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Michael M. Hickey Sr.

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

Oct. 6, 2013
Michael M. Hickey Sr., 74, of Honolulu, a retired hotel manager and author of Western books, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Michael M. Jr. and Gregory P., stepsons Roy and Allan, stepdaughter Debra, sisters Maureen Farnden and Eileen Hardy, and half-brother Gregory Penwill. Private services.

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Nora Cadiente Rimorin

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Sept. 30, 2013
Nora Cadiente Rimorin, 53, of Waiehu, Maui, a Maui Memorial Medical Center housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Alejandro C.; sons Christopher and Chester; daughters Angel and Angelica; parents Martin and Dolores Cadiente; sisters Lilia Mendoza, Lydia Rimorin and Soledad Arconado; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Mikiharu Ishida

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Sept. 29, 2013
Mikiharu Ishida, 80, of Ewa Beach, a welder at Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Loretta K.; son Edwin T.; daughters Leila T. Takahama and Sheri S. Ishida; brother Herbert; sisters Yukiko Ige, Rose Nakamitsu and Alice Reyher; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Thomas Tamotsu Shiroma

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Oct. 6, 2013
Thomas Tamotsu “Tommy” Shiroma, 91, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Job Corps vocational coordinator, cattle rancher and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Amy, son Brian H., daughters Clarice Suzuki and Deborah Ross, brothers George and Susumu, sister Yoshi Tsukayama and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Cross. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Muneo Ito

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Oct. 4, 2013
Muneo Ito, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government computer system analyst, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Daryl A.; daughters Joy N. Frank and Cara Ann A. Vento; brothers Hiroyuki, Takumi and Takao; sisters Harumi “Hilda” Ito and Miyuki “Mildred” Suzuki; and four grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Robert Sypowicz

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

Oct. 9, 2013
Robert “Bob” Sypowicz, 65, of Honolulu, founder of Bookkeeping Services of Hawaii, died in Hono&lulu. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Shelly, son Russell, brothers Dennis and Lawrence J., and a grandchild. Services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Parish, 1701 Wilder Ave., Honolulu. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Shirley Ann Suprimido Kailiawa

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Sept. 10, 2013
Shirley Ann Suprimido Kailiawa, 70, of Pahala, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pahala. She is survived by sons Thomas K.K. “Bull” III, Patrick “Keala,” Lincoln and Napoleon “Nappy”; daughters Jan Kaleohano and Anna George; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. All-night vigil: 5 p.m. Friday at the family residence, 96-1164 Kaumahana St., Pahala. Rosary: 6 p.m. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahala Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Tamotsu Takahama

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Oct. 6, 2013
Tamotsu Takahama, 86, of Lanai City, a retired Dole Co. auto mechanic supervisor, died. He was born on Lanai. He is survived by wife Sally, son Mark, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Lanai Hongwanji Mission, Lanai City. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes services to be held at a later date. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Calvin Kazuo Kawamoto

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Sept. 22, 2013
Calvin Kazuo “Cal” Kawamoto, 73, of Waipahu, a retired Air Force officer and a former state senator, will be remembered in services 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Carolyn, son Walter, daughter Nina and brothers Paul and Roy. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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Tsuyuko Helen Teramoto

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Sept. 21, 2013
Tsuyuko Helen Teramoto, 90, of Pearl City, a retired Nisshodo cashier, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Glen and Neal, daughter June Bizjak, brother Kenneth Hasegawa, sisters Myra Ito and Miyoko Matsuo, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Patricia Ann Ah Loo

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Oct. 3, 2013
Patricia Ann Ah Loo, 65, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Patrick, son TJ, daughters Kimberly and Cherylynn, brothers Michael and Joseph Crocco, and two grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Unity Church of Hawai‘i. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

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Glenn Yoshio Kimura

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

Sept. 18, 2013
Glenn Yoshio Kimura, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Grace Pacific Inc. mechanic and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Richard. Private services.

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Skippy T. Yasutake

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

Sept. 6, 2013
Skippy T. Yasutake, 89, of Hilo died in Honolulu. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Marilyn J., son Kevin, daughter Kim, brother Anthony, sister Michie Nakashima and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Damaso Ambrocio

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Sept. 22, 2013
Damaso Ambrocio, 86, of Aiea, a retired Matson Navigation Co. crane operator, died in Aiea. He was born in Asingan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonora; sons Melvin, Edwin, Stewart, Eugene and Jeffrey; daughter Valerie Chong; sisters Pudgie Smith, Liberty Rivera and Paula Hall; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Diane L. Kuamoo

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

Oct. 5, 2013
Diane L. Kuamoo, 64, of Keaukaha, Hawaii, an employee at CW Maintenance, Diamond Head Papaya and Life Care Center of Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Gregory K.; son Cade K.; daughter Michelle M. Icari; brothers Manuel, Wesley and Glen Moniz; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences may be made by calling 935-1404 during evening hours.

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Betina Berkitz

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Oct. 7, 2013
Betina Berkitz, 69, of Kihei, Maui, a Maui Memorial Medical Center nursing assistant, died at home. She was born in Faaa, Tahiti. She is survived by son Terii Taihia, daughters Selma Raiarii and Veia Swartz, brother Yves Ariitaata, 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at 2216 S. Kihei Road. Parking not available at the house; park in nearby public lot. Paddleboards and surfboards welcome to accompany canoes in the ocean. Flowers and lei welcome to be placed in the ocean. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Sebastian Kumali

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

Sept. 20, 2013
Sebastian Kumali, also known as Sebastian Kumali von Habsburg, 29, of Hilo, a Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa front desk agent, former Four Seasons Resort Hualalai assistant manager and Penncro debt management officer, died in Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Bernice “Bernie” Kumali-Rodrigues and sisters Luana Gushiken, Lisa Rezentez and Terry K. Crichton. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Santos Carnate

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

Oct. 7, 2013
Santos Carnate, 84, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a retired Gay & Robinson seed processor, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lucrecia; sons Ruben and Rey; daughters Renie Parayno, Sally Andres, Rowena Sibuma, Rhoda Soriano and Rebecca Rodriques; brother Apolonio; sister Lorenza; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo, Kauai. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

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Florence Chalmers Lemke

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10-13 566291  Florence LemkeSept. 28, 2013
Florence Chalmers Lemke, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono&lulu. She is survived by sons David and Herman Jr., daughters Marlene Lemke and Adele Lemke Badone, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment at noon at Oahu Cemetery. Donations suggested to Star of the Sea Catholic Church or Sacred Hearts Academy. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Sandra Sachiko Endo

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

Sept. 23, 2013
Sandra Sachiko Endo, 65, of Pearl City, a retired Chemical Sales and Service Inc. accounting clerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Melvin, daughters Keriane Endo and Brandi Wakabayashi, brother Spencer Miyasato, sister Donna Shimabukuro and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John Richard Mitchell Jr.

Posted On October 13th, 2013 -

Sept. 23, 2013
John Richard Mitchell Jr., 66, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Keoni III and Palani, daughters Michelle Gomes and Vanessa Jaquias, sister Marcia, 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, 41-1323 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Henry Kealakalae Kaneakua

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Oct. 4, 2013
Henry Kealakalae Kaneakua, 83, of Kilauea, Kauai, formerly of Kapaa, Kauai, a truck driver and roofer, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. He is survived by sons Kelvin Keoua, and Henry and Art A. Miner; daughters Hennie Villanueva, Eva J. Peru, and Lavenda and Vera Miner; stepson Tarvin Makia; stepdaughter Amlin Landers; 28 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 19 at Kapaa First Hawaiian Church. Services: 11 a.m.

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Melenie Mahinamalamalama Eleneke

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Sept. 9, 2013
Melenie Mahinamalamalama Eleneke, 53, of Daly City, Calif., a spiritual healer, hula dancer and community leader for the Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project in San Francisco, died in Daly City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Alene K. Eleneke Pa; brothers Wayne, Paul and Charles; and sisters Cha Thompson and Shalei Eleneke. Services: 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Pokai Bay, cabanas near Waianae Valley Road and Farrington Highway, turn left to the beach.

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Lilia E. Kepaa

Posted On October 12th, 2013 -

Sept. 30, 2013
Lilia E. Kepaa, 90, of Honolulu, a state Department of Transportation Airports Division employee, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Benjamin, Allen and Vernon; daughters Puanani Cambra and Keri Jean Kepaa; brothers Joseph, Solomon and Samuel Espinda; sister Wilma Polanco; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Felipe Camus Funtanilla

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Sept. 12, 2013
Felipe Camus Funtanilla, 98, of Waipahu, a retired Redondo’s janitor, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Orlando, Arsenio, Conrado and Ricardo; daughter Cely Galicha and Julie Asuncion; 26 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 19 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: noon at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Priscilla Martin

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Oct. 1, 2013
Priscilla Martin, 72, of Kaneohe, a child care business owner, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kimball, Robert and Kaipo; daughter Lani Daguio; brothers Stanley Kapepa, and Henry and Whitney Ortiz; sisters Penny Silva, Sylvia Pacheco and Cheryl Hamada; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Church, Kaneohe. Services: 2:15 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Shirley Ann Griffin

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Sept. 27, 2013
Shirley Ann Griffin, 67, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died. She was born in Madison, Wis. She is survived by son Donald Olson and daughter Shannon Olson. Celebration of life: noon Oct. 27 at the Olson residence. Private burial.

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Samuel J. Pa

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Sept. 26, 2013
Samuel J. Pa, 79, of Waimanalo, a retired stevedore, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alene K. Eleneke Pa and sister Elizabeth “Auntie Momi” Kanehailua. Services: 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Pokai Bay, cabanas near Waianae Valley Road and Farrington Highway, turn left to the beach.

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Richard A. Cordeiro Grilho Sr.

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Oct. 8, 2013
Richard A. Cordeiro Grilho Sr., 72, of Waianae, a construction employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda; son Richard Jr.; daughters Luanne Grilho and Victoria Santos; brother Robert; sisters Katherine Hightower, Beatrice Grilho and Barbara Tadeo; and three grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Douglas Jeremiah Rondon

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Sept. 26, 2013
Douglas Jeremiah Rondon, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired civil service personnel specialist and veteran of the Air Force, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carolouise K.; daughter Kehaulani Naki; brothers Leonard Nuuhiwa, Walter Joines, Alvin and Solomon Potts, and Francis and Anthony Raiola; sisters La Viena Baker, Eloise and Evangeline Potts, Frances Maxwell, Lillian Potts-Horibe and Loretta Potts-Richardson; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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