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Donald Keith Sylvester

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 19, 2011
Donald Keith Sylvester, 78, of Kailua, a retired Honolulu Police Department detective and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Evangeline, son Keith, daughters Cindy Lopes and Donna Sylvester, hanai daughters Cherise Bush Alo and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe. Services: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 7 a.m. Sunday at Lanikai Boat Ramp. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Thi Nhi Cruze

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Sept. 19, 2011
Thi Nhi “Kim” Cruze, 82, of Honolulu, a Quality Assurance inspector, died in Honolulu. She was born in Saigon, Vietnam. She is survived by daughter Tanya Ann Lee; stepdaughter Dung Tran; brothers Nam, Be Van, Nen Van and Minh Van Hong; sisters Giha Thi Hong, Tuat Thi Gi and Hue Thi Hong; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services held. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Richard Yoshito Takafuji

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 14, 2011
Richard Yoshito Takafuji, 71, of Waianae, a nurseryman and owner of Orchid Center, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lea T., son Kevin K., daughter Laina A., brothers Robert and Walter, sister Marianne and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Bernard Orlanes De Leon

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 11, 2011
Bernard Orlanes De Leon, 46, of Waipahu, an Aloha Lani Condominium employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pasig, Rizal, Philippines. He is survived by wife Merlita A.; daughters Rose Ann Mamuad and Rachel Ann, Russell and Rynell De Leon; mother Librada; brothers Michael and Jun Jun; sisters Lilibeth Golino and Lorena McCord; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Shoichi Takeshita

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Sept. 10, 2011
Shoichi Takeshita, 94, of Honolulu, formerly of Mililani, a retired Rite Way Electric Co. backhoe operator, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by son Derrick, sister Doris Nishimura and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Lourdes Paragas Fernandez

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 21, 2011
Lourdes Paragas Fernandez, 68, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a former caregiver, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Santa Barbara, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Reynaldo, Carlito Jr., Charlie and Leonardo; daughters Josephine Reyes and Criselda Negrillo; brother Fidel Paragas; sister Esther Dagarag; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Alapati Penuafa Tofa

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 21, 2011
Alapati Penuafa Tofa, 79, of Laie, a former truck driver, bus driver and security guard, died at home. He was born in Iva, Savai’i, Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Vaimanino, sons Aitofele “Joe” and Alapati “Paki” Jr., daughters Valo “Rose” and Salema “Lema,” sisters Etelini Tofa Gisa and Siamoa Tofa, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 5th Ward, Laie Hawaii Stake Center. Graveside services: 11 a.m. at Laie Cemetery. Burial at noon.

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Kathleen N.S. Kim

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 21, 2011
Kathleen N.S. Kim, 68, of Honolulu, owner of a housecleaning service, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Max, Ben and Ike Fowler; brother Alan; sister Susan Morrelli; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Church, 638 N. Kuakini St., Honolulu. Services: 5 p.m. Dinner to follow. Casual attire.

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Aileen K.L. Wong

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 6, 2011
Aileen K.L. Wong, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Kahala Sportswear secretary and travel agent at various travel agencies, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Dennis and Michael, daughter Joleen Walthall, brother William Won, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Yim Chun Lam

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 21, 2011
Yim Chun Lam, 74, of Honolulu, a nanny, died. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Allan C.H. and Paul K.H. Cheng, daughter Kristy K.L. Cheng, sister Yim Shen Lam and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire.

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Harry Koho Yamashiro Sr.

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 17, 2011
Harry Koho Yamashiro Sr., 82, of Kaneohe, a self-employed worker and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Ruby; sons Ronald, Harry Jr. and Guy; daughters Dianne-Midori Lee, Cynthia Pili and Shari Yamashiro; brothers Dr. Charles K. and Raymond; sister Clara Young; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private burial. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Gordon Joseph Liu

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 17, 2011
Gordon Joseph Liu, 73, of Kaneohe, a U.S. Postal Service retiree and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol, son Keith, daughter Terry, brother Melvyn, sister Loretta Kim and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Young Tae Yoo

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 21, 2011
Young Tae Yoo, 92, of Honolulu died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Gyoenggi-do, Korea. She is survived by daughters Dal Soon Kim and Yoo Yang Soon, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m.

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Amor Lorenzo

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 21, 2011
Amor Lorenzo, 69, of Kahului, a Monsanto field crew employee, died at home. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Concepcion; sons Jesus, Amor Jr., Jovito and Jerome; daughter MA. Asuncion, Christine J. Batulayan, Lily J., Jolly A. Uclaray, Janese, and Stefanie J. Lorenzo; brothers Ben, Omar and Flavel Felix; sisters Zenia, Tita, Eden and Jean; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Church, Wailuku. Services: 7 p.m. Burial to be held Dec. 4 in Laoag City.

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James Edward Young

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 22, 2011
James Edward Young, 89, of Kailua, a Chevron Shipping retiree and a Navy veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Healdsburg, Calif. He is survived by wife Joyce; son Richard; daughter Patti Cook; stepbrothers William, Benjamin and Thomas McCutchan; hanai brother David Harmeson; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Christ Church Uniting, 1300 Kailua Road. Scattering of ashes at sea at a later date.

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William Edward Morehouse

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 21, 2011
William Edward Morehouse, 93, of Hilo, a retired Standard Oil Co. land marketing and leasing manager, died at home. He was born in La Puente, Calif. He is survived by wife Jewell N., sons Craig and Randall, daughter Kathryn Huefner, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services.

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Gregorio Manzanillio Arios

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Oct. 8, 2011
Gregorio Manzanillio Arios, 95, of Waialua, a Waialua Sugar Co. retiree, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Marcos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Dante, Glenn, Elvis and Elden; daughter Grace Araki; brother Pedro; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Francis Yoshinori Mori

Posted On October 26th, 2011 -

Aug. 19, 2011
Francis Yoshinori Mori, 62, of Honolulu, a retired Rustproofing Co. owner and an Air Force veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Alan and sister Doreen Kuroda. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Solomon Paleka Ono Sr.

Posted On October 25th, 2011 -

Oct. 16, 2011
Solomon Paleka Ono Sr., 88, of Las Vegas, a pastor, died at home. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janice Brewer; sons Solomon Ono Jr. and James B. Ononui; daughters Patricia Nakama, Yvonne Gonsalves, Yvette Blake, Rose Shaw, Marieanne Ferreira and Lani Ononui; brothers Lindy and Norman Akita; sisters Eleanor Mihal and Alice Zenger; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services held in Las Vegas.

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Ralph Gordon Pate

Posted On October 25th, 2011 -

Oct. 9, 2011
Ralph Gordon Pate, 65, of Waipahu, a retired U.S. government rigger at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Lyn L., son Gordon, daughter Jyoti and brothers George and William. Private services.

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Odelia Perreira

Posted On October 25th, 2011 -

Oct. 4, 2011
Odelia Perreira, 91, of Kaumana, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Rachael Furtado, Sharon Uemura, Melva Conol, Mary Perreira, Odelia “Goody” Leopoldino and Althea “Lulu” Sumiki; hanai daughter Francine Hollinger; caregivers Linda Parker and Laurie Mattos; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services: 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park Section Seven. Casual attire.

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Geoffrey James Saggers

Posted On October 25th, 2011 -

Oct. 13, 2011
Geoffrey James Saggers, 81, of Kaneohe, a business entrepreneur in electrical maintenance and curio items for the tourist industry, died at home. He was born in England. He is survived by wife Carolyn, son Greg, daughter Shawn and three grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii Foodbank.

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Christine Tadios

Posted On October 25th, 2011 -

Oct. 16, 2011
Christine Tadios, 59, of Ewa, a homemaker, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Jose Jr.; sons Casey and Leslie; daughters Malia Tadios and Julia Salvido; brothers Boji, Walter and Albert Respicio; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Wendy Sumie Baba

Posted On October 25th, 2011 -

Oct. 4, 2011
Wendy Sumie Baba, 83, of Aiea died in Aiea. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Derek and Nathan, sister Marian Meneses and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 98-939 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary Sunday.

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Leslie Tanaka

Posted On October 25th, 2011 -

Sept. 9, 2011
Leslie “Les” Tanaka, 48, of Honolulu, a Securitas security officer, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Alice; brothers Derek, Terry and Steven; sister Dale Fujimoto; and companion Elizabeth Lord. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Rudolfo Balmoja

Posted On October 25th, 2011 -

Sept. 30, 2011
Rudolfo “Rudy” Balmoja, 68, of Glendora, Calif., a retired Bullocks and Macy’s department stores upholsterer, died in California. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Shon, Eric and Colin; brothers Eli, Freddie, Carlito “Junda” Balmoja, and Dominador “Doyo” Valmoja; sister Magdalena “Maggie” Sumile; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Mitsuo Todani

Posted On October 25th, 2011 -

Oct. 6, 2011
Mitsuo Todani, 89, of Wahiawa, a retired auto mechanic, died in Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret, son Lance, daughter Deborah Okamura, brother Theodore and five grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

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Gladys Shizuka Daida

Posted On October 25th, 2011 -

Oct. 12, 2011
Gladys Shizuka Daida, 85, of Lawai, Kauai, died in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Port Allen, Kauai. She is survived by husband Sadamu; sons Bruce and Barry; daughters Gloria Camp, Darlene Daida Martin, Joy Faufata and Sherry Andrade; brothers Susumu, Charlie and Shigemi Shinagawa; sister Sadie Tateishi; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hanapepe Honpa Hongwanji Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Cleopat Etsuko Uemura

Posted On October 25th, 2011 -

Oct. 10, 2011
Cleopat Etsuko Uemura, 70, of Koloa, Kauai, a state secretary, died in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Kenneth, sons Miles and Ricky, daughter Shiela Awong, brother Shoichi Tamura, sister Lillian Murakami and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Elbert Toshio Kodama

Posted On October 25th, 2011 -

Oct. 6, 2011
Elbert Toshio “Toshi” Kodama, 73, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Margy, sons Wade and Wes, daughter Wendy Ching and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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