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Kou Sakuma

Posted On December 23rd, 2012 -

Dec. 14, 2012
Kou “Helen” Sakuma, 89, of Makawao, Maui, a bakery store clerk, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Masanobu and daughters Hazel Okamoto and Lynne Sierra. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Robert Dale Trenary

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Dec. 17, 2012
Robert Dale Trenary, 71, of Waimea, Hawaii, a teacher, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by son Mark, mother Margaret, brother Bruce and sisters Leslie Fugett and Dona Jenkins. Private services.

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Dr. Tetsui Watanabe

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Dec. 18, 2012
Dr. Tetsui Watanabe, 98, of Honolulu, a retired radiologist at the Medical Arts Building, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sapporo, Japan. He is survived by sons Ken, Brent and Roger; daughters Carolyn Adler and Kathryn Tyler; brothers Saburo and Douglas “Dan”; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826.

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John Kiyoshi Yanagihara

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Dec. 2, 2012
John Kiyoshi Yanagihara, 79, of Honolulu, a machine operator, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Paul K.; daughters Sandra A.M. Agas, Carol M. Shimizu, Cyd T. Edwards and Loreen S. Oamilda; brother Harold; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Dec. 29 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Thomas K. Yanagihara

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Dec. 8, 2012
Thomas K. Yanagihara, 92, of Honolulu, retired owner of THW Construction Components Inc., died in Honolulu. He also was an Army veteran who served in World War II and an Air Force Reserve veteran. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Geraldine, sons Arick B. and David A., daughter Toni A. Takahashi, sister Lillian M. Ting and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Harris United Methodist Church. Services: 4 p.m. No flowers.

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Mitsuru Dick Yoda

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Dec. 3, 2012
Mitsuru Dick Yoda, 86, of Honolulu, retired president of Hawaiian Host Candies and a retired partner and certified public accountant of Coopers & Lybrand, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Peggy; son Stephen; daughters Colette Garibaldi and Colleen Liu; brother Kiyoshi; sisters Frances Yoda, Mildred Ariyoshi, Ruth Nagaoka and Annette Yoda; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church, 1701 Wilder Ave. Eulogy: 12:15 p.m. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Naomi Brailsford

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Dec. 13, 2012
Naomi Brailsford, 61, of Waianae, a retired General Dynamics Telecommunications contract worker and Navy retiree, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Cleryton, S.C. She is survived by son Cory, mother Alma, brother Alex Mason, sister Gert and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Doris Fung Chock

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Dec. 9, 2012
Doris Fung Chock, 88, of Honolulu, a retired city clerk, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Rodger, Brian and Gary; daughter Melody; and two grandchildren. Private burial.

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Bessie Lee Chong

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Nov. 29, 2012
Bessie Lee Chong, 85, of Honolulu, retired co-owner of Party Center, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Lisa Chong and Karen Chong Tokumoto, brother Harold Lee, sister Evelyn Lee and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew’s Priory Cathedral, 229 Queen Emma Square. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 31 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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James M. Ewing

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Dec. 17, 2012
James M. Ewing, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii and Ohana Pacific Bank executive bank credit officer and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York City. He is survived by wife Sarah, son Sherrard, daughter Caroline E. Walker and a grandchild. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Rotary International.

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Katherine E.A. Gaison

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Nov. 30, 2012
Katherine E.A. “Heavy Ettay” Gaison, 69, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lucio “Lucky” Cabus III; daughters Doreen Alimoot, Denise “Dee Dee” Correia and Desiree Cabus; father Aki Chow; brothers Frank and August Meyers, Samuel Keoho, Christian Naki, and Talino “Sonny” Gaison; sisters Pauline Clayton, Gertrude “Betty” Fisher, Anna Rosa, Mary Montez, Davidine “Dallas” Williams, Georgette Meyers, Linda, Stephaine and Suzette Chow, Malavina Cameron, and Esther Souza; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Incorrect information published in an obituary Friday.

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Tom Eikichi Henna

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Nov. 23, 2012
Tom Eikichi Henna, 89, of Los Angeles, a retired Holmes and Narver Inc. field material supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sister Bernice Salvador. Private services.

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Lewis T. Leong

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Dec. 16, 2012
Lewis T. Leong, 86, of Honolulu, a vault custodian, died in Honolulu. He was born in Burma. He is survived by wife Ruby, sons Sonny and Winston, brothers Judson and Wilson, sisters Janet Ng and Margret Teoh, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Yuk Fut Temple, 3348 Mooheau Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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John Gilbert Rivera

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Nov. 24, 2012
John Gilbert Rivera, 75, of Makakilo, a Fleet Services Hickam Air Force Base civil service retiree and National Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Theresa Bowers-Rivera; sons John Jr., Glenn, Patrick and Joshua; daughters Lisa Lawson and Donna Rivera; brothers Mike and James; hanai sister Vivian Algarin; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Anne Bradbury Sage

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Nov. 12, 2012
Anne Bradbury Sage, 69, of Kailua, a bereavement educator, grief support group facilitator and funeral director, died in St. Francis Hospice, Nuuanu. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by daughters Cherie, Milika’a and Liz; mother Evelyn; brother Bill; sister Comfort; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Kalama Beach Club, 280 N. Kalaheo Ave. Services: 5 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Aki Sato

Posted On December 22nd, 2012 -

Nov. 28, 2012
Aki Sato, 84, of Aiea, a retired Mail-Well printer, died at home. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by son Stanley K. Private services.

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Aileen Jean Oshiro

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

Dec. 12, 2012
Aileen Jean Oshiro, 71, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Sanford K., son Kevin K. Christian, daughters Melanie Ching and Kim Costales, brothers Paul K. and Thomas Rivera, sister Barbara Cummings, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. today at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial at a later date at the church cemetery.

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Emil Guillermo Arreola

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

Dec. 5, 2012
Emil Guillermo Arreola, 54, of Honolulu, a draftsman and printer at Dana Sales, died in Honolulu. He was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Edrei J., daughter Amber L., father Victor, brothers Vimoel and Viclouis, and sisters Melva Manzano and Melody Cadiente. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Thomas Richard Sayles

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

Dec. 16, 2012
Thomas Richard Sayles, 73, of Wailuku died. He was born in Pasadena, Calif. He is survived by sons Dano and Greg, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Church, Paia, Maui. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery, Haiku, Maui. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Paula Caraang Bonilla

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

Nov. 22, 2012
Paula Caraang Bonilla, 86, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jorge B.; son Charles; daughter Lily Balmores; brothers Roque, Andres and Ardolfo Caraang; sisters Ignacia Domingo and Trinidad Abella; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Dec. 28 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29 at First Assembly of God, Red Hill. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Michael K. Seely

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

Sept. 13, 2012
Michael K. Seely, 76, of Lanikai, a teacher and poet, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua House. He was born in Denver. He is survived by son Joseph M.L.; daughters Michelle S. Lang, Nancy Theofrastous, Jennifer S. Hamburg and Tessah M. Schoenrock; brother Anthony; and five grandchildren. Services, paddle out and reception: 10 a.m. Dec. 29 at Lanikai Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Ventura College Michael K. Seely Memorial Scholarship, 805-654-6400, ext. 3152.

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Dale Reynolds Brabenec

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

Dec. 1, 2012
Dale Reynolds Brabenec, 72, of Wahiawa, a Navy retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Betty W.; sons John “Pinky,” Radliegh “Chuck” and Darren Rivera; and brother Yaro Hospodarsky. Private services.

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Seiichi Takara

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

Dec. 6, 2012
Seiichi Takara, 85, of Pearl City, a retired plumbing foreman at Au’s Plumbing and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Ethel C., son Duane S., daughters Tammy K. Naone and Paula M. Murakami, brothers Masao and Thomas, sister Sue Furukawa and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mabel W.F. Wat Chang

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

Dec. 5, 2012
Mabel W.F. Wat Chang, 88, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Karen Liu, Cheryl Shimabukuro and Wanette Tanaka; brother Herman Wat; sisters Florence Lum and Roberta Fong; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Wesley Masayuki Tanaka

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

Dec. 13, 2012
Wesley Masayuki Tanaka, 58, of Honolulu, a D/K Restaurants human resources department employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Masumi. Private services.

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Katherine E.A. Gaison

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

Nov. 30, 2012
Katherine E.A. “Heavy Ettay” Gaison, 69, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lucio “Lucky” Cabus III; daughters Doreen Alimoot, Denise “Dee Dee” Correia and Desiree Cabus; father Aki Chow; brothers Frank and August Meyers, Samuel Keoho, Christian Naki, and Talino “Sonny” Gaison; sisters Pauline Clayton, Gertrude “Betty” Fisher, Anna Rose, Mary Montez, Davidine “Dallas” Williams, Georgette Meyers, Linda, Stephaine and Suzette Chow, Malavina Cameron, and Esther Souza; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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John Daniel Utley

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

Dec. 13, 2012
John Daniel Utley, 64, of Honolulu, a retired Army master sergeant who served in the Vietnam War, a Purple Heart recipient, Chaminade University professor and Bobby Benson Center program director, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Laramie, Wyo. He is survived by daughter Tara Arriola; mother Ada; brother Tom Jr.; sisters Diana Colbert, Ada Terrell, Jacque Dupree, Lilly Saucier and Rose Vance; and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples.

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Carey Patricia Grana

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

Dec. 18, 2012
Carey Patricia Grana, 40, of Kailua, an educator in Hawaii, Japan, Maryland, Virginia and California, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Tampa, Fla. She is survived by husband Brian T., sons Jacob T. and Lucas A., father Gary Lindholtz and sister Joellen Lindholtz. Services: 2 p.m. today at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Chapel. Bright, cheerful and aloha crisp attire.

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Hattie Gushikuma

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

Dec. 14, 2012
Hattie Gushikuma, 89, of Kapolei, a former secretary at Pan American World Airways, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Shad and Hanz Kane, hanai daughter Keala K. Au, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to be held at a later date. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Denise Kawaiopuna Kanahele

Posted On December 21st, 2012 -

Dec. 14, 2012
Denise Kawaiopuna Kanahele, 43, of Kekaha, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Walter, Tyler and Timothy; daughters Terry Pacheco, Shalea Kanahele and Kaylee Leffingwell; sisters Rose Palakiko and Betty Lou “Kuuleimomi” Kanahele; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

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