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Michael John Raymondo

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Aug. 16, 2016
Michael John Raymondo, 60, of Waipahu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard welder and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by six sons; a daughter; father Avelino; brothers Benjamin, Alexander and Anthony; sister Shirley; companion Sara Ah Nee; and 19 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Toshiaki Hayashida

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

Sept. 6, 2016
Toshiaki “Buff” Hayashida, 90, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County Police Department captain and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dora, son Jon, daughter DeeJay Driver, sister Nora Maeda and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Helen Fernandes Robinson

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May 31, 2016
Helen Fernandes Robinson, 100, of Waimea, Kauai, a Hanapepe Public Library librarian, died at home. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by sons Alvin W., Kenneth and Robin; sister Betty Ackerley; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Henry Clyde Hibbard Jr.

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Aug. 27, 2016
Henry Clyde Hibbard Jr., 93, of Honolulu, a retired cook at various hospitals, died in Honolulu. He was born in Oregon. He is survived by daughter Sharon Kauhi, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 22 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Irving Kunito Shimada

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

Aug. 7, 2016
Irving Kunito “Kuni” Shimada, 90, of Honolulu, a master plumber and former Heide & Cooke employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Nancy, son Carl, brother Calvin H., sister Kikuyo and a grandchild. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Henry Komomua Ka’aha’aina

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

Aug. 15, 2016
Henry Komomua Ka’aha’aina, 82, of Waianae, a retired refrigeration mechanic at Barbers Point, a Sheraton Makaha retiree and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Ethel, sons Randie and Rickie, daughters Ramona Ka’aha’aina and Regina Armitage, brother Andrew, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Valentine Kihapiilani Taka

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

Sept. 7, 2016
Valentine Kihapiilani Taka, 86, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County engineering inspector and a Hawaii County surveyor, died at his family’s residence. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Wayne and Theodore, daughter Valerie Oskins, brothers Samuel and Daniel, sister Victoria Chan, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at Hilo Seventhday Adventist Church. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 23 at the church. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Hilo. Casual attire.

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John Allen Kuulaau Kahale

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

Sept. 11, 2016
John Allen Kuulaau Kahale, 59, of Waimanalo, a security guard and an Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Mapu Lorenzo, Bernie Bascar, Marian “Aloha” Warriner, Yolanda “Ui” Myers and Dorie-Ann B. Kahale. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Alumita Lebakara Tapusoa

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

Sept. 6, 2016
Alumita Lebakara Tapusoa, 53, of Laie, a mail clerk at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Fiji. She is survived by husband Siatima; daughter Melania Tulele; mother Ruci Tulele; and brothers Eroni, Josefata and Peceli Tulele, and Ilaisa Tulele Jr. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 23 at Laie North Stake Center, 55-630 Naniloa Loop. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Anita M. Kahaleo’umi

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

Aug. 28, 2016
Anita M. Kahaleo’umi, 67, of Waianae, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wendell K. Jr., Ryan K. and Kurtis L.; daughters Anna P. Hardy-Kahaleo’umi and Pualani K., Michelle K. and Mana Kahaleo’umi; mother Mary C. Blasque; brother Thomas A. Blasque Jr.; sisters Mary Ann Daguio and Frances Blasque; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 22 at St. Rita Catholic Church. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: oahu mortuary.com.

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Frank Rivera Torres

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

Sept. 9, 2016
Frank Rivera “Junior” Torres, 78, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a warehouse supervisor at Baldwin Piano in Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Debra, son Frank, daughter Georgianne Wilcox, stepson Harlen, stepdaughter Cherish, sister Frances Gouveia and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No services. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Stanley Edward Kain

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

Sept. 11, 2016
Stanley Edward Kain, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired minister and a Navy veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Chilocco, Okla. He is survived by sons Robert and Ronald, daughters Rebecca Schumacher and Nancy Pace, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Helen L. Tortora

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

Sept. 9, 2016
Helen L. Tortora, 98, of Kailua died in Kailua. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by son Brick, daughter Carla Hartsell, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private inurnment. Donations suggested to Islands Hospice, 1301 Young St., Suite 300, Honolulu, HI 96814.

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Isaac Kekaulike Kamoku Jr.

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

Sept. 7, 2016
Isaac Kekaulike “Buddy” Kamoku Jr., 62, of Hilo, a former Hawaii County lifeguard, policeman and fire rescue specialist, died. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by brothers Edward “Eddie,” Bill “Budu” and Harold “Bro”; and sisters Laura “Lala” and Coralee “Cori” Kamoku, Mary “Tita” Clarke and Patricia “Pattie” Ioane. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Sumie Uda

Posted On September 16th, 2016 -

Aug. 5, 2016
Sumie “Bette” Uda, 93, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kealakehe, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Frank Y. and sister Shizuko Kaplan. Private services.

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Thelma Kuo

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Aug. 28, 2016
Thelma Kuo, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimuki Intermediate School counselor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son George “Keoki,” sisters Anita Luke and Jean Chung, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sept. 22 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Graveside services: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Condolences: diamondhead mortuary.net.

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Tommy Yukito Umeda

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Aug. 8, 2016
Tommy Yukito Umeda, 91, of Honolulu, a retired sheet metal worker and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maria, son Allen Y., sister Betty Yamasaki and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Dennis H.K. Dunn

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

Aug. 28, 2016
Dennis H.K. Dunn, 72, of Kaneohe, a Smith Barney financial adviser, stockbroker, Army veteran and Marine Corps veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marilyn, daughters Abigail Apana and Amy S. Laboy, brothers Harrison and Ronald, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 20 at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Donald Wah Jun Young

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

Sept. 5, 2016
Donald Wah Jun Young, 84, of Aiea, a sales employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yoshiko, son Derek, daughter Carol Kita, brother Robert and sisters Violet Lee, Sadie Wong and Patsy Ching. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Nobuko Urata Hashimura

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

Aug. 27, 2016
Nobuko Urata Hashimura, 89, of Kauai, a McBryde Plantation payroll clerk, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. She is survived by son Eric, daughter Gail Emoto, brother Tsuruo J. Urata, sister Sueko Higa, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Herbert Hirohiko Higa

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

Aug. 13, 2016
Herbert Hirohiko Higa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Castle & Cooke heavy-equipment mechanic, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Elaine N., daughters Danette Higa and Charlene Oyasato, sisters Alice Uehara and Flora Nohara, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Florence Gascon Highland and Jacob Alapaki Highland

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March 19, 2012 and Nov. 23, 2015
Florence Gascon Highland, 77, a homemaker, and Jacob Alapaki Highland, 83, an Air Force veteran, both of Novato, Calif., will be remembered in committal services 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. They died in Novato. He was a member of the inaugural U.S. Olympic volleyball team in 1964. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He was born in Honolulu. They are survived by sons Michael and Ken; daughters Puanani Wilson, Iwalani Stover and Karen Roberts; and 11 grandchildren. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Franklin Takeo Hokama

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

Sept. 1, 2016
Franklin Takeo Hokama, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Waialae Country Club groundskeeper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gail, sons Wendell and Guy, daughters Ramona Hokama and Linda Fujiwara, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lily Yuriko Inouye

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Sept. 7, 2016
Lily Yuriko Inouye, 93, of Hilo died in Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gordon, Vernon and Grayson; daughter Adrianne “Ami” Lamson; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

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Ta Hio Kang

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

Aug. 8, 2016
Ta Hio Kang, 84, of Pearl City, a Lockheed Air Terminal Inc. retiree and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Jessie J.; son Trebor; daughter Lynnette Nunez; brothers Tayoo and Tagay; sisters Rose Gaspar, Alice Kong and Sohny Strong; and five grandchildren. Private services. Flowers welcome.

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Alice Gladys Mew Tai Medeiros

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

Aug. 23, 2016
Alice Gladys Mew Tai Medeiros, 88, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Waipouli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Wayne S. and Wade W. Wells; daughters Sunday June M. Kenison and Charmaine A. Moura; brothers Duke and Ralph Ching; sisters Frances Tabakman, Eleanor White, Mildred Lowney and Mary Duque; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a. m. Sept. 21 at St. Ann’s Church, Kaneohe. Services: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Manuel Harold Medeiros

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

Sept. 9, 2016
Manuel Harold Medeiros, 77, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a James Stewart Ranch cowboy, owner of MM Farm and Medeiros’ Piggery, and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Pahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Fay; sons Kyle, Korey and Kelly; daughter Tammy Dotton; stepsons Addyson and Devin Lai; stepdaughters Jana Lindsey and Rona Schmidt; brother Albert; sister Mary Jumalon; 24 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 19 at St. Michael Catholic Church on Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Magnolia Young Myhre

Posted On September 15th, 2016 -

Aug. 9, 2016
Magnolia Young Myhre, 63, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in Kapolei. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband Dr. John L. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Sept. 15 at Oahu Cemetery. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Harold Katsuji Oda

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Sept. 2, 2016
Harold Katsuji “Kats” Oda, 84, of Pearl City, a retired Air Force graphic artist and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Patsy; sons Darrell, Warren and Kevin; daughter Karen Noda; brother Charlie; sister Fusako Rodrigues; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Erma Anita O’Toole

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Aug. 31, 2016
Erma Anita O’Toole, 72, of Kaneohe, a retired clerk for the City and County of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Leonard “Cowboy,” sons James Freitas and Sampson O’Toole, daughter Tammy, brothers Joaquin “Jack” and Philbert “Phil” Freitas, sisters Theresa Shaw and Doreen Sumiski, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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