Blaine Punahele Tannehill

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

April 29, 2015
Blaine Punahele “Bo” Tannehill, 62, of Kailua, a woodworker, died in Kailua. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Punahele K., brothers Doss and James, sister Signa and three grandchildren. Services pending. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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George Senichi Takahashi

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

May 7, 2015
George Senichi Takahashi, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Tongg Publishing Co. pressman and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tsugiko, son Jason S. and brother Shoichi. Private services.

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Sheara Mariko Takabayashi

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

May 8, 2015
Sheara Mariko Takabayashi, 28, of Honolulu, a Hollister overnight stocker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Roy Y., mother Arlyn K., brother James J. and grandparent Mildred Yoshimura. No services.

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Joleen Haunani Phillips

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

May 8, 2015
Joleen Haunani Phillips, 60, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ricky; sons Ricky, Eddie and Marice; daughters Kathleen Phillips-Parker and Charleen Phillips; brothers William and Ozzy Naweli; sisters Eveleen Tasaki, Bayleen Liu and Nicole Salcedo; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Michael D. Pawai

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

May 19, 2015
Michael D. “Mikey” Pawai, 53, of Waianae, an automobile mechanic, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Roberta E. Wichman, mother Mary, brother John and sister Geraldine Kaeo. Private services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Ellen Y. Nakamoto

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

April 7, 2015
Ellen Y. Nakamoto, 81, of Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert M., sons Wesley M. and Wade S., daughters Marlene Y. Johnson and Collene Y. Prorok, brothers James and Melvyn Iwaki, sisters Jane Tokumoto and Rachel Kida, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Dortha Richards Krist

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

Nov. 14, 2014
Dortha Richards Krist, 95, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a home economist, teacher and homemaker, died at home. She was born in Salem, Ore. She is survived by sons Will Flavelle and Vern Krist, daughter Debra Filippini, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date in Oregon.

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Misayo Kikuchi

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

May 8, 2015
Misayo Kikuchi, also known as “Florence” and “Panja,” 99, of Honolulu, a retired caterer and owner of a catering business, died at home. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by son Gary K. and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Thomas Robert Kaleiopu

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

May 13, 2015
Thomas Robert Kaleiopu, 43, of Waimanalo, a laborer, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Maverick, Braedon, Ryan Jr., Kila, Rysten and Ryden; daughters Ashlen, Miranda and Aiana; parents Michael S. and Naomi; brothers Michael, Daniel, Eric and Ryan Kaleiopu, and Alfred Ehia; and sisters Mary, Renee and Marcella Kaleiopu, and Angela Quitevis. Services to be held a later date. Contact family for information.

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Tokio Itano

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

April 20, 2015
Tokio “Toki” Itano, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Economy Plumbing plumber and retired DSA Engineering mechanical designer, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Rory T. and Darrel T., sisters Takako Sueda and Makie Miyake, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Masatoshi Higa

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

May 12, 2015
Masatoshi Higa, 84, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service postal carrier and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Ann Yaeko, daughter Lori Ann N. and sister Lorraine S. Teruya. Private services.

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Francis F. Fiesta

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

May 2, 2015
Francis F. Fiesta, 60, of Ewa Beach, a retired state Department of Public Safety maintenance employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Edith, sons Francis Christopher and Michael Jay, daughter Jonelle Joy Cho and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Pearl City. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Virginia Ann Donahue

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

May 16, 2015
Virginia Ann Donahue, 85, of Kailua died in a nursing home. She was born in Ohio. She is survived by sons Robert K. and Andrew B., sister Norma Abbott, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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RAYMOND MERRILL DEHAY

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -
$nameRAYMOND MERRILL DEHAY Raymond Merrill deHay, 93, of Kailua, Hawaii, died peacefully in his sleep on April 18, 2015. He lived in Hawaii since age 6 and graduated from Iolani School. He was a physician in Kailua for over 50 years and has donated his body to UH's John A. Burns School of Medicine to assist medical students in their learning. In addition to his work, he loved running, contract bridge, wine and stamp collecting. He is survived by children Charlotte (Donald) Clausen, Lawrence deHay, Roger (Kathy) deHay and Cynthia deHay and by stepchildren Robert (Marlene) Gertz and Patricia (Melvyn) Akiyama. He has four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His memorial will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua on Saturday, July 25, at 11 am. Casual or aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, a donation to IHS's Peanut Butter Ministry is welcomed.

Kelley Martinee Ching

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

May 15, 2015
Kelley Martinee Ching, 54, of Kailua-Kona, a massage therapist and owner of The Balanced Body, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Norfolk, Va. She is survived by husband Michael Chang, mother Dorothy Johnson and hanai sister Christine Lindsey. Private services.

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James Arthur Bushong

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

May 14, 2015
James Arthur Bushong, 84, of Waikiki, a retired naval architect engineer, died. He was born in Baltimore. He is survived by wife Elvira “Vera”; sons Gregory L., Greg, Allan, Michael, David and James Jr.; daughters Yvonne, Diane and Priscilla; and numerous grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Heart Association.

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Francesca Yuriko Bijelic

Published On May 22nd, 2015 -

May 12, 2015
Francesca Yuriko Bijelic, 40, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Henri and mother Kimiko Matsubara. No services. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society.

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