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William Eugene Pulu

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 2, 2012
William Eugene Pulu, 63, of Rio Rancho, N.M., a telecommunications computer analyst, died. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Gabriel and Ian, daughter Tiffany Pulu-Gonzales, father Edwin Soliai, numerous brothers and sisters, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Laie Cemetery.

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James Tadashi Ota

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 13, 2012
James Tadashi “Jimmy” Ota, 94, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired electrician, died in Kailua-Kona. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane; sons Robert and Steve; daughters Cindy Adams, Jeri Espiritu and Gay Mukai; brother Ronald; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745-4130.

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Alvin Roald Olson

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 5, 2012
Alvin Roald Olson, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Chrysler Motor Corp. engineer and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Ashland, Wis. Private burial.

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Betty Masae Nakamoto

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Dec. 12, 2011
Betty Masae Nakamoto, 96, of Kahului died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Francis S., daughter Shirley C. Hayashi, brother Megumi Kon, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Leroy Simaile Lutu

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 14, 2012
Leroy Simaile Lutu, 62, of Honolulu, a Department of Education of American Samoa Drug Free Program director, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Fusiuta L. Lutu and Fanua T. Selevae; brothers Kipeni, Saimalie, Simaile and Willie; sisters Salote, Tafa, Moki, Oilau, Elisa, Debbie, Julie and Liulealo; and two grandchildren. Services held. Additional services to be held in American Samoa. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Luis Jovanny Lopez

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 7, 2012
Luis Jovanny Lopez, 27, of Honolulu died. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Christina, son Luis III, daughter Jasmine, mother Drucila Dedrick, stepfather Richard Dedrick, stepbrother Jonathan Dedrick and grandparent Juan Gomez. Private services.

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Elaine T. Jones

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 6, 2012
Elaine T. Jones, 91, of Hilo, a PayLess retiree, dressmaker and Concept Now distributor, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Cheryl McGinnis; brothers Manabu, Charles K. and Herbert Uyeda; and a grandchild. No services.

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Robert T. Hirayama

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Dec. 24, 2011
Robert T. Hirayama, 89, of Haleiwa, an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, K Company, and a retired heavy-equipment inspector at Schofield Barracks, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Mokuleia. He is survived by wife Evelyn; sons Lloyd, Wayne, Ralph and Arnold; brothers Hiroshi, Thomas, Ted and Isao; sister Harriet Shimamoto; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Teisho Higa

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Dec. 30, 2011
Teisho Higa, 89, of Wahiawa died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Grace; son Ronald S.; daughters Evelyn Hirata, Elaine Roumasset and June Quemado; sister Haruko Uehara; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Karl Hees

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 17, 2012
Karl Hees, 71, of Hilo, a retired teacher at Waiakea High School, alto saxophonist for Marius Stranger’s Island Swing Orchestra and actor at Hilo Palace Theater, died at home. He was born in Yuma, Ariz. He is survived by wife Erlinda; daughters Judith L. and Kelly Hees, and Kimberlee LeBlanc; mother Fern Wasser; brothers John and Bill Hees, and James Mitchell; sister Judy Heywood; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. today at Hilo Palace Theater. Casual attire.

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Elsie Hisako Hashimoto

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 16, 2012
Elsie Hisako Hashimoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Tripler Army Medical Center licensed practical nurse, died in Pauoa Valley. She was born in Honahina, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Roberta Inouye and Susan Hashimoto, brother Sadami Deai, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Siu-Yung Fu

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 15, 2012
Siu-Yung Fu, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Guangdong, China. She is survived by sons Hung-Kwong, Lam Sum, Pakchuen “Patrick” and King Kwong “Richard” Lee; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Irene Rosetta Elston

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Dec. 29, 2011
Irene Rosetta Elston, 97, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa. She is survived by son Halford B. and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Margarita Padilla Cortez

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Dec. 31, 2011
Margarita Padilla Cortez, 91, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Romeo, Gil, Tony and Alex; daughters Victoria Acacio, Cresencia Domingcil and Nemia Magaoay; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. No flowers.

