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Robert John Kapololu Jr.

Posted On September 29th, 2014 -

Sept. 16, 2014
Robert John Kapololu Jr., 58, of Waianae, an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lydia; sons Kamu­wela and Kuhio; daughters Kristie Aipoalani and Katrina Kapololu; mother Vivian; brothers Robin, Ross and Russell; sisters Sharon Duncan and Sandy Ramos; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2:30 p.m. Cas­ual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Blaise Kam Lung Lai

Posted On September 29th, 2014 -

Sept. 5, 2014
Blaise Kam Lung Lai, 79, of Pearl City, a retired Army master sergeant and Pearl City Shiatsu owner, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Etsuko, son David, daughter Janet Moya, brother Lester, sisters Phyllis Ishizaki and Sandra Barker, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Josephine Kuulei Lau

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Sept. 19, 2014
Josephine Kuulei Lau, 69, of Kaneohe, an entrepreneur, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hono­lulu. She is survived by son Koahana Silva, daughter Noenoelani and brothers Herman and William Kama. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiian­memo­rialparkmortuary.com.

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George William Martin

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Sept. 21, 2014
George William Martin, also known as “Junior” and “Didi,” 68, of Honolulu, a retired Hygrade Electric electrician and operator at Kamalii Rentals, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Faith; sons Grayson “Bubu” and Curtis; daughter Aretha “Toots”; brother Greg­ory; sisters Sweetheart Galderia, Debbie Paris, Darlene Johns and Drusilla Johanses; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: noon. Cele­bration of life to follow. Online condolences: hawaiian­memo­rial­parkmortuary.com.

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Yukie Minatoya

Posted On September 29th, 2014 -

Aug. 12, 2014
Yukie Minatoya, 91, of Ewa Beach died in Kapolei. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Don, daughters Dale Minatoya and Ann Yasuda, sister Tsuyako Hokama and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kiyoko Miyashiro

Posted On September 29th, 2014 -

Sept. 15, 2014
Kiyoko Miyashiro, 97, of Hilo, retired owner of the former Miyashiro Poultry and Hog Farm, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Rodney, sister Dorothy Katsunuma, nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:  4 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Richard Isami Nishimura

Posted On September 29th, 2014 -

Sept. 5, 2014
Richard Isami Nishimura, 94, Honolulu, a self-employed worker doing business as Nishimura Electric, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice K.; sons Jerry M., Dennis M. and Curtis M.; daughters Carolyn K. Arakaki, Sharlene Y. Hughes and Laurie K. Iwai; sisters Jean Ray and Evelyn Inafuku; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jinei Shiroma

Posted On September 29th, 2014 -

Aug. 9, 2014
Jinei Shiroma, 89, of Pearl City, a retired federal government employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Stella, son Howard, daughters Alison Luhn and Stephanie Shiroma, and sisters Hazel Toyama and Matsue Higa. Private services.

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Tomiko Tanabe

Posted On September 29th, 2014 -

Sept. 18, 2014
Tomiko Tanabe, 85, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by husband Stanley, sons Paul and Steven, daughters Alice Ta­nabe and Joyce Miyashiro, brother Kosuke Arakaki, sister Miyoko Uehara and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jen Fuh Tang

Posted On September 29th, 2014 -

Sept. 14, 2014
Jen Fuh Tang, 95, of Honolulu, an electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born in China. He is survived by sons Jung Hsien and Jason; daughters Nancy Lee, Diana Huang, Linda Wong and Angel Cheng; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:15 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St. Services: 8:30 a.m. Burial:  10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Roger Allen Tavares

Posted On September 29th, 2014 -

Sept. 10, 2014
Roger Allen Tavares, 58, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a welder, ironworker and carpenter as well as former owner of Tavares Ornamental Iron and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is survived by wife Doreen; sons Jerome, Lokela, Kamuela, Manuela and Lopaka Tavares; brother Roy; sister Regina; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Gervacia Tumbaga Ulep

Posted On September 29th, 2014 -

Sept. 5, 2014
Gervacia Tumbaga “Loring” Ulep, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Kobe Steak House employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Mariano; sons Reynaldo T., Rogelio T., Rewely T., Fredelito T. and Roylan T.; daughters Patricia U. Butay, Rosemelinda T. Ulep and Evelyn U. Delim; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual/aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Fumiyo Yamanaka

Posted On September 29th, 2014 -

Aug. 20, 2014
Fumiyo Yamanaka, 92, of Castro Valley, Calif., formerly of Hilo, a registered nurse and teacher at Waiakea and Hilo high schools, died in Castro Valley. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Velda “Maile” Yama­naka and Maxine Eisenberg, brother Shinichi Ebisuzaki, sister Sumie “Sue” Tajiri, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Apostles Church, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo.

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Arlene Yasuko Yoshida

Posted On September 29th, 2014 -

Sept. 13, 2014
Arlene Yasuko Yoshida, 87, of Waimanalo, a retired secretary with the comptroller’s office at Fort Shafter, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by brothers George and Gary S., and sisters Nathalie Y. Eji and Caroline Y. Xaverius. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Edith Shigeko Ichiriu

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Sept. 8, 2014
Edith Shigeko Ichiriu, 77, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired assistant director of nursing for Maui Memorial Medical Center, died at home. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Edwin; daughters Eunice Weik, Lois Lum and Sheriann Yamaguchi; and sisters Esther Tyan and Ethel Walley. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Andres J. Manalo Sr.

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Sept. 16, 2014
Andres J. “Andy” Manalo Sr., 79, of Waialua, a Marine Corps veteran, Haleiwa Service retiree and owner of Rainbow Bridge Gift Shop, died in Waialua. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Pettra; sons Andres Jr. and Thomas; daughters Denise Alameida, Kathleen Takemoto and Patricia Manalo; brothers Leon, Isabello, Pastor and Louis; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Warren Hiroaki Matsuda

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Aug. 31, 2014
Warren Hiroaki Matsuda, 78, of Honolulu, a retired bellman for Hilton Hawaiian Villlage and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruby S., son Kyle H., daughter Kari H. Gomban, sister Esther Y. Hokyo and two grandchildren. Visitation at noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ricky Teru Kaipo Akiyama

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Sept. 11, 2014
Ricky Teru Kaipo Akiyama, 44, of Wailuku, a carpenter, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. He is survived by sons Kainalu and Kapena, mother Betty Jean and sister Jeannine. Services at a later date. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Joyce S. Nakagawa

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Aug. 31, 2014
Joyce S. Nakagawa, 66, of Wahiawa, a Honolulu Police Department retiree, died in Kapolei. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by brothers Ira and Bruce. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Keith Kenichi Ballesteros

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Aug. 12, 2014
Keith Kenichi Ballesteros, 64, of Kailua-Kona, an auto mechanic, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Alverna, sons Keith Jr. and Landon, daughter Kayla, brother Jimmy, sisters Juliet Rivera and Joanne Kobayashi, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Papaaloa, Hawaii. Services: 10:30 a.m. Celebration of life gathering to follow at Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Harry Tsutomu Okamoto

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Aug. 8, 2014
Harry Tsutomu Okamoto, 88, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Emiko “Emi,” son Harry T. Jr. and daughter Doreen Shiono. Private services.

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Sophie Debra Julie Vaitu’u Coleman

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Sept. 22, 2014
Sophie Debra Julie Vaitu’u Coleman, 61, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Sophie G.; brothers L. Mike Coleman II and Paul C. Eubanks; and sisters M. Hedy Coleman, Ellie J.C. Liu and Sharon A. Pau’u-Coleman. Private services.

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Patrocinio P. Pasion

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Sept. 9, 2014
Patrocinio P. Pasion, 87, of Pearl City, died in Queen’s West Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rufina E.; sons Raffy P., Christopher E. and Jason E.; daughter JoAnne E.; sisters Florentina P. Ellazar, Maria P. Rondero and Evergelista P. Ugot; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Pearl City. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples.

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Wilbert Anthony Cummings Sr.

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Sept. 16, 2014
Wilbert Anthony Cummings Sr., 71, of Lihue, a retired truck driver, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sons Wilbert Jr., Darren, Kurt and Kalani Kai; daughter Leiala; stepdaughters Jocelynea Rivera and Sheena Millare; brother Kenneth; sister Agnes Apo; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9-11 a.m. Oct. 4 at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai. Services to follow. Cremation and scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Clarence Moniz Tavares

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Sept. 23, 2014
Clarence Moniz “Sonny Vick” Tavares, 84, of Makena, Maui, owner of Sonny Vicks Paving Co., died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Harriet; son Clarence A.; daughters Leona and Darlene Tavares, and Sharlene Allancastre; brother Richard M.; sisters Audrey Kissel and Madeline Yamada; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Church, Kula. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Gerald E. De Lima

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Sept. 23, 2014
Gerald E. “Gerry” De Lima, 67, of Hilo, a retired switch technician for Verizon and a Navy veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Carol, daughter Chrissy Blakeney, brothers Duane and Jack, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire.

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Linda Joy Tom

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Sept. 15, 2014
Linda Joy Tom, 67, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is survived by husband Clifford; sons Kam and Mark; brothers Merle, Steve, Mike and Todd; sisters Karen Surdukan, Kristi Brown and Carol Tom; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Mildred Kam Chew Dung

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Aug. 9, 2014
Mildred Kam Chew “Milly” Dung, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Gas Co. customer service representative, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert K.W.; sons Ricky and Russell; brothers Francis, Clarence and Richard Lum; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the American Heart Association.

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Betty Valente

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Sept. 2, 2014
Betty Valente, 82, of Pipersville, Pa., formerly of Hawaii, died in Pipersville. She was born in Urania, La. She is survived by daughters Teresa Syslo and Margaret Sison; brother Kenneth Boyett; five grandchildren, including caregiver Nova Sain; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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James Hunt Fleming

Posted On September 28th, 2014 -

Sept. 17, 2014
James Hunt Fleming, 81, of Kailua, formerly of Maui, a nuclear engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a Navy veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Joan, brothers John and Wray, sons David and Bruce, daughters Marcy and Leslie, and five grandchildren. Celebration of life 4 p.m. Dec. 27 at Kaneohe Yacht Club. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to D.T. Fleming Arboretum or the Nature Conservancy. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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