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Yoshio Watanabe

Posted On September 1st, 2014 -

Aug. 21, 2014
Yoshio Watanabe, 82, of Hilo, a retired County of Hawaii agriculturalist and an Army veteran, died at the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Marjorie, son Darryl, daughter Dana Grace, sister Mae Furutomo and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, east chapel. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional visitation on Hawaii island: 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Hilo Missionary Church. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Stephen Thomas French

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Aug. 9, 2014
Stephen Thomas “Steve” French, 51, of Hilo, a CDL truck driver for Suisan and an Air Force veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Arcadia, Calif. He is survived by wife Lolly, father Thomas and brothers Ken and Doug. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Graveside services: noon Sept. 8 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire.

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Douglas Kiyomi Mashino

Posted On September 1st, 2014 -

July 31, 2014
Douglas Kiyomi Mashino, 59, of Waipahu, a printer for Tongg Publishing Co., fish cutter for Foodland/Sack N Save and food and beverage manager for the Honolulu Zoo, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen Benarao; sons Douglas Jr., Derek and Mana; stepson Thomas Lieb; brothers Gary Lee and Sidney; sisters Annie W. Kuhlmann and Joyce Corpuz; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Eugene Matsuo Aihara

Posted On September 1st, 2014 -

Aug. 3, 2014
Eugene Matsuo Aihara, 78, of Hilo, a retired Verizon Hawaii employee and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Amy, son Keith, daughter Lori Sugiyama, brothers Toru and Raymond, sisters Chieko Hashizume and Sachiko Komata, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Sure Foundation Church in Hilo, Prince Kuhio Plaza. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Noelle Adrienne Gandaoli

Posted On September 1st, 2014 -

Aug. 16, 2014
Noelle Adrienne Gandaoli, 45, of Mission Viejo, Calif., a Ossur Americas employee, died in Mission Viejo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by wife Edie Eberhardt, brothers Aaron and Theron, and sister Dawnell Gandaoli-Cantado. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Diana Leona McCulloch

Posted On September 1st, 2014 -

Aug. 24, 2014
Diana Leona McCulloch, 50, of Ewa Beach died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Michael, son Chace, daughter Hannah, father Edward L. Brewer and brother Eddie Brewer. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary, 1150 Kikowaena St., Honolulu. Services: noon. Light refreshments to follow.

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John Lani Apana

Posted On September 1st, 2014 -

Aug. 13, 2014
John Lani Apana, 65, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a chef at various restaurants, died at Hospice’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Shannon; daughter Angelina Apana-Smith; brothers Bono, Julian and Andrew Aragon, and Robert Asagra; sisters Theresa Pahinui and Rita Aragon. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Sunday at Tiki Mama’s in Ocean View.

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Derick Kealii O Haililani Gilman

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July 21, 2014
Derick Kealii O Haililani “Pops” Gilman, 61, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Honolulu, a financial adviser, died in Salt Lake City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Derwin, Dustin, Dwight, Derick Jr. and Kealii; daughters Darnell Gilman and Emily Radvilla; brother Asai; and sisters Ramona-Lynette Kahikina-Gilman, Dee Wright, Darlyin Emmsley and Rebecca Gilman. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waikalua Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Rod Tatsuo Nakabayashi

Posted On September 1st, 2014 -

Aug. 9, 2014
Rod Tatsuo Nakabayashi, 55, of Aiea, an Aloha Airlines flight attendant, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mercy A., father Yukio, mother Tatsuko and brother Ray M. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sarah Borges

Posted On September 1st, 2014 -

Aug. 19, 2014
Sarah Borges, 86, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired manager for the former Iolani Hotel in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Melvin Sr., nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Paradise Drive Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 15-1517 Paradise Drive, Keaau. No flowers.

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Eleanor B. Guillermo

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Aug. 14, 2014
Eleanor B. “Ellen” Guillermo, 49, of Honolulu, a Hilton Hawaiian Village housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Napoleon L., sons Emil B. and Krysewzyski B. Bedan, daughter Eugina B. Bedan, father Antonio Buyacao Sr., two brothers, five sisters and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Victorina L.B. Olipares

Posted On September 1st, 2014 -

Aug. 29, 2014
Victorina Lorenzo Barut Olipares, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Outrigger Waikiki Hotel and Holiday Inn housekeeper and an elementary schoolteacher in the Philippines, died in Honolulu. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Micolas P.; son Hubert B. Olipares; daughters Violet O. Dela Cruz and Harlean O. Ogawa; brothers Loreto, Filemon and Marcelino Barut; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Pastora Rarangol Cenence

Posted On September 1st, 2014 -

Aug. 20, 2014
Pastora Rarangol Cenence, 88, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pearl City. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Justo Jr.; daughters Arceli Udani, Alicia Cenence and Evelyn Cadiz; brothers David and Constante Rarangol; sisters Florentina Palola and Marcela Tabilin; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Filipino United Church of Christ. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Paul Paka Jardine

Posted On September 1st, 2014 -

Aug. 11, 2014
Paul Paka “PJ” Jardine, 55, of Kailua, a self-employed tile setter with PJ’s Tiling, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Olivia Belaski and Ashley and Tatiana Jardine; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Beach Park Pavilion. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Steve Ozark

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

July 24, 2014
Steve Ozark, 63, of Kaneohe, owner and operator of Caterer to the Stars, died in Nashville, Tenn. He was born in New York City. He is survived by brother Leon, and sisters Ellen Riches and Nadine Xander. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Saturday at the Waikiki Elks Club. Aloha attire. No flowers. Nonperishable food items welcome, to be donated to River of Life Mission in Ozark’s honor.

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Bernice J. Faborito

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 25, 2014
Bernice Judith Faborito, 85, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Felix; sons James R. Robinson and Felix “Willie” and Kenneth T. Faborito; daughters Pamela Faborito and Carolyn Gaspar; brothers Koon Chong Chin and Koon Fook Yen; sisters Cecilia Davis, Mary Jones and Susan Tom; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Nephrine Kapule Pau

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

July 1, 2014
Nephrine Kapule “Eddie” Pau, 77, of Honolulu, a retired pre-delivery manager at Honolulu Ford and former employee of Pflueger Lincoln-Mercury and Wholesale Motors, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yvonne; sons Rossun, Brandon, Tyler and Tanner; daughter Roxanne Daskauskas; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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James Ross Jeter

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 22, 2014
James Ross “Jim” Jeter, 47, of Kihei, co-owner of Custom View window covering business, died at home. He was born in Denver. He is survived by mother Carol, and brothers Jay and Jon. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Fumiko Sakakihara

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 20, 2014
Fumiko “Fanny” Sakakihara, 84, of Wailuku, a school secretary for Kihei Elementary and Iao Intermediate, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Scott, sister Susan Yoshizu and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Sept. 7 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Annie Leihulu Ikuwa Kaaa

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 12, 2014
Annie Leihulu Ikuwa “Ane” Kaaa, 101, of Honolulu, a federal government retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Roy, daughter Karlotta-Ann, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Private interment of ashes. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Helen Sueko Taira

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

June 7, 2014
Helen Sueko Taira, 84, of Sacramento, Calif., a retired bookkeeper, died in University of California, Davis Medical Center. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by son Steven Kelly; daughters Gale Lee, Elizabeth Hapka and Nancy Turk; brothers Richard and Robert; sister Jane Inukai; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Telesia Marianna Sala Kleman

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 22, 2014
Telesia Marianna Sala Kleman, 80, of Avaio, American Samoa, a retired waitress, died at Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Tevesi “Junior” and Maumau Tuaolo; daughters Kelesia Novera, Sii Tuia and Lemalie Feagaimaalii; brother Siafolau A. Sala; sister June A.M.S. Gets; 21 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at Moanalua Mortuary Chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m. Burial in American Samoa at a later date. Online condolences: kenordensteinfunerals.com.

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Joan Teiko Taguchi

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 11, 2014
Joan Teiko Taguchi, 83, of Wailuku, a retail sales clerk for Pocketbook Man, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Makawao. She is survived by son Lester, daughters Sharon and Grace, brother Paul Inazaki, sister Reiko Yoshizu, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Fumiye Aotaki

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 17, 2014
Fumiye Aotaki, 88, of Lahaina, a shipping clerk for Maui Land and Pineapple Co., died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Takeo, son Lloyd, daughter Karen Ng, brothers Husao and Rikio Okamoto, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Lahaina Jodo Mission. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Florentine Constance Lantry

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 18, 2014
Florentine Constance Lantry, 82, of Kailua died in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She was born in Granby, Mass. She is survived by husband Robert D., daughter Maryann Crow and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Kenso Toyama

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

March 28, 2014
Kenso “K” Toyama, 89, of Las Vegas, formerly of San Francisco and Honolulu, a Matson merchant seaman, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Phillip Toyama and Keola Ka’uhane; daughters Kathy Munar, Edwina Daly, Sharon Higa, Claire Valdez and Donna Wheeler; brother William “Masa”; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Oahu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Marcie Ilima Naehu Botelho

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 14, 2014
Marcie Ilima Naehu “Honey Girl” Botelho, 64, of Aiea, a United Airlines reservations agent, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael J.; daughters Mahina Naehu-Gutierrez and Kamaile Ellis; brothers Wadsworth and Blaise Naehu; sisters Wanda Lee and Ethel Naehu and Minerva Hohaia; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 99-641 Pohue St., Aiea. Services: 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Curtis Keala Mahoe

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 18, 2014
Curtis Keala Mahoe, 79, of Pearl City, a retired city wastewater supervisor, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Sophronia Mahoe, Oriana Tuifagu and Corinne Moreno; brother Arthur “Bunny”; hanai sons Arnold “Bojo” Mahoe and Albert Aea III; hanai brothers Alvin and Harrison Iosua; hanai sisters Clara Mahoe, Lapreal Burgess, Vernetta Hall, Katherine Berard and Lucy Coughenhour; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pearl City 2nd Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 94-210 Kahualii St., Waipahu. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Nena Andaya Valdez

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Aug. 20, 2014
Nena Andaya Valdez, 64, of Kahului, a housekeeping inspectress for Maui Beach Vacation Club, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Narvacan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Alfredo, son Romel, daughters Gladys Torricer and Shirlyn Gunderson, brothers Vic and Mark Andaya, sisters Angelita Gaspar and Flora Torres, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Services: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Samuel Buist Jr.

Posted On August 31st, 2014 -

Aug. 19, 2014
Samuel “John” Buist Jr., 55, of Pukalani, a project engineer for Goodfellow Bros. and Bowers and Kubota Consulting, died at home. He was born in Santa Ana, Calif. He is survived by wife Alvina Kaiwi-Buist, daughter Gabrielle, stepson Quentin Kaiwi, stepdaughter Heather Kaiwi, mother M. Gwendolyn, brother P. Brent, sister Mary Johnson and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice Maui and the Pacific Cancer Institute, Maui, in memory of S. “John” Buist Jr. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuary.com.

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