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Jonathan Hal Curimao

Posted On February 4th, 2014 -

Jan. 10, 2014
Jonathan Hal “Jonna” Curimao, 53, of Lahaina, a self-employed landscaper and an Army National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by companion Ginney Ripp; son Tyler; daughter Kiana; parents Mariano Curimao and Elizabeth Edlao; stepfather Herman Edlao; brothers Tubs, Eddie and Bully Curimao, George Laikupu and Clayton Cockett; sister Makanani Catugal; stepbrother Greg; stepsisters Kelly and Stacy; and grandmother Concordia. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation and services: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow in Lahaina. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Richard Tsuneki Omija Jr.

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Jan. 26, 2014
Richard Tsuneki “Richie Boy” Omija Jr., 58, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii County construction inspector and road supervisor, died at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife LuciAnn, son Robert, daughters Rikki and Rachel, parents Richard and Thelma, brother Michael and sister Katie Hokama. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at Naalehu Community Center. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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William Gary Enos

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Jan. 22, 2014
William Gary Enos, 69, of Kaneohe, a 3M sales representative and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rose; daughter Brandi Hino; stepsons Thomas Kelii and Dennis Silva; stepdaughters Leila Battease, Tracy Damitio and Tanya Borengasser; brothers Michael and Robert; sisters Marilyn Fox and Joyle Goldberg; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Rolland Bernard Keonaona Peahu Sr.

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Jan. 30, 2014
Rolland Bernard Keonaona Peahu Sr., 81, of Lihue, a retired employee of HawaiianAirlines and Kauai Surf, died at home. He was born in Nawiliwili, Kauai. He is survived by daughter Rowena Leake, son Rolland, sisters Lani Schumacher and Laola Rapoza, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 13 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.

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Kaaren Sue Farmer

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Jan 10, 2014
Kaaren Sue Farmer, 72, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Sleepy Eye, Minn. She is survived by daughters Lori Recio, Shelly Cabanting and Kristen Duffy; brothers Thomas and Russell Berkner; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Tsunao Saiki

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Jan. 25, 2014
Tsunao Saiki, 84, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Young Bros. machine operator and an Army veteran who served in the KoreanWar, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kukuiula, Kauai. He is survived by wife Gertrude, son Wayne, daughter Michele Kaneshige, sisters Midori Ogawa and Gladys Ayano, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Alan K. Gushikuma

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Jan. 21, 2014
Alan K. “Gushi” Gushikuma, 71, of Kaneohe, a Servco Auto Windward salesman, died in Kailua. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Jennifer; sons Scot, Ross, Chad and Dean; brother Wayne; sisters Roberta Nagano and Melanie Gushikuma; and a grandchild. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Kaneohe Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Jane Kimiko Sawai

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Jan. 5, 2014
Jane Kimiko Sawai, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Pan American World Airways flight kitchen worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lionel K., Clarence T. Jr. and Norman N.; daughters Dianne A. Oshiro and Jeanine T. Watanabe; brother Yoshito Nakashima; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Updated service information for an obituary published Monday.

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Kent Sadao Hamamoto

Posted On February 4th, 2014 -

Jan. 22, 2014
Kent Sadao “Kento” Hamamoto, 56, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a Hilo Public Library supervisor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Kert. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Francis Lucky Shafer

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Jan. 23, 2014
Francis Lucky Shafer, 69, of Kailua-Kona, owner of Lucky’s Concrete Pumping, Konawaena High School football coach, kempo karate instructor and professional music entertainer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Karen; son Lance; daughter Nanishell Shafer-Robins; sisters Marie Munn, Margaret Pollard, Patricia Malic and Mary Peralta; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua-Kona 2nd Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, monetary offerings suggested to Lance Shafer at P.O. Box 3087, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

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Harry Teisuke Higa

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Jan. 17, 2014
Harry Teisuke Higa, 92, of Kailua, a retired heavy equipment mechanic for Peter Kiewit and an Army veteran, died in a private care home. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Jean H., sons Blake and Keith, sister Nancy Yamauchi, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Wilfred Yutaka Shimotsu

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Jan. 20, 2014
Wilfred Yutaka Shimotsu, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Board of Water Supply inspector and an Army veteran who served in World WarII, died at Hospice Hawaii Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife IvyA., daughter Renee C. Michioka, sister Aiko S. Miyatake, a grandchild, two great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Roberta Elizabeth Holi

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Jan. 16, 2014
Roberta ElizabethHoli, 78, of Pearl City, a sales employee, died in Puuwai o Makaha. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph Jr. and Stanford; daughters Beverly Wong, Laverne “Miki,” Holi, Dawn Kunishige and Jonelle “Joey” Bigornia; 27 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Primotivo Sombrio

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Jan. 7, 2014
Primotivo “Patrick” Sombrio, 69, of Kaneohe, a musician with Germaine’s Luau and Arthur Lyman, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Patrick Jr. and Aaron; daughters Fonda Ash and Summer Sombrio; brothers Celestino and Denis Gibo; sisters Diane Feliciano, Norma Martinez, Anita Takiue, Shirley Souza and Yolanda and Abbie Gibo; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Winifred Hauoli Batalona

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 1, 2014
Winifred Hauoli Batalona, 77, of Hilo, a retired Mac Farms of Hawaii crew chief supervisor, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Harry and Ray; daughters Leolani L. Oyama, Michele Talanoa and Mei-Li Ortiz; brother Clarence “Spida” Kahele; sisters Stella and Diana Kahele, and Gladis “Eva” Decoito; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hilo Church of God, 671-A Waianuenue Ave. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Church of God. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Casual attire.

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Kameko Taira

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 9, 2014
Kameko Taira, 93, of Mililani, a retired housekeeper, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Waikapu, Maui. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Richard, brother Robert Nagamine, sister Thelma Shibata, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Alan Kainoa Cansibog

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Dec. 4, 2013
Alan Kainoa Cansibog, 21, of Waianae died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Tiana Canionero; brothers Anthony and Ansen Cansibog, Thomas, Treston and Travis Rabellizsa, and Akela Souza; sisters Antonia Rush; adoptive parents Frank and Frances; birth mother Emorine Rabellizsa; birth father Lloyd Souza; and stepfather Jeffrey Rabellizsa. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Waianae Boat Harbor. Casual attire.

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Tsugio Takahashi

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 14, 2014
Tsugio Takahashi, 87, of Honolulu, a retired co-owner and carpenter for Quality Builders, died in Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence, daughters Linda Hara and Cynthia Ruiz, sister Mie Takakuwa and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Samson Agas Fabrao

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 6, 2014
Samson Agas “Sammy” Fabrao, 86, of Honolulu, formerly of Lanai, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Puukolii, Lahaina. He is survived by brother Ray and sisters Nieves Antonio and Angeline “Helen” Salvador. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai City.

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Tina Marie Torres

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 10, 2014
Tina Marie Torres, 43, of Waianae died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Cynthia M., father Wallace S. Higuchi, mother Cynthia Sein Tau Lee, brother Michael R. Higuchi, sister Michelle Lee Higuchi and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Leonard Paris Fernandez

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Jan. 12, 2014
Leonard Paris Fernandez, 65, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired boilermaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by sons Glenn and Daniel Fernandez, and Robert Torres; brothers Castor Jr. and Edmund; sister Aurora; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Charles Morio Toyama

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Dec. 31, 2013
Charles Morio Toyama, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Transportation employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris F., son David, daughter Dori Ann Rodrigues, brother Kunsang Nyima, sister Yoneko Fukumoto and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Reginald Fook Heen Ho

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 27, 2014
Reginald Fook Heen Ho, 68, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Brian, Malcolm and Christopher. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Edward Taro Uchihara

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Jan. 12, 2014
Edward Taro “Uchi” Uchihara, 85, of Honolulu, a retired sheet metal superintendent for Commercial Sheet Metal Co., retired inspector for the Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Katherine M.; sons Eric and Glen; daughters Carolyn Kurihara, Iris Oda, Lori Lapinid and Sharon Uchihara; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Roberta Elizabeth Holi

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Jan. 16, 2014
Roberta Elizabeth Holi, 78, of Waianae, a salesperson, died in Puuwaio Makaha. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph Jr. and Stanford; daughters Beverly Wong, Laverne Holi “Miki,” Dawn Kunishige and Jonelle Bigornia “Joey”; 27 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Louise Carole Pereza Young

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Jan. 27, 2014
Louise Carole Pereza Young, 59, of Kailua, owner of a painting company, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Jasmine and Kristine; brothers Thomas, Miles, James and Eric Pereza; and sisters Blanch Colfran, Laura Mortrud and Melissa Shelton. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday at Baby Makapuu, Waimanalo. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Boyd Alan Kauhane Kahue

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Jan. 29, 2014
Boyd Alan Kauhane “Rusty” Kahue, 47, of Nanakuli died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Priscilla, daughter Raquel K., brother Benjamin K. Jr. and sisters Gilda Hoohuli, Benny Mae, Benelee and Joycelynn Kahue, Donna Kaimi, Beneby Javallena and Cheryl Montez. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 15 at Nanakuli Beach Park.

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Chiyo Kikuta Kidani

Posted On February 3rd, 2014 -

Dec. 15, 2013
Chiyo Kikuta Kidani, 92, of Pearl City, a retired Ewa and Oahu Sugar Plantation Cos. employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughter Shirley; brothers Toshio, Tsutomu and Waichi; and sisters Kay Kaneshiro and Jean Oshiro. Private services.

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Timothy James Lee

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Jan. 24, 2014
Timothy James Lee, 55, of Volcano, Hawaii, a landscaper and owner of Aloha Aina Landscaping Service, died at home. He was born in Minneapolis. He is survived by hanai son Nick Lesseos; hanai daughters Emma and Michelle Hartley; brothers Dr. Steven and Kevin Krych, and Tom Lee; and sisters Katie Odens and Cynthia and Cheryl Lee. For service information, call Emma Hartley at 985-7257. Casual attire.

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Takeshi Oura

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Jan. 7, 2014
Takeshi Oura, 86, of Pearl City, a retired Oroweat Baking Co. sales driver/supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by son Robin, daughters Barbara O. Tavares and Gayle Akamine, sister Jane T., three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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