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Esther Kauwakanilehua Reid Vierra

Posted On October 5th, 2013 -

Sept. 25, 2013
Esther Kauwakanilehua Reid Vierra, 84, of Waimanalo died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John Jr., daughters Leonora J. Lenchanko and Doreen L. Puana, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Andres Cinto Bicoy Jr.

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Sept. 26, 2013
Andres Cinto Bicoy Jr., 61, of Honolulu, an auto body repairman, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorene M., son Justin A., sisters Alicia Coats and Andria Thomas, and a grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Kahumana Organic Farm, 86-660 Lualualei Homestead Road, Waianae. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Robert Kazuto Kaneshiro

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Sept. 19, 2013
Robert Kazuto Kaneshiro, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Heide & Cook air conditioning serviceman, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gail K., daughter Scherie L., son Craig M., brother George Y., sisters Mildred M. Higa and Marion Y. Hamasaki, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Oct. 12 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Daniel Anthony Vina III

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Sept. 30, 2013
Daniel Anthony Vina III, 37, of Kaneohe, an electrician, died. He was born in Salt Lake City. He is survived by daughter Tiara Saige, mother Sherry, brothers Anthony and Rhett, and sister Tara Van Roth. Services in Utah.

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Faye Leilani Bolton

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Sept. 4, 2013
Faye Leilani “Nani” Bolton, 61, of Kailua-Kona died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Reed Mokiao; sons Peter Kealohi and Kamalei Bolton; daughter Kimberly Hokama; father Charles Rafael; brothers Hanalei, Wendell and Nelson Kealohi, and Charles Jr., Chris and Cameron Rafael; sisters Jody Parton, Valerie Fujino, Tracy Rafael, Colleen Hauptman and Chery Jarrell; hanai brothers Lawrence Ryan and Gerald Boyd; hanai sisters Deborah Brodo and Collette Villanueva; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Pokai Bay, Waianae. Casual attire.

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Reuben Kong Sr.

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Sept. 19, 2013
Reuben Kong Sr., 83, of Kaneohe, a truck driver, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Reuben Jr., Gorden and Kenneth Kong, and Puna Ruiz; daughters Marvelyn Surls and Dorothy Bolga; brothers Henry and Morris; sisters Mary Jane Doyle, Ruby Johnson, Amy Marsden and Bernice Gangale; companion Joyce Napua Hose; 50 grandchildren; and 51 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Albert Yit Wah Wong

Posted On October 5th, 2013 -

Sept. 28, 2013
Albert Yit Wah Wong, 85, of Honolulu, a retired service manager and an Army band member and veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Esther, stepson Peter Yi, brother Robert, sisters Thelma Luke and Fay Murakami, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christ United Methodist Church, Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Avau Sofai Buttel

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Sept. 26, 2013
Avau Sofai Buttel, 74, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Luma, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Frank Jr., Norman and Clay; daughters Elizabeth Muafono and Julia Dunn; sisters Maria Palenapa, Palepa Matu’u, and Pelena, Nia and Ma Kevita; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-granchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie stake center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Gloria Siangco Lalim

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Sept. 27, 2013
Gloria Siangco Lalim, 82, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, died in Kailua. She was born in Maunaloa, Molokai. She is survived by husband Felix and sisters Rosalina Pagay, Carmen Siangco and Betty Cash. Visitation: 8 a.m. Oct. 12 at St. Damien Catholic Church, Kaunakakai. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Greg Ken Yamanaka

Posted On October 5th, 2013 -

Sept. 16, 2013
Greg Ken Yamanaka, 55, of Honolulu, a chief MRI technologist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Denise; son Elliott; daughters Jenna and Kate Yamanaka, and Breanna, Brittney and Brandee Lane; mother Kimiyo; brother Todd; sister Caryn; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Updated service information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Janice LaDean Chang

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Sept. 19, 2013
Janice LaDean Chang, 71, of Honolulu, a retired legal secretary for Kenneth K.P. Wong, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hamilton, Ohio. She is survived by husband Eric K.P., half brothers Michael and Randy McAtee, and half sister Lori Aiello. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Shizuko Nakamoto

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Sept. 4, 2013
Shizuko “Sue” Nakamoto, 85, of Waipahu, a retired Big Save snack bar employee, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Toshiaki; daughters Lynne L. and Karen K. Nakamoto, and Iris M. Oshiro; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Foo Ying Chee

Posted On October 5th, 2013 -

Sept. 11, 2013
Foo Ying Chee, 80, of Hono-lulu, owner of Sing Hing Market and Ying Leong Look Funn Noodle Factory, died in Honolulu. He was born in Zhongshan, China. He is survived by wife Alice S.L.; sons Daniel, Peter and Matthew; brother Siu Hin; sister Sho Ho; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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George R. Paasch Jr.

Posted On October 5th, 2013 -

Sept. 21, 2013
George R. Paasch Jr., 68, of Pahoa, Hawaii, an Army Reserve veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by wife Carolina, sons George R. III and Anthony J., eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

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George Koon Hon Ching

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Sept. 18, 2013
George Koon Hon Ching, 83, of Honolulu, a teacher and guidance counselor and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Ellen C. Kong. Private services. No flowers.

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Andrea Nagtalon Rivera

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Sept. 14, 2013
Andrea Nagtalon Rivera, 80, of Pearl City, a retired Hale Koa Hotel housekeeper, died in Aiea. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Angel N. Jr., Rogelio N. and Marvin N.; daughters Myrna R. LaFradez, Cynthia R. Caraang, Imelda N. Duran, Evelyn N. Rivera and Jennifer R. Montalvo; brother Savino J.A. Nagtalon; sister Excelencia N. Gamiao; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Debbie Ann Stevenson

Posted On October 4th, 2013 -

Sept. 20, 2013
Debbie Ann Stevenson, 49, of Kaneohe died in Kailua. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband David E.; son David E. Jr.; daughters Sheena Carlson, Sierra Stevenson and Shanel Curtis; mother Conchita Padayao; brother Blake Tokushige; sister Theresa “Gigi” Macion; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Dwayne Darwin Laping

Posted On October 4th, 2013 -

Sept. 26, 2013
Dwayne Darwin Laping, 56, of Ewa Beach, a retired civil service employee and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Darryle D. and sister Darilyn R. Maxilom. Private services.

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Carol VanDermyden

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Sept. 27, 2013
Carol Vandermyden, 43, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, co-owner of Oven & Butter and a former mortgage broker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Mather, Calif. She is survived by husband Steve; sons Dakota, Maverick and Caymen Clark; stepdaughters Kirstyn Langley, and Shawna and Stephanie VanDermyden; mother Ellen Larson; and sisters Julie Cruz, Dianna Blair, Jean Larson and Genevieve Nagasawa. Celebration of life: 5:15 p.m. today at Manini Beach, South Kona. Call 640-8074 for information.

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Kenny Sze Chyn Liang

Posted On October 4th, 2013 -

Sept. 25, 2013
Kenny Sze Chyn Liang, 85, of Honolulu, a retired controller for a textile manufacturer, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by son Tony, daughter Sylvia Liang-Ho and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Esther Kauwakanilehua Reid Vierra

Posted On October 4th, 2013 -

Sept. 25, 2013
Esther Kauwakanilehua Reid Lehua, 84, of Waimanalo died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John Jr., daughters Leonora J. Lenchanko and Doreen L. Puana, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Edna Akino Morales Liu

Posted On October 4th, 2013 -

Sept. 23, 2013
Edna Akino Morales Liu, 86, of Honolulu, a forelady for Libby McNeil and Dole Cannery, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by daughters Sandra Hawkins and Caryn N. Craig, brothers Noboru and George Miyamoto, and sister Jean T. Watanabe. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Jimmy Roger White

Posted On October 4th, 2013 -

Sept. 6, 2013
Jimmy Roger White, 73, of Honolulu, a painter and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Montana. He is survived by sons Chris and Robert; daughters Diane Olsen, Shannon Brown and Daniela White; brothers Gale, Harvey, Steve and Bill; sister Cathy; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Miguel Galano Abut

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Sept. 19, 2013
Miguel Galano Abut, 100, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran and cook, died in Wai-pahu. He was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Angelito E. and Michael E., daughters Carmelita Jean Lumauag and Leah Castillo, brother Maximo G., 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and three great-great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Charles Lufkin

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Oct. 2, 2013
Charles “Dexter” Lufkin, 80, of Kaneohe, a physician and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Minneapolis. He is survived by wife Marilyn “Mary Lou,” son Kirk C., daughters Faye Lite and Beth Auten, brother Murray, sister Elizabeth Hardisty and 10 grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hawaii Opera Theatre.

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Lewis E. Woodring

Posted On October 4th, 2013 -

Sept. 15, 2013
Lewis E. Woodring, 55, of Kapolei, a Navy aircraft fuel specialist, died in Kapolei. He was born in California. He is survived by sons Roland A. Madelar and Robert L. Woodring; daughter Mary C.; brothers James E., Dale R. and John W.; sister Martha E. Sarmiento; and eight grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Tripler Army Medical Center, Veterans Affairs.

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Haruko Akiyama

Posted On October 4th, 2013 -

Sept. 27, 2013
Haruko Akiyama, 96, of Keaau, Hawaii, retired proprietor of Akiyama Store and an American Mutual Life Insurance Co. agent, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Ben and Alvin, daughters Aileen Yanagihara and Karen Akiyama-Paik, brothers Frank and Henry Iwashita, sister Amy Kamiyama, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Puna Hongwanji. Services: 3:30 p.m. Reception to follow at Keaau Community Center. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Laverne Ka’anohiokala Keaulana Lui

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Sept. 24, 2013
Laverne Ka’anohiokala Keaulana Lui, 68, of Hilo, died. She was born in Kalama Valley. She is survived by sons Marc and Wayne Spatz, Dane and T.R. Ireland, and Luke Anthony Keaulana; daughters Michelle Ireland and Shanna Arthur; hanai daughter Desire’e Luana Shortt; brothers Moses Keaulana and Joseph Lui; sister Moana Keaulana-Dyball; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 12 at Trinity Community Church, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park.

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Yushi Aotani

Posted On October 4th, 2013 -

Sept. 18, 2013
Yushi Aotani, 77, of Honolulu, a fishing tackle supply owner, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Kyoto, Japan. He is survived by son Creighton G. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Rubin Ah-Moon Mai-Lou Jr.

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Sept. 10, 2013
Rubin Ah-Moon Mai-Lou Jr., 61, of Honolulu, a city landscaper, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Wilfred and Edward, and sisters Dolores Mapuana Lopes, Cassie Leilani Gaea and Annie N. Saei. Visitation: 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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