Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

ELIZABETH “ILIMA” WHITNEY

Posted On July 30th, 2016 -

$nameELIZABETH ILIMA WHITNEY Elizabeth "Ilima' Whitney, 87, of Makiki passed on July 15, 2016. Elizabeth was born in Kailua Kona,Hawaii; she was a retired Maintenance Supervisor for the University of Hawaii @ Manoa, East-West Center. Elizabeth is predeceased by her son Tom McCrea (Annie). She is survived by her partner Canuto "Joe" Peralta; her 7 daughters: Teresa Stempin, Mary Kumukau (Sonny), Bonny Bannister, Rose Whitney, Terry Calio (Herbert), Tammy Suzuki (Tom) and Christine Whitney and 18 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren. Visitation August 3rd @ 430pm @ Borthwick Mortuary. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Burial is on August 12th @ Diamond Head Cemetery.

HAROLD HARUO NAKAMURA

Posted On July 29th, 2016 -

HAROLD HARUO NAKAMURA Age 92, of Aiea, HI, passed away July 6, 2016 in Pearl City, HI. Born April 18, 1924 in Wainaku, Hilo, HI. Retired FAA Pacific Region ATC Division administrative officer, and WWII & post war Philippines Service Army veteran. He is survived by son, Michael S. Nakamura; brothers, George Nakamura, Shichiro Nakamura; sisters, Lillian Newtson, Sueko Dillinger; caregiver, Helen Grace Go & family. Private services were held.

REMEDIOS G. SOSA

Posted On July 29th, 2016 -

REMEDIOS G. SOSA Age 76, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 1, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born September 11, 1939 in Manila, Philippines. She was a sales associate at the Navy Exchange at Pearl Harbor. She is survived by husband, Rogelio A. Sosa; sons, Dewi S. Sosa, Duane D.G. Sosa. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (August 2) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Celebration of Life 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

BASILIDEZ “BESSIE” AGUSTIN BONOAN

Posted On July 28th, 2016 -

BASILIDEZ BESSIE AGUSTIN BONOAN Age 83, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 13, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born June 12, 1933 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters, Cecile (Renato) Flojo, Eugenia (Palm) Bonoan, Marcia Andres; sons, Juanito (Theresa) Bonoan, Jr., Ceasar (Irene) Bonoan; sister, Roberta Gagarin; 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grand- son. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (August 2) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard Case Smith

Posted On July 27th, 2016 -

$nameRICHARD CASE SMITH Honolulu native Dick Smith died in Santa Barbara, CA November 30, 2015 after a brief illness. A descendant of Charles J. Wall, one of the architects who designed Iolani Palace, Dick was born at Kapiolani Maternity Hospital August 3, 1932. Dick was the oldest son of Dudley Wall Smith and Elizabeth McClean Case. Dick grew up on Kahala Ave., moving to Lurline Drive on Maunalani Heights during the war. A 1950 Punahou graduate, Dick played JV football and was football manager his senior year. His main sports love was baseball, playing American Legion ball and catcher on the Punahou varsity his junior and senior years. After graduation, Dick attended Princeton University on an NROTC scholarship. While serving three years in the Navy, Dick met and married Marion Larimore "Larie" Elliott of Sherman Oaks, CA They settled in Manhattan Beach and Dick worked for Security Pacific National Bank in Los Angeles and, after a transfer in 1972, Santa Barbara. In 1987 he started working for Santa Barbara Bank and Trust until his retirement in 1994. Dick loved his family, baseball, golf and traveling with his wife. After retirement he and Larie would make annual trips to England and Scotland, playing golf at the courses that are the home of the British Open He is survived by his wife of sixty years, and his sons, Rick and Camille of San Diego, Doug and Angela of Culver City and daughter Judy Milam and Steve of Goleta and his four wonderful grand- children Ginny and Case Smith and Jordan and Ali Milam. He is also survived by his brother, Christopher "Kit" Smith and sister in law Margie of Honolulu and nieces Susanne Smith and Sandra Bramhill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in remembrance of Dick and his niece, Patty Smith. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m., August 3 at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Vincent Warner Roach

Posted On July 27th, 2016 -

$nameVINCENT WARNER ROACH Vincent Warner Roach 50 of Industry, PA passed away quietly at his Ewa Beach residence on June 25,2016. He worked at General Dynamics as Chief of Simulations for the Mission Training Complex-Hi. He attended Western Beaver High School, Edinboro University 1987 (BA) Webster University 2005 (M.A.) Commissioned as an USArmy Airborne Infantry Officer in 1987 he served his Country honorably for over 24 years before retiring in Hawaii as a Major in 2011. His Awards included Legion of Merit,Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (20LC), Army Commendation Medal (20LC) Army Achievement Medal (30LC), Valorous Unit Award National defense Service Medal (1BS), South West Asia Service Medal w/Bronze Service Star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (#2), Combat Infantry Badge, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), and Parachutist Badge. A quiet and loving husband leaves behind his wife of 24 years Vanessa C. Roach and sons Vincent W. Roach Jr. and Sean M. Roach. Also, predeceased by his Father Donald E. Roach and survived by his Mother Lillian Roach, Brother Patrick (Carla) Roach and sister Dawn (Dale) Hammon. Visitation: 0900 Friday,July 29 at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Celebration of Life at 0930. Burial 11am at HI State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

EUFEMIA CALUCAG DELA CRUZ

Posted On July 27th, 2016 -

EUFEMIA CALUCAG DELA CRUZ Age 87, of Lennox, CA, passed away June 24, 2016 in Lennox, CA. Born November 28, 1928 in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughter, Felicidad Ruiz; 1 grandchild. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Sunday (July 31) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (August 1) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

DAVID KEITH RINELL

Posted On July 27th, 2016 -

$nameDAVID KEITH RINELL 1935 - 2016 Dave Rinell left this world on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the age of 80 years young. He was born and raised in Astoria, Oregon on Christmas Eve, 1935 to parents Ella (Pierce) and Neil Rinell. After studying forestry at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, Dave left for Hawaii in 1959 to pursue a career in the construction industry. Soon after moving to Hawaii he would meet the love of his life, Annette Pinsonneault: a newly arrived registered operating room nurse from Saskatchewan, Canada. Dave and Annette married in Honolulu on August 25, 1962. Not long after marrying they moved to Kaneohe, where they raised a family and loved being a part of the community. Dave coached his children's sports, joined the bowling league, and for many years was Santa Claus for St. Ann's church and the Crown Terrace Community Association. Dave and Annette celebrated nearly 54 years of marriage full of love and laughter, and enjoyed a relationship admired by all who know them. During Dave's early career in Hawaii, he worked at Honolulu Wood Treating Co. and Theo H. Davies & Co. In 1979, he struck out on his own and founded Rinell Wood Systems, Inc. where his outgoing personality, integrity, and extensive knowledge of wood products helped the business flourish. Always wanting to promote the construction industry in Hawaii, Dave maintained memberships in the GCA, BIA, CSI, as well as his beloved Hoo-Hoo International. Dave recently retired from the business, handing things over to his daughter and granddaughter in order to spend more time at home and on the links. He was an avid golfer and a member of Mid-Pacific Country Club in Lanikai for over fifty years. You could find him there most Saturday mornings playing with his regular foursome, rain or shine. People who were fortunate enough to know Dave will remember his boisterous voice and huge heart. His presence was always happy and positive, no matter the situation. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell stories and provide words of advice. He was loved and admired by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife Annette Rinell, children Audrey (Donald) Crimmins and David (Jody) Rinell; grandchildren Jason and Jessica Crimmins. And of course cats Bogey, Ginger, and Indy. Celebration of Life to be held at Mid-Pacific Country Club on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 3:00 PM. In lieu of monetary gifts or flowers, please make a donation to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.

LIONEL LIHAU KAHILIHIWA, JR.

