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Mildred Kikuno Teramoto

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 1, 2012
Mildred Kikuno Teramoto, 97, of Honolulu, a Fujiya Ltd. retiree, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hauula. She is survived by son Kenneth, daughters Helene Arata and Linda Gono, sister Betty Ukishima, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Honpa Hongwanji. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Teisho Higa

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Dec. 30, 2011
Teisho Higa, 89, of Wahiawa died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Grace; son Ronald S.; daughters Evelyn Hirata, Elaine Roumasset and June Quemado; sister Haruko Uehara; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Chih-Fen Wu

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 8, 2012
Chih-Fen “Mona” Wu, 74, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Ming-Pi Mi, son Ding Pang Shen, daughter Lin-Lin Shen, stepdaughters Patty Dunlop and Diana Smit, and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert T. Hirayama

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Dec. 24, 2011
Robert T. Hirayama, 89, of Haleiwa, an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, K Company, and a retired heavy-equipment inspector at Schofield Barracks, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Mokuleia. He is survived by wife Evelyn; sons Lloyd, Wayne, Ralph and Arnold; brothers Hiroshi, Thomas, Ted and Isao; sister Harriet Shimamoto; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sadaaki Yamaguchi

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 6, 2012
Sadaaki Yamaguchi, 79, of Honolulu, a travel industry tour director, died in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Japan. He is survived by sister Masako Umezawa. Services held.

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Elaine T. Jones

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 6, 2012
Elaine T. Jones, 91, of Hilo, a PayLess retiree, dressmaker and Concept Now distributor, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Cheryl McGinnis; brothers Manabu, Charles K. and Herbert Uyeda; and a grandchild. No services.

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Katherine Kalapu A’asa

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 5, 2012
Katherine Kalapu A’asa, 62, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Avemaia Jr. and Samuel; daughters Leaiseaiga Temese, Charmane Nofoa, Katherine Kiliona, Kalapu Galoia and Junella A’asa; brothers James Pancho, and Joseph, Roy Jr., Bertie and Philip Hall; sisters Henrietta Ah Loy, Noella Tupua, Maryann Bing and Jerryann Dunn; and 17 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Final services and burial to be held in American Samoa. Casual attire.

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Luis Jovanny Lopez

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 7, 2012
Luis Jovanny Lopez, 27, of Honolulu died. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Christina, son Luis III, daughter Jasmine, mother Drucila Dedrick, stepfather Richard Dedrick, stepbrother Jonathan Dedrick and grandparent Juan Gomez. Private services.

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Angelina Cayetano

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Dec. 23, 2011
Angelina “Angie” Cayetano, 77, of Pearl City died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Allen and Alton “Butchie Boy”; daughters Vanessa Rabago, and Verna, Verena and Vina Cayetano; brothers Miguel “Mike” Toledo, and Marcelino “Mac” and Saturino “Tony” Magalianes; sister Neves Galbiso;15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Leroy Simaile Lutu

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 14, 2012
Leroy Simaile Lutu, 62, of Honolulu, a Department of Education of American Samoa Drug Free Program director, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Fusiuta L. Lutu and Fanua T. Selevae; brothers Kipeni, Saimalie, Simaile and Willie; sisters Salote, Tafa, Moki, Oilau, Elisa, Debbie, Julie and Liulealo; and two grandchildren. Services held. Additional services to be held in American Samoa. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Doris Rosabelle Clifton

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 14, 2012
Doris Rosabelle Clifton, 92, of Omao, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada. She is survived by son Richard, daughter Ann Mendivil, brother Lester Gray and a grandchild. Services to be held in California.

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Betty Masae Nakamoto

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Dec. 12, 2011
Betty Masae Nakamoto, 96, of Kahului died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Francis S., daughter Shirley C. Hayashi, brother Megumi Kon, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Margarita Padilla Cortez

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Dec. 31, 2011
Margarita Padilla Cortez, 91, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Romeo, Gil, Tony and Alex; daughters Victoria Acacio, Cresencia Domingcil and Nemia Magaoay; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. No flowers.

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Alvin Roald Olson

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 5, 2012
Alvin Roald Olson, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Chrysler Motor Corp. engineer and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Ashland, Wis. Private burial.

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Irene Rosetta Elston

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Dec. 29, 2011
Irene Rosetta Elston, 97, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa. She is survived by son Halford B. and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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James Tadashi Ota

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 13, 2012
James Tadashi “Jimmy” Ota, 94, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired electrician, died in Kailua-Kona. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane; sons Robert and Steve; daughters Cindy Adams, Jeri Espiritu and Gay Mukai; brother Ronald; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745-4130.

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Siu-Yung Fu

Posted On January 20th, 2012 -

Jan. 15, 2012
Siu-Yung Fu, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Guangdong, China. She is survived by sons Hung-Kwong, Lam Sum, Pakchuen “Patrick” and King Kwong “Richard” Lee; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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David Leon Martin

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 3, 2012
David Leon “Dave” Martin, 78, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired machinist for McDonnell Douglas and a Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Whittier, Calif. He is survived by wife Josephine; son David T.; stepsons Steven, Jeffrey and Alan Winters; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Dolores Behasa Ulangca

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Dec. 13, 2011
Dolores Behasa Ulangca, 87, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Matias Jr. and Nolan, daughters Abigail Delaforce and Deenette Saragena, sisters Trinidad Malia and Josephine Nicolas, 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Catholic Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Hilda M. Martin

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 11, 2012
Hilda M. Martin, 96, of Kapolei died in Kapolei. She was born in Madison County, Iowa. She is survived by daughters Helene Grgurich and Phyllis Grimmond; caregivers Anie Decierdo, Connie Catacutan and Thelma Remotap; 30 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Rita Catholic Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Mass: 7 p.m. Burial to be held in Nebraska.

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Robert Edie Warner

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 10, 2012
Robert Edie Warner, 70, of Honolulu, an attorney and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by companion Tuyet Hoa Tran, sons Robert T. and Michael P., daughters Susan Warner and Amy Tran, and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Suezette Kaleomililani Mercado

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Dec. 18, 2011
Suezette Kaleomililani “Suesue” Mercado, 49, of Hilo died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Daesha Lynn and Tabree Antonio; brothers Zachary Tadio and Chuck Kaina; sisters Sharon Hawkins, Jane Sato and Laroma Parker; and five grandchildren. Private services and scattering of ashes held.

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Cynthia Ann Watanabe

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 14, 2012
Cynthia Ann Watanabe, 49, of Hilo, a homemaker, died. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband Darryl; sons Samuel, Quintin and Joshua; parents Allen and Emily Cheung; and sister Patricia Miyake. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Missionary Church. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.

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Emmaline L.K. Akiona

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 14, 2012
Emmaline L.K. Akiona, 89, of Haiku, Maui, formerly of Wailua Nui, died at home. She was born in Waihee, Maui. She is survived by sons James and Norman; daughters Evelyn Yamada, Winona Enesa and Lorry Ann Akiona; 20 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial at noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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John Mertus

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 14, 2012
John Mertus, 72, of Hilo, a retired ophthalmologist and a Navy lieutenant, died at home. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Joanne; son Paul; daughters Anne Davis, Malia Bauer, Lisa Shelton and Amy Milner; sisters Mary “Susie” Thies and Ruth Strohminger; and 14 grandchildren. Private services.

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Neil Lloyd Watson

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 13, 2012
Neil Lloyd Watson, 81, of Waianae, a retired electrician, died. He was born in Washington. He is survived by partner Jacquelene; daughters Sandie Koplowitz, Linda Johnson and Diana Hoyem; brother Stan; and sister Carol Hawes. No services. Donations suggested to Bristol Hospice, 500 Ala Moana Blvd. No. 4-545, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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Michael Chapman

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 11, 2012
Michael Chapman of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Clifford Silverstein, son Adam, stepdaughters Lynn Sutton and Pam Gillespie, sister Sandra Gillespie and four grandchildren. Services to be announced at a later date.

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Janis Makalapua Omori

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Dec. 3, 2011
Janis Makalapua “Babe” Omori, 63, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a supervisor at Macadamia Nut Factory and employee at Mrs. Field’s Cookie Co. and Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Lawrence; sons Larryjason and Troy; sisters Barbara Parish, Jennifer Friels and Sonja Kalili; and five grandchildren. Visitation and mass: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Casual attire.

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David Kong Win Young

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Jan. 7, 2012
David Kong Win Young, 80, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired heavy-equipment operator, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary C.; sons Vance, Derek and Darcy; daughter Jan Shefte; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

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Donald Ditch

Posted On January 19th, 2012 -

Oct. 23, 2011
Donald Ditch, 61, of San Antonio, a self-employed worker and basketball referee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Uldric and Warren S., daughter Angela Carerra, brothers Warren Jr. and Stewart, sisters Camellia Crosby and Cherisse Relacion, and a grandchild. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date on Kauai. Condolences may be sent to Uldric Ditch, 10941 Shady Lane, Corpus Christi, TX, 78410.

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