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Aaron Hatsuo Oshiro

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 8, 2012
Aaron Hatsuo Oshiro, 50, of Aiea, a waiter, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Amy; mother Sally Matsumoto; stepfather Hisashi Matsumoto; sisters Lorene Higa and Liane Tanigawa; stepbrothers Dr. Bryan, Dr. Roy and Guy Matsumoto; and stepsisters Joy Tanji and Gwen Kojima. Private services. No monetary offerings. Condolences may be sent to: iamsam@hawaiiantel.net.

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Richard Kunio Hamada

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 14, 2012
Richard Kunio Hamada, 92, of Honolulu, a retired federal government general foreman at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran who served in the 100th Battalion in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife July N., daughter Janice Clements, sister Amy Watanabe and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Henrietta Daisy Perreira

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Aug. 30, 2012
Henrietta Daisy Perreira, 84, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son Darrell, daughter Stephanie Bragalone, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Arthur En Kui Ah Loo Jr.

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 10, 2012
Arthur En Kui Ah Loo Jr., 68, of Waipahu, a retired fire captain, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leina‘ala; son Dexter; daughters Irene Mayan and Leina‘ala Ah Loo; brothers Alvin, Patrick, Warren Sam and Henry; sisters Joy Medeiros, Faith Fernandez and Hope Ah Loo; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Kalihi, 720 N. King St. Services: 6 p.m. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Stanley G. Harlan

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 12, 2012
Stanley G. Harlan, 90, of Kaneohe, a plant engineer and a Navy veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Riverside, Calif. He is survived by wife Billie; sons Robert, Stanley Jr. and John; daughter Karen Harlan Wetterlind, sister Jeanne Drury, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Elaine Noriko Sakaitani

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Aug. 22, 2012
Elaine Noriko Sakaitani, 93, of Honolulu, a Palama Settlement nutritionist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sisters Alice Nakano and Laura Bingo. Private services.

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Emelia Bettencourt

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 8, 2012
Emelia “Peaches” Bettencourt, 67, of Kaaawa, a retired government employee, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Virginia L.K. Bettencourt Reeves. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Waikane. Mass: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

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Florence Shizuko Kamei

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 15, 2012
Florence Shizuko Kamei, 108, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a former Kauai Island Tours guide, died in Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Janet Watanabe, 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Kameichi Shimizu

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 8, 2012
Kameichi Shimizu, 85, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired auto mechanic, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Helen, sons Wayne and Clyde and brother Kazuki “Arrol.” Private services.

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Doris F. Crowell

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Aug. 8, 2012
Doris F. Crowell, 92, of Waimea, Kauai, a retired public school teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons George K., Robert I., Mel and Dee; brother Richard Fukuda; sister Mary Chang; and eight grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: doriscrowell.com.

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Shirlee Humphrey Liberman

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Aug. 15, 2012
Shirlee Humphrey Liberman, 90, of Honolulu, a retired personnel specialist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Connecticut. She is survived by stepson Terry. Services held.

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Takumi Shirakawa

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 4, 2012
Takumi Shirakawa, 89, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a retired University of Hawaii extension agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waiohinu. He is survived by wife Lenore; son Ray; daughters Patti Shirakawa and Faye Korenaga; sisters Kayono Koike, Nancy Yokota and Sumie Hamamoto; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. No monetary offerings.

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Mary Tagle Ellasos

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 13, 2012
Mary Tagle Ellasos, 94, of Waialua died in Waialua. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Errol E. and Gilbert W. Kilantang; daughters Barbara J. Orillo, Carmencita M. Isabelo and Donna Imbo; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Dionicio C. Luis

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 1, 2012
Dionicio C. “Dinny” Luis, 81, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired drywall hanger, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Dolores D., daughters Corina Nihipali and Roxanne Laguatan, sisters Connie Bobiles and Helen Ugale, 18 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Bruce Moore Stillians

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 16, 2012
Bruce Moore Stillians, 81, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii English literature professor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Iowa. He is survived by wife Marva. Private services.

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Robert Ellis

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 10, 2012
Robert Ellis, also known as “Bob” and “Kumu,” 88, of Honolulu, a retired computer art and graphics designer and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Nawiliwili, Kauai. He is survived by brother Patrick H.; and sisters Edith U. Ellis, Winona E. Rubin and Dorothy Zeffiro. Private services.

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Crystal Levonne Lundy

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 11, 2012
Crystal Levonne Lundy, 60, of Pearl City, a Navy retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Savannah, Ga. She is survived by brothers James and Charles; and sisters Edith Roberson, Linda Robinson and Cynthia Thompson. Private services.

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Horace Edward Stoessel

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 16, 2012
Horace Edward Stoessel, 82, of Kapaa, Kauai, a professor at King College in Bristol, Tenn., died at home. He was born in Mississippi. He is survived by wife Phyllis, daughters Deborah Walker and Elizabeth Lee, sisters Evelyn Lassabe and Edwina Hare, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Joseph Fernandez Sr.

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 13, 2012
Robert Joseph Fernandez Sr., 80, of Kahului, a retired Maui Police Department sergeant and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Barbara J., sons Robert J. Jr. and William A., daughters Yvonne Kanoa and Darlene Kuailani, sister Myrtle Pszyk and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Lary Shinhei Nakamine

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

July 12, 2012
Lary Shinhei Nakamine, 87, of Aiea died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Torae, daughters Lori Overbay and Vera Matsumoto, brother Charles, sister Anita Korenaga, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Seisho Tomoeda

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 11, 2012
Seisho Tomoeda, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station engineer, died at home. He was born in North Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Marian M., son Jason H. and brother Charles K. Private services.

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Celso Ramel Fontanilla

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 12, 2012
Celso Ramel Fontanilla, 60, of Honolulu, a janitor for the Association of Apartment Owners at Hawaii Kai Peninsula, died in Honolulu. He was born in Luna, Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by wife Erlinda “Linda;” son Melvin; daughters Claire F. Agustin andDanette Fontanilla; brother Pedro; sisters Solidad Andres, Sioning Galapon, Lilia Miguel and Isabel George; stepsister Agnes Fontanilla-Pedraza; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Karl K. Nishimoto

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Aug. 30, 2012
Karl K. “Kiyomi” Nishimoto, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Meadow Gold Dairies employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eva, son Erik, daughters Yvonne Tanaka and Carla Nishimoto, sister Sumi Khim and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Dolliver Zaiger

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 9, 2012
Dolliver “Jim” Zaiger, 91, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired plant pathologist and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ross, Iowa. He is survived by wife Janice L.J., sons KImo Kalani and Keo Kanani, daughters Maia Lani Zaiger Daugherty and Mara Nani Zaiger Phipps, brothers Floyd and Jake, sisters Minnie Fancher and Leoris Rager and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

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Toribio Terry Gascon Jr.

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 9, 2012
Toribio Terry Gascon Jr., 71, of Honolulu, a former Hawaii Ecumenical Housing food service manager, an Army veteran and a retired chef for Rudy’s Italian Restaurant, Catering by Angels, Henry Loui’s, Chi-Chi’s Kahala Mall and the Elks Club, died in Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by sons Tobias and Benjamin; daughters Teri-Dyn and Dorina Mae Gascon, Adrianne Terlep and Janine Tenorio; brother Larry; sister Theresa Greer; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Private committal services. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Fred Takuzo Nomura

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 3, 2012
Fred Takuzo Nomura, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Department of the Navy lithograph pressman and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy M., son Gary J., daughter Leigh E. Ito, brother George M., sister Kiyoko and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Leonard S. Gonsalves

Posted On September 20th, 2012 -

Sept. 3, 2012
Leonard S. Gonsalves, 68, of Ewa Beach, a retired state Department of Corrections employee and a Navy veteran, died in Kona, Hawaii. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Anita, sons William S. and Michael J., daughter Teresa and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Richard Junio Hamada

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

Sept. 14, 2012
Richard Kunio Hamada, 92, of Honolulu, a retired federal government general foreman at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran who served in the 100th Battalion in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife July N., daughter Janice Clements, sister Amy Watanabe and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

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Yoshie Tanaka

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

Aug. 8, 2012
Yoshie Tanaka, 91, of Pearl City died in Aiea. She was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. She is survived by son Randal, daughter Naomi Tanabe, brother Nobuchika Santo, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Harry Hiroo Hashimoto

Posted On September 19th, 2012 -

Sept. 15, 2012
Harry Hiroo Hashimoto, 84, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. No known survivors. Visitation: noon Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. No flowers.

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