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Haruo Takasaki

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

91, of Umauma, HI, died in Umauma, HI on April 3, 2018. He was born in Ninole, HI. Private Services Held.
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Kevin M. Carey

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

62, of Hilo, died in Hilo on April 11, 2018. He was born in California.
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Cheyenne “George” Mane

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

52, of Pearl City, HI, died in Aiea on April 2, 2018. He was born in Vaitogi, American Samoa. Visitation: 9:00 a.m. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Honolulu. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Kelly Kaleohano Kalili

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

50, of Waianae, died in Waianae on March 30, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 8:30am Services: 9:30am on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor.
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Charles “Charlie” Ray Garringer

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

83, of Kapolei, HI, died in Ewa Beach on February 26, 2018. He was born in Leesburg, Ohio. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. Services: 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
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David Albert Katz

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

95, of Sacramento CA, died in Sacramento CA on April 8, 2018. He was born in Czechoslovakia. Burial: 12:30 pm on Monday, April 30 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
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Shigeo Higa

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

92, of Waipahu, HI, died in Waipahu on February 20, 2018. He was born in Paia, Maui, HI. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Services: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 at Mililani Memorial Park.
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George Stein

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

66, of Firestone, Colorado, died in Firestone, Colorado on September 29, 2012. He was born in Fortwayne, Indiana. Visitation: 9:00 am Services: 9:30 am on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Inurnment: 10:45 am at Nuuanu Memorial Park.
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Bernadette Arce “Takeuchi”

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

63, of Pearl City, HI, died in Aiea on March 27, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Services: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel.
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Gladys Stein

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

92, of Frederick, Colorado, died in Longmonte, Colorado on June 21, 2017. She was born in Kaimuki, Hawaii. Visitation: 9:00 am Services: 9:30 am on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Inurnment: 10:45 am at Nuuanu Memorial Park.
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Rockwell “Rocky” Gonzaga Yadao

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

56, of Wahiawa, HI, died in Wahiawa on February 19, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel.
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Tiafau Aaitalaluma Austin Tuitele Faletufuga-Asiata

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

65, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on March 26, 2018. He was born in Pavaia'i American Samoa. Visitation: 9 a.m. Services: 10 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Pacific Islanders United Methodist Church. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veteran Cemetery.
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Wayne D. Uglum

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

66, of Keaau, HI, died in Hilo, HI on April 10, 2018. He was born in Iowa. Private Services Held
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Kevin B. Poligratis

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

51, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on March 27, 2018. He was born in Hilo. Visitation: 10:30 AM Services: 11:30 AM on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel.
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Johnette K. Keawehawaii

Posted On April 23rd, 2018 -

67, of Kaneohe, died in Honolulu on March 22, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 AM Services: 10:30 AM on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel.
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MINNIE KOSASA

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

MINNIE KOSASAMinnie Kosasa, Co-Founder of ABC Stores, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2018 at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney. Mrs. Kosasa and husband, Sidney, opened their fi rst drug store in Kaimuki in December 1949. They continued to expand the drug store business and by 1963 had 7 stores. While traveling to Miami for a convention in 1964, they had a vision of Waikiki's future. The fi rst ABC Store was opened on Kalakaua Avenue in May 1964. Today, there are over 70 stores operating in Hawaii, Las Vegas, Guam, and Saipan. Mrs. Kosasa was born in Sacramento, California. She attended Sacramento Junior College, and in 1943 was interned at Tule Lake relocation camp where she married Sidney. The couple met while Sidney was a boarder at Minnie's family home. Mrs. Kosasa and Sidney moved to Hawaii and had four children, Tom, Susan, Gloria and Paul. While running the fi nancial operations of ABC Stores, she raised their children, was involved in various community affairs, and still found the time to partake in many hobbies including quilting, sewing, needlepoint, golfi ng, and driving fast sports cars. She was a past member of the Nuuanu Congregational Church, Hawaii Quilt Guild and the Waialae Country Club. As co-founder of the Kosasa Foundation, Minnie and Sidney Kosasa and Family were recognized as Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter in 2013. Also in 2013, Minnie & Sidney were inducted into the Hawaii Food Industry Association's Hall of Fame and given the Lifetime Achievement Award. In lieu of fl owers, the Kosasa Family requests donations are made to the Minnie K Fund through the Hawaii Community Foundation, (827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813) or a charity of personal choice in memory of Minnie Kosasa. Mrs. Kosasa is survived by four children, fi ve grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Private services were held on April 14, 2018.

Louise Kehaulani Kamauoha Renaud

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Louise Kehaulani Kamauoha Renaud 'Mama Boogie' Louise Kehaulani Kamauoha Renaud 'Mama Boogie', 59, of Laie, a retired Certified Nursing Assistant with Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre, Kaneohe since 1989, died at Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jeffrey A; sons Jeffrey K (M Javier Rendorio), Edwin (Moana), Jason (Kapua); daughters Sacha Wilkins (Kaleo), Trisha Leialoha, Alisha (Penney Oguma); brother's Daniel Sanford III (Sheila), Ben Sanford (Aya); sisters Jennie Kamauoha (Rob Homan), Rose Kamauoha (Jerry O'Conner), Raemi Sanford (Randy Kalauli); fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Visitation: Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Laie First Ward Chapel. Visitaion 9:00am; Service 11:30am. Luncheon to follow. Arrangements Provided By: Woolsey Mortuary Services, LLC

Harvey LeRoy Sherman

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Harvey LeRoy Sherman, 80, of LaGrande Oregon, passed away on Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at his residence. A Graveside service will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe, Hawaii, on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Harvey was born on December 29th, 1937, in Tulare, California, to Harvey and Esther (Archer) Sherman. He graduated from Fresno High School and later attended Fresno State College. He was married to Joyce Sternaman for 53 years. Harvey owned and operated City Wide Transportation as well as Sherman Land & Cattle. He enjoyed coin collecting, wood working, hunting, traveling and playing tennis. Harvey is survived by his sons, Jeffery Sherman of LaGrande, and Michael (Cheryl) Sherman of Hawaii; brothers, Patrick Sherman, Lodi, CA., and Michael Sherman of Crestline, CA.; sister Pamela Vann of Perry, GA.; 5 grandchildren; 123 great grandchildren and 8 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce .

HARRIET AUKAI BALAI

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

HARRIET AUKAI BALAI86, of Makaha, passed away on March 18, 2018 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Harriet is survived by her son Raymond Kalani Balai; daughter Clara Leialoha Yokono; brother Raymond Ho'okano; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday April 25, 2018 at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary, Downtown Chapel, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, 45-349 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe. Aloha/casual attire.

JOHN MINORU TSUTSUMI

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

JOHN MINORU TSUTSUMIMay 6, 1926 - April 6, 2018, died in Honolulu after a long illness. He retired from GTE - Haw'n Tel as a communications consultant and also was the owner of Fireworks Inc. He is survived by his wife, Mae; sons: Frederick Tsutsumi, Kent Tsutsumi (Vivian), Jon Tsutsumi (Kazuko), Kirk Matsumoto (Jan); Daughters: Joan Apana (Royden), Debbie Kam (Daryl), Daughter-in-law Laura Santana-Matsumoto, and 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Services to be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East Chapel on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 5 pm. No Flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Greg Tamaye

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Age 52, of Kailua went to be with Ke Akua while surfing in 6-10 feet surf at Sunset Beach on March 31, 2018. He is a dearly loved husband, father, papa, son, brother, coach, friend, supervisor, and waterman. Greg worked as the Director of Operations and Director of Purchasing at Armstrong Produce. He is survived by wife, Donna Tamaye, daughter Tehani (Sheldan) Tamaye Kalai, sons Tanner and Tate, grand- children Josiah and Chloe, parents Reynold (Jae Hee) Tamaye and Margaret Tamaye, and sister Michel (Charles) Cremeans. A Celebration of Life will be held at Anchor Church on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Visitation at 4:00pm and service at 5:00pm. Aloha attire or best board shorts. No flowers please. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Frank Phillip Monk

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Of Honolulu Hawaii.. Born June 2, 1965 to April 13, 2018... Our Beloved Son & Father.. Survived by Daughter Danilla Fransica the light of his life.. Mother Michelle Phillips - Father Phillip Monk (Linda) - Sisters Tricia Foster - Jennifer Nerger - Brother Bruce Pace - Aunty Melody Ball & many Uncle's, Aunt's & Cousins. I know Frank would say his greastest achievement on his Journey here was remembering who he is... Pure Love.. He'll be remembered as an incredible light, who always saw the positive in all situations & continually reminded everyone to be positive. He had an infectious smile & zest for life.. He Surfed & traveled the world.. loved being in Nature & the Ocean was his life.. Surfing was his passion, his meditation & his direct connection to God. A Carpenter by trade with many other creative talents. who loved playing his Guitar wrote beautiful songs & had a beautiful voice to sing them. Frank was loved by so many & will be missed. He left us with his gracious gift.. a legacy of Love. A Hui Hui A paddle out & scattering of ashes with a Celebration of life following will be held Saturday April 28th, 8am at Kaimana Beach & Park

Odetta Doublet

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Odetta DoubletOdetta "Simmie" "Anne" Doublet, 80, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on April 5, 2018, in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 20,1937, to Violet "Popo"and Wah Hong Young. Preceded in death by her sister, Winifred Young and brother Harris Young. She is survived by sisters Adrienne Gregory and Harriet Torres; daughter Yvette Doublet-Weislak (Dale); grandchildren, Jolie Sky, Logan, and Anya; great grandson, Grayson; son, Charles Doublet; 101-year old uncle, Richard Lau, and hanai daughters Lisa Montoya and Jacinta "Utu" McDermott. A graduate of St. Francis High School, 1956, and Honolulu Business College, 1958. A keypunch operator, she worked for Water and Power in Los Angeles from 1960 to 1970. She returned home to Hawaii and worked for PRI for 23 years, from 1971 to 1993, when she retired. She loved spending time with her grand- children, attending weekly mass at Sts. Peter and Paul, watching sports, and eating out with her family and friends. For the last year, she enjoyed living at Kalakaua Gardens. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Honolulu. Visitation: 8:30am. Mass: 9:30a.m. Family request no flowers please. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

BENJAMIN REZADA

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

BENJAMIN REZADABen died on March 5, 2018 in Honolulu at the age of 90. He was born on July 11, 1927 at Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines. He was married to Juliana Ramos and is survived by 8 children, 19 grandchildren, and 8 great- grandchildren. During his active years, Ben served in Philippine Constabulary from 1947-1964. He graduated in Reserved Commission and Finance Administration in Indianapolis, Indiana USA. He retired as a 2nd Lieutenant due to his disability caused by frostbite Ben became a barangay treasurer at Sabatan Binalonan, Pangasinan. In 1984, he migrated to Hawaii with his wife. He later petitioned and brought all his children to live with them in Hawaii. He became the vice president of Union Espiritista Cristiana de Hawaii. Visitation: from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm; Prayer service from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Makai Chapel in Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary. A Memorial Service will be held at 8:30 am on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual Attire.

Patrick Adrian Keikilani Ah Choy Taum

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Patrick Adrian Keikilani Ah Choy TaumOf Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away on March 23, 2018, he was 69 years old. He is survived by his wife "Marty" Mary Bernadette (Akase) Taum; his 2 daughters; Leah (Allan, Jr.) Cui, and "Mandy" Milissa; his 7 grandchildren; Corey "Pali", Allan III, Pride "Keikilani", Honor "Lono", JC, Adrian, Irene, and David; his 9 great grandchildren; Aaliyah, Chloe, Jayla, Jaezion, Aiden, Aistyn, Zaeden, Serenity, and Lazarus. Patrick was born to Francis and Roselle Taum and was the 6th of 16 siblings; Francis, Thomas, Veronica Nacario, Patricia Aiu, Bernadette (Dave) Wegher, Michael, D'artagnan, Fulton (Myra), Christopher (Gayle), Mary Elizabeth (Ike) Brown, Michele (Mark) Mcguire, Anthony, Renee Kahooilihala, Demetrius, and Richard. He retired as a supervisor with Parks and Recreation after 25 years with the City and County of Honolulu, retired as a District Manager after 28 years with (HNA) Hawaii Newspaper Agency for the Star Bulletin and Advertiser. He also worked at Waialae Drive-In. Services will be held on April 24, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. with lunch to follow. Burial to be held at a later date.

Yoshie Fujiwara Okazaki

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

Yoshie F. Okazaki, 91, passed away in Honolulu, HI on March 16, 2018. She was born in Kapa'a, Kauai. Yoshie spent close to 25 years working for the Federal Government at Fort Shafter and the Hawaii Army Reserve National Guard where she retired. She enjoyed part of her post- retirement years working part-time at Foster Botanical Gardens. She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter Donna Kondo (John), grandson Ethan Kondo, and granddaughter Sienna Kondo. Visitation at 3:00 p.m. and Services at 4:00 p.m. at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Sunday, April 29, 2018. No flowers, please. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Kelly Kaleohano Kalili

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

KELLY "LEO" KALILI, 50, of Nanakuli, died March 30, 2018. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired laborer. Survived by wife, Rochelle; son's, Kyson, Kyton and Kyden; daughters, Kylie (Eddie), Kylyn (Ryan), and K-lynn; grandchildren, Kekoa, Mahina, Fefiloi, Kyitchigo and Xailektra; parents, Hebden and Wendy Kalili; sisters, Candy Kalili and Christy (Alyssia) Kalili. Preceded in death by brother, Kory Kalili. Celebration of Life Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor in Waipio. Visitation 8:30a.m.; Services at 9:30a.m. Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Cemetery Association

Kay Salazar-Estocaso

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

KAY SALAZAR- ESTOCASO 63, of Waiahole, died on March 9, 2018 in Kailua. Survived by Life Partner, Dennis Estocado; Son, Jason Verano; Sister, Shelly Freitas (Glenn), 10 grandchildren, numerous Nieces & Nephews. Celebration of life gathering at Kahalu'u Beach Park (Canoe Club Halau) on May 5, 2018 at 11:00 am. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Seichi Takushi

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

83, of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away on February 15, 2018. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hilo, Hawaii. He retired as an electrician from Fritz of Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mary Takushi; daughters Donna (Alan Kong), Sharon and Tracy (Andy) Pang; Lillian Takushi; Grandchildren; Michelle (Darren) Clemen, Michael (Jordann Maeshiro) and Matthew Pang; sister Mitsuko (George) Higa; sisters-in-law, Omie Takushi and Doris Takushi. Numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Visitation:10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Lunch to follow.

Herbert B.J. Leong

Posted On April 22nd, 2018 -

93, of Mililani passed away on April 13, 2018 in Honolulu, surrounded by his family. He was a retired federal maintenance supervisor for the U.S. Dept. of Defense on Okinawa, bee keeper and model toy hobbiest. He is survived by his sons, Dennis (Holly), Edwin (Debbie); daughter, Liliane Maeda (Steven); 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children and sister, Clara Lee. Visitation 2 p.m. on Thursday (April 26) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services will be held at 3 p.m. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

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