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Florence Leialoha Peterson Gould

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Feb. 26, 2014
Florence Leialoha Peterson Gould, 91, of Aiea died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jeff, Jonathan, Alan, Greg G. and Cary V. Peterson; daughters Joan Lee and Mapuana Peterson; brother Ben; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rachel Susan McDonagh

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March 30, 2014
Rachel Susan McDonagh, also known as Barbara, Bobbi and Liko, 63, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, an elementary school teacher in Naalehu, Hawaii, and children’s books author, died at home. She was born in New York City. She is survived by cousins Mark Goldberg, Joanie Levine and Martin Schuler. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Thursday at Kahaluu Reserve Pavilion, Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii Community Foundation for the Stein Family Scholarship Fund.

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Ryan Jacob Hikila

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March 27, 2014
Ryan Jacob Hikila, 19, of Hauula died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Sosipeta; brothers Isi, Tonga, Ta’ani, Kateni, Simione, Bryan, Ford and Clarence; and sisters Mahola Hikila and Suiava Latu. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii North Stake, 55-600 Naniloa Loop. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

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Yoshiye Nishimoto

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March 11, 2014
Yoshiye “Hilda” Nishimoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired waitress at Victoria Inn, Kaimuki, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clarence, Daniel and Edwin; daughters Elaine Tamashiro and Sandra Nishimoto; brother Thomas Yamada; sister Jane Matsusaki; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Tolifili Kafalava

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March 28, 2014
Tolifili “Uili” Kafalava, 46, of Kailua, a construction worker, died in Kailua. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Meliame, brothers Simi Kafalava and Taufa ‘Akau’ola, and sisters Fane M. Fisilau, Lupe McDonald, Liliani T. Lua, Louana Mahe, Mina Latu, Mele F. Tu’i, Vakiola Kafalava, Sefiela Lafo’ou, Halamehi Kupu and ‘Akanete ‘Akau’ola. Visitation: 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua Ward, Kailua Road. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Betty Y.K. Okada

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Feb. 26, 2014
Betty Y.K. Okada, 91, of Pearl City, a Lualualei Ammunition Depot retiree, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Doug; daughters Linda Warashina, Millie Okada-Miura and Lisa Okada; brother Timothy Tom; sisters Alice Tom, Jennie Lee and Marsha Ho; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m.

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Mildred Kahalewai

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April 7, 2014
Mildred “Midge” Kahalewai, 78, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Richard; son Joseph Aguiar; daughters Darlene Kuwada, Marlene Kaaukai and Daveann Waters; brother Edwin P. Aguiar; sisters Jan Vierra, Thelma Kahakua and Carol Crall; 15 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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George Nobuo Oshita

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April 2, 2014
George Nobuo Oshita, 93, of Kapaa, Kauai, a pineapple, fruit and vegetable farmer, and journeyman carpenter, died at home. He was also an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and recipient of three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement. He was born in Anahola, Kauai. He is survived by sons Russell, Clayton and Marvin; brothers Clarence and Albert; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa United Church of Christ. Services: 10 a.m. Light lunch to follow. Burial to be held at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Albertina Sicily Kapuniai

Posted On April 8th, 2014 -

March 26, 2014
Albertina Sicily Kapuniai, 92, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James K.; sons Raymond, John and James; daughter Albertina Schroter; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Catholic Church, Nanakuli. Services: 9 a.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Committal services and burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Grace Setsuyo Ono

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March 17, 2014
Grce Setsuyo Ono, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Evelyn’s Lunch Room counter clerk, died in Hono­lulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James, son Earl, daughter Cheryl, brothers Howard and Lance Okimoto, sister Esther Kaneshiro and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Janet Elisa Dietz

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March 26, 2014
Janet Elisa Dietz, 75, of Hanalei, Kauai, a retired hostess for Coco Palms Hotel and Charo’s Restaurant, died at home. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She is survived by son Mario Hendrickson, daughter Kaiulani Palumbo, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon May 4 at Hanalei Black Pot. Updated service information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Norma Isabel Williams

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March 17, 2014
Norma Isabel Williams, 71, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert and Shane Cullen; daughters Tina Green, Lisa Cullen, Kaui Benson and Dawn Ubando; brothers Roger Sr. and Kenneth Antonio Sr., and Roberth Heath; sisters Juliana Boteilho, Martha Cornelio and Susan Villanueva; and 18 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie first ward chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: woolseymortuary. com.

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Alida Waoala Kauihana

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Feb. 7, 2014
Alida Waoala Kauihana, also known as “Tita” and “Gramz,” 74, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Samuel “Sammy Boy” Kauihana, Kuokoa K.S. Garcia, Kawena Mederios Jr. and Letomia “Mia” Lupe; daughters Alida “Pepe” Kumuhone, Julianna and Shirley Chock, Casandra “Sange” and Evelyn S. Kauihana, and Estina Olivera; brothers Joel “Kuki” and Daniel “Danny” Keku­hana; sister Minerva “Sweetie” Davis; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at Makua Beach Park, under the kamani nut tree. Services: 1 p.m. at Soka Gakkai International-USA Kaikan. Gathering to follow at Kakaako Waterfront Park.

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Yoshio Oshiro

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March 14, 2014
Yoshio Oshiro, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Mike Salta auto mechanic, died. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by wife Harue, daughters Joyce Nishimura and Shelley Kuramoto, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Frankie Feliciano Jr.

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March 3, 2014
Frankie Feliciano Jr., 42, of Wai­anae died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Frank E. Sr., brothers Franklin and Frank­min, and sisters Frandee and France Feliciano, and Francewella Hoopai. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waianae Baptist Church. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Kyana Makanani Kekuawela

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March 28, 2014
Kyana Makanani Kekuawela, infant daughter of Donna Lynn Ramil and Kristian Kekuawela of Kane­ohe, died in Castle Medical Center. She is also survived by brothers Dustin Ramil-Rivera, Dylan Dudoit and Kymani Kekuawela; grandparents Cynthia Rezentes and Donald Ramil Sr.; and great-grandmother Barbara Rezentes. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Dora-Lee Ululani Afong

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March 22, 2014
Dora-Lee Ululani “Missy” Afong, 57, of Waimanalo, a dance teacher at New Hope Kailua Halau, teacher’s aide for Blanche Pope and Kapunahala elementary schools, and a state Child Welfare Services employee, died in Wai­ma­nalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth; sons Keith, James and Daryl; daughter Kennedine “Kalei”; hanai son Charles Comer III; hanai daughter Erica Salsedo; brothers Paul and Russell Pakele; sisters Marilyn Pakele, Cindy Kauihana, Pauline “Lei” and Bonnie Garcia, and Paula Poahi; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sheri Lynn Poynter

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March 20, 2014
Sheri Lynn Poynter, 52, of Wai­pahu died in Waipahu. She is survived by son Jonathan, brothers Mark Poynter and Jeffrey Yama­saki, sister Lavern Nakatani and a grandchild. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Kwanji Fukuyama

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March 23, 2014
Kwanji Fukuyama, 90, of Kohala, Hawaii, a retired electrician for the Hawaii County Department of Water Supply and Kohala Sugar Mill, and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company K, during World War II, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Kohala. He is survived by son Peter; daughters Elissa Lindsey, Jennie Vega, Nina Sego­via and Stella Steinhoff; brother
Stanley; sister Tomie; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kalahikiola Congregational Church, Kohala. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Helen Yoshie Kubo

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March 27, 2014
Helen Yoshie Kubo, 79, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband kenneth K. “Sarge”; sons Keith C.K., Lane R. and Derek K.; daughters Cheryl K. Kubo and Michele K. Hatori; brothers Thomas Toshimasa, Robert and Thomas Toshiharu Eguchi; sister Ellen Matsuura; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Masako Yamaoka Ballesteros

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March 25, 2014
Masako Yamaoka Ballesteros, 94, of Hilo, a Kamehameha Garment seamstress and a Zippy’s McCully counter person, died in Honolulu. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Jimmy M. and Keith K.; daughters Juliet C. Rivera and Joanne K. Kobayashi; brother Dr. Donald M. Yamaoka; sisters Sumiko Kim, Kiyomi Okura and Fumie Kaneshiro; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Rhonda Scott

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Nov. 30, 2013
Rhonda Scott, 58, of Honolulu, a state social worker and substance abuse counselor, died. She was born in Denver. She is survived by daughters Alicia and Ashley, and sister Lora. Services held. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 29335, Honolulu, HI 96820.

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Natsue Abe Higashi

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April 2, 2014
Natsue Abe Higashi, 86, of Ele­ele, Kauai, a housecleaner, died in Kauai Care Center. She was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. She is survived by son Gerald, daughters Peggy Kiger and Evelyn Higashi, sister Setsuko Takahashi, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Eleele Baptist Church. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thomas Kwai Chong Luke

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March 21, 2014
Thomas Kwai Chong Luke, 90, of Honolulu, a retired federal command communications specialist and an Army veteran, died in Hono­lulu. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by wife Thelma, sons Derrick and Garrick, daughters Christine Kumano and Sharon Taba, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. April 15 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Josephine Fernandez Permito Barbieto

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March 17, 2014
Josephine Fernandez Permito Barbieto, 80, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died inWaimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Domingo; sons Anthony and Brian; daughters Sheila Rubio, Jocelyn Wells, Sharon Barbieto, Angela Kuloloia and Annette Cash; brother Wayne Permito; sisters Angelina Douglas, Judith Bernal, Gloria Jean Logronio, Marilyn Spinola-Smith, Yolanda Abad and Bernadette Lau; 22 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Margaret Sasaki Shishido

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March 31, 2014
Margaret Sasaki Shishido, 78, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Dr. Ralph M., sons Keith M. and Glenn T., sisters Gladys Goto and Lillian Yoshikawa, and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Lucille Hill

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April 1, 2014
Lucille Hill, 92, of Koloa, Kauai, a homemaker and an artist, died in Kauai Care Center. She was born in Salt Lake City. She is survived by son David S., daughter Judy Sanehira, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Denise Christie Manuel

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March 21, 2014
Denise Christie Manuel, 40, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband David Sr.; son David Jr.; daughters Chaslynn Abalos and Chaylin and Chanda Manuel; mother Toni Rodrigues; sisters Deena and Laurie Robley; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Koolau Baptist Church, Kaneohe. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mary M. Bronson

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April 4, 2014
Mary M. Bronson, 83,of Hono­lulu, a hairdresser, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Honolulu. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

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Derek Akito Woodruff Taniguchi

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March 9, 2014
Derek Akito Woodruff Tani­gu­chi, 60, of Kaneohe, an operations manager and buyer, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lori; son Dustin; daughters Nicole Crawford and Sasha Taniguchi; brother Everett; sisters Peggy Ann Abella, Valerie Streff, Deborah Itokazu, Dorayn Dragomanovich and Desiree Koya­nagi; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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