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Roy Searle Helbush

Posted On May 9th, 2015 -

May 2, 2015
Roy Searle Helbush, 70, of Pahala, Hawaii, owner of Sea Mountain Coffee Co. and an Air Force veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Tyler, daughter Liza Wacker, sister Carol Erwin and four grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Terry Teruko Shiowaki

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April 13, 2015
Terry Teruko Shiowaki, 71, of Honolulu, a retired hairdresser for Percy’s Rainforest Salon-Paul Grabb, Ampy’s Spa and Jeannie Mai, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by son Bobby K., daughters Ann M. Ebata and Lisa M. Shiowaki, and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Jody Jean Hiraishi

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April 7, 2015
Jody Jean Hiraishi, 54, of Kailua-Kona, a lead general service attendant for Kukio Golf and Beach Club, died at home. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Hank; mother Adeline Lewi; brothers Lester Lewi, and John, Henry, Ernest, Christino and Ranold Caravalho; sisters Sandra, Francine, Val, Cheryl and Bernie Lewi, Irene Perez, Gladys Silva and Dora Perreira; and hanai sister Michelle Kaulu Amaral. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. May 23 at Old Kona Airport, main events pavilion. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Albert Nobel Snook

Posted On May 9th, 2015 -

May 6, 2015
Albert Nobel “Al” Snook, 88, of Hilo, owner and contractor of Snook Home Repair and an Army veteran who served in the European Theater during World War II, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Tahlequah, Okla. He is survived by companion Joanne Ellison, sons Larry and Jerel, stepdaughter Kathleen Ellison, brother Marvin and 58 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Additional services in California. Casual attire.

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Rosaline Shigeyo Ishihara

Posted On May 9th, 2015 -

April 16, 2015
Rosaline Shigeyo Ishihara, 96, of Honolulu, retired owner of Hallmark Jewelers, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John, Robert and Isaac; daughters Joan Nakamoto and Susan Ishihara; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Henry Leong Soon

Posted On May 9th, 2015 -

April 26, 2015
Henry Leong Soon, 94, of Kaneohe, a retired sales representative for Matson Navigation and a Honolulu Freight Services general manager, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Kaupo, Maui. He is survived by wife Betty; sons Dr. Gerald, Dr. Russell, Rodney, Gary and Howard Soon, and Ken Johns; sister Violet Chung; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Entombment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Emily Alana Kaopua

Posted On May 8th, 2015 -

April 24, 2015
Emily Alana Kaopua, 92, of Waianae, a Gateway manager at Polynesian Cultural Center, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by numerous caregivers from the Muae and Kaopua families and numerous children, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii North Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Harriet Haruko Kohashi

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April 27, 2015
Harriet Haruko Kohashi, 91, of Honolulu, a retired certified public accountant for Theodore T. Kohashi CPA Inc., died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Theodore T., son Leslie M., brothers Masami and Shigemi Higashigawa, and sisters Ellen Ikeda, Arlene Dowler and Grace Kira. Private services. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826.

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Josefa Agamao Ladera

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April 16, 2015
Josefa Agamao Ladera, 91, of Honolulu, a Sheraton Hotel laundry attendant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Orlando, Armando and Jimmy; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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John Edward Laursen Jr.

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April 26, 2015
John Edward Laursen Jr., 63, of Waipahu, a Crazy Shirts information technology technician, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by sister Dianne Kainuma and caregiver Glenda Garcia. Private services. Donations suggested to National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Jessica Lynn Kula Mohala Mai Ka Lani Lum

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April 15, 2015
Jessica Lynn Kula Mohala Mai Ka Lani Lum, 19, of Kailua will be remembered in services 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Nate and Tricia; mother Janice; brothers Loren Lum and Zackery Shiraki; sisters Jennifer and Mia; grandparents James and Radiant Chase, and Yong Houle; and life partner Tyler “Pele” Parker. Visitation: 5 pm. Thursday at the mortuary.

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Edward Park

Posted On May 8th, 2015 -

April 2, 2015
Edward Park, 90, of Mission Viejo, Calif., a retired engineer and Army corporal with the 13th Air Depot, died in Mission Viejo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances; son Randy; daughter Jean Chase; stepsons John, Robert and William Chamberlain; stepdaughter Cynthia Street; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday on the beach in front of Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel in Waikiki. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to any cancer foundation.

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Avelardo Pamintuan Perez

Posted On May 8th, 2015 -

April 25, 2015
Avelardo Pamintuan Perez, 80, of Kaneohe, a rehabilitation counselor, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Marcus, daughter Carmel, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Katherine Ann Peters

Posted On May 8th, 2015 -

May 2, 2015
Katherine Ann Peters, 93, of Hilo, a Kauai Community College head librarian, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by son Stephen and two grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Joshua Kawika Ray Pittman

Posted On May 8th, 2015 -

April 30, 2015
Joshua Kawika Ray Pittman, 23, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in California. He is survived by son Chanceton Grace-Lane, mother Julia Cruz, stepfather Daniel Cruz, brother Jason Baclaan, sisters Elaine Baclaan-Soberano and Jenevieve Baclaan, and grandparent Ann Chapman. Services to be held at a later date in Honolulu.

