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Masuko T. Shibata

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 4, 2013
Masuko T. Shibata, 97, ofPepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Memorial Hospital practical nurse, died in LifeCare Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Keay, Owen and Roy; brothers Kikuo and Stanley Tsue; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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John Yin Wo Ching

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 15, 2013
John Yin Wo Ching, 74, of North Kohala,Hawaii, a certified welder, heavy equipment operator and rancher, died at home. He also was a Navy veteran. He was born in Kohala. He is survived by wife Patsy Ann; sons Wallace and Shane; daughter JohnelleKainoa; brothers Wilfred, William “Tammy” and Gilbert; sister Ruth Lee; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahua Ranch, Paniolo Lanai, in Kohala. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Inurnment at a later date. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

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Elisa Mercado Sonico

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 3, 2013
Elisa Mercado Sonico, 96, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sonsFaustino and Juanito; daughters Angela Siruno, Cornelia Andaya, Emiliana Rulloda and Rosa Ibon; brother Hildo Mercado; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Alvin Mitsuo Fukumoto

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 2, 2013
Alvin Mitsuo “Fuku” Fukumoto, 70, of Honolulu, a retired welding supervisor with Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s Shop 26, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wifeGail A.; sons Darryl, Wade and Jon; daughter Wendy Fukumoto-Watanabe; brothers Stanley and Benjamin; sisters Barbara Fujimoto and Karen Chun; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Evelyn Soucie

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 10, 2013
Evelyn Soucie, 61, of East Chicago, Ind., a retired state of Hawaii custodian, died in East Chicago. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Jack Gayer and Roger Soucie, and sisters Theresa Boyle and Phyllis Trimm. Celebration of life:noon Sunday at 98-1874 Hapaki St., Aiea.

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Lawrence Hozo Furuyama

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 17, 2013
Lawrence Hozo Furuyama, 68, ofHilo, formerly of Honolulu, a retired salesman at Shirokiya on Oahu, died in LifeCare Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by father Toshio and brother Ricky. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Ethel Shikiye Suenaka

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 7, 2013
Ethel Shikiye Suenaka, 95, ofWaipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughtersAmy Katsumoto and Claire Park; brotherTadayuki Murakami; sistersMitsuno “Pat”Yamaoka, Sueno “Sue” Saito and Michiko Matsunaga; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Howard Katsumi Hirokawa

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Aug. 21, 2013
Howard Katsumi Hirokawa, 76, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wifeEvelyn; sons Michael and Mark; daughters Colleen Tanaka, Jennifer Mulholland and Penny Okano; brother Dr. Roy; sistersMyrtle Kaneshiro and Dorothy Kometani; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Edward Masakatsu Tachikawa

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Aug. 30, 2013
Edward Masakatsu Tachikawa, 89, of Lihue, proprietor of Eddie’s Upholstery and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born inPuhi, Kauai. He is survived by daughtersEllaKonno, Cheryl Tachikawa and Jan Oshizu; brother Robert; sister Betty Steiger; and five grandchildren. Private celebration of life.

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Elizabeth deSilva Ignacio

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 13, 2013
Elizabeth deSilva “Nana” Ignacio, 97, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a homemaker and retired caregiver, died at home. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Terence; daughtersDianne Lonokapu, Rita K. Shirota and Veronica Crivello; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at ImmaculateHeart ofMary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 1. Casual attire.

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Larry Isao Tanabe

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 15, 2013
Larry Isao Tanabe, 67, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Post Office clerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wifeKaren; sons Lyle andDane; brothersGeorge, Melvyn and Alan; and sister Donna. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Masako Miura Ishii

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

June 27, 2013
Masako Miura Ishii, 103, ofHonolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by sonsLloyd and Robert, daughter Pauline Yanagisawa, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Janice Setsuko Uejo

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Aug. 18, 2013
Janice Setsuko Uejo, 73, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher at Kalakaua Middle School, died in Hale Pulama Mau, Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husbandThomas T., sons Kelly andJason, daughter Tracey, brothers Russell and Mark Morita, sistersMarion Tomomitsu and Susan Mobley, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John Edward Kalehuawehe

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 7, 2013
John Edward Kalehuawehe, 71, of Wailuku, a retired Maui County refuse supervisor, died inMaui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Roselani; son John “Keoni” Jr.; daughters Lorraine, Jonnelle and Michelle; brothers Allan G. “Braddah”and Andrew H.; sister Betty-Lou Rodrigues; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. to noon Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass:1 p.m. Burial:2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jane Masako Uyeda

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Aug. 23, 2013
Jane Masako Uyeda, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base secretary, died at home. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by brother Albert K. and sister Marjorie S. Hirashima. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Gordon WayneKamauoha

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 19, 2013
Gordon Wayne Kamauoha, 56, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wifeHelen; sonsHerman, Gordon Jr. and John R.; daughters Lea and Raven; sisters Ella Williams and Wilma Schwenke; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial:10 a.m. Oct. 1 at Homelani MemorialPark.

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Moon Ki Yoo

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 19, 2013
Moon Ki Yoo, 64, of Honolulu, owner of Moon Sales &Service, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Inchon,Korea. He is survived by wifeSuk Hi, son Rico, daughter Shanti, brothers In Shik and Andrew, and sisters Yooji Yamamoto, In Ja Yoo and Suanne Kawazoe. Visitation: noon Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m.

