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Initaria Utuutuvanu

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April 27, 2016
Initaria “Kelia” Utuutuvanu, 61, of Honolulu, a Lee’s Roofing journeyman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Amanave, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Dorphy M.; sons Lawfin L. and Kimo O.; mother Aimeamiti Tanoai; brothers Paulo Utuutuvanu and George, Tautua, Donald and Dean Tanoai; sisters Arlene Soakai, Rose Ale, Selesitina Tanoai-Maka and Dale Tanoai; seven grand-children; and four great-grand-children. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake Center, back chapel, 55-630 Naniloa Loop. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Stephanie Suzanne Shimizu

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May 2, 2016
Stephanie Suzanne Shimizu, 55, of Waimea, Hawaii, an educational assistant and tutor at Waikoloa Elementary School, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Nashville, Tenn. She is survived by husband Mark and sister Melissa Ward. Celebration of life: Noon-5 p.m. May 9 at her home, 64-5183 Kalake St. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Melinda Mae Santos

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April 4, 2016
Melinda Mae Santos, 54, of Honolulu, a Farrington High school administrative assistant, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stacey K., son Terrence Gardner, daughter Tasha Gardner, mother Ann Fong and sister Cynthia Madera. Private services. Condolences: oahu mortuary.com.

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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. No flowers. No monetary donations. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Thanh Thi Nguyen

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May 1, 2016
Thanh Thi Nguyen, 92, of Honolulu, a Buddhist nun, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Ben Tre, Vietnam. She is survived by sons Luong and Benjamin Dai, Thomas and Ken Sum, and Kevin Thongsinthusak; daughters Diana, Wendy and Lola Sum, and Lani Le; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 6 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Carl Tetsuo Nakayama

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April 19, 2016
Carl Tetsuo “Phil” Nakayama, 74, of Honolulu, a hairstylist, died in Avalon Care Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Kenneth and sister Frances Kojima. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published April 30.

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Angelina Resmundo Nacion

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April 17, 2016
Angelina Resmundo Nacion, 89, of Wailuku died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Antonio Nacion and Meliton Canete; daughters Victoria Rosit, Lucy Madula, Daisy Nacion, Crisanta Manipos and Nelia Carter; numerous brothers and sisters; 30 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 9 at St. Anthony Church, Kalihi. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Kalameli Tagataese Maugaotega

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April 26, 2016
Kalameli Tagataese “Sita” Maugaotega, 55, of Waianae died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Apia, Samoa. She is survived by husband Tagataese; sons Thomas, Valentino and Akukusotino; daughter Falanika Joseph; mother Leuta Laumatia; brothers Lafaele, Laumatia F., Lui, Sefo M.I. and Tovio Laumatia; sisters Meleseke Nightingale, Lusia Leofili, Usitina and Lomaga Laumatia, Ana Ah Ching, Lagi Palasi and Sisifo Masi; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 10 at St. Joseph Church, Waipahu. Mass at noon. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: leewardfuneral home.com.

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Ken Satoru Imai

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April 28, 201
Ken Satoru Imai, 55, of Hilo, a Greenpoint Nursery employee and former owner of Lifting Services of Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kristopher; daughters Kori and Kimara; hanai son Oyabun; mother Vivian A.; and brothers Keith, Kelly and Kirk. Visitation: 3 p.m. May 9 at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Robert Harvey Ho

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April 18, 2016
Robert Harvey Ho, 66, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Shane Morioka and Shawn Ho, and brothers Malcom and Xavier Hoo. Visitation: 3 p.m. May 10 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Family program: 4:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 1 p.m. May 12 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Taehong Ha

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April 30, 2016
Taehong Ha, 83, of Honolulu, a Korean Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Hyangyong, sons Andrew and Zachary, daughter Kastity and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 6 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Sunday best attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwick oahu.com.

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Stuart Augustus Gresham

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April 11, 2016
Stuart Augustus Gresham, 79, of Waianae, a retired Navy senior chief sonar technician, died in Hawaii. He was born in Richmond, Va. He is survived by son Stuart A.; daughter Tisha A. Gresham-McElroy; brothers Kevin and John; sisters Sandra Jordan-Gresham, and Tanya and Mary Gresham; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. May 10 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Gloria Arlette Canha

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April 16, 2016
Gloria Arlette “Sista” Canha, 84, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Social Services supervisor, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Byron, daughter Aldine Brown, hanai daughter Melani Noble, brother John Rodrigues Jr., a hanai grandchild and a hanai great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 10 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Conzolacion Cabanlit and William Cabanlit Sr.

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March 31, 2016, and March 30, 2016
Conzolacion “Connie” Cabanlit, 85, and husband William “Willy” Cabanlit Sr., 97, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was a retiree from Long Drugs in Pearl City and was born in Aiea. He was a retiree from Naval Public Works Center and Naval Supply Center in Pearl Harbor, and was born in Waipahu. They are survived by sons William “Bill” Jr. and Jeffrey, daughter “Loke” Rose, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Artimeo Calizo and sister Sarah Pace. He is also survived by brother Narciso Lloren and sister Rosalia Harris. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 9 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 10 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Edward Trudell Borges

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April 30, 2016
Edward Trudell “Kauka” Borges, 72, of Honolulu, a truck driver and Hawaiian musician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Alameda, Calif. He is survived by daughters Tammie Lou, Tina Louise and Tracy Kawaiola; brother Michael; sisters Sharon Torres and Judy Wilks; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. May 10 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Donations suggested to Meals on Wheels. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Manuel Mercado Belles

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April 21, 2016

Manuel Mercado Belles, 84, of Ohio, a Marine Corps veteran, 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, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Marie Amado

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April 14, 2016
Marie Amado, 80, of Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. She was born in Ewa Beach. She is survived by sons Ken, Dave and Bill; daughters Beverly and Loddie; brothers Magno and Benny; sisters Gloria, Gergie and Barbara; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Las Vegas.

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Eva Correa Ahlo

Posted On May 5th, 2016 -

April 21, 2016
Eva Correa Ahlo, 89, of Orange County, Calif., a retired elementary school teacher in Hawaii, died in Orange, Calif. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Hamilton Jr. and Ainsley, daughter Leila Hoopii, brother Theodore Correa, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ramona Vaiata Peili Pulusian

Posted On May 4th, 2016 -

April 4, 2016
Ramona Vaiata Peili Pulusian, 65, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. She is survived by son David Foumai; daughters Vaiata, Maylila and Alyssa Pulu; brothers Edgar and Edmund Pulu, and Malala McMoore; sister Ruby P. Popoali’i; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 7 at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Mass at noon. Burial: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Janet H. Okazaki

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April 11, 2016
Janet H. Okazaki, 98, of Waialua died in Wahiawa. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by son Richard, daughter Eileen Hirota, brother David Segawa, sisters Harriet Kawaakoa and Alice Saiki, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 7 at Liliuokalani Protestant Church, 66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mitchell Nacua

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April 24, 2016
Mitchelll Nacua, 66, of Kekaha, Kauai, a cook, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sisters Roselina Molique, Bernadette “Bernie” Nunes and Jolene Valente-Witt. Visitation and services: 10 a.m. May 6 at at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion.

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Rose Kam Ing Moorefield

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April 15, 2016
Rose Kam Ing Moorefield, 96, of Hauula died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Charles and Edward Hee, and sisters Emma Law and Bernice Yee. Private services.

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Teddy Maltezo Martinez

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April 8, 2016
Teddy Maltezo Martinez, 60, of Pahala, Hawaii, a Maui Hotel dishwasher, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Lubnac Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by father Federico A. “Vicente,” brothers Vicente M. Jr. and Danilo M., sisters Iluminda M. Domingo and Amalia M. Martinez, and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. May 7 at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahala Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Olimpia Maltezo Martinez

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April 13, 2016
Olimpia Maltezo Martinez, 87, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired Kau Agribusines Co. factory worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Jones, Isabela, Phillippines. She is survived by husband Federico A. “Vicente,” sons Vicente M. Jr. and Danilo M., daughters Iluminda M. Domingo and Amalia M. Martinez, brother Antonio Maltezo, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. May 7 at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahala Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Bri Wilson Manuwai

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March 24, 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. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Henrietta Leilani Mahi

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April 17, 2016
Henrietta Leilani Mahi, 80, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu She is survived by husband Jacob, sons Jacob K. and Joseph K., mother Harriet Cavaco and brother Philip Cavaco. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 7 at St. John the Baptist Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. May 9 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Miguel M. Lagunte

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April 3, 2016
Miguel M. “Berto” Lagunte, 91, of Mililani died in Mililani. He was born in Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by son Albert; daughters Dora Garcia and Naty De Pietropaolo; brothers Francisco and Arneldo; sisters Rebecca, Inocencio and Dominga; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Scot Hitoshi Hamaguchi

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April 16, 2016
Scot Hitoshi Hamaguchi, 60, of Kaneohe died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Yoshiko and sisters Gwen Fujimoto, Lori Iwata and Patti Hamaguchi. Visitation: 4 p.m. May 9 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Buddhist services: 5 p.m. No flowers. No monetary donations. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Donald W. Dietz Sr.

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April 28, 2016
Donald W. Dietz Sr., 94, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Airlines pilot and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pocatella, Idaho. He is survived by son Donald Jr.; daughters Lynn Baugher, Dawn Wally, Chris Slye and Suzy Pomazon; brother Howard Jr.; sister Priscilla Hall; five grandchildren; and a greatgrandchild. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. May 5 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services at noon. Updated information for an obituary published Monday.

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Harriann E. Carvalho

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April 28, 2016
Harriann E. “Annie” Carvalho, 50, of Kauai died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Harrison Rita, brothers Irvharc D. and Rodglas G., and sisters Delsa S. and Georgiann. Celebration of life and potluck: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7 at Anahola Beach Park. Donations suggested to Kauai Food Bank.

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