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Eleanor Frances Yamane

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May 4, 2016
Eleanor Frances Yamane, 91, of Waiapahu, a retired supervisor custodian, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Patricia Yamane, Bernadette Kealoha and Noreen Awong; sisters Mildred Rodrigues and Theresa Fontes; 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9 am. June 25 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Nanakuli. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Bessie Sadako Yamauchi

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May 24, 2016
Bessie Sadako Yamauchi, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Townside Home Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael, daughters Lynn and Ann, sister Dorothy F. Masuda and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. June 19 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Nora Tokie Abe

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May 17, 2016
Nora Tokie Abe, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state government clerk, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Glenn and Randall; daughters Elaine Abe and Kathleen Abe-Maeda; brother Hardy Tsutsumi; sisters Yasue Matsue, Fusae A. Kasashima and Geraldine Hatada; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Gerald Enochs

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May 2, 2016
Gerald Enochs, 67, of Hawaii died in Hilo Medical Center. No survivors. No services.

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Francis Liwai Guerrero

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May 21, 2016
Francis Liwai Guerrero, 77, of Kapolei died in Makakilo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maxine; sons Francis Jr., Rockne and Chadwick; daughter Coreen Eslit; brother Bill; sister Shiela Bagayan; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 16 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Doris Asae Itsuno Hanamoto

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May 14, 2016
Doris Asae Itsuno Hanamoto, 98, of Aiea, a retired Cinerama Reef Hotel housekeeper, died in Aiea. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Robert, George and Herbert; daughter Eileen Arita; sister Ethel Yonemitsu; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. June 17 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Adrene Marie Larson

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May 31, 2016
Adrene Marie Larson, 38, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Kennewick, Wash. She is survived by husband Keola Duncan; son Gary Mendonca; daughters Asia M. and Sarai Duncan, and Keziah Dumadag; father Steve; mother Antionette Fernandez; brother Jessie Switezer; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Estanislao Acupan Nacapuy

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May 16, 2016
Estanislao Acupan Nacapuy, 99, of Waialua died in Wahiawa. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Encarnacion Nacapuy and Virginia Lagua, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 16 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Waialua. Family program: 10:15 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Mary Tsuruyo Nishimoto

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May 27, 2016
Mary Tsuruyo Nishimoto, 90, of Honolulu, a retired American Embassy secretary in Tokyo, died in Honolulu. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sister Ruth Kanakuri. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 18 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Alan Lloyd Tavares Sr.

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May 17, 2016
Alan Lloyd Tavares Sr., also known as “Mr. T.” and “Sexy,” 68, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Electric and Hawaii Electric Light Co. system and control operator, and a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Hospice of Hilo, Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sharon L., also known as “Mrs. T.” and “Sexy”; sons JR, Shane and Wesley Tavares, and Trin and Preston Endo, and Dereck and Ikaika Huddy; daughters Serena Nasau, Crystal Aglian and Shalan Marie K. “Girly” Tavares; brother Alfred; sister Patsey Ongais; 25 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. June 17 at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Louis M. Calimpong

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May 15, 2016
Louis M. “Laloy” Calimpong, 82, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, an Air Force Reserve veteran, and a retired Local 745 Union carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Mercedes; son Robert; daughters Stephanie Calimpong, Vera Alvarez, Rosemary Verano, Lois Gongob, and Patricia and Karen Kaopuiki; sister Vicenta Popa; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. June 16 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. June 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Edwin C. Cazinha

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May 24, 2016
Edwin C. Cazinha, 85, of Kailua, an Army veteran who served in the Korean War with the 5th Regimental Combat Team, and a Purple Heart recipient, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leatrice; sons Daryl, Kenneth, Kurt and Todd; daughter Donna; brother John; sister Edna Rego; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. June 15 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Joseph Luahine Huddy

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May 7, 2016
Joseph Luahine “Uncle Joe” Huddy, 78, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter, a Honolulu Police Department officer and an Air Force veteran, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Charlotte, daughter Desiree Huddy-Akau, sister Margaret Brack and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 25 at Imiola Congregational Church. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. Condolences: homelanimemorial park.com.

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Charles Arthur Jennings

Posted On June 12th, 2016 -

May 26, 2016
Charles Arthur “Chuck” Jennings, 52, of Aiea, an Air Force veteran and a Johnson Controls fire and security technician, died in Aiea. He was born in Williamson, N.Y. He is survived by wife Kathy M. Oshima-Jennings, mother Dorothy, brother John and sister Debbie Gosbee. Visitation: 5 p.m. June 17 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Harold Hiroshi Tanaka

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May 29, 2016
Harold Hiroshi Tanaka, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu police officer and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Sue and sister Helen Nakano. Visitation: 4 p.m. June 20 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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Noah Jordan Jimenez

Posted On June 12th, 2016 -

May 1, 2016
Noah Jordan Jimenez, 27, of Mililani, a Grace Bible Church missionary, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by father Dave, mother Bobbie, brother Nick, sister Nicole, grandfather Maximo Lamoya and grandmother Peggy S. Visitation: 5 p.m. June 16 at Hanalani Schools, Student Activity Center. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nellie Fumiye Tokumori

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April 22, 2016
Nellie Fumiye Tokumori, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Fort Shafter secretary, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Donald R., daughter Ann N. Miyasato, brother Thomas Murakami, sisters Leatrice Nagai and Amy Au, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Tamayo Kaneshiro

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May 2, 2016
Tamayo “Pat” Kaneshiro, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Kaiser High School cafeteria worker, died in Lunalilo Nursing Home. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughters Gale I. Young, Faye H. Wai, June A. Kaneshiro and Myra E. Yui; brothers Richard, Raymond and Kenneth Iha; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lillian Yasuno Tomei

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May 16, 2016
Lillian Yasuno Tomei, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Island Holidays and Outrigger Hotels housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Michael; daughter Helen; sisters Lily Chin, Violet Tomei, Margaret Oho and Betty Baruz; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Margaret Karratti

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June 9, 2016
Margaret Karratti, 88, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Aloha Nursing Home, Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Bonaparte “Bo,” Kenneth, Steven and Myron; daughters Sybil Ambrose and Beverly R. Eku; 26 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. June 17 at Waikalua Chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. June 18 at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Hiroshi Uyeno

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June 6, 2016
Hiroshi Uyeno, 90, of Kahului, a Valley Isle Motors auto mechanic and a decorated Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died at home. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Sadae, daughter Karen Aguinaldo and brother Kazuaki “Bob.” Visitation: 4 p.m. June 17 at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 5 p.m. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Laura K. Keawe-Aiko

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June 5, 2016
Laura K. Keawe-Aiko, 84, of Honolulu, a retired transportation office supervisor for TheBus, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Gary P.; sons Bradley and Martin Harris; daughter Kauana Harris; brothers Albert, Ashley and Henry Kanahele; and sisters Kauana Pukahi and Thelma Sorenson. Private services.

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Anna Marie Ve’ave’a

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May 28, 2016
Anna Marie Ve’ave’a, 41, of Pearl City died in Aiea. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Romero M.; sons Romero Foma’i and Motu Ve’ave’a; daughters Angel and Jacqueline Foma’i, and Rona Ve’ave’a; father and stepmother Foma’i and Tala Foma’i; mother Tilomai Tupou; and brothers Fred Foma’i and Peter Faumui. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. June 17 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Joyce Leilani Kelekolio

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June 3, 2016
Joyce Leilani “Aunty Lani” Kelekolio, 79, of Hilo, a Walmart-Hilo associate, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Louis, Stanley and David; daughter Dawnaree Arnold; brothers Ernesto, Nemecio Jr. and Daniel Abaya, and Merney Baysa; sisters Marylyn Soaladaop, Dixie L. Kingsolver, Elisa M. Louia and Mary Abaya; 21 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. June 17 at Hilo Stake Center. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual/aloha attire.

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Carrie Mari Yonemori

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June 1, 2016
Carrie Mari Yonemori, 53, of Hilo, an attorney and Hilo Seishikan Aikido Club founder and instructor, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by mother Kay S., brother Gregg and sister Joni Ebesugawa. Visitation: 4 p.m. June 18 at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Abraham Kaulukou Keliipio Sr.

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May 26, 2016
Abraham Kaulukou Keliipio Sr., 71, of Hilo, an Air Force veteran and a heavy equipment mechanic, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Abraham Jr., daughter Arlene, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. June 18 at Haili Congregational Church, Hilo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Benjamin Reyes Clarito

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May 24, 2016
Benjamin Reyes Clarito, 84, of Waipahu, a Manuel L. Quezon College teacher and a Hawaii Prince Hotel retiree, died in Waipahu. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Felicidad B.; son Vince E.; daughters Mila F. and Sandy L. Clarito, Leslie J. Marquez, Suzanne A. De Vera and Cherry L. Aris; sisters Gloria Padilla and Carolina Cabansag; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:15 a.m. June 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Annetta Wedemeyer Johns Kinnicutt

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June 2, 2016
Annetta Wedemeyer Johns Kinnicutt, 76, of Kailua, a retired elementary school teacher, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Philip, son Kainoa, daughter Leiana and sister Judy Leach. Celebration of life pending. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle Women’s Community Correctional Center “Learning to Grow” project, c/o Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle, P.O. Box 261, Kailua, HI 96734. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Ernie Cruz Sr.

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May 14, 2016
The Rev. Ernie “Waimea Cowboy” Cruz Sr., 76, of Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Hawaii, former pastor at New Hope Puna and Assembly of God churches, and a Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam, died at home. He was born in Modesto, Calif. He is survived by wife Maggie; sons Ernie Jr., David, John, Tony and Guy; daughters Ernelle “Doodie” Downs, Stephanie Tyrin, Marissa Meredith, Tiffany “Tiffa” Garza, Connie Rincon, and Desiree M. and Sarah Cruz; sisters Linda, Rita and Dorothy; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. June 26 at New Hope-Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Kiyomu Koyanagi

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May 13, 2016
Kiyomu “King” Koyanagi, 90, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard sheet metal worker at Shop No. 17, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Denise C. Choy, brother Donald H., sister Sarah Y. Ogata and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. June 17 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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