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Hiroko Hanashiro

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June 6, 2014
Hiroko Hanashiro, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Noriko’s salesperson, died in the Queen’s Medical Center-West Oahu. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by sons Richard Hayasaka and Michael Hanashiro, sister Setsuko Agena and a grandchild. Visitation: noon Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Adam AhChong Kawailani Warren

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May 20, 2014
Adam AhChong Kawailani Warren, 76, of Keaau, Hawaii, a state Department of Transportation maintenance supervisor for the Hilo Harbors Division, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Angela Enos, mother Mary, brother Andrew and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire.

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Dorothy Sadame Hirayama

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April 15, 2014
Dorothy Sadame Hirayama, 92, of Waialua died in Pearl City. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons James H. and Paul T., daughter Wendy Shimoda, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Annie Malia Kuamoo Wright

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May 10, 2014
Annie Malia Kuamoo Wright, 94, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Malama, Hawaii. She is survived by son Alika Gaspar, daughters Jeanette Loomis and Donna Mae Gaspar, 35 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Daryl Guy Hong

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June 1, 2014
Daryl Guy Hong, 62, of Kailua-Kona, an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, a Hawaii National Guard training officer and Robert’s Repair & Service mechanic, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Derek, Allen and Mike; parents Daniel and Chizuko; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Sandra Ann Jones

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June 4, 2014
Sandra Ann Jones, 47, of Ewa Beach died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Kansas City, Mo. She is survived by husband Lorenzo J.; son Emmanuelle; daughters Gabrielle and Danielle Jones, Tasha Carpenter and Tanecia Kilgore; father James W. Sutton; brothers James W. Brown, Abdul Wadud and Tyler Sutton; and sister Irene Kendrick. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Living the Word Ministries, 2678 Kilihau St., Honolulu. Services: 5 p.m.

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Edward Helena Kama Sr.

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May 16, 2014
Edward Helena Kama Sr., 77, of Waimanalo, an exterminator and a Marine Corps veteran with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ernestine; sons Edward Jr., Eric, Errol and Lance; daughter Eunice; sister Grace Rook; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, maunakea chapel, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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June Akiko Keliihoomalu

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May 25, 2014
June Akiko Keliihoomalu, 57, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Henry “Riley”; sons Jarves and Ryan Root; daughter Maile Keliihoomalu-Tay; mother Kiyoko Root; brothers Richard, John and Garton Root; sisters Nina Otsuka and Carol Herolaga; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu. Services: 1:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Roland W. Kersting

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May 29, 2014
Roland W. Kersting, 85, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor and instructor at the Federal Aviation Administration’s Diamond Head Center and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Mardi; sons Kevin, Keith and Ken; daughters Diane, Debi and Denise; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. at the church. Private entombment. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Mae Chisaye Kunimura

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May 9, 2014
Mae Chisaye Kunimura, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker and retired Alfred Shaheen seamstress, died in Arcadia Health Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Andy, son Sidney, daughter Cynthia Nakashima, brothers Walter and Paul Yamaguchi, sisters Mary Higa and Ruth Tsukayama, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Robert Lazar

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May 31, 2014
Robert “Bob” Lazar, 85, of Honolulu, a retired insurance broker, died in St. Francis Hospice-Nuuanu. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Vivienne, son Bennett, daughter Joan and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to any public library.

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Kolten Burger

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May 16, 2014
Kolten Burger, infant son of Bernice and Michael Burger of Pearl City, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by grandparents Charles Burger, Karlen Peterson and Robert and Marirose Tangi. Private services.

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Gertrude Haruyo Tamashiro Lee

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May 25, 2014
Gertrude Haruyo Tamashiro Lee, 99, of Kaneohe, a retired chambermaid for the Outrigger Reef Hotel, died in St. Francis Hospice, Puiwa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Katherine “Miki” Honma, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Daniel Wallace Castro Sr.

