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Ray Masato Muneoka

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 11, 2014
Ray Masato Muneoka, 65, of Honolulu, a retired construction laborer and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Terry A. Tajiri-Muneoka, sons Kamaka Y. and Lee, daughters Kiana L. and Shareyn, stepson Garet Maemoto, stepdaughters Dana A.H. and Randee H. Chang, and brother Carl M. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Constance Assum

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 23, 2014
Constance “Connie” Assum, 87, of Hauula died in Hauula. She was born in Bellevue, Ky. She is survived by sons James T., David P. and Ronald R.; daughter Laura K. Assum-Dahleen; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Ferris Wayne Hough

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 2, 2014
Ferris Wayne Hough, 90, of Kailua, a pastor and a child and family services psychologist, died at home. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is survived by wife Carol L.; son Jeffrey Price; daughters Carol, Sharon and Marty; sister Jean Hutstetler; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Reed Olaso

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 13, 2014
Reed Olaso, 54, of Kailua, athletic director at Le Jardin Academy, will be remembered in services 3 p.m. May 24 at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School. He died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Suzanne M.; son Eric K.; daughters Nikki, Kea-Marie and Alexa; mother Moana; sisters Luana Gibson and Tani O. Rodrigues; and nine grandchildren. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Masanobu Yagi

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

Feb. 15, 2014
Masanobu Yagi, 91, of Hilo, a retired Waldron distributor and an Army veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jennifer, son Lawrence N., daughters Shirley F. Yamashita and Gloria N. Carlile, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Gail Koon Fong Au

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Gail Koon Fong Au, 65, of Honolulu, owner of the McCully Union 76 service station and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace, sons Greg K.F. Au and Charles P. Tomas, daughters Gina Au Tomas and Lani Au, and four grandchildren. Services pending.

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Steven Shigeru Itokazu

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Steven Shigeru “Peter” Itokazu, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery welder and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Jane F., daughter Stephanie and brothers Raymond Itokazu and Shinsuke Tengan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mac Pataray

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

March 25, 2014
Mac Pataray, 73, of Aiea, a retired Hawaiian Tel cable maintenance supervisor, died in Aiea. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Cynthia “Cindy” Sarajina Pataray; sons Gerard, Marc and Todd Pataray, and Daniel, Darren and Dean Sarajina; daughter Danette Sarajina; brother Benjamin; sisters Caridad Ragasa, Lenora Ramos and Juanita Ballungay; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jean Yachiyo Soma Baba

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

March 22, 2014
Jean Yachiyo Soma Baba, 76, of Honolulu, retired owner of Ja Yachi Beauty Salon, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Thomas “Kaz,” son Thomas Keigo, brother Ronald Soma, sister Shirley S. Raymond and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. May 3 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Patricia Ann Jiminez

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 8, 2014
Patricia Ann “Caires” Jiminez, 79, of Lima, Peru, a professional hula dancer, cowgirl, actress and stuntwoman, died in Lima. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Rafael; son James K. “Kimo” Miranda; daughters Annette “Alapa’i” Coloma and Traci Miranda; brothers Ray Lundgren and Edward Mears; sisters Kathryn Mears, Angie Costa and Charlene “Cha” Thompson; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Queen Liliuokalani Center, Waimanalo. Services: 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Makapuu Beach. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Katherine Kikue Sadoyama

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 20, 2014
Katherine Kikue Sadoyama, 92, of Kaneohe, a preschool director, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by son Wayne Y., daughters Ruth M. Bringas and Karen Y. Llarenas, sisters Grace and Alice Miyaoka, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Christopher Bartow

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 16, 2014
Christopher “Chrip” Bartow, 48, of Ewa Beach, a hypnotherapist and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by wife Alexandra, sons Micheal and Robert, daughter Hannah, father Phillip, mother Deborah Hughes, brother Jules and sister Sarah. Private services.

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Minnie Halekulani Elderts Kaawaloa

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
The Rev. Minnie Halekulani Elderts Kaawaloa, 91, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired cultural demonstrator and interpreter at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, minister at Kamauloa o ka Malamalama Hoomana Naauao Church and an intern and cultural specialist for the Smithsonian Institution, died at home. She was born in Kaiakea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons William K., Lionel, Jesse, Stanley and Jerry Kaawaloa, and Herbert Elderts; daughters Leilani Ring, Mary Jane Kamoku, Gladys Miller, and Piilani and Jerilyn Kaawaloa; brother Matthew Elderts; sister Eleanor Evangelista; 28 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and 31 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Winifred Jean Van Doren

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 18, 2014
Winifred Jean Van Doren, 94, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired high school English teacher and a homemaker, died at home. She was born in England. She is survived by son Mark, daughters Anna Van Doren and Mary Boyle, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services.

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Ida Jane Keliiokalani Chun

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

March 17, 2014
The Rev. Ida Jane Keliiokalani Chun, 91, of Honolulu, retired Kalihi Waena Elementary School, educator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Raymond K., Riley L. and Rodney K.; daughters Myrna M.K. Chun, Charlene P. Hayashi, Kaylene P. Rodrigues and Midgie K. Taira; sister Katherine Leilani Hanapi; 26 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. May 3 at the mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Betty Tomiko Koga

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 14, 2014
Betty Tomiko Koga, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Carol & Mary seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Donald N., daughter Carol Ann Wong, brother Thomas Nikaido and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Sheryl Lee Wilson

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 16, 2014
Sheryl Lee Wilson, 55, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Denver. She is survived by son Erick Sprague; father Bill; sisters Rosilyn, Valerie and Jennifer; companion Charles Johnson; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Maximiniano Esperanza Eala

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Maximiniano Esperanza Eala, 76, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired groundskeeper for Westin Kauai and Kiahuna Plantation, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Jonald; daughters Connie Vidal, Natividad Espejo, Josephine Segismundo and Gemma Copperfield; brothers Rojelio, Epifanio and Lucrecio; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren Visitation: 6 p.m. May 7 at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue. Rosary: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. May 8 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Oi Kwan Lee

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 12, 2014
Oi Kwan Lee, 94, of Honolulu, a seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Kin Ying, Wilson and Andrew; daughters Yuk Zin Lum and Faye Lam; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Masanobu Yagi

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

Feb. 15, 2014
Masanobu Yagi, 91, of Hilo, a retired Waldron distributor and an Army veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jennifer, son Lawrence N., daughters Shirley F. Yamashita and Gloria N. Carlile, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Yoshiko M. Ebesu

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 16, 2014
Yoshiko M. “Margaret” Ebesu, 94, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, retired proprietress of Pacific Products Co. in Honolulu, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in California. She is survived by son Robert Jr., daughters Carolyn Sewake and Lei Ann Onishi, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Ping Xiao Li

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 13, 2014
Ping Xiao Li, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Look Funn Factory cook, died at home. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Jun Liang; son Si Ming Gao; daughter Wendy Gao Lee; brothers Fu Lai, Fu Qiu and Fu Zhan; sisters Ping Cai, Ping Duo and Yang Jing; and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. May 3 at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Kevin Kazuo Yoshiyama

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 22, 2014
Kevin Kazuo Yoshiyama, 29, of Hilo, an assistant program manager for Hui Ola na Oiwi, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Patrick and Lois, and sisters Karla Yamanoha and Marcia Yoshiyama. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Gary Michael Fontes

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

March 30, 2014
Gary Michael Fontes, 33, of Kaaawa, a driver for HFM FoodService, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jahziah K.T. and Zahfiyah N.K., daughter Zionna K.M., parents William C. Fontes Jr. and Lori E. Gomes, brothers Jonathan D. Fontes and Jack C. Foltz, sisters Melissa L.L. Gomes-Tulua and Garnette Marlang, and grandmothers Miriam J. Foltz, Diane Gomes and Elena Marlang. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 3 at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Elizabeth Jane Magee

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 6, 2014
Elizabeth Jane Magee, 83, of Oahu, a homemaker, died on Oahu. She was born in Kaimuki. She is survived by sons John, Michael and Lyman; daughters Karen O’Conner and Catherine Magee, sister Hazel Pimental, companion George Baker and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Donations suggested to the Autism Society.

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Gail Koon Fong Au

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Gail Koon Fong Au, 65, of Honolulu, owner of the McCully Union 76 service station and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace, sons Greg K.F. Au and Charles P. Tomas, daughters Gina Au Tomas and Lani Au, and four grandchildren. Services pending.

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Chiyoko Miyabara

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

April 15, 2014
Chiyoko Miyabara, 93, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Colin, daughter Lorayne Treschuk, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Paul Koong Hoon Wong

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

April 6, 2014
Paul Koong Hoon Wong, 98, of Pearl City, a retired Kometani Realty real estate agent and co-owner of GKW Electronics in Lahaina, died in Waipahu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Arnold and Harrison; daughters Sister Pauline Therese and Kathleen Wong; brothers Anthony, James and Kenneth; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Nancy Kiyono Miyazono

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

Feb. 21, 2014
Nancy Kiyono Miyazono, 96, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Piihonua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Melvin S. and Earl K., daughter Diane M. Nagao, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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William Yangson

Posted On April 25th, 2014 -

April 17, 2014
William “Bill” Yangson, 82, of Honolulu, a self-employed ceramic tile contractor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elsie A., sons Rodney A. and William P., daughter Cheryl A., sister Lillian Alpiche, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church, 830 Main St., Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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