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Scott James Osterhout

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Sept. 24, 2012
Scott James Osterhout, 53, of Seattle died. He was born in Baltimore. He is survived by daughter Ellie and brother Dan. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the Elks Hono­lulu Lodge, Waikiki. Aloha attire. RSVP to Skip Lambert at 388-0920.

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Laura Matsue Toma

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 25, 2013
Laura Matsue Toma, 90, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker and seamstress, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Linda Akana, Sherrie Carvalho and Wanda Costa; brother Stephen Fukuda; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Kapaa Hongwanji. Services: 9 a.m. Inurnment at a later date.

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Young C. Park

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 5, 2013
Young C. Park, 80 of Hono­lulu, a dentist and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Mary Suefuji and Young Ha Wong. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Adeline Pereira

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Feb. 21, 2013
Adeline Pereira, 87, of Waimea, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Charles Jr., Patrick, Anthony and Steven; daughters Adele Mattos, Mary Solecki and Kathleen Miguel; brothers William, George and Robert De Costa; sisters Christina Vidinha and Diane Abordo; 23 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Pontes

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 10, 2013
Richard Pontes, 84, of Kailua, a construction company truck driver, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai sons Peter Foster, and Cristoban, Elario Jr. and Evarisco Tehada; hanai daughters Bernadette Obara and Florence Cheung; brother Melvin; sister Violet Currie; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services at a later date. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Doris Mitsuko Porter

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 10, 2013
Doris Mitsuko Porter, 87, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Benjamin Jr., Patrick and Henry; daughter Maeha Ramsey; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Diana Madariaga Acierto

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 2, 2013
Diana Madariaga Acierto, 74, of Honolulu, a Dole Cannery packer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ricardo R.; sons Erwin Leo and Elvin Acierto; daughter Melanie A.; brothers Rogelio, Priscilliano and Daniel Acob; sisters Venancia Aceret, Viviana Deleon, Julie Bangloy and Rufina Nacapuy; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday 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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Victoria Ballesteros Rausa

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 4, 2013
Victoria Ballesteros “Toyang” Rausa, 74, of Mililani, a McDonald’s Waikele service crew employee, died in Mililani. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Freddie A.; sons Adonis, Raymundo and Fernando; daughter Maria Farinas; brother Federico Ballesteros; sisters Felicidad Guzman, Rosal Ladines and Perpetua Cuayzon; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church, Mililani. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Estrella A. Admiral

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 12, 2013
Estrella A. Admiral, 80, of Wai­pahu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Manila. She is survived by daughter Jackie Lou; brothers Cesar, Renato and Marcial Aquino; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Jose Luis Razon

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 22, 2013
Jose Luis Razon, also known as Joseph L. Razon, 87, of San Francisco, a Carpenters Union building superintendent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Manila. He is survived by son Vincent; daughters Theresa, Mary, Patricia, Elizabeth and Margaret Razon, and Anne Marie Razon-Wallace; brothers Titoy and Tintin; sisters Tuta Razon and Chiqui Razon-Cruz; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Vera Kathryn Akana

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Jan. 22, 2013
Vera Kathryn “Kay” Akana, 89, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died. She was born in Linn County, Kan. She is survived by son Randall, daughter Paula Akana Guanzon, brothers Frank and James Miller, sister Evelyn Sherman, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

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Ruth Buchanan Ryzow

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 14, 2013
Ruth Buchanan Ryzow, 88, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Hartford, Conn. She is survived by son Richard A. Jr.; daughters Leslie S. Ryzow, Michael A.L.R. Fellezs and Wendy F. Reed; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Robert Harrison Bradford

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 17, 2013
Robert Harrison Bradford, 75, of Kailua, a retired Rockwell Collins electronics technician and a Navy retiree, died in Kailua. He was born in Grand Junction, Colo. He is survived by wife Fumi, stepdaughters Mitsuko Miyahara and Etsuko Thome, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Elisa Marco Saito

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 23, 2013
Elisa Marco Saito, 93, of Keala­kekua, Hawaii, a retired folk artist, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son John, daughter Rachel, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jeffrey B. Berman

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Jeffrey B. Berman
Feb. 16, 2013

Jeffrey B. Berman, 70, of Hono­lulu, a creative entrepreneur and former co-owner of Fabrications, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by brother Steven and sister Meryl Guzinsky. Private services.

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Lillian Haruyo Sanehira

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 25, 2013
Lillian Haruyo Sanehira, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Army and Air Force Exchange Service office clerk at Hale Koa Hotel, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Troy, daughter Janice Shishido, brother Charles Y. Uchi­yama, sisters Marjorie T. Nakamura and Kay K. Okawa, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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John P. Clarkin

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 26, 2013
Dr. John P. Clarkin, 84, of Vancouver, Wash., formerly of Hono­lulu, a retired physician, died in Vancouver. He was born in St. Paul, Minn. He is survived by son John P. III, daughter Megan O’Niel, brother Robert, sister Valorie C. Scatcherd and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 9 a.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Peter K. Shimazu

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 8, 2013
Peter K. Shimazu, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 30 marine machine mechanic and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen Y., son Keith K., daughters Lana S. Lewis and Cheryl C. Matsumoto, sister Kiyoko, four grandchildren and two geat-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 9 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. March 11 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Maria Yago Corpuz

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 9, 2013
Maria Yago Corpuz, 78, of Hilo, a retired Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort housekeeper, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Irineo; sons Eddie and Carlito; daughters Corazon Miranda, Myrna Ibarra, Maggie Palafox, Grace Bartolome and Rowena Jacinto; brother Sotero Yago; sister Hilaria Yago; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. March 9 at St. Joseph Church, Hilo. Mass: noon. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Janet Miyoko Takamoto

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 3, 2013
Janet Miyoko Takamoto, 95, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa Plantation. She is survived by son Ronald, daughters Roberta Takamoto and Joyce Tanisaka, and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 17 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. March 19 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Phyllis Emily Hannam

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 26, 2013
Phyllis Emily Hannam, 85, of Aiea, a retired bookkeeper, died in Aiea. She was born in Toronto. Private services.

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Albert Tehero

Posted On March 2nd, 2013 -

Feb. 21, 2013
Albert Tehero, 86, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired crane operator, died in Kau Hospital. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by daughter Vicky Lawton and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Delphine Chamizo

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 11, 2013
Delphine “Bina” Chamizo, 89, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. She is survived by son Allan; daughters Barbara Racoma, Rhona Ouldhouse and Kathleen Carr; brother Jack Amorin; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Richard J. Merchant

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 3, 2013
Richard J. “Dick” Merchant, 61, of Pearl City, a former Hawaiian Electric Co. employee, died in Pearl City. He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y. He is survived by wife Kazuyo; son Jason; daughter Yoko Gelineault; mother Lucille; brother Daniel; sisters Betty Merchant, Diane Skinner, Sharman Birtz and Annette Schlegelmilch; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary- Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Chee Ming Chan

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 24, 2013
Chee Ming Chan, 79, of Honolulu, a Chinese grocery store owner, died in Honolulu. He was born in China. He is survived by son Kwok Wah; daughter Po Chu Ruby Fung; brothers Chi Wing, Chi Kong, Chi Ching, Chi Kai Richard and Chi Tai Danny; and sisters Mui Ying Lisa Wong, Mei Ying Pamela Leung and Shiu Ying Suzanne Lieu. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Chinese Buddhist Association of Hawaii. Inurnment to follow at Hsu Yun Temple.

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John Spooner Militante Jr.

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Jan. 28, 2013
John Spooner “Uncle Jim” Militante Jr., 76, of Honolulu, a retired Consolidated Amusement film department assistant manager and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Pam Phillips and Inez Yee Poong. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at New Hope Christian Fellowship, Sand Island. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

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Edwin Y.H. Chang

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 13, 2013
Edwin Y.H. Chang, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Newspaper Agency employee, Gok Doo Sam Heong Society past president and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Edna Mew Lin Chun; sons Melvin G.L., Jonathan G.J. and Dominic G.B.; daughters Carolyn O.W. Ozaki, Pamela E.W. Tuia and Constance C.W. Hall; sister Jennie Ernst; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Clifford Yasuji Miyaguchi

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 12, 2013
Clifford Yasuji Miyaguchi, 91, of Pearl City died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Ethel T.; sons Lance and Clint; daughters Frances Saito and Meredith Omura; brothers Hisao Miyaguchi and Robin and Mamoru Arsiga; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Harue China

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Jan. 26, 2013
Harue “Helen” China, 83, of Ewa, a retired Leeward Drive Inn fry cook, and former employee of Kawano Store and Pink Poodle Diner, died in Kapolei. She was born in Piihau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Casey, Dan and Darren Manalo; former husband Protacio Manalo; brother Eddie; sisters Margaret Muramoto and Sueko Kimura; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Wallace T. Nakayama

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 12, 2013
Wallace T. Nakayama, 70, of Hilo, a Willocks Construction Co. superintendent and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Robert, Bert and Larry; and sisters Elaine Nobuhara, Lillian Watanabe, Judith Fujiyama and Kay Oshiro. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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