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Tad Tadao Kanda

Posted On December 17th, 2011 -

Dec. 7, 2011
Tad Tadao Kanda, 90, of Honolulu, a retired property management division vice president at Chaney Brooks and National Mortgage, and an Army veteran who served with Company D, 100th Infantry Battalion, died. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Brion and Dean J., three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services held.

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Volna Kanoa

Posted On December 17th, 2011 -

Nov. 30, 2011
Volna Kanoa, 83, of Waimanalo, a retired Hawaii Housing Authority foreman, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Marian L.; son Melvin; daughters La Verne and Luana Lucero, and Deldreen and Luella Kanoa; brother Isaac; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Beverly Elaine Bautista

Posted On December 17th, 2011 -

Dec. 9, 2011
Beverly Elaine Bautista, 58, of Honolulu, a cosmetologist and beautician, died. She was born in Gilroy, Calif. She is survived by daughters Tatiana and Kristen Abasolo; brothers Larry, Terry and Rocky; sisters Patricia, Theresa and Michelle; and a grandchild. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kualoa Beach Park. Celebration of life to follow at Kualoa Ranch Pavilion.

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Nathan Ghin Hoong Lum

Posted On December 17th, 2011 -

Dec. 1, 2011
Nathan Ghin Hoong Lum, 65, of Honolulu, a U.S. government Department of Public Works architect at Wheeler Army Air Field and former ‘Iolani School teacher, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Natasha Mei-Ying, sisters Arlene Lum and Jocelyn Quan, and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Tanya Christine Chamberlin

Posted On December 17th, 2011 -

Dec. 4, 2011
Tanya Christine Chamberlin, 29, of Honolulu, an Outback Steakhouse cook, died in Honolulu. She was born in Troy, Idaho. She is survived by husband Brian, son Jacob, daughter Ashlyn, parents Dustin and Marileen Rodgers, brother Charlie Rodgers and sister Leilani Jacobson. Private services.

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Kiyoshi Miyashiro

Posted On December 17th, 2011 -

Dec. 1, 2011
Kiyoshi “Dinah” Miyashiro, 84, of Hilo, a Hilo Coast Processing Co. retiree and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elaine, sons Mike and Neil, daughter Aileen, brothers Yoshito and Tsuneo, sister Kazue Higa and three grandchildren. Private services held. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Thelma Kam Tai Chang

Posted On December 17th, 2011 -

Dec. 6, 2011
Thelma Kam Tai Chang, 87, of Honolulu died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Koon Bun, daughters Judy Hassing and Joanne Lau, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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Edward Kazuyuki Kunishi

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 18, 2011
Edward Kazuyuki Kunishi, 70, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a commercial fisherman and diver, and a veteran Marine Corps lance corporal, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou. He is survived by wife PatsyAnn G. and sisters Amy Kuroiwa and Betsy Nagamoto. Private services held. No monetary offerings or flowers.

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Melvin Kwanei Tamayose

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 3, 2011
Melvin Kwanei Tamayose, 76, of Kailua, a retired state Department of Transportation plumber and Heide and Cook Ltd. retiree, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Esther H.; son Kerry H.; daughters Suzy K. Yoshimura, Lisa Y. Chow and Jill K. Goo; brothers George and Francis; sisters Carolynne Aragaki and Clarice Kumura; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Diane Jean Agee

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Dec. 10, 2011
Diane Jean Agee, 66, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired schoolteacher, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in California. She is survived by husband James, son Heath, daughter Vindi Wells, brother Richard Wells and three grandchildren. Private services.

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David Chung Sun Kwak

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Dec. 4, 2011
David Chung Sun Kwak, 95, of Honolulu, a retired New York Symphony musician, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Ho Soon; son Choi Si Yup; daughters Si Sok Sung, Ana Ouchi and Alice Chung; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Shendon Lee Makaio Ikaika Chandler Taniguchi

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Dec. 2, 2011
Shendon Lee Makaio Ikaika Chandler Taniguchi, 21, of Waimea, Kauai, died. He was born in Honolulu. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

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Dorothy C. Agunoy

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 30, 2011
Dorothy C. Agunoy, 84, of Waipahu, an August Ahrens Elementary School adult supervisor, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Craig and Stanley, daughters Shaheen Ramos and Rozanne Perry, five grandchildren, a hanai grandchild and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 11:30 Dec. 27 at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers.

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George T.M. Lee

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 30, 2011
George T.M. Lee, 81, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Walter T.K. and Richard T.K., and sister Doris Largiader. Cremation and no services.

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Evelyn Faustina Taylor

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Dec. 8, 2011
Evelyn Faustina Taylor, 86, of Wahiawa, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Hotel reservation and tours supervisor, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by brothers Martin, Francis, Benjamin and Dennis Bueno-Taylor; and sisters Maria Ganacial and Frieda Lapinid. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Carlito Flores Camat Jr.

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 18, 2011
Carlito Flores “Jun” Camat Jr., 33, of Waipahu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 64 fabric worker helper and Shop 98 forklift operator, and a staff sergeant in the Hawaii National Guard with Company A (EN), 29th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Roxanne M., sons Deven J. and Caleb J., daughters Cassidy J. and Deja J., parents Carlito and Cristina, brother Clifford and sisters Caroline Gutterrez, Sonia Purdy and Chanda Yagin. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Betty Lai Ngun Chun Leu

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 22, 2011
Betty Lai Ngun Chun Leu, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stanley T.F.; sons Lester K.M. and Russell K.L.; daughters Lisa S.L. Wong, Laureen S.P. Fong and Leslyn S.S. Leong; brother Clarence Lum; sisters Ellen Lee, Stella Juan and Jean Chan; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation and Chinese Taoist services: 9 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, Chapel of the Flowers. Eulogy: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Ritsu Uchiyama

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 15, 2011
Ritsu Uchiyama, 94, of Waipahu died in Ewa. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sister Betty Masuda. Private services.

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Paula C.S. Ching

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Dec. 7, 2011
Paula C.S. Ching, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker and former nurse in Hong Kong, died in Honolulu. She was born in Dong Guan, China. She is survived by son Hiram T.Y. and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Chinese Church of Christ, 1054 S. King St., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Graveside services and burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Tod Ryo Nishikawa

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 10, 2011
Tod Ryo Nishikawa, 44, of Kaneohe, a self-employed auto mechanic, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Betty K. and brother Greg J. Private services held.

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Regina O. Ventura

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Dec. 10, 2011
Regina O. Ventura, 89, of Kapaa, Kauai, a former Hawaiian Fruit Packers Cannery employee, a cook for the Blessed Virgin Mary sisters at St. Catherine’s Convent and a retired state Samuel Mahelona Hospital employee, died in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Kapahi. She is survived by daughters Paulette Ann Vierra, Kitty Catherine Basuel and Regina Eva Ventura; sisters Mary, Sister Catherine O. and Eva Ornellas, and Theresa Martins, Pauline Fernandes and Julia “Julie” Souza; 11 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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Jack Yoshiaki Hijirida

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 21, 2011
Jack Yoshiaki Hijirida, 85, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired J.C. Penney’s salesman, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife June, son Neal, daughters Gayle Isemoto and Darlene Hijirida, brother Satoru, sisters Betty Oshio and Aileen Grimes, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Waimea, HI 96743.

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Tom K. Oshiro

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 28, 2011
Tom K. Oshiro, 82, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sally S.; son Glenn T.; daughter Arlene S.; sisters Fujie Oshiro, Kathleen Arakaki, Geraldine Watase, Mazie Higa, Jeanette Bader, Betty Sasaki and Diana Kawabe; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Phillip Dean Vollmann

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Dec. 12, 2011
Phillip Dean Vollmann, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by wife Peggy M., son Aleks, daughter Jacquie Steenman, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services.

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Ethel Sadako Iwamoto

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 19, 2011
Ethel Sadako Iwamoto, 94, of Torrance, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House sales representative, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son David H., daughter Elaine L. Mangold, brother Charles Nakamura, sisters Betsy Komatsu and May Strong, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services held.

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Nelson Kulani Reinhardt

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Dec. 10, 2011
Nelson Kulani Reinhardt, 60, of Kekaha, Kauai, a utility and maintenance employee for Lahaina Petroleum (Kauai’s Chevron gas stations), died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Georgine; daughters Kahealani R. Dillon, Maile R. Ornellas and Nanea Reinhardt; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Additional services to be held at a later date in Honolulu. Burial to follow.

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William Whitford Jr.

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Dec. 2, 2011
William Whitford Jr., 88, of Mililani, a Halekulani Hotel bell captain and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Charleston “Charlie,” daughters Charmaine Silva and Charlene Kawamoto, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Rose Sheila Johnson

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Dec. 8, 2011
Rose Sheila “Tila” Johnson, 80, of Gridley, Calif., a homemaker, died in Live Oak, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Charles I. and Ben H., daughter Sheila H. Scott, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services in Gridley.

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Gerald L. Smith

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 23, 2011
Gerald L. Smith, 72, of Kailua, a cabinetmaker, died in Kailua. He was born in Texas. He is survived by sons Gene and Aaron, daughters Debbie and Pam, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Herman Mau Sun Yim

Posted On December 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 19, 2011
Herman Mau Sun Yim, 86, of Honolulu, a retired baker for Leonard’s Bakery and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Genevieve, sons Ronald and Derrick, daughters Debbie Kelii and Lori Yim, brothers Bruno and Harry, sister Cecelia Mendes and six grandchildren. Services: 9:45 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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