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Lester W. Ah San

Posted On September 15th, 2014 -

Aug. 26, 2014
Lester W. Ah San, 65, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by sister Sharon M. Rogers. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Graveside committal service: 1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Hilo. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Keiden Kenji Lee

Posted On September 15th, 2014 -

Sept. 5, 2014
Keiden Kenji Lee, infant son of Rhiana Terai and Brian Lee of Honolulu, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Jinusean and grandparents Stuart and May Terai, and Alan and Jae Sil Lee. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Palmer Ulumaheihei Purdy

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 18, 2014
Palmer Ulumaheihei Purdy, 67, of Pukalani, Maui, an Air Force retiree, a manager for Dugied Construction and a sports announcer for the Maui Interscholastic League, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Patricia; son Parrish; brother Robert W.; sisters Beatrice “Kapu” Kaiaokamalie, Bernice Higa-Wirtl and Harriet K. Fukuoka; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Mass: 11 a.m. Urn burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Rockey Piha Kamai Sr.

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

July 21, 2014
Rockey Piha Kamai Sr., 45, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Jozie S.; sons Rockey P. II, Rusty K. and Rickey I.; daughters Kanalani L. and Ho’onani M.; brothers Richard Jr., Rhiyan K. and Joseph H.; sister Shyenne P.; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Lorraine Matsuko Reynon

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 1, 2014
Lorraine Matsuko “Ilima” Reynon, 68, of Kahului, Maui, a teacher at Maui Waena Intermediate School, died in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Levy Silva; daughter Caitlin, brother Ray, sister Rosaline Norgard, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Joan Junko Takeuchi Kawakami

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 28, 2014
Dr. Joan Junko Takeuchi Kawakami, 88, of Honolulu, a retired physician, died in Honolulu. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by daughters Esther L. Kawakami-Williams and Irene Yamamoto, stepdaughter Alice J. Kawakami, four grandchildren and a step-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Louise Cubes Sagpang

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Sept. 8, 2014
Louise Cubes Sagpang, 88, of Pukalani, Maui, formerly of Kaneohe, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Victor Jr.; daughters Louise Miller, Victoria Mindoro and Jamie Lee Diggs; sister Hermina Abilla; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Josefina Jadulang Agustin

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Sept. 10, 2014
Josefina Jadulang “Sipin” Agustin, 67, of Puhi, Kauai, an employee of Coco Palms, Lihue BBQ Inn and Kauai Surf, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Potenciano “Pat”; son Duwain Sadorra; daughters Lara Sadorra, Lori Pascua, Danielle Olds and Patricia A. Melendez; stepdaughter Candice Cummings; brother Manuel Jadulang; sisters Salvacion Castillo and Loretta Yamashita; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lihue Baptist Church. Services: 10 a.m.

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Betsy K. Komatsu

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 31, 2014
Betsy K. Komatsu, 92, of Manoa Valley, a U.S. Department of Agriculture retiree, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Eunice T. Kuromoto and Joan M., Ellen A. and Ruth N. Komatsu; brother Charles Nakamura; sister May Strong; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Manoa Valley Church. Services: 10 a.m. Private committal service. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Beverly Setsuko Saiki

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Sept. 4, 2014
Beverly Setsuko Saiki, 61, of Kahului, an office manager for the Hawaii State Teachers Association, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughter Beth Kawachi, brothers Kevin and Michael, and sister Phyllis Finger. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Gilbert Louis Alexander

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 31, 2014
Gilbert Louis Alexander, 72, of Kula, Maui, a self-employed farmer, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Paula; daughters Pauline Alexander, Yvonne Hosaka and Rhonda Stewart; sisters Rosie Pugh, Carol Arakawa, Theresa Bautista and Cindy Jenkins; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 21 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Leighton Sai Mung Mow

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Sept. 1, 2014
Leighton Sai Mung Mow, 17, of Honolulu will be remembered in services at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at United Church of Christ, 467 Judd St. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Aloha attire. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Creighton and Wendy, brother Brandon, sisters Kimberly Ann and Chelsie Ann, and grandparents Betty Leong and Mr. and Mrs. George Mow. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Robert Kuuipo Salis

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 26, 2014
Robert Kuuipo Salis, also known as “Big Bob” and “Big Guy,” 56, of Honolulu, a bus driver for TheBus, Oahu Transit Services, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pauline; sons Makaea and Keoni; daughter Shea “Keana”; mother Irene; brothers George Jr., Derek, Curtis, Zeph, Guy and Kevin; sisters Rochelle Featheran and Renee Gonzalez; hanai brothers Robert Aku and Sam Makainai; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Heeia State Park (Ulu Mau Village). Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Helen Grace Anderson

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

July 22, 2014
Helen Grace Anderson, 91, of Kihei, Maui, a Schlitz Brewery secretary, died at home. She was born in Pontiac, Mich. She is survived by son Thomas, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Keawalai Church, Makena, Maui. Services: 3 p.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Janice Tsuruko Nakagawa

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 4, 2014
Janice Tsuruko Nakagawa, 88, of Wahiawa, a retired cook for Hale Kula Elementary School and Dot’s Restaurant in Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Raymond and Wayne; daughters Lana Matsunaga, Lisa Lefebrve and Eunice Chinen; sister Yuriko Yamashiro; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mabel Bernadette Silva

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Sept. 10, 2014
Mabel Bernadette Silva, 84, of Kahului, a cafeteria worker at Baldwin High and Wailuku Elementary schools, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clarence, son Roy, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Stanley Casemaro Balbin Sr.

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 29, 2014
Stanley Casemaro Balbin Sr., 77, of Kapolei, a former Grace Pacific employee, a retiree of Granite Construction in Reno, Nev., and an Army veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Ruth Ann; sons Stanley Jr. and Matthew; daughters Anastasia Kwan, Joyce Lee Naone, Regina Lindsey, Michelle Balbin and Jessica Gayer; brother William “Billy” Cepress; sisters Jane Bearden, Carol McAvoy and Mary Ann Balbin; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Rita Catholic Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Mass: 7 p.m.

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Cullen Keoni Nicodemus

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 12, 2014
Cullen Keoni Nicodemus, 32, of Hauula, a culinary employee at Turtle Bay Resort and a musician, died in Kahuku Medical Center. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Kanoe; son Keoni; daughters Talia, Kaia and Wailea; parents Richard Kauwila and Cecilia A. Nicodemus; and brothers Steven M. and Alan K. Private services.

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Semproso Rayala Uddipa

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 31, 2014
Semproso Rayala Uddipa, 86, of Lahaina, a Maui Land and Pineapple Co. tractor operator, died in Lahaina. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Lucy, sons Marcial and Arthur, daughters Faye Reyes and Eva Uddipa, sister Ovencida Quebral, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Gardens of Meditation. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Rosalia Calica

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Sept. 8, 2014
Rosalia Calica, also known as “Rose” and “Soling,” 89, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hawi, Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Joe; sons Ron, Melvin and Stanley Gapol; daughters Rachel Yamashita, Darolyn Tanigawa and Nancy Batangan; sister Lauriana Bibilone; brothers Pedro Haspe and Hilario Ramiscal; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Wake service: 6 p.m. Graveside service: 9 a.m. Saturday at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Franklin Roy Pablo

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Sept. 7, 2014
Franklin Roy Pablo, 42, of Honolulu, an electrician for Wasa Electrical Services, Inc., died on Lanai. He was born on Guam. He is survived by wife Myra Kamihara-Pablo, daughter Katalyna I., stepson Myron Kamihara, mother Benedict L. Atoigue, father Franklin Cruz, stepmother Tess, brothers Eric Pablo and Robert Fajardo, and sister Ronnett Garcias. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m.

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Tome R. Wada

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 31, 2014
Tome R. Wada, 87, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Watsonville, Calif. She is survived by sons Richard Koyama and Jack Wada, daughters Nancy Cavanaugh and Judy Schindler, brother George Otsuki, sisters Rose Wong and Gladys Otsuki, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Genevieve Chang

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 29, 2014
Genevieve Chang, 85, of Hana, Maui, a Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hana. She is survived by sons the Rev. Hyland, Barry and Henry “Hanalei”; daughters Barbara Ann Rico, aka “Chung Lan” and “Bobbie,” Constance “Cindy” Garcia, Paula Chang and Marcia De Lima; brothers Leon and Norman Sajulga; sisters Vicentilina “Gwen” Kaio and Theresa “Lei” Lehua; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church, Hana. Mass: 11 a.m. Additional visitation: 9 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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Marciana Evangelista Palacio

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Sept. 2, 2014
Marciana Evangelista “Sianing” Palacio, 61, of Waipahu, a Zippy’s employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Loreto A.; sons Marlon E., Nelson E. and Angelo E.; daughters Marilou P. Mamuad, Marinel P. Pagala and Emmalyn P. Fagaragan; sisters Loreta Lugue, Leoning Agarpao, Dolores Arcangel and Pilar Castro; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Family program: 6:45 p.m. Mass: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kiyoko Yoshida

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 25, 2014
Kiyoko Yoshida, 88, of Lahaina, a Hyatt Regency pantry worker, died at home. She was born in Kumamoto, Japan. She is survived by son Michael; daughter Judy Shibano; brothers Yoshiaki, Seiya and Masuo Araki; sisters Kazuko Miura, Kimie Motoyama and Ritsuko Kinoshita; and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Thelma Young Chun

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Sept. 3, 2014
Thelma Young Chun, 91, of Honolulu, an executive secretary for architect Albert Ives, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kealia, Kauai. She is survived by sons Nathan P. and the Rev. Malcolm Naea, and sister Lydia Len. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Vernon Robert Pimentel

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Sept. 10, 2014
Vernon Robert Pimentel, 78, of Kihei, Maui, a retired National Guard sergeant, a Maui County Refuse Division retiree and a pig farmer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Christine; sons Guy and Neal A.; daughters Natalie Phillips and April Clark; brother Clifford; sisters Evelyn Sardinha and Harriet Pimentel; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 24 at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Cy Akio Yoshikawa

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 21, 2014
Cy Akio Yoshikawa, 45, of Waipahu, an employee of Dorvin D. Leis Co. Inc., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Chantelle and Kelsey Ikeda, mother Joyce, sister Lyn M. Fienhold and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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John Goebel Costa

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Aug. 28, 2014
John Goebel Costa, 87, of Aiea, a retired shipfitter at Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Esther. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Ernest Dung Soon Pong

Posted On September 14th, 2014 -

Sept. 2, 2014
Ernest Dung Soon Pong, 89, of Honolulu, a retired pipefitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wai Quon Yee; sons Winfred, Roland and Harry; daughter Serena Chan; brothers Herbert, Richard and Claron; sisters Violet Chan and Ella Loui; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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