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Isamu Yoshida

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 21, 2016
Isamu Yoshida, 91, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired sales manager for Excelsior Dairy in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Alice Mae, sons Dennis and Gregory, daughters Brenda Izuno and Charlene Shupe, brother Akira, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 6 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Mary Vaughn

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

Feb. 29, 2016
Mary Vaughn, 101, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Galax, Va. No known survivors. Services pending.

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Myramay Leiloke Aiona Santos

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 18, 2016
Myramay Leiloke Aiona Santos, 73, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Mililani. She is survived by husband Paul A.K. Sr.; sons Paul Jr., Carlton, Kevin and Garrett; daughters Marnan Santos-Ganal, Luana Quisano and Zannatta-May Santos; brothers Owen, Vida and Grayson Aiona, and Herbert Lee; sisters Juana Pascua and JoNan Sagadraca; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. July 3 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Alvin L. Prudencio

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 8, 2016
Alvin L. Prudencio, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired construction ironworker, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bertha “Maxine,” daughters Kimberly L. Prudencio and Alberta K. Prudencio-Melton, sister Mildred Mead and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. July 6 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lillian Chong Pang

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 8, 2016
Lillian Chong Pang, 86, of Honolulu, a teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alvin C.B.; sons Kevin, Anthony and Davin; daughters Andrea and Jennifer; brothers Quon Cheong, Quon Hin and Kenneth Chong; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. July 2 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Derek Dwight Pacheco

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 17, 2016
Derek Dwight Pacheco, 63, of Hilo, a retired assistant chief of police and Special Response Team commander for the Hawaii County Police Department, and a sports coach, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sheri R.; sons Derek “Danny” Pacheco and Bobby Correa-Midel; daughters Sheral Correa-Pacheco, Charisse Correa, and Taryn and Erica Agmata; mother Irene Betty; sisters Arlene Gali and Donna Tanimura; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Glen Albert Kaiaka Neizmen

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 19, 2016
Glen Albert Kaiaka Neizmen, 56, died in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathy; sons Shaun, Brent, Dayne and Vance; daughter Amanda Agpoon; brothers Peter A.K. III, Barry, Brian and Darren; sisters Cheryl Gonsalves, Diane Neizmen and Haunani Neizmen-Lista; and six grandchildren. Celebration of life to be announced on social media.

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Haru Miyahira

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 7, 2016
Haru “Oba” Miyahira, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Urasoe, Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by son Paul G., daughter Takako, brothers Chuichi and Naoichi, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Mitsuyo Medeiros

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

April 30, 2016
Mitsuyo “Granny” Medeiros, 95, of Hawaii died. She is survived by son Ralston; daughters Lena Garcia and Christy Sambueno; brothers Sam, Masaichi and George Nakaoka; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. July 1 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Urn burial: 1 p.m. at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Jody Moana Maii

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 7, 2016
Jody Moana Maii, 60, of Aiea, a housecleaning business owner, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jeremy, mother Winifred M., brother Wilfred and grandmother Gertrude Lebron. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 5 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. July 8 at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Byron Ku Kukua

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 14, 2016
Byron Ku Kukua, 58, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a rancher for Hokukano Ranch and a Hawaii County Department of Public Works employee, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Keane and Kuoio; hanai daughter Lovia Publico; brother Arthur; sisters Jeanette Perreira, Marvalee Banagan, Moani Kukua and Ardis Casuga; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. July 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona. Services: 10 a.m.

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Alan Rikio Kiriu

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 2, 2016
Alan Rikio Kiriu, also known as “Da Humble Fisherman,” 53, of Hawaii died. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Jane; sons Ryan, Kirk and Duke; parents Robert and Janet; brother Randy; sister Kathy; and two grandchildren. Visitation and celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. July 9 at Hawi Jodo Mission Hall. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jonah H. Keahi

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 10, 2016
Jonah H. Keahi, 80, of Lahaina, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Michael K., Bruce K. and William H.; brothers Charlie “Kong,” George “Opelu” III, Moses “Moki,” Wilson, Harry, Ulu and Norman Keahi, and Elsworth Aa; sisters Thelma “Lady” Vierra, Lorraine “Momi” Keahi and Dana Gibson;eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. July 1 at Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Lei welcome. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Iris Taeko Kamisato

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 7, 2016
Iris Taeko Kamisato, 78, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Wayne T., daughters Lori Ann Y.K. Ohama and Karilynn K.K. Arase, sister Grace M. Awakuni and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 7 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Joseph Jason Kawehilani Kamalamalama

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

May 25, 2016
Joseph Jason Kawehilani “Joe” Kamalamalama, 60, of Kailua, a musician entertainer and retired truck driver, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Kathleen “Kat”; sons William Joey “Kula” and Steven Louis “Ko’o”; daughter Joleen Lehua “Kawehi”; hanai sons Marty Tamala, John David “J.D.” Puli and Kingsley “Kings” Le’i; hanai daughter Cynthia Gauthe Cabral; brothers George, Terry and Bernie; sisters Alberta and Wilhelmina; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 9 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ivanelle Hoe

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

April 27, 2016
Ivanelle Hoe, 78, of Honolulu died. No services. The Hoe family will be holding a family reunion and celebrating Ivanelle’s birthday 2-8 p.m. July 19 at Hale Kealoha Restaurant, Pali Lanes Building, 120 Hekili St., Kailua. Casual attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to The Kulaniakea scholarship for preschool children and families in need; or the UH Foundation scholarships: the Walter Serikawa Scholarship, the Sakamoto-Hoe Scholarship Endowment, the Ching-Hoe Endowed Culinary Arts Scholarship or the Ivanelle Hoe Endowed Nursing Scholarship.

