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Harry Smith

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

June 29, 2013
Harry Smith, 82, of Winchester, Ky., a retired Army first sergeant who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and an employee at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Hawaii and St. Joseph Catholic Church of Winchester, died in Lexington, Ky. He was born in Lee County, Ky. He is survived by wife Joyce; sons Dana, Kalani, Kenneth, Gary and Harold; daughters Pomaikai Smith and Constance Barnes; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Committal services: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Tualamasala Tuvaoga Faamausili

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March 3, 2014
Tualamasala Tuvaoga Faamausili, 34, of Honolulu, a Kuakini Medical Center transporter, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rowena Poyer; son Frank T. Jr. Poyer-Faamausili; daughters Naomi T. and Leila R. Poyer-Faamausili; mother Sue; brothers Benton, Alvin and Tuvaoga; and sisters Taiala Faamausili-Alualu and Tanara Faamausili. Visitation: 3 p.m. Monday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Saburo Takamura

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Feb. 20, 2014
Saburo Takamura, 88, of Ewa Beach, a retired Standard Oil-Chevron refinery operator and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn S., son Michael and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Carol Manono Spillner Goto

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Feb. 13, 2014
Carol Manono Spillner Goto, 64, of Ewa Beach, a former employee at Kipapa Elementary School, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harley and Rodger Brewer; daughters Michelle Avilla and Caroline Brewer; brothers Charles, Henry and Alex Spillner; sisters Yvonne Mesa, Peggy Luis and Rachel English; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Updated information for an obituary published Monday.

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Kay Kazue Takashige

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Jan. 31, 2014
Kay Kazue Takashige, 87, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Dean, daughter Iris Arakaki, brother George Y. Nakamura and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Teresa Lillian Greer

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Feb. 22, 2014
Teresa Lillian Greer, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Sears telemarketer, died at home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Anthony Gascon and Bernabe and James Rafanan; daughters Marie Fukuda, Tina Kwon and Candy DeCunto; hanai sons John and Jamie Tabag, and Jason Awana; brother Larry Gascon; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Siu Sinaloa Tauatevalu

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March 2, 2014
Siu Sinaloa Tauatevalu, 31, of Kailua died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Fineehe, mother Tiliani and brothers Viliami, Walter and Kepueli. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Kailua United Methodist Church. Services: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at the church. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Earl Louis Howell

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Feb. 5, 2014
Earl Louis Howell, 57, of Honolulu, a painter, landscaper and laborer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Alberta P.; sons Kaleo, James and Jesse Babb; daughters Melissa Kamekona, Donna Labree and Ginnylynn and Makayla Babb; brother Dan; and caregiver and sister Dannelle. Services held. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to any animal shelter.

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Ponciano Gorospe Tomas

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Feb. 17, 2014
Ponciano Gorospe Tomas, 103, of Waipahu, a retired Kaiser Hospital utility man, died in Waipahu. He was born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by sons Catalino, Hospicio, Anatalio and Alejandro; daughters Ignacia T. Reyes and Angelita T. Pagarigan; brother Emilio; sister Marciana Gorospe; 32 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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David Osamu Inoue

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Feb. 27, 2014
David Osamu Inoue, 55, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher at Mililani High School, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Kazuko and brother George M. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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DeeAnn Lori Isobe

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Feb. 20, 2014
DeeAnn Lori Isobe, 55, of Honolulu, a retired Waianae High School vice principal, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents James Y. and Elaine E., and brother Guy. Visitation at noon Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Adam Kolii Keawe

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Feb. 4, 2014
Adam Kolii Keawe, 58, of Hauula, a retired operator engineer and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Kamai H.K. Napaa, Rose H.K. Kaiahua, Jennifer L.K. Sutton and Maxine U.K. Kaokai. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula makai chapel. Services: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Sunday-best attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Mary Etsuko Kono

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Feb. 23, 2014
Mary Etsuko Kono, 88, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Puuloa. She is survived by husband Hiroshi; sons Elray and Jesse Hegwood; daughter Lorina Bertulfo; hanai daughter Dana Hegwood; sisters Nancy Sellers, Sally Cason and Mildred Pope; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Susan Kay Kuniyuki

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 21, 2014
Susan Kay Kuniyuki, 69, of Phoenix died. She was born in Honolulu. Services held.

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Hang Kwong

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Feb. 14, 2014
Hang Kwong, 86, of Honolulu, a property manager in Hong Kong, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by sons Sam S. and Yun; daughters Wun Kwong, Mariana K. Lee and Ching K. Poon; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Sueko Miyashiro

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Feb. 2, 2014
Sueko Miyashiro, 93, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Shunichi, son Alvin, brother Eugene Yonamine and sisters Faith Nakano and Kay Yogi. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Joseph Pigott

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Feb. 12, 2014
Joseph “Joe” Pigott, 76, of Wahiawa, a retiree from the Department of Defense Electronic Shop 2, Fort Shafter Flats, and an Air Force veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Charlestown, Mass. He is survived by wife Patricia “Pat”; daughter Bernadette R.; brothers Robert Pigott, John Collins and Philip Untersee; and sisters Mary E. Untersee and Irene Pigott. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Lorie Phillips Call

Posted On March 11th, 2014 -

Feb. 28, 2014
Dr. Lorie Phillips Call, 70, of Princeville, Kauai, a chiropratic doctor in California, died at home. She was born in Glendale, Calif. She is survived by husband Lynn; son Shawn; daughters Dalana Rayne, Kathie Ensign and Karen Mortensen; sister Pauline McCosh; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life held at Hanalei Pier.

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Gaylian C. Mun

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Feb. 12, 2014
Gaylian C. Mun, 76, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jeffrey; daughters Laurie Onizuka, Melva Mun, Kimberlee Fujimoto and Celeste Barry; brother Douglas Ching; sister Sylvia Fujiwara; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Pamela Young

Posted On March 11th, 2014 -

March 3, 2014
Pamela Young, 59, of Honolulu, a Marmol Hawaii employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Kanoe and Makana, and sisters Ellen “Kookie” Smith and Priscilla “Momi” Davin. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Ka Hale Hoano o ke Akua, 1760 Nalani St. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Thelma Chu Chang

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Feb. 13, 2014
Thelma Chu Chang, 95, of Honolulu, a former owner of Riviera Hair Fashions, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Marian Yap and Hester Pang. Private services.

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Phyllis S.N. Muraoka

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Feb. 17, 2014
Phyllis S.N. Muraoka, 57, of Honolulu, an office manager for Sanford D. Goto Inc., died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wayne H., son Mark H., daughter Mari K. and mother Helen K. Nakasone. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Alban’s Chapel, ‘Iolani School campus. Services: 4:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Ruby Ching Yuen

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Feb. 9, 2014
Ruby Ching Yuen, 97, of Honolulu, an Aloha Airlines reservationist, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clifford Jr., Newton and Brooks; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Dennis K.M. Ching

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March 6, 2014
Dennis K.M. Ching, 64, of Wailuku, owner of Happy Valley Auto Shop, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sherry S.; sons Kimo, Kalani and Bryson Ching, Jason Fujimoto Ching and J.R. Fuqua; daughter Tootsie; hanai sons Dillon Eiland and Blacks Poouahi; brothers Bill and Jeff; sister Linda Mahoe; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Julia Y.T. Nip

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Feb. 2, 2014
Julia Y.T. Nip, 98, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alfred “Timmy,” daughter Carol Choy, brothers Hung Kee and Hung Chee Tom, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Edward Costorio

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Feb. 12, 2014
Edward Costorio, 72, of Wailuku, an information technology programming analyst and a Navy veteran, died in Wailuku. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by son Ulrike “Andy”; daughters Ursula Costorio-Meyer and Zerwas “Ululani” Tolentino; brothers Rick and Ruben; sisters Lenora Costorio, Lorraine Akhay and Esther Criste; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Myrtle Midori Odachi

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Feb. 26, 2014
Myrtle Midori Odachi, 77, of Pearl City, a retired computer programmer for Wahiawa Navy Installation, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Dawnn Y. Odachi-Davis; brothers Keith, Mike and Ike; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 18 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Robert Emmett Dickie

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Feb. 27, 2014
Robert Emmett “Bob” Dickie, 86, of Kailua, a director of properties and facilities for Pan American Airways and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Janice, son Robert T., daughters Nalani Tanabe and Dawn Dickie-Stewart, and five grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Roy Takeshi Okubo

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Jan. 21, 2014
Roy Takeshi Okubo, 64, of Honolulu, formerly of Kohala, Hawaii, an electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kohala. He is survivd by sons Ian and Ron, brother Myron and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Mary Ann Dickson

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Feb. 4, 2014
Mary Ann Dickson, 82, of Honolulu, a retired real estate agent, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Michael, daughter Laura Chinen, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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