Pilson (“Young”) Miller

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
Pilson (Pilson ("Young") Miller, formerly Cho, passed peacefully at home on April 22, 2017. She was 75 years old. She is survived by her husband, Bernard Miller, her two daughters Nanny and Evelyn, and her four grand- children Ashley, Annette, Olivia, and Penelope. Mrs. Miller was born in Korea, and moved to Honolulu forty years ago. She was married to Bernard, a retired printer and former Coast Guard, for the past sixteen years. Together they were proudly employed by the federal government over the last ten years. They enjoyed cultivating land for gardening, and especially spending family vacations with the grandchildren. Mrs. Miller will be remembered for her strength, determination, and humor. To her daughters she instilled a sense of self-reliance and devotion to family. She had the gift of a sharp wit and easy conversation. She treasured children, delighting in the American traditions of Egg Hunts and Trick-or-Treat. She remained active and vigorous until the past year when she succumbed to illness. She was much loved and will be deeply missed. The family wishes to thank Dr. Marissa Nguyen; Ms. Lourdes Vergara Marcelo and her caregivers; and St. Francis Hospice, for their compassion. Arrangements: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.

Tamotsu Minamishin

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
89, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Pearl City on April 7, 2017. He was born in Ka'u, Pahala, Hawaii. Private services held.
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Toyoko Miyasato

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
Toyoko Miyasato, 86, passed away surrounded by family on March 25, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born on July 30, 1930 in Honohina on the Big Island of Hawaii. Toyoko is survived by her husband Tim Seikichi Miyasato; sons Brad Miyasato (Brad Duerre) and Rodney Miyasato (Naomi); daughter Katherine Perron (Richard); brothers Tamotsu and Isawo Isa; sister Kiyoko Imada and 3 grandsons. Service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Mililani Memorial Park Makai Chapel. Visitation 5:00 pm with service at 6:00 pm. No flowers. Casual attire.

Genevieve T. Moraes

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
94, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on April 16, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private services were held.
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Craig F. Mulleitner

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
51, of Honolulu, Hawaii died in Honolulu on Friday, April 14, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Makani Catamaran. Scattering of ashes to follow.
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Kinuyo (Sasabe) Murasaki

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
100, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on April 8, 2017. She was born in Hilo. Visitation: 3:00 p.m.; Services: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo.
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Mitchell Dean Nacario

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
57, of Waialua, Hawaii, died in Waialua on March 15, 2017. He was born in Wahiawa. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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Nancy M. Naeole

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
73, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on March 12, 2017. She was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Bernice Nishigata

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
79, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 1, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private Services held.
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Kiyoko N. “Kay” Oda

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
87, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. She was born in Wahiawa. Private Services held.
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Alice Akiko Oshita

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
86, of Lihue, died on March 27, 2017 at her home. She was born on November 21, 1930 in Hawaii. Visitation: 9am; Service: 10 am on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Aloha Church.
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William “Bradda” F. Rittmeister

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
78, of Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii, died on April 1, 2017. He was born on February 21, 1939 in Eleele, Kauai. Celebration of Life: 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Kapaa Beach Park Pavillion.
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Ricardo “Ricky” Ruff

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
58, of Wailuku, Maui, died on March 25, 2017 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on August 18, 1958 in Honolulu, HI. Visitation: 9:30am; Service: 11:30am on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Star Of The Sea Catholic Church.
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Marcela “Marcy” Chevy Sagon

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
Marcela 61, of Wahiawa passed away on March 15th, 2017. She was born in Wahiawa on September 19, 1955. Marcy graduated from Leilehua High School in 1973, attended Leeward Community College and then graduated from Whitworth University with a degree in Music. She was also a music instructor with "Na Mea Ho'okani Pila". Preceded in death by her father, Marcelino, she is survived by her mother, Felicidad "Fely" Yacapin Sagon; brother, Milton A. (Fay) Sagon; nieces Kelli L. Buenconsejo and Lee E. (Eric) Buenconsejo-Lum and grand nephew, Brandon R. Lum. Marcy's Celebration of Life will be held on May 4th at Mililani Memorial Park - Waipio Mauka Chapel. Visitation from 9:00 a.m.; Memorial Service will be at 10:30 a.m.. Service is open to friends and family. Casual Attire.

Marcela Chevy Sagon

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
61, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on March 15, 2017. She was born in Wahiawa. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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Eleanor Chu Santos

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
91, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on March 9, 2017. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. Private Services Held.
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Jack Naoto Satake

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
99, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on March 13, 2017. He was born in Lihue, Kauai. Private Services.
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Charles Shin Sato

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
Charles Shin Sato81, of Mililani, Hawaii passed away peacefully at his home on March 24, 2017. He was born in Ewa. He was a member of the Kunia Orchid Society. He is survived by his wife, Doris; daughters: Charlayne (Carlton) Taniyama and Jennifer (Guy) Hera: three grandchildren: Curtis, Cody and Carly; brother Melvin (Lois) Sato; sisters: Lillian Takushi, and Florence (Robert) Lee. Services will be held May 7, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. Casual attire.

June K. Shiroma

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
79, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Aiea on April 8, 2017. She was born in East Ely. Private Services.
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Eleanor Oi Lan Siu

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
Eleanor Oi Lan SiuEleanor Oi Lan Wong Siu, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2017 in Honolulu at the age of 96. She was born in Honolulu and married to George Patrick Siu until his passing away in 1968. For nearly 50 years, Eleanor was a successful owner & manager of The Cathedral Gift Shop on Fort St. & Ala Moana Shopping Center. She was kind, hardworking and a generous woman who embraced her faith everyday through her work & her family. She will always be cherished for her love and endless devotion to God. She will be remembered by her 3 sons Bryan, Stanton, Gregson and her 7 grandsons, 1 granddaughter and 3 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park's East Chapel on Friday May 5 visitation at 10:30 & service at 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Contributions can be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation & the American Lung Association. Private burial. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Robert “Bob” Katsuyoshi Sonoda

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
74, of Honolulu, an Air Force veteran and retired computer consultant for IBM, passed away on April 2, 2017 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons, Scott and Kenan; mother, Sadako; brother, Edward (Gwendolyn); and sisters, Judith Goo and Barbara (Glenn) Fujimoto. He was predeceased by his wife, Jan Kawabata. Visitation is at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 1:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Edwin Batulan Tabangay

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
66, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Aiea on April 17, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel.
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Larry Katsuji Tamaki

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
87, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on April 13, 2017. He was born in Hilo. Private Services Held.
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James Ray Tharp

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
73, of Kula, Maui, died in Kula on Friday, April 21, 2017. He was born in Texas. Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at "The Shack" 50 Pilikino Rd., Kula, Maui.
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Dr. Keith I. Tonaki

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
76, of Honolulu, a retired medical doctor for Queen's Medical Center, passed away on March 31, 2017 at Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Aimee; daughter, Alison Ipo (Anthony) Roney; brother, Ernest (Louise); and sister, Carole Tonaki. Visitation is at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers or monetary gifts. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Patricia Makaula “Loke” Dela Vega

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
Patricia Makaula On the morning of April 4 2017, Patricia "Lokelani" Makaula Dela Vega was peacefully called home by Our Lord Jesus Christ while hospitalized at Straub Hospital. At her bedside was her husband of 49 years, Jonathan, son Darryn (Noe) Dela Vega and daughter Jonalyn (Troy) Shimasaki. Patricia was born in Honolulu on October 4, 1947, and is also survived by brothers Donald Ranario, Ronald (Mary) Dela Cruz and Anthony (Malia) Koko, sisters Bernadette (Sterling) Nii, Lorraine Delay, Anna Victor and Elizabeth (Rick) Ahina. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Kualii, MacKenzie, Hannah, Boyd and Aulii, all of whom were the joys of her world, and hanai daughter Bernie Gasper, as well as numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Patricia was proud of her Hawaiian lineage and enjoyed dancing with Puanani Alama's studio and later with Halau O Kamuela under Kumu Kunewa Mook and Kumu Kaui Kamanao. She was also a member of Hale O Na Alii and served as a board member for the Honolulu Civic Club. One of her most memorable moments was serving as chairperson of the Holoku Ball committee, which brought the annual Holoku Ball back to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel after an absence of many years. Patricia was a 1965 graduate of Farrington High School, and had been employed as a loan officer for the former Liberty Bank, as a sales representative for several jewelry manufacturers, and later retired from American Savings Bank. Celebration of Life Services will be held at the Valley of the Temples Memorial Chapel (47-200 Kahekili Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744) on Friday, May 5, 2017. Visitation will be from 9:00-10:30 a.m. with services beginning at 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire is suggested. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

VIRGINIA MARIE VIERRA-GAMAYO

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
VIRGINIA MARIE VIERRA-GAMAYOGinny, 60, of Kailua, passed away on April 20, 2017. Born in Lihue, Kauai on December 7, 1956, she was the youngest of three children to Joseph Vierra and Clara Costa. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She spoke fondly of her work as a Financial Administrator for Lifetouch Photography, as well as her prior 25 years of service at American Savings Bank. Baking brought her great joy and she loved surprising family, friends and co-workers with delicious treats. Ginny is survived by husband Willie Gamayo; children Ashley Gamayo, Christina (Brad) Santos, Rachel Gamayo and Nathan Gamayo; granddaughter Emalia Santos; and brother Joseph Vierra, Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Richard Vierra. Services to be held at St. John Vianney Church in Kailua. Evening visitation at 5:30pm Wednesday, May 10th with wake service at 7pm. Morning visitation at 10am Thursday, May 11th with mass service at 11am. Burial to follow at 2pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.

Fr. Robert Eugene Walden

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
79, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, April 10, 2017. He was born in Paragould, Alaska. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Calvary Episcopal Church.
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Kenneth Hee Than Woo

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
98, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Keeau, Hawaii, died in Hawaii Kai on Friday, March 31, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 11:00 a.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary in Hilo.
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IRENE S. KAWAKAMI YAMAMOTO, M.D.

Published On April 30th, 2017 -
Irene S. Kawakami Yamamoto, M.D., 50 of Honolulu passed away peacefully on April 1, 2017. Survived by husband Greg; son Matthew; daughter Christine; sister Esther Kawakami- Williams; half sister Alice Kawakami. Visitation Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Olivet Baptist Church. Service 10:00 a.m. Private inurnment.

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