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Elizabeth Moelilia Tufi

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 15, 2015
Elizabeth Moelilia Tufi, 57, of Kapolei, a maintenance worker at Mokulele Elementary School, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Pulefano T. Tufi and Otis T. Whitman; daughter Muluea P. Mualem; brothers Silafa’i, Pulefano, Samson and Jonathan Tufi, and Ted Jr. and Joshua Hackbarth; sisters Feliua’i P. Leota, Theo Leatumauga, Charmaine Cornell and Jennie Fukushima; and a grandchild. Service: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Albert Tadamasa Tanimura

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July 13, 2015
Albert Tadamasa Tanimura, 80, of Honolulu, a retired vice president for Central Pacific Bank, retired loan officer for the Small Business Administration and Hawaii Economic Development Corp., and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Yamaguchi, Japan. He is survived by wife Patsy M. and son Bradley T. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Jodo Mission of Hawaii. Service: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Margaret Lanakila Samson

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 7, 2015
Margaret Lanakila “Lana” Samson, 72, of Kaneohe, a retired nurse at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Queen’s. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Wilford; children Wade, Wanda and Kealoha; brothers Ronald Morrison, William N. Anguay, Henry Cohen and Lynwood Jenkins; and sisters Naomi Kaalakea-Evanochick, Joy Cohen, Pam Kaalakea, Jean Morrison and Denise Anguay. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Miki Winter Pousima

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 20, 2015
Miki Winter Pousima, 60, of Kailua-Kona, a Methodist minister, J.E. Merks Construction Co. employee and former Kona Ice House employee, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Neiafu, Tonga. He is survived by wife Tumama; sons Mokoi and Siope Pousima, Tovia Tufuga, Stephen Pola and Tauinaola Mapu; daughters Anamalia Maga, Noti Samoa, Cathlyn Tafea and Menorah Kaho; brothers Sitiveni, Amasaia and Nisalati; sisters Kaesita Anitema, Simoa Nau, Atela Vakalahi, Siuiholeva Alo and Ilaise Kuresa; and 22 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at the Church of Nazarene, Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, for an all-night vigil. Additional visitation: 6 a.m. Saturday at the church. Service: 7 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae County Cemetery, Hilo. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gerald A. Patten

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 10, 2015
Gerald A. Patten, 76, of Waianae, a retired Hawaii Department of Education educator and an Air Force retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Blue Hill, Minn. He is survived by wife Judy, son Jeffrey, daughter Julie, brother Dean, sister Debbie Gray and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maluhia Lutheran Church, 85-256 Farrington Highway, Waianae. Service: 10 a.m. Burial in Minnesota.

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Florentina Guzman Palafox

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 14, 2015
Florentina Guzman Palafox, 88, of Waimea, Hawaii, a laundry attendant at The Orchid at Mauna Lani, died at home. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Flordelino, Orlando, Generoso and Marcelino; daughters Patrocina P. Alcantara and Gemma Fujii; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at the family residence, 64-5241 Nani Waimea St., for an all-night vigil. Services to follow. Burial of ashes at a later date at Waimea County Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Shigeo Oshiro

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

May 23, 2015
Shigeo “Shaggy” Oshiro, 88, of Waipahu, an Oahu Plumbing and Sheetmetal retiree and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sister-in-law Hideko and numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

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Lance Yoshiichi Oshiro

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 15, 2015
Lance Yoshiichi Oshiro, 51, of Honolulu, a federal plant protection quarantine officer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Denise; daughters Kailee, Marissa and Megan; mother Norma; brother Dayton; and sister Nadine Yim. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Service: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Tomoyuki Okagawa

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

June 13, 2015
Tomoyuki Okagawa, 88, of Waianae died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Janice T. Togashi and numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

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William Yoshikazu Nakamori

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

June 22, 2015
William Yoshikazu Nakamori, 83, of Wahiawa, a retired Hawaiian Airlines aircraft mechanic, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son Bryce, daughters Jill Ledward and Kim Nakamori, sisters Jean Nacario and Jane Watanabe, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Service: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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James Seiji Nakama

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

June 6, 2015
James Seiji Nakama, 57, of Pukalani, Maui, a former Boeing software engineer, died on Maui. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by sister Dorothy R. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service: 4 p.m. No flowers.

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Sue Lan Mun

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 9, 2015
Sue Lan Mun, 90, of Pearl City, a Hickam Air Force Base accounting department retiree, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert K.C., sons Thomas J. and Phillip K., daughters Eloise Lu and Karen Garcia, sisters Andrea and Lily Yee, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Service: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Helen Alvarez Mendez

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 1, 2015
Helen Alvarez Mendez, 91, of Honolulu, a retired forelady for Young Laundry, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Raymond Jr., daughter Mildred M. Castillo, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Service: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount, 1614 Monte St., Honolulu. Service: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Louis Martines

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 15, 2015
Louis “Louie” Martines, 96, of Hilo, a retired county truck driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Reginald “Reggie” and Michael “Mike”; daughter Pearl Nakamura; brother Manual “Marty”; sisters Isabel “Bella” Miranda, Frances “Sica” Farias, Dolores Vermeulan and Rosa Garcia; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Service: 2:30 p.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section E. Casual attire.

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Gerundio Eublera Madrid

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 9, 2015
Gerundio Eublera “John” Madrid, 98, of Hilo, a retired bellman for the Sheraton Waikiki, a former bellman for the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and a former bell captain for the Alexander Young Hotel, died at home. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Carolina; sons George, Gary and Gilbert; daughters Carolina Griep and Cecilia Madrid; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Service: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section K. Celebration-of-life potluck luncheon to follow at Kolekole Beach Park. Aloha or casual attire.

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Jarrett William Tetsuo Karasaki

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 2, 2015
Jarrett William Tetsuo Karasaki, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired Bank of Hawaii West Oahu senior vice president, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan E., son Chad, daughters Staci Karasaki and Dana Riley, brother John Paul, sister Georgia Goeas and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service: 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the American Cancer Society, Hawaii Pacific Inc., 2370 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96817. Aloha attire.

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Potenciana Carlos Ignacio

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 4, 2015
Potenciana Carlos Ignacio, 86, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Marikina City, Philippines. She is survived by husband Homero G.; sons Dan, Tony and June; daughter Lenny Santos; brothers Armando, Florante and Rey Carlos; sisters Leoncia Chiu, Clarita Pascual, Lulu Reyes and Aida Rufo; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information given in an obituary Saturday.

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Allen Yi Hung

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 16, 2015
Allen Yi Hung, 56, of Honolulu, a project coordinator for WATG Associates, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by wife Fanny, sons Lewis and Arthur, daughter Perry and parents Chi Fai and Annie C.N. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

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Crystal Annette Keonaona Fernandes

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 4, 2015
Crystal Annette Keonaona Fernandes, 41, of Hilo, a store manager for Walmart in Hilo and a former manager for Walmart in Lihue and Mililani, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by wife Anessa, son Victor Velazquez, daughter Ashley Borges, mother Annette Byrd, brothers Alexander “Alika” and Robert, sister Amber and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Service: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Domingo Caporoz

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

June 24, 2015
Domingo “Mingo” Caporoz, 75, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Patricia “Pate,” son Dayne, daughters Denise and Dana, brothers Bonifacio Caporoz and Henry Caporus, sister Josephine Calahate, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Service: 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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Aaron Matthew Barrett

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 22, 2015
Aaron Matthew Barrett, 34, of Waimea, Hawaii, a journeyman electrician, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Provo, Utah. He is survived by sons Aden and Matthew, parents Jeff and Connie, brothers Jeffery and Jacob, sister Christie Barrett-Dean and grandmother Eunice. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waimea. Service: 10 a.m. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Manuel Balagan

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

June 21, 2015
Manuel “Manny” Balagan, 73, of Waipahu, a Kalu Glass retiree and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by son George, daughter Cheyenne Kalahiki, brother Raymond, sisters Sister Anita Marie Rosco and Priscilla Canne, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Service: 6:30 p.m.

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Kalani Jammer Badayos

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

June 26, 2015
Kalani Jammer Badayos, 51, of Waianae, a mover, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Barbara J., brothers Aiolani P. and Solomon K., stepbrother Clyde Ka’aikama and stepsisters Barbara Burns and Ida Asberry. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, Waianae. Service: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering. Casual attire. No flowers. Lei welcome. Condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Lucille Nona Abreu

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 18, 2015
Lucille Nona Abreu, 71, of Mililani died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Frank Jr.; daughters Lori-Ann Fournier, Darcie Patlidzanov and Jennifer Abreu-Hart; parents Edward Tollefsen and Mary Kim; brothers Edward Jr. and Thomas Tollefsen; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Service: 5 p.m. Dinner to follow.

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Doris Cabanilla Saribay

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 15, 2015
Doris Cabanilla Saribay, 65, of Lahaina, a retired Kaanapali Beach Hotel employee, died at home. She was born in Alcala, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Rudy; sons Ryan and Rodney; brothers Felix, Jose, Ludy and Florentino Cabanilla; sisters Essie Arruiza, Nora Takushi, Helen O’Brien and Lani Cabanilla; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Mario Gazmen Sana

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 11, 2015
Mario Gazmen Sana, 59, of Lahaina, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by mother Elena; brothers Bernie, Nestor, Roger and Ariel; and sisters Nancy Acuna, Dinia Gagarin and Digna Slavetinsky. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Maria Lanakila Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Burial details to be announced. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Kirino Salomon

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 13, 2015
Kirino “Chris” Salomon, 85, of Ookala, Hawaii, a retired tractor operator for Hamakua Sugar Co. and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Christopher and Dexter; daughters Judy Enocencio and Renee and Karen Salomon; sisters Carlotta Cablay and Adele Madarang; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Service: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Sueno Saito

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 19, 2015
Sueno “Sue” Saito, 87, of Haiku, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Don Sr. and Ken; brother Tadayuki Murakami; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service: 3 p.m. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Stan Shigeo Saito

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June 24, 2015
Stan Shigeo Saito, 82, of Kahului, a retired maintenance worker with Maui Memorial Medical Center and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Perl, sons Ward and Stuart, daughter Tracey Silva, brother Fred, sisters Ethel Miyahira and Grace Fujimoto, and two grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Ricardo Madrid Saclayan

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

June 24, 2015
Ricardo Madrid Saclayan, 80, of Kahului, a retired landscaper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Batac City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Jesus “Jessie” and Marlo; daughter Janet; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Remembrances at 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11:15 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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