Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

BENJAMIN POLICAR JOCO

Posted On March 16th, 2014 -

3-16 BENJAMIN JOCOBENJAMIN POLICAR JOCO Benjamin “Ben” Policar Joco of Waipahu, died 19 days shy of his 80th Birthday on February 23, 2014 in Honolulu. He was born on March 13, 1934 in Naic, Cavite Philippines. Benjamin was the fifth of nine children of the late Francisco Pareja Joco and Marcela Cailao Policar Joco. He was a retired veteran of the United States Navy and a retired welder with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He had dedicated more than 40 years of Federal Service combined. Ben had many talents. He was a handyman and gardener who liked to share the fruits of his labor with friends, neighbors, and strangers. He loved to watch sports, being especially enthusiastic about boxing and basketball. He was a long time parishioner of Holy Family Church and a member of Hawaiian Lodge Free and Accepted Mason. His greatest passion was his family, whom he adored and was proud of. He was his granddaughters greatest playmate and hero. He was a generous and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Ben was a man of few words but his actions were compassionate and sincere. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Felicisima Jocson Joco, daughter Jessamine Joco Songheng (David), son Jeremy Joco (Vena) and granddaughters Jestine, Valerie,’Vanessa, Olivia and Francheska. He is also survived by his sister Julia P. Joco and brothers Rustico P. Joco (Nita) and Avelino P. Joco (Cristina) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother, Geronimo P. Joco, and sisters Ignacia J. Odvina, Leonisa P. Joco, Nieves J. Manalo and Ester J. Pabiton. A celebration of Ben’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Holy Family Church, 830 Main St., Honolulu, Hawaii. Gathering and Visitation will begin at 8:30 am, followed by Mass at 10:00 am. Internment will be at 11:30 am at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Lunch reception to follow.

GRACE DEISSLER KING

Posted On March 16th, 2014 -

3-16 609847   Grace KingGRACE DEISSLER KING Was born June 29, 1925 in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, to William and Grace Ethel Deissler. She had a sister Lillian who was five years older and a brother William Jr., three years older, both of whom have predeceased her. She graduated from Springfield, PA High School in 1943 with honors, lettering in hockey, basketball, track and acrobatics. Grace graduated from Bucknell University in 1947 where she was Editor of the yearbook , a Member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and played varsity field hockey, basketball, and volleyball. Grace achieved the distinction of being appointed to the Mortar Board (with pin). In addition she was chosen by the University to live with five outstanding seniors in Honor House and amazingly has kept in touch with all of them for seventy years. She majored in Psychology & Sociology, appeared in Who’s Who Among American College & University Students and graduated Cum Laude in 1947. Grace immediately went to work for the Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Assistance near Norristown as a social worker. In 1950 she married Dr. Heinz Gronau, moved to Middletown., Connecticut and had three children; Kurt, Gwen and Gail. Grace was active in community affairs, including volunteering at the State Mental Hospital as well as being a Member of AUW and the League of Women Voters. In Middletown, as part of the work she did with the State Mental Hospital, Grace provided a home for two women as a “nanny” to her young children–a testament to her commitment to mental health and bettering her community. In 1965 Grace and her family moved to Honolulu, HI. She returned to work as a social worker with the State of Hawaii, where she worked on welfare and child abuse cases. In 1967 she was chosen to be one of four social workers to be in the first child protective services unit. In 1970, while working for the State, she was honored with a stipend to return to higher education at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa where she received a Masters in Social Services, graduating Cum Laude two years later. Grace was divorced in 1972 and later married Leonard King. In 1977 she transferred to the State’s Department of Education to work as a School Social Worker and retired in 1980. During her lifetime she travelled extensively throughout the world, but remained in Honolulu, Hawai’i where she was very happy with Leonard, her children and grandchildren (and one great-grandchild). Grace was pre-deceased by Leonard King in 2007 Grace is survived by her three children, The Hon. Kurt A. Gronau, Gwen Pacarro and Gail E. Brown; five grand-children; Jason (“Kahi”) Pacarro, Noel Pacarro Brown, Amanda L. Gronau, Steven and Emily Brown and her great-grandchild, Gabriel A. Brown. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Elk’s Club Waikiki. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m. and ashes will be scattered thereafter.

OSAMU HARADA

Posted On March 16th, 2014 -

3-16 OSAMU HARADAOSAMU HARADA 83, passed away August 29, 2013, at the Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina and was a retiree of Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate. After retirement he did volunteer work at the Hawaii Foodbank, Catholic Charities, and the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program. He is survived by his wife Edith; daughter Ann Harada, son-in-law Peter Litman and grandson Elvis Harada Litman. Visitation at 4pm; memorial service at 5pm on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire; no monetary or floral offerings, please.

GLEN KAZUTO OKAMURA

Posted On March 16th, 2014 -

GLEN KAZUTO OKAMURA Age 87, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 25, 2014 in Aiea. Born December 28, 1926 in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife, Kiku Okamura; sons, Gene (Emi) Okamura, Jon (Diana) Okamura; daughter, Lori (Joseph) Gaynor; 6 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (March 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

RONALD THOMAS MATA

Posted On March 16th, 2014 -

3-16 RONALD MATA 0000609649-01RONALD THOMAS MATA 69, retired from the Honolulu Advertiser. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii and is survived by brother Henry Mata Jr., Sisters Moani Dumaoal, & Pauline Naumu. Visitation Saturday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Oahu Cemetery Services at 11:30 a.m.

SHARON SACHIKO YOSHIURA

Posted On March 16th, 2014 -

3-16 SHARON YOSHIURASHARON SACHIKO YOSHIURA Beloved Sharon Sachiko Yoshiura passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Sharon was born on July 22, 1949, the third of four children and attended St. Andrew’s Priory and the University of Hawaii, earning a Master’s Degree in English. She was also awarded a Rotary Club scholarship to travel abroad, studying in Frieberg, Germany for one year. Sharon was a dedicated employee and member advocate at HMSA for 33 years and an active member of the Lion’s Club. Hawaiian at heart, she was a student of hula, and cherished her kumu and the hula family of Aunty Maiki Aiu. She most enjoyed her vast backyard garden sanctuary where she planted native plants, working with her hands, and sitting under her favorite tree. Sharon is survived by husband Glen, and sons Blake and Daniel. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Dorothy Matsuura and Takeshi Matsuura, and brother, Alan Matsuura. A celebration of life will take place at Nu’uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary on Saturday March 22, 2014. Visitation at 4 p.m. Service at 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

ROLAND MILNER HO, SR.

Posted On March 16th, 2014 -

ROLAND MILNER HO, SR. 66, of Kaimuki, died on Feb. 26, 2014 in his home in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu and retired as a supervisor at Love’s Bakery. Preceded in death by his wife Cynthia Ho, and brother Raymond Ho, Jr. He is survived by his wife M.J. Ho; daughters Carmela (Annette Haaff) Ho, Colette (Gary) Higgins, Candace; son Roland Jr (Millie).; granddaughter Shyla Ho; grandsons James Higgins and Clarynz Kuroiwa; great-granddaughter Athena Medeiros; brother Russell Ho; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. He has touched all of his extended family of 6 step children and 16 step grand- children. Celebration of life: Saturday, March 22, 2014 beginning at 10am at St. Patrick’s Church in Kaimuki, casual attire, Mass at 11am, with reception to follow.

PATRICIA ANN MOLALE

Posted On March 16th, 2014 -

PATRICIA ANN MOLALE March 6, 2014 79, of Honolulu, a secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Salt Lake City. She is survived by husband Steven, sons Brett and Kevin, brothers Kenneth and Robert Smith, sister Marian Parry and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai Chapel, 219 Lunalilo Home Road. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

ARNOLD H. SHIMIZU

Posted On March 15th, 2014 -

ARNOLD H. SHIMIZU Age 84, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 13, 2014 in Honolulu. Born January 15, 1930 in Honolulu, HI. Arnold was a Korean War veteran and the proprietor of KSC TV. He was a former pitcher with Asahi Athletics team and member of the Tel-Ray Golf Club. He is survived by wife, Nancy S. Shimizu; sons, Mark Y. (Leona) Shimizu, Don M. (Lynn) Shimizu; brother, Fred K. Shimizu; sisters, Mitsue “Florence” Hashimoto, Betty Tanaka; 3 granddaughters; 4 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.

Richard Hiroshi Akiyama

Posted On March 15th, 2014 -

3-15 609218 Richard AkiyamaIN MEMORIAM RICHARD HIROSHI AKIYAMA July 7, 1927 – March 15, 2013 A passionate and devoted educator. A brilliant and generous man. In Loving Memory

BLAZA MALICAY TALENS

Posted On March 15th, 2014 -

BLAZA MALICAY TALENS Age 90, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 21, 2014 in Aiea. Born February 2, 1924 in Kahuku, Oahu. She is survived by sons, Sanny (Bernadette) Talens, Larry (Nene) Talens, Jaylan (Jocelyn) Talens, Felimon (Elizabeth) Clarido; daughters, Manolita (Johny) Banawa, Elizabeth (Edgardo) Banawa, Baby Mary Luz (Fernando) Makinano, Susan (Rico) Jimenez, Sally (Eugene) Felix, Lina Ann Mansayon; 37 grand- children; 77 great-grand- children; 7 great-great-grand- children. Visitaiton 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (March 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

VIRGINIA MAGAOAY

Posted On March 15th, 2014 -

VIRGINIA MAGAOAY Age 85, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away January 17, 2014 in Wahiawa, HI. Born April 26, 1928 in Waimanalo, HI. She is survived by daughters, Cresencia Rulloda, Esther Magaoay, Erica Tate, Kainoa Rodriguez; sons, Victorino Magaoay, Larry Magaoay, Kamana Magaoay; 6 grand- children; 18 great-grand- children; 2 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (March 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Billie Lea Piianaia

Posted On March 15th, 2014 -

3-15 611004   Billie Lea PiianaiaBILLIE LEA PIIANAIA 73, of Honolulu, a retired educator for the state Department of Education died on February 2, Super Bowl Sunday. Billie was born on August 9, 1941, in Modesto, Calif. to William (Bill) and Eileen Tanson. Billie grew up in Modesto and graduated from Downey HS. She excelled in everything she did and was very popular and liked by those around her. She was a member of the girl’s drill team, Horseman’s Club, and selected to be the Homecoming Queen her senior year. Billie enjoyed horseback riding at the Tanson Ranch in Elk Creek, Calif. and water-skiing on the lake behind brother Cal’s boat. Like her father Bill, the most outstanding athlete at his high school, Billie was the outstanding athlete at her high school. She was competitive at every sport she played but fun and sportsmanship were important to her. She was very good on horses, outstanding at water-skiing, very good at snow-skiing, a good volleyball player, a darn good golfer, and a better tennis player. Billie worked at the Richard’s Street YWCA in Honolulu in the education department. From the YWCA, Billie took a position as a health/PE teacher with the DOE. She was assigned to schools in the Windward District but considered Kailua Intermediate her home. She completed a long career with the DOE as a Health Specialist, working out of the Koko Head Complex. Though retired, Billlie participated in several community organizations. A favorite is the Emeritus Program at Honolulu Community College where she volunteered to teach computer classes to senior citizens. Billie loved hiking with the “Over The Hill Gang”, playing league and social tennis with players of all ages, and finally learning and playing the card game bridge. Bridge not only became a passion, it made many new friends in her life. Billie married Gordon Piianaia. Hokule’a veteran captain, on February 23, 1968, in the chapel at Stanford University. Settling in Honolulu, she became the mother of St. Chad Kalilioku and Dr. Christopher Kaliko (Dr. Anna Lisa) Piianaia. Grand-children include Matthew, Kekoa, Kalei, Sadie, Ian, Isabella, and three great-grandchildren. Billie is also survived by brothers Cal and Mike (Lida). Hanai family include daughter Rosie Vera Cruz and sistahs Liane Corbelli, Ivanelle Hoe, and Flora Tchong (Tahiti). Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 22 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Service: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

VICENTE “VINCE” CABASAG

Posted On March 14th, 2014 -

VICENTE VINCE CABASAG Age 83, of Wahiawa, HI, Vicente was surrounded by love as he passed away on February 11, 2014 to be with the Lord. He is now dancing with his wife, Juanita in heaven and son, Michael Cabasag. Born February 16, 1930 in Kahuku, HI. He was a retired US Army Veteran and US Postal Service worker. Member of The Knights of Columbus, Filipino Catholic Club and Schofield Retired Bowling League. He is survived by daughters, Bernadette “Bernie” Lanet, Jennifer Cabasag, Vanessa (Kimo) Markle, Verna (Larry) Cass, Pamela (Rob) Morrow; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grand- children; brother, Charles “Kit” Cabasag of CA; sister, Dinah Van Winkle; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Friday (March 21) at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ALLEN DAT CHO CHUN

Posted On March 14th, 2014 -

ALLEN DAT CHO CHUN Our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great- grandfather passed away Feb. 10, 2014, at the age of 90. The third child and first son, Allen was a kind man with a gentle, loving spirit and contagious smile. He was a gentleman – always gracious, welcoming, inclusive and generous. A Farrington High School graduate, Allen worked as a painter for his father. In 1945, he volunteered for the U.S. Army, and for nearly 18 months was stationed in Yokohama, Japan. Upon his return to the Islands, Allen served as a painter for the Federal Government, and rose through the ranks to later become a paint supervisor in charge of Public Works Center Paint Shop. In his retired years, Allen enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, playing volleyball, golfing, reading his favorite Western novels and was an active member of Kau Tom Post American Legion and Farrington High School Alumni, class of 1941. Allen is survived by wife Martha; sons Randall (Cheryl) and Eldon (Brad); daughter Allene (Raymond) ; brother Wallace (Theresa); grandsons Holo and Ala; grand- daughters Haku, Alana and Haunuu; great-grandson Cody; granddogs Mana, Nahe and Kea; and great-granddog Oreo. Taoist funeral service at Diamond Head Memorial Park on Friday, March 21, 2014. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Services 10:30 a.m. Burial noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Cipriano “Tony” A.P. Herrera, Sr.

Posted On March 13th, 2014 -

3-13  609002 Cipriano HerreraCIPRIANO A.P. HERRERA, SR. TONY It’s been a year, Dad. We miss you. We love you. You will always be remembered…

ROSELLE “MASING” MARCIE CAMEROS

Posted On March 13th, 2014 -

3-13 ROSELLE CAMEROSROSELLE MASING MARCIE CAMEROS Age 80, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 10, 2014 in Honolulu. Born August 9, 1933 in Wahiawa, HI. She is survived by sons, Radford (Nida) Cameros, Craig (Cheryl) Cameros, Carl “Tinsley” (Dana) Cameros; daughters, Trophine “Girlie” (Blaine) Nuuhiwa, Leila Cameros; brothers, Rodney (Sharon) Gabalis, Allen (Fely) Gabalis, Andy (Ardie) Gabalis; sisters, Carmella Canio, Bernice (Glen) Bosque of Maui, Vivian (Russell) Comeau of Minn.; 8 granchildren; great-grand- children. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (March 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Monday (March 17) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church; (1403 A California Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 11 a.m. Committal Service 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

EVELYN HOFFMAN

Posted On March 13th, 2014 -

3-13 EVELYN HOFFMAN B&WEVELYN HOFFMAN Evelyn May Hoffman passed away at Hale Nani Rehabilitation Center in Honolulu on February 27, 2014. She was born in Honolulu on May 23, 1922. She attended Maryknoll School and was involved with the school and the Sacred Heart Church community for many years. Some of the greatest enjoyment she had in life was working with young people, particularly with the Brownies and Girl Scouts for whom she was a troop leader for over fifty years. She was preceded in death by her husband John W. Hoffman, Jr. in 1993. She is survived by her brother James Rapoza of Santa Clara, California, a daughter Roberta Hoffman, also at Hale Nani, a son John W. Hoffman, III of Quincy, California, a son Michael in Peterborough, England, a daughter Patricia Susan Churchill, of Houston, Texas, plus nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren in California, Colorado, and England. A funeral service will be conducted at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1701 Wilder Avenue, on Wednesday, March 19, at 9:15 AM. Aloha attire please.

JOAN B. SCHULTZ

Posted On March 13th, 2014 -

3-13 JOAN SCHULTZJOAN B. SCHULTZ Ended her nearly six year fight against breast cancer when she passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Saint Francis Hospice, Manoa Cottages in Kaimuki. Joan was born in Buffalo, N.Y., the only child of Franklin and Albertine Baehre. She and her mother moved to Miami, where Joan graduated from Miami High School before enrolling at Bob Jones University, majoring in Radio Production and Elementary Education and graduating with a BA and MA. Joan met her husband, Paul O. Schultz at College and moved to Southern California where she worked for Young and Rubicam Advertising Agency. Joan and Paul moved to Honolulu in 1964, where she worked with Pan Am, first in reservations and then in sales administration for 26 years. She then worked the same length of time in administration at Reyn-Spooner, until the end of January 2014. A Celebration of her life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Ko’olau, on Saturday morning, March 15, at 10 a.m. Charitable donations may be given to First Presbyterian Church Music Department in her honor. Punchbowl Cemetery services will be held Tuesday, March 18, at 11:30 a.m. Joan was an incredibly strong, capable and gracious woman who is so missed by her devoted husband and many friends.

BEVERLY DAMON

Posted On March 13th, 2014 -

BEVERLY DAMON Celebration of Life Moanalua Gardens Chinese Hall Sunday, March 16, 2014 4 pm

EMMA CLARIN VENTURA

Posted On March 13th, 2014 -

3-13  EMMA VENTURAEMMA CLARIN VENTURA Age 54, of North Las Vegas, passed away February 8, 2014. Born March 13, 1959 in Macugay, Ballesteros, Cagayan, Philippines. Emma graduated from Leilehua High School and later Kapiolani community College to become a Certified Nurse Assistant. She is survived by mother, Estella; son, Michael (Danielle); daughter, Melodee (Jesse) Rincon; 5 grandchildren; brothers, Agripino (Kathleen), Eduardo, Andres (Beth), Nelson (Mary), Daniel (Lynn); sisters, Aurelia (Nemesio) Colcol, Myrna (Mariano, Sr.) Olivas, Teresita (Nicanor) Quebral, Remedios (Edward) Ventura. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (March 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (March 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Edward Like

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

3-12 609737 Edward LikeEDWARD LIKE July 6, 1925 – March 2, 2014 On March 2, 2014 surrounded at home, by his family at his bedside, Edward Like, 88, went home to be with our Lord. This remarkable husband and father was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is the 9th of 14 siblings. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Lorraine, his four children Elwood “Woody” (Linda), Elvin (Gloria), Eldred (Kaimi), and Elnette (Brett) Metcalf of Carson City. He loved all of his 10 grand- children, and adored his 13 great grand-children. Private services will be held at a later date in Honolulu, Hawaii.

CLEMENTE “CLEM” DELOS REYES ESTEBAN

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

CLEMENTE CLEM DELOS REYES ESTEBAN Age 80, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 26, 2014 in Aiea. Born November 25, 1933 in Sarat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Halekulani Hotel. He is survived by wife, Clarita L. Esteban; brothers, Rodolfo (Elsa Ayson) Esteban, Alexander (Amelyn Gomez) Esteban, Noel (Emelda) Esteban; daughters, Editha Esteban, Annalisa Esteban (Alex Fernandez); 7 grandchildren; sister, Basil Ballesteros. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (March 17) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Program 10:00 a.m. Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

EMMA CLARIN VENTURA-CLAWSON

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

3-12  EMMA VENTURA-CLAWSONEMMA CLARIN VENTURA-CLAWSON Age 54, of North Las Vegas, passed away February 8, 2014 in San Diego, CA. Born March 13, 1959 in Cagayan, Philippines. Emma graduated from Leilehua High School and later Kapiolani Community College to become a Certified Nurse Assistant. She is survived by mother, Estella Clarin Ventura; son, Michael (Danielle) Ventura; daughter, Melodee (Jesse) Rincon; 5 grandchildren; brothers, Agripino (Kathleen) Ventura, Eduardo Ventura, Andres (Beth) Ventura, Sr., Nelson (Mary) Ventura, Daniel (Lynn) Ventura; sisters, Aurelia (Nemesio) Colcol, Myrna (Mariano, Sr.) Olivas, Teresita (Nicanor) Quebral, Remedios Ventura (Edward Sutton). Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (March 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (March 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Cynthia Wai Kin (Chun) Saiki

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

3-12 607661 Cynthia SaikiCYNTHIA WAI KIN (CHUN) SAIKI Services for Cynthia Wai Kin (Chun) Saiki, 74, of Killeen, Texas, will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 15, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 720 N. King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the church prior to the service. Mrs. Saiki died February 15, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 13, 1939. Known to her friends and family as “Kina”, Cindy Saiki graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1957 and from the University of Hawaii in 1961. She taught at McKinley and Waipahu High Schools before marrying her high school sweetheart, Owen H. Saiki, on June 24, 1962. She travelled the world and the United States as a proud Army wife and mother of four before settling with her family in Killeen, Texas, in 1978. She was a faithful Roosevelt High School Rough Riders alumna. Mrs. Saiki was employed with the Killeen Independent School District in Killeen, Texas. After 17 years in KISD, she retired to spend more time travelling with her family and spoiling her 7 grandchildren and her 2 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father, Wallace Bo Wah Chun of Honolulu, and her son-in-law, Russell F. Overheu, of Austin, TX. She is survived by her mother, Ethel S.D. Chun, of Honolulu; husband, Owen Hidetaka Saiki; brother, Mr. Stephen K. H. (Candace Wilkins) Chun of California; two nieces, Lindsey and Sasha Chun; daughters, Mrs. Martin (Shellie Mei) Campos and Mrs. Timothy (Stephanie Li-Ann) Young both of Harker Heights, TX; Mrs. Russell (Stacie Linn) Overheu of Austin, TX; and son, Mr. Scott (Sylvia Guerrero) Saiki of Killeen, TX; seven grandchildren: Brandon Anthony Campos, Mrs. John (Brittany Marie) Leach, Zachary Michael Young, Jacob Scott Young, Daniel Christopher Young, Sarah Alexis Saiki, Steven Bo Saiki, and two great-grandchildren, MeiLinn Li-Ann and Mai-Lee Ann Campos-Leach. To read more about Cindy’s wonderful life, please visit her online memorial at www.dignitymemorial.com Cynthia Saiki, TX. Aloha Attire. No flowers.

