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Angela Primina Yokotake

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 18, 2016
Angela Primina Yokotake, 91, of Honolulu, a retired child caregiver for Waimea Elementary School on Kauai, died in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Niki Fukuroda and Penny Murata, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m.

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Sadao Yamamoto

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Jan. 16, 2016
Sadao Yamamoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired George Murashige Contractors carpenter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dennis, daughter Amy, brother Tetsuo, sister Alice Moriwake and a grandchild. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Violet Y. Van Epps

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Jan. 9, 2016
Violet Y. Van Epps, 93, of Kaneohe died. She was born in Aukuni, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Faith Salas; son Brian Goings; brothers Henry, Robert and Daniel Yotsuda; sisters Kimiko Okano, Natsuko Pitts and Misue Shota; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Kenneth Kaname Tomita

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Jan. 20, 2016
Kenneth Kaname Tomita, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk and an Army veteran, died in Hale Nani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by sons Jason M. and Troy A., daughter Tina M. Morishima, companion Karen Okubo, brother Leon, sister Lily and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Salaevalu Manuo Toilolo Thomsen

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Jan. 25, 2016
Salaevalu Manuo Toilolo Thomsen, 68, of Waipahu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by husband Billy; daughters Leuta and Matilda Toilolo; son Totoa Toilolo; sisters Lonise, Fitugafulu, Sepolataemo and Rowena Toilolo; brothers Oliovaigafa and Safsten Toilolo; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Laie Cemetery. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Natsuko Yamamoto Tada

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Jan. 24, 2016
Natsuko Yamamoto Tada, 86, of Kapaa, Kauai, an employee of Kapaa Big Save Snack Bar and Kapaa Bakery, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward H., sons Glenn and Leslie, daughters Deborah Tada and Susan Wilson, sister Reiko Yoshimura and five grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Eiko Tamaki Sakuma

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Jan. 31, 2016
Eiko Tamaki Sakuma, 84, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired housekeeper for the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Taiwan. She is survived by sisters June Bennett and Michiyo Kakazu, and brothers Hitoshi and Yogi Tamaki. No services. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Rebecca Jo Pouliot

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Jan. 24, 2016
Rebecca Jo “Becca” Pouliot, 68, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired seafarer, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. She is survived by daughter Regina Joblin. No services.

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Elsie Hisano Nakagawa

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 27, 2016
Elsie Hisano Nakagawa, 65, of Aiea died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Ernest N. and sisters Thelma M., Helen N., Amy K. and Nancy H. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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De’Juley Tiffany Michaels

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 12, 2016
De’Juley Tiffany Michaels, 44, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sisters Ofeira Wilson, Samiulaula Mareko and Marietta Lemafa; and brothers Eteuati, Alesana and Scott Michael, and Tulei Pele. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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James McAlister

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 19, 2016
James McAlister, 93, of Mililani, a missionary, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. He was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He is survived by wife Helen, son Daniel, daughter JoAnne Morikawa and four grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Oceanview Bible Chapel.

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Eric Hornor Liljestrand

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Jan. 23, 2016
Eric Hornor Liljestrand, 67, of Makawao, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by brother Bob and sisters Wendla Liljestrand and Lana Craigo. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Ricardo C. Lapenia

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Jan. 2, 2016
Ricardo C. Lapenia, 103, of Wahiawa, a Dole Plantation retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by sons Lawrence, Danny, Rowland and Anthony; daughters Caroline Paasch, Frances Tomei, Magdaline Yadao, Arlene Burton and Jennifer Ibert; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Carmen Rosa Hiroko Kitagawa

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Jan. 12, 2016
Carmen Rosa Hiroko Kitagawa, 94, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Lima, Peru. She is survived by husband Shoji, son Gary K., daughters Karen Kitagawa-James and Carol Kitagawa, sisters Chisato Onuma and Satchie Kawamoto, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Lorraine Yoshiko Kaneshiro

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Jan. 5, 2016
Lorraine Yoshiko Kaneshiro, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Holo Holo Apparel seamstress, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wesley T. Harano and Marc Y. Hirata, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Satuday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m.

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Christine Namaka Kakalia

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Jan. 13, 2016
Christine Namaka Kakalia, 81, of Ewa Beach, formerly of Wahiawa, a receptionist for Cutter Dodge Pearl City, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kohanaiki, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Wayne; sons Edwin, Wendell and Leslie Lorenz, Wesley Tailan and Robert Manning; daughters Carol Hashimoto, Roxanne Czarnick, Virginia Silva and Brenda Villegas; brother Julias “Sonny” Lee; sisters Ala Ouye and Sadie Cardoza; 36 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kanana Fou Church, 94-261 Kunia Road, Waipahu. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Takashi Ishihara

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Jan. 26, 2016
Takashi Ishihara, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration clerk and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys; sons Alan, John and Glenn; daughter Anne Sakamoto; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Dennis Michael Hesia Sr.

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Dec. 27, 2015
Dennis Michael Hesia Sr., 70, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Highway Construction foreman and a professional boxer and trainer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Colleen L. Dwyer Hesia; sons Frank Mousser, and Dennis M. Jr., Richard J., Robert D., Everett I.D. and Dennett M.K. Hesia; daughters Shereen M. Hesia Garcia and Deneen K.D. Hesia; brothers John and Frank Hesia, Enrique Rodrigues, and Richard, Delbert and Darryl Diaz; sisters Matilda Hesia, Emelia Rodrigues and Lori Diaz; and numerous grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ulu Mau Village, Heeia State Park, 46-465 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Richard Alan Henderson

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Jan. 29, 2016
Richard Alan Henderson, 69, of Keaau and Volcano, Hawaii, a retired finish carpenter, boat builder and maintenance head at Volcano Golf & Country Club and a Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by brother Robert S. Private services.

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Robert V. Fraker

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Jan. 7, 2016
Robert V. Fraker, 83, of Kaneohe, a former airline and flight school owner and manager, Cessna Aircraft International Division employee and an Oklahoma Air National Guard veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Chickasha, Okla. He is survived by nieces Cathy Gruber, Janis Cibelli and Gail Whipple; and caregiver Jaime Horton. Committal services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. at 95 Nakoko Place, second floor, Honolulu Airport.

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Apolonia Cortez Fontanilla

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 5, 2016
Apolonia Cortez Fontanilla, 96, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Clemente, Urbano and Ruben; daughter Caridad Cortez; sister Feliciana Piano; brother Crispin Cortez; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jean Yin Gyau Yee

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 15, 2016
Jean Yin Gyau Yee, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Leahi Hospital librarian, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael and Merrill, daughters Leila Lee and Lynnell Yee, brother Clifford Kong, sister Annette Liu and three grandchildren. Private services.

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John Craig Wong

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Jan. 28, 2016
John Craig Wong, 62, of Mililani, a state deputy attorney general, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Donna Marie F., son Xavier, daughters Natasha Fortune-Checotah and Nikita Fortune-Wong, mother Eugenia C., brothers Steven D. and Thomas J., and a grandchild. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Elizabeth Pualani Wessel

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 7, 2016
Elizabeth Pualani Wessel, 76, of Hilo, a retired front-office hotel clerk and retail sales clerk, died in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Terry K. and Paul K.; hanai daughter Hassie Zitnik; brothers Andrew Jr., Robert “Bobby” and John Kualii; sister Rachel Melim; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Service: 10 a.m. Graveside urn committal service: 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Lei welcome.

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Elizabeth Nania Welch

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Feb. 3, 2016
Elizabeth Nania Welch, 62, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Hauula. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jestin Keo; daughters Donna, Love, Cherish, Tasha, Shantel “Sugar” and Thelma “Micey”; brother Dennison Kalua; sisters Jackie Keliihoomalu, Jocelyn Fry and Nancy Kamanu; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 13 at Greater Mount Zion Holiness Church. Service: 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Yoshiharu Tsubouchi

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Jan. 13, 2016
Yoshiharu Tsubouchi, 83, of Honolulu died in Mililani. He was born in Kyoto, Japan. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; son Brodwick M.; daughters Lynn Lee, Kathryn Kim and Karen Bryan; brother Yoshinobu; sisters Chizuko Sakakida, Hisako Fujiwara, Kazuko Sano and Chieko Honda; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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William Charles Sardinha

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Jan. 16, 2016
William Charles “Billy” Sardinha, 59, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commerical & Sugar Co. crane operator and tournahauler operator, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Wilsand, Trysand and Krysand; stepdaughters Aaralynn and Aaralee DeCambra and Aaralyle Decambra-Moniz; mother of his children Sandra; mother Beatrice; brother Michael; sisters Virgie Delapinia, Corinna Cadiz and Denise Sardinha; and 18 grandchildren. Family visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 12 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Friends visitation: 6 p.m. Service: 7 p.m. Urn burial: 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Joshua Dean Kahekili Sampoang

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 26, 2016
Joshua Dean Kahekili “Josh” Sampoang, 29, of Ewa Beach, a Young Brothers employee, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Juliana M. “Julie,” stepfather Mark Gentry, brothers Kalae Sampoang and Jacob Russell, stepbrother Johnny Gentry and stepsister Noelle Russell. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Service: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Emma Saki

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Jan. 24, 2016
Emma Saki, 95, of Lahaina, a retired Royal Lahaina Hotel housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Mike and Akoni Vierra, daughters Julie Hill and Sandra Vierra, hanai daughters Katie Nishihira and Hami Bullion, 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 13 at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Jose Tiglao Rivera

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Jan. 7, 2016
Jose Tiglao Rivera, 90, of Aiea, an Army veteran and a retired security police captain for the Department of Defense at Clark Air Base, Philippines, died in Aiea. He was born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalina T.; sons Alexander, Gerardo, Joseph and Marlo; daughters Theresa Mercado, Lorna Bolosan, Pamela Teopaco and Rosanna Brown; brother Edmundo; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 11 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Wake service: 6 p.m. Committal service: 11 a.m. Feb. 12 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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