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Tomie Nitta

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 7, 2014
Tomie “Katherine” Nitta, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Reyn Spooner seamstress and Etsuji Nitta Contracting assistant, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Steven and Robert, daughters Susan Edwards and Sandra Haynes, brother Walter Miyamoto, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Bessie Gallardo Obra

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 12, 2014
Bessie Gallardo Obra, 86, of Honolulu, a Bank of America retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kealia, Kauai. She is survived by husband Raymond K.; sons Kermit, Dexter and Lance; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 pm. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Walter T. Odo

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 16, 2014
Walter T. Odo, 80, of Honolulu, a retired musician with the United States Air Force Band and Royal Hawaiian Band, and an Air Force veteran, died in Hale Pulama Mau. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Gloria; sons Stephen and Kevin; daughters Janice Curammeng, Carolyn Nomura, Alison Odo and Christine Enomoto; brother Richard; sister Wilma Lovell; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. July 27 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Jessie A. Oliveira

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 20, 2014
Jessie A. “Tutu” Oliveira, 89, of Paukaa, Hawaii, a retired salesclerk and tour guide at the former Orchids of Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Edwin, daughters Marie Roberts and Margaret “Maggie” DeSa, sister Rose Perry, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou, Hawaii. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 3. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, condolences may be sent to 206 Kahoa Place, Hilo, HI 96720.

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Dionisio Castro Diza

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

June 1, 2014
Dionisio Castro Diza, 75, of Waipahu, a Kam Drive In Swap Meet custodian, died in Waipahu. He was born in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marcelina, sons Richard and Rodrigo, daughters Marilyn Diza and Marie Apilado, brother Hilardo, sister Mary Bautista and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services: 1:15 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Misayo Hirahara

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

June 7, 2014
Misayo Hirahara, 87, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son Mark, daughters Linda Sugihara and Iris Rapoza, brother Jay Hada, sister Kay Medeiros, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Charles E. Huston Jr.

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

June 22, 2014
Charles E. “Charlie” Huston Jr., 72, of Keaau, Hawaii, owner and operator of Charlie’s Water Hauling and a state Department of Transportation Highways Division retiree, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Gwen; sons Dean, Darrell and Charles K.; daughter Denise Gaylord; brother Thomas Campbell; sisters Arleta Smith and Rachel McKenzie; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Keaau. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire.

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Shizuo Inoue

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

June 15, 2014
Shizuo “Mac” Inoue, 87, of Pearl City, an Air Force veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Marsha Yoshiba and Cathy Inoue-Harada, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoko Kijima

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

June 15, 2014
Yoko Kijima, 86, of Kula, Maui, died at home. She was born in Akita, Japan. She is survived by sister Toshiko Shibuya. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Stanley Y. Komata

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

May 29, 2014
Stanley Y. “Stan” Komata, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard chief warrant officer, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Kualapuu, Molokai. He is survived by wife Tomoe, daughters Gayle Komata and Donna Agas, brother Ronald and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations suggested to American Cancer Society-Hawaii and Blood Bank of Hawaii.

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Ronald Lindsey Morris

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

June 15, 2014
Ronald Lindsey Morris, 67, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Kahaluu. He is survived by wife Lehua Lorenzo; sons Gabriel and Jeremiah Morris, and Michael Colleps; daughters Vanda Rivera, Veronica Chong and Rachel Morris; brothers Ralph, Richard, Robert and Frederick; sister Evelyn Perry; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Phu Van Nguyen

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

June 10, 2014
Phu Van Nguyen, 68, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Dong Ha, Quang Tri, Vietnam. He is survived by wife Theresa H.; son Sebastien; daughters Sylvie B. and Nathalie L.; brothers Raymond, Bernard and Lucien Minier; sisters Claire, Paule, Isabelle and Catherine Minier; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 800 Kaheka St. Mass: 9 a.m. Flowers welcome.

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Dale R. Noble

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

March 22, 2014
Dale R. Noble, 82, of Santa Barbara, Calif., a retired Kamehameha Schools teacher and an Army veteran, died in Santa Barbara. He was born in Riceville, Iowa. He is survived by wife Alice; son Dean; brothers Weston, Lowell and Joe; sister Joann; and two grandchildren. Musical offering: 3:30 p.m. July 5 at Calvary By the Sea Lutheran Church, Honolulu. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Calvary By the Sea music department.

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Helen Hiroko Onuma

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

June 17, 2014
Helen Hiroko Onuma, 91, of Lanai and Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Keomoku, Lanai. She is survived by sons Eric, Gary and Roger; daughter Carolyn Flood; sister Eleanor Ahner; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m.

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Roland Rasmussen

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

June 8, 2014
Roland “Rusty” Rasmussen, 89, of Ewa Beach, a veteran of the Air Force and Merrill’s Marauders during World War II, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Newark, N.J. He is survived by wife Ritsuko D., son Kenji W., daughter Leilani D. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Roy Takemi Tonaki

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

May 19, 2014
Roy Takemi Tonaki, 72, of Honolulu, a retired boilermaker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 41, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eileen F.; daughter Jodi Lau; sisters Dorothy Higa, Marjorie Sumida and Jeanette Okamura; and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Frederick Kum Fa Tseu

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

June 7, 2014
Frederick Kum Fa Tseu, 90, of Kailua, an insurance broker and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Hunan, China. He is survived by wife Edna; son Steven; daughters Debbie Nishimoto, Lori Rodriguez and Eugenia Tom; brothers Lawrence, Albert and Joseph; and seven grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Alice M. Wong

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

June 14, 2014
Alice M. Wong, 85, of Honolulu, a retired telephone operator, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edmund, brother Robert Ho and sisters Mary Chong and Margaret Tomita. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sandra Masako Yamada

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

June 8, 2014
Sandra Masako Yamada, 71, of Honolulu, a retired social worker with the state Adult Probation Department and the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jonathan M. Serrato. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Rogelio Acpal Sr.

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

May 31, 2014
Rogelio “Roger” Acpal Sr., 72, of Pearl City, an Army Reserve veteran, a meat cutter and retired Daiei meat manager, died in Pearl City. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Helen Galasinao; son Rogelio “Roger” Jr.; daughters Michelle Lynn Acpal, Melissa Ann A. Haggard and Melanie Ann M. Acpal; brothers Teodorico “Ted,” Artenio “Timmy” and Alfred; sisters Caroline Tacotaco, Carmelita Hispshire and Josefina “Josie” Salvador; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Aiko Yamamoto

Posted On June 26th, 2014 -

June 18, 2014
Aiko “Florence” Yamamoto, 93, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters Anita N. Winecoff and Cynthia N. Kimura, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Wahiawa Hongwanji, 1067 California Ave. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Barbara Hagino Fukumoto

Posted On June 25th, 2014 -

May 6, 2014
Barbara Hagino Fukumoto, 87, of Kaneohe, a bookkeeper, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son John M.; daughters Joy F. Murakami and Jodi H. and Joan H. Fukumoto; brothers Wayne and Roy Kurosawa; sisters Phyllis Komori, Lorraine Nanbu and Jeannie Muranaka; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published June 17.

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Benjamin Albert Hoke III

Posted On June 25th, 2014 -

June 11, 2014
Benjamin Albert Hoke III, 68, of Honolulu, a U.S. Department of Transportation airports division clerk and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife I Sun Yi and sisters Sandra Tamanaha and Sharon Anderson. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services and burial: 10:30 a.m. July 2 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Forrest Walker Conan Hoke

Posted On June 25th, 2014 -

June 5, 2014
Forrest Walker Conan Hoke, 30, of Haiku, Maui, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by father Coursen; mother Michele; sisters Emily, Lantana and Holly; and grandparent Elizabeth. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. to sunset Saturday at Giggle Hill. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Eddie Hunkin Jr.

Posted On June 25th, 2014 -

June 2, 2014
Eddie “Eddie Boy” Hunkin Jr., 32, of Ewa Beach, a carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lisa, mother Marcella and sisters Kristen Lono, Amelia Sigala, Jennifer Quinonez and Sarah Hunkin. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Island Family Christian Church, 3375 Salt Lake Blvd., Honolulu.

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Abraham Newton Keliinui Sr.

Posted On June 25th, 2014 -

April 16, 2014
Abraham Newton Keliinui Sr., 76, of Waimanalo, a Honolulu Fire Department firefighter, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Candace R.; sons Abraham Jr., Lloyd, Lyndon and Wendall; daughters Abraleen Keliinui and Maryellen Johnson; brothers Patrick and Albert Keliinui, and Gordon and Archie Young; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Paulette Carreira Luiz

Posted On June 25th, 2014 -

June 17, 2014
Paulette Carreira Luiz, 63, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a waitress at Miwa’s and Osaka Restaurant in Hilo, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Elliot J. Fernandez; brothers George, Michael and David; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Kilroy Leialoha Nahale

Posted On June 25th, 2014 -

June 14, 2014
Kilroy Leialoha Nahale, 66, of Honolulu, a self-employed worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Kawaiola, brother Joseph and a grandchild. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Sunday at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Steve I. Pascual

Posted On June 25th, 2014 -

May 29, 2014
Steve I. Pascual, 78, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. He was born in Zamboanga, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Soledad A., daughters Elviemarie Quemado and Suzanne Turla, brother Tino, sisters Cristina Corpuz and Carmen Dela Cruz, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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William Lolofakangalo Salakielu

Posted On June 25th, 2014 -

June 20, 2014
William Lolofakangalo Salakielu, 61, of Kailua, a state corrections officer, died in Kailua. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Tapaita, numerous sons and daughters, two brothers and two sisters. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at 1st Tongan United Methodist Church, 41-520 Flamingo St., Waimanalo. Services: 8 p.m. Burial to be held in Tonga. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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