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Lowell Dale Kanani Farias

Posted On February 11th, 2014 -

Jan. 27, 2014
Lowell Dale Kanani Farias, 50, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Adam, Dale, Kaleo, Kaipo, Chad and Wyatt; daughter Ashley; sisters Deborah and Donna; and 12 grandchildren. Services pending.

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Bert Torao Nishihara

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Jan. 19, 2014
Bert Torao Nishihara, 60, of Waipahu, a state accountant, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol Ann, sons Stephen and Scott, daughter Kristen and sister Sharon Mitani. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Eugene Bal Dunn Gleason

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Jan. 28, 2014
Eugene Bal Dunn Gleason, also known as Kini Gleason, 74, of Honolulu, an electronic data processing auditor for First Hawaiian Bank and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen Knudsen Gleason; sons Kevin K., Brian K. and Michael A.; brother Patrick H. Jr.; sister Rhoda N. Vierra; and nine grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Malama Maunalua, P.O. Box 240421, Honolulu, HI 96824; or online at malamanaunalua.org.

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Alex Noh

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Feb. 6, 2014
Alex Noh, 80, of Honolulu, a broadcaster and disc jockey for KUMU radio, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Beatrice Minn and Loretta N. Lee. Private services.

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Yoshiaki Higa

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Jan. 15, 2014
Yoshiaki Higa, 84, of Waipahu, a retired McKesson truck driver and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in North Hilo. He is survived by brother Gengoro and sisters Hatsue Kinoshita and Clara Kajiwara. Private services.

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Sherille Leimamo Ramos-Akai

Posted On February 11th, 2014 -

Feb. 3, 2014
Sherille Leimamo Ramos-Akai, 71, of Aiea, a retired Sansei warehouse clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph, Paul and John Mark Akai; brothers Joseph and John Kuahuia; sister Cynthia Hauwea; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Edwin Masaaki Hiroshige

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Feb. 7, 2014
Edwin Masaaki “Hiro” Hiro-shige, 68, of Honolulu, a state Department of Transportation retiree and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Brandon, daughters Kristine Lai and Brittany Albertson, sister Mae Lum and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Elisa Yago Sarte

Posted On February 11th, 2014 -

Jan. 19, 2014
Elisa Yago Sarte, 88, of Aiea, an employee of St. Francis Hospital and the state Department of Transportation Airports Division, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawi, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Jaime, Francisco and Jovann; daughters Andrea Teague and Florence Castillo; brother Melicio Yago; sister Magdelina Yago; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to hurricane victims of the Philippines. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Suzanne Hirota

Posted On February 11th, 2014 -

Jan. 27, 2014
Suzanne Hirota, 58, of Hilo died. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by husband Lyle, mother Setsuko Asato, brother Kelly Asato and sister Laureen Asato. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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Hidetaka Sato

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Jan. 18, 2014
Hidetaka “Paisan” Sato, 89, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired carpenter, coffee farmer and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honaunau. He is survived by son Alvin, daughter Claudia, brother Kenji, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Tamie Hori

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Jan. 30, 2014
Tamie Hori, 98, of Honolulu, a retired Union Supply Co. seamstress, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Stanley, daughter Jean K. Katsuda, brother Fred Ishikawa and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Ellie Pajar Segismundo

Posted On February 11th, 2014 -

Feb. 1, 2014
Ellie Pajar Segismundo, 78, of New Jersey, a retired New York Hilton Hotel floor supervisor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband John E.; sons Jerry P. and Jun P.; daughters Leilani S. Lofranco, Gigi Rose S. Skinner and Armi Grace S. Sanseverino; brothers Josefino “Piping,” Mario, Regino “Rhey” and Dozenio “Zen”; sisters Teresita “Tessie” Lilker, Saima P. Syed and Catherine P. “Cathy” Quema; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Etsuko Emi Horiuchi

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Jan. 12, 2014
Etsuko Emi Horiuchi, 71, of Honolulu, a retired Antonio Benvienuto cosmetologist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Frank M., son Paul A.Q. Hofmann, daughter Satomi E. Hoffman, sister Hisako Yamaguchi and a grandchild. Private services.

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Vincent Mitsuru Tanaka

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Jan. 29, 2014
Vincent Mitsuru Tanaka, 63, of Honolulu, a retired HPC Foods sales manager, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Betty, son Brandon, daughter Erin and brother David. Services: 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Aloha attire.

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Thomas Abraham Keolanui

Posted On February 11th, 2014 -

Jan. 4, 2014
Thomas Abraham “Tutu Man” Keolanui, 75, of Kapolei, a retired Chevron truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Richard Fitzsimmons, daughters Carol Duncan and Claire Hueu, sister Sarah Pierson, 19 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Kapolei. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Kiyoko Terao

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Jan. 22, 2014
Kiyoko “Kay” Terao, 94, of Kapaa, Kauai, formerly of Ewa, a retired state employee, died in Wailua Homesteads, Kauai. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Ryne and Lindy; brothers Robert, James and Clifton Saiki; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ned Kaaiaia Kauahipaula Tom

Posted On February 10th, 2014 -

Jan. 4, 2014
Ned Kaaiaia Kauahipaula “8 Ball” Tom, 69, of Waipahu, a construction worker, died in Waipahu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Shane; daughters Shannon Baguio and Shyenne Tom-Schuster; brothers Max and Wayne Tom, and Sonny Kauahipaula; sisters Amy Tom, Cindy Goshi, Shanelle Yanagi, Daunette Hidley, Johne Colahan, Arlene Bannister and Cassandra Chang; and five grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 45-1009 Wailele Road, Kaneohe. Services: 12:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Heeia Pier. Flowers and lei for sea welcome.

