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June Ritsue Uchima

Posted On April 22nd, 2014 -

April 9, 2014
June Ritsue Uchima, 74, of Hawaii, an accountant, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by brothers George and Fred Uchima, and Larry Galola; and sister Grace Kobayashi. No services.

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Sonny Gonzaga Sr.

Posted On April 22nd, 2014 -

March 21, 2014
Sonny Gonzaga Sr., 65, of Waipahu, a retired Boys & Girls Club athletic director and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Clara; sons Sonny Jr. and Justin; daughters Frances Murakami, Glenda Ing and Sonya Gonzaga; six hanai children; sisters Jo Frank and Jane Leonard; mother Adelina; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1408-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Franklin Alcoran Nacnac Sr.

Posted On April 22nd, 2014 -

March 25, 2014
Franklin Alcoran “NAC” Nacnac Sr., 62, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a heavy equipment operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Plantation Co., security guard for Securitas at Hilo Airport and business owner for F.E.N. Janitorial Services in Honokaa, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Etta S.; sons Shane and Franklin “Jake” Jr.; daughters Lorinell “Lori” and Soljah-Brooke; brothers Ernesto and Rodney; sisters Virginia Lo, Josephine Christian, Magdalena Kim, Anita Roberts and Carolyn Henry; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Honokaa United Methodist Church. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. Monetary offerings welcome.

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Vilma Leilani Vellocido Yoneda

Posted On April 22nd, 2014 -

April 5, 2014
Vilma Leilani Vellocido “Vicky” Yoneda, 79, of Hilo, a retiree of the former Naniloa Surf Hotel and former Mauna Kea Beach Hotel employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Satoru; sons Wayne, Collins and Kent; daughter Donna Arakaki; brother Arthur Vellocido; sisters Dora Regidor and Julia Neves; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Marciel Torres Celebrado

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 8, 2014
Marciel Torres Celebrado, 92, of Kahului, a retired rigger at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Waikapu, Maui. He is survived by son Gary McIlrath, daughter Gay Ann, stepson Lloyd Yukawa, brother Santiago Magallanes, sister Julita Kaiama, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Sanford J. Langa

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Sanford J. Langa, 84, of Kahului, a lawyer and partner at Poelman & Langa in Wailuku, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by brother John M. and sister Lynne Story. Services: 2 p.m. May 18 at Pookela Church, Makawao, Maui. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Margaret Jane Vandenbergh

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Margaret Jane Vandenbergh, 91, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Baltimore. She is survived by sons Mark and Scot, daughter Meryl Houlton, sister Henrietta Killam, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Beverly Ann Kamomiala Chu

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

March 15, 2014
Beverly Ann Kamomiala Chu, 71, of Hilo, a retired teacher at Pahoa High School and Hilo Intermediate School, died in Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Kona. She is survived by husband Ronald S.P. “Singie”; son Wyllis; daughters Ronnette Chu and Shawn Chu-Quinn; brothers Calvin, Stan, Milton, Wendell and Dale Oka, and Sam and Lino Kamakau; sister Olalani Kamakau; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Malia Puka ‘o Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Albert Y.F. Leong

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 8, 2014
Albert Y.F. Leong, 80, of San Mateo, Calif., a retired Matson Navigation Co. purchasing agent and a Navy veteran, died in California. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean T.; son Michael; daughter Allison; sisters Lena and Mildred Leong, and Elsie Low; and a grandchild. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Calvin Goro Wakai

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

March 15, 2014
Calvin Goro Wakai, 86, of Honolulu, a retired vice president bank manager for Bank of Hawaii in Wahiawa, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. He is survived by son Glenn; daughter Dawn Hussey-Riggs; brothers Masayoshi, Theodore and Collidge; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Makiki Christian Church. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Carmelita Milleza Depaynos

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

March 25, 2014
Carmelita Milleza Depaynos, 66, of Waipahu, a retired surgical technician from the former St. Francis Medical Center in Liliha, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pasig, Philippines. She is survived by husband Lorenzo Sr., son Lorenzo Jr., daughter Charmaine Depaynos-Mayo, sister Victoriana Garcia and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu. Program: 10 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yaeko Lopes

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 9, 2014
Yaeko “Jane” Lopes, 89, of Honolulu, formerly of Ewa Beach, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Edwin R. and a grandchild. Private services.

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Lucy Lee Warren

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 13, 2014
Lucy Lee Warren, 70, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Adam, daughter Angela Enos, stepbrothers Robert and Charles Kaulukukui, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire.

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Araceli Escanilla Gamil

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 6, 2014
Araceli Escanilla Gamil, 91, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Sorsogon, Philippines. She is survived by sons Robert, Danilo, Walter Jr., William, Ernesto, Cesar and Manuel; daughters Bella Boucher, Ermillilla “Ermy” and Araceli “Arra” Gamil, Angelita Rivera and Jane Parcyra; sister Fren Agustin; 41 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Edna Sayoko Nagatoshi

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

March 28, 2014
Edna Sayoko Nagatoshi, 86, of Kaneohe, a Hawaii Painting & Wall Covering office clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Dean M. and Brian I., sister Alice Noji and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Kenneth Raymond Wicker

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

March 24, 2014
Kenneth Raymond “Ken” Wicker, 68, of Haleiwa, a retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter at the Kahuku Fire Station, died in Haleiwa. He was born in Lakeland, Fla. He is survived by wife Johnette Ann; sons Matthew Chock and Dane and Nicholas Wicker; daughters Heather Wicker-Clark and Kanoelani Wicker; sisters Marja Wicker-Kaufman and Sharman Wicker-Schubert; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wicker Residence, 59-660 Pupukea Road, Haleiwa. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Sonny Gonzaga Sr.

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

March 21, 2014
Sonny Gonzaga Sr., 65, of Waipahu, a retired Boys & Girls Club athletic director and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Clara; sons Sonny Jr. and Justin; daughters Frances Murakami, Glenda Ing and Sonya Gonzaga; sisters Jo Frank and Jane Leonard; mother Adelina Gonzaga; three grandchildren; and six hanai children. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1408-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jeannette Mikiye Nishikawa

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

March 29, 2014
Jeannette Mikiye Nishikawa, 83, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Earl K., daughter Gayle T., brother Leonard and Lionel Nagata, sister Violet Najita and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Charles Toy Sang Yee

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

March 27, 2014
Charles Toy Sang Yee, also known as “Handsome Charlie,” “Uncle Tiger” and “The Lock Doctor,” 92, of Honolulu, a retired owner and proprietor of The Lock Doctor as well as a Navy veteran who served during World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by son Franklin; daughters Melissa and Blossom Yee, and Mei-Ling Spearing; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Alan Green

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 4, 2014
Robert Alan “Bob” Green, 58, of Wahiawa, a retired Marine, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy A.; son Matthew; daughters Angela Carter and Megan, Michelle, Aubrianna and Morgan Green; mother Rose; brothers George, Ronald and Nathan; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

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Eugene Pacheco

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

March 29, 2014
Eugene “Captain” Pacheco, 82, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. employee and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Helen, son Tracy, daughters Debra Tajon and Sharie Pacheco-Enovejas, sister Agnes, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Family Christian Center in Hilo, 168 Holomua St. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Karl B. Hagen

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 12, 2014
Karl B. Hagen, 61, of Issaquah, Wash., and Wailea, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by wife Robin, daughters Ariel and Michaela, mother Catherine and sister Karin Schauer. Private services. Donations suggested to the Maui Humane Society. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jena Ebanez Pacyao

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Jena Ebanez Pacyao, 65, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Claudio “Joe” Pacyao Jr.; daughters Claudine Jurkovic and Leizelsweedia “Lei” Rowan; brother Magdolino Ibanes; sisters Celerine Lumanlan, Margaretha Burns, Julia Rances, Patricia Gonsalves, Palabia “Laly” Ebanez and Aurelia, Maria and Amada Ibanes; and eight grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church on Puuhale Road. Parking entrance on Eluwene Street.

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Mary Ann Leilani Kekua

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 11, 2014
Mary Ann Leilani Kekua, 75, of Honolulu, a retired employee of the Queen’s Medical Center Imaging Department, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Patrick, David, Peter and Mark; daughter Donna Kekauoha; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Loraine W. Purdy

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

March 24, 2014
Loraine W. Purdy, 70, of Kapolei, a retired Napoleon’s Bakery Plant production worker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Johnathan K. and Andrew A. Jr.; daughters Andrea P., Laurie M. and Adrienne L. Purdy, and Louise K. Perreira; brother Richard Polelia; sisters Melicia Carreira and Haleiwa Kalau; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Program: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Buster Mitsuaki Komori

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 4, 2014
Buster Mitsuaki Komori, 89, of Honolulu, a chief executive officer of Buster’s Repair Services and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Jared and David; daughters Leslie Silva and Charlene Dunlap; brother Fam; sisters Mildred Akimoto, Edna Kondo and Ethel Nakagawa; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a hanai great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John Roy Smith Sr.

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

March 31, 2014
John Roy Smith Sr., 67, of Waianae, a commercial fisherman and mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys N.; sons John Jr., Mark and Matt; brother Jeffrey Smith; sisters Carol Marrero, Lucy Parker and Marie Wessel; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Viola M. Kuhlmann

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 1, 2014
Viola M. “Vida” Kuhlmann, 92, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Archibald P. Jr. and Henry “Hardy” Akau, and James, Robert and Thomas Kuhlmann; daughters Eva and Yvonne Kuhlmann; brother Henry Maile; sister Jean Luning; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Eulogy: 9:30 a.m. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Hillcrest section. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Roy L. Terry

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Roy L. Terry, 72, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired school bus driver, trainer and mechanic, as well as an owner and dump truck driver for Terry’s Specialty Hauling in Keaau, died in Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Teton, Idaho. He is survived by wife Bonnie; sons Roger, David, Jason and Duane; stepsons Stephen and David Barnes; daughter Julie Gustin; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. No services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720.

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Masao Kurosu

Posted On April 21st, 2014 -

April 3, 2014
Masao Kurosu, 86, of Honolulu, a retired financial planner, died at home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Gladys H.; son Craig S.; daughters Jan M. Narikawa and Kathy Y. Tanaka; sisters Chiyo Kato, Doris Yamane and Hanako Nakagawa; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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