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Robert Howard Yarnell

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 9, 2015
Robert Howard “Bob” Yarnell, 75, of Waipahu, a retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant and an Air Force veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Washington, D.C. He is survived by wife Nora; sons Lance Akana and Jeff Leu; daughters Venessa Meinel, Roblynne Pokipala and Del, Brandi and Blanche Yarnell; brother Frank; hanai brothers Eric Brown and Glen Koki; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Lei and flowers welcome.

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Katsumi Watanabe

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 9, 2015
Katsumi Watanabe, 104, of Pukalani, Maui, a Kohala Sugar Co. carpenter, died at his caretaker’s home in Wailuku. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Allen, sister Sherry Ann, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Harold Ariyoshi Ueno

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

March 29, 2015
Harold Ariyoshi Ueno, 82, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Equipment Co. employee and Quality General retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marion, sons Miles and Randal, daughters Nancy Chock and Janice Fabo, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Tetsuo Tada

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

March 18, 2015
Tetsuo Tada, 98, of Mililani, an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 232nd Engineering Combat Company, and a Pioneer Mill Co. retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Kenneth and Stanley, sister Umeko Iijima and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Michiko Tabon

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 15, 2015
Michiko Tabon, 72, of Kahului, a tour guide, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by husband Orlando, sons David and Steven, daughters Naomi Rierson and Kimberly Tabon, and seven grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Jack William Souza

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 13, 2015
Jack William Souza, 64, of Kaneohe, a retired Honsador lead man, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon “Lei”; son Shannon Carreira; daughters Tonya Lee, Shealee Rodrigues, Billie Jack Kawelo, Keturah Wittig-Souza and Kiara-Maja, Kalena-Acura and Amber Lee Souza; hanai son Charlson; brothers George Jr. and Ezra Souza and Gordon S. Tai; sisters Uilani Souza and Coralee and Coraleen “Jeannie” Tuisaloo; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Zion Holiness Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Andres Ugalde Soliven Sr.

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 4, 2015
Andres Ugalde Soliven Sr., 94, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. machinist, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonora, sons Nestor and Andres Jr., daughter Karen Siangco, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Theresa Church, Kihei. Mass: 7 p.m. Final viewing till 9 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Norman’s Mortuary. Eulogy: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Susan Kazuko Shibao

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 21, 2015
Susan Kazuko Shibao, 87, of Kailua, a retired salesclerk for Duty Free Shoppers JaJa Fashions, died. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by son Glenn H., daughter Amy E., five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Soka Gakkai International-USA Cultural Center. Casual attire.

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Susie Ritsuko Yoshikawa Schaeffer

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

March 29, 2015
Susie Ritsuko Yoshikawa “Queenie” Schaeffer, 82, of Kailua, a retired nurse, died. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Stanley Nawatani; daughters Lynette Seshiki, Toni I. Wong, and Jacquie and Suzanne Schaeffer; hanai son Alton Castillo-Yoshikawa; brothers Edward, Richard and Russell Yoshikawa; 12 grandchildren; three hanai grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Helen I. Roberts

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 18, 2015
Helen I. Roberts, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker and former administrative assistant for Levi Strauss-Hawaii, died. She was born in Port Arthur, Texas. She is survived by sons Warren and Charles, daughter Alice Morris, brother James T. Murphy, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Committal service: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Islands Hospice. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Erlinda Maligaya Jantoc Poche

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 23, 2015
Erlinda Maligaya Jantoc Poche, 74, of Ewa Beach, proprietor of Hawaiian Islands Traditions, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Manuel Sr.; sons Manuel Jr., James and Anthony; daughters Maryanne Savedra and Leslyn Martinez; brothers Reynaldo, Buddy and Nasing Jantoc; sisters Miranda Duarte, Esperida Akeo, Andreda Hookano and Helena Caires; 20 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Rita Duk Jun Pang

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 13, 2015
Rita Duk Jun Pang, 85, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Macau, China. She is survived by husband Yung Poon; sons Donald Lum, and Richard and Gordon Pang; daughters Juliana Pang and Amy Poon; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel. Services at noon. Casual attire. Condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Ernest Alvin Palmer

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 7, 2015
Ernest Alvin Palmer, 83, of Ewa Beach, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died in Ewa Beach. He is survived by brothers Boyd F. and Eric B., sister Catherine Griffin and stepmother Lucy B. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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George Milton Nolan III

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 15, 2015
George Milton “Bono” Nolan III, 55, of Lahaina died. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by son Joshua; brothers Joseph “Steve” and Fernando; and sisters Lorraine Wallace, Linda “Lei Aloha” La’anui and Melia Kahahane. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Service: 6:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Donald Yoshio Kodama

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

March 18, 2015
Donald Yoshio Kodama, 81, of Pearl City, a U.S. Postal Service retiree and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Gladys Y. Kodama Zukeran, son Chris, daughters Robin Korsan and Kelly Kodama, stepdaughters Terri Chew and Kelley Sakaino, brothers David and James, sisters Mildred Shiraki and Mae Ohara, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers.

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Marian Rose Leinaala Ishiki

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 4, 2015
Marian Rose Leinaala Ishiki, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired Liberty House distribution center supervisor, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert Jr., Mark and Eric C.; daughters Karen Tillery, Sharon Ah Nee, Sandra Duldulao, Koren Refamonte and Nadine Begley; brothers Gilbert and Robert Lewis; sister Wilhelmina “Audrey” Mangrobang; 26 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Kaneohe Missionary Baptist Church, 45-131 Waikapoki Road, Kaneohe. Services: 5 p.m. Committal service: 1 p.m. May 4 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Mary Genevieve Gouveia

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 15, 2015
Mary Genevieve Gouveia, 84, of Haiku, Maui, a Kula Hospital retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by daughters Deborah Gouveia, Brenda Calleon, Monica Nakahashi and Angela Kan Hai; brothers Alvin, Robert and Donald Ornellas; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Haiku. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Francesca Carolyn Gabrielli

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

Dec. 27, 2014
Francesca Carolyn Gabrielli, 76, of Honolulu, a retired state auditor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Manhattan. She is survived by son Anthony Spratford; brother Anthony Nesti Jr.; and sisters Janet Schubert, Michelle Nesti and Yvonne Rockwell. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

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Donald Kamuela Ernestberg Jr.

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 6, 2015
Donald Kamuela Ernestberg Jr., 52, of Kihei, a state Department of Transportation maintenance employee and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lorraine; son Kory A. Garaganza; daughters Tera Caparida and Chanel Garaganza; hanai son David Slagle; mother Stephanie Shichida; brothers John and Matthew Ernestberg and David Arcilla; sisters Blossom Flores, Mae Fujimoto, Donna Ernestberg, Hokulani Corpuz and Davena Abad; two grandchildren; and three hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. to noon May 9 at the Rawlins’ residence on Kaapakea Loop, Molokai. Lei welcome. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Natividad Suplemento Dorado

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

March 21, 2015
Natividad Suplemento “Naty” Dorado, 94, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Guadalupe, Makati, Philippines. She is survived by sons Mac, George and Ben; daughters Angelita Bright, Violeta Solis, Emma Adames, Ann Dorado-Schuyler and Darlene Jabson; 29 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Wake service: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church, 95-350 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery, Wahiawa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Margaret DeCoite

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 17, 2015
Margaret DeCoite, 96, of Kokomo, Maui, died at home. She was born in Missouri. She is survived by stepson Joel, brothers Joe and Mike, and sister Helen. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Winifred Leina’ala Nakoa Cockett

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 14, 2015
Winifred Leina’ala Nakoa “Winnie” Cockett, 75, of Wailuku, a Hawaiian-music and hula entertainer, retired Royal Lahaina Hotel housekeeper, and co-owner and operator of Nakoa’s Catering and Kalua Pig Service, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Gordon W. Sr.; sons Gordon Jr., Gary and Pomai; daughter Ramona; sister Sandra Cristofaro; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Eulogy: 11:45 a.m. Mass to follow. Burial to follow at Mahalani Cemetery, Wailuku. Condolences: ballard familymortuaries.com.

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Perfecto Bungcayao

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 20, 2015
Perfecto Bungcayao, 98, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a Gay & Robinson Co. mechanic, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by brother Rogelio, and sisters Josephine Corpuz and Mercedes Villanueva. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel, Lawai. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

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Robert Henry Brockway Sr.

