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Howard Nobu Takamori

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June 5, 2014
Howard Nobu Takamori, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Army master sergeant and Bronze Star recipient, died in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Helen M., stepson Donn Motooka, stepdaughter Merle Okada, brother Tom, and sisters Betsy Ebina and Caroline Sano. Private services.

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Cheryl Beth Beshore

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July 17, 2014
Cheryl Beth Beshore, 69, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a homemaker, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Gerold; sons Brady, Joey and Aron; daughters Naomi Sanders and Anna Beshore; sister Chaudrau Weekly; and seven grandchildren. Services to be scheduled at a later date.

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Paul Kekua Needham Sr.

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July 22, 2014
Paul Kekua “Polo” Needham Sr., 88, of Waimanalo, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. electrician, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Julia; sons Paul Jr. and Kevin; daughters Glenna “Nalani” Togo and Paula Taosoga; sisters Violet Ferreira, Lilian Silva and Olivia D’agostino; 15 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Reynaldo M. Villarreal

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July 27, 2014
Reynaldo M. Villarreal, 68, of Makakilo, a pipefitter and a Navy veteran, died. He was born in New Braunfels, Texas. He is survived by wife Irene L., son Jeffrey S., daughter Shanen L. Cruz and two grandchildren. No services.

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Alice Carlos DeSilva

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July 24, 2014
Alice Carlos DeSilva, 86, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Reginald, Roger and Roland “Pal”; daughter Gwen “Darling” Rankin; sisters Nora Lipe and Yvonne “Bonnie” Jackson; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection of the Lord, 94-1260 Lumikula St. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Athmore Dexter Olivas

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July 15, 2014
Athmore Dexter Olivas, 67, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a photographer and computer technician at Islandwide Photography and Koloa Elementary School, died in Everett, Wash. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Eunice, sons Kyle and Jon, daughter Jamie Chong, brother Joseph, sisters Alejandra Dusseault and Lorraine Romey, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai, Kauai. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Marlene M. Wilcox

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July 9, 2014
Marlene M. “Mana” Wilcox, 81, of Aiea, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. service representative, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayne G., George P. and Damon J.; daughter Stephanie K. Guieb; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Takeko Eguchi

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July 10, 2014
Takeko “Ella” Eguchi, 87, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Community College secretary, died in Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Joan Castberg and Lois Eguchi, brothers Kazuto “Lefty” and Ernest Okinaga, sisters Sharon Abreu and Irene Yamakawa, and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Matsuko Alice Oride

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July 21, 2014
Matsuko Alice Oride, 101, of Honolulu, a retired clerk at California Packing Corp. and Del Monte, died in a private care home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sisters Sally Kaneshiro and Jean Chong, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire.

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Dolores Tangonan Yadao

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June 25, 2014
Dolores Tangonan “Mama Dolor” Yadao, 72, of Waipahu, a former employee at Hawaiian King Hotel, died in Honolulu. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Primitivo; son Angel; daughters Marilyn Yadao-Micael, Irene Cabana, Danila Yadao and Maylyn Tokumoto; brother Balbin Tangonan; sister Conchita Yago; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Thomas Joseph Giacobello

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July 17, 2014
Thomas Joseph Giacobello, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired United Airlines aircraft mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y. He is survived by wife Judy, son Tony, daughter Joni Mau and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Dorothy Freitas Paiva

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July 19, 2014
Dorothy Freitas Paiva, 85, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired cook at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel & Resort, died at home. She was born in Kalopa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Patrick and Dennis, brother Edwin Freitas, sisters Janet Patten and Pat DeCambra, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside urn committal services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo.

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Yoshie Kajioka

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July 3, 2014
Yoshie Kajioka, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Tori Richard seamstress, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dennis, brother Tsugio Kurihara, sister Ethel Watanabe, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ciriaca Sagadraca Pascua

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July 18, 2014
Ciriaca Sagadraca “Charing” Pascua, 86, of Honolulu, a retired companion with the state Respite Companion Program, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Romeo and Henry Barnachea, and Gasper and Jimmy Pascua; daughters Josephine Kekoa and Fay Agao; sister Tiburcia Jove; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Chi Kwong Kan

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July 26, 2014
Chi Kwong Kan, 95, of Honolulu, a businessman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Shue; sons Wicky and William; daughters Kathleen and Emily Ho, Yolanda Wong, and Louise Kan; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Adoracion Gomez Ramirez

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July 25, 2014
Adoracion Gomez Ramirez, 79, of Payette, Idaho, formerly of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Manila. She is survived by husband Oscar S.; son B.J.; daughters Shelly Ramirez, Annabelle Kainoa, Arnella Gayer, Aleli Amabile and Allea Mokulehua; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Las Vegas.

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Wilfred Kenji Higa

Posted On July 30th, 2014 -

July 27, 2014
Wilfred Kenji Higa, 74, of Kailua, a Department of the Army director of education, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy L.; daughter Irene Ausby; parents Thomas S. and May K.; brothers Walters S. and Wayne N.; sisters Katherine Tonokawa and Charolette Higa; grandparents Seizen and Tsuru Higa, and Kamado Takemoto; and a grandchild. Services pending. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Katherine Keiko Tomita

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June 18, 2014
Katherine Keiko Tomita, 90, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Rusty, daughters Gail Tomita and Paulette Wage, brother Stanley Mashita, sister Gladys Yasada, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations suggested to American Cancer Society-Hawaii.

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June Yoneko Hishinuma

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July 12, 2014
June Yoneko Hishinuma, 88, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Ramsay S.; sons James S., George and David S.; sister Umeko Meguro; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Chester Kiyoshi Uyeda

Posted On July 30th, 2014 -

July 11, 2014
Mildred Asano Uyeda
June 12, 2014
Chester Kiyoshi Uyeda, 97, died in Kuakini Medical Center, and wife Mildred Asano Uyeda, 94, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. They were both of Honolulu and retired travel agents at Ala World Travel. He was also a retired Federal Aviation Administration administrative assistant and an Army veteran who served in World II with the 1399 Engineering Battalion. She was also a retired Ala World Travel tour guide. He was born in Honolulu. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. They are survived by sons Dennis N., Norman S. and Miles S.; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Hideo Komine

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July 22, 2014
Hideo Komine, 84, of Honolulu, a night manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Dorothea; sons Gerald and Leslie; daughters Janice Date and Susanne English; brother Minoru; sisters Yaeko Furukawa, Miyoko Matsuoka and Barbara Shim; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Richard Wong

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July 9, 2014
Richard “Bo” Wong, 79, of Mililani, a retired United Airlines mechanic and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Sarah Tate-michi; son David; hanai son Tracy Tatemichi; hanai daughters Lorraine Wichman, Laverne Waugh, Lorna Alisna and Livia Tatemichi-Higa; brothers Lawrence, Donald, Clarence, Clinton and Edward; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Winifred Kono

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June 26, 2014
Winifred “Wini” Kono, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Textile Distributors supervisor, died in St. Francis Hospice, Nuuanu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Shunso, daughter Susan H. Hashimoto, brothers Harold and Ralph Tatsuyama, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Naoko Ann Yahiku

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July 15, 2014
Naoko Ann Yahiku, 75, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died at home. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by son Glenn O., daughters Annette A. Strecker and Lisa Y. Yahiku-Hiromoto, mother Haru Asato, brother and sisters, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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David Hiwa Kalani Laemoa

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May 30, 2014
David Hiwa Kalani Laemoa, 86, of Aiea, a retiree from Pacific Marine-Honolulu Shipyard, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eleanor, daughters Stephanie and Patty, and sister Anita. Private services.

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Alice Puanani Lono

Posted On July 30th, 2014 -

June 26, 2014
Alice Puanani “Nani” Lono, 67, of Waimanalo, a retired Gomes Bus Co. bus driver, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wayne E. Sr.; sons Wayne E. Jr., Wade K. Sr. and Shayne K.; daughter Amber Sydney N.K.; brothers Ward J. Jr. and Thomas C. Lemn; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Updated information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Herbert M. Miyahira

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Jan. 22, 2014
Herbert M. Miyahira, 81, of Honolulu, an Army private first class who served in the Vietnam War, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by brother Robert and sister Jean. Private services.

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Norman Tadashi Nakashima

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May 19, 2014
Norman Tadashi Nakashima, 64, of Reno, Nev., a Wells Fargo Advisors financial adviser, died outside Goldfield, Nev. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Megan and Maia Okumoto Nakashima, and brothers Brian and Michael. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Natividad Villanueva Sam

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July 23, 2014
Natividad Villanueva Sam, 86, of Waianae died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Antonio C. Jr. and Les Villanueva, daughter Shirley Ann Brown, sister Louisa Pabre, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Vivian M. Cabral

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July 15, 2014
Vivian M. Cabral, 91, of Kailua, a retired cook, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lawrence E. “Larry,” Ronald R. “Ronnie” and Donald D. “Donnie”; daughters Juliette V. “Julie” Larsen, Eileen Rodrigues, Frances A. “Pinky” Smith and Darlene C. “Deedee” Cabral; brother Eddie “Wallace” Marks; sisters Adeline Cabral, Dorothy Carvalho, Frances Freso and Catherine Gonsalves; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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