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Thomas H. Nakamoto

Posted On August 3rd, 2014 -

July 27, 2014
Thomas H. Nakamoto, 68, of Kahului, a retired teacher from the Wayne-Westland School District in Michigan and Baldwin High School golf coach, died at home. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Mi Suk Cho, daughter Mindy, brothers Roy and Kenneth, and sister Amy Williams. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maui Full Gospel Korean Church, 390 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Melvin Hayashi

Posted On August 3rd, 2014 -

July 22, 2014
Melvin Hayashi, 72, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Air Force experimental test pilot and director of the F-15 Strike Eagle System Program Office, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. His awards include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit and Distinguished Flying Cross. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Gail; sons Dean and Brad; brothers Douglas, Roger and Glenn Hayashi, and Larry P. Gladden; sister Pam Okimoto; and stepmother Lorraine. Visitation: 2:45 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Henry Shoichi Nihei

Posted On August 3rd, 2014 -

July 19, 2014
Henry Shoichi Nihei, 85, of Paia, Maui, owner and operator of a farm in Kula, Maui, died at home. He was born in Kula. He is survived by wife Yukie; sons Dennis, Craig and Randal; sisters Hatsumi Abe and Tsugiko Kikuta; and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Cisto Hondonero

Posted On August 3rd, 2014 -

June 15, 2014
Cisto Hondonero, 86, of Waimea, a Kau Agribusiness (formerly C. Brewer) retiree and an Army veteran of World War II, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Vivian J.; brother Phillip; sister Carmen Pestano; daughters Cheryl H. Fujihara and Ralnamarie Hondodero; sons Cisto H. Martines and Brian S. and Stanford Hondodero; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Assembly of God Church, Kau. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Julia K. Pai

Posted On August 3rd, 2014 -

June 30, 2014
Julia K. Pai, 63, of Waianae, a retired Waianae Intermediate School substitute teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Arthur, Samson and David; daughters Evelyn Pai and Chastity Cochran; brother Harry Momoa; sister Darleen Jumawan; and four grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Aug. 10 at Makaha Beach. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Tokiyo Inouye

Posted On August 3rd, 2014 -

July 26, 2014
Tokiyo Inouye, 96, of Kula, Maui, a flower farmer, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Kula. She is survived by sons Michael and Lloyd, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Spencer Lee Kawaihoola Pomroy

Posted On August 3rd, 2014 -

June 21, 2014
Spencer Lee Kawaihoola “Poco” Pomroy, 49, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a bus driver for Roberts Hawaii Tours on the Big Island, Oahu, Maui and Kauai, and for Hawaii County’s Hele-On Bus, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu and also was owner of Volcano Sound System with Slides by Deysia Views. He is survived by wife Darrilynn; sons Kawai “Yours” Pomroy and Darren Jr. and Dietrick Rodrigues; daughters Shandie “Onedays” and Kaulana “Lucy”; brothers Henry Pomroy III and Gerald Morison-Pomroy; sisters Serena and Lesley Pomroy, and Kalaniwela Glory; stepmother Jeanie; and seven grandchildren. Memorial Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, 41-1323 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo. Casual attire.

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Patrocinia Carreon Cabradilla

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 3, 2014
Patrocinia Carreon Cabradilla, 85, of Waipahu, a retired hairdresser, died in Waipahu. She was born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Angel Jr., sister Manolita Ayson and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Mass at noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Harry Montero

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 19, 2014
Harry Montero, 73, of Honolulu, a truck driver, died in Honolulu. He was born on Maui. He is survived by companion Kathleen Dalida, sons Harry Weaver and Dawayne D. Dalida, mother Juney Weaver, brother Junior and five grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the National Parkinson Foundation.

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Miguel Toledo

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 8, 2014
Miguel “Mike” Toledo, 89, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Michael, daughter Wanda J. Guigui, brother Tony Magalianes, sister Ann Galbiso, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Lilly Tong Chen

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 28, 2014
Lilly Tong Chen, 87, of Honolulu, a fine artist, died at home. She was born in Pukoo, Molokai. She is survived by sons Timothy and Jay; daughters Anna Chen and Jill Loui; sisters Carrie Dang, Florence Loo and Shirley Parola; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Alice Hisako Oka

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 11, 2014
Alice Hisako Oka, 92, of Wahiawa, retired owner of Wahiawa Welding Co., died in Island Nursing Home. She was born in Kipapa. She is survived by daughters Carol H. Fujie, Cynthia T. Hiranaga and Cheryl S. Minaai; brother Robert Y. Mikami; sister Jane T. Matsumiya; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Bonifacio Donato Tugade

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 13, 2014
Bonifacio Donato Tugade, 59, of Honolulu, an employee of Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by companion Hermina “Hermie” Flores; daughters Janelle, Michelle and Valerie; mother Lucila; brothers Wilson, Francisco, Florencio and Roland; sister Concesa Balmania; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Martin Jack DiAntonio

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 14, 2014
Martin Jack “Skip” DiAntonio, 69, of Kailua, a home inspector for various Realtors, died in Kailua. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Tracy, Todd and Rob; sister Camille King; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Clifford Shawn Olsen

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

Feb. 11, 2014
Clifford Shawn Olsen, 55, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired roofer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hollywood, Fla. He is survived by sons Matthew, Noah and Kevin; brother Keith; sister Diane Hubbell; and a grandchild. No services.

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Aitofi Faaulu Vitale

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 7, 2014
Aitofi Faaulu Vitale, also known as Aitofi Faaulu Fetaui, 55, of Ewa Beach, a former school bus driver, died in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born in Futiga, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Sonny Fetaui; sons So’ofiamalie and Lee Vitale and Henry Moefu; daughter Deliela Hill; brothers Alisi Samuseva and Shoka and Joshua Faafiti; sisters Eseta and Rita Faafiti; and 17 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services and cremation to follow. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary published Monday.

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Mark C. Fratzke

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 28, 2014
Mark C. Fratzke, 52, of Honolulu, a state substance abuse and mental health counselor and United Self Help Group mentor, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Anton, daughter Violet, parents Karl and Sidney, sister Samantha “Karla” Davis and former wife Debbie Ross. Celebration of life: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at 1 Keahole Place cabana. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Matsuko Alice Oride

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 21, 2014
Matsuko Alice Oride, 101, of Honolulu, a retired clerk at California Packing Corp. and Del Monte, died in a private care home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sisters Sally Taone and Jean Chong, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary published Thursday.

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Katherine Keiko Higgins

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 25, 2014
Katherine Keiko Higgins, 81, of Kailua-Kona, an administrative assistant for a geological engineering company, died at home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Max and brother Shig Shiwota. Private services.

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Ruth C. Pang

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 16, 2014
Ruth C. Pang, 95, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wilfred and Randall; daughters Phyllis Fernandes, Rebecca Tamanaha and Muriel Rasmussen; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at United Church of Christ, 467 Judd St. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Norman David Hindley

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 16, 2014
Norman David Hindley, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired schoolteacher, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Pawtucket, R.I. He is survived by son Christopher, brother Douglas and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Teodora Q. Rodriguez

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 22, 2014
Teodora Q. Rodriguez, 75, of Delano, Calif., a retired packing and sales employee at Grimmway Farms in Bakersfield, Calif., died in Delano. She was born in Langiden, Abra, Philippines. She is survived by son Robert Q.; brothers Julian and Florentino Quiling; sisters Irene and Mhel Quiling, Emeteria Piano and Leonida Rodriguez; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lillian Arquette

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 7, 2014
Lillian “Babe” Arquette, 88, of Kaneohe, a secretary, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Addison H., Jim U., Allen N. and Athan J.U.; daughters Vana Arquette-Leong, Diane Stephens, and Caryl, Susan, Debbie and Lulani Arquette; brother Allen Chang; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: bothwickoahu.com.

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Joseph Kaiponohea Kaleikini

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 11, 2014
Joseph Kaiponohea Kaleikini, also known as “Uncle Joe” and “Uncle Kaipo,” 91, of Kaneohe, a retired heavy equipment operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Elizabeth “Kuulei” Preston, 13 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 45-150 Waikalua Road, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mercedes Salmasan

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 25, 2014
Mercedes “Judy” Salmasan, 86, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired coffee farmer, Jupiter Laundry attendant and waitress at Naniloa Hotel, Teshima’s Restaurant and Sandy’s Drive-Inn, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by son William Bullanday; daughters Judith Min, Erica Deleon and Desiree Shiraki; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Aug. 9 at St. John Catholic Church, Kealakekua. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Wallace S. Balignasay

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 6, 2014
Wallace S. Balignasay, 67, of Honolulu, a cabinetmaker and a Navy veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Manni J.K. and Nicolas; brothers Ernest N. and Nelson Balignasay, and Manuel and Guadolphine Balcita; and sisters Virginia Duris, Edwina Villeza, Thelma Tiejerd and Aurora Nerney. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Jennie Shigeko Lau

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 8, 2014
Jennie Shigeko Lau, 89, of Pearl City, a secretary, died at home. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by son Stuart Blair and sisters Eleanor McCabe, Virginia Vance and Janet Shiroma. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Nancy Tamiko Sato

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 9, 2014
Nancy Tamiko “Nan” Sato, 65, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton Waikiki accounting clerk, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wayne S. “Wayno”; daughter Grace; brother Edward S. “Eddie”; sisters Jane E. Takata, Joyce K. Tanoue, Sharon S. Sato and Wendy S. Rhatigan; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Marilyn Antes Balubar

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 7, 2014
Marilyn Antes Balubar, 60, of Honolulu, owner of Balubar Adult Residential Care Home, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Felipe, Zambales, Philippines. She is survived by husband Renato B., son Ronald, daughter Raelene, mother Eufrocina Antes, brother Mario Antes, sister Marina Fulinara and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Wah Tim Lau

Posted On August 2nd, 2014 -

July 20, 2014
Wah Tim Lau, 96, of Honolulu, a civil servant and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kai Gok, Canton, China. He is survived by wife Sui Jun, sons Dr. Ernest and Herbert, daughter Linda Niimi and five grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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