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George Takeo Okamoto

Posted On October 17th, 2012 -

Oct. 7, 2012
George Takeo Okamoto, 92, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Accounting and General Services civil engineer and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Michael G., daughter Barbara L. Okamoto-Subject, brother Hisao and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Hatsumi Nunogawa

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Sept. 22, 2012
Hatsumi Nunogawa, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department dispatcher, died. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Jason H., daughter Gail T. Kim, brother Franklin K. Tanaka, sister Momoyo K. Tanaka and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Neal T. Miyasaki

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Sept. 16, 2012
Neal T. Miyasaki, 64, of San Francisco died in San Francisco. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian K. Nakagawa-Miyasaki and sisters Shirley F. Kitamura and Jennie Y. Miyasaki. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Lydia Ululani Mau

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Oct. 12, 2012
Lydia Ululani Mau, 66, of Pukalani, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Russell H.; sons Ricky I.T.S. and Rory J.K.H.; daughter Lorianna U.; brother John Alapai; sisters Mary Baqui, Theresa Chung, Naomi McGinnis and Girlie Darmody; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday at The Lord’s Team Ministries, Word of Truth Church, 40 S. Puunene Ave., Kahului. Services: 8:30 p.m. Sunday and 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial: noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Soriol Sequoia Malkemus Travieso

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Oct. 9, 2012
Luneros Milagros and Soriol Sequoia Malkemus Travieso, infant sons of Samuel and Marina Malkemus of Berkeley, Calif., died in Kailua. They were born in Kailua. They are also survived by grandparents George and Mary Alice Malkemus and Josephina Romero. No services.

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Luneros Milagros Malkemus Travieso

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Oct. 9, 2012
Luneros Milagros and Soriol Sequoia Malkemus Travieso, infant sons of Samuel and Marina Malkemus of Berkeley, Calif., died in Kailua. They were born in Kailua. They are also survived by grandparents George and Mary Alice Malkemus and Josephina Romero. No services.

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Henry T. Koza

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Sept. 30, 2012
Henry T. Koza, 86, of Honolulu, a retired auto parts distributor and anArmy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Marilyn L., sons Howard T. and Bart M., brothers Hiroichi and Robert, sister Sue Miller and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Ernest Yoshio Kotada

Posted On October 17th, 2012 -

Oct. 4, 2012
Ernest Yoshio Kotada, 68, of Pearl City, a University of Hawaii print shop technician and an Army Reserve veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lorraine M., daughter Shari M. Petralia, brothers Raymond and Dennis, sister Hazel Tanaka and two grandchildren. Private services.

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James Everett Johnson

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Oct. 1, 2012
James Everett Johnson, 58, of Pearl City, an elevator technician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Shaena Torgerson, parents Emily M. Abe and Kenneth J. Johnson, brother David E. and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.

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Christopher Huber

Posted On October 17th, 2012 -

Oct. 11, 2012
Christopher “Turkey” Huber, 43, of Honolulu, an engineer technician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Richie and Mahealani J., brother Josepher, sister Lydia Mandrusiak and grandmother Lydia Joy. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Gary Leroy Hays

Posted On October 17th, 2012 -

Oct. 5, 2012
Gary Leroy Hays, 63, of Ewa Beach, a Pacific Air Force Headquarters plans coordinator and a retired Air Force senior master sergeant, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Enid, Okla. He is survived by wife Samai “Mai,” son John D., mother Kathleen K. Pickens, sister Connie Benell and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hickam Chapel Center, 180 Kuntz Ave., Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Thomas James Halvorsen

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Oct. 8, 2012
Thomas James Halvorsen, 64, of Honolulu, an energy executive, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Washington. He is survived by mother Euarda V. and brother Jerald V. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Waikiki Yacht Club.

