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Benny Enriquez Jr.

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Jan. 11, 2014
Benny “BJ” Enriquez Jr., 53, of Pahoa, Hawaii, owner and operator of BJ’s Performance Service LLC and an Army and Air Force veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lori K.; son Benny J.K.; daughter Leslie Rosehill, father Benny Sr.; mother Trinidad Caballero; sisters Marcia “Tiny” Nakatsu, Christine Ferreira and Justina Angelo; and five grand-children. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Puna Seventh-day Adventist Church, Kaloli Drive, Keaau, Hawaii. Procession at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 from Pahoa High School to a celebration of life at noon at Uncle Robert Keliihoomalu’s residence in Kaimu, Hawaii. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Ruth Chagami Otsuka

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Jan. 14, 2014
Ruth Chagami Otsuka, 94, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Edward M.; daughters Patricia-Ann S. Otsuka-Spencer, Esther N. Ishihara and Pauline K. Nichols; stepson Paul Luke; sisters Kazuye “Lillian” Yamamoto, Betty T. Koizumi and Jennie N. Tsuchidana; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Barbara Jean Fisher

Posted On February 9th, 2014 -

Feb. 4, 2014
Barbara Jean Fisher, 71, of Makaha died in Makaha. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband Robert J.; sons Reynold T. Jr. and Brian M. Talli, and John S. Jr. and James A. Greenwood; sister Janet Nario; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society Hawaii at cancer.org.

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Evelyn Ho’olapuni Bishaw Sing

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Jan. 23, 2014
Evelyn Ho’olapuni Bishaw “Honeygirl” Sing, 86, of Waianae, a retired federal government telecommunications operator supervisor at Hickam Air Force Base and Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center patient services retiree, died in Lahaina. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by daughters Erilyn Kaiwi, Kehau Kahelewai and Pua’ala B. Wilbur; brothers Alexander “Ale” Sr. and David “Honeyboy” Bishaw; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kanakaloloa Cemetery, Hoolehua. Aloha attire. Lei only.

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Cecilia Kalili Hapakuka

Posted On February 9th, 2014 -

Feb. 2, 2014
Cecilia Kalili Hapakuka, 93, of Kula, Maui, a Silversword Inn employee, died at home. She was born in Hanalei, Kauai. She is survived by sons Paul M. and Arthur P.; daughters Leina’ala Hapakuka-Moore, and Kali and Kaniu Hapakuka; hanai son Llewellyn Swift; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Burial of urn: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Setsu Judy Suzuki

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Jan. 17, 2014
Setsu Judy Suzuki, 84, of Kahului, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. warehouse worker, died in Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Brian, daughter Gwen Arisumi, brothers Richard and Wayne Anzai, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Douglas Hiroshi Isagawa

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Jan. 27, 2014
Douglas Hiroshi Isagawa, 91, of Kahului, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. surveyor and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Bernice F., son Keith, brother Isao, sisters Katsuko Tengan and Kiyono Nakasone, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to be held at a later date. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Fred Taitin

Posted On February 9th, 2014 -

Jan. 26, 2014
Fred Taitin, 68, of Aiea, a Jack Endo Electric journeyman electrician, died at home. He was born in Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Kilisitina M. “Tina”; sons Fred P., John Q., Pili P. and Sebastian A.; daughters Renee M. Fletcher and Dashlynn T. Taitin; brothers Mau, Fraser, Logan, Samuelu, Tualii and Vaipou Taitin, and James, Frederick, Albert and Walter Arp; sisters Ulufale Ah Kee, Mary, Clare, Hanamoa and Saiperia Taitin, Wilhelmina Sharma, Louise Main, Beverly Arp, Ruby Whitely, Caroline Applin, Leta Muavaa, Molimai Aetonu, and Rita T. Brown; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Mass at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Edith Hiltbrand

Posted On February 8th, 2014 -

Feb. 4, 2014
Edith Hiltbrand, 96, of Kailua, a teacher and farmer, died in Kailua. She was born in New York. She is survived by sons David, Ross and Paul; daughter Louisa C. Fuller; hanai daughter Carmen Ching; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services in New York. Donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

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Lyn J. Kux

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Feb. 5, 2014
Lyn J. Kux, 74, of Kailua, a private practice licensed clinical social worker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Sacramento, Calif. She is survived by husband Steve, sons Jeff and Rick Cowan, daughters Tiare Pinto and Lisa Routsong, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Honolulu Museum of Art, Wounded Warrior Project or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

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Arthur Akau Sr.

