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Florence Yukie Tanigawa

Posted On June 11th, 2014 -

May 11, 2014
Florence Yukie Tanigawa, 87, of Honolulu died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert, daughter Faye Saito, brother Fred Kinumatsu, sister Haruko Takenishi, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Ralph Bradley Louis

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 30, 2014
Ralph Bradley “Bolo” Louis, 72, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired Kau Agribusiness foreman and an Army veteran, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by wife Eleanora J.; daughters Wanda Louis and Stephanie Kawaauhau; hanai daughter Lauren Wong Yuen; brothers Allen, Leroy and Ellsworth; sister Patricia; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services to follow at Pahala Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Matsue Takasawa Tasaki

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 14, 2014
Matsue Takasawa Tasaki, 95, of Honolulu, a Central Intermediate School educator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. She is survived by son Thomas K., daughter Susan Y., sister Harriet Hotchkiss and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Nicholas Kealoha Macapagal Sr.

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 8, 2014
Nicholas Kealoha Macapagal Sr., 72, of Honolulu, a transportation driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda Lee P.; daughters Nanette and Ronnie Macapagal, and Sheena “Stone” Perez; sons Nicholas Jr. and Peter; brother Ivan; sisters Margaret Yahiku, Leonora Cunningham, Lani Gasper; Carol Kelekolio, Sharon Kalua, and Koni and Mary Macapagal; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Lianne Mieko Tibayan

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 9, 2014
Lianne Mieko Tibayan, 41, of Kaneohe, an administrative assistant at Washington Middle School, died in Stanford, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Tai; sons Tevan, Luke and Timothy; parents Thomas and Dianne Miyahara; brother Grant Miyahara; and grandparents Gertrude Sakamoto and Ronald Miyahara. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Betty Kazue Maglasang

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 13, 2014
Betty Kazue Maglasang, 79, of Honolulu, a retired clerk for the state Women, Infants and Children program, died in Manoa Cottage. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kevin, Glenn and Colin; sisters Miriam Fuchigami and Catherine Hamada; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Chi Yum Wong

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 24, 2014
Chi Yum Wong, 83, of Honolulu, a cook, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kai Ping, China. He is survived by wife Wai Ying Wong Cheung, sons Jacky and Paul, daughters Tinna and Tammy, and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 9 a.m. June 23 at Oahu Cemetery. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Clarence Andrade Mattos

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 31, 2014
Clarence Andrade Mattos, also known as “Bow” and Cowboy,” 89, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation park caretaker and a former Hualalai Ranch employee, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Margaret D.; stepsons Jerry and Don Souza; stepdaughters Linda Moderow, Sandra Souza and Laverne Iaukea; brothers Raymond and William Andrade; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Kiyoko Yoneyama

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 1, 2014
Kiyoko “Rose” Yoneyama, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Shirokiya Record Department salesperson, died at home. She was born in Waikiki. She is survived by son Craig T., daughters Patricia A. Yoneyama and Karen Y. Sato, sisters Grace You and Jane Burgard, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Edward Gum Hung Au

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 10, 2014
Edward Gum Hung Au, 70, of Honolulu, founder of Au’s Plumbing and Metal Work Inc. and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Audrey; sons Alvin, Baldwin and Derwin; daughters Carolyn Sur, Evelyn Hee and Faye-Lynn Solidum; sisters Kay Lum and Shirley Ma; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Lin Yee Chung Association Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Louis John McCabe

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 23, 2014
Louis John McCabe, 63, of Kaneohe, a hazardous-material handler and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Sean T.K. and Kaleokalani M.; brothers Dennis, Randy and David K. McCabe, and Arthur and Charles Newalu; sisters Blossom Barta, Ruby Garliyo, Jean Holton and Andrea McCabe; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Betty Jane Blair

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 31, 2014
Betty Jane Blair, 84, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, a caregiver for the elderly in Texas and a child care business owner, died at home. She was born in Hot Springs, Ark. She is survived by sons Stephen and Daniel, daughter Kathryn Knight and a grandson. Services pending.

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Randolph Keliiokomaikai Medeiros

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

April 3, 2014
Randolph Keliiokomeikai Medeiros, 60, of Kaneohe, a maintenance employee for Ko’olani apartment complex, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Tiare and Kristie, son Justin, parents Ralph Sr. and Laverne, brothers Ralph Jr. and Lance, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life and fundraiser: 4 p.m. Saturday at Aliamanu Community Center, 182 Kauhini Road. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mildred Ng Chin

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 23, 2014
Mildred Ng Chin, 90, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Douglas and Dexter; daughters Marilyn Kwock, Cynthia Motooka, Gwendolyn Aoyama, Natalie Davis, Jeriann Chin and Karen Char; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Isabel Respicio Medrano

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 9, 2014
Isabel Respicio Medrano, 98, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. She was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Moises, daughters Lydia M. Mercado and Precila Girven, sisters Margarita Tamayo and Avelina Regues, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2322 Kanealii Ave. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Lucille Margaret Franklin

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 26, 2014
Lucille Margaret Franklin, 93, of Hawaii Kai, a homemaker and an Army nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Emery, S.D. She is survived by son Gary W., daughters Karen L. Lee and Cynthia A. Shimabukuro, brothers Kenneth and Ronald Buehner, sister Carol Heib, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Our Redeemer Lutheran High School of Hawaii. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Cody Moore

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 28, 2014
Cody Moore, 77, of Aiea, a retired Air Force technical sergeant, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Macon, Miss. He is survived by son Leon T., brothers David and George, and sisters Louise Moore, Sarah Jones and Mary Reed. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Beverly Ann Kalei Fujimoto

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

April 28, 2014
Beverly Ann Kalei Fujimoto, 59, of Haleiwa died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kalani Kaikaka and Tyler Fujimoto, daughter Melanie Nistal, mother Carolee “Momi” Walker, brother John Bell, sisters Lena Lovell and Marty Lake, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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John B. Morin

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 13, 2014
John B. Morin, 77, of Honolulu, a Bishop Museum archaeologist, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in New London, Conn. He is survived by daughters Lori Belfrage, Staci Schenk, Paula Burr and Pamela Yasay; companion Tracy Cardinet; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Inurnment at a later date.

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Akira Fukuchi

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

June 2, 2014
Akira Fukuchi, 97, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Medical Center maintenance employee, died in Hilo. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Dennis and Marvin; daughter Geraldine Kaupu; brothers Kiichi, Bruce and Frederick; sisters Irene Sadler and Betty Hamakawa; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Nathan Makuakai Ortiz

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

June 3, 2014
Nathan Makuakai Ortiz, 62, of Honolulu died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by partner Leilofisa; sons Ian, Nathan Jr. and Darrell; daughters Angeline Daza and Suafa Peru; brothers Kenneth Jr., Darrell and Silas Ortiz, and Gregory Kamoalii; sisters Angeline Costa, Carmen Ruiz, Tabitha Ortiz and Charlene and Kathleen Thompson; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Island Family Christian Church, 3375 Salt Lake Blvd. No flowers.

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Lily Tsuru Hirata

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 25, 2014
Lily Tsuru Hirata, 92, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse for the state Department of Health’s Mental Health Division, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Palo Alto, Calif. She is survived by husband Mamoru, son Guy M., daughters Donna T. Hirata and Ann H. Cowels, sister Rose K. Kimura, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Thomas Tsutomu Otani

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 10, 2014
Thomas Tsutomu Otani, 84, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Shirley E., sons Troy and Shawn, daughter Tammy H. Kaetsu, brothers Toshihiro and Jon, sister Sandra Ichiyama and two grand- children. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Richard Rikio Ito

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 7, 2014
Richard Rikio Ito, 87, of Honolulu, owner and proprietor of R&K Refrigeration Service and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen Y., daughter Julia M.I. Chong and sister Doris Futa. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Katherine Pestana

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 3, 2014
Katherine Pestana, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired registered nurse for the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Menlo Park, Calif., died at home. She was born in Kaupakalua, Maui. She is survived by brother Edwin and sister Therese Otenbriet. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Monday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Eulogy: 9:30 a.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Jack Leroy Joyce

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 27, 2014
Jack Leroy Joyce, 71, of Honolulu, founder of Rogue Ales, will be remembered in private services. He died in Honolulu. He was born in Eugene, Ore. He is survived by wife Joan E., son Brett, daughter Anna, sisters Sandra Nelson and Marilyn Hyncik, and two grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to charity. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Byran Lopaka Rego

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 24, 2014
Byran Lopaka Rego, 36, of Lihue, a Home Depot merchandising clerk, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Shanda, daughter Nadja Saraos, parents Robert and Priscilla, and brothers Danny and Corey. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hanapepe Salt Pond. Services: 11 a.m. Superhero attire.

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Itsue Kawaguchi Kaui

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

June 2, 2014
Itsue Kawaguchi Kaui, 85, of Anahola, Kauai, a retired PBX switchboard operator at Coco Palms Hotel, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital She was born in Kealia, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Sheila K. Davis, Cynthia Rapozo, Carolyn Ferreira, Corinne Curnan and Claire Kaui; sons Wilfred Jr., Kent, Wesley B., Clyde, Steven and Keith; brothers George Kawaguchi and William Horton; sisters Nobuko V. Spencer and Fujiko L. Ebesu; 29 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Rose Monzon Roque

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

May 21, 2014
Rose Monzon Roque, 90, of Ewa Beach, a retired Sheraton Waikiki housekeeping supervisor, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Edith Limpin; sons Alfredo, Alberto, Louie and Arnel; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. June 17 at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Mass at noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mildred Asato Kim

Posted On June 10th, 2014 -

April 20, 2014
Mildred Asato Kim, 91, of Honolulu, a retired director of nursing at the Queen’s Medical Center and supervisor of nursing at St. Francis Medical Center, died in Honolulu. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by sons Hollis A., Tracy K. and Jeffrey D.; sister Ruth Y. Uyechi; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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