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Linda Christine Silva

Posted On June 25th, 2014 -

June 22, 2014
Linda Christine Silva, 65, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joseph Jr.; sons Anthony and Jeffrey Menzsa, and Joseph Silva III; daughters Cheryl Menzsa, Dawn DeMello and Kathy Andrade; brothers John Jr. and Archie Pina; sisters MaryAnn Jaentsch and Phylis Segawa; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at 16-2116 Lehua Drive, Pahoa, Ainaloa Subdivision. Inurnment at noon Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Hiram Louis Kalaluhi

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 7, 2014
Hiram Louis “Uncle Louie” Kalaluhi, 79, of Honolulu, a retired security guard at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Kalihi. He is survived by wife Jeanne, son Richard Weidman and sister Winnifred Pierce. Committal services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Dorothy Veronica Walker

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 19, 2014
Dorothy Veronica Walker, 84, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Sydney. She is survived by husband Billy, sons Stephen and Brett, daughter Rachel Leyva, sister Norma Dean, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Kealoha Kauwe

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 15, 2014
Kealoha Kauwe, 93, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kalaoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Charles K. and Leroy Laniawe, Richard Jr., Henry and Stanley Kauwe, and Danford Kahele; daughters Grace, Helen, Julia and Lyla; sister Mary Kuahiwinui; 28 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Urn committal at a later date.

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Dorothea Lynn Yaros

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 13, 2014
Dorothea Lynn “Dot” Yaros, 61, of Waimanalo died at home. She was born in Long Island, N.Y. She is survived by daughter Jill Furubayashi, brother Ray and sisters Janet Cino, Beverly Vliek and Betty Ann Davella. Private services.

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Mitsuo Kobayashi

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 4, 2014
Mitsuo “Bobby” Kobayashi, 88, of Aiea, a retired Army National Guard chief warrant officer and Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Aiea. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Joan K., sons Alvin N. and Wayne I., sisters Tsuyako Hamasaki and Sadako Ikeda, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Randall Y. Koseki

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 7, 2014
Randall Y. “Randy” Koseki, 65, of Honolulu, a retired Frito-Lay Corp. sales representative, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susan, daughters Vanessa L. and Randi M., and brothers Layne, Bryan, Ritchie and Jody. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Flowers welcome.

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Hospicio Canite

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 14, 2014
Hospicio Canite, 84, of Pearl City, a pipe fitter and laborer, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Michael and Ron, daughter Debra Collman, brother Celestino, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Clement K. Lopes

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

May 22, 2014
Clement K. “Tui” Lopes, 79, of Nanakuli, a retired Meadow Gold forklift operator, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Aureliana “Millie”; sons Lono and Kalani Hirakawa, and George N. Kaae Jr.; daughter Desieree M. Kaae; brothers John and Herman; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Richard Yew Hing Chang

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

May 27, 2014
Richard Yew Hing “Honey Boy” Chang, 87, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Cori Chang, Lorna Perez and Marynell “Murphy” Muraoka; sisters Wai Tim and Linda Wong, and Wai Lan Chang; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Private burial. Aloha attire.

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Beatrice June Lum

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

Jan. 23, 2014
Beatrice June “Bea” Lum, 77, of Tualatin, Ore., formerly of Honolulu, a Pali Longs Drugs employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Henry, daughters Lisa and Tina, brothers Andres and Allen, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. No services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Peace for Paul orphanage in Uganda, peaceforpaulfoundation.org.

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John Edward Kaukali Dill

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

May 29, 2014
John Edward Kaukali Dill, 38, of Hilo, a construction manager for Rider Levett Bucknall and employee for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Orlando, Fla. He is survived by wife Susie M. DeSa Dill, sons Cole Dill-DeSa and Grady Dill, daughters Julia and Sophia, parents Jan and Judith, brother Matthew and sisters Amy Butler, Maile Nelson and Catherine Johnson. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Saturday at Wainaku Executive Center, Hilo. Aloha attire.

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Christopher Edward McDonald

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 17, 2014
Christopher Edward McDonald, 53, of Aiea, co-owner of Security Alarm Shop Inc., died in Aiea. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by sons Eddie and Evan, mother Virginia, brother Brian and sister Robin Scolini. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Delansey Juan Gacuzana

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

May 31, 2014
Delansey Juan “Dee” Gacunaza, 70, of Keaau, Hawaii, a maintenance chief for Shriners Hospital for Children, retired businessman and private pilot, died at home. He was born in Opihikao, Hawaii. He is survived by son Darin C., brothers Wendell and Melvin Gacusana, sister Maring Gacusana and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Sally M.L. Nakamura

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

May 26, 2014
Sally M.L. Nakamura, 71, of Hawaii and St. Helens, Ore., a retired purchasing agent at Fleet Industrial Supply Center Pearl Harbor, died in Longview, Wash. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Colin, sons Matthew and Stephen Navarro; daughters Sally Ann Lytle and Ranee Takara; stepsons Blaine, Brian, Brant and Baron; brother James Lum; sister Clarice Javier; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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H. Myron Gates

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 10, 2014
H. Myron Gates, 77, of Honolulu, an accountant and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in El Paso, Texas. He is survived by brother Steve and sister Marti Miller. Private servicecs. Donations suggested to Institute for Human Services, 546 Kaaahi St., Honolulu, HI 96817.

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Joyo Ogawa

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

May 18, 2014
Bishop Joyo Ogawa, 77, of Honolulu, retired bishop of Nichiren Mission of Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He was born in Gifu, Japan. He is survived by wife Yasuko, son Kenji, daughter Yoshiko G. Smallman, brothers Hisashi and Joko, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Monday at Nichiren Mission of Hawaii. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Raymond Gaughen

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 15, 2014
Raymond Gaughen, 69, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired heavy equipment operator and grade setter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chris Dein-Gaughen; sons Kiaka, Raymond Jr. and Kapono; brother Ronald; sisters Ho’oipo DeCambra and Sandy Tollefson; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waikoloa Community Church. Scattering of ashes to follow at Anaehoomalu Bay. Aloha or casual attire. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 385203, Waikoloa, HI 96738. Call 883-8311 for information.

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Robert August Schlitzkus

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 14, 2014
Robert August Schlitzkus, 77, of Waipahu, a Hawaiian Electric Co. retiree, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Melvin, Robin and Steven; daughters Lorilee Tobosa-Balino and Lianne; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Robert Hamora

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 14, 2014
Robert Hamora, 85, of Kukuihaele, Hawaii, a retired harvesting supervisor for Paauhau Sugar Co. and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Kalopa, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Jo Ann Lau Kong, Sheila Vicente, Margo Godbehere and Patricia Chiapetta; sons Russel Botelho Sr. and Lee Alan Hamora; brothers Rudy and Lawrence Miguel, Benjamin and Eugene Marquez, and Jimmy and Danny Hamora; sisters Betty Rodrigues, Elsie Miguel, Loretta Romo and Rose Tribble; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 11 a.m. Urn committal to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire.

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Angie Mae Sumic

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

May 20, 2014
Angie Mae Sumic, 44, of Aberdeen, Md., a research analyst for Aberdeen Proving Ground, died in Aberdeen. She was born in Taipei. She is survived by mother Kuei-Mei, brothers Travis-Lee N. and Troy Jonathan, sister Sherry-Ann K.L. and grandmother Ponciana “Connie.” Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Carolyn Hernandez

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 6, 2014
Carolyn Hernandez, 48, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Cacharel Alualu and Ahlia and Anastasia Wong; mother Naomi Muramoto; and sister Sherri Lynn “Kelii.” Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Randal Alan Sylva

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

May 10, 2014
Randal Alan Sylva, 62, of Kailua, a McCabe Hamilton & Renny stevedore and an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Louisville, Ky. He is survived by sons Kawailani D. “Kawai” and Kale K., companion Rachel Kamai and mother Patricia J. “Pat.” Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Kailua Beach Park pavilion near Lanikai Boat Ramp. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. Casual attire. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

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Orman Archie Hon

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 15, 2014
Orman Archie “Bud” Hon, 85, of Hilo, a retired manufacturer representative, died at home. He was born in Denver. He is survived by wife Barbara; sons David, Kenneth and Larry; sister Erna Lou Pyle; and two grandchildren. No services.

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Amy Aiko Tamanaha

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 4, 2014
Amy Aiko Tamanaha, 81, of Kalihi, a homemaker, died. She was born in Kipapa. She is survived by son Glenn, daughters Joanne Saldavia and Jeri Richards, brother Harry Toyama and sisters Ellen Asato, Frances Miyashiro, Alice Higa and Doris Oshiro. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Masako Kawasaki Ikeda

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

May 24, 2014
Masako Kawasaki Ikeda, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Julia’s Enterprise sales associate, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Sumner, Wash. She is survived by daughter Sharon M. Uranaka, two sisters and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Akio Tokita

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 2, 2014
Akio Tokita, 87, of Pearl City, a retired ironworker and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by daughters Lael Kaopuiki, Bonny Hing and Heather Torres; brothers George and Sadamu; sisters Jessie Minagawa and Blanche Shigeyasu; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Incorrect information published in an obituary Monday.

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John Yasuo Isara

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

May 30, 2014
John Yasuo Isara, 65, of Honolulu, owner of Royal Hawaiian Caricatures, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He is survived by son Clyde K. Marshall, mother Jane, brother David and sisters Maxine Aragaki and Iris Kia. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha or casual attire.

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Turk Tetsuo Tokita

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 7, 2014
Turk Tetsuo Tokita, 94, of Lihue, an executive officer for the Kauai County Council and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, will be remebered in services 5 p.m. Wednesday at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Emiko, sons Lane and Ken, daughter Mari Garner and five grandchildren. Updated service information for an obituary published June 9.

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Manuel Yona Kaapana Jr.

Posted On June 24th, 2014 -

June 20, 2014
Manuel Yona “Manny” Kaapana Jr., 77, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired truck driver for Kuwaye Trucking, died at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sally, son Camron, daughters Nani and Caroline, stepdaughter Patti Lanhart, sisters Mildred Naeole and Edwina Desmon, 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. July 26 at the family residence in Panaewa.

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