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Matsuko Sera

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Feb. 23, 2015
Matsuko Sera, 91, of Aiea died in Waipahu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Michael, James and Raymond; daughters Judy Griffith and Betty Sera; sister Kazuko Nakasone; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Alan Yoshitomo Higa

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Feb. 1, 2015
Alan Yoshitomo Higa, 63, of Honolulu, an AC maintenance employee for the University of Hawaii, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Everett, father Gene, brothers Wayne and Leslie, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Fusao Uchiyama

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Feb. 7, 2015
Fusao Uchiyama, 95, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education Honolulu District curriculum specialist, former teacher and principal, and an Army veteran who served in the Military Intelligence Service in World War II, will be remembered in private services. He died in Hawaii Kai Assisted Living. He was born in Keala­kekua, Hawaii. He is survived by son David, daughter Judith Kawa­kami, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Charles Frederick Howard II

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Feb. 8, 2015
Charles Frederick “Carl” Howard II, 42, of Kailua-Kona, a carpenter, builder, cartoon artist, illustrator and surfer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y. He is survived by daughter Zoe, companion Holly Johnson, parents Maidee and Philip, and sisters Rachel Howard-Hines and Miriam Howard. Private services. Donations suggested to the Surf Sessions at surferspirit. org. Call 949-831-1247 for more information.

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Henry Hiroshi Uehara

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Feb. 21, 2015
Henry Hiroshi Uehara, 86, of Honolulu, a retired engineer for the state Department of Transportation, founding president of the Public Employees Management Association of Hawaii and an Air Force retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rose, sons Ray and Chris, sister Nancy Talaro and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Morio Ichimura

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Jan. 15, 2015
Morio Ichimura, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Pioneer Mill Co. machinist, died in Waipahu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Rodney, Norman and Wayne; daughter Joyce Tomita; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Emma Watson

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Feb. 7, 2015
Emma Watson, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired sales manager for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, died in Kailua. She was born in Stuttgart, Germany. She is survived by son Peter, daughters Gretchen Watson-Kabei and Katherine K. Springer, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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George Tsuneo Iwamasa

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Jan. 31, 2015
George Tsuneo Iwamasa, 86, of Mililani, a retired Arisumi Brothers Contractors carpenter, died in Mililani. He was born in Waihee, Maui. He is survived by wife Amy Y., sons Lester and Nathan, brothers Shigeo and Robert H., and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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James Kailiawa

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Feb. 1, 2015
James Kailiawa, 68, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired truck driver for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co., died at home. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by wife Bernadette; sons Kimo and Kepano; daughters Kuuipo Dacalio and Kehaulani and Zyrae J. Kailiawa; brother Alvin; sisters Beatrice and Annette Kailiawa, and Lillian “Momi” Soares; hanai brother Harold; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Akie Kajiyama

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Feb. 1, 2015
Akie Kajiyama, 96, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired seamstress, died. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Norman and Bert, daughter Cheryl Matayoshi, brother George Yokota and sister Toshie Takamura. Private services.

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Kiyono F. Kawabata

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Feb. 15, 2015
Kiyono F. Kawabata, 91, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Kalopa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Albert and Claude, daughters Lois Sismar and June Nakamasu, brother Clancy Fuchigami, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Derek Kapolioka‘ehukai Kealoha

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Feb. 20, 2015
Derek Kapolioka‘ehukai Kealoha, infant son of Dustin Kealoha and Amanda Nelson of Aiea, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sister Abgail Brown and grandparents Douglas and Angela Kealoha, and Donna Kahoano. Services and scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Sunday at Pokai Bay, next to Ku‘ilioloa Heiau. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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David K. Kumai

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Jan. 23, 2015
David K. “Kawika” Kumai, 58, of Waianae, a Paradise Beverages and Honolulu Marathon employee and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Fort Lewis, Wash. He is survived by wife Sandy S.; sons Justin K.K. Kumai, Joshua Gumapac and Vincent Quiocho; daughter Renee; father Samuel; sister Suzanna; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Dennis Shea Lauriano

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Feb. 7, 2015
Dennis Shea Lauriano, 50, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alex K., brother Michael G. and sisters Diane J. Blanchard, Deborah L.L. Kamanao and Michele L. Kin In. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Church, 1124 7th Ave. Mass to follow. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Gertrudis Sanchez Antonio

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Feb. 17, 2015
Gertrudis Sanchez Antonio, 108, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired part-time seamstress and part owner of AC Service Station, died. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Alexander and Quirino Jr., daughter Stella Garza, 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m.

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Leonard Perreira Lindo Sr.

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Jan. 29, 2015
Leonard Perreira Lindo Sr., 84, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Puu­wai o Makaha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Leonard P. Jr.; daughters Kathleen Chong, Liane Okuna and Melissa Remigio; sisters Catherine Gonsalves and Patricia Fox; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration-of-life services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Moanalua Mortuary. Committal service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Eva Choye Budar

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Feb. 8, 2015
Eva Choye Budar, 85, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Steven and Richard, daughters Lynne Ramsey and Donna Turner, sister May Lau and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church. Services: 10 a.m.

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Rose Kiyoko Osedo

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 -

Jan. 30, 2015
Rose Kiyoko Osedo, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Morris, Dennis, Stuart and Thurston; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Janet Yoshiko Inouye

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 -

Feb. 11, 2015
Janet Yoshiko Inouye, 88, of Honolulu, a retired FirstHawaiianBank mortgage officer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Geoffrey, daughter Georgette Quizon, sisters Jayne Hamasaki and Frances Nishida, and three grandchildren. Private inurnment.

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Lillian Etsuko Irie

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 -

Feb. 9, 2015
Lillian Etsuko Irie, 99, of Honolulu, a retired Kaiser Punawai Clinic clerk in Waipahu and a former Ewa Hospital employee, died in Kahuku Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by nephew Dennis M. Private services.

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Yaeko Kobata

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 -

Feb. 8, 2015
Yaeko Kobata, 94, of Hilo, a retired account clerk for the County of Hawaii Planning Department, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sonHoward, daughter Lois Solmerin, sister Taeko Ikenaga, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoshiko Kohagura

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 -

Jan. 6, 2015
Yoshiko Kohagura, 95, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughters Jane H. Nakayama, Ellen A. Umeda, Charlotte S. Katayama, Myra S. Holt and Gail F. Kohagura; brother Robert Y. Arakaki; sisters Edna H. Yamashiro and Betty C. Enay; 11 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Rayden Kia‘i E Na Kupuna I Ke Ao Oka Mahina La Fortune

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 -

Feb. 11, 2015
Rayden Kia‘i E Na Kupuna I Ke Ao Oka Mahina and Sage Ka Imi Na‘auao La Fortune, infant sons of E’lise La Fortune of Kaneohe, died. They were born in Honolulu. They are also survived by grandparents Pierre and Sharon, and great-grandfather Henry Rente. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Service at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Odette Bartolome Laroya

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 -

Jan. 23, 2015
Odette Bartolome “Odie” Laroya, 51, of Honolulu, an information technology specialist for the Army, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Brian P., parents Justo and Paula Bartolome, brothers Jose and Edward Bartolome, and sister Lori Cadiz. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Services:6:30 p.m. Additional visitation:8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Mass:10:30 a.m. Burial:2 p.m. at HawaiianMemorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Margie Lee Loftin

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 -

Feb. 24, 2015
Margie Lee Loftin, 72, of Hilo, a retired housekeeper for the Naniloa Hotel, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Akron, Ohio. She is survived by hanai mother Millie Maikai, brother William Blondheim, sisters Martha Maxwell and Louella Lewis, and hanai sister Milly Pansy. No services.

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Hawaiiloa Kaoki Gallinger Naki

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 -

Feb. 11, 2015
Hawaiiloa Kaoki Gallinger Naki, 41, of Waianae died in the Queen’s Medical Center West. He was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He is survived wife Rouchel “Pomai”Tolentino, son Cyrus K., daughter Jasmine H., brothers Warner K., and Isaac N., sisters Gladys L. Durante and Lenora N. Aiwao, father Hawaiiloa, mother Lenora and three grandchildren. Celebration of life:10 a.m. Saturday at Soares Estate, 86-360 Halona Road. All are welcome. Aloha attire.

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Josefina Laudencia Aguzar

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 -

Feb. 26, 2015
Josefina Laudencia Aguzar, 84, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired personnel officer forthe Philippine Postal Corp., died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by son Arturo, daughters Lourdes Obiano and Marie Jo Aguzar, and 10 grandchildren. Celebration of life:8 a.m. March 16 at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass:10 a.m.

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Minta VanNovotny

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 -

Feb. 12, 2015
Minta Van Novotny, 71, of Ewa Beach died in the Queen’s Medical Center West. She was born in Atlanta. She is survived by son Frederick Jr., daughters Colleen Hall and Kelly Greenwood, sister Joan Conway and eight grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to your favorite animal charity.

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Benjamin Keawe Ahuna

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 -

Jan. 22, 2015
BenjaminKeawe “Beep” Ahuna, 85, of Ewa Beach, a retired Sperry Construction truck driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Martin and Clifford, daughters Gaelic K. Saez and Leah I. Benz, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Shizuo Oide

Posted On March 2nd, 2015 -

Jan. 28, 2015     
Shizuo “Maxie” Oide, 94, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed owner of Oide’s Barber Shop and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Melvin, daughters Renee E. Yasu­mura and Colleen M. Gushiken, brother George, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran