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Evelyn Wakata

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 14, 2015
Evelyn Wakata, 92, of Honolulu, a payroll clerk for E.E. Black Ltd., died. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by sons Wayne and Wesley, and sister Akiko Enomoto. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Anita Maelehualani Uribes

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Jan. 5, 2015
Anita Maelehualani Uribes, 47, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kona. She is survived by husband Damon “David” III, sons Anthony and Troy Wright, parents Elsie and John S. Sanchez, brothers John Sanchez and Revelation Cenford, and sisters Rose Fernandez, Gloria and Tina Sanchez, Elsie Uribes and Wallene Jantral. Private services.

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Masako Urata

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Jan. 7, 2015
Masako Urata, 87, of Waianae, a retired farmer, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert; daughters Diane Yanabu and Charlene Shimabukuro; brother Masayuki Kaneshiro; sisters Doris Toyama, Ruth Ho and Carol Yamane; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Thelma Ayako Tsukamoto

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 8, 2015
Thelma Ayako Tsukamoto, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Iolani Sportswear seamstress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Roy T. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Nadayag Hermosa Simpliciano Tolentino

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 31, 2014
Nadayag Hermosa Simpliciano Tolentino, 95, of Waialua, a Del Monte retiree, died in Waialua. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Laureano and Sevy Sr., sisters Victoriana Simpliciano and Calixta Ulep, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Alton Melvin Tavares

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 13, 2015
Alton Melvin Tavares, 69, of Kailua-Kona, a fisherman, former lifeguard and waterman, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by son Curtis, daughter Hi’iaka Ambrose-Tavares, brother Howard and sisters Trisha Feteira, Lita Tavares-Kahihikolo, Mapuana Aarona and Aida San Miguel. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Saturday at Living Stones Church, 76-6224 Alii Drive, Kona. Condolences may be sent to the family at 626 Bush St. No. 504, San Francisco, CA 94108.

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Joan Michiye Schultz

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 24, 2015
Joan Michiye Schultz, 81, of Kaneohe died. She was born in Santa Monica, Calif. She is survived by husband Dutch; daughters Eileen Nekomoto and Debra Schultz; sons Robert and Michael; brother Norman Yamaguchi; sisters Emiko Mametsuka, Sheri Kawaguchi and Kathee Lee; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Grace Marie Ruby-Shelton

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 20, 2015
Grace Marie Ruby-Shelton, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in New York. She is survived by daughter La Von “Bonnie” Tsuji, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Rita E. Pavao

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 2, 2015
Rita E. Pavao, 90, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in a Hawaiian Paradise Park care home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by daughter Elaine Kaminski, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Abraham Pauole

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 20, 2015
Abraham Pauole, 54, of Wahiawa, a truck driver, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Amelia Figueroa, Rose Wiley and Diana Johnson. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Feb. 8 at Kaala Park, Wahiawa. Casual attire.

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Alan Dennis Patriani

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 14, 2015
Alan Dennis Patriani, 64, of Honolulu, an X-ray technician, died in Hospice Hawaii, Kailua Home. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by son Christopher A. and daughter Lindsey A.M. Hardenstine. Private scattering of ashes.

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Robert Fumiyuki Onzuka

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 24, 2014
Robert Fumiyuki Onzuka, 92, of Hilo, a retired mechanical engineer and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, died in Hilo. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by daughters Roberta Onzuka-Anderson, and Tanya and Nina Onzuka; sister Ayame Nishikawa; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Daniel Omakanim

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Jan. 19, 2015
Daniel “Danny” Omakanim, 79, of Waimea, Kauai, a retired heavy equipment mechanic for G&R Sugar Plantation and an\0x2008Army veteran, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in\0x2008Waimea. He is survived by wife Elaine, son Damien “Kaimana,” daughter Lynn Mira, mother Dolores “Loling” and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at Waimea Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2:30 p.m. at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

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Richard Tatsuo Morimoto

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 6, 2015
Richard Tatsuo Morimoto, 86, of Honolulu, a retired loan supervisor for the state Department of Agriculture, and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. He was born in Ulupalakua, Maui. He is survived by wife Betty M., son Peter M., daughter Jean T. Yoshimura, sister Doris M. Yamane, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Margaret Hanako Mochida

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 17, 2015
Margaret Hanako Mochida, 99, of Hilo, a small-business proprietress, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Aldon and Ivan, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Jiro Matsui

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 7, 2014
Jiro Matsui, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state budget analyst and an Army Military Intelligence Service veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Maalaea, Maui. He is survived by sons Clyde, Randy and Bobby; brothers Tetsuo, Warren “Masa-ichi,” Jeffrey “Yoshio” and Hideo; sisters Kay “Kikue” Muraoka and Ellen “Hisako” Matsui; and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Henrietta Iwalani Locquiao

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 10, 2015
Henrietta Iwalani Locquiao, 82, of Mililani, a retired educational assistant at Kahuku and Hauula elementary schools, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Rick and Christopher; daughters Donna Gabriel, Liane Garrett, Rosemarie Locquiao and Lisa Ann Rodrigues; sisters Cecilia Oshima, Elizabeth Daoang, Stella Laroya and Audrey Ah Hee; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Lily Lee Lau

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 14, 2015
Lily Lee Lau, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Audrey L. Chang and Brenda L. Mizuta, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Thelma Chiyoko Koizumi

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 16, 2015
Thelma Chiyoko Koizumi, 96, of Kaneohe, a retired state budget and finance clerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Stanton B., Myron T. and Keith T.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Francis Henry Pohukaina Keanaaina

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 31, 2014
Francis Henry Pohukaina “Kaina” Keanaaina, 46, of Holualoa, Hawaii, kumu hula, owner and president of Aupuni Mo’i Productions, Na Hula o Pohukaina, Melenahe and Halau o ka Wai Ola o Kona, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by hanai son Kamu Himalaya, hanai daughter Malia Makua and sisters Roselle Fujihara, Trudy Ann Underwood and Vicky Keanaaina. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 8 at Makaeo Pavilion, Old Kona Airport. Services at noon. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Anna Koahua Keanaaina

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 19, 2015
Anna Koahua Keanaaina, 82, of Kailua-Kona, a Hawaiian culture educator, teacher’s aide at Kealakehe Elementary School, receptionist for Konawaena High School library and Kona Hospital, and hula dancer at King Kamehameha Hotel and Old Kona Airport, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Roselle Fujihara, Trudy Ann Underwood and Vicky Keanaaina; sister Roseline Sur; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 8 at Makaeo Pavilion, Old Kona Airport. Services at noon. Private burial. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Miles Kahaululahui Kaiu

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Nov. 23, 2014
Miles Kahaululahui Kaiu, 55, of Waianae died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Deborah Kaiu-Brown and Alicia Kaiu, and brothers Haines, David Jr., Isaac III and Edward. Visitation and services: 9 a.m. Feb. 7 at Ka Hale Hoano o ke Akua Church, 1760 Nalani St. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Irene Ayako Izumi

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 20, 2014
Irene Ayako “Tough Cookies” Izumi, 82, of Honalo, Hawaii, a retired postmaster and a tennis player, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honalo. She is survived by husband Yoshizuki; daughters Christine Izumi-Baltero and Joni Izumi-Nakamoto; son Jason; brothers Harold, Ernest and Ted Teshima; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Clara Shigeko Izawa

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 23, 2014
Clara Shigeko Izawa, 83, of Honolulu, an artist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Mark T., Alan R. and Scott H.; sister Mitsuko Nichols; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Helen Fusae Isokane

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 1, 2015
Helen Fusae Isokane, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Kalani High School cafeteria manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Michael T., Gary K. and Rodney T.; brother George Sano; sister Ruth Fukuda; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Marjory Yukiko Imade

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 20, 2015
Marjory Yukiko Imade, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Lorraine K. and a grandchild. Private services.

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Elray Roberts Hegwood

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 10, 2015
Elray Roberts Hegwood, 64, of Pearl City, a retired maintenance employee for Hosoi Garden Mortuary, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Aaron J., daughter Bonnie C., brother Jesse, sister Lorena Bertulfo and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Howard Hamilton Jr.

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 20, 2015
Howard “Paul” Hamilton Jr., 61, of Honolulu, owner of Metal Works Inc., died in Nakamaru Hale. He was born in La Marque, Texas. He is survived by wife Paulette, son Joshua, parents Howard Sr. and Billie Jean, brother David and sister Holly Sulak. Visitation: 12:15 p.m. Feb. 7 at Shorebreak Church, 75-170 Hualalai Road, Kona. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

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Betty Hamasaki

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Nov. 5, 2014
Betty Hamasaki, 86, of Bedford, Texas, formerly of Hawaii, died in Texas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Kathy Harrer and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Ella Mae Takeko Freitas

Posted On January 31st, 2015 -

Jan. 27, 2015
Ella Mae Takeko Freitas, 67, of Hilo, a retired records clerk for the Hawaii County Police Department and a former registered nurse, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Harry; daughters Kimberly Freitas and Cherilyn Yee; brothers Glenn, Arthur, Clyde and Kallen Miyataki; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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