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Richard Kekumuikawaiokeola Paglinawan

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July 8, 2015
Richard Kekumuikawaiokeola “Likeke” Paglinawan, 79, of Honolulu, a retired deputy director for the state Department of Social Services and Housing, former Department of Hawaiian Home Lands deputy director, Office of Hawaiian Affairs administrator, a social worker and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by Lynette Kahekili Kaopuiki Paglinawan; son Kekumuikawaiokeola “Kumu”; daughter Joan K.; brother Lawrence; sisters Catherine Galvez, Loretta Naki, Ruby Paglinawan, Jane Kano, Jeanette Gouveia, Desiree Paglinawan-Poa; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

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Richard Stanley Dawe

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July 26, 2015
Richard Stanley Dawe, 88, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Maui, a retired laser ranging operator for the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy at Haleakala, died. He was born in Bournemouth, England. He is survived by wife Doreen, daughter Joan Ramos, half-sister Cristina Barros, three step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona.

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Tom Pokorski

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July 18, 2015
Tom “Pork” Pokorski, 61, of Covina, Calif., a baseball coach for University of Laverne, Pasadena City College and Mount San Antonio College, and a minor league player for the Boston Red Sox, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Linda Scanlan and stepsons Rob and Tommy Scanlan. Services to be held in Hawaii and California. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Rose Hanae Desha

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July 16, 2015
Rose Hanae Desha, 91, of Honolulu, a retired marriage license certifier for the state Department of Health and a former Cannon Club bartender, died in Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son William E., daughter Mary-Lynn K. Desha-Kam, brother Kiyoshi Taguchi, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Bilton John Rapozo

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July 9, 2015
Bilton John Rapozo, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Delta Airlines ramp operator, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Junanita, sons Damon and Jeff and five grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Valasi Tuailevaoola Mechellani Godinet

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July 12, 2015
Valasi Tuailevaoola Mechellani Godinet, infant daughter of Phillip Godinet and Kapuanani Maugalei-Kon of Ewa Beach, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by sisters Lusa P. Kon-Godinet and Taezalyn Kekua; brothers Jedediah, Francis and Gafatasi; grandparents Tau Navy Maugalei and Mechell Pua Kon, Kome and Taulaga Godinet, and Roy and Linda Santos; and great-grandparents Toefoi and Tiasamo Tuionuu, Aufata Maugalei, Lalaoa Godinet and Siaa Faiumu. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Rita Catholic Church. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples.

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Herbert Stanley Rego

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June 30, 2015
Herbert Stanley Rego, 79, of Anaheim, Calif., a retired heavy equipment operator at Kapaa Quarry, died in Westminster, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Elberta Soren and Stacy Rego and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Olivia Hiroko Hattori

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July 22, 2015
Olivia Hiroko Hattori, of Honolulu, an art consultant at Center Art Gallery, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Kyoto, Japan. She is survived by sister Nobue Yasui. Private services.

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James Shiro Sawada

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July 3, 2015
James Shiro Sawada, 85, of Hilo, a retired assistant superintendent for Holmes & Narver on Johnston Island and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by son Alden and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Gladys Kimiyo Hirai

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July 18, 2015
Gladys Kimiyo Hirai, 97, of Honolulu, a retired McInerny Tract laundry seamstress, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by son Donald G.; daughter Eleanor Kaya; brothers Akira, Fred and George Kubota; sisters Lillian Chang, Susan Nogawa, Beatrice Olayer and Irene Okino; caregiver and daughter-in-law Katherine; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Gertrude Somera Sistoza

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July 15, 2015
Gertrude Somera Sistoza, 85, of Honolulu, a housekeeping linen room attendant at Kahala Hotel & Resort, died in Waipahu. She was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by daughter N. Joy; brothers Demetrio S., Andres S. and Cresencio S.; sisters Pacita S. Lopez, Juanita S. Pagaoa and Clarita S. Labuni; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Helen Maxima Iida

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July 22, 2015
Helen Maxima Iida, 74, of Lihue, a retired Coco Palms Hotel hostess, died at home. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Leland and Barry Yadao; daughters Yvonne McKeown, Donna Yadao, Dee Ann Rapozo, and Moana and Desiree Chun; brother Alfred Nabalta; 20 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Aug. 29 at the McKeown residence. Call 639-1413 for directions.

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Stephen Findley Tittle

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July 9, 2015
Stephen Findley Tittle, 49, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Jean, foster parents Lawrence and Edna Abe, brother James, foster brother Duwayne and foster sister Dawn D’Araujo. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Cemetery. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Yoshiko Kagihara

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July 5, 2015
Yoshiko Kagihara, 97, of Honolulu, a retired secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Glenn M. and Bruce N., daughter Nola L. Ota, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Martin Jingi Tohara

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June 27, 2015
Martin Jingi Tohara, 98, of Honolulu, a retired Lien Chemical Co. representative and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kalopa, Hawaii. He is survived by sister Jennett H.T. Tada. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Committal services: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Club 100. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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James Kahuanui

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July 18, 2015
James “Jimmy” Kahuanui, 55, of Waimea, a coach, farmer, craftsman, musician and songwriter, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tema L., daughter Lokahi, sons Kaimana and Pono, father Daniel and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea. Services: 11 a.m. Condolences may be sent to: P.O. Box 6418, Kamuela, HI 96743.

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Oscar Luis Tomas

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July 3, 2015
Oscar Luis “Oca” Tomas, 65, of Honolulu, a construction laborer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Davao, Mindanao, Philippines. He is survived by wife Araceli A.; sons Jacklord A. and Oscar A. Jr.; brothers Marleto, Hipolito Jr., Leo and Socrates; and sisters Lydia Aguilar and Mercedes Ang. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Audrey Yayoi Kakugawa

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July 19, 2015
Audrey Yayoi Kakugawa, 72, of Hilo, a retired teacher for Kohala High, Pahoa Elementary and High, and Mountain View Elementary and Intermediate schools, and a Keaau Intermediate School registrar, died at home. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Albert, daughters Alyson Kakugawa-Leong and Aili Hallstone and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings or gifts.

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Rodger Rikio Tsukamoto

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July 11, 2015
Rodger Rikio Tsukamoto, 68, of Aiea, a postmaster and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tuyet, sons Tate and Tyson, mother Dorothy, brother Kent, sister Sharon Takahashi and a grandchild. Services pending.

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Faafaleai Afuvai

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July 21, 2015
Faafaleai Afuvai, 78, of Waialua, a retired Hawaiian Regent Hotel pantry worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Aua, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Liava’a and Falesa L., brother Felagolago M., five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Valerie Kalanikahua Kauhi-Jardine

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July 2, 2015
Valerie Kalanikahua Kauhi-Jardine, 57, of Hilo, a retired Waiakea High School maintenance employee, died in Hilo Medical Center Extended Care Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai son J-Rowe Bennett, mother Adelaide Kauhi, sister Jodi Kauhi and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Aug. 7 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo. Aloha attire.

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Sam Choy Yee

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July 14
Sam Choy “Amoi” Yee, 101, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters Carol Jeong, Marion Leighton, Geraldine Fulton and Myrna Yee; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations suggested to charity.

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Masako Nakamura Arashiro

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June 28, 2015
Masako Nakamura Arashiro, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Duty Free Shoppers sales clerk, died in The Plaza at Punchbowl. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by husband Frederick Y., son Peter J. and daughter Alice Nagano. No services.

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Lawton Kaleolani Kipapa

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July 12, 2015
Lawton Kaleolani Kipapa, 58, of Hilo, a former Diamond Head Papaya warehouse operator and an ordained evangelist for House of Angels Ministries, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Lani L. and Don Ahuna, and Gabriel “Jr” Kipapa; and sisters Debra K. Silva, Velma U. Foster and Naomi L. Keolanui. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 8 at Central Christian Church, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Reception to follow at Keaukaha Beach Park. Aloha attire.

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Henry Masaaki Yoshimoto

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July 7, 2015
Henry Masaaki Yoshimoto, 88, of Pearl City, a retired Weyerhaeuser foreman mechanic, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shizue; son Dean Fujii; daughters Irene Niwa and Judy Blevins; sisters Matsue “Irene” Satogata, and Gladys Y. and Lillian S. Yoshimoto; and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Benjamin Delumondo Bolos

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July 25, 2015
Benjamin Delumondo Bolos, 81, of Hilo, co-owner of American Fence, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by daughters Brenda Bolos, Renee Stolte and Tricia Bejcek; sons Benton, Robin and Dayne; brothers Donald and William; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire.

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Lucia Hye Kyong Ko

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July 9, 2015
Lucia Hye Kyong Ko, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by son John; daughters Clara Kodama, Agnes Kim and Gemma Nur; brothers Ho Wohn and Ho Chil Kim; sister Jung Mi Han; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Manoa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

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Alice Young

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June 9, 2015
Alice Young, 91, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Steven K. and Edward K., daughters Pamela Westenhaver and Linda S.I. Young, brothers Percy and Ronald Ching, sister Mabel Woo, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Lottie Marie Boshard

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July 24, 2015
Lottie Marie Boshard, 80, of Frederick, Md., formerly of Wahiawa, died in Frederick. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Howard and Kyle Lindsey, and Ryan Boshard; daughters Donna, Charlene and Audrey Lindsey, and Adrianne Boshard; brother George Barclay; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services at a later date in Wahiawa. Flowers welcome.

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Brigida B. Lazaro

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July 16, 2015
Brigida B. Lazaro, 83, of Eleele, Kauai, a homemaker, died. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Alicea Borja and Loida Lazaro, son Edieson and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 21 at Hanapepe Church of the Nazarene. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

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