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Lin Loy Kuualoha Chang

Posted On December 16th, 2014 -

Dec. 7, 2014
Lin Loy Kuualoha Chang, 68, of Belmont, Calif., died in Honokaa, Hawaii. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George M. Meding; sons Kyp K. and K. Kuekaa Jones; mother Audrey “Aunty Hina;” brothers Thomas “Tommy,” Winfield, Bruce “Alii” and Sanford; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Imiola Congregational Church. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice.

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Sallie Michie Yamashita

Posted On December 16th, 2014 -

Dec. 9, 2014
Sallie Michie Yamashita, 76, of Honolulu, retired co-owner of Stanaire Sheetmetal, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stanley K.; sons Karl T. and Kelly J.; daughter Arlene M.; brother Roy Nakahama; sisters Lesley Oku, Mary Nakahama and Linda Nakaima; and a grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Doris Hanako Kutara

Posted On December 16th, 2014 -

Oct. 28, 2014
Doris Hanako Kutara, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Kahala Hilton Hotel housekeeper, died in Hono­lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Melvin T. and Brian I.; daughter Denise H. Mishima; brother Herbert Kitabata; sisters Gladys Ishikawa, Alice Oto, Jane Yorita and Violet Kumashiro; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Haruko Oyama

Posted On December 16th, 2014 -

Dec. 2, 2014
Haruko Oyama, 96, of Kaneohe, a retired restaurant cook, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Richard and Glenn, daughters Ethel Higa and Susan Nawatani, sisters Edith T. Miyasato and Eleanor Hoshide, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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James Wah Soong Chun

Posted On December 16th, 2014 -

Nov. 25, 2014
James Wah Soong “Jimmy” Chun, 90, of Honolulu, retired co-owner of Chun Mew Ting Poultry Farm and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jin Yee Chun, daughters Lolly Chun and Hayley Young, son Denton, brother Stephen and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha or casual attire.

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Dolores Larsen

Posted On December 16th, 2014 -

Dec. 7, 2014
Dolores “Grandma D” Larsen, 91, of Haleiwa died in Honolulu. She was born in Missoula, Mont. She is survived by daughters Layne and Sandra J., brother Jim Haas and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Carol Ann Kiyomi Perreida

Posted On December 16th, 2014 -

Dec. 5, 2014
Carol Ann Kiyomi Perreida, 71, of Honolulu, an administrative assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wilfred, daughters Sharla Perreida and Kristin Ogata, and sister Gail Ogawa. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ronela Z. Cielo

Posted On December 16th, 2014 -

Nov. 19, 2014
Ronela Z. “Oning” Cielo, 57, of Waipahu, a former Waimalu Chop Suey employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Arnold, Ronald and Arnel; daughter Anna May Valerio; numerous brothers and sisters; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Olwen Patricia Lewis-Estocado

Posted On December 16th, 2014 -

Nov. 26, 2014
Olwen Patricia Lewis-Estocado, 63, of Kaneohe, an elementary school teacher, died in Kailua. She was born in Sydney, Australia. She is survived by husband Donald Estocado, daughters Chandra Amuimuia and Amber Brinley-Nyza, stepsons Donald Mellow and Dustin Estocado, stepdaughter Shanel Isabel, sisters Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen and Margaret Swan, father Evan Lewis, 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation and services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Loaa Park, Kahaluu. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Michael William S. Pinson

Posted On December 16th, 2014 -

Nov. 23, 2014
Michael William S. “Mikey” Pinson, 37, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Manila, Philippines. He is survived by wife Merla, sons George W. Pinson and Jonavin Tuquero, daughters Katelyn C. Pinson and Jessica Tuquero, and mother Estalita Shimabukuro. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Jada Togitoto Fina’i

Posted On December 16th, 2014 -

Dec. 13, 2014
Jada Togitoto Fina’i, 41, of Laie died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by mother Leialoha, brother Vilivili Jr. and sisters Charl Tailele, Tara Makaafi and Leialoha Naeata. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 8th ward chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Diana Autor Liberato

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Nov. 14, 2014
Diana Autor Liberato, 93, of Honolulu, a retired private care home operator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Rebecca Kanekoa, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Temple, 2464 N. School St. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Elsie Sakae Suyenaga

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Nov. 27, 2014
Elsie Sakae Suyenaga, 84, of Riverside, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Ewa Beach Elementary teacher, died in Magnolia Rehab. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Matthew. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Donovan Kealohaokalani Keliiaa

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Dec. 4, 2014
Donovan Kealohaokalani Keliiaa, 33, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Bernadette “Bernie,” sister Dawn M. and grandparents Sam and Betty. Celebration-of-life services: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Kenneth Francis Wilson

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Dec. 8, 2014
Kenneth Francis Wilson, 74, of Kailua, a retired Foodland meat department manager for the Kaneohe and Kailua stores, died in Kailua. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Leona J. Bringman-Wilson, son Kenneth Mark and daughter Donna Patrice Searls. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiian-memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Norman Y. Kitazaki

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Dec. 10, 2014
Norman Y. Kitazaki, 84, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Wailupe. He is survived by wife Jane T.; son Edwin; daughters Phyllis Taketa, Jennifer Kitazaki and Audrey Amona; brothers Walter, James and George; sisters Masumi Shoma, Kathleen Shimata, Florence Endo and Jean Tomita; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 4 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 23 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hue Thi Le

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Nov. 28, 2014
Hue Thi Le, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Quang Tri, Vietnam. She is survived by husband Muoi Viet; sons Hung, Cuong and Quoc; daughters Mai, Thanh Huong, Bich Van and Bich Lien; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Co-Cathedral of Saint Theresa, 712 N. School St. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Marco Salvador Enriquez

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Nov. 27, 2014
Marco Salvador Enriquez, 72, of Kahului, a hotel industry worker and an entrepreneur, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Liwliwa; sons Hector and Lemar; daughters Catherine Vega and Maria-Gerlie Garcia; brothers Eddie, Ricardo and Ernesto; sisters Fely Salazar and Ine Manansala; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Benjamin Keao Pamatigan

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Nov. 30, 2014
Benjamin Keao Pamatigan, 77, of Kaneohe, a general superintendent, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Bonnie; sons Benjamin Jr., Ervin, Nathaniel and Patrick; daughter Jewel Kaleohano; hanai son Clifford Clarke; brothers Bobby, Kay and Kenneth Abilay; sisters Terry Mansano, Jane Felicilda and Lorraine Pires; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kaneohe Congregational Church, 45-114 Waikapoki Road. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Esther Chiyeko Fujioka

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Nov. 26, 2014
Esther Chiyeko Fujioka, 86, of Kailua, a retired Japanese instructor for Hawaii Pacific University, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alvin K.; daughters Wanda C. Fujioka-Logan, Gail A. Kim-Moe, Carol A. Tribbey and Jan M. Mishima; brothers Franklin and Stanley Nakano; sister Alice Bruner; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m.

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Joseph Perreira Jr.

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Nov. 30, 2014
Joseph “Joe” Perreira Jr., 58, of Hilo, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Joson, daughter Hulali, mother Edna Capello-Perreira, brothers Robert Maertens and Samuel Perreira, and sisters Iris Perreira-Roelse and Agnes Perreira-Fesolai. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Graveside committal service: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Shiro Funayama

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Nov. 6, 2014
Shiro Funayama, 87, of Ewa Beach, a federal government retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by brother Hachi and sister Betty Nakata. Private services.

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Thaddeus Matthew Pirga Jr.

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Nov. 9, 2014
Thaddeus Matthew “Ted” Pirga Jr., 70, of Honolulu, a retired welder, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence “Flo” U.; daughters Tracy Dwire and Shelly Hare; brothers James and Timothy; sisters Elizabeth “Lani” Goodman and Stasia Barcelona; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Arthur Valentine Hollinger Jr.

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Nov. 12, 2014
Arthur Valentine “Art” Hollinger Jr., 84, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a retired salesman and engineer for Chevron and an Air Force veteran, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in San Pedro, Calif. He is survived by wife Marge; daughters Terry Hollinger, Tamera Kimi, Tracy Jardine, Jamie Kema and Trini Kaanoi; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Kailua. Memorial Mass: 10:45 a.m. Urn burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Gertrude Chun Quon

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Dec. 7, 2014
Gertrude Chun Quon, 83, of Honolulu, a Verizon retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kendall; daughters Kennydeen Quon, Kristi Esquef and Kerri Vincent; brother David Chun; sisters Jane Bacon, Mildred Tai, Cornelia Morin and Sandra Chun; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Wallace N. Ishimine

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Nov. 21, 2014
Wallace N. Ishimine, 76, of Honolulu, a federal government retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shizuko, sons Arthur and Jon, brother Charles and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Dec. 22 at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual attire.

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Kenneth Kwai Sung Quon

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Nov. 11, 2014
Kenneth Kwai Sung “Sonny” Quon, 84, of Honolulu, a Sealy Mattress Co. retiree and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kendall; daughters Kennydeen Quon, Kristi Esquef and Kerri Vincent; brother Steven; sister Mildred “Millie” Ho; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Yoshie Iwahashi

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Dec. 5, 2014
Yoshie Iwahashi, 91, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired seamstress, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by son Eric; daughter Maureen Kawaoka; brothers Yukio, Mitsuo, Hiromi and Isao Tanaka; sisters Shizue Ichinotsubo, Kikuko Kuwahara and Loretta Hayashida; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Tofatu Lale Saole

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Dec. 1, 2014
Tofatu Lale Saole, 72, of Honolulu, a warehouse manager, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Sailele, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Lusia; sons Alex, Lee, Andrew, Abel and Gavelin; daughters Leilani Demankowski, Enna DelaCruz and Christine Saole; brothers Agaifanua, Fa’agau A. and Tofatu Toliniu; sisters Fesuia’i Moeai, Evelyn To’omata, Siufaga Lui and Tauolo Iloilo; and 17 grandchildren. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Parker United Methodist Church, 45-211 Waikalua Road, Kaneohe. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Donald Bunji Kaneshiro

Posted On December 15th, 2014 -

Sept. 19, 2014
Donald Bunji Kaneshiro, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Army master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by sons John and Kenneth; daughter Sandra Thoss; brothers Toki, Baron and Hiro Toyama; sisters Mineko Wilhelm, Fujie Beyer and Ritsuko Ross; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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