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Teruko Naramoto

Posted On January 16th, 2014 -

Jan. 13, 2014
Teruko Naramoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed florist doing business as Bea’s Flower Shoppe, died in St. Francis Hospice, Puiwa. She was born in Kalopa-Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Joyce S. Hirata and Nan Y. Stavnshoj; sisters Haruko Takahashi, Janet C. Yuuki, Yukiko Jandoc and Thelma Kami; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation at noon Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lolita Kareth Bittinger

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Dec. 31, 2013
Lolita Kareth Bittinger, 78, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Park Ridge, Ill. She is survived by husband John “Jack,” son John, daughter Lee-Ann Breon and four grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Luis T. Nazareno

Posted On January 16th, 2014 -

Dec. 22, 2013
Luis T. “Loui” Nazareno, 93, of Honolulu, a retiree from Pagoda Hotel and Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center, died in Honolulu. He was born in Manaoag, Philippines. He is survived by wife Eustaquia; daughters Elisa Marcela, Merlita and Elena Nazareno, and Anita Lastimosa; brother Silvestre; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St., Honolulu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Evelyn Takeko Brand

Posted On January 16th, 2014 -

Dec. 16, 2013
Evelyn Takeko Brand, 94, of Kapaa, Kauai, a cafeteria manager at Kapaa High and Elementary schools, died in the Cottages at Manoa. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Faye Yamamoto; brothers Kiyoshi, Shigeru and Samuel Miyasato; sister Teruko Umetsu; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine Church, 5021 Kawaihau Road, Kapaa. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Molly Yemiko Shiroma

Posted On January 16th, 2014 -

Nov. 27, 2013
Molly Yemiko Shiroma, 83, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by sons Nathan, Eugene, Miles and Kerry; brothers Minoru, William, Dr. Thomas and Paul Teruya; sisters Lillian Kamisato and Betsy Oshiro; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Dominga Labang Castillo

Posted On January 16th, 2014 -

Jan. 2, 2014
Dominga Labang Castillo, 83, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Kapolei. She was born in Kualapuu, Molokai. She is survived by sons Jonathan and Ricardo Jr.; daughters Shirley Castillo, Melissa Hairston, Francine Castillo and Vanessa Caldwell; sisters Eudacia Cooper, Victorina Laporga and Annunciation Cadiz; 21 grandchildren; and 24great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Teresita N.I. Sylva

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Dec. 20, 2013
Teresita N.I. Sylva, 49, of Waipahu, a head cashier at City Mill in Honolulu and Ewa Beach, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Sheldon, sons Tyler N. and Noah, daughters Maya and Kylie, mother Evelyn V. Ines, brother Rodney Ines and sister Cora Ines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary- Waipio, mauka chapel. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Roger William Costa

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Jan. 2, 2014
Roger William Costa, 47, of Kalaheo, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sons Lokelo W.L., Derrin K. and Evan L. Peleras-Costa; mother Geraldine; brother Richard; and sisters Ramona Costa and Melanie Alesna. Visitation: 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church. Mass to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ruth Haruko Tengan

Posted On January 16th, 2014 -

Dec. 17, 2013
Ruth Haruko Tengan, 85, of Honolulu, former owner of Victoria Inn and the Ala Moana Poi Bowl, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Wilbert Y., brother Takeo and sisters Misao Tengan and Tsuruko Miyahira. Private services and burial. On- line condolences: borthwick-oahu.com.

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Cynthia Duarte

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Jan. 8, 2014
Cynthia Duarte, 64, of Wailua, Kauai, a retired construction laborer and landscaper, died at home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by husband Bernard; sons Cedrick, John I and John II Waipa, and Brendan Duarte; stepsons Bernard Jr. and Jonathan Duarte; stepdaughter Maile Duarte-Rego; sister Eileen Bascon; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9-10 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Church, Kapaa, Kauai. Mass to follow.

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Micah Lonokoualii GhaHing Wong

Posted On January 16th, 2014 -

Jan. 9, 2014
Micah Lonokoualii GhaHing Wong, 20, of Kapaa, Kauai, a college student, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by parents Levon Wong and Ernanie Lotz, brothers Dexter and Dennis Juvan, sister Nadia Juvan and grandparents Salome Wong and Alejandria Mabini. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary, Lawai, Kauai. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Masao Gusukuma

Posted On January 16th, 2014 -

Jan. 10, 2014
Masao Gusukuma, 84, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. mechanic, International Longshore and Warehouse Union insurance agent and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ninole, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; son Curtis; brother Masanobu; and sisters Toshiko Uchima, Sally H. Nagata and Yasu Sugiyama. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Frances K. Yamada

Posted On January 16th, 2014 -

Dec. 11, 2013
Frances K. Yamada, 88, of Honolulu, a Thrifty Drug Store retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Randy, daughter Patti Matsuda, sister Mildred Sato and a grandchild. Private services.

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John Akira Inouye

Posted On January 16th, 2014 -

Dec. 15, 2013
John Akira Inouye, 57, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yuk Mei; sons David S.Y.H. and Michael M.Y.W.; daughter Michelle T.Y.M.; brothers Guy K., Alfred Y., Douglas H. and Tyron S.; and sisters Julie N. Yoneda, Michelle S. Itokazu, Lena R. Okada and Lisa M. Michaelson. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hifumi Yamada

Posted On January 16th, 2014 -

Dec. 22, 2013
Hifumi “Yama” Yamada, 96, of <t-4h$>Honolulu, a retired Industrial Welding Inc. welder and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Mark and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment at noon. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark-mortuary.com.

