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Lawrence Worel Zdvoracek

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Dec. 17, 2011
Lawrence Worel “Larry” Zdvoracek, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired Hauula Congregational Church minister and Navy and Coast Guard veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in St. Louis. He is survived by daughters Laureen “Kehaulani” Zdvoracek, Annabeth “Mealii” Miguel and Jerryle-Ann “Pua” McBee; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Kailua Christian Church, 317 Manono St. Services: 4:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Jan. 17 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Takeo Okada

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Dec. 14, 2011
Takeo “Tommy” Okada, 98, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Beatrice S., sons Douglas K. and Philip M., daughter Karen F. Takafuji, sisters Kathryn M. Haraguchi and Mutsuko Matsuda, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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David Kananiolaie Travis

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Dec. 24, 2011
David Kananiolaie Travis, 78, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired heavy equipment operator, died in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Connie; sons David Jr. and Rudy; daughter Kristy K. Travis-Ramirez; stepsons Hiram and Keo Kaukani, Charleston and Kana Wallace, and John Kahunanui; stepdaughters Charmaine and Charlotte Wallace, Leiko Kahunanui-Vierra and Momi Kahunanui; sisters Lottie Kukona, Mildred Bailado and Paula Kalanikau; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Bruce Kerr Poniaulani Parker

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Dec. 20, 2011
Bruce Kerr Poniaulani Parker, 60, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Fire Department captain with the Waimanalo Fire Station and student safety officer for Kalani High School and Mid-Pacific Institute, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lisa “Puakeonaona”; son Kamuela; daughters Sacha Silva and Kapualehua Luta; brothers Glenn, Peter, John and Gregg; sisters Gayle Kaio, Lei Niheu and Angela Gomes; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel. Services: 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Betty Tsukayama

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Dec. 23, 2011
Betty Tsukayama, 94, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeper for private families, did at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jerry, daughter Carolyn Walther, brother Mike Oshiro, sisters Lillian Nakamoto and Ruth Biello, caregiver Mari Walther and a grandchild. Private services. Family and friends can pay respects at her niche at Nuuanu Memorial Park, Kukui LL Row H No. 5.

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Ralph N. Akamine

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Nov. 2, 2011
Dr. Ralph N. Akamine, 89, of Honolulu, a retired oral surgeon and Army veteran who served during World War II, died in St. Francis Hospice Nuuanu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Louise I. and Linda Chan Akamine, and Lauren Chan Estern; brother Richard G.; sisters Jessie Y. Varble and Marion M. Akamine; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. June 8 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Bernard Kalani Sanford

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Dec. 25, 2011
Bernard Kalani Sanford, 43, of Palolo, a construction employee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Daniel and Louise, brothers Daniel III and Benjamin, and sisters Louise “Boogie” Renaud and Raemi Sanford. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Masakazu Uemura

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Jan. 5, 2012
Masakazu “Masa” Uemura, 88, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired Kona Village Resort maintenance supervisor, Kitaoka Construction and Yamamoto Contractor employee and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel stone mason, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Keei, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betsy; sons Terry and Aaron; daughters Lorna Motogawa, Ruth Andrade and Lori Ann Edmoundson; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keei ward, Honaunau. Services: 3:30 p.m. Burial to follow at Hongwangji Mission Cemetery, Keei.

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Edward John Boneza

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Dec. 17, 2011
Edward John Boneza, 60, of Kailua, a retired Servco Pacific Toyota parts salesman, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Joseph, daughter Jodi, brother Clarence and sisters Mary Aurio and Betty Wilhelm. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaii-funeralservices.com.

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Walter Herbert Santos Jr.

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Dec. 27, 2011
Walter Herbert “Googoo” Santos Jr., 58, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a Pioneer Mill Co. diesel mechanic on Maui, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Larry and sisters Judy, Annette and Tina. Private services.

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Apio Afook Ung

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Dec. 30, 2011
Apio Afook Ung, 101, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Tribune-Herald district circulation manager and Ford Island civilian employee during World War II, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Edwin; daughter Carolyn Irvine; sisters Eloise Stolz, Lois Brooks and Eleanor Chu; and two grandchildren. No services.

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Luis Encarnacion Buenafe

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Dec. 6, 2011
Luis Encarnacion Buenafe, 85, of Waipahu, a security guard and a veteran of the U.S. armed forces in the Philippine Scouts, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Lemery, Philippines. He is survived by wife Ninfa G.; sons Herick S., Lloyd S. Reynold S. and Luisito S.; daughter May B. Alber; sister Norma B. Narcisco; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to be held at a later date in Cabanatuan City, Philippines. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional survivor information for obituary published Sunday Jan. 8.

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Ronald John Saragosa

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Dec. 15, 2011
Ronald John Saragosa, 58, of Hilo, an Atebara Chip Factory supervisor, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Ronald Jr., Jeremy K. and Damien K.; brothers Louie, Leroy and Stanley; companion Vennie P. Brodo; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m.

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Dyke Hidemasa Urashima

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Nov. 27, 2011
Dyke Hidemasa Urashima, 92, of Pearl City, a retired boiler engineer at Tripler Army Medical Center and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Dorothy M., sons Thomas K. and Dean M., daughter Clare H. Tominaga, brother Harold H., six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Ciriaco Baclig Dicion

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Dec. 11, 2011
Ciriaco Baclig Dicion, 78, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Ciriaco Jr.; daughters Irene Bayudan and Criselda “Mildred” Fabela; brothers Federico, Ubaldo and Aurelio; sisters Felicidad Pagarigan and Maria J. Sison; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Clark Hisao Shiraki

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Nov. 25, 2011
Clark Hisao Shiraki, 88, of Waianae, a retired city Department of Transportation Services employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brother Rocky Y., sister Lynda H. Kuriyama and caregiver Mila Duropan. Private services.

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Agustina Tomas Valenzuela

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Dec. 19, 2011
Agustina Tomas Valenzuela, 77, of Waipahu, a retired Wong Kung Chop Suey and Jesse’s Bakery and Restaurant employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Carlito Sr., Arnold, Arthur, Roger, Ronald Allan, Aristotle and Alfredo; daughters Virginia Tauyan, Gloria Medrano, Loida Fernandez, Evelyn Valenzuela and Katherine Ringor; brother Cesar Pacariem; sister Paulina Tabag; 32 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jim Endicott

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Jan. 1, 2012
Jim Endicott, 67, of Honolulu, a foreman clerk and Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Stockton, Calif. He is survived by wife Ann, daughters Shelli Ramos and Pam Morse, brother Monte, sister Theda Reynon and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at the Honolulu Elks Lodge. Scattering of ashes beyond the reef. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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Tadao Sugai

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Jan. 5, 2012
Tadao Sugai, 86, of Honalo, Hawaii, a mason, and macadamia nut and coffee farmer, died at home. He was born in Honalo. He is survived by wife Kay; sons Brian and Neal; daughter Aonya Nakamura; brothers James, Mauka and Fusao; sisters Misao Yonemori and Yaeko Oda; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Richard Lee Wagner

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Dec. 28, 2011
Richard Lee “Rick” Wagner, 57, of Keaau, Hawaii, formerly of Honolulu, a construction foreman, died at home. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by wife Sheri K.H., son Kenson K. and sister Rebecca L. “Becky” Nakasone. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Church of the Nazarene. Aloha attire.

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Robert Cadiz Andaya

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Dec. 19, 2011
Robert Cadiz Andaya, 40, of Waipahu, a painter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Evaristo C. Jr., mother Pamela S. and sister Li Ann L. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Herbert Jacobson

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Dec. 22, 2011
Herbert “Jake” Jacobson, 93, of Kailua, a retired supervisor for the Navy Public Works Center, Kem’s Electric and Pacific Marine, and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Fowler, Colo. He is survived by wife Beatrice S.; sons Alvin, Brian and Carlton Hayasaka; daughter Penny Sakamoto; sister Betty Leieritz; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation:10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Christian Church. Services:11 a.m. Inurnment:2 p.m. Jan. 18 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Barbara Shimoko Ornellas

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Dec. 11, 2011
Barbara Shimoko Ornellas, 89, of Waikoloa, formerly of Ewa, a salesclerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Stanford J., daughters Leslie Ann Bell and Beth N. Apostadiro, sister Helen Kihara, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Ewa Community Church. Services:11 a.m.

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John Wilbur Bristow

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Dec. 24, 2011
John Wilbur Bristow, also known as “Todd” and “Coach Todd,”82, of Kaneohe, a Kaneohe District Park boxing athletic director and an Air Force, Army and Navy veteran, died. He was born inAlexandria, Va. He is survived by wife Jo-Ann Y., son Todd G., daughters Kimiko Bristow-Canfield and Denise Upchurch, brother Leonard Chalk, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation:11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, east chapel. Services:noon.

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Nancy Natsue Kaneshiro

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Dec. 29, 2011
Nancy Natsue Kaneshiro, 90, of Waianae, a retired Waianae store manager, died. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Alvin M. and Dick T., daughters Janet T. Kaneshiro and Marilyn M. Nagai, sister Gladys C. Nakata, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation:noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Diana Iwalani Paekukui

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Dec. 28, 2011
Diana Iwalani “Deedee” Paekukui, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired Maryknoll Grade School teacher’s aide, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband John; sonMichael; hanai sonJuan Montalbano; daughters Nadineand Fayth; stepmother Margaret Hamocon, brothers Lawrence Jr., Lloyd and Mark Hamocon; sisters Lorraine Lienert, Barbara Kalopodes and Susan Hamocon; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass:noon. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society. Online condolences:www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Benita Mostoles Cambri

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Dec. 1, 2011
Benita Mostoles Cambri, 76, of Pearl City, a retired Queen’s Medical Center housekeeper, died in Pearl City. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ponciano Sr., sons Ponciano Jr. and Nathan, daughters AnaMarie Cambri Tacotaco and Olivia Guillermo, brother Ignacio Mostoles, sister Lucia “Maring” Ancheta, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Burial:1 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Mary V. Lee

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Jan. 2, 2012
Mary V. Lee, 88, of Kailua, a retired Army registered nurse, died in Kailua. She was born in Sigourney, Iowa. She is survived by sons Terry, Daryl and Steven; daughter Vicky Lee Fraher; brother Donald Wickenkamp; sister Mildred Peifer; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services:11 a.m. Saturday at Newman Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1941 East-West Road, Honolulu.

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Leonila Rompon Pineda

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Dec. 13, 2011
Leonila Rompon Pineda, 73, of Pearl City, a retired Kam Swap Meet cashier, died in Pearl City. She was born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husbandMartin; hanai sonLoren Beall; daughter Kathleen Pineda; brothers Ronald, Daniel and Francis Rompon; sisters Josephine Larson, Carol Fisher and Ranel Rompon; and four grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:10 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jacqueline Susan Char

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Dec. 21, 2011
Jacqueline Susan Char, 51, of Honolulu, a former employee of the Ross store in Hawaii Kai, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Thomas P. and Elaine Y., and sisters Gayle I. Char and Millicent C. “Millie”Shudo. Private services.

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