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Martin Angot

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July 12, 2013
Martin Angot, 71, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a heavy-equipment operator at the former Hamakua Sugar Co., former steward at Hilton Waikoloa Village and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Honokaa, Hawaii. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by sister-in-law Irene. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kukaiau County Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Ruth Andrea Deogracias

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July 22, 2013
Ruth Andrea “Andi” Deogracias, 45, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Reidsville, N.C. She is survived by husband Alan J. II; son Alan J. III; daughter Peyton Q.; father William O. Dove; mother Jo I.A. Fahlstedt; brothers William “Greg” Dove and Brian Harvey; and sisters Kimberly K. Isley, India N. “Nicki” Creed, Heather Nowell, Michelle Harvey and Amanda L. Blackmon. Private services.

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Tammy Lynn Leialoha Dolbin

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July 10, 2013
Tammy Lynn Leialoha Dolbin, 49, of Puyallup, Wash., a Virginia Mason Hospital Internal Medicine Department clinic manager, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Randi, parents Morris Mangalao and Rosie Hammond, and stepparent Sherryl Mangalao. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Arsene Gadarian

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July 21, 2013
Arsene “Blackie” Gadarian, 91, of Lahaina, a Navy veteran who served in World War II and owner and operator of Blackie’s Machine Shop in Lahaina, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Sara, son Mark Robinson, daughter Cynthia and two grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers or mementos, donations suggested to Lahainaluna High School Foundation, “Blackie” Gadarian Vocational Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 11617, Lahaina, HI 96761. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Theodore James Gomes

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July 21, 2013
Theodore James Gomes, 77, of Kahului, a heavy-equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by son Rocky; daughter Debora Kele; brother Edward; sisters Charlotte Gomes, Lucille Robello and Bernice Cooke; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Seventh-day Adventist Church, Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Gardens of Meditation. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary. com.

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Don Gordon

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July 21, 2013
Don Gordon, 75, of Honolulu, a KIPO disc jockey, died in Honolulu. He was born in Maine. He is survived by daughters Pamela Sue Pearce and Jill Ferris. Services pending.

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Doris Michiko En Oi Guerrero

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July 15, 2013
Doris Michiko En Oi Guerrero, 83, of Hilo, a retired licensed practical nurse at the former Hilo Hospital, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Benjamin Jr.; daughters Della Yamanaka, Gwen Akamine and Dorothy Sumitani; sister Lily Ho; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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David Hampton Johnston

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July 18, 2013
David Hampton Johnston, 76, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a retiree, died in Fort Lauderdale. He was born in Montclair, N.J. He is survived by wife Linda S.; son Martin P.; daughter Julie J. Burtech; sister Diane J. Paton; half-brothers Stanton and Donald; former wife Judy P. Cochran; and four grandchildren. Services to be held in California and Kentucky. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 742030, Los Angeles, CA 90074-2030, or donate.americanheart.org.

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WALTER “EDDIE” EDWARD POLLACK, JR

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WALTER EDDIE EDWARD POLLACK, JR. Age 77, of Pearl City, HI passed away on July 6, 2013 in Honolulu. Born December 12, 1935 in Honolulu, HI. Eddie worked for numerous tour companies as an escort & driver; Henry Yim Tours, Gray Line Hawaii, Funsun Tours, Polynesian Tours, and Ted Grandsted. He is survived by wife, Alice Pundyke Pollack; daughter, Nadine (Pedro) Jarra; son, Braden (Faye) Pollack of CA; sister, Joan (Jon) Keaulana; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (August 1) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu). Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (August 2) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 10 a.m. Committal Service 11:30 a.m. at the National Cemetery of The Pacific. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

FRANK LOPES, JR.

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FRANK LOPES, JR. Frank Lopes, Jr. of Lihue, Kauai passed away on July 23, 2013 at the age of 71. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 7, 1942 and was a retired General Contractor and enjoyed life to the fullest. He survived by his wife, Maureen Lopes, two brothers, Gilbert Gomez of Las Vegas and Robert Stivers of Hilo. Six children, Deanne “Candy” (Mike) Lind of Wailua; Sheri (Tom) Maier of Washington; Roxanne (Dave) Daugherty of California; Brian (Michelle) Lopes of Lihue; Maile (Ira) Silva of Lihue and Darin Lopes of Lihue. 19 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Brother-in- laws, Frank Carlos, Jr., Richard Willson. Sisters-in-law, Eleanor Hee, Donna Willson, Noreen Mokuau, numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary at 3168 Poipu Rd., Koloa. Visitation begins at 10:00am. Service at 11:00am followed by a reception at noon. The Lopes family request casual or aloha attire and flowers omitted. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Andres M. Cabel Jr.

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April 29, 2013
Andres M. “Kobie” Cabel Jr., 53, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Rosalina Bocok, stepfather Donald Bocok, companion Sandy McKendree and sister Beverly. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Papaikou, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Margaret Hilda Derasin Kahawai

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June 19, 2013
Margaret Hilda Derasin “Pumpkin” Kahawai, 51, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a former pantry chef at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and the former Hilo Lagoon Hotel, and cook at the former B & E 76 in Naalehu, died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Almarich Ebanez; daughters Shawnette Esperanza, Chalyssa M. Kahawai, Breeann and Brandy Ebanez, and Cheyenne Leffew; parents Bill and Ella Derasin; brother Michael Derasin; sisters Elizabeth Derasin and Sharlene Decoito; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Kauahaao Congregational Church, Waiohinu, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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WALTER MASAHARU KIMURA

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WALTER MASAHARU KIMURA Age 83, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away July 15, 2013 in Aiea. Born April 14, 1930 in Waipahu, HI. Retired from Edward Enterprises. He is survived by wife, Sueko Kimura; son, Robin M. (Lisa) Kimura; daughter, Jeri Y. Kimura; brother, Ronald (Judith) Kimura; sister, Betty (Roy) Yamaguchi; 3 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (August 3) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (August 6) at Mililani Memorial Park.

Patricia Lake

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July 16, 2013
Patricia Lake, 70, of Las Vegas, formerly of Waimanalo, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Camden, N.J. She is survived by sons Charles Lake and Michael McGann, daughters Nancy Welsh and Beverly Crum, sister Margaret Lambertson and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Roxanne Libres

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July 5, 2013
Roxanne Libres, 40, of Wailuku, a Bank of Hawaii assistant branch manager, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by mother Rose and sister Debi Clapper. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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James Limos

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July 18, 2013
James Limos, 60, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a cornfield laborer and an Air Force veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by brothers Paul, John and George; and sisters Maunalisa Limos, Prudence Anich and Marilyn Miller. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kaunakakai Baptist Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Maunaloa Cemetery. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Howard Kawehi Lono

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July 3, 2013
Howard Kawehi Lono, 78, of Honolulu and Seattle, a retired youth corrections officer and owner of Halau Hula O Lono, died in Washington. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Emily “Manuiki,” sons Rory and Rodrick, daughters Roxanne Lono-See and Rozlyn Lono, hanai sons Kalei Kahala and Kalae Aiko, hanai daughters Pikake Aroquiame and Noelani Keawe-Aiko, brothers Allen Butler and Anthony “Tony” Nahoi, sisters Annette Kalai and Jacqueline “Jackie” Lund, 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo Ward. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Gordon Francis Norris

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July 21, 2013
Gordon Francis Norris, 59, of Kahana, Maui, a self-employed painter, died at home. He was born in Sterling, Ill. He is survived by wife Robin; daughters Stacy and Shelley Dow, and Stephanie Sheveland; mother Drucilla; brothers Fred, Jamie and David; sisters Elaine Delfinado and Teresa Cerling; and three grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Scattering of ashes to follow at Lahaina Harbor. Celebration of life at Pioneer Inn to follow scattering of ashes. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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ARTHUR T. ONO

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ARTHUR T. ONO Age 64, of Honolulu, passed away, surrounded by his loved ones, on July 9, 2013. Arthur, the first born son of Walter Tsugutoshi and Betty Fusae Ono, was born in Honolulu on February 10, 1949. He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Erleen Ono; daughters, Adrienne (Gerald) Nashiro, Jennifer (Cleighton) Castillo; sons, Tyler (Charissa) Ono, Peter Ono; sisters, Geraldine Ono, Beverly Tatum; brother, Dexter Ono and 6 grand- children, Randy and Cade Castillo, Tiana and Amanda Ono, Skyler and Ashley Freitas. Private services were held.

EMMA KAMAKA PATACSIL

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EMMA KAMAKA PATACSIL Age 87, of Waianae, HI, passed away July 2, 2013 in Aiea. Born February 23, 1926 in Kahakuloa, Maui. She is survived by sons, Ralph Bautista, Emery Patacsil; daughters, Cynthia Baang, Linda S. (Elroy) Bragado, Deborah (Raymond Sr.) Kea, Laureen (Teddy) Glackin, Eileen Pall; 24 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 2 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (August 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Gwendolyn Rodrigues

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July 11, 2013
Gwendolyn Rodrigues, 87, of Honolulu, an employee at Sheraton hotels, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Verna Pacheco and Carol Stenholm. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Our Lady of Peace.

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Frederico Sagadraca

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July 20, 2013
Frederico Sagadraca, 82, of Wailuku, a Maui County Parks and Recreation Department employee, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by daughters Stephanie Chun, Robin Fukagawa, Shannon and Christina Sagadraca, and Chelsie Setzco; and 11 grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Lenore Lorelie Sanders

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July 21, 2013
Lenore Lorelie Sanders, 76, of Waianae died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Gary Buza, and Leslie, Lance and Kingsley Guillen; daughters Eileen Buza, Sharolyn Kight and Corliss Griep; brother Steven Baldomero; 16 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Janice Evelyn Shropshire

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July 23, 2013
Janice Evelyn Shropshire, 85, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired executive secretary at California State University-Northridge, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in New Hampshire. She is survived by son James N., daughter Meg Stouder-Betzen, sister Barbara Rose, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Scattering of ashes to be held at Pismo Beach, Calif. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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HARRY YOUNG HOON SOO

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HARRY YOUNG HOON SOO Our beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather passed away on July 18, 2013, at the age of 81. The eldest of 8 children, Harry always wore the mantle of responsibility. His serious demeanor hid a quirky sense of humor and a loving dedication to his family. An Iolani high school graduate, Harry received a Management Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was also a US Army veteran. He worked at Amfac for 33 years, starting as staff engineer in the sugar division and progressing to senior positions throughout the company. He started Amfac’s first plant nursery in Waipahu, and was appointed President of the Nursery Division in 1978. He then went on to work in diversified agriculture and retired from Amfac in 1990. Never one to remain idle, Harry then joined Hawaiian Host, Inc. as VP of Finance and Administration until 1996. In his retirement years, he continued to work hard at managing his family’s business affairs, satisfying his thirst for knowledge and technology, travelling, and taking care of his family. He is survived by wife Pearl Wong Soo; son Bradley (Diane) Soo; daughter Bethany (Wayne Jr.) Kouchi; sisters Jennie (Kenneth) Chow, Evelyn (Francis) Shiroma, Kathleen (Phillip) Ong; granddaughter Brianna, and granddog Sparky. Taoist funeral service at Nuuanu Memorial Park on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Manoa Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Benjamin Kauakea Poaha Sr.

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July 19, 2013
Benjamin Kauakea Poaha Sr., 79, of Waimanalo, a retired Oahu Transit Services bus operator, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yorletta; son Benjamin Jr.; daughters Bennetta Hernandez, Bernadene Tuiloma and Bettemae Poaha; brothers Elias, Leonard and Roger; sister Bernice Balderama; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Jiro Tanaka

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June 16, 2013
Jiro Tanaka, 92, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired electrical contractor and owner of the former Tanaka Electric, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo. He was born in Honohina, Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Miyoko and Mitsue. Private services.

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ANASTACIA “INA” DELA CRUZ TAYLAN

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ANASTACIA INA DELA CRUZ TAYLAN Age 105, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away June 24, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born December 23, 1907 in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by son, Sosimo D. (Shirly) Taylan; daughters, Teresa D. Topinio, Donatila T. (Eusebio) Balicao, Virginia T. (Bonifacio) Esteban, Florenda T. (Eliseo) Cristobal, Lucrecia T. Claro; sister, Maria D. Esteban; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (August 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (August 2) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (1403 A California Ave., Wahiawa); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

John Texeira

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July 22, 2013
John Texeira, 92, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired dispensary bus operator and truck driver at the former Puna Sugar Co. and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Keaau. He is survived by sons Michael J. and Alan E., daughter Sharon Chong, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Kathryn Kazuko Toyama

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June 23, 2013
Kathryn Kazuko Toyama, 76, of Pearl City died in Ewa. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Derek and Jody, daughter Kayleen Fukuhara and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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