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Robert Masami Ito

Posted On July 5th, 2012 -

June 26, 2012
Robert Masami Ito, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Walter H. and John T., daughter Irene R.Sato, brother George, sister Gladys Hirata and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Ruby Kimiko Lono

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May 23, 2012
Ruby Kimiko Lono, 83, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ruddy K. and Samuel J.; daughters Leimomi Lono-Ho, Marian K. Kapuaala and Christine Elizalde; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Esther Leimomi Downes

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June 27, 2012
Esther Leimomi “Honey Girl” Downes, 63, of Hilo, a travel agent, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons James R. Aiona Jr. and Uppsen L. Downes; daughter Amber U. Aiona; brothers Harold “Brother,” Isaac “Buddy” Jr., Edward “Ed” and Bill “Budu” Kamoku; sisters Mary “Tita” Clarke, Laura “Lala” Kamoku, Patricia “Pattie” Ioane and Coralee “Cory” Kalima; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Joseph Leite

Posted On July 5th, 2012 -

June 30, 2012
Robert Joseph “Bobby” Leite, 76, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, a retired construction worker for Yamada & Sons and Loeffler Construction and a Hawaii Army National Guard retiree, died at home. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Suezette; sons Andrew, Eton and Marvin “Skippa” Butts and Derek McGuire; daughter April B. Wilkerson; sister Dorothy Kaloi; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Mamerta Tangonan Clemente

Posted On July 5th, 2012 -

June 24, 2012
Mamerta Tangonan Clemente, 75, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a retired state Department of Health employee, died. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Julio, daughter Marjorie Pearson, stepson George, stepdaughter Margaret Tanaka, brother Arnolfo Tangonan, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Kapaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Conception Lapot

Posted On July 5th, 2012 -

June 16, 2012
Conception “Connie” Lapot, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Maluhia Long Term Health Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Edward, Michael and Gabriel, daughters Norma Y.L. Amion, Carol Alviar and Lourdes D. Lorenzo and 16 grandchildren. Services held. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Masako Oshiro

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

June 18, 2012
Masako Oshiro, 97, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Douglas, George and Masao; daughter Mitsuko; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Agustina Pascua Bonilla

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June 10, 2012
Agustina Pascua Bonilla, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ramon, Cirilo, Marcelino and Benjamin; daughters Maria Bonilla, Clara Caraang, Casimira Agustin and Ricarda Bangloy; brother Modesto Pascua; and sisters Esperanza Pascua and Rita Fiesta. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Satoe Watanabe Oyama

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

June 25, 2012
Satoe Watanabe Oyama, 90, of Waimea, Kauai, a baker’s assistant, died at home. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by son Irwin C. Sr., daughter Eileen O. Nakaahiki, sisters Tomie Watanabe and Elsie Hegwood, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at United Church of Christ, Waimea. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Church Columbarium. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hermerniam Brown

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

June 18, 2012
Hermerniam “Hermie” Brown, 75, of Waianae, a former employee at Tamura’s in Waianae, died in Waianae. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Harold K., sons Jay and Shane, daughters Lavon Kum and G. Colleen Yasuhara, sister Irma Pante, 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Leopoldo Garcia Palacay

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June 12, 2012
Leopoldo Garcia “Poldo” Palacay, 89, of Pearl City, an Army veteran who served in World War II and a retired environmental specialist for the Philippine government, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Emelita D.; son Raymund E.; daughters Erlinda E. and Fe E. Palacay, Marietta P. Radona and Imelda P. Cosalan; brothers Artemio, Federico, Antonio and Pedro; sisters Trinidad P. Librado, Anita P. Burdeos, Bernarda P. Villadolid, Jesusa Prado and Severina Palacay; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 95-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Peterson Henry Ekela Burke

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

June 9, 2012
Peterson Henry Ekela “Uncle Pete” Burke, 73, of Mililani, an employee at Schofield Barracks and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yong Pun; sons Henry, Ronin and Reuben; daughter Heidi; sisters Henrietta Lyman and Valerie Crabbe; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Carol J. Santos

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

June 25, 2012
Carol J. Santos, 66, of Pearl City, a retired Kahi Mohala operation supervisor, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jerry R. Jr., Steven J. and John W.; daughter Lisa A. Vierra; brother Patrick Kam; sister Ruth Nobriga; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Tuesday.

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David Cavasso

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June 28, 2012
David Cavasso, 57, of Kailua, a landscaper, died in Kailua. He was born in California. He is survived by brothers Cam and Joel. Services: 8 a.m. Sunday at Lanikai Beach (at the foot of Haokea Drive). Scattering of ashes to follow. Flowers welcome. All friends, boats and canoes welcome. Casual attire.

