TOMIKO ASATO, TOMI 87, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Sunday, November 13, 2016. She was born in Mt. View, Hawaii. Survived by husband, Ronald T. Asato. Private Services were held. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC
99, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on Sunday, December 18, 2016. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Services: 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 30 at St. Joseph Church, Waipahu. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
Edward G. Araki, 77, a retired ships agent for Honolulu Agency, passed away December 31, 2016 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 19, 1939 to parents Joseph and Agnes Araki. He is survived by wife, Michiyo; daughters, Beth Matsukawa, Dawn Bacon and Estelle Araki; son, Dereck Araki; three grand- sons, Max Laki, Jon Liko, Barend Daniel, Jr. and 7 great-grand- children; several nephews and nieces; sisters, Sister Mary Josephine of the Sisters of Sacred Hearts and Christina Ponton of Vermont; brothers, Stephen of Vermont, Francis of California Januarius of Texas, James of Florida, Paul and Thomas of Honolulu. Services will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Valley of the Temples Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. followed by a prayer service at 12 noon. Graveside service and burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha attire is requested. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary
52, of Beaverton, Oregon, died in Oregon on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. She was born in Nagoya. and was raised in Kobe, Japan. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Newtown Chapel. Burial: 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28 at Mililani Memorial Park.
30, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. He was born in Kailua. Services: 7:45am on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Kailua Beach Park, behind Kalapawai Store.
August 12, 1936 - November 17, 2016 Roberta passed away peacefully at home in Daly City, California on November 17, 2016. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, she graduated from Kaimuki High School. She went to secretarial school and enjoyed a career as a professional secretary. She is predeceased by her first husband, William O'Neill and her second husband, Peter Berteau. She is survived by her sisters, Barbara Hisu Adams and husband Ed Adams, Chequita Hisu Fitzpatrick and husband Lawrence Fitzpatrick and Arleen Lopez Gates and husband Richard Gates, her children, Brendan O'Neill and Shivaun O'Neill as well as extended family. Known as "Bobbie" to many, she enjoyed food, talking story and travelling. She moved to the mainland in the late 1950's and lived in the Bay Area for over 55 years. However, she kept the spirit of aloha through her study of hula, pidgin English and all things Hawaiian. She was an active member of her neighborhood association, the Alzheimers Association and the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. Memorial services with ashes at designated beach to be announced at a future date. Please consider a donation in her memory to Alzheimer's Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada, 2290 North First Street, Suite101, San Jose, CA 95131.
77, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Pearl City on Thursday, December 22, 2016. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Services: 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
98, of Kailua, passed away on Jan 5, 2017. Born on Dec 31, 1918 in Honolulu, she was preceded in death by husband, George Cabral Sr., daughters Antoinette, Kathleen & grand- son Robert Bunch. She is survived by son George Jr.; grandchildren Vernon Bunch III, Carole Lockard, Darlene Sousa, Patrick, Julie, Dean and Keith DeMello, Lisa Bunch-Kepoo, Jennifer Duke, and Jordan Cabral; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother E. Marks; sisters D. Carvalho, F. Freso & C. Gonsalves. The eldest girl of 10 children, she and Catherine for years were instrumental in bringing the large but close-knit, extended family together at annual gatherings in honor of then- family matriarch, the late Frances Marks. She was an active member of the Kailua Seniors and was adored for her fierce wit and love of hula. Her grand- children cherish memories of decorating "Granny's" traditional Christmas nativity with wheat, fruit and other seasonal offerings. Visitation 12PM Jan 25 at Borthwick Mortuary, Service 12:30PM, Burial 3PM at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, Arrangements Provided By: Borthwick Mortuary
59, of Nanakuli, died in Aiea on Friday, January 13, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Services: 9:00am on Wednesday, January 25 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel.
73, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Honolulu at Queen's Hospital on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. She was born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Parish in Aiea. Burial: 12:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
Age 99, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away December 16, 2016 in Ewa Beach. Born August 1, 1917 in Cabungaon, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters, Natividad (Jose) Gabriel, Remidios (John) Asuncion; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 12 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. also Friday (Jan. 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual attire (Black & White). Flowers welcome.
77, of Mt. View, Hawaii, died in Hilo, Hawaii on Friday, December 23, 2016. He was born in Ola'a, Hawaii. Private services were held.
Age 81, of Mililani, HI, passed away Dec. 27, 2016 in Mililani. He was born March 6, 1935 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He was a U.S. Army veteran and owner of the Wahiawa Animal Hospital. He also worked for both the State of Hawaii and U.S. Departments of Agriculture, and member of the Wahiawa- Waialua Rotary Club. He is survived by wife, Jane A. Lawton; sons, Kenneth R. Lawton, Scott R. K. (Lesli) Lawton, Isaac R. (Stefanie) Lawton; daughters, Cynthia M. (Desmond) Lwin, Danielle N. Lawton; and 7 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Jan. 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Celebration of life service 6:30 p.m.
January 22, 2016 My husband it's been one year since god took you home to be one of his angels. I aint lying, believe me one day we will be reunited in eternal love. We miss you're big smile and the way you makes us laugh. The grandkids miss you too, and Roy arf arf. So until we meet again God bless. Love your wife Linda, grandkids Kiana LeI Yap, Wesley and Julian Calzo.
53, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on Saturday, December 17, 2016. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
Jonathan David Fontes, 34, of Kaaawa, passed away December 16, 2016 in Kaneohe. He was born July 5, 1982 in San Diego, CA, was a graduate of Castle High School's Class of 2000, and attended Honolulu Community College where he majored in auto and body mechanics. He is survived by his parents, Lori and William Gomes; sister, Melissa (Pasa) Tulua; grand- parents, Miriam Dias Foltz and Diane Gomes; uncles, Jack (Michelle) Foltz, Michael (Denise) Freitas, Ernest Ferreira; aunts, Linda (Kevin) Minard, Pat Crawford, Barbara Tamashiro, Dawn (Dana) Kalima; nieces, Angelina, Zionna; nephews, Jahziah, Zahfiyah, Pasa "P.J." Jr.; many other aunts, uncles, cousins. A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:00-10:15 am. at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kaneohe; Eulogy will begin at 10:15 a.m. with Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. A luncheon will follow at the cemetery's office lanai. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary
72, of Keaau, died December 3, 2016 at the Pohai Malama. He was born on October 10, 1944 in Los Angeles, California. Celebration of Life: 10 am on January 28, 2017 at Kolekole Beach Park.
72, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on Saturday, December 31, 2016. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00am; Services: 11:00am on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului.
60, of Wailuku, Maui died in Wailuku on Sunday, January 8, 2017. He was born in the Philippines. Visitation: 6:00p.m.; Services: 7:30p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Norman's Mortuary in Wailuku. Burial: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 26 at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery.
Age 91, of Salem, OR, passed away Nov. 24, 2016 in Salem. He was born Feb. 8, 1925 in Hanapepe, Kauai, HI. He is survived by wife, Fukiko T. Hamamoto; son, Miles (Bobbie) Hamamoto; sisters, Harriet Dewa, Amy Muramoto; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private services held. No Koden or flowers please.
91, formerly of Aiea, passed away on January 5, 2017 in Kaneohe, Oahu. Survived by wife Michie; son Alan (Ann); daughter Cathy Ino Nitta (Mark); grandson Robert; "feathered pal" Hayden; sisters Rose Takaki & Betty Sonoda; nieces & nephews. Private service. No monetary offering.
62, of Huelo, Hawaii, died in Kihei on Thursday, January 12, 2017. She was born in Port Hueneme, California. Services: 4:00-7:00p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Kenolio Recreation Center (old Kihei School cafeteria).
86, of Kailua, Oahu, died in Ocean View on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Services: 9:00 am on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial to follow services at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
43, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Waianae on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m.on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Wahiawa.
75, of He'e'ia Kea, Kaneohe, Hawaii passed away at his home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Leialoha "Rocky" Kaluhiwa, sons, Jerry "Mahi" Jr. and Jeffery "Liko" (Kristi) Kaluhiwa; hanai son, Kane (Gaylyn) Turalde; daughter, Kamaileula (Kenneth) Halualani- Hee, luhi daughter, Suzy (Mike) Duarte; hanai daughter, Cheryl Burgo; god daughters, Anela Keopuhiwai and Cara Pang; brothers, Dennis (June), Roland (Bernie), Nelson (Juelle) and Kanoe (Tina) Kaluhiwa; sisters, Aloma Kaluhiwa, Gwen (Jim) Beam, Faith (Sam) Kelii, Sharon (Tony) Brandt and Beautyann (David) Low; grandsons, Likolani and Mahilani Halualani-Hee, Kealohi Kaluhiwa, Keoki and Makana Duarte; granddaughters, Eliasza (Joey Silva) Halualani- Hee, Alohikea Kaluhiwa, Nichole, Kala'i and Malia Burgo; great-grand- daughters, Jahniyah Halualani-Hee, Pu'uwai and Kealaula Duarte; great grandsons, Javin Armijo, Keoki Jr. and Haweo Duarte. Visitation 9 a.m., Friday, January 27, 2017 at St. Ann's Church, family service, 11 am, mass 11:30am, Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes 12pm, Saturday January 28, 2017 at He'e'ia Kea boat harbor, parking at residence 46-620 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe Hi 96744. Aloha attire, flowers welcome. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary
Christy Hae-Jin Kang (67) went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2017. If you would like to cherish the memories with her please visit: www.christyhkang.com
83, of Hana, Maui, died on January 15, 2017 at Island Hospice in Kahului, Maui. Born in Honolulu, HI. Visitation: 8:00 a.m. (family); 9:00 a.m. (public); Services: 12:00 noon on January 25, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Honolulu funeral services pending.
(Age 90) On Friday, January 15, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia, due to complications from Alzheimer's. Father of Larry (Kimberly,) Robert, and Neal (Karen); loving grandfather of Rebecca, Jennifer (Zachary), Nathan, Anya, Gregory, and Aaron. Tadao Kobayashi was born in the Palama neighborhood in Honolulu and raised in Kaka'ako where he loved to draw and collect stamps above his family's store. He excelled in academics and was the McKinley High School president of his 1945 graduating class. Tadao was then immediately drafted into the US Army and served in the Military Intelligence Service in postwar Japan, for which he was one of the recent recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal in 2011 for service as a Nisei soldier. He returned to graduate from the University of Hawaii in 1950 and was again drafted into the US Army for the Korean conflict. He received his second Bachelors degree from Georgetown University (1954) and a Masters degree from Michigan State (1956). In 1953 he married Miriam (nee Ohta), eventually raising three sons before their divorce. After completing his Masters degree, he became the first Nisei to serve as diplomat in the US Foreign Service. His work took the family to Pakistan, Colombia, Okinawa, and Japan. When he retired from the Foreign Service in 1980, he was awarded the Department of State's Meritorious Honor Bronze Medal. In all these assignments, he maintained his sense of awe, and was a keen observer of the natural beauty around him which he reflected in his photography and painting. His curiosity often led to year-long research on subjects such as the Titanic and Custer's last stand at Little Bighorn. He was a cheerful and often quirky presence in the lives of his sons and their families and his zest for life will be greatly missed. "Celebration of Life" luncheons will be held in both Honolulu and Virginia in the future. At a date yet to be determined, he will be interred in a private ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery near Washington D.C.
68, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Visitation: 5:00pm; Services: 6:30pm on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.
Chieko Ann Laberge, formerly Yamauchi, born in Yokohama, Japan on October 6, 1927, died peacefully at her home on December 28, 2016. She is survived by her husband Charles Laberge and their three children, Marie Laberge, Anthony Laberge and his wife Karen, and Naomi Bechmann and her husband Bill. She is also loved and missed by her grandchildren Kyra, Neil, Stephanie and Kimberly. A private service will be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice Hawaii.