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Ernesto Tabac

Posted On February 29th, 2012 -

Feb. 18, 2012
Ernesto Tabac, 69, of Paauilo, Hawaii, an employee at the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and retiree from Parker Ranch, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Harriet S.; son Troy; daughters Ernette Akau and Erlynn Tabac; brothers Simplicio, Amador and James; sisters Erminia Villa, Rosita Ebreo, Beatrice Tabac, Anita Tabac-Powers and Marina Silva; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Josephine Hughes

Posted On February 29th, 2012 -

Feb. 11, 2012
Josephine Hughes, also known as “Sepa” and “The Bibingka Lady,” 92, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by son Michael; daughters Patricia Lasconia, Sonja Bowen-Kudoba, Priscilla Stephens, Leandra Castroni and Pauline Russell; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Makakilo Baptist Church, 92-611 Makakilo Drive. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lottie Teruko Tarpley

Posted On February 29th, 2012 -

Feb. 24, 2012
Lottie Teruko “Koko” Tarpley, 64, of Lehuula, Hawaii, a homemaker, waitress and band member of the former Koko & the Kasuals, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Louis; sons Shawn Ibarra, Joshua Mareko and Hoapili Naope; daughter Yvette Keohuloa; stepdaughter Stephanie Apollo; brothers Terry and Glen Muraki; sister Pearl Muraki; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Lanakila Congregational Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. No flowers. For information, call 322-2636.

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Ricardo Eulalio Medina Mauricio

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 3, 2012
Ricardo Eulalio Medina Mauricio, 77, of Ewa Beach, a retired laborer with Hi-Way Transportation and Contracting Co., died in Aiea. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Milagros “Mia”; sons Melecio “Mel” Mauricio and Ricardo “Ricky” Paduit; daughters Nenita and Clarissa; stepson Oliver Laforteza; stepdaughters Michelle “Mai Mai” and Haydeelee “LaLa” Laforteza; sisters Encarnacion Mauricio, Valentina Mauricio-Santos and Maura Mauricio-Mandac; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at a later date in Laoag City. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Alvin M. Sako

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 19, 2012
Alvin M. Sako, 69, of Omao, Kauai, a retired accountant, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by mother Kiyoko and brother Lloyd. Private services.

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Debra Haunani Dias

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 4, 2012
Debra Haunani Dias, 57, of Aiea died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Darrell Robello; daughter Candace Chambers; mother Lani; brother Billy; sisters Steph Sandoval, Maile Okuma and SharonPetrulo; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Grace Chiseko Young

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 9, 2012
Grace Chiseko Young, 89, of Bellingham, Wash., a retired YWCA youth program director in New Bedford, Mass., died. She was born in Kahaluu. She is survived by brothers George and Frank Ginoza, and sisters Jean Dumphy and June Yoon. No services. No flowers.

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Edward F. Meyers

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Dec. 2, 2011
Edward F. Meyers, 69, of Waialua, a retired North Shore Certified Tax owner, Navy civilian auditor and an Army Vietnam Special Forces Green Beret, died in Waialua. He was born in Buffalo,N.Y. He is survived by wife JoAnne H., parents Edward P. “Dutch” and Agnes, sons Eric and Troy, daughters Kristy Meyers and Tara Lee, and sisters Barbara Clary and Diane Buntich. Services to be held in June. Lei welcome.

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George Sasaki

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Jan. 11, 2012
George Sasaki, 69, of Aiea died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Timothy and Jordan, daughters Holly and Amber, sister Diane Moore and a grandchild. Private services.

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Thomas M. Iwata

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 16, 2012
Thomas M. Iwata, 96, of Aiea, a Hickam Air Force Base construction estimator, died. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Alan and Bryan, daughter Caran, brother Jerry, sisters Carol Yanagihara and Michie Uyeno, caregivers Bernadette and Firme family, five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Frederick Kwan Ew Yuen

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Jan. 14, 2012
Frederick Kwan Ew Yuen, 88, of Kaneohe, retired owner of Honolulu Bag Supply and Army veteran, died inCastle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Thelma, son Greg and sister Euginia Young. Private services.

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Lynette Yoneko Monji

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Jan. 22, 2012
Lynette Yoneko Monji, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Pathology Associates public relations employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Scott T., daughter Claire R. Oda, brother AlvinSato and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Shirley Momiji Sugihara

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 18, 2012
Shirley Momiji Sugihara, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alan B. and Tyler K.; daughters Susan J. Ebertz, Cara T. Sugihara and Donna L. Won; brother Takumi Izuno; sister Carolyn K. Yokoyama; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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George Anthony Kamenides

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 22, 2012
George Anthony Kamenides, 51, of Kapaa, Kauai, formerly of Maui, proprietor of George Kamenides Interiors, died at home. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by brother Charles and sisters Deni Gradwohl and Grace Kamenides. Celebration of life: noon Thursday at Kalapaki Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Loose flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Kauai Humane Society.

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Makena Asherah Manuia Morgado

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Jan. 30, 2012
Makena Asherah Manuia Morgado, infant daughter of Abraham and Michele Morgado of Waianae, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brother Asher, sister Malachi and grandmothers Tomasa Morgado and Cecilia Meletia. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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Senipisi Langi Takapautolo

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 9, 2012
Senipisi Langi Takapautolo, 54, of Honolulu, a construction employee, died at home. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Pakiti; sons Maafu, Joseph, Senipisi Jr., Damien and John; daughter Vika K. Milo; mother Akanate Kavaliku; brothers Etuate, Wasi, Keiopalu, Tauaalo, Tanuvasa and Vaisingano Kavaliku; sisters Siale Kuli and Kesala Kavaliku; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Waikiki. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Miles Yoshio Kaneshiro

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Jan. 27, 2012
Miles Yoshio Kaneshiro, 49, of Pearl City, a civilian employee at Camp Smith, died inWahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yoko, parents Paul and Jeannette, brother Brett and sister Paula Nakasone. Private services.

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Lee-Ann M. Niles

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 15, 2012
Lee-Ann M. “Pepi” Niles, 60, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Salinas, Calif. She is survived by son Jonathan Marte, sisters Julia Marte and Darlene Holman, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Sachiko Tamaru

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 22, 2012
Sachiko Tamaru, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Marukai Corp. office manager, died at home. She was born in Oobatake, Yamaguchi-ken, Japan. She is survived by husband Yukio, sons Robert S. and Richard H., daughter Ethel T. Nomura, sister Hiroko Koazaki and six grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Merrill Susumu Kanna

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 24, 2012
Merrill Susumu Kanna, 64, of Hilo, a retired caterer and Jamielee Salon employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sister June Kimura, hanai brothers Solomon Pakani and Tony Muna, and hanai sisters Lurline Rapoza, Myra Boteilho and Toni Kaipo. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Bette Louise O’Donnell

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 16, 2012
Bette Louise O’Donnell, 88, of Poipu, Kauai, a retired real estate agent, died at home. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by daughters Carol and Gayle O’Donnell and Jean Craig, five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Celebration of life:3 p.m. Saturday at the O’Donnell residence in Poipu.

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William Thomas Tannahill

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Jan. 26, 2012
William Thomas “Mike” Tannahill, 87, of Pearl City died in Aiea. He was born in Pawhuska, Okla. He is survived by wife Elaine; sons Edward, Richard and Michael; daughter April Easter; brother Abe; caregiver Cheryl Murakami; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Sheryl Anita Kim

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 10, 2012
Sheryl Anita Kim, 46, of Ewa Beach, a bank loan closer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kansas. She is survived by husband Terrance R. Kim, son Thomas, daughters Malia and Krystti, father Juan A. Flores, brother Marco Flores, sisters Tonya Ponciano and Rita McDonald, and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu. com.

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Dennis Horishi Oseto

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Jan. 12, 2012
Dennis Horishi Oseto, 64, of Honolulu, a Servco Pacificsalesman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Elaine Ishikawa. Private services.

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Koichi Uyehara

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Jan. 31, 2012
Koichi “Maui” Uyehara, 91, of Ewa Beach, a retired Ewa Sugar Plantation painter, died in Honolulu. He was born on Okinawa. He is survived by sons Logan and Ted, daughter Ann and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hiroshi Kubota

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 9, 2012
Hiroshi Kubota, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Equifax employee and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Fusako, daughter Karen Oroku, brother Mitsuru, sister Emiko Sugino and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Albert Racindo Regidor

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 11, 2012
Albert Racindo Regidor, 71, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Honolulu Gas Co. safety training supervisor, Hamakua Sugar Co. employee and Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Stella, son Nathan, daughter Natalie, brothers Moke and Earl, sisters Mary Lee and Ilima Fujimoto, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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JohnR.Cavaco Sr.

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 3, 2012
John R.Cavaco Sr., 71, of Kailua, a retired heavy equipment operator with the Operating Engineers Local 3, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathleen “Kathi”; son John “John-boy” Jr.; daughters Ann Gonsalves, Corey Huihui and Malia Peters; hanai son William Brown; brothers Darrell “Nicky” Cavaco, Charlie and Wayne Wills and David Tagupa; sisters Leota Souza, Alberta Sanders, Elizabeth “Betty” Duarte, Marnette Acfalle, Louise Lee and May L. Poi; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. March 24 at Kailua Beach Park pavilion, near boat ramp. Scattering of ashes to follow. Online condolences: www. hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Cirila Gabor Valdez

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Feb. 17, 2012
Cirila Gabor “Elen” Valdez, 83, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in San Nicolas, Candon City, Philippines. She is survived by husband Elpidio P. “Pidiong”; sons Reno G., Virjilio G., Liberato G., Leonardo G., Robert G., Nicolas G., Elpidio G. Jr. and Thunder Racky G.; daughters Erlinda G. Valdez, Milagros G. Ayala, Florence G. Bangi, Rose Marie G. Gabriel and Jenny R. Dash; 32 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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John Allen Llanes Sr.

Posted On February 28th, 2012 -

Jan. 23, 2012
John Allen Llanes Sr., 73, of Keauhou Mauka, a self-employed boat captain and charter skipper, died at home. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Florence; sons John, Duane, Randy and Keoni; brothers David, Antone, Kenneth, Donald, Rudy,Victor,Ruben, Freddy and Gerrard; sisters Mary, Geralyn,Angela and Vanessa; and five grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Clubhouse, Honokohau Boat Harbor. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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