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John Shoso Tamaru

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Oct. 31, 2013
John Shoso Tamaru, 85, of Aiea, a retired city inspector, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Darrell and Wesley, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Anne S. Lee

Posted On December 9th, 2013 -

Nov. 17, 2013
Anne S. Lee, 88, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stephen and Anthony, daughter Dorianne Thompson, sister Helen Morita and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Kenneth Tisalona

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Nov. 9, 2013
Kenneth Tisalona 56, of Kahaluu, a construction worker and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kenneth K. Tisalona and Keolaokalani Waa; daughters Kaheaokalani Palauni and Nalani Hunt; brothers Kainoa, Edmond and Glenn Tisalona, and Joshua Keaweehu; sisters Noe Tanji, Faydyne Tisalona, Debra Stapleton, Florence Nakatani, Sabrina “Bebe” Higa, Avon Morrison and Mona Tisalona; and 13 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kualoa Beach. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.

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Harriet La Paz Baron Makanui

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Nov. 26, 2013
Harriet La Paz Baron Makanui, 75, of Pearl City, a retired Pohakea Elementary School educational assistant, died in Pearl City. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by husband William Jr.; son William III; daughters Alison Makanui-Lopes, Jerelyn Makanui-Yoshida and Gaynor Kaupu; brother Anthony Baron; sisters Virginia Jordan, Dorothy Jean Vidinha and Lorraine Albarado; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1525 Waimano Home Road. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Mary Ellen Wong

Posted On December 9th, 2013 -

Nov. 25, 2013
Mary Ellen Wong, 73, of Volcano, Hawaii, a cattle rancher, died in Honokaa, Hawaii. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Kevin and Clay McIver, hanai son Steven Royston, brother Waltham Johansen, two grandchildren, a great-grandchild and two hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary at Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 7 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual attire.

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Shigeko Matsuda

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Nov. 29, 2013
Shigeko Matsuda, 97, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired farmer, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kipapa. She is survived by sons Albert and Edwin, daughter Dorothy Kansako, sister Keeko Takasaki, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Arlene Kailani Miranda

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Nov. 15, 2013
Arlene Kailani Miranda, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. warehouse attendant, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William H. Jr., Walters K., Wade K. and Wendell K.; daughter Willene H. Lono; brother Robert K. Eli; sister Leona P. Low; many grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Rick Clayton Brown

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Nov. 22, 2013
Rick Clayton Brown, 50, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a carpenter, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Burbank, Calif. He is survived by wife Emi; mother Judy Harrison; brothers Scott, Ronald and Michael; and sister Shari Lindenberg. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16 at Mokuaikaua Church in Kailua-Kona. Services: 12:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Peter Nakamura

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Nov. 25, 2013
Peter Nakamura, 60, of Kapaa, Kauai, a County of Kauai long-range planner, died in Kapaa, Kauai. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Doris and brothers Kent and Galen. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Kapaa, Kauai. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Theone Keam Yung Chock

Posted On December 9th, 2013 -

Dec. 1, 2013
Theone Keam Yung Chock, 61, of Honolulu, a Kamehameha Schools physical education teacher, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband John Sabel III, sons John IV and Luke Tan Sabel, mother Laura and brothers Terrill, Lorrin and Kyle. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Elizabeth Kamakakaheaokalani Naone

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Nov. 21, 2013
Elizabeth Kamakakaheaokalani Naone, 58, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Daniel N. Kapea Jr. and sister Elaine M. Karratti. Services and celebration of life noon Saturday at 89-225 Pililaau Ave., Waianae.

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Wendy Joyce Fletcher

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Dec. 4, 2013
Wendy Joyce Fletcher, 60, of Keaau, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by sons Jason Skeba and Chris Sprauge, companion Arthur Molter and three grandchildren. No services.

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Dorothy Nobu Ogura

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Nov. 25, 2013
Dorothy Nobu Ogura, 98, of Honolulu, a Momoyama Restaurant pantry worker at the Princess Kaiulani Hotel, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ernest and Ross Ogura; daughters Jane Kuriki and Joan Osato; brothers Shinichi, Yoshinobu and Tadashi Araki; and sisters Kikue Nimori and Jane Araki. Visitation 11 a.m. Dec. 19 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: Noon. Graveside services 10:45 a.m. Dec. 21 at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

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Napoleon Kealoha Haena

Posted On December 9th, 2013 -

Nov. 24, 2013
Napoleon Kealoha “Nappy” Haena, 76, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Fay Karratti; hanai brothers Harry N., Dennis L. and Joseph N.S. Kenoi; sister Rosemarylee Dwight; hanai sister Delight A. Veincent; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Private burial to be held at a later date. Casual attire.

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Kenneth Tadashi Okazaki

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Nov. 16, 2013
Kenneth Tadashi Okazaki, 81, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian trust officer and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nora Y.; sons Joel R. and Jon M.; daughter Joanne S.O. Do; caregiver David Do; sisters Janet M. Sato, Evelyn S. Masuoka and Peggy H. Kwok; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Geraldine Ku’ui’ini Johansen

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Nov. 23, 2013
Geraldine Ku’ui’ini “Auntie Gerry” Johansen, 71, of Pearl City, a retired Kamehameha Schools Kapalama alumni director, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hawi, North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Albert; daughters Michelle “Kahea” and Tanya Johansen; brothers Allen and Gregory “G.G” Vinta; sisters Pauline V. Requelman, Henrietta Labisores and Ginger Vinta; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools on Oahu. Services: 3 p.m. No flowers.

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Kikuye Sasaki

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Nov. 28, 2013
Kikuye “K” Sasaki, 93, of Kalaoa, Kona, Hawaii, a former proprietress of Harold’s Union Service in Kainaliu, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayne, Ronald and Earl; daughter Laura Kirihara; sister Fujiko Takue; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Edison Kapiohu Keomaka

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Nov. 25, 2013
Edison Kapiohu Keomaka, 82, of Kailua, an ironworker and director of training for the Hawaii Masons & Plasterers, died. He was born in Waipio, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lilian; daughter Alda; brothers Joseph Keomaka, Clyde Agres, John C. Hing and Edward Pascua; and sister Paulette Kato. Visitation: 10 a.m. Dec. 19 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Tuugasoli Saunoa

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Nov. 8, 2013
Tuugasoli “Soli” Saunoa, 66, of Mililani died in Aiea. He was born in Vaitogi, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Kathryn Lagmay; sons Darrell and Soli Saunoa, and David, Bryan, Lewis and Jason Lagmay; daughters Reylene Saunoa and Bryanna Lagmay; mother Taulafoga Ulu; brother Enoka Ulu; and sisters Tui and Fualuga Ulu, and Italia Tiumalu. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Melvin Toku Teruya

Posted On December 8th, 2013 -

Nov. 20, 2013
Melvin Toku “Mel” Teruya, 66, of Honolulu, owner of Honolulu Electronics, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Geri N., daughter Kim M. Baxter, mother Lillian K., brother Tom T. and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Gwendolyn Higa

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Dec. 1, 2013
Gwendolyn Higa, 61, of Wailuku, an office employee at Service Rentals & Supplies, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Glen, sons Brent and Rusty, mother Betty Oura and brother Michael Oura. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Mary Kam Lin Tim

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Nov. 30, 2013
Mary Kam Lin Tim, 88, of Honolulu, a visitor industry retiree, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Alvin and Mervin Chun, daughters Vera Clauder and Alexa Tim, stepson Letwell, sister Henrietta Goo, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Nancy S. Isobe

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Dec. 3, 2013
Nancy S. Isobe, 53, of Wailuku, an office clerk, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by husband Clayton, sons Eldon and Jaydon, mother Naoko Seegmiller and sister Mary Krueger. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Rocky Lewis Watson Sr.

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Nov. 12, 2013
Rocky Lewis Watson Sr., 52, of Kaneohe, a retired electrician, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Jerilani Olds; sons Rocky Watson Jr., and Hinano and Nick Olds; daughters Tina Watson Phillips and Pilialoha Lau; brothers Dado, Albert and Paul Santos, and Boy and Dean Watson; sisters Doreen Bright, Nora and Nadine Santos, and Ehulani Hau; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kualoa Beach Park. Private scattering of ashes. Lei welcome.

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Damien Kaleo Kaina Sr.

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Nov. 27, 2013
Damien Kaleo Kaina Sr., 60, of Hana, Maui, died at home. He was born in Hana. He is survived by sons Damien K. Jr., Joseph, Frank I., Patrick K. and Edward; daughter Tamara K. Smith-Kaukini; brothers Joseph “Blondy” and Kepano; sisters Laia Kanana and Mary Medeiros; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Hana. Mass: 11 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.


Oct. 4, 2013
Kevin Bradley Kau, 51, of Honolulu, a landscaper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by sonDavid; stepsons Puunui, Hoopono and Kealii Wong; stepdaughter Kahiau Wong; mother Cherryll; brothers Derrick and Drake; sister Krystal Hammer; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Micheal Edward Yasui

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Nov. 9, 2013
Micheal Edward Yasui, 65, of Pearl City, owner of Frame Masters, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jacquelyn K., son Andrew E., daughters Shannyn K. and Vanessa K., brother Daniel Y., sisters Patricia M. Teeuw and Dianne N. Ishida, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Juanita Pascua Lagazo Labuguen

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Nov. 22, 2013
Juanita Pascua Lagazo “Aning” Labuguen, 85, of Lihue, a retired nursing supervisor at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital and an obstetrics/gynecology nurse at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Moises, Bennett and Florante; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Mass to follow. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe.

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Robert Wai Tong Yuen

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Oct. 19, 2013
Robert Wai Tong Yuen, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired system test engineer for Lockheed Martin and an Army veteran, died in San Jose, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Priscilla; son Mike; daughters Carolyn Chu, Annette Fiske and Adele Yuen; and two grandchildren. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 27 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Family and friends requested to defer respects to celebration of life after services.

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Richard Keli’inui Chung Leong

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Nov. 21, 2013
Richard Keli’inui Chung “Dicky” Leong, 79, of Kula, Maui, died at home. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sons Rick “Keli’i” Jr. and Curt; daughters Leola, Lavid and Tanya Leong, Lititia Carreira and Lavel Brito; 29 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Haiku Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1550 Kokomo Road, Makawao. Services: 3 p.m. Condolences may be sent to 419 Pueo Drive, Kula, HI 96790 or ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Amy Eiko Nakasone

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Nov. 24, 2013
Amy Eiko Nakasone, 64, of Mililani, a retired accountant, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Walter M., daughters Jan Y. Nakasone and Caroline E. Kim, brothers Jackson and Terry Miyagawa, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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