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Billy R. Little Jr.

Posted On December 15th, 2013 -

Nov. 28, 2013
Billy R. Little Jr., 42, of Toledo, Ohio, died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Rebecca, stepsons Austin and William, mother Kathleen Bell, and brothers Frank Jobi and Darrell Hahn. He has a son and three daughters from other marriages. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Dec. 6.

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Kaikelokeokalani Brede

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Nov. 28, 2013
Kaikelokeokalani Brede, infant daughter of Michael “Kalani” Inoue and Gardenia K. Brede of Kaneohe, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Kailua. She is also survived by brothers Kalani Bereski, Bronson Freitas and Michael Trumble; sisters Koumakana K. and Aika H. Brede, and Tiana Bereski; and great-grandparents William H. Brede Jr. and Helen Sa. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Windward Baptist Church, Kahaluu. Services: 12:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Goro Nakasone

Posted On December 15th, 2013 -

Dec. 7, 2013
Goro Nakasone, 87, of Paia, Maui, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. mechanic, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Katherine, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Maria B. Camacho

Posted On December 15th, 2013 -

Dec. 8, 2013
Maria B. Camacho, 87, of Los Angeles, a Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce accountant, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by daughters Barbara Lund and Ducila Schanz; brothers Alexander, Martin and William Bantilan; sisters Fely Atay and Loretta Ridela; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Alfredo Orita

Posted On December 15th, 2013 -

Dec. 2, 2013
Alfredo Orita, also known as “Fred” and “Papa,” 79, of Halaula, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Lani Beach Club cook, retired meat cutter at K. Takata Store and M. Nakahara Store, and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in North Kohala, Hawaii. He was born in North Kohala. He is survived by companion Rachel Hiraoka; daughters Bobbi Akana, Teresa and Caroline Orita, Valerie Carpio and Debbie Gay Caravalho; stepsons Clinton, Lance and Myles Hiraoka; stepdaughter Darilyn Fuelles; brother Phil; sister Marcelina Campbell; 27 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. All-night vigil: 5 p.m. Friday at his residence, 53-4233 Akona Pule Highway, Kohala, Hawaii. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Lorraine Jane Gomes Bisho

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 9, 2013
Lorraine Jane Gomes Bisho, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Bobby and Randy, brother Vernon “Boyce” Gomes, sister Theresa “Nanny” Deluze, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Amy Ann Puanani Kamakeeaina

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 10, 2013
Amy Ann Puanani Kamakeeaina, 65, of Laiemaloo, a Kahuku Medical Center clerk, died. She was born in Kainaliu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Mahi; sons Frank and Kai Colleado, and Paulo and Kahokuokekai Kamakeeaina; daughters Pua Kaneshiro and Mahealani Mello; brother Raymond Moike; 23 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 21 at the Church of JesusChrist of Latter-day Saints, Hauula. Services: noon. Cremation to follow.

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Josefa Almazan Quiamas Sebastian

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Nov. 19, 2013
Josefa Almazan Quiamas “Sefa” Sebastian, 101, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Artemio A. and Crisanto A. Quiamas; daughters Clarita Q. Sanchez, Apolonia C. Bacting and Luzviminda S. Corpuz; 99 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptst Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21 at the church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Michael Macabeo Cacho

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Nov. 24, 2013
Michael Macabeo “Mike” Cacho, 38, of Waipahu, a Reynolds Recycling head buyer, died inWahiawa. He was born in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. He is survived by companion Michelle Boretta; daughter Destiny; parents Benjamin Sr. and Natividad; brothers Benjie, Joel, Lito and Walter; and sisters Avery Cacho, Juvy Perez, Margie Cabigas and Marieliza Arquero. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Dennis M.K. Kim

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Nov. 23, 2013
Dennis M.K. Kim, 66, of Aiea, a retired machinist tool maker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Lynette M., son Terrence S., daughter Nicole M.N. Biolos, brothers Alfred Jr. and Ronald, sister Laureen Michels and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Helen Harue Shinsato

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Nov. 30, 2013
Helen Harue Shinsato, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Moanalua Elementary School cook, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Warren S., Glenn T., Chester K. and Michael T.; daughter Sandra S.; brother Fred Nakama; sisters June Taomae, Sueko Sterrett, Shinobu Kibota, Alice Cocke, and Dorothy and Rene Nakama; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rachel Ching

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Nov. 23, 2013
Rachel “Lahela” Ching, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired psychiatric registered nurse, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kaalaea. She is survived by son Randolph K.; daughters Rachelle L. Ching and Joanne “Josie” Agres; sisters Peggy N. Villanueva, Lily P. Victor, Martha H. Kenolio and Pearl K. Featheran; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Yuki Miwa Kitaoka

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 4, 2013
Yuki Miwa Kitaoka, 99, of Honolulu died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband retired Maui Circuit Judge Takashi Kitaoka; sons Chris Y., Lloyd T., Rodney M. and Don S.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Gilbert F. Sofio

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Nov. 27, 2012
Dr. Gilbert F. Sofio, 89, of Honolulu, a retired physician and chief of radiology at Osaka General Hospital, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Constance, sons David and Robert, daughter Dr. Ellen, brother John, sister Fredricka Kanter and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to doctorswithoutborders.org.

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Harold Arthur Duby

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Nov. 30, 2013
Harold Arthur Duby, 91, of Honolulu, a carpenter, schoolteacher, building material salesman and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by son Ted. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Lily Yuriko Kuroyama

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 7, 2013
Lily Yuriko Kuroyama, 65, of Hilo, a retired seventh-grade Hawaiian history teacher at Waiakea Intermediate School, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Gary, daughters Mari Kuroyama-Ton and Joni Kuroyama, brothers Ronald and Miles Nakatsu, and sister Doreen Yamamoto. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Nam Thi Tang

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 4, 2013
Nam Thi Tang, 75, of Honolulu, a retired snorkeling rental shop owner, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Kien Giang, Vietnam. She is survived by sisters Huong, Len and Anh. Visitation and Vietnamese Buddhist services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Norio Fujimoto

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Nov. 29, 2013
Norio Fujimoto, 83, of Mililani, a retired Pacific Concrete batching plant operator and an Army veteran, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Judy Y.; sons Andrew, Stanley and Russell; brothers Torao and Yukio; sister Kay Ah You; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Catalina F. Lopez

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 6, 2013
Catalina F. Lopez, 83, of Puhi, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Care Center. She was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. She is survived by son Louis Jr., brother Geno Feliciano and sister Ramona. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Services: noon. Burial to follow at the cemetery.

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Tony Kwok Kwong Wong

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Nov. 30, 2013
Tony Kwok Kwong Wong, 76, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by son Lyndon, daughter Sophia, mother Lily Ho and sister Sylvia Po. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 21 at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Steven Lee Gochenouer

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 10, 2013
Steven Lee Gochenouer, 61, of Houstonia, Mo., formerly of Waipahu, a Navy boilermaker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Fort Knox, Ky. He is survived by wife Lyrita E.; son Kyle H.; daughter Samantha K. Charbonier; brothers Richard, Michael and Ronald; and five grandchildren. Services at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to Community Cancer Center, Marshall, Mo., in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. Online condolences: campbell-lewis.com.

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Mitsuki Matsunaga

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Dec. 5, 2013
Mitsuki Matsunaga, 96, of Hilo, a Jas. W. Glover retiree, an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II and a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Lynnette Uyesato, sister Grace Iwamoto, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 21 at Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Services: 10 a.m.

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Lila Marie Valentine Aila

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Nov. 11, 2013
Lila Marie Valentine Aila, 71, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Darcy D. and Preston S.; daughter Tiare T. Pana; brothers Bernard and Philip; sisters Rita Eng, Geri Maria and Marie Kanealii-Ortiz; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m.

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Sumiko Yatagai

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Nov. 15, 2013
Sumiko “Bernice” Yatagai, 89, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Hiolani Care Center at Kahala Nui. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alan S., daughters Linda K. Higa and Amy E. Ogi, brother Roland M. Aka-tsuka, sister Florence N. Oyama, two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Albert Sadami Hironaka

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Nov. 28, 2013
Albert Sadami Hironaka, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Meadow Gold sales supervisor and an Army veteran, died in a private care home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian F. and brother Walter. Private services.

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Mary Madeline Kauanoe McKeague

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Dec. 4, 2013
Mary Madeline Kauanoe McKeague, 78, of Waimanalo, a substitute teacher for Blanche Pope Elementary School, and Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ernest, Robert and Ross; daughters Patti Ann Griep and Robin McKeague; brother Chris Koanui; sisters Elaine Kim-Kama, Francine Woodward and Calanthe Goo; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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May Lum Aiu

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 1, 2013
May Lum Aiu, 98, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lincoln and Mason, daughter Penelope, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Warren Paul Houghtailing

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 8, 2013
Warren Paul Houghtailing, 60, of Kailua, a commercial graphic artist and designer, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Daisy Houghtailing and Charlotte Clarke. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m.

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Francis Tadao Oda

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 7, 2013
Francis Tadao Oda, 82, of Kaneohe, a retired Ilikai Hotel maintenance employee, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Stuart; daughters Cathy Yamaguchi, Janice Ng and Norine Nasu; sister Alice Nakamura; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Hisayo Y. Akama

Posted On December 14th, 2013 -

Oct. 8, 2013
Hisayo Y. Akama, 95, of Kapaa, Kauai, owner of Yukimura Store, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Roger; daughter Jean; sisters Kimie Ozaki, Mitsue Kataoka and Yuriko Nanbu; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 27 at Kapaa United Church of Christ. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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