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Isabelle Soares

Posted On September 4th, 2016 -

Aug. 10, 2016
Isabelle Soares, 84, of Wailuku, a retired American Cancer Society administrative assistant, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai daughter Gail Miyahira and sister Emily Freitas. Private services. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations suggested to the Maui Humane Society, Hospice Maui or the American Cancer Society of Maui. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ruth Karen Setsuko Jones

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Aug. 26, 2016
Ruth Karen Setsuko Jones, 81, of Makawao, Maui, a retired registered nurse, died in Makawao. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Paul, Anthony and Andrew; daughters Shirley and Terry Jones, and Kathleen Cummings; brother Donald Kosaka; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 5 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Services: 11:30 a.m. No monetary offerings.

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James Mauliola Keaka Stone Sr.

Posted On September 4th, 2016 -

Aug. 30, 2016
James “Jimmy” Mauliola Keaka Stone Sr., 80, of Maunawili, a retired IBM senior customer service engineer, died at home. He was born in Palolo. He is survived by wife Irene K.; sons James “Kimo” M.K. Jr. and Jay M.K.; daughters Irene J. DeVirgilio, Jayla K. Fernandez, Jayna L. Weatherwax and Jaynie I. Stone; sister Audrey M. Cullen; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Walter Tokuo Takiguchi

Posted On September 4th, 2016 -

May 29, 2016
Walter Tokuo Takiguchi, 97, of Honolulu, a retired owner and agent doing business as Mid Pacific Insurance Agency, died in The Plaza at Punchbowl. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Fujie, daughter Karen R. Schoenfeld, brother Herbert J., sisters Jean M. Burgess and Lily S. Nakao, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 10 at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Jacqueline Otani Kim

Posted On September 4th, 2016 -

July 31, 2016
Jacqueline Otani Kim, 86, of Waianae died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son John David; daughters Roberta K. Nakamoto, Kathleen Gail Kim and Suzan K. Moore; brother Yoshiaki “Gambi” Kimura; sister Katie Kaku; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 9 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society Pacific, Inc. or American Heart Association of Hawaii.

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Florence Tomiko Ueoka

Posted On September 4th, 2016 -

July 23, 2016
Florence Tomiko Ueoka, 99, of Wailuku, a Department of Water Supply retiree, died in Hale Makua. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Travis and Paul, daughters Pamela Leong and April Mercer, and four grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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William Allen Bortfeld

Posted On September 4th, 2016 -

July 29, 2016
William Allen “Bill” Bortfeld, 83, of Waialua, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died in Waialua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons John and William A. Jr.; daughters Donna Keliinoi, Deena Miller, Cindy Low and Shirley Simao; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Committal services: 11 a.m. Sept. 9 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kane-ohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Roy Yoshitaka Maruyama

Posted On September 4th, 2016 -

Aug. 4, 2016
Roy Yoshitaka Maruyama, 84, of Waialua, an Army veteran who served in the Korean War and a Waialua Sugar Co. retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wai-alua. He is survived by wife Amy, daughter Gwen Valbuena, sisters Helen Nakamura and Barbara Morioka, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Allen Kenji Ono

Posted On September 4th, 2016 -

Aug. 1, 2016
Allen Kenji Ono, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Army lieutenant general and American Savings Bank executive vice president, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Dr. Craig M. and Curtis A., brother Samuel K. and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Takeshi Kaita

Posted On September 4th, 2016 -

Aug. 9, 2016
Takeshi Kaita, 73, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, retired plumber with Local 675 and Royal Hawaiian general maintenance employee, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Myrtle, sons James and Jason, daughter Lisa Ann Pierce and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Michael Thomas Allison

Posted On September 4th, 2016 -

July 28, 2016
Michael Thomas Allison, 60, of Kihei, Maui, a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Indianapolis. He is survived by sister Karen D. Hornbeck. Services to be announced.

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Paul Stephen Lenz

Posted On September 4th, 2016 -

Aug. 11, 2016
Paul Stephen Lenz, 72, of Kaneohe, a Navy veteran and maintenance man, died in VA Pacific Islands Healthcare System. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He is survived by sons Robert K., daughters Paulette M.K. Medeiros and Melisa H. Lenz, brother Robert, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the VA Center for Aging — Community Living Center at 459 Patterson Road, Honolulu, HI 96819. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Harriet Kumiko Katagihara

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 4, 2016
Harriet Kumiko Katagihara, 74, of Honolulu, a Texaco administrative secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Gilbert and sisters Martha Sakae and Brenda Bender. Private services.

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Betsy Kiyoko Kawaguchi

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 27, 2016
Betsy Kiyoko Kawaguchi, 91, of Honolulu, a retired GEM stores cashier, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Florence Hori, Helen Tawata, Charlotte Arakaki and Lorraine Heya; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Henry Kaoru Kawasaki

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 21, 2016
Dr. Henry Kaoru Kawasaki, 96, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed dental surgeon and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ben; daughters Pamela Vennen, Deborah Hobbs, and Marcy and Margaret Kawasaki; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Brandon W.Y. Kishida

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 6, 2016
Brandon W.Y. Kishida, 42, of Honolulu, co-proprietor of OICA LLC and Almighty Clothing Co., died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Laryn Bardenas; daughters Brianalyn Prieto, Brena Kishida-Fines and Brooklyn Kishida; parents Wallace and Nora; brothers Reyn and Dylan; and sisters Rayna Leong and Erin Odo. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 6 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Terry Ann Avilla

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 22, 2016
Terry Ann Avilla, 67, of Hilo died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Paul, daughter Donelle Hong, brothers Davey and Bobby, and numerous grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Melvin Akira Matsuno

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 15, 2016
Melvin Akira “Mel” Matsuno, 72, of Honolulu, retired owner and mechanic of Continental Auto Service Inc., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rosemary H. “Rose”; son Des A.; daughters Michelle S. Kinoshita, Dawn M. Balmilero and Sandi A. Kawamura; sisters Nellie C. Tamashiro and Barbara F. Matsuno; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Cipriana Escobar Ben

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

July 24, 2016
Cipriana Escobar Ben, 94, of Waipahu, a retired state janitor for the University of Hawaii at Manoa, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Antonina Jimenez, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Eulogy: 10:45 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Yetsuko Miyama

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 19, 2016
Yetsuko “Margaret” Miyama, 90, of Mililani, a retired management analyst for the federal government, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kevin, brother Katsuki “Kats” Tanoura, sister Chiyoko “Chic” Tamaru and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Wythe Braden

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 27, 2016
Wythe Braden, 61, of Kailua, a retired business owner, died in Kailua. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Marcia M., son Wythe W., stepsons Roarke McCrea and Connor S. Clinton, daughter Katherine W., brothers Robert F. and William S., and sister Amy. Private services. Donations suggested to Blood Bank of Hawaii or Hospice Hawaii.

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Ilima Domingo Montoya

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 12, 2016
Ilima Domingo Montoya, 26, of Kahaluu, a teacher’s aide, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Mary L. Meloney, stepfather David, stepbrother David Jr. and grandparents Honey Kailio and Toni Meloney. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 9 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Waikane, 48-422 Kamehameha Highway. Mass: 11 a.m. Condolences: ballard familymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Eliza Kassebeer Cummings

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

July 27, 2016
Eliza Kassebeer Cummings, 79, of Honolulu, a head custodian at Kalaheo Elementary School, died in Kaiser Medical Center, Moanalua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stanley F. Jr. and Augustine Almeida; daughters Avi S. Gray and Terre Almeida; brothers Henry C. Jr., William C.K. and Abraham A. Sr.; sisters Anna Kaonohi and Ella Gonzalez; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo Ward, 41-972 Oluolu St. Services: 11 a.m. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Fumiko Moriuchi

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

July 31, 2016
Fumiko Moriuchi, 98, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Vinnie Shishido and Lurline Hirata, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Felix Louis Duarte Jr.

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 21, 2016
Felix Louis Duarte Jr., 58, of Waianae, a driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Matthew Neves and Gabriel Duarte, and sister Anna Maria Pacheco. Services pending. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Hisako Nakano

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 20, 2016
Hisako Nakano, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state Circuit Court clerk, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lawrence H., hanai son Tony Alcosiba, sisters Sumako Sumida and Chiyoko Okazaki, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Teresita Reynado Garcia

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 24, 2016
Teresita Reynado Garcia, also known as “Tessie” and “Carmen,” 71, of Hilo, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. retiree and former Robert’s Bakery employee, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Alaminos, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Anthony; daughter Jocelyn; brothers Simplicio Jr., Edilberto and Henry; sisters Elena Wise, Juliana Lopez and Rosalinda Reynado; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Casual attire.

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Chow Hop Ng

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 5, 2016
Chow Hop Ng, 83, of Honolulu, co-owner of Shung Chong Yuein Bakery, died in Honolulu. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by husband Shing Yuen; sons Dennis H.L. and Ericson H.L.; daughters Audrey W.Q. Lee, Shirleen W.Y. Chang and Deanna W.S. Chan; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Hisayo Goto

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 15, 2016
Hisayo “Doris” Goto, 96, of Aiea, a retired Waimalu Supermarket meat clerk, died in Aiea. She was born in Pauwela, Maui. She is survived by son Tom H.; daughters Yvonne H. Lai, Sarah S. Goto and Cora T. Miyasaki; brothers George and Sadao Muramaru; sister Asayo Hirayama; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Sachie Ogata

Posted On September 3rd, 2016 -

Aug. 1, 2016
Sachie “Lucky” Ogata, 91, of Honolulu, a retired General Electric Co. collector, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Carl H. and Mark H., caregiver/daughter-in-law Bobbie, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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