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Presentacion B. Ramones

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

June 11, 2012
Presentacion B. Ramones, 80, of Kahului, a retired hotel industry seamstress, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Virginia A. Rosa, Daisy J. Baker and Janet A. Long; brother Henry Balmores; sisters Amparo Ramones and Mary Macapulay; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Louisa Ann Fuellas

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June 14, 2012
Louisa Ann Fuellas, 73, of Kailua-Kona, a retired guest activities clerk at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, and former pharmacy clerk and cashier at Kmart, died at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband John; son Myron; daughters Myrna Amarino and Janis Kanetani; brothers Benjamin and Carlos Castillo; sisters Marci Bolos, Loretta Dante, Anita Maeda and Felisa Mostoles; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hawi, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Michelle Lebb Zakimi

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May 30, 2012
Michelle Lebb Zakimi, 42, of Aiea, a Hawaiian Airlines customer service agent, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Guy Haruki Zakimi, parents Edward and Faith Lebb, brother Christopher Lebb and grandparent Alice Okihiro. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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William Walter Robinson

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

June 8, 2012
William Walter Robinson, also known as “King” and “The Commander,” 95, of Honolulu, a retired Navy rear admiral, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lynn, Mass. He is survived by wife Joan A.; sons Matthew, Barnaby, Auguste, Peter, Cyrus and Christopher; daughters Merriam L. Rapisura and Malia I. Christanson; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Public memorial and committal services to be announced at a later date. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Mieko Fujimoto

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

June 5, 2012
Mieko Fujimoto, 85, of Lanai City, a retired Castle & Cooke housing supervisor, died in Kahului. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by daughters Lynne Alvarez and Lu Ann Fujimoto, brother Tommy Nakamura, sister Fusae Yoshikawa, three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Lanai Union Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Lanai Cemetery.

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Dorothea M. Lee

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June 13, 2012
Dorothea M. “Dottie” Lee, 97, of Kahului died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Aspen, Colo. She is survived by three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Benjamin Sapinozo Somera

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May 3, 2012
Benjamin Sapinozo Somera, 71, of Honolulu, a Hilton Hawaiian Village retiree, died at home. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Evangeline; daughters Imelda S. Lucy, and Bernadette and Veronica Somera; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Spencer Tsuyoshi Gushiken

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

June 14, 2012
Spencer Tsuyoshi Gushiken, 64, of Kilauea, Kauai, a Garden Island Termite pest control technician, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kilauea. He is survived by mother Kikue and brothers Jack, Alan, Ralph and Leslie. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Kilauea. Celebration of life: 11 a.m.

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Florence Ramiscal Lucas

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

May 17, 2012
Florence Ramiscal “Floring” Lucas, 77, of Ewa Beach, a caregiver and retired Waialua Sugar Plantation laborer, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by brother Ricarte Rayoan and sisters Josephine Ramo, Luisa Censio and Herminia Abalos. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Paul Joseph Sorbets

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May 10, 2012
Paul Joseph Sorbets, 86, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a Navy veteran who served in World War II, and a retired orchardist and proprietor of Christmas Holly Gardens, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Tucson, Ariz. He is survived by wife Joan, sons Stevan and Gregg, daughter Shari Wilson, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great- great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Waikoloa Community Church.

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Sueko Higashi

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June 7, 2012
Sueko Higashi, 95, of Hono-kaa, Hawaii, formerly of Manoa, a retired secretary for the Honolulu District superintendent at the state Department of Education, died in Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua, Honokaa. She was born in Ahualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sisters Itsue Hino and Mutsuko Higashi. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Paul L. Martin

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June 13, 2012
Paul L. Martin, 74, of Honolulu, a city refuse department employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Adam Garcia-Quinones and Leroy Factora, and sister Florence. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Shigeru Tatsuno

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June 2, 2012
Shigeru Tatsuno, 89, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Newspaper Agency Federal Credit Union manager and an Army veteran, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hazel O. and sisters Aiko Tatsuno and Evelyn Poentis. Private services.

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Kearney Mun Sheong Hung

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

June 10, 2012
Kearney Mun Sheong Hung, 68, of Honolulu, a Pan American World Airways passenger service retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Shelley Blizzard and Natalie Morrison, and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Evelyn Sachiko Mendoza

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

May 22, 2012
Evelyn Sachiko Mendoza, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Ezogiku waitress, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Alejandro Jr.; son Kevin N.; daughters Debra L. Hirata-Honda, Davelyn S. Heneralau and Donnalynn T. Piilani; brother Richard Hirata; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Michelle Lebb Zakimi

Posted On June 16th, 2012 -

May 30, 2012
Michelle Lebb Zakimi, 42, of Aiea, a Hawaiian Airlines customer service agent, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Guy Haruki Zakimi, parents Edward and Faith Lebb, brother Christopher Lebb and grandmother Alice Okihara. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hatsuko Kimura

Posted On June 16th, 2012 -

June 4, 2012
Hatsuko Kimura, 89, of Waimea, Kauai, a nurse, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Kaumakani, Kauai. She is survived by son Ford, daughter Candace and brothers Bijou and Kiyoshi Kato. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Kyung Hee Ok

Posted On June 16th, 2012 -

May 30, 2012
Kyung Hee Ok, 85, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Charlie K., Chong S., Chong C., Richard C.P., John K. and George C. Yoon; daughter Lucy Parkins; brother Mike Moon; sister Pok Soon; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Kenneth Kazuharu Abe

Posted On June 16th, 2012 -

June 1, 2012
Kenneth Kazuharu Abe, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu city traffic tech and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Melvin, Brent, Mitchell and Vernon; sisters Jane Yamashiro, Pauline Ando and Irene Morimoto; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. June 24 at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

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Kiyoshi Kiyan

Posted On June 16th, 2012 -

May 20, 2012
Kiyoshi “Kenneth” Kiyan, 86, of Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Sachiko; daughters Kandra Kiyan-Collu, Jeanne Kiyan and Leatrice Miyashiro; brothers Nobu and Hisashi; sisters Setsuko Nakasone, Elsie Hirayama and Betsy Sagara; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Cecilia Andres Reano

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May 12, 2012
Cecilia Andres Reano, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Life Insurance Co. housekeeper, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Makawao, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Normalito, Dominador and Rodrigo; daughters Candida Quidez, Agustina Reyes, Magdalena Dasmarinas, Erlinda Aquino and Marilyn Tumaneng; 26 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Charles Keonaona Awa

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May 25, 2012
Charles Keonaona “Papa” Awa, 87, of Aiea, a retired Haiku Plantation Nursery laborer and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Hamilton Pieper, and Clarence J. Jr. and Calvin J. Gunderson Sr.; daughter Clarice U. Gaspar; brother George K.; sisters Rose Cosner and Loretta Miller; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Florence Mary Kreiss

Posted On June 16th, 2012 -

June 8, 2012
Florence Mary Kreiss, 88, of Kailua-Kona, a roofing material company office manager and bookkeeper, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Joseph and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Carl John Rotert Jr.

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May 27, 2012
Carl John Rotert Jr., 57, of Kailua-Kona, a property management employee and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Dallas. He is survived by wife Barbara; son Steve; stepsons Raymond, Dave, Richard and Robert Uribes; stepdaughters Debra and Teresa Uribes, Betty Truba and Violet Rios; brother William; sisters Beverly Rotert and Sandy Soto; 39 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Gordon E. Bronenkant

Posted On June 16th, 2012 -

May 23, 2012
Gordon E. Bronenkant, 83, of Honolulu, a Sheraton Waikiki Hotel employee and an Army veteran, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in St. Louis. No services.

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Philip Lee

Posted On June 16th, 2012 -

May 29, 2012
Philip Lee, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electronic mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Frances, sons Dennis, Ronald and Brian, brother John and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoshiko Shimazu

Posted On June 16th, 2012 -

June 1, 2012
Yoshiko Shimazu, 78, of Hilo, a retired house cleaner, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Harou and Masayuki, and sisters Itsue Masaki and Kotoyo Geneku. Private services.

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Helen S. Bukoski

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June 13, 2012
Helen S. Bukoski, 87, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a seamstress, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Howard and Clifford, daughter Annette Hadama, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Victoria Shon Lee

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June 3, 2012
Victoria Shon Lee, 87, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jerry M.H.; son Gary John; daughters Peggy Ann and Susan Elizabeth; and sisters Elizabeth Hall, Ruth Kiehm and Rose Yim. Private services.

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Richard Tenkan Taba Sr.

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Feb. 17, 2012
Richard Tenkan Taba Sr., 85, of Honolulu, a retired Salvation Army major, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie K.; sons Richard T. Sr., James T. and Myles T.; sister Esther McElderey; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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