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Yuriko N. Horiuchi

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 21, 2014
Yuriko N. Horiuchi, 81, of Kailua-Kona, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Glen; daughters Terri, Sheri, Myrna and Keni Horiuchi, and Dawna Gomes; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. May 18 at Old Kona Airport, big pavilion.

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Ray Masato Muneoka

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 11, 2014
Ray Masato Muneoka, 65, of Honolulu, a retired construction laborer and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Terry A. Tajiri-Muneoka, sons Kamaka Y. and Lee, daughters Kiana L. and Shareyn, stepson Garet Maemoto, stepdaughters Dana A.H. and Randee H. Chang, and brother Carl M. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thomas Owen McCrea

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 15, 2014
Thomas Owen McCrea, 67, of Waipahu, a URS Corp. electrician and a Navy veteran, died in the Veterans Administration Community Living Center. He was born in Union City, Pa. He is survived by wife Annie, mother Elisabeth Whitney, brothers Dale and Rodney, and sisters Teresa Stempin, Mary Kumukau, Terry Calio, Bonny Bannister, Tammy Suzuki, Patricia McCrea Smith and Rose and Christine Whitney. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. May 3 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. May 9 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Maximiniano Esperanza Eala

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Maximiniano Esperanza Eala, 76, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired groundskeeper for Westin Kauai and Kiahuna Plantation, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Jonald; daughters Connie Vidal, Natividad Espejo, Josephine Segismundo and Gemma Copperfield; brothers Rojelio, Epifanio and Lucrecio; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren Visitation: 6 p.m. May 7 at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue. Rosary: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. May 8 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Masanobu Yagi

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

Feb. 15, 2014
Masanobu Yagi, 91, of Hilo, a retired Waldron distributor and an Army veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Ferris Wayne Hough

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 2, 2014
Ferris Wayne Hough, 90, of Kailua, a pastor and a child and family services psychologist, died at home. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is survived by wife Carol L.; son Jeffrey Price; daughters Carol, Sharon and Marty; sister Jean Hutstetler; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Masanobu Yagi

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

Feb. 15, 2014
Masanobu Yagi, 91, of Hilo, a retired Waldron distributor and an Army veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Benjamina Gateb Melchor

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

March 31, 2014
Benjamina Gateb “Mina” Melchor, 85, of Waipahu, a retired cashier and hostess for Kazama Enterprises, also known as Kabuki Restaurants, and a seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Jose Jr., Al, Ben, Claro and Noel; daughter Pearl; brother Romeo Gateb; sisters Leonarda G. Lorenzana, Laurentina G. Daluyen, Edelma B. Gateb and Evangeline G. Foster; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Yoshiko M. Ebesu

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 16, 2014
Yoshiko M. “Margaret” Ebesu, 94, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, retired proprietress of Pacific Products Co. in Honolulu, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in California. She is survived by son Robert Jr., daughters Carolyn Sewake and Lei Ann Onishi, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Kevin Kazuo Yoshiyama

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 22, 2014
Kevin Kazuo Yoshiyama, 29, of Hilo, an assistant program manager for Hui Ola na Oiwi, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Patrick and Lois, and sisters Karla Yamanoha and Marcia Yoshiyama. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Steven Shigeru Itokazu

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Steven Shigeru “Peter” Itokazu, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery welder and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Jane F., daughter Stephanie and brothers Raymond Itokazu and Shinsuke Tengan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Donalee Leona Miller

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 20, 2014
Donalee Leona Miller, 89, of Kailua, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Junction City, Kan. She is survived by daughters Barbara Rusling and Nancy Azeri, brother Clyde “Buzzy” Ross Jr., sister Jill Walker, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Gary Michael Fontes

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

March 30, 2014
Gary Michael Fontes, 33, of Kaaawa, a driver for HFM FoodService, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jahziah K.T. and Zahfiyah N.K., daughter Zionna K.M., parents William C. Fontes Jr. and Lori E. Gomes, brothers Jonathan D. Fontes and Jack C. Foltz, sisters Melissa L.L. Gomes-Tulua and Garnette Marlang, and grandmothers Miriam J. Foltz, Diane Gomes and Elena Marlang. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 3 at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Gail Koon Fong Au

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Gail Koon Fong Au, 65, of Honolulu, owner of the McCully Union 76 service station and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace, sons Greg K.F. Au and Charles P. Tomas, daughters Gina Au Tomas and Lani Au, and four grandchildren. Services pending.

