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Tomio Takiguchi

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July 5, 2015
Tomio Takiguchi, 85, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaiian Telephone employee, part-time farmer and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Sadie M., sons Nathan and Jon, daughter Lynn Silva, brothers Daniel and Gary, sister Jane Kato, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St. Services: 4 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Aug. 21 at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Herbert Taketo Fujimoto

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Aug. 2, 2015
Herbert Taketo Fujimoto, 90, of Lihue, a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, died in Kauai Care Center. He was born in Huleia, Kauai. He is survived by sons Wayne and Chad; daughters Judith Kawamura and Donna Mitani; sisters Tsuyako Iwamoto, Teruko Matsumoto, Michiye Funaku, Tamie Kashiwamura, Edith Takenaka, Myrna Matsueda and Rose Marie Rikimaru; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Christian Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Tenny Hoon Tom

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July 30, 2015
Tenny Hoon Tom, 89, of Hono­lulu, an attorney, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Chance, daughters Kimberly Nichols and Tammy Tom, and four grandchildren. Private services pending. Donations suggested to Hawaii Education Association, 1953 S. Beretania St., Suite 5-C, Honolulu, HI 96826. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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David Scott Gafford

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Aug. 1, 2015
David Scott Gafford, 59, of Hilo, a Hawaii Small Business Development Center network technician and a musician, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Muskogee, Okla. He is survived by brother Dick and sister Sharon Furstenwerth. Services pending. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo or charity.

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Dorothy Oriu Hirata Yamashiro

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July 13, 2015
Dorothy Oriu Hirata Yamashiro, 95, of Kaneohe, a self-employed crafter, died at home. She was born in Lawai, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Doreen Yamashiro and Roxanne Yamashiro-Scrufari, and sisters Lillian T. Kadekaru, Takeko Yamakawa and Janet H. Hirata. Private services.

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Charles J.K. Hall Sr.

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July 3, 2015
Charles J.K. Hall Sr., 73, of Kapolei, a retired Honolulu Police Department detective and Hawaii Air National Guard veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Charles Jr., Michael, Patrick and John; daughter Malia; brother Fred; sisters Poliala Katschman and Edwina Maijala; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:15 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Annette Hiroko Yoda

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July 16, 2015
Annette Hiroko Yoda, 74, of Wailuku, a Kahului Elementary School educator, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by brother Kiyoshi and sisters Mildred Ariyoshi, Ruth Nagaoka and Frances M. Yoda. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Harry Yoshiharu Heya

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July 28, 2015
Harry Yoshiharu Heya, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Co. carpenter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Lance Y., Sterling M. and Larson Y.; daughters Sherri M. Seguirant and Lorene I.H. Berinobis; sisters Betsy K. Kawaguchi, Florence S. Hori, Helen N. Tawata, Charlotte S. Arakaki and Lorraine T. Heya; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Marilyn Yoshie Joe

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July 25, 2015
Marilyn Yoshie Joe, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaii Government Employees Association secretary, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Valerie Nishikawa and Susan Madeiros, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Enoria Paculba Cuban

Posted On August 10th, 2015 -

July 24, 2015
Enoria Paculba “Ning” Cuban, 79, of Honolulu, a retired First American Title employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Russell V.; daughter Darlene V. Jones; brothers Jerry and Melvin Magsayo; sisters Josepha “Ann” Von Arnswaldt, Evangesta “Sime” Bongo and Drucilla Abelaye; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God Church — Red Hill, 3400 Moanalua Road. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Dawna Marie Yamaguchi-Kaaa

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July 30, 2015
Dawna Marie Yamaguchi-Kaaa, 52, of Wailuku, an account executive for John H. Connors Insurance Co., died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Thomas Kaaa; son Thomas Kaaa Jr.; daughters Pualei Saltiban, Kawai A. Kaaa and Shawna Rodrigues; parents Kazuto Yamaguchi and Gloria Purugganan; brother Derek Yamaguchi; sister Debra Hepner; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Maui Lani. Service: 10 a.m. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Sanford Tatsuya Higashi

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June 28, 2015
Sanford Tatsuya “Gus” Higashi, 90, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a Department of Accounting and General Services transportation officer, coffee and macadamia nut farmer and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doris; daughters Karen Wong, Ira Yamagata and Iris Higashi; sisters Peggy Morita, Cynthia Sakamoto and Sue and Kay Higashi; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Kealakekua. Service: 4 p.m. Cas-ual attire. No flowers.

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Martha Yamashiro

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July 15, 2015
Martha Yamashiro, 98, of Honolulu, a state Department of Labor retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephews Hugh and Neil, and nieces Kaori O’Conner, Susan Wang, Margo Machida and Tomi Buzzell. Private services.

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Robert Kit Hung

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July 31, 2015
Robert Kit Hung, 78, of Honolulu, a warehouse clerk, died in Honolulu. He was born in Zhongshan, China. He is survived by wife Wendy L.M.; sons Herwin, Hamilton, Gordon, Richard and John; daughter Jenny; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Clara Teruko Yamamoto Yoneda

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June 13, 2015
Clara Teruko Yamamoto Yoneda, 94, of Pearl City, a retired seamstress at Bullock’s Deparment Store, died in Waipahu. She was born in Kihei, Maui. She is survived by stepdaughter Iris Iwana and sisters Amy Iwamasa, Miyuki Kimura, Honami Matsuda and Koyumi Oda. Private services. No monetary offerings. Condolences: hawaiianme morialparkmortuary.com.

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Maraea Kamahele Pawn Kaniho

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Aug. 6, 2015
Maraea Kamahele Pawn Kaniho, 60, of Hauula died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Clarence; sons Jarrett, Shiloh, Cheyenne and Jarrin P.; daughter Jubilee Anniskette; mother Dorothy Pawn; brothers William, Daniel and Nathaniel Pawn; sisters Dorothy Kahala, Blanche Lease and Cora Lou Leong; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at 51-196-A Kamehameha Highway, Kaaawa. Casual attire.

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Joan B.K. Maranan

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July 8, 2015
Joan B.K. Maranan, 73, of Waianae, a retired Paradise Cove accountant, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Raymond, Robert, Nathan and Quintin; daughters Rena Pae and Raquel Maranan; mother Alice Souza; brothers Ronald and Wayne Souza; sisters Joyce Suckoll-Olaguera and Shirley Silva; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Zablan Beach Park, Nanakuli.

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Sheila Cremins dePasquale McKibbin

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July 15, 2015
Sheila Cremins dePasquale McKibbin, 89, of Honolulu, a retired English, history and geography teacher at ‘Iolani School, died in Pinehurst, N.C. She was born in Westchester County, N.Y. She is survived by sons Michael, Adrian, Angus, Sean and Owen; daughters Sheila C. McKibbin and Claudia McKibbin Brennan; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Star of the Sea Church. Mass: 2:30 p.m. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. Saturday at Outrigger Canoe Club. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Sheila McKibbin Memorial Scholarship Endowment, ‘Iolani School, 563 Kamoku St., Honolulu, HI 96826.

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Carolyn Yvonne Nakagawa

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July 26, 2015
Carolyn Yvonne Nakagawa, 68, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born on Lanai. She is survived by son Shane, daughter Lori, mother Josephine Haupu, brothers Greg and Gene Suetos, sister Lynette Kaopuiki and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Mortuary. Service: 11:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes ceremony on Lanai at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Itsumi Nakamura

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July 16, 2015
Itsumi Nakamura, 96, of Mililani, a retired Stevenson Intermediate School cafeteria worker, died in Kapuna Wala Ola. She was born in Koolauloa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Nathan; daughter Faith Yamasaki; brother John Nagano; sisters Kikue Yamamoto, Yoshie Ogata, Mazie Chow and Hazel Takemoto; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yung Pang Ng

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July 24, 2015
Yung Pang Ng, 95, of Honolulu, a former teacher and Yick Lung Co. employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Phillip, Stanley and Dr. Gordon; daughter Fanny Yee; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Service: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. No flowers. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Alexander Paglinawan Jr.

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July 15, 2015
Alexander “Pancho” Paglinawan Jr., 55, of Hilo, a musician and a retired Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alika Kelly; daughter Winter Kelly; sisters Jody Paglinawan, Denise Cadiz and Queenie Pada; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 4 to 10 p.m. Friday at Oahu Veterans Center. Additional celebration of life: noon Sunday at Onekahakaha in Hilo.

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Mary Norma Manuel Alejandro

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July 5, 2015
Mary Norma Manuel Alejandro, 65, of Kapolei, a retired seamstress at Alha Born Free Fashion, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Hilarion, brother Mackarl Manuel and sisters Mary Anne Abadilla, Mary M. Rivad, Julie Uy, Carol Gapasin, Leila Tamang and Mayrose Haddad. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Dometila Legaria Paracuelles

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July 15, 2015
Dometila Legaria “Millie” Paracuelles, 73, of Waialua, a Hawaiian King Candies employee, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Cebu, Philippines. She is survived by husband Juan; son Wade J.; daughter Michelle A. Pactol; sisters Marietta L. Siango, Roqueta L. Luzano, Manolita L. Pacion and Verlita L. Nunez; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gay Ann Austin

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Aug. 1, 2015
Gay Ann Austin, 80, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Temple City, Calif. She is survived by husband James W., sons Kris McGee and James W. Austin III, daughters Kelli MacDonald and Siana A. Hunt, brother Mike Fewell, sister May Balding and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Outrigger Canoe Club Waikiki. Services: 8 a.m. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Make a Wish, attn: Siana A. Hunt, 223 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96813. Condo- lences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Paul Dominic Peralta

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July 4, 2015
Paul Dominic Peralta, 59, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran and Leeward Community College student, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by mother Emma, son Makana Carlson-Peralta and sisters Rae Byers, Sheri Kanoho and Michelle Kakazu. Private services. Condolences: hawaiian- memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Concisa Bartoline

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Aug. 2, 2015
Concisa Bartoline, 82, of Hono- lulu, a retired employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Baybay Leyte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Alejandro, Vicente and Paul Lakilak; daughter Virgilia L. Roth; and seven grandchildren. Mass: 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 720 N. King St.

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Edward Joseph Rapez

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July 14, 2015
Edward Joseph Rapez, 77, of Honolulu, a retired mason and retired quality control inspector for the federal government, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Rachel; sons Edward Jr., Victor and Randall; daughter Verna; stepsons Lloyd and Lance; hanai son Dong Su Ko; 12 granchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe.

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Marian Bennett Kekaulike Lake Boyd

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July 15, 2015
Marian Bennett Kekaulike Lake Boyd, 88, of Honolulu, a retired state social worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Scott Cherry and James “Jimmy,” John, Tommy and Manu Boyd; daughter Christine “Chris” Letman; brother Edward “Mickey” Lake; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama campus. Service: 2:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Joseph Benjamin Rattner

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July 27, 2015
Joseph Benjamin “Joe” Rattner, 48, of Ewa Beach, an aide to Hawaii state Sen. Wil Espero, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by mother Lila G. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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