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Thomas Randy McClintock

Posted On April 29th, 2014 -

April 17, 2014
Thomas Randy McClintock, 62, of Honolulu, owner of Professional Fire Systems, member of the U.S. pentathlon team and a Navy veteran, died in Tijuana, Mexico. He was born in Fresno, Calif. He is survived by wife Barbara “Bobby,” mother DeAlva Libby, brother Larry, sister Bonnie and half brother Lonnie Patterson. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes at a later date. No flowers. Donations for medical expenses may be sent to American Savings Bank, Thomas McClintock 3589. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Glenn Yorio Shinbara

Posted On April 29th, 2014 -

March 20, 2014
Glenn Yorio Shinbara, 60, of Pearl City, a City Mill Kaneohe sales associate and an independent ditributor for Kyani Inc., died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Wayne and sister Lynn Shiroma. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 10 at Waialae Baptist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gary Michael Fontes

Posted On April 29th, 2014 -

March 30, 2014
Gary Michael Fontes, 33, of Kaaawa, a driver for HFM FoodService, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jahziah K.T. and Zahfiyah N.K., daughter Zionna K.M., parents Lori E. and William C. Gomes Jr., brothers Jonathan D. Fontes and Jack C. Foltz, sisters Melissa L.L. Gomes-Tulua and Garnette Marlang, and grandmothers Miriam J. Foltz, Diane Gomes and Elena Marlang. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Geraldine Baptiste Medeiros

Posted On April 29th, 2014 -

April 22, 2014
Geraldine Baptiste Medeiros, 87, of Lihue, a retired Greeters of Hawaii gift shop manager at Lihue Airport, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Timothy, Claude and Kurt; daughter Lorna Okamoto; numerous siblings; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 19 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Melvin I. Tanigawa

Posted On April 29th, 2014 -

March 17, 2014
Melvin I. Tanigawa, 78, of Kailua, retired owner and painting contractor of M&M Painting, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret; son Darrel; daughters Terri Kuwahara, Gae Mitsuda, Toni Lampe and Jody Pearce; sisters Arlene Yamamoto and Susan Tanigawa; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Teofila C. Francisco

Posted On April 29th, 2014 -

March 18, 2014
Teofila C. Francisco, also known as “Frances” and “Teo,” 88, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii documentation librarian, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. She is survived by brother Antonio C. and sister Felicisima “Lee” Francisco-Dulog. Private services.

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Henry Inaina Miyamoto

Posted On April 29th, 2014 -

April 14, 2014
Henry Inaina Miyamoto, 71, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Honolulu firefighter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy “Dee” Kauaula, sons Michael I. Miyamoto and Clifford Kauaula, daughters Dannielle Iuta and Kimberlee Kauha’aha’a, hanai sons Charles Kamaka and Abel “Woody” Woods, hanai daughter Crystal Toribio, sisters Carol A. Takatsuka and Wendy Karimoto, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maku’u Marketplace, Pahoa. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Jean Hatsuko Uyeda

Posted On April 29th, 2014 -

April 19, 2014
Jean Hatsuko Uyeda, 75, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ronald N.; sons Jason, Ryan, Todd and Sheldon; daughter Laura Uyeda Bagby; brother Gordon Yoshida; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Seek the Land Ministry.

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Benita Esteban Garcia

Posted On April 29th, 2014 -

April 12, 2014
Benita Esteban Garcia, also known as “Bening” and “Bea,” 90, of Hilo, a retired Volcano Golf and Country Club cook, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Melvin Celestino and Leo Garcia Jr., daughters Patricia Owan and Faye L. Garcia, hanai son Dustin L. Palisbo, brother C. “Tac” Tacderan, sisters Dolores Taylor and Helen Guerrero, 21 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Urn burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Keith Katashi Nako

Posted On April 29th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Keith Katashi Nako, 56, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Airlines customer service agent, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Mildred M. and brothers Aldon K., Dean K., Kevin K. and Randy K. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lanakila Ward. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Carol Kahikilani Helekunihi-Kanana Wright

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April 8, 2014
Carol Kahikilani Helekunihi-Kanana Wright, 79, of Wahiawa, a retired WIC (U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) nutritional educator, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Lynette Artaho, Jo Anne Nishigaya and Cari Lee Helekunihi; brother Matthew Kaopio; sisters Erla Hillen, Annette Naipo and Elzadia Kahaialii; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ruth Tokiko Hamase

Posted On April 29th, 2014 -

April 8, 2014
Ruth Tokiko “Tokichan” Hamase, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Malihini Sportswear production clerk, died in Manhattan Beach, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Arlene M. King, sisters Mary Sasaki and Faith Irving, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Leanette Lorna Nava

Posted On April 29th, 2014 -

April 13, 2014
Leanette Lorna “Neda” Nava, 58, of Waimea, Hawaii, an executive housekeeper for numerous Hawaii hotels, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Erbin DePonte III and Sean Nava; daughters Kandalin Connor and Tiffany Nava; mother Gladys K. Liborio; brothers John Spencer and Lionel, Nelson and Brian Liborio; hanai sisters April and Susan Teixeira, and Cynthia Teixeira-Putnam; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. at Waimea Community Center. Casual attire.

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Mack Yoshio Toyama

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

March 4, 2014
Mack Yoshio Toyama, 80, of Pearl City, a retired Holsum Oroweat Bakery employee in Aiea and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Mildred M., son Mark, daughters Charlene Orikasa and Sharon Amorin, sister Jane Higa, a grandchild and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Solomon Kaailua Espinda

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

April 8, 2014
Solomon Kaailua “Nice Man” Espinda, 84, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Alvin K. and Solomon K.; daughters Solonette “Nani” Espinda, Leilani E. McFarland and Bernadine P. Morimoto; brothers Joseph and Samuel; sister Wilhemina Palanco; 25 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Kawaiaha’o Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Flowers welcome.

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Gail Yoshie Masuoka Kuramoto

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

April 14, 2014
Gail Yoshie Masuoka Kuramoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Defense supply manager for the Army, died in Island Nursing home. She was born in Peahi, Maui. She is survived by daughter Sheri Sunabe and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Henry Stanley Leite

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

April 14, 2014
Henry Stanley Leite, 80, of Aiea, an Army National Guard veteran, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Soon Yea, sons John G. Pupek and Charlie Pak, daughters Linda Fong and Judy Greenbaum, brother Douglas, sisters Sister Rose Fatima and Mildred Barge, and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

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Elijah Kealoha Mersburgh

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

4-27-ELIJAH-MERSBURGHApril 10, 2014
Elijah Kealoha Mersburgh, 13, of Aiea died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Isaac and Laura, brothers Isaac “Bubba” and Isaiah “Chico,” and grandparents Stanley and Sharlene Mersburgh, Terri Tada and Carl and Sylvia Oliver. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Flowers welcome.

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Tina Marie Oyler

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

April 22, 2014
Tina Marie Oyler, 40, of Princeville, Kauai, a massage therapist, died. She was born in California. She is survived by husband Jason, sons Kaimana and Kadin, daughters Mikayla and Sofia, parents James and Ruth Parker, and sisters Kerri, Jaime and Tammy. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grandpa’s Beach in Hanalei.

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Thomas John Petersen

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

April 18, 2014
Thomas John Petersen, 79, of Hilo died at home. He was born in New York City. He is survived by wife Bonnie and daughter Diane L. Private services.

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Alan Frederick Simcock

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

April 14, 2014
Alan Frederick Simcock, 66, of Honolulu, a retired owner-proprietor of Coral Janitorial Services, died in Honolulu. He was born in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom. He is survived by sons Allister, Ellison and Brian; daughters Margaret and Marisol; brother Harry; sister Margaret Evans; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Alice Tachera-Larimer

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

March 30, 2014
Alice Tachera-Larimer, 93, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Louie Van; son Gary Tachera; daughter Norma Sielken; brothers Fred, William, Joseph and Bobby Lawrence; sisters Hilda Mendonca, Loretta Vasconcellos and Katherine Lawrence; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church. Mass: Noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Linda Louise Dormer Caldwell

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

April 18, 2014
Linda Louise Dormer Caldwell, 71, of Kapolei died. She was born in York, Pa. She is survived by husband Robert, sons Gordon and Bradley, daughter Courtney and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to American Cancer Center of Hawaii, 2370 Nuuanu Ave., or the National Animal Interest Alliance (visit naiaonline.org).

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Noboru Taniguchi

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

March 25, 2014
Noboru “Nobu” Taniguchi, 93, of Wahiawa, a retired Del Monte mechanic, died in Waipahu. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Hanako, sons Blaine N. and Calvin M., daughters Terri-Lynn E. Kojima and Linda N. Omizo, brothers David and Paul, sisters Mildred Puni and Edith Hamada, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mildred Wai Sem Chun

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

March 17, 2014
Mildred Wai Sem Chun, 82, of Honolulu, owner of Kapahulu Poi Shop, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Francis K.H., Derrick K.H. and Duncan E.K.H.; brothers Calvin, Clarence, Delano and Alton Lee; sister Phyllis Lim; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Edward Kiyoshi Tomasu

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

April 15, 2014
Edward Kiyoshi Tomasu, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration aircraft mechanic, retired Hawaii Kai Golf Course mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty F., son Edward K. Jr., daughters Karen E. and Dr. Kathy K., brothers Bert Tomasu and Roy Fujimoto, and sisters Lillian Chur and Shirley Shishido. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thelma Yuriko Darisay

Posted On April 28th, 2014 -

April 5, 2014
Thelma Yuriko Darisay, 76, of Kaneohe, a care home operator, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ernest G.; son Ernest K. “Brod”; daughters Ernestine “Nini” Darisay, Deborah Hanaike, Jan Enos and Dawn “Lei” Paaga; brother Frank M. Shiroma; sisters Fumiko Nakoa, Ann Y. Manatad and May M. Goo; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann’s Church. Eulogy: 12:45 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Leua Matagiolo Gaisoa

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

April 14, 2014
Leua Matagiolo Gaisoa, 46, of Waimanalo, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Aukuso; sons Calvin, Gaisoa, Walter and Nilsson; daughters Nele and Alisa; brothers Mathew and Matagiolo Tigilau; sisters Puniloa Chavira, Aiga Tigilau, Debra Matagiolo, Sonja Okesene, Tuitogamaatoe Lacaran and Repeka Letalu. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Ryan Toshio Matsuno

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

April 11, 2014
Ryan Toshio Matsuno, 56, of Pearl City, a retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Jane, brother Terence and sister Janine Matsuno-Park. Services held. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Helena Teixeira Gonsalves

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

April 1, 2014
Helena Teixeira Gonsalves, 96, of Pearl City, a water aerobics instructor, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Daniel Dean and Michael L., daughter Shirley Ann Folston, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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