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Teri-Ann S. Yoshiwa

Posted On March 4th, 2014 -

Feb. 24, 2014
Teri-Ann S. Yoshiwa, 52, of Hilo, a Creative Arts Hawaii employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Reid Takamatsu, daughters Caitlyn and Brieann, parents Richard and Jane Takamatsu, sister Cheryl Takamatsu and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 6 p.m.

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Juan Norberto Nieves

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Feb. 21, 2014
Juan Norberto Nieves, 79, of Kailua, a transit authority mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. He is survived by wife Sonia, sons Ralphael and Daniel Alvarez, daughters Ibet H. Nieves and Michelle A. Hughes, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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James Arthur Taren

Posted On March 4th, 2014 -

Feb. 21, 2014
Dr. James Arthur Taren, 89, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a neurosurgeon and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. He is survived by wife Suzy Chen. Private services.

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Lillian T. Chinen

Posted On March 4th, 2014 -

Feb. 21, 2014
Lillian T. Chinen, 81, of Mililani, a waitress, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Guy and Jimmy, daughters Joanne Chikazawa and Gale Tsukamoto, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. March 11 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Myra Kazuko Okubo

Posted On March 4th, 2014 -

Feb. 26, 2014
Myra Kazuko Okubo, 82, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Education cafeteria employee, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Nagoya, Japan. She is survived by daughter Cyd Shiroma and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Lurline Marie Thomas

Posted On March 4th, 2014 -

Feb. 23, 2014
Lurline Marie Thomas, 59, of Aiea, a manager, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Ewa Beach. She is survived by daughter Melissa Pavao, brothers Juan and Ronald Flores, sister Emilia Oribio and three grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary.

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David Moku Gapero

Posted On March 4th, 2014 -

Feb. 7, 2014
David Moku “Kawika” Gapero, 58, of Kaneohe, an entertainer and musician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carmen Mitsuyasu-Gapero, brothers Pete and James, and sisters Sharon Darapiza and Raynette Inouye. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. March 11 at Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Manoa Grand Ballroom. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Richard K. Oshiro

Posted On March 4th, 2014 -

Feb. 4, 2014
Richard K. Oshiro, 83, of Honolulu, a retired U.S Postal Service carrier at the Waianae post office and an Army veteran, died in Islands Hospice Home Palolo. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Sharon S.; son Kirk N.; daughter Ann M. Hardy; brothers Hideo and Yoshio; sisters Chiyoko Kaneshiro, Betty Y. Ono and Amy M. Sakihama; and a grandchild. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Silupe Lepaoa Togia

Posted On March 4th, 2014 -

Feb. 11, 2014
Silupe Lepaoa Togia, 67, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Vailoatai, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Paul F.; son Jacob S.; daughters Dora L. Neufeldt and Nora S. Sooalo; brothers Atapana F., Safue Jr., Mike and Toetu Ulufaleilupe; sisters Solomuli Noa, Silupe Solo and Tausali and Tiapepe Ulufaleilupe; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Elbert Henery Gunter

Posted On March 4th, 2014 -

Dec. 10, 2013
Elbert Henery Gunter, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hastings, Okla. He is survived by daughters Nancy Carol Vanderslice and Portia May Fukuoka, sister Violet Howard, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

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Kam Ming Pang

Posted On March 4th, 2014 -

Feb. 19, 2014
Kam Ming Pang, 95, of Pearl City, an electrical foreman for the state Department of Transportation Airports Division, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Guangdong, China. He is survived by wife Wai Ching, son Clinton, daughters Mary Miyaguchi and Melba Ogata, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Jean Fen Vail

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Feb. 28, 2014
Jean Fen Vail, 91, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a commercial seamstress, died. She was born in Chengdu, China. She is survived by sons C.Y. Zhang, Davis and Holland Ja, and Theodore Lew; daughters Anne Ja Forbes and Jeanne May Phillips; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at A Hui Hou Funeral Home, Kailua-Kona, Palm Terrace Chapel.

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Rae-Ann Nohealani Hall

Posted On March 4th, 2014 -

Jan. 26, 2014
Rae-Ann Nohealani Hall, 50, of Hakipuu died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hakipuu. She is survived by husband Michael; son Kenneth “Kenny Boy” McInnis; daughters Kimberly Kahuhu and Rita K. and Judy “Keikilani” McInnis; hanai son Micah Goins; father Benjamin Kanealii Jr.; brothers Benjamin III, Anthony and Shawn Kanealii; sisters Julie-Ann Odom, JoAnn Gibson, RoxAnn Goins and MaryAnn Feliciano; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Zion Church. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Norma Pascua Cuevas

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Feb. 23, 2014
Norma Pascua Cuevas, 66, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired certified nurse for Hale Ho’ola Hamakua in Honokaa and a Mauna Kea Beach Hotel housekeeper, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Aldrin, Roderick and Norman Suguitan and Jeffrey Cuevas; daughter Nori Acidera; brothers Edmund and Elmar Pascua; sisters Estelita Aceret, Emelita Loo and Gemma Gamiop; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass: 7 p.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines at a later date. Casual attire.

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John Snell Jr.

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Feb. 8, 2014
John Snell Jr., 78, of San Bruno, Calif., a retired Bell Telephone technician and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Jennifer P. Castaneda. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel, 1330 Maunakea St. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

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Kimie Fukumoto Daniels

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Feb. 25, 2014
Kimie Fukumoto Daniels, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Education educator, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Michael W. and Scott H., daughters Carole A. Kaneta and Sharon L. Lauret, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waikalua Chapel, 45-150 Waikalua Road, Kaneohe. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information given in an obituary Sunday.

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Lily Mitsuyo Takeyama

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Dec. 11, 2013
Lily Mitsuyo Takeyama, 92, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper for JAMAL and RM Takeyama, died in Avalon Care Center. She was born in Kawailoa, Hawaii. She is survived by son James, daughters Marsha T. Linden and Anne Takeyama, and sister Violet Tamura. Private services.

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Nelson Muneo Fujio

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Feb. 9, 2014
Nelson Muneo “Parade Man” Fujio, 64, of Honolulu, owner of Auto Fender Clinic, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diane, sons Patrick and Neal, brother Alton and sisters Glorian Osumi and Candace Kawakami. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Fukuo Tashiro

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 30, 2014
Fukuo Tashiro, 79, of Aiea, a Department of the Army retiree at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Diana Y.; daughters Donna F. Tomita and Wendy E. Tashiro-Kojima; brothers Tokuo, George J., Alan T. and Neal K.; sisters Emiko Fujikawa and Thelma S. Uyama; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Wayne Yoshiaki Fujioka

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Feb. 20, 2014
Wayne Yoshiaki Fujioka, 64, of Pahala, Hawaii, a Royal Hawaiian Orchards cultivation superintendent, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Gaylien S.; son Garrett K.; daughter Kelly Ann K.A. Kahaialii; mother Jean Y.; brothers Bert and Neal; sisters Joyce Iwashita, Lani Shigematsu and Katy Ferreira; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Larry Winston Hale

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Feb. 7, 2014
Larry Winston Hale, 66, of Wahiawa, a retired Farrington High School security guard, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Colette, sons Winston and Keoni, daughters Raquel and Malia, sisters Memory Lacayanga and Penny Dela Cruz, and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Fusayo Haramoto

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Feb. 19, 2014
Fusayo Haramoto, 95, of Wahiawa, a housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by son Donald I., daughters Lillian N. Uyeda and Joyce M. McCord, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Priscilla Toshie Hirose

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 31, 2014
Priscilla Toshie Hirose, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Maui Divers of Hawaii shipping clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wesley and George, daughters Cheryl Mokuau and Lynnette Carpenter, brothers Tsugio and Anthony Iwamoto, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Shae Akemi Ideue

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Feb. 2, 2014
Shae Akemi Ideue, 19, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Ryan and Shirlene, sister Brooke and grandparents Kay T. and Wilfred Ideue and Harold and Jane Hamadon. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Shizuka Murakami

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 23, 2014
Shizuka Murakami, 90, of Kahului, a retired Royal Lahaina Resort housekeeper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolua, Maui. She is survived by son Bryan; daughters Janice Murakami, Marilyn Agena and Renee Morris; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Richard K. Oshiro

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Feb. 4, 2014
Richard K. Oshiro, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Waianae Post Office postal carrier and an Army veteran, died in Islands Hospice Home Palolo. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Sharon S.; son Kirk N.; daughter Ann M. Hardy; brothers Hideo and Yoshio; sisters Chiyoko Kaneshiro, Betty Y. Ono and Amy M. Sakihama; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Lillian Cheng

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Feb. 14, 2014
Lillian Cheng, 64, of Honolulu, a retired Moanalua High School cafeteria worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by husband David, sons Steven and Tony, daughter Amy McMaster and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

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Milton Maluhia Phillips

Posted On March 3rd, 2014 -

Feb. 20, 2014
Milton Maluhia “Dumpa” Phillips, 71, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired truck driver, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Waikii, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Pamela; hanai sons GG Bento and Larry Hookahi Jr.; hanai daughters Denise Freitas and Tierra Tunoa; brother Anthony V.; sisters Dorothy Nishie, Grace Inamine and Barbara Robertson; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waimea. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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David Gapero

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

Feb. 7, 2014
David “Kawika” Gapero, 58, of Kaneohe, an entertainer and musician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carmen Mitsuyasu-Gapero, brothers Pete and James, and sisters Sharon Darapiza and Raynette Inouye. Celebration of life: 4-11 p.m. March 11 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i, Manoa Grand Ballroom.

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Shirley Akiko Sasano

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

Feb. 15, 2014
Shirley Akiko Sasano, 79, of Honolulu, a retired ABC Stores customer service agent, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clifford T.; sons Keith K., Darren T. and Clifford Y.; brother Walter M. Ito; sister Eleanor S. Kaneshiro; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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