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Roy Dean Lemmon

Posted On February 12th, 2011 -

Feb. 3, 2011
Roy Dean Lemmon, 57, of Hilo, a maintenance technician, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Topeka, Kan. He is survived by brother Kinney and sisters Bertha Lemmon and Ruthie Levi. Celebration of life at a later date.

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Guy Champion Elderts

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Jan. 20, 2011
Guy Champion Elderts, 91, of Kaneohe, a Honolulu Community Action Program social worker and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Guy C. II, Charles V., Peter D., Michael A. and Laurence P.; daughters Anna L. Alisna and Lauren P. Russell; brother Donald; sister Dorothy L. Schefstrom; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:45 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery.

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Helen Irene Dods Marie

Posted On February 12th, 2011 -

Feb. 7, 2011
Helen Irene Dods Marie, 97, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Sharon Freeman. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Waikiki Elks Club. Private burial.

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Richard Laurence Frunzi

Posted On February 12th, 2011 -

Feb. 4, 2011
Richard Laurence Frunzi, 53, of Kula, Maui, self-employed estate planning attorney, died at home. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Mumei, son Scott, daughter Alexa, stepdaughter Jiayi Dai, mother Sandy and sister Susan. Services held.

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Helena Marie Nalani Oyamot

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Feb. 8, 2011
Helena Marie Nalani Oyamot, 49, of Waimea, Kauai, an M & H Service co-owner and Manu Kai logistic specialist, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Malcolm; daughters Jerene Oyamot and Brandee Turalde; father Stanywick Yadao; stepfather Francis De Costa; sisters Tammy Perreira, Stanette Kua and Kimberly Lanning; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 7 a.m. next Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kekaha, Kauai. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Francis Yoshitaka Goya

Posted On February 12th, 2011 -

Feb. 6, 2011
Francis Yoshitaka Goya, 86, of Honolulu, a retired security officer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Gary Y. and Brent Y.; daughters Elaine T. Nishihara, Pearl M. Wong and Irma A. Kaneshiro; brother Neal Y.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Carolyn C. Reynolds Shiroma

Posted On February 12th, 2011 -

Feb. 6, 2011
Carolyn C. Reynolds Shiroma, 88, of Ewa Beach, a retired Ilikai Hotel pantry employee, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George S., son Clark T. Reynolds, daughter Carolyn R.Y. Young, sister Delma Kiyomoto, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Gunter Heitmann

Posted On February 12th, 2011 -

Feb. 4, 2011
Gunter Heitmann, 77, of Kihei, a United Airlines sous-chef, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hamburg, Germany. He is survived by sons Jurgen and Peter, and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Rosina Stephen

Posted On February 12th, 2011 -

Jan. 30, 2011
Rosina Stephen, 36, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a dishwasher at Blane’s Drive Inn in Honokaa, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Majuro, Marshall Islands. She is survived by son Roy Lait, parents Ehsor Endere and Neiwaj Stephen, brother Billy and sister Persina. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Honokaa County Cemetery. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

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Benjamin Kazumi Hirata

Posted On February 12th, 2011 -

Jan. 13, 2011
Benjamin Kazumi Hirata, 74, of Las Vegas, a retired Raytheon and Holmes & Narver Inc. employee on Johnston Island, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by brother Thomas T. Private services held in Las Vegas. No monetary offerings.

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Shizuo Toma

Posted On February 12th, 2011 -

Jan. 18, 2011
Shizuo Toma, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Amfac Inc. appliance technician and an Army veteran who served with the 100th Infantry Battalion, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Gerald M., Howard S. and Lester M.; brother Goro; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Glenn Yoshio Ito

Posted On February 12th, 2011 -

Jan. 14, 2011
Glenn Yoshio Ito, 60, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Kiyoko “Kay” and brother Melvin. Private services.

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Laura Kuwaye Morioka

Posted On February 11th, 2011 -

Jan. 24, 2011
Laura Kuwaye Morioka, 91, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education secretary, died in the Plaza at Punchbowl. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wayne H., brother Walter Kuwaye and sister Marian K. Kikuchi. Private services.

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Elizabeth A. Howell

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Feb. 7, 2011
Elizabeth A. Howell, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Woodrow, sisters Annie Hinch and Helen Partinos, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Theresa’s Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Shigemitsu Nakashima

Posted On February 11th, 2011 -

Feb. 5, 2011
Shigemitsu “Shig” Nakashima, 89, of Kaneohe, a former state public welfare administrator and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet, sons Gerald and Michael, daughters Karen Kimura and Ellen Nakashima, brother Richard “Yasu,” six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church, 1401 Mahiole St. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Donations may be made to Hospice Hawaii or the American Cancer Society, Hawaii Chapter.

