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Dennis Gruber Schnabel

Posted On September 9th, 2013 -

Aug. 21, 2013
Dennis Gruber Schnabel, 67, of Waianae, a retired C.S. Wo & Sons maintenance supervisor and a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Waianae. He was born in Reading, Pa.He is survived by sons Less A. and Webster K., daughters Carol L. Mejia and Peneueta Ofagalilo, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services:Friday at Makaha residence, 85-161 Maiuu Road, Waianae.

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Sio Ioane

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Aug. 24, 2013
Sio Ioane, 67, of Waipahu, a carpenter, died in Aiea. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by sons Mei and Alfred Ioane, Francis Fernandez and Anthony and Ritt Ioane; daughters Theresa, January and Shirley Ioane; brothers Tino and Siaasu Ioane and Taatia and Sefo Masitalo; sisters ElenaChancheck, Lesina Maga and Imeleta Cebeda; and 26 grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples. Services:noon. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information given in an obituary Saturday.

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Jacinto C. Senados

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Aug. 21, 2013
Jacinto C. Senados, 70, of Aiea died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian Siaris; hanai sons Michael, Jeffery and Guy Siaris; hanai daughters Virginia Bernard, Donna Hite, Denise Swam and Hilda Sondia; brother Michael Rodrigues; sisters Dorothy Pantohan, Norma Jean “Girly”Kekauhuna and Winifred Cadiz; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:2:30 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary Chapel. Services:3 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Satoko Isobe

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Aug. 31, 2013
Satoko Isobe, 85, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Yamaguchi Ken, Japan. She is survived by brother Naohiko and sister Kazuko Tajima. Visitation:10:30 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu MemorialPark & Mortuary, Chapel of the Flowers. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information given in an obituary Friday.

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Robert Taketo Sugimura

Posted On September 9th, 2013 -

Aug. 9, 2013
Robert Taketo “Take” Sugimura, 89, of Hono-lulu, a retired Dole Cannery employee and retired Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Norma H. Koroki. Private services.

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Kaupoe Kaupoe Jr.

Posted On September 9th, 2013 -

Aug. 20, 2013
Kaupoe “Magalei” Kaupoe Jr., 66, of Wahiawa, a retired plumbing specialties employee, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Rosalia; sons Mike, Matthew, Mykl, Marvin, Melvin and Milton-Lee; daughters Marie and Rosalia; parents Laisene and Faaopooppo Lagafuaina; brothers Talanoa and Manea Lagafuaina; sisters Sinauli Natia, Faafeo Lagafuaina and Susana Kaupoe; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Kanana Fou Christian Church, 94-261 Kunia Road. Services: 11 a.m. Burial:1:30 p.m. at MililaniMemorial Park. Online condolences:leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Parsha Kahea Green

Posted On September 8th, 2013 -

Sept. 5, 2013

Parsha Kahea Green, 72, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Equipment Co. executive secretary, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai son Bowser, hanai daughter Kitty, brothers Richard B. and Wayne M., and sisters Halaki Morrow and Jennifer “Nohea” Green-Stan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826.

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Leimomi Lucille Smith

Posted On September 8th, 2013 -

Aug. 16, 2013

Leimomi Lucille Smith, 72, of Keanae, Maui, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by husband Benjamin Sr.; sons Benjamin Jr., Kaholowaa and Valentine K.; daughters Ui Visaya, and Leihua, Mele and Leialoha Smith; brothers Walter, Joseph and Dennis Kekiwi; sisters Isabel Kaha and Lani Loe; and 14 grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Alipate Halaifonua

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Aug. 22, 2013

Alipate Halaifonua, 77, of Honolulu, an Imua Landscaping Co. Inc. tree trimmer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Vaini, Tonga. He is survived by son Sionetalanoa, daughter Matileti Havea, brothers Uhaone and Metui, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Augustine By the Sea Catholic Church, Waikiki. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City.

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Dolly Jane Davis Stevens

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July 30, 2013

Dolly Jane Davis Stevens, 60, of Waimea, Hawaii, a homemaker, caregiver and New Beginnings Assembly of God pastor, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Strickland; son Isaiah; daughters Romona Stevens and Anginette Palacol; hanai sons Onipaa, Kaimi and Kukini; hanai daughter Keola; brothers McKinley Jr. and Melvin Davis; sisters Juann Kai, Lena Mae Davis-Natividad, Angie Okimoto, Velma Tanaka and Rochel Davis; and hanai brothers Rudy and Nelson Kaupu. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahilu Town Hall (Mana Christian Ohana Church), Waimea. Services: 10 a.m. Private urn committal services. Casual attire.

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Tsuneo Hirano

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Aug. 12, 2013

Tsuneo “Sam” Hirano, 83, of Mililani, a retired Schofield Auto Hobby Shop supervisor and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Chikayo; sons Earl, Michael and Albert; daughter Shirley Hirano-Dias; sister Mabel Fukumoto; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Kenneth Anthony Torres Sr.

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Sept. 1, 2013

Kenneth Anthony Torres Sr., 79, of Wailuku, an Army veteran and a retired supervisor at the state Department of Accounting and General Services painting division, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Kenneth Jr. and Anthony, daughters Terry Lynn Jarnesky and Reinette Barnett, sister Paulette Medeiros, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Lenora K. Kaaukai

Posted On September 8th, 2013 -

Sept. 3, 2013

Lenora K. “Nora” Kaaukai, also known as Elizabeth Akiona Kaaukai, 73, of Puueopaku, Hawaii, an assistant baker at the former Hatada Bakery in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Louis; daughters Lisa Ann P. Kaaukai-Cole, Melanie K. Kaaukai and Michelle K. Kaaukai-Perreira; sister Eunice Sewall; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Haili Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Private urn committal services. Aloha attire. Flower lei welcome.

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Judith Kimie Tsutsui

Posted On September 8th, 2013 -

Sept. 5, 2013

Judith Kimie Tsutsui, 83, of Ewa Beach, a clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. She is survived by husband Hidemi; daughters Jeanne Keuma, Julie Tsutsui and Jodene Arakaki; brothers Hiroshi and Seie Chinen; sisters Fusako Chinen, Mitzi Yoshimoto and Nancy Okuda; and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Richard Yoshiteru Morishima

Posted On September 8th, 2013 -

Aug. 31, 2013

Richard Yoshiteru Morishima, 75, of Lahaina, a retired carpenter, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brother Edward Sr., and sisters Jane Kusuno and Norma Jean Fujise. Private services and scattering of ashes. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Wade K. Wilson

Posted On September 8th, 2013 -

Aug. 30, 2013

Wade K. Wilson, 65, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Hawaiian Electric Light Co. supervisor for the power plant and maintenance department, died at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mabel; sons Edward, Scott, Leslie, Shane and Kekoa; mother Margaret Wilson-Perez; brother Duke; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Rose V. Alip

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Aug. 20, 2013

Rose V. Alip, 71, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Hilo Medical Center paramedical assistant and former bus driver at Laupahoehoe Transportation Co. and Bragado Bus Service, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Leroy; sons Leroy Jr., Robert and Dwayne; daughter Carrie Pung; brother John Ventura; sisters Josephine Amaral, Priscilla Hetrick, Carmen Green and Antonia Balicanta; 20 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa County Cemetery. Casual attire.

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David Allan Murray

Posted On September 8th, 2013 -

Aug. 30, 2013

David Allan Murray, 86, of Pukalani, Maui, an Army veteran who served in World War II and a retired captain and corrections officer at Olinda Honor Camp, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Amy T., sons Calvin and Jeff, daughter Debbie Gonsalves, nine grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Pukalani Baptist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Kay Na‘oia Young

Posted On September 8th, 2013 -

Aug. 22, 2013

Kay Na‘oia Young, 79, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Atu’u, American Samoa. She is survived by son Frank E.; daughters Marie A. Ching Sam, Jane M. Ifopo and Theresa-Kay N. Young; brothers Juni Maeva and Olo Sa’aga’au; sister Perenite Siliuta; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Robert Hung Chew Au

Posted On September 8th, 2013 -

Aug. 20, 2013

Robert Hung Chew “Bob” Au, 86, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Bank senior vice president and senior credit manager, died in St. Francis Hospice, Nuuanu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kiyono H., son Glenn D. Young, daughter Michelle M.M. Young and sister Lily Y.Q. Yuen. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Isaac Nakooka Sr.

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Sept. 4, 2013

Isaac “Ike” Nakooka Sr., 76, of Lahaina, a heavy-equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Kona. He is survived by companion Marge Strong, son Isaac Jr., daughters Noelani Bailey and Maile Consulation, brother Moses Takaki, sisters Janet Quihano and Lana Quedding, 10 grandchildren, 11 hanai grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at S Turn Park in Lahaina. Casual attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Michael Andrew Bignami

Posted On September 8th, 2013 -

July 13, 2013

Michael Andrew “Koa” Bignami, 25, of Hawaii, a photographer and videographer, died in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Gary S., mother Lezlie Ann, and grandparents Peggie J. Taylor and Barbara Bignami. Services and scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at 68-544 Crozier Drive, on the corner of Crozier Drive and Olohio Street, Mokuleia Beach. Potluck to follow. Aloha or beach attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to nami.org or Al-Anon International. For more information about services, email nami@808nami.com.

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Kay K. Nishimura

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Aug. 6, 2013

Kay K. “Kathy” Nishimura, 90, of Mililani, a former employee at Oahu Lumber Co., died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ralph, daughter Raldeen, brother Saburo Takamura and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers.

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Betty Chew Wan Chang

Posted On September 8th, 2013 -

Sept. 1, 2013

Betty Chew Wan Chang, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Sears catalog sales supervisor, died in Hawaii Kai Retirement Community. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Diane Chung, Marcia Vogl and Lorri Chang; sisters Alma Yee, Eunice Kyle, Gertrude Chun and Brenda Pang; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Donations suggested to 4-H Alumni Association. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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William Kenneth Puha

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Sept. 2, 2013

William Kenneth Puha, 74, of Paia, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. driver trainer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Charlotte A.N.; son Wayne K. Sr.; daughters Tami N. Puha, Babette D. Kahalekai and Wendi K. Ho‘opai; hanai sons Tom “Dude” Hanks and Freddy Waikiki; brother Joseph Lanoza; sisters Luana Helm, Ruthie Farrish and Auria Richards; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Donald Wayne Fritzler

Posted On September 8th, 2013 -

Aug. 22, 2013

Donald Wayne “Don” Fritzler, 73, of Mililani, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Racine, Wis. He is survived by daughters Lena Fritzler and Christine Quintinita, brother William, sister Vickie Guse and a grandchild. Private services.

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Philibert Gabriel Secretario Sr.

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Aug. 13, 2013

Philibert Gabriel Secretario Sr., 83, of Lahaina, a former heavy-equipment operator at Pioneer Mill, died in Hale Makua in Kahului. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Trecita; son Philibert Jr.; daughters Wanda Pavao, Beverley Genovese, Cindy Balboa and Maka Secretario; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Church. Mass at noon. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Leilehua Vivencia Racelis Galvez

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Aug. 21, 2013

Leilehua Vivencia Racelis Galvez, 90, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a homemaker and retired secretary for the government and Department of Education in Guam, died at home. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons David and Dani, daughters Debra Morrison and Diane Bobek, hanai daughter Michiko Tarumi, brothers Redro Jr. and Ben Racelis, sister Aloha Carvalho, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church, north of Kahala Mall. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Aug. 25.

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Irene Smith

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Aug. 30, 2013

Irene Smith, 85, of Haleiwa, a retired nurse at Kahuku and St. Francis hospitals, and a Navy ensign, died in Haleiwa. She was born in New Haven, Conn. She is survived by sons Michael A., David A., Frederick T. and Kyran O.; daughters Maris van der Lee, Catherine L. Phelps and Judith L. Barber; brother Thomas O’Brien; and 12 grandchildren. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers and monetary offerings, donations suggested to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.

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Betty Chew Wan Chang

Posted On September 7th, 2013 -

Sept. 1, 2013
Betty Chew Wan Chang, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Sears catalog sales supervisor, died in Hawaii Kai Retirement Community. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Diane Chung, Marcia Vogl and Lorrie Chang; sisters Alma Yee, Eunice Kyle, Gertrude Chun and Brenda Pang; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Donations suggested to Hawaii 4-H Alumni Association. Online condolences: hawaifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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