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Helen Ruth Conroy

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Aug. 17, 2016
Helen Ruth Conroy, 88, of Hawaii Kai, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by son Richard Jr., daughters Nancy Perris and Judi Benson, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Mildred Chieko Matsumura

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Aug. 22, 2016
Mildred Chieko Matsumura, 98, of Kailua, a retired Kailua High School baker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Kenneth T. and Neal K.; daughters Diane C. Roche and Kathleen Y. Hashiro; brothers Kosei, Harold Y. and George Y.; sisters Jane K. Omori and Alice F. Kakumitsu; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Yolanda Sue Cook

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Aug. 5, 2016
Yolanda Sue “Landy” Cook, 56, of Honolulu, a bartender, died. She was born in Oklahoma. She is survived by sons Taitian Hong and Jake T. Cook, daughter Stesha, brother William, sister Zeeda Lorico and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Rainbow Bay Marina, Cabana B, 57 Arizona Memorial Drive (Pearl Harbor next to Ford Island bridge).

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Noreen Seri Dierkes

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Sept. 9, 2016
Noreen Seri Dierkes, 60, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Daniel, father Ronald Abe, mother Janet Abe, brother Scott Abe and sisters Iris Rementer and Diane Leicht. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 10:45 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Yoshimi Nakamura

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Aug. 15, 2016
Yoshimi Nakamura, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Fashions By Hino sales associate, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wesley K. and Vernon Y., brothers Tamotsu Nakauye and Kenzo Miyasaki, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Timothy Floresca

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Aug. 19, 2016
Timothy “Tim” Floresca, 31, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. He was born in Hagatna, Guam. He is survived by parents Cesar and Eleanora. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nancy Kikue Okuno

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Aug. 19, 2016
Nancy Kikue Okuno, 97, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughter Audrey Higa, foster son Leo-San Casiano and foster daughter Kiyoko-San Casiano. Private services. Condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Joy Ikuko Fujita

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Aug. 4, 2016
Joy Ikuko Fujita, 70, of Pearl City, a retired information manager for Tripler Army Medical Center and the U.S. Army Health Clinic at Camp Zama in Japan, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by wife Kiyoto; son Scott K.; daughter Jill M. Yamamoto; brothers Thomas, Daniel and Gerald Sakamoto and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sept. 18 at Moiliili Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers.

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Erma Anita O’Toole

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Aug. 31, 2016
Erma Anita O’Toole, 72, of Kaneohe, a former genealogist for the City and County of Honolulu, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Leonard “Cowboy,” sons James Freitas and Sampson O’Toole, daughter Tammy O’Toole, brothers Joaquin “Jack” and Philbert “Phil” Freitas, sisters Theresa Shaw and Doreen Sumiski, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Shizue Furuta

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 13, 2016
Shizue Furuta, 97, of Honolulu, a Lauhala Sportswear seamstress, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by son Arthur; daughters Vicky Akiyama, Susan Kuioka and Jan Pang; sister Peggy S. Hatayama; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lawrence Leslie Gomes

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Aug. 16, 2016
Lawrence Leslie Gomes, 68, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Carolyn Maas. Committal services: 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Tyler Toalua Kuuleinani Pierce-Kerisiano

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Aug. 26, 2016
Tyler Toalua Kuuleinani Pierce-Kerisiano, 21, of Waianae died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by partner Shannon Staudinger, daughter Jhaeda Staudinger, parents Christopher M. and Sonya K. Pierce, brothers Christopher “Bolo” Pierce-Kerisiano and Mosiah “Momo” Pierce, sisters Amber “Beana” and Kristen “Munchkin” Kerisiano, and grandparents Angeline Pierce and Manumalo Kerisiano. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Gary K. Gragson

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Aug. 1, 2016
Gary K. Gragson, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Guardian Life Insurance general agent and an Army infantry officer who served in the Vietnam War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Omaha, Neb. He is survived by wife Linoma and sister Linda Booth. Services held. Donations suggested to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Condolences: diamondhead mortuary.net.

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Luella Ululani Rosa

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Aug. 3, 2016
Luella Ululani Rosa, 74, of Nanakuli died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Waldron; sons Patrick, Peyton and Prentice Paaoao, Peter Pinto and Waldron, Yaky, Bert and Lin Rosa; daughters Denise Paaoao, Debbie-Ann Vierra, Davelyn Kaawa, Nani and Jola Rosa, and Teri Gosciaco; brothers Dennis and Gregory Simeona; sisters Luana Vea and Lucinda Oamilda; 31 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at Nanakuli Beach Park, campsite 5. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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George Kajiwara

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Aug. 27, 2016
George Kajiwara, 92, of Honolulu, an insurance salesman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Miyako, daughter Lily Hayashi, brother Tooru, sister Tami Yamashita and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 19 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Diana Rylands

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Aug. 14, 2016
Diana Rylands, 70, of Kilauea, Kauai, proprietor of Hanalei Wishing Well Shave Ice, died at home. She was born in England. She is survived by husband Allen A. Harada and brothers Christopher and John. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at 5-2950 Kuhio Highway at the Tai Hook’s Estate (Kalihiwai).

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Robert Shinyei Kina

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Aug. 29, 2016
Robert Shinyei Kina, 85, of Hilo, a former auto mechanic at Orchid Isle Auto Center in Hilo, retired Waiakea High School custodian and proprietor of Robert’s Lawnmower Shop, died at home. He also was an Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Janet, son Wendell, daughters Allison Shiigi and Sandra Cabanas, sisters Doris Ebata and Gladys Isobe, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Douglas Clark Thomas

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Aug. 27, 2016
Douglas Clark Thomas, 68, of Mililani, a retired Army major and Kaimuki Junior ROTC instructor, died. He was born in Canada. He is survived by wife Yong Cha, sons Kermit C. and Douglas L., and sister Dianne Schertzer. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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William Nephi Anderson

Posted On September 13th, 2016 -

Aug. 29, 2016
William Nephi Anderson, 86, of Honolulu, a Pacific Gas and Electric retiree and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah. Services: 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at San Souci State Recreation Area (Kaimana Beach). Donations suggested to charity.

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Antone Joseph Gomes Melin

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Aug. 19, 2016
Antone Joseph Gomes “Tony” Melin, 76, of Kaneohe, a security guard for the Sheraton and Royal Hawaiian hotels, and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Stephen and sister Joann Goldner. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 19 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, No. 2. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Walter C.J. Pang

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Aug. 26, 2016
Walter C.J. Pang, 89, of Honolulu, an investor and broker of stocks and real estate, and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol L., sons Jayson and Clesson, daughters Colleen Pang-Wong and Jeaneen Baggett, brother Herbert and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 18 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Agnes Aiko Abe

Posted On September 12th, 2016 -

Aug. 3, 2016
Agnes Aiko Abe, 78, of Honolulu, a retired speech therapist for the Department of Education on Maui, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by wife Masaru; brothers Marcel, James, Robert and Roy Ohta; and sisters Dora Stover and Ethel Anzai. Private services. No monetary offerings. Condolences: ballard familymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Pablo Tongco Laborte

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Aug. 25, 2016
Pablo Tongco Laborte, 80, of Lawai, Kauai, a retired tractor driver, died in Garden Island Healthcare Center. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Rafaela; sons Romulo, Antonio and James; daughter Argea Yasay; brother Joel; sisters Grace Glovasa, Fely Gelbolingo, Certeria Vicoy, Quirina Pilongo and Solidad Ofamin; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Sept. 24 at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa, Kauai. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery in Koloa.

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Ethel Yoshiko Tomitagawa Sue

Posted On September 12th, 2016 -

July 31, 2016
Ethel Yoshiko Tomitagawa Sue, 93, of Pearl City, a retired Del Monte Corp. employee, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Sanford, daughter Sandra Iida, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Angeline Kuuleilani Among-Galuteria

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July 14, 2016
Angeline Kuuleilani Among-Galuteria, 91, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired housing project manager, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Charles R. and Michael Among, and Brickwood Galuteria; four grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Kaneohe. Private memorial services. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Samantha Matamua

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Aug. 30, 2016
Samantha “Mana” Matamua, 21, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Azerijah and Apeles; daughter Azirae; brothers Samson and Doug; sisters Jessica, Jasmine, Colleen and Natasha; father Sam; and mother Malama Tauala. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 18 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamily moanluamortuary.com.

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Marjorie May Brecher

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Sept. 7, 2016
Marjorie May “Marge” Brecher, 86, of Kailua-Kona, a social worker and a senior center director, died at home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by son Saul, daughter Ellen Dursema and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Natsuko Mento

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Aug. 21, 2016
Natsuko “Judy” Mento, 88, of Paukaa, Hawaii, a retired Men’s Shop employee, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Keith; brother Seimasa Miyashiro; sisters Yukie Mento, Rachel Arakaki, Eleanor Shiroma and Amy Fukushima; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Lillian Lai Ing Yamamoto

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Aug. 30, 2016
Lillian Lai Ing Yamamoto, 91, of Pearl City died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Lilette Y. Subedi and Melanie, hanai daughter Heidi Y. Bucker, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Franklin Edward Miranda

Posted On September 12th, 2016 -

Aug. 3, 2016
Franklin Edward Miranda, 68, of Las Vegas, a retired construction project manager, died in Los Angeles. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Roxie R., sons Franklin Edward Jr. and Keone Miranda, stepson Skyler Winquist, stepdaughters Megan Pruncak and Chelsea Jensen-Peltier, former wife Cynthia A., brothers Richard A. De Laura and Robert B. Miranda, sisters Barbara J. Taum and Arlene Tanabe, two grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren. Private services.

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