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Bessie Iwalani Ontai Thums

Posted On January 14th, 2015 -

Dec. 28, 2014
Bessie Iwalani Ontai Thums, 94, of Ewa Beach, a former employee at Navy Exchange, Pearl Harbor, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Olelomoana, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Irvan Shodahl and Ned Ontai; daughters Wilma Brubaker, Sandra Thums and Aileen Dorsey; brother Johnson Puou; sisters Elizabeth K. “Betty” Parker and Darly Cockett; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kaimuki Christian Church, 1117 Koko Head Ave. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Helma Dela Cruz

Posted On January 14th, 2015 -

Jan. 6, 2015
Helma “Norma Borce” Dela Cruz, 65, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, died. She was born in Bangued, Abra, Philippines. She is survived by son Jerry Antolin; daughter Jennifer Cabbab; mother Dominga Borce; brothers Berly, Pepito, Amador, Robert and Arsenio Borce; sisters Nora Suyat, Melda Bergonia, Lucena Jeminez, Maria Borce and Violet Evasco; and three grandchildren. Services to be held in Las Vegas. No flowers.

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Sandy Lee Fediuk Walters

Posted On January 14th, 2015 -

Jan. 8, 2015
Sandy Lee Fediuk Walters, 37, of Kailua-Kona, a Bridge Realty Realtor, died in Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. She was born in Calgary, Alberta. She is survived by son Brock, daughters Riley and Reese, parents Don and Penny Fediuk, brothers Dave and Dale Fediuk, and sisters Corri Knull and Laura Fediuk. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kealakekua Ward, Kailua-Kona. Services at noon. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa, Hawaii. Dinner and fellowship: 3:30 p.m. at the church hall. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Feng Qun Fang

Posted On January 14th, 2015 -

Dec. 28, 2014
Feng Qun Fang, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Zhong Shan, China. She is survived by sons Liang Neng and Shi Jun Liu, daughter Jin Ai Liu and sister Fung Sim Lam. Visitation: 8 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Janet Yuen Wong

Posted On January 14th, 2015 -

Dec. 26, 2014
Janet Yuen Wong, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Randall K. and Thomas K., daughters Barbara O.H. “Bobbie” Lau and Patricia O.L. Woo, sister Julia Chin, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Anne Curtiss Fong

Posted On January 14th, 2015 -

Dec. 28, 2014
Anne Curtiss Fong, 84, of Kailua died in Honolulu. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. She is survived by son Peter, daughters Mary Frasier and Loki Feliciano, brother John Curtiss and four grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Honolulu Friends Meeting House, 2426 Oahu Ave. Donations suggested to Human Rights Watch, Nature Conservancy or Honolulu Friends Meeting.

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Randall Ellis Woode

Posted On January 14th, 2015 -

Dec. 23, 2014
Randall Ellis Woode, 50, of Winchester, Va., an Air Force veteran, died in Winchester Medical Center, Winchester. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jacob, Denico, Damon and Brandon; daughters Marlena Isbell, Mary Rose, Trinity and Hannah; brothers Lawrence, Donald, Robert, Henry and Clyde; sister Joyce Yuen; and 11 grandchildren. Services to be held in Bedford, Texas. No flowers.

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Peter Riffle Gilpin

Posted On January 14th, 2015 -

Dec. 22, 2014
Peter Riffle Gilpin, 81, of Honolulu, a photographer and a Navy Reserve veteran, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by sister Kate. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Puu Ualakaa State Park.

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Tomie Ige

Posted On January 14th, 2015 -

Jan. 7, 2015
Tomie Ige, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Education baker at Kahaluu Elementary School, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayne Y. and John S., daughters Jo Ann S. Kadowaki and Kathleen N. Awaya, sisters Asaye Shiroma and Yoshie Tomei, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers.

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Laura Ann Melekalikimaka Kukonu-Vierra

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Dec. 23, 2014
Laura Ann Melekalikimaka Kukonu-Vierra, 65, of Honolulu, a city Department of Parks and Recreation groundskeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai sons Lawrence Kukonu Jr. and Benjamin Kaneakua; brothers Rodney and Daniel Kukonu, and Ronald Young; sister Jeri Kukonu-Arcangel; and hanai sister Nadeen Lane. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Domingo Dahilig Mendoza

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Dec. 24, 2014
Domingo Dahilig Mendoza, 85, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Flora M.; sons Bong and Osias; daughters Thelma Fernandez, Theodora Razonable, Justina Domingo, Sandra Agaran, Zenie Smith, Maryann Fernandez and Carol Benidicto; sister Placida Quibuyen; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Program: 10 a.m. Services at noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jann Lawrence Nakoa

Posted On January 14th, 2015 -

Jan. 6, 2015
Jann Lawrence “Janny” Nakoa, 49, of Keaau, Hawaii, an MMJ Yard Care landscaper, will be remembered in a celebration of life 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday at Onekahakaha Beach Pavilion No. 4. He died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by hanai parents Marc and Lehua Ota, hanai brother Mark Tellio and sisters Nancy-Emily and Jedi Ota. Casual attire. Flower lei welcome. Private urn committal services.

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Thomas Toshio Nishioka

Posted On January 14th, 2015 -

Jan. 9, 2015
Thomas Toshio “Jr.” Nishioka, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Armour Star & Co. shipping clerk and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Joel Ann K. Pacheco, Violet K. Terawaki, Tammy P.N. Hohu, Maureen K. Veniegas and Marcy K.T.N. Ibara; sister Cynthia K. Okamura; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Celestino Agustin Pascual

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Dec. 16, 2014
Celestino Agustin Pascual, 97, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Raquiza; daughters Leticia Cabacungan, Adelina Abad and Leonora Isidro; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday 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.

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Gerald Soichiro Ishihara

Posted On January 13th, 2015 -

Nov. 27, 2014
Gerald Soichiro Ishihara, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Army maintenance supply clerk, died in Honolulu. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Loren and Derrick, daughter Coreen, brother Howard and three grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at University Ave. Baptist Church, 2305 University Ave. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lance Alfred Valdez

Posted On January 13th, 2015 -

Nov. 30, 2014
Lance Alfred Valdez, 52, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Shaun R. Matsumoto and Ian H.A.T. and Hunter K.D. Valdez; and sisters Meliza K.L. Nicolae, Vanessa A.H. Katayama, Heidi P.M. Brown and Kuulei Garcia. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kewalo Basin Park, 1125 Ala Moana Blvd. B1, Honolulu. Light refreshments after scattering of remains. Casual attire.

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Joann H. Jones

Posted On January 13th, 2015 -

Dec. 25, 2014
Joann H. Jones, 70, of Kapolei died in Kapolei. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by husband Peltrie L., son Ronnie Allison, daughters Sandra N. Snell and April T. McGlothan, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Paula Velez

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Dec. 24, 2014
Paula Velez, 44, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by mother Vivian; brothers Gordon Sr. and Joseph Feliciano Sr. and John, Robert and Paul Velez; and sisters Valerie Enos and Tanya and Uie Dawson. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gail Setsuko Kaneshiro

Posted On January 13th, 2015 -

Dec. 11, 2014
Gail Setsuko Kaneshiro, 84, of Honolulu, a retired owner of Bob’s Fish Market, died in Honolulu. She was born in Yokohama, Japan. She is survived by daughter Aileen Oshiro, brother Kazuo Fujie, sisters Tokiko Maeda and Junko Kurosaki, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Antoinette Geraldine Waiamau-Nunuha

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Nov. 28, 2014
Antoinette Geraldine Waiamau-Nunuha, 75, of Nanakuli, a retired Waianae High School teacher and Lanikuhonua Cultural Center instructor, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Nanakuli. She is survived by sons Lindy Jr. and James Waiamau, and James Shaver; daughters Lynnemabel Waiamau and Eleanoremae Davis; brother Victor Leopoldo; sister Caroline Johns; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Ward. Celebration of life to follow. Aloha attire. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Frank Nobukazu Kanzaki

Posted On January 13th, 2015 -

Dec. 29, 2014
Frank Nobukazu Kanzaki, 93, of Aiea, a retired occupational services director for the Department of Education, died in Aiea. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Kim and Kan, daughters Rii and Rei, sisters Joanne Watanabe and Sakae Huth, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Georgene Yoshiko Yamamoto

Posted On January 13th, 2015 -

Dec. 18, 2014
Georgene Yoshiko Yamamoto, 72, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired deli cook and cashier for KTA Puainako as well as a Pahala Assembly of God Kids Camp cook, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Ninole, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Harry, daughter Cyndia K. Higa Costa-Thomas, brother Lawrence Ikeda and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church, 113 Kuawa St., Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Juanita Tarampi Agliam

Posted On January 13th, 2015 -

Jan. 5, 2015
Juanita Tarampi Agliam, 89, of Honolulu, a housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Jun, Romie, Nestor, Edgar and Arthur; daughters Josie Agliam, Pureza Aluyen, Celi Mariano, Marylou Ancheta and Clarissa Mori; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea/Vineyard chapel, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Mass: 9 a.m. Monday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Services: 10:15 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Tooru Kato

Posted On January 13th, 2015 -

Dec. 23, 2014
Tooru Kato, 85, of Waipahu, an Air Force veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen T.; daughters Irene Ballesteros and Amy Igarashi; brothers Wayne, Dennis and Yasuto; sister Elaine Kamibayashi; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Margaret Chong Young

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Jan. 4, 2015
Margaret Chong Young, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Pauoa Elementary School teacher, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert and Richard, daughter Linda Bessara, brothers Robert and Lemuel Chong, sister Elaine Wong and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at United Church of Christ, 467 N. Judd St. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Harold Gene Barker

Posted On January 13th, 2015 -

Dec. 3, 2014
Harold Gene Barker, 76, of Waipahu, an Air Force retiree and a Navy Public Works Center retiree, died in Ewa. He was born in Rhodhiss, N.C. He is survived by wife Prayoong, sons Bradley G. Barker and John Rozmeski, daughter Joanna Rozmeski, a brother and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Charles Lee Lithgow

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Dec. 20, 2014
Charles Lee Lithgow, 60, of Kaneohe died at home. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Suzanne Karsten; sons Max Karsten and Julian Sensley; hanai children Amber, Nika and Makana Carlson; brother Gene Jr.; sisters Marie Pekelo, Naomi Lithgow-Foidl and Michelle Osborne; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Church of Nazarene, 536 Oneawa St., Kailua 96734.

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David Berry

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Nov. 18, 2014
David “Dave” Berry, 77, of Honolulu, a retired hospitality and travel industry employee and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. He is survived by wife Mary Ann, son James and sister Marilyn. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to the Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com. Updated information for an obituary published Nov. 25.

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Antonio Manuel

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Dec. 12, 2014
Antonio Manuel, also known as “Tony” and “Bambie,” 63, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Cebu City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Thelma Casamina-Manuel; son Joshua Anton; daughter Rozanne Schirmer; brothers Consorcio and Franco Manuel; sisters Fatima Gage, Mirla Palma and Filomena Skievaski; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Dorothy V. Burns

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Dec. 30, 2014
Dorothy V. Burns, 91, of Honolulu, a junior underwriting clerk with Hawaiian Insurance Group, died in Waipahu. She was born in Canada. She is survived by daughter Joanne Bodley and five grandchildren. No services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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