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Albert Harumi Matsuda

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March 28, 2014
Albert Harumi Matsuda, 79, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lillian, daughter Leanne Niino, sister Dorothy Kansako and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Gunichi Matsuoka

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March 29, 2014
Gunichi “Gunji” Matsuoka, 82, of Wailuku, a retired Maui County Fire Department assistant fire chief, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Setsuko “Bess”; daughters Lynn Carroll, Laurie Donato and Valerie Piano; brother Tokuji; sisters Flora Umeno, Elaine Ishikawa, Jane Gokan and Betty Sakado; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Word of Truth Church, Old Maui Theatre, on Puunene Avenue, Kahului. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Committal services: 9 a.m. Monday at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Rachel Susan McDonagh

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March 30, 2014
Rachel Susan McDonagh, also known as Barbara, Bobbi and Liko, 63, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, an elementary school teacher in Naalehu, Hawaii, and children’s books author, died at home. She was born in New York City. She is survived by cousins Mark Goldberg, Joanie Levine and Martin Schuler. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Thursday at Kahaluu Reserve Pavilion, Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii Community Foundation for the Stein Family Scholarship Fund.

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Ira V. Bailey

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April 3, 2014
Ira V. “Ike” Bailey, 98, of Kaneohe, a retired city sidewalk and paving inspector and a retired Navy lieutenant commander, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Elmwood, Wis. He is survived by hanai son Loren Pelkey, hanai daughter Susan Kennedy, brother Harold Ray Englund and four hanai grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes.

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Yoshiye Nishimoto

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March 11, 2014
Yoshiye “Hilda” Nishimoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired waitress at Victoria Inn, Kaimuki, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clarence, Daniel and Edwin; daughters Elaine Tamashiro and Sandra Nishimoto; brother Thomas Yamada; sister Jane Matsusaki; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Masako Yamaoka Ballesteros

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March 25, 2014
Masako Yamaoka Ballesteros, 94, of Hilo, a Kamehameha Garment seamstress and a Zippy’s McCully counter person, died in Honolulu. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Jimmy M. and Keith K.; daughters Juliet C. Rivera and Joanne K. Kobayashi; brother Dr. Ronald M. Yamaoka; sisters Sumiko Kim, Kiyomi Okura and Fumie Kaneshiro; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Betty Y.K. Okada

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Feb. 26, 2014
Betty Y.K. Okada, 91, of Pearl City, a Lualualei Ammunition Depot retiree, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Doug; daughters Linda Warashina, Millie Okada-Miura and Lisa Okada; brother Timothy Tom; sisters Alice Tom, Jennie Lee and Marsha Ho; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m.

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Franklin Harrison Tai Nin Chang

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March 27, 2014
Franklin Harrison Tai Nin Chang, 79, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaii Stevedores shipping clerk, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Dwayne, Daren and Darwin H.; daughter Dr. F. Healani; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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George Nobuo Oshita

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April 2, 2014
George Nobuo Oshita, 93, of Kapaa, Kauai, a pineapple, fruit and vegetable farmer, and journeyman carpenter, died at home. He was also an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and recipient of three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement. He was born in Anahola, Kauai. He is survived by sons Russell, Clayton and Marvin; brothers Clarence and Albert; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa United Church of Christ. Services: 10 a.m. Light lunch to follow. Burial to be held at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Raymond M. Chang

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March 23, 2014
Raymond M. “Ray” Chang, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Community College physics professor, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Alisa Sarroca and Liana Hallet, brother Walter and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Benjamin P. Perez

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April 2, 2014
Benjamin P. Perez, 75, of Kaneohe, a retired Honolulu Police Department sergeant and a Navy veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Christine E. Miller-Perez, sons Benjamin Jr. and Barry, daughters Bennette Perez and Bettina Bailey, brother Avelardo “Al,” 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mystical Rose Oratory, 3140 Waialae Ave. Services: 2 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Florence Leialoha Peterson Gould

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Feb. 26, 2014
Florence Leialoha Peterson Gould, 91, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jeff, Jonathan, Alan, Greg G. and Cary V. Peterson; daughters Joan Lee and Mapuana Peterson; brother Ben; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Joshlyn Napono Lani Pinao

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March 24, 2014
Joshlyn Napono Lani Pinao, 32, of Kaneohe, a shift manager, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ryan K.; daughter Josyan H.N.; father James W. Waialae; mother Roylyn Solatorio; brothers J.R., Ikaika, Kaleo, Kama, Jessie, Lloyd, Kimo and Solotai Waialae; and sisters Jamesalyn Pacheco-Waialae and Kapua, Ipo and Keala Waialae. Services: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Aloha attire; baby blue was her favorite color.

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Ryan Jacob Hikila

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March 27, 2014
Ryan Jacob Hikila, 19, of Hauula died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Sosipeta; brothers Isi, Tonga, Ta’ani, Kateni, Simione, Bryan, Ford and Clarence; and sisters Mahola Hikila and Suiava Latu. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii North Stake, 55-600 Naniloa Loop. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

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Evon Pa’ahana Strong

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March 26, 2014
Evon Pa’ahana Strong, 67, of Waianae, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Isaac Manewa, Abraham and Sulu Kahele, and Zane Strong; daughters Jenifer Dano, Helen and Emma Kahele, and Anela Strong-Kahele; brothers Augustine and Williama Ahuna; sister Kehau Alameida; 45 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Punaluu Beach Park. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Tolifili Kafalava

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March 28, 2014
Tolifili “Uili” Kafalava, 46, of Kailua, a construction worker, died in Kailua. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Meliame, brothers Simi Kafalava and Taufa ‘Akau’ola, and sisters Fane M. Fisilau, Lupe McDonald, Liliani T. Lua, Louana Mahe, Mina Latu, Mele F. Tu’i, Vakiola Kafalava, Sefiela Lafo’ou, Halamehi Kupu and ‘Akanete ‘Akau’ola. Visitation: 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua Ward, Kailua Road. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Kaluna Yuen

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March 21, 2014
Kaluna Yuen, 89, of Pearl City, a retiree from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died in Pearl City. She was born in Niulii, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George, Michael, Lawrence, Herbert and Richard; daughters Georgia Garbow, Wanda Davis and Pearl Furtado; brothers Kamalo, Silom, William, Solomon, Kamaka and Manuel Yamamoto; 36 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 94-210 Kahualii St., Waipahu. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mildred Kahalewai

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April 7, 2014
Mildred “Midge” Kahalewai, 78, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Richard; son Joseph Aguiar; daughters Darlene Kuwada, Marlene Kaaukai and Daveann Waters; brother Edwin P. Aguiar; sisters Jan Vierra, Thelma Kahakua and Carol Crall; 15 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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James Kanilaonui Zablan

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Feb. 27, 2014
James Kanilaonui Zablan, also known as “Zab” and “Kimo,” 65, of Honolulu, a city refuse collector, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons John and Frank Zablan, and Cameron Zablan-Obayashi; daughters Kristin Spencer, Emily Mamone-Zablan and Ranee Cofran; brothers Nicholas and John; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Mary M. Bronson

Posted On April 8th, 2014 -

April 4, 2014
Mary M. Bronson, 83,of Hono­lulu, a hairdresser, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Honolulu. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

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Albertina Sicily Kapuniai

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March 26, 2014
Albertina Sicily Kapuniai, 92, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James K.; sons Raymond, John and James; daughter Albertina Schroter; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Catholic Church, Nanakuli. Services: 9 a.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Committal services and burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Derek Akito Woodruff Taniguchi

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March 9, 2014
Derek Akito Woodruff Tani­gu­chi, 60, of Kaneohe, an operations manager and buyer, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lori; son Dustin; daughters Nicole Crawford and Sasha Taniguchi; brother Everett; sisters Peggy Ann Abella, Valerie Streff, Deborah Itokazu, Dorayn Dragomanovich and Desiree Koya­nagi; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Suzanne Ely Byrne

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March 31, 2014
Suzanne Ely Byrne, 81, of Hilo, a retired teacher, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Cambridge, Mass. She is survived by husband Ruckman, son William, daughters Sally Flores and Brindan Byrne, brother Bidwell Ely, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services.

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Alida Waoala Kauihana

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Feb. 7, 2014
Alida Waoala Kauihana, also known as “Tita” and “Gramz,” 74, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Samuel “Sammy Boy” Kauihana, Kuokoa K.S. Garcia, Kawena Mederios Jr. and Letomia “Mia” Lupe; daughters Alida “Pepe” Kumuhone, Julianna and Shirley Chock, Casandra “Sange” and Evelyn S. Kauihana, and Estina Olivera; brothers Joel “Kuki” and Daniel “Danny” Keku­hana; sister Minerva “Sweetie” Davis; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at Makua Beach Park, under the kamani nut tree. Services: 1 p.m. at Soka Gakkai International-USA Kaikan. Gathering to follow at Kakaako Waterfront Park.

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George Hideo Tanouye

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March 18, 2014
George Hideo Tanouye, 84, of Hono­lulu, a retired driver and sales employee for Foremost Dairies and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jeffrey, daughter Lori, sister Nancy Hironaka, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Brandon F. Cayetano

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March 25, 2014
Brandon F. Cayetano, 55, of Honolulu, owner and operator of Hawaii All-Star Paintball and Airsoft Games, will be remembered in services 11:30 a.m. April 19 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by father Gov. Ben Cayetano, mother Lorraine G., stepmother Vicky, sisters Janeen and Samantha, stepbrother William and stepsister Marissa Ross. Donations suggested to the Cayetano Foundation Scholarship in care of Hawaii Community Foundation, 827 Fort St. Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813. Updated service information for an obituary published March 26.

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Kyana Makanani Kekuawela

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March 28, 2014
Kyana Makanani Kekuawela, infant daughter of Donna Lynn Ramil and Kristian Kekuawela of Kane­ohe, died in Castle Medical Center. She is also survived by brothers Dustin Ramil-Rivera, Dylan Dudoit and Kymani Kekuawela; grandparents Cynthia Rezentes and Donald Ramil Sr.; and great-grandmother Barbara Rezentes. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ethel Yoneda Tehada

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March 16, 2014
Ethel Yoneda Tehada, 79, of Lawai, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ryan, daughter Diane Andres, sisters Matsue Nishiura and Kay Fukuda, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Gloria Clason

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March 30, 2014
Gloria Clason, 83, of Hilo, a retired head cashier, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in New York. She is survived by daughters Gema Hensley, Michelle Yaris and Lynn Nelson; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date.

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Helen Yoshie Kubo

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March 27, 2014
Helen Yoshie Kubo, 79, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband kenneth K. “Sarge”; sons Keith C.K., Lane R. and Derek K.; daughters Cheryl K. Kubo and Michele K. Hatori; brothers Thomas Toshimasa, Robert and Thomas Toshiharu Eguchi; sister Ellen Matsuura; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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