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Bernardo Valdez Castro

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July 5, 2012
Bernardo Valdez Castro, 65, of Honolulu, a custodial supervisor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elsa, son Bernard, daughters Elizabeth Ann Castro-Chun and Elmilie Castro-Dacanay, mother Celestina, brothers Domingo and Rodolfo, sister Lourdes Aradanas and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples.

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Kimie Morita

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July 7, 2012
Kimie “Janet” Morita, 87, of Los Angeles, a retired Blue Chip Stamps bookkeeper, died in Hono­lulu. She was born in Wai­anae. She is survived by son Will, brothers Burt and Charlie Ishitani, sisters Harriett Fukuoka and Elaine Yokoo, and a grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. July 23 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Peter Michael Elson

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July 7, 2012
Peter Michael “Pete” Elson, 71, of Ko Olina, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served with the 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” died at home. He was born in York, Pa. He is survived by wife Martha E. Pulley; daughters Betsy Campbell, Amanda Paskell and Christine Anderson; brother Jeff; sisters Susan Price, Ellen Kilgore and Julie Miller; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Main Post Chapel, Schofield Barracks. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Aloha or casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Peace Bridge, Wolfhound Orphanage in Osaka, Japan; visit www.caringbridge.org and enter site name peteelson.

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Sam Sanguan Nguyen

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June 22, 2012
Sam Sanguan Nguyen, 47, of Honolulu, a Navy petty officer first class, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is survived by wife Tram Vuong; daughters Shanna Vuong and Tiana Vuong; father Huyen Van; brothers Son Ngoc, Sang Van, Ut Van and Duc Huu; sisters Mai Thi, Yen Thi, Tuyet-Huong Thi and Thu Thi; stepbrothers An Ngoc and Thanh Ngoc; and stepsister Tuyet Thi. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Mitsuru Fukuda

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June 7, 2012
Mitsuru Fukuda, 96, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. machinist, died in Kula, Maui. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Gerald, Takeo and Alan; and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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David Gilman Nottage

Posted On July 15th, 2012 -

July 7, 2012
David Gilman Nottage, 93, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired insurance agent, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons David G. Jr., James T. and Samuel W.; daughters Kahren “Muffy” Miller and Charlotte “Lolly” Davis; brother Peter; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745-4130. Online condolences: ballardfamily­mortuaries.com.

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Miyoko Ishizu

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July 7, 2012
Miyoko “Ruth” Ishizu, 97, of Kula, Maui, an M.D.G.’s Kula Supermarket clerk and retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Keahua, Maui. She is survived by sons Clarence and Rogers, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Nobuko Okata

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June 25, 2012
Nobuko Okata, 80, of Ewa Beach died in Waipahu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Atsushi; daughters June Higa and Lynn Ventura; sisters Matsuko Sera and Kazuko Nakasone; caregivers Teresita, Josie, Mel and Mira; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Ellen Leilani Kaupu

Posted On July 14th, 2012 -

May 30, 2012
Ellen Leilani Kaupu, 76, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Nelson, Milton, Kelly and Henry; daughters Gwendolyn Lake and Haleaka Kaupu; brothers David, Donald and Gene Pua; sister MaryMae; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. July 21 at Whittington Beach Park, Naalehu. Casual attire.

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Florence Sachiko Miyasaki Okuda

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July 1, 2012
Florence Sachiko Miyasaki Okuda, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Gibson Department Store manager, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael and Rodney; brother Paul Miyasaki; sisters Doris Ida, Jeanette Belen, Rose Ikeda, Jean Okikawa and Harriet Yoshikawa; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Fumiko Upshaw

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May 31, 2012
Fumiko Upshaw, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Hyatt Hotel seamstress, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Kimberly, Idaho. She is survived by sons Johnny and Robert, daughters Linda Knock and Tina Roback, brothers Joseph and Jiro Muratsuchi, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Updated information for obituary published June 15.

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Nelson Kawila Kaupu

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May 29, 2012
Nelson Kawila Kaupu, 71, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a Koa Construction Co. heavy equipment operator and mechanic, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Opihihale, Hawaii. He is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. July 21 at Whittington Beach Park, Naalehu. Casual attire.

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Thomas S. Radomski

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June 27, 2012
Thomas S. Radomski, 52, of Waipahu, an infrastructure/IFC program manager for Joint Interagency Task Force West and an Army Special Forces retiree, died in Narita, Japan. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Joy M., son Thomas J., daughters Jennifer and Jessica, parents Thomas Radomski and Carol Gifoli, brother Daniel and sisters Nancy Young and Lisa McDonald. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Lillie K.L. Woode

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June 21, 2012
Lillie K.L. “Lil” Woode, 87, of Ewa Beach, a retired federal credit union bookkeeper at Lualualei Naval Ammunition Depot, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lawrence A. Jr., Donald A., Robert W., Henry A., Clyde K. and Randall E.; daughter Joyce K. Yuen; sister Doris K.T. Kam; 30 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Janet Juliet Kupau

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June 25, 2012
Janet Juliet Kupau, 77, of Waiahole Valley, a homemaker, died in Waiahole Valley. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Oliver “Scuba”; daughters Stephanie Teixeira, Danette Benedito, Janet Tamalii, Frances “Dolly” Figueroa, Gwendolyn Alonso, Olivia “Oly” Gomes and Mary Mikaele; sisters Norma-Jean Shackley, Sonia Silva and Olga Lopes; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Waikane. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lawrence Respicio

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June 18, 2012
Lawrence “Kimo” Respicio, 66, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Artemio, brothers Anthony and Proland, and sister Trinidad Davis. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Allen Victor Barre

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June 26, 2012
Allen Victor Barre, 63, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a concert promoter, musician, real estate developer and investor, died at home. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He is survived by son Sean and brothers Lloyd and George. Private services.

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Ellen Sumiko Lam

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June 22, 2012
Ellen Sumiko Lam, 83, of Nuuanu, a retired Dole Cannery packer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Lyle D. and Lance A., daughter Avis L. Ho, brothers Richard and Michael Furuta, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Shawn Kaiolu Robinson

Posted On July 14th, 2012 -

June 18, 2012
Shawn Kaiolu Robinson, 41, of Ewa Beach, a laborer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Shayden A., father Alexander and brothers Aukai and Bobby. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Charlotte Patsy Ku‘ualohakala‘iokona Caminos

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June 30, 2012
Charlotte Patsy Ku‘ualohakala‘iokona Caminos, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Wailana Coffee House waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lawrence G. and Raymond Correa, daughters Jo-Ann Davis and Momi Segi, brother John Nu‘uhiwa, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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William Arnold Lawrence Jr.

Posted On July 14th, 2012 -

June 14, 2012
William Arnold “Bill” Lawrence Jr., 58, of Kailua-Kona, a construction superintendent, auto mechanic, heavy equipment operator, carpenter and mason, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Multnomah County, Ore. He is survived by wife Julie; sons Rodney, William and Joshua; daughter Maile; brother Timothy; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. July 21 at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, Honokohau Harbor. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

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John Preston Russell

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June 30, 2012
John Preston Russell, 101, of Honolulu, a retired attorney at law, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by daughters Juliet Hitchcock, Nancy Nadzo and Lorna Russell; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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William Chuck Mun Chun

Posted On July 14th, 2012 -

July 5, 2012
William Chuck Mun Chun, 79, of Kaneohe, an Oahu Country Club cook, died in Avalon Nursing Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ronald Morgan, and Franklin, Robert and William Chun; daughters Doris English, Irene Chun and Jan Kitaguchi; brothers Franklin and Edwin; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Cherrelle Leos

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June 29, 2012
Cherrelle “Mija” Leos, 27, of Waianae, a J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa baker, died in Aiea. She was born in Mission, Texas. She is survived by parents Hector Leos and Toalima Kaaukai; stepfather Charles M.L. Kaaukai; brothers Harland M.L. Kaaukai, Carlos A. and Orin Pyrce Lave-Kaaukai, and Marcos, Timothy, Jesus, Jacob, Jeremiah and Cole Leos; sisters Stacy Dias, Alysha Leos-Gonzales, and Karyn, Paige and Belle Katryce Lave-Kaaukai, and Kahealeilani, Angelica, Cassandra and Summer Lee Leos; and grandparents Limalau Lave, Socorro H. Leos and Charles M. Kaaukai. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2740 Lauwiliwili St., Kapolei. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Tafaumu F. Savea

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June 17, 2012
Tafaumu F. Savea, 83, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lalomalava, Savaii, Samoa. She is survived by sons Faleono, Enitima, Iatua, Saifoloi, Faigofie, Faigata and Tofiga; daughters Silulu, Talopala, Vaolele and Jolynn; brother Tevaga; sisters Malaea, Fusi, Lagimaina and Talitiga; 43 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information given in an obituary Thursday.

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Lazaro Rogelio Damo Jr.

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July 2, 2012
Lazaro Rogelio Damo Jr., also known as “Roger” and “Boy,” 63, of Aiea, a Securitas employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lucia V., daughters Leilani Antalan and Brenalou Gushikuma, sister Horten “Lani” Camat and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Robert E. McCleave Jr.

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July 6, 2012
Robert E. McCleave Jr., 77, of Reston, Va., and Honolulu, a retired Army colonel, died in Hale Ola Kino Nursing Home. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Patricia, daughters Pamela and Leslie, and sister Anna M. Hails. Private services. Donations suggested to the Army Transportation Museum Fund, P.O. Box Draw D, Fort Eustis, VA 23604; or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, www.pdf.org. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Roy Rinkichi Shimabukuro

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June 16, 2012
Roy Rinkichi “Rinki” Shimabukuro, 92, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Piihonua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hiroko “Winifred”; sons Gary R., Mike T. and Rory S.; daughters Arlene K. Fountain and Norene R. Furutani; brother Takeo; sister Gladys K. Yanagawa; caregiver Karen Asuncion; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Herbert Eugene Dunn

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June 27, 2012
Herbert Eugene Dunn, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Staples Store manager and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by son Kula; daughters Aukai, Kahele, Jeanne and Margaret “Magee”; brother Walter “Wes” Ward; and sisters Melva Ferreira and Noe Moniz. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers.

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Michiko Murase

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June 26, 2012
Michiko Murase, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Duty Free Shoppers sales employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Nagano, Japan. She is survived by daughter Shizuka, brother Yutaka Sukigara and sisters Chiharu Asanori, Chieko Yamada, Ryoko Maesaka and Mariko Sakurai. Private services. Updated information for obituary published Thursday.

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