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Michael C. Oyadomari

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April 20, 2012
Michael C. Oyadomari, 58, of Aiea, a retired automotive repairer for the Hickam Air Force Base 15th Transportation, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charmaine; daughters Leishelle Maialoha, and Mikelynne and Yvette Oyadomari; brother Eugene; sisters Debra Mashon, Michelle Shea and Phyllis “Fifi” Oyadomari-Herrod; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Gail K. Nishioka

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April 7, 2012
Gail K. Nishioka, 74, of Honolulu, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel employee, died. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband George, son Guy, daughters Glenda Cockett and Gerri Takayama, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Tad Tadato Nagasako

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April 13, 2012
Tad Tadato Nagasako, 77, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County deputy planning director and County Council legislative aide, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Janet, daughter Lori Arakaki and sisters Tamie Onouye, Ruth Frost and Debbie Shimabuku. Visitation: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Osie Margaret Morris

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April 18, 2012
Osie Margaret Morris, 71, of Nanakuli died in Nanakuli. She was born in Futiga, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Terry; sons Kenneth E. and Kerry M.; brother Ulufaleilupe Fili Taala Fuimaono; sisters Sami Sooalo, Toefoi Tuionuu, Eseneiaso Ahto, Faaati Fuimaono and Katerina Rath; and nine grandchildren. Visitation:
8 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rita’s Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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George Rae Meisner Jr.

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

April 23, 2012
George Rae “Sunny” Meisner Jr., 86, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired mechanical engineer, Navy Reserve veteran and Merchant Marine officer who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Marc, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services at a later date. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.

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Robert Katsumi Matsushita

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April 11, 2012
Robert Katsumi Matsushita, 81, of Kaneohe, a Nordic Construction Co. estimator, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Gladys, son Keith, mother Florence Hasegawa, sister Pat Masumoto and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Reynold Koji Matsukawa

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March 12, 2012
Reynold Koji Matsukawa, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired heavy-equipment operator and Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Sueko, sons Gene and Jack, daughter Pamela Medeiros and four grandchildren. Private services.

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William Mathias Haleakala Makuakane

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

April 8, 2012
William Mathias Haleakala Makuakane, 82, of Waimanalo died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Patrick and Moki-boy, daughter Patricia del Rosario, brother Jerry Perrault and sisters Elsie Ewaliko and Marscha Bush. Private services.

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Friedrich F. Maag

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April 20, 2012
Friedrich F. Maag, 86, of Honolulu, a physician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Switzerland. He is survived by wife Reta. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice Hawaii.

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Charles William Lewis Jr.

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

April 9, 2012
Charles William “Charlie the Tuna” Lewis Jr., 79, of Kailua, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. superintendent, died in Kailua. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Francine; daughters Debra Dayondon, Marlene Nakai and Cindy Huihui; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Hisae Lizabeth Leong

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

April 6, 2012
Hisae Lizabeth “Liz” Leong, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired Schilling McCormick food merchandiser, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Gilbert, sons Greg and Daniel, sisters Miyo Yamashita and Jasmine Mar, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Kenneth Shizuo Komoda

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

April 3, 2012
Kenneth Shizuo Komoda, 77, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk and Air Force veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Russell and Troy, brother Suku, sister Ruth Nakamoto and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Samuel Kama

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March 21, 2012
Samuel “Kamuela” Kama, 61, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, a master weaver and Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elizabeth L.; sons Samuel Jr., Samson and Sanford; daughters Sandee and Samantha; brothers David, Peter, Raphael, Edmund and Elijah; sisters Elizabeth Kama, Odelia Kaupu and Jamie Fields; numerous hanai brothers and sisters; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. May 5 at Makaha Beach. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Elsie N. Iwamasa

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

April 21, 2012
Elsie N. Iwamasa, 95, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. budget clerk, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, grandniece Diana P. McKeague and great-grandnieces Leina’ala and Noelani McKeague. Services: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Ann Church, Waihee. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Tokihide Ige

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

April 10, 2012
Tokihide “Toki” Ige, 91, of Honolulu, a retired farmer for Ige Feed & Poultry Farm, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Peahi, Maui. He is survived by wife Carlota T., son Anthony J., daughters Barbara M. Yoshikawa and Gloria H. Ige, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Roy Yoshiharu Hirata

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

April 13, 2012
Roy Yoshiharu Hirata, 68, of Honolulu, a self-employed auto glass installer doing business as Roy’s Auto Glass Shop and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Darell M., daughters Jamie H. Hirata and Dayna M. Masatani, brother Richard K., sisters Kay K. Nonaka and Sue S. Tengan, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Robert Mills Harris

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

April 13, 2012
Robert Mills Harris, 67, of Kailua, a self-employed family law attorney and Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Plainfield, N.J. He is survived by companion Charles W. Parks and sister Lynne Harris-Madeloni. Private services.

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Yasuko Gima

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April 15, 2012
Yasuko “Sugar” Gima, 85, of Honolulu, a state Department of education teacher’s aide at Lanai High and Elementary School, died. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by sons Reynold M., Charles W. and Russell R.; brother Shigeto Minami; sisters Teruko S. Miyamoto and Keiko Kong; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Eleanor Hatsuko Fukushima

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

April 1, 2012
Eleanor Hatsuko Fukushima, 93, of Honolulu, a retired medical assistant for a private practice, died in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Harvey Y., daughter Mary Jane T. Yagi, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Byron Gilesman Forsythe

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

April 3, 2012
Byron Gilesman Forsythe, 80, of Mililani, a retired Pearl Harbor electrician and Air Force veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Trevor, brother Francis, sisters Jorgen Walk and Maile Riggin, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waialua Stake, 66-847 Kaukonohua Road. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mary Shinn Dreith

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

April 18, 2012
Mary Shinn Dreith, 93, of Honolulu, a retired federal civil service secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Albie; daughters Elizabeth Cahill and Susan Watson; sisters Mady Zawadski, Judy Pacarro and Lorraine Sun; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Yvonne Haunani De Canto

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

April 8, 2012
Yvonne Haunani “Nani” De Canto, 68, of Hilo, a retired paramedical assistant, Pearl City Mental Health Clinic outreach counselor and homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John III; daughters Dayna De Canto-Santiago, Desiree De Canto-Gardner and D’Vette De Canto; hanai daughter Shaena; brother Norman M. Puni; sisters Aloma Puni and Ava Krid-ler; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Hawaii island visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Oahu visitation: 9 a.m. May 5 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi ward, 1723 Beckley St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 522 Ponahawai St., Hilo, HI 96720.

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Christopher John Cipriani

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March 28, 2012
Christopher John Cipriani, 44, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a B.P. Construction carpenter, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by companion Maria Bancroft, parents Richard Sr. and Susan, and brothers Richard Jr., David and Jeffrey. Services: 1 p.m. May 6 at Shipwreck Beach. Donations suggested to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

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Bong Cho Chung

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April 22, 2012
Bong Cho Chung, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Coast Guard housing maintenance employee and Army retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Sun Hwa; sons Glenn, Peter and Steven; brother Charles; sister Rose Ha; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church, 1639 Keeaumoku St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal service: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lambert T. Brigoli Sr.

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April 15, 2012
Lambert T. Brigoli Sr., 65, of Nipomo, Calif., died. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Josephine “Jo”; son Lambert “Tanoa” Jr.; daughters Rachel “Aloma” Brigoli, Rochel “Tita” Miller, Roquel “Nani” Scruton and Ronyl “Kiki” Roller; brothers Robert, Sibliano, Anthony, Albert, Pete, James and John; sisters Sharon Maxilom and Sharlene Palakiko; and numerous grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

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Joann K. Bosserdet

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

April 16, 2012
Joann K. Bosserdet, 72, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Owosso, Mich. She is survived by daughters Babette Hakala and Tammy Weishoff, parents Joe and Margaret Yarabek, brother Joe Yarabek Jr., sisters Janet Baxter and Joyce Yockey, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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John Benauro Bigornia

Posted On April 27th, 2012 -

March 30, 2012
John Benauro Bigornia, 87, of Pearl City, a retired Army and Air Force Exchange Service employee and Army veteran who served as a Philippines Scout in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bangued, Abra, Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria Q.; sons Reynaldo, Alexander, Valentin and Danilo; daughters Myndah Gaborno and Laura Guillermo; brothers Alfredo and Joseph; sisters Terestia, Rosita and Florenda; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Lex A. Bautista

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April 10, 2012
Lex A. Bautista, 88, of Waipahu, a federal government civil engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Liezl, son Dave, daughters Mary Ann Medrano and Christie Lyn Bautista, and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Lucio Cornelio Acob Barut

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April 4, 2012
Lucio Cornelio Acob Barut, 80, of Waipahu died in Aiea. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Esperanza R.; sons Camilo, Felix, Virgilio and Lucio; daughters Irene Duldulao, Adelaida Terencio, Norma Dechavez, Cerelyn Bagcal and Gliceria Ramones; sisters Lina Constantino and Susana Bucsit; 32 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikala St., Waipio. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Antonio Villaros Baron Sr.

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April 7, 2012
Antonio Villaros “Tony” Baron Sr., 87, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. construction laborer, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita; sons Antonio Jr., Arnold and Norman; daughters Catherine and JoAnn; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann’s Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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