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Frank M. Rodrigues Jr.

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

July 17, 2015
Frank M. Rodrigues Jr., 65, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a Kaiser Medical Center clinical assistant and a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Kona. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirlee A. Rillamas; son Matthew; daughters Desha Shaw and Veronica Rodrigues-Christensen; stepsons Gilbert Salsis, and Zachary and Bronson Bacos; stepdaughters Zsazsa Tagata, Jocelyn Sotero, and Maelynn and Joselle Bacos; brothers David and Michael; sister Sandra Botelho; 23 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Angela Soares

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

July 31, 2015
Angela Soares, 60, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Pacific Missile Range Facility telecommunication specialist and an Army veteran, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Paul Phillips; daughter Alicia Phillips; brothers Rodney, Ernest Jr., Alexander and Alan; and sister Leona. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe.

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Tsuneko Takemura

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July 30, 2015
Tsuneko “Sue” Takemura, 91, of Hilo, a retiree of the former Hawaiian Equipment Co., died in Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Ted and Stanley, daughters Sharon Mannacio and Mae Kise, brother Minoru Takaesu, sister Frances Shimizu and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Calvin Hoteiye Chinen

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June 21, 2015
Calvin Hoteiye Chi­nen, 84, of Wahiawa, a retired banker and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Joyce K.Y., daughters Colleen C. Ajifu and Deane M. Chinen, brother Allen H., sister Betsy K., four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Hiram Hajime Tasaka

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

July 13, 2015
Hiram Hajime Tasaka, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department captain and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Mike, sisters Edith Matsumura and Gladys Uehara, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Nancy Y. Ching

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

Aug. 3, 2015
Nancy Y. Ching, 84, of North Las Vegas, a homemaker, died in North Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lloyd; daughters Donna Ritts, Sandra Davis and Carol Nakamura; brother Wayne Kusaba; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Etsuo Tonokawa

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

July 29, 2015
Etsuo Tonokawa, 90, of Honolulu, an engineer and Army veteran, died. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lily; sons Douglas and Chester; daughter Ann; brothers Masayoshi, Tadamasa and Futoshi; sisters Setsuko Tanaka and Emiko Fujita; and two grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Rosaline Theresa DeCosta

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

July 21, 2015
Rosaline Theresa “Rosey” DeCosta, 72, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by son Raymond Jr.; daughters Monica Ignacio, Roslyn Varize and Elena Stuard; brother Federico Agcalon Jr.; sisters Frances “Dolly” Elizares and Victoria “Spanish” Ramos; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section K. Casual attire.

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Daniel Luczon Urban

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

Aug. 9, 2015
Daniel Luczon Urban, 92, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a coffee farmer, yardman at the former Keauhou Beach Hotel and dishwasher at the former Kona Inn Hotel, died at home. He was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Tante, daughter Donna Urban-Higuchi, sister Lucia Pagador, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. All-night vigil begins 5 p.m. Friday at the family residence, 75-5737 Kalawa St., Kailua-Kona. Services: 6 p.m. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park Mausoleum, Holualoa. Casual attire.

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Marian Leslie Evans

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

Aug. 8, 2015
Marian Leslie Evans, 52, of Keaau, Hawaii, owner and operator of Akamai Answering Service, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son Christopher Craig, mother Elaine Eckhart and sisters Cynthia and Grace Evans. Celebration of life: noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at Leleiwi Beach Park, Keaukaha.

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Corey Neil Weber

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July 24, 2015
Corey Neil Weber, 42, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a co-partner of Dewey Weber Surfboards, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Torrance, Calif. He is survived by mother Caroline, brother Shea and sister Stacy Vinge. Celebration of life and paddle-0ut: 10 a.m. Sept. 12, Pohoiki Bay, Pahoa. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Marie Anna Friend

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

July 31, 2015
Maria Anna Friend, also known as “Sugar Granny,” 93, of Pukalani, Maui, formerly of Oahu and Wahiawa, a homemaker, former Dutch Girl Pastry Shoppe cake decorator, and coffee shop and surplus store owner, died at home. She was born in Bremerhaven, Germany. She is survived by sons Joseph and Clarence A. Jr., daughters Frieda Soto and Roberta “Lani” Medeiros, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. No services.

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Frederick Yasushi Fukunaga

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

July 29, 2015
Frederick Yasushi Fukunaga, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sister JoAnn Furukawa and nieces and nephews. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Theodore Ginn

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

Aug. 3, 2015
Theodore “Teddy” Ginn, 82, of Ocean View, Hawaii, formerly of Kona, a retired musician and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by sons Leon and Timothy Ginn, and Zain Axe; daughters Terria Blanton, Gwendolyn Smith, Raindrop W. Cannon, Lita Wright and Soleiange Buxton; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services and potluck: noon Sunday at Keoua Canoe Club at City of Refuge Pu’uhonua o Honaunau. Additional services: 2 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Donations suggested to charity.

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Jiro Kamioka

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

Aug. 1, 2015
Jiro Kamioka, 82, of Honolulu, a retired warehouse sales and delivery worker for Standard Trading Co. Ltd., died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Edwin and sisters Doris S. Dudley and June-Fuller Kamioka. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire.

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Feso Palepoi Malufau IV

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

Aug. 13, 2015
Feso Palepoi Malufau IV, 44, of Kahuku, an Oahu Community Correctional Center adult corrections officer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Anny; sons Feso Jr. and Matai; daughters Jovan, Jessica, Tavae, Oaklynd, Juliette and Niue; brothers Faamasofa Finai, Rudy Aiono and Semi, Kavi and Vea Tufaga; and sisters Tilomai Cosby, Amy Afalava, Lineta McCallister, and Vai and Marilyn Finai. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 9th Ward Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Moses Kalawa Napiha’a Sr.

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

June 28, 2015
Moses Kalawa Napiha’a Sr., 88, of Kahaluu, a retired Board of Water Supply pipe fitter supervisor who served in the U.S. Merchant Marine in World War II, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by sons Moses K. Jr., Wayne and Clesson; daughters Gay Crawford, Joy Kealoha and Cynthia Brown; stepsons Joseph K. Sr. and Charles K. Charles Sr.; stepdaughters Roxanna Kaupe, Bertha Barques, Parona Gomes and Janice K. Kiaaina; brother Peter; sister Julia Napiha’a-Carter; hanai children Gerald Litak, Anthony Charles and Nathan, Christina and Joshua Kamaka; 67 grandchildren; 160 great-grandchildren; and 100 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

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Herbert Shunji Okamoto

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

Aug. 1, 2015
Herbert Shunji Okamoto, 74, of Kaneohe, a retired Air National Guard radar technician and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol, son Keith, daughter Raina and a grandchild. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thelda Takeko Okuma

Posted On August 18th, 2015 -

July 8, 2015
Thelda Takeko Okuma, 76, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Human Services head administrative secretary, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jon, daughter Jennifer Watanabe, sister Kathleen Hinazumi and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nicole Judalena

Posted On August 17th, 2015 -

Aug. 1, 2015
Nicole Judalena, 61, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in St. Petersburg, Fla. She is survived by sons Aden McLeod and Wyatt Travis and Nathan, Joshua and Noah Judalena; mother Lucille Crumbley; sisters Patty Shedden, Gail Burger and Deborah McIntire; and numerous grandchildren. Private services.

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George Yoshiteru Suzuki

Posted On August 17th, 2015 -

July 2, 2015
George Yoshiteru Suzuki, 93, of Honolulu, an owner of Advertising Graphics and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Constance S.; sons Stuart T., Randall I. and David A.; daughter Diane K. Yamamoto; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Jeri Lei Kalahele

Posted On August 17th, 2015 -

Aug. 5, 2015
Jeri Lei Kalahele, 55, of Honolulu, a photographer, died in her family home in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jonathan Hamblin; mother Margaret; brothers Mark, Jason Max and Jay; and sister Kim Robinson. Private services.

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Richard Masao Takushi

Posted On August 17th, 2015 -

July 4, 2015
Richard Masao Takushi, 88, of Waipahu, a retired civil service security guard at Kaena Point Tracking Station and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Thomas T.; daughter Marian A. Kozlovsky; brothers Kiyoshi and Samuel S.; sisters Kimiko Kamisato, Yoshiko Kaneshiro and Lilly Tokuhara; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Lena Hihumi Kanda

Posted On August 17th, 2015 -

July 8, 2015
Lena Hihumi Kanda, 78, of Waimea, Hawaii island, formerly of Aiea, a retired distribution clerk, died in Waimea. She was born in Holualoa. She is survived by sisters Lillian Sakata and Ada Niiyama. Private services.

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Andrew T. Watanabe

Posted On August 17th, 2015 -

July 16, 2015
Andrew T. Watanabe, 83, of Wahiawa, a retired civil service employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Dale and Dean; daughter Kay Augustin; brothers Wilfred, Kenneth and Stanley; sister Lillian Katahara; six grandchildren; four hanai grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; seven hanai great-grandchildren; and two hanai great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Betsy Chiyoko Kim

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July 18, 2015
Betsy Chiyoko Kim, 90, of Honolulu, a retired dressmaker, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Patricia L. Rosenberg and sister Kimiko Okui. Private services.

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Linda Natsue Yanagihara

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July 16, 2015
Linda Natsue “Lyn” Yanagihara, 73, of Honolulu, a retired mortgage loan officer, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Harold S.; sons Todd T., Scot Y. and Ross R.; brothers Michael and Lloyd Kawabata; sisters Trudy Yamauchi and Margie Suzuki; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Larayne Chiyomi Koide

Posted On August 17th, 2015 -

Aug. 6, 2015
Larayne Chiyomi Koide, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Seafarers International Union secretary, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by son Alan “Bud”; daughters Michyle Tamaru, Renee Viela and Lorayne “Bonnie” Uchida; brother Douglas Ohta; sisters Myrtle Hass, Carol Murakami, JoAnn Liu and Grace Cacal; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Halyna Kuheana

Posted On August 17th, 2015 -

July 31, 2015
Halyna Kuheana, 62, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a self-employed farmer, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Bridgeport, Conn. She is survived by husband Joseph, mother Helene Wolynic, brother Pete Wolynic and half brother Peter Miller. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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William Ah Ming Aki Jr.

Posted On August 17th, 2015 -

June 23, 2015
William Ah Ming Aki Jr., 65, of Wahiawa, a retired Aloha Steel Corp. employee, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Mulang, Ahlan and Leimomi; mother Winona; brother Stanley Abrecht; sisters Chevelle Ka’alekahi and Tanya Clifton; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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