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ESTRELLA A. ADMIRAL

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ESTRELLA A. ADMIRAL
Age 80, of Waipahu, passed away February 12, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born April 23, 1932 in Manila, Philippines. She is survived by daughter, Jackie Lou Admiral; brothers, Cesar Aquino, Renato (Lualhati) Aquino, Marcial Aquino; many grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Thursday 3/7 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday 3/8 at the Mortuary, Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Gloria Jean Sibayan Alcos

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Feb. 2, 2013
Gloria Jean Sibayan Alcos, 68, of Waiaphu, a retired cook at Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health, died in Waipahu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husand Byron; son Byron II; brothers Donald, Anthony and Dion Vilanueva; sisters Eli Espejo, Debbie Villanueva, Linda Alcos and Connie Badayos; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Mako Araki

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Jan. 30, 2013
Mako Araki, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Navy commander, died in Honolulu. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by son Randall and a grandchild. Private services.

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Dominica Reyes Ardona

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Jan. 26, 2013
Dominica Reyes “Aunty Dee” Ardona, 91, of Ewa Beach, a retired Tripler Army Medical Center radiation therapist, died in Pearl City. She was born in Puukolii Plantation, Maui. She is survived by sons Dickie D. Ardona and John Watt, brother Ernie Reyes, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Updated information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Elizabeth Kekahili Burton

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Oct. 27, 2012
Elizabeth Kekahili Burton, 82, of Encinitas, Calif., died in San Diego. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Richard R., daughters Paula C. Engel and Liane Tiger, brother Patrick Ling and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Delphine Chamizo

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Feb. 11, 2013
Delphine “Bina” Chamizo, 89, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. She is survived by son Allan; daughters Barbara Racoma, Rhona Ouldhouse and Kathleen Carr; brother Jack Amorin; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Chee Ming Chan

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Feb. 24, 2013
Chee Ming Chan, 79, of Honolulu, a Chinese grocery store owner, died in Honolulu. He was born in China. He is survived by son Kwok Wah; daughter Po Chu Ruby Fung; brothers Chi Wing, Chi Kong, Chi Ching, Chi Kai Richard and Chi Tai Danny; and sisters Mui Ying Lisa Wong, Mei Ying Pamela Leung and Shiu Ying Suzanne Lieu. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Chinese Buddhist Association of Hawaii. Inurnment to follow at Hsu Yun Temple.

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Edwin Y.H. Chang

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Feb. 13, 2013
Edwin Y.H. Chang, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Newspaper Agency employee, Gok Doo Sam Heong Society past president and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Edna Mew Lin Chun; sons Melvin G.L., Jonathan G.J. and Dominic G.B.; daughters Carolyn O.W. Ozaki, Pamela E.W. Tuia and Constance C.W. Hall; sister Jennie Ernst; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Harue China

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Jan. 26, 2013
Harue “Helen” China, 83, of Ewa, a retired Leeward Drive Inn fry cook, and former employee of Kawano Store and Pink Poodle Diner, died in Kapolei. She was born in Piihau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Casey, Dan and Darren Manalo; former husband Protacio Manalo; brother Eddie; sisters Margaret Muramoto and Sueko Kimura; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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YOUNG FUN CHOY

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YOUNG FUN CHOY
1911 – 2013 Centenarian Young Fun Choy of Honolulu passed away January 22, 2013 at the age of 101. He was born in 1911, and lived a full life of resilience, generosity and excellence. One of his oldest memories took place on November 18, 1917 just shy of his sixth birthday, while he walked on Vineyard Boulevard. He was unable to cross Nuuanu Avenue due to the funeral cortege of Queen Liliuokalani. From the age of eight, Y.F. contributed to the family’s income, first as a shoeshine boy, later as a waiter, bookkeeper and accountant. His earnings helped support his five younger siblings. In spite of the constant need to contribute to his family’s welfare, he was an honor student at McKinley High School and a member of the school’s band. This same band played during the opening ceremony of the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial in 1927. Primarily self-taught, he started his own public accounting practice and was one of the first, and one of the last, licensed Public Accountants in Hawaii. He never retired, but continued to work five days a week until his death. He was a fifty-one year member of the Scottish Rite, a lifetime member of the Hawaii Congress of Parents & Teachers, long-time supporter of Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children and a former President of the Waioli Lion’s Club. But above all, he was proudest of being the grandfather of six Eagle Scouts and one prospective Eagle Scout. Y. F. was married to his true love, Florence Thom, for seventy-two years. They had six children and 14 grandchildren, to whom he left a legacy of music and culture. From listening to opera, learning Chinese calligraphy, reading every genre of literature, traveling the world to embracing the art of cooking, Y.F. was a true role model for his children and grandchildren. Y.F. was preceded in death by his wife, Florence. He leaves two sons, Mel Choy and Darryl Choy (Thalia), four daughters, Gayle Chang (Douglas), Lynn Smith (Ronald), Jan Choy (Howard Miller) and Lisa Choy (Kirby Bartlett). He will be remembered by fourteen grandchildren, Christina Solomon (Michael), Alex Choy, Nick Choy, Tom Choy, Devin Choy, Denalee Choy, Dathan Choy, Rich Chang (Miyuki), Jason Chang (Mi Soon Shin), Caitlin Smith, Ben Miller, Tucker Miller, Samantha Bartlett and Parker Bartlett and by five great-grandchildren, Shaun Solomon, Brian Solomon, Cobi-Blaize Ozaki, Jacey Chang and Mae Chang. He is survived by his sisters, Evelyn Chu and Gwendolyn Lui. A private (family only) service was held at the Hsu Yun Buddhist Temple in February. Y.F. Choy’s life will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Parish Hall of St. Clements Episcopal Church, 1515 Wilder Avenue in Honolulu, from 12 noon to 2 pm. In lieu of gifts, donations may be given to Y.F.’s favorite charities, which include Grand Lodge Hawaii, Hawaii Public Radio, Hospice Hawaii, Palolo Chinese Home, PBS Hawaii and Shriners Hospital.

Elinor Louise Command

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Feb. 24, 2013
Elinor Louise Command, 85, of Waipahu, a fashion model, airline reservationist, masseuse and homemaker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by son Michael, daughter Mary Wenmoth, a grandchild and a great-grandchild, Services at a later date.

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CARLOS A. DIAZ DIAZ

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CARLOS A. DIAZ DIAZ
Age 83, of Kahaluu, Hawaii, passed away on February 16, 2013 at Center for Aging At Tripler. He was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on September 26, 1929. He is a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a Warehouse Manager for Executive Chef/Bath and Butler and a member of the United Puerto Rican Association of Hawaii. Preceded in death by wife Cecilia R. Diaz on October 24, 2012. He is survived by Sons: John K. Hesia, Dennis (Colleen) Hesia of Hilo, Frank (Kalae) Hesia, Carlos (Tracy) Diaz, Jr., Richard (Gina) Diaz, Delbert Diaz, Darryl (Gina) Diaz; Daughters: Matilda Hesia, Emelia Rodrigues, Lori Ann (Eddie) Diaz; Hanai Sons: Enrique (Mokihana) Rodrigues, Joel (Bobbie) Daniels; Brother: David (Vilma) Munoz of Puerto Rico. Service Information: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. with service at 10:30 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park and burial at 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Jean Etsuko Fujioka

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Feb. 11, 2013
Jean Etsuko Fujioka, 72, of Mililani, a retired Aiea Elementary School teacher, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gary, daughters Leanne Correa and Shari Madrid, brothers Warren and Russell Toma, sisters Susanne Shimabukuro and Coleen Toma, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Dexter Shigeo Furuhashi

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Feb. 12, 2013
Dexter Shigeo Furuhashi, 69, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education administrative services assistant, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bryan, brothers Dustin and Kyle, and sister Janice Bradford. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God, 3400 Moanalua Road, Honolulu. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ethel Kawatachi Furuya

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Feb. 15, 2013
Ethel Kawatachi Furuya, 86, of Honolulu a retired management analyst for the Army, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Carol Fukumoto, Suzanne Johnson, Sandra Pak and Denise Furuya; brother George Kawatachi; sisters Mabel Hirano, Florence Matsuura and Mae Chung; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Miyoko A. Gagnon

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Feb. 20, 2013
Miyoko A. Gagnon, 83, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Isohama-machi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan. She is survived by husband Roger, son Jerry, daughter Ann Marie and two grandchildren. Private services.

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LaVerne Roy Galbraith

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Feb. 24, 2013
LaVerne Roy Galbraith, 80, of Makaha, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant, died at home. He was born in Yuba City, Calif. He is survived by wife Rebecca; daughters Cathy, Debi, Gail, Emma and Gwen; stepsons Charles, Robert and Michael; stepdaughters Bianca, Leigh Ann and Bitsy; 32 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life 1 p.m. Saturday at Uncle Billy Victor’s house. Call 645-1658 for information. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Eileen Gauen

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Feb. 11, 2013
Eileen Gauen, 92, of Kailua, a retired architect, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by sons Joseph P. and Daniel T., daughter Nancy E. Gillette, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services at a later date. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Hiroko Harada

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Feb. 13, 2013
Hiroko “Hiroyo” Harada, 67, of Honolulu, a retired Nippon Travel Agency employee, died in Yokohama, Japan. She was born in Shanghai. She is survived by daughters Melissa and Yvonne, mother Fumiko Motoori and sister Junko Shirakuni. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ethel Harue Nabeta Iwashita

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Feb. 22, 2013
Ethel Harue Nabeta Iwashita, 87, of Hilo, a retired Waiakea Waena Elementary School teacher and a state social worker, died in Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Haruo, daughter Noreen Aki Ogawa, brother Ralph Nabeta, sister Nora Nabeta and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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David Jao

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Feb. 20, 2013
David Jao, 83, of Honolulu, president of American Wholesale and Imports, died in Honolulu. He was born in Macau, China. He is survived by wife Viola Huen Fong Wong, son Dr. Robert V., daughter Dr. Diana V., brother Dr. Paul Chow, sisters Virginia Choi and Mun Bo Chow, and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to a charity of donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 1491, Kailua, HI 96734.

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John Spooner Militante Jr.

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Jan. 28, 2013
John Spooner “Uncle Jim” Militante Jr., 76, of Honolulu, a retired Consolidated Amusement film department assistant manager and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Pam Phillips and Inez Yee Poong. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at New Hope Christian Fellowship, Sand Island. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

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Elmo H. Kaneshiro

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Feb. 15, 2013
Elmo H. Kaneshiro, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Flamingo Chuckwagon assistant manager died. He was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Eugene Y., Melvin M. and John H.; daughter Diana R. Kaneshiro; sister Edna Y. Akita; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Felix Ariel Lapurga

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Feb. 18, 2013
Felix Ariel Lapurga, 35, of Pearl City, a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Joan, daughter Leira, parents Flaviano and Estrellita, brother Frederick and sister Flormina. Private services. No flowers. Monetary offerings welcome.

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Richard J. Merchant

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Feb. 3, 2013
Richard J. “Dick” Merchant, 61, of Pearl City, a former Hawaiian Electric Co. employee, died in Pearl City. He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y. He is survived by wife Kazuyo; son Jason; daughter Yoko Gelineault; mother Lucille; brother Daniel; sisters Betty Merchant, Diane Skinner, Sharman Birtz and Annette Schlegelmilch; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary- Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Clifford Yasuji Miyaguchi

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Feb. 12, 2013
Clifford Yasuji Miyaguchi, 91, of Pearl City died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Ethel T.; sons Lance and Clint; daughters Frances Saito and Meredith Omura; brothers Hisao Miyaguchi and Robin and Mamoru Arsiga; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Wallace T. Nakayama

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Feb. 12, 2013
Wallace T. Nakayama, 70, of Hilo, a Willocks Construction Co. superintendent and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Robert, Bert and Larry; and sisters Elaine Nobuhara, Lillian Watanabe, Judith Fujiyama and Kay Oshiro. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Cheung Wah Ng

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Feb. 24, 2013
Cheung Wah Ng, 88, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Maluhia. He was born in China. He is survived by sons Chi Shing Shun Sing and John, daughter Sau Lai Hui, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

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Matthew Floyd Pacheco

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Feb. 24, 2013
Matthew Floyd Pacheco, 68, of Hilo, a heavy equipment operator and a Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Fay; sons Kevin, Ryan, Jason, Kaleikini and Kaimi; daughters Cindy Manaois, Liko Wallace and Rhonda Negrillo; sister Eva Hashimoto; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: noon Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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VICTORIA “TOYANG” BALLESTEROS RAUSA

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VICTORIA TOYANG BALLESTEROS RAUSA Age 74, of Mililani, HI, passed away February 4, 2013 in Mililani. Born September 15, 1938 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Was employed at McDonald’s Waikele as a service crew. She is survived by husband, Freddie A. Rausa; sons, Adonis Rausa, Raymundo (Rosalie) Rausa, Fernando Rausa; daughter, Maria (Lorenzo) Farinas; 9 grand- children; 1 great-grandson; brother, Federico Ballesteros; sisters, Felicidad Guzman, Rosal (Francisco) Ladines, Perpetua (Ruperto) Cuayzon. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (March 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (March 8) at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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