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (August 25) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

YOSHIE HIRAYAMA

Posted On August 20th, 2014 -

YOSHIE HIRAYAMA Age 98, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away July 27, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born March 15, 1916 in Wahiawa, HI. She is survived by sons, Charles S. (Kay) Hirayama, Tom M. (Karen) Hirayama, Miki (Sharlene) Hirayama, Kenneth Y. Hirayama; daughters-in- law, Maye Hirayama, Kyoko Hirayama; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; caregiver, Marilyn Castillo. Private services held.


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