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Motoe Tada

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July 5, 2014
Motoe Tada, 93, of Hilo, a Hawaiian Linen Supply retiree, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Norman and Lloyd, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Charles Yuji Fuentes

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June 15, 2014
Charles Yuji Fuentes, 54, of Wahiawa, a telecommunications technician for ActioNet, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Tanya Fuentes-Ho, brothers Paul Jr. and Stanley, and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Hongwanji and 2 p.m. graveside at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Yoshio Taira

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May 9, 2014
Yoshio Taira, 88, of Lahaina, a retired Pioneer Mill Co. machinist, died. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Katsuko, son Barry, daughters Joyce Taira and Grace Thorbecke, and seven grandchildren. Services held. No monetary gifts. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Russell H. Haitsuka

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June 30, 2014
Russell H. Haitsuka, infant son of Craig and Cymbree Haitsuka of Wailuku, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is also survived by brother Ethan; and grandparents Anthony and Charlene Corniel, and Miton and Corlyne Haitsuka. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Hazel Hayame Tasaka

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June 12, 2014
Hazel Hayame Tasaka, 89, of Waimanalo, a retired farmer, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Bert H., brother Morris M. Umehira, sister Patsy S. Momota, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Aaron Matthew Noah Guting

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April 3, 2014
Aaron Matthew Noah “Kian” Guting, 52, of Moreno Valley, Calif., a Vons checker/cashier and Starbucks manager, died in Riverside, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Salvador “Greg” and Gwendolyn; brothers Malcolm, Gregory “Tex” and Jayme; and sisters Sharolyn Honda and Darrelyn Tamashiro. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Saturday at 92-102 Ulele Place, Kapolei. Casual attire.

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Ernest Uyehara

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June 29, 2014
Ernest Uyehara, 75, of Aiea, a mason and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Blanche, son Calvin and sister Bertha Nishina. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 2 at Pearl City Community Church, 933 Lehua Ave. Services: 10 a.m. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Gregg Keola Maeda

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June 15, 2014
Gregg Keola Maeda, 40, of Honolulu, a chemist for the city’s Department of Environmental Services, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Warren and Karen, and brother Brent. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rufino Meneses Vidal

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June 22, 2014
Rufino Meneses Vidal, 74, of Wailuku, a Wailuku Agribusiness retiree, died in the Philippines. He was born in Dagupan, Philippines. He is survived by son Wilfredo; daughters Maria Yamashiro, Mina Chan and Luz Siliado; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 10 a.m. Urn burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Margaret Ramento Manuel

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June 12, 2014
Margaret Ramento Manuel, 84, of Honolulu, a retiree of New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Jim R., Bonifacio R., Angelito R., Maximo R., Robenson R. and Kennedy R.; daughters Julieta M. Matitu, Cristina M. Diego and Lene Grace M. Calderon; brother Benson Ramento; sister Gloria Ramento; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual or aloha attire; no black attire. Flowers welcome.

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Titus Daniel Wilson

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June 26, 2014
Titus Daniel Wilson, 23, of Waipahu, a self-employed IT technician, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Setefano Pahulu and Linda V. Wilson; sister Chen-lee L.; half brothers Shawn, Shane, Spence and Mayette Pahulu; half sister Sherri Pahulu; and grandparents Dale and Puaula Wilson. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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Larry Yutoku Arakawa

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June 30, 2014
Larry Yutoku Arakawa, 85, of Lahaina died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by sons Brian, Douglas and Stuart; daughter Loriann Arakawa-Lewis; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Lahaina United Methodist Church. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Esther Lee Lau

Posted On July 12th, 2014 -

June 10, 2014
Esther Lee Lau, 97, of Honolulu, former proprietor of Alexander Grocery, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Linda Teruya, sons Michael and Richard, sister Mildred Lum, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Clement’s Episcopal Church or any charity.

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Maria Saoit Raguindin

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July 8, 2014
Maria Saoit Raguindin, 76, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Grover S., Gilbert S. and Abraham S.; daughters Shirley R. Berlanga, Elsie R. Rose and Lisa R. Daclison; sisters Lorraine S. Lorenza and Blanca S. Cenence; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kalihi Union Church.Services: 4 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Charles DePonte

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June 10, 2014
Charles “Charlie” DePonte, 82, of Mililani, a Kahua Ranch maintenance supervisor, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Minerva “Minnie,” son Charles B. Jr., daughter Lei Gomes, brother Patrick Kopa, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Harue Genka Lee

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June 26, 2014
Harue Genka Lee, 92, of Honolulu, a Shriners Hospital nurse, died. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Herbert T.C. and sons Kevin and Jeffrey. Visitation: 11 a.m. July 19 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Mildred Elizabeth Seastrom

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June 26, 2014
Mildred Elizabeth Seastrom, 104, of Honolulu, a retired office manager for Girl Scouts of Hawaii, died in Honolulu. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by son Greg, daughters Marcia Seastrom-Chang and Paula Seastrom-Nelson, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Kenneth Claire Eckley

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July 2, 2014
Kenneth Claire Eckley, 92, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a United Airlines retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in Garden Isle Health Care. He was born in Iowa. He is survived by wife Lois; son Thomas; daughters Shel Rheinor, Lisa Lowell and Verna Harrison; sister Bonnie Crosman; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. No services.

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Hui Qiu Li

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June 27, 2014
Hui Qiu Li, 42, of Honolulu, a hotel housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Chung Shan, China. She is survived by husband Yong Chi, son Michael, daughter Linda, mother Ze Ying Liang and brothers Wai Kee and Wai Kim. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Pali View IV. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Francis Akira Shiotani

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July 4, 2014
Francis Akira Shiotani, 84, of Mililani, a retired certified public accountant, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Edith; sons Dwight, Eric and Andrew; brother Barney; sisters Norma and Elsie; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Lydia Mona Fernandes

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July 3, 2014
Lydia Mona Fernandes, 93, of Honolulu, a switchboard operator, died in a private care home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Patricia Jones, a grandchild, two great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Thomas Lupini Lobo

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June 17, 2014
Thomas Lupini Lobo, 67, of Las Vegas, an Army veteran who served in the VietnamWar, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Trudy; sons William, Renny, Renny “Aaron,” Robin and Milton Kalai, and Thomas, Edward and Christian Lobo; daughters Laura Chung, Kelley Girl and Christine Lobo; and sisters Mary Dawn, Betty Spillner, Sheila Kahalepauole, Verna Lei Schutz-Kahele and Karen Deguiar-Amituanai. Services held in Las Vegas. Flowers welcome. Condolences may be sent to Trudy Lobo, 5385 Latigo St., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

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Esther Hekili Keliihoomalu Smith

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July 8, 2014
Esther Hekili Keliihoomalu Smith, 71, of Waianae died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband John F.; sons Roland H. Keliihoomalu, and John K.K. and Century Kauhane K. Smith; daughters Celeste Nalani K. Schuett and Melissa Minei K. Smith; brother Sonny Keliihoomalu; sisters Dorothy “Tidi” Leong, Ruth Williamson, Linda and Henrietta “Hanki” Hopeau, and Evelyn Kahaleua; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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John James Germaine

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June 12, 2014
John James Germaine, 85, of Aiea, a retired First Insurance Co. investigator and retired Air Force master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by daughter Lynda Corry, sons Paul and Jon, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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James Tadao Matsui

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May 30, 2014
James Tadao Matsui, 86, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hattie, brother Lawrence, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Seikichi Taba

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July 7, 2014
Seikichi Taba, 90, of Pearl City died in Aiea. He was born in Libbyville. He is survived by son Glenn and sisters Harue Kawano and Fumie Abhrams. Services pending.

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Elizabeth Lilia Gonsalves

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June 28, 2014
Elizabeth Lilia Gonsalves, 90, of Kaneohe, a clerk, died. She was born in Honokohua, Maui. She is survived by husband John R. Jr., sons John III and Dennis, brothers Ernest and Jordan, sisters Rose and Dorothy, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe, 45-150 Waikalua Road. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Bernice Eleanor McCartin

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July 5, 2014
Bernice Eleanor McCartin, 91, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker and Hawaii Adult Day Care member, died in Keaau. She was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. She is survived by son Dennis, daughter Sue Beauregard, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services inCave Creek, Ariz. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Richard Goichi Tamaoka

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June 18, 2014
Richard Goichi Tamaoka, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Monarch Jade and Gems clerk and an Army veteran, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Betty F., sons Wesley and Bradley, daughter Joyce Bajet, brother Kelly S., six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Albert C. Johnston Jr.

Posted On July 12th, 2014 -

July 2, 2014
Albert C. “Buck” Johnston Jr., 88, of Ewa Beach, a Navy veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Boston. He is survived by former wife Clara; sons Albert C. III, Bruce and David; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. No services.

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