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Katherine Keiko Tomita

Posted On July 30th, 2014 -

June 18, 2014
Katherine Keiko Tomita, 90, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Rusty, daughters Gail Tomita and Paulette Wage, brother Stanley Mashita, sister Gladys Yasada, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations suggested to American Cancer Society-Hawaii.

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June Yoneko Hishinuma

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July 12, 2014
June Yoneko Hishinuma, 88, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Ramsay S.; sons James S., George and David S.; sister Umeko Meguro; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Chester Kiyoshi Uyeda

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July 11, 2014
Mildred Asano Uyeda
June 12, 2014
Chester Kiyoshi Uyeda, 97, died in Kuakini Medical Center, and wife Mildred Asano Uyeda, 94, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. They were both of Honolulu and retired travel agents at Ala World Travel. He was also a retired Federal Aviation Administration administrative assistant and an Army veteran who served in World II with the 1399 Engineering Battalion. She was also a retired Ala World Travel tour guide. He was born in Honolulu. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. They are survived by sons Dennis N., Norman S. and Miles S.; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Hideo Komine

Posted On July 30th, 2014 -

July 22, 2014
Hideo Komine, 84, of Honolulu, a night manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Dorothea; sons Gerald and Leslie; daughters Janice Date and Susanne English; brother Minoru; sisters Yaeko Furukawa, Miyoko Matsuoka and Barbara Shim; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Richard Wong

Posted On July 30th, 2014 -

July 9, 2014
Richard “Bo” Wong, 79, of Mililani, a retired United Airlines mechanic and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Sarah Tate-michi; son David; hanai son Tracy Tatemichi; hanai daughters Lorraine Wichman, Laverne Waugh, Lorna Alisna and Livia Tatemichi-Higa; brothers Lawrence, Donald, Clarence, Clinton and Edward; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Winifred Kono

Posted On July 30th, 2014 -

June 26, 2014
Winifred “Wini” Kono, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Textile Distributors supervisor, died in St. Francis Hospice, Nuuanu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Shunso, daughter Susan H. Hashimoto, brothers Harold and Ralph Tatsuyama, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Naoko Ann Yahiku

Posted On July 30th, 2014 -

July 15, 2014
Naoko Ann Yahiku, 75, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died at home. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by son Glenn O., daughters Annette A. Strecker and Lisa Y. Yahiku-Hiromoto, mother Haru Asato, brother and sisters, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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David Hiwa Kalani Laemoa

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May 30, 2014
David Hiwa Kalani Laemoa, 86, of Aiea, a retiree from Pacific Marine-Honolulu Shipyard, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eleanor, daughters Stephanie and Patty, and sister Anita. Private services.

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Alice Puanani Lono

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June 26, 2014
Alice Puanani “Nani” Lono, 67, of Waimanalo, a retired Gomes Bus Co. bus driver, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wayne E. Sr.; sons Wayne E. Jr., Wade K. Sr. and Shayne K.; daughter Amber Sydney N.K.; brothers Ward J. Jr. and Thomas C. Lemn; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Updated information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Herbert M. Miyahira

Posted On July 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 22, 2014
Herbert M. Miyahira, 81, of Honolulu, an Army private first class who served in the Vietnam War, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by brother Robert and sister Jean. Private services.

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Norman Tadashi Nakashima

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May 19, 2014
Norman Tadashi Nakashima, 64, of Reno, Nev., a Wells Fargo Advisors financial adviser, died outside Goldfield, Nev. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Megan and Maia Okumoto Nakashima, and brothers Brian and Michael. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Natividad Villanueva Sam

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July 23, 2014
Natividad Villanueva Sam, 86, of Waianae died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Antonio C. Jr. and Les Villanueva, daughter Shirley Ann Brown, sister Louisa Pabre, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Vivian M. Cabral

Posted On July 30th, 2014 -

July 15, 2014
Vivian M. Cabral, 91, of Kailua, a retired cook, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lawrence E. “Larry,” Ronald R. “Ronnie” and Donald D. “Donnie”; daughters Juliette V. “Julie” Larsen, Eileen Rodrigues, Frances A. “Pinky” Smith and Darlene C. “Deedee” Cabral; brother Eddie “Wallace” Marks; sisters Adeline Cabral, Dorothy Carvalho, Frances Freso and Catherine Gonsalves; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday 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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Vivian Leilani Vidinha Souza

Posted On July 30th, 2014 -

July 22, 2014
Vivian Leilani Vidinha “Tutu” Souza, 96, of Kukuiula, Kauai, a Lawai Cannery forelady, died. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son Louis “Sonny,” daughters Vivian “Lei” Nawai and Julie Souza, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Koloa. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Douglas Etsuo Ginoza

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July 26, 2014
Douglas Etsuo “Doug” Ginoza, 57, of Honolulu, a state retiree and McKinley High School at-risk student counselor and mentor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carole R.; son Kale A. Rego; daughters Algina “Jeannie” Turner and Carrie-Ann L. Matsumura; brothers Henry, Mickey, Jerry, Donald and Wesley; sister Stephanie; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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R. Thomas Tietz

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July 20, 2014
R. Thomas “Tom” Tietz, 74, of Honolulu, a retired lithographer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Dresden, Germany. He is survived by wife Kazuko, daughter Tina N.T. Leger, sister Cornelia and a grandchild. Private services.

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Wilfred Kenji Higa

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July 27, 2014
Wilfred Kenji Higa, 74, of Kailua, a Department of the Army director of education, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy L.; daughter Irene Ausby; parents Thomas S. and May K.; brothers Walters S. and Wayne N.; sisters Katherine Tonokawa and Charolette Higa; grandparents Seizen and Tsuru Higa, and Kamado Takemoto; and a grandchild. Services pending. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Muriel Uilani Maxwell

Posted On July 29th, 2014 -

May 23, 2014
Muriel Uilani Maxwell, 52, of Waianae died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Ralph Maxwell and Manuel Maldonado; daughter Tyler L. Singelman-Maxwell; brothers Manuel Maldonado, James Apo and Everet and Ioane Kini; and sisters Ipo Ramos, Jo-Ann Shimoda, April Maldonado, Carmelita Maldonado, Lisa Frank and Lenahala “Lei” Kini. Services: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Casual or aloha attire. Lei welcome.

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Melody Catherine Stevenson

Posted On July 29th, 2014 -

July 18, 2014
Melody Catherine Stevenson, 57, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Wyndham sales agent, died at home. She was born in Akron, Ohio. She is survived by daughters Amber, Naomi and Jasmine; son Clifford; brothers Dana, Danny and Kelly Green; sister Paula; former husband William; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: noon Sunday at Hanalei Black Pot.

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Rosalina Acoba Encarnacion

Posted On July 29th, 2014 -

July 8, 2014
Rosalina Acoba Encarnacion, 74, of Kailua, a registered nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Jose “John”; son Ronald; brothers Rico, Albert and Nando Rombaoa; sister Leonarda “Lee” Rombaoa-Descalzi; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Kailua. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Akira Murakami

Posted On July 29th, 2014 -

June 26, 2014
Akira Murakami, 92, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service postal inspector and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Lynne Lee, Monica Overly and Merryl Young; sisters Nancy Arakaki and Dora Adachi; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Tsuruko Taira

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June 21, 2014
Tsuruko “Doris” Taira, 97, of Pearl City died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

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Evelyn Puaala Kapono Poepoe Ferreira

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July 24, 2014
Evelyn Puaala Kapono Poepoe Ferreira, 74, of Wailuku died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Abel Kapono and Bully Ferreira; daughters Shirley Kepani, Tammy Ann Kaililaau and Lottielois Kapono; brother Ambrose Kapono; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Zane Udell Northam

Posted On July 29th, 2014 -

July 6, 2014
Zane Udell Northam, 86, of Papaikou, Hawaii, an Army Air Force radar technician and a federal government employee at Hill Air Force Base, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Garner, Texas. He is survived by wife Aloha L., daughters Zana U. Anderson and Valerie L. Kitchen, brother Elmer, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Urn committal at a later date.

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Edwin Noburo Taniguchi

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March 4, 2014
Edwin Noburo Taniguchi, 64, of San Diego, an Army veteran, died in San Diego. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by brothers Benson, Glenn and Clyde; and sisters Doris Davis, Jean Kitchen, Amy Chun and Glory David. Private services. No flowers.

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Emilia Cadiz Galiza

Posted On July 29th, 2014 -

July 26, 2014
Emilia Cadiz Galiza, 98, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons the Rev. Villamor and Jesus, daughter Shirley Carlson, stepsister Andrea C. Garcia, seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Roberto Estrada Paras

Posted On July 29th, 2014 -

July 20, 2014
Roberto Estrada Paras, 78, of South San Francisco, Calif., a hotel industry houseman, died in San Mateo, Calif. He was born in Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Cayetana S., daughters Mary Ann Paras-Lee and Estrellita Paras-Harrington, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Aug. 5 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Vivian Eliu Tuaefe

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June 27, 2014
Vivian Eliu Tuaefe, 49, of Waipahu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Tonga Tuaefe and Losaline Aleki; sons Chris Fetisone and Junior Aleki; mother Pisa Taimi; brothers Vesi, Auave and Butch; sisters Debbie, Clara, Pisa, Lina and Lena; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Makoto Kamemoto

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July 22, 2014
Makoto Kamemoto, 93, of Honolulu, a retired electrician for American Electric and an Army veteran, died in Ho-nolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Mark, daughters Lori E. Kamemoto and Kathy Yamada, brothers Mitsugi and Stanley Y., and sisters Ruth M. Okazaki and Joyce S. Endo. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Albert Torres Perry Sr.

Posted On July 29th, 2014 -

July 17, 2014
Albert Torres Perry Sr., 80, of Hilo, a retired Oahu Country Club superintendent, died at home. He was born in Kapaau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shirley Ann Sarajina Perry; sons Albert T. Jr. and Jonathan L.; daughters Corinne Perry Clement and Leigh’Ann Perry Pruski; stepsons Ramsey and Robin Tumacder; stepdaughter Iwalani Grim; brothers Andrew, Daniel, Louie and Richard; sister Julia Badua; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. No services.

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