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Andrew See Hing Young

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 14, 2014
Andrew See Hing Young, 81, of Kaneohe, a civil engineer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beryl Y.; son Andy J.K. Scott; daughter Teresa Siedenburg; brothers Clarence, Ronald, Jerry, Edwin and Frank; sisters Alberta Lau, Bernice English and Cynthia Keller; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Alana Taylor

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 10, 2014
Alana Taylor, 64, of CaptainCook, Hawaii, a caregiver, nurse’s aide and former Kona Krafts group home adviser, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Salt Lake City. She is survived by companion John Spencer, hanai sons Nathan and Shaun Spencer, hanai daughter Leilani Spencer, brother Paul, eight hanai grandchildren and a hanai great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Aug. 9 at Puka‘ana Congregational Church. Services: 10 a.m. Call 895-8859 for information.

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Masato Tamura

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 3, 2014
Masato “Masa” Tamura, 88, of Hilo, a retired construction laborer for S.K. Oda Construction, died at home. He was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tsuruyo; sons Bob, Thomas and Gerry; sisters Hatsue Carvalho, Carol Okiuye and Shizue Sanekane; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hilo Hongwanji. Services: 4 p.m.

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Alfred Tabion

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

May 17, 2014
Alfred Tabion, 73, of Waipahu, a retired pipe fitter, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by son Anthony, daughters Shelly Antoque and Diane Tabion, brothers Phillip and Jose, sisters Gloria Kuriyama and Eleanor Machnicki, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Nicholas George Spotkaeff III

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

June 23, 2014
Nicholas George Spotkaeff III, 54, of Kapolei died in Haleiwa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sonsKaiaka Spotkaeff and Kapono Pao, daughters Sasha-Anuhea Kamahele and Niki Spotkaeff, parents Nicholas Jr. and Maryknoll, brothers Kirt Spotkaeff and Paul Hioki, sisters Terrie-Lynn Spotkaeff and Kwai Gaspar, and two grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Eulogy: 10 a.m. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Updated service information for an obituary published Monday.

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Norman Puanani Spencer

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 15, 2014
Norman Puanani Spencer, 70, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Tribune-Herald district manager and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Richard “Tonto,” Charles and Kaipo; daughters Norma Barco, Ardis Eblacas, Kanoelani Spencer, Robin Laa and Trudy “Suki” Andrews; stepson Reggie Souza; brother Fred “Bully”; sisters Carolyn Pua and Ida Nani Oliveira; half sisters Doreen Kaluhimoku, Faith Alameida and Millicent Himalya; 25 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Haili Congregational Church, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Onekahakaha Beach Park, Pavilion 6. Private urn committal. Aloha attire. Lei welcome.

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Lindsay Lee Smith

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 10, 2014
Lindsay Lee Smith, 65, of Waianae died in the Queen’s MedicalCenter West Oahu. She was born in Pontiac, Mich. She is survived by daughter Shelly Willingham, sister Leslie Thompson and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Janet Sechiyo Shibata

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 14, 2014
Janet Sechiyo Shibata, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Conrad Jewelers and Security Diamond manager and retired Liberty House Jewel Gallery sales associate, died inArcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by daughter Koren K. Dreher, sister Doris Hamamura, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Nancy Matsuko Nakamura

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 5, 2014
Nancy Matsuko Nakamura, 81, of Honolulu, a Pameco-Aire secretary, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Michael H., Ronald T. and Sheldon N.; daughter Beverly Y.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ellen Reiko Miyasato

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

June 21, 2014
Ellen Reiko Miyasato, 72, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher for Hahaione Elementary School and Pacific Resources for Education & Learning, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Gilbert S.; sons Lance K. and Lyle S.; sisters Lorraine S. Inouye, Alice K. Kudo and Carol H. Igarashi; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at HosoiGarden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nancy Kiyeko Megia

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

June 20, 2014
Nancy Kiyeko Megia, 89, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Mel and Alan; daughters Karen Cardenas, Diane Amodo and Carol Balangue; sister Tsuruko Sakamoto; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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John J. Lujan

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 4, 2014
John J. Lujan, 69, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired carpenter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Angelina; sons James, Jesse, Jason and Aaron; stepdaughter Jainette Iwasaki; brother Micheal; sister Christina Taite; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 11:30 a.m. Hono-lulu services pending. No flowers.

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Norman Masao Leong Sr.

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

May 2, 2014
Norman Masao Leong Sr., 74, of Hauula, a tour bus driver and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by daughter Tammy Murray, son Norman Jr., brothers Kenneth and Calvin, sister Lorraine Sato, companion Lana Elder and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Joachim Catholic Church. Scattering of ashes to follow. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorial- parkmortuary.com.

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Vivian Natsue Lai

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

June 1, 2014
Vivian Natsue Lai, 71, of Honolulu, a retired data clerk for Credit Data of the Pacific, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jacob K.Y. Private services.

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Mitsugi Komo

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

June 21, 2014
Mitsugi “Mits” Komo, 88, of Keopu, Hawaii, a retired Aloha Airlines station manager, a coffee farmer and an Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Keopu. He is survived by wife Elaine; daughters Shari Komo-Matsueda, Dannette Boylan and Cynthia Matsuda; brothers Richard and David; sisters Itsuko Takamura, Fumiko Yoshikawa and Emiko Kaneko; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji, Kealakekua. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ellen Kim

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

May 23, 2014
Ellen Kim, 84, of Honolulu died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Jeff and Jon “Mike,” daughter Donna, brother Duke Yoon and four grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: mikim34@hotmail.com.

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Albert C. Johnston Jr.

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 2, 2014
Albert C. “Buck” Johnston Jr., 88, of Ewa Beach, a piano instructor and a Navy veteran, died. He was born in Boston. He is survived by former wife Clara G.; sons Albert C. III, Bruce and David; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. No services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published July 12.

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Wallace K. Isobe

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

June 10, 2014
Wallace K. “Wally” Isobe, 89, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor for Navy Public Works Center Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by wife Fumiko, son Gerald, daughters Ann Isobe and Gale Takiguchi, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Updated service information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Manuel Cordeiro Galdera

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 3, 2014
Manuel Cordeiro Galdera, 102, of Honolulu, a supply supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Lois Whitecliff, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Roberta Puahealani Cho

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

June 26, 2014
Roberta Puahealani “Berta” Cho, 80, of Kaneohe, an office manager, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harper and Pierre LaFortune, and Reid-Land Hacoba; daughters Harlytte Kahana-Reid and Rochelle LaFortune; sisters Sarah Cambra and JohnnieMae Myers; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Quirino Baldivino Callo

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

June 25, 2014
Quirino Baldivino Callo, 97, of Waipahu died in Aiea. He was born in Sanchez-Mira, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by sons Amando, Romeo and Israel; daughters Leticia Cristobal, Evelyn Tara, Elvira Casil and Josephina Reconese; 40 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Jose Bustamante Jr.

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

June 21, 2014
Jose “Randy” Bustamante Jr., 40, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Gwendolyn Reis; brothers Michael and Chadwen Bustamante, Preston Baltazar and John Reis Jr.; and sisters Jholena Uila, Bobbi-Lyn Burkhart and Deynalen Reis. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Tumbleland, Maili Beach Park. Services: 11 a.m. No flowers.

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Paula Gallardo Ballesteros

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 18, 2014
Paula Gallardo Ballesteros, 87, of Lihue, a retired Walter Clark salesclerk, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Laurelio “Larry,” sons Dennis Pascual and Rodolfo “Rudy” Ballesteros, daughter Cheryl Delos Santos, 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Aug. 2 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Alfred Kirtland Baang Sr.

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 13, 2014
Alfred Kirtland “Bangy” Baang Sr., 69, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Alfred Jr., Richard, Simon, Chad, Damien and Justin Baang, and Joseph Perez; daughter Katrina Perez; father Alfred F.; brothers Rodney, Bradford, Darrell and Anthony Baang, and Frank Asuncion; sisters Adele Castellano-Watanabe and Bernadette Galang; and 20 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Family program: 10 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Flowers welcome.

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Louise Marie Teixeira Arellano

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

June 14, 2014
Louise Marie Teixeira Arellano, 84, of Mililani, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richard A. and Michael; daughter Dorothy Fragiao; brothers Herbert, Robert and James; sisters Geraldine and Cecelia; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 30 at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church, Mililani. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Lei welcome.

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Clyde Marvin Araujo

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 5, 2014
Clyde Marvin Araujo, 72, of Orchidland Estates, Hawaii, an industrial hardware estimator for Honolulu Iron Works, owner of Clyde’s Cabinets in Ainaloa and a Hawaii National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Albert, Lorrin, Louis Jr. and Gerald; and sister Paulette Soares. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire.

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Willie Alameda

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 20, 2014
Willie Alameda, 95, of Honolulu, a retired operating engineer and an Army veteran, died inWaianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by niece Geraldine Olivares. Private services.

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Larry Abihai

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

June 21, 2014
Larry Abihai, 57, of Waipahu, a Unicold Corp. forklift operator, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Madelene, son Lawrence, daughters Misty Smith and Samantha Hillen, brothers Samuel Jr. and Allan, sister Leilani, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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CARLA PACARRO FOX PETRONAVE BREDE

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

Celebrating the Life of CARLA PACARRO FOX PETRONAVE BREDE Dec. 14, 1946 – June 10, 2014 Memorial Svc and Celebration of Life – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29th at St. Stephen Church – Nuuanu. Casual attire.

KENICHI “KEN” WATANABE

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

7-22 KENICHI WATANABEKENICHI KEN WATANABE Age 90, of Aiea, HI, passed away July 1, 2014 in Aiea. Born July 26, 1923. He was born in Waipahu on the Sugar Plantation. He graduated from Farrington High School in 1940. He was in the Army with Military Intelligence from 1944-1954, under MacArthur in occupied Japan, then in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Retired from work as an analyst with the Pentagon in 1974. Volunteered at the Battleship USS Missouri and at Tripler VFW helping many veterans get compensation. Founded the VFW-MIS Post 110. Longtime president of Waipahu Soto Mission and president of the Hawaii Soto Mission Association. He is survived by wife, Michie “Miki” N. Watanabe; daughters, Lori (Richard) Binek, Linda (Jack) Reisland; brothers, Tsuneo (Susan) Watanabe, Kazuyuki (Beatrice) Watanabe; sister, Takako (Seichi) Endo; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (July 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 5:30 p.m. Burial 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 30) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl with military honors. No flowers, please.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran
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