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Belhinia Ortiz Navarro

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Oct. 11, 2014
Belhinia Ortiz “Bel” Navarro, 76, of Kailua-Kona, a retired laundry attendant for Tyke’s Laundromat, a caregiver and former head cook for Ohana Keiki Day Care, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Michael, Virgil, Joseph, Patrick and Christobal Jr.; daughters Cynthia Pua, Rosemarie Shields and Stephanie Mahu; brother Erenio Ortiz; sister Genevieve Kuakahela; 24 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Honaunau. Mass: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Mary A. Estencion

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Oct. 25, 2014
Mary A. Estencion, 82, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alfred I. and Darren M.; daughter Yolanda Y. Estencion-Bautista; brothers Jimmy, Alex, George and Ronald Alcosiba; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Samuel Nihipali

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Oct. 17, 2014
Samuel Nihipali, 69, of Waianae died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rosalie L.; son Joseph; daughters Sammilyn Nihipali and Jaclyn Peahi; parents Gladys and Hans Mocksing; brother Zachary Kanda; sisters Geraldine Hauki, Wanda Kabutan, Roxanne Abe and Hazel Ellis; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at Moanalua Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Melvin Moishe Ezer

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Oct. 28, 2014
Melvin Moishe Ezer, 88, of Honolulu, a retired professor emeritus and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Thelma; sons Scott, Jonathan and Andrew; brother Steven; sister Lillian Greene; and seven grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Melvin and Thelma Ezer Scholarship Fund, in care of UH Foundation. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ye-Suk Noh

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Oct. 28, 2014
Ye-Suk Noh, 79, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Joy, sons Jason and Sam, daughters Alexis Noh and Traci Risberg, brothers Ki-Suk and Myo-Kil, and sisters Susan Iwasaki, Yang-Ja Gilliam and JaJa Saito. Services: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ernestine Evelyn Felton

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May 29, 2014

Glen Norman Felton
March 17, 2014
Ernestine Evelyn “Ernie” Felton, 94, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, a homemaker and co-owner of Kawaihae Concrete, died in Hilo; and her husband, Glen Norman Felton, 88, of Kawaihae, co-owner of Kawaihae Concrete and an Air Force veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. She was born in Olympia, Wash. He was born in Moscow, Idaho. They are survived by sons Odean Osborne and Larry Felton, daughter Kathy Woodburn, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services: noon Nov. 10 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, Kailua-Kona.

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Caroline Caluya Ravelo Pascua

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Oct. 5, 2014
Caroline Caluya Ravelo Pascua, 81, of Waipahu, a retired H.K. Horita Realtor and owner of Carol & Us Gift Shop in Pearl City, died in Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Al R.; daughters Gaile Coduti, Charlene Hazelwood, and Queenie and Geraldine Ann “Geri” Pascua; brother Adam Ravelo; sisters Josephine Sagucio and Rose Baqui; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Celebration of life: 5:30 p.m. at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel.

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Clyde Alexander Palikaluhi French

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Oct. 28, 2014
Clyde Alexander Palikaluhi French, 92, of Omao, Kauai, a First Hawaiian Bank vice president, Brennecke’s Restaurant treasurer and an Army Air Forces veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bob, daughters Iwalani Dyck and Leilani McDiarmid, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Lihue. Donations suggested to Wilcox Memorial Hospital or Kauai Hospice.

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Willard James Rapoza Jr.

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Oct. 20, 2014
Willard James Rapoza Jr., 48, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a heavy equipment operator, welder and general laborer and head football coach for the Pop Warner Cowboys in Waimea, will be remembered in a celebration of life 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at Puuanahulu RecreationalCenter, 71-1449 Mamalahoa Highway. He died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Michalene Carbone; sonWacey; parents Kathleen K. and Willard Sr.; sister Maileann; hanai brothers Kimo Duarte, Geno Glaser, Iwa Kalua, Pat Close, Leonard Angay, David Hao, and Analu, Bruce and Robert Richards; hanai sisters Rebecca Kay-Akana, Mary Ann Tremaine, and Lynn and Lana Angay; grandmother Virginia; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Nov. 8. Casual attire.

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Raymond Hajime Fujikami

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Sept. 17, 2014
Dr. Raymond Hajime Fujikami, 82, of Honolulu, a retired surgeon, adjunct professor of surgery at the John A. Burns School of Medicine and an Army captain, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diane Y. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Central Union Church. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers.

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Patricia Smith Rice

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Oct. 29, 2014
Patricia Smith Rice, 102, of Kipu, Kauai, president of William Hyde Rice Ltd. and a rancher, died at home. She was born in Brush, Colo. She is survived by son Robin. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Nov. 12 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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Dionicia Atuelan Galdanio

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Oct. 20, 2014
Dionicia Atuelan “Tacing” Galdanio, 76, of Pearl City, an Outrigger Hotels retiree, died in Pearl City. She was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Melchor; sons Rogelio “Roger” and Jeremias; daughter Noralyn; brothers Patricio, Pedro and Aniano Atuelan; sister Apolonia Atuelan; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Jessie L. Spaulding

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Oct. 27, 2014
Jessie L. Spaulding, 29, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Homer, Alaska. She is survived by parents Michael and Leah, brother Andrew, sisters Aurora and Amber, and grandmother Alene Dunwoody. Private services. Donations suggested to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Arlin Kahaawi Hedge

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Oct. 21, 2014
Arlin Kahaawi Hedge, 67, of Kailua-Kona, a business owner and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Frances. Services at a later date.

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Edward Sun Ho Sur

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Aug. 28, 2014
Edward Sun Ho Sur, 89, of Wahiawa, a retired airline employee and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Barbara; sons Darrell and Derek; daughters Debra Sur, Derelyn Sur-Crail and Brenda Hidalgo; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Paul Tung Putt Ho Jr.

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Oct. 23, 2014
Paul Tung Putt Ho Jr., 85, of Honolulu, a retired city Board of Water Supply inspector, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eileen M.; sons Wayne and Steven; daughters Karen Schumate, Adelaide Namakura and Charlene Kato; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Judith Hisae Tanaka

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Oct. 20, 2014
Judith Hisae Tanaka, 90, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher in Michigan, California and Hawaii, died in Hi’olani Care Center at Kahala Nui. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Akira, daughter Sandra K., brothers Raymond and Steve Doue, sisters Barbara Nakagawa and Kimie Morimoto, and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Willand Shunji Ikezawa

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Oct. 26, 2014
Willand Shunji Ikezawa, 66, of San Francisco, an X-ray technician and an Air Force veteran, died in San Francisco. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marilyn J., son Aaron, mother Wilma and sisters Andre Fallas, Wendy Kohashi and Annelle Ishida. Services in Millbrae, Calif. No flowers.

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Susumu Umetsu

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Oct. 15, 2014
Susumu “Sus” Umetsu, 81, of Hilo, a retired painting contractor and owner of Akahi Painting Corp. and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yuriko, daughter Denise Takeya, sister Sumiko Eguchi and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Paul Arthur Ingledew

Posted On October 31st, 2014 -

Oct. 19, 2014
Paul Arthur Ingledew, 88, of Hilo, an Army Air Force veteran who served in World War II and a retired San Diego City Fire Department captain, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Phoenix. He is survived by son Russell, daughter Paula Holbrook and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Rosalina Susa Jara

Posted On October 31st, 2014 -

Oct. 18, 2014
Rosalina Susa Jara, 58, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Rolly, daughters Estrella Baldovi and Maylene Jara, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date in the Philippines. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Dorothy M. Katahara

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Sept. 12, 2014
Dorothy M. Katahara, 99, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Transportation secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Arthur and Nils, sister Evelyn Takai, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Hananiah Hawaiiloa Kawaakoa

Posted On October 31st, 2014 -

Oct. 21, 2014
Hananiah Hawaiiloa Kawaakoa, also known as “boobie” and “Naih,” 19, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a fisherman, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Precious, daughter Alohinani, mother Carolene “Carol,” sister Jaylene, hanai brother Kainalu and grandparents Peter and Frances Rodrigues. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha or casual attire.

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Meleane Taulapapa Polisi Lalotoa

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Oct. 17, 2014
Meleane Taulapapa Polisi Lalotoa, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Quality Inn housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Malaeloa, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Tanielu, Polisi Jr. and John Lalotoa, and Kapesi Savea; daughters Filimaua Lalotoa, Alice Holder and Mary Cousin; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lanakila Ward. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Havana Leinani Johnson McLafferty

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Oct. 10, 2014
Havana Leinani Johnson McLafferty, 90, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Norman V.; sons Pat, Tim and Danny; daughters Norvana “Cissy” Miranda, Cindy Cobb-Adams, Maureen “Pua” McLafferty and Kathy Ice; brothers John C. “JC” Johnson; sister Gwendolyn “Gwenie” Johnson-Young; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Howard Takao Okada

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Oct. 26, 2014
Howard Takao Okada, 62, of Honolulu, a retired Mitsubishi elevator mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Starlyn Rising and Dawn Okada, brother Calvin and sister Amy. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Harue Oshiro

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Aug. 31, 2014
Harue Oshiro, 85, of Honolulu, a former dental assistant and retired KC Drive Inn waitress, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Joyce H. Nishimura and Shelley L. Kuramoto, and three grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Oct. 20.

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Gloria Tagalicod Parker

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Oct. 19, 2014
Gloria Tagalicod Parker, 68, of Waianae, a retired legal assistant at the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, died in Kapolei. She was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband John P.; sons David Jr. and Scott Strong, and Christopher and Jason Kornegay; brother Regino Tagalicod; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ann Tomeno Phillips

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Oct. 14, 2014
Ann Tomeno Phillips, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Princess Kaiulani Hotel waitress, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Owen L. Jr. and sisters Iris Sumida, Elaine Kaneshiro, Doris Kashiwai and Norma Bennett. Private services.

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Onofre Quisay Quiton Sr.

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Oct. 10, 2014
Onofre Quisay “Papa Ono” Quiton Sr., 73, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton Waikiki dishwasher, died in Honolulu. He was born in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Oliver B. and Onofre Q. Jr., daughter Cheryl Q. Agustin, brothers Rolando John “Rueben” and Rodrigo Ray, sisters Virginia Ramos and Vangie Quiton-Ditchen, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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