Esther Yoshiko Yamakawa

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July 27, 2014
Esther Yoshiko Yamakawa, 92, of Haiku, Maui, a retired Stubbs Poultry Farm worker, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Lynn, Glenn and Melvin; daughters June Sage and Elsie Morimoto; sisters Bessie Arakaki, Nancy Johnson and Judy Allen; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Doris Todd Christian Academy, Paia. Services at noon. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Casual attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Leslie James Vida Sr.

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Nov. 8, 2014
Leslie James Vida Sr., 83, of Wailuku, a farmer, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Leslie Jr., Robert and Michael; daughters Donna Vida and Lori Salter; brother Royal; sister Claire Pinto; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Ruth A. Tanaka

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Oct. 18, 2014
Ruth A. Tanaka, 88, of Mililani, a Dole Plantation retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughters Patty Lai, Susan Tanaka, Wendy Ahlo and Amy Tamanaha; brother Minoru Yamada; sister Keiko Okumura; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Michael Duane Souza

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Nov. 4, 2014
Michael Duane Souza, 61, of Kailua died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Mele Aiona; son Michael R.K.; daughter Maryanne K.; brothers John W. Souza and Terry “Butch,” Robert and Vernie Nutt; sisters Shirley Mori, Vivian Wilebski, and Eva-Mae and Cindy Nutt; and two grandchildren. Gathering: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Beach Park boat ramp. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Anthony Joseph Sorgent

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Oct. 16, 2014
Anthony Joseph “Akoni” Sorgent, 54, of Waimanalo, a self-employed painter, mechanic and maintenance man and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Milwaukee, Wis. He is survived by wife Rozlyn, sons Shane “Akoni” Lono and Kilauea Sorgent, daughter Tiana Piimauna Wong, mother Wendy “Malu,” brothers Sidney and Ronald, sister Sui Lan “Lei” Lee, grandmother Sui Lan Wilson and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Baby Makapuu (Kaupo Beach Park). Refreshments and lunch to follow. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Beach attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Frank Soares Jr.

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Nov. 19, 2014
Frank Soares Jr., 63, of Keaau, Hawaii, retired B&J Trucking owner and truck driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Eloise Rodrigues, sons Frank III and Jamie, daughters Dawn Saragosa and Kristin Valle-Bautista, stepfather James Santos, brother Chucky Oliveira, sisters Charmaine Mendoza and Carita Soares, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Prayer service: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Clarence Sakaguchi

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Nov. 20, 2014
Clarence Isami “Dick” Sakaguchi, 99, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard painter and an Army veteran who served during World War II, died. He was born in Halawa. He is survived by sons Earl S. and Miles M., daughters Lorraine T. and Jeannette C., five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Services: 4:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

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Charles Kekahuna Poouahi Jr.

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Nov. 18, 2014
Charles Kekahuna Poouahi Jr., 58, of Paia, Maui, a winemaker and cellar master at Tedeschi Vineyards, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Kathleen D., daughters Jodi Poouahi-Cummings and Nicole Poouahi, mother Ann, brother Calvin, sister Sheila Mitsumura and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jean Etsuko Phillips

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Nov. 7, 2014
Jean Etsuko Phillips, 87, of Honolulu, a former employee at Hairstyles by Hino, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jon Muse, daughter Michelle Johnson and a grandchild. Private services.

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Herbert Kenso Oue

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Oct. 12, 2014
Herbert Kenso Oue, 89, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired K. Oue Ltd. factory manager and an Army veteran who served during the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua. He is survived by brothers Tatsumi and Francis, and sister Patricia. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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George Giichi Ohara

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Sept. 30, 2014
George Giichi Ohara, 85, of Mililani, an Amfac retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violet E., brother Dr. William M., and sisters Carol S. Tsukada and Jean H. Kamitono. Private services.

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Shoji Nakamura

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Nov. 20, 2014
Shoji Nakamura, 69, of Kihei, a general contractor in Vancouver and Japan and a teppanyaki restaurant owner and head chef in Nanaimo, British Columbia, died at home. He was born in Slocan City, British Columbia. He is survived by wife Karen Moll; son Koji; daughters Miya and Yumi; brothers Ryuichi, Tetsuro, Tsuyoshi and Takao; and sister Mariko Ryuzaki. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Norman’s Mortuary. Services over urn at noon. Donations suggested to Hospice Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Joseph Mitchell Maukele

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Nov. 17, 2014
Joseph Mitchell “Bonehead” Maukele, 73, of Waimanalo died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eliza K.; sons Scott K. and David K. Maukele, and Joseph M. Kaohulani III; daughter Michelle O.; and sister Kauionalani P.A. Services at noon Tuesday at 41-1300 Waikupanaha St., Waimanalo. Incomplete information printed in an obituary Friday.

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Regino Daquioag Martinez

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Oct. 28, 2014
Regino Daquioag Martinez, 90, of Ewa Beach, a retired Philippines air force second lieutenant and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Julia B.; sons Efren B. and Edgar B.; daughter Erlinda M. Durupan; sisters Angeles Pabrua, Anita Dombrique and Filipinas Daguro; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Mildred M. Macauley

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Nov. 13, 2014
Mildred M. Macauley, 101, of Wailuku, a bookkeeper, office manager and Women’s Army Corps veteran who served in World War II, died in Hale Makua-Wailuku. She was born in Waukesha, Wis. She is survived by son Dennis, daughter Kathleen, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Laau John Liu Chan

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Nov. 7, 2014
Laau John Liu Chan, 30, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Laosamoa; sons Apoa and Alvin; daughters Eseta and Julie; parents John and Faailoa; brother John; and sisters Oge Lefiti, Julie Korb and Meititi Liu Chan. Services to be held in American Samoa.

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Yuk Kuen Kau

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Nov. 15, 2014
Yuk Kuen Kau, 86, of Aiea, a retired state employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Robert, Duane, Brian, Wendell and Cullen; daughters Lisa Kau-Torres and Tammy Hirata; brothers Chuck and Bob Wou; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Dec. 1 at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Services: 12:45 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Benjamin Castanares Juario Sr.

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Nov. 1, 2014
Benjamin Castanares Juario Sr., 78, of Kahului, an American Fence Co. retiree, died in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Nida; sons Benjamin Jr., Edilberto and Edsel; daughters Alberta Santos, Elizabeth Juario and Mylene Tavares; sisters Mary Ocampo and Sally Augustiro; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Interment services: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, in the Garden of Meditation.

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Janice Jiyoon In

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Nov. 14, 2014
Janice Jiyoon In, 62, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by husband Kenneth Ching, son Jin Sung, daughter Janet Kamidoi and a grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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John W. Holmes

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Nov. 15, 2014
John W. Holmes, 84, of Aiea, an Air Force veteran and a National Weather Service retiree, died in Aiea. He was born in Dewittville, N.Y. He is survived by son Craig W., daughters Linda M. Rohner and Mary Lou Hardisty, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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Victorina Bolloso Andres

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Nov. 18, 2014
Victorina Bolloso “Coring” Andres, 78, of Ewa Beach, a former macadamia nut company employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rodriguez, Diosdado, Pedro, Jonathan and Renato; daughters Teodora Cabanizas, Aurelia Behik, Shirley Andres, Gloria Lapea, Llezle Peralta and Grace Shults; brother Rodrigo Bolloso; sister Clarita Bolloso; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Alvin T. Amaral

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Nov. 18, 2014
Alvin T. Amaral, 86, of Wailuku, a retired real estate agent and land developer and former state representative and Maui Council member, died. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Dorothy “Dottie”; sons Alvin Jr., Russell and Jeffrey; brothers Gilbert and Bernard; sister Mildred Cambra; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Carolyn Adams

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Nov. 19, 2014
Carolyn Adams, 68, of Honolulu, a registered nurse and certified nurse’s assistant medical certifier for the Red Cross, died in Honolulu. She was born in Oklahoma City. She is survived by sons Britton and Christopher, daughter Deborah, mother Eunice Goff and brother Marty Goff. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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“AUNTY STAN” KANANI KAAIAWAHIA BULAWAN aka STANLYN MARY BULAWAN PLACENCIA

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AUNTY STAN KANANI KAAIAWAHIA BULAWAN aka STANLYN MARY BULAWAN PLACENCIA Age 54, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 25, 2014 in Honolulu. Born August 19, 1960 in Honolulu, HI. Founder of Waianae Community Outreach. National Association of Social Workers - Award Recipient Women in Recovery. Board member & advisor to various State Agencies & Non-Profit Organizations. She is survived by husband, Emilio Atabay Placencia, Sr.; son, Emilio Atabay (Felicia) Placencia, Jr.; daughters, Sophina Bulawan Placencia, Shalani Dante (Kai) Bulawan Placencia; brother, Clarkson Bulawan; sister, Jarzette (Renee) Bulawan; grandchildren, Emilie- Mae Nanea Placencia, Evan Atabay Placencia. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Wednesday (Nov. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No Flowers, Please.

CELINA T. SINCLAIR

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CELINA T. SINCLAIR 89 of Honolulu, died Nov. 13, 2014. Born in Aparri, P.I. Survived by sister, Teresita Andres; daughters Evelyn, Lark, Mary, Lucy, son Michael, 13 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Service to celebrate her life St. Andrew's Cathedral Sat., Nov. 29 at 1:00 PM, she joins her husband, Thomas Lowry at Punchbowl. Donations to St. Jude, and/or St. Andrew's or St. Timothy's homeless program.

LOUIS K. COLLINS, JR.

