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DAMASO “DEMY” S. LAGADON

Posted On September 15th, 2014 -

DAMASO DEMY S. LAGADON Age 82, of Aiea, HI, passed away August 8, 2014 in Aiea. Born February 2, 1932 in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Beloved father and grandfather. He retired from Grace Pacific, formerly known as Pacific Concrete and Rocks. A club member of Sampaquita, Pasuquinios & Oahu Fraternal Association. He is survived by sons, Rey (Yolanda) Lagadon of NV; Cresencio “Chris” (Marleen) Lagadon, Nelson (Selena) Lagadon; daughter, Laurie L. (Correy) Marr of WA; grand- children: Justin, Jessica, Chloe, Jasper, Juriel. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (Sept 19) at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (99-312 Moanalua Rd., Aiea); Family Program 10:00 a.m., Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Yoshi Kishida Young

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Sept. 12, 2014
Yoshi Kishida Young, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kahala Nui. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by son Lawrence; daughter Audrey Wong; sisters Hiroko Kishida, Sakiko Okada, Haruko Shiozaki and Masako Watanabe; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Takeo Uyehara

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Aug. 31, 2014
Takeo Uyehara, 85, of Hilo, a retired meat department manager at the former Food Fair Supermarket and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in a care home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Lorna Kuwahara; brothers Yasunobu and Yukio; sisters Jean and Shizue Yafuso, Akiko Higa and Sadako Kaneshiro; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services held. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Fuku Yokoyama Tsukiyama

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Sept. 3, 2014
Fuku Yokoyama Tsukiyama, 89, of Honolulu, a retired director of volunteers for Kuakini Medical Center, died at home. She was born in Salinas, Calif. She is survived by husband Ted T., sons Paul T. and Timothy K., daughter Sandra A., brother Wako Yokoyama, sister Hisako Okabayashi and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Harris United Methodist Church. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Bessie Shizuye Takahashi

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June 27, 2014
Bessie Shizuye Takahashi, 89, of Honolulu, a retired finance administrator at Sears Ala Moana, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers James and Donald. Private services.

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Joel Alikakeanu Patricio

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Aug. 19, 2014
Joel Alikakeanu Patricio, 34, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Therese “Tess,” son Bear, daughter Zoe, parents Russell and Patricia “Pat,” sisters Johnna and Hanayo, and grandmothers Grace Hislop and Florence Saito. Private services.

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Alexander Kahoohanohano Parker Jr.

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May 30, 2014
Alexander Kahoohanohano Parker Jr., 90, of Waimanalo, a truck driver for B&C Trucking Co., died in Kailua. He was born in Waiawa. He is survived by sons Alexander III, Lionel and Wes; daughters Alice Parker and Sondra Bush; sister Maria M. Kauhane; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keolu 1st Ward, 1461 Kanapuu Drive, Kailua. Services: 11 a.m.

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Kathleen O’Donnell

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Aug. 20, 2014
Kathleen “Malia” O’Donnell, 70, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband John; sons Ronald “Chris” and Kurt Cox, and Ryan Brownell; parents Henry Sr. and Catherine Llanos; brothers Henry Jr. and Andrew Llanos; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Richard Seiji Odo

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Aug. 22, 2014
Richard Seiji Odo, 79, of Kailua, a retired glazier estimator for Honolulu Glass and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Helen, son Reagan, daughter Kimberly Hirao, sister Wilma Lovell and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Florence Fuyuko Murasaki

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Aug. 24, 2014
Florence Fuyuko Murasaki, 70, of Pearl City, a retired teacher at Honowai Elementary School, died in Islands Hospice Home. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Noal M. and Wade T., brother Lincoln Fujimori and sisters Lillian Nakamoto, Anna Fujimori, Patricia Dale and Eleanor Suma. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Keiden Kenji Lee

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Sept. 5, 2014
Keiden Kenji Lee, infant son of Rhiana Terai and Brian Lee of Honolulu, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Jinusean and grandparents Stuart and May Terai, and Alan and Jae Sil Lee. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Stacy Tony Laa

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Aug. 20, 2014
Stacy Tony Laa, 58, of Waianae, an Army National Guard member, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen K.; sons Stacey S. and Sterling K.; daughters Stacynn M., Stasha M. and Stanya M. Laa, and Starlyn M. Palacat; hanai son Virgil; hanai daughters Valeria and Valanda; brother Eddie; sisters Shirley Titialii and Rita Laa; numerous grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Flowers welcome.

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Shiro J. Kudo

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Aug. 29, 2014
Shiro J. Kudo, 83, of Honolulu, formerly of Chicago, a retired graphic designer and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in Lima, Peru. He is survived by wife Irma Higashide-Kudo, brother Eigo and sister Nami Kudo-Okamoto. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Ulrich Kimmich

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Sept. 11, 2014
Ulrich “Uli” Kimmich, 48, of Kailua-Kona, a media designer and a missionary with University of the Nations, died at home. He was born in Schramberg, Germany. He is survived by wife Becky, son Nicolas, daughter Jana, parents Guido and Rita, and sisters Beate Missel and Nicole Grafe-Heppner. Services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Living Stones Church, Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to University of the Nations, toward the Lokahi Transmedia & Arts Studio.

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Alice Chiyeko Kawato

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July 25, 2014
Alice Chiyeko Kawato, 82, of Honolulu, a retired teacher for Liliuokalani Elementary School, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by caregivers Masayoshi and Juliet Shimabukuro. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark Episcopal Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Emma Manauaokalani Kaawakauo

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March 16, 2014
Emma Manauaokalani Kaawakauo, 87, of Honolulu, a state Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Elias Jr. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Diana Faye Owehulani Kaaekuahiwi

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May 22, 2014
Diana Faye Owehulani Kaaekuahiwi, 65, of Las Vegas, formerly of Waimea, Hawaii, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Merle Jr. and James, daughters Cheryl and Amy, sisters Delsa and Diedre Bertelmann, and 10 grandchildren. Service at noon Sept. 26 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo.

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Edwin Allen Heiser Sr.

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Aug. 11, 2014
Edwin Allen “Eddie” Heiser Sr., 68, of Kapolei, a retired Alcal Roofing roofer, died in Kapolei. He was born in Hanover, Pa. He is survived by wife Anna M.K.; sons Edwin A. Jr. and Michael K.; daughter Destry Ann A.; brothers James, Roy, Eugene and Allen; sister Katherine Fuller; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Violet Mew Sum Chun Fong

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Aug. 22, 2014
Violet Mew Sum Chun Fong, 89, of Honolulu, an administrative assistant, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stanley and Dana, daughter Cynthia Lee, brother Harry Chun, sisters Peggy Sui and Edna Chang, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Community Church of Honolulu. Services: 1:30 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Dinner: 3:30 p.m. at Pah Ke’s Chinese Restaurant, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Donald A. Clothier

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Aug. 9, 2014
Donald A. Clothier, 85, of Honolulu, a manufacturer’s representative, died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Christine Serafin-Clothier, son Van D., daughter Julia E. and brother Van D. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Waikiki Yacht Club. Donations suggested to Youth Sailing c/o Waikiki Yacht Club Education Foundation.

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Diane Opuulani Brown

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Aug. 18, 2014
Diane Opuulani Brown, 65, of Waianae, a retired Securitas sergeant, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William Jr. and Michael, daughters Michelle K. Brown and Kiana Hewlen, sisters Helen “Pomai” Nizo-Basques and Mickey Nizo-Kapua’ala, and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lester W. Ah San

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Aug. 26, 2014
Lester W. Ah San, 65, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by sister Sharon M. Rogers. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Graveside committal service: 1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Hilo. Casual attire. No flowers.

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DAVID CHONG SHUN LUM

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

DAVID CHONG SHUN LUM September 7, 2014 David C.S. Lum, 92, of Honolulu, spent 35 years as a Federal civil service employee who worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard during WWII, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the U.S. Coast Guard. After retiring from his Federal career, he then worked for the City and County of Honolulu for 5 years as a Kaneohe waste water treatment plant operator. He died in Honolulu after a brief illness. He is survived by beloved wife Beatrice Lai Lum, sister Virginia Wat, daughter Shirleen (Eric) Willis, sons Vernon, Warren (Laura), and Mervin (Sandra) Lum, 4 grand- children and 5 great grand- children. Visitation time Saturday, September 20, at 9:00 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary, followed by services at 10:00. Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park on Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m. Casual/aloha attire. No flowers.

GEORGE “PO’O” WALLACE HI’ILANIWAI KANIHO

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

GEORGE PO’O WALLACE HI’ILANIWAI KANIHO Age 78, of Honolulu, HI, passed away August 26, 2014 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, HI. Retired custodian, State of Hawaii. Also, long time volunteer with the King Kamehameha Day celebrations. Preceded in death by: Parents, George & Gladys Kaniho; Brother, Alvin Kaniho, Sr. Survivors: Wife, Debra Kaniho, Brothers, Elroy (Eleanor) Kaniho, Maxwell Kaniho; Sister, Lorene (Robert) Lawrence; Sister-in-law, Cynthia “Chinini” Kaniho; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10 to 11:30 am, at Oahu Mortuary. Service to begin at 11:30 am, luncheon to follow. Aloha attire is suggested.

EDWIN “EDDIE” ALLEN HEISER, SR.

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EDWIN EDDIE ALLEN HEISER, SR. Age 68, of Kapolei, HI, passed away August 11, 2014 in Kapolei. Born September 7, 1945 in Hanover, PA. Retired roofer from Alcal Roofing. He is survived by wife, Anna M. Kalinowski Heiser; sons, Edwin A. Heiser, Jr., Michael K. Heiser; daughter, Destry Ann A. Heiser; brothers, James (Christine) Heiser, Roy (Judy) Heiser, Eugene (Petra) Heiser, Allen (Sherry) Heiser; sister, Katherine Fuller; 1 grandchild. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers.

STACY TONY LAA

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STACY TONY LAA Age 58, of Waianae, HI, passed away August 20, 2014 in Waianae. Born March 10, 1956 in Honolulu, HI. A member of the Hawaii Army National Guard. He is survived by wife, Karen K. Laa; daughters, Stacynn M. Laa, Starlyn M. (Godfrey) Palacat, Stasha M. Laa, Stanya M. Laa; sons, Stacey S. Laa, Sterling K. Laa; hanai daughters, Valeria, Valanda; hanai son, Virgil; sisters, Shirley Titialii, Rita Laa; brother, Eddie Laa; numerous grandchildren; one great- grandchild. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Sept 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Flowers Welcome.

MIYOKO “ELAINE” YOKONO

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MIYOKO ELAINE YOKONO Age 86, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 1, 2014 in Waipahu. Born November 23, 1927 in Ewa Village, HI. Retired as a revenue accounting bookkeeper for Hawaiian Electric Company. She is survived by daughter, Ellen Demchok; son, Roy (Clara) Yokono; 7 grand- children; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

MAMORU “GORI” HIRATA

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9-14-667965--Mamoru-HirataMAMORU GORI HIRATA Mamoru “Gori” Hirata, age 87, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away August 28, 2014 in Honolulu. Born on February 12, 1927 in Hilo, Hawaii, he was a retired carpenter for Hirata Builders. Preceded in death by wife, Lily Hirata, he is survived by daughters, Ann Cowels, Donna (Bill Bigay) Hirata; son, Guy (Jodie) Hirata; sister, Beatrice (John) Hoshino; grandchildren, Nicole Hirata, Kevin Cowels, Matthew Cowels, and Guysen; and great granddaughter, Kiare Nako. Visitation 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 19, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service at 11:00 a.m. Casual attire. Private inurnment.

SANTIAGO MONANILIA NAVIA, AKA JUNIOR SANTY KEAKAULAULOA

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SANTIAGO MONANILIA NAVIA, AKA JUNIOR SANTY KEAKAULAULOA Born Sept 19, 1938 born in Kuliouou, Oahu passed on April 20, 2014 in San Marcos, CA. He was a well known “Beach Boy” teaching Waikiki tourists to surf and was a tandem surfing champion. Santy was also a construction worker, mason, gambler, fisher. He served in the US Army. He was known for his humor and his amazing heart & will be missed by everyone who was blessed to be loved by him. He is survived by daughter, Kristen Kiele (Mike) Thomason; grandchildren, Benjamin Kai, Maya Kalani, and Lucas Kaleo ; siblings, William “Billy” Bray (Trixy) Gasper, Charles “Sonny” Edward (Verda) Gasper, Mary Kahope (Lannie) Berryman, and Franklin Navia; cousins; nieces; nephews & friends. Preceeded in death by sister, Frances Leilani Montgomery. Services will be held at Kualoa Beach Park on September 20 at 9 am, scattering of ashes and lunch to follow. Please visit online memorial http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/Santykeakaulauloa

EMMA MANAUAOKALANI KAAWAKAUO

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9-14 EMMA KAAWAKAUOEMMA MANAUAOKALANI KAAWAKAUO February 8, 1927 – March 16, 2014 Attended St. Andrew’s Priory, Graceland College. Worked for the Department of Transportation and Division of Highways 36 years. Loved learning, reading, movies and CPK. She is survived by her brother Elias Jr. and her many nieces and nephews. Services and internment will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Diamond Head Memorial Park and will begin graveside promptly at 10:00 am and will conclude by 11:00 am. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services LLC.


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