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Buruna Dameri Soumwei

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

Feb. 10, 2014
Buruna Dameri Soumwei, 64, of Honolulu, a salesclerk at Black Sand Store in Pohnpei, Micronesia, died in Avalon Nursing Facility. She was born in Kuttu, Mortlock Island, Micronesia. She is survived by husband Liwis; sons Xavier, Duhlen and Paul; daughters Mary S. Keju and Mirae Soumwei; brother Silvester Dameri; and 14 grandchildren. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Visitation: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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David Gapero

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Feb. 7, 2014
David “Kawika” Gapero, 58, of Kaneohe, an entertainer and musician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carmen Mitsuyasu-Gapero, brothers Pete and James, and sisters Sharon Darapiza and Raynette Inouye. Celebration of life: 4-11 p.m. March 11 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i, Manoa Grand Ballroom.

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Cresencio Garde Valdez

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

Feb. 8, 2014
Cresencio Garde Valdez, 62, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian King Candies employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Palang, San Quitin, Abra, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leticia B., sons Christopher and Mark R., daughters Lilibeth and Mary Jane, brother Crisostomo Cosme, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Douglas C. Gordon

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

Feb. 26, 2014
Douglas C. Gordon, 85, of Kihei, a retired Arapahoe Community College professor, died in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Caseville, Mich. He is survived by wife Nancy; sons John and William Gordon, and Joseph and Thomas Powell; daughters Carla Keesecker, Rebecca Drumond, Trisha Schlup, Juliana Barela and Constance Williams; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date. Donations suggested to The Salvation Army and Maui Food Bank. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Robert Akiyoshi Watanabe

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Feb. 20, 2014
Robert Akiyoshi Watanabe, 78, of Pukalani, Maui, a NOAA National Weather Service Pacific Region employee, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Marlene, daughters Colleen Sword and Michele Buck, stepsons Mihdi and Quddus Ajimine, stepdaughter Emiko Joy, brother Stan, sister Sue and nine grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mantokuji Soto Mission of Paia. In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations suggested to a favorite charity or to help someone in need. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Vincent H. Hosaka

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

Feb. 24, 2014
Vincent H. Hosaka, 62, of Waianae, a self-employed dentist, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Jack and brothers Gary, Cary and Terry. Private services.

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Mitsue Yamamoto

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

Jan. 30, 2014
Mitsue Yamamoto, 92, of Hilo, a housekeeper, died in Hilo. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lester and Ronald; brothers Shigeru and Stanley Iwamoto; sisters Yumiko Nishimoto, Toyoko Nishiki, Jean Sakai and Irene Ushiro; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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George Kiyoshi Kishaba

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Feb. 23, 2014
George Kiyoshi Kishaba, 72, of Wailuku, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brother James and sister Doris Takahashi. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. March 10 at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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William S. Yoshida

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Feb. 5, 2014
William S. “Bill” Yoshida, 89, of Westminster, Calif., a retired ironworker, died in Westminster. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty, son Vernon, daughters Noreen Peer and Carrie Francisco, hanai daughter Connie Kang, sister Hilda Morris, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mary Lou Kunkel

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Feb. 23, 2014
Mary Lou Kunkel, 79, of Lahaina, a Lahaina Harbor Club secretary, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by sister-in-law Karyn Budnick-Haug and nephews Will and Scott Budnick. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. March 15 at Lahaina Harbor, aboard the Queen’s Treasurer. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Elijah Elia Mailou Sr.

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Feb. 25, 2014
Elijah Elia Mailou Sr., 85, of Paia, Maui, a retired tour bus driver at Maui Island Tours and Roberts Hawaii, died at home. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by sons Elijah E. Jr. and Barry; daughters Cynthia Kaina, Beverly Lonzaga and Eileen Asuncion; sister Daisy Lind; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Raymond Medeiros

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

Feb. 23, 2014
Raymond “Kako” Medeiros, 94, of Wailuku, a merchant seaman who served in World War II and a retired Maui Police Department police officer, died in Hale Makua under hospice care. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Cyrilla P., son Donald A., brothers James and Stanley, sister Norma Pendelton, five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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George Miyamoto

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Jan. 27, 2014
George “Juggy” Miyamoto, 76, of Waipahu, a Los Angeles Transit Authority retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Pat; brother Dave Saxrud; and sisters Nancy Miura, Thelma Kimura and Judy Connors. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Haruko Morimoto

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Jan. 26, 2014
Haruko Morimoto, 90, of Kahului, a retired Miyako Sushi sushi maker, died at home under hospice care. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Myles, daughter Mavis, brothers Jenei “Billy” and Sadao “Bobby” Higa, sister Tsuruko “Alice” Uyehara, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Aned May Morris

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Jan. 30, 2014
Aned May Morris, 86, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Patricia Pilanca, Diane Quapaw, Valerie Krieder and Jo-Ann Elevenia; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Crestita Calderon Ancheta

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Feb. 13, 2014
Crestita Calderon “Titay” Ancheta, 94, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pearl City. She was born in San Manuel, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Romeo and Manuel; daughters Lolita Agudelo, Fe Baculi, Aurora Huggins and Luz Vea; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Kaipo Spencer Castroverde Sado

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

Feb. 21, 2014
Kaipo Spencer Castroverde Sado, 25, of Kahului, a Costco meat cutter, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son AJ Sado-De Rego; father Pedro P.; mother Dell Finn Castroverde; and brothers Keali’i Sado, Ken Esclito and Justice Castroverde-Moniz. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Theron Jon Chun

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Feb. 18, 2014
Theron Jon Chun, 68, of Honolulu, a retired office manager at Chun Kim Chow Ltd. and Emma Kwock Chun Corp., died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Raynard K. and sisters Cheryl C. Kong and Gwyned C. Lum. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at First Chinese Church of Christ in Hawai’i. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Theron Jon Chun Scholarship Endowment, c/o ‘Iolani School Advancement Office, 563 Kamoku St., Honolulu, HI 96826.

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Shirley Akiko Sasano

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Feb. 15, 2014
Shirley Akiko Sasano, 79, of Honolulu, a retired ABC Stores customer service agent, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clifford T.; sons Keith K., Darren T. and Clifford Y.; brother Walter M. Ito; sister Eleanor S. Kaneshiro; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Anita Soto Comilang

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Feb. 8, 2014
Anita Soto Comilang, 93, of Pearl City, a Holiday Mart retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Ricaldo, daughter Dolores Suyeyoshi, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, 1184 Bishop St. Mass at noon. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Roxanne Akanani Savilla

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

Dec. 29, 2013
Roxanne Akanani Savilla, 59, of Waianae, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai son Terry-Allen Brown; hanai daughter Leinani Falausa; father Richard Kila; brother Randolph; sisters Rita, Roberta, Renee and Regina; and numerous hanai grandchildren. Private services.

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David A. Delaforce

Posted On March 1st, 2014 -

Feb. 20, 2014
David A. “Dave” Delaforce, 61, of Honolulu, an airport maintenance worker and an Air Force veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gailla Ward; parents Charlotte G. Dias and Milford E. Delaforce; brothers Jeffrey C., Neil N. and Ivan E.; sister Kathleen N. Johnson; half brother Andy; and half sister Barbara Ruston. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Mary Kekahaualani Duvauchelle Petersen

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Feb. 8, 2014
Mary Kekahaualani Duvauchelle Petersen, 97, of Kaneohe, a Hughes Drug Store cosmetician, died in Kailua. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by son Clayton Iseke, daughter Laura I. Stokoe, stepdaughters Frances Ka’ai and Elaine Keale, brother Aimoku Duvauchelle, 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Thelma Tai Dai Fong

Posted On March 1st, 2014 -

Feb. 19, 2014
Thelma Tai Dai Fong, 91, of Honolulu, a secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clarence K.B.; sons Clarence Y.T. and Thomas Y.K.; brother Henry Wong; sisters Frances Young, Evelyn Chang and Mildred Liu; eight grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai ward. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Earl Valentine Phillips

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Feb. 21, 2014
Earl Valentine Phillips, 90, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran and merchant seaman, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Earl Jr.; daughters Margaret Wise, Barbara Awa and Lana Guerrero; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 8 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Highway. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 9 a.m. March 15 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Raymond Masaichi Fujioka

Posted On March 1st, 2014 -

Feb. 10, 2014
Raymond Masaichi Fujioka, 96, of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. government sailmaker at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Bessie I., sons Richard M. and Eugene M., brothers Hiroyuki and Tadashi, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Billie Lea Piianaia

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Feb. 2, 2014
Billie Lea Piianaia, 73, of Honolulu, a retired educator for the state Department of Education, died. She was born in Modesto, Calif. She is survived by husband Gordon Y., sons St. Chad and Christopher, brothers Cal and Mike Tanson, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 22 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Susan Cho Haines

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Feb. 12, 2014
Susan Cho Haines, 85, of Ewa Beach, an artist, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by son Andy Kanai; daughters Rie Takahashi, Agnes Ohara, Mabel Kaohi and Terry Lee Haines Blovsky; and six grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Updated service information for an obituary published Feb. 15.

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Scott Eugene Plischke

Posted On March 1st, 2014 -

Feb. 12, 2014
Scott Eugene Plischke, 48, of Amarillo, Texas, a pilot, died in Amarillo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karla, son Sean, mother Lois and brother Mark. Graveside services: 1 p.m. March 13 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Donations suggested to the American Heart Association.

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Richard H. Hazama

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Feb. 1, 2014
Richard H. Hazama, 84, of Honolulu, a retired labor relations negotiator for Castle & Cooke, and a former Dole Cannery personnel director, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Maunaloa, Molokai. He is survived by wife Dorothy O., son Neal H., daughter Catherine M., sister Ethel Yamane and two grandchildren. Private services.

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