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Jeffrey Kealoha Naeole

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

53, of Waimanalo, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 23, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of LIfe: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes to follow.
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Chikara Hirayama

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

93, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, died in Kailua on July 12, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services.
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Ronald Spencer, Sr.

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

73, of Haleiwa, HI, died in Haleiwa on July 3, 2017. He was born in Mckeesport, Pennsylvania. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22 at Kaiaka Place, Haleiwa.
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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

Wayne A. Fujioka

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

62, of Rosamond, California, formerly of Hawaii, died in Rosamond on June 11, 2017. He was born in Japan. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
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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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Ilda Jean Kaub

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

90, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on June 19, 2017. She was born in Spencer, West Virginia. Private Services.
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Robert T. Miyahira

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

93, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 26, 2017. He was born in Paia, Maui.
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Alejandro “Alex” Espinosa Basa

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

96, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on June 29, 2017. He was born in Candelaria, Zambales, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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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.

Joan Wong

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

1932 -2017 Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1). As Joan would say - God's in charge. We love you and we miss your caring kindness and your love for family. Peter and Susan Hummel, Sarah Jeanne, Michael, Kyllie Shae, Conor and Casey, Makayla and Neveah

Maya T. Woolley

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

95, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on May 5, 2017. She was born in Japan. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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Bert K. Tarpley Jr.

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

86, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on June 17, 2017. He was born in Kamuela. Visitation: 10 AM; Services: 11 AM on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Burial: 2 PM at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel.
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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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Jane Oshiro

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

74, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Reston, Virginia on February 21, 2017. She was born in Hawaii. Visitation: 11:30 a.m.; Services: 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at United Church of Christ, Honolulu.
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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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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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Randall Sung Choy Yee

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

55, of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Hawaii, died in Las Vegas on June 30, 2017. Services were held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Burial held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Masako Takara

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

83, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on June 20, 2017. She was born in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Private Services held.
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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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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

MITSUO OSHIKATA

Posted On July 19th, 2017 -

MITSUO OSHIKATAJuly 7, 2017 Mitsuo "Mits" Oshikata, 93, of Honolulu, had two illustrious careers. 26 years (1943 - 1969) in the US Army began as a WWII intelligence officer in Manila and with the Occupation Forces in Japan; as well as in the Korean War. He returned home and spent the next 46 years (1969 - 2015) as a banker for Pacific Savings and Loan Association, American Savings, and Territorial Savings Bank. He loved to golf and fish. Born 1923 in Hilo, Hawaii, Mits graduated from Hilo High School; the Armed Forces Service Language School at Camp Savage; and received a Commission at Ft. Benning Georgia. His wife, Karen, died on January 6, 1986. He is survived by his sister, Harue "Gayle" Ono; daughter, Christina; granddaughter, Jennifer; and great granddaughter, Reiko. Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, July 24, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. 10:00 am Private Family Gathering. 10:30 am Visitation. 11:30 am Service. 12 noon Fellowship Luncheon. Casual attire. Mits ashes will be scattered at sea at Punaluu in a private ceremony.

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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LUCENA LAURENTE BARNEY

Posted On July 18th, 2017 -

LUCENA LAURENTE BARNEY92, of Kapolei, a grape farm laborer, passed away July 14, 2017 at the Queen's Medical Center - West Oahu. She was born in Ormoc Leyte, PI. Survived by son, Raymond L. (Frederica) Barney; daughters, Anita L. Jewell, Elina B. Simon and Teresa B. (Thaddeus R. Gunn) Wilson-Gunn; 3 grandchildren, Katrina Perra, Kelsey Barney and Kelly Turner; 1 great grand- child, Mattia. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Thursday July 20, 2017 at St. Jude's Catholic Church. Mass begins at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

KIRK MATTHEWS

Posted On July 18th, 2017 -

KIRK MATTHEWSAfter a romantic kiss with his wife of 33 years, Linda Coble, Kirk Matthews lost his fight with lung cancer one year ago today. Kirk was a beloved husband, father, family man, humorous friend, and trusted TV anchorman, who engaged Hawaii with his smile, professionalism, volunteerism, and sincere personality. Instead of a funeral, he had a party after diagnosis, so he could hug hundreds of friends and family Aloha. And it was his choice to serve the community one more time by loaning his body to the John A Burns School of Medicine students, who referred to him as 'their teacher'. As Kirk would always say at the end of his newscasts, "Take Care of Each Other".

Joseph A. Hemingway

Posted On July 18th, 2017 -

46, of Hawaii, Hawaii, died in Daytona, Forida on June 17, 2017. He was born in Japan. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017 at St. Jude Catholic Church, Kapolei. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Misako Hatami

Posted On July 18th, 2017 -

101, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on July 3, 2017. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo.
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Julia Cadiz Cadelinia

Posted On July 18th, 2017 -

84, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on July 5, 2017. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 6:00 p.m.; Services: 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Norman's Mortuary, Wailuku. Burial: 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Henri Harte

Posted On July 18th, 2017 -

97, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on July 11, 2017. He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. Visitation: 4:00 p.m.; Funeral Services: 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo.
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Fernando John Ocreto, Jr.

Posted On July 18th, 2017 -

78, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 1, 2017. He was born on Kauai. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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