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Tamotsu Yamaguchi

Posted On May 30th, 2015 -

May 16, 2015
Tamotsu Yamaguchi, 93, of Mililani, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kalaoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yoshino; son Wayne T.; daughter Blanche Y. Tanabe; sisters Ellen Inouye, Elaine Watanabe and Mildred Omura; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Laura Avilla

Posted On May 30th, 2015 -

May 5, 2015
Laura Avilla, 83, of Honolulu, a housekeeper, died at the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William, Herbert, Rodney and Dennis; daughters Lorna Avilla and Cathie Pua; brother Rodney; sister May Navaez; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Steven Puahaulani Mero

Posted On May 30th, 2015 -

May 5, 2015
Steven Puahaulani Mero, 75, of Honolulu, a tour guide operator for Polynesian Adventure Tours, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai sons John J. Oliveira and Beany Koa and sister Roberta Ann. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Cynthia Ann Yamamoto

Posted On May 30th, 2015 -

May 17, 2015
Cynthia Ann Yamamoto, 66, of Lihue, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Grant; son Ronson Valdez; daughters Tisha Henderson, Dawn Lopez and Chelsey Valdez; mother Mildred S. Miller; stepmothers Peggy Wisneski and Wilhelmina Perreira; brothers Mark, Teddy, Robin and Bill; sisters Theresa L. Ratcliff, Caroll Neilsen, Susan Perreira, Jessica Kung, Dara Balmores, Tiare Sorensen and Deidre, Denise, Shawn and Amber Wisneski; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Thursday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services to follow. Casual attire.

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Antone Gomes Jr.

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

May 20, 2015
Antone “Tony” Gomes Jr., 83, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retiree from the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Paauilo. He is survived by son Timothy, daughter Roxane Kalilikane, hanai son Benjamin Aguilar, hanai daughter Fely Pabre, sister Doris Smith, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa, Hawaii. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. June 5 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services at noon. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire.

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Albert Tin Byau Goo

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

May 23, 2015
Albert Tin Byau “Al” Goo, 93, of Honolulu, a prosthodontist and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by former wife Odette, sons Lionel and Jerome, daughter Giselle Nance, hanai daughter Fawn Shang, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Lois K.L. Guerrero

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

Feb. 3, 2015
Lois K.L. “Puna” Guerrero, 91, of Fountain Valley, Calif., a homemaker and professional hula dancer, died in Irvine, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Penny-Mae Takahashi and Cheri-Ann Guerrero, sisters Geraldine Alama and Mamo Howell, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at Holoholo Bar & Grill on Beretania Street. Private scattering of ashes.

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Myron K.K. Guerrero

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

March 11, 2015
Myron K.K. Guerrero, 65, of Olaa, Hawaii, a retired electrician technician and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Hilo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tamiko; sons Hauoli, Kapono and Kino; daughters Kristie Nourrie and Leimaile Guerrero; sisters Penny-Mae Takahashi and Cheri-Ann K. Guerrero; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at Holoholo Bar & Grill on Beretania Street. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. June 5 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Frances Harada

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

April 20, 2015
Frances Harada, 81, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Itsuo “Opat”; son Michael; daughters Deborah Harada, Annette Anduha and Pauline Fleischauer; sisters Mary Ellen Rapoza and Carol Mae Silva; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Tsuyako Higa

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

April 29, 2015
Tsuyako Higa, 100, of Honolulu, a retiree from the Queen’s Medical Center, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Nelson Nakagawa, daughter Carol M. McLeod, brother Kenneth Tsuchida, sister Yaeko Kobayashi, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Tyrome Kalani Kahele

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

May 9, 2015
Tyrome Kalani Kahele, 18, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a Korner Pocket Bar and Grill cook, died. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by parents Nelson and Deena, and Emma; brothers Bruce Jr., William and Issac; and sisters Nalani Miller, Sierra Kama and Leiahi, Judie, Salena and Waipiolani Kahele. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at OTEC beach park.

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Anthony Thomas Lum

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

May 5, 2015
Anthony Thomas “Tony” Lum, 50, of Hawaii Kai, a property manager, died in Hawaii Kai. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Georgette “Peaches” Young; parents Shirley Lum, and Eke and Wanda Kekauoha; brothers Weldon and Aaron Kekauoha; and sisters Malia Marquez and Kaleleonalani Kekauoha-Schultz. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Kilohana United Methodist Church, Niu Valley. Services: 6 p.m. Reception to follow. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maili Beach Park. Casual attire. No flowers; lei welcome. Donations suggested to Paiolu Kauaulu Shelter or your favorite charity. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Ralph Matsuhide Nakamoto

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

April 22, 2015
Ralph Matsuhide Nakamoto, 68, of Waianae, a painter and an Army veteran, died in Puuwai O Makaha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Norman H. and sisters Aileen H. Tsuha and Lucille Shimabukuro. Private services.

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Coleta Paguyo Nicolas

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

April 23, 2015
Coleta Paguyo Nicolas, 97, of Aiea died in Waipahu. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by nieces Nicolasa N. “Lasing” Edrada, Arsenia N. and Juanita N. Mauricio, Caridad N. Doronio, Erlinda N. Narciso, Zenaida E. Akana and Gliceria N. Mangaoil. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Moses Joshua Dolores Obana

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

May 7, 2015
Moses Joshua Dolores Obana, 33, of Honolulu, a Henkels and McCoy Inc. technician, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Rogelio B. and Carlymira D., and brothers Rudyard, Jeffrey and Charlemagle. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Wesley Alan Cash

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

May 23, 2015
Wesley Alan “Wes” Cash, 63, of Kailua, formerly of Waimanalo, owner of WC Services and a heavy-equipment operator and mechanic, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan “Joanie”; daughter Jessica Hammond; brothers Dewey Mookini, Noah, John, Michael, Kevin and Bryan Cash, and Charles Kaulukukui Jr.; and sisters Denise Kirn and Lori Mookini. Services to be held at a later date. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Bernadine Maluhia Kim Lan Sam Fong

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

May 16, 2015
Bernadine Maluhia Kim Lan Sam Fong, 76, of Papakolea, a retired Guam Department of Education physical education and health teacher, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Papakolea. She is survived by brother Willard K. and sisters Francille Lee and Leimomi Kama. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Auwaiolimu Ward Chapel, 1931 Lusitana St., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in obituary published Thursday.

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Gerald Hing Wing Chong

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

May 15, 2015
Gerald Hing Wing Chong, 74, of Honolulu, a real estate developer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mona, brother Gordon and sister Jacquelyn Chong-Meyer. Services to be determined at a later date. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Juana Magbaleta Taclay

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

April 29, 2015
Juana Magbaleta Taclay, 91, of Waipahu, a retired Ogden Co. janitor, died in Waipahu. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Severo Jr., Dominador and Ireneo; daughters Flory Paglinawan, Elizabeth Agapay, Irenea Filomeno and Julita Edmalin; brother Bernardo Magbaleta; sister Marina Juan; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples.

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Dean A. Domingo

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

April 17, 2015
Dean A. Domingo, 53, of Waipahu died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Elpedio “Pete” and Erlinda, brother Christian and sister Donna Domingo-Silva. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Monday at White Plains Beach, Kalaeloa. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Leroy Richard Eilers

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

May 9, 2015
Leroy Richard Eilers, 80, of Ewa Beach, a military police retiree, died at home. He was born in Madison, Ill. He is survived by wife Sheila Norton; sons John, Leroy Jr. and Robert; daughters Georgina Craig, Leialoha McAnally, Kehaulani Norton and Noelani Laeha; stepsons Joe, Mike and David Silva; stepdaughters Kau’i Norton and Moana Karnuth; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private burial.

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Martha Tsukiyama Giovanelli

Posted On May 29th, 2015 -

April 26, 2015
Martha Tsukiyama Giovanelli, 92, of Kensington, Md., a former University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine administrator and East-West Center administrative officer, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John, brother Ted Tsukiyama and sisters Naoko Ogata and Kazu Vossbrink. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Harris United Methodist Church. Additional services to be held in Maryland.

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Dorothy Carrie Mahoney

Posted On May 28th, 2015 -

May 17, 2015
Dorothy Carrie Mahoney, 87, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Chestertown, N.Y. She is survived by son Gene Gritzbach; daughters Georgia Smolkis, Barbara Leiden, Sherry Cappallo and Melody Tolentino; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services pending. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or Kahikuonalani Church.

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Chiyomi Yamashita Morikawa

Posted On May 28th, 2015 -

May 20, 2015
Chiyomi Yamashita Morikawa, 86, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Derwin I., brother Clarence Yamashita and sister Nancy Yamamoto. Visitation: 1 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Betty Yuriko Oshiro

Posted On May 28th, 2015 -

May 14, 2015
Betty Yuriko Oshiro, 75, of Waipahu, a retired Reyn Spooner seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kona. She is survived by son Craig, daughter Karen Shiraishi, sisters Dori Kakugawa and Carol Macatiag, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Marie Pell

Posted On May 28th, 2015 -

May 19, 2015
Marie Pell, 92, of Honolulu, a switchboard operator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Danbury, Conn. She is survived by stepson Lawrence, eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. No services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Rodrigo Aquiat Ramos

Posted On May 28th, 2015 -

May 4, 2015
Rodrigo Aquiat “Eping” Ramos, 81, of Waipahu, a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Waipahu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughter Dr. Rhodelynn and sister Victoria Rivera. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

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Ronald Tsugio Sakai

Posted On May 28th, 2015 -

May 9, 2015
Ronald Tsugio Sakai, 94, of Honolulu, a retired sheet metal specialist and co-owner of Kapalama Plumbing and Sheet Metal Shop, and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company H, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yukie; son Leslie T.; daughter Eileen A.; brothers Uichi, Yoshito and Harold M.; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Bernadine Maluhia Kim Lan Sam Fong

Posted On May 28th, 2015 -

May 16, 2015
Bernadine Maluhia Kim Lan Sam Fong, 76, of Waimanalo, a retired Guam Department of Education physical education and health teacher, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Papakolea. She is survived by brother Willard K. and sisters Francille Lee and Leimomi Kama. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Auwaiolimu Ward Chapel, 1931 Lusitana St., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Toyohiro Shimabukuro

Posted On May 28th, 2015 -

April 22, 2015
Toyohiro “Toyo” Shimabukuro, 79, of Pearl City, proprietor of Ono Hawaiian Foods Restaurant in Kapahulu and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kathleen E. “Kathy,” sons Kevin Shimabukuro and Robert Yamamoto, daughters Renee H. Muraki and Shelli Yamamoto, brother Clayton Oh Young, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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