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Randall Eiji Mori

Posted On December 31st, 2013 -

Dec. 15, 2013
Randall Eiji Mori, 59, of Hono-lulu, a retired Sheraton Waikiki bell man, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Lillian A., brother Jeffrey and sister Jodie. Private services.

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Carole Yoshino Hieda

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Dec. 21, 2013
Carole Yoshino Hieda, 87, of Honolulu, a retired state clerk, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Lynette Payne, sister Jean Hamamoto and a grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Laura Haruko Murakami

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Dec. 8, 2013
Laura Haruko Murakami, 92, of Honolulu, a retired cook for St. Stephen Seminary, died in Hono-lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Allan and Norman; daughters Jane Tateishi, Joan Nakamichi and Mary Ann Ostman; sisters Dora Nishihara and Evelyn Maeshiro; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ethel Arlene Hilyard

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Dec. 19, 2013
Ethel Arlene Hilyard, 96, of Honolulu, an administrative assistant, died in a private care home. She was born in Iowa. She is survived by a nephew. Private services.

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Edward Tahiti Poomaihealani

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Dec. 25, 2013
Edward Tahiti “Eddie” Poomaihealani, 62, of Waianae, a bus driver for Oahu Transit Services and Mass Transit Line, and a construction worker, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Geraldine A.K.C.; daughters Patience L. Crawford and Maile E. Poomaihealani; brother Henry P. Ah Mook Sang; sisters Matilda P. Miles, Esther L. Watson and Carolyn L. Ah Mook Sang; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. No services.

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Gerard-Jay Monteagudo Jacinto

Posted On December 31st, 2013 -

Dec. 4, 2013
Gerard-Jay Monteagudo Jacinto, 33, of Ewa Beach, a former Securitas employee, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by parents Fresnido and Bienvenida, brother Jan F. and sisters Girlie Jacinto and Madonna Thomson. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ramona A. Robertson

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Dec. 25, 2013
Ramona A. Robertson of Kailua, a retired executive secretary for the Marine Corps, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband R. Spotswood; son Ray K. Stone Jr.; daughters Lona Torcuato, Joyal Mangca and Bridgett Dela Cruz; brother Edward G. Stevens; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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Crispin Claro Javier

Posted On December 31st, 2013 -

Dec. 12, 2013
Crispin Claro Javier, 84, of Ewa Beach, a Hawaiian Management maintenance worker, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by sons Leonardo, Luisito, Fernando and Joselito; daughters Nancy, Carmencita, Chriselynn and Jennifer Javier, Venus Cordero, Leilani Chadwick and Eugenia Castillo; brother Delfin; sisters Lucena Foronda, Magdalena Mendoza, Constancia Soriano, Margarita Lat and Esper Dait; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at Valley of the Temples. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Don Allen Punaheleokalani Smith Sr.

Posted On December 31st, 2013 -

Dec. 8, 2013
Don Allen Punaheleokalani Smith Sr., 69, of Kaneohe, a truck driver and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lavern; son Don Jr. and Thomas “Kaleo;” daughter Lehua “Sen-Fa” Kaio; mother Mary; brothers Warren, Anson, Timmie, Wayne, Marko and Wilder “Ben;” sisters Princess Collins, Baby Doll Jenson and Missy McKeague; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Jan. 8 at the mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Loreto B. Anacieto Sr.

Posted On December 31st, 2013 -

Dec. 8, 2013
Loreto B. Anacieto Sr., 77, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired maintenance man, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Segunda B.; sons Loreto Jr., Jess, Jeffrey, Keenan and Kal; daughter Lorna Belong; brothers Florencio and Andres; sisters Emenciana Igarta and Natalia Mendoza; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Jan. 11 at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Koloa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

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Pamela Anne Johnson

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Dec. 17, 2013
Pamela Anne Johnson, 65, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son George H. “Keoki;” daughters Denise “Cisco” and Georgette “Gidget;” sisters Candace, Barbara, Kathy, Betty Jean and Susan; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at Diamond Head Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mary Alice Stewart

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Dec. 21, 2013
Mary Alice Stewart, 89, of Kailua, a retired state school teacher, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by sons Douglas and John, daughters Alice McWilliams and Leslie Wynhoff, brothers John and Fred Dietrich, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services pending. Donations suggested to St. Mark Lutheran Church and School, Kaneohe.

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Lynda Sue Anderson

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Dec. 20, 2013
Lynda Sue Anderson, 75, of Honolulu, a nursing administrator, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Ottumwa, Iowa. She is survived by husband Larry L., son David Gray, daughter Sarah Lynn Aguilar, sister Jane Cardenzana and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Sunday at Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Meals on Wheels or Doctors Without Borders.

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Herbert Sachio Kamiyama

Posted On December 31st, 2013 -

Dec. 13, 2013
Herbert Sachio Kamiyama, 80, of Hilo, proprietor of Kini Po-Po Creations in Hilo, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Elsie, sons Russel and Dwayne S., brother George, sisters Dorothy Shiigi and Ellen Onaga and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Toshio Tadaki

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Dec. 14, 2013
Toshio Tadaki, 88, of Waipahu, a retired Department of Defense supply clerk and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Craig and Owen; daughter Sheryl; sisters Doris Nagaoka, Kimie Kanekuni and Elaine Watanabe; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Buddhist services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sunday.

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Gudrun Lina Chaffin

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Dec. 16, 2013
Gudrun Lina Chaffin, 59, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a Hilton Waikoloa banquet worker, died at home. She was born in Schwenningen, Germany. She is survived by husband Timothy, daughters Danielle and Nichole and sister Traudi Newerla. Private services.

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Lillian Haruko Komatsu

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Dec. 11, 2013
Lillian Haruko Komatsu, 97, of Aiea, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Maurice M., daughter Georgine S., sisters Mildred Kaya and Doris Tanaka, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Caroline Wallace Tomich

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Nov. 25, 2013
Caroline Wallace Tomich, 89, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired elementary school teacher and a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband P. Quentin; sons Michael and Peter; daughters Catherine Luthe, Marcia Rose and Margot Griffith; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass and celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers and monetary offerings, donations suggested to the American Cancer Society, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or North Hawaii Community Hospital.

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Ah Mo Ching

Posted On December 31st, 2013 -

Dec. 17, 2013
Ah Mo Ching, 96, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard supervisor pipefitter and an Army veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Rose N.Y. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Elaine Waiola Mariano

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Dec. 24, 2013
Elaine Waiola Mariano, 74, of Honolulu, a clothes presser, died at home. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by sons William, Jason, Joey, Raymond and John Mantanona, and Patrick Kapahua; daughter Rita Mantanona; and 27 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Helen Kinuko Yanagihara

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Nov. 26, 2013
Helen Kinuko Yanagihara, 89, of Hilo, a retired J.C. Penney sales clerk, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Alvin N. and brother Atoru Shikuma. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Ming San Chun

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Dec. 26, 2013
Ming San Chun, 83, of Hono-lulu, a retired cook, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in Zhongshan, China. He is survived by wife Yan Ling, son Derek and daughter Lilly. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Alfred Mirafuentes Sr.

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Dec. 24, 2013
Alfred Mirafuentes Sr., 65, of Honolulu, a former food service worker, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Christina Kaneakalau; sons Alfred Mirafuentes Jr. and Shane Gallagher; brothers Isaac, Joseph and Ricardo; and sisters Adeline Mary Pascua, Patricia Ann De Laura and Leiassac Mirafuentes. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Adela Quirolgico Ea

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Dec. 6, 2013
Adela Quirolgico Ea, 94, of Lomita, Calif., a Dole Co. retiree, died in Torrance, Calif. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Romeo Q.; daughters Norma Ea Valdez, Estela Ea Bulosan and Perla A. Fernandez; sister Josefina Quirolgico; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 7 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Wahiawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Carole Cambra Moniz

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Dec. 10, 2013
Carole Cambra Moniz, 89, of Hilo and Honolulu, a retired secretary for a Honolulu law firm, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by caregivers Darrell and Yvonne Perreira and numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1:30 p.m. at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Gary Lee Gray

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Dec. 12, 2013
Gary Lee Gray, 67, of Pearl City, a retired Navy chief petty officer, died in Tripler Army Medical Center Center for Aging. He was born in Martinsberg, W. Va. He is survived by son Anthony C. and mother Phyllis. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: leewardfuner-alhome.com.

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Frank Lang Akana

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Dec. 11, 2013
Frank Lang Akana, 96, of Hono-lulu, owner of Lang’s Flowers in Waikiki, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by godson and caregiver Calvin Zeng, and nieces Maxine Horton, Claire Ayau and Cynthia Chun. Private services.

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Bennett Kanichi Ohta

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Oct. 26, 2013
Bennett Kanichi Ohta, 78, of Culver City, Calif., died in Culver City. He is survived by wife Alice, son Ross, daughter Alison, brother George Kunitake and sister Emi Ura. Services: 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Kealakekua, Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

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Edward Rinsei Okuma

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Dec. 12, 2013
Edward Rinsei Okuma, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. machinist and an Air Force veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Thelda T.; son Jon T., daughter Jennifer K.O. Watanabe; brothers William “Bill,” George “Geo,” James “Jimmy” and Henry “Kuni”; sister Helen Takahashi; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. No flowers.

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Valerie Leihuanani Agliam

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Nov. 22, 2013
Valerie Leihuanani “Cracka” Agliam, 51, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a Ohana Health Plan caregiver, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Cherylyn Puga, Joslyn Silva and Sheylyn Botelho; brothers Bobo, Darrell, Royden and Terrance Agliam and Ronald “Tubbs” Nahakuelua; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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