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Eleanor Holt Fung

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

March 22, 2014
Eleanor Holt “Blondie” Fung, 80, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Norman; daughters Rennie Ramirez, Daren Solidum, Norma Kekona and Jannine Perreira; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m.

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Bryson Kaualani Keliipio

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

April 2, 2014
Bryson Kaualani Keliipio, 16, of Kailua-Kona, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by parents Bryan F. Ward and Michelle K. Keliipio Lee; stepfather Branden K. Lee; brothers Kenneth Nouchi Jr., Christian and Llewellyn Lee II, and Brock Akao-Ward; sisters Shanika and Shaniah Tozer, Taylor Keliipio-Nouchi and Alicesa-Faith Lee; grandparents Donna R. and Hal Davis, Charles K. and Denise Keliipio and Douglas C. and Paulette C. Ward Jr.; and great-grandmother Flora Cabreros. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church, Kailua-Kona. Color-of-the-rainbow attire. No flowers.

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Leua Matagiolo Gaisoa

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

April 14, 2014
Leua Matagiolo Gaisoa, 46, of Waimanalo, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Aukuso; sons Calvin, Gaisoa, Walter and Nilsson; daughters Nele and Alisa; brothers Mathew and Matagiolo Tigilau; sisters Puniloa Chavira, Aiga Tigilau, Debra Matagiolo, Sonja Okesene, Tuitogamaatoe Lacaran and Repeka Letalu. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Ryan Toshio Matsuno

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

April 11, 2014
Ryan Toshio Matsuno, 56, of Pearl City, a retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Jane, brother Terence and sister Janine Matsuno-Park. Services held. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Helena Teixeira Gonsalves

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

April 1, 2014
Helena Teixeira Gonsalves, 96, of Pearl City, a water aerobics instructor, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Daniel Dean and Michael L., daughter Shirley Ann Folston, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Nova-Jean Laulipolipo’okanahele McKenzie

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

March 19, 2014
Nova-Jean Laulipolipo’okanahele McKenzie, also known as “Laulipo” and “Kekumu,” 75, of Pearl City, a Hawaiian language and history teacher at Pearl City High School, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Leonard “Lenny” Jr., Mark, Shawn and Shannon; daughters Sheila Kurosu and Kelly Green; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Services at noon. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Tax-deductible donations suggested to Kahiau: A Tennis Foundation (932 Ward Ave., Suite 490, Honolulu, HI 96814; or via kahiautennis.usta. com). Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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John A.K. Gonsalves

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

April 12, 2014
John A.K. Gonsalves, 87, of Lahaina, a Pioneer Sugar Mill retiree, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Ruth, son John A.K. Jr., daughter Judy Guerrero, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Doris Pai Olsen

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

April 19, 2014
Doris Pai Olsen, 89, of Kahului, a retired travel agent, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by son Tom, daughter Mona Stevenson, brother Mun Seek Pai and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jean Junko Higa

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

March 23, 2014
Jean Junko Higa, 75, of Pearl City, a former Disco Mart employee, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Ryne and Daryl, daughter Sheri, brother David Shimaoka, sister Helen Tanimoto and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Linal Kuuipo Opunui

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

April 15, 2014
Linal Kuuipo Opunui, 39, of Waianae, died in Waianae. She was born in Tamuning, Guam. She is survived by sons Kevin J., Ivan K. and Nainoa K.; daughters Lexy-Rose A. Dean-Opunui and Destiny P. Opunui; mother Linda L. Preuc; brother Allin T. Preuc; sister Amethyst K. Freitas-Glipa; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, lei welcome.

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Wallace Wah Gee Hoo

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

April 12, 2014
Wallace Wah Gee Hoo, 77, of Mililani, a bartender and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Randy, Russell and Rick; daughter Laura; and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice West, 91-2127 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, HI 96706.

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Rosina Pico

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

March 24, 2014
Rosina Pico, 72, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Donald, daughter Shantel and brother Robert Bermoy. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Ceferino M. Idica

Posted On April 27th, 2014 -

April 16, 2014
Ceferino M. “Cef” Idica, 75, of Kahului, a retired Maui Surf Hotel housekeeper, a retired Kahului Airport custodian and a former Liberty House employee, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Jacinta; sons Daniel, Ruben and Alex; daughters Eugenia Idica-Sitts, Bessy Evangelista, Mina Rivera and Gemma I. Calvan; brothers Antonio and Ponciano; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2140 Main St., Wailuku. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Yoshiko M. Ebesu

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 16, 2014
Yoshiko M. “Margaret” Ebesu, 94, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, retired proprietress of Pacific Products Co. in Honolulu, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in California. She is survived by son Robert Jr., daughters Carolyn Sewake and Lei Ann Onishi, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Kevin Kazuo Yoshiyama

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 22, 2014
Kevin Kazuo Yoshiyama, 29, of Hilo, an assistant program manager for Hui Ola na Oiwi, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Patrick and Lois, and sisters Karla Yamanoha and Marcia Yoshiyama. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Steven Shigeru Itokazu

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Steven Shigeru “Peter” Itokazu, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery welder and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Jane F., daughter Stephanie and brothers Raymond Itokazu and Shinsuke Tengan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Donalee Leona Miller

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 20, 2014
Donalee Leona Miller, 89, of Kailua, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Junction City, Kan. She is survived by daughters Barbara Rusling and Nancy Azeri, brother Clyde “Buzzy” Ross Jr., sister Jill Walker, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Gary Michael Fontes

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

March 30, 2014
Gary Michael Fontes, 33, of Kaaawa, a driver for HFM FoodService, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jahziah K.T. and Zahfiyah N.K., daughter Zionna K.M., parents William C. Fontes Jr. and Lori E. Gomes, brothers Jonathan D. Fontes and Jack C. Foltz, sisters Melissa L.L. Gomes-Tulua and Garnette Marlang, and grandmothers Miriam J. Foltz, Diane Gomes and Elena Marlang. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 3 at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Gail Koon Fong Au

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
Gail Koon Fong Au, 65, of Honolulu, owner of the McCully Union 76 service station and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace, sons Greg K.F. Au and Charles P. Tomas, daughters Gina Au Tomas and Lani Au, and four grandchildren. Services pending.

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Patricia Ann Jiminez

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 8, 2014
Patricia Ann “Caires” Jiminez, 79, of Lima, Peru, a professional hula dancer, cowgirl, actress and stuntwoman, died in Lima. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Rafael; son James K. “Kimo” Miranda; daughters Annette “Alapa’i” Coloma and Traci Miranda; brothers Ray Lundgren and Edward Mears; sisters Kathryn Mears, Angie Costa and Charlene “Cha” Thompson; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Queen Liliuokalani Center, Waimanalo. Services: 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Makapuu Beach. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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George Tsutomu Miyake

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 16, 2014
George Tsutomu Miyake, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired Federal Aviation Administration electronic engineer and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by sons Leighton and Alan, daughter Ann Mahi, brother Riyoichi “Roy” and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. May 5 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Rowland Yasuo Fujii

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

March 30, 2014
Rowland Yasuo Fujii, 67, of Waipahu, owner of RKF Enterprise Inc., also known as Rowlands Koa Factory, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Karen O., son Jarred Serrano, daughters Michelle Fujii and Kristen Serrano, brother Allen, sister Lois Patterson and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Christopher Bartow

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 16, 2014
Christopher “Chrip” Bartow, 48, of Ewa Beach, a hypnotherapist and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by wife Alexandra, sons Micheal and Robert, daughter Hannah, father Phillip, mother Deborah Hughes, brother Jules and sister Sarah. Private services.

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Minnie Halekulani Elderts Kaawaloa

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 10, 2014
The Rev. Minnie Halekulani Elderts Kaawaloa, 91, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired cultural demonstrator and interpreter at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, minister at Kamauloa o ka Malamalama Hoomana Naauao Church and an intern and cultural specialist for the Smithsonian Institution, died at home. She was born in Kaiakea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons William K., Lionel, Jesse, Stanley and Jerry Kaawaloa, and Herbert Elderts; daughters Leilani Ring, Mary Jane Kamoku, Gladys Miller, and Piilani and Jerilyn Kaawaloa; brother Matthew Elderts; sister Eleanor Evangelista; 28 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and 31 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Ray Masato Muneoka

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 11, 2014
Ray Masato Muneoka, 65, of Honolulu, a retired construction laborer and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Terry A. Tajiri-Muneoka, sons Kamaka Y. and Lee, daughters Kiana L. and Shareyn, stepson Garet Maemoto, stepdaughters Dana A.H. and Randee H. Chang, and brother Carl M. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Claudia Mary Garcia

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 19, 2014
Claudia Mary “Cookie” Garcia, 60, of Waipahu died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Thomas Grodosic; sons Richard Baker and Louis Neri; daughter Mercedes Gutierrez; brothers Billy, Albert, Fernando and Robert Garcia, and Anthony Dominguez; sister Marina Dominguez; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sunday at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Robertha Ualani Perkins Garcia

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 14, 2014
Robertha Ualani Perkins Garcia, 78, of Kaneohe, a stenographer and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Peter V. Jr.; daughters Vanessa M. Barlan, Veronica M.G. Nakamura and Vivian M. Garcia; brothers Levi M. Jr. and Albert J.K. Perkins III; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Betty Tomiko Koga

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 14, 2014
Betty Tomiko Koga, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Carol & Mary seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Donald N., daughter Carol Ann Wong, brother Thomas Nikaido and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Elsie O. Almeida

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 15, 2014
Elsie O. Almeida, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Flamingo Chuckwagon waitress, died on Maui. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Robert, daughter Charlotte Tamashiro, brothers Peter and David Gibo, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

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Imelda Eulalia Afaga Navarro

Posted On April 26th, 2014 -

April 16, 2014
Imelda Eulalia Afaga Navarro, 49, of Kailua-Kona, an Ohana Casual Wear cashier, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Felipe Jr., daughters Rose Mhel and Joanna Camille Afaga, parents Mariano and Pacita Afaga, brothers Mariano Jr. and Jesus Afaga, and sisters Vangieh Ramos and Ovelia Carnate. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Honokohau Industrial Park. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. May 3 at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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