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Irene Hime Shigemura

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 7, 2014
Irene Hime Shigemura, 101, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Norman and Gary, daughter Joyce Ueda, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Beatrice Kimie Shimabukuro

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 17, 2014
Beatrice Kimie Shimabukuro, 70, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Guy; daughters Gay Shimabukuro and Lori Hadlock; brothers Richard, Raymond and Kenneth Iha; sister Tamayo Kaneshiro; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m.

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Wilbert Norman Sims

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 7, 2014
Wilbert Norman Sims, 91, of Kilauea, Kauai, a retired businessman and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by son Scott. No services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kauai Humane Society.

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Midori Y. Taketa

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 18, 2014
Midori Y. Taketa, 89, of Honolulu, a Pacific Laundry bookkeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Steven H., Allan T. and Arick Y.; daughter Diane M. Taketa; brother George Yamada; sister Clara Takara; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Dolores Thompson

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 17, 2014
Dolores Thompson, 82, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by sons Preston, Eric and Carl Fawcett; brother Tommy; sisters Lorraine Nemec, Laverne Valdivia and Gloria Thompson; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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George Soji Akemoto

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Jan. 22, 2014
George Soji Akemoto, 79, of Honolulu, a Tenrikyo Paradise Church minister, retired carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Irene; sons Al Y., Byron T., Collin N. and Daniel K.; brother Alfred M; sister Tsugue Nomura; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Robert Shojin Asato

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 6, 2014
Robert Shojin Asato, 86, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He is survived by brother Kenneth S.; and sisters Elsie M. Maeda, Elaine Y. Ebesu, Janet S. Isoda and Judith N. Kido. Private services.

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Pastora Rarangol Cenence

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 20, 2014
Pastora Rarangol Cenence, 88, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pearl City. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Justo Jr.; daughters Arcel Udani, Alicia Cenence and Evelyn Cadiz; brother David Rarangol; sisters Florentina Palola and Marcela Tabilin; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Filipino United Church of Christ. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 3 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Gail Michele Furtado

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

July 15, 2014
Gail Michele Furtado, 64, of Mililani, a Hawaiian Telcom retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayne “Keoki” and Kaipo Midro, father George, brother George B. and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Patricia Joan Berkey Hackett

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 18, 2014
Patricia Joan Berkey Hackett, 82, of Kihei, Maui, formerly of Haiku, Maui, and La Honda, Calif., a retired San Francisco State University music professor, pianist and author, died. She was born in Fargo, N.D. She is survived by husband James W. and brother Thomas Berkey. Visitation: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park and Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Gary Katsumi Hiranaga

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 21, 2014
Gary Katsumi Hiranaga, 65, of Mililani died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by numerous cousins. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, Mililani.

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Isa I’aulualo

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 19, 2014
Isa I’aulualo, 44, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Maaveave; sons Savior and Michael; daughters Nicole Pua’a and Katherine-Brianna and Angelina I’aulualo; stepsons Ma’ave Jr., Tautai and Alex; stepdaughter Deboroh Hisatake; parents Faiao Sr. and Leutu Pua’a; brothers Rodney and Faiao Pua’a Jr.; sister Catherine Foga Palaita; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Chester Kahunaokalani Yuk Munk Kamaka

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 5, 2014
Chester Kahunaokalani Yuk Munk Kamaka, 48, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Allen Kaaihue, daughter Chestene Kaaihue-Kamaka, father Donald, mother Lorraine, brother Donald K.S.H., sisters Julia Molina and Audrey Kamaka, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Paul D. Lee

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 4, 2014
Paul D. Lee, 78, of Honolulu, a retired SSFM Construction project manager, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by wife Nancy S., daughters Michele Lee and Yvonne Pastron, brother Wesley, sister Rachel and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Fumiko Sakakihara

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 20, 2014
Fumiko “Fanny” Sakakihara, 84, of Wailuku, a secretary at Kihei Elementary and Iao Intermediate schools, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Scott, sister Susan Yoshizu and a grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sept. 7 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Lunch to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Sheila Dorothy Scott

Posted On August 27th, 2014 -

Aug. 20, 2014
Sheila Dorothy Scott, 63, of Ewa Beach died at home. She was born in New Jersey. She is survived by son John L. Jr.; daughter Phylicia; brothers Plaze Meadows III and Thomas and Isaac Cheatham; sisters Venus Meadows, Dana and Fulanda Cheatham, and Marjorie Jordan; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples.

