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Evelyn W.L.C. Ing

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Feb. 28, 2016
Evelyn W.L.C. “Evie” Ing, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimuki Ace Hardware salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Melvin Ng, and Russell and Irvin Ing; brother Clifford; sisters May Dement, Maud Barrios and Jean Dalberg; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Anita Yen Tai Kam Souza

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March 3, 2016
Anita Yen Tai Kam Souza, 87, of Aiea, a retired Federal Aviation Administration clerical worker and retired state cashier, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Richard B.K. “Woody” Lee, daughter Lisa Ann Lee, brother Herman Kam, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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Hisae Kanagawa Akagi

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March 3, 2016
Hisae Kanagawa Akagi, 97, of Kilauea, Kauai, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Alvin, daughters Joyce Nagata and Pamela Watanabe, sister Asako Nakata and brother Donald Kanagawa. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Dallas Kaukaha Kalepa III

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March 5, 2016
Dallas Kaukaha Kalepa III, 55, of Lahaina, a shuttle driver, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Dallas “Butch” and June, brothers Archie and Frank, sister Leihua Ii and grandmother Adelaide Sylva. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. March 25 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. March 26 at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Kiyoko Sugimoto

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Feb. 29, 2016
Kiyoko Sugimoto, 91, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, a retired Hilo Medical Center nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Carolyn Nakamoto and sister Nobuko Koji. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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William A.S. Akana

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March 13, 2016
William A.S. “Bill” Akana, 92, of Wailua, Kauai, retired owner of Akana Insurance Agency Inc., died. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Margaret “Marge,” son Scott, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date.

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Lila B. Kanae

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Feb. 18, 2016
Lila B. Kanae, 65, of Honolulu, an attorney, died in Honolulu. She was born in Massachusetts. She is survived by husband Dwight, stepson Leohano Kanae-Gates, stepdaughter Lokelani Kanae-Gates, mother Jeanette Books, brother Richard Books and four grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. March 26 at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. March 27 at Kaneohe Beach Park.

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Phil B. Urquhart

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March 10, 2016
Phil B. Urquhart, 77, of Makiki, a chief estimator and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Saba, Texas. He is survived by sons Phil, Chris, Brian and Timothy; brothers John and Willey; and five grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. March 19 at Alii Beach Park, Haleiwa. Casual attire. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Alice Mae Anae

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March 12, 2016
Alice Mae Anae, 80, of Laie, a retired special-education teacher at Kahuku High and Intermediate School, died in Laie. She was born in Tacoma, Wash. She is survived by sons Allen, Brad, Robert, Matthew and Grant; daughters Audri Olomua and Wendy Anae; 28 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Isamu Kaneshige

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Feb. 12, 2016
Isamu Kaneshige, 93, of Honolulu, a retired State Farm Insurance agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Carole S., son Jay J., brother Mitsuru, sisters Katherine Matsuda and Ethel Yanagida, and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Leandra Lynn Wai-Rodrigues

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Feb. 14, 2016
Leandra Lynn Wai-Rodrigues, 64, of Waianae died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James “Sparky” Rodrigues; daughters Cayenne Tote, and Taire and Lynn-Marie Rodrigues; brothers Clayton and Emery Wai; sisters Kerima Shindo, Pat Benitez and Caron Allen; and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. March 25 at Iolani Palace; gather at the ahu. Scattering of ashes March 26 at Makua Beach. Comfortable attire. Loose flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Malama Makua.

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Leonard Kahikinaokalaikamalamalama Angay Jr.

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Feb. 5, 2016
Leonard Kahikinaokalaikamalamalama Angay Jr., 51, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a Jack’s Tours bus driver, Kona Lagoon Hotel bouncer and employee at A.C.’s Restaurant, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Danette Rennoe, parents Leonard and Butchie, brother Mark and sisters Leonora Cho, and Lana and Lynn Angay. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 26 at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kenneth Kalaulu Kekela Jr.

Posted On March 19th, 2016 -

March 14, 2016
Kenneth Kalaulu Kekela Jr., 63, of Papaikou, Hawaii, an employee of C.W. Maintenance, Yoshina Construction, Alika Cooper Fish and Co. and Waldron Feedlot, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by father Kenneth Sr.; brothers Paul, Karl Sr. and Michael; and sisters Debra Luiz, Julie Kainoa and Sharon Kekela. Celebration of life: noon March 19 at Hakalau Mill. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Glen Shigeru Yamamoto

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Feb. 29, 2016
Glen Shigeru Yamamoto, 58, of Puhi, Kauai, a field services representative for Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Rebecca “Bec”; sons Jordan “Kai” and Ethan “Ekana” Yamamoto, and Anthony, Benjamin and Matthew Osorno; daughters Lauren “Maka” Yamamoto and Kiona Esteban; mother Fujiko; brother Keith; sisters Debbie Taba, Gail Sandberg, Joy Kamanu and Joan Yamamoto; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. March 26 at Lydgate Park.

