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May Miyeko Suzukamo

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Oct. 20, 2014
May Miyeko Suzukamo, 87, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by brothers Yoshio “Tarzan” and Tetsuo “Ted,” and caregivers Estrella Rabago and Amy Kuga. Private services. No flowers.

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Nancy Michiko Tonai

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Oct. 31, 2014
Nancy Michiko Tonai, 86, of Wailuku, a Singer Sewing sales associate, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons David and Howard Miyake, and Leigh Tonai; daughter Cheryl Nishida; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Greta Mae Kanemura VanDorpe

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Oct. 21, 2014
Greta Mae Kanemura VanDorpe, 81, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a master kapa maker, died in Kailua-Kona. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert “Bob,” son Kula, daughters Shelley Wilson and Kapuailohia Chachere, brother Jack Kanemura, sisters Gloria “Manu” Bentley and Shirley Recca, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Geraldine W. Young

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Oct. 24, 2014
Geraldine W. Young, 72, of Honolulu, a retired state physical therapist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by son Chris J., daughter Janelle Young-Ogata, mother Donna Chun Wong and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Community Church of Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Christos James Athans

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Sept. 26, 2014
Christos James Athans, 59, of Waianae, a security and law enforcement officer, and formerly in the European Merchant Marine, died in Waianae. He was born in Xylokastro, Corinth, Greece. He is survived by wife Stephanie. No services. Donations suggested to Willed Body Program, John A. Burns School of Medicine, 651 Ilalo St., BSB 110, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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Pelagio V. Ballesteros

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Oct. 8, 2014
Pelagio V. Ballesteros, 94, of Waialua died in Waialua. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Pacencia B. Giron, Lolita Agtarap and Relina and Orlita Ballesteros; brother Antonio; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Black and white attire.

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Roseline Lokelani Carvalho

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Oct. 9, 2014
Roseline Lokelani Carvalho, 89, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Linda L. Chong and Shareen M. Bayudan, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Lindy Kanoelani Chancheck

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Oct. 24, 2014
Lindy Kanoelani Chancheck, 38, of Ewa Beach, a director at Kamaaina Kids day care in Ewa Beach, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Mia, son Jason I., daughters Brandy K. and Mikayla K., father Woody T. Williams, mother Herlinda Mansfield, stepfather Mark Mansfield, stepmother Nancy Williams, brother Justin Mansfield and sister Trina Silva. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass at noon.

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Alvin K. Ching

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Oct. 28, 2014
Alvin K. “Sonny” Ching, 77, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel supervisor and an Army Special Forces veteran, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Sue; sons Henry and Lyle Ching, and Errol K. and Scott K. Ishimine; daughter Noelle Hasegawa; brothers William “Bill” and Kurtis; sisters Geraldine “Geri” Farley, Lillian “Dot” Morgan, Nancy Char, Candice “Candy” Hee and Alice “Iwalani” Chigbrow; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Sunday at Hawi Jodo Mission Church. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Mei Jean Wong Ching

Posted On November 4th, 2014 -

Oct. 17, 2014
Mei Jean Wong Ching, 81, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Andrew B.S., daughter Melanie C. Lui, brother Lauren Wong and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Philomena Church or Catholic Charities Hawaii.

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Yoshiwo Okumura

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Sept. 30, 2014
Yoshiwo “Red” Okumura, 89, of Aiea, an Air Force veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dorothy T., sons Kerry I. and Harvey S., daughters Myra K. Parker and Joyce T. Tamayo, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Emilio Baptista Diaz

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Oct. 16, 2014
Emilio Baptista “Mel” Diaz, 88, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran, retiree of the U.S. Officers Club Restaurant System and manager of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Restaurant, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Norbert M.; daughter Myrna-lyn D. Abang; brothers Victor Diaz and Juan Sarian; sisters Resurreccion D. Pecpec, Clarita and Peregrina Diaz, and Helen and Socorra Pagdilao; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Blue attire.

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Rosemary Kim Oshima

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Oct. 18, 2014
Rosemary Kim Oshima, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Leighton, daughters Dr. Lynette K. Oshima and Lauren K. Miyashiro, sister Mary Goo, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Herschel Salvador Esperas

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Sept. 13, 2014
Herschel Salvador Esperas, 68, of Las Vegas, formerly of Mililani, a retiree from the State of Hawaii Crash/Fire/Rescue crew, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by wife Pearly; son Elden; daughter Devani Silva; brothers John, Clifford, Kenneth and Sidney; sister Corinne Laa; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. No flowers.

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Gregory Routery

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Oct. 25, 2014
Gregory Routery, 55, of Kailua-Kona died in Life Care Center of Kona. He was born in Santa Monica, Calif. He is survived by mother Mary and brother Michael. Private services.

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Robert Willard Finn Sr.

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Sept. 29, 2014
Robert Willard “Bob” Finn Sr., 79, of Kailua-Kona, an Olin Corp. engineer, died in Life Care Center of Kona. He was born in Yakima, Wash. He is survived by wife Charlotte Richards-Finn, son Robert W. Jr., daughter Virginia Dunham, stepsons Kirk and Ross Gray, stepdaughter Carman Gray, sister Eileen Hedlund and two step-grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Salvador

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Oct. 10, 2014
Richard “Dicky” Salvador, 75, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. welder, and an editor and accountant for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local No. 142, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Christine; sons Richard D. and Ryan K.; daughters Roxanne Keopuhiwa, Romy-Ann Salvador and Ronelle Kubo; brothers Alfred Jr., Rudolph, William, Warren and Antolin R.; sisters Alinor Apilando, Peggy J. Carmack and Gwendolyn Brogan; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Benjamin D.B. Fong

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Oct. 11, 2014
Benjamin D.B. Fong, 81, of Aiea, a retired City Bank officer and an Army retiree, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wanda; sons James, Benson, Timothy “Mikie” and Matthew; daughters Eleanore Fong-Severance, Anjulie Afalava and Clarelyn Calhau; brother Francis; sister Clarice Choy; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Eulogy: 11:30 a.m. Mass at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Richard Allen Sonoda

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Oct. 18, 2014
Richard Allen “Sonny” Sonoda, 70, of Honolulu, business owner of Sonoda Body and Fender Shop, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Derrick; daughters Dale Sonoda-Kodama and Dayna Sonoda; brothers Henry “Sergeant Bido,” Todd “Aku,” Kent “Mousey,” Eugene “Chucko” and Peter “Peter-Boy” Sonoda, and Warren Waikiki; sister Lorna W. Zablan; and four grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m.

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Clifford Dean Guerpo

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Oct. 19, 2014
Clifford Dean Guerpo, 64, of Waimea, Hawaii, a carpenter and welder for Hilton Waikoloa Village, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Beverlyn L.; sons Orson, Cary, Ethen and Evander; daughter Davinette; hanai son Tony Ross; mother Miriam; hanai mother Ethel Mahi; brothers Jeffrey, Felix and Clinton; sisters Rhonda Guerpo, Cy Cabreros, Norma Burnham, Sandy Jyo and Jessica Keala; and 16 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Pukalani Stables, 67-139 Pukalani Road. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Bok Soon Kim Tang

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Oct. 12, 2014
Bok Soon Kim Tang, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Korea. She is survived by hanai daughter Ok Ju Shin. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Ellen Minamoto Iwasaki

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Sept. 18, 2014
Ellen Minamoto Iwasaki, 78, of Hilo, a floral designer for Likeke Florist and a receptionist for Dr. Tomoguchi and Dr. Jenkins, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kalaoa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Richard, son Neil, daughter Cori, brother Robert Minamoto, sisters Hagie Kaya and Eunice Kimura, and four grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Roy Toshimi Tokuhisa

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Oct. 12, 2014
Roy Toshimi Tokuhisa, 76, of Aiea, a retired Servco Pacific senior vice president and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Naomi, son Kevin, daughter Kaylene, brother Lester and sister Carol Mori. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Benjamin Boniface Kailieha Jr.

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Oct. 17, 2014
Benjamin Boniface Kailieha Jr., 75, of Wai-anae, a Bishop Estate land appraiser and an Army National Guard retiree, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances K., son Bennard, daughters Bernardine Shattuck and Trevor Ranadey, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Nov. 11 at Nanaikapono Church, Nanakuli. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Jane Valerie Cohen Tyndzik

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Oct. 27, 2014
Jane Valerie Cohen Tyndzik, 59, of Honolulu, a real estate broker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by sons Evyn and Kailon, daughter Amber, mother Leatrice Cohen, stepmother Elsie Cohen, sister Melinda “Lindy” Swavely and two stepbrothers. Services held at Valley of the Temples. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society or Child and Family Services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Helen May Piilani Kamana

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Oct. 3, 2014
Helen May Piilani “Neke” Kamana, 73, of Waianae, a retiree of the state Department of Education Hawaiian-studies program and Ewa Beach Limu Project, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Walter and Lopena; daughters Muilun, Pearl and Patricia; hanai daughter Bridgett Hanaike; brother Harry Kaai; sisters Martha Kahookele and Frances Kaai; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Helen Vayda

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Oct. 24, 2014
Helen Vayda, 94, of Las Vegas, formerly of Waipahu, a Sheraton Hotels Hawaii retiree, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jim E. Merrill, stepson William and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No services.

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Ethel Mapuana Loque

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Oct. 3, 2014
Ethel Mapuana “Wana” Loque, 70, of Ewa Beach, a Schuman Carriage retiree, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kapahulu. She is survived by sons Shon, Todd and Chad; brother Russell Nobriga; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Saturday at SHOPO Honolulu Chapter Office, 1717 Hoe St. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Contact Noni at 294-5964 for more information.

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Sally High Vincent

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Oct. 24, 2014
Sally High Vincent, 82, of Kaneohe, a retired veterinarian clinic bookkeeper, died in Kane-ohe. She was born in Grand-ville, Ohio. She is survived by son Peter and four grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorial- parkmortuary.com.

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Shiro Matsuoka

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Oct. 19, 2014
Shiro Matsuoka, 90, of Kailua died in Kailua. He was born in Kumamoto, Japan. He is survived by son Kevin, daughter Leslie T. Ho, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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