Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

MILTON M.W. LYU

Posted On September 16th, 2013 -

MILTON M.W. LYU Age 68 of Kailua, went home to the Lord on August 23, 2013. A retired Switchman of GTE Hawaiian Telephone Company; Hails from Kaimuki, 2nd Avenue, hobbies were Paipo Boarding at Waikiki Walls, Surfing at Sand Island, Flying Remote Control Airplanes at Kawainui Air Field, Manana Air Field, Ewa Air Field and a member of the Ka Makua Mau Loa Church. He is survived by wife, Rose/Loke (Rosemary Toyama); daughter, Tiare Lyu-Napoleon (Jonah Napoleon); son, Troy Lyu (Shaunte’ Oshiro); grand- son, Koa (Thane) Lyu; grand- daughter, Makamae (Thandie) Lyu-Napoleon; great-grandson, Reign Lyu. Celebration of Life Saturday- September 21, at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Visitation 4:45 p – 9 p Services 5:30 p. Private Burial. Casual Attire. Lei(s) Welcome; Please no floral/flowers arrangements.

MARTHA MAILEILANI HAMADA

Posted On September 15th, 2013 -

9-15 MARTHA HAMADAMARTHA MAILEILANI HAMADA Martha Maileilani Hamada of Honolulu, passed away on August 11, surrounded by her family. She is preceded in death by her husband Herman Hamada Sr and survived by her family: Brandi Ann Hamada of Misawa, Japan, Manu Burch of Palm Springs, Ca. Hermanie Hamada of Palm Springs, Ca, John (Anna) Hamada of Nanakuli, Hi. Herman (Bernie) Hamada Jr of Honolulu, Hi, Brenda Burch of Hilo, Hi, Channon Aquinde of Fairfax, Virginia, Keoni Aquinde of Palm Springs, Joshua Aquinde of Maui, Hi, Kristin Hamada of Nanakuli, Hi, Herman Hamada III of Honolulu, Hi and Alana Hamada of Honolulu. Hi and many numerous family and friends. Celebration of Life Service were held on August 20th at Borthwick Maunakea Chapel. Her family wish to Thank everyone for their love and support.

NAGAKO SHIROMA ARAKAKI

Posted On September 15th, 2013 -

NAGAKO SHIROMA ARAKAKI Age 84, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 14, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born August 25, 1928 in Waipahu, HI. Nagako was retired from the Modern Macaroni Co. She is survived by daughters, Sheila Arakaki, Linda Menor; brother, Shigeru Shiroma; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Private services were held.

TAKEJI YAMASHITA

Posted On September 15th, 2013 -

TAKEJI TAKE YAMA YAMASHITA Takeji Yamashita, 91, of Pearl City died at home on September 2, 2013. He was born in Honolulu and worked for United Construction and Richard K.W. Tom, Inc. until retirement. He is survived by daughters: Lynette Suda, Iris (Jack) Okimoto. Sons: Ira (Kim), Glenn (Gert) and Garret (Debbie). Sisters: Rose Shimizu and Yaeko Hokama. 12 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m.Thursday, September 19, at First Baptist Church of Pearl City. Service: 10:00 a.m. Inurnment 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

HOWARD KATSUMI HIROKAWA

Posted On September 15th, 2013 -

HOWARD KATSUMI HIROKAWA 76, of Honolulu, passed away Aug. 21, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Evelyn Hirokawa; sons, Michael (Georgiana) Hirokawa, Mark (Linda) Hirokawa; daughters, Colleen (Wesley) Tanaka, Jennifer (Patrick) Mulholland, Penny (Dr. Michael) Okano; 14 grandchildren; 5 great grand- children; brother, Dr. Roy (Jeanne) Hirokawa; sisters, Myrtle Kaneshiro, Dorothy (Dr. Franklin) Kometani; Private service held.

JORGE VICENTE G. CAMARA

Posted On September 15th, 2013 -

9-15 JORGE CAMARA b&wMAHALO JORGE VICENTE G. CAMARA May 21, 1950 – Aug 28, 2013 Binky Valdes Camara and the family of Dr. Jorge Camara express their sincere appreciation and gratitude for all your intentions, prayers, and generous donations on behalf of Jorge to the University of Hawaii College of Law Augusto V. Camara Fund and the Aloha Medical Mission. We are comforted by your love. May Jorge rest eternally in peace.

STANLEY TARIHO HIROZAWA

Posted On September 15th, 2013 -

STANLEY TARIHO HIROZAWA Stanley Tariho Hirozawa, 89, of Novi, Michigan, died on August 4, 2013. He was born in 1924 in ‘Ele’ele, Kaua’i. Following his military service in the U.S. Army and completion of his doctoral dissertation in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, he had a long and fulfilling career as a research scientist at the BASF Corporation in Wyandotte, Michigan. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Margaret Hirozawa; children, Kent Hirozawa, Faye Carey and Anne Hirozawa; siblings, Charlotte Takishima, Doris Ishida, Henry Hirozawa, Florence Kubota, Janet Nitahara and Lois Oshiro; and five grandchildren, Nora, Miles, John-Henry, Miho and Aya. A memorial gathering will be arranged at a future time.

GENEVIEVE M. LUM LEE

Posted On September 15th, 2013 -

GENEVIEVE M. LUM LEE Age 91, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 25, 2013 in Waipahu. Born November 3, 1921 in Ewa, Oahu. A homemaker. Pre-deceased by daughter, Eloise M. Kaapana. She is survived by sons, Kenneth R. (Arleen “Pua”) Lum Lee, Clarence G. (Barbara) Lum Lee, Jerry D. Lum Lee; brother, Joseph S. (Judy) Vincent; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Leighton Kaapana. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 20) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ALICE ELIZABETH DASH SCHEUER

Posted On September 15th, 2013 -

9-15 556877  Alice ScheuerALICE ELIZABETH DASH SCHEUER Alice Elizabeth Dash Scheuer, of Manoa, passed away peacefully in her beloved Hawai`i on August 8, 2013. She was born Alice Dash on April 10, 1923 in Baltimore Maryland, the daughter of Henry Phillip Dash and Margaret (Cook). After graduating from high school in 1941 she served her country in WWII with the US Army, attended Radcliffe College (A.B. 50, cum laude) and there met and married Paul J. Scheuer. They moved to Hawai`i in 1950 (arriving on the SS Lurline) where he began a fifty-three year career in the University of Hawai`i Chemistry Department. At UH in 1952 Alice earned an M.A. in English and in 1992 (at age 69) a PhD in Clinical Psychology. For many years she lectured in the English and Psychology Departments. A vibrant intellectual curiosity led her to numerous degrees over the years, but her attitude towards learning was summed up in her story of how upset she was when Radcliffe ‘forced’ her to graduate. Well into her 80s she both continued to study and teach via the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She was an active member of many organizations, including the Honolulu Museum of Art, Royal Scottish Dance and Caledonian Societies, Harvard-Radcliffe Club, Phi Kappa Phi, and Malama Manoa. She was a committed writer, penning many freelance articles and letters to the editor. She was very active in social causes, including the anti-nuclear movement of the 1980s, which later led her to founding the local chapter of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. Beyond her family, her greatest devotion was to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, where she served on the vestry for many years. She was a deeply devoted wife and mother, and she especially loved being in the kitchen and seeing people enjoy the fruits of her culinary labors. An enormous heart and mind in a tiny person, she enlivened and contributed to any gathering of which she was a part. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Kenneth, and husband Paul. She is survived by her four children, Elizabeth (Tim) Carlson New Rochelle, NY, Deborah (Howard) Haeker Gainesville, Fl David (Jack Campbell) Palm City, FL and Jonathan (Cami) Honolulu, as well as grandchildren Joshua, Gainesville, Fl, and Saul, Honolulu. A Memorial Service will be held on September 21, 2013. Visitation will begin at 1PM, with Services at 2. A private committal of her ashes at St. Andrew’s Cathedral will be held following the service, while guests are invited to a reception at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Aloha attire is requested. Online condolences can be sent via www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paul J. Scheuer Award Endowment at the University of Hawaii Foundation or to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

ALVIN MITSUO FUKUMOTO “FUKU”

Posted On September 15th, 2013 -

ALVIN MITSUO FUKUMOTO FUKU 70, of Honolulu, passed away on September 2, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu and retired as a welder supervisor for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 26. He is survived by wife, Gail; sons, Darryl (Jessica), Wade (Luana), Jon (Lori-Ann); daughter, Wendy (Kyle) Fukumoto-Watanabe; brothers, Stanley and Benjamin; sisters, Barbara Fujimoto and Karen Chun; 11 grandchildren. Memorial service Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary: Visitation 11 a.m., Service begins 12 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

JENS O. JACOBSEN

Posted On September 15th, 2013 -

JENS O. JACOBSEN 91, died Aug. 28 in SLC, Utah. 85 yr. Honolulu resident. Sales rep./LDS church leader. Wife, Jean, died 2009. Survived by sons Douglas, Gordon, Brian; daughter Laurie Hutchings; 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grand- children. Service/interment in Utah.

CAROL ANN YORO

Posted On September 15th, 2013 -

CAROL ANN YORO Age 57, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 21, 2013 in Waipahu. Born May 12, 1956 in Sendai, Japan. She is survived by husband, Eliseo Yoro, Sr.; sons, Eliseo Yoro, Jr., Jeffery Yoro; daughters, Yvonne Yoro, Yvette (Gilbert) Degala of NV, Yelisa (Larry, Jr.) Villegas; 11 grandchildren; mother, Kazuko Castillo; brother, Richard (Geri) Castillo; sisters, Helen (Wayne) Rivera, Kathy (Duane) Huck of CO, Christine Castillo. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Family Service 9:45 a.m. Prayer Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MOSES HEPA

Posted On September 15th, 2013 -

9-15 MOSES HEPAMOSES HEPA Moses Hepa born September 18, 1933 passed away July 25, 2013. Survived by wife, Paulette; Sons – Chris & Jason (Lisa); Daughter – Shelly Montalbo (Ryan); 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; brother-in- law, the late Paul Gouveia. Services at Borthwick Mortuary September 21st. Visitation from 10:30 – 11:30. Services to follow.

Pastor Lyons C. Welch

Posted On September 15th, 2013 -

9-15 Lyons WelchPASTOR LYONS C. WELCH Also known as Peewee, born June 28, 1938 in Kahuku, Hawaii, to Clifton Welch and Margaret Naone. He was the last child out of 11, attended Sunset Elementary, Waialua and Kahuku High School. At the age of 21 he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He then married the love of his life Pualani Mary Welch where they both raised six beautiful children of their own. As the Owner of Zion Brothers Construction Company he then moved his family to Maili from 1975-1983 and served as a Senior Pastor of Seed of Zion Holiness Church. He was then called to evangelize and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the mainland and neighbor islands including New Zealand and Tonga. In 2003 to present he was the Pastor of Greater Mt. Zion Holiness Church in Hauula and continued sharing the gospel around the world through his monetary blessings and also broadcasted on television with Voice of Zion. His heart was for people as he lived to share the love of Jesus to all he came across to. As he lived his life for Christ he also loved spending quality time with his family, friends and enjoyed watching sporting events. He was a fan of the UH volleyball and Football team and also the Kahuku Red Raiders football team. Overall, he was a powerful, anointed man who earnestly prayed and was faithful to the call of Christ Jesus. He continued to fight the good fight of faith throughout his life until the Lord has called him home to glory on September 3, 2013. He is survived by his children, Sarah (Kimo) Perez, Jesse (Lisa) Welch, Dinah “Robin” Welch-Carvalho, Deborah “Kepola” Dudoit and Luke (Roz) Welch. 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at Greater Mt. Zion Holiness Church on Friday September 20, 2013; Visitation 5:00-6:30 p.m., service 6:30 p.m.; an additional visitation will be held the following day at Greater Mt. Zion Holiness Church; visitation 9:00 a.m.; service 10:00 a.m. Lunch to follow and burial 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

AMELITO “AMIE” ANDRES BORROMEO

Posted On September 13th, 2013 -

AMELITO AMIE ANDRES BORROMEO Age 52, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 21, 2013 in Honolulu. Born August 3, 1961 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Annabelle Borromeo; daughter, Anna (Arnel) Espiritu; son, Marc Borromeo; 2 grand- children; sisters, Evangeline (Roger) Pedro, Remedios Garon; brothers, Franklin (Angela) Borromeo Sr., George (Helen) Borromeo, Regino (Jemalyn) Borromeo, Eusebio Borromeo; former wife, Margie Nakasone. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JANE HISAE HIRATA

Posted On September 13th, 2013 -

JANE HISAE HIRATA Age 90, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 25, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born January 5, 1923 in Waialua, HI. She is survived by sons, Allan Hirata, Alvan (Jennifer) Hirata; daughters, Arlene (Randall) Cuddeback, Ann (Steve) Nakasato; brother, Yoshio (Ethel) Nakagawa; sister, Dorothy Fujio; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:15 p.m. Monday (Sept. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. No flowers, please.

NESTOR “THOR” BONGOLAN ARREOLA

Posted On September 13th, 2013 -

NESTOR THOR BONGOLAN ARREOLA Age 55, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 6, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born February 26, 1958 in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Teresita Arreola; sons, Dennis Arreola, Sylvester (Jam) Arreola, Christopher Arreola; daughter, Jessica (Christopher) Vergara; 2 grandchildren; brother, Eduardo “Eddie” (Remy) Arreola; sisters, Ella (Walter) Wallace, Sr of TX, Shirley (Romeo) Manzano of Kauai, Amy (Rene) Arreola, Magdalena (Rogelio) Etrata of Philippines, Antonia (Eufemio) Etrata, Jr. of Philippines. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (Sept. 16) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

FRANCES ANETTE KAM

Posted On September 12th, 2013 -

FRANCES ANETTE KAM Frances Anette Kam, 76, of Wahiawa, late of Bellevue, WA, a homemaker and beloved mother, died peacefully at home. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Sons, Jeffry (Francine) and granddaughter Jessica, Brian, and Patrick (Sanny) survive her. Services to be held at 9:00 a.m. Monday September 16th at Our Lady of Sorrows in Wahiawa, private placement with her husband Hung Chong Kam to follow at Punchbowl at 3 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.flintofts.com Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the COPD foundation at http://www.copdfoundation.org /Take-Action/Help-Find-a-Cure/ Donate.aspx

JOHN AUGUST SOUZA JR.

Posted On September 12th, 2013 -

JOHN AUGUST SOUZA JR. Age 97, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 20, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born January 27, 1916 in Honolulu, HI. Previously worked as a plumber for 33 years at Dole and 15 years at the Department of Pulbic Works. A member of the Holy Name Society. An avid bowler with the Schofield Seniors and Wahiawa Rainbow Bowling Leagues. He is survived by sons, John (Julaine) Souza, Michael Souza; daughters, Louise (Gordon) Lau, Mary Anne Souza; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:45 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 17) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church; (1403 California Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Our Lady of Sorrows Building Fund.

SUNG KUN “JOE” KIM

Posted On September 11th, 2013 -

SUNG KUN JOE KIM Age 89, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 12, 2013 in Honolulu. Born November 4, 1923 in Kohala, HI. A member of the Korean Christian Church in Liliha. He retired after 29 years as a technical director at KITV. He previously served in the Army during WWII attaining the rank of S/Sgt. A member also of the Dong Ji Hoi Society. He is survived by spouse, Duk Hee Kim; sons, Taeyong Kim, Taesun (Eileen) Kim; daughter, Naomi (Wes) Sealand; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (Sept. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Gladys Tomeko Miyasato

Posted On September 11th, 2013 -

9-11 556719   Gladys MiyasatoGLADYS TOMEKO MIYASATO June 12, 1928 August 9, 2013 Age 85, of Honolulu, was born in Wailuku, Maui. She was a retired clerk for the State of Hawaii, serving at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Outside of work, she previously served for many years as Secretary for the Aza Yogi Doshi Kai Okinawan Club and after retiring, also served as Secretary for the Lanakila Senior Center Okinawan Nenchosha Club. She volunteered her time to help in many club activities. Every year, you could see her working alongside her late husband at the Country Store at the Okinawan Festival. Throughout her life, family was very important to her. She lovingly cared for her elderly mother in her later years, and also cared for her late husband at the hospital. She was a great cook and at family gatherings, her vegetable and char siu noodles, and her nantu (Okinawan mochi) were a family favorite. Her family greatly loved and depended on her. They are proud of her many accomplishments and take comfort that she is now at peace and at home with our Lord Jesus Christ. She is survived by sons, Dean (Richelle), Nelson (Jacquelyn), and Kevin (Amelia); sisters, Myrna Taira, Nancy Iimoto, Alice Matsuo, Kaz Okuhara, and Mildred Nakasone; brothers, Isamu and Roy Nakasone; grandchildren, Chad, Trisha, Jensen, Shayla, Cameron and Brayden; great-grandchildren Dylan, Jaren and Rylen Gesteuyala. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH AT HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY. VISITATION 10 11 A.M. SERVICES AT 11A.M. WITH RECEPTION TO FOLLOW.

BARBARA TOSHIKO MATSUI

Posted On September 10th, 2013 -

BARBARA TOSHIKO MATSUI Age 86, of Pearl City, passed away August 22, 2013 at Hale Ho Aloha. Born January 1, 1927 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Co-founder of Petland and Pets Pacifica. She is survived by sons, Kenneth Matsui, Alan Matsui; daughter, Carol (Dixson) Lau; brother, Roy (Sally) Tanji; sister, Margaret Todani; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday 9/15 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Committal Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 9/18 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire.

LARRY SHINYE MIYASHIRO

Posted On September 10th, 2013 -

LARRY SHINYE MIYASHIRO Larry Shinye “Shangy” Miyashiro, 86, of Alameda, Calif., passed away at home on July 19, 2013. He was born in Honolulu on Feb. 11, 1927. A 1945 McKinley High School graduate, he spent two years in the Army before earning a BS from the University of Hawaii in 1951. During his 38 years as a civil engineer for Caltrans, he built bridges and overpasses all over the Golden State. He enjoyed fishing, travel, the Oakland Raiders and A’s, and spending time with his family. We will miss his kind, warm spirit but are left with many happy memories of camping trips, bear encounters, baseball games, and his fish stories. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Margaret; sons Paul (Vickie) and Les (Becky); daughters Laryne “Rynie” (Mike Quan) and Marla (Bruce Tompkins); sisters Flo Hamamura and Gladys Oshiro; sister-in-law Helen Miyashiro; and grandchildren Eric, Ryan, Jennifer, and Lauren. Private services were held on Aug. 13 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Donations suggested to your favorite charity.

JAMES “BOBO” KAHANUI GOMARD

Posted On September 10th, 2013 -

JAMES BOBO KAHANUI GOMARD Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He would have been 91 on September 9. Bobo was a very loving family man who raised 5 beautiful daughters. He graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 1941. He then served as a Merchant Marine from 1942 – 1945. He attended the University Of Hawaii and played football there from 1946 to 1949 as their center. He is survived by Mary Lou Gomard, wife of 62 years, brother Richard “Skippy” Gomard (Iwalani). Daughters, Nicki Kometani (Michael), Mona Parker (Wayne), Kim Gomard, Kaina Buffalo (Joseph), Camille Tupua (Leonard) and 11 grandsons, nieces and nephews. We are going to miss you Bobo, Dad, Papa. We love you. A Hui Hou Bobo! Private services.

DAVID NOBORU MARUYAMA

Posted On September 10th, 2013 -

DAVID NOBORU MARUYAMA Age 72, of Honolulu, passed away Sept. 3, 2013. He is survived by wife, Sue, daughters Jennie Maruyama (Wendy), and Cindy Johnston (Jimmy), and was devoted grandfather of Mac, Devon, Keenan, Coltin and Cailee. He was a D.O.E. Industrial Arts teacher for 32 years, a graduate of St. Louis H.S. Class of ’58, and an avid woodworker and skilled carpenter. Visitation 5:00 PM Thursday, Sept. 12 at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel, service at 6:00 PM. Burial 11:00 AM Friday, Sept. 13 at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

FILOMENA SERDENIA VILLEGAS

Posted On September 9th, 2013 -

FILOMENA SERDENIA VILLEGAS Age 89, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 17, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born November 27, 1923 in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by daugher, Remedios “Remy” (Epifanio) Baclig; son, Harold (Carmen) Villegas; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Saturday (Sept 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (Sept 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

EDWIN EALA DEGALA

Posted On September 9th, 2013 -

EDWIN EALA DEGALA Age 52, of Honolulu, passed away August 3, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born October 21, 1960 in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Lorna V. Degala; son, Kingfrey Degala; mother, Conchita E. Eala; brothers, Mardio Degala, Mariano (Lilibeth) Degala, Gilbert (Yvette) Degala, Domingo Degala, Jr.; sisters, May (Reynaldo) Morales, Elizabeth (Kevin) Degala. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday 9/14 at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Rd., Program 10:30 a.m.; Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

RIZALINA “LYNN” C. CALMA

Posted On September 9th, 2013 -

RIZALINA LYNN C. CALMA Age 56, of Honolulu, passed away August 14, 2013 in Honolulu. Born December 29, 1956 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, P.I. Supervisor at Vision Safe Corp and Polytech (USA) Corporation. She is survived by companion, Julie Sagadraca; brothers, John (Elvira) Calma of WA, Cesar (Rosemarie) Calma, Virgilio (Brenda) Calma of WA, Wilfredo Calma of WA; sisters, Purificacion Angeles of P.I., Lydia (Bernardo) Corpuz of WA; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday 9/13 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Saturday 9/14 at the Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ICHINO HAMADA

Posted On September 8th, 2013 -

ICHINO HAMADA Age 100, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away August 22, 2013 in Honolulu. Born October 22, 1912 in Waialua, HI. She was a owner of Hamada Store in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons, Shogo “Albert” (Catherine) Hamada, Robert Y. (Elaine) Hamada; daughters, Barbara H. (Harry) Sasahara, Masayo “Rose” (Moseley) Mahi, Jean H. (Eugene Okino) Hamada, Shirley Fujie Hamada (In-Law); 16 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; 1 great-great- grandchild; sister: Kinue Harabe. Visitation 5:15 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

CLARENCE HIROYOSHI AWAYA

Posted On September 8th, 2013 -

CLARENCE HIROYOSHI AWAYA Clarence Hiroyoshi Awaya passed away on Sunday, August 18. He had taken one brave step at a time every day during his nine month illness. Clarence was born on July 5, 1941 to Asayo and Sadame Awaya. Clarence was the youngest of eight children and one survives; Setsuko Awaya Okuda. Clarence attended Fern Elementary, Kalakaua Intermediate and graduated from Farrington High School in 1959. He attended Graceland College for one year, transferred to the University of Kansas and in 1965 he graduated with a degree in music education. His primary concert instrument was clarinet. His musical passions were inspired by his string bass, jazz and KU jazz ensembles. In 1964, Clarence was invited to be the bassist for the KU Brass Ensemble. That group was invited to participate in a State Department tour to Central Asia for three months. He met Helen whose parents were Norwegian immigrants. They married in 1968 and their 45 year marriage was a testament to the power of young love to bring race and culture together in America. Mr. Awaya began teaching music and band at Nanaikapono in 1965. He formed and directed the Nanakuli Boys Choir. That group participated in 1966 at the debut of “THE FESTIVAL ODE; The Waters of Kane” composed by George Barati. The newspaper reviewer said “One of the most starling performances of the evening was that of the Nanakuli Boys Choir singing “The Hawaiian Bird-Catching Song”, a collaboration between George Barati and Ruell Denney. The youngsters, directed by Clarence Awaya, grasped the polytonal lines, and sang with gusto and understanding. There should be a message for our educators somewhere in this”. Mr. Awaya became the band director on Nanakuli High School in 1970. During that decade he also taught a jazz performance class at Leeward Community College and served as choir director at Christ Lutheran Church in Mililani. In 1980, Mr. Awaya joined Hajime Kuwada as a band director at Aiea Intermediate. Classes and concerts were accomplishments for students who from Mr. Awaya learned the inner sounds of believing in themselves. During that decade he also directed the Mililani Chorale and the Choir at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu. Clarence gave of himself through rigor and compassion to thousands of students, practice upon practice, note by note, phrase by phrase, one more time, year upon year. Mr. Awaya retired from the Department of Education in 1995. He then unretired and taught at Lutheran High School of Hawaii, directed a 7:00am jazz class and worked the rest of the day with Arnold Alconcel and the Castle High School Band classes. Clarence was instinctively generous, helping others with needs that he anticipated before they did. Helen and Clarence really retired in 2001 and traveled to many places to make many memories until 2012. His daughters who were also his Aiea Intermediate Band students: Elsa Marie (Joseph) and Emily Deanne Awaya Leong (Brandon) always knew he was the best father in this world. His granddaughter, Peyton Marie thought “Pops” was nothing short of a super hero. God bless his soul in the music of the spheres. You can hear his echo in the starry quiet night skies above Oahu. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to nurture music appreciation at your children’s and/or grandchildren’s schools. For more information about his memorial service, please email: Popsandhisgirls1@yahoo.com


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