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Ethel Masae Kobata

Posted On September 1st, 2015 -

Aug. 12, 2015
Ethel Masae Kobata, 99, of Hilo, former manager of American Bakery and retired owner of Al’s Korner Okazuya, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Sharyn Hirata, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Elsie Koyoshi Suda

Posted On September 1st, 2015 -

Aug. 1, 2015
Elsie Koyoshi Suda, 103, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Maunawili. She is survived by daughters Blanche M. Pai, Eleanor M. Minatoishi, Mitsuko S. Kelly and Diana M. Uechi; brothers Walter T. and Herbert J. Takiguchi; sisters Jean M. Burgess, Betty K. Kiesel and Lily S. Nakao; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lindbergh Wah Hen Lau Sr.

Posted On September 1st, 2015 -

Aug. 1, 2015
Lindbergh Wah Hen Lau Sr., 88, of Waianae, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. switchman, a rancher and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Lindy Boy, daughters Lindell Ohia and Lisa Lau, companion Rufina, brothers Gordon Sr. and Jensen, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 11 a.m. Burial at noon. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Robert Takeyuki Tanaka

Posted On September 1st, 2015 -

Aug. 8, 2015
Robert Takeyuki Tanaka, 96, of Wailuku, a retired Wailuku Sugar Co. supervisor, died in Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Patrick Y., daughters Sandra S. Tanaka and Arlene Y. Canales, sister Sue Anzai, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Franco Jose Longakit

Posted On September 1st, 2015 -

Aug. 13, 2015
Franco Jose Longakit, 85, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired Kau Agribusiness heavy equipment operator, died in Kau Hospital. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by wife Alejandria; son Lloyd J.; daughters Natlynn “Dee Dee” Pacheco, Deena Salas and Eunice R. “Nika” Longakit; 14 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Yaeko Terao

Posted On September 1st, 2015 -

Aug. 6, 2015
Yaeko Terao, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House advertising administrator, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Archie A., sons Lawrence J. and Rickey T., daughter Joni M., brother Tsumotsu Otsuka, sisters Sumiko Nishi and Mitsuko Kawakami, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Allen Kunihiko Matsuoka

Posted On September 1st, 2015 -

Aug. 20, 2015
Allen Kunihiko Matsu- oka, 81, of Honolulu, a retired civil engineer for the federal government and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Hatsuko, sons Keith and Kendall, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Liana Tilini

Posted On September 1st, 2015 -

Aug. 12, 2015
Liana “Malia” Tilini, 32, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Paea, son Paea Jr., daughter Hana, mother Tiana Deluna and sisters Malama and Leai Conn. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Painted Church, Honaunau.

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Vivian K. Ichimura

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

July 23, 2015
Vivian K. Ichimura, 79, of Mililani, a retired salesclerk-manager of Waipahu Bake Shop and Kilani Bakery, died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Scott and Gary; daughters Paulynn Shigeoka and Patricia Muranaka; sisters Beatrice Takara, Grace Mekaru, Kay Uehara and Vicky Martin; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Betty Yayoko Sato

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

July 27, 2015
Betty Yayoko Sato, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center employee, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by three nieces, two nephews and caregiver Ofelia Simpliciano. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Stanley Seiki Ishikawa

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

Aug. 9, 2015
Stanley Seiki Ishikawa, 79, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter and maintenance supervisor for the state Harbors Division, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian Y.; son Stan M.; sisters Elaine Hirashiki, Carol Matsumoto and June Miyasato; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Nobuko Tsue

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

July 17, 2015
Nobuko Tsue, 92, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Wayne, Melvin and Lloyd; sister Nancy Yamamoto; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Evelyn Michiko Kam

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

June 29, 2015
Evelyn Michiko Kam, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puukolii, Maui. She is survived by son Alexander Y.Y. Kam Jr., sister Ann Tanouye and two grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Yukio Yokoe

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

Aug. 23, 2015
Yukio Yokoe, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Juliet C.Y.L.; daughters Dr. Dawn H., Lynn B. and Joyce M.; brother Tom; sister Nancy Ohira; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Lila Hanae Kamihara

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

Aug. 11, 2015
Lila Hanae Kamihara, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired Richard’s Roofing bookkeeper, died in Aiea. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Anne T. Mishima, Lynn M. Faust and Jan K. Kim; sister Wendy Hess; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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George Sunao Yoshida

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

Aug. 18, 2015
George Sunao Yoshida, 70, of Honolulu, a retired paint estimator, died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Leona, daughters Heather and Laura, brothers Roy Amano and Larry Yoshida, sister Lucille Mitsue and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No monetary offerings. No flowers.

