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Yukio Takeya

Posted On December 4th, 2013 -

Nov. 12, 2013
Yukio Takeya, 87, of Hilo, president of Ala Kai Realty, retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and a retired Army major who served in the Vietnam War, died in Japan. He was born in Wailea, Hawaii. He is survived by son Edmund; daughter Leona Chock; brothers Toshio, Teruo, Tom, Herbert, Kenneth and Alan; sisters Gale Takeya and Myrtle Hara; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Shane Kaleolani Rosa Sr.

Posted On December 4th, 2013 -

Nov. 16, 2013
Shane Kaleolani Rosa Sr., 54, of Waianae, a retired masonry worker and a Navy veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by son Shane K. Jr.; daughter Serena; brothers Edward “Binnie,” Baron, Nicholas and Jason Rosa, Michael Donatiello and Lance Kawelo; sister Lee Ann Fernandez; mother Gwendolyn Donatiello; father Mason; stepmother Diane; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Nanakuli Beach Park. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Julian Mateo Ramos

Posted On December 4th, 2013 -

Nov. 2, 2013
Julian Mateo Ramos, 86, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. He was born in South Hilo. He is survived by wife Marvelyn M.; sons Marlito and Jumar; daughters Josie Simeon and Juvelyn Ramos; sisters Lipin Magday, Julie Badua and Josie Dela Cruz; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday 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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Filipinas Visitacion Oller

Posted On December 4th, 2013 -

Nov. 5, 2013
Filipinas Visitacion “Fely” Oller, 83, of Waipahu, a retiree from Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Scullery Naval Station Galley, died in Waipahu. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by brother Mauricio Visitacion Sr. and sister Consolacion Madamba. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kevin Kenji Okata

Posted On December 4th, 2013 -

Nov. 12, 2013
Kevin Kenji Okata, 52, of Mililani, formerly of Waipahu, a former meat cutter at Times Royal Kunia, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Debby N., daughters Geena H. and Amber Y., parents Douglas T. and Hatsue, brother Leland and sister Clare Maeda. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Clifford Masaru Nishina

Posted On December 4th, 2013 -

Nov. 16, 2013
Clifford Masaru Nishina, 101, of Honolulu, a retired public accountant at Nishina Accounting Office and retired chief fiscal officer for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service at Fort Shafter, died at home. He was born in Kona. He is survived by sons Vincent H., Lloyd K. and Conrad M.; daughter Amline T. Hayduk; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Steve Koopman

Posted On December 4th, 2013 -

Nov. 22, 2013
Steve Koopman, 51, of Haleiwa, an account executive, died in Honolulu. He was born in Virginia. He is survived by wife Debbie, mother Nelda and brother Ben. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sand Island New Hope Canoe Club beach site.

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Wayne Masatoshi Kawamura

Posted On December 4th, 2013 -

Nov. 20, 2013
Wayne Masatoshi Kawamura, 75, of Honolulu, a self-employed general contractor and interior designer, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Wayne Jr.; daughters Lorelei Nishiguchi, Lena Noguchi and Traci Young; sister Ruby Tsugawa; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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HOWARD PAUL MCKAUGHAN

Posted On December 4th, 2013 -

HOWARD PAUL MCKAUGHAN July 5, 1922 – November 28, 2013 Howard McKaughan, a linguistics educator/scholar, and son of Paul and Edith (Barton) McKaughan, was born on July 5, 1922 in Owensmouth (now Canoga Park), California. In 1943 he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Jean Budroe. She was his life-long partner of over 61 years until she passed away in 2005. He worked at the University of Hawai’i from 1963 – 1988 and was named Professor Emeritus. He lived in McMinnville and Dayton, Oregon for the past 25 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara, four brothers, one sister, and daughter, Edith Rosen. He will be greatly missed by many and is survived by daughters Charlotte Barnhart (Dayton, OR), Patricia Pike (Whittier, CA), Barbara Bell (Dayton, OR), and Judith Rudebusch (Irving, TX); 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Above all, Howard Paul McKaughan spent his entire life in service to his savior, Jesus Christ. He passed into the presence of his Lord on November 28, 2013 at age 91. To leave online condolences, visit the Guest Book at www.macyandson.com.

BING JIAN ZHENG

Posted On December 4th, 2013 -

BING JIAN ZHENG Age 98, of Honolulu, passed away November 8, 2013 at The Care Center of Honolulu. Born Oct. 5, 1915 in China. He is survived by sons, Mao Lin (Jin Xing Liang) Zheng, You Lin (Jian Chang Wang) Zheng; daughers, Ai Hua (Ke Qin) Gao, Jie Hua (Shi Qiang) Zheng; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Monday 12/9 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Funeral Service to follow. Burial 1:30 pm at Mililani Mortuary Park.

PATRICK YIM JR.

Posted On December 4th, 2013 -

12-04 PATRICK YIMPATRICK YIM JR. Patrick Yim Jr., 78 of Honolulu, passed away on November 22, 2013. He was a 1953 graduate of Kaimuki High School. He served in the Marine Corps, and then became a Federal Firefighter. He also worked for Sears Roebuck. He retired on January 3, 1990. He played mountain ball for many local teams. His favorite pass time was playing his music box at Ala Moana Beach Park. Many enjoyed listening to his music and would stop to chat. Celebration of Life Service at Borthwick Mortuary on Monday, December 9th. Visitation at 4pm, service at 6pm. Aloha Attire. Lei’s accepted. He is survived by wife Edith Wainani Kaneali’i-Yim; Sons Kuhio Yim (Julie), Casey Olsen; Daughters U’ilani Pickard, Wailani Farm, Kiki Kaui; Brother Llewellyn Ako; Sisters Barbara Silva, Maile Tsubaki, Joanne Villarmia, Charlene Berryhill, Miki Lee-Kwai, Taiya Barona, and Holly Genralao; Brother In-Law Richard Higa; Grand- children 10; Great Grand- children 9.

JOSUE BAITIONG PACARIEM

Posted On December 4th, 2013 -

JOSUE BAITIONG PACARIEM Age 101, of Waipahu, HI, passed away November 12, 2013 in Waipahu. Born July 11, 1912 in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a member of the Pinili Association of Hawaii. He is survived by spouse, Susana A. Pacariem; sons, Ernie (Pressie) Pacariem, Rudy (Erlinda) Pacariem, Roger (Evelyn) Pacariem; daughters, Estrel (Felix) Guiriba, Imelda (Alfred) Naidas; sister, Connie Gapuz; 25 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (Dec. 9) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

EUFRACIO “FRAS” ARCALAS

Posted On December 4th, 2013 -

EUFRACIO FRAS ARCALAS Age 78, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away November 7, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born January 15, 1935 in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He retired as a maintenance mechanic at the Hale Koa Hotel after 23 years. A member of Cabugo Sons & Daughters Association of Hawaii; and San Estebanians of Hawaii. He is survived by spouse, Elizabeth C. Arcalas; sons, Ellodore “Joel” (Susan) Arcalas of Philippines, Froilan “Genie” (Lori) Arcalas, Reynaldo “Rey” (Rachel) Arcalas, Allen (Carrie) Arcalas, Samuel (Jenny) Arcalas, Erwin (Blossom) Arcalas; daughter, Ursulyn “Lyn” (Leonardo) Quijano; step-daugther, Marilen (Milo) Custodio; sisters, Rosalina S. Arcalas, Perpetua A. Mariano; 27 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren. Visitation 5:15 p.m. Monday (Dec 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m. Tuesday (Dec 10) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Charles E. Willett Sr.

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 3, 2013
Charles E. “Chuck” Willett Sr., 82, of Mililani, an Army retiree and Purple Heart recipient who served on the 5th Regimental Combat Team during the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Honolulu. He was born in Brookline, Mass. He is survived by wife Marilyn; sons Kimo, Chuckie, Charles E. Jr. and Earl Willett, and Shane Melendez; daughters Deborah Ortiz, Harolyn Pavao, Jeana Suan and Hattie Medrano; brothers Dennis and Richard Willette; sisters Barbara Pinkham and Patricia Roby; 30 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Edie Padilla Weigle

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 28, 2013
Edie Padilla Weigle, 47, of Waianae died at home. She was born in Fresno, Calif. She is survived by husband William J. Jr., sons Cory A. Padilla and William J. Weigle III, daughter Gabriella I.L. and brother Edward Padilla. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waianae. Casual attire. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Barbara Jade Tokuda

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Oct. 5, 2013
Barbara Jade Tokuda, 57, of Honolulu, a dental assistant for Duane Tamashiro D.D.S., died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Seiji “Ray” and Trudy, brother Raymond and sisters Susan Leong, Grace Tokuda, Trudy Wong and Tricia Alquisa. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yukio Takeya

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 12, 2013
Yukio Takeya, 87, of Hilo, president of Ala Kai Realty, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and a retired Army major who served in the Vietnam War, died in Japan. He was born in Wailea, Hawaii. He is survived by son Edmund; daughter Leona Chock; brothers Toshio, Teruo, Tom, Herbert, Kenneth and Alan; sisters Gale Takeya and Myrtle Hara; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Kalalena Pomaika’i Sylva

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 28, 2013
Kalalena Pomaika’i Sylva, also known as “Lena” and “Kala,” 26, of Waianae, a Sam’s Club Keeaumoku employee, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Jodie K., stepfather George Meyer IV, father Clarence Jr., stepmother Lani, brothers Ikaika and Kaipo, and grandparents Bernice Park and Mildred and Clarence Sylva Jr. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

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Beatrice Simbre-Costa

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 17, 2013
Beatrice Simbre-Costa, 60, of Mililani, a retired Hawaiian Cement Co. truck driver, died in Mililani. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Cletis Costa; son Charles Samson Jr.; daughter Keri Ann Toshie Simbre; brothers Lorenzo, Stephen, James, Richard and Urbano Simbre Jr., and Edward and Robert Ventura; sisters Jane Ringor, Leonita Jeffries, Elizabeth Ventura-Jardin and Shirley Simbre-Medeiros; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Daniel G. Silva Jr.

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 24, 2013
Daniel G. Silva Jr., 72, of Aiea, a cook, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by brother John M. Lopez and sisters Darlene Theodore and Johnette Guarin. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Mauro Valdez Pagtulingan

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 19, 2013
Mauro Valdez Pagtulingan, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter and maintenance employee at Zippy’s Pearlridge, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Marissa and Cecilia Pagtulingan, and Connie Fe Pagtulingan-Hobbs; brothers Pepito and Valentin; sisters Pacita Pagtulingan and Zenaida Romaguera; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 10 at at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Felicidad Otis

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 10, 2013
Felicidad “Fely” Otis, 73, of Honolulu, a housekeeper and mess hall supervisor for the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, died in Honolulu. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Daniel M. and William J. Ceniza, Johnson Puou Jr. and Ricardo Yadao; daughters Trina L. and Leticia Mae Pitts, and Jessica H. Docktor-Pitts; and sisters Luella K. Santiago, Luverne K. Quemuel and Marie Thomas. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at SGI-USA Hawaii, 2729 Pali Highway. Monetary offerings welcome in care of Trina Pitts. Online condolences: oahucemetery.org.

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Herbert Moana Nuuanu III

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 14, 2013
Herbert Moana Nuuanu III, 22, of Honolulu will be remembered in services 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at Borthwick Mortuary. He died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Heather Grimmer, stepfather Benjamin Grimmer, father Herbert Jr., brother Blake, sisters Hana Grimmer and Sheri-Lynn Quilit, and grandparents David Heaukulani, Margaret Campion and Cynthia Nuuanu. Visitation: 5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the mortuary. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Herbert H. Nihipali Jr.

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 7, 2013
Herbert H. “Turkey” Nihipali Jr., 64, of Waianae, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Chasity Kaui; brothers Glen and Richard Kahana Jr., and Leibert Weatherholtz; sister Pearl Pruett; and a grandchild. Committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Diosdada Mendoza Natividad

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 7, 2013
Diosdada Mendoza “Dading” Natividad, 66, of Nanawale Estate, Hawaii, a proprietress of a papaya farm in Pahoa, died at home. She was born in Luzon, Philippines. She is survived by companion Danny Bautista, son Nestor, daughters Delia Yadao and Divina Duran, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at the family residence. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Helen M. Nakashima

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 13, 2013
Helen M. “Auntie M” Nakashima, 83, of Honolulu, retired owner of Helen’s Jewelry, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Marc Nakashima and Eric S. and Guy M. Kumagai; daughters Susan E. Nakahara and Tami S. Hiraishi; brothers Alvin A., Richard S. and Gary T. Nishi; sister June Y. Takenaga; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Arlene Kailani Miranda

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 15, 2013
Arlene Kailani Miranda, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. employee, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William Jr., Walters, Wade and Wendell; daughter Willene Lono; brother Robert Eli; sister Leona Low; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 14 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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James Evans McLean

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 12, 2013
James Evans McLean, 84, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and an Army veteran who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chieko, son James M., sister Marie Zane and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Laraine T. Maruyama

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 6, 2013
Laraine T. Maruyama, 58, of Honolulu, a legal clerk for the City and County of Honolulu, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Debbie K. Dung and Claire Y. Tamamoto. Private services.

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Jesus L. Lopez

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 29, 2013
Jesus L. Lopez, 73, of Lahaina, a former Erik’s Seafood Grotto chef, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Mexico. He is survived by sons Froilan, Daniel, Salvador and Abel; daughters Imelda Lopez and Anacelia Ramirez Lopez; brothers Juan and Ramon; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Mass: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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