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Masako Yukimura

Posted On March 18th, 2015 -

March 15, 2015
Masako Yukimura, 94, of Lihue, a proprietor of Yukimura Store in Lihue, died at home. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. She is survived by sons Paul and Peter, daughter Lisa Jeffery, brothers Bob and Stan Hiraoka, sisters Sally Kingman and Kiyoko Aoki, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Lihue Christian Church. Celebration of life: 5:30 p.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Kauai Hospice, 4457 Pahee St., Lihue, HI 96766.

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Elizabeth Michie Echavaria Yonemoto

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 26, 2015
Elizabeth Michie Echavaria Yonemoto, 80, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Isao Yonemoto; sons Waryck and Darryl Echavaria; daughters Debra Aoki, Wendy Mitchell and Rayna Toledo; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Eiko Nii

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 7, 2015
Eiko Nii, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired Times Super Market deli clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puna, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Janice Chong; brothers Kozo, Masa and Richard Hirayama; sisters Sadako Yama­shita, Hisae Ibara and Naomi Shiigi; companion Robert Arakawa; and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.
com.

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Rogelio Gervacio Esteban

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 24, 2015
Rogelio Gervacio Esteban, also known as “Eliong,” “Rogel” and “Roger,” 69, of Wahiawa, a retired packer and crater for Crown Pacific Moving Co., died in Wahiawa. He was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Nena B.; son James; daughters Mary Ann and Joyce Este­ban, and Janadine Kang; brothers Antonio and Florendo; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. March 24 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Mass: 7 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. March 25 at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Edwin Takayuki Ogasawara

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 10, 2015
Edwin Takayuki Ogasawara, 87, of Hono­lulu, a retired C. Brewer & Co. factory manager and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Laura K.O. Lum, Kathryn E. Miller, Ruth A. Takemoto, Amy A. Cieslik and Faye K. Ogasawara; sisters Suzanne Oshita and Gail Morohoshi; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Moiliili Hongwanji Mission. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mildred Lucile Greig

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 26, 2015
Mildred Lucile Greig, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Parma, Mo. She is survived by husband Judge Ronald B. and son Richard Peterson. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Patrick Leroy Paiva

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

March 1, 2015
Patrick Leroy Paiva, 69, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired service truck driver for Hilo Coast Proc­essing Co. and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Lynette Yoshikawa; son Bryan; daughter Kristie; brothers Gerald, Michael and Peter; sisters Alice Nathaniel, Victoria De Luz, Theresa Matthews, Roxanne Arakaki and Susan Paiva; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Esther Kalakauaehu Hopu

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 26, 2015
Esther Kalakauaehu Hopu, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired lead food prep employee for Pan American World Airways flight kitchen, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hono­lulu. She is survived by son Hiram B. “Reno” Jr., daughters Eleanor K. Mercado and Jaynee L. Chamberlin, nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawai
ianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Charlene S. Ramos

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 23, 2015
Charlene S. Ramos, 67, of Aiea, a Straub Clinic & Hospital retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Hono­lulu. She is survived by husband Leslie M.; sons Lance M. and Chad; mother Hatsuko Ara­kawa; sisters Aileen Hokama, Karen Ohira and Joy Higa; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:15 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:
6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Vivian Reyes Invencion

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

March 8, 2015
Vivian Reyes Invencion, 75, of Barrigada, Guam, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Gary, Jarrard and James; daughter Hydi; sisters Amelia Jacang, Dardanella Coquia and Fe Abellon; and four grandchildren. Services in Guam. Online condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Sarah Ka‘awa Lau o Puna Kaupiko Ruis

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 5, 2015
Sarah Ka‘awa Lau o Puna Kaupiko “Ukulii” Ruis, 85, of Waimea, Hawaii, a fisherwoman, owner of Sarah’s Ranch, dairy farmer and co-owner of Ruis Enterprises, died in Kohala Hospital. She was born in Milolii, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Wayne and Wilbert Kaupiko, five stepchildren, brother Wilfred Kaupiko, sisters Winona Tahara and Naomi Naipo, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 28 at Hauoli Kamanao Church, Milolii. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. Lei and loose flowers welcome. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 959 Kamuela, HI 96743.

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Robert Kalauohena Kaahanui

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 17, 2015
Robert Kalauohena Kaahanui, 71, of Pahrump, Nev., formerly of Kaneohe, a heavy equipment operator, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Branden; daughters Wendy, Tracy and Reina Kaahanui, and Debbie Kaahanui-Hoyohoy; brothers John Jr. and Christopher Kaahanui, and John Nuuhiwa; sister Annie; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

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Helen Yasuko Takano

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 28, 2015
Helen Yasuko Takano, 87, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son David K.; daughters Gail S. McGee and Jamie H. Takano; hanai son Robert J. Hart; brothers Isaac, Kenji and Dennis Hamada; sisters Kiyoko Hamada and Arlene Watanabe; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m.

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Thomas Akana Jr.

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Jan. 26, 2015
Thomas “Tommy” Akana Jr., 96, of Honolulu, owner of Paradise Cruises, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Beatrice “Nani” Antonio and Brenda J. Kivalu; sons Rocky, Grant and Stacy; stepdaughter Barbara Jaber; 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to charity. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

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Albert Hoapili Kekoa

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Jan. 23, 2015
Albert Hoapili Kekoa, 75, of Aiea, a security guard for the Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki, Moana Surfrider, Princess Kaiulani and Waikiki Banyan hotels, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kathy; sons Michael, Mark and Matthew; daughter Kim Napo­leon; stepsons Isaac and Kalani Raphael; sister Eva; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools campus. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Sunday at Maunalua Bay. Aloha attire. No flowers. Contact Mark Kekoa at mkekoa1@gmail.com for information.

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Nellie Naoko Tanaka

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

March 6, 2015
Nellie Naoko Tanaka, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Fort Shafter Elementary School teacher, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Alton, brother Kiyoshi Nakagawa and sisters Stella Kaneshiro and Mae Suzuki. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Thelma Mitsuko Izutsu Akau

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 13, 2015
Thelma Mitsuko Izutsu Akau, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Washington Intermediate School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by son Dr. Cedric K., daughters Susan K. Akau-Naki and Joanna K. Akau, hanai daughter Akinina Williams, brothers Setsuo and Satoru Izutsu, sister Jane T. Naka­bayashi, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Straub Foundation.

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Marie Carol Aguiar Lemke

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 27, 2015
Marie Carol Aguiar Lemke, 90, of Kapaa, Kauai, a cattle rancher and owner of Lemke Ranch, and a entertainer and singer with the USO, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Beatrice Lemke-Newman and Kulamanu Medeiros; sons Paul, William “Bill” and Albert; sister Charlotte Seyer; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. March 28 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Kapaa. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Mona Lei Tsutahara

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 25, 2015
Mona Lei Tsutahara, 60, of Hilo, a retired program specialist for the state Department of Human Services Med-Quest Division, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Glenn, parents Donald and Harriet Yoshina, brother Dean Yoshina and sisters Rene Schnider and Nadine Dochin. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Esperdion Asugui Atmospera

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 12, 2015
Esperdion Asugui Atmospera, 96, of Aiea, a retired Castle & Cooke stevedore, died in Hono­lulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Richard, Clifford, Randy and John Atmospera and Alfred Rebolledo; daughter Marion Medeiros; 32 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:45 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Updated information for an obituary published Monday.

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Huu Ly

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

March 6, 2015
Huu Ly, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born inChina. She is survived by sons Stanley, Robert, Johnny and Scott Truong; daughter Maggie Lao; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Naomi Ku‘uleimomi Wela

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

March 1, 2015
Naomi Ku‘uleimomi Wela, 74, of Hilo, an employee of the telephone company, Woolworth and Hilo UnionSchool, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by hanai sister Flaviana “Flame” Makahanaloa and hanai brother Denton Dart. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mauna Kea Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Christopher Robert Borsch

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Jan. 27, 2015
Christopher Robert Borsch, 39, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Patti, stepfather Edward Lui, brothers Timmy and Brian, and sister Lisa Wardwell. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Pascual Soliva Madela

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Jan. 31, 2015
Pascual Soliva Madela, 97, of Kualoa, a retired private chauffeur for the Judd family, retired Kaaawa Farm piggery manager and a retired boxer, died in Kailua. He was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Joseph J.C. and brother Perfecto. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Edward Wolfe

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 28, 2015
Edward Wolfe, 65, of Wa­i­ma­nalo, owner of Country Liquor Store, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Keoni and Edward Jr., mother Rosaline B., brothers Victor and Thomas, sister Patricia Bunyan and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Services; 11 a.m.

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Rizal Dancel Castillo

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 26, 2015
Rizal Dancel Castillo, 93, of Waipahu, a city traffic coning driver, died at home. He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Isabelita J., sons John and James, daughter Jennifer and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwick oahu.com. Updated information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Keith Minoru Maekawa

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 17, 2015
Keith Minoru Mae­kawa, 82, of Hono­lulu, a retired architect for Paul Osumi AIA and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nora S., son Lynden R., daughters Renee K. Nakamoto and Tina M. Maekawa, sister Janet Matsumoto and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kevin H.S. Yuen

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 27, 2015
Kevin H.S. Yuen, 59, of Maui, an attorney and founder of The Law Offices of Kevin Yuen, and a public defender in Renton, Wash., died in Wailuku. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kale and Kawena; daughters Kiana, Kaila, Kirissa and Kiele; sisters Kathryn Yuen, Laureen Baker and Lynnette Ching; and brothers Oren and Joe. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Services at noon. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortu aries.com.

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Fely Fermin Chung

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

March 10, 2015
Fely Fermin Chung, 75, of Hono­lulu died in Kailua. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Albert. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Jehovah’s Witnesses, Central Congregation, 1228 Pensacola St. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Gensho Miyashiro

Posted On March 17th, 2015 -

Feb. 1, 2015
Gensho Miyashiro, 102, of Ewa Beach, a retired Ilikai and Pagoda hotels chef, died at home. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Yoshiko, daughters Leatrice Higa and Christine Botelho, brothers Gencho and Genbun Miyagi, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran