Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

LAWRENCE “LARRY BOY” SU’A AKA LARRY HERESA

Posted On November 24th, 2014 -

$nameLAWRENCE LARRY BOY SU’A aka LARRY HERESA Age 37 , of Kapolei, HI, passed away November 8, 2014 in Kapolei. Born July 28, 1977 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by life companion, Shawna Leialoha Correa; sons, Izeick Su’a-Coloma, Izaiah Su’a; father, Solomon Su’a; mother, Yolanda Su’a; brother, Theodore Heresa; sisters, Theresa Heresa- Hunkin (Matthew-Solomon), Melanie (Ana Tagovailoa) Su’a; grand- mother, Caroline Alcantra; many family and friends. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Dec. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SONIA FAUST

Posted On November 23rd, 2014 -

A Tribute to SONIA FAUST Ann Sonia Faust was born in Honolulu in 1936 and grew up in Wahiawa, Los Angeles, and on Maui where she graduated from Baldwin High School in 1955. She attended the University of Hawaii graduating in 1959 and received a Coro Foundation fellowship in public affairs in San Francisco, followed by a scholarship from the Harvard School of Law, graduating in 1964. Following her graduation from Harvard Sonia provided public service for the State of Hawaii for over forty five years. She began her legal career at the Honolulu Corporation Council’s office and soon after joined the Legislative Reference Bureau. In 1970 she joined the State Attorney General’s Office and in the mid 1970s she worked for the Hawaii Public Employment Relations Board and also for a short time with the Maui Corporation Counsel’s office. In 1982 Sonia returned to the Attorney General’s Office as head of the Antitrust Division and was later selected to head the Regulatory Division and retired in 2009 as supervisor of the Land and Transportation Division while also serving on a number of state oversight committees as well. Sonia is survived by a brother, Nicholas, who resides at June Lake California.

TADAO KIMURA

Posted On November 23rd, 2014 -

TADAO KIMURA Age 86, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 7, 2014 in Waipahu. Born February 16, 1928 in Waipahu, HI. Retired electrician for C & H Sugar Company. He is survived by sisters-in- law, Nobue Kimura, Miyuki Kimura; nieces & nephews. Private Services.

MURIEL M. HORITA

Posted On November 23rd, 2014 -

MURIEL M. HORITA Age 86, of Honolulu, HI, passed away October 6, 2014 in Pearl City, HI. Born January 10, 1928 in Kipapa, Oahu, HI. Predeceased by spouse, Roy Horita. She is survived by brothers, Akira (Naomi) Harada, Edwin T. (Eleanor) Harada; sisters, Joyce Hosaka, Kay K. (George) Nagaishi. Private Services were held.

MYRTLE N. (SASAKI) MATSUMURA

Posted On November 23rd, 2014 -

MYRTLE N. (SASAKI) MATSUMURA Age 71, of Honolulu, HI, passed away October 3rd, 2014 at home in Union City, CA. Myrtle was an employee of United Airlines. She is survived by husband, Dennis Matsumura; son, Ryan (Denice); daughter, Erin; siblings, Chester (Kathy), Lester (Gail), Charlotte; and 2 grandchildren. Private services were held.

JIM KOLONICK

Posted On November 23rd, 2014 -

Screenshot 2014-11-24 08.34Nine Years of Remembering JIM KOLONICK December 8, 1934 – November 23, 2005 Always In Our Hearts Your loving spirit will live on forever.

MELVIN DANIEL DE COSTA

Posted On November 23rd, 2014 -

$nameMELVIN DANIEL DE COSTA Melvin Daniel De Costa, 71, of Kailua passed away at his home in Kunia on October 26, 2014. Mel attended Kailua High School and went on to continue his education until he earned his Master’s Degree at Chaminade University. He was always a strong proponent of education and made it an integral part of his career. Mel retired from the Honolulu Police Department in 1989 after 27 years of service. As a captain and civil defense coordinator, he was in charge of the training program for the HPD’s Communications Division that managed 125 employees. He was the lieutenant in charge of the Gambling and Morals Detail in the HPD’s Vice Narcotics Division. He was a police sergeant and front line supervisor for over 12 years. After retirement, Mel started his business DC Investigative Services Inc. He then worked as Director of Security & Safety at Royal Hawaiian Hotel, then Director of Security at Kahala Mall Shopping Center and most recently, Director of Security at Chaminade University with Securitas. Mel was also a part time instructor at Honolulu Community College and an adjunct professor at Chaminade University. His involvement in professional memberships included the ASIS Hawaii Chapter (Past President), the Hawaii Visitor Industry Security Association (Past Vice President) and a director with the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Hawaii Chapter; just to name a few. On October 23rd, 3 days before his passing, at the 30th Annual Law Enforcement Security Awards Banquet, Mel was awarded the prestigious “Top Cops Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014″. Mel is survived by his wife, Rochelle Kaai De Costa; daughters, Deidre (Tim) Harrison, Pualani (James) Todd, Noilani De Costa; hanai daughter, Kanoe Cobb-Adams; step-daughter, Michelle (Charles) Caouette; step-son, Roman Kaai; brother, Harold De Costa; sister, Barbara Long; 18 grandchildren, 7 great- grandchildren and his loving dog, Holo De Costa. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Mystical Rose Oratory Chapel at Chaminade University of Honolulu. Viewing at 9:30am with services at 11:00am. Burial to follow at 1:00pm at Valley of the Temples.

G. EVERETT SPRING

Posted On November 23rd, 2014 -

G. EVERETT SPRING December 23, 1928 – April 9, 2013 George Everett “Ev” Spring, born on Oahu December 23, 1928, to Percy George and Rose Norma Spring died in Seattle, Washington on April 9, 2013, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He graduated from St. Louis College in 1947, and received a BS in Ceramic Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1951. As a member of the U.S. Marines he served in Korea, the Philadelphia Navy Yard and the reserves. rising to rank of Captain. He married Allison Wiedorn, they divorced in 1963. Ev returned to Oahu in 1964, as branch manager for Owens Corning. He received an MBA in Finance from the University of Hawaii. In 1969, he married Gretchen Van Iderstine and in 1972 started GESCO Sales and Supply, moving family and business to Maui in 1976. Ev was active in the Maui Chamber of Commerce, serving two terms as president; taught classes at Chaminade University, Maui Campus, and the University of Phoenix. He was named a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Ev patented and marketed a leak detection system for underground storage tanks. He is survived by his brother Tom Spring S.M., wife Gretchen, son Everett (Kathy) and their children, Chelsea, Nolan, Garrett, Trevor and Colin; son Paul; daughter Anni and her son Karl; son Tony (Carol); son Alan (Laura) and their children Meghan and Evan; and son Scott (Sonjia) and their daughter Antonia. A private graveside service was held at Diamond Head Memorial Park November 22, 1914.

LOUIS K. COLLINS, JR.

Posted On November 23rd, 2014 -

$nameLOUIS K. COLLINS, JR. In the warmest light of October 13, 2014, with family at his side, Louis K. Collins, Jr. breathed peacefully into eternity at 93 years of age. Born in Honolulu July 22, 1921, the first born of Louis K. Collins and Amoy Ahu was raised by his grandparents in Kapahulu, Hoolehua and Mooilili before graduating from Iolani School in 1940. After graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Louis worked his charismatic personae with his athleticism, intellect, wit and common sense through a career of public relations with Mueller & Phipps, Primo Distributing Company, and Y. Hata and Sons before retiring to the family owned coffee farm in Keopu, Kona and to his fields of protea flowers in Kau. Louis is survived by sons Ernest “Mahoe” (Brenda), Louis K., Taylor and Michael J.; daughters Joanna U. Kaalele, Fanny K. (George) Alcosiba, Kathy Lou K. (Dan) Manuel and Titi K. (Bill) Ricafort; brother, John K.; sisters Winona K. Wong, Fanny K. (Sam) Au Hoy, Georgiana P. Clark and Ernesta H. (Frank) Masagatani; 18 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 1 great great-grandchild; many cousins, nephews and nieces. Visitation 9 am Friday December 12, 2014 at Borthwick Mortuary’s Maunakea Chapel. Service at 10. Aloha Attire. Private Inurnment.

CELINA T. SINCLAIR

Posted On November 23rd, 2014 -

CELINA T. SINCLAIR 89 of Honolulu, died Nov. 13, 2014. Born in Aparri, P.I. Survived by sister, Teresita Andres; daughters Evelyn, Lark, Mary, Lucy, son Michael, 13 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Service to celebrate her life St. Andrew’s Cathedral Sat., Nov. 29 at 1:00 PM, she joins her husband, Thomas Lowry at Punchbowl. Donations to St. Jude, and/or St. Andrew’s or St. Timothy’s homeless program.

“AUNTY STAN” KANANI KAAIAWAHIA BULAWAN aka STANLYN MARY BULAWAN PLACENCIA

Posted On November 23rd, 2014 -

AUNTY STAN KANANI KAAIAWAHIA BULAWAN aka STANLYN MARY BULAWAN PLACENCIA Age 54, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 25, 2014 in Honolulu. Born August 19, 1960 in Honolulu, HI. Founder of Waianae Community Outreach. National Association of Social Workers – Award Recipient Women in Recovery. Board member & advisor to various State Agencies & Non-Profit Organizations. She is survived by husband, Emilio Atabay Placencia, Sr.; son, Emilio Atabay (Felicia) Placencia, Jr.; daughters, Sophina Bulawan Placencia, Shalani Dante (Kai) Bulawan Placencia; brother, Clarkson Bulawan; sister, Jarzette (Renee) Bulawan; grandchildren, Emilie- Mae Nanea Placencia, Evan Atabay Placencia. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Nov. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No Flowers, Please.

REGINO DAQUIOAG MARTINEZ

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

$nameREGINO DAQUIOAG MARTINEZ Age 90, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away October 28, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Born September 7, 1924 in Laoag City, Philippines. Retired 2nd Lieutenant in the Philippine Air Force. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by wife, Julia B. Martinez; sons, Efren B. (Charita) Martinez, Edgar B. (Marilyn) Martinez; daughter, Erlinda M. (Victor) Durupan; sisters, Angeles Pabrua, Anita Dombrique, Filipinas Daguro; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Wednesday (Nov. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

GEORGE GIICHI OHARA

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

GEORGE GIICHI OHARA Age 85, of Mililani, HI, passed away September 30, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Born March 30, 1929 in Honolulu, HI. He retired from AMFAC and was a member of Pearl City Hongwanji. He is survived by wife, Violet E. Ohara; brother, William M. Ohara, D.D.S.; sisters, Carol S. Tsukada, Jean H. (Robert) Kamitono. Private services were held.

DR. HARUO KAMEOKA

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

$nameDR. HARUO KAMEOKA Age 92, of Honolulu, passed away October 18, 2014 in Honolulu. Born June 16, 1922 in Wahiawa. He graduated from Leilehua High School and attended U.H. Manoa and graduated from Washington University Dental School in St. Louis, Missouri in 1953. Practiced dentistry for 42 years in his home town in Wahiawa at the Wahiawa Medical Center of which he was a co-owner and manager for numerous years. An army veteran, served in the military at the Tripler Army Hospital. He has been a very active member during his career; A member of his 50th State Dental Club and served as president of the Wahiawa, Waialua Rotary Club (a member since 1957) also served as president of the Japanese Dental Society of which he was a member. He enjoyed golfing, a fan of all sports and belong to a number of golf clubs. An active member of the United States Army Golf Association for many years, Enjoyed comrade- ship of many and devoted friend to all. Traveled quite extensively throughout the world, both by land and ship. He is survived by wife, Esther T. Kameoka; daughter, Colleen (Stan) Kobayashi; sister, Fumiko Morisato; grandson, Scott Haruo Kobayashi; grand- daughter, Lauren Akemi Jaecks. Private Service Held. No Flowers. No Monetary Offering.

TIMOTHY GARRABRANT

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

$nameTIMOTHY GARRABRANT Timothy Garrabrant passed away on November 15, 2014. Our family would like to celebrate his life and all that the things he loved. Living in Hawaii he embraced the Hawaiian Culture its people and its land. He learned the strength and power of the ocean, the thrill of surfing, the serenity in life living in Hawaii. In 1980, he married his soul mate Ann Sholley surrounded by family and friends. Please forward any condolences to: Ms. Ann Sholley, 554 Wagner Hill Road, Port Trevorton, PA 17864.

HARRY O’DELL PARKS, JR.

