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Herman Hakaru Nishimura

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July 19, 2012
Herman Hakaru Nishimura, 96, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Bank electronic data processing control clerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret S., son Alan F., daughters Jean E. Nishimura and Mae H. Fusato, sisters Betty Y. Tsumura and Elizabeth T. Nishimura, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Victoria Bachiller

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July 12, 2012
Victoria “Vicky” Bachiller, 82, of Wahiawa, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. employee, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kainaliu, Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alfred and Wayne, daughters Gale Williams and Sandra Bachiller, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Vincent Hanohano Kilakalua

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April 19, 2012
Vincent Hanohano Kilakalua, 66, of Marina Monterey, Calif., a Dean Van Lines employee on Oahu, a retired civil servant for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center of Monterey, Calif., and a retired Army veteran, died. He was born in Nanakuli. He is survived by wife Sanan, brothers Abraham and Samuel, and sisters Hannah Kilakalua and Yvonne Wiltz. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave., Nanakuli. Services: 6 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Sakae Oshiro

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July 27, 2012
Sakae Oshiro, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Dynamic TV Services owner and an Army veteran who served in combat with the 442nd Infantry Regiment, died. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by nephews and a niece. Private services.

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Mildred Baker

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July 31, 2012
Mildred Baker, 81, of Kaneohe, an accountant, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael E. and Edward H. III; daughters Diane T. Baker, Coleen P. Reeves, Judy E. Staples and Erin J. Yost; brothers Leonard Nunes and Kenneth Romao; and sisters Lois Kekoa and Carol Castro. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Gary Koizumi

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July 26, 2012
Gary Koizumi, 52, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Michael, daughters Jessica and Iris, brother Eric and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Patricia Anne Pruett

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July 22, 2012
Patricia Anne Pruett, 63, of Kaaawa, Hawaii, a state clerk typist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ray; sons Aukai, Keola and Christopher; daughter Pamela Costa; sister Glenora Reynolds; and eight grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Aug. 25 at the Pruett Hale, 51-394 Kamehameha Highway, Kaaawa.

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Marina Galutira Baluyot

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July 10, 2012
Marina Galutira Baluyot, 71, of Waipahu, a retired Waimano Training School and Hospital employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughter May Idolor-Callaugan, sisters Mae Agngarayngay and Amy Scofield, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Raymond Kukulu Kuahuia Sr.

Posted On August 13th, 2012 -

Aug. 10, 2012
Raymond Kukulu Kuahuia Sr., 70, of Milolii, Hawaii, a commercial fisherman and retired Milolii Volunteer Fire Department chief, died in Kailua-Kona. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Raymond Jr. and Guy; daughter Shonna Taetuna; brothers Ben and Jack Casuga; sisters Dora Halena, Elizabeth Taetuna and Shirley Casuga; hanai son Ronald Taisee; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Aug. 25 at family residence at Kona Palisades, 73-1081 Makamaka St., Kailua-Kona. For more information, call 443-1285 or 936-0405.

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Robert Myron Smith Sr.

Posted On August 12th, 2012 -

Aug. 8, 2012
Robert Myron “Bob” Smith Sr., 67, of Hilo, a retired County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Worcester, Mass. He is survived by wife Maria; sons Chad, Robert Jr. and Shane; daughter Michele Ayala; brothers Howard Jr. and Jonathan; sisters Dorothy Glendenning, Lillian Woods, Doreen Ames and Nancy Pickard; hanai brother Richard Gallarde; hanai sisters Andrea Przybylinski, Sylvia Todd and Gigi Siliado; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Haili Church. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Po’ohala Bryson Atay

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Aug. 5, 2012
Po’ohala Bryson “Po’o” Atay, 27, of Kahului, a VIP host at clubs in Hollywood, Calif., Las Vegas and Miami, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by fiancee Malia Hudgins, daughter Kalia, father Alika, mother Janet Brown, stepmother Maile, brother Matahi K., sister Moani T. and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Saturday at Hope Chapel in Kihei. Private scattering at a later date.

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Wayne Charleston Kalani Lewis

Posted On August 12th, 2012 -

April 8, 2012
Wayne Charleston Kalani Lewis, 68, of Henderson, Nev., an Army National Guard retiree, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirl; stepsons Gavin Fujita and Earl J. Gordon; daughter Summer Bilski; stepdaughter Velvet Fujita; brothers Arlington, Wendell, Nathan and Spangler Lewis; sisters Azalea Stokes, Gwendolyn Garcia, Alexanne Kano, Renee Logan, Liane Humphrey, Verda Moana, Charmaigne Kim and Michelle Lewis. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Bernard A. Soares

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July 19, 2012
Bernard A. “Sunshine” Soares, 71, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired painter contractor and owner of SS Painting Co., and a commercial fisherman and professional boxer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rita J., sons Derek and Darren, daughter Lisa L., brother David A., sister Johnette Fabra, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church, 113 Kuawa St., Hilo, behind Ken’s Pancake House. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Felipe Barroga Jr.

Posted On August 12th, 2012 -

July 27, 2012
Felipe Barroga Jr., 61, of Wailuku, a Department of Education elementary school teacher, died in Palo Alto, Calif. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Norma, son Felipe III, daughters Claire L. and Christine N., and brother Kenneth J. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church in Wailuku. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Garden of Meditation.

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Ronald David Lospoc

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July 21, 2012
Ronald David “Hoss” Lospoc, 59, of Waipahu, a taxi driver and an Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ronald Jr., Manuel “Kawika” and David Kaleikini-Lospoc; daughters Dahlia Benitez and Evalynn and Jolene Lospoc; brothers Manuel Jr. and Dane; sister Pearl Lum; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Mitsuko Toda

Posted On August 12th, 2012 -

Aug. 4, 2012
Mitsuko Toda, 69, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Nakandakari, Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by husband Richard F., daughter Terri K., mother Kame Shiroma, brother Mitsuru Shiroma and sisters Hitomi, Rimiko and Asako Shiroma, Noriko Taira and Misako Higa. Private services.

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Valentina Tabisola Bermudez

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July 29, 2012
Valentina Tabisola Bermudez, 91, of Kahului died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Sotero; daughters Joan Iverson, Felicidad “Fely” Miller, Patricia “Pat” Bermudez-King and Mary D. Bermudez; sister Rose Guerrero; six grandchildren; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery in Wailuku. Condolences may be sent to www.- ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Alumagafaaola Malala

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July 18, 2012
Alumagafaaola Malala, 41, of Waianae, a Hawaii Logistic Services food sorter in Kapolei, died at home. She was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. She is survived by daughters Ashley Ishikawa and Audra Malala, mother Faletagaloa Viliamu and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kapolei. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Shirley May Valoroso

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Aug. 8, 2012
Shirley May Valoroso, 69, of Paia, Maui, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Duane “Dino,” Randal “Toy,” Chad and Robin; daughters Raylyn Perez; brother Michael Fernandez; sisters Marie Lopez, Margie Cadorna and Geraldine Binas; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Church in Paia. Mass: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery in Haiku, Maui. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Lois W. Carter

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July 29, 2012
Lois W. Carter, 89, of Honolulu, a retired real estate broker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband John A. Carter, son Scott W. Silverman, daughter Beverly A. Silverman and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Shiokichi Nishimura

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July 28, 2012
Shiokichi Nishimura, 88, of Waianae, a retired Heide and Cook pipe fitter and welder, died. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Dale K.; son Paul; daughter Wanda Randall; brothers Bert, Frederic and Naruo; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Laura L. Waiohu

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Aug. 2, 2012
Laura L. “Lola” Waiohu, 73, of Wailuku died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Henry K. Sr.; sons Henry K. Jr., Isaac and Brandon; daughters Hazel Waiohu-Peterson and Iwalani DeLeon; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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David R. DeCosta III

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Aug. 3, 2012
David R. DeCosta III, 60, of Kailua, a self-employed electrician, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Steven and Collin, and sister Laverne Legare. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Teruko Nishimura

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July 22, 2012
Teruko “Terry” Nishimura, 98, of Wahiawa, a retired Liberty House employee, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Marconi, Kahuku. She is survived by daughter Gail and sister Matsuko “Margaret” Kawana. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Yan Qing Wang

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July 28, 2012
Yan Qing Wang, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Zhi Ling Xu; sons Wei Yuan, Zheng Zhong and Cheng Hui Xu; daughters Bao Ying Wong, Xiao Ying Xu and Jie Ying Lum and Li Ying Zhu; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services held. Incorrect information given in an obituary Friday.

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Joseph De Vera

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Joseph De Vera
July 22, 2012

Joseph De Vera, 86, of Pearl City, a retired foreman at the Pearl Harbor motor pool and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Waiakea, Hilo. He is survived by sons Joseph Lopaka Igarta-De Vera; daughter Raenette L. Igarta, Pamela K. Keola, Jo-Lynn P. Igarta, Marlene Texeira, Jo-Anna Herkes, Estelle Catugal and Juanita Kappler; brothers Moses De Vera and Richard, Benjamin, Francis and Rudy Yago; sisters Josepha De Vera, Yolanda Yasunaga and Estrellita Hubbs; 24 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Mildred Hee Oshita

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July 22, 2012
Mildred Hee Oshita, 95, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government clerk at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Yoshita “Charles.” Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Catherine Maydene Devlin

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Aug. 3, 2012
Catherine Maydene Devlin, 89, of Kihei, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. She is survived by sons Michael and James, sister Rhea Burns, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Emma Macomber Puoanui

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July 27, 2012
Emma Macomber Puoanui, 94, of Waianae died. She was born in Waiohinu, Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Millie K. Keouli, Emma P. Pratt and Angie Neill; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sept. 1 at Makaha Kingdom Hall, 84-361 Makaha Valley Road, Waianae. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Violet M.H. Grady

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Aug. 8, 2012
Violet M.H. Grady, 86, of Honolulu, a retired office clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard, daughters Nora Patterson and Nicolette Fritschel, brothers Robert Y.H. and James Y.B. Kim, sisters Nancy and Ethel Kaheaku, eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m.

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