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Flora F. Kakuni

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 11, 2013
Flora F. Kakuni, 89, of Honolulu, an RCA Global Communications accounting supervisor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by husband Noboru, son Richard, brother Minoru Yamauchi, sisters Hanako Tokioka and Betty Warden, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private burial. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Lucinda Jean Weaver

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 14, 2013
Lucinda Jean Weaver, 91, of Kaneohe died at home, and her husband, Robert John Weaver, 78, anArmy lieutenant colonel who served in World War II, died in California. She was born in California. He was born in Nebraska. They are survived by daughters Jeanne E. Bernauer and Martha Weaver, and a grandchild. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Leonarda Domingo

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Aug. 30, 2013
Leonarda “Nora” Domingo, 85, of Ewa Beach, a retired Del Monte truck driver, died in Kapolei. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Feliciano M.; sons Johnny Quia, Elfren Alviar, Roland Belena and Nicky Domingo; daughters Marcie Cabico, Nita Elvenia, Tessie Vierra, Mila Powers, Angie Calamaan, Val Mowers, Marcia D. Sumile and Abby D. Bassim; brother George Binabise; sister Rose Clavel; 24 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Kapolei. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ricky R. Kimata

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Aug. 25, 2013
Ricky R. Kimata, 63, of Centennial, Colo., a retired United Airlines customer service employee and a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Centennial. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Cathi, mother Miyako, brothers Gary and Wayne, and sister Pearl Okino. Services held in Parker, Colo.

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Robert John Weaver

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

June 6, 1996
Lucinda Jean Weaver, 91, of Kaneohe died at home, and her husband, Robert John Weaver, 78, anArmy lieutenant colonel who served in World War II, died in California. She was born in California. He was born in Nebraska. They are survived by daughters Jeanne E. Bernauer and Martha Weaver, and a grandchild. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Laurence Allen Evans

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 10, 2013
Laurence Allen Evans, 73, of Honolulu, a teacher, died at home. He was born in San Pedro, Calif. He is survived by sons Enoch, Aaron and Warren; daughter Naomi McCoy; and five grandchildren. No services.

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Arestedes Villa Lorenzo

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 9, 2013
Arestedes Villa Lorenzo, also known as “Ares” and “Iris,” 63, of Waipahu, a retired U.S. Customs aide at Honolulu Airport, died in Aiea. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Jerilynn I., mother Susana V. Salvador, brothers Ricardo V. and Robert V. Salvador, and sisters Susan S. Macarayan, Melinda S. Emmel and Dorothy S. Espinosa. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Greg Ken Yamanaka

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 16, 2013
Greg Ken Yamanaka, 55, of Honolulu, a chief MRI technologist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Denise; son Elliot; daughters Jenna and Kate Yamanaka, and Breanna, Brittney and Brandee Lane; mother Kimiyo; brother Todd; sister Caryn; and a grandchild. Services pending.

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Kiyoko Oda Fujikawa

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Aug. 27, 2013
Kiyoko Oda Fujikawa, 96, of Honolulu, retired founder of Fuji’s Market, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Preston, Idaho. She is survived by sons Daniel N., William Y. and Samuel T.; daughter Velma M. Nakamura; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Colin Ho Lum

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 13, 2013
Colin Ho Lum, 69, of Honolulu, a ship fitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Jeannie Sonoda, son Randy and brother Wendell. Private services.

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Primitivo Fortuna Geyrozaga

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 12, 2013
Primitivo Fortuna Geyrozaga, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Ala Moana Center maintenance employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Consolacion G. “Conching”; sons Lawrence G., Emmanuelle G. and Douglas G. Geyrozaga, and Isidro Sanchez; daughters Pamela Miyashiro and Josie Agagon; brother Guillermo; sister Buenaventurada Magbanua; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Leonard H. McMullen

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Aug. 13, 2013
Leonard H. McMullen, 58, of Starkville, Miss., formerly of Honolulu, a construction project director for KEO International Consultants, developer of Nohona Kahala and project manager for Best Buy Iwilei and Paiea Properties, died in Mississippi. He was born in Anderson, Ind. He is survived by wife Cie, son Evan, daughter Angela, stepson Cody Monroe, adopted daughter Annie Green, parents Ivy Harpole and Beverly McMullin, and brothers Lee, Ron, Don and Arrel. Services held. Donations suggested to USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, 1700 Center St., Mobile, AL 36604.

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Herman Satoru Baba

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 11, 2013
Herman Satoru Baba, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Board of Water Supply working supervisor, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Esther T., sons Duane K. and Craig Y., brothers Yoshimori and Hisao, sisters Helen Okamoto and Jean Taniguchi, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Thomas Beck Kukunaokala Gohier

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Aug. 29, 2013
Thomas Beck Kukunaokala Gohier, 63, of Waianae, a retired heavy equipment operator, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Francine P.; son Thomas J.K.; daughters Mona J.K., Cheyenne P. and Chyna P. Gohier, and Aja K. Singnakhone; brothers Marvin Gohier, and Stanley and Murray K. Sniffen; sister Leslie; and 16 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes: noon Sept. 29 at Maili Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Virginia Medeiros

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Aug. 30, 2013
Virginia Medeiros, 88, of Kailua, a homemaker and part-time Realtor, died in Albuquerque, N.M. She was born in Armstrong, Iowa. She is survived by sons Drew, Linc and Kep; daughter Shelley “Lani” Kohler; brothers Ron and Bob Horswell; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10:45 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Tuesday.

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Viola Banks

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 10, 2013
Viola “Auntie Nani” Banks, 64, of Waianae died in Honolulu. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Martin F., son Daniel, daughter Liliana Hahn, two brothers, four sisters and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Kaumakapili Church, 766 N. King St. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jalna Field Gomes

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 17, 2013
Jalna Field Gomes, 77, of Pearl City, a medical assistant, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Lani Haia, Jeanette Richardson and Joy Noel Al-Khatib; brother David Field; sisters Jewell Cote and Louise Yates; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Waialae KahalaChapel, 1178 21st Ave. Casual attire.

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Faustino Aluag Ramos

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 15, 2013
Faustino Aluag Ramos, 88, of Lihue, a hotel industry dishwasher, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Patricia G.; sons Benjamin, Felimon, Federico and Fredie; daughters Pascuala Ramos, Angelita Ganitano, Marina Eugenio and Julie Barroga; adopted daughters Lynna Juan and Leslie Labuguen; brothers Ricardo and Florencio; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Oct. 12 at Immaculate Conception Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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Richard Combo Buen

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 15, 2013
Richard Combo Buen, 75, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Electric Co. line crew foreman and an employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Janet; sons Michael, Richard, Anthony, Andamo and Armando; daughters Althea Bongolan, Kristi Kikuchi and Aleta Mierjeski; brothers Ernest and Morris Buen, Roy Kauhaahaa and Ben Salvador Jr.; sisters Olga “Pat” Pua‘a and Carmelita Cravalho; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Bayani Guerrero

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 7, 2013
Bayani Guerrero, 55, of Kilauea, Kauai, a Makai Golf Club groundskeeper, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marissa; sons Jeff, Marlo, Marlon and Bayani Jr.; daughter Maylyn Weatherby; brothers Isaac, Eladio, Feliciano and Idong; sisters Olive Aquino, Josefina Bulosan and Victory G. Sabado; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at St. Sylvester’s Church, Kilauea. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Catherine Church cemetery, Kapaa. Casual attire.

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Harry M. Samson

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Aug. 25, 2013
Harry M.Samson, 67, of Honolulu, a dishwasher, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie M.M., daughter Harrilyn Goumaz, brothers Richard and Elliot, and sister Juanita Ikeda. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire.

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Felicitas Resurreccion Castillo

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 1, 2013
Felicitas Resurreccion “Ising” Castillo, 77, of Waialua, a Dole Cannery employee, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Mario, Benigno, Wilfredo, Federico and Ireneo; daughters Adoracion “Doreen” Lampitoc, Leticia Agustin and Josephine “Josie” Digap; brothers Feliciano and Romulo Resurreccion; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Moses C. Hepa

Posted On September 19th, 2013 -

July 25, 2013
Moses C. Hepa, 79, of Honolulu, a general labor foreman, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Paulette, sons Christopher and Jason, daughter Shelly Montalbo, brother Peter, sister Momi Clover, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Updated service information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Bernd Smeisser

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July 19, 2013
Bernd Smeisser, 73, of Talavera, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, formerly of Honolulu, retired restaurant executive manager for Michel’s, Sergio’s and La Trattoria and a Philippine hotel industry manager, died in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marites, a son, a daughter and two sisters. Services held in Talavera.

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Richard Joseph Marlin

Posted On September 18th, 2013 -

Aug. 11, 2013
Richard Joseph Marlin, 71, of Honolulu, a retired auto mechanic and an Army veteran, died in VA Community Living Center. He was born in Salt Lake City. He is survived by sons Gary L. and Robert J., brothers Michael D. and Phillip G. Marlen, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire.

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Eunice Yau Tai Soto

Posted On September 18th, 2013 -

Sept. 10, 2013
Eunice Yau Tai Soto, 95, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, died in Kona. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Edward Jr. and Eric; daughters Mary N. Pacheco, Linda Perkins, Gwendolyn Ormita and Angeline Hal-Mann; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Katinia Fe’ofa’aki Mikaele

Posted On September 18th, 2013 -

Sept. 4, 2013
Katinia Fe’ofa’aki Mikaele, 46, of Kaneohe died in Honolulu. She was born in Tonga. She is survived by husband Mikaele I., son Lolomana T., daughter Koloveteki A., brothers Chevrolet L. and Malakai J.K., and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at First Tongan United Methodist Church of Hawaii, Waimanalo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Edwin Takeshi Tanaka

Posted On September 18th, 2013 -

July 1, 2013
Edwin Takeshi Tanaka, 75, of Reno, Nev., a retired United Airlines flight attendant and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Shawn and Lyle; brothers Yoshinori, Jack and Howard; and sisters Jane Yoshimura, Virginia Kimura and Mildred Tamashiro. Private services. No flowers.

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Ellen Chidori Nagasawa

Posted On September 18th, 2013 -

Sept. 1, 2013
Ellen Chidori Nagasawa, 85, of Waimanalo, a factory worker, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lawrence S. Jr. and John H., daughter Victoria C. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Laurel Russell Tisdel Jr.

Posted On September 18th, 2013 -

Sept. 3, 2013
Laurel Russell “Russ” Tisdel Jr., 70, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Crowley Marine chief engineer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by daughter Jenny Ransome, sister Vicki and two grandchildren. Private services

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