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Josefina Elena Aikala

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March 6, 2013
Josefina Elena Aikala, 82, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Panama City. She is survived by husband Daniel, sonDaniel “Tito” Jr., daughter Vivian Verdadero, sister Nora Anders, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Updated information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Josephine Alfonso

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March 10, 2013
Josephine Alfonso, 73, of Pearl City, a retired Lowe’s cashier, died in a foster care home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Brian Sechler; daughters Sherie Hitchcock, Lori Ann Fujishiro, Candida Lochmann and Christina Guevara; sisters Marie Carvalho and Mayme Alfonso; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Victoria S. Ballesteros

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March 14, 2013
Victoria S. Ballesteros, 88, of Kihei, Maui, a retiree from Del Monte Plantation on Molokai, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Eric, daughters Trinidad Estabillo and Lucita Agno, brother Mariano Sabido, seven grandchildren, eight grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Linda Karen Freitas Demello Bierig

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March 5, 2013
Linda Karen Freitas Demello Bierig, 61, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Bobby W.; son Anthony Z. Harris Jr.; daughter Christine Karen; brothers Kepa and Kekoa Freitas; sisters Memory K. Pesamino, Bernadette K. Keliiwaiwaiole, Norma Jean Snyder and Patty Yamane; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation and services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lualualei Beach Park (middle park) in Nanakuli. Scattering of ashes at sunset at Makaha Beach Park.

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Kathleen Ho Sook Calzo

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March 7, 2013
Kathleen Ho Sook Calzo, 64, of Waipahu, a retired legal secretary, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kelly and Jon Miyashiro; brothers Melvin, Warren and Gary Char; and sisters Lynda Iwanaga, Paulette Watanabe and Dianne Miyamoto. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Grace Young Chang

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March 15, 2013
Grace Young Chang, 62, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Daegu, South Korea. She is survived by son Andrew Y.K. Lee; daughters Lesley Misook and Amy Miae Lee; brother Myung Sin; sisters Chang Ja, Gil Ja and Ginger; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X. Services: 10 a.m.

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Spencer Ashley Clarke

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March 14, 2013
Spencer Ashley Clarke, 24, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Walter V. Clarke Jr. and Kathleen Parker-Clarke, brother Richard Parker and sister Fawn C. Hannum. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Central Union Church, Atherton Chapel. Aloha attire.

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Elizabeth Paris Dunford

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March 15, 2013
Elizabeth Paris Dunford, 85, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a social worker, middle school teacher and author, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Richard, daughters Elizabeth Dunford and Dorothea Brink, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at Christ Church Episcopal. Aloha attire.

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Thomas Lawrence Frial

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Dec. 27, 2011
Thomas Lawrence Frial, 58, of Honolulu, a Kyotaru Restaurant pantry manager and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by numerous uncles, aunties and cousins. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Bertha Garcia

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Feb. 25, 2013
Bertha “Kathleen” Garcia, 53, of Wahiawa, a Pizza Bob’s employee, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Anela Garcia-Caracol; brother Christopher Bachiller; sisters Gylene Martinez and Linda and Tina Hidaro; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Urn burial at noon Monday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Edwin Gurr

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March 13, 2013
Edwin Gurr, 80, of Kahuku, a lawyer in American Samoa and a Coast Guard veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Kailua. He was born in Maloata, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Rose; sons Glenn, Chris and Gideon; brothers Laisene, Stanley, Bernard, John and Peter; sisters Diana Tuinei, Rose Silao and Fanua Leiataua; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery.

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HENRY K. IWASA

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HENRY K. IWASA
Henry K. Iwasa, Jr., 75 passed away peacefully at his home in Kaimuki on Saturday February 16, 2013. Retired from the University of Hawaii at Manoa as an educational specialist in the Hawaiian Language, Arts, and Culture Department he was also a contract writer for the State Foundation of Culture and the Arts. His vocation reflected his passion for those things in life which though hard to quantify surely make life beautiful. His kindness and generosity towards The Friends of Iolani Palace, The Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band, Hawaii Public Radio, The Hawaii Literary Arts Council and most recently Kahumanu Café in Waianae and to other ‘na mea Hawaii’ (things hawaiian) to name a few has enriched us all and gave meaning to his life. Henry was also a member of the Kaimuki Neighborhood board and because of his involvement the area maintains its homely charm much as it did when Henry was growing up. He never tired of describing the Honolulu of his younger days at Aliiolani Elementary, Stevenson Middle School, Roosevelt High School and The University of Hawaii at Manoa where he majored in Political Science. He was a staff writer on the Ka Leo Newspaper. Those formative years and the inspiration from certain fondly remembered family, friends and teachers prepared him well for the many years that he lived in New York. Henry was in his element not only as a graduate student at Columbia University and later as a foreign student admissions officer but as a denizen of Manhattan more specifically ‘the Village’ and all that the Big Apple of the ’60s and ’70s had to offer. To quote Mame Dennis Burnside AKA ‘Auntie Mame’ from the eponymous movie as she lugs the frumpy Agnes Gooche up a staircase (inside joke), ‘Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death. You have to live, live, live’! And Henry certainly did live. But if New York was the hors d’ourvre then France was the entree and all that comes after. Simply said Henry loved France. Armed with the latest Guide Michelin and a gaelic fluency which he credited to his most cherished friend (you know who you are), Henry ‘did’ the country from Left Bank Paris to Calvados in Normandy and Mont St. Michel down to the Loire Valley to Vichy and hence to Auvergne, Languedoc, Marseilles, Provence and wherever else the rented Citroen traversed to. There would be many more french kilometers before and after his return to Hawaii in order to care for his mother and uncle and despite his distant meanderings he secretly appreciated being a ‘local boy’. So before he leaves come celebrate his life on Sunday 24 March beginning at 12 noon at the house. No flowers. Contributions may be made to one’s own passion. There will be private services another day.

George Moses Nahina Jr.

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Feb. 10, 2013
George Moses “Moe” Nahina Jr., 58, of Mililani, a Mutual Welding shop foreman, died in Aiea. He was born in Waihee, Maui. He is survived by wife Gloria; son Sean; daughter Shannon Ferreira; father George “Moki” Sr.; brothers Bobby Miyasato, and Lyndon and John Nahina; sisters Evelyn Dacuag, Georgette Henmi and Jackie Cabebe; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Shoji Kurisu

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March 1, 2013
Shoji Kurisu, 85, of Wahiawa, a retired logistics officer at the U.S. Department of Defense on Okinawa, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Albert and Earl, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Abigail Kapuaonalani Lancaster

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March 13, 2013
Abigail Kapuaonalani Lancaster, 66, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired Fairmont Orchid retail saleswoman, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Donnie Wright, daughters Dominique Reeves and Jodi Kalei, brother Clifton, sister Leonora Loo, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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JOSEPH F. MARTINEZ

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JOSEPH F. MARTINEZ Joseph F Martinez, best known as Joe Honolulu, passed away at his home in Everett, Washington on March 1, 2013.He was born in Honolulu to Lucea and the late Jose A. Martinez. He grew up in Kalihi Valley the eldest of seven children. After graduating from Farrington High he joined the Navy and served in Vietnam from June 1966 to September 1969. His last duty assignment was on the USS Hissem. He moved to Washington 17 years ago, immediately feeling at home. His true passion was motorcycles and was a member of NW Washington Victory Riders. He rode with anyone riding any make of motorcycle and always came home happy. He is survived by mother, Lucea; daughter, Dominique; son, Donovan; significant other of 21 years, Linda Strand; her son Shaun and family; and siblings, JoAnn Pagador, Beverly Glenn, Rudy Martinez, Marlyn Lewis, Shaleen Martinez, Arlene Martinez with their families and significant others. He never let cancer diminish living life to the fullest. His sense of humor and huge smile are memories we hold dear. Military honors were held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on Tuesday March 19th.

Kiyo Matsumoto

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Feb. 19, 2013
Kiyo Matsumoto, 78, of Waipahu, a retired Army and Air Force Exchange Service visual merchandising specialist, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helene A., daughter Kimberly, brothers Yoshitaka and Takashi, and sister Janet Biho. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire.

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Dolores Espejo Miran

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Feb. 27, 2013
Dolores Espejo Miran, 83, of Ewa died in Honolulu. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Laurito; sons Larry, Laurito “Lawrence” Jr., Richard and David; daughters Elsie Munetake, Lily Ynigues and Doris Duque; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Thomas Tsutae Morisaki

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Feb. 28, 2013
Thomas Tsutae Morisaki, 95, of Lahaina, an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 522nd Service Battalion, died at home. He was also a retired Maui County Department of Water Supply surveyor. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Yukie, son Danny and daughter Tracy. Private services.

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Purification C. Mostoles

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Feb. 16, 2013
Purification C. Mostoles, 88, of San Jose, Calif., a retired Gateway Hotel housekeeper, died in California. She was born in Tayug, Philippines. She is survived by sons Winniefredo, Arthur, Mario and Reynaldo Palma; and daughters Evelyn Manuel, Marichu Manaois and Dorotea D. Palma. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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James H. Ogasawara

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Feb. 5, 2013
James H. Ogasawara, 83, of Mililani, an Army officer, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Toshiko; son Todd; daughter Amy Ogasawara-Fukumoto; brothers Fred, Reo and Paul; sisters Lily Sanehira, Kathryn Kiyabu and Lynn Sousa; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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HOPE LEANN CASTILLO PAGLINAWAN

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HOPE LEANN CASTILLO PAGLINAWAN Age 13, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away March 3, 2013 in Las Vegas. Born March 26, 1999 in Las Vegas, NV. A student at Garside Jr. High School, Las Vegas, Nevada. She is survived by parents, Jesse Paglinawan & Cheryl Castillo-Paglinawan; sister, Peyton C. Paglinawan; paternal grand- parent, Leah Paglinawan; maternal grandparents, Epigenio & Teresita Bagaoisan; numerous aunts, uncles & cousins. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 26) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 27) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Keiji Shintaku

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Feb. 18, 2013
Keiji Shintaku, 89, of Wahiawa, an Army retiree and a retired city employee at Wahiawa Botanical Garden, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Jane; sons Glenn, Elton and Randall; brothers Robert and Steven; sisters Sally Blankenship and Lillian Ishii; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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BENNY J.O. FUENTES, SR.

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BENNY J.O. FUENTES, SR. Age 74, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away February 13, 2013 in Aiea. Born December 30, 1938 in Waipahu. He was a Steelworker for Hawaiian Western Steel. He is survived by daughters, Rochelle (Joe) MasMorell, Sherry Fuentes; sons, Benny Fuentes, Jr., Gerald Fuentes, Gordon (Erin Malia) Fuentes, Garrett Fuentes; sisters, Marylee Willis, Mildred Lani Ibous; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Sun. (3/24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service: 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Mon. (3/25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Leonard William Kekona Sr.

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March 11, 2013
Leonard William Kekona Sr., 81, of Wailuku, a Hookano Paving Co. truck driver, Papillion Helicopters bus driver and an entertainer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Leonard “Boy” Jr., Fleming “Flash” and Zacchary Kekona, and Johnathan Kaonohi; daughter Miriam Hewahewa; hanai sons Cyrus Koko, Tommy Akima, Domingo Caluag and Abel Kepani; brother Anthony; 36 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Teresa Caabay Valdez

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Feb. 20, 2013
Teresa Caabay Valdez, 86, of Ewa Beach died in Wahiawa. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Zacarias D., sons Zacarias Jr. and Reynaldo “Rey,” six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mildred Setsuko Wong

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March 1, 2013
Mildred Setsuko Wong, 82, of Honolulu, a retired nurse, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Henry L.K., sons Gregory and Scott, daughter Elizabeth Kunichika, brothers Leslie “Takeshi” and Richard “Kenji” Ishiro, sisters Martha Kanda and Helen Wannall, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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