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Linda Ann Kido

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

April 19, 2012
Linda Ann Kido, 63, of Honolulu, an Advertising Specialists administrator, died in Hospice Kailua. She was born in Everett, Mass. She is survived by sons Ryan and Sean; brothers Larry, Robert and Stephen Moore; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. No monetary offerings.

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Ruth K. Kang

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

March 11, 2012
Ruth K. Kang, 88, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education school cafeteria cook at Moanalua Elementary School, died in Honolulu. She was born in Leilehua. She is survived by sons Alan H.I. and Felix A., daughter Rebecca R., sister Violet Moore and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Tsutomu Kaneshiro

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

April 2, 2012
Richard Tsutomu Kaneshiro, 76, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane C. and sons Ryan, Eric and Miles. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Calvin Itsumi Kadooka

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

April 4, 2012
Calvin Itsumi Kadooka, 61, of Kona and Hilo, a Coca-Cola Bottling Co. technician and former Hawaii Air National Guard member, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Myong Ching; son Darrell; mother Toyoko; sisters Carol Lahoski, Pauline McAlhany and Pearl Hoertkorn; and a grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kona Stake Center, 75-230 Kalani St. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Yutaka Yuzen Imamura

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

April 1, 2012
Yutaka Yuzen Imamura, 77, of Wailuku, a retired Buddhist minister at Wailuku Jodo Mission, died in Wailuku. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brothers Akira and Hiroshi. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Wailuku Jodo Mission. Services: 4 p.m.

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Bonnie Lynn Horeses

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

April 13, 2012
Bonnie Lynn Horeses, 64, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Starlena Ancheta, brother Steve Regan, sisters Erma Low and Stacey Tapia, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Waipahu Community Christian Church. Services: 6 p.m.

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Allan Patrick Hardy

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

April 16, 2012
Allan Patrick Hardy, 69, of Wailuku, a retiree from Hawaiian Bitumuls Paving and Precast Inc., died. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by wife Ying Ji, daughter Kymberly Gressard and sister Sandy Gardner. Private services. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com or P.O. Box 6406, Kamuela, HI 96743.

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Alethea Fernandes

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

April 12, 2012
Alethea Fernandes, 76, of Lihue, a retired special-education teacher, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Chris and Don, daughters Julie Chong and Penny Fernandes, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa. Services: 10 a.m.

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Taisea Laumea Donley

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

March 28, 2012
Taisea Laumea Donley, 49, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Robert M. Jr.; son Robert; daughters Lilyan and Kuinita Donley and Precious Ve’e-Ugaitafa; brothers Tuituimatagi Aso, Laumea Laumea Jr., Ioramo L. and Andy Alesana L. Ve’e; and sisters Me Laumea Paulo, Kuinita Laumea Ve’e-Ugaitafa and Ainoama Laumea Ve’e and Fonoa Tuiofea. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii First Samoan Assembly of God Church, Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m.

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Realonda Pagdilao Diaz

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

March 30, 2012
Realonda Pagdilao “Yaling” Diaz, 83, of Ewa Beach, a former secretary for Ewa Plantation Co. and a retired receptionist with the Kaiser Punawai Clinic, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Emilio B., son Norbert M., daughter Myrna-Lyn D. Abang and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional services: 8 a.m. Friday at Ewa Community Church, 91-1258 Renton Road, Ewa Beach. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Eugene Dekarske

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

March 28, 2012
Eugene “Gene” Dekarske, 92, of Ewa Beach died in Wahiawa. He was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by nephews and nieces. Private services.

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Esteban Dabis Sr.

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

March 27, 2012
Esteban “Sonny” Dabis Sr., 69, of Waianae, a retired mechanic for Theo H. Davies, died in Waianae. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Vivian, sons Esteban Jr. and Gregory, daughter Stephanie Martin, brother Pascual, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jean Hatsuko Chatani

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

March 23, 2012
Jean Hatsuko Chatani, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii telephone operator, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George, daughter Cynthia F. Flynn, brothers Norman and Warren Naito, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services. 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Paul Lurbin Caplener Jr.

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

April 18, 2012
Paul Lurbin Caplener Jr., 48, of Hilo, a coach for the Wanderers and Orioles baseball teams and Hilo High School girls softball team, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Corianne, sons Paul L. III and Micah, daughter Chelsea, mother Patricia and sisters Sharon Caplener and Paulette McNerney. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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John N. Buentipo

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

April 7, 2012
John N. “Joey” Buentipo, 17, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Keaau High School student, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Geronimo Jr. and Erlinda, sisters Glenda and Melody, and grandparents Geronimo Buentipo Sr., and Domingo and Aresnia Nicolas. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. All-night vigil after 9 p.m. at the family residence in Keaau. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

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Marina Peleseuma Tomas Blanchard

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

April 8, 2012
Marina Peleseuma Tomas Blanchard, 50, of Las Vegas, a resident manager, died in Desert Springs, Nev. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jesse Boy Santiago Tomas; mother Litia Aneki Vea; brothers Tony, Peter and David; sisters Anita, Michelle, Joy, Tino, Tina, Lisa and Sela; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Kanao Asaoka

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

April 6, 2012
Kanao Asaoka, 88, of Lihue, a counselor with the state Office of Veterans Services, died. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son Mark; daughters Trudy Merchant, Iris Faria and Ardis Ueki; sister Mitsuko Niwa; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Iluminada Ballesteros Artienda

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

April 2, 2012
Iluminada Ballesteros Artienda, 63, of Honolulu, a Sheraton Waikiki Hotel housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Ronald B., daughter Ronalyn A. Barut, brother Bill Ballesteros, sister Ofelia Balicao and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Danny Valmoja Alayvilla

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

April 6, 2012
Danny Valmoja Alayvilla, 49, of Lihue, a retired County of Kauai employee and owner of Danny’s Concrete Pumping & Bobcat Service, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He is survived by daughter Danielle; son Micah; parents Ernesto and Veronica; brothers Alfonso and Eddie; sisters Regina Alayvilla-Schenck, Fely Akama and Mila Alayvilla; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to be held at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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Anita Moana Kahalekai Akuna

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

April 5, 2012
Anita Moana Kahalekai Akuna, 84, of Wailuku, a Sheraton Maui Hotel housekeeping department retiree, died in Hale Makua in Kahului. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by son Leslie Kahalekai, daughters Sandra Akina and Candance Legsay, seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Waihee Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Leandra Duldulao Agcaoili

Posted On April 23rd, 2012 -

March 22, 2012
Leandra Duldulao Agcaoili, 93, of Waialua died in Waialua. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rogelio, Benjamin, Elpidio, Loreto and Toribio; daughters Pacita Marcos and Gloria Agoto; brother Eusebio Duldulao; 24 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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George Torres Willyz

Posted On April 22nd, 2012 -

March 31, 2012
George Torres Willyz, 90, of Honolulu, a construction worker and a Merchant Marine veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by sons William Jameson, and Samuel, Solomon and Christopher Kaleiopu; daughters Lolani Kekipi, Marian Cambra, Marlene Armijos and Georgiana Makue; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Robert Tam Ho

Posted On April 22nd, 2012 -

April 16, 2012
Robert “Bully” Tam Ho, 84, of Kahului, a welder at Kahului Railroad Co. (Kahului Trucking & Storage) and retired warehouse man at Bulk Sugar Plant, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Dorothy, sons Robert “Butch” Jr. and Edwin “Bally,” brother Lawrence, sister Edna Kong, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Natsuko Takayama

Posted On April 22nd, 2012 -

April 15, 2012
Natsuko Takayama, 84, of Wailuku, an employee for Von Hamm Young and International Savings and Loan, died in Wailuku. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Ronald; brothers Robert and Tatsuo; sisters Haruko Uchimura, Yoneko Hashimoto, Sadako Nakao and Yoshie Suehiro; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m.

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John Taboniar

Posted On April 22nd, 2012 -

April 3, 2012
John Taboniar, 74, of Hilo, a retired meteorological technician for the National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Violet A.; sons Michael A., David A. and Matthew J.; daughter Jonnie A. Reynolds; brothers Benny Callejo and Joseph Taboniar; sisters Ruby Rivera, Betsy Shinagawa, Joanna Castillo, Julie Patricio and Salina Sonoda; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 43 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Eulogy: 9:45 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. May 12 at St. Theresa Church, 8343 Kaumualii Highway, Kekaha, Kauai. Eulogy: 10:45 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Bernice Tatsuko Sunada

Posted On April 22nd, 2012 -

April 19, 2012
Bernice Tatsuko Sunada, 72, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Department of Defense investigative service investigator, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Matthew H., sons Mark and Guy, daughter Roxanne Fujieki, sister Lenora Okinaka and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Davida Serdenia

Posted On April 22nd, 2012 -

March 25, 2012
Davida “Vida” Serdenia, 40, of Makakilo, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Eulogio S.; daughters Kallyn and Klowie; mother Laura Bargas; brothers Leroy and Juanito Rasay, and Melvin Kakazu; and sisters LeeAnn Verano and Josaphine Rasay. Services: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Jude Church, Makakilo. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published March 30.

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Tom Wayne Sellers

Posted On April 22nd, 2012 -

March 20, 2012
Tom Wayne Sellers, 58, of Waianae, a car detailer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Nanakuli. He is survived by wife Larrette; sons Tommy Boy, Jonathan and Joseph Sellers, and Brian Gasper; daughters Betty Jo and Christy Sellers, Sarai Garrett, Mahina Akana and Masina Kila; brothers Bobby Sellers and Samuel Luka; sisters Joelene Camcho, April Jury, Raylene Sellers and Marvielena Holt; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, Nanakuli. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Frances Pagaduan

Posted On April 22nd, 2012 -

April 9, 2012
Frances “Ikona” Pagaduan, 59, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Daniel “Danny” Sr.; sons Harold L. Cambra and Devin Pagaduan; daughter Darcie; stepson Daniel “Danny-Boy” Jr.; stepdaughter Desire Lopes; parents Charles and Mary Estrella; brothers Walter “Junior” Jr., Matthew Sr. and Joseph “Bonnie” Kan Hai; sisters Elizabeth “Kini” Wong and Theresa “Doll” Kan Hai; four grandchildren; and seven stepgrandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Dorothy Eslit Naparan

Posted On April 22nd, 2012 -

March 31, 2012
Dorothy Eslit Naparan, 65, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Duane Naparan and Fred Naran; daughters Raylynn Vistante, Donna Savage, Doreen Kindle and Barbara Nagma; brothers Randy and Radford Kaai; sisters Lorraine Kaai and Brenda Boyd; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at New Hope Leeward, Waipahu. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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