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Robert Vaihiria Riggan

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Aug. 11, 2012
Robert Vaihiria “Boots” Riggan, 67, of Lihue, an Aloha Hawaii Travel tour escort and Waiohai Hotel director of housekeeping, died at home. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by son Randy; daughters Elise Riggan Lazaro, Chanda Riggan Takamura and Trixy Vaihiria Riggan; brother James; sisters Suzanne Thompson and Linda Riggan; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Cassandra C. Land-Nellist

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Aug. 13, 2012
Cassandra C. Land-Nellist, 71, of Honolulu, a commercial artist and children’s book author, died in Honolulu. She was born in New York. She is survived by husband George M. Nellist, daughter April Nellist, sisters Harriet Sheperd and Susie Land, and three grandchildren. Services pending. Donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

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Salvador Rosada

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July 23, 2012
Salvador Rosada, 84, of Richmond Hill, Ga., a retired Army master sergeant, died. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by brothers Sam and Danny Bongo; sisters Rose Williams, Shirley Lavilla, Patsy Takahashi, Cecilia Chun and Carol Rodillas; and a grandchild. Services held on the mainland.

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Katherine Spencer Letson

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July 28, 2012
Katherine Spencer Letson, 94, of Honolulu, a retired elementary school teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephews Nelson, Randall and Kevin Spencer; and sister-in-law Mary C. Spencer. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Stanley Noboru Sato

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Aug. 3, 2012
Stanley Noboru Sato, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myrnie E., sons Clay A. and Reid M., daughter Geri M. Komatsu, sisters Janet T. Sato-Bloom and Judith T. Higa, and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Ruby L. Navarro Limatoc

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Aug. 2, 2012
Ruby L. Navarro Limatoc, 76, of Ewa Beach, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Narciso Jr.; sons George Jr., Gary M. and Greg A. Oyape, and Lee M. Limatoc; daughters Jeri Paulino, Lorena Kalua, Madonna Mata, Ruby Gonzales, Donnie Kane and Sydney Bolton; sister Shirley Gomes; 29 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Alison Wilson Savea

Posted On August 17th, 2012 -

Aug. 8, 2012
Alison Wilson Savea, 44, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Alameda, Calif. She is survived by wife Bertina Carter, son Al Justin “A.J.” Carter-Savea, parents Kerisiano Savea Jr. and Sa’olotoga Matagi, brother Angel and sister Toalua L.K. Tuiasosopo. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Halawa Ward. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Sixto Moral Cabal

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July 27, 2012
Sixto Moral “Itong” Cabal, 96, of Wahiawa, a Dole Co. and McDonald’s of Hawaii employee, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Ivana, Batanes, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosario “Yayong Rose” Donato Cabal, son Oscar Donato Cabal, daughters MaChellie Cabal Rabanal and Lilian Cabal Barsana, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Sadako Kinoshita

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

July 26, 2012
Sadako “Sadie” Kinoshita, 94, of Honolulu, owner of Stanley’s Chicken Market, died. She was born in Manoa. She is survived by Dennis Sr., Neil and Jon; brothers Richard and James Miyamoto; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Carla Irene Perreira

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Aug. 8, 2012
Carla Irene “Butchie” Perreira, 79, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a Bellows Air Force Station bartender, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Carl L.K., daughter Charlyn M.K. Kaholoaa and sister Mary Beth Johnson. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Mabel Liu Chock

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July 20, 2012
Mabel Liu “Popo” Chock, 98, of Honolulu, a retired Pua Lei Lani Cottages manager, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Leonis Wai Kin Hee Karratti, brother Edwin Liu, sister Frances Johnson, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Tatsuki Kusunoki

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July 12, 2012
Tatsuki Kusunoki, 92, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired mason and coffee farmer, died in Nakamaru Hale. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by son Garrett; daughter Corrine; brother Mitsuyuki; sisters Mieko Sato, Momoya Ritenour and Harumi Shigetomi; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Obdulia Valdez Ramos

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July 24, 2012
Obdulia Valdez Ramos, 89, of Carlsbad, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired school teacher, died in Oceanside, Calif. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Myrna Austria, six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Honolulu Fil-Am Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2326 Kanealii Ave. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Paul Diggs III

