Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Hollis Hsing-Ming Chang

Posted On April 7th, 2013 -

HOLLIS HSING-MING CHANG,
MD Of San Marino, California, passed away on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 peacefully in his sleep. Hollis was born February 18th, 1940 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from Punahou School, Honolulu, Oberlin College and University of Southern California Medical School. He served as a Captain in the United States Air Force Medical Corp and was a practicing orthopedic surgeon before retiring. Hollis was a true Renaissance man. In addition to being a surgeon, Hollis: was an accomplished singer, was self-taught on the piano, ukulele, bass and drums, was an award winning artist, set the state record in the 330 hurdles, was a bird keeper, a gardener, a golfer and a chef. He lived his life with integrity, honesty and a zeal to explore new lands and meet new people. Hollis is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Linda Leong Chang and their two sons: Hollis Blair Chang and Brent Christopher Chang; siblings: Lennig Chang MD (Adele), Rowena Shriber, Sheryln Goo; brother-in-law Robert Wong; and proceeded in death by sister Jocelyn Wong and brothers-in-law Richard Leong and William Shriber MD. Also survived by 12 nieces and nephews and many other relatives. Services and burial will be private in Honolulu. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hollis H. Chang Scholarship Fund ’58 at Punahou School, 1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu, HI 96822, 808.943.3680.

CHIEMI “CAROL” FUJINAKA

Posted On April 7th, 2013 -

CHIEMI CAROL FUJINAKA Chiemi “Carol” Fujinaka, age 85, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on March 25, 2013 at Manoa Cottage Kaimuki Nursing Home. She was born on July 7, 1927 in Honolulu. She is survived by husband, Edward T.; son, Aaron K.; daughter, Gwynne (Alan) Nakamura; grand- children, Rachel Fujinaka, Kris Nakamura, Laurie (Dane) Marcouiller, Reid Nakamura, Keri Nakamura; great grandchild, Madison Marcouiller; sisters, Shizue Shimana, Kikuyo (Joe) Higa, and Joyce Apana. No monetary gifts. Private services were held.

NOBUO “TED” AIHARA

Posted On April 7th, 2013 -

NOBUO TED AIHARA Age 93, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 22, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born November 14, 1919 in Waipahu, HI. Nobuo was a former automotive inspector at the Schofield Motor Pool. He is survived by wife, Leatrice Haruko Aihara; son, Rodney (Debbie) Aihara; daughter, Susan (Gary) Yamamoto; brothers, Toru Aihara, Raymond Aihara, Eugene (Amy) Aihara; sisters, Chieko Hashizume, Sachiko Komata; 2 grand- children. Private services were held.

GARRON LEE ‘POPEYE’ ELDERS (COMMANDER US NAV, RETIRED)

Posted On April 7th, 2013 -

GARRON LEE ‘POPEYE’ ELDERS (COMMANDER US NAV, RETIRED)
Garron Lee ‘Popeye’ Elders, 66, passed away on September 1, 2012 in Port Washington, NY of natural causes. He was born in Altadena, CA and spent 22 years in the US Navy. During his tour of the Philippines, he met and married his wife Dina in 1967. After leaving the service, he enrolled at San Jose State University where he graduated in 1975 and was later commissioned as an officer in 1976. He was a ship driver and later transferred to Naval Intelligence in 1981 upon graduation from the Naval Postgraduate School where he obtained a master degree in National Security. A true “Pacific Fleet Sailor”, ashore tours have included San Diego, San Francisco, Sangley Point, Philippines, Pearl Harbor and finally, as a commander, the Officer-in-Charge of a task group in Yokosuka, Japan. After his retirement from the US Navy in 1993, he worked for several corporations in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan until his final retirement in 2008. A long time Honolulu resident, Garron was active in the community where he was a board member and then president of the Kuapa Isle AOAO. Besides traveling, he volunteered at Hanauma Bay and loved snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, and enjoying the beauty of Hawaii and the ocean. Garron was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2001 and spent the past three years committed to holistic and integrative medicine and educating others through his blog www.sojournintohealing.com. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren (who named him Popeye) and could be found changing diapers, giving baths, taking walks, heading to the beach, and feeding them (he called himself Handi Nanny). He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dina; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Jacqueline Elders; daughter and son-in-law Tanya and Chris Warburton; grandchildren Hudson & Jackson Garron Elders and Kainoa & Kalani Warburton; siblings Claudia Lunt and Kerry Elders and brother in law John Lunt. Garron’s memorial service was held on October 12th, 2012 at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Pearl Takeko Miyasaki

Posted On April 7th, 2013 -

PEARL TAKEKO MIYASAKI Pearl Takeko Miyasaki, age 85, passed away on March 13, 2013, at Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. Her husband, Shuichi Miyasaki, preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Joy Miyasaki (John Oki), Miles Miyasaki, Jan Miyasaki, and Ann Miyasaki (Robin Meade), and her grandchildren, Christopher, Amanda, and Nicholas. Visitation: 1 p.m. on Sunday April 14 at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, Pali Hwy. Services: 2 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday April 17 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

NATHAN “NATE” ALAYON

Posted On April 7th, 2013 -

NATHAN NATE ALAYON
Nathan “Nate” Alayon was born September 3rd 1963, a 1981 Mililani Grad, and he went to be with God on March 24th, 2013 at 49 years young. He was a proud front end loader operator for Ameron who loved to hunt and fish. He was a muscle car enthusiast who was most proud of his Monte Carlo SS. Body building was a passion of his and he has the medals and trophies to prove it. He is survived by his loving wife Deborah Alayon, children Lexy (Shaun) Gorgonio, Nasera Alayon, Johnathan Zachman, Nathan Alayon Jr., and Levi Lontayao. He leaves behind 3 adoring grandchildren, Tihoney, Elijah, Lia and his best furry friend Scruffy. He will be forever missed by his mother Caroline, Sister Sandra and Brothers Calvin and Michael. Services will take place at Hawaiian Memorial Monday April 15th, 2013 starting with visitation at 9:30am. The service will begin at 10:30am lead by Pastor Dan Van Alstine followed by a graveside service at 1:00pm. Nathan was a friend to everyone and offered his love and support to anyone who would receive it. Constantly thinking of others and their needs Nathan will be missed but the love that he had for those who knew him, will live forever in their hearts. Nathan is with our Lord and savior and will spend eternity pain free and watch his loved ones from heaven above. We will miss you and remember you always.

PATRICIA “PAT” JANSSEN CLARK

Posted On April 7th, 2013 -

PATRICIA PAT JANSSEN CLARK
Age, 86 of Kailua and Punchbowl, Hawaii passed away January 6, 2013. Born April 17, 1926 in Kaimuki, Hawaii. She worked in the offices of Theo Davies Co. and taught dancing at the Arthur Murray Studios prior to her marriage to Air Force pilot Ralph Peter Clark. She managed to raise 4 boys while transferring from Hawaii to Florida to Hawaii to Okinawa and finally back to Hawaii for good. She is survived by her 4 sons- Ralph “Peter” Clark Jr., Frederick Evans Clark, Christopher William Clark & David Dean Clark, 1 daughter-in-law – Karen Soares Clark and 2 grandchildren – Taylor Lynn Clark and Morgan Leigh Clark. To her surprise & disappointment, Pat wound up being the last of the 5 Janssen daughters to pass away, all of who graduated from Roosevelt High School during and just after WW II. She was ready to rejoin her family on the other side. Services will be held at Punchbowl Cemetery At 2pm, April 17, 2013. A celebration of her life will follow in Kailua. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the American Cancer Society.

Posted On April 7th, 2013 -

JARED KEANU SYLVA ALVAREZ 19 of Lahaina, Maui died Sunday, March 24, 2013. Born in Wailuku, Maui November 23, 1993. Survived by his mother Shariann Sylva, Father John Alvarez, Grandparents Frank and Sharen Sylva, Great- grandmother Adelaide Sylva, and numerous Aunties, Uncles, and cousins. A celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on April 12, 2013 at the Kamehameha School Chapel, Maui Campus from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral Services will be held on April 13, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lahaina. Public visitation from 9am – 10:30 am; church service at 11am, lunch to follow. Burial at 2pm at Maui Memorial Park.

SHIGE IKENAGA

Posted On April 7th, 2013 -

SHIGE IKENAGA Age 97, of Honolulu, HI, passed away March 22, 2013 in Pearl City. Born March 25, 1915 in Waianae, HI. A member of Makiki Christian Church. She is survived by son, Kenneth (Sylvia) Ikenaga; daughter, Pat (Richard) Nakamura; daughter- in-law, Alice Ikenaga; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (April 12) at Makiki Christian Church; (829 Pensacola St., Honolulu, HI) Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

EDNA KANESHIRO NAKAMA

Posted On April 7th, 2013 -

EDNA KANESHIRO NAKAMA Age 77, of Littleton, Colorado, passed away March 6, 2013 in Littleton. Born May 17, 1935 in Ewa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband, Donald M. Nakama; daughter, Kari L. Nakama; brother, Edwin (Esther) Kaneshiro; sister, Eva Kono; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

FLORENCE SUGUITAN QUEVIDO

Posted On April 7th, 2013 -

FLORENCE SUGUITAN QUEVIDO Age 88, of Aiea, HI, passed away March 8, 2013 in Aiea. Born Dec. 9, 1924 in Kealia, Kauai. Retired from the Hilton Hawaiian Village as a banquet waitress. A member of St. Elizabeth Church in Aiea. She is survived by sons, Ernest “Ernie” (Cathy) Quevido, Alan J. (Mary) Quevido, Gary Quevido; daughters, Nina A. Burkert of Vallejo, CA, Ivy Elizabeth Abafo of Fairfield, CA Rita Andrea Quevido, Charlotte (Troy) Pagaduan, Lorene (Timmy) Alexander; brother, Johnny “Sugi” Suguitan; 29 grandchildren; 54 great-grand- children; 15 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:45 a.m. Thursday (April 11) at St Elizabeth Catholic Church; (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

SANDRA KEIKO NAKAMURA

Posted On April 7th, 2013 -

SANDRA KEIKO NAKAMURA
Age 62, of Kapolei, HI, passed away February 24, 2013 in Boston, MA. Born January 25, 1950 in Wahiawa, HI. A graduate of Leilehua High School, and a resource teacher with the State of Hawaii Department of Education, Central District. She is survived by husband, Masashi Nakamura; son, Brian (Carol) Nakamura of Albuquerque, NM; daughters, Dr. Mari Nakamura of Boston, MA, Sachi (Erik) Webb of Edmonds, WA; mother, Tomoyo Yuruki; sisters, Shirley (Ronald) Kondo, Lani (Kenneth) Uyeno; 2 grandchildren, Aiden Webb, Kayleigh Webb. Visitation 5:15 p.m. Wednesday (April 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 10:30 a.m. Friday (April 12) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire.

CAROL CHIYOKO NAKAMURA

Posted On April 6th, 2013 -

CAROL CHIYOKO NAKAMURA Age 93, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 24, 2013 in Honolulu. Born July 22, 1919 in Wahiawa, HI. She is survived by son, Edwin Y. Nakamura; daughters, Frances S. Nonaka, Karen T. Tanaka, Mae M. Nakamura; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Private services were held.

Susumu Yamada

Posted On April 6th, 2013 -

SUSUMU YAMADA
Age 94, passed away of natural causes on Valentine’s Day 2013 in Honolulu, HI. He was born May 6, 1918 to Tomijiro and Man Yamada in Seattle, WA. He and his brothers Noboru, Isamu and Manabu (all now deceased) mainly grew up in north Seattle, where they worked the family farm and greenhouse. He graduated from Seattle’s Lincoln High School in 1936. In 1941, Susumu at age 22 became the first American-born Japanese citizen (Nisei) in the state of Washington to volunteer for service in the US army, garnering a photo and article in the Seattle Post Intelligencer (January 22, 1941). During World War II he served in Europe with the acclaimed all-Japanese-American 442nd Regiment. After the war Susumu made the army his career. He met his wife Elizabeth Hisako Suzuki of Hawaii after the war while they were both working for US occupation forces in Japan. They married at the U.S. Consulate in Kobe, Japan, on December 19, 1958 and made their home in Honolulu. After retiring with the rank of Major in 1961 after 20 years of military service, Susumu worked as an Intelligence Operations Specialist 1961-1978 for CSC. Liz passed away May 22, 1999. Susumu is survived by his nieces and nephews: Lynn Yamada Lass in Madison WI; Gail Yamada, Donna Su Yamada-Bolima, and Douglas Yamada in Seattle; Isamu Yamada in Spokane, WA; David Yamada in Nagoya, Japan; and Anne Teruya, Susan Kunitake, Phyllis Nomura, Ronald Suzuki, Amy Suzuki, and David Suzuki in Oahu, Hawaii. Susumu’s ashes will be inurned with military honors at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu at 10:30 am on April 4, 2013. Flowers or cards to the family may be sent care of Hosoi Mortuary of Honolulu.

