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Jane Shizuko Yamamoto

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 23, 2016
Jane Shizuko Yamamoto, 86, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by daughters Loraine Terada and Susan Kagohara, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Dennis Mitsuo Yamamoto

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Sept. 14, 2016
Dennis Mitsuo Yamamoto, 72, of Hilo, a retired house painter, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Rodney. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Richard Weil

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Sept. 21, 2016
Richard Weil, 84, of Waialua, a Waialua Elementary School board member and retired lawyer, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He is survived by wife Shuanglin L., sons David Weil and Fen Wang, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert McBride Hite Wai

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Sept. 7, 2016
Robert McBride Hite Wai, 96, of Honolulu, a Mutual of Omaha salesman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lily K.P., sons Robert Jr. and Van K., brother Lambert, sister Rosina Bush, nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Suzanne Vitart

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

April 11, 2016
Suzanne Vitart, 83, of Honolulu and Boynton Beach, Fla., a boutique owner and real estate broker owner, died. She was born in Paris. She is survived by son Patrick, daughters Jocelyne Liva and Christine Lysen, sister Genevieve, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. For service information, call 739-7753.

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Sarah Goodwin Thurber

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 15, 2016
Sarah Goodwin Thurber, 30, of Kamuela, Hawaii, owner and operator of Mermaid Cleaning Services of Kailua-Kona, will be remembered in private services. She was born in Carlsbad, Calif. She is survived by son James J., daughter Natasha R. Lofland, father Marshall and mother Deborah Goodwin. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to a fund for Natasha and James at First Hawaiian Bank, Kamuela Branch. Please make checks to “Friends of Sarah Goodwin Thurber” and include account #04117697 on the check. Checks can also be mailed to First Hawaiian Bank, c/o Alan Pak, Branch Manager, Kamuela Branch, 67-1189 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, HI 96743. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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John Norman Stange

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 9, 2016
John Norman Stange, 51, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a golf course manager, died at home. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by companion Natalie Lyons; son Kenny Lyons; brothers Scott and Jimmy; and sisters Kerri, Melissa and Andrea Stange, and Amy Hatmaker. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Iwao Shimono

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 30, 2016
Iwao Shimono, 88, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired Kohala Sugar Co. welder and Hawaii Preparatory Academy maintenance employee, died at home. He was born in Kapaau. He is survived by wife Yoshie, sons Darryl and Mark, sister Toshiko Murakami and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Leroy Rodolfo

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 15, 2016
Leroy Rodolfo, 75, of Waianae died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Rudolph and sisters Jeanette and Leanna. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Scott William Robeson

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 16, 2016
Scott William Robeson, 76, of Wainiha, Kauai, a retired American President Lines shipmaster, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Barbara, son Blake A. and sister Betsy R. Collins. Private services.

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Somilidad Mina Reyes

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 23, 2016
Somilidad Mina “Soming” Reyes, 83, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Joshua, daughter Ginalyn Mina, brother Jovencio Mina, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Ann Powers

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 16, 2016
Ann Powers, 82, of Honolulu, an artist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Cranston, R.I. She is survived by daughters Colleen Wheeler and Kim Fesler Von Ende, brother Louis Jalongo, sister Madeline Aronson and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.

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Ann Itsuye Pawid

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 26, 2016
Ann Itsuye Pawid, 93, of Hayward, Calif., a retiree, died in Hayward. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jack and William Padua, and Angel and David Pawid; and daughter Jane Watanabe. Private services.

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Wallace Takao Nishimoto

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 31, 2016
Wallace Takao Nishimoto, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration technician, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hazel, son Rod, daughter Renee Kashiwamura, brother Lawrence and sisters Jane Kaneshina and Fanny Uyehara. Private services.

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Osamu Nakamura

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 14, 2016
Osamu Nakamura, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Love’s Bakery driver and salesman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Michael, Derrick and Brian; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Henry Tsutomu Nagamine

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 15, 2016
Henry Tsutomu Nagamine, 75, of Kapolei, a retired REM Hawaii business machine repairman, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. Private services.

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Edith Mukaida

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 13, 2016
Edith “Lori” Mukaida, 63, of Honolulu, a PeaceSat manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in London, Ontario, Canada. She is survived by husband Wayne H., sons Thomas and Charles, daughter Alexis, mother Connie Van Dusen, brothers Peter and Robin Van Dusen, and sisters Bonnie and Mary Ellen. Private services.

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James C.L. Moo

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 16, 2016
James C.L. “Jim” Moo, 68, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hedy, sons Sean and David, brothers Ernest and Alan, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Walter Aleong Mokulehua

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 13, 2016
Walter Aleong Mokulehua, 68, of Kailua, a retired manager for ABC Stores in Hawaii and an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kaala, sons Kevin and Jonah P., daughter Kristi K., brothers John and Joey, sister Geri Nomura and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua. Eulogy: 11 a.m. Services to follow. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Sept. 24.

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H. Roy McArdle

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 13, 2016
H. Roy McArdle, 96, of Kaneohe, a Navy lieutenant commander and a University of Hawaii-Manoa career and placement officer, died. He was born New York. He is survived by sons Kenneth and Kevin; daughters Patrice McArdle, Lynne Russell, Elizabeth Soloman and Michele Baginski; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services pending. Donations suggested to St. Anthony of Padua, 148 Makawao St. #A, Kailua, HI 96734.

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Loran Jess Littell

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 21, 2016
Loran Jess Littell, 62, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a tire repair specialist, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Albuquerque, N.M. He is survived by brother Scott and sister Judith Garcia. Services pending. For information, call 333-1977.

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Glenda Lewis

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 16, 2016
Glenda Lewis, 87, of Puhi, Kauai, a homemaker, died. She was born in Tennessee. She is survived by husband Walter, daughters Julie Ann Schmidt and Robin Lewis, stepson Richard, brother Neal Cooper, sister Virginia Lovejoy and two grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

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Charles Layden

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 25, 2016
Charles “Chuck” Layden, 69, of Honolulu, a St. Francis Medical Center clinical director and University of Hawaii program director, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bloomfield, N.J. He is survived by mother Eleanor; brothers Bill, Paul, Kevin, Greg and Jack; and sisters Dianne and Elaine. Visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 4 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii AIDS Community Care Team, 4224 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.

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Takashi Kitaoka

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 9, 2016
Takashi “Kit” Kitaoka, 104, of Honolulu, a retired Maui Circuit judge for the state of Hawaii and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 100th Infantry Battalion, died in Kailua. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by sons Chris Y., Lloyd T., Rodney M. and Don S.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Elsie K.H. Lui Jue

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 3, 2016
Elsie K.H. Lui Jue, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Lyn’s Delicatessen cook, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joe F.T., son Edward “Eddy,” daughter Mary Hudgins, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Joyce Michiko Jodoi

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 28, 2016
Joyce Michiko Jodoi, 67, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education Honolulu District Office compensatory education teacher, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Michael M., son Ryan R., daughter Aimee J. Lum, brother Richard Yamada and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Patricia Ann Urian Hickok

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 22, 2016
Patricia Ann Urian Hickok, 62, of La Mesa, Calif., died in La Mesa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Charles, brothers Bonifacio and Thomas, and sisters Juanita and Verna. Services held.

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Osmund Ebalaroza

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 4, 2016
Osmund “Ozzie” Ebalaroza, 58, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Hannah Lebron, father Maxime, mother Pilar Heresa, brothers Chad and Jason Sr., and sisters Ilsa Ramos-Ebalaroza and Milisa Brown. For service information, call Hannah Lebron at 213-359-7120 or email hannahce06@gmail.com. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Ernie Cruz Jr.

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 20, 2016
Ernie Cruz Jr., 56, of Honolulu will be remembered in private services. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kahelelani; son Kailoa; mother Doreen Saganuma; brothers David, John and Tony; and sisters Doodie, Desiree, Stephanie, Sarah, Marissa, Tiffany and Connie. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Velma Chang Chock

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Aug. 17, 2016
Velma Chang Chock, 93, of Honolulu, a retired clerk at General Motors Acceptance Corp., died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Lauren L.C. Chee, sisters Eunice S.M. Ching and Audrey S.J. Hee, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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