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James Kaoru Wasa

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

Feb. 21, 2014
James Kaoru “Jimmy” Wasa, 93, of Honolulu, an electrician and retired owner of Wasa Electrical Services, died at a private care home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yaeko; son James A.; daughters JudithNakamura, Leilani Leathers and Cynthia Nakachi; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Patricia Ann Kuuleialoha J. Lee

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

March 9, 2014
Patricia Ann “Pat” Kuuleialoha J. Lee, 81, of Hilo, a retired Waiakea Elementary School kindergarten teacher, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Bakersfield, Calif. She is survived by sons Kenneth A. and Francis K., brothers Glen and David Jelletich, 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Haili Church, Hilo. Services:11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani MemorialPark, Section 7. Casual attire.

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Robert Michael Wolfe

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

Feb. 21, 2014
Robert Michael “Robin” Wolfe, 67, of Waimanalo, a retired truck driver for the city’s Kailua base yard, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda J., sons Peter and Robert, daughter Christy, mother Rosaline, brothers Edward and Tommy, sister Patty Bunyan, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at HawaiianMemorial Park Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Online condolences:hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Rachel Luna

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

Feb. 28, 2014
Rachel Luna, 81, of Las Vegas, a homemaker, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Daniel, a grandchild, a great-grandchild and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Friday at HawaiianMemorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment:1 p.m. at HawaiianMemorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences:hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Susan Debra Woodworth

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

March 21, 2014
Susan Debra Woodworth, 56, of Laie died at home. She was born in Worcester, Mass. She is survived by husband Bradley, sonJeffrey, daughter Kristen Tuifua and Kimberly Woodworth, mother Meris Connors, brother James Connors and five grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake Chapel. Services:11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery.

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Delfin Pablo Bumanglag

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

March 3, 2014
Delfin Pablo Bumanglag, 77, of Kapolei, a retired education supervisor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Gliceria D.; sons Dennis D., Darwin D. and Delfin D. Jr.; daughters Maria Ditas B. Della, Doreen D. Cuizon, Donnabel D. Pascual and Krizelle Joy Bumanglag; brothers Honesto P. and Gil P.; sisters RosalinaB. Aurelio, Ciriaca Dumayas and Ely B. Balisa; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, east chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Additional visitation:8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Mass:9:30 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Rikio Miyashiro

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

Feb. 13, 2014
Rikio “Ricky” Miyashiro, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspaper pressman and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Garrick D. and Randy C., daughter Tammy L. Murakami, brother James, sisters Betty Kinney and Nancy Shinsato, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services:10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences:hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Betty Mitsue Yanagida

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

Feb. 9, 2014
Betty Mitsue Yanagida, 97, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gerald and Alan, brother George Sugimoto, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services:11:30 a.m. Graveside services to follow at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Rosalie E. Capasso

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

March 10, 2014
Rosalie E. Capasso, 93, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua Gardens Care Home. She was born in Tampa, Fla. She is survived by daughter Barbara J. Smith, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Kailua. Private inurnment. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Islands Hospice, 1301 Young St., Suite 300, Honolulu, HI 96814. Aloha attire.

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Kenneth Shizuo Okita

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

Feb. 9, 2014
Kenneth Shizuo “Knute” Okita, 85, of Waipahu, a Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Jean; daughters Colette Kinoshita and Jill Okita; brother Thomas Uyeno; sisters Doris Igarashi, Sister MaryVianney, Jean Murakawa and Nora Ginoza; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Susumu Yokoyama

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

Feb. 14, 2014
Susumu Yokoyama, 84, of Kihei, Maui, a retired municipal highway engineer, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by nephew Wesley Yokoyama and niece Melanie Andrada. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary. com.

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Paulino Occasion Castillo

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

Feb. 23, 2014
Paulino Occasion “Papa Lino” Castillo, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Co. carpenter, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in La Union, Philippines. He is survived by wife Enriqueta; sons Agustin; daughters Annabelle Castillo, Angela Partolan, Agnes Johnson and Jocelyn Munoz; sisters Avelina Tabin, Maria Ortiz and Feliciana Ranchez; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services:6:30 p.m. Additional visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Mass:11 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Walter Antone Paresa

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

March 8, 2014
Walter Antone Paresa, 86, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired former Honokaa Sugar Co. supervisor and former Freeman Guards security guard, died at home. He was born in Haina, Honokaa, Hawaii.He is survived by daughters Marie C. Paresa and Annette Porter, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire.

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Celedonia Casasola Deveraturda

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

Feb. 16, 2014
Celedonia Casasola Deveraturda, 93, ofMililani, a retired Liberty House employee, died in Kailua. She was born in Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by sons Felix Jr., Jaime and Rolando; daughters Erlinda Weaver and Belen Marquez; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program:10:30 a.m. Services:11:30 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Francis Robert Perreira

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

Feb. 28, 2014
Francis Robert “Frank”Perreira, 67, of Kaneohe, a Honolulu police officer and investigator for the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Christina, son James F., daughters Judy Barrozo and Cathy Perreira, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at HawaiianMemorial Park Mortuary. Services:6:30 p.m. Private inurnment. Online condolences:hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information given in an obituary Saturday.

