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Betty Umeko Tanioka

Posted On October 10th, 2013 -

Sept. 12, 2013
Betty Umeko Tanioka, 91, of Wahiawa, a Tanioka’s Seafoods & Catering seafood manager, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Harry and Mel, daughters Esther Ringor and Kay Saylor, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m.

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Maria Cera Garcia

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Oct. 3, 2013
Maria Cera Garcia, 80, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Ho’s Restaurant dishwasher, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Narcisi and Edwin; daughters Nelie Camarillo, Nelda Fernandez, Lourdes and Caridad Garcia, and Mely Pascua; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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Malelega Janice Kerisiano Wagoner

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Sept. 28, 2013
Malelega Janice Kerisiano Wagoner, 53, of Waianae, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert D.; son Charles L.K. Kaio; daughters Kananiokuuhome C.L. Torres, Kawehionalani K.K. Souza and Kehaulani K.K. Kaio; brothers Kerisiano Savea Jr. and Varney Kerisiano; sisters Tagatanuu Huihui, Wenona Johnson, and Kealoha and Sandra Kerisiano; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aiea Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Gynna Nicholson

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Sept. 28, 2013
Gynna Nicholson, 90, of Honolulu, a high school library assistant, died at home. She was born in Denmark. She is survived by daughters Anne M. Canziani and Tove M. Nicholson, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Florence Leimomi Diones

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Sept. 19, 2013
Florence Leimomi Diones, 76, of Honolulu, a hotel industry retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stanley A. Sr. and Raymond Diones, and Jerry Aguilar; daughters Florene “Hana” Shaw, Jane Ednilao and Loling “Lolita” Ursulum; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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James G.A. Pai

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Sept. 14, 2013
James G.A. Pai, 77, of Kailua, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. operation center manager and a retired Hawaii Army National Guard captain, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Genevieve, son Lambert, daughter Carlene Nakata, brother John, sister Harriet Brott and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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David Copperfield Gomes Sr.

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Sept. 29, 2013
David Copperfield Gomes Sr., 82, of Haleiwa, a city retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by companion Laura “Millie” Wofford, son David C. Jr. and brothers Tommy, Anthony, James and Jerry. Private services.

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Douglas Kainoa Palama

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Sept. 5, 2013
Douglas Kainoa Palama, 60, of Honolulu, a truck driver at Coca-Cola and photographer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by three brothers. Scattering of ashes: 8 a.m. Saturday at Point Panic.

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Antone Joseph Kahawaiola‘a Jr.

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Oct. 4, 2013
Antone Joseph “Tony K” Kahawaiola‘a Jr., 88, of Waimanalo, a retired business agent and international representative for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol B. “Momi,” son Francis P., daughters Toni M. Hopkins and Napua Kahawaiola‘a, brothers Francis and Patrick, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Jose Parker

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Sept. 17, 2013
Jose “Joe” Parker, 48, of Keaau, Hawaii, a contractor, died at home. He was born in Key West, Fla. He is survived by hanai mother Ellen Hope. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Ainaloa Long House. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Thomas Kawaguchi

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Sept. 25, 2013
Thomas Kawaguchi, 71, of Eleele, Kauai, a carpenter, died at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by brothers Earl, Warren and Bert; and sister Sharon Uyehara. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery committal shelter. Services: 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Leslie Mary Silva

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Oct. 1, 2013
Leslie Mary Silva, 72, of Lihue, a Great American Insurance Co. claims adjuster, died in Garden Isle Health Care. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son L. Mark, daughters Diane Johnson and Carolyn Cook, twin brother Leroy, sister Julie Victorino and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Choi Kwan Lee

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Sept. 20, 2013
Choi Kwan Lee, 90, of Honolulu, a florist, died in Aiea. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by daughters Yuk King Wong, Yuk Yee Chow, Iok Kei Lee and Yuk Yuyu Gao; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Masue Taniguchi

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Oct. 7, 2013
Masue Taniguchi, 91, of Honolulu, a retired dental surgeon, died in Hale Kuike. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Jan T. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. No flowers.

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Harold Aiona

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Sept. 26, 2013
Harold Aiona, 89, of San Jose, Calif., an Army veteran, died in San Jose. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Godfrey and Pono; daughters Helena Aiona-Smith, Cheryl Aiona and Norma Aiona-Goddard; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Star of the Sea. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. For more information: leewardfuneralhome. com.

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John William Le Grande

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Oct. 4, 2013
John William Le Grande, 66, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by companion Dorothy Stewart, mother Ranita and brothers William and Douglas. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

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Thomas Shisei Toma

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Sept. 18, 2013
Thomas Shisei “Kimo” Toma, 94, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government automotive inspector at Schofield Barracks, musician and an Army veteran, died in Islands Hospice Home. He was born in Honohina, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nora H., sons Joseph T. and Paul T., daughter Jacqueline R., sister Jane T. Isara, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lyka Camille Marcelo Alegado

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Aug. 29, 2013
Lyka Camille Marcelo Alegado, 16, of Mililani, a Mililani High School student, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by parents Edgar and Lemelyn, brother Edryk and grandparents Agustina Alegado, and Clemente and Elena Marcelo. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Salvador Mauna Libarios

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Sept. 24, 2013
Salvador Mauna “Salva” Libarios, 56, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, an employee at Hawaiian Airlines, Kona Village and Yamaguchi Bus Co., died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua. He is survived by hanai son Dawson Leorna; brother Dominic S.; sisters Leaticia Balero, Valencia N. Kam, Gina Depontes, Stephanie Libarios, Estelle Deguair, Loveyann Ventura and Celeste T.M. Aukai; and a hanai grandchild. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church hall, Honalo, Hawaii. Casual attire.

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Millie Yamamoto

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Sept. 17, 2013
Millie Yamamoto, 80, of Wahiawa died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by husband Harry K., son Lance T., daughters Donna F. Beausoleil and Karen S. Yamamoto, and sister Satsuko Hironaka. Private services.

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Fumiko Aoki

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Sept. 13, 2013
Fumiko Aoki, 98, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George and Wayne; daughters Arlene Honda and Phyllis Yoshiki; brothers Giichi, Haruo, Hatsumi “Don” and Tokumo “Nelson” Moriwaki; sisters Kikuno Goh and Kay Blakeney; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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John D. Lopez Sr.

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Sept. 30, 2013
John D. “Jay” Lopez Sr., 66, of Keaau, Hawaii, a construction worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Priscilla, son John D. Jr., daughters Davelyn and Leona, stepdaughter Liana Vegas, brother Michael, sister Christine Callejo and 13 grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at Living Waters Assembly of God Church. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Magno Abulog Arafiles

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Sept. 4, 2013
Magno Abulog Arafiles, 75, of Haliimaile, Maui, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. drip operator, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Teresita; sons Felipe, Joselito and Jaime; brothers Felix, Samwel and Silverio; sisters Flora Garalza and Jertrudes Javier; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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James Ichiro Miyasato

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Sept. 23, 2013
James Ichiro “Ichi” Miyasato, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. machinist, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara C., daughter Shea K. Gutierrez, sister Ruth Chang and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Yuell Edward Chandler Jr.

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Oct. 2, 2013
Yuell Edward Chandler Jr., 95, of Waipahu, an Army and Navy veteran who served in World War II, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Richmond, Va. He is survived by son Yuell E. III; daughter Nora Vela; brothers Sterling, Carl and Jessie; sister Laura V. Elliott; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Haruyo Nakamura

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Sept. 16, 2013
Haruyo “Joan” Nakamura, 89, of Kahuku died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by son Ronald I.; daughters Gail S. Yamanaka, Janis M. Otake and Shari T. Nakamura; sister Violet H. Nakamoto; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Benjamin Calibuso Dagdag

Posted On October 9th, 2013 -

Oct. 2, 2013
Benjamin Calibuso Dagdag, 77, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Wailea Development Co. heavy equipment operator, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalia; sons Flor, Larry and Nestor; daughters Hilda West and Gina Tualemoso; brother Fred; sisters Caridad Cabanglan, Loreta Dona and Consuelo Mendoza; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Theresa’s Church, Kihei. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Sumie Goto

Posted On October 8th, 2013 -

Oct. 2, 2013
Sumie Goto, 81, ofHilo, a retired Hilo Union School teacher, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Dean and Glen, sister Francine Yamasaki and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Noah Benjamin Rondon

Posted On October 8th, 2013 -

Sept. 21, 2013
NoahBenjamin Rondon, infant son of Mark and Reden of Ewa Beach, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Micah, sisters Jamaica and Sierra DeLuna, and grandparents Fred and Charlotte Rondon, and Virginia Mendez. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Kenneth Alan Greenbaum

Posted On October 8th, 2013 -

Sept. 27, 2013
Kenneth Alan Greenbaum, 75, of Wailuku, owner and operator of High Country Plumbing, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y. He is survived by son Joshua; daughter Sarah J. Townsend; hanai daughters Adriane Biondo, Renee Fassbinder, Nancy Trippelgrow and Alana Gini; and sister Maxine Licker. Contact family for service information. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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