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Bonnie Lee Watson

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BONNIE LEE WATSON October 2, 1946 – July 5, 2013 Bonnie Lee Watson, 66, passed away on July 5, 2013 in Waipahu, Hawaii. She grew up in Honolulu, and graduated from Kalani High School and the University of Hawaii, where she majored in art. Bonnie will be remembered by her many friends and family for her life of service, always putting others’ needs before her own. She was naturally kind and creative, and enjoyed helping to put together many birthday parties, celebrations, and wonderful events. Her artistic flair found expression in decorating, sewing, flower arrangements, baking and cooking, and helping her friends entertain. Behind every great party, Bonnie was there, making it all happen. After a long illness, Bonnie died in the loving care of Norma and Dexter Jacinto, with whom she spent the last eight years in their residence care home. She is survived by her two sons, Kala and Kealii, whom she adored, as well as a new granddaughter, cousins, aunts, and uncles, and so many friends grateful to have known and experienced her laughter, support, and companionship. All who knew her will miss her sweetness, generosity, and true spirit of aloha. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 14 beginning promptly at 1:30 on the Lauhala Lanai at the Waialae Country Club, 4997 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, 96816. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., suite 2610, Honolulu, 96814.

Paul M. Yamashita

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June 23, 2013
Paul M. Yamashita, 66, of Waimanalo, a Rocky Road Products employee, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Laura Allen and Lorna Yamashita; sisters Janice Murakami, Judy Noda, Ann Wong and Kay Yamashita; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoshiyuki Herbert Yamamura

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June 8, 2013
George Sakai Yamamura, 84, of Colorado Springs, Colo., a retired Social Security Administration deputy director in Baltimore and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Colorado Springs, and his brother Yoshiyuki Herbert Yamamura, 89, of Kahului, an electronic technician and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. They were born in Makawao, Maui. They are survived by brother David and sister Frances Rocha. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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George Sakai Yamamura

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March 6, 2013
George Sakai Yamamura, 84, of Colorado Springs, Colo., a retired Social Security Administration deputy director in Baltimore and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Colorado Springs, and his brother Yoshiyuki Herbert Yamamura, 89, of Kahului, an electronic technician and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. They were born in Makawao, Maui. They are survived by brother David and sister Frances Rocha. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Phyllis Whaley

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July 7, 2013
Phyllis Whaley, 61, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Tony and Levi Maku‘e; daughters Michellynn Ramirez and Kanani Middaugh; brothers Chino Colburn and Tommy Ching; sisters Angie Ancheta, Louise Gusman, Billie Aweau and Tiare Kauhi; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at the family residence, 85-1263 Kamailiunu St., Waianae. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Robert L. Twiggs Jr.

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June 26, 2013
Robert L. Twiggs Jr., 45, of Kekaha, Kauai, formerly of Michigan, a U.S. government contractor and a Marine Corps veteran, died at home. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is survived by wife Carmen; son Cameron; daughters Zakiya and A’maya; father Robert “Bobby”; brothers Stephen and Korey; and sisters Vanessa, Shantal, Latorya and Precious Twiggs, and Mona Christian. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Eleele Baptist Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at MacArthur Park, Kekaha Beach.

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Sharon Leilani Teixeira

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July 6, 2013
Sharon Leilani Teixeira, 63, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Cindy Ortega, brother Richard and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Lihue Lutheran Church.

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Yong Duk Song

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June 22, 2013
Yong Duk Song, 64, of Mililani died in Mililani. He was born in Chun Buk, Korea. He is survived by wife Kwon Ye; son Han Ki; daughters Stephanie Barron and Kym Song; brothers Moo Ung and Yong Sang; sisters Chong Nae Toguchi, Chum Soon Kim, Yong Soon Yang and Yong Ae, Yong Ja and Chung Ja Song; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Maile Thelma Schuwer

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July 2, 2013
Maile Thelma Schuwer, 68, of Kailua-Kona, a retail clerk at 7-Eleven and Chevron stores and co-owner of Kuno’s Hawaii, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son James; daughter Maria Schuwer-Marous; brothers Walter, Apua and George Keamo; sisters Johana Fernandez, Ally Lopes, Emily Mamane, Matilda Kahoonei and Inchon Keamo; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. July 20 at Old Kona Airport Park, Pavilion No. 4. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Robert S. Rodrigues

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July 8, 2013
Robert S. “Butch” Rodrigues, 68, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served in the Vietnam War and an attorney-at-law in Waimea, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tove, sons Robert S. Jr. and Michael, daughters Elizabeth Rogers and Monica Williams, hanai brother Melvin Miranda, brother Michael, sister Kathleen “Bunny” Bates and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire.

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Javier Rodriguez Perez

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June 29, 2013
Javier Rodriguez Perez, 87, of Waialua, an Army veteran who served in the 303rd Infantry Regiment during World War II, died in Waialua. He was born in Whittier, Calif. He is survived by sons Robert and Virgil Whatley, and Javier and Christopher Perez; daughter Gloria W. Benson; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at the family residence, 68-669 Farrington Highway, Waialua. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Allison Ululani Perez

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July 2, 2013
Allison Ululani “Allie” Perez, 61, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Robert Kenwood and sons Jose Luis Jr. and Schuyler G. Diaz. Private services. Flowers welcome.

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Vivian A. Nakano

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June 16, 2013
Vivian A. Nakano, 70, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Melvin T., sons Rance K. and Layne H., brother Patrick Inouye, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Malieo Tafua Masaniai

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July 7, 2013
Malieo Tafua Masaniai, 69, of Laie, a sole proprietor, died in Kahuku. She was born in Vaimoso, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Carl, Tee and Billy; daughter Yvette; brothers Eteru, Howard, Alema, Randy and Va’a; sisters Samoa, Asipau, Lolohea, Liliu and Lapataume; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 19 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Teody S. Maluyo

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June 13, 2013
Teody S. Maluyo, 50, of Kapolei, owner of Theo’s Services, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Marcos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rowena, sons Cameron and Chad, parents Tomas and Trinidad, and sister Gina Guiang. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:45 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome.

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Francisca Grande Ligsay

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June 6, 2013
Francisca Grande “Ansing” Ligsay, 80, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ruben, Fred and William; sisters Teofila Galsote, Buendia Viado and Aniceta Berdido; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Alan George Lee

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June 23, 2013
Alan George Lee, 63, of Kaneohe, a retired mechanic and steam cleaner for Oahu Transit Services and a Navy veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marlene, daughter Jame Lee-Edralin, mother Violet, brothers Richard and Stephen, sister Karen Kagami and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Elizabeth Leilani Ahana Kikuchi

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July 1, 2013
Elizabeth Leilani Ahana “Eli” Kikuchi, 72, of Lihue, a University of Hawaii at Hilo associate professor and Eli’s Travel proprietor, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Kent, daughter Keri Kobayashi, sister Carol Kondo and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue. Services: 6 p.m. Private burial.

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Iwalani Rowena Kanoho-Soares

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July 4, 2013
Iwalani Rowena Kanoho-Soares, 60, of Lihue, a security guard for Kauai High School and Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Daniel and Darson Pimental; daughter Eldean Cruz; brothers Steven, Makalapua and Harry Kanoho; sisters Eloise Taniguchi, Leilani Suenaga, Noelani Ornellas and Jackie Figueira; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. July 26 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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Anna Clausen Kaleikini

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May 28, 2013
Anna Clausen Kaleikini, 89, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeper, maid and private chef for Doris Duke, Fred Astaire and the Damon Estate, died in Honolulu. She was born in Germany. She is survived by stepson Kendall, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Elks Honolulu Lodge, Waikiki. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. Flowers for scattering welcome. No wreaths.

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Hazel Leona Johnson

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May 24, 2013
Hazel Leona Johnson, 55, of Ewa Beach, a care home nurse, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Jeffrey J. Sr.; sons William L.K. and Welsin L.K. “Wes” Manuel, and Jeffrey J. Jr. and Jess A. Johnson; brothers Paul, William. Tommy and Patrick Elisaga; sisters Violet Morales and Lillian Tabancura; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. July 20 at Ala Moana Beach Park, near Magic Island. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Taeko Hirayama

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June 24, 2013
Taeko Hirayama, 93, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired housekeeper, died. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ernest, Arthur and Gene; daughters Carole Matsunami and Maule Akana; brothers Hiroshi, Noboru and Shoji Kakul; sisters Masako Inada and Chiyoko Takaki; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Sonja Hermanns

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Dec. 27, 2012
Sonja Hermanns, 80, of Kealia, Hawaii, a sales associate at the Grass Shack store in Kealakekua and co-owner of Hale Hana Niu, died at home. She was born in Poland. She is survived by hanai sons Thom Breeze and Lahaina Haalilio, and sister Ella Ingwersen. Services: 6 p.m. July 19 at Pukaana Congregational Church. Casual attire.

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George Tam Fu Hee

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July 7, 2013
George Tam Fu Hee, 80, of Honolulu, a retired heavy-equipment mechanic for the Department of Defense and a Marine Corps veteran, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janet; sons George J., Gregory J., Derek D., Darrell D. and Stuart D.; sister Laura Conrad; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. July 18 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Sylvia Agnes Fisher

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July 7, 2013
Sylvia Agnes Fisher, 82, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Schuylkill, Pa. She is survived by husband Kenneth L., sons Craig A. and Scott L., daughter Gigi B. O’Connell, brother Donald M. Ketner, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Koolau. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Lei and bouquets welcome.

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Thomas Ching

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June 24, 2013
Thomas “Tommy” Ching, 65, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Tammie Miner, son Thomas J. Miner-Ching, daughters Malia Delos Reyes and Candice Miner-Ching, brother Francis, sisters Rowena Lowe and Sheilah Ching, and two grandchildren. Celebration of life pending.

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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 Tavares, daughter Trudy Tavares, four hanai sons, three hanai daughters, hanai father Ed Maynard, brother Harry Casey, sister Sandra Rice, and hanai sisters Jonina Jolly and Shelby Dersham.Services pending. Scattering of ashes at Pokai Bay at a later date. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Herbert Cardoza

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July 2, 2013
Herbert Cardoza, also known as “Richard” and “Da Bread Man,” 78, of Ookala, Hawaii, a state heavy-equipment operator, rancher and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Jennifer and Rochelle Silva, Michelle, Lisa and Peggy Cardoza, and Joann Maximo; sister Clara Valente; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. July 20 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Papaaloa. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Hazel Noranett Kalama Bishaw

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June 16, 2013
Hazel Noranett Kalama “Zsazsa” Bishaw, 77, of Kaneohe, a licensed practical nurse for Palolo Chinese Home and a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Chance K.; daughters Barbara H.M. “Bobbi” Bishaw-Gramberg, and Deidre N.K., Rene, Perri K. and Pomaikailani H. Bishaw; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Anthony Nicholas Bailey

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June 23, 2013
Anthony Nicholas Bailey, 43, of SanDiego died in San Diego. He was born in Fremont, Calif. He is survived by mother Patsy Drake and sisters Corinna Bailey and Raynette M. Colly. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hauula Church of Christ. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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