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Eliezer Santos Castillo

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

May 19, 2011
Eliezer Santos Castillo, 65, of Eleele, Kauai, and Texas, an electric technician in Texas, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Wilhelmina S., daughters Lisa C. Rich and Elaine Ferrer, parents Constante and Felipa, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo, Kauai. Mass: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Colin Sachio Morohashi

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

May 10, 2011
Colin Sachio Morohashi, 48, of Honolulu, a former Yuki’s Hari Salon barber, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by mother Doris Y., brother Dennis S. and sister Lauri H. Fu. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Joyce Joan Garren

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

May 13, 2011
Joyce Joan Garren, 81, of Laie, a swim coach and health food store owner, died. She was born in Colchester, England. She is survived by son James B., daughters Patricia J. Fawcett and Laura J. Ford, sister Doris Tomlinson and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 3rd Ward, Laie Hawaii Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Additional services and scattering of ashes: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kokololio Beach Park.

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Lesieli Amanaki Oku Ikaihoko Niusini

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

May 20, 2011
Lesieli Amanaki Oku Ikaihoko “Makeleta” Niusini, 88, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Lofanga, Ha‘apai, Tonga. She is survived by son Solomone; daughters Lanuola Saulala and Anesiu Fine; brothers Taniela, Sioeli and Sione Si‘ulua; sisters Amelia Tofavaha and Kafoatu, Mele, Sulia and Nunia Si‘ulua; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at First Tongan United Methodist Church, Waimanalo. Services: 8 p.m. Additional services: 7 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Steven Jack Hansen

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

May 18, 2011
Steven Jack Hansen, 64, of Hilo, a professional event planner, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Oakland, Calif. He is survived by wife Judy and son Charles J. Services: 7 p.m. today at Soka Gakkai International Center, 695 Makalika St., Hilo. Celebration of life and potluck: 3 p.m. Thursday at Carlsmith Beach Park Pavilion. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hugo Rivera Pagaduan

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

Hugo Rivera Pagaduan, 88, of Wahiawa, a retired Dole Plantation truck driver, died in Wahiawa. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Dolores C.; sons Eric Jon, Robert Glen and Hugo Ray; daughters Yvonne P. Omalza and Debora Ann Pagaduan; two brothers; a sister; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Irene Ho

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

April 1, 2011
Irene “Toshiko” Ho, 77, of Mililani, a retired insurance underwriter, died in Aiea. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Kenneth; brothers Yeikichi and Hideo Goya; sisters Ethel Shiroma, Mildred Nakasone, Myrtle Ishikawa and Janet Nakamura; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Sunday at Pearl Country Club.

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Rocky Joseph Racoma

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

May 16, 2011
Rocky Joseph “Joe” Racoma, 73, of Oklahoma, formerly of Manhattan, Kan., a former civilian pipe fitter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 56, died. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Jeanie; sons Chad and Shawn; daughters Heidi Wiley and Tammy Genobia; stepmother Clementia; brothers Alfredo, Felix and Franklin; sister Elsie Demesillo; and five grandchildren. Services to be held in Kansas. Donations suggested to Rivercross Hospice, 4150 S. 100th Ave., Suite 109, Tulsa, OK 74146. Online condolences: www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

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Miriam Ann Puahinano Kahananui

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

April 15, 2011
Miriam Ann Puahinano Kahananui, also known as “Annie” and “Annie Green,” 56, of Waianae, a nurse’s aide, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Kona. She is survived by daughter Alfredda K.; hanai daughter Christine Kahananui-Quimoyog; father Samuel K. Sr.; brothers Samuel K. Kahananui Jr. and William Landford; sisters Yolandann Hime, Liane-Dallas Herrington and Rose Lua; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaeloa Ward. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.

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John Yeun Soo Shin

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

May 16, 2011
John Yeun Soo Shin, 62, of Honolulu, a mission coordinator, died in Hospice Hawaii Palolo Home. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Susan Y.J., a son, a daughter, a brother, numerous sisters and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Patsy Kiyoko Kam

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

May 21, 2011
Patsy Kiyoko Kam, 85, of Honolulu, a secretary at Fort Shafter and Tripler Army Medical Center offices, died in Kahala Nui. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Russell, daughters Sherry and Tessa, brothers Wallace and Walter Arasato, sisters Thelma Yamasaki
and Myrtle Miyashiro, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. June 16 at Hawaii State Veterans
Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Dolores Hay Sin Soderstrom

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

May 18, 2011
Dolores Hay Sin Soderstrom, 81, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Arthur, daughters Barbara Harding and Sharon Matsui, brothers Ernest Choy and Stanley Kim, sister Connie Ikeda, seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kaumakapili Church. Services: 11:30 a.m.

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Hiram Kapu Kamana

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

April 16, 2011
Hiram Kapu “Big Head” Kamana, 72, of Waianae, a kumu of the Hawaiian organization Mauka to Makai, died in Aiea. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by sons Shane, Hiram Jr. and Walter; daughters Tammy K. Yeager, Thomasine “Sina” Kamana and Leihua Savini; hanai son Paul Zoller; sisters Florence L. Barrozo and Donna M. Gaspar; 22 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave., Waianae. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead. Paina at 2 p.m. at Nanakuli Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Hiroshi Kato

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

April 14, 2011
Hiroshi Kato, 89, of Honolulu, former Circuit Court judge, state representative, attorney and Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, will be remembered in services at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet H., sons Keith H. and John Y., daughter Joanne M. Aloiau, brother Tadashi and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. at the mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Lorraine Toshie Sumiye

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

April 23, 2011
Lorraine Toshie Sumiye, 54, of Kailua, a Hawaiian Host candy maker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Herbert H., brother Edwin and sister Chris Imoto. Private services.

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Laura M.N. Kealalio

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

May 17, 2011
Laura M.N. Keala-lio, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Queen’s Medical Center mail clerk, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Norbert and Wayne, daughters Izetta Iwata and Odetta Fujimori, 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 31 at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences may be sent online at www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Alexander Ibana Tagalicod Sr.

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

May 8, 2011
Alexander Ibana Tagalicod Sr., 69, of Waianae, owner of Alex’s Upholstery in Waipahu, died in Aiea. He was born in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Mary; son Alexander Jr.; daughters Leonora Perez, Lena M. Conrad and Loriann Bocobo; brother Regino Jr.; sister Gloria Parker; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Russell Itsuo Matsuura

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

May 4, 2011
Russell Itsuo Matsuura, 63, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nam Mi, daughters Aimee and Ruth, and brothers Norman, Reggie and Carl. Private services.

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George M. Taira

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

May 8, 2011
George M. Taira, 65, of Waipahu died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Edward and sisters Violet Yamaji, Dorothy Omori and Florence Goodness. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Thelma Toshie Nakata

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

May 6, 2011
Thelma Toshie Nakata, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Warfel Opticians office manager, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Rae Y. Nakata-Boyack, brother Wallace F. Kuniyuki and sister Betty S. Tamaribuchi. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Gregory Abaya

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

April 18, 2011
Gregory Abaya, 73, of Honolulu, a life insurance and real estate agent, funeral plan memorial sales counselor and Army National Guard private first class, died in Honolulu. He was born in Banayo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Frances A., daughter Marjorie Vidal, hanai son Robert Vidal, sisters Nora Escobar and Dominga Manog, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. No black attire. Condolences may be sent at www.hawaii-funeralservices.com.

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Kaoru Noda

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

May 5, 2011
Kaoru Noda, 86, of Hilo, a retired University of Hawaii at Hilo biology professor, director, provost and vice chancellor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Lillian H.; daughters Laura and Diane Noda, Karen Emeerson and Sharon Kataoka; sisters Sachiko Yanagihara and Miriam Ohye; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Monday at Church of the Holy Cross, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Annette Kaye Choi

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

May 10, 2011
Annette Kaye Choi, 59, of Haleiwa died in Haleiwa. She was born in Montgomery, Md. She is survived by former husband Leroy J.S., son Daniel L., brother James K. Holdren and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Haruyo Okuda

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

May 3, 2011
Haruyo Okuda, 87, of Hilo, a seamstress and retired proprietor of the former Golden Thimble in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Hiram and Lloyd; daughter Karen Shindo; sisters Kikue Iwanaka, Tsuneno “Mae” Katsumoto, Sakae Hawley, Kiyono Yoshida and Kazue Kawano; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Daphne Kahaunani Ellis Cremer

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

May 10, 2011
Daphne Kahaunani Ellis “Dee” Cremer, 65, of Anahola, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Ronnie Sr.; sons David, Ronnie Jr., Ricky and Shawn; daughters Doreen Gomes and Kanani Kawamura; sisters Celeste Farias, Alana Agustin and Valerie Santos; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Aloha Church, Lihue. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Shotaro Ota

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

May 10, 2011
Shotaro “Sho” Ota, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Foodland Super Market supervisor and Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Barbara K. “Babs”; daughters Darlene K. Ota and Cynthia L. Frost; brothers Akinori, Clarence and James; sisters Miyoko Sugai, Eleanor Bowser, Janet Ota and Vicky Chan; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Casual attire.

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Gerald Alan Hiatt

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

April 29, 2011
Gerald Alan Hiatt, 70, of Honolulu, an internist/gastroenterologist and Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Berkeley, Calif. He is survived by wife Diane, sons Robert and Tadd, daughter Heather Kunz, brother William, sister Judith Tuttle and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Olivet Baptist Church, 1775 S. Beretania St. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Ralph Vaughn Rathyen

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

May 10, 2011
Ralph Vaughn Rathyen, 91, of Punaluu, a Jos. DixonCrucile Co. vice president of sales, died in Punaluu. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by sons Ralph D. and Wayne M., four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

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Yolanda Sachiko Hirohata

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

May 11, 2011
Yolanda Sachiko Hirohata, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Beauty Products clerk, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George N., son Edson T., daughter Susan M. Hirohata-Kano, sisters July N. Hamada and Elizabeth N. Kosaka, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Hwy. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Haruko Seto

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

May 16, 2011
Haruko Seto, 99, of Waimea, Kauai, a retired Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital cook, died in Kauai Care Center. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by sons Edward, Gary and Lynn; daughter Mae Kinoshita; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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