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Ali Mohammad Sabbaghi

Posted On October 28th, 2014 -

Oct. 18, 2014
Ali Mohammad Sabbaghi, 95, of Ewa Beach died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Iran. He is survived by son Homayun, daughters Nashir Sabbaghi and Sousan Shen, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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David Kalani Foster

Posted On October 28th, 2014 -

Sept. 15, 2014
David Kalani Foster, 51, of Haleiwa, a construction worker, died in Haleiwa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ednette C., son David K., daughters Eleni D.K. and Carolyn L., brothers Daniel P. Jr. and Cyrus L., sister Geraldine P. McCormick and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Alii Beach Park, Haleiwa.

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Jeanette Chung Zane

Posted On October 28th, 2014 -

Aug. 23, 2014
Jeanette Chung Zane, 92, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Danette Barientos and Janielle Akamine, son Gregory Peters, brother Percy Chung, sister Gladys Ahtuck, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial: 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Leatrice Masako Goya

Posted On October 28th, 2014 -

Sept. 17, 2014
Leatrice Masako Goya, 93, of Honolulu, a retired clerk typist for the California Department of Transportation, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by son Glenn E., daughter Patsy Akamine and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Russell R. Groat

Posted On October 28th, 2014 -

Oct. 17, 2014
Russell R. Groat, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Kamehameha Schools teacher and a Navy veteran, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in Hinsdale, Ill. He is survived by spouse Hean Teh, brother Leonard S. and sisters Marjorie E. Baldwin and Mary G. Hilliard. Private services. Donations suggested to Child Fund International, Oxfam America or Project Hope. Incorrect information published in an obituary printed Thursday.

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Dennis Keonaona Kaawa Sr.

Posted On October 28th, 2014 -

Oct. 13, 2014
Dennis Keonaona “Tutu” Kaawa Sr., 66, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a self-employed farmer and fisherman, former Punaluu Village Restaurant cook and Kau orange farmer, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Dennis Jr., Daniel and Derick; daughters Kimberly Kauwe and Kristy Hughes; brothers Dave Sr., Larry and Eric; sisters Sarah Lazar, Doris Silva, Stephanie Mento and Verna, Evon and Gail Kaawa; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kau ward. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Jane Leilani Kamanu

Posted On October 28th, 2014 -

Oct. 12, 2014
Jane Leilani “Gramz” Kamanu, 81, of Waimanalo, an administrative assistant for Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Brian, sisters Lurline “Maggie” Badeaux and Patricia Kaleohano, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Elsie Shizuko Kamiya

Posted On October 28th, 2014 -

Oct. 9, 2014
Elsie Shizuko Kamiya, 90, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Charlene Nakashima and Merlene Nitta; brothers Takeo and Takemori Ishiki; sisters Kikue Toma, Doris Zlomke and Shirley Araki; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Yu-Chao Janny Chen

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 18, 2014
Yu-Chao Janny Chen, 79, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Taiwan. She is survived by sons Chieh-Hau and Fu Hua, daughter Tsui Hua, three brothers, two sisters and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Hideyo Nakao

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 3, 2014
Hideyo Nakao, 88, of Aiea, a retired administrative assistant for Wyatt Co., died at home. She was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. She is survived by brother Yasuo and sisters Kayo Nakao and Fumie Beppu. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Norman C. Choy

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 7, 2014
The Rev. Norman C. Choy, 66, of Honolulu, a Chinese Baptist Church minister, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Zhongshan, China. He is survived by wife Yuen Wah “Anita,” sons Nathan and Nick, sister Rebecca Miyasato and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Waialae Baptist Church, 1047 21st Ave. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Joseph Iokepaokalani Priestly

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 11, 2014
Father Joseph Iokepaokalani Priestly, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Roman Catholic priest who served in many parishes including St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo and St. Anthony Catholic Church on Maui, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Mystical Rose Chapel. Eulogy: 5:30 p.m. Mass: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. Nov. 10 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to hawaiifuneralservices .com.

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Margaret Sueko Fujita

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Sept. 17, 2014
Margaret Sueko Fujita, 80, of Honolulu, a registered nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Glenn, daughter Amy Hashimoto and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Christopher David Romah

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Sept. 30, 2014
Christopher David Romah, 39, of Hilo, a Hawaiian Electric Light Co. safety administrator and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Wendy L., son Arrow K., parents Thomas and Dawn, brother Tom, sister Marie Yarbrough and grandparents Geneva W. Campbell and Situ Romah. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Lester Yuk Waa Goo

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 15, 2014
Lester Yuk Waa Goo, 66, of Kapaa, a waterman, Kauai. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son Edward C.K., daughters Alana Frazier and Dr. Kaimana Goo, mother Elsie M.L., sister Sylvia Gibboney, brothers Bernard and Roland, former wife Gretchen and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at Anini Beach by the boat ramp. Services: 11 a.m. No flowers.

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Bernardo Acob Rumbaoa

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 8, 2014
Bernardo Acob Rumbaoa, 92, of Stone Mountain, Ga., died in Stone Mountain. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Cristina D.; sons Carlos D. and Aurelio D.; daughters Soledad R. Bellard, Felisa R. Cadavona, Esperanza R. Hocks and Carmelita D. Rumbaoa; 18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Francisca Felipe Ignacio

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 10, 2014
Francisca Felipe “Ikit” Ignacio, 99, of Aiea died at home. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by son Jeff F. Ignacio, daughter Irene I. McCallister, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Sunset Memorial. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Frank Tamotsu Sasaoka

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 19, 2014
Frank Tamotsu Sasaoka, 80, of Honolulu, a retired principal for Wahiawa Intermediate, Radford High and Kaahumanu Elementary schools, died in Honolulu. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Janet S., son Byron Y., daughters Laurie S. Yonamine and FayAnne H. Sasaoka, sister Amy Wong and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Nov. 4 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Bienvenido Ines

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 1, 2014
Bienvenido Ines, 83, of Honolulu, a retired employee of Waikiki Community Center and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church School, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Antonia C.; sons Armando, Nelson and Jill; daughters Editha Dinoza, Deorita Segundo, Estelita Dyson, Jovelita Domingo and Helen Pascua; 25 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Helen Sumi Serai

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Sept. 29, 2014
Helen Sumi Serai, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Duane, sister Pauline Oda and three grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire.

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Adolph Johansen Jr.

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 2, 2014
Adolph “Junior” Johansen Jr., 83, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a Manuka State Park caretaker and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Christine; son Mel; daughters Heidi, Kandi and Tina; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Waikaumalo Park in Ninole, Hawaii. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Soo Nam Song

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 10, 2014
Soo Nam Song, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by son Reuben S.D. and Victor S.O., daughter Elizabeth E. Kinard, sisters Soo Kyung Woo and Soo Myung Ferrante, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Burial: 2 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Nancy Emiko Kanno

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 29, 2014
Nancy Emiko Kanno, 90, of Waipahu died in Kailua. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by stepson Alton, daughters Celeste Inake and Amy Yagi, stepdaughter Wanda Yamaguchi, brothers Lawrence and Richard Kawamoto, sisters Elinor Suzuki and Janice Horii, caregivers Thomas Takara Jr. and Cynthia Salvador, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Luis Flores Tabigne

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 6, 2014
Luis Flores Tabigne, 94, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Veronica, son Rudy, daughters Tessie Dela Cruz and Trini Ipalari, 14 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 am. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Shizuko Akamine

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 13, 2014
Shizuko Akamine, 92, of Hilo, a former assistant manager for Finance Factors and insurance agent for Occidental Underwriters of Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Martha Terao and Alison Akamine; brothers Eichiro “Joe,” Douglas and Thomas Higa; sisters Tomie Higa, Tsuruko Shimabukuro and Amy Ban; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Richard Masao Kataoka

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Sept. 11, 2014
Richard Masao Kataoka, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Alakai Mechanical Corp. project engineer and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Patsy, sons Alan and Brian, brother Kaname “Bob” and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Shizue Tokuda

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Sept. 24, 2014
Shizue Tokuda, 99, of Honolulu, a retired cafeteria worker for Dole and Libby companies, died in a private care home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Steven, daughters Rose Fukushima and Judith Uyehara, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Sharon L. Bender

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 20, 2014
Sharon L. Bender, 66, of Honolulu, a waitress at Irish Rose, Rose & Crown, Harbor Pub and Sand Bar, died. She was born in Homer, N.Y. She is survived by companion Miller Brewski; sons Miles and Ethan; daughter Gretchen; hanai daughters Dawn, Sherry and Lisa; brother the Rev. James Luan; sister Connie Birmingham; and nine grandchildren. Services to be held in California at a later date. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Katsumi Matsukawa

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 8, 2014
Katsumi “Jane” Matsukawa, 97, of Honolulu, a retired state outreach worker and former school cafeteria manager, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Glenn, Edward and Michael; sister Kimiko Sugibayashi; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Waimea Foreign Church on Kauai. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Casual attire. Incorrect information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Lourdes Calabitin Tolentino

Posted On October 27th, 2014 -

Oct. 12, 2014
Lourdes Calabitin Tolentino, 51, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Florencio; sons Lourence, Frodel and Melvin; daughter Lenie; brothers Dominador, Emeterio, Edwin and Nelson Calabitin; and sisters Augustina Calamaan and Emily Bareng. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Casual attire.

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