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Lance Masao Yamashiro

Posted On May 3rd, 2016 -

April 15, 2016
Lance Masao Yamashiro, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electrician and a Coast Guard veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Doris H. and sister Loretta Tsutsui. Private services.

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Laurel Anne Cates

Posted On May 3rd, 2016 -

April 19, 2016
Laurel Anne Cates, 69, of Kailua, a retired Outrigger Hotels front desk clerk, died in Kailua. She was born in Northport, Maine. She is survived by son Frederick A. “Rick” Barton Jr.; sisters Michelle D. Christian, Carolyn Tibbets and Hulda Hodgon; and a grandchild. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Dorothy Kazuko Yoshida

Posted On May 3rd, 2016 -

March 27, 2016
Dorothy Kazuko Yoshida, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Liliha Health Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Mark M. and Keith K.; daughters Diane T. Teramoto, Gay T. Inouye and Alison T. Masutani; brother Benjamin T. Kodama; sisters Florence K. Kuroda and Grace K. Fukuda; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Cynthia Yoon Tai Jan Chang

Posted On May 3rd, 2016 -

April 16, 2016
Cynthia Yoon Tai Jan Chang, 79, of Irvine, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a medical receptionist, homemaker and Avon representative, died in Irvine. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughters Cheryl-Ann Lee, Claire Jan Chang and Celia C. Takahashi; brothers Albert Jr. and Alvin Jan; sisters Florence Ho, Octavia Young and Yvette Oishi; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 7 at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Memorial Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Condolences: diamondhead mortuary.net.

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Sylvia Carol Keohoaeaeokahakukaalani Young

Posted On May 3rd, 2016 -

April 14, 2016
Sylvia Carol Keohoaeaeokahakukaalani Young, 80, of Hilo, a retired elementary school teacher at Hilo Union School and former choir director of the St. Joseph Aloha Choir, died in Waimea, Hawaii. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gary, Stephen and Alan; daughters Laura and Jeannette Young; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 9 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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America Chun

Posted On May 3rd, 2016 -

April 26, 2016
America “Tiny” Chun, 83, of Kailua, a seamstress and sewing business owner, died in Kailua. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Sam G.Y. Jr., daughters Anna L. Lui and Stephanie Chun, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. May 10 at Valley of the Temples. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Annabelle Trebing Floyd

Posted On May 3rd, 2016 -

April 22, 2016
Annabelle Trebing Floyd, 92, of Volcano, Hawaii, formerly of Mahwah, N.J., a homemaker and a former New York Telephone Co. employee, died at home. She was born in Queens, N.Y. She is survived by sons Richard J., Paul W. and Marcus O’Neal Floyd; daughters Susan G. and Jan F. Adesso; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date. In lieu of lowers, donations suggested to First Presbyterian Church in Ramsey, N.J., or to Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kurtistown, Hawaii.

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Pedrita Fuego Genesiran

Posted On May 3rd, 2016 -

April 27, 2016
Pedrita Fuego Genesiran, 83, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Jimenez Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rodrigo and Julito Genesiran; daughters Valeria Gadot, Levie Gaspar, Jeany Genesiran and Shirley Genovia; 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation and all-night vigil: 6 p.m. May 11 at the family’s residence, 75-199-A Kalani St., Kailua-Kona. Additional visitation: 1 p.m. May 12 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass: 2:30 p.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Vernon Lawrence Hee

Posted On May 3rd, 2016 -

April 15, 2016
Vernon Lawrence Hee, 60, of Honolulu, a federal employee for Schofield Barracks Commissary, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laurie. Private services.

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Mona H. Okuhara

Posted On May 2nd, 2016 -

April 7, 2016
Mona H. Okuhara, 62, of Kailua died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Fred, brothers Roy and Paul, and sister Judy Burgess. Visitation: noon May 7 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Larry Lazada Toribio

Posted On May 2nd, 2016 -

April 19, 2016
Larry Lazada Toribio, 59, of Papaikou, Hawaii, an Army veteran and retired parts manager for Sunshine Helicopters on Hawaii island, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Rizal, Philippines. He is survived by stepmother Pauline. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 6 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Albert Villanueva

Posted On May 2nd, 2016 -

April 4, 2016
Albert Villanueva, 91, of Waianae, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Emmaline; sons Albert Jr., Primitivo, Alfred, Richard, Anthony and Jerry B.; daughters Mary E. Gasso and Rose M. Ramos; 28 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 5 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

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Carmelo Ambrocio

Posted On May 2nd, 2016 -

April 6, 2016
Carmelo “Milo” Ambrocio, 58, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Jerwayne and Jomell; daughter Julie Ann Berdoza; former wife Victoria; brothers Rudy, Ruben and Daryll; sisters Corazon Ambrocio and Teresita Laroza; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 5 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Donald W. Dietz Sr.

Posted On May 2nd, 2016 -

April 28, 2016
Donald W. Dietz Sr., 94, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Airlines pilot and Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pocatella, Idaho. He is survived by son Donald Dietz Jr.; daughters Lynn Baugher, Dawn Wally, Chris Slye and Suzy Pomazon; brother Howard Dietz Jr.; sister Priscilla Hall; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 5 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Mary Angelie DL. Fajardo-Haca

Posted On May 2nd, 2016 -

April 25, 2016
Mary Angelie DL. Fajardo-Haca, 39, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Valenzuela, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ronald Haca, mother Adelina Fajardo, brother Isaac Fajardo and sisters Maria R. Bernardo and Mary J. Pascual. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 6 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Shinayo Kakehi

Posted On May 2nd, 2016 -

March 5, 2016
Shinayo Kakehi, 102, of Wahiawa, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Karl S. and Gary; daughters Jane Takayama, Elsie Teranishi and Jean Ishimitsu; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Emilia Piilani Kipapa

Posted On May 2nd, 2016 -

April 2, 2016
Emilia Piilani “Tomboy” Kipapa, 70, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons James P.M. Kipapa Jr. and Jesse McMoore; daughter Kaleo Sivia; brother Manuel K. Fernandez; sisters Julia Hoe, Lillian Serrao, Hazel Basuel, Marion Ioane, Charlotte Silva and Noe Pule; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. May 7 at Maili Beach Park. Celebration of life: 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Loreta Domingo Lagmay

Posted On May 2nd, 2016 -

April 5, 2016
Loreta Domingo Lagmay, 77, of Ewa Beach, a retired Kaiser Permanente Moanalua ward clerk, died in Aiea. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Dominic, daughter Esther Ouchi, brothers Jose and Virgilio Domingo, sister Venica Domingo and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 4 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Joseph Kaua

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

March 28, 2016
Joseph Kaua, 71, of Hilo, a retired heavy equipment operator and pastor for the Pillar of the Church of the Living God, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mabel “Ilima”; sons Joey, Joray, Shane and John; daughters Elizabeth Ann Kaua-Sakamoto, Merle Liborio and Tammy Kaua-Toguchi; stepsons Guy and Delbert Ching Jr.; stepdaughter Cheryl Ann Ching; brother Arthur; sister Patricia Makekau; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 5 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Colleen Evelyn Starmer

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 23, 2016
Colleen Evelyn Starmer, 85, of Kihei, Maui, a retired state Department of Human Services employee, manager of 13 Wailea and Lahaina jewelry stores, a training director for San Bernardino and Riverside adult Girl Scouts, and Maui County Girl Scouts director, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Burbank, Calif. She is survived by son Greg, daughter Alison Hethcote, brother Floyd Bradley Venable, sisters Diane Major and Gail Venable Jones, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 6 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Shizuko Kawabe

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

March 27, 2016
Shizuko “Nellie” Kawabe, 94, of Haiku, Maui, a retail clerk at Ikeda’s, Ben Franklin Crafts and Craft’s Drugs, died at home. She was born in Haiku. She is survived by sons Brian Kawabe and Michael Pagan; daughters Sharon Lau Fujioka, Jill Kawabe, Rayna Van Sant and Christine Pagan; brother Yukio Tanaka; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Kenneth Susumu Tanizaki

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 12, 2016
Kenneth Susumu Tanizaki, 84, of Waipahu, American Renaissance Academy founder, an Air Force veteran and a retired Brasseler employee, died in Seattle. He was born in Marshland, Ore. He is survived by son Steve, daughters Marlene Beckman and Kelly Tanizaki, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 4 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Yoon Sook Kim

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 18, 2016
Yoon Sook Kim, 51, of Honolulu, a former Koha Oriental Foods employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by sons David and Daniel, parents Ray and Min Sun Scroggins, and brother Roy Sang Soo Bae. Private services.

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Fukuye Tokunaga

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 9, 2016
Fukuye “Edna” Tokunaga, 91, of Kahului died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Keahua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Motoshi, son Mark, daughters Carol Y. Arai and Teri-Lynn Tokunaga, brother Kenneth Sato, sisters Tomie Ikeda and Stella Kimura, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. In lieu of monetary offerings, donations suggested to Hospice Maui. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Leslie Sadao Akiyama

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 11, 2016
Leslie Sadao Akiyama, 64, of Honolulu, a retired plumber, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Larry and Kerry, and sisters Irene Baniaga and Janet Watanabe. Celebration of life: noon May 7 at Sandy Beach. Scattering of ashes: 4 p.m. Beach attire. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Karen Kitchener

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 4, 2016
Karen Kitchener, 72, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Kapolei, a psychology professor, died in Kapolei. She was born in Toledo, Ohio. She is survived by husband Richard; sons Brian and Greg; brother Rick Strohm; sisters Lynne Strohm, Debbie Graham and Judy Kitchener; and two grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Mabel Estrella Lolokuokalani Tom

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 3, 2016
Mabel Estrella Lolokuokalani Tom, 73, of Kaneohe, a retired nursery woman for H. Marugame Nursery, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harold, Adam and Kendall “Bully” Jr.; daughters Maria E. Sheridan, Angeline and Marlene Tom, and Roxanne Tom-Detol; hanai sons Deldon and Duane Staggs; hanai daughter Allison “Sissy” Kamaka; brothers Maxie “Del,” Joe and Eddie Navas; sisters Momi, Sheila, Gail, Ana and Wilma; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 4 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 5 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information given in an obituary April 29.

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Josephine Yolanda Hulihee Alapai

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 25, 2016
Josephine Yolanda Hulihee “Aunty J” Alapai, 86, of Milolii and Kailua-Kona, a retired King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel attendant and homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hianalole, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Robert, James, Joseph, Patrick, Hiram and Derrick; daughters Maile Goold, Cindy Kaulia, Cynthia Johnson, Nani Hoohuli and Seraphine Kaulia-Alapai Salazar; brother Kazuo Fukumitsu; 45 grandchildren; and 62 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. May 5 at the family residence, 74-5157 Puulokaa Place, Kailua-Kona. All-night vigil to follow. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. May 6 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona Stake Center. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Denny Wayne Ko

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

March 23, 2016
Denny Wayne Ko, 49, of Washington died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Mitchell and Riley Kaipo, parents Joseph “Bully” Kaipo Jr. and Yon Ha “Christine” Ko, brothers Joseph I. Kaipo III and Travis Santa-Isabel, and sisters Mechelle Kaipo and Jonette Figueroa Jr. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 6 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Raymond Takeyo Toma

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

March 22, 2016
Raymond Takeyo Toma, 57, of Honolulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Hatsuko, brother Walter T. and sister Lily N. Private services.

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