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Lorraine (Duro) Lum “Laura”

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LORRAINE (DURO) LUM “LAURA”

Lorraine “Laura” Lum moved on to new adventures on October 20 at Pali Momi Medical Center.

Laura was born August 20, 1940 to parents Victor and Alice Duro. She grew up in Kapahulu with sisters Laverne Gabriel, Caroline DeMello, and Victoria “Missy” Duro and brothers Clayton, Clifford, and Dennis “Joby”.

She attended Kaimuki High School where she fell in love with Daniel Lum, whom she married. They were happily married for 52 years and raised four children: Gordon, Nathan “Bully”, Jeffrey “Jim” and Danielle “Sis.”

She also was proud of her grandchildren: Gina Leslie, Nanea Lum, Kawehi Lum, Chivanna Hatchie, and Lokahikahonua Lum.

She was often found at her children’s and grandchildren’s athletic, dramatic, artistic, and academic events. A firm believer in supporting children, she attended events for nephews and nieces, too. Her cheers of support will be missed.

Before retiring she was a loyal and respected executive secretary at Grayline Hawaii and Outrigger Hotels.

Lorraine passed quietly after a lengthy illness with her family at her side. Mahalo to the nurses and respiratory therapists at Pali Momi’s ICU and to Dr. Kevin Hara for treating her with loving kindness and giving us three bonus years with her.

Services Friday, November 18 at Kaumakapili Church. 5:30 visitation. 6:30 service.

Lillian Yee Ching

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Oct. 21, 2011
Lillian Yee Ching, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Government customer service agent, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons James and Thomas, daughters Pamela Van Poollen and Debbie Arakaki, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Takio Harada

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Oct. 16, 2011
Takio Harada, 84, of Pearl City, an Army veteran with the 3rd Battalion, 343rd Infantry Regiment, who served in World War II, a retired meat cutter from Schofield Commissary, and a Servco auto salesman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son John, daughter Amy Okami and sister Margaret Lee. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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PHILIP BROOK HOWELL

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PHILIP BROOK HOWELL

Kidney cancer finally got the best of me. God took me home on -September 6, 2011.

I’ve lived with a foot in two worlds for too long anyway. One foot in my Hawaiian homeland where I was born in Honolulu on May 6, 1951 to Lei Mamo Sousa and Philip E. Howell. They worked hard and sacrificed much to give my sisters and I every advantage to succeed. I spent a happy youth and young adult hood immersed in that gentle and rich culture. The other foot was in Ogden Utah where much of my adult life was spent having way too much fun in my law enforcement career, and raising my beloved family. Now I am free to roam where I will.

I’ve lived a full and eventful life. I’ve loved and been loved. I’ve won most of my battles and lost a few as well. Did some profoundly good things as well as made some really dumb decisions. I have more proud memories than regrets but am most grateful God put my wife Cheri in my path. She loved me fiercely, loyally and protected and cared for me through our entire marriage.

There is a saying a man’s greatness is measured by the greatness of his enemies. Unfortunately for me the few enemies I made were small minded and insignificant men…ah well. I have many friends and associates who were unfailingly thoughtful and supportive throughout my life and in my most recent time of need. Especially my Hawaiian and my Utah “brothers and sisters”. You know who you are. Mahalo to you all.

If you venture to Hawaii go to the Halona Point lookout on the Kaiwi Coast of Oahu, look to your left and you may see me playing in the waves at Sandy Beach or relaxing in the tidal pools along the reef. If in Utah look to the Ogden Valley and in the winter you may glimpse me in my board shorts and slippers helping you shovel the snow off your driveway. There will be a smile on my face and I am at peace. As the song goes: “Aloha oe..until we meet again”.

Philip is survived by his Kuuipo (Wife) Cheri, of twenty eight years, Married December 10,1983. Along with her came her children Kami, Britney, and Casey, together they had Two daughters, Ka’ilialoha and Ka’iulani. Also surviving are, one granddaughter ,two grandsons, and nine step grandchildren. His Parents, and sisters, Leigh Howell-Reed (Leroy), Dixie, Puunani. Two Nephews and two Nieces. Funeral services were held in Utah September 12, 2011 at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary. Visit more obituary at www.lindquistmortuary.com

Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii, will be held at Star of the Sea Church, November 19, 2011. Visitation from 11:00am to 12:30pm. Services 12:30pm.

Warren J. Ii

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Nov. 5, 2011
Warren J. Ii, 68, of Honolulu, an entrepreneur, died. He was born in Pauoa Valley. He is survived by son Francis Mahiai, daughters Raelynn Crenshaw and Nadine Mahiai, companion Diana and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at 2119 Booth Road. Casual attire.

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Anthony Ricardo Ioli Jr.

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Feb. 24, 2011
Anthony Ricardo “Rick” Ioli Jr., 63, of Lihue, owner of Ioli Construction, died in Lihue. He was born in Pittsburgh. He is survived by brothers Victor, Lloyd and Roc. Memorial gathering and scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hanalei Bay Pavilion. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Sean Lee Karamath

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Nov. 8, 2011
Sean Lee Karamath, 65, of Mililani, a human resources specialist and a retired chief warrant officer for the Army, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Charlieville, Trinidad and Tobago. He is survived by wife Katie; sons Clint, Sean and Glenn; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Schofield Barracks Post Main Chapel. Services: 1:30 p.m. Burial to follow at Schofield Barracks Cemetery.

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Shirley A. Kim

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Oct. 4, 2011
Shirley A. Kim, 74, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Scraper, Okla. She is survived by husband Young, son Akira, daughters Theresa Warwick and Michele Kaniaupio, sister Donna Jean Savagio and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Kenneth Futoshi Kohama

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Oct. 26, 2011
Kenneth Futoshi Kohama, 78, of Pearl City, an ironworker for S&M Welding, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepsister Mildred Arai and companion Vickie Sakai. Private services.

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EMILIA HUGO LOSA

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EMILIA HUGO LOSA

Age 90, of Waipahu, passed away October 28, 2011 at Hawaii Medical Center West. Born May 28, 1921 in Nabua, Camarines Sur, Philippines. Member of Bicol Club of Hawaii.

She is survived sons, David (Odie) Losa of Bakersfield, CA, Jess (Halina) Losa of San Francisco, CA, William (Teresa) Losa of Gardena, CA; daughters, Angie (Ernesto) Vale Cruz of Los Angeles, CA, Juliet Picazo, Emelie (Matt) Chang; 10 granchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday 11/17 at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu; Mass 11:00 a.m. Final services and burial will be held in the Philippines. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Eduvigis Cato Losbanez

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Nov. 5, 2011
Eduvigis Cato Losbanez, 85, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Manila. She is survived by sons Danilo Jr., Dario, Daniel, Dennis and David; daughters Erlinda and Diana Losbanez and Lilian Flanders; brother Juanito Cato; 24 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services to be held in the Philippines.

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William Anthony Nobriga

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Oct. 26, 2011
William Anthony Nobriga, 74, of Kaneohe, a Hawaii Newspaper Agency photoengraver, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diana; sons Paul, Scott and James; daughter Cynthia Kock-Wah; brothers Earl and Jerry; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaii-funeralservices.com. Incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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HELEN AKIKO ONIZUKA

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HELEN AKIKO ONIZUKA

Age 72, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away October 26, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born September 25, 1939 in Haleiwa, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Terry K. (Tammy) Onizuka, Kelly J. (Myrna) Onizuka, Robert S. Onizuka, Russ K. (Lena) Onizuka, Marc M. Onizuka; brothers, George (Joyce) Koga, Ralph Koga; sisters, Judy Koga, Diane (David) Haskin, Jeanette (David) Koga-Horen, Annette Koga; 7 grandchildren; nieces & nephews.

Private services were held.

SAMUEL BINYAN RUBIO

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SAMUEL BINYAN RUBIO

Age 86, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 17, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born August 1, 1925 in Onomea, Hawaii. A retired Lead Pest Control Leader for Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor; and a retired security guard for Naval Exchange.

He is survived by wife, Faye B. Rubio; sons, Clifford (Janet) Rubio, Mario Rubio; daughter, Theresa Cablinga; hanai daughter, Angela (LaMar) McColor; brothers, Caesar Rubio of Kapaa, Diosdado Rubio, Reuben Rubio of Kona; sisters, Angelina Navarro, Rebecca Galios; sister-in-law, Patricia Rubio; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (November 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (November 15) at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Leonard Allen Schneider

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Nov. 7, 2011
Leonard Allen “Lennie Pennie” Schneider, 63, of Kailua, an entrepreneur, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Rochester, N.Y. He is survived by daughters, a companion, a sister and his father. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Fort DeRussy Park, Waikiki. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Donations may be made to Church of Scientology Super Power Project-Schneider Account.

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Joyce Dolores Sipe

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Nov. 5, 2011
Joyce Dolores Sipe, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Fort Shafter supervisor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Gettysburg, Pa. She is survived by brother Kenneth Sanders and sister Dorothy Sealover. Private services.

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Tiare J. Sneidar

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Nov. 1, 2011
Tiare J. Sneidar, 89, of Kailua, a retired real estate agent, died in Kailua. She was born in Lincoln, Neb. She is survived by husband Sylvester, son Lon Woodrum and a grandchild. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com

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Julian Sajor Somoba

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Oct. 24, 2011
Julian Sajor Somoba, 87, of Kaneohe, a meat cutter at Foodland, Windward City, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Herminia “Mining,” sons Alexander “Alex” and Matthew “Matt,” daughter Nuevarene “Vene,” brother Simeon, sister Dionicia S. Sajor and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Eulogy: 11:15 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrection information published in an obituary on Wednesday.

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Pedro Paguirigan Agustin Sr.

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Oct. 15, 2011
Pedro Paguirigan Agustin Sr., 88, of Honolulu, a retired laborer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Dionicia “Doning”; son Pedro Jr.; daughters Rosario, Elizabeth and Toni A. Agustin and Jenny Agustin Morris; stepson Nelson Albino Jr.; stepdaughters Jonel A. Faylogna and Nellie Albino; sisters Modesta and Esperanza; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Pedro Lobitos Sr.

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Nov. 1, 2011
Pedro Lobitos Sr., 79, of Wahiawa, a retiree from Operating Engineers Local Union No. 8, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pacita; sons Pedro Jr., Larry, Rodney, Randy and Leroy; daughters Debbie Cummings, Jo Ann Agabin, Julianne Mark and Gina Kaniaupio; sisters Mary Doral and Lucy Alesna; 30 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services: Sunday at 3 p.m. at Alii Beach Park, Haleiwa (behind lifeguard stand). Prayer services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

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Refford Jon Makue Sr.

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Oct. 27, 2011
Refford Jon Makue Sr., 66, of Kailua, a City and County of Honolulu retiree, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Kalihi. He is survived by sons Reef and Darren, daughter Nalani Lundquist, mother Bernice Young and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Evelyn Kimie Toma

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Oct. 30, 2011
Evelyn Kimie Toma, 78, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Walter, daughter Davlyn Sekigawa, brothers Sadao and Mitsu Shimabukuro, sisters Nancy Kimura and Betty Corniel, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Alfred Torricer

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Oct. 10, 2011
Alfred Torricer, 68, of Waipahu, a former city bus driver with Oahu Transit Services, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Benter, Ronald Jr., Bunki, Jikko and Chrisgin; daughters Connie, Linda and Elizabeth “Bakun”; brothers Elpidio, Gregory and Julian; sisters Winifred Nishimori, Margaret Mishina, Gail Lorenzo and Narcissa Torricer; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Earl Mitsuo Ushijima

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Nov. 1, 2011
Earl Mitsuo Ushijima, 73, of Honolulu, a personnel administrator at Global Associates and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jane, son Colin, daughter Gail Shirakata, brothers Ronald and Gerald, sister Eleanor Hirano and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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EDWIN “EDDIE” MOKUOKAI VOELLER

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EDWIN “EDDIE” MOKUOKAI VOELLER

At Age 77, Eddie passed away on October 31, 2011 in Kailua. He was born December 19, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Eddie was a 1952 Graduate of Roosevelt High School and a retired Master Plumber. He was a die hard paddler for 20+ years with Kailua Canoe Club, Hawaiian Warriors, and Healani to name a few. He has touched the hearts of many. We celebrate his strength, love and life, but of course, we will truly miss him.

He is survived by his daughters Tracy and Lei; sons Rusty, Kalani, Mark, Scott and Ekela; sister Miriam; 4 grandsons, 2 great grandsons and numerous nieces & nephews.

We will be having a gathering at Kailua Beach on November 20 at 10 – 12:00 to bid him farewell. Please come and join us. 989-0480

JOSE BATARA YASAY

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JOSE BATARA YASAY

Age 54, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away October 24, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 30, 1957 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. A housekeeper at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel for 15+ years.

He is survived by wife, Macrina Yasay; daughters, Maricel (Jason) Dumas, Abigail Yasay; brothers, Rudolfo and Restituto Yasay of Philippines; sisters, Ines Yasay, Candida Yasay, Lourdes Raquipo of Philippines; 3 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Nov 16) at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (99-132 Moanalua Rd, Aiea); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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