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Ramiro Mendez Jr.

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Feb. 10, 2012
Ramiro Mendez Jr., 45, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Telcom computer controller, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Antonio. He is survived by parents Ramiro Sr. and Rosa; brothers John, Eric, Jason and Mike; and sisters June, Graciela Jean “Gina,” Maricela and Angie. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at University Avenue Baptist Church. Services: 4 p.m.

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Villamor Ramos Cabingabang

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Jan. 25, 2012
Villamor Ramos Cabingabang, 67, of Waipahu, a Hawaii Food Product meat cutter, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Carmelita L.; son Edwin; daughters Josie and Maryrose; mother Leandra R.; brothers Ernesto Sr., Gilbert, Rolando and Romy; and sisters Neyda Cabingabang, Naty Jara, Lolinda Madigal, Rosita Fagaragan, Elizabeth Calaycay and Lety Lacar. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Michele Rowe Gallagher Mendoza

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Jan. 30, 2012
Michele Rowe Gallagher “Shelly” Mendoza, 46, of Honolulu, a hairstylist, died at home. She was born in Santa Clara, Calif. She is survived by husband Dennis L., daughters Brittany and Brooke, mother Vivian Fraser, stepfather Hugh Fraser, sisters Keleigh “Kelly” Kaufman and Sandra Sheehy, stepbrothers Gregg and Douglas Fraser, and stepsister Kimberly Fraser. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Aloha Shriners Beach Club, 41-525 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes to follow. Beach attire. Online condolences: www.diamondheadmortuary.com.

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Thomas John Calabrese

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Feb. 7, 2012
Thomas John Calabrese, 74, of Hilo, a federal government engineer and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Pittson, Pa. He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Thomas, Michael and Nicholas Calabrese, and Stephen and Harry Nishimoto; daughter Jan Arita; brothers Charlie, John and Anthony; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Haruki Sakamoto

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 28, 2012
Haruki Sakamoto, 94, ofEwa Beach, an Oahu Sugar Co. retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Rex T., Rodney T., PaulM. and Robert Y.; daughters Jane K. Hong and Karen Furukawa; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Rustico Cabacungan Santos

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 29, 2012
Rustico Cabacungan Santos, 77, of Kahului, a retired landscaper at Olinda Vista Nursery in Kula, Maui, died at home. He was born in Bagbag Solsona, Philippines. He is survived by wife Dorotea d.; sons Roger, Roland, Robert and Roy; daughter Rose Buntun; brothers Antolin and Felipe; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Ponciano John Adaro

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 13, 2012
Ponciano John Adaro, 86, of Wahiawa, an Air Force veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Francisca P., son Ronald, daughter Staphane “Girlie” Paz, brothers Alberto and Marshall, sisters Martina Navares and Julie Riddle, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Shizuko Seto

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 30, 2012
Shizuko Seto, 97, of Hilo, a retired homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Richard; daughters Shirley Tanouye, Edna Namba, Mabel Ouchi, Sandy Tokuhara and Susan Sanoria; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Jane Shizuko Fukuoka

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Feb. 4, 2012
Jane Shizuko Fukuoka, 97, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by son Steven, daughters Lorna Evans and Jeanne Fukuoka, sisters Florence Matsumoto and Bessie Tanji, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Betty Kimiko Suenaga

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Feb. 2, 2012
Betty Kimiko Suenaga, 96, of Honolulu, retired owner of Hawaii Motor Rebuilders Inc., died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Shirlee Masuoka, Janice Fukunaga and Susan Suenaga; sisters Clara Okahashi, Mildred Tateishi and Nancy Saito; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Mitsuo Higa

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 26, 2012
Richard Mitsuo “Mits” Higa, 71, ofHonolulu, a Matson Terminals mechanic and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hawi, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jane K.; son Tracy I.; daughter Jocelyn K. Iwamasa; brother Roy H.; sisters Shizuko Miyashiro, Tomiko Arakaki, Jean M. Nagamine, DorothyK. Gibo and Linda T. Shishido; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Stella Haruko Sumida

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 31, 2012
Stella Haruko Sumida, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired Waikikian Hotel housekeeper, died. She was born in Helemano. She is survived by sons George A. and Wayne Y.; brothers Steve S., Henry S. and Lawrence S. Higa; sisters Teruko Higa, Shizue Petrovich, Nancy Otani, Sumiye Kobashigawa and Shirley Moromisato; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Pacita Bernadette Mero Lobitos

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Feb. 7, 2012
Pacita Bernadette Mero “Alice” Lobitos, 75, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Pedro Jr., Larry, Rodney, Randy and Leroy; daughters Debbie Cummings, JoAnn Agabin, Julianne Mark and Gina Kaniaupio; sister Lillian M. Pimental; 30 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Haleiwa Alii Beach Park (behind the lifeguard stand). Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Montgomery Tavares

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 31, 2012
Montgomery Tavares, 52, of Waianae died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by the mother of his children, Sharlene Sotelo; sons Keaupuni Tavares, and Shannon and Joseph Sotelo; brother Daniel K.; sisters Haunani Tavares and Murtie Ross; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pokai Bay Beach. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Clare Loring

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 21, 2012
Clare Loring, 102, of Waipahu, a former University of Hawaii art instructor and art critic for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Advertiser, died in Waianae. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is survived by sister Lenora Slade. Private services.

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Kim Hung Wong

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 24, 2012
Kim Hung Wong, 90, of Mililani died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Lillian Mang, Rose Espiritu and Betty Loo; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Bernice Char Loui

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 18, 2012
Bernice Char Loui, 104, of Honolulu, a retired International Travel manager, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gordon, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Palolo Chinese Home.

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Elsie Sakae Yoshimatsu

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 26, 2012
Elsie Sakae Yoshimatsu, 88, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired civil service clerk for the Department of the Army, died at home. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by brother Kenneth and sisters Kiyome Yoshimatsu, Akiko Hanano and Rose Markey. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Merle T. Masuda

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 24, 2012
Merle T. Masuda, 74, of Kapolei died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Yoshiharu “Jack,” daughter Karen Tamura, brother Brian Yamada, sisters Hilda Kono and Thelma Lum, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Rosalina Alcain Miller

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 21, 2012
Rosalina Alcain “Rose” Miller, 82, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired coffee farmer, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Keei, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Debi R. Soria and Tammy Palakiko; brothers Roger, Johnny and Gary Alcain, and Andres AlcainJr.; sisters Nina Arnise, Lucy and Abby Alcain, Norma Duerte and Andrea Vanderhook; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Kealakekua, Hawaii.

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Alberto Pacle

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 16, 2012
Alberto “Pops” Pacle, 75, of Waianae, a retired Gaspro welder, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Miguela Yabes “Della” Pacle; sons Alberto Jr. and Adam; daughters Joellen Florence, Doreen C. Janes and Kathleen Pacle; brother Faustino; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Herbert Patrick De Luz

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

Feb. 4, 2012
Herbert Patrick De Luz, 78, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a rancher and meat cutter for Frank De Luz Ranch Inc. and a professional cook, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers David Sr. and Frank III, and sister Gladys Mello. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Urn committal services to be held at a later date. Casual attire.

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Francisco F. Villon

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

Feb. 3, 2012
Francisco F. Villon, 87, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. retiree, died at home. He was born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Pudenciana Q.; sons Perlito, Ernesto, Mario and Bert; daughters Juliann Respicio, Leonida Vidal and Monalisa Pinheiro; sister Enriquetta Geron; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Louis Franklin King

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

Feb. 4, 2012
Louis Franklin King, 43, of Kailua, an Otis Elevator Co. elevator mechanic, died in Kailua. He was born in Louisville, Ky. He is survived by sons Joseph and Xavier; daughter Alexandria; father Gary; mother Patricia Thompson; brothers Shawn Moseley, and Josh and Jeremy King; sisters Elizabeth Reynolds and Jennifer King; and grandparent Carol Ulsh. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church, Kaneohe. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Safuvale Leia Aga

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

Jan. 28, 2012
Safuvale Leia Aga, 78, of Ho-nolulu, a former housekeeper at Rainmaker Hotels in American Samoa, died at home. She was born in Ofu, Manu’a, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Vaitanoa Jr., Afasene “Fale,” Lio and Manu; daughters Toreka Teleni, Malae Demi and Selesitina Luamanuvae; brothers Tino and Iosefa Lei’a; sisters Toese and Rasela Aga, Ruby Vaovasa and Tapu’itea Moeva; 20 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at First Samoan Assembly of God, Palama. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Pleiades Uilani Medeiros

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

Jan. 18, 2012
Pleiades Uilani “Sweetie” Medeiros, 73, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Simeon “Bozo,” brothers Denny and Ronald Dement, and sisters Maile Shidaki and Marvis Fujita. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the park cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Lei Waiola Deluze

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

Jan. 25, 2012
Lei Waiola Deluze, 58, of Wai-anae died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Michael; daughters Nicole Troche and Rena Techur; parents Francis Sr. and Margaret Sato; brothers Francis Jr. and Ivan Sato, and Daniel and Shane Moepono; sisters Eleanor Cash, Donna Aki and Ramona Moepono; four grandchildren; and two hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Dennis Eugene White

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

Jan. 17, 2012
Dennis Eugene White, 62, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Red Bluff, Calif. He is survived by daughters Christie and Katy Bailey, sisters Cathy Hildreth and Susan White, and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Roland Amos Koki Jr.

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

Jan. 26, 2012
Roland Amos “Papa RoRo” Koki Jr., 65, of Honolulu, a security officer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Viola L.; sons Kapena, Kahele, Lokahi, Ka La and Ka‘inoa Koki, and Shane Kapea; daughters Malia, Mahina and Kawehionalani Koki, Melanie Kawai and Catherine Freitas; brother Gregory; sisters Lionetta Koki and Rosemary Burgess; and 18 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Auwaiolimu Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Sachiko Akamine

Posted On February 12th, 2012 -

Jan. 28, 2012
Sachiko Akamine, 75, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died. She was born in Nagasaki, Japan. She is survived by sons Neal, Todd and Blair Akamine, and Jack Gately; daughter Susan Matsuoka; sisters Shizuyo Oba and Keiko Gohara; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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