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Winona Kuulei Salavea

Posted On June 20th, 2015 -

May 19, 2015
Winona Kuulei Salavea, 71, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert, Piliopo, Sefo M., Paletasala and Jeremiah A.K.; daughters Letia and Rita; stepsons Matulino and Polo Atumata, and Matuenga Meager; stepdaughters Katerina Mika, Sovita Maiava and Fia Lau; sister Pearl Palimoo; 31 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass at noon. Private burial. Red attire. Flowers welcome.

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Epifania Simogan Bernaldez

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May 11, 2015
Epifania Simogan “Panya” Bernaldez, 87, of Waianae, a retired public school teacher in Guindulman, Bohol, Philippines, died in Kapolei. She was born in Guindulman. She is survived by sons Claudio S., Marcelo S., Conrado S. and Patricio S.; daughter Praxedes B. Ramones; sister Flavia S. Balo; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rita Catholic Church, Nanakuli. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mary Louise Kenney

Posted On June 20th, 2015 -

April 19, 2015
Mary Louise Kenney, 94, of Hanalei, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hollywood, Calif. She is survived by daughters MaryLou Drummy, Sandy K. Termin and Susan McConnell; sons Charles and Thomas; sister Ginny Lessing; brother Tom Lacy; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. June 27 at St. William Catholic Church, Hanalei.

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Alfred F. Santos

Posted On June 20th, 2015 -

May 25, 2015
Alfred F. Santos, 64, of Hilo, a retired construction company truck driver and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Karen E. Fukunaga; daughter Jonelle; son Justin; hanai daughters Justine Camba and Roslyn Fukunaga; brothers Daniel Jr., Bernard, Christopher B. and Jeffrey; sisters Diana Alameida, Jessica Gonsalves, Roberta Rabauliman and Danette Range; and 10 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at Wailoa State Park Large Pavilion, Hilo. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Jack Ralph Burian

Posted On June 20th, 2015 -

June 3, 2015
Jack Ralph Burian, 71, of Honolulu, a Notkin Hawaii mechanical engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Rosalina O.; son Albert; brothers Fred, Robert and Tom; and sister Barbara Michelin. Private services.

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Alvina Tsuyako Kono

Posted On June 20th, 2015 -

May 30, 2015
Alvina Tsuyako Kono, 86, of Honolulu, owner of Alvina’s Barber Shop, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughter Eileen Macabeo, brothers Iwao and Takashi Okemura, and a grandchild. Private services.

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George Masao Shimabuku

Posted On June 20th, 2015 -

June 2, 2015
George Masao Shimabuku, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Kahala Elementary School custodian and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Dane, Bruce, Lance and Scott; mother Sumiko; brother Edwin Shimabukuro; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Teofilo P. Campos

Posted On June 20th, 2015 -

May 13, 2015
Teofilo P. “Pilo” Campos, 93, of Honolulu, a retired construction employee for Pacific Construction Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Geronimo “Gerry,” daughters Herminia C. Querido and Ernestina C. Bucasas, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Takeru Kumashiro

Posted On June 20th, 2015 -

May 18, 2015
Takeru Kumashiro, also known as “Kuma” and “Take,” 83, of Mililani, a retired Dole Cannery machine operator and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in the Queen’s Medical Center West. He was born in Fukuoka, Japan. He is survived by wife Violet I.; daughters Cindy M. Yoshida, Cathy S. Young and Jill Y. Hori; sisters Grace M. Unemori and Florence K. Doi; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Dennis Yoshito Takahashi

Posted On June 20th, 2015 -

June 7, 2015
Dennis Yoshito Takahashi, 70, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Liane D. Takahashi-Chen; brothers James and Charles; sisters Akiko “Ruth” Asuka, Ethel Suetani, Florence Shinno, Clara Tanigawa and Linda Schneider; and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Clarence A. Gamatero

Posted On June 19th, 2015 -

May 26, 2015
Clarence A. Gamatero, 40, of Honolulu, a McDonald’s assistant manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Kevin Cambe, daughter Jessica Cambe, parents Eleazer and Francisca, brothers Virgilio and Jefferson, and sisters Josephine and Eliza Gamatero, and Maridel Pagdilao. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kalihi. Eulogy: 9:45 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Bertha L. Hardisty

Posted On June 19th, 2015 -

June 4, 2015
Bertha L. Hardisty, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Physician’s Mutual Insurance Co. application support lead text coordinator in Omaha, Neb., died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Union, Iowa. She is survived by companion Matthew Ford, sons Trent Williams Sr. and Charles R. Williams III, daughters Nanette A. Dotts and Robin M. Lerner, sisters Martha E. Brag and Elinor R. Gray, 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Private celebration of life held. Graveside services to be held at a later date in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

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John Kim Jr.

Posted On June 19th, 2015 -

June 9, 2015
John Kim Jr., 60, of Waianae, a retired Navy chief petty officer and a former employee at Kapolei Golf Course, died in Waianae. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by father John Sr., brothers Brian and Danny, and sisters Camille Oliver and Lisa Bryant. Private services. Updated information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Bobby G. Lowry

Posted On June 19th, 2015 -

June 13, 2015
Bobby G. Lowry, 74, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a painter and handyman, died in Nakamaru Hale. He was born in Texarkana, Ark. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Pahoehoe Beach Park, Kailua-Kona. Casual attire.

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Susana O. Maines

Posted On June 19th, 2015 -

May 21, 2015
Susana O. Maines, 97, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Manuel, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Reynaldo, daughters Virginia Fagel and Rosalina C. Urmeneta, sister Leonora Andres, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Carolyn Mitsuko Paet

Posted On June 19th, 2015 -

May 20, 2015
Carolyn Mitsuko Paet, 61, of Honolulu, a retired personnel technician at the University of Hawaii’s dean’s office for the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Enrique T. Jr.; daughters Sherie Tamura, Sharlynn Paet and Shelley Pacheco; brother Randall Gibo; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Eligio Reyes Jr.

Posted On June 19th, 2015 -

June 7, 2015
Eligio “Joe” Reyes Jr., 76, of Aiea, a Loomis Armored Car Service employee and an Army veteran, died. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Kuulei; son Ross; daughters Susan Lincoln and Lynn Reyes; stepmother Trinidad Estavillo; brothers Tolentino, Teodorico “Teddy,” Clement, Russell and Teodorico; sisters Rosita Yadao, Dolores Keller, Thelma Alcon, Olinda Shefte, Adela Aamold, Sharon and Charlotte Reyes, Prisca Reyes-Clipper, Dolly Ai, Allison Mamala, and Endille Mendoza; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1723 Beckley St., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Annie Abadilla Sanchez

Posted On June 19th, 2015 -

May 31, 2015
Annie Abadilla Sanchez, 94, of Aiea, a retiree from Bishop Insurance and American Savings Insurance, died in Aiea. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by husband Cecilio, son Reynaldo, daughters Delia Bacani and Sylvia Pangilinan, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Flora Pudiquet Soliman

Posted On June 19th, 2015 -

May 12, 2015
Flora Pudiquet Soliman, 91, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Agapito; sons Rogelio and Artemio; daughters Grace and Brenda Soliman, Melchora Antonio, Luzviminda Badua and Imelda Pudiquet; sister Carolina Pascual; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program and eulogy: 9:30 a.m. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Coe Taylor

Posted On June 19th, 2015 -

June 12, 2015
Coe Taylor, 64, of Mililani, a Marine Corps retiree who served in the Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield, died in Mililani. He was born in Thomasville, Ala. He is survived by brothers Charlie P., Shelton G. and Richard; and sisters Sara Williams, Annie Lee Mitchell, Patricia Pope and Lillie Gaines. Services to be held in Thomasville.

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Jewel Wright Todd

Posted On June 19th, 2015 -

May 23, 2015
Jewel Wright Todd, 86, of Hilo, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. business associate, died in Waikoloa, Hawaii. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Vernon “Sparky” and Wendell “Skipper” Wright; brother Kenneth Wedemeyer; sisters Ruth Kam, Winona Gaison, Bridget Iseke and Myrna Arakaki; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Satindra Nath Bhatia

Posted On June 19th, 2015 -

June 16, 2015
Satindra Nath Bhatia, 87, of Honolulu and Bangalore, India, a surgeon physician, died in Honolulu. He was born in India. He is survived by wife Indra, son Rajiv, daughters Dr. Mina Ganapathy and Tina Kishore, brothers Ramesh and Harendra, sister Neerja and six grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Jacqueline M. Fifita

Posted On June 19th, 2015 -

June 6, 2015
Jacqueline M. Fifita, 79, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in California. She is survived by husband Saletili and daughter Josephine Fuka. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St. Donations suggested to First United Methodist Church.

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Thomas Herman Blackwell

Posted On June 18th, 2015 -

May 24, 2015
Thomas Herman Blackwell, 68, of Honolulu, a retired master plumber at A-1 Hydro Mechanics and Hale Koa Hotel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Newton, Mich. He is survived by wife Yolanda; daughters Melissa Souza, Cecilia Shaner, Donna-Lee Leanio and Christina Blackwell; sister Patricia Jernigan; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Edmundo Alipio Buenaluz

Posted On June 18th, 2015 -

May 25, 2015
Edmundo Alipio Buenaluz, 61, of Kaneohe, a Moana Surfrider Hotel housekeeper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Santa Barbara, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rebecca; son Jed; daughter Primrose; brothers Placido Jr. and Emmanuel; and sisters Victoria Aquino, Teresita Maurie, Julie Chanchico, Maria V. Centeno, Maria L. Tamayo and Faye Reyes. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Daniel M. Dela Pena

Posted On June 18th, 2015 -

May 10, 2015
Daniel M. “Danny” Dela Pena, 71, of Pearl City, a Japan Airlines ramp service retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rosalie, daughters Dansalie “Dans” Kamelamela and Shannon Kekuna, brother Benedict “Bena,” five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at First Assembly of God, Red Hill. Services: 6 p.m.

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Franklin Munoz Fernando

Posted On June 18th, 2015 -

May 24, 2015
Franklin Munoz Fernando, 87, of Waipahu, an Oahu Country Club retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Violeta R.; sons Rolando and Napoleon; daughters Marilyn Gomez, Lavinia Solanio, Isabelita Fernando, Rowena Semana and Marissa Ritsos; and sister Florina Monte. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lance Kurihara

Posted On June 18th, 2015 -

May 29, 2015
Lance Kurihara, 49, of Kaneohe and Indianapolis, died in Indianapolis. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cheryl, calabash son Rigel Hahn and brothers Riki and Brice. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Saturday at Kualoa Ranch. Casual attire.

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Estulana Roska Laput

Posted On June 18th, 2015 -

June 7, 2015
Estulana Roska Laput, 77, of Honolulu, a retired beautician and lay minister for the Catholic Diocese, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Asturias, Cebu, Philippines. She is survived by son Edward; daughters Marie Del Castillo, Gundelina “Ann” Minga and Christine Sagrado; brother Moses Roska; sister Armi Fabian; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Debra Joy Matsukawa

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May 27, 2015
Debra Joy Matsukawa, 58, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Humane Society administrator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Mike Cullen, mother Elsie and brothers Wayne and Alan. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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