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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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Genevieve Ululani Albert

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 20, 2016
Genevieve Ululani Albert, 86, of Kailua-Kona, a waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert Joe, sons Robert M. and John H., daughter Patricia L.L. Greene, sister Cathlene Piilani, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Suzanne M. Labenia

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 10, 2016
Suzanne M. “Honeygirl” Labenia, 69, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward; sons Thomas Jr. and Ian Awong, and Edward Labenia Jr.; daughter Arlene Petta; brother Henry Noa Jr.; sister Joanne “Babydoll” Jones; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 7 at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Services: 10 a.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. at Waimanalo Beach Park. Aloha attire. Flowers/lei welcome; no wreaths. Updated service information for an obituary published April 14.

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Ronald Isamu Tsuru

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 6, 2016
Ronald Isamu Tsuru, 77, of Kailua, a retired Hygrade Electric journeyman electrician and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pamela L., son Peter S., daughter and caregiver Michele L. Murakoshi, sisters Leatrice Tanna and Judith Furukawa, caregiver Doug Murakoshi and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. May 7 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Francisco Lasaten Alcantara

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

March 25, 2016
Francisco Lasaten “Kiko” Alcantara, 82, of Waipahu, a retired landscaper and former driver for Farinas Transportation, Philippines, died in Waipahu. He was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Macaria “Caring”; sons Danilo, Norman, Nelson, Francisco Jr. and Benito; daughters Lolita Peralta, Divina Ramos, Vivian Pajimola, and Jesusa and Marita Alcantara; brother Santiago; sister Romana Ragas; 26 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. May 6 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. May 7 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 229 Queen Emma Square. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Siu Jane Lau

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 22, 2016
Siu Jane Lau, 97, of Honolulu, a shopkeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Guangdong, China. She is survived by son Herman Lau, daughter Wah Ying Fong, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. May 6 at Hsu Yun Temple, 42 Kawananakoa Place. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Joan Santos Wilkes

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 20, 2016
Joan Santos Wilkes, 81, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Adam and Peter Mercado; daughters Mona Lisa Santos, Judy Decambra and Christina Pacheco; and 17 grandchildren. Private services.

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Elsie Wong Asuncion

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 6, 2016
Elsie Wong Asuncion, 88, of Pearl City died in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Frank Jr. and Jan; daughters Caroline Abarca, Dale Mason and Donna Oleole; sister Harriet Sibonga; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 6 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Charis Lynn Manuma

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 7, 2016
Charis Lynn Manuma, 63, of Pearl City, a retired Hickam Arts and Crafts pottery teacher, died in Aiea. She was born in Augsburg, Germany. She is survived by husband Joseph T.; sons Neill, Joseph T. Jr. and Lester R.; daughters Nicole Manuma and Carol V. Currie-Manuma; mother Wanda G. Neill; brother Thomas Neill Jr.; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. May 6 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thomas Satoshi Yamamoto

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 8, 2016
Thomas Satoshi Yamamoto, 75, of Honolulu, a retired St. Francis Hospital X-ray developer, died in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers George S. and Ernest S., and sister May S. Takamine. Private services.

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Rosalina Vallejo Castillo

Posted On May 1st, 2016 -

April 16, 2016
Rosalina Vallejo Castillo, 88, of Wahiawa, a retired Hale Koa Hotel employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Tubao, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by sons Val, Paul and Leo; daughter Elena McKeague; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 3 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 4 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403A California Ave. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Bri Wilson Manuwai

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April 28, 2016
Bri Wilson Manuwai, 50, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James; sons James III and Kahee Manuwai, and Kai and Pii Wilson; daughters Kealohalani Manuwai and Kanani Wilson; mother Patricia Wilson; brothers Eric and Thomas Wilson; sister Wanda Wilson; and 11 grandchildren. Private services.

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Miles Shigemi Yamane

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March 29, 2016
Miles Shigemi Yamane, 66, of Bellevue, Wash., a retired FBI special agent, died in Bellevue. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Arleen Akamine. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. May 7 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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