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James Cabuga Saoit

Posted On July 28th, 2015 -

June 18, 2015
James Cabuga Saoit, 65, of Waipahu, an air fright deliveryman for Express Trucking, died in Hono­lulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leonida, sons Christopher and James Jr., adopted sister Sandra Torres and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ann Natsuko Gota

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July 10, 2015
Ann Natsuko Gota, 86, of Hilo, a cosmetologist and owner of Ann’s Beauty Salon, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Gayla Coloma and Claire Kau, sister Naomi Asato and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Richard Seiyu Shinsato

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June 27, 2015
Richard Seiyu “Shingi” Shinsato, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Honsador Inc. sales representative, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Fujiko “Fudge,” son Steven, daughters Lynne Hanzawa and Sandra Shinsato, brother Robert, sisters Jane Kaneshiro and Sally Higa, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Sally Sumaye Hara

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June 26, 2015
Sally Sumaye Hara, 91, of Honolulu, a retired American Linen Co. seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Tom Sikhattana

Posted On July 28th, 2015 -

July 19, 2015
Tom “Bountham” Sikhattana, 79, of Waimanalo, a farmer, died in Kailua. He was born in Ban Don Kho, Laos. He is survived by wife Sone; sons Phonesavane, Khemphet and Somdeth Keosavanh; daughters Phetdavanh Lewton, Phonemany Webb, and Rasamy and Kedsoulinh Keosavanh; brothers Bountheung, Phousavath and Phouang Vixaysakd; sisters Somphone Khounphixay and Somphanh Phanphengdy; and 16 grandchildren. Private services.

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Futoshi Hirakawa

Posted On July 28th, 2015 -

July 1, 2015
Futoshi Hirakawa, 88, of Honolulu, an independent agent for Premier Insurance, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Rose K.; son Gary; daughters Cynthia and Penny Hirakawa, and June Masuno; brother Peter; and five grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Edgel LeRoy Simmons

Posted On July 28th, 2015 -

July 21, 2015
Edgel LeRoy Simmons, 76, of Honolulu, a carpet entrepreneur, died in Honolulu. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Sandra A., sons Cory and Ryan Y.L., daughter Michelle K., brother Keith, sister Christie and a grandchild. Private services.

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Iris Noenoe Johnson Hustace

Posted On July 28th, 2015 -

July 14, 2015
Iris Noenoe Johnson Hustace, 90, of Kailua, a secretary, died at home. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by daughter Janis Calton, stepson Charles III and stepdaughter Ginger Kauwalu. Private services. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Rose Yoshiko Tokuyama

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July 11, 2015
Rose Yoshiko Tokuyama, 90, of Honolulu, a stenographer, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by brothers Robert and George. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Katsuye Ibara

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June 22, 2015
Katsuye “Kats” Ibara, 92, of Pearl City, a Hawaiian Electric Co. retiree and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company K, died in Pearl City. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Nora S., son Scott, daughters Lori Onaga and Wendy Tomishima, brothers Lloyd and Al, sisters Mitsue Kimura and Yaeko Suehiro, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

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Rosaline Balino Wolfe

Posted On July 28th, 2015 -

June 20, 2015
Rosaline Balino Wolfe, 91, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Victor; daughter Patricia Bunyan; brothers Johnny and Henry Castilo; sisters Lenora Balino, Hope Martin, Margaret Milldrum and Francis Mathey; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Mass: 11 a.m. Inurnment at a later date.

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Edward K. Jensen Sr.

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June 29, 2015
Edward K. Jensen Sr., 97, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died in Henderson, Nev. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Hans, Edwin “Champ” Jr., Rocky and Robert “Flash”; daughter Rose “Lei” Lozano; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Fumio Yanagi

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June 23, 2015
Fumio Yanagi, 87, of Mililani, a retired Boeing Co. engineer, died in Ewa Beach. He was born on Maui. Private services.

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Jarrett William Tetsuo Karasaki

Posted On July 28th, 2015 -

July 2, 2015
Jarrett William Tetsuo Karasaki, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired Bank of Hawaii West Oahu senior vice president, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan E., son Chad, daughters Staci Karasaki and Dana Riley, brother John Paul, sister Georgia Goeas and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha business attire. No flowers. Updated information for an obituary published Monday.

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Evelyn Yoshiko Yoza

Posted On July 28th, 2015 -

June 28, 2015
Evelyn Yoshiko Yoza, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired salesclerk for Liberty House and Macy’s, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Services: 10 a.m. Aug. 8 at Kaneohe Missionary Baptist Church, 45-131 Waikapoki Road. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Valerie-Mae Ululani Keohuhu

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April 12, 2015
Valerie-Mae Ululani Keohuhu, 61, of Waipahu died in a caregiver’s residence. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Helen Liu; brothers Richard, Kainoa and Keoni; sisters Charlene Telles, Theresa Susa, Ruth Williams and Kaleolani-Lee Keohuhu; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Coral Sands Beach Park. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Crystal Annette Keonaona Fernandes

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 4, 2015
Crystal Annette Keonaona Fernandes, 41, of Hilo, a store manager for Walmart in Hilo and a former manager for Walmart in Lihue and Mililani, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by wife Anessa, son Victor Velazquez, daughter Ashley Borges, mother Annette Byrd, brothers Alexander “Alika” and Robert, sister Amber and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Service: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Margaret Lanakila Samson

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July 7, 2015
Margaret Lanakila “Lana” Samson, 72, of Kaneohe, a retired nurse at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Queen’s. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Wilford; children Wade, Wanda and Kealoha; brothers Ronald Morrison, William N. Anguay, Henry Cohen and Lynwood Jenkins; and sisters Naomi Kaalakea-Evanochick, Joy Cohen, Pam Kaalakea, Jean Morrison and Denise Anguay. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Allen Yi Hung

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 16, 2015
Allen Yi Hung, 56, of Honolulu, a project coordinator for WATG Associates, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by wife Fanny, sons Lewis and Arthur, daughter Perry and parents Chi Fai and Annie C.N. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

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Albert Tadamasa Tanimura

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 13, 2015
Albert Tadamasa Tanimura, 80, of Honolulu, a retired vice president for Central Pacific Bank, retired loan officer for the Small Business Administration and Hawaii Economic Development Corp., and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Yamaguchi, Japan. He is survived by wife Patsy M. and son Bradley T. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Jodo Mission of Hawaii. Service: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Potenciana Carlos Ignacio

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 4, 2015
Potenciana Carlos Ignacio, 86, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Marikina City, Philippines. She is survived by husband Homero G.; sons Dan, Tony and June; daughter Lenny Santos; brothers Armando, Florante and Rey Carlos; sisters Leoncia Chiu, Clarita Pascual, Lulu Reyes and Aida Rufo; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information given in an obituary Saturday.

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Elizabeth Moelilia Tufi

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 15, 2015
Elizabeth Moelilia Tufi, 57, of Kapolei, a maintenance worker at Mokulele Elementary School, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Pulefano T. Tufi and Otis T. Whitman; daughter Muluea P. Mualem; brothers Silafa’i, Pulefano, Samson and Jonathan Tufi, and Ted Jr. and Joshua Hackbarth; sisters Feliua’i P. Leota, Theo Leatumauga, Charmaine Cornell and Jennie Fukushima; and a grandchild. Service: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Jarrett William Tetsuo Karasaki

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 2, 2015
Jarrett William Tetsuo Karasaki, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired Bank of Hawaii West Oahu senior vice president, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan E., son Chad, daughters Staci Karasaki and Dana Riley, brother John Paul, sister Georgia Goeas and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service: 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the American Cancer Society, Hawaii Pacific Inc., 2370 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96817. Aloha attire.

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Gerundio Eublera Madrid

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 9, 2015
Gerundio Eublera “John” Madrid, 98, of Hilo, a retired bellman for the Sheraton Waikiki, a former bellman for the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and a former bell captain for the Alexander Young Hotel, died at home. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Carolina; sons George, Gary and Gilbert; daughters Carolina Griep and Cecilia Madrid; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Service: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section K. Celebration-of-life potluck luncheon to follow at Kolekole Beach Park. Aloha or casual attire.

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Louis Martines

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 15, 2015
Louis “Louie” Martines, 96, of Hilo, a retired county truck driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Reginald “Reggie” and Michael “Mike”; daughter Pearl Nakamura; brother Manual “Marty”; sisters Isabel “Bella” Miranda, Frances “Sica” Farias, Dolores Vermeulan and Rosa Garcia; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Service: 2:30 p.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section E. Casual attire.

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Helen Alvarez Mendez

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

July 1, 2015
Helen Alvarez Mendez, 91, of Honolulu, a retired forelady for Young Laundry, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Raymond Jr., daughter Mildred M. Castillo, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Service: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount, 1614 Monte St., Honolulu. Service: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Sue Lan Mun

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July 9, 2015
Sue Lan Mun, 90, of Pearl City, a Hickam Air Force Base accounting department retiree, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert K.C., sons Thomas J. and Phillip K., daughters Eloise Lu and Karen Garcia, sisters Andrea and Lily Yee, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Service: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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James Seiji Nakama

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

June 6, 2015
James Seiji Nakama, 57, of Pukalani, Maui, a former Boeing software engineer, died on Maui. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by sister Dorothy R. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service: 4 p.m. No flowers.

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William Yoshikazu Nakamori

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June 22, 2015
William Yoshikazu Nakamori, 83, of Wahiawa, a retired Hawaiian Airlines aircraft mechanic, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son Bryce, daughters Jill Ledward and Kim Nakamori, sisters Jean Nacario and Jane Watanabe, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Service: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Tomoyuki Okagawa

Posted On July 27th, 2015 -

June 13, 2015
Tomoyuki Okagawa, 88, of Waianae died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Janice T. Togashi and numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

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