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Bert Hideo Arakawa

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

July 29, 2016
Bert Hideo “Diddy” Arakawa, 73, of Honolulu, a retired dispatcher for TheBus, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Robert N., brother Richard K. and sister Sandra M. Oshiro. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sept. 4 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Maxine Collette Nani-ui Olaguera

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Aug. 12, 2016
Maxine Collette Nani-ui Olaguera, 75, of Honolulu, a retired payroll supervisor at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William, Jesse and Ikaika; brother Blaise Jackman; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 2 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Arturo C. Capili

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Aug. 18, 2016
Arturo C. Capili, also known as “Arthur” and “Art,” 58, of Waipahu died in Aiea. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Dolly F.; son Randy; daughter Sharon Kelly; brothers Orlino, Conrado and Danilo; sisters Susan Capili, Ludy C., Teresita Mindo and Mila Natera; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at Mililani Downtown Chapel, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 3 at Mililani Downtown Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Thomas Masaru Oyadomari

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Aug. 23, 2016
Thomas Masaru Oyadomari, 81, of Aiea, a civil service employee for the federal government and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by son Patrick M.; brothers George, Kenneth and James; and sisters Alice Hisley, Jane Sadamitsu and Ruby Saito. Private services. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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Manuel Elizares

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Aug. 15, 2016
Manuel Elizares Jr., also known as “Horse” and “Elgato,” 77, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a retired truck driver for the former Big Island Meat Co., a subsidiary of Hamakua Sugar Co., and an employee of Pu’u Wa’awa’a Ranch and Parker Ranch, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pohakea, Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Gail; son Carson; daughters Roxanne Levitt, Shawna Jardine, Alison Villasista, Sherry Dias, Christine Tabac, Rachael Segawa, Shine Carvalho and Lolly and Cynthia Elizares; 24 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Sept. 3 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Papaaloa. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gregorio J. Sabado

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

July 27, 2016
Gregorio J. Sabado, 87, of Waipahu, an Oahu Sugar Co. employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Arnold F., five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 3 at the mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Emma Aala Ernestburg

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

Aug. 17, 2016
Emma Aala Ernestburg, 78, of Laie died in Laie. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William K.T.; sons William K.T. III and McKay; daughters Gilberta K.L. and Siliwa G.K. Ernestburg, Cirilla M.K. “Chocho” Paclib, Willemma H.K. Kekahuna and Leialoha G.K. Mataalii; brothers Jacob P. Kaleikini and James Young; sisters Hope L. Kaleikini and Violet Hawkins; 28 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 2 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Seventh Ward, 55-600 Naniloa Loop, Laie. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kathleen Ann Santos

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

Aug. 7, 2016
Kathleen Ann “Kitty” Santos, 76, of Volcano, Hawaii, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Ashland, Ore. She is survived by husband Albert; sons Dado, Albert III, Paul, Kai, Stanley, Stacy and Frederic Santos, and Todd and Steven Kapela; daughters Doreen Bright, Nora and Nadine Santos, Sandra Avella and Tempe Kapela; brother Eric LeBuse; sisters Noni Sanford and Suzi LeBuse; father Mark LeBuse; mother Anna Kantor; 34 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held Sept. 4 in Volcano, Hawaii. For more information, email Steven Kapela at skapela808@gmail.com. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Melquiades Richard Ewa Jr.

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Aug. 16, 2016
Melquiades Richard Ewa Jr., 65, of Kapolei, a retired electrician supervisor for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a Navy veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by wife Maria L.; son Richard I.; daughters Kathryn Ann Pajela and Crystal K.E. Allen; brother Glenn; sisters Ashlyn and Darlene Ewa, and Rollie Henrich; and four grandchildren. No services. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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James Gordon Serrao

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Aug. 6, 2016
James Gordon “Jimmy” Serrao, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired Honolulu police officer and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Katherine “Emi,” son Michael Serrao, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 3 at St. Ann Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Matsue Fujioka

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July 28, 2016
Matsue “Pat” Fujioka, 85, of Honolulu, a retired sales associate for Ben Franklin Crafts, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by sons Patrick K., Lawrence J. and James N.; daughters Sandra K. Mamczarz and Joyce A. Fujioka; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 3 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services: 11 a.m.

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Fred Mitsuo Shinsato

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

Aug. 6, 2016
Fred Mitsuo Shinsato, 89, of Waianae, a retired employee at the Naval Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Mary M., daughters Sonia Ako and Karen Ayau, brother Richard Shinsato, sister Ethel Fukeda, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:45 a.m. Sept. 1 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Pauline Kato

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

Aug. 4, 2016
Pauline Kato, 65, of Pearl City, a retired social services assistant for the state Unemployment Division, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Sandra M. Nip. Private services.

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Karen Arlene Smith

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

Aug. 17, 2016
Karen Arlene Smith, 70, of Kihei died at home. She was born in California. She is survived by daughter Erin and sister Diane Adams. Private services to be held at a later date.

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Edgar Colby Knowlton Jr.

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

July 24, 2016
Edgar Colby Knowlton Jr., 94, of Waipahu, a retired linguistics professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Navy veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Delaware, Ohio. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Shirley Agua Suganuma

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Aug. 3, 2016
Shirley Agua Suganuma, 87, of Pearl City, a district manager for the Morrow Crane Co. and an Ethics Commission employee for the City and County of Honolulu under Mayor Eileen Anderson, died in Aiea. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Melvin S.L.; sons John D. and William Bortfeld II, and Raynard and Raymond N. Suganuma; daughters Donna Keliinoi, Deena Miller, Cindy Low, Shirley Simao and Raynette Suganuma-Carlson; sister Rosinda Auffrey; 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lawrence Jenko Kobashigawa

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

Aug. 3, 2016
Lawrence Jenko Kobashigawa, 87, of Waipahu, an Air Force veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Anna Y., brother Walter and a grandchild. Private services.

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Louise Mae Tokumura

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Aug. 13, 2016
Louise Mae Tokumura, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired Tripler Army Medical Center registered nurse, died in Kailua. She was born in Burbank, Calif. She is survived by husband Raymond K., daughter Michelle Lynn Damitio, brother Barry Babine and sister Gabrielle Oster. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Violet Haruko Kono

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Aug. 14, 2016
Violet Haruko Kono, 91, of Ewa Beach died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Norman, Warren and Milton; daughter Sharlene Hirai; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Janice Shigeko Tokunaga

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Aug. 19, 2016
Janice Shigeko Tokunaga, 89, of Kaneohe, a U.S. Customs cashier, died. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by son Ken and brother Kenji Fujisato. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 3 at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Aloha attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Medecins Sans Frontieres-Doctors Without Borders or PBS Hawaii.

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Quan Han Lee Lowe

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

July 25, 2016
Quan Han Lee Lowe, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by two sons, four daughters, a brother, a sister and 10 grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Russel Brian Tom

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

July 30, 2016
Russel Brian Tom, 60, of Waianae, a mason for Edward and Sands Construction and a member of Local 630, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Daphne H. Kahawai-Tom; sons Preston I., Daxton-Brian M. and Ruston-Samson P.K. Tom, and Jason B. Nguyen; daughter Shantell-Tiare H. Tom; brothers Thomas L.K. Jr. and Randolph E. Tom; hanai brothers James Waimau, VanDewy “Joe” Kahumoku and Jerri Fernandez; sisters Leona P. Dolan, Audrey J. Fuschel, Linda M. Gass and Roxane Selma Becker; hanai sister Louella “Cuddles” King; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 92-900 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 3 at the church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Toshio Maeda

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July 28, 2016
Toshio Maeda, 88, of Hilo, a retired senior vice president of Suisan Co. Ltd., died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by wife Margaret, daughters Carol Lau and Lauren Maeda, brother Fumio Maeda, sister Jennifer Kawamata and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 3 Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

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Kikuyo Yoshimura

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Aug. 14, 2016
Kikuyo Yoshimura, 96, of Hilo, a co-owner of the former Yoshimura Gas Station, died in Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Melvin and Clyde, daughters Jean Flynn and Anne Okazaki, sisters Sueno Shioi and Kiyono Nakamura, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Aiko Mizusawa

Posted On August 29th, 2016 -

Aug. 8, 2016
Aiko Mizusawa, 83, of Aiea, a Duty Free Store retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by sons Harold and John; brother Kozo Sato; sisters Wakako Kobayashi, Keiko Nakamura and Ryoko Suwa; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Aug. 31 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m.

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Sharon Leilani Ann Mounga

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Aug. 10, 2016
Sharon Leilani Ann Mounga, 61, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Anthony, Michael, Tirso, Francisco and Efren; daughters Lani and Milika; brother Neal; sisters Kicia and Kathy; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: Noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Kaala Neighborhood Park, 130 California Ave. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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James Anthony Musting

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Aug. 19, 2016
James Anthony Musting, 52, of Kailua-Kona, a carpenter, fisherman and boat captain of the Lectro West, died. He was born in Dayton, Ohio. He is survived by wife Bobbie; stepchildren Jerra Crossland, Cody Turner and Dylan Turner; brothers Michael and Alan; sisters Marry Hanna, Karin Hedrick and Joanne Hall; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3-6 p.m. Sept. 4 on the back lawn (by the salt pool) at the Aston Kona by the Sea, 75-6106 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

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George Hiroshi Arakaki

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Aug. 2, 2016
George Hiroshi Arakaki, 80, of Honolulu, a retired load planner for United Airlines, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eleanore H., sons Craig M. and Mark Y., brother Robert H., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sept. 4 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Paul Naoyuki Nishi

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Aug. 3, 2016
Paul Naoyuki Nishi, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Robert Kaya Builders carpenter, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Thomas K.; daughters Sharon N. Nishi, Sandra Y. Kam and Janice T. Anzai; brother Arnold; sisters Betty Maekawa and Patsy Noji; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Rose Genevieve Kakalia

Posted On August 28th, 2016 -

Aug. 15, 2016
Rose Genevieve Kakalia, 83, of Pukalani, Maui, an Army veteran, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband David G, son David G. Jr., daughters Gordean K. Kakalia and Roselee Kepo’o, sister Ethel Soon, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Family visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 2 at St. Joseph Church, Makawao. Public visitation: 10 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran