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Charlotte Walker

Posted On August 25th, 2013 -

July 19, 2013
Charlotte Walker, 77, of Kaneohe, a secretary, died at home. She was born in New Jersey. She is survived by son Dann, brother Dennis Chew and sister Marjorie Lizzi. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Kailua United Methodist Church. Services:10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kailua United Methodist Church.

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Esther K. Kekuna

Posted On August 25th, 2013 -

Aug. 19, 2013
Esther K. Kekuna, 87, of Hilo, a retired licensed practical nurse for the former Hilo Hospital, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama. She was born in Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Earl and Lucas Jr., four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services:10:30 a.m. Committal services to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Elizabeth Yamashita

Posted On August 25th, 2013 -

Aug. 21, 2013
Elizabeth Yamashita, 78, of Pukalani, Maui, died at home. She was born in Kahana, Oahu. She is survived byson Wayne, daughters Corinne Aruda and Teresa Yamashita-Freitas, brother Benny Ebalei, sister Josphine “Tita” Orosco, 12 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Scattering to follow at Hamakuapoko Point, Paia. Condolences may be sent to:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Janice Ann Kerns

Posted On August 25th, 2013 -

Aug. 19, 2013
Janice Ann Kerns, 79, of Ewa Beach, a medical equipment technician, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Iowa. She is survived by husband Bryan D.; sons Bryan D. Jr., Gary and Robert; daughter Connie; sister Sharon Throckmorton; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mitsue Yang

Posted On August 25th, 2013 -

Aug. 18, 2013
Mitsue Yang, 90, of Kahului, a retired Robins sales associate, died in Hale Makua,Kahului. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. She is survived by sons Calvin, Derrick and Leslie; brother Takeshi Tashiro; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation:4 p.m. Thursday at Kahului Union Church. Services:5 p.m. Burial:10:30 a.m. Friday at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery in Wailuku. Condolences may be sent to:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Mamoru Kurita

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 20, 2013
Mamoru “Mike” Kurita, 69, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Hisako, son Kazushi, daughter Mayuko Kostiner and a grandchild. Private services.

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Masayoshi Charles Tsuchiyama

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 21, 2013
Masayoshi Charles Tsuchi-yama, 86, of Honolulu, a retired taxi driver, died in Aiea. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Bryson, Thomas T. and Gary; daughter Bettina Pearce; brothers James and Wilbert; sisters Alice Simpson, Violet Yoshimura and Dora Yamauchi; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

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Vernon Leroy Mara

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 5, 2013
Vernon Leroy Mara, 48, of Waianae, an employee in the restaurant business, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Joshua, Johnathan and Justin; mother Rose; brothers Richard, Willard and Rory; and sisters Rosanna, Katherine and Darnell. Private services.

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Phyllis Q. Yee

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 15, 2013
Phyllis Q. Yee, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery benefits supervisor, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joe, son Joseph II, daughters JoAnne Kegley and Joycelyn Kim and eight grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Sept. 5 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Robert Armour McClung Sr.

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 7, 2013
Robert Armour “Mac” McClung Sr., 80, of Ewa Beach, a retired Air Force master sergeant and an entrepreneur pawnbroker of Ewa Beach Buy and Sell, died in Aiea. He was born in Trout, W.Va. He is survived by wife Kuulei M.; sons Donald G., Robert A. Jr. and Charles K.; brothers James E. and Ronald L. Willard; sister Patty Lou Terwilliger; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Paul T. Morita

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 14, 2013
Paul T. Morita, 49, of Mililani, a shipyard mechanic, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary De Brum; daughters Alexandra, Star and Emma; stepson Joachim Jr.; stepdaughters Stephanie, Victoria and Hokulani; mother Irene A. Fujimori; sisters Robin Jones and Allyn, Cheach and Karen; and a grandchild. No services.

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Ronald Patrocinio

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

July 19, 2013
Ronald “Pua” Patrocinio, 58, of San Francisco, a medical administration employee, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Joseph, Robert and Richard; and sisters Patsy Kam, Margaret Cadiente, Dorothy Pearson, Ethel Quiban and Maria Silva. Private celebration of life. Additional services in San Francisco.

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Yoshiko A. Bandy

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 20, 2013
Yoshiko A. Bandy, 85, of Honolulu, a retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son George, daughter Kathy Santos and two grandchildren. No services.

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Julia Anne Rosekrans

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 17, 2013
Julia Anne Rosekrans, 67, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a former pediatric emergency physician who was involved with book design and DVD production for Na Wai Iwi Ola Foundation, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Greene, N.Y. She is survived by husband Alvis Upitis, son Zachary Perlman, daughter Laura Scott, stepson Dris Upitis, stepdaughter Alise Upitis, mother Mary E., brother John, sister Joanna Elmore and hanai sister Mary I. Katsibas. Visitation: noon Aug. 31 at Kona Outdoor Circle. Services: 12:30 p.m. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Sept. 1 at Pu’uhonua O Honaunau. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hope Lodge Hawaii. Visit hopelodgehawaii.org.

