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Lois Essella Masunaga

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April 7, 2016
Lois Essella Masunaga, 92, of Waipahu, formerly of Kaneohe, a retired secretary at Tripler Army Medical Center, died in Waipahu. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by daughters Sandra Masunaga and Lehualani Chang, caregiver Melvin Chang, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 12 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Kenneth Masayuki Oda

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March 26, 2016
Kenneth Masayuki “Sluggo” Oda, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controller, city Department of Parks and Recreation golf starter at Kahuku and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathryn S.; son Blake K.; daughters Alyson R. Matsuo and Sandra L. Oda; brother Raymond T.; sisters Grace M. Hayama, Charlotte Oda, Ruth N. Shimokawa and Winifred H. Murakami; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 15 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Petra Lucero Somera

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April 17, 2016
Petra Lucero Somera, 80, of Pearl City, an Aged to Perfection program coordinator, died in Aiea. She was born in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Leonard and Albert; daughter May S. Ribuca; sisters Caridad L. Cabebe, Elvira L. Bauer and Leonora L. Dela Cruz; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 13 at Mililani Mortuary- Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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David Teruo Takenaka

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April 15, 2016
David Teruo Takenaka, 84, of Mililani, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Mieko; sons Nelson, Cliff and Ross; daughter Dorene; brothers Lawrence, Harold, Stanley and Wallace; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Mildred Yaeno Torikawa

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March 25, 2016
Mildred Yaeno “Millie” Torikawa, 88, of Pearl City, an Ethel’s Dress Shoppe salesclerk, died in Pearl City. She was born in Kaawa. She is survived by husband Wesley M., daughters Caryn and Lois, brothers Masaru and Charles Nakasaki, and sisters Elaine Soeda and Evelyn Chappell. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 14 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Dorothy Yaeko Tsuda

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Feb. 25, 2016
Dorothy Yaeko Tsuda, 98, of Torrance, Calif., died in Torrance. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Randy Murakoshi and Frank Tsuda, daughters Clara Okimura and Edith Mark, sister Sawae Higashi, 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. May 13 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Kay Yukiko Wong

Posted On May 9th, 2016 -

April 15, 2016
Kay Yukiko Wong, 91, of Pearl City, a retired stenographer at Pacific Air Forces headquarters, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lin and Lee, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. May 12 at Mililani Mortuary- Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kinuko Yamashiro

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April 28, 2016
Kinuko Yamashiro, 91, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Andrew “Andy,” son Norman, daughter Christine Ueno, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Isaako Sio Lapa

Posted On May 8th, 2016 -

April 26, 2016
Isaako Sio Lapa, 76, of Waialua, a Meadow Gold Dairy milker, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Saleimoa, Apia, Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Ogevasa; sons Franky T., Peivi I. and Kerisiano T.; daughter Leativa; brothers Kerisiano and Tusi; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 66 Kaukonahua Road. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Arthur M. Leal Jr.

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April 24, 2016
Arthur M. Leal Jr., 77, of Makawao, Maui, a retired S&F Land Co. employee and an Air Force veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Santa Maria, Calif. He is survived by sons Arthur “Bobo,” Mark and Christopher; daughters Robin Mendoza and Stacy Kahaikupuna; brother Don Leal; 20 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 13 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Benjamin Wong Makaea

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April 28, 2016
Benjamin Wong Makaea, 79, of Honolulu, a retired State Farm Insurance agent, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Eileen and son Royce. Visitation: 4 p.m. May 19 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information given in an obituary May 7.

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Aubrey Kuuipo Punini Namai Lilinoe Leilani Ahulau-Kaleo

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March 30, 2016
Aubrey Kuuipo Punini Namai Lilinoe Leilani Ahulau-Kaleo, also known as “Aubz” and “Big Mama,” 38, of Hilo, a homemaker, Robert’s Hawaii van driver, 7-Eleven Kilauea assistant manager and former Shooters Night Club security worker, died in Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by wife Sancivee; former husband Kaipo Hao; sons Patrick K. K. Ahulau, Jordan L. Dawson and Camdyn J. “Fat Boi” Kua; daughters Precious and Cherish Ohashi, and Trinity “Phats” Alconcel; hanai son Travis Lopes; hanai daughters Hiilani and Fahina Iose-Nau; parents Glennon and April Ahulau; brothers Clifton J. Kua and Collins Ahulau; and sisters Brianne and Jessica Ahulau. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 13 at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. May 14 at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Amante M. Malasig

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April 17, 2016
Amante M. Malasig, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Kapiolani Medical Center transporter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Fely, brothers Rodulfo and Godofredo, and sisters Florida Carlos and Teresita Crisologo. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 11 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. May 12 at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Thomas Akimseu

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April 22, 2016
Thomas “Tommy” Akimseu, 80, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Electric Light Co. inspector and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Beverlyn Z.; sons Jeffrey and Dayson; daughter Donna Weber; sisters Ilima Noeva, Priscilla Kagawa, Luwana Sumiki, Cynthia Moses-Akimseu and Yvonne G. Figueroa; brothers Raymond and Ameil Akimseu, and Earl Akim Seu; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 15 at Dodo Mortuary. Services: noon. Casual attire.

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Takeshi Matsuda

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April 27, 2016
Takeshi Matsuda, 90, of Lihue, a retired bridge maintenance supervisor for the state Department of Transportation’s Highways Division, died in Garden Isle Health Care. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Steven and Randall, daughter Lorna Hebaru, brother Robert “To,” five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. May 14 at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Teresita M. Antonio

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April 23, 2016
Teresita M. “Tessie” Antonio, 64, of Paia, Maui, a former Hyatt Regency Maui chef and an International Longshore and Warehouse Union steward, died. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Raymond Pinheiro Jr.; daughters Rowena, Malissa and Dessirae Pinheiro, and Cheryl Milca; mother Adelaida; brother Juan; sisters Ina Antonio and Lita Manibog; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 14 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Shyla Naleo Ika Makani Medeiros-Dutton

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April 10, 2016
Shyla Naleo Ika Makani Medeiros-Dutton, also known as “Shy” and “Naleo,” 22, of Pahoa, Hawaii, an Ohana Health Plan caregiver, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Gary V and Gaihven Simpkins, parents Ward Dutton Sr. and Tammy Medeiros-Dutton, brother Sonny Dutton, sister Chynalyn Dutton, and grandfathers Fred Perreira and Manuel Medeiros. Celebration of life: noon May 14 at Isaac Hale Beach Park (Pohoiki). Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Willard Allen Brown

Posted On May 8th, 2016 -

April 27, 2016
Willard Allen Brown, 39, of Pearl City, a maintenance employee and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Tatum P.Y. Li, son Austin and brother Robbie. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. May 13 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Jeffery Clark Nakayama

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May 2, 2016
Jeffery Clark Nakayama, 52, of Honolulu, a Legal Aid Society paralegal, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Earl H. Nakayama and Mary F. Walsh, and sisters Marlene H. Kaohi and Tracy S. Nakayama. Private services.

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George Emerson Laniloa Crawford

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April 21, 2016
George Emerson Laniloa “Keoki” Crawford, 49, of Waianae, owner of Hamma House Gym Services, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ramona, sons Bryson, Sheldon, Troy, Preston, Tolo, Sai, Seddy, Dale and George; daughter Jenny; mother Marilyn; brothers Shawn Crawford, Sam Capito and Kimo Kendrick; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 14 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Olympia Funtanilla Paet

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April 5, 2016
Olympia Funtanilla Paet, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village housekeeper and a former First Hawaiian Bank employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sisters Adoracion Cabuslay and Victoria Calderon, and brothers Orlando and Porfirio “Perio” Corpuz. Visitation: 6 p.m. May 13 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. May 14 at St. Anthony Church, Kalihi. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Donna Lou Dalesandro

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June 17, 2015
Donna Lou Dalesandro, 63, of Wailua, Kauai, an artist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband Geoffrey Townsend, stepdaughter Tiana Townsend, brother Michael and sister Lynn Shade. Celebration of life: noon May 14 at the family residence, 6522 Kaahele St., Kapaa. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. Leis welcome. Monetary offerings welcome.

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Uichi Sakai

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March 30, 2016
Uichi Sakai, 92, of Pearl City, an Army veteran and retired Kapalama Plumbing and Sheet Metal Shop co-owner and plumber, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Harold M. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 16 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John Gaston Daunie Sr.

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April 29, 2016
John Gaston Daunie Sr., 79, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaiian Telephone switch technician and a Navy veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in West Wego, La. He is survived by wife Shirley, son John Jr., daughters Glenda Passas and Terry Sherbert, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. May 13 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. May 19 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Natalia Schmidt

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April 17, 2016
Natalia Schmidt, 54, of Waianae, a Leeward Community College professor, died at home. She was born in Russia. She is survived by husband Peter. Services: 10 a.m. May 14 at Makaha Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Leonardo Del Castillo Sr.

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May 2, 2016
Leonardo Del Castillo Sr., also known as “Leonard” and “Noni,” 74, of Wailuku, a retired Wailuku Sugar and Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. heavy equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Eva, son Leonardo Jr. “Lenny,” daughters Sonia Cabacungan and Ramona “Mona” Cardona, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 11 at Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Betsy Tsutayo Sumida

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April 12, 2016
Betsy Tsutayo Sumida, 90, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dennis; daughter Amy; brothers Henry, George and Walter Fujimori; sisters Ethel Uyeno, Phyllis Nichelson and Helen Lee; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Kazuo Iwamuro

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April 12, 2016
Kazuo “Kats” Iwamuro, 93, of Kawanui, Hawaii, a retired Department of Accounting and General Services painter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ayako; daughters Shirlene Yoneyama, Karene Ota, Verna Fukunaga, Lorna Matsuoka, Sandra Awa and Darylyne Wachi; brothers Wallace, Gary, Michael, Richard and Arnold; sisters Yoshie Miyamoto and Gladys Shigeta; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Stephanie Kukaua Tsark

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April 18, 2016
Stephanie Kukaua Tsark, also known as “Nana” and “Aunty Jojo,” 94, of Honolulu, a retired laundry forelady for Tripler Army Medical Center and Fort Armstrong, died in Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Paul, Warren “Renny” and Cory; daughters JoAnn Tsark, Arminta Nishimura and Karen Draeger; hanai son Rudy Sun; caregivers Maya, Kekua and Arran; 20 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. May 14 at Wesley United Methodist Church. Services: 4:45 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Stanley Kameji Kaneshiro

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March 20, 2016
Stanley Kameji Kaneshiro, 92, of Honolulu, a retired accountant for the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Hilda T.; sons Stanley N. and Stuart; daughters Cheryl To, Ruth Fujita and Lynne Constantinides; brother Harold; sisters Doris Kaneshiro, Elsie Oyama and Dora Yamada; and four grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information given in an obituary May 6.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran