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Toshio Tadaki

Posted On December 31st, 2013 -

Dec. 14, 2013
Toshio Tadaki, 88, of Waipahu, a retired Department of Defense supply clerk and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Craig and Owen; daughter Sheryl; sisters Doris Nagaoka, Kimie Kanekuni and Elaine Watanabe; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Buddhist services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sunday.

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Gudrun Lina Chaffin

Posted On December 31st, 2013 -

Dec. 16, 2013
Gudrun Lina Chaffin, 59, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a Hilton Waikoloa banquet worker, died at home. She was born in Schwenningen, Germany. She is survived by husband Timothy, daughters Danielle and Nichole and sister Traudi Newerla. Private services.

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Lillian Haruko Komatsu

Posted On December 31st, 2013 -

Dec. 11, 2013
Lillian Haruko Komatsu, 97, of Aiea, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Maurice M., daughter Georgine S., sisters Mildred Kaya and Doris Tanaka, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Caroline Wallace Tomich

Posted On December 31st, 2013 -

Nov. 25, 2013
Caroline Wallace Tomich, 89, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired elementary school teacher and a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband P. Quentin; sons Michael and Peter; daughters Catherine Luthe, Marcia Rose and Margot Griffith; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Mass and celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers and monetary offerings, donations suggested to the American Cancer Society, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or North Hawaii Community Hospital.

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Haruo Muraki

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Dec. 12, 2013
Haruo Muraki, 90, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government painter at Fort Shafter, member of Headquarters Company, 442nd Infantry Regiment, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Velma A.; daughter Lorna R. Luna; caregiver Mark Luna; sisters Fumiko R. Tsunoda, Mildred Tochiki and Hanayo Hoshino; and a grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire.

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Gladys Kuuleilani Naone

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Dec. 1, 2013
Gladys Kuuleilani Naone, 82, of Mililani, a licensed practical nurse at the Convalescent Center of Honolulu, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Winston, Harold, Howard and David; daughters Nancy K. Oliveira and Nancy L. Bray; brothers Charles, Paul and Samuel Aki; sister Grace Spray; 29 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Beecher Shunichi Noguchi

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Dec. 8, 2013
Beecher Shunichi Noguchi, 63, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Islands Hospice Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mayumi M. Tsubaki-Noguchi and daughters Martha M. and Grace M. Tsubaki-Noguchi. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Bennett Kanichi Ohta

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Oct. 26, 2013
Bennett Kanichi Ohta, 78, of Culver City, Calif., died in Culver City. He is survived by wife Alice, son Ross, daughter Alison, brother George Kunitake and sister Emi Ura. Services: 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Kealakekua, Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

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Edward Rinsei Okuma

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Dec. 12, 2013
Edward Rinsei Okuma, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. machinist and an Air Force veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Thelda T.; son Jon T., daughter Jennifer K.O. Watanabe; brothers William “Bill,” George “Geo,” James “Jimmy” and Henry “Kuni”; sister Helen Takahashi; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. No flowers.

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Valerie Leihuanani Agliam

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Nov. 22, 2013
Valerie Leihuanani “Cracka” Agliam, 51, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a Ohana Health Plan caregiver, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Cherylyn Puga, Joslyn Silva and Sheylyn Botelho; brothers Bobo, Darrell, Royden and Terrance Agliam and Ronald “Tubbs” Nahakuelua; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Mac Matsushige Sunabe

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Dec. 5, 2013
Mac Matsushige Sunabe, 89, of Hakalau, Hawaii, a retired diesel mechanic for Hilo Coast Processing Co., died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Agnes; son Russell; daughters June Kaetsu, Patti Kodama, Eva Miura and Lisa Min; sisters Edythe Tanaka and Judy Ichikawa; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Agnes Gersaba

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Nov. 29, 2013
Agnes “Aggie” Gersaba, 79, of Waipahu, a retired Caterair International employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Richard, Randal, Ryan and Reed; daughter Stephanie Gersaba, Shereene Edayan and Sohnja Ambrocio; brothers Alfredo Pintor and Benny and Rudy Cailing; sisters Dolores Daite, Faye Van Lenten, Lynda Byrd and Norma Carino; 20 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Richard Katsuto Yokoyama

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Dec. 11, 2013
Richard Katsuto Yokoyama, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired dentist and a World War II Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie L.; sons Michael H. and Ross K.; daughters Lorene Y. Becker and Amy C. McDermott; brother David S.; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Parker United Methodist Church, 45-211 Waikalua Road, Kaneohe. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation, 3536 Harding Ave., Honolulu, HI. Make check out to “Richard K. Yokoyama, Kaneohe Club.”

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Florence Hisae Kaichi

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Dec. 18, 2013
Florence Hisae Kaichi, 92, of Aiea, a retired Iolani Sportswear seamstress, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Kumamoto, Japan. She is survived by son Lester, daughter Gail Hamada, sisters Myrna Aiko Afuso and Charlotte T. Abe, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yukiko Kono

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Nov. 28, 2013
Yukiko “Florence” Kono, 84, of Aiea, a Partner of D.L.K. Tire Service, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lihue, Kauai. She is survived by husband Hirofumi, sons Earl and Dean, daughter Jay Ann Kau, brother Patrick Morioka and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Roy Ancheta Leoneza Sr.

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Dec. 6, 2013
Roy Ancheta Leoneza Sr., 63, of Keaau, Hawaii, a former Puna Papaya Co. employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Roy Jr., brother Alliento Gallegos, sister Visitacion “Visa” Fernandez and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion’s House of Praise Holiness Church, 170 Makaala St. Casual attire.

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Jiro Mitsuyasu

Posted On December 30th, 2013 -

Nov. 26, 2013
Jiro Mitsuyasu, 85, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by wife Mabel Y., brother Henry, sister Jane Koizumi, caregiver Leslie “Angel” Domingo and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association of Hawaii, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 2610, Honolulu, HI.

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Ernesto Ajolo Flores

Posted On December 29th, 2013 -

Nov. 30, 2013
Ernesto Ajolo Flores, 66, of Lahaina, a hotel maintenance employee and restaurant dishwasher, died at home. He was born in La Union, Philippines. He is survived by wife Zenaida; son Marvin; daughters Amy and Janet; brother Ricardo; sisters Lourdes Casuga, Flore Apilado, Teresita Alambra, Estrella Munar, Myrna Saltiban, Emelyn Andres, Josephine Rivera and Rosalinda Estellore; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date in the Philippines. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Howard Robert Spohn

Posted On December 29th, 2013 -

Dec. 23, 2013
Howard Robert Spohn, 70, of Ravenna, Ohio, a Chrysler Corp. retiree and an Army veteran, died in Waianae. He was born in Ravenna. He is survived by wife Sue, son Paul R., daughter Melodie A., brothers Lawrence W. and Abraham L., and sister Glenda M. Schomer. Services: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 91-679 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach. Inurnment to be held a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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William C. Funes

Posted On December 29th, 2013 -

Dec. 23, 2013
William C. Funes, 96, of Makawao, Maui, a retired groundskeeper, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Madeline F., son Robert Fune, daughter Jane De Lara, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Robert Whitcomb Sumner-Mack

Posted On December 29th, 2013 -

Dec. 11, 2013
Dr. Robert Whitcomb Sumner-Mack, 78, of Hilo, a retired public health physician and administrator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Richmond, Va. He is survived by wife Nan M., daughters Laura K. Mack and Danielle M. Francis, stepson Drew V. Sumner, sister Patricia Churchman and four grandchildren. No services.

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Robert Joseph Sr.

Posted On December 29th, 2013 -

Dec. 25, 2013
Robert Joseph Sr., 83, of Kula, Maui, a Maui County Board of Water Supply retiree, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alexandrine; son Robert Jr.; daughters Darralyn Vannatta, Bridget Jardine, Laureen Joseph and Gerianne Sanchez; sisters Shirley Gum and Mildred Carvalho; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Reception in the church hall after services. Urn burial to follow at the church cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Mitsuo Tadaki

Posted On December 29th, 2013 -

Dec. 11, 2013
Mitsuo Tadaki, 89, of Honolulu, a retired insurance salesman and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by sons Ted and Milton, daughters Leona Tadaki-Kam and Haulani Tadaki, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Andrew Howard Kalehuawehe Sr.

Posted On December 29th, 2013 -

Dec. 23, 2013
Andrew Howard Kalehuawehe Sr., 76, of Wailuku, a Department of Transportation airport maintenance retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Lei, sons Scott and Andrew “Analu” Jr., daughter Lisa Jarnesky, brother Allan G., sister Betty Rodrigues and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Private burial. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Toshio Tadaki

Posted On December 29th, 2013 -

Dec. 14, 2013
Toshio Tadaki, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Defense supply clerk and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Craig and Owen; daughter Sheryl; sisters Doris Nagaoka, Kimie Kanekuni and Elaine Watanabe; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Buddhist services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Midori Kanno

Posted On December 29th, 2013 -

Dec. 17, 2013
Midori “Jean” Kanno, 91, of Wahiawa died in Aiea. She was born in Puna, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Roy T. and Allen K.; daughters Lynn T. Kim, June T. Nomura and Sharon Y. Sato; brothers Rudy and Paul; sisters May and Jane; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jackie Lee Yamamoto

Posted On December 29th, 2013 -

Dec. 21, 2013
Jackie Lee Yamamoto, 59, of Hilo, a retired rental agent at National Car Rental Co. in Hilo, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Iran; daughter Seilee Yahiku; father Milton Morikami; stepmother LaVerne Morikami; brother Francis Morikami; sisters Candace Lee, Joyce Fleming, Lorna Wilson and Myra Lodge; and a grandchild. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Nenita Ariz Llusala

Posted On December 29th, 2013 -

Dec. 24, 2013
Nenita Ariz Llusala, 60, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. senior lab analyst, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Maritchie Fortuito and Marichu Rialubin; sisters Helen Casaclang, Marilyn Martin and Jocelyn Atejira; and two grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Lois Arlene Mahi

Posted On December 29th, 2013 -

Aug. 21, 2013
Lois Arlene Mahi, 84, of Kaneohe, a Kamehameha Garments office administrator, died in Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by son Lonnie, daughters Tonia Mahi and Tommi Gernhard, sister Phylis Fredensburg and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Kaneohe Bay Community of Christ, 45-119 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Charlotte Naomi Nakoa

Posted On December 29th, 2013 -

Dec. 19, 2013
Charlotte Naomi Nakoa, 69, of Wailuku, a retired Lower Main Minit Stop supervisor, died. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Herman Nakoa Jr. and Chris Quipotla; daughters Sherri Arista, Kimi Rezentes and Dayna Inokuma; numerous hanai children; mother Nancy Miyamoto; brothers Wayne and Larry Miyamoto; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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