FUNERAL NOTICES

Jan 17(1.) SUI KING WONG 92, of Honolulu, passed away on December 22, 2020. Born in Canton, China. Predeceased by husband Phillip Kam Ming Wong. Survived by children Albert Wong, Suzel Hayashi, Marti Wise, Chester Wong and Sharon Yamamoto. 10 grandchildren. 14 great grandchildren. Private services held. (End Date: Jan 17) (p1)
Jan 17(2.) CHARLES M. OTA Charles M. Ota, better known as Charlie; husband, father, grandfather, and retired USAF Lt. Colonel, passed from this earthly life on December 31, 2020. He was 83 years of age. Charlie was born in Wailuku on the island of Maui on January 28, 1937. Upon the passing of his father at an early age, Charlie and his two siblings; Karen and Yoshio, were raised by their widowed mother, Elsie. Charlie was in ROTC while attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa. As a commissioned officer in the USAF, Charlie had the opportunity to live in Oahu, North (...) (End Date: Jan 17) (p1)
Jan 17(3.) BROTHER LEO MCINERNEY Brother Leo McInerney died on December 21, 2020 in a Chicago nursing home at the age of 80. Leo joined the Christian Brothers in 1958 and taught at numerous Catholic high schools across the country. From 1964 to 1970 he taught English and Religion at Damien Memorial H.S. in Honolulu. He was the son of Allen and Helene McInerney, who visited and lived in Hawaii for ten years over the same period. Leo loved Hawaii and sometimes said that his years at Damien were among the happiest of his life. For the past 25 years he has (...) (End Date: Jan 17) (p1)
Jan 17(4.) MAY S. KINOSHITA 84, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away on September 29, 2020. She was born in Koolaupoko, Oahu, to the late Koji and Fujiko Matayoshi, the oldest daughter of eight children. May graduated from Castle High School and worked in the banking industry for almost 60 years. She retired from First Hawaiian Bank at the age of 83 with 49 years of service. May was an active member of Anchor Church in Kaneohe and Hui O Laulima. She was very proud of her Okinawan heritage and where she came from. May grew up in Waiahole Valley where her family (...) (End Date: Jan 17) (p1)
Jan 17(5.) ROSELINE MIYOKO FUCHIGAMI MATAYOSHI 88, of Honolulu, passed away on December 2, 2020. Born in Hamakua, Hawaii and raised on Lanai, she was a retired bookkeeper for Island Paradise School Annex and a hostess at Flamingo Chuckwagon on Kapiolani Boulevard. She is survived by her husband, Harry Mitsuo Matayoshi, Sr., daughter, Ginger (Jayson Pana, Sr.) Matayoshi; sons, Harry Jr. and Tom Matayoshi; seven grand- children and four great-grand- children. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary (End Date: Jan 17) (p1)
Jan 17(6.) RONALD CHARLES KAUFFMAN It's with deep and heavy hearts that we share the passing of our beloved, Ronald Charles Kauffman, known to many as "Dad," "Big Daddy," "Pops," "Sonsy," and "Uncle Ron." Passed away on December 28th, 2020, peacefully at home surrounded with his family by his side. Born on September 28th, 1954, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Melvin and Bonita Kauffman, and married to his wife Stacy Ann for 43 blessed years. Ron retired from OTS in 2014 after 34 years of service to the company. In his spare time, Ron enjoyed coaching Kaimuki White Sox Little League baseball, was (...) (End Date: Jan 17) (p1)
Jan 17(7.) JOSE "ZECCA" ASENTISTA Jose "Zecca" Asentista, formerly of Kahana Bay, Oahu, peacefully passed away on December 8, 2020 at the age of 94. He attended Kahuku High School, played Varsity football and led his graduating class of 1945 as Senior Class President and Valedictorian. He was drafted into the US Army and stationed in Dulag Leyte, Philippines. He later achieved an Aircraft and Engine Mechanic degree. He joined the US Air Force in 1950 and was stationed in Guam and Japan. In 1952, he married Shirley Kiam Chew Kam and the Air Force relocated them to the Philippines and then (...) (End Date: Jan 17) (p1)
Jan 17(8.) THOMAS "ALVIN" A. F. CAIRES JR. August 25, 1948 - December 19, 2020 Son of Dolores and Thomas Caires Sr. of Wanaka Street, Aliamanu, Honolulu, Hawaii. Graduate of Radford High School and Veteran of the Vietnam War, with the U.S. Army. Beloved Father of Johanna, Myra, Nanea, Akoni, Liko, and (6) Grandchildren. Brother of Janice, Dianne and Beverly. He will Rest in Peace at Punchbowl Memorial Veteran's Cemetery. (End Date: Jan 17) (p1)
Jan 17(9.) TOSHI YAMAKAWA Toshi Yamakawa, 91, born in Wahiawa, Oahu, passed away on December 1, 2020. He served in the Army as a paratrooper, was a veteran of the Korean War, and retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He is survived by brothers Yeichi and Akira; nephews and nieces. Private services held. (End Date: Jan 17) (p1)
Jan 17(10.) MATTHEW SOON KWAN PYUN, JR. Matthew S.K. Pyun Jr. passed peacefully at home on January 2, 2021. He was born in Honolulu on March 21, 1937 to Elsie and Matthew S.K. Pyun Sr. He is an alumnus of Roosevelt High School, the University of Hawaii, and the Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. He began his law career as a law clerk for Federal Judge Martin Pence. Matthew had a long career in private practice, with a specialty in criminal law, and worked in government law as well, for the Offices of Corporation Counsel in both Honolulu and (...) (End Date: Jan 17) (p1)
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