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Librada Cubar Belen

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 14, 2016
Librada Cubar Belen, also known as “Libring” and “Badang,” 31, of Papaaloa, Hawaii, died in Hospice of Hilo, Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by parents Romulo, also known as “Romy” and “Molong,” and Teresita Belen, also known as “Tessie” and “Tersing”; brothers Roderick, Geronimo, Herry and Harold; and sisters Mary Grace Vlahovic and Angelica Reynell Belen. Visitation: 8 a.m. June 25 at St. Anthony Catholic Church-Laupahoehoe. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Apolosi Lauhingoa

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 15, 2016
Apolosi Lauhingoa, 61, of Kahuku, owner of Lauhingoa Contractors, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Te’ekiu, Tonga. He is survived by wife Paeaihevahamama’o; sons Apolosi Jr., Mafile’o and Siaosi; daughters Paeaihevahamama’o Olive, Leipiano Farahei and Ponita Kaufusi; brothers Siaosi and Onehunga; sisters Paese Tauataina, Siosiana Kalamafoni and Ma’ama Taufalele; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 24 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahuku Third Ward. Services: noon. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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William Kenneth Carles

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 12, 2016
William Kenneth Carles, 82, of Waihee, Maui, a Marine Corps veteran and a retired Postal Service route carrier in Kihei, died at home. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by wife Felicidad, son Mark, daughters Tanya Bivins and Cody Hamilton, brother Freddie, sister Ruth Ann Wagner, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. No services. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Richard Oscar Linke

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 15, 2016
Richard Oscar “Dick” Linke, 98, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a personal manager in the entertainment industry, former Lakeside Golf Club president and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Bettina; sons Paul and Richard Jr.; daughters Nanci Linke-Ellis, Katharine Linke and Bettina Marie McCullough; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

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Donald Dela Cruz

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 15, 2016
Donald Dela Cruz, 64, of Deer Park, Texas, an engineer and an Army veteran, died at his niece’s residence. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mary Ann; sons Donald K., Mason N. and Donovan K.; daughter Mary Ann Poole; brothers Alfred, Rodney and Ronald Dela Cruz, and Claude and Michaels Swain; sisters Cynthia and Lynn; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. June 22 at 54-409 Ikuone Place, Makaha, HI 96792.

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Doris Lorraine Loebl

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 7, 2016
Doris Lorraine Loebl, 75, of Honolulu, a histology technician, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Herbert R. “Herkey,” son Kevin K., daughter Karen U. and brother Clarence DeMattos. Visitation: 10 a.m. June 25 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Mary Ku’uleilani Farm

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

April 2, 2016
Mary Ku’uleilani Farm, 89, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant who was part of the original crew, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Frank Jr., son Frank “Butch” III, daughters Josephine “Jodee” and Linda L. “Cissy,” and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. June 26 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Grace Darlein Bobbette Moore

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 10, 2016
Grace Darlein Bobbette Moore, 90, of Volcano, Hawaii, a McInerny advertising executive, died at home. She was born in Weeping Water, Neb. She is survived by daughters Lisa Gates and Leianna Jones, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Robert Charles Flair

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

April 15, 2016
Dr. Robert Charles “Bob” Flair, 79, of Kailua, a Straub Clinic and Hospital pathologist and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in New Orleans. He is survived by wife Simone; daughters Jeanine Grandchamp, Yvette Elledge-Rhodes and Michele Beaumont; brother Kenneth; and 10 grandchildren. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. June 24 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Clay Arthur Kaleolani Mortensen

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

May 19, 2016
Clay Arthur Kaleolani Mortensen, 48, of Wailuku, a musician and singer, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Peter Arciero, Joel Au Young, Clarence Mortensen Jr., and Jon and Michael Knotts; and sisters Constance “Connie” Mortensen, Carla Au Young and Wendy Vierra. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. June 26 at Kailua Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. For information about donations, call 808-457-5968.

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Esmenia Subia Foronda

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

May 26, 2016
Esmenia Subia Foronda, 67, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired laundry department employee at Life Care Center of Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Joel and Noel N.; mother Catalina Subia; brother Jaime Subia; sisters Emiliana Galima, Estela Ellazar and Norma S. Lato; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. June 24 at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Inurnment: 10 a.m. June 27 at Homelani Memorial Park.

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Keith Kenji Nakayama

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 1, 2016
Keith Kenji Nakayama, 60, of Mililani, a retired Wheeler Middle School band director, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Colleen E. and brother Harvey. Visitation: 3 p.m. June 25 at Mililani High School gym. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Demetrio Magno Gambalan

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

May 19, 2016
Demetrio Magno Gambalan, 96, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired Kohala Sugar laborer and a “Fabulous Five” member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church-Hawi, died at home. He was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Emily, daughters Margaret Hoshida and Debbie Ellazar, sister Feliza Batara, 13 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. June 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church-Hawi. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Halawa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Paul E. Pellerin

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

May 30, 2016
Paul E. Pellerin, 84, of Honolulu, a Realtor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Montreal. He is survived by wife Harriet H. and brother Gilles. Private services.

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Haruko Goshi

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

May 21, 2016
Haruko Goshi, 100, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua-Wailuku. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Calvin, Randal and Clifford; daughters Jane Sato and Emiko Goshi; sister Gladys Kubo; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Lusia Pomele

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 2, 2016
Lusia Pomele, 65, of Pago Pago, American Samoa, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pago Pago. She is survived by husband High Talking Chief Fa’amausili P.A.; sons Edmund P. and Albert J. Amataga, and Bryant U. and Pita J. Pomele; daughter Doris F. Nauer; mother Fagalima B. Kealoha; brothers Samu and Toga Taumanupepe, and Lono Kealoha; sisters Toafa Heder and Saiselu Walker; stepbrother Sam Kanakanui; stepsisters Meleane Tautolo, Peka Liaina and Charlotte Hee; hanai sister Lucy Toetu; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. June 20 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published June 16.

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Mack Hisayoshi Hamada

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 12, 2016
Mack Hisayoshi Hamada, 91, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, prosecutor and retired chairman of the Hawaii Public Employment Relations Board, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol, son Michael H., daughter Jennifer S. and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. June 24 at Nuuanu Congregational Church. Services: 6 p.m. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Kalyp Allen Rapoza

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 6, 2016
Kalyp Allen “The Soljah” Rapoza, 25, of Hilo, a landscaper, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Kayliah Aguiar; father Greg; mother Lynette Mae; sisters Malu Pabro, Barbie-Jo Rapoza, and Jennifer and Letitia Mae; grandfather William Mae; and grandmother Gloria Pantohan. Visitation: noon June 26 at Wailoa State Park, Pavilion 3. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Casual attire. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Warren Teruo Higa

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

May 26, 2016
Warren Teruo Higa, 74, of Waipahu, an Army veteran and a retired First Hawaiian Bank vice president in the business services division, died in Waipahu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Geraldine S. “Gerry,” son Lance S., brother David M., and sisters Thelma S. Mitsuyasu and Jane H. Liu. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. June 24 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Charlotte Jean Thompson Remigio

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

May 19, 2016
Charlotte Jean Thompson Remigio, 57, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by sons Johnny III, Maui and Zachary Remigio, and Brandon Thompson; daughters Shanelle Thompson and Summer Galacgac; sister Debbie Jarrett; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. June 24 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Walter Yukio Hosokawa

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

April 29, 2016
Walter Yukio “Hoso” Hosokawa, 79, of Honolulu, a retired engineer and an Air Force second lieutenant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris S., daughter Lia Park, sister Jane Torikai, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. June 25 at Kaimuki Christian Church. Services: 11 a.m.

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Lois Bright Rojas

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 6, 2016
Lois Bright Rojas, 80, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William E., and parents Joseph and Annie W. Bright. Services: 10 a.m. June 24 at The Key Project, 47-200 Waihee Road.

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Mariko Ikeda

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 13, 2016
Mariko Ikeda, 75, of Honolulu, a Saks 5th Avenue salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in New York City. She is survived by son Terumitsu “Teri,” daughter Susan Barker, parents Sojiro and Tomiko Shimizu, sisters Emiko Akiyama and Toyo Nakamura, and three grandchildren. No services. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Harry Takeyoshi Sumida

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

May 16, 2016
Harry Takeyoshi Sumida, 81, of Aiea, a retired state Department of Transportation facilities maintenance manager, died in Aiea. He was born in Waimalu. He is survived by wife Shigeko; daughters Charlene Unten, Phyllis “Toki” Thompson and Claire Reimers; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Betty Shimomura Agena

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

May 22, 2016
Betty Shimomura Agena, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Nagasako Variety salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Masaru “Monk,” daughters Janice M.A. Pearson and Lorene T. Sit, brothers Henry and Harold “Kenji” Shimomura, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ron Lynn Jones

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 2, 2016
Ron Lynn Jones, 73, of Aiea, a Pearl Harbor computer operator and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Alamance, N.C. He is survived by daughters Natalie Sabado, Colleen Weaver and Sherri Amour; brothers Jimmy and Danny; sisters Sylvia Nicks and Cheryl Pickard; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. June 25 at Valley of the Temples. Services: 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Gwendellyn Waahiaokalani Yamamoto

Posted On June 19th, 2016 -

June 13, 2016
Gwendellyn Waahiaokalani Yamamoto, 82, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired hostess and waitress for various hotels and restaurants, died at home. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Armstrong Jr., Jason, Douglas and Clayton Sr.; daughters Gwendellyn “Tita” Sanchez, Agnes “Nani” Chung Hee, Milley Lino and Kathleen Caravalho; brother Reynolds N. Kamakawiwoole Jr.; 36 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. June 25 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Aloha attire.

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Lillian Kanealai Bargamento

Posted On June 18th, 2016 -

June 2, 2016
Lillian Kanealai Bargamento, 83, of Hilo, a homemaker, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Bertram; daughters Sheila Green, Maureen Begas, Althea Tanaka and Geoliette Ng; brothers Frederick, Edward, Thomas and James Amina; sisters Jacqueline Rapoza, Peggy Fukuhara, Wilma Villanueva, Melva Chung Hoon, Ellen Mae Naeole and Michele Riley; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. June 25 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Burial and luncheon to follow. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Jared Kiyoto Puuohau

Posted On June 18th, 2016 -

June 11, 2016
Jared Kiyoto Puuohau, 44, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Jenna Tomei, mother Jessie Tomei, father Joseph Jr., brother Jason and stepfather John Tomei. Private services.

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Josie Marie Castro

Posted On June 18th, 2016 -

June 14, 2016
Josie Marie Castro, 71, of Honolulu, a Kapiolani Medical Center secretary, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Mike and Brian Quezon, and Kainui Castro; daughters Bonnie Lopez, and Lori and Paula Castro; brothers Joe Galdones and Andre Calimpong; sisters Patricia Miller and Abby Calimpong; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. June 25 at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park. Flowers welcome for scattering of ashes. Condolences: ballard familymoanaluamortuary.com.

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