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George Okuhata

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March 25, 2014
George “Joe” Okuhata, 88, of Kailua, a retired Tai Hing Co. produce supervisor, died at home. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Lillian S., son Kevin M., daughter Jo Ann N. Iwami, sisters Betty Okuda and Margaret Wago, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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James L. Fitzgerald Jr.

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March 30, 2014
James L. Fitzgerald Jr., 78, of Aiea, a Navy officer, died in Aiea. He was born in Bayshore, N.Y. He is survived by wife Rebecca, daughter Karen Marrero, sister Jo An Feyerabend and a grandchild. Private services.

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Bertha Maioho

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March 21, 2014
Bertha Maioho, 94, of Honolulu, a Lanai Hotel housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Harvey and Rusty, daughter Maude Sato and six grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ruth Kee Up Adversalo

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March 17, 2014
Ruth Kee Up Adversalo, 91, of Honolulu, owner of Rumel’s Jewelry and Gifts Store, died in Honolulu. She was born in Mana, Kauai. She is survived by husband Meliton, son John, daughters Kathleen Ramento and Suzanne Lott, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 19 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Munhee Kim Samatra

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March 13, 2014
Munhee Kim “Sunja” Samatra, 71, of Waipahu, a caregiver in Lancaster, Calif., and Hawaii, died in Aiea. She was born in Korea. She is survived by husband Abelardo Sr.; son Abelardo “Bong” Jr.; daughters Tammy Harrow, Bernadette Acierto and Florence Tolentino; brothers Han Gu and Han Il Kim; sisters Soon Ja, Sook Ja, Yi Ja and Jeong Ja Kim; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ronald Freitas

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March 8, 2014
Ronald Freitas, 66, of Ewa Beach died at home. He was born on Maui. He is survived by brothers John, Terry and Jacob; and sisters Diane Cabuhut, Toni Haq, Brenda Freitas and Mary Bowman. Contact family for service information.

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Alma Malo

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March 24, 2014
Alma “Kam Fah” Malo, 83, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son George Jr.; daughters Yodie N. Mizukami, Charis Keala Akiona and Pearl Malo; sisters Flora Franco; caregiver Duson Mizukami; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lucille Maria Aki

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March 29, 2014
Lucille Maria “Pi’ilani” Aki, 59, of Hilo, an educational assistant, vice principal and parent community networking coordinator at Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Corinne Inada-Aki, hanai daughter Karen Ikeda, brothers Ernest Kahili and Ronald “Kehaulani” Kekoa, and sisters Eva Inada and Antoinette “Toni” Kaipo. No services.

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Siona Fa’asulu So’oalo

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March 24, 2014
Siona Fa’asulu So’oalo, 80, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance employee at LBJ Medical Center, American Samoa, died at home. He was born in Savai’i, Samoa. He is survived by wife So’onafai; sons Ali’itama, Lasi, Tui and Malotutoatasi; daughter Fetaia’i; sister Fetaia’i Levao; 46 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Fusao Fujimoto

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March 25, 2014
Fusao Fujimoto, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. computer technician, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by brother Kazuo. Services: 1:45 p.m. April 19 at Jodo Mission of Hawaii. Private inurnment.

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Vicente Salvacion Manzano

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March 28, 2014
Vicente Salvacion Manzano, 68, of Oxnard, Calif., a civil service warehouseman and an Army veteran, died in Los Angeles. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dionisia “Dee Dee”; son Randy; daughters Cynthia Harris, Priscilla Morales and Kristina Manzano; brother Benjamin; and sisters Irene Coe, Pearla Bagood, Ruthie Esdicul, Judy Cajigal and Lorraine Shimabukuro. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. April 21 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Premitivo Ames

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March 17, 2014
Premitivo “T-Bong” Ames, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired heavy equipment operator for Richard Lee Construction, died in Kailua. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Florentina G. “Florence”; sons Premitivo G., David and Lyle Benjamin; daughters Gwendolyn Toda and Donna Marie Arevalo; sisters Juanita Gemino and Conchita Padayao; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. April 19 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Albert Spear

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Jan. 24, 2014
Albert Spear, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Navy Seabee, retired Asia Pacific construction administrator for the U.S. government, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Seiko, son Andrew and a grandchild. Private services.

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William Darnell Gates Sr.

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March 18, 2014
William Darnell Gates Sr., 56, of Makaha, a founder and chief executive officer of The Active Hawaii Organization and an Army veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Gary, Ind. He is survived by sons William Jr., Benjamin and Cedric; daughters Emerald and Ann; brothers JerVean and Robert; sisters Constance and Detrice Gates, and Lela James; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Formal or aloha attire.

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Vic Garo Miguel

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March 17, 2014
Vic Garo Miguel, 71, of Aiea, a retired machine operator for Coca-Cola Bottling Co., died in Aiea. He was born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Estrellita “Esther,” son Michael, daughters Jennifer G. Miguel and Geraldine Miguel-Lukela, brother Reymundo, sister Rebecca Ancheta and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Esther Palijo Apelin

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March 19, 2014
Esther Palijo Apelin, 83, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Eulogio “Ely” Jr. and Edmund R., brother Wally Palijo, sister Cita Palijo-Bueno and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Updated service information for an obituary published Friday.

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Yukio Sumida

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March 11, 2014
Yukio “Dick” Sumida, 101, of Honolulu, a state Department of Agriculture retiree, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by sons Melvin, Francis “Frank” and Dennis; brother Sadamu “Sandy”; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kikujiro Inafuku

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March 19, 2014
Kikujiro “Edward” Inafuku, 92, of Pearl City, a retired pharmacist, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Todd, Keith and Bruce; daughter Valerie Nagaji; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Dale Mark Miyahira

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March 27, 2014
Dale Mark Miyahira, 65, of Honolulu, a retired rigger at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 740, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Edna M., mother Ethel M., brother Dr. Michael D. and sister Sheryl L. Nicholson. Private services.

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William James Bennett

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April 4, 2014
William James Bennett, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department major and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Fairfield, Ala. He is survived by wife Marietta H., son Terry, daughter Cassandra B. Huihui and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Quintin K. Tagara

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March 10, 2014
Quintin K. “Tony” Tagara, 87, of Ewa Beach, a retiree from the Queen’s Medical Center and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Roquina, sons Rodney Q. and Quintin Jr., daughters Roxanne Giron and Cheryl Gonzalez, seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Norman Akira Inouye

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April 6, 2014
Norman Akira Inouye, 68, of Kaneohe, a retired KHI Builders carpenter, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathy L., son Russ L.S., daughters Kelly R. Carson and Nikki E. Kaneshiro, brothers Kenneth “Butch” Inouye and Arnold Kala, sister Susan Montoya and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hope Chapel-Kaneohe Bay. Services: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Friday.

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Elsie Yoshie Miyashiro

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March 13, 2014
Elsie Yoshie Miyashiro, 87, of Kaneohe, former owner of Elsie and Jean’s Lunchwagon, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in South Hilo. She is survived by daughter Lynn Neal; brothers Major, Jessie and Kaname Chinen; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Cobey Black

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March 27, 2014
Cobey Black, 91, of Honolulu, a columnist for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and The Honolulu Advertiser, will be remembered in services 4 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Visitation: 3 p.m. Private committal services. She was born in Washington, D.C. She is survived by sons Nicholas, Brian and Bruce; daughters Star Black and Noel Ackerman; sister Betty Senescu; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com. Updated service information for an obituary published March 31.

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Nu To Truong

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March 18, 2014
Nu To Truong, 73, of Honolulu, a chef, died in Honolulu. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by husband Duong Duong; sons Steven, Benny and Sieu; daughters Hong Duong, Heidi Thai and Jocelyn Wong; and six grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. April 19 at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Benjamin V. Jasmin

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March 11, 2014
Benjamin V. Jasmin, 70, of Honolulu, a retired United Parcel Service truck driver, Kailua and Waimanalo routes, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Flora J.; sons Alan and Chad; daughter Shariemar Iaea; brothers Franklin and Hemingway; sisters Lolita “Nani” Vidaurri, Jane Galase and Joy Tolentino; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Updated service information for an obituary published Friday.

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Margaret Masayo Mizunaka

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April 4, 2014
Margaret Masayo Mizunaka, 89, of Ewa Beach, a retired state Department of Education cafeteria employee, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Charles, Glenn and Mark; brothers Shintetsu, Shinkichi and Stanley Moromisato; sister Mildred Kibota; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Roger Tsung Ded Chong

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March 31, 2014
Roger Tsung Ded Chong, 69, of Honolulu, a U.S. Postal Service carrier and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kay, daughters Deanna Takasawa and Reyna Uchida, stepmother Rosa, brothers Elliott and Titus, sister Carol Ann Valdez and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. April 19 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Jean Taeko Sasaki Wong

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March 23, 2014
Jean Taeko Sasaki Wong, 84, of Kaneohe, a preschool director and teacher for Hauoli Na Keiki, died at home. She was born in Kahaluu. She is survived by daughters Naomi Yamada and Cecily Ornelles, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Sidney Katsuto Kurosawa

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March 14, 2014
Sidney Katsuto Kurosawa, 77, of Honolulu, a retired resource management specialist for the Bureau of Yards & Docks at Barbers Point, a retiree of the city Corporation Counsel Office’s Family Support Division and a Coast Guard veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edna K.; daughters Sheryl Takara and Debbie Sakata; brothers Wayne K. and Roy M.; sisters Phyllis Y. Komori, Barbara H. Fukumoto, Lorraine T. Nanbu and Jeanie S. Muranaka; and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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