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Barbara Jean Rath

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

Aug. 12, 2014
Barbara Jean Rath, 71, of Kailua-Kona, a payroll administrator for Tuttle Financial Services, died. She was born in Hume, N.Y. She is survived by husband Jim, daughters Jodi Murashige and Kristina Cimino, stepfather Stan Tuttle, brother Rodney Evans, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Community Church, Kailua-Kona. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Calvary Community Church renovation.

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Chelsea Sabrina Donnelly

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

March 10, 2014
Chelsea Sabrina Donnelly, 37, of Livermore, Calif., died in San Leandro, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Marilyn. Celebration of life: noon Aug. 30 at Makiki Jodo Mission. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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Winston Wai Kee Ling

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July 21, 2014
Winston Wai Kee Ling, 79, of Aiea, a retired carpenter and a Marine Corps veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Bertha; son Stephen; daughters Ramona Shipley, Susan Mitchell, Lorna Lum and Sandra Ling; brother Anthony; sisters Florence Hewlett and Rose Higa; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Joseph Victor Santos

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

Aug. 12, 2014
Joseph Victor “Joe” Santos, 88, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a Hamakua Sugar Plantation employee, and a plumber for Sea Life Park and Dough & Delace Co., died at home. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by wife Bernice, son Joseph C., daughter Barbara Valencia, stepdaughter Bernadette Ku, brother James V., six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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William David Farris

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

June 22, 2014
William David Farris, 93, of Kailua, a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Tacoma, Wash. He is survived by wife Mary E., daughter Pamela S. and three grandchildren. No service. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

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Cheryl Mary Ululani Lovell-Obatake

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

Aug. 1, 2014
Cheryl Mary Ululani Lovell-Obatake, 60, of Nawiliwili, Kauai, a cultural monitor, died. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband James Obatake Jr., son Leslie, daughter Maureen “Kanani,” stepmother Beverly Manner, sister Puanani Holt, stepsister Karen Manner and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at Nawiliwili Beach Park. Casual attire.

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Thomas Luis Segovia Sr.

Posted On August 19th, 2014 -

July 27, 2014
Thomas Luis Segovia Sr., 78, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired heavy equipment operator and welder, died in Enchanted Lake. He was born in Kakaako. He is survived by wife Patricia “Lani”; sons Thomas Jr., Harold and Timmy Segovia, and Rocky Lominario; daughters Hazy Adames, Roberta Aguiar, Selma Wana and Christine Lominario; hanai daughter Matty Cazimero; brother Fred; sisters Barbara DeCambra and Emily Segovia; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Celebration of life: noon Sunday at Honokohau Harbor Clubhouse Pavilion, Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome. Updated service information for an obituary published Aug. 11.

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Esther Keahi Okalani Ma-e Keliiholokai

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

July 25, 2014
Esther Keahi Okalani Ma-e Keliiholokai, 77, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons John and Solomon Keliiholokai and Matthew Gomes; daughters Marleen Keanu, Victoria Naeole, Mabel Ho and Lynne Miyasato; brothers William and Henry Ma-e; sister Elizabeth Leopolidino; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo, 41-972 Oluolu St. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Kazue Keliikipi

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

Aug. 5, 2014
Kazue Ban “Jean” Keliikipi, 93, of North Kohala, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home in Waikoloa, Hawaii. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Jeanette Garrett, brother Robert Ban, nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Jack Wylie Hall in North Kohala. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Wainaia Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Kenichi Kimura

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

June 15, 2014
Kenichi “Ken” Kimura, 83, of Pearl City, a supervisory management analyst for the Army at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Miyuki, son Gregg, daughter Colleen Hayashi, brother Tadao Kimura and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Emilio Acosta Aranda

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

July 23, 2014
Emilio Acosta “Milio” Aranda, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center groundskeeper and owner of Emilio Aranda Yard Service, died in Aiea. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Francisca G. “Cita”; sons Bernardo and Mario; daughters Flordelis Aranda, Leticia Rivera, Erlinda Galiza, Adela Agustin, Alejandra Foronda, Nena Calpito, Helen Manzano and Emma Boc; hanai daughter Azucena Asuncion; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Hazel Mary La Fleur

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

Aug. 12, 2014
Hazel Mary La Fleur, 88, of Honolulu, a retired nurse’s aide, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Edmond A.; daughters Hattie A. La Fleur, Marion J. Phillips and Helen “Belle” Uyehara; sisters Joyce Slater, Thelma Donahue, Frances Varano and Jacqulyn Hipa; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. Reception to follow.

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Bernaldo Bolos

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

July 8, 2014
Bernaldo “BB” Bolos, 78, of Honolulu, a BEI inventory accountant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kona. He is survived by brother Benjamin and sister Dolores Shimabuku. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Scattering to be held at a later date.

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Alfonso Ayonayon Labiano Sr.

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

Aug. 9, 2014
Alfonso Ayonayon Labiano Sr., 96, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Puna Sugar Plantation laborer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in San Clemente Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by sons Alfonso Jr., Winston, Mario and Nelson; daughters Carmelita Tabilas, Remedios Labiano, Mercy Paterakis and Imelda Lasala; 36 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 9 a.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Agnes Remoaldo Carey

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

Aug. 4, 2014
Agnes Remoaldo Carey, 93, of Kailua, a retired nurse at the Hawaii State Hospital and Diamond Head Mental Health Center, died in Kailua. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Charles “Jeff,” Robert, Michael and Paul Jonathan “Jon”; daughter Lynn; sister Josephine Silva; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Thursday.

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Michael C. Mason

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

Aug. 9, 2014
Michael C. Mason, 61, of Honolulu, a University of Phoenix college administrator at its Honolulu campus, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by sons Patrick, Spencer and Charles, and sisters Lynn Haia and Jeanne Chasey. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kaimana Beach Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, 1314 S. King St. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Erlinda Peralta Carlos

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

July 15, 2014
Erlinda Peralta “Linda” Carlos, 72, of Aiea, a retired St. Francis Hospital nurse’s aide, died in Aiea. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Juanito M., daughters Mary Jane Aganon and Mary Ann Bonoan, brothers Orlando and Florentino Peralta, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Abelardo Nicolas

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

July 12, 2014
Abelardo “Rudy” Nicolas, 69, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. He was born in Batac City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Susana F. and brother Carlito Q. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m.

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Michael Stephen Wei Min Chu

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

Aug. 7, 2014
Michael Stephen Wei Min Chu, 64, of Honolulu, a landscape architect and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yetta and sisters Linda Chu Takayama, Val Nitta and Deborah Lobey. No services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Diane Leiko Takemoto

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

Aug. 13, 2014
Diane Leiko “Coach T” Takemoto, 67, of Honolulu, a Kaimuki and Niu Valley Middle school teacher, died. She is survived by husband Randy, sons Daniel and Darren, daughter Dr. Darcie, brother Dr. Lance Kagihara and sisters Sandra Harada and Fay Galase. Private services.

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Kyson Kaleo Contrades

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

Aug. 6, 2014
Kyson Kaleo “Smackey” Contrades, 20, of Anahola, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by parents Kamala and Shelley and brothers Kyle and Kameron “Kaipo.” Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Condolences may be sent to: P.O. Box 577, Anahola, HI 96703.

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Janet Kikue Morita Tanaka

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

July 12, 2014
Janet Kikue Morita Tanaka, 89, of Kailua, a retired employee of Tripler Army Medical Center and Hale Pulama Mau, died in Aloha Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Russell N., daughter Carolyn T. Wilson, sister Myrtle S. Nanbara and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Iva Emma Faitau

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

Aug. 12, 2014
Iva Emma Faitau, 51, of Kahuku, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Samoa. She is survived by husband Amataga P.; sons Edwin and Johnny Solial and Leupena “E.T.” Toso; daughters Karen Lauaki, Stephanie Ilaoa, Joyce To, Felicia Sue-Sue and Jackie Tema; father Poni Tufuga-Valai; brothers Tioane and Mika Tufuga-Valai; sisters Joyita Sasauli and Velma Ikakaula; 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 9th Ward Chapel. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Juanito Baguio Tolentino

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

July 21, 2014
Juanito Baguio “Johnny” Tolentino, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel housekeeper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Apolinaria A. “Lilia”; son Juanito Jr.; daughters Jocelyn Tongpalan, Lorna Saceda and Juliet Dela Cruz; brothers Francisco B. and Florencio B.; sister Letecia B. Acido; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Alice V. Flores

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

Aug. 10, 2014
Alice V. Flores, 89, of Waipahu died in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard Victorino and John and Bobby Kaili; daughters Lisa Ledesma and Toni Lima; brothers Theodore and Edward; sisters Lorretta Sumiki and Irene Mitchell; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Bay Beach Front Park. Call Lisa at 652-5326. No flowers.

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Rely Biag Gruspe

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

July 17, 2014
Rely Biag Gruspe, 53, of Kunia, a McDonald’s crew cook in Waikiki, died at home. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Christian, Chrisanto and Jherrhomme; stepsons Jimmy Jr., Judy and Jorge; stepdaughter Jennifer; brother Christopher J. Biag; and sisters Nida B. Takadero, Nelyn B. Luis and Jeanne L. Biag; and six step-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Crusaders of the Divine Church of Christ in Wahiawa. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Benjamin Castino Kaholi

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

April 25, 2014
Benjamin Castino Kaholi, 70, of Waimanalo, an Alu Like outreach specialist and Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Jennie, brothers Francis K. and Frederick N., and sisters Yvonne P. Roldan and Dolinda K. Kaholi. Gathering: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Waimanalo Beach Park Mound, Makapuu side of the pavilion. Services: 10 a.m. Potluck to follow; bring your own beach chair. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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James Kanehailua

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

July 11, 2014
James Kanehailua, also known as “Jimmy K.” and “Kalani,” 73, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian studies teacher and kupuna for Iroquois Point Elementary School and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Matthew “Pono” Kanehailua and Anthony Kalei Fabrao; mother Tille Tomokiyo; brothers Clement K. Jr., John Pua Sr. and Lawrence Kiha Kanehailua; sisters Bertha Walls, Leilani Kaneko, Nona Kanehailua and Arlene Chiko Kanehailua-Ramones; former wife Chandra Lee Kanehailua-Satele; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary .com.

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Betsy Teruko Kaneshiro

Posted On August 18th, 2014 -

July 5, 2014
Betsy Teruko Kaneshiro, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John, Mark and Dean; daughter MaryAnne Murakami; brother Clarence I. Taba; sisters Florence Arashiro, Gladys Nakagawa, Laura Takaki and Jeanette Oshiro; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waialae Baptist Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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William Christian Kea Jr.

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July 24, 2014
William Christian Kea Jr., 85, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., former president of Primo Brewery and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Sacramento, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Malia Daugherty, Pamela Haider and Carrie See; sister Sybil Kea; and grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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