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Serafin Abelaye

Posted On December 11th, 2013 -

Dec. 1, 2013
Serafin “Bones” Abelaye, 65, of Pearl City, a former Specialty Builders contractor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Trinidad; brothers Joseph Jr., Melvin, Brian, Clyde and David; and sisters Miriam and Yolanda Kikawa. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass: 10 a.m. Graveside inurnment services: 12:45 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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CRYSTAL HISAE NITTA

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

CRYSTAL HISAE NITTA Age 64, of Kailua, passed away on November 29, 2013, in Kuakini Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a self-employed beautician, dba Crystal’s Hair Salon. She is survived by her brothers, Alan M. (Anne) and Myron N. (Karen) Nitta and sister, Carolyn Y. (Wesley) Uemoto. Private services held.

EUNICE YUEN OY KONG LAU

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

EUNICE YUEN OY KONG LAU 92 of Honolulu, Hawaii died December 2, 2013 at the Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She was born August 2, 1921 in Lilong, China. Eunice Lau, the late owner of Gum Chew Lau Noodle Factory, lived in Kaimuki, on the island of Oahu for the past 65 years where she and her husband raised three children. Throughout her life, work, and participation in the Christian Chinese Church Community, Eunice gained a diverse group of friends, and hanai family. Many people helped her when she first moved to Oahu; in return, she lovingly and generously reciprocated by assisting others in need. During her retirement years she learned and excelled at various crafts such as knitting and crocheting, making dish scrubbies and baby hats for the hospital, neck and haku lei- making, using flowers, feathers, money, even recyclable materials. Her garden bloomed with cigar flowers and pikake. She kissed babies, played mahjong, cooked and ate delicious food, traveled the world and lived life to the fullest. Towards the end she suffered from diabetes progressive kidney failure. She opted not to receive dialysis treatment, rather fearlessly awaiting death. At the age of 92, she died at 12:30 a.m. on December 2, 2013, at Hale Ho Aloha on Pacific Heights Road, with her only granddaughter Dory Jay, and daughter Victoria at her side. She will be remembered by many. A hui hou kakou Eunice. She is survived by Son: Foster K.C. Patricia Young) Lau; Daughter: Victoria L. (Donald) Kong; granddaughter: Dory Jay G.F. Kong. Visitation Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. A Funeral Service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Graveside services will be held at 12:45 p.m. at the Diamond Head Memorial Park. The family requests that aloha attire be worn for the services.

ISAMU KOBASHIGAWA

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

ISAMU KOBASHIGAWA Age 86, of Pearl City, HI, passed away November 21, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 1, 1927 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by daughters, Lorraine (Paul) Asano, Doreen (Ronny) Higuchi; sister, Sally Nakata; 4 grandchildren. Private Services were held.

ROSARIO “YAYONG, ROSE” DONATO CABAL

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

12-10 ROSARIO CABALROSARIO YAYONG, ROSE DONATO CABAL Age 94, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away November 14, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born March 11, 1919 in Ivana, Batanes, Philipines. A dedicated employee of Dole Plantation who retired from the mess hall at Schofield Barracks. A devoted and loyal parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows, Roman Catholic Church, Wahiawa and also an active member of the Wahiawa Filipino Catholic Club. Preceded in death by her loving husband Sixto “Itong” Moral Cabal, son Rolando “Ben” Donato Cabal, parents Bernardo C. Cataluna & Josefa G. Donato, brother Severo M. Cataluna. She is survived by son, Oscar (Irene Acosta) Donato Cabal; daughters, Machellie (Roger) Cabal Rabanal, Lilian (Jose) Cabal Barsana; 10 grand- children; 11 great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Monday (Dec. 16) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; (1403 A California Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

VICTOR “PAPA” GARO, SR.

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

VICTOR PAPA GARO, SR. Age 86, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away November 9, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born July 24, 1927 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired machinist at Del Monte Fresh Produce. Former owner of Rosa’s Lounge in Wahiawa. U.S. Army veteran Korean Conflict. He is survived by faithful companion, Patricia A. Acoba; son, Victor (Elaine) Garo, Jr.; daughters, Ida Maryott, Doreen G. Provost; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Marciana Quidez. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (Dec. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

AIKO TAIRA

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

AIKO TAIRA Age 85, of Waipahu, HI, passed away November 3, 2013 in Kaneohe. Born August 18, 1928 in Waimea, Kauai. Minister of education for 25 years. She is survived by brother, Sachio (Tokie) Taira; sister, Chiyoko Taira. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (December 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Michael Edward Yasui

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 9, 2013
Michael Edward Yasui, 65, of Pearl City, owner of Frame Masters, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jacquelyn K., son Andrew E., daughters Shannyn K. and Vanessa K., brother Daniel Y., sisters Patricia M. Teeuw and Dianne N. Ishida, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Saturnino Villafuerte

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 21, 2013
Saturnino Villafuerte, 79, of Honolulu, a retired city emergency medical technician and a Hawaii Kai Golf Course employee, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Puukolii, Maui. He is survived by wife Dolores; son Shawn; daughters Lee Ann and Teresa Villafuerte, and Vanessa Kahalewai and Deneen Kawamoto; brother Phillip; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Richard Antone Torres Sr.

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 27, 2013
Richard Antone “Torres Twin” Torres Sr., 65, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Richard A. Jr. and Jonah M. Sr.; daughter Antoinette M.; brothers George, Ronald, Daneile and Nathan Torres, and Mathew Milo; sisters April Moniz, Iveene Dugue, Victoria Torres and Nelenette Nunies; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pray for Sex Beach, Waianae. Celebration of life to follow at the family residence. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Toshio Tokunaga

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Oct. 18, 2013
Toshio “Charlie” Tokunaga, 86, of Pearl City, a retired customs inspector and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Tamie “Betty,” sons Ken A. and Don T., daughter Vera S. Iwasaki, brother Akira and a grandchild. Private services.

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Yasuko Tanaka

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 5, 2013
Yasuko Tanaka, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Noelani Elementary School cafeteria baker, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Steven K., Arnold M. and Daniel H.; daughter Claire M. Hasegawa; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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John Isamu Tamanaha

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 2, 2013
John Isamu Tamanaha, 96, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Los Angeles. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Philip; daughters Karen Fujioka, Velma Smith, Beryl Inouye and Naomi Tramblie; sister Florence; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Bernadette Vierra Rodrigues

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Dec. 6, 2013
Bernadette Vierra Rodrigues, 93, of Wailuku died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Ronald and Colin, daughters Colette Chow and Mary Beth Santos, brother Philbert, sister Irene Cambra, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Crisostomo Roldan Raguine

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 13, 2013
Crisostomo Roldan Raguine, 93, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. He is survived by sons Reynaldo B. and Manuel B. “Lito,” and daughters Lydia R. Manuel, Mercedes R. Peralta, Elvira R. Mariano and Evelinda Raguine. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Noboru Oyama

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Dec. 3, 2013
Noboru Oyama, 91, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor for Dole Cannery and Castle & Cooke, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Clayton, daughters Karen Eldredge and Sandra Dormer, sister Mary Ellen Takaoka, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lanai Senior Center. No monetary offerings.

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Hilda Hitoe Ohta

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 18, 2013
Hilda Hitoe Ohta, 96, of Pearl City, a retired supervisor for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John T., daughter Christine E. Kirsch, brother Richard Sakimoto, sister Mae Sur, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Theha Thi Nguyen

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Dec. 7, 2013
Theha Thi Nguyen, 65, of Aiea, a cook for Pho Five-0, died in the the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Saigon, Vietnam. She is survived by husband Steven Dee Childs, son Khanh Phuong, sisters Diep Thi Ngoc and Loan Thi Ngoc, and two grandchildren. Visitation: noon Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m.

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Suu Thi Nguyen

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Dec. 3, 2013
Suu Thi Nguyen, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by sons Cung, Ky, Theodore, Nicholas, Mark and Alexander; daughters An Uedoi, Nhan Pham and Nha, Valerie, Kimberly and Catherine Nguyen; a sister; and eight grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Visitation: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Harvelee Nary

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 27, 2013
Harvlee Nary, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Visitors Bureau office manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son William “Mana,” daughter Wendi-Ann “Lani,” sister Cleora Fontaine, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Donnie Lynn Puanani Sahyoun Limatoc

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 20, 2013
Donnie Lynn Puanani Sahyoun “Honey Girl” Limatoc, 53, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Concord, Calif. She is survived by sons Sonny “Alika” Limatoc and James “Kimo” Kane III; daughters Shannon Limatoc and Sheena Hirano; brother Lee Michael; sisters Bonnie Limatoc-Deponte, Lynn Bolton, Billy Joe Padilla and Michelle Johnson; and nine grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Alice Filoteo Legaspi

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 19, 2013
Alice Filoteo Legaspi, 91, of Hilo, a retired employee of Kilauea Inn, K.K. Tei Restaurant and 50th State Bar, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. She is survived by son Roy; daughters Estrelleta “Lita” Taguchi, Eleanor Bello and Marcella Stroh; brothers Larry and Ronald Castillias; sisters Anita Cadaoas and Lillian Naihe; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Aloha or casual attire.

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Chang Nim Kurihara

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 30, 2013
Chang Nim “Lee” Kurihara, 75, of Pearl City died at home. She was born in Inchon, South Korea. She is survived by husband Ralph M., daughter Mary, son Charlie, three sisters, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Simon Kimseu

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Sept. 15, 2007
Herbert Kimseu, 93, of Kaimuki and Kailua, formerly of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired clerk for Navy Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, died in Kailua; and his brother, Simon Kimseu, 82, of South San Francisco, formerly of Waimea, a retired United Airlines aircraft mechanic, died in San Mateo, Calif. They were born in Waikii, Hawaii. They are survived by brother Kenneth. Herbert is also survived by hanai daughter Diane Kohler. Graveside services and inurnment: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Herbert Kimseu

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

April 24, 2013

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Kenez Kalani Kealoha

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Dec. 4, 2013
Kenez Kalani Kealoha, 72, of Paia, Maui, a retired Maui Pine construction welder, died at home. He was born in Paia. He is survived by wife Amy; sons Donovan and Donomic; daughter Nicole; brother Kelbert; sisters Karen Wagner and Kennydene Kealoha; half brothers Kendall and Terrance; half sisters Avis Visaya, Glennys Kealoha and Sandralene Apolo; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Dreena Leinaala Kane

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 19, 2013
Dreena Leinaala Kane, 63, of Waianae, a musician and singer for Tihati Productions and the Polynesian Cultural Center, and a teacher for Leeward Community College and the Kamehameha Schools Exploration Program, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kamakanika’ilialoha “Kama,” brother Norman, sisters Betty Kalaau and Luana De Freitas, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Freddie Ennith Kaholoa’a

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 24, 2013
Freddie Ennith “Dago” Kaholoa’a, 68, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a plasterer, proprietor of Kaholoaa’s Hale and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Charlyn; sons Keoni and Keoki; brothers Derwin, Solomon, William and Jeremiah; and sisters Eunice Thompson, Mary Cabrera and Rachel Kaholoa’a. Visitation: noon Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Christian Abel Ignacio

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 23, 2013
Christian Abel “Boboy” Ignacio, 39, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Camp Pendleton, Calif. He is survived by parents Ronald Ignacio and Kathleen “Tita” Llanos, brother Ivan Ige, sister Rona and grandparents Alejandra “Betty” Ignacio and Cristetuto Llanos. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Waipahu United Church of Christ. Services: 6 p.m. Casual or navy blue attire. No flowers. Updated service information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Te’amalelalolagi Lale Igafo-Saole

Posted On December 10th, 2013 -

Nov. 28, 2013
Te’amalelalolagi Lale Igafo-Saole, 93, of Wahiawa, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Sailele, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Tofatu Lale Saole and Agaifanua and Tofatu Toliniu; daughters Fesuisui’ai Moea’i and Evelyn “Laala’ai” To’omata; 66 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Parker United Methodist Church, 45-211 Waikalua Road, Kaneohe. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Sunday best attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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