Obituaries

Deborahann Otsuka
B: 1959-11-08
D: 2017-10-18
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Otsuka, Deborahann
Christopher Crisologo
B: 1975-08-01
D: 2017-10-18
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Crisologo, Christopher
Dishaun Walton
B: 1981-01-20
D: 2017-10-10
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Walton, Dishaun
Robert Warren
B: 1935-03-19
D: 2017-10-09
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Warren, Robert
Marilyn Exaltacion Rafanan
B: 1965-09-14
D: 2017-10-08
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Rafanan, Marilyn Exaltacion
Patricia Shimabuku
B: 1944-09-27
D: 2017-10-07
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Shimabuku, Patricia
Sheila Keolanui
B: 1949-02-14
D: 2017-10-05
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Keolanui, Sheila
Richard Johnson
B: 1940-09-16
D: 2017-10-03
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Johnson, Richard
Marilyn Hashimoto
B: 1956-09-13
D: 2017-10-03
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Hashimoto, Marilyn
Richard Kahana
B: 1946-05-14
D: 2017-10-01
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Kahana, Richard
Oliver Pohina
B: 1935-12-29
D: 2017-09-30
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Pohina, Oliver
Avery Igafo
B: 1974-04-01
D: 2017-09-28
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Igafo, Avery
Evette Rivera
B: 1961-11-06
D: 2017-09-28
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Rivera, Evette
Landon Ah You
B: 1996-03-19
D: 2017-09-28
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Ah You, Landon
Steve Choy
B: 1969-12-10
D: 2017-09-27
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Choy, Steve
Lorraine McCarthy
B: 1945-10-27
D: 2017-09-26
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McCarthy, Lorraine
Walter Deloso
B: 1964-07-11
D: 2017-09-25
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Deloso, Walter
Menilda Paragas
B: 1950-05-09
D: 2017-09-25
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Paragas, Menilda
Susan Ricks
B: 1959-10-10
D: 2017-09-23
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Ricks, Susan
Solomon Hanohano
B: 1963-11-24
D: 2017-09-22
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Hanohano, Solomon
Bernadette Fernandez
B: 1947-12-11
D: 2017-09-22
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Fernandez, Bernadette

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Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at 808-833-8811 or toll free 1-800-518-5735 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014