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Ronald Kealoha Kepano Sr.

Posted On January 19th, 2015 -

Dec. 18, 2014
Ronald Kealoha Kepano Sr., 63, of Hilo, formerly of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired cowboy at Parker Ranch, died at home. He was born in Kona. He is survived by companion Carol Ann Kainoa; former spouse Tina Kihe; sons Ronald Allianic-Kepano Jr. and Kaipo and Brandon Kepano; daughters Kanani Abiley and Liko Kepano; brothers Roland, Lui and Albert; sisters Bess Mahi and Shirley Meyer; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kamuela Ward. Services: noon. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire.

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Teofila Tuanquin Vasquez

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 9, 2015
Teofila Tuanquin Vasquez, 86, of Kahului died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Tayum, Abra, Philippines. She is survived by sons Seichi Demura and Freddie and Abraham Vasquez; daughters Sylvia Garcia, Luzviminda Buenafe, Teresita Manegdeg Sr., Maria Romero, Cecelia Ramelb, Lorna Vasquez and Lani Yamasaki; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Sampson Kamekona

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Dec. 29, 2014
Sampson “Uncle Sam” Kamekona, 84, of Hilo, a retired longshoreman who worked in Hilo, Honolulu and San Francisco, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Keaukaha, South Hilo. He is survived by wife Thelma K., daughter Carol Lee, brother Benjamin K., sister Cecilia “Kainoa” Lee, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Services: 6:45 p.m. Celebration of life: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Spreading of ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday at Puhi Bay, Keaukaha, South Hilo. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Herbert B. Ordonez

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 2, 2015
Herbert B. Ordonez, 51, of Kahului, a Parsons-UXB Joint Venture employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Paul and Gabby, brother Morlon, sisters Leilany Hiwatashi and Wendy Lee Ordonez, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Eulogy: 10:45 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Edward W. Walker Sr.

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 8, 2015
Edward W. Walker Sr., 84, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Hamakua Sugar Co. retiree, a field supervisor for Greeters of Hawaii’s Kona orchid farm, owner of Walkers Ranch and a Hawaii National Guard veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Kona. He is survived by wife Maryann C.; son Edward Jr.; daughters Maxie and Diana Dias; hanai son Jonathan Castillo; hanai daughters Esther Enad and Janet Castillo; brothers Herman and Raymond; sisters Violet Demotta, Shirley Cruz and Betty Jane Kali; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Services: 10 a.m.

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Deborah Ann Marie Lehua Kapiioho

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 8, 2015
Deborah Ann Marie Lehua Kapiioho, 51, of Pearl City, a Tails of Hawaii employee, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Shane K.K. Hirakawa and Tyrone T.K.K. Kubo, parents Herman and Gwendolyn, sisters Rhonda Kapiioho and Lee-Ann K. Sagum, and companion Alton Narvaez. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Randall J. Pasion

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Dec. 31, 2014
Randall J. “Randy” Pasion, 69, of Waipahu, an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War and an Intercon Security employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Karen T.; sons Kenny J., Gallery, Aaron M. and Randall Lee K.; daughters Naomi A. and Nelia E. Pasion, and Wendy Lehano; brother Adriano Abatayo Jr.; sisters Lorraine Baltazar, Lolita Bilonta, Priscilla Simao, Patricia Sekigawa and Edraline Arnold; and 18 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ann Wilms

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Dec. 23, 2014
Ann Wilms, 92, of Manoa, a retired state employee, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons John Benton and Ralph Wilms, daughter Kathy Ahlo, brother Tim Ono, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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James Bronte Koukos

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 8, 2015
James Bronte Koukos, 94, of Honolulu, an actor and Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Pittsburgh. He is survived by daughter Eleni Davis and a grandchild. Trisagion prayer service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Honolulu. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the church. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Dave Petree

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 12, 2015
Dave Petree, 51, of Waialua, a contractor, died. He was born in San Gabriel, Calif. He is survived by daughters Kristal Marie, Sarah Nicole, Katelyn Lea, Lauren Louise and Little Alex, and two grandchildren. Services to be announced. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Eleanor Liu Yee

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 9, 2015
Eleanor Liu Yee, 87, of Honolulu, a state abstractor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wendell; daughter Janice Low; brothers Ernest, Ben and Clarence Liu; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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David Hook Sung Lee Jr.

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Dec. 13, 2014
David Hook Sung Lee Jr., 73, of Kaneohe, a maintenance employee, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Samuel and David Hoolulu, daughter Georgie Lee, sister Punani Kamalu and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Billy Maluhia Plunkett Sr.

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Dec. 24, 2014
Billy Maluhia Plunkett Sr., 62, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Community Correctional Center major and high school sports coach, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Larrie N.; sons Maluhia, Konapiliahi and Kolonahe; daughters Aulani Delatori, Kanani Adolpho and U’ilani Maae; brothers Samuel, Charles and John; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Family viewing: 8 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Maui Lani Stake Center. Public viewing: 9 a.m. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Helen Lee Young

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Dec. 6, 2014
Helen Lee Young, 94, of Honolulu died in Manoa Senior Care Home. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son Michael M.J., sister Sylvia Tom, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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David Arthur Lerps

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Oct. 21, 2014
David Arthur Lerps, 83, of Kailua, a retired Marine Corps colonel, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by wife Mary, son Robert, daughters Kathy and Karen, brother Kurt, sister Anne Salkenberg and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Vianney Church, 920 Keolu Drive. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment with honors: 2 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Joseph P. Rodrigues Sr.

