Virtual Donor Remembrances
This virtual photo album is part of our Iron Butterfly Virtual Challenge 5K race fundraising event and it honors your loved ones for their generosity as organ/tissue donors. We invite you to take part in this tribute to your donor hero. There is no charge, click here to add your donor remembrance.
October 20, 1954 - January 17, 2016
Helen Chisum loved running races and had a great love for birds, especially cockatiels. She was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunty, grandmother, friend and treasured member of the Honolulu City Clerk’s office. As a designated donor, she saved two lives with her donated kidneys.
April 2, 1950 - May 17, 1983
Peter Downes loved to run. He competed nationally as a runner for Special Olympics and won many medals in Hawaii. He was a loving son, brother and uncle. As one of Hawaii's first organ donors he was also a lifesaver.
Mari Pat Stelton Ochs
July 21, 1969 - March 29, 2018
Mari is missed dearly by her family & friends.
She loved collecting Lake Superior lake glass and bonfires. Mari was passionate about organ donation saying "who knows I may help someone one day" ultimately saving many lives as all of her organs were donated.
Lt. Col. Joseph Michael Sitar
December 31, 1931 - March 14, 2006
Lt. Col. Joseph Michael Sitar, U.S. Air Force, retired, loved the islands and the people of Hawaii. Loving wife, Alice Sitar of 51 years currently lives in Niceville, Florida. He honorably served his country and was a distinguished decorated Air Force pilot for over 23 years. He was a Vietnam veteran, and now lays at rest at Arlington National Cemetery. He was a registered donor and gave the gift of sight.
April 9, 1988 - March 25, 2004
Cory was only 15 when he passed from a fatal asthma attack. He noted on his Drivers permit he wanted to be an Organ Donor. He was always the kindest most loving person. We were so blessed to have had him in our lives. Such a pure soul. Miss you so much Cory.
Duke De Rego
October 20, 1995 - May 31, 2009
Bronson "Duke" Nainoa De Rego enjoyed sports and finally got to play football as a high school freshman. You could always count on Duke if you needed any help at all. He was so kind and giving. Duke is the hero of his family. He saved three lives as an organ donor and gave sight to two others with his cornea.