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YOSHIKO MATSUMOTO

Posted On April 4th, 2012 -

YOSHIKO MATSUMOTO

Age 100, of Honolulu, passed away March 18, 2012 at Leahi Hospital. Born May 10, 1911 in Makaweli, Kauai.

She is survived by sons, George (Ellen) Matsumoto, Henry (Mi-ja) Matsumoto Francis (Tandra) Matsumoto, Kenneth (Pauline) Matsumoto; sister, Kimiye Masumoto; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grand-children.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday 4/7 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire.

NELLANETTE HOOKANO YOUNG ARAKI

Posted On April 4th, 2012 -

NELLANETTE HOOKANO YOUNG ARAKI

Age 84, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away March 23, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born June 7, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A retired principal from Mauka Lani Elementary School. Member of the Hale O Na Alii; the Hawaiian Civic Club; Latter-Day Saints member, Newtown Ward; and the Zenta Women’s Club, Wahiawa.

She is survived by husband, William “Bill” Araki; son, John (Beryl) Tyau; daughter, Nellani “Tookie” (Bernard) Asato; step-sons, Robert (Grace) Araki, Charles Araki; step-daughters, Dawn (Alvin) Arasato, Darlene (Robert) Chai, Twila (Eliseo) Cuenca; sister, Delorinne (Gregory) Wong; 17 grand-children; 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday (April 9) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

SADIE H. GIBO

Posted On April 4th, 2012 -

SADIE H. GIBO

Sadie H. Gibo, 82, of Aiea, a retired bookkeeper, died at the Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband, Peter S.; sons, Lester and Milton (Donna); daughter, Janice (Alan) Nakamura; sisters, Peggy Teruya and Evelyn Miyahira; grandchildren, Landon, Andie, Jessica and Jaimie. Private services held.

Ivy Kut Chew Wong Zheng

Posted On April 3rd, 2012 -

March 16, 2012
Ivy Kut Chew Wong Zheng, 94, of Honolulu died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Bing Jian, sons Mao Lin and You Lin, daughters Ai Hua Zheng Gao and Jie Hua Zheng, sister Laura Wong Lau, 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Rose Shigemi Yoshizaki

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March 10, 2012
Rose Shigemi Yoshizaki, 83, of Kaneohe, a Kapiolani Medical Center retiree, died at Castle Medical Center. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by brothers Theodore, Harold and Reginald. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thomas Tomonari Tajima

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March 28, 2012
Thomas Tomonari Tajima, 93, of Honolulu, a retired HC&D accountant and former accountant at Von Ham Young, Blair Woods and C.S. Wo, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bertha S.; sons Stephen, Darrel and Rodney; brothers Paul and Robert; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Alban’s Chapel, ‘Iolani School. Parking available at the school parking structure. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Tsugio Shobu

Posted On April 3rd, 2012 -

March 6, 2012
Tsugio Shobu, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Shearwater sales representative and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon, son Clayton, stepsons Timothy and Thad Tilton, daughters Malva Nakatani and Donna Tonaki, brother Lawrence and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

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Betty Shizuko Shiroma

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Feb. 20, 2012
Betty Shizuko Shiroma, 69, of Pearl City, a retired Waiau Elementary School secretary, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stanley H., daughters Lisa S. Shiroma and Liane E. Taylan, brother Ronald T. Watanabe, sister Amy H. Tanaka, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Harry Takeki Sekiya

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March 17, 2012
Harry Takeki Sekiya, 91, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor for Chikaramochi Store and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Hale Pulama Mau. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy Y.; daughters Marilyn Kinjo, Susan Inouye and Irene Sekiya; five grandchildren; and two great-grand-children. Private services.

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Clovis Tim Ray

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March 15, 2012
Clovis Tim Ray, 34, of Schofield Barracks, an Army first lieutenant, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Schofield Barracks Main Post Chapel. He was born in San Antonio. He is survived by wife Shannon, son Dean, parents Bob and Cecilia, brothers Bob Jr. and Ed, and sister Jennifer. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Victorina Marcelo Padaca

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Feb. 28, 2012
Victorina Marcelo Padaca, 82, of Pearl City, a care home operator, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rogelio, Paulino and Mark; daughters Pearl L. Padaca and Julene Machida; brothers Jack and Lorenzo Marcelo; sister Maxima M. Colobong; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Margaret Yoriko Okita

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March 25, 2012
Margaret Yoriko Okita, 88, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Bank supervisor for data operations, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Sanford; daughter Patricia; brother Fred Sato; sisters Betty Koyama, Dorothy Poe, Alice Sakuda, May Hamamoto and Sarah Kagawa; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Gladys Yaeko Maetani

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March 30, 2012
Gladys Yaeko Maetani, 81, of Harbor City, Calif., died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Myron M.; sons Kyle, Wade and Kerry; and six grandchildren. Services to be held in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Online condolences: www.fukuimortuary.com.

