Archive for April 1st, 2011

Anthony Fox Akana

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March 25, 2011
Anthony Fox “Akoni” Akana, 54, of Honolulu, an executive director, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Kainoa J. and mother Frances F. Services pending. Donations may be made to Friends of Mokuula.

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Benedicto Tomboc Alvarado

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Feb. 22, 2011
Benedicto Tomboc Alvarado, 77, of San Diego, a retired San Diego Gas & Electric employee, died in Pomerado Hospital, San Diego. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by sons Wade, Ben, Cullen, Galen and Kelton; and daughters Colette Chandler and Roxanne Reycasa. Services held in San Diego.

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Libbie Shirley Leinani Bailey-Kimokeo

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March 7, 2011
Libbie Shirley Leinani Bailey-Kimokeo, 86, of Kapolei died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Arthur and Levi Williamson and Robert Kimokeo; daughters Roberta Wong and Marjorie Moses; caregiver and grandson Solomon Williamson; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Kahale Hoaono Hou o ke Akua Church in Kalihi. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Chanthala Chounramany

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March 25, 2011
Chanthala Chounramany, 75, of Waipahu, a retired Royal Lao Air Force colonel, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Laos. He is survived by sons Lance P. and Danny I., daughters Nila N. Rattanasamay and Lala P. Lizama, brother Phoungmala, sister Sengmany Soutthiphong and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary.

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Richard William Cuomo

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March 27, 2011
Richard William “Rick” Cuomo, 54, of Kihei, Maui, a No Ka Oi Guard Services security officer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by wife Marie Quindica-Cuomo, sons George and Gregory, father Mario, mother Dorothy and brothers Glenn, Dale and Brian. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.
ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Napoleon Atentico Ebanez

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March 28, 2011
Napoleon Atentico “Chopper” Ebanez, 83, of Hilo, was a retired manager, supervisor and special police officer for the County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation at the Hoolulu Complex, a heavy equipment supervisor for the Cultivation Department and Surveying & Engineering Department at Hawaiian Agriculture Co. in Pahala, and an Air Force staff sergeant who served in World War II in Germany, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Adelina Y. “Lina”; sons Ross Sr., Brian and Scot; brothers Miguel Ebanez, Reubencio Ibanez and Magdalino Ibanes; sisters Celerine Lumanlan, Auralia Ibanez, Margaret Burns, Julia Rances, Patricia Gonsalves, Gina Pacyao and Maria, Amanda and Palabia Ibanes; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Albert Cheu Pun Foo

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March 2, 2011
Albert Cheu Pun Foo,
78, of Ewa Beach, an Ewa Beach Bakery owner, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waiawa. He is survived by wife Cynthia C.; sons Timothy, Troy and Tenneyson; daughters Janna Nishimura and Allison Foo; brother Robert; sister Janet Mau; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Fredericka Hoddick Goldsmith

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March 12, 2011
Fredericka Hoddick “Freddie” Goldsmith, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired real estate broker, died in Kailua. She was born in North Wildwood, N.J. She is survived by husband Watson W., son Gordon H., daughter SaraKatherine and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. May 7 at Kaneohe Yacht Club.

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Alice Akimi Hanna

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ALICE AKIMI HANNA

Was born November 25, 1926 in Kauai, grew up on Kekaha Mauka/Hukipo, and passed away peacefully at home on March 23, 2011 in Huntington Beach, CA at the age of 84 from pulmonary fibrosis. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all. An avid crossword puzzle solver with love for her garden, Alice was a petite woman with a huge spirit and generous heart.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Kiyoto & Takuichi Nakano and sister Shigemi. She is survived by her beloved husband James A. Hanna, son James B, his wife Colleen, daughter Lisa Hanna, her son Cris, daughter Ren Hanami and sister Janet Senaha. A private memorial will be held at her home on April 3. In lieu of flowers she would have preferred donations made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (888-733-6741).

Giap Thi Harris

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March 28, 2011
Giap Thi Harris, 73, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Long Xuyen, Vietnam. She is survived by sons David, Darren, Andy, Larry and Allen; daughters Marie L. Phan, Lena Stoychef and Lisa and Kim Harris; sisters Cung Thi and Be Thi Nguyen; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Frank Tadao Hirai

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March 16, 2011
Frank Tadao Hirai, 77, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Walter, Francis, David, Stanley and Edwin; and sisters June Hirai, Margaret Tom and Eleanor Marquez. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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LOUIS THEODORE KELIIKAHI KAANOI

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LOUIS THEODORE KELIIKAHI KAANOI

Louis Theodore Keliikahi Kaanoi, 90, of Honolulu, died March 22, 2011. He was born to Theodore Kalei Kaanoi and Catherine Kauwila Self on July 1, 1920 in Honolulu. He married Elizabeth Mary Ah Kwaifa Taum in 1936. He retired as a supervisor/inspector for the City and County of Honolulu Refuse Division. Predeceased by his son, Louis Theodore Keliikahi Kaanoi, Jr. and daughter, Brenda Moniz.

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Elizabeth; three sons, Wendall (Jackie) Kaanoi of Las Vegas, NV, Rodney (Beverly) Kaanoi, Sr., Martial (Genevieve) Kaanoi; two daugthers, Mary Catherine (Jerry) Henson of Santee, CA, Yvonne Kauwila (Luther) Niheu; 34 grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Kaleo.

Gaylynn Oshell (Justine, [Alyssa]): Wendall Kaanoi, Jr. (Heather, Jessica): Jeanette (Richard) Brazell (Amanda, Taler): Eric (Carrie) Kaanoi (Ikaika, Donna Rae): Shawna (Jason) Hosoi (Jade): Kelii Kaanoi, (Kuulei, Kahi [Iliana, Jacob, Joel] Kaui [Brock], Kahale): Ronnell (Dale) Zuttermeister, (Alii, [Aizek], Kaanoi, Kila): Reagan (Celeste) Kaanoi, (Chase, Ransen, Reece): Rodney (Trini) Kaanoi, Jr., (Ikaika, Taryn, Makana, [Riley] Kaulana,): Leilani Stevenson, (Joey, Kama Lei: Ryan (Jiji) Stevenson (Pressly): Julie Kalakau (Nainoa, Sydney): John Stevenson: Bobby Stevenson, (Tyler): Chanin Kahale (Austin, Aaron, Blaze, Christian): Momi (Neal) Kaanoi-Palafox, (Lawakua, Laikukawaa, Lulukaokeawa): Maile Rose (Leif) Sjostrand, (Kealia, Meleani, Keahi): Akoni (Lisa) Kaanoi, (Keliiaumoana, Kalanikapu): Kalei (Aulani) Kaanoi, (Kiinalehau, Kamanui): Keliikahi Kaanoi, (Kauikoakoa, Malu): Danielle Moniz, (Makana), Tracy (Adriana) Moniz, (Tracy Jr., Arianna, Kiana): Eugene Moniz, (Deizsa, Dezire, [Aizen], Eugene Jr.: Yvette (Ben) Rowe, (Cheyne, William): Pomaikai (Jonathan) Morris, (Praise, Hope, Christian): Ululani Moniz, (Kahealani): Dale (Brandie) Henson, (Courtney, Kawika, Keoni): Desiree (Mark) Oberlies, (Malia (Bryan) Davey [Krysten, Austin, Ryder] Ikaika, Caitlyn, Mehgan [Devin], Rebekah, Josh : Kimo (Sheree) Henson, (Hunter, Makoa): Louis Niheu, (Nani (Samson) Kumuhone-Niheu, [Kanaloa, Kamekona]: Lani (Victor) Ropoza-Niheu, [Victor]: Tanya Niheu [deceased] (Chantel Kauwila Hawkins; [Ashtyn GG Titsworth-Borge]: Kalei (Kanani) Hawkins; [Laai, Orion]): (Kaui (Douglas) Orpillia, (Brandon, Jonathan): Luther Niheu, Jr., (George, Elizabeth, Luther III, Melissa Bunch): Charles Niheu (Denise, Kekoa, Ethan)

Visitation from 6-9 p.m., Thursday (4/07/2011) at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation again at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday (4/08/2011); service 11:30 a.m. with burial to follow at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire requested.

Stanley Kahawaii

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March 6, 2011
Stanley Kahawaii, 58, of Waianae died in San Antonio. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived
by wife Madonna, son Alexander, daughter Sierra, sisters Nanette Smith and Ella Ching, and hanai families Iokia and Pakele. Scattering of ashes to be held at Maili Beach Park at a later date. Aloha attire.

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Ronald Kanahele

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March 9, 2011
Ronald “Uncle Ron” Kanahele, 59, of Waianae, a steel guitar player and teacher, died in Waialua. He was born in Kamalo, Molokai. He is survived by hanai son Max Louie, brothers Raymond and Gary, and sisters Jeanette Nomaaea and Laverne Kanahele. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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William Hideo Kaya

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March 10, 2011
William Hideo Kaya, 88, of Punaluu, a retired store owner-proprietor of Kaya Store, and an Army staff sergeant with the 100th Battalion, died in Punaluu. He was born in Punaluu. He is survived by wife Ethel, son Wilfred, daughters Beverly Hashimoto and Geraldine Harada, brother Albert, sisters Sarah Sueoka and Dora Sapiro, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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VALENTIN HERMANO LAGUA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

VALENTIN
HERMANO LAGUA

Age 88, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away March 6, 2011 in Waipahu. Born February 10, 1923 in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He retired as a heavy equipment operator from Del Monte Corp., after 30 years of service.

He is survived by wife, Ludivina B. Lagua; sons, Danilo B. (Jeraldine) Lagua, Delbert B. (Fe) Lagua; 2 grandchildren, Dustin Lagua, Danelle Lagua.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (April 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 5) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Felipa Pumaras Martin

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March 18, 2011
Felipa Pumaras Martin, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Caesar, Juanito, Marmin Sr. and Cornelio Sr.; brother Victor Pumaras; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 am. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Stella Fusaye Nakamura

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Feb. 20, 2011
Stella Fusaye Nakamura, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Okuhara Foods Inc. food processor, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Grace C. and Joyce S. Nakamura and Agnes Y. Kubota. Private services.

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Beatrice Ayako Nakauye

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March 20, 2011
Beatrice Ayako Nakauye, 56, of Kailua, a First Hawaiian bank retiree, died in Anaheim, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dennis; sons John and Ian; mother Yvonne Tani; sisters Ichiko Tani, Audrey E. Williams and Laurie Shichida; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Olga Catherine Nichols

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March 9, 2011
Olga Catherine “Yogie” Nichols, 64, of Niulii, Hawaii, a program director for Parker School Community Education Program, Kohala Country Fair chairwoman, West Hawaii Mediation Services mediator and a former secretary to Bob Hope, died at home. She was born in Zemun, Yugoslavia. She is survived by husband Kim Sweeney, hanai son Johnny Jordan, hanai daughter Beatriz Jordan, sister Alexandra Schaaf and two hanai grandchildren. Private services.

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Gina Jeannine Ready

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March 20, 2011
Gina Jeannine Ready, 49, of Kailua-Kona, a certified substance abuse counselor for the Big Island Substance Abuse Council, died at home. She was born in Huntington Park, Calif. She is survived by son Coty Shupp, daughters Roxanne Shupp and Aquilena Hamilton, mother Mary Smith and a grandchild. Services to be held at a later date.

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BERTRAM “BERT” KOO SEBRESOS

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

BERTRAM “BERT” KOO SEBRESOS

Age 81, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away March 7, 2011 in Honolulu. Born October 10, 1929 in Hilo, Hawaii. Highly decorated Korean War Veteran, retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a Nuclear Power Maintenance Man. An avid fisherman, swimmer and loves Hawaiian music.

He is survived by wife of 63 yrs, Roberta L. Sebresos; sons, Bertram R. (Salve) Sebresos of Las Vegas, Wendell (Kathleen) Sebresos of Las Vegas, Lesley De Costa; daughters, Cathleen S. (Theodore Y.S.) Goo, Marylyn Kamealoha of Las Vegas; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; brothers, Danny (Ruby) Sebresos of CA, Rudy (Elaine) Sebresos, Leonard (Patricia) Sebresos; sister, Hilda (Joe) Viernes of Nevada.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 9:30 a.m. Committal Service 11:00 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Richard Dias Souza

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March 24, 2011
Richard Dias “Dick” Souza, 86, of Kaneohe, an owner of Sunset Dairy in Waianae and an Oahu Community Correctional Center corrections officer, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mona, sons Rick and Paul, daughters Liz Irvine and Diana Jay, sisters Christine Bright and Doris Osher, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Robert Gene Le Beau Sr.

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March 5, 2011
Robert Gene Le Beau Sr., 53, of Honolulu, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in San Jose, Calif. He is survived by wife Natalie; sons Robert Foster and Robert G., Elia and Dakota Le Beau; daughters Honesty Le Beau and Mapu Asuncion; brothers Darby J., ToddL. and Joey L.; sisters Susan and Debbie Le Beau, and Twyla and Mary Treetops; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Macario Villaspir Tapat Sr.

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March 3, 2011
Macario Villaspir Tapat Sr., 77, of Waipahu, a retired groundskeeper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Barangay, Solot San Juan Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Felina; sons Edgar, Edison, Elie, Emmanuel Sr., Macario Jr., Ronald and Ronie; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. next Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. April 9 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

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Jean Galon Tagaca

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March 11, 2011
Jean Galon Tagaca, 42, of Honolulu, a receptionist with Hawaii Auto Group, formerly known as Saturn, died in the Queens Medical Center. She is survived by husband Mario; son Jeano I.; daughters Lezlie-Ann, Jeannie-Ann and Jerricka-Ann; mother Leonora Galanto; hanai mother Celerina Galon; and sisters Sue and Lorrie-En Galon. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. today at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. tomorrow at Center of Light Christian Ministries. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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WESLEY “WES” K. TAMANAHA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

WESLEY “WES”
K. TAMANAHA

Age 56, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away March 24, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born October 17, 1954 in Wahiawa, Oahu. His favorite pastimes were playing darts and pool.

He is survived by sons, Wesley Tamanaha, Jr, Vance Tamanaha, Ikena Nixon; mother, Jean Tamanaha; brothers, Gary Tamanaha, Derrick Tamanaha, Ryan (Kelly) Tamanaha; sister, Carrie Ann (Albert) Yamanouchi; grandchild, Anela Tamanaha; former spouse, Andrea Tamanaha-
Welker.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (April 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Rohilio Tayan

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March 26, 2011
Rohilio “Lane” Tayan, 69, of Halaula, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Lani Resort maintenance supervisor, died at home. He was born in North Kohala. He is survived by companion Thanya Kao‘o, daughters Leah Tayan-Adkins and Dawn Tayan, sisters Josephine Magno and Ann Chock, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church in Hawi. Services:
10 a.m.

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Jane Edith Thomas

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March 8, 2011
Jane Edith Thomas, 94, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a retired medical technologist and homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Ketchikan, Alaska. She is survived by son James, daughters Gabriele Moss and Starr Klube, and a grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Christ Church Episcopal in Kealakekua.

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Miye Watanabe

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March 22, 2011
Miye Watanabe, 94, of Hilo, a retired Consolidated Amusement Co. Ltd. employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sister Etsuko Arakaki. Private services. No monetary offerings. No flowers.

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