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Yasumori Mabuni

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 11, 2014
Yasumori Mabuni, 97, of Mililani, a retired state janitor for the University of Hawaii at Hilo, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Clayton T., daughters Charlotte Ann H. Locke and Genevieve A. Goto, brothers Yasuki “John” and Yasujiro “Benny,” two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Carl De Wayne Percell

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -


Carl De Wayne Percell, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired construction superintendent for W.E. Lyons Construction Co. in Oakland, Calif., died in Kaneohe. He was born in Livermore, Calif. He is survived by wife Sharon O., daughter Robin McLean, brother Donald, sister Louise Wagner and two grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Dionicia Dagdag Derige

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Jan. 29, 2014
Dionicia Dagdag “Ining” Derige, 89, of Waipahu, a retired employee of Schofield Barracks Guest House and Del Monte Fresh Produce, died in Waipahu. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Ernesto, daughters Erlinda Malano and Carmen D. Nguyen, sister Filomena C. Allagones, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Helen K. Won

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 7, 2014
Helen K. Won, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John Y.W.; daughters Rowena Holland, Lauren K.Y. Shodai, Gail K.Y. Nishimoto and Sharon K.L. Uota; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Wayne Palea Mokuohai

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Nov. 16, 2013
Richard Wayne Palea Mokuohai, 63, of Kailua-Kona, a landscaper, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Francis Mokuohai, and Moody and Jonathan Castillo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. March 1 at Honaunau Beach. Casual attire.

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Eula May Pettingill

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 19, 2014
Eula May Pettingill, 87, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a food service employee, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Coffeeville, Miss. She is survived by husband Kent, sons Clinton Lake and Chuck Beck, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kau Ward, Naalehu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Therese Lynn Foster

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 9, 2014
Therese Lynn “Theri” Foster, 61, of Kaneohe, a U.S.Department of Defense financial management analyst for the commander, Navy Region Hawaii, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Camp Lejeune, N.C. She is survived by husband David R. Stachelski, brothers Henry McElderry and Carl Joyce, and sister Trudy. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Helen Hanako Yamaguchi

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Jan. 27, 2014
Helen Hanako Yamaguchi, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Thomas Kuwaye and sisters Frances Sakoki and Judith Tanaka. Private services.

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Tadao Nago

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 3, 2014
Tadao Nago, 79, of Hilo, a Pan American Airlines employee and an Army veteran, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by son Stuart; daughters Stephanie Heimlich, Kaalokalawaia Lovett and Kameolani Leong; brothers Yoshio and Tetsuo Brad; sister Mildred Tamaye; former wife Janice Uyeno; and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Erik Rasmussen

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 17, 2014
Erik Rasmussen, 77, of Honolulu, former owner of Worldwide Store Fixtures in Honolulu, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kolding, Denmark. He is survived by wife Ligaya, daughter Cindy, sister Jytte Nielsen, a grandchild and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Charles Fox

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 14, 2014
Charles Fox, 84, of Honolulu, a retired attorney and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Virginia. He is survived by wife Preston W., sons Charles D. IV and Frank, brother Carter and four grandchildren. No services.

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Harold Takeshi Yamamoto

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Dec. 4, 2013
Harold Takeshi Yamamoto, 79, of El Monte, Calif., a retired California state Highways Department draftsman and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Betty; sons Greg and Gavin; brother Walter; sisters Jane Nihipali, Karen Denison and Kathleen Kluth; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Reginald Nobuo Nakama

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Jan. 31, 2014
Reginald Nobuo “Bobby” Nakama, 91, of Honolulu, a retired McCabe Hamilton & Renny stevedore and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by three brothers and two sisters. Private services.

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Harold Lee Rice

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 4, 2014
Harold Lee Rice, 91, of Honolulu, a retired nutrition adviser for the U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of Inspector General, and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Canton, Ill. He is survived by wife Muk Lan Leung Rice, sons Tin Shing and Tin Lung Chao, daughter Janet C.M. McKelpin, sister Helen Harris and three grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. March 1 at Alliance Bible Church, 100 N. Beretania St., Suite 216. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Michael Shawn Kelii Ho

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 14, 2014
Michael Shawn Kelii “Mike” Ho, 38, of Hawaii Kai, a state Department of Public Safety adult correctional officer at Halawa Correctional Facility, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kanoe H., son Logan Blair K. and father Raymond K.L. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. March 1 at Maunalua Bay, Hawaii Kai. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mitsuno Yamaoka

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 3, 2014
Mitsuno Yamaoka, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired meat cutter, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Gary and Wayne, daughters Gail Tilley and Karen Yamaoka, brother Tadayuki Murakami, sister Sueno Saito, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Yoshiaki Ogata

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 13, 2014
Yoshiaki “Sharkey” Ogata, 85, of Hilo, a retired assistant air traffic control chief at Hilo Airport, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by daughters Lea Kaneta-Ogata, Wendy Takanishi and Audrey Ogata; brother Dr. Roger; sisters Yaeko Watase and Yachiyo Masuda; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. No services. Scattering of ashes at a later date. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Sonoko Sakai

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 2, 2014
Sonoko Sakai, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Duty Free Shoppers Waikiki salesclerk, died in the Queens Medical Center. She was born in Yaeyama, Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by son John, daughter Frances and a grandchild. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Roy Papanuumealani Jensen Sr.

