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Iwalani Leling Leopoldo

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

Jan. 1, 2016
Iwalani Leling Leopoldo, 76, of Waianae, a retired Navy Exchange employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Norman Jr. and Bertram Leopoldo, and Michael, Anthony and Patrick Roque; daughter Constance “Connie” Mahuka; stepson Thomas; stepdaughters Kathy Terry, Jacqueline Leopoldo, Donna Virgin and Doreen Palumbo; brother Alan “Bobo” Tabayoyon; sisters Wendy Kalili, Frances “Fat” Victorino and Constance “Connie” Rohas; 29 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 11 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in obituaries published Feb. 1, 2 and 7.

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Linda Joyce Martin

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

Jan. 9, 2016
Linda Joyce Martin, 68, of Mililani died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Timothy Fernandez, and Michael, Steven and John Martin; and sisters Carmen and Hope Martin, and Naomi Fernandez. Visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 12 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Ralph H. Nabeta

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

Jan. 19, 2016
Ralph H. Nabeta, 84, of Los Angeles, formerly of Hilo, a retired IBM employee and an Army veteran, died in Los Angeles. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mildred, sons Randall and Wayne, and sister Nora. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Martha Mariano Salamanca

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Jan. 29, 2016
Martha Mariano Salamanca, 88, of Ewa Beach, a Nuuanu Hale housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Santa Ignacia, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by son Glenn, daughter Ophelia Jane Daus, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 14 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Rodney Allan Sandobal

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

Dec. 13, 2015
Rodney Allan Sandobal, 61, of Wahiawa, a mason, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Terry Kay; sons Roman Tani, and Rodney, Raymond, Rory, Christopher and Michael Sandobal; daughters Robbie Tani, Kawena Alcos, Ua Tuahine, and Sanoe, Namamo Alii O Kauiki “Iki,” Mahunaalii and Namahana Ika Leleo Nalani “Nama” Sandobal; mother Shirley; brothers Wendell, Dennis “Denny,” Michael, Benjamin “Baba,” Jose and Jarrod; sisters Jodie Pifer, Giselle Rezantes, LeAnn Sandobal and Jaime Lyn Kamaunu; 30 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Uiti Ielu Siaosi Jr.

Posted On February 9th, 2016 -

Jan. 29, 2016
Uiti Ielu Siaosi Jr., 45, of Laie died in Kahuku Medical Center. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Lena “Lehua”; son Samuel “Pono”; stepmother Taofi; brothers Chris, Shannon, Ithran and Uitasi; and sisters Laki Leota, Delilah Brown and Tiara Siaosi-Flores. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii Stake Center. Services at noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Robert Wah Jun Tom

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Jan. 2, 2016
Robert Wah Jun Tom, 88, of Honolulu, retired owner of Carpet & Drapery Hawaii and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Wendell Y.T., daughter Jacalyn Y.P. Oda, brother Stanley K.W. and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at St. Alban’s Chapel, ‘Iolani School. Services at noon.

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Robert V. Fraker

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 7, 2016
Robert V. Fraker, 83, of Kaneohe, a former airline and flight school owner and manager, Cessna Aircraft International Division employee and an Oklahoma Air National Guard veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Chickasha, Okla. He is survived by nieces Cathy Gruber, Janis Cibelli and Gail Whipple; and caregiver Jaime Horton. Committal services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. at 95 Nakoko Place, second floor, Honolulu Airport.

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Kenneth Kaname Tomita

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Jan. 20, 2016
Kenneth Kaname Tomita, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk and an Army veteran, died in Hale Nani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by sons Jason M. and Troy A., daughter Tina M. Morishima, companion Karen Okubo, brother Leon, sister Lily and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Richard Alan Henderson

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Jan. 29, 2016
Richard Alan Henderson, 69, of Keaau and Volcano, Hawaii, a retired finish carpenter, boat builder and maintenance head at Volcano Golf & Country Club and a Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by brother Robert S. Private services.

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Violet Y. Van Epps

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Jan. 9, 2016
Violet Y. Van Epps, 93, of Kaneohe died. She was born in Aukuni, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Faith Salas; son Brian Goings; brothers Henry, Robert and Daniel Yotsuda; sisters Kimiko Okano, Natsuko Pitts and Misue Shota; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Dennis Michael Hesia Sr.

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Dec. 27, 2015
Dennis Michael Hesia Sr., 70, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Highway Construction foreman and a professional boxer and trainer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Colleen L. Dwyer Hesia; sons Frank Mousser, and Dennis M. Jr., Richard J., Robert D., Everett I.D. and Dennett M.K. Hesia; daughters Shereen M. Hesia Garcia and Deneen K.D. Hesia; brothers John and Frank Hesia, Enrique Rodrigues, and Richard, Delbert and Darryl Diaz; sisters Matilda Hesia, Emelia Rodrigues and Lori Diaz; and numerous grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ulu Mau Village, Heeia State Park, 46-465 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Sadao Yamamoto

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 16, 2016
Sadao Yamamoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired George Murashige Contractors carpenter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dennis, daughter Amy, brother Tetsuo, sister Alice Moriwake and a grandchild. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Takashi Ishihara

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Jan. 26, 2016
Takashi Ishihara, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration clerk and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys; sons Alan, John and Glenn; daughter Anne Sakamoto; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Angela Primina Yokotake

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Jan. 18, 2016
Angela Primina Yokotake, 91, of Honolulu, a retired child caregiver for Waimea Elementary School on Kauai, died in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Niki Fukuroda and Penny Murata, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m.

