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"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose...all that we love deeply becomes a part of us" - Helen Keller

Scott AkionaJanuary 1, 2024 – SCOTT TRACY LEE AKIONA

Scott Tracy Lee Akiona of Kaneohe passed away on January 1, 2024. He was 60 years old. Scott was a firefighter and also worked as a laborer in the construction field. He is survived by his children Tracie-Lee Camero (Shannon) and Cody Akiona; his father Gordon Akiona; his sisters Anona Gabriel, Gordean Akiona, and Wendy Libed (Robert); two nieces, two nephews, and five grandchildren.

Russell TamSeptember 19, 2023 – RUSSELL KAMALI’I TAM

Russell Kamali’i Tam, 60, of Hilo, passed away peacefully at his family home in Kahalu’u, Hawaii on September 19, 2023, surrounded by family. Russell was a former employee of Isemoto Contracting in Kailua-Kona, and Hilo, and he retired as a member of the Operator Engineers Union Local 3 after 36 years of dedicated service. Russell is survived by his beloved wife Susan Tam, sons Rustyn Nohea (Kamaile) Tam and Chace Tam of Hilo, daughter Kristen “Tootie” (Tim) Honda of Kailua-Kona, hanai son Casey Nagamine of Hilo, step-daughter Kiley (Brandon) Tanaka of Hilo, sister Janice (Koa) Kim and brother Randall (Iris) Tam both of Kahalu’u, hanai brother James Salvani of Honolulu, mother-in-law Aileen Nagamine and sisters-in-law Kaye Nagamine and Nancy Nagamine all of Hilo, grandchildren Ayston, Kiki, Marche, Colby, Briana, Kirra, Blake, Ayden, Asher and Atlas, and numerous nephews and nieces. Even though your time with us was too short, your unconditional love for us will last our lifetime. May you rest in peace knowing that your life was a blessing and your memory a treasure. A celebration of Russell’s life will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale. The visitation will begin at 11:00 am, followed by a service and Luau. Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Mortuary


Michael Shailend Maharaj, of Eagle Idaho, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2023, after a long battle with heart and kidney disease & diabetes.

Michael was predeceased by his mother Sheila M. Maharaj. He is survived by his wife Gina L. Gossman, father Michael M. Maharaj, and daughters Shivana M. Lightman, and Prianka N. Maharaj, his only grandchild, Silas M. Lightman, and his forever puppy, Ezekiel (Zeke) Gossman-Maharaj.

Michael was born on April 10, 1963, to Michael Mahesh Maharaj and Sheila Monica Bideshi on the beautiful island of Suva, Fiji. He emigrated to the State of Hawaii at the age of 15 and was a proud graduate of Damien Memorial High School. Michael enlisted into the United States Air Force in 1985, and was a Senior Airman who specialized in electrical power production. His accolades while in service include a ribbon for Small Arms Expert Marksmanship and an Outstanding Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster. Being a veteran was one of his greatest sources of pride.

During his time in the military, Michael Maharaj met and married Briarlyn S. McFarland. Together, they raised 3 daughters: Jennifer McFarland, Shivana M. Lightman, and Prianka N. Maharaj.

After his honorable discharge from the service, Michael split his time and energy between his daughters and entrepreneurial endeavors – including launching Wireless Magic – which brought wireless technologies to Hawaii. He commonly told people he was “a jack of all trades and a master of many,” and his ventures and accomplishments are a testament to this.

One of Michael’s greatest passions was sports. In his formative years he was an avid soccer & tennis player. In the early 80’s Michael was a Tennis Pro at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. He played in the Nissan Open Championship against players like Mike Bauer, Scott Davis, Scott Campbell, and Atushi Takabayashi. He went on to play in Europe on a Satellite Circuit Tour – with sponsorships from Nike and Prince. Despite these accolades, Michael was often most excited to share that he once played soccer with the members of Def Leppard.

As Michael entered fatherhood, he picked up the game of golf. Unsurprising to those who knew him, he earned a spot on the PGA Tour in the early 2000s. Golf evolved to become one of his greatest passions, and his love for the game was passed on to two of his daughters, Shivana and Prianka.

Anyone who knew Michael knew his love for cooking and feeding people. Any occasion was an opportunity to cook and eat. One of the phrases he lived by was “never let anyone go hungry,” and he often incorporated cooking into his entrepreneurial adventures.

In 2016, Michael met and married Gina L. Gossman. They found their slice of peace and home in Eagle, Idaho. As a disabled veteran his life slowed down and he devoted his time to serving others -working with the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Catholic Church, and organizing charity golf tournaments. Michael and Gina loved to road trip and explore the United States when they weren’t traveling the world with family. He was especially fond of new cities and outdoor adventures.

A funeral mass service will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary, 1500 E Wright St., Boise, 83706 on Wednesday Aug 2nd at 4:30pm. A reception will be following the Mass at 5:30pm at Westside Drive-In 1113 E. Parkcenter Blvd, Boise, ID 83706. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that Michael felt strongly about. Please send any cards and condolences to Bowman Funeral, 10254 W Carlton Bay Dr, Garden City, ID  83714.

Tom Brian O'SullivanJune 23, 2022THOMAS BRIAN O’SULLIVAN

Surrounded by loved ones, Thomas Brian O’Sullivan entered fully into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, June 23, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas. Tom fought a courageous and faith-filled two-year battle with the heart of a warrior, and the biggest motivation for his fight was to spend more time with his family. Tom’s greatest pride was his love for his children, Sean, Brenden, and Eryn, and their successful education and career accomplishments.

He was born to Marilyn and George O’Sullivan on August 14, 1963, in Spokane, Washington. Tom was a happy child, and his fondest memories of his childhood were growing up on Hickam AFB, Hawaii, where he enjoyed riding his bicycle, playing baseball, and fishing. He graduated from Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, class of 1981. At an early age, he discovered his love and passion for the food service industry and pursued a successful career as a restaurant owner and operator. Tom’s Irish heritage was prevalent in his life, his catholic faith, listening to Irish music, his humor and wit, and realizing his dream of traveling to Ireland to visit the homesteads of his paternal grandparents. Tom was a history buff and welcomed conversations about American history. Tom’s favorite past times were either traveling to small Texas towns meeting new people and trying the local cuisine, or deep-sea fishing, listening to music, and trying to keep a few on the hook.

Tom was a loving son, father, brother, uncle, nephew, and cousin. He was preceded in death by his father, George. Thomas is survived by his children, Sean, Brenden, and Eryn O’Sullivan; mother, Marilyn O’Sullivan; sisters, Colleen O’Sullivan; Julie Quick (Dave); Kathy O’Sullivan; brothers, Harry O’Sullivan, George O’Sullivan (Cathy); nieces and nephews, John and Ryan O’Sullivan, Tavis and Karah Quick, and Jon, Julia and Kerry Wiegand; former spouse Heidi O’Sullivan, and friends. He is loved and will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and those who knew him.

On behalf of the O’Sullivan Ohana, we greatly appreciate your love and prayers.  Private services will be held at the Church of the Holy Spirit. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Tom’s memory to his favorite charities, St. Jude Hospital or Wounded Warriors.


Edward Vincent Vallejo Carbonell, 58 born September 16, 1963, of Waipahu, Hawai’i, passed away on September 17, 2021. He was born in Monterey, California. He was born to the late Daniel, and Vicenta (Vallejo) Carbonell on September 16, 1963. He was their first child.

During first ten (10) years of his life, he lived in and/or stayed in several places including Spokane, Washington State, Alaska, Hawai’i, Philippines, Taiwan, and Washington State due to his father’s Navy career. By age of eleven (11) years, he grew up in Hawai’i. He graduated from Damien Memorial High School (currently Damien Memorial School) in 1981. Then, he attended and graduated with B.A. in engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1986. After that, he lived in several places including California, Texas, and Colorado during his Air Force career. He moved back to Hawai’i more than ten (10) years ago.

He was preceded in death by his father Daniel Carbonell on June 10, 2021, and his maternal grandfather Eduardo Vallejo on July 6, 2013. He is survived by his mother Vicenta Carbonell of Waipahu, HI, brother Dan Carbonell of Springfield, VA, cousin Gina Vallejo of Honolulu, HI & her family, step-grandmother Fe Vallejo of Honolulu, HI, and numerous Carbonel & Vallejo relatives.

Private service, due to COVID-19 restriction. Donations accepted. Check donations can be mailed to:
Dan Carbonell
7818 Marconi Court
Springfield, VA 22153

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February 1, 2020JAMIESON DAVID KAHIWAMANO LONGORIA, Jamieson, 56, of Honolulu passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at his home in Kalihi. He was a graduate of Damien Memorial High School Class of 1980 and was employed as a Senior Line Cook at “The Pig & the Lady”. He is survived by his siblings: sister Leslie “Missie” Kuuleipoinaole Longoria Tolentino (Reno), twin brothers Rory Louis Keahinaniokuupuuwai & Randy Louis Keananiokekaimalie Longoria, and half-brother Eddie Solis, Jr. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Mystical Rose Oratory (MRO) on the Chaminade University campus. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Mass to begin at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will begin promptly at noon in the MRO courtyard. CASUAL ATTIRE. NO FLOWERS, PLEASE.

Ernesto Yui Lung - 1981December 26, 2016 ERNESTO MARTIN LUNG, 53, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Monday, December 26, 2016. He was born in Lima, Peru. Visitation: 11:00am.; Services: 11:00am. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Derrick Ortogero 1981July 21, 2015 – DERRICK JAY ORTOGERO, 52, of Kaneohe, a Ferguson Plumbing salesman, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Richard L. Jr. and sisters Renee Ortogero, Sharlene Dung and Laurie Aubrey.  Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Roger Salvador - 1981January 3, 2015 ROGER DUREG SALVADOR, Age 51, of Honolulu, HI, passed away January 3, 2015 in Honolulu. Born September 15, 1963 in Honolulu, HI. He was a laborer for Hawaiian Dredging Construction Inc, and member of their bowling league. He is survived by wife, Gloria Bragado Salvador; son, Bryan Salvador; daughters, Jerika Salvador, Shannon Salvador; mother, Petra D. Salvador; brother, Victorio (Darilyn) Salvador, Jr.; sisters, Neldie (Juanito) Ramos, Velma Salvador; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Monday (Feb. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (Feb. 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Prayer service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe.

June 5, 2014 – PATRICK WAYNE MAUNUPAU, 51, of Honolulu, a former Handi-Van and city bus driver, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Bertha; brothers Joseph Jr., Rockne and Henry; and sister Nani Robertson. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Gathering: 8 a.m. June 21 at Publics, Waikiki Beach. Scattering of ashes: 8:30 a.m. Casual attire. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

February 15, 2012 – ccCHARLES GEORGE CORENEVSKY, 48, of Kailua, a scuba specialty instructor and rescue diver, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Inez L., sisters Inez H. and Iris, and grandmother Ezilda Lizama. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Kailua. Mass: 10 a.m. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. at Kailua Beach Park, near boat ramp. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Anthony’s Outreach Program. Online condolences: (June 9, 1963 – February 15, 2012)

April 6, 2007 – BLAISE ROMAN VILLA, 45, of Honolulu, died April 6, 2007. Born in Honolulu. President of Chariots of Life motorcycle club. Survived by son, Brenden Villa-Hashimoto; daughters, Alexis, Asia, Alwaise and Ambiance; parents, Riza and April; brother, Howard Rainier; sister, Roma “Anela” Rapoza; fiancee, Donalyn Yoshihara; hanai daughters, Audra and Ashley Kamai. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes 10 a.m. May 19 at Poka’i Bay. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

May 9, 1993 – Kaipo Marks - 1981KAIPO E. MARKS

December 1, 1986 – bwkWILLIAM “BILL” BRADLEY