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Tomie Nitta

Posted On June 28th, 2014 -

June 7, 2014
Tomie “Katherine” Nitta, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Reyn Spooner seamstress and Etsuji Nitta Contracting assistant, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Steven and Robert, daughters Susan Edwards and Sandra Haynes, brother Walter Miyamoto, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Friday.

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Walter T. Odo

Posted On June 28th, 2014 -

June 16, 2014
Walter T. Odo, 80, of Honolulu, a retired musician for the Air Force and Royal Hawaiian Band, and an Air Force veteran, died in Hale Pulama Mau. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Gloria; daughters Janice Curammeng, Carolyn Nomura, Alison Odo and Christine Enomoto; sons Stephen and Kevin; brother Richard; sister Wilma Lovell; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Updated service information for an obituary published Friday.

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Richard Thomas Pafundi

Posted On June 28th, 2014 -

June 10, 2014
Richard Thomas Pafundi, 59, of Honolulu, owner of the Law Office of Richard T. Pafundi, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Queens, N.Y. He is survived by wife Miyoung Kim-Pafundi, sons Richard and Paul Joseph, daughter Kimberly Phyllis, mother Phyllis, sister Paulette Ortwein and grandfather Paul Sci. Visitation: 10 a.m. July 5 at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Mary Kathleen Aplaca

Posted On June 28th, 2014 -

June 16, 2014
Mary Kathleen “Mary Kay” Aplaca, 58, of Waialua died in Hilo. She was born in Omaha, Neb. She is survived by sons Bradley, Chadwick and Damon; brothers Bill Jacobsen, and Paul and Phillip Petschow; sisters Dianna Preister, Susan Foster and Pamela Rivera; and three grandchildren. Services: noon July 12 at Alii Beach Park, Haleiwa. Condolences may be sent to Pamela Rivera at P.O. Box 861103, Wahiawa, HI 96786.

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Alexander Ronald Paiva Sr.

Posted On June 28th, 2014 -

May 27, 2014
Alexander Ronald Paiva Sr., 71, of Kapolei, a retired Honolulu Police Department officer, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Alex, Rick, Darin and Johansen; companion Theresa Opunui; brothers Eugene, Albert and George; sisters Ella Gomes and Irene Faust; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Lawrence H. Borelis

Posted On June 28th, 2014 -

March 27, 2014
Lawrence H. “Lolo” Borelis, 81, of Las Vegas, a retired Coast Guard chief warrant officer, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Maili. He is survived by daughters Audrey M. Lim and Aurora Marks, sisters Grace M. Rodrigues and Rose Mary Robles, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. July 13 at Maili Beach Park. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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James Marvin Price

Posted On June 28th, 2014 -

June 15, 2014
James Marvin Price, 70, of Waianae, a heavy equipment operator for Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sylvia G.; daughters Kelley and Jamie Price, Karen Rojo and Lani Goodwin; brothers Dennis, Eugene and Patrick; sister Barbara; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Joseph Darius Bybee

Posted On June 28th, 2014 -

June 14, 2014
Joseph Darius “Joz” Bybee, 40, of Kailua-Kona, a biological technician at Honokohau National Historical Park and a TSA agent at Kona International Airport, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Klamath Falls, Ore. He is survived by wife Dina; son Jona; daughter Cora; parents Howard and Suzanne; brothers James, David, Jonathan and Seth; and sister Emily Stembridge. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 5 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua-Kona, 75-230 Kalani St. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Friends of Joz Fund, care of Bank of Hawaii.

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Theodore Sarmiento

Posted On June 28th, 2014 -

June 22, 2014
Theodore Sarmiento, 63, of Aiea, an Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Nathan and Matthew; daughter Mae Morimoto; brothers Agapito, Bobby, Benny and Danny; sisters Mildred Prebitero, Carmen Haugen, Anna Stephenson and Rosa Sarmiento; and nine grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Leonora Lagon Deboma

Posted On June 28th, 2014 -

May 31, 2014
Leonora Lagon “Nora” Deboma, 85, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She is survived by son Lyndon, daughters Cleo Asher and Diane Doggett, brother Bernardo Lagon, sister Paciencia Cacayorin, six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Richard Paul Saunders Jr.

Posted On June 28th, 2014 -

June 12, 2014
Richard Paul Saunders Jr., 73, of Kailua, a recruiter and an Air Force veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edwina J.; sons Richard P. III, Edward J., Robert A. and Anthony P.; brother Milton; sisters Dorothy Ae and Agnes Saunders; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Emma K.P. Domingcil

Posted On June 28th, 2014 -

June 13, 2014
Emma K.P. Domingcil, 90, of Lynnwood, Wash., died in Bellevue, Wash. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wesley W.T. and Dennis W.K. Young, daughters Cynthia B.N. Chun and Kareen B.S. Milo, brothers David Chow and Franklin Hu, and sister Sandra Wong. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

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Tauese Laneselota Tuua

Posted On June 28th, 2014 -

June 22, 2014
Tauese Laneselota Tuua, 45, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by father Va’atausili “Vili” Vanilala, brothers Laneselota Jr. and Senetenari, and sisters Maima Menchaca, Rolita Sele, Julie Fainuu, Oteila Salavea and Kionasina Wells. Private services.

