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Roberta Puahealani Cho

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

June 26, 2014
Roberta Puahealani “Berta” Cho, 80, of Kaneohe, an office manager, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harper and Pierre LaFortune, and Reid-Land Hacoba; daughters Harlytte Kahana-Reid and Rochelle LaFortune; sisters Sarah Cambra and JohnnieMae Myers; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Alfred Tabion

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

May 17, 2014
Alfred Tabion, 73, of Waipahu, a retired pipe fitter, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by son Anthony, daughters Shelly Antoque and Diane Tabion, brothers Phillip and Jose, sisters Gloria Kuriyama and Eleanor Machnicki, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Manuel Cordeiro Galdera

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 3, 2014
Manuel Cordeiro Galdera, 102, of Honolulu, a supply supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Lois Whitecliff, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Masato Tamura

Posted On July 22nd, 2014 -

July 3, 2014
Masato “Masa” Tamura, 88, of Hilo, a retired construction laborer for S.K. Oda Construction, died at home. He was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tsuruyo; sons Bob, Thomas and Gerry; sisters Hatsue Carvalho, Carol Okiuye and Shizue Sanekane; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hilo Hongwanji. Services: 4 p.m.

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Martha Lowrey Greenwell

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 13, 2014
Martha Lowrey Greenwell, 93, of Honokohau, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jimmy, daughter Wendy Craven, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Shizuko Tamashiro Tamashiro

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 9, 2014
Shizuko Tamashiro Tamashiro, 100, of Wailuku, a retired tofu maker, died in Maui MemorialMedical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Wallace, Stanley and Henry; daughter Shirley; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice Maui. Online condolences:nakamuramortuary.com.

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Carol Haruye Higa

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

May 1, 2014
Carol Haruye Higa, 70, of Aiea, a retired state Department of Education teacher at Kalihi Kai Elementary, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert N., sons Robby N. and Bryce J., daughter Carrine, sister Ann Kaneshiro and two grandchildren. Visitation:2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Baker Takeshi Taniguchi

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 16, 2014
Baker Takeshi Taniguchi, 94, of Waimea,Kauai, a Waimea Bakery manager and insurance and businessman, died in Waimea, Kauai. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kazue K.; sons Chad and Donn; brothers Hisao, Eisei and Dexter; sisters Yukie Kato, Yayoi S. Toma and Jane Okamoto; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life visitation:10 a.m. Friday at Waimea United Church of Christ. Services:11 a.m. Inurnment:2:30 p.m. at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. “Kauai attire.”No flowers.

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Robert Kiyozumi Higa

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 6, 2014
Robert Kiyozumi “Bobby” Higa, 86, of Honokaa, Hawaii, formerly of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. employee and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Tyrus and Zackery, daughters Natalie Higa and Renee Gonsalves, brother Edward, sister Ethel Miura and eight grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Friday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Services:9 a.m. Graveside services:2 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Casual attire.

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Sandy Somsanith Thipphavong

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 13, 2014
Sandy Somsanith Thipphavong, 64, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born inLaos. She is survived by son John; daughter Jane; brothers Chanh, Prirth, Kyrth and Peter; and sisters Somboune Yip, Phoune Li, Samaythong Nguyen and Diana Ho. Visitation:noon Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:1 p.m.

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Mitsue K. Ikuta

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 18, 2014
Mitsue K. Ikuta, 97, of Honolulu, a retired preschool teacher, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Wendell, daughter Ann Ibaraki, brother Goro Kinoshita and four grandchildren.Private services.

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Vina Marie Violante

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 14, 2014
Vina Marie Violante, 59, of Mililani, a retired vice president of computer operations at Bank of Hawaii and a bartender at Lisa’s House, died. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation:10 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Ethel Yoshiye Kaya

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 3, 2014
EthelYoshiye Kaya, 89, of Hauula, owner of Kaya Store in Punaluu, died in Hauula. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Wilfred Y., daughters Beverly T. Hashimoto and Geraldine S. Harada, brothers Paul T. and Teruo Kusunoki, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Ruby Kimiko Yabiku

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 5, 2014
Ruby Kimiko Yabiku, 89, of Honolulu, a retiredOutrigger Canoe Club office manager, died in Islands Hospice-Palolo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wayne T., hanai daughter Velma Tanaka, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Hing Chock Lau

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 7, 2014
Hing Chock Lau, 99, of Honolulu, a retired civil engineer for the federal government, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beatrice, sons William and Nelson, daughter Betty Jane Lau and sister Thelma Chun. Private services.

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Kimie Yoshida

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 22, 2014
Kimie Yoshida, 83, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by daughter Vera Yoshida; brothers James M. and Walter K. Nakamura; sisters Hatsue “Alice” Tanaka, Tessie Kagehiro and Florence Yamamoto; and two grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:11:30 a.m. at MililaniMemorial Park. Casual attire.

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Jan Barrie Marliave

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 23, 2014
Jan Barrie Marliave, 54, of Kailua, a CNA, died at home. She was born in Sacramento, Calif. She is survived by son Steven J.; brothers John Kruse, Claude Mavy, Mitchel Rankin and James Rose; and sister Joan R. Marliave-Kruse. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church, 1230 Kailua Road. Casual attire.

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Leonardo Calinggangan Miguel

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -


Death Notices
June 20, 2014

Leonardo Calinggangan “Ardo” Miguel, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Embossing Co. printer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Alejandro; daughters Tereza Giron, Myrna Dela Cruz and NidiaPascua; brothers Florencio, Roberto andAurelio; sisters Rosario Lampitoc and Margarita Baoayan; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples chapel. Services:10 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Online condolences:hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Evelyn Rose Naweli

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 10, 2014
Evelyn Rose “Blackie” Naweli, 81, of Kailua died in Kailua.She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband William J. Sr.; sons William Jr. and Ozzy Naweli and Michael Vial; daughters Joleen Phillips, Eveleen Tasaki, Bayleen Liu, Nicole Salcedo and Leilaneya Vial; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Saturday at Lanikai Boat Ramp. Services and scattering to follow. On5line condolences:hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Edith Suzuyo Noguchi

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 14, 2014
Edith Suzuyo Noguchi, 86, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Hugh, daughter Lyann T. Makishima, brothers George T. andAndrew T. Shimao, sisters Rose Nanbara and Florence Shijo, and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Eleanor Mitsuye Okamoto

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 5, 2014
Eleanor Mitsuye “Sluggo” Okamoto, 83, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lon; daughters Mauri Okamoto-Kearney, Erin Okamoto-Coker and Sheri Vandervoort; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Michael Aliifua

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

May 14, 2014
Michael Aliifua, 57, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Transit Services employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kaylyn and son Shepherd. Private services. Online condolences:hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Harry Tamotsu Oshiro

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 20, 2014
Harry Tamotsu Oshiro, 84, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shipwright and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Chieko A.; sons Eric Y., Earl H. and Hans T.; brother Norman N.; sisters Dorothy Moromisato, Margaret Miyashiro, Doris Kram, Betsy Kaneshiro and Becky Nakasone; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Florence Kauluae Cummings

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 9, 2014
Florence Kauluae “Kalu” Cummings, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Queen KapiolaniHotel housekeeping employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sonsMelvin and Samuel, daughters Andrea Hamilton and Moana Cummings, sister Ane Kaaa, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Academy. Mass:11 a.m. Private scattering. Online condolences:hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Janet Tsuyano Otaguro

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 29, 2014
Janet Tsuyano Otaguro, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel waitress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Glenna M. Akahoshi and Marcia S. Toyama, brother Koichi Ikawa, sisters Yasuko Yonemoto and Alice Ideta, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Zion Pomaikaiokalani DeGuzman Jr.

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 27, 2014
Zion Pomaikaiokalani DeGuzman Jr., 16, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Robin K.Poepoe; father Zion P. Sr.; sisters Keahi Pavao, Chantee Poepoe-Vigil, Chyrel Poepoe and Kaleolani Poepoe-DeGuzman; brother Kainoa Poepoe-Vigil; and grandmother Anita Kahana. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services:7 p.m. Casual attire.

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Felix Pacyau Jr.

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 21, 2014
Felix “Don” Pacyau Jr., 74, of Kaneohe, a retired farmer in Waiahole, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Daniel, Samuel and Kenneth; and sisters Shirley “Pua” Kapahu, Marilyn Pacyau andDiane Ahrens-Obedoza. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian MemorialPark Cemetery. Online condolences:hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Monica L.M. Fo

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 14, 2014
MonicaL.M. Fo, 47, of Mililani, an Outrigger Hotels employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Guy, son Dylan, mother Beatrice Manasas, brother Curtis Manasas and sister Lorrie Manasas-Liu. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences:BorthwickOahu.com.

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Nicholas George Spotkaeff III

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

June 23, 2014
Nicholas George Spotkaeff III, 54, of Kapolei died in Haleiwa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sonsKaiaka Spotkaeff and Kapono Pao, daughters Sasha-Anuhea Kamahele and Niki Spotkaeff, parents Nicholas Jr. and Maryknoll, brothers Kirt Spotkaeff and Paul Hioki, sisters Terrie-Lynn Spotkaeff and Kwai Gaspar, and two grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:11 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Shirley Gould

Posted On July 21st, 2014 -

July 7, 2014
Shirley Gould, 88, of Mililani died in Pearl City. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by sons Jeffrey and Douglas. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 99-210 Heleconia Place, Aiea. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii Foodbank at hawaiifoodbank.org.

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