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Henry Rafael

Posted On December 18th, 2013 -

Dec. 3, 2013
Henry “Kaleo” Rafael, 63, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired Watkins Paving Service construction worker, died in Kau Hospital. He was born in South Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Karen Z. Cakin; sons Kalani Silva, Henry “Braddah” Rafael Jr. and Avery Keoloha; daughters Lynsay Richter, Rodlynn, Rainy, Raquel, Reesa and Robyn Keoloha, and Rickylei Rafael; hanai daughters Gina Sanchez and Leslie Balanon; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Mohouli Park. Services: 10:30 a.m. Lunch to follow.

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Lydia Jean Faustino

Posted On December 18th, 2013 -

Dec. 4, 2013
Lydia Jean Faustino, 74, of Kapolei, a retired Nanaikapono Elementary School teacher, died in Makaha. She was born in Texas. She is survived by husband Harold P., son Harry V., brothers Edward and Dr. Steven Garza, and sister Margaret Dilley. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Annabelle Relles

Posted On December 18th, 2013 -

Dec. 8, 2013
Annabelle “Bella” Relles, 59, of Hawi, Hawaii, a former prep cook at Hyatt Regency Waikoloa, Paniolo Country Inn, Parker Ranch Broiler and Blue Dolphins Restaurant, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Llewellyn, brother Bill Neves and sister Rose Lee Eva Stevens. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the family’s Kaauhuhu Homestead residence, 55-1113 Aina Ui Road. Services: 11 a.m. Celebration of life to follow. For information, call 938-2641.

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Maria Mary Inocelda

Posted On December 18th, 2013 -

Nov. 23, 2013
Maria Mary “Joy” Inocelda, 77, of Honolulu, a retired marker and sales associate at Sears at Ala Moana Center and Pearlridge Center, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kalihi. She is survived by husband Martin, brothers Domingo and Jose Leonida, and sisters Aurora Los Banos and Laura Seibert. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Marcio Stella

Posted On December 18th, 2013 -

Dec. 8, 2013
Marcio Stella, 44, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is survived by wife Maria F.; sons Danilo, Diego, Daniel and Davi; and daughter Luana L. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Alii Beach Park, Haleiwa.

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Jose Javellana Sr.

Posted On December 18th, 2013 -

Dec. 6, 2013
Jose Javellana Sr., 88, of Kaneohe, a Honolulu Iron Works Co. ironworker, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Jeffery, Jose Jr., James, Sidney and Scott; brother Aurielio; sister Consing; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 8 a.m.-noon Monday at Moanalua Mortuary. Scattering of ashes to follow.

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Philip Anthony Wimbish

Posted On December 18th, 2013 -

Dec. 10, 2013
Philip Anthony Wimbish, 67, of Kailua-Kona, a Los Angeles campaign manager for former President Jimmy Carter and manager in the hospitality industry, died. He was born in Ann Arbor, Mich. He is survived by sons Keola, Philip Jr., Devon D. and Tommy D. Wimbish, Malkum Muhammad and James Cachero; daughters Mele Cachero-Wimbish, Tanji Davis and Felice and Shaharah Wimbish; brothers Thomas, Timothy and Peter; sisters Donna and Denise; 27 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 5-9 p.m. Friday at the Old Kona Airport, big pavilion.

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Seigin Kobashigawa

Posted On December 18th, 2013 -

Nov. 29, 2013
Seigin Kobashigawa, 92, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Haruko; sons Sidney, Eric and Nolan; sisters Yoshiko Tsuhako and Sadako Arakaki; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Nora Konami Yomen

Posted On December 18th, 2013 -

Dec. 10, 2013
Nora Konami Yomen, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Ilikai Hotel housekeeping supervisor, died in Hale Ho Aloha. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Stanley K., daughter Merle M. Hoshino, brother Masaru Hiraoka, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Yasuo Kotaka

Posted On December 18th, 2013 -

Dec. 9, 2013
Yasuo Kotaka, 87, of Lodi, Calif., a retired painting contractor and maintenance engineer at McDonnell Douglas, died in Lodi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Fumiye, sons Denis and Dean, daughters Gail Asada and Robin Kotaka, brother Richard, sisters Edna Ogata and Colleen Johnson, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Lodi.

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Marjorie T. Kuba

Posted On December 18th, 2013 -

Dec. 7, 2013
Marjorie T. Kuba, 88, of Kailua, a state public health nurse, died in Pohai Nani Care Center. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Randall; daughters Jo Ann Tanibe and Naomi Horn; sisters Nancy Tamashiro, Jeanette Ikemura and Agnes Yamaguchi; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Methodist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Updated information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Roberta Takara

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Oct. 21, 2013
Roberta Takara, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Like Like Drive Inn waitress, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clayton, Jason and Nathan; daughters Blanche Honda and Roxane Takara; brothers Toshio and Richard Eshima; sister Doris Hanoa; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ryan Kaiponahea Dole

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Nov. 26, 2013
Ryan Kaiponahea “Kaipo” Dole, 55, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Debbie Passos; brothers Maynard “Chubbs” Jr., Michael and Matthew Kwock; and sister Holly Ann Kwock-Kaleohano. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Roger Louis McKinnon

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 13, 2013
Roger Louis McKinnon, 52, of Dallas, Ga., an electrician for Wilson Electric in Tampa, Fla., died. He was born in Tampa. He is survived by companion Robert Miller, mother Helen and brothers Malcolm Jr. and Wayne M. Services in Hawaii at a later date. Online condolences: samclarkfuneralhome. com.

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Frederick Tadao Tani

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Nov. 28, 2013
Frederick Tadao Tani, 97, of Honolulu, formerly of Menlo Park, Calif., died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Hilda Inouye and Asako Taketome. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Caroline Linda Dunn

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 12, 2013
Caroline Linda Dunn, 75, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in New York. She is survived by daughter Cynthia Dunn-Green and brothers David, Robert and Richard Jones. Private services.

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Elaine Tami Miyashiro

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Nov. 24, 2013
Elaine Tami Miyashiro, 83, of Hilo, a retired salesclerk for Honsport and Hilo Sporting Goods, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Mike and Neil, daughter Aileen, brother Makoto “Robert” Chibana, sister Carol Shimabukuro and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Carole Sueko Yamaki

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 1, 2013
Carole Sueko Yamaki, 82, of Ewa Beach, a retired Leeward Drive Inn cook helper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Alton and Neal; daughters Naomi Yamaki, Colleen Nakatsu and Jerilyn Yamashiro; sisters Mineko Shiroma, Kikue Nakasone, Teruko Yogi, Yaeko Perry and Sumiko Inafuku; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Shikai Hiraga

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 8, 2013
Shikai “William” Hiraga, 89, of Waianae, a construction employee and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Warren, Steven and Nelson; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Seikichi Miyashiro

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Nov. 4, 2013
Seikichi “Jimmy” Miyashiro, 93, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Sugar Co. machinist and an Army veteran who served in the 100th Battalion, Company B, during World War II, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Tomoe; sons Alvin, Jay and Edward; daughter Amy Kunimura; caregiver Saithorn Heffron; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Kunio Yonezaki

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Nov. 30, 2013
Richard Junio Yonezaki, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education civil engineer and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marjorie S., son Brian M., daughter Ann M. Blaschke, sister Haruko Obara and a grandchild. Private services.

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Hazel Lani Ho

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Nov. 26, 2013
Hazel Lani Ho, 78, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by three sons; four daughters; brother Clinton T. Yoshioka; sisters Henrietta M. Borgess, Jane T. Tolentino and Rosaline Lum; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Fernando Morris Jr.

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 1, 2013
Fernando Morris Jr., 97, of Ewa Beach, a heavy equipment operator for Oahu Sugar Co., died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by son Wayne, sisters Mildred Juan and Vivian Morris, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ewa. Mass: 10:30 a.m.

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Takeshi Ii

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Nov. 25, 2013
Takeshi Ii, 88, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. surveyor, died in Pearl City. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Sueno, son Michael, daughter Alison, brother Kenji and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Jane Kazuko Nagata

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 12, 2013
Jane Kazuko Nagata, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Nobuo; sons Dennis T., David T. and Dale T.; sisters Satoko Ishioka and Yukie Enomoto; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Kentworth Kealaolu Keli‘iho‘omalu

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 4, 2013
Kentworth Kealaolu Keli‘iho‘omalu, 69, of Anahola, Kauai, a Honolulu Fire Department retiree and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Po‘okapu, daughters Nicole Dudley and Amber Milsap, sisters Karla Akiona and Velma Choy, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaheo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe.

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Catalina Ugalino Naira

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 2, 2013
Catalina Ugalino Naira, 91, of Kihei, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ernesto, son Honesto, daughters Cristina Naira and Encarnita Aquino, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kihei. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Solange A. Kokubun

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 14, 2013
Solange A. Kokubun, 86, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Paris. She is survived by son Glenn, daughters Roxane Hoshide and Asa McCarthy, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Misayo Omoto

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 5, 2013
Misayo Omoto, 95, of Pearl City died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by son Lanny, sister Yuriko Nakamoto, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Genevieve Andrade Ah San

Posted On December 17th, 2013 -

Dec. 13, 2013
Genevieve Andrade Ah San, 97, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Ahualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Lester A. and daughter Sharon Marie Dodge. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Monday at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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