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Shogo Kubo

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 24, 2014
Shogo Kubo, 54, of Honolulu, a tour agent, will be remembered in services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. He was born in Kagoshima, Japan. He is survived by wife Michiyo, son Shota, daughter Meagan H., brothers Yoshifumi and Shinya, and sister Reiko Masuda. Visitation: 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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Tomie Nitta

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 7, 2014
Tomie “Katherine” Nitta, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Reyn Spooner seamstress and Etsuji Nitta Contracting assistant, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Steven and Robert, daughters Susan Edwards and Sandra Haynes, brother Walter Miyamoto, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Bessie Gallardo Obra

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 12, 2014
Bessie Gallardo Obra, 86, of Honolulu, a Bank of America retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kealia, Kauai. She is survived by husband Raymond K.; sons Kermit, Dexter and Lance; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 pm. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Walter T. Odo

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 16, 2014
Walter T. Odo, 80, of Honolulu, a retired musician with the United States Air Force Band and Royal Hawaiian Band, and an Air Force veteran, died in Hale Pulama Mau. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Gloria; sons Stephen and Kevin; daughters Janice Curammeng, Carolyn Nomura, Alison Odo and Christine Enomoto; brother Richard; sister Wilma Lovell; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. July 27 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Jessie A. Oliveira

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 20, 2014
Jessie A. “Tutu” Oliveira, 89, of Paukaa, Hawaii, a retired salesclerk and tour guide at the former Orchids of Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Edwin, daughters Marie Roberts and Margaret “Maggie” DeSa, sister Rose Perry, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou, Hawaii. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 3. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, condolences may be sent to 206 Kahoa Place, Hilo, HI 96720.

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Charlotte Kau Akamu

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 11, 2014
Charlotte Kau Akamu, 90, of Honolulu, a retired salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ho-nolulu. She is survived by son Wayne J., daughters Charlene S. Cohen and Pamela Olivas, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Ethel M. Onitsuka

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

May 30, 2014
Ethel M. Onitsuka, 96, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clarence S.; daughters Beatrice T. Okino, Deanna K. Sato and Faith K. Hoo; sister Kikue Takasane; caretaker Marissa Domingo; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Caroline Jessie Arruda

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 15, 2014
Caroline Jessie Arruda, 87, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by grandnephews Paul D’Almeida and Rex Matthews, and grandnieces Sheila, Coleen and Charlene Matthews. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Urn burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Ignacio Perez Jr.

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 7, 2014
Ignacio Perez Jr., also known as “Lefty” and “Squeaky,” 75, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard draftsman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Tammy K. Young and Sheila Crouch, sister Joan Lakins, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Gladys Leinaala Keola Brent

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 19, 2014
Gladys Leinaala Keola Brent, 84, of Waianae, a preschool teacher, died at home. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by son John; daughters Barbara Brent, Brenda Elizares, Ruby Acosta and Priscilla Wong; 21 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Sylvia Leilani Rio

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 21, 2014
Sylvia Leilani Rio, 75, of Ewa Beach, a painter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Irene Dopkowski and brother George Jr. No services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Petronila Diones Castanieto

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 19, 2014
Petronila Diones Castanieto, 95, of Waipahu, a former Libby’s Pineapple Cannery employee and retired apartment manager in Alameda, Calif., died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Cosme; daughters Catalina Ah Sam, Dolores Smith, Angie Camello and Julia Woods; sisters Theodora Del Rosario and Consuelo Sabado; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mary Schulmeister

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 23, 2014
Mary Schulmeister, 63, of Kailua, a musician, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Fay, brother David and sister Ann Owens. Visitation: 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:45 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Gladyce Clement

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

May 31, 2014
Gladyce Clement, 76, of Mililani died in Aiea. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Robert E., son Gordon S., daughter Colleen Okashige, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Doris Fujiki Tamura

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 9, 2014
Doris Fujiki Tamura, 88, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii Press clerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dr. Neal N. and Dave, sister Helen K. Hosaka and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Eusequio Defuntorum

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 19, 2014
Eusequio Defuntorum, 81, of Lihue, a Kilauea Agronomics farmworker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Florencia, sons Gil and Carlos, daughter Evangeline, sister Leonida Leones, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo, Kauai. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Public Cemetery.

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Jacqueline Marie Torres

Posted On June 27th, 2014 -

June 8, 2014
Jacqueline Marie Torres, 84, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John, Patrick and Daniel; daughter Maria; brother Gilbert Azevedo; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday 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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