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Sau Ying Yuen

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July 28, 2011
Sau Ying Yuen, 91, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Shuntak, China. She is survived by husband Dai Hoi; sons Stephen and David; daughters Ivy Vill­a­nueva, Cindy Wong and Shirley Lee; six sisters; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services to follow. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Cecilia L. Napihaa

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July 19, 2011
Cecilia L. Napihaa, 72, of Kapolei, a University of Hawaii Auxiliary Service worker, died in Aiea. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Peter K.K. Sr.; sons Peter K.K. Jr., James K., Michael A., KevinLewis K. and Nathan K.; daughter JeannieMarie Pogi; brother Stanley Makekau; sister Deanna Nakamoto; 17 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.hawaii­funeralservices.com.

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Tsuruko Oshiro

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July 22, 2011
Tsuruko “Mildred” Oshiro, 95, of Waipahu, formerly of Puunene, Maui, a retired Harold’s Inn cook, died in Waipahu. She was born in Mana, Kauai. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Gerald, daughters Betty Oshiro and Judy Lum, brother Charles Kubota, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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The Rev. Francis George Peterson

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April 14, 2011
The Rev. Francis George Peterson, 85, of Honolulu, a Roman Catholic priest and an Army veteran who served in World War II, will be remembered in a Mass at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 800 Kaheka St. He died in Tripler Army Medical Center, Center for the Aging. He was born in Philadelphia. No survivors. Visitation: 9 a.m. at the church. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Dennis Guillermo Ribellia

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May 17, 2011
Dennis Guillermo “Reb” Ribellia, 59, of Las Vegas, formerly of Kaimuki, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diane; sons Dennis and Sean; daughters Maile and Brandy; father Lionel; brothers Ronald, Patrick and Richard; sister Donna Ribellia-Abreu; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Maria Garcia Salazar

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July 29, 2011
Maria Garcia Salazar, 75, of Ewa Beach, a retired James Campbell.High School custodian, died in Aiea. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Jose Jr. and Filomino, daughters Marcelita Hernandez and Maria-Elena Winters, and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual and Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Berit Rose-Marie Day-Kahlstrom

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July 26, 2011
Berit Rose-Marie Day-Kahl­strom, 72, of Kailua, a Realtor, died in Kailua. She was born in Kristianstad, Sweden. She is survived by husband Ulf J. Kahlstrom, sons Patrick M. and Christopher E. Day, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:.6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s of Padua. Mass: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralserv­ices.com.

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Shizuo Tamaru

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July 30, 2011
Shizuo Tamaru, 95, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by sons Raymond S. and Roy K., daughters Marion T. Boyd and Sharon A. Tamaru, brother Satoru, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Karen Lee Meeks

Posted On August 11th, 2011 -

July 30, 2011
Karen Lee Meeks, 66, of Waianae died at home. She was born in California. She is survived by partner Jerome Taua‘i; daughters Charlotte Park, Sacheen Kahele and Sasha Kahele-Manners; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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John Franklin Garcia Sr.

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Aug. 8, 2011
John Franklin Garcia Sr., 77, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Kauai Electric supervisor, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapaa. He is survived by wife Eleanor; sons John Jr., Thomas and Patrick Sr.; daughter Debbie Kawaihalau; sister Mildred Ahi; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private celebration of life.

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Mitsuko Matsuda

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July 26, 2011
Mitsuko Matsuda, 90, of Honolulu, a state Department of Transportation retiree, died in Island Nursing Home. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sisters Mieko Toyama and Grace M. Nakayama. Private services.

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Ismelda Tuya Garcia

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July 16, 2011
Ismelda Tuya “Melda” Garcia, 65, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by son Bartolome B. “Bubut” Jr.; daughters Loretta Garcia and Maria Pascual; brothers Virgilio, Jesus and Renato Tuya; sisters Ofelia T. Lagundino, Florida T. Pagatpatan, Sozima T. Viloria and Myrna T. Torres; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Anthony Antone Lopes

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July 17, 2011
Anthony Antone “Black Panther” Lopes, 83, of Ewa Beach, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop II ship fitter and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by daughters Theresa L. Sione, Christine L. Lopes and Antonette L. Toro; brother Daniel A.; sister Eliza Mahaulu; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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John Soto Feliciano Jr.

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Aug. 2, 2011
John Soto Feliciano Jr., 67, of Wahiawa, a retired operating engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lillian; sons John III and Jason; daughters Darnell Feliciano and Annette Ramento; brother Gordon; sisters Lorraine Golightly, Eleanor Chow, Priscilla Reynoso and Diane Feliciano; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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James David Keleo O ‘Kalani Wentela

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June 26, 2011
James David Keleo O ‘Kalani “Oomps” Wentela, 39, of Waianae died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Cheryl-Ann L. Jale, father Lyle E., mother Patricia H.K., brother Matthew, sister Theresa L. Paaluhi and hanai sister Finlyn K. Kauihana. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Alani Toni Uepi Lomavita

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Aug. 6, 2011
Alani Toni Uepi Lomavita, 55, of Kapaa, Kauai, and Tonga, a Tonga Police Force sergeant, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Vavau, Tonga. He is survived by wife Selaima ‘Utu‘one; sons Siosifa and Lini; daughters Vaikoloa and Fine‘ingo; mother Amelia Talakai; brothers Samuela “Leakoula” and Tafengamonu “Polinisia” Uepi; and sisters Vaikoloa Prescott, Tupou Ta‘ufo‘ou, Lute Lisala and Otusia Langi.
Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Lihue United Church. Services: 8 p.m. Burial at a later date in Tonga.

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Karen Machiko Esaki

Posted On August 11th, 2011 -

Aug. 2, 2011
Karen Machiko Esaki, 52, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Kapaau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Jason and Michael, mother Catherine Murai, brother Roy Murai and sisters Valarie Shiraishi and Wendy Ittner. Private services.

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Allen Kei Ushijima

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Aug. 6, 2011
Allen Kei Ushijima, 57, of Hilo,
a Life Care Center of Hilo Residents Council vice president, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Stanley and Kiyoko Kay. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Charlotte Yuk Len Libby

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July 30, 2011
Charlotte Yuk Len Libby, 79, of Kaneohe died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gilbert F.; sons John, James and Mark; daughter Frances Check; brothers Lawrence and Chester Ho; and
six grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Sebastian DeCosta

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Aug. 7, 2011
Sebastian DeCosta, 98, of Kahului, a University of Hawaii Experiment Station retiree, died at home. He was born in Kaupakalua, Maui. He is survived by son Mark, sisters Margaret Duarte and Alice Cardoza, caregiver and niece Evelyn Klask, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Rogelio Ea Tauyan

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July 14, 2011
Rogelio “Roger” Ea Tauyan, 63, of Ewa Beach, a retired Tokunaga Masonry laborer, died in Honolulu. He was born on Lanai. He is survived by wife Felicidad, sons Roland and Raymund, daughter Rosemay Tauyan-Aquino, mother Maria, brother Rodolfo, sister Victoria Javier and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 1 p.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Amy Thoai Lao

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Aug. 6, 2011
Amy Thoai Lao, 55, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by husband Raymond, sons Ky and Roger, daughter Karyn L. Vuong and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Patricia Ann Cousins

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July 28, 2011
Patricia Ann Cousins, 72, of Molokai, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Tarrytown, N.Y. She is survived by sons Miles and Peter Tripplett; and daughters Kirsten Tripplett, Chitra Jones and Teresa Ping. Services to be held on a later date.

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Jose Constantino Sumajit Sr.

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July 31, 2011
Joe Constantino Sumajit Sr., 70, of Honolulu, a self-employed worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Manuel, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marcelina; sons Jose Jr., Joel and James; daughters Maria T. and Maria V.; brother Kenny; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Abraham Tadao Koga

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July 21, 2011
Abraham Tadao Koga, 80,
of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired golf course superintendent at Wailua Golf Course, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Trude; son Stan, brothers George and Ralph; sisters Helen Onizuka, Judy and Annette Koga, Diane Haskin and Jeanette Horen; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Lin Fat Ching

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Aug. 6, 2011
Robert Lin Fat “Bob” Ching, 76, of Mililani, a retired Air Force master sergeant and a retiree from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 56 and Navy Public Works, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by wife Lorraine C. “Lorrie,” sons Curtis and Steven, daughters Pamela Grubbs and Roberta Ching, brother Elmo, sister Yuk Lin Chung and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Motoko Shitabata

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Aug. 4, 2011
Motoko Shitabata, 97, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in Kunia. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Francis and Jon, daughter Sarah Nakasone, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Soichiro Kimura

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July 26, 2011
Robert Soichiro Kimura, 91, of Honolulu, a judo instructor at Kaimuki Judo Club, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rhonda M., son Robin S. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Florence Kaleilanionamoku Calabio

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July 30, 2011
Florence Kaleilanionamoku Calabio, 88, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Sterling and Dean, daughter Danelle Auna, brother Herbert Ah Ching, sisters Sylvia Kuanoni and Patricia Parker, 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona 2nd Ward, Kailua-Kona. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaumana Ward Chapel, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans
Cemetery No. 2, Hilo.

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Sadie Sadano Oshiro

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July 27, 2011
Sadie Sadano Oshiro, 94, of Pearl City, a retired Schofield Commissary cashier, died in Pearl City. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Melvin, daughters Ethel Sumida and Jean Fujikawa, brother Richard Adaniya, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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