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Edith Suzuyo Noguchi

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 14, 2014
Edith Suzuyo Noguchi, 86, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Hugh, daughter Lyann T. Makishima, brothers George T. andAndrew T. Shimao, sisters Rose Nanbara and Florence Shijo, and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Eleanor Mitsuye Okamoto

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 5, 2014
Eleanor Mitsuye “Sluggo” Okamoto, 83, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lon; daughters Mauri Okamoto-Kearney, Erin Okamoto-Coker and Sheri Vandervoort; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Michael Aliifua

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

May 14, 2014
Michael Aliifua, 57, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Transit Services employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kaylyn and son Shepherd. Private services. Online condolences:hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Harry Tamotsu Oshiro

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 20, 2014
Harry Tamotsu Oshiro, 84, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shipwright and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Chieko A.; sons Eric Y., Earl H. and Hans T.; brother Norman N.; sisters Dorothy Moromisato, Margaret Miyashiro, Doris Kram, Betsy Kaneshiro and Becky Nakasone; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Florence Kauluae Cummings

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 9, 2014
Florence Kauluae “Kalu” Cummings, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Queen KapiolaniHotel housekeeping employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sonsMelvin and Samuel, daughters Andrea Hamilton and Moana Cummings, sister Ane Kaaa, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Academy. Mass:11 a.m. Private scattering. Online condolences:hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Janet Tsuyano Otaguro

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 29, 2014
Janet Tsuyano Otaguro, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel waitress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Glenna M. Akahoshi and Marcia S. Toyama, brother Koichi Ikawa, sisters Yasuko Yonemoto and Alice Ideta, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Zion Pomaikaiokalani DeGuzman Jr.

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 27, 2014
Zion Pomaikaiokalani DeGuzman Jr., 16, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Robin K.Poepoe; father Zion P. Sr.; sisters Keahi Pavao, Chantee Poepoe-Vigil, Chyrel Poepoe and Kaleolani Poepoe-DeGuzman; brother Kainoa Poepoe-Vigil; and grandmother Anita Kahana. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services:7 p.m. Casual attire.

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Felix Pacyau Jr.

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 21, 2014
Felix “Don” Pacyau Jr., 74, of Kaneohe, a retired farmer in Waiahole, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Daniel, Samuel and Kenneth; and sisters Shirley “Pua” Kapahu, Marilyn Pacyau andDiane Ahrens-Obedoza. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian MemorialPark Cemetery. Online condolences:hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Monica L.M. Fo

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 14, 2014
MonicaL.M. Fo, 47, of Mililani, an Outrigger Hotels employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Guy, son Dylan, mother Beatrice Manasas, brother Curtis Manasas and sister Lorrie Manasas-Liu. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences:BorthwickOahu.com.

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Nicholas George Spotkaeff III

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 23, 2014
Nicholas George Spotkaeff III, 54, of Kapolei died in Haleiwa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sonsKaiaka Spotkaeff and Kapono Pao, daughters Sasha-Anuhea Kamahele and Niki Spotkaeff, parents Nicholas Jr. and Maryknoll, brothers Kirt Spotkaeff and Paul Hioki, sisters Terrie-Lynn Spotkaeff and Kwai Gaspar, and two grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:11 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Shirley Gould

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 7, 2014
Shirley Gould, 88, of Mililani died in Pearl City. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by sons Jeffrey and Douglas. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 99-210 Heleconia Place, Aiea. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii Foodbank at hawaiifoodbank.org.

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Toshie Takayama

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 17, 2014
Toshie Takayama, 83, of Hilo, a retired cook, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Reid and Hal; daughters Lynne Lura, Jan Inn, Diane Shiro and Gwen Kitamura; brothers Kazumi and Kenneth Yamasaki; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services:10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Nellie K. Ahina

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 3, 2014
Nellie K. Ahina, 67, of Waianae died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Nicholas Hilo; daughter Gina I; brother John Hopeau; sisters Loretta Kekoa, Georgina “Tita” Ho’opi’i, Fanny Hopeau and Annie Au Hoon; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Fred Mamoru Ogasawara

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 10, 2014
Fred Mamoru Ogasawara, 80, of Wailuku, an owner and operator of an insurance company, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by daughter Toni; brothers Reo and Paul; and sisters Lily Sanehira, Katherine Kiyabu, Lynn Sousa and Dorothy Ogasawara. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Deborah Aldosa

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 1, 2014
Deborah Aldosa, 54, of Wailuku, a department manager for the Kahului Walmart, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert; sons BJ and Ronsen; daughter Rihana; father Andrew Debutiaco; brothers Andrew, David and Patrick Debutiaco; sisters Esther Gammil and Nancy Brown; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Thursday at Grace Bible Church, Kahului. Oahu services: 4:30 p.m. July 28 at Maili Beach Park. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. July 29 at Mililani Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Wallace C. Phillips

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 6, 2014
Wallace C. “Phil” Phillips, 64, of Honolulu, a drug and alcohol counselor with the state Department of Public Safety at Waiawa Correctional Facility and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua House. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Julia M. and son Brian D. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Celebration of life service: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Joyce Fay Brees

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 12, 2014
Joyce Fay Brees, 83, of Jackson, Calif., died. She was born in California. She is survived by sons Burton L. and Steve L., four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside committal service at noon Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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Leroy Mahelani Pahaa Quinabo

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 10, 2014
Leroy Mahelani Pahaa “Roy” Quinabo, 55, of Kula, a South Pacific Lumber heavy equipment operator, died in Kula. He was born in Keokea, Maui. He is survived by sons Kanoa and Noa; mother Margaret; brothers Kamehameha, Edward and Kalama; sisters Darlene and Yolanda; and a grandchild. Celebration of life at noon Saturday at Noa’s house. Contact family for information. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Margarita Leina’ala Bueno

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 11, 2014
Margarita Leina’ala “Marga” Bueno, 60, of Waikapu, Maui, a waitress, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Robert Baloran; daughters Tiare Bueno-Moniz and Tiana Baloran; brothers Christopher and Shane; sisters Violet Ho’opai, Marilyn Ka’ahanui, Henereit Taclan and Marsha-Ann Shepherd; stepmother Rosita; and seven grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Letterio Rando

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 27, 2014
Letterio Rando, 77, of Pukalani, a fire inspector, died in Kula Hospital. He was born in New York. He is survived by daughters Rosellen M. Rando and Adrianna Flavin, sister Josephine Farren and four grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date, to be announced. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Amparo Baldes Bulosan

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 11, 2014
Amparo Baldes Bulosan, 89, of Kahului, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Johnny, Damian, Rolando and Reynaldo; daughters Aniceta Magarin, Victoria Tumaneng, Dionie Cabias, Remie Onnagan and Eleanor Aglugub; sister Marcela Manzano; 19 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church. Eulogy: 7:30 p.m. Mass: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the church. Eulogy: 11 a.m. Prayer service: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Celestia Iniba Rohr

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 3, 2014
Celestia Iniba Rohr, 66, of Las Vegas, a retired Halekulani Hotel housekeeper, died in Las Vegas. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Ronald T.; son Ronald T. Jr.; daughter Cely; brother Pepito Iniba; sisters Lerma Iniba, Elisea Masatalia and Visitacion Miranda; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information given in an obituary Saturday.

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Rosita Unico Calderon

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 6, 2014
Rosita Unico “Loly” Calderon, 87, of Wahiawa, a former schoolteacher and Del Monte supervisor, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Cirilo M.; son Andrew; daughters Betty Fitz, Chita and Delia Visitacion, and Elsa Calderon; stepmother Amancia S. Unico; brother Joseph Unico; sisters Mercedes Bugarin and Demetria Toledo; 19 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Prayer service: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Katherine Nina Sheppard

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 27, 2014
Katherine Nina Sheppard, 89, of Mokauea Island, Hawaii, a reforestation tree planter, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Leilani Kellogg, a grandchild, two great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life and potluck: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Keehi Marina Boat Harbor, Sand Island. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Enes Joseph Castardo

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 13, 2014
Enes Joseph Castardo, 61, of Haiku, Maui, a retired certified nurse assistant with Molokai General Hospital, died at home. He was born in Topeka, Kan. He is survived by wife Ona Mae; sons Enes Kaleo, Kurt and Joseph; daughter Lucci; brothers John Guerrero Sr. and Domingo E. Castardo; sisters Carmen A. Flowers, Rosalie Garcia, Magdalene Marie Castardo and Patricia Ann Stanley; and eight grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ale Bishaw’s residence, 110 Farrington Ave., Hoolehua, Molokai. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Baker Takeshi Taniguchi

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 16, 2014
Baker Takeshi Taniguchi, 94, of Waimea, Kauai, an Army veteran, Waimea Bakery manager and insurance businessman, died in Waimea. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by wife Kazue K.; sons Donn and Chad; brothers Hisao, Eisei and Dexter; sisters Yukie Kato, Yayoi S. Toma and Jane Okamoto; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Waimea United Church of Christ, aka Foreign Church. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2:30 p.m. at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Kauai aloha attire. No flowers.

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Charles Shizuo Doi

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 4, 2014
Charles Shizuo Doi, 84, of Pahala, Hawaii, an Army sergeant first class who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by wife Sharie, son Warren, daughter Corinne Doi-Majorino, sister Connie Fukumoto and two grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. July 30 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Samson King Fan Wong

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

June 5, 2014
Samson King Fan Wong, 82, of Kaneohe, a state Department of Taxation retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myrna S.M., sons Terence T.W. and Everard E.W., daughters Alison A.W. and Michele M.W., brother Herbert K.J., sisters Priscilla L.Y. Yuen and Beatrice C.Q. Souza, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. No flowers.

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Richard Jay Furumoto

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 2, 2014
Richard Jay Furumoto, 58, of Wailua, Kauai, died on Oahu. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Amanda “Mandy”; mother Beatrice; brothers Mark and Kerry; and sisters Alix Jourdain, Colene Schaefer and Avis Koerte. Services: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27 at Waiakea “Lihi” Small Boat Harbor, Kapaa. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Iris Naomi Yamato

Posted On July 20th, 2014 -

July 5, 2014
Iris Naomi Yamato, 53, of Kihei, Maui, a state Department of Education school administrative services assistant, died in Kihei. She was born in Wailuku. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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