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Tomas M. Cesneros

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

July 26, 2011
Tomas M. Cesneros, 72, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. He was born in Danao, Cebu City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Chita R.; sons Ted, Joe and Anthony; daughters Leilani and Lesli-Ann; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Isaac Kahele Joshua III

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

July 18, 2011
Isaac Kahele Joshua III, 55, of Aiea, a laborer in the construction industry, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Isaac K. IV, Jason K. and William K.; daughters Jennifer M. Fonseca and Joslynn K. Miller; brothers John Joshua and Larry Nakea; sisters Deborah Joshua, Rose Miller, Bernadette Denison, Patricia Mersberg, Kehau Martin and Maile-Jean Anakalea; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m.

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James Norio Sasaki

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

Aug. 10, 2011
James Norio “Fly” Sasaki, 85, of Honolulu, a retired city engineer and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn H., son Keith K., daughters Dayle S. Sasaki-Hamamoto and Kim M. Sasaki-Swindle, brother Tamotsu, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Pacia Badua Domingo

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

July 31, 2011
Pacia Badua “Pacing” Domingo, 84, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughter Precy Lorenzo; sisters Francisca Aguilar, Isidra Rigor and Teofila Vidad; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Henry Kaiponohea Kapiko

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

July 22, 2011
Henry Kaiponohea Kapiko, 54, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Donavan “Manuwai,” Hayden “Kahanu,” Richard and Vaughn Kapiko, and Cody and Cory Ahlo; daughters Erin and Kaimi; sisters Joann Nohara and Diane Lum; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Betsy Matsuko Seki

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

Aug. 13, 2011
Betsy Matsuko Seki, 93, of Manoa, a retired manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Melvin I., daughters Karen S. Tasaka and Susan K. Nakagawa, sister Alice K. Nishimura, caregivers Edelyn and Erlyne Baltazar, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Tevita Fehoko

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

Aug. 15, 2011
Tevita Fehoko, 79, of Laie died at home. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Sisilia; sons Sikaleti, Viliami and Sione; daughters Makeleta Falevai, Ofa Quinones and Lisa J. Fehoko; brother Keni; 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Kahuku United Methodist Church. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula 6th Tongan Ward. Burial: noon at Laie Cemetery. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Robert Esami Kawamura

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

July 30, 2011
Robert Esami Kawamura, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Air National Guard radar supervisor and a retired Air Force master sergeant, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy and brothers Paul and Gary. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

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Kona C. Smith

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

Aug. 3, 2011
Kona C. Smith, 77, of Aiea, a retired Hawaiiana teacher at Waianae High School and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by hanai daughters Pili and Precious, brother Arthur H. Jr. and sister Noella Sherwood. Services and scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pokai Bay at the heiau. Celebration of life to follow. Casual attire.

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Irene Irma Friis

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

July 29, 2011
Irene Irma Friis, 80, of Honolulu, a piano teacher at Sanders Music Store in Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by daughter Marta LaRue and sisters Victoria Small and Anita Warren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at SGI-USA Community Center, 2729 Pali Highway.

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Jian Shan Miao

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

Aug. 7, 2011
Jian Shan Miao, 96, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Zhong Shan, China. He is survived by wife Yu Yi Huang; sons Joc Chung Miw and Yang Ling, Tony and Danny Miao; daughter Hellen Chan; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services to follow. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Satoko Takayama

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

Aug. 6, 2011
Satoko Takayama, 89, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a homemaker, former Japanese-language teacher at Papaikou Hongwanji Mission and waitress at the former K.K. Tei Restaurant, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by son Keith, brothers Ichiro Ishida and Shigenobu Mitomi, sisters Yoshiko Ebihara and Fukue Ishida, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Kenneth Kapi‘olani Grace

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

Aug. 15, 2011
Richard Kenneth Kapi‘olani Grace, 69, of Mililani, retired owner of Hawaiian Western Transport, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Judy L.K.; sons Richard, Fred and Ed; daughter Anela L.; brothers George “Doi” and Edward; sister Laura Inouye; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Madeline Moniz

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

Aug. 14, 2011
Madeline Moniz, 75, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired custodian at Honokaa High and Elementary School, former custodian at Waimea Elementary and Intermediate School, and former room service waitress at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, died at her daughter’s home. She was born in Honokaa. She is survived by son Garrett, daughter Annette Kaipo, two grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, a great-grandchild and six step-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.

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Tapasu Tavete

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

Aug. 3, 2011
Tapasu Tavete, 62, of Waianae died in Honolulu. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Barbara N. Gomes; hanai son Chad Aiwohi; hanai daughters Coreen Kikila, Kim Rayno and Moana Freitas; and 10 hanai grandchildren. No services.

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Magdalena Pascua Gungab

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

July 31, 2011
Magdalena Pascua Gungab, 77, of Honolulu, a private nurse’s aide, died in Kailua. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Marlowe; brothers Conrado and Diego Pascua, and Efren Pascua Jr.; and sisters Veronica Tumamao, Leonida Cabel, Lourdes Tabon and Leticia Bareng. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church-Kalihi. Services: 6:45 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena’s Catholic Church. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Florence S. Nakamura

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

Aug. 3, 2011
Florence S. Nakamura, 80, of Honolulu died in Mililani. She was born in Kona. She is survived by son Daniel, daughter Lynne Harrison, sisters Hatsume Oyama and Alice Kono, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Audrey Asayo Vasconcellos

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

June 19, 2011
Audrey Asayo Vasconcellos, 70, of Pearl City, a Realtor at Sakuma Realty, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. She is survived by sons Randy and Val; daughter Jacque Lakatani; brothers Clayton, Alan and Dennis Ueno; sister Eunice Tanaka; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. (doors open) and 10:30 a.m. (services start) Sunday at Kualoa Ranch Hale Moli‘i, 49-560 Kamehameha Highway, Kaaawa. To confirm attendance, call 479-0478 or email aavasco@aol.com.

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Sumiko Hagio

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

Aug. 15, 2011
Sumiko Hagio, 84, of Volcano, Hawaii, a co-owner of Y. Hagio Farms and a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sons Ray, Ronald and Wesley; daughter Laureen; brothers Tom and Richard Matsumoto; and sister Suyeko Nishina. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Roman Edward Nemec

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

Aug. 6, 2011
Roman Edward Nemec, 88, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Ford Aerospace electrical engineer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Italy. He is survived by wife Yulenia. Private services.

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Michiko Lehua Puaolena Hatori-Whitney

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

Aug. 17, 2011
Michiko Lehua Puaolena Hatori-Whitney, 17, of Hilo, a student, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Benjamin and Chasity Hatori; brothers Donovan Hatori-Whitney, Dezmen Kanae, Ikaika Awong-Hatori and Izayah Hatori-Awong; sisters Napua and Jalia Hatori-Whitney, Kelsy-Ann and Deisha Whitney-Hatori, Ilihia Hatori-Awong and Ihilani Hatori; and grandparents Belinda Borges, Renee Makepa, Edward Cowell, Lavern Quintal and Phillip Whitney. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Jennie Mary Okada

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

July 20, 2011
Jennie Mary Okada, 78, of Pearl City, a retired Alu Like Inc. bookkeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gary, daughter Roberta “Bobbie” Brophy, sister Margie Akana and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Shigeno Hirota

Posted On August 22nd, 2011 -

July 31, 2011
Shigeno Hirota, 98, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Allan H., daughters Joyce H. Ohta and Ann E. Sugihara, brother Tadashi Shiraki, sister Harue Oda, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Miriam Yaeko Noda Ohye

Posted On August 21st, 2011 -

Aug. 2, 2011
Miriam Yaeko Noda Ohye, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Kaahumanu Elementary School teacher, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Jana Cooney and Sonya Miyashiro, sister Sachiko Yanagihara, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m.

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Theodore Leroy Carson

Posted On August 21st, 2011 -

Aug. 13, 2011
Theodore Leroy “Ted” Carson, 81, of Wailuku, a retired postmaster at Newport War College and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Newport, R.I. He is survived by sons Stephen, Gary, Wayne, Raymond, Ed and Shawn; daughter Michele; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church, 1627 B Mill St., Wailuku. Mass: 10 a.m. Refreshments to follow at the Carson family home. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to hospicemaui.org; MLK Center, 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., Newport, RI 02840, 401-846-4828; or Boys and Girls Club of Newport, 95 Church St., Newport, RI 02840, 401-847-6927.

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Tomomi Yokono

Posted On August 21st, 2011 -

Aug. 11, 2011
Tomomi “Tomo” Yokono, 89, of Mililani, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Stella Shiroma, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Allen Cha Soon Kim

Posted On August 21st, 2011 -

July 19, 2011
Allen Cha Soon Kim, 91, of Mililani, formerly of Honolulu, a retired mechanical engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jule, daughters Victoria Kim and Patricia Hill, and brother Chang Sun. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Eleanor Fisher Pence

Posted On August 21st, 2011 -

Aug. 15, 2011
Eleanor Fisher Pence, 98, of Honolulu died. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by son Tom Johnston; daughters Merrill and Drudi Johnston, and Suzy Hemmings; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society or Hanahauoli School.

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Jane Yuriko Ditzel

Posted On August 21st, 2011 -

Aug. 9, 2011
Jane Yuriko Ditzel of Honolulu, a retired state director of school food services, died. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughters Resi J. Suehiro and Lise L. Ditzel-Ma, sister Matsuko Haruguchi and three grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church. Services: 2:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Arthur Takeshi Komiyama

Posted On August 21st, 2011 -

July 30, 2011
Arthur Takeshi Komiyama, 91, of Hono-lulu, an accountant and office manager at John Hancock, and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Carol K. Matsunaga, sister Jane T. Shikasho and two grandchildren. Private services.

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