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Pamela Chiemi Fujimoto

Posted On January 23rd, 2014 -

Jan. 18, 2014
Pamela Chiemi Fujimoto, 59, of Kahului, a retired Kamalii Elementary School teacher, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jay; son Ken; daughter Kara Yoshida; brothers Glenn, Darryl and Terrence Morichika; and sister Jan Medeiros. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Kana’i Mana Kekuewa-Nuuanu

Posted On January 23rd, 2014 -

Oct. 27, 2013
Kana’i Mana Kekuewa-Nuuanu, infant son of Clarence Nuuanu and Rhapsody K. Kekuewa of Waianae, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brothers Brawnson Kekuewa and Kyson-Pharoah Kekuewa-Nuuanu; sisters Naveah Kekuewa and Lyriq and Meadow Kekuewa-Nuuanu; grandparents Rowen Kekuewa and Lovey Mae Nuuanu; and great-grandparent Eleanor Kekuewa. Private services.

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Lansfield Fredrick Pascual

Posted On January 23rd, 2014 -

Jan. 13, 2014
Lansfield Fredrick “Makule” Pascual, 50, of Lihue, a state Department of Education employee at Kauai High School, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by brothers Merlyn and Charles Raco, Edwin and Howard Ramos, and Laurence and Dennis Pascual; and sisters Geraldine Ebinger, Georgianna Farthing, Sharmaine Simao, Mamo Keopuhiwa and Cheryl Delos Santos. Visitation and services: 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 1 at Niumalu Canoe Club, Kalapaki Beach Park. Scattering of ashes and potluck luncheon to follow.

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Luis Antoco Gantan

Posted On January 23rd, 2014 -

Jan. 12, 2014
Luis Antoco Gantan, 83, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Pampanga, Philippines. He is survived by wife Luz S.; sons Lester, Eddie and Edgar; daughters Lenore Ginoza and Editha Villanueva; brothers Jerry and Fernando; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Honolulu. Services at noon. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Yoshie Kuraya

Posted On January 23rd, 2014 -

Dec. 23, 2013
Yoshie Kuraya, 94, of Honolulu, a Reef Sportswear retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. She was born in Kihei, Maui. She is survived by daughter Charlotte Nakamura, sisters Naomi E. Ueda and Jane A. Tabusa, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Avelina Gutierrez Dulay

Posted On January 22nd, 2014 -

Dec. 10, 2013
Avelina Gutierrez “Belen” Dulay, 91, of Hono­lulu died in Hono­lulu. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Edith Gudoy, sisters Paciencia Bonilla and Caridad Andres, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Song S. Hazama

Posted On January 22nd, 2014 -

Jan. 16, 2014
Song S. “Choi” Hazama, 68, of Wailuku died at home. She was born in Korea. She is survived by husband Thomas and brothers John and Du Sun Lee. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. today at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 2:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Gaudencio Igaya

Posted On January 22nd, 2014 -

Jan. 8, 2014
Gaudencio “Dean” Igaya, 52, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Sheraton Kauai Resort houseman, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. He is survived by sons Frankie Sapa­la­zan and Jeffrey A. and Darryl A. Igaya; parents Severino and Saturnina; brothers Manuel, Roberto and Jose; and sister Josephine. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai, Kauai. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Public Cemetery.

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Francisco Laborte

Posted On January 22nd, 2014 -

Jan. 13, 2014
Francisco Laborte, 79, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Paradise Ground Care landscaper, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Edgardo, Carlito and Ruel; daughters Alberta Damiles, Lolita Cain and Flordeliza and Concepcion Laborte; brothers Pablo and Joel; sisters Grace Glovasa, Solidad Ofamin, Fely Gelbolingo, Quirina Pilongo and Certeria Vicoy; 38 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Kapaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapaa Public Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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John Sayles

Posted On January 22nd, 2014 -

Jan. 15, 2014
John “Jack” Sayles, 83, of Honolulu, a retired engineer and an Air Force veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by son Greg­ory, daughter Audrey Beatty and two grandchildren. Services and scattering of ashes: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Calvary by the Sea Church.

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Lester Bing Kun Yee

Posted On January 22nd, 2014 -

Jan. 15, 2014
Dr. Lester Bing Kun Yee, 100, of Honolulu, a general surgeon and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Winifred W.; sons Michael K.H., Dr. Lorrin K.C. and Dr. Arnold K.N.; daughters Susan F.K. Jong and Dr. Ellen F.T. Yee; sister Hazel Ching; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Central Union Church, Atherton Chapel, 1660 S. Beretania St. Services: 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borth­wick­oahu.com.

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Dorothy Blair

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Dec. 31, 2013
Dorothy Blair, 88, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired Chart House Waikiki restaurant manager, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in California. She is survived by daughter Susan Peak and a grandchild. Services: 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Kapaa Neighborhood Center.

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Derna Navas Chang Kim

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Dec. 29, 2013
Derna Navas Chang Kim, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel project manager, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Warrick “Koa,” daughters Waldria “Aloha” Kim and Wailani Ceberano, brother Daniel Navas Chang, sister Donna Arnold, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Naptale Piollo Uba

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Dec. 31, 2013
Naptale Piollo “Nappy” Uba, 58, of Wahiawa, a city Wastewater Division employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. He is survived by son Alein; daughters Shelly, Febraliz and Katherine; sisters Daisy Reyes and Sophie Sinahon; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Church of the Pacific, 99-400 Aiea Heights Drive. Services: 5 p.m. Final services and burial in the Philippines.

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Dora Orengo Costa

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Jan. 9, 2014
Dora Orengo Costa, 93, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Medical Center kitchen helper, a child caregiver and a past supreme president of the Native Sons and Daughters of Hawaii, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Danny Jr. and Joseph Costa, and Robert De Costa; daughter Audrey “Kookie” Demello; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Malia Puka o Kalani Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park.

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Warner Edward Landeau Jr.

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Jan. 10, 2014
Warner Edward “Skip” Landeau Jr., 69, of Honolulu, a Navy retiree and a field service manager for Digital Equipment Corp., died in Honolulu. He was born in Racine, Wis. He is survived by wife Kim M. Johnson, sons Stephen and Edward, daughter Kirsten Garcia, brother Michael, sisters Janelle Lowrance and Iva Olsen, and nine grandchildren. Services pending. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Jerry Yoshimasa Uemura

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Jan. 13, 2014
Jerry Yoshimasa Uemura, 93, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a coffee farmer, carpenter and retired Huggo’s maintenance employee, died in Life Care Center of Kona. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Katy H.; sons Dean and Keith; daughters Lois Choy, Cynthia Fukuda and Sharon Mendoza; brother Yoshiharu; sisters Masae Ikehara and Norma Ah Tou; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Kealakekua. Services: 4 p.m.

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Alice Sau Lin Lau Estrella

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Jan. 13, 2014
Alice Sau Lin Lau Estrella, 97, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Lester, brother Stanley K.M. Lau, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kwai Quon Lee

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Jan. 6, 2014
Kwai Quon Lee, 93, of Aiea, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shop planner and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Eleanor; daughters Deborah Lum, Verna Lee and Estelle Kelley; brother Hang Quon; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Dennis David Westerlund

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Jan. 7, 2014
Dennis David Westerlund, 53, of Kona, Hawaii, an artist, died in Kailua. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by son David Clark, mother Dianne L. and brothers Dale, Rich, Ray and Kevin. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kailua Pentecostal Church.

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Mark Kaimana Gilliland

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Dec. 3, 2014
Mark Kaimana Gilliland, 54, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a self-employed carpenter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Olga, brother Guy and sister Sissi Snow. Private services.

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Yukimasa Matsumoto

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Dec. 31, 2013
Yukimasa “Yuki” Matsumoto, 85, of Honolulu, president of Yuki Matsumoto & Associates, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jennifer S.; daughters Lori Nasu and Leigh Sturgeon; brothers Kosei, Harold and George; sisters Mildred Matsumura, Jane Omori, Alice Kakumitsu and Betty Furuya; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Grayce L. Young

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Dec. 20, 2013
Grayce L. Young, 94, of Honolulu, a retired clerk typist for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William”Bill,” son Gerald, daughter Willette N. Burbach, brother Richard Lau, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation:10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services:11:30 a.m. Luncheon: 12:30 p.m. Burial:2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head MemorialPark. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity. Online condolences:hawaiifuneralservices.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Monday.

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Darlene Ann Histo

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Jan. 4, 2014
Darlene Ann Histo, 75, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired painter for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 71 and founder of Hui Holo Lio, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Denver. She is survived by husband Hyime Sr., daughter Diane Tulley, a brother and two grandchildren. No services.

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Pralong Noochan

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Jan. 15, 2014
Pralong Noochan, 78, of Honolulu, an electrician, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Vientiane, Laos. He is survived by wife Vanhdy; sons Thong Si, Mike, Meo and Keo; daughters Bounsong and Kai Phomsouvanh, Sharlinna Bouaphanh and Nith Noochan; brother Christian; sister Sayan Boontaworn; and 13 grandchildren. Services held. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Tamiko Ida

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Dec. 27, 2013
Tamiko Ida, 93, of Kailua, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Yamaguchi-ken, Japan. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

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Miharu Okimura

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Dec. 25, 2013
Miharu Okimura, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Glenn; brother Mamoru Kobayashi; sisters Elsie Masukawa, Beatrice Mizuno and Betsy Takahama; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

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Loretta Mililani Juarez

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Jan. 4, 2014
Loretta Mililani Juarez, 76, of Hauula, a retired Kamehameha Extension Programs educator, died in Kahuku. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Vance; daughters Stacee “Kapiolani” Uray-Sibayton, Johnna Ah Puck, Lori “Ilima” Robello and Destiny Holland; brother Jesse “Mickey” Tom; sister Sarah Akana; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Leslie-Ann Openshaw

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Jan. 13, 2014
Leslie-Ann Openshaw, 30, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a massage therapist, died at home. She was born in Quincy, Calif. She is survived by sons Conrad K. and Zane L. Ragsdale; mother Barbara Burge; stepfather Neal Burge; brothers Shane, Wyatt and Cody; sisters Angie D. Warndorf and Robin D. Openshaw; and grandparents Harriet and Bob Taylor. Services in Quincy.

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Shizuko Aburamen

Posted On January 21st, 2014 -

Dec. 22, 2013
Shizuko “Sally” Aburamen, 86, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Stanley; daughters Linda Nako, Cheryl Navarro and Gwyne Sakihara; sister Janet Shimabukuro; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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