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July 4, 2012
Paul “Rocky” Diggs III, 52, of Wahiawa, formerly of Pearl City, a Dillingham Tug & Barge deckhand, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Marylou and brothers Albert “Skip” and Michael “Mike.” Visitation: 4 p.m. Aug. 23 at Our Lady of Sorrows, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Katherine Letson

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July 28, 2012
Katherine Letson, 94, of Honolulu, a retired elementary school teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister-in-law Mary C. Spencer. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Russell Blaine Tiffany

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July 30, 2012
Russell Blaine Tiffany, 78, of Kapolei, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Nettie, son Russell, daughters Kellie Tiffany-Tolentino and Ronnie Tiffany-Kinder, brother Robert and four grandchildren. Committal services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Jaime Daniel dos Remedios

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July 24, 2012
Jaime Daniel dos Remedios, 100, of Kaneohe, a hotel clerk, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by son James Remedios, daughters Barbara Yamada and Florita Zane, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Violet B. Lum

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Aug. 7, 2012
Violet B. Lum, 89, of Honolulu, a former Liberty House salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Milton, sons Eric and Gordon, daughter Donna Lum-Sugiura and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 23 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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James Maclean Kalua’aha Tilton

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Aug. 8, 2012
James Maclean Kalua‘aha Tilton, 64, of Kaneohe, an aircraft mechanic, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lynn, daughter Lisa M. Yarrow, sister Johnette Tilton-Kapu and three grandchildren. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Toni Gail Breslin Ebos

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Aug. 8, 2012
Toni Gail Breslin Ebos, 60, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Durham, N.C. She is survived by husband Peter, sons William Clyde Christopher and Keir Breslin, sisters Nela Utley and Bobby Lou Penny, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Mitsuko Masaki

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July 26, 2012
Mitsuko Masaki, 97, of Pearl City died in Waipahu. She was born in Kipapa. She is survived by sons George and Roy; daughters June Tanabe, Claire Masaki and Susan Migita; sisters Charlotte Tanji and Grace Uradomo; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Adriana Agbayani Viernes

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July 16, 2012
Adriana Agbayani “Aning” Viernes, 89, of Haleiwa died in Haleiwa. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Apolinario A., son Benjamin A., brother Esteban Agbayani, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program: 11:30 a.m. Services: noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Doris Haruko Gomi

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Aug. 2, 2012
Doris Haruko Gomi, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimuki Intermediate School teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephew Clayton and nieces Deborah Carrol and Reinette Arase. Private services.

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Erolia Victoria Koria Mata’utia

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July 30, 2012
Erolia Victoria Koria Mata‘utia, 53, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Herman A.; son Koria L.; daughters Erolina J. and Cherish L.; mother Lemoelefili S. Koria; brothers Sile and Tanumaleu S. Koria II; and sisters Erolini E. Esera, Erolaine L. Luani, Erolina L. Sataraka and Evelyn I. Gaogao. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday at Ierusalema Fou Congregational Christian Church, 616 N. School St. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. Monday. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

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Hazel Katsumi Watanabe

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July 28, 2012
Hazel Katsumi Watanabe, 96, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed barber doing business as Watanabe Barber Shop, died. She was born in Kawailoa. She is survived by daughter Kay K. Hirashiki, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Ralph Honma

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July 22, 2012
Ralph Honma, 98, of Honolulu, owner of Choice Bakery, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian, sons Brian and Gerald, daughter Susannah and seven grandchildren. Services held.

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Mary T. Moore

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Aug. 9, 2012
Mary T. Moore, 90, of Mililani, a retired office manager for the State of California, died in Honolulu. She was born in Winnipeg, Canada. She is survived by son John, daughters Kate Butts and Barbara Moore, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services.

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Mitsunori Watanabe

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Aug. 2, 2012
Mitsunori “Eddie” Watanabe, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery mechanical supervisor, died at home. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Doris “Miki,” son Guy N., daughter Karen A., sister Winifred T. Nakamura and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Hisashi Kajiya

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July 23, 2012
Hisashi “Kaji” Kajiya, 86, of Honolulu, a retired electrician and an Army veteran, died in Manoa Cottage Care Home. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Barbara R., son Dayle S., daughters Lynne Y.K. Chance and Lori M. Kajiya, sister Jane Y. and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Midori Nakahara

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July 28, 2012
Midori Nakahara, 90, of Honolulu died in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Gardena, Calif. She is survived by son Bryan; daughters Hiroko I. Nakahara, Judy Koyama and Janet Nakagawa; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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