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Alfred Gene Cordeiro

Posted On March 17th, 2014 -

March 9, 2014
Alfred Gene Cordeiro, 53, of Ewa Beach, a former manager for Waiawa Nursery, died in Aiea. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sharen, mother Mae Jean and brother Eddie G. Private services.

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Kaleo’Okalani Ching Ribuca

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Feb. 16, 2014
Kaleo’Okalani Ching Ribuca, 32, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died in Fort Walton Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Robert Clark, son Isaiah Clark, daughter Tehani Clark, parents Naiki and Elmer, brothers Jason and Kimo, and sisters Malin and Lily Ribuca, and Melana Senn. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Sunday at Keehi Lagoon Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Benjamin Policar Joco

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Feb. 23, 2014
Benjamin Policar Joco, 79, of Waipahu, a Navy veteran and retired welder for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 26, died in Honolulu. He was born in Cavite, Philippines. He is survived by wife Felicisima J., son Jeremy B.J., daughter Jessamine M.J. Songheng, brothers Rustico P. and Avelino P., sister Julia P. and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church, 830 Main St. Program: 9:30 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

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Arnold H. Shimizu

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Feb. 13, 2014
Arnold H. Shimizu, 84, of Honolulu, an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, proprietor of KSC TV and former pitcher for the Asahi Athletics, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy S., sons Mark Y. and Don M., brother Fred K., sisters Mitsue “Florence” Hashimoto and Betty Tanaka, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Itumalo Latuaoa Lafua

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Feb. 23, 2014
Itumalo Latuaoa Lafua, 43, of Honolulu, an inventory clerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Faiese E.; daughter Latuaoa V.; hanai son Mason Galletes; hanai daughter Hunter Galletes; parents High Talking Chief I’aulualo Sitaiai and Latuaoa Maileoi; brothers Isaako Galletes, Reupena Sitaiai, Galueituvaa T. and Tuiafono Maileoi, and Naiuli I’aulualo; and sisters Faalagilagi Fo’ilefutu, Tauli M. Niumata, Tu’ula Foaina Leutele and Aiganofolelei Tuimaseve. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ierusalema Fou (Samoan Congregational Christian Church of Honolulu). Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Mary Alice Stewart

Posted On March 17th, 2014 -

Dec. 21, 2013
Mary Alice Stewart, 89, of Kailua, a retired state of Hawaii schoolteacher, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by sons Douglas and John Stewart, daughters Alice McWilliams and Leslie Wynhoff, brothers John and Fred Dietrich, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Kaneohe. Luncheon to follow. Donations suggested to St. Mark Lutheran Church and School, Kaneohe. Additional information for an obituary printed Dec. 31.

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Hansheng Lei

Posted On March 17th, 2014 -

March 5, 2014
Hansheng Lei, 60, of Honolulu, an administrative chief for the government of the People’s Republic of China, died at home. He was born in Guangdong, China. He is survived by wife Hongzhu Yang and daughter Jun Yan Lei. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. No services. Casual attire.

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George Hiromi Tamura

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March 1, 2014
George Hiromi Tamura, 85, of Honolulu, a retired shoe sales manager and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Randall, Darryl and Lindsey; daughter Gayle; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel, 1330 Maunakea St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Casual attire.

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Virginia Magaoay

Posted On March 17th, 2014 -

Jan. 17, 2014
Virginia Magaoay, 85, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by sons Victorino, Larry and Kamana; daughters Cresencia Rulloda, Esther Magaoay, Erica Tate and Kainoa Rodriguez; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Charles Tang Jr.

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Feb. 28, 2014
Charles “Chaz” Tang Jr., 60, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu police officer, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Charles Y. and Charlton W.; hanai son Paoa Godsey; daughters Jamie L. Tang and Alexa and Franceska Durkin-Tang; mother Avis A.; brother Russell-Ryan; sisters Sharon A. Akana, Rowena-Mae Wong and Annie-Amoy Tang; and caregivers Margaret “Margo” Sneed and Charles “Charlie” Lambert. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Barbara Matu’u

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March 4, 2014
Barbara Matu’u, 76, of Waipahu, a Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center ward clerk, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Sofa’i Sofa’i Jr. and Vincent T. Matu’u Jr.; daughter Blanche; sisters Makerita Iosefo, Malia Palenapa, Pelenatete Waddilove and Christina N. Timoteo; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Family Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Saburo Teruya

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March 2, 2014
Saburo Teruya, 89, of Wailuku, co-owner of Teruya Tofu & Noodle Factory, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by son Walter, daughters Anna Mayeda and Janice Teruya, brother Ken, sister Yuki Nishikuni, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Condolences may be sent to ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Clay Minter

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March 4, 2014
Clay Minter, 58, of Wahiawa, a retired union painter and Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Austin, Texas. He is survived by wife Dianne, parents Rondel “Bud” and Bobbie, and brothers Matt and Stewart. Private services to be held at a later date.

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Cesar Ancheta Vicente

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Feb. 14, 2014
Cesar Ancheta Vicente, 78, of Honolulu, a yard maintenance worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Eufemia; sons Roger, Elmer, Edgar and Joel; daughters Jocelyn Tiu and Gernelyn Lanham; brothers Valerio, Lorenzo, Constante and Nelson; sisters Tomasa Castillo, Erlinda Semana and Fenina Placido; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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John Francis Mitchell

Posted On March 17th, 2014 -

March 1, 2014
John Francis Mitchell, 91, of Ewa Beach, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Community Living Center at Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by wife Veronica; son Robert M.; daughters Olivia and Deanna Rezentes, Vee Medeiros, Kimberlyn Ah Hee and Chaminade Ornellas; sister Diane Taylor; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Committal services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Catherine Oliveira Vitch

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March 10, 2014
Catherine Oliveira Vitch, 68, of Makawao, Maui, a commercial housekeeper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Helen Oliveira; brothers Daniel, James and Gary Oliveira; sisters Juliet Lacio and Sandra Miller; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Church. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Erik Martin Ekenberg

Posted On March 16th, 2014 -

Feb. 26, 2014
Erik Martin Ekenberg, 46, of Kula, Maui, an automotive mechanic, died at home. He was born in New London, Conn. He is survived by companion Stacey Stiller, son Erik B., daughter Makena, father Chris and brothers Nathaniel Chung and Adam King. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Church of the First Born, Haliimaile. Scattering of ashes at noon Saturday at Launiupoko Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Garry Loo Yamada

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Jan. 31, 2014
Garry Loo Yamada, 54, of Keaau, Hawaii, director of field operations for Yamada Diversified, field commissioner/fundraising coordinator for Keaukaha Pop Warner Football Association, and an Air Force veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Nola; son Brett “Mana”; daughters Cara Dudoit and Chastity Yamada; brothers Robert, Kelly, Weston and Curtis; sister Donna Miller; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Fellowship Gathering Place, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Additional celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. March 23 at Wailoa State Park large pavilion. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Wallace Akira Endo

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March 2, 2014
Wallace Akira Endo, 79, of Wailuku, a painting contractor, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Joyce S., son Gregory, daughters Penny L. Endo and Stephanie Nagai, brother Victor, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Joyce Marie Estabrooke

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Feb. 24, 2014
Joyce Marie Estabrooke, 82, of Hauula, a Rivers Industrial office manager, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Kenosha, Wis. She is survived by sons Jack and Kip Anderson; daughters Kay Henrickson and Jill McCafferty; stepson Richard L.; stepdaughters Pamala and Donna; sister Betty Brunke; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Chan Sau How

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March 13, 2014
Chan Sau How, 100, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Meixian, Guangdong, China. She is survived by sons Karl, Sidney, George, Robert, Frank and Raymond; daughters Mook Lan, Choong Lan, Tsui Lan and Chiow Lan; 25 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Andrea Kawailani Martin

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Feb. 12, 2014
Andrea Kawailani Martin, 70, of Kaneohe, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John “Dino” and Carlos; daughters Kalei Freitas and Andrea P. Martin; father George W.K. Baker; stepmother Mary Ann Baker; brothers Keoki, Virgil and Ronald Baker; sisters Rosemary Braun and Kimberly Stevens; 20 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Salvador Reyes Jr.

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Feb. 19, 2014
Salvador Reyes Jr., 77, of Waimanalo, a Matson Navigation container repairman and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Elaine; sons Shawn and Schell; daughter Sheeree Himmelman; mother Kauila P.; brothers Keith, Fred and Dr. Phillip Reyes, and Clarence Loo; sister Sharon Nishihira; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary printed Saturday.

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Adelina Argallon Rombaoa

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March 5, 2014
Adelina Argallon Rombaoa, 84, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by son Robert; daughter Letty Di Lillo; brothers Federico and Villamor Argallon; and sisters Consolacion and Merlina Asuncion, Marie Dela Cruz and Salud Agustin. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Christopher Anthony Souza Sr.

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Jan. 25, 2014
Christopher Anthony Souza Sr., 54, of Kahului, a delivery truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Justin and Bradly, brother Norman and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Jose Zaragosa Aguinaldo

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March 2, 2014
Jose Zaragosa “Cinto” Aguinaldo, 66, of Kahului, a retired Pioneer Mill mechanic, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Elena; son Joel; daughters Janett Kahaulelio, Mary Jane Aguinaldo and Josie Alejandro; brothers Pitong, Damios and Alejandro Jr.; sister Mely Cabansag; eight grandchildren; and a hanai grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Joyce Toshiko Tam Ho

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March 7, 2014
Joyce Toshiko Tam Ho, 83, of Kahului, died in Hale Makua. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Jeff; daughters Donna Criste and Jan and Michelle Tam Ho; sisters Harriet Welch, Ruth Murakami, Mildred Endo and Sally Viveiros; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Jane K. Burton

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Feb. 20, 2014
Jane K. Burton, 87, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Lee and Dean, daughter Kimberly Okabayashi, brother Shigeji Kogachi, sister Masako Cornell, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Judy Yoneko Tomisato

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Feb. 12, 2014
Judy Yoneko Tomisato, 76, of Mililani, a Gyotaku retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Sashiki-Cho, Okinawa. She is survived by husband George N., son Jamie, daughter Carrie Ann A. Kubo, brothers Nobuo and Takeshi Taira, sisters Shige and Haruko, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Petra Camero Cabatu

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March 7, 2014
Petra Camero “Etrang” Cabatu, 100, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama care center. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Bernardino, Jaime and Elson; daughters Virginia Pajo, Natalia Abad, Rae Cabatu and Cecelia Cardines; 29 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park in Papaikou. Aloha attire.

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