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Kwock Hong Chun

Posted On November 11th, 2014 -

Nov. 1, 2014
Kwock Hong Chun, 82, of Honolulu, a retired watch smith, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Wai Lin Chun Sou, son Alex H.P. Chan, daughter Angela H.I. Chan and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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Donald Toshio Shimabukuro

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Oct. 25, 2014
Donald Toshio Shimabukuro, 78, of Kahului, an Army mechanic and paratrooper, a Lahainaluna High School social studies teacher and an eighth-grade math teacher at Lihikai School and Maui Waena Intermediate School, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Grace, son Kendall, brother Stanley and sisters Helene Miyashiro, Jane Nakama and June Ono. Visitation: 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Kahului Union Church. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Aloha or casual attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Anne Leialoha Copp

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Oct. 20, 2014
Anne Leialoha Copp, 86, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel operator services supervisor, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Alison Gaspar and Moana Sheehy, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mary Jane Stevens

Posted On November 11th, 2014 -

Nov. 1, 2014
Mary Jane Stevens, 77, of Waimea, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Phillip Hocson; daughters Theresa Cabulizan, Toni Bello and Jaye Lynn Hocson; brother Richard AhHeong; sisters Catherine Matsuda, Julie Ann Pacheco and Mary Jane Caravalho; numerous stepchildren; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kolekole Beach Park. Casual attire.

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Manuela Jambaro Dela Cruz

Posted On November 11th, 2014 -

Oct. 21, 2014
Manuela Jambaro Dela Cruz, 84, of Honolulu, a retiree of Old Rival Tees and JC Enterprises, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Virgilio; sons Reinaldo, Ruben and Henry; daughters Imelda Cabe, Tracy Dela Cruz, Leonora Ramos and Elsa Macalutas; sister Tomasa Daligcon; 31 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Program: 7 p.m. Final services and burial in the Philippines. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Naonosuke Sugai

Posted On November 11th, 2014 -

Oct. 30, 2014
Naonosuke Sugai, 104, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired Theo H. Davies & Co. carpenter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Edward; daughters JoAnn Takahashi, Esther Schneider, Ruth Kolb and Florence Iwasaki; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Puna Covenant Church, Keaau. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Jennifer Ann Cardines

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 19, 2014
Jennifer Ann Cardines, 39, of Hilo, a team member at KFC-Hawaii Prince Kuhio Plaza, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Ashley and Carmen Mangibin, and Kristin Cardines-Mangibin; parents Gilbert and Angie; brothers Mike and Shane; and grandparent Celestina Alika. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services:11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Virginia Ka‘eo Ripani

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Nov. 2, 2014
Virginia Ka‘eo Ripani, 86, of Pukalani, Maui, a licensed practical nurse in Kula Hospital, died. She was born in Hamoa, Maui She is survived by sons Pablo R. Jr. and Stephen K., four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Nov. 17 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services:7:15 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass:11 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao. Condolences may be sent to ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Edna Sakae De Mello

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 26, 2014
Edna Sakae De Mello, 93, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Duane; daughters Doris Fukui, Shirley Yamane and Kathleen Reis; brother Tadao “Kenneth” Endo; sister Barbara Miyose; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Manuel A. Rita

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 1, 2014
Manuel A. “Manny” Rita, 67, of Lihue, a mechanic and owner of shops inMaili and Pearl City, died in Lihue. He was born in Minda≠nao, Philippines. He is survived by wife Teresita D.; sons Wilson D., Michael D. and Manuel D. Jr.; daughters Jessica D. Preza and Erlinda D. Rita; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at MililaniMortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation:9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Nancy Mitsue Y. Honda

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 24, 2014
NancyMitsue Y. Honda, 95, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Henry N. Jr.; daughters Carol K. Honda, Diane N. Tabangay and Gale T. Braceros; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jaime Aldrin Rubin

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 12, 2014
Jaime Aldrin Rubin, 54, of Las Vegas, a Swissport baggage handler, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Corey J. and Cody K.; mother Irene P.; fiancee Betty Santana; brothers Joseph Kalani and Russell Penna Jr.; sisters Jocelyn Pitts, Jana Alesna,Joni Lee, Juanita Pendergrass and Ethel, Kuulei and Millie Rubin; seven stepchildren; and five step-grandchildren. Public visitation:10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s of Padua, 148 Makawao St., Kailua. Mass:11 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire.No flowers.

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Robert Katsumi Ishikawa

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 14, 2014     
Robert Katsumi Ishikawa, 93, of Pearl City, a retired firefighter at Scho¬≠field Barracks and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Pearl City Nursing Home.‚ÄąHe was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon S., son Ronald H., daughters Iris S. Kitashiro and Lynn E. Osaki, brother Frank T. and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Harriet Nakamura Saito

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 5, 2014
Harriet Nakamura Saito, 87, of Honolulu, a retired pattern grader, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Dale; brothers Sonsei, Raymond S., Jack S., James K. and Roy Y. Nakamura; sister Betty N. Haya≠shi; and two grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Allan Takeo Iwamoto

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 10, 2014
Allan Takeo Iwamoto, 69, of Aiea, a retired Roberts Hawaii tour bus driver, died at home.He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Saiki, brothers Robert N. Jr. and Sonny M., and sisters Arleen H. Contrades and Linda A. Uohara. Visitation:4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:5 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Theodore Susumu Saito

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 28, 2014
Theodore Susumu Saito, 70, of Aiea, a city Department of Design and Construction Waste Water Division retiree, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cheryl, sonKyle, brother Chester I. and sister Dr. Beverly Y. Robinson. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Services:10 a.m. Burial to follow at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gordon Buddy Hanalei Kuia

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 22, 2014
GordonBuddy Hanalei Kuia, 66, of Maui, a McCabe, Hamilton & Renny and Matson supervisor at KahuluiHarbor, a Maui County Roads Division employee and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War. He was born on Lanai. He is survived by wife Peggy; son Daniel Kuia; daughter Lehua Gardanier; brothers John and Larry Kuia; sisters Gwenny Kauhaapo, LatriciaK. Camara and Gaylien Luft; and six grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Pukalani Baptist Church. Services:11 a.m. Private burial services.

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James Lawrence Santos

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 16, 2014     
James Lawrence Santos, 74, of Kapolei, a retired Army master sergeant and retired civil service employee at Pearl Harbor, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by companion Francine M. Woodward, son‚ÄąLawrence N., daughters Jamye Simpson and Melani Santos, brother Herbert, sister Violet Wallace, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani‚ÄąMortuary-Waipio. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation:‚Äą8:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services:‚Äą9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani‚ÄąMemorial Park, Waipio. Cas¬≠ual attire.

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Harold Earl Louis Sr.

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 19, 2014
Harold Earl Louis Sr., 90, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife AlbertaK., sons Harold Jr. and Edward, daughters Kathleen Hopkins and Harolyn Barnes, sister Sophie Rosin, 16 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Committal services:1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Martin Albor Saragena

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 14, 2014
MartinAlbor Saragena, 80, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Cebu, Philippines. He is survived by wife Timotea S.; sons Reginaldo, Santos and Martin; daughters Lucia Fuentes, Zenaida Fajardo, Laurencia Domingo and Esther Sanchez; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass:11 a.m. Burial:1:30 p.m. at MililaniMemorial Park, Waipio. Casual attire.

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Mika Auauna Mailo

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 17, 2014
Mika Auauna Mailo, 61, of Ewa Beach died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa.He is survived by companion Anuilagi Lotu, sons Pio Faamatau and Joe Galuvao, daughter Amy Felise, brothers Kolumane Fuimaono and Lailoa Samuelu, sisters Laifa Leota and Sia Leao, and nine grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary, 1150 Kiko≠waena St., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Light refreshments to follow. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, 848 4th St., Pearl City.

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Esther Masako Sato

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Oct. 20, 2014
Esther Masako Sato, 98, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Education professor emeritus, died in Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui.She is survived by son Dr. Brian K., daughters Joanne K. Fujii and Claire K. Cooper, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:4 p.m. No flowers.

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George Kuumealoha Makini Sr.

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 27, 2014
George Kuumealoha Makini Sr., 82, of Kaneohe, a retired teacher and coach at Saint Louis High School, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruth Anne, sons George Jr. and Henry, sister Rita N. Gora, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:1 p.m. Saturday atMystic Rose Chapel at Saint Louis High School. Mass:2 p.m. Casual attire. Untied lei welcome.

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Suzanne Noreen Sheppard

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 18, 2014
Suzanne Noreen Sheppard, 63, of Ewa Beach, a case manager for an adult home care company, died in the Queen’s Medical Center West.She was born in Fort Wayne, Ind. She is survived by mother Jean Prowant and brothers Michael J. and James E. Tarring. Private services.

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Paul John McDowell

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Oct. 8, 2014
Paul John “Mack” McDowell, 59, of Nanakuli, formerly of Hauula, a Love’s Bakery production worker and former Patisserie and Sam’s Club supervisor, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rebecca; stepsons Laborett, Raymond, Remus, Liwai and Rudy; stepdaughters Lucille and Reena; father Paul D.; and sister Toni Lynn Wells. No services. Online condolences:oahumortuary.com.

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Michael Howard Sylva

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 28, 2014     
Michael Howard Sylva, 55, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a mechanic and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Ho­nolulu. He is survived by companion Carol Christenson, brothers Keoni and Thomas, and sisters Tammy Grance, Annette Vierra, Doris Faye and Loretta Jardin. Private services to be held at a later date.

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Norman K. Mitchell

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Oct. 26, 2014
NormanK. Mitchell, 58, of Nana≠kuli died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Patrick J. Jr. and Jack C., and sister Leolani I. Services:9 a.m.-noon Friday at Kalaeloa Chapel, 2074 Lawiliwili St., Kapolei.

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Wayne Tanaka

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Oct. 30, 2014
Wayne “Muts” Tanaka, 83, of Kahului, a sports editor, writer and photographer for the Maui News, died at home. He was born in Paia,Maui. He is survived by wife Helen, sons Craig and Kevin, daughter Gail, three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Wailuku HongwanjiMission. Services: 5 p.m. Followed by video remembrance in the dining hall. Online condolences: nakamura≠mortuary.com.

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Herbert Tadashi Abe

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Oct. 30, 2014
Herbert Tadashi Abe, 70, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, owner of Kanake Hawaii and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Wayne and daughter Chelsy. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services:5 p.m. Graveside services:9 a.m. Nov. 17 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

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Aylene S. Nabeta

Posted On November 10th, 2014 -

Nov. 2, 2014
Aylene S. Nabeta, 87, of Hilo, a retiredFirstHawaiian Bank clerk, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Nelson Y., daughter Mildred S.N. Matsuo, brother Richard Nakamura, sister Elsie Asuka, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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