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Rafael Plana Rios

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

102, of Honolulu, HI, died in Honolulu on June 28, 2017. He was born in Penuela, Puerto Rico. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Our Lady of the Mount. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Mary Jane En Oi Ferreira

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

89, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on July 1, 2017. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. Private Services.
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STANLEY YOSHITOMO SEKIYA

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

Age 82, of Mililani, HI., passed away on June 7, 2017 in Mililani. Retired Vice President of Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary and a member of Mililani Golf Club and Ryusenji Soto Mission. He is survived by his wife, Leatrice T. Sekiya; daughters, Lynn Sekiya, Avis Thomas, Faye (Ross) Fernandez, Michelle (Craig) Okamura, Kristi (Mark) Shiroma; grandchildren, Chelsie-Jean Fernandez, Jared Fernandez, Kysen Okamura, Ryder Okamura; sisters, Jean (Sadao) Honda, Mieko (Tatsumi) Honda, JoAnn Trask. Visitation 4:00 p.m. Sunday (July 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 5:00 p.m. Casual attire.

Chikara “Chik” Hirayama

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

age 93, of Kaunakakai, HI, passed away on July 12, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Kay K. Hirayama, and his five children and six grandchildren: Leila Watson (Robert) and Akira and Lili Kay, Fred Iwa Hirayama, Kimo Chikami Hirayama (Lisa) and Kaichi and Kian, Lincoln Hirayama (Shelley) and Keenan and Jakob, and Lynne Hirayama. He is survived by three generations of nieces and nephews. He is survived also by hundreds of friends and companions with whom he shared stories, wisdom, fish and a glass of wine. He is preceded in death by his parents Tsunehiko and Seki Hirayama, his brothers, Chikami and Yasoshi Hirayama, and his sisters Fuyuko Kamei, Misae Tomimoto, Setsue Yamashita, and Matsuko Tamura. At times in his life, Chik had been a pig farmer, glass chemist, Molokai farmer, fisherman, game hunter, writer, winemaker, PTA president, chief luau caterer, artisan, political commentator, philosopher, and always, a son, father, grandfather, uncle and husband. He prided himself on his wisdom cultivated over a lifetime and shared it by delivering one-liners to his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and anyone else who would stop in at the house. He reveled in everything that involved tramping through woods and water, especially with children in tow. He believed in the strength of family ties and was so proud that his large and extended family have always loved each other and kept so close. While strict and at times critical of his children's choices, he was always proud of them. He often said that hisgreatest achievement was raising his five children to be happy, independent, educated, and productive adults, and that the single best and luckiest moment in all his life was meeting and marrying Kay. Chik grew up the son of Japanese immigrants and learned early that an education and hard work were keys to a successful career. He was awarded a Ph.D. in chemistry and worked as a research chemist for Westinghouse with lasers and developing specialty glasses still used today, and earned over 30 patents. However, he abhorred the idea that success should be gauged by achievement plaques, money and promotions, and was doggedly determined that his life would be most notable for teaching his children how to fly fish for trout in small Pennsylvania streams, gathering the family together as often as possible, smoking the catch of the day from the ocean and mountains, hand-carving the most beautiful wood bowls, and being happy. His life was joyous and full. A private ceremony to scatter his ashes according to his wishes will be held in the future. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Donald S. Honda

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

84, of Mililani, died in Honolulu on June 9, 2017. He was born in Wailuku. Private services.
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Mitsuo Oshikata

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

93, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on July 7, 2017. He was born in Hilo. Visitation: 10:30 AM; Services: 11:30 AM on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
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Rayne Dominique Jasso

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

6, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on July 14, 2017. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11 a.m on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Ft. DeRussy Army Chapel.
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Samuel Nahulu Guerrero, Jr.

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

71, of Kailua, Oahu, died in Kailua on July 10, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 4:30 p.m.; Services: 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Waialae Country Club.
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Eleanora Cambra Cadinha

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

Eleanora Cambra Cadinha88, Cadinha matriarch, her smile radiant, laugh contagious and deep love for her family and friends passed away on July 2, 2017. Eleanora was a fabulous cook and baker and was always willing to share her time and talents with anyone who asked. She presented cooking shows on Hawaiian Electric, cooking demos at the Old Liberty House, and even presented cooking classes at the Moiliili Community Center. Many of her recipes are published in many local cook books. She was renowned for her delicious Portuguese Bean Soup and delectable Malassadas. For her, sharing a meal was important, therapeutic, an opportunity to reflect on the day, deepen bonds and forge relationships. She was also active in her community through various charitable organizations. She was a Trustee of Ana Malia #208 Young Ladies Institute, President of the Pioneer Club and a member of the FCE. She worked tirelessly for their organizations on various fundraisers to raise money for their causes. If we have forgotten to show our gratitude enough for all the things you did, we're thanking you now. And we are hoping you knew all along, how much you meant to us. She is survived by husband Alfred, Daughters Sharon (Kenneth) Mendes & Darlene Cadinha, Sons Gary & Allan Cadinha, 12 Grandchildren & 15 Great-Grand- children. Services will be held July 22, 2017 at St Ann Church Kaneohe, Visitation at 9:00 am, Celebration of Life 10:15 am, Mass at 10:30 am, private burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial.

Edith Kawaiulailiahi Jesse Mar

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

81, of Pearl City, HI, died in Honolulu on June 25, 2017. She was born in Honolulu, HI. Visitation: 9:00 AM; Services: 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 21 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kaimuki Ward.
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Linda May Louis Kanahele

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

54, of Hanapepe, Kauai, died on July 13, 2017 at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born on Kauai on November 11, 1962. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel, Koloa.
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Joseph J. Flores, Jr.

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

54, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on July 10, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 4:30 p.m.; Services: 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Burial: 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Nancy Y. Yamauchi

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

100, of Honolulu, died in Aiea on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was born in Pearl City. Visitation: 5 PM; Services: 6 PM on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
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Samuel P. Domingo Jr.

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

65, of Honolulu, died in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on June 12, 2017. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 5 PM; Services: 6 PM on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Maunakea Chapel. Burial: 11 AM on Friday, July 28 at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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George I. Kealakai

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

72, of Kihei, Maui, died in Honolulu, on July 3, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services.
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Chiyoko Ota

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

100, of Lahaina, Hawaii, died on July 2, 2017 at her home in Lahaina. She was born in Hawaii on February 25, 1917.
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Sharon Nalani Hirae

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

67, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 21, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 24 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
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Leslie Leroy Gaoiran

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

71, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 27, 2017. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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Gary Lani Sheldon

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

73, of Kaneohe, HI, died in Honolulu, HI on June 24, 2017. He was born in Honolulu, HI. Inurnment: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 27 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Douglas Sei Brown

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

56, of Kahalu'u, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 30, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
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WINIFRED SAI WAN LEE LUM

Posted On July 20th, 2017 -

91, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper for Hawaiian Tuna Packers passed away June 17, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by husband, Joseph G. Lum; son, Scott A. (Maureen) Lum; grandson, Anthony K. (Angela) Lum; granddaughter, Melissa M. (Kahoku Kama) Lum. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. Thursday July 27, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 5:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Anna “Totie” Geraldine Kailiawa George

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

52, of Pahala, Hawaii, died in Hawaii on June 4, 2017. She was born in Pahala. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Memorial Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo.
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ANDREW WALLACE JR AKA: “BOBBY” OR “WALLY”

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

ANDREW WALLACE JR AKA: 84 of Honolulu passed away July 1, 2017. He was born in Makawao on Nov. 6th, 1932. A glorified stockcar racer in the 60's and retired as a heavy equipment operator from the University of Hawaii. Survived by Wife Gertrude, Sons, Clayton (Tina), Randall, Andrew III (Namie), Aaron; Daughter, Andrea (Shawn), Hanai Sons Dale & Barry. Preceded in death by Sons, Robert, and Jake, Daughter, Abigail. 9am Visitation, 10am Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Saturday July 22nd. Celebration of Life to follow Wallace Hale 1022 Hind Iuka Dr. Private Burial.

Elfriede Eva (Kuhn) Duarte

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

Elfriede Eva (Kuhn) DuarteElfriede Duarte, of Kahala, passed away peacefully in her home on July 6, 2017. Elfriede was 87. She was born on February 7, 1930 in Seligenstadt, Germany. She had four brothers and three sisters. She is survived by sister, Inge Sahm and brother, Paul Kuhn, both of Seligenstadt, Germany; daughter Leilani (Jay) Duarte-Miyaki; grandson Micah Miyaki and many nieces and nephews in Germany and Hawaii. She was a loving mother, mother- in-law, Omi (grandmother), and dear friend to many. Elfriede met Manuel J. Duarte of 'Ele'ele, Kauai after World War II in Germany, they married in Germany and together came to Hawaii. Elfriede has been in Hawaii since 1966. Throughout the years she would travel back and forth to Germany, but called Hawaii home. Elfriede was a partner and operator of Friedel's Bakery on Kapahulu Avenue and Friedel's Delicatessen at Kahala Mall. For many years she also cooked for the priests at Star of the Sea Church. Visitation 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, service 9 a.m., celebration 10 a.m. and burial 11:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Donna C. Bean

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

80, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kailua on May 26, 2017. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Christ Church Uniting Disciples and Presbyterians, Kailua.
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Kiyoshi Aihara

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

85, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on July 1, 2017. He was born in Takasaki, Gunma, Japan on May 27, 1932. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kaimuki. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Moiliili Cemetery.
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Lorenzo Asuncion Valdez

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

87, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on June 11, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Samuel Sau Ming Lee

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

89, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on July 3, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
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Margo Armitage Morgan

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

Margo Morgan slipped away quietly on June 22, 2017. She was never one to make splashy entrances or exits. At best, she was even ambivalent about having an obituary written. Certainly she would never 'toot her own horn'. So this is for those left behind who will appreciate the notice and enjoy the memories. Family and Children were at the top of her priority list. Children included not just her own, but all of their friends. She was always there for track meets, swim meets, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, class picnics, Punahou Carnival, and countless other events. She was the one attending all of the swim meets and oftentimes providing rides home for those parents who knew if they couldn't make it, Margo would be there. How did 13 of you manage to squeeze into the Volkswagen Bug? To her quilting friends, you appreciated both her volume of work and the meticulous hand stitching that went into every quilt - over 30 Hawaiian quilts, and more than 50 quilts in all. From her perspective, she just kept her hands busy. Most of her hiking and adventuring friends have gone on before, but what times they had - hiking all over the islands and abroad. There were years spent volunteering at the Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace because she loved history. There were her friends in the Hawaiian history reading group she helped organize - 21 years, a book a month. There were also many years spent playing ukulele a couple of times a week at Queen Emma's Summer Palace, not because she fancied herself a musician, but because she loved music, and it was fun to play with friends. Years spent with the Garden Club because she loved plants. And there was the Apua Group. At the core were Margo and 9 of her Punahou classmates. They got together again in the aftermath of WWII, married, had kids, and stayed together for the rest of their lives, laughing, teasing, adventuring and living life. She said it best, "I've done everything I wanted to do, and have lived a great life". Thank you, Mom, for everything! A 'talk story' will be held at 52 Robinson Lane, August 19, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00pm. No flowers, donations to Hospice Hawaii, Historic Hawaii Foundation, or Punahou School. Arrangements Provided By: OAHU CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

Florence T. Sensui

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

88, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Aiea on June 23, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Honolulu.
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