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William K.K.K. Paia III

Posted On February 15th, 2012 -

Jan. 16, 2012
William K.K.K. “Billy” Paia III, 53, of Honolulu, a sewer maintenance technician, died in California. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons William K.K.K. Jr. and Bryce; daughter Chasity Akiona; sisters Bambi P. Gibo, Tambi Paia and Kim Borges; grandparent Miriam Char; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Jennie-Lee Kapuakela Jamile

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Feb. 4, 2012
Jennie-Lee Kapuakela Jamile, 25, of Pearl City died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Nathaniel Won, son Zachariah Won-Jamile, daughter Kayla Gomes-Jamile, father Hunter, mother Jennifer Gomes, brother Seth, sister Nicole and grandparents Jennie Gomes and Melva Jamile. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Saturday at Kawaiaha‘o Church, 957 Punchbowl St., Honolulu.

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Macario Sagadraca

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Feb. 10, 2012
Macario Sagadraca, 92, of Wailuku, a Wailuku Sugar Co. retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria; sons Catalino, Domingo and Nolly; daughters Dionicia Tagayuna and Elsa Sagadraca; sisters Tiburcia Jove and Ciriaca Pascua; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Talk: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Talk: 10 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Benjamin Gerardo Joaquin Sr.

Posted On February 15th, 2012 -

Feb. 4, 2012
Benjamin Gerardo Joaquin Sr., 91, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired bulldozer operator at the former Davies Hamakua and former shuttle bus driver at Hilton Waikoloa, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Benjamin Jr., Brocky, Lance and Clayton; daughters Teresita Ramos, Dalles Turbeville and Donna Kotaki; 18 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Mormon Section. Casual attire.

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Loa Tausaga

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Jan. 23, 2012
Loa Tausaga, 88, of Aiea and Honolulu, a Bishop Museum retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Falelua; sons Matafaga Loa, and Julius, Livingston, Lene, Loa Jr. and Tony Tausaga; daughter Areta; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Areto Ole Ola Church, 3534 Kalihi St. Services: 10 a.m. Entombment: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

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Stacey Dominic Kealii Achiu

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Jan. 30, 2012
Stacey Dominic Kealii Achiu, 49, of Ewa Beach, a James Campbell High School employee and coach, died in Aiea. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Joni; son Jacob; daughters Jilianmarie Velasquez, and Josianne, Jacelynmarie and Jolinalynn Achiu; father Dickie; mothers Juanita and Aileen; brothers Ford, Jason, Kimo and John; sisters Suzy Cortez and Karla Achiu; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Flowers welcome.

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Ramiro Mendez Jr.

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Feb. 10, 2012
Ramiro Mendez Jr., 45, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Telcom computer controller, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Antonio. He is survived by parents Ramiro Sr. and Rosa; brothers John, Eric, Jason and Mike; and sisters June, Graciela Jean “Gina,” Maricela and Angie. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at University Avenue Baptist Church. Services: 4 p.m.

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Villamor Ramos Cabingabang

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Jan. 25, 2012
Villamor Ramos Cabingabang, 67, of Waipahu, a Hawaii Food Product meat cutter, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Carmelita L.; son Edwin; daughters Josie and Maryrose; mother Leandra R.; brothers Ernesto Sr., Gilbert, Rolando and Romy; and sisters Neyda Cabingabang, Naty Jara, Lolinda Madigal, Rosita Fagaragan, Elizabeth Calaycay and Lety Lacar. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Michele Rowe Gallagher Mendoza

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Jan. 30, 2012
Michele Rowe Gallagher “Shelly” Mendoza, 46, of Honolulu, a hairstylist, died at home. She was born in Santa Clara, Calif. She is survived by husband Dennis L., daughters Brittany and Brooke, mother Vivian Fraser, stepfather Hugh Fraser, sisters Keleigh “Kelly” Kaufman and Sandra Sheehy, stepbrothers Gregg and Douglas Fraser, and stepsister Kimberly Fraser. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Aloha Shriners Beach Club, 41-525 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes to follow. Beach attire. Online condolences: www.diamondheadmortuary.com.

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Thomas John Calabrese

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Feb. 7, 2012
Thomas John Calabrese, 74, of Hilo, a federal government engineer and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Pittson, Pa. He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Thomas, Michael and Nicholas Calabrese, and Stephen and Harry Nishimoto; daughter Jan Arita; brothers Charlie, John and Anthony; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Norman Richard Moen

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Jan. 29, 2012
Norman Richard “Bud” Moen, 88, of Kailua-Kona, owner of the former Viking Bags & Baggage and an Army Air Corps bomber pilot and flight instructor who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Hillsboro, N.C. He is survived by son Randall, daughters Karen Valentine and Shelley Hoist, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club pavilion at Honokohau Harbor. For information, call Shelley at 937-1774. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

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Richard K.T. Ching

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Jan. 17, 2012
Richard K.T. Ching, 96, of Honolulu, a retired foreman at the Office Appliance Repair Shop with the Army, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Melvin, daughter Myrna Fong, brother Lawrence, sister Sarah Yee, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Stanley Mutsuo Ono

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Jan. 19, 2012
Stanley Mutsuo Ono, 80, of Pearl City, a retired Japan Airlines ticketing department manager and an Air Force veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice, Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane, sons Dayton and Garry, brothers Warren and Stephen, sister Jean Zenigami and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Raymond K.Y. Chun

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Jan. 23, 2012
Raymond K.Y. Chun, 87, of Pearl City, a federal government management analyst and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sachiko; sons Michael, Andrew and Jeffrey; daughters Ramona and Naomi; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Rodney Takashi Sakamoto

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Feb. 3, 2012
Rodney Takashi Sakamoto, 59, of Ewa Beach, a carpenter and an Army Reserve retiree, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Lebonna “Bonnie”; sons Harry III and Mannual J. Cruz; daughters Alberta Cruz and Dionicia Kapaona; numerous hanai children; brothers Rex, Robert and Paul; sisters Jane Hong and Karen Furukawa; 14 grandchildren; numerous hanai grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at United Gospel Fellowship, 95-061 Waimakua Drive, Mililani. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jose Tumik Eyadao

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Jan. 13, 2012
Jose Tumik Eyadao, also known as Tumik Laporga, 84, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by brothers Epitacio P., Morris, Alfonso and Warlito Yoro; and sisters Martina Yoro and Martha Roldan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Valentine Santarone Sr.

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Jan. 17, 2012
Valentine “Val” Santarone Sr., 58, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a former operations manager at Doonwood Engineering on Oahu, died at home. He was born in Elmira, N.Y. He is survived by wife Darlene L., sons Anthone K. and Valentine “Val” Jr., and five grandchildren. Private services held. Additional services to be announced and held on Oahu and Hawaii island at a later date.

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Charles Kiaaina Handley Jr.

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Jan. 23, 2012
Charles Kiaaina “Charlie” Handley Jr., 64, of Kailua died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Charles K. III; daughter Kailani C.; brothers Carlton, Craighton, Kalai and Clifford; sisters Charlene Huffman and Carleen Ornellas; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Kailua Beach Pavilions, near boat ramp. Services: noon. Scattering of ashes and lunch to follow. Bring your own watercraft. Photos welcome to share at services; bring a copy with your story for a scrapbook. Loose flowers to scatter are welcome.

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Howard Akira Sato

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Feb. 4, 2012
Howard Akira Sato, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force Reserve senior master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Jane M., son Darrin A., mother Ichiye, brother Donald and a grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Richard Mitsuo Higa

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Jan. 26, 2012
Richard Mitsuo “Mits” Higa, 71, of Honolulu, a Matson Terminals mechanic and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hawi, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jane K.; son Tracy I.; daughter Jocelyn K. Iwamasa; brother Roy H.; sisters Shizuko Miyashiro, Tomiko Arakaki, Jean M. Nagamine, Dorothy K. Gibo and Linda T. Shishido; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Joshua Kolokona Silva

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Jan. 1, 2012
Joshua Kolokona Silva, 26, of Aiea died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Sailas; daughters Tiani K. and Lexus K.; mother Zena Parker; brothers Jordan P. Silva-Parker, and Jarrett and Justin Silva; and grandparent Virginia Parker. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Ruth Ann Heider Johnson

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Feb. 3, 2012
Ruth Ann Heider Johnson, 74, of Kaneohe, a teacher and Kahala Elementary School retiree, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Orange Grove, Texas. She is survived by husband the Rev. Donald K.; sons Mark, Daniel and Jonathan; brother Donald Heider; sister Adelaide Marlatt; and nine grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, Associate Pastor for the Children and Youth Fund, Windward Artist Guild Scholarship Fund or charity.

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Robert Shizuo Takashige

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Jan. 17, 2012
Robert Shizuo Takashige, 95, of Honolulu, retired owner of Holo Holo Apparel and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, Company B, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Michiko, son Todd T. and sister Toshie Hihara. Private services.

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Pacita Bernadette Mero Lobitos

Posted On February 14th, 2012 -

Feb. 7, 2012
Pacita Bernadette Mero “Alice” Lobitos, 75, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Pedro Jr., Larry, Rodney, Randy and Leroy; daughters Debbie Cummings, JoAnn Agabin, Julianne Mark and Gina Kaniaupio; sister Lillian M. Pimental; 30 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Haleiwa Alii Beach Park, behind the lifeguard stand. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Robert Villamil

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Jan. 31, 2012
Robert “Sunny” Villamil, 79, of Pearl City, a Marine Corps master sergeant, died in Pearl City. He was born in Pauoa. He is survived by sons Robert Jr. and Barry; daughter Robin; brothers Abraham and Rudy; sisters Vivian Moku, Lillian Tim Sing and Priscilla Manuel; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Philomena Nanomi Mahiai

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Jan. 4, 2012
Philomena Nanomi “Mena” Mahiai, 51, of Waianae, owner of Na Pua Mahiai, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Balbina W., brothers Theodore and Timothy, and sisters Theodora Mahiai and Maraia Ah-Van. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at 85-576-B Plantation Road, Waianae (Mahiai Flower Farm). Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Merle T. Masuda

Posted On February 13th, 2012 -

Jan. 24, 2012
Merle T. Masuda, 74, of Kapolei died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Yoshiharu “Jack,” daughter Karen Tamura, brother Brian Yamada, sisters Hilda Kono and Thelma Lum, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Rosalina Alcain Miller

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Jan. 21, 2012
Rosalina Alcain “Rose” Miller, 82, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired coffee farmer, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Keei, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Debi R. Soria and Tammy Palakiko; brothers Roger, Johnny and Gary Alcain, and Andres AlcainJr.; sisters Nina Arnise, Lucy and Abby Alcain, Norma Duerte and Andrea Vanderhook; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Kealakekua, Hawaii.

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Alberto Pacle

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Jan. 16, 2012
Alberto “Pops” Pacle, 75, of Waianae, a retired Gaspro welder, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Miguela Yabes “Della” Pacle; sons Alberto Jr. and Adam; daughters Joellen Florence, Doreen C. Janes and Kathleen Pacle; brother Faustino; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Haruki Sakamoto

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Jan. 28, 2012
Haruki Sakamoto, 94, ofEwa Beach, an Oahu Sugar Co. retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Rex T., Rodney T., PaulM. and Robert Y.; daughters Jane K. Hong and Karen Furukawa; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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