FUNERAL NOTICES

Apr 5(1.) MARGARET BLANCHE FIGUEROA 90, of Aiea, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2020. She was born on November 16, 1929. She worked for the Federal Government with the Navy Laundry as a shift supervisor. Her generosity, sweet self, and caring nature will always be remembered. She was a devoted daughter, sister, godmother, aunt, friend, and mom to her furry babies. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank P. Figueroa; father Pablo Valgas; mother Maria Torres Valgas; brother, William Valgas; sisters, Clara Pyle, Elizabeth Caires, Annabelle Barklay, and Betty Lou Luk. She is survived by her sister Dorothy Garcia; (...) (End Date: Apr 5) (p1)
Apr 5(2.) KIKUE "KAY" FUJINO 96, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully at her home on February 13, 2020. She was born on April 19, 1923 in Honolulu. She was the owner of Oahu Metal and Supply Company and a member of Tenrikyo Honolulu Church. She is survived by sons Hansel (Ellen), Tim (Cynthia) and daughter Lorraine Tanuvasa, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Ricke Kaname Fujino, son, Nathan Fujino and son-in-law, Onosai Tanuvasa. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary (End Date: Apr 5) (p1)
Apr 5(3.) SISTER JULIANA COSTA BRUM, SS. CC. Sr. Juliana, was born on November 28, 1922 in Lihue Kauai. Growing up in Kauai, she was a great help to her mother, learning to cook and sew, skills that would eventually serve her well when she entered the convent. She went to public school in Lihue and attended Mass at Immaculate Conception Church. Her mother used to cook for the parish priest and it was through this contact with the Sacred Hearts Fathers Celestin and Philibert, that she would join the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts, since there were no SS.CC. Sisters on (...) (End Date: Apr 5) (p1)
Apr 5(4.) REID KANANI KITASHIMA 51, of Bend, Or., passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 due to complications from advanced prostate cancer. Kanani was born on January 8, 1969 in Salt Lake City, Ut. but was raised in Wahiawa, Hawaii. He attended Kamehameha High School and obtained a degree in Mathematics from University of Oregon in 2007. He was an Eagle Scout and an excellent athlete who loved all sports and fishing. He is survived by his wife Dawn, sons Brendon Hauoli, Kyle Maluiki, daughter Pariss Kanani and stepson Hunter Evermann; parents Cliff and Sandie Kitashima; siblings Kanoe Shaffery (Ken), Kiana (...) (End Date: Apr 5) (p1)
Apr 5(5.) WILLIAM "BILL" AHSEE KANAIAUPUNI APAKA, JR. William "Bill" Ahsee Kanaiaupuni Apaka Jr., 89, of Honolulu passed away on March 23, 2020. He was a proud Kamehameha Schools graduate from the Class of 1948. After Kamehameha, he attended the University of Hawaii and at the same time served in the Hawaii Army National Guard. He later left Honolulu to attend Columbia University where he obtained his Masters degree in Social Work. Upon his return to Honolulu, he worked for The Queen Liliuokalani Childrens Center where he retired, then worked for and retired from the State of Hawaii Adult Mental Health Division (...) (End Date: Apr 5) (p1)
Apr 5(6.) JULIA (JULIETTE) HEE LEE Mrs. Julia (Juliette) Hee Lee, 95, of Honolulu, passed away on March 15, 2020. Survived by children, Gordon (Joanne), Patrick (Dianna), Marilyn (Paul) Thayer, David (Wendy), and Barbara (Jim) Ainge; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. A Celebration of Life for her will be scheduled at a later date. More information may be found at: diamondheadmortuary.net. Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel (End Date: Apr 5) (p1)
Apr 5(7.) WADE E. COUVILLON III 72, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed peacefully on March 24, 2020 following an extended illness resulting from complications of heart disease. He was born to Wade and Eleanor Couvillon in New York City and lived the nomadic life of a Navy dependent until his father was stationed at Pearl Harbor. He graduated from St. Louis High School, Class of `65, and then joined the US Marine Corps, serving in combat in Vietnam until he was wounded in the Tet Offensive. When he returned to Hawaii, he met his wife, started a family, and began higher education. He (...) (End Date: Apr 5) (p1)
Apr 5(8.) GREGORIA "GLORIA" GAJES DADULLA 87, of Honolulu, passed away on March 4, 2020 at her residence. She joins her beloved husband Francisco. She was born in Nueva Ecija, Philippines and is survived by sisters Connie (Honolulu), Nida (Massachusetts), Simply (Washington), daughters Fairlyn (Jim) Sposato, Felita/Fei (Wade) Miranda, sons Frank (Jecca) and Flynn, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a retired cashier/counter worker at Heidi's Bread & Basket. Private services held due to the COVID-19 virus. Celebration of life to be held at a later date. (End Date: Apr 5) (p1)
Apr 5(9.) CLAIRE OLSEN JOHNSON April 4th, 1940 – March 30, 2020 Wife, mother, grandmother, community volunteer, and friend to many passed away on Monday, March 30th, 2020, surrounded by her entire family. She was born in Honolulu on April 4th, 1940, and spent her early years in the Punchbowl area attending both Lincoln Elementary and Stevenson Intermediate. She attended Punahou School for her high school years and graduated in the class of 1958. Her college years were at Colorado Women's College in Denver, Colorado, majoring in merchandising. Upon graduating, she joined Liberty House Department Store and soon became the youngest department (...) (End Date: Apr 5) (p1)
Apr 5(10.) OLGA MARIA GILLILAND OLGA MARIA GILLILAND passed away peacefully at her Maunawili home early Monday morning March 9. Born in 1931 in Averbode, Belgium, Olga was the 4th of 6 children to Raymond and Elisabeth Scharpe Vanderborght. Olga was raised in the Flanders region of North Belgium and Brussels. Her family was bilingual, mainly speaking Flemish at home and living within a blended Flemish and French community. This Belgian heritage served Olga well throughout her life, and she loved sharing Flemish and French culture with many in the islands and afar. After WW II hardships, Olga's family sailed to America (...) (End Date: Apr 5) (p1)