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Owen Emory Abe

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 29, 2013
Owen Emory Abe, 69, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard staff sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marjorie T.; son Brandon T.; daughters Shirley J. Cuskarovska, Cynthia A. Ishizaki and April S. Abe; brother Milton; sister Elaine Nakao; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Helen M. Nakashima

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 13, 2013
Helen M. “Auntie M” Nakashima, 83, of Honolulu, retired owner of Helen’s Jewelry, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Marc Nakashima and Eric S. and Guy M. Kumagai; daughters Susan E. Nakahara and Tami S. Hiraishi; brothers Alvin A., Richard S. and Gary T. Nishi; sister June Y. Takenaga; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mary K. Amasone

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 13, 2013
Mary K. Amasone, 85, of Pearl City, a retired Wahiawa General Hospital nurse, died in Aiea. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Joseph, Benjamin and Matthew Saei, and Samuel Amasone; brother James Sato; sisters Ethel Saito, Helen Torigoe and Sue Arai; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Diosdada Mendoza Natividad

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 7, 2013
Diosdada Mendoza “Dading” Natividad, 66, of Nanawale Estate, Hawaii, a proprietress of a papaya farm in Pahoa, died at home. She was born in Luzon, Philippines. She is survived by companion Danny Bautista, son Nestor, daughters Delia Yadao and Divina Duran, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at the family residence. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Xing Cheng

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 23, 2013
Xing “Charles” Cheng, 57, of Honolulu, entrepreneur and Advanced Properties real estate broker, died in Beijing. He was born in Shanghai. He is survived by wife Xiaoxue, son Samuel L. and parents Jiahe and Shufang. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at First Chinese Church of Christ, Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Herbert H. Nihipali Jr.

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 7, 2013
Herbert H. “Turkey” Nihipali Jr., 64, of Waianae, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Chasity Kaui; brothers Glen and Richard Kahana Jr., and Leibert Weatherholtz; sister Pearl Pruett; and a grandchild. Committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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George K.W. Chong

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 9, 2013
George K.W. Chong, 100, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy H., son Byron, sister Winifred Luke and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Herbert Moana Nuuanu III

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 14, 2013
Herbert Moana Nuuanu III, 22, of Honolulu will be remembered in services 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at Borthwick Mortuary. He died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Heather Grimmer, stepfather Benjamin Grimmer, father Herbert Jr., brother Blake, sisters Hana Grimmer and Sheri-Lynn Quilit, and grandparents David Heaukulani, Margaret Campion and Cynthia Nuuanu. Visitation: 5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the mortuary. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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William Gerald Chung

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 12, 2013
William Gerald “Bill” Chung, 63, of Kailua, a nuclear propulsion engineer and assistant nuclear chief test engineer for the Navy, director of labor relations for Hawaiian Electric Co., vice president of human resources and labor relations for Young Bros. and a professor at the University of Hawaii’s Shidler College of Business, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myrna Mazzola Zezza; mother Margaret Chung; hanai mother Sue Marcotte Sutton; hanai brothers Eric Anderson, Dale Baugh, Lee Davis, Dennis DuRoff, Dennis Jennings, William Noyes, Jim Radican, Toomas Tuulse and Dwight Yanaga; and five hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Windward United Church of Christ, 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kailua. Services: 3 p.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to The Institute for Human Services Inc., Seva Foundation, Sothern Poverty Law Center or United States Naval Academy Foundation.

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Felicidad Otis

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 10, 2013
Felicidad “Fely” Otis, 73, of Honolulu, a housekeeper and mess hall supervisor for the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, died in Honolulu. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Daniel M. and William J. Ceniza, Johnson Puou Jr. and Ricardo Yadao; daughters Trina L. and Leticia Mae Pitts, and Jessica H. Docktor-Pitts; and sisters Luella K. Santiago, Luverne K. Quemuel and Marie Thomas. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at SGI-USA Hawaii, 2729 Pali Highway. Monetary offerings welcome in care of Trina Pitts. Online condolences: oahucemetery.org.

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Miguel G. Constantino

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 27, 2013
Miguel G. Constantino, 100, of Kaumakani, Kauai, an Olokele Sugar Co. machine operator, died at home. He was born in Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by wife Julita C., sons Agelio and Benedicto, daughter Rosalina Flores, 20 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Mauro Valdez Pagtulingan

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 19, 2013
Mauro Valdez Pagtulingan, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter and maintenance employee at Zippy’s Pearlridge, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Marissa and Cecilia Pagtulingan, and Connie Fe Pagtulingan-Hobbs; brothers Pepito and Valentin; sisters Pacita Pagtulingan and Zenaida Romaguera; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Dec. 10 at at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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JoAnn M. Courtney-Suttle

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 24, 2013
JoAnn M. Courtney-Suttle, 60, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a parish secretary and religion education coordinator for St. Theresa Catholic Church, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ed Suttle; daughters Martha-Ann Aukai, Gabrielle Suttle and Amanda O’Farrell; mother Thelma Chung-Courtney; brother Thomas Courtney; sister Lynette Noa; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Mountain View. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Daniel G. Silva Jr.

