Archive for July 7th, 2013

SOICHI AKIYAMA

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SOICHI AKIYAMA Age 95, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away June 14, 2013 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Born September 22, 1917 in Lahaina, Maui, HI. A WWII veteran who served 1941-1946 in Company A 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion. He retired as a welder after 25 years at Schofield Barracks. He is survived by spouse, Mitsuko Akiyama; sons, Eric Akiyama, Craig Akiyama; daughters, Laurie (Robert) Tam, Helen (Derek) Rogers; brothers, Toshio Akiyama, Sueto Akiyama; sisters, Asayo Fujimoto, Sumiko Hirokane, Myra Takasaki; 1 grandchild. No Koden or Monetary Envelopes, please. Private Services held.

Thomas Tsutomu Araki

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June 26, 2013
Thomas Tsutomu Araki, 86, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a coffee farmer, restaurant cook, aikido instructor, former Kona Hilton Hotel security guard and Honaunau School custodian, died in Kona Community Hospital. He also was an Army veteran. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by companion LeeAnne Alu, hanai daughter Zorana Alu-Acol, brotherJohn, sisters Laura Yano and Betsy Ban, and two hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 20 at Central Kona Union Church, Kealakekua. Services: 10 a.m. For information, call 989-5141.

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Kimi Matsumoto Atwell

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July 2, 2013
Kimi Matsumoto Atwell, 85, ofMakawao, Maui, died at home. She was born in Kyoto, Japan. She is survived by husband Franklin R.; daughterFrancine; brotherToji Matsumoto; and sisters Shigeko Arai, Yukiko and Masu Matsumoto, and Akiko. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Thomas Theodore Bopp

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THOMAS THEODORE BOPP Thomas Theodore Bopp, 71, of Kailua passed away peacefully at home on June 15, 2013 after a brief illness, with loving family members around him. Born in Glendale, California on November 29, 1941, he was the son of the late Rev. Clarence and Mildred Bopp. He married Judith Creamer in 1962 and they had two sons, William and Christopher. Tom married a high school classmate, Georgia Kinney, in 1973. She had three children, Galatea, Jayne and Jon. Tom was Professor of Chemistry Emeritus and former Department Chairman at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, where he was on the faculty since 1967. He was a graduate of Bishop (California) High School (1959), the California Institute of Technology (B.S., 1963), and Harvard University (Ph.D., 1967). At Caltech, Tom was a starter on the basketball teams which won 30% of their games (remarkable by modern Caltech standards), and sang in the Caltech Glee Club, which performed at the Squaw Valley (CA) Winter Olympics in 1960. At both Harvard and later Stanford he studied under Professor John D. Baldeschwieler, a pioneer in nuclear magnetic resonance, which was the subject of Tom’s Ph.D. thesis. At the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Tom was a Professor of Chemistry, Chairman of the Department, and for several years was Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. Teaching, however, was his primary professional passion. In 1986, Tom received the University of Hawai’i’s newly-established award for Excellence in Teaching at the Manoa campus. His work was also recognized in student evaluations which were often right on target (“very excited about chemistry, which makes it all the more interesting” and “if you pay attention, he is actually pretty funny”) as well as complimentary (“excellent teacher, nice, helpful, and he can sing”). And Tom did love to sing, not only on occasion in class, but for the O’ahu Choral Society, where he was an avid member and a section leader. Near the end of his life, when Tom was too ill to complete a choir rehearsal, he was remembered for “quietly exitingnot focusing on himselfcareful not to disturb the preparation for the concert.” While his beautiful singing could make you glad to be alive, Tom was equally willing to tell you precisely how you got here, as another passionate interest was genealogy. He was former President and an active member of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society and a pioneer member of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy. Although Tom loved his roles teaching and participating in his community, the role he esteemed most highly was as a loving family man-husband to his beloved wife and best friend of 40 years, Georgia Kinney Bopp, father and grandfather. His family is heart-broken by the loss of his loving and nurturing presence. Tom was preceded in death by his son, William. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; daughter Galatea DeLapp, daughter and son-in-law P. Jayne Bopp and Aaron Whyne, son and daughter-in-law Christopher and Tammy, and son Jon; brothers William and James, sisters Barbara Wille, Mary Harding, and Deborah; and grandchildren John DeLapp, Brendon DeLapp, Alexander Bopp-Whyne, and Nelson. We are thankful for the gift of Tom in our lives, for his kindness, generosity, grace, humility, humor and intellect. Memorial contributions may be sent to the O’ahu Choral Society, 4348 Wai’alae Ave. No. 214, Honolulu, HI 96816.

Carolina Bufil

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June 12, 2013
Carolina “Carol”Bufil, 75, of Honomu, Hawaii, a Frank Huff Collection Agency manager and collections agent, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Edward E.Sr.; son EdwardE. Jr.; daughters Wendy Wisniewski andTanya Pataray; brothersBernard, Richard and Roland Billena; sisters Loretta Nitura, Adeline Saldua, Trinidad Real,Gloria Sanchez, Erlinda Walker andDarlene Domingo; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart ofMary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass:9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lee Ann Chavez

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June 2, 2013
Lee Ann “Aunty Looney”Chavez, 64, of Waianae, a shuttle bus driver, artist and postal clerk, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wendall, daughter Trudy, brother Harry Casey, sister Sandra Rice, hanai father Ed Maynard, four hanai sons, three hanai daughters, and hanai sistersJonina Jolly andShelby Dersham.Services pending. Scattering of ashes at Pokai Bay at a later date.

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Linda Ann Silva Duvauchelle

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June 29, 2013
Linda AnnSilva Duvauchelle, 66, ofKailua, a receptionist, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sonAnthony DeMotta Jr.; daughter Eva-Marie “Mahealani” De Motta; brother Eugene Silva; and sisters Evon Silva, Doreene Kealohanui and KathleenTeixeira. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. George Waimanalo. Mass:11 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Bonifacio Aguinaldo Evangelista

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June 22, 2013
Bonifacio Aguinaldo Evangelista, 79, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial &Sugar Co. irrigation specialist, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Laoag, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lydia; son Glen A.; daughter Leilani Dumlao; brothersSabas andDionicio; and sisters Presentacion Martin, Jovencia Tomas and Vicenta Gaoat. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Mass:11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Colette Furumori-Kaneshiro

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June 18, 2013
Colette Furumori-Kaneshiro, 59, of Honolulu, a Nordstrom manager of human resources, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Paul, son Branden, daughter Tiffany, mother LillianFurumori and two grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Anita Hebert Johnston

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ANITA HEBERT JOHNSTON Anita Hebert Johnston, 91, passed away on May 23, 2013 in Honolulu. She was preceded in death by Thomas Johnston, her husband of 54 years. She is survived by daughter Laurel Johnston (Randy Young), son Michael Johnston of Atlanta, brother Gilbert (Peg) Hebert of Georgia, nieces and nephews. Anita was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and graduated from St. Theresa High School, Miami, Florida. She was a dental assistant, homemaker, and community volunteer for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Citrus County Garden Club and Women’s Club charity fundraisers. Private Mass and Graveside Service. Warmest Mahalo to Aina Haina ARCH and Hospice Hawai’i. Suggested donations to Kilohana Senior Enrichment Center.

Jason Mansfield Lee Jr.

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June 22, 2013
Jason Mansfield “Jay” Lee Jr., 55, ofHilo, a former Hilo Lanes mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Justin “Ola” andJason “Boy” III; daughter Jessie; mother Cecilia “Kainoa”; brother Llewellyn “Lou”; sistersKaren Hussey, Margaret “Mags” Navor and Evelyn Lee; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at HawaiiVeterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Charles M. Uwekoolani, Jr.

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June 27, 2013
Charles M. Uwekoolani Jr., 63, of Kahului died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wifePhyllis; son Kalani M.; daughter Juanita K.; brother Sanford Sr.; and sisters Janice andMona Uwekoolani, and Bobby Jean Lavato. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at FaithFamily Fellowship (formerly Rose of Sharon). Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Julia Minewa Kaawa

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JULIA MINEWA KAAWA Age 80 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away June 28, 2013 in Leahi Hospital. Born Feb. 4, 1933 in Honolulu. She was a passionate leader for Maunalaha Valley. She worked for Neil Abercrombie in Congress in Hawaii She is survived by Son, John K.K.K. Kaawa, Jr.; Daughters, Joslyn M. K. Kaawa, Minerva L. K. Aana, Jonnett M. K. Kaawa, BarbaraAnn “Nani” K. Kaawa; Brother, Soloman “Balle” Perry; Sister, Barbara “Nakai” Needham; 10 Grand- children; 16 Great-grand- children; 2 Great-great-grand children Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday 7/13 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome

Miles Pomaika’i Kahaloa

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MILES AKANA POMAIKA’I KAHALOA Miles Akana Pomaika’i Kahaloa, 57, of Honolulu, passed away on June 25, 2013 peacefully at home. Born September 11, 1955 in Hilo, Hawai’i. He worked in the insurance industry, was a passionate musician, and a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools. Miles is survived by daughter Kirstin Kahaloa and son Aaron (Jessie) Kahaloa; formerly married to Kari Westly Waldhaus; sisters: Valerie Badon, Kathryn LaRoche, Lorna Shanks, and Leeona Kekua; and 2 grandchildren Kukamaehuikapono and Pualililehua Kahaloa. Visitation on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Kawaiaha’o Church. Service at 5:30 p.m. Aloha Attire.

Leeann Kaualililehua Kalua-Kaaihue

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June 8, 2013
Leeann Kaualililehua Kalua-Kaaihue, 55, of Haiku, Maui, a Maui Land &Pineapple Co. agricultural researcher and tool distributor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolua, Maui. She is survived by father Joseph Kaaihue; brothersMoses Kalua, Frank and John Nunes, and Joseph Kaaihue-Warner; and sisters Mary L. Kalua, Ululani Kalua-Kaaihue, Shirnette L. Kalua, Kaili Bonifacio and JoAnn De Lima. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waiola Church, Lahaina. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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FA’ATA’APE FA’AALO LALOULU

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FA’ATA’APE FA’AALO LALOULU Age 81, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 19, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born December 5, 1931 in Se’etaga, Tutuila, American Samoa. Retired from the United States Navy and the Department of Defence, Army. He is survived by spouse, Lanialoha Punohu Laloulu; sons, Vaosa (Janine) Fa’ata’ape, Aiafono (Joyce) Fa’ata’ape; daughters, Leamauai Fa’ata’ape Laloulu, Victoria L. (Jr.) Laloulu; brother, Iapagi F. Laloulu; sister, Pago F. Tevesini; 34 grandchildren; 27 great- grandchildren; 1 great-great- grandchild. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (July 12) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetary. Flowers Welcome.

Nan Kathleen Marn

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NAN KATHLEEN MARN
Nan Kathleen Marn, 84, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2013. Visitation will be held on July 15, 2013 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Star of the Sea Church. A funeral mass begins at 10:45 a.m. Nan was born in Buffalo, NY on July 18, 1928. Nan moved to Honolulu in 1959. Nan studied social work at UH and worked at Special Education Center of Oahu and as a social worker for the State of Hawaii. She enjoyed shopping, travel, spending time with family and friends, and playing slots in Las Vegas. Nan is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mildred Murray, brothers Glen and Joseph Murray, and sister Francis Murray. Nan is survived by her husband of 51 years, Stephen Marn; daughter Carolyn Marn of Sacramento, CA; son Brian Marn of Altadena, CA; daughter Stephanie Marn; sister Jean Driscoll of Buffalo, NY; brother Lawrence Murray of Roseville, CA; cousin Karyl Gindling of Dallas, TX; cousin Gretchen Minney of Broomfield, CO; and ten nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. 2610, Hon. HI 96814.

Patrick Joseph McHugh

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June 23, 2013
Patrick Joseph McHugh, 87, of Hilo, a retired Navy aircraft machinist, a bartender at the former Kona Village Resort and power plant supervisor at the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Boston. He is survived by stepsonsEric “Ricky,” Walter “Kimo,” Lynn and Robert “Bobby” Dehmer; stepdaughters Grace “Gracie” andGail A. “Kaila” Dehmer; numerous hanai family members; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services and scattering of ashes at a later date.

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Patsy Cabo Ordanza

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June 27, 2013
Patsy Cabo Ordanza, 92, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii custodian, died in Aiea. She was born in thePhilippines. She is survived by sons Eddie and Danny Tangonan; daughtersJean Lumauag, Estrelita Castro, Janet Aleman, Ruby Kawai, Joy Kaupu, Marilyn Cade, Rosemary Silao andTiareOrdanza; brother Rucindo Cabo; 30 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 15 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial:2 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Madge Mayumi Tamura Orita

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July 4, 2013
Madge Mayumi Tamura Orita, 75, of Waianae, a Tamura Supermarket produce clerk in Waianae, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by son Jason; daughter Debbie; brothersRaymond, Alvin and Bert Tamura; and sisters Eleanor Tanaka, Joanne Sakata and Susan Nishimura. Visitation: 1 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire.

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Lorile K. Padilla

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June 24, 2013
Lorile K. Padilla, 47, of Kihei, Maui, a reservationist in the hotel industry, died. She was born inWailuku. She is survived by sons Christopher K. and Clinton K. Estrella, daughter Cherae “Honey Girl” Estrella, mother Stella A., brothersNathanand Harold Jr. Padilla, sistersDiana Puckett and Kanoe Padilla, and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jannine Lena Ku‘ulani Pauole-Wilbur

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June 23, 2013
Jannine Lena Ku‘ulani “Nini” Pauole-Wilbur, 30, ofVolcano, Hawaii, a Hawaii Community College student and homemaker, died in Kona CommunityHospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husbandHiram “Hilama”Wilbur, daughterTaylor L., stepfather Alfred Villanueva, brotherJustin Pauole and sister Jennifer “Jenna” Oliveira. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Jack Hiroki Sakamoto

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June 21, 2013
Jack Hiroki Sakamoto, 85, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Transportation Highways Division bridge maintenance inspector, died in HaleAnuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Rian andMichael, daughter Joan and sister Pearl Tanemura. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Arlene S. Shigemasa

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ARLENE S. SHIGEMASA Age 72, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 24, 2013 in Ewa, HI. Born May 23, 1941 in Honolulu, HI. Arlene was a retired Administrator with the Department of Education. She is survived by brothers, Thomas K. (Sue) Shigemasa, John H. Shigemasa. Private Services were held.

Stanley Manabu Shirai

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June 23, 2013
Stanley Manabu Shirai, 81, of Concord, Calif., a retired ironworker and an Army veteran who served in the Korean war, died in California. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Aimee, sons Stuart and Dean, daughter Kenni Bishop, brother Osamu, sister Fumiko Kurakake and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m.

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Fonofono Taeoalii Siliga

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May 31, 2013
Fonofono Taeoalii Siliga, 85, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Interior Laloulu and Fa‘aalo Siliga; daughters Lillian Tuua, Monotaga Siliga, Fonofono Malufau, Vuia Sandidge and Irene Spencer; brothersFa‘ataape and I‘apani Laloulu; sister Pago Tevesini; 63 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Noboru Tsurumaki

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June 24, 2013
Noboru “Nob” Tsurumaki, 82, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born inEwa. He is survived by sons Gary, Damon and Dean; brother Kiyoshi; sister Patsy H. Yamauchi; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Wallace Kichiro Yamashiro

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June 26, 2013
Wallace Kichiro “Wally” Yamashiro, 87, ofKaneohe, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel electrical maintenance worker and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wifeJune Y.; son Evan; daughtersLori and Kari; brother David; sistersChikako and Rachel Yamashiro, Haruno Souza, Margaret Oshiro, Sueno Honma, Dora Yamamoto and Marjorie Honjiyo; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Congregational Church.Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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KATHERINE TAHIRA YASUI

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KATHERINE TAHIRA YASUI Age 97, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 24, 2013 in Pearl City. Born July 13, 1915 in Waipahu, Hawaii. She retired from the University of Hawaii Manoa’s Sinclair Library as head of it’s Circulation Department. Predeceased by her parents Yoshimatsu & Tsune Tahira and husband Edward Y. Yasui. She is survived by sons, Daniel (Esther Ueda) Yasui, Michael (Jacquelyn) Yasui; daughters, Patricia M. (Kryn) Teeuw of CA, Dianne N. (Howard) Ishida; sister, Nellie Oshige; 7 grandchildren; 4 great- grandchildren Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

Doris YoshieYoshimoto

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June 27, 2013
Doris Yoshie Yoshimoto, 81, of Honolulu, a retiredFoodland supermarket cashier, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sistersBertha Kokubun and Kimie Yoshimoto. Private services.

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