Kazuko “Betty” Higa

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
101, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died at her home on November 29, 2017. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. Private Services held.
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BERTHA YUT HA HONG

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
92, of Honolulu, passed away on November 29, 2017. She was born in Hon Hi. She was preceded in death by husband, Herbert W.S. Hong. She is survived by sister, Margaret Tacub, children Karlene Kauleinamoku (Walter), Jandi Nagasawa (Gene), Codell Tseu (Mitchell), Rosanne Bennett (Daryl), grandchildren Brittany, Karianne, Travin, Trisha, Trevor, Trenton and great grandson Zayden. Services at Borthwick Mortuary December 21, 2017. Chinese service at 9 a.m. followed by visitation at 10 a.m. Christian service at 10:30. Burial at 1p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

VIOLA “VI” S. IMAI

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
VIOLA Viola Imai, 89, of Kailua, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2017. She was a graduate of the University of Hawaii with a master degree in library science and employed by the DOE at Keolu Elementary School for over 35 years. She was a devout Christian and a member at Kailua Christian Church. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Harry; son, Randal (Cindy); grandsons, Matthew and Luke; sister, Martha Yasue; brother, David Komori (Miko) and numerous nieces and nephews. Private services will be held.

Kenneth Seiji Imanaka

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
77, of Hilo, Hawaii, died on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Hilo. He was born in Hilo. Private services held.
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Raymundo Butac Irurita

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
95, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 20, 2017. He was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Services: 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 21st at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, Waipio. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Kikuo Kageno

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
92, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and a retired painter for Fort Shafter, passed away on November 27, 2017 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Madeline; sons, Karl (Kathy), Dane (Patricia) and Kirk (Lori); brothers, Masato and Clifford; sisters, Rose Nakagaki, Helen Furuya and Margaret Ochiai; and by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation is at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Francisca Pascual Labrador

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
93, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Pearl City on November 27, 2017. She was born in Hilo. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 28th at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 12:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temple Memorial Park.
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Manuel George McIntosh

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
77, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Waianae on December 5, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Pokai Bay. Scattering of Ashes to follow.
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George Y. Miyake

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
87, of Flushing, New York, died on July 10, 2017 in Flushing. He was born on February 26, 1930 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Private Services were held and he was laid to rest at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, New York.
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Neal Pili Mulu

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
44, of Kaaawa, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on December 4, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Nelia Nepomuceno Nakazawa

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
73, of Kilauea, Hawaii, died on December 7, 2017 at her home in Kilauea. She was born on June 8, 1944 in the Philippines. Visitation: 8:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Kilauea. Private Burial at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
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KAZUKO NISHIMOTO

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
KAZUKO NISHIMOTOKazuko Nishimoto, age 88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, peacefully passed away on December 9, 2017 in Richland, Washington. She was born on June 13, 1929 in Nara, Japan to Kantaro Ozaki and Yoshino Fujimoto. She is survived by her daughter Shirley Olinger, son Raymond Olinger, grandchildren Sean McCormick, Sarah McCormick, Amanda Olinger and Tina Olinger (Galzote), son-in-law Matt McCormick, and many friends and relatives in Nagasaki and Osaka, Japan, Honolulu, Hawaii, Denver, CO and Richland, WA. Kazuko's sister in heart and soul is Tomiko Kenjo, of Honolulu who she has known for over 60 years. Kazuko's mother died when she was just 5 years old. She was raised by her father who was in the shipbuilding business. Kazuko survived the many hardships that was part of war time Japan and her family narrowly escaped being killed in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. After the war, Kazuko moved to Kagoshima and then Yokosuka Japan. At Yokosuka, Kazuko met her husband Frank Olinger, a US Navy Chief and married in 1956. Kazuko became a US citizen and quickly learned how to navigate the Navy way of life, along with learning a new language and culture. Over the years Kazuko and family moved and lived at US Navy Bases across the globe including Japan, Taiwan, Olathe Kansas, San Diego, Long Beach and Monterey California and finally ending up in Honolulu Hawaii where Frank eventually retired from active service after 32 years with the Navy. Kazuko was a successful business woman owning and managing bars and restaurants in the Honolulu area including the Chandelier Bar and the Kunia Country Club restaurant. Since 1993 Kazuko has lived in Golden, CO and Richland, WA with Shirley and Matt and provided so much love and devotion to her grandchildren and family. Kazuko ("Babachan") will be remembered as an incredibly strong, loving and generous person who touched many people. Kazuko's family thanks all of the friends and care givers who helped the family and who made Kazuko as comfortable as possible over the last several months. Arrangements have been entrusted to Einan's at Sunset in Richland WA and online messages may be sent to the family at www.sunsetgardenstricities.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Kazuko's life may be made to charities of your choice. A private family service in the Japanese tradition will be held in Honolulu Hawaii in the spring of 2018.

