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Sonya Kim Chun

Posted On May 5th, 2013 -

April 30, 2013
Sonya Kim Chun, 73, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Korea. She is survived by niece Song H. Private services.

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Walter Hoku Poka

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April 11, 2013
Walter Hoku Poka, 84, of Honolulu, a retired accountant with the state Department of Budget and Finance, died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Kokomo-Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Fumie A. and son Wesly L.Y. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Evelyn R. Cordero

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April 26, 2013
Evelyn R. Cordero, 53, of Kahului, a phlebotomist at Clinical Labs, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Mlang, Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines. She is survived by sons Andy and Joseph, daughter Laurie, sister Deborah Shelar and grandchildren Mandie, Anthony and Andrew. Visitation:6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Christ the King Church. Mass:8 p.m. Additional visitation:9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Entombment to follow at Maui MemorialPark. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Robert Elmer Potter

Posted On May 5th, 2013 -

April 30, 2013
Robert Elmer Potter, 89, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii professor and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Maryland. He is survived by wife Prudence S.; sons Bruce and David; daughters Elizabeth Alford and Jane James; brothers Walter, James and John; sister Mildred Painter; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Service:4 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Reception to follow. Donations suggested to Wesley United Methodist Church inHonolulu, University of Hawaii College of Education or favorite charity.

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Vince Corpis

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April 11, 2013
Vince “Vicente” Corpis, 74, of Pearl City, a pastor of Tree of Christ’s Life Ministries, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean; son Malachi K.; daughters Madeline Glenn-Paulino, Valerie Castillo, Charmaine Corpis and Dara Underwood; stepsons Lawrence and Jarrett Corpuz; stepdaughters Lawrelean Lacno and Janine Corpuz-Robinson; brother Rodrigo; sister Roffina; nine grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Service:10 a.m. Committal service:1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

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Florentino M. Sagon Sr.

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April 27, 2013
Florentino M. “Tino” Sagon Sr., 106, of Hilo, a Volcano House Restaurant head chef, died at home. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by sons Florentino Jr., Alvin, Randolph, Michael and Leonard; daughter Clarita Waldram; sisters Valentina, Pauline, Pilarita and Leonora; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service:11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

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Mario C. Cuomo

Posted On May 5th, 2013 -

May 1, 2013
Mario C. Cuomo, 82, of Kihei, Maui, a retired medical salesman, died. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by wife Dorothy; sons Glenn, Dale and Brian; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Rudy Sebresos

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April 28, 2013
Rudy Sebresos, 74, of Pearl City, a retired American Airlines crew chief, died in Aiea. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Elaine; son Keone; daughters Angelique Flores, Rebecca Sebreros and Debbie Chargualaf; hanai daughter Heather Canio; brothers Leonard and Danny; sister Hilda Viernes; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Francisco Domingo Daquioag Jr.

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April 16, 2013
Francisco Domingo Daquioag Jr., 52, of Kohala, Hawaii, a carpenter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Xavier M.T. and mother Felisa D. Visitation:1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Honolulu. Mass: 2 p.m. Additional visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Kapaau, Big Island. Mass:10 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Augustine Church Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mary Miyuki Shimabukuro

Posted On May 5th, 2013 -

April 28, 2013
Mary Miyuki Shimabukuro, 91, of Wailuku, a Misaki Star Supermarket clerk, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband James Y., daughter Anna Moss, sisters Thelma Takata and Misayo Kekauoha, and two grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. May 18 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service:6:30 p.m. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Kenneth L. De Coite

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April 29, 2013
Kenneth L. “Kanedo” De Coite, 82, of Haiku, Maui, formerly of Belmont, Calif., a retired AMPEX maintenance specialist in California, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Margaret L.; son Frank T.; daughters Janet G. Figueroa and Suzette A.Ferguson; brothers Richard, Peter, Paul and Charles Sr.; sisters Marion Myers, Sister Maria Goretti, Phyllis Abreu,Bernadette Franco, Agnes Fernandez, Cecilia Ann Cravalho and Donna Chong; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Service:7 p.m. Additional visitation:8:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Mass:10:30 a.m. Burial:Noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Fred Sims

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April 14, 2013
Fred Sims, 75, of Mililani, an attorney for the Air Force and an Air Force veteran, died in Hawaii. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Janyce and sister Karen Badenoch. Burial:1 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Felix Dela Cruz

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April 8, 2013
Felix Dela Cruz, 75, of Waianae, a retired Department of Transportation highway maintenance supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Wai-anae. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Esmenia; sons Edison, Damien, Fulton and Adrian; daughters Lynne Paaluhi and Ingrid Anduha; sister Florentina Obrien 24 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Margaret Chizuko Tanouye

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April 15, 2013
Margaret Chizuko Tanouye, 82, of Mililani, a retired University of Hawaii Student Health Center registered nurse, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by husband Gary, sonMark, daughter Mary Motoda, sister Dorothy Watanabe, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Wilbert Aranaydo

Posted On May 4th, 2013 -

April 14, 2013
Wilbert “Bobby” Aranaydo, 83, of Pearl City, a retired Navy senior chief petty officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Mitsue; sons Alan and Davy; daughter Geri Nishimura; stepdaughter Sayoko Takada; brothers Leslie, Philemon, Harry, Gerald, Edward and Joseph; sisters Josephine Sarno, Lorraine Aranaydo, Doris Yrojo and Marilyn Salgado; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:15 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Catherine Ham Young Pfeffer

Posted On May 4th, 2013 -

April 27, 2013
Catherine Ham Young Pfeffer, 82, of Wainiha, Kauai, proprietor of Black Pot Restaurant, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wainiha. She is survived by husband Gary “Bundy”; sons Rick, Warren, Dadly “Bobo” and Shaindlin Ham Young; brothers Henry and Wilbert Tai Hook, and David “China” Haumea; sisters Travis “Momi” Tubal, Annie Hashimoto, Florence Kaona, Eleanor Haumea, Rhona Hermosura, Kimberly Tai Hook, Miriam Texeira, Frances “Leina” Kaneakua and Flora Iseri; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. May 25 at Wai’oli Hui’ia Church, Hanalei. Services: 11 a.m. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Rosalina Fiesta Bautista

Posted On May 4th, 2013 -

April 19, 2013
Rosalina Fiesta Bautista, 85, of Waipahu, a janitor, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Roberto, Fransisco, Jose Jr., Gerardo and Carlos; daughters Benedicta Ventura, Margarita Veloria and Emilia Juan; eight grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. May 11 at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire.

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Vula Cinderella Robinson

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April 29, 2013
Vula Cinderella Robinson, 95, of Kailua, an ‘Iolani School elementary teacher and a Realtor, died in Kailua. She was born in Congo, Ohio. She is survived by son John Jr., daughters Mary Rajkowshi and Jane Robinson, sister Authorine Fleming, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mary Kuulei Chandler

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April 15, 2013
Mary Kuulei Chandler, 95, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Kealia, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Douglas Wilson and Merrill Chandler, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 11 at Borthwick Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Fred Shigemi Shinagawa

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April 14, 2013
Fred Shigemi Shinagawa, 77, of Kailua, a retired Wasa Electric Co. electrician and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Myles, Neil and Bob; brothers Susumu and Charlie; sister Sadie Tataishi; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Soto Mission of Hawaii. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. May 13 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Norman On Yau Ching

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April 21, 2013
Norman On Yau Ching, 89, of Pearl City, a retired federal government employee and an Army veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shin Hop; sons Garrick, Clifton and Gilmore; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Doris Mary Teixeira

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April 19, 2013
Doris Mary “Camacho” Teixeira, 82, of Waimanalo, retired founder of Texeira Pasteles, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gregory and Gordon, daughters Sheila Lando and Shelly Vickerky, sister Evelyn Kiyabu, 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Eulogy: 10 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Temukisa Siona Fruean

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April 30, 2013
Temukisa Siona Fruean, 48, of Ewa Beach died at home. She was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. She is survived by mother Aomalo T. Banse; brothers Lanceslot and Siona; and sisters Faasili Hall, Salani Wendt, Faasamoa Tu’aua, Fuatia Mamea, Maima Brown and Sinira F. Vaiaoga. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Blanche Reiko Watanabe

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March 2, 2013
Blanche Reiko Watanabe, 82, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii Hamilton Library employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Laren, daughter Leane Ziebell and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

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Howard L. Guerrero

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April 11, 2013
Howard L. Guerrero, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 51 electrician, owner of Guerrero Electric Co. and a veteran of the Air Force, Hawaii National Guard and Hawaii Royal Guard, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grayce, sons Lloyd P. and Myron K., daughters Penny-Mae L. Takahashi and Cheri-Ann K. Guerrero, and sisters M. Kanoe-Kanamu Souza, Margery K. Kekauoha and M. Haunani Ching. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 11 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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Edwin T. Watanabe

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April 8, 2013
Edwin T. Watanabe, 77, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Rosie, sons Wayne and Warren, daughter Wendy Chong, sister Jane Matayoshi and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Dave Susumu Hiraiwa

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April 22, 2013
Dave Susumu “Sus” Hiraiwa, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 52 electrical engineer and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 3rd Battalion Headquarters Company, died in Hale Ola Kino. He was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Gary I. and Hiroshi, and sisters Masako Suehiro and Shirley C. Isagawa. Private services.

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Ellsworth Kekela Ili

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April 9, 2013
Ellsworth Kekela Ili, 74, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired delivery truck driver and an Air Force veteran, died in Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Anne P.; sons Ryan K. Makua and Russell K. Ili; daughters Robin A. Luahiwa, Ronda A. Makua, Lynn P. Akeo and Sarah K. Ili; sisters Mary Jane Makua, Mele Ah Ho and Maydeen Bailey; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 10:15 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: noon. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Helen Nahaloa Kelley

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April 11, 2013
Helen Nahaloa Kelley, 91, of Kaneohe, a former employee of Liberty House, Lurline Casuals, Andrade’s and First Family of Travels, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Daniel Q.K. Jr. and Clement K. Stone, daughter Pohai Souza, hanai daughter Napua Thatcher, brother Abraham Akina, sister Henrietta Billena, 10 grandchildren, a hanai grandchild, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 11 at St. Ann’s Church, Kaneohe. Services to follow. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

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Sumie Matsumoto Kidani

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May 1, 2013
Sumie Matsumoto Kidani, 89, of Paauilo and North Kohala, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Paauhau Mauka, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Laurence and Myron; daughters Susan Uribe and Carol Fuertes; brothers Hiroshi, George and Donald Matsumoto; sisters Jane Osako, Sadako Koga, Yoshie Okada, Hideko Miyashiro, Alice Nakahodo and Arline Matsumoto; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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