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Betty T. Kamisugi

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April 19, 2014
Betty T. Kamisugi, 96, of Wahiawa, a former Navy Exchange employee, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son David, daughters Janet Kimura and Karen Imamoto, brother Henry S. Ishida, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lisa Akiyo Yafuso

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May 22, 2014
Lisa Akiyo Yafuso, 50, of Aiea, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lance S.; sons Cody, Bryce and Cuyler; mother Elaine A. Gushiken; brothers Darrel and Lance Gushiken; and sister Hope Hironaga. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Maria Donata Bumanglag Layugan

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May 25, 2014
Maria Donata B. Layugan, 88, of Haliimaile, Maui, a plant nursery worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rodolfo and Felipe; daughters Crescencia Parilla, Emilia Paz and Beatriz Fabrao; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Sotero Yabes Yago Sr.

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May 12, 2014
Sotero Yabes Yago Sr., 93, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. mechanic, died at home. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Clarito, Sotero Jr., Edwin and Jaime, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Graveside committal services at noon at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Masami Aito

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May 28, 2014
Masami Aito, 82, of Hilo, proprietor of the former Pacific Rent-All Co. in Hilo and an Army veteran, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mae; daughters Joy Aito, Ann Cristobal and Lisa Ogata; brother Robert; and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Klothilde Elfriede Mayeda

Posted On June 7th, 2014 -

May 23, 2014
Klothilde Elfriede Mayeda, 85, of Hilo died in Bad Mergentheim, Germany. She was born in Germany. She is survived by sons Steven and Wayne, daughters Loreli Eberhardt and Faye M. Young, sister Edith Michelbach, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Juan Rabasa

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June 3, 2014
Juan “Johnny” Rabasa, 78, of Lihue, a retired U.S. Postal Service postmaster of the Kaumakani Post Office and an Army veteran, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Minako, daughter Shirley Dennis, sons John and Jimmy, brother Pete, sisters Tina Brun and Pauline Ibia, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

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Patricia Loretta Ciano

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May 11, 2014
Patricia Loretta Ciano, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Grand Falls, Canada. She is survived by son Gordon, daughter Sheila, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Carlos Garvida Mercado

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May 1, 2014
Carlos Garvida Mercado, 88, of Kapolei, a retired Freeman Guards Inc. security guard at Maluhia Hospital and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marquita S. “Violeta”; sons Orlando, Edgardo and Rimando; daughter Sonia S.; sister Magdalena M. Galiza; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. June 14 at the mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Joan Singleton Rea

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May 27, 2014
Joan Singleton Rea, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired federal government receptionist, died at home. She was born in New York. She is survived by daughter Lynn Oguma, five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Akiko Hanano

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May 27, 2014
Akiko Hanano, 87, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk, died at home. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Richard; sons Michael, Leslie and Ricky; daughter Marvis; brother Kenneth H. Yoshimatsu; sisters Kiyome Yoshimatsu and Rose Y. Markey; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m.

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Susumu Miyashiro

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May 20, 2014
Susumu Miyashiro, 81, of Honolulu, a civil engineer for the state Department of Transportation and an Army veteran, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Kapulena, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Kiyoshi and Yoshiaki “Yoshi,” and sister Fusako. No services.

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Buddy Lee Mahalo Silva

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May 25, 2014
Buddy Lee Mahalo Silva, 61, of Honolulu, a Weyerhaeuser laborer, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Gabriel; brothers Nalo, Keka, Butchie, Kuaiva, Kino and Nakuwana; and sisters Honey Girl, Vivian and Louise. Private services.

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Michael Soyei Kaneshiro

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May 7, 2014
Michael Soyei “Pastor Mike” Kaneshiro, 87, of Wahiawa, a retired missionary and Japanese pastor at Calvary Independent Church, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Koolau, Kauai. He is survived by son James; daughters Merle Jones, and Lynne and Annie Kaneshiro; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Independent Church, 1375 California Ave., Wahiawa. Services: 10:30 a.m. No flowers.

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Ella Mineko Mizuguchi

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May 2, 2014
Ella Mineko Mizuguchi, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Muu Muu Factory to You supervisor, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Yoshikazu, sons Calvin T. and Brian N., daughter Ann K. Taniyama, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Sherborn Koelling Smiddy

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June 2, 2014
Sherborn Koelling Smiddy, 98, of Georgetown, Texas, a Hawaii island manager for Hawaiian Telephone Co., died in Georgetown. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dee, son James and daughter Janie S. Lamb. Services in Georgetown. No flowers. Donations suggested to Shriners and Scottish Rite hospitals.

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Sung Mo Kang

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May 27, 2014
Sung Mo Kang, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Korean government police officer, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by sons Tae Hong and Tae Young; daughters Hyun Suk, Hyun Ran and Hyun Mee; two brothers; a sister; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Morris M. Nakamura

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May 7, 2014
Morris M. Nakamura, also known as “This Abled Painter,” 64, of Ewa Beach, a finish carpenter, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsa, daughters Melissa Perpignan and Kristine Morton, hanai son Keone Phithamma, brother Glenn, sister Audrey Morales and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Mildred Subica

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June 1, 2014
Mildred Subica, 85, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Myron and Milton, daughters Madeline Sehna and Maureen Subica, brother Alvin Rapoza, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Marianna L. Klimenko

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June 2, 2014
Marianna L. Klimenko, 82, of Honolulu died in Hale Ku ‘Ike Memory Care Facility. She was born in Basel, Switzerland. She is survived by husband Michael, sons Andreas Klimenko and Markus Lynn-Klimenko, daughters Anna Lanz and Martha Petrides, and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha chapter. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Danson B. Nauka

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June 2, 2014
Danson B. Nauka, 64, of Nanakuli, a retired construction laborer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center-West Oahu. He was born in Nanakuli. He is survived by wife Caroline D., son Gregory H.K., daughter Sunsiree S.U.K., brother Canias L., sisters Valma Luhia and Vivian Peahi, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: noon Aug. 23 at Nanakuli Beach Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. For more information, contact Caroline Nauka at 348-4734, Sunsiree Nauka at 852-1930 or Renee Nauka at 445-8457.

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Sadako Sueoka

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March 26, 2014
Sadako Sueoka, 98, of Hilo, a homemaker, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Harold, daughters Marian Hamada and Doris Kimura, brothers Jerry and Yoshito Nishioka, sister Caro-lyn Saito, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. June 14 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m.

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Shirley J. Kollmeyer

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May 29, 2014
Shirley J. Kollmeyer, 90, of Honolulu, a former special-education teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Sharon K. Gerfen, caregivers Sumi Kollmeyer and Maile Drake, two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ronald Charles Nolan

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May 24, 2014
Ronald Charles “Bucko” Nolan, 72, of Kaneohe, a retired radiological technologist and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Washington, Ind. He is survived by wife Gail O., daughter Teresa “Chong Tim” Oana, brother George and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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George K. Tomei

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April 5, 2014
George K. Tomei, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village chef and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ivan M., daughters Iris K. Quinto and Cheryl K.T. Suzuki, brother Lincoln, sisters Helen Uchida and Alice Ihara, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Barbara Joan Lancaster

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May 27, 2014
Barbara Joan Lancaster, 57, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by mother Yvonne; brothers Mark, Craig, Robert and Thomas; and sisters Marie and Annette. Private services.

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Luviminda Alop Ortal

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May 21, 2014
Luviminda Alop Ortal, 67, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a retired Thrifty Mart baker, died at home. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Adlaine Joy Portela and Kristen Lyn Freitas; brothers Froilan, Enrile, Danilo, Pompeyo Jr., Noel, Jerson, Samuel and Eugene Alop; sisters Febe Gallardo, Editha Casteneda and Marinore Cadiz; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. June 21 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Enriqueta Rasay Tuvera

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May 18, 2014
Enriqueta Rasay “Kathy” Tuvera, 86, of Honolulu, a caregiver for Marcia’s Adult Foster Home, died in Honolulu. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Albert R., daughters Marcia T. Dumlao and Mary Jane D.R. Tuvera-Takemoto, brothers Alejandro and Julio Rasay, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. June 14 at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Patrick C. Lee

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May 28, 2014
Patrick C. Lee, 58, of Honolulu, an assistant store manager for Tori Richard Ala Moana, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Mary, brother John and sisters Carol Hines and Mahealani Lyons. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Velma Chang Pinson

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May 29, 2014
Velma Chang Pinson, 90, of Honolulu, a budget clerk and stenographer, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Waihee, Maui. She is survived by daughter Leslie Ann Brewster, stepson Charles Jr., sister Sadie Ahlo and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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