Ronald Masami Oba

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
94, of Aiea, a World War II Army veteran with the 442 Regimental Combat Team, F Company, and a retired assistant administrator for Kuakini Medical Center, passed away on November 21, 2017 at home. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by his wife, Michiko; sons, Gary (Kelly) and Gerald (Ann); daughter, Charlene Matsushima; brother, Steve; sister, Jane Kaya; and by grandchildren, Kelsie (Scott) Chon, Cory, Traci, Jon, Calvin and Katie. Visitation is at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 10:00 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Oliver Kiyoshi Oi

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
91, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on August 1, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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Emilio Cachola Pascua, Jr.

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
60, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Aiea on October 31, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 4:00 p.m. Services: 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aiea.
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NATHANIEL RESTCOME POTTER, JR.

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
NATHANIEL RESTCOME POTTER, JR. NATHANIEL RESTCOME POTTER, JR. August 27, 1924 to October 29, 2017 Nathaniel ("Nat") Restcome Potter, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Honolulu on Sunday, 29 October, 2017, his wife and three children at his side. He was 93 years old. Nat is remembered fondly for his commitment to family, church, community and his profession as well as for his wit, sense of humor and genial, generous and fair-spirited nature. Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Nat graduated from Phillips Academy at Andover in 1943. After high school he enlisted and served in the Army Air Force from 1943 to 1945. He commenced college at Amherst in 1946, majoring in English and graduating in the class of 1948. While in college he met "the love of his life" Gail Caricof, a Hawaii girl attending Bennington College in Vermont and they wed in September of 1948. Gail convinced Nat to live in Hawaii where they built a house, had three children, and where Nat also built a life based on service to the things he held most dear and important. Nat served in the Hawaii Air National Guard from 1950 through '51. Nat had a long career in the production and sales of cement in Hawaii. From 1952 through 1959 he worked for Honolulu Tile, co-founded American Tile and worked for Grace Brothers. He joined Hawaiian Cement Corporation in 1960 and worked there until his retirement in 1986, serving as Vice President in charge of Sales and Marketing. Nat was involved in the founding, functioning and leadership of trade groups including the Cement and Concrete Products Industry association (CCPI), Hawaii Manufacturer's Association (HMA), and the Construction Industry Legislative Organization (CILO). In 1950 Nat joined the Cathedral of St. Andrew and became a faithful servant to his church. He was "licensed" as a Lay Reader, serving in that capacity into the 1990s and was a founder in 1988 of the Cathedral Foundation, sitting on its board. He served as the Senior Warden for 15 years, as Cathedral treasurer from 1990-1994, and on the Heritage Campaign Steering Committee. He served alongside Bishops Kennedy, Hanchett, Browning, Hart, Chang, and Fitzpatrick and numerous Deans and other clergy. Nat served on the board of the Pacific Club as well as on its Membership Committee for many years and was Club president from 1981 to 82. During his tenure as President, the Club took up the debate of whether to admit women and Nat sided with those in favor, arguing that the inclusion of women would add vitality, balance and depth to the membership. Once women were admitted and began to swell the ranks of the membership he liked to note that the Club was thriving thanks to that inclusion. Nat had a personal history with scouting and led Honolulu Cub Scout Pack 1 from about 1957 through 1961. Nat also had an appreciation for aesthetics and the environment and upon his retirement from Hawaiian Cement he served on the boards of the Hawaii Nature Center, the Historic Hawaii Foundation, and the Tantalus Community Association, doing stints as President or leader of each. He believed that volunteering in the community paid dividends in community vitality. Nat delighted in and had a passion for the English language and for etymology. He was a voracious reader, a formidable Scrabble opponent and a dedicated crossword puzzler. Nat had a great love for music and the arts and was a consistent supporter of artists and organizations he deemed deserving. Nat and Gail traveled extensively together and orchestrated family trips to redwood country, the great parks of the North American west, to Europe and to Alaska. Throughout his life Nat was a dedicated photo and video chronicler of the family, creating and organizing a worthy documentary archive. Nat is survived by his wife of 69 years, Gail, by their three children, Barton (Bibiana) of Honolulu, Abby Eaton (Michael) of Honolulu, Johnny (Lori) of Monterey, California and by 9 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren. Words that Nat wished to be remembered by: "Thank you, Lord, for my wonderful life!" A service in celebration of Nat's life will be held Saturday, January 13 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu, with visitation at 9:30am, service at 10:30 and onsite celebration to follow. The family asks that any donations in Nat's memory be directed to the Institute for Human Services: www.ihshawaii.org/donate; IHS Development Office 546 Kaaahi St., Honolulu 96817, (808) 447-2827.

Francisco Rabot, Jr.

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
80, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Honolulu on November 17, 2017. He was born on Kauai. Visitation: 8:00 a.m. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2017 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Kapaa. Inurnment: 12:00 p.m. at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.
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Nancy Lariosa Ribucan

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
77, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on November 25, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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Daniel Edward Riopel

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
70, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Mililani on December 4, 2017. She was born in California. Private Services.
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John Eric Rivera

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
62, of Kula, Maui, died in Wailuku on December 11, 2017. He was born in Wailuku. Celebration of Life: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Hawaiian Homes Community Center, Paukukalu, Maui.
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Anacleto Galinato Sabado

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
89, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 25, 2017. He was born in Ambucao, Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Visitation: 5:45 p.m.; Services: 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 23rd at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Florentina Manuel Sadomiano

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
91, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died on December 10, 2017 in San Francisco. She was born on August 30, 1926 in the Philippines. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Service: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
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ROBERT A. SANCHEZ

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
ROBERT A. SANCHEZ77, of Kapahulu, retired nuclear crane operator at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, passed on Wednesday, November 29th, peacefully at home. He is survived by his wife, Judy Sanchez, daughter, Cheryl Ann Vierra (Lance), brothers, Oliver (Lynn), Eddie (Yolanda), Alex (Diana), sisters, "Dolly" (Wally), Marcy (Clifford). Blessed with 6 stepdaughters, 2 step- sons, grandchildren, great-grand- children, nieces and nephews. Visitation begins 10am at First Assembly of God Church (Red Hill), Service at 11am. Burial: 3pm at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery in Kaneohe.

Charlotte Chieno Gaza Santos

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
74, of Honolulu, died on November 8, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00am; Services: 11:00am on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East Chapel.
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Richard Sasan

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
81, of Lihue, Kauai, died on December 4, 2017 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 28, 1936 in Lihue. Visitation: 8:00 a.m.; Service: 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.
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Annette Lee Spenser

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
83, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on December 3, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao.
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Eiichi Tanaka

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 14, 2017. He was born in Hilo. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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Ethel Naoko Tanoue

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
88, of Honolulu, a retired accounting clerk for General Motors Acceptance Corporation, passed away on November 25, 2017. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by her husband, Richard; sons, Clayton (Lisa) and Jason; daughter, Stephanie (Reed) Tsumoto; sister, Ruth Hasegawa; and by grand- children, Cheyne, Chaz and Chanel. Private services. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Carol Jane Tashiro

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
67, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on November 28, 2017. She was born in Hilo.
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Mitsue “Mitzi” Uyehara

Published On December 17th, 2017 -
86, of Honolulu passed away on November 23, 2017. She is survived by her husband Albert, sons Carl, Earl (Wendy) and grandson Reyn of Seattle WA. Sister Kay Chinen and brothers James and Richard Kishaba also survive her. Visitation: 5:00 PM; Services: 6:00 pm on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

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