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George Yukio Okamura

Posted On August 25th, 2011 -

Aug. 10, 2011
George Yukio Okamura, 76, of Honolulu, a U.S. Postal Service retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Harry Y. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Joel Erwin Grotstein

Posted On August 25th, 2011 -

Aug. 8, 2011
Joel Erwin Grotstein, 74, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearson Dental sales representative and an Air Force captain, died in Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre. He was born in Pittsburgh. He is survived by wife Michel, daughters Lisa Schartz and Jodi Snyder, brother Jerald A. and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Sunday at Kualoa Beach Park. Potluck to follow. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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George Okano

Posted On August 25th, 2011 -

Aug. 15, 2011
George Okano, 86, of Aiea, a retired Bank of Hawaii branch manager and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Minnie H., son Paul T. and brother Thomas. Private services.

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Stanley T. Hirai

Posted On August 25th, 2011 -

Aug. 12, 2011
Stanley T. Hirai, 73, of Waipahu, a Hawaiian Isles Vending retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Shannon and Sheldon; daughter Brandie; brothers Walter, Francis, Edwin and David; and sisters June Hirai, Margaret Tom and Eleanor Marquez. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Unified … , 1419 10th Ave., Honolulu. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Loretta Perez Pinero

Posted On August 25th, 2011 -

Aug. 13, 2011
Loretta Perez Pinero, 45, of Waianae, a McDonald’s crew member, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by partner Kennedy Kumuhone; son Danny Kumuhone; daughters Shantel Santiago, Sheena Gouveia and Christine and Roselia Kumuhone; mother Rosalita; brothers Alfred, Joseph “JoJo,” Paul, Matthew, Joseph and Benjamin; and sisters Margaret Cummings, Eleanor Ayala, Tina Alimoot and Paula, Rose, Linda, Lisa, Dolores and Francis Pinero. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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Long Chung Huynh

Posted On August 25th, 2011 -

Aug. 20, 2011
Long Chung Huynh, 90, of Honolulu, a retired businessman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Saigon, Vietnam. He is survived by wife Ghet Thi Tiuong; sons Ken, John and Henry Wong, and Daryl and Quoc Phan Huynh; and daughter Chau Xue. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the
Temples. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Francis Edward Smith III

Posted On August 25th, 2011 -

Aug. 12, 2011
Francis Edward “Ned” Smith III, 66, of Kailua, a financial consultant, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Baltimore. He is survived by wife Barbara, sons Francis “Smitty” and Chris, brother James “Jim,” sister BeGe Bramley and two grandchildren. Private services. Scattering of ashes at sea at a later date.

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Clyde Toshio Kageyama

Posted On August 25th, 2011 -

July 21, 2011
Clyde Toshio Kageyama, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Maluhia Hospital maintenance employee, U.S. Postal Service mail handler and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hi‘Olani Care Center at Kahala Nui. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helen H., son Clyde T. Jr., daughter Aileen Kawakami, brother Stanley, sister Sueko Oguro, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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George Mureo Takemura

Posted On August 25th, 2011 -

Aug. 4, 2011
George Mureo Takemura, 68, of Hilo, a retired James W. Glover Ltd. heavy equipment mechanic, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by brother James and sisters Lillian Takemura and Doris Torigoe. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Robert Nobuichi Katayama

Posted On August 25th, 2011 -

Aug. 14, 2011
Robert Nobuichi “Bob” Katayama, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company F, and a retired partner at Carlsmith Ball, died in the VA Community Living Center at Tripler. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jeanne M.; sons Robert N. Jr. and Kent J.; daughters Alyce A. Katayama-Jenkins, Susan H. Ono, Carole Y. Kaneshiro and Wendy Y. Lee; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to your favorite charity.

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Donato Camangeg Tamayo Sr.

Posted On August 25th, 2011 -

Aug. 9, 2011
Donato Camangeg Tamayo Sr., 69, of Honolulu, a retired laborer, died in Buguey, Cagayan, Philippines. He was born in Santa Teresita, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by sons Donald and Donato Jr., daughter Delimar, sisters Teresita T. Viesta and Erlinda T. Rabaino, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Alipate Francis Makio Loketi

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

Aug. 14, 2011
Alipate Francis Makio “Pate” Loketi, 26, of Palolo, formerly of Sacramento, Calif., an entertainer and hula dancer for the Star of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Saia; mother Michelle M.; brothers Sione, Timote and Felenesi; and numerous grandparents. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ronald Kalman Mestrovich

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

July 26, 2011
Ronald Kalman “Micky” Mestrovich, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Crane & Rigging crane operator and a Navy veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Incarnation “Connie”; sons Anthony and Carty Mestrovich, and Ryan Gilla; brother Ray; sister Marjorie Stratton; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thomas Buscemi Sr.

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

July 10, 2011
Thomas Buscemi Sr., 87, of Waipahu, a retired Navy aviation structural mechanic first class and a retired Uniroyal Tire Co. manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by sons Thomas Jr. and Paul, daughter Donna M. and two grandchildren Private services.

