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Louise Kahili Woodward

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 18, 2014
Louie Kahili “Lulu” Woodward, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Sears Roebuck catalog sales employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert K., William I., Benjamin A. and Charles K.; daughters Helene K. and Gloria P.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Islands Hospice.

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Poni Fa’aoso Tufuga-Valai

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 10, 2014
Poni Fa’aoso Tufuga-Valai, 83, of Kahuku, a Polynesian Cultural Center maintenance employee, died in Kahuku. He was born in Asau, Samoa. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 9th ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Ablando Gayoso Topenio

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 11, 2014
Ablando Gayoso Topenio, 69, of Kailua-Kona, a retired kitchen utility worker at Keauhou Beach Resort, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Zoraida; sons Richard, Robert and Renier-Joe; daughter Maria-Catherine Caramol; sister Jenny; and five grandchildren. Services in the Philippines.

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Wayne Yukio Tomita

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 20, 2014
Wayne Yukio Tomita, 79, of Honolulu, formerly of Kahului, a retired electrician for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Submarine Division, died at home. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by brothers Melvin and Paul. Services: noon Saturday at Kahului Hongwanji. No flowers.

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Emily Kahakauwila Thomas

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 12, 2014
Emily Kahakauwila “Nana” Thomas, 82, of Waianae, a retired cafeteria employee for Maili, Waianae and Makaha elementary schools, died in Waianae. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Roy Sr.; sons Roy Jr., Sam and Scott “Kupikipikio” Thomas, and John “Buddy” Rivera; daughters Heather-Pihanaokalani Hemmann and Charlotte “Pikake” Badoyen; brother Charles Kahakauwila; sisters Margaret Thielk and Mildred Fetalvero; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Services at a later date. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Tuesday.

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Bernard Guerrero Suga

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 3, 2014
Bernard Guerrero Suga, 72, of Ewa Beach, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village housekeeper, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Liberty P., daughter Vanessa, brother Benjamin and sisters Frances Pacupac, Visitacion Marcos, Lolita S. Manuel and Lilia S. Sugai. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Fred Mitsuo Shimoda

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 9, 2014
Fred Mitsuo Shimoda, 75, of Honolulu, a retired General Services Administration employee and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Sherry, son Scott K., brother George, sisters Tina Lagazo and Mildred Pacheco, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Nov. 29 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Paul Tom Rufo

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 13, 2014
Paul Tom Rufo, 80, of Waimea, Hawaii, a foreign-goods importer, teacher at Waimea Elementary and Intermediate schools, and a Marine Corps veteran, died at home. He was born in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. He is survived by wife Cari; daughters Jada and Melanie Rufo, and Sian Urbanozo; sisters Lillian Timm, Mary Jane Gee, Anna Rufo and Sue-Lyn Tso; brothers Raymond and Noel Rufo, and Danny Tom; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Nov. 29 at St. James Episcopal Church, Waimea. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Paauilo, P.O. Box 278, Kamuela, HI 96743.

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Earl Jason Rodrigues

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 14, 2014
Earl Jason Rodrigues, 95, of Hilo died in a care home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joyce Kamalii-Rodrigues, daughters Nathlie Rizzo and Doreen Aimonettis, seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great- great-grandchildren. No services. Online condolences: homelani-memorialpark.com.

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Arnold Kekai Requilman Quartero

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 11, 2014
Arnold Kekai Requilman Quartero, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Transportation Security Administration agent at Honolulu Airport and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Pamela C.M.; sons Ioane and Robert; daughters Cathleen Romento, Arleen Register and Robyn Kainoa; hanai son Noal Peterson; hanai daughters Gayle and Janelle Peterson; brothers Alfred and John Requilman; sisters Rosita Hatori, Florence Keliikoa, Maraea Ramos-Berriantos and Frances Camp; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Auwaiolimu ward, 1931 Lusitana St. Services: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Harry O’Dell Parks Jr.

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Oct. 19, 2014
Harry O’Dell Parks Jr., 80, of Pearl City, an Air Force retiree, died in Pearl City. He was born in Prince Frederick, Md. He is survived by sons Harry O. III and Douglas K.; daughters Wanda L. Padasdao, and Linda L. and Shidell L.S. Parks; sister Edith Wilson; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Sook Hing Mew Pang

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 1, 2014
Sook Hing Mew Pang, 103, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son Hock Won, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 29 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Sean Tamizo Nakasone

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 15, 2014
Sean Tamizo Nakasone, 48, of Aiea, a mechanic for the U.S. Postal Service at Honolulu Airport, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Lillian G. and sister Stacy M. Nakasone Shin. Visitation: 1 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Larry Nobuo Nakamoto

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Oct. 12, 2014
Larry Nobuo Nakamoto, 90, of Hono-lulu, a retired city building inspector and an Army veteran, died in Hiolani Care Center at Kahala Nui. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Darlene Okimoto and Lynn Kikawa, brother Thomas, sister Alice Morioka and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Keith Tsutomu Nagamine

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Oct. 21, 2014
Keith Tsutomu Nagamine, 52, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a Cyanotech cultivation lab technician, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Cynthia Matsumoto, mother Toyoko, brother Gerald and sister Anne Oshiro. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5 at Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. No flowers. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 2295, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

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Dena Marie Morris

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Oct. 10, 2014
Dena Marie Morris, 67, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in New York. No known survivors.

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Morris M. Miyose

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Oct. 9, 2014
Morris M. Miyose, 75, of Pahoa, Hawaii, an Army retiree and an auto mechanic, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by nephew Marshall and niece Michelle Ota. Private services.

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Wallace Hideo Miyasato

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 13, 2014
Wallace Hideo Miyasato, 65, of Honolulu, a former convenience store manager, died at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Christie L. Miyasato and Kelli A. Blaine, sisters Irene E. Kobayashi and Marlene M. Yamasaki, and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Marie Lawson

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 8, 2014
Marie “Malia” Lawson, 94, of Kaneohe died. She was born in Elsey, Mo. She is survived by brother Rex Murray and sister Doris Hilton. No services.

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Ludivina Balisacan Lagua

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Oct. 25, 2014
Ludivina Balisacan “Ludy” Lagua, 79, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Danilo and Delbert; brothers Leonardo, Fermin and Thomas; sisters Beatriz Fiesta, Sylvia Carino and Florence Vea; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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George Louis Jay

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 9, 2014
George Louis Jay, 73, of Hilo, a retired pipe fitter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Ana De Mello and Miriam Jay-Cluney, brothers Bernard and Albery, and two grandchildren. Services pending.

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Grace Sadako Hiyane

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 14, 2014
Grace Sadako Hiyane, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state social worker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Bruce C. Hiyane, daughter Patricia L. Hirata, sisters Betty Harada and Florence Arakaki, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Setsuyo Hirano

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 15, 2014
Setsuyo Hirano, 86, a retired state Department of Education cafeteria employee at Maemae Elementary School, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Izumi; son Marc K.; sisters Haruko Nakamoto, Yoshiko Kawaoka, Shirley Takahashi and Chieko Kawasaki; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Augustine Sadamu Furumoto

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 14, 2014
Augustine Sadamu “Gus” Furumoto, 87, of Honolulu, a retired geophysics professor at the University of Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chieko, son Gregory H., daughter Anne Shintaku, brother Warren, sisters Grace Zukeran and Elaine Furumoto, and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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John Rodney Ferreira

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 13, 2014
John Rodney Ferreira, 80, of Ahualoa, Hawaii, retired owner of Cattleman’s Restaurant in Waimea, a former real estate broker and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by nephews Mike and Marv, nieces Marlisa and Michelle, sister-in-law Marilyn and hanai brother Arthur “Toto” Eaton. Private services.

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Donna Marie Faria

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 19, 2014
Donna Marie Faria, 67, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired registered nurse at North Hawaii Community Hospital, died in Pohai Malama. She was born in Anacortes, Wash. She is survived by husband Walter Jr., sons Rob and William Lowry, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Melvin Daniel De Costa

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Oct. 26, 2014
Melvin Daniel De Costa, 71, of Waipahu, a retired Honolulu Police Department captain and director of security at Chaminade University, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rochelle K.; daughters Deidre Harrison, Pualani Todd and Noilani De Costa; stepson Roman Kaai; stepdaughter Michelle Caouette; hanai daughter Kanoe Cobb-Adams; brother Harold; sister Barbara Long; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 29 at Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Carolyn O. Crowder

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Oct. 2, 2014
Carolyn O. Crowder, 82, of Kaneohe, a data processor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons George, Joseph and Malcolm; daughters Audreen Williams and Carolyn Crowder; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Shane Kanenui Bishaw

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 4, 2014
Shane Kanenui Bishaw, 48, of Kailua, a drywall installer, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Christina S., brother Kamalu and sisters Tione Bishaw and Misty Kaniho. Visitation: 9 a.m. Nov. 29 at Kailua Beach Park pavilion, near the boat ramp. Services: 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Please bring your own beach chairs. Updated information for an obituary published Nov. 8.

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Leslie Aranaydo

Posted On November 22nd, 2014 -

Oct. 26, 2014
Leslie Aranaydo, 83, of Waipahu, a Tileco retiree and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Incarnation; son Lester; daughters Marian Hema, Denise Jose and Paula Fisher; brothers Philemon, Harry, Edward, Gerald and Joseph; sisters Josephine Sarno, Doris Yrojo and Marilyn Salgado; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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