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Charlotte Hanako Onna

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Oct. 22, 2013
Charlotte Hanako Onna, 60, of Honolulu, a medical assistant, died in Hawaii. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Milton, sons Preston and Jason Medeiros, and sister Christine Ikehara. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery & Crematory. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples.

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William Takio Okubo

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Oct. 10, 2013
William Takio Okubo, 99, of Aiea, former owner of Kapiolani Repair Shop, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Wayne and William “Billy”; daughters Judy Onishi, Katherine Ng and Phyllis Oyama; sister Sueko Tanahara; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sunao Nakama

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Nov. 3, 2013
Sunao Nakama, 87, of Honolulu, formerly of Puunene, Maui, a retired city land acquisition agent and an Army and Coast Guard veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Jane E., sons Paul P. and Wesley K., brother Masato, sisters Emiko and Lillian, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services to be held at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

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Toshio Murata

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Oct. 29, 2013
Toshio Murata, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Navy electrical engineer at Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born on Maui. He is survived by sons David and Paul, daughter Ann, brother Tadao and sister Hisako Tatsumoto. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Mae Fisher Main

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Oct. 27, 2013
Mae Fisher Main, 99, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Honolulu. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She is survived by son Robert, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private graveside services.

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Arthur Rodney Lindsey

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Oct. 22, 2013
Arthur Rodney Lindsey, 65, of Kailua died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ernestine Ann; son Wynn J.K.; daughters Maile K. Lindsey, Jamie P.P. Lester and Kamele K. Blanchi; brothers Gary C. and Ronald C. Lindsey, and Jerry W. Duran; sisters Anna S.N. Lindsey, Patricia M.K. Getz and Victoria J.N. Lindsey-Mette; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church-Waimanalo, 41-054 Ehukai St. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow.

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Chock Lun Lee

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Oct. 27, 2013
Chock Lun Lee, 92 of Honolulu, retired owner of and chef at Lelani Chop Suey and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Margie H.L., sons Wayson and Waymond, daughter Elsa Devereux, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Mary Laurett Koomoa

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Nov. 4, 2013
Mary Laurett Koomoa, 88, of Haiku, Maui, a retired elementary school teacher, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Arizona. She is survived by sons Lyman, Joseph and Thomas; daughter Mindy Baker; brothers John C. and Preston Brooksby; sisters Nora Hughes, Emma Mitchell and Glenda Johnson; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Maui Lani. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Brian Akira Kobashigawa

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Oct. 29, 2013
Brian Akira Kobashigawa, 48, of Kaneohe, a front desk manager, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tammy, daughter Taylor Silva, parents Isamu and Yoshiko, brother Kenneth and sisters Irene Suzuki and Nancy Visitation. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the cemetery. Onine condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Tammy Kuuipo-Nohea Ke

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Nov. 8, 2013
Tammy Kuuipo-Nohea Ke, also known as “Ipo” and “Baba,” 54, of Naalehu, Hawaii, died in Ka’u Hospital. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by son John; daughters Sky Ke and Hope Ke-Leibner; father James; mother Agnes Publico; brother James; sisters Kitty Roy, Noela Pritchard, Kim Viloria and Blossom Lamb; and eight grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday across from the Punaluu Beach Park pavilion. Casual attire.

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June Fumiko Ikezawa

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Oct. 6, 2013
June Fumiko Ikezawa, 79, of Mililani, a retired Waipahu Elementary School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Chad and daughter Shann. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Magdalene Kukae Ho

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Oct. 25, 2013
Magdalene Kukae Ho, 82, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Paia, Maui. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Daniel, Kenneth and Winston; daughters Zita May Ho and Karen Gumtang; brother Earl Keaunui; sister Lynette “Ana” Espiritu; 20 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Fujie Hirayama

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Oct. 28, 2013
Fujie Hirayama, 99, of Hilo, formerly of Papaikou, Hawaii, an employee at the former KK Tei Restaurant, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Ninole, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Raymond, Paul and Wayne; daughters Thelma Tatsutani, Elsie Oka and Myrtle Hirayama; brother Takeyoshi Fujimoto; sisters Violet Oketani, Chizuko Honma, Doris Wakahiro and Janet J. Togawa; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Carrie L. Gray

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Nov. 4, 2013
Carrie L. Gray, 38, of Honolulu, a Verizon executive marketing director, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Danbury, Conn. She is survived by husband Dale D., parents Donald and Susan Young, and brother Todd Young. Private services.

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Theodora Castro

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Sept. 28, 2013
Theodora Castro, 88, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Primo D. Sr., sons Primo D. Jr. and Bryan K., daughters Donna L. Price and Colleen L. Castro, 22 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Emilio Acosta Asuncion

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Oct. 27, 2013
Emilio Acosta Asuncion, 85, of Pearl City, an Ace Flooring retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita A., sons Nestor and Larry, daughter Estrella “Esther,” four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Alan Kalani Akau

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Oct. 24, 2013
Alan Kalani “Bruddah Al” Akau, 54, of Waimanalo, a landscaper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alan A. Akau-Makaniole; daughter Abcde Akau-Makaniole; brothers Anthony, Adrian and Lawrence Akau, Knighten Burges and Julius “Dooley” Kaehu; and sisters Meta and Melissa Asagra, Melanie Manuel, Mignon Butterfield, Monique Richmond, Morae Salis and Allegra Burges. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo.

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Jasper Agosto

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Nov. 2, 2013
Jasper Agosto, 62, of Kaneohe, a Gomes Bus Co. driver, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jasper Jr. and Johnathan, daughter Christina, brothers Larry and John Augustus, and sister Geraldine Augustus. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Kualoa Beach Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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RODMAN B. “ROD” MILLER, SR. MD.

Posted On November 13th, 2013 -

RODMAN B. ROD MILLER, SR. MD. “Rodman B. “Rod” Miller, Sr. M.D. (corrected) Long time North Shore resident died in Hilo at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans’ Home. He was born in 1924 in Orangeburg, South Carolina and was 88 years old. A WWII vet and retired family physician, he practiced medicine on the North Shore for nearly 40 years and founded Haleiwa Family Medical Center. He is survived by daughters Antya Miller (Boyd Ready) and Lisa Simmerman (Ralph); brother Dr. Julian Creighton Miller, Jr. (Jeannie); five grand- children, and four great-grand- children and brother-in-law Joseph Coyle (Pat). He was preceded in death by wife Anna and sons Scott and Rod Miller, Jr. Memorial service is Thursday, November 14th, 5pm visitation, 6pm service at Waialua United Church of Christ. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Haleiwa Main Street dba North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Wahiawa General Hospital, Waialua United Church of Christ or nonprofit of your choice.

FLORENCE KAM LIN LIU LAU

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FLORENCE KAM LIN LIU LAU Age 95, died Nov. 3, 2013. Survived by sons, Richard (Maude), Henry (Lindy); daughters, Mary (David) Tanaka, Nancy (Willis) Wong and Ruby (Francis) Foo; daughter-in-law, Sue Ann Lau; brother, Young Wah Liu; 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Private Services.

EDITH YONEKO TORIKAWA

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EDITH YONEKO TORIKAWA Age 95, of Honolulu, passed away on October 25, 2013, in Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Preceded in death by her husband, Yasuto Torikawa, she is survived by her son, Clayton; daughter, Shirley (Elroy) Hamada; grand- children, Jolene and Brandon Hamada. Private services held.

EDITH KINA’U ROBINSON MAGNANI

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11-13 EDITH MAGNANIEDITH KINA’U ROBINSON MAGNANI Edith Kina’u Robinson Magnani took her leave October 19, 2013. Born on October 30, 1928 in Waimea, Kaua’i to David Kaiana Robinson and Rose Rebecca (Cardoza), she is survived by her husband, Theodore, her children, James (Sandy), and Celeste. Siblings Michael Robinson of Aina Haina and Rachael Brossman of Cleona, PA; 3 grand- children; 7 great-grand- children. Services and military honors will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Kaneohe, with visitation at 10:30 a.m., service at 11:30, and military committal service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

RUTH TAKAKO BEFU WAKAI

Posted On November 12th, 2013 -

RUTH TAKAKO BEFU WAKAI May 4, 1928 to October 30, 2013 Ruth was born in Pahoa, Hawaii and grew up in Hilo. Shortly after moving to Honolulu, she entered the Cherry Blossom Pageant. That event transformed her from a country girl to a sophisticated city girl, but she retained her charming personality. In 1956, Ruth was hired as a Japanese Nisei flight attendant by Pan American Airways – America’s flagship airlines. Her friendly and gracious personality made her perfect for handling orphans from Japan and Korea traveling to the U.S. on Pan Am. On numerous occasions, she cared for these frighten children by bringing them home. She fed them, bathed them, and let them rest until their connecting flight to the mainland. Ruth retired from Pan Am in 1985. She helped run the family travel agency, Globe Travel, and also volunteered with the Japanese Women Society. Ruth is survived by her husband, Calvin, daughter, Dawn Hussey Riggs, son, Glenn, sister, Margaret Schultz, brother, Dr. George Befu, 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A big MAHALO to the St. Francis Heathcare System of Hawaii, especially the Staff of the Home Care and Hospice Home Care that showed so much love and support for Ruth. Memorial Service will be held on November 16th at Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St.. Visitation from 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM with service to start at 5:00 PM. NO FLOWERS. ALOHA ATTIRE.

Lovely Blossom Puanani Vea

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Oct. 30, 2013
Lovely Blossom Puanani Vea, 72, of North Kohala, Hawaii, a retiree from Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, Kohala branch, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Ika M. Sr.; sons Kevin, Michael, Monty and Ika M. Jr.; daughters Martha L. Naihe and Neilani Chittenden; brothers Joseph D.D.W. Jr., George, Alden “Tony” Sr., Eric Sr., Raymond, Albert Sr., John and Claude Pule; sister Sharon “Moki” Pule; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire.

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David Daniel Souza Sr.

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Nov. 1, 2013
David Daniel Souza Sr., 66, of Wahiawa died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Betty Ann; sons Denton, David Jr., Donald, Delwin and Dominic; daughter Davenette “Sweetheart”; brothers Joaquin Souza III, and Michael and Lawrence Kealoha; sister Frances Vierra; 26 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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James Noboru Mori

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Oct. 29, 2013
James Noboru Mori, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Spencecliff Restaurants cook and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by son Dean, daughter Wendy and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services at noon. Private committal services.

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Donald K. Martin

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Nov. 4, 2013
Donald K. Martin, 81, of Hilo, a former attorney, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother-in-law Dyle G. Anderson, sisters-in-law Ermine L. and Etsuko Martin, and numerous nephews and nieces. Inurnment services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Homelani Memorial Park, Hilo. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Yvonne Leimomi Keawe Kaiahua

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Nov. 6, 2013
Yvonne Leimomi Keawe Kaiahua, 68, of Kailua, a kahu, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald K. Sr.; sons Donald Jr., Ronald and Jerome; daughters Yvonne “Momi” Kaiahua, Alexandra S. “Mamo” Couldwell and Geraldlyn “Geri” Kaiahua-Lave; brother Adam Keawe; sisters Rose Kaiahua, Kamai Napa’a, Maxine Kaokai, Jennifer K. Sutton and Pamela McCoy; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church. Services: 11 a.m.

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Eugene Peterson Kekona Kahai

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Oct. 16, 2013
Eugene Peterson Kekona Kahai, 58, of Waianae, a former chef at Yum Yum Tree, Pearlridge, and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Donnalou; sons Gene, Cody and Christian; daughters Hokulani Kahai and Mokihana Domingcil; brothers Abraham and Roland Kahai, and Tex Flores; sister Laverne Rhody; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Zablan Beach Park, Waianae. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Brandon Anthony Kalani Javellana

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Oct. 26, 2013
Brandon Anthony Kalani “Java” Javellana, 28, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a Navy veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Clifford, mother Joan, stepmother Dawn, sister Nohelani, stepbrothers Aaron and Shane Paredes, stepsister Erica Paredes, grandparents Louis and Ethel Furtado, and step-grandparent Evelyn Stanley-Lovett. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Graveside urn committal services: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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