Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

YURIKO “LILY” MINEI

Posted On February 27th, 2015 -

YURIKO LILY MINEI Age 89, passed away on February 13, 2015. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, she retired from Ajinomoto in Japan and the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1988. She also worked for Hawaii Hochi, volunteered at Harris United Methodist Church, Kuakini Hospital, and Wilson Elementary School. Preceded in death by her husband, Suketoshi and son, Yoshitaka Minei, she is survived by her son, Takeshi (Hiroko) Minei; daughter, Keiko Hashizume; five grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; nieces & nephews. Visitation from 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

Walter Ernest Bliss

Posted On February 27th, 2015 -

WALTER ERNEST BLISS Walter Ernest Bliss passed away in Katy, Texas on February 7, 2015 at the age of 96 years. Walter was born in Greeley, Colorado on May 3, 1918. He attended public school in Greeley and graduated from the University of Colorado with BA and LLB degrees in 1942. Walter’s father practiced law in Greeley, but owned an interest in a cattle ranch in Colorado. When Walter was 12 through 14 years old he worked on the cattle ranch during the summers. At 13 years old he received his amateur radio operator’s license. He built his own radio transmitter and receiver and communicated in Morse code with other amateur operators throughout the United States. After law school Walter was a Special Agent of the FBI for over two years and then in the Navy for over two years. While stationed in Hawaii in the Navy he and Audrey were married. After he was discharged from the Navy in 1945 he returned to Hawaii where Audrey was waiting for him. He then joined a Honolulu firm of five outstanding lawyers, and practiced law with this firm for 35 years. When he retired in 1981 the firm had grown to fifty lawyers. While practicing law he was very active in the affairs of the Hawaii State Bar Association and was a past president of the Association. He was also a past president of the Hawaii Legal Aid Society. Walter and Audrey continued to live in Hawaii until 1991 when they moved to California. After Audrey passed away in March 2013, Walter moved to Katy, Texas in December 2013 to be closer to family. He is survived by his two children, Walter Bliss Jr. and wife Jeanette; Wendy Martin and husband Greg; four grandchildren, Keeley Bliss Motley, Tracie Martin, Todd Martin, and Tyler Martin; and one great granddaughter, Lily Martin. Together they are grateful for having been blessed by Walter’s calming, trusting and encouraging presence throughout their lives. Please visit www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net for more information. Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home 1508 East Avenue ~ Katy, Texas 77493 ~ (281) 391-2424

Garbetti Kanoe Souza Rodrigues

Posted On February 27th, 2015 -

$nameA CELEBRATION OF LIFE OF GARBETTI KANOE SOUZA RODRIGUES March 07, 1955 – March 15, 2014 March 07, 2015 marks the 60th birthday of Kanoe and is the one year memorial of her mortal journey. We will be celebrating her mortal departure at “KALAPAWAI” BEACH PARK, aka, Kailua Beach Park (Alala Point). Program will start at 9:00 AM with the scattering of Kanoe’s ashes at 12:00 Noon in the BAY of KALAPAWAI. E KOMO MAI!

ARLENE YOUNG JANICKI

Posted On February 27th, 2015 -

ARLENE YOUNG JANICKI Age 84, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 19, 2015 in Honolulu. Born October 2, 1930 in Honolulu, HI. A member of the Hawaii Laborers Union, Local #368 & the Ewa Hawaiian Civic Club. She was also a member of the 7th Day Adventist Church, Aiea and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Waipahu. She is survived by daughter, V. Piilani (Alika) Akana; sons, Randy (Melanie) Janicki, Rodney (Joelyn) Janicki, Castle (Elizabeth) Janicki; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday (Mar 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

RAYMOND YOSHIRO NISHIMIYA

Posted On February 27th, 2015 -

$nameRAYMOND YOSHIRO NISHIMIYA Age 77 of Honolulu passed away February 12, 2015 in Puunui. Born August 16, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Raymond retired as a general painter. He is survived by wife Alice Alicia Nishimiya, daughter Lisa Michelle (William) Samalino, son Raymond Kojo (Winnie) Nishimiya, daughter Elsa Rae Sadako (Dane) Anspach, Brother Gordon (Nobue) Nishimiya, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Visitation 4:00pm Friday (March 6) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, funeral service 5:00pm. Burial 10:00am Saturday (March 7) at Valley of the Temples.

Cornelia “Connie” Suan Alcosiba

Posted On February 27th, 2015 -

$nameCORNELIA CONNIE SUAN ALCOSIBA Age 88, from Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 28, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born February 2, 1926 in Wahiawa, HI. She is survived by sons, Lawrence “Moki” (Karen) Alcosiba, Gordon (Raina) Alcosiba, Michael “Dodong” Alcosiba, Matthew Alcosiba; daughters, Violetta (Sam) Wright, Stephanie (Gary) Anguay, Doreen “Nena” (Rudy) Ancheta, brother, Nando Suan; sister, Priscilla Gomban; 27 grandchildren, 45 great-grand- children; 5 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Mar 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (Mar 4) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Maxima Saturino Sidiaren

Posted On February 26th, 2015 -

MAXIMA SATURNIO SIDIAREN Age 99, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 29, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born April 14, 1915 in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Badoc Pinili Association and Paoay Currimao Association. She is survived by son, Rolando (Magdalena) Sidiaren; daughters, Presentacion (Ernesto) Pacariem, Clarina (Salvador) Esteban; daughter-in-law, Venia Sadorra Sidiaren; 11 grand- children; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Mar 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake service 6:30 p.m.; Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Wednesday (Mar 4) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 9:30 a.m.; Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

June Emiko Saito

Posted On February 26th, 2015 -

JUNE EMIKO SAITO Age 89, from Wahiawa, HI, passed away January 30, 2015 in Pearl City. Born April 4, 1925 in Kaupakalua, Maui, HI. A retired cafeteria manager at Hale Kula Elementary School, and a volunteer at the Wahiawa General Hospital Thrift Shop. She is survived by husband, Richard Katsuyoshi “Primo” Saito; sons, Gary K. Saito, Terry (Roberta) Saito; daughters, Arlene Stelzer, Christine (Leonard) Sabolsky; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Sunday (Mar. 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Committal service 2:00 p.m., Tuesday (Mar. 3) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Henry “Sugi” Hiroshi Sugimoto

Posted On February 25th, 2015 -

HENRY SUGI HIROSHI SUGIMOTO Age 76, of Kailua, passed away February 4, 2015 in Kailua. Born on June 30, 1938 in Honolulu. Retired painter from W.E. Painting Company. U.S. Navy Veteran. He is survived by daughter, Dawn Sugimoto; sons, Darren (Grace) Sugimoto, Dean Sugimoto; sisters, Sue (Paul) Yoshikawa, Marilyn (James) Goetz; brother, Steven Sugimoto; 2 grandchildren; 3 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 am Monday 3/2 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:30 pm. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Benjamin “Bobot” Pascual

Posted On February 25th, 2015 -

BENJAMIN BOBOT PASCUAL Age 59, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 27, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born July 15, 1955, in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Benjamin was formerly employed by Personal Touch & DSR Warehouse. He is survived by wife, Lucia Pascual; son, Benjamin Pascual, Jr.; daughter, Sherri Anne Romento; brothers, Frank (Linda) Pascual, Domingo (Vecy) Pascual, Nerie Pascual; sisters, Lilia (Glenn) Niro, Rosita (Rudy) Mateo, Anita (Junior) Rumbaoa, Minda (Larry) Tagari, Mildred (Vic) Pascua; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Sunday (Mar 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (Mar 2) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

Lydia Ibe Sambrano

Posted On February 25th, 2015 -

LYDIA IBE SAMBRANO Age 85, of Waipahu, HI, died peacefully at home on January 17, 2015. Born in Waipahu, September 1929, alumni of St. Francis School of Nursing, Honolulu, HI. Lydia worked for the State of Hawaii Dept. of Health and retired from Waimano Training School & Hospital in 1990 after 22 years of service as a Registered Nurse Supervisor. She is survived by sons Patrick (Laurie) Watt, Kevin (Sandra) Watt, and Paul Cuneta, grandmother of Makana, Lilia, Kawika, Malia, and Leilani Watt, aunt to hanai sisters Felomina Saquilon-Bautista and Marie Tangonan-Vogan, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by siblings Pastora Sambrano-Felix, lsabello Sambrano, and Emily Sambrano- Taclan. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb 26) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of choice.

Eliseo “Eli” Labucay Atchazo

Posted On February 25th, 2015 -

ELISEO ELI LABUCAY ATCHAZO Age 77, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away January 31, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born December 18, 1937 in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Eliseo retired from the City & County of Honolulu, and the United States Navy. He is survived by wife, Lisa S. Atchazo; son, James (Amanda) Atchazo; daughters, Elaine (Jake) Morrell, Nanette Atchazo; sisters, Rizalina Vasquez, Amalia Dafun, Gloria Tabuli; grandchildren, Maile Morrell, Ethan Morrell, Joshua Delgado, Elijah Atchazo. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (Mar 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

GEORGE SUSUMU ICHIKAWA

Posted On February 25th, 2015 -

$nameGEORGE SUSUMU ICHIKAWA 1927-2015 George Susumu Ichikawa was born on August 21, 1927 in Hilo, Hawaii. He was a graduate of Hilo High School and the University of Hawaii. He became the President and majority owner of Continental Insurance Agency and had offices in Honolulu, Hilo and Kona. As President, he was one of the industry leaders and active in the community. He was on the Board of Directors for Kuakini Health Systems and a Charter Member of the Ala Moana Lions Club for over 50 years. He was happily married to Judy Sunabe for over 62 years. He is survived by his wife Judy; daughter Carol Torigoe and husband Dr. Torin Torigoe; son Robert and wife Grace; grandchildren Trevor Torigoe, Kelli Torigoe, Drew Ichikawa, Cole Ichikawa; brother Richard; and sister Margaret Kagihara. Services will be held on Saturday, February 28th at Harris United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. Visitation is from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

BOB NOBUYOSHI TERAOKA

Posted On February 25th, 2015 -

BOB NOBUYOSHI TERAOKA Born on July 21, 1924 in Paauhau on the Big Island of Hawai`i. Bob passed away on January 31, 2015 at his home. He was a retired truck driver for Hawaiian Bitumuls and Paving Company. He is survived by wife, Eleanor; son, Gordon (Joyce) Teraoka; daughter, Jodi (Darrick) Ching; brothers, Denis (Joy) and Muneo Teraoka; sister, Masako Katayama; grandchildren, Brent Teraoka, Trevor Teraoka, and Chynna Kato. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 1 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation at 3:00 p.m.; service to begin at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers.

Susumu “Sus” Furuike

Posted On February 25th, 2015 -

SUSUMU SUS FURUIKE Age 85, of Aiea, HI, passed away on January 14, 2015 at Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Kahuku on January 20, 1929. He attended Kahuku Intermediate till the 6th grade, then transferred to Liliuokalani Intermediate in Honolulu. He graduated from Kaimuki High in 1947. He acquired his electronics training in Honolulu with the Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He was employed by the FAA as an electronic technician and retired as the Facility Manager. He is survived by wife, Constance “Connie” M. Furuike; sons, Dennis Furuike, Randy Furuike; daughter, Lisa Arita; brother, Tadashi Furuike; sisters, Joyce Sasaki, Carol Berk, and many nephews and nieces. His ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held on March 1 at the Mililani Mauka Chapel. Visitation 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Services at 6:00 pm. Casual attire is requested. No flowers.

Bernard Kawailani Halama

Posted On February 24th, 2015 -

BERNARD KAWAILANI HALAMA Age 63, of Waianae, HI, passed away February 2, 2015 in Waianae. Born November 22, 1951 in Honolulu, HI. Bernard was the proprietor of Kalpak Equipment Rental. He was a volunteer for Oahu Civil Defense. He is survived by wife, Stephanie Halama; sons, Bernard (Jade) Halama, Jr., Isaac (Kasey) Halama; daughters, Lylla (Walter) Lyles, Pua Irvine; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (Feb 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Clifford John Straehley

Posted On February 24th, 2015 -

CLIFFORD JOHN STRAEHLEY, M.D. Age 92, passed away peacefully on 2/20/2015 at home in Walnut Creek, California. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he attended the University of Michigan for three years before accepting an early admittance to Harvard Medical School, where he graduated with honors. He then completed his residency and fellowship in General and Vascular surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He served in the army during medical school and residency as well as in Germany for two years following World War II. He then returned to Syracuse, New York where he was in private practice for nine years, with a teaching affiliation at the medical school. He moved his family to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1953, serving as Chief of Surgery at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital from 1963 to 1980. He was the Professor of Surgery at the University of Hawaii Medical School from 1980 to 1981, Vice Chairman of the Surgery Department from 1986 to 1991, and had a teaching affiliation with Stanford Medical School. He retired in 1991, having practiced Medicine for over 40 years with the highest of ethics and concern for patients. Upon retirement, he and his wife Marian divided their time between California and Colorado before settling full time in California over the last decade. He had an insatiable appetite for learning and in his late seventies he resumed his education at St. Mary’s College, receiving his undergraduate degree at age 81, and being asked by his fellow graduating class to give the commencement speech. In retirement, he enjoyed spending time with Marnie, his wife of 71 years, reading to his three grandchildren, as well as hiking, skiing, snorkeling, playing tennis, and in recent years playing golf. He is survived by his wife; three children; Clifford J. Straehley III, Marcia Stone Straehley (Jan Kleczewski), and Douglas J. Straehley (Carole Bailey); and three grandchildren; Alison Kleczewski, Ian Straehley, and Krista Kleczewski. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was a true scholar. He was a gentle soul who was thoughtful, genuinely kind, and caring. He touched the lives of so many people in a positive way, including the physicians he taught, the medical personnel he worked with, and the many, many patients that he cared for in such an exemplary way.

Jeanette Kuulani “Lani” Theodore Stone

Posted On February 23rd, 2015 -

JEANETTE KUULANI “LANI” THEODORE STONE Age 63, of Honolulu, passed away February 10, 2015 in Honolulu. Born January 17, 1952 in Honolulu. She was employed at Island Insurance, Ltd. She is survived by daughters, Ramona Ann Kaehuaea, Shawny Stone, Kelley-Jean Stone; brother, Ernest (Alice) Theodore; twin sister, Raynette Kuualoha “Aloha” (Fred) Agasid; 2 granddaughters, Paige “Kaleo” Stone-Soi, Avery “Ipo” Stone-Soi. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday 2/28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire.

MARGARET-HELEN JONES WOOD

Posted On February 23rd, 2015 -

$nameMARGARET-HELEN JONES WOOD Margaret-Helen Jones Wood was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1948, the eldest of seven children. Her parents were Augustus Angus Jones and the late Helen Rita (Bonia) Jones. She attended public schools in Boston and worked with her sister Helen and cousins Maureen and Karen as New England’s first women in retail lumber sales at Line Lumber Co, the family owned business. She was also happily involved in several pageants, enjoyed the runway, as well as the theatre. She was an accomplished singer and artist. A one woman show of her art work was exhibited in Vallejo, California. She earned her B.A. in Education at Salem State University in Massachusetts , her B.S. in Cosmetology at Solano College in California, and her Masters of Education degree at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. At each school, she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Margaret-Helen taught in Massachusetts, California, and Hawaii in both public and private schools for 42 years creating art and drama curriculums for students from preschool through grade 12 to adult education. Her students won many awards in the visual arts. Along with her husband, actor, teacher and writer Lloyd J. Wood, she produced plays and musicals in Hawaii for 25 years. She enjoyed painting, cooking, crocheting, gardening, writing and reading. She adored her dogs, Brownie, Lucy and Desi. She is survived by her husband Lloyd J. Wood of Honolulu, father Augustus A. Jones of NH, sister Helen R. Potter of Massachusetts, sisters Nora C. Fortin, Janet M. Prior and brother Daniel M. Jones of NH, and brothers Michael J. and Edward J. Jones of California as well as several nieces and nephews in the United States and Australia. She was a totally happy woman who basked in the love of all who knew her. She celebrated each day with her beloved husband, Lloyd for 31 years. In lieu of funeral services, friends will gather to celebrate her fortunate life. Margaret passed away peacefully in her sleep, February 6, 2015, after a long illness.

Peter Sokuichi Gibo

Posted On February 23rd, 2015 -

PETER SOKUICHI GIBO Age 90, of Aiea, passed away on February 13, 2015. Born in Honolulu, he retired as a Purchasing Administrator for the City and County of Honolulu. Preceded in death by his wife, Sadie, he is survived by his sons, Lester and Milton (Donna) Gibo; daughter, Janice (Alan) Nakamura; grand- children, Landon, Adrienne, Jessica and Jaimie; great- grandson, Rayden; brother, Paul (Dorothy) Gibo and sister, Joyce Higa. Private service held.

Kathleen Maile Ayau

Posted On February 23rd, 2015 -

KATHLEEN MAILE AYAU Age 57, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 12, 2015 in Ewa, HI. Born March 27, 1957 in Honolulu, HI. Kathleen was a 1975 graduate of Castle High School. She is survived by sons, Nathaniel (Jerri Lynn) Ayau, Anthony Ayau, Michael Ayau, daughter, Jessica Frances (Sanavin) Ayau Dumlao; brother, Frederick Kamai, 9 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (Feb 27) at Mililani Mortuary Makai chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m.

LYDIA IBE SAMBRANO

Posted On February 23rd, 2015 -

LYDIA IBE SAMBRANO Age 85 of Waipahu, HI, passed away peacefully at home on January 17, 2015. Born September 24, 1929 in Waipahu. Alumni of St. Francis School of Nursing, Honolulu. She previously worked for the State of Hawaii, Department of Health. Retired from Waimano Training School & Hospital in 1990 after 22 years of service as a Registered Nurse Supervisor. Preceded in death by siblings Pastora Sambrano-Felix, Isabello Sambrano, and Emily Sambrano- Taclan. She is survived by sons, Patrick R. (Laurie) Watt, Kevin J. (Sandra) Watt, Paul D. Cuneta; hanai nieces, Felomina Saquilon-Bautista, Marie Tangonan-Vogan; grand- children, Makana Watt, Lilia Watt, Kawika Watt, Malia Watt, Leilani Watt, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb 26) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of choice.

ELIZABETH MARY KWAIFA TAUM KAANOI

Posted On February 22nd, 2015 -

$nameELIZABETH MARY KWAIFA TAUM KAANOI Elizabeth Mary Kwaifa Taum Kaanoi, 94, of Honolulu, died February 8, 2015. She was born to Thomas Jerome Hung Chung Taum and Mary Ann Kahawaiolaa on December 9, 1920, in Honolulu. She married Louis Theodore Keliikahi Kaanoi in 1936. She retired as a Forelady (Supervisor) from Dole Pineapple Cannery. Predeceased by her husband of 75 years, Louis Theodore Keliikahi Kaanoi, sons, Louis Theodore Keliikahi Kaanoi, Jr. and Rodney “Hot Rod” Kehaulani Kaanoi, Sr. and daughter, Brenda Jean Ululani Moniz. She is survived by two sons, Wendall (Jackie) Kaanoi of Las Vegas, NV, Martial (Genevieve) Kaanoi; two daugthers, Mary Catherine (Jerry) Henson of Santee, CA, Yvonne Kauwila (Luther) Niheu; 34 grandchildren, 87 great-grandchildren, 36 great-great- grandchildren; sisters Frances Soon, Pauline Taum, Patricia Peneku, Monica Pratt, and brother Remigius Taum. Gaylynn Kaanoi (Justine,) [Alyssa, Christian]: Wendall Kaanoi, Jr. (Heather, Jessica): Jeanette (Richard) Brazell (Amanda, Taler): Eric (Carrie) Kaanoi (Ikaika, Donna Rae): Shawna (Jason) Hosoi (Jade): Kelii Kaanoi (Rozelle), Kuulei (Anna) [Luka] Kahi (Deneen) [Iliana, Jacob, Joel] Kaui [Brock, Cj], Kahale (Justin)[ Sarai]): Ronnell (Dale) Zuttermeister, (Alii, (Erin) [Aizek, Kade, Starly] (Kaanoi, Kukilakila): Reagan (Celeste) Kaanoi, (Chase, Ransen, Reece): Rodney (Trini) Kaanoi, Jr., (Ikaika (Moani), Taryn (Kalani) [Makani, Kiliohu] Makana (Ariel) [Riley, Piper] Kaulana,): Leilani Stevenson (Joey, Kama Lei), Ryan (Jiji) Stevenson (Pressly, Rydan): Julie Kalakau (Nainoa, Sydney): John Stevenson: Bobby Stevenson (Bobbie), [Tyler] Chanin Kahale (Austin, Aaron, Blaze, Christian): Momi (Neal) Kaanoi-Palafox, (Lawakua, Laikukawaa, Lulukaokeawa, Luakalailani): Maile Rose (Leif) Sjostrand, (Kealia, Meleani, Keahi): Akoni (Lisa) Kaanoi, (Keliiaumoana, Kalanikapu): Kalei (Aulani) Kaanoi, (Kiinalehau, Kamanui): Keliikahi Kaanoi, (Kauikoakoa, Malu): Danielle Moniz, (Makana), Tracy Moniz, (Tracy Jr., Arianna, Kiana): Eugene Moniz, (Deizsa [Dakota], Dezire, [Aizen], Eugene Jr.: Yvette (Ben) Rowe, (Cheyne, William): Pomaikai (Jonathan) Morris, (Praise, Hope, Christian): Ululani (Garrett) Teixeira, (Kahealani, Manawanui, Mailani): Dale Henson, (Courtney, Kawika, Keoni): Desiree (Mark) Oberlies, (Malia (Bryan) [Krysten, Austin, Ryder, Kenzie] Ikaika (Nikki) [Kekoa], Caitlyn (Sean) [ Keahi], Mehgan [Devin], Rebekah [Xiandrea, Scarlett], Josh (Susan) [Dexter, Declan] : Kimo (Sheree) Henson, (Hunter, Makoa): Louis Niheu, (Nani (Samson) Kumuhone-Niheu, [Kanaloa, Kamekona]: Lani (Victor) Ropoza-Niheu, [Victor, Vicsten]: Tanya Niheu [deceased] (Chantel Kauwila Hawkins Vongbandith (Michael); [Ashtyn GG Titsworth-Borge]: Kalei (Kanani) Hawkins; [Laai, Orion]): (Kaui (Douglas) Orpillia, (Brandon, Jonathan): Luther Niheu, Jr (Denise), (George, Elizabeth, Luther III, Christy, Melissa Bunch): Charles Niheu (Denise, Kekoa, Christian, Angelo, Cleo, Ethan, Micah). Visitation from 5-8:30 p.m., Friday (02/27/2015) at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel; Visitation again at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel from 8:30am-9:30 am, Saturday (02/28/2015); service 9:30 a.m. with burial to follow at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire requested.

Joseph S. “Uncle Joe” Salangdron

Posted On February 22nd, 2015 -

JOSEPH S. UNCLE JOE SALANGDRON Age 79, from Waialua, HI, passed away January 18, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born December 25, 1935 in Kealakekua, Kona, HI. A Marine veteran who served during the Korean War and mess hall chef at Schofield Barracks. He retired as a custodian from Waialua High School. He is survived by sons, Rodman (Rosy) Salangdron, James (Lynell) Salangdron; daughters, Tammy (Terry) Onizuka, Brittany Marie Salangdron, Mary (Shane) Ramones; brother, Stanley (Noriko) Salangdron; sisters, Dolores Salangdron, Shirley Borje, Connie (Tracy) Troxell, Philomena (Gary) Goldie, Presilda (Perla) Doctolero, Roxanne (Ruben) Acosta, Doreen (Joe) Tolentino; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Feb. 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Clyde Jiro Masunaga

Posted On February 22nd, 2015 -

CLYDE JIRO MASUNAGA Oct. 30, 1953 – Feb. 11, 2015 Clyde Jiro Masunaga passed away peacefully from complications from early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 61. He was in the loving presence of his wife (“Chu-Yong”), son (Jay) and daughter (Kimi). He was born in Kauai and grew up in Honolulu. He ran a number of restaurants with his wife in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Teruko Fukuda

Posted On February 22nd, 2015 -

TERUKO FUKUDA Age 89, of Pearl City, HI, passed away January 28, 2015 in Pearl City, HI. Born April 10, 1925 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by daughters, Carol (Everett) Shimabuku, Cathy (Wayne) Watanabe, Fay Shishido; 5 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Private services were held.

Nora “Dadai” Rico

Posted On February 22nd, 2015 -

NORA DADAI RICO Age 74, from Waipahu, HI, passed away December 22, 2014 in Waipahu, HI. Born March 5, 1940 in Honolulu, HI. A member of the 2nd Chance Ohana Dialysis Support Group. A member of the Lanakila Senior Center, Portuguese, Okinawan, & Hawaiian Clubs. She is survived by sons, Alberto (Melanie) Rico, Jr., Lyle (Donya) Rico; hanai son, Richard Alapeki (Tessa) Bennett of Oklahoma; daughters, Bertha (Richard) Bennett of Oklahoma, Roxanne (Gilbert) Alameda; siblings, Ramona Bastatas, Alan (Annie) Pasa, Vereno (Lori) Pasa, Mateo Pasa, Pedro (Gwendolyn) Pasa, Alija Loud, Damaso (Vanessa) Bastatas, Vicente (Fredlyn) Bastatas, Bessie Barboza, Susan (David) Mariano; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Saturday (Feb. 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

JANE HARUE OBA

Posted On February 22nd, 2015 -

JANE HARUE OBA Age 89, of Pearl City, HI, passed away November 19, 2014 in Nevada. Born December 2, 1924 in Waialua, HI. She is survived by son, Arnold Oba; brothers, Fumio Maeda, Toshio (Margaret) Maeda; sister, Jennifer Kawamata. Private services were held.

HENRIETTE KANANI DONAHUE

Posted On February 22nd, 2015 -

$nameHENRIETTE KANANI DONAHUE Henriette Kanani Donahue was born in Honolulu on November 9, 1930 to Henriette Hedwig Eckart Austen and Edmund John Austen. She was preceded in death by husband Neil “Corky” Donahue, daughter Glenna Athanassiou (Vageli), son Francis, sister Muriel Roselani Guigni and brother Edmund Francis “Denny” Austen. She is survived by 11 children: Linda Sayegusa (Dennis), Tara Oda (Robert), Marla Donahue, Neil Donahue Jr., Tricia Burns (Kekoa), Shannon Donahue (Mary), Dion Donahue, Moya Donahue, Nola Lewis (Allan), Devin Donahue, Conan Donahue (Kathy), 20 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, brother Wilby George “Buddy” Austen and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Kanani lived on the Pearl City peninsula, attended August Ahrens Grade School, R.L. Stevenson Intermediate School, Roosevelt High School and the Ursuline Academy in San Antonio Texas – class of 1948. After graduation, Kanani worked as a teller at the Bank of Hawaii, a hostess for M’s Ranch House in Aina Haina and a manager at the Elks Club in Waikiki. Kanani married Neil Donahue, on January 7, 1951, and they raised their 12 children in Waialae-Kahala. She taught her children the value of hard work and the importance of education. Friendships were just as important. Although she had many children her home was always open to friends and neighbors, she never turned anyone away. Throughout the years she was an active member of several local groups: Ahahui Ka’ahumanu, Daughters of Hawai’i, Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club, Roosevelt Alumni Association and the German Benevolent Society. She was also on the board of the Hawaiian Prince Apartments. Kanani was a gracious and caring woman and she was able to resolve all issues with grace and understanding because of her unwavering faith in the Lord. Her positive outlook on life helped her get through the later years when she had to deal with health issues. She wanted to attend a family reunion in Germany in June. Unfortunately, time was not on her side. She had a stroke on December 23rd from which she never fully recovered. She passed away peacefully on January 29, 2015 at her home with her children and grandchildren at her bedside. Mom, aloha, until we meet again. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Star of the Sea Church in Aina Koa (4470 Aliikoa St., Hon. HI 96821). Visitation: 8:30-10:00am. Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Service 10:00-10:15am. Mass 10:15am. Lunch to follow. Private scattering of ashes.

MAIOHO, WILLIAM (BILL) JOHN KAIHEEKAI

Posted On February 22nd, 2015 -

MAIOHO, WILLIAM (BILL) JOHN KAIHEEKAI Passed away unexpectedly on February 9, 2015, in Honolulu, HI. He was born in Honolulu on July 24, 1945 to Abraham and Lydia Namahanaikaleleokalani Taylor Maioho, who preceded him in death. Bill is survived by his son William Kaiheekai, brothers Abraham L. Maioho, Jr. and George W. (Jamie) Maioho, many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.


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