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Herbert Toshio Ishii

Posted On February 11th, 2011 -

Jan. 4, 2011
Herbert Toshio Ishii, 73, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and civilian inspector for the Inspector General Office at Fort Shafter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Amy; daughters Tracy McCarty and Joy Itoman; brothers Roy and Harley; sisters Nancy Okimura, Doreen Usui, Karen Matthews, Marlene Visaisouk and Roxanne Vagay; and four grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. No flowers.

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Motoharu Nakayama

Posted On February 11th, 2011 -

Jan. 25, 2011
Motoharu Nakayama, 91, of Honolulu, a nurseryman and a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village gardener, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gary S. and Dale H., daughter Lori M.N. Shimoda, brother Hideo, sister Martha T. Nakamura and five grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Clarence Toyomi Isobe

Posted On February 11th, 2011 -

Feb. 2, 2011
Clarence Toyomi Isobe, 76, of Honolulu, a retired commercial fisherman and Marine Corps veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by son Alvin; daughter Jeannie; sisters Florence Kato, Margo Iwami and Audris Abella; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Doris Mitsue Okimoto

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Jan. 19, 2011
Doris Mitsue Okimoto, 93, of Honolulu, a former owner of Sib’s Okazu Center in Los Angeles, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son James I., daughter Jo Ann O. Chinn, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Irene Kauwe Alexander

Posted On February 11th, 2011 -

Jan. 30, 2011
Irene Kauwe “Ola” Alexander, 63, of Honolulu, a retired Handi-Van driver, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Early “Toby,” Eric and Jason; daughter Chandell Asuncion; brothers Allen Kauhane and Robert Kauwe; sisters Yvonne Stevens, Annie Pasa, Eileen Sylva and Ginger Bastatas; and seven grandchildren. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Celebration of life at a later date. Aloha attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Tuesday.

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Sophie Almodova Ke-a

Posted On February 11th, 2011 -

Jan. 21, 2011
Sophie Almodova Ke-a, 90, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Elaine Searle and Mary Ann Chang; brothers Louis Jr., August, Benjamin and David Almodova; sisters Lydia Troche, Isabelle Carvalho and Margie DuPont; seven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Barbara Oswald

Posted On February 11th, 2011 -

Feb. 1, 2011
Barbara Oswald, 75, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Birkenhead, England. She is survived by sons Paul and Alan Williams. Private services.

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Jane N. Asato

Posted On February 11th, 2011 -

Jan. 30, 2011
Jane N. “Auntie Natchan” Asato, 89, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Dick N.; daughters Joyce Endo, Gloria Asato and Valarie Murakami; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Hyun Yung Kim

Posted On February 11th, 2011 -

Feb. 2, 2011
Hyun Yung Kim, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired P & L Market business owner, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by husband Duk Kwan Kim; son Barry Bum Kim; daughters Young Kim, Ji Eun Kim-Takeshita and Ji Sook Kim; brother Walter; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Maxima Dela Cruz Pascual

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Jan. 23, 2011
Maxima Dela Cruz Pascual, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center food service employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by hanai daughter Jenny Pavao; brother Joven Dela Cruz; sisters Anna Ignacio, Mercedes “Merced” Cayetano, Celina Clemente and Lolita Wieand; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Family services: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Leilani Pratt Bowen

Posted On February 11th, 2011 -

Feb. 6, 2011
Leilani Pratt Brown, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kealia, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Margaret P. and Pamela L., four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Outrigger Canoe Club. Scattering of ashes to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Raymond Akio Kimoto

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Jan. 10, 2011
Raymond Akio Kimoto, 64, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired county supervising building and project inspector and RAK Consulting owner, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Norman and Wayne. Private services.

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Melody Y. Phillips

Posted On February 11th, 2011 -

Jan. 15, 2011
Melody Y. Phillips, 49, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Korea. She is survived by mother Carol Ross, brothers Arthur and Mark, and sisters Sabina Wilford, Tasha Goff and Leah, Mary, Tabitha and Sara Ross. Services held.

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Mildred Walker Clendenin

Posted On February 11th, 2011 -

Jan. 29, 2011
Mildred Walker Clendenin, of Kailua, a fashion coordinator, died in Kailua. She was born in Sandoval, Ill. She is survived by daughters Sherri C. Royal and C.J. Rankin, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date in Honolulu and California. Donations may be made to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Sun Kien Lam

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Jan. 13, 2011
Sun Kien Lam, 87, of Honolulu, a retired broker for S.J. Lam Custom House Brokers and a Navy veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn, son Amery, daughters Karen Hirotsu and Avis Lam, brothers Ernest and Sun Choy, sister June Chun and five grandchildren. Private services.

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