MARY ETSUKO KONO

Posted On March 11th, 2014 -

MARY ETSUKO KONO Age 88, of Pearl City, HI, passed away February 23, 2014 in Pearl City. Born April 1, 1925 in Puuloa, HI. Preceded in death by daughter, Luana Hegwood. She is survived by husband, Hiroshi Kono; sons, Elray Hegwood, Jesse (Bette) Hegwood; daughter, Lorina (Peter) Bertulfo; hanai daughter, Dana Hegwood; sisters, Nancy (Gordon) Sellers of Jacksonville, N.C., Sally (Cecil) Cason of Jacksonville, FL, Mildred Pope of Jacksonville, FL; 9 grand- children; 19 great-grand- children; 6 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 P.M. Saturday (March 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MARK S. ANGUT

Posted On March 11th, 2014 -

MARK S. ANGUT Age 73, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 5, 2014 in Aiea. Born January 1, 1941 in Ewa, Oahu. A retired Honolulu Police officer of 27 years service. Also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He is survived by wife, Yvonne Angut; daughters, Jennifer Tamaki, Danelle Hartwell of FL; hanai son, Rico; hanai daughters, Lisa, Nicole and all the other children; sisters, Gertrude Alfiche, Baudilia “Bae” Marchan and numerous nieces & nephews; grandchildren, Nicole Tamaki, Nathanael Angut, Natalie Angut, Aria Hartwell. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (March 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

KAY KAZUE TAKASHIGE

Posted On March 11th, 2014 -

KAY KAZUE TAKASHIGE Age 87, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away January 31, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born January 21, 1927 in Wahiawa, HI, Daughter of family owned business of Nakamura Brothers Garage and Island Bazaar. She is survived by son, Dean Takashige; daughter, Iris (Ronald) Arakaki; brother, George Y. Nakamura; 2 grandchildren, Alec Takashige, Michael Arakaki. Visitation 9:00am Saturday (March 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No Flowers please.

FLORENCE YOSHINO ICHINOSE

Posted On March 11th, 2014 -

3-11 FLORENCE YOSHINO ICHINOSEFLORENCE YOSHINO ICHINOSE Age 101, of Honolulu, passed away at Hi’olani Care Center at Kahala Nui on March 4, 2014. Born in Waipio, Oahu, she retired from the State of Hawaii, Department of Taxation. Preceded in death by her husband, Samuro Ichinose and stepson, Dr. Herbert (Beverly) Ichinose, she is survived by her sister, Nancy Oda; step-son, Dr. Benjamin (Mayon) Ichinose; 7 step-grandchildren; 16 step- great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces; grand and great-grand nephews and nieces. An avid traveler, she was a member of the Aloha Onsen Club. Florence was also a generous donor to numerous organizations. Visitation from 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Pali Highway Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin; service at 3:00 p.m. Casual attire. Family requests no koden (monetary gifts), please.

PONCIANO GOROSPE TOMAS

Posted On March 11th, 2014 -

PONCIANO GOROSPE TOMAS Age 103, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 17, 2014 in Waipahu. Born December 8, 1910 in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines. Retired in 1981 at Kaiser Hospital as a utility man. He is survived by daughters, Ignacia T. Reyes, Angelita T. (Benjamin) Pagarigan; sons, Catalino (Segunda) Tomas, Hospicio (Rosita) Tomas, Anatalio (Angelina) Tomas, Alejandro (Gloria) Tomas; 32 grandchildren; 71 great-grand- children; 29 great-great-grand- children; brother, Emilio (Editha) Tomas; sister, Marciana Gorospe. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (March 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (March 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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