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Edward Eugene Kaleialoha Keawe

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 4, 2016
Edward Eugene Kaleialoha Keawe, 69, of Honolulu, a Leahi State Hospital groundskeeper and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Terry Lynn; daughters Dawnielle Keawe-Costa and Dominique Keawe; brothers Robert, Andrew, Kenneth and Johnathan Keaunui, and Max Makanani; sisters Alexa Vaught, Rose Ann Sweezy, Faith Sandi and Gloria Carter; and six grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Haruyuki Yamanaka

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 3, 2016
Haruyuki Yamanaka, 91, of Kahului, a retired Maui Electric Co. supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by brothers Stanley and Leslie. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Pacita Casil Ancheta

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 23, 2016
Pacita Casil Ancheta, 78, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Watanabe Floral Inc. laborer, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Franklin; sons George, Jerry and Roger; brothers Reynario, Eheronimo, Arsenio, Reynaldo and Edwin Casil; sister Oliva C. Buduan; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 27 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Richard Puukuku Kila

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 13, 2016
Richard Puukuku Kila, 86, of Aiea, a real estate proprietor, died in Aiea. He was born in Hoboken, N.J. He is survived by son Randolf; daughters Rita Mark, Roberta Tom, Renee Cabebe and Regina Hart; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 1 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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James Leroy Cowper

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Jan. 23, 2016
James Leroy Cowper, 86, of Mililani, an Air Force retiree, died in Mililani. He was born in Port Huron, Mich. He is survived by wife Terry M.; sons Michael L. and Stuart J.; daughters Sandra M. Spickler, Shawn L. Daniels, Kellie K. Cowper-Johnasen and Erin M. Saraceno; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

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Joseph Bernard Mattson Jr.

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Jan. 23, 2016
Joseph Bernard Mattson Jr., 72, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a rancher and vegetable farmer, and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leilani Ahia-Mattson; son Joseph III; daughters Naomi Silva and Lehua Curley; stepsons Robert and David Scheper, and Keokolo Paakonia; mother Elaine; brothers Russell, David, Charles and Lance; sisters Ululani Mattson and Norma Liu; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Charles Placido Cruz

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Jan. 23, 2016
Charles Placido Cruz, 94, of Fayetteville, Pa., formerly of Wahiawa, a retiree from the U.S. government at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Chambersburg, Pa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Daisy H.; sons Charles, Jona and Jonathan; daughters JoAnna P. DeFreitas and Virginia P. Hostetler; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 29 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Earl Motoharu Nagasako

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 11, 2016
Earl Motoharu “Moto” Nagasako, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Pan American World Airways aircraft mechanic, Outrigger Hotels maintenance retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice, Puiwa. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helen T., son Darren M., daughter Deanna A. Oshiro and Debra K. Nagasako, brother Ralph, sister Ruby Kaneao, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kersen J. De Jong

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 17, 2016
Kersen J. De Jong, 65, of Manalapan, Fla., a Netherlands Chamber of Commerce managing director, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in the Hague, Netherlands. He is survived by spouse Phillip Perkins and brother Martin. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Yoshiko Nakamura

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 12, 2016
Yoshiko Nakamura, 99, of Ewa died in Waipahu. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Casey and Wayne; daughters Delna Tanaka, June Sekioka and Junice Sekigawa; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 28 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m.

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Mary U. Fukumoto

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Jan. 22, 2016
Mary U. Fukumoto, 93, of Honolulu, a retired sales representative, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Derrick H. and Neal S., daughter Cynthia S. Teramoto, sister Esther T. Baba, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. March 1 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Buddhist services: 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: diamondhead mortuary.net.

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Clarissa Kiyoko Nakata

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 12, 2016
Clarissa Kiyoko Nakata, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired Los Angeles Department of Water and Power secretary, died. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Albert and sister Annie Morisato. Private services.

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Bessie Tsuyoshi Genishi

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Dec. 3, 2015
Bessie Tsuyoshi Genishi, 87, of Waipahu died. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by son Wayne; daughter Laurie; brothers Paul and Harold Naito; and sisters Carol and Jean Hirazumi, Harriet Brown, May Maruyama and Alice Naito. Private services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Edward Wilfred Niemi

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 2, 2016
Edward Wilfred Niemi, 88, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Kailua. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is survived by son Franklin, daughters Alina Niemi and Amelia Hunter, brothers Arnold and Melvin, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. March 2 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Daniel Takeo Gibo

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 10, 2016
Daniel Takeo Gibo, 73, of Kapolei died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Allan H., daughters Christine Noguchi and Elizabeth Magnuson, brother Jack, sister Nancy Rasay, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 28 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Charlotte Hisayo Oura

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Dec. 14, 2015
Charlotte Hisayo Oura, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department police reporter, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She is survived by son Wayne, daughter Phyllis Kurio, brother Dr. Harry H. Harada, sisters Ruth S. Okazaki and Ellen M. Harada, and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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John Han

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Jan. 24, 2016
John Han, 89, of Kula, Maui, a retired business manager and financial secretary for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1357, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Elizabth K.; sons John M., Maxwell “Slugo,” William C. “Billy” and Jonathan J.; daughters Elizabeth K. Han and Kimi Tamanaha; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 27 at Holy Ghost Church, Kula. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Feb. 29 at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Michael Pacheco Jr.

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 19, 2016
Michael Pacheco Jr., 69, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by numerous sons and daughters, mother Emogene, sister Darlene Pahed and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 29 at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Graham Sherwood Hanson

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 17, 2016
Graham Sherwood Hanson, 74, of Kaneohe, a pipefitter and boiler mechanic at Hawaiian Electric Co., died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Graham Jr. and Sherwood, daughters Suzette DuBay and Jacqueline Neal, stepsister Christina Esprabens, fiancee Elizabeth R. Chang, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 1 at St. Ann’s Church, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Ann’s Church Project Share. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Rudolfo Perez

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 17, 2016
Rudolfo “Rudy” Perez, 70, of Waipahu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lovena N.; sons Dana, Damon, Randy, Roman, Ryan and Jason; stepson Jeffery; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Donald Takuji Hidani

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Jan. 28, 2016
Donald Takuji Hidani, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired supervisor for the federal Department of Defense, retired state industrial therapist and an Army veteran who served with H Company, 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion, died in St. Francis Hospice, Puiwa. He was born in Waiehu, Maui. He is survived by wife Ryuko; son Donald R.; daughters Marlyn M. Okuda, Patricia L. and Joyce K. Hidani, and Susan L. Hidani-Pflug; brother Richard J.; sisters Geraldine K. Chang and Midori Sueda; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Leonard Joseph Peters

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 20, 2016
Leonard Joseph Peters, 67, of Laie, a Hawaii Reserves Inc. operations manager, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Apia, Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Phyllis; sons Vern and Leonard; daughters Vernice Uyehara, Mariah Ah You and Jaclyn Pasi; brothers Fa’atalale, Sam, Albert, Louis and Walter Peters, and Patoa Benioni; and sisters Jesse Skelton, Margaret Atoa and Fusi Leger. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 29 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Hanako Higa

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Dec. 22, 2015
Hanako “Hana” Higa, 90, of Honolulu, a retired lieutenant colonel and registered nurse for the Army who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sisters Jitsuko “Judy” Rocheford and Helen H. Keller. Private services and burial held. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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George James Sanborn Jr.

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 8, 2016
George James Sanborn Jr., 81, of Waimanalo, a retired Aloha Airlines aircraft mechanic, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen, sons Lowell K. and Davin K., daughter Alethea L. Akana, brother Randy, sister Alice Kern, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 2 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Reception to follow. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Margaret Julie Jordan

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 15, 2016
Margaret Julie Jordan, 96, of Ewa Beach, a food service employee at University of HawaiiManoa dormitory cafeterias and SAGA Foods, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Walter A., daughter Beverly “BJ,” two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services. Donations suggested to the Roman Catholic Church at Immaculate Conception Church in Ewa. Condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Keoni Spencer-Crites

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 14, 2016
Keoni Spencer-Crites, 30, of Kailua died at home. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by father David, mother Tina, brother Kawika and sisters Kanoi and Kayla. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Valelia Fung Chen Pen

Posted On February 24th, 2016 -

Feb. 13, 2016
Valelia Fung Chen Pen, 53, of Honolulu, a caregiver, died at home. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by sons Daryl J., Robert and Lance; daughter Virginia Solomona; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Feb. 28 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Doris Kimiyo Uehara

Posted On February 24th, 2016 -

Jan. 30, 2016
Doris Kimiyo Uehara, Yago: Kushinkagwa, 95, of Honolulu, retired co-owner of La Salle Grill, died at home. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gary S. and Neal S., and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 26 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Albert Moo’kini Gonsalves

Posted On February 24th, 2016 -

Feb. 13, 2016
Albert Moo’kini Gonsalves, 18, of Keaau, Hawaii, will be remembered in a celebration of life 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at Living Waters in Assembly of God Church, Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by father Valentine K.; mother Diana M.; brothers Valentine K. Jr., Edward and Jarday; sisters Ernesta Gonsalves and Danyal Roberts; and grandparents Edward and Julie Rose, and Carmen Alpiche. Visitation: noon Feb. 27 at the church, 89 Maikai St.

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Tina Mao Wilkerson

Posted On February 24th, 2016 -

Dec. 27, 2015
Tina Mao Wilkerson, 77, of Waipahu, a Navy Exchange retiree, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Ofu, Manua, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Rick, Scott and Glen; daughter Tina Vaughn; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 27 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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