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Su’e Penitusi

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Nov. 9, 2014
Su’e Penitusi, also known as Su’e Tofi Penitusi, 70, of Ewa Beach, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Peniamina Tia; sons Penitusi, Nick and Daniel Penitusi; daughters Fipe Penitusi-Johnson, Juanita Penitusi-Smith and Sheran Penitusi-Tatis; mother Sialavai T. Ah-Van; brothers Tovio III and Tanuli Ah-Van; sisters Lina Tau, Lucy Penn, Matalega Tuinei, Atoniga Faafiti and Rosalina Lafua; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Lighthouse Outreach Assembly of God. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Louis Keahiulaokalani Collins Jr.

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Oct. 13, 2014
Louis Keahiulaokalani Collins Jr., 93, of Kaneohe, a salesman and an Army veteran, died in Waiahole. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ernest “Mahoe” and Louis K. Collins, and Taylor and Michael J. Ahn; daughters Joanna U. Kaalele, Fanny K. Alcosiba, Kathy-Lou Manuel and Titi K. Ricafort; brother John K.; sisters Winona K. Wong, Fanny K. Au Hoy, Georgiana P. Clark and Ernesta H. Masagatani; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Solomon Kaopio Jr.

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Sept. 15, 2014
Solomon “Solo” Kaopio Jr., 53, of Waimanalo, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Kati; parents Solomon Kaopio Sr. and Rita Mae Rodrigues; brothers Darryl K., Augustine K. and Kawika K.; sister Leeanne K.; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Waikane Congregational Church, 48-419 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Services: 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Genevieve Marie Rodrigues

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Nov. 25, 2014
Genevieve Marie Rodrigues, 100, of Kailua, a retired social worker at Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility and a Women’s Army Corps second lieutenant, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Curtis. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Andronico Polendey Cuaresma

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Nov. 14, 2014
Andronico Polendey “Ronnie” Cuaresma, 85, of Kaneohe, a grounds maintenance employee, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Lorenza, daughters Wilma Sarmiento and Mencie Tan, sons Edwin and Joe, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Louise Antoinette Kepoo

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Nov. 12, 2014
Louise Antoinette “Lou” Kepoo, 65, of Hilo, a Time Warner Cable dispatcher, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Wayne, brother Andrew Ah Yo and companion Al Soken. Services at a later date.

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James Y. Tseu Jr.

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Nov. 10, 2014
James Y. Tseu Jr., 61, of Honolulu, a former executive chef for the Al Harrington Polynesian Revue, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Sheril Paishon, Valerie Sonoda and Richelle Tseu; and hanai brother Sheldon Miller. Services and scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kewalo Basin, end of Ala Moana Beach Park. Aloha or casual attire. Loose flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Florence Freitas

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Nov. 12, 2014
Florence Freitas, 75, of Kailua, owner of Construction Material Inc., died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert P. Sr.; sons Rockland, Robert Jr., Troy and Steven “Kuni”; daughter Olympia; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel-Kaneohe Bay. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Robert Junji Kozuki

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Nov. 4, 2014
Robert Junji Kozuki, 82, of Honolulu, a psychiatric social worker and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mazie and brother Eugene. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Julia Kekinookalani Waechtler

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Oct. 24, 2014
Julia Kekinookalani Waechtler, 92, of Hilo, a head forewoman for Dole Cannery, died in Hilo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Henrilene Pickens, son Samuel K., five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Anthony Mark Gomes

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Nov. 27, 2014
Anthony Mark Gomes, 77, of Kihei, Maui, a cold storage foreman for Quality Groceries, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Patricia Gomes Kaauamo; hanai son David Ting; hanai daughter Trisha Ting; stepdaughters Shannon Rezents and Shauna Tanner; brothers Stephen, Herbert and Manuel “Bully”; nine grandchildren; three hanai grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Carolynn Lancaster

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Nov. 30, 2014
Carolynn Lancaster, 62, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Wainani and sisters Marie and Gwen. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Benjamin Roy Yrizarry

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Nov. 3, 2014
Benjamin Roy Yrizarry, 71, of Henderson, Nev., a retired J.C. Penney employee in Hawaii, died in Henderson. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diane R.; sons Kevin Boehning, and Christian, Mark A. and Matthew Yrizarry; daughter Alyce Crain; mother Abbie; brothers Nelson and Nowlein; sisters Yvette Brazil and Lenore Bernard; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m.

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Raymond Kua Haleua

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Nov. 30, 2014
Raymond Kua “Hyman” Haleua, 88, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and a veteran of the Air Force and Army, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Tali, daughters Hokulani Pritchett and Tanya Haleua, hanai son Ronald Sanford, sister Julia L. Ascobido and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

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Kwing Kong Lau

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Nov. 15, 2014
Kwing Kong Lau, 87, of Honolulu, a retired driving instructor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lung Doo, China. He is survived by wife Lai Kuen Mah, sons Thomas C.Y. and Jordan C.Y., daughters Shelly M.M. “Mei” Shoji and Donna M.K. Kano, brothers Kwing Keung and Kwing Chan, and eight grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. English program: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Jean Hideko Arakawa

Posted On December 7th, 2014 -

Nov. 26, 2014
Jean Hideko Arakawa, 89, of Kahului, a retired licensed practical nurse for the state of Hawaii, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Milton Jr., Melvin, Michael and Wesley; brother Norman Taira; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Walter Tatsumi Hirai

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

Nov. 13, 2014
Walter Tatsumi Hirai, 90, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government inventory clerk at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen T.; sons Clinton S. and Nolan S.; brother Francis; sisters June Hirai, Margaret Tom and Eleanor Marquez; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Toshiro Matsunaga

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

Nov. 27, 2014
Toshiro Matsunaga, 91, of Hilo, a retired automotive division manager for Hamakua Sugar Co., died in Hilo. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Teruko, son Carl and brother Robert. Private services.

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Daniel Aila’au Holland

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

Nov. 28, 2014
Daniel Aila’au Holland, infant son of Laura Holland and Timothy Fondren of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He is also survived by sisters Kahealani Poehere, Kailanaokapouli Mei-Ling and Liliaikawai Jing-Yi Fondren; and grandparents Daniel and Megumi. No services.

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Rosaline Torcato Miyashiro

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

Nov. 30, 2014
Rosaline Torcato Miyashiro, 75, of Honolulu, formerly of Lihue and Kaunakakai, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ralph Albarado Jr.; daughters Claire Ramel, Mara Lynne Baker, Daina Albarado-Elizares and Desiree Tellez; brothers Rudy Torcuato, and James and Patrick Torcato; sisters Faye Gulman, Josephine Asato and Joanne Robertson; 13 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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James Roderick Hunt

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

Nov. 14, 2014
James Roderick “Jim” Hunt, 69, of Kukuihaele, Hawaii, a retired Honokaa High School teacher and owner of Hamakua Hideaway Treehouse, died at home. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by sons Jaimes, Deva and Bryan; brother Russell; sister Marcie Dinkle; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Dec. 20 at North Hawaii Education and Research Center, Honokaa pavilion. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations may be sent to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743.

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Tsuneo Muramaru

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

Nov. 25, 2014
Tsuneo Muramaru, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. truck mechanic and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Company F, died at home. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Fusaye “Betty,” son Lester A., daughter Luanne S. Ross, brothers George and Sadao, sisters Hisayo Goto and Asayo Hirayama, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Moiliili Hongwanji Mission or Senshin Buddhist Temple, in care of Eugene Murakami, 1311 West 37th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007-3960.

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Arthur Thomas Jennings

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

Nov. 23, 2014
Arthur Thomas Jennings, 94, of Mililani, an attorney for the New York state Department of Labor, an Army veteran who served in the 92nd Infantry Division in Italy in World War II, a second lieutenant platoon leader for the 371st Infantry Regiment and a recipient of the Purple Heart, American Defense Ribbon and European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with two stars, died in Mililani. He was born in Point Peter, Ga. He is survived by wife Ernestine A. and daughters Dr. Anne M. Jennings-See, and Cynthia E. and Dr. Laura L. Jennings. Private services.

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Jarrett Alan Needham Sr.

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

Nov. 12, 2014
Jarrett Alan Needham Sr., 62, of Waianae, a Hawaii Army National Guard retiree, died in Ewa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jarrett A. Jr.; daughters Malia K. Dean and Kawela I Kai M.; brothers William, Joseph and Guy; sisters Beverly Mclaney and Debbie Alvarez; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

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John Nehemia Kaina Jr.

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

Nov. 27, 2014
John Nehemia Kaina Jr., 49, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard sergeant and a Star Com Construction Co. painter, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai daughter Maka, hanai son Alii, mother Barbara, sister Jonnetta Peters and hanai brother Randy Lum. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Dec. 13 at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hale Honu Building, Hale Koa Beach Campsite. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. Casual attire. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

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Tatsuo Ono

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

Nov. 25, 2014
Tatsuo Ono, 87, of Kahului, a retired irrigation supervisor for Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., died in Kula Hospital. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Miyoko; son Glenn; daughters Iris Kurisu, Karen Higa and Naomi Enomoto; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Kelvin Mark Abang

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

Oct. 16, 2014
Kelvin Mark Abang, 60, of Newark, Calif., formerly of Waianae, a welder and a Navy veteran, died in Palo Alto, Calif. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Paula R., daughters Alicia and Tainelle, son Kelvin II, mother Gladys M., brothers Butch and Terry, sisters Carolyn and Laverne, and three grandchildren. Services held in Newark. Final scattering of ashes in Waianae to be held in June. Contact family for details.

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Berdine Kapu

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

Nov. 1, 2014
Berdine “Kau’i” Kapu, 32, of Waianae, a student at Leeward Community College, died in Waianae. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by companion Clarence Kalama, son Eneki Kalama, daughter Jahlena Kalama, mother Rita Makekau, brother Ernest L. Jr. and sister Haunani Kalama. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Remigio Pascual Respicio

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

Nov. 13, 2014
Remigio Pascual “Roy” Respicio, 90, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Juanita R.; son Randolf “Randy”; daughters Renee Konen, Veronica Lata and Edwina Samante; brothers Artemio, Cornelio, Rosalino, James and Bruno Jr.; sisters Visitacion Smith and Catherine Cabudol; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ewa. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Loi Nguyen Adame

Posted On December 6th, 2014 -

Nov. 17, 2014
Loi Nguyen Adame, 84, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Saigon, Vietnam. She is survived by husband Jose, daughter Thu Thuy N. and a grandchild. Services pending.

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