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Steven Lee Gochenouer

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 10, 2013
Steven Lee Gochenouer, 61, of Houstonia, Mo., formerly of Waipahu, a Navy boilermaker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Fort Knox, Ky. He is survived by wife Lyrita E.; son Kyle H.; daughter Samantha K. Charbonier; brothers Richard, Michael and Ronald; and five grandchildren. Services at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to Community Cancer Center, Marshall, Mo., in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. Online condolences: campbell-lewis.com.

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Mitsuki Matsunaga

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 5, 2013
Mitsuki Matsunaga, 96, of Hilo, a Jas. W. Glover retiree, an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II and a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Lynnette Uyesato, sister Grace Iwamoto, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 21 at Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Services: 10 a.m.

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Lila Marie Valentine Aila

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Nov. 11, 2013
Lila Marie Valentine Aila, 71, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Darcy D. and Preston S.; daughter Tiare T. Pana; brothers Bernard and Philip; sisters Rita Eng, Geri Maria and Marie Kanealii-Ortiz; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m.

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Sumiko Yatagai

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Nov. 15, 2013
Sumiko “Bernice” Yatagai, 89, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Hiolani Care Center at Kahala Nui. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alan S., daughters Linda K. Higa and Amy E. Ogi, brother Roland M. Aka-tsuka, sister Florence N. Oyama, two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Albert Sadami Hironaka

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Nov. 28, 2013
Albert Sadami Hironaka, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Meadow Gold sales supervisor and an Army veteran, died in a private care home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian F. and brother Walter. Private services.

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Mary Madeline Kauanoe McKeague

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 4, 2013
Mary Madeline Kauanoe McKeague, 78, of Waimanalo, a substitute teacher for Blanche Pope Elementary School, and Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ernest, Robert and Ross; daughters Patti Ann Griep and Robin McKeague; brother Chris Koanui; sisters Elaine Kim-Kama, Francine Woodward and Calanthe Goo; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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May Lum Aiu

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 1, 2013
May Lum Aiu, 98, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lincoln and Mason, daughter Penelope, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Warren Paul Houghtailing

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 8, 2013
Warren Paul Houghtailing, 60, of Kailua, a commercial graphic artist and designer, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Daisy Houghtailing and Charlotte Clarke. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m.

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Francis Tadao Oda

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 7, 2013
Francis Tadao Oda, 82, of Kaneohe, a retired Ilikai Hotel maintenance employee, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Stuart; daughters Cathy Yamaguchi, Janice Ng and Norine Nasu; sister Alice Nakamura; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Hisayo Y. Akama

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Oct. 8, 2013
Hisayo Y. Akama, 95, of Kapaa, Kauai, owner of Yukimura Store, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Roger; daughter Jean; sisters Kimie Ozaki, Mitsue Kataoka and Yuriko Nanbu; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 27 at Kapaa United Church of Christ. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Chiyo Iida

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Dec. 9, 2013
Chiyo Iida, 93, of Honolulu, co-owner of S.M. Iida Ltd., died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Richard M. and Robert S., and sister Laura M. Miho. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1721 Pali Highway. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Minnie Matilda Ortiz

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 11, 2013
Minnie Matilda Ortiz, 75, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephews Roy Sayers and Steven Hernandez, and nieces Rosita Kishimoto, Natalie Perells, Diane Mesa and June Sayers. No services.

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Bartolome Obnamia Bajar

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Nov. 20, 2013
Bartolome Obnamia “Bert” Bajar, 89, of Ewa Beach, a retired maintenance employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Rolando and Rogelio, daughters Rosario Caradang and Ruby Ho, 26 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Richard Hiroshi Ishida

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Sept. 4, 2013
Richard Hiroshi Ishida, 92, of Lihue, owner of Aloha Factors and an Army veteran, died on Kauai. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sons Brian and Eric; sisters Alice, Mildred, Nancy and Jean; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: noon. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Harold Takeshi Masaki

Posted On December 13th, 2013 -

Nov. 23, 2013
Harold Takeshi Masaki, 84, of Aiea, a retired Sears estimator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tazuko, son David, daughter Lynn Sato, brothers Walter and Stanley, sister Evelyn and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Violeta Espiritu Alvarez

Posted On December 13th, 2013 -

Nov. 30, 2013
Violeta Espiritu Alvarez, 81, of Honolulu, owner of Rada’s Piroscki Restaurant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tarlac City, Philippines. She is survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Loretta Lois Mendonsa

Posted On December 13th, 2013 -

Nov. 23, 2013
Loretta Lois Mendonsa, 84, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joseph F. Jr.; sons Joseph III and Rodney; daughters Sandra Mariani, Jo Ann Vinta, Terri Gearon and Sheree Espinueva; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Gilbert Tadashi Anzai Jr.

Posted On December 13th, 2013 -

Nov. 27, 2013
Gilbert Tadashi Anzai Jr., 52, of Hilo, a tile setter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Tiffany and Alexis, companion Zenda Kahookele, parents Gilbert and Violet, brother Kevin, sisters Roxanne Kau and Rochelle Koki, and mother of his daughters Leilani. Private services.

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Kerri Ann Story

Posted On December 13th, 2013 -

Nov. 24, 2013
Kerri Ann Story, 30, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Ventura, Calif. She is survived by grandparent Beatrice Dias. Private services.

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Imelda Cardenas Atianzar

Posted On December 13th, 2013 -

Nov. 18, 2013
Imelda Cardenas Atianzar, 62, of Honolulu, an employee at Aloha Papaya and Young Laundry, died in Aiea. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by brothers Rolly C., Alexander C. and Edgar C.; and sisters Layda Garcia, and Josyline C. and Maria C. Atianzar. Private services.

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Aiko Taira

Posted On December 13th, 2013 -

Nov. 3, 2013
Aiko Taira, 85, of Waipahu, a church minister of education, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by brother Sachio and sister Chiyoko. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John Victorino Oluhaakekulanaohalemano Britos

Posted On December 13th, 2013 -

Dec. 4, 2013
John Victorino Oluhaakekulanaohalemano Britos, 71, of Honolulu, a volunteer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, photographer and poet, and an Air Force veteran, died in Moanalua. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by brothers Paul, Edwin and Earl Britos, and Loma Palea; and sister Virginia Tuckey. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Charles Y. Tsutsui

Posted On December 13th, 2013 -

Dec. 2, 2013
Charles Y. “Chick” Tsutsui, 82, of Honolulu, a retired salesman at Sears Roebuck & Co. at Ala Moana Center and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Caryl T.; son Collin; daughter Cora Shimabukuro; brother Ronald; sisters Ellen Matsumoto, Ethel Tamashiro and Mildred Goble; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Miyoko Duesing

Posted On December 13th, 2013 -

Nov. 29, 2013
Miyoko Duesing, 83, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Ukiha-gun, Fukuoka-ken, Japan. She is survived by husband Harlen H., brothers Hiroshi and Taketo Shiraishi, and sisters Sumako Nonaka and Shizuko Ishimatsu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Evelyn Tomi Yamaguchi

Posted On December 13th, 2013 -

Dec. 1, 2013
Evelyn Tomi Yamaguchi, 91, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Eric J., daughter Fae S., brother Thomas S. Ito and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Norman Rikio Egusa

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Nov. 29, 2013
Norman Rikio Egusa, 65, of Hilo, a former building inspector at the state Department of Accounting and General Services, and contractor at and proprietor of the former Egusa Contracting Co. in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Janice; sons Donny, Davin and Darwin Egusa, and Lawrence Egusa-Eckart; brothers Warren and Ernest; sister Carol Nakatsu; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Tomi Yim

Posted On December 13th, 2013 -

Nov. 28, 2013
Tomi Yim, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Genesis Ohana Care Home. She was born in Colorado. She is survived by sons Harry and John, daughter Susan Griffin, brother Sammy Kishimoto and sisters Miyoko Carter and Kay K. Masamitsu. Private services.

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Darryl Jay Kamalani English

Posted On December 13th, 2013 -

Nov. 19, 2013
Darryl Jay Kamalani English, 53, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Scheyenne Melendez and Darryl J.K. Jr. and David Aaron I. English; daughters Chyla Ann K. Fonoti, Cherese K., Chantel K. and Cheanine K. English, and Chelsey H. Butay; mother Nancy K.; brothers Wallace, Patrick, Howard, Wesley and Clarence; sisters Joyce, Sandra, Donna, Dianna and Lois; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Josefa Alferez Hernandez

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Nov. 16, 2013
Josefa Alferez “Sepa” Hernandez, 92, of Waianae died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Gill, Ferdinand and Thomas; daughters Esther and Judith Hernandez, and Bernadette Tang; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ronald Kim Yuen Kam

Posted On December 13th, 2013 -

Dec. 7, 2013
Ronald Kim Yuen Kam, 88, of Pearl City, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electronics inspector and an Army veteran, died in Veterans Affairs Community Living Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Chester K.L. and Jeffery K.M.; daughters Ronette K. Belasco and Carolann Y.L. Kam; brothers Thomas K.W., Kenneth K.P. and Robert K.L.; sister Janet K.L. Gaison; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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