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Ruth N. Domingo

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 19, 2013
Ruth N. Domingo, 92, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Shirley Ikari and Pat Hayashi; brothers Robert, Ernest, David and Lionel Nishimura; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Dexter Takuji Saito

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 7, 2013
Dexter Takuji Saito, 68, of Wahiawa, a retired self-employed painter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda, son Ryan, daughter Tracie and a grandchild. Private services.

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Dorothy Maile Gerard

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 5, 2013
Dorothy Maile Gerard, 87, of Ewa Beach, a cashier, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Merrill K., daughters A. Haunani Guerrero and Marie English, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Mary Kaipo Serrao

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 14, 2013
Mary Kaipo Serrao, 78, of Honolulu, a federal procurement clerk, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Lawrence K. and Steven K., daughter Marleen K., sister May M. Parages, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Leitufia Fitiausi

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

July 30, 2013
Leitufia “Lucky” Fitiausi, 69, of Waipahu, a former American Samoa federal government employee in the procurement division, died in Wahiawa. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife May; sons Leitufia L. Jr. and Lucas L.; daughters Sandra Fitiausi, Stephanie Fitiausi-Fung, Sylvia Fitiausi-Taufetee and Siniva Fitiausi-Cook; brothers Fiatagata and Toetu; sister Vasati; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No fa’asamoa (Samoan tradition).

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Kazuko Sinoto

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 5, 2013
Kazuko Sinoto, 85, of Honolulu, a Hawaii immigrant history researcher, died at home. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by husband Yosihiko, son Akihiko, sister Kyoko Tremblais and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Natsuyo Hayase

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 15, 2013
Natsuyo Hayase, 101, of Wailuku, proprietor of Hale Pua O Maui in Wailuku and Kahului, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Chester, Jack and Melvin; daughters Joan Nishino, Trudy Akamine and Carolyn Hozaki; sisters Thelma Kondo and Esther Ueki; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 5 p.m. Burial at a later date. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Friday.

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Thomas Smith

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 10, 2013
Thomas Smith, 69, of Kaneohe, a roofer, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janice; son Thomas; daughter Tammy; sisters Clara Jane, Mary Ann Hall and Myrtle Kesler; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Walter Hiroshi Inouye

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 3, 2013
Walter Hiroshi Inouye, 85, of Kaneohe died in Waipahu. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Helen S.; son Neil; daughters Juli Torigoe, Jill Inouye, Carol Jardon and Sharon Kalahiki; brothers Roy and Alan; sisters Helen Horikawa, Miki Okamura and Janet Shimonishi; and six grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Violeta Victoria Soliai

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 16, 2013
Violeta Victoria Soliai, 61, of Hauula, a caregiver, died at home. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by father Edwin P.; brothers John, Ricky, Aima’asu, Kelini, Falani, Tony, Malaki, Solomona, Luaiva and Otto; and sisters Fetaulai, Eugenia, Edwina, Roena, Fa’aiuga, Vaipapa and Vagivagi. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 31 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Chieko M. Itokazu

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 10, 2013
Chieko M. Itokazu, 90, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son David Jr.; daughters Sharon Masuoka, Donna Kunihiro, Winona Uyehara and Cristine Cox; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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William Tam Sing Jr.

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 11, 2013
William Tam Sing Jr., 73, of Honolulu, a retiree from the Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Shafter and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Darby; daughters Dawn Dunford, Michelle Tam Sing and Kimberly Piho; brothers Edwin and Theodore; sister Lorraine Lau; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1124 7th Ave. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Wednesday.

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Wilma Fumiko Iwata

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 15, 2013
Wilma Fumiko Iwata, 100, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died at home. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Kenneth M., daughters Amy E. Oshiro and Clara Y. Iwata, and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Harry Kazuichi Tanaka

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 22, 2013
Harry Kazuichi Tanaka, 83, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a JM Tanaka Construction operating engineer and an Army corporal, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gary K., Larry I. and Perry K.; daughters Geri M.T. Roddy and Robin Tanaka; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Calvin Atsushi Kaya

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 14, 2013
Calvin Atsushi Kaya, 68, of Hilo, a retired Kalanianaole School baker and an Army veteran, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sheryl; sons Chad, Ross and Shane Kaya, Ryan Dawson-Kaya and Karl Sunagawa; brother Asami; sisters Sadako Hashimoto, Kazue Tsukayama, Hiroko Gokan and Beatrice Tsutsui; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kiyoe Tanioka

Posted On August 24th, 2013 -

Aug. 12, 2013
Kiyoe Tanioka, 96, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Harold; daughters Clara Hirota, Sandra Okubo and Gail Brady; brother Katsuro Hara; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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