Posted On July 27th, 2016 -

LIONEL LIHAU KAHILIHIWA, JR. Age 68, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 15, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born February 12, 1948 in Honolulu, HI. Retired crane operator for the Department of Defense. A Vietnam veteran and member of Operating Engineers Local 3. He is survived by wife, Linda H. Kahilihiwa; son, Kainoa (Icelyn) Kahilihiwa; daughter, Kimberly (Robert) Madrigal; brother, Duane Portlock; sisters, Karen Kekahuna, Michelle Portlock, Jade Rossetti; 5 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Carol (Portlock) Curtis. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Monday (August 1) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

Thomas George Stewart

Posted On July 27th, 2016 -

$nameTHOMAS GEORGE STEWART JUNE 22, 1944 TO JULY 22, 2016 Tom was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. He graduated in 1958 from Pullman Elementary School and graduated in 1962 from Fenger High School. He played basketball, baseball and golf and attended First Presbyterian Church of Roseland. He served in the U.S. Army in 1968-1970. He was an NCO staff sergeant stationed at Fort Shafter in Honolulu, Hawaii and worked as a bartender at Fort DeRussy. After serving in the army for two years, he went home to Chicago to tell his parents that he was going to make Hawaii his home. His first job was for Spencecliff where he worked in the many restaurants. It was at Tiki Broil-your-own restaurant where he met the love of his life, Sky. He always bragged at how he worked so hard to impress her. They married in December 1979, and in October of 1980, they became parents to their daughter, Vanessa. His current position was as Assistant General Manager of ALSCO. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, he also supported and participated in many charities including, Visitor Industry Charity Walk, Hawaii Food Bank and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Anyone who knew Tom, knew he loved sports, his favorite teams were the Boston Celtics, and the Chicago White Sox. His passion was golf, he watched it, played it and loved it. He also served as president of the Beachboys Golf Club. Tom is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sky, his one and only daughter Vanessa (Joe Gorbea), two grandchildren, Joseph and Violet, his brother Jimmy Stewart, sisters Judy Jackson and Nancy Kalagian and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial services are set for Friday, July 29, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Ko`olau, 4 p.m. visitation, 5-6 p.m. service. In lieu of fl owers, consider a donation to Shriner's Hospital of Honolulu in memory of Tom Stewart. Casual/Aloha attire.

MANUEL “MEL” N. MIRAFUENTES

Posted On July 26th, 2016 -

MANUEL MEL N. MIRAFUENTES Age 83, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 31, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born June 17, 1932 in Koloa, Kauai, HI. A U.S. Army retiree who served in the Vietnam and the Korean war. He also retired from Hawaiian Tug & Barge. He is survived by wife, Juliana "Judy" Mirafuentes; sons, Calvin Mirafuentes and Debbie Murata, Craig (Shalerry) Mirafuentes; daughters, Melba (Donn) Peiler, Myrna Perry, Audel Mirafuentes and Casper Balasi; brother, Dominador "Domi" Mirafuentes 16 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Saturday (July 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers please.

RAYMOND EDWARD NAWROCKI

Posted On July 25th, 2016 -

RAYMOND EDWARD NAWROCKI Age 76, of Mililani, HI, passed away June 24, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born November 6, 1939 in Norwich, Connecticut. He was an Air Force veteran and a retired supervisory production controller from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, also ham operator NH6RZ. He is survived by wife, Magdalina V. Nawrocki; sister, Connie Burkbuckler of FL.; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (July 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

RAYMOND EDWARD NAWROCKI

Posted On July 25th, 2016 -

RAYMOND EDWARD NAWROCKI Age 76, of Mililani, HI, passed away June 24, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born November 6, 1939 in Norwich, Connecticut. He was an Air Force veteran and a retired supervisory production controller from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, also ham operator NH6RZ. He is survived by wife, Magdalina V. Nawrocki; sister, Connie Burkbuckler of FL.; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (July 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

MARDELLE “LOY” LUM

Posted On July 25th, 2016 -

MARDELLE LOY LUM Age 87, of Kaneohe, passed away July 1, 2016 in Kailua. Born June 11, 1929 in Ewa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband, Benjamin Lum, Sr.; sons, Samuel (Katherine) Lum, Benjamin (Lisa) Lum, Jr.; brothers, Carl "Pat" Silva, Amori "Bucky" Silva; sisters, Betty Lou "Kanani" Chan, Charlene "Lot" Reavis, Damiana "Leo" Ho, Wanette "Wanda" Ogata; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Private Services were held.