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John Choon Mun Kim

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

July 31, 2015
John Choon Mun Kim, 87, of Ewa Beach, a retired meter reader for Hawaiian Electric Co., died in Ewa Beach. He was born in South Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Margaret Kim; sons Jonathan, Jerald and Gregrey cq Kim, and John R. and Lionel Apiki; daughters Wendy Kim, Veronica Apiki, Margaret Brash and Tasha-Ann Eli; sister Peggy Era; 26 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Frederic Denichi Kono

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

Aug. 3, 2015
Frederic Denichi Kono, 75, of Honolulu, a sales manager and an Army veteran, died in Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Violet K., brother William F. and sister Kathleen H. Sugawa. Private services.

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Benjamin Agustin

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

Aug. 4, 2015
Benjamin Agustin, 77, of Mililani, a sign maker and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son Benedict, brothers Joe Agustin and Leonardo Calamayan, and sisters Lillian Rodrigues, Eliza Bagayas, Sister M. Jovita Agustin and Elena Calamayan. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Herbert Mutsumi Kubota

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

June 14, 2015
Herbert Mutsumi Kubota, 86, of Mililani, a retired Pearl Harbor civil service worker and an Army veteran who served in the 223nd Infantry, died in Mililani. He was born in Lawai, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kikue, sons Herbert M. Jr. and Jerald M., daughters Jennifer L. Wong and Julia T. Jackson, brother Scott, sister Edna Imaoka and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Aran Alton Ardaiz

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

Aug. 23, 2015
Aran Alton Ardaiz, 76, of Honolulu, a retired contractor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Monterey, Calif. He is survived by wife Marsha F. Corniotis, sons Matthew and Nathan, sisters Aris A. Diaz and Aurora E. Parker, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date. Incorrect information given in a obituary Friday.

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Nick E. Lugmao

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

Aug. 4, 2015
Nick E. Lugmao, 95, of Waipahu, a teacher and Sears Roebuck employee, died in Waipahu. He was born in Bulan Sursogun, Philippines. He is survived by wife Annie, sons Edmer and Ericson, daughters Rosalie Trinidad and Sonia Aranza, and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 640 Puuhale Road, Kalihi. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Margaret Carolyn Arney

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

Aug. 12, 2015
Margaret Carolyn Arney, 93, of Kailua-Kona died in Honolulu. She was born in Barnegat, N.J. She is survived by son Alfred, daughters Carol and Elizabeth “Liz” Nakoa, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Gerald W. Manion

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

Aug. 23, 2015
Gerald W. Manion, 69, of Waipahu, a retiree, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ottawa. He is survived by daughter Heather K.; sisters Carolynne Modler, Janice Luchka and Nancy Burt; and a grandchild. Services to be held in Canda. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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Helen Eileen Avergonzado

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

Aug. 13, 2015
Helen Eileen Avergonzado, 93, of Mililani died in daughter Lisa’s residence in Mililani. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Rudolph “Rudy” and Gilbert “Gil” Orlando, daughters Gladys “Lisa” Orlando-Viloria and Barbara J. Longgat, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Private services and burial held.

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Curt Katsuji Masuda

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

Aug. 6, 2015
Curt Katsuji Masuda, 45, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Gary S. and Kristine N., and sister Cristy K.M. Kohagura. Private services.

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Francis W. Bagano

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

July 24, 2015
Francis W. “Frank” Bagano, 70, of Waipahu, a retired welding general foreman at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Stephanie “Isokane,” son Travis and stepfather Salvatore “Sal” Abbatiello. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Services: 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Elaine Nobuko Miyagawa

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

Aug. 1, 2015
Elaine Nobuko Miyagawa, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Pola Cosmetics office manager, died in Manoa Cottage. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Elton, daughter Loree Yokoyama, sisters Janet Tomita and Dorothy Komoda, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Gonzalo C. de Guzman

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

July 27, 2015
Gonzalo C. de Guzman, 90, of Waipahu, a retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel supervisor, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lydia C., son Sunny J., daughters Lynn M. Telles and Agnes L. Guthier, brother Marcelino, sister Isabelita Cacas and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Mitsuye Nagasako

Posted On August 31st, 2015 -

July 18, 2015
Mitsuye Nagasako, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Lynn T., brother William A. Nishimoto, sister Sadaye Nishimoto, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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