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William Shigeo Suzuki

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Nov. 2, 2013
William Shigeo “Bill” Suzuki, 87, of Mililani, a retired vice president at YMCA of Honolulu and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Agnes T.M., son Matthew, daughters Rebecca Kanetani and Christine Ibaan, sister Doris Ojiri and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard St., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Roseline Caris Dimaya

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Nov. 8, 2013
Roseline Caris Dimaya, 90, of Lanai City died in Lanai City. She was born in Intramores, Manila, Philippines. She is survived by son Samuel Jr.; daughters Fely Dimaya, Frances Kamali, Elena Haban and Mildred Comber; brother Pat Caris; sister Victoria Del Rosario; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary Church, Lanai City. Mass: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mitzi M. Taketa

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Nov. 3, 2013
Mitzi M. Taketa, 80, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Akio; sons Wesley, Tracy and Russell; daughters Holly Wheeles and Kelly Morikawa; brothers Leslie and Eugene Matsubara; sister Laurie Keeno; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Faye Shirmer Domke

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Nov. 12, 2013
Faye Shirmer Domke, 94, of Kailua, a music and choir teacher, died at home. She was born in Minnesota. She is survived by son John Bradstreet Domke, daughter Paula S.D. Sterling, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation at noon Friday at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Kailua, 93 N. Kainalu Drive. Services: 12:30 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Deanna K. Tenma

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Nov. 6, 2013
Deanna K. Tenma, 71, of Pearl City, a Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children retiree, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Howard; son Aaron; daughter Lori Bulosan; brothers Raymond, Ronald and Dennis Mayehara; sisters Donna Mayehara, Marsha Kaitoku, Sharleen Hiraoka and Carole Kuwazaki; and five grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Jesse Dudoit Jr.

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Nov. 14, 2013
Jesse Dudoit Jr., 68, of Hookamakea, Molokai, an oil rigger and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Hookamakea. He is survived by wife Sherry; sons Larry and Jeff Nelson; daughters Shawna and Jessica Carter, and Michelle Dudoit; brothers Mitchell Balutski and Andrew Dudoit; sisters Maggie Duvauchelle, Marilyn Ah Yat, Louise Linker and Eliza Kane; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Molokai Veterans Center, Kaunakakai. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at noon Dec. 1 in Hookamakea. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Veterans Caring for Veterans (Koa Kahiko) – Molokai.

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Kameko Tokumine

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Nov. 1, 2013
Kameko “June” Tokumine, 93, of Aiea, a retired Cinerama Reef Hotel maid, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Rockne T.; daughters Diana M. Worthington, Judith R. Cook and Naomi Tokumine; brothers Stanley, Dennis and Alan Shiroma; sisters Sally Ajifu and Esther Ingram; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Seichi Higa

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Oct. 30, 2013
Seichi Higa, 99, of Kahului, a Kahului Railroad Co. and Ige Construction Co. mechanic, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; son Donald; daughters Leona Yahata, Pearl Shoho, Sandra Hirata, Jean Arakaki and Susan Tsubaki; brother Stanley; sisters Shizue Yonamine, Mitsuko Higa, Patsy Shimabukuro, Sadae Yamanuha and Alice Ohta; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at Door of Faith Church, 432 Waiehu Beach Road, Wailuku. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Carrie Puanani Kalilimoku Tufaga

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Nov. 11, 2013
Carrie Puanani Kalilimoku Tufaga, 54, of Waimanalo, a skills trainer for autistic children, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Tavita Jr.; son Torran K.L.; and brothers Fedrick K., Gideon K. and James K. Kalilimoku. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo. Services at noon. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Dec. 5 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Patrick Kailiawa

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Nov. 16, 2013
Patrick “Keala” Kailiawa, 40, of Pahala, Hawaii, a Hawaii County Highway Maintenance Division employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by fiancee Kennielee Gaston; sons Patrick K. Jr. and Jahaziel K.B.; brothers Thomas K.K. “Bull” III, Lincoln and Napoleon “Nappy”; sisters Jan Kaleohano and Anna George; and hanai brother Loren Billington. All-night vigil: 5 p.m. Friday at the family residence in Pahala. Rosary: 7 p.m. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahala Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Carlin Reed Williams

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Oct. 5, 2013
Carlin Reed Williams, 90, of McMinnville, Ore., formerly of Hawaii, an Army veteran who served in the Signal Corps in World War II, a United States Information Agency-Voice of America employee and former mayor of Reedsport, Ore., died in McMinnville. He was born in Marion Township, Ohio. He is survived by wife Vernell and son Ken. Private services.

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Nanihau Mercedes Kua

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Nov. 17, 2013
Nanihau Mercedes “Nita” Kua, 85, of Keaukaha, Hawaii, a retired bartendress at Hilo Lanes Golden Room and cashier at the former Awili Store, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons John Jr., Clayton, Jonathan and Chris; daughters Natalie Hanson, Noleen Mendes, Crystal Kua-Bikle, Kimberly Kua-Medeiros and Beverly Kua; hanai son Clifton J.; hanai daughter Melissa Kua-Nachor; brothers Kelii, Kahuwila and Myles Ioane; sisters Noelani Kapuni and Barbara Manuwa; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Christian Fellowship, 165 E. Kawili St., Suite B, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 4. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Caroljean Iwalani Hoomana Woods

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Nov. 10, 2013
Caroljean Iwalani Hoomana Woods, 62, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Waianae. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Damon; sons William Hoomana, Devon, Darrelle and Derrick Woods, Damon Woods Jr., and Isaac Kamalii; daughters Kettiecherie Hoomana, Mei-Ling Woods-Stevens, La Shanna Harris, Deniece and Cameoljade Woods, and Cheryl M. Kamalii; mother Virginia K.H. Walton; brothers Raymond L. Hoomana and John D. Walton; sisters Violet A. Hoomana and Eunice M. Battles; and 25 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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Kenneth J. Mathews

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Nov. 14, 2013
Kenneth J. Mathews, 62, of Yucaipa, Calif., formerly of Princeville, Kauai, an electrician, died at home. He was born in Storm Lake, Iowa. He is survived by wife Kathie G., son Ryan, daughter Jenny, brother Arnold and sister Jacque Olsen. Gathering to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Kenneth J. Mathews Memorial Fund, #5910-291-094, Wells Fargo Bank.

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Rachel Shigeko Yamamoto

Posted On November 24th, 2013 -

Sept. 17, 2013
Rachel Shigeko Yamamoto, 68, of Honolulu died in Kirkland, Wash. She was born in Puunene, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Shari Muneta and Reyna
Yamamoto, brothers Roy and Edward Gibo, sister Edith Shimabukuro and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Herbert Ma Chun Hee

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Nov. 14, 2013
Herbert Ma Chun Hee, 90, of Honolulu, a retired industrial arts teacher at Kawananakoa Middle School and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Vernon, daughter Melanie Shinozawa, sister Mervlyn Fong, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at Community Church of Honolulu, 2345 Nuuanu Ave. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Dec. 2 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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George Sale

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Nov. 11, 2013
George Sale, 42, of Honolulu, an auto mechanic, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Dillon and Brandon Sale, and Esaias Stagner; daughter Chelsea Kelii; mother Silivale Ueno; brothers Ben and Jeffery; and sisters Connie Epenesa, Crystal Ueno and Maryanne Ifopo. Private services.

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Frank Mineyuki Hibino

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Nov. 12, 2013
Frank Mineyuki Hibino, also known as Frank Mineyuki Kosaki, 91, of Kaneohe, a former employee of Liberty House and Ko’olau GolfCourse, died in Hauula. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Joy Arakaki and Fay Hibino; brothers Richard, Kazuo and Albert Kosaki; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Daniel J. Shanefield

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Nov. 13, 2013
Daniel J. Shanefield, 83, of Honolulu, a professor emeritus at Rutgers University and an Army corporal who served in the Korean War, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. He was born in Orange, N.J. He is survived by son Douglas H., daughter Alison B. Buckley and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Tokie Hidani

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Oct. 20, 2013
Tokie Hidani, 94, of Mililani, a retired office clerk for Maui Land & Pineapple Co., died in Waipahu. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by son Ken K. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Agnes Bernice Ferreira Silva

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Nov. 17, 2013
Agnes Bernice Ferreira Silva, 92, of Honolulu, a retired nurse, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alfred K.; sons Wendell P.K., Alfred K. Jr., Melvin Wayne P. and Gary R.; daughter Iwilani “Pinky” Ohelo; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Nov. 30 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Evonne E. Leialoha Howard-Lee

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Nov. 13, 2013
Evonne E. Leialoha Howard-Lee, 87, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, a retired school teacher in Kamuela, Hawaii, died in Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Merle Ah Hee, son Frank C. Howard, mother Christian Leialoha, sister Katherine Seay, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

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Mitzi M. Taketa

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Nov. 3, 2013
Mitzi M. Taketa, 80, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by wife Akio; sons Wesley, Tracy and Russell; daughters Holly Wheeles and Kelly Morikawa; brothers Leslie and Eugene Matsubara; sister Laurie Keeno; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Gladys Yoshiko Imada

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Nov. 4, 2013
Gladys Yoshiko Imada, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Earl K., sisters Gwen Kageno and Harriet Castro, two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Jason Earl White

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Oct. 14, 2013
Jason Earl White, 43, of Honolulu died. He was born in West Virginia. He is survived by daughter Shyna, companion Melanie Berrios and brother Jerry. Private services and scattering of ashes. No flowers. Monetary offerings welcome.

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Fusae Kamigaki

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Oct. 28, 2013
Fusae Kamigaki, 91, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, owner of Kamigaki Market in Kealakekua, died at home. She was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Burt, Miron and Earl; daughter Fay; sister Emi Matsumura; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Patricia Sook Hyun Yu

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Nov. 15, 2013
Patricia Sook Hyun “Rebecca” Yu, 47, of Honolulu, a Royal Elementary School teacher, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by daughter Katalina Don Bee Kim, parents Chi Won Yu and Young Ja Choi, brother William and sisters Angela Chang and Tiffany Yu. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. No flowers.

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Laura Tam Kim

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Nov. 16, 2013
Laura Tam Kim, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker and secretary, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Jonathan, Kenneth and Colin; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Edison Akina

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Nov. 6, 2013
Edison Akina, 53, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon Ka’ahu; daughter Valerie Ka’ahu; father Lot L.; mothers Valerie Sephton and Betty Akina; brothers Lloyd, Russell and Lot L. Akina III, and Troy Oliveira and James Sephton Jr.; sisters Jacqueline Cline, Kimberly Ullrich and Jennifer Boatwright; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Kozue Kimata

Posted On November 23rd, 2013 -

Oct. 27, 2013
Kozue Kimata, 105, of Eleele, Kauai, a K. Kimata Store sales clerk, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Dr. George and Herbert; daughters Nobuko and Esther Kimata, and Margaret Ueunten; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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