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Francis Militante

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

May 17, 2012
Francis “Lehua” Militante, 78, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, merchant seaman and Kalakaua Gym boxing trainer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Edi Tanaka, Georgette “Noelani” Militante, Georgene “Kehau” De Guzman, Karleen “Lehua” Agbayani and Karlette “Sui” Tario; brother Lehua Ritchie; and sisters Jane Chung and Maryann Boudreaux. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Community Church of Honolulu in Nuuanu. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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The Rev. Margaret Kalani Mahi Naeole

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

June 6, 2012
The Rev. Margaret Kalani Mahi Naeole, 68, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a minister at Ke Ola Mau Loa Church in Waimea, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers the Rev. Abraham, Jacob “Sonny Boy” and Paul; and sisters Elizabeth “Peka” Halualani, Dinah Kaikuana, Phoebe Hopfe and Katherine Mahi. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. June 29 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 9:30 a.m. Brunch to follow at the mortuary. Burial at noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Lillian Hatsuki Noda

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

June 12, 2012
Lillian Hatsuki Noda, 86, of Hilo, a retired teacher at Keaau Elementary School and Hilo Union School, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Laura and Diane Noda, Karen Emerson and Sharon Kataoka; brother Raymond Tanaka; sisters Patsy Hirata and Leonora Tanaka; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Holy Cross, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Shandora Ulumahiehie Santos

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

May 26, 2012
Shandora Ulumahiehie Santos, 43, of Waipahu, a former employee at Tesoro Hawaii, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Peter and Carol, brothers Shenandoah, Shane and Peterson and sister Shani Ann. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at His Name Is Jesus Tabernacle, 94-321 Leonui St., Waipahu. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Arlene Mae Schakel

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

June 15, 2012
Arlene Mae Schakel, 87, of Omao, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Iowa. She is survived by son Kevin, daughters Raelene Brown, Jody Stillwell, Kathy Schafer and Jan Larsen, 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Private celebration of life.

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Antonio Rivera Acoba

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

May 31, 2012
Antonio Rivera “Tony” Acoba, 85, of Honolulu, a Hilton Hawaiian Village retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Carlota M., son Francisco, brother Dionicio and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Benjamin Sapinozo Somera

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

May 3, 2012
Benjamin Sapinozo Somera, 71, of Honolulu, a Hilton Hawaiian Village retiree, died at home. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Evangeline; daughters Imelda S. Lucy, and Bernadette and Veronica Somera; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Val V. Ambrosio

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

May 18, 2012
Val V. Ambrosio, 67, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Brenda M.; son Edgar; daughter Krista Templeton; mother Adelina; brothers Jerry, Alan, Ted and Len; sisters Rebecca Ambrosio, Perla Young, Myrna Boehning and Ruby Batalona; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Elijah Dee Makanikolonahe Evans

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

May 17, 2012
Elijah Dee Makanikolonahe Evans, 37, of Kailua, a carpenter, died in Aiea. He was born in Oklahoma City. He is survived by wife Moani M., sons Maika D. and Ethan D., father John D. and sisters Kyla Graham and Mia Evans. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at 55-137 Kamehameha Highway, Laie. Aloha attire.

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Matthew Kalani Fragas

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

June 2, 2012
Matthew Kalani Fragas, 30, of Kaneohe, a federal firefighter and an Air Force Reserve veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nola, sons Zane and Duke, parents Mark and Trisha and brothers Kenny and Kristopher. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Friday at Kualoa Beach Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Helen Toyoko Fujita

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

May 12, 2012
Helen Toyoko Fujita, 89, of Honolulu, a Waialae Japanese School principal, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son James N., three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Taneko Hirakami

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

Feb. 6, 2012
Taneko “Dora” Hirakami, 95, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Raymond N., daughter Leatrice Y. Hayashi, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services held.

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Josephine Kaopuiki

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

June 5, 2012
Josephine “Keala” Kaopuiki, 71, of Hilo, a homemaker and pastor at Gospel of the Alpha and Omega Church in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kalapana, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Alexander, son Joseph, hanai son Sidney Kamoku, hanai daughter Gayleen K. Roldan, brothers Peter and Harry Lee and sisters Anna Cordero and Gladys Lee. Visitation: 8 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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ArthurShoichi Mikamura

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

June 3, 2012
Arthur Shoichi Mikamura, 81, of Honolulu, a retired refrigeration mechanic for the Navy, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane N., son Earl K., daughters Hope S. Lopez and Jill N. Mikamura, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Dorothy Hisayo Nakayama

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

May 28, 2012
Dorothy Hisayo Nakayama, 101, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in a private care home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Francis, daughters Patsy Sakai and Iris Nakayama, brother Lawrence Shimazu, sister Laura Inake, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Priscilla Oh Kee North

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

May 31, 2012
Priscilla Oh Kee “Pat” North, 88, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gary J., Joby S. and Herbert “Buster”; brother John Cho; sisters Evelyn Helmley, Agnes Bok Hee Markwith-Dudash and Gloria Jean Nam Spencer; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation:1:30 p.m. Friday at Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity in Aina Haina. Services:2 p.m. Private inurnment. A memorial in her honor has been established at the Hawaii Foodbank, 2611 Kilihau St., Honolulu, HI96819.

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Teruko Onogi

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

May 29, 2012
Teruko Onogi, 98, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Jean Nakagawa, Thelma Katada, Bette Tengan and Carol Igawa; brother Nobuso Nakano; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Patricia Shimabukuro

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

May 24, 2012
Patricia “Pat” Shimabukuro, 76, of Wahiawa, a Stylish Beauty Shop owner and beautician, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Steve, brother Stanley Nagata, sister Jane Fujimoto and two grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Catherine Calaoagan Sohns

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

May 25, 2012
Catherine Calaoagan Sohns, 64, of Pearl City, a former Research Center of Hawaii employee, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Bobby and Stephen, mother Teodorica Tapaoan and sistersEsperanza White and Lydia O’Neill. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:11:30 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Shui Lan Sun

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

May 29, 2012
Shui Lan Sun, 77, ofHonolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Taiwan. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by husband Hong Yin, sons Robert and Gordon, daughter Christianna Sun-Hartley, brothers Kai Chee Chung and Kai Man Chung, and a grandchild. Visitation:9 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial:noon at Valley of the Temples.

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Thomas Kazuo Urashima

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

May 21, 2012
Thomas Kazuo Urashima, 65, of Pearl City, a retired city firefighter and Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by son Ryan, mother Dorothy M., brother Dean, sister Clare Tominaga and a grandchild. Visitation:2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:3:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Alice Mitsuko Yogi

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

May 27, 2012
Alice Mitsuko Yogi, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Foodland Super Market accounting clerk, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Roy Y. and Jerry M., and sisters Amy A. Yogi, Dorothy A. Tengan and Joyce M. Lakes. Private services.

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Juan Montano Arucan

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May 16, 2012
Juan Montano Arucan, 77, of Waipahu, a retired Ilikai Hotel housekeeper, died in Waipahu. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Consolacion “Conching,”sons Rudy and Larry, daughter Evelyn A. Barut, brother Eugene, sisters Maria “Sailing”Pascual and Modesta Yadao, and seven grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Additional visitation:8:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass:9:30 a.m. Burial:11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Fromenciana Leliza Dinggal

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

June 6, 2012
Fromenciana Leliza “Francing”Dinggal, 68, of Waipahu, a Thelma’s Restaurant employee, died in Waipahu. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Wilfred and Bien, daughter Mildred Souza, brother Teofilo Leliza, sister Maria Costelo and seven grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:7 p.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Isidro Domine Ibarra

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

June 4, 2012
Isidro Domine Ibarra, 82, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard sergeant and former Sears Roebuck Co. warehouseman, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Ray and Keith; daughters Janice Takayesu, Karen Henna and Claire Miyasato; brother Louis; sisters Rose Olaso, Narcissus Van Pelt, Elvera Oreskovich and Lourdes Covey; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Janice Etsuko Kaneshiro Nishimoto

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

June 3, 2012
Janice Etsuko Kaneshiro Nishimoto, 56, of Hilo, a co-owner of HRC Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband James “Jimmy,” stepsons Stephen and Harry, stepdaughter Jan Nishimoto-Arita, sisters Mae Kaneshiro and Diane Kaneshiro-Huff, and four step-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services:10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Hisayo Kawakami

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April 24, 2012
Hisayo Kawakami, 93, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by daughter Frances Tateishi, sister Mildred Shinsato and two grandchildren.Private services.

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Martha M. Makaiwi

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

May 16, 2012
Martha M. Makaiwi, 84, of Kapolei, a manager with Hawaiian Tel, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by many nephews and nieces. Visitation:9 a.m. June 30 at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Mass:10 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Rosita Pigao Mariano

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

June 3, 2012
Rosita Pigao Mariano, 84, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Cecilio; sons Jesus and Carlos; daughters Anita Apdal, Gloria Javier and Memia Pfleegor; sister Rosita Pineda; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Saturday at NuuanuMemorial Park & Mortuary. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:9 a.m. at the mortuary. Luncheon from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mass:11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Spencer Tsuyoshi Gushiken

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

June 14, 2012
Spencer Tsuyoshi Gushiken, 64, of Kilauea, Kauai, a Garden Island Termite pest control technician, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kilauea. He is survived by mother Kikue and brothers Jack, Alan, Ralph and Leslie. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Kilauea. Celebration of life: 11 a.m.

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