FUNERAL NOTICES

May 22(1.) ISAMU ISOBE 88, of Wahiawa, passed away peacefully at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center on April 2, 2019. He was born in Robinson Camp Hawaii on April 20, 1930. He attended Kipapa Elementary School and graduated from Leilehua High School in 1948. He was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving as a mess sergeant during the Vietnam and Korean Wars. After 20 years of service in the Army, he retired and became a cook and baker at Turtle Bay Hotel. His hobbies included gardening, fishing, and going to Las Vegas. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Isobe; sons, Earl (...) (End Date: May 22) (p1)
May 22(2.) BETTY FUMIKO AWAKUNI Age 96 of Honolulu, passed away on April 9, 2019 in Waipahu. She is survived by her husband Shigeru, 5 children, 10 grand- children and 12 great-grand- children. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary (End Date: May 22) (p1)
May 22(3.) DAVID S. HAZAMA 85, of Kaneohe, was called to eternal rest on April 13, 2019. He was born in Honolulu on Sept. 28, 1933 and grew up on Molokai'i. After graduating from Lahainaluna, he became a proud Marine, serving from 1952-1955. He saw combat in Korea with the 1st Marine Division. He completed his BS at UH Manoa, then worked for the City and County of Honolulu, retiring in 1994. David is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Cheryl; sons, Mitchell and Chad (Andrea); daughters, Chanda Ahokovi (Hessy), and Cherise Stalcup (Noah); and 7 grandchildren. A Celebration of (...) (End Date: May 26) (p1)
May 22(4.) GEORGE KAICHI MIJO 74, of Honolulu, passed away at home on May 1, 2019. He was born in Hilo, HI. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Survived by wife, Gail; daughter, Natalie Mijo; sister, Diana Mijo; and brother, Paul Mijo. Visitation 10:00 a.m.; Services 11:00 a.m.; Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary (End Date: May 26) (p1)
May 22(5.) GRACE NAKAHARA FUKUMOTO 92, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for the University of Hawaii, passed away on April 21, 2019 at Straub Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by her husband, Tadashi; sons, Elton and Ivan (Louise Huang); and by two grandchildren. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary (End Date: May 22) (p1)
May 22(6.) CHRIS ESPOSO ANDRES 61, of Las Vegas, passed away in St. Rose Dominican Hospital. He is survived by wife, Marlen Andres; son, Clifford (Roxanne) Andres; daughters, Jasmine and Kathlyn Andres; brothers, Guillermo (Josie) Andres, Cipriano (Elvie) Andres, Jr., Rogelio (Daisy) Andres; sisters, Estrella (Johnroy) Rosario, Leticia (Antonio) Ringor, Teresa Andres; grandchildren, Riana-Kylie Andres Gapasin, Chase Andres and Jayla Mae Andres Buendicho. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Church, Honolulu; Mass 11:30 a.m.; Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Arrangements Provided By: Leeward Funeral Home (End Date: May 22) (p1)
May 22(7.) SACHI KEOLA HOU KAMALAMALAMA AULD VAEFAGA 31, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Uiese Vaefaga Jr.; daughters: Rhamzey, Taliyah and Zaylee; son Alaka'i; mother Debra Auld; father Kelly (Pat) Scofield; grandparents: Barbara Auld and Helen Scofield; brothers: Ka'u'i (Keala) Auld, Blaize (Leesha) Beimes, Jordan Garringer and Sarah DeCaires; foster parents David and Letha DeCaires; sisters: Jennifer Mettz, Nikki, Carrie and Kristen DeCaires, Konnie (Carlos) Molina and brother Michael DeCaires. Services will be held on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at Valley of the Temples, Kaneohe. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Service: (...) (End Date: May 26) (p1)
May 22(8.) JOYCE CHIYOKO JOSIAH April 13, 1952 ~ April 7, 2019 It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the passing of Joyce Josiah on April 7th, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Josiah; brother Gary Yoshikawa; nephew Reid Yoshikawa and niece, Jenine Webster. Celebration of Life: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019 at O'ahu Cemetery Chapel. (End Date: May 22) (p1)
May 22(9.) JERRY MITSUO HIRATA Jerry Mitsuo Hirata, born June 17, 1952, died on March 4, 2019 of pancreatic cancer. He was a graduate of Waipahu High School, class of 1970, and the University of Hawaii. Before passing, Jerry was the Lead Lender Relations Specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA.gov). He was very proud and passionate of his work and the many relationships he developed while working with the SBA and Central Pacific Bank, prior. Jerry joins his family in heaven, brother Miles Hirata, dad Hitoshi and mom Jane Meiko. He is survived by sister, Kay Bicoy (Stanley "Mel"), uncles, (...) (End Date: May 26) (p1)
May 19(10.) LAWRENCE CHOY CHANG November 27, 1927 ~ March 17, 2019 PEGGY YEN JENK TOM CHANG June 22, 1929 ~ March 2, 2019 Both of Honolulu. Choy was employed by Dole Can Plant. Peggy by First Hawaiian Bank and Kapiolani Community College. They are survived by their children: Rhonda (Olaf) Chang-Schoknecht, Kenneth (Paula) Chang, Donna (Ritch) Dinh; sister Margaret Tong; brothers: Sun Chang, Tuck Chang, Walter Chang, Robert Tom; grandchildren: Christopher Schoknecht and Benjamin Chang; nieces and nephews. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at St. Patrick's Church on Waialae Avenue. (End Date: May 22) (p1)