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Patrick Mau Jr.

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

June 16, 2015
Patrick “Patty Boy” Mau Jr., 78, of Kapolei, a Xerox retiree and an Army veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by daughters Leah D. Mau-Beeman and Kimberly A.M. Clemens, hanai daughter Jennifer J. Gieser, mother Peggy, brothers Ronald and Dale, sister Carol Spencer and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady Queen of Angels, Maui. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Sofronio Fermin Menor

Posted On June 25th, 2015 -

June 1, 2015
Sofronio Fermin “Sonny” Menor, 88, of Waipahu, a retired barber and owner of Kam Bowl Barber Shop, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Jeannette and Joannie Menor, and Irma Odo; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Eulogy: 9:45 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Donald Takeichi Tagawa

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

June 11, 2015
Donald Takeichi Tagawa, 77, of Honolulu, a Metropolitan Maintenance Inc. president and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by mother Dorothy, companion Millie Morikawa, son Terry, daughter Kris Yoakum, brother Ira, sister Bernice Tanaka and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Joshua Kwang Han Choi

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

April 29, 2015
Joshua Kwang Han Choi, 94, of Waialua died in Wahiawa. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Soledad L.; sons Joshua L., LeRoy J.S., Jesse, Matthew C.S. and Peter N.S.; daughter Penelope I.S. Hoo; brother Joseph K.W.; sister Esther K.W. Iida; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Takeo Taniguchi

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

June 14, 2015
Takeo Taniguchi, 92, of Lahaina, a retired Pioneer Mill Sugar Plantation welder, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Linnel; son Guy; daughters Karen Yamamoto, Debra Ulii and Brenda J. Mossett; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Maui Memorial Park. No monetary offerings. Condolences: nakamura mortuary.com.

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Elizabeth Paoa Cullen

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

June 6, 2015
Elizabeth Paoa “Betsy” Cullen, 77, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Patrick Sr.; sons Patrick Jr. and Allen K. Cullen, and Fred H. Wandke; sister Florence M. Morton; numerous grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

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Norman L. Young

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

June 16, 2015
Norman L. Young, 85, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired musician, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Carol B., daughters Norma J. Snyder and Susan K. Kuhl, sister Mildred Tom and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Services: 11 a.m.

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Jorge A. Fuentes

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

May 28, 2015
Jorge A. “Larry” Fuentes, 63, of Honolulu, a retired Handi-Van driver at Oahu Transportation Services, former prison guard at Oahu Community Correctional Center, former bus driver at VIP Transportation and professional boxer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Mindanao, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lorraine and brother Rudolfo. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Soka Gakkai International-USA, 2729 Pali Highway. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sherry Cruz Gervacio

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

May 23, 2015
Sherry Cruz “Chu-Chu” Gervacio, 44, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in North Kingston, R.I. She is survived by parents Loreto and Matea, brother Larry and sisters Jeannie Rocha and Leslie Gervacio. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Service: 10 a.m. Committal service: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Alfa Gutierrez

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

June 18, 2015
Alfa “Angee” Gutierrez, 40, of Lahaina, a Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort pool server, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Miguelito Sanchez, daughter Erica Sanchez, mother Rosario, brothers Manny and Abraham, and sisters Sarah Hallet, Liela Gutierrez, Diana Sheldon and Arlana Kydd. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Norman’s Mortuary. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Burial to follow. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Elma Agnes Hiatt

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

June 16, 2015
Elma Agnes Hiatt, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired United Airlines reservation supervisor, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert, daughter Robyn Duncan, sister Betty Shapiro, three grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Burial: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Reiko Kam

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

June 8, 2015
Reiko Kam, 79, of Aiea, a retired nurse, died. She was born in Hokkaido, Japan. She is survived by husband Gilbert W.O. “Sonny.” Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Honolulu Christian Church-Japanese.

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Marian Kamaka

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

May 18, 2015
Marian “Pee Wee” Kamaka, 60, of Wahiawa died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Nathan, Brian and Jason Kamaka, and Travis Alessi; daughters Kehaulani Alessi and Nui and Veralyn Kamaka; hanai son Jacob Matsumoto; brothers Charles and Joe Charles, and Smith Kamaka Jr.; sisters Roxy Kaupe, Bertha Barques, Porona Gomes and Janice Kiaaina; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Celebration of life to follow. Casual attire.

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Darin Ryo Kobatake

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

June 9, 2015
Darin Ryo Kobatake, 50, of Kahaluu, Maui, an owner of International Beauty Schools, died in Kihei, Maui. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lauanda, daughter Sophia, parents Warren and Linda, brother Derol and sister Dana Christiansen. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Punahou Chapel. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to an education fund for deceased’s daughter Sophia. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Donald Lee Lakey

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

June 5, 2015
Donald Lee “Don” Lakey, 45, of Ewa Beach, an employee at Outback Steakhouse and Duke’s Waikiki, died in Honolulu. He was born in Fort Belvoir, Va. He is survived by wife Ellen M., son Braedon L.H.A.O., parents Carroll and Donna, brother Christopher and sister Carol-Lynn Roman. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Leeward Community College culinary arts program.

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Vivian F. Lee

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

May 28, 2015
Vivian F. Lee, 89, of Honolulu, an administrator, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Terry and Dr. Brad; daughters Debbie L. Hudson and Mona L. Balish; brothers Leonard, James and Kenneth Fong; sisters Elizabeth Lim, Ella Lam, Audrey Vierra, Lorraine Lau and Mildred Wong; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu. com. Updated information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Craig Hideo Murazane

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

June 21, 2015
Craig Hideo Murazane, 51, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Sachiko and sister Kay Kasamoto. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Josephine Cabral Ontiveros

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

May 12, 2015
Josephine Cabral Ontiveros, 94, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Alfred Jr.; daughters Carmen Wilson, Myra Hager, Sandra Kawasaki and Avis Larita; brother Raymond Cabral; sisters Eunice Uyeda and Mae Iwahori; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Shoji Saito

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

June 12, 2015
Shoji “Kennon” Saito, 100, of Mililani, a Kahuku Sugar Plantation supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pupukea. He is survived by son Clarence “Tank”; daughters Josephine Kimura and Kathleen and Frances Saito; brothers Masaji and Mamoru; sister Hanako; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Hongwanji Mission. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Leonard Kamau Smith

Posted On June 24th, 2015 -

June 6, 2015
Leonard Kamau “Smitty” Smith, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Transit Services operator, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beverley, sons Smitty Smith Jr. and Kamaile Kapua, daughter Roxanne Racpan, brothers Charles and Roy, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 3:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Vivian F. Lee

Posted On June 23rd, 2015 -

May 28, 2015
Vivian F. Lee, 89, of Honolulu, an administrator, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Terry and Dr. Brad; daughters Debbie L. Hudson and Mona L. Balish; brothers Leonard, James and Kenneth Fong; sisters Elizabeth Lim, Ella Lam, Audrey Vierra, Lorraine Lau and Mildred Wong; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Constance Chieko Yamamoto

Posted On June 23rd, 2015 -

May 16, 2015
Constance Chieko Yamamoto, 93, of Honolulu died in Aiea. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Mark, daughter Corinne Peet, brothers Buddy and Victor Kobayashi, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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John Tai Kong Lum

Posted On June 23rd, 2015 -

May 3, 2015
John Tai Kong Lum, 93, of Kailua, a retired engineer and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Larry and Jordan, daughter Janice S.K. Jeffers, brother Walter, sister Mae Von, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Stepherson Keomoali’i Makaiwi

Posted On June 23rd, 2015 -

May 3, 2015
Stepherson Keomoali’i “Maka” Makaiwi, 65, of Wahiawa, a caregiver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Douglas and Elwood “Maka,” and sisters Elonia “Kahili” Cluck and Patamon “Keo” Kahawai. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Condolences: diamondhead mortuary.net.

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Hiroshi Akamine

Posted On June 23rd, 2015 -

June 4, 2015
Hiroshi Akamine, 99, of Hilo, co-owner of Hilo Food Town Supermarket, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Hatsue; sons George, Maurice “Magoo” and Lloyd; daughter June Gibo; brothers Masashige and Baldwin; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Dawn Denise Hobson Mizuuchi

Posted On June 23rd, 2015 -

May 24, 2015
Dawn Denise Hobson Mizuuchi, 64, of Waipahu, an American Savings Bank customer service representative, died in Waipahu. She was born in Pocatello, Idaho. She is survived by husband Winters; sons Daniel and Michael; stepdaughter Lisa Peck; stepson Sean; mother Colleen Oakes; brothers Michael Hobson and Dana and Mark Oakes; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Timothy M. Chun

Posted On June 23rd, 2015 -

May 5, 2015
Timothy M. Chun, 53, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Po’okela J.K. Banis-Chun, brothers Herbert N. and Matthew J., and sisters Dorcas D. and Virginia M.Y.L. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Haleiwa Alii Beach Park. Beach attire.

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Richard Toshitaka Nakano

Posted On June 23rd, 2015 -

June 17, 2015
Richard Toshitaka Nakano, 75, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired University of Hawaii county extension agent, died in Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patsy T., sons Kelvin K. and Kenneth T., daughters Karen L. Uesato and Kristal K. Watts, sisters Helene Nishii and Susan Wong, and 10 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nakano Farm, 66-1557 Puu Huluhulu Road, Kamuela. Aloha attire.

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Bronson Haruto Fuertes Sr.

Posted On June 23rd, 2015 -

June 4, 2015
Bronson Haruto Fuertes Sr., 36, of Kapaau, Hawaii, an equipment operator for the Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division, Hawaiian saddlemaker mentor for Ka Hana No’eau and rancher, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mary Ann G.; son Bronson “Haruto” Jr.; daughters Cheyenne, Mia and Camille; parents David and Carol; brother David; sister Cassidy Kehoe; and hanai brother Bert Kanoa Sr. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services at noon. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers. Lei welcome.

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Chizu Obatake

Posted On June 23rd, 2015 -

Jan. 9, 2015
Chizu Obatake, 89, of Honolulu, a retired teller for Central Pacific Bank, Moiliili branch, died in Fullerton, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Fern M. Obatake-Chang, sisters Alice Fujita and Florence Furushima, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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