The Garden Island
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Funeral Notices


94, passed away on January 12, 2018 with family at her side. Pat was born in Honolulu and graduated from Roosevelt High School (1941). Following graduation, she worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and later taught at Honolulu Business College. The greater part of her life was spent as a housewife and caring for family. She was pre-deceased by first husband Clarence Hoopai and son Roger Hoopai. She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years Richard Buchanan; sons Rodney Hoopai (Joyce) and Randy Hoopai; daughter Patty Takebayashi (Darrell). She was blessed with grandchildren Adam, Kanani, Alex, Marissa, Kristen and great-grandchildren Hera, Lusine, Clarent. Pat was predeceased by sisters Iris Lee, Estelle Nahinu and brothers Alvin Yap, Curtis Yap. She is survived by sisters Pearl Blair and Phyllis Young. Visitation 10:00 am and Services 11:00 am on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial 2:00 pm at Diamond Head Memorial Park.