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Lionel Kahele

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LIONEL KAHELE
Lionel John Pioiwa Kahele passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at home with his loving wife, Loretta, at his bedside. Loretta cared for Lionel throughout his illness and his strong faith in God gave him the will to endure the pain he suffered. He was a very special person who will always be remembered as our “happy-go-lucky” friend, a very genuine and thoughtful person. Lionel was born on November 27, 1937, and was raised in Damon Tract, Honolulu. He graduated from Farrington High School and subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Army. Following his military service, Lionel eventually worked for the Honolulu Fire Department. He was a captain at the McCully Fire Station in Honolulu and retired after serving 28 years with HFD. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Waipiilani Lee Ing Kahele; daughters Patricia Ann Kahele Case and Veronica Ing Seto (Daniel); grandsons James and David Case; granddaughter Jannelise Ing Mateaki (William); and great-grandson Tyler Ing Mateaki. He is also survived by brothers: John, Charles, and Terry Liana; Douglas, Sam, Emerson, Shawn, and Wyatt Souza; sisters Merla Leong, Sharon Hea, and Winona Konohia. Visitation: Friday, January 4, 2013, from 9:00 a.m., services at 10:30 a.m. with Mass at 11:00 a.m., Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu. Burial 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

MILDRED “GRANDMA” SOUZA

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MILDRED GRANDMA SOUZA
June 26, 1924 – December 20, 2012 Mom passed away peacefully with her family beside her. She is survived by daughters, Norma Jean (Buster) Aruda, Carol (Leroy) Knappenberger, sons, Clifford (Laura) Souza, Howard (Davelyn) Souza, brother Alvin (Pat) Pao of California. She has 11 grand- children and 4 great-grand- children. Mom loved her garden and her beautiful flowers. She loved cooking and had a passion for feeding everyone! “Grandma” was dearly loved by so many family, friends, and dear neighbors. She will be missed by everyone. Aloha Mom. God bless!! Services Saturday, January 5, 2013, St. Anthony’s Church- Kailua. Visitation 10:30 a.m., services at 12:00 noon, burial at Diamond Head Memorial Park, 2:15 p.m.

CAELATA “NENET” DAMO JULIANO

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CAELATA NENET DAMO JULIANO Age 85, of Nuevo, CA, passed away December 5, 2012 in Nuevo. Born Nov. 29, 1927 in Naalehu, Big Island, Hawaii. She is survived by sons, Freddie Juliano, Tom (Anna) Juliano; daughters, Angelina (Loreto) Gonzalo, Cristina (Romy) Dato, Dolores Epan, Eva (Charlie) Domingo, Joy (Ramil) San-Pedro, Mina (Camilo) Saavedra; brother, Macario Damo; sister, Herminia Licudine; 18 grand- children; 14 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (January 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (January 4) 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.

MERLIN GURTIZA

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MERLIN GURTIZA
Age 74, of Honolulu, passed away November 25, 2012 at his home. Born November 22, 1938 in Makaweli, Kauai. Retired from IBM and City & County of Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Karen S. Gurtiza; sons, Guy Gurtiza, Grant (Julie) Gurtiza; daughter, Gay (Wil) Tanap; brothers, Sidney (Beth) Gurtiza, Stanley (Doreen) Gurtiza, Rodney Gurtiza; sister, Helen Takanishi; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday 1/4 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Inurnment 2:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ORLINO QUIVA QUARTO

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ORLINO QUIVA QUARTO Age 84, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 7, 2012 in Honolulu. Born December 12, 1927 in Manangat, Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He’ll be remembered by his craftsmanship and music. He is survived by wife, Stella C. Quarto; sons, Dennis (Bonnie) Quarto, Edgar (Leann) Quarto; daughters, Flory Quarto, Grace (Willie) Parsario, Vangie (Virgil) Ignacio, Mary Ann (Tommy) Scott; brother, Rudy Quarto; sisters, Lita (Sonny) Padilla, Marie (Rod) Shapiro; 15 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (January 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

SHIGERU HINAZUMI

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SHIGERU HINAZUMI
Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away on December 7, 2012. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, he was a general contractor, dba Mutual Contracting Co. Preceded in death by his wife, Nobue Ann Hinazumi, he is survived by his sons, Jay (Berlyn), Ross (Gayle) and Dean Hinazumi; daughter, Kate Takahashi; grandchildren, Sean, Kasey & Corey Takahashi and Reace Hinazumi; brothers, Robert (Ethel) and Jack (Louise) Hinazumi. Visitation from 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service at 4:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Cheryl Ann Yuen

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Dec. 22, 2012
Cheryl Ann Yuen, 56, of Honolulu, a Realtor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Guy, son Gavin, daughter Cherie, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Alban’s Chapel, Iolani School. Services: 3 p.m.

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Mildred Aya Yamashita

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Mildred Aya Yamashita
Dec. 1, 2012

Mildred Aya Yamashita, 83, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Emmy Escamilla and Ritsuka Fujioka. Private services.

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Leatrice Miyeko Yamaguchi

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Dec. 24, 2012
Leatrice Miyeko Yamaguchi, 82, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Earl, Craig, Kurt and Scot; daughters Cheryl Yamaguchi and Noreen Hayamizu; brother Edwin Tani; sister Sister Mary Anne, O.C.D.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Nelson Nahinu Waikiki

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Dec. 10, 2012
Nelson Nahinu “Nelly” Waikiki, 70, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Dolan and Testa Ned; daughter Jo-Nell Agdinaoay; brother Tiburcio Agu; sisters Emma Lapitan, Mary Lou Kaluna and Lani and Kathy Waikiki; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial:1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Paul Tatsumi Sasaki

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Dec. 24, 2012
Paul Tatsumi Sasaki, 62, of Waipahu, a retired watercress farmer, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rachael, sons Matthew and Ryan, daughter Jennifer and sisters Hannah Hara and Blanche Isaki. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Thomas Edward Ravey

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Dec. 19, 2012
Thomas Edward “Tommy” Ravey, 62, of Hilo, a Navy veteran and Big Island Stevedores employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Keola and Ka‘ainoa; daughters Debra Ann “Leilani” and Tommie “Lehua”; mother Annie; brothers Joel “Kalani” and Joe “Felix”; sisters Joanne Tamala, Beverly “Leilani” Gonsalves, Winona “Wini” Hooser, Annette “Netta” Nakamoto and Dennilu “Ipo” Carvalho; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

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Katherine Ululani Park

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Dec. 10, 2012
Katherine Ululani Park, 62, of Hana, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hana. She is survived by brothers Andrew Sr., Martin and Matthew; and sisters Nancy Cosma, Eunice Kahaleuahi, Monica Reinhardt, Barbara Hockenhull and Loretta Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Puuiki. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Puuiki Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Randall Kaipo Palakiko Sr.

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Dec. 8, 2012
Randall Kaipo Palakiko Sr., 61, of Kapolei, a National Park Service retiree and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Nanakuli. He is survived by companion Debra K.; sons Randall K. Jr. and Ryan K.; daughter Desiree K. Ioane; brothers Fenton and Clayton; sisters Leimomi Kalama, Sybil Kanae, April Julius and Rosalind, Georgiane, Chanel, Dee and Mavis Palakiko; and eight grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Trac Beach, Nanakuli. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

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Henry Welokiheiakea‘eloa Niheu Jr.

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Nov. 30, 2012
Henry Welokiheiakea‘eloa Niheu Jr., also known as “Papa Kihei” and “Soli,” 69, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Kanaka Maoli activist and an International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kekahikoa; daughters Kala‘iokamalino and Kalamaoka‘aina Niheu, Aloha‘aina Harawira and Keali‘ikauila Hinewhare-Niheu; brothers David and Luther “Hoppy”; sister Karen Gomes; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life at noon Saturday at Iolani Palace. Big Island services pending. Traditional maoli attire. Food donations welcome.

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Manuel Robert Mendes

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Dec. 16, 2012
Manuel Robert “Curley” Mendes, 63, of Kahakuloa, Maui, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by daughters Angela Chargin, Susan Ancheta and Cheyenne Leffler; brothers Ernest Jr., Jimmy, Alan and Melvin; sisters Irene Rodrigues and Catherine Cordeiro; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Siaosi Pakola Mafile’o

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Dec. 12, 2012
Siaosi Pakola Mafile’o, 76, of Honolulu, a driver for the prime minister of Tonga, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. He is survived by wife Lolohea T.; sons Inoke Fotu, Taulotofonua and Sami; daughter Fiusani A. Hiliau; 32 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private Hawaii services. Public services in Tonga. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Archie Y.G. Loo

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Dec. 25, 2012
Archie Y.G. Loo, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and a retired Chaminade University director of general studies and academic counselor, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edna K.S.; sons Les and Brad; sister Betty L. Taylor; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X Parish. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Military Order of World Wars, Disabled American Veterans or Chaminade University.

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Rosalina D. Ligeralde

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Dec. 6, 2012
Rosalina D. Ligeralde, 91, of Waipahu, died in Aiea. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Benjamin, Greg and Samuel; daughters Carmelita and Socorro Ligeralde and Adelaida Mabazza; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Charles Kalei Kuhaulua

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Dec. 9, 2012
Charles Kalei Kuhaulua, 68, of Pukalani, Maui, a heavy-equipment operator for Hawaiian Dredging Co. and Rojac Trucking Co., died at home. He was born in Ulupalakua, Maui. He is survived by wife Geranium; sons Irving, Charleston, Grifford “Kamoa,” Ivan and William-Charles; daughters Cecily “Lehua” Poouahi and Geranium “Sweetheart” Kuhaulua; brother Robin Transfiguracion; sister Wanda Transfiguracion; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Leonard Kling

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Dec. 17, 2012
Leonard Kling, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Army sergeant major, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Antonita De Vera-Kling; stepsons Kevin De Vera and Marshal De Vera Jr.; stepdaughters Marsha Nelson, Diane Ferreira, Angie Tunoa and Jenna Horton; numerous grandchildren; and seven stepgrandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Lei‘u Ah Key

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Dec. 22, 2012
Lei‘u Ah Key, 73, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Fagasa, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Ioane; sons Otto Ah Chee, Numia Notise, Samu Tua and John, Leo Tai, Aiulutuanaitaisi and Hirama Ah Key; and daughters Maota Moenoa, Malia Leaeno, Orepa Luavai and Selina Meade. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Matthew Don Kester

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Dec. 25, 2012
Matthew Don Kester, 56, of Hawaiian Beaches, Pahoa, Hawaii, a forklift operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by parents Don and Barbara; brother Scott R.; and sisters Lucy Lombardi, Jenny Dodson and Amy Davis. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hilo United Methodist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Richard Bunji Kashiwaeda

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Dec. 23, 2012
Richard Bunji “Dick” Kashiwaeda, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Equitable Life insurance agent and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by son Brian, daughters Joan Fujio and Merle Kikukawa, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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George Kiilau Kalahiki

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Dec. 6, 2012
George Kiilau Kalahiki, 78, of Pearl City, a Marine Corps sergeant and Korean War veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Koolaupoko. He is survived by wife Alohalinda, daughter Tani D., brother David “Kago,” sister Hilda Mahi, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

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Hans R. Johnny

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Dec. 15, 2012
Hans R. Johnny, 41, of Wahiawa died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Chuuk, Micronesia. He is survived by wife Grace; sons Ashvin, Haven, Daevin and Lance; daughter Charissa; parents Rioichy and Mercy; brother Alvin; and sisters Ancelly Simina and Merea Johnny. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

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Daniel Kazuo Ide

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Dec. 9, 2012
Daniel “Dan” Kazuo Ide, 55, of Honolulu, a Palekana Permits principal, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Clarita and brother Matthew. Visitation: 10 a.m. Jan. 6 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Edwin Akio Hoshida

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Dec. 17, 2012
Edwin Akio Hoshida, 79, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired auto mechanic, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a former Hawaii Army National Guard member, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Kohala. He is survived by wife Margaret, sons Earl and Aric, daughter Naomi, brother Stanley, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Gospel of Salvation Church, Kokoike, Kohala. Services: 10:30 a.m. Graveside urn committal services at noon Jan. 7 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Pius Davis Henry

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Dec. 17, 2012
Pius Davis Henry, 63, of Kapolei, a deputy chief of immigration of the Marshall Islands, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Ebon, Marshall Islands. He is survived by wife Emma; son Blair; daughters Sherlinda Henry-Perez, Sherlina Ebot, Regina Kelek and Diana Henry; 27 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God, Red Hill. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Marie Charlotte Hagedorn

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Dec. 4, 2012
Marie Charlotte Hagedorn, 90, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in St. Louis, Ill. She is survived by daughter Debbie Van Alstine, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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