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$nameLOUIS K. COLLINS, JR. In the warmest light of October 13, 2014, with family at his side, Louis K. Collins, Jr. breathed peacefully into eternity at 93 years of age. Born in Honolulu July 22, 1921, the first born of Louis K. Collins and Amoy Ahu was raised by his grandparents in Kapahulu, Hoolehua and Mooilili before graduating from Iolani School in 1940. After graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Louis worked his charismatic personae with his athleticism, intellect, wit and common sense through a career of public relations with Mueller & Phipps, Primo Distributing Company, and Y. Hata and Sons before retiring to the family owned coffee farm in Keopu, Kona and to his fields of protea flowers in Kau. Louis is survived by sons Ernest "Mahoe" (Brenda), Louis K., Taylor and Michael J.; daughters Joanna U. Kaalele, Fanny K. (George) Alcosiba, Kathy Lou K. (Dan) Manuel and Titi K. (Bill) Ricafort; brother, John K.; sisters Winona K. Wong, Fanny K. (Sam) Au Hoy, Georgiana P. Clark and Ernesta H. (Frank) Masagatani; 18 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 1 great great-grandchild; many cousins, nephews and nieces. Visitation 9 am Friday December 12, 2014 at Borthwick Mortuary's Maunakea Chapel. Service at 10. Aloha Attire. Private Inurnment.

G. EVERETT SPRING

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G. EVERETT SPRING December 23, 1928 - April 9, 2013 George Everett "Ev" Spring, born on Oahu December 23, 1928, to Percy George and Rose Norma Spring died in Seattle, Washington on April 9, 2013, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. He graduated from St. Louis College in 1947, and received a BS in Ceramic Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1951. As a member of the U.S. Marines he served in Korea, the Philadelphia Navy Yard and the reserves. rising to rank of Captain. He married Allison Wiedorn, they divorced in 1963. Ev returned to Oahu in 1964, as branch manager for Owens Corning. He received an MBA in Finance from the University of Hawaii. In 1969, he married Gretchen Van Iderstine and in 1972 started GESCO Sales and Supply, moving family and business to Maui in 1976. Ev was active in the Maui Chamber of Commerce, serving two terms as president; taught classes at Chaminade University, Maui Campus, and the University of Phoenix. He was named a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Ev patented and marketed a leak detection system for underground storage tanks. He is survived by his brother Tom Spring S.M., wife Gretchen, son Everett (Kathy) and their children, Chelsea, Nolan, Garrett, Trevor and Colin; son Paul; daughter Anni and her son Karl; son Tony (Carol); son Alan (Laura) and their children Meghan and Evan; and son Scott (Sonjia) and their daughter Antonia. A private graveside service was held at Diamond Head Memorial Park November 22, 1914.

MELVIN DANIEL DE COSTA

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$nameMELVIN DANIEL DE COSTA Melvin Daniel De Costa, 71, of Kailua passed away at his home in Kunia on October 26, 2014. Mel attended Kailua High School and went on to continue his education until he earned his Master's Degree at Chaminade University. He was always a strong proponent of education and made it an integral part of his career. Mel retired from the Honolulu Police Department in 1989 after 27 years of service. As a captain and civil defense coordinator, he was in charge of the training program for the HPD's Communications Division that managed 125 employees. He was the lieutenant in charge of the Gambling and Morals Detail in the HPD's Vice Narcotics Division. He was a police sergeant and front line supervisor for over 12 years. After retirement, Mel started his business DC Investigative Services Inc. He then worked as Director of Security & Safety at Royal Hawaiian Hotel, then Director of Security at Kahala Mall Shopping Center and most recently, Director of Security at Chaminade University with Securitas. Mel was also a part time instructor at Honolulu Community College and an adjunct professor at Chaminade University. His involvement in professional memberships included the ASIS Hawaii Chapter (Past President), the Hawaii Visitor Industry Security Association (Past Vice President) and a director with the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Hawaii Chapter; just to name a few. On October 23rd, 3 days before his passing, at the 30th Annual Law Enforcement Security Awards Banquet, Mel was awarded the prestigious "Top Cops Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014". Mel is survived by his wife, Rochelle Kaai De Costa; daughters, Deidre (Tim) Harrison, Pualani (James) Todd, Noilani De Costa; hanai daughter, Kanoe Cobb-Adams; step-daughter, Michelle (Charles) Caouette; step-son, Roman Kaai; brother, Harold De Costa; sister, Barbara Long; 18 grandchildren, 7 great- grandchildren and his loving dog, Holo De Costa. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Mystical Rose Oratory Chapel at Chaminade University of Honolulu. Viewing at 9:30am with services at 11:00am. Burial to follow at 1:00pm at Valley of the Temples.

JIM KOLONICK

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Nine Years of Remembering JIM KOLONICK December 8, 1934 - November 23, 2005 Always In Our Hearts Your loving spirit will live on forever.

MYRTLE N. (SASAKI) MATSUMURA

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MYRTLE N. (SASAKI) MATSUMURA Age 71, of Honolulu, HI, passed away October 3rd, 2014 at home in Union City, CA. Myrtle was an employee of United Airlines. She is survived by husband, Dennis Matsumura; son, Ryan (Denice); daughter, Erin; siblings, Chester (Kathy), Lester (Gail), Charlotte; and 2 grandchildren. Private services were held.

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