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Uini Foafoa

Posted On January 1st, 2016 -

Dec. 8, 2015
Uini Foafoa, 35, of Waipahu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lawie Liftee; sons Uniferiti, Iosua and Tyler; daughters Lauwae, Afaga and Destiny; mother Pule Payne; and hanai mother Lagi Ufiufi. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Linda Marie Spangler

Posted On January 1st, 2016 -

Dec. 19, 2015
Linda Marie Spangler, 56, of Waipahu died at home. She was born in Yamato, Japan. She is survived by daughter Jasmine Llacuna-Spangler, father Floyd, mother Yoshiko and brothers Stephen and Richard. Services held. No flowers. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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John Masaaki Harano

Posted On January 1st, 2016 -

Dec. 12, 2015
John Masaaki Harano, 85, of Honolulu, a retired mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Paul R. Strona

Posted On January 1st, 2016 -

Dec. 18, 2015
Paul R. “Nohea” Strona, 79, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Health budget analyst, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pomona, Calif. He is survived by wife Proserfina “Prosy,” sons Joseph “Joe” and Paul “Marcelo,” daughter Lauri Easley, brothers Carl and Phil, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Catholic prayer services at noon. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Natalie Mae Harlan

Posted On January 1st, 2016 -

Dec. 28, 2015
Natalie Mae Harlan, 67, of Tennessee and Hawaii, a customer service retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in California. She is survived by husband Lawrence L., daughters Celeste Newhall and D’Laine Parrish, brother Edward, sister Diane Garrett and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

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Fumiko Oshiro Tamanaha

Posted On January 1st, 2016 -

Nov. 20, 2015
Fumiko Oshiro Tamanaha, 96, of Honolulu, owner and operator of Civic Cleaners, died in Honolulu. She was born in Mana, Kauai. She is survived by sons Dennis and Michael, daughter Evelyn Tanaka, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Hisashi Hirata

Posted On January 1st, 2016 -

Dec. 18, 2015
Hisashi Hirata, 82, of Ewa Beach, a retired U. Okada & Co. deliveryman and an Army veteran, died in Community Living Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Lois Y.; sons Clyde H. and Wayne H.; sisters Tokiko Yamada, Teruko Kansaku, Yukiko Masaki, Alice Ishii and Katherine Ottoboni; and five grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Tomio Kanno

Posted On January 1st, 2016 -

Dec. 3, 2015
Tomio “Tommy” Kanno, 85, of Honolulu, a retired United Airlines aircraft foreman and an Air Force veteran, died in Veterans Affairs Center for Aging. He was born in Waipio. He is survived by wife Lillian S.; sons Gerald M. and Wayne C.; daughter Sharon L. Aotaki; sisters Jane Sasaki, Nora Nakahira and Eleanor Nishi; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Ignacia Valdez Benitez

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 21, 2015
Ignacia Valdez Benitez, 97, of Mililani, a retired teacher for Santa Ana Elementary School in Davao, Philippines, and a retired Sheraton Waikiki Hotel housekeeping supervisor, died in Mililani. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Virgilio, Casimiro, Augustus, Pablito and Manuel R.; daughter Maria A. “Aggie” Browning; sister Anna V. Arzaga; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church, Mililani. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Thomas Victor Roberts

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 17, 2015
Thomas Victor Roberts, 45, of Hilo, died. He was born in Washington state. He is survived by companion Helen Posey, sons Mathias M. and Malcom T., daughters Sophia J. and Marya J., mother Janice Thompson, stepfather Steve and brother Biff. No services. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Mildred Jane Branco

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 25, 2015
Mildred Jane “Dindy” Branco, 84, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Manuel “Manny” Jr.; sons Dennis, Allen and Paul; daughters Gale Paulos, Cora Cardoso, Lori Kahihikolo and Suzy Barela; sisters Norma Fergerstrom and Betty Kamehaiku; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Urn committal services to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gary Hitoshi Sasaki

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 20, 2015
Gary Hitoshi Sasaki, 91, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and founder of Gary’s Carpet and Drapery Inc., died at home. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son Alvin H., daughters Lynette M. Fujiyoshi and Merle S. Takuma, brothers Stanley S. and Harry M., sister Mildred M. Nakamura, four grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Donald Howard Brandt

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 18, 2015
Donald Howard “Buddy” Brandt, 88, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. finance comptroller; employee at Wailuku Sugar Co., Olokele Sugar Co., Hilo Sugar Co. and Hawaii Electric Light Co.; and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Barbara S., son Dean H., daughters Lori A. and Joan, sister Dorothy Smith and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Homelani Memorial Park Mausoleum. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers or monetary offerings, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, Alzheimer’s Association or American Cancer Society.

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Melvyn Fumio Shimata

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 19, 2015
Melvyn Fumio Shimata, 74, of Aiea, an Army veteran and a retired general contractor, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret; sons Melvyn Jr. and Manardie, brothers Rodney and Dennis, and sister Maris Kochiyama. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kahala Beach. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuary.com.

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John Ho’opi’i Naone Bryant Sr.

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 7, 2015
John Ho’opi’i Naone Bryant Sr., 63, of Waimanalo died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Keoni and Kona; daughters Johnelle Lorenzo and Mahealani Lorentz; brothers Charles, Calvin and James Bryant, and Herbert Paku; sisters Ester Gilman, Jeanette Medeiros and Ellen Bryant; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hauula Congregational Church, across from Hauula Beach Park. Services: 11 a.m. Lunch and celebration of life to follow. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Linda Marie Spangler

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 19, 2015
Linda Marie Spangler, 56, of Waipahu died at home. She was born in Yamato, Japan. She is survived by daughter Jasmine Llacuna-Spangler, father Floyd, mother Yoshiko and brothers Stephen and Richard. Services held. No flowers. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuary.com.

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Edward Kwai Hee Chun

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Nov. 28, 2015
Edward Kwai Hee Chun, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force senior master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Douglas P. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Satoshi Suzuki

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Nov. 28, 2015
Satoshi Suzuki, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Japanese Consulate employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kyoto, Japan. He is survived by son Thomas, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Alice Uehara Eto

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Nov. 30, 2015
Alice Uehara Eto, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Straub Clinic & Hospital medical technologist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Walter Y. “Wally,” son Lance S., daughter Marla E. Ogata, sister Myrtle Yoshioka and five grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: diamondhead mortuary.net.

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Thomas Yoshimi Takara

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 17, 2015
Thomas Yoshimi Takara, 75, of Honolulu, a retired bus driver for the Air Force and an Air Force veteran, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Frederick H. and sister Jane S. Uyehara. Private services.

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Rose Hulihee Fukumitsu

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 9, 2015
Rose Hulihee Fukumitsu, also known as “Loke” and “Darling,” 79, of Lanihau, Hawaii, a cashier at Matsuyama Food Mart, secretary at Hilo Soda Works, salesclerk at the former Kona Inn Gift Lanai and a Marine Corps veteran, died at home. She was born in North Kona. She is survived by husband Kazuo; sons Alden, Winstanley, Elmer and Travis; daughters Christine Pajimola, and Shaunte and Shalei Fukumitsu; sister Josephine Alapai; 12 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona. Mass: 3 p.m. Services and burial: 9 a.m. Jan. 9 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, Honokohau Boat Harbor, Kailua-­Kona. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Doris Asaka Tomita

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 20, 2015
Doris Asaka Tomita, 87, of Mililani, a retired Campbell Estate real estate documentation clerk and retired Title Guaranty Hawaii branch manager and escrow officer, died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wayne; daughters Janice Murphy and Carolyn Tucker; brothers Frank T., Richard S. and Harold T. Inouye; sisters Gladys A. Okita, Mildred K. Yamada, Lillian C. Kawano, Leatrice K. Von Wronski, Deidre M. “Dee Dee” Young and Lylene S. Sakamoto; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Tomoe Iida

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 18, 2015
Tomoe Iida, 97, of Hilo, a retired cook at K’s Drive-In and Olaa Steakhouse, and an employee at Orchids of Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Puueopaku, ­Hawaii. She is survived by son Calvin; daughters Doris Koshi, Vivian Ueyama, Charlene Abad and Sandra Silva; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Owen K. Uehara

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 17, 2015
Owen K. Uehara, 56, of Waimanalo, an Air Force veteran and Hawaii Air National Guard retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susan; daughter Erin; son Evan; mother Susan; brothers Lionel and Kurt; and sisters Karen Kushi, Ramona Kogachi, and Katherine and Mary-Ann Uehara. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Dec. 23.

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Maria Batallones Julian

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 12, 2015
Maria Batallones Julian, 62, of Ewa Beach, a retiree form from Jack in the Box in Kapolei, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Lazaro J. Jr.; son Joel; daughters Marie G. Frilde and Jackie Julian; sisters Rosita B. Lucaten, Rogelia B. Cu and Mercedes M. Batallones; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Wai­pio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date in the Philippines. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Edward Francis Willett

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 18, 2015
Edward Francis Willett, 60, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran and a retired mover, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Evangeline; sons Gus Ballesteros, Christopher Hermosura, Billy Sheldon and Bryson Raymond-Foster; daughters Paana Sheldon, Crystal Hermosura and Brittany Willett; brother Dennis; and sisters Terri, Noreen, Brenda, Dorothy and Debbie. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Thomas T. Kanetake

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 22, 2015
Thomas T. Kanetake, 85, of Mountain View, Calif., died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sachi; sons Stephen and Craig; daughters Leila and Lisa; brother Bob; sisters Grace Nakamura, Beatrice Pung and Mitsue Cook; and six grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Marian Nobuko Kobatake

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Nov. 26, 2015
Marian Nobuko Kobatake, 91, of Pearl City, a Leeward Community College retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Clyde and Kelvin, daughter Suzanne, brothers Ritsuo and Ralph Tamura, sister Mieko Kinoshita, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Vicente Groy Laude

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 22, 2015
Vicente Groy Laude, 91, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Jones, Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by son Julito; daughters Marilyn Miguel, Doralyn Orense and Susan Daniel; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Benigno Macaranas

Posted On December 31st, 2015 -

Dec. 1, 2015
Benigno Macaranas, 90, of Waipahu, a retired Navy senior chief petty officer, died in Waipahu. He was born in Malasiqui, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Remedios O. Celis; sons Benjamin, German, Joe and Mario; daughters Amy and Ricamel R.; stepson Dennis Mendoza; stepdaughters Suzette Gaviola and Rosemarie Mendoza; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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