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Severina Saria Monzon

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

Aug. 14, 2011
Severina Saria Monzon, 106, of Pearl City, a farmer and homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Malagasang 1st, Imus Cavite, Philippines. She is survived by sons Jose and Fabian, and daughters Genoveva and Nicolasa Monzon, Felicisma Wild and Paulita Saulog. Visitation: 4 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Rosary and eulogy: 5:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Francine Pines Caban

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

Aug. 8, 2011
Francine Pines Caban, 57, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Tuesday.

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Robert Stanley Morketter

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

Aug. 10, 2011
Robert Stanley Morketter, 87, of Honolulu, formerly of Piedmont, Calif., a retired general manager in government services contracting, died in Honolulu. He was born in Whittier, Calif. He is survived by wife Sally; sons Robert S. Jr. and Thierry C.; daughter Cynthia Chiles; stepsons Kem, Keith and Kevin Kantor; stepdaughter Kari Fletcher; hanai son John Chiles; three grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Michael Patrick Dunn

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

Aug. 8, 2011
Michael Patrick Dunn, 56, of Haiku, Maui, a contracted painter, died at home. He was born in New York. He is survived by brother Bruce and sisters Janice Walsky and Connie Endo. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Harry Yoshito Nakagawa

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

July 21, 2011
Harry Yoshita Nakagawa, 68, of Aiea died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sisters Elaine Nakayama and Janet Okino. Private services.

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Chuck Sun Fong

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

Aug. 16, 2011
Chuck Sun Fong, 92, of Kailua, a retired Honolulu Gas Co. engineer, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Robert and Kenneth; daughters Lorraine Shane, Lynette Mun and Jeanette “Jeanie” Young; sisters Florence Lee and Laura Young; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Rosendo Pojas

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

Aug. 7, 2011
Rosendo Pojas, also known as “David” and “Syn,” 79, of Mililani, a retired city heavy equipment mechanic, died in Mililani. He was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. He is survived by wife Itsue K. “Itsy”; sons Darrell and Victor “Poki”; daughters Debra Corpuz and Lori Pojas-Sajor; brothers Alfred Laureta and Isidro “Togo” and Roy Pojas; sisters Florence Ugale and Flordelisa “Flora” Garcia; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 3 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Wailuku. Mass: 1 p.m. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Talafoni Fuaga

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

Aug. 10, 2011
Talafoni Fuaga, 67, of Waianae, a retired Army sergeant, died in Western Samoa. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by sons Allen, Ramsey and Jacob; daughters Theresa Morrison and Daisy, Denise and Oliana Fuaga; sisters Seuga Foi and Diana Lefotu; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo. Services: 10 a.m. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Lavera Sneed

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

Aug. 12, 2011
Lavera “Tiel” Sneed, 55, of Koloa, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Texas. She is survived by daughter Chetney; hanai sons Keysean and Karnel; hanai daughters Oki, Randi and Kevie; brothers Victor Sneed and Luther Sneed Jr.; and sisters Afton “The Mayor” and Randal. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at Poipu Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow.

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Shari Fujie Fujisato

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

July 26, 2011
Shari Fujie Fujisato, 55, of Honolulu, a graphic artist, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by father Kenji and brothers Guy K. and Lars M. Private services.

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Tsuru Taba

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

Aug. 3, 2011
Tsuru Taba, 100, of Honolulu, retired co-owner of J.T. Taba Store, died at home. She was born in Kekaha, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Daniel Y. and Thomas S., daughtersGrace J. Cline and Lynn K. Kamikawa, sister Kameyo Nakamura, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information published in an obituary Tuesday.

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Marjorie Yoshino Haae

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

July 21, 2011
Marjorie Yoshino Haae, 77, of Mililani, a Waimano Training School & Hospital retiree, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Blaise, Glenn and Kent; brother George Oda; and sister Nancy Cowser. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Lane Beall Venardos

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

Aug. 19, 2011
Lane Beall Venardos, 67, of Wailea, Maui, a former CBS News vice president, died at home. He was born in Alton, Ill. He is survived by wife Karen; son Kevin; daughters Kelly V. Ward, Kimberly Venardos and Kasey V. Gilhuly; brother John; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Theresa Church, Kihei, Maui. Mass:11 a.m. Urn burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hale Kau Kau or Maui Food Bank. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Shigeno Hirota

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

July 31, 2011
Shigeno Hirota, 98, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Allan K., daughters Joyce H. Ohta and Ann H. Sugihara, brother Tadasu 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. Incorrect information published in an obituary Monday.

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Evone Leinani Watson

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

Aug. 20, 2011
Evone Leinani “Lady” Watson, 53, of Kapaa, Kauai, a billing clerk at Kauai Medical Clinic, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by mother Elaine, daughter Chenoa, sister Eileen Bright and a grandchild. Private celebration of life.

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Burnise Mary Bishop

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

Aug. 19, 2011
Burnise Mary Bishop, 69, of Pearl City, a retired data entry clerk, died in Pearl City. She was born in Rochester, N.Y. She is survived by companion Paul Kihano; sons Christopher, Robert, Michael and Steven; brothers Ed and Jay Stagles; sister Sandra Hynda; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary.† Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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