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Raymond Aipolani

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June 30, 2012
Raymond Aipolani, 61, of Waipahu, a Waikiki Beach Marriott cook, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by spouse Jim, brother Alika and sisters Rosaline Downie, Pearl M. Lee, Kathy Elliott and Joyce Aki. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hawaii Yacht Club. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

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Rosa Asato

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July 22, 2012
Rosa Asato, 76, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is survived by husband Masaki and brother Jose. Private services.

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Mildred L. Baker

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July 31, 2012
Mildred L. Baker, 81, of Kaneohe, an accountant, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael E. and Edward H. III; daughters Diane T. Baker, Coleen P. Reeves, Judy E. Staples and Erin J. Yost; brothers Leonard Nunes and Kenneth Romao; sisters Lois Kekoa and Carol Castro; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Nicholas Vincent Bertuccio

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July 5, 2012
Nicholas Vincent Bertuccio, 77, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran and retired lifeguard, died in Honolulu. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by brother Carl. Private services.

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Jonathan Erece Blanco

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Aug. 8, 2012
Jonathan Erece “Jon” Blanco, 27, of Kalaoa, Hawaii, a houseman for a Kona hotel, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by fiancee Madonna M. Kalavi, parents Mamerto Jr. and Guadalupe E., sister Cathy Rodrigues and grandparent Laurdis P. Erece. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahala Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Elizabeth Krauskopf Bushnell

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July 1, 2012
Elizabeth Krauskopf Bushnell, 97, of Manoa, an editor with University Press in Virginia, died in Honolulu. She was born in Madison, Wis. She is survived by sons Andrew F. and Philip J., daughter Victoria M., eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Charles N. Chinen

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July 26, 2012
Charles N. Chinen, 79, of Pearl City died in Aiea. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Nobu, son Wade, daughters LeeAnn and Kate, brother Clyde and sisters Kimi Chinen and Elaine Oda. Private services.

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Alexander E. Chu

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July 27, 2012
Alexander E. Chu, 93, of Honolulu, retired president and owner of A.E. Chu & Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gilbert L. and Willy M.H., daughter Kathy C. Kau, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Major Sheldon Maunakea Cockett

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Aug. 3, 2012
Major Sheldon Maunakea Cockett, 43, of Wailuku died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brothers Lawrence III, Patrick, Byron and Benjamin Cockett, and Clyde Kia; and sisters Jackie Sacapanio, Beverly Cockett, Lei Carineo and Linda Vea. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuary.com.

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FILEMON DULDULAO CORPUZ

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FILEMON
DULDULAO CORPUZ
Age 92, of Honolulu Hawaii, passed away July 17, 2012 in Aiea. Born November 22, 1919 in Laoag City Ilocos Norte, Philippines.
He is survived by sons, Jose (Susanna) Corpuz, Arthur (Nora) Corpuz; daughters, Bella (Melecio) Utleg of Philippines, Faye (Sixto) Romero of NV, Arsenia (Philip) Benosa, Maribel (Maxencio) Guillermo; 35 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchilden; 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (August 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (August 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Elbert Dickson

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July 25, 2012
Elbert “EB” Dickson, 84, of Lebanon, Ore., a retired military veteran, died in Albany, Ore. No survivors. Scattering of ashes held at Pokai Bay, Waianae. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Maloaufa’atasi Faumuina

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Aug. 1, 2012
Maloaufa’atasi Faumuina, 51, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. She was born in Gagaifoolevao, Western Samoa. She is survived by brothers Tulaga, Kirisimasi and Faifaiese Faumui; and sister Falelua Iosia. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. today at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Violet M.H. Grady

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Aug. 8, 2012
Violet M.H. Grady, 86, of Honolulu, a retired office clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono lulu. She is survived by husband Richard, daughters Nora Patterson and Nicolette Fritschel, brothers Robert Y.H. and James Y.B. Kim, sisters Nancy Kam and Ethel Kaheaku, eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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HAROLD SUSUMU HIRAYAMA

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HAROLD SUSUMU
HIRAYAMA
Age 78, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away July 17, 2012 in Aiea. Born October 28, 1933 in Wahiawa, Hawaii.
He is survived by wife, Maye H. Hirayama; daughter, Sandi (Greg) Morishige; mother, Yoshie Hirayama; brothers, Charles (Kay) Hirayama, Tom (Karen) Hirayama, Miki (Sharlene) Hirayama, Kenneth Hirayama; 3 grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (August 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Walter Hiroyoshi Ifuku

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July 14, 2012
Walter Hiroyoshi Ifuku, 85, of Honolulu, an inventory management officer for the federal government at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sylvia M.; sons Stanton, Neal and Earle; daughter Lynn Yasutomi; sisters Hatsuko Yamasaki and Helen Kodama; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jennie Kawaiaea

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April 3, 2012
Jennie “Noenoe” Kawaiaea, 77, of Waikiki, a Sun Islands Hawaii Travel retiree, died in Pu’uwai o Makaha. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers William and Ernest, and sister Ruby Barker. Celebration of life: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Fort De Russy Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. For information, email noenoe77@gmail.com.

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NATIVIDAD “NANCY” LLOYD

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NATIVIDAD “NANCY” LLOYD
Age 78, of Aiea, HI, passed away July 15, 2012 in Aiea. Born October 4, 1933 in Aiea, HI.
She is survived by husband, Moses Lloyd; sons, Alexander (Gayla Ann) Haliniak-Lloyd, Samson Lloyd, Benjamin Dabis; daughters, Trinidad Dabis, Patricia Dabis, Mona Dabis, Paulette Dabis; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brothers, Albert Bernades, Lawrence Bernades, Robert Bernades, Abraham Bernades, Richard Bernades, Stanley Bernades.
Visitation 8:45 a.m. Monday (August 20) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Service 9:45 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MITSUKO MASAKI

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MITSUKO MASAKI
Age 97, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away July 26, 2012 in Waipahu. Born January 3, 1915 in Kipapa, Hawaii.
She is survived by sons, George (Joan) Masaki, Roy (Leatrice Aono) Masaki; daughters, June Tanabe, Claire Masaki, Susan (Milton) Migita; sisters, Charlotte Tanji, Grace (Hideaki) Uradomo; 9 grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (August 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

EROLIA VICTORIA KORIA MATA’UTIA

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EROLIA VICTORIA KORIA MATA’UTIA
Age 53, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away July 30, 2012 in Honolulu. Born September 16, 1958 in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
She is survived by husband, Herman A. Mata’utia; son, Koria L. Mata’utia; daughters, Erolina J. Mata’utia, Cherish L. Mata’utia; mother, Lemoelefili S. Koria; brothers, Tanumaleu S. (Teuila) Koria II, Sile (Felila) Koria; sisters, Erolini E. (Vitale) Eseva, Erolaine L. (Tulaga) Luani, Erolina L. (Saualegogo) Sataraka, Evelyn I. (Jeffery) Gaogao.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (August 19) at Ierusalema Fou Congregational Christian Church; (616 N. School St., Honolulu) Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Monday (August 20) at Ierusalema Fou Congregational Christian Church; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Flowers Welcome.

Teruko Nagahisa

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Aug. 3, 2012
Teruko Nagahisa, 93, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Marina Flowers florist and Kapaa High School cook, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Albert Sr., son Albert Jr., daughter Jo Ann, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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SHIOKICHI NISHIMURA

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SHIOKICHI NISHIMURA
88, of Waianae, passed away on July 28, 2012. He was a retired pipefitter/welder for Heide and Cook. He is survived by his wife, Dale; son, Paul (Monica) Nishimura; daughter, Wanda (Ronald) Randall; 3 grandchildren (Ryan, Lauren and Casey); brothers, Bert (Sally), Fred (Grace) and Naruo Nishimura. Visitation from 3 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service 4 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

TERUKO “TERRY” NISHIMURA

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TERUKO “TERRY” NISHIMURA
Age 98, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away July 22, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born June 27, 1914 in Marconi, HI (Kahuku). Teruko was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wahiawa and a retired worker from Liberty House.
She is survived by daughter, Gail Nishimura; sister, Matsuko “Margaret” Kawana; sisters-in-law, Michiko Ohashi and Chiyoko Ohashi.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (August 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. No flowers, please.

Sonny Puerto

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Aug. 5, 2012
Sonny Puerto, 81, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired bartender for Manele Bay Hotel on Lanai, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Josefina E., son Sonny E. Jr., daughters Jane E. Puerto and Felicia P. Remmen, and a grandchild. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 7 p.m.

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Jerry R.D. Ramos

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Aug. 19, 2011
Jerry R.D. Ramos, 60, of Honolulu, a maintenance worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Moana, daughter Kimberly Caspillo, brothers Eusibio “Sonny” Jr. and Arnold, sisters Norma Lagadon and Nancy Okinishi, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 622 N. Judd St. Graveside services in Hilo at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

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FETALAIGA MAIAVA MELI SAVAIINAEA SAMIFUA

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FETALAIGA MAIAVA MELI SAVAIINAEA SAMIFUA
Age 84, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away July 19, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born October 29, 1927 in Apia, Western Samoa. A member of the Hawaii First Samoan Assembly of God, Honolulu.
She is survived by sons, Malaelupe Samifua, Ieriko Samifua; daughters, Tatagi Toeta, Annie Laloulu, Aliitasiolemalo Tunupopo, Pouliofata Tufele, Alalagafa Talaeai, Pologa Leituala, Diane Solo, Fetalaiga Toetu, Vineula Fesili; sister, Afioaga Tasi; 46 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; 75 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (August 18) at Hawaii First Assembly of God; (1420 Palama St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Harold Santiago

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Aug. 9, 2012
Harold Santiago, 73, of Hilo, a retired Hamakua Coast Plantation farmer and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Beatrice; sons Thomas, Timothy and Jonathan Malendres and Joshua, Oliver, Nick and Hans Santiago; daughters Eldergard Manasas, Iris Camacho and Sasaki, Pupi and Sabrina Santiago; brothers Wallace, Norman, Stafford and Stanford; sisters Stephanie Lawrence, Caroline and Kathy; 33 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. today at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 6 p.m.

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Hideko Shirai

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Aug. 6, 2012
Hideko Shirai, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayne T. and Wallace T.; daughters Barbara Heu, Gail Saiki and Ellen Shirai; brothers George and Shoichi Takahashi; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jay Slivkoff

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Aug. 5, 2012
Jay Slivkoff, 70, of Volcano, Hawaii, a University of Hawaii-Hilo observatory technician in the Department of Astronomy and Physics, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by wife Marilyn Brown, daughter Clearwater S., brother Greg, sister Janet Seleznoff, former wife Lona and three grandchildren. Services pending. Donations suggested to Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka St., Honolulu, HI 96814.

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ANGEL “CHUT” SOJOT

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ANGEL “CHUT” SOJOT
Age 86, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away July 15, 2012 in Honolulu. Born April 26, 1926 in Mana, Kauai. A lover of the ocean and family.
He is survived by wife, Canesia Sojot; sons, Angel Bruce Sojot, Charles (Marsha) Sojot, Patrick Balbarino, Wesley (Michelle) Olanolan, Gregory (Beulah) Olanolan, Nathan (Gale) Olanolan, Ronald Sojot; daughters, Valerie (Danny) Guevara, Pamela Keliikoa, Cathy (Alan) Ching, Nadine Pua (John) Aipia; 26 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brother, Bay (Lee) Sojot; sisters, Pedelina Quemado, Angela Dacosin.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (August 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday (August 18) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Mildred M. Soria

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March 27, 2012
Mildred M. Soria, 90, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association labor relations director, died. She was born in Washington, D.C. She is survived by son Harry B. Jr., daughter Camille A. Miske, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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