Sylvia Carol Keohoaeaeokahakukaalani Young

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April 14, 2016
Sylvia Carol Keohoaeaeokahakukaalani Young, 80, of Hilo, a retired elementary school teacher at Hilo Union School and former choir director of the St. Joseph Aloha Choir, died in Waimea, Hawaii. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gary, Stephen and Alan; daughters Laura and Jeannette Young; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 9 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Dorothy Kazuko Yoshida

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March 27, 2016
Dorothy Kazuko Yoshida, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Liliha Health Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Mark M. and Keith K.; daughters Diane T. Teramoto, Gay T. Inouye and Alison T. Masutani; brother Benjamin T. Kodama; sisters Florence K. Kuroda and Grace K. Fukuda; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lance Masao Yamashiro

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April 15, 2016
Lance Masao Yamashiro, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electrician and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Doris H. and sister Loretta Tsutsui. Private services.

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Karen Ann Vaefaga

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April 9, 2016
Karen Ann Vaefaga, 61, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. She is survived by sons Sa’o, Mahi and Ohana; daughter Emalia Vaefaga; brothers David and Jimmy Boryszewski; sisters Laura Wray and Linda Weiss; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held at a later date. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Doris Lucille Thomas

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March 12, 2016
Doris Lucille Thomas, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Beniya Shokudo proprietor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Beatrice, Neb. She is survived by sons Robert M. and Christopher J.; daughters Mary K. and Alice A. Thomas, Barbara L. Modlin, Margaret Y. Agustin, Rosemarie L. Jones, Linda C. Grice, Julie A. Toda and Kristen J. Baker; 22 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 7 at Waialae Baptist Church. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Rose Takako Takakuwa

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April 12, 2016
Rose Takako Takakuwa, 54, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Mii Takakuwa and sisters Ruby Takakuwa-Itagaki and Clara E. Takakuwa-Medina. Private services.

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Milton Robert Smith

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April 6, 2016
Milton Robert Smith, 87, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Amber; sons Aaron “Baba,” Milton “Buster” Jr., Isaac K., M. Kalani and Keolu; sisters Gladys Sheldon and Peggy Tetu; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 6 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Cecilia Kuuleialoha Kalua Rivera

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April 28, 2016
Cecilia Kuuleialoha Kalua “Lele” Rivera, 60, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George P., sons Kekealani and Ilikea, daughter Kukuilani Kalua, father James Giffard Sr., brother James Giffard Jr., sisters Kathleen Giffard and Yolanda Delos Reyes, and seven grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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Randall Haruo Okimoto

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March 27, 2016
Randall Haruo Okimoto, 98, of Honolulu, a retired salesman for Eastman Kodak and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Donald H., daughter JoAnn S. Fujii and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Naehu Sr.

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April 12, 2016
Robert Naehu Sr., 75, of Waianae, a retired roofer, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Robert Jr., Edwin, Stanford and Lopaka; daughters Diana Rosa, Lorrie-Ann Maluchnik and Rosetta Naehu; brother Louis; 21 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. May 7 at Maili Beach Park, across Farrington Highway from St. John’s Road in Maili.

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Jesus Ramirez Mandac

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April 30, 2016
Jesus Ramirez Mandac, 62, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Betty; son Ace; daughter Jehrish; brothers Hipolito and Diosdado; sisters Hortencia and Feliza Mandac, Verona Bulong, Cecilia Beltran and Myra Fabian; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. May 5 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date in the Philippines. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Robert Tsutomu Kubo

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April 18, 2016
Robert Tsutomu “Bob” Kubo, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired Castle High School teacher and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eva E., sons Todd T. and Jason A., daughter Kellyn Okabe and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. May 9 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Vernon Lawrence Hee

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April 15, 2016
Vernon Lawrence Hee, 60, of Honolulu, a federal employee for Schofield Barracks Commissary, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laurie. Private services.

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Pedrita Fuego Genesiran

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April 27, 2016
Pedrita Fuego Genesiran, 83, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Jimenez Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rodrigo and Julito Genesiran; daughters Valeria Gadot, Levie Gaspar, Jeany Genesiran and Shirley Genovia; 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation and all-night vigil: 6 p.m. May 11 at the family’s residence, 75-199-A Kalani St., Kailua-Kona. Additional visitation: 1 p.m. May 12 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass: 2:30 p.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Annabelle Trebing Floyd

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April 22, 2016
Annabelle Trebing Floyd, 92, of Volcano, Hawaii, formerly of Mahwah, N.J., a homemaker and a former New York Telephone Co. employee, died at home. She was born in Queens, N.Y. She is survived by sons Richard J., Paul W. and Marcus O’Neal Floyd; daughters Susan G. and Jan F. Adesso; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date. In lieu of lowers, donations suggested to First Presbyterian Church in Ramsey, N.J., or to Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kurtistown, Hawaii.

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America Chun

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April 26, 2016
America “Tiny” Chun, 83, of Kailua, a seamstress and sewing business owner, died in Kailua. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Sam G.Y. Jr., daughters Anna L. Lui and Stephanie Chun, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. May 10 at Valley of the Temples. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Cynthia Yoon Tai Jan Chang

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April 16, 2016
Cynthia Yoon Tai Jan Chang, 79, of Irvine, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a medical receptionist, homemaker and Avon representative, died in Irvine. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughters Cheryl-Ann Lee, Claire Jan Chang and Celia C. Takahashi; brothers Albert Jr. and Alvin Jan; sisters Florence Ho, Octavia Young and Yvette Oishi; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 7 at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Memorial Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Condolences: diamondhead mortuary.net.

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Laurel Anne Cates

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April 19, 2016
Laurel Anne Cates, 69, of Kailua, a retired Outrigger Hotels front desk clerk, died in Kailua. She was born in Northport, Maine. She is survived by son Frederick A. “Rick” Barton Jr.; sisters Michelle D. Christian, Carolyn Tibbets and Hulda Hodgon; and a grandchild. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Patricia Eulalia Carvalho

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April 28, 2016
Patricia Eulalia Carvalho, 86, of Wailuku died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Louis “Rocky” Nobriga and William “Billy” and Patrick “P.J.” Carvalho; daughters Emelia “Emmy” Carvalho and Marianne Mattos; brothers David “Buddy,” Alvin “Teddy” and Brian Nobriga; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. May 7 at St. Anthony Church. Mass: 9 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park in Wailuku. Condolences: ballard familymortuaries.com.

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Dante Upano Calzada

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March 26, 2016
Dante Upano Calzada, 64, of Honolulu, a former Tokyo Bento and Pearl Harbor Navy Gateway Inns & Suites employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Cagayan, Macaria, Philippines. He is survived by wife Macaria; son Rex Simpliciano; daughters Melendrina Simpliciano, Jenny Howland, Dally Calzada, Arlene Teramura, Jennifer Domingo and RoseAnn Marx; brothers Cresenciano, Virgilio and Telesforo; sister Lucena Alapan; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 6 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 7 at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Anthony Pacheco Benevides

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April 13, 2016
Anthony Pacheco Benevides, 93, of Hilo, a retired mechanic for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and Mauna Kea Sugar Co., and a veteran in the Army and Hawaii Army National Guard, died in the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Sonny and Patrick Haleamau, hanai sons Anthony and Kaohe Haleamau, sister Fanny Gouveia, eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 5 at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 6 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to be held at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Manuel Mercado Belles

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April 21, 2016
Manuel Mercado Belles, 84, of Ohio died in Fulton, Ohio. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janet; daughters Debra B. Kagawa, Donna B. Hall, Terry Lauro and Janice and Sally Belles; brothers John and Marcos; sister Lupe Null; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 6 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gareld Dean Belden

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March 24, 2016
Gareld Dean Belden, 75, of Aiea, a retired Navy chief petty officer who served in the Vietnam War and an electronics technician for SATCOM, BAE Systems, died in Aiea. He was born in Deadwood, S.D. He is survived by wife Mineko, son Michael and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 7 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. May 9 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Sharon Naomi Au

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April 10, 2016
Sharon Naomi Au, 64, of Kaneohe, a paralegal of the law firm Deely King Pang & Van Etten, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Samson “Sam,” son Nicolas Au, daughter Tabitha Kanoa, brothers Harvey and Earl Yoshino, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 9 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ruth M.B. Asato

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March 15, 2016
Ruth M.B. Asato, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of America loan processing department assistant vice president, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Minoru, son Randall R., caregiver Jill Asato, brother Eli Baba and two grandchildren. Private services.

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DONALD W. DIETZ, SR.

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$nameDONALD W. DIETZ, SR. Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away April 28, 2016 in Honolulu. Born April 27, 1922 in Pocatella, Idaho. Raised in Portland, Oregon, he made Hawaii his home for 64 years. A retired Aloha Airline pilot. An avid handball and golf player. His happiest times were when he was surrounded by his family. He is survived by son, Donald Dietz, Jr.; daughters, Lynn Baugher, Dawn Wally, Chris Slye, Suzy Pomazon; brother, Howard Dietz, Jr.; sister, Priscilla Hall; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Visitation 11:30 AM Thursday May 5 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 12 Noon.

AUGUSTINE “INTING” “AUGIE” CAMINOS

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AUGUSTINE INTING AUGIE CAMINOS Age 75, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away April 10, 2016 in Wahiawa, HI. Born January 15, 1941 in Wahiawa, HI. Retired from Department of Education, Waialua High School. He was a member of Pig Hunters Association of Oahu. He is survived by brother, Guernaldo "Gale" (Marylou) Caminos; sisters, Pacita Tolentino, Encarnation Gray. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (May 8) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (May 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; prayer service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

DAVID AINAHAU KANE III

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$nameDAVID AINAHAU KANE III 2/20/52 - 5/3/08 Love always and forever, Until we meet again.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran