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Edwin Mokuokai Voeller

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Oct. 31, 2011
Edwin Mokuokai Voeller, 77, of Kailua, a retired master plumber, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Rusty, Kalani, Mark, Scott and Kela; daughters Tracy and Lei; sister Miriam Cabral; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at Kailua Beach. Casual attire.

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Stephen Tadashi Harada

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 8, 2011
Stephen Tadashi Harada, 71, of Kahului, an entrepreneur in horticulture, died in Kahului. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by son Wade, daughter Stefany Veiga, stepdaughters Susan Schweiner and Tara Denham, sister Grace Murata and eight grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Mitsuko Nakashima

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Nov. 13, 2011
Mitsuko Nakashima, 91, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Tsukasa and Satoru, daughters Tomoko Ota and Lianne K. Uehara, brother Makoto Fujioka, sister Asae Nakaoka, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services at noon Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Quwahia Whisperingfire

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Oct. 23, 2011
Quwahia Whisperingfire, 56, of Honolulu, a psychologist and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by husband Paul Light Sun Paul Peaceweaver Johnson; son Uchendah; daughter Chi Chi; brother Phillip Torrence; sisters Stefania L. Lestier, Oniebelle McMullen and Lori Youngblood; and a grandchild. No services.

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Ellen Kai Chung Hee

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Nov. 4, 2011
Ellen Kai Chung Hee, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Oahu Care Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harvey and Bucky, daughter Sandra H. Hagen, 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:45 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Herbert K. Nishigata

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 4, 2011
Herbert K. “Murph” Nishigata, 76, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Beatrice, sons Clyde M. and Glen S., daughter Darcy, brother Walter, sister Ethel Sakurai, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Raymond Lee Hong Wong

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Oct. 7, 2011
Raymond Lee Hong Wong, 89, of Honolulu, a retired budget administrator at GTE Hawaiian Telephone Co. and an Army technical 5 sergeant who served in World War II, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Gary Higashida, daughter Cheryl L. Higashida, stepson James M. Reis and stepdaughter Stephanie L. Sheehy. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Richard Takayuki Hirata

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Oct. 19, 2011
Richard Takayuki Hirata, 77, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Marlene, sons Lance and Dean, daughter Susan Wai, brother Mamoru, sister Beatrice Hoshino and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sandra Kamaile Kukaua Okazaki

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 9, 2011
Sandra Kamaile Kukaua Okazaki, 73, of Wailuku, a retired Shirokiya salesclerk, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Glenn, Brian and Garrett “Kaleo”; daughters Charlene and Lynn Okazaki, and Kelly Andaya; sister Gladys Peralta; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Door of Faith Church, Wailuku. Services: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Marvin E. Woods

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 10, 2011
Marvin E. “Woody” Woods, 70, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Big Stone Gap, Va. He is survived by wife Susie Tu, son Kenneth, daughter Janie Talledo and five grandchildren. Services in Las Vegas.

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Gail Lynn Jones

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 2, 2011
Gail Lynn “Aunty Gail” Jones, 51, of Waimanalo, a Mel’s Supermarket manager, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Wade, Gregory and Barry. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Rita Taifane Osamu

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 11, 2011
Rita Taifane “Olika” Osamu, 48, of Lihue, an escrow officer, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Fagasa, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Sione; son Semisi “Misi”; daughters Renee “Sivai” To’oto’o, Lisa “Lopeti” Teumisinale and Eseneiaso “Ese” Tarin; father Tuaniga Taifane; sisters Laina Taifane, Valisa Fifita and Faith Po-Ching; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Lihue United Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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Rodney W. Botelho

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 6, 2011
Rodney W. Botelho, 74, of Aiea, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Christiane Botelho and Adrienne Hartz, brother Alvin and four grandchildren. Visitation at noon Friday at St. Elizabeth Church. Mass: 1 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Abraham Puaoliwa Kanehe

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 9, 2011
Abraham Puaoliwa Kanehe, 90, of Kailua, a retired Hawaiian Cement & Dredging ready-mix driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by hanai son Salvatore Jordano Sr.; daughters Josephine Kozuki and Melva K. and Koleen K. Kanehe; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Steven J. Pacheco

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 10, 2011
Steven J. Pacheco, 55, of Hilo, a retired cane truck driver at Hilo Coast Processing Co. and Mauna Kea Sugar Co, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Audrey P.; sons Shannon Saniatan and Dawson Requelman; daughters Cheryl-Lyn Vesperas, Shannell Gorospe, Tahnee Batulanon, Styann Pacheco and Dareza Requelman; stepson Kuuipo Mokiao; brothers Harry Jr. and Brian; sister Claire Mays; and 13 grandchildren. Motorcycle run: meeting 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary; departing 10 a.m. Celebration of life at noon at Kolekole Beach Park, Honomu, Hawaii. Casual attire.

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Sandra Lee Case

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 10, 2011
Sandra Lee Case, 69, of Eleele, Kauai, died at home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband James, son Dean, daughter Shanna Gallo, sister Judy Jones and four grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Hanapepe United Church of Christ. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Akiko Kaneshiro

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Oct. 16, 2011
Akiko Kaneshiro, 93, of Honolulu died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son John; daughters Diane Matsuura, Darlynn Miller and Cherylanne Yamamoto; sister Ellen Von Barfuss; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Donald Rodrigues

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Oct. 21, 2011
Donald Rodrigues, 66, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by hanai son Tyrone Stewart; hanai daughters Diane and Yvonne Stewart, and Terri Muraoka; brother Harold; sister Carmen Moke; stepbrother Gilbert; and stepsister Lorraine Buchanan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church, Old Government Road, Waianae. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gerrit Kotaro Chinen

Posted On November 16th, 2011 -

Nov. 6, 2011
Gerrit Kotaro Chinen, 49, of Pearl City died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Joyce H., sisters Rochelle Chow and Gayle Chinen, and grandparent Florence Miyamoto. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Gardens Missionary, 1401 Mahiole St., Honolulu. Casual attire.

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Hiroshi Kawamoto

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Oct. 28, 2011
Hiroshi Kawamoto, 92, of Santa Cruz, Calif., a retired water treatment plant operator and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in California. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alan, daughters Susan Okada and Lynn Franklin, sisters Hanako Marubayashi and Shigeko Nakamura, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations suggested to American Heart Association, Honolulu chapter.

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Henry Gabriel Rodrigues Sr.

Posted On November 15th, 2011 -

Oct. 10, 2011
Henry Gabriel Rodrigues Sr., 67, of Waipahu, a Doral’s Construction retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Zona N.; sons Elden and Henry Jr.; daughters Donna Creal and Danette Roche; brothers Jerry Souza Sr. and Clarence Ramos; sisters Rosemarie Doral, Billie Pauline, Lynn Flyn and Denise Nuuhiwa; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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King Ming Goo

Posted On November 15th, 2011 -

Oct. 18, 2011
King Ming Goo, 85, of Honolulu, a First Interstate Bank retiree and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Luk Wan “Betty” Chan, son Nelson, daughters Francine Goo-Javonillo and Elzadia Goo, brothers Tai Chock and Shi Hung, sisters Alice Kam and Dorothy Mow, and three grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Duran Nolan-James Pomaiokalani Ryan-Tsukiyama

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Nov. 10, 2011
Duran Nolan-James Pomaiokalani Ryan-Tsukiyama, 21, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Leilani Ryan, father Wendell Tsukiyama, brothers Chantz Ryan-Wicks and Ashton Ryan, sister Chanel Kamanao and grandparents Debra Rector, Joseph and Tamara Ryan, and Jenny Tsukiyama. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Christian Fellowship Oahu, 290 Sand Island Access Road. Services: 6 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sand Island boat launch. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Keith S.K. Hagmoc

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Sept. 30, 2011
Keith S.K. Hagmoc, 53, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Virginia; brothers Darrel and Mark Hagmoc, and Dane Felix; and sister Lori Ann. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Stephen Mitchell Shaw

Posted On November 15th, 2011 -

Oct. 30, 2011
Stephen Mitchell Shaw, 67, of Haleiwa, a mental health counselor, died in Haleiwa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Benjamin G. Private services.

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Bruno Agpaoa

Posted On November 15th, 2011 -

Oct. 26, 2011
Bruno Agpaoa, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Wood Treating Co. carpenter, died. He was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Aurelio V. and Antonio V.; daughters Ligaya Abella, Carina V. Agpaoa and Odette Josue; sisters Manuela Ancheta and Candelaraia Reodiquede; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Committal services and burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Sharon Cathlynn Napuakeleilani Hanohano-Moniz

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Nov. 5, 2011
Sharon Cathlynn Napua-keleilani Hanohano-Moniz, 65, of North Kohala, Hawaii, a former housekeeper at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Raymond Moniz, sons Damien and Gabriel Moniz, daughters Regina Neula and Melinda Moniz, brother Daniel Kamakau, sister Suzette Hanohano and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Urn committal services to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire.

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Elizabeth Santa Ana Trilles

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Nov. 9, 2011
Elizabeth Santa Ana “Liz” Trilles, 82, of Honolulu, a Waimano Training School & Hospital retiree, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Kathryn Trilles and Cynthia Pasco, brothers Donald Basan and Larry Macalino, sister Renita Edwards, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Leighton Fredrick Anderson

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Nov. 4, 2011
Leighton Fredrick Anderson, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired Honolulu Police Department lieutenant and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lila M.; sons Leith K. and Lance K.; daughters Lynne K.A. Beresford, Lei M. Higgins and Lesley M. Anderson; brothers Leslie K. and Duane I.; sister Sandra K. Anderson-Keleher; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Windward Church of the Nazarene, 45-232 Puaae Road, Kaneohe. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Kenneth Kahuli Irvine

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Oct. 19, 2011
Kenneth Kahuli “Huli” Irvine, 58, of Kapolei, a city waste-water collection systems repairer, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Shana-Li U.I. Serna and Shala Maria A. and Violet L. “Loke” Irvine; brothers Alex “Jr.,” Cyrus, Alford, Dean and Ellory; sister Darrellane Flores; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

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