Valentin Bartolome Ventura

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Aug. 15, 2015
Valentin Bartolome “Val” Ventura, 65, of Waipahu, a retired August Ahrens Elementary School teacher, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Elena Grace G.; sons Conie Obrero, Jonell Ventura and Val Ventura Jr.; brothers Pablo and Benito; sisters Virginia Ventura, Concepcion Domingo and Mayrose Cariaga; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual, black and white attire. No flowers. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Jane Fumiko Seminara

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Aug. 15, 2015
Jane Fumiko Seminara, 94, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education cafeteria employee, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ricky, James, Thomas and Charles; daughter Mary Kodama; sister Sally Sakanoi; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Nolsherwin Tadena Pagdilao

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July 24, 2015
Nolsherwin Tadena “Noli” Pagdilao, 60, of Waipahu, an employee at Armstrong Produce and Jemstar Cargo, died in Honolulu. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Emma L.L.; sons Jerwin Pagdilao and Jan M. Luis; daughters Frances Luis, and Karle M. and Hannielyn Pagdilao; brother Ray; sisters Flordelina Oasay, Mayrose Pagdilao, Annielyn Biete and Suerte Corla; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary- Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Betty Olsen

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Aug. 11, 2015
Betty Olsen, 89, of Honolulu, a Trans World Airlines stewardess, died in Honolulu. She was born in Topeka, Kan. She is survived by son Glenn Kaler, stepson Richard, stepdaughters Karen and Heidi, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Juan C. Mendoza

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Aug. 14, 2015
Juan C. Mendoza, 95, of Kahului died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria, son Arsenio, daughter Lynna Rumbaoa, sister Manuela Pias, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 5 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Garden of Meditation. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Helen Haruko McKay

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Aug. 6, 2015
Helen Haruko McKay, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Likelike Drive Inn waitress, died in Waipahu. She was born in Mana, Kauai. She is survived by sons John and Marvin, daughters Lynda Tanaka and Frances Rivera, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Sune Kim

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Aug. 7, 2015
Sune Kim, 77, of Honolulu died. She was born in Kyong Ki-Do, Korea. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Maria M. Hosea Kauhane

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Aug. 4, 2015
Maria M. Hosea Kauhane, 85, of Pearl City, a Sears, Roebuck & Co. retiree, died in Pearl City. She was born in Waiawa. She is survived by sons Wehart K. and Ainsley K. Hosea, daughter Isobel K. Kaauwai-Duan, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:45 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Cas-ual or aloha attire. Lei welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Milton August Hood

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Aug. 10, 2015
Milton August Hood, 95, of Honolulu, a manufacturer sales representative and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Remedios B. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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James Seiichiro Hirata

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Aug. 5, 2015
James Seiichiro Hirata, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired city Building Department structural engineer and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Thelma; son Randall; daughters Jeri Kuwabara, Patti Tajima and Karen Hirata; brother Harold; sisters Mary Powell and Alice Yamashita; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Jackson Yorio Hamamura

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Aug. 10, 2015
Jackson Yorio “Jack” Hamamura, 86, of Kekaha, Kauai, a veteran of the Army, Air Force and Hawaii Air National Guard, died in Salem, Ore. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife JoAnn; son Carl DiPalma; daughters Michele Cacal, Leslie Boyd and Jaeda Elvenia; brothers Shigeto “Shige,” Bunto and Hiroake “Harry”; sisters Harriet Iseri and Gladys Kobashigawa; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services and inurnment: 10 a.m. Sept. 5 at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Alberta Gendron

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Aug. 13, 2015
Alberta Gendron, 90, of Hilo died at home. No services.

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Pablo Garcia

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Aug. 5, 2015
Pablo Garcia, 81, of Wahiawa, a retired Tripler Army Medical Center cook supervisor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dolores M.; sons Paul “Bobo,” Michael, Nathan, Clifford and Ricky; daughters Debora McWilliams and Debra Garcia; brothers James and Elmer “Toro” Garcia, and Joe Martos; sisters Evangeline Sutton, Angie Garcia, Darlene Martos, Phyllis Reeves, Priscilla Worsham and Genia Sosa; 19 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Francisca Transfiguracion Ganir

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July 24, 2015
Francisca Transfiguracion Ganir, 77, of Honolulu, a retired farmer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Manuel; sons Fernando, Romeo, Edgar, Ariel, Manuel Jr. and Eugine; daughters Felicidad Nacion, Angelita Ronduen, Josephine Yamane and Mary-ann Bali; brothers Candido and Mel Carino, and Angel Transfiguracion Jr.; sister Terry Edra; 25 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Kalihi. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condo lences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Lorraine Hume Chew

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Aug. 20, 2015
Lorraine Hume Chew, 84, of Hilo, a cafeteria worker at Pahoa High School and former manager at Blue Bird Drive-In in Pearl City, died at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Langford; daughters Waonette and Marva Lynn Chew, Jowett Chew-Marumoto, Rayveen Waters, and Violyna Fernandez; hanai son Walter Hall; sisters Winona Pavo and Elaine Pahio; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: homelani memorialpark.com.

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Elizabeth Ah Oi Luke Chang

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July 20, 2015
Elizabeth Ah Oi Luke Chang, 95, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Vernon and Wilbur H., daughters Wilma Kobayashi and Pamela Maetani, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Kathleen Clare Cassell

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Aug. 9, 2015
Kathleen Clare Cassell, 77, of Honolulu, a bank manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by husband Robert L., son Stephen H. Boughey and sister Camilla Palacas. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Paulo Cabreros Cachero

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Aug. 9, 2015
Paulo Cabreros Cachero, 91, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Stevedores Inc. retiree and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Paul, daughter Edith Cachero-Willard, brother Bernardo and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Darrell Delaguardia Baang

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Aug. 24, 2015
Darrell Delaguardia Baang, 58, of Ewa Beach, a computer technician and scheduler at General Dynamics in San Diego and cook at Pearl Harbor and White Plains Beach, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by brothers Rodney J., Bradford M. and Anthony Baang, and Frank Asuncion; and sisters Adele Castellano-Watanabe and Bernadette Galang. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Telefoni Amuia Aumua Jr.

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Aug. 20, 2015
Telefoni Amuia Aumua Jr., 64, of Laie, a teacher at Radford and Kahuku high schools and an Army veteran, died in Utah. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Patricia U.I.; sons Isaiah-Styles “Jaba” and Lehi; daughters Harmony Tuisavura, Sunshine Aumua, Melissa Fa’asou and Lelei Salea; sisters Sue Aumua-Kelsall, Penina Tafiti and Margaret Tupu; and 19 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 4 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 9th Ward Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Benita Aspili

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Aug. 7, 2015
Benita Aspili, 76, of Honolulu, a server and waitress in the hotel industry, died in Honolulu. She was born in Apayao, Philippines. She is survived by sons Noe and Chris, and daughters Delia Evans, Edna Brotarlo, Nora Himphaivanh and Marybel Aspili. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Katherine Hideko Asato

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Aug. 13, 2015
Katherine Hideko Asato, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Goodwear Dress Shop sales associate, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Brian and Howard; daughter Nora Lum; brother Patrick Higa; sisters Betty Tomasu, Alice Shiroma, Jane Pollock and Diane Matsuko; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Aran Alton Ardaiz

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Aug. 23, 2015
Aran Alton Ardaiz, 76, of Honolulu, a retired contractor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Monterey, Calif. He is survived by wife Marsha F. Corniotis, sons Matthew and Nathan, sisters Aris A. Diaz and Aurora E. Parker, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date.

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Dorothy Ann Akau

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Aug. 12, 2015
Dorothy Ann “Dee” Akau, 70, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired cashier at Walmart in Kailua-Kona, died at home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Abraham, William and Isaac; daughter Wendy “Niki”; brother Kenneth Victorino; sisters Sandy Anthony and Phyllis Oliva; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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ELFRIEDE “ELFIE” D. LAU

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ELFRIEDE ELFIE D. LAU Age 90, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 30, 2015 in Pearl City. Born November 14, 1924 in Breslau, Germany. She is survived by spouse, Thomas Lau; daughters, Doris Thompson, Charmaine Ishikawa, Karin McCorriston; sister, Elly Schulz; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 6:30 p.m. Committal service 11:00 a.m. Thursday (Sept 3) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

TOSHIKI “MAURICE” MURANAKA

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$nameTOSHIKI MAURICE MURANAKA 98, was honest, strong willed, courageous, a man of his word, who picked himself up by his "bootstraps". Born in Waianae on 3/23/1916, he passed away on 12/15/2014 in Honolulu, the second son of 10 siblings. Toshiki Muranaka is survived by his grandchild Laura Muranaka, and also Alvin/Jenny, and Randy/ Maria. He lost his wife Setsuko in 2013, and third son Garrett at age 11. Memorial was held.

