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Margaret Yit Kwan Chang

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Feb. 12, 2014
Margaret Yit Kwan Chang, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in China. She is survived by son Clyde Jr., daughters Aileen Mirchandani and Tennye Cabrera, brother Bo Wo Yim, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Celerina David Eala

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Feb. 19, 2014
Celerina David “Cely” Eala, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Waikiki Village Hotel housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Miguel, Bulacan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Cresencio O. Sr., son Cresencio Jr. and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Maria Bueno Ganancial

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Feb. 9, 2014
Maria Bueno Ganancial, 87, of Honolulu, a laundry worker at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waia-lua. She is survived by son Premetivo; daughters Charlene Uyehara, Marlyn Muraoka, Marian Ganancial, Charmen Olkowski and Loreta Park; brothers Martin, Ben, Francis and Dennis Bueno; sister Alfreda Lapinid; 14 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Hazel E. Gonsalves

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2-28 605843 Hazel GonsalvesHAZEL E. GONSALVES July 22, 1922 – January 29, 2014 Hazel E. Gonsalves, age 91 of Honolulu, died peacefully on January 29, 2014 at her home, surrounded by family and comforted by her unwavering faith in God. Born July 22, 1922 in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was the daughter of the late Emilia Veriato and Manuel Antone. In 1944 she married the light of her life Clarence Gonsalves and enjoyed 56 years of marriage before his passing in 2000. Hazel enjoyed her garden and spent many hours tending to her roses and violets. Known to have a “green thumb”‘, she gave life to everything she planted. She was blessed with many close and enduring friendships throughout her life. Those who knew her will undoubtedly miss her loving and playful spirit. A devoted wife and mother she shared her life with three generations of offspring. She leaves precious memories with her surviving daughters Cheryl (Larry) Cook of Nevada City, Ca., Valerie (William) Kauhane of Honolulu, son Michael (Jasmine) Gonsalves of Honolulu, and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will live forever in our hearts. Her brother Clifford Antone of Oakland, Ca., and sister Dolores “Dee” Santoki of Mililani also survive Hazel. Private services were held and she rests in peace and love with her husband Clarence at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her as she prepared for her journey home. Donations in the name of Hazel E. Gonsalves may be made to Saint Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Rd., Honolulu, HI 96817.

Alice Fusae Hayashi

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2-28 605799-01-01 Alice HayashiALICE FUSAE HAYASHI 95, passed away peacefully on Feb. 11, 2014. Beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She will forever be remembered for her pure and generous heart; her quiet yet unwavering strength. Survived by husband, Tokuichi; son, Patrick (Lanette); daughter, Kathleen Salloum (Fares); daughter-in-law, Iris Seiki (wife of late son, Edwin); sisters, Shizuko Higa & Helen Miyamoto; brothers, Yusuke, Paul & Richard Arakaki; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Memorial service to be held Sat, March 8, 2014 at Aiea United Methodist Church. Visitation at 3pm. Service at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Aiea United Methodist Church.

John Kaui Kaleopaa Jr.

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Jan. 15, 2014
John Kaui Kaleopaa Jr., 64, of Waipahu, an Army specialist and a taxi driver, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Kalani, Richard and John; daughters Denise and Juanita; mother Elsie Gordon; brothers Calvin, James and Moses; sisters Diane, Laverne, Ida, Eva and Eko; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Sarah ann Iwalani Kahee

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Feb. 17, 2014
Sarah ann Iwalani Kahee, 49, of Hilo, a Hilo Hawaiian Hotel employee, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons John K. and Jake K. Iopa; daughters Tierry Roboman and Samantha Iopa; stepmother Rhonda; brothers George, Harry and Kihei; sister Aisha; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Shirley Ann Lee

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Feb. 3, 2014
Shirley Ann Lee, 77, of Las Vegas, a Blueberry Hill cashier, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wally Jr., Jason, Nathan and Eugene; daughters Trina and Denise; sisters Jennifer and Nona; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 22 at Bayview Golf Park, 45-285 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. For more information, call Jason Lee at 688-4578.

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Stuart A. Miyamoto

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Feb. 10, 2014
Stuart A. Miyamoto, 57, of Wahiawa, a city Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing motor vehicle inspector, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Tyler K.Y. and Riley K.A., daughter Jayme L.Y., father Rodney Sr., brothers Rodney Y. Jr. and Guy S., sisters April S. Cheverell and Sharlene Miyamoto, and former wife Patti Miyamoto-Asato. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Romualdo D. Montero

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Feb. 8, 2014
Romualdo D. Montero, 63, of Honolulu, a retired union painter, died in Las Vegas. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Ray and Ryan Montero, and Robert Ancheta; daughter Misty Montero-Ancheta; mother Purificacion D.; brothers Joe Rapanot, and Ernesto, Roger, Henry and Glenn Montero; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Church, 645 Puuhale Road, Kalihi. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Robert N. Okuno

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Jan. 26, 2014
Robert N. “Bobby” Okuno, 80, of Honolulu, a U.S. Postal Service retiree and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Corey, daughter Erin Takamine, sisters Ellen Kobashigawa and Teruko Yamada, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m.

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Naomi M. Sokei

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Feb. 23, 2014
Naomi M. Sokei, 67, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker and child care provider, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Garrett, son Shane, daughter Justine Hoffmann, brothers Hiroo and David Masuda, sister Gail Kodama, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Episcopal Church, Kapaa. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.

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Alfredo Valdez Bartolome Sr.

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Jan. 30, 2014
Alfredo Valdez Bartolome Sr., also known as “Fred” and “Pidong,” 81, of Waipahu, a Sheraton Waikiki Hotel retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Antipas T. “Paz”; sons James and Bernard; daughter Betty Peralta; brother Alex; sisters Evangeline Lagman, Maisy Pidong, Natividad Beltran, Veronica Pagurayan and Norma Laroya; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Clarence Francis Cordeiro Sr.

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Feb. 20, 2014
Clarence Francis Cordeiro Sr., 85, of Kahului, owner and dealer of Pukalani Chevron, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Hattie G.; son Alan; daughter Barbara Kahoohanohano; brother Vernon; sisters Marie Jardine, Louise Morreira and Martha Jean Tam Sing; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Entombment: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Charles S. Nakaima Sr.

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Jan. 13, 2014
Charles S. Nakaima Sr., 82, of Honolulu, a retired city bus driver, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alberta; sons Charles Jr. and Karl “Kai”; daughters Ronnette, Jarnelle and April Nakaima, and Alicia Rogan; brother Robert M.; sisters Nancy Takayesu, Frances Kellett, Hilda Kaneshiro and Judy Regalado; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jullie Stephenson

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Feb. 26, 2014
Jullie “Jewels” Stephenson, 51, of Honolulu, a bartender, will be remembered in services 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary by the Sea. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by sons Robert and Christopher, daughter Jennifer Feathers, father Donald Manke, mother Barbara J. Manke, brother Mark Johnson, sister Pamela Spadaro and six grandchildren. Scattering of ashes to follow services. Donations suggested to gofundme.com/6vfn00.

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Yin Kuan Su

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Feb. 24, 2014
Yin Kuan Su, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Guangzhou, China. She is survived by sons Wei Hong and Jin Zhi Zhou; daughters Lao King Ho, and Dan Fang and Run He Zhou; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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SANFORD TAKEHISA TAMANE

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SANFORD TAKEHISA TAMANE Age 60, of Mililani, HI, passed away December 20, 2013 in Honolulu. Born May 31, 1953 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by brothers, Wayne (Linda) Tamane, Ross (Florence) Tamane; 2 nieces & 2 nephews. Private services were held.

Sosimo Longboy Valencia

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Feb. 19, 2014
Sosimo Longboy Valencia, 84, of Honolulu, owner of S. Valencia Landscaping Service, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Carlina A.; sons Domingo and Ruben; daughters Zenaida V. Agsalda, Leonida Damo, Brigida V. Marcus, Florentina V. White, Martina Valencia-Blanco and Imelda B. Palafox; sister Visitacion Tagalicod; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. March 7 at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Arturo G. Villanueva

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Feb. 4, 2014
Arturo G. Villanueva, 92, of Waipahu, an Air Force veteran and a retired civil service electrician at U.S. Army Signal Depot in Sacramento, Calif., died in Honolulu. He was born in Vintar, Philippines. He is survived by brother Aurelio. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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