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Ruth Michie Higa

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March 24, 2015
Ruth Michie Higa, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Kuhio Grill waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Wesley; daughters Barbara Crawford, Patricia Davis, Rosemary Miyamoto and Valerie Higa; brothers Kakuichi Shimabukuro, Dick Ede and Bill Shima; sister Bettie Reque; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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George Yutaka Takasaki

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March 7, 2015
George Yutaka Takasaki, 87, of Honolulu, a retiree from the city Department of Budget and Finance and Bank of Hawaii, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty, son Grant, daughter Jill Canfield and sister Roberta Uesugi. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Frank Akito Hirosane

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March 5, 2015
Frank Akto “Jaman” Hirosane, 76, of Kaneohe, a retired ramp service employee for Japan Airlines, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Corinne, daughters Lisa Yee and Stacey Galima, brother David and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Joseph Curtiss Young Jr.

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March 3, 2015
Joseph Curtiss “Junior” Young Jr., 83, of Honolulu, a Gray Line Hawaii retiree and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan V., sons Dwain H. and Joseph III, daughters Gaylene Colon and Jaycee Doroen, brothers Gordon and Archibald, sisters Yolanda Kalai and Lani Kaauwai, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Thomas Shigeru Katsuyoshi

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March 11, 2015
Thomas Shigeru Katsuyoshi, 75, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii architect and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Renate; daughters Sarah E. Katsuyoshi, Heidi K. Gray, Ilse A. Pratt and Monika M. Nabarrete; sister June Higaki; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Tony Sadao Kinoshita

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April 9, 2015
Tony Sadao Kinoshita, 96, of Honolulu, retired owner and proprietor of Kuhio Auto Repair and an Army veteran who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion during World War II, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violet C., sons Dennis A. and Michael H., daughters Irma K. Kobayashi and Sandra K.K. Rank, brother Harry, sisters Amy Muranaka and Bertha Nakamura, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Jeffrey Maunalani Kipi

Posted On April 13th, 2015 -

March 31, 2015
Jeffrey Maunalani Kipi, 55, of Waianae, an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Loto T.; son Jonah M.; daughters Hoku L. Kipi and Noelani K. Willis; stepdaughter Natasha M. Jackson; sisters Laura Tau’a, Joanne Hokoana, Amelia Kipi, Lavinia Keolanui and Pikake Enaena; brothers Theodore, Samuel and Claude; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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James K. Matsumoto

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March 3, 2015
James K. “Kats” Matsumoto, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education employee and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris, son Drew, daughters Maude Tanaka and Hope Suzuki, brothers Light and Perry, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Darryl Henry Arruda

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March 29, 2015
Darryl Henry Arruda, 66, of Hilo, a retired heavy-equipment mechanic and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son Dustin, daughters Kristy Arruda and Angela Farias, mother Alice, brother Kelly, sister Nadine Horner, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Hanako Miyashiro

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March 4, 2015
Hanako Miyashiro, 89, of Honolulu, a retired legal secretary, died. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sister Sue Cameron. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Lawrence Chee Wah Chun

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March 18, 2015
Lawrence Chee Wah Chun, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education teacher, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Aileen Z.; sons Dale, Reynold and Craig; and seven grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Leslie Lloyd Murakami

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March 5, 2015
Leslie Lloyd Murakami, 79, of Honolulu, a retired city senior building inspector, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Candi; sons Karl K. Kagimoto and Kevin Achong; daughters Joleen Achong and Sienna Kagimoto; brothers Melvin and Glenn; sisters Winifred Yano, Elaine Akau and Jean Hiraoka; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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Colosse Eliapo

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March 30, 2015
Colosse Eliapo, 65, of Waipahu died at home. He was born in Samoa. He is survived by wife Rolina; son Nolan; daughters Lenora Iyapana, Myra Cope and Alana Faagai; brothers Samuelu, Apelu, Asi and Moe; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Waipahu Community Church, 94-330 Mokuola St. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Alice S. Nagai

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March 7, 2015
Alice S. Nagai, 82, of Wahiawa died in Waipahu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Carl, daughter Dianne Kanegawa, brother Wilfred Goto, sister Jane Sasagawa and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Linda Kuualoha Frias

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March 7, 2015
Linda Kuualoha Frias, 70, of Las Vegas, a retired Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station warehouse manager, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alan P. Bermudez; daughters Sheri K. Sabalaske, Shelly P. Carriera and Yvette N. Boteilho; mother Elizabeth K. Terry; sisters Bonnie De Freitas, Piilani Lua, Kuulei Peters, Nalani Mahelona, Belinda Patrick, Kathy Frias and Tammy Jenks; brothers Louis and Milton; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Kaoru Ohashi

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March 3, 2015
Kaoru Ohashi, 90, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Carl, daughter Lois Shishido, sisters Lorraine Matsumoto and Florence Hishinuma, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ethel Etsuko Fujihara

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March 21, 2015
Ethel Etsuko Fujihara, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker and business owner, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons David and Glenn. Private services.

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Lucena Pascua

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March 22, 2015
Lucena Pascua, 70, of Aiea died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Wenceslao, son Melchor, daughters Novelyn Llarenas and Logie Agag, sister Solema Aranda, 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Mass: 2 p.m. Burial in the Philippines.

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Milton Sadami Fujita

Posted On April 13th, 2015 -

March 7, 2015
Milton Sadami Fujita, 66, of Kaneohe, a retired electrician for Ampco Electric and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Amy E.; sons Mike, Marc and Mason; mother Betty W.; brother Vern; and sister Charlene Hironaka. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Debbie Pualani Peralta-Rosa

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March 2, 2015
Debbie Pualani Peralta-Rosa, 30, of Waianae died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ryan C. Rosa, son Ryan K. Rosa, daughter Destiny K. Peralta, parents Kenneth Peralta and Debramae Eli, and sisters Cristal Peralta, Kailana Moa-Eli and Doreen Blanchard. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. No flowers.

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William Leroy Kaholokula

Posted On April 12th, 2015 -

March 20, 2015
William Leroy Kaholokula, 57, of Kahului, a Maui County Department of Parks and Recreation caretaker, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by companion Tanee Rhodes; son Jared; daughters Puanani Kaholokula and Jovina Kaeo; parents Jared Kaholokula and Viola J.A. Hanaike; brothers Henry N. Kaholokula, Claude H. “Gilly” Maio, Corey Hanaike, Greg West and Dale Hano; and sisters Melvina Kanaha, Loke Wong, Maile Gomes, Ipo Basbas and Crystal Smythe. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Filomena Inez Kehaulani Sitarek

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March 13, 2015
Filomena Inez Kehaulani “Shorty” Sitarek, 74, of Aiea, a former employee of Lowe’s Home Improvement in Waikele and Free- man Guards at Honolulu Airport, died in Aiea. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Bradley C. Baisa and Jason-Wayne P. Sitarek; daughters Leilani F.A. Sitarek-Godwin, Tanya-Marie K. Sitarek-Fedro, Sheryl-Lynn “Sherry” Sitarek and Lorraine K. Keliiwaiwaiole; sister Leilani Agao; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Howard Hiroshi Kaneshiro

Posted On April 12th, 2015 -

March 20, 2015
Howard Hiroshi “Birdie” Kaneshiro, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Schuman Carriage Co. automotive technician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elsie, daughter Donna Olayan, brother Reynold and sister Barbara Stewart. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Yong Ho Song

Posted On April 12th, 2015 -

April 5, 2015
Yong Ho Song, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Army comptroller, died in Honolulu. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Kum Hi, sons Vince and James, daughter Mia, sister Kun Ja and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Joongang Presbyterian Church, Honolulu.

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Roy J. Kim

Posted On April 12th, 2015 -

April 8, 2015
Roy J. Kim, 25, of Waipahu, an EGK Painting painter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Seong Min and Eun Gyeong, and brother Erin. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon.

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Douglas Kiyoshi Suzuki

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March 19, 2015
Douglas Kiyoshi Suzuki, 61, of Aiea, a retired Hawaiian Tel technician, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Frank H. and Sumiko, and sisters Sylvia and Claire. Private services.

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Dorothy Ululani Puahi McLouth

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March 27, 2015
Dorothy Ululani Puahi McLouth, 75, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Charles K.; sons Charles and Joseph; daughters Dalphine Kuoha, Cathy Fuller, Corrina McLouth, Laurie Dela Cruz and Shirley Kaaikala; brothers Thomas, Hiram and Arthur Puahi; sister Frances Puahi; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Wallace Tadanori Tanouye Jr.

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March 31, 2015
Wallace Tadanori Tanouye Jr., 60, of Kahana Bay, a Royal Contracting Co. laborer, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Orepa AhSan-Tanouye; sons Wallace III, Wayneson and Wyman; daughter Winema Poti; brothers Charlie, Kaleo and Xavier “Dash”; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula Makai Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Yolanda D. Abrisce

Posted On April 12th, 2015 -

March 7, 2015
Yolanda D. “Yogi” Abrisce, 49, of Pearl City, a former executive assistant, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jason T., son Ryan E.D. Raquepo, mother Salvacion G. Dela Cruz, brothers Fernando D. Kuan and Ricarte A. Dela Cruz, and sister Darlene Ragasa. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Vicki Mactagone Melvin

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April 7, 2015
Vicki Mactagone Melvin, 89, of Mililani, a retired executive secretary for Dole Plantation and Castle & Cooke, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. She is survived by sons Buzz and Edward, daughters Bari M. Ruiz and Heather Melvin, sister Rose M. “Loke” Stewart, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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