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Frances Emiko Akamine

Posted On October 4th, 2014 -

Sept. 3, 2014
Frances Emiko “Amy” Akamine, 74, of Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James S.; brothers Ronald S., Brian K. and Mitchell M. Okumura; and sister Sandra S. Uyeunten. Private services.

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Itsume Pang

Posted On October 4th, 2014 -

Sept. 8, 2014
Itsume Pang, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Pocketbook Man salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Steven, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark- mortuary.com.

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Mary Patience Wine

Posted On October 4th, 2014 -

Sept. 26, 2014
Mary Patience “Pat” Wine, 66, of Honolulu, an employee of University of Hawaii and the state Department of Health, died in Islands Hospice Home. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by husband Kaname; and sisters Nancy Codere, Rebecca Marquez and Gail Wine. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Geraldine H. Lewellyn

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

July 17, 2014
Geraldine H. Lewellyn, 80, of Laughlin, Nev., died in Laughlin. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Glenn, daughter Ronnette Smith, hanai sons Lee and Mark Alameida, brother Earl Alameida and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Clyde I. Mato

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 19, 2014
Clyde I. Mato, 60, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Liu Yun Gong, son Yu Gong, vmother Kimiko and sisters Leona and Christine. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Waipahu United Church of Christ. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Joseph Patrick Medeiros Jr.

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 16, 2014
Joseph Patrick Medeiros Jr., 86, of Pearl City, a crane operator at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Stanley, daughter Meryl Martin, brothers Ralph and Simeon “Bozo,” sisters Loretta Martinez and Lucille Carroll, 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, P.O. Box 29700, Honolulu, HI 96820; or stfrancishawaii.org/services/hospice. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mary Myers

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

June 8, 2014
Mary “Morning Star” Myers, 83, of Ocean View, Hawaii, formerly of Kailua, a retired social worker, died in California. She was born in Wisconsin. She is survived by sons Mark, Chris and Harlow; daughter Geneinne Morgan; hanai daughters Phaedra and Tammara Twinn; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Friday at Kailua Beach Park, Lanikai-side pavilion. Tribute: 1 p.m. Saturday at the 40th anniversary of the Honolulu Intertribal Powwow at Thomas Square.

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Joe Yaichi Nakamatsu

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Aug. 20, 2014
Joe Yaichi Nakamatsu, 93, of Mililani, a retired telephone technician for GTE Hawaiian Tel, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Koolaupoko. He is survived by wife Gladys; sons Clyde, Dean, Neal and Ross; daughters Patsy Yasuhara, Renee Nakanishi, Cheryl Christensen and Avis Katsura; brothers Robert, Clarence, David and Stephen; sisters Margaret Toma and Barbara Kameda; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Yoshiko Newton

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept 17, 2014
Yoshiko Newton, 78, of Honolulu, a Duty Free Shop customer service retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kofu, Japan. She is survived by brothers Hiroshi and Kamichi Watanabe, and sisters Masako Pudwill and Yasuko Nakatani. No services. No monetary offerings. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 88145, Honolulu, HI 96830.

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Patricia Ann Alegre

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 27, 2014
Patricia Ann Alegre, 72, of Stockton, Calif., a self-employed worker, died in Sacramento, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Porfirio “Al”; sons Patrick and Alexander; daughters Maria Roberts, Malia Opfer and Mercedes Milani; mother Hortense Asuncion; brothers Alvin and Trummy Aspera, and Frank D. Asuncion; sisters Marcella Kaleiwahea, Annette Flores, Alyn Vasquez-Dela Cerna and Laurie Sturgis; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Stockton. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Edna Tsuneko Nishimura

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 9, 2014
Edna Tsuneko Nishimura, 99, of Wailuku, a retired Department of Education custodian, died in Wailuku. She was born in Kainaliu, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Carol Nakasone, Sharon Masuo and Gail Pursley; brother Clarence Omoto; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Judith Kay Dilullo-Williams

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 17, 2014
Judith Kay Dilullo-Williams, 64, of Pearl City died at home. She was born in California. She is survived by husband Jack Williams and sister Sandra Souza. Private services.

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Thelma T. Poland

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 22, 2014
Thelma T. Poland, 95, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a retired Army Air Force Exchange Services accountant, died in Kaunakakai. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ernest, Earl and Eric; brothers Gilbert and Richard Tokuda; sisters Pat Ajimine, Sue Mahoney and Yasu Oshiro; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Celebration of life at noon. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Lei welcome.

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Janet Sun Gin Goo

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Aug. 22, 2014
Janet Sun Gin Goo, 77, of Kaneohe died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by numerous cousins. Private services.

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Mildred K. Spencer

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 23, 2014
Mildred K. Spencer, 96, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Cedric Fujitani and John, Steven and Alan Spencer; daughter Lani Chang; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Margaret Blair Halasey

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 22, 2014
Margaret Blair Halasey, 93, of Kilauea, Kauai, died at home. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is survived by husband Tom; son Joe; daughters Alex Halasey, Janet Kutkowski and Margaret Church; brother Steward McCall; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Donald Tetsuo Sugawa

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 23, 2014
Donald Tetsuo Sugawa, 84, of Koloa, Kauai, a state Department of Agriculture plant quarantine manager, died in Garden Island Health Care. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by daughters Debbie, Tammy and Donna; and four grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.

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Masahiro Higa

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 19, 2014
Masahiro Higa, 95, of Pearl City, a retired Lewers & Cooke molder craftsman and an Army veteran, died in Hale Mohalu. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by son David, brothers Masayuki and Isamu, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Mitsuyo Takahashi

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 21, 2014
Mitsuyo Takahashi, 98, of Keaau, Hawaii, formerly of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kamuela, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Leonard K., Roy Y. and Rodney A.; daughters Joyce Lyons and Gail S. Aki; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Alan N. Hughgill

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 25, 2014
Alan N. Hughgill, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Airlines captain and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Rindge, N.H. He is survived by companion Halaki Morrow; brothers Robert, Raymond and Philip; sisters Eleanor Muldoon, Marilyn Hurley, Linda Snow and Janet Hughgill; and a grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to Honolulu Navy League Friends of the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 31032, Honolulu, HI 96820.

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Helen Hatsumi Takeba

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 20, 2014
Helen Hatsumi Takeba, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Little George’s waitress, died. She was born in South Hilo. She is survived by husband Harris; son Dale; daughter Cleo Takeba-Popa; sisters Jean Minani, Edith Nishimiya and Grace Ishihara; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Yasuko Iwata

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 10, 2014
Yasuko Iwata, 94, of Pearl City, a retired cook assistant, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roy T. and Dennis H., daughter Maizie K. Hughes, sister Eva Deibert, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Albert Shigetoshi Wachi

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 2, 2014
Albert Shigetoshi Wachi, 96, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Paahau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Stanley, Robert and Clyde; daughters Suzie Wachi, Kathy Takeda and Linda Ong; sister Gladys Kaneda; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Carol Jean Judd

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 9, 2014
Carol Jean Judd, 70, of Kaneohe, a flight attendant, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Washington. She is survived by husband Carl K., son Kamuela, daughter Maile, brother Norman Lusk and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Randal W. Whitacre

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 29, 2014
Randal W. Whitacre, 59, of Makaha, an airlines ground services employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Mona, daughters Kehau Burns and Serenity U. Williams, brother Jeff, sister Lori, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes to be held at later date. Donations suggested to Hawaii Kidney Foundation.

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Thomas Takeshi Kawasaki

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 2, 2014
Thomas Takeshi Kawasaki, 88, of Honolulu, a retired C.S. Wo & Sons manager and an Army sergeant, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Brian and Dean, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Kiyoko Yamamoto

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 23, 2014
Kiyoko Yamamoto, 100, of Honolulu, a retired private housekeeper, died in Liliha Healthcare Center. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by brothers Harry S., Shigeru and Dennis J.; and sisters Tsugiko Gaspar, Lillian Choo and Kikuye Yamamoto. Private services.

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Son Van Le

Posted On October 3rd, 2014 -

Sept. 29, 2014
Son Van Le, 64, of Honolulu died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Vietnam. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services and luncheon to follow. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Richard Yee Choon Pang

Posted On October 2nd, 2014 -

Sept. 13, 2014
Richard Yee Choon Pang, 89, of Kailua, a federal government nuclear planner estimator and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Raymonde J., son Patrick J., sister Bertha Awa and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Merlin Keanuenue Pratt

Posted On October 2nd, 2014 -

Sept. 21, 2014
Merlin Keanuenue Pratt, 89, of Pakala, Kauai, a retired Gay & Robinson heavy equipment operator, died at home. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Myrtle L. Kaapana Pratt; sons Lloyde, Terrill and Edward; daughters Christina Kelekoma, Elvera Moniz and Nani Aviguetero; brother Edward; sisters Emmaline Yen and Jay Pratt; 13 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at Makaweli “Pakala” Camp House. Casual attire.

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