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Jason Clark King

Posted On September 24th, 2013 -

Sept. 18, 2013
Jason Clark King, 75, of Kihei, Maui, a retired internal affairs captain for the Lafayette Police Department in Indiana, employee of Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort and the Maui Police Commission, and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Tiptop, Ky. He is survived by wife Geraldine V.; sons David, Matt and Nicky; daughters Stafka Poweleit and Bessie K. Waggoner; brothers Daniel, Mark, Jerry, Gary and Tommy; sister Kathy; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services and cremation held at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Additional services: 3 p.m. today at the family residence, 461 Kaiolohia St., Kihei. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jennie Toda Sakoda

Posted On September 24th, 2013 -

Sept. 17, 2013
Jennie Toda Sakoda, 92, of Hilo, a retired clerk for the state Department of Transportation Highways Division, died in Pohai Malama. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Barbara Jean Suga and Faith Tokeshi, brother Seichi Toda, sister Ruth Yamane, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Kehaulani B.L. Kunukau

Posted On September 24th, 2013 -

Sept. 13, 2013
Kehaulani B.L. Kunukau, 58, of Waimanalo died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Anita K. Atkins, brother Elmer N. Atkins and sister Stephanie Akiu. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Casual attire.

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Edward Masakatsu Tachikawa

Posted On September 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 30, 2013
Edward Masakatsu Tachikawa, 89, of Lihue, proprietor of Eddie’s Upholstery and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born inPuhi, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Ella Konno, Cheryl Tachikawa and Jan Yoshizu; brother Robert; sister Betty Steiger; and five grandchildren. Private celebration of life. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Tsuyako Miwa

Posted On September 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 25, 2013
Tsuyako Miwa, 99, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Kihei, Maui. She is survived by sons Melvin N., Stephen T., Russell Y. and Howard I.; daughter Phyllis S. Suematsu; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Janice Setsuko Uejo

Posted On September 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 18, 2013
Janice Setsuko Uejo, 73, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher at Kalakaua Middle School, died in Hale Pulama Mau, Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husbandThomas T., sons Kelly andJason, daughter Tracey, brothers Russell and Mark Morita, sistersMarion Tomomitsu and Susan Mobley, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Casual attire. No flowers. Updated service information for an obituary published Monday.

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Edward Smith Akima

Posted On September 24th, 2013 -

Sept. 4, 2013
Edward Smith “Aloha” Akima, 69, of Makawao, Maui, a retired drywall journeyman, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Donsmith A., Leesmith and Staceysmith K. Akima, and Edwardsmith K. Villegas; daughters Johnellsmith P. and Wendysmith E. Villegas, and Rosiesmith K. Akima; hanai sons Zac Kaina, Jr. Pua, Zac Tianio, and Truman Akima; hanai daughters Tammy Tianio, Tida Pua and Donna Hookano; brothers Tony and Ben “Butchie” Akima, and Jimmy Miyazono; and 25 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Aiko Morinaga

Posted On September 24th, 2013 -

Sept. 4, 2013
Aiko Morinaga, 89, of Honolulu, a garment factory seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughters Barbara Chu, Colleen Kainuma and Michele Uehara; son Norman; brother Hisashi Araki; sisters Jean Seo and Laura Tome; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private servces. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Federico Ugale

Posted On September 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 24, 2013
Federico Ugale, also known as “Pedring” and “Fred,” 88, of Honolulu, a retired Hicklin Detroit Diesel parts man, died in Honolulu. He was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Cristina, son Fred, daughters Felicidad “Fely” Raquedan and Jessie Addison, sister Rosario “Charing” Uganiza, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Portia T. Alferes

Posted On September 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 25, 2013
Portia T. Alferes, 75, of Waipahu, a retired Honolulu Paper Co. employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Earl and Eric; daughter Arlene Olandy; mother Evelyn Kaai; brothers Kenneth, Jonathan and Jaime Kaai; sisters Linda Agcorpa and Stephanie Kaai; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Wayne Yasuo Murakawa

Posted On September 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 25, 2013
Wayne Yasuo Murakawa, 91, of Ewa Beach, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Ka Punawai Ola. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol; son Paul; daughters Sharon N. Sato, Colleen A. Pang and Eileen Chan; four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Masuko T. Shibata

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 4, 2013
Masuko T. Shibata, 97, ofPepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Memorial Hospital practical nurse, died in LifeCare Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Keay, Owen and Roy; brothers Kikuo and Stanley Tsue; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Masako Miura Ishii

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

June 27, 2013
Masako Miura Ishii, 103, ofHonolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by sonsLloyd and Robert, daughter Pauline Yanagisawa, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Elisa Mercado Sonico

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 3, 2013
Elisa Mercado Sonico, 96, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sonsFaustino and Juanito; daughters Angela Siruno, Cornelia Andaya, Emiliana Rulloda and Rosa Ibon; brother Hildo Mercado; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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John Edward Kalehuawehe

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 7, 2013
John Edward Kalehuawehe, 71, of Wailuku, a retired Maui County refuse supervisor, died inMaui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Roselani; son John “Keoni” Jr.; daughters Lorraine, Jonnelle and Michelle; brothers Allan G. “Braddah”and Andrew H.; sister Betty-Lou Rodrigues; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. to noon Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass:1 p.m. Burial:2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Evelyn Soucie

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 10, 2013
Evelyn Soucie, 61, of East Chicago, Ind., a retired state of Hawaii custodian, died in East Chicago. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Jack Gayer and Roger Soucie, and sisters Theresa Boyle and Phyllis Trimm. Celebration of life:noon Sunday at 98-1874 Hapaki St., Aiea.

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Gordon WayneKamauoha

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 19, 2013
Gordon Wayne Kamauoha, 56, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wifeHelen; sonsHerman, Gordon Jr. and John R.; daughters Lea and Raven; sisters Ella Williams and Wilma Schwenke; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial:10 a.m. Oct. 1 at Homelani MemorialPark.

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Ethel Shikiye Suenaka

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 7, 2013
Ethel Shikiye Suenaka, 95, ofWaipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughtersAmy Katsumoto and Claire Park; brotherTadayuki Murakami; sistersMitsuno “Pat”Yamaoka, Sueno “Sue” Saito and Michiko Matsunaga; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Kwai Wah Lee

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Aug. 25, 2013
Kwai Wah Lee, 86, ofKeaukaha, Hawaii, a retired Wailoa Tire &Recapping Co. foreman, dispatcher and safety representative at the former HT&T Trucking Co. in Hilo, and former president of the Keaukaha Community Association, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Darren T.W.M.; daughters Deborah L. Lee, Drusilla H. Johsens, Derede P. Kimata and Denby L.Y.K. Toci; brother Kin Wah; sisters Miu Chee Matsumura and Miu Lin Sibayton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Haili Congregational Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Aloha attire.

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Edward Masakatsu Tachikawa

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Aug. 30, 2013
Edward Masakatsu Tachikawa, 89, of Lihue, proprietor of Eddie’s Upholstery and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born inPuhi, Kauai. He is survived by daughtersEllaKonno, Cheryl Tachikawa and Jan Oshizu; brother Robert; sister Betty Steiger; and five grandchildren. Private celebration of life.

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Janice Miyo Hoshino Ah Nee

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 4, 2013
Janice Miyo Hoshino Ah Nee, 52, of Honolulu, a bank examiner, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Lawrence R. Jr., parents Richard and Esther Hoshino, stepson Christian G.K., stepdaughter Robin C.A., brothers Paul and Roy Hoshino, and two step-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Gerald Kaonohi Leslie

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 12, 2013
GeraldKaonohi “Papa” Leslie, 78, of Honolulu, a retiredmarine machinist engineer with Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 38 and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons William “Kaipo,” Gordon “Busta” and Guy “Kalani”; daughters Geraline “Eve” Pascua, Georgette “Harry”Arruda and Gordean “Deanie” Leslie-Walk; sisters Muriel Kahoonei and June Borden; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30 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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Larry Isao Tanabe

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 15, 2013
Larry Isao Tanabe, 67, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Post Office clerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wifeKaren; sons Lyle andDane; brothersGeorge, Melvyn and Alan; and sister Donna. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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RobertTaro Ashimine

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 13, 2013
Robert Taro Ashimine, 101, ofHonolulu, former owner of Kuliouou Service &Repair and a retired gardener, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hawi, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Roy S., Daniel K. and Stanley T.; daughtersJanice Y. Lee and Sandra M. Miyagawa; sisters Elsie K. Sumi, Jane K. Koki and Jean S. Ashimine; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Tauai Ofoia Manu

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Aug. 28, 2013
Tauai Ofoia Manu, 72, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Pavaiai, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Nuu Sr.; sons Luteru, Nuu Jr. and Leoti; daughtersIole Lofa, Fafou Sula, Manuleletautala Manu and Sarai Manu Salima; 26 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Central Samoan Assembly of God, 3544 Kalihi St. Services:6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Janice Setsuko Uejo

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Aug. 18, 2013
Janice Setsuko Uejo, 73, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher at Kalakaua Middle School, died in Hale Pulama Mau, Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husbandThomas T., sons Kelly andJason, daughter Tracey, brothers Russell and Mark Morita, sistersMarion Tomomitsu and Susan Mobley, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John Yin Wo Ching

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 15, 2013
John Yin Wo Ching, 74, of North Kohala,Hawaii, a certified welder, heavy equipment operator and rancher, died at home. He also was a Navy veteran. He was born in Kohala. He is survived by wife Patsy Ann; sons Wallace and Shane; daughter JohnelleKainoa; brothers Wilfred, William “Tammy” and Gilbert; sister Ruth Lee; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahua Ranch, Paniolo Lanai, in Kohala. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Inurnment at a later date. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

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Howard Shizuo Matsumura

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Aug. 22, 2013
Howard Shizuo Matsumura, 87, ofAltadena, Calif., a self-employed gardener and landscaper, died in Pasadena, Calif. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wifeYaeko and daughtersPam Cravenor, and Debbie and Tami Matsumura. Private services.

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Jane Masako Uyeda

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Aug. 23, 2013
Jane Masako Uyeda, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base secretary, died at home. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by brother Albert K. and sister Marjorie S. Hirashima. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Alvin Mitsuo Fukumoto

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 2, 2013
Alvin Mitsuo “Fuku” Fukumoto, 70, of Honolulu, a retired welding supervisor with Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s Shop 26, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wifeGail A.; sons Darryl, Wade and Jon; daughter Wendy Fukumoto-Watanabe; brothers Stanley and Benjamin; sisters Barbara Fujimoto and Karen Chun; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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