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Miriam Kiyoko Kaminaka

Posted On May 31st, 2013 -

May 12, 2013
Miriam Kiyoko Kaminaka, 86, of Kaneohe died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kurt, sisters Ethel Kuwaye and Florence Tani, and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. at Artzone, 3245 Pali Highway.

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Robert Eugene Gulliford

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April 29, 2013
Robert Eugene Gulliford, 55, of Mililani died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by wife Imelda; sons Robert Jr., Ramsey and Trevor; daughter Christina; brothers Russell, Al and Ron; sisters Sandy, Linda, Patty and Debbie; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church, Mililani. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Koichi Fukuda

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May 19, 2013
Koichi Fukuda, 88, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Taxation Hilo Office employee and an Army Military Intelligence Service veteran who served in World War II, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Renee Honda; sisters Shizue Nakano, Tomoyo Kondo and Mi-tsuko Muranaka; a grandchild; and a step-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Fusae Fujino

Posted On May 31st, 2013 -

May 12, 2013
Fusae “Nancy” Fujino, 93, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Larry, daughters Sandra Yukitomo and Jane Nishihara, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Committal services at a later date.

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Safiti Fatu

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May 3, 2013
Safiti Fatu, 62, of Honolulu, a former phone repairman for a telecommunications company in Samoa, died in Honolulu. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Lemalie; sons Nu’u, Sione, Iakopo, Tu’uaga, Matagia, Taugaifala, Rocky, Pa’u, Fou, Falaniko and Tuavela; daughters Samantha, Amanda and Kikite; brothers Sione and Pa’u Tuavela; sister Kikite Fagafaga; 37 grandchildren; and a great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. June 7 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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William George Doppmann

Posted On May 31st, 2013 -

Jan. 28, 2013
William George Doppmann, 78, of Waimea, Hawaii, a musician, composer and writer, died in Hale Ho‘ola. He was born in Springfield, Mass. He is survived by wife Willa; sons Greg, Jeff and Paul; daughters Karla Watson and Cathy Dolan; and six grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

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Maria Gamiao Calipjo

Posted On May 31st, 2013 -

May 13, 2013
Maria Gamiao Calipjo, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Wilfredo, Nemesio, Florencio, Vicente and Andy; daughters Patricia Bartolome and Nida Chua; 29 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Rita Nanaye Batt

Posted On May 31st, 2013 -

May 21, 2013
Rita Nanaye Batt, 91, of Honolulu, a retired executive secretary at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Steven G., sister Etta N. Leong, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Gary Marc Alden

Posted On May 31st, 2013 -

May 28, 2013
Gary Marc Alden, 63, of Kailua, an Ecolab employee, died in Kailua. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by wife Sue, daughters Kimberly Gonzalez and Laura Barrett, and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5:30 p.m. today at Elks Honolulu Lodge, Waikiki. Casual attire. Donations suggested to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org.

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Duke Alboro

Posted On May 31st, 2013 -

May 16, 2013
Duke Alboro, 53, of North Las Vegas died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Pearlie M., father Domingo Sr. and sisters Linda Takahashi, Adele Hayman, Lydia Mendes and Carol Nakamura. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lahaina United Methodist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at the church ocean front. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Patricia Adams

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May 7, 2013
Patricia Adams, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired UC-San Francisco Hospital pediatrics nurse, died at home. She was born in Anawalt, W.Va. She is survived by son Donald, daughters Susan Esposito and Debra Egbert, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: June 7 at Pohai Nani.

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DANIEL “UNCLE SONNY” DE COITO, JR.

Posted On May 31st, 2013 -

DANIEL UNCLE SONNY DE COITO, JR. Age 91, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away May 14, 2013 in Haleiwa. Born June 29, 1921 in Hilo, HI. Daniel was retired from the City & County of Honolulu-Parks & Recreation. He is survived by son, Roy A. (Young Ja) De Coito; daughters, Rawleen N.L. (Wallace) Fisher, Rawlette P. Kraut; brother, Frederick (Betty) De Coito of CA; sister, Eleanore Vaughn. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 4) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

COLETA PARUBRUB ALEJANDRO

Posted On May 31st, 2013 -

COLETA PARUBRUB ALEJANDRO Age 99, of Honolulu, HI, passed away May 3, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 6, 1914 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sister-in- laws, Filomena Parubrub, Leonora Parubrub, Lucia Fernando; caregivers, Tessie Parubrub Fernando, Ailyn Parubrub Lum; stepson, Alfredo (Ana) Alejandro; 7 step-grandchildren; 18 step- great-grandchildren; 4 great- great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (June 3) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; (20 South Kukui St., Honolulu). Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

KIMBERLY MARIE FRASER

Posted On May 31st, 2013 -

KIMBERLY MARIE FRASER Passed away on April 25, 2013 In Maryville, TN. Born on September 12, 1959 in Bay Shore, NY. Kim lived in Honolulu for many years, leaving in 2004 for California, then Florida before settling in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. She is survived by Mother, Janet Martz Izzo, Father, Hugh F. Fraser and Stepmother, Vivian Fraser, Brothers, Gregg A. Fraser And wife, Yumiko Fraser, Douglas F. Fraser And wife Lisa Limon Fraser, niece Claire Fraser, nephews, Daniel, Christopher and Alexander Fraser all of Honolulu, Hawaii. Private scattering of her ashes at sea. Anyone wishing to donate in her memory may do so to: Blount Memorial Foundation, 907 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy. Maryville, TN 37804.

MICHAEL LLOYD “BIG MIKE” ROBINSON

Posted On May 31st, 2013 -

MICHAEL LLOYD BIG MIKE ROBINSON Age 62, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away May 8, 2013 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born in Boston, Massachusetts. A retired machinist with General Electric for over 35 years. He is survived by wife, Darcella A. Robinson; sons, Anthony S. Robinson and Michael Robinson, Jr.; daughter, Tamika Robinson; brother, Gary Robinson; sister, Kimberly Smith; 2 grandchildren; 1 great grandson. Private services.

DOUGLAS J. BRUM

Posted On May 31st, 2013 -

DOUGLAS J. BRUM
Douglas J. Brum, 72, of Las Vegas, NV died on April 20, 2013. A beloved husband and father, he worked as a project superintendent for Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Company for 40 years. Originally born in Lihue, Kauai, he often enjoyed diving for tako or sharing a story or joke with his family and friends. Douglas is survived by wife, Janice, two sons, Neal and Michael (Mary), and one granddaughter, Maile. He is also survived by mother, Eleanor (John) Stein, step- mother Winifred (Frank) Brum, two brothers, Harold (Anna) Brum and Wesley (Sharon) Brum, and four sisters, Dawn Stein, Sandy (Dean) Wendt, Johnnie (David) Miller, and Jeri (Bruce) Shaw. Visitation will be held on June 3, 2013 at 9:15am with service to follow at 10:00am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City, HI 96782). The attire will be casual and his ashes will be buried privately at a later date.

Mieko Yoshino

Posted On May 30th, 2013 -

April 25, 2013
Mieko Yoshino, 92, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Personnel Services personnel clerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Alan Z. and Irvin Y., five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Hidehiko Uyehara

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May 20, 2013
Hidehiko “Hide” Uyehara, 88, of Kailua, a Dillingham Land Corp. retiree, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Mildred, son Dean W., daughter Terri A., brother Manabu and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Setsuko K. Speck

Posted On May 30th, 2013 -

May 21, 2013
Setsuko K. “Sets” Speck, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation administrative assistant, died in Hawaii Kai. She was born in San Pedro, Calif. She is survived by sons Robert J. III and William R. “Bill”; daughters Susan V. “Susie” Speck Sabrocini and Margaret L. “Margie” Ogawa; brothers Yu and Shigeru Kawashiri; sisters Yuriko Omatsu, Chiyo Endo and Hideko Shono; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Highway. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thomas Masaji Okuma

Posted On May 30th, 2013 -

May 22, 2013
Thomas Masaji Okuma, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Loa College professor and retired United Church of Christ minister, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Yuki Okuma and Katy White, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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William Francis Nicholas

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May 22, 2013
William Francis Nicholas, 81, of Kailua, a social worker, died. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Ruth, son Robert, daughters Robbie Nicholas and Kristine Pfannenstiel, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoshio Miyashiro

Posted On May 30th, 2013 -

May 8, 2013
Yoshio Miyashiro, 93, of Kailua, a retired Hawaii Stevedores Inc. crane operator, died in Kailua. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Lloyd and Kenneth, daughters Janice Miyashiro and Gail Yoshida, brothers Francis and Thomas, and a grandchild. Private services. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations suggested to charity.

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Amy Etsuko Kobayashi

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May 6, 2013
Amy Etsuko Kobayashi, 72, of Pearl City died in Aiea. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Ken, daughter Jan and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Oi Kam C. Kam

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May 20, 2013
Oi Kam C. “Mildred” Kam, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Firestone Hawaii clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kapaia, Hawaii. She is survived by son Andrew K.P., daughter Wendy M.C. Redman and sister Elsie Goo. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lemaefe Feagaimaalii Galeai

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May 18, 2013
Lemaefe Feagaimaalii Galeai, 84, of Laie, a retired Federal Communications Commission employee, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by sons Tipa, Lemaefe Jr., Kennedy, Tuia and Raymond Galeai, and Ila Talapa; daughters Florence Fotu, Talameleke Iafeta and Sa Talapa; brothers William, Pulefano, Tafili and Duke Galeai, Lilomaiava Tagoai, and Misi Feagaimaalii; sisters Lusila Aoelua, Vatau Neria, Faasaveve Luafou, Faatonu Tilaia and Evelina White; 42 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. June 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Chapel (back chapel), 55-630 Naniloa Loop. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Sunday best attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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John Marcellus Dudoit III

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May 19, 2013
John Marcellus Dudoit III, 50, of Kaneohe died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kau‘i; sons John, James and Joshua Dudoit, Hilinai and Heuaolu Sai-Dudoit, and Ioane, Keawe and Hoala Goodhue; daughters Jewel Dudoit, and Malie, Pulama and Ui Goodhue; brothers Wayson, Bertram, Zachary and Abram; sister Dorie; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha and casual attire.

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Coleta Parubrub Alejandro

Posted On May 30th, 2013 -

May 3, 2013
Coleta Parubrub Alejandro, 99, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by caregivers Tessie P. Fernando and Ailyn P. Lum, stepson Alfredo, seven stepgrandchildren, 18 stepgreat-grandchildren and four stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Visita- tion: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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GARY MARC ALDEN

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GARY MARC ALDEN Age 63, of Kailua, Oahu, passed away May 28, 2013 in Kailua, Oahu. Born in New Jersey. He was employed by Ecolab. He is survived by wife, Sue Alden; daughters, Kimberly Gonzalez, Laura Barrett; grand- children, Kahlea Barrett, Jacob Barrett, Joshua Gonzalez, Marc Gonzalez. Celebration of Life information: Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 5:30pm; The Elks Club, Waikiki; 2933 Kalakaua Avenue; Honolulu, Hi 96815.

LINDEN HOWSON NICHOLS

Posted On May 30th, 2013 -

LINDEN HOWSON NICHOLS (74) Passed away at home in Kailua, HI on May 21, 2013, with her family by her side. Lin was predeceased by her parents, Retired Captain (Navy and United Airlines) George O. Howson and Yvonne “Billie” Howson of Piedmont, CA. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Retired Major (USMC) Alan (Al & Nick) Gaither Nichols, Jr.; daughters Mary Nichols Antaya, Melanie Jean and Margaret Rose Nichols; brother, George Owen Howson; and 4 adoring grandchildren: Nicole Kathryn and Joseph “Joey” Alan Antaya, Margaret “Maggie” Linden Nichols-Reames and Alan Joseph Reames. She was born on May 6, 1939 in San Diego, CA, grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and graduated from Piedmont High School in 1953. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California Berkeley in 1961. She moved to Pensacola, FL to live with her great aunts in the Sublette family home, and worked for the Pensacola News Journal. She married Marine Capt. Alan G. Nichols, Jr. on December 28,1963 in Pensacola. The family lived in base housing, NAAS Whiting Field, FL, MCAS El Toro, CA, and Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. They raised their three daughters in Kailua and Lin was an enthusiastic volunteer for the following: Kailua Library, Brownie leader, school room mother, St. John Vianney School PTA secretary, Community Association newspaper editor for 4 years, Maunawili Community Association Neighborhood Watch Captain and President for 2 terms, Girl Scout leader, Secretary of the Kailua High School (KHS) Community Council, Secretary of the KHS Advisory Council, Secretary of the KHS PTSA, a member of the KHS “Effective Communications Taskforce”, parent representative for the University of Hawaii’s “Project Rose” – to improve school climate in public schools. She founded the jazz dance club at KHS, and was the head and lead volunteer trainer in the Emergency Department at Castle Medical Center. She was also a dance and exercise instructor at the Sally Howarth School of Dance, Natural Woman Health Spa, and Woman’s World of Health & Fitness. She was a voracious reader and gifted writer of many short stories and poetry. She adopted many pets as she was a devoted lover of all animals. She will be greatly missed by everyone, two- and four-legged alike, who was touched by her life. Memorial Service: 10:30 am, Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Unity Church of Hawaii, 3608 Diamond Head Circle (at Monsarrat Avenue) Honolulu, 96815. Lunch reception immediately following in the Church courtyard. Donations may be made to the Hawaiian Humane Society http://www.hawaiianhumane.org/Donate-Now.html or Hospice Hawaii http://www.hospicehawaii.org/support/donate/

KAMALANI ANUHEA KALAMA

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KAMALANI ANUHEA KALAMA Thirteen years old from Kailua, O’ahu. Passed away on May 5, 2013. A student at Kailua Intermediate. Survived by parents Jeremiah and Jacqueline Kalama; grandparents, Solomon & Alberta Kalama; sisters Myah (Blair), Jerica (Thomas) and Kehaulani; nieces Tiarah and Tayhina; and nephew Tayvin- Thomas. Visitation at 9:30am on Friday, May 31 at Hawaiian Memorial. Service at 11:30am.


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