Feb. 18, 2015
Stephen Apu Yap Jr., 54, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii-West Oahu student, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by sons Stephen A. III and Charles, daughter Shona Cobb, brothers George Newbeck and Earl Harper, sisters Pearl J. Lara and Ginger Ronquillio, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Ministry Center, Sand Island. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.
Feb. 27, 2015
Leslie Soichi Yaka, 90, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Lihue Federal Credit Union manager, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hanamaulu. He is survived by wife Peggy H.; sons Clinton and Jason; daughter April Nuivo; brothers Herbert and Patrick; sisters Tomiko Sokei, Miyoko Wakayama, Violet Abe and Dorothy Mahelona; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Celebration of life: 11 a.m.
Feb. 20, 2015
Shirley Ann “Whirley Bird” Pelland, 69, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a seamstress, died at home. She was born in Phoenix. She is survived by son Raymond IV, sister Sharyn Chamberlain and numerous hanai grandchildren and hanai great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Ocean View Community Center, Ocean View. Casual attire. No flowers.
Dec. 31, 2014
Sam Noboru Okinaga, 88, of Honolulu, a retired chairman for State Savings and Loan, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Garner, daughter Mia, brother Lawrence, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Manoa Valley Church. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society or Manoa Valley Church.
Jan. 27, 2015
Greg Aries Bayudan Maneja, 21, of Kapolei will be remembered in services 7 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. He died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Marcos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by father Noel J.; mother Norma B.; sisters Gerlie Ann, Grace Ashley and Gizel Aira; and grandparents Juanita Bayudan and Marcelina Maneja. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.
Jan. 18, 2015
Loretta K.H. “Macky” Mactagone, 82, of Pearl City, a retiree from Sheraton Waikiki and Ocean Terrace hotels, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alroy “Bimbo,” daughters Alberta “Berta” V. Kam and Alva “Bonnie” Mactagone Bolos, brothers Gerald Y.K. and Lowell Y.M. Wong, 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Jan. 13, 2015
Raymond Koon Sum Kam, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Westinghouse salesman and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shigeno; son Darryl; daughters Diane and Raynette Kam, and Shirley Cruz; brothers Herbert, Henry and Edward; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
Feb. 1, 2015
Helen Perez Figueiroa, 92, of Waipahu died. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Roy B. and Russell, daughters Patricia Hulaton and Pauline Borilez, brother Jose Perez, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 2:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
Jan. 29, 2015
Alan Chow Hoy, 59, of Honolulu, a civil engineer for Naval Facilities Engineering Command at Pearl Harbor, died at home. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by mother Janet A. and brother James. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.
Feb. 11, 2015
Sio Pan Chan, 91, of Honolulu, a farmer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Jian Fu Huang, Kin Por Wong and Kin Vai Wong; daughter E-Lin Chun; sister Wai Bun Chan; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.
DANIEL AGUADO FERNANDEZ In loving memory of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother, Daniel Aguado Fernandez, 74, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. He was born on September 11, 1940 in the Philippines, preceeded in death by his beloved wife of 44 years, Lorraine. He is survived by his four sons, Brian (Cecil), Keith, Steven (Mary), Kenneth (Blanch) and three daughters, Shirley Ariz (David), Charlene Verne (Steven) and Lisa Leopold (deceased); grandchildren, Lauren, Kristen, Toeupu, Ericka, Christopher, Jantzen, Elizabeth, Danelle, Jared, Christian, Daniel, Keilani, Rudy; great- grandchildren, Tyler, Beckham, Steven, Kayla; brother, Jake Fernandez and sister, Corazon Savet. Daniel was a career lawman and business owner. He received his formal education in the United States where he earned his degrees. He served with the Honolulu Police Department (H.P.D.) prior to his appointment as a Federal Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Much of his work was within the counter-intelligence community which resulted in the preservation of American lives and national security. After his retirement, he continued with various business projects and was also appointed as the Sheriff for the State of Hawaii by then Governor Ben Cayetano. He loved golfing, spending time with family, watching military movies, global news, and current events. He loved the companionship of his beloved dog, Jiro. Although we will all miss him dearly, he is at home in heaven with God, his wife, Lorraine and his daughter, Lisa. Visitation at 11:00am and Mass at 12:00pm on Thursday, March 5th at Christ the King Catholic Community, 4925 South Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89118. Interment immediately following at Davis Memorial Park, 6200 South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
CHIP CHAPIN August 11, 1962 -March 4, 2014 Your birth was a miracle, your life an odyssey, your leaving a tragedy. "I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." -- Tennyson, "In Memoriam" All my love, Dad
IRENE (YURI) YATSUSHIRO Age 92, left us to reunite with her husband of 65 years, Yasuo Yatsushiro, in the early morning of January 30, 2015. Born YURIKO YOSHIMORI on January 15, 1923 in Lahaina, Maui she was the eldest of eight children. With a high value on education, Irene left Maui for Oahu and graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a teaching degree. She married Yasuo in 1947 and made Kailua her home. Irene would go on to earn a Masters degree in Library Science but despite her academic accomplishments, she considered her sons to be her greatest life achievements. Irene is survived by her sons, Michael (Jenny), Dr. Guy (Dara), Dr. Jon (Trang); grandchildren Bryan (Chantelle), Jackie (Sin), Shayna, Kimi, Kari Ann; step- grandchildren Kirstin & Kalen Holbrook; great-grandson, Bradley Kekoa; brothers James & Robert Yoshimori; sisters Sylvia Kimura & Jean Kuwada. Visitation will be at the Mililani Mortuary in Honolulu (20 South Kukui Street) on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:30am with a Memorial Service to follow at 10:30am. Casual attire, no flowers please. Private scattering of ashes.
REIKO INAMASU Age 89, of Honolulu, passed away January 20, 2015 in Aiea. Born May 14, 1925 in Sendai, Japan. She is survived by son, Edward (Gwynne) Inamasu; daughter, Gloria Fukunaga; brother, Tetsuro Tsujita; 2 Grandsons; 2 Granddaughters. Private services were held.
ESPERANZA PACING C. SUSA Age 90, from Waipahu, HI, passed away February 6, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born July 28, 1924 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Romeo (Germa) Susa, Silverio (Edelin) Susa, Renato Susa, Emilio (Annette) Severino; daughters, Editha (John) Chavez, Angelita (Jimmy) Natividad, daughter-in-law, Erlinda Tauyan; brothers, Pedro (Linda) Cabebe, Jose (Erlinda) Cabebe; sisters, Felicitas Noble, Natividad Cabebe, Avelina (Felix) Aquino; sister-in-law, Joy Cabebe; 15 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Sunday (Mar. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m., Monday (Mar. 9) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
GREG NELSON March 27, 1953 - Feb. 2, 2015 Palo Alto, California Submitted by Sharon Perl Greg Nelson (born Charles Gregory Nelson), a longtime Palo Alto resident, died on Feb. 2, 2015, after a 17-year battle with brain cancer. Greg grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he attended the University Laboratory School. He moved to the mainland to attend college and graduate school. He lived in Juneau, Alaska, for a year before settling permanently in the Bay Area. Greg received his B.A. degree in mathematics from Harvard in 1976, and his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University in 1980, where he worked under the supervision of Bob Tarjan on program verification and algorithms for automatic theorem proving. As an undergraduate at Harvard, he invented a method of combining decision procedures for different logical theories into a decision procedure for the combination of the theories (often called the "Nelson-Oppen method") that has become influential in the automatic theorem-proving community. In 2013 he received the Herbrand Award for Distinguished Contributions to Automated Reasoning for his pioneering contributions to theorem proving and program verification. Greg was a Renaissance computer scientist, combining a deep understanding of mathematics and theory with a strong ability to design and implement systems. He brought his passion for precision and correctness to all of the work he did. He made significant contributions in the areas of programming language design (as a member of the Modula-3 committee), distributed systems (Network Objects), constraint-based graphics editors (Juno and Juno-2), window systems (Trestle), optimal code generation (Denali), and multi-threaded programming (Eraser). He had a profound influence on the many students who he hosted for internships and advised on their thesis research, as well as the many colleagues with whom he collaborated throughout his professional career, first at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and later at DEC's Systems Research Center and HP's research laboratories. He was a brilliant researcher and teacher. His commitment to excellence, evidenced in his own work, inspired others to do the same. Greg loved being physically active. As a boy he excelled at gymnastics and tennis, and enjoyed body surfing. He loved being in the mountains and in the wilderness, hiking, backpacking, skiing and kayaking. His favorite sport was volleyball, and he regularly played in pick-up games until the brain tumor recurrence made that impossible. For many years at the research labs where he worked he organized weekly volleyball games for the staff and interns, which was a great opportunity for people to get out from behind their screens into the fresh air, get some exercise and socialize. He encouraged people of all abilities to play, and created a fun environment that fostered both good sportsmanship and development of skills. Greg had many interests. He enjoyed playing pool, poker, backgammon, chess, cooking, ballroom dancing, traveling, hosting dinner parties, spending time with friends and family, and learning about new things. He was a lifelong reader, spending many hours every week at the library. He was equally likely to be found reading an economics or physics textbook as a book on history, or a biography, or a novel. A well-used copy of The Random House Unabridged Dictionary was usually by his side. In addition to his intellectual brilliance, Greg will be remembered for his adventurous spirit, humor, modesty, personal integrity, kindness, generosity, courage and optimism. The latter two qualities were especially evident in the last few years as he faced his illness with an equanimity and grace that inspired all who knew him. Even as the illness took away his ability to enjoy so many of the things he loved, Greg was grateful for what he had, and that he lived to see his daughter graduate from high school and start college. Greg is survived by his wife, Sharon Perl, and daughter, Julia Nelson, of Palo Alto; brothers, David Nelson (married to Loretta) and Michael Nelson (married to Karen); and mother, Alice Nelson of Honolulu, Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Edward Nelson; his brother Richard Nelson; and twin sons, Adam and Andrew, who died in infancy. A memorial gathering will be held at the Stanford Faculty Club at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. Friends, family, and colleagues are welcome to join us in celebrating Greg's life. Memorial donations may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society (braintumor.org).
PATRICIA PASTORA NARTATEZ Age 88, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 3, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born August 6, 1926 in Marsat, Isabella, Philippines. Retired cake decorator from Dee-Lite Bakery. She is survived by sons, Robert (Julia) Lucas, Clifford (Tomoko) Lucas; daughters, Patricia (Fred) Foo, Donna (Wayne) Pagdilao, Lorna (Donald) Sagario; brothers, Pedro (Sally) Magallones, Jesus Magallones, Roosevelt (Nola) Magallones, Ernesto (Barbara) Magallones; sister, Lorraine (Nelson) Manzanillo; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Mar. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m., Tuesday (Mar. 10) at St. Jude Catholic Church (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
TOKUICHI HAYASHI Age 99, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2015, exactly a year after his beloved wife, Alice. Revered husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather. Original member of the highly decorated 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry, Able Company. Recipient of Congressional Gold Medal and Bronze Star. He leaves behind a legacy of loyalty, strength, honor, and love. Survived by son, Patrick (Lanette); daughter Kathleen Salloum (Fares); daughter-in- law, Iris Seiki (wife of late son, Edwin); brother, Steve; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Memorial service to be held Sun, March 8, 2015 at Aiea United Methodist Church. Visitation at 4:30pm. Service at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Aiea United Methodist Church.
MARIANO MARIO AGRICULA Age 61, from Waialua, HI, passed away February 3, 2015 in Wahiawa, HI. Born August 23, 1953 in Waialua, HI. He is survived by wife, Angelica Agricula; sons, Dell (Meagan) Agricula, Dean Agricula, daughter, Darahlyn Agricula; brothers, Michael Agricula, Maurice Agricula; 9 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (Mar. 10) at St. Michael's Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua). Family Program 10:30 a.m. Mass 10:45 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
SUSAN GAIL PEDRO Of Kailua, Oahu passed on February 20, 2015. Susie was born in Honolulu on October 31, 1949 to John and Betty Pedro. She is survived by biological sons Michael Pedro and Matthew (Christina) Pedro, mother Betty Pedro, brothers John (Sandi) Pedro Jr., Timothy (Theresa) Pedro, James (Leianne) Pedro; sisters Gerri (Joe) Hodges; Toni Pedro and Bonnie (Ed) Sobieranski; and two grandchildren. Private family service to be held.