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Maria Biacan Roy

Posted On July 6th, 2013 -

June 24, 2013
Maria Biacan Roy, 96, of Ewa Beach, a self-employed sales vendor, died in Aiea. She was born in Mapandan, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Gil B. Jr., Victoria B. Roy-Tanabe, 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. July 13 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services in the Philippines. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Samuel Gibson

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June 18, 2013
Samuel “Sam” Gibson, 74, of Kailua, owner of Holiday Auto Sales and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susan, daughters Maria Sheriff and Joy Gibson, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 13 at St. John Vianney Church-Kailua. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Benjamin C.M. Tam

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June 18, 2013
Benjamin C.M. Tam, 76, of Honolulu, a locksmith and an Air Force veteran, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Franklin and sisters Donna Mae Tam and Sylviann Wong. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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James Yoshio Ishimine

Posted On July 6th, 2013 -

June 13, 2013
James Yoshio Ishimine, 77, of Honolulu, a laborer and an Army veteran, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Hazel and Judy Mae, brothers Charles and Wallace, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Chokichi Tamashiro

Posted On July 6th, 2013 -

June 21, 2013
Chokichi “Hank” Tamashiro, 91, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired state Department of Transportation Highways Division employee, died in Garden Isle Health Care. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Wayne, Randall and Warren; brother Susumu; sisters Yoshiko Awakuni, Kimie Nojima and Toyoko Lee; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

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John Yasumitsu Iwane

Posted On July 6th, 2013 -

June 12, 2013
John Yasumitsu Iwane, 96, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired county agent for the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Robert and Robin, brothers Jitsuo and Harold, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 13 at Christ Church Episcopal, Kealakekua. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mark E. Wahlman

Posted On July 6th, 2013 -

June 18, 2013
Mark E. Wahlman, 60, of Mililani, an Indiana High School Athletic Association official, and employee for Aloha Stadium and Ponderosa Steakhouse in Gary, Ind., died in Mililani. He was born in Gary. He is survived by brother Mitchell G. and sisters Mary A. and Margaret L. Private services.

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Daniel Doronio James

Posted On July 6th, 2013 -

May 30, 2013
Daniel Doronio James, 87, of Ewa Beach, a retired ground maintenance employee for Apcoa Parking, died in Aiea. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Roxy and Roberto, daughter Angelita, brother Francisco, sisters Manuela and Carmen, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. July 13 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Julie-Ann J.L. Won

Posted On July 6th, 2013 -

June 17, 2013
Julie-Ann J.L. “Juju” Won, 65, of Honolulu, a retired China Airlines passenger service agent, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard Galang and brothers Wilburm Wyatt and Wesley. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 13 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Norma Kuulei Kaunamano

Posted On July 6th, 2013 -

June 15, 2013
Norma Kuulei Kaunamano, 61, of Waimanalo, an eligibility outreach worker for Waimanalo Health Center and Ke Ola Mamo, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wayne Kalawaia Jr.; daughter Norma Jean “Kalei” McCoy; mother Amy C.Y. Cummings; brother Richard Cummings Jr.; sisters Kathleen Flemming, Gail Aoki and Robyn Kalahiki; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. July 13 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Donald A. Yoshimura

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June 11, 2013
Donald A. Yoshimura, 80, of Honolulu, a retired refrigeration mechanic for Heide & Cook and the City and County of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie, daughters Dawn Yoshimura-Smith and Dayna Nam, brother Richard and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Marilyn Luzviminda Labayog

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May 26, 2013
Marilyn Luzviminda “Luz” Labayog, 54, of Aiea, a Hathorian Inc. commercial property manager for Waipahu Shopping Plaza and Century 21 Home Finders Realtor, died in Rome. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by mother Antonette Horan, stepfather Richard Horan, brothers Lawrence and Lyric, and sisters Jennifer Saniatan and Donna Ann Low. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Program: 6:30 p.m. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Harris Y.S. Lum

Posted On July 6th, 2013 -

June 15, 2013
Harris Y.S. Lum, 89, of Kaneohe, a McCabe Hamilton & Renny accountant and manager and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Sidney, Neil “Shorty” and Nathan “Nate” Lum, and Mike Cahill; brothers Edwin Yau Hook, Melvin Yau On and Alvin Yau Look; sisters Florence Mew Ung, Grace Mew Lung, Mildred Mew Heong and Mary Mew On; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Grace Nobuko Nagamine

Posted On July 5th, 2013 -

June 21, 2013
Grace Nobuko Nagamine, 92, of Kapolei died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Robert M. and Ronald I., daughter Betty Ann N. Ishizaki, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Virginia White Winters

Posted On July 5th, 2013 -

July 2, 2013
Virginia White Winters, 94, of Lihue, a homemaker, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Whittier, Calif. She is survived by son Dale, brother Jack McMichael, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Tom Lei Yamasaki

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June 13, 2013
Tom Lei Yamasaki, 98, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Margaret H.; sons Gordon, Ryan and Kurt; daughters Gail Yamasaki and Sibyl Albano; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Katherine Tahira Yasui

Posted On July 5th, 2013 -

May 24, 2013
Katherine Tahira Yasui, 97, of Pearl City, a retired Sinclair Library Circulation Department head at University of Hawaii at Manoa, died in Pearl City. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Daniel and Michael, daughters Patricia M. Teeuw and Dianne N. Ishida, sister Nellie Oshige, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Akiko Yogi

Posted On July 5th, 2013 -

June 27, 2013
Akiko Yogi, 78, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Niigata-ken, Japan. She is survived by husband Masaichi. Private services.

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Edna Pualani Farden Bekeart

Posted On July 5th, 2013 -

June 17, 2013
Edna Pualani Farden Bekeart, 95, of Lahaina, an educator, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Bastel and Dana, daughter Marquita Denison, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. No services. Donations suggested to Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Lahaina. Online condolences: www.oahucemetery.org.

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Fermin Cachero

Posted On July 5th, 2013 -

June 12, 2013
Fermin Cachero, 60, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired kitchen helper at various restaurants, died. He was born in Kona. He is survived by mother Mary, brother Alan and sisters Gloria Cachero and Imelda Giltner. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Latter-day Saints Church. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

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Steven Joseph Dinnan

Posted On July 5th, 2013 -

June 20, 2013
Steven Joseph Dinnan, 60, of Kilauea, Kauai, a master carpenter, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by son Steven J., daughter Shawna and brothers Louis A. and Sean F. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at St. Catherine Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Reception: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Felix Castro Eleccion

Posted On July 5th, 2013 -

June 3, 2013
Felix Castro Eleccion, 88, of Waipahu, a retired Ono Construction Co. mason, died in Waipahu. He was born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Salome “Mameng”; son Bobby; daughters Tricia, Theda, Edwina, Alyson and Geneve; brothers Macario and Manolo; sisters Olympia Elaydo and Citas Eala; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Antonio Paakahile Inay

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May 17, 2013
Antonio Paakahile Inay, 80, of Ewa Beach, a retired security officer and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Kapoho, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Michael and Mark; brother Melvin “Blur”; sisters Hannah Gentry, Lorraine Ahyo and Marvis Miyashiro; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Additional information for an obituary published May 23.

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Sister Lucia Iwata

Posted On July 5th, 2013 -

June 30, 2013
Sister Lucia Iwata, 84, of Honolulu, formerly of Kula, Maui, a sister of the Sacred Hearts who was associated with various ministries and parishes in Honolulu, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by stepbrother Harry Kahunanui and stepsister Mildred Purdy. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Malia o ka Malu Convent, 1117 4th Ave., Kaimuki. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Yaeko Hirakawa Medeiros

Posted On July 5th, 2013 -

June 20, 2013
Yaeko Hirakawa Medeiros, 87, of Honomu, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Hospital employee, died in Springfield, Ill. She was born in Honohina, Hawaii. She is survived by son Bruce Ishibashi; daughters Linda Meyer, Betsy Tanoue and Velma Batin; sisters Tamae Shindo, Kay Ishii and Satsuki Nemoto; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Richard Mendez

Posted On July 5th, 2013 -

June 9, 2013
Richard Mendez, 80, of Honolulu, an Air Force senior master sergeant supply specialist and retiree, died in Ho-nolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Wayne and Richard Miles; daughters Brenda Moniz, Dora Mendez, Cynthia Smith, Lisa Perez and Michelle Brueggemann; brothers Rudy and Raymond Mendez; sister Helen Rodriguez; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Kahea Nawailohi Cacoulidis

Posted On July 4th, 2013 -

June 23, 2013
Kahea Nawailohi “Uncle Tata” Cacoulidis, 21, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a chef at Korner Pocket Bar and Grill in Kealakekua and prep person at Taco Del Mar, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by father Shannon; mother Terry Cunningham; stepmother Jodie; brothers Keone Santos and Kelsan Cacoulidis; sisters Keli Reny and Latasha and Brittany Harrison; hanai sister Mahina Akiona; and grandparents Loretta Cacoulidis and Michael Okunami, and Jimmy and Penny Cacoulidis. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Chapel, Waimea, Hawaii. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Tadashi Morisada

Posted On July 4th, 2013 -

June 21, 2013
Tadashi Morisada, 96, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed laundry chemical supplies manufacturer, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sons Dennis F. and Roy H. Private services.

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John Louis De Ponce III

Posted On July 4th, 2013 -

July 1, 2013
John Louis De Ponce III, 78, of Volcano, Hawaii, a freelance artist, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Santa Barbara, Calif. Services and celebration of life to be held at a later date.

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Yoshito Charles Oshita

Posted On July 4th, 2013 -

June 20, 2013
Yoshito Charles Oshita, 89, of Honolulu, a retired office equipment repairman for the U.S. Navy on Guam and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in The Plaza at Moanalua. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Shigeru and sister Doris Kamihara. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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