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Myron Kalani Karratti

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April 19, 2016
Myron Kalani Karratti, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired MTL bus driver and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Myron “Kalani”; daughters Miriam “Mim” Karratti and Margaret “Maggie” Brittain; hanai sons Ryan and Cory Kiaha; hanai daughter Kaipolani Barros; mother Margaret N.; brothers Bo, Steven and Kenneth; sister Sybil “Kehau” Ambrose; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 45-150 Waikalua Road, Kaneohe. Services: 11:30 a.m. Interment: 10 a.m. May 9 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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George Ichiro Terada

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April 23, 2016
George Ishiro Terada, 92, of Honolulu, a retired electronics technician for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Maunalani Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Gail R. Masui, Diane C. Rosa and Ida Mari Terada-Chun; brother Dr. Thomas Y. Kobara; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 6 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ernestine Cozy Akau

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April 11, 2016
Ernestine Cozy Akau, 78, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Nolan, Conan and Vance; daughter Stacy Ann Kauffman; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 5 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1124 7th Ave. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Irene Kuniko Kawachi

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April 6, 2016
Irene Kuniko Kawachi, 92, of Honolulu, a head waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Carole Watanabe, Sandra Lumbert and Valerie Shimabukuro; sisters Hisako Uemura and Esther Shaffer; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Manuela Estavillo Valdez

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March 28, 2016
Manuela Estavillo Valdez, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Isidro, Doroteo and Wilben; daughters Lydia V. Carpio, Fely V. Baluyot, Rosie V. Luis and Maribel V. Montero; adopted sons Christopher, Michael J. and R-Nel J.; 19 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. May 5 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. May 6 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Felipe Bautista Jr.

Posted On April 30th, 2016 -

March 25, 2016
Felipe “Phil” Bautista Jr., 77, of Honolulu, an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He is survived by wife Amelia T. Cetrone; daughter Kara Kaneshiro; brother Patrick Ibarra; sisters Shirley Baker, Donna Wallace, Pricella Gregory and Stephanie Honma; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 7 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Hawaii Association of the Blind, 225 Liliuokalani Ave. 5-D, Honolulu 96815. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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James Kingsmill

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April 15, 2016
James Kingsmill, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Army officer and scoutmaster, died in Honolulu. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Ellyn; daughters Elizabeth Gruenbaum, Bonnie Oda and Donna Thomas; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Ethel Yee

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April 4, 2016
Ethel “K.” Yee, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Hopaco employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Melvin Taira, daughter Bernadette J. Nii, sister Elaine Hanzawa, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert E. Begley Jr.

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April 23, 2016
Robert E. Begley Jr., 71, of Kailua, a Roberts Hawaii driver and an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Napa, Calif. He is survived by wife Ellen, father Robert E., brother David and sisters Kathleen Smith and Judith Trimble.

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Florence Lum Lau

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April 10, 2016
Florence Lum Lau, 88, of Honolulu, a teacher’s assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kaalaea, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Kathleen K.L.; sister Grace M.L. Yap; brothers Edwin Y.H., Melvin Y.O. and Alvin Y.L. Lum; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Carolyn Vivien Blankfield

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April 26, 2016
Carolyn Vivien Blankfield, 75, of Hilo, a licensed clinical social worker and teacher at University of Hawaii at Hilo, died in Pohai Malama. She was born in Milwaukee. She is survived by son Alexander Hatzis, brother Allen Silverstein and a grandchild. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii Public Radio or the Palace Theater.

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Edwin Takeo Miyamoto

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April 4, 2016
Edwin Takeo Miyamoto, 63, of Honolulu, a state Department of Health accountant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Jean Matsubara and Sandra Ono. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 7 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nancy Joanne Botticelli

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April 22, 2016
Nancy Joanne Botticelli, 66, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a self-employed graphic artist doing business as Botticelli Designs and Kawaihae Card Co., died. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by husband Marc, sons Paul and Tim Rangel, mother Edna Olmstead, brother Danny Olmstead, sister Sue Wilson and three grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com and facebook.com/nancy.botticelli.5.

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James Yoshio Muraoka

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April 10, 2016
James Yoshio “JB” Muraoka, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard superintendent and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He is survived by wife Agnes S. Ibaraki Muraoka, son Guy T., daughter Wendy K. Larrow, brother John Y., sisters Helen Kanemoto and Grace Muraoka, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 5 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Roy Roman Camarillo

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March 15, 2016
Roy Roman Camarillo, 74, of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, a U.S. Postal Service retiree and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Marina Marimon-Camarillo, daughters Cayla and Dorinda Schnelz, son Caleb, stepmother Cresencia, brother Tommy, sisters Estrella Pao and Evelyn Yoro, and four grandchildren. Services held in California.

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Carl Tetsuo Nakayama

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April 19, 2016
Carl Tetsuo Nakayama, 74, of Honolulu, a hairstylist, died in Avalon Care Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Kenneth and sister Frances Kojima. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Kenneth Elliot Chinn

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March 18, 2016
Kenneth Elliot Chinn, 67, of Honolulu, an airline mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kenneth Puahi; daughter Erika; mother Elizabeth Griffin; brother Charles; sisters Sharon Ann, Christine and Charlotte; and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. May 7 at Hawaiian Pentecostal Full Gospel Church, 1159 Gulick Ave. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. May 10 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Richard Kukoda Nishida

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April 18, 2016
Richard Kukoda Nishida, 78, of Waimanalo, a geriatric nurse for Kuakini Medical Center and an Army veteran, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Rosalie P. “Rose”; sons Adam, Andy, Edward, Abel, Stanford, Michael, Randall, Bryan and Vernon; daughters Joanne, Renee, Nadeen, Loreena and Rienette; sisters Mildred Sachi Kee Chong and Barbarah Hisako Torricer; 34 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon May 14 at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo.

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Elgen Kazuyoshi Fujimoto

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April 17, 2016
Elgen Kazuyoshi Fujimoto, 86, of Hilo, a retired state maintenance worker for the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, retired carpenter and and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Volcano, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janet K., son Arlen, sister Grace Hirata and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. May 6 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Douglas Kaleikaimana Ohelo

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March 21, 2016
Douglas Kaleikaimana Ohelo, 79, of Waianae, an air conditioning specialist at Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sarah “Pinky,” sisters Kauai Ohelo and Jo-Ann Kahawai, and brothers Michael and Raymond Kahikina. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. May 6 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Elver Shigeo Higashi

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April 15, 2016
Elver Shigeo Higashi, 85, of Kaneohe, a state Department of Education administrator and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by sons Guy and Stacey; daughters Vicky Quenga, and Faye and Teressa Shimizu; brothers Harold and Richard; sister Eunice; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Noboru Okamoto

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April 18, 2016
Noboru Okamoto, 95, of Hilo, a retired house painter and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Ford; sisters Chizuko Tarutani, Toshiko Okamoto and Yoshiko Sasahara; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hilo Hongwanji Mission, 216 Mohouli St., Hilo, HI 96720.

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Tina Kahikina Hoe

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April 16, 2016
Tina Kahikina Hoe, 62, of Honolulu, a former employee of GTE Mobile Net and Verizon Wireless, and a former contract worker for the city clerk’s office, died at home. She is survived by sister Marvel N. and brothers Harrison K. and Dean W. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 3 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. No wreaths.

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Gerall Ikuo Ouye

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March 26, 2016
Gerall Ikuo Ouye, 61, of Honolulu died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Irva K. Fuchigami. Private services.

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Dorsey Tomiyoshi Ito

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April 3, 2016
Dorsey Tomiyoshi Ito, 78, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, an assistant vice president for Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank of California, a computer operations manager for All State Savings and Loan and Sears Savings Bank and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by sister Kay Uejio and caregiver Byron. Private services.

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Harold Richardson Perrells III

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March 13, 2016
Harold Richardson Perrells III, 53, of Honolulu, an Aloha Airlines reservationist and an Army Reserve veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Diana and sisters Diana Otsuji, Leona Perrells and Sharon Stratton. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 7 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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George Wellwood Johnson

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March 31, 2016
George Wellwood Johnson, 89, of Honolulu, a civil service logistics manager and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Meridan, Conn. He is survived by daughters Tamie O.A. and Jennifer R.D., and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 6 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Cheryl Moana Marie Pohina

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April 16, 2016
Cheryl Moana Marie Pohina, 45, of Waimanalo, a caregiver, will be remembered in services 6 p.m. May 4 at Borthwick Mortuary. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Keolaku’upu’uwai K.; hanai son Keola “Big Ola”; stepdaughters Kalikolehua K. Storer and Doranela Kahunanui; mother Pua; father Kimo Gomes; brothers Kaleo, Dennis, Chucky and Willy; sisters Daisha Clark, Roxanne Gomes, and Galynn and Davidene Pohina; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. at the mortuary. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. May 7 at Waimanalo Beach Park. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Hiram Malukeao Kahala III

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April 15, 2016
Hiram Malukeao Kahala III, 64, of Kahana Valley, Hawaii, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard rigger and an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He is survived by wife Charmaine; son Lyle “Baba”; daughters Annatashia Kahala and Jonella “Joni” Kahala-Kalulu; brothers Moses “Mahi,” Erwin “Anagin,” Duke and Alex “Kanoe”; sisters Princess “Aka” Kahala, Queenie “Bella” Carter and Dutchess “Ipo” Malepe; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula Makai Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Flowers welcome. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Nanette Joan Salbeda-Ching

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March 22, 2016
Nanette Joan Salbeda-Ching, 52, of Honolulu, a legal secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Reagan Y.K. Ching, son Ryan N., parents Narcisco and Kazuko Salbeda, and brothers Neal and Nathan Salbeda. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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