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Gary Lee Kitt

Posted On July 17th, 2013 -

July 5, 2013
Gary Lee Kitt, 77, of Waianae, a hearing aid specialist, died. He was born in Colville, Wash. He is survived by companion Karen Feltz, daughters Kathleen Kim Marchel and Katherine Kay Twidell, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Flora Kapualahaole Soren-Butt

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July 4, 2013
Flora Kapualahaole Soren-Butt, 91, of Laie, a retired U.S. Postal Service postmaster, died in Laie. She was born in Laie. She is survived by son Kalani Soren, daughters Sandra “Nani” Rawlins and Aldana “Leialoha” Soren-Kondo, 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 4th ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Cynthia Claire Lehua Ahyo Kupau

Posted On July 17th, 2013 -

July 8, 2013
Cynthia Claire Lehua Ahyo Kupau, 60, of Waianae, a Maryknoll School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lloyd K. Jr.; sons Lloyd “Buddy” III and John R.K.K.; brothers Herbert Jr., Melvin and Clayton Ahyo; and two grandchildren. Services pending.

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Venancio B. Tabura Jr.

Posted On July 17th, 2013 -

July 8, 2013
Venancio B. Tabura Jr., also known as “Boy” and “Benny,” 66, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Army sergeant, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son Michael; daughter Lehua N. Burton; brother Kevin; sisters Lourdes Carlos, Sally Callejo, Katherine Akau, Melanie Marshall and Tanya Borderkisher; hanai brother Clifford Lee; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue. Services: 10 a.m.

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Ruth Yukiko Kuwahara

Posted On July 17th, 2013 -

July 2, 2013
Ruth Yukiko Kuwahara, 94, of Las Vegas, a homemaker, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by sonRoy; daughters Caroline Kuwahara, Shirley Uyehara and Naomi Lau Hee; brother John Hamamoto; sister Kazuko Sakata; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary.Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Palepale Loia Tua

Posted On July 17th, 2013 -

July 8, 2013
Palepale Loia Tua, 59, of Kalihi, a state Hawaii Public Housing Authority groundskeeper, died in Honolulu. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by mother Malia, brothers Fituina and Francis, and sisters Tauese Tuiolemotu, Falagi and Tinei Tua, Foa Lepisi and Julie Mayes. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:2 p.m. at HawaiianMemorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Hanako Kainoa Louis

Posted On July 17th, 2013 -

June 26, 2013
Hanako Kainoa Louis, 94, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired farmer, died on Oahu. She was born in Hilea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Allen, Ralph, Leroy and Ellsworth; daughter Patricia; brother Hideo Furusho; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Pahala. Mass: 10 a.m. Urn committal to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Updated service information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Rebecca Kunewa Benito

Posted On July 17th, 2013 -

July 5, 2013
Rebecca Kunewa Benito, 85, of Kaneohe, retired owner of Pekas Cleaning Service, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ralph U.C.; sons Robert, Lambert and Garret; daughters Jo-Ann and Noelani Benito, and Melody Lee; brother Paul Byrd; sister Florence Parker; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Chapel of Honolulu. Services: 11:30 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Estrella Olpindo Mopas

Posted On July 17th, 2013 -

June 25, 2013
Estrella Olpindo Mopas, 76, of Waipahu, a galley supervisor for the Military Mess Hall at Barbers Point Naval Air Station, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in La Union, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Reynaldo, daughter Jeanette Navas, brother Amando Olpindo and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Estrella Bagoyo Cabatic

Posted On July 17th, 2013 -

July 14, 2013
Estrella Bagoyo Cabatic, 62, of Kahului, a retired Home Maid Bakery employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Rudolfo, daughters Rosanna and Rachel, mother Rosa Bagoyo, brothers Roger and Vince Bagoyo, sisters Rosalia Lozano and Leticia Enriques, and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Edith Leilani Gilman Kekoolani

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

June 30, 2013
Edith Leilani Gilman “Jane” Kekoolani, 83, of Kaimuki, a retired hospitality and travel industry employee, died in Kaimuki. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Aaron, daughters Terri and Tina, sister Luana Gedye and five grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. July 27 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Sandra Yuriko Poentis

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

June 17, 2013
Sandra Yuriko Poentis, 64, of Pearl City, a state clerk typist, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Betsy M. and sister Terry Gabonia. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Ocean scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Hazel Noranett Kalama Bishaw

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

June 16, 2013
Hazel Noranett Kalama “Zsazsa” Bishaw, 77, of Waimanalo, a licensed practical nurse for Palolo Chinese Home and a homemaker, died in Kahaluu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Chance K.; daughters Deidre N.K., Rene, Perri K. and Pomaikailani H. Bishaw, and Barbara H.M. “Bobbi” Bishaw-Gramberg; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kaupo Beach, Rabbit Island. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Terry Keola

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

May 24, 2013
Terry Keola, 57, of Honolulu, a United Airlines ramp serviceman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Terri; daughters Chelsey and Ashley; mother Loretta; brothers Willie, Rocco and Eric; and sister Diane. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gavino Perez Raniada

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

June 18, 2013
Gavino Perez Raniada, 97, of Hilo, a former Puna Sugar Co. crane operator and a Hilo Airport custodian, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Perfecto “Ping,” daughter Lottie Haspe, sisters Maria R. Catriz and Susana “Saning” Payuyo, 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Frederico F. Caluya

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

June 12, 2013
Frederico F. Caluya, 88, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran who served in the 1st Filipino Infantry Regiment, died in Ewa Beach. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Adalina; sons Frederico Jr., Michael and Patrick; daughters Loretta C. “Lori” Gaboya, Elaine C. Tuey, Diane C. Tokunaga and Natalie Caluya; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Shana Hatchie Napualani Kieffer

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

May 26, 2013
Shana Hatchie Napualani Kieffer, 19, of Mililani will be remembered in services 11 a.m. Friday at Liliuokalani Protestant Church, Haleiwa. She died in Mililani. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by companion Grant K. Brown, son Khayzen K., daughter Kristal N., father John F., mother Kimberlyn U. Hatchie and brother James Daniel Hatchie. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Consuelo Andaya Roldan

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

June 29, 2013
Consuelo Andaya Roldan, 92, of Waipahu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Miguel A. and Rodolfo A.; daughters Corazon R. DeVera, Rosie R. Valdez and Nancy R. Gamboa; sister Dolores A. Cabida; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Emma Carpio

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

July 12, 2013
Emma Carpio, 76, of Kapaau, Hawaii, an employee at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Island Harvest, died at home. She was born in Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Casimiro; sons Albert and Jose; daughters Lucila Rositano, Leila Kehoe and Catherine Furukado; sister Felina Llapitan; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. All-night vigil: 4 p.m. Friday at the family residence, 54-367 Union Mill Road, Kapaau. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hawi. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Peter K. Kumaewa

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

June 22, 2013
Peter K. Kumaewa, 39, of Honolulu, a contractor, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by companion Honolulu Jennings, sons Terrence and Jonathan, father Terrence, stepmother Charlotte, mother Wachalee Ryan, brother Scott Moniz and sisters Siri Connelly, Katherine Kumaewa and Renee Moniz. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Henry Rique Juan De Pinos Ruttan

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

June 10, 2013
Henry Rique Juan De Pinos Ruttan, 71, of Honolulu, a retired Canadian government civil servant and retired Walina Apartments resident manager, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia. He is survived by brother Charles F. Private services.

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Eugene Y. Chinen

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

June 22, 2013
Eugene Y. Chinen, 72, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Linda S., son Bruce K. and daughter Audrey A. Private services. Flowers welcome.

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Anne LeBlanc-Erquiza

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June 19, 2013
Anne LeBlanc-Erquiza, 47, of Honolulu, a schoolteacher, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in California. She is survived by husband Jesse Erquiza, mother Ruth Ann LeBlanc, stepmother Gwen LeBlanc, brothers Patrick J. and Paul C., and sister April. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Flowers welcome.

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Douglas Stephen Strom

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

June 9, 2013
Douglas Stephen “Doug” Strom, 71, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a tropical fruit farmer and land developer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by companion Jo Ann Hiroshige, hanai sons Kenji and Lonnie Nulman, hanai daughter Sharon Akamu, brother Greg, sister Donnie Blackburn and three hanai grandchildren. No services.

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Donovan Kent Cooper

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

June 16, 2013
Donovan Kent “Duke” Cooper, 68, of Kahului, family business operator of Helani Gardens Nursery in Hana, Maui, died at home. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Theresa, son Matthew, daughter Sarah, brother Chris, sisters Donna Caimi and Ann Uyehara, and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Hanako Kainoa Louis

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

June 26, 2013
Hanako Kainoa Louis, 94, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired farmer, died on Oahu. She was born in Hilea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Allen, Ralph, Leroy and Ellsworth; daughter Patricia; brother Hideo Furusho; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Pahala. Mass: 11 a.m. Urn committal to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire.

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Misao Tashiro

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

June 21, 2013
Misao Tashiro, 93, of Ewa Beach died in Waipahu. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by sons Lionel, Thomas and Steve; daughters Anne Chang and Frances Kikuchi; brothers Mitsuo, Itsumu “Whitey” and Yoshiharu “Jack” Masuda; sisters Michie Fukuda, Nora Fukuyama and Helen Yonashiro; caregivers Margie and Jessie Custodio; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Thanh Thuc Do

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

July 8, 2013
Thanh Thuc Do, 93, of Pearl City died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Loi Thi Thai; sons Andy Thieu, Hung Thieu, Minh Thieu, Luan Thieu, Loc Thieu and Tom Thieu; daughters Lan Thu and Hue Thu Do, Debbie Do Iwashita and Jackie Do Segawa; 28 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation and services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ronald V. Manabat Sr.

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

July 3, 2013
Ronald V. Manabat Sr., 78, of Mililani, a pipe fitter, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Judith, sons Ronald Jr. and Todd, daughter Teresita Luke, sisters Cecilia and Clara, five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Private services.

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Thomas Mamoru Tokuhama

Posted On July 16th, 2013 -

Feb. 22, 2013
Thomas Mamoru Tokuhama, 78, of Aiea died in Kaneohe. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by brother Edward and sister Vivian. Private services.

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