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Minoru Yoshida

Posted On February 3rd, 2016 -

Dec. 31, 2015
Minoru “Yoshi” Yoshida, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Housing Authority building maintenance supervisor and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jason M., Kelbert H. and Layton T.; daughter Michelle M. Aberilla; sisters Doris Y. Okazaki, Muriel K. Sugiwaka and Cynthia S. Nishibe; and five grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Feb. 6 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

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Lawrence Yoshito Imada

Posted On February 3rd, 2016 -

Jan. 29, 2016
Lawrence Yoshito Imada, 67, of Honolulu died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chong Yi-Imada, sons Alan and Colin, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Aileen Eiko Yoshina

Posted On February 3rd, 2016 -

Dec. 30, 2015
Aileen Eiko Yoshina, 74, of Mililani, a Kaala Elementary School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Thurston “Corky,” daughters Lori R.Y. Kaneshige and Sheri S.Y. Murasaki, brother Robert G. Okubo and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 8 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Richard Thomas Kapololu

Posted On February 3rd, 2016 -

Jan. 26, 2016
Richard Thomas “Kappy” Kapololu, 81, of Pearl City, a retired state Department of Transportation landscape architect and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Harriet H., son Raj, daughter Lia S. and a grandchild. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Makeleta Wendy Kava

Posted On February 3rd, 2016 -

Jan. 28, 2016
Makeleta Wendy Kava, 47, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Tonga. She is survived by sons Loni, Sione, Eddie and Aleki; daughters Mele, Sanimata, Ma’ata, Alice, Anaseini and Vaivela; father Tevita; brothers Siosiua, Sione and Tevita; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5-11 p.m. Feb. 5 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua Chapel, 349 Kailua Road. Services at noon Feb. 6 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center, 46-117 Halaulani St. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Family requests no photos be taken of Wendy. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Kenneth Kazuichi Kubo

Posted On February 3rd, 2016 -

Jan. 13, 2016
Kenneth Kazuichi Kubo, also known as “Ken” and “Sarge,” 81, of Pearl City, a retiree from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 17 and a retired Army sergeant first class who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died at home. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Keith C.K., Lane R. and Derek K.; daughters Cheryl K. Kubo and Michele K. Hatori; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 6 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Wallace K. Lean III

Posted On February 3rd, 2016 -

Jan. 16, 2016
Wallace K. “Mahi” Lean III, 54, of Waianae, a heavy-equipment operator, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ikaika; daughters Sheena, Tiana and Mamie; mother Mamo; brother Moke; sister Holiday Roque; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 5 at Sacred Heart Church, Waianae. Mass: 10:30 a.m.

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Elizabeth Barte Leyes

Posted On February 3rd, 2016 -

Jan. 21, 2016
Elizabeth Barte Leyes, 71, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Eugenia B. Castillo and sister Esther Parish. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at Wahiawa Christian Church, 1710 Royal Palm Drive. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Annie Masako Michihara

Posted On February 3rd, 2016 -

Dec. 26, 2015
Annie Masako Michihara, 91, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by daughters Nadine Tomiyasu and Melissa Katada; brothers James and Carl Matsunaga; sisters Dorothy Matsuda, Helen Lee and Jean Kuwae; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Marjorie Ota

Posted On February 3rd, 2016 -

Jan. 1, 2016
Marjorie Ota, 92, of Huntington Park, Calif., a salesclerk, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sister Dorothy P. McShane. Visitation: 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani Sage Building, 95-1039 Meheula Parkway. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Sunday best attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Grace Eleanor Provost

Posted On February 3rd, 2016 -

Jan. 30, 2016
Grace Eleanor Provost, 87, of Kihei, Maui, died in Kihei. She was born in Springfield, Mass. She is survived by son Joseph III; daughters Marie Alberti, Anne and Grace Ellen Provost, Kathleen Boudreau, and Angela Mary Campos; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Urn burial: 10 a.m. Feb. 5 at Makawao Cemetery. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Beauty Ku’unanipauole Kalalau Kaleikini Castillo

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Dec. 31, 2015
Beauty Ku’unanipauole Kalalau Kaleikini Castillo, 83, of Waianae, a retired Helena’s Hawaiian Food waitress, died. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons John A. and Louis A. II, daughters Frances P. Chang and Lois Jean Shelton, brother Kamalana Kalalau, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kapolei. Services at noon. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Kirby John Kuoha

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 20, 2016
Kirby John Kuoha, 49, of Hilo died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doreen Hauoli, sons Joseph K.K. Hauoli and Kyle K. Kuoha, daughter Keikilani Hauoli-Kuoha, brother Kawika, sisters Kimberlee Tong and Kanani Kahikina, and a grandchild. Private services. Condolences: ballard familymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Jordan LeRoy Tiogangco

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 14, 2016
Jordan LeRoy Tiogangco, 59, of Hilo, a retired painter for the state Department of Accounting and General Services, died at home. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Anne; daughters Melissa L. Moniz and Brandy Tiogangco; sons Jordan I. and Shawn K.; brothers Truman Ignacio, and Dayton, Cristito Jr., Melvin, Daylan, Grant, Gabriel and Richard “Kaale” Tiogangco; sisters Lovey Mae Scott, Elizabeth “Cus” Cadabona, Angel Swain, Veronica and Joahan Tiogangco, Becky Chaves, Luana Rosehill, Joyce Nalimu and Joni Dacuycuy-Wong; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Janet Coit

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 3, 2016
Janet Coit, 60, of Hawi, Hawaii, a former Clinical Labs of Hawaii lab assistant, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Wesley Jr., brother Frederick Tabarejo and sisters Ipo Tabarejo, Barbara Ishikuro and Darlene Perera. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hawi. Urn burial to follow at Halawa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Iwalani Leling Leopoldo

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 1, 2016
Iwalani Leling Leopoldo, 76, of Waianae, a retired Navy Exchange employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Norman Jr. and Bertram Leopoldo and Michael, Anthony and Patrick Roque; daughters Constance “Connie” Mahuka; brother Alan “Bobo” Tabayoyon; sisters Wendy Kalili, Francis “Fat” Victorino and Constance “Connie” Rohas; 29 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God, 3400 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 11 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information published in an obituary Monday.

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Gaila Jeanne Ka’awalauole Townsend

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Oct. 8, 2015
Gaila Jeanne Ka’awalauole Townsend, 79, of Crystal River, Fla., a Women’s Army Corps veteran, died in Crystal River. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Benny, son Neal, daughters Debra Jones and Melinda Ray, sister Dana Morey, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools’ Kapalama Campus. Services: 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Kawena Lani Kealaonaonaokaawapuhi Wreath Kawainui Coyaso

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Dec. 21, 2015
Kawena Lani Kealaonaonaokaawapuhi Wreath Kawainui Coyaso, 28, of Ewa Beach, a Kina ‘Ole Estate manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lawrence K.; parents Lurline K. Kawainui; brothers Kawehi and Kawelo Kawainui, Isaac Dikilato and Brian Coyaso; and sisters Kawekiu Kawainui, Debbie Gomes, Patricia Dikilato, Natilie Freitas, Jade Stratton, and Lenora, Janell and Ranell Coyaso. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Michael Kalani Lunasco

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 18, 2016
Michael Kalani Lunasco, 57, of Waialua, a certified personal chef, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Renee, parents David and Gladys, and brother Dave Kimo. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Waialua. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Patricia Katherine Perry Whittle

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 8, 2016
Patricia Katherine Perry Whittle, 86, of Haiku, Maui, a retired personnel specialist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, a retired YMCA employee and a professional hula dancer, died in Haiku. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by daughters Rori-Jean H. Keomaka, Donalee K. Pang and Jamie M. Thittle-Wagner; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Olivia DeJane

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 12, 2016
Olivia DeJane, 93, of Honolulu, a Beverly Hills High School teacher, died. She was born in Bloomfield, N.J. She is survived by nephew Walter Salek. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace or Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band.

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Sarah-Mae A. Machado

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 24, 2016
Sarah-Mae A. “Sandie” Machado, 66, of Hilo, a retired high school teacher for Keaau High School and Pahoa High & Intermediate School, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Marc and Matthew, stepson Terry, stepdaughters Paula Rodrigues and Candace Tacub, brother Reynold Correia, sisters Georgina Erdman and Alexis Limbaga, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Stanley Sun Kin Wong

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Dec. 25, 2015
Stanley Sun Kin Wong, 93, of Honolulu, a retired pathologist and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beatrice; son Erik; brothers Alton, Albert and Reuben; sisters Betty Young, Norah Chung, Eunice Chang and Cynthia Lai; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Frances Victoria Epenesa

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 23, 2016
Frances Victoria Epenesa, 72, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired A+ teacher’s aide and a substitute teacher for Honokaa Elementary School, died in Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. She was born in Honokaa. She is survived by sons Lala Jr., Presely and Nathan; daughters Luisa B. Epenesa, Perenise Valdez and Noella Pagud; sister Carmen Alfiler; brothers Alan Vallente and Ralph Cordoban; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Honokaa Methodist Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Gary Kenji Masuoka

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Dec. 27, 2015
Gary Kenji Masuoka, 53, of Waikele, a credit services representative for Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Edward C. and Mitsuko “Miki,” brothers Michael T. and Roger H., and sister Shirley K. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Keith Nakoa Gonsalves

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 5, 2016
Keith Nakoa Gonsalves, 25, of Hilo died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jonah E.; mother Ernesta Marie; father Kevin A.; brothers Joey, Chavez and Elijah Gonsalves, and Keka Makana Doi-Toilolo; sister Tansy; and grandparents Dianna and Frank Gonsalves Sr., and Josephine Pang. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road. Services: 11 a.m. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Yusei Matsui

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 14, 2016
Yusei Matsui, 91, of Honolulu, former owner of Yuri’s Florist and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Yuriko, daughters Lynda Sasaki and Sandra Yamane, brother Masanori, sister Kyoko “Kay” Kato and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Virginia Katherine Halpin

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Dec. 18, 2015
Virginia Katherine Halpin, 89, of Kailua, a retired registered nurse at Castle Medical Center, died in Illinois. She was born in Michigan. She is survived by sons Donald and Kevin, daughter Mary, brothers Tom and Joseph Baron, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Howard Takashi Miyamoto

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 17, 2016
Howard Takashi Miyamoto, 80, of Kaneohe, a chief estimator, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred S., sons Tracy and Dean, daughter Dori and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Violet Natsuyo Hatakenaka

Posted On February 2nd, 2016 -

Dec. 31, 2015
Violet Natsuyo Hatakenaka, 89, of Hilo, a retired clerk for Machida Drug Inc. and F.W. Woolworth, and part owner of Hilo Chevron Service, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Sidney; brother Eugene Sunakoda; sisters Betsy Honmyo, Alice Sueno and Ruth Tsukimura; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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