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Alexander Pagan

Posted On May 17th, 2016 -

May 6, 2016
Alexander Pagan, also known as “Sonny,” “Chico” and “Pops,” 93, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alexander Jr.; daughters Rose Bradley, Trudy Monte and Betty Masuno; hanai son Tim; brother Albert; sister Armenia Broff-Gifford; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 18 at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. May 19 at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Casual red, white or black attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Makiko Makii

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 19, 2016
Makiko Makii, 90, of Kaneohe, a federal government secretary, died in Kailua. She was born in Kamuela, Hawaii. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Frances Medeiros

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 11, 2016
Frances “Franny” Medeiros, 77, of Ewa Beach, a retired employee of Host International and Marriott Corp., died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Elton E. Alcover; daughters Geri Yabes, Manilynn P. “Manu” Rivera and Mara M. de la Cruz; brothers Jose “Uncle Joe” Baylon and Alfred “Fredo” Gomera; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 20 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gloria Susanne Medeiros

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 10, 2016
Gloria Susanne Medeiros, 72, of Lihue, a retired Home Depot phone operator, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by husband Ernest; son Ernest L.; daughters Christina Medeiros, Gina Ramson and Laurenne Nishimori; brothers Edward, Ernest, Dennis and Fred Palacio; sisters Theresa Luis, Shirleen Palacio and Elisa Cline; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. May 23 at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Dorothea Leialoha Cummings

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 8, 2016
Dorothea Leialoha “Lei” Cummings, 77, of Waimanalo, a retired Ann Pearl Care Home cook, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Albert Jr.; sons Albert III, Dwayne J. and Jeffrey J.; daughter Jaylene L. Greig; sister Lou Ann Pinnow; 24 grandchildren; and 54 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 23 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. June 7 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mie Bernice Michimoto

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

March 28, 2016
Mie Bernice Michimoto, 98, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Togs seamstress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kona. She is survived by four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Herbert L. DeCosta

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 12, 2016
Herbert L. DeCosta, 86, of Waipahu, a Marine Corps veteran and a private branch exchange technician, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Norma “Piola,” daughter Jade and brother Douglas. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Doris Yoshimi Murakami

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 19, 2016
Doris Yoshimi Murakami, 87, of Pearl City, a former Honolulu Star-Bulletin employee and a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by daughter Luanne Someda, son Erin, brothers Joe H. and Shiro Taniguchi, sisters Jane T. Shiroma and Gloria H. Okada, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 19 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Harold Richard Fernandez

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 2, 2016
Harold Richard Fernandez, 79, of Ookala, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar service truck driver and a Global Protective Services security guard at Laupahoehoe Transfer Station, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is suvived by wife BettyAnn Fernandez; son Randall H. “Randy”; daughters June Matsuda, Carolyn Martin and Desiree Kaluahine; brothers Ernest and Sam Thomas Sr., and Leonard Midallia; sisters Lyla Ann Midallia and Lorraine Acdal; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. May 21 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Laupahoehoe. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Ookala Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Masani Lesmasaniai Nanai-Ripley

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 3, 2016
Masani Lesmasaniai Nanai- Ripley, 58, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by son Edmund P. Ripley; daughters Violet Ripley and Sharodine Ripley-Tuimaseve; mother Alofa Nanai; brothers Sape, Auau, Isitolo, Saaga and Palemene Nanai; sisters Siapo, Malia, Mareta, Fiapaipai and So’o Maria Nanai, and Fiapaipai Talili; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 20 at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. May 21 at the church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial park. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Margaret Asako Tokioka Fox

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

Sept. 14, 2015
Margaret Asako Tokioka Fox, 93, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Wayne Uyemura, and Clarence Jr. and Russell Fox; daughter Darlene Harbor; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Tatsuko Nishimura

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 17, 2016
Tatsuko Nishimura, 91, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Taxation delinquent tax collection assistant, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Brian, Kyle and Eugene; brother Tokiwo Nagata; sister Sue Saiki; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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David Sadao Higa

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 6, 2016
David Sadao Higa, 83, of Waianae, vice president of Robert Kaya Builders, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Barbara Jean; sons David S. Jr. and Howard H.; daughters Brandi T. Higa and Cierra J. Kauhane; brothers Larry and Katsumi; sisters Kiyono Au, Mildred Tamaki, Lillian Kashiwabara and Esther Tanaka; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. May 27 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. June 7 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Yoshitsugu Nishimura

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

March 29, 2016
Yoshitsugu Nishimura, 89, of Wahiawa died in Aiea. He was born in Kukuiula, Kauai. He is survived by wife Chikako; son Roland; daughters Karen Oshiro and Janice Shizumura; brothers Yukitsugu and Robert; sisters Tsugie Kadota, Helen Ebesu, Sara Imamura, Reiko Iga and Kay Inouye; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Suekichi Higa

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 1, 2016
Suekichi Higa, 85, of Aiea, a retired Army communication specialist and veteran, died. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Joan, son Alan, brother Isamu, sister Yoshino Miike and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Grace Teruko Nogami

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 5, 2016
Grace Teruko Nogami, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Amy Nogami and Lei Nakamoto, brother Carl Masuhara and two grandchildren. Private services.

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John Atsuo Imoto

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

March 31, 2016
John Atsuo Imoto, 73, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran, financial adviser and insurance agent, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Merced, Calif. He is survived by wife Linda, son Jared, daughter Jolyn and brothers David and Robert. Visitation: 1 p.m. May 22 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Setsuyoshi James Osato

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 4, 2016
Setsuyoshi James Osato, 83, of Kapolei, an Air Force veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Edith E.; son Jerold; daughters Joan, Jill and Jana; sister Faye Hasegawa; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Inurnment: 2 p.m. May 20 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Margaret Matilda Kahalewai

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 20, 2016
Margaret Matilda Kahalewai, 89, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Cindy McEnroe and Cynthia Walker, stepson Albert, brothers Clarence and William Ortiz, sisters Sherry Colon and Clara Sanchez, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 19 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mildred G. Ouye

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 5, 2016
Mildred G. Ouye, 105, of Hakalau, Hawaii, a retired Hakalau Elementary and Intermediate School teacher, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Keith D., Francis D. and Delbert; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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William Masao Kaneko

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 10, 2016
Dr. William Masao Kaneko, also known as “Bill” and “Billy,” 80, of Honolulu, a retired dentist, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia, son Jason, daughter Cindy Iinuma and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. May 22 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ryan Luis Navarro Recites

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 15, 2016
Ryan Luis Navarro Recites, 5, of Lahaina died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Dan E. Recites and Rose A. Navarro; sister Danica R.; grandparents Danilo and Estrella Recites, and Rogelio and Evangeline Navarro; and great-grandfather Ernesto Barlaan. Visitation: 6 p.m. May 23 at Maria Lanakila Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 24 at the church. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Condolences: ballard familymortuaries.com.

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Robert Kaoihana

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 10, 2016
Robert Kaoihana, 72, of Pearl City, a retired Kokami Electrical Service electrician and an Air Force veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen, son Jason, daughter Shanelle Vallente, brother William H. Jr., sister Julia Young, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 21 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Cristina Domingo Sacro

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 24, 2016
Cristina Domingo “Tinang” Sacro, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Plantation employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brother Venancio and sisters Josephine Miguel, Mary Ulep and Erlinda Sacro. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 20 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 21 at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Wayne Nobuyuki Kato

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 18, 2016
Wayne Nobuyuki Kato, 95, of Aiea, a retired federal civil service supervisor at Kapalama Ordnance Department, died in Aiea. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Kay K., son Clayton, brothers Dennis and Yasuto, sister Elaine Kamibayashi and a grandchild. Private services.

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Frederick Tao

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 1, 2016
Frederick “Fred” Tao, 85, of Pearl City, a retired Federal Aviation Administration employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betsy, sons Glenn and Steven, daughter Cathy Tao-Alexanderson, brothers John and Jesse, sister Alice Watanabe, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 19 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Joanne Kekuewa

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 21, 2016
Joanne Kekuewa, 78, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Bret, Blayne, Boyd and Brandon Yap; daughter Puamaeole Costa; brother Melvin; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

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Dagmar Sachie Uehara

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 30, 2016
Dagmar Sachie Uehara, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Kalihi Kai Elementary School teacher, died in Hale Malamalama. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Darryl, daughter Corrie, sisters June Kakigi and Jean Nakahodo, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 22 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Diane Lynn Lau

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 22, 2016
Diane Lynn “Salty” Lau, 68, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Denver. She is survived by son Ryan T. Lau and sister Karen A. Matyk-Thies. Visitation: 6 p.m. May 20 at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Keoni W. Wood

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 11, 2016
Keoni W. Wood, 54, of Pearl City died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Keoni N., daughters Chandal and Ashley, sisters Noelani Arnett and Maile Perry, and parents Elia and Evelyn J.P. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 21 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newtown Ward. Services: noon. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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