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Kwai Wah Lee

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Aug. 25, 2013
Kwai Wah Lee, 86, ofKeaukaha, Hawaii, a retired Wailoa Tire &Recapping Co. foreman, dispatcher and safety representative at the former HT&T Trucking Co. in Hilo, and former president of the Keaukaha Community Association, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Darren T.W.M.; daughters Deborah L. Lee, Drusilla H. Johsens, Derede P. Kimata and Denby L.Y.K. Toci; brother Kin Wah; sisters Miu Chee Matsumura and Miu Lin Sibayton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Haili Congregational Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Aloha attire.

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Gerald Kaonohi Leslie

Posted On September 23rd, 2013 -

Sept. 12, 2013
GeraldKaonohi “Papa” Leslie, 78, of Honolulu, a retiredmarine machinist engineer with Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 38 and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons William “Kaipo,” Gordon “Busta” and Guy “Kalani”; daughters Geraline “Eve” Pascua, Georgette “Harry”Arruda and Gordean “Deanie” Leslie-Walk; sisters Muriel Kahoonei and June Borden; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Leonie Yuk Lan Calunod

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

Sept. 17, 2013
Leonie Yuk Lan Calunod, 73, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Deacon Andy J.; sons Guy Hera and Miles Calunod; daughters Roberta Reese, Bonnie Phelps, Lorna Miller and Michelle Spiegel; brother CalvinLai; sisters Lurena Orosz and Joanne Parker; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services:6 p.m. Additional visitation:10 a.m. Friday at St. Augustine Church. Mass:10:30 a.m. Burial:3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Feliciano A. Sanchez

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

Sept. 1, 2013
Feliciano A. Sanchez, 78, of Wailuku, Maui, an irrigator for Wailuku Sugar Co., died at home.He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Ofelia C., sons Ferdinand C. and Jerold C., brothers Federito C. and Joauqin A., sister Felicia Guieb and two grandchildren. Services:6-9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Additional services:9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the mortuary. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Maui MemorialPark. Online condolences:ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Grace Correa Carter

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

Sept. 13, 2013
Grace Correa Carter, 96, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons David and Morty, brother James “Jimmy”Correa, 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Celebration of life:10 a.m. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Beatrice Ann Sugai

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

Sept. 10, 2013
Beatrice Ann “Annie” Sugai, 89, of Keaukaha, Hawaii, a retired HawaiianLinen Supply employee, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Napoopoo, Kona. She is survived by sons LarryVictorino Sr. and Steven and Stanley Sugai; daughters Elsie Yim, SharonMidallia and Charlotte V. Davis; hanai sons Francis “Mackey,” Richard and Chris “Nicky”Harris; hanai daughters Winona I. Hai-Kelly, Roxanne Costa, Le Schumaker, Crystal Toribio and Lakisha-Kyrie Victorino-Hose; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services:7 p.m. Graveside services:noon Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Jens Kamaluhiaokalani Coloma

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

Aug. 18, 2013
Jens Kamaluhiaokalani “Lil Jens” Coloma, 27, of Waimanalo died in Las Vegas. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by parents Lawrence and Annette and sisters Shasta Coloma and Sharae Wolfe. Services:10 a.m. Oct. 5 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 41-054 Ehukai St., Waimanalo. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Henry Tsang

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

Sept. 17, 2013
Henry Tsang, 65, of Honolulu, a pastor at Calvary Assembly of God, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by wife Ruth; sons Aaron and Moses; brother Wing On; sisters So King Cheung, So Mui Tsang and So Mei Tsang; and two grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Assembly of God. Services:9:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

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Aurelio Zaragosa Evangelista

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

Sept. 19, 2013
Aurelio Zaragosa Evangelista, 84, of Lahaina, a retired landscaper, died at home. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria; son Julio; daughters Natividad Ancheta, Erlinda Cortado, Marina Manera and Evelyn Gali; sister Basilia Evangelista; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina. Mass:7 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Lilieni Veronica Tuia

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

Sept. 13, 2013
Lilieni Veronica Tuia, 75, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Valentino K., Kalapu M. Jr. and Ioane K. Fasavalu; daughters Cindy K. and Elisa K.M. Fasavalu, Tenemane F. Foifua, Leata V. Tuia and Tiva Sevao; brothers Seufagafaga Ve’a and Malouamaua Tauaese; sister Taumalatou Meredith; 32 grandchildren; and 55 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Thursday at Central Samoan Assembly of God Church. Services:11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences:leeward- funeralhome.com.

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Matsue Fujii

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

Sept. 14, 2013
Matsue Fujii, 100, of Lahaina, Maui, owner of Ichiki Store, now known as Olowalu General Store, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Wallace and Donald, brother Hidemi Ichiki, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Sept. 29 at Lahaina Jodo Mission. Services:10:30 a.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Lahaina Jodo Mission. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Ruth Marie Hazel

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

Aug. 2, 2013
Ruth Marie Hazel, 87, of Kapolei, a secretary and bookkeeper at Paradise Fixtures in Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Brentwood, Calif. She is survived by sons Daniel and Steven, daughter Ronna Marie, nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes:10 a.m. Saturday at Lanikai Boat Ramp in Kailua. Celebration of life to follow at Jose’s Mexican Cafe & Cantina, 1134 Koko Head Ave., Kaimuki. Casual attire. Aloha attire.

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Geraldine Mitsuko Honda

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

Sept. 8, 2013
Geraldine Mitsuko Honda, 86, of Wailuku, a retired MauiMedical Group registered nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Shufflo S., sons Bryan and Lane, daughters Gail Mun, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation:3 p.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services:4 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences:nakamuramortuary.com.

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