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Betty Ann Bass

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 13, 2011
Betty Ann Bass, 65, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Paul Pinero, daughters Lisa Viluan and Patricia Freitas, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. No services.

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Masanori Takemoto

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Aug. 15, 2011
Masanori Takemoto, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired city refuse division supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Gary, daughter Catherine Nakamoto, brothers Koichi and James “Takashi” Maeda, sisters Norie Sakamoto and Mildred “Sayoko” Hongo, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneral�services.com.

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Hampson Gary Kanda

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Aug. 28, 2011
Hampson Gary “Bones” Kanda, 67, of Honolulu, a Koga Engineering & Construction foreman, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laura A., son Kevin D., daughter Denise H. and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Manoa Valley Church, 2728 Huapala St. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ralph Sumio Morimoto

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Aug. 22, 2011
Ralph Sumio Morimoto, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Napa Auto Parts manager, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances S., son Arthur T., daughters Linda S. Chinen and Margo F. Morimoto, sister Mitsue Yokota, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Prisca Cabudol Ben

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 1, 2011
Prisca Cabudol Ben, 77, of Pearl City, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died in Pearl City. She was born in Abra, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ricardo Sr.; sons Reynante, Ricardo Jr., Edward, Wilfredo, Florante and Rodney; daughter Charito Baclig; brothers Peregrino, Benjamin, Arturo, Rudy and Victor Cabudol; sister Josefina C. Tadeo; and 16 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Julia Baker-Kuiee Torres

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Aug. 7, 2011
Julia “Honey” Baker-Kuiee Torres, 80, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons William “Bill” and Dennis; daughters Diane Torres, Wendy Akana and Momi Talbert; brother Benjamin P. Baker; sister Lydia Esquardo; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Dixie Yoneko Kawabata

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 5, 2011
Dixie Yoneko Kawabata, 81, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died. She was born in Hawi-North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Stanley S., sons Perry S. and Ronald S., daughters Sharon S. and Faye A., and sisters Mitsue “Janet” Toyama and Lois T. Toyama-McCartney. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cas­ual attire.

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Akiye Motohiro

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 6, 2011
Akiye Motohiro, 95, of Hono­lulu, a retired Kona coffee farmer, died in Avalon Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Daniel, daughters Doris Nagatani and Joan Izumoto, sister Grace Naito, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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John Henry Boyd

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 11, 2011
John Henry Boyd, 77, of Ewa Beach, a Navy Exchange employee and Army and Air Force Exchange Service retiree, and a Marine Corps retiree, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Augusta, Ga. He is survived by wife Miyo, sons Mike and Masakazu, and daughter Masami. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Moanalua Mortuary. Shriners burial tribute: 7 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. Private inurnment. Aloha or casual attire.

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Ernest Katsukuna Urada

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 7, 2011
Ernest Katsukuna Urada, 81, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a painter for the state Department of Accounting and General Services, a carpenter, a coffee farmer and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Toyoko, sons Ricky and Scot, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Gertrude K. Kimoto

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 1, 2011
Gertrude K. Kimoto, 84, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Karen Thompson, Glenda Miyashiro and Colette Sowers; brother Eugene Yama­moto; sisters Doris Fujiyama, Harriet Yoneyama and June Niimoto; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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George Yoshimasa Nakata

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 1, 2011
George Yoshimasa Nakata, 71, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Judith U.; daughters Georgine K. and Julie M. Nakata, and Cindy S. Silva; brother Katsuo; sisters Ha­tsuyo Shiroma, Helen Nakasone and Mary Toyama; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Sept. 26 at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaii ­funeralservices.com.

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Kevin A. Brunn

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Aug. 26, 2011
Kevin A. Brunn, 49, of Wahiawa, a Honolulu Police Department retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Micha; sons Robert and Keliam; daughters Kanoe, Keicha and Keilin; brothers Allen, Stanley, Brian and Alfred Brunn, and Brian Treu; sisters Gwen, Lolly and Jeanne; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God Church, 3400 Moanalua Road, Honolulu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Chew Hing Lau

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Aug. 11, 2011
Chew Hing Lau, 83, of Hono­lulu, a retired farmer from Kahaluu, died at home. He was born in Waimalu. He is survived by brother Ernest C.K. and sister Barbara Kalino. Private services.

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Gwendolyn Pilialoha Nelson

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 14, 2011
Gwendolyn Pilialoha Nelson, 45, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a patient access representative at Kona Community Hospital, caregiver and owner of M.C. and Co. Cleaning Services, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Malcolm, hanai sister Channalee Kamanawa and numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keei Ward, Honaunau, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Isaias Cabanting Cabanero

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 1, 2011
Isaias Cabanting Cabanero, 95, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Pilar, Abra, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rebecca N.; sons Clarito “Boy,” Sonny and Joshua; daughters Teresita C. Della and Elnora C. Dacutan; brothers Jesus and Bernardo; sisters Rosalina C. Pascua, Nenita C. Somera and Perpecta Cabanero; 27 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples.

