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William James Crockett

Posted On January 17th, 2018 -

68, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe on October 2, 2017. He was born in San Diego, California. Services: 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Central Union Church.
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Gordon Masayuki Kaneshiro

Posted On January 17th, 2018 -

74, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on December 17, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. Services: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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Richard Kupa’a Ng

Posted On January 17th, 2018 -

33, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on November 24, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Celebration of Life: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel.
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Thomas “Tom Tom” Kaeka

Posted On January 17th, 2018 -

47, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on December 13, 2017. He was born in Hawaii. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. Services: 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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Dra Norma Arcondado

Posted On January 17th, 2018 -

84, of Kahului, Maui, died in Wailuku on December 30, 2017. She was born on May 8, 1933 in the Philippines. Visitation: 6:00 p.m.; Service: 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Nakamura Mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. January 18 at Makawao Cemetery.
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Clara Y. Sumi

Posted On January 17th, 2018 -

93, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on December 9, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private Service held.
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Alfredo Bernardo Pascua

Posted On January 17th, 2018 -

71, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on January 2, 2018. He was born in Brgy. 7, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:00 - 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Kalihi. Burial: 12:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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Thomas Haruo Oshiro

Posted On January 17th, 2018 -

Thomas Haruo OshiroBorn on 1/22/1931 to Kamato & Kamado Oshiro. Graduate of Waipahu High, class of 1949. He moved to Chicago after the Korean War and lived there for a few years before moving to Los Angeles. He met his wife SuJene in LA, started his family and lived there most of his life until moving back home to Hawaii in 2011. He retired from Lou Ehler's Cadillac after 25 years of service. Preceded in death by his wife SuJene Oshiro, he is survived by his two daughters, Karen (Donald) Guthrie and Lisa (David) Tamura and his "pride and joy" grand- children, Ryden, Ronin, David Rhys and Remi. Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Visitation from 10:00am; Service to follow at 10:30am.

Yoshimatsu Goya

Posted On January 17th, 2018 -

92, of Kaneohe passed away on December 21, 2017. He was a retired Auto Body & Fender Mechanic and Landscaper. He was born in Hakalau on Hawaii Island. He is survived by his wife Emi; Sons Leslie (Susan), Milton (Barbara), Nelson (Maria), Owen (Michelle); 3 grand- children, and 3 great-grand- children; Brothers Yoshikazu (Jane), Taro (Helen); Sisters Harriet Owara, Sue Shiroma (Tom), Janice Ganeku; Visitation: 5:00 pm; Services 6:00 pm on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. He was a member of the Kaneohe South Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Thelma Valentine

Posted On January 17th, 2018 -

Thelma ValentineThelma Valentine (nee Medeiros) of Honolulu passed away peacefully on the night of December 17, 2017. Born in Holualoa, Hawaii 92 years ago, she is survived by daughters Linda (William) Puleloa of Kawela, Molokai, and Loretta (Robert) Brackett of San Jose, California, son Gilbert Gary and daughter Lisa Valentine, both of Honolulu, Oahu. She is also survived by sister Dora Morales of Honolulu and brother Thomas Medeiros of Montclair, California. Retired after a long career at Andrade Resort Shops, Thelma settled into the role of clan matriarch, caring wife, loving grandmother to nine grandchildren, and four great grandchildren at her Kuliouou home on Oahu. Her daily pleasures included long walks, gardening, and cooking traditional Puerto Rican dishes. Preceding Thelma in death was her devoted husband of 68 years Gilbert Valentine who passed away on February 20, 2016. A lifelong salesperson, Gilbert began his profession at Easy Appliances before becoming an Equitable Life Insurance agent in early 1970. He ended his long sales career as a real estate agent for Horita Reality before finally retiring in mid 1980s. Preceding Gilbert in death were his half-brothers Joseph and Nicholas Akina, and his mother Lovena Fletcher Valentine. Gilbert was born on November 26, 1925 in Puunene, Maui. A private celebration of the lives of Gilbert and Thelma Valentine will be held at a later date at Diamond Head Memorial Park where they will be interred.

Mary Elizabeth Dove Nurse, “Molly”

Posted On January 17th, 2018 -

MARY ELIZABETH DOVE NURSE, MOLLY Mary Elizabeth Dove Nurse, October 6th, 1923 to January 4th, 2018. Known to her friends throughout the Hawaiian Islands and abroad as Molly, she was 94 years old. She passed away peacefully at her home in Honolulu with her daughter, Mary Rogers and Daughter in Law, Paula Nurse at her side. Molly met and married the one great love of her life, Kenneth R. Nurse, in 1947. For a more complete reflection on Molly's wonderful life, please visit "Oahucemetery.org". Aloha Makuahine, Auwe! Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Cemetery Association

Pililua Weniy Keopuhiwa Sr, “Champy”

Posted On January 17th, 2018 -

Pililua Weniy Keopuhiwa Sr, on January 5, 2018 at his home in Waianae. Surrounded by his loving family at the age of 68. A retired prison guard from Halawa Prison and Vietnam veteran. He is survived by his wife Antoinette Keopuhiwa; Daughter, Anjanette (Alvin) Puha; Sons, Pililua (U'ilani) Keopuhiwa Jr., BerryMeyer Keopuhiwa & Donald Keopuhiwa; Hanai Daughter, Terry Ann (Kenny) Joseph; 13 grandchildren; Brothers, Harold (Jenny) Hirakawa, Joseph Keopuhiwa III, Samuel (Joann) Keopuhiwa, Ruben (Laurie) Keopuhiwa, Peter (Gloria) Keopuhiwa; Sister, Madeline (Tom) Ackerman; Hanai brother, Leslie Awana His Celebration of life will be held at Maili Beach Park, Group Camp Site on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

Betty Lou Kretchmer Johnson

Posted On January 17th, 2018 -

Age 89 of Mililani passed away on January 2, 2018. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and was a homemaker and a cattle farmer. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Allen Johnson who passed away in Phoenix, Arizona on October 9, 2012 and her daughter, Lorraine Johnson who passed on Feb. 20, 1976. She is survived by her son William "Billy" (Eleanor) Johnson; sister Darline Potter; relatives Meryl Kretchmer, Rose (Hank) Baker and John Johnson; many grandchildren and a few great-grandchildren. A private service was held. Condolences may be sent to: William Johnson, PO Box 700247 in Kapolei, HI 96709. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Albert and Roberta Hironaka

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

Albert Masato Hironaka, 89, of Honolulu, passed away on December 8, 2017. He was born in Honolulu on January 14, 1928. He retired in 1985 as a Finishing Carpenter from Hick's Homes, after serving for many years. After retirement, he got a job with the City & County as a maintenance worker, also did handyman jobs and was a genius at building things. Roberta Satsuki Hironaka, 87, of Honolulu, passed away on December 17, 2017. She was born in Eleele, Kauai on December 14, 1930. She retired in 1990 as an Executive Secretary for the Hawaii National Guard, after serving for many years working for the Federal Government at Pearl Harbor, Fort Shafter, and ending her career at Fort Ruger. After retirement, she worked for the U. H. Law School as secretarial help for over 10 years and also was voluntarily involved with the Diamond Head Theater for many years helping to run the box office. Albert and Roberta are survived by their children, Mark (Raquel), Derek (Marlene), Brad and Robyn (Dr. Mike) Kurosawa; six grand- children and three great-grand- children. Roberta is also survived by her brother, Fumio Hidano. Celebration of life services for Albert and Roberta will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Diamond Head Mortuary; visitation to begin at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m., with inurnment to follow 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Curtis Michael Estanique

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

60, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on November 30 2017. He was born in Honolulu in June of 1957. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Service: 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Burial 11:00 a.m. on January 19, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
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Pililua Weniy Keopuhiwa

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

68, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Waianae on January 5, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Maili Beach Park, Ground Camp Site.
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June Alipia Dionisia Baysa Ramelb

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

88, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on December 23, 2017. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Services: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Waialua.
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Henry Tetsuo Yamashita

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

83, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on January 10, 2018. He was born in Hilo. Visitation: 3:00 p.m. Services: 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo.
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Leonida C. Galanto

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

92, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on January 4, 2018. She was born in the Philippines. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
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Rhodie Fuyumi Masusako

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

73, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on January 5, 2018. She was born in Paia. Private Services
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Robert C. Cobb

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

87, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on January 5, 2018. He was born in Fresno, California.
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Momilani M. Akaka-Wright

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

53, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Waianae on December 31, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Services: 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Kawaiaha'o Church.
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Stanley “Blue” Kumukoa Sr.

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

73, of Kapaau, Hawaii, died in Kohala on January 2, 2018. He was born in South Kona. Services: 8:00 - 9:45 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Hawi Sacred Heart Church.
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Shirley Bohlmann Gray

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

91, of Kailua Kona, Hawaii, died in Kealakekua on December 30, 2017. She was born in Minneapolis. Services Pending.
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Toshio Shimahara

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

93, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on December 19, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services.
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Kenneth Haruo Matsudo

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

77, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on January 9, 2017. He was born in Honolulu.
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Su’esolo A. Siofele

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

65, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on January 1, 2018. She was born in American Samoa. Visitation: 12:00 p.m.; Services: 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Aiea United Methodist Church.
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Betty I. Nagasako

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

91, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on January 4, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. Services: 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel.
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Nicole Celine Takahashi

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

26, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on December 27, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
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Thelma G. Lau

Posted On January 16th, 2018 -

98, of Kapolei, died in Kapolei on December 29, 2017. She was born in Kailua. Inurnment: 10 AM on Tuesday, January 23 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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