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Lillian Matsuko Kuroiwa

Posted On May 12th, 2015 -

April 14, 2015
Lillian Matsuko Kuroiwa, 97, of Kaneohe, a retired store manager for Island Camera & Gift Shops, died. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by son Melvin, daughters Faith Kaneshiro and Adele Tasaka, brother Takeo Matsumoto, sister Ellen Fujinaka, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Richard Labaya

Posted On May 12th, 2015 -

March 29, 2015
Richard Labaya, 81, of Waianae, an operations supervisor for Hawaiian Cement and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in South Hilo. He is survived by sons Richard Jr.; daughters Renee M. Wynn, Lucy A. Labaya Eliazar, Marietta Rillera, Vanessa Lewi, Beverly F. Labaya and Nadine E. Viray; brother Thomas; sisters Felippa Mero and Shirley M. Reyes; 19 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwick oahu.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

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Albert M.K. Lum

Posted On May 12th, 2015 -

May 5, 2015
Albert M.K. Lum, 97, of Kaneohe, a retired city employee and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hanalei, Kauai. He is survived by wife Debbie, daughter Becky Means, son Gregory and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Betsy Au Lum

Posted On May 12th, 2015 -

March 28, 2015
Betsy Au Lum, 98, of Honolulu, president of World Wide Tours & Travel, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Patrick, Robert and Richard; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Chew Hoong Kuulei Au Sr.

Posted On May 12th, 2015 -

May 4, 2015
Richard Chew Hoong Kuulei Au Sr., 88, of Aiea, a retired warehouse foreman at Schofield Barracks Commissary and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Richard C.H. Jr.; stepsons Isaac, Haupu and Albert Hue Jr.; stepdaughters Charslene Kanoa, Rose P. Chang and Gwendolyn Mosca; brother Timmy; 21 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Jose Corpuz Malapit

Posted On May 12th, 2015 -

April 5, 2015
Jose Corpuz Malapit, 81, of Wahiawa, a retired grounds maintenance employee at Nahua Apartments, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Catalina M., sons George and Jonathan, daughters Raquel Julian and Caroline Agtang, brothers Aurelio Malapit and Leonida Alos, sister Estrella Almazan, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Filipino United Church of Christ-Waipahu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at the cemetery. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmrtuary. com.

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Edward Chung Wun Choi

Posted On May 12th, 2015 -

April 9, 2015
Edward Chung Wun Choi, 98, of Honolulu, a missile system analyst for the U.S. Department of the Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., died in Hale Malamalama. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Robert and Wallace, and half brother Kenneth Kim. Private services.

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Grace Kiyoko Morisada

Posted On May 12th, 2015 -

March 29, 2015
Grace Kiyoko Morisada, 84, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by daughters Emily Kuraoka, Jana Morisada and Meri-Mika Morisada Guillou; son Gavin; brother Howard Fujitani; sister Michiko Motooka; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Janet Rosco Aragon

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

April 12, 2015
Janet Rosco Aragon, also known as “Juanita” and “Nita,” 89, of Ewa Beach, formerly of Ewa, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Sandy S. Jr.; daughters Dolores J. Aragon, Sandra A. Toyama and Gerlynn L. Smith; brothers Martin and Manuel Balagan; sisters Sister Anita Marie Rosco and Priscilla Canne; 28 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Renee Leimomi Motonaga

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

April 27, 2015
Renee Leimomi Motonaga, 50, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by companion James France, sons Ryan Davis and Branden Motonaga, hanai son Dale Thurston, hanai daughter Daysha Thurston, mother Odelene Davis, sisters Violet and Donna Davis, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waikane Congregational Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Shigeno Baba

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

April 24, 2015
Shigeno Baba, 98, of Honolulu died at Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Reception: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Clubhouse, 520 Kamoku St. Street parking only. Casual attire.

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Harold Hideyuki Nakagawa

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

April 6, 2015
Harold Hideyuki Nakagawa, 61, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a former employee of Hamakua Sugar Co. and self-employed coffee farmer, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea, Hawaii. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by father Toshiyuki and brothers Alan and Kevin. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Doneil Price Bowers

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

Feb. 27, 2015
Doneil Price Bowers, 51, of Kaaawa, a cosmetologist, died in Kailua. She was born in American Fork, Utah. She is survived by husband Jonathan T.; daughter Mykin Broadbent; parents Neil and Donna Price; brothers Cory, Terry and Tracy Price; and a grandchild. Gathering: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at the family residence in Kaaawa, 51-062-A Kamehameha Highway. Casual attire. Lei are welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Harue Nakahara

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

April 12, 2015
Harue Nakahara, 99, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo. She was born in Paukaa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Glendean Kotomori and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Iris Chan

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

April 15, 2015
Iris Chan, 59, of Sunnyvale, Calif., died. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Daniel, daughters Clarissa and Alanna, brother Gregg Tarasawa, sister Marsha Hansen and mother Mildred. Private services in Hawaii. No flowers.

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Harue Nakashima

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

March 26, 2015
Harue “Thelma” Nakashima, 96, of Mililani died in Waipahu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Myles and Aaron; daughters Elsie Nonaka and Danette Omiya; sisters Patricia Leong, Yuki Yagi, Janice Finan and Tamae Shiraishi; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Joseph Delostrico

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

May 3, 2015
Joseph Delostrico, 77, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Lihue Sugar Plantation truck driver, died at Garden Isle Healthcare. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He is survived by son Roy Matsuyama, sisters Shirley Parraga and Landi Henriques, and eight grandchildren. Private services.

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Ted Hitoshi Ogata

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

March 31, 2015
Ted Hitoshi “Topsy” Ogata, 86, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist in Shop 31 and an Army veteran, died at Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Diana S.; daughter Renee N. Iijima; brothers Akira, Hideo and Masayoshi; and sisters Winifred F. Ogata and Harriet H. Yoshimori. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Michael McLaughlin Dowd

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

May 7, 2015
Michael McLaugh­lin Dowd, 71, of Hono­lulu, an Air Force veteran, died at Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Miami. He is survived by partner Janice F. Allen, son Shannon M., daughter Tiffany J. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Jon Ryoichi Ono

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

April 30, 2015
Jon Ryoichi Ono, 68, of Hilo, a retired attorney, died at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by wife Yvonne M.H., son Kelvin, daughter Yvette, sister Ann Sumida and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Celebration of life: 4:30 p.m. Cas­ual attire. No flowers.

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Janet Hiroko Fujii

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

April 8, 2015
Janet Hiroko Fujii, 92, of Hono­lulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lawrence; daughter Frances Chung; sisters Ayako Yama­moto, Margaret Mishima and Betty Ueno; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Brandon Kaleokalani Pinpherk

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

April 22, 2015
Brandon Kaleokalani Pinpherk, 30, of Kohala, Hawaii, died in Waipahu. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by mother Briday, father Sub, daughter Logyn C.H., sister Asia-lee P. and brother Cameron K. Visitation: 8-10 a.m. May 17 at Mahukona Beach Park Pavilion. Services: 10 a.m. Followed by scattering and lunch. Call Briday at 896-9048 or 889-5846.

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Audrey Higa

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

April 2, 2015
Audrey Higa, 73, of Aiea, a retired Navy Federal Credit Union manager, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harry, son Stephen, daughter Jennifer Higa-King, brothers Gary and Dennis Lee, sister Sandra Chun and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:  10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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John Lake Tinsman III

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

May 5, 2015
John Lake Tinsman III, also known as “Johnny Cab” and “Mettler,” 40, of Hilo, a chef, appliance technician and former member of the Hawaii Army National Guard, died at Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. He was born in Denver. He is survived by daughter Maria, mother Marilyn Yamamoto, hanai brother Bill Stockmaster Jr. and sisters Julie Tinsman and Jenny and Jamie Yama­moto. No services.

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Paulina Domingo Infanta

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

April 7, 2015
Paulina Domingo Infanta, 79, of Waianae died in Honolulu. She was born in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by sons Eduardo, Nestor, Angelito and Antonio; daughters Rosita Peneku and Lourdes Pelayo; brother Emong Tamayo; sister Iday Tacadino; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Rita Catholic Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Waianae. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Howard Katsuyuki Toda

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

April 27, 2015
Howard Katsuyuki Toda, 90, of Honolulu, a retired First Insurance Co. systems analyst, died at the Plaza at Moanalua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Anna I. and sisters Nancy Adachi, Jessie Cho and Betty Yamamoto. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Bryan Y. Ishikawa

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April 22, 2015
Bryan Y. Ishikawa, 50, of Wai­anae died in Waianae. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by daughters Natasha and Dan­ielle, parents Donald and Barbara, brother Wayne, sister Edith Kane­shiro and a grandchild. Private services.

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Ronald Mitsuki Tsuji

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March 26, 2015
Ronald Mitsuki “Ron” Tsuji, 71, of Honolulu, a retired City and County of Honolulu supervisor, died at Hale Pulama Mau. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bryan S., brother Kenneth M. and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Solomon Timothy Kaopuiki

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

Feb. 13, 2015
Solomon Timothy Kaopuiki, 94, of Lanai City, a retired Dole Plantation supervisor and an Army staff sergeant, died in Seattle. He was born in Keomoku, Lanai. Service and trail cleanup: 1 p.m. May 23 at Kanepuu Forest Preserve, Lanai. Call 264-3632 for more information. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Ka Lanakila o ka Ma­lama­lama o Hawai‘i Ho‘omana o Ioredane Hou, ‘Ike ‘Aina-Kane­pu‘u Restoration group or Lana‘i Culture & Heritage Center.

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Virgilio Ulep

Posted On May 11th, 2015 -

April 11, 2015
Virgilio “Vio” Ulep, 58, of Hono­lulu, a landscaper, died in Aiea. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Jeffrey and Gerald; daughter Vanessa; brothers Ernesto, Pedro, Celestino and Restituto; and sisters Magdalena Ulep-Bruno, Helen Layagan, Narita Fangon-Carlos, Ederlina Manzano-Amador and Marina Ulep. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Kalihi. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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