Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Alberta Siaris Manijo

Posted On February 8th, 2014 -

ALBERTA SIARIS MANIJO Alberta Siaris Manijo, 83, passed away on January 18, 2014. Alberta was preceded in death by her father Custodio Ciaris and mother Alice Academia, husband Maxim Manijo, siblings Margaret Batalon, William Siaris, Madeline Mafanas, Beatrice Siaris, and Henry Siaris. She is survived by her sister Evelyn Gomez, daughters Shirley Mayes, Sheila Ward, Bernadette Curtley, Anna Bayes, and Maxine Courtney. She also is survived by eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Sasha Elizabeth Ka’ipoleimanu Purdy

Posted On February 7th, 2014 -

SASHA ELIZABETH KA’IPOLEIMANU PURDY Infant daughter of Jake Purdy and Christine Mau of Kailua, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brothers Sage Maxwell and Robert J. Kalama Jr., sister Skye Maxwell and grandparents Grace Mau, Lolita Purdy and Jacob Purdy Sr. Memorial service will be on February 11, 2014 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 11:00 AM. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

PAULINA BARCENA AMORIN

Posted On February 7th, 2014 -

PAULINA BARCENA AMORIN Age 100, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 19, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born April 25, 1913 in San Quintin, Abra, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Jaime B. (Leatrice) Amorin, Romeo B. (Carmen) Amorin, Ernesto B. (Nancy) Amorin, Albert (Lola Jean) Amorin, Henry B. (Jeannie) Amorin; daughter, Pauline (Socimo) Ingano; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grand- children; 14 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 9 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer Servcie 12:00 Noon Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/ Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LIBRADA “BADING” CABOTAJE LAVIN ANCHETA

Posted On February 7th, 2014 -

LIBRADA BADING CABOTAJE LAVIN ANCHETA Age 92, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 10, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born November 29, 1921 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. She was a member of St Joseph Filipino Catholic Club and Altar Society. She is survived by sons, David (Denise) Ancheta, Gilbert (Mona) Ancheta, Benjamin (Deborah) Ancheta, Raymond (Charlotte) Ancheta; daughter, Mary Ann Ancheta; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (Feb. 14) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 11:15 a.m. Committal Svc. 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual/Aloha Attire.

David Marine Abbott, Jr. MD

Posted On February 7th, 2014 -

2-7 599831  David AbbottDAVID MARINE ABBOTT, JR. MD Of Downingtown, PA died January 19, 2014 at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA. Dr. Abbott was born in Mt. Holly, NJ, the son of David M. Abbott and Jayne Page Abbott. He grew up in Levittown, PA. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1967 and later from Temple Medical School. He spent 35 years practicing Psychiatry in Honolulu, HI, treating people with substance addictions and mental illness. Dr. Abbott moved back to PA in 2002 and continued to practice there. He was the much loved partner of Harriette A. Hubbard with whom he shared a home in Downingtown, PA. Dr. Abbott is survived by 2 amazing and beautiful daughters: Lara, of Springfield, OR, and Ashley Abbott Mercado (Alistair) Westminster, CA. David will be deeply missed by his brother, Courtney of Eugene, OR, his sisters, Marcia Binns (George) of Falls Church, VA, and Barbara Malmsjo (Albert) of Windermere, FL, and many nieces and nephews. In Dr. Abbott’s memory, donations to NAMI would be appreciated.

PHYLLIS M. CALL

Posted On February 7th, 2014 -

PHYLLIS M. CALL Dec. 6th 2013 Phyllis Call, 93, a Kailua resident of 47 yrs, passed away on Dec 6th 2013. A retired Federal Civil Servant. She worked at Cincpacfleet on Ford Island and at Kaneohe Marine Corp Air Station. She was actively involved with the German Shepard Dog Club of Hawaii for almost 40 years, including serving as Vice President. Phyllis was born in San Francisco on Jan. 2, 1920. She is survived by her sons, Brad Tomaso, Randy Call, and her daughter, Alison Call, as well as 7 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will beheld in Private. Aloha Attire Requested. In Lieu of Flowers, a Donation to the Animal Rescue League would be welcomed.

GERALDINE “GERRi’ ARDITH (HOAGLIN) CADIZ

Posted On February 7th, 2014 -

2-7 GERALDINE CADIZGERALDINE GERRI ARDITH (HOAGLIN) CADIZ 76, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, February 2, 2014. She was born May 2, 1937 in Dryden, NY, the daughter of late Elnora (Smith) and late Erwin Hoaglin. She was raised in Lansing, NY. In 1959, she graduated from Cornell University where she met her husband of 55 years, David Garcia Cadiz. She is survived by her husband David (Kailua); her brother, Robert Hoaglin (Texas); her daughter, Shelley Cadiz Gonnella (Cary, NC), Shelley’s husband, Mark, their children, Jordan Alan and Taylor Anne; and her son Alan David Cadiz (Paia, Maui), his wife Patricia (Burton), and their daughters, Cady Jane and Cloe Anabelle. Gerri and David moved to Hawaii in the mid 1960s and settled in Kailua in 1970. Gerri worked for Hawaii Department of Education for over 15 years, teaching primarily at Kailua Elementary. Gerri’s love of dogs inaugurated Hawaii’s Dog Magazine, ILIO in 1977. The magazine provided Hawaii’s dog community a platform to communicate current animal legislation, veterinary care, breed standards, and capture Hawaii’s show results for confirmation, obedience and agility. Gerri’s accomplishments and efforts with ILIO earned her the recognition of top honors from Dog Writers Association of America. Gerri held and served a variety of positions with Cocker Spaniel Club of Hawaii, Hawaiian Humane Society and she served as Chairman of Hawaiian Kennel Club. Being HKC Chairman was a great honor for her. She continually took steps to engage new dog owners, foster good breeding, educate, as well as recruit world renowned judges to officiate over the twice yearly shows. She strived to improve and maintain the overall well being of our local dog community. Visitation will be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary on Monday, February 10 at 2 pm with a service to follow at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her honor to Hawaii Humane Society at hawaiihumanesociety.org.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edward Balli

Posted On February 7th, 2014 -

2-7 600632  Edward BalliChief Warrant Officer 2 EDWARD BALLI 42, was killed in action in southern Afghanistan on January 20th, 2014. Edward was born and raised in Salinas, California, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop 2d Cavalry Regiment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and whose home was in Kapolei, Hawaii. Edward was recognized for his unwavering commitment to his country by working his way up as non-commissioned officer to Warrant Officer. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Star Service Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserves Overseas Training Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge and Basic Aviator Badge. His fellow Soldiers described Edward as an outstanding leader of Soldiers. He was a person with a kind heart and smile that aimed to please those who he worked for and with. He was a very motivated person who loved his job as an Unmanned Aerial System Operations Officer Platoon Leader, providing the eyes in the sky for those soldiers on the ground. He is survived by his wife, Kristy Balli, stepdaughters, Desirae Abrera, Momilani Morales and stepson, Michael Donios; mother, Catherine “Katie” Trevino, brothers, Ruben Balli and Robert Balli, Jr., sisters, Sarah Balli and Ofelia Lopez; stepgrandchildren, Ikaia and Audrie Donios. Visitation: 9 a.m, today at Schofield Barracks Main Post Chapel followed by services at 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Vicente Bataluna, Sr.

Posted On February 6th, 2014 -

2-6 VICENTE BATALUNAVICENTE BATALUNA, SR. Dec 8,1937- Jan. 28, 2014 Born in Naalehu, HI to Leoncio & Margarita (Empasis) Bataluna. Attended Lahainaluna, graduated from Konawaena High School, class of 1955. U.S. Army veteran. U.S. Postal Service retiree. Resided in Vancouver, WA until his passing. Survived by his wife, Molly (Akana) Bataluna of Vancouver, WA; children Natalie (Chad) Lahti; Vicente Jr.; Sterling; Cheryl (Craig) Beatty; and Lawrence (Loki); 14 grandchildren, and extended family. Memorial Service: Feb 8, Grace Foursquare Church; Camas, WA,11 a.m.

MARSHALL TAIJIRO TANAKA

Posted On February 6th, 2014 -

MARSHALL TAIJIRO TANAKA Age 92, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully at home. Born in Cupertino, California, he was a retired tailor. Preceded in death by his wife, Fusae, he is survived by his sons, Harry and Robert (Tomiko) Tanaka; daughters, Nobue (Bill) Sakamoto and Eileen (Alan) Masuda; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

VIRGINIA “BELIN” BAUTISTA

Posted On February 6th, 2014 -

2-6 VIRGINIA BAUTISTAVIRGINIA VIRGIE BELIN BAUTISTA Age 71, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 4, 2014 in Honolulu. Born August 14, 1942 in Honolulu, HI. Retired customer service representative for Bank of Hawaii. Class of 1960 Waipahu High School. She is survived by sons, Philip M.J. (Bernadette) Acierto, Marc Acierto; brother, Gary Bautista; 3 grandchildren; companion, Reginald “Reggie” Fallau. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 11) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

GAUDELIA “GODING” LACUESTA AURELLANO

Posted On February 6th, 2014 -

2-6 GAUDELIA AURELLANOGAUDELIA GODING LACUESTA AURELLANO Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 9, 2014 in Aiea. Born September 29, 1926 in #2 Garreta, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Badoc Pinili Aide Association. Preceded in death by husband: Fermin B. Aurellano. She is survived by sons, Florencio Aurellano, David (Veronica) Aurellano, Pedro (Alma) Aurellano, Primo (Mary Jane) Aurellano; daughters, Filomena (Luis) Valido, Melchora (Simplicio) Lacamiento, Teresita Aurellano, Elvira Aurellano, Cleotilde (Robert) Racoma, Potenciana (Tom) Juliano; step-sons, Ricardo Aurellano, Jose (Ramona) Aurellano; step-daughters, Trinidad Ganir, Isabel (Lorenzo) Palacpac, Catalina Barroga; 43 grand- children 59 great-grandchildren Sister, Esterlina Lacuesta Vergara. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 12) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

GAYLETTE STEPHANIE BARNES

Posted On February 6th, 2014 -

2-6 GAYLETTE BARNESGAYLETTE STEPHANIE BARNES April 21, 1952 – February 2, 2014 Gaylette was born at Kapiolani Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, raised in Kalihi, and attended Farrington High School Gaylette was very loved and will be missed. Leaves in fond memories; Husband: of 27 years Bryan K. Barnes; Daughters: Davilyn Souter, Evelyn Hardy, Charylyn Wong, Gaylyn Sanders, and TeAndrea Tate (Eric); Son: James (Kimo) Grant; Parents: James and Helen Ortiz; Brother: Derrick Ortiz; Sister: Staci Kali (Joseph); Sister-in-Law: Carolyn Barnes. Grand Children: Jasztoni (Curtis), JD, Evan, Dominick, Javone, Jaquay, Austin, Tanner, Alex, Alexis and Aaliyah. Great Grand Children: Armani, Corwon Jr, Noelani, Taylor.

Howard Ma’ema’eolehua Kaohi

Posted On February 5th, 2014 -

2-5, 2-12 99295   Howard KaohiHOWARD MA’EMA’EOLEHUA KAOHI July 26, 1936- January 28, 2014 Howard Ma’ema’eolehua Kaohi, 77, beloved son, brother, husband and father, passed away on January 28, 2014 in Koloa, Kauai. He was born and raised in Hanapepe, Kauai. At the age of 12, he moved to Honolulu to attend The Kamehameha School for Boys as a 7th grader. After graduating in 1954, he joined the Navy and worked as a welder on the USS Hornet. He then became a flight attendant for United Airlines until he retired with 40 years of service. In 2000, he returned to Kauai. He was an active member of the Koloa Community Association and served on the Board of Directors. His favorite pastimes included coaching soccer, building houses, traveling (he visited every Continent except Antarctica) and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his mother, Gloria Kaohi; his sister, Bernadette (Lowell) Lancaster; wife, Sharon Kaohi; son, Kevin (Kate) Kaohi; daughter, Julie (Dean) Kaohi-Matsumoto and grandchildren Lei’ala, Anuhea, Lehua, Pohai and Kamaha’o. Memorial services on Kauai will be at the Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo on Saturday February 8. Visitation begins at 8:30 am. Memorial services on Oahu will be at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel at the Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus on Sunday February 16. Visitation begins at noon.

EVERETTE “TONY” FLANDERS

Posted On February 5th, 2014 -

2-5 EVERETTE FLANDERSEVERETTE TONY FLANDERS Passed Away on January 20th, 2014 at his home in Mililani. He was 90 years old. Born on May 27, 1923 in Wellman, Iowa to Henry and Mary Flanders. A long time resident of Kailua, Oahu, Tony, along with his wife Frances, left the islands for Austin, Texas in 1991. Because of their love for the islands they returned in 2000 to live out their years in Mililani. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp’s, he served in combat as a B-24 pilot in Europe during World War II. After the war he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and then became an engineer with the Army Corp’s of Engineers who he worked for until retirement. In his free time, he was a member of the Kailua ELKS, attaining the position of Exalted Ruler. He is survived by his four children, son Michael (Eden) Flanders, daughter Mary (Ken) Teague, daughter Anne (Gary) Battles and son Richard Flanders; three grandchildren and five great-grand children. Visitation: 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Monday at Saint John Apostle and Evangelist Church 95-370 Kuahelani Avenue in Mililani. Mass is at 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.

Howard Ma’ema’eolehua Kaohi

Posted On February 5th, 2014 -

HOWARD MA’EMA’EOLEHUA KAOHI July 26, 1936- January 28, 2014 Howard Ma’ema’eolehua Kaohi, 77, beloved son, brother, husband and father, passed away on January 28, 2014 in Koloa, Kauai. He was born and raised in Hanapepe, Kauai. At the age of 12, he moved to Honolulu to attend The Kamehameha School for Boys as a 7th grader. After graduating in 1954, he joined the Navy and worked as a welder on the USS Hornet. He then became a flight attendant for United Airlines until he retired with 40 years of service. In 2000, he returned to Kauai. He was an active member of the Koloa Community Association and served on the Board of Directors. His favorite pastimes included coaching soccer, building houses, traveling (he visited every Continent except Antarctica) and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his mother, Gloria Kaohi; his sister, Bernadette (Lowell) Lancaster; wife, Sharon Kaohi; son, Kevin (Kate) Kaohi; daughter, Julie (Dean) Kaohi-Matsumoto and grandchildren Lei’ala, Anuhea, Lehua, Pohai and Kamaha’o. Memorial services on Kauai will be at the Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo on Saturday February 8. Visitation begins at 8:30 am. Memorial services on Oahu will be at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel at the Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus on Sunday February 16. Visitation begins at noon.

KEAHIPONO ZAYDEN ASKEW

Posted On February 4th, 2014 -

2-4 KEAHIPONO ZAYDEN ASKEWKEAHIPONO ZAYDEN ASKEW Age 3, passed away January 16, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Born April 20, 2010 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by mother, Josephine Poni Moi Askew; father, Brandon Askew; brother, Makananui Askew; sister, Kaleonahenahe Askew; maternal grandparents, Harry & Carnation Correa; paternal grandmother, Arlene Askew; maternal great- grandmothers, Carnation Harvest & Ida Correa; paternal great- grandparents, Marvelene & Jeff McAlister, Joseph Jr. & Audrey Poston; many aunts, uncles & cousins. Visitation 9:00am Saturday (February 8) at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel; (1887 Makuakane Street, Bldg. 65, Honolulu) Funeral Service 11:00am. Burial 1:30pm at Mililani Memorial Park. Bright colors/Aloha Attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Keahipono Askew Funeral Fund: https:// fundly.com/m2/keahipono -askew.

ARMENIO AUGUSTIN TEODORO

Posted On February 4th, 2014 -

ARMENIO AUGUSTIN TEODORO Age 57, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 7, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born October 16, 1956 in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by son, Anthony Teodoro; daughter, Jennifer Teodoro; brothers, Artemio (Rosie) Teodoro, Rogelio (Saturnina) Teodoro, Miliado (Tita) Teodoro, Teodorico Teodoro; sisters, Mely (Lodivino) Ordonio, Remy Teodoro. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (Feb. 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 10 a.m. Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FELICITAS MANERA MUNOZ

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

FELICITAS MANERA MUNOZ Age 72, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 7, 2014 in Waipahu. Born March 7, 1941 in Barangay, Espiritu, Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A member of Dingras of Hawaii. She is survived by sons, Jimmy Arevalo, Joenell Arevalo; daughters, Jocelyn Arevalo, Jannet Tone, Judith Sahagun; 8 grand- children; brothers, Tranquilino Munoz, Byrne Munoz, Vianor Munoz, Edwin Munoz, Jerry Munoz of NV; sisters, Shonie Aguinaldo, Dionicia Mendoza of Philippines, Dessie Manuel, Elena Cruz.. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 6) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

ROGIE “ROY” ANDAYA

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

ROGIE ROY ANDAYA Age 73, of Honolulu, passed away December 29, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born January 7, 1940 in Lihue, Kauai. Retired as an electrician from American Electric Co. He is survived by sife, Carmelita Andaya; daughter, January May Andaya; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday 2/8 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N School St., Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

YOSHIKO KAMEI

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

YOSHIKO KAMEI 96 of Waipahu, Hawaii died on January 6, 2014 at the Kaiser Medical Center. She was born on December 21, 1917 in South Hilo, Hawaii. Mrs. Kamei was a retired Stock Clerk from Carol and Mary’s. Survived by son, Myles Kamei; daughters Irene (Richard) Machida, Mona (Neal) Hamaoka and Karen (Don) Ikoma; grandchildren, Shannon (Juan) Cabanilla, Kayne Machida, Daeni (Michael) Ito and Alisa Ikoma; 2 great grandchildren; brother, Baldwin (Deane) Nanbu. Vistation Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Chapel. A funeral Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel. Private Inurnment at a later date.

MICHAEL BRUCE ASSILY

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

2-3 MICHAEL BRUCE ASSILYMICHAEL BRUCE ASSILY Age 36, of Aiea, passed away January 24, 2014 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born June 30, 1977 in American Samoa. He is survived by wife, Mahina Assily; sons, Kamuela, Kamakana, Kaulana; mother, Theresa Assily Misiluti Tamasayo; father, Samir Assily; paternal grandmother, Galu Makerita Aloisiol brothers, Jonathan Assily, Christopher Assily. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday 2/7 at Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Hwy, Mass 7:30 p.m. Flowers Welcome.

Leonard Paris Fernandez

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

2-3 598529   Leonard FernandezLEONARD PARIS FERNANDEZ 65, of Kurtistown died Jan 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kauai, he was a retired Boilermaker and a member of the Boilermakers Local 204, and later 627. Visitation will be held from 10-11 am on Sunday February 9, 2014 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo, Hawaii; Service at 11:00am. Casual attire and no flowers. Survived by sons Glenn (Charlene), and Daniel (Michelle) Fernandez, and Robert Torres. Brothers Castor Jr. (Maile), and Edmund Fernandez, and Sister Aurora Fernandez. A step-grandson & numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Robert Russell Roberts

Posted On February 2nd, 2014 -

2-2 597013-01-01 Robert Roberts photo #1ROBERT RUSSELL ROBERTS Robert Russell Roberts, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the VA San Diego Medical Center on Friday, January 10, 2014. He was born March 4, 1931 to Mede Ira and Lillian Vogel Roberts in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. As a 17 year old, he joined the US Army and rose to the rank of Sergeant Major before retiring after 20 years of service. He was a proud member of the Signal Corps and a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After completion of his military service, Robert earned his PhD in Microbiology from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. He thoroughly enjoyed his student years and remained a loyal BYU Cougar for the rest of his life. Upon graduation, he began his career as a research scientist with the Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association in Aiea, Hawaii where he often mentored young people interested in careers in science. He married Midori Komatsu in Tokyo, Japan in 1953 and together they raised three children, Linda Bray of Oceanside, CA, Lillian Kearney of Houston, TX and Ira Roberts of Bakersfield, CA. He was also blessed with 2 grandchildren, Lauren Bray of Palo Alto, CA and Amy Bray currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in Brasov, Romania. Robert was a valiant and faithful member of the LDS Church and held many positions of service over the past 50 years. As a tribute to the 35 years Robert spent in his beloved Hawaii, Hawaiian attire was worn at his gravesite service on January 17th. Burial with full military honors followed at Riverside National Cemetery in California. The family would like to thank his excellent caregivers, both at Rancho Vista senior living facility in Vista, CA where he spent the last year-and-a-half of his life, and at the VA San Diego Medical Center. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.tributes.com

Charleta “Charlie Pryde” Freitas

Posted On February 2nd, 2014 -

2-2 597541 Charleta FreitasCHARLETA CHARLIE PRYDE FREITAS Charleta “Charlie Pryde” Freitas passed away December 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Charlie was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended St. Gregory High School there before studying journalism at Michigan State University. After school, she started her own talk show, Detroit Today, leaving the show to work for Congressman John Conyers as his press secretary. She worked for Mohammad Ali Professional Sports and Cronk boxing, specializing in booking fight venues and preparing fighters for press conferences. During a vacation to Hawaii, she fell in love with the islands and became a long time kamaaina. There she worked as a entertainment consultant, representing Kapena, Kahanu Records, Simplicity, and Three Scoops of Aloha, among others. She also worked with KCCN radio as a writer and advertiser. She was a strong supporter of the Literacy Volunteers of America all the years she spent on Oahu. In 1987, on October 1, she married Bernard Freitas. She has been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for twelve years. She and Bernard moved to Las Vegas in August 2012. Charlie is survived by her loving husband, Bernard Freitas and other family.

SATOSHI “SATS” KUROZAWA

Posted On February 2nd, 2014 -

SATOSHI SATS KUROZAWA Age 82, of Pearl City, HI, passed away January 18, 2014 in Honolulu. Born February 18, 1931 in Kona, HI. A retired control operator with Hawaiian Electric Company. He is survived by wife, Mildred K. Kurozawa; son, Rawn S. (Donna) Kurozawa; brothers, George Kurozawa, Richard Kurozawa, Larry Kurozawa; sisters, Yoshiko Ikeda, Chieko Kitaoka; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 9:45 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 4) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Memorial Service 10:30 a.m.

RIZAL EALA RAMIREZ

Posted On February 2nd, 2014 -

RIZAL EALA RAMIREZ Age 94, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 3, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born December 30, 1919 in San Esteban, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Hawaiian Electric after 30 years. He is survived by sons, Leopoldo (Arletta) Ramirez, Wallace (Sun-Young) Pedro; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CHARLES MORIO TOYAMA

Posted On February 2nd, 2014 -

2-2 CHARLES TOYAMACHARLES MORIO TOYAMA Age 83, of Honolulu, HI, passed away December 31, 2013 in Honolulu. Born May 26, 1930 in Honolulu, HI. Charles was retired from the Department of Transportation. He is survived by wife, Doris F. Toyama; son, David (Susan) Toyama; daughter, Dori Ann Rodrigues; brother, Kunsang Nyima; sister, Yoneko Fukumoto; grandchildren, Brandy, Ira, Ty, Jeremy, Emma. Private services were held.

CHIYO KIKUTA KIDANI

Posted On February 2nd, 2014 -

CHIYO KIKUTA KIDANI Age 92, of Pearl City, HI, passed away December 15, 2013 in Honolulu. Born October 3, 1921 in Ewa, HI. Chiyo was retired from the Ewa & Oahu Sugar Plantation Companies. She is survived by daughter, Shirley (Keith Ishida) Kidani; brothers, Toshio (Geraldine) Kikuta, Tsutomu (Ella) Kikuta, Waichi (Janet) Kikuta; sisters, Kay Kaneshiro, Jean Oshiro. Private services were held.

Sakai, Judith Lynn

Posted On February 2nd, 2014 -

SAKAI, JUDITH LYNN Age 67, of Albuquerque, NM, passed on January 14, 2014. She is survived by her son, Michael Chun and wife, Elena and their son, Ethan; son, Steven Chun and wife, Julie; and brother, Stanley Boyd and wife, Marilyn.


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