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 5, 2015
Joseph P. Rodrigues Sr., 84, of Wailuku, a Maui Chemical and Paper Co. retiree, a former Hopaco chemical and janitorial sales consultant, and an Army veteran who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Robert, Gerald, Michael, Joseph P. II and Frank; sisters Agnes Silva, Lani Sylva, Betty Chang, Alma Deming and Sandra Gomes; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Church, Maui. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Wilhelm Leydelmeyer

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Dec. 25, 2014
Wilhelm “Wally” Leydelmeyer, 72, of Kailua-Kona, a retired cable splicer for GTE/Hawaiian Telephone Co., died at home. He was born in Indonesia. He is survived by former wife Charlene, daughters Julie and Laurie, stepson Randy Kimo Rennoe, sister Margaret Nuse and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. March 7 at Kona Palisades Estates Crosson Pavilion. Casual attire.

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Lena-Ann Iwalani Sakamoto

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 10, 2015
Lena-Ann Iwalani Sakamoto, 51, of Paia, Maui, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by husband Adam; parents Paddy “Maka” and Marie “Nene” Carvalho; daughter Aisley-Marie Leinani; brothers Leslie-James “Bozo,” Lester-Paul and Marshall Carvalho; sisters Alisa Takahashi, Mary Cramer, Paddy-Lee M. “Tiko” Carvalho and Opu’ulani Taiseni; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at St. Rita Church, Haiku. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: balladfamilymortuaries.com

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Tadashi Araki

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Dec. 31, 2014
Tadashi Araki, 81, of Waianae, an agricultural technician at the University of Hawaii Experimental Station in Poamoho, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Tad K. and Keoni T., daughter Tammy W., sisters Kikue Nimori and Jane Araki, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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James Morris

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 7, 2015
James “Jimmy” Morris, 55, of Honolulu, a former Hilton Hawaiian Village employee and an Army National Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Anton and sisters Yvonne Lima, Mariann Esquerra and Tina Morris. Family services at a later date. Monetary offerings suggested to Yvonne Lima, for James Morris, in care of Oahu Mortuary. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Jacqueline Kikue Shishido

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Dec. 10, 2014
Jacqueline Kikue Shishido, 51, of Virginia, formerly of Honolulu, a 3M senior consultant, died in Sterling, Va. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ronald Anhalt, father Douglas H., brother Todd H. and stepdaughters Mischelle Herak and Lindsay Kitchens. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Anunciacion Fernando Domingo Delos Santos

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 7, 2015
Anunciacion Fernando Domingo Delos Santos, 100, of Kahului, a Maui Linen retiree and a farmer and businesswoman in the Philippines, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Jaime D.; daughters Annlou D.D. Cordero and Lolita D.D. Boregas; adopted sons Jose Jr. and Nestor; adopted daughter Angelina D. Lucas; sisters Feliza F.D. Ramirez and Salvacion F.D. Cabalo; 39 grandchildren; and 88 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church, Kahului. Mass: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, main section. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Craig Taiichi Murayama

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 6, 2015
Craig Taiichi Murayama, 54, of Honolulu, a KYA Design architect, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dylan, daughters Haley and Mia, mother Diane and brother Kenric. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kaimuki. Services: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

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Nancy Wong Soong

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Dec. 3, 2014


Dec. 12, 2014
Nancy Wong Soong, 90, and husband Peter Pi Tuck Soong, 90, both of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was a city retiree. He was a Hawaiian Electric Co. retiree. They were born in Honolulu. They are survived by sons Lorrin and Erwin, daughter Verna Watanabe and two grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Martha Chun and Pearl Soo. He is also survived by brothers Paul and George, and sisters Chi Ming Kwok and Flora Lau. Private services.

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Nathan Neal Furtado

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 9, 2015
Nathan Neal Furtado, 61, of Kula, a retired heavy equipment mechanic foreman for the Maui County water department, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Ruth; son Jonathan; daughters Naomi Petterson, Leslie Guzman, Valerie Tanoue, Christie Furtado and Rachelle Fong; mother Irene; brothers Gregory and Thomas; sisters Linda Nuijten and Maryann McLendon; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Church, Kula. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Urn burial to follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Perfecto L. Natividad

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 4, 2015
Perfecto L. Natividad, 83, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Dominga; sons Joe, Rudy, Eliseo, Genaro, Ferdinand and Jorge; daughters Editha Caoile Sr., Linda Barut, Flordelina Ramit and Joycelyn Acoba; sister Sophia Balmores; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Norman’s Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Wailuku. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, in the Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Justino T. Tabisula

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 2, 2015
Justino T. Tabisula, 83, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. irrigator, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Reynaldo, Justino Jr. and Edgar; daughters Babilyn Gungab, Chitabelle Tabisula and Aselda Koja; brothers Desiderio Sr. and Angel; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church, Kahului. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Leonide Anne Dagit Gillan

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Dec. 5, 2014
Leonide Anne Dagit Gillan, 81, of Kailua, a homemaker and an artist, died in Kailua. She was born in Ardmore, Pa. She is survived by sons Martin IV and Michael, daughters M. Joy, Michaela and Margret, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, Kailua. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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David Tsuneo Nekotani

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 14, 2015
David Tsuneo Nekotani, 84, of Kapolei died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Machiko, sons Paul and Patrick, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Jean S. Tanaka

Posted On January 18th, 2015 -

Jan. 7, 2015
Jean S. Tanaka, 90, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Mollie Almodova and Myrtle, Florence and Paula Tanaka. Private services. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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