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Norman Kwock Kinn Lau

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 3, 2011
Norman Kwock Kinn Lau, 62, of Hono�lulu, a retired attorney and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Molly Jo Campbell, daughters Malia C. and Shannon A., mother Beatrice H.C. and brothers Reginald K.P. and Melvin K.W. Lau, and Gregory Ahuna. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: www.borthwick�oahu.com.

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Jean Sachiko Okuma

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Aug. 25, 2011
Jean Sachiko Okuma, 69, of Honomu, Hawaii, a retired medical technologist at the former Hilo Hospital, died at home. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Mitchell S. and Todd H., sister Yoneko Teruya and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Benilda Caliva

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 10, 2011
Benilda Caliva, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Editha Luna and Aida Taga­villa, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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Sybilann K. Lukela

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 8, 2011
Sybilann K. Lukela, 74, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Henry; sons Charles, Henry Jr., Jack, Leonard, Lawrence and Kenny; daughter Leilani; sister Dale Feeney; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Sachie Otoshi

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Aug. 25, 2011
Sachie Otoshi, 84, of Honolulu, an Air Force secretary, died in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Gary and Robert, and sisters Sue Tanaka and Helen Otoshi. Private services.

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Jae Woon Cho

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 10, 2011
Jae Woon Cho, 91, of Hono­lulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Tae Chun, Korea. She is survived by sons Pyung Gil, Pyung In “Bob” and Pyung Ui “Edward”; daughters Hye Suk Kim, Pyung Suk Thorstad and Un Suk and Kim Suk Cho; sister Jae Kwang Kim; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Uldarico Mateo

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 8, 2011
Uldarico “Ricky” Mateo, 61, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a Papaya Factory employee, died. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Victorina “Nita”; son Melvin; daughter Maribel; mother Marina; sisters Emelyn and Leila Mateo, Divina Pasion and Connie Juan; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at New Hope Christian Fellowship, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

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Marcelo P. Paguirigan

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 3, 2011
Marcelo P. “Mark” Paguirigan, 65, of Wailuku, a former accountant at Maui Beach and Maui Lu hotels, and founder and owner of Paradise Sausage in Kahului and of Aristocrat Restaurant in Wai­luku, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Carmen, son Clark, brothers Conrado and Gregorio, and sisters Dolores Garcia, Rosalina Pumaras and Myrna Macugay. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Eulogy: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Elmer Gentry

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 6, 2011
Elmer Gentry, 90, of Kailua, a retired industrial and commercial appraiser and a naval air forces veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ronan, Mont. He is survived by wife Shirley C.; daughters Cynthia Fite, Gene McMahon, Mikel Witte, Elizabeth Dadi, Lucy Meltzer and Leslie Iwasa; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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Nancy Hatsuko Meguro

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 8, 2011
Nancy Hatsuko Meguro, 82, of Honolulu, a state Department of Labor account clerk, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Noboru, son Eric K., daughter Lynn K. Meguro-Reich, brother Roy Aoki, sisters Jane Okuhara and Betty Shiotani, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mildred Teruko Sakagawa

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Aug. 13, 2011
Mildred Teruko Sakagawa, 97, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Gary T. and Steven S., daughter Sharon E. Kitazaki, brother Gary K. Hamasaki, sisters Kimiyo “Kay” Nakayama and Ruth T. Tanimura, and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Tammie Chiemi Himuro

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 7, 2011
Tammie Chiemi Himuro, 46, of Honolulu, a legal secretary, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Thomas T.K., mother Marion F. Klauz, stepfather Bob J. Klauz, brother Dain H. Nomura and sister Karyn R. Laborte. Private services.

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Wilma T. Messenger

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

July 16, 2011
Wilma T. Messenger, 72, of Honolulu, a former employee at Al Phillips the Cleaner, died in Riverside, Calif. She was born in Hono­lulu. Services: 11:30 a.m Saturday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, downtown Honolulu. Refreshments to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gilbert Corpuz Sambrano

Posted On September 19th, 2011 -

Sept. 4, 2011
Gilbert Corpuz Sambrano, 61, of Waipahu, an electrician at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Air Force veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by daughters Nikki Gilbert, Jillian Soucie and Dey Johnson; mother Juanita; brothers Ernest and Benny; sisters Priscilla Mitchell and Arlene Sambrano; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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