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Jan. 4, 2014
Arthur “Ace” Akau Sr., 62, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a Parker Ranch trucking foreman and Oye Construction groundskeeper, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Arthur Jr., Jason and Theodore Akau, Cody Oshiro and Brian Carvalho; daughter Krista; brothers Arnold Sr. and Arden; sister Theodora Gaspar; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Imiola Congregational Church, Kamuela. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at Mahukona. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Mitsue Yamamoto

Posted On February 8th, 2014 -

Jan. 29, 2014
Mitsue Yamamoto, 92, of Hilo, formerly of Lahaina, a Sheraton Maui housekeeper, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lester and Ron; daughter Sue; brothers Shigeo and Stanley Iwamoto; sisters Yumiko Nishimoto, Toyoko Nishiki, Jean Sakai and Irene Ushiro; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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James Francis Flynn

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Jan. 4, 2014
James Francis “Jimmy” Flynn, 73, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., president of Flynn Paving Co. and a Navy veteran, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Nancy; sons Thomas, Michael, Timothy and Matthew; and 12 grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Stanley Masters

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Jan. 11, 2014
Richard Stanley Masters, 79, of Honolulu, a hairstylist, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Lobaczowka, Poland. He is survived by sisters Jadwiga Wojcik and Danuta Zachariasiewicz. Services in Canada.

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Erva Farnsworth

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Jan. 20, 2014
Erva Farnsworth, 97, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired elementary school teacher, died. She was born in California. She is survived by daughter Bridget Milligan, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Veneranda Mauricio Mendoza

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Jan. 15, 2014
Veneranda Mauricio Mendoza, 78, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Marcelino, Zambales, Philippines. She is survived by husband Nicolas L., sons Michael M. and Maynard M., daughters Melani M. Widawsky and Maureen M. Robinson, brother Edmund C. Mauricio, sisters Norma M. Legaspi and Nenita M. Mondonedo, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church, Mililani. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Betty Ancheta Fahselt

Posted On February 8th, 2014 -

Feb. 2, 2014
Betty Ancheta Fahselt, 51, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Wilcox Memorial Hospital dietitian, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by companion Nelson Nitta Sr., son Nelson Nitta Jr., daughters Amanda and Salena, parents Juan “Jackie” and Rehina Ancheta, brothers Clayton and Gabriel Ancheta, sister Teresa Ancheta-Worrell and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 17 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Cathy Moniz

Posted On February 8th, 2014 -

Feb. 3, 2014
Cathy Moniz, 51, of Kaneohe, a Castle Medical Center PBX operator, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alan; son Joshua; daughter Ashley; hanai son Keone Hoopili Moniz; parents Lyla and William Cahill; brothers Raymond DeCosta and William “Bill” Cahill; sisters Heidi Ervin, and Theresa and Ann Marie Cahill; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Howard Cranford Culbreth

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April 23, 2013
Florine Ray Culbreth, 93, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, a retired public elementary school teacher in Hawaii, and her husband, Howard Cranford Culbreth, 92, also of Idaho Falls, a retiree of the Navy and Dillingham Corp. safety division, died at home. She was born in Burlington, N.C. He was born in Aberdeen, N.C. They are survived by son Steven, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Clarence M. Ray Jr. and sister Margaret Ray. He is also survived by sister Helen C. Dietze. Interment: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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Margaret Haruka Nekota

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Jan. 28, 2014
Margaret Haruka Nekota, also known as Hanayagi Miharu, 94, of Honolulu, a professional classical Japanese dance instructor, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Joanne K. Ching, stepdaughter Maybelle A. Moore, brother Kazutaka Ishii, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Florine Ray Culbreth

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June 4, 2013
Florine Ray Culbreth, 93, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, a retired public elementary school teacher in Hawaii, and her husband, Howard Cranford Culbreth, 92, also of Idaho Falls, a retiree of the Navy and Dillingham Corp. safety division, died at home. She was born in Burlington, N.C. He was born in Aberdeen, N.C. They are survived by son Steven, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Clarence M. Ray Jr. and sister Margaret Ray. He is also survived by sister Helen C. Dietze. Interment: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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Phillip Delos Santos Perreira Jr.

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Feb. 6, 2014
Phillip Delos Santos Perreira Jr., 77, of Honolulu, a Federal Aviation Administration flight service retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elizabeth K.M., sons William D. and Kevin D. Kaneko, daughter Cheryl L. Scellato, brothers Winston and Leo Perreira, and sister Yolanda Keliikuli. Private services.

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Yuriko Lily Correira

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Jan. 14, 2014
Yuriko Lily Correira, 86, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Hawaiian Holiday Macadamia Nut factory controller, died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband William, daughters Wilma Asato and Marlyce Correira, brothers Tadao and Masa Tasaka, sisters Nancy Kaaekuahiwi and Akiko Dumadag, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa. Services: 10 a.m.

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Mistie Dawn Pontin

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Jan. 19, 2014
Mistie Dawn Pontin, 37, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Dover, Ohio. She is survived by husband Richard; sons Keone and Elijah; daughters Shari-Ann, Shanel and Melissa; parents Joseph and Desiree Leggett; grandmothers Frances Viloria and Doris Leggett; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Barbara Ann Keala Clifton

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Jan. 7, 2014
Barbara Ann Keala Clifton, 74, of Vallejo, Calif., a Hawaiian cultural program kupuna and a Farm Air Service Inc. secretary in California, died in Vallejo. She was born in Ulupalakua, Maui. She is survived by son Millard Sonny C.K. Jr.; daughters Sherry and Tanya; hanai daughter Ellen Kamai; brothers John Keali’i, and James K. and Simeon K. Pihana; sisters Nancy K. English, Winona T. Chaney, Sally M. Gow, Iona K. Kalahiki, Frances L. Hoapili and Ida M.K. Pihana; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Luis Serano Quel

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Feb. 3, 2014
Luis Serano Quel, 93, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired salesman for Harry’s Appliances and Sears Roebuck & Co., and a Kauai Surf chef, died at home. He was born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Pacifico “Pat,” daughters Elsie Ollado and Norma Vida, sister Adelina Q. Villamar, 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 15 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Ronald Benedict Iida

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Feb. 5, 2014
Ronald Benedict Iida, 77, of Lihue, a State Farm Insurance agent, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Jean H.; son Jeffrey; daughters Darrellyn Lemke, Rona Beal and Ardna Seiffert; brother Sherwood; sister Jocelyn Iida-Yamamoto; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. March 1 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thomas H. Barlan

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Jan. 23, 2014
Thomas H. Barlan, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Moana Surfrider room service waiter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Loretta P. “Pacing”; son Rudolfo “Rudy”; daughter Virgina Puma; stepsons Boni, Jacob and Tyrone B. Celoza; stepdaughters Nora Yarnell, Pat Higa and Isabel Asuncion; hanai son Ernest Ahue; sister Julita “Julie”; 13 grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 22 step-great-grandchildren; and four step- great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Elizabeth Ramsey

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Feb. 4, 2014
Elizabeth Ramsey, 86, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired American Airlines sky chef, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kauna Kihikihi, daughters Greglinn Ramseyer and Ivanelle “Bea” Hatton, brother William Arthur, sister Phyliss Arthur, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Wilhelmina Sophia Kanae

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Jan. 23, 2014
Wilhelmina Sophia Kanae, 80, of Waimanalo, a retired entertainer, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ernest and Steven; daughters Wilhelmina M. Kanae and Frances Becker; brother William Gomes; sisters Gertrude Mahoney, Ruth Yap, Ernestine Kama, Juanita Shoehigh and Claire Ann Cabrido; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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