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 24, 2013
Daniel G. Silva Jr., 72, of Aiea, a cook, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by brother John M. Lopez and sisters Darlene Theodore and Johnette Guarin. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Muoi Giang

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 22, 2013
Muoi Giang, 68, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Care Center of Honolulu. She was born in Saigon, Vietnam. She is survived by sons Sidney T. and Vince Dang, daughters Ann D. Ha and Vicky D. Do, brother Kiet, sister Thi Thoai and 11 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Beatrice Simbre-Costa

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 17, 2013
Beatrice Simbre-Costa, 60, of Mililani, a retired Hawaiian Cement Co. truck driver, died in Mililani. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Cletis Costa; son Charles Samson Jr.; daughter Keri Ann Toshie Simbre; brothers Lorenzo, Stephen, James, Richard and Urbano Simbre Jr., and Edward and Robert Ventura; sisters Jane Ringor, Leonita Jeffries, Elizabeth Ventura-Jardin and Shirley Simbre-Medeiros; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Gregg Kale Humel

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Aug. 23, 2013
Gregg Kale Humel, 48, of Honolulu died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jeanne; son Joshua K.; daughters Stephanie L., Sheralynn M. and Shyanne K.; and brother Robert. Private services. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Kalalena Pomaika’i Sylva

Posted On December 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 28, 2013
Kalalena Pomaika’i Sylva, also known as “Lena” and “Kala,” 26, of Waianae, a Sam’s Club Keeaumoku employee, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Jodie K., stepfather George Meyer IV, father Clarence Jr., stepmother Lani, brothers Ikaika and Kaipo, and grandparents Bernice Park and Mildred and Clarence Sylva Jr. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

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May Azama Miyashiro

Posted On December 2nd, 2013 -

Nov. 6, 2013
May Azama Miyashiro, 87, of Honolulu, a Sheraton Waikiki Hotel retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Alan, Mark, Kurt and Dean; brother Thomas Azama; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Samson Nani Peneku Jr.

Posted On December 2nd, 2013 -

Nov. 6, 2013
Samson Nani “Samboy” Peneku Jr., 33, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a self-employed carpenter and landscaper, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Isiah Filateo, daughter Alexia, stepson Paka Kamaka, stepdaughters Tiara and Tania Borges, parents Samson Sr. and Darlene, and sisters Elizabeth Soares and Emily Peneku. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Eric Kaleolani Pierce

Posted On December 2nd, 2013 -

Nov. 11, 2013
Eric Kaleolani “Kaleo” Pierce, 44, of Kaneohe, a carpenter, died. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by son Justice “Kahiau”; daughters Tehani Umiamaka and Tiare, Tehina-Te‘a and Te‘arani Pierce; mother Jackie Clouse; brothers Everett “Hanale” Pierce, and Fred, Ralph, Curtis, Chris and Greg Clouse; sister Lei Johnston; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waikalua Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kaaawa Beach Park. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Beatrice Simbre-Costa

Posted On December 2nd, 2013 -

Nov. 17, 2013
Beatrice Simbre-Costa, 60, of Mililani, a retired Hawaiian Cement Co. truck driver, died in Mililani. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Charles Samson Jr.; daughter Keri Ann Toshie Simbre; brothers Lorenzo, Stephen, James and Richard Simbre, Edward and Robert Ventura, and Urbano Simbre Jr.; sisters Jane Ringor, Leonita Jeffries, Elizabeth Ventura-Jardin and Shirley Simbre-Medeiros; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yoshio Toyama

Posted On December 2nd, 2013 -

Nov. 1, 2013
Yoshio “Vic” Toyama, 84, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Mary, son Clyde, daughter Susan, brother Eric, sisters Nancy Oshiro and Lillian Chigawa, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Felinor Marquez Vidad

Posted On December 2nd, 2013 -

Nov. 10, 2013
Felinor Marquez Vidad, 75, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. planting irrigation repair and maintenance supervisor, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Corazon C. “Cora”; sons Felinor Jr., Dodgie, Rhoneil and Rien; daughter Felizon; brothers Dionicio and Marcelo; sisters Fe Cumlat, Coleta Calasag, Victorina Pascual and Adela Benigno; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Doris Yoshie Watanabe

Posted On December 2nd, 2013 -

Nov. 17, 2013
Doris Yoshie Watanabe, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired fourth-grade educator at Kapunahala Elementary School, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth H., sons Chris and Robbie, brother Takashi Kajiwara, sister Nancy Saiki and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Rebecca Peke Abraham Baji

Posted On December 2nd, 2013 -

Nov. 17, 2013
Rebecca Peke Abraham Baji, 87, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Island Adult Center aide, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Marshall Jr. and Wade Sr.; daughter Maylene B. Teregeyo; brothers William Abraham, Timothy Papalimu and Jack Odani Sr.; sister Ruth Papalimu; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Thy Word Ministries Faith Center of Hawaii, 935-7004. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Milton James Bargas

Posted On December 2nd, 2013 -

Oct. 29, 2013
Milton James Bargas, 60, of Mililani, a security manager at Tiffany & Co. at Ala Moana Center, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jeremy J. “Jay,” daughter Cybilee A. Bates, brother John, sister Doreen and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

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Brad Mark Baxter

Posted On December 2nd, 2013 -

Nov. 14, 2013
Brad Mark Baxter, 39, of Ewa Beach, a Honolulu Recovery Services employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Dennis, mother Sandra Quero and sisters Wendy Ali and Kimberly Quero. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Benjamin Cabreros Cabral

Posted On December 2nd, 2013 -

Nov. 20, 2013Benjamin Cabreros “Ben” Cabral, 63, of Waipahu, an Ilikai Hotel houseman, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Josephine, son Ronald, daughter Jocelyn Ramirez, brother Rodrigo, sisters Zenaida Cachola and Beatriz Villalba, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Renate Eva-Maria Gassmann

Posted On December 2nd, 2013 -

Nov. 18, 2013
Renate Eva-Maria Gassmann, 67, of Volcano, Hawaii, formerly of Maui, a retired veterinarian, died at home. She was born in Germany. She is survived by son Kai Duvall, daughter Anna Duvall, brother Klaus and sister Helga. Private services.

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