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Kalei Pamela Shaw

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

April 25, 2014
Kalei Pamela Shaw, 57, of Anchorage, Alaska, an office administrator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James E.; son Donovan C. Preza; stepson James J.; stepdaughters Shannon E. and Cynthia M. Shaw, and Kimberly A. Pickert; brothers Harry P. and Philip Asuncion Jr.; sisters Elizabeth K. Jacobe and Andrecita R. Prehn; and eight step-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Hazel Amelia Hazel

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

May 6, 2014
Hazel Amelia Hazel, infant daughter of Jeffrey and Diane Henry of Waianae, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Private services.

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Shizue Matsubara

Posted On May 20th, 2014 -

April 28, 2014
Shizue Matsubara, 94, of Kaneohe, a Del Monte food preparation employee, died in Kaneohe. She was born in South Hilo. She is survived by husband Masatoshi; daughters Eda I. Chin and Karen K. Kodama; brother Shiro Higaki; sisters Bettie F. Kakemoto, Aileen M. Keliikuloa and Michiko and Esther M. Higaki; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services. Flowers welcome.

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Francis J.E. Silva

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

April 15, 2014
Francis J.E. “Sammy” Silva, 34, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Siai; mother Sofia M.; biological mother Elizabeth Lealaimatafao; brothers Tau, Edwin, David, Francis, Jerry, Andrew, Pesi, Joseph and Oscar Silva, Tino Moe and Bradley Padilla; and sisters Suzanna Passi, Maggie Purcell, Easter and Sofia Silva, and Ane Lealaimatafao. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual and aloha attire.

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Wan Ja Iida

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 9, 2014
Wan Ja Iida, 72, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Japan. She is survived by daughters Wanda G. and Mary Ann Young, sister Hyon Su, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Vicente Tapocol Torricer

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 8, 2014
Vicente Tapocol Torricer, 85, of Las Vegas, a retired paper cutter operator for Naval Printing and Publication Service at Pearl Harbor Naval Station, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Robert and Robin Torricer, and Glenn Ballangao; daughter Roberta Mendoza; sisters Maxine Ballangao and Charlene Biho; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Las Vegas.

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Donald Lee Karsten

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 11, 2014
Donald Lee “Duke” Karsten, 79, of Aiea, a businessman and a Navy veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Hammond, Ind. He is survived by son William “Bill,” daughters Pamela Karsten-Diaz and Sheila Karsten, brother Harry Jr., five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road. Mass: 11 a.m.

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Ronald Mun Guy Wun

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

April 18, 2014
Ronald Mun Guy Wun, 72, of Honolulu, a retired IRS employee and retired Army Reserve veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Caren Lee Fukushima, brother Randall Wun, sisters Patricia Ling and Jean Mar, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Clifford Kotaro Kobayashi

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

April 6, 2014
Dr. Clifford Kotaro Kobayashi, 94, of Honolulu, a retired pediatrician and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Cathy; daughters Mary Lowenberg, Susan Schwab, Dr. Barbara Kobayashi and Rita May; brothers Buddy and Victor Kobayashi; sister Constance Yamamoto; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square. Services: 1:30 p.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Cathedral of Saint Andrew.

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Helen S.H. Yee

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

April 4, 2014
Helen S.H. Yee, 97, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Harold, daughter Lynnette Ogata and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Amy Char Lam

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 10, 2014
Amy Char Lam, 83, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Daniel S., sons Thomas and Paul, daughter Tricia, brother Lloyd Char, sisters Jean Gong and Aileen Lum, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Brent Tatsuo Yokota

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

March 16, 2014
Brent Tatsuo Yokota, 46, of Pearl City, a state Department of the Attorney General employee, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary H.Y.B., brothers Blane and Neal, and sister Jan. Private services.

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Beulah May Arakaki

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 3, 2014
Beulah May Arakaki, 77, of Aiea, a Sky Chef retiree, died in Ewa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Daniel, Dr. Henry Jr. and Randall; daughter Beth Ann “Ui”; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Bessie Leah Marques

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 15, 2014
Bessie Leah Marques, 83, of Kaneohe, formerly of Santa Rosa, Calif., a retired Sonoma State Hospital occupational therapist, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by son Wayne, daughters Colette Faris and Wendy Weathers, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kay Kyoko Yokoyama

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

April 29, 2014
Kay Kyoko Yokoyama, 88, of Hilo, a retired state psychiatric social worker, artist and coordinator for the East Hawaii Cultural Council’s “Aloha Aina: Big Island Memories” book project, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Philip I. Miyamoto, brother George and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sean Gabriel Baldovi

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

April 19, 2014
Sean Gabriel Baldovi, infant son of Vincent and Perlita Baldovi of Waipahu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brothers John and Jem Mendoza, and grandparents Aquilino and Carmencita Baldovi, and Jaime Baldonado. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Melvin Manabu Ooka

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 1, 2014
Melvin Manabu Ooka, 86, of Pukalani, Maui, retired owner and operator of Ooka Sporting Goods Store in Wailuku, died at home. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Reiko and brother Stanley. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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James Cabral

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 12, 2014
James Cabral, 88, of Puhi, Kauai, a retired supervisor of the Kauai County Parks and Recreation Division and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. He is survived by wife Evelyn; sons Jimmy, Grady and Keith; daughters Cindy Soto and Monalisa Miguel; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. No flowers.

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Chevalier Renken

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

April 21, 2014
Chevalier “Chevy” Renken, 52, of Honolulu, a mason and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen; son Isaiah; daughters Chevelle, Porsche and Mercedes; brother Elmore; sisters Diana Mahi and Joanna, Penny, Cindy and Bonnie Renken; and four grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sunday at Central Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 1 p.m. Online condolences: kenordensteinfunerals.com.

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Renald Fernandez

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 7, 2014
Renald Fernandez, 86, of Kapolei, a harbor scheduler and a Marine veteran, died. He was born in Keaukaha, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lehua; son Renald; daughters Raynette Fernandez and Robin Acosta; brother Earl; sisters Elaine Mattson, Dawn Pokini, Marvis Matson and Merna Akana; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Makakilo Stake Center, 92-900 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha/casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Cancer Society of Hawaii or Alzheimer’s Association Oahu Chapter. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Steven M. Rosen

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 9, 2014
Steven M. Rosen, 65, of Benbrook, Texas, an auctioneer, died in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Shirley S., sons Dwayne Sakaguchi and Alexander Rosen, daughters Carrie Noto and Cayenne Totc, and sister Lana Fricke. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society.

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Denis Goo

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 3, 2014
Denis “Jiggie” Goo, 75, of Kailua, a retired PBX supervisor for Hawaiian Telephone Co., died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara, sons Paul and Bradley, daughters Debbi Keolanui and Lisa Parker, sisters Leota Jean Hussey and Helena “Honsey” Chong, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Lei welcome. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Kathleen Naomi Schmidt

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 12, 2014
Kathleen Naomi Schmidt, 52, of Honolulu, a former Macy’s sales associate and a former Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific activities coordinator, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gary M., daughter Jenica E. and father Choko Fukuhara. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Jane S. Hamamoto

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

April 21, 2014
Jane S. Hamamoto, 88, of Mililani, a retired Leilehua High School cafeteria worker, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert I., sons Dale H. and Robin S., brothers Teddy S. and Frederick Matsui, sister Lillian Y. Kim and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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James Kanae Shimizu

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 10, 2014
James Kanae Shimizu, 95, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed contractor doing business as James K. Shimizu Builder, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mae S., son Jon, daughter Kathleen Wilson and brothers Masaharu, Tsuneaki, Toshiaki and Akio. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thomas Wayne Hodgins

Posted On May 19th, 2014 -

May 8, 2014
Thomas Wayne “Tom” Hodgins, 64, of Waipahu, formerly of Molokai and Captain Cook, Hawaii, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Wilda A., brother William A. “Aka” and sisters Mary H. Higgins and Hannah Hodgins. Services to be held in Kona at a later date. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Wanda Wiona Jones

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 29, 2014
Wanda Wiona Jones, 67, of Makawao, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Frank T., son Nathan, brother Harry B. Woodd, sisters Helene Baker and Evelyn Kahaawi, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Makawao Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 1550 Kokomo Road, Haiku, Maui. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Yukie Takayama

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 29, 2014
Yukie Takayama, 90, of Wailuku, a hotel-industry launderer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Leonard, daughter Amy Ruidas, brother Patrick Kato, sisters Pat Nagai and Blanche Kato, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Felix Befitel

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 29, 2014
Felix Befitel, 99, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, died in Kaunakakai. He was born in Cabangaran, Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Crescencia, son Nelson, daughters Shirley Befitel and Lisa Fernandez, sisters Maria Billones and Emilia Balderama, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Kawika Nakaiewalu Kahakauwila

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

May 11, 2014
Kawika Nakaiewalu Kahakauwila, 30, of Paia, Maui, a Lahaina Car Wash auto detailer, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Daniel and Doreen, brothers Kaniela and Kimo, and grandparents Marion Russell and Miranda Duarte. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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