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Richard S. Asato

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Oct. 8, 2013
Richard S. Asato, 53, of Kailua, an O’Reilly Auto Parts sales representative, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Augsburg, Germany. He is survived by brother Steven K. and sisters Cindy Ann H. Ponce and Arlene Matsumoto. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Dennis Benjamin Akuni Atai

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Oct. 9, 2013
Dennis Benjamin Akuni Atai, 72, of Honolulu, a trucking and freight company truck driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Rebecca; son Akuni; brothers Joe, Hillary and Myron; and sister Mina Ito. Private services.

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Trinidad Dana Banquel

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Oct. 12, 2013

Trinidad Dana “Trini” Banquel, 79, of Kapaa, formerly of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired nurse’s aide at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, died at home. She was born in Hanamaulu. She is survived by husband Lorencio “Larry”; sons Darrell, David, John, Terence and Alvin “Ali” Planas; daughters Clarissa Valdez and Karen Rita; stepsons Lorencio “Larry” Jr. and Lionel; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Inurnment to follow. Cas­ual attire.

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Manuel Carasi Bringas

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Oct. 8, 2013

Manuel Carasi “Boy” Bringas, 66, of Hono­lulu, a retired taxi driver for TheCAB and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Estrella M.; son Sean M.; daughters Dawn B. Falzarano and Nicole N. Bringas; brothers Gary C., Leopoldo C. Jr. and Paul C.; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Potenciana R. Castillo

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Sept. 26, 2013
Potenciana R. “Cioning” Castillo, 85, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Corazon, Benjamin, Jaime and Rueben Ramil; daughter Nely Tumbaga; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lucille Evelyn Cordeiro

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Oct. 11, 2013
Lucille Evelyn Cordeiro, 89, of Kaneohe, a private care home caregiver, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Stockton, Calif. She is survived by sons Ronal J. and Randal C., daughter Colleen R. Tibbetts and three grandchildren. Committal services: 10 a.m. Oct. 25 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Nestor Campos Duldulao

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Oct. 4, 2013
Nestor Campos Duldulao, 54, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by mother Simeone, brother Teofilo and sisters Segunda Duldulao and Petra Menor. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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MARTHA FRANCESCO

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10-18-13  MARTHA FRANCESCO IN MEMORIAMMARTHA FRANCESCO April 26, 1933 – October 18, 2012 We miss you and you’re always in our hearts. Until we meet again … Your loving `ohana … Rocky & John, Ron & Lara, Darlene, Desiree & Marshall, Kevin & Karen, Rose and your mo`opunas.

Harriet C. Gillentine

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Oct. 5, 2013
Harriet C. Gillentine, 88, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Oregon. She is survived by sons Virgil Moon, Dana Shelton and Daniel Girlington; daughters Carolyn Davidson and Maile Gillentine; brother Delbert Blanchard; sisters Wanda Burke and Retha Favor; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoshihiro Higa

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Sept. 12, 2013
Yoshihiro Higa, 90, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Toyoko; daughters Lori Kono, Yoshimi Taruzawa, Keiko Tanoue and Coreen Kodama; brothers Masa, Yoshiharu and Yoshikazu; sister Mieko Ota; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Ginette Marie Huddy

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Sept. 13, 2013
Ginette Marie Huddy, 63, of Honolulu, a former Red Robin restaurant manager in Silverdale, Wash., died at home. She was born in Montreal. She is survived by husband Moana and two sisters. Celebration of life at a later date.

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Jean Emiko Kameoka

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Oct. 2, 2013
Jean Emiko Kameoka, 89, of Mililani, a Barbers Point Federal Credit Union bookkeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Newton I., daughters Velma Kameoka and Lynn Petersen, sister Carol Furukawa, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Umeyo Katahira

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Sept. 26, 2013
Umeyo Katahira, 92, of Hilo, a retired Kamehameha Garments seamstress and a Sky Chef retiree, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Lawrence and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Francis Hiroshi Kawamoto

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Sept. 12, 2013

Francis Hiroshi “Frank” Kawamoto, 83, of Honolulu, a Realtor and owner of Kawamoto & Associates in Aurora, Colo., and a retired Air Force major, died in Hio­lani Care Center at Kahala Nui. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Ellen Shikuma. Private services.

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Keoni Kaleo‘okalani Keawemauhili

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Oct. 11, 2013
Keoni Kaleo‘okalani Keawemauhili, 26, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by parents John Jr. and Marie, brother Wendall Lucas and sisters Rose Kaneakua, Mahealani Soberano, and Ku‘uipo and Pi‘ilani Keawemauhili. Services: 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at Kaiaka Beach Park.

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Barbara Kim-Yamashita

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10-18-barbara-kim-yamashitaBARBARA KIM-YAMASHITA, TELEVI DIGEST HOSTESS Barbara Kim-Yamashita, hostess of the popular musical variety show “Televi Digest” from 1956-1965, died on September 30 from lymphoma cancer. She was 83 years old. Several decades before the Asian-American faces of Connie Chung and Ann Curry were national news broadcasters, Mrs. Kim-Yamashita using the stage name Barbara Lee hosted the Sunday evening show from 1956-1965. Although her life accomplishments in later years encompassed the fields of education, government and letters, most people remember Barbara as the articulate, elegantly-dressed television hostess who was a role model for all generations. Born September 21, 1930 in Wahiawa, Hawaii the daughter of Myung Wook and Soon Up Kim, Barbara Kim graduated from Leilehua High School and the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Education. In 1968, she received a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration with Honors from Stanford University. While at the University of Hawaii, Barbara was a class officer, served on the Student Body Council, was a member of the Varsity Debate Team and was selected the Korean Ka Palapala Beauty Queen. Mrs. Yamashita was an English and Speech Communication teacher with the Hawaii State Department of Education. She taught at Helemano Elementary School, Farrington High School and Leilehua High School and retired as an Administrator for the Department Of Education. Needing extra income for healthcare after her mother suffered a stroke, Barbara auditioned for and won the plum position of “Televi Digest” hostess. A natural and comfortable presence in front of the television cameras, Barbara’s graceful manner and excellent speaking ability drew many fans as she introduced varied talents like Martin Denny, Ed Kenney, Sterling Mossman, Danny Kaleikini, Art Linkletter and Sophie Tucker to island audiences. In 1961, Barbara was selected by the U.S. Army Pacific Command and Korean-American leaders to be the official Goodwill Ambassador to South Korea during the military Junta under the command of General Park Chung-Hee. She was spokesperson to 36 groups throughout South Korea in an effort to rebuild and revitalize the nation after the Korean War. Ever mindful of supporting her parents’ native country, Barbara is the largest donor to date for the building of a Korean Cultural Center in Hawaii that seeks to promote the history, tradition, customs, language, arts and foods of Korea to people of all races, including Korean-born residents outside of Korea. In 1973 after her mother’s passing, Barbara married Hiroshi Yamashita, a member of the Board of Education and a personnel officer with Oahu Sugar Company. After doctors suggested that Barbara’s health would be better served by moving to a region with drier climate and lower humidity, the Yamashitas moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1992 and spent many happy years there until Hiroshi’s passing in 2004. Mrs. Kim-Yamashita authored two books, Wahiawa Korean Christian Church History: 1919-1987 (1987) and a personal family memoir, Mama And Me…Words To Uplift, (2009). A perpetual scholarship for Education majors are presented annually in honor of Barbara Kim Yamashita Scholarship through the Bank Of Hawaii. The Dressmaker’s Daughter, a documentary film on Mrs. Kim-Yamashita’s life produced by David Lim in commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the arrival of the first Koreans in Hawaii, will be shown at the Hawaii International Film Festival from October 11-15.

Taeko Lenchanko

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Oct. 10, 2013
Taeko Lenchanko, 86, of Aiea, a retired dressmaker, died at home. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Alexander, son James, daughter Ann Briton, brother Terumi Yamamoto, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Donald Lopes

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Oct. 14, 2013
Donald Lopes, 75, of Kaneohe, a retired pipe welder and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carolyn S.; sons Donald A., Darryl, Derek and David; daughters Tracy Ching and Wendi Lopes; mother Mary V.; brothers Stanley, Dennis, Leonard and Edward; sisters Bernita Laminacak, Arlene Scheonfeld, Marie Histo and Violet Okudara; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Paul Shiro Matsushima

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Oct. 6, 2013
Paul Shiro Matsushima, 92, of Honolulu, retired owner and proprietor of Classic Cleaners, died in Manoa Senior Care, Kaimuki. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Brian G. and Evan K., daughters Paula M. Matsushima and Faye K. Watanabe, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Larry Kunio Miyazono

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10-18-567139--Larry-MiyazonoLARRY KUNIO MIYAZONO Age 93 of Honolulu. Retired Business Owner of State French Fry Inc. passed away on October 5, 2013. He was born in Mana, Waimea, Kauai. Survived by his son, Lawrence(Karen); daughter, Patricia Miyazono-Enomoto (Glenn); four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Elliott; sister, Jeanette Miyazono. Private services were held.

Leonard Billote Natividad

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Oct. 2, 2013
Leonard Billote Natividad, 78, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipe fitter, died in Waipahu. He was born in Mapandan, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonora A.; daughter Marievic Chong; brothers Rogelio, Floro and Domingo; and sisters Aurelia Jallorina and Consuelo Baradi. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Services: 10 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information published Tuesday.

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Eva Atsuko Nishimoto

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Sept. 27, 2013
Eva Atsuko Nishimoto, 80, of Lihue, an employee of Joni Hana and Sone’s Deli and Catering, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Brian K., sons Eric and David, daughter Karen Joto, sister Amy Yasuda and two grandchildren. Services held.

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Edward Lee Oakley

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Oct. 8, 2013
Edward Lee Oakley, 66, of Kailua-Kona, a former construction worker and a former Hilton Waikoloa bartender, died. He was born in Pittsburg, Calif. He is survived by sons Bryan and Scott, brother Michael, sisters Carolyn McKennan and Barbara Carr, and a grandchild. Friends may call Bryan at 443-1058 for service information.

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Elsie Shigeko Okuda

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Sept. 27, 2013
Elsie Shigeko Okuda, 96, of Honolulu, self-employed owner of Hayashi Lunchroom and a former Fujiya employee, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son George J., daughter Katherine Y. Kaneshiro, sisters Nora Sato and Marian Wakazuru, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Chayne Devanti Orscher

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Sept. 15, 2013
Chayne Devanti “Dondi” Orscher, 71, of Kaneohe, a professional golfer, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son William T.; brothers Rudolpho, Robert P. “Marciano,” Gregory “Stevie” and Edwin Miranda; and sisters Betty E. Batalona and Marvalee M. Garza. Family visitation and rosary: 8:30 a.m. and public visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Waikane. Eulogy and scripture services: 11 a.m.

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Chiyoko Nakamatsu Oshiro

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Sept. 28, 2013
Chiyoko Nakamatsu “Dorothy” Oshiro, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Donald K. and Clyde T., sister Haruko Katsuren, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Robert Kum Mung Pang

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Sept. 30, 2013
Robert Kum Mung Pang, 88, of Kailua, a retired Bernard C. Tom Real Estate Realtor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty K.; daughters Roberta P. Souza, and Bernadette M. and Noranne M. Pang; brother Dr. Richard K.S.; sisters Mildred M.Q. Chang and Bernice P. Tom; three grandchildren; and three-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Catherine T. Peiler

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Sept. 29, 2013
Catherine T. Peiler, 87, of Waialua died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Kawailoa. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Waialua. Casual attire. No flowers.

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George Layne Keoki Saffery

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Sept. 21, 2013
George Layne Keoki Saffery, 55, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Airlines ramp agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Isaac; daughters Samantha Pauso, Kelci Saffery and Jessie Uehara; father Norman “Buddy”; brothers Alan and Lyle; sisters Mikilani Sorman, Liane Thompson and Wanda Naki; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. today at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Leo Kanuiolomanaokalani Kalaaukahi Sr.

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Oct. 9, 2013
Leo Kanuiolomanaokalani Kalaaukahi Sr., 37, of Kapolei, a Frank Coluccio Construction welder, died in Aiea. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Keiki. son Leo Jr., daughter Keile, parents Dryden “Eddie” and Theresa, brothers Justin and Clayton, and sisters Catherine and Andrea Kalaaukahi, Zelei Vaka and Cynthia Gabato. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe First Ward, Waikalua Chapel. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences at woolseymortuary.com.

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