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Hau'oli Yong Lee

July 1, 2014

HAU'OLI YONG LEE, of Honolulu, passed away on July 1, 2014. Born in Korea, she was an entrepreneur and business owner. She is survived by her children, Robert, Malia Siu, Dean, Michele Cox, Scott and Melissa and 15 grandchildren. Visitation from 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014, at St. Anthony's Church, 148 Makawao Street, Kailua; service at 5:30 p.m. Private interment. No flowers....
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May 27, 1929 - November 16, 2013

GEORGE SAKASHI HIGA, 84, of Honolulu, passed away on November 16, 2013, in Queen's Medical Center. Born in Ookala, Hawaii, he retired from Hughes Aircraft Corporation as a technical engineer. He is survived by his sons, Michael K. (Nora), Roy K. (Jennifer), Greg K. and Timothy K. Higa; daughter, Marilyn M. (Ernesto) Astorga; six grandchildren; brothers, Robert K. and Edward T. (Alice) Higa and...
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July 30, 2013

Henry Roy Becklund, retired Captain in the Us Marine Corps, or "Papa" as he was lovingly called by his family, was called to Heaven and passed peacefully at his home on July 30, 2013. Roy was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on June 24, 1921. He was raised in North Arlington, New Jersey, came to Hawaii during WW2 and married Peggy Christian. He managed Lihue Store, then Kaumakani Store, and...
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July 21, 2013

Larry, 71, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away on Sunday, July 21st, 2013, at the Waianae Comprehensive Health Center. Born January 6, 1942 in Lebanon, Kentucky to C. Gay Hatfield and Eloise (Woodring) Hatfield, he was raised in Louisville, Kentucky together with his two younger brothers. He attended Transylvania University in Lexington, KY and University of Louisville. A Vietnam War veteran, he...
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June 25, 1983 - July 21, 2013

Tyler, age 30, of Honolulu, a loan processor at the main branch of Central Pacific Bank, passed away on July 21, 2013, in Pali Momi Medical Center. Tyler was born in Walnut Creek, California on June 25, 1983 and moved to Honolulu from Pleasanton, California in August 2012. He is survived by his parents, Patrick Allen Bigay and Linda Michiyo (Komura) Bigay and a sister, Tracy Leilani Pellazar. ...
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July 18, 2013

LESLIE, 55, of Honolulu, passed away on July 18, 2013 in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. A family caregiver, he is survived by his father, Toshio; brothers, Loren (Jean) and Edwin (Esperanza) Onaga; sisters, Elaine (John) Guerrero and Carol (Fred) Torda. Visitation from 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service will begin at 3:00 p.m. Family requests casual attire be...
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July 15, 2013

James passed away peacefully early Monday morning, July 15th, in his home in Honolulu, surrounded by his loving family. He was 89 years old. James was born and raised on Lihu'e Plantation on the island of Kaua'i, the youngest of four children of Itsuta and Kinu Tsuya. His father immigrated from Yamaguchi, Japan. James' brother Seichi and sister Chieno pre-deceased him. His brother Roy...
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July 1, 2013

Mrs. Asato, 93, passed away on July 1, 2013, at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Predeceased by her husband, Takeo, she is survived by her sons, Kenneth (Lydia),Wallace, David (Shigeko), Stanley and Dick (Dillie) Asato; daughters, Grace (Jack) Gibo and Violet Asato; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Roy (Hisako) Yogi; sisters, Ruth Kobashigawa, Rose ...
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April 13, 1953 - June 26, 2013

Charles was a U.S. Government Applications Engineering Branch Head at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He passed away at the Queen's Medical Center at the age of 60. He is survived by his wife, Jackie A. Tokunaga; sons, Marshall P.M., Colin S.Y. (Raquel) and Chad G.S. Tokunaga; granddaughers, Rylee and Rielle Tokunaga; parents, Paul S. and Jane T. Tokunaga; brothers, Guy (Joy) and Steven ...
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Adela Enriqueta Ramones Rivera

June 25, 2013

ADELA ENRIQUETA RAMONES RIVERA Adela Enriqueta Ramones Rivera, age 86, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on June 25, 2013 at her home in Honolulu. Born in Bago Vintar, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is a retired housekeeper for the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. She is survived by sons, Rudy (Marylinda), Robert (Londrina), Mario Jr. and Arthur; daughters, Natividad Bolosan (Aurelio) and Susan Rivera,...
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Ida Naohekapiiohookalani Ching

June 8, 2013

IDA NAOHEKAPIIOHOOKALANI CHING Ida Naohekapiiohookalani Ching, age 83, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on June 8, 2013 at Kuakini Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, HI, she is survived by husband, William G.W. Ching; sons, Bill (Denise), Walton, and Wallie (Jennifer) Ching; daughters, Wondra (George) Kam, and Wilette (Eric) Peterman; brother, Donald Aipoalani; 16 grandchildren, 23...
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Harold Nobuo Honda

June 7, 2013

Harold Nobuo Honda, 82, of Honolulu, passed away on June 7, 2013 at the Arcadia Retirement Residences. Harold was born in Puunene, Maui on October 16, 1930. He attended Spreckelsville School and Maui High School, graduating in 1948. He was a business major at the University of Hawaii, joined the Air Force ROTC to help defray expenses and graduated in 1952. · Served 4 years as a 2nd...
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Roland "Taka" Seizen Takasato, Sr.

June 5, 2013

Roland "Taka" Seizen Takasato, Sr., 88, of Kaneohe, retired from Cement Mason's Local 630 and Army veteran of WWII who served with the Military Intelligence Service, died at Castle Medical Center. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii and was a member of the Oroku Aza Jin club. He was predeceased by daughter, Cheryl S. Tokuda. He is survived by wife Jean K. (married 62 years); son, Roland S.,...
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Jeanette Michiko Yanagisako

May 30, 2013

JEANETTE MICHIKO YANAGISAKO Jeanette Michiko Yanagisako, age 63, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on May 30, 2013 at Kuakini Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired client services consultant for Fireman's Fund. She is survived by husband, Leigh W.; daughter, Jana S. (Grant) Kimata; and sister, Vivian Araki. Services will be on Saturday, June 21, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at...
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Charles Kanichi Hino

April 16, 1924 - May 29, 2013

CHARLES KANICHI HINO Charles Kanichi Hino, age 89, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on May 29, 2013 at Palolo Chinese Home. Born in Honolulu, he was a WWII Army veteran (100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Congressional Gold Medal) and a retired fireman for the U.S. Federal Government. He is survived by sons, Gregory, Jeffrey, Newton (Debra) and...
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Chotaro Ogimi

May 22, 2013

CHOTARO OGIMI Chotaro Ogimi, age 91, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on May 22, 2013 at Kuakini Geriatric Care in Honolulu. Born in Puunene, Maui, HI, he was a retired carpenter. He is survived by wife, Michiko; sons, Tommy T. (Wilma) and Eddie T.; daughters, June T. (Steven) Pang and Joanne T. (Clarence) Takahashi; sisters, Vivian S. Ige, Diane T. Ogimi, Loretta C. (Stanley) Arakaki, Patsy F....
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Setsuko "Sets" K. Speck

February 5, 1929 - May 21, 2013

Setsuko "Sets" K. Speck, 84, of Honolulu, a retired administrative assistant for the Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation, died in Hawaii Kai. She was born in San Pedro, California. She is survived by sons, Robert J. III, William "Bill" R.; daughters, Susan "Susie" V. Speck Sabrocini, Margaret "Margie" L. Ogawa; brothers, Yu and Shigeru Kawashiri; sisters, Yuriko Omatsu, Chiyo Endo, Hideko Shono;...
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Hidehiko "Hide" Uyehara

April 20, 1925 - May 20, 2013

Hidehiko "Hide" Uyehara, 88, of Kailua, a Dillingham Land Corp. retiree, died May 20, 2013 at the Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. He was born in Waipahu. Mr. Uyehara was predeceased by his wife, Mildred Sato Uyehara. He is survived by son, Dean W. Uyehara; daughter, Terri A. Uyehara; brother, Manabu Uyehara; grandchildren, Ashley, Sean and Trevor Uyehara. Services were held Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at...
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May 19, 2013

Born in Aiea, Oahu, he was a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier. Preceded in death by his wife, Violet, Mr. Kurosawa is survived by his son, Eric M. (Jane G.) Kurosawa; daughter, Karen K. (Craig) Yoshikawa; five grandchildren; brothers, Ronald (Jean) Kurosawa, George (Reiko) Kurosawa and Roy Kurosawa and a sister, Edith (Akira) Yonamine. Visitation from 12:00 noon Saturday, June 22, 2013,...
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Dorothy Sadako Umeda

October 9, 1923 - May 15, 2013

Dorothy Sadako Umeda, age 89, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on May 15, 2013 at Kuakini Geriatric Care. Born on October 9, 1923 in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. She is survived by daughters, Amy S. Sato (Isaac) and Sue N. Umeda; brother, Raymond Yamada; sisters, Florence Harada and Ethel Asao; and two grandchildren.
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Brian Masato Yokoyama

January 20, 1960 - May 13, 2013

BRIAN MASATO YOKOYAMA Brian Masato Yokoyama, age 53, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on May 13, 2013 in Honolulu. Born on January 20, 1960 in Honolulu, he was a fumigation technician for Diversified Exterminators. He is survived by brother, Calvin K. Yokoyama; sister, Lea N. Watanabe (Wayne) and by nieces and nephews. Services will be on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at Hosoi Garden...
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September 21, 1972 - May 2, 2013

Born in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Crim is survived by his mother, Martha Talamoni Togiola; brothers, John, Fuaga, Soon, Benjamin and DJ Togiola, Larry Fisher, Christian Papalii, Lolesio Sua and Davey Tuasivi; sisters, Velma t. Lozano, Elisa Talamoni, Seataata Talili, Faith Papalii-Pomele and Rosalina Te'i and his many nephews and nieces. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. Thurday (05/23) at Hosoi...
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