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Christine Namaka Kakalia

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Jan. 13, 2016
Christine Namaka Kakalia, 81, of Ewa Beach, formerly of Wahiawa, a receptionist for Cutter Dodge Pearl City, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kohanaiki, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Wayne; sons Edwin, Wendell and Leslie Lorenz, Wesley Tailan and Robert Manning; daughters Carol Hashimoto, Roxanne Czarnick, Virginia Silva and Brenda Villegas; brother Julias “Sonny” Lee; sisters Ala Ouye and Sadie Cardoza; 36 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kanana Fou Church, 94-261 Kunia Road, Waipahu. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lorraine Yoshiko Kaneshiro

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 5, 2016
Lorraine Yoshiko Kaneshiro, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Holo Holo Apparel seamstress, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wesley T. Harano and Marc Y. Hirata, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Satuday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m.

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Carmen Rosa Hiroko Kitagawa

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Jan. 12, 2016
Carmen Rosa Hiroko Kitagawa, 94, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Lima, Peru. She is survived by husband Shoji, son Gary K., daughters Karen Kitagawa-James and Carol Kitagawa, sisters Chisato Onuma and Satchie Kawamoto, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Ricardo C. Lapenia

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 2, 2016
Ricardo C. Lapenia, 103, of Wahiawa, a Dole Plantation retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by sons Lawrence, Danny, Rowland and Anthony; daughters Caroline Paasch, Frances Tomei, Magdaline Yadao, Arlene Burton and Jennifer Ibert; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Eric Hornor Liljestrand

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 23, 2016
Eric Hornor Liljestrand, 67, of Makawao, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by brother Bob and sisters Wendla Liljestrand and Lana Craigo. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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James McAlister

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Jan. 19, 2016
James McAlister, 93, of Mililani, a missionary, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. He was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He is survived by wife Helen, son Daniel, daughter JoAnne Morikawa and four grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Oceanview Bible Chapel.

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De’Juley Tiffany Michaels

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 12, 2016
De’Juley Tiffany Michaels, 44, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sisters Ofeira Wilson, Samiulaula Mareko and Marietta Lemafa; and brothers Eteuati, Alesana and Scott Michael, and Tulei Pele. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Elsie Hisano Nakagawa

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Jan. 27, 2016
Elsie Hisano Nakagawa, 65, of Aiea died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Ernest N. and sisters Thelma M., Helen N., Amy K. and Nancy H. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rebecca Jo Pouliot

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Jan. 24, 2016
Rebecca Jo “Becca” Pouliot, 68, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired seafarer, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. She is survived by daughter Regina Joblin. No services.

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Eiko Tamaki Sakuma

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 31, 2016
Eiko Tamaki Sakuma, 84, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired housekeeper for the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Taiwan. She is survived by sisters June Bennett and Michiyo Kakazu, and brothers Hitoshi and Yogi Tamaki. No services. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Natsuko Yamamoto Tada

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Jan. 24, 2016
Natsuko Yamamoto Tada, 86, of Kapaa, Kauai, an employee of Kapaa Big Save Snack Bar and Kapaa Bakery, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward H., sons Glenn and Leslie, daughters Deborah Tada and Susan Wilson, sister Reiko Yoshimura and five grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Apolonia Cortez Fontanilla

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 5, 2016
Apolonia Cortez Fontanilla, 96, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Clemente, Urbano and Ruben; daughter Caridad Cortez; sister Feliciana Piano; brother Crispin Cortez; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Salaevalu Manuo Toilolo Thomsen

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Jan. 25, 2016
Salaevalu Manuo Toilolo Thomsen, 68, of Waipahu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by husband Billy; daughters Leuta and Matilda Toilolo; son Totoa Toilolo; sisters Lonise, Fitugafulu, Sepolataemo and Rowena Toilolo; brothers Oliovaigafa and Safsten Toilolo; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Laie Cemetery. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Tomasa Barruga

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 11, 2016
Tomasa “Masing” Barruga, 92, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Eddie, daughter Jane Cunningham, brother Manual Corotan and sister Marcela Rarangol. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Service: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Gene Michael Miner

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 29, 2016
Gene Michael Miner, also known as “Butch,” “Pops” and “Whitey,” 67, of Aiea, a security guard and Air Force retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Mount Upton, N.Y. He is survived by wife Nicolasa S.A.; daughters Marsha L. Miner, Christi D. Colletti, Angie R. Swearingen and Leslie A.M. Cintron; brothers John and William; sisters Joan Wildenstein and Dianna Wheeler; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at Oahu Mortuary and Chapel. Service: 10 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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