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Manuel Sylva

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

Aug. 14, 2015
Manuel “Manny” Sylva, 83, of Oregon City, Ore., an Army veteran, died in Oregon City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rosalie; son Anthony Laul; daughter Elizabeth Newton; sisters Mary Sylva, Katherine Valdez and Janice Yoneda; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 28 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Norma Nobuko Shidaki

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

May 2, 2016
Norma Nobuko Shidaki, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Holsum Bakery accountant, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wallace; sons Wallace Jr. and Wade; daughter Norene Machida; brother Nathan Noda; sisters Sally Geiger, Marian Kiyuna and Evelyn Evangelista; and five grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. May 29 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

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Milton Lee Roscoe Jr.

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

April 18, 2016
Milton Lee “Mike” Roscoe Jr., 72, of Kaneohe, a city manager in Missouri, died at home. He was born in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by wife Carolyn, sons Robert and Scott, daughters Sachiko and Jan, sister Susan Casebeer, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ruth Fusako Katsuda

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

April 26, 2016
Ruth Fusako Katsuda, 93, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband Henry K., son Henry, daughters Frances Bean and Meldene Katsuda, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Alfred Hon Hing Hee

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

April 6, 2016
Alfred Hon Hing Hee, 89, of Honolulu, a retired attorney and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Winifred H.Y., daughter Carol L.W., sister Mabel H. Goo and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 31 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Hisako Komamiya Hayashida

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 21, 2016
Hisako Komamiya Hayashida, 80, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Tochigi-ken, Tochigi-shi, Japan. She is survived by husband Katsuyoshi; son Glen; daughter Aileen; brother Yasuo Komamiya; sisters Eiko, Tsuyako and Sueko; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Aleta Robin Kalanikapu Fu

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

May 20, 2016
Aleta Robin Kalanikapu Fu, 61, of Kapaa, Kauai, a state child support enforcement officer, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Edwin Jr.; sons Brian and Byron Perreira; daughter Malia Freitas; brothers Michael, Ronald, Leo and Jack Blackstad; sister Alexa Samio; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 28 at Kapaa Missionary Church. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. No flowers.

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Daniel Robert Michael Dunphy

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

May 10, 2016
Daniel Robert Michael Dunphy, 23, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents John and Gaye, and sister Caitlyn. Services: 11:30 a.m. May 28 at Epiphany Church, 10th and Harding avenues, Kaimuki. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to United Self-Help. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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William Divinney Bohan Jr.

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

April 4, 2016
William Divinney Bohan Jr., 84, of Kaneohe, an automobile manager and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in St. Louis. He is survived by wife Leslie “Dee”; sons William III and Robert Bohan, and Michael Rixford; daughter Carrie Montgomery; sisters Marilyn Valenzuela and Virginia Rodriguez; and three grandchildren. Military honors ceremony: 1 p.m. June 2 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. at Waikiki Yacht Club. Condolences: oahumortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Donald Neil Basham II

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

May 9, 2016
Donald Neil Basham II, 55, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Texas. He is survived by father Donald N., mother Marilyn S., brother Steven R. and sister Leilani. Services: 3 p.m. May 28 at Kokololio Beach Park, Kamehameha Highway, Hauula.

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Feliciano Sanchez Barroga Jr.

Posted On May 25th, 2016 -

May 13, 2016
Feliciano Sanchez “Bert” Barroga Jr., 91, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Manuel, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juliana; sons Boy, Amado, Edilberto and Richard; daughters Jocelyn O’Donnell, Mary Ann Deck and Rosemarie Matsushima; 22 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 29 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Final services and burial to be held in the Philippines.

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Eugene Quon Yau Tom

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

May 10, 2016
Eugene Quon Yau “Gino” Tom, 82, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor for the city road department, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Derek, Isaac K., Boyd, Brian, John K. and Jesse Q.Y. Tom, and Mike K. Luis and Alexander K. Novikoff; daughter Euleen K. Bell; brother Bernard Tom; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 27 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Service: 10:30 a.m. Very casual attire. Condolences: diamondhead mortuary.net.

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Douglas Kazuharu Sonoda

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

April 15, 2016
Douglas Kazuharu Sonoda, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Architects 2 owner, retired architect for the Facilities Planning & Management Office at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and an Army veteran, died in a private care home in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace H., sons Michael H. and Keith H., and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. June 18 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Stanley Susumu Sato

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

May 15, 2016
Stanley Susumu Sato, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Duty Free salesman, died in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Dorothy C., son Gregg Y., daughter Sandra J. Yago and brothers James S. and Robert F. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 28 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Service: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Amos Moses Santana

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

May 16, 2016
Amos Moses Santana, 76, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a truck driver for Trojan Lumber, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sheila K.; sons Amos “Leo,” Nicholas and Teodorico; daughters Candeleira, Tammy, Debra, Bernadette, Maria and Juanita; brothers Johnny, Herbert and Herman; sister Alice S. Mercado; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held at a later date. Condolences: homelani memorialpark.com.

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John Rodrigues Jr.

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

May 1, 2016
John Rodrigues Jr., 85, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department officer, retired truck driver for the federal government at Fort Shafter, driver’s license examiner and Coast Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beverly; sons John III, Mark and Aaron K.; daughters Gloria and Sarah; stepsons Kenneth Silva and Michael Vega; stepdaughters Penny Scanlan, Terry Riley, Vanessa Cabral and Charisse Vega-Johnson; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Thomas Toshio Otsubo

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

April 25, 2016
Thomas Toshio “Tommy” Otsubo, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired technician for Otis Elevator and an Army veteran, died in Kina Ole Estate. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Joyce, daughters Donna Lee and Laurie Chang, sister Ethel Miyasaki and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Annie Shinae Morimoto

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

May 7, 2016
Annie Shinae Morimoto, 89, of Aiea, a retired waitress, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Earl and Wayne, brother Harry Shinno, sister Dorothy Matsuda, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Connie Salud Mestrovich

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

May 1, 2016
Connie Salud Mestrovich, 86, of Honolulu died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ryan M. Gilla, Lyle Freitas and Anthony K. and Carty Mestrovich; sister Josephine Virtudes; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Service: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Joseph C.G. Lum

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

May 12, 2016
Joseph C.G. Lum, 78, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Kauai Surf housekeeper, died in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by brothers Benjamin and Raymond; sisters Christina Ikeda, Lydia Au, Ada Conching and Elizabeth Takahashi; and hanai family the Kaleiohi family. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 25 at Kapaa First Hawaiian Church. Service: 10 a.m. Flowers welcome. No monetary offerings.

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Delpidio Labuguen

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

May 18, 2016
Delpidio “Sonny” Labuguen, 83, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Wilcox Memorial Hospital maintenance worker, died. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Cresencia M.; sons Patrick, Robert, Brian, Darryl and Delphin; daughters Delia Hamada and Monica Labuguen; brothers William Labogen and Arnold Labuguen; sisters Rosamilla Sagmaguen, Helen Relacion, Rosita San Miguel and Gloria Aqui; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. May 27 at St. Catherine Church, Kapaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Hatsue Koda

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

April 23, 2016
Hatsue Koda, 95, of Aiea, a retired ‘Iolani Sports Wear seamstress, died at home. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughters Jane Yogi and Carol Kumataka, brother Masao Watari, sister Mitsuko Sakurai, nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Reginald Kahalekipa Kanoho

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

May 17, 2016
Reginald Kahalekipa Kanoho, 81, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Roger S. and Lino S. Monica, and Reggie Jr. and Kevin Kanoho; daughters Camilla S.M. Yorong and Christina Pico; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 28 at St. Patrick’s Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Kenneth Kazumi Ito

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

May 8, 2016
Kenneth Kazumi Ito, 98, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired welder for the former Kau Sugar Co., died in Kau Hospital. He was born in Kapapala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Fujiko, sons Vernon and Newton, daughters Leatrice Hirohata and Jerre J. Tokairin, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Hiram Milvet Kamakea Hee Sr.

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

May 16, 2016
Hiram Milvet Kamakea Hee Sr., 83, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired engineering department employee for Pono Kai Condos, died. He was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Henry K., Hiram “Mil” and Wesley; daughters Winifred “Lei” Cotner, Bernice “Kee-Lam” Lambert and Kehaulani Hee; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life/graveside services: 11 a.m. June 3 at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Jack Y. Hatayama

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

April 21, 2016
Jack Y. Hatayama, 93, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired owner/operator of the former Hatayama Bus Service and Auto Repair, and an auto mechanic, auto body repairman and bus driver, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Mountain View. He is survived by wife Shigeko; sons Howard, Arnold and Lloyd; daughter Joy Tomosada; brother Mack; sisters Harriet Kotake and Aileen Muramatsu; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Sherrel Leyton Hammar

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

May 17, 2016
Sherrel Leyton Hammar, 84, of Honolulu, a pediatrician and chief of pediatrics at Kapiolani Medical Center as well as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He was born in Caldwell, Idaho. He is survived by wife Shirley G. Hammar, daughter Kathryn H. Pryor and three grandchildren. No services. Donations suggested to John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, or Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. No services.

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Donald R. Gradle

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

May 16, 2016
Donald R. Gradle, 86, of Mililani, a retired Air Force veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in New York. He is survived by sons Herbert K. and Michael K.; daughters Amber T. Saniatan, Christine S. McAngus and JoMarie Holt; brother Richard Gradl; sister Joan Bingenheimer; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Department of Veterans Affairs or cancer research.

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Patsy Chieko Fukushima

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

April 15, 2016
Patsy Chieko Fukushima, 101, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center dietary cook, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Robert, Joe and Dennis; daughter Eileen Wilton; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. May 28 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Service: 11:30 a.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Barbara Jane Eichelbarger

Posted On May 24th, 2016 -

May 14, 2016
Barbara Jean Eichelbarger, 91, of Kailua-Kona, an intermediate algebra/math teacher in Michigan, died in the Regency at Hualalai. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by daughters Barbara Pianin, Linny Vermeire and Sally Berkey; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

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