For Wednesday, December 28, 2011
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Dec 28, 2011
Dec. 21, 2011
Grace “Soleil” Cassir, 95, of Waikiki, a retired proprietor of L’Ele-gance Paris-Rome Madison Ave. in New York, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Colombia. She is survived by son Dr. Jorge F., daughter Gloria M. Uslan-Milo, sister Emma Upegui, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes.
Bess Marie Schick Funkhouser
Dec. 17, 2011
Bess Marie Schick Funkhouser, 101, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. She was born in Burlington, Iowa. She is survived by son Paul, daughter Barbara Ireland, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life planned for the spring at Wahiawa Botanical Garden.
Dec. 15, 2011
Mikiko Gusukuma, 92, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Allan and Lance, daughters Maile Shimazu and Naomi Gusukuma, sister Matsue Oshiro and a grandchild. Private services.
Roy Tadao Ishizaki
Nov. 29, 2011
Roy Tadao Ishizaki, 80, of Honolulu, formerly of Los Angeles, a retired architect for Los Angeles County and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by sisters Elsie H. Ishizaki and Evelyn Y. Kuraoka. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Oct. 1, 2011
Satini Liufau, 78, of Aiea, a retired corrections officer at Oahu Community Correctional Center, died in Fort Collins, Colo. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by son Satini, daughter Tracie Maiava and seven grandchildren. Private services.
Don Juanito Mendiola
Dec. 14, 2011
Don Juanito Mendiola, 90, of Mililani, a longshoreman and an Army veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by sons Dixon, Ken and Ron; daughters Gwen Baptista and Joan Mizuno; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.
Donna Lucille Mitchell
Dec. 17, 2011
Donna Lucille Mitchell, 81, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Waverly, Ill. She is survived by husband Bill; sons Mark, Kyle and Matthew; daughter Kelly Bouchard; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Celebration of life to be announced at a later date. Donations suggested to American Heart Association.
Tane Rose Puamohala Wailehua Mosher
Dec. 15, 2011
Tane Rose Puamohala Wailehua Mosher, 51, of Kaneohe, an Office of Hawaiian Affairs human resources manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Scott K., son Cullen K., mother Tiona N. Wailehua and sisters Wendy Wailehua-Vause, Mahea Kaeo-Wailehua and Kauikeoalani Wailehua. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Community of Christ Church, 1666 Mott-Smith Drive. Services: 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.
Dec. 2, 2011
George Nishihira, 69, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Fred S. Sr. and Socho Jr., and sisters Lillian H. Kakazu, Gail T. Freire, Helen H. Bullion, Doris M. Reed, Catherine N. Nishihira and Linda Y. Herzog. Private services.
Grace Etsuko Oyama
Dec. 20, 2011
Grace Etsuko Oyama, 83, of Pearl City, a state Department of Education teacher, died in The Plaza at Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Harry T. and Robert E., and sister Sachiko Takeuchi. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Vasega Eteru Pili Jr.
Dec. 11, 2011
Vasega Eteru Pili Jr., 37, of Kaneohe died in Kaneohe. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by father Vasega E. Sr., mother Kuulei L.K. and sister Kehaulani Rumusod. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.
Dec. 18, 2011
Sueko “Sue” Tamashiro, 85, of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, a retired proprietor of Ilima Florist, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Moloaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Chokichi; sons Wayne, Randall and Warren; sister Bessie Awakuni; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private graveside services.
Bailey Philip Valenzuela
Dec. 13, 2011
Bailey Philip “Boyo” Valenzuela, 47, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a cook, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jessica, brothers Edwin and Douglas, and sisters Carolen Richey, Renee Ellorda, Tina Johnson, Danielle Reyes and Geonette Taketa. Visitation at noon Friday at Old A’s end pavilion, Kailua-Kona. Services: 1:30 p.m. Casual attire.