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Leslie Arthur Botelho

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March 5, 2014
Leslie Arthur “Les” Botelho, 71, of Hilo, a retired superintendent for the Hawaii County Motor Pool Division, owner of L&B Trucking LLC and former Hilo Iron Works welder, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betty Jean; sons Anson Botelho, Kyle Schuman and Dalston Cortez; daughters Martha Rodillas, Wendy Botelho-Cortez, Peggy Kealoha and Ellie-Jean Kalawe; brother Brien; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gaylord Kekoa Williams

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March 5, 2014
Gaylord Kekoa “Kahu” Williams, 81, of Lihue, a Lihue First Church minister, died at home. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife June S., sons Jonathan and David, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 22 at Lihue First Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mary T. Ikeda

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Feb. 21, 2014
Mary T. Ikeda, 77, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Mildred Arita, Leatrice Sasaki, Betty Shiroma, Grace Rhoads, Lillian Lieberman and Florence and Jeanette Ikeda. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Roy Takeshi Okubo

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Jan. 21, 2014
Roy Takeshi Okubo, 64, of Honolulu, formerly of Kohala, Hawaii, an electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kohala. He is survivd by sons Ian and Ron, brother Myron and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Scott Allen Calistro

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Feb. 24, 2014
Scott Allen Calistro, 51, of Kailua, a gardener for St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and St. John Vianney Catholic Church, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Raymond and Tyson, and sisters Cathy Hamasaki and Diane Moses. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

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Miyoko Yagi

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Feb. 14, 2014
Miyoko Yagi, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Ebisu Catering manager and a retired liquor store owner, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Thelma Arakawa, Irene Yagi, Claire Lou Yoneji, Sheila Harker and Kary Lee Ota; sisters Tomoyo Kaneshiro, Sarah Mitchell, Kay Suga and Jane Makinodan; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Linda K. Jicha

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Jan. 29, 2014
Linda K. Jicha, 66, of Mililani, a federal government retiree, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Spokane, Wash. She is survived by husband Harvey J.; sons Jonathan and James K.; daughter Stephanie L. Newton; brothers Ken, Michael and Dennis Regan; sisters Pam Pipkin and Sharon Bryan; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Jamie Oshiro

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Feb. 6, 2014
Jamie “Ufugusiku” Oshiro, 53, of Honolulu, a sales representative, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Albert, brother Myles, sisters Michelle Chang and Robin Kotani, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Toho No Hikari, 3510 Nuuanu Pali Drive. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Lorie Phillips Call

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Feb. 28, 2014
Dr. Lorie Phillips Call, 70, of Princeville, Kauai, a chiropratic doctor in California, died at home. She was born in Glendale, Calif. She is survived by husband Lynn; son Shawn; daughters Dalana Rayne, Kathie Ensign and Karen Mortensen; sister Pauline McCosh; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life held at Hanalei Pier.

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Pamela Young

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March 3, 2014
Pamela Young, 59, of Honolulu, a Marmol Hawaii employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Kanoe and Makana, and sisters Ellen “Kookie” Smith and Priscilla “Momi” Davin. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Ka Hale Hoano o ke Akua, 1760 Nalani St. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Christopher Liwai Joseph

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Feb. 11, 2014
Christopher Liwai “Buddy” Joseph, 63, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Levi; daughters Shayna, Farah “Kulia” and T.J.; brothers Cupid “Helei” III, Kalani “Meka” and Walter “Ho’i” Joseph, and Ernest “Kalei,” Eugene “Kalani,” Everette “Hoku” and Edwin “Ali’i” Goo; sisters Julie Kassebeer and Eunice “Ming Toi” Goo; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Miriam Naholowaaokamakaiokapololu Woolsey Jay Reed

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Jan. 16, 2014
Miriam Naholowaaokamakaiokapololu Woolsey Jay Reed, 102, of Manoa Valley, a retired assistant vice president for Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan. died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Albert “Eddie” and Bernard Jay, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Thelma Chu Chang

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Feb. 13, 2014
Thelma Chu Chang, 95, of Honolulu, a former owner of Riviera Hair Fashions, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Marian Yap and Hester Pang. Private services.

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Ruby Ching Yuen

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Feb. 9, 2014
Ruby Ching Yuen, 97, of Honolulu, an Aloha Airlines reservationist, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clifford Jr., Newton and Brooks; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Tadao Kamisato

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Feb. 15, 2014
Tadao Kamisato, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Windward Builders carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Iris T.; son Wayne T.; daughters Lori Ann Y.K. Ohama and Karilynn K.K. Arase; sisters Jessie Teruya, Jane Larson and Gladys Kamisato; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Sadamu Saiki

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Feb. 21, 2014
Sadamu “Sada” Saiki, 88, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired maintenance technician for Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort, manager of Ala Moana Bowl in Lihue and an Army veteran, died in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Reiko; son Nolan Omi; daughters Sadie Sunada, Colette Saiki, Raleen Pascua and Leesha Kawamura; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Dennis K.M. Ching

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March 6, 2014
Dennis K.M. Ching, 64, of Wailuku, owner of Happy Valley Auto Shop, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sherry S.; sons Kimo, Kalani and Bryson Ching, Jason Fujimoto Ching and J.R. Fuqua; daughter Tootsie; hanai sons Dillon Eiland and Blacks Poouahi; brothers Bill and Jeff; sister Linda Mahoe; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Kyle Palani Kurata

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Feb. 18, 2014
Kyle Palani Kurata, 58, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Joanne M., parents Clara and Francis, brother Kevin and sister Kim Macwilliams. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Paul Zenko Sakomizu

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Feb. 7, 2014
Paul Zenko Sakomizu, 62, of Honolulu, an inventor and musician, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Kyoto, Japan. He is survived by son Jason Eklund, daughter Chandra Eklund, mother Cecilia Y. Takaki, brother David Takaki, sisters Cecilia N. Marchese and Teresa S. Pang, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Mark S. Angut

Posted On March 10th, 2014 -

Feb. 5, 2014
Mark S. Angut, 73, of Waianae, a retired Honolulu police officer, died in Aiea. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Yvonne, hanai sonRico, daughters Jennifer Tamaki and Danelle Hartwell, hanai daughters Lisa andNicole, sisters Gertrude Alfiche and Baudilia “Bae”Marchan, and four grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Additional visitation:8:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Saburo Takamura

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Feb. 20, 2014
Saburo Takamura, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Standard Oil-Chevron refinery operator and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn S., sonMichael and two grandchildren. Visitation:3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:4:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Teodoro Acpal Cacal

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Feb. 9, 2014
Teodoro Acpal “Oril”Cacal, 96, of Waipahu, a Navy Marine Golf Course retiree, died in Aiea.He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rufina S.; sons Florendo, Benny, German and Henry; daughters Lucrina Layos and Armelina Tabua; brother Felix; sister Esminia Madamba; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Additional visitation:8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Program:10 a.m. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Stan Minoru Tomimoto

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Feb. 20, 2014
Stan Minoru Tomimoto, 67, of Mililani, a physical education instructor at Mililani High School, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Duke, daughter Monica M., brother WarrenI. and three grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m.

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Tomiko Fujitake

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March 5, 2014
Tomiko Fujitake, 90, of Hilo, formerly of Papaikou, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Family Christian Center in Hilo, 168 Holomua St. Services:11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Hailame Samita Vave

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March 4, 2014
Hailame Samita Vave, 54, of Laie died in Kahuku Medical Center. He was born in Ohonua Eua, Tonga. He is survived by wife Ofakivaha; sons Sione T. and Samuela K.K.; daughters Litia T., Ulani W. and Henilieta; father Tevita; mother Sepiuta H.; brothers Hanui, Sione F., Samuela and Sione T.; sisters Meleane Uasila‘a, Setaita Lavulavu and Tangikina ‘Ofa. Visitation:9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake, 6th Ward. Services:11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

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Misao Gauvreau

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Feb. 24, 2014
Misao Gauvreau, 78, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Chiba City, Japan. She is survived by daughters Belinda Adcock and Sandra Gauvreau, sisters Asako Sato and Yoshiko Sekine, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Carol Manono Spillner Goto

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Feb. 13, 2014
Carol Manono Spillner Goto, 64, of Ewa Beach, a former Kipapa Elementary School teacher, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harley and Rodger; daughters Michelle Avilla and Caroline Brewer; brothers Charles, Henry and Alex Spillner; sisters Yvonne Mesa, Peggy Luis and Rachel English; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Thursday at MililaniMortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at MililaniMemorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Katherine Lee Nelson

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March 6, 2014
Katherine Lee “Kathie”Nelson, 66, of Kihei, Maui, owner of Too Clean Maui, died in MauiMemorial Medical Center.She was born inOregon. She is survived by companion Colin Hurst; son Teddy Koehn; daughter Cassie Franklin; siblings Pat Adams, Jim Tynan, Lisa Blue and Lynne Hartford; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life:3 p.m. Wednesday at Kalama Park in Kihei. Condolences may be sent to ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Edward Y. Oki

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Jan. 24, 2014
EdwardY. “Ed” Oki, 86, of Aiea, a retired storage specialist for the Army and an Army veteran, died in Aiea.He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Curtis, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Joseph Pigott

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Feb. 12, 2014
Joseph “Joe” Pigott, 76, of Wahiawa, a retired employee for the Department of Defense Electronic Shop 2, Fort Shafter Flats, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Charlestown, Mass. He is survived by wife Patricia “Pat”; daughter Bernadette R.; brothers Robert Pigott, John Collins and Philip Untersee; and sisters Mary E. Untersee and Irene Pigott. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass:11 a.m.

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