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Amado Cabinian Yere

Posted On February 10th, 2014 -

Jan. 19, 2014
Amado Cabinian Yere, 58, of Waipahu, a Don Quijote security guard and cook at Zippy’s, died in Aiea. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Guadalupe; son Brad; daughter Imelda Viernes; mother Teresa Yere; brothers Gabriel Jr. and John V.; sisters Modesta Coloma, Milagros Pera, Aurora Aglipay and Marites Sagila; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Full Gospel Temple. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the temple. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. White flowers only. Online condolences to be sent to hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Baltazar Porte Barroga

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Jan. 11, 2014
Baltazar Porte Barroga, 91, of Ewa Beach, a retired Oahu Sugar Co. employee, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Elpidio C., brother Hector, sister Somera and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Cesario Roman Campos

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Jan. 24, 2014
Cesario Roman Campos, 78, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Roland, Russell and Reg; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences at woolseymortuary.com.

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Ranelle Kanoeau Godoy-Derige

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Jan. 21, 2014
Ranelle Kanoeau Godoy-Derige, 35, of Ewa Beach, a driver for Roberts Hawaii, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Filemon Godoy Jr., mother Elizabeth Dupio, stepfather Orlando Dupio, stepmother Tammy Godoy, partner Noeau Tkachenko, brothers Jaydon and Jaren Dupio, and sisters Cheryl Dupio, Bryandi G. Padeb and Bryttani, Bryah and Breyan Godoy. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Oahu, 290 Sand Island Access Road. No flowers.

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George K. Hiwatashi

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Jan. 17, 2014
George K. Hiwatashi, 72, of Wailuku, a retired University of Hawaii Maui Campus employee for the building and grounds department, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Carol M., sons Chad and Todd, daughter Charlene, brothers Mako and Robert, sisters Masano Suzuki and Yukino Hiwatashi, and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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David Teruji Ishii

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Jan. 9, 2014
David Teruji Ishii, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired federal government plumber at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen Y., brother Walter Y. and sisters Eleanor T. Ledward and Ann F. Ng. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Robert Loando Sr.

Posted On February 10th, 2014 -

Jan. 27, 2014
Robert Loando Sr., 83, of Kailua-Kona, a paniolo, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kona. He is survived by wife Lorraine, son Robert Jr., daughters Cathy Loando-James and Gina Loando-Henderson, brothers August Sr. and Gilbert Sr., and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass: 11 a.m. No flowers.

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Robert T. Matsushita

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Jan. 29, 2014
Robert T. Matsushita, 87, of Wailuku, a retired office manager for Kahului Trucking and Storage Co., died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Mabel, daughters Susan Ito and Dawn Mijo, brother the Rev. Richard, sister Peggy Obayashi and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ronald Jack Mayuiers

Posted On February 10th, 2014 -

Feb. 5, 2014
Ronald Jack Mayuiers, 78, of Kapalua, Maui, a real estate investor and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Gary, Ind. He is survived by wife Karen, daughter Ronnette, brother Melvin and sister Gloria Esteppe. Private services. Online condolences may be sent to ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Michael Mitsuo Muraoka

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Jan. 12, 2014
Michael Mitsuo Muraoka, 71, of Ewa Beach, a retired Masons Hawaii employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laraine; sons Michael and Todd; daughter Carole; brothers Kenneth and Emil Muraoka, and Alfred, Vernon and Samson Peneku; sister Sandy Manuel; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Elsie Yoshino Nakano

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Jan. 27, 2014
Elsie Yoshino Nakano, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Times Super Market meat cutter, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ronald H., Stephen T. and Dean A.; sister Helen S. Ikehara; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Manoa Valley Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thomas Mitsuru Okano

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Jan. 16, 2014
Dr. Thomas Mitsuru Okano, 83, of Mililani, a retired dentist and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Michael and Mark, daughter Catherine Biehl and seven grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences may be sent to woolseymortuary@hotmail.com.

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Kaipo Allan Poaipuni

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Jan. 31, 2014
Kaipo Allan Poaipuni, 35, of Kanaio, Maui, a cook at TJ Warehouse in Wailuku, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Tiffany; sons Calvin Wong, Treyson Keahi-Poaipuni and Kaimana Martin; daughters Makana-Lynn Hewlett and Jaylynn and Jennifer R. Poaipuni; and parents Victor and Nancy. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waipuna Chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional services: noon Feb. 22 at Keokea Park. Online condolences to be sent to ballardfamilymortuary.com.

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