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Tadashi Gohara

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 10, 2016
Tadashi Gohara, 94, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired heavy equipment mechanic for Fong Construction, died in Honolulu. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by daughters Ann Wallner, Tracy Gaeth and Dawn Gohara; brothers George and Roy; and a grandchild. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Donald Dela Cruz

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 15, 2016
Donald Dela Cruz, 64, of Deer Park, Texas, an engineer and an Army veteran, died in Makaha. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mary Ann; sons Donald K., Mason N. and Donovan K.; daughter Mary Ann Poole; brothers Alfred, Rodney and Ronald Dela Cruz, and Claude and Michael Swain; sisters Cynthia and Lynn; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life held. Incorrect information for an obituary published June 22.

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Ronald Arthur Cooper

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 19, 2016
Ronald Arthur Cooper, 85, of Kailua, a retired radio and television personality with radio station KCCN, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Sydney. He is survived by sons Gary and Michael; daughters Vicki and Kathe Cooper, Michelle Nasca and Jennifer Lopez; brother Colin; sister Beverly Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. July 2 at First Prebyterian Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11 a.m. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Lin Tung Chun

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 14, 2016
Lin Tung Chun, 97, of Kailua, a pediatrician and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Anneliese, their children and numerous family members. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. July 2 at Kailua United Methodist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Rotary Club of Windward Oahu. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Oliver Hannibal Bettencourt Jr.

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

June 12, 2016
Oliver Hannibal “Ollie” Bettencourt Jr., 69, of Kailua, a radioman second class for the Navy, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maude; son Aaron; daughters Charmaine Vincent, Cammy-Lynne Akiona and Sarah Ferreira; brothers Neil and Mark; sister Wendy Dixon; and eight grandchildren. Private services. Email bettencourtohana@gmail.com for information. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Angelito Cortez Aquino

Posted On June 30th, 2016 -

May 26, 2016
Angelito Cortez Aquino, 63, of Kapolei died in Las Vegas. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elma, sons Andrew and Matthew, daughter Jennifer, mother Estrella C. Ola, brothers Edgar and Ben, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. July 9 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Kalihi. Mass: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Tracy Lorraine Zaugg

Posted On June 29th, 2016 -

June 24, 2016
Tracy Lorraine Zaugg, 65, of Ocean View, Hawaii, an artist, died. She was born in San Antonio. She is survived by son Shane Kerr, brothers Tracy and Craig Mathewson, former husband Alan and two grandchildren. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Helen T. Watanuki

Posted On June 29th, 2016 -

May 29, 2016
Helen T. Watanuki, 77, of Pearl City, a Department of Education retiree, died. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Satoshi “Alfred,” son Mark and sister Ruth Antonizio. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 2 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gisele A. Vinet

Posted On June 29th, 2016 -

June 26, 2016
Gisele A. Vinet, 96, of Kailua died in Kailua. She was born in Maine. She is survived by son Christopher; daughters Madeleine Vinet Hogan, Jocelyn Anne Herbison, Lisette Blumhardt, Monique Vinet Imbert, Michele Vinet Hake and Cybele Pauline Harris; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ronald Tracy Spinney Jr.

Posted On June 29th, 2016 -

June 1, 2016
Ronald Tracy Spinney Jr., 82, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education principal and a Navy veteran, died in a foster care home. He was born in Providence, R.I. He is survived by wife Karen; sons Paul Kemp and Sean Arakaki; daughters Cynthia and Sandra Spinney, Tracey Kauahi, Sheri Dawn Reyes and Joy Green; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

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Alice Chiyoko Sanpei

Posted On June 29th, 2016 -

May 19, 2016
Alice Chiyoko Sanpei, 102, of Mililani, retired co-proprietor of Sanpei Auto Service, died in Pearl City. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Charles, Francis and Edward; daughters Ellen Wakabayashi and Shirley Fujimoto; brothers Thomas and Gilbert “Dyke” Anzai; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Lucrecia C. Salcedo

Posted On June 29th, 2016 -

May 22, 2016
Lucrecia C. “Idad” Salcedo, 93, of Honolulu died in Aiea. She was born in Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by husband Gavino; sons Dominador and Benjamin; daughters Gardenia Baoit, Virginia Pascual and Flora Valdez; 22 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 2 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Fred Seiji Saiki

Posted On June 29th, 2016 -

June 16, 2016
Fred Seiji Saiki, 86, of Aiea, a retired City and County of Honolulu planner and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sandra, son Wallace, daughters Lyn Matsuda and Cynthia Imamura, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. June 29 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. July 1 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Bernadine Ramento

Posted On June 29th, 2016 -

June 5, 2016
Bernadine “Auntie Bernie” Ramento, 70, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Jimmy and sisters Sarah T. Delos Reyes, June K. Galzote and Mozel Monderen. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 1 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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