MARDELLE “LOY” LUM

Posted On July 25th, 2016 -

MARDELLE LOY LUM Age 87, of Kaneohe, passed away July 1, 2016 in Kailua. Born June 11, 1929 in Ewa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband, Benjamin Lum, Sr.; sons, Samuel (Katherine) Lum, Benjamin (Lisa) Lum, Jr.; brothers, Carl "Pat" Silva, Amori "Bucky" Silva; sisters, Betty Lou "Kanani" Chan, Charlene "Lot" Reavis, Damiana "Leo" Ho, Wanette "Wanda" Ogata; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Private Services were held.

JAMES BENJAMIN RESPICIO a.k.a. JIM, JIMMY, JACK, UNCLE “D”

Posted On July 25th, 2016 -

$nameJAMES BENJAMIN RESPICIO a.k.a. JIM, JIMMY, JACK, UNCLE D Age 79, of Makakilo, HI, passed away May 16, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Born March 4, 1937 in Ewa, HI. Graduated from Waipahu High School, Class of 1955. Retired from the State of Hawai'i, Dept. of Agriculture and retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard. He is survived by daughters, Jaclyn (Steven) Wills, Jade (Donald) Curtis, Jeana (David) Kaio; brothers, Artemio (Remy) Respicio, Cornelio Respicio, Bruno (Leona) Respicio; sister, Catherine Cabudol; 6 grand- children, 5 great-grandchildren; fiance, Novelita Betty Domdom & family. On June 6th he was laid to rest at the Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, CA with full military honors. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel in Waipio, O'ahu, Hawai'i. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

AGNES M. TULLIS

Posted On July 24th, 2016 -

AGNES M. TULLIS Agnes M. Tullis, age 98, died on July 5, 2016 in her home. Born in Rhode Island, she was a graduate of Becker Business College. She served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 as a technical sergeant. Agnes moved to Kailua in 1958 and served as assistant director of the Windward Senior Day Care Ctr. for many years. She is survived by sons William Tullis; John (Genevieve) Tullis of WA; daughters Mary (Richard) Hudak of Hilo; Kathryn (Phillip Liu) Tullis of Wilmington, DE, 3 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren. Agnes was devoted to her family and friends, was a fan of UH Manoa Women's Volleyball, loved music and was known for her energy and sense of humor. Services will be held on July 28, 2016 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Kailua. Visitation at 8:45 a.m., Mass at 9:30 a.m. Committal service will be at the Kaneohe Veterans Cemetery at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to local food banks.

Lorraine Manu Bishaw Fleming

Posted On July 24th, 2016 -

$nameLORRAINE MANU BISHAW FLEMING August 29, 1932- September 20, 2015 Born and raised in Waikiki. Graduate of Roosevelt H.S. Joined the Air Force-had one tour of duty in Hawaii Met and married Eugene Fleming which lasted 56 years. Passed away in Florida where they had retired. Leaving behind 2 daughters, Melissa and Linda; 4 grannies, Keliana, Marcus, Jenna, and Kanila; 2 brothers, Joseph and Francis; 1 sister, Kuuipo. Scattering of her ashes at 10 am on July 31, 2016 at Kaupo Bay

FAITH C. (IZUKA) KAILIULI

Posted On July 24th, 2016 -

FAITH CHIEKO KAILIULI On the evening of July 10, 2016, Faith (Izuka) Kailiuli passed away peacefully at Nathan Adelson Hospice Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 69. She was surrounded by love and comforted by her family. Faith was born on April 15, 1947 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Chester and Ethel (Kaneshiro) Izuka. She is survived by her husband Raymond K.; daughter Raynee (Wayne) Mochizuki; and sons Stuart (Andrea) and Rean (Nicole); Brother Albert Izuka (deceased); Sisters Carolyn (Earl) Kuraoka and Christine Kim; 10 grandchildren, a great- grandchild, nieces, nephews and loving friends. Memorial Services: 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at St. Alban's Chapel at 'Iolani School. Family requests no flowers. Condolences: MahaloKakouFaith @gmail.com

Ethel Akemi Nonaka

Posted On July 24th, 2016 -

ETHEL AKEMI NONAKA Age 72, of Hanapepe, Kauai passed away on May 28, 2016 at Wilcox Hospital. She was born on February 24, 1944 in Hilo. She was predeceased by her husband: Edward T. Nonaka. She is survived by her daughter, Adele Yoshimori (Guy) of Koloa, Kauai; son, Darin Nonaka (Kristie-Lyn) of Wahiawa, Oahu; sisters, Alice Murakami of Hilo, Ruth Masaki of Oahu; sister-in-law, Judy Ota of Oahu and grandchildren, Tammie-Jane and Mason Yoshimori. She was also predeceased by her sister, Helen Murobayashi and brother, Stanley Ota. Services to be held at Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Visitation at 10am, service at 11am. Family requests casual attire and no flowers.

GEORGE F. ESCHER

Posted On July 24th, 2016 -

$nameGEORGE F. ESCHER George F. Escher, 101, retired Training Director at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Kailua on July 5. He was born in San Rafael, CA; lived in Hawaii 56 years. He is survived with loving memory by his wife Miriam, his children Fred, Greg, Steve, Marilyn, Sharon Parr, Glenn Rediger, Janet Glassford, 15 grandchildren and 15 greats. Known as a helper of the needy, he loved his family, the Islands and his Lord. Graveside services 9:30 a.m. Friday July 29 at Punchbowl Cemetery. On Saturday July 30 at First Baptist Church of Waimanalo, 41-568 Flamingo St, Waimanalo, HI 96795, there will be visitation and slideshow at 10 a.m., memorial service at 11 a.m. Parking is limited. Donations in his honor suggested to First Baptist Church of Waimanalo for the improvement fund. George helped build this church and two in Kailua. Condolences: www.ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com

MASAHARU “PETITE” SUZUKI

Posted On July 24th, 2016 -

$nameMASAHARU PETITE SUZUKI Age 94 of Aiea, passed away June 5, 2016. Born in Honolulu. Retired Federal Firefighter. 442 RCT Veteran. Survived by daughters, Karen (Ronald) Matsukawa, Susan Suzuki, Pat (Rusty) Radona, Pam (Carl) Matsuda; three grandchildren; brother, Thomas (June) Suzuki; sisters, Shannon (James) Araki, Nancy Hong. Visitation 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday July 31, 2016 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Funeral service 5 p.m.; Aloha attire.

CLIFFORD “BO” LINDSEY

Posted On July 24th, 2016 -

$nameCLIFFORD BO LINDSEY Age 72, of Kaneohe; passed June 13, 2016 in Kailua. Born July 24, 1943 in Kamuela, Hawaii. He was a block mason. Bo and his wife, Gail, were very active in the dog world, showing and exhibiting their boxers from 1973 to the present. Bo became an avid walker after learning he had high blood pressure. He walked 8 miles a day throughout Kaneohe Town to Hawaiian Memorial Park for 15 years. He enjoyed making new friends and acknowledging the cars that honked at him. People stopped him everywhere to say what an inspiration he was to them. He is survived by wife, Gail; daughter, Brooke McClain (Mitch); son, Blaine Lindsey; brother, Jonathan Lindsey and sister, Bernadette Cacoulidis. Memorial Service to be held July 29, 2016 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Kaneohe at 11:00 am, with light refreshments to follow. Inurnment at Veterans Cemetery Kaneohe at 1:00p. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Mark Lutheran Church.

SHIGERU “SHIG” “SHIGE” UEHARA

Posted On July 24th, 2016 -

$nameSHIGERU SHIG SHIGE UEHARA Age 82, of Aiea, passed away on July 9, 2016. He retired from the State Department of Transportation as a Highway Inspector. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by his wife, Lillian (Aotaki); daughters, Lindee Higashionna (Conrad), Carrie Shibata (Keith), Michele Kaneshiro (Gareth); grandchilderen, Cody, Kelsie, Alyssa, Ty, Ryan and Carlie; brother, Minoru Uehara; sisters Elaine Yakabu, Sumiko Kim and Tsuyako Yamamoto. Services will be held Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; 11AM service, Visitation 10AM. Casual attire, no flowers.

JOHN “POPS” ANDREW FARLEY, SR.

Posted On July 24th, 2016 -

JOHN POPS ANDREW FARLEY, SR. Age 92, of Kaneohe, HI, passed away June 29, 2016 in Kaneohe. Born October 26, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. Retired First Sergeant U.S. Army National Guard. Member of Ka Hale Hoano O Ke Akua. He is survived by daughter, Lori Ann Noelani (Maile) Farley- Tanuvasa; sister, Charlotte Rodenhurst; 6 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (July 28) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); funeral service 11:30 a.m. Committal Service to follow 1:00 p.m. National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual/ aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

ELEANOR NATSUKO NONAKA

Posted On July 24th, 2016 -

ELEANOR NATSUKO NONAKA Age 86, of Honolulu, HI, passed away July 13, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born July 14, 1929 in Honolulu, HI. She was a retired clerk for the State of California Department of Social Services. She is survived by sisters, Helen H. Suzuki, Evelyn M. (Warren) McKeon. Visitation 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Thursday (July 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. No koden (monetary offerings) please.

MICHIE FUKUDA

Posted On July 24th, 2016 -

MICHIE FUKUDA Age 93, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 23, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born September 12, 1922 in Ewa, HI. A member of the Pearl City Hongwanji, Fujinkai. She is survived by son, Walter A. Fukuda; daughter, Mitzie M. Fukuda; brother, Itsumu Masuda; sisters, Nora Fukuyama, Helen Yonashiro; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (July 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:30 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers please.

Andrew “Andy” Song

Posted On July 24th, 2016 -

$nameANDREW "ANDY" SONG October 4, 1927 to July 7, 2016 Andrew Sung Mahn Song died on July 7th at age 88. He was predeceased by his wife, Ella Song, who died in 2004. Andy is survived by his three children, Dr. Alan Song (Malia) of Maui, Andrea Song Gelber (Stephen), and Cathy Song Davenport (Douglas) of Honolulu. Andy is also survived by seven beloved grandchildren, Dr. Joshua Davenport (Michelle) of San Francisco, Dr. Katherine Gelber of Los Angeles, Rachel Davenport Taylor (Ian) of Kailua, Samuel Davenport of Honolulu, Emily Gelber of Washington, D.C., Leina'ala Song & Alana Song of Honolulu as well as one great grandchild, Sophia Duong Davenport of San Francisco. Andy is also survived by sisters Evelyn Lee, Dr. Ellen Kang, Jessica Gelber, and their families. Andy was born in Wahiawa to Suk Soon and Bok Pil Song and was a graduate of Leilehua High School. He attended The Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, OK, where he and Ella were married in 1949. He continued his aeronautical training in Miami, FL, eventually becoming a flight instructor as he waited to get hired by a big commercial airline. He watched as his own students were recruited while he was told that, as an Asian American, he would never be hired as a pilot by a major airline, because passengers would be uncomfortable seeing an "Oriental" in the cockpit. Ever the optimist, Andy continued to pursue his passion for flying, piloting commercial cargo planes on routes between Miami, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Newark, before finally returning home to Hawaii when Trans-Pacific Airlines began hiring pilots for what was to become Aloha Airlines. He was one of the first commercial airline pilots of Asian ancestry in the U.S., flying for Aloha Airlines for 25 years. At Aloha Airlines, Captain Song became a senior check pilot and helped to usher in the transition from prop planes to jets, ferrying the new British Aircraft Corporation jets from England as well as delivering the older fleet to Aeropesca Airlines in Bogota, Colombia. He was a great storyteller and enthralled his family with many stories of his flight adventures, including one harrowing tale of flying over the Bermuda Triangle. After retiring, Andy and Ella continued to travel the globe, making life-long friends wherever they went. He bought a coffee farm in Costa Rica, and lived for a time as a "Tico." He loved New Zealand, settling in Christchurch and Paihia at the Bay of Isles, and lived for a time as a "Kiwi." Later in life, he traveled many times to Vietnam with different members of his family, loving the people there, shaking his head and saying he just couldn't understand how America could have become involved in a war with such kind and beautiful people. He was happy the day Barack Obama was elected President, thinking how far America had come since the days when he lived in Tulsa where he had experienced institutionalized segregation. He was an ardent proponent of racial equality and helped to instill that view in his children and grandchildren. As he got older and could no longer travel around the globe by airplane, he became very fond of riding TheBus, circling his beloved Island of Oahu, invariably saying to whomever of his family was able to accompany him that day that, although he had traveled the World, there was no place like Hawaii. Andy was devoted to his wife, children, and grandchildren, and was lovingly called "the General" by his family and friends in recognition of his key role in the Song family. Whenever a member of the family or a friend was in need, Andy was there to offer help. He was loved and will be missed by many. Andy was blessed to die peacefully surrounded by all of his children, their spouses, and all seven of his grandchildren. His last words to his family were, "I wish all of you all of the love in the World." Private services. Donations can be made in his memory to Earthjustice, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, 850 Richards Street, Suite 400, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

OSCAR ANCHETA MARCOS

Posted On July 23rd, 2016 -

OSCAR ANCHETA MARCOS Age 67, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 30, 2016 in Pearl City, HI. Born April 18, 1949 in Gattaran, Cagayan, Philippines. Retired from State of Hawaii Public Housing Authority as a building maintenance worker II, and was also employed at Hawaii Building Maintenance. He is survived by wife, Bernarda "Bernie" B. Marcos; daughters, Sharon J. Marcos, Cheryl M. Marcos; son, Oscar "OJ" Marcos, Jr.; mother, Encarnacion A. Marcos; sisters, Zenaida Remigio, Nida (Julagdo) Rarican, Lani (Nestor "Ernie") Abara; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 8:45 a.m. Thursday (July 28) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); program 10:30 a.m., mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Lt. Col. (Ret.) George Lulu’upuaokauikawekiu Kekuna

Posted On July 23rd, 2016 -

$nameLT. COL. GEORGE LULU'UPUAOKAUIKAWEKIU KEKUNA George L. Kekuna, 84, of Mililani, Hawaii, a career military veteran serving 29 years (1952-1981) in the U.S. Air Force, received his First Wings on June 10, 1959, at Laredo Air Force Base and his Last Wings fifty-seven years later on June 9, 2016, Honolulu, his loving wife Helen at his side. Born September 24, 1931, in Hilo, the son of the late Solomon and Annabelle Manu Kekuna. Graduated from Punahou School (Class of '48), Chaminade University (B.G.S.); and Central Michigan University (M.A.). Appointed Deputy Director Designate of Oahu Civil Defense Agency; Executive Assistant, Office of the Mayor; Deputy Director, Department of Auditoriums. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grand- father, he will forever be in our hearts. Survived by wife Helen L. Kekuna; children Denise, Debra (Greg), Betty (Glenn), George, Jr.; grandchildren Kawai (Sarahlea), Kai (Marissa), Kawehi, Kamana (Jenna), Kawekiu; great-grandchildren Ki'eki'e, Kalama, Kamanu, Kaui, Ko'i, Kaiaumalie. Visitation 9:30 -11:00 a.m., Friday, August 5, Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary-Mauka Chapel; Service 11:00 a.m.; Inurnment 3:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Memorial donations may be made in the name of George Kekuna to Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel (MarineClub.com) or Punahou Alumni Class of '48. "I'm an American of Hawaiian Ancestry" GOD BLESS AMERICA

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