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Jeane Kubera

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 6, 2012
Jeane “Harpo” Kubera, 75, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. truck driver, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by sons Anthony “Harp” and Rick, daughter Debra Agbayani, sisters Rose Stafford and Janice Johnson and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Gilbert Carvalho Park, 860 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo. Casual attire.

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Beatrice Haruyo Nakamura

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 4, 2012
Beatrice Haruyo Nakamura, 88, of Pearl City, died in a private care home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Earl I., Wayne E., Calvin M. and Lloyd S.; daughter Lynn E.; brothers Harry T., Frank N. and George Y. Kadokawa; sister Mary T. Saito; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Ligea McCracken Painter

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 28, 2012
Ligea McCracken Painter, 94, of Kailua-Kona, a former teacher and Continental Airlines stewardess, died. She was born in Afton, Okla. She is survived by sons Steven and Douglas, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services at a later date.

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Hatsue Shishido

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 15, 2012
Hatsue “Betty” Shishido, 90, of Kula, Maui, a canning and manufacturing business owner and operator, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughter Sandy Daniells, sisters Jane Sagawa and Myrtle Hanzawa, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Clara Shizuko Takasane

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 23, 2012
Clara Shizuko Takasane, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono lulu. She is survived by son Dennis and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: noon.

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Lainie Yuen Victor

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Aug. 26, 2012
Lainie Yuen Victor, 75, of Las Vegas, a retired Straub Clinic & Hospital nurse, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Kona. She is survived by husband Peyton, sons Kaniela Victor and Ryan Ching, daughters Theresa Sanchez and Malia Ching, and brother Jan Yuen. Services: noon Saturday at Black Rock Beach, Kaanapali. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lawrence Vidinha

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Sept. 26, 2012
Lawrence Vidinha, 90, of Kalaheo, Kauai, an Alexander & Baldwin commercial truck driver, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born in Kalaheo. He is survived by son Lawrence Jr., daughter Charlene Medeiros, brothers Richard and Charles, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

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John Hokulani De La Cruz

Posted On October 4th, 2012 -

Aug. 31, 2012
John Hokulani De La Cruz, 60, of Honolulu, an IslandRecycling employee, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brother Peter; and sisters Josie De La Cruz, Maylene Acosta, Irene Nagata and Maile Hirao. Private services.

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Gloria Jean Castaneda

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 24, 2012
Gloria Jean Castaneda, 72, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kau Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Oscar M.; daughters Chrissie Ann C-Mejia, Leonora Hu and Laura Lee Kahulamu; brothers Philemon Pilanca, David Pelangka and Vicente Pelanca Jr.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Eloise Ululani Medeiros

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 6, 2012
Eloise Ululani “Sistah” Medeiros, 64, of Waianae, a private home caregiver and ordained deaconess at Ka Hale Hoana o ke Akua Church, Kalihi, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Joseph A.K.; daughters Sarah K. Kawaa, Cookie K. Segi and Loretta K. Ho; brothers Charles, Alika, William and Joseph; sisters Sweetheart Luafalemana and Sheila Keolanui; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information published in an obituary Tuesday.

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Pearlisa Balios Potter

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

July 26, 2012
Pearlisa Balios “Teddy” Potter, 69, of New Berlin, N.Y., a retired Chenango Memorial Hospital nurse, died in Binghamton, N.Y. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Gary; sons Duane, Joseph “Jody” and Terry; stepmother Sora Ancog; brother Jose Ancog Jr.; sisters Elena Meehan and Melinda Crowell; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Anita Chun

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 21, 2012
Anita “Oma” Chun, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Teisnach, Germany. She is survived by sons Peter, Henry and Michael; daughters Judy Vinluan and Caroline McKinney; sisters Kathrin Billing and Rosemarie Duvall; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Services: 9:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Virginia E. Gray

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 26, 2012
Virginia E. Gray, 99, of Lahaina, a retired human resources employee for an electrical manufacturing company, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Rhode Island. She is survived by sons William E. and Robert E. Jellison, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Chiyoko Okabe

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 5, 2012
Chiyoko Okabe, 89, of Kaneohe, a seamstress, died at home. She was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Jonathan; daughter Jenny Arimoto; brothers Richard, Kenneth and Kiyoshi Kubo; sister Motoko Nishie; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Jeffrey Norman Sieg

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 28, 2012
Jeffrey Norman Sieg, 71, of Hauula, a Marine Corps retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ancon, Panama Canal Zone. He is survived by wife Ryoko N.; sons Christopher and Michael Sieg, and Jonathan Nelson; daughters Mary Lou Murphy, Lisa Sieg and Linda Bayardelger; brother Peter; sister Lisa; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Casual attire.

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George Alexander Error

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 29, 2012
George Alexander Error, 81, of Kailua-Kona, retired president and general manager of Del Monte Philippines and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Bingham Canyon, Utah. He is survived by wife Normita, daughters Ellyn McNeil and Colleen Stoltenberg, brother Nick Eror, sister Marilyn Chinivasagam and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Friday at Kona Outdoor Circle Garden. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Kona Outdoor Circle, Kappa Sigma, Kona Historical Society or Hospice of Kona.