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Ramon Masaaki Tanaka

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April 18, 2015
Ramon Masaaki “Ray” Tanaka, 71, of Kailua-Kona, a state Department of Education social worker, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laverne, son Royce, daughter Janis Morita, brother Riccio, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. May 16 at the family’s residence in Kona.

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Alfredo Asuncion

Posted On May 8th, 2015 -

April 4, 2015
Alfredo “Sonny” Asuncion, 77, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Kathleen, sons Alfred “Kimo” Escalante and Ramond Asuncion, daughter Jan Kaleimamahu, stepson Stanford Aban, stepdaughters Michelle Saia and Danette Madeira, brother Junior, sister Beatrice Furamoto, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 23 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Kapaa. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Dolores Salazar Bangloy

Posted On May 8th, 2015 -

April 5, 2015
Dolores Salazar Bangloy, 80, of Honolulu, a Dole Pineapple Co. retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Gataran, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by son Lindon, daughters Marilou Salazar and Theresa Medina, brother Roque Salazar, sister Juanita Campos, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Raymond Bega

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April 28, 2015
Raymond Bega, 90, of Honolulu, a federal government supply specialist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Janet M. and brother Fred. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Masuyo Doi

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April 19, 2015
Masuyo Doi, 90, of Haiku, Maui, a retired educational assistant, died in Haiku. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Milton, Dennis and Leslie; daughter Barbara; and six grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Makawao Hongwanji. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations suggested to Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Goodhue Francis Fernandez Jr.

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April 27, 2015
Goodhue Francis Fernandez Jr., 63, of Honolulu, a firefighter with the Hickam Air Force Base crash crew and a Navy veteran, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Leona; sisters Lillian Novak, Geraldine “Gerri” Fernandez-Cash and Julie Tavares; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Theresa Lopez Hosino

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April 23, 2015
Theresa Lopez Hosino, 95, of Honolulu, a retired cook at Saint Francis and Kamehameha schools, and seamstress for Alfred Shaheen, died in Waipahu. She was born in Wailea, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Carol Dean Caspillo, Billie Lyn “Alani Hi‘iakaikapoliopele” and Patricia Ann Urbano; sister Maria Roberts; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church, 1614 Monte St. Family service: 11 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Rose Cruz Daproza

Posted On May 7th, 2015 -

April 4, 2015
Rose Cruz Daproza, 70, of Waipahu, a retired elementary school teacher, certified nurse assistant and care home operator, died in Waipahu. She was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Brigido D., son Gerald C., daughter Aileen C. and sister Laureana C. Lungay. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Bei Xi Szeto

Posted On May 7th, 2015 -

April 23, 2015
Bei Xi Szeto, 67, of Honolulu, a cook, died at home. He was born in Yangjiang, China. He is survived by wife GeZehn, sons Jack and Peter, mother Tsui, brother Yuchung and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Melvyn Tadashi Furuta

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April 25, 2015
Melvyn Tadashi Furuta, 65, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jeannette, daughters Deena Yamamoto and Kristy Furuta-Yogi, sister Lynn Brechin and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Patricia Lynn Thate

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April 24, 2015
Patricia Lynn Thate, 58, of Honolulu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Batesville, Ind. She is survived by daughters Kira and Marisa, brother Doug Holtzclaw, sisters Karen Sue Holtzclaw and Teresa Ann Holtzclaw Mayer, and a grandchild. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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James M. Griffin

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April 29, 2015
James M. Griffin, 82, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a Honolulu Police Department officer, owner of Exquizite Junk in Kona and a Navy veteran, died in Kau Hospital. He was born in Chandlerville, Ill. He is survived by wife Jean, daughters Audrey Rogers and Tiana Companion, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date.

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Richard Gene Thoren

Posted On May 7th, 2015 -

April 6, 2015
Richard Gene Thoren, 78, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Topeka, Kansas. He is survived by sons Terry, Richard Jr. and Charles Thoren, and Thomas and James Mattos; daughters Sharie Martin, Diana Thoren, Jerri Horner and Colleen Mattos; sister Margaret Mc Evoy; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Philip Eugene Haslip

Posted On May 7th, 2015 -

April 15, 2015
Philip Eugene Haslip, 88, of Kailua-Kona, a retired business owner and a Navy veteran who served in World War II, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Flint, Mich. He is survived by wife Laura; daughters Linda Toren, Laurie LeCoq and Lani Edmondson; brother Donald; sisters Lila Dawson, Phyllis Wright and Mary Lou Gilbert; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Querino Tierra

Posted On May 7th, 2015 -

March 23, 2015
Querino “Quering” Tierra, 82, of Ewa Beach, a retired Ilikai Hotel cook, died in Honolulu. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Erlinda C.; daughters Daisy Bayudan and Karen Bosanquet, hanai daughter Lynn Kamealoha, stepmother Zenaida, brothers Alfred and Albert, sisters Sally Payumo and Betty Tolentino, stepsister Aimee, six grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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