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Ellsworth Kiekie Kaohi Sr.

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 19, 2011
Ellsworth Kiekie Kaohi Sr., 77, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, an employee at Waikoloa Hilton Hotel and Puako Condominiums, and manager at Poipu Beach and Waiohai hotels, died. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Joanne; son Ellsworth Jr.; daughters Roslyn Choi and Kimberly Kaohi; brothers Dudie, Clarence, William and Ronald; sisters Mercedes Ching, Betty Kaleohano and Arlene Naholoholo; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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Edith Misao Niimi

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 6, 2011
Edith Misao Niimi, 100, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education baker at Pauoa Elementary School, died. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Andrew and Arthur, daughter Mary Ann Yokoyama, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Frances Mae Downing

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 22, 2011
Frances Mae “Frankie” Downing, 71, of Kailua-Kona, a Kahakai Elementary School special education teacher, died at home. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. She is survived by mother Dorothy Worstell, brothers Earl and Michael Worstell, and sister Carol Christopher. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hale Hoomalu Cemetery, above Kona Mazda, Kailua-Kona. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Rachel Marguerite Dalmas West

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 11, 2011
Rachel Marguerite Dalmas West, 96, of Valdese, N.C., formerly of Hawaii, a medical technologist and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. retiree, died in Valdese. She was born in New York City. She is survived by two nephews and a niece. Private services. Donations suggested to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690; the Waldensian Heritage Museum, 208 Rodoret St. South, P.O. Box 111, Valdese, NC 28690; or the charity of your choice. Online condolences: www.heritagefuneralservices.com.

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Louisa Leimamo Kauhane

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 18, 2011
Louisa Leimamo Kauhane, 90, of Kailua-Kona, a housekeeper for Francis E. Brown, Hilton Hawaiian Village, and laborer for Hawaiian Cold Storage, died at home. She was born in Kalaoa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Lehua Kihe, Lanihau Akau, Keala Tagavilla and Maile Rapoza; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Mokulea Bay at the old Kona Lagoon grounds in Keauhou, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Torayo Minatodani Nomura

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 1, 2011
Torayo Minatodani Nomura, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Malahini Sportswear seamstress, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Walter, son Andrew, daughters Faith Burgess and Anita Steigerwald, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Congregational Church, United Church of Christ. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hesa Esa

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 2, 2011
Hesa Esa, 54, of Wailuku, a former maintenance employee at Kmart in Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Chuuk, Micronesia. He is survived by wife Suensina Kovac; son R.J.; daughters Teslyn, Sina and Mertia Esa, and Lesly Tim; brothers Sachuo Chunga, Arthur Arthur, and Smith, Jack, Toku, Eas and Joseph Esa; sister Bichirina Amram; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Mitsuko Matsuno Yanagawa

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 14, 2011
Mitsuko Matsuno “Mitsi” Yanagawa, 92, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education school principal, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Peter N., daughter Lauri M., brother Rex Matsuno, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. July 7 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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James Kalama Koanui

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 18, 2011
James Kalama Koanui, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Army Reserve sergeant major, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hannah; son Clifford; brother Christopher; sisters Elaine Kim-Kama, Madeline McKeague, Francine Woodward and Donna Goo; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. July 5 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Laura E.K. Pang

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 18, 2011
Laura E.K. Pang, 84, of Kaneohe, a Hawaiian Electric Co. retiree, died in Honolulu.•She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard; sons Gregory R., Gary R. and Glenn R.; sister Gloria Hoke; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Iopu Fale Jr.

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

May 18, 2011
Iopu Fale Jr., 50, of Aiea, a Farrington High School special education teacher, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai sons Abel and Kinston Kerisiano, Tivia Fuimaono, Siaosi Siaosi, Sapati Laloulu, Anthony Samuelu, Raymond Melei, Wesley Akeli and Mario Fatafehi; hanai daughters Ariel Griffen, Talia Ng-Satoga, Pennylaine Vaelua, Hailey Satoga, Kiara Griffin, Lalago Soi, Keila and Kaitlyn Salave‘a, Marlene Lafaele, Si‘i Maiava, Salamasina Fuimaono, Taimane Fale, Monalisa Mareko and Vailua Tafao; father the Rev. Iopu Sr.; brothers William F. and Franklin Fale, and Gabriel Griffin; sisters Sua Taiti, Penifea Satoga, Lenora Fale and Lorena M. Fooks; hanai brothers Dwayne K. Kaulia, Hauoli Akaka, Piapo Nihipahi, Keawe Lopes, Mataio Pulusila and Sio Filipo; and hanai sisters Susan Manuma, Amanda Salanoa, Meleane Tafao, Tiresa Pagofie, Saipeti Lafaele, Felili Filipo, Tologa Ioelu, Ku‘ulei Akaka and Tracy Lopes. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Community Church. Burial: noon Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Teruo Yokomizo

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 5, 2011
Teruo Yokomizo, 92, of Hilo, a retired heavy-equipment operator at the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Paukaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hisako, sons Roy and Dennis, daughters Janice Billings and Audrey Uyeda, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Sanford Yoshiaki Kotani

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 7, 2011
Sanford Yoshiaki Kotani, 53, of Honolulu, a caregiver, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Shannon Nichols; mother Betty T.; brothers Bryan Y., Delbert R. and Jody Y.; and sister Dessie M. Kiyabu. Private services.

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Sanfordpaul Iolani Afong Sr.

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 14, 2011
Sanfordpaul Iolani “Sonny” Afong Sr., 60, of Waianae, a city Wastewater Division industrial painter, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Sanfordpaul Jr., Scott W. and Shamron H.; brothers Charlie, Hartwell, Manu and Jeremiah; sisters Gloria Manfield, Dember Lopez, Noreen Afong, Avis Pontes and Momi Gager; and 13 grandchildren. Services and scattering of ashes: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 84-361 Makaha Valley Road. Casual attire.

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Rosario Domingo Ramento

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 4, 2011
Rosario Domingo Ramento, 61, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Melvin; daughters Nalilyn Savedra and Jenny Juan; mother Josefina Domingo; brothers Rogelio, Nelson and Joven Domingo, and Marcelino Domingo Jr.; sisters Florida and Baby Josefina Domingo; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Stephen Lance Frasco

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 10, 2011
Stephen Lance “Steph” Frasco, 63, of Kaneohe, a self-employed mechanic and an Army sergeant who served in the Vietnam War, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Rosalie, brothers Rodney and Gary, and sister Sharon McClure. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Helene Kazumi Yonemura

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

May 27, 2011
Helene Kazumi Yonemura, 91, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. accountant, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lloyd and Stephen, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Ellen Shigematsu Lau

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

May 28, 2011
Ellen Shigematsu Lau, 96, of Aiea, a retired owner of Lau Farm LLC, died at home. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by son Nelson Y., daughter Lynette S.A. Tamanaha, 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Misty Leilani Agres

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 1, 2011
Misty Leilani Agres, 44, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a Hilo Lunch Shop food server, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Leroy Jr. and Sean Aguiar, and Keaka P.M. Tolentino; daughters Chanel Aguiar and Sassie Agres; brothers Clyde Jr., Irvin T. and Nivan N.; sisters Nadine, Darci and Janelle; companion Moke Perkins; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside committal services: 11 a.m. next Sunday at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Concepcion Lucrecia Domingo Sahagun

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 9, 2011
Concepcion Lucrecia Domingo Sahagun, 77, of Halaula, Hawaii, a retired seamstress at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and a homemaker, died in Kohala Hospital. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Bonifacio and Elmer; hanai parents Lorenzo and Juana Bruno; brother Ricarte; sisters Josefa and Felomina Sahagun, and Esparanza Ballesteros; and five grandchildren. All-night vigil: 4 p.m. Thursday at her residence, 53-510 Maulili Road, Halaula. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Kapaau, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Additional services and burial to be held at a later date in the Philippines. Casual attire.

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Damiana Tumacder Garcia

Posted On June 26th, 2011 -

June 5, 2011
Damiana Tumacder Garcia, 85, of Aiea, a retired office clerk at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Evelyn Garcia-Perreira, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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George B. Marks

Posted On June 25th, 2011 -

May 31, 2011
George B. Marks, 83, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor production controller at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran who served during World War II, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Marie A., daughter Kathleen Lindo, sister Pearl Parton, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Committal services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Jack Edward Cargal

Posted On June 25th, 2011 -

April 25, 2011
Jack Edward Cargal, 77, of Aiea, a retired Navy master chief petty officer, died at home. He was born in Mt. Carmel, Ill. He is survived by wife Miyoko, son John J., daughters Janet L. Cargal and Mary A. Tataseo, brother Robert and nine grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Stanley Yoshiaki Nakamoto

Posted On June 25th, 2011 -

June 8, 2011
Stanley Yoshiaki Nakamoto, 72, of Waipahu, a retired Oahu Transit Services bus driver, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cecilia; sons Sterling, Zonserie and Nelson Nakamoto, and Jerry Tanupo; daughters Michelle, Sonia, Sarona, Shirley, Madeline, Pamela and Goldie; brother Richard; sistersFlorence Giacomo, Darlene West and Sharon Kaneda; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Clement W.S. Chun

Posted On June 25th, 2011 -

June 4, 2011
Clement W.S. Clem Chun, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant, retired Honolulu Community College aviation maintenance instructor and a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Mark and Jeff, daughter Naiad, sisters Annie C. Pires and Bernice Jennell, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Entombment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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Shizue Oshiro

Posted On June 25th, 2011 -

May 26, 2011
Shizue Oshiro, 90, of Ewa Beach died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Walter and Harris; daughters Judith Miyaguchi, Carol Uchima and Gwen Oshiro; brothers Shigeru and Shigeo; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Evelyn Dolim

Posted On June 25th, 2011 -

May 4, 2011
Evelyn Dolim, 93, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Meat Co. retiree and employee at Snowflake Bakery, Krispy Crust and Holsum Bakery, died in Walnut Creek, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dennis and Dave, daughter Sandra Strobel, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Healthcare Foundation, 2228 Liliha St., Suite 205, Honolulu, HI 96817. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Tobitha Thomas Power

Posted On June 25th, 2011 -

June 15, 2011
Tobitha Thomas Toby Power, 92, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Calhoun Falls, S.C. She is survived by sons William III and Eugene, daughter Nora Power-Bessex and three grandchildren. Private services. For information, call 895-0165 or 326-1270. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.

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Iopu Fale Jr.

Posted On June 25th, 2011 -

May 18, 2011
Iopu Fale Jr., 50, of Aiea, a Farrington High School special-education teacher, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai son Abel Kerisiano; hanai daughters Ariel Griffen, Pennylaine Vaelua, Hailey J. Satoga and Talia Ng-Satoga; father the Rev. Iopu Sr.; brother William F. and Sua; and sisters Penifea F. Satoga, Lenora I. Fale and Lorena Fook. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. July 2 at Moanalua Community Church. Burial: noon July 2 at Valley of the Temples.

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William Power Jr.

Posted On June 25th, 2011 -

June 9, 2011
William Leroy Power Jr., 92, of Kailua-Kona, an Army retiree who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, and a recipient of the Meritorious Service Award, Bronze Star and two Battle Stars, died at home. He was also a retired Army Corps of Engineers full colonel. He was born in Abbeville, S.C. He is survived by sons William III and Eugene, daughter Nora Power-Bessex, brother James and three grandchildren. Private services. For information, call 895-0165 or 326-1270. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.

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