About Us

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service and have the highest integrity.

Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary at Valley of the Temples takes pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. 

We have now moved into our new home at Valley of the Temples and look forward to serving families at this stunning location. While our location has changed, our commitment to our families remains as strong as ever with funeral, cemetery and cremation services offered at one stunning location.

Situated within the beautiful grounds of Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, the 10,000-square foot facility is nestled in the foothills of the picturesque Ko’olau Mountains and is the largest of its kind on the windward side of Oahu.   

Our friendly, multi-lingual team will embrace you with the comfort and care you need in our new mortuary that features:

  • State-of-the art audiovisual systems with live streaming capabilities for broadcasting worldwide
  • Two air-conditioned chapels to choose from—Trousdale & Valley Chapels
  • Covered lanai and dining facilities
  • Onsite crematory

Who We Are

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Dennis Boser Jr.

Dennis Boser Jr.

Area Operations Director
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Dennis believes that this role requires kindness, compassion and attention to the details; and that it is the team’s responsibility to make sure every family we serve experiences this kind of care. Losing a loved one is never easy, so if we can help families through this time by providing comfort and compassionate care, then it is our duty to do so.

During his 25-year professional career, Dennis is proud to have helped many people in their time of need, working with people from all generations. He has a unique passion for what he does and fully invests himself in the families he is serving. “This profession is special to me,” Dennis says. “Because during one of the hardest times in life, I get to make a difference for the families we serve.”

Sharmaine  Mayo

Sharmaine Mayo

Regional Location Manager
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Sharmaine has been in the funeral industry for 25 years. Born and raised on the Windward side of Oahu makes working in Kaneohe at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary and Valley of the Temples Mortuary a little more special. She started her career with the Ordenstein family back in 1994, which set the foundation to serve many families in her community for years to come.

What she loves most about the funeral industry is that everyday we all have a unique opportunity to make a difference in someone's life.

Ryan  Kozuma

Ryan Kozuma

General Manager
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Ryan's desire to stay close to home and work with his community to shine a light during challenging times drives him to ensure that every family is shown compassion and that their loved ones are properly honored and cared for.

“I love being able to work right here in the neighborhood I grew up in,” Ryan says. “It is very rewarding to actually be helping my neighbors, family and friends. Every time I interact with a family, I am honored to be able to serve them in any way I can.”

Cherie  Akina

Cherie Akina

Combo Office Manager
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Cherie brings over 20 years of experience to her role at Hawaiian Memorial Park and Valley of The Temples, where she manages the administrative team, provides support to the sales team, and works alongside the General Manager on various projects.

What Cherie enjoys most about her role is being able to help members of her community deal with the loss of a loved one.

Deborah Kamakana

Deborah Kamakana

Sales Manager
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With 18 years of experience, Deborah is a fiercely committed individual, who is passionate about helping families pre-plan their legacy. Based on her integrity and pride for helping others, she has been serving families for almost two decades and has humbly earned an impeccable reputation for outstanding service.

“When you have the heart to serve and help others, you unlock something of you.” – Reuben Morgan.

As a sales manager, the foundation of her leadership consists of simple values, serve from the heart, take care of the family, and the rest is bound to follow.

“I am very fortunate to be a part of an elite sales team, who shares the same passion, commitment, and values as I do. We are a unit, whose goals are to take care of the families we encounter as if they were our own. It is our sincere honor to be able to offer our services with the utmost care and compassion.”