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Dorothy Yukie Kawachi

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July 23, 2013
Dorothy Yukie Kawachi, 91, of Honolulu, a retired city personnel clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by sons Wayne and Steven, daughter Caryn Tomishima, sister Betty Lee, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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Paul Noboru Kaneshiro

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Aug. 4, 2013
Paul Noboru Kaneshiro, 77, of Lahaina, an automotive mechanic, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elaine; sons Dane K., Brad B. and Kolt N.; daughters Lawrene Quisano and Dawn M. Kaneshiro; brothers William S. James T., Edward A. and Richard Y.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Lahaina Jodo Mission. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Oahu services: 10 a.m. Aug. 16 at Makiki Jodo Mission. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Bert Osamu Ishimoto

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Aug. 5, 2013
Bert Osamu Ishimoto, 52, of Kaneohe, a glazier, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bryan and mother Mildred. No services.

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Hien Huynh

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July 1, 2013
Hien Huynh, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Vietnamese government administrator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Quang Nam Da Nang, Vietnam. He is survived by wife Tu Vo; sons Phung and Ngo; daughters Anna, Lisa and Thien; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Terry Hoke

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Aug. 2, 2013
Terry Hoke, 70, of Ewa Beach, a retired medic and beachboy, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Monica Toves, son Jeffrey and daughter Laura M. Private services.

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Lourdes Valerie Hill

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July 9, 2013
Lourdes Valerie Hill, 56, of North Las Vegas, a U.S. Postal Service employee in Las Vegas and an Army retiree, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Donnie Ellison; son Quincy B. Ellison; brothers Max Manijo and Thomas and Norman Esperanza; and sisters Aileen J. Lee and Virginia Robello. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Tokiyo Hasuko

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July 25, 2013
Tokiyo Hasuko, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Liliha Bakery salesclerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Huelo, Maui. She is survived by sons Leonard E. and Roy S.; daughters Linda S. Kam, Louise K. Cayetano and Anna H. Hasuko; brothers Shigeo and Sueo Yamashita; sisters Sally Hinaga and Sybil Berbrick; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jerry Hanawahine

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July 15, 2013
Jerry Hanawahine, 66, of Kaneohe, a construction employee and housing builder and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kaika; daughters Laurie, Tiana and Kalei; brothers Mike and Howard; sister Debbie; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 16 at Valley of the Temples. Services: 11:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. at Kaiona Beach. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Masako Fujioka

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July 17, 2013
Masako Fujioka, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Daiei account clerk, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Nagasaki, Japan. She is survived by son Brian and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Lucinda Rose Enberg

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July 24, 2013
Lucinda Rose Enberg, 101, of Waipahu died in Kailua. She was born in Eureka, Calif. She is survived by nephew Lawrence Hinds, a grandniece and a great-grandniece. Private services.

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Henry Francis Deardorff

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July 24, 2013
Henry Francis Deardorff, 91, of Honolulu, a construction employee and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Veterans Affairs Community Living Center. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Pua, sons Bob and Cliff, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Beatrice Yin Mee Chee Ching

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July 27, 2013
Beatrice Yin Mee Chee Ching, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gordon Y.C., daughter Sylvia Ann, brother Gilbert Chee, sister Evelyn and a grandchild. Private services.

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Wesley Verne Carpenter

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July 31, 2013
Wesley Verne Carpenter, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired state carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Sanford, N.Y. He is survived by wife Fumiko S.; sons Anthony B. and Shawn M.; brothers Morris, Leroy and David; sisters Alberta Munn, Nancy Morris and Linda Naples; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Rodolfo G. Cadiente

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July 22, 2013
Rodolfo G. Cadiente, 77, of Honolulu, formerly of Koloa, Kauai, an American Factors employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Alcala, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by son Jim Ventura and brother Marcelo. Private services.

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Alvin Arnold Aquino

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July 31, 2013
Alvin Arnold Aquino, 55, of Las Vegas, a maintenance engineer for Hotel California in Las Vegas, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doreen; son Noa R.K.; parents Don Aquino and Pearl Rimando; brothers Bobby Rimando, Ronnie Jensen and Jerry Slaughter; and sisters Lori Jensen and Tammy Hiromoto. Visitation: 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Lucille Yvonne Leimomi Alapai

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Aug. 4, 2013
Lucille Yvonne Leimomi “Momi” Alapai, 65, of Anahola, Kauai, a retired Molokai Airport bartender, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Akira Alapai and Paul “Pauly” Kuwamura; daughters Mieko Kaui, Kikue Donnelly, Ty Alapai and Shar “Choo” and Shay “Choriki” Iseri; brothers Adrian and Delbert K. Lewis; sisters Flora “Laie” Iseri, Miriam “LaHapa” Texeira, Frances “Leinaala” Kaneakua and Rosemary “Leialoha” Millarich; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Family visitation: 8:30 a.m. and public visitation: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at Christian Crossroads Fellowship, Kapaa. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapaa County Cemetery.

