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James Nobuo Takayama

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

April 29, 2014
James Nobuo Takayama, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Cutter Dodge service manager, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elaine E.; daughters Renee T. Hirayasu, Cheryl M. Grey and Edlyn S. Yoshida; brothers Robert T. and Arthur Y.; sister Thelma S. Nakashima; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Thelma Kocivar

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May 10, 2014
Thelma Kocivar, 95, of Kahului, a physical education teacher, died. She was born in New York City. She is survived by son Karl, daughters Jane and Carol, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Roy S. Tokifuji

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

May 6, 2014
Roy S. Tokifuji, 68, of Kaneohe, a retired dental prosthetic fabricator, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nephews Eric, Keith and Cal Nakamura; and niece Stephanie Nakamura. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Minoru Komatsu

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

May 5, 2014
Minoru “Stanley” Komatsu, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Gaspro production engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rose; sons Ronald and Houston; daughters Lorraine Tateyama and Susan Morikami; brothers Yoshio, Mitsuo “Happy,” Shoichi and Charles “Charlie”; sister Nobuko Kaminaka; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Sally Sadako Tsuyemura

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

May 13, 2014
Sally Sadako Tsuyemura, 87, of Honolulu, a retired anesthetist and registered nurse, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Henry T., son Mark R., daughters Lisa A. and Kathy K., and sister Nancy Y. Kawashima. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Patsy Sumie Kunishima

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

May 13, 2014
Patsy Sumie Kunishima, 75, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by companion Bob Meyer, sons Cliff and Scott, daughter Caroline, brother Ray Tokunaga, sister Betty Whitmore and a grandchild. No services.

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Sybil Josephine Kehaulani Ulmer

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

May 8, 2014
Sybil Josephine Kehaulani Ulmer, 74, of Kapolei died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jerald Ulmer Jr., Joseph Rios and Todd Benevides; daughters Jocelyn Ulmer Rios and Jodi Moana Benevides; sisters Ethel Raposa and Phoebe Nuuhiwa; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Kapolei. Mass: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Shizue Matsubara

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

April 28, 2014
Shizue Matsubara, 94, of Kaneohe, a Del Monte food preparation employee, died in Kaneohe. She was born in South Hilo. She is survived by husband Masatoshi; daughters Eda I. Chin and Karen K. Kodama; brother Shiro Higaki; sisters Bettie F. Kakemoto, Aileen M. Keliikuloa and Michiko and Esther M. Higaki; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services. Flowers welcome.

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James Allen Ackerman

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

April 27, 2014
James Allen “Sonny” Ackerman, 87, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired assistant airline manager for Hawaiian Airlines, founding member of Calvary Community Church and an Army 11th Airborne Division veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua. He is survived by wife Bettylou; daughters Teresam, Robyn and Cindy; brother Howard; and three grandchildren. No services. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 241, Kealakekua, HI 96750.

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Patricia Rose McConnachie

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

May 13, 2014
Patricia Rose “Patt” McConnachie, 91, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired certified nursing assistant and retired American Airlines waitress, died at home. She was born in Ukiah, Calif. She is survived by five children, brother Don Cross, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. No services.

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Dora Kiyomi Arai

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

April 17, 2014
Dora Kiyomi Arai, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Medical Service Association clerk, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Keith K. Ho and Sean Y. Arai, brothers Frederick and Thomas Takara, and sister Jane Uyehara. Private services.

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Howard Masaru Mizuno

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

April 28, 2014
Howard Masaru Mizuno, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaiian Airlines aircraft inspector and an Air Force veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Howard J., daughter Joye Y., a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Felix Befitel

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

April 29, 2014
Felix Befitel, 99, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, died in Kaunakakai. He was born in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Crescencia, son Nelson, daughters Shirley Befitel and Lisa Fernandez, sisters Maria Billones and Emilia Balderama, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Eulogy: 11:30 a.m. Services at noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Updated service information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Donald Matsuyuki Nakamura

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

April 4, 2014
Donald Matsuyuki Nakamura, 77, of Honolulu, a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in North Kona. He is survived by wife Julia, sons Warren and Ross, daughter Donnie Ann Wong, mother Ethel C. and four grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Stephen Randall Dinion

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

May 13, 2014
Stephen Randall “Steve” Dinion, 46, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Symphony musician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Washington, D.C. He is survived by companion R. Stewart Kubota, mother Bernice R., brothers Michael G. and Robert S., and sister Laure D. Hadder. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sunday at Studio 909, 909 Kapiolani Blvd. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Donations suggested to Pride at Work, Hawaii Peace & Justice, Hawaii People’s Fund or Live Music Awareness.

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Hoa Tri Nguyen

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

May 5, 2014
Hoa Tri Nguyen, 78, of Honolulu, a retired taxicab driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pakse, Laos. He is survived by sons Tam Huu, Linh Huu and Dung Dang; daughters Thuy Van, Thuy Huong, Thuy Lan, Thuy Nga, Thuy Nhung and Thuy Trinh; numerous grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Hazel Amelia Hazel

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

May 6, 2014
Hazel Amelia Hazel, infant daughter of Jeffrey and Diane Henry of Waianae, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Private services.

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Lorraine Yoneko Nishihara

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

April 28, 2014
Lorraine Yoneko Nishihara, 85, of Honolulu, a retired executive secretary for the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group-Korea, died at home. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sisters Yoshiko Oshiro, Satsuki Hartle and Shigeko Nishihara. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Jane Michiko Higa

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

May 5, 2014
Jane Michiko Higa, 77, of Honolulu, a slipper sander for Scott Shoe Co., died at home. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by husband George S., son Clayton A., daughter Lori-Ann Lum, brothers Masato and Noel Kubota, sisters Sachiko Takaesu and Masae Oda, and a grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Betsy M. Okumura

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

May 5, 2014
Betsy M. Okumura, 97, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Guy J. and Glenn J.; brother Lionel Yoshizaki; sisters Yoshi Moriwaki, Amy La Porte and Eiko Chang; and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Audie Rikio Hokama

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

April 19, 2014
Audie Rikio Hokama, 57, of Aiea, formerly of Honolulu, a Foodland meat cutter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Conrad M. and Shane K. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Laura Choy Oshiro

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

April 14, 2014
Laura Choy Oshiro, 81, of Kaneohe, a data entry employee, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Douglas; sons Jon Genka and Todd Oshiro; daughter Jolene Chock; brother Clifford Choy; sisters Harriet Lee, Juliette Maehara and Sandra Choy; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Charles Minoru Hutchison

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

May 6, 2014
Charles Minoru Hutchison, 79, of Honolulu, a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty, sons Scott N. and Sterling M., daughter Stacy N. and five grandchildren. Graveside services: 9 a.m. May 31 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Michiko Roman

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

May 13, 2014
Michiko Roman, 83, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. She is survived by daughter Judy R. Leadbeater, brother Yoshinobu Iwamura, sister Satoko Komatsu and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Tenrikyo Hawaii Dendocho. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Kathleen Naomi Schmidt

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 12, 2014
Kathleen Naomi Schmidt, 52, of Honolulu, a former Macy’s sales associate and a former Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific activities coordinator, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gary M., daughter Jenica E. and father Choko Fukuhara. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Beulah May Arakaki

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 3, 2014
Beulah May Arakaki, 77, of Aiea, a Sky Chef retiree, died in Ewa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Daniel, Dr. Henry Jr. and Randall; daughter Beth Ann “Ui”; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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James Kanae Shimizu

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 10, 2014
James Kanae Shimizu, 95, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed contractor doing business as James K. Shimizu Builder, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mae S., son Jon, daughter Kathleen Wilson and brothers Masaharu, Tsuneaki, Toshiaki and Akio. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sean Gabriel Baldovi

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

April 19, 2014
Sean Gabriel Baldovi, infant son of Vincent and Perlita Baldovi of Waipahu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brothers John and Jem Mendoza, and grandparents Aquilino and Carmencita Baldovi, and Jaime Baldonado. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Francis J.E. Silva

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

April 15, 2014
Francis J.E. “Sammy” Silva, 34, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Siai; mother Sofia M.; biological mother Elizabeth Lealaimatafao; brothers Tau, Edwin, David, Francis, Jerry, Andrew, Pesi, Joseph and Oscar Silva, Tino Moe and Bradley Padilla; and sisters Suzanna Passi, Maggie Purcell, Easter and Sofia Silva, and Ane Lealaimatafao. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual and aloha attire.

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James Cabral

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 12, 2014
James Cabral, 88, of Puhi, Kauai, a retired supervisor of the Kauai County Parks and Recreation Division and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. He is survived by wife Evelyn; sons Jimmy, Grady and Keith; daughters Cindy Soto and Monalisa Miguel; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. No flowers.

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