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Easter Matagiolo Tigilau

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

June 15, 2012
Easter Matagiolo Tigilau, 38, of Waimanalo, a City Mill purchasing agent, died at home. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by hanai daughters Chelslynn and Anjolynn; brothers Mathew and Matagiolo Jr.; sisters Sonja Okesene, Leua Gaisoa, Puniloa Chavira, Aiga and Debra Tigilau, Taufua Letalulacaran and Repeka Letalu. Visitation: 4 p.m. July 11 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6:15 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Matilde Ramirez Gose

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

June 11, 2012
Matilde Ramirez Gose, 90, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Reynaldo; daughter Norma Carbon; brother Benjamin Ramirez; sisters Esperanza and Marina Ramirez, and Teresita Kang; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Roy Daizo Yamanaka

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

June 18, 2012
Roy Daizo Yamanaka, 89, of Honolulu, a Title Guaranty Co. insurance title executor and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Gregg T. and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Kekoa Ka‘ano‘i Kauwalu

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May 22, 2012
Kekoa Ka‘ano‘i Kauwalu, 4, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Kirk Sr.; mother Jocelyn N. Sapigao; brothers Rocket Lee, and Louis M. and Kirk Jr. Kauwalu; sisters Loushelle Mahoe, Leishelle Mahoe and Leeshelle Mahoe Kauwalu, and Mercedez, Porsha and Fantasia Lee; and grandparents Bruce and Joyce Kauwalu, and Esitolo and Redine Mauga. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Roy Yasay

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

June 24, 2012
Roy Yasay, 47, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a truck driver and crane operator, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by mother Maria; sons Joseph Licayan and Travis Mawae; daughters Kawai and Desiree; hanai daughter Kelsey Bridges; and brothers Rollin, Marvin, Andy, George, Delano and Chris. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Salt Pond.

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Carol A. Kelekoma

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

June 8, 2012
Carol A. Kelekoma, 50, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Jeffrey K. Sr.; sons Jeffrey Jr., Justin and Brandon; daughters Tina K. Miyoshi, and Joann, Justine, Jamilyn and Carol Ann Kelekoma; brothers Clyde, Glenn and Clayton Higa; sisters Cindy Delima and Lisa Higa; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Burial to follow at Lihue Public Cemetery.

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Sadie Kaanohikula Young

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

June 8, 2012
Sadie Kaanohikula Young, 93, of Hawaii Kai, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gordon M. and Newton K., daughters Amelia P. Maruyama and Donna P. Willing, 20 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaimuki Ward. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Eleanor Harue Lee

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June 10, 2012
Eleanor Harue Lee, 85, of El Cajon, Calif., a chef at Via De Las Campanas Nursing Home, died in San Diego. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Donna Lee-Cristaldi and Tammy York, brother Isamu Uehara, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services at noon. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Hiram Hee Tuck Leong

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

June 6, 2012
Hiram Hee Tuck Leong, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric senior control operator, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Adeline M.; daughters Tracy Ann Hart, Calee Ann Leong and Cheri Ann Cardoza; brother Calvin; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rosalina Pescado Baking

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

June 23, 2012
Rosalina Pescado Baking, 69, of Lanai City, a housekeeper at Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Pilar, Abra, Philippines. She is survived by husband Reynaldo, sons Melo and Roger Membrado, daughters Leonida Etrata and Glory Divinia, brother Conrado Pescado, sister Lucia B. Vidad, 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Novena prayer: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Lanai Filipino Club House. Services to follow. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, Fraser Avenue. Burial to follow at Lanai City Cemetery. Lunch to follow funeral services at Lanai Filipino Club House. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Violet Yeiko Nishiguchi

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

May 29, 2012
Violet Yeiko Nishiguchi, 90, of Honolulu died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Patrick; daughters Harriet Nishiguchi, Georgia Hannah, Kathleen Morrow, Wanda Rhoads and Lora Hingston; brother Katsuki Tanoura; sisters Margaret Miyama and Chiyoko Tamaru; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Laila June Beirne

Posted On July 4th, 2012 -

June 28, 2012
Laila June Beirne, 79, of Honolulu, a retired secretary, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kyle and Kapio Beirne, and Shawn Pacime; daughters Debby Solheim and Robyn Eaton; brothers Daniel and Dennis Sison; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial. Park Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Judith Ann San Filippo

Posted On July 3rd, 2012 -

June 26, 2012
Judith Ann “Judy” San Filippo, 62, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a high school art teacher, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by husband Bill, sons Josh Michels and Hazen Kaul, daughter Jessica Michels, father William Zimmerman and sister Kate Zimmerman. Private services.

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Corazon Vizcarra Domingo

Posted On July 3rd, 2012 -

May 26, 2012
Corazon Vizcarra “Cora” Domingo, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Princess Kaiulani Hotel night cleaner, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Coralynn D. Muae, brother Stephen V. Domingo and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony, Kalihi. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Carol J. Santos

Posted On July 3rd, 2012 -

June 25, 2012
Carol J. Santos, 66, of Pearl City, a retired Kahi Mohala operation supervisor, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jerry R. Jr., Steven J. and John W.; daughter Lisa A. Vierra; brother Patrick Ham; sister Ruth Nobriga; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Kameyo Gushikuma

Posted On July 3rd, 2012 -

May 29, 2012
Kameyo Gushikuma, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alan and Wayne; daughters Roberta Nagano and Melanie Gushikuma; sisters Janet Kaneshiro, Ruth Agena, Yasuko Matsunaga and Mae Chong; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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