Archive for January 27th, 2013

Amy Emiko Akamine

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NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY AMY EMIKO AKAMINE Age 79, of Honolulu passed away on January 10, 2013. Born and raised in Waipahu, she was a retired credit union manager, bookkeeper and a member of Waipahu Soto Zen Temple Taiyoji, Waipahu Taiyoji Fujinkai and Oroku Doshi Kai. Predeceased by husband Richard, she is survived by sons Russell Akamine and Ryan (Shirley) Akamine; daughters Stephanie (Jon) Yamaguchi and Shawn (Lance) Tanaka; grandchildren Ian, Joshua and Hunter Akamine & Paige and Elysse Tanaka; brother Keikichi Kurashima; sisters Betsy (Masao) Zakahi and Rachel Kurashima; sisters- in-law Shizuko Kurashima and Mary Kurashima; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 10 a.m. on Saturday (Feb. 9) at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service 10:30 a.m., private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

George C. Apuya

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Dec. 20, 2012
George C. Apuya, 65, of Hono­lulu died. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Elmer, daughters Rowena Apuya and Carolyn Marcos, former wife Rosalina, brother Romeo, sister Anselma Libonao and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples. Luncheon to follow in the lanai area. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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LAWSON DWIGHT ARAKAKI

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LAWSON DWIGHT ARAKAKI Age 67, of Pearl City, HI, passed away December 29, 2012 in Aiea. Born September 7, 1945 in Kohala, HI. Lawson was employed by Ferguson Waterworks. He was a member of the Broke “D” Club. He is survived by wife, Paula Arakaki; sons, Paul M.K. (Chermaine) Arakaki, James L.T. (Valerie) Arakaki, David P.S. (Marveen) Arakaki; daughters, Michele K.K. Arakaki, Hope M.E. (Paul) Helsham, Renee T.L. (Kahekili) Arakaki; sisters, Takiko Mizuno of Japan, Terry Jean Arakaki; brothers, Derrick (Arlene) Arakaki, Neil (Donna) Arakaki; mother, Ethel Arakaki; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grand- child. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m.

Sherry Lynn Berkeley

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Jan. 18, 2013
Sherry Lynn Berkeley, 60, of Wailea, Maui, a trial assistant and investigator at Metropolitan Public Defender Services Inc. in Oregon, died at home. She was born in Hemet, Calif. She is survived by husband Bruce, son Joshua, parents Oliver and Shirley Evans, brother Buck Evans and a grandchild. Private services.

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Marita Collins Biven

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Jan. 22, 2013
Marita Collins Biven, 58, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Fedrico, daughter Marcela, stepson Robert and brother Kittredge Collins. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church at Koolau, 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe. Private inurnment. No flowers. Donations suggested to Brian Hemming Cancer Care Center at California Pacific Medical Center, 2351 Clay St., San Francisco, CA 94115, or Daughters of Hawaii.

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BERNICE CHING CHONG

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Aloha to the Ching twins, Bernice (left) and Beatrice. BERNICE CHING CHONG 86, a Kailua homemaker and former office manager for Dr. George Newton, died in Kailua Jan. 12, surrounded by her loving family. Bernice’s love of travel took her to exotic places around the world, but her favorite was Las Vegas to rendezvous with friends and family. She is survived by her husband Vernon; son Vern; daughters Susan and Lori; granddaughter KimberleeAnne; sisters Mabel and Alice; and brothers Percy and Ronald. Her twin sister Beatrice or “Bea” died in 2004. Bernice was also preceded in death by sisters Clara and Gladys; and brothers Terence, Harold and Chester. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Borthwick Mortuary. Friends may call after 10:30 a.m.; a brief service follows at 11 a.m.

Lolita Bartolome Corpuz

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Jan. 18, 2013
Lolita Bartolome Corpuz, 79, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. seed planter, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Inocencio, son Samuel, daughter Delia Echiverri, brother Ciriaco Bartolome, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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PEARL NA PUA ALLEN CUBAN

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PEARL NA PUA ALLEN CUBAN PEARLIE Age 69, of Makakilo, formerly of Damon Tract, HI, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2013 with the Lord and her family by her side. Born and raised in Honolulu, she was a graduate of Farrington High School, Class of 1962. Retired supervisor after 30 years from the Army Airforce Exchange Services. She is remembered for her kindness, passion for life and fun personality. She is survived by sons, Clifton C.K. (Lorraine) Cuban, Chad A.K. (Sanny) Cuban; daughter, Shanley L. (Nicolas) Conway of KS; Hanai daughter, Mary Hall; sisters, Amber (Betty) Stoltz, Lydia (Warren) Von Arnswaldt, Patricia Lei (Doug) Dilliner, Barbara (Joseph) Data, Beverly (Roger) Fair, Linda Allen; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (January 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers and leis.

Emelita E. Garcia

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Jan. 3, 2013
Emelita E. Garcia, 63, of Hono­lulu died in Las Vegas. She was born in Cavite, Philippines. She is survived by son Glenn; daughter Rizalyn; brother Isagani Estores; sisters Estela Esguerra, Leticia Teves and Lolita Piata; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 5 at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Mabel Mary Garcia

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Jan. 14, 2013
Mabel Mary Garcia, 80, of Hilo, a Del Monte Packing Co. papaya packer, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Virginia Stephens, Aileen Penovaroff, Lenore Sawin and Phyllis Garcia; brother Dennis; sisters Josephine Nash, Isabella Flores, Barbara “Mazie” Jackson, Margaret Lopez and Betty Lou Torres; 25 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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HARRY TOSHIO INOUYE

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HARRY TOSHIO INOUYE
Age 89, of Honolulu, HI, passed away January 19, 2013 in Honolulu. Born October 30, 1923 in Honolulu. Member of Honolulu Country Club; owner of Comprehensive Financial Planning Services, Inc. He is survived by wife, Betty R. Inouye; sons, Donald K. (Susan) Inouye, Milton T. (Lucy) Inouye; brother, Raymond “Tsuka” (Laverne) Inouye; sister, Rose (Gilbert) Eto; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Eulogy 9:30 a.m., Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Willie Tavares Ferreira Jr.

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Jan. 15, 2013
Willie Tavares Ferreira Jr., 78, of Hilo, a salesman, owner of Willie’s Tire Service and a Willocks Construction Co. retiree, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shirley; sons Arnold, Carl and Patrick; brother Harold; sisters Loretta Kim and Lucille Scarborough; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire.

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MURPHY KAMEALOHA KANANA

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MURPHY KAMEALOHA KANANA
Passed away January 15, 2013 in Waianae. Born February 12, 1938 in Hana, Maui. A retiree of First Hawaiian Bank, Main Branch. He is survived by wife, Annie Kanana; sons, Joseph Kanana, Daniel (Leinaala) Kanana, Sonny (Maile) Kanana of Kona; daughter, Sweetheart (Paul) Parmenter of Maui; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children; sisters, Laia Revilla of Maui, Mary (Donald) Medeiros of Maui; brothers, “Blondie” (Barbara) Kaina of Maui, Kaleo Kaina of Maui. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire.

Yukiko Sato Kinerney

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Jan. 14, 2013
Yukiko Sato Kinerney, 81, of Mililani, a former Japanese-language school teacher in Mililani, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by sons Kevin and Patrick, sisters Shigeko Asaga and Nobuko Sato, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 pm. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Davenroy Kuloloia

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Jan. 15, 2013
Davenroy “Bullie” Kuloloia, 46, of Eureka, Calif., died in San Francisco. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Eva Cordero-Kuloloia, daughter Maile Cordero and sisters Letti Maika and Rochelle Myers. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Celebration of life: 8 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Saturday; location to be announced at celebration of life services. Fresh flower lei only. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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MITSUE NEMOTO KUSATSU

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MITSUE NEMOTO KUSATSU Age 88, of Aiea, HI, passed away January 1, 2013 in Honolulu. Born February 10, 1924 in Kaheka Camp, Paia, Maui. She is survived by son, Thomas T. (Bianca) Kusatsu; sister, Toshie Harada; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 31) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

MARION “HONEY” L. DUDOIT LARSEN

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MARION HONEY L. DUDOIT LARSEN
Marion “Honey” L. (Dudoit) Larsen 81, of Waipahu retired supervisor at Pearl Harbor Shipyard Restaurant passed away at Tripler Army Hospital on Jan. 15, 2013. Born in Ualapue, Molokai on Sept. 4, 1931. Survived by daughters Antoinette “Toni” N. White (Matt) & DiannaLynn N. White (Sandford); Son Barry M. Larsen; Brothers John K., Charles V., Clinton M., Harris “Black”, John “Longy”, Calvin P. Dudoit & Melvin Spencer; Sisters Lillian “Irene” Keaweehu, Janet L. Dudoit & Ululani Estampa. 14 Grandchildren, 25 Great-grandchildren & 1 Great-great-grandchild on her way. Marion went back to work in 1995 after she retired in 1994 at Pearl Harbor and went to work for Little Ceasers at Kmart Stadium Mall for another 16 years until finally retiring in 2011. She was full of life & joy wherever she went always smiling, with her flower in her hair. She will sorely be missed. Visitation will be on Friday Feb. 1st, 2013 at Borthwick Mortuary at 9:00 a.m. services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Kaneohe Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 P.m.. Casual Attire.

Clement Tatsuo Lee

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CLEMENT TATSUO LEE
Age 65, born May 15, 1947 passed on January 19, 2013. A 1965 graduate from Kailua High School he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. He was the owner of Lee’s Fast Foods, employee of Foodland and Times, owner/ operator of Care Solutions for Seniors, and Lee Enterprises Storage Auctions. He is survived by his wife Doreen, daughters Treva Pagala (Rolando), Deanna, Amanda (Travis Abe), and Jenna Lee Sitz (James), brothers Dayton, Robert, Aaron Heath, and 8 grandchildren. Service on January 29, 2013, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church 99-312 Moanalua Road Aiea Visitation 9-11.

Muriel Y.C. Leong

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Jan. 4, 2013
Muriel Y.C. Leong, 83, of Hono­lulu, a teletype operator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono­lulu. She is survived by husband Henry C.L.; brother Ernest Chun; and sisters Sarah McIvor, Barbara Ho, Gloria Lee and Doris Gebela. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Lynne Ellen Llanos

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Jan. 13, 2013
Lynne Ellen Llanos, 58, of Kapolei, a Schofield Commissary assistant store director, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in California. She is survived by son Greg, daughters Juanita Ducosin and Anna Neal, mother Earlene Hanson and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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RITA RAZON LONTAYAO

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RITA RAZON LONTAYAO Age 93, of Ewa, HI, passed away December 22, 2012 in Aiea. Born June 5, 1919 in Makaweli, Kauai, HI. Rita was retired from the Del Monte Pineapple Cannery. She was a member of the Visayan Club-Waipahu & the Immaculate Conception Club. She is survived by sons, Clarence Lontayao, James (Kathryn) Lontayao; son-in-law, Ronald (Loretta) Gella; 17 grandchildren; 39 great-grand- children; 43 great-great- grandchildren; 1 great-great- great-grandchild. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Robert Ah Ping Lum

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Dec. 30, 2012
Robert Ah Ping Lum, 92, of Waipahu, a longshoreman at McCabe, Hamilton and Renny, died in Waipahu. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Shelley and Ruth, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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ROSITA DAMASO MATEO

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ROSITA DAMASO MATEO Age 70, of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 21, 2012 in Waipahu. Born August 5, 1942 in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Rafael (Jolene) Mateo, Roger (Rochelle) Mateo, Ronel (Cyndi) Mateo; daughters, Emma (Nelson) Dias, Imelda (Russell) Rose; brother, Alfredo Damaso; sister, Marina Coloma; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 31) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (Feb. 1) at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Gladys G. McCabe-Kaulei

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Jan. 13, 2013
Gladys G. McCabe-Kaulei, 86, of San Antonio, a seamstress, artist, musician and jeweler, died. She was born in Dallas. She is survived by daughter Lisa K.M. Gonsalez, sister Julia A. McCabe and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Mass at noon. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: borthwick­oahu.com.

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Etsuko Ogawa

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Jan. 8, 2013
Etsuko Ogawa, 81, of Kahului, a housekeeping department employee at Sheraton Hotel in Kaanapali, Maui, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son Roy; daughter Cindy Kagoshima; brothers Yoshihiro, Koji and Ryotaro; sisters Tatsu, Aiko and Kazuko; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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ANNA W. SCHUTTE

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ANNA W. SCHUTTE Age 68, of Honolulu, HI, passed away January 9, 2013 in Honolulu. Born November 14, 1944 in Kipahulu, Maui, HI. Anna was formerly employed by the Pagoda Hotel. She is survived by brother, William P. (Laverne) Schutte, Sr.; sisters, Alice (Douglas) Carillo, Sr., Mabel (Manuel) Punzal, Jr., Harriet K. (Floyd) Jackson III, Esther K. Kalamau; daughter, Dawn Michelle Koki; grandnieces, Allyssa Koki, Kalena Kalamau; grand- nephew, Steven S. Koki, Jr. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 31) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 11:00 a.m.

Wilson Fridenberg Kukiniokala Kaahanui Sr.

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Jan. 14, 2013
Wilson Fridenberg Kukiniokala Kaahanui Sr., 71, of Kaneohe, a retired bulldozer operator with the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at University of Hawaii-Manoa, Waimanalo Research Station, died in Aloha Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Wilson K. “Willy” Jr., Joseph K. “Joey” and Winslow F.; daughter Sheryl U. “Ui”; brothers Robert, John and Chris Kaahanui, and John Nuuhiwa; sisters Elaine Gomes and Annie Dow-Leslie; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

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Ralph Lee Sr.

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Jan. 22, 2013
Ralph Lee Sr., 70, of Hilo, a retired heavy-equipment operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Margie, sons Ralph Jr. and Harlan, daughters Deborah Benevides and Ralna Lee, brothers Robert Jr. and Wayne Sr., six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Salvation Army Hilo Temple, 219 Ponahawai St. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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LOUIS TORY, SR.

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LOUIS TORY, SR. Age 90, of Kapolei, HI, passed away January 10, 2013 in Honolulu. Born August 5, 1922 in Lihue, Kauai. A Staff Sargeant in the U.S. Army during WWII. An Elder at Ocean View Bible Chapel in Pearl City. He is survived by wife, Julia Tory; sons, Louis (Sandy) Tory, Jr., Aaron (Anela) Tory; daughters, Gloria Tory, Betty (Walter) Dyer of Merritt Island, FL, Lena (Samuel) Araneta, Brenda Flores, Grace (Dennis) Medeiros of Ferrum, VA, Mirriam (Nick) Borengasser; brother, Ronald Borilez; sisters, Evelyn Bonachita, Sylvia Hardy, Isabella Anduha; 26 grandchildren; 62 great-grand children; 13 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 4) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 5) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Yoshiko Tamanaha

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Jan. 12, 2013
Yoshiko Tamanaha, 90, of Kahului, a state retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Milton, Michael and Alan; brother Sidney S. Kohatsu; and sisters Janet S. Tamayose, Matsue Miyahira, Jane F. Watanabe, Suemi Inouye and Michie Shiroma. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamily­mortuaries.com.

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