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Hao Man Chung

Posted On August 4th, 2015 -

July 27, 2015
Hao Man Chung, 77, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by husband Le Nguyen; sons Tong, Lam and Canh Nguyen; daughters Kathy Miyahira and Trinh Nguyen; sister Helen Oshita; and seven grandchildren. Visitation and Taoist services: 9 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

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Pauline Kekiwi Fernandez

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July 26, 2015
Pauline Kekiwi Fernandez, 73, of Pukalani, Maui, owner and operator of Fernandez Catering, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband James G. Sr.; son Jamie; daughters Kooky, Kimi and Maiki; sisters Jame Nanamori, Caroline Higa, Grace Davis and Peggy Nascimento; and six grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Eric Kumio Gokan

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July 18, 2015
Eric Kumio Gokan, 53, of Waipahu, a painter, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Noel Y. and Arline H., and sister Rory T.N. Leatherman. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Sarah Naomi Haia

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June 30, 2015
Sarah Naomi Haia, 60, of Kailua, a housekeeping services business owner, died at home. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by son Dustin Kepaa; daughters Kanoelani Kepaa, and Nichol and Sarah Pedro; brothers Kimo Haia Jr., and Steven and Norman Nakasone; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Beach Park. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lourdes A. Hale

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June 20, 2015
Lourdes A. Hale, 83, of Waipahu died in Ewa. She was born in Pukalii, Maui. She is survived by sons Cecil and Bruce, daughter Valerie, 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Flowers welcome.

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Bert Yukio Hayashi

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July 4, 2015
Dr. Bert Yukio Hayashi, 94, of Honolulu, a self-employed dental surgeon and an Army veteran, died in Maunalani Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Clara C., sons Gerald and Craig, sister Amy Nishijima and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m.

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Ethel Shizuno Hironaka

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July 10, 2015
Ethel Shizuko Hironaka, 94, of Tacoma, Wash., formerly of Hale-iwa, died in Kent, Wash. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Lorna Viloria, sisters Merle Ragasa and Shizue Tan, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Wilbert Mun Sin Ho

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July 3, 2015
Wilbert Mun Sin Ho, 87, of Aiea, an avionics supervisor and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Waiawa. He is survived by wife Helen Y., son Dr. Wilton W.M., daughters Sharon H. Miyashiro and Pam F.L. Vierra, brother Warren, sister Gladys Nishioka and five grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Alban’s Chapel, ‘Iolani School. Services: 3 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Florence Tsuruyo Kurasaki

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July 30, 2015
Florence Tsuruyo Kurasaki, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Pawaa Beauty Salon hairdresser, died in Honolulu. She was born on Hawaii island. She is survived by sons Ronald T. and Barry T., daughters Beverly T. Miyake and Lynne T. Gardetto, sister Edith Kuwana, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Susana Tuifao Lifa

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July 2, 2015
Susana Tuifao Lifa, 76, of Waipahu died in Kapolei. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Ioane Mauga and Siasau Lifa; daughters Taumanupepe T. Iosua, Ana Lealiiee, Faataputala Iona, Siafa Rocha and Tutasi Lifa; brother Lopati Tuifao; sisters Fu’a Matavele, Noela Pua and Pito Augafa; 39 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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George Katsuake Matsuda

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July 4, 2015
George Katsuake Matsuda, 89, of Honolulu, a retired manager for the Laniakea YWCA and George’s Produce and Produce Packers, died in Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Gail Tom, brothers Motoo and Robert, and sister Ellen Lau. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kirsten Lokelani Abe

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July 3, 2015
Kirsten Lokelani Abe, 20, of Wahiawa, a business assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Steven R. and Helen M., brothers Ira M. Jury Jr. and Nathan Kaho’onei, and sister Devani-Lynn K. Jury. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Sunday at Alii Beach Park, Haleiwa.

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Samuel Elia Meyer

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July 28, 2015
Samuel Elia Meyer, also known as “Sam” and “Uncle Bubba,” 73, of Princeville, Kauai, formerly of Hanalei and Wanini, Kauai, and Kailua, a salesman for Volkswagon Kauai and Kuhio Motors, and a retired Princeville Makai Golf Course starter, died in Wilcox Memorial hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cora Sue; son Steve Burrell; daughters Sherilyn K. Hoomanawanui, Kamaile Labor and Kelley Doi; sister Sarona De Costa; and six grandchildren. Private services on Kauai. Additional visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School. Services: 4 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date in Wanini.

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Paterno Sonajo Albano

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July 18, 2015
Paterno Sonajo Albano, 74, of Honolulu, a landscaper with Landscape Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marina B.; daughter Precy Libed; brothers Reynaldo and Corazon; sisters Salvacion Agmata, Remedios Gumayagay, Ernesta Agudong, Gloria Prieto and Lusvimin Daranciang; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Mass: 1 0:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Taumaloto Lemafa Lasi Tufeluani

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July 17, 2015
Taumaloto Lemafa Lasi Tufeluani, 66, of Waianae died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Matu’u, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Afa Neueli, and Tasi S. and Roy Tufeluani; daughters Uputaua Williams, Loseli “Sally” Peau, Barbara T. Uiagalelei and Faagao “Baby” Tufeluani; brothers Lalauega T.M. Setu and Siliaga Lemafa; sister Sileiloa Lemafa-Faagau; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Waianae Congregational Samoan Church. Services: 9 a.m. Entombment: noon at Sunset Memorial Park, Garden Crypt. Casual attire. Condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Mabel Pua’ala Makekau Andrade

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July 5, 2015
Mabel Pua’ala Makekau Andrade, 66, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Ronsten and Ronden Andrade, and Stanley R. Rosario; daughters Rachael, Ronalyn and Ronelle Andrade, Ronnie May Andrade-Ramos and Sarah Mei R. Rosario-Black; brothers Luther, Alex and David Makekau, Patrick Lopes, and Jesse, Alfredo and Joseph Moniz; sisters Josephine Napiha’a, Irene Riddick, Roxanne Dean and Alberta Parks; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Burial at sea to follow. Celebration of life at a later date.

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Margaret Jean Arcaina

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July 27, 2015
Margaret Jean Arcaina, 63, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a special-education teacher at Pahoa High School, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Allegan, Mich. She is survived by son Devin Tripp; daughters Andrea Tripp and Genia LaNore; brothers John, Chuck and Tom Wearne; sister Linda Burgel; and a grandchild. No services. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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William Hoyming Choy

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July 12, 2014
William Hoyming “Bill” Choy, 88, of Vacaville, Calif., a retired World Airways instrument mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in Vacaville. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret, son Bill, daughters Lani and Jennie, and six grandchildren. Services: 8:30 a.m.Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association or Wounded Warrior Project.

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Fuavasa Fisher Eteuati

Posted On August 3rd, 2015 -

July 5, 2015
Fuavasa Fisher Eteuati, 74, of Waipahu, a retired electrician at Pearl Harbor Shipyard Shop 51, died in Honolulu. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Maluomalo; sons Edward F. and Selusi M. “Patrick”; dAug.hters Sioliula L. Eteuati and Hilo M. Saifoloi; brothers Sei E., Pili and Sei T. Eteuati and Apu, Faaae, Tafea and Fagafua MAug.a; sisters Akesa Quirit, Epenesa Drone, Sifaivale Victor, Faavale Malo and Faasili Atu; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Kanana Fou Samoan Congregational Church, 94-261 Kunia Road, Waipahu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Tamie Amy Onouye

Posted On August 3rd, 2015 -

May 21, 2015
Tamie Amy Onouye, 84, of Pearl City, a retired Products of Hawaii II employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Archer, dAug.hter Wendy Boteilho, sisters Debbie Shimabuku and Ruth Frost, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Patrick Figaroa

Posted On August 3rd, 2015 -

July 26, 2015
Patrick Figaroa, 61, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Garden Island Disposal welder, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Rueben; dAug.hter Valoralyn Estacio; mother Erinia; sisters Conchita Schumacher, Cynthia Young, Veronica Ramson, Lisa Moody, Wanda Dawson and Rosalind Figaroa; brothers Robert and Bryan; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3-6 p.m. Aug.. 22 at Hotel Coral Reef, Kapaa. Aloha attire.

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Michael R. Paas

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July 2, 2015
Michael R. “Mike” Paas, 49, of Wahiawa, a party DJ, hospitality bartender and a former employee at Ala Moana McDonald’s, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Pedro and Evelyn, brothers Joseph and Andrew, and sisters Tina Paas, Christine Phillips and Cheryl Surell. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: oahu- mortuary.com.

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Pedro Taong Garcia

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July 17, 2015
Pedro Taong Garcia, 91, of Paia, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. maintenance man, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He is survived by wife Emiliana V.; sons Martin, Feliciano, Carlos, Gerardo “Gerry,” Jimmy, Robert and Isidro; dAug.hter Saturnina “Nina” Stroberg; brother Francisco; sister Dionisia; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Luncheon: noon to 1:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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John Paul Rzonca

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July 6, 2015
John Paul Rzonca, 55, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rena; sons Paul and Daniel; brothers Walter, Larry, Jim, Andy and Edward; sisters Sandy Kelly, Mary Murphy and Millie Nabarrette; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual/aloha attire.

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Norma Abadilla Jadulang

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July 21, 2015
Norma Abadilla Jadulang, 67, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a former Hilton Waikoloa Village housekeeper, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Manuel; sons Manuel and Melvin; father Pedro Abadilla; brothers Levy and Jholito Abadilla; sisters Elma Domingo, Lorna Gatica, Hermelita Martel and Nelie Aguiran; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 am. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Diane S. Shimizu

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July 7, 2015
Diane S. Shimizu, 60, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired Wilcox Elementary School teacher, died at Garden Isle Health Care in Lihue. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by parents Kazuki and Fuyuko, brothers Dennis and Leslie, and sisters Christine Hashimoto and Jeanne Shimizu. Private services.

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Brigitte Kaleopaa

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July 27, 2015
Brigitte Kaleopaa, 38, of Kailua, a Hawaii Federal Corrections Services employee, died. She was born in Ulm, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She is survived by mother Nancy, sons Andrae Gumpfer and Chance Kaleopaa, dAug.hter Justice and brother Percy P. Lono. Private services.

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Wallace Y.H. Soong

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July 1, 2015
Wallace Y.H. “Wally” Soong, 81, of Honolulu, a retired pharmaceutical representative with Eli Lilly & Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myrna M.H., sons Steven W.K. and Dr. Darren W.C., dAug.hter Myra-Joy B.L. Miao, brother Wilfred W.K. “Soongie,” sister Winifred S. Kam and five grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, Wallace Y.H. Soong, Attn: Gary Simon, Executive Director, 2251 Mahalo St., Honolulu, HI 96817. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Charles Loy Kama

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July 21, 2015
Charles Loy “CK” Kama, 82, of Hilo, a retired truck driver/dispatcher for the former Hilo Transportation and Terminal, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Eloise L.; sons Charles, Randy, Gary, Paul and Greg; dAug.hter Tammy Potter; brothers John, William, Archie and Harold; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Aug.. 10 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Leonora Batalon Taloma

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June 26, 2015
Leonora Batalon Taloma, 93, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Gerald, Craig and Lindbergh; dAug.hter Judith Campbell; brothers Alfred, Felipe, Florencio and Juanito Batalon; sisters Sheila Henderson and Lolita Fejes; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:45 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/aloha attire.

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