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Harue China

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Jan. 26, 2013
Harue “Helen” China, 83, of Ewa, a retired Leeward Drive Inn fry cook, and former employee of Kawano Store and Pink Poodle Diner, died in Kapolei. She was born in Piihau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Casey, Dan and Darren Manalo; former husband Protacio Manalo; brother Eddie; sisters Margaret Muramoto and Sueko Kimura; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Wallace T. Nakayama

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Feb. 12, 2013
Wallace T. Nakayama, 70, of Hilo, a Willocks Construction Co. superintendent and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Robert, Bert and Larry; and sisters Elaine Nobuhara, Lillian Watanabe, Judith Fujiyama and Kay Oshiro. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Elinor Louise Command

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 24, 2013
Elinor Louise Command, 85, of Waipahu, a fashion model, airline reservationist, masseuse and homemaker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by son Michael, daughter Mary Wenmoth, a grandchild and a great-grandchild, Services at a later date.

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Cheung Wah Ng

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Feb. 24, 2013
Cheung Wah Ng, 88, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Maluhia. He was born in China. He is survived by sons Chi Shing Shun Sing and John, daughter Sau Lai Hui, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

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Jean Etsuko Fujioka

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 11, 2013
Jean Etsuko Fujioka, 72, of Mililani, a retired Aiea Elementary School teacher, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gary, daughters Leanne Correa and Shari Madrid, brothers Warren and Russell Toma, sisters Susanne Shimabukuro and Coleen Toma, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Matthew Floyd Pacheco

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 24, 2013
Matthew Floyd Pacheco, 68, of Hilo, a heavy equipment operator and a Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Fay; sons Kevin, Ryan, Jason, Kaleikini and Kaimi; daughters Cindy Manaois, Liko Wallace and Rhonda Negrillo; sister Eva Hashimoto; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: noon Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Dexter Shigeo Furuhashi

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Feb. 12, 2013
Dexter Shigeo Furuhashi, 69, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education administrative services assistant, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bryan, brothers Dustin and Kyle, and sister Janice Bradford. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God, 3400 Moanalua Road, Honolulu. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lei Silva

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 21, 2013
Lei “Lehua” Silva, 87, of Honolulu, a Kenny’s Restaurant waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Alfred and David, daughters Cheryl Demello and Colette Almeida, 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Donation suggested to the American Heart Association. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ethel Kawatachi Furuya

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Feb. 15, 2013
Ethel Kawatachi Furuya, 86, of Honolulu a retired management analyst for the Army, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Carol Fukumoto, Suzanne Johnson, Sandra Pak and Denise Furuya; brother George Kawatachi; sisters Mabel Hirano, Florence Matsuura and Mae Chung; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Sylvia Zuniga and Charles Celaya Zuniga

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Nov. 1, 2012 / April 22, 1991
Sylvia “Zee” Zuniga, 68, of Ewa Beach, a retired hairdresser, died in Ewa Beach, and her husband, Charles Celaya Zuniga, 48, a retired sheet metal worker and an Army veteran, died in California. She was born in Woodland, Calif. He was born in Arizona. They are are survived by sons Roy C. and Jacob J., daughter Diana Z. Kammunkun, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Martin and Alfred Mercado, and sister Edna. Committal services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Miyoko A. Gagnon

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Feb. 20, 2013
Miyoko A. Gagnon, 83, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Isohama-machi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan. She is survived by husband Roger, son Jerry, daughter Ann Marie and two grandchildren. Private services.

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LaVerne Roy Galbraith

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Feb. 24, 2013
LaVerne Roy Galbraith, 80, of Makaha, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant, died at home. He was born in Yuba City, Calif. He is survived by wife Rebecca; daughters Cathy, Debi, Gail, Emma and Gwen; stepsons Charles, Robert and Michael; stepdaughters Bianca, Leigh Ann and Bitsy; 32 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life 1 p.m. Saturday at Uncle Billy Victor’s house. Call 645-1658 for information. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Eileen Gauen

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 11, 2013
Eileen Gauen, 92, of Kailua, a retired architect, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by sons Joseph P. and Daniel T., daughter Nancy E. Gillette, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services at a later date. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Hiroko Harada

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Feb. 13, 2013
Hiroko “Hiroyo” Harada, 67, of Honolulu, a retired Nippon Travel Agency employee, died in Yokohama, Japan. She was born in Shanghai. She is survived by daughters Melissa and Yvonne, mother Fumiko Motoori and sister Junko Shirakuni. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Gloria Jean Sibayan Alcos

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 2, 2013
Gloria Jean Sibayan Alcos, 68, of Waiaphu, a retired cook at Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health, died in Waipahu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husand Byron; son Byron II; brothers Donald, Anthony and Dion Vilanueva; sisters Eli Espejo, Debbie Villanueva, Linda Alcos and Connie Badayos; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Ethel Harue Nabeta Iwashita

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 22, 2013
Ethel Harue Nabeta Iwashita, 87, of Hilo, a retired Waiakea Waena Elementary School teacher and a state social worker, died in Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Haruo, daughter Noreen Aki Ogawa, brother Ralph Nabeta, sister Nora Nabeta and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Mako Araki

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Jan. 30, 2013
Mako Araki, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Navy commander, died in Honolulu. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by son Randall and a grandchild. Private services.

