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Elizabeth K. Palacio

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 20, 2012
Elizabeth K. Palacio, 85, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Federico R.; sons Aurelio Mina Jr. and Rey, Vincent, Benjamin, Valentino and Edwin Palacio; daughters S. Kuuleialoha Kamakea M and Donna Lau-Laranio; brother Phillip Kamakea; sister Mona Paulo; 51 grandchildren; 92 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai, Kauai. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

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Kent S. Kaneko Sr.

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 19, 2012
Kent S. Kaneko Sr., 63, of Hilo, a former mechanic at Roberts Tours and Gray Line, and proprietor of Kent’s Auto Repair, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doreen J.P.; son Kent S. Jr.; daughters Tanya M. Kaneko and Sherry L. Taheri; mother Sumiko Johnson; brothers Milton, Russell, Delton, Sheldon and Reed; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. There will be no burial on Saturday; updated information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Yvonne M. Priest Palmer

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 23, 2012
Yvonne M. Priest Palmer, 70, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kevin Priest and Craig Correia, brother John Keawe and sisters Beverly Silva, Gloria Moniz, Donna Bajo and Leslie Keawe. Private services.

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Lionel Joseph Kalua Kaohi

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 16, 2012
Lionel Joseph Kalua Kaohi, 73, of Eleele, Kauai, a Gay & Robinson herbicide truck driver, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Lydia I.G.M.F.; daughters Meilin L. Miyashiro, Marlene Barino, SuYen Kaohi and KwaiYen Viquelia; hanai daughter Sarah Peters; sister Janet Kahalekomo; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaheo, Kauai. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery.

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George Elwin Preston

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 9, 2012
George Elwin “Pops” Preston, 61, of Kaneohe, a head custodian, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Koolauloa. He is survived by wife Elizabeth K.K.; son George II; daughters Raenell, Georgette and Keonaona Preston, Georgina Fernandez, Ramona Bush, Roberta Kalua and Myra Colbert; brothers Richard Ahina, Robert Vance and Clarence, Gerald and William Preston; sisters Aileen Piohia, Martha J. Aho, June Kailiponi, Gail Green and Elizabeth Enriquez; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1461 Kanapuu Drive, Kailua. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Patsy Toyomi Kawaoka

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 16, 2012
Patsy Toyomi Kawaoka, 75, of Honolulu, a retired state library technician, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Faye. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Bronx-Chino Kawehilani Rodriguez

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 24, 2012
Bronx-Chino Kawehilani Rodriguez, infant son of Jonathan Rodriguez and Johnna Rowland of Mililani, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sisters Jersey-Rae and Phoenix-Layne, and grandparents Juan Rodriguez, Estella deRodriguez and John and Sandra Rowland. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yasuji Kisaba

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 20, 2012
Yasuji Kisaba, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Kaiser heavy equipment mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in South Hilo. He is survived by wife Dorothy, son Kenton, daughters Wendy Ing and Janis Hokama, brother Satoki and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire.

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Momoe Sakuda

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 11, 2012
Momoe Sakuda, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Herbert K., Walter T., Morris A. and Edwin T.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Om Van Luong

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 24, 2012
Om Van Luong, 55, of Mililani, a vegetable farmer, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Vientiane, Laos. He is survived by wife Khamsavanh Ounaphom and sons James and Bob Ounaphom. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Hisayo Taguchi

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 23, 2012
Hisayo Taguchi, 88, of Lanai City, a Dole employee, died in Lanai Community Hospital. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Itsuki, sons James and Merrill, daughters Michiyo Morimoto and Ann Sakagawa, brother Ichiro Teranishi, sister Makoto, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Arthur Charles McGuire

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 16, 2012
Arthur Charles McGuire, 75, of Aiea, an Air Force veteran and a Hawaiian Telcom retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Clarice, sons Arthur C. and John D., brothers Vernon and Herbert, sister June Miyashiro, two stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren. Private services.

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Feng Chao Tan

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 11, 2012
Feng Chao Tan, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Yiji Liang; sons Shaoxiong, Herry, Johnny and Samuel Liang; daughters Sue In Cheung, and Shao Yu and Shao Fei Liang; brothers Quon Jung and Feng You; and sisters Feng Ling and Feng Yi. Services: 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Lucille Kuuipo Morse

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 7, 2012
Lucille Kuuipo “Luci” Morse, 70, of Kapolei, a sales associate, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Michael; son Stephen A.K.; daughter Stephanie Morse-Hidaro; brothers William Keliinoi and John Pinto; sisters Bernice Takabayashi, Gini Pinto, Penny Brodie and Dorothy Morgenstein; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lucita Cabanero Amistad

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 9, 2012
Lucita Cabanero Amistad, 81, of Kapolei, a retired Spencecliff Restaurants kitchen helper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ramon Jr., Roland and Ronnie; daughters Florence Amistad, Lyn Sogawa and Glenda Laciste; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Nora K. Muraoka

Posted On November 28th, 2012 -

Nov. 18, 2012
Nora K. Muraoka, 94, of Honolulu, a retired city supervising abstractor, died in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Kiyoshi, son Gary, daughters Ivy Muraoka and Claire Nagata, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Unified. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Mahlon Spencer Fernandez

Posted On November 27th, 2012 -

Nov. 18, 2012
Mahlon Spencer Fernandez, 81, of Honolulu, part owner of Kahala Shell, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Toshiko, sons Spencer Fernandez and Richard Stein, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mele Halaevalu Loketi

Posted On November 27th, 2012 -

Nov. 13, 2012
Mele Halaevalu Loketi, 71, of Honolulu died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Longoteme, Tonga. She is survived by husband Manu F.; sons Solomone, Taniela, Saia “Sionefinau,” Sitaleki, Alatini and Lupeni; daughter Kakala; brothers Peni, Fiuanga, Timiluti and Siaosi Holakeituai; sisters Litea Tatofi and Sepiuta Taufa; 21 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Siasi Tonga Tau’ataina, Emeline Place. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Caroleen Kehaulani Gates

Posted On November 27th, 2012 -

Nov. 8, 2012
Caroleen Kehaulani Gates, 67, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ronald R.; son Alva H. Kaiwi; daughters Rocsand P.H., April L. and Madline K. Gates, and Louise L. Kaiwi; brothers David K. Nuuanu and Alva “Mahi” Kaiwi; sisters Katherine M. Kalama and Joyce Purdy; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 85-574 Plantation Road, Waianae. Services: 8 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Saburo Matsumoto

Posted On November 27th, 2012 -

Nov. 4, 2012
Saburo Matsumoto, 90, of Wahiawa, a First Hawaiian Bank retiree and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the Military Intelligence Service, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Jane; sons Terry M., Lester N. and Aaron M.; daughters Gail Kagehiro and Wendy T. Ruis; brothers Frank and Yoshio; sister Chiyoko Araki; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Richard Gersaba

Posted On November 27th, 2012 -

Nov. 15, 2012
Richard Gersaba, 59, of Kalihi, a Security Armored Car retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Likeke, daughters Sasha and Tamar, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Julian P. Monsarrat

Posted On November 27th, 2012 -

Oct. 26, 2012
Julian P. Monsarrat, 90, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and a motor transport dispatcher at Fort Shafter in Honolulu, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Violet, son Julian III, daughters Rochelle and Tracy, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Hawaiian attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301; or call 877-426-2838, ext. 1340. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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George Hiroshi Higa

Posted On November 27th, 2012 -

Nov. 8, 2012
George Hiroshi “Hiro” Higa, 74, of Pearl City, a retired Marujyu Market manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Naty, sons Bobby and John Nicholson, brother Norman M., sister Stella H. Kon and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Lei only. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Masano Nekota

Posted On November 27th, 2012 -

Nov. 10, 2012
Masano Nekota, 87, of Waialua died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Allen, daughter Diane Tamura, brother Eichi Kanemori and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Harriet M. Hirata

Posted On November 27th, 2012 -

Nov. 7, 2012
Harriet M. Hirata, 85, of Mililani, a retired Hirata Builders Inc. office manager, died in Waipahu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Russell, daughters Gail Nishikawa and Gay Watanabe, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Nikolasi Paongo

Posted On November 27th, 2012 -

Nov. 16, 2012
Nikolasi Paongo, 62, of Honolulu, a health inspector in Tonga, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Lofanga, Tonga. He is survived by wife Kalisi T.L.; sons Paea, Leonaitasi, Makasini and Tevita; daughters Penelope Asi and Cecelia Paongo; sisters Akanesi Taufa, Luisa Fatai and Susana Angitau; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at United Methodist Church Honolulu, South Beretania Street. Services: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at the church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Masae Honda

Posted On November 27th, 2012 -

Nov. 15, 2012
Masae Honda, 105, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired macadamia nut farmer, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center, Hilo. She was born in Kona. She is survived by son Nadao, daughters Hisae Watanabe and Shigeko Mukai, brothers Sunao and Larry S. Kadooka, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Calixto Abara Pascua

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Nov. 1, 2012
Calixto Abara Pascua, 89, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. irrigator, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Jacinta; sons Ernesto, Edwin and Romualdo; daughters Estrella Butin, Monica Ramos, Emerlina Ganotisi, Yolanda Pailma and Rosalinda Cantonjos; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Wade Monroe Winfield Jones

Posted On November 27th, 2012 -

Oct. 29, 2012
Wade Monroe Winfield Jones, 55, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired Army staff sergeant and a director of logistics for the Pohakuloa Training Area in Hilo, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Cambridge, Md. He is survived by wife Young O.; son Marcus; daughters Angel Jones-Robinson, Aeyaina Jones and Anitra Pace; brothers Henry, Lamont and Bernard; sisters Bonnie Henry, Michelle Pender and Demetrius Jones; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Aiea. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Helena H. Rapoza

Posted On November 27th, 2012 -

Nov. 14, 2012
Helena H. Rapoza, 59, of Ewa Beach, a former Wahiawa Botanical Garden nursery assistant, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Joseph K., Joseph J. Jr. and Nicky K.; and sisters Josette and Willette. Services at noon Saturday at Shinshu Kyokai Mission. Casual attire. Updated information for an obituary published Sunday.

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