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Robert George Shwery

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Sept. 26, 2013
Robert George “Rob” Shwery, 87, of Hilo, a former film editor, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by sons Richard and Brian; sisters Mary Cox, Esther Hott and Roselle Pringle; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Committal services: noon Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

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Lamberto David Brillantes

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Oct. 9, 2013
Lamberto David “Bong” Brillantes, 63, of Honolulu, an Alert Alarm Co. installation and service technician, died in Straub Clinic &Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Ofelia de Guzman Brillantes; sons Lambert and Mon; daughters Happycarl Felix, and Merrycarl and Mahal Brillantes; brother Conrado Jr.; sisters Carmelita Javier, Irene Amarillo, Corazon Williams, Loretta Evans, Virginia Harper and Estrella Improta; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. No flowers.

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Annie L. Silva

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Oct. 3, 2013
Annie L. Silva, 88, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Linda A. Stewart, Tanya A. Silva and Jayme A. Labajo; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Virgilio Ardales de la Sierra

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Sept. 29, 2013
Virgilio Ardales “Vas” de la Sierra, 68, of Wahiawa, a Farmers Insurance employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Legazpi, Albay, Philippines. He is survived by wife Francisca, sons Rafael N. and John N., daughter Teresita D. Todani, sisters Aida Necio and Rosenda Leano, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Maria Ea Tauyan

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Sept. 22, 2013
Maria Ea Tauyan, 90, of Ewa Beach died in Kapolei. She was born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Rudolfo, daughter Victoria Javier, brother Vicente Ea, sister Juliana Laberinto, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Stanley H. Dunn

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Oct. 13, 2013
Stanley H. Dunn, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Navy chief petty officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wheeler, Ore. He is survived by son Stanley D. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 46, 891 Valkenburgh St., Honolulu. Casual attire.

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Francis B. Ulep

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Sept. 30, 2013
Francis B. “Hilo Boy” Ulep, 64, of Wahiawa, a former Waialua Sugar Co. employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lorraine; sons Francis Ulep Jr. and Noa McShane; daughters Rosemarie Silva and Marlene Velasco; stepsons Jason Haag-McShane, and T.J. and Noa McShane; stepdaughter Natasia McShane; hanai son Isaiah Temblor-McShane; brothers Dominador and Elipidio; sisters Aileen Calamayan, Lolita Ramos, Emilia Sibucao and Margie Ulep; and 23 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Bruce Kekoa Epstein

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Sept. 10, 2013
Bruce Kekoa Epstein, 52, of Kailua died in Honolulu. He was born in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by wife Marcy; son Sheldon Orta; daughters Renee Kawelo, and Denise, Nalani, Frances and Sophie Epstein; father Jack; brother Wayne; sister Pearl Cantrell; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Waipahu Church of Christ, 94-447 Apowale St., Waipahu, HI 96797.

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Edith Winifred Laulani Wofford

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Oct. 9, 2013
Edith Winifred Laulani “Ediko” Wofford, 81, of Kapolei, a retired laborer, died in Kapolei. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Steven, daughters Sharon Verano and Jacquelyn Cadiz, brother Eugene Mariano, sisters Rachel Loo and Elaine Mariano, 16 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Services held.

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Caroline Garcia Gonsalves

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Oct. 3, 2013
Caroline Garcia Gonsalves, 94, of Wailuku, a head forelady for Maui Pineapple Co., died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Waikapu, Maui. She is survived by son George W., sister Theresa Edwards, nine grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Wailuku. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Wendell Won

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Sept. 20, 2013
Wendell “Joe” Won, 80, of Makakilo, a retired U.S. Postal Service supervisor and a retired Air Force master sergeant, died in Makakilo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carolyn Beck Won; sons Glen and Eugene; daughters Kelly Johnson, Tracy Williams, Vivian Lanham and Kelly Langman; stepson Keola Lloyd; stepdaughter Queenie Lam Ho; sisters Lauren Rodrigues and Jasmine Won; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude Catholic Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Tiare Kaahumalama Miki Haines

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Sept. 4, 2013
Tiare Kaahumalama Miki Haines, 19, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Andrea and Jordan Jefford, biological father Thomas, stepmother Kapua, brothers Robert Haines and Ethan Jefford, sister Jordyn Jefford and grandparents Francis Borges, Kimi Komatsu, and Dennis and Nettie Ramos. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Sunday at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha or beach attire. No flowers.

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Barbara Kim Yamashita

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Sept. 30, 2013
Barbara Kim Yamashita, 83, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education administrator, died in Hale Ho Aloha. She was born in Wahiawa. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Beon Ja Han

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Sept. 30, 2013
Beon Ja Han, 72, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by stepson Daniel Yang, brother Panwoo, numerous sisters and a step-grandchild. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Hiromu Haruguchi

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Sept. 24, 2013
Hiromu “Hiro” Haruguchi, 82, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Florence Y.; sons Keith, Brian and Chad; sisters Dot Miyamoto and Peggy Matsumoto; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Nancy Y. Isagawa

Posted On October 16th, 2013 -

Sept. 26, 2013
Nancy Y. Isagawa, 76, of Honolulu, a licensed practical nurse, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Steven and brother George. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Robert Yukio Kishi

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

Sept. 24, 2013
Robert Yukio Kishi, 86, of Wailuku, a Frito-Lay delivery driver, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Marian; son Craig; daughter Lisa Kishi-Chock; brothers Tsuruo, Harold, Richard and Toshio; sister Kinuko Hedani; and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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James Yukio Takushi

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

Sept. 21, 2013
James Yukio Takushi, 57, of Honolulu, a city vehicle dispatcher and service writer for the Honolulu Police Department, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Japan. He is survived by parents Kiyoshi and Matsue; brothers Wayne, Robert, Dennis and Larry; and sisters June and Julia. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Yasushi Komamura

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

Sept. 21, 2013
Yasushi Komamura, 92, of Waipahu, formerly of Aiea, a retired C&H Sugar Co. millwright, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Puuloa. He is survived by wife Shizue and sons Irvin and Wayne. Private services.

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Barbara Jean Thompson

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

Oct. 8, 2013
Barbara Jean Thompson, 76, of Ewa died in Aiea. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Jeffrey, brother Rodney Jose, sister Cynthia Camacho, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Bing She Lau

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

Oct. 9, 2013
Bing She Lau, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Emporio Armani tailor, died in Waianae. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by sons Kar Hang “Jonathan” and Ka Hon, daughters Kar Wai Lau and Ka Ching Higa, brother Ping Sum, sister Nora Yuen and seven grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Hawaii Mandarin Alliance Church, Sun Yat Sen School, 135 N. Kukui St., third floor.

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Bobby Gerald Thompson

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

Oct. 8, 2013
Bobby Gerald Thompson, 80, of Ewa died in Aiea. He was born in East Booneville, Miss. He is survived by son Jeffrey, sisters Barbaranel Johnson and Joyce King, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Alice Agnes Ling

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

Sept. 16, 2013
Alice Agnes Ling, 76, of Waianae, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. technician, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Pearl and Jade Ling, and Amber Ballesteros; brothers Raymond and Louis Wai; sisters Annie Mitsumori, Nolana Boel and Roxane Kuwata; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waianae. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Clifford Tsuyoshi Tokuda

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

Sept. 12, 2013
Clifford Tsuyoshi Tokuda, 75, of Honolulu, a retired mortgage document courier and taxicab driver, and an Air Force veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Shizue, brother Steven and sisters Rose Fukushima and Judith Uyehara. Private services.

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Pilhiya Miner

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

Sept. 21, 2013
Pilhiya “Bonnie” Miner, 87, of Aiea, a retired Dole Cannery trimmer, died in Aiea. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Gene; sons Jack, Gary and Ronald Claiborne; daughters Sharon Claiborne, Charmaine Barnes and Debbie Jennings; brother Robert Bontog; sister Ronella Moore; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Cenon Tranquilino Albano Visaya

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

Sept. 27, 2013
Cenon Tranquilino Albano Visaya, 66, of Keaau, Hawaii, a self-employed papaya farmer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Fred Sr.; daughters Marylou Viernes and Genalyn Ulep; mother Francisca; brothers Loreto, Tolio, Jose, Tony, Valeriano and Antero; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Sadako Muramoto

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

Oct. 5, 2013
Sadako “Mary” Muramoto, 87, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired surgical nurse, died in Hilo. She was born in Papaikou. She is survived by brother Glenn M. and sister Roxana M. Uchima. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Rosalie Yamauchi

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

Sept. 30, 2013
Rosalie Yamauchi, 74, of Albuquerque, N.M., a Hawaiian Airlines ticket agent, died in Albuquerque. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by children Colene Montoya and Riichi Shrinski. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Leonard Billote Natividad

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

Oct. 2, 2013
Leonard Billote Natividad, 78, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipe fitter, died inWaipahu. He was born in Mapandan, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonora A.; daughter Marievic Chong; brothers Rogelio, Floro and Domingo; and sisters Aurelia Jallorina and Consuelo Baradi. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Services: 10 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Jim Derrick Neal

Posted On October 15th, 2013 -

Oct. 5, 2013
Jim Derrick “Jimmy” Neal, 56, of Kula, Maui, a Paul Beagle Construction carpenter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet Duey-Neal; sons Kilohana Miller, Grant Milano, Noa Quinabo and Kyle Fujii; mother Eleanor Boucher; and sister Bene Valenzuela. Private services. Contact family additional information and location. Scattering of ashes on Oahu at a later date. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 880180, Pukalani, HI 96768. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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