Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

DORIS TSUNEKO FUJIYAMA

Posted On November 17th, 2013 -

11-17 DORIS FUJIYAMADORIS TSUNEKO FUJIYAMA Age 92, passed away November 7, 2013, at Hale Ola Kino. She was born October 17, 1921 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by son: Robin (Lori); daughter, Celeste (Reid); grandchildren, Kristin and Kaycee Fujiyama; sisters, Harriet Yoneyama and June Niimoto; brother, Eugene Yamamoto; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service 5 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2013, at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary West Chapel. No Flowers. Casual attire.

MAGDALENA CRISOSTOMO ANTONIO

Posted On November 17th, 2013 -

MAGDALENA CRISOSTOMO ANTONIO Age 84, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 25, 2013 in Waipahu. Born June 27, 1929 in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons, Francisco Antonio, Alejandro (Rosemary) Antonio, Cecilio Antonio, Jr., Angelito (Maryknoll) Antonio, Miguel (Melania) Antonio, Renato Antonio; daughters, Estrella (Rudy) Basco, Praxedes (Domingo) Bilog, Anna (Delfin) Lagatuz; brothers, Mariano Crisostomo, Santiago Crisostomo; step-sisters, Helen Neri, Irene Crisostomo, Julia Crisostomo; step-brother, Ciso Crisostomo; 24 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (Nov 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (Nov 22) 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.

GARY SEIJI MATSUSHIGE

Posted On November 17th, 2013 -

GARY SEIJI MATSUSHIGE Age 72, of Honolulu, passed away on November 6, 2013, at his residence. Born on February 16, 1941, in Lihue, Kauai, Gary’s parents were the late Seichi (Fisher) and Kimie Matsushige. He retired from Hawaii Central Credit Union. He is survived by his wife, Mae M.; sons, Dr. Derek (Kay) and Keola (fianc� Prestine); daughter, Chantal and granddaughters, Cassandra, Emily and Mia. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2013, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary with visitation from 10:00 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

ADELINE KAOHU OGAWA

Posted On November 17th, 2013 -

ADELINE KAOHU OGAWA 96, of Honolulu, passed away November 7, 2013. Born in Ha’ena, Kaua’i, she served for over 39 years as a home supervisor for the State of Hawaii at the Kalaupapa Settlement. She is survived by her husband, Teruo Ogawa, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 9:30- 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 22, 2013, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire is suggested.

KAREN T. (KINOSHITA) ASAHARA

Posted On November 17th, 2013 -

11-17 KAREN ASAHARAKAREN T. (KINOSHITA) ASAHARA September 23, 1941 – October 9, 2013 Our beautiful Karen. A retired Executive Secretary for the Hawaii State Library System. Traveled to many parts of the world and golfed on many beautiful courses along the way. Made lots of memories on family trips. Watched all of her grandchildren’s games and was their biggest fan. Mom, we miss your linguini with claim sauce and homemade inari sushi. We miss spending time with you and doing all of our favorite things. We miss hearing your voice and loving hugs. A kind and gentle soul who smiled ’till the end. We hold you dear in our hearts and will miss you forever. Love you…Fujio, Michele, and Tad

DR. FREDERICK M. K. LAM

Posted On November 17th, 2013 -

11-17 DR. FREDERICK M. K. LAM B&WDR. FREDERICK M. K. LAM 90 years young, passed away peacefully at his home in Manoa, on November 8, 2013. He was a lifetime resident of Honolulu and a physician for 64 years and founder with his father Dr. Fred K. Lam, of the Lam Clinic. Dr. Lam graduated from Punahou School in 1941 and received a BS degree from Hamilton College in 1945. He graduated from St. Louis Medical School in 1947 while in Military Service. He was a life time member of the American Academy of Family Practice. In 1974 he got his degree in Acupuncture and began the remainder of his life’s passion for Bio-Energetic Medicine. He was a pioneer in this field and lectured at seminars in Hawaii, U.S. and Taiwan, he published many papers on the subject. By employing Bio-Energetic medicine he was able to treat the cause and not just the symptoms, while diagnosing diseases. Dr. Lam had many interests and hobbies. He was a renowned Ham Radio operator, trainer of Champion obedience Welsh Corgis and an accomplished in ballroom dancing and loved golf. Dr. Lam is survived by his sister Genevieve Fraiman and by three of his children. Frederick Guy Lam, Connie Clapp and Brenda Lam, five grandchildren and five great granddaughters. He is predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Marie and his daughter Devona Weirich. Services will be held at Bothwick Morturay, November 21, 2013, in the Maunakea Chapel. Visitation starts at 11:00 am with the service to follow at 12:00.

ALFREDO “FRED” LUZ AGORILLA

Posted On November 16th, 2013 -

11-16 ALFREDO AGORILLAALFREDO FRED LUZ AGORILLA Age 88, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 11, 2013 in Waianae. Born August 12, 1925 in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Was employed at Ewa Plantation and retired from Oahu Sugar Company as a irrigator (Hanawai). He is survived by sons, Domingo R. Agorilla, Oscar R. (Teresita) Agorilla, Celso R. Agorilla; daughter, Luz Helen A. (Joseph) Viloria; 7 grand- children; sister, Juanita A. (Juan) Rasalan. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (Nov. 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CHARLES YAMAO HANANO

Posted On November 16th, 2013 -

11-16 569790  Charles HananoCHARLES YAMAO HANANO Charles Yamao Hanano, native of Kohala, Hawaii; WWII Veteran, awarded Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star; retired bookkeeper; passed away peacefully on September 27, 2013 (his 89th bday) in Chicago. Survived by brother Akio (Kay) Hanano of Kula, Maui and many nieces and nephews all over the United States. Private interment at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe Hawaii. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com.

DAVID MASAHIKO YAMAMOTO

Posted On November 16th, 2013 -

DAVID MASAHIKO YAMAMOTO Age 77, of Kaneohe, HI, passed away October 23, 2013 in Kaneohe, HI. Born September 6, 1936 in Waialua, Oahu. He is survived by wife, Ethel Yamamoto; sons, Dean K. (Gaylen) Yamamoto, Keith S. Yamamoto, Ron I. (Gail) Yamamoto; mother, Shizuko Yamamoto; brothers, Vernon (Ethel) Yamamoto, Dennis (Kathryn) Yamamoto; sisters, Frances (Walter) Hirakawa, Mildred Makino, Inez (Kenneth) Koga; 2 grandchildren. Private services were held. No koden please.

KAREN RUTH (DUBROVIN) McDANIEL

Posted On November 16th, 2013 -

11-16 KAREN MCDANIELKAREN RUTH (DUBROVIN) MCDANIEL SEPTEMBER 23, 1941- OCTOBER 25, 2013 Karen Ruth McDaniel passed away peacefully on October 25, 2013, after a long and difficult battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Edward, and lovingly remembered by her sons Sean (Meta), Michael (Kavita), and grandchildren Maggie, Kate, Maya, Devan, and brother, John (Mary Ann), and extended family and friends in Canada and Hawaii. Funeral mass was held at Queen of All Saints Parish, on November 2, 2013, in Coquitlam, Canada, where she taught special needs children.

BESSIE LEIALOHA MALINA CHONG

Posted On November 16th, 2013 -

BESSIE LEIALOHA MALINA CHONG Born Aug. 24, 1944 died of an aneurism on Nov. 16, 2012, in Irvine, CA. Her sister and niece, Darlene & Lisa Tamanaha, with faithful friends Maria Valaskes & Ku’uipo Lage, and daughters Patricia & Kahiwa were at her bedside. Bessie was a Waikiki “hula baby” starting her career at 3 years old. She graduated from Kaimuki High School, class of ’62. She is preceded in death by parents William K. Malina & Leatrice Y.Y. Grubb, and siblings Lydia Werner & William “Sony” Malina. She lives on through her children Danny (Marcy) Chong, Danielle Kahiwa (Dean) Chow and their 7 kids, and Patricia (Gary) McGinness and their 5 kids & 4 grandchildren, and Step-Father Merrill Grubb, and siblings Leatrice Lum, Bernard (Jackie) Malina, Darlene Tamanaha, Derrick (Aiyako) Grubb, Denise Dela Pena, William Malina, and 129 nieces & nephews. A beautiful remembrance dinner took place on Feb. 16, 2012 at Tree Tops of Manoa. Mahalo to the Malina, Grubb, Wun, and Chow ‘ohana, and loyal friends for making mom’s life meaningful and complete. May her life continue to serve a greater purpose ~ love one another and be happy! Her ashes will be spread at a later date. Aloha & God bless all.

MOLLY C. MCCARTHY

Posted On November 16th, 2013 -

11-16 MOLLY C. MCCARTHYMOLLY C. MCCARTHY Molly C. McCarthy passed on October 30, 2013. Born in Iowa. After moving here in 1970 she retired from DOE as Principal. She started her career in Hawaii on Molokai and worked for many years on Maui then Oahu. She is survived by her Daughter Kimberly Biggs, son Calvin Biggs, sister Virginia Hildreth and two grandchildren she adored. Memorial service to be held on Maui on November 21st at 7:00PM at the Unity Church of Maui and on November 22nd at 7PM on Oahu at the Castle High School Ron Bright Theater. Aloha Attire and no flowers. For online condolences, stories and photos email alexandria_96753@yahoo.com.

GEGE KAWELO

Posted On November 15th, 2013 -

11-15 GEGE KAWELO MEMORIAMIn Loving Memory of GEGE KAWELO 1st Anniversity June 3, 1940 – November 15, 2012 Gege Kawelo – Pelekikena Wai’anae Hawaiian Civic Club To honor your love for Voyaging Canoe – E Ala Gege Kawelo Memorial Golf Tournament Friday, November 15, 2013 www.waianaehcc.org

Tad T. Iimura

Posted On November 15th, 2013 -

TAD T. IIMURA 86, of Honolulu, passed away October 30 in California. He was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Hawaii Air National Guard. He was a civil engineer for the City and County of Honolulu, State of Hawaii, FAA, and HQ-PACAF Hickam. Survived by wife Irene, son Russell, sisters Chieko and Shizue, brother Wallace, and two grandchildren. Private services.

CELESTE VOEKS

Posted On November 15th, 2013 -

11-15 CELESTE VOEKSCELESTE VOEKS 75, of Mililani passed Oct 22. Survivors are husband Wallace; sons, Wallace Jr, Roy and Gino; daughters Gilda and Geneva; brother Jordon Pecile; 6 grand children; one great grand child. She was a generous and giving retired teacher and was passionate about arts, literature, theatre, travel, volunteering, hosting exchange students, and gardening. Call 479-8571 for info on her memorial service.

JUNE FUMIKO IKEZAWA

Posted On November 14th, 2013 -

JUNE FUMIKO IKEZAWA Age 79, of Mililani, HI, passed away October 6, 2013 in Honolulu. Born June 14, 1934 in Honolulu, Oahu. A retired Waipahu Elementary School teacher. She is survived by son, Chad (Michele) Ikezawa; daughter, Shann Ikezawa, DVM. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CARLOTTA M. WYATT

Posted On November 14th, 2013 -

11-14 CARLOTTA M. WYATTCARLOTTA M. WYATT Mother, it’s been a year since you went to be with Jesus, Nov. 13. We miss you and Love you. Your Daugher Mina Peterson and family

Elizabeth Cummings

Posted On November 14th, 2013 -

ELIZABETH CUMMINGS Beloved sister and aunt, 65, of Sycamore, IL died at 4:15 PM on Friday, November 8, 2013. She was born on April 6, 1948 in Berwyn, IL to Mack & Ann (Kominiak) Pawlas. Elizabeth was employed at Northern Illinois University in the Department of teacher certification for many years. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Eberhardt; brother, Michael Pawlas; nieces, Bonnie Talbot and Carrie (Brad) Staubus; Nephew, Eric Eberhardt, grandnieces and nephews, Steven, Carter, Claire, Luke, and Andrew Staubus. She is predeceased by her parents. There will be a private service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the March of Dimes. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1245 Somonauk Street, Sycamore, IL. For more information, visit olsonfh.com.

Eric P. Penarosa

Posted On November 14th, 2013 -

ERIC P. PENAROSA 70, of Washougal, Wa. passed away at his home on October 29, 2013. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 29, 1943. Eric was a retired administrator with the Hawaii State Department of Public Safety. Eric was a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools- Kapalama and the University of Hawaii-Manoa. Eric is the son of Taft Penarosa (deceased) and is survived by his wife of 47 years, Luane; his mother, Leilani Oliveira; sister, Eraina Barr; and brother, Emory Oliveira. Memorial services to be held Sunday, November 17, 2013 beginning 11:30 am, at the Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel . Interment to be held 2pm, Monday, November 18, 2013 at the National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific.

Harry M. Kuboi

Posted On November 14th, 2013 -

HARRY M. KUBOI Oct. 19, 2013 Harry M. Kuboi, 83, of Honolulu, a retired mason, Reiki Master, and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Derek, daughters Doreen and Dayna, sister Dorothy and two grandchildren. Private services.

BENJAMIN AUDITOR ROCILLO

Posted On November 14th, 2013 -

BENJAMIN AUDITOR ROCILLO Age 80, of Henderson, NV, passed away November 4, 2013 in Las Vegas. Born July 2, 1933 in Mendez, Philippines. He retired from the U.S. Navy and the Federal Civil Service. He was a former member of the Cavitenians and Associates of Hawaii and the Bicol Club of Hawaii. He is survived by spouse, Erlinda N. Rocillo; sons, Michael N. Rocillo, Alvin N. Rocillo; daughters, Anna Lizza N.R. (Darwin) Uesato, Michelle N.R. (Andre) Castro;brothers, Diogracias Rocillo, Jose (Emma) Rocillo; sister, Apolonia “Nita” Viado; 8 grand- children; Visitation 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (November 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

RODMAN B. “ROD” MILLER, SR. MD.

Posted On November 13th, 2013 -

RODMAN B. ROD MILLER, SR. MD. “Rodman B. “Rod” Miller, Sr. M.D. (corrected) Long time North Shore resident died in Hilo at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans’ Home. He was born in 1924 in Orangeburg, South Carolina and was 88 years old. A WWII vet and retired family physician, he practiced medicine on the North Shore for nearly 40 years and founded Haleiwa Family Medical Center. He is survived by daughters Antya Miller (Boyd Ready) and Lisa Simmerman (Ralph); brother Dr. Julian Creighton Miller, Jr. (Jeannie); five grand- children, and four great-grand- children and brother-in-law Joseph Coyle (Pat). He was preceded in death by wife Anna and sons Scott and Rod Miller, Jr. Memorial service is Thursday, November 14th, 5pm visitation, 6pm service at Waialua United Church of Christ. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Haleiwa Main Street dba North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Wahiawa General Hospital, Waialua United Church of Christ or nonprofit of your choice.

EDITH KINA’U ROBINSON MAGNANI

Posted On November 13th, 2013 -

11-13 EDITH MAGNANIEDITH KINA’U ROBINSON MAGNANI Edith Kina’u Robinson Magnani took her leave October 19, 2013. Born on October 30, 1928 in Waimea, Kaua’i to David Kaiana Robinson and Rose Rebecca (Cardoza), she is survived by her husband, Theodore, her children, James (Sandy), and Celeste. Siblings Michael Robinson of Aina Haina and Rachael Brossman of Cleona, PA; 3 grand- children; 7 great-grand- children. Services and military honors will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Kaneohe, with visitation at 10:30 a.m., service at 11:30, and military committal service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

EDITH YONEKO TORIKAWA

Posted On November 13th, 2013 -

EDITH YONEKO TORIKAWA Age 95, of Honolulu, passed away on October 25, 2013, in Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Preceded in death by her husband, Yasuto Torikawa, she is survived by her son, Clayton; daughter, Shirley (Elroy) Hamada; grand- children, Jolene and Brandon Hamada. Private services held.

FLORENCE KAM LIN LIU LAU

Posted On November 13th, 2013 -

FLORENCE KAM LIN LIU LAU Age 95, died Nov. 3, 2013. Survived by sons, Richard (Maude), Henry (Lindy); daughters, Mary (David) Tanaka, Nancy (Willis) Wong and Ruby (Francis) Foo; daughter-in-law, Sue Ann Lau; brother, Young Wah Liu; 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Private Services.

RUTH TAKAKO BEFU WAKAI

Posted On November 12th, 2013 -

RUTH TAKAKO BEFU WAKAI May 4, 1928 to October 30, 2013 Ruth was born in Pahoa, Hawaii and grew up in Hilo. Shortly after moving to Honolulu, she entered the Cherry Blossom Pageant. That event transformed her from a country girl to a sophisticated city girl, but she retained her charming personality. In 1956, Ruth was hired as a Japanese Nisei flight attendant by Pan American Airways – America’s flagship airlines. Her friendly and gracious personality made her perfect for handling orphans from Japan and Korea traveling to the U.S. on Pan Am. On numerous occasions, she cared for these frighten children by bringing them home. She fed them, bathed them, and let them rest until their connecting flight to the mainland. Ruth retired from Pan Am in 1985. She helped run the family travel agency, Globe Travel, and also volunteered with the Japanese Women Society. Ruth is survived by her husband, Calvin, daughter, Dawn Hussey Riggs, son, Glenn, sister, Margaret Schultz, brother, Dr. George Befu, 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A big MAHALO to the St. Francis Heathcare System of Hawaii, especially the Staff of the Home Care and Hospice Home Care that showed so much love and support for Ruth. Memorial Service will be held on November 16th at Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St.. Visitation from 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM with service to start at 5:00 PM. NO FLOWERS. ALOHA ATTIRE.

EMILIO ACOSTA ASUNCION

Posted On November 12th, 2013 -

EMILIO ACOSTA ASUNCION Age 85, of Pearl City, HI, passed away October 27, 2013 in Aiea. Born December 11, 1927 in Barrangay 19 Cubol, Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Ace Flooring. He is survived by wife, Juanita A. Asuncion; daughter, Estrella “Esther” Asuncion; sons, Nestor Asuncion, Larry (Marlene) Asuncion; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (Nov 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (Nov 18) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

DOROTHY MAE BORGES WISE

Posted On November 12th, 2013 -

DOROTHY MAE BORGES WISE Age 92, of Pearl City, HI, passed away October 26, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born February 17, 1921 in Hilo, HI. Dorothy retired from the Federal Government & was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Newtown Ward and Portuguese Geneology Society. She is survived by son, Ronald (Renee) Wise; sister, Ruth Bento of Hilo; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (Nov 16) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (below Royal Summit, 98-530 Kaahele St., Aiea); Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

RUTH TAKAKO BEFU WAKAI

Posted On November 12th, 2013 -

11-12 RUTH WAKAI new #2RUTH TAKAKO BEFU WAKAI May 4, 1928 to October 30, 2013 Ruth was born in Pahoa, Hawaii and grew up in Hilo. Shortly after moving to Honolulu, she entered the Cherry Blossom Pageant. That event transformed her from a country girl to a sophisticated city girl, but she retained her charming personality. In 1956, Ruth was hired as a Japanese Nisei flight attendant by Pan American Airways – America’s flagship airlines. Her friendly and gracious personality made her perfect for handling orphans from Japan and Korea traveling to the U.S. on Pan Am. On numerous occasions, she cared for these frighten children by bringing them home. She fed them, bathed them, and let them rest until their connecting flight to the mainland. Ruth retired from Pan Am in 1985. She helped run the family travel agency, Globe Travel, and also volunteered with the Japanese Women Society. Ruth is survived by her husband, Calvin, daughter, Dawn Hussey Riggs, son, Glenn, sister, Margaret Schultz, brother, Dr. George Befu, 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A big MAHALO to the St. Francis Heathcare System of Hawaii, especially the Staff of the Home Care and Hospice Home Care that showed so much love and support for Ruth. Memorial Service will be held on November 16th at Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St.. Visitation from 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM with service to start at 5:00 PM. NO FLOWERS. ALOHA ATTIRE.

JUAN JACINTO CORPUZ

Posted On November 11th, 2013 -

JUAN JACINTO CORPUZ Age 93, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 23, 2013 in Aiea. Born July 28, 1920 in Solsona, Philippines. He is survived by daughters, Sianing Corpuz Coloma, Liz Corpuz Delfico; 2nd wife, Erlinda Corpuz; sisters, Cornelia Maruquin, Lina Hidalgo; brother, Tony Alcaraz; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; nephews & nieces. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.


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