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Walter Ryohei Kuwaye

Posted On March 13th, 2014 -

Feb. 11, 2014
Walter Ryohei Kuwaye, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Title Guaranty of Hawaii senior vice president and an Army veteran, died in Maunalani Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty M., daughters Michele Yoshida and Lori Yuen, sister Marian Kikuchi and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Kitoshi Kodama Matsui

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Feb. 15, 2014
Kitoshi Kodama “Kit” Matsui, 88, of Lanai City, a retired Lanai Elementary School teacher, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Donald, son Darrell, daughter Dorrye Mikasa, brother Tamateru Kodama and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Audrey Akiko Medeiros

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March 7, 2014
Audrey Akiko Medeiros, 81, of Brea, Calif., a restaurant owner, died in Yorba Linda, Calif. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son Johnny, brother Shinichi Fukuyama, sister Kiyoko Fukuyama, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples.

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Masaaki Mizuire

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Jan. 28, 2014
Masaaki Mizuire, 84, of Waianae died in Puuwai O Makaha. He was born in Hilo. Private services.

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Earl Louis Howell

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 5, 2014
Earl Louis Howell, 57, of Honolulu, a painter, landscaper and laborer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Alberta P.; sons Kaleo, James and Jesse Babb; daughters Melissa Kamekona, Donna Labree and Ginnylynn and Makayla Babb; brother Dan; and caregiver and sister Dannelle. Services held. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to any animal shelter.

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Ponciano Gorospe Tomas

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 17, 2014
Ponciano Gorospe Tomas, 103, of Waipahu, a retired Kaiser Hospital utility man, died in Waipahu. He was born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by sons Catalino, Hospicio, Anatalio and Alejandro; daughters Ignacia T. Reyes and Angelita T. Pagarigan; brother Emilio; sister Marciana Gorospe; 32 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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David Osamu Inoue

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 27, 2014
David Osamu Inoue, 55, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher at Mililani High School, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Kazuko and brother George M. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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DeeAnn Lori Isobe

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 20, 2014
DeeAnn Lori Isobe, 55, of Honolulu, a retired Waianae High School vice principal, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents James Y. and Elaine E., and brother Guy. Visitation at noon Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Adam Kolii Keawe

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 4, 2014
Adam Kolii Keawe, 58, of Hauula, a retired operator engineer and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Kamai H.K. Napaa, Rose H.K. Kaiahua, Jennifer L.K. Sutton and Maxine U.K. Kaokai. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula makai chapel. Services: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Sunday-best attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Mary Etsuko Kono

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 23, 2014
Mary Etsuko Kono, 88, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Puuloa. She is survived by husband Hiroshi; sons Elray and Jesse Hegwood; daughter Lorina Bertulfo; hanai daughter Dana Hegwood; sisters Nancy Sellers, Sally Cason and Mildred Pope; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Susan Kay Kuniyuki

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 21, 2014
Susan Kay Kuniyuki, 69, of Phoenix died. She was born in Honolulu. Services held.

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Hang Kwong

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 14, 2014
Hang Kwong, 86, of Honolulu, a property manager in Hong Kong, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by sons Sam S. and Yun; daughters Wun Kwong, Mariana K. Lee and Ching K. Poon; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Sueko Miyashiro

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 2, 2014
Sueko Miyashiro, 93, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Shunichi, son Alvin, brother Eugene Yonamine and sisters Faith Nakano and Kay Yogi. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Joseph Pigott

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 12, 2014
Joseph “Joe” Pigott, 76, of Wahiawa, a retiree from the Department of Defense Electronic Shop 2, Fort Shafter Flats, and an Air Force veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Charlestown, Mass. He is survived by wife Patricia “Pat”; daughter Bernadette R.; brothers Robert Pigott, John Collins and Philip Untersee; and sisters Mary E. Untersee and Irene Pigott. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Miriam Naholowaaokamakaiokapololu Woolsey Jay Reed

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Jan. 16, 2014
Miriam Naholowaaokamakaiokapololu Woolsey Jay Reed, 102, of Manoa Valley, a retired assistant vice president at Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Albert “Eddie,” Bernard and George Jay; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Alexander John Santiago

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 25, 2014
Alexander John Santiago, 51, of Ulupalakua, Maui, a ranch hand and cowboy at Ulupalakua Ranch, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Roxalyn, sons Ioane and Laule’a, stepson Blaine Akiona, hanai son Waylon Kauai, mother Violet, one brother, numerous sisters and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at Ulupalakua Ranch in Kula. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Shanden Kulakamahiaiokamehameha Chandler-Ishiki-Beate

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Feb. 6, 2014
Shanden Kulakamahiaiokamehameha Chandler-Ishiki-Beate, infant son of Branden A. Beate and Sharie N. Chandler-Ishiki of Kaneohe, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Syrian J.P. Chandler-Ishiki and grandparents Kalani and Trina Kamanu, Vernon Beate and Joanne Kintz. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kahaluu Elementary School cafetorium, Waihee Road. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Toru Sasaki

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

March 4, 2014
Toru Sasaki, 97, of Honolulu, a retired federal government mechanic, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Michiko, son Davin Y., daughters Lily T. and Linda, and sister Grace. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Beverly B. Damon

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Jan. 27, 2014
Beverly B. Damon, 91, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Binghamton, N.Y. She is survived by sons H. Dwight, J.P. and Ian; daughter Brendan Ethington; brothers Richard and Roger Salie; sister Janet Winston; and nine grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Sunday at Moanalua Gardens. Updated information for an obituary published March 1.

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Harry Smith

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

June 29, 2013
Harry Smith, 82, of Winchester, Ky., a retired Army first sergeant who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and an employee at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Hawaii and St. Joseph Catholic Church of Winchester, died in Lexington, Ky. He was born in Lee County, Ky. He is survived by wife Joyce; sons Dana, Kalani, Kenneth, Gary and Harold; daughters Pomaikai Smith and Constance Barnes; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Committal services: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Tualamasala Tuvaoga Faamausili

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

March 3, 2014
Tualamasala Tuvaoga Faamausili, 34, of Honolulu, a Kuakini Medical Center transporter, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rowena Poyer; son Frank T. Jr. Poyer-Faamausili; daughters Naomi T. and Leila R. Poyer-Faamausili; mother Sue; brothers Benton, Alvin and Tuvaoga; and sisters Taiala Faamausili-Alualu and Tanara Faamausili. Visitation: 3 p.m. Monday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Saburo Takamura

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 20, 2014
Saburo Takamura, 88, of Ewa Beach, a retired Standard Oil-Chevron refinery operator and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn S., son Michael and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Carol Manono Spillner Goto

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 13, 2014
Carol Manono Spillner Goto, 64, of Ewa Beach, a former employee at Kipapa Elementary School, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harley and Rodger Brewer; daughters Michelle Avilla and Caroline Brewer; brothers Charles, Henry and Alex Spillner; sisters Yvonne Mesa, Peggy Luis and Rachel English; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Updated information for an obituary published Monday.

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Kay Kazue Takashige

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Jan. 31, 2014
Kay Kazue Takashige, 87, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Dean, daughter Iris Arakaki, brother George Y. Nakamura and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Teresa Lillian Greer

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

Feb. 22, 2014
Teresa Lillian Greer, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Sears telemarketer, died at home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Anthony Gascon and Bernabe and James Rafanan; daughters Marie Fukuda, Tina Kwon and Candy DeCunto; hanai sons John and Jamie Tabag, and Jason Awana; brother Larry Gascon; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Siu Sinaloa Tauatevalu

Posted On March 12th, 2014 -

March 2, 2014
Siu Sinaloa Tauatevalu, 31, of Kailua died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Fineehe, mother Tiliani and brothers Viliami, Walter and Kepueli. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Kailua United Methodist Church. Services: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at the church. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Raylan Glen Hedrix

Posted On March 11th, 2014 -

March 2, 2014
Raylan Glen Hedrix, also known as “Aina” and “Cowboy,” 45, of Kailua, a mason and merchant seaman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Cassidy K. Kaloi, brother Lyle and sisters Lorrae M. Ioane and Raenell K. Kaloi. Services at a later date. Donations suggested to Paolani Rehab.

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Sadamu Saiki

Posted On March 11th, 2014 -

Feb. 21, 2014
Sadamu “Sada” Saiki, 88, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired maintenance technician for Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort, manager of Ala Moana Bowl in Lihue and an Army veteran, died in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Reiko; son Nolan Omi; daughters Sadie Sunada, Colette Saiki, Raleen Pascua and Leesha Kawamura; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Florence Yoshino Ichinose

Posted On March 11th, 2014 -

March 4, 2014
Florence Yoshino Ichinose, 101, of Honolulu, a state Department of Taxation retiree, died in Hiolani Care Center at Kahala Nui. She was born in Waipio. She is survived by stepson Dr. Benjamin, sister Nancy S. Oda, seven step-grandchildren and 16 step-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

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Paul Zenko Sakomizu

Posted On March 11th, 2014 -

Feb. 7, 2014
Paul Zenko Sakomizu, 62, of Honolulu, an inventor and musician, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Kyoto, Japan. He is survived by son Jason Eklund, daughter Chandra Eklund, mother Cecilia Y. Takaki, brother David Takaki, sisters Cecilia N. Marchese and Teresa S. Pang, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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