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Samson King Fan Wong

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 5, 2014
Samson King Fan Wong, 82, of Kaneohe, a state Department of Taxation retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myrna S.M., sons Terence T.W. and Everard E.W., daughters Alison A.W. and Michele M.W., brother Herbert K.J., sisters Priscilla L.Y. Yuen and Beatrice C.Q. Souza, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. No flowers.

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Joyce Fay Brees

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July 12, 2014
Joyce Fay Brees, 83, of Jackson, Calif., died. She was born in California. She is survived by sons Burton L. and Steve L., four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside committal service at noon Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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Andres Nacorda Mirafuentes

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July 11, 2014
Andres Nacorda Mirafuentes, 51, of Lanai City, a hotel-industry maintenance employee, died at home. He was born in Cebu, Philippines. He is survived by sons Andres and Rodrigo; daughters Roslyn, Raina and April; brother Jose; sisters Teresa Lamay, Delia Divina, Edit Ozoa, Zenaida M. Echevaria and Thelma M. Moraga; and two grandchildren. Overnight vigil: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Lanai Filipino Club House. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Church. Burial to follow at Lanai City Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Iris Naomi Yamato

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 5, 2014
Iris Naomi Yamato, 53, of Kihei, Maui, a state Department of Education school administrative services assistant, died in Kihei. She was born in Wailuku. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Margarita Leina’ala Bueno

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June 11, 2014
Margarita Leina’ala “Marga” Bueno, 60, of Waikapu, Maui, a waitress, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Robert Baloran; daughters Tiare Bueno-Moniz and Tiana Baloran; brothers Christopher and Shane; sisters Violet Ho’opai, Marilyn Ka’ahanui, Henereit Taclan and Marsha-Ann Shepherd; stepmother Rosita; and seven grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ernesto Cabais Naira

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 7, 2014
Ernesto Cabais Naira, 90, of Kihei, Maui, a retired houseman at Stouffer’s Wailea Beach Resort, died at home. He was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Honesto, daughters Cristina Naira and Encarnita Aquino, sisters Marina Chua and Resureccion Naira, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Church, Kihei. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Luncheon to follow at the church in Stawasz Hall. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Masami Yamato

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 4, 2014
Masami Yamato, 99, of Kahului, a retired Kihei Elementary School principal and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Elaine, son Stanley, daughter Phyllis Takahashi, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Amparo Baldes Bulosan

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July 11, 2014
Amparo Baldes Bulosan, 89, of Kahului, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Johnny, Damian, Rolando and Reynaldo; daughters Aniceta Magarin, Victoria Tumaneng, Dionie Cabias, Remie Onnagan and Eleanor Aglugub; sister Marcela Manzano; 19 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church. Eulogy: 7:30 p.m. Mass: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the church. Eulogy: 11 a.m. Prayer service: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Antonette L. Nuuanu

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 25, 2014
Antonette L. “Toni” Nuuanu, 50, of Aiea, a pitcher in the Molokai women’s softball leagues, gold medalist in the Aloha State Games horseshoe tournaments and defensive linebacker with the Oahu Women’s Football League, died in Aiea. She was born in Nanakuli. She is survived by brothers Theodore Sr., Abraham Sr., Henry, Paul and Timothy, and sisters Libby Bicoy, Charmaine Kaawa, Wilma Nauka, Annie Kuakini, Veronica “Taba” and Nina Nuuanu, Pauline Morante and Virginia “Tiny” Chuberko. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Christopher Sung Tan Young

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 19, 2014
Christopher Sung Tan Young, 54, of Honolulu, a computer technology worker, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Brandon Konishi and Matthew Young, parents Albert and Elsie, brother Timothy, sisters Lisa Morita and Stephanie Langston, and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Rosita Unico Calderon

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July 6, 2014
Rosita Unico “Loly” Calderon, 87, of Wahiawa, a former schoolteacher and Del Monte supervisor, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Cirilo M.; son Andrew; daughters Betty Fitz, Chita and Delia Visitacion, and Elsa Calderon; stepmother Amancia S. Unico; brother Joseph Unico; sisters Mercedes Bugarin and Demetria Toledo; 19 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Prayer service: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Liona Pulefaasisina Lafitaga

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 4, 2014
Liona Pulefaasisina Lafitaga, 81, of Waimanalo, a retired state employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Felika; sons Vana, Vea, David, Liona Jr. and Milton; daughters Tiffany and Dorothy; sisters Sepua and Maina; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe stake center. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Dick Van Meerten

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 10, 2014
Dick Van Meerten, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired industrial engineer, died in Kailua. He was born in Indonesia. He is survived by son Dick F., daughter Lydia Y. Toledo, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Barbara Jean Barth

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 16, 2014
Barbara Jean Barth, 78, of Honolulu, a retired elementary school teacher for the Reading, Pa., school district, died in Honolulu. She was born in Reading. She is survived by husband Norman, daughters Laurian Lengel and Carol Hitchens, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Islands Hospice. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Doris Lai Look

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June 23, 2014
Doris Lai Look, 87, of Honolulu, a court reporter, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Danford, brother Edwin Lai and sisters Pearl Chang and Mildred Wong. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Nit Ung Lau Wong

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July 14, 2014
Nit Ung Lau Wong, 96, of Hilo, a retired hairstylist, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Terrence, two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Daniel Ikaika Batalona

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 3, 2014
Daniel Ikaika Batalona, 23, of Wahiawa, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Daniel and Dolores; brother Zachary; sisters Skye, Shawna and Ashley; and grandfather Alvin Rodrigues. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mabel Noikulani Swift Luke

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 13, 2014
Mabel Noikulani Swift Luke, 99, of Honolulu, a retired state licensed practical nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son William S. Gora Sr., daughters Maedyne Luke Molina and Leilani A. Luke, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Theodore Nyuk Fa Wong

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 16, 2014
Theodore Nyuk Fa “Ted” Wong, 75, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Department of Liquor Control supervisor, former police officer and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Frieda, daughters Krista Brooks and Robyn Wass, sister Roberta Fithian and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mokuaikaua Congregational Church, Kailua-Kona. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Keith Alan Brown

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

June 27, 2014
Keith Alan Brown, 60, of Kailua-Kona, a self-employed builder, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet Wells Brown, daughter Veronica R.N. Aubrey, mother Elizabeth A., brother Gary L., sister Diane and a grandchild. Services pending. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Melsena Montgomery

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 16, 2014
Melsena “Mel” Montgomery, 71, of Hanalei, Kauai, a teacher in Santa Cruz, Calif., and a Picassiette mosaic artist, died. She was born in Long Beach, Calif. She is survived by husband Donald, sons Peter and Michael, brother Larry Lease and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Kauai Hospice.

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Lambert Kaniela Yuen

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 6, 2014
Lambert Kaniela Yuen, 56, of Kahuku and Kaneohe, a merchant seaman, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Rosemary Webster; daughters Angela and Natasha; father Daniel; brothers Reggie and Kaipo Kaae, and Ronnie Davis; sisters Darnell Fernandez, Blossom Fonoimoana, Tammy Dwyer, Celeste Naea, Mahealani Ludwig and Dollie Davis; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahuku chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at Kahana Bay. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Fumiko Nakama Dison

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June 25, 2014
Fumiko Nakama “Fumi” Dison, 93, of Honolulu, a waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Herman Tadena; daughters Dolores Gascon, Gloria Spahn, Linda Mixson, Rofina “Fina” Rivera and Patricia Yogi; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Clayton Susumu Nakama

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

June 27, 2014
Clayton Susumu Nakama, 69, of Honolulu, principal broker and property manager of Clayton S. Nakama, Realtor and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia O., son Matthew K.S., daughters Michelle M.H. Baetiong and Carole Ann K.H.N. Masaki, brothers Stanley S. and Paul Y., sisters Mildred R. Shimabuku and Frances S. Scott, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Karen Tsurue Fujimoto

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July 15, 2014
Karen Tsurue Fujimoto, 69, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward M.; son Kevin M.; daughters Debora Y. Nakayama, Kimberly A. Welton and Wendy S. Jay; brothers Gerald and Charles Morita; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Robert A. Nesti

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 2, 2014
Robert A. “Bob” Nesti, 77, of Princeville, Kauai, a retired regional director for Boehringer Ingelheim, died at home. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y. He is survived by sons Robert Jr., Thomas, Tony and Sean; daughters Joann and Kim; brother Anthony Jr.; sisters Francesca Gabrielli, Janet Schubert, Michelle Nesti and Yvonne Rockwell; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. July 29 at Waioli Huiia Church, Hanalei. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity.

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Nancy Tsuruye Gibo

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 2, 2014
Nancy Tsuruye Gibo, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Matsu’s Coffee Shop waitress, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Sandra Atsuko Gibo, sister Tammi Yoko Shigemi, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services and burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Albert Noa Ohia

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

June 29, 2014
Albert Noa Ohia, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Leahi Hospital housekeeper and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Pamela P.; sons Clarence Kehau Correa, and Thomas and Eddie Ohia; daughters Alvina and Tracy Ohia, and Kaipo Correa; brother Colburn; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Wallace K. Isobe

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

June 10, 2014
Wallace K. “Wally” Isobe, 89, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor for Navy Public Works Center Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by wife Fumiko, son Gerald, daughters Ann Isobe and Gale Takiguchi, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. July 26 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Additional information for obituary published June 29.

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Hatsue Okata

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July 2, 2014
Hatsue Okata, 87, of Waipahu, a retired Waipahu Elementary School cafeteria manager, died in Waipahu. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Tetsuo, son Leland, daughter Clare Maeda, sister Yoshie Higuchi, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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