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Salvacion Marcelino Agsalda

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July 17, 2013
Salvacion Marcelino Agsalda, 89, of Waialua died in Waipahu. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Julio Malasig and Jeremias and Primo Agsalda; sisters Agripina Agcaoli and Rizalina Tunac; nine granchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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CARL JOSEPH ROSSETTI

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CARL JOSEPH ROSSETTI July 28, 2013 Born in Hillsdale, Michigan on April 6, 1926, to Carl Marcelo Rossetti and Genevieve Flora (Bongfiglio) Rossetti. Carl is survived by his devoted wife of 36 years, Gloria (Aguilar) Rossetti, children Farran F., Carlene A., Jacqueline L., Carl J., Julio F. Pinell, Martha A. Diel, Roger J. Pinell, sister Rosalie Searle, 17 Grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by son German A. Pinell and brother John Rossetti. Carl attended Hillsdale High School in 1942, Western Michigan University in 1945, and Columbia University BSME in 1946. Post graduate studies were completed at the University of Hawaii Advanced Management Program in 1962 and George Washington University in 1964. Included in his lifetime achievements: Administrative Assistant DPWO Pearl Harbor 1946-1951, Auto Transportation Specialist DPWO Pearl Harbor 1951-1953. Vice-President of Rossetti Bros. Construction Co. 1953-1958. Director of Transportation Equipment Management Center, Naval Facilities Engineering Command 1958-1991. He served in the Active Duty and the USNR during World War II, and the Korean War. He was awarded the Victory Medal for his service during World War II, retiring as a Lt. Commander in 1979. During his Federal Civil Service, Carl was named Federal Employee of the Year in 1963, Navy Federal Executive of the Year 1969 and Federal Manager/Supervisor of the Year, Naval Base Pearl Harbor in 1985. He retired from Federal Civil Service in 1991, and was awarded the Meritorious Civil Service Award by the Department of the Navy for his skillful leadership, personal integrity, dedication and outstanding achievements. Carl also participated in his community as President of the West Honolulu Little League 1962-1964, President Hawaii Section, Society of Automotive Engineers 1964-1966. He served on the Board of Directors for Aloha Week Hawaii, 1964-1996, President 1969, Director Emeritus 1996-Present. Director and Past President of the Foster Village Community Association 1958-1962. Board of Director Colonnade on the Greens 2007-2013. Carl was a member of the Elks Club and the American Legion. He was a member of St. Philomena’s Church from 1976, and was honored as an Island Treasure of Hawaii in 2005. He enjoyed sports, golfing, music and dancing.

Wilbur Won

Posted On August 8th, 2013 -

July 5, 2013
Wilbur Won, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired X-ray metal inspector at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cynthia, sons Jerry and Steven, brothers Jensen and Eugene, sister Laura and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Yaeko Sumiya Watanabe

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July 28, 2013
Yaeko Sumiya Watanabe, 87, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Patricia W. Yamashita, Linda T. Uyeno and Bonnie S. Watanabe; sisters Akiko “Lillian” Sagara and Chiye “Carol” Itagaki; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Kevin Tavares

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June 25, 2013
Kevin Tavares, 63, of Waianae, a mason worker, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Philip Inciong; brothers Alex and Gary Inciong, and Alton and Howard Tavares; and sisters Tricia Feiteira, Cindy Nobriga, Stacie Inciong, Francine “Mopsy” Aarona, Viola Banks, Aida SanMiguel and Lita Kahihikolo. No services.

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Stewart Swacker

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July 22, 2013
Stewart “Larry” Swacker, 69, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a pharmacist and owner of Garden Island Pharmacy, died at home. He was born in Bremerton, Wash. He is survived by wife Joanne, son Steven L., daughter Lisa B. Stein, father Stewart W., sisters Virginia Leef and Carol Joe, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Roy Stewart

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July 28, 2013
Robert Roy Stewart, 81, of Honolulu, a professor of piano and music at the University of Tennessee at Martin, died in Honolulu. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He is survived by sister Maxine L. McLellan. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.†

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Misue Sakae

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July 13, 2013
Misue Sakae, 90, of Hilo died in a care home. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by son Kenneth; daughter Jean Kuroyama; brothers Carl and Yoshio Obasa; sisters Sueko Saito, Sumie Yamanishi, Sue Kojima, Yoshie Wakida and Masue Yogi; and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Jane Sueno Okamoto

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July 25, 2013
Jane Sueno Okamoto, 81, of Kailua, a retired state Board of Education educational officer, died on Oahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lance A. and Ethan H., and a grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Anne S. Ohia

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Aug. 5, 2013
Anne S. “MZ O” Ohia, 89, of Ewa Beach, a Schofield Barracks Emergency Room/Urgent Care Clinic retiree, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Fremont, Neb. She is survived by sons Kimo Schrader, Kepukai Gutowski and Herbert Jr., Sterling and Lambert Ohia; daughters Pat Sheppard, Antoinette Morales, Harriet Gumban, Debra Ohia and Frances Acoba; 20 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mary Agnes Nortner

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Aug. 4, 2013
Mary Agnes “Ma’atusi” Nortner, 94, of Laie, an advertising agency secretary, died at home. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by brothers Edwin P. Soliai and Maurice Cohn. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake Center. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Florence Masae Nishioka

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July 18, 2013
Florence Masae Nishioka, 98, of Honolulu, a retired orthodontist assistant, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Faye Morimoto and Joyce Pang, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Valentin Bayaca Manuel

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July 9, 2013
Valentin Bayaca Manuel, 77, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Felicitas T., sons Sosimo T. and Ruben T., daughters Analiza M. Basug and Mary Ann T. Manuel, brother Saturnino Manuel, sisters Teodora Respicio and Juliana Villa, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Wilson Sunao Koga

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July 20, 2013
Wilson Sunao Koga, 83, of Mililani, a retired Air National Guard master sergeant and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janice C., son Glenn, brother Ernest and sisters Lillian Hashimoto and Jean Shibayama. Private services.

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