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Alice Mary Teehan

Posted On August 31st, 2016 -

Aug. 22, 2016
Alice Mary Teehan, 84, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Michael and three grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date in Farmingdale, N.Y. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Ianthe Lee Oshima

Posted On August 31st, 2016 -

Aug. 19, 2016
Ianthe Lee Oshima, 75, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Button, S.D. She is survived by husband Wallace T.; sons Daniel, Timothy, David and Jeffrey; daughter Laura Haney; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Sept. 4 at Parker United Methodist Church, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Harold Alfred Marques

Posted On August 31st, 2016 -

Aug. 17, 2016
Harold Alfred Marques, 88, of Aiea died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Arnold W. Burial: 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Larry Kirkland

Posted On August 31st, 2016 -

Aug. 17, 2016
Larry Kirkland, 80, of Kailua-Kona, a Federal Aviation Administration environmental support unit retiree and a Marine Corps sergeant, died in Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. He was born in Vallejo, Calif. He is survived by wife Merleene; daughters Sue Lynn Compton, Kaleikaimana Mookini, Lori Hobby and Tracey Sheridan; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Nam Sung Fernandez

Posted On August 31st, 2016 -

Aug. 8, 2016
Nam Sung “Mona” Fernandez, 83, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by son Jaimes Oh; daughters Jong Ja “Sunny” Abe, Soon Ja Love and Herbianne Kircher; brother Benjamin Huh; sisters Nam Boon Yu and Nam Sook Yu; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Patrick Cascayan Esteban

Posted On August 31st, 2016 -

Aug. 10, 2016
Patrick Cascayan Esteban, 56, of Honolulu, a commercial airline skycap, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepmother Juliet, sister Rose Wages and half brother Chamille. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 2 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Waikane. Mass at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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John Daniel Engelhard

Posted On August 31st, 2016 -

Aug. 19, 2016
John Daniel Engelhard, 80, of Honolulu, a Navy engineer, died in Waipahu. He was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by sister Claire Gadzikowski. Private scattering of ashes at sea. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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Travis John Hoomano Bonoan

Posted On August 31st, 2016 -

July 31, 2016
Travis John Hoomano Bonoan, 35, of Honolulu, a cook, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Abraham and Charlene, brother Shannon and sister Chelsea. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 4 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Grace Y.L. Apao

Posted On August 31st, 2016 -

July 10, 2016
Grace Y.L. Apao, 93, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons David G., Daniel R. and Darryl R.; daughters Winona A. Nakamura and Louwena R. Kong; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

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Florentina Cadelina Acob

Posted On August 31st, 2016 -

Aug. 17, 2016
Florentina Cadelina Acob, 95, of Omao, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Roberto, Dominador, Felipe Jr. and Ramon; daughters Cleotilde Vea, Anita Corpuz, Fe Esposo, Arecia Lapuebla, Norma Acob and Cindy Marugame; sister Rufina Eder; 35 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 16 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel, Koloa. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 17 at St. Raphael Church, Koloa. Mass: 11 a.m Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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Lylis Itsuye Wakabayashi

Posted On August 30th, 2016 -

July 26, 2016
Lylis Itsuye Wakabayashi, 94, of Aiea, a Waianae Store retiree, died in Pearl City. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by daughters Ayne Nakamura and Lynn Wakabayashi, brother Bert Yamashita, sisters Evelyn Orita and Allison Uyehara, and four grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Rita Marie Tavernese

Posted On August 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 7, 2016
Rita Marie Tavernese, 87, of Waianae died. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by sons James, Barry and Frank Jr.; daughter Frances Tavernese-Powell; brother Paul J. Black Jr.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Fred Mitsuo Shinsato

Posted On August 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 6, 2016
Fred Mitsuo Shinsato, 89, of Waianae, a retiree of the Naval Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Mary M., daughters Sonia Ako and Karen Ayau, brother Richard, sister Ethel Fukeda, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:45 a.m. Sept. 1 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Luzviminda Viernes Palilio

Posted On August 30th, 2016 -

July 28, 2016
Luzviminda Viernes Palilio, 76, of Hilo, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. factory worker in Keaau, died in Hospice of Hilo, Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Modesto; sons Rodolfo V., Noel V., Ronel V. and Kenneth V.; brothers Sebero Viernes and Teodocia Colobong; sisters Constancia Calimlim, Pacita Pataueg, Rosalina Cabal, Primie V. Ribao and Maria V. Respicio; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sept. 2 at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. All-night vigil: 9 p.m. at the family residence, 35 Ahona Place, Hilo. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Sept. 3 at First Born Temple, 181 Oio St., Hilo. Services: 9 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park.

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Realine M.A. Ogino

Posted On August 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 22, 2016
Realine M.A. Ogino, 61, of Honolulu, a medical records clerk, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Walter; sons Lopaka and Reed Biondine; daughter Renee Armendariz; brothers Claudio and James Abaro; sisters Napua Carveiro, Lorna Kanno, Ponci Abaro and Nani Asuncion; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Lawrence Wah Chau Ng

Posted On August 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 13, 2016
Lawrence Wah Chau Ng, 88, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Telcom employee and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Mitchell and Colin, daughters Raenette Neves and Kappy Ng, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sept. 3 at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Herman Kahekili Moke

Posted On August 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 11, 2016
Herman Kahekili “Kili” Moke, 61, of Hilo, a professional musician and vocalist with Naturally, the Moke Brothers and Men in Black, and a former employee of Roberts Hawaii Inc. and Affordable Catering & Okazuya, died in Pohai Malama, Hospice of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Justin S.K., daughters Celestine I. Richards-Moke and Carlene I. Tejada, brother Herbert K., sisters Sandra H. “Sandy” Lee and Theresa S.K. Becktel, hanai brothers Robert P. “Hoss” Keliihoomalu III and Charles “Charlie” Moody, hanai sisters Theresa “Resa” Correa and Thelma K. “Buff” Kamekona, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Sept. 3 at Malia Puka o Kalani Catholic Church, 326 Desha Ave., Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m.

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Alice Leinaala McKeague Kane

Posted On August 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 24, 2016
Alice Leinaala McKeague Kane, 97, of Kaimuki, an administrative assistant for the federal government, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Philip K. Jr., brother Albert McKeague, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Catholic prayer services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Kekoa John Kamakawiwo’ole

Posted On August 30th, 2016 -

July 29, 2016
Kekoa John Kamakawiwo’ole, 25, of Mililani died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Wesley, mother Joy, sister Lehua, stepmother Audphylia and grandparents John “Papu” and JoAnn. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Lei welcome.

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Dorothy Ichikawa

Posted On August 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 7, 2016
Dorothy Terumi Seki Ichikawa, 79, of Kailua-Kona, a retired educator, died at home. She was born in Imperial City, Calif. She is survived by son Colin, daughter Jeri, companion Alan Tabayoyon, brother Yoichi Seki, sister Brenda Iiyama and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Yutaka Fujimoto Sr.

Posted On August 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 15, 2016
Robert Yutaka Fujimoto Sr., 81, of Mililani, a retired supervisor for the City and County of Honolulu and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He is survived by wife Daisy W.; sons Robert Jr., Sean Sr. and Shane; daughters Keliinani Eberhart and Kanani Alos; brother George M.; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Melvin Oie Quon Dang

Posted On August 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 8, 2016
Melvin Oie Quon Dang, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Sears Roebuck & Co. major appliance division manager at Ala Moana Center, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Eleanor F., son Sherman, daughters Vivian Todo and Sharon Sahara, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kikuyo Yoshimura

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

Aug. 14, 2016
Kikuyo Yoshimura, 96, of Hilo, a co-owner of the former Yoshimura Gas Station, died in Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Melvin and Clyde, daughters Jean Flynn and Anne Okazaki, sisters Sueno Shioi and Kiyono Nakamura, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Russel Brian Tom

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

July 30, 2016
Russel Brian Tom, 60, of Waianae, a mason for Edward and Sands Construction and a member of Local 630, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Daphne H. Kahawai-Tom; sons Preston I., Daxton-Brian M. and Ruston-Samson P.K. Tom, and Jason B. Nguyen; daughter Shantell-Tiare H. Tom; brothers Thomas L.K. Jr. and Randolph E. Tom; hanai brothers James Waimau, VanDewy “Joe” Kahumoku and Jerri Fernandez; sisters Leona P. Dolan, Audrey J. Fuschel, Linda M. Gass and Roxane Selma Becker; hanai sister Louella “Cuddles” King; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 92-900 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 3 at the church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Janice Shigeko Tokunaga

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

Aug. 19, 2016
Janice Shigeko Tokunaga, 89, of Kaneohe, a U.S. Customs cashier, died. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by son Ken and brother Kenji Fujisato. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 3 at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Aloha attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Medecins Sans Frontieres-Doctors Without Borders or PBS Hawaii.

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Louise Mae Tokumura

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

Aug. 13, 2016
Louise Mae Tokumura, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired Tripler Army Medical Center registered nurse, died in Kailua. She was born in Burbank, Calif. She is survived by husband Raymond K., daughter Michelle Lynn Damitio, brother Barry Babine and sister Gabrielle Oster. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Shirley Agua Suganuma

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

Aug. 3, 2016
Shirley Agua Suganuma, 87, of Pearl City, a district manager for the Morrow Crane Co. and an Ethics Commission employee for the City and County of Honolulu under Mayor Eileen Anderson, died in Aiea. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Melvin S.L.; sons John D. and William Bortfeld II, and Raynard and Raymond N. Suganuma; daughters Donna Keliinoi, Deena Miller, Cindy Low, Shirley Simao and Raynette Suganuma-Carlson; sister Rosinda Auffrey; 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Karen Arlene Smith

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

Aug. 17, 2016
Karen Arlene Smith, 70, of Kihei died at home. She was born in California. She is survived by daughter Erin and sister Diane Adams. Private services to be held at a later date.

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Fred Mitsuo Shinsato

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

Aug. 6, 2016
Fred Mitsuo Shinsato, 89, of Waianae, a retired employee at the Naval Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Mary M., daughters Sonia Ako and Karen Ayau, brother Richard Shinsato, sister Ethel Fukeda, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:45 a.m. Sept. 1 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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James Gordon Serrao

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

Aug. 6, 2016
James Gordon “Jimmy” Serrao, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired Honolulu police officer and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Katherine “Emi,” son Michael Serrao, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 3 at St. Ann Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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