The Garden Island


May 14(1.) JUANITA ANNA SMITH Juanita Anna Smith was born on February 19, 1929 in Des Moines, Iowa to Ina L. Powers and Lawrence R. Smith. She spent the last several weeks of her life at her daughter's home where she died on April 21, 2021 at the age of 92. After graduating from Lincoln High School and attending music school at Drake University in Des Moines, Juanita, along with her parents and her five siblings, moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1947 for her father to work in management at the Hawaii Newspaper Agency. There Juanita met and married Philip Zeiler in (...) (End Date: May 14) (p1)
May 14(2.) MARGUERITE H. MODAN Of Niskayuna, New York, died on May 5, 2021 in Honolulu, Hawaii, after a short illness. Born on April 16, 1939 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Charlotte and Stanley Hollins. Beloved wife of Michael Modan; devoted mother of Gabriella Modan (Susan) of Washington, DC and Jonathan Modan (Sharon) of Niskayuna, New York; Loving grandmother of Logan and Claire Modan, and Charlotte Fleischmann-Modan. Also survived by dear cousins Dr. Edward Loebl of Tucson, Arizona and Richard Loebl of Plantation, Florida. Arrangements are private. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the (...) (End Date: May 14) (p1)
May 14(3.) HAROLD "TEX" LEE Harold "Tex" Lee, age 88, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on April, 30, 2021. He served in the US Coast Guard and retired from Pan American Airlines as a Duty Passenger Service Manager. He was preceded in death by his parents: Daisy Ching Lee and Hong Tai Lee and sister: Bessie Chong. He is survived by his daughter Michelle Lee Choe, son-in-law Tony Choe, sister Evelyn Lee, nieces, nephew, grand- nephew, and loyal companions: Kona and Malia. Thank you for your friendship and/or being a loving relative of his. Please pray for Tex on his journey to (...) (End Date: May 14) (p1)
May 14(4.) SHIZUE YAMASHITA HEDANI Shizue "Jenny" Yamashita Hedani, 85, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2021 under the loving care of Maria and Sonny Dingle with assistance from Bristol Hospice. Private services held. Shizue was born May 13, 1935 to Toyozo and Juto (Honda) Yamashita. She is predeceased by brothers, Hitoshi, Kiyoharu, and Chikara. Jenny attended Maui High School and enjoyed fellowship with her close life-long friends and classmates at reunions in Las Vegas. She retired from the State of Hawaii Judiciary as an Estate and Guardianship Specialist for the 2nd Circuit Court. She also served as a Bailiff (...) (End Date: May 14) (p1)
May 12(5.) RODNEY R. FUKUNAGA Celebration of Life for Rod Fukunaga. Come share your fond memories with family and friends on May 15, 2021 at 12pm for lunch. RSVP by May 14, 2021 to his sister Cynthia at (808) 227-8412. Covid19 Vaccination Card and Picture ID required. (End Date: May 14) (p1)