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Alice Etsuko Asari

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Feb. 26, 2016
Alice Etsuko Asari, 92, of Aiea, a retired travel agent with Super Jet Travel Agency, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Iwao; sons Michael E., Glenn S. and Wayne N.; daughter Faye A. Hara; sister Betty Tahata; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. March 24 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Geraldine Frank Kelley

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Feb. 23, 2016
Geraldine Frank Kelley, 84, of Waikiki, a retired Matson Navigation cargo clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Napua Thatcher, two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoshimi Yamamoto

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March 6, 2016
Yoshimi Yamamoto, 93, of Hawi, Hawaii, retired owner of Veterans’ Service Station and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Sharon and Leah Yamamoto, and Aimee Kasumi; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. March 26 at Hawi Jodo Mission, 55-3364 Akoni Pule Highway. Services: 2:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Lajuan Beecham

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Dec. 29, 2015
Lajuan Beecham, 55, of Honolulu, a kitchen supervisor for Tiki’s Grill & Bar Waikiki, died. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by brothers Raphael and Emmanuel, sisters Jennifer Gary and Mabelyn Beecham, and numerous hanai brothers and hanai sisters. Private services.

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Jonnette Lau

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Feb. 20, 2016
Jonnette “Jo” Lau, 60, of Honolulu, a Kozo Sushi manager, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Clarence B.L. and sister Arlene C.Y. Visitation: 10 a.m. April 2 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Roy Takeshi Yoshimura

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Feb. 5, 2016
Roy Takeshi Yoshimura, 92, of Honolulu, a retired insurance agent for Brainard & Black and American Mutual, died in Honolulu. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Sharon M. Nagasako and Lisa S. Yoshimura, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Lorrin Lee Beers

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Feb. 20, 2016
Lorrin Lee Beers, 65, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipe fitter, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jordan D. and Landon K.; brothers Colin T. and Fred D. Beers Jr., and Archie Ryan; sisters Cynthia L. Handa, Barbara J. Beers, Cheryl A. Ash and Thelma Black. Visitation: 6 p.m. March 23 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. March 24 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Sanitoa Te’e Masaniai

Posted On March 19th, 2016 -

March 11, 2016
Sanitoa Te’e Masaniai, also known as “Sonny” and “Chief Lealafisa,” 73, of Honolulu, a retired Marine master gunnery sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Vatia, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Faalelelei “Lei”; sons Shaun D. and Shane D.; daughter Robin Y. Molina; brothers Danny T., Te’e, Pili, Tony and Tagai F.; sisters Maria Pa’u, To’aiva Bryce, Louisa Gibbs and Eveline Mikaele; hanai brothers Sefo Suafai and Falaniko, Emani and Larry Masaniai; hanai sisters Fa’aliliu, Daisy Tauvela and Maota Masaniai; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. March 23 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. March 24 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Maureen Brown

Posted On March 19th, 2016 -

March 11, 2016
Maureen Brown, 82, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired secretary for the World Health Organization in Geneva, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Yorkshire, England. She is survived by daughters Deborah Bartle and Elizabeth Brown, son Robert, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Annunciation Parish of Puako.

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Yasuko Mello

Posted On March 19th, 2016 -

Feb. 24, 2016
Yasuko Mello, 80, of Honolulu, a housekeeper, died. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by daughter Kimiko Stever, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services. Private inurnment. No flowers. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ethelmae Maddux Darwin

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Feb. 24, 2016
Ethelmae Maddux “Skip” Darwin, 85, of Kilauea, Kauai, a retired nurse from Fallbrook Hospital in California, died at home. She was born in Holtville, Calif. She is survived by son Dorsey, daughters Cristie Greenlee and Kim Ellrott, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Celebration of life to be held June 11 in Bonney Lake, Wash.

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William Masanobu Nagafuchi

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March 4, 2016
William Masanobu Nagafuchi, 91, of Honolulu, a retired electronics technician for the Federal Aviation Administration and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Laurie M. Nagafuchi and Jill M. Nagafuchi-Gregory, and brother Shigenobu. Inurnment: 9 a.m. March 19 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Ralph Edwin Faufata

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Feb. 29, 2016
Ralph Edwin “Eddie” Faufata, 83, of Kapolei, a retired city planner, retired Hawaii Army National Guard captain and an Army veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Vicki, sons Ralph E. Jr. and Keith C.K., daughters Liza M.K. and Melissa K., brother Levi “Pappy,” sisters Elsie Miraflor and Rebbeca “Sweetie” Muraoka, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. March 24 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Shinyei Nakamura

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March 2, 2016
Shinyei “Shin” Nakamura, 95, of Honolulu, owner of Shin’s Produce, died. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Nathan, daughters Lavinia “Sumi” Makizuru and Judy Ogata, brother David Yamashiro, sister Elaine Ericson and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Layne Scott Kalani Galdeira

Posted On March 19th, 2016 -

Feb. 29, 2016
Layne Scott Kalani Galdeira, 55, of Honolulu, a tower crane rigger for Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Hai “Rose” Kaufmann, daughter Janelle-Nicole Kitamura, hanai daughter Ashlyn Cabana-Galdeira, sister Linda and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 26 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Gilbert Jovit Obina

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March 11, 2016
Gilbert Jovit Obina, 85, of Hauula, a retired Army administration specialist and purchasing manager for the Polynesian Cultural Center, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Jovit J. and Paul; daughters Pearl Bothelo, Vena Marks, Tina Paaaina and Lindsey Fay Obina-Kaneakalau; sisters Dora Ziemike, Helen Faisca, Lucy Crivetfo and Millie Obina; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: ballard familymoanaluamortuary.com.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran