Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

FRANCISCA SOLOMON NONES

Posted On April 5th, 2013 -

FRANCISCA SOLOMON NONES Age 80, of Waipahu, HI, passed away March 9, 2013 in Philippines. Born March 14, 1932 in San Jacinto, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by daughters, Evangeline (Avelino) Yabut, Felicidad Nones, Caridad (Frank) Namoca, Alma (Todd) Burck, Carmela Nones; sons, Eddie (Rosemary) Nones, Ronnie (Julie) Nones, Gil (Joed) Nones; 13 grand- children; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (April 10) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Thursday (April 11) at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu; Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

TIFFANY JOY FERMIN NAKAGAWA

Posted On April 5th, 2013 -

TIFFANY JOY FERMIN NAKAGAWA
Age 15, of Pearl City, HI, passed away March 3, 2013 in Aiea. Born July 3, 1997 in Honolulu, HI. Tiffany was a student at Pearl City High School where she was a member of Soccer, Cross Country, and Track teams. She was also a member of Kaoi, Hawaii Rush 97 Nike Girls, and AYSO Soccer Clubs. She is survived by parents, Mark & Melba Nakagawa; sisters, Laurie Lei Mel Deuz, Heather Anne Nakagawa; brother, Marc Anthonny Deuz; maternal grandmother, Carlina Fermin; paternal grandparents, Noboru & Hazel Nakagawa. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday (April 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (April 10) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); Mass 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Mary Elizabeth Wilkerson

Posted On April 4th, 2013 -

MARY ELIZABETH WILKERSON Passed away March 18, 2013 at Pali Momi Hospital. She was born November 25, 1956 in Henderson, Nevada, the daughter of Marjory Brewer Wilkerson and William H. Wilkerson. Mary moved from Maryland to Hawaii 30 years ago and was employed as a registered nurse at Straub Hospital, then Pali Momi Hospital until her passing. She is survived by her mother, sisters Ann Harber and Jane Wilkerson, brother James Wilkerson, niece Marjory Harber, nephew Alec Wilkerson and many close friends. A memorial service was held on March 26, 2013. Friends will gather and ashes will be scattered at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Yokohama Bay.

ELEANOR K.L. FERN

Posted On April 4th, 2013 -

ELEANOR K.L. FERN Age 102, of Honolulu, passed away March 12, 2013 in Honolulu. Born June 7, 1910 in Honolulu. Retired Registered Nurse from Leahi Hospital. She is survived by daughter, Rae Tang; brother, Joseph Chun; sisters, Florence Diamond, Faith Inouye, Jeannette Naki, Grace Chun, Lily (Winchell) Lee; grandchildren, Cindan Tang, Eric (Stacy) Tang, Sharon Backman, Fern Yoon. Private services were held.

AUDREY PRATT BLISS

Posted On April 4th, 2013 -

AUDREY PRATT BLISS Audrey Pratt Bliss passed away in Lake Forest, California on March 9, 2013. She graduated from Punahou School and the University of Colorado. In Nov. 1945, she married Walter Bliss who had attended the University of Colorado at the same time. Audrey and Walter remained in Honolulu until 1991 when they moved to California. She is survived by her husband Walter; two children, Web Bliss and Wendy Martin; four grandchildren, Keeley Bliss, Tracie Martin, Todd Martin, Tyler Martin; her brother, Dickson Pratt; and her sister, Vonnie Turner.

ESMINIO V. RAMONES

Posted On April 4th, 2013 -

ESMINIO V. RAMONES Age 86, of Kapolei, HI, passed away March 12, 2013 in Aiea. Born June 2, 1926 in Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Cristina Ramones; sons, Mario (Erlinda) Ramones, Romeo (Floralinda) Ramones, Manuel (Feliza) Ramones, Jovencio (Ma. Luisa) Ramones; daughters, Norma (Jaime, Sr.) Garcia, Aida (Jerry) Rosete, Amelia (Leonard) Calling, Ethel (Tufilo) Fernandez of Philippines, Fe (Karl) Holzer of Philippines. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (April 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (April 8) at St. Jude Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei); Mass 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

RAYMOND VINCENT TIWANAK

Posted On April 3rd, 2013 -

RAYMOND VINCENT TIWANAK March 21, 2013 Raymond Vincent Tiwanak, age 91, of Pearl City, an Army veteran and retired jet engine master mechanic of Pan American Airways died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai and raised in Kakaako. He also resided in Damon Tract, John Rodgers Civilian Housing Area-3, and on Noelani Street in Pearl City. He was skilled in the art of Central Hawaiian Activity-3 Kenpo and boxing, and was a retired member of the Pan American Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Kalei Paele; and brothers, Marino (Vivian), Robert (Molly) and Stanley (Dorothy). He is survived by sons Eugene N. (Mary Juanita); Eric K. (Gail); daughter Eileen P.; sisters Gladys Sevener (Alan); and Thelma (Thomas) Ligsay; family Rizalino (Barbara) Tolentino; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass and Eulogy at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Diamond Head Cemetery, at 12:45 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

RICHARD “KAZU” KAZUYUKI SUZUKI

Posted On April 3rd, 2013 -

RICHARD KAZU KAZUYUKI SUZUKI Age 73, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away February 21, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born July 8, 1939 in Paia, Maui. He liked to wear his strange hat while playing golf at Makalena Golf Course everyday. He is survived by wife, Ethel M. Suzuki; son, Alan (Soyoung) Suzuki; daughter, Richelle (Roy) Takara; brothers, Harry (Janet) Suzuki, Roy (Caryl) Suzuki; sisters, Lorraine (John) Stringfellow, Eleanor (Gerald) Machida, Betty (Richard) Fujiwara, Sally (Francis) Suda; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Sat. (4/6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service: 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

RAYMOND VINCENT TIWANAK

Posted On April 3rd, 2013 -

RAYMOND VINCENT TIWANAK
March 21, 2013 Raymond Vincent Tiwanak, age 91, of Pearl City, an Army veteran and retired jet engine master mechanic of Pan American Airways died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai and raised in Kakaako. He also resided in Damon Tract, John Rodgers Civilian Housing Area-3, and on Noelani Street in Pearl City. He was skilled in the art of Central Hawaiian Activity-3 Kenpo and boxing, and was a retired member of the Pan American Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Kalei Paele; and brothers, Marino (Vivian), Robert (Molly) and Stanley (Dorothy). He is survived by sons Eugene N. (Mary Juanita); Eric K. (Gail); daughter Eileen P.; sisters Gladys Sevener (Alan); and Thelma (Thomas) Ligsay; family Rizalino (Barbara) Tolentino; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass and Eulogy at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Diamond Head Cemetery, at 12:45 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gemma Pasquini Galati

Posted On April 3rd, 2013 -

GEMMA PASQUINI GALATI Gemma Pasquini Galati, 84, died peacefully on March 20, 2013 in Honolulu. Gemma was born August 2, 1928, in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Eustachio and Maria Pasquini. Gemma graduated from South Philadelphia High School for Girls in 1946 and met Nick Galati a few years later. In 1952, Gemma and Nick were married. They soon moved to Bradford, PA with their young family. In addition to raising three children, Gemma owned and operated GiGi, a women’s clothing store. Family and friends were Gemma’s passion and delight. She was a great cook and loved to entertain, and frequently hosted parties that everyone enjoyed. Gemma and Nick moved to Hawaii in 1988. She became a member of Star of the Sea Catholic Church where she was a Eucharistic minister for many years. She was an active volunteer and fundraiser for Project Respect and a member of the Malia Hoku O Ke Kai Senior Hula Halau. Her faith and God’s love guided her life. Gemma was a creative and inquisitive person whose interests and talents ranged from art to computers. She created portraits and still life paintings in both watercolors and acrylics, and was an avid Mac user. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, playing cards and board games. In May of 2006, she moved to Kahala Nui and was active and involved in the community. She enjoyed her many friends. Gemma was predeceased by her husband Nick and daughter Marisa. She is survived by her son Vito, daughter in law Rayna, and granddaughter Allie of Honolulu; and daughter Jai and grandson Nick Fenjves of Pacific Palisades, CA. She also leaves behind many loving relatives and friends. There will be a memorial mass at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa Street on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:00am. A reception will follow at the Star of the Sea Activity Room. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Legacy of Life Hawaii, 405 N. Kuakini Street, Suite 801, Honolulu, HI 96817

JOAN “TITANG” AGRAVANTE PICO

Posted On April 3rd, 2013 -

JOAN TITANG AGRAVANTE PICO Age 86, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 11, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born April 8, 1926 in Cebu, Philippines. A member of the Ewa Plantation Singers, and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church Choir. She is survived by sons, Melvin (Christina) Pico, Leland (Norma) Pico, Vernon “Ricky” (Lorna) Pico; daughters, Gale V. Daclison, Cynthia (Chuck) Miller; sisters, Sophie (James) Victoria, Esther (Dado) Daclison; 17 grandchildren; 29 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (April 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 9) at Immaculate Conception Church (91-1298 Renton Rd., Ewa Beach); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

FRANCISCA GAOIRAN MARIANO

Posted On April 2nd, 2013 -

FRANCISCA GAOIRAN MARIANO Age 78, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away March 20, 2013 in Kailua. Born June 4, 1934 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A fieldworker with Green Growers Farm in Hauula. She is survived by sons, Romeo (Lesley) Mariano of Philippines, Abraham Mariano of Philippines, Roquito Mariano of Philippines; daughters, Mamerta Villena of Philippines, Juliet (Ronald) Davidson of MO, Luisa Mariano of Philippines; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grand- children; sisters, Maria Gaoiran of Philippines, Irenia Gaoiran, Magdalena (Marcelo) Labrador. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (April 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

FRANKLIN “ILING” VIERNES MARUQUIN

Posted On April 2nd, 2013 -

FRANKLIN ILING VIERNES MARUQUIN Age 82, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away March 2, 2013 in Aiea. Born March 21, 1930 in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Yacht Club Knolls. Also a member of Defender’s of the Christian Faith. He is survived by wife, Cornelia A. Maruquin; daughters, Aida (Dante) Fernandez, Eleanor (Edward) Ramos; sons, Warlito (Evelyn) Maruquin, Ruben (Mariliza) Maruquin, Bernard (Merly) Maruquin, Jesse (Norma) Maruquin; 15 grand- children; 16 great-grand- children; brother, Reynaldo (Alicia) Maruquin. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (April 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (April 8) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu, HI) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

May Leimomi Willing

Posted On April 1st, 2013 -

MAY LEIMOMI WILLING
Age 79, Passed away on February 23, 2013 at Pali Momi Hospital. Born on May 14, 1933. She is Survived by Sons: Frederick (Irene) Willing Jr, Carl (Debra) Willing, William (Cheryl) Willing, Daughters: Amelia (Eric) Willing, Eleanor Willing, Alberta Willing, Hanai Daughter Moki Pokakaa, 25 Grandchildren, 30 Great Grandchildren. Aloha Attire Visitation 5pm Thursday April 4, and 9am Friday April 5, 2013 Borthwick Mortuary-Maunakea Chapel. Burial 1pm at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Punchbowl

Edgardo “Eddie” Ujano

Posted On April 1st, 2013 -

EDGARDO EDDIE UJANO Age 53, of Waipahu passed away March 16, 2013 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born September 06, 1959 in Panay Magsingal, Ilocos Sur Philippines. He moved to Honolulu in 1981 and worked as a waiter at the Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant for 31 years. He is survived by his wife Imelda, daughters Bernadette, Sherlyn (Joey) Albis, Chantelle, his sons Bryson and Brandon, and grandson Khaleb Viloria. Visitation 5:30pm-9pm Sun (04/07) at Hawaii Memorial Park. Funeral Service: 9am Mon (04/08) at Our Lady of Good Counsel and Burial 1pm at Valley of the Temple Memorial Park. Lunch to follow. Flowers welcome.

KAZUE KONDO

Posted On April 1st, 2013 -

KAZUE KONDO Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away March 12, 2013 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born January 2, 1924 in Honolulu. She is survived by sons, Michael (Susan) Kondo, David (Karen) Kondo; daughter, Irene Kondo; sister, Sumiye (Frank) Masaki; 2 grandchildren. Private Services were held.

ADRIENNE JOY LANIAS SMITH

Posted On April 1st, 2013 -

ADRIENNE JOY LANIAS SMITH Age 62, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 28, 2013 in Honolulu, HI. Born April 3, 1950 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by husband, Russell M. Smith; mother, Juanita E. Lanias. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (April 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

GERALDINE KAIULANI (0H) Y OUNG

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

GERALDINE KAIULANI (OH) YOUNG Geraldine Kaiulani (Oh) Young, 78 of Kaneohe, Hawaii passed away peacefully with family on Monday, March 18, at St Francis Hospice Nu’uanu She is a 1953 graduate of Roosevelt High School, owner of Windward Holoholo Travel, member of Windward Church of Nazarene and ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Society. She is survived by her loving husband, Nathan Young, sons Harvey P Pratt Jr and William (Kanna) Pratt, daughter Yvette K Young, stepsons Nathan D Young and Anthony (Mele) Young, 14 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, sisters Shirley (Wally)Lee, Winona (Llewelyn) Akiona and Jennifer (Sonny) Santana, numerous nephew and nieces. She was preceded in death by brother Howard Papiohuli and sister Joanna Young. Funeral services at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, Monday, April 8. Visitation 930-1030, Services 1030-1130. Casual attire. Flowers welcomed. Burial 1pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe, HI.

MARY AGNES YAH CHOI SOONG

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

MARY AGNES YAH CHOI SOONG Age 89, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 26, 2013 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born June 23, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Aaron (Patti) Soong, Nathan Soong, Theodore (Suzi) Soong, Patrick (Kathy) Soong, Frederick (Lisa) Soong; daughter, Mary “MJ” Soong; brother, Dominic (Dorothy) Chang; sister, Gertrude Yee; 16 grand- children; 10 great-grand- children; many hanai sons and daughters. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (April 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel Celebration of life 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha. Donations to the American Lung Association of Hawaii, 650 Iwilei Road Ste. 208, Honolulu, HI 96817.

DR. ALBERT HENRY HALFF

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

DR. ALBERT HENRY HALFF
Dr. Albert Henry Halff passed on March 25, 2013, at his home on Kaua’i, in Hawaii. He was 97 years young. He was born in Midland, Texas on August 20, 1915, to Henry Mayer Halff, a prominent West Texas rancher, and Rosa Wechsler Halff. He was the youngest of four children. His siblings were Hal, Ernestine, and Betty. He attended the San Marcos Academy and the New Mexico Military Institute as a young man. He moved to Mineral Wells and then Dallas with his parents, and attended the School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University. After his graduation in 1937, he earned a Master’s Degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in 1940. There he met and married, after a six-week courtship, Lee Catherine Benson. The couple moved to Kingsville, Texas, where Albert taught at Texas A&I College. He served with distinction as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, primarily in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he was in charge of a malaria control project. His first son, Henry, was born in 1942. After the war, Albert taught at S.M.U., and then attended The Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. His son Bro was born in 1946. In 1950, Albert founded a consulting engineering firm, with partner Allen Hundley. Soon thereafter, Albert established on his own Albert H. Halff Associates. He led the firm until his semi-retirement in 1986. He remained active in the firm as chairman emeritus until his death. His fellow engineers and he grew the firm from a one-man company to the largest independent consulting engineering firm in Texas. Halff Associates, under Albert’s leadership, became a pioneer in environmental engineering, flood plain management and wastewater disposal. Albert was active in the American Society of Civil Engineers and Toastmasters. He was a great philanthropist, donating generously to universities, other schools, and many charitable organizations. He was an active member of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas, and, in his later years, the Community Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio. After his retirement, Albert moved to San Diego with his wife Lee. Before her passing, they shared sixty-four years, in an inspiring bond of love and friendship. After Lee’s demise in 2004, Albert made his home in San Antonio and on Kaua’i, spending time with his two sons and their families there. He travelled extensively, including trips to South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and around the world. As recently as the summer of 2012, he travelled in Europe. Albert became an accomplished artist in his later years, creating watercolors with brilliant colors and bold designs. He also swam competitively, and won three events in a swim meet in Hawaii on the weekend before he passed. Albert was a visionary, with a deep commitment to innovation in engineering and creative thought in all fields. He had an abiding faith in, and love of, people. He expressed that love in his work, his friendships with others, and his boundless commitment to help others in any way that he could. Albert had a wonderful sense of humor, and took great joy in learning about the lives of all whom he met. Albert leaves behind a legacy of love, service, and faith in the basic goodness of humankind. Albert is survived by his two sons, Henry and Bro; his daughter-in-law, Jean; and a grandson, Larry. Services will be at the First Unitarian Church of Dallas on 4015 Normandy Ave Dallas, TX 75205 at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, April 2, and subsequently on Kaua’i. Memorials may be sent to the S.M.U School of Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University’s Wilmer Eye Institute, or any charity that is dear to those who knew Albert. Details of the service on Kaua’i will be published in The Garden Island in April.

GERALDINE KAIULANI (0H) YOUNG

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

GERALDINE KAIULANI (OH) YOUNG
Geraldine Kaiulani (Oh) Young, 78 of Kaneohe, Hawaii passed away peacefully with family on Monday, March 18, at St Francis Hospice Nu’uanu She is a 1953 graduate of Roosevelt High School, owner of Windward Holoholo Travel, member of Windward Church of Nazarene and ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Society. She is survived by her loving husband, Nathan Young, sons Harvey P Pratt Jr and William (Kanna) Pratt, daughter Yvette K Young, stepsons Nathan D Young and Anthony (Mele) Young, 14 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, sisters Shirley (Wally)Lee, Winona (Llewelyn) Akiona and Jennifer (Sonny) Santana, numerous nephew and nieces. She was preceded in death by brother Howard Papiohuli and sister Joanna Young. Funeral services at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, Monday, April 8. Visitation 930-1030, Services 1030-1130. Casual attire. Flowers welcomed. Burial 1pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe, HI.

HARRY MINORU KANESHIRO

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

HARRY MINORU KANESHIRO Age 76, of Honolulu, went peacefully to be with the Lord on March 21, 2013. Born in Kekaha, Kauai, retired Sr. Federal Probation Officer, and member of New Hope Christian Fellowship, Oahu. He is survived by wife, Lily (Uramoto); son, Kolin (Gemma); daughter, LiSa Teri (Rod) Chang; grandsons, Kolby and Zachary; brothers, Wallace and Charles (Sachiko); sisters Ethel Serikaku, Ellen (Danny) Hisao, and Carol Naipo. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. Sunday (April 7) at Nuuanu Memorial Park, East Chapel. Memorial service at 10:00 a.m., aloha attire.

ELSIE TOYO HIRAYAMA

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

ELSIE TOYO HIRAYAMA Age 70, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away February 5, 2013 in Waialua, Hawaii. Born September 14, 1942 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband, James H. Hirayama; sons, Jensen (Kira) Hirayama, Jon Hirayama; daughter, Jamelle Hirayama; brothers, Ralph Kiyan, Gary (Doris) Kiyan; sisters, Setsuko (Stanley) Nakasone, Betsy (Donald) Sagara. Private Services were held.

Rose Leialoha Whaley Takeuchi

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

March 9, 2013 ROSE LEIALOHA WHALEY TAKEUCHI
82, of Honolulu Hawaii, a woman devoted to her family, died in Houston, Texas . She was raised “a Kapahulu girl,” went to St. Augustine School, graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy (1950) and lived her adult life in Aliamanu. She married Shunichi Takeuchi in 1950; she had four children: Doreen Takeuchi, Lisa Takeuchi, Debra Takeuchi (Daniel) Goodwin, Patrick Takeuchi; and she had only one grandchild: Diandra “Didi” Goodwin. She was born to Joseph K. Whaley and Adeline Souza and was the proud sister to Edward “Blackout” Whaley, Loretta Whaley (Donald) Apa, William K.P. “Snooky” Whaley and Leimomi Whaley (“Buffalo”) Keaulana. She had countless cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Her memorial service will be on April 6, 2013 at Diamond Head Mortuary, Visitation: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Services and Celebration of Life; 2:15 p.m. Urn burial. Hawaiian and/or casual attire. She loved to laugh, eat, “be rascal,” gamble and dance to to kachi-kachi music. We were truly blessed to have her in our lives.

REBECCA “BECKY” “BEE” KAMOKU IMILOA MIKALEMI SEGOVIA TAITAGUE

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

REBECCA BECKY BEE KAMOKU IMILOA MIKALEMI SEGOVIA TAITAGUE
Age 91, of Aiea, HI, passed away February 22, 2013 in Honolulu. Born November 23, 1921 in Aiea, HI. Retired from the Navy Exchange in 1989 after 20+ years of service. She went with a smile on her face knowing she accomplished all that she had come to earth to do. She was a graduate of Farrington High School class of 1940. As the last of her generation from a time so long ago she shared stories of growing up In her beloved ‘Aiea from the teachings of La’au Lapa’au by her Tutu wahine to reminiscing life after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In her youth she played Volleyball, Tennis, and was an ace pitcher in Mountain Ball leagues. A fantastic fast-paced jitter-bug dancer in her time she never lost the joy to dance as she aged. A spunky happy spirit she was so proud to be 91 years old and the matriarch of 5 generation. A ready smile; always happy to meet you, one can’t help but to embrace her love & pride of all she lived, of all she shared, with a smile on her face. A life well lived; A Iife’s purpose fulfilled. She is survived by daughters, Dan’Ella (Rodney) Saloricman, Patricia Suniga, Melissa Hartshorn, Rebecca S. (James) Taitague, Jr.; sister, Martha Abella; 19 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 10 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (April 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Friday (April 5) at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

OCEANIA KAEHUOKEKAI KILA

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

OCEANIA KAEHUOKEKAI KILA Oceania Kaehuokekai Kila of Ewa Beach passed away peacefully on March 21, 2013 at the age of 84. Oceania was born at sea on March 10, 1929 in travel from Kohala, Hawaii to Oahu, Hawaii. Oceania, together for 64 years with the love of her life, wrote a fabulous love story, with many an amazing chapter. When the last sentence, of the last chapter was ending, and that last i was dotted, she placed the period on the paper, gently put down her pen, and peacefully returned to our creator. She will forever be in our hearts. Oceania was preceded in death by her son Richard P. Kila Jr. She is survived by her husband Richard P. Kila Sr.; son Randolf (Cheryl) Kila; Daughters Rita (Cody) Mark, Roxanne (Richard) Savilla, Roberta (Thompson) Tom, Renee (Clayton) Cabebe, Regina-Stella (James) Hart; 21 Grandchildren; 32 Great- Grandchildren; and 7 Great- Great-Grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held at the Pailani Street family home on Saturday, the 6th of April, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more info call: 954-2133.

Valentina Lang Lui-Kwan

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

VALENTINA LANG LUI-KWAN
of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away peacefully at her home in Nu’uanu on March 20, 2013. Born in Hilo on October 6, 1920 to Dr. Lang Kit and Anastasia Lang. Graduate of Hilo High School. Survived by her children, Benedict, Ivan (Frances), Gregory (Nancy), Timothy (Marty), Anne (Daniel, Jr) Akaka, Valerie, James (Lynda), Randal (Julia), Nicola Giardina, and Alexander (Natalie); 23 grandchildren & 9 great- grandchildren. Val truly embraced the spirit of aloha & ‘ohana as loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, who loved to travel the world. Like her father, she practiced and shared her knowledge of medicinal herbs. Val worked at the Hilo Tribune Herald as a proof reader, Bishop Trust as a commercial property underwriter, KMC as an office administrator, and the State Legislature. An active member of St. Joseph’s, St. Stephen’s & Blessed Sacrament Catholic Churches, she had a deep spiritual faith with great devotion to all saints, especially Fr. Damien & St. Marianne Cope. Visitation 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Nu’uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East Chapel; Rosary & Service at 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013 10:00 am Latin Mass (Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church). Burial at 11:30 am National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire.

DOMINIC OSCAR CORNIEL

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

DOMINIC OSCAR CORNIEL Age 48, of Mililani, HI, passed away March 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Born September 4, 1964 in Honolulu, HI. My son Dominic went home to be with the Lord on March 7, 2013. He always put the Lord first in his life and also his family and friends. He was an avid surfer, loved football, basketball and skateboarding. A graduate of Mililani High School, Class of ’82. An Air Force veteran, carpenter, and member of the Hawaii Carpenters Union. He is survived by mother, Edna Ferreira Corniel; sister, Charmaine D. Corniel Kauth; brother, Robert Baptiste Corniel Jr.; nephews, Aaron (Tiffany) Kauth, Jared Kauth; many aunts, uncles & cousins. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (April 4) at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MARIA “ESTER” MARCOS

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

MARIA ESTER MARCOS Age 67, of Honolulu, HI, passed away March 5, 2013 in Honolulu. Born July 9, 1945 in Brgy 54-A, Lagui, Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Noel (Lani) Marcos, Joel (Liezle) Marcos, Jesie (Sharon) Santos; daughters, Marlene (Nestor) Medina, Melma Manapat; Fe Marcos; brother, Rosario Santos; sisters, Nenita (Enrique) Semana, Myrna Raquinio, Julie (Allen) Fagaragan; 12 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (April 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MAILE JEAN REPETTI ROGERS

Posted On March 31st, 2013 -

MAILE JEAN REPETTI ROGERS
Maile Jean Repetti Rogers passed away on February 26, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Honolulu on November 25, 1946. Maile was raised internationally living in Kandahar, Afghanistan and Karaj, Iran. She was home schooled by her mother until her freshman year. Then she attended boarding school in Switzerland. She completed her high school education at the Singapore American School, where she graduated as President of the Senior Class. She returned to Honolulu graduating from the University of Hawaii. She lived and worked on Oahu, traveling extensively with her husband, enjoying a wide range of good friends around the world. Survived by her beloved husband John Rogers, mother Angie Repetti, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Memorial Service to be held on April 6, 2013 at St. Francis Convent Chapel at 2715 Pamoa Road, Honolulu. Visitation 10 am -11 am, Mass at 11 am. Aloha Attire


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