Archive for September 2nd, 2012

JAMES CAMPBELL ONAMILIONA SHINGLE “BUTTER”

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JAMES CAMPBELL ONAMILIONA SHINGLE “BUTTER”
Age 87 of Honolulu passed away on August 17 at home with family at his side.
Born on February 4, 1925, in Honolulu, he was the youngest of eight children of Muriel Kuaihelani Campbell Shingle and Robert Witt Shingle.
He attended Punahou School. During WWII, he was in the Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor. He went on to Menlo College, University of Grenoble and graduated from Marlboro College in 1950 with a degree in literature.
He married Alice Hedemann Shingle of Honolulu in 1949. He worked at Bishop Insurance before starting his own business, Property Investment Company, with brother Seymour Shingle and family friend Laura Lucas Thompson.
Butter enjoyed being with his family and friends, who knew him for his great sense of humor and humility. He was an avid tennis player, skier and loved to travel.
He was a lifelong philanthropist and donated to numerous causes and helped many people.
He was the former president of the Kapi’olani Hospital Board of Directors where he worked tirelessly to expand and upgrade the hospital.
He was a longtime president of the James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation.
Butter was a generous and loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
He is survived by longtime companion, Howard Francis Gardiner. He is preceded in death by his son, Witt Hedemann Pilihale Shingle (Susan Tanabe), and survived by daughter Alice Ka’eu’eu Shingle (Timothy Gaffney), grandsons James McGuire Ka’ahuiolea Rosenfeld and Edmund Kalanikini Shingle Rosenfeld, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at O’ahu Cemetery, Sunday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. Aloha attire.
Memorials may be made to the James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation, Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children or any other charity of choice.

Nabigacion Dimaya Aganos

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Aug. 12, 2012
Nabigacion Dimaya “Acion” Aganos, 88, of Waipahu, a retired Aston Hotel housekeeper, died in Waipahu. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Benjamin, Reynaldo, Felipe, Romulo, Saturnino, Perlito and Mario; daughters Leonila Malasig and Ofelia Belisario; sister Obdulia Fernandez; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:7 p.m. Thursday and 9:45 a.m. Friday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Earl Masa Arakaki

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Aug. 26, 2012
Earl Masa Arakaki, 55, of Hilo, a University of Hawaii agricultural research technician, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Keola, mother Fumiko, brother Carl and sister Lynette Egusa. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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SHIGEMI ARAKAWA

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SHIGEMI ARAKAWA
Surrounded by his family, Shigemi Arakawa, 93, peacefully slipped away on July 29, 2012, a few days before their 66th anniversary, to join Molly in their “Blue Heaven.” Even in his last days, Shigemi, who had retired in 1995 as President of Arakawas, regaled all with stories of old Waipahu and the family’s iconic palaka, plantation-style department store.
The fourth son of Zempan and Tsuru Arakawa’s nine children, Shigemi made his mark in the large family by being the showman and social extrovert. With his precociousness and “gift of gab,” he was placed in the English standard program at August Ahrens School and then went on to Mid Pacific Institute where he excelled in student government. In the 1930s, he used his talents as a social activities organizer to establish the Machi Club, an association for both boys and girls, and later was involved in community service projects with the YMCA, Lions Club, Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, Keymen, Waipahu United Church of Christ, and Honolulu Heart Program.
Starting out as the Manager/Buyer of the Import and Gift section of Arakawas, Shigemi was often described as a “creative merchandising genius” by his siblings and wholesalers and manufacturers throughout the Pacific Rim. He developed the planned chaos concept of retailing that gave the store its special ambiance and was reflected in every Arakawas’ Sunday newspaper ad. On buying trips around the world, he displayed an uncanny eye for finding things that would catch people’s fancy and sold goods as varied as sculptor Noguchi lamps, tapa-themed dinnerware, mosquito coils, and plastic orchid leis.
Shigemi will be truly missed by his children: Myron (Ellen) Arakawa, Charlene “Sha” Murata, Cosmo (Ann) Arakawa; grandchildren: Shelley Arakawa (Jarrid Whitney), Lauren (Brian) Higa, Wayde (Yuka) Murata, Jordan (Chelsey) Arakawa Lyndsey Arakawa; great-grandchildren: Jessie and Addison Higa, Kalia Whitney, Kaito Murata; brother: Goro Arakawa; and his large, extended Arakawa and Tamashiro ‘Ohana.
The family thanks Dr. Melvin Inamasu and his staff and the staffs of Hale Malamalama and Bristol Hospice for their compassionate care of Shigemi.
Shigemi’s life will be celebrated on Sunday, September 9th at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Friends may visit at 9:00 am; service at 10:00 am. Aloha attire. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Claudio Bonilla

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Aug. 21, 2012
Claudio “Odiong” Bonilla, 89, of Kahului, a Maui Land &Pineapple Co. field laborer, died in HaleMakua, Kahului. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wifeInes F.; sonsSilverio, Agripino, Elepisio, Cesar and Julio; daughterRosemarie Coloma; brothersRicardo andElisio; sisters Rosario Hernandez and Dimodea Bonilla; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Christ the King Church. Mass:7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Jeffrey E. Brunton

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Aug. 12, 2012
Jeffrey E. Brunton, 57, of Kapolei died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Topeka, Kan. He is survived by sister Patrice L. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Carmelita Coloma Butay

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July 28, 2012
Carmelita Coloma Butay, 82, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Waianae. She was born in Sol Sona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sonsRogelio, Harrison, Juanito, Eduardo and Mauro; daughters Clarita Parado, Carlita Ulep, Lidia Tabilin, Glory Velasco and Dolores Montenegro; 28 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. Services held. Online condolences: www.hawaiian- memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Rogelio Cadiente

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Aug. 15, 2012
Rogelio “Roy”Cadiente, 66, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wifeKathleen; daughtersDeniece Presas, Lynette Wessel andRochelle Kala; brothers Diego, Alexander, Nelson and Orlando Cadiente, and Frank Martin; sisters Mary Cadiente-Kaai, Penny Chung and Marie Suguitan; and nine grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of thePacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Bradley Joseph Celoza

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Aug. 21, 2012
Bradley Joseph “Rusty” Celoza, 55, ofHonolulu, a Hy’s Steak House restaurant worker, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Loretta Barlan; stepfather Thomas H. Barlan; stepmother Hermie; brothers Barney, Jacob, James and Tyrone; sisters Eleanor Yarnell, Patricia Higa, Isabel Asuncion, Jackie Guinto and Mary Celoza; stepbrother Rudy Barlan; and stepsister Virginia Puma. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Jason You Leong Chun

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Aug. 25, 2012
Jason You Leong Chun, 71, ofHonolulu, a retired Hawaii Air National Guard master sergeant, died inPali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wendy; sons Kevin, Darren and Marc; brother James; sister Jeanette Kinimaka; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Frank A. Flores

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Aug. 17, 2012
Frank A. “Woody” Flores, 68, ofPahoa, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Kea Electric lineman, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wifeJoan G.; sons Alexander and Frank Bras, and John-Jon Freitas; stepson Dexter Freitas; stepdaughters Ronalyn Freitas, Karen Desilva, Ro-Ann Martin, Alare Hopkins and Deborah Flores; brothersHarry Pagan and Benjamin Torres; sistersDoris Russell, Lorraine Powell and Diana Freeman; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: noon Sept. 9 at Hilo Missionary Church on Komohana Street. Casual attire. No flowers.

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ElaineLei Grace

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Aug. 10, 2012
Elaine Lei Grace, 82, of Ewa Beach died. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by sonsErnest,Desmond, Donovan and Zachariah; half brother Timothy Papalimu; half sister Ruth Papalimu; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sept. 22 at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave., Nanakuli. Casual attire.

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Rosebelle Uilani Kala Hapakuka

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Aug. 14, 2012
Rosebelle Uilani Kala Hapakuka, 64, of Wailuku, a former school bus aide and pastor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by companion Jaime Vasquez; sonsJames K. III, Hastings and Gavin; daughtersLeinaala Hapakuka-Lono, Rosabell Castillo, Sharon Hapakuka-Nunuha and Sheree Hapakuka-Kaopua; sisters Gwen Rabanes andEsther Naeole; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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JASON PEREZ IGNACIO

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JASON PEREZ IGNACIO
Age 36, of Washington, passed away August 21, 2012 in South Hampton, New York. Born September 13, 1975 in Tamuning, Guam. He was assigned to the White House Communication Agency, 3rd Presidential Communication Command as a Network System Technician.
He is survived by wife, Catherine Ignacio; son, Jared Kaleo Ignacio; daughter, Ariel Melody Ignacio; brother, Abel Tamam Jr.; sister, Jessica Tamam.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (September 5) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Muriel Zane Jones

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July 2, 2012
Muriel Zane Jones, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Realtor and property manager, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Peter W., son Michael Chun, daughters Diane Hayashi and Debra Higa, brother Frederick Zane, sister Eva Chang and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Epiphany Episcopal Church. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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HAROLD BAKER CALLIS, JR.

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HAROLD BAKER CALLIS, JR.
Harold Baker Callis, Jr. (known alternately as “Bud,” “Hal,” and “HB” to family and friends – but in later years he penned his own nickname “Hey U”) passed away at the age of 84 on March 24, 2012. He was born February 2, 1928 in New York City to Harold Baker and Blanche Cole Callis.
Like the paternal side of his family, our father was an hotelier and continued the tradition by attending Cornell University where he earned a degree in Hotel Management. His first position was at the Detroit Statler where he met his wife, Shirley Edith Bryant Cole. He subsequently worked at Hilton, Carte Blanche, Marriot, Howard-Johnson, Res-World, and in 1971 took a job in Hawaii for the opening of the Sheraton Waikiki as a sales manager. He was later transferred back to the mainland, but returned to Hawaii in his early retirement where he worked part time for Reyn Spooner.
Familial issues for our mother saw him return to the mainland, where they lived until their passing. Throughout his life, our father was an avid coin collector, with old 35mm film containers filled with a mixture of obscure and interesting coins. He also loved photography, progressing from an early Polaroid to the latest in digital technology. Our father never grew tired of learning the latest technology – texting and emailing friends and family up until his death. He was a cancer survivor (colo-rectal), but ultimately passed from complications of COPD (though he stopped smoking in the late 1970’s, years of filterless had taken their toll).
Our father is survived by his brother, Robert Callis of Las Vegas, by his sons Brett Cole and Bryant Norman Callis, and many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. His wife (our mother) Shirley Bryant passed in 2007, and is interred with him (they always said we should mix their ashes “gently” – a reference to their loving though often spirited marriage). They were both huge cat lovers, and the ashes of Lil’ Girl (dad’s cat who was a feral stray when he coaxed her into his home) and Shadow (our mother’s beloved cat) are mixed with theirs.
The service will be held on Wednesday, September 5 at 11:30am at Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery. No flowers, but if you have an old Reyn Spooner, wear it! In loving memory, his sons Bryant and Brett lay him to rest, where we suspect he’ll snore, much to the chagrin of our mother.

Jonathan Ecrela Kanikapila Julian

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Aug. 23, 2012
Jonathan Ecrela Kanikapila Julian, 39, of Kahului, a PWC Hawaii Corp. team supervisor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Jared Odagiri-Julian, and Jazen andJream Abad-Julian; daughters Jayden Gonsalves-Julian and Jaclyn Odagiri-Julian; brotherHenry Yagi; and sisterBernadette C. Cachola. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Ala Lani Church, Kahului. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers; lei welcome. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Barbara Kehaulani Kaluau

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Aug. 26, 2012
Barbara Kehaulani Kaluau, 63, ofWailuku, a Walmart stockperson, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Herbert; sons Kawiki A‘i, Travis Rust andBJ Kaluau; daughters Sheri Bautista, Chantel-Vanesa Ka‘aikaula and Joella Kaluau; brother James P. Rust; sistersSandra Murphy, Patricia Glisson, Charmaine Rust and Darnell Fujisaki; 25 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services at a later date. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Maude Kaipoleimanu Logan Kamalani

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Aug. 28, 2012
Maude Kaipoleimanu Logan Kamalani, 86, ofWaimea, Hawaii, formerly of Laie, a retired Honolulu PoliceDepartment clerk, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband David M., son David K., daughters Alva K. Kamalani and Danielle Kamalani-Patoc, brothers Randolph andAhi Logan, sister May K.L.P. Lew, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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David Dai Yuen Lau

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Aug. 20, 2012
David Dai Yuen Lau, 86, ofKaneohe, a Hawaiian Electric Co. electrical inspector and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Kathleen Johnson; brothersAnthony, Vincent andErnest; sistersLucille, Christina, Juliette andTheresa; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at St. Ann’s Church, 46-129 Haiku Road. Services: 12:15 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences:www.borthwickoahu.com.

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David Mamea Manu

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Aug. 21, 2012
DavidMamea Manu, 69, ofWaipahu, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Apia, Western Samoa. He is survived by wifeLanuola P.; sonsRingo Manu and Tevita Mamea; daughtersPasami Olive, Tania Vitale and Jasmine Manu; brothers Sianava Mamea and Iese Faamatogi; sisters Sarai Afuola, Leinati Tofilau andMaimoana Faamatogi; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Kalihi. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Karl Adrian McGibboney

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Aug. 9, 2012
Karl Adrian McGibboney, 63, ofHonolulu, a retired hotel security officer, died at home. He was born inHilo. He is survived by mother Hazel L., and brothers John F. and Nathan M. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Brandy Ann Mendes

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Aug. 17, 2012
Brandy Ann Mendes, 31, of Wailuku, a worker on the family ranch, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sonVinny, daughters Dawn and Selena, father Allan Sr., mother Shirley Ferreira, brothers Allan Jr. and Joshua, grandparent Shirley M. Ferreira and companion Roveno Balanza. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Church, Wailuku. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Waihee. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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George Takashi Mukai

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Aug. 13, 2012
George Takashi Mukai, 89, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Planing Mill vice president of credit and an Army veteran and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janet S., sons Derrick S. and Dwayne T., daughters Georgeianne C. Silver and Cathy Ann R. Moon, sister Millie Perreira, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Kelly Hiroyoshi Nishio

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Aug. 28, 2012
Kelly Hiroyoshi Nishio, 83, of Honolulu, a retired salesman and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Moloaa, Kauai. He is survived by son Craig H., and sisters Kay Hasegawa and Flora Umehara. Private services.

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Kazumi Okamoto

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Aug. 13, 2012
Kazumi Okamoto, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Izuo Brothers stock clerk, died. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by daughterKay O. Ideue, brother Masaji and caregiver Ofelia Simpliciano. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Tadashi Okuda

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July 11, 2012
Tadashi Okuda, 89, of Kula, Maui, a retired Maui Palms Hotel maintenance supervisor and an Army veteran and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team,K Company, died in Kula. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Mildred “Millie”; son Darryl; daughter Charlene Sumida; brothersShigeo, Michio “Mike,” Fumio “Donald” and Yukio; sistersHaruko “Nora”Mackey and Ayako Ventura; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Ronald James Paiva

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Aug. 15, 2012
Ronald James “Kela” Paiva, 71, ofHilo, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. heavy-equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wifeGloria L. Mendoza-Paiva; sons Russell, Dennis, Anthony and Derek; brothers Peter, Michael, Patrick and Gerald; sistersAlice Nathaniel, Victoria Del Luz, Theresa Matthews, RoxanneAraki and Susan Pavao; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Teodora Marquez Sagabaen

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Aug. 14, 2012
Teodora Marquez Sagabaen, 78, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Kapolei. She was born in Bacarra, IlocosNorte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Cherrie Simpliciano and Maybelle Sagabaen; brothers Mariano and Alberto Marquez; sisters Visitacion Acidera, Esther Quebral and Percy Barba; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Resurrection of the Lord. Services: 10 a.m. Burial:noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Setsu Shibuya

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Aug. 26, 2012
Setsu Shibuya, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She is survived by son Masayuki, daughterKazue, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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