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May 28, 2014
Daniel Wallace Castro Sr., 93, of Honolulu, a retired Schofield Barracks refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic, died. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Danny Jr. and Dennis, daughter Diane Wolters, brother Harry W. and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Bessie Sakae Muramoto

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May 27, 2014
Bessie Sakae Muramoto, 90, of Waipahu, a bank employee, died in a foster home. She was born in Waialua. No survivors. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Edna Bow Kwai Ching

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May 19, 2014
Edna Bow Kwai Ching, 91, of Honolulu, a bookkeeper for Kaiser Ala Moana Medical Records Department, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Henry; son Nathan; daughters Leora, Linda and Laurie; sister Irene Lee; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Fumie Naito

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May 30, 2014
Fumie “Flora” Naito, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Holualoa, Kona. She is survived by sons Ronald and Edwin; daughters Barbara Horie, Elaine Fujimoto and Bessie Au; sister Yukiko Koochi; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Vincent J. Ferrigno

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May 29, 2014
Vincent J. Ferrigno, 80, of Kailua, a business owner and a Marines Corps veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in New York. He is survived by sons John, Michael and Robert; daughter Sharon Murray; brothers Joseph and John; sisters Adelaine, Lee, Ann and Madalene; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. John Vianney, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Zuila Policarpo Pasay

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May 14, 2014
Zuila Policarpo Pasay, 86, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Edward Eleola. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Scott E. Garnaas

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June 4, 2014
Scott E. Garnaas, 52, of Honolulu, a retired bus operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by wife Sybil Robello, son William S., brother Robert and sisters Nancy Steffeter and Debra Evans. Private services.

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Sara K. Sugiyama

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May 16, 2014
Sara K. Sugiyama, 66, of Pearl City died in Waipahu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by brothers Mitsuyoshi, Tadashi and Masaharu; and sisters Jean Kansaku and Hazel Hirata. Private services.

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Fusae Mikasa Masaki

Posted On June 8th, 2014 -

May 11, 2014
Fusae Mikasa Masaki, 97, of Lihue, a homemaker, died in Regency at Puakea. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Daniel and Carl; daughters Diane Hamamoto and Susan Fujii; brothers Naotoshi, John, George and Henry Mikasa; sisters Florence Iwasaki, Mitsue Ibara and Barbara Nakao; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Bernard Matsui

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May 3, 2014
Bernard Matsui, 81, of Honolulu, a retired civil service employee and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Teddy and Frederick Matsui and sister Lillian Kim. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sepriana Nitta

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May 31, 2014
Sepriana Nitta, also known as “Pomping” and “Clara,” 95, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Efren Adalem and Neal Nitta, hanai daughter Geraldine M. Bibilone, sister Connie Santos, three grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Masami Aito

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May 28, 2014
Masami Aito, 82, of Hilo, proprietor of the former Pacific Rent-All Co. in Hilo and an Army veteran, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mae; daughters Joy Aito, Ann Cristobal and Lisa Ogata; brother Robert; and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Emelita Jose Pascua

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May 8, 2014
Emelita Jose Pascua, 53, of Waipahu, died in Aiea. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by companion Edgar A. Dait; son Eddie Dait; daughter Ashley Dait; brothers Ramon, Juan, Alfredo and Joffrey Jose; sister Angelita F.J. Baguinat; and a grandchild. Visitation: 8:15 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Mortuary Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Thomas P. Amarino

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May 20, 2014
Thomas P. Amarino, 67, of Honolulu, an Air Force veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elida, son Trevor Waguk, daughter Aloha Marie and sisters Shirley Stokmanis, Pearl Wade, Pauline Matias, Gloria King, Peggy Amaral and Priscilla Amarino. Services: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Scattering of ashes: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condo- lences: oahumortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary printed Thursday.

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Tamotsu Saki

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May 22, 2014
Tamotsu Saki, 84, of Kahului, a Maui Electric Co. lineman, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Patsy, sons Brian and Chad, daughter Mona Chin and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Kahului Hongwanji. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Evaristo Avergonzado

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May 15, 2014
Evaristo “Ernie” Avergonzado, 80, of Ewa Beach, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard forklift operator and a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nena M.; sons Ernest, Carl, Steven and Andrew M.; sister Phelomena Goles; five grandchildren; and four great-grand- children. Private services.

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Teizo Sumida

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April 29, 2014
Teizo Sumida, 94, of Hilo, a retired Naniloa Surf Hotel maintenance worker and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Brian and Dean, daughter Janne Fujimoto, brother Shizuo, sisters Itsuko “Judy” Nakagawa and Ritsuko Olson, and five grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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