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Ernest Tin Tai Yee

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 29, 2014

Ernest Tin Tai Yee, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 51 electrician and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Erwin B.H., daughters Tina Yee Wolsborn and Ernellen Y. Lui, sister Sadie Gouveia, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Yung Yong Moon

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Jan. 11, 2015

Yung Yong Moon, 91, of Honolulu, a retired boat builder and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by hanai daughters Patti Matsuura and Susan Tong, brother Yung Min and sister Kyang Hi Owen. Private services. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society or Hawaii Foodbank.

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Ernest Masami Nakasone

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Sept. 11, 2014

Ernest Masami Nakasone, 80, of Las Vegas, a Hawaiian Tel retiree and an Army veteran, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kelvin and Jay; daughter Tina; brothers Stanley, Ted, Tom, Mickey and Charlie; sisters Hazel Tokuda, Florence Higa, Nancy Tokuhara and Nora Paydahag; and two grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nemesia Del Rosario Abanto

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 21, 2014

Nemesia Del Rosario Abanto, 96, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Gil, daughter Claudia Cruz and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services: 10 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial in the Philippines at a later date. Online condolences: Hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Edna Yayoi Okimura

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Nov. 18, 2014

Edna Yayoi Okimura, 100, of Honolulu, a Carol & Mary retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Clarene Y. Leong and a grandchild. Private services.

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Matias Martines Abiva

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 17, 2014

Matias Martines Abiva, 88, of Honolulu, a retired landscaper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Calveria, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Florida P.; sons Ernie, Romeo and Andy; daughters Delia Bareng, Conchita Silao, Carmen Doronio, Norma Reniva, Arlene Agcaoili and Gloria Abiva; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Church. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Jan. 24 at the church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Caramin Domingo Pilla

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Jan. 3, 2015

Caramin “Carmen” Domingo Pilla, 85, of Ewa Beach, a State Poultry retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Oscar, Noel and Ofelio Jose; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Francisco Agustin

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 21, 2014

Francisco Agustin, 85, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by wife Mansing B., daughter Angelina A. Saiki, brothers Florentino and Ernesto, sisters Rosalina Domencel and Reymunda Bernardo, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Anthony Ragasa

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 23, 2014

Anthony “Tony” Ragasa, 53, of Aiea, a fleet service clerk, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Garyce Viernes; son Jordan; daughters Lahela and Emily Ragasa, Jessica Fernando and Kacie-Lynn Viernes; and sisters Cynthia Cabanilla and Laura Ragasa. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Jeremias A. Edu

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Jan. 13, 2015

Jeremias A. Edu, 93, of Lathrop, Calif., died in Stockton, Calif. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Frankie, Moises, Nelson and Jeremias Jr.; daughters Bernardita Juarez, Melody Macadangdang, Jewel Trottier, Evelyn Ogle, Elizabeth Edu and Gloria Suniga; 23 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services in California. Call 916-732-2031 for information.

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Margaret Williams Rego

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 18, 2014

Margaret Williams Rego, 98, of Honolulu died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Frank “Lenny” Jr., sister Thelma Leigh, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Chapel. Services: 1:30 p.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Yayoi Endo

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 21, 2014

Yayoi Endo, 91, of Hilo died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Elliot, Barney, Francis and Elton; sisters Violet Paxton, May Askew, Grace Dunning, Helen Canario and Elizabeth Cain; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services held. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Irvin Ross

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Jan. 11, 2015

Irvin “Chungi” Ross, 69, of Honolulu, a retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Alan, Isaac and Kelii Ross, and Christopher Chun; daughter Michele Shofner; mother Nancy Kam; sister Marsha Kam; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Shogo Fujii

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 31, 2014
Shogo “Tom” Fujii, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Shell Oil Co. terminal operator and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kona. He is survived by brothers Robert E., Youichi and Aldo M.; and sisters Jean M. Nakagawa and Betsy K. Creech. Private services.

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William Spencer Rushing Sr.

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 23, 2014

William “Bill” Spencer Rushing Sr., 79, of Honolulu, a submariner and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons William Jr., Raymond, Brandon, Michael and David; daughter Linda; brothers Lawrence and Byron; and seven grandchildren. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Services: 2 p.m. at Cathedral at Saint Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ray Willard Gannett Jr.

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Jan. 11, 2015

Ray Willard Gannett Jr., 94, of Lawai, Kauai, a retired New York Life Insurance sales agent, died at home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by son Michael, daughters Susan Boadella and Kathy Gannett, three grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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Beatrice Alesna Abellanida Sevilla

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 14, 2014

Beatrice Alesna Abellanida Sevilla, 86, of Waipahu, a federal government retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by son Darryl, sisters Lucina Verano and Juliana Chung, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Leatrice Uyeda Hamatake

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Jan. 7, 2015

Leatrice Uyeda Hamatake, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Tripler Army Medical Center secretary, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Don, daughters Trina Nitta and Renee Tawarahara, brother Francis Uyeda, sister Doris Kawada, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Sumiko Shiroma

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 12, 2014

Sumiko Shiroma, 96, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center-West. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Don H., daughters Sandra K. Abe and Peggy H. Sugimoto, brother Tetsuo, sisters Hisako Kiyabu and Doris Yoneda, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Bernard Hurtig

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Jan. 14, 2015

Bernard “Bernie” Hurtig, 86, of Honolulu, a retired jewelry designer, manufacturer and entrepreneur, died. He was born in Port Arthur, Ontario. He is survived by wife Helen, son Rodney, daughter Joy and a grandchild. Graveside services: noon Monday at Valley of the Temples. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Black Swan Multiple Myeloma Foundation.

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Yae Taga

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 17, 2014

Yae Taga, 85, of Mililani, a retired Highlands Child Care Center cook, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Raymond R., daughters Christine Y. Kikugawa and Debbie M. Choy, brother Shoji Abe, sister Kimiko Dodo and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Mildred Misae Imai

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 12, 2014

Mildred Misae Imai, 97, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ralph M., daughter Kathryn and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Edwin Mamoru Tani

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 15, 2014

Edwin Mamoru Tani, 90, of Waipahu, a state government retiree, former contractor and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tomoe A.; sons Milton S. and Jason M. Tani, and William S. and Glenn S. Arakawa; daughters Beverly K. Vierra, Eloise M. Abinante and Doris M. Kiyuna; sister Sister Mary Ann; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Violet Kamai Kekina

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 6, 2014

Violet Kamai Kekina, 92, of Honolulu, a retired public health nurse in Sacramento, Calif., died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Hilda Kekina and Ruth Chun. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Sylvia Loretta Trepte

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Dec. 17, 2014

Sylvia Loretta Trepte, 71, of Waialua, an educator in the public and private sectors, died at home. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Paul R., son Gary, daughters Tiffany Eason and Crystal Parry, brother Michael Jobes and sister Catherine Lomasney. Services at a later date.

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Joyce B. Kloeppel

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Jan. 3, 2015

Joyce B. Kloeppel, 84, of Laie, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by sons Paul and John, daughter Debbie Bullough, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:15 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai, 219 Lunalilo Home Road. Services: 9:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Sione Alalate Uluave

Posted On January 17th, 2015 -

Jan. 12, 2015

Sione Alalate Uluave, 67, of Laie, a retired University of Hawaii math professor at the Windward campus, died in Kahuku. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Tameleti; sons Jerome, David, Lousiale and Sione; daughters Nellie Walker, Jessie Schwenke, Lose “J’nelle” and Luseane; brothers Kalisi, Peter, Siotame and Alama; sisters Emeline Unga, Fololini Havea and Lose Langi; and 20 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Carie Korbelik Ramey

Posted On January 16th, 2015 -

Dec. 21, 2014
Carie Korbelik Ramey, 69, of Kaneohe, a psychologist and former co-owner of Color Dynamics, died at home. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by son Corey D.L. Onerheim and sister Sandra Korbelik. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Helen Nani Ahuna

Posted On January 16th, 2015 -

Dec. 19, 2014
Helen Nani “Auntie Nani” Ahuna, 78, of Waianae, a retired Waianae Drug Store clerk, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Arnold K. Pahinui; sons Charles N.N. and Joseph N. Ahuna, and Abraham A. Leedy; daughter Helen “Mele”; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Rita Catholic Church. Eulogy: 9:30 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 11-11:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at Maili Beach Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Delphina Oandasan Tipon

Posted On January 16th, 2015 -

Jan. 12, 2015
Delphina Oandasan Tipon, 87, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Kona Seaside Hotel housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Winston and Elpidio del Castillo; daughters Evelyn Blanco and Daisy del Castillo; brothers Alejandro, Isidro and Melanio Oandasan; sisters Ernestina Tenoso and Virginia Arellano; and five grandchildren. Two-day vigil: 10 a.m. Monday through Tuesday at her residence, 75-124-B Lunapule Road, Kailua-Kona. Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa, Hawaii. Luncheon and fellowship at the family residence to follow burial. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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