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HITOYO H. MORI

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HITOYO H. MORI

February 1, 2012

Hitoyo Mori, 110, of Moraga, CA, a retired minister’s wife and teacher, passed away in Concord, CA. She was born in Hana, Maui on January 10, 1902. She and her husband, the late Rev. Tenran Mori founded the Palolo Hongwanji in Honolulu. She was preceded in death by her son, Raymond I. Mori. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Betsy Mori, four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Private services were held in Honolulu.

DWIGHT STONE IVES, JR.

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DWIGHT STONE IVES, JR.

Breaux Bridge – Mr. Dwight Stone Ives, Jr., 87, formerly of Pearland, Texas, and a resident of Breaux Bridge, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at St. Martin Hospital in Breaux Bridge, LA.

A Memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX.

Mr. Ives was a former Plant Manager of Hawaii Brewing Company (Primo Beer). He was also a former member of Oahu Country Club and the Rotary Club of Honolulu.

Mr. Ives was born in Port Jefferson, New York, on May 20, 1924. He was a veteran of World War II, having honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was an avid golfer and welcomed the opportunity to play a round anytime he could.

He survived by his loving wife, Marian Bauer Ives of Breaux Bridge, LA; two sons, Craig Ives and his wife, Beth Skinner, of Breaux Bridge, LA and Bryan Ives and his wife, Barbara Graef Ives of Sugar Land, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dwight Stone Ives, III; and his parents, Dwight Stone Ives, Sr. and Irene Lynam Ives.

Pellerin Funeral Home, (337.332.2111), is in charge of arrangements.

To view on-line obituary and sign guestbook, go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com

ESTEBAN BIBILONE

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ESTEBAN MABUTIN “STEVE” BIBILONE
Age 92, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away April 7, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born December 2, 1919 in Mountain View, Hawaii. Retired US Army & Hawaii National Guard and former Golden Glove champion, also a member of Old Timers Boxing Club of Hawaii.

He is survived by son, Benedict Bibilone; daughters, Stephanie (Todd) Miyahara, Rena (Thomas) Ferreira, Sandie (Dan) Pagay, Sherlyn (Jason) Francisco; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; brothers, Tashio Bibilone, Pablo Bibilone, Richard Bibilone.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

ROBERT “BOBBY” MILLIORA

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ROBERT “BOBBY” MILLIORA

Age 83, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away April 16, 2012 in Waianae. Born October 25, 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Robert retired from EE Black Construction Company.

He is survived by wife, Ruth L. Milliora; sons, Manuel (Lisa) Milliora, Steve (Violet) Castro, Henry “Sparky” (Dannette) Milliora Silva, Levy Stanley; daughters, Elizabeth L. (Henry) Villacruzes, Ethel (Rick) Gomes, Jonalinn P. Silva, Ruthie L. (Bill) Montefalcon; 24 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

Visitation 8:00 a.m. Wednesday (May 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Dale W. V. Francisco

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DALE W. V. FRANCISCO
October 1, 1943 –
April 19, 2012

Humble, polite, dependable – these words describe the man born and raised in Hanapepe, Kauai. A 1961 Waimea High graduate, Dale enlisted with the U.S. Army and went on to study Engineering at Northrop Institute of Technology. Dale worked for both Westinghouse and Siemens, retiring after 38 years. In January, he began working for UH. Dale leaves his legacy to be carried on by his wife Karen, daughter Michelle (Morihara), son David,
daughter-in-law Lori, grand-daughter Kelsey (Morihara), grandson Dillon, mother La Paz, sister Erlinda (Hazelrigg), brothers Van and Darrell, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, church family, friends & coworkers. Celebration Services will be held on Tues, May 22 at Mililani Memorial Park Makai (9:30 Viewing, 10:30 Service,11:30 Lunch & 1:30 Burial). On behalf of Dale’s family, thank you for the prayers and support as Dale continues his mission with our lord, Jesus Christ.

Nellie Natsue Yeda

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May 4, 2012
Nellie Natsue Yeda, 89, of Kailua, a retired Queen’s Medical Center medical records librarian, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Halaula, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Walter S.; son Neil S.; daughters Sharon S. Lau and Lynette M. Pimenta; brothers Zenkichi, Sanyu and Tetsuo Nakanishi; sisters Utako Miya-shiro, Sueko Young and Margaret Shinbashi; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grand- children. Visitation: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Maria Pranada Wright

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April 28, 2012
Maria Pranada Wright, 91, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Waianae. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Thomas Quintos; daughters Rosemarie Ventura and Evangeline Campbell; stepson George; stepdaughters Karen Kim, Billy Joe Lazear and Eleanor Lloyd; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Chuch, Waianae. Mass: 7 p.m. Casual attire.

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Leonard Tangalin

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April 17, 2012
Leonard Tangalin, 61, of Wailua, Kauai, a retired Kauai Island Tours bus driver, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by companion Karen; sons Keawe and Kamani Tangalin, and Adam Fennonbok; daughter Ohia; mother Herminia Lardizabal; brothers Fred and Leroy Tangalin, and Scott Lardizabal; sisters Yolanda Kurihara, Nena Johnson and Gloria Reed; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. May 26 at Wailua Beach.

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Lorraine Hisaye Sugihara

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April 6, 2012
Lorraine Hisaye Sugihara, 82, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Grant; daughters Sharon Nakamoto, Lynn Sugihara, Faith Sienkiewicz and Sandra Horita; sister Ethel Kunishige; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Daniel Rivera

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April 23, 2012
Daniel “Danny” Rivera, 80, of Kaneohe, Alii Roofing Co. proprietor/owner and owner of Little Ed’s Lounge in Kaneohe, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Doreen; sons Dennis, Edward J., Ricky and Cameron H.; daughters Salina and Donna L.; brother Joe; sister Margaret Mcanelly; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Joseph Kaumualii Rapozo Sr.

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May 16, 2012
Joseph Kaumualii “Big Joe” Rapozo Sr., 49, of Anahola, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sons Joseph Jr., Kevin and Kaumualii; daughters Rayana and Lilia; brothers Chad, Clete “Kalani” and Ryan “Kalei”; sister Janelle; mother Lorraine; grandparent Mary A. Napoleon; and seven grandchildren. Potluck gathering/visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at the family home, 4224 Anahola Road, Anahola. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church, Kapaa, Kauai. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Saint Catherine’s Cemetery. Aloha attire.

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Ruth Naomi Rabaino

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April 25, 2012
Ruth Naomi Rabaino, 80, of Honolulu, a Leahi Hospital housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Reginald and Emmanuel Jr.; daughters Linda Chang, and Terrie and Norma Rabaino; hanai daughters Luanna Hoopai, Java Kaaihue and Lori Kelekolio; brother Nicholas Ivan; sisters Margaret Yahiki, Leanora Cunningham, Lani Gasper, Carol Kelekolio, Koni and Mary Macapagal, and Sharon Kalua; 25 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences at hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Yoshiko Ashimine Oshiro

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May 5, 2012
Yoshiko Ashimine Oshiro, 96, of Honolulu, former proprietor of Bar-B’s Lunchwagon, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons James S. Akamine, and Ronald K. and Edwin H. Oshiro; daughter Flora T. Kaneshiro; brother Robert T. Ashimine; and sisters Jane K. Koki, Elsie K. Sumi and Jean S. Ashimine. Private services.

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Raymond Paul Moniz

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May 8, 2012
Raymond Paul Moniz, 67, of Waianae, a mechanic, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Raelynn Tauaese, Gaylynn Asuncion, Jocelynn Pulusila, Suelynn Taivasa and Gracelynn Tigilau; mother Violet Rodrigues; brother David; sister Barbara Allen; and 27 grandchildren. Private services.

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Dorothy Haruyo Miyashiro

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May 2, 2012
Dorothy Haruyo Miyashiro, 95, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Herbert and Thomas Yamashita, and Sanford Miyashiro; daughter Iris; brother Walter Izuo; sister Gladys Uyeda; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Shizuno Midomaru

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May 2, 2012
Shizuno “Sue” Midomaru, 99, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force secretary, died in Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Thomas T. Private services.

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Robert Donald Mendiola Sr.

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May 11, 2012
Robert Donald Mendiola Sr., 88, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired Honolulu Police Department lieutenant, Securitas security officer at Hilo Airport and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Annie; sons Eric, Damien, Clyde, David and Charles; daughters Judy Lane, Penny Tada and Debora Inciong; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Visitation: 8 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Yoshiko Matsukado

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May 2, 2012
Yoshiko Matsukado, 88, of Haleiwa, a retired Diner’s Drive Inn manager, died at home. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughter Trudy H. Goda, brothers Shiro and Hachiro Funayama, sister Betty Nakata, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Clarence Yo Henyo Mariano

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April 9, 2012
Clarence Yo Henyo Mariano, 76, of Pearl City, an Air Force veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Wai-pahu. He is survived by wife Erma K.; sons Clarence K., Francis K. and Matthew I.; brother Eugene; sisters Elaine Mariano, Rachel Janicki and Edith Wofford; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Jean F. Marchan

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May 6, 2012
Jean F. Marchan, 56, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in the Bronx, N.Y. She is survived by husband Richard Jr.; daughter Danielle Castanaga; mother Ethel Quinn; brothers Peter F., Robert D., Michael and Kenneth Quinn; sister Geraldine Kirchofer; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Joezaia Pilimon Luther

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May 9, 2012
Joezaia Pilimon Luther, infant son of Gleansner and Jaseleen of Honolulu, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Micronesia. He is also survived by brothers Jared K., Jabez K. and Jeremiah. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Richard K.W. Lee

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May 10, 2012
Richard K.W. Lee, 92, of Honolulu, a Navy veteran who worked in naval communications, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris H., daughters Patricia and Virginia Leong, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Church of Christ. Private burial. Aloha attire. No flowers. Refer to family for donations. Online condolences: www. borthwickoahu.com.

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Kap Joon Lee

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May 16, 2012
Kap Joon Lee, 72, of Honolulu, a business owner, died at home. He was born in Fukuoka, Japan. He is survived by wife Incha; sons Chae Chol, Chae Hun and Chae Ho; daughter Dr. June C.; brother Kap Soon; sisters Jung Soon and Imye; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m.

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Kauaheakeokauanomeha Jay Palapa Lactaoen

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May 6, 2012
Kauaheakeokauanomeha Jay Palapa Lactaoen, 19, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Merriman’s Restaurant back waiter, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by parents Jay and Kawehi, brother Kawika-Sheldon, sisters Naomi Clarke and Napualei Palapala, and grandparents Joseph Chang and Dora Lactaoen. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Kahilu Town Hall, Waimea. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire or Kihei attire (formal wear or aloha-type uniform worn by Kihei ohana).

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Thelma Tamara Hiram Kamae

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May 11, 2012
Thelma Tamara Hiram Kamae, 74, of Laie, a retired Laie Village Food Mart cashier and Hauula Elementary School kupuna, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Samuel, Elroy and Lesly Kamae, and Wayne K. Hiram; daughter Kanoe Mapuhi; sisters Katherine Kelekolio, LaVerne Pukahi and Donnette L. Kekauoha; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 26 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 1st Ward Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

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Walter Man Quen Ho

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March 22, 2012
Walter Man Quen Ho, 99, of Ewa Beach, a retired commodity trader, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nieces Harriet Pien, Frances Awa and Jennie Kimura. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Yolanda Recta Guerrero

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April 30, 2012
Yolanda Recta Guerrero, 60, of Waipahu, an Earl’s Painting and Wall Covering employee, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Gabu Sur, Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by husband Pio M. Jr.; son Joel; daughters Jaye Agbayani, Katrina Abes and Keri Guerrero; brothers Serafin, Froilan, Federico Jr. and Rey Recta; sisters Josephine dela Cruz and Evelyn Arimas; mother Esmenia Recta; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome.

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Frank Kawehikaia Gaison

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May 9, 2012
Frank Kawehikaia “Kaia” Gaison, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired foreman, electrician and high-voltage lineman with the Navy, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Priscilla; sons Frank Jr., Talino and Gordon; daughter Rosaline Marcum; brother Talino; sisters Esther Souza and Katherine Gaison; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Irene Akina Fernandez

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April 17, 2012
Irene Akina Fernandez, 74, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Benjamin C. Sr.; sons Benjamin C. Fernandez Jr. and Wayne Clarose; daughters Lynn and Jaclin; brothers Vale, Francis and Celestino “Kata” Maduli; sisters Lucia Abero and Nina Cablayan; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Warlita Bocoboc Dumlao

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April 19, 2012
Warlita Bocoboc Dumlao, 67, of Ewa Beach, a Princess Kaiulani Hotel retiree, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Panquitarlac, Philippines. She is survived by husband Doloroso; sons Edwin Talaro, and Harry J. and Jayross Dumlao; daughter Faye; brothers Leonardo and Soto Bocoboc; sisters Isabel Ramirez, Gloria Santos, Mercedes Ibuno and Lolita Gargasin; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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