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Maura Saplan Feliciano

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Jan. 26, 2016
Maura Saplan Feliciano, 97, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Juan; sons Jose, Ruben and Ernesto; daughters Remedious Isla, Julie Agustin and Ester Barroga; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. March 7 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. March 8 at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Bessie Yuen Nishida

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 3, 2016
Bessie Yuen Nishida, 100, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters Anne Sadayasu, Jeanne Yagi and Joan Sakaba; five grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 4 at Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Nishida scholarship at University of Hawaii Hilo, in care of the University of Hawaii Foundation, mail checks to UH Development Office, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo, HI 96720-4091 (include memo 205-2790-3 on check); or to Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo, HI 96720. Incorrect information in an obituary published March 1.

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Melvin Dominador Fernandez

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 19, 2016
Melvin Dominador Fernandez, 63, of Waianae, an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife RoseMarie; daughters Shawntan M. Carreiro, Serena T. Wohlford and Melisha Ausua; brothers John and Stephen; sister Jeanette R. Mason; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 6 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Gwendolyn Iwalani Oneha

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 24, 2016
Gwendolyn Iwalani “Gwen” Oneha, 70, of Honolulu, a former Dole Cannery employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Holly Naehu; brother Randall JFK; and sisters Kaui Brandt, Bonnie L. Pang and Norie Moyen. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. March 7 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Clifford Shigeo Funakura

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 17, 2016
Clifford Shigeo Funakura, 78, of Waimanalo, a marine machinist at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Air Force veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by wife Pauline, son Clifton, daughter Rochelle, brother Paul and sisters Joyce Lam and Kathryn Sarsona. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 8 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Elizabeth Pavao

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 13, 2016
Elizabeth Pavao, 94, of Kaiwiki, Hawaii, formerly of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo. She is survived by sons Frank III, Charles and Steven; daughter Bernadette; brother Manuel Pedro; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 7 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Kikue Hatayama

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 18, 2016
Kikue Hatayama, 87, of Hilo, a former teacher at IVY Daycare and retired manager at Kandi’s Drive Inn, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Kenichi; sons Carl, Brian, Kent and Mark; daughter Gayla Kurokawa; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. March 8 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m.

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Rosalina Quintinita

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 12, 2016
Rosalina Quintinita, 76, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Tucson. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Joseph Dylan; daughters Loretta Payne and Rosemarie Quintinita; brother Dan Tejada; sisters Teresita Tolentino, Mila Buquing, Remidios Samonte and Florita Blanco; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 7 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Updated information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Mildred Fuentes Ibuos

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 22, 2016
Mildred Fuentes “Lani” Ibuos, 82, of Wahiawa, a former food services employee at Fort Shafter, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Christine K.P. Broyard, Ronna P. Takaguchi, Bonnie O. Pang, Norie O. Moyen, Nancy Prentice, Jackie P. Freitas and Namoi C. Shank; sister Marylee Willis; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. March 7 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Vera Marie Robinson

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 11, 2016
Vera Marie Robinson, 92, of Kailua-Kona, a retired nursing professor and chairwoman of the Department of Nursing at California State University at Fullerton, died in a private care home. She was also the author of “Humor in the Health Professions” and an Army nurse who served in World War II. She was born in Arnold, Pa. She is survived by son William, daughters Beth and Elaine, a hanai grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Friends of Nursing, P.O. Box 735, Englewood, CO 80151.

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Adele Jardine

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 19, 2016
Adele Jardine, 97, of Hilo, a retired Naniloa Hotel bartender, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Roy and Manny, six grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 7 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo, 570 Kinoole St. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Maunakea Memorial Park, 27-696 Kaieie Road, Papaikou, Hawaii.

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Visintacion Cabuga Saoit

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 22, 2016
Visintacion Cabuga Saoit, 75, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Jose, son Edwin Acnam, daughters Betty Agustin and Floraminda Caraang, father Juantino Cabuga, mother Dionida Bonilla, sister Castora Acnam and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. March 8 at St. John the Baptist, Kalihi. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Gabriel Pi’iko’o Ka’aiohelo Sr.

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Jan. 22, 2016
Gabriel Pi’iko’o Ka’aiohelo Sr., also known as “Gabby” and “Ulu,” 75, of Waianae, a retired Board of Water Supply backhoe operator, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gabriel Jr. and Grandon, daughter Gabriella, brother Kenneth, sister Keaka York, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. March 9 at Nanakuli Tracks Beach. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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William Teruo Sakai

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 25, 2016
William Teruo “Teru” Sakai, 83, of Kalaheo, Kauai, an Army veteran and a retired security guard with the Department of Defense in Kokee, Kauai, died at home. He was born in Port Allen, Kauai. He is survived by wife Myra “Linda,” son William Jr., daughters Debbie S. Ortiz-Luis and Amy Rita, brother James and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. March 5 at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

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Bernice Mitsuko Kadota

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 17, 2016
Bernice Mitsuko Kadota, 73, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Chadd, daughter Cori Tamashiro, brother David Koga, sister Amy Galano and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Eugene Tsutomu Shimizu

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 27, 2016
Eugene Tsutomu Shimizu, 85, of Honolulu, retired owner of Beach Market, Gene’s Market and 2X-SELL, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Miyoko; sons Randall K., Thomas M. and Gerald D.; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. March 9 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

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Albert Hisashi Kaneshiro

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 12, 2016
Albert Hisashi Kaneshiro, 79, of Pearl City, a retired city Department of Parks and Recreation painter and former Honolulu Poi Co. plant manager, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Clint T.; daughters Susan S. and Annette T. Kaneshiro, and Doreen M. Teramae; brother Fred T.; sister Thelma H. Yonamine; and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Fujie Shimizu

Posted On March 3rd, 2016 -

Feb. 8, 2016
Fujie Shimizu, 95, of Waipahu, a retired JP Romaine presser, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Raymond, daughter Lenora Inoue and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary donations.

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Odetta M. Kim

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 29, 2016
Odetta M. Kim, 59, of Pearl City, a former employee at Tesoro Gas Co. in Salt Lake, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Owen Dabaluz, daughter Jaycie Yasuhara and brother Bryan Toguchi. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. March 5 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Margaret Kim Yip Wong

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

Feb. 22, 2016
Margaret Kim Yip Wong, 101, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Sandra and Wendy Chun; sisters June Tjon, Mildred Pang and Gladys Wu; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 5 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial to follow at Manoa Chinese Cemetery.

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Rose C. Kim

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 30, 2016
Rose C. “Loke” Kim, 91, of Kailua, a retired U.S. government library technician, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by son the Rev. Alapaki; daughters Lani Johnson and Mamo and Miki Kim; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 7 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Committal services and burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Masae Yagi

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

Feb. 22, 2016
Masae Yagi, 91, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Halaula, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Donald T. Koyanagi. Visitation: 5:30 p.m March 6 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Clifford Yin Jong Kong

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

Feb. 26, 2016
Clifford Yin Jong Kong, 90, of Hilo, formerly of Kailua, Oahu, a retired Hawaii National Bank vice president, an Air Force veteran and recipient of the World War II Victory and Occupation medals, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Thomas A., James and Charles K.; daughters Deborah Patterson and Mary E. Vazquez; stepson Eugene P.D. Nunes; stepdaughter Cynthia K.N. Thomas; sister Annette Liu; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 9 a.m. March 4 at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2, Hilo. Casual attire.

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Kiyoko Bernice Yamada

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 13, 2016
Kiyoko Bernice “Kay” Yamada, 96, of Honolulu, a retired licensed practical nurse and X-ray technician, died at home. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Dan M., daughter Charlotte N., brothers J0hn and Yoshito Fujioka, and sister Miyoko Sato. Visitation: 4 p.m. March 5 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kahiti Irene Mariteragi Kuhia

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 31, 2016
Kahiti Irene Mariteragi Kuhia, 79, of Kahuku, a retired Hawaiian Hut entertainer, died in Kahuku. She was born in Papeete, Tahiti. She is survived by sons Tahaki S. and Teina R. Anthony. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 5 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii North Stake, 55-103 Lanihuli St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Pedro Manzanillo Arios

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

Jan. 31, 2016
Pedro Manzanillo Arios, 85, of Waipahu died in Aiea. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Eufemia; sons Robert, Nestor, Ramon and Rodel; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. March 6 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 930 a.m. March 7 at the mortuary. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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John M. Lapez

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

Feb. 11, 2016
John M. Lapez, 65, of Las Vegas, a retired Honolulu city refuse collector, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leinaala K., sons Keane and Ethan, daughter Lei Maile, sister Claire Ann Williams and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. March 5 at Waimanalo Intermediate School, 41-1330 Kalanianaole Highway. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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Gloria A. Balmilero

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

Feb. 20, 2016
Gloria A. Balmilero, 69, of Paauilo, Hawaii, an employee at the former Watanabe Floral Co. in Kamuela, Hawaii, died in Honokaa, Hawaii. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Paterno, daughter Ruby Adams, brothers Jaime and Gregorio Agpaoa, sisters Elnora and Lydia Agpaoa, and a grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. March 5 at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Paauilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire.

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Tupou Maile

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

Feb. 14, 2016
Tupou Maile, 32, of Honolulu, a janitor, died in Sacramento, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tupou A., son Sepasi Jr., daughters Ungatea and Mamaite, parents Aisea and Loveni, brothers Sepasi and Aisea Jr., and sisters Manusin Uhatahi and Wendy Esekia. Visitation: 5 p.m. March 3 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. March 4 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Black attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Claude Neil Brazier

Posted On March 2nd, 2016 -

Feb. 18, 2016
Claude Neil Brazier, 82, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired professor of business at Hawaii Community College and an Army veteran, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in East Alton, Ill. He is survived by wife Marji and daughters Kristi Pogue and Vicki Brazier. No services.

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