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Phoebe K.F. (Won) Camp, 74, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Honolulu, a former Kailua Elementary School teacher, died Dec. 21 in Reno, Nev. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Amanda Flangas, sisters Mae Chung and Harriet Wang, and a grandchild. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Blas Gali Sr., 84, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Lihue Plantation Co. irrigator, died Jan. 8 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Marina, sons Blas Jr. and Anthony, daughter Maribel, brother Marceliano, sisters Perpetua Gali and Ucedia Lara, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Garden Island Mortuary. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.
Desha Chantel Kainoa Gray, 22, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Kailua, a One Stop Travel and Sam Goody's employee, died Jan. 3. She is survived by mother Eva Makahilahila-Hefner; father Jeffrey Gray; stepfather Lyle Hefner; grandparents Piilani and Wilda Gray and Rudy Kealohi; brothers Kepili and Kapena; and sisters Sheena, Kira and Deidree. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Monday.
Hideo "Hide" Kaneshiro, 77, of Honolulu, chairman of Honolulu Disposal Service Inc., died Dec. 19. He was born in Lawai, Kauai. He is survived by son Clyde; daughter Lynn Kaku; brothers James, Henry and Hiroshi; sister Sue Uechi; and four grandchildren. Private services.
Ellen Ohta, 72, of Maui, died Tuesday on Maui. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Myles and David, hanai son Richard Fujinaga, hanai daughter Judy Saito, 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Suyeko "Sue" Okada, 73, of Honolulu, a retired city Department of Design and Construction senior clerk, died Sunday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Dennis K. and Albert T., and sister Jean Y. Yamaguchi. Private services.
Wendy Jean Pablo, 48, of Waipahu, died Jan. 4 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Estrelio "Eliong"; son Mark; daughters Kristie Keckhut, Angela and Rebecca Mayo, and Danielle, Samantha, Tasha, Tristen, Mitchellyn and Chyna Pablo; grandmother Leona Buenconsejo; brothers Marvin Buenconsejo Jr. and Richard Nelson; sisters Terri Daguman and Monica Chun; and 17 grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the same chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Lloyd Allen Routon, 80, of Discovery Harbor subdivision in Kau, Hawaii, a retired supervisor for the Gas Co., died Wednesday at home. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by wife Jewel S.; sons Robert "Bob," James, Paul and Thomas; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.
Emilio Salboro Sr., 75, of Hilo, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. heavy equipment operator, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Emilio J. Jr., Douglas, Sidney, Terry and Mark; daughter Alicia Gandall; brother Jose; 30 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.
Oliver Noble Smith, 31, of Hawi, Hawaii, an entrepreneur, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by son Kenneth Van Swae, parents Roger N. and Kristin, sister Shannon and brother Jesse. No services.
Kuniko Sugihara, 87, of Hilo, died Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Sadao, son Gerald, daughters June Char and Lynne Kim, sister Janet Morita, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.
James Takumi Takemoto, 83, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Bank landscaper, died Jan. 2 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Agnes Y.; daughters Leidene T. Kruse, Irene Kaneshiro, Gladys Tsuda, Sandra Masuda, Carol-Ann Inouye and Cynthia Uehara; brother Seiitsu; sister Hinayo Miyazaki; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.
Stanley Naoji Tamura, 76, of Pearl City, owner of Mobile Tire Sales and Services, died Jan. 6 at home. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Matsuko; son Dr. Claude N.; daughter Dr. Connie S.; brothers Minoru and Mitsuru; and sisters Yasuko Masuda, Helene Mori, Sadie Nakamura and Mildred Toyofuku. Private services.
Betty Yasuko Tengan, 78, of Honolulu, retired owner of Kapalama Basin Restaurant, died Monday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Glenn T. and Milton, daughter Doreen Smith, brother Richard Nakasone and three grandchildren. Private services.
Nicanor Ignacio Tongpalan, 90, of Honolulu, a retired McCabe, Hamilton & Renny stevedore, died Jan. 7 at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Estrella "Ester" and daughter Charyl. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 8:30 a.m. next Saturday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road, Kalihi. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
Perry Ganghyun Tsuruda, infant son of Harlan and Insuk Tsuruda, died Jan. 9 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by grandparents Tsuruo and Nobuko W. Tsuruda and Soon Yi Park. Private services.
Marshall Edmond Veach, 91, of Honolulu, a retired piano tuner and owner of Marshall Veach Piano Studio, died Jan. 8 at home. He was born in Corona, Calif. He is survived by son Michael, daughters Marlene Veach and Diana Barcena, brothers Orville and Robert, and four grandchildren. Private services.
Laongdao Molly Vongsayadeth, 35, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Laos. She is survived by son Sean M.B.; mother Alesa Rasaphakdy; brothers Phouangthong, Phouangphet, Phouangkeo and Phouangkham; and sisters Vanida J. Munroe and Darlene Muraoka. Visitation: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Laotian services and cremation to follow.
George Hidemi Yokoyama, 67, of Aiea, a retired Hewlett Packard Corp. employee in Santa Ana, Calif., died Jan. 10 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Katherine; son Garett; daughter Germaine; brothers Robert and Irwin "Sonny"; and sisters Emily Yamada, Doris Otake and Grace Furukawa. Private services.
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