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Darrel Mokuohai Kanehe

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

Aug. 9, 2014
Darrel Mokuohai Kanehe, 67, of Honolulu, a retired Lens Manufacturing forklift operator and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Joyce Ann, son Dereck, daughter Michelle L. Kanehe-Hudson, brothers Howard “Keola” and Robert, sister Haunani Pauole and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Magic Island. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Mineko Tamashiro

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

Aug. 4, 2014
Mineko Tamashiro, 88, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Maluhia long-term care center. She was born in Nishihara, Japan. She is survived by son Satoshi, daughters Marian Suzuki and Sally M. Sakaitani, and six grandchildren. Private services.

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David Karl

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

Aug. 17, 2014
David Karl, 64, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired businessman and a stained glass artist, died at home. He was born in Phillipsburg, N.J. He is survived by stepmother Louise R. and brother Philip. Services: noon Sunday at Ainaloa Longhouse. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to any local AIDS foundation or hospice organization.

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Johnathan Daniel Tyau

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

Aug. 19, 2014
Johnathan Daniel Tyau, 23, of Makawao, Maui, will be remembered in a celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday at White Rock Beach, 4454-4588 Makena Road, Kihei, Maui. He died in Honolulu. He was born on Maui. He is survived by father and stepmother Brian T. and Makalani Tyau; mother and stepfather Kimberly M. and Hamid Mojtahedi; brothers Benjamin Manosa, Amir Mojtahedi and Maddox and Conner Tyau; sisters Alexandria Tyau and Leila Mojtahedi; companion Elizabeth Spalla; grandmothers Edith Tyau and Barbara Mae Manosa; and great-grandfather Eugene Rodrigues. Casual or beach attire. Bring a beach chair.

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John Wallace Kindt

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

July 27, 2014
John Wallace Kindt, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Rockwell Co. manager and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Gardner, Colo. He is survived by wife Kimiko and sister Leota Thorkmorton. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m.

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Richard Joseph Vierra

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

Aug. 8, 2014
Richard Joseph Vierra, 80, of Honolulu, a drafting tech and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nieces Carla Collier and Brenda Mariano. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Katherine Dawn Kokdorkmai

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

Aug. 6, 2014
Katherine Dawn Kokdorkmai, 31, of Waianae died at home. She was born in Georgia. She is survived by son Aiden T., parents Meena and Patrick Opunui Jr., and companion Kaui Snyder. Private services.

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Ayako Yanagisako

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

July 18, 2014
Ayako Yanagisako, 97, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by three sons, a daughter and five grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Christopher K. Kuwada

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

Aug. 15, 2014
Christopher K. Kuwada, 43, of Wailuku, a physical therapist at Maui Memorial Medical Center, will be remembered in services 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church. He died in Lahaina. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Jean and Donald, sister Lianne Yoshida and grandmother Ann. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Henry Tuck Sum Young

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

Aug. 14, 2014
Henry Tuck Sum Young, 99, of Honolulu, a retired city civil engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen Y.M., son Rodney, sister Jenny Pang and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Jurate J. Landfield

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

Aug. 17, 2014
Jurate J. Landfield, 63, of Honolulu, an administrative assistant, died at home. She was born in Germany. She is survived by husband Jerome B. Private services.

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Alden Lee Ah Puck

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

Aug. 19, 2014
Alden Lee Ah Puck, 51, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a former Waikoloa Land Co. groundskeeper, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Chad, Austin and Logan; mother Caroline; brothers Clarence and Darcy; sister Lorelei Uehara; and five grandchildren. Visitation and all-night vigil: 5 p.m. Friday at the family residence, 43-983 Namilimili Lane, Paauilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kukuihaele County Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Papaliitele Auvaaipeau Vanu Tapuasa Le’i

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

Aug. 21, 2014
Papaliitele Auvaaipeau Vanu Tapuasa Le’i, 83, of Kaneohe, a bus driver, died. He was born in Mapusaga, American Samoa. He is survived by son Lavaun, daughters Bobbie Le’i and Vivian Filiaga, companion Mary Guerrero, 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Stake Center. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to No Fa’a Samoa. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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George Soji Akemoto

Posted On August 26th, 2014 -

Jan. 22, 2014
George Soji Akemoto, 79, of Honolulu, a Tenrikyo Paradise Church minister, retired carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Hono*lulu. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Irene; sons Al Y., Byron T., Collin N. and Daniel K.; brother Alfred M; sister Tsugue Nomura; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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