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Honolulu Star Advertiser Friday, November 26, 2004
Burchell James Alcover, 53, of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Pearl City, a United Airlines employee, died in Colorado. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kandie; children Brandie and Burt J. Alcover, Darius Alcover-Monte Falcon, Chantelle Mitchell, Kristie Reed and Sydney Higa; father James; brother Derwin; sister Jamie Naauao; and nine grand- children. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday and noon Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 a.m. Monday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Rocky Mountain News (CO) – Sunday, November 21, 2004
BURCHELL JAMES ALCOVER, 53 of Aurora, died Friday, November 18, in Aurora. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and was employed by United Airlines in Denver, Colorado. He is survived by his wife, Kandie; three daughters; three sons and nine grandchildren. Visitation Monday, 5-8 p.m. and service on Tuesday at 10 a.m.; both at Newcomer East Metro Chapel in Aurora. Interment will be in Miliilani Memorial Park, Pearl City, Hawaii.
It doesn’t get the attention of the Iolani Classic. You probably won’t see any Blue Star High School All-Americans playing in it. Sometimes its highlights don’t even make the local TV sportscasts.
But to Hawaii, the James Alegre Invitational Basketball Tournament at Radford High School is a very important part of the annual high school hoops pre-season calendar.
Call it the Quiet Tournament. Just like its namesake.
I knew him as “Jimmy,” a man small in stature, but gigantic in heart. The students at Radford knew his as “Mr. Alegre,” but his players just called him “Coach.”
Every time I saw him, whether it was during the regular season or the post-season, he greeted me with a smile. That was his nature. His warm smile said everything you needed to know about the man.
“He had this gentle kindness about him,” says Radford’s current head basketball coach Kai Enos.
“He wasn’t the type of guy to fire out at the boys. He had this special ability to communicate with them.”
James Alegre passed away in October of cancer. But his name and his reputation for excellence live on. Radford names its gymnasium after the quiet coach who led his team to more than 600 victories and four state championships. And after he retired from the basketball sidelines to become his beloved school’s athletic director, they named this tournament after him.
“I’m just pleased that we were able to honor him before he died,” says Enos.
This year’s Alegre Invitational is the seventh-annual tourney. It features many of the top teams that the legendary coach faced numerous times, including some that will battle for this year’s state title. The field reads like a Who’s Who of the top programs in Hawaii - Iolani, Punahou, Kahuku, Kamehameha, Leilehua, Moanalua, Radford, and Alegre’s alma mater, Honokaa of the Big Island.
“This is one of the premier tournaments in the state,” Enos says. “Iolani is always here, Kamehameha is always here. We’ve had some great games.”
The tournament is scheduled to begin Thursday, Dec. 8, and runs for three straight days, concluding with the championship games on Saturday. All contests are slated to be played in Radford’s James Alegre Gymnasium.
It’s a fitting tribute to a man who brought so much joy to the basketball fans of Hawaii.
“I don’t know anybody who can duplicate what he did,” Enos says. “He admired (legendary UCLA head coach) John Wooden and he used Wooden’s philosophy of the Pyramid of Success.
He instilled those values in his players and he did the same with me. I know that philosophy has always helped me try to do the right thing.”
Doing the right thing was another one of Coach Alegre’s mantras. Whether it was on the court or in the classroom or out in the community, the veteran coach always wanted his players to do what was right. Coach Enos has carried on that tradition.
Enos is a former Kaimuki High School basketball player who went on to get his first varsity coaching position at Waianae High School. Although he only got to match up with Alegre on the court for one season, he recalls the experience very clearly.
“I remember he had a young team and we barely won,” Enos says. “He talked with me after the game and told me ‘keep the boys together.’ That was so important to hear. Nowadays, you don’t realize how hard a job that is to keep the team together. But Jimmy did a great job at that. He knew it wasn’t about who scores the most points or who got his name mentioned in the paper, but what was best for the team.”
In honor of the great coach, his wife Marsha, along with the help of the coaching staff at Radford, have established the James Alegre Scholarship Foundation for young athletes. Donations to honor this worthy cause may be made to: Radford High School c/o Principal Robert Stevens 4361 Salt Lake Blvd. Honolulu 96818.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald (Hilo, HI) - Monday, October 24, 2005
James Shigeo Alegre, 68, of Honolulu died Oct. 16 at The Queen's Medical Center. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired basketball coach and athletic director at Radford High School, Honolulu. Friends may call 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., Honolulu; memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 10 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the James Alegre Scholarship Fund at Radford High School. Survived by wife, Marsha Alegre of Honolulu; daughter, Alissa Alegre of Denver; parents, Florencio and Mikiyo Alegre of Kukuihaele; sisters, Florence McPeek of Kohala and Doris Teller of Honolulu. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.
William H. Amamalin, Jr.69, of Waianae, Hawaii, died on July 5, 2021 in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life and scattering of ashes: 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Pokai Bay Beach Park.
I AM LESLIE AMENT, I AM SUBMITTING THIS FOR MY SISTER ETHEL AMENT, WHO PASSED AWAY AT AGE 26YEARS OLD, IN 1978 OF MULTIPLE SCULROSIS. SHE PASSED AWAY HERE IN CHAS.,S.C. SHE LEFT 2 YOUNG BOYS WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY. ANY OF HER CLASS MATES WHO GRADUATED IN 1970 WITH ETHEL ARE WELCOMED TO E-MAIL ME AT : firstname.lastname@example.org Bless you all. Leslie
In Loving Memory of William Asbell
December 17, 1952 - April 15, 2016
William Vernon Asbell was born December 17th 1952 and passed away Friday, April 15th 2016 at the age of 63 after a long and arduous battle with Esophageal Cancer.
William is survived by his wife Ellen Asbell, son Jason Asbell, daughter Kimberly Asbell, and brother Kenneth Asbell, along with many loving nieces, nephews and close relatives.
William was born in Spokane, Washington to Rita Holzbauer and William Rudolph Asbell on December 17th 1952.
William's father was a Chief Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Because of this, they moved throughout the United States, Japan and Guam, finally settling on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. William attended school from 9th grade through college on the island. He was a Radford High School graduate, class of 1970.
William aka (Bill) or (Vernie) was dearly loved and admired by many. Those that knew him well understood that he was a man of many talents like no other.
Intellectually curious, humble, voracious reader, astronomer, amazing builder, decent cook, loyal friend and most importantly, a loving generous husband, father, brother and devout Christian.
There is a deep void in our lives and the silence is deafening at this time. We will all cherish the joyful memories of William as we move forward in our daily lives. The world has lost a true gentleman and a scholar.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts - family, friends, Evergreen Hospice, Overlake Hospital Oncology and UW Hospital.
Sad news. Vernon was my good friend in High School and visited me while I attended college in Oklahoma. While we went our separate ways I always had fond memories of our times together. His dogs always made me laugh when visiting. He was always kind hearted and had a gentle spirit. Once while we were at a waterfall near Honolulu a boulder fell off the cliff and landed about 30 feet from him! We got out of there in a hurry and it took us 2 weeks to get the courage to return. Bees had carved the boulder from the side of the cliff.
Anthony Banks: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Anthony Banks State of Issue: Pennsylvania Date of Birth: Sunday, December 02, 1951 Date of Death: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Est. Age at Death: 56 years, 11 months, 3 days Confirmation: Proven
Last known residence: City: Houston; Astrodome; Astroworld County: Harris State: Texas ZIP Code: 77025
David C. Berger: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: David C. Berger State of Issue: Hawaii Date of Birth: Wednesday, July 09, 1952 Date of Death: Sunday, November 10, 1996 Est. Age at Death: 44 years, 4 months, 1 day Confirmation: Proven
Honolulu Star Advertiser Friday, November 19, 2017
Gerald Steven Bicoy 65, of Molokai, Hawaii, died on October 26, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation: 9 a.m.; Services: 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Bethel Chapel Assembly of God in Waipahu.
Most of you probably don't know me, Rick Robbins. Rebecca Robbins(Douglas) was my wife. I felt Patrick was a friend. We e-mailed back and forth a bit. We both spent much of our lives in health care. Any way I will miss him. Rick Robbins �
Our friend and classmate left us in August, ’83 in Maui. He was the owner of the Hobie stores on Maui and on the island of Hawaii. Jerry graduated from the University of Hawaii with a BS degree in 1975.
Jerry was a most wonderful and loving friend. A mentor to all who knew him, he was the hub of a familial wheel that spun into the far reaches of space! He loved life; was the epitome of life! He celebrated good food, wine and our Mother Ocean! I loved him dearly and always....he changed my life...
From Robert Jay on June 20th, 2012
I knew Jerry since the eighth grade. He was one of my best and closest friends. Miss you my brother!
From Wayne Braden on May 24th, 2010
Jerry has always been one of the main new friends i met on first moving to Hawaii in 1969. I've thought of him maybe a thousand times since 69 and now to hear he is gone before us. I love him.
Willard Fred Brewer passed away in 1995 of pulmonary hypertension. He was a wonderful husband and successful provider. At the time of his death, he was a lieutenant at the Washington State Department of Corrections at McNeil Island.
Willard F. Brewer: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Willard F. Brewer State of Issue: Washington Date of Birth: Sunday, August 05, 1951 Date of Death: Friday, December 08, 1995 Est. Age at Death: 44 years, 4 months, 3 days
A prayer service for Miss Carla Doina Buckingham will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in Chapel of Memories Mortuary.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Divine Redeemer Roman Catholic Church.
Celebrants will be the Revs, Omer V, Foxhoven, William Volmer and Robert Kinkel.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery with Byron Evans, Bob Heyburn, Jeff Dutton, Charles Keagle, Donald Shelafo, and Robert Strader serving as pallbearers.
Miss Buckingham, 1619 Glacier Drive, died Friday in an airplane accident near Monument. She was a student at the University of Colorado.
She was born Dec. 6, 1951 in Missoula, Mont.
She was a graduate of Radford High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, and would have graduated next month with a degree in medical technology from the Denver University Hospital branch in Boulder. She belonged to Divine Redeemer Church.
She is survived by her parents, Lt. Col. And Mrs. Jack L. Buckingham of Colorado Springs; three brothers, Collin, Thatcher and Mathow, and two sisters, Jan Marie and Mia Ann, all of this city; her grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Dobbin, Terry, Mont., and several aunts and uncles.
Carla and I met as freshmen at the University of Colorado in Boulder. We dated off and on from November, 1970 until she died. We were pretty serious for the first couple of years, but school, distance and the stupidity (mine) of youth interfered, though we did remain friends. She had a great family and I was privileged to be able to know them fairly well, though we didn't stay in contact for very long after. I was honored and grateful that they asked me to be a pallbearer for her.
Carla was beautiful, smart, and adventurous. I'm convinced that she would have had a bright, happy future if she'd had the chance. She really loved high school and talked about Radford (though I didn't remember the name) and Hawaii a lot. Those were really great and memorable years for her.
I haven't thought about Carla for a long time. For some reason, she came to my mind a week or so ago. It made me miss her all over again, but I do cherish my memories of her.
So, just out of curiosity I "googled" her name and found your reunion website. When I saw that she was on your "lost and found" page and not on the Memorial page, I wanted to honor her by seeing if you would add her to the Memorial page. I hope it will bring back memories of her to the friends she had.
Hawaii is one of my favorite places to visit. I understand why Carla loved it so much.
Linda Cacpal was a lay person, a retired state employee, a convert, a parish minister with a love for the church so total that the bishop was moved to preside at her funeral.
“This dear sister of ours dedicated her life to God completely,” Bishop Larry Silva told those who came to say goodbye to their friend in Christ, Jan. 12, at St. Elizabeth Church in Aiea. Eight priests concelebrated. Three deacons assisted.
Cacpal died on the day after Christmas in the home of her godchild and caregiver Leila Tee after suffering through a number of illnesses. She was 62.
She worked in a variety of parish and diocesan ministries. She was a Secular Franciscan. And several years ago, Bishop Silva put her on the Diocesan Pastoral Council, his mostly lay advisory panel.
On Oct. 9, 2001, she became a Consecrated Virgin Living in the World, a designation for independent, single women who dedicate their lives to prayer and service in their local diocese. It is an ancient and uncommon vocation, and a good fit for Linda who was a self-reliant and liberated spirit.
“Was our Linda a saint?” asked Cacpal’s fellow St. Elizabeth parishioner Wendy Ford in her eulogy. “Pretty close,” she said.
Anyone who knew Linda would agree.
For more than three decades she immersed herself in service, in study, in work and prayer, mostly at her beloved Aiea parish.
Her primary work at St. Elizabeth — she did a lot of things — was as the director of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA, the program that prepares people for entrance into the Catholic faith. She held that position for 28 years, from 1982 to 2010.
Cacpal’s RCIA program consistently welcomed two and three times the number of converts every year than most other Hawaii’s parishes. When asked once why this might be, she shrugged it off and took no credit. Her parish is a friendly place, she said.
But if you start counting, which she wasn’t inclined to do, you discover that she helped bring hundreds of new Catholics into the faith.
A 2006 Hawaii Catholic Herald story examined the success of her program.
“God had a plan for me,” Cacpal told the newspaper. “I’ve always felt in my heart that this is what I was meant to do.”
Nevertheless, she credited her team of teachers and volunteers for the parish’s accomplishments.
“I could never do it all by myself. It takes a team of people to make something like this work,” she said.
“We are a very friendly and welcoming parish,” she said. “Maybe that’s why people enjoy coming here.”
A cathedral convert
Linda Dorothy Lei Cacpal was born on May 5, 1952, the only child of Cipriano Manzano and Malinda Cora Cacpal. She graduated from Radford High School in 1970 and earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Seattle University, a Jesuit institution.
She worked for 32 years as a supervisor for the Hawaii State Department of Taxation, retiring in 2007.
Linda’s baptism on Oct. 9, 1976, at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral, was the beginning of her passionate journey in the Catholic faith.
In a 2010 letter to Our Sunday Visitor, a national Catholic weekly newspaper, she hinted at what attracted her to the church: “I think the drama of the Mass, especially during Lent, was one of the factors that drew me to the church. Sunday after Sunday I would go to the cathedral, see what the priest was doing and be fascinated. I remember my first experiences of the Triduum while not yet a Catholic … especially walking into the absolutely dark church at the Vigil … Holy Mother Church is one unending drama.”
With the enthusiasm of a convert, a fervor that would not diminish, she volunteered for various ministries at the cathedral, before moving in 1982 to Aiea and her final parish, St. Elizabeth.
Somewhere along the line, she fell in love with Pope Benedict XVI. It was a gradual thing. In her more impetuous youth as a theology student in Seattle, Cacpal had dismissed the then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as theologically rigid.
But the more she read about the later-Pope Benedict, the more enamored she became. It was much more than an appreciation of the pope’s towering intellect. She was attracted by the clarity of his writing, his refinement, his humility, and perhaps even their shared love of cats.
She was a pure fan, the kind who would travel all the way to New York to see the man, to be one in a crowd of tens of thousands, despite her frail health and need for dialysis three times a week.
That was in 2008, when Pope Benedict made a trip to the East Coast. Cacpal’s papal pilgrimage gained her a feature story in the Honolulu Advertiser.
Around that time she cyber-befriended Rocco Palmo, the Philadelphia-based writer of Whispers in the Loggia, one of the Catholic Church’s most informed blogs, who told the rest of the world about Linda’s intrepid trip. Cacpal would thereafter find herself mentioned in Palmo’s postings from time to time.
The dialysis dependency that made her New York journey risky was only one of several medical crosses she bravely carried.
When an illness took her away from the parish for extended periods of time, she kept friends informed of her medical condition, mostly for their sake, not hers.
Her typical emails would open with a nod to God: “First of all, I give praise and thanks to God for his mercy and goodness. He has never left me to myself and has given me so many opportunities to be of service and for that I am very grateful.”
Then down to business: “For many of you this may be hard news to hear but I’m including you in this email because I consider you all my friends and part of my parish and spiritual family. Please do not worry, but I ask for your prayers on this new journey of life. This morning I met with a specialist who gave me news of a biopsy …”
She always ended on a gracious note. “God bless you for all that you have been, will continue to be, in my life through our Lord Jesus. … Love you all. … Peace and every good thing. … Keeping the sun to my face. … Linda.”
Late last year, it all became too much for Linda and on Dec. 26 she died.
On that day, her friend Palmo, in a final blog posting, wrote, “Darling Linda, this Christmas the Word Made Flesh came for you. May Marianne and Damien lead you in — pray for us!”
The Internet was the medium for other tributes as well.
“She was so instrumental in my faith formation,” wrote a friend on Facebook. “Everything she did was done with the intent of glorifying Jesus. Even in dying, she waited til after Christmas so that the celebration of the birth of Christ would be just that. Typical Linda. God bless you Linda. Thank you for all your wisdom shared in our conversations. Thank you also for all the guidance you gave when I needed it most. No more suffering, rest in peace and know that you are loved.”
Said another: “I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of this wonderful woman. She truly exemplified what being a Christian was all about. May perpetual light shine upon her.”
Other entries simply said, “Aloha” and “Amen.”
‘Here I am Lord’
Linda had planned her own funeral liturgy, opening it with the hymn, “Here I Am Lord.”
It continues with words that could have been written about her: “It is I Lord. / I have heard you calling in the night. / I will go, Lord, where you lead me. / I will hold your people in my heart.”
Her first reading was a passage from the intimate lovers’ dialogue in the Song of Solomon, with such lines as, “For I am faint with love. His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.” Not your usual funeral meditation, but for Linda, it fit.
Wendy Ford’s eulogy paid homage to Linda’s gifts and contributions.
“Her legacy will forever be all the countless numbers of men and women who came seeking wholeness and found God,” she said.
“This one simple, yet complex woman, a Catholic convert no less, was so filled with love for God and the Catholic faith,” Ford said.
“Her theological knowledge knew no bounds. She was like a walking Catholic encyclopedia and catechism all stored in one female mainframe,” she said.
With no relatives in Hawaii, her family was literally a church one, Ford said, fellow parish ministers, council and committee members, liturgy coordinators, sacristans, choir members, religious education teachers, diocesan colleagues, converts and her brothers and sisters of the Secular Franciscans.
Capuchin Franciscan Father Michel Dalton’s funeral homily highlighted Linda’s impact a committed layperson.
“What a beautiful day!” her former pastor began. “She did it again. She got us all together.”
“She was a woman of God, not perfect, but always striving for perfection,” he said, “a woman of the church.”
“She loved the church, this parish community, the church universal,” Father Dalton said. “She taught us about joyfulness.”
Her life was one of “loving, forgiving and embracing community. She lived simply, simply, simply,” he said, following St. Augustine’s credo, “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”
Linda Cacpal was buried at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park in Kaneohe.
Honolulu Star Advertiser Thursday, January 8, 2015
Linda Dorothy Lei Cacpal, 62, of Aiea, a retired state Department of Taxation supervisor, died in Makakilo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by goddaughter Lela Thelen. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Services: 10:45 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.
Catherine Ann Takahashi, 62, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department clerk typist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Walter, daughter Mary and brothers Joseph, Robert and Frank Cambra. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.
Scott Randall Chatterley of Wailua died Feb. 2, 2010, at his home at age 57. Born on Dec. 29, 1952, in Boston, Mass., he was the owner of Construction Supply of Hawai‘i. He was preceded in death by his parents Archie and Marj Chatterley. He is survived by his wife Malia Chatterley of Kaua‘i; sons Jason Chatterley of California, Ryan Chatterley of O‘ahu and Kalani (Mary) Duhaylongsod of Kaua‘i; sisters Carol (Richard) Sears of O‘ahu and Susan (Roger) Greer of Arizona; and one grandchild. Memorial service at 4 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Kalapaki Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire is suggested.
Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary. Contact Malia at 346-8061 for more information.
Sylvia Wai Fong Chung, 75, of Aiea, died March 28, 2010. Born in Honolulu. A retired Radford High School registrar. Survived by husband, Lawrence; son, Thomas; daughter, Diane Yuen; three grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.
When I first arrived in the islands and at Radford, not all my classes could be matched up. Mrs. Chung made a spot for me in the Registrar's office and made me feel truly welcome. I remember seeing her at the 25th reunion. Her loss really leaves a hole in my heart when I think about everything at Radford.
From Jneva Nakama on September 6th, 2010
I saw Mrs. Chung a little while back at my jobsite when she broke the news to me about her cancer. That broke my heart. I gave her a great big hug along with the assurance that she would beat it .She left a legacy behind. She will always be missed at our get togethers and will always be in our hearts.
From Tim Castle on September 2nd, 2010
Mrs. Chung epitomized the Ram Spirit and it was a great honor to know her. Sylvia rests at Punchbowl - on a hill - surely she is still checking folks in. Warmest Aloha.
Memorial Announcement by Jennifer Williams (Daughter) A life so beautifully lived deserves to be remembered and celebrated. Please join us to honor Rebecca Robbins, wife of Richard Robbins, mother of Jennifer Williams, grandmother to Brianna Williams, sister to Robbin Douglas Miranda, Martin Douglas (deceased), Janet Douglas and Scott Douglas, their beloved children (many nieces and nephews), and many additional cherished family members and dear friends. The service will be held on Monday, August 30th at 11am, followed with lunch and a time to share memories. The location is Lincoln Presbyterian Church, 900 Douglas Road, Stockton, CA, 95207. If you have questions about the service, traveling to Stockton, or anything else, please feel free to contact me. We have created a special place to share any & all the memories you have of Rebecca (www.forevermissed.com/rebeccarobbins). We would love to see your stories, pictures, videos, special songs - whatever is on your heart. We look forward to sharing the posts and pictures during the service. The site is free, secure, and easy to use. To combat this terrible disease, which took Rebecca far too soon and deeply impacted our lives, please consider donating memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association (https://act.alz.org). Rebecca had a deep endearing love for her heavenly Father, spreading His love through personal and professional relationships to everyone she could. Her church family, Pastor Fred Jantz, and Lincoln Presbyterian Church, have reflected this love back to our family. We thank them with all of our hearts, and would also encourage donations directly to the church. A final thought - spread her love throughout your own lives. Eat ice cream (she loved it!), sing loud, hug each other, help one another, and smile. Allow her legacy to live far beyond her life. The outpouring of love for my mother has been wonderful and healing. Thank you so much.
Kenny Esperas age 64, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Spokane, WA unexpectedly from complications during his recovery from hip replace- ment surgery.
Ken was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Salvador and Nina Esperas, then relocated to Spokane, WA to raise his family. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Darlene; sons Owen and Chan; daughter Leanne; daughter-in-law Barb; grandchildren Ryan and Maile; brothers: John, Clifford, Sydney and sister Corinne. Ken is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Hershel and Donald, sister Sana and other beloved family members.
Ken worked at Fasteners Inc. for 19 years and held multiple positions within shipping and receiving. He retired from the City of Spokane after 17 years in parking enforcement. He had many passions that included: his love of God, spending time with his family, playing music, football, volleyball, camping, taking long walks on the beach, cooking and making jewelry, but most of all he had a passion for people and spreading the aloha spirit. He had something very special about him that gave him the ability to connect with people; he cared about them, he invested in them, he rejoiced in their successes, he encouraged them to take risks, and was there to protect them. Most notable, Ken had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh. A cherished friend said it best, "Ken Esperas was the walking, living example, the personification of "PONO" because he was ALL THINGS GOOD in everything he did."
We want to give a special Thank You to all his family, friends, medical staff and specialist who cared for him. Aloha!
A Memorial Service for the beloved Ken Esperas will be at St. Francis of Assisi at 1104 W. Heroy Ave., Spokane, WA 99205 on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM, with a reception to follow in the event hall for a late lunch and to visit, share memories, bring your instrument and play music, and dance hulas. Sympathy cards can be mailed to the Esperas Family at P.O. Box 3966, Spokane, WA 99220.
Koli K. Faaola: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Koli K. Faaola State of Issue: Guam Date of Birth: Saturday, July 21, 1951 Date of Death: Monday, August 01, 2005 Est. Age at Death: 54 years, 11 days Confirmation: Verified
Born October 6, 1951, in Honolulu, HI, passed away on July 28, 2018. Predeceased by his parents, Florence Ohama Fasi and Mayor Frank F. Fasi. Carl's exuberance, warm and outsized personality, jokes and good humor will be missed. He is survived by sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews. Private services. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC
I knew many boys and girls in high school... in 2 high schools, actually (Air Force brat).
I knew a few who matured to adulthood before graduation.
And some who would never grow up.
I am pleased and proud to call many of these my friends. At the time, my best friends.
But Lindy was the most comforting and peaceful soul I believe I ever met. She was a 60's hippie chick who's father was a Navy Commander and was transferred to Cheyenne Mountain... the center of our nation's aerospace and defense capabilities. It's a mountain designed to withstand a direct nuclear strike.
Lindy, often -- beatiful long straight dark hair and round wide eyes -- had a natural defense.... she was at peace, always. She would lose hair at points in her life as radiation treatment for her Hodgkins disease ravaged her immune system with nearly as disastrous a result as the disease itself.
But she always had a smile and a gentle laughing giggle.
We became friends only a few months before she left Hawaii. But I quickly fell effortlessly in love with the sweetest, dearest soul I'd ever meet.
And even when I joined the Army and then when I asked for Vietnam, Lindy remained my close good friend. Her parents welcomed me to their home where I stayed when I'd visit. And through combat as war unsettled my mind, Lindy would -- in a few words in a letter or a visit when I was on leave -- Lindy would settle me with her peace.
My PTSD pulled me apart from everyone I knew or remembered before the war. And, too late, when I found help and wanted to call Lindy to tell her she'd likely helped me to retain what little spirit I had left after war, I found I had much less than I'd hoped. Her father, Joe, said that soon after 40, she turned to him one night and said, "Daddy, it's time." He would take her to the hospital one last time.
And Lindy would join the older souls. And somehow the world seemed just a whole lot less peaceful when I heard the news.
That, Lindy would have said, was selfish. It's never a matter of having to let go of something you've never really had. From the moment I met Lindy Fiedeldey, she had that much less time to share with her. She always knew that. Not one of us who knew her ever did.
Her full embrace of the joys of friendship and love taught us all so much more about how to live than how to die. And the loss I felt in not reaching her spurred me on to renew friendships of the past and rekindle them not as dying embers, but as warming coals... ashes to ashes, no... just another journey for Lindy Fiedeldey's soul.
In absolute loving memory of the most selfless person I have ever known -- Lynn Marie Fiedeldey Dennis Geehan
Edward A. Forvilly: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Edward A. Forvilly State of Issue: Hawaii Date of Birth: Tuesday, May 01, 1951 Date of Death: Sunday, November 26, 1995 Est. Age at Death: 44 years, 6 months, 25 days
Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - Tuesday, October 5, 1993
DOYLE H. "HARRY" GAMBRELL JR., 40, of Land O' Lakes died Saturday at University Community Hospital in Tampa. A lifelong resident of Tampa, he was a water management engineer and an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his father, Doyle H. Gambrell Sr. of Wellborn; a son, Joshua Doyle of Tampa; a brother, Tom P. of Tampa; a sister, Christine N. Duncan of Tampa; and his grandmother, Ella G. Bond of Tampa. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.
Doyle H. Gambrell: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Doyle H. Gambrell State of Issue: Florida Date of Birth: Wednesday, November 12, 1952 Date of Death: Saturday, October 02, 1993 Est. Age at Death: 40 years, 10 months, 20 days
From Terrie Gambrell McDaniel on January 28th, 2010
Harry was my first cousin and good friend. He suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 40. He is survived by his son, Joshua Gambrell, of Oak Ridge, TN. He is sorely missed by his family. Our fathers were identical twins who were stationed in the U.S. Air Force at Hickam AFB. Following High School, Harry attended the University of Florida as a participant of the R.O.T.C. Program. He graduated with a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering and then served his country in the USAF. Harry was the brother of Chris Gambrell and also cousin of Don Gambrell who attended Radford High School from 1968 to 1970.
Donald Anthony Gradle, 52, of San Leandro, Calif., died Aug. 17, 2004. Born in Honolulu. A long-haul trucker. Survived by parents, Donald and Christine Gradle; daughters, Kristy Gradle and Lani Mason; two grandsons; sisters, Sandra Ackerman, Amber Saniatan, Christine McAngus and Jo Marie Holt; brothers, Michael and Herbert. Ashes to be scattered at a later date.
Donald A. Gradle: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Donald A. Gradle State of Issue: Hawaii Date of Birth: Sunday, October 12, 1952 Date of Death: Saturday, August 14, 2004 Est. Age at Death: 51 years, 10 months, 2 days Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence: City: San Leandro County: Alameda State: California ZIP Code: 94579
Written by his son, Ben Grossmann (Public Post from his Facebook page)
It’s with a heavy heart that I share that my dad, Bruce Grossmann passed away unexpectedly of natural causes this Saturday in Fairbanks, Alaska.
He was a great man who was always smiling and brought light and joy into the lives of everyone he met. He had an endless story available at a moment's notice and could enrapture the most disinterested passer-by into a journey around the world and back again. If he ever needed a moment to decide where to go next, he’d say “man… that’s just too far out!”
And then he’d make it even farther out.
Bruce could trip over a rock, then identify the rock and with a look around the valley, tell you the whole story of how that rock probably came into being, and how it got underfoot. Then he’d put that rock in his pocket for safekeeping. That applies to plants, people, stars, creatures, and objects in general at any point in recorded history. He never forgot a detail or how that detail was connected to other details, and how those details added up to a big picture that had meaning to us all. And then he’d give you a small memento to take with you. He was the most Alaskan I ever met.
He didn’t just talk though, he listened to people and by doing so, inherited their experiences so he could share them with others. Why, he was so knowledgeable that I didn’t need to go to school at all just from being around him. They printed me up a certificate right there at home and sent me off into the world to help other people too.
Bruce served his country in the US Army for 15 years, first as a medic, then as a signals intelligence officer. He followed in the footsteps of his dad (Lieutenant Colonel) and his mom (Sergeant). His grandparents, Earl and Alice, were farmers and they all instilled in him the discipline to work hard when things needed to be done.
He gave this nation his all until he was needed elsewhere.
When you mix being raised in a military family and being raised by farmers, you create a special kind of human that’s rare in this world.
We never saw him turn down a person in need, and growing up our home was at various times a half-way house, a hostel, and a foster home. He picked up every hitchhiker and made us kids ride in the trunk if needed. The entire State of Alaska was “right on his way” when anyone was in need. He probably could have been a millionaire several times over, but he seemed to like to keep his bank account as close to zero as possible. Other people's needs were always more important, and he always considered himself fortunate to have a little extra to give, even when he really didn’t.
Dad was great at getting people out of bed at 3am to go quarter a road-killed moose on the side of the road at -45º and he knew exactly who in town needed the meat the most. He’d make sure they got it and then stay an extra moment to pray with them over any needs that he couldn’t address on that visit.
As a minister, he baptized every kid as though it was his own, married every couple knowing he’d answer the calls at midnight, and led every funeral service with a tear in his eye as if he was burying his only son.
And through it all, he’d never stop smiling.
He was singlehandedly the only reason I believe there might be a God after all.
He was a decent enough gunslinger when he needed to be, but could most often talk a fiery temper down. He erred on the side of giving people the benefit of the doubt and had a hard time holding too much of a grudge. That even applied to mosquitos and I’m not sure how he wasn’t drained long ago while shoveling pay dirt shirtless on the mining claim.
I didn't always agree with his old fashioned ways, but in looking back, I see clearly that he taught me to use reason and logic to challenge literally anything and everything and even seemed to enjoy it when I used it against him. I still haven’t become half the person he was, and I may never.
Bruce’s story ended sooner than it should have. But as with all things Bruce, he managed to squeeze two or three lifetimes out of one, so he left nothing unfinished. It seems dad maybe gave a little too much attention the rest of us, and not enough on his own needs, and eventually that did him in. But I don’t think he’d have done it any other way.
He goes to be with The Lord now, but we’re not done with him yet and I count on all who knew him to share the lessons he taught us, and the joy he brought us, far and wide. As we lift other people up, we should remember that we can’t do a good job of it if we don’t stay healthy and take care of ourselves too.
In lieu of flowers, we’ve set up a university scholarship in Bruce’s name so he can continue to serve the community he believed in so strongly. We ask that donations be sent to "The University of Alaska Foundation - Bruce Grossmann Scholarship."
Please write in the Comments this gift is “In Memory Of Bruce Grossmann” so that your kind donation goes to the scholarship fund and can be given to people in need seeking a path upward in education from the villages he served.
I know he’d really appreciate your kindness.
You can make a contribution online here: https://engage.alaska.edu
Or contribute by check or wire on this page: https://www.alaska.edu/.../for-donors/ways_to_give/index.xml
If you've got pictures of Bruce that you'd like to share with the family, please drop them here: https://www.dropbox.com/request/ULeBb2QDA14Sw0cZZH7y
September 16, 2020
Bruce Grossmann went to be with The Lord this September 12th, after 68 years of service to God, his country, and his fellow man.
Bruce was born in Washington, D.C., September 9, 1952. The son of LTC Gordon E Grossmann and SGT Marjorie Margaret Lillian (Whitmore) Grossmann, he was raised in a military family and frequently recounted wonderful childhood memories between his family farm in Wisconsin with his grandparents, Earl and Alice, and tours of duty as a military dependent throughout the US and Japan.
He attended high school at Radford High School, in Hawaii; and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, VA, in 1970. He continued his journey in service to God at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. He received a degree in Biblical Studies in 1975.
Upon graduation, Bruce joined the US Army, following in the footsteps of many generations of his family. Shortly thereafter, he married his college sweetheart, Dawn Elise Warren and had the first two of four children, Benjamin Tyndale, and Sarah Brooke. He served as a medic (91C) for 4 years before being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Signal Corps at Ft. Gordon, Georgia.
In 1981, Bruce and his family drove the Alaska Highway to the state he’d call home for the rest of his life. He was stationed first in Ft. Wainwright, then Ft. Greely until 1988. They took in everything the great state had to offer, and during this time Bruce became passionate about the history of Alaska, its people, geology, and wildlife. He never wasted an opportunity to take his family to explore every mountain range and river, and to meet the other great people who also called this land home.
In 1988, service to his country transferred him back to Ft. Gordon, Georgia, where his son Elias Franklin was born, and then Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey, where his daughter Annalise May joined the family.
Homesick for Alaska and his service completed, Bruce left the Army in July of 1990. The family packed up their belongings and drove across North America yet again to settle in Delta Junction, Alaska, where they homeschooled their children and became a part of the community.
During the next 30 years, Bruce served the people of Alaska as a licensed deacon and minister to many communities along the Alaska Highway for The Alaska Mission For Christ of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Healy Lake Village, Tetlin, Northway, Dot Lake, and especially Tanacross were dear to his heart. Ben, Sarah, Eli and Annie grew up playing in the homes of their Tanacross friends and consider them all beloved family. The Grossmann home often played host to passing travelers and people in need.
Bruce served on the Delta City Council from 1994 to 1997 and even ran for State House in 1996. He was active in The Delta Chamber of Commerce, The Delta Historical Society, The Fairbanks Coin Club, American Legion Post #22, Delta Junction Seniors, and The Pioneers of Alaska Igloo #35. A life member of the NRA, he also served many years as secretary of the District 9 Republican Caucus. Bruce and Dawn also ran Denali Lutheran Preschool in Delta Junction, where Bruce was director for 17 years. He worked for the University of Alaska for more than a decade, where he continued his education and received a Master of Public Administration degree in 1998.
In recent years, Bruce became a consummate host at the Sullivan Road House in Delta Junction; as an oral historian, Bruce gave one of the most extensive and informative tours of the roadhouse and its role in the development of Alaska, calling on his vast knowledge of the area’s history. He staked and worked a gold claim on Tenderfoot Creek, and could often be found there in a swarm of mosquitoes, shovel in hand, dredging up some “color” with tourists who’d been passing through town.
Bruce’s passion for the Lord’s work has been the driving force in his life, and his family is comforted knowing that he now sits at the banquet table with his Lord, having brought light to countless lives and created a legacy of selfless service.
Bruce leaves behind his father Gordon Grossmann, his brothers Bud Grossmann (Carol Twilt), Larry Grossmann (Alla Zoueva), sister Sharon Werts and her companion Pat Bahr. His children: Benjamin Grossmann (Ariane Rosier), Sarah Brooke Grossmann, SSG Elias Grossmann, USA (Dakota Conley), Annalise Grossmann and her companion Josh Moore. His grandchildren: Airman Rafe Grossmann USAF, Scarlet Rosier, and Dax Grossmann. Bruce leaves behind his fiancée, Flower Cole as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family.
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, September 19th, with a viewing at 2PM followed by a service at 3PM, outside the Sullivan Roadhouse in beautiful downtown Delta Junction. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Portage, Wisconsin, with military honors. Family and friends are invited to attend.
Bruce would have felt strongly about the safety of his guests due to Covid-19. We have two vulnerable attendees for whom we know Covid 19 would be fatal so we will observe social distancing and wearing of masks. We ask your help in ensuring their protection.
In lieu of flowers, we’ve set up a university scholarship in Bruce’s name for the community he believed in so strongly. We ask that donations be sent to the University of Alaska Foundation - Bruce Grossmann Scholarship. Please write in the Comments this gift is “In memory Of Bruce Grossmann” so that your kind donation goes to the scholarship fund and can be given to people in need seeking a higher education.
You can make a contribution online here: https://engage.alaska.edu
Or contribute by check or wire on this page: https://www.alaska.edu/.../for-donors/ways_to_give/index.xml
Ronald Allen Harbison, 65 of Hawaii Kai, HI and Las Vegas, NV. He was an airforce brat, born abroad but raised primarily in Foster Village, HI. Ron was a 1970 graduate of Radford HS, and a few yrs. later migrated to Las Vegas. Here he had a successful career with Boyd Gaming starting at the California Hotel, where he met his future wife Gigi. After 38 yrs. in LV, Ron and Gigi retired and moved back to Oahu, his 2nd true love! My Ron was a devoted husband, and father to Ron S. Harbison (ShonShon) and Maile Harbison (Daniel), and adored his grandchildren Hanna and Henley. Ron passed away on May 2, after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Ron is survived by his siblings, Richard and Kim Harbison. There will be no visitation services for Ron donated his body to scientific study at Burns University. We will have a Celebration of Life for him on June 15, from 5-8pm on Oahu. Please contact Gigi for further information.
I was very sad to read the news of Ron's passing. I knew Ron since we played Little League together. I remember we were the only Lefties on the team. Ron was always a friendly and mellow person. He was very easy to get along with, and had a calming demeanor. I was happy to hear that he moved back to Hawaii to live, and enjoy his final years there. He will be missed.
Richard E. Heller: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Richard E. Heller State of Issue: Hawaii Date of Birth: Friday August 08, 1952 Date of Death: Tuesday June 17, 2003 Est. Age at Death: 50 years, 10 months, 9 days
Last known residence: City: Waianae; Nanakuli County: Honolulu State: Hawaii Confirmation: Verified ZIP Code: 96792
From Lyrita Kimbrell Gochenouer on November 21st, 2013
I remember Rick's easy smile. How strange that I should sit up suddenly tonite thinking of him, as if he were right here. Unusual. In searching the internet for something about him, I stumbled on to this site. Such a blessing. Thank you, Rick.
From Harriet Chung on March 12th, 2013
I only knew Rick because of his athletic abilities and his mischievious smile. I have an athletic pendant with chain that I found at a Holiday Inn I visited once. I would like to return it to his family. It has his name on the back side. God bless you, Rick. Aloha, Harriet Chung
From Simms Jr. Leroy on March 15th, 2010
Basketball and Rick was like to me Sly and the Family Stone, "I Want To Take You Higher."
We lived next door to each other for a number of years on Hickam and we would sit out on the roof late at night, in our back yards, and the patio, our conversations were about the current challenges beyond our parents that we faced in school (Spanish Class, Pool Parties, Dating, Drinking, Friends & Athletics) as well as our personal futures that he and I would face after graduation, those many conversations are a continuous memorax two head tape machine that is inbedded in my heart, a bit older, it still runs, and the bottom line...was our love of being a Radford Ram.
In loving memory always from one RamBabe to Another.
From Chris Ehlers - Clothier on November 1st, 2017
Bobby was actually my calabash cousin!! His and my family travelled, or should I say followed each other, to many Air Force Bases since we were kids. All of us landing in Hawaii and many of us stayed!!!
Great memories of so many places, but Timberline Camp on Oahu definitely stands out!!!
I have tried to find Bobby for so many years and once thought I had through a FB search but as it turned out it was not him.
I have also been looking for his sisters Rocky and Ronnie! If ANYONE knows how I can get in touch please please let me know!!!
I will miss Bobby...and so very sad that I was not able to reconnect before his passing. Hopefully, the girls and I can be in touch.
Imua Ikiaka (move forward with strength). chris
K. Typer: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: K. Typer State of Issue: Hawaii Date of Birth: Thursday October 16, 1952 Date of Death: Wednesday June 08, 2011 Est. Age at Death: 58 years, 7 months, 23 days Confirmation: Verified
Janzen, Sandra Lorraine transitioned peacefully, surrounded by those who loved her deeply, on the 25th of December 2011 at her tranquil home in Phoenix, Arizona. Sandy was born on the 8th of July 1952 in Topeka, Kansas. Sandy is survived by her five cats; Shadow, Willy, Lilly, T-Rex and Louie as well as her father, Rodney Janzen, brother, Phillip Janzen, and sister, Tracy Force. Sandy was an attorney by profession and a highly accredited scholar. She was a devoted LDS member, teaching seminary for many years to the youth group and most recently was acting President of the Women's Relief Society. Sandy was also a loving and devoted soul to her family and friends. Sandy possessed qualities that taught people to think "outside of the box" and opened our eyes and hearts far beyond this earthly sector. She was dearly loved and will be truly missed by all who knew her. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in the LDS Ward located at 3601 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028. Donations to Grand Canyon Trust, Nature Conservancy, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Arizona Humane Society, or Hospice of the Valley would be appreciated.
Landra Faye Thomas, 65, died Sunday, May 13, 2018. Visitation is from 5-7pm on Thursday, May 17 at Kirk Funeral Home and then one hour before services, which will be at 11am on Friday, May 18 at the funeral home.
On the 5th of October, 1952 The Lord blessed Walter and Rebecca Jones with a loving daughter, and they named her Landra Faye. Landra was born in Idaho and grew up in Hawaii where she graduated from high school in 1972.
Landra was known for her loving spirit and a big and kind heart. Landra loved playing cards and board games and dancing. She also loved to write poetry. She loved dogs with a passion. Her dad told me she was always bringing home strays.
Landra was a dedicated mother to her daughters, Ladonna who preceded her in death, Tina Ford, Leilani (Jake Vines), Tanesha Thomas; stepson, Roberto Thomas; stepdaughter, Rosanna Carridine; Landra is also survived by her husband, Arthur “Chip” Thomas; her mother, Rebecca Jones; her sister, Ladonna (Kenny Barker); her brother, Robert Jones; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Landra was one of God’s best. She has done her job and is now at rest. A Proverbs 31 woman.
Lyrita Ellen Gochenouer
February 26, 1952 - July 15, 2016
Lyrita Ellen Gochenouer, 64, of Marshall, MO, died Friday, July 15, 2016 at her home.
Private family inurnment will be held at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com
Born February 26, 1952 in Ft. Worth, TX, she was the daughter of the late Charles C. Kimbrell and Lyda Wright Kimbrell. She was a 1970 graduate of Radford High School in Honolulu, HI, and attended the University of Hawaii. On August 14, 1972 she married Steven Lee Gochenouer who preceded her in death on December 10, 2013. Lyrita worked as a safety and occupational health manager for the United States Navy at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. She had lived in Marshall since 2014 where she was a member of Marshall Bridge Club. Two of her favorite hobbies were genealogy and crafting.
Survivors include one son, Kyle Gochenouer and wife Lynn of Marshall; one daughter, Samantha Charbonier and husband Ernest of Marshall; six grandchildren: Aaren Charbonier, Selena Charbonier, Kaiden Charbonier, Connor Gastineau, Brooklyn Charbonier, and Alexis Gastineau; one brother, Mike Kimbrell of Marshall; one sister, Teriann Selby of Bakersfield, CA; as well as nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Kimbrell.
I was extremely saddened by the passing of Lyrita. She was in my homeroom, and we had lockers next to each other. I would see, and talk to her every school day during our locker visits. She always had a smile, and was one of the best people that I have ever met. She will be missed very much by her family, friends. Rest peacefully my dear friend.
Paul King: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Paul King State of Issue: Hawaii Date of Birth: Sunday, February 10, 1952 Date of Death: Monday, October 19, 2009 Est. Age at Death: 57 years, 8 months, 9 days Confirmation: Proven
Contributor: Leroy Simms, Jr. from Gary Ling (Brother)
In January 1991, Gerald and a friend was out at sea on a boating excursion. In between islands, they were caught in a heavy storm with gale force winds and heavy waves. The boat evidently capsized and when it was found on land and examined, there were no bodies on board and their bodies were never recovered.
Vance Mitchell: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Vance Mitchell State of Issue: Virginia Date of Birth: Tuesday, December 25, 1951 Date of Death: Wednesday, May 01, 1985 Est. Age at Death: 33 years, 4 months
Charmaine M. “Pua" Detroye-Mokuau, 44, of Waianae, a city lifeguard at Makaha Beach, died Sunday June 8, 1997 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Dale Detroye; mother Gertrude Apio; brothers William and Patrick Mokuau; and sister Kawai Smith. Memorial services: 9 a.m. Monday at Makaha Beach. Scattering of ashes to follow.
MONROE COUNTY LODGE WORKER KILLED IN GOLF CART ACCIDENT PARADISE TWP.
Morning Call, The (Allentown, PA) - Friday, November 20, 1998
A Mt. Airy Lodge employee driving a golf cart was killed Thursday when he drove into a steel cable strung across a dirt road on the resort's property, state police at Swiftwater said.
Robert G. Morrow, 46, of Henryville was thrown from the cart when he hit the cable on Woodland Road around 8 a.m., police said. He was airlifted to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy performed at the hospital determined Morrow died from blunt force abdominal trauma, police said. The death was ruled accidental.
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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES St. Petersburg Times (FL) - Sunday, August 22, 2004
NICELY, ERIC, 52, of Tampa. died Tuesday (Aug. 17, 2004). Born in Tampa, he graduated from Radford High School in Hawaii and attended Texas Christian University. Survivors include his mother and father, Col. Gelvin and Ann Nicely, Tampa; two brothers, Gelvin, Tucson, Ariz. and David B., Tampa; a sister, Lynann Nicely, Kihei, Hawaii; two nephews, David A. Nicely, Tampa; and his significant other, Frederick Ridgeway. Blount and Curry Funeral Home, Tampa.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI) - Sunday, June 29, 2008 June 4, 2008
Patrick John O'Meara, 56, of Hilo, a draftsman and carpenter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pensacola, Fla. He is survived by parents Charles and Edythe, brother Michael and sister Cathy Naulangi. Private services.
Eric D. Olson: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Eric D. Olson State of Issue: Hawaii Date of Birth: Wednesday, January 09, 1952 Date of Death: Wednesday, December 06, 2006 Est. Age at Death: 54 years, 10 months, 27 days Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence: City: Merritt Island County: Brevard State: Florida ZIP Code: 32953
Sara L. Dublin: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Sara L. Dublin State of Issue: Hawaii Date of Birth: Tuesday, December 02, 1952 Date of Death: Sunday, February 17, 2008 Est. Age at Death: 55 years, 2 months, 15 days Confirmation: Proven
A beautiful message received from Mr. Manfred Henningsen on May 24, 2010:
Thanks for asking about Kareda. She died June 27th 2009 of a lung embolism, which was probably caused by her MS related condition. She had fallen in October 2008 and broken her hip and was very immobile when she came home from Rehab in early December. She didn’t like her condition and her dependence on me. Yet she never complained and showed remarkable resilience in accepting a condition that was getting worse. People admired her toughness and total lack of self pity. She was absolutely remarkable in that respect and insisted on inviting people over to dinner until May.
She had been diagnosed with MS at the end of December 1996 after a trip we made to Ireland and London and lived with the worsening symptoms for 13 years. Since 2002 she became wheelchair bound. Still, we managed to go on two island cruises in 2003 and 2005.
Her ashes were partly spread at Kaimana Beach in early July 2009 during a moving beach ceremony (a DVD exists of the ceremony, which you can get through her sister Gwen whose e-mail address you will find on the top of the page); most of her ashes are buried in the family grave in my hometown Flensburg where we spent many summers. I will visit the grave three weeks from today.
Thanks for the inquiry.
P.S. The picture with the Obamas was taken in August 2008 at a fundraiser at the Kahala Hotel. The Elegy was read by Kathryn Takara at the beach ceremony. The grave set-up was just finished after a very cold winter in Germany.
I just found this sight and saw the obituary. Kareda was a wonderful person and, even though I haven't seen her in decades I will miss knowing that she's not around. I remember when she cut her hair into an Afro and all of us were in shock. We couldn't really understand because to us color meant nothing. She was Kareda, our friend. And she will always be in my heart and memories.
From Funke Thomas on August 30th, 2011
I had always meant to find Kareda who was my roomate very briefly at the University of Ibadan Nigeria in 1971 as I started Medical School. I now live in the UK, finally took the plunge today only to learn of her passing away. She was beautiful, caring and kind but tough and even then mature beyond her years. She featured in my life for just a few months but left an indelible mark. My condolences to her husband and the rest of her family. May they find solace in the knowledge that they knew and loved a wonderful woman. I much regret that I was unable to tell her what a deep and lasting impression she left on me but I am sure she knows and understands. May her soul rest in peace.
From Peaches (Backus) Kavanaugh on January 30th, 2011
I am still stunned that Kareda is gone. Gone, but definitely not forgotten. She was maid of honor at my wedding in 1973, but we didn't have much contact after that. I will always remember her good humor, her relentless focus, and graciousness. Hers was a life that truly mattered.
From Patrick Bieda on October 26th, 2010
I knew Kareda as a good friend and classmate while at Radford. I remained friends with her throughout her life. I was very sorry to hear of her passing. I received a detailed letter from Manfred, her husband,shortly after her death where he described in great detail the final days for Kareda. She remained strong throughout her illness and continued to be involved with her community politically. She still maintained that witty sense of humor and positive outlook on life. I really miss Kareda, but I know now that she rests in peace without limitations placed on her here on Earth. She loved Radford and the friendships she maintained while a student.
From Star Belson on July 7th, 2010
I remember her vividly as always smiling, very funny and immensely intelligent. She was proud of her individuality and knew her identity while the rest of us were still trying to find ours. I admired her a lot. Best wishes to her family.
From Dina Smith on May 29th, 2010
ELEGY FOR KAREDA 6/09
From Kathryn Takara
Seasons and transplants How many years ago? We met one spring semester I already knew part of your family Shared night classes in Political Science Understood cultural obstacles Learned political philosophy Observed racial sterotypes Committed ourselves to causes and issues in the community Waianae and Sister Anna, The Black Cultural Center in downtown Honolulu. You brought new perspectives, To all those who met and knew you New beginnings, courage and quiet joy. How many years ago? How many seasons ago? We shared summer gatherings in Ka`a`awa Formal and informal dinners Diversity in books, poetry, conversation, cultures MS coming down hard upon you You sparked conscience, emotional responses To socio economic and political disparities No waiting for Autumn How many seasons ago? How many months ago? We dined elegantly At your beloved Manfred’s legendary table Full of special guests, lively conversation, gourmet dishes, Aperitifs, wines, cordials All noticed his tender attentions to you, His loyalty, his dedications to your care, a dream caregiver. He took you on cruises and excursions You, ever gracious, even as you weakened Your new silence Your spritely attention Your ready smiles and chuckles Your willingness to share. What an unlikely, yet wonderful couple. Were you already waiting to fall? To transition to another realm of reality? How many months ago? How many full moons ago? You met Michele and Barack Dined with Nancie and Neil Went to the symphony, the opera With Peter and Ti Witnessed the historical election of Obama! And then, You worsened in Winter, Fell in spring, Left us alone in early summer How many days ago To mourn your untimely departure. To mourn your untimely departure.
From Dina Smith on May 29th, 2010
This is Kareda's Senior photo. We all remember Kareda and loved her because of her quick wit, honesty and humor.
John F. Sabor Jr: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: John F. Sabor Jr State of Issue: Hawaii Date of Birth: Saturday, February 16, 1952 Date of Death: Monday, February, 23, 2004 Est. Age at Death: 52 years, 7 days Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence: City: Mary Esther County: Okaloosa State: Florida ZIP Code: 32569
Vivian Elaine Samuel
MAY 5, 1952 – FEBRUARY 9, 2021
Borthwick Mortuary Drive-Thru Visitation Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Enter from Vineyard Blvd & Maunakea St.
On February 9th, 2021, Vivian Elaine Samuel passed away at her home in Honolulu, Hawaii at 68 years of age.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 5th, 1952. Her parents were Luther Samuel, Jr. and Louise F. Wright (Samuel). Throughout her life, she loved to travel. She lived in Philadelphia, Texas, Ohio, New York, D.C., and Maryland, but Hawai'i was always her true home. She loved Hawai'i for the people, its culture, community, and beauty, and lived on the island of Oahu for most of her life, where she attended Radford High School, as well as Chaminade University of Honolulu. Vivian worked as an accountant, a property manager, and in human resources. She always treasured her role as mother and grandmother most.
Vivian maintained an extremely close relationship with God her whole life and was devoted to Unity Church. Her favorite sayings were, "God has a plan!", "Wherever you are, God is!", "Good, good, good," and "Let go. Let God." She enjoyed spending time with her family whenever possible. Special moments include a mother-daughter road trip to Key West, FL, the occasional mother-daughter shopping sprees, the many trips to Illinois to visit her grandkids, and the multiple international trips with her mother and her sister, Birdena.
Vivian also had an impeccable sense of fashion and loved makeup, jewelry, shoes, and especially hats. She was known for her beautiful collection of hats. Vivian and her sister Birdena loved to make jewelry and other crafts. She made precious jewelry creations using freshwater pearls and crystals. Vivian and her sister enjoyed spending quality time together selling their crafts at the local craft fairs. She recently received her boating license and enjoyed going out on the water with her sister.
Vivian was known for her desire to take care of others. She was also known for her sense of humor. Her greatest passion, pride, and joy was her family. She is survived by her sister Birdena Samuel (70) of Honolulu, Hawaii, her daughter Tonie Tinsley-Bennett and her precious grandchildren Desiree Bennett (25) and Antoine Bennett (20) of Round Lake, Illinois.
Vivian will forever live on in our memories and we will never forget her smile and sense of humor. She touched us all and reached so many. We have all gained a guardian angel. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother (Grammy), and Sister and lover of people just as her parents before her. This is not goodbye just until we meet again.
Debra Kaye Murray: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Debra Kaye Murray State of Issue: Oregon Date of Birth: Wednesday, September 03, 1952 Date of Death: Saturday, November 17, 2007 Est. Age at Death: 55 years, 2 months, 14 days Confirmation: Proven
Last known residence: City: Las Vegas County: Clark State: Nevada ZipCode: 89107
Melinda C. Scott: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Melinda C. Scott State of Issue: Hawaii Date of Birth: Tuesday, January 01, 1952 Date of Death: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 Est. Age at Death: 50 years, 1 months, 18 days Confirmation: Proven
Melinda was my sister, my best friend, and the most wonderful, giving person you could ever know. We were just 17 months apart, and grew up loving each other so much that we could not go a day without talking on the phone, even though I live in Alabama, and she lived in California. She was a truly gifted teacher, and was dedicated to enriching others' lives. We both had three sons, all the same ages! This was never planned, but it was truly amazing that each time we conceived our children within a few weeks of each other. She was a wonderful mother who loved her sons unconditionaly. We had so much fun together, and she helped me get through so many things. I will never get over losing her. There is a huge hole in my heart that won't be filled until we are together again.
From Terrie Gambrell McDaniel on January 28th, 2010
We miss you so!!!!!!! What a beautiful soul she was.
From Jan Stockton-Miller on January 19th, 2010
Melinda passed away February 19, 2002. She was 50 years and 50 days old, a much loved teacher and mother. She left three handsome sons, three brothers, a sister, extended family and countless friends who still miss her so much! The photo is of her three sons, taken December 2009.
Bobby was born on December 20, 1951 and passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 1999.
Bobby was a resident of Millington, Tennessee.
Bobby D. Stockdale: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Bobby D. Stockdale State of Issue: Hawaii Date of Birth: Thursday, December 20, 1951 Date of Death: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 Est. Age at Death: 47 years, 1 months, 21 days Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence City: Millington; Barretville; Cloverdale; Cuba; Dixonville; East Acres; Kerrville; Locke; Lucy; Quito; Rosemark; Wilkinsville; Woodstock County: Shelby State: Tennessee ZIP Code: 38053
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA) - Friday, February 16, 2007 - CA United States
David Warren Sweet Resident of Alameda David Warren Sweet (Dave) passed away in Alameda, CA, February 11, 2007 at the age of 54 after a year-long illness. Born in Albuquerque, NM, Dave lived in many places throughout his early childhood, being of a military family. The family soon made their home in Alameda where David attended Woodstock and Longfellow schools as well as the San Rafael Military Academy in San Rafael. They later transferred to Honolulu, HI, where Dave attended Damien High School and Radford High School in his senior year, where he graduated in 1970. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era, stationed in Germany. He returned to attend Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Dave was an avid swimmer, lifeguard and surfer during his years in Hawaii and swam competitively earning many medals and competitions. He competed in the qualifying rounds for a position on the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team prior to the 1972 Summer Olympics. Thereafter his life was devoted to his family and was active in the schools his children attended. Throughout his life, Dave enjoyed golfing, a sport his father taught him. Dave made his career as a Certified Asbestos Consultant specializing in asbestos and lead-related construction. For the past 15 years, Dave was the sole owner of an environmental consulting business, David W. Sweet, C.A.C., in Alameda, CA, where he was dedicated to serving his many clients throughout the State of California. Dave is survived by his loving family, Warren and Rheba Sweet, Sharon Sweet, Leslie Fales, Patrick Sweet, Todd Conley, Stacy Conley, Kathy Coates and Steve Langley, Bradley Coates, Philip Coates, Dorothy Haak, and Gary Haak. Predeceased by Jacqueline Sweet and Charles Haak. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2007 at 3 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St., Alameda. The Reverent Roger Bauer officiating. Arrangements made through: Greer Family Mortuary, Alameda, FD 1408 (510) 865-3755.
I visited with David the last reunion I went to in Las vegas. He was with his wife and seemed very happy with his life. he was a good man and will be missed
From PAM MONTGOMERY on January 14th, 2010
David was a really cool guy. He was in the band. I met up with him at Ft. Sam Houston, TX in 1971 (I think) We were both in the Army. We weren't able to spend much time remembering RHS & friends as we both had places to be & things to do. I was being shipped out so were weren't able to meet up again.
I hope he was able to enjoy a good life with his family. I will always remember David.
Dennis sat next to me in our mechanical drawing class. He could always come up with the neatest ideas for buildings while I just stared at my blank paper. His visit while I was at Oklahoma State University was surprising and way to brief. Sad to hear of his passing. He was alway a pleasure to be with. Mitch
Barbara J. Velasco, age 77, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away December 3, 2010 in Kaneohe. Born December 19, 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Barbara was a director of student activities at Radford High School and donor liaison with the LDS Foundation and BYU Hawaii. She was also the first organizer of the Aloha State Games & member of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Pearlridge.
She is survived by sons, Kevin (Jeri) Velasco, Ron (Anna) Velasco of Kauai; daughter, Kanani (Sylvester) Velasco Aloisio; brother, Clayton (Cheryl) Chun of UT; sister, Donna Mae Chun, Karen Cabana; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (December 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 12:00 p.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.
Juliane "Julie" Tavares (Wallace), 54, of Aiea, a retired Longs Drug Waipahu Towne Center employee, passed away on May 24, 2006. She was born in Bremen, Germany. She is survived by husband Philip J., daughter Michelle U. Tavares-Yamada, son Mitchell J. and seven grandchildren. Private services.
I am so sorry to learn of Julie's passing and have very clear memories of her driving us off campus to extend our recesses. I was just thinking of her and telling my kids of our adventurous high school years. Julie, we'll reunite eventually, I'm sure. aloha, Harriet Chung
Press Democrat, The (Santa Rosa, CA) - Thursday, April 17, 2008
Kathryn Ann Or Kitty Yount, passed away on April 13, 2008 at the age of 55. She was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Tony Romelli. Kitty is lovingly survived by her children, Mike Romelli (Stacey) and Deborah Romelli; grandchildren, Anitra Romelli-Bowens, Lake Romelli, Marina Romelli; sister Christine Merritt (Gary); brother Robert Yount (Natalie); nephews Alex and Stuart, Merritt; nieces Amanda and Elizabeth Yount as well as many other extended family and friends. She was the co-owner of Romelli Bail Bonds for over 30 years. She volunteered for five years at Sutter Medical Center and was a member of the Sutter Medical Auxiliary. She loved gardening, traveling and had recently taken up pottery. She especially enjoyed the time spent hosting gatherings at her home.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral Home, 1225 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa with a Celebration of her life to follow after details will be provided at the Service.
DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 707-525-3730
Kathryn Ann Yount: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: Kathryn Ann Yount State of Issue: Hawaii Date of Birth: Tuesday, November 25, 1952 Date of Death: Sunday, April 13, 2008 Est. Age at Death: 55 years, 4 months, 19 days Confirmation: Proven