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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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Nelson Melvin Ledward

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

July 30, 2011
Nelson Melvin Ledward, 86, of Waianae died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Edmund; daughters Mililani Watanabe and Kealiihoalani Borge; sisters Ella Takenouchi, Rose Pokini and Genevieve Castro; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 3 at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kim Oi Wong

Posted On August 24th, 2011 -

Aug. 20, 2011
Kim Oi Wong, 91, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dr. Eugene G.C. and Thomas G.Y., daughters Ruby W. Lai and Winifred W. Kovac, sister Francis Lee, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Buddhist services: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Chinese Buddhist Association-Hawaii Hsu Yun Temple, 42 Kawananakoa Place, Honolulu.

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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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Rose Tsuruko Takamine-Tokumoto Kawasaki

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

July 29, 2011
Rose Tsuruko Takamine-Tokumoto Kawasaki, 94, of Aiea, a retired Tropicana Sportswear seamstress, died. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Renee R. Gomes; sisters Florence Y. Kaneshiro, Margaret Beck, Betty Galvin and Carolyn Mizukami; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Tsuru Taba

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

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

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James Lanakila Kupihea

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

Aug. 10, 2011
James Lanakila Kupihea, also known as “Jimmy” and “Kimo,” 70, of Honolulu died in Aloha Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Bobbi-Lynn K. Kupihea-Char and Stacie Kupihea; brothers Robert M., David R.P. and Lanakila; sisters Alyce Ann Grimes, and Faith K. and Miulan Kupihea; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Grace Tamaye Tamashiro

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

July 26, 2011
Grace Tamaye Tamashiro, 84, of Waipahu, a Toguchi Service Station retiree, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stanley G. and Colin, brother Raymond Tengan, sister Sueko Chinen, caregivers Alex and Edna Tangonan and family, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Mary Mitsue Maeshiro

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

Aug. 4, 2011
Mary Mitsue Maeshiro, 88, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Melvin M., Mitchell T., Glen M. and Dean A.; daughters Amy E. Tsutsumi and Leah T. Amano; brothers Fred and Edward Edamatsu; sisters Esther Tanabe, Ruth Goheen, Mae Shimabuku, Sue Nakagawa and Amy Greek; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Esteban A. Visitacion

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

Aug. 11, 2011
Esteban A. “Steve” Visitacion, 76, of Wailuku, a retired landscaper at Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa in Lahaina, died at home. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita S., brothers Avelino and Jovencio, and sisters Adelfa Corpuz, Patricia Bautista and Lucena Ballesteros. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Edward Martinez

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

Aug. 19, 2011
Edward Martinez, 69, of Waimea, Hawaii, a swimming pool maintenance worker and Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Dolores; son Damian; mother Mary Rojero; brothers Celestino and Albert; sisters Rosario Saavedra, Rosalie Martinez and Rosalyn Eschrich; and two grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Raymond T. Yamada

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

Aug. 14, 2011
Raymond T. Yamada, 64, of Kaneohe, a Cutter Ford auto parts manager, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen, sons Curtis and Cade, daughter Cori and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Miriam Cleary Morgan

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

July 30, 2011
Miriam Cleary “Mim” Morgan, 93, of Puako, Hawaii, a homemaker and retired registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Portsmouth, N.H. She is survived by husband Dr. Andrew L., sons Chip and James, daughters Christine Morgan and Martha Graham, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743.

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Thelma Taeko Yamamoto

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

Aug. 7, 2011
Thelma Taeko Yamamoto, 91, of Honolulu died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sister Phyllis Sakamoto. Private services.

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Francine Pines Caban

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

Aug. 8, 2011
Francine Pines Caban, 57, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Yoshio Nakagawa

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

July 30, 2011
Yoshio Nakagawa, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired AMFAC and Mutual Plumbing Supply sales representative, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Brian T., caregiver/daughter-in-law Mae, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Charles Kaleianamoku Correa

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

Aug. 17, 2011
Charles Kaleianamoku “Charlie Buck” Correa, 52, of Honolulu, a security guard, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother James L. Aiwohi and sisters Henrietta L. Sommerville and Casina K. Waterman. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Bernice Nordmeier

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

Aug. 11, 2011
Bernice Nordmeier, 79, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a retired cafeteria manager at Kaumakani and Eleele schools, died at home. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Eric L. Sr.; sons Eric Jr., Randy and Darrick; daughters Donna Nordmeier and Margie Alisna; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Michael Robert DeMello

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

July 26, 2011
Michael Robert DeMello, 47, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by foster sister Pearline Yamada and caregivers Hector and Terry Ansagay. Private graveside services in Kona.

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Tracy S. Paiva

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

Aug. 15, 2011
Tracy S. Paiva, 47, of Kapolei, a manager for a publishing company, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Catherine and brother Allan. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Kualoa Ranch, Kaaawa. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at Puako Boat Ramp, Hawaii. Celebration of life to follow. Casual attire. Loose flowers and lei welcome.

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George Kenichi Hirata

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

Aug. 18, 2011
George Kenichi Hirata, 80, of Wailuku died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brothers Francis, Edward, Harry and Albert; and sisters Stella Wakamatsu, Gladys Kobayashi and Margaret Namiki. Private services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Yvonne Corinne Borja Reyes

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

July 30, 2011
Yvonne Corinne Borja Reyes, also known as “Bonnie” and “Barnes,” 59, of Mililani, a Mililani Waena Elementary School teacher of English as a second language, died in Mililani. She was born in Oka, Tamuning, Guam. She is survived by husband Johnny S.; sons Juan S.B. “Juando,” Melvin F.B. and Benjamin R.B. “Benjy”; brothers Victor A. and Francisco Borja; and sisters Elizabeth A. Limtiaco, Joanna A. Lobdell, Lorraine B. Aguon and Lovey J.B. Salas. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio. Mass: 10:40 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Paul Nalua Kahapea Sr.

Posted On August 23rd, 2011 -

Aug. 10, 2011
Paul Nalua Kahapea Sr., 62, of Honolulu, an employee of the city Refuse Department, Sun Freight Moving and Storage, Menehune Water Co., Waikiki Yacht Club, The Honolulu Advertiser, Aircraft Services International Group and Kahapea’s Maintenance Services, died. He also was an Army National Guard veteran who served in the Vietnam War. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Katherine E. “Trina”; sons Sherwin-Sean, Garrett K. and Paul Jr.; daughters Paget Emalia and “Anuhea”; brothers Alex Kahapea and Edward Miller; sisters Shirley N. Shimaoka, Thyonepola Kahapea-Naki, Gail Wagner and Georgianna See; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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