Alejandro Aguila Visitacion

Published On January 21st, 2018 -
85, of Kaneohe, HI passed away peacefully on December 14, 2017 at home. Born in Makaweli, Kauai. A former U.S. Marine and retired mason. Survived by wife Clara; son Craig; daughters Corinne (Anthony) Abellira & Charleen (Karl) Karimoto; six grand- children & 2 great grand- children; brothers Cerilo, Alfred, & Jose; sisters Clara, Catalina, Josefina, Felice, Pacita, and Virginia. Preceded in death by son Clyde. Services on Tue., January 23, 2018 at St. Ann Church, Kaneohe, HI. Visitation at 10am., Services at 11am. Burial at 1pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Joan Coffey Weisskopf

Published On January 21st, 2018 -
Joan Coffey WeisskopfJoan Coffey Weisskopf, 85, of Kapolei, passed away after a brief illness on January 11, 2018 at the Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. Born Joan Anne Coffey on February 16, 1932, in New Haven, Connecticut, she was the daughter of John and Mary Granfield Coffey. She is preceded in death by her three siblings, Edmond, John, and Kathleen. She was born into a poor Irish Catholic home located in the projects of New Haven. There is no doubt that her upbringing in New Haven shaped the person she became and was through her last day with us; Joan carried herself with determination, grit, and compassion for people of all walks of life. In 1953, she graduated from the New Haven State Teachers College with a Bachelor's degree in Education. Shortly thereafter she commissioned as an officer in the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), in the United States Naval Reserve. During this time, she met William Malvin Weisskopf, and they married in 1954. Her military service ended with first pregnancy. She and William raised two sons, Michael and William. Joan found her calling in teaching English and obtained her Master's in Education and English from George Washington University. During her 30-year career as an educator, Joan taught all over the world, from South Carolina to the Philippines and finally here on Oahu, where she taught at Leilehua High School for 19 years and 'Iolani for six years. She was known as a tough, but fair teacher, who imparted her passion for literature, poetry, and writing upon her students; she was the type of teacher who was initially feared by students, but ultimately respected and remembered well beyond their time in her classroom. After her retirement from 'Iolani in 1994, Joan filled her time with volunteer endeavors, including delivering meals to her clients for Meals on Wheels and tutoring various students, predominantly through Hawaii Literacy. Until shortly before her death, Joan was healthy, active, and enjoying life at home in Ko'Olina, always with a book in hand being the bibliophile she was. Joan is preceded in death by her husband and survived by her two children - Michael Weisskopf and his wife, Lynne, of Charleston, South Carolina, and William Weisskopf and his wife, Myra, of Mililani; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren (with two on the way!). Joan's life was one that was well-lived, filled with family, friends, travel, music, literature, poetry, and entertaining. Her departure leaves a void in all who knew her; we are grateful for the time we shared and are better people for having known her. We will continue to remember her by our many memories, as well as the letters, short poems, and other writing treasures she left us over the years. Cheers Joan, always and forever, you will be missed, but never forgotten. Services will take place at Punchbowl in March, with details to follow from the family. The family requests that friends who wish to honor Joan do so by making donations to Lanakila Meals on Wheels or Hawaii Literacy. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Crispulo Paguirigan Yadao

Published On January 21st, 2018 -
92, of Kapolei, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on December 23, 2017. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos, Sur Philippines. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Valley of the Temple Chapel. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temple Memorial Park.
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Felix Basques Yagin

Published On January 21st, 2018 -
104, of Kihei, Maui, died in Kihei on January 4, 2018. He was born in the Philippines. Visitation: 6:00 p.m.; Service: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Service: 10:00 a.m. January 27 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
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Barbara Mitsue “Bobby” Yamada

Published On January 21st, 2018 -
90, of Honolulu, passed away on January 12, 2018. Born in Waipahu, she was the proprietor of Bobby's Barber and Hairstyling. Preceded in death by husband, Shinichi, she is survived by her son, Dean (Deborah) Yamada; daughter, Denise (Paul) Yamada Hirano; grandchildren, Taurean (Kelley) Yamada and Trisha Hirano and sister, Flora Moriyama. She was a member of Jikoen Hongwanji and Haebaru Club. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service at 11:00 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Lorraine Emiko Yamane

Published On January 21st, 2018 -
77, of Makawao, Maui formerly of Honolulu, passed away on December 16, 2017 in Waimanalo. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Preceded in death by husband, Theodore Toshio Yamane, she is survived by her daughters, Lianne (Wayne) Suzuki and Janice (David) Yamane-Hokama; brother, David Tanaka; a nephew and two step-grandchildren. Visitation from 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 4:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Peggy Chiyono Yoda

Published On January 21st, 2018 -
Peggy Chiyono Yoda90, of Honolulu, HI, passed away on January 2, 2018 surrounded by family and her favorite Blazing Sevens in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her passion in life was family, family, family. Peggy was raised in Moiliili by her mother, Kome Eiguchi, and father, Susumi Eguchi, along with five sisters and a brother. She graduated from McKinley High and attended fashion design school at Parsons in New York City where she met her husband the late Mitsuru Dick Yoda. Peggy is survived by a sister Frances; children Colette (John), Colleen (Garrett), Stephen (Masae); grandchildren John Garibaldi (Audrey), Ryan Liu, Kristen Garibaldi (Michael Mezzina), Travis Liu; great- grandchildren Koh, Luca. Memorial services will begin 11am on Februrary 2, 2018 at the Moiliili Honwanji Temple. By request of Peggy and family sympathies only.

Lynn Mari Tang Yorita

Published On January 21st, 2018 -
62, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Aiea on January 5, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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Kenichi Yoshimura

Published On January 21st, 2018 -
93, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on January 1, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, Pali Highway.
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