Miao Xi Yan

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Aug. 22, 2015
Miao Xi Yan, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Di Neng Ou and Man Chu Au; daughters Shuk Kwan and Suk Chai Au, and Amy Au Ching; brother Mun Jip Yim; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Susumu Yamagata

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Aug. 13, 2015
Susumu Yamagata, 91, of Waialua, a U.S. Postal Service retiree and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion, died in Waialua. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son Gerald Sato; daughters Geraldine Kawai, Gail Crandall and Gwen Lavarias; brothers Satoru and Setsu; sisters Louise Uchiyama and Jean Shimizu; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Suzuo Yamada

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Aug. 6, 2015
Suzuo Yamada, 97, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii-Manoa carpentry supervisor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Stanley, Alvin and Glen; daughter Shirley; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Roger Meyer Wasserman

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June 17, 2015
Roger Meyer Wasserman, 57, of Kailua-Kona a retired electrician and former merchant seaman, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Caron, daughter Malia, stepson Robert York, brothers Joel and Michael, and sister Ellen Girey. Celebration of life and potluck: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Old Airport Pavilion No. 1 in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Lei welcome. For information, call 987-5605 or 325-6198.

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Eulalia Ebro Villanueva

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Aug. 19, 2015
Eulalia Ebro Villanueva, 82, of Waipahu, a retired Armstrong Maintenance custodian, died in Honolulu. She was born in Iloilo City, Philippines. She is survived by sons Johnny E., Roberto E., Arnold E., Elvis E., Richard E. and Woody E.; daughters Teresita C. Bautista, Cherry V. Grutas, Susan V. Castro and Ligaya E. Villanueva; 30 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Services in Silang, Cavite, Philippines.

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Eleanor Hanaye Uyeoka

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Aug. 21, 2015
Eleanor Hanaye Uyeoka, 92, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Gary T. “Toshi,” sons Alan T. and Rodney T., daughter Linda S. Hashiro and six grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Stanley Tsuneo Uyehara

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May 1, 2015
Stanley Tsuneo Uyehara, 79, of Honolulu died in The Plaza at Punchbowl. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. Visitation: 8 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Sally S. Togashi

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July 4, 2015
Sally S. Togashi, 84, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael K., brothers George and Edwin Suyemoto, sisters Nancy Takiguchi and Amy Tsugawa, a grandchild and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Liana Tilini

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Aug. 12, 2015
Liana “Malia” Tilini, 32, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Paea, son Paea Jr., daughter Hana, mother Tiana Deluna and sisters Malama and Leai Conn. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Painted Church, Honaunau.

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Yaeko Terao

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Aug. 6, 2015
Yaeko Terao, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House advertising administrator, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Archie A., sons Lawrence J. and Rickey T., daughter Joni M., brother Tsumotsu Otsuka, sisters Sumiko Nishi and Mitsuko Kawakami, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Robert Takeyuki Tanaka

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Aug. 8, 2015
Robert Takeyuki Tanaka, 96, of Wailuku, a retired Wailuku Sugar Co. supervisor, died in Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Patrick Y., daughters Sandra S. Tanaka and Arlene Y. Canales, sister Sue Anzai, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Elsie Koyoshi Suda

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Aug. 1, 2015
Elsie Koyoshi Suda, 103, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Maunawili. She is survived by daughters Blanche M. Pai, Eleanor M. Minatoishi, Mitsuko S. Kelly and Diana M. Uechi; brothers Walter T. and Herbert J. Takiguchi; sisters Jean M. Burgess, Betty K. Kiesel and Lily S. Nakao; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jennifer Marie Sebilla

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Aug. 24, 2015
Jennifer Marie Sebilla, 39, of Waipahu died in the Queen’s Medical Center-West. She was born in Tacoma, Wash. She is survived by husband Leonardo Sebilla-Leal; sons Angel Sotelo-Mau and Jose “Kaleo” Baquedano; daughters Josefina Salas-Cruz Mau and Maria Y. and Jasmyn Cruz; parents Moses Mau and Victoria Gapol; stepmother Rene Mau; brothers Jason Mau and James “Kekoa” McCane; and sisters Kulani McCane, Jamie Constantine, Jessica Mau and Jillian C. Pasay. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Vivian Mae Santos

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Aug. 8, 2015
Vivian Mae Santos, 90, of Kailua, a retired business owner of R & N Maintenance Service, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Joann Medeiros, Julie Pleasanton and Jean Gilbert; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kailua. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Gilbert Silva Sampaia

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Aug. 23, 2015
Gilbert Silva “Papa Gil” Sampaia, 87, of Hilo, a retiree of Hilo Hospital’s general maintenance department and a retired Hawaii Army National Guard sergeant, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Priscilla, sons Gilbert and Albert, daughter Brandi, brother Joseph, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Caroline Yoshie Sagawa

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July 2, 2015
Caroline Yoshie Sagawa, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Down to Earth sales representative, died. She was born in Hiroshima-ken, Japan. She is survived by daughters Sharon Johnston and Corinne Sumi, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Kenneth Edward Rose

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July 31, 2015
Kenneth Edward “Butch” Rose, 65, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Anawalt, W.Va. He is survived by wife Shirlie L.; son Daniel; daughters Shannon Cruz, Maile Schick and Carrie Ann Rose; sisters Vada Hammann and Karen Riehle; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall 3 of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 239 Palii St., Mililani. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Jawn Catherine Ranney

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July 29, 2015
Jawn Catherine Ranney, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Sears sales associate, died in Pearl City. She was born in Duluth, Minn. She is survived by sons Donald J. Jr. and Francis R., daughters Joan C. Riebli and M. Celestine Ranney-Howes, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Romeo Lorenzo Ramos

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July 29, 2015
Romeo Lorenzo Ramos, 69, of Waipahu, a DCK Pacific Construction retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Josephine “Pina”; sons Patrick Realin and Evan and Joseph “Joey” Ramos; daughter Deanna Boone; brother Erwin; sister Corazon; half brother Orlando Guillermo; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Salesi Kilisitofa Palaimaea

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Aug. 26, 2015
Salesi Kilisitofa Palaimaea, 44, of Hilo died at home. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Heidi, sons Falakesi and Feiloaki, brothers Falakesi and Sione Andre, and sisters Sinouvi Faleofa, Ailini Pousima and Fisi’inukonuka Uele. Visitation: 8 p.m. Friday at Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo. Services: 8:30 p.m. Additional services: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section K. Casual attire.

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Vendella Fetuao Oura

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Aug. 5, 2015
Vendella Fetuao “Alapa” Oura, 93, of Hauula, a retired Polynesian Cultural Center musician, died in Kahuku. She was born in Sauniatu, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Harvey and Clifton Alapa; daughters Linette Hunter, Alicia Gable, Valerie “Hana” Vierra and Doreen Ramseyer; sister Rowena Sangapolu; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 53-958 Kamehameha Highway, Hauula. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: hawaiian mem|orialparkmortuary.com.

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Ruth Kalehua Nakasone

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Aug. 3, 2015
Ruth Kalehua Nakasone, 80, of Honolulu, a retired beautician, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward; sons Kimo Haia and Norman and Steven Nakasone; brothers Phillip and Wilfred Oguma; sisters Lydia Magnani and Lani Joaquin; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Haruo Nakamura

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Aug. 7, 2015
Haruo Nakamura, 89, of Keaau, Hawaii, retired proprietor of Nakamura Sales & Service and an Army veteran, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters JoAnne and Cathy, brother Roy and sisters Shizue Fujiyama, Sumie Abe and Alice Oie. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Gleceria Erece Mendoza

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Aug. 13, 2015
Gleceria Erece “Ceriang” Mendoza, 88, of Hilo, a presser at the former Hilo Quality Cleaners, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Roy and Wayne, daughter Frances M. Oliphant, 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section K. Casual attire.

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Allen Kunihiko Matsuoka

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Aug. 20, 2015
Allen Kunihiko Matsu- oka, 81, of Honolulu, a retired civil engineer for the federal government and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Hatsuko, sons Keith and Kendall, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Franco Jose Longakit

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Aug. 13, 2015
Franco Jose Longakit, 85, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired Kau Agribusiness heavy equipment operator, died in Kau Hospital. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by wife Alejandria; son Lloyd J.; daughters Natlynn “Dee Dee” Pacheco, Deena Salas and Eunice R. “Nika” Longakit; 14 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lindbergh Wah Hen Lau Sr.

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Aug. 1, 2015
Lindbergh Wah Hen Lau Sr., 88, of Waianae, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. switchman, a rancher and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Lindy Boy, daughters Lindell Ohia and Lisa Lau, companion Rufina, brothers Gordon Sr. and Jensen, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 11 a.m. Burial at noon. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ethel Masae Kobata

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Aug. 12, 2015
Ethel Masae Kobata, 99, of Hilo, former manager of American Bakery and retired owner of Al’s Korner Okazuya, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Sharyn Hirata, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Kyoung Youn Ko

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Aug. 28, 2015
Kyoung Youn Ko, 64, of Hilo died in Pohai Malama. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by sons Charles Bohannan and Sean Lee; brothers Gwang-Soo, Gwang-Jo, Gwang-Jin and Gwang-Chu; sisters Gwang-Ok and Eun-Sook; and four grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: homelani memorialpark.com.

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James Madison Key Jr.

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Aug. 5, 2015
James Madison Key Jr., 68, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Mauna Lani Bay Hotel groundskeeper and master craftsman, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lucy; sons James “Jim,” Henry and Beau J.; daughter Sophia; sister Pearl Avilla-Key; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kahilu Town Hall, Waimea. Casual attire.

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