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HERMAN K. APO

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HERMAN K. APO Age 91, of Pearl City, HI, passed away November 27, 2013 in Pearl City. Born November 18, 1922 in Hoopuloa, South Kona, HI. Herman was a retired Pan American Airlines supply clerk, former Hui Nalu Canoe Paddler, and former Bishop of the Latter Day Saints Church. He is survived by wife, Odile Apo; sons, Allen Apo, Michael (Sharon) Apo; daughters, Danielle Brockett, Ariane (Gordon) Purcell; brother, Alex Apo; sister, Genevieve Mederios; 9 grandchildren; 20 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 19) at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (94-210 Kahualii St., Waipahu); Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Bartolome Obnamia Bajar

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Nov. 20, 2013
Bartolome Obnamia “Bert” Bajar, 89, of Ewa Beach, a maintenance retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Rolando and Rogelio, daughters Rosario Carandang and Ruby Ho, 26 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Updated information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Tana Hecht Basa

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Dec. 6, 2013
Tana Hecht Basa, 73, of Hilo, a retired registered nurse, former director of nursing at Kau Hospital and an employee at Hilo Medical Center’s medical records department, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Berlin. She is survived by husband Juanito, daughters Kari Gali and Eliza Talavera, sister Erika Mendelsohn and five grandchildren. Graveside services at noon Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

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Kaikelokeokalani Brede

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Nov. 28, 2013
Kaikelokeokalani Brede, infant daughter of Michael “Kalani” Inoue and Gardenia K. Brede of Kaneohe, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Kailua. She is also survived by brothers Kalani Bereski, Bronson Freitas and Michael Trumble; sisters Koumakana K. and Aika H. Brede, and Tiana Bereski; and great-grandparents William H. Brede Jr. and Helen Sa. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Windward Baptist Church, Kahaluu. Services: 12:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Maria B. Camacho

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Dec. 8, 2013
Maria B. Camacho, 87, of Los Angeles, a Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce accountant, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by daughters Barbara Lund and Ducila Schanz; brothers Alexander, Martin and William Bantilan; sisters Fely Atay and Loretta Ridela; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Chiyoko Vivian Chalker

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Dec. 10, 2013
Chiyoko Vivian Chalker, 85, of Aiea, a staffing specialist at Fort Shafter, died in Aiea. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Jack L.; sons Maurice L., Anthony L. and Michael L.; daughter A. Leiomi Yamashita; sisters Tomayo M. Adolpho and Yae C. Dang; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Philip Henry Chang

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Dec. 12, 2013
Philip Henry “Koko” Chang, 59, of Kaupo, Maui, a glazier in the construction trade, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Jarrett, Philip and Robert; daughters Kellie Iniba and Ashley Chang; brothers Garvin, Dudley and Mark Chang, and Colburn Aragosa; sisters Vivian Ishizaki, Claudia Wallwork, Cheryl McPhee, Sonia Saloka, Alva Wales, Alberna Dortzmann, Donna Alexander, Audrey Kanana Haralon and Beverly Weaver; former wife Georgia Ann Reinhardt; and companion Lan Li. Visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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John William Counce

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Dec. 1, 2013
John William Counce, 72, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard tool room mechanic and a Navy veteran, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Adams, Colo. He is survived by brother Dudley and sister Audrey Lusk. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. Dec. 23 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Wilhelmina E. DeRego

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Dec. 9, 2013
Wilhelmina E. “Ipo” DeRego, 65, of Kula, Maui, a retired Maui Police Department dispatcher, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Patrick; sons Byron and Conrad; daughter Wanda; brothers Moki, Kimo, Tiny, Major and Peter Day; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Hana, Maui; everyone is welcome to meet 5:45 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Makawao, Maui, for the drive to Hana. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Puuiki Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Bonifacio Asuncion Garcia

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Nov. 30, 2013
Bonifacio Asuncion Garcia, 79, of Lahaina, a Pioneer Mill Sugar Plantation truck driver, died in Henderson, Nev. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Rollin and Edison; daughters Marilyn Alvarez, Marjorie Mercado, Mary Ann Fabozzi and Marinette Garcia; brother Ernesto; sisters Socorro “Coring” Serna and Lydia Saribay; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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WANDA MAY GARWOOD

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12-15 WANDAY MAY GARWOOD b&wWANDA MAY GARWOOD 1932 – 2013 81, of Olathe, KS passed peacefully December 8, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House with her family by her side. Born August 23, 1932 at Terlton, OK, Wanda graduated Oklahoma A & M College (OSU) with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Wanda received her commission as Ensign, U.S. Naval Reserve upon college graduation. She was assistant Administration Officer at the Naval Air Station, Alameda, CA and served as president in the Navy Officers Wives Activities in both the Olathe and Alameda Naval Air Stations. Wanda is survived by her sons John W. Garwood of Corpus Christi, TX, Kenneth M. Garwood of KC, MO, Donald Leighton Garwood and his wife Lorena of Honolulu, HI and daughter Gloria Garwood of Indianapolis, IN. Memorials are suggested to your favorite charity. To leave a special message for the family online, please visit www.PenwellGabelOlathe.com

Violet Mae Horie

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Dec. 12, 2013
Violet Mae Horie, 67, of Waianae, a retired overnight stock associate at Walmart on Keeaumoku Street, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Randy Lopez and Edward Horie; daughters Renee Arizo, Angie Cornell and Raeleen Naki-Bajet; sisters Theresa “Snookie” Hayward, Marvis Samson, and Dolly and Francine “Ulu” Lopez; 19 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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MARIA MARY “JOY” INOCELDA

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12-15 MARIA INOCELDAMARIA MARY JOY INOCELDA 77, of Honolulu, a retired Marker and Sales Associate of Sales Ala Moana and Pearl Ridge, died November 23, 2013 at Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kalihi on May 2, 1936 and a graduate of Farrington High. She is survived by husband, Martin Inocelda; sisters, Aurora Los Banos, Laura (Harry) Seibert; brothers, Domingo (Madalene) Leonida, Jose (Sally) Leonida and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her mother and father Fernando and Fortunata Leonida, sister Elena Leonida and brother Anthony Leonida. Visitation 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East chapel; services at 11 a.m. Casual attire, flowers are welcome.

Richard Hiroshi Ishida

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Sept. 4, 2013
Richard Hiroshi Ishida, 92, of Lihue, owner of Aloha Factors and an Army veteran, died on Kauai. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sons Brian and Eric; sisters Alice, Mildred, Nancy and Jean; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Billy R. Little Jr.

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Nov. 28, 2013
Billy R. Little Jr., 42, of Toledo, Ohio, died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Rebecca, stepsons Austin and William, mother Kathleen Bell, and brothers Frank Jobi and Darrell Hahn. He has a son and three daughters from other marriages. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Dec. 6.

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MAXIMO “MAX” N. CASTILLO, JR.

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MAXIMO MAX N. CASTILLO, JR. Age 96, of Pearl City, HI, passed away November 24, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born October 12, 1917 in Waialua Homestead, Kauai. Max was a member of the American Legion. He was also an avid bowler at Leeward Bowl. He is survived by son, Ronald (Diane) Castillo of AL; daughters, Maxine (Leonard) Vegas of Kauai, Raenette (Robert) Yuen; sisters, Annie Javellana of CA; Frances Kim; Lydia De Grandis; 21 grand- children; 46 great-grand- children; 9 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

ALBERT “AL” W. SIEBEN, JR.

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ALBERT AL W. SIEBEN, JR. Age 64, of Mililani, HI, passed away November 23, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born April 23, 1949 in Sanford, ME. A Civil Service worker for the Department of Public Works. He is survived by wife, Suzen A. Sieben; son, Mathew A. Sieben; daughter, Angelica S. (Edmund) Siggayo; brothers, Karl A. Sieben, Richard F. Sieben, Michael A. Sieben, Ronald S. Sieben, Curtis A.W. Sieben; sisters, Jeanne A. Sieben, Roberta L. Lanczynski, Lucille M. DeLon; 2 grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Amy Ann Puanani Kamakeeaina

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Dec. 10, 2013
Amy Ann Puanani Kamakeeaina, 65, of Laiemaloo, a Kahuku Medical Center clerk, died. She was born in Kainaliu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Mahi; sons Frank and Kai Colleado, and Paulo and Kahokuokekai Kamakeeaina; daughters Pua Kaneshiro and Mahealani Mello; brother Raymond Moike; 23 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Final visitation: 11 a.m.-noon. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: woolseymortuaryservices.com. Updated information for an obituary published Saturday.

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DANIEL S. LUM

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12-15 DANIEL S. LUM NewDANIEL S. LUM 61, passed away on Nov. 19, 2013 in Honolulu. A 1970 graduate of Farrington High School, he enjoyed photography and was a photographer for the FHS yearbook and newspaper. His knowledge with all types of cameras led him to photograph weddings and other special occasions. He went on to work for Pepsico as a Quality Control Specialist until he retired. Daniel was well known for being a devoted, loving, caring brother and son, and a loyal and kind friend to many. Survived by sisters Brenda DeRyke (Donald), Jade Lum, and nephew Chad Tomiyasu. You were a great son, brother and friend. We will miss talking story with you and we will cherish the memories in our hearts forever. Services will be held Dec. 21, 2013, visitation at 9:00 a.m., services at 10:O0 a.m., at Hosoi Garden Mortuary,30 N. Kukui St., Honolulu, HI 96817, burial to follow.

Goro Nakasone

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Dec. 7, 2013
Goro Nakasone, 87, of Paia, Maui, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. mechanic, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Katherine, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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JAMES SABURO NISHIKI

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JAMES SABURO NISHIKI James Saburo Nishiki passed away on November 4, 2013 at the age of 99. He was a retired business owner who loved tending to his garden and traveling. Lily Okada Nishiki, his high school sweetheart and wife of 73 years, who was the love of his life, survives him. Also surviving him are his sons, Gordon (Marilyn), Gerrit (Janice) and Glenn (Ellen); and daughter-in-law, Lynn (Grayson). He had six grandchildren, Gerri, Justin, Jennifer, Jeremy, Misha and Scott; and two great grandsons, Rayden and Ryker. He also left behind his caregivers, Feni and Prudencio Taclas. Private services were held earlier this month.

Alfredo Orita

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Dec. 2, 2013
Alfredo Orita, also known as “Fred” and “Papa,” 79, of Halaula, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Lani Beach Club cook, retired meat cutter at K. Takata Store and M. Nakahara Store, and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in North Kohala, Hawaii. He was born in North Kohala. He is survived by companion Rachel Hiraoka; daughters Bobbi Akana, Teresa and Caroline Orita, Valerie Carpio and Debbie Gay Caravalho; stepsons Clinton, Lance and Myles Hiraoka; stepdaughter Darilyn Fuelles; brother Phil; sister Marcelina Campbell; 27 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. All-night vigil: 5 p.m. Friday at his residence, 53-4233 Akona Pule Highway, Kohala, Hawaii. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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JOHN HITOSHI OZAKI

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12-15 JOHN OZAKIJOHN HITOSHI OZAKI 69, of Pearl City, passed away on November 28, 2013 at Queen’s Medical Center. He was born on November 13, 1944 in Honolulu to the late Rev. Lawrence and Mrs. Grace Ozaki. He graduated from Iolani School and was a Son of Iolani, attending 13 years (K-12). He worked as an Estimator for M. Shiroma Painting Company before retiring. John is survived by his wife Lani and his buddies “Eddie” and “Sprite”; his sisters Miriam (Raymond) Hue and Myra (Roy) Okimoto; nieces and nephews. Private services held.

Pacita Ramos Ramil

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Dec. 7, 2013
Pacita Ramos Ramil, 89, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Expedita Del Aningat, Dorothy Juan and Loi Ramil; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Church, Wailuku. Mass: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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SOON DUK “PEGGY” RODRIGUEZ

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SOON DUK PEGGY RODRIGUEZ Age 85, of Mililani, HI, passed away December 10, 2013 in Mililani. Born January 6, 1928 in Kyung Nam Chang Mung, South Korea. Former owner of South Pacific Lounge in Kalihi Shopping Center. She is survived by husband, Manuel J. “Manny” Rodriguez; daughter, Lisha “Kim” Mott- Goings; brother, Tae Du (Kuy Saeng) Lee; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 4:45 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 19) at Korean Presbyterian Church; (2122 Metcalf St., Honolulu) Funeral Service 5:30 p.m. Flowers Welcome.

MAGDALENA BOLUSAN SALACUP

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12-15 MAGDALENA SALACUPMAGDALENA BOLUSAN SALACUP Age 97, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away November 9, 2013 in Ewa Beach. Born October 10, 1916 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Artemio (Avelina) Salacup, Romeo (Adora) Salacup, Christopher Alan Salacup; daughters, Caridad (Florderico) Queja, Rosario Pecpec; brother, Juan “Rico” Bolusan; sister, Maria Macadangdang; 13 grand- children; 10 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (December 20) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Black Attire. Flowers Welcome.

RHODA KEONAONA KUUALOHA HALE SANDERS

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RHODA KEONA’ONAKU’UALOHA HALE SANDERS Age 97, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away December 4, 2013 in Pearl City. Born August 24, 1916 in Keahialaka, HI. She is survived by daughter, Gwendolyn K. Rodrigues; brothers, Earl Hale, William (Barbara) Hale; 12 grand- children; 35 great-grand- children; 19 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (Dec. 20) at Resurrection of The Lord Church; (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu) Mass 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire.

Peter Sedeno

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Sept. 7, 2013
Peter Sedeno, 67, of Ewa Beach, a heavy-equipment operator and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife June, daughters Lena-Ann Sedeno and Kimberly-Ann Tanudra, mother Mary, brothers Joseph and Anthony, sisters Kathleen Sedeno and Joanne Rodrigues, and seven grandchildren. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

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KATHERINE ELAINE MARY SPENCER

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12-15 KATHERINE SPENCER b&wKATHERINE ELAINE MARY SPENCER 66, of Honolulu, originally from Toledo, Ohio, died on 5/25/13 in Las Vegas. Her passing was preceded by her lifelong love Edward Naluehu Spencer Sr. She is survived by sisters Charlene and Anita; and Children Theresa, Edward Jr. (Rose), Mark, Charlene, Jean, Helen, and 13 grandchildren. Prayer service and spreading of ashes on Saturday 12/21/13 10AM at Waimanalo Bay Beach park. Private celebration.

Vito Talo

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Nov. 26, 2013
Vito Talo, 79, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Seetaga, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Vito Jr., Ben, Vito John and Michael Tafilele Talo, and Faataape Laloulu Jr.; daughters Victoria Laloulu, and Elizabeth, Gina, Monica, Punamamao, Makalika and Rose Mary Talo; brothers Aipenu, Faletusi, Loleni and Mila; sisters Fiavae Talo and Faaua Faiai; 31 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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