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Doris Rosabelle Clifton

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 14, 2012
Doris Rosabelle Clifton, 92, of Omao, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada. She is survived by son Richard, daughter Ann Mendivil, brother Lester Gray and a grandchild. Services to be held in California.

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Angelina Cayetano

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Dec. 23, 2011
Angelina “Angie” Cayetano, 77, of Pearl City died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Allen and Alton “Butchie Boy”; daughters Vanessa Rabago, and Verna, Verena and Vina Cayetano; brothers Miguel “Mike” Toledo, and Marcelino “Mac” and Saturino “Tony” Magalianes; sister Neves Galbiso;15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Katherine Kalapu A’asa

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 5, 2012
Katherine Kalapu A’asa, 62, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Avemaia Jr. and Samuel; daughters Leaiseaiga Temese, Charmane Nofoa, Katherine Kiliona, Kalapu Galoia and Junella A’asa; brothers James Pancho, and Joseph, Roy Jr., Bertie and Philip Hall; sisters Henrietta Ah Loy, Noella Tupua, Maryann Bing and Jerryann Dunn; and 17 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Final services and burial to be held in American Samoa. Casual attire.

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JEAN JACKSON

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

JEAN JACKSON
January 15, 2012

Jean Jackson, 98, of Honolulu died peacefully at Pohai Nani, having lived a full life. Born and raised in New York City, she raised her family in Alpine New Jersey together with husband Hugh Jackson, President of the Better Business Bureau of Greater New York City. Prior to moving to Hawaii in 1974, Jean was a leader in community affairs, including serving as the founder and first director of the Volunteer Bureau of Bergen County, New Jersey. She was known in Honolulu as an avid golfer and a volunteer extraordinaire, honored in 2000 by the American Red Cross for its Everyday Hero Award for her work at the Community Clearinghouse and Helping Hands Hawaii. Jean is survived by daughters Pam Isayama and Pat Lipman, 6 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren,. There will be an Evening of Shared Memories at the Isayama home in Kaneohe on January 25.

HILDA M. MARTIN

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

HILDA M. MARTIN

Age 96, of Kapolei, Hawaii, passed away January 11, 2012 in Kapolei. Born February 1, 1915 in Madison County, Iowa. She followed the rainbow to Hawaii to enjoy her remaining years with her daughter. She was a lifetime member of Nanaikapono Hawaiian Civic Club.

She is survived by daughters, Helene Grgurich, Phyllis (John) Grimmond of NE; 30 grandchildren; 52 great-grand-children; 7 great-great-grand-children; caregivers, Anie Decierdo, Connie Catacutan, Thelma Remotap.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 24) at St. Rita Catholic Church (89-318 Farrington Hwy., Nanakuli); Rosary 6:30 p.m., Mass 7:00 p.m. Burial to take place in Nebraska.

FLORENTINA “TINANG” LUNA TAGACA

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

FLORENTINA “TINANG” LUNA TAGACA

Age 80, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away December 19, 2011 in Aiea. Born November 17, 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired from Honolulu International Airport. Member of Badoc Pinili Aid Association of Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Mariano Tagaca Jr., Billamor Tagaca, Keone “Kahimohala” (Dawn) Tagaca; daughters, Pearla Tagaca, Gloria Yanaga; 8 grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence Luna, Jimmy Luna, Frankie Luna.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (January 25) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SISTER MARIE THERESE HICKEY, SS.CC.

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

SISTER MARIE THERESE HICKEY, SS.CC.

79, of Honolulu, died January 11, 2012 at the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born Therese Marie in Honolulu on September 30, 1932, attended St. Anthony School (Kalihi Kai), St. Theresa School and Farrington High School. She worked briefly as a secretary for St. Patrick (Kaimuki), then joined the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts in 1952. For 32 years, Sister served in school and parish ministry at St. Patrick and Maria Regina, Garden, Ca. primarily teaching Second Grade as well as coordinating the religion program. She prepared her pupils in school and in the parish CCD classes to receive their First Communion. In 1995, Sister was assigned to St. Anthony Retreat Center, Kalihi, where she provided hospitality for retreatants and distributed altar bread to parishes. Sr. Marie Therese is survived by sister, Esther (Solomon) Paakaula; hanai brother, John Gomes; hanai sister, Marie Olsen of Maui, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan 24) St. Patrick Church; 10:30 a.m. Remembrances/Eulogy; 11:30 a.m. Funeral Mass; burial 1:00 p.m. Hawaiian Memorial Park.

JOSEFA “NANA SEPA” JULIAN MIGUEL

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

JOSEFA “NANA SEPA” JULIAN MIGUEL

Age 86, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away December 24, 2011 in Haleiwa. Born December 19, 1925 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by daughter, Jofel (AJ) Curtis; son, Joseph (Raychelle) Miguel; 7 grand-children; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ambrocio (Pat) Julian, Rodolfo Julian; sister, Juliana Sison.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (January 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Wednesday (January 25) at St Roch Church; (56-350 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Stanley Shigemi Yamamoto

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

STANLEY SHIGEMI YAMAMOTO

77, of Honolulu, an army veteran, and a retired general contractor and owner of A-1 Hydro Mechanics Corporation, International Masons, Paddock Pools Hawaii, and other subsidiary companies, died January 4, 2012 at Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Henrietta B. I. (Au) Yamamoto; sister, Barbara Yamamoto; sons, Jason Yamamoto and Jeffrey Yamamoto; and daughters, Tracy Yamamoto and Sandra Yamamoto.

He is a graduate of the McKinley High School class of 1952. He loved deep-sea fishing and was a member of the Leeward Trollers Fishing Club. He also received his heart transplant 21 years ago from St. Francis Medical Center.

A celebration of his life will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Saturday (January 21). Visitation at 9:00 a.m. and Services at 10:00 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

David Kong Win Young

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 7, 2012
David Kong Win Young, 80, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired heavy-equipment operator, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary C.; sons Vance, Derek and Darcy; daughter Jan Shefte; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

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Neil Lloyd Watson

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 13, 2012
Neil Lloyd Watson, 81, of Waianae, a retired electrician, died. He was born in Washington. He is survived by partner Jacquelene; daughters Sandie Koplowitz, Linda Johnson and Diana Hoyem; brother Stan; and sister Carol Hawes. No services. Donations suggested to Bristol Hospice, 500 Ala Moana Blvd. No. 4-545, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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Cynthia Ann Watanabe

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 14, 2012
Cynthia Ann Watanabe, 49, of Hilo, a homemaker, died. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband Darryl; sons Samuel, Quintin and Joshua; parents Allen and Emily Cheung; and sister Patricia Miyake. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Missionary Church. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.

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Robert Edie Warner

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 10, 2012
Robert Edie Warner, 70, of Honolulu, an attorney and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by companion Tuyet Hoa Tran, sons Robert T. and Michael P., daughters Susan Warner and Amy Tran, and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Dolores Behasa Ulangca

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Dec. 13, 2011
Dolores Behasa Ulangca, 87, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Matias Jr. and Nolan, daughters Abigail Delaforce and Deenette Saragena, sisters Trinidad Malia and Josephine Nicolas, 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Catholic Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Edith Torres

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 6, 2012
Edith “Rosemarie” Torres, 81, of Kaneohe died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Donald, Lawrence and Patrick; daughters Donna Crosley and Lorinda Johnson, two sisters, 18 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Joel Lester Thornton

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 12, 2012
Joel Lester Thornton, 65, of Glenwood, Hawaii, a reliability manager at Ocean Technology Inc. and Litton Industries, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Way Cross, Ga. He is survived by wife Andrea, son Tito, sister Toni, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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