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Ronald Freitas

Posted On April 14th, 2014 -

March 8, 2014
Ronald Freitas, 66, of Ewa Beach died at home. He was born on Maui. He is survived by brothers John, Terry and Jacob; and sisters Diane Cabuhut, Toni Haq, Brenda Freitas and Mary Bowman. For service information, contact the family.

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Dixon Choko Oyadomari

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March 21, 2014
Dixon Choko Oyadomari, 94, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired automotive and truck repair shop supervisor for the former Puna Sugar Co., died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Alvin, sister Yoshie Ung and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. No flowers.

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Johnny Arthur Garcia

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April 6, 2014
Johnny Arthur “Johnny Kauai” Garcia, 75, of Waipahu, a musician, died at home. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Carol J.; sons Manuel A. Perez and John A., Albert, Roscoe and David Garcia; daughters Lisa A. and Dora L.; sisters Rose Lopez and Alice Texidore; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at family residence, 94-535 Kipou Street, Waipahu.

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Benny Paclib

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March 6, 2014
Benny “Ben” Paclib, 68, of Waianae, an Oahu Transit System employee, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ella L.; sons Benny “Bonnie” and Brandon; stepsons George and Eric Stallinger; daughters Jodianne McMillan and Jocelyn, Krystal and Chassidy Paclib; stepdaughters Peewee and Kalani Stallinger; brothers Rico and Felix Ariola, and Rudy and Roger Paclib; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:45 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Raymond Harding Henry

Posted On April 14th, 2014 -

April 3, 2014
Raymond Harding Henry, 90, of Kalaheo, Kauai, died at home. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Mechtild, son Karl, daughter Karola, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kauai Hospice.

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John Yoshitsugu Suzuki

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March 19, 2014
John Yoshitsugu Suzuki, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Eastman Kodak customer service manager and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Cleo Sato and brother George Suzuki. Private services.

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Eugene Eishin Higa

Posted On April 14th, 2014 -

April 2, 2014
Eugene Eishin Higa, 89, of Honolulu, a baker and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carole K.; daughters Leatrice M. LaDouceur, and Linda K. and Jeanette E. Chang; brothers Jack E. and George H. Higa; sisters Toshiko “Toshi” Higa, Gail A. Jo and May S. Oda; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Satoshi Yoshimura

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March 20, 2014
Satoshi Yoshimura, 86, of Wahiawa, a former bishop and temple sealer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Koolau, Kauai. He is survived by wife Shizue, son Wayne, daughters Sharon Yoshimura and Joy Miller, brother Teruo, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Benehakaka Kanahele-Kaiwi II

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April 6, 2014
Benehakaka Kanahele-Kaiwi II, 67, of Anahola, Kauai, a heavy equipment operator, maintenance worker for Raytheon and the Pacific Missile Range Facility and a retired deck hand for Hawaiian Tug & Barge and the Inland Boatmen’s Union, died at home. He was born in Puuwai, Niihau. He is survived by sons Bruce and Ben Kaiwi; daughters Barbara and Benetta Kaiwi; brothers Mike, George and Eugene Kaiwi; sisters Emalia Kanahele, Isabella Matayoshi and Myra Silva; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 10 at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date in Kekeha Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Yaeko Kanemura

Posted On April 14th, 2014 -

Feb. 20, 2014
Yaeko Kanemura, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Born Free seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dennis T., daughter Yvonne M.K. Jorge Cuan, brother Charles K. Yoshida, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Sunaho Kaneshiro

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March 23, 2014
Sunaho Kaneshiro, 101, of Honolulu, a retired Arakawa Chicken Market salesclerk, died in Avalon Care Center. She was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. She is survived by sons Kenneth, Roy and Walter; daughters Alice Tokuda and Beatrice Higa; brothers Kenyu, Kenso and Morio Tokuda; sisters Nancy and Yae Higa and Kiyo Matsuzaki; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Michael Douglass Katsumi Nakata

Posted On April 13th, 2014 -

April 2, 2014
Michael Douglass Katsumi Nakata, 62, of Kailua, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yvonne M., father Tamotsu and sister Jan A. Kim. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at United Church of Christ, Judd Street. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yoko Brannigan

Posted On April 13th, 2014 -

April 5, 2014
Yoko Brannigan, 84, of Wailuku, a retired Westin Kaanapali concierge in Japanese guest services, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son Douglas Heishman and daughter Elizabeth Mulherin. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Yoshiko Nishihara

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April 2, 2014
Yoshiko Nishihara, 92, of Kaumakani, a retired Iolani Sports Wear seamstress, died in Kauai Care Center. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by sons Lawrence and Melvin; daughters Barbara Kutis and Lynn Nishihara; brothers Shigeru, Yoshio, Shikisei and Yasuo Awakuni; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Roque Ramos Cabayan Sr.

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April 9, 2014
Roque Ramos Cabayan Sr., 87, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Dredging carpenter, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Pidding, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Gloria N., sons Ernesto and Roque “Tikoy” Jr., daughter Erlinda “Linda” Esteban, sisters Rosalina Antonio and Isidra Foronda, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 10 a.m. Burial:2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Marinalei Nalani Rezentes

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April 2, 2014
Marinalei Nalani Rezentes, 16, of Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by parents Rodney and Colleen; sisters Sharnell Spillman and Raynette and Pomai Rezentes; and grandmother Katherine Mendoza. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Nobu Fujioka

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April 5, 2014
Nobu Fujioka, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii state agricultural inspector and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Ninole, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kimie; sons Kenn K., Arnold M. and Stuart N.; brothers Masao and Francis; sisters Sueko Louis and Natsue Fujioka; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Congregational Church. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gloria Sabado

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Feb. 22, 2014
Gloria “Ginny” Sabado, 85, of Seminole, Okla., a retired Liberty House sales employee, died in Seminole. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John R. Gonsalves III and David Sabado; daughters Catherine Salomon-Hayama, Magdelena Yanez and Gloria Kelly; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Scattering services: 10 a.m. Saturday on Maunalua Bay, Hawaii Kai. Meet before 10 a.m. at Sea Breeze in Hawaii Kai Shopping Center. For more information, call 266-0269. Casual attire.

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Yeikichi Goya

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April 1, 2014
Yeikichi “Blackie” Goya, 93, of Kihei, Maui, a livestock farmer, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by daughters Valerie Wong, Jan Vestal and Regina Yoshimori; brother Hideo; and sisters Ethel K. Shiroma, Mildred M. Nakasone, Myrtle H. Ishikawa and Janet M. Nakamura. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Jaydene Marie Toki

Posted On April 13th, 2014 -

April 2, 2014
Jaydene Marie Toki, 45, of Wahiawa died in Waipahu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughter Sachiko T. “Sachi” Goode; mother Bonnie L.C.; and brothers Barry L. and Jayson Toki, and Justin Tomas. Private services.

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Spencer Ken Higa

Posted On April 13th, 2014 -

April 5, 2014
Spencer Ken “Spenze” Higa, 59, of Honolulu, a stock trader and former American Carpet One salesman and inventory clerk, died in Honolulu. He was born in Uchitomari, Okinawa. He is survived by wife Satsuki, daughters Shayna Higa and Alicia Higa-Brauneck, and brother Gene. Private services.

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Ruth Sugiko Tomita

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March 15, 2014
Ruth Sugiko Tomita, 95, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Paul, Thomas and Wilfred; daughter Shirlene Iwai; brother Harold Matsuura; sister Marjie Yokoyama; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Barbie Jane Hillen

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March 30, 2014
Barbie Jane Hillen, 46, of Kailua, a cook for Denny’s Restaurant in Kaneohe, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Isaac Fujimoto; daughter Cheyenne; parents Fred and Donna; brothers Fred, Lawrence and Carl; sisters Jasmine Hillen and Sheena Paaoao; and a grandchild. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. May 31 at Maunalua Bay boat ramps in Hawaii Kai. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Clarence Goebel Williams

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April 2, 2014
Clarence Goebel “Blue” Williams, 89, of Waianae, a professional musician, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai sons Clarence B. Hew Len Sr. and Stanley Hew Len, hanai daughter Barbara “B.J.” Ah Mau, sister Mae Pimental, caregiver Nalei Kupau, and numerous hanai grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Earl Thomas Kahae Sr.

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March 20, 2014
Earl Thomas Kahae Sr., 67, of Waihee, Maui, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Earl T. II, Moses and Ralph; daughters Tanya Takatani-Apo and Alana and Purity-Ann Kahae; stepdaughters Leslie Gusman, Christie Furtado and Ashley Gomes; brother Glenn; half-brothers Daniel and Wilfred Dias and Gregory Kaialiilii; 12 grandchildren; and 15 stepgrandchildren. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Chiyoko Yap

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March 28, 2014
Chiyoko Yap, 93, of Mililani, a retired Kaimuki Inn kitchen helper, died in Waianae. She was born in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by daughter Elizabeth M. Lehano, seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani Ward, 95-1039 Meheula Parkway. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mildred Misayo Kaya

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April 7, 2014
Mildred Misayo Kaya, 95, of Honolulu, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dr. Harry, daughters Kathleen Sumida and Sharon Ishizaka, sister Doris Tanaka, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Betty Kazuko Yazaki

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March 17, 2014
Betty Kazuko Yazaki, 72, of Hilo, a retired physical therapy aide and licensed practical nurse at Hilo Medical Center, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Glenn and brothers Henry and Thomas Okuhara. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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George N.Y. Kong

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April 2, 2014
George N.Y. Kong, 87, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Police Department sergeant and an Army veteran who served during World War II, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Audrey D. Kong, son Kevin, daughter Denise Payba, brother Joseph, and five grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Sozen Yogi

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Feb. 25, 2014
Sozen Yogi, 96, of Kahului, a Wailuku Sugar Co. industrial relations supervisor, died at home. He was born in Waikapu, Maui. He is survived by daughters Ruth Tokumaru and Frances Takumi; brothers Jintoku, Jinsuke and Charles Miyashiro; sister Fumiko Uyehara; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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