Posted On November 21st, 2014 -

HARRY O’DELL PARKS, JR. Age 80, of Pearl City, HI, passed away October 19, 2014 in Pearl City. Born November 15, 1933 in Prince Frederick, Calvert County, MD. Retired veteran for the United States Air Force. He is survived by sons, Harry O’dell Parks III, Douglas Kinase Parks; daughters, Wanda Lee (Medardo) Padasdao, Linda Lee Parks, Shidell Lee Shizue Parks; sister, Edith Wilson; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Tuesday (Nov. 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Flowers Welcome.

Sue Carter Jordan

Posted On November 21st, 2014 -

SUE CARTER JORDAN Sue Carter Jordan, 82, of Kailua, passed away October 30, 2014. Born in Richmond, Virginia. Preceded in death by husband Ralph Martin Jordan. She is survived by daughter Deborah, son Mitchell, two grand- daughters, and sister Jane Walker. Private inurnment.

LUDIVINA “LUDY” BALISACAN LAGUA

Posted On November 21st, 2014 -

LUDIVINA LUDY BALISACAN LAGUA Age 79, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 25, 2014 in Waipahu. Born April 15, 1935 in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Danilo (Geraldine) Lagua, Delbert (Fe) Lagua; brothers, Leonardo (Florencia) Balisacan, Fermin (Genny) Balisacan, Thomas (Amovida) Balisacan; sisters, Beatriz (Johnny) Fiesta, Sylvia (Mel) Carino, Florence (David) Vea; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Tuesday (Nov. 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Wednesday (Nov. 26) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington, Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LESLIE ARANAYDO

Posted On November 21st, 2014 -

LESLIE ARANAYDO Age 83, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 26, 2014 in Waipahu. Born June 5, 1931 in Ewa, HI. Leslie was retired from Tileco & Local 368. He was an usher at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He is survived by wife, Incarnation Aranaydo; son, Lester (Shareen) Aranaydo; daughters, Marian (Louis) Hema, Denise (John) Jose, Paula (Randy) Fisher; brothers, Philemon (Susanna) Aranaydo, Harry Aranaydo, Edward (Geraldine) Aranaydo, Gerald (Linda) Aranaydo; Joseph (April) Aranaydo; sisters, Josephine (Richard) Sarno, Doris (Gilbert) Yrojo, Marilyn (Frank) Salgado; 14 grand- children; 15 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Tuesday (Nov. 25) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual Attire.

ANTHONY JOSEPH “AKONI” SORGENT

Posted On November 21st, 2014 -

$nameANTHONY JOSEPH AKONI SORGENT 54, of Waimanalo passed away at Straub Hospital on October 17, 2014 after a long illness. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 23, 1960. He served his country in the Navy from 1979-1982. He was a self-employed painter, mechanic, and maintenance man. Survived by wife, Rozlyn; sons, Shane Akoni (Amber) Lono and Kilauea (Heather) Sorgent; daughter, Tiana (Antonio) Wong; grandchildren, Kainoa, Chasen, Blazen, Kaizen, Masen, Makeila, Mariah; mother, Wendy “Malu” Sorgent; brothers, Sid and Ronald Sorgent; sister, Sui Lan “Lei” (Wes) Lee of Maui; grandmother, Sui Lan Wilson; uncle, Lymey (Charlene) Wilson. Celebration of Life will be on November 29, 2014 at Baby Makapuu (Kaupo Beach Park) at 10:00 a.m. with refreshments and lunch to follow. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Beach wear. No flowers.

CLYDE ALEXANDER PALIKALUHI FRENCH

Posted On November 21st, 2014 -

$nameCLYDE ALEXANDER PALIKALUHI FRENCH Our beloved Father, Clyde Alexander Palikaluhi French of Omao, Kauai, passed into heaven peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on Oct. 28th 2014 he was 92. Clyde was born on May 23 1922 on Oahu in Niu. He was a Vice President of First Hawaiian Bank and worked for the bank for 47 years. After retiring from the bank he moved back to Kauai and worked with his son and daughter-in-law at Brennecke’s Beach Broiler and Nukumoi Surf Co. for 20 years before his 2nd retirement. He served in the United States Army Airforce and vividly remembered the attack on Pearl Harbor. A veteran of WWII, Clyde participated in the Pacific Theater Campaign, including a tour of duty on the Island of Saipan. An active outdoors enthusiast, during his lifetime Clyde enjoyed surfing, sailing, golf, fishing, hunting and four wheeling the often muddy roads of Kokee in his World War II surplus jeep. Clyde freely donated his time to many civic and charitable organizations including serving as President of the Lihue Rotary Club, was on the Board of Directors of G. N. Wilcox Hospital, the Waioli Mission House and several other organizations and is fondly remembered by many. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Kuhio Kalanianaole French and his mother Margaret Wassman French, his beloved wife of 52 years Mavis Chaney French, and his wife Nita Hayes French of 6 years and grandson Robert Dyck. He is survived by his sister Emma Lichota of Kailua, eldest daughter Iwalani French ( Brian ) Dyck of Verdi Nv., Robert Chaney (Christine) French of Omao, Leilani French ( Flip) McDiarmid of Kailua, Oahu, Grandchildren, Matt Dyck, Buck Dyck, Rochelle Ballard, Hoku Gordines, Kelly French, Jessica Owen, Kainoa French, Heather Asher, Mac McDiarmid, Shannon Lambert, and 15 great grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held 2-5 pm, Nov. 29th at St. Michaels and All Angels in Lihue. Arrangements were handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. The family has requested any gifts addressed to the GN Wilcox Foundation and Kauai Hospice.

FANNY AU YOUNG TOM

Posted On November 19th, 2014 -

$nameFANNY AU YOUNG TOM Fanny passed away on November 7, 2014 at age 96. She was born on December 27, 1917. Fanny was preceded in death by husband, Joseph D.C. Tom and daughter Marion Leong. She is survived by Daughters: Sally (Wilfred) Wong; Josephine “Jo” (Gilbert) Ching; Lorraine “Lo” Chun; Julie (William “Billy”) DeCosta; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; Sister: Rosalind Wong; Care-giver: Perla Weber. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014, at Borthwick Makai Chapel. Visitation 9:30 am; Service 10:30 am. Aloha attire. Private burial.

PHILIP CHRISTOPHER ANUENUE CABUDOL

Posted On November 19th, 2014 -

$namePHILIP CHRISTOPHER ANUENUE CABUDOL Age 76, of Kapolei, HI, passed away October 18, 2014 in Honolulu. Born December 9, 1937 in Puunene, Maui. Graduated from Waipahu High School, class of 1955. Was a member of the Hawaii National Guard and Army Reserve PALCOM at Ft. DeRussy. He is survived by wife, Catherine J. Respicio Cabudol; daughters, Mary Ann (Maurice) Chalker, Sharon (Nelson) Cadiente, Zelda (Kahea) Cabudol-Ching, Wanda (Heston) Kahue; sisters, Valeria (Leolario) Cadiz, Vivian (Roland) Aton, Jeanette Viloria; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Sunday (Nov. 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Family Program 6:30 p.m., Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Monday (Nov. 24) at St. Jude Catholic Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei). Mass 10:45 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

PEDRO ALEJANDRO DAGURO

Posted On November 19th, 2014 -

PEDRO ALEJANDRO DAGURO Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away October 27, 2014 in Honolulu. Born May 17, 1923 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Reef Hotel and Breakers Hotel. He is survived by wife, Gertrude P. “Tudis” Daguro; son, Derwin (Pamela) Daguro; daughters, Lynn (Sonny) Tamayo, Jane (Derrick) Young, Greta (Dan) Stanton; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Monday 11/24 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday 11/25 at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani Place, Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LORNA WHITCOMBE LOWE

Posted On November 19th, 2014 -

$nameLORNA WHITCOMBE LOWE Lorna Whitcombe Lowe died on Thursday, November 13 at 5 pm. Born June 16, 1938 the 7th of 10 children of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Seymour Whitcombe of Suva, Fiji. Lorna attended St. Joseph’s Convent school through high school and the Auckland Business College in New Zealand. Lorna was recruited by the International Travel Service of Honolulu and relocated to Honolulu Hawaii in 1962. There, she met and married Richard R Lowe on May 28 1966 at St. Augustine’s church in Waikiki. Lorna thrived working in Hawaii’s Real Estate Market where she enjoyed over 20 years with DR Horton Schuler Homes, Inc. She is survived by her husband, Richard, daughters – Jennifer Ann McTigue, Vanessa Elizabeth Beaton, five grand- children: Nion Keanu Nichols, J. Liam McTigue, Kaya McTigue, Brock McTigue and Briscoe Beaton There will be a memorial service for family and close friends on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the Outrigger Canoe Club at 8 am.

FELIZA CORPUZ ZAMPAGA

Posted On November 18th, 2014 -

FELIZA CORPUZ ZAMPAGA Age 94, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 25, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Born July 16, 1920 in Luna La Union, Philippines. Retired from Liberty House. She is survived by sons, Michael (Maryann) Zampaga, Felix (Remedios) Zampaga; daughter, Priscila C. Zampaga; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Sunday (Nov. 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m., Monday (Nov. 24) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual Attire.

PAULINE KIWAA SUIZU

Posted On November 17th, 2014 -

PAULINE KIWAA SUIZU Age 78, of Waimanalo, passed away on October 31, 2014, in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu and a 1954 graduate of Kamehameha Schools. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry, she is survived by her sons, Stanford and Bradley; daughter, Aileen; grandsons, Kimo Suizu-Woelfel and Gage Rutz; granddaughters, Miya Rutz and Taylor Mielke- Suizu; numerous nieces and nephews; brothers, Patrick (Aileen) and David Kakalia, Sr. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2014, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6:00 p.m. Committal service and burial 1:00 p.m. November 25, 2014, at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

RICHARD “RICK” JOHN BANIS

Posted On November 17th, 2014 -

RICHARD RICK JOHN BANIS Age 56, of Kailua-Kona, HI, passed away October 25, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. Born April 30, 1958 in Waialua, HI. He is survived by wife, Arlette L. Banis; son, Alvin K. Kahoonei III; daughter, Shaundalinn K. T. (David) Torres; father, Ricardo Banis; mother, Trinidad Banis; brothers, Sabas Peralta, Dennis Peralta, Kenneth Peralta, Robert (Brandie) Banis; sisters, Priscilla Banis, Phyllis J. (Ramone) Banis-Aragon, Mylyn Banis, Michelle Banis-Cruz; 1 grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Saturday (Nov. 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

EVANGELINE ANDUHA SANTIAGO VEGAS

Posted On November 17th, 2014 -

EVANGELINE ANDUHA SANTIAGO VEGAS Age 86, of Palmer, Alaska, passed away November 8, 2014 in Palmer, Alaska. Born May 7, 1928 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by daughter, Ellen (Frank) Tano; brother, Albert (Alice) Santiago; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Nov. 20) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 11:30 a.m., Friday (Nov. 21) at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Fuatino Su’a Koahou

Posted On November 17th, 2014 -

11-16 Fuatino Su'a KoahouFUATINO SU’A KOAHOU April 4, 1923 – November 2, 2014 “I’m very happy with my life, I loved the old Hawaiian people in Laie back then. They were very kind and helpful. They had great respect and love, and would do anything for you.” 11-8-2007 – Kaleo Koolauloa News Fuatino Su’a Koahou, the first female fire-knife dancer of her generation from Western Samoa received her call to return home to be with our Heavenly Father on November 2, 2014. Being firm with the Good Lord, Fuatino, fondly known as “Aunty Tino,” had attained 91 years and having lived a full and wonderful life, will forever remain our Spiritual Angel and an icon of eminent cultural inspiration for many who were fortunate to have shared a moment of her passion, vitality, and joyful expressions in Polynesian Dance. Fuatino Su’a Koahou was born on April 4, 1923 in the village of Sauniatu, on the island of Upolu in Western Samoa. Aunty Tino was the eighth child and a younger daughter of twelve children born to her mother, Fa’afeu Nele Tavete Leiataua. Ever respectful and a genealogist of note, Aunty Tino humbly acknowledged her father’s Royal Heritage in the Tu’i Kanokupolu lineage of Tongan Nobility. Her father, Tinei Saimasina Su’a, son of Emosi Saimasina Tu’ipelehake, was a direct descendant of His Majesty, King Siaosi Tupou I, premiere Sovereign of Tonga. Aunty Tino’s grandfather Emosi Tu’ipelehake was a first cousin to His Majesty, King Siaosi, Tupou II, whose Daughter, Royal, reigned as Her Majesty, Queen Salote, Tupou III and whose Son, Royal, Crown Prince Tungi Tupoutoa succeeded his Royal Mother as His Majesty King Taufa’ahau, Tupou IV. Her Royal Highness, Princess Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa remembers well the protocol events of October 1954, now sixty years past, welcoming, in grand style, then Crown Prince Tungi Tupoutoa to the La’ie Hukilau Tourist Gardens where Fuatino’s paternal uncle the Honorable Kipeni Su’a served as Master of Ceremonies. Fuatino along with her cousin Vendella Alapa had charge of the Polynesian entertainment – full of ceremony replete with traditional songs, dances, and costumes. Representing the Royal Family of Hawaii were HRH Princess Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa, her cousin, HRH Princess Virginia Kapooloku Poomaikalani Kawananakoa, and their cousin, Mrs. Thomas (Alicia Shingle) King. Aunty Tino’s life-long association with Princess Kinoiki Kekaulike speaks volumes towards their mutually abiding friendship full of Love and Aloha. Aunty Tino received her education at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saint School in Mapusaga and at the Catholic Sister School, in Ituvai, both on the Island of Tutuila in American Samoa. At the age of 18, Aunty Tino “left her home in Sauniatu, Western Samoa, and boarded the old Matson liner Mariposa for the trip to Honolulu. She and her little nephew, Al Harrington, arrived on the Wednesday before Pearl Harbor was bombed.” Aunty Tino lived with her paternal uncle, The Honorable Kipeni Saimasina Su’a at his home on Pacific Heights. After briefly attending McKinley High School, Aunty Tino pursued trade courses at the Galusha School of Business from 1941-1943 and the Honolulu Business College from 1943-1945 where she met her first husband Antone Perreira with whom she had a son, Perry Perreira. On April 2nd, 1952, Miss Fuatino Su’a married Jacob Keliipule’ole Koahou of Hilo and took up residence near Queen’s Hospital to raise their family before moving to La’ie. Uncle Jacob, a truck driver for the Government, passed away on January 28, 1970. Aunty Tino enjoyed dancing and was well-known throughout the entertainment world. She began her career in 1947 with The Royal Samoan Entertaining Group, dancing professionally at the International Market Place and at the Beachcomber throughout the 1950’s. She was a vividly imaginative choreographer, dancer, mentor, teacher, and solo performer. When the Polynesian Cultural Center opened on October 12, 1963, Aunty Tino was a valuable asset wearing many hats and readily served as Supervisor of Tour Guides, Cart Tours and had oversight of the Center’s Theater. Musically gifted, Aunty Tino became Supervisor for Musicians at Coconut Island and with her guitar in hand helped establish and supervise the Canoe Pageant Musicians. Aunty Tino’s career would eventually take her to San Francisco where she worked all over in entertainment and eventually signed a sweet two-year contract to live and work as a dancer at Clear Lake, California. She said “they gave me a beautiful apartment. It was very good pay, but I was lonely.” Then, in 1964, with her dance partner Kimo Wong, Aunty Tino and her signature fire-knife dance became a sensation and highlight at the New York World’s Fair. Well into her eighties, Aunty Tino sang with the Nani La’ie Serenaders, a volunteer musical group who sang at funerals, weddings, parties, and community events- “We don’t get paid, we just donate our time.” Mindful of a promise made to her parents, Aunty Tino completed several missions with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a trainer and supervisor of Temple Protocol in both American and Western Samoa. As a Temple Ordinance worker, she would spend many hours here in La’ie completing reactivation work with Walter Wong and also worked in press services at Brigham Young University – Hawaii campus. Besides her many friends and relatives from all over the world, Aunty Fuatino Su’a Koahou is survived by her beloved hanai sister and companion, Noa Au; a Son: Perry Perreira; Daughters: Tutasi Ginger Koahou Ah Quin and Tapi Christa Koahou; Grandchildren: Abigail Kinoiki Ah Quin Kamai, Muriel Lilio “Lio” Ah Quin, Alicia Helen Ka’ahu’ula Ah Quin, Garrick Kalanikini Ah Quin; Great-grandchildren: Shazdon, Sage, Shayne, and Shone Kalima; Sisters: Lela Logotaeao Su’a Harrington, Fa’aliliu Su’a Higgins, Eka Paia Su’a Palmer, Lealofisa Sua Jones and Brothers: Malo, Elemene, Ulalo and Sioli Sua. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, La’ie North Stake Center. The eulogy will be presented by her nephew, Al Harrington. Family viewing 9:00 am to 9:30 am; Public Visitation: 9:30 am to 12 Noon; Service: 12:00 Noon to 1:15 pm; Graveside Service: 1:20 pm to 1:30 pm


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