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Martin Stanley Oliver

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Jan. 24, 2014
Martin Stanley Oliver, proprietor of The Land Office Inc. in Laupahoehoe and Naalehu, and former manager for Dairy Queen in Waimea, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in McLennan, Alberta. He is survived by wife Violet P.H.; son Bryan M.; stepsons Troy Cross, Anthony Ganir and Larry and Morgan Balbarino; stepdaughter Tracey Salmo; hanai brothers Harold and Edward Potraz; hanai sisters Cindy Clarke and Luci Patri; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 755 Piilani St., Hilo. Aloha attire.

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Yoshiko Yoza

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Jan. 19, 2014
Yoshiko Yoza, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Regent Hotel seamstress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kawaihau, Kauai. She is survived by son Gerald Y., daughter Judith Okamoto, sister Haruko Nakasone, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Harry Teisuke Higa

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Jan. 17, 2014
Harry Teisuke Higa, 92, of Kailua, a retired heavy equipment mechanic for Peter Kiewit and an Army veteran, died in a private care home. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Jean H., sons Blake and Keith, sister Nancy Yamauchi, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Tsuneki Omija Jr.

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Jan. 26, 2014
Richard Tsuneki “Richie Boy” Omija Jr., 58, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii County construction inspector and road supervisor, died at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife LuciAnn, son Robert, daughters Rikki and Rachel, parents Richard and Thelma, brother Michael and sister Katie Hokama. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at Naalehu Community Center. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Roberta Elizabeth Holi

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Jan. 16, 2014
Roberta ElizabethHoli, 78, of Pearl City, a sales employee, died in Puuwai o Makaha. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph Jr. and Stanford; daughters Beverly Wong, Laverne “Miki,” Holi, Dawn Kunishige and Jonelle “Joey” Bigornia; 27 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Rolland Bernard Keonaona Peahu Sr.

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Jan. 30, 2014
Rolland Bernard Keonaona Peahu Sr., 81, of Lihue, a retired employee of HawaiianAirlines and Kauai Surf, died at home. He was born in Nawiliwili, Kauai. He is survived by daughter Rowena Leake, son Rolland, sisters Lani Schumacher and Laola Rapoza, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 13 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.

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Paul Tadashi Kashiwabara

Posted On February 4th, 2014 -

Jan. 18, 2014
Paul Tadashi Kashiwabara, 95, of Kaneohe, a retired self-employed carpenter and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by son Glenn K. and daughter Gail K. Private services.

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Tsunao Saiki

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Jan. 25, 2014
Tsunao Saiki, 84, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Young Bros. machine operator and an Army veteran who served in the KoreanWar, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kukuiula, Kauai. He is survived by wife Gertrude, son Wayne, daughter Michele Kaneshige, sisters Midori Ogawa and Gladys Ayano, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rogie Andaya

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Dec. 29, 2013
Rogie “Roy” Andaya, 73, of Honolulu, a retired American Electric Co. electrician, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Carmelita and daughter January M. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Annette Shizuko Sugita Kubojiri

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Jan. 26, 2014
Annette Shizuko Sugita Kubojiri, 80, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Keeau School cafeteria employee, died at home. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Frederick; sons Harry, Kenneth and Edwin; daughters Marian Hasegawa and Chako Kubojiri; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Jane Kimiko Sawai

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Jan. 5, 2014
Jane Kimiko Sawai, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Pan American World Airways flight kitchen worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lionel K., Clarence T. Jr. and Norman N.; daughters Dianne A. Oshiro and Jeanine T. Watanabe; brother Yoshito Nakashima; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Updated service information for an obituary published Monday.

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Michael Bruce Assily

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Jan. 24, 2014
Michael Bruce Assily, 36, of Aiea died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Mahina; sons Kamuela, Kamakana and Kaulana; parents Theresa A.M. Tamasayo and Samir Assily; brothers Jonathan and Christopher; and grandmother Galu M. Aloisio. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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Vern Kupuka‘a

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Jan. 1, 2014
Vern Kupuka‘a, 65, of Honolulu, a meat cutter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary C.; daughters Tammy and Cheryl Kupuka‘a, and Fern Kupuka‘a-Sotelo; hanai daughter Reyne; brother Na Kua Ana; sister Patricia; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary.

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Francis Lucky Shafer

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Jan. 23, 2014
Francis Lucky Shafer, 69, of Kailua-Kona, owner of Lucky’s Concrete Pumping, Konawaena High School football coach, kempo karate instructor and professional music entertainer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Karen; son Lance; daughter Nanishell Shafer-Robins; sisters Marie Munn, Margaret Pollard, Patricia Malic and Mary Peralta; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua-Kona 2nd Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, monetary offerings suggested to Lance Shafer at P.O. Box 3087, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

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Lila Chun Chrystal

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Jan. 17, 2014
Lila Chun Chrystal, 82, of Honolulu, retired director of nursing for the Hawaii State Hospital and an administrative nurse for the state Department of Health, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by brothers Henry and Thomas Chun, and sisters Grace Siu and Gladys Lee. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 12 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Mass: 9 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. Feb. 13 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Scilla Lin-Ho Maluina

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Jan. 26, 2014
Scilla Lin-Ho Maluina, 57, of Honolulu, a tour coordinator, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clinton, Danny B. and Jason; daughters Pauline and Pela; parents Clinton and Blossom Yoshikawa; brother Joe; and eight grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at Sand Island Beach Park. Casual attire. For more information, contact Ui at 861-9164 or Clinton at 853-0880.

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Wilfred Yutaka Shimotsu

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Jan. 20, 2014
Wilfred Yutaka Shimotsu, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Board of Water Supply inspector and an Army veteran who served in World WarII, died at Hospice Hawaii Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife IvyA., daughter Renee C. Michioka, sister Aiko S. Miyatake, a grandchild, two great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Jonathan Hal Curimao

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Jan. 10, 2014
Jonathan Hal “Jonna” Curimao, 53, of Lahaina, a self-employed landscaper and an Army National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by companion Ginney Ripp; son Tyler; daughter Kiana; parents Mariano Curimao and Elizabeth Edlao; stepfather Herman Edlao; brothers Tubs, Eddie and Bully Curimao, George Laikupu and Clayton Cockett; sister Makanani Catugal; stepbrother Greg; stepsisters Kelly and Stacy; and grandmother Concordia. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation and services: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow in Lahaina. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Momoye Matoba

Posted On February 4th, 2014 -

Jan. 21, 2014
Momoye Matoba, 105, of Anaheim, Calif., formerly of Honomu, Hawaii, died. She was born in Honomu. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Dennis, daughter Shirley Nishioka, sisters Aiko and Itsuko, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services held in Anaheim. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: fukuimortuary.com.

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Rapsak Shorey

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 6, 2014
Rapsak Shorey, 34, of Keaau, Hawaii, a former maintenence worker for the Arc of Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. He is survived by parents Kaspar and Yokunta Shorey; brothers Bernabe, Kasio, Sunday and Jeno Shorey; and sisters Sisincher Enicar and Bercy, Sinia and Shora Shorey. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Committal services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Roberta Elizabeth Holi

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 16, 2014
Roberta Elizabeth Holi, 78, of Waianae, a salesperson, died in Puuwaio Makaha. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph Jr. and Stanford; daughters Beverly Wong, Laverne Holi “Miki,” Dawn Kunishige and Jonelle Bigornia “Joey”; 27 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kameko Taira

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 9, 2014
Kameko Taira, 93, of Mililani, a retired housekeeper, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Waikapu, Maui. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Richard, brother Robert Nagamine, sister Thelma Shibata, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Boyd Alan Kauhane Kahue

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 29, 2014
Boyd Alan Kauhane “Rusty” Kahue, 47, of Nanakuli died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Priscilla, daughter Raquel K., brother Benjamin K. Jr. and sisters Gilda Hoohuli, Benny Mae, Benelee and Joycelynn Kahue, Donna Kaimi, Beneby Javallena and Cheryl Montez. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 15 at Nanakuli Beach Park.

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Tsugio Takahashi

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Jan. 14, 2014
Tsugio Takahashi, 87, of Honolulu, a retired co-owner and carpenter for Quality Builders, died in Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence, daughters Linda Hara and Cynthia Ruiz, sister Mie Takakuwa and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Chiyo Kikuta Kidani

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Dec. 15, 2013
Chiyo Kikuta Kidani, 92, of Pearl City, a retired Ewa and Oahu Sugar Plantation Cos. employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughter Shirley; brothers Toshio, Tsutomu and Waichi; and sisters Kay Kaneshiro and Jean Oshiro. Private services.

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Tina Marie Torres

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 10, 2014
Tina Marie Torres, 43, of Waianae died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Cynthia M., father Wallace S. Higuchi, mother Cynthia Sein Tau Lee, brother Michael R. Higuchi, sister Michelle Lee Higuchi and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Timothy James Lee

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Jan. 24, 2014
Timothy James Lee, 55, of Volcano, Hawaii, a landscaper and owner of Aloha Aina Landscaping Service, died at home. He was born in Minneapolis. He is survived by hanai son Nick Lesseos; hanai daughters Emma and Michelle Hartley; brothers Dr. Steven and Kevin Krych, and Tom Lee; and sisters Katie Odens and Cynthia and Cheryl Lee. For service information, call Emma Hartley at 985-7257. Casual attire.

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Charles Morio Toyama

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Dec. 31, 2013
Charles Morio Toyama, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Transportation employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris F., son David, daughter Dori Ann Rodrigues, brother Kunsang Nyima, sister Yoneko Fukumoto and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Basil Apiki Jr.

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 18, 2014
Basil Apiki Jr., 74, of Waianae, a painter, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Napoopoo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jeanette K.; sons John Rawlins B. and Lionel K.; daughters Veronica P. and Louella K. Apiki, Margaret L. Brash, Tasha-Ann L. Eli, Sharon K. Gaspar and Karen L. Papas; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Takeshi Oura

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 7, 2014
Takeshi Oura, 86, of Pearl City, a retired Oroweat Baking Co. sales driver/supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by son Robin, daughters Barbara O. Tavares and Gayle Akamine, sister Jane T., three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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