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Richard Tokio Masuda

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Nov. 6, 2012
Richard Tokio Masuda, 76, of Honolulu, a city traffic engineer for the Department of Transportation, died in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Lillian Y., son Landan S., daughters Carrie A. and Camlyn K., and brothers Melvin and Roy. Visitation:10 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu MemorialPark and Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire.No flowers.

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Richard William Simao

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Oct. 26, 2012
Richard William “Dick” Simao, 73, of Kapolei, owner of D&MHydraulic, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pauline S.; sons Michael and Mark Simao; daughters Laurie Ramelb, Lisa Ebanez and Leslie Simao; mother Dorothy Zetrouer; brothers Milton and Bobby; sisters Carol Morency and Vernie Abasial; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com

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Dennis Wayne Meyer Sr.

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Nov. 15, 2012
Dennis Wayne Meyer Sr., 67, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a retired Maui County mechanic supervisor and an Army sergeant who served in the Vietnam War, died in Kaunakakai.He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by wife Lorraine U.; son Dennis W. Jr.; hanai daughter Dayna-Ann Leimomi Dudoit; brothers Henry, Theodore and Timothy; sisters Lynn Yamaguchi, Odetta Kaliikipi, Karen Anderson, Wendy Kekahuna and Karleen Meyer; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life:9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary Chapel.

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Cory Jun Someda

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Nov. 4, 2012
Cory Jun Someda, 54, of Honolulu, a Finance Factors vice president and business development manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by parents Jerry and Shizue, stepdaughter Leigh N. Chang and sisters Diane Paresa and Dawn Balocan. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa,Kauai. Celebration of life:10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Grace Yoshiko Sumida Nagai

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Nov. 1, 2012
Grace Yoshiko Sumida Nagai, 83, of Henderson, Nev., and Honolulu died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Karen N. Umeda and Pat K. Mukai, brother George Sumida and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Ayako Uchida

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Nov. 12, 2012
Ayako Uchida, 91, of Kahului, a Maui Land & Pineapple trimmer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Niigata, Japan. She is survived by sons Michael and Calvin, sisters Barbara Tadakuma and Elaine Char, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services:10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maui MemorialPark.

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Irene Judith Birchland

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Nov. 4, 2012
Irene Judith Birchland, 71, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard Irwin and Edward, Keith Sr. and Neil Birchland; daughters RobertaIrwin, Renee Hon and Jeri Birchland; mother Edith Irene Santiago; brothers Julio Ruiz Jr., Thomas and William Moran and Anthony Santiago; sisters Carol Gusman and Sharon Bass; adopted brother John Futch; 35 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation:4:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services:6 p.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire.

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Steere Y. Noda

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Oct. 26, 2012
Steere Y. Noda, 97, of Honolulu, a retired proofreader at The Honolulu Advertiser, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Katsy U. and daughter Lilliann A. Yoshii. Private services.

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Fumi Itasaka Weideman

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Nov. 14, 2012
Fumi Itasaka Weideman, 86, of Honolulu, a jewelry saleswoman, died at home. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Marc K. and Dean L., brother Shiro Itasaka, sister Masako Takeuchi and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Asuncion Quijano Dinong

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Oct. 28, 2012
Asuncion Quijano Dinong, 84, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Tarloc, Philippines. She is survived by husband Francisco B.; sons Romeo Q., Wilfredo Q., Rene Q., Cesar Q. and Juanito Q.; daughters Luzviminda D. Balaoing, Marcelina D. Obaldo, Felicita D. Yadao and Mina D. Castillo; brothers Ramon and Jose Quezon and HenryQuijano; sister ElizabethQuijano; 23 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Mass:11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Teresa Obaldo Obra

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Nov. 1, 2012
Teresa Obaldo Obra, 86, of Aiea died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines. She is survived by son Rosendo “Ross”Jr., daughters Fe U. Reed and Lillian O. Williamson, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Mass:10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Francis Hideo Yasutake

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Oct. 28, 2012
Francis Hideo Yasutake, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Edward Enterprises sales representative and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace T.; daughters Sharon C. Amoy and Faye H. Sagun; brothers Harry T. and Jack T.; sisters Katherine K. Hagi, Betty F. Takaezu, Alice S. Yasutake and Gladys S. Tanimura; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:2 p.m. Committal services and inurnment:11:30 a.m. Nov. 27 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Fusako Higa

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Oct. 22, 2012
Fusako Higa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired state account clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Clifford; son Rodney; daughters Patricia Tochiki, Eileen Higa, Marjorie Garrison and Gerry Akana; sister Fumiko Kuniyoshi; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Masayuki Oda

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Nov. 15, 2012
Masayuki Oda, 62, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a sculptor, died. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Kimiko Gomyo, brother Masando and sisters Hiromi Grobel and Mayumi Oda. Private services.

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BettyFumiko Yoshinaga

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Oct. 25, 2012
Betty Fumiko Yoshinaga, 77, of Honolulu, a retired licensed practical nurse for Dr. Gerald Hiatt, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Bert and George, and sisters May Sato, Nancy Thom, LilyHamada and Judy Yoshinaga. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Scott Seichi Ishiara

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Nov. 4, 2012
Scott Seichi “Scotty”Ishiara, 39, of Pearl City, a sales associate for various auto parts stores, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nicole A., father Donald I. and mother Elaine S. Visitation:9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Peter Takeshi Oshima

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Nov. 4, 2012
Peter Takeshi Oshima, 93, of Hilo, a retired nurseryman at Eunice Nursery and the former Flowers Inc., died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Yuki, daughter Jeri Oshima-Fiset and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Fumiko Segawa Kawamura

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Sept. 22, 2012
Fumiko Segawa Kawamura, 99, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Joseph G., daughter Winifred A. Kanemori, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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William K. Palama Jr.

Posted On November 19th, 2012 -

Oct. 26, 2012
WilliamK. “Sonny” Palama Jr., 75, of Waianae, a retired city Division of Road Maintenance employee, died in Waianae.He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yvonne; sons William, Duley and Dutchie; daughter Emily Anoc; brothers James “Kanak”and Eddie; sisters Helen Afong, Emily “Ba” Waiolama, Betty Ann Jones and Trudy Ann Lobo; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services and celebration of life: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave., Waianae. Casual attire.

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Harriett Tamanaha

Posted On November 18th, 2012 -

Nov. 14, 2012
Harriett Tamanaha, 68, of Hilo, a retired Circuit Court supervisor clerk for the state Support and Operations Branch, Courtroom Service Section, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Tsutomu; sons Justin and Sy Nakashima, and Kevin, Darryn and Dayne Tamanaha; daughter Adele Shiigi; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 5:30 p.m.

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Florence Candida Chaves

Posted On November 18th, 2012 -

Nov. 12, 2012
Florence Candida Chaves, 82, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Steve and Allen, daughter Valerie MacBride, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Shepard Jay Killen

Posted On November 18th, 2012 -

Oct. 17, 2012
Shepard Jay “Shep” Killen, 49, of Kailua, a former University of Hawaii football player and an entrepreneur of J’s Distributors, died in Kailua. He was born in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by son Justin Hudcovic; daughters Amber Killen and Taylor Hudcovic; parents Robert and Marie; brothers Robert Murphy, Elias, Rodger and Anthony Cole, and John Killen; and sister Joyce Mitchelle. Services: 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at Mokuleia Polo Fields, 68-411 Farrington Highway, Waialua; gate will open 1 p.m. Scattering of ashes to follow services. Celebration of life (potluck and tailgate): 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Shepard Jay Killen Memorial Fund at Bank of Hawaii.

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Blaize Noah Tiqui

Posted On November 18th, 2012 -

Nov. 3, 2012
Blaize Noah Tiqui, 4, of Honolulu died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by father Darryl N.; mother Angela G. Perez; and grandparents Richard Sr. and Virginia Tiqui, and Jose and Loretta Perez. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Pink attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Richard Douglas Cope

Posted On November 18th, 2012 -

Nov. 9, 2012
Richard Douglas Cope, 63, of Ewa Beach, a retired Hawaii National Guard master sergeant, Army combat medic who served in Vietnam and Bronze Star recipient, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Nathaniel D. and Richard; brother Billy H.; sisters Carmella L. Greenhalgh-Cope, Carlotta L. Danielson, Sheree M. Lotz, Laura M. Christopherson and Lorna L. Cope; and three grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date in California.

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Amy Sachiko Kurihara

Posted On November 18th, 2012 -

Sept. 15, 2012
Amy Sachiko Kurihara, 86, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Eric H. and David T., brothers James and Harold Hirata, sisters Mary Powell and Alice Yamashita, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Pearl Aiko Uchima

Posted On November 18th, 2012 -

Oct. 17, 2012
Pearl Aiko Uchima, 86, of Kaneohe, died in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Francis, brother Roger Ishikawa and sister Hazel Sonoda. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Gerald Arthur Corda

Posted On November 18th, 2012 -

Nov. 4, 2012
Gerald Arthur Corda, 78, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher and a Navy veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Wausau, Wis. He is survived by brother Al and sisters Marie Curtis and Marion Altenhofen. Private services.

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Toshiaki Maeda

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Oct. 24, 2012
Toshiaki “Toshi” Maeda, 89, of Ewa Beach, a retired carpenter with the Edgewater Hotel maintenance department and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Edna; daughters Carolyn Takahashi, Susan Burris, Patricia Dew, Barbara Yee and Janice Koki; brother Hisao; sisters Betty Shikibu and Maureen Taketa; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Lenafe Carlos Pasion Vila

Posted On November 18th, 2012 -

Oct. 26, 2012
Lenafe Carlos Pasion “Len” Vila, 34, of Waipahu, a medical assistant at Queen’s Bone & Joint Clinic, died in Aiea. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Antonio; son Angelo; daughter Angelene J.; parents Febe and Leticia Pasion; brothers Ferdinand, Ronald, Febe Jr., Francis, Benedict, Alvin, Christopher and Mark L. Pasion; and sisters BernadethPasion-Pilar, Raquel Pasion-Padilla and Joy Pasion-Cabacungan. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services at noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Simeon Corpuz

Posted On November 18th, 2012 -

Oct. 12, 2012
Simeon Corpuz, 89, of Waipahu, an Army retiree, died in Kapolei. He was born in Laoag, Philippines. He is survived by sons Brian and Calvin, daughter Kathy, sisters Juanita Sambrano and Esperanza Cacabelos, and numerous grandchildren. Private services.

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