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Shizue Yoshimura

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 25, 2014
Shizue Yoshimura, 84, of Wahiawa, an Abo Laundry retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by son Wayne; daughters Sharon Yoshimura and Joy Miller; brothers Hiroshi, Kiyoshi and Sakae Takenaka; sisters Reiko Yanabu, Sachiko Beird and Hiroko Nakamura; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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Robert Isao Yokoyama

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 20, 2014
Robert Isao “Bob” Yokoyama, 87, of Kailua, a retired Hygrade Electric electrician, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jeanette F.; sons Mark, Scott, Nelson and Bradley; sisters Emily Yamada, Doris Otake and Grace Furukawa; and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Jean Yoshiko Yasuda

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 5, 2014
Jean Yoshiko Yasuda, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hartford Insurance kitchen helper, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wayne, sister Toshiko Kurozumi and a grandchild. Private services.

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Betty Sachiko Yanagida

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 12, 2014
Betty Sachiko Yanagida, 77, of Kailua, a retired secretary, died in Waipahu. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by brothers George and Mark, and sisters Jean Wagonseller and Elsie Knudsen. Private services.

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Clarence K.F. Wong

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 27, 2014
Clarence K.F. Wong, 84, of Honolulu, a retired electronic technician from Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. and RCA Institute in New York, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Marjorie B. Mau. Private services.

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Wallace Kazuo Uyehara

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 12, 2014
Wallace Kazuo Uyehara, 81, of Waipahu, a retired freelance photographer and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife May, son Dr. Kris, daughter Heather and sister Ethel M. Fujiki. Private services.

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Mildred Michiko Tomitagawa

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 4, 2014
Mildred Michiko Tomitagawa, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Ritz Department Store salesperson, died at home. She was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. She is survived by son James H. Jr. Private services.

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Satsuki Takaki

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 10, 2014
Satsuki “Susie” Takaki, 87, of Honolulu, a former co-owner of Takaki Sanyo-Do, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Manchuria, China. She is survived by son George M., daughter Joyce M.T. Fujimori, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Tsuneichi Takahashi

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 24, 2014
Tsuneichi Takahashi, 91, of Paauhau, Hawaii, a retired welder from the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died in Dela Rosa Foster Home in Honokaa, Hawaii. He was born in Paauhau. He is survived by daughters Cindy Coronel and Sandy Takahashi; sisters Tsuyuno Watanabe, Tsuyuko Tanaka and Tsuya Takahashi; and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Charlotte Galaza Soto

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 18, 2014
Charlotte Galaza Soto, 58, of Waianae, an employee at Tasty Freeze and Waianae Store, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers James Jr., Louis and Clyde Sr., and sister Jennie. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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George Masakatsu Sawai

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Oct. 25, 2014
George Masakatsu Sawai, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired Title Guaranty chief financial officer and treasurer, and an Army veteran, died in North Richland Hills, Texas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances; sons Lance, Ross, Ryan and Kyle; daughters Linda Hirano and Julie Mosteller; brothers Kenneth, William and James; sister Margaret Mita; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Justin Michael Saragosa

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 10, 2014
Justin Michael Saragosa, 30, of Kapolei, a Healy Tibbitts Builders certified crane operator, will be remembered in services 6:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Justin Jr., father Gerald G. Sr., mother Robin Rodero, brothers Gerald and Jason, half sisters Christel Rosario and Leiahi Saunoa, and grandparent Ramon Rodero. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Dec. 28 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services at noon. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Serge Emilien Lucien Salles

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 8, 2014
Serge Emilien Lucien Salles, 58, of Maryland, a retired electrician, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in France. He is survived by wife Louisa Peat O’Neil. Private services.

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Roger Eugenio Quimoyog

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 9, 2014
Roger Eugenio Quimoyog, 41, of Honolulu, an Aqua Aloha Surf Hotel employee, died in Kailua. He was born in Espiritu, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Karen; daughters Viena A. Manuel and Nicole S. Quimoyog; parents Lorenzo and Virginia; brother Romeo; and sisters Marilyn Gacula, Luzviminda Vicente, Maritess Domingo and Jean Jucar. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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E. Jean Paterson

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 14, 2014
E. Jean Paterson, 98, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Paterson, N.J. She is survived by daughter Emeline Jeanne, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private celebration of life.

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Shizue Nancy Oda

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 10, 2014
Shizue Nancy Oda, 92, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Clyde F. and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Chieko Nitta

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 11, 2014
Chieko Nitta, 94, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Waimea High School cafeteria helper, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Glenn T. and Gary S.; daughter Gail Y. Kawamura; brother James Okada; sisters Sakiko Okihara, Nobue Watanabe and Tokiko Murakami; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Elizabeth Crozier Nicholson

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 9, 2014
Elizabeth Crozier Nicholson, 91, of Honolulu, a retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by sons Don Jr. and Rick, and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Masaji Nakashima

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 12, 2014
Masaji Nakashima, 89, of Aiea, a retired carpenter, died at home. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Kiyomi, sons Dan and Eddy, daughter Amy Nishihara, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Shizuka Motoishi

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 15, 2014
Shizuka Motoishi, 92, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a homemaker and former independent cane planter, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Onomea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Michael, Harold and Wayne; daughter Sue Escalona; brother Wallis Nagareda; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Michael John Morris

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 16, 2014
Michael John Morris, 46, of Kihei, Maui, a Makena Beach and Golf Resort food and beverage manager, died. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by wife Andrea G.; son Jonathan; daughters Samantha and Ashley; mother Teresa; brothers William, Patrick, Scott and Michael; and sisters Amber Peyton, Anne Moessner, Mary Jo Christenson and Teri Long. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kihei. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Sakiko Yamada Miyao

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 20, 2014
Sakiko Yamada Miyao, 95, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County Civil Service Department deputy director, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Glenn and Cris, hanai son John Leite Jr., seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Bruce Michael Mahoney

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 16, 2014
Bruce Michael “Doc” Mahoney, 62, of Ewa Beach, a Realtor at Veterans Realty and Century 21, and professor at Kapiolani Community College, Leeward Community College and Honolulu Community College, died in Waipahu. He was born in Little Falls, N.J. He is survived by son Brinton, daughters Samantha and Lindsey, sister Michelle Fissori and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Emily Tandal Lapa

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 15, 2014
Emily Tandal Lapa, 89, of Waialua, a retiree from civil service at Schofield Barracks, died in Waialua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Barbara Penington, Pauline Lime, Angela L. Bugarin, Lucille Tashiro and May Lapa; brothers Andrew and Stanley Tandal; sister Flora Kelsey; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Carl Lanning

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 10, 2014
Carl “Carlito” Lanning, 80, of Kapaa, Kauai, a fisherman, died. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sister Carrie Carvalho and numerous other siblings. Private celebration of life.

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August Lahaina Kuroda

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 8, 2014
August Lahaina “Augie” Kuroda, 88, of Aiea, a retired bus driver from Oahu Transit Services, a retired parking attendant from Standard Parking and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen P.; sons August Jr. and Wayne; daughters Judy Leslie, Anna Rodrigues and Karen Kuroda; brothers Anthony and Homer Kuroda, and Clinton Leong Sr.; sisters Frances Chang, Abigail Chong and Ana Young; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Shigeru Kitashima

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 22, 2014
Shigeru “Shig” Kitashima, 99, of Aiea, a retired Oahu Sugar Plantation supervisor, died in Aiea. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by son Wayne S., daughter Joyce S. Asato, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kiyoshi Kitagawa

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 2, 2014
Kiyoshi “Larry” Kitagawa, 84, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Gas Co. retiree and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by daughter Kathleen R. Himeda; brothers Chisato and Sunao; and sisters Fumie Takamura, Fusae Nakamura and Mitsue Morihara. Private services.

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Catherine Karol

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 13, 2014
Catherine Karol, 89, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a General Electric secretary, died at home. She was born in Easton, N.Y. She is survived by sons James and Thomas, hanai daughter Dorine Peregrim, brother Paul Peregrim, sister Julia Ballestero and three grandchildren. Services held.

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Jeanne Yasuko Kaneshiro

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 17, 2014
Jeanne Yasuko Kaneshiro, 91, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gordon Matsuda and Dane Kaneshiro, daughter Avis, brother Dr. George Uesato and five grandchildren. Private services.

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