Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

MELECIO “MEL” APOSTOL GUZMAN

Posted On January 12th, 2013 -

MELECIO MEL APOSTOL GUZMAN Age 64, of Kapolei, HI, passed away December 16, 2012 in Aiea. Born August 15,1948 in Santa Cruz, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired stevedore with Young Brothers Ltd. He is survived by wife, Carlina P. Guzman; sons, Clifford (Juliet) Guzman, Walter (Reah Jane) Guzman, Melvin Guzman; 1 granddaughter; sisters, Josephine (Crispolo) Yadao, Eugenia (Alfonzo) Macadangdang; brother, Prudencio (Soledad) Guzman. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (January 18) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 10:00 a.m. Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Donald DS Kong

Posted On January 12th, 2013 -

DONALD DS KONG Dec. 15, 2012 Donald Kong, 91 of Honolulu retired from Finance Dept.of City and County Fire Dept after 32 years, passed peacefully. He had a passion for gourmet dining, an avid jogger, swimmer and lover of classical music. He played solo 1st clarinet at Farrington HS. A generous individual who contributed to all charities. He will be missed by daughter Claire W. Lohs and husband Ulrich.

YOSHIO NAKAMURA

Posted On January 11th, 2013 -

YOSHIO NAKAMURA Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 8, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 21, 1925 in Waipahu, HI. Retired from Oahu Sugar Company; Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by brothers, Tami (Janice) Nakamura, Kiyoshi (Lety) Nakamura; sisters, Cora (Joichi) Okano, Judy (Donald) Yoshimoto, Jinx (Andrew) Shimao, Maxine (Herman) Tadena, Joan (Robert) Iwamoto, Sharon (Melvyn) Kaneyuki of Torrance, CA, Sueko Nakamura; 18 nieces and nephews; caregivers, Wilfred and Deborah Deuz. Private Services were held.

FRANK SEMANA BALDIVINO, SR.

Posted On January 11th, 2013 -

FRANK SEMANA BALDIVINO, SR. Age 101, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 12, 2012 in Aiea. Born Sept. 24, 1911 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Lorna B. Baldivino; sons, Frank S. (Clarissa) Baldivino, Jr., Jamie Baldivino; daughters, Frances (Brian) Okamoto, Sylvia Gascon, Ella Mae (James) Brown, Hazel Baldivino; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (January 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (January 16) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SYBIL D. VIDINHA

Posted On January 11th, 2013 -

SYBIL D. VIDINHA Age 75, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 15, 2012 in Aiea. Born September 23, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A retired food preparer for International Inflight Catering Company. She is survived by husband, Lawrence Vidinha; sons, Mark (Louella) Vidinha, Scott (Lety Magdirila) Vidinha; 4 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Morris, Joan Garcia of MA. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Monday (January 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Marcia Ann Uyeda

Posted On January 11th, 2013 -

MARCIA ANN UYEDA
Age 75 of Mililani, Hawaii passed away in her sleep on December 16, 2012 in Littleton, CO. Born March 14, 1937 in Milwaukee, WI to Clarence J Mickelsen and Clara M Lassen Mickelsen. She moved to Hawaii in 1956, retired secretary from Carrier Hawaii. She and husband, Francis moved to Littleton, CO in July 2012. Preceded in death by her parents and son, Jeffrrey. She is survived by her husband, Francis; son Craig Yamashita of Haiku, Hawaii; daughter, Candace; brother James Mickelsen of Kaneohe, Hawaii; 2 grand- daughters, Erika and Laura. Her ashes will be scattered over the Kuulau Mountains. Private service to follow at a future date. Offer Condolences online at www.apollofunerals.com

NICOLA BEIT SAYADA

Posted On January 11th, 2013 -

NICOLA BEIT SAYADA
Nicola Beit Sayada, known as “Chef Nick” or “Uncle Nick” to many passed away on December 4th, 2012 from complications with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Maria and four children Tony, Michelle, Linda, and Nicky, four other siblings and grandchildren. Memorial to be held at Star of the Sea Church on Saturday, January 19th at 10 am. A celebration of Nick’s life to follow at the Elks Club.

MYRA CATALN MAHIAI

Posted On January 10th, 2013 -

MYRA CATALAN MAHIAI Age 40, of Kapolei, HI, passed away December 27, 2012 in Kapolei. Born December 20, 1972 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Myra was employed by Longs Drugs Moiliili & Waipahu. She was a member of the Honolulu Jaycees. She is survived by husband, Clement Mahiai, Jr; son, Daniel Kekahuna; father, Numeriano (Bella) Catalan, Sr.; brother, Numeriano Catalan, Jr., Attorney of CA; sister, Anna Lisa (Blaine) Dupont; one grand- daughter. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Monday (January 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (January 15) at St. Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 12:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

AMY KAPIOLANI WAIPA

Posted On January 9th, 2013 -

AMY KAPIOLANI WAIPA Age 53, of Waimanalo, HI, passed away December 12, 2012 in Waimanalo. Born May 3, 1959 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by brother, Nathan (Sharyn) Waipha; sisters, Harriet Kaaihue, Brenda Nishimura, April Kupau, Lynnette McClain. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (January 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ALBERT WILLIAM EVENSEN

Posted On January 9th, 2013 -

Remembering ALBERT WILLIAM EVENSEN August 13, 1925 – December 24, 2012 Albert filled his 87 years with dignity, love of family and service to the community. He was born in Honolulu, attended Roosevelt High School, University of Hawaii at Manoa, served in the US Army from 1945 – 46, and earned a law degree from the University of Virginia. Al served in the Hawaii Territorial Legislature and was elected to the 1st Hawaii State Legislature, serving as a Representative for Kaneohe from 1959 – 62. He was a successful attorney in Honolulu, practicing family law. Al was active in the Jaycees, Lions Club, the Knights of Pythias, and was a lifelong supporter of YMCA, serving on the Camp Erdman board. He was a student of Hawaiian language and loved to write Hawaiian music. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty, sons Pono and Carl, daughter Mealani, four grandchildren, Lei, Laura, Gerrit, and Lia, and sister Betty Cockett. He will be buried at Oahu Cemetery in a private family service on January 10th. In lieu of flowers, donation may be sent to YMCA of Honolulu/Camp Erdman.

JAMES R. RYAN

Posted On January 9th, 2013 -

JAMES R. RYAN Of Waianae HI, Submarine Veteran of 20 yrs/20 patrols born in Oakland, CA 5-16-46 Left this world 12-28-12 Married to Susan 44 yrs, father of 9 and grandfather of 13. Graduate of Los Altos High, CA Mission College, Santa Clara, CA and England Truck Driving School, Salt Lake City, UT. Para-Transit driver in Bremerton WA, 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and Scout Master of Troop 271. His Rosary/Mass will be at Sacred Heart Church Waianae on 1-14-13 at 9:30am Laid to rest at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery Kaneohe at 2 pm. Please join us.

YOSHIO YOCHI SUGINO

Posted On January 9th, 2013 -

YOSHIO YOCHI SUGINO
Age 83, of Honolulu, retired US Army Lt. Colonel and an insurance agent, passed away December 1, 2012 in Honolulu. He was born November 25, 1929 in Puunene, Maui. Survived by wife of 60 years, Emiko Kubota Sugino; sons, Michael (Janet) Sugino of Tacoma, WA and Mark (Kim) Sugino of NYC; daughter, Pauline Sugino; four grandchildren, Kathryn Sugino Doughty of Manassas, VA, Amanda Sugino of NYC, Christopher Sugino of Claremont, CA and Allison Sugino of NYC; brothers, Stanley Sugino of Kahului, Maui and Tatsu Sugino of Cerritos, CA; sister, Margie Sugino Tarumoto of Gardena, CA. The family requests that casual attire be worn. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 10 – 11:00 A.M. SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013 AT NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK AND MORTUARY, EAST CHAPEL. SERVICE BEGINS AT 11:00 A.M.

MARINA SANTOS ANCHETA

Posted On January 9th, 2013 -

MARINA SANTOS ANCHETA Age 86, of Laoag City, Philippines, passed away December 12, 2012 in Quezon City. Born January 25, 1926 in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by son, Greg Dante (Aida) Ancheta; 1 grandchild; 1 great-grandchild; brothers, Mark Santos of Philippines, Zoilo Santos of Philippines; Fred Santos of Philippines; sister, Rosita Baingan of Philippines. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (January 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. Saturday (January 12) at Mililani Memorial Park.

BOK SUN KIM

Posted On January 9th, 2013 -

BOK SUN KIM Age 81, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 22, 2012 in Honolulu. Born Sept. 30, 1931 in South Korea. She is survived by husband, Kim Wan Young; sons, Jason Kim, Daniel Kim; daughter, Jinni K. Kido; 1 sister; 9 grandchildren. Private services were held.

LANCE KEOLU PIEPER

Posted On January 9th, 2013 -

LANCE KEOLU PIEPER Beloved Husband and Father, Lance Keolu Pieper, 36, Born June 22, 1976 in Honolulu, Hi went to be with his brother Sean, in Heaven, on December 11, 2012. He is survived by wife, Kory Pieper, daughters, Kassidy (8), Kiara (6), and son, Kia’i (4). Parents, Hamilton and Lamette Pieper. Sister, Serina Akimseu. Visitation, 10:30 a.m. Service, 11:00 a.m. at Kaneohe Missionary Baptist Church, 45-131 Waikapoki Rd., Kaneohe, on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

TOM WOO

Posted On January 9th, 2013 -

TOM WOO November 16, 1921 – December 20, 2012 Tom Woo 91, owner of 50th State TV Repair and Rental in Aiea in the Waimalu Shopping Center died in Mililani. He was born in San Fernando, California and called Hawaii his home for over 60 years. Tom is predeceased by his parents, Joseph Y. Woo and Wong Shee Woo. He is also predeceased by 5 brothers – William, Roy, Sam, Ed, and James. He is survived by his older sisters, Rose Lamb, Lilly Chong and Mary Chu, as well as younger siblings Young, Wayne, Larry, Mabel Woo, Ruth Nishihara and Naomi Thrower. Tom is also survived by many nieces and nephews on the mainland, and hanai son, Peter Lum and Family on Maui. Services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary in Honolulu on Monday, January 14, 2013. Visitation starts at 9 am and services at 10 am. Scattering of cremated remains will be held at a later date.

EDWIN ALVAH DE SILVA, JR.

Posted On January 9th, 2013 -

EDWIN ALVAH DE SILVA, JR. Born in Hilo on Sept. 28, 1925, a descendant of Funchal on his father’s side and of Kukaniloko on his mother’s. Known as “Spud” to his older family and friends. Died in Kaohao, Kailua, Oahu, on Dec. 25, 2012, surrounded by his children and grandchildren in one of several houses that he designed and built for them. A retired drafting teacher at Leeward Community College and former chairman of that school’s vocational ed department. Previously with the building departments of the City and County of Honolulu and State of Hawaii. And before that, the manager of DeSilva Sales and Services in Hilo. A head umpire of the Kainalu Little League, head swim coach at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, president of the Kamehameha Swim Club, and head of AAU Swimming in Hawaii. Son of Edwin A. de Silva and Hazel H. Rowland, brother of Eloise R. Peterson. Married for all time to Lorna Piilani Pratt of Honaunau. Children, Kihei C. (Mapuana) de Silva, Kauka H. (Lyn) de Silva, Kapu C. (Kimo) Smith, and Kalei E. (Thad) Kamakaala; Grandchildren, Kahikina, Kapalaiula, Britny, Keolewa, Kanoelehua, Jonathan Kelii, Kainui, Piilani, Kainoa, Carrie, and great-grand- daughter Makanani. Private Services.

SINAG N. LEONG

Posted On January 8th, 2013 -

SINAG N. LEONG Age 88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 19, 2012 in Honolulu. Born May 22, 1924 in Olongapo, Zambalis, Philippines. Sinag was a former employee of Bamboo Window India Imports. She was a member of the Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. She is survived by sons, Francis Leong, Steven (Oi-Man) Leong; daughter, Annie (Walter) Frank; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (January 12) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 10:00 a.m.

ALBERT “NAKA” SHOJI NAKAGAWA

Posted On January 8th, 2013 -

ALBERT NAKA SHOJI NAKAGAWA Age 79, of Pearl City, HI, passed away December 9, 2012 in Aiea. Born November 16, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a journeyman plumber for Pearl Harbor Public Work Center. He is survived by wife, June Nakagawa; son, Troy Nakagawa; daughter, Shelley (Kyle) Yamaguchi; brother, Kenichi Nakagawa; sister, Clara Emoto; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Janaury 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

KATHERINE “KAY” WHITING AFONG KRAMER

Posted On January 8th, 2013 -

KATHERINE KAY WHITING AFONG KRAMER
Of Ewa Beach, age 98, matriarch of the Kramer and Chun Afong ohana, passed away December 30, 2012 at her home in Puuloa. She was born on November 21, 1914, in Honolulu. The daughter of Albert Francis Fayerweather Leialoha Afong and Julia Whiting and the granddaughter of Chun Afong and Julia Hope Kamakiapaaikamoku Fayerweather, Kay grew up on the Middle Loch Peninsula and in Nu’uanu. She graduated from Punahou School in 1932 (the class that started the carnival tradition) and was married to Fred Von Kramer for 49 years. Kay worked at the Bishop Trust and retired as Vice President and Board of Directors member. She then volunteered for 17 years and served on the boards of St. Francis Medical Center-West and St. Francis Healthcare Foundation. Auntie Kay was deeply loved and will be fondly remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews and the countless lives she touched. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan.14, Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Prayer Service: 10 a.m., aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, UH Foundation, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270.

ANTONIO “SONNY” PALABRICA

Posted On January 7th, 2013 -

ANTONIO SONNY PALABRICA Age 79, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 1, 2012. Born September 21, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired office administrator for U.S. Army Recreation on the Presidio Army Base in San Francisco. He was also a jazz musician and karate black belt 6 stage. He is survived by brother, Mario (Shirley) Palabrica Jr.; sister, Marlene (Gilbert) Demello; step-father, Anthony B. Clark; dear friend, Judith Presley. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (January 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

JOSEPH “JOE” ACOHIDO

Posted On January 7th, 2013 -

JOSEPH JOE ACOHIDO Age 74, of Aiea, HI, passed away November 30, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 19, 1938 in Wahiawa, HI. President and owner of City Properties Inc.; member of Selohssa Golf Club. He is survived by spouse, Flora “Flo” Acohido; son, Vincent (Laurie) Acohido; daughter, Lisa (Jon) Fujiwara; 3 grandchildren; brothers, Ben (Anita) Acohido, Donald (Chris) Acohido, Ernest (Rose) Acohido; sisters, Carmela Lim, Celina (Malcolm) Lynch. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (January 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

JUDITH “MELVA” HOLOLIO RODRIGUES

Posted On January 7th, 2013 -

JUDITH MELVA HOLOLIO RODRIGUES Age 71, of Kapolei, HI, passed away December 7, 2012 in Kailua. Born April 14, 1941 in Paia, Maui. She worked at Makakilo Elementary for over 20 years of service. She is survived by sons, Keith K. Rodrigues, Kyle “Kimo” (Mia) Rodrigues, Kaililaau K. Rodrigues (Nasha); daughter, Kim K. (George) Ilae; sister, Alice M.L. Baptiste; brother, Richard N.Y. Ah Lee Sam, Jr.; 14 grandchildren; 6 grand- children; nieces & nephews. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (January 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chape; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MILDRED M. LEONG

Posted On January 7th, 2013 -

MILDRED M. LEONG Age 99, of Kaneohe, passed away December 21, 2012 at Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. Born January 4, 1013 in Honolulu. She is survived by son, David Leong; daughters, Barbara (Kenneth) Uyeunten, Patricia (Ralph) Antonio; 8 grand- children; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday 1/11 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

SEIKO AKAMINE

Posted On January 6th, 2013 -

SEIKO AKAMINE Age 98, of Pearl City, HI, passed away November 17, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born March 13, 1914 in Puunene, Maui, Hawaii. Retired after 32 years as an outside machinest with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop #38. He is survived by spouse, Kazue Akamine; sons, Roy (Amy) Akamine, Ray (Karen) Akamine, Wallace (Donna) Akamine; daughter, Joyce (David) Shimabukuro; brothers, Dr. Edwin Akamine, Lawrence Akamine, Dr. Jack Akamine; sisters, Natsuko Matsuda, Harriet Hatfield; 8 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren. Private Services held.

STELLA N. TANIGUCHI

Posted On January 6th, 2013 -

STELLA N. TANIGUCHI Age 94, of Pearl City, HI, passed away December 4, 2012 in Pearl City. Born July 26, 1918 in Honolulu, HI. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Pearl City. She is survived by son, George C. (Trudy) Taniguchi; daughters, Karen N. Taniguchi, Cynthia N. Krantz, Sarah M. Taniguchi; brother, Larry Nakashima; sisters, Eleanor Kurozama, Dora McDougall, 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (January 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please

ALFRED “BIG AL” A. AMANTE

Posted On January 6th, 2013 -

ALFRED BIG AL A. AMANTE
“WE WILL NEVER FORGET” Age 87, of Oregon formerly of Honolulu, passed away November 29, 2012 in Oregon. Born April 22, 1925 in Hawaii. Served in the U.S. Army for 22 years and retired as SFC (E-7) as Head Chef for Seven Three and Four Star Generals who were Commanders-In-Chief of the Pacific Rim in Fort Shafter, Oahu. After retiring from the military, he worked on the Kwajalein, Atoll, Marshall Islands and managed various food establishments. He is survived by daughters, Annie Eissler of Oregon, Bernie (Ben) Kostick of Washington, Melonie Conselva of Honolulu; sons, Reggie (Jen) Amante of California, John (Roxanne) Amante of Ewa Beach; step-children, Walter Wailehua, Howard Wailehua, Marilyn Wailehua Kalua, Anna Chee, George Wailehua, Sonny Ferriera, Debbie Anoina; 9 grand- children; 13 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (January 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 10:00 a.m Monday (January 14) at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery.

JUANITA KALAHAU’OLI GERAKAS (NEE STEPHEN)

Posted On January 6th, 2013 -

JUANITA KALAHAU’OLI GERAKAS (NEE STEPHEN)
Age 84 of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2012 with her beloved husband of 62 years and six months at her side. An alumna of St. Andrew’s Priory and the University of Hawaii, she was a retired DOE teacher at Haha’ione Elementary School. Her Hawaiian name Kalahau’oli means “Happy Day,” which is a perfect description of the gifts she gave every day of her quick wit, personality plus, generosity, empathy, wisdom, intellect, and unconditional love. She will be deeply missed by her husband Andrew, a Deacon at Star of the Sea Church for 31 years. She was lovingly cared for by her youngest son John who carries on her legacy of aloha. The two of them enjoyed many pastimes (movies, barbeques, music, driving, etc.) and laughs. They also embodied the personality of the family with multiple lifelong friends. Her oldest son, Michael, who was an only child for his first fourteen years, shared a special communication bond with her and inherited her dedication to family. She was the BFF of her daughter Mary who was blessed to have her as a role model. Survived by her beloved family including her husband Andrew, sons Michael (Lydia) and John and daughter Mary (Geoffrey) Wellein. Also survived by her grandchildren David (Kayleigh) Gerakas and Maria Kalahau’oli Gerakas, Max Andrew Wellein and Stephen Wellein who loved their “Nana” dearly. She is also survived by her loving sister Edna Lai Hipp and an extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at 9:30am on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Star of the Sea Catholic Church with Mass and reception to follow. Burial will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:00am at Kaneohe Veterans Cemetary. Aloha attire. No flowers please.

WINSTON SEIJI MIYAHIRA

Posted On January 6th, 2013 -

WINSTON SEIJI MIYAHIRA
94, formerly of Kahului, Maui, passed away on Nov. 26, 2012 at Hale Ola Kino in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu on January 19, 1918 but lived on Maui for most of his life. Winston graduated from Maui High School in 1936 and held several positions with the Dept. of Education at Hana Elementary & High School, Haiku School, and Puunene School. In 1941, he joined the County of Maui’s Clerk’s Office and later the County Attorney’s Office. Between 1949 and 1976, he served as the Director of Liquor Control for Maui County, and became the first Asian American to hold the post of President of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators. He was one of the organizers of the HGEA on Maui and held leadership positions in its Retirees Unit; he also chaired the Kanaha Preserve Advisory Commission, and was active with the Maui Adult Day Care Center, Boy Scouts of America, State Library Board, Paia School Alumni Association, Maui Lions Club and Lions International. He was a long-time member of Kahului Union Church and active with the Hawaii Conference and Tri-Isle Association of the United Church of Christ. He was a wonderful husband, father, mentor and friend. He is survived by wife, Ethel; sons, Dale (Edna) and Michael (Stella); daughter, Sheryl Nicholson; brothers, Willard, Harrison, and Wilfred; sisters, Haruno Tamashiro, Eleanor Arakawa and Thelma Oshiro; one granddaughter (Marissa Miyahira). Family service held. Service of remembrance to be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Kahului Union Church; visitation at 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

DONALD SHU CHONG YOUNG

Posted On January 6th, 2013 -

DONALD SHU CHONG YOUNG
75, of Honolulu, died on December 22, 2012 at Kaiser Medical Center Moanalua. He was born on July 8, 1937 in Honolulu. From kindergarten through the 8th grade, Donald was educated at Keanae School in Maui where he spent his boyhood years. Upon graduating from St. Louis College, as a member of the Class of 1955, Donald went on to Chaminade University, then to the University of San Francisco where he attained his B.A. in Accounting. Starting out as an employee of First Hawaiian Bank, then onto Bishop Trust, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Naval Supply Center, Donald finally retired in 2000 as a Systems Analyst for the Defense Finance and Accounting Services on Ford Island. Donald enjoyed fishing, diving, bowling and softball when he was younger. After retiring, he especially loved going on cruises each year and looked forward to his annual salmon fishing trip to Alaska. He loved listening to Hawaiian music at home, in the car and even on his iPod while traveling on the airplane. Don will be fondly remembered for his generosity, his friendly demeanor and for being genuinely kind and caring to others. He was a gentle, helpful person who had a wonderful outlook on life. Don was a loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, cousin and dear friend who will be deeply missed by all. Survived by his wife of 50 years: Marjorie; sons: Darrell (Jamie) and Kevin (Carolyn); daughter: Carrie Lei; grandsons: Carson and Zachary; brother: Alexander In; and sisters: Leilani (Peter) Muzio, Alexis (Sam) Souza, and Betty Jane (Allan) Fisher. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m., Eulogy 10:30-11 a.m., with Mass 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, January 11, 2013 at St. Philomena Church at 3300 Ala Laulani St in Salt Lake; followed by burial at 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.


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