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William McKnight Jr.

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May 28, 2012
William “Scotty” McKnight Jr., 84, of Irvine, Calif., a retired air traffic controller and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Providence, R.I. He is survived by son David, daughters Sue Weidert and Karen Teramura, brother Peter, sister Shirley Cruickshank, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to American Heart Association.

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George B. Fernandes

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May 27, 2012
George B. Fernandes, 93, of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, a retired state Department of Health microbiologist, a rancher and farmer, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Kapaia, Kauai. He is survived by sons George L., Michael and David; daughter JoAnn Yamaguchi; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine Church, Kapaa, Kauai. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Kazuko Shimizu

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May 22, 2012
Kazuko Shimizu, 84, of Hilo, a manager at the former Sakura Saimin, Kotobuki and Suigetsu restaurants in Hilo, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. She was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She is survived by sons Charles, Steve and Richard; daughter Eileen Onishi; brothers Hiroshi and Minoru Ueno; sisters Jitsuko Kobayashi and Yoko Suzuki; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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William Kapualani Kaohi

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May 13, 2012
William Kapualani Kaohi, 81, of Honolulu, a retired city refuse collector and a Hawaii National Guard veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jung Hee; son Dae Jun Kwon; daughters Roberta Rodrigues, Rogerlyn Kaohi, Jacqueline Bagood and Jung Soon Kwon; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ida Lau Sen Chang Alina

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May 20, 2012
Ida Lau Sen Chang Alina, 96, of Honolulu, a retiree from Alfred Shaheen and Tori Richard, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Marie B. Chun and Carol Ann S.L. Alina, sister Elsie Yuen, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Temalisi Mikaele

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May 28, 2012
Temalisi Mikaele, 73, of Kailua, a homemaker and former employee at Lunalilo Home, died in Kailua. She was born in Tonga. She is survived by husband Ilaisa; sons Mikaele Ilaisa and Tomu K.; daughters Luisa Maile, Kaloafu Finau, Ana Mikaele and Latu Fa’amokioa; brothers Timote and Vaivelata Manufekai; sisters Eleni Aho and Sinisa Langi; 26 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at First Tongan Methodist Church, 41-510 Flamingo St., Waimanalo. Services: 6:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Additional services: 8 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Henry Tuck Heen Foo Sum

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

May 17, 2012
Henry Tuck Heen Foo Sum, 73, of Kahului died in Hale Makua. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Sylvia, daughters Kimberly A.M. Hays and Mary K.P. Dowells, brothers Boniface and Glenn, sisters Edyne Ah Sau and Becky Suzuki, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church, 101 W. Kamehameha Ave. Services: 12:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Norman Kiyoshi Kino

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May 25, 2012
Norman Kiyoshi Kino, 67, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Kyong Hui, sons Chad and Jason, daughter Patti K. Cristobal and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

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George Kazumi Aoki

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

April 28, 2012
George Kazumi Aoki, 76, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a retired salesman, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in South Kona. He is survived by sons Jeffrey and Kirk; daughters Kathleen McAngus, Sheryl Lynn Kaya and Jacqueline Mukai; brothers Tamio Otsu and Isamu Aoki; sisters Sumiko Biller and Chizuko Kudo; and eight grandchildren. No services.

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Margaret J. Moreira

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May 21, 2012
Margaret J. Moreira, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stephen and David; daughters Jeanne Norgaard, Joanne Mosel, Yvonne Moreira and Suzanne Palmater; brother Robert Rego; sister Emilia Souza; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Star of the Sea Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Chiyoko Kono Hamai

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May 20, 2012
Chiyoko Kono Hamai, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Helen’s Fabric salesclerk, died in Infante Foster Care Home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Albert T. and Ernest O., daughter Nancy M. Ikuta, sisters Kimiko Matsumoto and Amy Enright, caregiver Isabel Infante, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Masao Kitayama

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May 23, 2012
Masao Kitayama, 90, of Honolulu, a retired vending machine collector and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris M., daughter Doreen Uyemura and brother Thomas “Manbe.” Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Higashi Hongwanji, 1685 Alaneo St., Honolulu. Casual attire.

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LaDonna Mae Austen

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May 11, 2012
LaDonna Mae Austen, 85, of Hilo, a retired department store manager at Strike it Rich in Odessa, Texas, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Pineland, Texas. She is survived by husband Edmund F. “Denny”; daughters Sherry A. Black, Barbara J. Austen, Jacqueline K. Sauceda and LaDonna M.K. Fincham; brother Robert Ferguson; and a grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Life Care Center of Hilo, 944 W. Kawailani St., Hilo, HI 96720.

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Walter Utaka Motonaga

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May 26, 2012
Walter Utaka Motonaga, 87, of Kaneohe, an Outrigger Hotels senior adviser, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mitsue; sons Masatoshi, Masanori and Alan; daughter Ann; five grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Toyoko Harbin

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May 20, 2012
Toyoko Harbin, 72, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by sons Dennis and Donald, daughter Kumiko Sakihama and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Olympia Carreira Kline

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May 29, 2012
Olympia Carreira Kline, 89, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Isabel McKinstry, Margaret Whitmire and Jean Amell. Private scattering of ashes.

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Grant Keo‘okalani Bailey Sr.

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May 14, 2012
Grant Keo‘okalani Bailey Sr., 93, of Kahului, a retired farmer, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Grant K. Jr., daughters Yolanda “Aunty Lei” Padua and Alice-Anita Nakoa, sisters Hannah Pang and Teresa Figueroa, caregiver Winifred “Aunty Bobbie” Poirier, caregiver and grandchild Leolani, another nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ronald Haruo Nagano

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

June 1, 2012
Ronald Haruo Nagano, 75, of Honolulu, a former executive secretary at the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, died in a private care home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Paul T. and sister Eleanor A. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Harry Urise Hillen Jr.

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April 17, 2012
Harry Urise Hillen Jr., 71, of Honolulu, formerly of Kaunakakai, Molokai, and Kawaihae, Hawaii, a retired Operating Engineers dredge mate, died in Honolulu. He was born in Harrisburg, Pa. He is survived by wife Erla M.; son Chadd M.; daughters Paula “Lani” Follner, Cynthia Seno and Desiree Hillen; brothers Otto, Thurston, Frederick and Allisson; sister Amy Kululoia; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. No flowers.

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Grant Masami Kumura

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

April 29, 2012
Grant Masami Kumura, 50, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Stevedore Inc. machine operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Reece Kumura-Shodahl, daughters Nicole Jalomo and Amber Kamakele, father Kenneth, brother Morris, sisters Candace Kumura and Paula Reginer, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Olomana, 1020 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Frank Bautista Jr.

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April 8, 2012
Frank Bautista Jr., 83, of Ewa Beach, a former farmer at Orians Farm, died in Waianae. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by hanai family members Albert, Frederick and Alexander Orian, and Pauline Sugimoto. Private services.

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Elsie Etsuko Nariyoshi

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May 15, 2012
Elsie Etsuko Nariyoshi, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Regent Hotel waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in South Hilo. She is survived by daughter Lisa Sur and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Phillip Hiroshi Ikeda

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May 29, 2012
Phillip Hiroshi Ikeda, 58, of Kula, Maui, a Maui County wastewater department operator, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Monika Jost, daughter Napuaonalani, mother Cecelia Hopkins, brothers Kent and Clayton, and sisters Evelyn M. Zimmerman and Leimomi Lane. Services: 12:30 to 4 p.m. June 10 at Fort DeRussy, on the beach. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Joseph Hinano Lewi

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May 18, 2012
Joseph Hinano Lewi, 72, of Hilo, a retired heavy-equipment operator, truck driver and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kealia, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Stephanie; sons Joseph Jr., Jason and Kalani Lewi, and Bernie Ku; daughters Jolian Sojot, Charline Souza, Josephine Sextimo, Carrie Ann Kekuewa, Rocky Lewi and Johnette Borling-Lewi; brother Walter; sisters Lillian Bungula and Charlotte Hinomiya-Lewi; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Casual attire.

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Marian Kanani Christine

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

March 26, 2012
Marian Kanani Christine, 54, of Oak Hills, Calif., a hotel industry employee, died in California. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Corrie, brothers Darrell and Peter Woo, and sisters Vivian Kalua and Sharon Ehia. Services: 2:30 p.m. June 10 at Kapiolani Park, section 4. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Christopher Alika Nee

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

May 20, 2012
Christopher Alika Nee, 54, of Kailua, a diver and fisherman, died in Kailua. He was born in Salem, Ore. He is survived by daughter Alyssa and brother Gregory. Private scattering of ashes.

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Walter Kaoru Ikeuchi

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May 10, 2012
Walter Kaoru Ikeuchi, 84, of Honokaa, Hawaii, former owner of B. Ikeuchi & Sons True Value Hardware Store, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by wife Daisy; son Alan; daughters Sandra Fortune, Karen Veloria and Susan Tanoue; sisters Yaeko Kobata and Taeko Ikenaga; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nellie Elizabeth Wiethe Lutz

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May 23, 2012
Nellie Elizabeth Wiethe Lutz, 93, of Honolulu, a retired medical secretary, died at home. She was born in Cincinnati. She is survived by daughters Bonnie Kealoha and Sheree Moffat, and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Central Union Church. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St. Aloha attire.

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George Emery Clifton Jr.

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May 11, 2012
George Emery Clifton Jr., 78, of Wahiawa, a retired security guard for the city and Oahu Civil Defense, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by caregiver Stephanie Cattell; sons Doug Kamae, B.J. Clifton, Chuck Fontez, and George and Peter Tagudin; daughters Larena Clifton, Moniquie C. Fernandez, Donna Souza, Kenui Fretas, Suzi Fontez, Elena “K.K.” Meheala, Julie-May and Tammy Tagudin, and Anna Kalana; brother Jimmy; sister Barbara Sanchez; 39 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mokuleia Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

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Kenneth Nomura

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May 28, 2012
Kenneth Nomura, 66, of Wailuku, an educator and superintendent for the state Department of Education, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Charlotte, sons Cory and Reed, daughter Leslene Lopez, brothers Thomas and Patrick, sisters Barbara Nagata and Ellen Jorgensen, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji. Services: 5 p.m.

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