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Patricia Ann Jiminez

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 8, 2014
Patricia Ann “Caires” Jiminez, 79, of Lima, Peru, a professional hula dancer, cowgirl, actress and stuntwoman, died in Lima. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Rafael; son James K. “Kimo” Miranda; daughters Annette “Alapa’i” Coloma and Traci Miranda; brothers Ray Lundgren and Edward Mears; sisters Kathryn Mears, Angie Costa and Charlene “Cha” Thompson; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Queen Liliuokalani Center, Waimanalo. Services: 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Makapuu Beach. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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George Tsutomu Miyake

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 16, 2014
George Tsutomu Miyake, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired Federal Aviation Administration electronic engineer and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Leighton and Alan, daughter Ann Mahi, brother Riyoichi “Roy” and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. May 5 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Rowland Yasuo Fujii

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

March 30, 2014
Rowland Yasuo Fujii, 67, of Waipahu, owner of RKF Enterprise Inc., also known as Rowlands Koa Factory, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Karen O., son Jarred Serrano, daughters Michelle Fujii and Kristen Serrano, brother Allen, sister Lois Patterson and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Christopher Bartow

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 16, 2014
Christopher “Chrip” Bartow, 48, of Ewa Beach, a hypnotherapist and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by wife Alexandra, sons Micheal and Robert, daughter Hannah, father Phillip, mother Deborah Hughes, brother Jules and sister Sarah. Private services.

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Minnie Halekulani Elderts Kaawaloa

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
The Rev. Minnie Halekulani Elderts Kaawaloa, 91, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired cultural demonstrator and interpreter at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, minister at Kamauloa o ka Malamalama Hoomana Naauao Church and an intern and cultural specialist for the Smithsonian Institution, died at home. She was born in Kaiakea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons William K., Lionel, Jesse, Stanley and Jerry Kaawaloa, and Herbert Elderts; daughters Leilani Ring, Mary Jane Kamoku, Gladys Miller, and Piilani and Jerilyn Kaawaloa; brother Matthew Elderts; sister Eleanor Evangelista; 28 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and 31 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Geraldine Kehaulani Bolosan

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

April 13, 2014
Geraldine Kehaulani “Geri” Bolosan, 68, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Seraphine; son Sean; daughters Ronalynn Scull, Raelene and Raemi Bolosan, and Robyn Morimoto; sisters Norma “Miki” Alfonso and Yvette Leviston; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Marvin Kealoha Zoller

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

April 17, 2014
Marvin Kealoha Zoller, 80, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. Services pending. Call Oahu Cemetery & Crematory for more information. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Nancy Kiyono Miyazono

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

Feb. 21, 2014
Nancy Kiyono Miyazono, 96, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Piihonua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Melvin S. and Earl K., daughter Diane M. Nagao, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Noboru Uesugi

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

April 11, 2014
Noboru Uesugi, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired warehouseman at Self Service Supply Center at Schofield Barracks and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company E, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Waia-lua. He is survived by sister Winnie Hashino and caregiver and nephew Kenneth Uyesugi. Private services.

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Ethel Matsue Date

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

April 15, 2014
Ethel Matsue Date, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Department of Education secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Calvin, Cary and Randall; daughter Julie Nakamura; sister Gladys Kadooka; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuu-anu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Graveside inurnment to follow at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

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Kay Kimie Nishimura

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

April 3, 2014
Kay Kimie Nishimura, 90, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Bank clerk, died at home. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Cheryl T. Egami, Gwen Y. Obuchi and Wendy M. Hinaga; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Dominga Cabigas Ventura

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

April 19, 2014
Dominga Cabigas “Inga” Ventura, 89, Keaau, Hawaii, a papaya packer at Puna Papaya in Keaau, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Alfredo, Norberto, Antonio, Melvyn, Delfin and Modesto; daughters Carlina Ramelb and Susan Andres; hanai son Orlando Montoto; sister Helen Acebo; 23 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

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Rowland Yasuo Fujii

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

March 30, 2014
Rowland Yasuo Fujii, 67, of Waipahu, owner of RKF Enterprise Inc., also known as Rowlands Koa Factory, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Karen O., son Jared Serrano, daughters Michelle Fujii and Kristen Serrano, brother Allen, sister Lois Patterson and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Jacob Leonhart Oberholzer Jr.

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

April 14, 2014
Jacob Leonhart “Jack” Oberholzer Jr., 87, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Electric Co. manager, died at home. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Barbara, son Karl, daughters Kanani Oberholzer and Lani Twomey, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to USS Missouri, St. Francis Hospice or Punahou School.

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John Kenneth Wilson

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
John Kenneth Wilson, 65, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a truck driver and entrepreneur, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by son Cameron, brother Gilbert, sister Merry Briseno and four grandchildren. No services.

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Robert James Garces

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

March 25, 2014
Robert James Garces, 48, of Mililani, a retired Navy senior chief, will be remembered in private services. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chandra, son Robert J. and daughter Jaime M.

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