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Martha Lowrey Greenwell

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 13, 2014
Martha Lowrey Greenwell, 93, of Honokohau, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jimmy, daughter Wendy Craven, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Harry Tamotsu Oshiro

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 20, 2014
Harry Tamotsu Oshiro, 84, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shipwright and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Chieko A.; sons Eric Y., Earl H. and Hans T.; brother Norman N.; sisters Dorothy Moromisato, Margaret Miyashiro, Doris Kram, Betsy Kaneshiro and Becky Nakasone; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Carol Haruye Higa

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

May 1, 2014
Carol Haruye Higa, 70, of Aiea, a retired state Department of Education teacher at Kalihi Kai Elementary, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert N., sons Robby N. and Bryce J., daughter Carrine, sister Ann Kaneshiro and two grandchildren. Visitation:2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Janet Tsuyano Otaguro

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 29, 2014
Janet Tsuyano Otaguro, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel waitress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Glenna M. Akahoshi and Marcia S. Toyama, brother Koichi Ikawa, sisters Yasuko Yonemoto and Alice Ideta, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Kiyozumi Higa

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 6, 2014
Robert Kiyozumi “Bobby” Higa, 86, of Honokaa, Hawaii, formerly of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. employee and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Tyrus and Zackery, daughters Natalie Higa and Renee Gonsalves, brother Edward, sister Ethel Miura and eight grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Friday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Services:9 a.m. Graveside services:2 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Casual attire.

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Felix Pacyau Jr.

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 21, 2014
Felix “Don” Pacyau Jr., 74, of Kaneohe, a retired farmer in Waiahole, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Daniel, Samuel and Kenneth; and sisters Shirley “Pua” Kapahu, Marilyn Pacyau andDiane Ahrens-Obedoza. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian MemorialPark Cemetery. Online condolences:hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mitsue K. Ikuta

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 18, 2014
Mitsue K. Ikuta, 97, of Honolulu, a retired preschool teacher, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Wendell, daughter Ann Ibaraki, brother Goro Kinoshita and four grandchildren.Private services.

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Nicholas George Spotkaeff III

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 23, 2014
Nicholas George Spotkaeff III, 54, of Kapolei died in Haleiwa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sonsKaiaka Spotkaeff and Kapono Pao, daughters Sasha-Anuhea Kamahele and Niki Spotkaeff, parents Nicholas Jr. and Maryknoll, brothers Kirt Spotkaeff and Paul Hioki, sisters Terrie-Lynn Spotkaeff and Kwai Gaspar, and two grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Wednesday 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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Ethel Yoshiye Kaya

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 3, 2014
EthelYoshiye Kaya, 89, of Hauula, owner of Kaya Store in Punaluu, died in Hauula. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Wilfred Y., daughters Beverly T. Hashimoto and Geraldine S. Harada, brothers Paul T. and Teruo Kusunoki, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Toshie Takayama

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 17, 2014
Toshie Takayama, 83, of Hilo, a retired cook, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Reid and Hal; daughters Lynne Lura, Jan Inn, Diane Shiro and Gwen Kitamura; brothers Kazumi and Kenneth Yamasaki; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services:10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Christopher Sung Tan Young

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 19, 2014
Christopher Sung Tan Young, 54, of Honolulu, a computer technology worker, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Brandon Konishi and Matthew Young, parents Albert and Elsie, brother Timothy, sisters Lisa Morita and Stephanie Langston, and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Rosita Unico Calderon

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 6, 2014
Rosita Unico “Loly” Calderon, 87, of Wahiawa, a former schoolteacher and Del Monte supervisor, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Cirilo M.; son Andrew; daughters Betty Fitz, Chita and Delia Visitacion, and Elsa Calderon; stepmother Amancia S. Unico; brother Joseph Unico; sisters Mercedes Bugarin and Demetria Toledo; 19 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Prayer service: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Fred Mamoru Ogasawara

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 10, 2014
Fred Mamoru Ogasawara, 80, of Wailuku, an owner and operator of an insurance company, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by daughter Toni; brothers Reo and Paul; and sisters Lily Sanehira, Katherine Kiyabu, Lynn Sousa and Dorothy Ogasawara. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Enes Joseph Castardo

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 13, 2014
Enes Joseph Castardo, 61, of Haiku, Maui, a retired certified nurse assistant with Molokai General Hospital, died at home. He was born in Topeka, Kan. He is survived by wife Ona Mae; sons Enes Kaleo, Kurt and Joseph; daughter Lucci; brothers John Guerrero Sr. and Domingo E. Castardo; sisters Carmen A. Flowers, Rosalie Garcia, Magdalene Marie Castardo and Patricia Ann Stanley; and eight grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ale Bishaw’s residence, 110 Farrington Ave., Hoolehua, Molokai. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Wallace C. Phillips

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 6, 2014
Wallace C. “Phil” Phillips, 64, of Honolulu, a drug and alcohol counselor with the state Department of Public Safety at Waiawa Correctional Facility and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua House. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Julia M. and son Brian D. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Celebration of life service: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Charles Shizuo Doi

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 4, 2014
Charles Shizuo Doi, 84, of Pahala, Hawaii, an Army sergeant first class who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by wife Sharie, son Warren, daughter Corinne Doi-Majorino, sister Connie Fukumoto and two grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. July 30 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Leroy Mahelani Pahaa Quinabo

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 10, 2014
Leroy Mahelani Pahaa “Roy” Quinabo, 55, of Kula, a South Pacific Lumber heavy equipment operator, died in Kula. He was born in Keokea, Maui. He is survived by sons Kanoa and Noa; mother Margaret; brothers Kamehameha, Edward and Kalama; sisters Darlene and Yolanda; and a grandchild. Celebration of life at noon Saturday at Noa’s house. Contact family for information. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Richard Jay Furumoto

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 2, 2014
Richard Jay Furumoto, 58, of Wailua, Kauai, died on Oahu. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Amanda “Mandy”; mother Beatrice; brothers Mark and Kerry; and sisters Alix Jourdain, Colene Schaefer and Avis Koerte. Services: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27 at Waiakea “Lihi” Small Boat Harbor, Kapaa. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Letterio Rando

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 27, 2014
Letterio Rando, 77, of Pukalani, a fire inspector, died in Kula Hospital. He was born in New York. He is survived by daughters Rosellen M. Rando and Adrianna Flavin, sister Josephine Farren and four grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date, to be announced. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jane Michiko Ishikawa

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 26, 2014
Jane Michiko Ishikawa, 85, of Aiea, a federal government retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Melvyn H., sons Samuel and David, daughters Ruth Montgomery and Priscilla Arakawa, sister Kathryn Sugiyama, 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Celestia Iniba Rohr

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 3, 2014
Celestia Iniba Rohr, 66, of Las Vegas, a retired Halekulani Hotel housekeeper, died in Las Vegas. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Ronald T.; son Ronald T. Jr.; daughter Cely; brother Pepito Iniba; sisters Lerma Iniba, Elisea Masatalia and Visitacion Miranda; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information given in an obituary Saturday.

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Henry J. Abreu

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 16, 2014
Henry J. Abreu, 90, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired Hawaii Commercial & Sugar Co. irrigation supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by son Michael, daughter Charlotte Boteilho and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maka-wao. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Henry Akira Iwasaki

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 15, 2014
Henry Akira Iwasaki, 84, of Wahiawa, an Army retiree and a retired carpenter, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Jean, son Todd, daughters Kathy and Traci, brother Kenneth, and sisters Florence Kawashima and Alice Magallanes. Private services. No monetary gifts.

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Katherine Nina Sheppard

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 27, 2014
Katherine Nina Sheppard, 89, of Mokauea Island, Hawaii, a reforestation tree planter, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Leilani Kellogg, a grandchild, two great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life and potluck: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Keehi Marina Boat Harbor, Sand Island. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Nellie K. Ahina

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 3, 2014
Nellie K. Ahina, 67, of Waianae died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Nicholas Hilo; daughter Gina I; brother John Hopeau; sisters Loretta Kekoa, Georgina “Tita” Ho’opi’i, Fanny Hopeau and Annie Au Hoon; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kenneth Lee Kekaualua

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 8, 2014
Kenneth Lee Kekaualua, 61, of Hilo, a truck driver with Conen’s Freight Transport, died in Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama facility. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Luci; sons Kenneth L. Cox and Tyson Prim; daughter Amber Prim; brothers Punahou, Miles and Clarence “Kichi” Kekaualua, Rev. Sonny Shimaoka and Everett Kawaha; sisters Maelyn Guidry, Theresa N. Hicks, Mary “Mahi” Kosara and Celestine Kekaualua; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Haili Tent in Panaewa. Spreading of ashes to follow at Bay Front. Casual attire.

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Baker Takeshi Taniguchi

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 16, 2014
Baker Takeshi Taniguchi, 94, of Waimea, Kauai, an Army veteran, Waimea Bakery manager and insurance businessman, died in Waimea. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by wife Kazue K.; sons Donn and Chad; brothers Hisao, Eisei and Dexter; sisters Yukie Kato, Yayoi S. Toma and Jane Okamoto; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Waimea United Church of Christ, aka Foreign Church. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2:30 p.m. at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Kauai aloha attire. No flowers.

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Deborah Aldosa

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 1, 2014
Deborah Aldosa, 54, of Wailuku, a department manager for the Kahului Walmart, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert; sons BJ and Ronsen; daughter Rihana; father Andrew Debutiaco; brothers Andrew, David and Patrick Debutiaco; sisters Esther Gammil and Nancy Brown; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Thursday at Grace Bible Church, Kahului. Oahu services: 4:30 p.m. July 28 at Maili Beach Park. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. July 29 at Mililani Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Barbara Takako Sato Liu

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 7, 2014
Barbara Takako Sato Liu, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Sam Y.Q.; sons Warren, Clayton and Jeffrey; daughters Shirley Renard and Lori Ford; sisters Jane Nakashima, Doris Kato and June Ageno; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Entombment: 1:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Samson King Fan Wong

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 5, 2014
Samson King Fan Wong, 82, of Kaneohe, a state Department of Taxation retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myrna S.M., sons Terence T.W. and Everard E.W., daughters Alison A.W. and Michele M.W., brother Herbert K.J., sisters Priscilla L.Y. Yuen and Beatrice C.Q. Souza, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. No flowers.

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