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Andres Nacorda Mirafuentes

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July 11, 2014
Andres Nacorda Mirafuentes, 51, of Lanai City, a hotel-industry maintenance employee, died at home. He was born in Cebu, Philippines. He is survived by sons Andres and Rodrigo; daughters Roslyn, Raina and April; brother Jose; sisters Teresa Lamay, Delia Divina, Edit Ozoa, Zenaida M. Echevaria and Thelma M. Moraga; and two grandchildren. Overnight vigil: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Lanai Filipino Club House. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Church. Burial to follow at Lanai City Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Iris Naomi Yamato

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July 5, 2014
Iris Naomi Yamato, 53, of Kihei, Maui, a state Department of Education school administrative services assistant, died in Kihei. She was born in Wailuku. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Margarita Leina’ala Bueno

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June 11, 2014
Margarita Leina’ala “Marga” Bueno, 60, of Waikapu, Maui, a waitress, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Robert Baloran; daughters Tiare Bueno-Moniz and Tiana Baloran; brothers Christopher and Shane; sisters Violet Ho’opai, Marilyn Ka’ahanui, Henereit Taclan and Marsha-Ann Shepherd; stepmother Rosita; and seven grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ernesto Cabais Naira

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July 7, 2014
Ernesto Cabais Naira, 90, of Kihei, Maui, a retired houseman at Stouffer’s Wailea Beach Resort, died at home. He was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Honesto, daughters Cristina Naira and Encarnita Aquino, sisters Marina Chua and Resureccion Naira, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Church, Kihei. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Luncheon to follow at the church in Stawasz Hall. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Masami Yamato

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July 4, 2014
Masami Yamato, 99, of Kahului, a retired Kihei Elementary School principal and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Elaine, son Stanley, daughter Phyllis Takahashi, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Amparo Baldes Bulosan

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July 11, 2014
Amparo Baldes Bulosan, 89, of Kahului, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Johnny, Damian, Rolando and Reynaldo; daughters Aniceta Magarin, Victoria Tumaneng, Dionie Cabias, Remie Onnagan and Eleanor Aglugub; sister Marcela Manzano; 19 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church. Eulogy: 7:30 p.m. Mass: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the church. Eulogy: 11 a.m. Prayer service: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Antonette L. Nuuanu

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June 25, 2014
Antonette L. “Toni” Nuuanu, 50, of Aiea, a pitcher in the Molokai women’s softball leagues, gold medalist in the Aloha State Games horseshoe tournaments and defensive linebacker with the Oahu Women’s Football League, died in Aiea. She was born in Nanakuli. She is survived by brothers Theodore Sr., Abraham Sr., Henry, Paul and Timothy, and sisters Libby Bicoy, Charmaine Kaawa, Wilma Nauka, Annie Kuakini, Veronica “Taba” and Nina Nuuanu, Pauline Morante and Virginia “Tiny” Chuberko. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Christopher Sung Tan Young

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June 19, 2014
Christopher Sung Tan Young, 54, of Honolulu, a computer technology worker, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Brandon Konishi and Matthew Young, parents Albert and Elsie, brother Timothy, sisters Lisa Morita and Stephanie Langston, and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Rosita Unico Calderon

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July 6, 2014
Rosita Unico “Loly” Calderon, 87, of Wahiawa, a former schoolteacher and Del Monte supervisor, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Cirilo M.; son Andrew; daughters Betty Fitz, Chita and Delia Visitacion, and Elsa Calderon; stepmother Amancia S. Unico; brother Joseph Unico; sisters Mercedes Bugarin and Demetria Toledo; 19 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Prayer service: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Fred Mamoru Ogasawara

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July 10, 2014
Fred Mamoru Ogasawara, 80, of Wailuku, an owner and operator of an insurance company, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by daughter Toni; brothers Reo and Paul; and sisters Lily Sanehira, Katherine Kiyabu, Lynn Sousa and Dorothy Ogasawara. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Enes Joseph Castardo

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July 13, 2014
Enes Joseph Castardo, 61, of Haiku, Maui, a retired certified nurse assistant with Molokai General Hospital, died at home. He was born in Topeka, Kan. He is survived by wife Ona Mae; sons Enes Kaleo, Kurt and Joseph; daughter Lucci; brothers John Guerrero Sr. and Domingo E. Castardo; sisters Carmen A. Flowers, Rosalie Garcia, Magdalene Marie Castardo and Patricia Ann Stanley; and eight grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ale Bishaw’s residence, 110 Farrington Ave., Hoolehua, Molokai. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Wallace C. Phillips

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July 6, 2014
Wallace C. “Phil” Phillips, 64, of Honolulu, a drug and alcohol counselor with the state Department of Public Safety at Waiawa Correctional Facility and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua House. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Julia M. and son Brian D. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Celebration of life service: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Charles Shizuo Doi

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July 4, 2014
Charles Shizuo Doi, 84, of Pahala, Hawaii, an Army sergeant first class who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by wife Sharie, son Warren, daughter Corinne Doi-Majorino, sister Connie Fukumoto and two grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. July 30 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Leroy Mahelani Pahaa Quinabo

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June 10, 2014
Leroy Mahelani Pahaa “Roy” Quinabo, 55, of Kula, a South Pacific Lumber heavy equipment operator, died in Kula. He was born in Keokea, Maui. He is survived by sons Kanoa and Noa; mother Margaret; brothers Kamehameha, Edward and Kalama; sisters Darlene and Yolanda; and a grandchild. Celebration of life at noon Saturday at Noa’s house. Contact family for information. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Richard Jay Furumoto

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July 2, 2014
Richard Jay Furumoto, 58, of Wailua, Kauai, died on Oahu. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Amanda “Mandy”; mother Beatrice; brothers Mark and Kerry; and sisters Alix Jourdain, Colene Schaefer and Avis Koerte. Services: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27 at Waiakea “Lihi” Small Boat Harbor, Kapaa. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Letterio Rando

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June 27, 2014
Letterio Rando, 77, of Pukalani, a fire inspector, died in Kula Hospital. He was born in New York. He is survived by daughters Rosellen M. Rando and Adrianna Flavin, sister Josephine Farren and four grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date, to be announced. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jane Michiko Ishikawa

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June 26, 2014
Jane Michiko Ishikawa, 85, of Aiea, a federal government retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Melvyn H., sons Samuel and David, daughters Ruth Montgomery and Priscilla Arakawa, sister Kathryn Sugiyama, 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Celestia Iniba Rohr

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July 3, 2014
Celestia Iniba Rohr, 66, of Las Vegas, a retired Halekulani Hotel housekeeper, died in Las Vegas. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Ronald T.; son Ronald T. Jr.; daughter Cely; brother Pepito Iniba; sisters Lerma Iniba, Elisea Masatalia and Visitacion Miranda; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information given in an obituary Saturday.

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Henry J. Abreu

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July 16, 2014
Henry J. Abreu, 90, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired Hawaii Commercial & Sugar Co. irrigation supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by son Michael, daughter Charlotte Boteilho and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maka-wao. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Henry Akira Iwasaki

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June 15, 2014
Henry Akira Iwasaki, 84, of Wahiawa, an Army retiree and a retired carpenter, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Jean, son Todd, daughters Kathy and Traci, brother Kenneth, and sisters Florence Kawashima and Alice Magallanes. Private services. No monetary gifts.

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Katherine Nina Sheppard

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June 27, 2014
Katherine Nina Sheppard, 89, of Mokauea Island, Hawaii, a reforestation tree planter, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Leilani Kellogg, a grandchild, two great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life and potluck: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Keehi Marina Boat Harbor, Sand Island. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Nellie K. Ahina

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July 3, 2014
Nellie K. Ahina, 67, of Waianae died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Nicholas Hilo; daughter Gina I; brother John Hopeau; sisters Loretta Kekoa, Georgina “Tita” Ho’opi’i, Fanny Hopeau and Annie Au Hoon; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kenneth Lee Kekaualua

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July 8, 2014
Kenneth Lee Kekaualua, 61, of Hilo, a truck driver with Conen’s Freight Transport, died in Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama facility. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Luci; sons Kenneth L. Cox and Tyson Prim; daughter Amber Prim; brothers Punahou, Miles and Clarence “Kichi” Kekaualua, Rev. Sonny Shimaoka and Everett Kawaha; sisters Maelyn Guidry, Theresa N. Hicks, Mary “Mahi” Kosara and Celestine Kekaualua; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Haili Tent in Panaewa. Spreading of ashes to follow at Bay Front. Casual attire.

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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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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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Hatsue Okata

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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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Joston Ashley Jackson

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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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Betty Lillian Quiberg

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July 3, 2014
Betty Lillian Quiberg, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House retail clerk, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Clinton, Mass. She is survived by son William; daughters Coral “Dedee” Brinton, Linnea Rogers and Lana Oura; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Joel Bert Kennedy

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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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Michael David Rita

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July 3, 2014
Michael David Rita, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired accountant and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Clara; son Michael; daughters Gina Arbogast and Terri Morgan; brothers Joe, Tony and George; sisters Diane Droz-Morin, Lucy Barbour and Patricia Rita; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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