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Maria B. Guieb

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Oct. 5, 2012
Maria B. Guieb, 82, of Honolulu, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service supervisor, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Roland, Michael and Edwin; daughter Velma Guieb-Mamuad; stepmother Perlita Baron; brothers Robert and Jon Baron; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Oct. 24 and 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Services: 7 p.m. Oct. 24 and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 25. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Antonio Galla Delos Santos

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Oct. 14, 2012
Antonio Galla Delos Santos, 92, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Lihue Plantation irrigator, died at home. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Dionicia; sons Salvador and Sammy; daughters Marina Gali, Leonida Ednilao, Benita Papagayo, Teresa Ronda and Elena Williams; sisters Francisca Peralta, Martina Tolentino and Isabel Pedro; 23 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Derek T. Chock

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Sept. 25, 2012
Derek T. Chock, 54, of Kaneohe, a director of security for the Villa on Eaton Square, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kainoa; daughter Keliiaelakauaikekai N.; mother Myra “Darlene”; brothers Albert “Chockie Boy,” Clayton and Victor; and sisters Ronnie Cruz and Victoria Ann Manago. Visitation: 11 a.m. Oct. 24 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Delphine Terrill Abbott

Posted On October 17th, 2012 -

Oct. 9, 2012
Delphine Terrill Abbott, 59, of Kailua died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jonathan Shorr; brother Francis McCabe; sisters Mary Rose Gonzales, and Florence and Elizabeth Shelton; companion Lou Migliore; and four grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 8 a.m. Saturday at Waikiki Beach, across from Waikiki Beach Marriott. Aloha attire. Loose flowers welcome.

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DOLORES ANN (NORKUS) WEBSTER

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DOLORES ANN (NORKUS) WEBSTER
August 10, 1940 – October 11, 2012 Dolores (Dee) Webster passed away peacefully at her home in Novato, CA after losing her five year battle with breast cancer, she was 72 years old. Dee was born in Westville, IL and grew up in Thorntown, IN. She moved to Hawaii where she met her husband Andy and was married in 1975. They lived in Kailua on the Island of Oahu where they raised their two beloved children Dana and Donovan, along with a son adopted by love, Rabinder Khurana. They moved to Novato, CA in 1991 where they enjoyed the remainder of 37 years of married life. Dee was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister and is survived by her husband Andy, their daughter Dana Webster Benson and son-in-law Tim Benson, of Saint Johns, FL; their daughter-in-law Suzanne Nicholson of Cool, CA; her brother Raymond Norkus of Schaumburg, IL; their adopted son Rabinder Khurana, and four grandchildren; Emily Benson age 13, Ryan Benson age 11, Kyle Benson age 9, and Nolan Webster age 9. Their beloved son Donovan predeceased her in 2005. Burial will be at the Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Westville, IL where three generations of her family lay at rest. A memorial may be viewed and condolences left at www. keatonsredwoodchapel.com Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice By The Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Larkspur, CA 94939

KATHY LAGUNDIMAO

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KATHY LAGUNDIMAO
August 11, 1962 – October 8, 2012 Kathy Linn Kauinohea Lagundimao, 50, of Aiea, a daughter, a sister, an aunty, and a HECO Director of the Functional Application Configuration Management Division passed away at home. Kathy is survived by her parents, Edison and Gwendolyn Lagundimao; sister and brother-in-law, Stephanie and Andrew Troske; nieces and nephews, Amber, ‘Akahi, Ashley and Alaka’i Troske. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Sunday (10/21/2012) at Borthwick Mortuary-Maunakea Chapel. Services 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences at: www.BorthwickOahu.com

NANCY LEE ANDERSON VIVAS

Posted On October 17th, 2012 -

NANCY LEE ANDERSON VIVAS
Nancy Lee Anderson Vivas passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Nancy was born in Long Beach, California on July 10, 1928, to Arthur Phillip and Nancy Lee Anderson. She met her husband Albert “Sonny” Vivas in California, was married in Honolulu, and raised three daughters. Nancy’s strength was an inspiration for all who knew and loved her. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her family and friends. Nancy is survived by her husband of 58 years, Sonny Vivas; daughter Sandra ‘Sandy’ Lee Vivas; partner Bridget Belgiovine; daughter Linda ‘Lindy’ Lee Vivas; daughter Donna ‘Gigi’ Lee Vivas (Ditz); son-in-law David Ditz and grandsons Austin William Ditz and Garland Anderson Ditz. A Celebration of Life to honor Nancy will be held at 8:30am, on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the Outrigger Canoe Club in Honolulu, Hawaii. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Women’s Sports Foundation, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, New York, NY, 11554, “In memory of Nancy Vivas”.

Lillian Clara (Ferreira) Cardoza

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LILLIAN CLARA (FERREIRA) CARDOZA
87, of Aiea, passed away on October 8, 2012. She is survived by children, Aloma (James) Taniguchi, Burma Kaneapua, Joseph Cardoza; grand- children, Richard (Wanda) Oshiro, Johnell (Felix) Ladera, Kurt (Sandy) Oshiro, John Kai (Cheri) Cardoza, Matthew (Tracey) Fermahin, Robyn (Van) Duong, Jodi (Jacob) Afong; 20 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; brother, William (Julia) Ferreira; sister-in-law, Marie (Rodney) Kinilau. Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Monday (10/22), visitation 11 a.m.; service 12 noon; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

FLORA R. BAULA

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FLORA R. BAULA Age 90, of Kapolei, HI, passed away October 5, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born April 25, 1922 in Waipahu, HI. She is survived by son, Steven (Brenda) Baula; daughters, Evangelita (Pete) Ancheta, Loretta (Genaro) Fortes and Carmencita Folster; brothers, Nicasio “Nicky” Ridiros, Franklin Augustiro; sisters, Vicky Eye, Nancy Luat, Pat Garcia; 15 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 15 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (October 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JUAN “BENIT” “BEN” LAGUIT BAUTISTA

Posted On October 17th, 2012 -

JUAN BENIT BEN LAGUIT BAUTISTA Age 70, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away September 24, 2012 in Kaneohe. Born June 7, 1942 in Sison, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired worker from Kualoa Ranch. He is survived by wife, Marcelina S. Bautista; sons, John (Brenda) Bautista, Henry (Julie) Bautista, Iding Bautista, Armando (Shasta) Bautista;’ daughters, Ofelia Bautista, Naida (Jefford) Billington, Sonia (Adam) Lipka, Ona-Oming (Aaron) Matthew, Nelia Bautista, Jin Bautista; 16 grandchildren. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (October 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (October 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Mass 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

HENRY SAICHI “JAY” ARII

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HENRY SAICHI JAY ARII Age 78, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away September 22 2012 in Honolulu. Born January 2, 1934 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. A retired executive with Aloha Airlines Quality Control Department. He is survived by brother, Harvey (Darilyn) Arii; sisters, Hazel (Robert K.Y.) Ho, Mildred (Stanley) Kipu, Violet (Yeiso) Arakaki, Gertrude Nakamura; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (October 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

TODD MASARU HIGASHI

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TODD MASARU HIGASHI
Age 47, of Honolulu, passed away September 22, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born November 23, 1964 in Honolulu. He was a Customer Service Representative for Board of Water Supply.
He is survived by mother, Dianne K. Chinen; step-father, Michael M. Chinen; sister, Sheree H. Higashi; brother, Devin Higashi; step-brother, Scott Chinen; step-sister, Jodie Holu; grandmother, Sumiko Higashi.
Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10/20 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Stanley Seikichi Yonamine

Posted On October 16th, 2012 -

Sept. 23, 2012
Stanley Seikichi Yonamine, 96, of Honolulu, owner of Medical Arts Laboratory, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dean, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary Monday.

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Tomie Watanabe

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Oct. 11, 2012
Tomie Watanabe, 94, of Waimea, Kauai, a Tip Top Bakery baker, died at home. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by sister Elsie Hegwood. Private services.

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John Vega III

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Oct. 4, 2012
John Vega III, 37, of Kapolei, an Army veteran, died. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He is survived by wife Jenna; son Julius; daughters Cassandra, Jessie and Jazmine; parents Rosalind and Anthony; and sisters Ana, Amanda, Amber and Sophia. Celebration of life and potluck: noon Oct. 26, 27 and 28. Call 354-2733 for information.

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Soichi Sakamoto

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Sept. 29, 2012
Soichi “Stanley” Sakamoto, 91, of Waipahu, a retired Big Way Super Markets mechandise receiver, died in Waipahu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Mildred; sons Wayne, Karl and Scott; brothers Shoichi and Kihachiro; sister Kimiko Nakagawa; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Michael Takeo Saito

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Oct. 8, 2012
Michael Takeo Saito, 58, of Hilo, a Hawaii Community College professor in the auto body repair and painting program, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Kona. He is survived by sons Brad and Scott, daughter Brandie Munechika, mother Ukie, brother Alan Saito and sisters Emi Saito, Lyn Guillermo and Marcia Eckel. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Sadao Nishikawa

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Sept. 11, 2012
Sadao “Sada” Nishikawa, 85, of Honolulu, a retired state television technician and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia “Pat,” sons Michael and Kinohi, brothers Richard and Herbert, sisters Grace Ishizaki and Ethel Nishino, and a grandchild. Private services.

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