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Dorothy Tung Kyau Wong

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 12 2014
Dorothy Tung Kyau Wong, 89, of Honolulu, a Dole Cannery Plant retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Norman, daughter Sandra Wright, brother George Lau, sisters Ann Kamoe and Carol Mueller, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Mary Samio Windham

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

April 16, 2014
Mary Samio Windham, 89, of Ewa Beach died in Puuwai O Makaha. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Richard; daughters Donna Dufva, Sandra Hershey, June Melendez, Victoria Bishop, Trudy Ramsey and Judy Dixon; sister Angeline De Silva; 16 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Timothy B. Whitfield

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

May 18, 2014
Timothy B. Whitfield, 57, of Odessa, Texas, formerly of Honolulu, a retired Odessa Police Department officer, died in Odessa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Claire, brother Michael and sister Cindy. Visitation: 10 a.m. Aug. 30 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kaimuki. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Juan Yndalecio Dias Valenciano

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 17, 2014
Juan Yndalencio Dias Valenciano, 95, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a retired Olokele Sugar Plantation laborer, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Presentacion R.; sons Nerio, Romeo, Edgar, Elmer, Cesar and Arnel Valenciano, and Danilo Tutop Sr.; sister Virginia Ballesteros; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 30 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

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Evangeline Utrera

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

July 22, 2014
Evangeline Utrera, 50, of Kailua-Kona, a Walmart stock clerk, died at home. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Melvin; daughter Erica; son Deion; father Tomas Cabico; and brothers Rene, Jose, George and Arnold Cabico. Visitation: 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holualoa. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Aug. 30 at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Gregory E. Torres

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

July 6, 2014
Gregory E. “Greg” Torres, 67, of Lihue, formerly of Honolulu, a mechanic for BFI and Garden Island Disposal, died in Garden Island Health Care. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Lauwae Torres-Neal; brothers Edward Jr., Timothy and Kenneth Torres, and Roger Tapac; sisters Linda Torres-Perez and Bernadette, Teresa and Debra Torres; and a grandchild. Celebration of life at a later date.

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Violet Uehara Takushi

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 8, 2014
Violet Uehara Takushi, 81, of Honolulu, a Kaiser Hospital retiree, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband James “Jimmy”; daughters Stanette Kitamura, Tammy Kimura and Starr Quon; stepson Jon; stepdaughter Jan Bachman; sisters Bessie Teruya, Alice Eto and Myrtle Yoshioka; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Elaine Markham Tai

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 6, 2014
Elaine Markham Tai, 84, of Veradale, Wash., died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William K.; sons Kenneth K., Keoni A. and Kurtis K.; daughter Kathleen K.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services held.

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Hiroto Steve Sugano

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 1, 2014
Hiroto Steve Sugano, 93, of Waipahu, a retired heavy equipment operator for the Department of the Army and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion, Company D, died in Honolulu. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Tsuneko, son Danny, daughter Grace Shannon, brothers James Y. and Joe K., sisters Miyako Kure and Sueko Ishibashi, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Harold Sueoka

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

July 5, 2014
Harold Sueoka, 73, of Hilo, a retired auto mechanic, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sisters Marian Hamada and Doris Kimura. Visitation: 10 a.m. Aug. 30 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m.

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Jack Douglas Smith

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 15, 2014
Jack Douglas Smith, 80, of Kailua, an environmental engineer and scientist, and a veteran of the Air Force and National Guard, died. He was born in Longview, Wash. He is survived by son D. Douglas; daughters Meaghan and Janice Smith, and Melissa Middlekoop; brother Gerry; sister Jude Hord; and four grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Fusako Hashimoto Shido

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 12, 2014
Fusako Hashimoto Shido, 97, of Kapaa and Kalaheo, Kauai, retired proprietor of Shido Store and House of Fabric in Kapaa, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jeffrey, daughter Merrily Hall, brother Walter Hashimoto, sister Margaret Tom, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoshiko Sato

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 14, 2014
Yoshiko Sato, 91, of Aiea, retired owner and seamstress of Sato Sewing School, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ronny K., three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Federico Salvador Rivera

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 1, 2014
Federico Salvador Rivera, 69, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a paniolo and retired ranch maintenance employee for Boteilho Enterprises, died at home. He was born in Nueva Ecija, Philippines. He is survived by wife Gaudelia; son Fernando; daughters Gemma Lau and Gladis Simpson; mother Florentina; brother Aniceto; sisters Domingga Dumayag, Fortunata Rotaquio, Erlinda Solomon, Josephine Fernandez and Marlyn Sarmenta; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Aug. 30 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Hawi. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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Elizabeth Kananiokahome Punohu

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Sept. 27, 2012
Elizabeth Kananiokahome Punohu, 79, of Lihue, a retired Kauai Westin employee, died in Glendale, Ariz. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clayton Jay and sisters Gloria Sui-Fukumitsu and Jeanette Mendonca. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Aug. 30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lihue. Private burial. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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James Koa Pickard Jr.

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 6, 2014
James Koa “Kimo Boy” Pickard Jr., 51, a truck driver, will be remembered in services 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. He died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Koa; daughters Uluwehi Brice and Leinani and Uilani Pickard; parents James Sr. and Irmagard; sisters Jolly Haro and Janel Pickard-Faletoi; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Daniel Richard Perreira

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 9, 2014
Daniel Richard “Danny” Perreira, 54, of Waianae, an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Cameron and Calsen Kaawa; daughter Cherone Kaawa; mother Jeri Serrao; brothers David, Dwayne and Donald Serrao; sisters Donna and Debra Perreira, and Davina DesBrisay; and six grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Calvin Isao Nago

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 18, 2014
Calvin Isao “Fats” Nago, 59, of Hilo, an engineering supervisor for Kona Coast Resort, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Ryan, daughter Sandi Ann, brothers Terrance Nago and Aaron Kaneshiro, sister Charlene Merritt and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church, Hilo. Scattering of ashes to follow at Honolii Beach Park. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Rae Kahauolelani Moikeha

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 3, 2014
Rae Kahauolelani Moikeha, 58, of Kaneohe, an Aikahi Elementary School custodian, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joseph Jr.; sons Robert “Pono” Sterling and Joseph H. and Jeremy Moikeha; daughters Carol, Jasmine, Jamie and Joraena; mother Carol Horswill; brothers Bruce and Okalani Horswill; sisters Roxanne Horswill and Stacy King; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Walten Manuwai-Joao

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 8, 2014
Walten Manuwai-Joao, infant child of Frankie Kelly Koao Jr. and Tiare Kai Manuwai-Joao of Kailua, died in Castle Medical Center. Walten is also survived by brothers Aaron K. Joao and Frank K. Manuwai-Joao; sister Mele’ana Rose M. Manuwai-Joao; and grandparents Walter and Althea Nakoa, and Steven and Joddy Manuwai-Oiph. Private services.

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Jens David Magelssen

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 18, 2014
Jens David Magelssen, 39, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Police Department officer, will be remembered in private services. He was born in Tacoma, Wash. He is survived by son Luke, parents David and Penelope, brother Finn and sisters Faith Magelssen Walker and Ruth Magelssen. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Thomas Patrick Sakae Hanalani Leines

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 11, 2014
Thomas Patrick Sakae Hanalani Leines, infant son of Joshua and Jennifer Leines, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by grandparents Mary Leines, and Sharon, Thomas and Jackie Contrades; and great-grandmother Alice Hatakeyama. Visitation: 8 a.m. Aug. 30 at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow.

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Ruth Taeko Kutsunai

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 9, 2014
Ruth Taeko Kutsunai, 88, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Brian and Ross, daughters Diane Slagle and Laura Weina, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services.

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Yvonne Kaawaloa

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

July 27, 2014
Yvonne “Chief K” Kaawaloa, 75, of Waianae, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant and board member of Hickam Federal Credit Union, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Samuel, Austin and Larry; and sister Elaine K. Teves. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Hope C. Iwanaka

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 6, 2014
Hope C. Iwanaka, 87, of Honolulu, a retired federal government clerk, died in Nuuanu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughters Colleen Matsuda and Collette Toma, brother Richard Chun, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Wilda Alquist Hodgins

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

July 28, 2014
Wilda Alquist Hodgins, 99, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker and a former registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Thompson, Iowa. She is survived by son Aka, daughters Mary Helen Higgins and Hannah Hodgins, 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at Christ Church Episcopal, Kealakekua. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Christ Church Episcopal or Kona Community Hospital Foundation.

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Yoshie Hirayama

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

July 27, 2014
Yoshie Hirayama, 98, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Charles S., Tom M., Miki and Kenneth Y.; brothers Hiroshi and Henry Kojima; sisters Elsie Nakamura and Alice Murakami; caregiver Marilyn Castillo; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Shirley Ann Grover

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 6, 2014
Shirley Ann Grover, 85, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Ithaco Corp. electronics assembler, died at home. She was born in Elmira, N.Y. She is survived by daughters Nancy and Peggy Grover, Sherry Krusen, Rose Oshorn, Ellen Heldt and Alyce Stratton; sons Mike Krusen, Francis Richardson and John Grover; and numerous grandchildren. Services in New York.

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Sylvia Queeney Roselani Gomes

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 8, 2014
Sylvia Queeney Roselani Gomes, 76, of Honolulu, a sales employee, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William P., son Garrett G., daughter Cherie A. Hudson-Whittlesey and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 30 at St. Ann’s Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Charlene Kahelekaapuni Gautier

Posted On August 22nd, 2014 -

Aug. 7, 2014
Charlene Kahelekaapuni Gautier, 64, of Waipahu, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Victor; sons Christopher Gautier and Kealohi and Kanoe Sandefur; daughters Diane Takamori and Stephanie Kiesel-Kauhane; brother William Mahaulu Jr.; sisters Irma Taylor and Irene Kapiko; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kawaiaha’o Church. Services: 3:45 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Updated service information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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