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Dick Van Meerten

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 10, 2014
Dick Van Meerten, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired industrial engineer, died in Kailua. He was born in Indonesia. He is survived by son Dick F., daughter Lydia Y. Toledo, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Wallace K. Isobe

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June 10, 2014
Wallace K. “Wally” Isobe, 89, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor for Navy Public Works Center Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by wife Fumiko, son Gerald, daughters Ann Isobe and Gale Takiguchi, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. July 26 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Additional information for obituary published June 29.

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Nit Ung Lau Wong

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July 14, 2014
Nit Ung Lau Wong, 96, of Hilo, a retired hairstylist, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Terrence, two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Joston Ashley Jackson

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 3, 2014
Joston Ashley Jackson, 24, of Kailua-Kona died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Kosrae, Micronesia. He is survived by parents Ashley and Daisy; brothers Hamilton, Joseph, Lambert and Sylvan; and sisters Shra Seymour, Ruth Charley, Notwe Benjamin, Selyn George and Takae Jackson. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial in Micronesia. Casual attire.

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Theodore Nyuk Fa Wong

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 16, 2014
Theodore Nyuk Fa “Ted” Wong, 75, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Department of Liquor Control supervisor, former police officer and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Frieda, daughters Krista Brooks and Robyn Wass, sister Roberta Fithian and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mokuaikaua Congregational Church, Kailua-Kona. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Joel Bert Kennedy

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

June 23, 2014
Joel Bert Kennedy, 69, of Hawi, Hawaii, former communications director for the Hawaii state House of Representatives, former vice president of public affairs for Hawaiian Telephone Co., vice president of corporate communications for the Queen’s Health Systems, Kohala Mountain News managing editor and an Army veteran, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ann; daughter Carole Alvarado; sonScott; brothers Bruce, David and Mark; and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society or PBS Hawaii.

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Lambert Kaniela Yuen

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 6, 2014
Lambert Kaniela Yuen, 56, of Kahuku and Kaneohe, a merchant seaman, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Rosemary Webster; daughters Angela and Natasha; father Daniel; brothers Reggie and Kaipo Kaae, and Ronnie Davis; sisters Darnell Fernandez, Blossom Fonoimoana, Tammy Dwyer, Celeste Naea, Mahealani Ludwig and Dollie Davis; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahuku chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at Kahana Bay. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Mitsuo Kitamura

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July 14, 2014
Mitsuo Kitamura, 76, of Honolulu, a retired kimono salesman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Fumie, daughters Mayumi Shimabukuro and Sayuri Kitamura, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Liona Pulefaasisina Lafitaga

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 4, 2014
Liona Pulefaasisina Lafitaga, 81, of Waimanalo, a retired state employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Felika; sons Vana, Vea, David, Liona Jr. and Milton; daughters Tiffany and Dorothy; sisters Sepua and Maina; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe stake center. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Doris Lai Look

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

June 23, 2014
Doris Lai Look, 87, of Honolulu, a court reporter, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Danford, brother Edwin Lai and sisters Pearl Chang and Mildred Wong. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Mabel Noikulani Swift Luke

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 13, 2014
Mabel Noikulani Swift Luke, 99, of Honolulu, a retired state licensed practical nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son William S. Gora Sr., daughters Maedyne Luke Molina and Leilani A. Luke, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Melsena Montgomery

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July 16, 2014
Melsena “Mel” Montgomery, 71, of Hanalei, Kauai, a teacher in Santa Cruz, Calif., and a Picassiette mosaic artist, died. She was born in Long Beach, Calif. She is survived by husband Donald, sons Peter and Michael, brother Larry Lease and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Kauai Hospice.

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Clayton Susumu Nakama

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

June 27, 2014
Clayton Susumu Nakama, 69, of Honolulu, principal broker and property manager of Clayton S. Nakama, Realtor and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia O., son Matthew K.S., daughters Michelle M.H. Baetiong and Carole Ann K.H.N. Masaki, brothers Stanley S. and Paul Y., sisters Mildred R. Shimabuku and Frances S. Scott, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Robert A. Nesti

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 2, 2014
Robert A. “Bob” Nesti, 77, of Princeville, Kauai, a retired regional director for Boehringer Ingelheim, died at home. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y. He is survived by sons Robert Jr., Thomas, Tony and Sean; daughters Joann and Kim; brother Anthony Jr.; sisters Francesca Gabrielli, Janet Schubert, Michelle Nesti and Yvonne Rockwell; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. July 29 at Waioli Huiia Church, Hanalei. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity.

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Barbara Jean Barth

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 16, 2014
Barbara Jean Barth, 78, of Honolulu, a retired elementary school teacher for the Reading, Pa., school district, died in Honolulu. She was born in Reading. She is survived by husband Norman, daughters Laurian Lengel and Carol Hitchens, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Islands Hospice. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Albert Noa Ohia

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

June 29, 2014
Albert Noa Ohia, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Leahi Hospital housekeeper and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Pamela P.; sons Clarence Kehau Correa, and Thomas and Eddie Ohia; daughters Alvina and Tracy Ohia, and Kaipo Correa; brother Colburn; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Daniel Ikaika Batalona

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 3, 2014
Daniel Ikaika Batalona, 23, of Wahiawa, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Daniel and Dolores; brother Zachary; sisters Skye, Shawna and Ashley; and grandfather Alvin Rodrigues. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Hatsue Okata

Posted On July 19th, 2014 -

July 2, 2014
Hatsue Okata, 87, of Waipahu, a retired Waipahu Elementary School cafeteria manager, died in Waipahu. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Tetsuo, son Leland, daughter Clare Maeda, sister Yoshie Higuchi, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Lesieli Funaki Kalavi

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

July 13, 2014
Lesieli Funaki Kalavi, 94, of Hauula, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Kolofoou, Tongatapu, Tonga. She is survived by son Sione Tonga and daughter Lavinia Tonga. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Walter Kapuamohalanalani Kalei Sr.

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

July 11, 2014
Walter Kapuamohalanalani Kalei Sr., 84, of Kaneohe, a heavy-equipment operator and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Koko Head. He is survived by daughters Charmaine Chang, Tina Johnson and Donna Kalei; brothers Chris Kalei and Robert Haskell; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Thanh Phuoc Le

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

July 10, 2014
Thanh Phuoc Le, 85, of Honolulu, an army officer in Vietnam, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Thua Thien, Hue, Vietnam. He is survived by wife Buoi Thi Nguyen; sons Loi, John, Anthony and Michael; daughters Van, Jane, Chantel, Christine and Nguyet Anh; and 15 grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Celeste June Lee

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

July 11, 2014
Celeste June “CJ” Lee, 69, of Eleele, Kauai, a Hawaii Pacific Health physician coder, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughter Zoya Lee Zerkel and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe.

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Audrey Leola Lentz

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

July 12, 2014
Audrey Leola Lentz, 71, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a former disc jockey known as “Leola James” for various local radio stations and former paralegal for various attorneys, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Edmonton, Alberta. She is survived by husband Henry Stilmack Jr., son Terrill Slobodan, daughters Sandra Slobodan and Tracy Irwin, sister Linda Barbeau, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Reynaldo Rivera Madarang

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

June 20, 2014
Reynaldo Rivera “Rey” Madarang, 81, of Ewa Beach, a retiree from Hawaii Hochi and Consolidated Theatres, died in Honolulu. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Flordeliza G., son Joselito G. and daughter Josephine G. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Barbara Yukiko Nagaue

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

July 1, 2014
Barbara Yukiko Nagaue, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired Department of Education educator, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society.

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Diane Linda Anderson

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

June 5, 2014
Diane Linda Anderson, 67, of Kaneohe, a retired Castle Medical Center housekeeper, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harry M., son Joshua and daughter Gloria Spondike. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Andrew Park Jr.

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

July 8, 2014
Andrew Park Jr., 75, of Honolulu, a carpenter and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chun Cha, son Andrew III, daughter Andrea, brother Calvin, sister Clara Matthews and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Flora C. Bettis

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June 3, 2014
Flora C. Bettis, 101, of Wahiawa died in Waipahu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons William “Billy” and Kenneth, brother Kenneth Park, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Rowland Ka’aumoana Piena

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

Nov. 3, 2013
Rowland Ka’aumoana Piena, 51, of Las Vegas, a Southwest Airlines baggage handler, died in Henderson, Nev. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sons Kaiki and Wesley, daughter Jasmin, mother Flo, sister Kim-Ly Banks and three grandchildren. Scattering of ashes ceremony: 1 to 4 p.m. July 25 at Alii Beach Park, 66-167 Haleiwa Road, under kiawe tree area 7a/7b by the harbor. Board or canoe to paddle out welcome. Casual or beach attire. Loose flowers welcome to throw in water.

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Michael Allen Caughey

Posted On July 18th, 2014 -

July 11, 2014
Michael Allen “Mike” Caughey, 58, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died at home. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. He is survived by mother Deloris Miller, brother Daniel R. and sister Terri Cantu. Services pending.

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