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Clara Itsue Katekaru

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Dec. 15, 2013
Clara Itsue Katekaru, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education head of guidance, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Rayna K. Liekweg and Lisa A.K. Miyamoto, brother Gary Funasaki and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Eugene F. Yamamoto

Posted On January 16th, 2014 -

Nov. 20, 2013
Eugene F. Yamamoto, 82, of Petaluma, Calif, a U.S. Postal Service retiree and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Eric, James, Gary and Sheldon; sisters Harriet Yoneyama and June Niimoto; and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

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Theodore Kenichi Kawasaki Sr.

Posted On January 16th, 2014 -

Jan. 2, 2014
Theodore Kenichi “Zabu” Kawasaki Sr., 60, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, a Qualified Painting Service painter and former Brewer Environmental bricklayer insulator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Geraldine Kaipo-Kawasaki; sons Thomas Hanato-Figueredo, Theodore “Theo” Kawasaki Jr. and Kevin Yates; daughter Jennifer Cacal; brothers Walter “Kazu” Kawasaki and Shawn Lincoln; sister Angie Lincoln; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Randymae H. Chung

Posted On January 15th, 2014 -

Nov. 29, 2013
Randymae H. Chung, 60, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Randy and Ikaika Kauhane, Kekoa Kawelo and Donald “Ekolu” Chung III; father Oliver Kauhane Jr.; stepmother Evelyn Kauhane; brothers Oliver Kauhane III, and Robert and Roger Cabral; sisters Karla Kauhane, Jessica C. Schwartz and Tammy Cabral; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Nanakuli Cemetery.

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Bernabe Q. Quipotla

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Jan. 12, 2014
Bernabe Q. “Opelu” Quipotla, 91, of Makawao, Maui, formerly of Puunene, Maui, and Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. crane operator, died at home. He was born in Vegan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Santos “Fatso,” James and Abraham; daughters Linda Harris, Guillerma “Gail” Lincoln and Cindy Akana; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2140 Main St., Wailuku. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Additional services to be held Feb. 12 at Mililani Mortuary. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Amby Cruz

Posted On January 15th, 2014 -

Jan. 1, 2014
Amby Cruz, 88, of Omao, Kauai, a retired Lihue Plantation mechanic, will be remembered in a Mass 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael Church, Koloa, Kauai. He died at home. He was born in San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Amby G., Anthony and Arnold; daughter Adele Padasdao; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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Antoinette Chillingworth Roberts

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Dec. 22, 2013
Antoinette Chillingworth Roberts, 77, of Ewa Beach died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Yvette and Denise Aiona, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Grace Sui San Dang

Posted On January 15th, 2014 -

Dec. 25, 2013
Grace Sui San “Ah Bee” Dang, 92, of the Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, co-owner of Jian Inc. and Plaza Camera, and interpreter and customer liaison at Japan Air Lines, died at home. She was born in Shak Ki, Jung San, China. She is survived by husband Edward O.; daughters Lauren Kau, Carol “Mei Wun” Evans and Sheri Kent; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Private graveside services. Aloha attire.

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Thomas Larry Stephens

Posted On January 15th, 2014 -

Jan. 5, 2014
Thomas Larry Stephens, 65, of Waianae died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Stubenville, Ohio. He is survived by wife Merleen; sons John, Thomas and Daniel; brother Daniel; sister Ethel; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1-7 p.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Beach Park. Casual attire.

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Faith Patricia Evans

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Jan. 9, 2014
Faith Patricia Evans, 76, of Kailua, a former state representative and retired U.S. marshal, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Noel, son John, daughters Tricia and Kathleen, brother Donald Ernesto and sisters June Shultz and Leona Parker. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Church, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Seichi Tabata

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Nov. 18, 2013
Seichi Tabata, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Occidental Underwriters of Hawaii agent, Seishinkan Dojo chief instructor and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Osaka, Japan. He is survived by son Calvin Y.; daughters Lynn K. Yokomizo, Elsie Y. Tabata and Betty Y. Dykstra; brothers Katsutoshi, Shogo and Takashi; sisters Nobuko Abe and Shirley Ponomareff; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway. Services: 11 a.m.

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Flaviano Tagabi Ganti

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Dec. 21, 2013
Flaviano Tagabi “Benny” Ganti, 74, of Honolulu died in the Philippines. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Raquel J., son Flavie, daughters Mona Garcia and Rachel Foley, mother Simeona T., sister Gloria Acio and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Honolulu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lester Kwock Fai Wong

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Dec. 25, 2013
Lester Kwock Fai Wong, 69, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Hawaiian Home Lands mortgage loan officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Daryl Jean, daughter Jennifer L.K.W. Loo and brother Samuel A.H. Jr. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at First Chinese Church of Christ, 1054 S. King St. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment at noon at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Norma Frances Hao Hale

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Dec. 26, 2013
Norma Frances Hao Hale, 77, of Waianae, a Hawaii State Public Library System library assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Kenneth; daughters Kay Kaneshiro, Karen Kobashigawa, Kristle Jury-Hale and Jamie-Lynn Murray; brother John Hao; sisters Nora “Sweetheart” Dumaran, Julie Neumann and Flora Hao; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Joyce Yoshie Yaji

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Jan. 3, 2014
Joyce Yoshie Yaji, 67, of Kahului, a retired Borders Books retail manager, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Tricia and Natalie, sister Linda Gibo and three grandchildren. Services to be held Saturday; contact the Yaji family for details. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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