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Takeo Maruyama

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

Aug. 13, 2015
Takeo Maruyama, 82, of Pearl City, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, died in Pearl City. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Michael; daughters Lynn Kirms, Rae Uyehara and Lisa Maruyama; sisters Stella Gunda and Aki Nakagawa; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Gary Miyashiro

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

Aug. 7, 2015
Gary “Black” Miyashiro, 68, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a retired Verizon supervisor, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joanne Fujio; sons Chris and Levi; daughters Lisa Agcaoili and Lea Miyashiro; brother Melvin; sisters Patsy Zulawski, Janet Neaves and Judith Sallee; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa Hongwanji Church. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Donations suggested to ALS Association Golden West Chapter, P.O. Box 11284, Honolulu, HI 96828.

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Lawrence Kin Keong Mun

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

July 18, 2015
Lawrence Kin Keong Mun, 83, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaii National Guard automotive inspector and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen O.L.; sons Carlson and Everett; daughters Jewel Toyama and Lovelyn Voorhees; brothers Kenneth and Milton; sisters Bertha Chu, Jeanette Young and Eleanor Yuen; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at United Church of Christ, 467 N. Judd St. Celebration of life: 4:15 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Noboru Nakao

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

Aug. 10, 2015
Noboru Nakao, 85, of Kahului died at the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Sadako, sons Dwight and Howard, daughter Amy Saito, brother George Nakao, sister Helen Tanaka and five grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: noon.

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Ramona V. Poepoe

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

July 26, 2015
Ramona V. Poepoe, 87, of Mililani, a worker for the Malcolm MacNaughton family, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Deborah Sakamoto, brother Andrew, sisters Jocelyn Higgins and Lucia Davis, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Esperanza Valdez Sebastian

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

July 25, 2015
Esperanza Valdez “Espie” Sebastian, 81, of Pahala, Hawaii, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Orchard retiree, died at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ricarte, son Pablo, daughter Letty-Julie Mitsunaga, brother Elpidio Valdez and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Edgar David Sullivan

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

Aug. 15, 2015
Edgar David Sullivan, 86, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a pastor, died at home. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Neva Joyce; son David; daughters Ruth Chandler, Mary Souza and Sharon Gonzales; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kaneohe Missionary Baptist Church, 45-131-B Waikapoki Road. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the missions fund of your local church.

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Grace Kimie Takahashi

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

July 9, 2015
Grace Kimie Takahashi, 92, of Mililani, co-founder of TNH Plumbing Inc., died in Mililani. She was born in Waiahole. She is survived by husband Naohiro “Willie”; sons Earl, Jiro and Gunji; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Edwina Takayama

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

July 31, 2015
Edwina Takayama, 77, of Ewa Beach, a retired Case Bigelow Lombardi Law Offices secretary, died at home. She was born in West Coventry, England. She is survived by husband Robert T., daughters Maureen N. Takayama and Karin T. Pahayahay, brother Brian Doherty, sister Maureen Hall and two grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Monday.

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Leonard B. Culbertson

Posted On August 25th, 2015 -

Aug. 11, 2015
Leonard B. “Leo” Culbertson, 64, of Kailua, a retired Marine Corps Base Hawaii employee, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dayna, daughter Devon, mother Pearl and brother Clifford Kauahi. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Service: 6 p.m. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Sunday.

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Anthony Dau Kwong Ching

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

July 22, 2015
Anthony Dau Kwong Ching, 90, of Honolulu, a jeweler and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Amy K.C., son Alan S.L., daughter Lisa Y.C. and brother Samuel D.M. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Jeannie Sakoda

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

July 25, 2015
Jeannie Sakoda, 79, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

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Walter En Fu Ching

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

July 1, 2015
Walter En Fu Ching, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired general foreman with the Navy Public Works Center and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patsy; sons Nelson, Dexter and Terry Ching; daughters Donna Chu, Mona Ho and Lisa Kawamoto; brothers Samuel and Francis; sisters Shirley Young and Eleanor Lau; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Services: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Anna Mae Kamala Namie Santiago

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

Aug. 6, 2015
Anna Mae Kamala Namie Santiago, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Mid-Pacific Country Club bartendress, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Stephen, Robert and Patrick; daughter Susie Nault; sisters Barbara Lozano and Betty Fernandez; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Melba Willa Kawelo Chock

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

Aug. 10, 2015
Melba Willa Kawelo Chock, 90, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Harold Jr., Alfred and George Chock and Paul Giesseman; daughter Sandra Simbahon; brother Allan Oleole; 22 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Auwaiolimu Ward, 1931 Lusitana St. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Toshiaki Shimauchi

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

Aug. 4, 2015
Toshiaki Shimauchi, 80, of Honolulu, a travel agent manager and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Fukuoka, Japan. He is survived by wife Chieko; son Nobuaki; daughter Kaori; brothers Kuniaki, Hisaaki and Jeff; sisters Shizu and Koko; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Shigeko M. Chock

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

July 31, 2015
Shigeko M. Chock, 91, of Honolulu, a retired state social worker, died. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by husband Edward Y.T.; sons Eric and Jonathan; daughters Teresa Ching, Jane Houk and Eugenie Goo; brother Fusao Miyashiro; sisters Yaeko Ono and Kazue Miyashiro; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Eleanor Louise Shippy

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

Aug. 4, 2015
Eleanor Louise “Bonnie” Shippy, 72, of Honolulu, an office manager for J. Nick Detor, CPA, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kearny, N.J. She is survived by sons Andrew B. and Corey, daughter Brenna Kahana, sister Elaine McCafferty and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Concepcion Paraoan Cuanang

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

Aug. 2, 2015
Concepcion Paraoan Cuanang, 97, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Filipino, Danilo, Nestor and Florendo; daughters Francisca Puyaoan, Cristeta Dumbrigue, Gloria Luciano and Priscila Sabado; sisters Angeles Agacia and Isabel Paraoan; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Frank Hiroshi Suzuki

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

July 24, 2015
Frank Hiroshi Suzuki, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Gas Co. auto mechanic and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sarah S., son Don H., daughter Ann K. Nakayama, sisters Olive Fujimoto and Ruth Murakami, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Margaret Petra Gabriel

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

Aug. 14, 2015
Margaret Petra “Marge” Gabriel, 71, of Waialua, a child caregiver, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by spouse Alfred Jr., son Terence L., daughter Brenda L. and brother Michael P. Llacuna. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Services: 9:30 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Edwina Takayama

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

July 31, 2015
Edwina Takayama, 88, of Ewa Beach, a retired Case Bigelow Lombardi Law Offices secretary, died at home. She was born in West Coventry, England. She is survived by husband Robert T., daughters Maureen M. Takayama and Karin T. Pahayahay, brother Brian Doherty, sister Maureen Hall and two grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

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Katherine Kaneshiro

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

July 16, 2015
Katherine Kaneshiro, 85, of Mililani died in Pearl City. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Masao, son Nelson Nii, daughter Diana Hurst, brother Ernest De Jesus, sister Nora Nakahara, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Teresita Tam

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

Aug. 19, 2015
Sister Teresita Tam, 95, of Kaneohe, a Carmelite nun, died in Kaneohe. She was born in China. She is survived by nieces Regina and Christina. Mass: 9 a.m. Friday at the Carmelite Monastery. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Frances Sachiko Lee

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

Aug. 7, 2015
Frances Sachiko Lee, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Mortgage Co. employee, died in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Deborah A. Saito and Lori Y. Lee, brother Forrest Furuhashi, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Robert Katsumi Tamura

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

July 23, 2015
Robert Katsumi Tamura, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard management analyst and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He is survived by wife May H., son Scott K. and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gregory Theodore Lefcourt

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

Aug. 16, 2015
Gregory Theodore Lefcourt, also known as “Chief” and “Monster,” 61, of Aiea, a retired assistant chief of police for the Honolulu Police Department, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Bremerhaven, Germany. He is survived by sons Jasen M., Joseph H. “Keo” and Clint A.; daughters Luana Peterson, Domonique Holloway and Sophie, Jewel “Lani” and Jade Lefcourt; sisters Susan and Julie; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: noon Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Toshiaki Tanabe

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

July 29, 2015
Toshiaki “Sharkey” Tanabe, 94, of Honolulu, a retired dental technician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Dr. Eugene T. and Dr. Jon T., brothers George H. and Harry H., and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Hedy Zyna Tamamoto Alvarado

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

July 24, 2015
Hedy Zyna Tamamoto Alvarado, 50, of Hilo died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Shinsuke and Rose Tamamoto; brothers William and Raymond Mathewson and Jason Tamamoto; and sisters Yvonne Mathewson and Verna Iliwaalani. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

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Takeo Maruyama

Posted On August 24th, 2015 -

Aug. 13, 2015
Takeo Maruyama, 82, of Pearl City, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and a retired certified financial planner and investment officer, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Michael H.; daughters Lynn M. Kirms, Rae N.M. Uyehara and Lisa T. Maruyama; sisters Stella Gunda and Aki Nakagawa; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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