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Stephanie Lavern Canencia Onekea

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

64 years old, of Waipahu. Born on March 18, 1952 in Honolulu and grew up in Kalihi. She died on March 10, 2017 at Kaiser Hospital Moanalua.

Survived by her husband Joseph Onekea, children; Tanya Ganitoen (Martin), Taralynn Onekea, Joey Onekea, Jonathan “Kaipo” Onekea (Elisabeth), Tasha Bautista (Carlos), Tiare Onekea and Tiana Onekea, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services will be held on April 24 at 6:00pm, Mililani Cemetery, Mauka Chapel. Burial will be on April 25 at 8:30am at Mililiani Cemetery.

Yoshiaki Nakamura

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

Yoshiaki Nakamura, 84, of Honolulu, passed away on March 15, 2017. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and an Aloha Airlines aircraft mechanic retiree. He is survived by his wife, Stella (Yamanoha) Nakamura; daughters, Lynn (Wayland) Kam and Terry (Kevin) Green; brother, Masaaki (Lily) Nakamura; grandchildren, Michael Kam and Ciera-Joy (Lance) Ulmer. Private services held.

Toyoko Taba

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

89, of Honolulu, passed away on April 2, 2017 at Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers, Seijin, Seishin (Violet) and Kenneth Ganeku; sister, Joyce Kino; and by nieces and nephews. Private services held.

Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Helen Yukiko Noborikawa

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

90, of Honolulu, passed away on March 25, 2017. Born in North Kohala, HI, she was a retired State Department of Education educational assistant at Liholiho Elementary. Preceded in death by daughter, Susan Gingrich, she is survived by her husband, Curtis; son, Curtis (Lori) Jr.; daughter, Donna; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Daisy Kushino, Florence Jones and Judith Asamoto. Private services held.

Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Ruby Sachino Shigemura Eyke

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

90, of Kaneohe, a retired secretary for the University of Florida, passed away on March 21, 2017 at Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by her sister, Harriet Shigemura. An interment service will be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. Bouquets and lei only. No monetary gifts please.

Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

George Takashi Oda

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

87, of Honolulu, died March 27, 2017. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired owner of Oda Catering Service, Inc.

He is survived by son, Harry (Ann); daughter, Wendy; grandson, Alex; brother, Dr. Francis T. Oda; sister, Barbara Y. Ishida.

Visitation 4 pm on Saturday (April 29) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services will be held at 5:00pm. Burial will be on Tuesday, May 2 at 10:30am, Punchbowl Cemetery. No flowers. Aloha Attire.

Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Shirley Yoshiko Ono

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

61, of Honolulu, passed away on April 8, 2017 at Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by her sisters, Nancy Ono, Naomi (James) Suehisa and Valerie Ono; and by one niece and one nephew. Private services held.

Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Lorna C. Archer

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

Lorna Coleen Archer, 77, last residing in Las Vegas, formerly of San Bruno, CA and Honolulu, HI passed away Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was a retired bookkeeper survived by daughters Renee Archer Nakashima of Honolulu, HI and Stacey Colleen Archer-Little, of Las Vegas and formerly of Honolulu, HI; five grandchildren, Rico and Tiare Nakashima, Trey and Travis Little and Haley Jo Yap. She is reunited in heaven with husband, George Marcel Archer, Jr. She touched many lives and will be deeply missed. Information regarding memorial services can be found at PalmEastern.com.

Leota Overbey Frost

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

Leota Overbey Frost, 96, of Waimanalo, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2017 in Kailua, Hawaii with her family by her side. She was born January 16, 1921 in Urich, Missouri. She was a teacher for 41 years and retired from Waimanalo School. She continued as a substitute teacher at Windward area schools for many years after retirement and was a member of Hawai’i Alpha Delta Kappa.

She is survived by daughter Lesley Makekau; grandchildren Diana (Jerome) McDonald, Tom (Sandy) Urban, David Makekau, Maile Makekau and James Frost-Winn; and great-grandchildren Jeremy McDonald, Brooke McDonald, Rain Makekau, and Emalia Makekau. Predeceased by brother Warren Overbey and daughter Stephanie “Jinjur” Frost-Winn.

Visitation at 9:30am Saturday April 29 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Celebration of life at 10:30am. Casual attire.

Edward Lanakila Brighter

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

BRIGHTER, Edward Lanakila, 87, of Louisville, Kentucky passed away April 17, 2017. Born in Kamuela, Hawaii. He was a Korean war veteran, a retired heavy equipment operator for Grace Pacific Co. and a singer with The Motet Group. He played music and enjoyed most of ALL kanikapila with his brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces. Edward is preceded in death by his parents, James Kaleimaemae and Mary Ann aka Meleana (Kahinu) Palaika Brighter; sixteen (16) brothers and sisters; his 1st wife Jacqueline Pele Chow Brighter; and his 2nd wife JoAnn Elias Brighter. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Betty Arlene (Whitlow) Brighter; son, Victor Kalani Brighter (Jon); daughter, Jan Kehaulani Lunsford; step sons, James LeMaster (Travis), Wayne LeMaster (Margie), David LeMaster (Leigh); step daughters, Elsie Mae Balgas, Charlene (Kawika) Keaweehu, Darlene Cruz; grandchildren, Naneakoamaka (James) Livingston, Wilbur Lunsford, Janine Kau’ileolani Lunsford; great grandchildren, James Kapilioha Livingston, Jacqueline Kekamaehuokalani Livingston, Jonah Kamanuiokalani Livingston, Jersey Keahemailieikealopali Livingston, Julian Lanakila Lunsford; and many other family members. Funeral services will commence as follows on April 29, 2017 at the Brighter Estate located in Kamuela, Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii. Visitation 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. services at 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow. Those of you who wish to share your musical and dance talents please join us in Edward’s Celebration of Life!!

Arrangements Provided By: Dodo Mortuary, Inc.
* Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home

Michael Masayuki Kakesako

Posted On April 23rd, 2017 -

Michael Masayuki Kakesako, 89, passed away on April 8, 2017 at his home in Pinole, California.

Michael was was born on September 21, 1927 in Papaikou, Hawaii, the youngest of six children to Kuichi and Shigeno Kakesako. Michael served in the U.S. Army from 1946 1948, as an Interpreter and Translator during the Occupation of Japan, and was in the 441st Counter Intelligence Corp. His service was distinguished by the WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal and earned him the rank of Staff Sergeant. One highlight Michael recalled was riding one of the emperor’s horses while stationed in Japan. During this time, he trained in Judo and achieved the rank of a black belt. After returning from Japan, Michael married Lorna Chun on May 17, 1952.

Michael had a special place in his heart for public service and obtained Bachelors of Arts in 1952 and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Hawaii. His career in social work began as a houseparent for the Koolau Boys home, and later as a social worker for the Maunaloa and Molokai Forestry Camps. From 1957 -1968 he was a probation officer and social worker supervisor for the Hawaii Family Court and the Hawaii State Prison from 1957 1968 and opened the first Half Way House which transitioned the enrolled inmates back into the community. In succeeding years from 1968 -1984, Michael advanced to become the Administrator for the Corrections Division of the Department of Social Services and Housing until he retired in August 1984. He also was an instructor at the University of Hawaii School of Social Work from 1969 1972. He even found the time to serve as Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America during the same years.

After Michael retired, he and Lorna moved to California in 1986. Both avid farmers and gardeners, they ran a 6-acre farm with a walnut orchard and grew apple and fig trees, grapes, and a vegetable garden. They moved to Oregon then Washington and back to Mililani. While in Hawaii, Michael was active with the Disabled American Veterans and helped maintain the property at the Keehi Lagoon Memorial Park. Michael and Lorna’s last move was to Pinole, California in 2013 .

Michael is survived by his wife Lorna; sister, Joyce Inao (Howard) of Honolulu, HI, and children Terry Barber (Mark) of Fernley, NV; Randall Kakesako (Kathy) of Portland, OR; Laura Tindall of Pinole, CA; Sandra Shiraki (Eric) of Kailua, HI. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Christopher Jarose (Joanna) of Adelaide, AUS; David Jarose of Reno, NV; Robert Kelly (Danielle) of Pinole, CA; Reid (Keiko) and Robert Kakesako of Portland,OR; Matthew Shiraki (Yi) of Kailua, HI and Nicholas Shiraki (Yoko) of San Francisco, CA.; and his great-grandchildren, Evangeline and Alexandra Jarose, Tristan and Tara Kelly. Michael was predeceased by his parents Kuichi and Shigeno Kakesako, brothers Paul, Mitsuru, Kenneth, and Tommy. Michael was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.

Private services will be held in El Sobrante, CA at the Smith and Witter Funeral Home on April 28, 2017.

Condolences may be mailed to Lorna Kakesako, 2365 Wright Avenue, Pinole, CA 94564.

Roy Pack On Chun

Posted On April 18th, 2017 -

Roy Pack On ChunOn April 10, 2017, guided by the full moon, Roy left us after 91 wonderful years. Most of those were spent in Honolulu, except for a few mid-youth years at the family home in Shekki, Canton, shared with his 12 siblings. In 1950, he charmed Doris Yuen of Hilo into a marriage that lasted 67 years. Their daughter Ina Rae and son-in-law Jefferson Rice live in Sebastopol, CA. Roy’s pure and simple approach to life kept him wide-eyed and curious about all things, making him a life-long student of history, nature, electronics, woodworking, photography, horticulture, singing, and painting. Easy going and gentle, he enchanted everyone in his wide circle of family and friends, none more than the dozens who call him their second dad. The quintessential salesman, he could sell a fish swimming lessons. If anything needed fixing, his resourcefulness was unmatched and his quick response to crisis rescued many beings from danger. On the wings of all who love him, he has returned home to a new life.

Celebration of Life: Sunday, April 23, 4:00 pm, Unity Church Diamond Head. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Unity Church Hawaii or Hospice Hawaii.

Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

PAGE RICHARDSON DWIGHT

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

PAGE RICHARDSON DWIGHTPage Richardson Dwight was born in Easton, Maryland on April 10, 1928 and passed away on January 23, 2017 in Honolulu in the presence of loving family. Her celebration of life will be held at One Kalakaua, 1314 Kalakaua Avenue, in the Multi-Purpose room, at 2:00 p.m. on March 1, 2017. She is survived by her sister Jodie, her children, Susan, Ellen C.B., Jodie and Gail, 8 grand- children, 5 great-grandchildren, and a niece and nephews. Mrs. Dwight graduated from Randolph Macon Women’s College, moved to Hawai’i in 1952 after marrying Charles B. Dwight III, and obtained her teaching credential and studied accounting at University of Hawai’i. She taught at Kailua and Castle High Schools, and worked for Aikane Tax Services at Bank of Hawai’i. She was active with the Kailua Jaycees, the Windward Hospital, now known as Castle Medical Center, the LaniKailua Outdoor Circle, the Amateur Athletic Union, and for years was involved with water sports, including swimming, diving and water polo. She was the Vice President of Hawaiian Association U.S. Water Polo and Regional Chair, and was the National Chair of both the Registration Committee and National Nominating Committee for U.S. Water Polo. More recently she was involved with the board and the food committee at One Kalakaua. She enjoyed camping and hiking on the various Hawaiian Islands, and enjoyed international travel, duplicate bridge and spending time with her family. Her intelligence, quick wit and well-developed sense of humor kept those around her on their toes and smiling. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Institute for Human Services or the “Charles B. Dwight III ’43” endowed fund at Punahou School.

Betty Ching Wo

Posted On February 19th, 2017 -

Betty Ching Wo of Honolulu passed away at the age of 91 on February 1, 2017. Betty was born on December 27, 1925 to William Chin Chu and Amy Lau Chu. She graduated from Punahou School, and attended Mills College where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in social science and recently was awarded a PhD, Doctor of Humane Letters.

In 1946, Betty married her high school sweetheart Robert Wo, and they recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. Theirs was a true love story, spanning decades, and producing a close and loving family. Her philosophy of respect, appreciation, and kindness to all was an inspiration to her sons, grandchildren, and extended family. She was the gracious hostess of countless gatherings and celebrations, both at the family home in Kaimuki and at the C. S. Wo & Sons store in Honolulu. Much recognized for her compassion, generosity, warmth, and charm, she was blessed by the love that surrounded her.

Betty enjoyed her roles as a devoted wife, full-time mother, popo, auntie, confidante, best friend to many, and avid community volunteer. She served on the Mills College Board of Trustees for ten years and as Hawaii Mills Club President for decades. Betty was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Honolulu Museum of Art for 31 years, and was an active participant in the Garden Club, investment clubs, golf clubs, and many mahjong circles.

Betty is survived by her husband Robert, sons Bub (Polly), Wendell, Michael (Cynthia), Bennett (Susan), Scott (Nancy), and twelve grandchildren, Kristen (Andrew) Beck, Jamie, Kimberly, John, Kellie, Kelsey, Mark, Bradley, Scotty, Betsy, Ally, and Ashley.


A celebration of Betty’s life will be held on
Sunday, February 26
Punahou School Thurston Chapel
Visitation from 1 pm
Services at 4 pm

The family requests no flowers.
In lieu of gifts, please consider making a contribution to the Honolulu Museum of Art,
Punahou School, UH Foundation – Culinary Institute of the Pacific, or Mills College.

Henry C.L. Leong

Posted On January 3rd, 2017 -

88, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9 AM; Services: 10AM on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel. Burial: 12:30 PM on Tuesday, January 10 at Manoa Lin Yee Chinese Cemetery.

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Johanna Tumacder

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 29, 2016
Johanna Tumacder, 78, of Walla Walla, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Bad Bergzabern, Germany. She is survived by son Bernd Broszeit, and daughters Heike Napoleon and Elke Lambrecht. No services.

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Ciriaco Ancheta Tolentino

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 4, 2016
Ciriaco Ancheta Tolentino, 83, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Dredging and Construction carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by companion Enriqueta Vicente, son Eric, daughters Ilyn Narciso and Rosemarie Cordova, brother Jose and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Milton Satoru Sugiki

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 23, 2016
Milton Satoru Sugiki, 62, of Kahului, owner of MCL Plastering, died at home. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by daughter Lee Ann Agabin, brother Myron and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 9 at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 11 a.m. Condolences: ballard familymortuaries.com.

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Joseph Oscar Stevenson

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 4, 2016
Joseph Oscar Stevenson, 75, of Pearl City, a retired OTS bus operator and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in New Orleans. He is survived by sons Tracy, Sidney and Joseph Jr.; brother Manny; and four grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Marion Leimomi Purdy

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 13, 2016
Marion Leimomi Purdy, 75, of Kula, Maui, a retired Tedeschi Winery tasting room manager, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harold, Nainoa, Myron, Byron and Todd; hanai daughter Gwen Conway; sisters Velma Namahoe and Keala Young; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Celebration of life: noon Oct. 8 at Kula Community Center. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Leonard Olayan Jr.

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 6, 2016
Leonard Olayan Jr., 84, of Waipahu, a veteran of the Army, Marines and Coast Guard who served in the Korean War, and a retiree of 3M and Budget Car Sales, died at home. He was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He is survived by wife Marlene P.; sons Jason A. and Kaimana; daughters Kanoelani Olayan, Alva N. Kaua, Nalani Ragasa, Kaena Yurong and Katie Rathburn; brothers Robert, Gilbert, Joseph and Stanley; sisters Mercedes Makekau and Linda Mabalo; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Alexander Elias Kuba Niosco II

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 15, 2016
Alexander Elias Kuba Niosco II, 57, a Beretania Safeway grocery clerk, died in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Camarines Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marie E.; sons Hiroshi C., Cris K.C., Nathaniel F.K. and Jordan R.; daughter Mariko M.; brother Gerardo K.; sister Harumi K. Julianda; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Rosary: 6 p.m. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at St. Philomena Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Stanley Toyohiro Nakao

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 1, 2016
Stanley Toyohiro Nakao, 81, of Honolulu, a retired electrician with IBEW Local 1186, died in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances S., son Derrick K., daughter Claire K., sister Hazel H. Tachibana and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Lester Yukio Masaoka

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 20, 2016
Lester Yukio “Lesta” Masaoka, 59, of Honomu, Hawaii, a truck driver for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Francine; sons Kyle and Kevin; daughters Courtney Uchima and Kasey Masaoka; mother Cecelia; brothers Ted, Sidney and Milton; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire.

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Aurora Leonida Los Banos

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 14, 2016
Aurora Leonida Los Banos, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii clerk, died in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Allan Jr., Michael, Timothy and Chad; daughters Camelia Los Banos, Marie C. Martinez and Siena Lee; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at Mystical Rose Oratory, Saint Louis School. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Sau Ching Lee

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 14, 2016
Sau Ching Lee, 78, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Jackie and Kingsley Kwong, daughters Julia and May Kwong, brother Siu Ming, sister Gau Yee and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services to follow. Private burial.

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Katherine M. Kahapea

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

July 27, 2016
Katherine M. Kahapea, 53, of Kapolei, a supermarket manager, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Geoffrey Jr.; mother Judith Saito; brothers Herbert Jr., Kevin, Delbert and Shaunsey Saito; and sisters Sherena, Norinna and Florinna Saito, and Corinne Duh. Visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at Ka Hale Hoano O Ke Akua Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Bernard Blas Igarta

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 7, 2016
Bernard Blas Igarta, 83, of Happy Valley, Maui, a retired journeyman mason, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Bernard and Alton; daughters Kathleen U. and Norine Igarta, and Cheryl Flores; hanai son Chris Kimball; brothers Clem and Duke; sisters Hazel Chung, Lillian Torriecer and Lucille Olaguer; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Burial: noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ronald Richard Haskin

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 10, 2016
Ronald Richard Haskin, 72, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, a retired electrician and a Navy veteran who served on the USS Yarnell, USS Adams and USS Tattnall, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Royal Oak, Mich. He is survived by wife Kareen W., stepsons James Davis and Todd Goebel, stepdaughters Timari Cox and Tifini Vega, brother Don, sister Gail Braman, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Jitsuko Watanabe Hashimoto

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 16, 2016
Jitsuko Watanabe “Jits” Hashimoto, 88, of Kailua died in Kailua. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Nathan, sons Thomas and Michael, daughters Rosemary and Anne, sisters Yoshiko Kawano and Mary F. Watanabe, and three grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at St. John Vianney Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

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