Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

ADELINO MIGUEL SIMON

Posted On October 13th, 2016 -

ADELINO MIGUEL SIMON Age 75, of Waipahu, HI passed away September 11, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born August 30, 1941 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Lolita A. Simon; daughter, MaryJane Simon; brothers, Manuel (Nancy) Simon, Ferdinand (Asami) Simon, Charles (Mirason) Simon; sisters, Erlinda (Rogel) Romero, Nelia (Francis) Castro, Cecilia (Alberto) Tumamao, Adelia (Joe) Cortez. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (Oct. 17) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also Tuesday (Oct. 18) at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church (712 N. School St., Honolulu); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

JAMES SHUNICHI YOSHIDA

Posted On October 12th, 2016 -

JAMES SHUNICHI YOSHIDA Former assistant business manager for IBEW 1186, James (Jimmy) Yoshida died on September 9, 2016 in Paso Robles California. He was born in Paia, Maui on October 10, 1928; he is survived by his wife Brigida (Lorry) Yoshida and their 5 children, Velma, Sandra, Steven, Bruce and Patrick Kimo along with his 20 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 5 siblings. Funeral Service is to be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Church in Ewa, Visitation is at 9 a.m. with lunch to follow. Address: 91-1298 Renton Road Ewa Beach, HI. 96706

LEOCADIO “CADIO” SALUDEZ EDMALIN

Posted On October 12th, 2016 -

LEOCADIO CADIO SALUDEZ EDMALIN Age 87, of Ewa Beach, HI passed away on September 11, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born December 20, 1928 in Philippines. He is survived by daughters, Zosima (Manuel) Pajarillo, Marites Reyna, Amy (Salvador) Edmalin, Lily (Rudy) Ganiron; 11 grandchildren; 7 great- grandchildren; brother, Felix (Cresencia) Edmalin; sister, Pacita Claunan. Visitation 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. (Oct. 16) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (Oct. 17) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass; 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

FRANCES S. RIVERA

Posted On October 12th, 2016 -

FRANCES S. RIVERA Age 90, of Aiea, HI passed away September 16, 2016 in Aiea. Born December 3, 1925 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by daughter, Ramona (Alfred) Ontiveros; step sons, Robert (Thelma) Rivera, Nelson (Emily) Rivera; brothers, Louis Santana, Raymond Santana; sisters, Rose Ayala, Margaret Salsedo; 13 grand- children; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (Oct. 17) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

PATRICK POPA

Posted On October 12th, 2016 -

PATRICK POPA Patrick Popa, died on September 18, 2016. The first born to Zosimo & Magdalena Popa on November 22, 1957 who had special needs. Survived by mother Magdalena; brothers: Andrew, Radford, Conrad, Anthony; sisters: Connie, Louise, Yolanda, Cassandra, Darlene; and caretakers. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Pokai Bay Beach with scattering of ashes ceremony at 2:00 pm.

MARJIA E. GOOD

Posted On October 12th, 2016 -

MARJIA E. GOOD She is survived by husband, Tom Boyle; son, David Robert Pinney; daughter, Debra Louise Rowley; granddaughter, Bethany R. Wilson; great-grandchildren, Brynlee Wilson, Noah Wilson, Joshua Wilson; sister, Donna Lee Campbell. Services in Bothell, Washington. www.diamondheadmortuary.com. Luke 1:28, 30, 31.

Laura K. Nada Mission

Posted On October 12th, 2016 -

LAURA K. NADA MISSION Laura K. Nada Mission, 55, of Hanapepe, Kauai, died on September 30, 2016. She was born in Lihue, Kauai on April 9, 1961. She is survived by sons, Mark M. Matsushima, Jr., Micah Matsushima, Levi Mission; mother, Irene Nada; brothers, Dr. Aaron Nada, Clyde (Lota) Nada; sisters, Marlene (Conrad) Oishi, Debbie Miyao, Kathleen Nada-Schrader; nieces and nephews; husband, Francis Mission. Celebration of Laura's Life will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2016, 4:00 p.m. in the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel with visitation from 2-4pm. Aloha Attire. Arrangements handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

EARL S. KANAYAMA

Posted On October 12th, 2016 -

EARL S. KANAYAMA Age 80, of Waipahu, HI, passed away Sept. 13, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. He was born August 20, 1936 in Pepeekeo, HI. A retired sales representative from Miles/Bayers Companies and a member of various golf clubs. He is survived by wife, Henrietta Kanayama; son, Scott (Lisa) Kanayama; daughter, Lynne (Milton Jr.) Gainey; sisters, Kazue Unebasami, Michiko Okahara, Karie Wakida, Ruth (Walter) Tanaka; sisters-in-law, Setsuko Kanayama, Florence Kanayama; grandsons, Scott Kanayama Jr., Lee Kanayama, Milton Gainey III; nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Private services held.

EDWARD J. (ASH) RUGGIERO

Posted On October 12th, 2016 -

EDWARD J. (ASH) RUGGIEROEDWARD J. (ASH) RUGGIERO Edward J. (Ash) Ruggiero born in Boston, MA passed away Sept 27, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. For the past 30 years he taught in the Outreach College, NICE Language Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he was very dedicated and loved by his students. Ash grew up in Arlington, MA. He attended North Cambridge Catholic High School in Cambridge, MA and Providence College in Rhode Island. After graduation he joined the Peace Corps, where he worked in South Korea. Upon returning to the U.S., he attended The School for International Training in Vt. and then he worked in Japan. He was the beloved brother of Anna Ruggiero living in Spain, Margaret Nielsen, Mary Ruggiero, Thomas Ruggiero residing in MA. He left behind many nephews, nieces, cousins and a godson. Ash will be remembered as a beloved teacher, brother, uncle, friend, son, nephew, godfather and community member who supported many causes. He believed in doing "the florecita" of the day-it meant helping someone or some cause. He did not think one could be perfect, but he strived for excellence in all he did. Our sweet, gentle friend, you are already sorely missed but your "florecitas" will continue growing. Scattering of his ashes will take place on Thursday, October 13 at 11:00am Beachside between the Moana Surfrider Westin Resort and the Outrigger Hotel in Waikiki, fronting the concession stand beside the canoes in the Royal colors of red and yellow. A memorial service to honor his life will be held at Unity Church, Diamond Head on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00am. A reception to follow the service will be at Happy Valley Restaurant across from the church.

Lorelei Haunani Kiaaina

Posted On October 12th, 2016 -

Lorelei  Haunani KiaainaLORELEI HAUNANI KIAAINA From Kalamaula, Molokai, and longtime resident of the island of Guam and Nanakuli, Oahu, passed away on September 27, 2016, in Honolulu at age 86. She now joins her husband, Melvin Kiaaina, daughter Michel "Mamo" Kiaaina, parents Hattie Cathcart and Thomas Anahu, grandson Kawika Nomura, and great-grandson Kalani Nomura, with our heavenly father. Haunani is survived by her children and grandchildren: Rick Pa (Rick. Jr., Clarice), Nola Mento (Haunani, Keaolani, Kelii), Nadine Nomura (Alika, Hilo, Napua, Mitsy), Melvin "Kimo" Kiaaina (Michelle, Naomi, Kimberly, and Deja), Keolamauloa "Duke" Kiaaina, and Esther Kiaaina; thirty great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and siblings Radiant Chase, Harriett Estrella, Joanie Martinez, John Lewis, and Gaylord "Bullie" Lewis. A proud 1948 graduate of Molokai High School, she was raised by her grandmother, Emily Lani Maliu, in Kalamaula, Molokai, where she cherished her upbringing and the island's lifestyle. Apart from being a wonderful wife and mother who raised seven children, she was the owner of Duke's Nursery and Inarajan Shores on the island of Guam before returning to Hawaii in the mid-1990s. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Kawaiahao Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. Church services will follow from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Burial will take place on Monday, October 24, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Flowers or lei welcome. Condolences can be sent to the Kiaaina Family at 89-564 Farrington Highway, Waianae, Hawaii 96792. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

Kenneth Lowell Bickmore

Posted On October 11th, 2016 -

Kenneth Lowell BickmoreKENNETH LOWELL BICKMORE Bountiful - Kenneth Lowell Bickmore, age 88, left us on Monday, October 3, 2016. Lowell was born December 17, 1927 in Richmond, Utah, the oldest of William Kenneth Bickmore and Verda Elizabeth Webb. Married Virginia Ellett on February 13, 1947 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was an active member of the LDS Church. He served in the High Council, and was Ward Clerk for many years. Graduated from Downey High School in Idaho, and attended the University of Utah, Snow College and graduated from BYU, Provo. He received his CPA in Hawaii finishing his professional career at Hawaiian Electric in Honolulu. Lowell was a sport enthusiast both on and off the playing field, coaching various sports and playing tennis well into his eighties, winning many tournaments. He was Treasurer for the Hawaii section of the United States Tennis Association. He is survived by his children: Diane Brown, Janet (George) Wells, Nancy Bickmore (Giovanni) Candido, William Lowell (Karla) Bickmore, Robert Ellett (Millie) Bickmore; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 great- great-grandchildren; 3 siblings: Darrell Webb Bickmore, Joseph Arlin Bickmore and Barbara Ann (Jay) Shields. Preceded in death by his wife, Virginia and 2 grandchildren, Robert Lowell Brown and John Wells. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, where a viewing will be held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment- Spanish Fork Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to CNS Hospice, or a hospice of your choice. Arrangements Provided By: Russon Brothers Mortuary

Susanne “Mama Sue” Choy Wong Baxley

Posted On October 11th, 2016 -

SUSANNE MAMA SUE CHOY WONG BAXLEY 76, of Kailua, O'ahu passed away on October 1, 2016 at her residence. She was born on September 6, 1940 in Honolulu. She was a retired accountant employed for the Federal Government. She is survived by her sons, Bradley (Jamiella) Navas and Christopher (Jennifer) Baxley; daughters, Antoinette (Diane) Navas and Lori (Pedro) Navas; brother, Stephen (Sandy) Wong; sister, Jasmine (Clarence) Watson; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct 18) at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Jean Misao Takara

Posted On October 11th, 2016 -

JEAN MISAO TAKARA 96, of Honolulu, passed away September 19, 2016. She was born in Kauai, and worked as a seamstress at Lauhala Sportswear. She is survived by son, Fred Jr (Elsie) Takara; daughters, Cynthia (Paul) Sumimoto, Sharon (Ellis) Louie, and Noreen Takara Chun; 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Services held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Olive Mun Doo

Posted On October 11th, 2016 -

Olive Mun DooOLIVE MUN DOO Olive Mun Doo, 100, of Honolulu passed away on October 7, 2016. She was born in Honolulu and was a retired Hauoli women's clothing buyer. She was predeceased by her husband James K. C. Doo and daughter Anita (Leslie) Young. Olive is survived by her sons Dr. Gene (Cecilia) Doo, Rodney (Joan) Doo and Mark (Patty) Doo; daughters Lorraine (Francis) Wong and Gloria "Cookie" (Sidney) Ayabe; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Community Church of Honolulu, 2345 Nuuanu Avenue in Honolulu, visitation 9:30 a.m. and service 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Donations may be made to Community Church of Honolulu. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary

Katherine “Kitty” Landford Gomes

Posted On October 11th, 2016 -

KATHERINE KITTY LANDFORD GOMES Honolulu - Katherine (Kitty) Landford Gomes, 86 years old passed away peacefully Thursday, September 29, 2016 in Honolulu at Queen's Medical Center. Funeral: Graveside services will be held at Punchbowl National Cemetery on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 9:30 am.Katherine was born in Honolulu, Oahu, November 22, 1929 to Samuel William and Mary Landford. She was a Floor Supervisor at Delmonte Cannery until their closure. She loved to play card games and going to Las Vegas. Survivors: Her sisters Geraldine Brilhante of California, Minerva Viveiros of Maui and brother Gene Cypriano of California. Daughters; Antoniette Fritz of Waimanalo, Bernadette Weaver of Honolulu, Claudette Ferrell and husband Gene of Texas, Danette Nakata and husband Marvin of Kauai and Son Samuel Gomes of Honolulu. 11 Grandchildren, 31 Great Grandchildren and 9 Great, Great Grandchildren. She is now in the hands of the Lord. Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Mortuary

HELEN MISAO TAKAHASHI

Posted On October 10th, 2016 -

HELEN MISAO TAKAHASHI Age 87, of Pearl City, HI passed away September 13, 2016 in Pearl City. Born March 4, 1929 in Honolulu, HI. She was a member of Kin Cho Jin Kai. She is survived by sons, Davin Takahashi, Dean (Audrey) Takahashi; daughter, Dona Jean (Jay) Watanabe; brothers, William "Bill" (Louise) Okuma, George (Nancy) Okuma, James "Jimmy" (Carol) Okuma, Henry "Kuni" (Norma) Okuma; 2 grand- children; numerous nephews and nieces. Private services were held.

KYOKO ISA

Posted On October 10th, 2016 -

KYOKO ISA Kyoko Isa, 88, of Honolulu died in Hospice at Hale Malamalama on Sept 22. She was born in Formosa (Taiwan). She is survived by son Arthur, daughter Irene (Masa) Takizawa, grand- children Arthur Jr (Becky) and Juston. Visitation: 5:00 Oct 13 at Diamond Head Mortuary, Services 6:00 pm. No flowers.

KEOLA CATALINO NUNIES, “JUSTIN”

Posted On October 10th, 2016 -

KEOLA CATALINO NUNIES, JUSTIN 89, of Honolulu, died October 2, 2016. Born in Honolulu, a United States Navy Veteran and long time Fort Shafter Federal Civil Service Employee. Preceded by parents, Catalino Bernales Nunies, Cecilia Kalawaia; preceded by wife, Eloise Thompson; preceded by daughter, Cheryl Ann Keola Horita; daughters, Charlynn L. Teixeira, Kapulani Fisher, Joycelyn Niau; sons, Robert Keola Nunies, Ryan Nunies; Visitation 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery at 1 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary

MARVEN FUJIO SATO

Posted On October 10th, 2016 -

MARVEN FUJIO SATO Age 81, of Kapolei, HI., passed away on September 26, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. He was born on March 10, 1935 in Waialua, HI. He is survived by wife, Mildred T. Sato; son, Daryl Sato; one grandchild; 2 great- grandchildren. Private services held.

Victoria Cayode Howarth

Posted On October 9th, 2016 -

Victoria Cayode Howarth 96, of Kalihi, died September 4, 2016. She was born in Hanalei, Kauai. She was a retired employee from the Central YMCA. She is survived by sons Alfredo "Freddie" C. Queyquep, Daniel " Danny" C. Queyquep, David C. Queyquep and Roberto "Robert" C. Queyquep; daughters Angelita "Angie" C. Corcino, Irmina "Mina" C. Webster, , Maria Rosa "Rosie" C. Dickey and Yoly C. DeCorte; 32 grandchildren, 47 great-grand children. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 22, 2016) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

Francis Tsugio Furusho

Posted On October 9th, 2016 -

FRANCIS TSUGIO FURUSHO 75, of Aiea passed away on September 23, 2016 at his residence. He was born on October 17, 1940 in Honolulu. A former owner of Gilbert's Furniture and Piano Refinishing. He is survived by his son, Tolan Furusho; daughters, Cheryl Yoshioka and Jann (Kurt) Hara; sister, Florence Padua; companion, Mildred Murakami; five grandsons. Visitation 9:30 -10:30 a.m., on Wednesday (Oct 12) at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service to begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual Attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

LYNETTE L.N.C. ONO

Posted On October 9th, 2016 -

LYNETTE L.N.C. ONO 83, of Honolulu, HI, a retired administrative secretary for Iolani School, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016. She was born in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by her daughters, Jolyn (Russell) Leong and Doreen (Karl Suenishi) Ono-Suenishi; three grandchildren, Michael Leong, Kimberly Leong, and Kevin Leong; brother, Alvan Ching, preceded in death by brother Bernard (Maxine) Ching. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph Hiromu Ono. Services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel, October 16, 2016. Visitation will be at 4pm and service at 5pm. No flowers. Attire is casual. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

CHET ROBISON

Posted On October 9th, 2016 -

CHET ROBISONCHET ROBISON Chet Robison, owner/founder (along with his wife Gail) of Cookie Critter of Hawaii Kai in Koko Marina Shopping Center passed away in California with his best friend & wife of 38 years by his side. Chet and Gail were, at the time, making plans to move back to Hawaii. With aloha, Gail welcomes friends to attend an Inurnment with Military Honors at The Punchbowl on October 18 at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon will follow in Kailua. Details provided at Inurnment. In memory of Chet, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fisher House of Hawaii.

AGNES CHANG LEE

Posted On October 9th, 2016 -

AGNES CHANG LEE 92, retired Supervisory Computer Programmer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Survived by son, Stanton (Agnes Inouye) Lee; daughter, Bernett Mullins; and three grandchildren, Shannon, Amanda, and Sheldon. Services will be held October 12, 2016 at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel; Visitation; 10am, Service: 11am. Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary

ELIZABETH KAHALEWAI KAHANANUI MORROW

Posted On October 9th, 2016 -

ELIZA KAHALEWAI KAHANANUI MORROW Eliza Kahalewai Kahananui Morrow, 81, a devoted and inspirational Hawaiian Studies instructor of Ewa Beach, peacefully passed away on September 19, 2016. Eliza is survived by husband Michael Morrow, daughter Malia Morrow-Sherwood, son-in-law Sean Sherwood, and grandson Kona Morrow. Visitations will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016, at 5:30 pm with "A Celebration of Life" service to follow at 6:30 pm, and on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 10:30 am with a spiritual service to follow, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 91-1154 N. Road, Ewa Beach, HI 96706.

NANCY ASAKO TAKABAYASHI EMILIANO

Posted On October 9th, 2016 -

NANCY ASAKO TAKABAYASHI EMILIANONANCY ASAKO TAKABAYASHI EMILIANO December 23, 1930 - August 30, 2016 Nancy Asako (Takabayashi) Emiliano went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on August 30, 2016, at home surrounded by her family and friends. She devoted her life to nurturing her family, friends, and all who knew her. She leaves behind a loving legacy of her husband Manuel Emiliano, Jr.; daughters Helen Stupplebeen, Sherilynn, Tracy (Stacey) Tangonan; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister Elaine (Mitsuharu) Uchida. She was a graduate of McKinley High School, University of Hawaii, and Honolulu Bible Training School. She was a member of Kalihi Union, Kaimuki Evangelical Church and later, New Hope. She was a social worker for the Department of Health and left to raise her children. At the age of 38, Nancy returned to the University of Hawaii, College of Education to become a Special Education Teacher. She taught at Fern Elementary School. Her students thrived under her care and many were rescinded from special education. A Celebration of Nancy's Life will be held on Saturday October 15, 2016 at Hosoi Mortuary.

HOLLY HENDERSON

Posted On October 9th, 2016 -

HOLLY HENDERSONHOLLY HENDERSON "No matter how imaginative you are, you could never imagine a better life than fate provides. You know? I couldn't have planned a path like I've had, and I'm so grateful that I didn't try." Holly Henderson was born in Stillwater, New York, the child of two archaeologists, Ann Hoskin and Robert Ehrich, who met on an excavation in Turkey. Holly was born on December 4, 1941. She was determined to be a writer, and was encouraged by parents who wanted their children to be who they are. Holly so appreciated their insight. She loved to read, but hated most of her schooling. Her social justice nature had early roots in rejecting an elitist education. Holly went to Carleton College in Minnesota and then transferred to New York University. Post graduation, Holly hit the ground running as a writer with an entry-level job in a "secretarial pool." One week later, her love of opera helped get her promoted to an executive secretary when she recognized a Puccini opera playing in her boss's office. Refining her writing skills and social commentary continued with the help of a mentor forty years her senior. The two of them were rebel-rousing colleagues, and Holly found that writing gave her passions a voice. Holly made her way to Hawai'i in 1977 after the passing of her husband. His death allowed for traveling that took her to the Coco Palms Hotel on Kaua'i, and into the world of the magical Grace Guslander. Grace welcomed Holly as family and Holly felt the embrace of people and place. She decided that if she lived in Hawai'i, she was sure to be a nicer person. Holly had a deep respect and appreciation for the Hawaiian culture. Throughout her forty years in Hawai'i, she considered it a privilege and a joy to live here. She was keenly aware of her status as a "guest" of the Hawaiian people, and was tireless in her efforts to acknowledge her "hosts" and to support Hawaiians' quest for self determination. Her time in Hawai'i was dedicated to the not-for-profit community. She worked tirelessly assisting agencies with organizational development services, training, facilitation, team-building and other support programs. She helped develop the Weinberg Fellows Program, training hundreds of leaders of not-for-profits and the Castle Colleagues Program, which focused on training early education leaders. Holly was a character. That's the truth of it. If you knew her, you would know of her sharp wit and keen observation. Life was always more robust through Holly's eyes. Holly made frequent trips to Las Vegas, and truly exemplifies the expression "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas." Her Honolulu friends had no clue what she did there, but we suspect, or like to imagine, that it involved her love of stand up comedy. Holly deeply loved cats, and everything feline related. Cats were her family. Her beloved Moxie and Silver bells passed before her death. Holly also loved holidays of every shape and size, they offered her year-round opportunities to celebrate. She was an avid gift giver, and a professional online shopper, with packages arriving daily to her residence in Makiki. Holly was an expressive writer who searched the internet for the most diabolical, and entertaining cards. Her handwritten letters were always keepsakes. Holly is survived by her sister Judy, her hanai family, the Brodericks, many close friends and spheres of influence in community. She leaves a legacy of deep care for the people of Hawai'i, and in particular the Hawaiian people, whom she acknowledged as the teachers of "what is most precious in these islands--the values which enable us to love each other." Holly died in her home on September 6, 2016 at age 74. Her life will be celebrated with great joy, laughter and merriment at her Happy-Holly-Day Party on Saturday, October 29th from 4P - 7P at the Kewalo Basin Harbor's Net Shed. In Holly's own words " I don't want people to come unless they loved and/or respected me no bad vibes or hypocrisy at my last party!" To RSVP. please email HappyHollyDay808@gmail.com. Donations in her honor can be made to Hawaii Literacy, Love a Cat Charity, or Hawai'i People's Fund.

JOYCE WILLIAMS WIESE

Posted On October 9th, 2016 -

JOYCE WILLIAMS WIESEJOYCE WILLIAMS WIESE Joyce W. Wiese, 93, of Mililani peacefully passed away on September 26, 2016. Joyce was considered an exceptional and inspirational teacher and was remembered and respected long after her retirement. Joyce was born on May 28, 1923 to Claire and John Williams in Detroit, Michigan. After losing her mother at the age of 3, Joyce was raised by her maternal grandparents for the next seven years. She always referred to that time as the happiest period of her life. When she was 15 years old, she was in a city wide theatre production where she met her future soulmate, Robert Wiese, who was only 16 years old at the time. For the next several years, Joyce and Robert finished high school; began college; and started to plan for their future. Joyce was determined to get a college education so without any financial support, she was accepted to Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan and worked three jobs to pay her way through school. Due to the war, Robert entered the Navy and became a pilot. Joyce left Kalamazoo College in her junior year to marry Robert on February 4, 1944. They subsequently raised four children: Danal, Kathleen, Marta and Mark. As was the expectation of the times, Joyce remained home to care for her children until the youngest child was in school. She then returned to college and received her Bachelor of Arts degree and then a Master of Education degree, both of which were from Wayne State University in Detroit. Her first teaching assignment was at Center Line High School in Center Line, Michigan where she received the Teacher of the Year award (voted by the students) in her second year of teaching in June 1960. After relocating to Hawaii in 1960, her first Hawaii teaching position was at the Kamehameha Schools, where she was one of the only female teachers in what was then the Boys School. She taught psychology and was the class counselor for the Class of 1966. She transferred to the Department of Education and taught for a short time at Kailua High School and then in 1965 started her long tenure at Kalani High School. She remained at Kalani High School until she retired in 1989. At Kalani High School she was known as not only a teacher who expected her students to excel and push themselves but one who also cared about her students. She made an effort to know each and every one of them through personal meetings or informal chats. Due to her dedication to excellence, many of her students were able to receive college credit for psychology though testing. She was very proud of that fact. This personal attention was remembered by her students for decades. In 2011 she was honored by the Kalani Alumni Association with its first Falcon Award. In retirement Joyce continued to substitute at Moanalua High School, volunteered at TV Channel 2 Action Line and traveled extensively. She and Robert began traveling in 1975 and throughout the years they developed long lasting friendships worldwide. After Robert's death in 1989, Joyce continued to travel until a couple of years ago when her physical health was beginning to fail her. Also preceding her in death was her eldest child, Danal, in 2014. She is survived by her remaining three children: Kathleen (Roy) Reeber, Marta (Michael) Rounds, and Mark (Cynthia) Wiese; her daughter-in-law, Laurel Wiese; six grandchildren: Jennifer Wiese Ferrer, Ty (Stephanie) Wiese, Marta-Malia (John) Blake, Timothy (Mayara) Reeber, Elizabeth (Ryan) Bradford, and Robert Kai Rounds; and 10 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park at 2233 Nuuanu Avenue on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 5 pm. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kalamazoo College Fund. (kcf@kzoo.edu; Joyce Williams Wiese, class of 1944). Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary

RICHARD S. LUM

Posted On October 9th, 2016 -

RICHARD S. LUMRICHARD S. LUM Richard S. Lum, 90 of Honolulu, HI passed away on September 18, 2016. Lum was a Professor of Music, Emeritus, at the University of Hawai'i, where he served with distinction as Director of Bands for more than 25 years. He was instrumental in building both the concert and marching bands into organizations that were regarded as among the best in the nation. Lum retired from the University in 1985. Previous to his appointment to the University, Lum directed the Kaimuki Intermediate School Band and the McKinley High School Band. At McKinley, he laid the foundation for that organization to attain national prominence. After retiring from the University of Hawaii, Lum was the band director at Hawaii Pacific University from which he retired from in 1995. Having studied trumpet under Renold Shilke of the Chicago Symphony, Lum was an accomplished trumpet player and was first chair for the Honolulu Symphony for over 15 years in the 1950's and 60's. Throughout his career, Lum gave private lessons to hundreds of trumpet students. He continued this avocation after he retired and gave his last lesson just months ago. Lum served as President of the Hawai'i Music Educators' Association, and was a founder and President of the Oahu Band Directors Association. He was also State Chairman of the College Band Directors National Association and the National Band Association. During his years as Director of Bands at the University of Hawai'i, Lum guest conducted the United States of America Armed Services Bi-Centennial Band from Ft. Mead, Maryland and numerous university and high school honor bands across the country. In 1971, Lum was invited to membership to the American Bandmasters Association, and in 1972, was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Mu as honorary national member. In 1973, he was selected by the School Musician Magazine as one of the outstanding conductors in the United States and Canada for the school year 1974-1975. In 1975, the State Senate adopted a resolution commending Professor Lum for his active role in promoting music education in the state of Hawai'i. In 1985, he was selected by the All-American Magazine as Band Director of the year. In 1987 his alma mater, McKinley High School, installed him into the school's Hall of Honor. In 1995, U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka introduced a resolution honoring him on his contributions to music in the state of Hawai'i and country. In 2011 the Hawaii Music Awards awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012 Governor Neil Abercrombie proclaimed December 3, 2012 as "Richard S. Lum Day". He is survived by son, Michael Lum (Laurine) and daughter, Carolyn Lum. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 16th at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Visitation 9:30 am. Service 10:30 am. Burial 1:00 pm. Aloha attire. No flowers.

ROBERT CHIZUO KIMOTO

Posted On October 9th, 2016 -

ROBERT  CHIZUO KIMOTOROBERT CHIZUO KIMOTO Age 80, of Aiea, HI passed away on September 28, 2016 in Aiea. He was born on August 26, 1936 in Kealakekua, S. Kona, HI. He was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He is survived by wife, Dorothy N. Kimoto; sons, Robin Kimoto, Ryan (Shannon) Kimoto; daughter, Renee (Paul) Sakamoto; brother, Jerry Kimoto; sisters, Vivian (Donald) Koyanagi, Ruby Kimoto, Shirley Kimoto; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 5:15 p.m. Friday (Oct. 14) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 6:00 p.m. Burial 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 15) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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