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Vaoiva Annie Lealai

Posted On December 2nd, 2012 -

Nov. 7, 2012
Vaoiva AnnieLealai, 46, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Christopher; sons Hawaii J. Lealai Jr., Robert J.J.C. Jr., Elia M.N.K. and Dakota F.K. Le Beau, and Thomas P.F.M. Marmar; daughter Christyann L.M. Marmar; brother Elia Leiu; sisters Lulu Hicks and Leilua La Croix; and parents Suevale and Mealelei Lutu. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Thelma Kahili Cummings

Posted On December 2nd, 2012 -

Nov. 23, 2012
Thelma Kahili Cummings, 94, ofWailuku, a Maui Pineapple Co. retiree, died at home. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by sons Thomas Cummings and Colin Kailiponi; daughtersLeola and Audrett “Kiki” Cummings, and Daphne Sing; brothers Alex “Dear”and William “Malu” Long; sisters Frances”Manu” Brand and Leiana Woodside; 24 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Stake Center in Kahului. Services:11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Na Wai Eha Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Haroldene Hokulani Liptak

Posted On December 2nd, 2012 -

Nov. 26, 2012
Haroldene Hokulani “Lani” Liptak, 55, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gerald “Anu”; son Moses “Brother”; daughters Janai Villalpando, Maili Heanu andAnya “Choo-Choo” Liptak; mother Viola Spencer; brothersHarold andRobert “Bob” Spencer; sistersLuwina Spencer-Willis andAlice Ortiz; and seven grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at “Uncle Boi’s home,” 53-352 Kamehameha Highway, Punaluu. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Leonora Duque Dela Rama

Posted On December 2nd, 2012 -

Nov. 14, 2012
Leonora Duque Dela Rama, 69, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. She was born in Camiling,Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ernesto; sons John Sr., Ernesto Jr. and Roger; daughtersMarilou Andrada and Marilyn Dostle; sister Cristeta D. Deguzman; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Patricia Rosete Mores

Posted On December 2nd, 2012 -

Nov. 22, 2012
Patricia Rosete Mores, 68, ofAiea died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honoulu. She is survived by sonsQuirino, Joseph and Michael Domingo, and Jon Mores; daughtersLucy Minihan, Madelene Noa, Dolly Domingo, Terry Nacion, Kathleen Tyrell and Tiana Moses; mother Patricia Rosete; brothers Orlando and Alejandro Rosete; sisters Cynthia Rosete, Priscillia Reyes, Aurellia Baclaan and Christine Warner; 31 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery, Wahiawa. Aloha attire.

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Caroline Cordero Delos Santos

Posted On December 2nd, 2012 -

Nov. 19, 2012
Caroline “Lumen”Cordero Delos Santos, 84, of Kahului, a seamstress and retired custodian for the state of Hawaii, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Danilo “Dan” and Pancho, brother Salvador Cordero and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary, 105 Waiale Road, Wailuku. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church, 20 West Wakea Ave., Kahului. Mass:11 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences:ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Earl White Nakoa

Posted On December 2nd, 2012 -

Nov. 22, 2012
Earl White Nakoa, 77, of Lanai City, a retired operating engineer who worked with Koga, Hawaiian Dredging and Goodfellow Construction, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kahakuloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Gwendolyn P.; stepsons Leonard K. Nakoa Jr., Alexander “Alyka” Nakoa-Clark, and Leo and Rudy Borrero; stepdaughters Sarah K. Joao, Yolanda E. Nasilai and Nancy K. Nakoa; hanai daughters RochelleBorrero, Susan N. Ah Yee and Rosabella L. Hoopii; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at BallardFamily Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Lei only. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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John Anthony Emrick

Posted On December 2nd, 2012 -

Nov. 22, 2012
John Anthony Emrick, 72, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired educational psychologist, died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wifeSue; sons Michael and Anthony; stepsons Michael, Lee and Max Monroe; brother Frank; sistersSuzanne Plotnik, Margie Worthington and Debbie Bohannan; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Rose Banglos

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

Oct. 29, 2012
Rose Banglos, 78, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Pedro “Pete,” son Jonathan, daughters Abigail Woodfall and Geri Kishinami, sister Mary Adriano, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Soara I. Tupua Sr.

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

Nov. 7, 2012
Soara I. Tupua Sr., 76, of Makakilo, a retiree from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 81, and former H&R Block tax preparer, died in Makakilo. He was born in Fagatogo, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Soara I. Jr. and Bill, daughters Soana Tupua-Fanoga and Saline Tupua, brothers Ututau and Pe’a, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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David A. Castillo

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

Nov. 10, 2012
David A. Castillo, 78, of Reno, Nev., a civil service employee and an Army retiree, died in Reno. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Belinda Dela Cruz; son David A. Jr.; daughter Sherrie M.; stepson James Dela Cruz; stepdaughter Angeline Kanehailua; brother Maximo; sisters Annie Javellana, Frances Kim and Lydia DeGrandis; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Evelyn K. Yamagata

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

Oct. 24, 2012
Evelyn K. Yamagata, 70, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, owner of Aloha Specialties Restaurant and Ross J’s Aloha Grill, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Larry, sons Dean and Greg, daughters Debra Yamagata and Shelly Kapuniai, sister Helen Nagao, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services held in Las Vegas. Private services to be held in Honolulu. No flowers.

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Prisca Martin Domingo

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

Nov. 9, 2012
Prisca Martin Domingo, 91, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Amante, Joven and Celso; daughter Proteza Guillermo; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Samuel Kikuyoshi Yokomoto

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

Nov. 23, 2012
Samuel Kikuyoshi Yokomoto, 93, of Honolulu, a retired construction superintendent, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Randal H., daughter June N., sister Judith S. Koizumi and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Congregational Church, 2651 Pali Highway. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Manh Hongphao

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

Nov. 23, 2012
Manh Hongphao, 81, of Honolulu died in Waipahu. She was born in Laos. She is survived by sons Thongsay, Chomphanh, Phaiboun and Thoune; daughters Maly Phaly and Sisomphou Hongphao; a brother; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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James Paul Ignatowski

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

Nov. 19, 2012
James Paul “Iggy” Ignatowski, 78, of Mililani, a retired supply specialist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Air Force veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. He is survived by son Lee P., daughter Marlene Ignatowski-Melendez, hanai daughter Nani Crawford, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church, 20 W. Wakea Ave., Kahului. Mass at noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Makawao Veterans Cemetery, Maui. Casual attire.

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Shiu Chun So Lum

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

Nov. 4, 2012
Shiu Chun So Lum, 89, of Honolulu, a kitchen helper, died in Maluhia Care Home. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by husband Wai Kue, son John Hoi Ming Wu, daughter Lai Kuen Wilson, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services held. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Friday.

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Frederick L. Meyer Jr.

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

Nov. 20, 2012
Frederick L. Meyer Jr., 81, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Transport Service truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Frederick L. III, Kurt and Aaron; daughters Theresa Meyer and Kellyanne Sabalboro; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Honolulu. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Sister M. Petra Miyashiro

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

Nov. 24, 2012
Sister M. Petra Miyashiro, 85, of Honolulu, a registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Honohina, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers Merv and Warren, and sisters Mertle Oganeku and Kiyoko Shimabukuro. Visitation: 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Convent, 2715 Pamoa Road, Honolulu. Services: 4:30 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Sisters of St. Francis Retirement Fund, 2715 Pamoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Nora K. Muraoka

Posted On December 1st, 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, 1419 10th Ave. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Mary Haulani Nakaahiki

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

Nov. 26, 2012
Mary Haulani Nakaahiki, 88, of Lihue, a homemaker, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Patrick, Wilbert and Wilfred; daughter Victoria Victorino; sister Elizabeth Pak; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai, Kauai. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Aloha attire.

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Shaun Arakawa

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

Nov. 25, 2012
Shaun Arakawa, 26, of Pearl City, a barista at Starbucks Pearlridge, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Norman and Alice, and sisters Charmaine Uchimura and Sherri Turner. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha or casual attire.

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Shirley Doligosa Sebastian

Posted On December 1st, 2012 -

Nov. 28, 2012
Shirley Doligosa Sebastian, 64, of Honolulu, a certified nursing aide, died in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Paul P., son Paul D. and numerous brothers and sisters. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Darrel D. Gionson Sr.

Posted On November 30th, 2012 -

Nov. 13, 2012
Darrel D. Gionson Sr., 62, of Ewa Beach, a retired rigger at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a Navy veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Darrel Jr. and Daniel; daughters Germaine Moniz, Leah Gionson and Shantel Quinoez; hanai daughters Pamela Paredes, Cindy Lonzaga and Tina Scott; brothers Patrick, Glen and Julian Jr.; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Masamitsu Mayekawa

Posted On November 30th, 2012 -

Sept. 7, 2012
Masamitsu Mayekawa, 84, of El Cajon, Calif., a retired electronics engineer and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in San Diego. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ahren and Daryl, brother Shigeo and sisters Elsie Mayekawa and Marilyn Caruthers. Private services.

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Eugene Wilson Hewitt

Posted On November 30th, 2012 -

Nov. 24, 2012
Eugene Wilson Hewitt, 94, of Kailua-Kona, a retired federal government electrician and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Odon, Ind. He is survived by son William, daughter Karen Thornton, brother Roy, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. No services.

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Avis Morigawara

Posted On November 30th, 2012 -

Nov. 17, 2012
Avis Morigawara, 56, of Aiea, a professional nonfaculty employee of the University of Hawaii Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George, son Kai, daughter Mika Mitsuyoshi, parents Fusae and Harold T. Sawada, brother Michael Sawada and three grandchildren. Private services.

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John Leo Aiona

Posted On November 30th, 2012 -

Nov. 16, 2012
John Leo Aiona, 77, of Waianae, a retired apartment and duplex maintenance manager and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Kalawao, Molokai. He is survived by wife Constance S. and brother Peter Kupele. Private services.

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Wan Ying Choi Hu

Posted On November 30th, 2012 -

Nov. 9, 2012
Wan Ying Choi Hu, 86, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Zhongshan, China. She is survived by stepsons Wai Inn and Wei Men; stepdaughters Dip Wu Wu, Feng Wu Liao and Grace Kuang; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation and Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, Chapel of the Flowers. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Ruth Kuulei Okamura

Posted On November 30th, 2012 -

Nov. 6, 2012
Ruth Kuulei Okamura, 81, of Kaneohe, a nurse, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert, William and Micheal; daughters Kathleen Okamura and Donna Dedrick; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe second ward, 45-150 Waikalua Road. Services: 11:30 a.m. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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