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Leslie Matthews Lee-Ah Yat

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March 29, 2012
Leslie Matthews Lee-Ah Yat, 54, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Verdun, France. She is survived by husband Gregory “Butch” Ah Yat, parents Eugene and Sally Love Lee, hanai parents Richard and Nancy Zerbe, and sisters Jeanne Lee and Julia Lee-Ryberg. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Frances Kim Sun Chow Lee

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March 17, 2012
Frances Kim Sun Chow Lee, 90, of Honolulu, a retired JP Roumaine seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richard and Daniel, daughters Beatrice Chu and Anna Why, 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Betty June Langley

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March 11, 2012
Betty June Langley, 78, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Griffin, Ga. She is survived by husband Robert “Sarge,” sons Robert Jr. and Steve, daughters Vicky Saxton and June “Cammie” Langley, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Manuel Cruz Laboy

Posted On April 3rd, 2012 -

March 6, 2012
Manuel Cruz Laboy, 82, of Mililani, a retired city refuse worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Manuel “Junior” Jr., Clifford, Frank and Clives-Richard; daughter Cindy Ann Rogers; two brothers; two sisters; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Lillian Amiel Kramer

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March 26, 2012
Lillian Amiel Kramer, 93, of Westminster, Colo., retired president of Kramer’s Men’s Wear and Big & Tall by Kramer’s in Hawaii, died in Colorado. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richard Botkin and Jeffrey Kramer; daughters Simone Andrade, Ricarda Thomas and Roberta Scanlon; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

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Helen Sachiko Kimura

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Feb. 7, 2012
Helen Sachiko Kimura, 81, of Pearl City, a retired secretary at Mutual Distributor/Wholesale, died in Pearl City. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughters Sandra Hirata, Sheila Kimura and Gwyn Tamashiro; and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Wilfred Kawaiaea

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March 25, 2012
Wilfred “Kaupo” Kawaiaea, 79, of Hawaii Kai, a retired tool room supervisor at Pacific Marine and Dillingham Bros., died in Honolulu. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Alice; son Jon; brothers Oliver, John, Daniel and Milton; sister Minuet Ratledge; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Rudolph Hoke

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March 22, 2012
Rudolph Hoke, also known as Kaanoi Ulukoa Kaiuwailani, 59, of Honolulu, a construction worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Bryan; daughter Trisha-Ann Thomas; brothers Richard L., Leonard and Haru; sisters Judith Ortiz, Audrey Johnson and Joyce Vidinha; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Kay Sakata Hisanaga

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March 12, 2012
Kay Sakata Hisanaga, 89, of Wailuku, formerly of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Barney; daughters Ann Lee, Naomi Miyamoto and Lori Geller; brother Seiji Sakata; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Gregory Mitsuyuki Hiramoto

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March 13, 2012
Gregory Mitsuyuki Hiramoto, 64, of Ninole, Hawaii, an Army veteran, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Aaron and sisters Harriet Kono, Irene Mizunaka and Myra Hiramoto. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Yuichi Harada

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March 7, 2012
Yuichi Harada, 86, of Kahului, a retired Maui Electric Co. power plant electrical operator and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Nelson, daughter Gale Matsumoto, brothers Mitsuo “Wallace” and Ikuo, sister Masae Saiki and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Kazue Fujii

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March 13, 2012
Kazue “Kay” Fujii, 83, of Aiea, a former nurse with Dr. Ruben Casile in Hilo, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Richard N.; daughters Evelyn Machida and Donna Tanabe; brothers Norio and Bunichi Harada; sisters Asayo Naguwa, Martha Kaji and June Nakagawa; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Gilbert Kim Flores

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March 20, 2012
Gilbert Kim Flores, 68, of Honolulu died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Rose and brothers Arthur “Art,” Francis “Frank,” Randolph “Randy” and Edwin “Ed.” Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Visitacion Balantac Duldulao

Posted On April 3rd, 2012 -

March 6, 2012
Visitacion Balantac Duldulao, 81, of Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, a retired Central YMCA housekeeper, died in Alameda, Calif. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Eric B., daughter Edna D. Ammons and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Nancy Chun

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March 26, 2012
Nancy Chun, 87, of Haliimaile, Maui, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by sons Llewellyn and Colin; brother John Bak Jr.; sisters Jennie Ito, Rose Quindica, Victoria Keawekane, Lillian Haina and Shirley Streck; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Alfred Richard Catao

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March 4, 2012
Alfred Richard Catao, 83, of Lahaina, a Pioneer Mill supervisor, died at home. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by companion Frances Kellett, brother Ezechiel, sisters Marilyn Tranilla and Claire Javier, and numerous hanai grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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John B. Caruso

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March 30, 2012
John B. Caruso, 92, of Aiea, a retired planner estimator at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Ford Island and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Rome. He is survived by daughters Conne Sutherland and Rita B. Bernardo, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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