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Henry Enos Akau

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Sept. 17, 2013
Henry Enos Akau, 90, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Tribune-Herald printing foreman, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. He is survived by son Clifford W., daughter Carolyn A. Costa, 13 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 43 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Hilo. Casual attire.

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Jerome Douglas Arnold

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Sept. 16, 2013
Jerome Douglas “Wolf” Arnold, 55, of Upcountry Maui, a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in California. He is survived by daughter Elyssa Marie; brothers Mark, Tomas and Todd; and sisters Jacqueline Arnold and Stephanie Pszyk. Meeting: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Makawao Public Library courtyard. Private scattering of ashes. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers Inc. (khako.org), 670 Waiale Road, Wailuku, HI 96793; Disabled American Veterans; or to similar charities that benefit the needy and veterans. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Maria Bosque Bajet

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Sept. 14, 2013
Maria Bosque Bajet, 94, of Pearl City died in Waipahu. She was born in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Victor; sons Ruperto, Narceo and Max; daughters Remedios Pabo, Soledad Abella and Marivic Bajet; sisters Tomasa Sago and Primitiva Garcia; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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MARIA BOSQUE BAJET

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9-29 MARIA BOSQUE BAJETMARIA BOSQUE BAJET Age 94, of Pearl City, passed away September 14, 2013 in Waipahu. Born January 1, 1919 in Santa Ilocos Sur, P.I. Senior Companion with the Department of Health. She is survived by husband, Victor Bajet; sons, Ruperto (Imee) Bajet, Narceo (Christine) Bajet, Max Bajet; daughters, Remedios (Susano) Pabo, Soledad (Conrad) Abella, Marivic Bajet; sisters, Tomasa (David) Sago, Primitiva Garcia; 16 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday 10/3 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Friday 10/4 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N School Street, Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

THEODORE BERGOLD, SR.

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9-29 561115  Theodore BergoldTHEODORE BERGOLD, SR. Ted Bergold, 93, passed away on Aug. 12th. He was a retired Banker and an Army Veteran. He is survived by wife, Elsie; sons, Tim and Tom; daughters Bedda, Kathleen and Mary; brother, Fred Jr., along with 2 nephews, 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Monica, and son, Ted, Jr. Life Celebration will be held at the Elks Lodge #616 on Oct. 10th at 10:00 a.m., followed by scattering of ashes via canoe. Aloha attire.

Carl Wayne Colon

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Sept. 23, 2013
Carl Wayne Colon, 52, of Waianae, a security guard, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Winifred R.; brothers Hesus F. Jr., Keith J. and Donald J.; and sisters Darleen D. Cruz, Tonia T. Chong and Ann M. Colon. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m.

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PATRICIA C. COOK

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PATRICIA C. COOK One year in Heaven, one year you have been there. On October 1, 2012, I lost my beautiful wife to heart failure. I miss her every day, and I would like to thank everyone who has been so supportive during the past twelve emotionally difficult months. A celebration of life will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 11:00 am, at Schofield Cemetery, to honor my wife of 54 years. Flowers welcome. “Good-bye doesn’t mean you’re gone, so long as I still love you, your memory will live on”. I love you forever, Donald Cook, Sr.

Praxedes B. David

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Sept. 20, 2013
Praxedes B. David, 86, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in a foster care home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son OP, daughters Lulu Bautista and Redem Torres, sister Beatriz Salvador, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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WILLIAM THOMAS “TOM” FAGAN

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9-29 WILLIAM THOMAS (TOM) FAGANWILLIAM THOMAS (TOM) FAGAN JUNE 5, 1945 – SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 William Thomas “Tom” Fagan died in Del Mar, California on September 14. He was 68. Tom was born in Vermillion, Alberta, the oldest of the seven Fagan children. He was the son of Tom and Betty Fagan of East Lansing, Michigan. Tom was pre-deceased by his parents and his wife of 42 years Marilyn (Wierman) Fagan. He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Hughes (Mike), of Scottsdale, Arizona, and sons Brian (Shiraz), of Del Mar, California, and Tim (Yvonne), of Toluca Lake, California, and three grandsons Colin and Brady Fagan and Joe Hughes. He leaves behind his siblings Ann, Mary Ellen, Jim, Paul, John and Mike. An accomplished athlete, Tom played football, basketball and baseball at East Lansing High School for legendary coaches, Roy Kramer & Gus Ganakas. He was a graduate of Dartmouth College (1967) where he played football and rugby and was a member of the Phi Delta Alpha fraternity. He earned his law degree at the University of Michigan (1972) where he was also on the rugby team. While he was in the Army, he was assigned to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, where he learned to speak Russian. Tom was a partner in Widett, Widett, Slater & Goldman in Boston. While practicing in Boston, he was an Advisor to Harvard’s Trial Advocacy Workshop. In 1984 he moved his family to Honolulu and joined O’Connor Playdon & Guben, one of Hawaii’s oldest law firms. He was an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Hawaii Pacific University and a member of HPU’s International Studies Advisory Council. His Hawaii Pacific University students honored him last year: “You guided us on our journey and pointed us in the right direction. We laughed, we loved, we cried. Best of all we learned.” Tom served as President of the Dartmouth Club of Hawaii and was a member of the Exchange Club of Bishop Street. Tom was a very competitive athlete. He loved music, regularly attending live music performances. Most remember him as a raconteur with a quick wit, never one to mince words or shy away from a debate. Tom was an excellent lawyer, a revered academician and a scholar. But first and foremost, he was a loving and proud husband and father and a big brother in the truest sense. He was a great and loyal friend and a man who was loved and respected by so many. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any charitable contributions be made in Tom’s honor to the Boo Boo Memorial Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 308, East Lansing, MI 48826. Memorial celebrations are being planned for Honolulu this fall and in Charlevoix, Michigan next August.

Darrel Luke Genobia

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Sept. 19, 2013
Darrel Luke Genobia, 49, of Kula, Maui, a former employee at Rent-A-Jeep Maui and owner of DLG Backhoe Services, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Luke “Rukia” Hale and Jacob Genobia, daughter Tracey Manabe, parents Benedicto and Elizabeth, sisters Donna and Debbie, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Nancy Griffith

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Sept. 23, 2013
Nancy Griffith, 79, of Napoopoo, Hawaii, a sailor and coffee farmer, died in New York. She was born in Ithaca, N.Y. She is survived by son Robert T.; daughter Fiona; stepdaughters Maureen G. Rohwer, Marilyn G. Azevedo and Melouise G. Pfeffer; and a grandchild. Celebration of life to be held Nov. 2 in Napoopoo. Time and location to be announced.

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Kiyomi Katahara Hamada

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Sept. 19, 2013
Kiyomi Katahara “Kay” Hamada, 91, of Kahului, a retired Hawaii Department of Education cafeteria employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Brian. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary. com.

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John Juan Jason Hanog

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Sept. 20, 2013
John Juan Jason Hanog, 80, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired mechanic at the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., a bartender and Hawaii Security and Investigation security guard, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Barbara P.M.; daughters Jackie Pavao, Jasmine Okunami and Joyce Yafuso; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou, Hawaii. Mass: 10 am. Private urn committal services.

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CATALINA HIMALAYA

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CATALINA HIMALAYA Age 87, of Hilo, HI, passed away September 7, 2013 in Hilo. Born February 2, 1926 in Honomu, HI. A homemaker. She is survived by sons, Jerry A. (Daisy) Himalaya, Patrick Himalaya, Larry Himalaya, Pacifico (Renada) Himalaya, Jr.; daughters, Renita (Marcello) Delay, Loretta Gabalo; brothers, Antonio de la Cruz, Eugene de la Cruz, Thomas de la Cruz; sisters, Carol Wain, Janet Hasegawa, Linda Kiyotsuka; 27 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (October 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 9:30 a.m. Monday (October 7) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Bertha Kalahauole Huihui

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Sept. 12, 2013
Bertha Kalahauole Huihui, 86, of Waimanalo died in Waimanalo. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by son Joseph K.H. McCarthy; daughters Diana Tuazon and Jo K. Keohohou; brothers Edward Jr. and Charles H. Spencer, and Sonny Aarona; sisters Momi Kepelino and Nani Mariano; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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REBECCA “BECKY” KWAI HIN KAMP

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9-29 REBECCA KAMPREBECCA BECKY KWAI HIN KAMP Age 67, passed away September 13th in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by husband Leonard Kamp Jr, brother Philip Bing Sum Hung and sister Deborah Lee. Memorial service Monday, October 14th at Borthwick’s Vineyard Chapel. Visitation 9:30 – 10:30 Services to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Becky’s memory to: Catholic Charities Hawaii, 1822 Ke’eaumoku Street Honolulu, HI 96822

Lily Li-Hua Kong

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Sept. 10, 2013
Lily Li-Hua Kong, 67, of Honolulu, owner of Diamond International Realtor Co. and Diamond International Travel Co., died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Taiwan. She is survived by husband Ivan F.S.; and brothers Tony, Jerry and Jimmy Chang. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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LILY LI-HUA KONG

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LILY LI-HUA KONG Age 67, of Honolulu, passed away September 10, 2013 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born February 28, 1946 in Taiwan. Owner of Diamond International Realtor Co. and Diamond International Travel Co. She is survived by husband, Ivan F. S. Kong; brothers, Tony (Tina) Chang, Jerry (Shawna) Chang, Jimmy Chang. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday 10/3 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Sheridan Lee

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Sept. 19, 2013
Sheridan Lee, 95, of Lihue, a retired scientist, died at home. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Mary, son Riley, daughter Barbara Hill, brother Peter, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel, Koloa, Kauai.

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Marivic Daligcon Mariano

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Aug. 26, 2013
Marivic Daligcon “Mary” Mariano, 31, of Kekaha, Kauai, and Lacey, Wash., a preschool teacher at the Foundation Campus and Community Christian Academy Preschool, died at home in Lacey. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by parents Fernando and Gloria D.; brothers Ferdinand, James and Paul; and grandparent Victoria Daligcon. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Westside Christian Center. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.

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Jane F. Mew

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Sept. 8, 2013
Jane F. Mew, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Telcom finance office clerk, died in Hale Ho Aloha. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Charlotte Johnson and Laurie Higa; brothers Harry, David and Kenneth Noguchi; sisters Katherine Tanoue and Helen Shimoda; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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James Sadao Morisaki

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Sept. 15, 2013
James Sadao Morisaki, 69, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Airlines cargo agent, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Helen, sons Timothy and Casey, daughter Jamie, brothers Mike and Ramsay, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. today at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Kazuma Okumura

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Sept. 17, 2013
Kazuma Okumura, 105, of Makawao, Maui, owner and operator of Okumura Farms, died at home. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Howard, Stanley and Michael; daughters April Vendola and Amy Arakaki; sister June Costa; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary. com.

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ROBBIE RATH

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9-29 ROBBIE RATH #2ROBBIE RATH Robbie Rath (Robert H. Rath II) was a keiki o ke kai, who loved the ocean and made it his playground as well as his life’s work. Robbie was born and raised in Honolulu. He attended Punahou School and Menlo College, later graduating from University of Hawaii at Manoa with a degree in geography. From the age of 15, when his family built a beach home on the North Shore, Robbie’s passion was surfing. His favorite surf spots were Ala Moana Bowls, Chun’s and Laniakea. His surf name was “Old Man.” His wife, Ginger Waters, describes him as a “Soul surfer. He would say he wasn’t religious but the closest thing to religion for him was surfing. He said you can’t deny there is a God when you’re at one with a wave, with the mountains as your back drop.” Robbie went surfing on the last day of his life. Robbie was a decorated Vietnam War veteran with the 9th infantry Division of the U.S. Army. He was in a long range reconnaissance team in the communications division. He was an advisor to and fought proudly with the Queen’s Cobra Unit of Thai soldiers. He said he admired and respected them on and off the battlefield. Robbie received a Bronze Star for acts of heroism in a combat zone and a Purple Heart for being wounded in action. He also received a commendation from the Queen of Thailand. Pacific Resources Inc. hired Robbie to oversee operations. He traveled to Tonga, Fiji and Samoa for PRI to set up operations there. After the Exxon Valdez oil spill, he saw the future – that there would be a need for a team of experts to respond to oil spills. He was a founder of Hawaii’s Clean Islands Council, a consortium supported by the oil companies that partners with the national Marine Oil Spill Response Corporation and the Coast Guard. While working for Broken Hill Proprietary (BHP), Robbie gained international respect for his handling of the Iron Baron oil spill on Hebe Reef off Northern Tasmania. His environmental work was so lauded that the Australian government and BHP held a dinner in his honor, bringing both Robbie and his wife, Ginger Waters, to Melbourne to receive an award. Robbie became a consultant and formed his own team to provide oil spill response and mine safety training. His company was called RathResponse and he worked with experts from all over the world in such far flung countries as Colombia, England, Peru, Chile and Australia. Robbie and Ginger first fell in love as teens in 1963. They met again by happenstance 26 years later, in 1989, and married in 1991. Robbie is survived by his wife Ginger, his sisters Paula Rath and Roberta Cullen of Honolulu, three children: Tiare Rath of New York City, Heather Rath of Hilton Head, S.C. and Rob Rath of Hong Kong; and two grandsons: Gray Dimaria and Davis Hama. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, October 3, at 4 p.m. at the Elks – Honolulu Lodge No. 616, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. The family requests that donations be made to Palama Settlement, 810 N. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96817.

Sophie Revilla

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Sept. 22, 2013
Sophie Revilla, 83, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. She was born in Haina, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Frederico and Robert “Lucky,” daughters Rekita Cristobal and Dortine Bailado, 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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PETER SANSEVERO

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9-29 561987  Peter SanseveroPETER SANSEVERO Peter Sansevero, husband, father, brother, colleague and friend, dies at 80 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease, after living a life filled with love, success, and determination. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Maureen (Ahern), son Peter Sansevero Jr. and his wife Kim and their daughter Gina, and daughter Shannon, her husband Thatcher Davis and their three children Jardin, Latham, and Tristan, his sister Rose Renna, brother Louie Sansevero, step-brother Salvatore Serpe as well as 45 nieces and nephews. In 1969, he opened the first of four Merrill Lynch offices in the State of Hawaii and Guam. It was also the time were he fell in love with the Islands, a love that lasted a lifetime. He was an avid member of the Washington Athletic Club, Outrigger Canoe Club, The Pacific Club, Waialae Country Club, and Round Hill Country Club. He served with Aloha United Way, Junior Achievement, and The Boy Scouts of America, and on the Board of the San Francisco Symphony. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2039 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, on October 9, 2013 at 10am. A Memorial Reception will follow at Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Roundhill Road, Alamo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the East Bay. A link and additional info at www.traditioncare.com.

KELCI MARIE NANI MAKAMAE KEIKO SHIGETA

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9-29 KELCI SHIGETAKELCI MARIE NANI MAKAMAE KEIKO SHIGETA Kelci Marie Nani Makamae Keiko Shigeta, 4, of Kailua, passed away August 31, 2013 at Castle Medical Center due to complications from a mitochondrial disease. She was born on December 7, 2008 in Honolulu. She is survived by her loving parents Todd and Kelli, brothers Travis and Jansen, and sister Taylor, grandparents Cliford & Paula Nakaoka and Charles & Florence Shigeta. Visitation 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 5th, at St. Ann’s Church. Funeral services at 12:30 p.m. Burial at 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Edwin K. Tanaka

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Sept. 16, 2013
Edwin K. Tanaka, 78, of Honolulu, a retired FBI special agent and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Jane Y., daughters Laurel Tanaka-Regan and Elsie Kobata, brother Frederic, sister Shizuko “Nellie” Kawabe and a grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Colyn Cassidy Kamaile Tani

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Sept. 20, 2013
Colyn Cassidy Kamaile Tani, infant son of Casy and Brittany of Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He is also survived by brother Dylan T. Nava; sisters Shaelyn Gamit-Nava and Kaylie Castillo; grandparents Calvin and Linda Tani, Janie and Wil Lozano, Bert and Cheryl Gamit, and Rowena Hoang; and great-grandparents Artemio and Michelle Pidot, and Liberato and Felicidad Gamit. Visitation: 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Calvin Itsuharu Taoka

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Sept. 10, 2013
Calvin Itsuharu Taoka, 66, of Kihei, Maui, a retired elevator mechanic at Mitsubishi Elevator, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rachelle, sons Tracy and Truman, daughters Lori Taoka and Christie-Lee Tanaka, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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