Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

GENEVIEVE P. SENAS

Posted On March 21st, 2013 -

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

HENRY K. IWASA

Posted On March 20th, 2013 -

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

JOSEPH F. MARTINEZ

Posted On March 20th, 2013 -

JOSEPH F. MARTINEZ Joseph F Martinez, best known as Joe Honolulu, passed away at his home in Everett, Washington on March 1, 2013.He was born in Honolulu to Lucea and the late Jose A. Martinez. He grew up in Kalihi Valley the eldest of seven children. After graduating from Farrington High he joined the Navy and served in Vietnam from June 1966 to September 1969. His last duty assignment was on the USS Hissem. He moved to Washington 17 years ago, immediately feeling at home. His true passion was motorcycles and was a member of NW Washington Victory Riders. He rode with anyone riding any make of motorcycle and always came home happy. He is survived by mother, Lucea; daughter, Dominique; son, Donovan; significant other of 21 years, Linda Strand; her son Shaun and family; and siblings, JoAnn Pagador, Beverly Glenn, Rudy Martinez, Marlyn Lewis, Shaleen Martinez, Arlene Martinez with their families and significant others. He never let cancer diminish living life to the fullest. His sense of humor and huge smile are memories we hold dear. Military honors were held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on Tuesday March 19th.

HOPE LEANN CASTILLO PAGLINAWAN

Posted On March 20th, 2013 -

HOPE LEANN CASTILLO PAGLINAWAN Age 13, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away March 3, 2013 in Las Vegas. Born March 26, 1999 in Las Vegas, NV. A student at Garside Jr. High School, Las Vegas, Nevada. She is survived by parents, Jesse Paglinawan & Cheryl Castillo-Paglinawan; sister, Peyton C. Paglinawan; paternal grand- parent, Leah Paglinawan; maternal grandparents, Epigenio & Teresita Bagaoisan; numerous aunts, uncles & cousins. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 26) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 27) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

BENNY J.O. FUENTES, SR.

Posted On March 20th, 2013 -

BENNY J.O. FUENTES, SR. Age 74, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 13, 2013 in Aiea. Born December 30, 1938 in Waipahu. He was a Steelworker for Hawaiian Western Steel. He is survived by daughters, Rochelle (Joe) MasMorell, Sherry Fuentes; sons, Benny Fuentes, Jr., Gerald Fuentes, Gordon (Erin Malia) Fuentes, Garrett Fuentes; sisters, Marylee Willis, Mildred Lani Ibous; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Sun. (3/24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service: 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Mon. (3/25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ALLAN H. RENTON

Posted On March 19th, 2013 -

ALLAN H. RENTON
Allan H. Renton of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at age 87. He was born in Honolulu on January 4, 1926, the son of Allan Renton and Floria Lachmund Renton. He is survived by one sister, June Renton Chambers, and his wife, Doris Davis Renton, plus his son, Allan D. Renton, daughter, June Renton, and granddaughter, Christine Renton Christensen. Growing up in Honolulu, Allan attended Punahou School until WWII erupted on December 7, 1941, which caused his parents to send him and his sister to the Mainland for safety and further schooling. After graduating from Tamalpais School for Boys in San Rafael, CA, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on a ship monitoring weather stations in the Pacific until his honorable discharge in 1946. Later he decided to pursue degrees in Chemistry and Business Administration so he moved to the California Bay Area to begin his studies at Menlo College in Menlo Park. While there he met his future wife Doris Davis of San Mateo. They married after his graduation and then set up housekeeping in Oakland, CA. so Allan could enroll at the University of California Berkeley. When he graduated in 1949 with a B.S. degree they moved to Honolulu and Allan began working for Hawaiian Gas Products. It was founded by his father in 1919 and became one of the oldest industrial companies in Hawaii, dealing mainly in industrial and Medical gases. In 1954 the name was changed to Gaspro, Ltd. Following his father’s death in 1974, Allan decided to sell the business while forming a new company, maintaining land ownership, in 1979. HGP, Inc., which later became Lenakona Development, Ltd., was managed by him along with son, Allan D. Renton. The Renton family ties to Hawaii went back to 1864 when Allan’s great-grandfather, James Renton, traveled from Nova Scotia, Canada and settled in Kohala, Hawaii where he rebuilt and managed the Union Sugar Mill. This early interest in Hawaii sugar was carried on by Allan’s grandfather, George Fullerton Renton, who moved from Kohala to Oahu and became manager of the Ewa Plantation in 1898 followed by his son, George F. Renton, Jr., in 1921 until 1937. As an avid golfer, Allan was a member of Oahu Country Club for a number of years. Later he joined Waialae Country Club where he enjoyed playing with many friends including the “Happy Hackers.” Also, as a member of the Pacific Club, Allan spent his lunch hours playing cribbage with friends in the card room. He will be remembered by family and friends alike for his joyful nature and love of storytelling. While he was involved with and supported many local charities and organizations, Allan favored Kapiolani Hospital/Medical Center, where he served on its Board of Directors for 26 years. The family requests that those wishing to honor Mr. Renton’s memory may send donations to Kapiolani Health Foundation, 55 Merchant St. 26th floor, Honolulu, HI 96813. Attention: Jeffrey Pederson.

JEANETTE MIEKO (SAKAI) GOOD

Posted On March 19th, 2013 -

JEANETTE MIEKO (SAKAI) GOOD
Mar 14, 1939 to March 19, 2008 Five years have now passed and my memories of Jeanette are stronger than the day she died. No one person could have given more of themself than Jeanette. She was a devout family member, routinely demonstrating her mettle to do what was right for her family, regardless of the time and effort it took to meet her personal satisfaction. This was shown for birthdays and all holidays during the year, but particularly the Christmas/New Year season. Jeanette was sought out by many due to her good deeds such as babysitting children at the drop of a hat; tutoring high school students in preparation for graduation; and gladly giving of her time in listening to others. Perhaps her most stunning achievement was rearing our children alone for more than six years during my military career for which she will never receive ample recognition. May God bless you Jeanette. I, along with Alissa, Stanley, and David, including their children, miss you so very, very much. She and our first born, Stephanie, are at peace in Punchbowl, the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu HI.

TERESA CAABAY VALDEZ

Posted On March 18th, 2013 -

TERESA CAABAY VALDEZ Age 86, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 20, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born June 17, 1926 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Member of San Antonio Association, and Narvacan Association. She is survived by husband, Zacarias D. Valdez; sons, Zacarias Valdez, Jr., Reynaldo “Rey” (Florence) Valdez; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (March 23) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JAMES IWAO HIRAI

Posted On March 18th, 2013 -

JAMES IWAO HIRAI Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away March 3, 2013 at Maunalani Nursing & Rehab Center. Born June 23, 1918 in Kauai. Original member of the 100th Infantry Battalion. He is survived by sons, Earl Hirai, Alan (Daphne Ikeda) Hirai, Calvin Hirai; daughter, Pamela Hirai 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday 3/23 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Committal service 9:30 a.m. Monday 3/25 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire.

DOLORES ESPEJO MIRAN

Posted On March 18th, 2013 -

DOLORES ESPEJO MIRAN
Age 83, of Ewa, Hawaii, passed away February 27, 2013 in Honolulu. Born December 21, 1929 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Laurito Miran; sons, Larry (Darlene) Miran, Laurito “Lawrence” Miran, Jr., Richard Miran, David (Jo-Ann) Miran; daughters, Elsie (Robert) Munetake, Lily (Royce) Ynigues, Doris Duque of CA; 11 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (March 22) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa); Mass 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

LINDA KAREN BIERIG (FREITAS DEMELLO)

Posted On March 18th, 2013 -

LINDA KAREN BIERIG (FREITAS DEMELLO) Age 61 of Honolulu, died March 5, 2013 at her home in Nanakuli. Mrs. Bierig was born in Honolulu and a long time resident of the Waianae Coast. She was a homemaker for most of her life and enjoyed the beach. She is survived by her beloved husband, Bobby Bierig of Okeene, Oklahoma; daughter, Christine Karen of Nanakuli and son, Anthony Harris (Tammy Malau’ulu) of Waianae; Stepson, Casey Bierig of Okeene, Oklahoma; Stepdaughter, Angel Bierig Dewitt of Okeene, Oklahoma; 5 Grandchildren, DeAnn Hall, Dwayne Hall Jr., Alana, Akoni, and Alekanekalia Harris and 2 Great Grandchildren, Diamond Holbron-Kealoha, and Emily Pimental; 4 sisters, Memory (Taulua) Pesamino, Bernadette (Homer) Keliiwaiwaiole, Norma Jean (Lonnie) Snyder, Patricia (Darrell) Yamane; brothers, Keoki (Kawehi Lum) and Kepa (Lindsey Kasperowicz); nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Linda (MaMa) loved her family and the outdoors. Her passion was the beach and enjoyed picking beach shells and fishing. She was a loving mother and wife; outgoing and free-spirited. Memorial services will be held on March 23, 2013 from 10am – 3pm at Lualualei beach park (Middle Park) in Waianae. Scattering of ashes will be held at sunset at Makaha Beach.

TADASHI KUNIMOTO

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

TADASHI KUNIMOTO
A service celebrating the life of Tadashi (Tad) Kunimoto was held on March 16 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Tad was born on March 16, 1928 in Kapapala, the island of Hawaii, to Masaki and Momoe Kunimoto. Through the love and sacrifice of his parents, Tad graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Engineering. In Ann Arbor, he met his future wife, Elizabeth (Liz) Nakaeda, and they were married upon their graduation and returned to Hawaii on February 6, 1953. Tad worked at Pearl Harbor, the Federal Aviation Administration, and M & E Pacific, and was a consultant in mechanical engineering. He was highly regarded by architects, engineers, and clients for his excellent work in the designs of systems and for his character that adhered to strict safety codes that affected the buildings for years to come. The North Star of Tad’s life was his commitment to God. For nearly half of his life, Tad had been a member of the Light of Awareness International Spiritual Family, headed by Divine Mother Audrey Kitagawa. He had the honor of traveling with Divine Mother and the Spiritual Family to Geneva and London, and to Ghana and Sri Lanka. On February 6, Tad and Liz celebrated their 60th, their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. On February 14, Valentine’s Day, Tad left the body, attended in love by Liz and his sons. Valentine’s Day was special to Tad, who always sent red roses to Liz, accompanied by an original poem. Carrying on his legacy of love are his wife, Liz; children, Lloyd (Kimi), Laverne (Dick Baker) and Brent (Cheryl); and five grandchildren, Daniel, Lili, Ben, Justin and Michelle.

BONIFACE STEPHEN KAUWEOKAOHELANI AIU SR.

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

BONIFACE STEPHEN KAUWEOKAOHELANI AIU SR.
Boniface Stephen Kauweokaohelani Aiu Sr. was a native Hawaiian of Kailua, Kona ma ka mokupuni o Keawe born on September 2, 1923. He graduated from Konawaena High School and sought higher education on O’ahu. He started in the Fire Department in 1942 as a hose man and retired in 1980 as the Fire Chief. Boniface had five children with Margaret Maiki Aiu, hula master – Karen, Boniface Jr. (deceased), Coline, Guy and Scott. He also had one brother Francis of the Honolulu Fire Department (deceased) and sister Annie Nobriga. He enjoyed his grandchildren and especially his great-grand- children. Special mahalo to Jane and the entire Fellmeth Family. He gives a special mahalo piha loa to caregivers, Bernie Kubo; Bennet Namahoe; Christine Silva and Dalyn. Chief Aiu peacefully passed on February 27, 2013 at the age of 89. Visitation will be at 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. at Hale Kinai Ahi 636 South Street on March 24, 2013. Services to follow.

LEONARDA M. RUBONAL

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

LEONARDA M. RUBONAL Age 80, of Honolulu, passed away February 7, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born January 17, 1933 in Waialua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband, Pablo B. Rubonal; sons, Bernard Rubonal, Felix Rubonal, Philip Rubonal, Rodney (Deborah) Kobayakawa; daughters, Zenaida Ferreira, Yolanda (Keith) Ogata; brother, Lee (June) Valenciano; sister, Mary Acosta; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday 3/21 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Flowers Welcome.

KEITH MAMORU YAMAMOTO

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

KEITH MAMORU YAMAMOTO
Keith Mamoru Yamamoto, 82, of Pearl City passed away March 2, 2013. He is survived by wife Nancy, daughters Teresa (Melvin) Sakurada and Sheila Yamamoto, grand- daughter Grace Sakurada, sister Gladys Sallas, brothers George (Sue), Richard (Carol), and Dr. Steven (Doreen) Yamamoto, and many loving family and friends. He was born in New Mill, Kauai, was a retired pharmaceutical representative for Pfizer, President of the Shiatsu Therapeutic Association of America, and member of the Thursday Golf Club-MSRH. Keith had a way with people and will be truly missed and always in our hearts. Visitation, Sunday, March 24, 2013 noon at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at 1pm. Casual attire. No flowers.

HELEN LAHELA STONE

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

HELEN LAHELA STONE
Helen Lahela Stone, “Tutu”, passed away on March 4, 2013 in Kailua Hospice Care Home. She was born on January 10, 1923 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a retired bartender and a child care provider. She is survived by aunt, Helen “Aunty Lady” Solomon Kamana; sister, Anita Denning; brother, Earl Kalani Simerson; children, Joseph Raymond K. Lui (Agnes), Henry C. Lui (Sharon), Violet Lui-Frank (David), Isaac S. Lui (Suzanne), Adam P. Lui (Anna), Allan Lui (partner, Kehau). Also survived by Dawn Lui, mother of three of her grandchildren; 16 grand- children; 21 great-grand- children; and 3 great-great grandchildren; many nephews and nieces, especially Kevin Denning (Keko); hanai grand- sons, Jacob and Luke Tobias; beloved friends Leland Tobias (Tracy), Gary Moore (Dale), and the families in the Keaniani Street Lane. Her wishes were to be cremated; Services to be held in the Chapel at Oahu Cemetery, Nuuanu on March 22, 2013 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aloha Attire. Her ashes will be scattered on March 23, 2013 at Kailua Beach (Lanikai Boat Ramp) at 10 a.m.

PURIFICATION C. MOSTOLES

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

PURIFICATION C. MOSTOLES Age 88, of San Jose, CA, passed away February 16, 2013 at Regional Medical Center, CA. Born November 2, 1924 in Tayug, Philippines. Retired housekeeper from the Gateway Hotel. She is survived by sons, Winniefredo Palma, Arthur Palma, Mario Palma, Reynaldo Palma; daughters, Evelyn Manuel, Marichu Manaois, Dorotea DeVera Palma. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday 3/22 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JAMES IWAO HIRAI

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

JAMES IWAO HIRAI Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away March 3, 2013 at Maunalani Nursing & Rehab Center. Born June 23, 1918 in Kauai. Original member of the 100th Infantry Battalion. He is survived by sons, Earl Hirai, Alan (Daphne Ikeda) Hirai, Calvin Hirai; daughter, Pamela Hirai 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday 3/23 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Committal service 9:30 a.m. Monday 3/25 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire.

ROBERT VILLANUEVA

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

ROBERT VILLANUEVA
Age 74, of Kapolei, HI, passed away February 19, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born June 5, 1938 in Honolulu, HI. A member of the Carpenter’s Union; and employed by The Public Works Center at Pearl Harbor. He is survived by brother, Raymond Villanueva; sisters, Florence Tecson, Virginia Damaso, Cynthia Drew. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 20) at St. Jude Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei); Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SADAO TACHIBANA

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

SADAO TACHIBANA July 11, 1924 March 7, 2013 Sadao (Sam) was born on Lanai, raised in Kaunakakai, Molokai, and lived most of his adult life in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, “H” Company in 1943. Returning from the war he met and married the former Mitsuko Haraguchi, who predeceased him. He was employed by Orchid Isle Auto Center. He was an active member of the Kinoole Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He passed away peacefully in Mililani at the age of 88. Sadao is survived by daughters Gail Tachibana and Merle Yusi, wife of Col (ret) Michael Yusi, grandsons Sadao Ross (Rosa) Narikiyo and Dustin (Laudena Guzman-Perez) Narikiyo, and great grand- children Payton, Karsten and Rayna. Also surviving are his sisters Doris Kanemitsu, Betsy (Larry) Irei and Dorothy English and brother Walter (Sandra) Matsumoto. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Mililani Memorial Park Mauka Chapel at 10:30 am. Visitation begins at 9:30 am. Burial will be private in Hilo. Casual attire, no flowers and no monetary offering, please.

VIOLET SAU GEN CHUNG

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

In Loving Memory VIOLET SAU GEN CHUNG
April 9, 1928 – March 17, 2011 We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, And days before that too. Your memory is our keepsake, With which we’ll never part. God has you in his keeping, We have you in our hearts. Cherishing the memories, Your Loving Family

TOYOKO AJIFU

Posted On March 17th, 2013 -

TOYOKO AJIFU February 19, 2013 Toyoko Ajifu, 86, died in Kaneohe on February 19, 2013. Her family is Laura Fok, the late Clayton Ajifu (Liz), Sharon Gibo (John), Aileen Ogimachi, Michael Ajifu (Colleen), and Lois Shimada (Jeff). She has 10 grand- children and 11 great grand- children. Services will be Friday, March 22, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary at 6:00 p.m. Visitation at 5:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

JEAN F. CORNUELLE

Posted On March 16th, 2013 -

JEAN F. CORNUELLE Age 90, passed away March 5, 2013, in Honolulu. Born May 10, 1922, in San Diego, California. Wife of the late Herbert C. Cornuelle. She loved travel, learning, community-building, cooking, bridge, and tennis. She was devoted to her family and a large circle of treasured friends. Her friendships spanned cultures, societal groups, and generations of families. Community involvement included the Red Cross, Garden Club, Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, and Hawaii Public Radio, among others. Everyone appreciated her wisdom, insight, and humor. She was known for her forthrightness and rumored to be opinionated. Services will be private. Donations may be made to Punahou School, Nature Conservancy, Hawaii Pacific University, or Honolulu Academy of Arts.

Daniel H. Matthews

Posted On March 16th, 2013 -

DANIEL H. MATTHEWS Mar. 3, 2013 Daniel H. Matthews, 87, of Honolulu, a 2LT retired Special Forces, Army Veteran, also 25 years of devoted service in the Internal Revenue Service, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Donna; and son Daniel; and sister Joyce. Burial: 1pm at Punch Bowl National Cemetery. Aloha attire.

JUANITA B. VINCENT

Posted On March 16th, 2013 -

JUANITA B. VINCENT Juanita Beatrice Vincent, 97, died on March 7, 2013 in Yucaipa, California. Juanita B. Vincent was born October 9, 1915 in West Covina, California, and was a resident of Yucaipa, California. Juanita, with her husband Eldon, pioneered and/or pastored churches in Lancaster, Ocean Beach, and Santa Monica, California, Quincy, Massachusetts, and Honolulu, Hawaii. They brought the Lancaster and Ocean Beach churches into the Assemblies of God. In their later years they rescued many churches from closing in several California cities. They were the first appointed Assemblies of God missionaries to Hawaii and founded the central church in Honolulu in 1947, by winning individuals and families to Christ. They also started outstations in other Oahu cities that later flourished into churches. Juanita taught music, English, and many Bible courses in the Aloha Bible Institute which they founded to train men and women throughout the Pacific for ministry. She was an accomplished concert pianist and vibraphonist. She founded and organized Aloha Bookstore, actively participated in many mission trips to Pacific and Asian nations, and gave selflessly of her time as mother, pastor’s wife and Bible teacher. She was well known for her cooking and sewing creations. She also became known for her extensive knowledge and insight as a Bible scholar. She supported HELP Pacific, Inc., a missions organization they founded to meet health, educational, and spiritual needs in many Pacific island nations. Aloha Kindergarten and Grade School were also founded to provide Christian childhood education. She obtained a B.A. in Theology with honors in 1937 from L.I.F.E. Bible College, the forerunner of Life Pacific College. She was ordained with the Fourquare Denomination in 1937, then later was ordained with the Assemblies of God. She received her Master’s in Theology in 1989 from the California Graduate School of Theology. She was faithful to God’s calling for almost 77 years, and was a member of Yucaipa First Assembly her last fourteen years. She is survived by her son, Joel A.Vincent of Yucaipa, California, two daughters: Donna Faith Griffin of Seattle, Washington, and Marilyn Hope of Yucaipa, California, and two grandchildren, Jason Jonathan and Jeramie Joy Griffin. Visitation Monday, March 18, 2~13, at 9:00am followed by the funeral service at 10:00am, both at Yucaipa First Assembly, 12226 2″ St, Yucaipa, California. Interment will be at Oakdale Memorial Park 1401 s. Grand Ave, Glendora, California. Arrangements were entrusted to Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, California

EMIKO PHILLIPS

Posted On March 16th, 2013 -

EMIKO PHILLIPS Age 82, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 14, 2013 in Honolulu. Born September 11, 1930 in Yokohama, Japan. She is survived by husband, Edward R. Phillips; son, James (Rachel) Phillips; daughters, Terry Ann (Darren) Tamekazu of Kauai, HI, Mary Ann (Nick) James of WA; sisters, Fumie, Kazuyo, Ikuyo of Japan; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Private Services held.

TOMAS “TOM” DURAN TUNGPALAN

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

TOMAS TOM DURAN TUNGPALAN Age 65, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 18, 2013 in Aiea. Born October 11, 1947 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Employed at Monsanto Haleiwa. He is survived by wife, Virginia M. Tungpalan; son, Themy (Grace) Tungpalan; daughters, Mary Ann (Arjay) Corpuz, Marnelli (Ismael) Agulay; 4 grandchildren; sisters, Teresita (Dionicio) Cabingan, Pacita (Nestor) Estor. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (March 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (March 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MANUEL “MANNY” SAGUCIO BUTAC

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

MANUEL MANNY SAGUCIO BUTAC Age 66, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 4, 2013 in Aiea. Born May 3, 1946 in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Was employed at Robert M Kaya Builders. Instructor for Construction Academy at Nanakuli Middle and High School. Member of First Assembly of God, Red Hill. He is survived by wife, Sharon M. Butac; son, Michael Butac; daughters, Shari (Mark) Sugai, Tiffany Butac; 5 grandchildren; sisters, Presentation (Wesley) Apo, Cion (James) O’Sullivan. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

CLARENCE M.C. LIU

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF CLARENCE M.C. LIU
Passed away and returned Home to his Heavenly Father on March 8, 2013 at Pohai Nani Retirement Center, Kaneohe, at the age of 96. He enjoyed 42 years of retirement proudly surpassing his 30 year HPD career! He is survived by wife Harriet, daughter Paula, a retired California educator, favorite and only grandson Micah Smith, and sons Dan (named for his uncle, and former HPD chief) a retired Menlo Park, California police sergeant and Clarence Jr., a retired hospice chaplain. In November 1941 just before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he joined the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) at the starting salary of $158 a month. In his early years, he served in patrol, Vice, Records (doing fingerprinting), Traffic Accident Investigation, and the detective division. Dad received a Fellowship in 1952 to study traffic and police administration at Northwestern University outside Chicago. Soon he became a Captain, first for Plans, Research & Training and later for traffic. In 1966 he became Assistant Chief responsible for the Administrative Bureau. Dad’s drive for excellence and professional development were recognized by his being selected for Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program conducted in Hawaii. Dad retired in 1971, capping a 30 year career. Retirement became a time to pursue his passions for music, yard work and walking the beaches daily with his wife. He was an avid musician, a church organist for St. Anthony’s, a bassist for a “five-piece band” called the Makai Strings, and a key-board serenader for diners at Pohai Nani. Most of all, he enjoyed fine dining with his family to celebrate the seasons of our lives. Dad, we will always remember your strong and quiet presence, the faith you embodied, and the generous spirit with which you touched us all. Services will be held on Wednesday, March 20th at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Kailua. Visitation: 10 am; Memorial Service: 11 am and luncheon to follow. Inurnment: Private at Hawaiian Memorial. Casual attire. In lieu of gifts, donations may be made to the Honolulu Police Relief Association and/or Hospice Hawaii. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com

DOROTHY F. TOKISHI

Posted On March 14th, 2013 -

DOROTHY F. TOKISHI Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away March 7, 2013 in Honolulu. Born September 4, 1922 in Hakalau, Hawaii. Retired Licensed Practical Nurse from Shriners Hospital She is survived by husband, Kenneth Tokishi; sons, Kenneth (Carol) Tokishi, Jr., Gordon Tokishi; sister, Mildred Shima; 4 grandchildren; 1 great- grandchild. Private services were held. NO monetary condolences.


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