Michiye Yoshimura

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June 9, 2016
Michiye Yoshimura, 90, of Honolulu, a City and County of Honolulu retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice East. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael T. and Edward I., daughter Ann S. and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Walter Masamichi Yamashita

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June 27, 2016
Walter Masamichi Yamashita, 84, of Wahiawa, a retired cook for the former Kuilima Hotel, died in Kapolei. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by son Ward K., daughter Gaye L. Allan, brother Roy and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Roberta Beck Wong

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June 6, 2016
Roberta Beck “Buddie” Wong, 76, of Hilo, an employee in the tourist industry, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Derek, Kaha, Kalae, Kalani and Zerek; daughters Taryn-Kealani W. Iokepa and Tyra-Kahala Wong; sister Carolyn B. Won; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Katsushige Watanabe

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July 7, 2016
Katsushige Watanabe, 85, of Honolulu, a retired electrician for Tri Electric, died. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Jean; son Keith; daughters Kris and Kelly; sisters Tsunako Tanigawa, Ayako Honma and Hisako Watanabe; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Sandra Dolores Santos

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July 7, 2016
Sandra Dolores “Sandy” Santos, 57, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Matthew “Mickey” Medina; son Johnathan Riveira; daughters Tion Reiner, Georgia Ann Santos and Tiara Medina-Santos; mother Jeanette Cortez; brothers Patrick, Brian, Clifford and Travis Santos, and Starsky Cortez; sisters Darlene and Shana Santos, and Lacina Pagan; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Kenneth Kalani Russell

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July 17, 2016
Robert Kenneth Kalani “Bob” Russell, 59, of Kailua-Kona, a real estate agent for MacArthur Sotheby International Realty, a charter boat captain and fisherman, and Hawaiian cultural advocate, died at home. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. He is survived by wife Angelese, daughters Audrey and Tiffany, brothers Michael and Daniel Varney, and sisters Linda Matney, Mari Jo Russell and Shirley Kutara. Private services.

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Vernon Ray Reiger Jr.

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June 11, 2016
Vernon Ray Reiger Jr., 60, of Honolulu, a laborer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by spouse Lovely; sons Vernon Jr., Kellii, Ethan and Tevin; daughters Raelana Reiger and Wailana Ulukita; parents Eleanor and Vernon; brothers Richard Reiger and Scott Namuo; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. July 30 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Umeno Onishi

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May 7, 2016
Umeno Onishi, 100, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Narae Ogata

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June 21, 2016
Narae Ogata, 87, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Sumatra, Indonesia. She is survived by husband Thomas N. “Tom,” son Curtis S., daughter Noreen Y. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Eleanor Natsuko Nonaka

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July 13, 2016
Eleanor Natsuko Nonaka, 86, of Honolulu, a retiree from the California Department of Social Services, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived sisters Helen H. Suzuki and Evelyn M. McKeon. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. July 28 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

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Ellen Kimiko Nishida

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June 2, 2016
Ellen Kimiko Nishida, 99, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for the state Department of Accounting and General Services, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ross Y. Private services.

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Lawrence Manuel Kahealani Lucero

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June 26, 2016
Lawrence Manuel Kahealani Lucero, 35, of Waianae, a DLT ranch manager, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Airleen; father James; brothers Vincent, Joshua, Caleb and Johnathan; hanai brothers Jorden Robello, Sean Boy Avilla, Jacob Kaiu and Jose and Juan Lozada; hanai sisters Chandra Lozada and Jonnalyn Robello; and grandparents Emma Hoohuli and Frank and Gloria Woolsey. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 30 at Ballard Family Moanalua Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Emmaline Liftee Lei’a

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July 3, 2016
Emmaline Liftee Lei’a, 65, of Papakolea died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jacob Parks, Joshua Liftee and Abraham Kahalahoe; daughters Lawie and Willene Liftee, Helena Pawai and Emmaline Ah Key; brother Samuel Liftee IV; sisters Cecelia Gomes, Helen Emosi, Samnette Parks and Roxanne, Adeline and Jackie Liftee; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 29 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Edith Hideko Komatsu

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June 28, 2016
Edith Hideko Komatsu, 81, of Honolulu, a retired secretary at Jarrett Intermediate School, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by spouse Shoichi; daughters Calla Oda, Dallas Wheeler and Shanna Umakoshi; sisters Jane Segawa, Audrey Fujimoto and Judith Kunishige; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. July 30 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Gary M. Kiyabu

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July 2, 2016
Gary M. Kiyabu, 65, of Honolulu, owner of Chikara Landscaping, died in Straub Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Suzanne M., son Shaun M., daughter Kelly A., brothers Richard and Steven, sisters Doreen Motooka and Robin Ebia-Kiyabu, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Clarence Hiroshi Kamita

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June 4, 2016
Clarence Hiroshi Kamita, 88, of Honolulu, a Foremost Dairies retiree, died in a private care home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dolly, son Rickie, daughter Daryl Chow, brother Robert T. Kamita and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Emmett Wayne Hutchins

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June 27, 2016
Emmett Wayne Hutchins, 81, of Kauai, a senior faculty member and director for the Guild for Structural Integration, died at home. He was born in Newberg, Ore. He is survived by lifelong partner Wayne Hackett. Celebration of life to be held July 31 at Emmett’s home.

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Melvyn Toshimi Hayashida

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July 10, 2016
Melvyn Toshimi Hayashida, 63, of Kailua-Kona, a bartender at Sam’s Hideaway, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Karen; daughters Jo-Anne, Koren and Trisha; sister Lynne Sasaki; brother Lorrin; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. July 30 at Kona Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Michie Fukuda

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June 23, 2016
Michie Fukuda, 93, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Walter A., daughter Mitzie M., brother Tsumu Masuda, sisters Nora Fukuyama and Helen Yonashiro, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 29 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a. m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Louis James DeRego Jr.

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July 16, 2016
Louis James “Red” DeRego Jr., 73, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died. He was born in Paahau, Hawaii. He is survived by son Dason; daughters Shaurin Gonsalves, Tammie Birch and Kelsie DeRego; sister Wendy l. Pomeroy; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Walden James Dang

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June 28, 2016
Walden James Dang, 61, of Honolulu, a handyman and a former Kapalua Bay Resort bartender, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Joshua, brother Michael, sister Pamela Peterson and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Lillian Tom Chou

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June 11, 2016
Lillian Tom Chou, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Palolo Elementary School teacher and a Baha’i Faith Sunday school teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband James C.S., son Gregory, daughter Gloria “Xiao Ju” Yang,” three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. July 30 at the Baha’i National Center, Honolulu. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Aiko Arakawa

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June 26, 2016
Aiko Arakawa, 93, of Kailua, a retired clerk for the Army Corps of Engineers, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in Honomu, South Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Hideo, son Clyde S., sister Itsuko Tokumaru and a grandchild. Private services.

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Rickey Isao Teruya

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June 6, 2016
Rickey Isao Teruya, 68, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and a retired manager for Verizon, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kevin, daughters Jennifer Espiritu and Lianne Higa, sisters Lynette Lee and Marjorie Sheehan, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Harold Isamu Sogi

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June 30, 2016
Harold Isamu Sogi, 95, of Hilo, a retired heavy equipment mechanic for the Operating Engineers Local 3 and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Hospice of Hilo-Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ethel, son Kenneth, daughter Sterna Boyd, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Maximo Lamoya

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June 3, 2016
Maximo Lamoya, 89, of Mililani, an Air Force veteran and an American Greetings warehouse worker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Darrell J. and Derek J.; daughters Regina Hirohama, Roberta B. Jimenez and Rosella Z. Nakamura; brothers Edward L. Lamoya, Roy Gorion and Domingo Baroro Jr.; sisters Dorothy Standard and Mary Villaflor; 21 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. July 31 at Aiea Hongwanji Mission Hall. Services: 6 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: ballard familymoanaluamortuary.com.

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David James Foulks

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July 16, 2016
David James Foulks, 72, of Kapolei, a retiree and an Army veteran, died on Oahu. He was born in Fullerton, Calif. He is survived by wife Janie D., sons James C. Foulks and Patrick A. Marksbury, daughters Sharon L. Makini and Tame J. Ramirez, sister Mary S. Felix, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii at 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817; and the American Cancer Society.

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John Andrew Farley Sr.

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June 29, 2016
John Andrew “Pops” Farley Sr., 92, of Kaneohe, a retired Army National Guard first sergeant, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Lori Ann N. Farley Tanuvasa, sister Charlotte Rodenhurst, six grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. July 28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual/aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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JAMES BENJAMIN RESPICIO a.k.a. JIM, JIMMY, JACK, UNCLE “D”

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$nameJAMES BENJAMIN RESPICIO a.k.a. JIM, JIMMY, JACK, UNCLE D Age 79, of Makakilo, HI, passed away May 16, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Born March 4, 1937 in Ewa, HI. Graduated from Waipahu High School, Class of 1955. Retired from the State of Hawai'i, Dept. of Agriculture and retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard. He is survived by daughters, Jaclyn (Steven) Wills, Jade (Donald) Curtis, Jeana (David) Kaio; brothers, Artemio (Remy) Respicio, Cornelio Respicio, Bruno (Leona) Respicio; sister, Catherine Cabudol; 6 grand- children, 5 great-grandchildren; fiance, Novelita Betty Domdom & family. On June 6th he was laid to rest at the Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, CA with full military honors. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel in Waipio, O'ahu, Hawai'i. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

JAMES BENJAMIN RESPICIO a.k.a. JIM, JIMMY, JACK, UNCLE “D”

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$nameJAMES BENJAMIN RESPICIO a.k.a. JIM, JIMMY, JACK, UNCLE D Age 79, of Makakilo, HI, passed away May 16, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Born March 4, 1937 in Ewa, HI. Graduated from Waipahu High School, Class of 1955. Retired from the State of Hawai'i, Dept. of Agriculture and retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard. He is survived by daughters, Jaclyn (Steven) Wills, Jade (Donald) Curtis, Jeana (David) Kaio; brothers, Artemio (Remy) Respicio, Cornelio Respicio, Bruno (Leona) Respicio; sister, Catherine Cabudol; 6 grand- children, 5 great-grandchildren; fiance, Novelita Betty Domdom & family. On June 6th he was laid to rest at the Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, CA with full military honors. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel in Waipio, O'ahu, Hawai'i. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran