Hiroshi Yamamoto

Published On December 20th, 2014 -

Nov. 13, 2014
Hiroshi Yamamoto, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education draftsman and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Lori L. Takasaki; brothers Takeo, Tom, Clarence and Warren; sisters Teruko Suzuki and Jessie Ohta; and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Takao Tanji

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Nov. 30, 2014
Takao “T” Tanji, 95, of Aiea, a retired Hawaiian Airlines avionics mechanic and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion, died in Aiea. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Hideko, son Alan H., daughter Deborah T. Saito, sisters Annette T. Murayama and Ruth F. Ogata, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Louise Keiko Tamura

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Sept. 22, 2014
Louise Keiko Tamura, 57, of Kenmore, Wash., a retired employee in the retail and baking industries, died. She was born in Lihue, Kauai. She is survived by husband Mark, sons Kalani and Kaipo, mother Tatsuko and brothers Lloyd and Royce Jr. Services: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3 at Garden Island Mortuary. Casual attire.

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Neal Toshio Takahashi

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Nov. 13, 2014
Neal Toshio Takahashi, 62, of Ewa Beach, a retired welder and maintenance worker, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by daughter Traci Salazar, brothers Eric Y. and Miles M. Takahashi, and half sister Tiffany Ching. Private services.

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Josephine Refamonte

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Dec. 5, 2014
Josephine “Togo” Refamonte, 71, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a pantry worker at Kauai Surf, Sheraton Coconut Beach Hotel and La Cascata, Princeville Resort, died. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Tomas; sons Todd “Rocky,” Tomme Joe and Troy; daughters Terrece “Humpy” and Tonia “Titi” Refamonte, and Taneil Hirokane; sister Flora Camalliri; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Friday at Lydgate Beach Park, main pavilion. Casual attire.

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Tomi Raynor

Published On December 20th, 2014 -

Nov. 27, 2014
Tomi Raynor, 82, of Aiea, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by husband James, daughter Michiko Shima, sister Yoshiko Yamashiro, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 27 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Walter Seaman Palmeira

Published On December 20th, 2014 -

Dec. 15, 2014
Walter Seaman “Wally” Palmeira, 81, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a Coast Guard veteran and retired self-employed musician, died at home. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by companion Nardeen “Polei”; daughters Cynthia “Cyndy” Racca and Waldeen and Darleen Palmeira; brothers Jimmy and Ernest; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: Jan. 10 at St. Catherine Church in Kapahi, Kauai; viewing begins 8 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Herbert P. Ornellas

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Dec. 12, 2014
Herbert P. Ornellas, 86, of Hilo, owner and operator of the former Panaewa Poultry Farms, 50th State Bar and Gift Wrap Hawaii, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He also was an Army corporal. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Lorraine “Lori” B., son Kenneth, daughter Brenda, brother Edward, sister Mildred Correa and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery No. 2. No flowers.

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Midori Ogawa

Published On December 20th, 2014 -

Dec. 6, 2014
Midori Ogawa, 92, of Honolulu, a retired private housekeeper, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Sadao and sisters Aiko Kaneshige and Kazuko Hamada. Private services.

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Walter Mutsuo Murakami

Published On December 20th, 2014 -

Dec. 3, 2014
Walter Mutsuo Murakami, 90, of Honolulu, a retired draftsman in Los Angeles, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. Private services.

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Rogene Ledesma

Published On December 20th, 2014 -

Dec. 15, 2014
Rogene Ledesma, 73, of Kahuku died. She was born in Rockford, Ill. She is survived by son David; daughters Kathryn Ludolph, Lauren Eicher and Dana Ramos; brother Jon Nicholson; sisters Milrae Reber and Susan Nicholson; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Harold Jun Fai Lau

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Nov. 27, 2014
Harold Jun Fai Lau, 91, of Kailua, a budget analyst and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara Lau; sons Kenneth and Lawrence; daughters Beverly Allen, Donna Higuchi, Janice and Diane Lau, and Amy Toryk; sister Hester Goforth; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Edwin J. Kondo

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Dec. 4, 2014
Edwin J. Kondo, 82, of Honolulu, owner of The Plumbers Inc. and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol A., sons Eric L. and Keith K., daughter Joni L. Kondo Chun, sister Ruth Izawa and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 27 at Kaimuki Christian Church. Services: 10 a.m. Private burial. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Dionisia Bautista Dumlao

Published On December 20th, 2014 -

Dec. 15, 2014
Dionisia Bautista Dumlao, 93, of Aiea, a maintenance worker, died in Aiea. She was born in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by sons Roberto and Philip Jr. Carlos, and Christino Jr., Frank, Ben, Baldomero and George Dumlao; daughters Leticia Greenberg, Felicidad Miller and Lily Edwards; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Paul’s Church, 229 Queen Emma Square. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Virginia Dayton

Published On December 20th, 2014 -

Dec. 17, 2014
Virginia “Virgie” Dayton, 71, of Honolulu, a retired Queen’s Medical Center registered nurse in the labor and delivery department, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Earl “Larry,” sons Earl Jr. and Edwin Matthew “Ed,” daughter Theresa T. Canady, brother Wilfred “Willy” Martin, sister Victoria “Vicky” Chun and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Kingston Bao Kinn Chung

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Dec. 16, 2014
Kingston Bao Kinn Chung of Honolulu, a retired plumber and pipe fitter for the Plumbers Union and an Army veteran, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kiyoko, son Colin K.L.H., brother Byron and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Dec. 28 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Adelaide Aveiro

Published On December 20th, 2014 -

Nov. 16, 2014
Adelaide Aveiro, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph Jr. and Clarence, daughter Betty Jean Dunhour, 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Violet T. Liu aka Violet Tongg Liu

Published On December 20th, 2014 -
VIOLET T. LIU AKA VIOLET TONGG LIU 100, widow of the late William Y.F. Liu, died peacefully on November 20. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii and was educated at St. Andrews Priory School for Girls and the University of Hawaii. Violet was one of Jehovah's Witnesses for 70 years and had many close friends in Hawaii and abroad. She is survived by daughters, Nancy-Beth Au, Carol-Lynn Saito; three grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Private services were held and ashes scattered at sea.

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