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Joanne Michele Carvalho

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

Jan. 11, 2012
Joanne Michele Carvalho, 56, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a licensed practical nurse for Kohala Hospital and Hilo Medical Center, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Samuel Sr.; son Joseph Salvador; daughters Millicent Glory and Malia S. Libron; stepson Samuel Jr.; stepdaughters Charnelle Santiago, Shimmeree C. Bala and Chrysti Murai; mother Lorraine Yadao; brother Paul Yadao; sisters Tina Beleno and Lynette Ellazar; and 19 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Landmark Baptist Church, 54-3660 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Urn committal: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Mauna Kea Memorial Park, Papaikou.

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Lexie Mahealani Malczon

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

Jan. 2, 2012
Lexie Mahealani Malczon, infant daughter of Nathaniel Malczon and Renee Uehara of Mililani, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brother Brennan L. and grandparents Abel and Susan Malczon, and Earl and Lorene Uehara. Private services.

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Darrell Seichi Sugita

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

Nov. 24, 2011
Darrell Seichi Sugita, 54, of Makaha, owner/manager of Hawaiian Floral Nursery, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Toshio and Lillian, brothers Oren and Lester, and nieces Nicole and Trina. Celebration of life held. No monetary offerings.

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Robinson Villegas Cubi Sr.

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

Jan. 9, 2012
Robinson Villegas “Robbie” Cubi Sr., 82, of Haleiwa, a retired Department of the Army logistics clerk, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Nora A.; son Robinson Jr.; daughters Iris Arecchi, Delphine Kalulu-Otineru, Irma Sandbo, Donna May PeBenito and Trudy Rego; adopted son Kae; brothers Rudolpho and Fred; sisters Matilda Correa and Rose Cubi; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Waialua. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Private interment. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Violet Andrews Mills

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

Jan. 12, 2012
Violet Andrews “Vi” Mills, 98, of Kailua, died on Oahu. She was born in Ohio. She is survived by daughter Luana, three grandchildren, three hanai grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Honolulu Zoo.

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Amy Akie Tatsuguchi

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

Dec. 22, 2011
Amy Akie Tatsuguchi, 85, of Kailua, a retired Liberty House Garden Court Restaurant waitress, died. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by son Paul, daughter Cynthia Rodriguez and sisters Florence Abe, Marion Nishimura, Doris Iwamura and Alice Sato. Private services.

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Kazumi Fujishige

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

Dec. 25, 2011
Kazumi “Lefty” Fujishige, 82, of Mililani died in Kapolei. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Violet, son Dr. Neal, daughters Gail Nakata and Carol Araki, brother Shinji, sister Aiko Kawaguchi and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Mitsugi Nakamura

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

Jan. 1, 2012
Mitsugi Nakamura, 86, of Hilo, a retired heavy-equipment operator and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Tatsuo and Tomoharu, and sister Yasuko L. Onishi. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Harry Masami Hirata

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

Dec. 30, 2011
Harry Masami Hirata, also known as Masaru Hirata and “Horsey,” 93, of Honolulu, a retired Meadow Gold Dairies milk processor and Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion Company D, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Emiko; sons Milton Y., Leighton T. and Alan T.; daughter Jo-Ann E. Higashi; brother Hiroki; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Mary Ann Tsuruko Nakata

Posted On January 18th, 2012 -

Dec. 24, 2011
Mary Ann Tsuruko Nakata, 87, of Honolulu, a Del Monte office clerk, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by sons Calvin and Gerald, brothers Stanley and Edwin Shimabuku, sisters Kathleen Fukumoto and June Sato, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Hajimu Kaneshiro

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Jan. 6, 2012
Robert Hajimu “Kane” Kaneshiro, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Japan Airlines senior ramp supervisor, died in Ewa Beach. He was born on Maui. He is survived by sons Elroy and Kyle, brother Richard, sister Patsy Koki and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nemesia Mabasa Ordonez

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Jan. 12, 2012
Nemesia Mabasa Ordonez, 79, of Kalopa, Hawaii, a retired Kahua Ranch farmhand, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Amado, daughters Glenda Lopez and Evelyn Quiamas, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Honokaa School cafeteria. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Walter Suu Sung Zane

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Jan. 8, 2012
Walter Suu Sung Zane, 88, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed real estate developer and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Koolaupoko. He is survived by wife Florence, son Curtis, brother Benjamin and sister Alyce Gant. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Honolulu Japanese Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2655 Manoa Road. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Samson Kealohaaina Kaulili

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Jan. 9, 2012
Samson Kealohaaina Kaulili, 70, of Kailua, a retired Air Force technical sergeant and a U.S. Postal Service mail handler at Honolulu Airport, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gwendolyn F.; sons Peter, Patrick and Kimo Fernandez; daughters Anela and Mahina Kaulili, and Jamie-Linh Fernandez; and sister Phoebe Kawelo. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation and scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Frank M. Quilinderino

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Dec. 29, 2011
Frank M. Quilinderino, 71, of Wahiawa, a Public Works Center rigger supervisor, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by daughter Norma Litke, brothers Jimmy and Herbert, sisters Rose Ballungay and Bernice Powell, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Wahiawa Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1313 California Ave. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Daniel Roark Abrams

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Jan. 10, 2012
Daniel Roark Abrams, 65, of Nahiku, Maui, owner of a bicycle sales and repair store in Lahaina, died at home. He was born in Vancouver, Wash. He is survived by sister Linda Smeltzer. Private services. Online condolences: www. ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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James Keka

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Nov. 23, 2011
James “Kimo” Keka, 47, of Ocean View, Hawaii, formerly of Kailua-Kona, a Bolton Inc. mason, former security guard and an Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dawn; sons Liko and Chass; daughters Tori, Rayma and Falicia; father Joseph Sr.; brothers Joseph Jr., Jay, Joel and Justin; sisters Jamie, Jean and Jessica Keka, and Janice Keka-Belt; and six grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hale Halawai. For information, call 960-0351. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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James Walter Revell

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Jan. 7, 2012
James Walter Revell, 64, of Hilo, an American Mutual Group insurance agent and a veteran of the Navy and Coast Guard, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by son Mariner, daughter Alayna, companion Linda Lodge and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Benjamin J. Antone

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Dec. 18, 2011
Benjamin J. “Ben” Antone, 71, of Waianae, a retired Oahu Transit Service maintenance supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lydia L.; son Aaron Magno; daughters Shannon Antone, Michelle Bruhns, Angie Warren and Rhonda Brickwood; numerous hanai sons and hanai daughters; brother James; sisters Terry and Joan Antone, Jane Halmos, Dorcas Kaleo and Helen Mangrobang; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Caroline Ann Keliihuli Keliihoomalu

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Dec. 2, 2011
Caroline Ann Keliihuli Keliihoomalu, 71, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Education kupuna, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Mokuhulu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Wayne, Glenn and Douglas Nomura, and Kaimi Hilongo; daughter Shirley Doctor; sister Charlotte Keliihoomalu-Alapai; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Luisa Valdez Riingen

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Dec. 26, 2011
Luisa Valdez Riingen, 76, of Keaau, Hawaii, a hand harvester for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. and harvester for the former Puna Papaya, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Aga Magsaysay, Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by sons Artemio, Rudy and Gilbert; daughters Benita Riingen, Chris Abaga, Rueda Ramos and Esminia Fuchs; brothers Vicente and Pedro Valdez; sister Maria; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Final services and burial to be held in the Philippines. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Laurita Casuga Arreola

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Dec. 10, 2011
Laurita Casuga Arreola, 75, of Renton, Wash., a former employee at Dole Plantation in Whitmore, died in Renton. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by sons Michael, Edward, Jonathan and John Jr.; daughters Elizabeth, Diane and Johanne; stepson Demetrio; stepdaughters Felicitas Unico and Elisia Viloria; brothers Johnny and Armenio Casuga; sisters Phyllis Capanas, Emilia Valdez and Rosita Vidmar; 29 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Celebration of life reception to follow. Aloha or casual attire.

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Florence Sumiye Koga

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Dec. 9, 2011
Florence Sumiye Koga, 101, of Honolulu, a Del Monte Cannery retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert and James, daughters Ruth Lee and Elsie Ishii, brother Thomas Tanaka, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services at noon Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nancy Chieko Sakurai

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Dec. 26, 2011
Nancy Chieko Sakurai, 71, of Honolulu, a former bank officer at Central Pacific Bank and officer at Coastal Construction Co. Inc., died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Mana, Kauai. She is survived by husband Kenneth M. “Ken”; son Darren M.; daughter Joni M. Masutani; sisters Jane S. Yamaguchi, Karen T. Ichioka, Margie N. Oshiro and Audrey K. Gibo; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Proceso C. Balecha

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Dec. 18, 2011
Proceso C. Balecha, 66, of Makaha, a city retiree and owner-operator of Monique’s Salon in Waianae, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Arleen; son Samuel C.; daughter Ina M.; brothers John and Cresencio Olarti, and Matthew and Andrew Balecha; and sisters Julia Milan, Esther Pelen, Edwina Toibero, Viviana Pagaduan and Adrayline Luna. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Makaha Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 84-361 Makaha Valley Road. Services: 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Chad Akira Kolomalu

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Jan. 10, 2012
Chad Akira Kolomalu, 20, of Kaneohe, a Windward Community College student, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Jan, sister Tori and grandparents John and Elsie Urauchi. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Marian Bernice Santiago

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Jan. 5, 2012
Marian Bernice “Mary” Santiago, 59, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Edward and Shannon Salas; daughters Vanessa Delatorre and Chastity Pascabillo; sisters Judyann Riviera, Patricia Gamble, Lori Cadavona and Margaret Rodrigues; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church, 113 Kuawa St., Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Oscar Sarte Barut Sr.

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Jan. 12, 2012
Oscar Sarte Barut Sr., 61, of Wailuku, a Home Maid Bakery head baker, died at home. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Zenaida, sons Dominic and Oscar Jr., daughters Donalyn Punio and Desiree Barut, brother Elisio, sisters Beatriz Yabes and Lorenza Farinas, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary, 440 Ala Makani St., Kahului. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Siitia Liilii

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Dec. 19, 2011
Siitia Liilii, 69, of Waipahu, a former employee at Honolulu Roofing Co., died in Honolulu. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by companion Carol Kawakami; mother of his children Elaine; sons Dwayne, Kevin, Jeffery, Siitia, Lai, Mika and Ricky Liilii, Shane Kawakami, and Evile and Asopaepae Tuisalo’o; daughters Ana Iose-Liilii, Lou Kaufusi, Tammy Fabrao and Rosa Tuisalo’o; brother Faleu L. Liulama; sister Lepopea Tuisalo’o; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Samuel Douglas Solomon

Posted On January 17th, 2012 -

Sept. 7, 2011
Samuel Douglas Solomon, 58, of Newbury Park, Calif., a maintenance worker, died in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leonora I.; son Shawn Douglas E.H.; daughter Lenell K.; brothers Paul, Arthur, Moses, Walter and Clyde; and sisters Ellen Solomon, Ruth Onaga, Cheryl Meheula and Linda Brub. Visitation at noon Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 1:30 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire.

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