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 16, 2014
Roy Papanuumealani “Pops” Jensen Sr., 87, of Kamuela, Hawaii, an Army veteran and retiree from the U.S. Naval Air Station Barbers Point fuel department, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Donna-May H.; sons Arthur, Roy, Rodney and Robin; daughters Kathleen Nishida, Katherine Muller, Bernice Redmayne and Dore-May Elmer; brother Edward; 23 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 1 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea 2nd Ward. Services: 11 a.m.

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Lyndon Keiji Onaka

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Jan. 27, 2014
Lyndon Keiji Onaka, 55, of Bend, Ore., a pianist, composer and musician at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Bend Country Club, died in Kailua-Kona. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Lyndsie R., mother Rose and sisters Roslyn Peterson, Stephanie McGee and Cathy Agena. Private services.

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Saburo Shimomura

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 8, 2014
Lt. Col. Saburo Shimomura, 88, of Honolulu, an Army retiree who served in the Korean and Vietnamwars, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace K., son Calvin M., daughters Karen N. Atkins and Irene H. Tamayo, sister Mary “Minnie” Marushige, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Linda Naomi Jones

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 11, 2014
Linda Naomi Jones, 64, of Kapolei, a retired jeweler, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Noelani and Melonie Germano, brother James D., sisters Winona Weaver and Pricillia Soto, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at New Hope Kapolei Ministry Center, 94-155 Leoole St. No. 201, Waipahu.

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Jane Satoko Ota

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Jan. 29, 2014
Jane Satoko Ota, 85, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Yoshinori; daughters Cheryl Takeuchi and Wanda Nakamura; sons Darren and Darrell; brother Robert Minamoto; sisters Hagie Kaya, Ellen Iwasaki and Eunice Kimura; and six grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Tofiga Mautofi Siimalevai

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 12, 2014
Tofiga Mautofi Siimalevai, 79, of Pearl City, a former StarKist Tuna (Samoa) factory worker and a former cook for Keokis Laulau and 50th State Poultry, died in Honolulu. He was born in Safata Tafitoala, Western Samoa. He is survived by sisters Esi Tuisamatatele, Nimo Mana and Nifo Siimalevai. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Church of the New Testament, 1311 Prospect St. Services: 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Wilma LaVerne Kamakea

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 3, 2014
Wilma LaVerne Kamakea, 79, of Honolulu, a customer consultant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Seelyn P.K. Kawewehi, sons Richard K. Jr. and Kurtis K., and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to the American Heart Association or National Kidney Foundation. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Dorothy Masako Otsuka

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 12, 2014
Dorothy Masako “Dot” Otsuka, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Cenda-Michelle “Mimi” Kunimitsu; sons Curt, Carl and Cy; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Haruo Aruga

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 2, 2014
Haruo Aruga, 83, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honohina, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dorothy T.; son Tracy; brothers Hiroshi, Isao and Mitsugi; sister Chieko Fujimoto; and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Julia Kaupena Kahanu Solomon

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 13, 2014
Julia Kaupena Kahanu Solomon, 77, of Waimanalo, a retired Kailua High School cafeteria supervisor, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Hiram H. Jr., daughters Kauaiwa Harrington and Cyrinah Solomon, hanai sons Kimo Woelfel and Luke Okihiro, hanai daughter Loralie Okihiro, brothers Oliver Pickford Sr. and Kawika Kahanu, 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home in name of Julia K.K. Solomon.

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Debbie Ann Mokihana Kaohu Kanekoa

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 4, 2014
Debbie Ann Mokihana Kaohu Kanekoa, 51, of Kaaawa, a Delta Airlines employee and former Hawaiian Tel employee, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Colson; sons Ikaika and Kaleo; daughter Lilinoe Rezentes-Kaohu; father Alvin Kaohu; stepfather Ward Lemn; brothers Alvin Kaohu Nishimura, Harry Lemn, and Kapena, Hekili and La’a Kaohu; sisters Wendy Macaluso and Mary Kahele; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Koolau Baptist Church. Services at noon. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Lisa Leianna Oura

Posted On February 22nd, 2014 -

Feb. 10, 2014
Lisa Leianna “Brandi” Oura, 49, of Laie, formerly of Hauula, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. March 1 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula makai chapel. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by mother Vendella, brothers Harvey and Clifton Alapa, and sisters Linette Hunter, Alicia Gable, Valerie Vierra and Doreen Ramseyer. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 1. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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