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David Jao

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 20, 2013
David Jao, 83, of Honolulu, president of American Wholesale and Imports, died in Honolulu. He was born in Macau, China. He is survived by wife Viola Huen Fong Wong, son Dr. Robert V., daughter Dr. Diana V., brother Dr. Paul Chow, sisters Virginia Choi and Mun Bo Chow, and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to a charity of donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 1491, Kailua, HI 96734.

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Dominica Reyes Ardona

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Jan. 26, 2013
Dominica Reyes “Aunty Dee” Ardona, 91, of Ewa Beach, a retired Tripler Army Medical Center radiation therapist, died in Pearl City. She was born in Puukolii Plantation, Maui. She is survived by sons Dickie D. Ardona and John Watt, brother Ernie Reyes, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Updated information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Elmo H. Kaneshiro

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 15, 2013
Elmo H. Kaneshiro, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Flamingo Chuckwagon assistant manager died. He was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Eugene Y., Melvin M. and John H.; daughter Diana R. Kaneshiro; sister Edna Y. Akita; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Elizabeth Kekahili Burton

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Oct. 27, 2012
Elizabeth Kekahili Burton, 82, of Encinitas, Calif., died in San Diego. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Richard R., daughters Paula C. Engel and Liane Tiger, brother Patrick Ling and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Felix Ariel Lapurga

Posted On March 1st, 2013 -

Feb. 18, 2013
Felix Ariel Lapurga, 35, of Pearl City, a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Joan, daughter Leira, parents Flaviano and Estrellita, brother Frederick and sister Flormina. Private services. No flowers. Monetary offerings welcome.

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Lilly L.H. Ho

Posted On February 28th, 2013 -

Feb. 7, 2013
Lilly L.H. Ho, 90, of Hanalei, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Russell and Stanton, daughter Valerie, brothers Thomas and William Lau, sisters Katherine Wong and Mildred Kunishige, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sasayo Susanne T. Hotta

Posted On February 28th, 2013 -

Feb. 21, 2013
Sasayo Susanne T. Hotta, 93, of Wailuku, proprietor and president of Gilbert’s Men’s Formalwear in Wailuku, died in Wailuku. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Irene H. Hultquist, Barbara H. Abrew and Myrna H. Fung; and sister Kameyo Kurakake. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 9 at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Services: 11 a.m.

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Lillian Kim

Posted On February 28th, 2013 -

Jan. 18, 2013
Lillian Kim, 86, of Mililani, a homemaker and receptionist at Times Super Market Ltd. and John Mullen Insurance Agency, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward H.B.; son Randall; daughters Pamela Takeda, Karen Kim and Mari-jo K. Hirata; brother Clifford Choy; sisters Harriet Lee, Judith Maehara, Laura Oshiro and Sandra Choy; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Keone Iopa Manaku

Posted On February 28th, 2013 -

Feb. 14, 2013
Keone Iopa Manaku, 25, of Kailua died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Llewellyn, mother Cynthia, hanai mother and caregiver Leinaala “Nana” De Costa and sister Emily. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Kailua Beach Park, at the pavilion near Lanikai boat ramp. Services: 1 p.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

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Mitsue Ginoza Matsumura

Posted On February 28th, 2013 -

Feb. 15, 2013
Mitsue Ginoza Matsumura, 95, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Kailua. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Rodney K.; daughter Carol K. Liu; brother Zenichi Ginoza; sisters Nancy Fujimoto, Chiyo Maeda and Lillian Y. Arakawa; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

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Lori K. Falefia Mireles

Posted On February 28th, 2013 -

Feb. 21, 2013
Lori K. Falefia Mireles, 47, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Samuel, mother Faleteine Falefia, brothers Moaga and Dickson Falefia, and sisters Teresa and Autasia Falefia. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Aiea United Methodist Church. Casual attire.

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Alan Gary Netz

Posted On February 28th, 2013 -

Feb. 18, 2013
Alan Gary Netz, 71, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran and an alarm technician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by wife Mary M.W., sons David and Daniel W., daughter Lelani N. Kouchi, brother Paul and eight grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Gary Alan Pagampao

Posted On February 28th, 2013 -

Feb. 11, 2013
Gary Alan Pagampao, 51, of Lanai City, a Navy retiree, died at home. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by daughter Gwynneth Norstrates; mother Lucinita Perez; brothers Clifford, Catalino Jr. and Prudencio Pagampao, and Darren Cambel; and sisters Lilia Dagmang, Lynette Ann Reed and Suzie Coloma. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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