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Esther Yachiyo Woods

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 10, 2015
Esther Yachiyo Woods, 94, of Aiea, a retired waitress, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Diane Amantiad; brother Masaru Kimura; sisters Mitsuko Hookano, Tomiko Akuna and Yoshiko Young; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Felisa F. Tanap

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Nov. 21, 2014
Felisa F. “Feling” Tanap, 90, of Ewa Beach died in the Philippines. She was born in San Quintin, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Federico, Celso, Jaime and Melchor; daughters Mercidita Mangrobang, Estrella Rabago, Nanette Cortez and Vilma Miguel; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Dean Edward Takashima

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Feb. 20, 2015
Dean Edward Takashima, 63, of Kapaa, Kauai, a baker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by brothers Dexter and Galvin, and sister Mona T. Kitasoe. Private services.

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Ann Scheufele

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 12, 2015
Ann Scheufele, 84, of Waipahu, a caregiver, died. She was born in Massachusetts. She is survived by son Leonard S. Aiu, daughter Andrea H. Wetzel, brother Frank, sister Karen Miller, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. March 20 at Waialae Baptist Church. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Keliiokahonua Sadumiano

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 14, 2015
Keliiokahonua “Lii” Sadumiano, 18, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a tree trimmer for Tropical Tree Care, mechanic assistant at Kiser Motorcycles and a banquet porter for Fairmont Orchid Hotel, will be remembered in a Mass 11 a.m. March 7 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Honaunau. He died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by parents Rodrigo Sr. and Ruth, brothers Shannon Akiu and Rodrigo Sadumiano Jr., and sisters Rosie Wroten, Josie Rincon-Garcia, and Lynette, Rowena, Kawehi, Kanani and Selena Sadumiano. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 7 at the church. Casual attire. Monetary offerings can be sent to P.O. Box 359, Honaunau, HI 96726.

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Karen Marguerite Rhodes

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Dec. 7, 2014
Karen Marguerite Rhodes, 63, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired student aide, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Ferndale, Mich. She is survived by son Jason Rhodes-Janto and sisters Betty Jo Rhodes-Gadzinski and Deanna Rhodes-Fedon. Services in Michigan. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Jeffrey Alan Ramelb

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 11, 2015
Jeffrey Alan Ramelb, 68, of Wahiawa, a retired Air Force colonel and director of human resources for Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh, N.Y., died at home. He was born on Lanai. He is survived by son Michael, daughter Alison, sisters Linda Armant and Carol Ramelb, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Ignacio Suberano Pagaduan

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 10, 2015
Ignacio Suberano Pagaduan, 83, of Honolulu, a retired city scale operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Julia, sons Craig and Curtis, daughters Celeste Dzigas and Catherine Pagaduan, brother Pablo, sister Rosaline Talon, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Tomoko Osato

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 2, 2015
Tomoko Osato, 78, of Honolulu, a retired sales associate for Chanel Boutique Store, died in Honolulu. She was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She is survived by husband Lloyd, daughters Sharleen Asada and Jo Ann Stewart, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Friday.

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Colleen Corr Okamoto

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Jan. 30, 2015
Colleen Corr Okamoto, 68, of Kekaha, Kauai, a branch manager for Kauai Community Federal Credit Union Waimea and Eleele branches, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Lawrence; sons Larry, Jason and Jon; daughter Lorene; brothers Wilfred Kualii, and Charles and John Corr; sisters Barbara Velasquez and Aletha Matsusaka; four grandchildren; two hanai grandchildren; and two hanai great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 14 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kekaha ward. Mass: 11 a.m. Celebration of life to follow at Kekaha Neighborhood Center. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ruth Sands Oakland

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 14, 2015
Ruth Sands “Daisy” Oakland, 90, of Tomball, Texas, a former welder for the Navy minesweepers and a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. operator, died in Tomball. 1She was born in Buckley, Wash. She is survived by three sons, a daughter, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. March 10 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Peanut Butter Ministry or any local animal rescue organization.

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Robert Wells Norton

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 19, 2015
Robert Wells Norton, 70, of Honolulu, a Peace Corps volunteer, an editor for the Dining Out section of the Sunday Honolulu Advertiser and Star-Bulletin and a former state employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Boston. He is survived by brother J. Kevin and sisters Barbara Cronin and Marianne O’Malley. Private services.

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Raymond Yoshiro Nishimiya

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 12, 2015
Raymond Yoshiro Nishimiya, 77, of Honolulu, a retired painter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice Alicia, son Raymond K., daughters Lisa Michelle Samalino and Elsa Rae Anspach, brother Gordon, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. March 7 at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Harriet Viola Sham Napuunoa

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 21, 2015
Harriet Viola Sham Napuunoa, 97, of Pearl City, a forelady, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honokohau, Maui. She is survived by sons Gary, Sargent and Buddy; daughters Edwina Ahuna and Peterine Ramones; brothers Andrew, Arthur, George and Lawrence Sham; sister Pauline Stogsdill; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 7 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Toshiharu Nakao

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Jan. 28, 2015
Toshiharu Nakao, 86, of Honolulu, a retired city employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Hideaki and Robert. Private services.

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Reagis Phillips Musgrove

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 13, 2015
Reagis Phillips Musgrove, 72, of Waipahu, an aerospace engineer for Boeing and Hawaiian Airlines, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Wynnewood, Okla. He is survived by wife Joan, son Timothy, sister Karen Gregory and two grandchildren. No services.

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Fusetsu Miyazaki

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 12, 2015
Fusetsu Miyazaki, 100, of Eleele, Kauai, a McBryde Sugar Plantation surveyor and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, during World War II, died in Kauai Care Center. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Mitsuko; daughters Anne Yoshioka, Laura Miyazaki and Janice Ishibashi; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Yuriko Minei

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 13, 2015
Yuriko “Lily” Minei, 89, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii custodian and a former Japanese-language instructor at Wilson Elementary School, died in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Takeshi, daughter Keiko Hashizume, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Paul Allan Mills

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 20, 2015
Paul Allan Mills, 63, of Lihue, a retired golf professional, died. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by wife Mary Joy; brothers Michael, J.R. and Robert; and sister Verna Jones.

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Brian Guy Mekaru

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 19, 2015
Brian Guy Mekaru, 64, of Honolulu, a systems administrator, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Nancy, brothers Roy and Myron, and sister Michele. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Dexen Yoji Matsuyama

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Jan. 29, 2015


Jan. 29, 2015
Dexen Yoji Matsuyama, also known as “Dex” and “Yoj,” 11, of Holualoa, Hawaii, and his brother, Kaeden Kalama “Prince” Matsuyama, 6, will be remembered in services at 10 a.m. March 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua-Kona. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Celebration of life: noon at the Big Tent, 74-550 Honokohau St., across from Honokohau Harbor. Casual attire. They were born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. They are survived by parents Dexter and Adrenne; sisters Jaysa, Melia and Khloe'; grandparents Dwight and Tainato Matsuyama, Darlene Ostrander and Irene Agustin; and great-grandmother Janet Caluag.

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Evelyn K. Lange

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 7, 2015
Evelyn K. Lange, 85, of Honolulu, a Navy Exchange retiree, died. She is survived by brother Ichiro Nagai and sisters Diana Ohama and Florence Imai. Private services.

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Pui Kwan Kwok

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 1, 2015
Pui Kwan Kwok, 99, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Shiu Harm, Shiu Tong, Shiu Fai and Shiu Yen Li; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Thomas Son Tai Kim

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 21, 2015
Thomas Son Tai Kim, 72, of Honolulu, a private security employee with Ali’i Security and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Millie Plaza, daughter Jennifer K.S.K. Lau, brother Richard S.T. and sister Pamela P.S. No services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Beverley Pung Kamahele

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 4, 2015
Beverley Pung Kamahele, 76, of Las Vegas, a retired Department of Education teacher, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayne Harried and John Kamahele, hanai daughter Kristen Rahn, brother Sandy Pung and a grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Alvin Kekolo Kaio

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Nov. 30, 2014
Alvin Kekolo “Inky” Kaio, 59, of Keopu, Hawaii, a construction laborer for Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. and a lifeguard, died at home. He was born in Koolauloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Gayle; sons Duke P., Pono and Kaena; daughter ‘Anolani Hanohano; parents Jacob and Gwen; brothers Jacob, Ka’ala, David, John and Adam; sister Sista Choy; and six grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. March 7 at Kahaluu Beach Park, Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Arlene Young Janicki

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Jan. 19, 2015
Arlene Young Janicki, 84, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Randy, Rodney and Castle; daughter V. Piilani Akana; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Robert Carroll Hockaday

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Dec. 13, 2014
Robert Carroll Hockaday, 87, of Kula, Maui, formerly of Kailua, a former Aloha State Sales manager and founder of Manufacturer’s Agency Pacific, died in Kula. He was born in Santa Ana, Calif. He is survived by son Robert G.; daughters Louise South, Lyn Allen and Peggy Boytler; sister Sally Campbell; and nine grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. March 14 at Windward United Church of Christ, Kailua. Aloha attire.

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Harriet Ann Ropp Harris

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Feb. 10, 2015
Harriet Ann Ropp Harris, 71, of Ewa Beach, a church rectorina, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Sydney, Neb. She is survived by daughters Dawn K. Yadao, Hope R. Hastriter and Brooke S. Woffard; stepdaughter Leslie H. Grayson; brothers Daniel Gehrig, Joseph K. and John E. Ireland; sisters Merry L. Ireland Wolter and Kathleen Ireland; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. Updated information for an obituary published Friday.

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Harris Hauialani Harbottle III

Posted On February 28th, 2015 -

Jan. 16, 2015
Harris Hauialani Harbottle III, 49, of Richardson, Texas, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Harris Harbottle Jr. and Amanda Hermanson, brothers Karl and David I., and sister Napua. Services: 9 a.m. March 7 at Kailua Beach Park pavilion. Casual attire. No flowers.

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