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Charles Domingo Gueco

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

Jan. 14, 2014
Charles Domingo Gueco, 94, of Honolulu, a retired real estate agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Clayton, Clifton and Charles; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church. Services:11 a.m. Online condolences:hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Juanita Dace Realista

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

Feb. 22, 2014
Juanita Dace Realista, 74, of Aiea, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel housekeeping supervisor, died in Aiea. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ricky and Armando; daughters Gail Realista and Christina Kim Han; brothers Demetrio, Taurino and Alejandro Dace; and three grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Wednesday at MililaniMortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road,Aiea. Mass:10 a.m. Burial:noon at Valley of the Temples.

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Nobuyo Hirano

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

Feb. 21, 2014
Nobuyo Hirano, 83, of Honolulu, a retired private housekeeper and cook, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Niigata-Fukuoka, Japan. Services:10 a.m. Saturday at Tenrikyo Hawaii Dendo Cho, 2920 Pali Highway. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Yoshie Kanenaka Shirai

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

March 9, 2014
Yoshie Kanenaka Shirai, 94, of Lihue, a substitute teacher and homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons John F.I., Samuel M. and Arthur M.; daughter Martha S.; brothers Edwin, Ernest and Henry Kanenaka; and sisters Dorothea Kanenaka and Amy Kurata. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Christian Church. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rose Marie Hose

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

March 16, 2014
Rose Marie “Chubby” Hose, 67, of Hilo, a retired loss prevention agent for the former Woolworths in Hilo and a guard for various security companies, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Clifford Sr.; sons Harry and Clifford Jr.; daughters Donna, Dinah’s and Jewel Hose and Beverly Ige, Maureen Hamilton and Helen Rios; brother Dennis J. Moniz; 26 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Thursday at Thy Word Ministries in Hilo. Celebration of life:6:30 p.m. Aloha and casual attire. No flowers.

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Faapaologa Leimailoa Tuiasosopo

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

March 3, 2014
Faapaologa Leimailoa Tuiasosopo, 52, of Ewa Beach, a human resources manager for the government of American Samoa, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Vatia, American Samoa. She is survived by father Soosoula R.; brothers Analesenoa L., Nimo, Lemailoa Jr., Rimoni, Robert, Venisiusi, Faamele and Talaina Tuiasosopo, and Tuata, Samu and Alesana Mauga; sisters Alofa and Risati Tuiasosopo and Janetta F. Ueligitone and Suli Del Rio. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Friday atChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu Stake Center. Services:11:30 a.m. Entombment:2 p.m. at HawaiianMemorial Park.

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Kehaulani Kua

Posted On March 24th, 2014 -

March 18, 2014
Kehaulani Kua, 36, of Hilo, a HeadstartPiihonua preschool teacher, former Edith Kanaka‘ole Foundation preschool student teacher and OfficeMax employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Jacob, Jason and Jamin Kua-Cantan; father Joel Kua Sr.; brothers Joel Jr. and Justin; grandparents Pearly Pa and Futoshi Shintani; and a grandchild. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of life:10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Charles Hitoshi Koizumi

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

March 8, 2014
Charles Hitoshi Koizumi, 92, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii state welder and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Michi, daughter Jane Heit, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Michael Ivan Steiner

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

March 15, 2014
Michael Ivan Steiner, 57, of Kihei, a Hale ‘O Kihei Resort property manager, died. He was born in Washington. He is survived by parents Ivan Steiner Jr. and Carolyn Kazell, and sisters Cheryl M. Miller and Teri L. Steiner. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Elaine Medeiros

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

March 14, 2014
Elaine Medeiros, 67, of Fayetteville, N.C., formerly of Kapolei, died in Fayetteville. She was born in Samoa. She is survived by husband Norman; son Ernest Hawkins; daughters Renita Siaosi, Sheila “Joyce” Medeiros and Chantelle H. Vongbandith; brothers Edward, Eric and Elliot Fa’asoa; sisters Theresa Tua’ao, Maryann Siaosi, Iolina Tautalatasi, Elizabeth Williams, Eugenie Faitau, Bertha Sola, Florence Oliver and Imelda Manuma; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m.

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Clark Mitsuru Takashima

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

March 14, 2014
Clark Mitsuru Takashima, 50, of Pearl City, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Stanley and Sayoko, and brothers Bradley, Russell, Craig and Kim. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Nehelani Banquet at Schofield Barracks.

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Benjamin Q. Antonio

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

March 4, 2014
Benjamin Q. “Hollywood” Antonio, 79, of Waialua, a Hawaii National Guard veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son Benjamin Jr., daughter Zonia Hill, brother Alfredo Antonio and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Mitsue Miyaji

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

March 15, 2014
Mitsue Miyaji, 88, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Kalaoa, Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Glenn, Harvey and Jarrett; daughter Charlene Mashiba; brothers Tom and Shoji Suzuki; sister Claudia Y. Sample; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Mario M. Villegas

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

Feb. 19, 2014
Mario M. Villegas, 53, of Wahiawa, died in Aiea. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Brandon; daughters Jennifer and Kimberly Villegas and Jessica Seui; parents Eleuterio and Petra; brothers Pablito, Jimmy, Loreto and Plaridel; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Leonora Villiados Artates

Posted On March 23rd, 2014 -

March 7, 2014
Leonora Villiados Artates, 91, of Kahului, a Maui Pine retiree, died at home under hospice care. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Andrew M. Quillope, stepsisters Josephina Santiago and Severina Oriza, a grandchild, eight step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, main section. Casual Hawaiian attire. Online condolences: ballardfamily- mortuaries.com.

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