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Buenaventura Larry Lagapa

Posted On June 17th, 2014 -

June 2, 2014
Buenaventura Larry “Benny” Lagapa, 67, of Haleiwa, a Tesoro gas station manager for Haleiwa and Hauula, and a veteran of the Army and National Guard, died in Haleiwa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Donna M.A.; sons Frederick, Douglas, Bertran and Buenaventura Jr.; brother Edwardo; sisters Alice Lagapa, Marilyn Dods and Amalia Lopez; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Waialua. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Christine Leina’ala Yapp

Posted On June 17th, 2014 -

May 24, 2014
Christine Leina’ala Yapp, 78, of Hilo, a retired sales and mail-order clerk for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co., died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Thailiana Denise Aipolani, Karen Ortiz and Autumn Aipolani-Soares; son Stacey Kekaualua; four grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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George Gomes

Posted On June 17th, 2014 -

May 29, 2014
George Gomes, 78, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired coffee farmer, a tractor driver and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Isabel; son Michael, daughters Laurie Valenzuela and Cynthia Deniz; brothers Thomas, Harry and Roy; sisters Eleanor Bodine and Beatrice Neves; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Hazel Sau Kau Inn Lau

Posted On June 17th, 2014 -

June 13, 2014
Hazel Sau Kau Inn Lau, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Manoa Senior Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Tina Lau, Cecilia Palmer, Bonnie Uyehara, Julie Taba and Carol Lawrence; sister Constance Auyoung; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Updated service information for an obituary published Monday.

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Harriet Natsuko Yatagai

Posted On June 17th, 2014 -

June 4, 2014
Harriet Natsuko Yatagai, 99, of Alewa Heights, an employee of Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s cashier and credit departments, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughter Elizabeth E. Nishimura, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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David Otis Goodman

Posted On June 17th, 2014 -

May 25, 2014
David Otis Goodman, 74, of Aiea, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant for the Office of Special Investigations and ambassador of aloha USS Bowfin, died. He was born in Greenwood, S.C. He is survived by wife Annie, son Clint D.M., daughters Doris Pagaduan and Julie Vaughan, brothers Everett Goodman and John Brigman, former wife Donna, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Jennie Shin Jun Lum-King

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 7, 2014
Jennie Shin Jun Lum-King, 94, of Honolulu, a state educator, died in Manoa Senior Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert; brother Dick W. Wong; sisters Shin Hop “Hoppy” Ching, Shin Q. “Quonnie” Goo and Marian Chun; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Community Church of Honolulu. Services: 2 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. June 23 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Honolulu Community Church of Honolulu choir.

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Virginia Bohing Tom

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

June 11, 2014
Virginia Bohing Tom, 83, of Kailua, a retired federal claims examiner, died in Kailua. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband Woodrow; son J. Michael; daughters Dale A. Druger, Denise Kellogg and Francine and Charlene Tom; brothers Kenneth, Harvey and Richard; sisters Peggy Gee and Penny Chin; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Gertrude Marie Glowania

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

April 23, 2014
Gertrude Marie Glowania, 87, of Kailua, a retired Castle Medical Center housekeeper, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kenneth Bailey and Thomas Glowania; daughters Diane Meyer, Arlene Glowania and Laverne Crawford; sister Harriet Larimore; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Crawford residence, 364 N. Kainalu Drive, Kailua. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Teruko I. Martin

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

June 2, 2014
Teruko I. Martin, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Ernest C.; sons Ernest Y., Gabino Y. and George K.; daughters Christine H. and Jean K.; stepdaughters Lucinda M. Matsui, Alice C. Shimabukuro and Debra Tangoro; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Tuck Kee Young

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 29, 2014
Tuck Kee Young, 88, of Kailua, an electrician at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violet P., son Dennis “Wangie,” daughters Valerie “Lei” Batty and Ashlyn Saunders, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at American Tire Co. Services: 5 p.m. Dinner to follow. Inurnment: 11 a.m. July 16 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Toyoko Hokomoto

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 24, 2014
Toyoko “Toyo” Hokomoto, 84, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired employee of the Hawaii County Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the former S.H. Kress Store, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Asaichi “Asa,” son Neil and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Herbert Hiroshi Minakami

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 12, 2014
Herbert Hiroshi Minakami, 80, of Aiea, a chief of planning and engineering at the Board of Water Supply, died in Aiea. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Sadie S.; son Derek; daughters Lynne Nagatoshi and Gayle Okumura; brothers George, Ted and Harry; sisters Ellen Migita and Alice Minakami; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Mitsue A. Iwanaga

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

April 24, 2014
Mitsue A. Iwanaga, 89, of Pearl City, a retired Waipahu High School clerk, died in Waipahu. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by son Warren Jr. and daughters Paula and Pamela. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yutaka Nakamura

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

June 2, 2014
Yutaka Nakamura, 87, of Aiea, a retired Public Works Center employee at Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Frances M., sons Gregg T. and Mark T., hanai daughter Dawna R. Butala, brother Tatsuo and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Aiea United Methodist Church, 99-101 Laulima St., Aiea. Services: 5 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. June 23 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hazel Hay Soon Kalahiki

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 14, 2014
Hazel Hay Soon Kalahiki, 99, of Hauula, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Wainaku Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 445 Kulana St., Hilo. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire.

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Maria Salome Flores Rimando

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 2, 2014
Maria Salome Flores Rimando, 94, of Honolulu, a retired teacher’s aide, died in Honolulu. She was born in Bauang, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by sons Demetrio, Romeo and Samuel Marzan, and Charlie and Edward Rimando; daughter Letitia Pacpaco; brothers Abraham and Precilliano Flores; sisters Maura Nava, Ursula Munar, Columbia Pacleb and Eutropia Umogtong; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Nora H. Kalilimoku

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 29, 2014
Nora H. Kalilimoku, 76, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. She was born in Apia, Western Samoa. She is survived by daughter Veronica “Ronnie”; sisters Loretta Schmidt, Renee Hagedorn and Mae Dudeworth; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Church of Latter-day Saints First Ward, Mililani, 95-1039 Meheula Parkway, Mililani. Services: 11 a.m. Flowers welcome.

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Jojie Tejano Salud

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

June 3, 2014
Jojie Tejano Salud, 59, of Ewa Beach, a phlebotomist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Amulung, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Desiderio; son Nino Des; daughters Djoanna G. and Desiree G.; sisters Milagros Maribbay, Isabelita Tejano and Teresita Mallabo; and a grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Cemetery. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Yoshiharu Akasaki

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 18, 2014
Yoshiharu Akasaki, also known as “Yoshi” and “Slim,” 84, of Ewa Beach, a retired Coca-Cola Bottling Co. employee and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Kirk and Guy, daughters Anne Fritz and Laurie Ornellas, brother Thomas Miyashiro, sisters Marge Maki and Jean Onaga, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Solomon Waiau Kaulukukui Sr.

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

April 26, 2014
Solomon Waiau Kaulukukui Sr., 90, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret, sons Solomon Jr. and Scott, daughter Sheri Ogilivie, brother Glenn and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St. Services: 5:45 p.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Central Union Church or the UH Foundation-Na Koa football club.

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Phyllis U. Shibuya

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 7, 2014
Phyllis U. Shibuya, 86, of Honolulu, a retired dispersing clerk for Fort Shafter, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jack Z., son Grant Y., brother Tommy Umeda and sisters Betty Yamasaki and Thelma Mitsuyoshi. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Jeremie Alexander Ayon Jr.

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 5, 2014
Jeremie Alexander Ayon Jr., 45, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Covina, Calif. He is survived by partner Kyle B. Joaquin, father Jeremie “Jerry” Sr., stepmother Madeline, mother Diane Hazelrigg, stepfather Michael Hazelrigg and sister Stefanie Neuhart. Private services.

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Andy M. Kuraoka

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

June 4, 2014
Andy M. Kuraoka, 35, of Mililani, an electrician and Heald College graduate, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother May Matsumoto, brothers Derrick S. and Ryan D., and sisters Gwen R. and Tracie A. No services. Donations suggested to Wahiawa General Hospital.

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William Edward Suttle

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 3, 2014
William Edward “Ed” Suttle, 62, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, an owner of a fireplace installation and maintenance business as well as an Air Force veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Montgomery, Ala. He is survived by daughters Martha-Ann Aukai, Gabrielle Suttle and Amanda O’Farrell; parents William “Bill” and Ruby W.; brothers Richard and Anthony “Tony”; sister Carol Dusenberry and Mary Griffin; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Missionary Church, 1044 Komohana St. Services: 11 a.m. Celebration of life to follow in the church hall. Graveside urn committal: 9 a.m. June 23 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Ethelda Clotilde Braga

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 4, 2014
Ethelda Clotilde Braga, 91, of Honolulu, a home caretaker, died in Kunia. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Pat Luka. Graveside committal services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Hazel Sau Kau Inn Lau

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

June 13, 2014
Hazel Sau Kau Inn Lau, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Manoa Senior Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Tina Lau, Cecilia Palmer, Bonnie Uyehara, Julie Taba and Carol Lawrence; sister Constance Auyoung; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Dennis Carson Taira

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 11, 2014
Dennis Carson Taira, 67, of Honolulu, a retired mortgage loan officer and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susan N., daughters Robyn R. Miura and Mari A. Souza, brother Neal R. and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Aurelio Menor Bungcayao Sr.

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 11, 2014
Aurelio Menor Bungcayao Sr., 89, of Ewa died in Aiea. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalina D.; sons Jessie D., Aurelio M. Jr., Emil D., Bert D. and Elmer D.; daughters Rosemarie Domingcil and Mary Anne Borce; sister Basilisa Rojas; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Marjorie C. Lau

Posted On June 16th, 2014 -

May 31, 2014
Marjorie C. Lau, 85, of Honolulu, a retired budget analyst for the federal government at Pearl Harbor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Darrel, Dr. Spencer, Dr. Bradley and Dr. Matthew; brothers Lawrence, Dr. Richard and Kenneth Chun; sister Frances Lum; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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