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 11, 2015
Robert Henry Brockway Sr., 86, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired homebuilder and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Madison, Conn. He is survived by wife Olga, sons Robert Jr. and David, daughter Karen Ghen, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John Boy Basques

Posted On April 26th, 2015 -

April 2, 2015
John Boy Basques, 74, of Lanai City, a retired maintenance supervisor, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Winifred; son Robert; daughters Wanda Thompson, Jowina Tellio and Delarae Sato; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Lanai Recreation Center. Service: 10 a.m. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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DOUG JAGO / 1950-2015

Posted On April 25th, 2015 -

Presentation manager had passion for fashion26-B5--Doug-Jago

By Rosemarie Bernardo / rbernardo@staradvertiser.com

Doug Jago’s eclectic sense of style drew the attention of many.

“Some would call him eccentric. Some would call him fashion-forward. Some would call him unique,” said Al Tomonari, retired general manager of Neiman Marcus who worked with Jago since the inception of the department store’s opening in September 1998. “Doug had his own sense of style. He was able to carry that off with his great personality.”

Jago, visual presentation manager for Neiman Marcus, died in Honolulu on April 16. He was 64.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Jago earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa in Florida. He worked at Bloomingdale’s before he moved to Cincinnati and then Los Angeles where he got a job offer to work in visual merchandising at Liberty House in Hawaii.

Jago moved to Oahu in 1991 and worked at the department store before he moved to Neiman Marcus to be part of its visual merchandising team.

Friends and relatives said art was his life’s passion. Along with his creative visual displays, Jago also loved fashion design and acrylic painting.

Close friend Carlos Trahan said he would take broken plate pieces that people typically would throw away and transform them into elaborate jewelry pieces.

Over the past several years, Jago painted more than 120 pieces. They have been sold at a gallery in Palm Springs, Calif., and at showings in Honolulu.

Jago’s geometric and dimensional paintings can be viewed on his website,

babejago.com, named after his mother whose nickname was Babe.

Along with canvases, he painted on clothing, creating his own unique, personal style to match with accessories such as his huge eyeglass collection. Said Nei-

man Marcus’ merchandise manager, Lucy Chelini: “He would find these great jackets and paint on them. Truly, he did wear his own art.”

Said Trahan: “When he had a favorite piece of clothing he didn’t want to throw away, he embellished on it by painting over it.”

Jago also devoted his time to many charity events where he brought his artistic talent to centerpieces and decor.

“Doug was always a person that stepped up and had a positive attitude, whether it was store-related projects or whether it was helping out in the community with the nonprofits,” Tomonari said. “He was always willing to help in any way that he could in the community.”

Jago’s cousin, Stewart, described him as fun-loving and carefree.

“He had one of those magnetic personalities,” Stewart said. “Everybody he met seemed to like him immediately. I never knew of anyone who spoke badly about him or didn’t like him. He just had that kind of vibrant personality.”

Friends and relatives said he will be best remembered for his warm personality, willingness to help and personal style.

Services are pending.

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Kazuo Yamamoto

Posted On April 25th, 2015 -

March 6, 2015
Kazuo Yamamoto, 83, of Pearl City, a retired equipment operator for Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Lihue, Kauai. He is survived by wife Nora; sons Blair, Kurt and Lance; daughters Joni Yamamoto and Jill Nakasone; sister Barbara Ricketts; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Joan Kunimune Teraizumi

Posted On April 25th, 2015 -

April 16, 2015
Joan Kunimune Teraizumi, 64, of Waipahu, a state Department of Education librarian for Waiau Elementary School, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Tadahiko “Tad”; son Jon T.; daughter Yumi; sisters Lynne M.K. Mitani, Ann M.K. Seo and Joy H. Talaro; and a grandchild. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Betty Hideko Tatsuta

Posted On April 25th, 2015 -

March 26, 2015
Betty Hideko Tatsuta, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lester T.; daughters Winifred K. Tatsuta, Janet K. Tatsuta-Byrnes and Bernice T. Hamada; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Russell Takashi Segawa

Posted On April 25th, 2015 -

April 3, 2015
Russell Takashi Segawa, 61, of Mililani died in Mililani. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by daughters Lindsay and Ashley, mother Myrna, brother Alan and sisters Sarah Yokote and Annette Segawa. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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