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Eugene Helekahi

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Jan. 27, 2016
Eugene Helekahi, 76, of Honolulu, a former MTL bus driver and retired building caretaker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joe-Ann; sons Lennon Helekahi and Dwayne K. Lani; daughters Makaahoa “Genie” Duarte, Phoebe Helekahi and Rubie Murata; brothers Earl and Elijah; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 13 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Wilbur Ray Nakagawa

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Dec. 18, 2015
Wilbur Ray “Willy” Nakagawa, 58, of Ewa Beach, formerly of Kunia, a retired Y. Hata & Co. operations manager, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Leilani Ayala-Nakagawa, son Micah R., daughters Lisa R.K. NakagawaSoberano and Lanilei Nakagawa, mother Shirley Lozano, brothers Wendell “Baba” and Wesley, sister Debra “Naka” Maramba and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jacqueline Freitas Phillips

Posted On February 10th, 2016 -

Dec. 31, 2015
Jacqueline Freitas Phillips, 68, of Pearl City, an employee at Haleiwa Strained Poi Co. in Haleiwa, died in Aiea. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Cliff L., daughters Annette L. Awai and Pauline P. Park, brother Patrick Peru, sister Susan Kaleo, 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Suwan Raksilapa

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Jan. 21, 2016
Suwan Raksilapa, 80, of Ewa, a groundskeeper at Royal Kunia Country Club, died in Aiea. He was born in Yasothon province, Thailand. He is survived by wife Samniang, son Thomas, daughters Ganya and Yuphawan, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Yoichi Sato

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Feb. 8, 2016
Yoichi Sato, 93, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shigeko Takeguchi. Services: 9 a.m. Feb. 12 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo. Burial: 11 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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James Anthony Silva

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Jan. 24, 2016
James Anthony Silva, 85, of Honolulu, a former Hawaiian Sugar Growers Association employee and University of Hawaii emeritus professor of soil science, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Nancy Minarik and Malia SilvaDuarte, sister Angeline Cromack and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 12:30 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Lunch: 1:30 p.m. at Star of the Sea social hall. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Catholic Charities Hawaii. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Clinton James Souza

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Jan. 18, 2016
Clinton James Souza, 44, of Honolulu, an Island Signal and Sound employee and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Taji Kaisa; sons Seth and Ezekiel; daughters Tyler, Miracle, Heaven, Ashley, Sheena, Tajia and Natalya; parents Paul and Carol; and sisters Kimberly, Kristie and Katrina. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at Borthwick Mortuary. Service: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Updated information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Harry Satoru Tanji

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Jan. 6, 2016
Harry Satoru Tanji, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Theo Davies Auto Body Division supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Russell and Harrison; daughter Patricia J. Fujisaki; brothers Walter and Howard; sisters Helen Suh, Pearl Juan and Esther Umeno; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gail Thongkham

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Feb. 1, 2016
Gail Thongkham, 44, of Hauula, a farmer and an Army National Guard veteran, died at home. She was born in Laos. She is survived by husband Kesa; son Kenneth; stepson Mason; stepdaughter Summer; mother Thip Saysiry; brothers Jack, Scott, Frank, Lance and Lamphay Saysiry; and sisters Linda Phengsy and Charlene Thavisack. Services held. Condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Sadao Yamamoto

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

Jan. 16, 2016
Sadao Yamamoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired George Murashige Contractors carpenter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dennis, daughter Amy Isobe, brother Tetsuo, sister Alice Moriwake and a grandchild. Visitation: noon Feb. 13 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Florenda D. Yasay

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Jan. 20, 2016
Florenda D. Yasay, 85, of Waipahu, a retired Reyn Spooner seamstress, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Virgilio Sr., Reynaldo, Johnny, Ely, Gerry, Noli and Carlomagno Jr.; daughters Erlinda Fernandez and Fe Dasalla; brother Lorenzo Doctor; sister Florentina Balawitan; 24 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 15 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at Crusaders of the Divine Church of Christ. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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John Joseph Browne Jr.

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

Feb. 3, 2016
John Joseph Browne Jr., 96, of Kailua, a retired Upjohn Co. pharmaceutical representative and an Army Air Corps veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Vallejo, Calif. He is survived by son Denis; daughters Noni Zukin, Kathleen Browne, Mary Browne-Burris and Susan Runnells; sister Sister Catherine; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Inurnment to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Elpidio Dela Pena

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

Jan. 30, 2016
Elpidio Dela Pena, 92, of Waipahu, a Mutual Welding Co. retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Benita A.; sons Alfred G. and Albert R.; daughters Arleen M. Pacheco, and Arden E. and Alison J. Dela Pena; sister Bonifacia Cabalona; 20 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7:15 p.m. Casual attire.

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Anthony Michael Dias

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Jan. 19, 2016
Anthony Michael Dias, 66, of Waianae, a retired Marine master sergeant, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Michael Anthony “Tony” and Matthew “Kenny” Stinson; daughters Trestoni Dias-Walker, Tara Marr and Tiana Dias-Myers; sister Carlotta Kalani; brothers Jonthan, August and Fredric “Buddy”; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Anthony Gutierres

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Jan. 3, 2016
Anthony Gutierres, 65, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a Hawaii Preparatory Academy custodian and an Army veteran, died in Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Selene C., Misty and Amber; sons Anthony Jr. and Justin; brothers Kelven and Gilbert; sisters Cynthia Amar, Rosemary Yamamoto and Priscilla Galan; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Urn burial at a later date. Casual attire.

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Samuel Lawrence Ka’ahanui Sr.

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

Jan. 27, 2016
Samuel Lawrence Ka’ahanui Sr., 87, of Waianae, a retiree from the city Emergency Services Department and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Samuel L.K. Jr.; daughters Laurene Ka’ahanui, Lee L. “Lani” Kalamau and Sulu Leimbach; brother Charles; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Flowers welcome.

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Iwalani Leling Leopoldo

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

Jan. 1, 2016
Iwalani Leling Leopoldo, 76, of Waianae, a retired Navy Exchange employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Norman Jr. and Bertram Leopoldo, and Michael, Anthony and Patrick Roque; daughter Constance “Connie” Mahuka; stepson Thomas; stepdaughters Kathy Terry, Jacqueline Leopoldo, Donna Virgin and Doreen Palumbo; brother Alan “Bobo” Tabayoyon; sisters Wendy Kalili, Frances “Fat” Victorino and Constance “Connie” Rohas; 29 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 11 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in obituaries published Feb. 1, 2 and 7.

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Linda Joyce Martin

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

Jan. 9, 2016
Linda Joyce Martin, 68, of Mililani died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Timothy Fernandez, and Michael, Steven and John Martin; and sisters Carmen and Hope Martin, and Naomi Fernandez. Visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 12 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Ralph H. Nabeta

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Jan. 19, 2016
Ralph H. Nabeta, 84, of Los Angeles, formerly of Hilo, a retired IBM employee and an Army veteran, died in Los Angeles. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mildred, sons Randall and Wayne, and sister Nora. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Martha Mariano Salamanca

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Jan. 29, 2016
Martha Mariano Salamanca, 88, of Ewa Beach, a Nuuanu Hale housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Santa Ignacia, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by son Glenn, daughter Ophelia Jane Daus, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 14 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Rodney Allan Sandobal

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Dec. 13, 2015
Rodney Allan Sandobal, 61, of Wahiawa, a mason, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Terry Kay; sons Roman Tani, and Rodney, Raymond, Rory, Christopher and Michael Sandobal; daughters Robbie Tani, Kawena Alcos, Ua Tuahine, and Sanoe, Namamo Alii O Kauiki “Iki,” Mahunaalii and Namahana Ika Leleo Nalani “Nama” Sandobal; mother Shirley; brothers Wendell, Dennis “Denny,” Michael, Benjamin “Baba,” Jose and Jarrod; sisters Jodie Pifer, Giselle Rezantes, LeAnn Sandobal and Jaime Lyn Kamaunu; 30 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Uiti Ielu Siaosi Jr.

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

Jan. 29, 2016
Uiti Ielu Siaosi Jr., 45, of Laie died in Kahuku Medical Center. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Lena “Lehua”; son Samuel “Pono”; stepmother Taofi; brothers Chris, Shannon, Ithran and Uitasi; and sisters Laki Leota, Delilah Brown and Tiara Siaosi-Flores. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii Stake Center. Services at noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Robert Wah Jun Tom

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Jan. 2, 2016
Robert Wah Jun Tom, 88, of Honolulu, retired owner of Carpet & Drapery Hawaii and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Wendell Y.T., daughter Jacalyn Y.P. Oda, brother Stanley K.W. and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at St. Alban’s Chapel, ‘Iolani School. Services at noon.

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Robert V. Fraker

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 7, 2016
Robert V. Fraker, 83, of Kaneohe, a former airline and flight school owner and manager, Cessna Aircraft International Division employee and an Oklahoma Air National Guard veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Chickasha, Okla. He is survived by nieces Cathy Gruber, Janis Cibelli and Gail Whipple; and caregiver Jaime Horton. Committal services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. at 95 Nakoko Place, second floor, Honolulu Airport.

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Kenneth Kaname Tomita

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Jan. 20, 2016
Kenneth Kaname Tomita, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk and an Army veteran, died in Hale Nani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by sons Jason M. and Troy A., daughter Tina M. Morishima, companion Karen Okubo, brother Leon, sister Lily and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Richard Alan Henderson

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Jan. 29, 2016
Richard Alan Henderson, 69, of Keaau and Volcano, Hawaii, a retired finish carpenter, boat builder and maintenance head at Volcano Golf & Country Club and a Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by brother Robert S. Private services.

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Violet Y. Van Epps

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Jan. 9, 2016
Violet Y. Van Epps, 93, of Kaneohe died. She was born in Aukuni, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Faith Salas; son Brian Goings; brothers Henry, Robert and Daniel Yotsuda; sisters Kimiko Okano, Natsuko Pitts and Misue Shota; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Dennis Michael Hesia Sr.

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Dec. 27, 2015
Dennis Michael Hesia Sr., 70, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Highway Construction foreman and a professional boxer and trainer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Colleen L. Dwyer Hesia; sons Frank Mousser, and Dennis M. Jr., Richard J., Robert D., Everett I.D. and Dennett M.K. Hesia; daughters Shereen M. Hesia Garcia and Deneen K.D. Hesia; brothers John and Frank Hesia, Enrique Rodrigues, and Richard, Delbert and Darryl Diaz; sisters Matilda Hesia, Emelia Rodrigues and Lori Diaz; and numerous grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ulu Mau Village, Heeia State Park, 46-465 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Sadao Yamamoto

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Jan. 16, 2016
Sadao Yamamoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired George Murashige Contractors carpenter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dennis, daughter Amy, brother Tetsuo, sister Alice Moriwake and a grandchild. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Takashi Ishihara

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Jan. 26, 2016
Takashi Ishihara, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration clerk and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys; sons Alan, John and Glenn; daughter Anne Sakamoto; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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