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Michael Gene Makiya

Posted On June 28th, 2013 -

June 15, 2013
Michael Gene Makiya, 62, of Honolulu, an Oahu Community Correctional Center sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by wife Janice; son Darin Kaita; daughter Doreen Perry; father Denis; stepmother Marion; brothers Paul, Jim, Robert and Tom; sisters Liz Gaudia, Mary Stauber, Michelle Salas, Katie Gietzen and Marge Wiley; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. July 5 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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June Mitsuko Miyazono

Posted On June 28th, 2013 -

April 18, 2013
June Mitsuko Miyazono, 87, of San Diego, formerly of Pukalani, Maui, a retired tour guide, died in San Diego. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by son Ken, sister Tamie, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Bernardo Rarollio Molina

Posted On June 28th, 2013 -

June 7, 2013
Bernardo Rarollio Molina, 67, of Waianae, an Air Force police sergeant, retired meat cutter and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Rodrigo and Celestino, and sister Juana Verboon. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 5 at Valley of the Temples chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Barbara Masako Okino

Posted On June 28th, 2013 -

June 4, 2013
Barbara Masako Okino, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state data processor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Craig A., daughter Laurie L. Taketa, sister Ruth Matsuura and a grandchild. Private services.

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Venancio Sibolboro Parengit Sr.

Posted On June 28th, 2013 -

May 28, 2013
Venancio Sibolboro “Parakeet” Parengit Sr., 88, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. employee, died in Waipahu. He was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosita “Rose,” sons Bento and Venancio Jr., daughters Verna Tamayo and Lisa Cobb, 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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Mary Ann Ku‘uleialoha Punua

Posted On June 28th, 2013 -

June 23, 2013
Mary Ann Ku‘uleialoha “Auntie Ku‘ulei” Punua, 79, of Lihue, a kumu hula and professional hula dancer, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by husband Victor Sr.; sons Victor Jr., John, Wallis and Edward; daughter Kuuleialoha Johnson; brother Leonard Jesse; sister Edith Mar; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 20 at All Saints Church, Kapaa. Services: 11 a.m.

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Mamoru Sato

Posted On June 28th, 2013 -

June 19, 2013
Mamoru Sato, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Famco glass estimator and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born Honolulu. He is survived by companion Akiko Hiranuma and sisters Dorothy Tam and Ruth Torigoe. Private services.

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Matsusuke Kobashigawa

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 13, 2013
Matsusuke Kobashigawa, also known as “Jeep” and “Mutt,” 93, of Honolulu, an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Yvonne S. Kobashigawa, Linda L. Walker, Gayle A. Chang and Faye H. Uyehara; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Henry Garcia Zapata

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

Nov. 29, 2012
Henry Garcia Zapata, 81, of Fircrest, Wash., an Army retiree and a crane supervisor at Pearl Harbor, died in Fircrest. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is survived by wife Mary; sons Henry Jr., Irwin, Joey and Ronnie; daughter Anuhea Daley; hanai daughters Pinky Kahaloa and Kaui Fernandez; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Bart Kort

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 21, 2013
Bart “Koa” Kort, 65, of Kapaa, Kauai, a senior loan originator at First Cal Hawaii, Kauai office, died at home. He was born in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by wife Jo, sister Stephanie Wilkinson and hanai brother Allen “Ala” Alapai. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Monday at Kalaheo Steak & Ribs.

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Evelyn K. Kusaka

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 4, 2013
Evelyn K. Kusaka, 84, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by husband Kenneth; son Russell, daughter Susan; brothers Harvey, Ralph, Lionel and Kenneth Sakai; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Mapuilesua Mata’afa Pelenato Laufasa

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May 24, 2013
Mapuilesua Mata’afa Pelenato Laufasa, 75, of Waipahu, an accountant and an Army veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Samoa. He is survived by wife Olive; sons Ikoke and Tupufia; daughters Levalasi Sagapolutele, Diana Titialii, Tofamamao Ippel and Faava Laufasa; brother Mamea T.; sisters Teleia Iosefo, Saofuifatu Ah Wong, Falesau and Sarina Laufasa and Nuanua Moli; and six grandchildren. Services held. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Diana Kam Hoong Lum

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 2, 2013
Diana Kam Hoong Lum, 101, of Honolulu, owner and proprietor of SY Lum Jades Jewelry, died in Ho-nolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Stanley T.U., Gordon T.H. and Glenn T.M.; daughter Evelyn S.H.; sister Eleanor Dang; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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David J. Aguirre

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 10, 2013
David J. Aguirre, 61, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Airlines flight support employee and city administrative support employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by wife Kathy Tooze-Aguirre; daughters Alexandria, Andrea and Sonya; sister Rose Dzurcanin; and a grandchild. Services pending.

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Malani Naumu

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

May 29, 2013
Malani “Maile” Naumu, 92, of Pearl City, a Dole Cannery retiree, died in Waipahu. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by son Hiram, daughters Jamie Lum and Tanya Keala, sister Kida Afong, 11 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Niomey Rudick Alokoa

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 14, 2013
Niomey Rudick Alokoa, 61, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Kosrae, Micronesia. She is survived by husband Rudick; sons Gifford and William; daughters Lona Abraham, Dora and Jocelyn Sigrah, and Ruthey Lonno; brothers Frank and Likaiksa Freddy, and Dick Nena; sisters Shure Palik and Julise Sigrah; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Kona Kosrae Congregational Church, Kalaoa, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Herbert K.D. Ng

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 21, 2013
Herbert K.D. Ng, 85, of Honolulu, owner of H & N Industrial Supply Inc. and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nancy S.M., son Allen, daughter Linda Kaneta, sisters Stella Mew and Annie Kam, and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

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Katherine Sumiko Araki

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 5, 2013
Katherine Sumiko Araki, 80, of Wahiawa, a former schoolteacher, Realtor and Pan Am stewardess, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Randall and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Frances Annie Ohelo

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 12, 2013
Frances Annie Ohelo, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery inspector, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Winona, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Thomas Theodore Bopp

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 15, 2013
Thomas Theodore Bopp, 71, of Kailua, a University of Hawaii at Manoa Chemistry Department professor emeritus, died. He was born in Burbank, Calif. He is survived by wife Georgia K.; sons Christopher P. and Jon S.; daughters P. Jayne Bopp and Galatea R. DeLapp; brothers William and James; sisters Barbara Wille, Deborah Bopp and Mary Harding; and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Oahu Choral Society, 4348 Wai-alae Ave. No. 214, Honolulu, HI 96816, or oahuchoral.org. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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Nemesio Rosario Rivera

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 11, 2013
Nemesio Rosario Rivera, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Yum Yum Tree dishwasher, died in Aiea. He was born in San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines. He is survived by wife Francisca, sons Alan and Emil, brothers Gaudencio and Nolasco, sister Teresita Eblacas and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Anne Cohn

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 21, 2013
Anne “Kitty” Cohn, 101, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by son Morton, daughter Ellen Polokoff, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

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Toshiko Sakai

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 6, 2013
Toshiko Sakai, 88, of Waipahu, a retiree from Zippy’s in Waiau, died in Pearl City. She was born in Saitama Ken, Japan. She is survived by husband Yoshiyuki; son Ronan; daughter Velda Pendergras; brothers Mitsuo, Hiroshi, Katsuyuki and Tsutomo Hiki; sisters Kazue Go and Teruko and Kimiko Hiki; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Manuel Corpuz Domingo

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

May 12, 2013
Manuel Corpuz “Manny” Domingo, 57, of Kapolei, a federal government electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lydia G., daughters Raisa and Chelsea, father Alejo, brothers Danny and Albert, and sisters Nenita Domingo, Jocelyn Advincula and Lydia Berdadero. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Russell Isami Sasaki

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 16, 2013
Russell Isami Sasaki, 65, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Kristi-Ann Jensen, sister Judy Fujimori and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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John Joseph Harney

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 21, 2013
John Joseph Harney, 64, of Honolulu, a certified public accountant and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Christian, Johnny and Scott; daughters Katherine and Wendy; and sisters Mary Miller and Katherine Fujii. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Carol Fumiko Shimizu

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 8, 2013
Carol Fumiko Shimizu, 86, of Aiea, a sales representative at Shirokiya and Liberty House, died in Aiea. She was born in Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. She is survived by husband Masaharu, son Rodney, daughter Joann Tokushige, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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David Akira Hasegawa

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

April 19, 2013
David Akira Hasegawa, 69, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Telephone Co. retiree, died in Hale Makua Wailuku. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Atsuko, brother Wilfred and sister Karen Nemoto. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Edwin Clark Smith Jr.

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 19, 2013
Edwin Clark Smith Jr., 71, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Edwin S., daughter Dori L., two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Doris Sumire Yoichisako Hotta

Posted On June 27th, 2013 -

June 20, 2013
Doris Sumire Yoichisako Hotta, 97, of Wailuku, co-owner of Ted’s Men’s Wear and Ted’s Maui Store, and a wholesale sales representative for various companies, died at home. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by son Earle, daughters Carole Mizomi and Sandra Tengan, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 5 p.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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