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Henry Etsuro Miura

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Jan. 27, 2016
Henry Etsuro Miura, 89, of Honolulu, a retired controller at American Mutual Underwriters Ltd. and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the Military Intelligence Service, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Tomiko, sons Matthew K. and Max J., brother Ralph K. and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary gifts.

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Yuk Fong Lee Chun

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 15, 2016
Yuk Fong Lee Chun, 97, Honolulu, a kitchen worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son Lawrence, daughters Hannah Gee and Judy Chun-Schofield, half brother J.K.J. Lee, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Takeshi Nakagawara

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Jan. 28, 2016
Takeshi “Take” Nakagawara, 91, of Eleele, Kauai, a McBryde Sugar machinist, died. He was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Ray and Glenn, and a grandchild. Private celebration of life.

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Marielani Adelaide Yadao Coloretti

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 8, 2016
Marielani Adelaide Yadao Coloretti, 76, of Honolulu, a retired licensed child care provider, died in Hale Nani. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Tony; daughters April, Nani, Leimomi and Harmony Coloretti, and Angela C. McGough; brother Lawrence Yadao; sister Amapola Barte; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 5 at Unity Church of Hawaii, 3608 Diamond Head Circle. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Lillian Reiko Otake

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 12, 2016
Lillian Reiko Otake, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House sales associate, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Susan J. Nakaishi, Diane H. Fedor and Lynette K. Tsukamoto; sister Ellen K. Miura; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. March 3 at Makiki Christian Church. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Steven J. Davis

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 21, 2016
Steven J. Davis, 64, of Kihei, Maui, formerly of Colorado, a U.S. Forest Service employee, Merchant Marine able seaman and Ocean Drilling & Exploration Co. control room operator, died at home. He was born in Spokane, Wash. He is survived by son Cole, daughter Amber Rundle, mother Dorothy, brothers Jack and David, sister Janet and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4:40 p.m. Feb. 28 at Kamaole Beach Park No. 1, Kihei. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Adolph Garces Pagaduan

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 18, 2016
Adolph Garces “Dopong” Pagaduan, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Chuck’s Steak House bartender and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Virginia, son Randolph “Randy,” daughter Gina, brother Jose “Joe” Sr., sisters Myrna Pagaduan-Doi and MaryLou Batungbacal, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 3 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Colleen Elizabeth Ford

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 17, 2016
Colleen Elizabeth Ford, 55, of Kailua-Kona, a merchandising operations manager at Macy’s Makalapua Center, died at home. She was born in Santa Monica, Calif. She is survived by husband Ronald; mother Joanne Spaulding; sisters Karen Drohan and Maryjo and Nancy Spaulding; and caregiver Jodi Hing. Services to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

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Rudolfo Perez

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 17, 2016
Rudolfo “Rudy” Perez, 70, of Waipahu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lovena N.; sons Dana, Damon, Rody, Randy, Roman, Ryan and Jason; stepson Jeffery Grace; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Samuel Kawiak Wai Yuen Fuller

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 16, 2016
Samuel Kawiak Wai Yuen Fuller, infant son of Anthony and Shayna Fuller of Aiea, died in Aiea. He was born in Aiea. He is also survived by brothers Ezekiel, Jedidiah and Mikel; and grandparents Floyd and Jean Fuller, Nida Fuller and Steve and Valerie Simmons. Private services. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Samuel Pua Puailihau

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Oct. 22, 2015
Samuel Pua Puailihau, 73, of Hilo, a retired longshoreman for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19 in Seattle, died at home. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by son Gregory J., daughters Janea L. Carrell and Laura N. Newton, brothers Nelson P. and Laurence, and two grandchildren. Private services. Condolences may be sent to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720.

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Judith Julia Guavis

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 13, 2016
Judith Julia Guavis, 71, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Albert White; daughters Elizabeth Trinidad, Gina Arias, Raquel Freeman, Tracie Asato, Haunani Kantarjian and Hanna Vargas; brother Alvin Fermahin; sister Jennifer Manuel; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mary Lou Ramsey

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 22, 2016
Mary Lou “Mamalou” Ramsey, 84, of Milolii, Hawaii, a home- maker and retired line supervisor at Memcor Corp. in Huntington, Ind., died at home. She was born in Punxsutawney, Pa. She is survived by sons Carl and Alex, hanai daughter Cindy Thompson, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

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Joseph Raymond Heck

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 21, 2016
Joseph Raymond Heck, 75, of Kapolei died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Belpre, Ohio. He is survived by wife Merly N. and son Joseph C. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Esteban R. Recel

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 5, 2016
Esteban R. “Steve” Recel, 83, of Ewa Beach, a retired civil engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Shafter and a former Carpenters Union employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Santa Catalina, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Visitacion “Vi”; sons Randolfo and Esteban Jr.; daughters Edna Dawa, Mary Tess Gutierrez, Eileen Santos, May Chan, Esvinn Stansbury and Leilani Recel; brothers Gaspar Jr. and Rolando; sisters Adelina Pelayo, Teresita Buan and Eufemia Rualizo; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. March 3 at St. George Church, Waimanalo. Family program: 10 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Robert Kalehua Kihano

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 15, 2016
Robert Kalehua Kihano, 51, of Honolulu, an auto mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen Kodama; son Ramsey; daughter Kathleen; father Paul; mother Sharon O’Neil; brother Elroy; sisters Desiree, Mary and Charon; and four grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Judith Hall Wootton

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 6, 2016
Judith Hall “Judi” Wootton, 72, of Kapaa, Kauai, formerly of Ewa Beach, died in Kapaa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Andrew, Arlenton and Daniel Mahuka; daughter Andrea Mahuka; brothers Phillip and Wayne Hall; sister Lorraine Hanie; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 29 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Jessica Bernadette Kitajima

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 17, 2016
Jessica Bernadette “Jessi” Kitajima, 68, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John; son John M.; daughters Jodie VanMeerten, Jamie Kim and Jenelle Gagaring; brother Nelson Arlos Sr.; and six grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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David Chong-Sik Yi

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 15, 2016
David Chong-Sik Yi, 81, of Honolulu, a retired city wastewater plant operator, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Linda; son Raymond; daughters Stella Choe, Sandy Chou, Gina Song, Eugenie Yi, Nicole Fujimoto and Johanna Katano; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Elsie Hatsuko Thompson Kong

Posted On February 26th, 2016 -

Feb. 20, 2016
Elsie Hatsuko Thompson Kong, 99, of Hilo, a retired clerk for the Hawaii County Department of Public Works, died in Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brother William Thompson. Private services.

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Noel Panila Kahalewai

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 15, 2016
Noel Panila Kahalewai, 56, of Honolulu, a self-employed lei maker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by life partner Herbert K. Hew Len Jr.; brothers Kalei, Solomon, Henry and Mark; and sisters Louisa Pelekane, Margaret, Blanche and Rose Kahalewai, Leimomi Cho, Mokihana Fujimoto, Valerie Best and Ann Kupao-Villanueva. Private services.

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Harumi Shimizu Takahashi

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Jan. 26, 2016
Harumi Shimizu “Olyve” Takahashi, 89, of Honolulu, a retired business owner and pikake flower grower, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ernest Z.; son Alton H.; daughters Linda H. Murakami and Kendra S. Hatae; sisters Glorian Yamamoto, Helen Hong and Florence Matsukawa; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mapuana Carol Kalani

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 22, 2016
Mapuana Carol Kalani, 73, of Honolulu, a Target cashier, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Ricky M. Cruz and Earl N. Kalani, daughters Terri Ann N. and Carol Lana Kamalei Kalani, brother Julian N. Kanamu, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. March 1 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Joseph Allen Wahl

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 18, 2016
Joseph Allen Wahl, 58, of Hilo, a registered nurse, died. He was born in New Orleans. He is survived by daughter Caitlin E., sister Adrienne Namohala and sister Leigh Humphrey. No services. Private scattering of ashes.

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Donald Y. Kaneshiro

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 20, 2016
Donald Y. Kaneshiro, 79, of Honolulu, a salesman, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret, sons Troy and Derek, daughter Cindy, brother Lawerence and sisters Betty and Sumi. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Maurice Tadashi Watanabe

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 13, 2016
Maurice Tadashi “Thunder” Watanabe, 97, of Honolulu, a retired American Electric Co. electrical engineer, died. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by sons Roy S. and Clyde Y., daughter Amy E. Kobayashi, brothers Fred M. and Jack T., five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Edward Eugene Kaleialoha Keawe

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 4, 2016
Edward Eugene Kaleialoha Keawe, 69, of Honolulu, a Leahi State Hospital groundskeeper and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Terry Lynn; daughters Dawnielle Keawe-Costa and Dominique Keawe; brothers Robert, Andrew, Kenneth and Johnathan Keaunui, and Max Makanani; sisters Alexa Vaught, Rose Ann Sweezy, Faith Sandi and Gloria Carter; and six grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Haruyuki Yamanaka

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 3, 2016
Haruyuki Yamanaka, 91, of Kahului, a retired Maui Electric Co. supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by brothers Stanley and Leslie. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Pacita Casil Ancheta

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 23, 2016
Pacita Casil Ancheta, 78, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Watanabe Floral Inc. laborer, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Franklin; sons George, Jerry and Roger; brothers Reynario, Eheronimo, Arsenio, Reynaldo and Edwin Casil; sister Oliva C. Buduan; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 27 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Richard Puukuku Kila

Posted On February 25th, 2016 -

Feb. 13, 2016
Richard Puukuku Kila, 86, of Aiea, a real estate proprietor, died in Aiea. He was born in Hoboken, N.J. He is survived by son Randolf; daughters Rita Mark, Roberta Tom, Renee Cabebe and Regina Hart; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 1 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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