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Anthony H.K. Cruz Sr.

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 26, 2012
Anthony H.K. Cruz Sr., 58, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Christian and Anthony Jr., daughter Cynthia Cruz-Johnson, brother Dwayne K., sister Donna Kitashima and nine grandchildren. Private services.

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Yaeko Shigezawa Shimomura

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 23, 2012
Yaeko Shigezawa Shimomura, 88, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Peter; daughter Joyce Stabbert; brothers Etsuo, Yoshio, Natsuo, Haruo, Kazumi and George Shigezawa; and sisters Annette Sumada, Mieko Gash, Fusae Shigezawa and Satsuki Childers. Visitation: 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at Kona Outdoor Circle, 76-6280 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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William Vieira DeLuze

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 28, 2012
William Vieira DeLuze, 80, of Kailua, a carpenter, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Kim Carnahan and Yvonne Sabolboro, brother Don W., sister Gladys Seguirant and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Donna Leilani Smythe

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 8, 2012
Donna Leilani Smythe, 65, of Honolulu, a Western Motor Tariff Bureau administrative secretary, died in St. Francis Hospice West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother D. Kanaina. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu. Services: 9:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to the Kaahumanu Society, Cathedral of St. Andrew or St. Francis Hospice. Updated service information for an obituary published Dec. 24.

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Bob Doucette

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 28, 2012
Bob Doucette, 66, of Haiku, Maui, a general contractor, died at home. He was born in South Dakota. He is survived by wife Judy, three stepchildren, mother Marcella O’Conner and brother Dr. John. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Sunday at 421 Aliikoa Place, Haiku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Richard A. Stenstadvold

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 19, 2012
Richard A. Stenstadvold, 78, of Kapaa, Kauai, president of the Guild for Structural Integration, died at home. He was born in Florence, S.D. He is survived by companions Emmett Hutchins and Wayne Hackett, and sisters Grace Eclov and Shirley Saunders. Celebration of life at a later date.

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Robert Van Tuyen Dyke

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 24, 2012
Robert Van Tuyen Dyke, 43, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is survived by wife Stephanie G.W.C.; daughters Stasia K., Starra K. and Stevie K.I.; and mother Van T. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Dorothy K. Takahama

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 20, 2012
Dorothy K. Takahama, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Moanalua Middle School teacher, died in Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Akira “Charlie,” son Karl, brother Walter Fukuda and sisters Lorraine Okami and Grace Fukuda. Private services. No monetary offerings. Doantions suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter.

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Glenn Tadao Fujimoto

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 27, 2012
Glenn Tadao Fujimoto, 53, of Kahului, formerly of Molokai, a retired Lahainaluna High School head custodian, died at home. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Mae; sons Micah, Nathan T., Ikaika and Analu; daughters Mara Fujimoto and Malia Flores; hanai daughter Miki Bautista; parents Masao and Lourdes; brother Gary; and sisters Sandy Holstrom and Deanie Ching. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Services on Molokai at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Crisfina Timboy

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 17, 2012
Crisfina Timboy, 80, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Edward Sr.; sons Edward Jr., Theodore and Eric R.; daughters Marcia and Tina Timboy, Gina Lewis and Lisa Anderson; hanai son Timm Dobbins; brothers Eugene and Paul Poncho; sisters Segunda Gandalera, Jane Roy and Roberta Pemberton; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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Ruth W. Hewes

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 23, 2012
Ruth W. Hewes, 72, of Wahiawa, a former H&R Block tax preparer, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by son Dale Branson, daughter Teresa Canianes, sisters Frances McElroy and Patsy Richardson and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Patricia Chieko Tong

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 23, 2012
Patricia Chieko Tong, 62, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Carl; son Daven; daughter Raena Akase; mother Ada Ogawa; brothers Alan, Roy and Bruce Ogawa; sister Vivian Nakamura; and two grandchildren. No services. Additional information for an obituary published Dec. 27.

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Masako Higa

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 26, 2012
Masako Higa, 89, of Honolulu died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Michael Arakawa and Darrel H. Higa; daughters Michele Cortez, Kathryn Forsythe and Jolene Kiyono; sister Yoshie DeClue, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard K. Uyeno Jr.

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 16, 2012
Richard K. Uyeno Jr., 66, of Kapolei, a retired quality control manager at Honolulu Freight Service, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharleen; sons Rodney and Marcus; daughters Lanette Kinsella, Charmaine Birchard and Coleen Uyeno; brothers George, James, Clifford, Danny and Clayton; sister Helen Remigio; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Angeline Yvonne Carvalho Kim

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 28, 2012
Angeline Yvonne Carvalho Kim, 86, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband John, daughters Mary Ann Andrade and Malina Nakamura, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Roque S. Vicente

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 4, 2012
Roque S. Vicente, 95, of Ewa Beach, a retired groundskeeper in Waipahu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Maura; son Avencio; daughters Lilia Legaspi, Esperanza Arios and Adoracion Estavillo; sisters Teofila Romualdo and Susana Mora; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Shirley S. Lagrimas

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Nov. 21, 2012
Shirley S. Lagrimas, 78, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Patrick S., son Patrick Jr., daughter Shirley Sumimoto, sister Tomiyo Siruno and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Marcia Allen Wilson

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 26, 2012
Marcia Allen Wilson, 67, of Ocean View, Hawaii, formerly of Carson City, Nev., a retired director of the deaf and hard of hearing for the Carson school district in Nevada, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Ely, Nev. She is survived by son Derek; daughters Kendra and Terili Wilson, and Princess Pupule; stepson Tony; stepdaughter Robin Pyle; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Amipeleasi Langi

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Jan. 1, 2013
Amipeleasi “Valeti” Langi, 54, of Lihue, a construction industry employee, died. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Uila; son Amipeleasi F.; daughter Uila A.; brothers Fatani, Tevitapau and Noa; and sisters Selomiti Soakai, Lokeli Liavaa, Kato Makisi, Louhuni Tuihalafatai and Lesieli Domingo. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Lihue Missionary Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial: 11 a.m. at Lihue Cemetery.

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Kenji Yatsushiro

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 27, 2012
Kenji Yatsushiro, 91, of Chicago, formerly of Wailuku, a retired electrical engineer and anArmy veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Anne, son Stephen, daughters Christine and Therese, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Online condolences: gibbonsfamilyfuneralhome.com

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Emelia Emily Lim

Posted On January 3rd, 2013 -

Dec. 25, 2012
Emelia Emily “Aunty Amy” Lim, 82, of Kaneohe, formerly of Maui, a retired lifeguard swimming instructor at Kaneohe District Park, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by sons Derrick Wong and Wesley and Curtis Lim; daughters Melanie Kusaka, Charlene Le, Ro-Ann Yen, Tracy Snoops and Janis Mae; sister Jacqueline Woodward; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Richard Augustine DeSa

Posted On January 2nd, 2013 -

Nov. 30, 2012
Richard Augustine DeSa, 71, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired regional manager for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was also a former professional baseball player in Japan with the Daimai Orions and Kintetsu Buffaloes. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kotone, sons Richard Y. Jr. and Dean S., daughter Susie M. Dill, brothers Joseph Jr. and William, sisters Shirley Ferreira and Marilyn De Costa, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Graveside urn committal services: 10 a.m. Monday at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Sumiko Higashi

Posted On January 2nd, 2013 -

Nov. 27, 2012
Sumiko Higashi, 81, of Sunnyvale, Calif., a retired schoolteacher, died. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by son Gregg and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Maria Keli‘inowelo Johnson

Posted On January 2nd, 2013 -

Dec. 18, 2012
Maria Keli‘inowelo Johnson, 75, of Kaneohe, a Hawaiian Telephone Co. supervisor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Sylvia R. Makainai and Segrid M.K. Johnson-Hatten, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann’s Parish. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Eric Shigeto Koga

Posted On January 2nd, 2013 -

Dec. 26, 2012
Eric Shigeto Koga, 56, of Lawai, Kauai, owner of Kauai Pupu Factory, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Alison; son Dane; daughter Cailee; brothers Warren, Milton and Craig; and sister Doreen Masumura. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Esther Tsureyo Kuniyuki

Posted On January 2nd, 2013 -

Dec. 2, 2012
Esther Tsureyo Kuniyuki, 89, of Kaneohe, a cafeteria cook at Kapunahala School, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gerald and Brian, daughters Ellen Kuniyuki-Brown and Valarie M. Cardone, sister Alice Yoneshige, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Richard Senicio Mission Sr.

Posted On January 2nd, 2013 -

Dec. 27, 2012
Richard Senicio Mission Sr., 82, of Makaweli, Kauai, a Gay & Robinson tractor operator, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Makaweli. He is survived by wife Maggie; sons Jeffrey Mission, Derwin Abalos, Richard Mission Jr. and Eldefonso Abalos Jr.; daughters Betty Ann Carbullido, Cynthia Sone, Theresa DeLair, Janean Blouin and Cindy Mission-Igne; brother Francis Sr.; sisters Priscilla Ramos and Dorothy Keale; 32 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai, Kauai. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Leatrice Kiyomi Wilhelm

Posted On January 2nd, 2013 -

Dec. 14, 2012
Leatrice Kiyomi Wilhelm, 92, of Honolulu, a J.C. Penney Co. retiree, died. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son Kevin K., daughter Lynette L. Balderas, brothers Larry and Ronald Miyasato, sisters Betty Kunimura and Louise Kaya, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Frederick Seiei Yogi

Posted On January 2nd, 2013 -

Dec. 23, 2012
Frederick Seiei Yogi, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. heavy equipment mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Lillian S.; sons Warren S., Franklin S., Kenneth S. and Conrad S.; daughter Lynette A. Williams; sister Nancy S. Miyashiro; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Marvin Akira Yoshida

Posted On January 2nd, 2013 -

Dec. 11, 2012
Marvin Akira Yoshida, 65, of Kaneohe, a certified public accountant and Windward Community College professor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty, sons Mark and Geoff, mother Lillian Kiilau, brothers Andrew and Stephen, and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

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