Jeraldine “Jeri” Pualani Alcantara

Posted On April 6th, 2013 -

JERALDINE JERI PUALANI ALCANTARA
Born on November 3, 1947 in Honolulu. Born to eternal life on March 22, 2013. Retired retail loan collector from Central Pacific Bank. Survived by: Daughter Aldene Albinio (husband Kahana); Sons Ronald Samson, Jr., Anthony Samson, and Christopher Alcantara; Brother Myron Park, sister Cinthia Barbieto (husband Dido), Marian Fifitaniua, Alcian Clegg (husband Jim) and Alarice Kim (husband Stanford); Grand- children Kawika Samson- Aiwohi, Shanei Aiwohi, Kaulana Samson-Aiwohi, Tyani-Lynn Samson-Aiwohi, Kahananui Albinio, III Kapilimehanaokala Albinio, Alana Mahie Albinio; Great Grandchildren Neilah-Lynn Aiwohi, Keahonui Maumausolo. Numerous nieces and nephews Memorial services on Monday, April 8, 2013 at St. John Vianney Parish located at 920 Keolu Drive. in Kailua. Viewing at 9 am and service at 10:30 am

FRANCISCA “FRANCING” CERALDE MARAMBA

Posted On April 6th, 2013 -

FRANCISCA FRANCING CERALDE MARAMBA Age 79, of Honolulu, HI, passed away March 19, 2013 in Honolulu. Born January 29, 1934 in Bonoan, Buquig, Dagupan City, Philippines. Retired from Nuuanu Congregational Church as a custodian. She is survived by sons, Teofilo (Cristina) Maramba, Rogelio (Solly) Maramba, Ariel (Rachel) Maramba, Abelardo (Cecille) Maramba; daughters, Imelda (Gener) Galapon, Hedeliza (Elmo) Gonzales, Mercy (Gerry) Prado, Marifi (Darwin) Bumatay, Marijean (Ferdinand) Guevarra; 25 grandchildren; 10 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday (April 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Burial will take place in Philippines. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MACARIO “MAC” HILACION

Posted On April 6th, 2013 -

MACARIO MAC HILACION Age 86, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 14, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born June 7, 1926. Born Lihue, Kauai. Retired supervisor at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He is survived by wife of 63 yrs, Helen Hilacion; son, Gary (Terry) Hilacion of CA; daughters, Tammy Shamburger of Arizona, Lovena Hilacion; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grand- children; brother, Alfonso Hilacion, Lawrence Araneta; sisters, Virginia Waiwaiole, Eleanor Borilez. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (April 12) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Ainsley Kahula Mahikoa

Posted On April 5th, 2013 -

AINSLEY KAHULA MAHIKOA
October 1, 1945 April 5, 2012 An extraordinary man, who made my life an adventure. A smart man who never stopped seeking knowledge. A spiritual man whose faith never wavered in spite of adversity. A kind and gentle man who is deeply loved and forever missed. A Hui Hou My Love, Iwalani and All Your Ohana

Kenneth Yau Kin Goo, Sr.

Posted On April 5th, 2013 -

KENNETH YAU KIN GOO, SR. 85, passed away on March 19, 2013 at Pali Momi Hospital. Born in San Francisco. Graduate of St. Louis High School and Northwestern University. Army veteran, retired co-owner of Golden Tire Shop, and employee of Safeway. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Miriam Chang Goo; son Kenneth Goo, Jr. (Bernadine); daughters Michelle Chang (Welton), Rochelle Sasaki (Vern), and Sharon Goo (Scott Stewart); brothers Jerry and Gilbert Goo; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

FRANCISCA SOLOMON NONES

Posted On April 5th, 2013 -

FRANCISCA SOLOMON NONES Age 80, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 9, 2013 in Philippines. Born March 14, 1932 in San Jacinto, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by daughters, Evangeline (Avelino) Yabut, Felicidad Nones, Caridad (Frank) Namoca, Alma (Todd) Burck, Carmela Nones; sons, Eddie (Rosemary) Nones, Ronnie (Julie) Nones, Gil (Joed) Nones; 13 grand- children; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (April 10) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Thursday (April 11) at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu; Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

TIFFANY JOY FERMIN NAKAGAWA

Posted On April 5th, 2013 -

TIFFANY JOY FERMIN NAKAGAWA
Age 15, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 3, 2013 in Aiea. Born July 3, 1997 in Honolulu, HI. Tiffany was a student at Pearl City High School where she was a member of Soccer, Cross Country, and Track teams. She was also a member of Kaoi, Hawaii Rush 97 Nike Girls, and AYSO Soccer Clubs. She is survived by parents, Mark & Melba Nakagawa; sisters, Laurie Lei Mel Deuz, Heather Anne Nakagawa; brother, Marc Anthonny Deuz; maternal grandmother, Carlina Fermin; paternal grandparents, Noboru & Hazel Nakagawa. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday (April 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (April 10) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); Mass 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ESMINIO V. RAMONES

Posted On April 4th, 2013 -

ESMINIO V. RAMONES Age 86, of Kapolei, HI, passed away March 12, 2013 in Aiea. Born June 2, 1926 in Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Cristina Ramones; sons, Mario (Erlinda) Ramones, Romeo (Floralinda) Ramones, Manuel (Feliza) Ramones, Jovencio (Ma. Luisa) Ramones; daughters, Norma (Jaime, Sr.) Garcia, Aida (Jerry) Rosete, Amelia (Leonard) Calling, Ethel (Tufilo) Fernandez of Philippines, Fe (Karl) Holzer of Philippines. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (April 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (April 8) at St. Jude Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei); Mass 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Mary Elizabeth Wilkerson

Posted On April 4th, 2013 -

MARY ELIZABETH WILKERSON Passed away March 18, 2013 at Pali Momi Hospital. She was born November 25, 1956 in Henderson, Nevada, the daughter of Marjory Brewer Wilkerson and William H. Wilkerson. Mary moved from Maryland to Hawaii 30 years ago and was employed as a registered nurse at Straub Hospital, then Pali Momi Hospital until her passing. She is survived by her mother, sisters Ann Harber and Jane Wilkerson, brother James Wilkerson, niece Marjory Harber, nephew Alec Wilkerson and many close friends. A memorial service was held on March 26, 2013. Friends will gather and ashes will be scattered at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Yokohama Bay.

ELEANOR K.L. FERN

Posted On April 4th, 2013 -

ELEANOR K.L. FERN Age 102, of Honolulu, passed away March 12, 2013 in Honolulu. Born June 7, 1910 in Honolulu. Retired Registered Nurse from Leahi Hospital. She is survived by daughter, Rae Tang; brother, Joseph Chun; sisters, Florence Diamond, Faith Inouye, Jeannette Naki, Grace Chun, Lily (Winchell) Lee; grandchildren, Cindan Tang, Eric (Stacy) Tang, Sharon Backman, Fern Yoon. Private services were held.

AUDREY PRATT BLISS

Posted On April 4th, 2013 -

AUDREY PRATT BLISS Audrey Pratt Bliss passed away in Lake Forest, California on March 9, 2013. She graduated from Punahou School and the University of Colorado. In Nov. 1945, she married Walter Bliss who had attended the University of Colorado at the same time. Audrey and Walter remained in Honolulu until 1991 when they moved to California. She is survived by her husband Walter; two children, Web Bliss and Wendy Martin; four grandchildren, Keeley Bliss, Tracie Martin, Todd Martin, Tyler Martin; her brother, Dickson Pratt; and her sister, Vonnie Turner.

RAYMOND VINCENT TIWANAK

Posted On April 3rd, 2013 -

RAYMOND VINCENT TIWANAK March 21, 2013 Raymond Vincent Tiwanak, age 91, of Pearl City, an Army veteran and retired jet engine master mechanic of Pan American Airways died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai and raised in Kakaako. He also resided in Damon Tract, John Rodgers Civilian Housing Area-3, and on Noelani Street in Pearl City. He was skilled in the art of Central Hawaiian Activity-3 Kenpo and boxing, and was a retired member of the Pan American Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Kalei Paele; and brothers, Marino (Vivian), Robert (Molly) and Stanley (Dorothy). He is survived by sons Eugene N. (Mary Juanita); Eric K. (Gail); daughter Eileen P.; sisters Gladys Sevener (Alan); and Thelma (Thomas) Ligsay; family Rizalino (Barbara) Tolentino; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass and Eulogy at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Diamond Head Cemetery, at 12:45 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

RICHARD “KAZU” KAZUYUKI SUZUKI

Posted On April 3rd, 2013 -

RICHARD KAZU KAZUYUKI SUZUKI Age 73, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away February 21, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born July 8, 1939 in Paia, Maui. He liked to wear his strange hat while playing golf at Makalena Golf Course everyday. He is survived by wife, Ethel M. Suzuki; son, Alan (Soyoung) Suzuki; daughter, Richelle (Roy) Takara; brothers, Harry (Janet) Suzuki, Roy (Caryl) Suzuki; sisters, Lorraine (John) Stringfellow, Eleanor (Gerald) Machida, Betty (Richard) Fujiwara, Sally (Francis) Suda; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Sat. (4/6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service: 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

RAYMOND VINCENT TIWANAK

Posted On April 3rd, 2013 -

RAYMOND VINCENT TIWANAK
March 21, 2013 Raymond Vincent Tiwanak, age 91, of Pearl City, an Army veteran and retired jet engine master mechanic of Pan American Airways died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai and raised in Kakaako. He also resided in Damon Tract, John Rodgers Civilian Housing Area-3, and on Noelani Street in Pearl City. He was skilled in the art of Central Hawaiian Activity-3 Kenpo and boxing, and was a retired member of the Pan American Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Kalei Paele; and brothers, Marino (Vivian), Robert (Molly) and Stanley (Dorothy). He is survived by sons Eugene N. (Mary Juanita); Eric K. (Gail); daughter Eileen P.; sisters Gladys Sevener (Alan); and Thelma (Thomas) Ligsay; family Rizalino (Barbara) Tolentino; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass and Eulogy at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Diamond Head Cemetery, at 12:45 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gemma Pasquini Galati

Posted On April 3rd, 2013 -

GEMMA PASQUINI GALATI Gemma Pasquini Galati, 84, died peacefully on March 20, 2013 in Honolulu. Gemma was born August 2, 1928, in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Eustachio and Maria Pasquini. Gemma graduated from South Philadelphia High School for Girls in 1946 and met Nick Galati a few years later. In 1952, Gemma and Nick were married. They soon moved to Bradford, PA with their young family. In addition to raising three children, Gemma owned and operated GiGi, a women’s clothing store. Family and friends were Gemma’s passion and delight. She was a great cook and loved to entertain, and frequently hosted parties that everyone enjoyed. Gemma and Nick moved to Hawaii in 1988. She became a member of Star of the Sea Catholic Church where she was a Eucharistic minister for many years. She was an active volunteer and fundraiser for Project Respect and a member of the Malia Hoku O Ke Kai Senior Hula Halau. Her faith and God’s love guided her life. Gemma was a creative and inquisitive person whose interests and talents ranged from art to computers. She created portraits and still life paintings in both watercolors and acrylics, and was an avid Mac user. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, playing cards and board games. In May of 2006, she moved to Kahala Nui and was active and involved in the community. She enjoyed her many friends. Gemma was predeceased by her husband Nick and daughter Marisa. She is survived by her son Vito, daughter in law Rayna, and granddaughter Allie of Honolulu; and daughter Jai and grandson Nick Fenjves of Pacific Palisades, CA. She also leaves behind many loving relatives and friends. There will be a memorial mass at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa Street on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:00am. A reception will follow at the Star of the Sea Activity Room. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Legacy of Life Hawaii, 405 N. Kuakini Street, Suite 801, Honolulu, HI 96817

JOAN “TITANG” AGRAVANTE PICO

Posted On April 3rd, 2013 -

JOAN TITANG AGRAVANTE PICO Age 86, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 11, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born April 8, 1926 in Cebu, Philippines. A member of the Ewa Plantation Singers, and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church Choir. She is survived by sons, Melvin (Christina) Pico, Leland (Norma) Pico, Vernon “Ricky” (Lorna) Pico; daughters, Gale V. Daclison, Cynthia (Chuck) Miller; sisters, Sophie (James) Victoria, Esther (Dado) Daclison; 17 grandchildren; 29 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (April 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 9) at Immaculate Conception Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.


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