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Phyllis M. Higa

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 16, 2012
Phyllis M. Higa, 93, of Wahiawa, a retired cafeteria manager at Kipapa and Hale Kula elementary schools, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Raymond and Dennis; daughter Maile Kanemaru; sisters Nora Nakahira, Jane Sasaki and Eleanor Nishi; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Clarence Y.C. Pang

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 24, 2012
Dr. Clarence Y.C. Pang, 90, of Klamath Falls, Ore., a retired dentist and anArmy veteran, died in Klamath Falls. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Andrea Lani Pang and Mindy Tuter-Page; sisters Margaret Wong, June Tjon, Mildred Pang and Gladys Wu; and a grandchild. Visitation and Taoist services: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Patricia Ann Smith-Duvauchelle

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 27, 2012
Patricia Ann Smith-Duvau chelle, 82, of Waiehu, Maui, formerly of Oahu and Puamana, Maui, a retired Realtor and owner of Akamai Realty, Kaneohe, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael Trento, daughter Christine Young, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at Kailua Beach. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Amado Jesuitas Gavieres

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 28, 2012
Amado Jesuitas Gavieres, 68, of Honolulu, an architectural designer and draftsman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Angono, Rizal, Philippines. He is survived by wife Milagros D.; son Jose A.; daughters Trina Platt and Anna Liza Magtoto; brothers Isagani, Aniano Jr. and Odino; sisters Norma Smith and Nelda Androus; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 10 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Paul Huynh

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 25, 2012
Paul “Bun” Huynh, 51, of Hono lulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by wife Jenny Luu “Lan,” sons Henry and Wilson, brothers Hong Tich and Huy Tich, and sisters Linh My and Linh Ai. Visitation and services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Moses Patigayon

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 17, 2012
Moses Patigayon, 80, of Kunia, formerly of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a painting contractor, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by companion Linda C. Shiverdaker; son Danny; daughters Marie Rodrigues, Alexandria and Diane “Anna” Ishimura, and Donna Flores; sisters Helen Watson, Rosario Maglinti, Pastora Torres, Maria Gonsales, Darlene Steaveson and Victoria Ah Choy; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. today at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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P. Noelani Tahu

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 26, 2012
P. Noelani Tahu, 62, of Washington, Utah, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael T.K.; daughters Miriama and Loke Tahu, Hine Smith, Hana Andresen and Shannon Leung Choi; brothers George “Alii” Victorino and Eddie Dew; sisters Odetta Ne Smith, Josie Kahiapo, Haunani Nash, Pua Dela Cerna, Maile Hallums and Naomi Kauhane; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula. Services: 11 a.m. Additional services in Utah. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Macario Hernandez

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 24, 2012
Macario “Mack” Hernandez, 87, of Honolulu, president of Rego Purity Sausage, died in Honolulu. He was born in Terlingua, Texas. He is survived by wife Flora, sons Mack and David, daughter Corinne Dela Fuente, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Flora Yuk Kaai-Tuitele

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 21, 2012
Flora Yuk Kaai-Tuitele, 69, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Nelson Tuitele; sons George Jr., Mason and Guy Koa, David Kaluhiokalani and Tracy Perkins; daughters Lucille, Rachel and Aida Koa, Cindy Brinton and Rusielyn Smith; 28 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Kaala Baptist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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James Albert Robbins

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 26, 2012
James Albert “Jimmy” Robbins, 82, of Kailua, a retired American Restaurant Supply salesman and a Hawaii Air National Guard retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Tucson, Ariz. He is survived by wife Gladys, daughter Gail and sister Dolores Pickop. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Sakai Takano

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Aug. 28, 2012
Sakai “Austin” Takano, 88, of Mililani, a Consolidated Amusement projectionist, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane, sons Craig and Myles, brother Kenneth Sekiguchi and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. inurnment: 10:45 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Tamino Ahn

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 11, 2012
Tamino Ahn, 94, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired seamstress, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. She was born in Koloa. She is survived by brother Jenichi Shigematsu and sister Satomi Nakasone. Private services.

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Phyllis M. Higa

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 16, 2012
Phyllis M. Higa, 93, of Wahiawa, a retired cafeteria manager at Kipapa and Hale Kula elementary schools, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Raymond and Dennis; daughter Maile Kanemaru; brother Tomio Kanno; sisters Nora Nakahira, Jane Sasaki and Eleanor Nishi; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Christopher Kamahalo Keliiaa

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 22, 2012
Christopher Kamahalo Keliiaa, 56, of Aiea, a Department of Transportation employee and musician with The Pandanus Club, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Donovan, daughter Dawn Mahealani, parents Sam and Betty, and sisters Gloria Wong and Kanoe Bridges. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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