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Helen Anna Ontai

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

Aug. 12, 2013
Helen Anna Ontai, 88, of Ewa Beach, a retired Wahiawa General Hospital registered nurse supervisor, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in New York. She is survived by sons Leonard, David and Calvin J.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Fredlyn N.L.C.K. Holomalia

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June 3, 2013
Fredlyn N.L.C.K. Holomalia, 55, of Nanakuli, a state Department of Transportation airport employee, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Barry; sons Laakea, Makena and Kaina; father Harry Kon; mother Fredlyn Kon; brother Harry “Tiger” Kon; sister Lisa Kon; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday at Waikane Congregational Church, 48-419 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire.

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Archer-Jeremiah Kanekoa Padiong

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

Aug. 9, 2013
Archer-Jeremiah Kanekoa Padiong, infant son of Michael R. and Diana K. of Spanaway, Wash., died in Washington. He was born in Washington. He is also survived by grandparents Dominador and Nelia Padiong, and Mitchell J. III and Norma G. Kanekoa; great-grandparents Mitchell Jr. and Rebecca Kanekoa, Egmidio Sr. and Conchita Gaylon, and Simeon and Flora Padiong; and great-great-grandparent Diana Liberato. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Full Gospel Temple, Honolulu. Services: 7 p.m. Final viewing: 8 p.m. Additional services: 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at Full Gospel Temple, Kahului. Visitation: 3-3:30 p.m. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ethel Mililani Kaikuaana

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

July 29, 2013
Ethel Mililani Kaikuaana, 73, of Hilo, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut employee, died in Pohai Malama, Hospice of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Clyde, daughters Wanda Neves and Jasmine Kaikuaana, sister Pearl Wong and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Glad Tidings Church. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Lex A. Ragasa

Posted On August 18th, 2013 -

July 16, 2013
Lex A. Ragasa, 58, of Kalihi, a retired Sheraton Waikiki Hotel landscaper, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by stepmother Julianna; brothers Warlito G., Edwin G. and Henry G.; and sisters Lilia R. Sarmiento and Tessie G. Ragasa. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 640 Puuhale Road, Kalihi. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Denise Eiko Nakano

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

June 13, 2013
Denise Eiko Nakano, 64, of Kapolei, a Hawaii Medical Service Association claims representative, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wayne Kawakami, sons Wesley and Scott Kawakami, mother Hisako, brother Lawrence Jr. and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Barbara Sundby

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

Aug. 11, 2013
Barbara Sundby, 78, of Ewa Beach, a retired teacher, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by son Scott, brother John Bach and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at Friendship Bible Church, Ewa Beach.

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Wendy Mainaivasa Fitzgerald

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

July 25, 2013
Wendy Mainaivasa Fitzgerald, 54, of Honolulu, a nursing human resources assistant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kevin; parents Takipo Daisy Lelafu and Tinou Ae; brothers Kalani Lelafu, Christopher and Paul Lightfoot, and Tumuauatasi Stuart and Vincent Tino Ae; and sisters Cindy Peninaivasa Copp, Norma Lee lelafu, Fa’atamalii Belinda Alicea and Nafanua Elayne Liva. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lester Kinji Nakano

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

Aug. 13, 2013
Lester Kinji “Les” Nakano, 64, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired First Hawaiian Bank teller and former Kona Hilton Hotel waiter, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Keauhou, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Nick and Tony; mother Asayo; brothers Richard, Dennis and Kenneth; sister Anne; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Beatrice Yee Tavares

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

July 15, 2013
Beatrice Yee Tavares, 92, of Kailua, a retired Kailua Auto Parts bookkeeper, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Patricia Ann Tavares, Debbie Au and Daneil Chinen; brother Harry Wong; sister Kathleen Awai; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Eva Moikeha Hoopai-Lin-Kee

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

Aug. 4, 2013
Eva Moikeha Hoopai-Lin-Kee, 82, of Waianae, a housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Nakiku, Maui. She is survived by son Colin A. Lin-Kee; daughters Jacqueline Golden, Gracenora Lin-Kee-Kealoha and Gwendolyn Lin-Kee; stepdaughters Barbara Kekahuna and Belinda Borges; stepbrothers Joseph, Albert, Andrew, James and Robert Honokaupu; hanai sister Ipo Burns; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Nathan Tetsuo Nomura

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

May 15, 2013
Nathan Tetsuo Nomura, 65, of Honolulu, a Pearson Dental Supplies stock clerk and Securitas security guard, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Teruo and brother Myles. Private services.

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Melarie Membrere Templo

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

July 22, 2013
Melarie Membrere “Mel” Templo, 24, of Waipahu, a Big City Diner Kailua employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Maria L.; brother Efren II; sisters Crystalyn Yamashita, Eleanor Templo, Melodie Membrere and Christie Verano; and grandparents John and Imelda Doherty, and Camilo and Celestina Membrere. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Joseph Jelcick

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

July 9, 2013
Joseph “Gene” Jelcick, 90, of DuPont, Wash., a retired Air Force colonel, died in Olympia, Wash. He was born in Sunnyvale, Calif. He is survived by wife Coral; sons Thomas, Terry and James; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services to be announced. Donations suggested to Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders, Hawaii or Guam, in care of Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1611 Kewalo St., Honolulu, HI 96822-3134.

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Kuuleialoha Mabel Nunes

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

July 20, 2013
Kuuleialoha Mabel “Lei” Nunes, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired Safeway Enchanted Lake cashier, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard; sons Rocky J., Robert E. and Richard W.; daughter Ku’uipo M.; brother Jesse “Mickey” Tom; sisters Lani and Sarah “Darling” Akana; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Aug. 10.

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Hanako Teraoka

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

Aug. 8, 2013
Hanako Teraoka, 88, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons John, Wesley, Michael and Wade; daughter Jo-Ann; brother Makoto Kondo; sisters Mitsue Shishido, Yuriko Kamibayashi, Yoneko Honjo, Rosie Texeira and Joan Choi; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Roberta E. Jones

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

Aug. 8, 2013
Roberta E. Jones, 75, of Makakilo, a director of marketing, died at home. She was born in Portsmouth, Va. She is survived by husband H. Stanley, sons Greg and Brian Nemeth, daughter Debby Weatherford, sister Marsha, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:15 p.m. Sept. 8 at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Services: 1:45 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Amy Emiko Oshiro

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

Aug. 5, 2013
Amy Emiko Oshiro, 73, of Pearl City, a retired Aiea High School librarian, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband George S., son Todd K.S., daughter Kathryn T. Nishida, mother Betty K. Shimizu and sisters Merle T. Beuggert and Marian K. Shimizu. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Carlos Isidro Toribio Jr.

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

July 17, 2013
Carlos Isidro Toribio Jr., 37, of Ewa Beach, a dishwasher and busboy for Alan Wong’s Restaurant, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Rosita and sisters Charlotte Banks and Rachel Toribio. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Hiroko Kaneko

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

Aug. 6, 2013
Hiroko “Marian” Kaneko, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Chun Hoon Pharmacy postal clerk and adult supervisor at Nuuanu Elementary School, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Reynold; daughters Karen Hill, Dianne Imamura and Sylvia Asato; brother George Takenaga; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ruth Ely Petersen

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

July 16, 2013
Ruth Ely Petersen, 98, of Kaneohe, an executive secretary for the National Education Association Washington D.C., died in Pohai Nani. She was born in Bronxville, N.Y. She is survived by niece Yona Chock. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Friday at Pohai Nani. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Rodrigo Zulueta Torres

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

July 31, 2013
Rodrigo Zulueta Torres, also known as “Rudy” and “Rudring,” 77, of Honolulu, a retired heavy-duty boulder driver with Hawaiian Cement, died in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He was born in Narvacan. He is survived by wife Lilia Soriano-Torres, son Rodrigo “Jerken” Macabio-Torres and sisters Remedios Gasmen and Hermes Velaquez. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 a.m. Friday. burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Edith Puanani Tokoyo Kawakami

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

Aug. 6, 2013
Edith Puanani Tokoyo Kawakami, 91, of Honolulu, retired founder of Iolani Sportswear, died in Arcadia Health Care Center. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son Lloyd F., daughters Patricia K. and Soozi H., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817.

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Ricardo S. Rafanan

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

Aug. 9, 2013
Ricardo S. “Ricky” Rafanan, 85, of Honolulu, a retired The Cab taxi driver and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Florence “Rafie,” daughter Deanna “Dana” Sniffen, brother Joseph “Joe” Tadita, sister Mary Visaya, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Willard Zenei Akamine

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

July 30, 2013
Willard Zenei Akamine, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Safeway Manoa store manager and an Army Military Intelligence Service veteran who served in World War II, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife May F., son Dan, daughters Jane Ching and Marian Uyehara, brother John, sister Nancy and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Anna M. Tsukayama

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

June 28, 2013
Anna M. Tsukayama, 82, of St. Louis, a First Hawaiian Bank retiree, died in St. Louis. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Craig, daughter Laurie Siemers, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Flor M. Labuguen

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

Aug. 3, 2013
Flor M. “Flo” Labuguen, 87, of Lihue, a retired Westin groundskeeper and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Garden Island Healthcare. He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita; sons Moises, Bennett and Florante; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at Immaculate Conception Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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Ronald L. Ross

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

July 29, 2013
Ronald L. Ross, 78, of Honolulu, a Civil Service communications employee and an Air Force veteran, died in Island Hospice. He was born in Ponca City, Okla. He is surived by wife Wendy, son Gary S., daughter Tina A. Navarez, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Aug. 9.

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James T. Dilwith Jr.

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

Aug. 5, 2013
James T. Dilwith Jr., also known as “Jimmy” and “The Crab Man,” 72, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Kauai Police Department lieutenant, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Joyanne; sons Kalani Addington and James Dilwith III; daughter Deborah Walker; hanai daughter Debbie Tandal; brothers Dennis, Glenn and Dominic; sisters Malinda Micus, Joan Boener, Jami Dilwith, Michelle Lacerda and Bernadette; stepsister Christine Dela Cruz; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine Church, Kapaa. Services: 10:50 a.m. Casual attire.

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Margaret Masae Uemura

Posted On August 17th, 2013 -

Aug. 13, 2013
Margaret Masae Uemura, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Ron’s Auto Parts bookkeeper, died at home. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by sons Ronald, Stephen and Kenneth; daughter Janet “Jan” Higa; brother Chuck K. Matsumura; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Honolulu Christian Church, 2207 Oahu Ave. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment.

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