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Leonora C. Vidinha

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 19, 2015
Leonora C. Vidinha, 76, of Makaweli, Kauai, a retired Sheraton Kauai bartender, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Michael; sons Martin, Mark and Michael; daughter Perle “Pua” Kaholokula; brother Abelardo “Sonny” Cabacungan; sisters Maggie Honjo, Violet Aceret and Mary Leong; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Waimea United Church of Christ. Services: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Helen Wong Chang

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

April 26, 2015
Helen Wong Chang, 97, of Honolulu, a retired waitress for Ranch House in Aina Haina, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono­lulu. She is survived by daughters Genie C. Kauhane and Carol S. Laheney, sisters Eleanor Siu and Wanda Tong, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.­ net.

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Mieko Kuritani

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 9, 2015
Mieko Kuritani, 85, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired customer service representative for Sears Roebuck & Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Kathleen Sakamoto, sister Alice, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Waimea Williams

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

March 2, 2015
Waimea Williams, 71, of Kaneohe, a writer and book editor, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Yakima, Wash. She is survived by brothers Guinn and Colin, and sister Lesley Williams Fong. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Sunday at Heeia State Park. Aloha attire.

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Filemon Bareng Daquioag

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

April 26, 2015
Filemon Bareng “Fil” Daquioag, 89, of Kaneohe, an artist, a retired maintenance employee for GEM Department Store and Liberty House, and a retired bartender for the hotel and restaurant industries, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Loretta; sons William and Leo; daughters Lory Daquioag and Lily D. Steele; sisters Filemena Ligot, Magdalina Tamayo and Carol Salvador; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann’s Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 12:45 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Celestino Ambrose Martinez Jr.

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 14, 2015
Celestino Ambrose “Martin” Martinez Jr., 57, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a produce manager at Waikoloa Village Market, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Noe; sons Eleo and Maka; daughters Lii, Kea and Malia; and sisters Ida Malakaua and Mary Martinez. Services: 10 a.m. May 30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea 1st Ward.

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June C.H.C. Wong

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 1, 2015
June C.H.C. Wong, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono­lulu. She is survived by son Carlton, daughter Cheryl, brothers Wallace and Fred Chang, sisters Shirley Kelley and Kathleen Williams, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Diane W. DeFries

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

April 22, 2015
Diane W. DeFries, 68, of Holland, Mich., a retired trucking dispatcher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kory, daughters Kimberly and Karley, four grand­children and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Ray Masuo Masuda

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 2, 2015
Ray Masuo Masuda, 66, of Honolulu, an accounting clerk, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Beverly Masuda and Janice Omori. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Philbert J. Woolsey

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

March 20, 2015
Philbert J. Woolsey, 60, of Las Vegas, a musician, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother George M. III; and sisters Georgette N. Andrade, Alicia Haina and Clareen K. Straits. Services: 9 a.m. Nov. 21 at Zablan Beach, Nanakuli. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Josephine Estabilio

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

April 19, 2015
Josephine “JO” Estabilio, 73, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a hostess and waitress at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, died at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Gilbert; sons Dale and Bradley; daughter Teri; brothers Melvin, Rodney, Guy, Gayland, Jon Pall, Joseph and Jesse Enriques, and Amante, Steven and Jay Viernes; sisters Linda Ching, Myra Jean Sumida, Lani Iona and Karen Fukunaga; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: noon May 31 at Kalahikiola Congregational Church, Halaula. Services: 1 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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May Mei Muraoka

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

April 3, 2015
May Mei Muraoka, 99, of Hono­lulu, a homemaker, died in Hono­lulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Billie S. and Joyce N. Private services.

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Yoshimasa Ikemoto Yoshimura

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

April 27, 2015
Yoshimasa Ikemoto Yoshimura, 89, of Waipahu, a mason worker, produce farmer, an Army veteran who served in the Korean War and a recipient of the Bronze Star, died in Waipahu. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Michele; sisters Kimie and Noriko Ikemoto, Barbara Nishioka and Helen Shima; brothers Fukashi and Eugene Ikemoto; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Francisco Galot Farinas

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 7, 2015
Francisco Galot Farinas, 93, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Beatriz G.; son Francis; daughters Leilani, Rowena, Wilma and Nancy; sister Marina; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 28 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Harry Yoshimitsu Nakama

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 14, 2015
Harry Yoshimitsu Nakama, 89, of Hono­lulu, a retired manufacturer’s representative for National Electric Co. and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kiilau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Patsy T., son Brian Y., daughters Anne M. Nakama and Lenore Y. Ohye, brother George Y. and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Paula Foster

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 10, 2015
Paula Foster, 51, of Waianae died at home. She was born in Johnson City, Tenn. She is survived by sons Allen Davis and Matthew Dennis; daughters Julia-Rose Davis and Eryan Dennis; sisters Diane Brown and Thelma Litaker; brothers Earl D., Robert and William Dennis; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Nancy Shigeko Nakamura

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 11, 2015
Nancy Shigeko Nakamura, 89, of Honolulu, a retired restaurant manager, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Martin and Carlton Kahae, brother Jitsugen, sisters Clara Uechi and Tomoe Takahara, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Barbara D. Gouveia

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 9, 2015
Barbara D. Gouveia, 67, of Kahului died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughter Brandi-Lee M., brother Gary Carreira and sisters Valerie Alatasi and Verna M.C. Pacheco. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Eulogy: 10:45 a.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Clyde Noble

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 18, 2015
Clyde Noble, 81, of Kailua, an educator, died. He was born in Rockford, Ill. He is survived by wife Leslie; daughters Debbie, Laura and Jennie; brother Phil; sister Lori; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Aloha attire. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Susan Elizabeth Barr Govoni

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 14, 2015
Susan Elizabeth Barr Govoni, 65, of South Yarmouth, Mass., formerly of Hawaii, a retired senior vice president at Bank of Hawaii and a Royal Bank of Canada employee, died. She was born in Collington, Ontario. She is survived by husband Richard and brother Jim Barr. Services in Massachusetts.

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Yoshio Shimabukuro

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

April 23, 2015
Yoshio “Larry” Shimabukuro, 90, of Honolulu, a retired tire re-capper and salesman at Continental Tire Co. and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Betty S., daughters Gail Y. Kaneshiro and Jo-Ann Ota, sisters Ruth Uyeshiro and June Higa, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kiyoshi Akamine

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

April 20, 2015
Kiyoshi “Joe” Akamine, 84, of Kailua, a retired vegetable farmer and retired handyman for Strong Carter Dental Clinic, died in Kailua. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Derrick K. and Mitchell H., daughter Josette L.M. Friedl, companion Goldie Castillo, sister Ayako Tomei and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Neilani Mary Graham

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 11, 2015
Neilani Mary Graham, 71, of Honolulu, a retired public defen­der, died in Honolulu. She was born in Parris Island, S.C. She is survived by son Kekoa and brothers Max and Pancho. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Edna Sakae Shiraki

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 1, 2015
Edna Sakae Shiraki, 85, of Honolulu, co-founder and vice president of Finest Food Co., died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dwight, David, Derrick and Gene; sisters Francis Otani, Fay Sumida and Karen Takane; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Robert Hoapili Baker III

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

April 21, 2015
Robert Hoapili Baker III, 67, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai daughters Zondra Pahinui and Jasmine Baker; hanai sons Rustin, Dennis and Ronald; sisters Rosina-Mae Baker and Mary Ene; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Edwin Hao

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

March 18, 2015
Edwin “Eddie” Hao, 74, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a maintenance employee at Uncle Billy’s and a security officer, janitor and ranch hand at Hualalai Ranch, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Alan Navas and Edwin Jr. and Shannon Hao; brother Rofley; sisters Annie Mandaquit, Jane Serion and Darlen Sanoria; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation and services: 1 p.m. May 31 at Old Kona Airport Beach Park, big pavilion. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Blaine Punahele Tannehill

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

April 9, 2015
Blaine Punahele “Bo” Tannehill, 62, of Kailua, a woodworker, died in Kailua. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Punahele K., brothers Doss and James, sister Signa and three grandchildren. Services pending. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net

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Joe Carr

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

May 14, 2015
Joe “Captain” Carr, 72, of Maui, owner and operator of A1 Appliance Service, died at home. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by son David, daughter Wendy Cope and stepson Greg McClancy. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Sunday at the seaside lawn of Maalaea Kai, 70 Hauoli St., Maalaea. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Harry Hidemi Horio

Posted On May 21st, 2015 -

April 4, 2015
Harry Hidemi Horio, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Jay Co. Hawaii ironworker and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in South Hilo. He is survived by sons Eric H. and Edwin K., brother Kenneth Y., sisters Nancy Nagai and Daisy Kujubu, and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Carrie Jane Natsue Sagucio

Posted On May 20th, 2015 -

May 16, 2015
Carrie Jane Natsue Sagucio, 56, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired Veterans Administration Clinic licensed practical nurse, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Oscar, sons Justin Wakumoto and Jarin Quibilan, daughter Jasmine Quibilan, mother Leatrice Togikawa, brothers Dan Togikawa and Eric Wakumoto, and sisters Luann Latorre and Kelly Braun. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at All Saints Church, Kapaa, Kauai. Celebration of life to follow. Casual attire.

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