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Karen Makiko Okada

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Jan. 25, 2016
Karen Makiko “Mak” Okada, 98, of Honolulu, a retired Waikiki Public Library assistant and former co-owner of Abe Appliance, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Kiekie, Niihau. She is survived by daughter Joy H. Rodrigues, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 27 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Hilda Cagata

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Jan. 27, 2016
Hilda “Auntie Hilda” Cagata, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Kalihi Uka Elementary School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by nieces Cathy and Christine “Chris” Santa Ana, and Karen C. Lovell; and a grandniece. Visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 29 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Eulogy and Mass: 6 p.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. March 1 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Charlotte Hisayo Oura

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Dec. 14, 2015
Charlotte Hisayo Oura, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department police reporter, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She is survived by son Wayne, daughter Phyllis Kurio, brother Dr. Harry H. Harada, sisters Ruth S. Okazaki and Ellen M. Harada, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Elsie Kimiko Date Dang

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 7, 2016
Elsie Kimiko Date Dang, 93, of Kapahulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Mary; sons Frederick, Vincent, Thomas, Phillip and Michael; sister Miyoko Date; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Rosary: 10 a.m. Feb. 25 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the American Cancer Society. Condolences: diamondhead- mortuary.net. Additional inform- ation for an obituary published Saturday.

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Maggie Clarisse Puuwaialoha Nakoa Santiago

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Jan. 20, 2016
Maggie Clarisse Puuwaialoha Nakoa Santiago, 69, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Union School baker, died in South Dakota. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Leimomi Russell, Raylyn Quesada and Lelyaundry “Darlene” Kipilii; sons Kainoa and David; hanai sons Michael, Raymond III, Henry and Timothy; brothers Buddy and Edgar Nakoa; sisters Ipo Kahiamoe and Faith Distajo; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at Hawaiian Pentecostal Church, Honolulu. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: noon March 4 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lillian Yvonne Ernst

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Jan. 29, 2016
Lillian Yvonne Ernst, 90, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Auvern, Eric, Neal and Dean; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 29 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Douglas Hiroshi Shishido

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Jan. 24, 2016
Douglas Hiroshi Shishido, 84, of Honolulu, a retired cabdriver, died. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by son Todd H. Private services.

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Neola Kuuiponohea Figueroa

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Jan. 16, 2016
Neola Kuuiponohea Figueroa, 74, of Kailua, a nurse’s aide for Maluhia Skilled Nursing Facility, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by sons John and Alfred; daughters Mabel Wright, Winifred Borling and Angie Cateil; brother Lowell “Alika” Perkins; sister Ilona “Faye” Halmas; companion Manuel Rosa; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Peni S. Siafuafu

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 7, 2016
Peni S. Siafuafu, 60, of Mililani, a Swanson Steel Erector Inc. ironworker and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Germaine L. Chai-Siafuafu; sons Keola Siafuafu and Shane Chai; daughters Missy S. Wai, Tammy S. Lopez, Elaine S.S. Enriquez and Leihulunani Siafuafu; brothers Repati and Futimopu Siafuafu, Iosia and Safiti Safiti Jr., Pipisone Peniata, Misikupa Aiolupotea and Taugaifala Fatu; sisters Asofaafetai Lupega, Saono Fessler, Ainoama Tavita, Litia Kamiji, Laisa Tanurasa, Uini Vui, Sauila Afalava and Kankope Siafuafu; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. March 18 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30p.m. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Jacob Kawaa Freebairn

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 7, 2016
Jacob Kawaa Freebairn, 38, of Hawaii island, a landscaper and sous-chef, will be remembered in private services. He died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by son Xavier Freebairn-Lopes; parents Rebecca and Paul; brothers Abraham, Kevin, Joseph and Shawn; and sisters Lani Blackburn, Miri Baron, Anita Chai and Tami King.

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Parley Ulpiano Keahi Tajon

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 5, 2016
Parley Ulpiano Keahi “Bear” Tajon, 69, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a Hilo Coast Processing employee, a retired state Department of Transportation Highways Division heavy equipment operator and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sandra “Sandi”; daughter Marsi Maile Enos; sons Jared, Nathan and Ben K.; brothers Francis and Saffrey; sisters Dolores Bugado and Clarisse Ishimine; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Feb. 27 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire.

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Susan Oandasan Galvez

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 12, 2016
Susan Oandasan Galvez, 50, of Kailua-Kona, a housekeeper for Four Seasons Resort and Kona Surf Resort, and a Keauhou KTA Store cashier, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Manila. She is survived by husband Resty; sons Andrei and Nikko; daughter Ivana-Kris; mother Erlinda Oandasan; brothers Henry, Adonis and Jesus Oandasan; and sisters Rosalinda and Madonna Oandasan, Magnolia and Marites Agatep, Gloria Miralles and Joan Granderson. All-night vigil starting 10 a.m. Feb. 26 at the family residence, 75-237 Pumehana St., Kailua- Kona. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Holualoa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Doris Kimiyo Uehara

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Jan. 30, 2016
Doris Kimoyo Uehara, Yago: Kushinkagwa, 95, of Honolulu, retired co-owner of La Salle Grill, died at home. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gary S. and Neal S., and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 26 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Wallace Masaji Hashimoto

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 2, 2016
Wallace Masaji Hashimoto, 85, of Pearl City, a retired city industrial construction inspector, died in Aiea. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Aiko, daughter Amy Yamane and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Brenda M. Uta

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 5, 2016
Brenda M. Uta, 51, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Nu’uuli, American Samoa. She is survived by daughter ManaMeree T. Perez; sisters Maryane Jackson, Fiamaua Taaga, Lilian Taumua and Tui Suapaia; and brothers Leamanaia, Ernest, Peni M. and Herman S. Visitation: 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Diane Aguiar

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 4, 2016
Diane Aguiar, 65, of Honolulu, a retired insurance clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Jason P. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Jon Keiji Hayashi

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 5, 2016
Jon Keiji Hayashi, 46, of Hilo, a THY & Associates employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Misae, brother Gary and sister Kristine Takata. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Donald Worster Wilson

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 12, 2016
Donald Worster Wilson, 81, of Kaneohe, an insurance sales employee and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. He is survived by wife Grace Wilson; stepsons Alvin Oyer and Kess and Dean Wilson; stepdaughter Gladys Lewis; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Feb. 28 at Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1611 Kewalo St. No. 101, Honolulu. Services: 1 p.m. Casual and aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice or Aloha Shriners Transportation Fund. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Poulima Aleaga

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 12, 2016
Poulima Aleaga, 77, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Sili, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Eti E.; sons Eddie, Link, Vic, Ink and Ing; daughters Queena Niuatoa and Queene Aleaga- Simi; brother Naiuli Lepisi; sisters Tafailagi Ontai and Tulaga Leavitt; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 9 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Eric Sadaaki Katena

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Dec. 23, 2015
Eric Sadaaki Katena, 51, of Mililani, a carpet layer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in San Jose, Calif. He is survived by parents Loretta and Akira, daughters Jeanette Rodriguez and Ashley Katena, brothers Daryl and Craig, sister Susan Ramey and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. Condo- lences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Carol Jean Amaral

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 7, 2016
Carol Jean Amaral, 69, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a cafeteria worker for Naalehu Elementary School and Kilauea Military Camp, a Pahala Elementary School educational assistant, and a Ka’u Family Health Center receptionist, died in Ka’u Hospital. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Paula Tailon and Tammy Kaapana; brother Robert Pestano; sisters Angeline Moniz, Aileen Mattos and Mary Louise Apo; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 7:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Naalehu. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Bing Rong Liang

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 14, 2016
Bing Rong Liang, 91, of Honolulu, a retired cook, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Yi Ming; sons Siu Man Leung and Sio Cheong and Shao Hong Liang; daughters Shao King Lui, Shao Yuan Mai and Shirley Tam; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 29 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

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Lisa Lei Ansai

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 10, 2016
Lisa Lei Ansai, 44, of Honolulu, a caregiver, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Harold Y. and Sheila C.L., brothers Scott and Wesley, and grandmother Fumi. Visitation: 5 p.m. March 4 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. March 7 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Torao Matsumoto

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 2, 2016
Torao Matsumoto, 95, of Hilo, a retired commercial fisherman and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company F, and the 232nd Engineer Combat Company during World War II, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Matsue; daughters Edna Yee, Donna Matsumoto and Jessica Hashimoto; brother Sueo; sister Kazue; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Roy Hachiro Aoki

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 15, 2016
Roy Hachiro Aoki, 79, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Honoolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane, son David, daughters Lynne Uy and Debora Aoki, and sister Dorothy Higashi. Private services.

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Malakai Maluafisi Mokofisi

Posted On February 23rd, 2016 -

Feb. 12, 2016
Malakai Maluafisi Mokofisi, 86, of Laie, a carpenter, died at home. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by sons Alifeleti M., Kalupano V. and Filipo T.; daughters Mikaela T. Vea, Luseane Suliafu, Emaleti Mokofisi and Siosiana T. Ungounga; brothers Tevita Suka, Vaipula, Sione Ake, Kitione Maile, Asaeli, Seleti and Talanoa; 28 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Enchanted Lakes Chapel, 1461 Kanapuu Drive, Kailua. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Manuel Gilbert De Souza

Posted On February 22nd, 2016 -

Jan. 29, 2016
Manuel Gilbert De Souza, 82, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, died. He was born in Pepeekeo. He is survived by sisters Isabel Chandler and Violet De Souza. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 26 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 43 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Services: 9 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Homelani Memorial Park and Cemetery, 388 Ponahawai St., Hilo.

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Robert Errett Rogers

Posted On February 22nd, 2016 -

Feb. 10, 2016
Robert Errett Rogers, 95, of Honolulu, a petroleum geologist and an Army Air Corps veteran, died at home. He was born in Hattiesburg, Miss. He is survived by son Robin L. Rogers, sister Martha Lusk, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Jeffrey Allan Donerkeil

Posted On February 22nd, 2016 -

Feb. 10, 2016
Jeffrey Allan Donerkeil, 56, of Waimanalo, a seaman apprentice and a Navy veteran, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by mother Katherine Stoever and sister Michelle Schmidt. Private services.

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Donavan Emillio Sadino

Posted On February 22nd, 2016 -

Jan. 26, 2016
Donavan Emillio Sadino, 35, of Naalehu, Hawaii, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Terrie P. Costa, brothers Travis and Carlos, and sisters Tannie Ramos and Tessie Sadino. Celebration of life: Feb. 28 at the family residence. For more information, call Tessie Sadino at 640-2778. Condolences: ballard familymortuaries.com.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran