George Sunao Yoshida

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Aug. 18, 2015
George Sunao Yoshida, 70, of Honolulu, a retired paint estimator, died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Leona, daughters Heather and Laura, brothers Roy Amano and Larry Yoshida, sister Lucille Mitsui and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No monetary offerings. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Talaitupu Aitu Wells

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Aug. 16, 2015
Talaitupu Aitu “Suzie” Wells, 63, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by son Mark Aitu; daughters Ma’anaima Corpuz, Fina Hilongo and Annette Glover; sisters Ana Pita-Aitu and Annette Joseph-Aitu; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Aldo Ugo Trani

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Aug. 8, 2015
Aldo Ugo Trani, 88, of Waianae, a retired Army staff sergeant major, died in Waianae. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Alice, daughter Elisa Candelario, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Nancy Chieko Tokunaga

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Aug. 14, 2015
Nancy Chieko Tokunaga, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Japan. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

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Barbara A. Suber

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Aug. 22, 2015
Barbara A. Suber, 75, of Mililani died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Washington, D.C. She is survived by sons Michael, Preston, Bobby and Tupac; daughter Barbara; brother William A. Magruder; sisters Mary C. Magruder and Joan E. Ward-Peace; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Rosaline Ualani Smith

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July 8, 2015
Rosaline Ualani Smith, also known as “Pepea” and “Rose,” 77, of Waianae, a retired barber, died in Ewa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons George E. Jr. and Karl Kalilikane, daughters Sue Lun Chronister and Terri Barrera, brother Manuel Smith, sister Naomi Corjasso, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Betty Yayoko Sato

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July 27, 2015
Betty Yayoko Sato, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center employee, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by a nephew, three nieces and caregiver Ofelia Simpliciano. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Yoshito Sakai

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Aug. 24, 2015
Yoshito “Jerry” Sakai, 89, of Honolulu, a retired civilian supply officer at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Shelley Kaya and Norma Ebisu, brothers Uichi and Harold M., five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers or gifts. Condolences: yoshito.jerry.sakai@gmail.com. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Marienita Catu Pastor

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Aug. 26, 2015
Marienita Catu Pastor, 49, of Kailua died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Randal Akiona Jr.; daughter Karleigh Akiona; mother Amelia; brothers Randal Akiona, Lyle Valdez and Blackie Kala; and sisters Grace Pastor-Agbayani, Gloria Pastor-Tucker, Peggy Samoata and Sheri Komatsu. Celebration of life: noon Sunday at Kailua Beach pavilion. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Ernest Yoo Fook Liu

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Aug. 5, 2015
Ernest Yoo Fook “Ernie” Liu, 91, of Pearl City, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiree and an Army veteran, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son James, daughters Deanna Lee and Nellene Ebata, brothers Ben and Clarence, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ben T.Y. Leung

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Aug. 6, 2015
Dr. Ben T.Y. Leung, 79, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Diana and son Patrick. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m.

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Grace Darlene Kelly

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Aug. 19, 2015
Grace Darlene Kelly, 76, of Kapolei died in Kapolei. She was born in Cleveland. She is survived by daughter Kelli Soileau. No services.

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Shizuko Hirako

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Aug. 11, 2015
Shizuko “Margaret” Hirako, 91, of Waimea, Hawaii, co-founder of Hirako Farms Inc., died at home. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Roger, Jeffrey and Norman; daughter Sharon; sister Ethel T. Okamoto; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice.

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Suzanne Roberta Faulkner

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Aug. 12, 2015
Suzanne Roberta “Suzy” Faulkner, 63, of Hilo, a retired Business School teacher at Hawaii Community College-Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pasadena, Calif. She is survived by sisters Verenna L. and Bonnie L. Private services.

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Albert John DeMotta Sr.

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Aug. 27, 2015
Albert John DeMotta Sr., 81, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retiree from the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. in Pepeekeo and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mary R. Rios; sons Nelson and Sheldon DeMotta, and Tommy Anduha; daughters Lena Carver, Eileen Rodrigues, Terry Valenciano, Stacie Anduha and Shaylyn DeMotta; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services and celebration of life: 7 p.m.

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Betty M. Correa

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Aug. 31, 2015
Betty M. Correa, 83, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired state Department of Education cafeteria worker, died in Hale Kapuna Heritage Home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Robin, daughter Teresa Christmas, brothers Ernest “Les” and August Ventura, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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LILLIAN KEALAOKAIPO GILMAN

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LILLIAN KEALAOKAIPO GILMAN Age 99, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away August 5, 2015 in Kapolei, HI. Born April 2, 1916 in Waialua, Oahu, HI. Retired office clerk for the U.S. Government. She is survived by brother, Douglas Neddles Gilman, Sr.; sister, Edna (James) Stewart. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (Sept. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

EDWARD K. YOUNG

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EDWARD K. YOUNG Edward K Young, 58, passed away peacefully at home in Lacey, WA on August 14, 2015. He worked for the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island, WA at the Secure Community Transition Facility. Born in Honolulu, HI, he was a graduate of Iolani School and the University of Hawaii, and for many years resided in Waimea on the Big Island. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; son, Ryan; daughter, Kelsey; sisters, Pamela Westenhaver and Linda; and brother, Steven. A Celebration of Life service will be held in Honolulu at a later date. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Providence Sound Home Care and Hospice.

JAWN POIRIER RANNEY

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$nameJAWN POIRIER RANNEY Jawn Poirier Ranney, 95, of Honolulu, inimitable and extraordinary, passed away on July 29, 2015. Originally from Hibbing, MN, Jawn earned her BA degree from the College of St. Scholastica and did graduate work at the Catholic University of America. She was a loving wife and mother of five. Jawn worked at Sears Sales for 18 years and was a Eucharistic Minister for the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu. Predeceased by husband Donald Ranney and daughter Bernadette Ranney, she is survived by her children, Joan Riebli, Donald Ranney, Celestine Ranney-Howes, and Francis Ranney, 12 grand- children and 14 great-grand- children. Memorial service to be held Saturday, September 5th at Hawaiian Memorial Park Chapel, Kaneohe. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. Service at 10 a.m. with reception to follow.

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