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Victory Fat Pung Yin

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

May 25, 2014
Victory Fat Pung Yin, 94, of Honolulu, a maintenance employee at Navy Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Katherine C.C. Private services.

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Emilie Kanoelehua O-Olaa Cummings

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 10, 2014
Emilie Kanoelehua O-Olaa Cummings, 76, of Los Angeles died in Los Angeles. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ross K. Jr., Randall K., Royall K. and Rexx K.; daughter Heather K.; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Helena Josephine Reid

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 12, 2014
Helena Josephine Reid, 89, of Kailua died at home. She was born in Glendale, Calif. She is survived by son Edward A. Harsh, daughter Dr. Linda H. Dixon, sister Loraine M. Krieger, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

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Fred Edmond

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

May 23, 2014
Fred “Idesi” Edmond, 69, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Kosrae, Micronesia. He is survived by daughters Kesia Palik, Louise Benjamin and Juleen Edmond; sons Calison and Nena; brothers Reedson and Ramsin; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Final services and burial in Kosrae. Casual attire.

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Maria Bravo Requilman

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

May 18, 2014
Maria Bravo Requilman, 91, of Waipahu, a food processing worker and foster grandparent, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Cleo Bala-Casino, Venus Gaviola and Myrna Funtanilla; sons Alfred, Reynaldo, Edward, Romeo. Jessie and Noli; 23 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. June 28 at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Patricia Denise Ensign

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 3, 2014
Patricia Denise Ensign, 75, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by son David A.; brothers William A. Bamford, and Donald D. and James Dartt; sister Victoria Bamford; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Barbara Jean Reed Saldania

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 13, 2014
Barbara Jean Reed Saldania, 80, of Honolulu, a former Hollywood model and actress and an executive secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Arturo; daughters Gina and Lana Saldania, and Carla Saldania-Capone; hanai son Stephen Capone; sister Shirley Saxon; and four grandchildren. Private burial. No flowers. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 240644, Honolulu, HI 96824-0644.

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Jefferson Robert Falkner

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 15, 2014
Jefferson Robert “Jeff” Falkner, 85, of Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, a retired electronics engineer and a Marine Corps master sergeant who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Bessemer, Ala. He is survived by wife Marianne, sons Jeff Jr. and Sean, daughters Lucia Loughlin and Maurya Freckman, stepsons Marshell and Steven Tate, stepdaughter Leslie Grau, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services at a later date. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice.

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Harry Nobuo Shimizu

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 4, 2014
Harry Nobuo Shimizu, 86, of Kaluakoi, Molokai, a retired Kaluakoi Resort superintendent, co-founder and owner of Molokai Services Drive Inn and an Army veteran, will be remembered in services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Soto Mission of Hawaii, 1708 Nuuanu Ave. Honolulu. He died at home. He was born in Kunia. He is survived by wife Mitsuko H., daughters Jo-Lynn Shimizu and Cathleen Shimizu-Sakamoto, sister Evelyn S. Tanoura and two grandchildren. Additional services: 4 p.m. July 12 at Molokai Soto Mission, Kaunakakai. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Peter Joseph Gois Jr.

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 10, 2014
Peter Joseph Gois Jr., 78, of Honolulu, an Air Force sergeant who had served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Oakland, Calif. He is survived by sons Peter III, David A. and Jesse; daughter Linda A. Viernes; brother Robert; sister Joan Morgan; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mary Kealoha Silva

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 16, 2014
Mary Kealoha Silva, 49, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a self-employed custodian, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Robby Jr.; daughters Tiana Pegeder and Shyann Silva; companion Anthony “Bully” Parraga; parents Antone Sr. and Celeste Farias; brother Antone Farias Jr.; sisters Nalei Gomes, Tanya Farias and Maile Farias-Kaahanui; and 10 grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Wednesday at Kalapaki Beach Park.

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Velin Galolo Gragas

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

May 24, 2014
Velin Galolo “Vel” Gragas, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Washington Middle School cafeteria employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Roberto; sons Ross and Gannon; brothers Remy Pascua and Don Galolo; sisters Marina Pascua, Adelle Weber and Kalei Degracia; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Eldon Kaneakala Sproat

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 14, 2014
Eldon Kaneakala “Buzzy” Sproat, 76, of Hoolehua, Molokai, an Army veteran, mule skinner and co-owner of Molokai Mule Ride Kalaupapa Rare Adventure, died in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marlene; sons Eldon “Sale,” Kamakaohua and Kuluwaimakalani; daughters Teura Keanini, Liette Corpus, Eldene Albino, Sherron Kaneaiakala, Azure Nahale, Brandi Tilini, Kalehua Augustiro and Kim Beagle; 37 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula makai chapel. Visitation: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. June 28 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hoolehua ward. Services: 11 a.m.-noon. Burial to follow at Kanakaloa Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Hester Evangeline Jackson

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

May 2, 2014
Hester Evangeline Jackson, 58, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Anthony L. and sister Sen’e Hanakahi. Celebration of life: 4:30 p.m. June 29 at Duke Kahanamoku Statue, Waikiki Beach.

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Debra Jean Tesman

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

May 24, 2014
Debra Jean Tesman, 61, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Ted, daughters Randi and Kristin, parents Tony and Esther Amaro, brothers Mike and Marty Amaro, sisters Pat Mason and Cathy Aranda, and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Guillermo B. Joaquin

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 1, 2014
Guillermo B. “Bill” Joaquin, 79, of Kapolei, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dominga M., sons John M. and Kenneth W., daughter Carmel M. Muenster, sisters Angelina Repetti and Sister M. Jeanette, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Kapolei. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery.

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Richard M.D. Tom

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

May 29, 2014
Richard M.D. Tom, 93, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired officer and industrial relations manager for Grove Farm Co., died at home. He was born in Kapaa. He is survived by wife Lillian P., daughter Stephanie Wong, sons Jonathan and Dr. Richard D., brothers Webster and Thomas, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 28 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Kapaa. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mary Jeanette Napoe Joseph

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

May 24, 2014
Mary Jeanette Napoe Joseph, 83, of Waianae, a food server, died at home. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by daughters Ilona Lopes, Jackie Swinney and Phyllis Ahuna; sons Alfred and John Joseph, and Leon Aggalot; sisters Theodore Nihipali and Myra Chock; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Edward Roy Troche

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 9, 2014
Edward Roy Troche, 78, of Waianae, a retired maintenance employee at Ohlone College in California and a retired Army staff sergeant, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marjorie; daughters Crystal Troche-Vater, and Damita “Jojo” and Stacey Troche; brothers Howard and Herbert Troche, and John Duke; sisters Anita and Betty Rodrigues, Emily and Gwendolyn Rivera, Marie Masquart; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Hiram Louis Kalaluhi

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 7, 2014
Hiram Louis “Uncle Louie” Kalaluhi, 79, of Honolulu, a retired security guard at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Kalihi. He is survived by wife Jeanne, son Richard Weidman and sister Winnifred Pierce. Committal services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Yaeko Urasaki

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 1, 2014
Yaeko Urasaki, 78, of Mililani, a retired tour guide, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Dennis and Bryan, daughter Pamela, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Alexander Laigo

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

Aug. 23, 2013
Alexander Laigo, 67, of San Tan Valley, Ariz., formerly of Hilo, a retired teacher and coach at Pueblo East High School in Colorado, died in Arizona. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Kelly Leal and Stacy Laigo, brothers Jerry and Larry Toledo, sister Filomena Miyamoto, former wife Carol and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Thursday at Alae Cemetery Pavilion, Hilo. Urn burial: 2 p.m. Casual attire.

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Beth Snyder Watkins

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

May 26, 2014
Beth Snyder Watkins, 90, of Kahului, formerly of Kailua, an artist, teacher and homemaker, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Whiting, Iowa. She is survived by son William, daughter Martha, brother Dr. Ned Snyder, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private inurnment. Donations suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Melvin Loihana Mokiao

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 5, 2014
Melvin Loihana Mokiao, 83, of Honolulu, a retired relay technician and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eva; daughter Debbie Hsu; sisters Joanne Agard, Meryl Edwards and Karlene Makalena; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Catherine Clark Wible

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 12, 2014
Catherine Clark Wible, 71, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Washington. She is survived by sons Mike and Joe Becerril; daughters Jennifer Wible, Pamela Engman and Diana Becerril; and a grandchild. No services.

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Elma Hisayo Morikawa

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

June 6, 2014
Elma Hisayo Morikawa, 75, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii at Manoa janitor, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Paul I., son Keith K., daughter Jan M. Gante, brother Harold T. Kaneshiro, sisters Mildred Nagatori and Frances M. Yamamoto, and three grandchildren. Visitation: noon July 13 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

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Jolene Kishimori Wong

Posted On June 21st, 2014 -

Jan. 21, 2014
Jolene Kishimori Wong, 53, of Walnut Creek, Calif., formerly of Pearl City, died in Walnut Creek. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Douglas, sons Brandon and Christopher, father Phillip Kishimori and brother Scott Kishimori. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. June 28 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Amanda Manibog Juan

Posted On June 20th, 2014 -

May 20, 2014
Amanda Manibog Juan, 107, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rosario, Ferdinand and Henry; daughters Lydia J. Agbayani and Leticia J. Llosa; sisters Petrona Manibog and Honorata M. Dela Cruz; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Shigetoshi Kimura

Posted On June 20th, 2014 -

June 2, 2014
Shigetoshi Kimura, 92, of Aiea, a retired insurance salesman for Occidental Life Insurance Co., died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys F., daughters Elberta T. Usui and Karen F. Akamine, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Charles Kwan

Posted On June 20th, 2014 -

May 26, 2014
Charles Kwan, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired Army sergeant first class and retired Oahu Transit System mechanic, died in Kailua. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Audrey; daughters Donna-Lei Williams, Carolyn Estores, Bobbie Herras and Annabelle Baqui; brother Sam Shin; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. June 27 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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