Leatrice Suney Yang

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Jan. 18, 2016
Leatrice Suney Yang, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Sears optical department office manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Charles C.H., daughter Linda Y. Dutcher, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Janet Sunae Yamamoto

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Jan. 31, 2016
Janet Sunae Yamamoto, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education elementary schoolteacher, died in Arcadia Health Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. Private services.

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Valarie Ann Robertson

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Feb. 4, 2016
Valarie Ann Robertson, 69, of Kailua-Kona died. She was born in California. She is survived by son Erik Bush, daughter Elaine Acol, brother Robert, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Wendell V. Prichett

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Aug. 28, 2015
Wendell V. Prichett, 60, of Honolulu, a taxicab driver, died in Care Center of Hawaii in Honolulu. He was born in Great Lakes, Ill. He is survived by brother Emanuel W. and sister Rio K. Martell. Scattering of ashes ceremony: 4 p.m. Feb. 13 aboard the Criterian boat, slip 786, Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor. Celebration of life to follow at Hawaii Yacht Club. Aloha attire. Flower lei welcome. Donations suggested to Aloha United Way.

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Shimeyo Nakagawa

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Feb. 6, 2016
Shimeyo Nakagawa, 91, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired Iolani Sportswear seamstress, died in Kauai Care Center in Waimea. She was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. She is survived by son Patrick; daughters Charlotte and Sandra Nakagawa, and Harriet Riffel; brothers Alex and Allan Oune; sisters Kazue Nakama and Margaret Oune; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at Kauai Soto Zenshuji. Casual attire.

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Margaret Namiko Morikawa

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Jan. 26, 2016
Margaret Namiko Morikawa, 95, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clifford and Steven, sisters Edna Hasegawa and Alice Sakai, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 18 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Alyce Au Loo

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Jan. 7, 2016
Alyce Au Loo, 98, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Earl and Carleton, daughter Carole, sister Evelyn Yee and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Kenji William Kunitomo

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Jan. 15, 2016
Kenji William Kunitomo, 87, of Honolulu, a retired air traffic controller and an Air Force veteran, died in Hale Nani Nursing Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Don, daughter Jana Tamashiro and a grandchild. Private services.

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Sueko Hokada Kimura

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Feb. 2, 2016
Sueko Hokada Kimura, 95, of Pearl City, a retired teacher, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Kongo, son Bruce, daughters Laraine Yasui and Christine Kimura, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Joseph Auana Kidder

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Feb. 4, 2016
Joseph Auana Kidder, 68, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died in Hale Ho’ola Hamakua Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Lehua Anderson and four grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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David Aine Thomas Ka’ahanui

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Feb. 1, 2016
David Aine Thomas Ka’ahanui, 29, of Honolulu, formerly of Wahiawa, a Hawaii Army National Guard chemical ops specialist and an American Piping & Boiler Co. millwright, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father David A., mother Kim M., brother Dallas and sisters Jennifer Grace, Crystal Tadio and Charmaine Ka’ahanui. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Donald F. Jensen

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Feb. 4, 2016
Donald F. “Don” Jensen, 73, of Hilo, a retired teacher at Roosevelt and Hilo high schools and Haili Christian School, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Julie M., daughter Hailialoha D. Hopkins and sister Diane Soulvie. Services to be held. For more information, email hilojensenfamily@gmail.com. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Terry Hanako Hamamoto

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Jan. 26, 2016
Terry Hanako Hamamoto, 86, of Honolulu, a retired state Identification Bureau supervisor, died in Honolulu. She was born in South Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Pamela Matsuda, Donna H. Teramae and Cheryl Hagio; sisters Betty Nagata and Doris Uehara; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:15 p.m. Feb. 17 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Celebration of life: 6:15 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Feb. 18 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lynda Ann Haller

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Feb. 6, 2016
Lynda Ann Haller, 73, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a retired registered nurse, died in Pohai Malama. She was born in California. She is survived by husband Cliff, son Jacky Better, daughter Vicky Amars, brothers John and Joey Schultz, sisters Debbie and Lois Schultz, and three grandchildren. No services. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Hatsume Fujihara

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Dec. 1, 2015
Hatsume Fujihara, 96, of Kailua, a retiree, died in Oceanside, Calif. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Gary, daughters Rise Kilian and Louris Hayashida, brother Chikao Higashi, 11 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Conrad Eichel

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Dec. 1, 2015

Conrad “Cricket” Eichel, 50, of Honolulu, an Air Force retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by parents Diane M. DiGioia and Norman Eichel, brothers Aaron and Jason, and sisters Jill Eichel and Tara DiGioia. Services: 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Additional information for an obituary published Dec. 10.

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Gurdeep Singh Bhatty

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Jan. 9, 2016
Gurdeep Singh Bhatty, 57, of Honolulu died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility in Kaneohe. He was born on Okinawa. He is survived by brother David and sisters Goody Torgersen and Kamla Koch. Private services.

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Norma Leialoha Akiu

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Dec. 31, 2015
Norma Leialoha Akiu, 72, of Honolulu, a Lunalilo Elementary School retiree, died. She was born on Maui. She is survived by brother Herbert, sister Minnie, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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DAVID “BABA” KAAHANUI

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$nameDAVID BABA KAAHANUI A truly pure heart, Baba would do anything to bring people together and make everyone laugh. He was an extraordinarily talented man who could do everything from tow surfing, dirt bike riding, welding, working on cars to MMA fighting. He loved to sing and play the ukulele and drums. It brought him so much joy to show people what Hawaii is all about and let them feel the power of Aloha. The last few years he served in the Army National Guard as a Chemical Ops Specialist and a Millwright for American Piping and Broiler Co. He was such a strong, loving, silly, brave, ambitious and kind man. Celebration of his life will be held Monday, January 15th, 9:30am at Mililani Mortuary. Military honors will be held on Wednesday, February 17th, 1pm at Punchbowl Cemetary.

MATILDA H. PLOUFFE

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MATILDA H. PLOUFFE Age 93, of Wahiawa, HI passed away January 17, 2016 in Wahiawa. Born January 25, 1922 in Castner Village, Schofield, HI. She was a member of the Rainbow Club, Wahiawa and Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Wahiawa. She is survived by sons, Raynald "Ray" (Linda) Plouffe, Leon "Bill" (Sarah) Plouffe, Roger Plouffe; daughter, Christine (Larry) Gauldarama; sisters, Marian Montalbo, Geri Montalbo; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grand- children; 12 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (Feb 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Casual and Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

BENJAMIN MADAMBA MADAMBA

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BENJAMIN MADAMBA MADAMBA Age 89, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 4, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born February 2, 1926 in Baccara, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Consolacion Madamba; sons, Ernesto (Merlita) Madamba, Melanio (Christina) Madamba, Danny (Jenny) Madamba; daughters, Virginia (Gaudencio) Gamez, Luisa (Eguadro) Se, Linda (Ronelo) Catajan; 21 grand- children; 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; prayer service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Feb 17) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park.

LARRY MASAMI TOJO

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LARRY MASAMI TOJO Age 96, of Waialua, HI, passed away January 8, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born February 6, 1919 in Waialua, HI. He was a retired field supervisor for Waialua Sugar Co. He is survived by son, Robert K. (Estrellia) Tojo; brother, Mitsuro (Alma) Tojo; sisters, Dorothy Ito, Betty (Masao) Okouchi, Sumiko Hanashiro; grandson, Brandon Tojo. Private services held.

Steven M. Uyehara

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STEVEN M. UYEHARA Steven M. Uyehara, 83, passed away on January 26, 2016 at his home in Kalaheo, Hawai'i. Steve was born in Kahului, Maui on March 18, 1932. He graduated from Baldwin High School, served in the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division Signal Corps Photo Section in the Korean War, graduated from Northrop Institute of Technology with an Aeronautical Engineering degree, and retired from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands as Aerial Targets Manager. Steve enjoyed his work and work colleagues and retired only a few years prior to his passing. He also loved to spend time with his friends and family. Steve is survived by wife Gladys, children Scot, Pamela, and Kimberly Uyehara, brother Alan Uyehara and wife Sylvia and sister Jane Yoshimura and husband Lester and their children and grandchildren, and hanai family Richard, Kathie, and grand- daughter Jackie Taylor. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Kaua'i Hospice, 4457 Pahe'e Street, Lihue, HI, 96766 or The Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i, 923 Nu'uanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96817 in memory of Steven M. Uyehara.

JUAN P. ARCENA

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JUAN P. ARCENA Age 80, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 14, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born April 26, 1935 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He was a retired grounds superintendent at the Waikiki Sheraton Hotel. He is survived by wife, Juanita Arcena; sons, Fernando Arcena, Jaime (Paula) Arcena, Alfred Arcena, Ronald Arcena; daughter, Angie (Jim) Graf; 5 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (Feb. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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