Victor H. Zuercher Jr.

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April 16, 2016
Dr. Victor H. Zuercher Jr., 75, of Honolulu, a dentist and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Whitewater, Kan. He is survived by son Matthew, sister Diane Z. Aaron and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. May 4 at Central Union Church. Casual/aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Miles Shigemi Yamane

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March 29, 2016
Miles Shigemi Yamane, 66, of Bellevue, Wash., a retired FBI special agent, died in Bellevue. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Arleen Akamine. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 7 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thomas Satoshi Yamamoto

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April 8, 2016
Thomas Satoshi Yamamoto, 75, of Honolulu, a retired St. Francis Hospital X-ray developer, died in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers George S. and Ernest S., and sister May S. Takamine. Private services.

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Joan Santos Wilkes

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April 20, 2016
Joan Santos Wilkes, 81, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Adam and Peter Mercado; daughters Mona Lisa Santos, Judy Decambra and Christina Pacheco; and 17 grandchildren. Private services.

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Ronald Isamu Tsuru

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April 6, 2016
Ronald Isamu Tsuru, 77, of Kailua, a retired Hygrade Electric journeyman electrician and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pamela L., son Peter S., daughter and caregiver Michele L. Murakoshi, sisters Leatrice Tanna and Judith Furukawa, caregiver Doug Murakoshi and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. May 7 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Raymond Takeyo Toma

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March 22, 2016
Raymond Takeyo Toma, 57, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Hatsuko, brother Walter T. and sister Lily N. Private services.

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Mabel Estrella Lolokuokalani Tom

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April 3, 2016
Mabel Estrella Lolokuokalani Tom, 73, of Kaneohe, a retired nursery woman for H. Marugame Nursery, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harold, Adam and Kendall “Bully” Jr.; daughters Maria E. Sheridan, Angeline and Marlene Tom, and Roxanne Tom-Detol; hanai sons Deldon and Duane Staggs; hanai daughter Allison “Sissy” Kamaka; brothers Maxie “Del,” Joe and Eddie Navas; sisters Momi, Sheila, Gail, Ana and Wilma; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 4 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 5 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information given in an obituary April 29.

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Fukuye Tokunaga

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April 9, 2016
Fukuye “Edna” Tokunaga, 91, of Kahului died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Keahua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Motoshi, son Mark, daughters Carol Y. Arai and Teri-Lynn Tokunaga, brother Kenneth Sato, sisters Tomie Ikeda and Stella Kimura, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations suggested to Hospice Maui. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Kenneth Susumu Tanizaki

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April 12, 2016
Kenneth Susumu Tanizaki, 84, of Waipahu, American Renaissance Academy founder, an Air Force veteran and a retired Brasseler employee, died in Seattle. He was born in Marshland, Ore. He is survived by son Steve, daughters Marlene Beckman and Kelly Tanizaki, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 4 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Colleen Evelyn Starmer

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April 23, 2016
Colleen Evelyn Starmer, 85, of Kihei, Maui, a retired state Department of Human Services employee, manager of 13 Wailea and Lahaina jewelry stores, a training director for San Bernardino and Riverside adult Girl Scouts, and Maui County Girl Scouts director, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Burbank, Calif. She is survived by son Greg, daughter Alison Hethcote, brother Floyd Bradley Venable, sisters Diane Major and Gail Venable Jones, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 6 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Louis Charles Scull

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April 24, 2016
Louis Charles Scull, 77, of Kapolei, an Army veteran and former Yorba Linda Plumbing owner, died in Kapolei. He was born in Wayne, Mich. He is survived by wife Jannette E., sons Louis II and Charles, daughter Michelle, brother Robert, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Stanley Masanaga Otake Sr.

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April 25, 2016
Stanley Masanaga Otake Sr., 74, of Hawi, Hawaii, a ceramic tile setter foreman, died at home. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Ida; son Stanley Jr.; daughters Ingeborg Yurie Akina, Rebekah Soifua, Ellise Loo, Dardenellas Alaimo and Helene Otake; hanai daughter Eilee Perreira; brothers Robert, Richard and David Otake, and James Asari; sisters Eleanore Otake, Elaine Vervisch and Mildred Cabrey; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala. Services: 11:30 am. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Flowers welcome.

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Ronald Yoshimi Okimoto

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April 24, 2016
Ronald Yoshimi Okimoto, 71, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Telcom cable technician and an Army Reserve veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Tooele County, Utah. He is survived by wife Margaret “Jackie,” hanai daughters Kanani Krafft and Samantha Roberts, brothers Dennis and Howard, and sister Iris “Aiko.” Private services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Noboru Okamoto

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April 18, 2016
Noboru Okamoto, 95, of Hilo, a retired house painter and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Ford; sisters Chizuko Tarutani, Toshiko Okamoto and Yoshiko Sasahara; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 216 Mohouli St., Hilo, HI 96720. Incorrect information given in an obituary April 30.

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Francis Arnold Morris

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April 23, 2016
Francis Arnold Morris, 93, of Hilo, a retired junior college custodian and a Navy veteran, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Spiro, Okla. He is survived by wife Belva May, son Richard Milo Milligan, brother Harold, nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Setsuko Miyama

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March 17, 2016
Setsuko “Pat” Miyama, 91, of Pearl City died in Waipahu. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by son Gary, daughters Janice Watanabe and Wendy Miyama, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Lawrence Miyahira

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April 15, 2016
Lawrence Miyahira, 73, of Wailuku, a retired Associated Steel Workers detailer, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Janet, son Jason, daughter Lynne, brother Earl and sister Lois Hasegawa. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 7 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Bri Wilson Manuwai

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April 28, 2016
Bri Wilson Manuwai, 50, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James; sons James III and Kahee Manuwai, and Kai and Pii Wilson; daughters Kealohalani Manuwai and Kanani Wilson; mother Patricia Wilson; brothers Eric and Thomas Wilson; sister Wanda Wilson; and 11 grandchildren. Private services.

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Charis Lynn Manuma

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April 7, 2016
Charis Lynn Manuma, 63, of Pearl City, a retired Hickam Arts and Crafts pottery teacher, died in Aiea. She was born in Augsburg, Germany. She is survived by husband Joseph T.; sons Neill, Joseph T. Jr. and Lester R.; daughters Nicole Manuma and Carol V. Currie-Manuma; mother Wanda G. Neill; brother Thomas Neill Jr.; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 6 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Siu Jane Lau

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April 22, 2016
Siu Jane Lau, 97, of Honolulu, a shopkeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Guangdong, China. She is survived by son Herman Lau, daughter Wah Ying Fong, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. May 6 at Hsu Yun Temple, 42 Kawananakoa Place. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Suzanne M. Labenia

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April 10, 2016
Suzanne M. “Honeygirl” Labenia, 69, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward; sons Thomas Jr. and Ian Awong, and Edward Labenia Jr.; daughter Arlene Petta; brother Henry Noa Jr.; sister Joanne “Babydoll” Jones; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 7 at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Services: 10 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. at Waimanalo Beach Park. Aloha attire. Flowers/lei welcome; no wreaths. Updated service information for an obituary published April 14.

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Denny Wayne Ko

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March 23, 2016
Denny Wayne Ko, 49, of Washington died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Mitchell and Riley Kaipo, parents Joseph “Bully” Kaipo Jr. and Yon Ha “Christine” Ko, brothers Joseph I. Kaipo III and Travis Santa-Isabel, and sisters Mechelle Kaipo and Jonette Figueroa Jr. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 6 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Karen Kitchener

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April 4, 2016
Karen Kitchener, 72, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Kapolei, a psychology professor, died in Kapolei. She was born in Toledo, Ohio. She is survived by husband Richard; sons Brian and Greg; brother Rick Strohm; sisters Lynne Strohm, Debbie Graham and Judy Kitchener; and two grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Yoon Sook Kim

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April 18, 2016
Yoon Sook Kim, 51, of Honolulu, a former Koha Oriental Foods employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by sons David and Daniel, parents Ray and Min Sun Scroggins, and brother Roy Sang Soo Bae. Private services.

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Shizuko Kawabe

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March 27, 2016
Shizuko “Nellie” Kawabe, 94, of Haiku, Maui, a retail clerk at Ikeda’s, Ben Franklin Crafts and Craft’s Drugs, died at home. She was born in Haiku. She is survived by sons Brian Kawabe and Michael Pagan; daughters Sharon Lau Fujioka, Jill Kawabe, Rayna Van Sant and Christine Pagan; brother Yukio Tanaka; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Joseph Kaua

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March 28, 2016
Joseph Kaua, 71, of Hilo, a retired heavy equipment operator and pastor for the Pillar of the Church of the Living God, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mabel “Ilima”; sons Joey, Joray, Shane and John; daughters Elizabeth Ann Kaua-Sakamoto, Merle Liborio and Tammy Kaua-Toguchi; stepsons Guy and Delbert Ching Jr.; stepdaughter Cheryl Ann Ching; brother Arthur; sister Patricia Makekau; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 5 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Manly Kuualohapoinaole Kanoa Sr.

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April 9, 2016
Manly Kuualohapoinaole “Uncle Benny” Kanoa Sr., 86, of Waimanalo, a retired Westinghouse Electrical Supply counter salesman and warehouseman, and former Waialae Drive-In manager, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Manly K. Jr., Derek K. and Maverick K.W.T.; sisters April Young and Emma “Didi” Kalaukoa; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. May 6 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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George Yoshito Kaneshiro

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April 24, 2016
George Yoshito Kaneshiro, 81, of Waipahu, a retired independent salesman and an Army veteran, died in a private care home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sisters Mildred M. Higa and Marion Y. Hamasaki. Private services.

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Hiram Malukeao Kahala III

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April 15, 2016
Hiram Malukeao Kahala III, 64, of Kahana Valley, Hawaii, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard rigger and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He is survived by wife Charmaine; son Lyle “Baba”; daughters Annatashia “Anna” Kahala and Jonella “Joni” Kahala-Kalulu; brothers Moses “Mahi,” Erwin “Anagan,” Duke and Alex “Kanoe”; sisters Princess “Aka” Kahala, Queenie “Bella” Carter and Dutchess “Ipo” Malepe; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula Makai Chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com. Incorrect information given in an obituary April 30.

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Winifred Pele Hanoa

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April 6, 2016
Winifred Pele Hanoa, 92, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Hospital practical nurse, a Hawaiian Burial Council kupuna consultant, Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi director emeritus, and co-founder and president of the Punaluu and Kau preservation societies, died at home. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ralph P. Dedman and Pernell E. Hanoa Sr.; daughters Georgia P. Dods and Elsa K. Dedman; brother Peter P. Bangay; sister Elizabeth K. Bell; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 7 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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