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Christian Keoni Williams

Posted On March 16th, 2013 -

March 6, 2013
Christian Keoni Williams, 25, of Hauula, a teacher assistant, died in Kahuku Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by parents Charles R. Jr. and Mary Y.K.L., brothers Justin and Charles R. III, sisters Anne Shimokawa and Susan Williams, and grandmother Caroline Chow. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Clarence Mew Chong Liu

Posted On March 16th, 2013 -

March 8, 2013
Clarence Mew Chong Liu, 96, of Kailua, a Honolulu Police Department assistant police chief, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Harriet, sons Dan and Clarence Jr., daughter Paula Smith and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Donation suggested to Honolulu Police Relief Association or Hospice Hawaii. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Robert James Rivers

Posted On March 16th, 2013 -

Feb. 27, 2013
Robert James Rivers, 46, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Green Bay, Wis. He is survived by mother Shirley J.; brothers Frederick D. Jr., Alan R., Gary L. and Adam T.; and sisters Victoria E. Piva and Katherine Rilveria. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Wahiawa. Services: 7 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Frances N.N. Wong

Posted On March 16th, 2013 -

March 6, 2013
Frances N.N. Wong, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. dispatcher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gregory Y.W. and Patrick, daughter Pamela Shankles, brother Harry Ho, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Joseph F. Martinez

Posted On March 16th, 2013 -

March 1, 2013
Joseph F. Martinez, 64, of Everett, Wash., died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Donovan, daughter Dominique, mother Lucea, brother Rudy and sisters Joann, Beverly, Marlyn, Sharlene and Arlene. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance: seattlecca.org.

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Leonarda M. Rubonal

Posted On March 16th, 2013 -

Feb. 7, 2013
Leonarda M. Rubonal, 80, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Pablo B.; sons Bernard, Felix and Philip Rubonal, and Rodney Kobayakawa; daughters Zenaida Ferreira and Yolanda Ogata; brother Lee Valenciano; sister Mary Acosta; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Flowers welcome.

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Josefina Elena Aikala

Posted On March 16th, 2013 -

March 6, 2013
Josefina Elena Aikala, 82, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Panama City. She is survived by husband Daniel, son Daniel “Tito” Jr., daughter Vivian Verdadero, sister Nora Anders, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Monetary offerings welcome.

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Roy Yasuo Yamada

Posted On March 16th, 2013 -

Feb. 21, 2013
Roy Yasuo Yamada, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Pacific Concrete salesman and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Sumie “Sue”; sons Brian, Tyler, Reagan, Darin and Stacey; brother Larry; sister Joan Wille; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 23 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Keith L. Martz

Posted On March 16th, 2013 -

March 2, 2013
Keith L. Martz, 91, of Honolulu, a federal investigator for the Office of Special Investigations and a Navy veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sac City, Iowa. He is survived by son Jasun, daughters Cynthia Martz and Suzan Martz Holmquist, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Frank Sardinha Jr.

Posted On March 16th, 2013 -

March 5, 2013
Frank Sardinha Jr., 79, of Kailua, a retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant, died in Kailua. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Frank Stanley and Frank Lee Sardinha, and Frank Miller; daughters Franceen Llanos, Audrene Duarte, Heidi Cundiff, Heather McBride and Holly Stubbe; sister Marjorie Place; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Santiago S. Malanog

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

Feb. 25, 2013
Santiago S. Malanog, 56, of Lahaina died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Larena, Siquijor, Philippines. He is survived by wife Josephine G., daughter Irene G., brother Leborio and sister Genara M. Omlan. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Entombment: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, main section. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ambrosio Gantala Malvar

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

Feb. 8, 2013
Ambrosio Gantala Malvar, 72, of Waipahu died in Aiea. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Elenor A.; sons Nelson, Carlito, Gilbert, Ambrocio Jr. and Allan; daughter Felgrace; brother Prudencio; sister Ines Castillo; and 17 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Mitsugi Nishio

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

Feb. 27, 2013
Mitsugi Nishio, 95, of Honolulu, a retired cabinetmaker and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 1399th Engineers, Company B, died in Ann Pearl Care Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Calvin and Karl, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Peter Cruz Agualo

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

March 1, 2013
Peter Cruz Agualo, 57, of Kapolei, a painter and laborer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sinajana, Guam. He is survived by wife Madeline; sons Chad Agualo and Nolan Brooks Jr.; daughters Noraline and Melanie Brooks, and Kahala Makekau; brothers Jose “Frankie” and David; sister Loretta Garcia; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 22 at Aiea United Methodist, 99-101 Laulima St. Services: 10 a.m. Lunch: noon-2 p.m. Casual attire; black and white. Flowers welcome.

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Kenneth Charles Quero Sr.

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

Feb. 18, 2013
Kenneth Charles Quero Sr., 63, of Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Deborah P.; sons Jason, Kenneth Jr. and Orren; daughters Carrie Quero and Ashley Cabadas; stepson Duane Wilkum; stepdaughters Janine Bennett and Jonelle Wade; brothers William Villareal and Joseph Quero; sister Charmaine Miranda; and seven grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date in Hawaii. Donations suggested to Nathan Adelson Hospice, Las Vegas, or a cancer research/treatment center.

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Wilbert Rapoza Branco

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

March 13, 2013
Wilbert Rapoza Branco, 83, of Kailua, a retired roofer, died in Kailua. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Michael; daughters Diana Berrien, Trinidad Branco-Hill and Roxann Branco-Orona; companion Pauline Gray; brothers Milton, Manuel and Patrick; sisters Margaret Pacheco, Mildred “Dolly” Branco-Pacheco and Dorothy “Baby” Wright; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Kailua Church of the Nazarene. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Gilbert Thomas Rosa

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

March 6, 2013
Gilbert Thomas Rosa, 76, of Hilo, a retired mechanic technician at the former Hilo Motors, died in Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama facility. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Lorna; sons Raymond and Thomas; daughters Lorilei Ching and Karen Zindric; brother Charles; sisters Lucille Foster, Rita Sarme, Shirley Legaspi and Dorothy Rosa; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Donna Marie Bratton

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

Feb. 26, 2013
Donna Marie Bratton, 93, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, first lieutenant, and a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Millville, N.J. She is survived by sons William, Leslie and Donald; daughter Kristana; sister Rita Anderson; and three grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Passion for the Poor International, P.O. Box 3914, Shreveport, LA 71133. Aloha attire.

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Cathrine Joy Sanborn

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

March 10, 2013
Cathrine Joy Sanborn, 52, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dwayne; sons John-Mitchel and Dayne; daughters Sherene Cote and Saesha-Lyn Sanborn; mother Elizabeth Addington; stepfather Sam Addington; sisters Debra Pila, Marjorie Kealoha and Lisa Amimoto; and three grandchildren. Gathering: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Erma L. DeCorte

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

Feb. 23, 2013
Erma L. DeCorte, 51, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Dennis, Ronald, Thomas, James and Francis; and sister Palma Cabos. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Esther Piikuahiwi Souza

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

Feb. 19, 2013
Esther Piikuahiwi Souza, 86, of Waianae, a state Department of Transportation retiree, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Keoki Rin, Clayton and Garyloo Kahunanui, and George, Jack, Ezra and Gordon Souza; daughters Karen McDonald, Sharon Kaeo and Uilani Souza; brother Talino Gaison; 40 grandchildren; 113 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Millie Lester Haku Halemano

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

Jan. 3, 2013
Millie Lester Haku Halemano, 56, of Waianae died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Carmine Baco Kuewa, sister Cynthia L. Keaulana and companion Berta Perrin. Services: 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Zablan Beach, Nanakuli.

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Dorothy F. Tokishi

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

March 7, 2013
Dorothy F. Tokishi, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Shriners Hospital licensed practical nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Kenneth, sons Kenneth Jr. and Gordon, sister Mildred Shima, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Emily Saffery Hall

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

March 9, 2013
Emily Saffery Hall, 88, of Kailua, a bartender, died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons David Menza, Wayne Britodaso and William and Patrick Hall; daughters Lucille Aguilar and Davelyn Monalim; brothers Kenneth and Carl Saffery; sister Phoebe Saffery; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Keolu Hills Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1461 Kanapuu Drive, Kailua. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Robert Villanueva

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

Feb. 19, 2013
Robert Villanueva, 74, of Kapolei, an employee at the Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Raymond and sisters Florence Tecson, Virginia Damaso and Cynthia Drew. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Leslie T. Kaai

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

Feb. 1, 2013
Leslie T. Kaai, 67, of Waipahu, an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Evelyn; brothers Kenneth, Jonathan and Jaime; and sisters Portia Alferes, Linda Agcorpa and Stephanie Kaai. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Elsie Tatsumi Maekawa

Posted On March 15th, 2013 -

Feb. 21, 2013
Elsie Tatsumi Maekawa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government court reporter at Schofield Barracks, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Shigeo, sister Marilyn Caruthers and caregivers Lorraine Lau and Erlinda Ferrer. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Walter Kaimiola Kotrys

Posted On March 14th, 2013 -

Feb. 28, 2013
Walter Kaimiola Kotrys, 49, of Ewa Beach, a Hawaii Army National Guard member and a veteran of operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Brandonn Kealiinohomoku and Chad Kotrys; brothers Tom, Larry and Kahea; sisters Noe Hoohuli and Mel Keliikipi; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes: noon March 23 at Zablan Beach, Nanakuli.

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Edwina Jean Pratt

Posted On March 14th, 2013 -

March 7, 2013
Edwina JeanPratt, 70, of Honolulu, a former senior service specialist at Servco Pacific and managed a woodcarving business for her husband, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward K. Jr.; son Wyatt; daughters YvetteIokia and Cindy Pratt; brother Mark Hibbs; sisters Rhoda Foutz, Michelle Lum Ho, Paulette Doane, Brenda Ogata and Connie Melemai; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private inurnment.

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Matsue Chikazawa

Posted On March 14th, 2013 -

Feb. 25, 2013
Matsue Chikazawa, 92, of Kaneohe, a store clerk, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Dennis and Steve, daughter Ginny Kimata and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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