Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

William “Bill” M. Shigematsu

Posted On November 14th, 2012 -

WILLIAM “BILL” M. SHIGEMATSU
58, of Wahiawa died November 6, 2012 at Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany and was a NAVFAC Hawaii pest control operator. Bill was predeceased by his father Washiro and his brother Raymond. He is survived by wife Rena Shigematsu; daughters Shawne (Rommel) Shigematsu Mateo and Jasmine Shigematsu; mother Kaoru K. Higa; step-father George Y. Higa and sister LaVerne (Manny) Penaranda of Washington. Visitation: 4 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 17) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Service: 5 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers.

HENRY S.T. HONG

Posted On November 14th, 2012 -

HENRY S.T. HONG
Age 93, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2012 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born on March 16, 1919 in Honolulu and grew up in Hilo, Hawaii. A retired Federal Aviation Administration employee of the U.S. Government, he is survived by daughter Stephanie (Dr. Terry) Shintani; son Duane (Mae) Hong; five grandchildren; a great-grand- child; brother Harry Hong; and sister Betty (Ernest) Cann. Private services were held.

TOBY STANTON

Posted On November 14th, 2012 -

TOBY STANTON
Toby Stanton, beloved son of Tim and Carolyn Stanton, fiance of Carlene Sasaki, and brother to Polly Smith, Ben Stanton, Nat Stanton and Rachel Stanton, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. He was just 23 years old. Toby was a gentle and inquisitive soul. He was a consummate guitarist, and an avid aquarium hobbyist. He was well-loved and is sorely missed by all who knew him. Memorial Services will be held at the Oahu Cemetery Chapel on Friday, November 16, 2012. Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m., with the Memorial Service to begin at 9.30 am. Donations to the Stanton family will be used as an endowment towards “TOBY’S HALL” concert hall at the Manoa School of Art & Music in Manoa Marketplace. A Celebration of Life Reception will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at the Stanton family home. Please call 341.7284 for further information

MICHAEL HEONG CHEN SEU

Posted On November 14th, 2012 -

MICHAEL HEONG CHEN SEU
65, of Pupukea, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on February 8, 1947 in Honolulu, Hawai’i and was the only son of Rosaline L. Seu and David Ah Sung Siu. Mike graduated from St. Louis High School in 1965 and attended Chamande University, graduating with a degree in Mathematics in 1969. After graduation, he was immediately drafted into the armed forces and served as an M.P. in the Vietnam war. He was a decorated veteran and honorably discharged in May 1971. Mike was married on March 15, 1975 to Susan Volpert in Honolulu. He took great pride in developing their property on the north shore of O’ahu, where they raised their three sons. Affectionately known as “Uncle Mike”, he enjoyed diving, cooking, gardening, and spending time with family, friends, and his dogs. He often combined these hobbies by cooking for his friends and family with produce from the garden. Mike worked as a surveyor for the Hawaii Insurance Bureau for three years before joining Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in 1973. In 1993, Mike joined Alexander & Alexander – Hawaii (now Aon Risk Solutions Inc.) as a Senior Risk Control Consultant. His survivors include his wife Susan; three sons Keoki, Kalani and Alika; mother Rosaline L. Seu; and sister Claudette Lundin. The viewing will be held at Borthwick Mortuary on November 16 at 9 AM with services at 10 AM. Aloha attire is requested. No flowers please, but leis are welcome.

KENNETH ERNEST LOPEZ

Posted On November 14th, 2012 -

KENNETH ERNEST LOPEZ November 3, 2012 88, of Wahiawa a veteran of World War II and retired auto mechanic at Schofield Barracks died at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife Annie, grandchildren (from deceased daughter Mary Jane Soriano), Paul Soriano, Peggy Harbottle and Mark Soriano and eight great grandchildren. Visitation: 9 am November 19, 2012 at Our Lady of Sorrows. Services: 10 am. Private committal service & inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha/Casual attire. No flowers.

REGINA “REGIN” MENOR JOAQUIN

Posted On November 13th, 2012 -

REGINA REGIN MENOR JOAQUIN Age 91, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away October 18, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born September 3, 1921 in #45 Tangid, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of United Vintarinian of Hawaii. She is survived by son, John (Nora) Joaquin; daughters, Cely Joaquin, Leonila Sampayan, Teresita (Antonio) Aquino, Gloria (Ruben) Ignacio, Erlinda (Reynaldo) Balantes, Elena (Romulo) Manuel, Vicky (Marvin) Agustin; 14 grand- children; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Pedro (Virgie) Menor. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (November 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Monday (November 19) at St Michael’s Catholic Church; (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua) Mass 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

BERNARD K. ADACHI

Posted On November 13th, 2012 -

BERNARD K. ADACHI Age 76, of Mountain View, HI, passed away October 14, 2012 in Hilo. Born November 5, 1935 in Kawaihau, Kauai, Hawaii. A retired fireman after 25 years with the Honolulu Fire Department. He is survived by spouse, Dorothy Adachi; son, Arthur (Gina) Adachi; daughters, Alyshia (Vic) Garcia, Alyson Adachi; brother, James (Florence) Adachi; 4 grand- children; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (November 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Celebration of Life 11:00 a.m. Saturday (November 24) at Carlsmith Beach Park; Keaukaha, Hilo. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

DAVID WALKER

Posted On November 12th, 2012 -

DAVID WALKER Age 67, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away October 20, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born April 28, 1945 in Macon, GA. David was a retired teacher from Ilima Intermediate School and Air Force veteran. He is survived by spouse, Lydia Walker; 4 stepsons; 3 step- daughters; brother, Nathaniel; sisters, Barbara Fitzgerald, Betty Walker; 25 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 6 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (November 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ADRIAN “JR” SILVA, JR

Posted On November 12th, 2012 -

ADRIAN JR SILVA, JR Age 75, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away October 15, 2012 in Aiea. Born October 13, 1937 in Waianae, Hawaii. Adrian was a retired Air Force & machinist with Kaiser Cement and H-Power. He was a member of the Waianae Jaycees, Waianae Hawaiian Civic Club and Lualualei Lions Club. He is survived by wife, Shirley Ann Silva; sons, Anthony (Renee) Silva, Henry Silva, Adrian Silva; daughter, Debora Silva; brother, David (Yvonne) Ledo; sisters, Annie (Donald) DeCambra of OR, Patricia Yomes, Lee Ciacci; 10 grandchildren; uncle, Albert Silva; aunts, Roseline Demello, Margaret Silva. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (November 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Thursday (November 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

JAMES J. KIYABU

Posted On November 12th, 2012 -

JAMES J. KIYABU Age 85, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away October 27, 2012 in Honolulu. Born November 12, 1926 in Kahaluu, Oahu. A retired warehouseman of Rawley’s Frozen Food. He is survived by sons, Lance (Lei) Kiyabu, Kerry Kiyabu, Ryland (Christy) Kiyabu; 4 grandchildren; brother, Lawrence Kiyabu; sisters, Lillian (Mamo) Sakazaki, Florence (Masayuki) Nagano. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (November 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

CECILIA R. HESIA DIAZ

Posted On November 12th, 2012 -

CECILIA R. HESIA DIAZ
Age 86, of Kahalu’u, passed away October 24, 2012 at Aloha Nursing & Rehab Center. Born November 23, 1925 in Wailuku, Maui. Founder of Mama Diaz Pasteles; member of The United Puerto Rican Association. She is survived by husband, Carlos A. Diaz Diaz; sons, John K. Hesia, Dennis (Colleen) Hesia of Hilo, Frank (Kalae) Hesia, Carlos A. (Tracy) Diaz, Richard (Gina) Diaz, Delbert Diaz, Darryl (Gina) Diaz, Enrique (Mokihana) Rodrigues; hanai- son, Joel Daniels; daughters, Matilda Hesia, Emelia Rodrigues, Lori Ann (Eddie) Diaz; 42 grandchildren; 70 great- grandchildren; 5 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday 11/17 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

PAUL MASAHIDE TAKAEZU

Posted On November 11th, 2012 -

PAUL MASAHIDE TAKAEZU
Age 92, of Honolulu, passed away on October 12, 2012. Born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii, he was a retired insurance agent for All American Life and Atlas Insurance Agency. He was a life member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Livorno Chapter. He is survived by his wife, Betty Fumiye Takaezu; sons, Russell (La Vonne) and Blake Takaezu; daughter, Paula (Steven) Oishi; seven grandchildren; brother, Michael Takaezu; sisters, Miriam Takaezu, Estelle Yagi, Betty Miyachi and Eloise Fukuji. Visitation from 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service at 3:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Flaviano “Danny” Labaya

Posted On November 11th, 2012 -

FLAVIANO DANNY LABAYA
10.29.12 80, a retired weatherman for NOAA, passed away in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Betty; son Jonathan; daughters Paula “Poppy” Harris, Jerri Webster, Abigail Tubera, Betsy Blandov, Anna Labaya, Jeana Miller, Rebecca Navarro; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great grandchild.

KEN YEE

Posted On November 11th, 2012 -

KEN YEE
Ken Yee, the second son of Yee Kam Chong and Wong Kam Oi passed away peacefully on October 29th. Born in 1913, he grew up on a duck farm near Ala Moana with his twelve siblings. After graduating from McKinley High School, he won an electrician apprenticeship at Pearl Harbor Navy Shipyard, where he learned his trade working on submarines and battleships. In his early twenties, he earned enough money to buy his first car and drive across country, exhibiting a passion for adventure and a sharp curiosity that characterized his entire life. He was married to the love of his life, Nancy Wong, for 65 happy years. In 1948 he started his own marine electrical service company, KEMS Inc., which handled all of the electrical work for Matson Navigation and other shipping lines. Nancy and Ken were close partners in business and life. They became avid ballroom dancers and travellers. Deeply interested in Chinese history and culture, they co-edited “Chinese Pioneer Families of Maui, Molokai and Lanai,” a collection of oral histories telling the early Chinese immigrant experience in Hawaii. After retirement at the age of 62, Ken returned to school. He bought a bicycle so he could ride to classes at the University of Hawaii where he earned his B.A. in Chinese and his M.A. in Asian Studies. A talented scholar, fisherman, craftsman, and cook, his greatest joy remained his family. His survivors include children Roy, Sylvia and Susan Yee, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren as well as two brothers, Don and Arthur, and three sisters, Violet Schmidt, Florence Smith, and Lily Sutherland. A memorial will be held in the spring. Donations may be made to Palolo Chinese Home (www.palolohome.org) or to McKinley High School Foundation for college scholarships (1039 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96814).

GAYLE A. GOSHI

Posted On November 11th, 2012 -

GAYLE A. GOSHI Age 54, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away October 17, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born September 1, 1958 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by spouse, Marvin H. Goshi; brothers, Dean Kagemoto, Reid (Catherine) Kagemoto; sisters, Lynne (Scott) Ono, Jodie (Byron) Nagasako. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (November 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

James Toshiichi Kunichika

Posted On November 11th, 2012 -

JAMES TOSHIICHI KUNICHIKA
The family of James Toshiichi Kunichika is deeply saddened to announce his passing on October 30, 2012 at the age of 97. James was born on January 1, 1915 in Ko’olau, Kaua’i. In 1937, he moved to Honolulu and held a variety of jobs before starting the James T. Kunichika Painting Company where he worked tirelessly for over 50 years. In 1943, he married Katherine Hayami Fujita, his wife of 61 years. Through his dedication and hers, his company and their family thrived. James and Katherine were lifetime members of the Hawai’i Kotohira Jinsha-Dazaifu Tenmangu. They were also active members of the Honpa Hongwanji Hawai’i Betsuin, the Izumo Taishakyo Mission, the Daijingu Temple of Hawai’i, the Hiroshima Kenjin Kai and the Kaua’i Hana Club. Along with his wife, he was a charter member of the Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai Bon Dance Club. One of his overriding passions for nearly 80 years was singing Obon songs in the Iwakuni style. James became the lead singer and performed almost every summer at Obon festivals in Hawai’i. He also performed in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. In Iwakuni, Japan, his mother’s hometown, James was honored by government officials for his contribution to the perpetuation of the Iwakuni cultural heritage. In 2006, the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai’i honored James with their Living Treasure Award which acknowledged his significant contributions and standing as a cultural treasure of Hawai’i. He received numerous additional awards and recognition for his contribution in preserving the Japanese culture, one of which was the 2003 Pan-Pacific Festival Silversword Award for cultural excellence. Recordings of his singing are housed in the Bishop Museum, the University of Hawai’i, the State of Hawai’i Culture and Arts Foundation, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. Recognized as a Master Artist by the Hawai’i Folk Arts Apprenticeship Awards program, he received a grant from the State of Hawai’i Culture and Arts Foundation to train an apprentice in the Iwakuni tradition of Japanese song. He mentored many students, some of whom continue to carry on his legacy by performing at Obon festivals. He is survived by sons Kenneth (Janice) and Miles (the late Priscilla); daughters Caroline (Ronald) Miyata and Evie (Alan) Kobayashi; grandchildren John, Michael, Scott, Kimberlee and Jamee Kunichika; Kristi (Greg) Chung, Kelli (Erik) Yamamoto and Matthew Miyata; Brent, Kathi and Kelli Kobayashi; great-grandchildren Kristen, Kelsey and Justin Yoshikane; Christopher Chung and Leif Yamamoto; great-great-grandchild Zeke Yoshikane; and brother Robert Kunichika. THE SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012 AT 6:00 PM, WITH VISITATION BEGINNING FROM 5:00 PM.

Kathleen Marion Kelly

Posted On November 11th, 2012 -

KATHLEEN MARION KELLY
63, died peacefully on October 25, 2012 at St Francis Hospice in Nu’uanu, Honolulu, after her long struggle with breast cancer. KK was born February 20, 1949 in New York. She proudly graduated from Interlochen School of the Arts in Michigan, and earned her Nursing degree from the University of Hawaii. She worked tirelessly as an RN at St. Francis and Straub Hospitals in Honolulu for over 25 years. She was predeceased by her parents John M Kelly Jr, and Marion Anderson Kelly, and throughout her life she shared their activism in many causes including civil rights, the environment, working conditions, and Hawaiian land issues. She is survived by her sister, Colleen, niece Corey Smrekar, nephew Dana Smrekar, and grandniece Maggie. As desired, her body was donated to the University of Hawaii Medical School. A family gathering will be held on Sunday, November 18. Donations in her honor can be made to St. Francis Hospice or Revolution Books.

LEILANI ANN TIMMONS

Posted On November 11th, 2012 -

LEILANI ANN TIMMONS Age 65 of Kapolei, passed away on October 12, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born May 17,1947 in Chester, PA. She is survived by husband, Walter Timmons; sons, Steven (Daverine) Timmons, Timmy (Vilma Sue) Timmons; daughter, Kai Timmons; brother, Rodger (Rona) Wilson, 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (November 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire.

ASAKO OYE OHO

Posted On November 10th, 2012 -

ASAKO OYE OHO Age 92, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away October 20, 2012 in Mililani. Born February 15, 1920 in Waialua, HI. Asako was a former employee of Waialua Hospital and Wahiawa Clinic. She was a member of Wahiawa United Methodist Church. She is survived by sons, Kennard (Cynthia) Oho of CA, Wynne Oho, Neil Oho; sisters, Toshiko Tomasa, Helene Oye of NV, Takako Oye of NV; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Funeral services were held. No koden, please.

JOSEPH “BULLY” JULIAN KAANAPU JR.

Posted On November 10th, 2012 -

JOSEPH BULLY JULIAN KAANAPU JR. Age 72, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away October 23, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 9, 1940 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired pipe fitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. U.S. Army veteran. Member of Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force auxiliary. He is survived by sister, Bernadette K. Lum, Melanie Dunlap; caregiver, Darrell Salvador. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (November 15) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (November 16) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Program 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Melvin S. “Shige” “Shag” Hashimoto, Sr.

Posted On November 10th, 2012 -

MELVIN S. SHIGE SHAG HASHIMOTO, SR.
Age 76, of Ewa, Hawaii, passed away on October 29th, 2012. Born in Ewa, and a graduate of Waipahu High School, he was a retired electrical contractor who owned Mel’s Electric, and a member of the IBEW Local Union 1186. He is survived by sons; Melvin Jr., Eric, Marc, daughters; Lynne (James) Campbell of CA, Joni of NY, Sharilyn of DC, granddaughter; Erica, grandsons; Joseph and Jameson Campbell of CA, great-granddaughter; Ashana Martinez, brothers; Willard (Mary Ann), Kenneth (Shirley), Brian (Myong), cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; Masaru and Kimie, Brother; Samuel, and Sister; Lillian Higa. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o S. Hashimoto, 121 12th St SE #300, Washington, DC, 20003. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, December 15, 2012, at Jodo Mission of Hawaii, 1429 Makiki St., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814. Aloha attire. No Flowers.

EDISON “MERSOL” JOSE BAUTISTA

Posted On November 10th, 2012 -

EDISON MERSOL JOSE BAUTISTA Age 62, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 31, 2012 in Waipahu. Born February 27, 1950 in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Edison was a retired receiving clerk from Liliha Bakery. He is survived by wife, Paulina B. Bautista; daughter, Edielyn (Priming) Manzano; sons, Meljun (Gemma) Bautista, Dennis Bautista of CA, Jomer (Leah) Bautista of Guam, Anthony Bautista of NV, Charlone (Leslie) Bautista, Edison Bautista, Jr., James Paul Bautista; mother, Leonora Bautista; brothers, William Bautista, Dominic (Edna) Bautista; sisters, Melendrina (Jimmy) Corsino, Conchita (Joven) Batoto, Norma (Adriano) Daligcon, Rose (Laurentino) Gamatero; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (November 13) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (November 14) at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church; (1614 Monte St., Honolulu) Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

STANLEY “BUDDY” LINDO

Posted On November 9th, 2012 -

STANLEY BUDDY LINDO Age 69, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away October 17, 2012 in Honolulu. Born December 25, 1942 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Masumi T. Lindo; brothers, Bill O. (Dorothy) Crowell, Robert P. (Marie) Crowell; sister, Peggy H. Crowell; daughter, Nelbe Shea (Fred) Fabro; 1 grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (November 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (November 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Eulogy 10:00 a.m.; Prayer Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

TAI YAU CHUNG, CLU,ChFC

Posted On November 9th, 2012 -

TAI YAU CHUNG, CLU, ChFC
Tai Yau Chung, CLU, ChFC, 84 year old retired president of Chung Insurance and Investment Group, died peacefully on October 23, 2012. He was born in Chungshan, China on June 2, 1928. In 1939, his father, Hong Chee Chung, brought him at the age of 11 years old and his mother, Sook Ee Lum Chung, to Hawaii. Tai Yau was educated at Kauluwela Elementary School and Kalakaua Intermediate School. After graduating from Farrington High School in 1948, he enrolled in Phillip’s College of Commerce and graduated with honors. After 10 years in the life insurance business, Tai Yau was named the agency manager of the West Coast Life Insurance Company in Hawaii. His agency was the most productive in the West Coast Life Insurance family and it boasted the honorable distinction of having all of its agents being members of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the premier association of financial professionals. In addition to being a life member of MDRT, he was a member and former president of General Agents and Managers Association, former treasurer of Hawaii State Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and a member of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He was listed in Who’s Who in Hawaii and Who’s Who in Business and Finance in America. Besides being successful in his professional life, Tai Yau was a community leader with a passion for helping others. He has served as president and emeritus director of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, United Chinese Society, Ching Clan Benevolent Society and the Triple C Club. He was also a member of the See Dai Doo Society, Oahu Country Club, Farrington Alumni Community Foundation, Aloha Shriners, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and the First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. He was a director for the Palolo Chinese Home and a charter member of the Ala Moana Rotary Club. Tai Yau was preceded in death by Alana Dung, his 3 year old granddaughter who died from leukemia but left a legacy of increasing the Hawaii Bone Marrow Registry by 30,788 donors and multiple bone marrow matches. He is survived by his loving wife, Norah Chung, his son, Dr. Alvin H. L. Chung, his daughter, Adelia Chung Dung and son-in-law Stephen Dung, two grandchildren, Spencer and Erin Dung, and his sister, Lillian Chang and brother-in-law Frank Chang. Visitation will be on Sunday, November 18 at Punahou School’s Thurston Memorial Chapel from 10 am – 12 noon. A celebration of his life will be held at 12:30 pm. Burial will follow at the Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Donations are suggested to Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific and the Alana Dung Research Foundation.

MARTHA BUBBLES SMYTHE RUSTON

Posted On November 9th, 2012 -

MARTHA BUBBLES SMYTHE RUSTON Passed away in the early morning of Oct 20, 2012, in Florence, Oregon. She went peacefully & quickly with the melodic voices of favorite Hawaiian Musicians playing in the background. She had been diagnosed 5 days before with Metastatic Lung Cancer. Born Martha Stillman Smythe on May 28, 1928 in Kohala to Bob and Pet (Robinson) Smythe. The Smythe family later moved to Oahu and resided in Manoa Valley. Martha attended Lincoln and Stevenson schools then later graduated in 1945 from Roosevelt – English Standard School. There she received her nickname “Bubbles” for her bubbly personality, quick wit and entertaining sense of humor. She worked as a supervisor for the State of Hawaii, Department of Social Services with 40+ years of service. She married her husband Bill. They traveled extensively in their motor home and all over the world until settling in the small town of Florence on the Oregon coast. Bubbles was past President of the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club, past member of the Prince Kuhio Chorale Group and the Ka’ahumanu Society. She remained a long standing member of the Daughters of Hawaii, as the granddaughter of Mrs. Jane Stillman Smythe. Bubbles was also a member of the Florence Friendship Club & Florence Bridge Club. Bubbles is survived by her husband: William L. Ruston of Oregon, daughter and son in law; Tiare H. and W. Scott Burgess of Honolulu, granddaughter: Eva Tate H. (Maluhia) Reierson of New Zealand, sister: Eva N. Rudolph of Ohio, brother; Robert W. Smythe, Jr. of California, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and many devoted friends. Private Services were held at Bubbles’ request and donations may be made to the Daughters of Hawaii or the organization of your choice, in her name. Condolences maybe emailed to bubblesruston@gmail.com or mailed to 1456 Thurston Ave #703, Hon.,HI 96822

LINDA BANGERT HARRIS

Posted On November 9th, 2012 -

LINDA BANGERT HARRIS
Linda Bangert Harris’s energy, 65, left her body on November 7, 2012 in Alexandria, Virginia, but her spirit is with us all. She passed in the home of beloved friends who feel honored to have her near to them. She would often say that she still has so much to do to make this world a better place. Such a mission spurred her on the 19-month journey to find the cure for pancreatic cancer which would lead to a center of healing. Linda had given as much as she could, met wonderful people in life, and enjoyed the most amazing things that the world could offer. She has accomplished so much, and yet wanted to do more. She has helped many people achieve their dreams and potential, yet there was always one more person she wanted to mentor, to befriend. Linda will be greatly missed by David Bangert, devoted husband and Mellow, their treasured pet. Wherever you may be in the world, there is a part of Linda in each us. She challenged us to be truly what we are meant to be – whole and happy. She introduced us to people who join her in bringing the best out of us. Her celebration of life will be on Sunday, November 18. It will remember Linda — not to mourn her passing – to celebrate her life, her beautiful mind, her generous and kind deeds, and her spirit. If you chose, on that day, take time and reflect on your time with Linda. Where ever you may be, please meditate, light a light — a sparkler, release a balloon, and remember Linda for a shared time that was filled with joy and meaning; or when she helped illuminate the way for you towards knowledge, growth, and loving yourself and others. You may write out your memory and send it to Linda in a flame. You may even put the message in a bottle and launch it in a waterway on that day. Or keep it between the pages of a favorite book to read again. Linda will be delighted by your creativity and free spirit! Together, our collective conscience will celebrate having Linda as a precious friend, mentor, aunt, a sister, a wife, whom we dearly love because she first loved us. In lieu of flowers or donation, do a good deed in Linda’s name.

LINDA BANGERT HARRIS

Posted On November 9th, 2012 -

LINDA BANGERT HARRIS Linda Bangert Harris’s energy, 65, left her body on November 7, 2012 in Alexandria, Virginia, but her spirit is with us all. She passed in the home of beloved friends who feel honored to have her near to them. She would often say that she still has so much to do to make this world a better place. Such a mission spurred her on the 19-month journey to find the cure for pancreatic cancer which would lead to a center of healing. Linda had given as much as she could, met wonderful people in life, and enjoyed the most amazing things that the world could offer. She has accomplished so much, and yet wanted to do more. She has helped many people achieve their dreams and potential, yet there was always one more person she wanted to mentor, to befriend. Linda will be greatly missed by David Bangert, devoted husband and Mellow, their treasured pet. Wherever you may be in the world, there is a part of Linda in each us. She challenged us to be truly what we are meant to be – whole and happy. She introduced us to people who join her in bringing the best out of us. Her celebration of life will be on Sunday, November 18. It will remember Linda — not to mourn her passing – to celebrate her life, her beautiful mind, her generous and kind deeds, and her spirit. If you chose, on that day, take time and reflect on your time with Linda. Where ever you may be, please meditate, light a light — a sparkler, release a balloon, and remember Linda for a shared time that was filled with joy and meaning; or when she helped illuminate the way for you towards knowledge, growth, and loving yourself and others. You may write out your memory and send it to Linda in a flame. You may even put the message in a bottle and launch it in a waterway on that day. Or keep it between the pages of a favorite book to read again. Linda will be delighted by your creativity and free spirit! Together, our collective conscience will celebrate having Linda as a precious friend, mentor, aunt, a sister, a wife, whom we dearly love because she first loved us. In lieu of flowers or donation, do a good deed in Linda’s name.

OWEN CUSTINO ROBELLO SR.

Posted On November 8th, 2012 -

OWEN CUSTINO ROBELLO
SR. Age 74, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away October 14, 2012 in Waianae. Born September 30, 1938 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired from Oahu Transit Services (OTS) as a bus driver “The Bus” after 42 years of service. Member of Teamsters Local 996. He is survived by sons, Owen C. (Gaye) Robello Jr., Sinai K. Robello, Zion K. Robello; hanai son, Richard Adkins; daughters, Owena-Lee Hooks, Odelle Alcantra, Laurene B. Robello, Sylawette R. Kuhiiki, Joelle Robello; 11 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; 3 great-great- grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (November 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m Wednesday (November 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11 a.m. Committal Service 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual/Aloha Attire.

Jewett Chu Yick Yee

Posted On November 8th, 2012 -

JEWETT CHU YICK YEE
96, of Honolulu, a retired Head of the Administrative Support Branch of the Design Division of Pearl Harbor Naval shipyard, died in Straub Clinic and Hospital on Oct. 30, 2012. A naval architect, civil, structural and design engineer, he is survived by wife Wai Chee C.; daughters Elizabeth A. (Libby) and Julie M.; brother Wilbur S.P. and the grandchildren, Kevin M. and Karna M. Hughes, and Samuel D. Murray. He led an active life of community service especially at UCC – Judd St. and its outreach ministry, Keola Hoonanea, a multi-church project providing low-cost housing to the elderly. He served as the President of the Board of Directors for over 30 years. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 10) at United Church of Christ – Judd St. Service: 11:00 a.m. Private burial. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the United Church of Christ – Judd St. or to your favorite charity in his name.

DR. EILEEN MARIE GUPTON

Posted On November 8th, 2012 -

DR. EILEEN MARIE GUPTON
61, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed October 15, 2012 at the Texas Heart Instititue, Houston, TX of heart failure. Dr. Gupton was a native of Lynn, MA, born to the late Edmund and Emily McCabe. She was educated at Sacred Heart School, Salem State University, Central Texas University, and the University of Mississippi earning a doctoral degree in psychology. She was a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel and operated a private clinical psychology practice in Aiea, HI. She was also a contract police psychologist for the Honolulu Police Department, Honolulu, HI. Dr. Gupton was an active Catholic and served as a Minister of Music for over 30 years. Fr. Camillus Gott, Fr. Adam Bunnell and Fr. John Keenan will officiate at a funeral service at the Ft. DeRussy Chapel, Waikiki, HI at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012. She was married to Dr. Herbert M. Gupton on November 28, 1981, who survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a step-son, Steven Gupton and step-daugher, Kathryn Gupton, both of Nashville, TN, three grandchildren, and two sisters, Claire Donohue, Salem, NH, and Karen Hare, Cape Elizabeth, ME, four nephews, and one niece. If you wish to send a memorial, please contribute to the Eileen M. Gupton Memorial Scholarship Fund, American Board of Professional Psychology, 600 Market Street, Suite 300, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 or tax-deductible donations can be made online at www.abpp.org, ABPP Foundation page.


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