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David Yung Choy Tom

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 11, 2013
David Yung Choy Tom, 90, of Honolulu, a retired civil and structural engineer for the federal government and an Army veteran, died in Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Zachary D. and Terence F., daughters Andrea M. Tompkison and Rochelle E. Lum, sister Geraldine and six grandchildren. Visitation:
2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Alexander Nicholas Spotkaeff

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 16, 2013
Alexander Nicholas Spotkaeff, 70, of Waianae, a retired Iida Contracting truck driver, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alexander “Sonny” Jr., daughter Catherina Pratt, brothers Nicholas and Walter, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoshiko Narahara

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 15, 2013
Yoshiko Narahara, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughter Susan Narahara-Kaneshiro, brother Tadayuki Yoshinaga, sister Sachiko Sumi and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Robert Lopaka Nakihei Jr.

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Aug. 24, 2013
Robert Lopaka Nakihei Jr. 79, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Blynn; sons Bobby, Alonna, Abner, Kalani, Brent and Paka; daughters Kaloke, Varna, Pilialoha, Penny, Denise, Marie and Kehaulani Nakihei, and Emma Balacua; sisters Hana and Nalani; 46 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at Moanalua Mortuary.

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Leonore Alice Nahaku

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 3, 2013
Leonore Alice Nahaku, 68, of Ewa Beach, a clerical secretary for the state Department of Transportation, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Moses, daughter Mariaelena Parco, mother Esther B. Cruz and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at Nanakuli Protestant Church.

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Marilyn Judith Espiritu Moser

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 17, 2013
Marilyn Judith Espiritu Moser, 68, of Milolii, Hawaii, a Kmart inventory control manager, died at home. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Dee; sons Scott West, Todd Moser, and Calvert and Brock Madriaga; daughters Kathy Baxter and Heather Naboa; numerous brothers and sisters; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kau Ward, Naalehu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Yoshito Matsui

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Aug. 24, 2013
Yoshito Matsui, 86, of Wailuku, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. carpenter, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by nephews Dennis and Richard Ishii, and Wayne Matsui; nieces Amy Nakamoto, Sally Ayabe, Ann Arakawa and Sharon Kimoto; and sister-in-law Thelma. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Wilson Pascua Manzano Sr.

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Aug. 24, 2013
Wilson Pascua Manzano Sr., 65, of Waipahu, a receiving stockroom clerk for the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Vancouver, Wash. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Perla I.; son Wilson Jr.; daughters Catherine Esteban and Michelle Ganigan; father Florencio P.; sisters Gloria Bernal-Ronquillo, Veronica Aurellano and Connie Collo; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 28 at Co-cathedral of St. Theresa. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Alejandra Manzano

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 4, 2013
Alejandra Manzano, 82, of Ewa Beach, a warehouse employee, died. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Liberato and Arnold; daughters Gloria Cabanero, Norma Taylor and Josefina Ownbey; brothers David and Bertoldo Cabrera; sister Brigida Almazan; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional services: noon Sept. 28 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ewa Beach. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Diane Kauikauilani Leong

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Aug. 9, 2013
Diane Kauikauilani Leong, 68, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Alena Mason and Denise Erlandiz, brother Albert Petersen, sister Leonora Souza, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at Wellspring Covenant Church, 99-900 Iwaena St., Aiea. Casual attire.

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Joseph Kuaioholani

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 2, 2013
Joseph Kuaioholani, also known as Moichi Kobayashi, 101, of Kaneohe, a Matson Navigation Lines retiree, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kaukulau, Hawaii. He is survived by son Joseph. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Russell Masayoshi Higa Kiyan

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 6, 2013
Russell Masayoshi Higa Kiyan, 83, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brothers Yoshio “Kenneth” and George S. Higa, and William T. and Lawrence H. Kiyan; sisters Haruko Oshiro and Rosebell M. Kiyan; and caregiver Araceli Danao. Private services.

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Alex Max Kahn

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 8, 2013
Alex Max Kahn, 88, of Honolulu, a Marine Corps retiree, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by sons Gary and Robert, daughter Elithe, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Russell T. Kagesa

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Aug. 29, 2013
Russell T. Kagesa, 64, of Honolulu, a retired vessel registrar for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sandra S., son Brian Y. Okamoto and daughter Christina T. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Episcopal services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Clarence Robert Kaapuni

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Aug. 29, 2013
Clarence Robert Kaapuni, 83, of Honolulu, a firefighter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Titus, Bruce and Randolph; daughter Joli; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. No services.

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Fortunata C. Juan

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 6, 2013
Fortunata C. Juan, 86, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Antonio Corpus, and Aurelio, Jose, Fernando and James Juan; daughters Flordelisa Marzon and Adelaide Juan; brothers Sancho, Atancio and Benito Caday; sisters Angie Oducado and Marina Adame; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Pablo Paulo Javier

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Aug. 30, 2013
Pablo Paulo Javier, 87, of Honolulu, a Sheraton Moana Surfrider employee and an Army veteran, died in Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center. He was born in Manabo, Abra, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosario; sons Rafael, Renato and Jonet; daughters Evangaline Igonia, Emily Gonzales, Leonila Bautista and Rafaela Lopez; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church,Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mitsuyuki Ishida

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 3, 2013
Mitsuyuki Ishida, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Hisato and sister Madge Sodetani. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Herbert Irvin

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 8, 2013
Herbert “Joe” Irvin, 76, of Kailua, a retired Navy chief petty officer and a sport fishing charter boat captain, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Hartselle, Ala. He is survived by wife Carolyn, son Paul, daughters Jenny Miller and Michelle Ofield, sisters Martha West and Ruby Maples, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Stephanie Ige

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Aug. 27, 2013
Stephanie “Pokii” Ige, 52, of Honolulu, a substitute teacher
and homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James Z.K.; sons James Z.K. Jr., Micah M.H. and Eugene S.K.; daughter
Amber J.K. Antonio; brothers George S. and George W. Laikupu; sisters Audrey Abraham, Carol D. Tinay and Evonne Shioshita; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Harry Yoshiharu Hirahara Jr.

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 1, 2013
Harry Yoshiharu Hirahara Jr., 77, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Electric Co. manager and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Douglas and Chris, daughters Deborah Price and Teresa Hirahara, brother Melvin, sister Arlene Gokan, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sept. 14.

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Louise Lilinoe Galang

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 11, 2013
Louise Lilinoe Galang, 99, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Valentine, Richard and Patrick; daughters Carolyn Nakasato, Marilyn Endrulat and Babette Galang; brother Jason Miller; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Joan Nalei Conant

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Aug. 17, 2013
Joan Nalei Conant, 79, of Waimanalo, a homemaker and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John N.; sons John and Parris; daughters Lugene Nae’ole, Kimberly Conant and Evann Conant-Knapp; brother John Cook; sister Matilda Alvey; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Helena Laeno Cera

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Aug. 25, 2013
Helena Laeno Cera, 63, of Wahiawa died in Aiea. She was born in Baduc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Greg; daughters Leilani Cera and Chris Cortado; stepsons Gilbert, Glenn and Gary; stepdaughters Frances Pahukoa, Constance Aldaya, Felisita Dumayas, Julinda Pastor and Charlene Palmer; and five grandchildren. Visitation:
9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Program: 10 a.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ernesto Clarin Cabalar

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 5, 2013
Ernesto Clarin Cabalar, 82, of Ewa Beach, a retired employee of Sears Roebuck & Co. in Los Angeles, died in Honolulu. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Teresa C.; sons Eduardo, Virgilio Sr. and Rolando; daughter Erlinda; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Donald William Baron

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 11, 2013
Donald William Baron, 82, of Honolulu, a retired pastor, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Ia Mei and son Christopher A. Brown. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at Chinese Lutheran Church of Ho-nolulu, 1640 Liliha St. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute or Lutheran Bible Translators.

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Tracy I. Ahuna

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

Sept. 15, 2013
Tracy I. Ahuna, 56, of Waipahu, a city bus driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ikaika; daughter Nohealani; mother Betty; sisters Norma Soares, Paula Fukuda, Blossom Ting Sing and Kim Meyer; and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Kalihi Union Church. Casual attire.

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MIYAHIRA, HARRY T.

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

MIYAHIRA, HARRY T. MIYAHIRA, Harry T., AKA Harry T. Higa, 80, US Army Veteran, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2013. He is survived by his loving family; wife, Nerry N. Miyahira; daughters, Polly (John) Veatch, Bekky Miyahira and Juddy (James) Dunagan; 6 grand- children; brother, Melvin (Jaclyn) Higa; sisters, Shirley (James) Asato, Ann (Robert) Creen and Dilys (George) Sunabe, also survived by many nieces, nephews and relatives. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 28, from 12:00PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Hollywood “Old North Church”, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles, with Rev. Mark Nakagawa of Centenary United Methodist Church officiating. The family requests casual aloha attire and in lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charitable organization. WWW.FUKUIMORTUARY.COM (213) 626-0441

MILDRED T. SASAKI

Posted On September 21st, 2013 -

MILDRED T. SASAKI Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away August 23, 2013 in Aiea. Born August 14, 1926 in Honolulu. Mildred was a member of Waipahu Hongwanji. She is survived by husband, Yoshito Sasaki; sons, Jason Sasaki, Dixon (Jeanne) Sasaki, Derek Sasaki; brothers, James (Connie) Wakasugi, George Wakasugi of CA; sister, Clara (George) Murasaki; 5 grand- children. Private Services were held.

Lolenese Kalasa Afuola

Posted On September 20th, 2013 -

Sept. 14, 2013
Lolenese Kalasa Afuola, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Iakopo, Ioane, Suitulaga and Hitilasi; daughters Malualii, Mui and Muaitofiga; 25 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran