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Richard E. Johnson

Posted On May 1st, 2015 -

April 24, 2015
Richard E. Johnson, 81, of Honolulu, owner of Ice Cream Man and a television production company, died in Honolulu. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by sons Richard Kirk and Kevin W., and a grandchild. Private services.

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Tung Fun Lee

Posted On May 1st, 2015 -

April 18, 2015
Tung Fun Lee, 88, of Issaquah, Wash., a waitress, died. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Hin Yong, Joe Hin Yee and Raymond Hin Ming; daughters Elaine Eng, Elisa Hoo and Allison Lee; brother Zhaoju Mao; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual, black and white attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Rogelia Viernes Medina

Posted On May 1st, 2015 -

April 5, 2015
Rogelia Viernes “Helen” Medina, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Kreative Kamaaina Inc. seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Cauayan, Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by sons Morgel, James and Verly; daughter Maylani; brother Alejandro Viernes; sister Esterlina V. Magsilang; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Everett George Lanihuli Na’auao

Posted On May 1st, 2015 -

April 7, 2015
Everett George Lanihuli “Uncle Lani” Na’auao, 75, of Waianae, a Navy veteran and a retired heavy-equipment operator, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marion, sons Sean Na’auao and Clifford Shiroma, daughters Charmaine Na’auao-Ocasek and Laurie Shiroma, brother Roland, sisters Teddi Na’auao and Marie Holi, hanai brother Herbert HewLen, hanai sister Beatrice HewLen, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Kaumakapili Church, 766 N. King St. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers.

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Melvin Miles Pennington

Posted On May 1st, 2015 -

March 27, 2015
Melvin Miles Pen- nington, 71, of Wahiawa, a retired security officer and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Lopaka P.M., daughter Natalie M. Pennington-Young, parents Wesley H. and Madeline H., brothers Eddie P. and Kimo K., sister Madeline H. “Lani” Kalaukoa and two grandchildren. Services: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa Beach.

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Shirley Jean Peterson

Posted On May 1st, 2015 -

April 12, 2015
Shirley Jean Peterson, 80, of Lawai, Kauai, a cashier at Aloha Petroleum and Longs, and saleswoman at R. Baird and Co., died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Brenda Ruiz and Katherine L. Peterson, sister Eleanor “Cookie” Wond, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mavis Kwan Yun Plunkett

Posted On May 1st, 2015 -

Feb. 6, 2015
Mavis Kwan Yun Plunkett, 51, of Lancaster, Calif., died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Leonard Jr. and sisters Millicent Yee, Maureen Plunkett and Jenni Behringer. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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James Cha Yung Kim

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 21, 2015
James Cha Yung Kim, 83, of Honolulu, a retiree and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Ethel, son Kelcey S., daughter Debbie Kim Morikawa, brother Elia, sister Dr. Sarah and a grandchild. Private committal services. No monetary offerings.

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Juanita Corpuz Sambrano

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

March 30, 2015
Juanita Corpuz “Jane” Sambrano, 99, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Ernest and Benny, daughters Priscilla J. Mitchell and Arlene F. Sambrano, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Miyoko Yokoi Kitamura

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

March 11, 2015
Miyoko Yokoi Kitamura, 90, of Honolulu, a radio announcer for KZOO Radio, died at home. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by son Alvin Y., daughters Gail S. Walker and Arlene S. Takai, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Mitsue Segawa

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 19, 2015
Mitsue Segawa, 97, of Honolulu died in a private care home. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by son Alan M., daughter Pamela T.S. Mossman, brothers Masamu and Takashi Zenigami, sister Yachiyo Wataya, seven grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and 20 stepgreat-grandchil- dren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Alice Miyoko Kozai

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

March 7, 2015
Alice Miyoko Kozai, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Randy K. and Warren H., daughter Iris T.I. Kozai-Koki, sister Yukie Sakamoto and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Clara Penny Shin

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 27, 2015
Clara Penny Shin, 88, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Jeff, daughter Hope Lynn Koshiro, brothers Adam Miprano and Pio Miprano Jr., sister Gloria Jean DeJesus, seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Anita Cintron Laboy

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 19, 2015
Anita Cintron Laboy, also known as “Munchie” and “Mamacita,” 82, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Benito R. “Haffa” Sr., sons Benito R. “Chucky” Jr. and Clifford R. “Bootsie,” daughters Roxanne Laboy and Lorna Mae “Tiny” Laikupu, brother Paulino Espinoza, sisters Cecelia Kalaukoa and Anita Prinzel, 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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John Haruto Shinagawa

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 24, 2015
John Haruto Shinagawa, 97, of Kailua, a retired Dole Credit Union manager and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Peter J., daughter Susan J., three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Joseph Robert Lactaoen Jr.

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 18, 2015
Joseph Robert Lactaoen Jr., 74, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired architect, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by companion Georgia Ramos; sons Robert, Guy and Lee Keliikoa, and Leslie, Jay, Joe and Jacob Lactaoen; daughters Jeneal Lactaoen, Maria Benali and Robin Lopez; brothers David Lee and Augustine Lactaoen; sisters Carmen L. Lanegan, Celeste L. O’Brien and Fran L. Higgins; 28 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Herbert Matsuo Suzuki

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 17, 2015
Herbert Matsuo Suzuki, 86, of Palolo, a retired glazier for various construction companies and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elaine, sons Craig and Jon, daughter Valerie Lee, brother Alvin, sister Edna Seo and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Makiki Christian Church. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Bennett Wah Choy Leu

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 14, 2015
Bennett Wah Choy Leu, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Honolulu Police Department lieutenant, retired Pacific Beach Hotel security guard and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Suyeko; sons Brandon and Barron; daughter Renee; brother Wilbert; and sisters Cora Shodahl, Eunice Leu, Janet Wong and Virginia Chee. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Gary Kwook Quon Yuen

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 8, 2015
Gary Kwook Quon Yuen, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department officer and an Air National Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Garrison, companion Deanna Shimizu, brother Gordon and sister Barbara Lei. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Tolola Malepeai

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 18, 2015
Tolola Malepeai, 75, of Waianae died in the Queen’s Medical Center-West Oahu. He was born in Fagaitua, American Samoa. He is survived by stepdaughters Lucilla K. Kanehailua and Millicent L. Margetak, brothers Faletapu and Tugaula “Joe” Gasologa, and four grandchildren. Visitation at noon Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No fa’asamoa fa’amolemole (Samoan tradition).

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Allan Hajime Masuda

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 14, 2015
Allan Hajime Masuda, 93, of Waianae, a retired U.S. government maintenance supervisor in Okinawa and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company K, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Alvin S., Guy A. and Ty H.; caregiver and daughter-in-law Nancy; brother James; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Earlene Marie Albano

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

March 20, 2015
Earlene Marie Albano, 82, of Waianae, a retired Nanaikapono Elementary School teacher, died in the Queen’s Medical Center-West Oahu. She was born in Scotland, S.D. She is survived by son Kalani Tom, daughters Janet Albano and Bobbie Tom, brothers Erwin and Herbert Soria, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lawrence Isamu Matsui

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 7, 2015
Lawrence Isamu Matsui, 81, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed electrician, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joy K. Private services.

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Bernice B. Braun

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 15, 2015
Bernice B. Braun, 91, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hanalei, Kauai. She is survived by sons Lloyd and Roger; daughters Pamela Garcia, Kathy Ishii and Pamela Shimomura; sister Gertrude Rodrigues; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Private graveside services.

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Edwin William Marion McAvoy

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 6, 2015
Edwin William Marion McAvoy, also known as “Boots,” “Mr. Boots” and “Avocado Man,” 74, of Hilo, a retired U.S. Department of Agriculture agricultural inspector, a retired Navy chief petty officer and a Boeing employee, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Steven, Michael and Tanner; daughters Reno, Misty and Pepita; stepdaughter Dionne Lau; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Harvey Nai Hong Choy

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

Feb. 27, 2015
Harvey Nai Hong Choy, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Tel supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Clarice; sons Brian, Barry, Bradley and Barney; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Brian Michael McGrath

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 13, 2015
Brian Michael McGrath, 60, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Vanguard Corp. Asplundh flagger, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Wyandotte, Mich. He is survived by wife Crystal L., son Ryan M., daughter Meghan R., stepdaughter Alexis Lehman Cabanting, brother Joel and sister Claudia Cutter McGrath. Celebration of life services pending.

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Angel S. Dadez

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 13, 2015
Angel S. Dadez, 90, of Lahaina, a retired Pioneer Mill irrigation worker, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Angel Jr. and Barney Dadez, and George Gonsalves; daughters Theresa Shim, Linda Pali and Margaret Cambra; brothers Jaime and Marcello Dadez, and Roger Collard; sister Violetta Agapay; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Tatsuyo Nakagawa

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

March 18, 2015
Tatsuyo Nakagawa, 98, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired seamstress and farmer, died in a private care home. She was born in Napoopoo, Hawaii. She is survived by son James; daughters Elaine Nakagawa, Patsy Jackson, June Nakata, Lillian Yamamoto and Blanche Hiraishi; sister Sakae Egami; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Sandi Day

Posted On April 30th, 2015 -

April 26, 2015
Sandi Day, 67, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a certified public accountant, died at home. She was born in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by brother Paul Walsted; and sisters Linda Van Deman, Barbara Bedard and Laura Fields. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kauai Humane Society.

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