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George Masakatsu Sawai

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Oct. 25, 2014
George Masakatsu Sawai, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired Title Guaranty chief financial officer and treasurer, and an Army veteran, died in North Richland Hills, Texas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances; sons Lance, Ross, Ryan and Kyle; daughters Linda Hirano and Julie Mosteller; brothers Kenneth, William and James; sister Margaret Mita; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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August Lahaina Kuroda

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 8, 2014
August Lahaina “Augie” Kuroda, 88, of Aiea, a retired bus driver from Oahu Transit Services, a retired parking attendant from Standard Parking and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen P.; sons August Jr. and Wayne; daughters Judy Leslie, Anna Rodrigues and Karen Kuroda; brothers Anthony and Homer Kuroda, and Clinton Leong Sr.; sisters Frances Chang, Abigail Chong and Ana Young; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Charlotte Galaza Soto

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 18, 2014
Charlotte Galaza Soto, 58, of Waianae, an employee at Tasty Freeze and Waianae Store, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers James Jr., Louis and Clyde Sr., and sister Jennie. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Masaji Abe

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 30, 2014
Masaji Abe, 89, of Pearl City, a retired federal government firefighter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Marcia, daughters Christine Ago and Cindy A. Imai, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Carl Lanning

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 10, 2014
Carl “Carlito” Lanning, 80, of Kapaa, Kauai, a fisherman, died. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sister Carrie Carvalho and numerous other siblings. Private celebration of life.

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Tsuneichi Takahashi

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 24, 2014
Tsuneichi Takahashi, 91, of Paauhau, Hawaii, a retired welder from the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died in Dela Rosa Foster Home in Honokaa, Hawaii. He was born in Paauhau. He is survived by daughters Cindy Coronel and Sandy Takahashi; sisters Tsuyuno Watanabe, Tsuyuko Tanaka and Tsuya Takahashi; and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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June Leilani Akau

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 2, 2014
June Leilani Akau, 82, of Ewa Beach died in the Queen’s Medical Center-West Oahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph Hussey and Leland Akau; daughters Marsha Kamanao, Candace Acosta, Jessica Dutro and Lois Spillner; brother Kermit Brown; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation and celebration of life: 10 a.m. Sunday at Moanalua Mortuary. Casual attire.

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Emily Tandal Lapa

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 15, 2014
Emily Tandal Lapa, 89, of Waialua, a retiree from civil service at Schofield Barracks, died in Waialua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Barbara Penington, Pauline Lime, Angela L. Bugarin, Lucille Tashiro and May Lapa; brothers Andrew and Stanley Tandal; sister Flora Kelsey; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Satsuki Takaki

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 10, 2014
Satsuki “Susie” Takaki, 87, of Honolulu, a former co-owner of Takaki Sanyo-Do, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Manchuria, China. She is survived by son George M., daughter Joyce M.T. Fujimori, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Stephen Ka’opu’ulani Beirne

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 23, 2014
Stephen Ka’opu’ulani Beirne, 81, of Honolulu, a retired city senior building inspector, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Orpha K., son S. Kalei, daughter Maile Kane, brother Donald, sisters Elizabeth Prestige and Frances K. Teshima, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Bruce Michael Mahoney

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 16, 2014
Bruce Michael “Doc” Mahoney, 62, of Ewa Beach, a Realtor at Veterans Realty and Century 21, and professor at Kapiolani Community College, Leeward Community College and Honolulu Community College, died in Waipahu. He was born in Little Falls, N.J. He is survived by son Brinton, daughters Samantha and Lindsey, sister Michelle Fissori and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Mildred Michiko Tomitagawa

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 4, 2014
Mildred Michiko Tomitagawa, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Ritz Department Store salesperson, died at home. She was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. She is survived by son James H. Jr. Private services.

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Louise Roendahl Belt

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 4, 2014
Louise Roendahl Belt, 77, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired pastry chef, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by husband Georges Amtablian, sons Robert and James Summers, sister Alice Faust and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice Kamuela.

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Sakiko Yamada Miyao

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Nov. 20, 2014
Sakiko Yamada Miyao, 95, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County Civil Service Department deputy director, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Glenn and Cris, hanai son John Leite Jr., seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Wallace Kazuo Uyehara

Posted On December 19th, 2014 -

Dec. 12, 2014
Wallace Kazuo Uyehara, 81, of Waipahu, a retired freelance photographer and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife May, son Dr. Kris, daughter Heather and sister Ethel M. Fujiki. Private services.

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Irineo M. Handog

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Nov. 11, 2014
Irineo M. Handog, 77, of Aiea, a Navy retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Cavite, Manila, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalinda P., sons Reynaldo P. and Danilo P., and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 830 Main St., Honolulu. Mass: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Donovan Kealohaokalani Keliiaa

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Dec. 4, 2014
Donovan Kealohaokalani Keliiaa, 33, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Bernadette “Bernie,” sister Dawn M., and grandparents Sam and Betty. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church, 45-435 Aumoku St., Kaneohe. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Autism Society of Hawaii. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Sophie K. Lee

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Dec. 13, 2014
Sophie K. Lee, 103, of Haiku, Maui, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Frank Jr. and Stanley; daughter Mary Moniz; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Frances Marian McClurkin

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Dec. 10, 2014
Frances Marian “Sam” McClurkin, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and clinical nurse, died. She was born in Wisconsin. She is survived by caregivers Phil and Michiko Smith. Committal services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Jonathan Renti Cruz

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Dec. 6, 2014
Jonathan Renti Cruz, 56, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Macy’s housekeeper supervisor, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Noelle; daughters Jonelle, Marleah and Sharnelle; brother Prudencio Jr.; and sisters Jacqueline “Jackie” Duvauchelle, Darolyn Flores, Geneoeva “Genny” Renti Cruz and Cristita Alegria. Visitation: 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kekaha, Kauai. Celebration of life to follow. Casual attire. No flowers or wreaths.

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Justin Michael Saragosa

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Dec. 10, 2014
Justin Michael Saragosa, 30, of Kapolei, a Heally Tibbets Builder certified crane operator, will be remembered in services 6:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Justin Jr., father Gerald G., mother Robin Rodero, brothers Gerald Jr. and Jason, half sisters Christel Rosario and Leiahi Saunoa, and grandparent Ramon Rodero. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Dec. 28 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services at noon. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Rene Michele Shindo

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Dec. 13, 2014
Rene Michele Shindo, 54, of Hilo, a student activities coordinator and former teacher at Hilo High School, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Howard, parents Walter and Frances Tanaka, and sister Kelly Kodani. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Fernando V. Somera

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Nov. 20, 2014
Fernando V. “Andong” Somera, 60, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by mother Nena V.; brothers Felix V., Tristan V. and Constantino V. Jr.; and sisters Angelica V. Somera, Marietta S. Bustamente, Rossana S. Lirio and Evita S. Mina. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 10:30 a.m.

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Trach Tich Truong

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Dec. 1, 2014
Trach Tich Truong, 82, of Hono­lulu, a retired Crown Noodle Factory cook, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Huol Thi Chang, sons Kenneth and Darren Chang, daughters Vanessa Ly and Serena Chang, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

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Jessica Ava

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Dec. 3, 2014
Jessica Ava, 17, of Honolulu, a student, died at home. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by father Tutuila, mother Liz, stepfather Ace Seiuli, brothers Castle and Chad, and sister Vila. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire; please wear red and gold, the colors of her school, Roosevelt High School.

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Clarence Yoshito Tsuzuki

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Nov. 18, 2014
Clarence Yoshito Tsuzuki, 96, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by daughter Evelyn M. Nihei, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Glenn Umekichi Beppu

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Dec. 10, 2014
Glenn Umekichi Beppu, 60, of Honolulu, a U.S. Postal Service supervisor and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by wife Jamie Napuunoa-Beppu, brothers Wayne and Wendall, and sister Dana Oandasan. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Additional services: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Elks Club Waikiki. Scattering of ashes to follow at sunset. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Buenaventura Madamba Vesido

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Nov. 30, 2014
Buenaventura Madamba “Ben” Vesido, 67, of Waipahu, a retired groundskeeper from the Queen’s Medical Center and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Baclaran, Paranaque, Philippines. He is survived by wife Amelita D.; son Regie; daughters Maricel Urmeneta, Marileve Guban, and Maureen and Maria S. Vesido; brother Justito; sisters Josefina Vesido and Rosalinda Cant; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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George Burns

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Dec. 5, 2014
George “Shorty” Burns, 79, of Waianae, a Marine Corps retiree, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Delores “Dee”; sons Carl, Harold and Eric; daughters Georetta Burns-Pua and Rhonda Burns; stepsons John Pierce and Michael O’Brien; brother Lyle “Boom”; sisters Roseline DeMello, Theresa Opunui, Julia Van Kuren, Catherine “Momi” Keomaka, Valerie Daoang and Leila Mamiya; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Maria Franziska Wilson

Posted On December 18th, 2014 -

Nov. 21, 2014
Maria Franziska “Oma” Wilson, 81, of Kailua, a homemaker and former owner of Affordable Paradise Bed and Breakfast, died in Kailua. She was born in Wiggensbach, Germany. She is survived by husband William H. “Bill”; sons Raymond and James; daughters Gabriele “Gaby” Finn and Shirley Sullivan; brothers Toni, Josef and Albert Lederle; sister Bertl Klemmer; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Kaneohe Yacht Club Longhouse.Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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