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Santos Carnate

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

Oct. 7, 2013
Santos Carnate, 84, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a retired Gay & Robinson seed processor, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lucrecia; sons Ruben and Rey; daughters Renie Parayno, Sally Andres, Rowena Sibuma, Rhoda Soriano and Rebecca Rodriques; brother Apolonio; sister Lorenza; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo, Kauai. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

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Betina Berkitz

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

Oct. 7, 2013
Betina Berkitz, 69, of Kihei, Maui, a Maui Memorial Medical Center nursing assistant, died at home. She was born in Faaa, Tahiti. She is survived by son Terii Taihia, daughters Selma Raiarii and Veia Swartz, brother Yves Ariitaata, 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at 2216 S. Kihei Road. Parking not available at the house; park in nearby public lot. Paddleboards and surfboards welcome to accompany canoes in the ocean. Flowers and lei welcome to be placed in the ocean. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Damaso Ambrocio

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

Sept. 22, 2013
Damaso Ambrocio, 86, of Aiea, a retired Matson Navigation Co. crane operator, died in Aiea. He was born in Asingan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonora; sons Melvin, Edwin, Stewart, Eugene and Jeffrey; daughter Valerie Chong; sisters Pudgie Smith, Liberty Rivera and Paula Hall; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Patricia Ann Ah Loo

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

Oct. 3, 2013
Patricia Ann Ah Loo, 65, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Patrick, son TJ, daughters Kimberly and Cherylynn, brothers Michael and Joseph Crocco, and two grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Unity Church of Hawai‘i. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

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Mary Jane Stevens

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Oct. 1, 2013
Mary Jane Stevens, 57, of Hilo, a customer care employee, died in Hilo. She was born in Levittown, Pa. She is survived by daughter Alicia. Services pending. Email mjs.pahoa@gmail.com for service information; include name, location, best contact information and relation to Stevens.

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Douglas Jeremiah Rondon

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Sept. 26, 2013
Douglas Jeremiah Rondon, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired civil service personnel specialist and veteran of the Air Force, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carolouise K.; daughter Kehaulani Naki; brothers Leonard Nuuhiwa, Walter Joines, Alvin and Solomon Potts, and Francis and Anthony Raiola; sisters La Viena Baker, Eloise and Evangeline Potts, Frances Maxwell, Lillian Potts-Horibe and Loretta Potts-Richardson; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Samuel J. Pa

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Sept. 26, 2013
Samuel J. Pa, 79, of Waimanalo, a retired stevedore, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alene K. Eleneke Pa and sister Elizabeth “Auntie Momi” Kanehailua. Services: 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Pokai Bay, cabanas near Waianae Valley Road and Farrington Highway, turn left to the beach.

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Priscilla Martin

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Oct. 1, 2013
Priscilla Martin, 72, of Kaneohe, a child care business owner, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kimball, Robert and Kaipo; daughter Lani Daguio; brothers Stanley Kapepa, and Henry and Whitney Ortiz; sisters Penny Silva, Sylvia Pacheco and Cheryl Hamada; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Church, Kaneohe. Services: 2:15 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lilia E. Kepaa

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Sept. 30, 2013
Lilia E. Kepaa, 90, of Honolulu, a state Department of Transportation Airports Division employee, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Benjamin, Allen and Vernon; daughters Puanani Cambra and Keri Jean Kepaa; brothers Joseph, Solomon and Samuel Espinda; sister Wilma Polanco; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Henry Kealakalae Kaneakua

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Oct. 4, 2013
Henry Kealakalae Kaneakua, 83, of Kilauea, Kauai, formerly of Kapaa, Kauai, a truck driver and roofer, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. He is survived by sons Kelvin Keoua, and Henry and Art A. Miner; daughters Hennie Villanueva, Eva J. Peru, and Lavenda and Vera Miner; stepson Tarvin Makia; stepdaughter Amlin Landers; 28 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 19 at Kapaa First Hawaiian Church. Services: 11 a.m.

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Jean Kazue Kaholokula

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Sept. 29, 2013
Jean Kazue Kaholokula, 76, of Honolulu, a retired accountant for the Air National Guard at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband William W. Jr., son William K. “Billy” II, daughter Lori N. Kaholokula-Adair and brother Masayuki “Mako” Murakami. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Muneo Ito

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Oct. 4, 2013
Muneo Ito, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government computer system analyst, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Daryl A., daughters Joy N. Frank and Cara Ann A. Vento, sisters Harumi “Hilda” Ito and Miyuki “Mildred” Suzuki, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Masumi Hiraoka

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Sept. 26, 2013
Masumi Hiraoka, 94, of Honolulu, a retired business owner and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Japan. He is survived by sons Bert and Walter, daughter Linda Cressman and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Marvin Louis Hatfield

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Oct. 8, 2013
Marvin Louis Hatfield, 64, of Honolulu, an electronics engineer and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Fort Bragg, N.C. He is survived by son Keith M., father Guthrie M. and sister Vivian Blankenship. Private services. Donations suggested to Wild Bird Rehab Haven at wildbirdrehabhaven.org.

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Donnie Wayne Harris

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Oct. 8, 2013
Donnie Wayne Harris, 61, of Kailua-Kona, a retired building maintenance supervisor, died in Nakamaru Hale, Holualoa. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by companion Charlene, daughter Charity, stepson Michael Plecas, mother Donna, brother Ronald, sister Victoria Sailers, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 19 at Solid Rock Ministries. Services: 10 a.m. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. at Kahaluu Beach, mauka side picnic area.

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Loye Laverne Guthrie

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Oct. 1, 2013
Loye Laverne Guthrie, 82, of Honolulu, an electronic engineer and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in St. Joseph, Mo. He is survived by sons Loye Guthrie and Richard Morsch, daughter Suzanna Finley, hanai daughters Cynthia M. and Leanne M., sister Beverly O’Dell, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Richard A. Cordeiro Grilho Sr.

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Oct. 8, 2013
Richard A. Cordeiro Grilho Sr., 72, of Waianae, a construction employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda; son Richard Jr.; daughters Luanne Grilho and Victoria Santos; brother Robert; sisters Katherine Hightower, Beatrice Grilho and Barbara Tadeo; and three grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Shirley Ann Griffin

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Sept. 27, 2013
Shirley Ann Griffin, 67, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died. She was born in Madison, Wis. She is survived by son Donald Olson and daughter Shannon Olson. Celebration of life: noon Oct. 27 at the Olson residence. Private burial.

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Felipe Camus Funtanilla

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Sept. 12, 2013
Felipe Camus Funtanilla, 98, of Waipahu, a retired Redondo’s janitor, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Orlando, Arsenio, Conrado and Ricardo; daughter Cely Galicha and Julie Asuncion; 26 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 19 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: noon at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Melenie Mahinamalamalama Eleneke

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Sept. 9, 2013
Melenie Mahinamalamalama Eleneke, 53, of Daly City, Calif., a spiritual healer, hula dancer and community leader for the Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project in San Francisco, died in Daly City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Alene K. Eleneke Pa; brothers Wayne, Paul and Charles; and sisters Cha Thompson and Shalei Eleneke. Services: 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Pokai Bay, cabanas near Waianae Valley Road and Farrington Highway, turn left to the beach.

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Clarence Won Bong Cho

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Sept. 23, 2013
Clarence Won Bong Cho, 84, of Las Vegas, a night production manager for The Honolulu Advertiser and an Army 82nd Airborne Division veteran, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dixie “Lynn”; sons Rick Brown, David Veneigas, and Philip and Murray Cho; daughters Sandra Brash, Tracy Cho and Dodi Holeyfield; sister Kathrine Wada; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Korean Christian Church, Liliha. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Emma Meleseleise Alaipalelei

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Sept. 20, 2013
Emma Meleseleise Alaipalelei, infant daughter of Deidre and Jonathan Alaipalelei of Honolulu, died in San Francisco. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brother Jonathan S. and grandparents Verna L. Mao, Maua Teofilo and Leleo Legon. Visitation: noon Thursday at Good Samaritan Worship Center, Waipahu. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Babyland II.

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MARY RUTH RUSH

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

10-12 565884  Mary Ruth RushMARY RUTH RUSH Mary Ruth Rush, age 82, passed away on 16 Sept 2013 in Shalimar, Florida. She was born in Pasadena, California. She spent the first half of her life in California. After being widowed at an early age she became the first women to participate as a crewmember in the Los Angeles to Tahiti Trans Pacific Yacht Race in 1968. That brought her to Hawaii where she met her second husband. They were married in 1970. During her twenty years in her beloved Hawaii, she was a member of the Hawaii Yacht Club and active with the Polynesian Voyaging Society. She was a member and several times president of the Olomana Community Association. In 1993 she and her husband moved to Shalimar, Fl. where In 1996 she founded the Poquito Bayou Community Association. In 2013 Okaloosa County honored her work naming the Pavilion in Poquito Bayou’s neighborhood park the “the “Mary Rush Pavilion”. She is survived by her husband Gerald “Jerry” Rush, three sons; Jon Quist of Kailua, Hawaii, James Quist of Jacksonville, FL and Andrew Rush of Shalimar, Fl. , sister Jane Magwood of California and four grandchildren.

Harold Toshio Oie, “Bolo Head”

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

HAROLD TOSHIO OIE, BOLO HEAD 91 of Honolulu, passed away on September 27, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in South Hilo. He is survived by his wife, Kazuyo; son, Myron (Sharon); daughters, Stephanie Asato (Wallace), Chiaki Oie; daughter -in-law, Leatrice Oie; 5 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; brother, Joel (Faye) Oie; sisters, Hisako Yokomizo, Gail Sakata (Hiroaki), Betty Hamamoto (Yoshiaki) of Hilo, Esther Toves (Frank) of Honolulu; predeceased by son Stephen. Harold was very proud of his Military Service. He was an Army Captain, served in WWII and the Korean war with the Military Intelligence Specialist unit. We will truly miss him. Private services held.

FUMIE MATSUYAMA

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

FUMIE MATSUYAMA 93 of Honolulu. Retired Admissions Supervisor for Kuakini Medical Center. Passed away on September 17, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Kaya(Maurice); grandsons, John, David and Marcus; four great-grand- children; sister Hazel Matoi. Private services were held.

TSURUO “TED” SHIMAMOTO

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

10-12 560930  Tsuruo ShimamotoTSURUO TED SHIMAMOTO Also known as “Shima”, 92, celebrated his heavenly birthday on September 10, 2013 at his Liliha home over-looking the garden he loved. He was born in Lawai, Kauai on August 11, 1921. He was the proprietor of United Equipment, Ltd. This strong, wise and generous man who loved the ocean and fishing, was respected by all who knew him. He was pre-deceased by son, Edwin Kazuo Shimamoto. He is survived by his wife, Kaoru “Caroline” Shimamoto; son, Chris (Sherri), daughter, Duana (Michael); grandchildren: Taryn , Kylen, Stetson, Kisha, Tiana, Krisheree, Ihilani (Kaimi), Ipolani and two great- grandchildren Hiwalani and Hokulani. His celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation: 9:00 a.m. Service: 10:00 a.m. Inurnment: 1:00 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Petronila Hilario Agustin

Posted On October 11th, 2013 -

Oct. 5, 2013
Petronila Hilario Agustin, 92, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Wilcox Memorial Hospital housekeeper, died at Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Mayantoc, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by son Rodolfo; daughters Remedios Arellano, Perla Yago, Estela Caoagas, Evelyn Villasin and Leticia Dooney; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Visitation: 8 a.m. Oct. 24 at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Mikaele I. Alofoe

Posted On October 11th, 2013 -

Sept. 23, 2013
Mikaele I. Alofoe, 80, of Hono­lulu died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Western Samoa. He is survived by sons Mika M. and Vise, brother Tautogi, sister Agapela Kapesi, 23 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bread of Life Samoan Congregational Christian Church, Kalihi. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

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Josephine Kuuleialoha Amaral

Posted On October 11th, 2013 -

Sept. 23, 2013
Josephine Kuuleialoha Amaral, also known as “Masing” and “Jodie,” 79, of Halaula, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows seamstress, died at home. She was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ray and Louis Arraujo Sr., and Abel Amaral; daughters Sharrie and Shirley Ann Arraujo, Dearie Nordlof and Leah Demaya; brother John Ventura; sisters Antonia Balicanta, Priscilla Hetrick, Carmen Green and Margaret Lepolo; hanai brothers Jacob Batalona, and Rizal, Ernest, Martin and Kia Fronda; hanai sisters Gloria Muraki, Emily Fronda, Maile Baird, Marie Kellner and Eileen Juraldo; 26 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Oct. 19 at Sacred Heart Church, Hawi. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow.

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Renee Mahealani Marvellee Craig

Posted On October 11th, 2013 -

Sept. 24, 2013
Renee Mahealani Marvellee Craig, 50, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Leroy T. Jr. and Brandon K., daughter Cherish C.K., mother Shirley Kauhi, brothers Norman Tavares and Bobby Lee Tew, and sisters Ruby Tavares and Sherry Daguair. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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