Dr. Steven Scott Curry, PhD.

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DR. STEVEN SCOTT CURRY, PHD. February 14, 1942 June 6, 2015 Resident of Honolulu. Born in Santa Monica, California to Maurice and Dorothy Curry, he was drawn to the ocean and surfing. That love inspired him to travel in his younger years to the beaches of Mexico and Hawaii before settling into his Professorship at University of Hawaii at Manoa. During his tenure, he enjoyed teaching Literary Criticism, Poetry, Dreams, and Children's Literature while authoring two books; Waxing the Lunar Mountain Apple and Dancing the Waves and other Poems. A war time Veteran of the US Army; he is survived by Donna Curry who cared for him through his wavering health, his daughters Alisa M. Rosillo of Concord, California, Amy E. Nunns of Morrow, Ohio, brother Dennis L. Curry of Paso Robles, CA, and 3 grand- children Leonardo, Maximillian and Abigail. He was predeceased by his sister Maureen Curry. His family will reunite him with his beloved ocean in a private celebration of life.

NICK E. LUGMAO

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$nameNICK E. LUGMAO Age 95, passed away August 4 at his home in Waipahu. Born September 10, 1919 in the Philippines, he came to Hawaii with his family in 1969. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of the East and the National Teachers College, both in the Philippines. Here in Hawaii, Nick was an educator specializing in Math at Makakilo Elementary, Ilima Intermediate and Campbell High. He was also a long time employee of Sears Roebuck. Nick was an industrious man and active in old age including having an income tax preparation business inspired by his fondness for Math. He loved his family and friends. Nick generously gave of his time and resources to others. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Annie, daughter Rosalie Trinidad (Gener), daughter Sonia Aranza (Danny), sons Edmer and Ericson, grandchildren Rozelle, Brandon, Nicky, PJ, Alyssa, AJ, Aaron, Destanae, nephews Rudy (Leonida), Ador (Benifreda), Danny (Ara), nieces Araceli (Mandy), Dita (Renato) many other nephews, nieces, grand- children, relatives in Hawaii and the Philippines. He will reunite in heaven with many loved ones who preceded him. Vigil Service on Friday, September 4th at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel, Visitation: 5:30pm. Services: 6:30pm. Second Day Service on Saturday, September 5th at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Kalihi, Visitation: 9am; Mass: 9:45am; Burial 11am at Valley of the Temples.

MICHAEL VINCENT FERIDO

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MICHAEL VINCENT FERIDO Age 37, of N. Las Vegas, NV, passed away July 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. Born December 31, 1977 in Honolulu, HI. A graduate of Leilehua High School, Class of 1995, also a graduate of University of Nevada in Reno, Class of 2002. He is survived by mother, Victorina G. Ferido; sisters, Aurora (Nilo) Morados, Fina (Gerard) Sekerak; brothers, John (Caryn) Ferido, George (Janet) Ferido; nieces & nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept 2) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. Thursday (Sept 3) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (1403A California Ave., Wahiawa); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

CLAYTON BRUCE PUNIHAOLE

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CLAYTON BRUCE PUNIHAOLE Clayton B. Punihaole, 67, went home to his Lord on July 25, 2015. He is survived by his wife Pamela P. Punihaole, sons Howard J.I. Giddens (Nui) Destine L.M. Punihaole (Jaqcue) Destry K.S. Punihaole (Carriel) daughters Kanani Hulama (Kimo) Puanani P. Giddens-Cortez (Franklin) 13 grandchildren & his 2 dogs. Services on September 12, 2015 from 10:30-2pm at Kaulupulehu Beach Club Hualalai, Big Island.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran