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Stanley Mitsugi Tsue

Posted On August 6th, 2015 -

June 25, 2015
Stanley Mitsugi Tsue, 77, of Kailua, a retired University of Hawaii electrician, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Arlene, son Gavin, daughter Dana Hane, brother Kikuo and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Eric Kumio Gokan

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July 18, 2015
Eric Kumio Gokan, 53, of Waipahu, a painter, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Noel Y. and Arline H., and sister Nicolette G. Leatherman. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Pauline M. Williams

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July 25, 2015
Pauline M. Williams, 87, of Honolulu, a retired bus driver at Island Paradise School, died in Honolulu. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Francis, Bobby, Hanalei and Paul; daughter Laura Brown; sisters Eleanor Ferriro, Lillian Ortiz and Yolanda Carvalho; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m Monday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church on Kaheka Street, Honolulu. Reception to follow.

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Connie Garcia Gomez

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July 4, 2015
Connie Garcia Gomez, 85, of Honolulu, a retired waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in South Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Kalihi. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Betty Hiroko Yonezaki

Posted On August 6th, 2015 -

July 11, 2015
Betty Hiroko Yonezaki, 89, of Hono­lulu, a food supplier order desk clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by many nephews and nieces. Private services.

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Dennis Y. Taniguchi

Posted On August 5th, 2015 -

May 19, 2015
Dennis Y. Taniguchi, 69, of Waipahu, a Hawaiian Telcom retiree and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Betty, sons Chad Y. and Clint, brother Michael, sister Lynn Kihara and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yan Ki Young

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July 22, 2015
Yan Ki “Peter” Young, 99, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard controller, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Philip, daughters Annette Chang and Janice Young-Nonchev, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Chiyoko Yoza

Posted On August 5th, 2015 -

July 2, 2015
Chiyoko Yoza, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Delite Inc. accountant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gerald, Ronald and Randal; daughter Sharon Kahikina; brother Jacob Wauke; sisters Hiroko Shimabukuro, Edith Mihalco and Doris and Marian Wauke; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Masao Zakahi

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June 17, 2015
Masao Zakahi, also known as “Masa” and “Uncle Masa,” 91, of Aiea, an Ikon retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betsy A., son Nathan M., daughter Rene Y. Belvins, brother George J., sisters Betty Fujita and Carol Omoto, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Fidela Gajes Dadulla

Posted On August 5th, 2015 -

June 5, 2015
Fidela Gajes Dadulla, 87, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Jimmy, Vivencio, Amador and Samuel; daughters Editha Ragudo, Rebecca Palero and Cynthia Ilan; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Richard Stanley Dawe

Posted On August 5th, 2015 -

July 26, 2015
Richard Stanley Dawe, 88, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Maui, a retired laser ranging operator for the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy at Haleakala and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in Bourne­mouth, England. He is survived by wife Doreen, daughter Joan Ramos, half sister Cristina Barros, three step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Virginia Greco

Posted On August 5th, 2015 -

Aug. 1, 2015
Virginia Greco, 94, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Kai Retirement Community. She was born in Joplin, Mo. She is survived by son Mike, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. Saturday on the beach in front of the Outrigger Waikiki.

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Janet Kamoehau Keanu

Posted On August 5th, 2015 -

July 25, 2015
Janet Kamoehau Keanu, 82, of West Jordan, Utah, formerly of Naalehu, Hawaii, a custodian for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kau Ward, in Naalehu, died in Copper Ridge Care Center. She was born in Waiohinu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George Jr., Mark and Shane Loando; daughters Georgiana Young, Leona Help, Cheryl Aiono and Billie Jay Blanco; stepsons William Sr., Wayne and Alfred; stepdaughters Luana Fox and Charmaine and Maile Keanu; brothers Kenneth Sr. and Stewart Kauwe; sister Beatrice Anderson; 45 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kau Ward. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Ellen Tomino Kido

Posted On August 5th, 2015 -

Jan. 2, 2015
Ellen Tomino Kido, 85, of Honolulu, a retired special-education teacher, died in Wayland, Mass. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Sherrie Simpson and Phyllis Kido-Sadagursky; brothers Frank, Ken, Mark, Dick and Eddie Watase; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, east chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Benjamin Leialoha Macomber Jr.

Posted On August 5th, 2015 -

July 3, 2015
Benjamin Leialoha Macomber Jr., 84, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a retired heavy equipment operator from the former Kau Sugar Co. and an Army veteran, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Kahaluu, Hawaii. He is survived by stepdaughters Donna Hing and Mercedes Basiliko, and sisters Eunice Hashimoto and Mabel Kaipo. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Kauahaao Congre­gational Church, Waiohinu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Kristofer Taiga Hachiro Nedorolik

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July 24, 2015
Kristofer Taiga Hachiro Nedorolik, 17, of Waimanalo, a Kailua High School student, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Steven, mother Crystal Hatch, brother Welkin Williams and grandparents Clifford and Harriette Hatch, and Thomas and Urom Nedorolik. Services: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Casual attire.

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Benedict Raquel

Posted On August 5th, 2015 -

July 19, 2015
Benedict “Benny Boy” Raquel, 55, of Hilo, a factory worker at Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. in Keaau, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Laurie Ann; son Juanito; daughters Lainessa Rosenberg, Malorie R. Chesebro, Bennilynn Hiraoka and Chrystal Raquel; parents Juanita and Leonard Chesebro; brothers Warlito “Ben,” Rudy and Rogelio “Peo” Raquel, and Andres “Jr.” Oania; sisters Clarie “Charing” Gabriel, Karen Reyes, Valarie Peters, Milagring “Milla” Raquel and Clarita “Lita” Acdal; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary Crematory. Casual attire.

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Henry Takao Sato

Posted On August 5th, 2015 -

June 22, 2015
Henry Takao “Sugar” Sato, 85, of Honolulu, a retired city, state and federal electrical engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shinayo “Betty,” a son, daughter Erin Masuda, brother Yoshio and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kalihi Union Church. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Edward Kaoru Suzuki

Posted On August 5th, 2015 -

July 3, 2015
Edward Kaoru Suzuki, 88, of Honolulu, a retired chief clerk for the Hawaii Supreme Court and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. He was born in Keahua, Maui. He is survived by daughter Sharon Suzuki-Martinez, brother Ray, sister Doris Uchida and two grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sumi Taira

Posted On August 5th, 2015 -

Feb. 16, 2015
Sumi Taira, 85, of Honolulu died in Virginia. She was born in Japan. She is survived by daughter Amy Danielson, caregiver Jeff Danielson and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ruby Kazuko Takebayashi

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July 15, 2015
Ruby Kazuko Takebayashi, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired Mid-Pacific Institute counselor, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Fred S.; sons Dean H., Vern T., Donn cq T., Jon K.M. and Chad M.; daughters Lori S. Ikeda and Lee M.T. Stevens; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Mid-Pacific Institute, Bakken Auditorium. Services: 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers or monetary offerings, donations suggested to Mid-Pacific Institute, Ruby Takebayashi Endowment Fund, 2445 Kaala St., Honolulu, HI 96822. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Susana Tuifao Lifa

Posted On August 4th, 2015 -

July 2, 2015
Susana Tuifao Lifa, 76, of Waipahu died in Kapolei. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Ioane Mauga and Siasau Lifa; daughters Taumanupepe T. Iosua, Ana Lealiiee, Faataputala Iona, Siafa Rocha and Tutasi Lifa; brother Lopati Tuifao; sisters Fu’a Matavele, Noela Pua and Pito Augafa; 39 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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George Katsuake Matsuda

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July 4, 2015
George Katsuake Matsuda, 89, of Honolulu, a retired manager for the Laniakea YWCA and George’s Produce and Produce Packers, died in Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Gail Tom, brothers Motoo and Robert, and sister Ellen Lau. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kirsten Lokelani Abe

Posted On August 4th, 2015 -

July 3, 2015
Kirsten Lokelani Abe, 20, of Wahiawa, a business assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Steven R. and Helen M., brothers Ira M. Jury Jr. and Nathan Kaho’onei, and sister Devani-Lynn K. Jury. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Sunday at Alii Beach Park, Haleiwa.

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Samuel Elia Meyer

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July 28, 2015
Samuel Elia Meyer, also known as “Sam” and “Uncle Bubba,” 73, of Princeville, Kauai, formerly of Hanalei and Wanini, Kauai, and Kailua, a salesman for Volkswagon Kauai and Kuhio Motors, and a retired Princeville Makai Golf Course starter, died in Wilcox Memorial hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cora Sue; son Steve Burrell; daughters Sherilyn K. Hoomanawanui, Kamaile Labor and Kelley Doi; sister Sarona De Costa; and six grandchildren. Private services on Kauai. Additional visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School. Services: 4 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date in Wanini.

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Paterno Sonajo Albano

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July 18, 2015
Paterno Sonajo Albano, 74, of Honolulu, a landscaper with Landscape Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marina B.; daughter Precy Libed; brothers Reynaldo and Corazon; sisters Salvacion Agmata, Remedios Gumayagay, Ernesta Agudong, Gloria Prieto and Lusvimin Daranciang; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Mass: 1 0:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Taumaloto Lemafa Lasi Tufeluani

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July 17, 2015
Taumaloto Lemafa Lasi Tufeluani, 66, of Waianae died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Matu’u, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Afa Neueli, and Tasi S. and Roy Tufeluani; daughters Uputaua Williams, Loseli “Sally” Peau, Barbara T. Uiagalelei and Faagao “Baby” Tufeluani; brothers Lalauega T.M. Setu and Siliaga Lemafa; sister Sileiloa Lemafa-Faagau; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Waianae Congregational Samoan Church. Services: 9 a.m. Entombment: noon at Sunset Memorial Park, Garden Crypt. Casual attire. Condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Mabel Pua’ala Makekau Andrade

Posted On August 4th, 2015 -

July 5, 2015
Mabel Pua’ala Makekau Andrade, 66, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Ronsten and Ronden Andrade, and Stanley R. Rosario; daughters Rachael, Ronalyn and Ronelle Andrade, Ronnie May Andrade-Ramos and Sarah Mei R. Rosario-Black; brothers Luther, Alex and David Makekau, Patrick Lopes, and Jesse, Alfredo and Joseph Moniz; sisters Josephine Napiha’a, Irene Riddick, Roxanne Dean and Alberta Parks; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Burial at sea to follow. Celebration of life at a later date.

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Margaret Jean Arcaina

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July 27, 2015
Margaret Jean Arcaina, 63, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a special-education teacher at Pahoa High School, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Allegan, Mich. She is survived by son Devin Tripp; daughters Andrea Tripp and Genia LaNore; brothers John, Chuck and Tom Wearne; sister Linda Burgel; and a grandchild. No services. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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William Hoyming Choy

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July 12, 2014
William Hoyming “Bill” Choy, 88, of Vacaville, Calif., a retired World Airways instrument mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in Vacaville. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret, son Bill, daughters Lani and Jennie, and six grandchildren. Services: 8:30 a.m.Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association or Wounded Warrior Project.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran