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Christopher Thomas Riihimaki

Posted On January 10th, 2015 -

Jan. 2, 2015
Christopher Thomas Riihimaki, 25, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Hingham, Mass. He is survived by mother Julia K., brother Matthew Pike, sister Krista and grandmother Jang Moon Ja. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Sylvianne Li Chun

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Aug. 25, 2014
Sylvianne Li Chun, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Waipahu Intermediate School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lorin and Gerin, daughters Gerianne Lee and Laurianne Chun, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jonathan Louis Sasan Tanodra

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Dec. 15, 2014
Jonathan Louis Sasan Tanodra, also known as “JT Punisher” and “Hellzzarmy,” 53, of Ewa Beach, a retired Honolulu Police Department officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Valerie M.; sons Jonathan, Jensen and Jay; parents Juan and Beverly; brothers Stephen and Christopher; and sisters Cecily Lewis, Jana Trazo, Phyliss “Coochie” Cayan, Valerie Kincaid, Edna C. Woodrow “Sonny” Jones and Lola Tanodra. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Tomio Fujimoto

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Dec. 29, 2014
Tomio “Tommy” Fujimoto, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controller at Diamond Head Crater and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Kainehe, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Agnes I., son Derek I., daughters Sharleen Y. Fujimoto and Patti A. Sanpei, brothers Richard and Donald, sister Suzuko Iha, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Yukihiro Tokunaga

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Dec. 24, 2014
Richard Yukihiro Tokunaga, 82, of Aiea, a former pastor, died in Aiea. He was born in Palolo Valley. He is survived by sons Stanley and Ronald; daughters Suzanne Tokoro, Rachael Holloway, Sherri Yoshioka, Lisa Ito and Alicia Tokunaga; brother Nobuto Tokunaga; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Updated service information for an obituary published Friday.

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Larry A. Bentley

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 26, 2014

Larry A. Bentley, 78, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Marion County, Ore. He is survived by wife Eleanor L.; son Jeffrey S.; daughters Marcia Yanagi, Peggy Tinguely and Shannon Krska; parents Elba Hamrick and Thomas C. Bentley; brothers James and Robert; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services at a later date. Donations suggested to Kona Hospital Foundation, 79-1019 Haukapila St., Kealakekua, HI 96750; www.khfhawaii.org.

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Frank Dennis Lueder

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Jan. 3, 2015

Frank Dennis Lueder, 81, of Makakilo, a senior aviation electrician’s mate for the Navy and civil service in Pearl Harbor, and a Navy veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Michigan City, Ind. He is survived by sons Frank H. and Curtis S., daughters Yolanda T. Manutai and Sandra F. Brunt, sister Kay T. Thelan, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center, Makakilo Drive. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:15 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Patti Adrianne Briggs

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 16, 2014

Patti Adrianne Briggs, 65, Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Southfield, Mich. She is survived by husband Dr. Glenn. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Arthur Yo Miyashita

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 27, 2014

Arthur Yo Miyashita, 84, of Aiea, retired owner of Aiea Florist, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris H., sons Don M. and Mark T., brother Robert and sisters Iseiye “Naomi” Nakamoto and Annie Sagawa. No services.

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Calvin Clayton Ceno

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 2, 2014

Calvin Clayton Ceno, 60, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Nita S.; brothers Calvert C., Vernon, Wayne C., Julian F. and Guy R.; and sisters Sandra C. Ceno and RoxAnn Sakamoto. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Puanani Ella Maria Montoya

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Dec. 20, 2014

Puanani Ella Maria Montoya, 70, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Rudy Sr.; sons Rudy Jr., David, Tony and Eric; mother Treasa Figueroa; sisters Gloria Ferreira and Merry Figueroa; hanai brother John Hesia Jr.; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Jane Choy Inn Lum Chow

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 29, 2014

Jane Choy Inn Lum Chow, 96, of Honolulu, a retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayson W.S., Clayton W.H., Bradley W.Y. “Brad” and Jeffrey W.K.; and six grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Robert Shigeo Morimoto

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 16, 2014

Robert Shigeo Morimoto, 71, of Aiea, a real property tax analyst, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Harriet N., son Wayne R., daughter Dyann R. Nishida, brothers Alvin and Edwin, sister Claire Teramoto and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Tracy Glen Deal

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 26, 2014

Tracy Glen Deal, 61, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired carpenter, died at home. He was born in Washington. Private services.

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Eleanor C. Morioka

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 31, 2014

Eleanor C. Morioka, 72, of Kahului, a Marsh & McLennan employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband James H.; sons Elden H. and Ross H.; brother John Correa Jr.; sisters Ann-Marie Okuyama, Ethel Kealoha and Thelma Yamamura; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Church, Kahului. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Memorial Park, Gardens of Meditation. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Susan Fischer-Diaz

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Jan. 6, 2015

Susan Fischer-Diaz, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Avon Products Inc. director of corporate communications, died in Honolulu. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by husband George M. Naito, sons Nicholas Diaz and Boyar Naito, and sister Jill Conway. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Mark Robert Naas

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Jan. 4, 2015

Mark Robert Naas, 58, of Kailua-Kona, a charter fisherman, master ski instructor in Vail, Colo., and a Realtor in Minneapolis, died in Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa, Hawaii. He was born in Minneapolis. He is survived by father Robert, brother Brian, sisters Dr. Peggy Naas and Cheryl Alexander, and companion Jodie Feltmann. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

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Cheryll Ann Halsey

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Jan. 5, 2015

Cheryll Ann Halsey, 75, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a state Child Welfare Services social worker, died at home. She was born in Lewiston, Idaho. She is survived by sons Jame and Joel McKenzie, daughters Lisa Lujan and Laural Kiblen, sisters Frances Ritchie and Alberta Cannon, companion David Paul, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Haruo Nakamoto

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 8, 2014

Haruo “Dyna” Nakamoto, 93, of Lihue, a Local 142 Hawaii Division director for the ILWU, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Lily Y.; sons Van and Wade; daughters Arleen Sakai, Marilyn Nakamoto and Gail Kuranishi; brothers Haruki and Wallace; sisters Kathryn Higa and Elsie Takata; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Samuel Takashi Harano

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 20, 2014

Samuel Takashi Harano, 95, of Honolulu, a Veterans Administration retiree and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Wesley T. and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Eigoro Onaga

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 23, 2014

Eigoro Onaga, 88, of Hauula, a Dole Pineapple Co. electrician and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laie. He is survived by brothers Thomas T. and Taketomo, twin brother Eiko and sisters Kimie O. Shores and Asako Kim. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Clifford Lorrin Howell

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Nov. 23, 2014

Clifford Lorrin Howell, 61, of Honolulu, a government worker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Donald A. Jr. Services at a later date. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Maxima A. Pulga

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 13, 2014

Maxima A. “Sitay” Pulga, 95, of Waipahu died in Kapolei. She was born in Aringay, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rogelio Mapanao and Jessie Pulga; daughters Lourdes Agbayani, Fe Manzano and Teresita Ramos; 26 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Russell Emlyn Jones

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 18, 2014

Russell Emlyn Jones, 82, of Honolulu, a retired United Airlines reservation manager and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in New York. He is survived by former wife Elizabeth Maki. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Frank A. Tillman

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 27, 2014

Frank A. Tillman, 91, of Kaneohe, a university professor, author and an Army veteran, died. He was born in St. Louis. He is survived by daughters Janine Tillman and Judy Overdorf. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Tomiko Kameda

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Dec. 15, 2014

Tomiko “Alice” Kameda, 97, of Hilo, an owner of the former Economy Market in Hilo, and employee of the former Pacific Market and Woolworth in Hilo, died in Pohai Malama. She was born in Waipunalei, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Edward and Harold, daughters Janet Furuta and Sandra Adams, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Richard Yukihiro Tokunaga

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 24, 2014

Richard Yukihiro Tokunaga, 82, of Aiea, a former pastor, died in Aiea. He was born in Palolo Valley. He is survived by sons Stanley and Ronald; daughters Suzanne Tokoro, Rachael Holloway, Sherri Yoshioka, Lisa Ito and Alicia Tokunaga; brother Nobuto Tokunaga; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Black or aloha attire.

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Leonard M. Kealoha

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 2, 2014

Leonard M. Kealoha, 50, of Waianae died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Brian Holbron and Kamika Peroff; daughter Leonara; father Kiha; brothers Richard, Kiha, Ellen, William, Joseph and Samuel Kealoha, and Jaimason Bradley; sisters Linda K. Rodriques, Dolly K. Yeepoong, Adrieanna K. Timson, Dollyann Bradley and Sweetheart E. Sharr; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Saturday at Lualualei Beach Park, Waianae, across from Sewers. Updated information for an obituary published Thursday.

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George James Keli’ikuli

Posted On January 9th, 2015 -

Dec. 31, 2014

George James “Big George” Keli’ikuli, 76, of Hilo, formerly of Kaneohe, a retired Mutual Welding ironworker, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Susann; daughters Lisa Heimuli, Cindy Keli’ikuli-Grace and Keokilani Keli’ikuli-Teixeira; son Roy Taylor; sisters Shirley Shin and Delilah Keli’ikuli-Kaimana; brother Archie; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services at a later date on Oahu. Online condolences: homelani- memorialpark.com.

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John P. Alameda

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Dec. 2, 2014

John P. Alameda, 96, of Wahiawa, a former Waialua Sugar Plantation employee, former Hickam Air Force Base mechanic and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Robert, John L. and Wayne; daughters Marie Kaaiawaawa and Hazel Moore; sisters Jerri Rodrigues and Thelma Bowden; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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