Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Andrew Dexter Bonocan

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

$nameANDREW DEXTER BONOCAN Andrew Dexter Bonocan, 63, of Honolulu died March 21, 2016 at Hale Nani. He was born in Honolulu and was an Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Specialist for The Bus and ABRS (Andy Bonocan Refrigeration Services). He is survived by son Austin M. Bonocan; daughter Ann M. Bonocan; caregiver Debi Import; hanai daughter Hoku Import; hanai son Haku Import; brothers Ricky, Jonathan and Don Bonocan. Visitation 9:30 a.m. on Saturday (April 30, 2016) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Geraldine Frank Kelley

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

$nameGERALDINE FRANK KELLEY Geraldine Frank Kelley, 85, peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ while surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised on Jack Lane in Nu’uanu, she graduated from McKinley high school, and worked as a clerk at Castle & Cook, then transferred to Matson Navigation where she later retired. Geri traveled the world singing and dancing hula with the Honolulu Police Choral Group Women’s Auxiliary, co-founded Flying Tigers Cargo and Dan’s Trucking, and helped to coordinate the Puerto Rican Senior men’s baseball league. Geri raised her son Clarence “Tookie” Kelley as a single mother and managed to send him to Iolani School, Bowdoin College, and the University of British Columbia where he earned his Master degree in Art. He later became the curator at the Dayton Art Institute. Nana, as she’s affectionate called, blossomed into a strong, independent, giving matriarch for our family. Nana survived by hanai daughter Napua, grand- daughter Kalena (Lisa), grandson Joshua, 5 great grandchildren Kapryce (Helaman), Summer, Jordan, Peyton and Mahina, and 3 great-great-grand- children Kaikane, Reef and Hailey-Kai. A private celebration of Nana’s wonderful life is being held on Friday April 29th at the Honolulu Elks Club.

STELLA & GEORGE MIYACHI

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

$nameSTELLA GEORGE MIYACHI TOGETHER AGAIN! Stella Miyachi, 87, was reunited with her husband George in the Paradise of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth. She passed away on Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 3:26 pm. Her last words were her husband’s name, she repeated it several times, then passed. After being separated by George’s death in 2010, they are now reunited in heaven. Stella spent her last two years living with her son Randall and daughter in-law, Susan, in Kaimuki. She enjoyed daily walks and happily greeting the neighbors. She sang spontaneously when she was happy and often sang on her daily walks. She encouraged those around her with her words and kindness. Stella, a devoted Christian, placed her trust in Christ, and was water baptized at Olivet Baptist Church. In 1950, Stella became employed at Naval Supply Center (NSC), Pearl Harbor and worked there as an executive secretary to the NSC commander. In 1952, she met and married George Miyachi, at Olivet Baptist. Stella bore three children, Randall, Georgene Joy and Ginny Lynn. In 1962 Miyachis moved from Palolo to Pearl City. They joined First Baptist Church Pearl City, pastored by Mori and Lillian Hiratani. In 1970, the Miyachi family moved from Pearl City to Wailupe Circle in Aina Hina. There George built a beautiful home for Stella. The couple entertained many friends and family at their Wailupe home. They also helped raise their three grandchildren, David Miyachi, Christy and Heidi Christian in their home. Stella moved from NSC, PH to work for Defense Investigative Service (DIS), USDOD as a secretary. She retired from DIS in Jan 1984 with many fond memories the Special Agents who worked at DIS, Honolulu Field Office. Stella and George were most often seen together walking around Kahala Mall, greeting friends and eating at Kahala Zippys everyday during their retirement years. Everyone who knew them said, “You always saw them together they were always together”. They were very much in love. And now through forgiveness and salvation provided by their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ they are together again! Stella was laid to rest at Diamond Head Memorial Park during a private service attended by her family. Aloha Oe Stella! Until we met again! Love you MOM!

Douglas A. Williams

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

$nameDOUGLAS A. WILLIAMS Douglas A. Williams passed away on April 18, 2016 at age 73 at his home after a battle with cancer. Doug will be remembered by his wife of 45 years, Janet, son Kevin and many loving family members and friends. He grew up in Grosse Pointe, MI, but fell in love with Hawaii over 45 years ago and settled in Kailua. He attended Michigan State University and received a Bachelor’s degree and MBA in Business. Doug was an entrepreneur and founder, CEO of Douglas Trade Shows, Hawaii’s largest trade show production company. He had a passion for science, technology, nature, and charitable empathy for people and the human condition. Doug’s much-admired kindness, brilliance, generosity, humor and work-ethic will live on. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send charitable donations to Leilani Farm Sanctuary (http://www.leilanifarmsanctuary.org) in honor of Doug.

HARUMI SEKIOKA

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

HARUMI SEKIOKA Age 95, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 10, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born February 9, 1921 in Ewa, Oahu, HI. She was a homemaker. She is survived by sons, Terry (June) Sekioka, Edward (Lynette) Sekioka; daughter, Becky Sekioka; brother, Hiyoichi Abe; sisters, Yemiko Yamamoto, Kimie Yoshiba, Jane Tazawa; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Private services held.

YOSHITO “AWO” “WALLY” OKATA

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

YOSHITO AWO WALLY OKATA Age 83, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 5, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born August 4, 1932 in Ewa, HI. Retired carpenter at Public Work Center Barbers Point Naval Station. He is survived by daughters, Diane (Wendell) Sukita, Valerie (Dixon) Suzuki, Sandra (Eric) Sato; brothers, Toshio Okata, Jerry K. Okata; sister, Chizuko Yasuhara; grandchildren, Wendi (Jason) Ho, Krysti Sukita, Tamlyn Suzuki, Garis Suzuki; caregiver, Grace Camacho. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (April 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.

LUCILLE YAEKO YOSHIMURA

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

LUCILLE YAEKO YOSHIMURA Age 86, of Aiea, HI, passed away March 20, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born December 19, 1929 in Hilo, HI. She was retired clerk for Royal State National Insurance Company and the treasurer for the Aiea United Methodist Church. She is survived by son, Nathan Yoshimura; sister, Dorothy (Richard) Hioki; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (April 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

ROMANA ABAD

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

ROMANA ABAD Age 91, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 4, 2016 in Waipahu. Born July 8, 1924 in San Isidro, Abra, Philippines. She was a member of the Saranay Club, Honolulu and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. She is survived by sons, Nestor (Lauren) Abad, Roger (Solidad) Abad, Salvador (Virginia) Abad, Arturo (Bea) Abad; daughters, Prudencia (Eustaquio) Menor, Francisca (Danilo) Pagarigan; sister, Lucrescia Pescador; 34 grandchildren; 29 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (April 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. at the Filipino United Church of Christ (94-1366 Hiapo St., Waipahu); funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

PATRICK TROY LI’I

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

PATRICK TROY LI’I Age 46, of Honolulu, HI, passed away April 10, 2016 in Honoulu. Born October 14, 1969 in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters, Caitlyn and Taylor; mother, Darleen Iglesia Tilton; father, Dexter I. Li’i; grandmother, Dorothea Iglesia; brother, Jordan Li’i; sister, Staci (Christopher) Cheek. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (April 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Leila Naomi-Seo White

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

$nameLEILA NAOMI-SEO WHITE April 12, 2016 Leila Naomi-Seo White, 49, of Kaneohe went home to be with Jesus, surrounded by family and friends. Leila was a physical therapist assistant and loved working in the geriatric field at Hale Nani Nursing Home in Makiki. In 2005, Leila became disabled due to her disease and continued to encourage others through her steadfast determination and hard work. She was blessed to have a loved filled joyful heart that became contagious to anyone who was around her. Leila loved her family, church and most of all Jesus! Leila is survived by her husband Steve of 17 years, parents Robert & Jeanette Seo, sisters Lorene Baker & Robin Palama, and brother Kent. Celebration of life services will be held at Waialua Community Association 66-434 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa on May 1, 12:00pm, aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name at VHL Family Alliance, https://grouprev.com/ LeilaWhiteVHL.

YOSHIKO ASATO

Posted On April 23rd, 2016 -

YOSHIKO ASATO Age 92, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 21, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born November 25, 1923 in Okinawa. She retired from Chaney Brooks Co. and was a member of Waipahu Hongwanji & the United Okinawan Association. She is survived by son, Alan (Su Yun) Asato; daughter, Terilyn (Homero) Lucero; grandchildren, Gordon Asato, Kylie Lucero, Jarrett Lucero. Private services were held.

WILLIAM JAMORA RAMELB

Posted On April 23rd, 2016 -

WILLIAM JAMORA RAMELB Age 70, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 2, 2016 in Waipahu. Born December 29, 1945 in Philippines. He is survived by wife, Wilma Ramelb; daughter, Dyan R. (Jeff) Bucao; brothers, Amor Ramelb, Ernesto (Nenita) Ramelb; sisters, Jovita Galutira, Jesusa (Rudy) Garanio; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (April 28) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

THERESA “TERRY” MIYASATO

Posted On April 23rd, 2016 -

THERESA TERRY MIYASATO Age 72, of Honolulu, HI, passed away April 6, 2016 in Honolulu. Born May 10, 1943 in Honolulu. A former manager of Waltah Clarke Clothing Store, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Waikiki. She is survived by sons, Stacey P. (Leslie) Miyasato, P.J. (Shari) Lee; daughter, Sunny (Shannon) Lee-Oshiro; brother, John Gragas, Jr.; sisters, Yolanda (Kaipo) Paris, June (Douglas) Ocreto, Velma (Eric) Okumura, Ann (Terry) Holdstock; 14 grand- children; 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

MIDORI WAKAKUWA KOJIMA

Posted On April 22nd, 2016 -

MIDORI WAKAKUWA KOJIMA Age 95,of Aiea, Hi, passed away March 28, 2016 in Aiea. Born February 11, 1921 in Hilo, HI. She is survived by sons, Leslie Kojima, Garrett Kojima; daughter, Karen Maruoka; brother, Satoru (Janet) Wakakuwa; sisters, Amy Spencer, Hatsuno Kodani; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 10:30 a.m.

GEORGE BINA SACAYANAN

Posted On April 22nd, 2016 -

GEORGE BINA SACAYANAN Age 59, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 30, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 25, 1956 in Abulug, Cagayan, Philippines. He was a member of Cagayan Valley Association of Hawaii & Sanchez Mira Association of Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Trelita Sacayanan; sons, Mark Kavin, (Katrine) Pesca, Mark Keiffer Pesca, Mark Kolyn Pesca; daughter, Jorlie Kaye Pesca Sacayanan; brothers, Bonifacio (Corazon) Sacayanan, Aurelio (Imelda) Sacayanan, Jr.; sisters, Telly (Florentino) Descalzo, Nenita (Ramon) Sacramed, Corazon Cacho, Brigida (Medarlo) Cristobal, Mercidita Sacayanan, Leonilda (Florante) Hipolito; 1 grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; prayer service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 N. Road, Ewa Beach); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

MYRNA FLORES PASICARAN

Posted On April 22nd, 2016 -

MYRNA FLORES PASICARAN Age 73, of Waipahu, HI, passed away April 5, 2016 in Waipahu. Born October 27, 1942 in Mandaue, Cebu, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Domingo Pasicaran; sons, Warlo Pasicaran, Warfe Pasicaran, Dominico (Mahea) Pasicaran, John Gonzaga; daughters, Verna (Alex) Apor, Rizna Pasicaran, Julna Pasicaran; brother, Dr. Dominico Judilla; 7 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also Wednesday (April 27) at St. Jude Catholic Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei); mass 11:00 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Edward Keng-Oi Eu

Posted On April 22nd, 2016 -

$nameEDWARD KENG-OI EU March 11, 1921 - March 11, 2016 Edward Keng-Oi Eu, 95, of Honolulu was born in Singapore. He attended both Catholic and Protestant missionary schools there, then attended the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Wanting to diversify his business interests and liking Hawaii, Eu invested in the Honolulu automobile industry and established a home in the Islands. He was the owner of Universal Motors and was the sole agent in Hong Kong for General Motors, Buick Limousine, Toyota of Japan, Saab of Finland, Subaru of Japan, and other notable car manufacturers. He also owned Euro Motors Hawaii before selling it to Theo H. Davies and Audio Center Hawaii at Ward Warehouse. Mr. Eu served several terms as a Regent of Chaminade University of Honolulu, beginning in the 1960s. He received Chaminade's highest honor in 2001 when he was named a Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa, in recognition of his outstanding service to Chaminade and the wider community. In later years, he served as a member of Chaminade's Board of Governors after being named a Regent Emeritus. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for Bank of Hawaii, Past President of the Honolulu Symphony and Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Trustee for Chaminade University, Member of the Waikiki Rotary Club, Knights of Malta and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He is survived by wife, Peggy Eu; daughter, Vivien U.; five grand- children and one great granddaughter. Services will be held on April 23, 2016 at Mystical Rose Chapel, Chaminade University; visitation at 10 a.m. and mass at 11 a.m. Private inurnment to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to: Chaminade University of Honolulu Office of Institutional Advancement 3140 Waialae Ave. Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 Or Eu Tong Sen Memorial Exchange Program c/o University of Hawaii Foundation P.O. Box 11270 Honolulu, Hawaii

ANDRECIETTA “NITA” CABANTING

Posted On April 22nd, 2016 -

ANDRECIETTA NITA CABANTING Age 83, of Aiea, HI, passed away March 26, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born April 7, 1932 in Hilo, HI. She retired from Tripler Army Medical Center. She is survived by sons, Leighton Ventura, Cecilio D. Cabanting, Jr.; daughters, Alicia (Jeff) Kunisaki, Vena (Eden) Funtanilla, Sylvia Chung; 6 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (April 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; program 11:00 a.m., prayer service 11:45 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual / Aloha attire.

Jerry Moke Adams

Posted On April 21st, 2016 -

$nameJERRY MOKE ADAMS Jerry Moke Adams, 62, of Honolulu, a former University of Hawaii-Manoa security officer, died in Pali Momi Medical Center on April 6, 2016. He served as an Inner Guard with the Pearl City Elks Lodge #2669. He is survived by wife Donna Dos Santos, sons Arin K. and Jerry M. Jr., daughter Amber A., brothers Graydon Southard, John Adams, Clarence Adams (Arlene) and Matthew Adams, sisters Carole Tavares, Jeanne Denis (Carl) and Joan Manke (Jim), and grandson Zaedyn James Prieto Adams. Visitation: 11 a.m. April 22 at Borthwick Mortuary-Oahu. Services: noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com

Clarence E. Takeuchi

Posted On April 21st, 2016 -

$nameCLARENCE E. TAKEUCHI May 5, 1925 - April 5, 2016 Clarence E. Takeuchi, who devoted most of his long U.S. federal government career to the people of the Micronesia region, died in Honolulu following a period of declining health. He was a resident at the Hale Ho Aloha skilled nursing facility. He passed on April 5, 2016, at 90. Born and raised in Kalihi, Clarence first dreamed of traveling to the Pacific Islands as a youngster when he read magazine articles about the "South Seas." The dream stayed with him, following graduation from Farrington High School, service in the U.S. Army's Counter Intelligence Corps at the end of World War II, and post-war work for Hawaiian Electric Company. The dream became a reality in the early 1950s, when shortly after he married Sachiko Oyama of Honolulu, he was hired by the U.S. Interior Department to work on Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands, then part of the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Clarence and his bride left for Majuro in 1953. Clarence and Sachi quickly made Majuro their home, and started a family. Their two sons, Floyd and Gary, were born in the Majuro Hospital, a fancy name for a World War II Quonset huts left by the U.S. Navy. Marshallese doctors, islanders who were trained by U.S. Navy medics after the war, delivered the boys. Having Marshallese deliver their sons was a point of great pride for the young parents. Clarence was in charge of running Majuro's power plant. He also set up a ham radio station, a life-long avocation, and was also known by his call sign KG6SC. Sachi, a 1949 graduate of the University of Hawaii, worked as secretary to the District Administrator. A few years later, Clarence moved to the Marshalls District Education Department, where he developed a close and lifelong friendship with Dwight Heine, a prominent Marshallese leader. Working in education reinforced a belief that Clarence had had for some time - that he should get a college education. In 1960, at age 35, he packed up his young family and moved them to Baltimore, Maryland to attend Johns Hopkins University. He earned a BA and MA in education. However, the call of the islands remained strong. In 1964, Clarence and Sachi returned to the Trust Territory, this time to Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. He was appointed the Community Development Officer for the Marianas District. Sachi was hired as secretary to the director of the Trust Territory Education Department. Within a couple of years, Clarence was named Special Assistant to the High Commissioner, where he joined his close friend from Majuro days, Dwight Heine, then one of the highest ranking Micronesians in the U.S. administration. Sachi was appointed Deputy Director of the Trust Territory Personnel Department. Clarence and Sachi served on Saipan from 1964 to 1982, when they retired from U.S. federal service, shortly before the end of the Trust Territory. They retired to Hawaii. Clarence is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sachiko Oyama Takeuchi, sons Floyd (Kris Tanahara) and Gary (JoAnn), and their son Kai. He is also survived by brother George (Carol) and sister Agnes (Ronald) Ushijima. Clarence's parents, Shirota and Tono Takeuchi, and four sisters, Jane Tomasu, Patsy Takeuchi, Barbara Takeuchi, and Lillian Tamura, predeceased him. A funeral service will be held on May 4, 2016, at 6 p.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary in Honolulu. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. The family requests casual attire and no flowers. A private inurnment service will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

BETTY KIYOKO KAJIWARA

Posted On April 20th, 2016 -

BETTY KIYOKO KAJIWARA Betty Kiyoko Kajiwara, 94, of Kaimuki, former executive secretary to Harry Weinberg at HRT and retired from MTL, died April 1, 2016, in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Doreen Davis (Steve), sons Owen (Jessica) and Alvin; and two grandsons Kamanu and Keola. Private services. In lieu of flowers and koden, donations to Kidney Foundation of Hawaii or American Heart Association Hawaii.

Haruko Alice Yoshina

Posted On April 20th, 2016 -

$nameHARUKO ALICE YOSHINA Haruko Alice Yoshina passed away on April 1, 2016 at the Kuakini Medical Center. Alice was born in Hakalau, Hawaii on March 13, 1921 to Satoru and Satoyo Kurisu. She went to Japan at age thirteen, and graduated from Hiroshima Prefectural High School and Hiroshima City College, where she received her teaching certificate. While in Japan, she took tea ceremony and flower arranging lessons, earning a degree in the Ikenobo School of flower arranging. After returning to Hawaii, she began teaching at the Hilo Hongwanji Gakuen (Japanese language school). In 1942, she married Dr. Takeo Kenneth Yoshina, and they began their family. During this time, she obtained her American high school diploma through the adult education program while raising her family, helping her husband in his dental office, and teaching flower arrangement in her home. She resumed her language school teaching in 1954 until her retirement as director of language programs in 1982. By continuing her flower arranging studies in Kyoto and in Hawaii through visiting professors from Kyoto, Alice attained the highest rank of Sokatoku (Senior Professor, First Grade.) In 1977, she organized the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Hawaii, the first Ikenobo Society in the state of Hawaii. Alice continued teaching flower arrangement in her home as well as through the adult education program, Parks and Recreation program, Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin, and Hilo Meishoin. The Ikenobo Society, under Alice's leadership as sensei and president, held flower arrangement demonstrations, showcasing her students' arrangements, at various venues over the years. In March 2004, her students honored her for fifty years of teaching. in May 2004, she received a "Special Award of Merit," or "Award for Special Distinguished Service to Ikenobo," (Jun Karo-Ho) from Ikenobo Sen'ei, the 45th headmaster of the Ikenobo School of Flower Arranging. It was the first time this award had been presented to a member outside of Japan. Besides her teaching, Alice enjoyed baking and cooking, especially Japanese foods, raising plants and flowers, especially orchids, sewing, and needlework. She became the oral historian for the Yoshina family as she was fluent in Japanese. She was a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother, and cared deeply for her extended family. Survivors include her daughter, Winona Maeda; grand-daughter, Lianne Maeda; sister, Margaret Y. Oda; hanai son, Lloyd Yoshina; and numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband Takeo Yoshina in 1989 and son Claron in 1959. Visitation will be at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo, Hawaii on April 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., with Memorial Service to follow at 3:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

VICTOR MOLETA

Posted On April 20th, 2016 -

VICTOR MOLETA Age 74, of Waianae, HI, passed away March 20, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born October 22, 1941 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by wife, Sandra K. Aken; stepson, Kalani Maialoha- Moleta; daughter, Jadelyn "Ipo" (Kimo) Akiona; brothers, Aurelio Moleta, Jr., Nicholas Moleta, Harry (Lanette) Moleta; 7 grand- children; great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (April 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:15 p.m. Diamond Head Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

EMMA LOY KYAU WONG MOW

Posted On April 20th, 2016 -

EMMA LOY KYAU WONG MOW Age 80, of Honolulu, HI, passed away March 29, 2016 in Mesa, AZ. Born April 1, 1935 in Kula, Maui. HI. Retired cook at Damien Christian Brothers for over 50 years of service. She is survived by husband, Norman F.C. Mow; son, Dr. Randy Mow; daughter, Renette (Bob) Walker; brothers, Arthur Wong, Paul (Sue) Wong, George (Irene) Wong; sisters, Cecilia Bareng, Ellen Shimomura; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Sunday (April 24) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Monday (April 25) at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa (712 N. School St., Honolulu); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

AMANTE CASTRO ELAYDO

Posted On April 20th, 2016 -

AMANTE CASTRO ELAYDO Age 90, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 22, 2016 in Waipahu. Born May 6, 1925 in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He retired from Molokai Sugar Plantation. He is survived by granddaughter, Cristina S. Pascual; 5 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Monday (April 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 26) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

ROBERT T. KIMURA

Posted On April 20th, 2016 -

ROBERT T. KIMURA Age 84, of Honolulu, passed away April 1, 2016 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu and grew up in Waialua. He was a retired Kapiolani Community College professor. He is survived by wife, Florence Kimura; son, Lance Kimura (Allison Sawada); daughter, Liane Kimura-Rita (Eric Rita); grandchildren, Lyndi Kimura, Isaac Kimura, Sean Rita, Derin Rita and Kalen Rita; and brothers, Tom (Betty) Kimura, Wilfred (Janet) Kimura, Glenn (Cynthia) Kimura and Earl Kimura. Visitation 3:00 p.m. on April 29, 2016, at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary; service 4:30 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nelson J. Pomai Puailihau

Posted On April 20th, 2016 -

$nameNELSON J. POMAI PUAILIHAU Age 82, of Honolulu, passed away March 29, 2016 in Honolulu. Born Sept. 26, 1933 in Kaluaaha, Molokai. Formerly with American Electric Company as a Utility Worker and member of IBEW Local 1186. He is survived by wife, Hannah Puailihau; sons, Samuel "Tiny" Puailihau, Nelson "Honeyboy" (Randy Mae) Puailihau, Henry Kalani (Holly) Puailihau, Howard "Pua" Puailihau; daughter, June (Keoki) Denison; brother, Laurence "Kimo" (Ziona) Puailihau; 9 grandchildren: Ivan, Jeremy, Kevin, Hannah-Marie, Mikilani Puailihau; Nelson "Pihana", Preston "Kamahalo", Justyn "Kalani" Puailihau-Eli; Kanoe Rockford. 4 great-grandchildren, Zianna, Zailey Kaahu-Puailihau-Eli; Aukai, Leila Voge. Visitation 8:30 AM Saturday April 23 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 9:30 AM. Committal Service 9:30 AM Tuesday April 26 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.

Delores Elizabeth Stockstad Reierson

Posted On April 20th, 2016 -

$nameDELORES ELIZABETH STOCKSTAD REIERSON Delores Elizabeth Stockstad Reierson. Born December 2, 1926 in Chamberlain, South Dakota. Daughter of Paul L. Stockstad and Elizabeth Hansen. Raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Graduated Kitsilano High School and the University of British Columbia. Worked for BC Telephone after graduation before following a co-worker over to Hawaii. Hired by United Airlines to work in their passenger service department at Honolulu International Airport. Met her future husband, Bob Reierson, on a blind date and was married on March 5, 1955 in his parents' Roundtop home. Avid golfer and lifelong member of the Oahu Country Club; she volunteered many years for the Festival of Trees in support of Queens Medical Center. Expert seamstress, knitter, crocheter, quilter, needle pointer and parallel parker. All family members are proud owners & wearers of her handiwork! Traveled the world with her husband and love of her life. Favorite spots included Norway, London, New York and her childhood home of Vancouver. Talented, hard-working, humble, unpretentious, loyal and kind--- the best of the best! Survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert R. Reierson; her daughter, Betsy (Dan) Livingston of Newport Beach, California; and her four grandchildren, Danny Livingston, Leilani (John) Jones, David (Jaimee) Livingston and Eva Reierson. Predeceased by her older brother Paul (Anne) Stockstad and her son, Michael Reierson. The family also wants to give a heartfelt aloha to the dear caregivers who helped Del on the last mile of her mortal journey. Services will be held Thursday, April 21 at 11:00 AM at the Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that persons desiring to honor Del make a donation to their favorite charity.

Karenann Wedge-Lewis

Posted On April 19th, 2016 -

KARENANN WEDGE-LEWIS Karenann Wedge-Lewis, 62, of Honolulu died March 28, 2016 in Honolulu. She was born in Poughkeepsie, New York and was retired from Hawaiian Telcom. Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Deering Lewis and she is survived by her mother Ellenora Wedge and sister Linda Puu. Visitation 10 a.m. on Thursday (April 21, 2016) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service 11 a.m., committal service 2 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).

NAVELTA “FRANCES” KUULEIALOHA AYRES

Posted On April 19th, 2016 -

NAVELTA FRANCES KUULEIALOHA AYRES Age 69 of Waianae, HI, passed away March 18, 2016 in Waianae. Born September 20, 1946 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from the City & County of Honolulu. She is survived by son, Gary (Stephanie) Ayres, Jr.; daughter, Deanna Ayres; brothers, Carlos Gouveia, Wally Gouveia, Clarence Gouveia; sister, Rosie; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (April 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran