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Shigeo Oshiro

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

May 23, 2015
Shigeo “Shaggy” Oshiro, 88, of Waipahu, an Oahu Plumbing and Sheetmetal retiree and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sister-in-law Hideko and numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

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Manuel Balagan

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

June 21, 2015
Manuel “Manny” Balagan, 73, of Waipahu, a Kalu Glass retiree and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by son George, daughter Cheyenne Kalahiki, brother Raymond, sisters Sister Anita Marie Rosco and Priscilla Canne, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Service: 6:30 p.m.

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Florentina Guzman Palafox

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 14, 2015
Florentina Guzman Palafox, 88, of Waimea, Hawaii, a laundry attendant at The Orchid at Mauna Lani, died at home. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Flordelino, Orlando, Generoso and Marcelino; daughters Patrocina P. Alcantara and Gemma Fujii; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at the family residence, 64-5241 Nani Waimea St., for an all-night vigil. Services to follow. Burial of ashes at a later date at Waimea County Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Aaron Matthew Barrett

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 22, 2015
Aaron Matthew Barrett, 34, of Waimea, Hawaii, a journeyman electrician, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Provo, Utah. He is survived by sons Aden and Matthew, parents Jeff and Connie, brothers Jeffery and Jacob, sister Christie Barrett-Dean and grandmother Eunice. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waimea. Service: 10 a.m. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gerald A. Patten

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 10, 2015
Gerald A. Patten, 76, of Waianae, a retired Hawaii Department of Education educator and an Air Force retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Blue Hill, Minn. He is survived by wife Judy, son Jeffrey, daughter Julie, brother Dean, sister Debbie Gray and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maluhia Lutheran Church, 85-256 Farrington Highway, Waianae. Service: 10 a.m. Burial in Minnesota.

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Domingo Caporoz

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

June 24, 2015
Domingo “Mingo” Caporoz, 75, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Patricia “Pate,” son Dayne, daughters Denise and Dana, brothers Bonifacio Caporoz and Henry Caporus, sister Josephine Calahate, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Service: 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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Miki Winter Pousima

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 20, 2015
Miki Winter Pousima, 60, of Kailua-Kona, a Methodist minister, J.E. Merks Construction Co. employee and former Kona Ice House employee, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Neiafu, Tonga. He is survived by wife Tumama; sons Mokoi and Siope Pousima, Tovia Tufuga, Stephen Pola and Tauinaola Mapu; daughters Anamalia Maga, Noti Samoa, Cathlyn Tafea and Menorah Kaho; brothers Sitiveni, Amasaia and Nisalati; sisters Kaesita Anitema, Simoa Nau, Atela Vakalahi, Siuiholeva Alo and Ilaise Kuresa; and 22 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at the Church of Nazarene, Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, for an all-night vigil. Additional visitation: 6 a.m. Saturday at the church. Service: 7 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae County Cemetery, Hilo. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Crystal Annette Keonaona Fernandes

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 4, 2015
Crystal Annette Keonaona Fernandes, 41, of Hilo, a store manager for Walmart in Hilo and a former manager for Walmart in Lihue and Mililani, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by wife Anessa, son Victor Velazquez, daughter Ashley Borges, mother Annette Byrd, brothers Alexander “Alika” and Robert, sister Amber and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Service: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Margaret Lanakila Samson

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 7, 2015
Margaret Lanakila “Lana” Samson, 72, of Kaneohe, a retired nurse at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Queen’s. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Wilford; children Wade, Wanda and Kealoha; brothers Ronald Morrison, William N. Anguay, Henry Cohen and Lynwood Jenkins; and sisters Naomi Kaalakea-Evanochick, Joy Cohen, Pam Kaalakea, Jean Morrison and Denise Anguay. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Allen Yi Hung

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 16, 2015
Allen Yi Hung, 56, of Honolulu, a project coordinator for WATG Associates, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by wife Fanny, sons Lewis and Arthur, daughter Perry and parents Chi Fai and Annie C.N. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

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Albert Tadamasa Tanimura

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 13, 2015
Albert Tadamasa Tanimura, 80, of Honolulu, a retired vice president for Central Pacific Bank, retired loan officer for the Small Business Administration and Hawaii Economic Development Corp., and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Yamaguchi, Japan. He is survived by wife Patsy M. and son Bradley T. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Jodo Mission of Hawaii. Service: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Michael Florencio Blanco

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 16, 2015
Michael Florencio Blanco, 63, of Haleiwa, a retired Oahu Country Club maintenance worker, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Michael F. Jr.; daughters Michelle L. Alexander and Jocelyn S.N. Hauger; mother Angeline Flores; brothers Luis, Joseph, Frank and Vincent Flores; and sisters June Corpuz and Carol Chaves. Private services.

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Eric Na’auna Oguma

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

June 20, 2015
Eric Na’auna “Toot-Toot” Oguma, 51, of Waiehu, Maui, a retired auto mechanic, died. He was born in Georgia. He is survived by sons William K. and Ericson K. “Suki”; daughter Misty K.; brothers Kevin M., Curtis K., Garrett S., Jason S. and Errol K.; hanai brother Rick Ito; and six grandchildren. Services held. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Gregory William Bruckner

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 17, 2015
Gregory William Bruckner, 68, of Florida, formerly of Kailua-Kona, a naval shipyard machinist and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Leesburg, Fla. He is survived by wife Charlotte. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Thursday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, Kailua-Kona.

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Albert Theodore Rabold Jr.

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

June 20, 2015
Albert Theodore Rabold Jr., 69, of Kula, Maui, a woodworker and an engineer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Altoona, Pa. He is survived by wife Jeanne and daughter Tracy. Private services.

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Samuel R. Caldwell

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 5, 2015
Samuel R. Caldwell, 85, of Honolulu, a public affairs director with the sugar industry and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Catherine M., daughters Linden C. Hickey and Kristen B. Caldwell, sister Jean C. Marchant, and a grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Punahou School Tennis (1601 Punahou St., Honolulu, HI 96822) or an organization of choice. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Speshel Makanalei Kalikokalehua Tong chun Solomon Ruffin

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 17, 2015
Speshel Makanalei Kalikokalehua Tong chun Solomon Ruffin, infant daughter of Joanne and Lewis Ruffin of Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Maui. She is also survived by grandparents Michael and Yolanda Jetnil, James F. Solomon Jr. and Danzel and Jenny Ruffin. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jaime Haunani Cortez

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 16, 2015
Jaime Haunani Cortez, 37, of Kihei, Maui, a front-office manager at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Glenn, son Jaylen M., daughter Keyani M., brother Randolph Sagon Jr., mother Irene Sagon, father Randolph Sagon, and grandmother Irene Gomes. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service: 7:30 p.m. Service in Hilo at a later date. No flowers. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ricardo Madrid Saclayan

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

June 24, 2015
Ricardo Madrid Saclayan, 80, of Kahului, a retired landscaper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Batac City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Jesus “Jessie” and Marlo; daughter Janet; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Remembrances at 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11:15 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Robert Lorenzo Davis

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 14, 2015
Robert Lorenzo Davis, 56, of Camp Zama, Japan, an environmental protection specialist and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Gary, Ind. He is survived by wife Stacee, mother Hazel, brother William and sisters Verlean, Vicky, Wanda and Nina. Service to be held by his Masonic brotherhood in Japan at a later date. Donations: www.gofundme.com/vw7f7vw.

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Stan Shigeo Saito

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

June 24, 2015
Stan Shigeo Saito, 82, of Kahului, a retired maintenance worker with Maui Memorial Medical Center and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Perl, sons Ward and Stuart, daughter Tracey Silva, brother Fred, sisters Ethel Miyahira and Grace Fujimoto, and two grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Jamie Lee Dela Cruz

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 13, 2015
Jamie Lee Dela Cruz, 18, of Wailuku, died. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by mother Carmelita D. Barbero and sisters Jennifer Dela Cruz and Melissa Barbero. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Church. Service: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Sueno Saito

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 19, 2015
Sueno “Sue” Saito, 87, of Haiku, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Don Sr. and Ken; brother Tadayuki Murakami; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service: 3 p.m. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Josefina Domingo dela Cruz

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 20, 2015
Josefina Domingo dela Cruz, 77, of Kihei, Maui, an activity aide for Maui Adult Day Care Center, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband David C.; son Abel; daughter Carmelei D. Leano; sister Phoebe D. Pascua; brothers Jeremias R., Samuel R., Absalon R. and Danny R. Domingo; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at Faith in Jesus Church (formerly Wailuku Door of Faith). Service: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 4 at the church. Service: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Kirino Salomon

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 13, 2015
Kirino “Chris” Salomon, 85, of Ookala, Hawaii, a retired tractor operator for Hamakua Sugar Co. and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Christopher and Dexter; daughters Judy Enocencio and Renee and Karen Salomon; sisters Carlotta Cablay and Adele Madarang; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Service: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Raymond A. Espinoza

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 16, 2015
Raymond A. Espinoza, 47, of Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Richmond, Calif. He is survived by mother Karen, father Joseph McCloskey and sister Jacquelyn Fisher. Private services.

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Mario Gazmen Sana

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 11, 2015
Mario Gazmen Sana, 59, of Lahaina, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by mother Elena; brothers Bernie, Nestor, Roger and Ariel; and sisters Nancy Acuna, Dinia Gagarin and Digna Slavetinsky. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Maria Lanakila Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Burial details to be announced. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Vivian Shizuko Higa

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

June 28, 2015
Vivian Shizuko “Nesan” Higa, 99, of Pearl City, a retired waitress, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Raymond; daughters Winnie Nikaido and Pam Teruya; brothers Robert, Yoshinobu and Wallace Miyahira; sisters Eleanor Yonashiro, Kimi Maedo and Amy Tsuhako; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Doris Cabanilla Saribay

Posted On July 26th, 2015 -

July 15, 2015
Doris Cabanilla Saribay, 65, of Lahaina, a retired Kaanapali Beach Hotel employee, died at home. She was born in Alcala, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Rudy; sons Ryan and Rodney; brothers Felix, Jose, Ludy and Florentino Cabanilla; sisters Essie Arruiza, Nora Takushi, Helen O’Brien and Lani Cabanilla; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Nancy Aiko Hiraoka

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May 18, 2015
Nancy Aiko Hiraoka, 85, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Kenneth Makishima, daughter Lynne Pagan, sister Sally Takemori, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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