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Jan Kayo Yamanoue

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

May 17, 2015
Jan Kayo Yamanoue, 40, of Wailuku, a state social worker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by companion Tony Ligorio, hanai daughter Sonovia Ernest, parents Kazuo and Judith, brother Kenny and sister Kristi. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church Center, Wailuku. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Bonifacio Viernes Jr.

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

April 24, 2015
Bonifacio Viernes Jr., 58, of Honolulu, a maintenance assistant and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Blaise K., mother Yvonne R. Maio Viernes, brother Berman K., sister Galdeen L., hanai brother James Maio, hanai sister Prelldeen Hicks and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information given in obituary Saturday.

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Robert Jin Song

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

April 17, 2015
Robert Jin Song, 33, of Norman, Okla., an auto mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in Oklahoma City University Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Collin, Carsyn and Isaac; parents Jeffrey Hidano and Bok Pun Song; hanai parents Lloyd and Nan Suk Rogers; brothers Alexander and Reginald Rogers and Ralph Clark; and grandparents Hidano and Song. Service: 1 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Christian Church, 45-416 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Beatrice Ladera Santos

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

May 2, 2015
Beatrice Ladera Santos, 94, of Wailuku, a retired Baldwin High School cafeteria worker and a Tokyo Tei kitchen worker, died at home. She was born in Waihee, Maui. She is survived by son George G. Jr., seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park, main section. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Nora Jean M. Perez

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

May 11, 2015
Nora Jean M. Perez, 65, of Kapolei, a city Department of Finance and Motor Vehicle Registration employee, died. She was born in Papakolea. She is survived by sons John R. Jose and Kaniela H.R. Perez, daughter Naneki, sisters Susan Ross and Frances Barnett, and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Oahu Mortuary Chapel. Service: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Christa Johanna Metzger

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

May 10, 2015
Christa Johanna Metzger, 73, of Kailua, a hairstylist, died in Good Samaritan Society Pohai Nani. She was born in Neudeck, Germany. She is survived by husband Reinhold, son Michael, daughter Susan Duclayan, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Church, 920 Keolu Drive. Mass: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Claudia Mildred Kaohu

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

March 26, 2015
Claudia Mildred Kaohu, 67, of Nanakuli, a supervisor for Bric-a-Brac/Hawaiian King Candies, died in the Queen’s Medical Center West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward C.K. “Chris”; daughters Josette, Jessie, Jody, Jennifer, Janelle and Jilleen Kaohu and Jhirbrina Kepaa; nine brothers; 32 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial gathering: 4:30 p.m. May 31 at Westside Mauka Pavilion, Lualualei Naval Road, on the left side before the military entrance. Casual attire. Condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Blanche C. Javier

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

May 16, 2015
Blanche C. Javier, 77, of Pukalani, Maui, a former Host International food services employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughters Bernadette “Bernie” Medeiros, Marietta Fujio and Henrietta “Tweety” Javier-Warren; brother Eugene Lehua; sister Shirley Ilar; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Eulogy: 11 a.m. Prayer service: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Darin Kazuo Kamaki Higashiguchi

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

April 23, 2015
Darin Kazuo Kamaki Higashiguchi, 44, of Honolulu, a Coca-Cola Bottling Co. inventory manager, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Dennis T. Higashiguchi and Kay Hartsell; brother Dennis Jr.; stepmother Kathleen; stepfather Rick Hartsell; stepsisters Amy Weintraub and Tracey Robinson; and grandmothers Mildred Higashiguchi and Florence Puana. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Julia C. Fort

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

May 15, 2015
Julia C. Fort, 94, of Makawao, Maui, died at home. She was born in Makawao. She is survived by daughters Delgadina Fort and Judith Olsen, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Julita Bocalbos Escarrilla

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

May 21, 2015
Julita Bocalbos Escarrilla, 85, of Waimea, Hawaii, an Illinois naval base seamstress, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Lupao, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ernesto and Romeo, daughters Helen Inocencio and Lalaine Gavina, brothers Jamie and Benjamin Bocalbos, sister Rosario O’Neil, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the family residence, 64-147 Makaloa Loop, Kamuela. Additional visitation: 8-10 a.m. Wednesday at the residence. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Honokaa County Cemetery. Casual attire. Call 896-4013 for more information.

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Domingo Robles Dulay

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

April 27, 2015
Domingo Robles “Doming” Dulay, 91, of Waipahu, an Army veteran who served in World War II and a Leonard’s Bakery retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Ana; sons Jimmy, Alfred and Jeff Randy; daughters Melba Ilarde, Irene Dulay, Edna Polahon, Ruby Dulatre and Olivia Sadio; sister Porferia Velasco; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Service: 10:30 a.m. Committal service: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Wah Kam Ching

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

May 1, 2015
Wah Kam Ching, 94, of Honolulu, a federal truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rose; son Kamson; daughters Darrylyn Rawlins, Alva Primm and Jana Doucette; brothers Walter, Godfrey, Robert, Gerald, Gordon and Vernon; sisters Juanita Lam, Abigail Kam, Mary Jane Domingues, Vivian Zimmerman and Loretta Nekota; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information given in obituary Saturday.

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Dominador Cleopas Cachola

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

April 14, 2015
Dominador Cleopas Cachola, 73, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Nagbukel, Philippines. He is survived by wife Erlinda C.; son Dominador C. Jr.; daughters Berny M. Cachola, Susan B. Maltezo and Brigitte C. Wilson; brother Romeo C.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program: 9:30 a.m. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Arturo Cabatbat

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

May 8, 2015
Arturo “Art” Cabatbat, 69, of Ewa Beach, a retiree from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 56, and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Enid L.; sons Erik A. and Jake P.; daughter Raquel R. Limtiaco; brothers Orlando “Ronnie,” Edgar S., Cesar S. and Roy S.; sisters Teresita “Tessie” Dungo and Vivian C. Escanio; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Program eulogy: 6:30 p.m. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Charlene Leimomi Fox Anderson

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

May 4, 2015
Charlene Leimomi Fox Anderson, 63, of Pearl City, a retired supply technician at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Trevor and Sean; daughters Tiana Anderson and Frances Fox-Anderson; brothers Walter Jr., Robert Sr. and James; sisters Jo-Anne Gonzales and Billie-Jo Fox-Edrada; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Robert Ian Adams

Posted On May 24th, 2015 -

May 17, 2015
Robert Ian Adams, 33, of San Diego, a Navy service member, died aboard the USS Rushmore. He was born in Florida. He is survived by wife Daisy M., son Trent, daughter Aniela, father Anthony, mother Diane Denton, brother Richard and sister Geneva. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Friday at Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Service: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Harold Yokoyama

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

May 6, 2015
Harold Yokoyama, 94, of Honolulu died. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Rona, sons Ross and Len, and daughters Leslie Young and Lee Balcita. Private services.

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Blossom V.Y. Yamamoto

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

April 29, 2015
Blossom V.Y. Yamamoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired office supervisor for the federal government, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Laurence “Larry” and Ernest; daughters Charlotte Unni, Beverly Descalzi and Phyllis Abe; brother David Ing; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Bonifacio Viernes Jr.

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

April 24, 2015
Bonifacio Viernes Jr., 58, of Honolulu, a maintenance assistant and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Blaise K., mother Yvonne R. Maio Viernes, sister Galdeen L., brother Berman K., hanai sister Prelldeen Hicks, hanai brother James Maio and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ernest F. Veniegas

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

May 19, 2015
Ernest F. Veniegas, 89, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Wailua Golf Course maintenance employee, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita C., daughter Rosemary and son Chris. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Michael Kameo Tarape

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

March 21, 2015
Michael Kameo Tarape, 42, of Yelm, Wash., formerly of Waianae, a biomedical lab technician and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Nuremberg, Germany. He is survived by mother Sabine. No services.

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Robin Dale Stempin

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

May 15, 2015
Robin Dale Stempin, 60, of Mililani, chief of Wideband Satellite Communications, Regional SATCOM Support Center, Pacific, and an Army veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Montana. He is survived by wife Myoung, daughter Jennifer Law, son Tony, mother Doris, brother Gary, sister Judy Stewart and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Army Base Chapel, 679 Wright Ave., Building 1470, Wahiawa. Committal services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Charles K. Nihipali Jr.

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

April 22, 2015
Charles K. “Charlie” Nihipali Jr., 64, of Waianae, a journeyman hanger for V&C Drywall Contractors and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Georgina F.; daughters Lacy Kea, Tracy Nihipali-Basques, Kailene Nihipali and Jordan Howard; son Ivan Basques; stepdaughters Linda Farias-Kaahanui, Lyann Kaahanui and Ashley Pimental; stepsons Brandon Giron and Calvin Kaahanui Jr.; mother Eleanor; brother Vince Sr.; sisters Sharlene Nihipali-Rodrigues and Leilani Nihipali; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at MililaniMortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Hisao Mihara

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

May 15, 2015
Hisao Mihara, 83, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Medical Center maintenance employee and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Mitsunori and sisters Jean Tomosada and Masako “Bessie” Kawasaki. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

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Stuart Edward McKinley

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

April 13, 2015
Stuart Edward “Gecko” McKinley, 62, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Government Employees Association representative, died at home. He was born in Louisiana. He is survived by wife Claudia A. and numerous brothers, sisters and grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John S. Matsuda

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

May 14, 2015
John S. Matsuda, 74, of Wahiawa, a retired shop teacher at Aliamanu Intermediate School and a National Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol L.G.; son Shawn Y.; daughters Shari K. Fukumoto, Jan K. Reyes and Joy K. Wei; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

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Audrey Wilhelmina Mangrobang

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

April 18, 2015
Audrey Wilhelmina Mangrobang, 85, of Aiea, died in Aiea. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Benito L., sons Rodney P. and Kevin P., daughter Ashlyn R. Hose, brothers Gilbert and Robert Lewis, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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Buenaventura Torang Palumares Lorenzo

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

April 9, 2015
Buenaventura Torang Palumares Lorenzo, 95, of Ewa Beach, a retired federal government employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Ernesto and Gaudencio; daughters Josephine Eugenio, Anita Nino, Merlita Degala and Buenalina Agag; sister Marcelina Cristobal; 21 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Kapolei. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Frank Limtiaco

Posted On May 23rd, 2015 -

May 2, 2015
Frank “Franco” Limtiaco, 80, of Mililani, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee and an Air Force veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Agana, Guam. He is survived by wife Judith J.K., daughters Colette Salanoa and Debra Ann Silva, stepdaughters Melissa Cordero and Melinda Sablan, brother James, sisters Cornelia Silverman and Maria Laurel, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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