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Ralph Yutaka Yafuso

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July 6, 2012
Ralph Yutaka Yafuso, 77, of Kahului, a retired Department of Transportation construction and maintenance superintendent at Kahului Airport, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wifeAmy, sons Blake and Matthew, brother Morikichi and a grandchild. Private services.

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Thomas A. Ewing

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Sept. 25, 2012
Thomas A. Ewing, 87, of Kihei, Maui, a retired aerospace quality-control manager, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in San Bernardino, Calif. He is survived by wifeMarie Palmer; sons Andrew, Craig and Steven; daughters Kathryn Tillman, Jan Hedrick andMelani Hamilton; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Alfred Obina

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Sept. 24, 2012
Alfred Obina, 89, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Motors’ Parts Department sales clerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by son James Spencer; daughters Fran Matsumoto, Frances Sagun, Francine Kamoku, Mapu Kama, April Kamohai, Ilima Cazimero and Sharon Pang; brothers Gilbert and Edward; sistersHelen Faisca, Lucy Crivello, Mildred Obina and Dora Zemke; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services:10 a.m. Burial: noon at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Ronald Keiki Yamamoto

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Sept. 25, 2012
Ronald Keiki Yamamoto, 68, of Makawao, Maui, a retired state auditor, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Pearl, son Blaine, mother Yukie and brother Dexter. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m.

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Kallie-Ann Mikala Ray Hughes

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Sept. 8, 2012
Kallie-Ann Mikala Ray Hughes, infant daughter of Brandon Hughes and Macy Vertido of Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She is also survived by sister Kamia N.A. Hughes; grandparents Darlene and Anthony Vertido, Kathleen and Michael W. Cabradilla, and Michael Hughes; and great-grandparents Pacita and Antonio Vertido, LaVerne A. Rickard, Teresito and Barbara Cabradilla, and Harry and Dottie Aranaydo. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Church, Waihee. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Chie Okamuro

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Aug. 24, 2012
Chie “Clara” Okamuro, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Tropicana Sportswear garment worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Masaaki, son Terence M., brother Toshiyuki Takaki and sister Mildred M. Takaki. Private services.

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Reginald Hideo Yamano

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Sept. 17, 2012
Reginald Hideo “Reggie” Yamano, 62, of Bishop, Texas, formerly of Pahala, Hawaii, an aircraft mechanic and a Navy veteran, died in Texas. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by daughter Mika Womack, mother Miharu, brothers Terrence and Wendell, and sister Corrine. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services:5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Barbara Kalanikiekie Kaapuni

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Sept. 11, 2012
Barbara Kalanikiekie “Be’Bop” Kaapuni, 85, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Isaac K. Gloor, Hans and Aaron Kaapuni, and Melvin Hall; brother Donald Keawe; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services:9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, Nanakuli. Aloha attire.

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Thomas Kunitake Omori

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Aug. 31, 2012
Thomas Kunitake Omori, 87, ofAina Haina, a retired Hickam Air Force Base supply clerk, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wifeGeraldine A.; sons Lloyd T. andDaniel K.; brothersWalter K. and George T.; sisters Mie Saito, Toshiko Makida and Emiko Sakagawa; and a grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sumie Yoshioka

Posted On September 30th, 2012 -

Sept. 18, 2012
Sumie Yoshioka, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Punahou School custodian, died in Manoa CottageCare Home. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Neal K., daughterRene E. Burnett and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Betty Cecilia Kahanaoi-Tseu

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Sept. 4, 2012
Betty Cecilia Kahanaoi-Tseu, 77, of Honolulu and Hilo, a federal employee of Hawaii Regional Exchange at Fort Shafter and U.S. Marine Corps Exchange, and a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph L. Jr. and Daniel K.; daughter KathleenI.K. Papalimu; brothers Sylvester, Peter and Howard Garcia; sisterLiberta Delasmenes; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Blossom Suzuko Omura

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Sept. 24, 2012
Blossom Suzuko Omura, 88, of Paia, Maui, an Alexander &Baldwin Properties senior secretary, died in Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Jon, daughter Diane, brothers Hachiro and Harry Uchida, sister Shizuko Kuwada and two grandchildren. Private services.Donations suggested to Hospice Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Alfreda Kaoionapuaonalani Kahalewai Kaimikaua

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Sept. 13, 2012
Alfreda Kaoionapuaonalani Kahalewai “Kal‘oi” Kaimikaua, 61, of Makakilo, an Alu Like cultural specialist, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai daughter Kianna M.S. Kahalewai; brothers Alfred M. Jr., Richard C.K. and Russell H.K. Kahalewai; and sisters Melvamay M. Kahalewai and Mabel H. Avilla. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center. Graveside services Oct. 13 at Kanakaloloa Cemetery, Molokai. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Stanley Shigemi Ota

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Sept. 20, 2012
Stanley Shigemi Ota, 72, of Honolulu, a retired construction worker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wifeJudy; sons Kenneth S. and Brian L. Ota, and Scott N. Naauao-Ota; and sisters Alice Murakami, Ruth T. Masaki and Ethel A. Nonaka. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Robert K. Kamai

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Sept. 18, 2012
Robert K. Kamai, 75, ofWaimanalo, a retired salesman for various national and local firms, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brotherJoseph P. and numerous nieces and nephews. Scattering of ashes: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Makapuu Beach,Waimanalo.

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Stephen Wayne Porter

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Sept. 25, 2012
Stephen Wayne Porter, 59, of Keaau, Hawaii, a carpenter, mason and Marine Corps veteran, died at home. He was born in Cumberland County, Pa. He is survived by sons Stephen, Jeremy and Justin; daughters Jenny Kwon and Alicia Porter; parents Stewart and Peggy; brothers Stewart H. “Butch” Jr., Dennis L. and John L. Porter, and Eddie Bird; sister Cherry Ann Ellis; 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. No services.

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Llewellyn Kauhola Jr.

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Aug. 22, 2012
Llewellyn “Luka” Kauhola Jr., 51, of Aiea, a kumu hula with Waimakanamakamae of Oahu and Japan, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Maika; brothersElias A. Parker, Clement Paishon, Will Peahi, and Kealii and Kala Kauhola; and sister Keahi. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waimanalo Beach Park.

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Francis Tsuneo Sakamoto

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Sept. 3, 2012
Francis Tsuneo “Baby” Sakamoto, 75, of Honolulu, a retired S&M Sakamoto vice president of operations, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lily Y.; son Francis T. “Boy”; daughters Julyne L. Padeken, Joann M. Kwock and Jan M. Vasconcellos; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of theSea Church. Mass:11:30 a.m. Burial:12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Lewis Shoki Matayoshi

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Sept. 2, 2012
Lewis Shoki Matayoshi, 90, of Kailua, a retired refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic for Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gloria K.; son Andrew T.; daughters Patricia A. Oshiro and Barbara A. Matayoshi; sisters Gladys Miyake, Chieko Asato and Toyoko Akamine; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ronald Joseph Silva

Posted On September 30th, 2012 -

Sept. 18, 2012
Ronald Joseph Silva, 65, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Foodland meat cutter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wifeMary A.; son Ronald II; daughter Delinah “Dee”Okita; sisters Barbara Broome, Joanette Kam and Donna De Costa; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Makawao Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Roy Manuel Kaaumoana Barrett

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Roy Manuel Kaaumoana Barrett
Sept. 15, 2012
Roy Manuel Kaaumoana Barrett, 82, of Waianae, a retired Honolulu Fire Department captain and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons William K. and Roy M. Jr., daughtersRoyalette K. Kealoha and Roxanne Felisi, brother Walter, 26 grandchildren, 9 hanai grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita’s Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes:12:30 p.m. at Leeward Kai Canoe Club.

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Yukiko Murakami

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Aug. 27, 2012
Yukiko Murakami, 87, of Pearl City and Paauilo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Susan Sakata and Kathy Nakashima, brother Takeo Seo, sistersToshie Yamamoto and Masayo Hamora, and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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John Melvin Kaiawe

Posted On September 29th, 2012 -

Sept. 9, 2012
John Melvin Kaiawe, 67, of Kaloko, Hawaii, owner of J.M.K. Equipment, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Earlene; daughter Leesa Ann Kam; brothers Charles and Joseph Nahale, Lyle, Lance and Tommy Lance Gomes, Francis Ng Sr., and Kenneth Sr., Thomas and Ronald Kam Sr.; sisters Eleanor and Grace Kaiawe, Debra Sasaki, Jasmine Bledsoe, Sonyamae Fukushima, Barbara Leleiwi, Thelma Macomber, Edwina Booth and Jeanette Kuwada; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at Calvary Community Church, Kailua-Kona. Services: 10:30 a.m. Hawaiian attire. Lei welcome.

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Russellyn Anne Mabuti Marzan

Posted On September 29th, 2012 -

Sept. 12, 2012
Russellyn Anne Mabuti Marzan, 52, of Honolulu, an adult judiciary system supervisor, died in Hono-lulu. She was born in Davao, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jaime E.; son Christopher M. Icmat; daughter Ferlyn Icmat; mother Clarita M. Quismundo; brothers Romulo and Roehl Quismundo; sisters Charlene Marcellano, Jocelyn Gerghty, Pedrita Pecher, Aireene Brandt and Maureene Webb; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday and noon Wednesday. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Fusae Fujii Masumoto

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Sept. 15, 2012
Fusae Fujii Masumoto, 96, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard, Roy, Ronald and Rodney; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Saneterini Amosa

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Sept. 7, 2012
The Rev. Saneterini Amosa, 58, of Honolulu, Areto O Le Ola, Samoa Congregational Christian Church priest, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Amanave, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Lagimaina P.; sons Lawrence L.S.P., Bulamaiviti R.P. and Phillip L.S.S.; daughters Sabrina F.P.A. Sinapati and Doris L. Umi; brothers Poti S., Amosa, Isaako and Asomoe; sisters Kale Liufau, Elisapeta Luaao, Asopa’epa’e Lafoga and Savali Taamu; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Kanana Fou Church, Waipahu. Services: 2 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Oct. 8 at Areto O Le Ola, Samoa Congregational Christian Church, Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

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Walter Peter Paiva

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Sept. 2, 2012
Walter Peter Paiva, 79, of Waipahu, a retired city paramedic, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Walter Paiva Jr., and James and George Heu; daughter Waldreen Heu; stepsons James and Leonard Faria; brother George; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Oct. 6 at Moanalua Mortuary. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire.

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Irene Alves Medeiros Barragan

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Sept. 12, 2012
Irene Alves Medeiros Barragan, 94, of Conroe, Texas, a homemaker, died in Conroe. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son Ronald J. Medeiros; daughters Linda M. Harris, Lolita M. McKinley, Irene B. Henry and Dorothy B. Hammond; and sister Rita Medeiros. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Sally Palacol

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Sept. 19, 2012
Sally Palacol, 71, of Kalaoa, Hawaii, a homemaker and salesclerk and Maxwell’s Landing cook, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Noland, Darrin and Benjamin Jr.; daughters Melanie Palacol and Trinidad Domingues; brothers Demetrio, Richard and Frank Campogan; sisters Connie Perez and Gloria Phillips; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holualoa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Charles Lopes Bonilla

Posted On September 29th, 2012 -

Sept. 11, 2012
Charles Lopes “Charlie” Bonilla, 96, of Waipahu, a retired heavy-equipment operator, died in Waipahu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Gervin L.; daughters Conchita Townsend, Geraldine Kunishige and Mildred N. Martin; caregivers Jonathan Mahuka and Renee Thompkins; 25 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program: 11:30 a.m. Services: noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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