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Derek Harry Kamoalii Vesper

Posted On April 7th, 2016 -

March 24, 2016
Derek Harry Kamoalii Vesper, 51, of Honolulu, a bus driver, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Faith Dee, stepson Austin, father Daniel Jr., mother Lucille M.M., brothers Daniel III and Leslie Scott “Sammy,” and sister Robin Nagasako. Visitation: 10 a.m. April 12 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Tranquilino Vallar Visoria

Posted On April 7th, 2016 -

March 24, 2016
Tranquilino Vallar “Frank” Visoria, 86, of Ewa Beach, a Mutual Welding retiree and an Army veteran, died in Ewa. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Frank Jr., Jeff and Alvin; daughter Donna Mason; brothers Ruperto and Roman; sisters Amtaro and Melagrosa Cascillo; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. April 10 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Randy Roberts

Posted On April 6th, 2016 -

January 2016
Randy Roberts, 60, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a co-founder of the former Blue Dolphin Restaurant & Music in Kawaihae, Hawaii, died. He was born in Norman, Okla. He is survived by son Jeremy “Dolphin”; former wife Leona N.; brothers Neil, Allen and Ken; and sisters Diane Brindley and Vicki Herman. Gathering: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9 at Holoholokai Park. For information, call 882-7680.

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Dennis Lloyd Watkins

Posted On April 6th, 2016 -

March 30, 2016
Dr. Dennis Lloyd Watkins, 62, of Kailua, a medical doctor, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Glendale, Calif. He is survived by wife Elaine M.; daughters Shannon and Michelle Watkins, Krystal Chiatello and Renee Martin; brother Charles; sisters Michelle Beach and Nancy Robison; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. April 10 at Kailua Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 3 p.m. Paddle-out: 5 p.m. at Castles Surf Break, Kailua Bay. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Cecilia F. Atuaia

Posted On April 6th, 2016 -

March 22, 2016
Cecilia F. Atuaia, 39, of Ewa Beach, a James Campbell High School teacher, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Fatu; sons Alaiasu, Taumafai and Saimasina Siufanua, and Enos Atuaia; daughters Alamoni Siufanua, and Faith and Sariah Atuaia; parents Poyer and Lusia Power, and Emelio and Leata Solia; brothers Vaigalu, Bryan, Henry and Alexander Poyer; and sisters Tracey Lutali, Nella Hunt, Leata Schimer, and Tamasailau and Dalia Solia. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. April 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 44 Leilehua Road, Wahiawa. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Paul Lanikai Auna Jr.

Posted On April 6th, 2016 -

March 12, 2016
Paul Lanikai Auna Jr., 54, of Maunaloa, Molokai, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father George K. Ai Sr.; brothers Paul K. Auna, George K. Jr. and Keith L. Ai, and William Viernes; and sisters Paulette K. Enesi, Paula K. Cuesta, Blossom M. Adric, Sherry P. Ramos and Darlene L. Ailopez. Celebration of life: noon-4 p.m. April 9 at Paula Cuesta’s home. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. April 16 at Papohaku Beach Park, Molokai. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Assumption Celebrado Estencion

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March 6, 2016
Assumption Celebrado Estencion, also known as “Sue” and “Susie,” 90, of Ewa Beach, a retired Camp Smith mail office clerk, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Benjamin “Ben,” son Howard, daughter Shirley Propios, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. April 8 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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Ty Bruce Heston

Posted On April 6th, 2016 -

March 31, 2016
Ty Bruce Heston, 55, of Kaneohe, a proprietor, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by wife Roxann and son Tyler. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. April 9 at Daybreak Church, 1230 Kailua Road. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Toribio Garcia Ibarra

Posted On April 6th, 2016 -

March 5, 2016
Toribio Garcia Ibarra, 91, of Pahoa, Hawaii, an Army veteran who served in World War II, a retired insurance agent at Prudential Life Insurance and a mayor in Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, died in Hilo. He was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte. He is survived by sons Alexander and Marcos, daughters Merlinda Sildora and Elvira Sadorra, brother Samuel Ballon, sister Alejandra Silapan, 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. April 10 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:15 a.m. April 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Odang Jahja

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April 3, 2016
Odang Jahja, 80, of Makawao, Maui, a pharmacy store owner in Jakarta, Indonesia, and owner of a taxi service on Maui, died in Kula Hospital. He was born in Indonesia. He is survived by wife Nelly S.; sons Lanny Billings and Iwan, Luke and Matthew Jahja; daughter Diana Dahilig; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. April 7 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. No flowers. Condolences: ballard familymortuaries.com.

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Wallace Tsun Ung Leong

Posted On April 6th, 2016 -

March 28, 2016
Wallace Tsun Ung Leong, 93, of Honolulu, an Army veteran who served in World War II, a former jeweler with Leong Boo Credit Jewelers and retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard metrologist, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cynthia Faye; son Eric W.S.; daughters Aletha Coleman, April F. and Angele’ J. Leong, and Juliane Inouye; brothers Roderick T.K. and Clement T.K.; sisters Margaret W.H. Lau and Caroline W.J. Young; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Henry Chien Yi Liu

Posted On April 6th, 2016 -

March 28, 2016
Henry Chien Yi Liu, 87, of Honolulu, a dispatcher, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Taiwan. He is survived by wife Pao Si Kao, sons James and Shih Pin, daughter Sharon Afuso, brothers Chien Xin and Chien Ren, sister Tsu Mei Tsai and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. April 9 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Winona Kuualoha Nihoa

Posted On April 6th, 2016 -

March 24, 2016
Winona Kuualoha Nihoa, 74, of Waianae died in Ewa. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Roy, Solomon Jr., Kimo, Kawika, Moki, Ali’iloa and Eleu; daughter Jesse; sister Lynette Cruz; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. April 9 at Nanakuli Beach Park, 89-269 Farrington Highway.

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Gerald Parker Jr.

Posted On April 6th, 2016 -

March 13, 2016
Gerald Parker Jr., 65, of Waimanalo, a Hydro Air Pacific delivery driver, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Memphis, Tenn. He is survived by son Gerald III, daughter Christel Guerrero, mother Daphne C., brother Glenn, sister Diane Holbron and three grandchildren. Services held. Condolences: oahumortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Friday.

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Joanie Leeann Aoki

Posted On April 5th, 2016 -

March 21, 2016
Joanie Leeann Aoki, 31, of Aiea, an employee at Wholesale Unlimited in Waipahu, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Darrell and stepmother Joann, mother Joy C. Tsutsumi-Joel and stepfather Robert Joel, brother Dane, sister Dawn Jacho, and grandparents Roy and Evelyn Aoki and Stanley and Dorothy Tsutsumi. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. April 8 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Thomas Takametsu Takamoto

Posted On April 5th, 2016 -

March 4, 2016
Thomas Takametsu Takamoto, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Airlines cargo worker and an Army vet-eran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Haina, Hawaii. He is survived by sister Nancy Asai. Private services.

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Frances Gutierres Bohol

Posted On April 5th, 2016 -

March 7, 2016
Frances Gutierres Bohol, 77, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lloyd Rodrigues and Albert Gomes, daughter Teresa Rodrigues, sister Margie Gutierres, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. April 7 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Verneda Estella Thomas

Posted On April 5th, 2016 -

March 30, 2016
Verneda Estella Thomas, 79, of Honolulu, a retired perfusionist, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She also was a volleyball player for the U.S. in the 1964 Olympics, a track and field athlete in the Pan- American Games in 1956 and an international volleyball referee and scorekeeper. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by sister Mary E. Love. Visitation: 5 p.m. April 8 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. No flowers.

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Ramesh Chandra

Posted On April 5th, 2016 -

March 28, 2016
Ramesh Chandra, 76, of Honolulu, a city structural engineer, died. He was born in India. He is survived by wife Maria, son Vivek Bansal, daughter Beatrix Bansal and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. April 8 at Maunalua Bay Beach Park, comfort station lawn, 6505 Kalanianaole Highway. Casual attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity. Condo- lences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Betty Joan Torres

Posted On April 5th, 2016 -

March 14, 2016
Betty Joan “Bea” Torres, 71, of Honolulu, a legal-document supervisor for Oahu Circuit Court, State of Hawaii, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Baptist “Baps” Jr., son Douglas, brothers George and Richard Ednie, sister Sandra Braham, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. April 9 at Church of Holy Nativity. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Leinelle Hauoli Ewe

Posted On April 5th, 2016 -

March 3, 2016
Leinelle Hauoli Ewe, 39, of Waialua, a logistics specialist, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by fiance Woon Joo Chong, sons Daniel and Nathan Chong, daughter Kaley-Rose Chong, father Leonard, mother Lokelani Gora, brother Keoki, sisters Leila Dalumpinis and Kristen Ewe, and stepbrother Byron Abad. Celebration of life: April 9 at Liliuokalani Church, Haleiwa. Visitation: 9 a.m. Services: 10 a.m. Casual or aloha attire. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Ines Bantolina Uson

Posted On April 5th, 2016 -

Feb. 27, 2016
Ines “Neneth” Bantolina Uson, 49, of Waipahu, a Century 21 All Islands employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Sonny P.; son Shanne; daughter Sunshine Tiotuico; mother Gertuliana Bantolina; brothers Domingo, Amador, Sunnie, Marc and Ernesto Bantolina; sisters Corazon Arce, Concepcion Rebula and Luzviminda Quintua; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. April 8 at Mililani Mortuary-Wai- pio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. April 9 at the chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Lemoto Fauhiva

Posted On April 5th, 2016 -

March 28, 2016
Lemoto Fauhiva, 62, of Kailua-Kona, a mason, died. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by son Toni; daughters Lani Fauhiva, Malia Hungalu, Fehoko Akaveka and Mitna Taumoefolau; brothers Sosefo, Soane, Atonio, Etuate and Falakiko; sisters Olivina Asaeli, Katalina Fifita, Langiake Vaiola Tuanaki and Kasaline Hokafonu; and 16 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 9 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Yaeno Yorimoto

Posted On April 5th, 2016 -

March 27, 2016
Yaeno “Diane” Yorimoto, 88, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born on Maui. She is survived by brother Norris. Private services.

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Donald Dwyer Fernandez

Posted On April 5th, 2016 -

March 14, 2016
Donald Dwyer Fernandez, 77, of Lanai City died in Lanai Hospital. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Bernard B.; daughters Tracie N. DeCoite, and Dawne U., Bernadette K. and Angela Fernandez; and nine grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. April 9 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Lanai. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Edward Alan Young

Posted On April 5th, 2016 -

March 24, 2016
Edward Alan Young, 62, of Wailuku, formerly of Oregon, owner of Ed’s Cement Works, died. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Eydis Rennan; sons Micah and Levi; daughters Andrea Y. Cunha, Bethany Dean and Cara Sparks; brother Jason; former wife Debi H.; and a grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. April 9 at Hope Chapel, Kihei. Condolences: ballard familymortuaries.com.

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Russell Takashi Higa

Posted On April 5th, 2016 -

Feb. 29, 2016
Russell Takashi Higa, 59, of Kaneohe, a retired Ameron mechanic, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Darryl and Randall. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Thomas J. Higgins Jr.

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March 14, 2016
Thomas J. Higgins Jr., 69, of Kahului, a Freeman Burns and Securitas security guard and a Delta Security retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Pauline T., sons Dominic Torrecer and Danny Higgins, daughter Jennifer Granera, brother Joey, sisters Carol Kaaloa and Janet Freitas, and six grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. April 7 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Lillian Villarin Ishikawa

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March 11, 2016
Lillian Villarin Ishikawa, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired nurse at The Queen’s Medical Center, died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Richard, daughters Candace Yee and Lisa Rapozo, sister Sarah Mendonca and five grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of gifts, donations suggested to American Institute of Cancer Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine or National Shrine of St. Jude.

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Harvey J. Jicha

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March 1, 2016
Harvey J. Jicha, 75, of Mililani, a retired federal civil service employee, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jonathan and James K.; daughter Stephanie Newton; brothers Glenn Jicha and Carl Ray and Daniel Cook; sisters Arlene Hicks, Gloria Jicha, Carlene Orillo and Linda Bergantinos; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. April 9 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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