Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Donald Proctor Gowing

Posted On March 6th, 2016 -

$nameDONALD PROCTOR GOWING August 27, 1918 -- February 26, 2016 Our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully in Seattle. He was born 97 years ago in Medford, MA and graduated from Sharon High School, MA (1936). He served in the US Army during WWII and was discharged as Major in 1946. Don then married his high school sweetheart, Mary Grover Brigham, in April 1947. He earned a PhD in 1952 from Cornell University in plant physiology and specialized in tropical agricultural research (pineapple and sugarcane). Don worked at the Pineapple Research Institute (Honolulu) from 1952-64, at Hawaiian Agronomics Company, International (Hilo, Iraq, Iran) from 1964-82 and at Henry Jones IXL (China) from 1982-84. After retirement he volunteered at the B.P. Bishop Museum (Honolulu) and at the Center for Urban Horticulture and the Botany Department (University of Washington, Seattle). Family and friends will always remember his thoughtfulness and compassion, sense of humor, ability to recite poetry remembered from high school; and his love of classical music, musicals, and operettas and their lyrics. He was generous with his time, fully supported activities of his wife and three daughters and traveled the world with them. Don especially enjoyed keeping in touch by e-mail with friends everywhere. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Mary, in 2009. He is survived by his loving daughters Marcia Gowing (Ralph Hinegardner) and Sally Breuer of Seattle, WA, and Linda Bocek (John Bocek) of Athens, GA; by three grandchildren, Christina Breuer (Edward Perry), Andreas Breuer and Annamaria Pagano; and great grandson, Leo Perry Breuer. His family is most appreciative of the excellent care he received from his Ballard and Polyclinic doctors over many years and the outstanding compassion and care of his doctors, nurses, and staff at Swedish First Hill during his last two weeks. We also appreciate the caring rehabilitation from Columbia Lutheran Home and Kline Galland Home Care Services. He chose to have no memorial service and no funeral. Continuing his life of service to others, he is participating in the Willed Body Program of the University of Washington.

LESA MALU LIME

Posted On March 6th, 2016 -

LESA MALU LIME Age 78, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 2, 2016 in Humble, TX. Born March 15, 1937 in Vaitogi, American Samoa. She retired from the Dole Plantationn. A member of the Praise Chapel, Whitmore. She is survived by son, Taateo Lime; daughters, Sally (Peter) Tomas, Lelien Lime Faamai, Sandra (Bruce) Lime, Helen (Wayne) Hunt, Susan (David) Bailey. Also survived by sons, Vincent (Pauline) Lime, Angel (Sheralyn) Lime; daughters, Anita (Felix) Navares, Shirley (Sonny) Miguel, Linda (Dwight) Daniel; sister, Lemau Corpuz; 48 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren; 12 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m., Friday (Mar. 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Robert L. Garbett

Posted On March 6th, 2016 -

ROBERT L. GARBETT From Honolulu, an attorney and owner of the Family Law Center, passed away on February 12, 2016 after a brief illness. Final funeral arrangements are pending. Condolences: familylawcenter1@yahoo.com

John Durel Wolfe

Posted On March 6th, 2016 -

$nameJOHN DUREL WOLFE John Durel Wolfe went home to God on February 7 with poetry in his heart and a paintbrush in his hand. He was 44. A gifted writer, artist, teacher and people-lover, he was known for his inner light; his joy; his radiant, boundless energy; his creativity; a heart with an enormous capacity to love others; and his beautiful smile and contagious laughter. He was passionately in love with life and entered deeply into the richness of each moment. John is survived by his three siblings Adele Wolfe, Minette Wolfe and Bobby Wolfe; his beloved son Eli Wolfe and Eli's mother, Heather McMillen of Honolulu, Hawaii; and countless cousins, relatives and best friends. He is predeceased by his parents Mignon Constantin Wolfe and Robert R. Wolfe, Jr. John loves his son Eli more than all the stars in the sky -and would lasso the moon for him. John was a graduate of Jesuit High School in New Orleans; a Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude graduate of Loyola of Chicago; and a graduate of the University of New Orleans Master's Program in American Literature. He lived in Hawaii for much of his life and taught Academy English and Creative Writing for 15 years at Punahou School in Honolulu. Wrapped in the loving arms and collaborative spirit of his talented English Dept. colleagues, he blossomed into a transfonnative listener and educator. He was loved and admired by his colleagues and his students -many of whom said, "Mr. Wolfe is the best teacher I ever had!" John was filled with wonder and he lived the aloha spirit. He had a gift for tapping into and developing the potential of each child -and encouraging them to express their originality, creativity and uniqueness in all forms of expression, including verbal and the visual arts. At Punahou, a school known for its innovative teaching and learning environment, he was delighted to team-teach "On Lily Pond" (Spirituality and Ethics in Literature) and "Arts and Letters". John relished the creativity of interdisciplinary teaching. A service will be held in late May in New Orleans at Holy Name of Jesus Church. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for support for Eli Wolfe's education. Contributions can be sent to Eli Wolfe c/o Heather McMillen, P.O. Box 61580, Honolulu, HI 96839. To view and sign the guest book please go to www .lakelawnmetairie.com

RICHARD KEKUNI AKANA BLAISDELL

Posted On March 6th, 2016 -

$nameRICHARD KEKUNI AKANA BLAISDELL March 11, 1925 - February 12, 2016 Dr. Richard Kekuni Akana Blaisdell, 90, of Honolulu, HI, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2016, with his family at his side. Founding Chairman of Medicine for the University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), he was preceded in death by wife, Irene Saito Blaisdell; sister, Louise 'Iwalani Blaisdell Minton and brother William Kaha'i Blaisdell, Jr. Survived by sister Venus Leina'ala Porter and brother Wallace Gay Blaisdell. Beloved father of son Mitsunori Kamakani (Jill) Blaisdell and daughter Dr. Helen Kaleleonalani (William) Blaisdell-Brennan; grandchildren Melissa Blaisdell, William Brennan, Malia Brennan, Jacob Blaisdell; great-grandson Christopher Oyama; all of Honolulu. He was a proud graduate of the Kamehameha Schools, the University of Redlands, and the University of Chicago School of Medicine, where he later returned to join the teaching faculty. In 1966, he and his family moved home to Honolulu where he joined the founding faculty of the University of Hawaii Medical School. He was a passionate and devoted advocate for Native Hawaiian health; he championed the need to improve the health of kanaka maoli. His efforts were instrumental in the founding of organizations such as E Ola Mau and Papa Ola Lokahi. Over a 37-year career at JABSOM, he mentored and inspired countless physicians, many of whom joined in the effort to improve Native Hawaiian health. He also served as convener of the 1993 Kanaka Maoli People's Tribunal and was the primary organizer of Ka Pakaukau. He was honored to be designated a Living Treasure and to receive the David Malo, O'o and Kalani Ali'i awards, given in recognition for his contributions to the people of Hawai'i. The Blaisdell 'Ohana is grateful for the care and support provided by the Queens Medical Center, Na Kahu Malama Nurses and the many dedicated physicians and caregivers entrusted with our Papa's care. He was a compassionate, generous man who shared his love of life with so many. We will miss his wonderful sense of humor, bright smile, positive energy, and genuine aloha for all. Ho'olewa: a Celebration of Life will take place at the John A Burns School of Medicine lawn on Saturday, March 12. Visitation from 9:00 am followed by Service at 11:00am. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell Proposed Endowed Chair in Native Hawaiian Health at the John A Burns School of Medicine (Account No. 127-2010-2). Checks payable to UH Foundation.

LEMASANI MUA TUZON

Posted On March 5th, 2016 -

LEMASANI MUA TUZON Age 76, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 7, 2016 in Waianae, HI. Born July 3, 1939 in Poloa, American Samoa. Retired supervisor from Del Monte Fresh Produce. She is survived by sons, Patrick Tuzon, Faustino Tuzon, Jr.; daughters, Faamusami (Tumua) Taufi, Valerie "Shaun" Tuzon; brothers, Sakaio Sula, Lipine Sula, Misitaleni Sula; sister, Salaevalu Mua; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (Mar. 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Joyce Annette Branning Doheny

Posted On March 5th, 2016 -

JOYCE ANNETTE BRANNING DOHENY or "Josh" as she was known to all, passed away on February 17, 2016. Josh was a force of nature, with a natural beauty, a sense of adventure, and a fun streak that wouldn't quit. She will be missed by many, both on the mainland and on her adopted island of Oahu, where she held court as the matriarch of Punahele for decades. Josh was born June 18, 1926, to Enid and Ralph Branning in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the youngest of three, after brother Ralph, Jr., and sister Barbara. Her parents ran Branning's Chili Parlor, a well-known restaurant in downtown Salt Lake City. In the early 1940s, Enid and her children moved to Los Angeles, where she had relatives. Josh graduated from LA High and then set out on her career. She was a model for Ohrbach's department store, and then moved up to producing her own fashion shows. She married George Vanderbilt in the late 1950s and--although the marriage was short lived--it brought her to Hawaii, where Josh developed a lifelong love of the islands. For the rest of her life, she split her time between Los Angeles and her home in Honolulu. For the 1961 Transpac yacht race, Josh volunteered to serve as the Hawaiian host for a yacht, and was assigned to the Kamalii and its skipper, E.L. (Larry) Doheny III. That connection turned into a marriage two years later, and lasted 35 years until Larry's passing in 1999. After they were married, Josh embraced her five stepchildren Larry IV, Didi, Sherry, Kevin, and Lucy--as well as the entire family of Dohenys. Josh and Larry built their dream house in Honolulu, and named it Punahele (meaning favorite). Situated near Diamond Head, the home was featured in magazines and television shows, including Hawaii Five-0. The Dohenys enjoyed sailing, visiting the islands, entertaining guests, and playing with their animals. Josh and Larry always had a houseful of dogs, most from the local Humane Society; which they generously supported for many years. Their parrot, Paco, was a favorite of visitors and the crew of Hawaii Five-O. Josh was a mother hen to her adopted family. She also doted on her siblings' children, nephews Mark Branning and Mark Frisk, whose parents had passed away at an early age. After Larry's death, she reconnected with an old friend from her high school days, Bob Kroger. Bob was her partner in crime for the last 16 years of her life, and brought her much joy. Her smile was dazzling. Although she was a great storyteller, she was just as good a listener. After listening to a story she liked, she would respond with her signature line ("Oh, how cute!") which always brought a smile to friends and family. She is survived by Bob Kroger, her stepchildren, many nieces and nephews, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. The family would like to thank Darren Uyeshiro for his 36 years of devotion to the household, and for helping to care for Josh until the very end. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Josh's name to the Humane Society of Honolulu, 2700 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96826. A private Celebration of Life is being planned.

Sakuichi Iwahiro

Posted On March 4th, 2016 -

SAKUICHI IWAHIRO Age 90, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away January 25, 2016 in Wahiawa, HI. Born October 30, 1925 in Waipahu, HI. He was a U.S. Army WWII veteran and a master plumber for Del Monte Corporation and the Federal Government at Barbers Point Naval Air Station. He is survived by wife, Ellen H. Iwahiro; son, Robert T. Iwahiro; daughter, Marsha Y. (Jon) Iwahiro-Tanabe; 2 grand- daughters; 3 great-grandchildren. Private services held.

Gregorio Corrales CABUSLAY

Posted On March 4th, 2016 -

$nameGREGORIO CORRALES CABUSLAY Gregorio Corrales CABUSLAY, 92, of Lana'i City, a transportation worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughter Natalie Cabuslay AVILLA; six grand- children; and four great-grand- children. Celebration of Life: visitation 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., services at 10 a.m. on Mar. 12 at the Sacred Hearts Chapel, 815 Fraser Avenue, Lana'i City, Lana'i. Casual and aloha attire. No flowers.

BETTY SHIZUKO SAKUOKA

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

BETTY SHIZUKO SAKUOKA Age 95, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 10, 2016 in Wahiawa, HI. Born November 20, 1920 in Haleiwa, HI. She is survived by son, Dennis (Charlotte) Sakuoka; brothers, Lawrence Takenaka, David Takenaka, Harold Takenaka, Stanley Takenaka, Wallace Takenaka; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. No monetary gifts, please. Private services held.

