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Yoshie Hashimoto

Posted On January 2nd, 2015 -

Dec. 21, 2014
Yoshie Hashimoto, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired Mildred’s of Hawaii seamstress, died in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ronald, Craig and Bert; sister Satsuki Naito; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Violet Toshie Hirata

Posted On January 2nd, 2015 -

Dec. 18, 2014
Violet Toshie Hirata, 98, of Honolulu, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Edward and Francis, daughter Grace Katekaru, sister Lillian Yoneda, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Edith Tomeko Iijima

Posted On January 2nd, 2015 -

Dec. 10, 2014
Edith Tomeko Iijima, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Selective Service supervisor with the federal government and an administrative assistant for Laie Concrete and Aggregate, died in Honolulu. She was born in Koolauloa. She is survived by sons Meredith M. Maeda and Jeffrey Iijima; daughters Aileen R. Shiro, Carol Lane, Lynda Oguma and Sandra Tam; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Kazuo Kohatsu

Posted On January 2nd, 2015 -

Dec. 17, 2014
Kazuo “Kazu” Kohatsu, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Housing Authority administrator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lawai, Kauai. He is survived by wife Jean A.; sons Keven K. and Eric L.; daughters Renee A. Hirano, Linda D. Kohatsu and Felise K. Lalica; brothers Rikichi “Dicky” and Nobu Kohatsu; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Margarita Cadorna Leones

Posted On January 2nd, 2015 -

Nov. 27, 2014
Margarita Cadorna Leones, 86, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Arthur, daughter Elisa and sister Arsenia Cadorna. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Peter Kekulamanu Mahoe

Posted On January 2nd, 2015 -

Dec. 10, 2014
Peter Kekulamanu Mahoe, 70, of Honolulu, a circulation mailer for The Honolulu Advertiser, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Roberta K.; son Peter K. Jr. and John IV, Jonathan and Johnston Kapua; daughters Roxanne K. Bustamante, Johnnette Kapua, Bernette Halahuni and LiAnne M. Nozaki; brothers Douglas and Solomon Mahoe, and Morris and James Apana; sisters Bertha, Nami, Kaleo, Nahua, Imaikalani, Nako’o, Pililua, Kaipoleimanu, Kula Manu and Kalau; 42 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at New Hope Oahu, 290 Sand Island Access Road. Scattering of ashes: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Waimanalo Kaiona Park, next to Shriners. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary printed Sunday.

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Ronald T. Oshima

Posted On January 2nd, 2015 -

Dec. 14, 2014
Ronald T. Oshima, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired contractor and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Mark and Tad, daughter Tracy and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Tamio Otsu

Posted On January 2nd, 2015 -

Dec. 1, 2014
Tamio Otsu, 91, of Kailua, a retired marine biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betsy; daughters Deborah Yamauchi, Allyson Livendale and Michelle Otsu; sisters Chizuko Kudo and Sumiko Biller; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Minnie Sumie Oyama

Posted On January 2nd, 2015 -

Dec. 5, 2014
Minnie Sumie Oyama, 83, of Honolulu died in Island Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Raymond, son Raymond Jr., daughter Pamela Nakano, brother Richard and sisters Patsy Hanaoka and Elizabeth Wong. Private services.

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Dionicia Fermin Pascual

Posted On January 2nd, 2015 -

Dec. 8, 2014
Dionicia Fermin Pascual, 85, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by sons Efren, Orlino, Ernesto and Adriano; daughters Chita Pascual and Diaralyn Hinchman; brother Agustin Fermin; sisters Mathie Geronimo and Maxima Balliesteros; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 9 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Dorothy Ukishima Saito

Posted On January 2nd, 2015 -

Dec. 5, 2014
Dorothy Ukishima Saito, 91, of Honolulu, a retired pediatric nurse practitioner for Straub Clinic & Hospital, died in Straub. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Albert, sister Lily Sakurai and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Melvin Ah Ho

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 17, 2014
Melvin Ah Ho, 74, of Kaneohe, a retired Chevron Gas Co. head terminal operator, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Mary “Mele”; son Mel; daughters Melissa Ah Ho-Mauga, Melinda Araki and Melaree Ah Ho; sisters Ruby Low and Jade Santos; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Jan. 8 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Dorothy Tamano Yasuda

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 28, 2014
Dorothy Tamano Yasuda, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Grant Thornton CPA central bookkeeping supervisor, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alan K., daughter Robyn Thompson, brothers Herbert and George Kaneshige, sister Grace Teruya and four grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Emma Martines Gouveia Akiu

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 10, 2014
Emma Martines Gouveia Akiu, 65, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a Punaluu Rentals housekeeper, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Joseph Sr.; sons Dwayne, Paul, James and Rodney Kuahiwinui, and Joseph Akiu Jr.; daughters Nora Kuahiwinui and Emma-Salina Akiu-Cariaga; brothers Gary Sr., David and Alfred Gouveia, and Johnny Medeiros; sisters Alice Kawaauhau, Stella Kuahiwinui, Beatrice Freitas and Laura Ann Henriques-Duarte; 28 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Naalehu. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Luncheon and fellowship at Naalehu Community Center to follow burial. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Apilo Pedro Alota

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 15, 2014
Apilo Pedro “Pete” Alota, 78, of Honolulu, a Simmons Mattress Co. mattress setter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Ilidio; and sisters Rosalinda San Miguel, Sel and Nancy “Nan” and Alota, and Virg Pabro. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Doris Yaeko Azuma

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Nov. 24, 2014
Doris Yaeko Azuma, 85, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Kihei, Maui. She is survived by son Cowan; daughters Judith Azuma and Diane Braceros; sisters Harue Nakashima, Patricia Leong, Yuki Yagi, Chiyo Finan and Tamae Shiraishi; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lawrence Canon

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 2, 2014
Lawrence “Larry” Canon, 82, of Ewa Beach, a retiree from the Air Force and U.S. Postal Service, died in Aiea. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by wife Setsuko, sons Guy and Steven, daughters Denise and Monique C. Tingkang, brother Danny and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m.

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Agnes Leilani Gonzales

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 25, 2014
Agnes Leilani Gonzales, 76, of Waianae, a Honolulu Airport custodian, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Patrick A.; daughters Doreen W. Kekuawela, Doriann L. Kepo‘o and Bernadette E. Napuunoa; brothers Abraham Jr. and Herbert A. Kekuawela; sisters Katherine “Honey” Plada, Pauline “Ella” Kekuawela and Dolores Horan; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Mary Helen Ivey

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 27, 2014
Mary Helen Ivey, 85, of Kihei, Maui, an elementary school teacher, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Thomas and John, daughters Elizabeth Ann Ivey and Janice Hinely, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Gathering: 1-5 p.m. Sunday at 1690 Alaniu Place, Kihei. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Maui Friends of the Library. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Gertila Pualeilani Kaanapu

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 23, 2014
Gertila Pualeilani Kaanapu, also known as Gertila Pualeilani Parker and “Gerti,” 79, of Pearl City, an Army veteran, died in Hono­lulu. She was born in Hono­lulu. She is survived by sons Donald Sr. and Harold, daughters Colette Kaanapu and Rosette Carter, 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Flowers welcome.

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Kuen Leung

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 25, 2014
Kuen Leung, 78, of Honolulu, owner of the Silver Palace Restaurant, died in Honolulu. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Anne Lai Fong; son Sei Jeong Yee; daughters Helen Y.I. Yee-Rosen, JoAnn Yee-Barrett and Clara Crowell; brothers Huang Ji, Wun Ji and Huon Ji; sisters Huan Rong and Xue Lian Liang; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Buddhist services at noon. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Cheryl Kay Lewis

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 5, 2014
Cheryl Kay Lewis, 66, of Hono­lulu, an office assistant, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in California. She is survived by son Jason, daughters Deirdre Toby and Regina Guzzo, father Robert “Bob,” mother Beverly Couch, brothers Craig and Chuck, and five grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Kailua Beach Park. Celebration of life and potluck: 5 p.m. at 41B Kai One Place, Kailua.

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Aitu Maugaotega

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 17, 2014
Aitu Maugaotega, 71, of Hono­lulu, a retired security officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Amaluia, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Ivoga; sons Faimafili, Pesamino, Aitu Jr., Fusi and Phillip; daughters Laina and Rosa Maugaotega, and Katerina Tovio; brothers Lafaele and Tagataese; sister Rosa Arellano; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Kalihi. Services: 10 a.m.-noon. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Robert Gail Nygren

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 17, 2014
Robert Gail Nygren, 82, of Honolulu, a retired handyman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Williamson River, Ore. He is survived by wife Marjorie K. “Marjorie Girl,” daughters Elizabeth K. Nygren-Yee and Ala Ide, sisters Joan Baszler and Sheri Wegner, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaimuki Ward, 4847 Kilauea Ave. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Michael James Piano

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 29, 2014
Michael James Piano, 70, of Kapaa, Kauai, a professional musician, died at home. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Judy; son Dominic; daughters Rachel, Nicole and Sarah; sister Bernadette; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Church, Kapaa. Gathering to follow at the Piano residence. Donations suggested to St. Catherine’s Food Pantry or Kauai Hospice.

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William Nika Pukahi Jr.

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 12, 2014
William Nika “Billy” Pukahi Jr., 63, of Pearl City, a Hawaii Loa College security officer, died in Aiea. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by sons Kalawaia F. and Kaala Ako; mother Clarice Honda; sisters Gail Atkinson, Mahealani Tabuya, Clarissa Moranha, and Beverly, Joyce and Alberta Pukahi; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kahuku Village Center, 56-576 Kamehameha Highway, across Kahuku Sugar Mill. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Teofilo S. Valdez Jr.

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Nov. 21, 2014
Teofilo S. “Junior” Valdez Jr., 65, of Waianae, a Nordic Construction retiree and retired farmer, died in Aiea. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Consolacion; sons Joseph, Teofilo III and James; daughter Alysha; mother Rosina; brothers Rodrigo, Gregorio, Pedrolando, Feliciano and Reynaldo; sisters Christina Lopez and Evelyn Nagtalon; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Loretta A. Abalos

Posted On January 1st, 2015 -

Dec. 19, 2014
Loretta A. Abalos, 82, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired homemaker, died. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Al and Martin, daughter Pearl Glanton, brothers Cris and Alfred Asuncion, sister Dolores Stollar and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Harvey M. Wiegert

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Dec. 16, 2014
Harvey M. Wiegert, 85, of Kailua, a retired Marine Corps master gunnery sergeant and an employee at Panorama Air Tours and Aloha Airlines, died in Hono­lulu. He was born in Evanston, Ill. He is survived by wife Dorothy H., son Kurt D., daughter Cheryl L. York, brother Edward H., sister Betty Rutam, stepbrothers Richard and Allan Johns, and stepsister Arlene Worth. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Donations suggested to Wounded Warriors Fund, Disabled American Veterans or any hospice program.

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Bobby Alipio Agpaoa

Posted On December 31st, 2014 -

Dec. 12, 2014
Bobby Alipio Agpaoa, 44, of Honolulu, a freelance graphics entrepreneur, died in Honolulu. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Elisa Q.R.; father Melquiades C.; brothers Joe, Leonard, William, Fernando and Bernard; and sisters Betty A. Peralta and Victoria A. Reyes. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Kalihi. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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