Kenneth Kaname Tomita

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Jan. 20, 2016
Kenneth Kaname Tomita, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk and an Army veteran, died in Hale Nani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by sons Jason M. and Troy A., daughter Tina M. Morishima, brother Leon, sister Lily and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 11 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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James Hamilton Tabor II

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Feb. 3, 2016
James Hamilton “Kimo” Tabor II, 74, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired accountant and management consultant and an Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Joshua and Britton, daughter Sloane Perroots, sister Lisa Davis and six grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. James Episcopal Church, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743.

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Sterling H. Sylva Jr.

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Jan. 21, 2016
Sterling H. Sylva Jr., 63, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a self-sustaining produce farmer, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Benjamin and Alex, brothers Fred and Dwayne, sister Cathy Sylva Smith and 10 grandchildren. Graveside service: 9 a.m. Feb. 10 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Gathering to follow at 11 a.m. at Ainaloa Longhouse, 16-303 Ainaloa Blvd., Pahoa. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Kichiro Sumida

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Dec. 25, 2015
Kichiro Sumida, 86, of Hilo, a retired frozen-food manager for Sumida Enterprises and an Army veteran, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Calvin and Masayuki, and sisters Emiko Maedo and Mieko Waldorf. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Betty May Kazumi Stephenson

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Sept. 27, 2015
Betty May Kazumi Stephenson, 75, of Kaneohe died in Fresno, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Renee Coe, Geri Ryan and Donna Munoz; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: bmknsohana@gmail.com.

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Clinton James Souza

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Jan. 18, 2016
Clinton James Souza, 44, of Honolulu, an electrical contractor for Island Signal and Sound and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Taji Kaisa; sons Seth and Ezekiel; daughters Tyler, Miracle, Heaven, Ashley, Sheena, Tajia and Natalya; parents Paul and Carol; and sisters Kimberly, Kristie and Katrina. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at Borthwick Mortuary. Service: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Harriet Kealohaalii Liwai Dematta Smith

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Jan. 8, 2016
Harriet Kealohaalii Liwai Dematta Smith, 74, of Honolulu, a retired traffic line assigner for Hawaiian Telephone Co., died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son James A. “Jimmy,” brothers Elliott and Farrell Dematta, sisters Donna-Dae “Sweetie” Dematta Lii and Hyacinth “Honey-Lei” Samer, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Service: 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Rodney Allan Sandobal

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Dec. 13, 2015
Rodney Allan Sandobal, 61, of Wahiawa, a mason, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Terry Kay; sons Roman Tani, and Rodney, Raymond, Kory, Christopher and Michael Sandobal; daughters Robbie Tani, Kawena Alcos, Ua Tuahine, and Sanoe, Namamo A.O.K. “Iki,” Mahunaalii and Namahana I.L.N. “Nama” Sandobal; mother Shirley; brothers Wendell, Dennis “Denny,” Michael, Benjamin, Jose and Jarrod; sisters Jodie Pifer, Giselle Rezantes, LeAnn Sandobal and Jaime Lyn Kamaunu; 30 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Service: 11:30 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Helen A. Potts

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Jan. 27, 2016
Helen A. Potts, 85, of Kailua, a teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Theodore Anastasopoulos and grandson Demitrios P. Marmash. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Frankie Marinas Paranda

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Jan. 1, 2016
Frankie Marinas Paranda, 78, of Pearl City, a retired employee of Rattan Art Gallery and Sizzler Steak House, died in Waianae. He was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Ines, sons Jimmy and Oliver, daughters Aurelia Malana and Judith Marinas, brother Cres, sister Aquilina Madriaga, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 10 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program: 11 a.m. Service: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Josephine Katherine Miller

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Jan. 27, 2016
Josephine Katherine Miller, 91, of Makaha died at home. She was born in San Pedro, Calif. She is survived by sons Danny “Favorite Son” and Billy Jo, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Leodigaria Melendrez Mascarina

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Jan. 21, 2016
Leodigaria Melendrez “Leo” Mascarina, 87, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired elementary school teacher, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Clarin, Bohol, Philippines. She is survived by husband Cosme; daughters Judy West, Nelia Veloso and Elnora Olorvida; sons Galileo and Rex; brothers Gorgonio, Francisco, Mario and Baldomero Melendrez Jr.; sister Ricarda Relavo; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. All-night vigil starting 5 p.m. Feb. 12 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Honaunau. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 13 at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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James McDougal Lowson

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Feb. 3, 2016
James McDougal “Mac” Lowson, 73, of Kapalua, Maui, an appraiser, real estate salesman and principal broker of Lowson & Associates, died in Island Hospice, Kahului. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laurie, son Hobbs, daughter Annie Queirolo and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Feb. 6 at the rooftop of 744 Front St., Lahaina. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Rose Morris Lim

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Jan. 12, 2016
Rose Morris Lim, 84, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John Jr., William and Matthew; daughter Roberta Vierra; brothers Victor, David and Thomas Morris; and sisters Tillie Garrett, Susie Sennette and Sharon Anderson. Service: 11 a.m. Feb. 18 at Villages of Kapolei. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Mitsue Kubo

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Jan. 23, 2016
Mitsue Kubo, 96, of Wahiawa, a retired Sogetsu ikebana instructor, died at home. She was born in Kure, Japan. She is survived by sons Dudley Y. and Miles M., daughter Jeanne R.K. Whitmire, sisters Yoshie Kimura and Nobuko Yamada, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Mae Shizumi Ikemoto

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Jan. 27, 2016
Mae Shizumi Ikemoto, 68, of Honolulu, a stenographer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. Private services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Mary Lou Horie

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Jan. 5, 2016
Mary Lou Horie, 72, of Pearl City, a former Honolulu Mortgage Co. employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Larry, sons Lanford and Lyle, daughters Melissa Watanabe and Marla Horie, brothers Norman and Robert Hornos, and sister Miriam Fernandez. Visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 9 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Service: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ruth Kazu Hirota

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Jan. 16, 2016
Ruth Kazu Hirota, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roger and Dean Nakano, sister Alice Beppu, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Felecia Charleen Harrison

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Feb. 3, 2016
Felecia Charleen Harrison, 62, of Waimanalo, a juvenile detention worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Patrick Jr. and sisters Eva Kepaa and Elizabeth Kahunanui. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Service: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jeffrey C. Gilmore

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Jan. 16, 2016
Jeffrey C. Gilmore, 63, of Kaneohe, an auto mechanic business owner and an Army National Guard veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Bertha P. and brother Michael. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Service: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Jennie Yoko Fujimoto

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Jan. 11, 2016
Jennie Yoko Fujimoto, 83, of Honolulu, a retired land abstractor supervisor for the state Department of Transportation, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Keith, Lance, Kirk and Mark; brothers Herbert, Roy, Victor, Tracy, Jerry and Stanley Yamashiroya; sister Helen Sugimoto; and granddaughter Alyssa Wei. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Peter Foster

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Jan. 13, 2016
Peter Foster, 54, of Hauula died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Elaine “Loke” Kamanawa and Kristina “Kaleonahe” Manu; brothers Ciso, Chris and Junior Tehada; sister Florence Tehada; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at Kahana Valley State Park. Scattering of ashes to follow at Kahana Bay Pier. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Rita C.M.T. Chung

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Jan. 29, 2016
Rita C.M.T. Chung, 65, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a beauty salon owner, died. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by husband Mel, daughter Rina, brothers Peter and Harvey, and sisters Christine and Susan. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at St. Damien Catholic Church, Molokai. Eulogy: 9:45 a.m. Service: 10:45 a.m. Burial to follow at Molokai Veterans Cemetery, Hoolehua. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

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Jean Chilson

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Jan. 26, 2016
Jean “Jacey” Chilson, 91, of Honolulu died. She was born in Norwalk, Conn. She is survived by son Gary, sister Zoe Alferes, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Claudia Joy Boles

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Feb. 2, 2016
Claudia Joy Boles, 45, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Gallup, N.M. She is survived by sons Anthony, Cherokee and Dean; daughters Pawnee; brother Arlan Karl Dempsey; sisters Grace Ann Ward and Lanell Carol Sagura; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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HARUKO “HELEN” (TAKAHASHI) TANAKA

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$nameHARUKO HELEN (TAKAHASHI) TANAKA February 5, 1926 July 22, 2015 As a child in depression-era Hawai'i our mother never dreamed of all the modern conveniences she would have as an adult. Little did she know she would travel from the hills of Kohala to Honolulu for work at the Hawaiian Telephone Company, have her own home and family in Aiea, and finally move to the hills of San Francisco and work for the State of California. All along she kept her love for handcrafts, fashion, the arts, entertainment and especially all animals.

TOMASA “MASING” BARRUGA

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TOMASA MASING BARRUGA Age 92, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 11, 2016 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born March 7, 1923 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son, Eddie (Ok-kun) Barruga; daughter, Jane (Garey) Cunningham; brother, Manual Corotan; sister, Marcela Rarangol. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Feb 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

IWALANI LELING LEOPOLDO

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IWALANI LELING LEOPOLDO Age 76, of Waianae, HI, passed away January 1, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born July 17, 1939 in Hamakua, Big Island. She retired from the Navy Exchange and was a member of First Assembly of God. She is survived by sons, Norman (Raynette) Leopoldo, Jr., Bertram Leopoldo, Michael Roque, Anthony (Blossom) Roque, Patrick (Carol "Noe") Roque; daughter, Constance "Connie" (Daniel) Mahuka; brother, Alan "Bobo" Tabayoyon; sisters, Wendy (Hebden) Kalili, Francis "Fat" (Miki) Victorino, Constance "Connie" Rohas; 29 grandchildren; 35 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (Feb. 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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