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Alexandrine Maile Legaspi Olival

Posted On November 20th, 2013 -

Nov. 11, 2013
Alexandrine Maile Legaspi Olival, 85, of Hilo, a homemaker and former insurance agent for Philam Life and Pacific Union Insurance, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Frederick; daughters Angel S. Soares, Valerie Rillon, Charlene Miyashiro, Sandra Nuha and Marilyn Pakele; son Benjamin Legaspi Jr.; brother Raymond Rodrigues; sisters Evelyn Rodrigues and Elizabeth Toribio; stepbrother Clement Chang; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services to follow. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Rosary: 9:30 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park.

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Margaret Shizue Ushijima

Posted On November 20th, 2013 -

Nov. 9, 2013
Margaret Shizue Ushijima, 86, of Hilo, a retired attorney, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by sister Katherine K. Johnson and brothers Edward S. and Albert N. Kunishige. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Earl Shigeo Izumi

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Oct. 23, 2013
Earl Shigeo Izumi, 68, of Kahului, an owner and operator of a plant nursery, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Sharon and brothers Gerald and Carl. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Monday.

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Carianne Irene Kaniaulono Kaniho-Castro

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 4, 2013
Carianne Irene Kaniaulono Kaniho-Castro, 51, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Rodney, daughters Dina Bigsworth and Brittany Castro, mother Lei Kaniho, brothers Marshall and Stuart “Lani” Kaniho, sister Dellita Kaniho and a grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Aulani M. Ludwig

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Sept. 27, 2013
Aulani M. Ludwig, 54, of San Diego, a legal secretary, died in San Diego. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Phyllis H. and brother Harry E. II. Private services.

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Lorraine Hung Quon Lum

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 4, 2013
Lorraine Hung Quon Lum, 72, of Honolulu, a production controller for Hickam Air Force Base, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Linda, Sharleen and Coleen Lum, and Donna Hesch. Taoist services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Black and white attire. No flowers.

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Nohea Kahiawalu ‘O Keaumakani ‘A’ana

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 1, 2013
Nohea Kahiawalu ‘O Keaumakani ‘A’ana, 4, of Honolulu died in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Sheana and Perry; brothers Maka Kahana, Samson “Makoa” ‘A’ana and Ikaika Kahana-‘A’ana; sisters Mahina Homalon, Tiana ‘A’ana-Sutton, and U’ilani, Na’u’oe and Nanea ‘A’ana; and grandparents Minerva ‘A’ana and Ramona Kahana. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m.

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Maureen Sadako Maedo

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 13, 2013
Maureen Sadako Maedo, 73, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by father Sadamitsu, brothers Roy and Dennis, and sister Georgeann Kanehiro. No services.

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Rickmon Lee Bautista

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Oct. 18, 2013
Rickmon Lee “Rick” Bautista, 40, of Mililani, a sales representative for Verizon Wireless Pearlridge, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Melissa M., daughter Mia J.M., father Ricardo A., brothers Robbie “Rob” Bautista and Kawika K. Souza, and sisters Suezette “Suezie” Soriano, Jodine “Jo” Souza and Desiree Y. “Desi” Bautista. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Rosario Rose Patigayon Maglinti

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Oct. 23, 2013
Rosario Rose Patigayon Maglinti, 84, of Honolulu, formerly of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Antonette M. “Toni” Pau and Linda Teixeira; sisters Helen Watson, Pastora “Patsy” Torres, Maria “Mary” Gonsales, Eufemia “Darlene” Steaveson and Victoria “Vicky” AhChoy; 14 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Eulogy: 9:30 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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William Kalimapehu Bray Jr.

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Oct. 16, 2013
William Kalimapehu Bray Jr., also known as “Bugs,” “Buggie” and “Snookie,” 87, of Honolulu, a retired Board of Water Supply meter mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Mahealani S. McMahon and Colette K. Oshiro, brother Josiah, sister Molly Hart and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Entombment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Earle R. Maielua

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Oct. 28, 2013
Earle R. Maielua, 47, of Wailuku, a chef for University of Hawaii Maui College, died in Waiehu, Maui. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Jlorra Basbas, sons Joshua and Kaeo, daughter Jasmine Maielua-Afaga, mother Emily I., brother David-Jacob “DJ” and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Balard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Timothy John Burns

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 16, 2013
Timothy John Burns, 60, of Aiea, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and a federal psychologist, died in Hono-lulu. He was born in Deer Lodge, Mont. He is survived by wife Kimberly, daughter Samantha, son Sebastian Kwon, sisters Colleen Wilson and Kathy Hill, and a grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Ruby Jane Masanda

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 14, 2013
Ruby Jane Masanda, 71, of Paia, Maui, a retired Kalama Intermediate School cafeteria employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Paia. She is survived by companion Ty Shimabuku; son Brandon; daughters Darlene and Davelynn Masanda, and Charlene Lacno; brother Elmer Aquino; sister Marcia Walters; hanai sister Sandra Bird; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Felipe Montero Cabalbag

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 10, 2013
Felipe Montero Cabalbag, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel housekeeper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Philip and Ruben, daughter Rosemary and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Susumu Mukai

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Oct. 21, 2013
Susumu Mukai, 88, of Honolulu, a retired federal government engineer at Hickam Air Force Base and a retired veteran of the Army and Air Force, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Conrad, David, Matthew and Samuel; daughter Ann Miyasato; brothers Chikao and Tsukasa; sister Lorraine Ayabe; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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John Caetano Jr.

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Oct. 25, 2013
John “Johnny” Caetano Jr., 91, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipe fitter and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Blanche K., son Allen F., daughter Francine M. Caetano-Fontanilla and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Harukichi Nakamoto

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 2, 2013
Harukichi Nakamoto, 79, of Hilo, retired owner of Nakamoto Painting Contractor, died at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doris, sons Derek and Dale, daughters Lynn Shindo and Zina Lee, brothers Michitaka and Saneyuki, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Onh Cavan

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Oct. 26, 2013
Onh Cavan, 63, of Waialua died in Waialua. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by wife Chan; son Mickey; daughters Viengkham Bussman, Davanh Burton and Sandy Cavan; brothers Kou, Phan and Kham; sisters Leng Hoang, Noi Thi Lo, Khoun Phongsavanh and Khout Phaydavong; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Elaine Kazuko Sumiyoshi

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 10, 2013
Elaine Kazuko Sumiyoshi, 89, of Hilo, a Tenrikyo Puna Church minister, died in Hale Anunue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Manchuria, China. She is survived by daughter Seiko Osanai, two brothers, two sisters and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Jewell Leimomi LaStell Johanna Key Cuizon

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 4, 2013
Jewell Leimomi LaStell Johanna Key Cuizon, 70, of Puna, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Palolo. She is survived by sons James R. Cuizon, Roberto M. “Kaio” Contero Jr. and Soloman Harris; daughters Valerie Robinol, Valda Tagawa, BeauDrena C. Lasconia, Pearl Berdon and Jamie and Jogene Cuizon; brother James M. Key; sister Pearl K.A. Campbell; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and numerous hanai children and hanai grandchildren. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes: noon Sunday at Pohoiki Beach. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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James Michael Wilson

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 12, 2013
James Michael “Willie” Wilson, 58, of Pearl City, a Navy retiree, died. He was born in Garland, Texas. He is survived by wife Kathleen, sons Brendan and Patrick, daughter Victoria, brothers Joe and Tim, sisters Libby and Mary, and four grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. today at Oahu Cemetery & Crematory. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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Maria Dumbrique

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 13, 2013
Maria Dumbrique, 99, of Halii-maile, Maui, a former farm laborer for Terry’s Nursery, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Prima Mandac, Lolita Dabu, Rufina Naira and Jenifer Arconado; brother Felix Gabriel; sisters Cornelia Barut and Lourdes Gabriel; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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William Y.L. Wong

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Oct. 15, 2013
William Y.L. Wong, 83, of Honolulu, a retired state teacher and librarian, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Harry C.Y. and Allen Y.K., and sisters Gloria B.K. Tamashiro, Edna May Y.H. Liu, Patricia C.O. Mar and Rowena Y.U. Tanaka. Private services.

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Doris Tsuneko Fujiyama

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 7, 2013
Doris Tsuneko Fujiyama, 92, of Honolulu died in Hale Ola Kino. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robin, daughter Celeste, brother Eugene Yamamoto, sisters Harriet Yoneyama and June Niimoto, and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Dorothy Takeko Yagi

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Oct. 25, 2013
Dorothy Takeko Yagi, 91, of Honolulu, a retired office manager for Honolulu Sign Co., died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by daughters Sharon M. Hamamoto and Diane Yagi, and brother Kenneth Watanabe. Private services.

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Toshio Furuyama

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 9, 2013
Toshio Furuyama, 102, of Hilo, a retired barber, died at home. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by son Ricky. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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George Sakashi Higa

Posted On November 19th, 2013 -

Nov. 16, 2013
George Sakashi Higa, 84, of Honolulu, a retired technical engineer for Hughes Aircraft Inc. and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Michael K., Roy K., Greg K. and Timmy K.; daughter Marilyn M. Astorga; brothers Robert K. and Edward T.; sister Ethel M. Miura; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Samuel Joseph Ellis III

Posted On November 18th, 2013 -

Nov. 2, 2013
Samuel Joseph Ellis III, also known as “Big Sam,” “Kawika,” “Butchie Boy” and “Mistah,” 48, of Maui, a Kahului Elementary School and Maui Waena Intermediate School campus security guard and counselor as well as a music producer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Johnette Lacno-Ellis; hanai father Mitsuo Kimura; father Samuel Ellis Jr.; hanai sons Kyle Takushi, Derick Sebastian, Keawe Lono, Joey Ponce III, Allen Prest Jr., Vince Saures, Drigo Casio and Kapono Hoopai; hanai daughters Shari Sanches and Michele Figueroa; brothers Jamerson, Shannon and Sean Ellis; and sister Sandra Kealohi. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church in Kahului. Mass: 11 a.m. No flowers. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Asako Moriyama

Posted On November 18th, 2013 -

Oct. 23, 2013
Asako Moriyama, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Aina Haina Elementary School cafeteria worker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Alvin and Robert, daughters Amy Nishimoto and Doris Hoshino, brother Dick Fujiwara, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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