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Fumiko Oshiro

Posted On April 18th, 2014 -

March 28, 2014
Fumiko Oshiro, 79, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Mindanao, Philippines. She is survived by husband Yoshimori, daughter Marisa, brother Yoshikazu Matsumoto and sister Yoko Matsumoto. Private services.

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Sadie Sue Kamali’i Lewis Ruff

Posted On April 18th, 2014 -

March 29, 2014
Sadie Sue Kamali’i Lewis Ruff, 80, of Silverdale, Wash., formerly of Aiea, a teacher at Pearl Ridge and Aiea elementary schools, died in Silverdale. She was born in Fort Smith, Ark. She is survived by son Randy, daughters Kymberlee Ruff and Karen Ruff Laberge, and five grandchildren. Services to be held in Bremerton, Wash. Flowers welcome.

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Selwin Kazuto Saito

Posted On April 18th, 2014 -

Jan. 14, 2014
Selwin Kazuto Saito, 73, of Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines, an Army veteran and a retired cargo master and supervisor at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Calbayog City. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Edwina S., daughters Gia and Aliana, and brothers Russ, Sterling and Ryland. Services held in the Philippines and Hawaii.

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Pedro Bio

Posted On April 18th, 2014 -

March 26, 2014
Pedro “Pete” Bio, 91, of Waipahu, a Hawaiian Dredging retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Bangued, Abra, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Rosita Duhon, Priscilla Griffin, Theresa Matsuo, Veronica Bio, Carmelita Uta and Virginia Orpilla; brother Honesto; sister Magdalena Quiocho; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Caroline Timan

Posted On April 18th, 2014 -

April 2, 2014
Caroline Timan, 82, of Waianae, a Child Protective Services foster parent, died in Aiea. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Donald; son Lawrence Baldisamo; daughters Maxine Garcia, Karen Gomes, Eunice Milikaa and Caroline Keeler; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services to be announced at a later date. Donations suggested to American Heart Association, 677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 600, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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James Leslie Carr

Posted On April 18th, 2014 -

March 18, 2014
James Leslie Carr, 75, of Wahiawa, an Army captain and Purple Heart recipient who served in the Vietnam War, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Sheridan, Wyo. He is survived by wife Larraine; daughters Rayne Jensen, Gerianne Medeiros and Sarah Tabije; brother John “Jack”; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Adeline Lucian Wilson

Posted On April 18th, 2014 -

April 11, 2014
Adeline Lucian Wilson, 90, of Kailua, a clerk typist, died in Kailua. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Edwin Jr., hanai daughter Edwina VanVooren, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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William Wah Lum Chong

Posted On April 18th, 2014 -

March 29, 2014
William Wah Lum Chong, 92, of Kailua, an optical instrument mechanic at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane, sons Ronald and Leonard, daughters Aileen Chong and Gwendolyn Dace, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Masanobu Yagi

Posted On April 18th, 2014 -

Feb. 15, 2014
Masanobu Yagi, 91, of Hilo, a retired Waldron distributor, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jennifer, son Lawrence N., daughters Shirley F. Yamashita and Gloria N. Carlile, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Benjamin Puna Baker

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

March 18, 2014
The Rev. Benjamin Puna Baker, 78, of Waianae, a Hawaiian Electric Co. retiree and reverend at Ark of Safety Christian Fellowship, died in Waianae. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Barbara; sons Benjamin P. and Brian K.; daughters Blossom N. Meyers, Brenda-Lee Kalahiki and Brenette I. Baker; sister Lydia Escuadro; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Diosdado Real Pelaez

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

March 17, 2014
Diosdado Real “Dado” Pelaez, 86, of Waipahu, a Freeman Guards and Global Associates retiree, died in Waipahu. He was born in Marinduque, Philippines. He is survived by wife Afra P.; sons Wilfredo P., Eduardo P., Rodolfo P. and Diosdado P. Jr.; daughters Evie P. Roque, Gloria P. Melicor, Liberty F. Monsayac and Maria L.P. Pelaez; brother Teodoro R.; sister Millie; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Janet Mae Calibraro

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

April 6, 2014
Janet Mae Calibraro, 76, of Honolulu, a retiree, died. She was born in Aurora, Ill. She is survived by sons Doug, Dean and Craig; sister Jean Pope; and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Burton Ryan Salas

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

April 9, 2014
Burton Ryan Salas, 24, of Wailuku, a Maui Community Correctional Center adult corrections officer, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Bethany; unborn son Burton S.; daughter Gabrielle K.A.; parents Thomas Salas and Bernadette Cabral-Salas; brothers Benjamin Cabral and Bronson and Brenner Salas; sisters Starlene Cabral and Sheena, Shampagne and Shavana Salas; and grandparent Rose. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Valley Isle Fellowship Sanctuary, 473 High St., Wailuku. Services: 5:30 p.m. Celebration of life to be held at a later date in Hilo; contact Hilo family with any questions. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Susan Anela Ahn Chu

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

March 21, 2014
Susan Anela Ahn Chu, 94, of Kaneohe, a housekeeper for Chris Hemmeter, died in Kailua. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by son Anthony “Sonny” Soares, daughter Gwendolyn Leong, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Rita Helen Sarme

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

April 12, 2014
Rita Helen Sarme, 74, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a homemaker and a Women’s Army Corps veteran, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Manuel “Manning”; sons Alvin “Bino” Owens-Sarme and Manuel, James and Wayne Sarme; daughter Vanessa; brother Charles Rosa; and sisters Lucille Foster, Dorothy Rosa and Shirley Legaspi; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Noriko Minaguchi Cossey

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

March 26, 2014
Noriko Minaguchi Cossey, 84, of Honolulu, an Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Association director, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by son Michael, daughter Patricia Matsuo, sister Akemi Kogure and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Sueno Sugimura

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

April 1, 2014
Sueno Sugimura, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Hawi, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Michael Y. and Miles K., daughter Lynn S. Docktor, sister Adele Tokumaru, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Angela Mungcal Enriquez

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

March 21, 2014
Angela Mungcal Enriquez, 83, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. She was born in Samal, Bataan, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Irene De La Cruz and Irma Colipano, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Richard M. Tenma

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

April 2, 2014
Richard M. Tenma, 79, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Laura L.; sons Layne and Craig; daughter Dee; brother Howard; sisters Elsie Okamura and June, Mae and Pearl Tenma; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Mildred Sueko Fuertes

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Mildred Sueko “Millie” Fuertes, 72, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired Waimea High School teacher, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by husband Basilio “Tata Bunga” Jr.; son Kareem R.Y.; daughters Kimberly T. Kamiya and Cheryl S. Robles; brothers Stanley, Bernard and Eugene Oshima; sister Lilian Rivera; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waimea High School front lawn. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire.

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Mary Sayomi Tokimura

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

March 26, 2014
Mary Sayomi Tokimura, 91, of Lihue, a Sears Roebuck and Co. retiree, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by son Wayne; daughters Karyn K. Tokimura, Sharleen S. Taira and Joanne M. Taguma; sisters Marian Kashigi and Gladys Fuchigami; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Elaine C. Galang

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Elaine C. Galang, 85, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Keith and Carlton; daughters Henriette Galang and Beverly Johnson; sisters Magdalen Anoba, Isabella Lambayan, Chris Torres, Gloria Perreira, Loretta Corniel and Pearl Vierra; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Minoru Yamauchi

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

April 11, 2014
Minoru Yamauchi, 88, of Kaneohe, an electrical engineer and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley H., son Todd K. and sisters Betty Warden and Hanako Yamauchi. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Florence Shizuko Hasegawa

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

March 14, 2014
Florence Shizuko Hasegawa, 105, of Lahaina, a Hawaii Department of Health marriage license agent, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughter Patricia Masumoto, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes: 4 p.m. May 4 at Lahaina Jodo Mission beach pavilion. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Powerhouse Church, c/o Pat Masumoto, P.O. Box 880415, Pukalani, HI 96788.

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Cecelia Kalahoano Waiwaiole Lum

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

April 4, 2014
Cecelia Kalahoano Waiwaiole Lum, 75, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Island Hospice Home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Norman L.M.; sons Brett K., Robert I. and Dale T.; daughter Annette S.L. Jones; brothers Lono and Lloyd Waiwaiole; sisters Healani Waiwaiole and Nalani Taylor; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Catherine Ibera Agbayani

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

March 27, 2014
Catherine Ibera Agbayani, 43, of Honolulu, a Straub Clinic & Hospital registered nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Juan and Concepcion, brothers Eddie and Danilo, and sisters Maribeth George and Josephine Alonso. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:15 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial at noon at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Alan Scott Masumoto

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

April 8, 2014
Alan Scott Masumoto, 48, of Waianae, a caregiver, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by mother Pat and brother James “Kimo.” Services: 9 a.m. Sunday at Pastors Park, 87-930 Farrington Highway, Waianae. Donations suggested to Powerhouse Church, P.O. Box 2536, Waianae, HI 96792.

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Lola Pualani Pacheco Archuletta

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

April 12, 2014
Lola Pualani Pacheco Archuletta, 73, of Eagle Point, Ore., died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Eric Rick, Robert James Jr. and Raymond Darrell; daughter Nadine Dee-Dee Miller; brother Jeffery “Brother” Pacheco; sisters Antoinette Gayle Moore, Raina Lovey Wilson, Estelle Ulu Francisco and Tanya Andrea Powell; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Oregon. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society, 31 W. 6th St., Medford, OR 97501.

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Larry Bunji Nakamoto

Posted On April 17th, 2014 -

March 31, 2014
Larry Bunji Nakamoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Amsco plumber and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yasuko and brothers Warren and Theodore. Private services. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Risati Leota Tuisi’ufaga Poueu

Posted On April 16th, 2014 -

March 21, 2014
Risati Leota Tuisi’ufaga Poueu, 77, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Swains Island, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Tauva; sons Laauli P. and Ata Risati; daughters Lealofi Risati, Tauilo Poueu, Saifaaua Tuisaula, Siolo Hunt and Ruta Siaosi; 40 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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