HELEN ELIZABETH ORTIZ

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

$nameHELEN ELIZABETH ORTIZ Age 84, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 5, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born July 8, 1931 in Hawi, HI. She is survived by husband, James Ortiz; son, Derrick Ortiz; brother, Joe Gutierres; 7 grand- children; 16 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:15 a.m., Monday (Mar. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

DANNY JOHN SI’UA’ANA WILLIAMS

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

$nameDANNY JOHN SI'UA'ANA WILLIAMS Danny John Si'ua'ana Williams, 47, of Waimanalo, Oahu, died February 06, 2016. He was born August 13, 1968, in American Samoa, the son of Alo Lupeomatasila Williams and Etevise Fasavalu Williams. Danny graduated from Kailua High School, Class of 1986. Following graduation, he worked at Meadow Gold before receiving his associates degree in automotive and fulfilling his long love dream of becoming a mechanic. He married his wife, Kayleen Konohia-Williams, and they settled in Waimanalo. They celebrated 28 years of marriage in December. Aside from his love for his career, his passion was being a community contributor and teaching the youth of Waimanalo. In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by daughters; Puleiala (Colins), Tiliaui (Gerald), Ulumasola (Rocky), Sinalalofutu (Daniel), Taufau and Mualeoa. Son's; Kaniala and Keoni. Grandkids; Wyatt, Tayden and Haylee. Sister's; Christina Williams- Visesio and Edna (Simi) Williams- Faleseu. Brother's; Amaziah, (Nalani), John (Michelle), Fred Jr. and Kapiolani (Mary) and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. A service of rememberance will be held from 9am-1pm at the St. George church in Waimanalo on March 05, 2016. Thank you families and friends for all the love and support.

ASUNCION “SHONE” Q. VISORIA

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

ASUNCION SHONE Q. VISORIA Age 90, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 22, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born February 6, 1926 in Lahaina, Maui, HI. She is survived by husband, Tranquilino "Frank" Visoria; sons, Frank (Barbara) Visoria, Jr., Jeff (Lei) Visoria, Alvin Visoria; daughter, Donna (Kurt) Mason; 10 grandchildren; 8 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Sunday (Mar. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

MAURA SAPLAN FELICIANO

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

MAURA SAPLAN FELICIANO Age 97, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 26, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born November 30, 1918 in Philippines. She is survived by husband, Juan Feliciano; sons, Jose (Myrna) Feliciano, Ruben (Virginia) Feliciano, Ernesto (Rebecca) Feliciano; daughters, Remedious (Percy) Isla, Julie (Servillano) Agustin, Ester (Ezequiel) Barroga; 18 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Mar. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Tuesday (Mar. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

MELVIN DOMINADOR FERNANDEZ

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

MELVIN DOMINADOR FERNANDEZ Age 63, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 19, 2016 in Waianae, HI. Born August 30, 1952 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by wife, RoseMarie Fernandez; daughters, Shawntan Marie (Ivan) Carreiro, Serena Trisha (Walter) Wohlford, Melisha (Israel) Ausua; brothers, John Fernandez, Stephen Fernandez; sister, Jeanette Rose Mason; 7 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Sunday (Mar. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Prayer service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

LEIANA LONG WOODSIDE

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

$nameLEIANA LONG WOODSIDE A Hawaiian Legacy Orpha Leianaikaroselaniomaui Long Woodside was born in Wailuku Maui in 1926 to Henry and Ida Long. She was married to childhood sweetheart Harry Holt and had 2 daughters Healani and Hokulani. Early in their marriage they moved to Oahu. Leiana supported her family during the day as a secretary and during the evenings she shared her love of hula as a dancer in Waikiki hotel shows. Later in life, she met and married David Woodside and they moved to his family home in Waimanalo. Together they have a daughter, Ulalia. Leiana retired after a long career as curator of Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nu'uanu, and she continued to influence Hawaiian youth as a resource kupuna at Kamakau School and Kamehameha Schools' programs. She is survived by daughters Hokulani Holt-Padilla, Ulalia Woodside, grandchildren Luukia Ruidas, Lono Padilla and Papaikaniau Kaianui, great granddaughter Kalanikauikeaokiekie Ruidas, sister Manu Brand, and brothers Alexander Long and Malulani Long. Funeral service Sat. March 5. Visitation at 10:00 a.m., Service at 11:00 a.m., reception to follow. LDS Church Waimanalo 41-972 Oluolu St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Daughters of Hawaii and Kauahea Inc.

Alan Masato Abe

Posted On March 1st, 2016 -

ALAN MASATO ABE January 28,2016 Alan, 53, of Honolulu passed away at Oxford, U.K. Service held at Keble College Chapel. He was completing Ph.D. in Computer Science at Keble College, Oxford University, U.K. Survived by parents George and Shirley, sister Lisa Ann and husband Paul Schliebe, nephews Garrett and Randall, nieces Melia and Leia.

CLIVE KIYOSHI USHIJIMA

Posted On March 1st, 2016 -

CLIVE KIYOSHI USHIJIMA Age 68, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away December 30, 2015 in Mililani, HI. Born March 21, 1947 in Honolulu, HI. An artisan of Hawaiian saddles, a Rainbow vacuum cleaner salesperson, and a restaurant manager for Kemo'o Farms - Wahiawa, Spencecliff Coco's - Honolulu, and Denny's - Waikiki. He is survived by wife, Lilyan T. Ushijima; sister, Susan (Michael) Fujii; nephews, Clint (Elizabeth) Fujii, Brant (Lauren) Fujii. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Saturday (Mar. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers please.

BEATRICE K.Y. CHEE

Posted On March 1st, 2016 -

BEATRICE K.Y. CHEE Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away January 31, 2016 in Honolulu. Born October 13, 1930 in Honolulu. Member of Au In Kwai Club and See Dai Doo Society. Predeceased by husband Herbert K. S. Chee and son Randall K. S. Chee. She is survived by sons, Clyde Chee, Kelvin (Jean Komori) Chee; daughters, Marilyn Chee, Vicky (Glen) Hiramoto; brother, Albert (Wilma) Ching; sisters, Thelma (Jerry) Chang. Theresa Ching; 2 grandsons, Wesley Hiramoto, Troy Hiramoto. Private Services were held.

PEDRO MANZANILLO ARIOS

Posted On March 1st, 2016 -

PEDRO MANZANILLO ARIOS Age 85, of Waipahu, HI passed away January 31, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born February 1, 1930 in Biding, Dingras, Ilocos Norte Philippines. He is survived by wife, Eufemia Arios; sons, Robert (Josie) Arios, Nestor Arios, Ramon (Myrna) Arios, Rodel (Veronica) Arios; 8 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Sunday (Mar. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Monday (Mar. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Mona S. Keedy

Posted On March 1st, 2016 -

$nameMONA S. KEEDY Mona (Symonds) Keedy, 80, of Amherst, died peacefully, at home on February 24, 2016. In the weeks leading up to her death she was surrounded by her loving family and many dear friends. Born in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Stephen E. Keedy and Mildred B. Keedy. She attended the Springfield public schools and graduated from Commerce High School in 1954. Mona worked as a bookkeeper for many years, and later as an independent insurance agent, eventually owning a successful insurance agency for 22 years. She and her late husband, Daniel A. Keedy spent the majority of their 49 years of marriage living in their Amherst home where they raised their family. Mona is survived by her five children, Diane K. Cody, Sanford Keedy, Philip D. Keedy, Glenn A. Keedy and Beth K. Takamori. Locally Beth K. Takamori, her husband Kevin H. Takamori and their son Dylan H. Takamori. Mona was a blessing to all who knew her. She will be remembered as a beloved wife, loving mother, caring sister, adoring Oma, and a good friend. Her family was her pride and joy. The legacy of Mona's kind spirit, passion for traveling, love of dancing, competitive nature for a good card game, and zest for life will live on through all the lives she touched. A celebration of her life is planned for June 4, 2016 at 10 am at the South Congregational Church, 1066 South East Street, Amherst, Massachusetts, open to all who wish to attend. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice-Cooley Dickinson, 168 Industrial Drive, Northampton, MA 01060. Obituary and memorial register at www.douglassfuneral.com

GEORGE MILLER

Posted On February 29th, 2016 -

$nameGEORGE MILLER Age 75, of Aiea, HI, passed away January 18, 2016 in Houston, TX. Born November 2, 1940 in Josephine, PA. He retired from Mmytech Corporation. He is survived by wife, Carol Miller; sons, Brian Miller, Michael Miller, Randy (Nichole) Miller; daughters, Lori (Domingo) Kullbery, Lani Birkmire, Georgia Miller; brothers, Donald (Bonnie) Miller, Glenn Miller, John (Joann) Miller, Bill (Jean) Miller; sisters, Marilyn Lucas, Lois Sayers; 6 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Saturday (Mar. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Walter Hideo Jinbo

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

WALTER HIDEO JINBO Age 75, of Wahiawa, passed away February 15, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born October 17, 1940 in Hilo, Hawaii. Retired Co-owner of Flora-Dec Sales, Inc. He is survived by wife, Ellen Jinbo; daughters, Jennifer (Hugh) Okuma, Kimberly (Lance) Shinsato; 3 grandchildren, Dana & Megan Okuma, Kayla Shinsato. Visitation 5:00 PM Friday March 4 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 6:00 PM. Casual attire.

George James Sanborn, Jr.

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

GEORGE JAMES SANBORN, JR. George James Sanborn, Jr., 81, of Waimanalo, passed away peacefully at home on February 8, 2016. Born in Honolulu on May 30, 1934, he was a retired aircraft mechanic for Aloha Airlines and a graduate of Kamehameha Schools Class of 1952. He was preceded in death by son, George Sanborn III. Survived by wife, Ellen Sanborn; sons, Lowell K. (Diane) and Davin K. Sanborn; daughter, Alethea L. Akana; daughter-in-law, Pua Sanborn; brother, Randy (Aloha) Sanborn; sister, Alicia (Wayne) Kern; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00-10:00 a.m. Wednesday (3/02) at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Service 10:00 a.m. with reception to follow. Entombment 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

MOMO (MARTHA) WYSARD MONAHAN

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

$nameMOMO (MARTHA) WYSARD MONAHAN August 10, 1932 - February 09, 2016 Momo was born in Honolulu and raised in Manoa Valley, a descendant of the missionary families of G.P Judd and J.W. Smith. Momo loved the beach and water, at Waikiki in her youth, and later at Wailea, Maui. She competed for Punahou as a swimmer, and was nationally recognized in the former "Conventional" breaststroke in the late 1940"s. After a year at Marjorie Webster College in Washington D.C., she returned to Honolulu and worked at Barpa, a specialty shop in the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. In 1953, she married Bill Monahan and they lived on the Punahou campus, where he was the Head Football Coach. They had two children, Daniel, now a vascular physician in northern California with wife Lyn, and Margaret (Peggy) Pezzuto, who owns a catering business with husband Tom in the Bay Area. After 15 years on the mainland, where Bill served as superintendent of several public school districts, the couple moved to Wailea, Maui. They divorced a few years later. Momo began work as a clerk in Wailea Realty, but soon moved into sales, in which she was highly successful. In the 1980s and 1990s, Momo was a familiar figure on the tennis courts and golf courses of Wailea. She was also very devoted to dogs. She raised and showed Dalmatians on the mainland. She later became a co-founder of Canines of Independence on Maui, which raises and trains service animals. Momo is survived, and deeply missed by Dan and Peggy, four grandchildren, all in California, sister Cordie Pearce, also of California, and brother Paul Wysard of Honolulu. Remembrance Service, Friday, April 15, 11:00 am at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to Canines for Independence,P.O. Box 1803, Makawao HI 96768, or to UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center, 4860 Y St., Suite 3900, Sacramento, CA 95817, "Momo Monahan Fund".

MICHAEL ROEDER

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

$nameMICHAEL ROEDER Age 88, a long-time Honolulu resident, passed away on February 4 at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto. Born in Tacoma, Washington, he was a graduate of the University of Washington and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Following his arrival in the Islands in 1967, he was an executive at Milici/ Valenti Advertising agency for more than 15 years. He joined First Hawaiian Bank in 1982, serving as Vice President and Senior Vice President of Marketing until his retirement in 1994. He served on the boards of many community and cultural organizations in Honolulu, including the Honolulu Symphony, Honolulu Zoo, and Hawaii Public Radio. In 2007, he relocated to California to be closer to his children and their families. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen S. Roeder; daughters Harriet and Kathleen K. Roeder; sons John and Gil Roeder; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held on March 6 at the Vi at Palo Alto, 620 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, California. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street, Honolulu 96814.

Judith Pillman Bredhoff

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

JUDITH PILLMAN BREDHOFF, 78 Judith Pillman Bredhoff, 78, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice Maui on Monday February 15, 2016. Memorial services will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church by The Sea (Kulanihakoi St., Kihei) on Friday, March 11, 2016. 4:00pm visitation, 5:00pm service, and reception to follow. Judith was a retired DOE Big Island secondary school teacher. Upon retirement she and her husband, Carl "Soot" Bredhoff, moved to Maui where she tutored home-bound students and taught adult citizenship classes. She served as Treasurer of Huialoha church in Kaupo for 40 years. She is survived by her husband, Carl "Soot" Bredhoff of 48 years, their daughter, Sarah Bredhoff, a sister Suzanne McLaughlin, and many loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Maui Food Bank (760 Kolu St., Wailuku, HI 96793) or Huialoha Church Preservation Fund (Box 1069, Puunene, HI 96784), Condolences may be sent to: Ballard Family Mortuary www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com

Hiroshi Tokunaga

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

HIROSHI TOKUNAGA, 94 Hiroshi Tokunaga, 94, of Kahului, Maui; passed away at his home on January 31, 2016. He was born on September 14, 1921 in Puunene, Maui. He helped support his family at an early age and he worked for 46 years for HC&S and retired as a foreman. After work he spent time helping Isokichi Toyama with his pig farm and was a gifted salesman selling shoes, meat, vitamins, chow fun, and orchids. As an avid orchid grower he was a proud winner of the best in show at the Maui Orchid Society. He enjoyed bowling and golfing and later the less exerting video poker. He was a devoted member of the Wailuku Shingon Church for 50 years. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Ballard Family Mortuary Kahului at 9:30a.m. with service at 11:00a.m. Burial to follow on March 7, 2016 at 10:30a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Hiroshi is survived by his wife Tomoko Tokunaga; sons, Alan (Cheryl) Tokunaga, Roy (Nora) Tokunaga, Wayne (Amy) Tokunaga, Michael (Patricia) Tokunaga and Kenneth Tokunaga; grandchildren, Andrew Tokunaga, Chris Tokunaga, Damon Tokunaga, Kevin (Yun) Tokunaga, and Lori (Peter) Shen; great grandchildren, Alyssa Tokunaga and Sydney Shen; sister, Misao Wada. His positive thinking, cheerful voice, and caring spirit will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wailuku Shingon Mission, 1939 North St., Wailuku, HI 96793. Family requests aloha attire. Condolences may be sent to: Ballard Family Mortuary www.ballardfamilymortuaries. com

BONIFACIO “BONI” DONIOS

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

BONIFACIO BONI DONIOS Age 84, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 27, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born October 5, 1931 in Waipahu, HI. A U.S. Army Korean War veteran. A member and usher of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. An avid bowler, Barbers Point. He is survived by brothers, Ruben (Susan) Donios, Jon (Barbara) Donios; sisters, Salud "Sally" Herring, Theresa (Albert) Sanchez; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Mar. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Friday (Mar. 4) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 11:00 a.m.; Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers please.

Elizabeth Tyndale Livingston

Posted On February 28th, 2016 -

$nameELIZABETH TYNDALE LIVINGSTON Elizabeth (Beth) Anne Tyndale Livingston was called home into eternal life on January 22, 2016 in Bellingham, Washington at the age of 87. She was born on December 26, 1928 in Birmingham, Alabama, the daughter of Mr. Edward J. and Marcelle E. (Donaldson) Tyndale. Beth studied commerce at San Francisco State College. Both Beth and her husband, Ted Livingston attended Berkeley Baptist Divinity School prior to appointment by the American Baptist Foreign Society as missionaries to Japan in 1952. Upon completion of her missionary work in 1971, they moved to Hawaii where Beth taught elementary school in the Hawaii public schools. After retirement, Beth and Ted moved to Bellingham, WA. Beth became involved in a number of activities at the First Baptist Church of Bellingham. She was the Missions Coordinator, active in the American Baptist Women's Ministry, and served on the FBC Outreach Committee and the Futures Committee. She also served on the Christian Education Committee. At the Firs Conference Center in Bellingham, Beth was a Bible class teacher. She was also a member of the Whatcom Maritime Historical Society. Beth is survived by her three children: Thomas Livingston, Linda Donegan, and Mark Livingston, as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted, on March 30, 2009.

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