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Yukio Kiyabu

Posted On November 23rd, 2015 -

Oct. 27, 2015
Yukio Kiyabu, 90, of Wahiawa, a retired McDonnell Douglas aircraft technician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Hisako, son Terrence, daughter Ada Kaneko, brother Kosei, sister Shigeko Tokumoto and two grandchildren. Private services.

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George Tadayoshi Kubota

Posted On November 23rd, 2015 -

Nov. 3, 2015
George Tadayoshi Kubota, 97, of Honolulu, a retired accountant for the City and County of Honolulu and Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Dexter C., daughter Lynette Y. Takehara, sister Sayoko Suyeoka, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Jared Tadao Matsuda

Posted On November 23rd, 2015 -

Nov. 14, 2015
Jared Tadao Matsuda, 28, of Kailua, an American Medical Response emergency medical technician, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Gail Sakihara, father Mark, sister Kelsey and grandparents James and Dorothy Ogasawara and Yuri Matsuda. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Gilbert G. Paulos

Posted On November 23rd, 2015 -

Oct. 6, 2015
Gilbert G. “Boy” Paulos, 73, of Ewa Beach, a retired Amfac employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dana P. Su’e; daughter Debbie Vargas; sisters Jane Morreira, Sandra Perreira and Beverly Melin; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday at Franciscan Vista Ewa Community Center, 91-1471 Miula St., Ewa Beach.

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Frances Fujie Shiraishi

Posted On November 23rd, 2015 -

Aug. 21, 2015
Frances Fujie Shiraishi, 90, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk, died in Hilo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Glenn T.; daughter Wendy T.; brother Akira Aoki; sisters Nancy and Helen Aoki and Ruth Tajiri; and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Lafo Meauli Uiagalelei

Posted On November 23rd, 2015 -

Nov. 10, 2015
Lafo Meauli Uiagalelei, 93, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Futiga, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Dr. Lealofi and Toiva Uiagalelei and Aloalo and David Maumausolo; daughter Siatuloi Chapman; sister Fetalaiga Vaolo; 23 grandchildren; and 55 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Herbert S. Uyema

Posted On November 23rd, 2015 -

Oct. 7, 2015
Herbert S. Uyema, 81, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaiian Electric machinist/foreman and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Roxanne; son Randy; daughter Tammy Uyema-Oshiro; brothers Edward M. and Clyde T.; sisters Jean Y. Hayashi, Gail S. Miyamoto and Pat S. Uyema-Matsuda; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Joseph Patrick Gauen

Posted On November 23rd, 2015 -

Nov. 5, 2015
Joseph Patrick Gauen, 67, of Kailua, a carpenter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Daniel T. and sister Nancy Gillette. Private services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Violet Mathilda Gomes

Posted On November 23rd, 2015 -

Nov. 13, 2015
Violet Mathilda Gomes, 83, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Howard Jr.; daughters Bernadine Asuncion, Brenda Kaahanui, Stacy Shigaki and Belinda Gomes; brothers Stanley, Douglas and James Castro; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Private service.

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George Yoshio Higa

Posted On November 23rd, 2015 -

Oct. 29, 2015
George Yoshio Higa, 82, of Wahiawa, a retired estimator for Industrial Welding and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kaoru; daughter Harriet; brothers Zensuke, Richard, Harry, Ronald and Michael; sisters Mabel Higa, Alice Howe and Lorene Ono; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Shigeo Higa

Posted On November 23rd, 2015 -

Oct. 16, 2015
Shigeo “Shaggy” Higa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired City and County of Honolulu traffic control installation inspector, died in Manoa Cottage. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Katherine F.; sons Scott and Ross; brothers Richard, Toshio and Kenneth; sisters Fusako Tamashiro and Kimiye Koide; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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David Kaaa Keala

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Nov. 6, 2015
David Kaaa Keala, 78, of Pukalani, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Florence L.; sons David K., Darren K. and Dylan K.; daughter Davelyne K. Iokia; hanai sons Craig Chaves and Dave Kiyojima; hanai daughter Adrienne Kawano; brother Sheldon I.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Maui Lani Stake Center, 1300 Maui Lani Parkway, Kahului. Services at noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery, Haiku. Flowers welcome.

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Charles Tetsuji Kimoto

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Oct. 12, 2015
Charles Tetsuji Kimoto, 68, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shop superintendant and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tina, son Cody, daughter Anela Hubbert, stepson Aaron Gushiken, brother Ernest and four grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service: 2 p.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 30 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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Roxanne Kealani Koki

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Oct. 24, 2015
Roxanne Kealani Koki, also known as “Kea” and “Rocky,” 55, of Honolulu, a reservationist with Aloha Airlines and Aqua Resorts, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joshua D. “Josh” Jr., son Joshua D. “Bruddah,” daughters Kanoe T. “Noe” and Kuuleinani T. “Kuu,” parents Arthur Paoa and Elaine “Lei” Medeiros, brother Robin K. Medeiros and sisters Rhanda K. Vickery and Rochelle K. Richardson. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net. Updated information for an obituary printed Thursday.

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Shigeko Inkyo Kurashige

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Nov. 9, 2015
Shigeko Inkyo Kurashige, 98, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Myles, daughter Iris Fujii, sister Chieko Sasaki, six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, 13 step-great-great-great-grandchildren, and three step-great-great-great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Kapaau, Kohala. Service: 3 p.m. Urn committal to follow in the church cemetery. Casual attire.

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Warren Lecker

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Nov. 10, 2015
Warren Lecker, 70, of Kailua, a welder, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by sons Otis and Darren, brother Ronald, sisters Sharon Laeha and Ipo, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Susan Ann Lee

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Nov. 12, 2015
Susan Ann Lee, 66, of Honolulu, a parent coordinator for the Department of Education, died in Honolulu. She was born in Providence, R.I. She is survived by husband Darryl, son Joshua R., daughter Jennifer Beair, brother John Handy and sister Rebecca Handy. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Tadayoshi Mikasa

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Nov. 4, 2015
Tadayoshi “Mike” Mikasa, 96, of Kailua, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran who served with the 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Clifford, Austin and Floyd; daughters Susan Kawamoto and Kathy Mikasa; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Elizabeth Kuuleialoha Kan-Hai Pszyk

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Nov. 17, 2015
Elizabeth Kuuleialoha Kan-Hai Pszyk, 53, of Wailuku, a bus driver, died in Wailuku. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son Ronald I.; daughters Victoria-Lynn K. and Virginia K.; brothers Boniface Jr. and Isaac Kan-Hai; sisters Roberta K. Kealoha, Ruth N. Kan-Hai and Lulia Alo; and a grandchild. Services: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ronald Lawrence Keonona Silva

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Oct. 16, 2015
Ronald Lawrence Keonona Silva, 72, of Kaneohe, a retired mechanic helper with Hawaiian Tel and a Hawaii National Guard veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sally; son Joseph “Joey” M.K.; daughters Leilani A. Silva, Meahealani D. Hunt and Marque-Lynn N.Y.S. Yagi; brother Robert L.; sister Lorna M. Gomes; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Service: 11:30 a.m. Committal service: 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Stanley Charles Tadashi Ajirogi

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Oct. 6, 2015
Stanley Charles Tadashi Ajirogi, 83, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Sally T., sons Patrick and Michael, daughter Lisa Moises, brother Carl, sister Anne Yee, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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George Wilson Kui Fong Soon Sr.

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Nov. 7, 2015
George Wilson Kui Fong Soon Sr., 93, of Waianae, a Pearl City post office mail carrier, owner of Ray Al’s Janitor Service and a Naval Ammunition Depot accounting office employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Frances; sons George “Jr,” Thomas, Francis “Boy,” Hudson, Remigius “Gary,” Robert “Eddie,” Patrick “John” and Raymond “Ray”; daughters Georgiana “Georgie” Padayhag, Francine “Kehau” Miura, Maryann “Mamo” and Margaret “Billie” Soon, and Patricia “Pattie” Nakamura; hanai son Willie Bucsit; hanai daughters Carol Sarceda and Blossom Kupua; brothers Charles and Ah Toon Sr.; sisters Esther Caspino, Annie B. Holomalia and Liliana Chun; 28 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 830 Main St., Honolulu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 pm. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to charity or church.

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Susan Fusako Kuga Ancheta

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Oct. 15, 2015
Susan Fusako Kuga Ancheta, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Uji, Kyoto-Fu, Honshu, Japan. She is survived by sons Alex and Jerry, daughter Sharlene Kamoe, 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Service: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

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Ethel Katsuko Takahashi

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Oct. 15, 2015
Ethel Katsuko Takahashi, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Army and Air Force Exchange Service manager, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Jane A. Iinuma. Private services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Robert Kaleihopu Asui Jr.

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Aug. 30, 2015
Robert Kaleihopu Asui Jr., 63, of San Diego, a construction worker, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Samuel and sister Renee Kaai. Visitation: 10 a.m. at Shriners Beach Club, 41-525 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo. Service: 11 a.m. Casual or beach attire. Condolences: obits.dignitymemorial.com

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Naomi Eiko Taniguchi

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Sept. 17, 2015
Naomi Eiko Taniguchi, 81, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education elementary school teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Dexter J., son Kirk, daughters Ann M. and Lisa K., sister Jean S. Wong and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Basil Don Crabtree

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Nov. 19, 2015
Basil Don Crabtree, 81, of Honaunau, Hawaii, owner of Crabtree Home Repair, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Shawnee, Okla. He is survived by wife Dianne, son Alan, daughters Francine Soffner and Christine Crabtree-Tom, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private service. Condolences: P.O. Box 22, Honaunau, HI 96726.

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Mathew Kedric Grover

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Nov. 12, 2015
Mathew Kedric Grover, 36, of Kapolei, an Army M-1A1 tank crewman, died. He was born in Portland, Maine. He is survived by wife Alison, son Camden, parents Julie, Terry and Jackie, brothers Andrew and Scott, and grandparent Marion. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to Camden’s college fund via giftofcollege.com/profile/alison.grover.

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Tomiko Higashi

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Oct. 6, 2015
Tomiko “Betsy” Higashi, 90, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Warren, Gary, Rodney and Steven; daughter Gayle Ing; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Rudolph Kaleialoha Ka’aikala

Posted On November 22nd, 2015 -

Nov. 13, 2015
Rudolph Kaleialoha “Bully” Ka’aikala, 74, of Waianae, an Ameron Construction Co. Inc. retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Jane M.; sons John K. and Rudy K. Jr.; daughters Dorothy Jane M. and Crystal I.; brothers David “Sweetie Boy” and Ben; sisters Cecilia “Porky” Giffard, Grace “Tita” Eskaran, Elizabeth “Ipo” Lanoza and Elenor “Bulu” Kekiwi; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. No services.

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