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Margaret Asako Tokioka Fox

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

Sept. 14, 2015
Margaret Asako Tokioka Fox, 93, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Wayne Uyemura, and Clarence Jr. and Russell Fox; daughter Darlene Harbor; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Tatsuko Nishimura

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April 17, 2016
Tatsuko Nishimura, 91, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Taxation delinquent tax collection assistant, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Brian, Kyle and Eugene; brother Tokiwo Nagata; sister Sue Saiki; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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David Sadao Higa

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 6, 2016
David Sadao Higa, 83, of Waianae, vice president of Robert Kaya Builders, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Barbara Jean; sons David S. Jr. and Howard H.; daughters Brandi T. Higa and Cierra J. Kauhane; brothers Larry and Katsumi; sisters Kiyono Au, Mildred Tamaki, Lillian Kashiwabara and Esther Tanaka; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. May 27 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. June 7 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Yoshitsugu Nishimura

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

March 29, 2016
Yoshitsugu Nishimura, 89, of Wahiawa died in Aiea. He was born in Kukuiula, Kauai. He is survived by wife Chikako; son Roland; daughters Karen Oshiro and Janice Shizumura; brothers Yukitsugu and Robert; sisters Tsugie Kadota, Helen Ebesu, Sara Imamura, Reiko Iga and Kay Inouye; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Suekichi Higa

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 1, 2016
Suekichi Higa, 85, of Aiea, a retired Army communication specialist and veteran, died. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Joan, son Alan, brother Isamu, sister Yoshino Miike and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Grace Teruko Nogami

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 5, 2016
Grace Teruko Nogami, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Amy Nogami and Lei Nakamoto, brother Carl Masuhara and two grandchildren. Private services.

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John Atsuo Imoto

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

March 31, 2016
John Atsuo Imoto, 73, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran, financial adviser and insurance agent, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Merced, Calif. He is survived by wife Linda, son Jared, daughter Jolyn and brothers David and Robert. Visitation: 1 p.m. May 22 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Setsuyoshi James Osato

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 4, 2016
Setsuyoshi James Osato, 83, of Kapolei, an Air Force veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Edith E.; son Jerold; daughters Joan, Jill and Jana; sister Faye Hasegawa; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Inurnment: 2 p.m. May 20 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Margaret Matilda Kahalewai

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 20, 2016
Margaret Matilda Kahalewai, 89, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Cindy McEnroe and Cynthia Walker, stepson Albert, brothers Clarence and William Ortiz, sisters Sherry Colon and Clara Sanchez, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 19 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mildred G. Ouye

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 5, 2016
Mildred G. Ouye, 105, of Hakalau, Hawaii, a retired Hakalau Elementary and Intermediate School teacher, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Keith D., Francis D. and Delbert; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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William Masao Kaneko

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 10, 2016
Dr. William Masao Kaneko, also known as “Bill” and “Billy,” 80, of Honolulu, a retired dentist, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia, son Jason, daughter Cindy Iinuma and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. May 22 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ryan Luis Navarro Recites

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 15, 2016
Ryan Luis Navarro Recites, 5, of Lahaina died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Dan E. Recites and Rose A. Navarro; sister Danica R.; grandparents Danilo and Estrella Recites, and Rogelio and Evangeline Navarro; and great-grandfather Ernesto Barlaan. Visitation: 6 p.m. May 23 at Maria Lanakila Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 24 at the church. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Condolences: ballard familymortuaries.com.

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Robert Kaoihana

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 10, 2016
Robert Kaoihana, 72, of Pearl City, a retired Kokami Electrical Service electrician and an Air Force veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen, son Jason, daughter Shanelle Vallente, brother William H. Jr., sister Julia Young, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 21 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Cristina Domingo Sacro

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 24, 2016
Cristina Domingo “Tinang” Sacro, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Plantation employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brother Venancio and sisters Josephine Miguel, Mary Ulep and Erlinda Sacro. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 20 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 21 at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Wayne Nobuyuki Kato

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 18, 2016
Wayne Nobuyuki Kato, 95, of Aiea, a retired federal civil service supervisor at Kapalama Ordnance Department, died in Aiea. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Kay K., son Clayton, brothers Dennis and Yasuto, sister Elaine Kamibayashi and a grandchild. Private services.

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Frederick Tao

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 1, 2016
Frederick “Fred” Tao, 85, of Pearl City, a retired Federal Aviation Administration employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betsy, sons Glenn and Steven, daughter Cathy Tao-Alexanderson, brothers John and Jesse, sister Alice Watanabe, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 19 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Joanne Kekuewa

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 21, 2016
Joanne Kekuewa, 78, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Bret, Blayne, Boyd and Brandon Yap; daughter Puamaeole Costa; brother Melvin; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

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Dagmar Sachie Uehara

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April 30, 2016
Dagmar Sachie Uehara, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Kalihi Kai Elementary School teacher, died in Hale Malamalama. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Darryl, daughter Corrie, sisters June Kakigi and Jean Nakahodo, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 22 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Diane Lynn Lau

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

April 22, 2016
Diane Lynn “Salty” Lau, 68, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Denver. She is survived by son Ryan T. Lau and sister Karen A. Matyk-Thies. Visitation: 6 p.m. May 20 at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Keoni W. Wood

Posted On May 16th, 2016 -

May 11, 2016
Keoni W. Wood, 54, of Pearl City died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Keoni N., daughters Chandal and Ashley, sisters Noelani Arnett and Maile Perry, and parents Elia and Evelyn J.P. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 21 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newtown Ward. Services: noon. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Lucinda Joelle Dart Rengulbai

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

April 28, 2016
Lucinda Joelle “Cindy” Dart Rengulbai, 62, of Waimea, a retired Hale Ho’ola Hamakua nurse and a private home health nurse, died at home. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by son Lance; daughters Felista Sanchez and Dana Rengulbai; hanai sons Arthur Jr., Teddy and Jason Akau; hanai daughter Krista Akau-Oscar; sisters Jojo Labrador and Darlette “Peewee” Miguel; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. May 21 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Papaaloa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Jeanette Vesey West

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

May 9, 2016
Jeanette Vesey West, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hope, Ark. She is survived by sons Dan and John, daughter Gretchen, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. May 21 at the family residence. Casual/aloha attire. Condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Carlos Bergado Ellazar

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

April 16, 2016
Carlos Bergado Ellazar, 85, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Puna Sugar core sampler operator and an independent papaya farmer, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Urdeneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Natividad; sons Marcos, Marcial, Romulo and Igmedio; daughter Emerita “Emmy” Ellazar-Hernandez; brothers Martin and Gregorio; sisters Luisa Ramos, Teresita Pascual and Anita Calamaza; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 20 at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. May 21 at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Shigeko Yamaoka

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

March 25, 2016
Shigeko “Edith” Yamaoka, 93, of Pearl City, a retired Department of Education employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Clifford, daughter Suzanne Mishima, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Reymando Farinas Feril

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April 23, 2016
Reymando Farinas Feril, 50, of Kahului, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lynnette; daughter Junnette; brothers Eldicito and Romulo; and sisters Raymunda Gauran, Barcelisa Feril and Nonett Punzalan. Visitation: 6 p.m. May 20 at Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 6:45 p.m. Burial in the Philippines at a later date. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Clarence See Lun Young

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

May 11, 2016
Clarence See Lun Young, 85, of Honolulu, a retired state librarian, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Ronald S.K., Jerry S.C., Edwin S.W. and Franklin S.K.; and sisters Alberta Y. Lau, Bernice Y. English and Cynthia Y. Keller. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 17 at Star of the Sea parish. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Burial to follow at Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Incorrect information given in an obituary May 14.

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Patrick Porlas Heresa

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

April 10, 2016
Patrick Porlas Heresa, 47, of Honolulu, a sound technician and former Home Depot employee, died in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Fairbanks, Alaska. He is survived by brothers Eugene, Anthony and Marcus; and sister Charlene-Mae. Visitation: 4 p.m. May 19 at Ala Moana Beach Park. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers, but lei welcome.

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Luciana Rivera Jose

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April 25, 2016
Luciana Rivera “Lucing” Jose, 85, of Hilo, a self-employed guava and papaya farmer, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Flora, Apayao, Philippines. She is survived by husband Angelo Jose; sons Victor and Joel; daughters Erma Natividad, Bong Rivera, Gemmalee Arellano and Judith Acob; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 17 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. May 18 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pahoa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

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Stanley Yoshimizu Kitajima

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

April 27, 2016
Stanley Yoshimizu Kitajima, 89, of Waipahu, a general manager and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Ian, daughter Mia Youth, brother Shigeo, sisters Sumie Ogata and Grace Bocko, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. May 21 at Jodo Mission of Hawaii, 1429 Makiki St. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Ali’ikapeka Alapai

Posted On May 15th, 2016 -

May 8, 2016
Ali’ikapeka “Rebecca” Alapai, 98, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Wainiha, Kauai. She is survived by sons Joseph Jr., Eddie and Duane; daughters Leialoha A. Kawamura and Kealoha Alapai-Rita; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 19 at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

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