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Colin Yoshio Ishii

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

May 1, 2014
Colin Yoshio Ishii, 54, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a carpenter with G. Kobayashi Builders, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo. He is survived by mother Hatsuko, brother Kevin and sister Aline. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Wanda Wiona Jones

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 29, 2014
Wanda Wiona Jones, 67, of Makawao, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Frank T., son Nathan, brother Harry B. Woodd, sisters Helene Baker and Evelyn Kahaawi, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Makawao Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 1550 Kokomo Road, Haiku, Maui. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Kawika Nakaiewalu Kahakauwila

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May 11, 2014
Kawika Nakaiewalu Kahakauwila, 30, of Paia, Maui, a Lahaina Car Wash auto detailer, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Daniel and Doreen, brothers Kaniela and Kimo, and grandparents Marion Russell and Miranda Duarte. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Ruby Love Kanehailua

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

May 12, 2014
Ruby Love Kanehailua, 87, of Nanakuli, a retired school bus operator, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Charles; daughters Koleka, Ka’ipo and Pauline Kanehailua, and Lehua Margetak; brother Joseph Seipel; 28 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information given in an obituary printed Friday.

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Kathleen K. Hernandez Adams

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

March 30, 2014
Kathleen K. Hernandez Adams, 45, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jason B., sons Kekai I. and Jason B. Jr., daughter Kuuleinani K., father Mel P. Hernandez, mother Kame Hernandez, brother Kahi Hernandez and sister Melissa Nakagawa. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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William Keamohuli

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 16, 2014
William “Kapa” Keamohuli, 75, of Waianae, a Teamsters Local 996 retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Raynette Makepa. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Helen Reid Ackley

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 13, 2014
Helen Reid Ackley, 90, of Ewa Beach, a Naval Communication Area Master Station, Eastern Pacific, retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Athens, Pa. She is survived by sons David, Stephen and Brian; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Araceli Dacanay Leano

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 9, 2014
Araceli Dacanay Leano, 60, of Waipahu died in Pasig City, Philippines. She was born in Bacnotan, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by husband Marcos D. and brother Reynaldo Dacanay. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Gyorgy Barcza

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

May 10, 2014
Gyorgy “George” Barcza, 69, of Honolulu, a moving services owner, died in Honolulu. He was born in Budapest, Hungary. He is survived by wife Tuula T. Saiho-Barcza, sons Dan “Samson” Barcza and Johan Saiho, daughters Miriam Barcza-Pinho and Leah R. Maberry, brother Janos and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Terrance Kyle Morgan

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May 12, 2014
Terrence Kyle Morgan, 25, of Kihei, Maui, a bartender at Cheeseburger in Paradise, Wailea, died in Kihei. He was born in Broken Arrow, Okla. He is survived by parents Terrance and Marcella, and sisters Miranda Gaddis and Nekeshia Hines. Scattering services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Sugar Beach. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Felix Befitel

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April 29, 2014
Felix Befitel, 99, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, died in Kaunakakai. He was born in Cabangaran, Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Crescencia, son Nelson, daughters Shirley Befitel and Lisa Fernandez, sisters Maria Billones and Emilia Balderama, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Gordon Charles Ontai

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 21, 2014
Gordon Charles Ontai, 79, of Honolulu, an obstetrician/gynecologist and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Sidney and Edward, daughters Lisa Ontai and Laurie LaGrange, stepson Laurence Iwamoto, brother Allan and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. May 27 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Edward Charles Bringuel

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 29, 2014
Edward Charles Bringuel, 94, of Wailuku, a retired general manager for Von Hamm Young and Datsun of Maui, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Curtis, daughters Gail DaPont and Yvonne Bringuel, brother William, sisters Dorothy Vares and Betty Texeira, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Kula. Services: 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Christopher Anthony Pimenta

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

May 13, 2014
Christopher Anthony Pimenta, 62, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lynette; daughters April Leming, Cheri Van Orden and Rachel Pimenta; brother Michael John; sister Harleen Van de Car; and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Mark Edward Colton

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

May 4, 2014
Mark Edward Colton, 59, of Kailua-Kona died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Washington, D.C. He is survived by brothers Joseph and Michael, sisters Pam Radosevich and Mary Colton, and hanai brother Matthew Radosevich. Private services.

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Edward Pung

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May 15, 2014
Edward Pung, 87, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired low-bed truck driver for Hamakua Sugar Co., died in Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Stacy and Stephen; daughters Roxanne and Rainee Pung and Sharee Rodrigues; brothers Joseph and Ernest; sister Florence Zolik; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s Parish, Papaaloa. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Lizzie Kamai Davis

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 24, 2014
Lizzie Kamai Davis, 58, of Hakipuu, a retired Lanakila Elementary School custodian, died in Hakipuu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Everett; son Kaleo; daughters Sherisse Kaina-Davis and Shawna Davis; brother Clarence “Boy” Kaina; sisters Laverne Clark and Jenny and Keala Kamauoha; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hauula United Congregational Church. Services: 6:30 p.m. Celebration of life at noon Saturday at Hauula Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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James Tingan Soo Jr.

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 2, 2014
James Tingan Soo Jr., 45, of Kapahulu died at home. He was born in Kapahulu. He is survived by sister Lisa “Girlie” Pavao. Vis-itation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Katherine Ferreira

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 25, 2014
Katherine Ferreira, 78, of Makawao, Maui, a retired restaurant cook, died at home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Ricky and Alfred, daughters Barbara Estrella-Franco and Phyllis Molina, brother Morris Haole, sister Mildred Helm, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Elizabeth Ann Strickland

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

May 6, 2014
Elizabeth Ann “Bessie” Strickland, 60, of Kihei, a customer service agent, died at home. She was born in Fort Monmouth, N.J. She is survived by life partner Gerald J. Ronan, son Gerald N. Ronan, daughter Ellie Marie N. Ronan, brother Anthony J., and sisters Linda O’Neal and Lieless M. “Babe” Fujikawa. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 30 at St. Theresa’s Church. Services: 9:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Lipoa Beach, behind the church. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary. com.

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Keith Fukunaga

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

May 9, 2014
Keith “Fuki” Fukunaga, 60, of Keaau, Hawaii, an assistant manager at Mr. K’s Recycle & Redemption Center and an entrepreneur, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Lizzie Quintal, sons Saul and Keith, daughter Drudale, father Clarence, brother Carlton and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Yukie Takayama

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 29, 2014
Yukie Takayama, 90, of Wailuku, a hotel-industry launderer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Leonard, daughter Amy Ruidas, brother Patrick Kato, sisters Pat Nagai and Blanche Kato, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Yozo Edward Hata

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 13, 2014
Yozo Edward Hata, 87, of Honolulu, a retired postmaster and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Leonore and a grandchild. Private services.

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Joan Tate

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 24, 2014
Joan “Aunty Joan” Tate, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Island Paradise School kindergarten teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Mary D. Gillis. Private services. For more information, call Pamela Kapana at 737-0370. Flowers welcome.

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Tamie Matsuo Hirai

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April 23, 2014
Tamie Matsuo Hirai, 91, of Honolulu, a retired administrative assistant with the state judiciary, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Piihonua Camp 3, South Hilo. She is survived by sons Craig K., Roy T. and Roger T.; sister Ellen Miura; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John Tolentino

Posted On May 18th, 2014 -

April 21, 2014
John Tolentino, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Army Reserves veteran and plant manager, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Jane, sons Alton and Bruce, daughter Cheryl Callihan, sister Marie Carvalho and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Philomena’s Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Raymond Yet On Leong

Posted On May 17th, 2014 -

April 14, 2014
Raymond Yet On “Ray” Leong, 93, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service supervisor at Honolulu Airport and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gwendolyn Y.C.; sons Reynold, Darryl, Alan and Stuart; daughter Rayna Lee; brother Kenneth; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Alexander Van Vo

Posted On May 17th, 2014 -

May 8, 2014
Alexander Van Vo, 82, of Kaneohe died. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by wife Gina Nga Thi Vu; sons Dominick, Thomas, Joseph and Francis; parents Jacques Van Vo and Tam Thi Thai; and seven grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Randolph Evans Medeiros

Posted On May 17th, 2014 -

April 28, 2014
Randolph Evans “Randy” Medeiros, 65, of Keaau, Hawaii, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Rodney and sisters Gloria Amador, Lynette Amaral and Bernadette Leialoha. Private services.

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Helen Hatsuko Watarai

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April 12, 2014
Helen Hatsuko Watarai, 95, of Honolulu died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son Stephen S., daughter Carole E. Okumura, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran