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Daphne A. Fernandez

Posted On January 18th, 2013 -

Jan. 11, 2013
Daphne A. Fernandez, 56, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by husband Chico, daughter Pearla, eight brothers and two sisters. Private services.

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Eduardo Estabillo Feliciano

Posted On January 18th, 2013 -

Jan. 10, 2013
Eduardo Estabillo Feliciano, 72, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a farmer, died. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Cornelia, sons Alan and Isaganie, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holualoa. Mass: 6 p.m.

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Amador Calderon Casupang

Posted On January 18th, 2013 -

Jan. 7, 2013
Amador Calderon Casupang, 76, of Honolulu, a personnel officer and an Air Force veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Agnes A.; sons Michael P.A. and Christopher A.A.; daughters Mary C. Reed, Catherine F.C. Prentice and Mercelle C. Hanna; brothers Ramon and Victor; sister Luisa DeGuzman; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Mary Alber Alokoa

Posted On January 18th, 2013 -

Jan. 12, 2013
Mary Alber Alokoa, 45, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Kosrae, Micronesia. She is survived by husband Alber; son Livingston; daughter Angily Abraham; mother Melisa Sigrah; brothers Jack, Robert, Bob, John, Kun, Raymond and Fred Sigrah; sisters Edwina Abraham, Lurlyn Jerry and Wanda Sigrah; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Kosrae Kona Congregational Church, Kailua-Kona. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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EVA “COCO” COLLEEN HANSON

Posted On January 18th, 2013 -

EVA COCO COLLEEN HANSON
48 of Kaneohe passed away January 12, 2013 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born in Honolulu. She was the Quality Control Personnel for Vision Safe. She is survived by fiancée, Selwyn “Terry” Balmilero, sisters Denise (Steve) Scharl, Sharon (Johnny) Quia, and brother William “Bill” Hanson, cousin Brian Duerden, 6 nieces, 8 grand nephews, 6 grand nieces, and Aunty’s, Uncle’s and cousins in England. Visitation 5 pm to 6 pm, service at 6 pm, Friday, January 25, 2013 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Aloha attire. “Flying with Angels”

CANDIDA HIPOLITO PASCUA

Posted On January 18th, 2013 -

CANDIDA HIPOLITO PASCUA Age 66, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away January 3, 2013, of Aiea. Born February 2, 1946 in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Candida was formerly employeed by Pioneer Hi-Bred. She is survived by husband, Teofilo Pascua; sons, Virgilio (Gina) Hipolito, Adonis (Marina) Hipolito, Jerry (Chuyen) Pascua; daughters, Nuemi (Basilio) Navarro, Marissa Galvadores; sisters, Asuncion Nicolas, Herminia (Estevan) Malvar; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (January 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 7:00 p.m.

EDUARDO G. TOPENIO, SR.

Posted On January 18th, 2013 -

EDUARDO G. TOPENIO, SR. Eduardo G. Topenio, Sr. died peacefully on December 24, 2012 at the Kuakini Hospital Pulama Mau care home at age 80, surrounded by his loving wife, Constancia and family friends. Born in Camantiles, Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines on October 3, 1932, he worked at various places including the Don the Beachcomber Hotel, Sheraton Waikiki, and eventually retiring as a cook from the State of Hawai’i O’ahu Community Correction Center in 1997. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roman and Maria Gayoso Topenio; Brothers Irenio Topenio, Rodolfo Topenio, and sister Carmelita Topenio Adorias. He is survived by his wife, Constancia Tablada Topenio of Honolulu; sons Edgar (Estrella) Topenio of San Jose, CA, Eddie (Sonia) Topenio of Lihu’e, Kaua’i; daughters Salome (Bonifacio) Alquiza of San Jose, CA, and Grace (Danilo) Mendoza of San Jose, CA; grandsons Marc Alquiza, Gary Topenio, Robert Topenio, Tyler Topenio; granddaughters Kimberly Topenio, Danielle Mendoza, Kayla Alquiza, and Lauren Mendoza; and brothers Florencio Topenio (Philippines) and Ablando (Aida) Topenio (Kona). Viewing will be held at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Chapel on Wednesday, January, 23, 2013. Visitation will start at 4:30 p.m. and service to follow at 6:00 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, January, 24, 2013 at the Co-Catherdral of St. Theresa Church (School Street). Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with mass starting at 11:00 a.m., and burial to follow at the Valley of the Temple Cemetery in Kane’ohe. Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa and Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary assisted the Topenio Family with arrangements.

ISABELO MARQUEZ CADIENTE

Posted On January 18th, 2013 -

ISABELO MARQUEZ CADIENTE Age 87, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away December 22, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 8, 1925 in Barangay 39, Bacarra Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Laborers Union Local #368. He is survived by wife, Emilia G. Cadiente; daughters, Tereza “Tessie” (Gerry) Duque, Nellie (Ruben) Francia, Lolita (Antonio) Perlawan, Elsa (Ruben) Fontanilla; 8 grand- children. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (January 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (January 24) at St. Philomena Catholic Church; (3300 Ala Laulani Pl., Salt Lake) Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

KAME IKEMURA

Posted On January 18th, 2013 -

Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary KAME IKEMURA 80, of Honolulu died December 28, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina, Maui and was a retired baker and the “Coco Puff” inventor at Liliha Bakery. He is survived by his twin brother Tsuru; nephews Raymond, Ronald and Dennis Mayehara; nieces Deanna Tenma, Donna Mayehara, Marsha Kaitoku, Sharleen Hiraoka and Carole Kuwazaki; 5 grandnieces, 2 grand- nephews, 3 great-grandnieces and 5 great-grandnephews. A private service was held.

MACARIO AGUINALDO TAPAOAN

Posted On January 18th, 2013 -

MACARIO AGUINALDO TAPAOAN
Age 87, of Ewa Beach, formerly of Waipahu, HI, passed away December 15, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born February 23, 1925 in Laoag City, Philippines. He retired from Oahu Sugar Company. He is survived by wife, Lucena J. Tapaoan; daughters, Gloria (Roch) Tupinio, Amy (Duane) Watanabe, Jocelyn (Domingo, Jr.) Albano, Faye-Marie (Troy) Nakamura, Nellieann (Daren) Shiroma; son, Marlo-Dean (Kammy) Tapaoan; sisters, Vanencia Aguinaldo of Woodland, CA, Maria Tapaoan of Woodland, CA, Aida (Angel) Agustin; 22 grandchildren; 5 great- grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (January 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Tuesday (January 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Gertrude Mitsue Wada

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 30, 2012
Gertrude Mitsue “Trudy” Wada, 69, of Honolulu died. She was born in Kealia, Kauai. She is survived by husband Irwin; daughters Danelle Cheng, Joelle Ogi and Sharelle Ito; brother Edwin Oshima; sisters Margaret Matayoshi, Sally Okamoto and Edith Inouye; and six grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Sadako Tokoro

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 26, 2012
Sadako Tokoro, 92, of Honolulu, a retired plumber and co-founder and owner of Tokoro Plumbing Inc., died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clifford M. and Allan E.; daughters Sherian K. Jitchaku and Joyce M. Okutani; sisters Peggy and Gladys Mikami, Violet Chung and Mary Morisugi; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lodrigo Augustine Teodoro

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 18, 2012
Lodrigo Augustine “Lodring” Teodoro, 46, of Wahiawa, a Dole Pineapple Plantation employee, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by brothers Artemio, Rogelio, Millado, Arminio and Teodorico; and sisters Melegia Ordonio and Remy Teodoro. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gabriel Taparra

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Jan. 4, 2013
Gabriel “Gabby” Taparra, 68, of Honolulu, a former auto body specialist and a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Fidel “Biggie” Jr., Raphael “Benny,” Gerard “Shakey” and Benedict “Ben”; and sisters Luz Josephine De Silva and Joan Caberto. Visitation: 9 a.m. Jan. 24 at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Yvonne Chang Slaughter

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Jan. 13, 2013
Yvonne Chang Slaughter, 59, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii-Manoa employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Tim; daughters Stefannye McElrath and Jeanessa and ReiMalyssa Slaughter; mother Fanny Chang; brother Clifford Chang; and sister Alethea Ariola. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Academy. Mass: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations suggested to Sacred Hearts Academy Band Boosters.

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Alberto Galapia Ragragola

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Jan. 6, 2013
Alberto Galapia Ragragola, 62, of Waimea, Kauai, a truck driver at Kekaha Sugar and Gay & Robinson, and security guard at Securitas, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by daughters Trisha Jarnesky and Edee Tam; mother Bernice K.; brothers Antonio, Timoteo and Arnold; sister Carmen Arashiro; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kekaha Methodist Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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James Quisano

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 29, 2012
James “Jimmy” Quisano, 72, of Honolulu, an automobile service station business owner, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Joanne; daughters Jennifer Quisano-Yu and Jolene Belvin; brothers John, Richard, Leslie, Gary, Arthur, Ronald and Alan; sister Loretta Alba; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Rowland Owens

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 18, 2012
Rowland “Jim” Owens, 85, of Mililani, a retired Cornet Stores manager, died in Mililani. He was born in Baker, Nev. He is survived by wife Sina; son Edward; daughters Lynn Tyrell, Avau O’Shaughnessy, Mele Hinkle and Pualani Owens; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Alionora L. Marcos

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 30, 2012
Alionora L. Marcos, 87, of Honolulu, a Holmes & Narver Inc. retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Arthur and Robert; daughters Maria Pine, Delia Ricardo and Carmela Marcos-Yago; brothers Alfred, Gerardo, Rudolfo and Benjamin Paet; sisters Esmenia Montefalcon and Virginia Bega; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:45 a.m. today at St. Pius Church, 2821 Lowrey Ave. Mass: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Doris Tokiko Lovell

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Jan. 11, 2013
Doris Tokiko Lovell, 90, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dennis, Daniel and Calvin Sato; daughter Ellen Kawahara; stepsons Wayne K. and Byron K.; stepdaughters Rowena P. Carvalho, Paulette K. Nahulu and Archidalia U. Lovell-Gannet; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Frances Bow Kung Leong

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 26, 2012
Frances Bow Kung Leong, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Ming’s Inc. sales manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Patricia M.L. and Terryl C.W. Leong, and Indivar Sivanathan; brothers Theodore and Wayne Wong; and sister Betty Lem. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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George Soei Kohatsu

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 13, 2012
George Soei Kohatsu, 78, of Mililani, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Ada M.; and sisters Marian Kohatsu, Lillian Satoshige, Jane Ikeda and Toshie Nako. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Setsuko Kamibayashi

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 21, 2012
Setsuko Kamibayashi, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by brother Nobuo Sato. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Seicho No Ie Hawaii. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Joseph Kahai Sr.

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 7, 2012
Joseph Kahai Sr., 66, of Las Vegas, a retired Federal Fire Department captain and a Navy veteran, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maida; son Joseph Jr.; daughters Laurie Ceniza and Monica Mulivai; brothers Abraham, Gene and Roland; sister Laverne Rhody; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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David Kim Kyiu Ho

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 13, 2012
David Kim Kyiu “Pate” Ho, 87, of Waimanalo, a retired electrician and an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Dennis and Baron Ho, Roy Strohlin and Llewellyn Strohlin Jr.; daughters Davida Wong, Tanya Strohlin and June Ramos; sister Myra; companion Narcisa Yadao-Strohlin; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Larry Yukio Gishitomi

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 22, 2012
Larry Yukio Gishitomi, 69, of Mililani, a Hawaii television technical director and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margie, daughters Donna and Dawn, brother Grant and two grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Peace De La Paz

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 11, 2012
Peace De La Paz, also known as Sheila Wolshin, 62, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Miami. She is survived by brothers Steve and Stanley Wolshin; and sisters Sandy Gelfound and Susan and Sonia Wolshin. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 4355, Washington, D.C. 55555.

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James Richard Conway

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Jan. 3, 2013
James Richard Conway, 85, of Pearl City, a Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center retiree, died at home. He was born in Harrisburg, Pa. He is survived by sons Peter Bertulfo and James, Michael and Timothy Conway; daughter Jaymsana; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Mary Celion

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 29, 2012
Mary Celion, 98, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeper for the Army at Fort Shafter, died in Honolulu. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Horendio, Diosdado, Antonio, Dimi and Owen Piligrino; daughters Augustina Exzabe, Arsenia Surell, Ernesta Cooper, Shereen Matsumoto, Laureen Piligrino and Annie Jambaro; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Benjamin Cariaga Sr.

Posted On January 17th, 2013 -

Jan. 10, 2013
Benjamin “Uncle Benny” Cariaga Sr., 88, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Parker Ranch agronomist, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Niulii, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Ben Jr., Nathan and Clinton; daughters Kim Cariaga and Michelle Domingo; brothers Mariano Carriaga Sr. and John Macayan; sister Rosita Padilla; 18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire.

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