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W. Floyd Letson

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 11, 2013
W. Floyd Letson, 84, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Properties Realtor, died at home. He was born in Waterloo, Ontario. He is survived by wife Edna M., son Greg C. and sister Ila Miller. Private services.

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Violet Toyoko Tomihama

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 14, 2013
Violet Toyoko Tomihama, 88, of Kapolei, a seamstress, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Gerald S. and Roy S. Jr.; daughters Ronni M. Sakamoto, JoAnn H. Counce, Lois S. Claggett and Linda T. Koeppen; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Lawrence Wat Dat Chock

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

May 27, 2013
Lawrence Wat Dat Chock, 87, of Ewa Beach died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by son Hansford T.T.C., sister Beatrice Tom and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Moanalua Mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Kennard Kuniyoshi Morimoto

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

May 28, 2013
Kennard Kuniyoshi Morimoto, 97, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor and carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Miriam K., son Kenneth K. and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Leroy Rodrigues Torres

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 10, 2013
Leroy Rodrigues Torres, 68, of Kapolei, a laborer, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Dannielle Vierra; brothers Vincent, Christopher and Robert; sisters Rose Kam, Betty Ann Torres and Susan Cunningham; and three grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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George Yoshio Dantsuka

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

May 30, 2013
George Yoshio Dantsuka, 85, of Honolulu, a stevedore wharf clerk for McCabe Hamilton & Renny, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred; son George Jr.; daughters Tracy and Joy Dantsuka, and Mari-Jo Hu; brothers William and Harry; sister Lillian Wong; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences; hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Doris Iwalani Nosaka

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 13, 2013
Doris Iwalani Nosaka, 90, of Hilo, a Hawaiian quilt maker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Napomaikai F. and Sybil, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Justina Paguirigan Ulep

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

May 25, 2013
Justina Paguirigan Ulep, 86, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Helen Layugan and Neetzel Farinas, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. June 29 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Rodney James Dias

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 6, 2013
Rodney James “Rod” Dias, 57, of Kaneohe, a retired engineer for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and the federal government, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pearl, son Craig, mother Beatrice and sisters Carolyn Leyson and Beverly Dias. Private services.

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Michael H. Okamura

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 14, 2013
Michael H. Okamura, 57, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers William and Robert, and sisters Kathleen Okamura and Donna Dedrick. Private services.

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Violet Shigeko Ung

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 2, 2013
Violet Shigeko Ung, 91, of Mililani, a retired waitress, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Melvin and Larry, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Iseko Egami

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

May 29, 2013
Iseko “Margaret” Egami, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Tanoue’s cook, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Kathleen Egami and Deborah Nakashima, brothers Wallace and Harry Yamamoto, sisters Maxine Tomoyasu and Mabel Fujinaka, and four grandchildren. Visitation: noon June 29 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Innocente A. Ramos

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 18, 2013
Innocente A. Ramos, 87, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard rigger, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Noreen Ann, daughter Kathy R. Matsui, brothers John A. and Alec A., sisters Conchita Neal and Sally Dizon, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Rissho Kasei-Kai Buddhist Church, 2280 Auhuhu St. Inurnment at a later date.

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Jurgen Vahrenkamp

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 15, 2013
Jurgen Vahrenkamp, 84, of Lahaina, a retired Prudential Insurance Co. agent, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Osnabruck, Germany. He is survived by wife Tessie, daughters Dinah Larsen and Sonja Lamb, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Robert Louis Giuliani

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 8, 2013
Robert Louis Giuliani, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force major, died in Islands Hospice. He was born in Mont City, Pa. He is survived by son Mark; daughter Karen Cross; sisters Janet Bahurka, Rita Hellier and Nita Mcwaters; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Nicolas Baniaga Ramos

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

May 12, 2013
Nicolas Baniaga “Colas” Ramos, 88, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. employee, died in Waialua. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Justina S.; sons Felix, Primo and Eddie; daughters Aleja Asuncion, Crescencia Galamgam, Esperanza Crisostomo, Nena Cadavona and Norma Bonilla; sister Paciencia C. Sumaoang; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Waialua. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Maurice Viernes

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 17, 2013
Maurice Viernes, 77, of Kapolei, a heavy equipment operator and a Marine Corps veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Joey and Alfred, daughter Eunice Kekoa, brothers Albert Viernes and Harry Honda, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 25 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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John Russell Harper

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 11, 2013
John Russell Harper, 65, of Honolulu, an Airport Industrial Park custodian, died in Honolulu. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. He is survived by sisters Christy Sorge and Kathleen Rusk. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Yun Sok Sin

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

May 25, 2013
Yun Sok Sin, 91, of Honolulu, a maintenance supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Oh Soon, son Marvin Shin, daughters Monica Chang and Kathleen Shin, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Charlene Puanani Helekahi

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 12, 2013
Charene Puanani “Char” Helekahi, 49, of Waipahu, a housekeeper, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai son Edward M. IV, father Edward M. Jr., sister Sandra M. and caregiver Patty Ann Dela Cruz. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Doris Yoki Takashima

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 17, 2013
Doris Yoki Takashima, 94, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Big Save salesclerk, died at home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Wayne and Mervin, daughters Lynn Kurata and Merle Takashima, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. June 30 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Kapaa. Services: 2 p.m.

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John Hughes

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 15, 2013
John “Brother Patrick” Hughes, 93, of Honolulu, a Catholic brother, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. Burial: 10 a.m. today at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Maxine Teixeira

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 18, 2013
Maxine Teixeira, 88, of Lihue, a retired Budget Rent A Car agent, died at home. She was born in Minnesota. She is survived by son Richard, daughters Sharon Teixeira and Cindy Ortega, sister Judy Perkinson, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. June 29 at Lihue Lutheran Church.

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Lillian A. Ahmed

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

June 9, 2013
Lillian A. Ahmed, 74, of Honolulu, formerly of New York City, a retired Verizon secretary, died. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by brothers Edmund J. and Carl H. Winfield, and caregiver Donna M. Hallett. Private services.

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Marlene Fumiko Kanemaru

Posted On June 22nd, 2013 -

May 27, 2013
Marlene Fumiko Kanemaru, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Sears customer service clerk, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James “Jimmy,” sons Gary and Jack, daughter Gail Fukuki, sister Phyllis Kido, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Francisco Q. Camero

Posted On June 21st, 2013 -

June 11, 2013
Francisco Q. Camero, also known as “Pedring” and “Frank,” 92, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired journeyman automotive and diesel mechanic at the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and co-owner of AC Service Station in the old Pepeekeo Mill Camp, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Margarita A.; sons Jaime, Rudy, Franklin and John; daughters Elizabeth “Betty” Antida and Judy Shimabukuro; sister Petra Cabatu; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information published in an obituary Wednesday.

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Jonah Lucas Rivera

Posted On June 21st, 2013 -

June 4, 2013
Jonah Lucas Rivera, infant son of Jordan and Tera Rivera of Pearl City, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by grandparents Tom Grande, Kathleen Dowd, and Dionicio and Marylou Rivera; and great-grandparent Joan Dowd. Private services.

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Maria Castanares Gozzip

Posted On June 21st, 2013 -

June 8, 2013
Maria Castanares Gozzip, 57, of Kapolei, a former Hale Kipa controller, died in Aiea. She was born in Iloilo City, Philippines. She is survived by husband Norberto L., brothers Carlo and Carmelo Castanares, and sisters Carmela C. Gonzales and Carol Castanares. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Isamu Morikawa

Posted On June 21st, 2013 -

May 29, 2013
Isamu “Sam” Morikawa, 83, of Pearl City, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiree and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Kihei, Maui. He is survived by wife Alice, sons Lance and Todd, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Dsai-Chwen Dju Chang

Posted On June 21st, 2013 -

June 5, 2013
Dsai-Chwen Dju Chang, 92, of Honolulu, a retired university professor, died at home. She was born in Shanghai. She is survived by son Nat, daughter Chunmay and three grandchildren. Private services.

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