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Takayuki Kawabata

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May 29, 2014
Takayuki “Froggy” Kawabata, 92, of Lahaina, a retired Pioneer Mill grader operator, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Puukolii Plantation Camp, Maui. He is survived by wife Shizuka; sons Brian and Miles; daughters Arleen Mizuno and Merle Kawabata; brother Tsuneo; sisters Doris Tosaka, Elaine Hamasaki, Joyce Okimoto, Edna Ng and Janet Kawabata; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Lahaina Hongwanji. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Kenneth Kazuyuki Kimura

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June 2, 2014
Kenneth Kazuyuki Kimura, 85, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Memorial Hospital chief accountant and an Army veteran who served in Korea, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Bernice, sons Gerald and Clay and brother Toshio. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary. com.

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Joseph G. Moes

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May 30, 2014
Joseph G. Moes, 71, of Kihei, Maui, a master goldsmith, died at home. He was born in Maastricht, Netherlands. He is survived by sons Alexandre and Joseph, daughter Juliette, hanai brothers Shawn Ardoin, Pete Chesson, David Debutiaco, Marc Dehandschutter, Kim Greenwell, Richard Goldie, Kahua and William Julian, Matthew Kosek, Michael Maresca, Raymond Rivera, David Sacco, Mark St. John, Brian Thomsen, and Ben Van Beek; and hanai sisters Bebe Anderson-Aanas, Deborah Goldsmith, Ellie Julian, Liza Rivera and Jennifer Tempchin. Celebration of life held. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Philip G. Nelson

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May 3, 2014
Philip G. Nelson, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Straub Clinic and Hospital associate administrator and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Boston. He is survived by brother John T. and sisters Mary V. Fitzgerald, Margaret A. Habermas and Regina C. Campbell. Memorial Mass: 9 a.m. Thursday at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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John Michael Ohelo

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June 5, 2014
John Michael Ohelo, 53, of Honolulu, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Aesha, Lehiwa, Kawahine and Lehua; mother Barbara E.; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Hazel Makahilahila Oliveira

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May 22, 2014
Hazel Makahilahila Oliveira, 65, of Kahului and Hana, Maui, died in Washington. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by life companion and caregiver Reinhardt “Papa” Crowell; daughters Lisa Oliveira-Tua, Momi Oliveira-Tomaszek, Julie Oliveira-Payton, Judy Oliveira-Souza and Laurielyn Oliveira-Loa; brother Robert “Kanani” Makahilahila; 13 grandchildren; and three hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Christ the King Church, Kahului. Eulogy: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Celebration of life: 2:30 p.m. at Maui Beach Hotel, Elleair Ballroom. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Gabriel Alexander Paz-Gazmen

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May 27, 2014
Gabriel Alexander Paz-Gazmen, 10, of Lahaina, died in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. He was born on Maui. He is survived by parents Vincent C. Gazmen Sr. and Mary Ann L. Paz, sister Ayva Gazmen, half brother Vincent C. Gazmen Jr. and grandmothers Leonida Gazmen and Emilia L. Paz. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 7 p.m. Friday. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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William R. Ramos

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June 10, 2014
William R. Ramos, 63, of Lahaina, a Pioneer Mill crew chief, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marlie C., sons Jeffrey and Jay, brothers Pedro and Rudy, sisters Herminia Macugay and Patrocinio Corpuz, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Entombment: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Wayne Leroy Carroll Sr.

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May 26, 2014
Wayne Leroy Carroll Sr., 65, of Napilihau, Lahaina, a retired Maui Pineapple Co. irrigation supervisor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sons Wayne Jr. and Travis; daughter Tricia-Ann; brothers Robert Jr., Abraham and Warren; sisters Gail Foster, Carrie Carroll, Jerrybeth De Mello, Lillian Alameida, Faith Ancog, Rebecca Carroll and Vivian Melekiola; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 27 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Frank Ronald Rapoza

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June 9, 2014
Frank Ronald “Ron” Rapoza, 71, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired county Department of Water Supply pump technician, president of the Mountain View Mini Mart and Gas ‘N Go, and former vice president of the United Public Workers Big Island division, died in Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama facility. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Myrtle; sons Dr. Guy, Russell and Kelly; sisters Barbara Koi and Joyce DeReis; and 11 grandchildren.

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Ernest Keaupuni Espinosa

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June 3, 2014
Ernest Keaupuni Espinosa, 24, of Pearl City, a Pearl City Nursing Home employee, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Jesus and Eunice; brothers Elijah and Alexander; sisters Elyse, Cristina and Maricela; and grandmothers Frances Palmyra and Elena Sanchez. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Elroy Clyde Rawlins

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May 8, 2014
Elroy Clyde Rawlins, 76, of Ewa Beach, a handyman, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Angelina, brothers Joseph and James, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Sean Kaleo Ganotise

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May 21, 2014
Sean Kaleo Ganotise, 40, of Honolulu, a security officer at G4S Security, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Raymond, mother Jennifer Kinney, stepfather Neil Kinney and stepmother Gail. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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Eduardo Melecio Rulloda

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May 10, 2014
Eduardo Melecio Rulloda, 69, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Edna M. Claypool, Rebecca M.R. Harding and Catherine M.R. Coppock and six grandchildren. Services: 8:15 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 830 Main St., Honolulu. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Nalu Vincent Raphael Garcia

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June 2, 2014
Nalu Vincent Raphael Garcia, 20, of Makakilo, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Jason R. Garcia and Crystal M. Broome; brothers Kaimi Garcia and Collin Broome; sister Kayla Broome; and grandparents Vincent S. Garcia, Irene R. McKeague and Donna Broome. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maili Beach Park, Tumble Land area, across from Kaukamana Road. Bring surfboard to escort for the scattering. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Lorraine Keonaonapua Santana

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June 6, 2014
Lorraine Keonaonapua Santana, 75, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Lu bartender and a hostess at Five Palms restaurant and Ale House sports bar, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Olowalu. She is survived by sons Raymond, Robert and Francis Rivera; daughters Jo Ann Serrano and Nisha Santana; sister Abigail O’Keefe; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Marian Y.L. Ho

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May 31, 2014
Marian Y.L. Ho, 76, of Honolulu, an educator and a librarian, died in St. Francis Hospice’s Sister Maureen Keleher Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Ernest and Melvin. Services: 11 a.m. June 27 at Church of the Epiphany, 1041 10th Ave. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested in her name to St. Francis Hospice.

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Michael Sims

Posted On June 15th, 2014 -

June 9, 2014
Michael Sims, 60, of Honolulu, an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Ellen; sons Dallon, Isriel and Travis; daughter Tatiana; mother Sally Mae; brothers Steven and Kevin; and sisters Gloria, Jessica, Karen and Kimberly. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster Point at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

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Toni Toshiko Frances Iwamoto

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June 5, 2014
Toni Toshiko Frances Iwamoto, 92, of Waihee, Maui, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by sons Roy and Adrian, brother Henry Tamura, sisters Mieko Kushiyama and Ayako Saito, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Church, 40 Kuhinia St., Wailuku. Eulogy: 9:30 a.m. Mass to follow. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jesse Ben Via

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June 4, 2014
Jesse Ben Via, 74, of Kailua, a heavy equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by daughter Marie Via-Inouye, brother Bobby and one grandchild. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Jeanette S. Martin

Posted On June 14th, 2014 -

May 12, 2014
Jeanette S. Martin, 75, of Kaneohe, an Ahuimanu Elementary School custodian, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John Jr., sons John “Jack” III, Jeff, Jarett and Jason; daughter Freida Wall; sister Cathe Wong; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Patrick Wayne Maunupau

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June 5, 2014
Patrick Wayne Maunupau, 51, of Honolulu, a former Handi-Van and city bus driver, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Bertha; brothers Joseph Jr., Rockne and Henry; and sister Nani Robertson. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Gathering: 8 a.m. June 21 at Publics, Waikiki Beach. Scattering of ashes: 8:30 a.m. Casual attire. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

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Avelina Cortez Acob

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May 28, 2014
Avelina Cortez “Belen” Acob, 77, of Waipahu, a nurse’s aide, shrimp farm worker in Kahuku and a midwife in the Philippines, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Carlos, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Rogelio M.; sons Rolando C. “Rolly,” Ariel C. and Randy C.; daughter Jocelyn C.A. Ramones; brothers Conrado and Orlando Cortez; sisters Adeling and Sofia Cortez; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Ethel T. Nishijima

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April 19, 2014
Ethel T. Nishijima, 95, of Kaneohe died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Miles, daughter Lynne Aquino, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Eugene Kalima Alamani

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May 24, 2014
Eugene Kalima Alamani, 38, of Waimanalo, an Attco Inc. electrician, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Ada and sister Julia. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Owen Rogelio Piligrino

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May 20, 2014
Owen Rogelio Piligrino, 66, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Horendio, Donald, Antonio and Dimi; and sisters Tina Exzabe, Arsenia Surell, Ernesta Cooper, Shereen Matsumoto, Laureen Piligrino and Annie Jambaro. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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George Keoni Aoki Sr.

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May 30, 2014
George Keoni Aoki Sr., 83, of Aiea, a retired Hawaiian Bitumuls Paving and Precast employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elma, daughter Gail Ann Tamashiro, sons George K. Jr. and Mark K., brothers Arthur “Sonny” and Harold, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Veterans Center. Services: 6:30 p.m. Private inurnment.

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Simeona Navarro Respicio

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May 13, 2014
Simeona Navarro Respicio, 92, of Waialua, a Waialua Sugar Co. retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Fred, Albert and Roland; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Family services: 9:30 a.m. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Louis Borges

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May 28, 2014
Louis Borges, 92, of Santa Rosa, Calif., a retired machinist for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Hunter’s Point San Francisco Naval Shipyard, Mare Island Naval Shipyard and Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. Maui, and an Army technician 5, died in Rohnert Park, Calif. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by sons Louis Jr. and John P., four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services: noon Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha or casual attire. Lei welcome.

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George Yukio Sato

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May 12, 2014
George Yukio Sato, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Iolani Sportswear salesman and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Steven T., Darell K. and Jason H.; daughter Kathleen T. Nashiro; brothers Wallace, Kenneth and Robert; sisters Alice Wakabayashi and Nobuko Kurosu; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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