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Mieko Tsunoda Nacar

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May 14, 2012
Mieko Tsunoda Nacar, 76, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Maebashi-shi, Gunma-ken, Japan. She is survived by sons Alan and David; daughters Morina Bardoni, Teresa Sarajina and Lena Ranit; brother Yukihisa Tsunoda; sister Fusako Miura; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Chiyoko Oguri Miyabara

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Feb. 6, 2012
Chiyoko Oguri Miyabara, 88, of Kailua, a retired lab technician at Hawaii Marine Biology Lab and Kuakini Hospital, died in Kailua. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by son Tetsuo, sisters Nanako Oguri and Teruko Kureshige, and a grandchild. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Erudito Pacba Llantero

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May 11, 2012
Erudito Pacba Llantero, 64, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Nida M.; sons Franklin M., Gil G.M. and John P.M.; father Julian T.; mother Fortunata P.; brothers Noemi and Louie; sisters Perlita L. Gantala and Marilou L. Doropan; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Sumano Kunihiro

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May 7, 2012
Sumano “Ethel” Kunihiro, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Wade and James, daughters Alice Higa and Amy S. Furukawa, brother Mutsu Tanaka, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. June 13 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Clarence Kim

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May 26, 2012
Clarence “Sung Soo” Kim, 77, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Okchun, Korea. He is survived by wife Okja, sons John and Michael, and sister Jaeyoung Chang. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha or casual attire.

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Malaki Kalaokapono Kanahele

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May 25, 2012
Malaki Kalaokapono Kanahele, 56, of Eleele, Kauai, a painter, died in Honolulu. He was born on Niihau. He is survived by wife Santaak; sons Hino, Rocky and Lanikai; daughters Laurie Pahulehua, Mahina K. Powell, and Lani, Dilynn and Stacey Kanahele; brothers Kuuwehi and Kalana; and sisters Lama Kaohelaulii, Minoaka Kanahele and Pupu Duarte. Celebration of life: 2:30 p.m. today at Salt Pond.

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Marcelina T. Hera

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May 31, 2012
Marcelina T. Hera, 97, of Lanai City died in Lanai Community Hospital. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Roberto, daughters Jeanette Kagawa and Victoria Hera, 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Lanai Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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James Ward Greely

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May 31, 2012
James Ward “Jimmy” Greely, 84, of Lahaina, formerly of San Francisco, a retired San Francisco Police Department officer and a Navy veteran who served during World War II, died. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by sons Billy and Dan, and daughter Janie. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church, 712 Wainee St., Lahaina. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the church. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Taupulea Fetui

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May 25, 2012
Taupulea “Frank” Fetui, 82, of Honolulu, a former delivery driver at King Cleaners, died at home. He was born in Fitiuta, Manua, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Tapuai Tafao Jr. and Edmund Fetui; daughters Perenise Ta’ilele, Togalei Pio and Soa’imaile Fetui; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. today at Moanalua Mortuary. Services at noon. Cremation to follow.

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Noel Domingo

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May 12, 2012
Noel “Jong” Domingo, 41, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Monica M.A., son Dominic “Miko,” daughter Diane Antonio, mother Trinidad F., brothers Dominador and Raymund, and sisters Estrella Domingo and Jocelyn Alinsunurin. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Honolulu. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Patricia M. Cornwall

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May 3, 2012
Patricia M. Cornwall, 87, of Honolulu, a retired accountant and an Army veteran, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Pasadena, Calif. She is survived by sister Barbara Von Wald. Private services.

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Dolores Gallegos Castaneda

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June 1, 2012
Dolores Gallegos “Loleng” Castaneda, 77, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, formerly of Kaneohe, a homemaker and child caregiver, died at home. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Floriano Jr., Richard, Henry and Wilfred; daughters Elizabeth Kukita and Susan Leutwyler; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services to be announced at a later date. For information, call 989-1714.

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Patricia Ann Amaral

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June 3, 2012
Patricia Ann “Pat” Amaral, 68, of Pukalani, Maui, died at home. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by husband Milton J., sons Steven and Mark, sister Sandra Buck and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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MARGARET J. MOREIRA

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MARGARET J. MOREIRA

Age 83, of Ainakoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away 05/21/2012 at home. Born in Honolulu, HI. She was a homemaker.

Survivors: Sons Stephen and David Moreira; Daughters: Jeanne Norgaard, Joanne Mosel, Yvonne Moreira and Suzanne Palmater; Brother: Robert Rego; Sister: Emilia Souza; Grandchildren 11; Greatchildren 13.

Visitation 10:00 am June 8th at Star of the Sea Church: Services at 11:00; Burial 3:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

PHILLIP JOAQUIN TORRES

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PHILLIP JOAQUIN TORRES
December 30, 1950 – January 31, 2012.

Phil, a long-time resident of Point Reyes Station, CA, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on January 31, 2012. He had just celebrated his 61st birthday, and was looking forward to celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary on March 26th, and his granddaughter Paloma’s second birthday in April. Of Azorean descent, Phil was born in Honolulu nine years before statehood, and grew up with his four siblings in Kailua, Oahu. He worked at Pearl Harbor after graduating from Kailua High School in 1969, and later left Hawaii to join the Navy. Phil had previously lived in San Francisco for many years, where he worked at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and for a number of years, owned and operated a pizzeria. Phil eventually fulfilled his dream of becoming a police officer, and at the age of 41 joined the Fairfax Police Department in Northern California. He loved working with kids and helped many troubled youth turn their lives around. Phil was a dedicated community servant, and also worked as a part-time caretaker for a local cemetery. Phil umpired Little League games, and also coached high school softball and volleyball. He had recently started teaching volleyball skills to elementary school children.

Phil leaves behind his wife of almost 30 years, Robyn Torres of Point Reyes Station; daughter and son-in-law Jackie Torres and Nathan Slavik, of West Los Angeles, CA; daughter Mandy Torres of Cotati, CA; mother Jacqueline Azevedo Torres of Kailua, Oahu; sister Bina Torres of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; brother John (Donna) of Haiku, Maui; brother Patrick (Joan) of Honolulu, Hawaii; brother Daniel (Yvette) of Roanoke, VA; granddaughter Paloma Maria Torres-Slavik of West Los Angeles, CA; numerous nieces and nephews; preceded in death by his father Louis Victor Torres and his father-in-law Ralph Treleven.

Although many hearts were broken on the day of his untimely passing, Phil’s generous ‘aloha’ spirit and life-long legacy of helping others will live on forever.

Services were held on the mainland on March 24, 2012. A private celebration of Phil’s life will be held on Father’s Day Sunday June 17, 2012 in Kailua. Donations may be made to a favorite charity in Phil’s memory.

Lawrence “Larry” Ching

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LAWRENCE “LARRY” CHING
Resident of Mountain View, CA May 31, 1922May 7, 2012

Lawrence “Larry” Ching, aka Wah Bing, passed away peacefully on May 7th, in Mountain View, California. Born & raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Larry spent the bulk of his senior years in Reno, Nevada. In 2010, he moved to California to live with his son Larry Jr. and his daughter-in-law Mary. In 1941, Larry survived the Japanese assault on Wake Island, later to be captured by them after the Marines surrendered. He endured the entirety of World War II in POW camps. After the war, he enlisted in the Army, ultimately running a mess hall at the rank of sergeant. After the army, Larry held a number of occupationsbellhop, seaman, typewriter repairmanand finally his favorite job, a salesman at Sears. He was an eager raconteur, a skilled fisherman, and household handyman. In later years, Larry enjoyed bargain hunting and buffet dining. He always liked to read biographies and adventures. Larry was husband to the late Katherine Harue nÈe Onaga, and is survived by their two children, Janice Roberts and Lawrence Jr., and his siblings Helen Serrao and Eleanor Kam. Per Larry’s wishes, his ashes will be scattered into the Pacific, in private ceremonies in California and in Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial donations to a deserving charity.

GLORIA LEON

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GLORIA LEON

Age 90, of Mililani, HI, passed away May 15, 2012 in Mililani. Born May 28, 1921 in San Diego, CA.

She is survived by sons, Sam Garcia of San Diego, CA, Don (Vicky); daughters, Gloria Jean Hall, Donna (Kana) Jennings, Vernell Namuo “Tootsie”; brother, Joseph (Ruth) Delgado; sisters, Minnie Delgado, Jenny (John) Fornadel; 17 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m.

Theodore C.T. Wong

Posted On June 5th, 2012 -

May 15, 2012
Theodore C.T. “Ted” Wong, 78, of Honolulu, a retiree from Pan American World Airways and the state Bureau of Conveyances, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Derek, brothers Herbert and Samson, and sisters Priscilla Yuen and Beatrice Souza. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Dorothy Wai Hin Au Wong

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May 15, 2012
Dorothy Wai Hin Au Wong, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ding Kong; sons Darryll and Derrick; daughters Linda Kealoha and Wendy Howell; brothers Henry and Robert Au; sisters Chew Young Lum, Audrey Au, Betty Leong, Clara Chun and Eunice Denyes; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Manoa Chinese Cemetery.

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Alexander Junichi Watanabe

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May 27, 2012
Alexander Junichi “Jun” Watanabe, 88, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. cultivation supervisor, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honuapo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shinayo O.; son Calvin; daughters Mary Ann Spaulding and Judi Hayenga; sisters Tamae Iwamoto, Fujie Fujimoto and Harumi DeMello; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Veronica Abes Ulanday

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May 22, 2012
Veronica Abes Ulanday, 89, of Kekaha, Kauai, an Akita Enterprises bus driver, died in Newport Beach, Calif. She was born in Bangui, Ilocos, Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Bernaldo “Blu” Jr. and Mark; daughters Lettita U. Weaver, Loraine Stout and Christine McDaniel; sister Esther Agor; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Saint Theresa’s Catholic Church, Kekaha. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Doreen Akemi Teruya

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May 16, 2012
Doreen Akemi Teruya, 70, of Culver City, Calif., died in Culver City. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by brother James and sisters Gladys Nishikawa and Dorothy Teruya. No services. Online condolences: www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com.

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Kenneth George Stancin

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May 20, 2012
Kenneth George Stancin, 74, of Honolulu, an artist and aerospace engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by fiancee Dana Aloang, son Jon W. and daughter Camille A. Services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Central Union Church Parish Hall. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Catholic Charities Hawaii.

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Susan Tama Jinbo Ejima Sheetz

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May 19, 2012
Susan Tama Jinbo Ejima Sheetz, 66, of Vancouver, Wash., a Hawaii County Police Department retiree, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Roger, sons Brian and Michael Ejima, stepdaughter Catherine Salvador, brother Walter Jinbo and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Richard James Quinsaat

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June 2, 2012
Richard James Quinsaat, 73, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired Pacific Missile Range Facility contractor, died at home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Sandra; son R.J.; daughters Quinsiann Laborte, Kasandra Quinsaat and Eva R. Rockwell; sisters Linda Manatad, Diana Eichlin and Barbara Bell; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Kukuiolono Golf Course.

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Eric Axel Ornelles

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May 13, 2012
Eric Axel Ornelles, 53, of Honolulu, a heavy machinery sales representative, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Toni; sons Kekai Dang, and Leif and Ryan Ornelles; parents Axel and Gerry; brother Richard; and sisters Laura and Linda. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Waialae Country Club. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Betty M. Odo

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May 8, 2012
Betty M. Odo, 94, of Honolulu, formerly of Kauai and Japan, a retired self-employed farmer, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in Platteville, Colo. She is survived by sons Franklin and Alan, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Virginia Magallanes Narag

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April 7, 2012
Virginia Magallanes Narag, 64, of Honolulu, a Leahi Hospital certified nursing assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. She is survived by husband Francisco, son Severino, mother Rizalina M. Magallanes, brothers Perfecto and Macario Magallanes, sisters Severina Ramones and Naty Amano, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Naomi Moriyama

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May 26, 2012
Naomi Moriyama, 67, of Honolulu, a retired Maui Divers of Hawaii jeweler, died at home. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by sons Ricky S. and Scotty T., brothers George N. and Robert S. Nohara, and sisters Myrna T. Nohara, Cathy N. McKee and Lilly Young. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Leroy Mahina Matthews

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May 28, 2012
Leroy Mahina Matthews, 67, of Honolulu, a California Department of Education teacher and coach, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gail N.; son Christopher K.; daughters Michelle P. Matthews, Danielle K. Naus and Summer Lam; sisters Blossom Nawili and Lanai Reyes; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Gathering: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Duke Kahanamoku statue in Waikiki. Scattering of ashes to follow. Incorrect information for an obituary published Friday.

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