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DONALD A. BECK

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DONALD A. BECK

79, of Honolulu, died Dec. 28, 2011 in Littleton, CO with family by his side. Don was raised in Nashville, attended Vanderbilt University, and moved to Dallas where he met his wife Sally. Don and Sally moved to Hawaii in 1956 while Don was in the Navy. Don then attended law school and practiced law at Cades Schutte. Years later, Don started Beck and Taylor, a Christian law firm. Don and Sally were very involved in New Hope church. Survived by brothers Dale and Robert SR., children Diann, Teresa (Mike), and Alan (Peggy), and grandchildren David and Ashlyn. Memorial Service at New Hope Church Sand Island on Mon April 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm. www.drinkwinemortuary. com for more info and condolences.

Mariano Jallorina Codiamat

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March 14, 2012
Mariano Jallorina Codiamat, 97, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Clarence; daughters Judy Desjaques, Lynn Antonio and Mariaane Codiamat; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Concepcion Fernandez Coloma

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Feb. 28, 2012
Concepcion Fernandez “Conching” Coloma, 81, of Kapolei, a retired Army and Air Force Exchange Service food clerk, died in Aiea. She was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Melandrino; sons Fermelo, Meland and Roselio; brothers Dan and Generoso Fernandez; sister Josefina F. Cauton; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lillian Kailiala Ernestberg

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March 13, 2012
Lillian Kailiala “Aunty Lily” Ernestberg, 81, of Kailua, a retired Sea Life Park custodian, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George K. Jr.; sons George K. III, Gorman L. and Geoffrey K. Ernestberg, and Nelson S.Y. Meguro Jr.; daughters Georgette K., Georgina K. and Georgene K.; brother Jack Chun; sister Elsie C. Fivella and Annie Kaneaupio; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday at Baby Makapuu. Online condolences: www.hawaii­funeralservices.com.

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Rikio Fujioka

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March 14, 2012
Rikio Fujioka, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Army sergeant major who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Calvin and Arthur, sisters Totsy Shon and Janet Kurisu, and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Janie Gonsalves Gusman

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March 22, 2012
Janie Gonsalves Gusman, 91, of Kahului, a retired Cupie’s Drive-In cook, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son John, daughters Patricia Weber and Veronica Texiera, sister Margaret Gonsalves, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Christ the King Catholic Church, Kahului. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Tokiko Hashimoto

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March 19, 2012
Tokiko “Kay” Hashimoto, 87, of Honolulu, a retired sales associate at Sears in Pearlridge Center and former public school teacher in Japan, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hanford, Calif. She is survived by son Alvin Y., daughters Nancy M. Hirano and Margaret T. Hashimoto, brother Akira Fujitani, sister Sadako Yamagishi and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Shizuko Yamauchi Hino

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March 2, 2012
Shizuko Yamauchi Hino, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Aliiolani Elementary School kindergarten teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald, Gerald, Milton and Wendell; daughter Diane; brother Hiroshi Yamauchi; sister Jean Marutani; and 10 grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Katherine Lovell Hoe

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Feb. 28, 2012
Katherine Lovell Hoe, 86, of Lawai, Kauai, a retired Castle Memorial Hospital medical records secretary, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Raymond, Allen and David; sister Jane Kau; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Online condolences: www. borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Joseph A. Tancredi III

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March 17, 2012
Joseph A. “Joey” Tancredi III, 23, of Hilo, a meat department utility worker at Malama Market in Pahoa, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Panorama City, Calif. He is survived by father Joseph A. II, mother Janice and sister Lauren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Kilauea Military Camp, Lehua Conference Room, Volcano, Hawaii. Services: 3 p.m. Cas­ual attire. No flowers.

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Steven Katsumi Iwanaka

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March 16, 2012
Steven Katsumi Iwanaka, 68, of Honolulu, owner of Cory Carpets, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eileen, son Cory, brother Gerald and sisters Joyce Iwata, Sylvia Yoshida, Lynne Yano and Joanne Teruya. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Henry Astronomo Jr.

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March 14, 2012
Henry Astronomo Jr., 90, of Oregon City, Ore., a retiree from the Naval Communication Center in Wahiawa, died in Clackamas, Ore. He was born on Maui. He is survived by sons Lowell W. Young Jr. and Joseph Astronomo; daughters Marjorie Fujimoto, Gloria Brown and Maureen “Ala” Studer; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. April 14 at St. Benedict’s Church, 84-5140 Painted Church Road, Captain Cook, Hawaii. Casual attire.

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Cranston Sheu Hoi Kam

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Feb. 25, 2012
Cranston Sheu Hoi Kam, 54, of Enumclaw, Wash., died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons La‘akea “Basa” Kam and Stanley-Wendell “Aloha” Kam-Nakamoto; daughter Kalu­hine “Kelly” Salinas; brothers Crayton “Bobby,” Carlton “Bo” and Clayton; sister Ouinetta “Yankee” Wong; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at Kailua View Estates Recreation Center, Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Filomena Gaspar Luis

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Feb. 27, 2012
Filomena Gaspar Luis, 85, of Waipahu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Agustin, sons Dominador and Rodolfo, daughters Cita Domingo and Anita Joaquin, brother Andres Gaspar, sister Francisca Manibog, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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WALLACE “WALLY” HATSUICHI NAKAMA

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WALLACE “WALLY” HATSUICHI NAKAMA

Age 77, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 10, 2012 in Honolulu. Born October 28, 1934 in Wailuku, Hawaii. Retired gunnery sergeant with the United States Marine Corps.

He is survived by wife, Hatsuko Nakama; sons, Rodney (Jneva) Nakama, Raymond Nakama, Robert Nakama, Ronald (Karen) Nakama, Michael Nakama; daughter, Debbie Nakama; brothers, Walter Nakama, James Nakama; sisters, Elaine (George) Maemori, Karen Okubo; brother-in-law, Shigeru
Shiroma; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual/ Aloha Attire.

Dora Shinn Piamonte

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March 7, 2012
Dora Shinn Piamonte, 89, of Aiea, a veteran of the first Hawaii Women’s Army Corps, died in Ewa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kirk and Gregory; daughters Valerie Saxton and Catherine Kosaki; sisters Mary Dreith, Mady Zawadzki, Judy Pacarro and Lorraine Sun; and six grandchildren. Burial: 10 a.m. May 4 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Thomas William Pigott

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Feb. 26, 2012
Thomas William “Bill” Pigott, 68, of Wailuku, an assistant superintendent at Willamalane Park District in Springfield, Ore., owner of Viking Maui Sewing Center and associate vice president of John H. Connors Insurance Co., died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by wife Debby H., son Robby, daughter Krista Kelley, brother John, sister Colette Piceau and a grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Maui Country Club. Donations suggested to Hospice Maui or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences: www. ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Violet Wong Sakata

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March 13, 2012
Violet Wong Sakata, 96, of Kaneohe, owner of Wong Yau Store in Kalihi, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Melvin K.K. and Kevin K.O. Wong, daughters Barbara Jean W. Ho and Janice Wong Yoshiyama, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Garden of Love. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Shinji Suematsu

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March 17, 2012
Shinji Suematsu, 83, of Wai­luku, a Maui Land & Pineapple Co. retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brother Yuji and sisters Sumie and Kikuyo. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Aukuso Tuiolemotu

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March 4, 2012
Aukuso Tuiolemotu, 62, of Hono­lulu, a former nursery employee at Oka’s Nursery, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Satitoa, Samoa. He is survived by wife Mile L.; sons Nofo and Aleni Lilo, Tine Tuiolemotu and Aukuso Tuiolemotu Jr.; daughters Lisa Hodges and Fa’alua Tuiolemotu; mother Oloa S.; brothers Iati and So’oso’o; sisters Lafoga, Oso­oso, Anapeline, To’oto’o, Foketi and Miriama; 30 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Keehi Lagoon Memorial Park/Veteran Affairs Hall. Services: 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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ANN A. UYEHARA

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ANN A. UYEHARA

Age 56, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away March 6, 2012 in Honolulu. Born September 21, 1955 in Ewa, Hawaii.

She is survived by brothers, Logan Uyehara, Ted (Kathleen) Uyehara.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Wendy Castle Valentine

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March 11, 2012
Wendy Castle Valentine, 57, of Princeville, Kauai, co-founder of the Lotus Arts Foundation and an author, died at home. She was born in Massachusetts. She is survived by husband Cary, mother Marjorie White, stepfather Kenneth White, brother Chuck Schwer and sisters Jane Lanzilotti and Julie Pickett. Celebration of life to be held May 6 at Hanalei Bay, Kauai. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Lotus Arts Foundation, P.O. Box 1108, Kilauea, HI 96754.

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