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Lawrence Hiromu Fujikawa

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July 25, 2012
Lawrence Hiromu “Larry” Fujikawa, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii employee, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Judy S., son Lyle H., daughter Kristi R., brother Andrew, sister Sharon Shinno and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Tetsuo Matsumoto

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July 11, 2012
Tetsuo Matsumoto, 92, of Palatine, Ill., a retired Punahou School maintenance worker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Michael and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Jodo Mission of Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Siva’a Simeaota

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July 22, 2012
Siva’a Simeaota, 89, of Nanakuli died in Wahiawa. She was born in Poloa, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Simeaota Mua; sons the Revs. Siaki Penitito, Taleni Sula and Teiano Mua; daughters Lafoga Sagapolutele, Liaina Sula, Sailiaga Avega and Faafetai Numera; 50 grandchildren; 105 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at Malaesaili Church, 87-140 Kahau St., Waianae. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Carolina Galvez Gascon

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July 11, 2012
Carolina Galvez “Carling” Gascon, 70, of Ewa Beach, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard housekeeper, died in the Philippines. She was born in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by husband Marcelino B.; son Guillermo; daughters Elsie Badua, Delia Cinco, Elena Pascua, Cecilia Flores, Liza Gugudan, Helen Sonan, and Perla and Cherry Gascon; sisters Maria Borillo and Carmen Pimentel; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Stephen Lee Mauk

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June 23, 2012
Stephen Lee Mauk, 66, of Honolulu, a building contractor and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by companion Lani Lofgren, sons Jacob and Benjamin, daughters Ginger Lee Escobedo and Satin Marie Greene, sister Valerie and three grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society.

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Marcelina P. Teocson

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July 23, 2012
Marcelina P. Teocson, 89, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines. She is survived by sons Neo, Ben, Rey and Mark; daughters Aida, Mely and Coring Teocson, and Susan Solomon; sister Leodora Socao; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Sueo Hashimoto

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Aug. 1, 2012
Sueo Hashimoto, 95, of Lihue, an irrigation section head with the sugar industry, died at home. He was born in Halehaka, Kauai. He is survived by sons Wayne and Blaine, daughters Joyce Hashimoto and Jo-Ann Nakabayashi and sister Asayo Sakahara. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Baptist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

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Richard Yet Chu Lee

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July 27, 2012
Richard Yet Chu Lee, 92, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired farmer, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yuke Quai; son David N.F.; brothers Robert and Joe; sisters Elizabeth, Loretta and Violet Lee and Daisy Mak and Nancy Van Cleave; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home in Hilo. Services: 10 a.m.

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Kenneth E. Adams

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Aug. 4, 2012
Kenneth E. Adams, 82, of Kihei, Maui, a retired manager, died at home. He was born in Granger, Wyo. He is survived by wife Gladys, sons Larry and Craig, daughters Wendy Leddy and Lori Swenson, and seven grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday on the grassy area adjacent to Kihei Surfside. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com

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Bonifacio Sambo Tumaneng Sr.

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July 21, 2012
Bonifacio Sambo Tumaneng Sr., 70, of Lihue died in Honolulu. He was born in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Carlina; sons Armin, Bonifacio Jr., Vicente and Carbonn; daughter Lida; brother Severo; sister Esperanza Yago; and eight grandchildren. Services and burial to be held in the Philippines.

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Herbert Pualiialoha Ishibashi Sr.

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Aug. 5, 2012
Herbert Pualiialoha Ishibashi Sr., 81, of Hilo, a retired electrical contractor, former owner of Aloha State Electric and an Army veteran who served in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mona, sons Pua Jr. and Skylane, daughters Roxie Tubbs and Star Alameda, brother Vida, sister Lorraine, 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

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Domingo Lopes

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July 19, 2012
Domingo “Sonny” Lopes, 93, of Pearl City, a retired Honolulu Rapid Transit/MTL bus driver, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen Lopes; daughters Cynthia Simafranca, Aileen Shim and Dale Tanimoto; sisters Ethel Seguirant and Rachel Pacheco; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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G. Philip Bickel

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Aug. 3, 2012
G. Philip Bickel, 86, of Lihue, a Navy veteran and 3M Co. employee in Japan and Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Patricia, daughters Lindsay Kamm and Cinthia Walker, brother Alan, sister Elizabeth Tunilo and four grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Rotary Club of Poipu or St. Michael’s Endowment Fund.

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Ron Valenciana

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July 29, 2012
Ron Valenciana, 59, of Haleiwa, publisher of North Shore News and pastor of Once a Month Church in Haleiwa Beach Park, died in Haleiwa. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Alexia P., son Gabriel, mother Ruth, brother Ted, sisters Cynthia Harmon and Elizabeth Huerta, and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Waialua Community Association Center, 66-434 Kamehameha Highway. Services: 4 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Aug. 26 at Haleiwa Beach Park, following Once a Month Church service. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

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Erma Evelyn Johnson

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Aug. 3, 2012
Erma Evelyn Johnson, 99, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Carson, N.D. She is survived by sons Bruce and Scott, daughter Patricia, and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Johnson’s home in Manoa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to PBS Hawaii or Hawaii Bicycling League.

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Eryn Jessica O’Shaughnessy

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Aug. 4, 2012
Eryn Jessica “Cabby” O’Shaughnessy, 23, of Kapahi, Kauai, a Scotty’s Beachside BBQ waitress, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by parents Kevin and Sandi and grandparents Carol O’Shaughnessy and Michael and Helaine Perel. Celebration of life: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Kealia Beach.

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Hildgund Bucky

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July 19, 2012
Hildgund “Hildy” Bucky, 88, of Honolulu, founder of Hildgund at Dawkins Benny, died at home. She was born in Germany. She is survived by son Alan Zukerkorn, daughters Malulani Eccleshall and Laola Simmons, stepsons Bruce and Paul, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Mary Ann Vea

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June 25, 2012
Mary Ann Vea, 57, of Waianae, a Waianae Coast Community Health Center medical receptionist, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Ronald Vea Jr. and Lyle Bonilla; daughters Shilo Noa, Princess Echo Naki and Rondalee and Emily Rose Vea; brothers George Palolo Jr., Gilbert Lee and Don, Daniel and Donald Batalona; sisters Lucille Fernandez, Annette Ramsey, Jennifer Lichter and Stephanie Ozoa; and 22 grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at SGI-USA Hawaii Culture Center, 2729 Pali Highway, Honolulu. Scattering of ashes: noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Maili Beach Park across from the 76 Gas Station. Casual attire.

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Meheroo Jussawalla

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July 29, 2012
Meheroo Jussawalla, 89, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Honolulu, an East-West Center researcher and an economics professor at the University of Hawaii and East-West Center, will be remembered in services 4 p.m. Sunday at Unity Church of Hawaii, 3608 Diamond Head Circle. She died in Albuquerque. She was born in Secunderabad, India. She is survived by daughter Feroza. Casual or aloha attire. Donations suggested to Unity Church of Hawaii, Meheroo Jussawalla fund for the education of interns.

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Anatalia A. Obatay

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July 30, 2012
Anatalia A. Obatay, 82, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by companion Kenneth Tyau; sons Anthony “Tony” and Dennis Obatay and David “Obatay” Mindoro; daughters Katherine Simeona, Abigail Farm and Shirley Ann Obatay; brothers Nicasio “Nicky” Ridiros and Franklin Augustiro; sisters Flora Baula, Vicky Eye, Nancy Luat and Pat Garcia; 25 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann Parish, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, 45-425 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Bernice Char Choy

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July 20, 2012
Bernice Char Choy, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Gas Co. inventory clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Brian J.J., Reynold J.L. and Dexter J.L.; brother Albert Char; sister Adeline Char; four grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. No flowers.

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Nancy Johnston Walker

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Aug. 3, 2012
Nancy Johnston Walker, 90, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Port Leyden, N.Y. She is survived by son Henry A. “Ren” III, daughter Susan W. Kowen and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of St. Andrew.

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Joaquin Kahalehoe Jr.

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Aug. 2, 2012
Joaquin Kahalehoe Jr., 70, of Haiku, Maui, a retired maintenance worker at Kula Hospital, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Frances; sons Joaquin III and William “Billy”; daughters Maryjane Kahalehoe, Joelaine DeLuze and Joy Puckett; mother Maryann; brother William; sister Margaret P. Kahalehoe-Bair; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Aloha attire. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Tadashi Okuda

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July 11, 2012
Tadashi Okuda, 89, of Kula, Maui, a retired Maui Palms Hotel maintenance supervisor, died in Kula. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Mildred “Millie”; son Darryl; daughter Charlene Sumida; brothers Shigeo, Michio “Mike,” Fumio “Donald” and Yukio; and sisters Haruko “Nora” Mackey and Ayako Ventura. Private services.

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Benjamin A. Drose

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July 28, 2012
Benjamin A. “Chico” Drose, 79, of Citrus Springs, Fla., an Air Force flight engineer and Eastern Airlines jet mechanic, died in Kailua. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Kay; sons W. Craig, B. Alex and Derek; brothers Clarence and Steven; sisters Betty Souza and Anita Belles; and a grandchild. Services held in Citrus Springs.

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Franklin Kung Sun Kam

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July 29, 2012
Franklin Kung Sun Kam, 71, of Honolulu, a procurement and property management clerk for the University of Hawaii at Manoa, died at home. He was born in Waipahu-Ewa. He is survived by wife Heather and brother Victor K.K. Services pending. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Philip Onga

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July 13, 2012
Philip Onga, 90, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Puna Sugar Co. assistant industrial relations director and former chairman of the Hilo County Police and Liquor commissions, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Rosanne Phyllis Hayakawa, sisters Josephine Ah You and Elizabeth Abing, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Pamela Lee Langer Fay

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Aug. 2, 2012
Pamela Lee Langer Fay, 62, of Keaau, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by brother Charles Langer, sister Gloria Elder and two grandchildren. For more information, call Gloria Elder at 541-951-1059. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Marie Kogawara

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July 19, 2012
Marie Kogawara, 90, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by nephews James, Michael, Dennis and David; and nieces Katherine, Barbara and Cynthia. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Richard Hon Sung Pang Jr.

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July 3, 2012
Richard Hon Sung Pang Jr., 69, of Waianae, a retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter and Coast Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Josephine; sons Richard III, Russell, Ryan and Royden; stepsons Robert, Dominique, Kevin, Frank, Richard and Tracy; daughter Robin Maganaris; stepdaughters Sarah, Catharine and Susan; mother Hannah Bailey-Pang; sisters Rose Sagon, Hannah Idemoto, Elizabeth Flores, Lillian Pagan and Bertha Drayson; six grandchildren; 35 step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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