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Yoshito Okata

Posted On April 25th, 2016 -

March 5, 2016
Yoshito Okata, also known as “Awo” and “Wally,” 83, of Pearl City, a retired carpenter for the Barbers Point Navy Public Works Center, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by daughters Diane Sukita, Valerie Suzuki and Sandra Sato; brothers Toshio and Jerry K.; sister Chizuko Yasuhara; caregiver Grace Camacho; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. April 30 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jeannette Carty Ribellia

Posted On April 25th, 2016 -

March 25, 2016
Jeannette Carty Ribellia, 54, of Ewa Beach, a registered nurse, died in Wilmington, Conn. She was born in New Haven. She is survived by sons David, Carlos, Kenneth and Ryan Ribellia, and Nyle Le; sisters Patricia Kataoka and Joanna Akagi; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. April 30 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10:45 a.m. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Rosalee Kanani Murray

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

March 22, 2016
Rosalee Kanani Murray, 65, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son William “Ikaika,” daughter Katie Kaupu, mother Emily Chun, brothers Kingsley W. and Rupert W. Chun, sister Kinau K. Alber and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 30 at Liliuokalani Protestant Church, 66-090 Kamehameha Highway. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: May 3 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Chikai Yosemori

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

April 13, 2016
Chikai Yosemori, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin minister and retired Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii bishop, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Chihoko, son Eric, daughter Jo Ann, sister Sonoko Ikeda and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. April 30 at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Raymond Ho-Mau Abero

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

April 19, 2016
Raymond Ho-Mau “Kadee” Abero, 50, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Raymond Kahele, parents Rudy and Lucia, brothers Rudy J. Jr. and Randy “Butch,” and grandfather Manuel. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 2 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services to follow. Committal services and burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Kimberly Ann Nahale

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

April 17, 2016
Kimberly Ann Nahale, 57, of Honolulu, a U.S. Postal Service employee, died. She was born in West Virginia. She is survived by husband Fred, sons Ikaika Bright and Kainalu Nahale, mother Dolores Bright, brother Roger Bright, sisters Debbie Stapples and Tami Kubo, and a grandchild. Services: 9 a.m. April 30 at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha/casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Bessie Mitsue Yoshimura

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

March 7, 2016
Bessie Mitsue Yoshimura, 102, of Honolulu, a housewife, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Royal; daughters Joy Yoshimura, Trudy Kaukali and Marylin Jim; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Benjamin Leroy Akana

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

April 20, 2016
Benjamin Leroy Akana, 92, of Honolulu, a labor relations negotiator and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by sons Neil P. and Michael P., daughter Anne N., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 2 p.m. April 28 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Howard Toshio Nishimura

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

March 26, 2016
Howard Toshio “Pops” Nishimura, 92, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and retired City and County of Honolulu chief land surveyor, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laura; sons Lennox, Russell and Tracy; daughter Lynette Fujimori; sisters Estelle Nakamoto and Marjorie Yoshioka; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. April 30 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yoshiko Asato

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

March 21, 2016
Yoshiko Asato, 92, of Waipahu, a retired Chaney Brooks employee, died in Waipahu. She was born in Okinawa. She is survived by son Alan, daughter Terilyn Lucero and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Christian Josh Galapon Ancheta

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

April 13, 2016
Christian Josh Galapon Ancheta, 17, of Wailuku, a Baldwin High School student, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Ramel Ancheta and Mary Chris Galapon; sisters Chrystal Mae, Rhinna and Heaven Khaye Pascua, and Charmea Angela Ancheta; and grandparents Renato and Heremenegilda Galapon, and Arnoldo Ancheta. Visitation: 6 p.m. April 29 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. April 30 at Christ the King Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Skye Kahealeilani Noah

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

March 28, 2016
Skye Kahealeilani Noah, 19, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Waimea, Hawaii. She is survived by fiance Alexander “Junyah” Bacdad Jr.; parents Gregory Correira Jr. and Catherine Noah; sisters Courtney and Mellissa; and grandparents Robert Sr. and Claudia Noah, Gregory Sr. and Alicia Correira, and Annette Correira. Visitation: 10 a.m. April 30 at Pahoa Community Center. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hilda Marjorie Apaka

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

April 5, 2016
Hilda Marjorie Apaka, 88, of Lihue, a retired telephone operator, died in Hale Kupuna. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by brother Kenneth. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 30 at Kaiola Canoe Club, Niumalu Park. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardnes. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Carlotta M. O’Connor

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

March 14, 2016
Carlotta M. O’Connor, 72, of Kaneohe, a retired Albany County Nursing Home nurse’s aide in upstate New York, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Leoda; and brothers Stephan and Michael Karichkowsky, and James Sanders. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Edward W. Boteilho

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

April 18, 2016
Edward W. Boteilho, 86, of Wailuku, an Army veteran, retired Civil Air Patrol lieutenant colonel and retired Kahului Post Office postmaster, died. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Anita; sons Greg and Paul; daughters Julie Puu, Bridget Blackwelder and Stephanie Tribel; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 28 at St. Anthony Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Sumie Ueda Onaga

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

April 15, 2016
Sumie Ueda Onaga, 99, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a Hawaiian Importing and C. Brewer Crop Log Laboratory employee, and a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Paukaa Mauka, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Esther, Christine and Grace; and four grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers and monetary gifts, donations suggested to Shriners Hospital for Children — Honolulu, Attn: Development Office, 1310 Punahou St., Honolulu, HI 96826.

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Cedric T. Ceniza

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

March 31, 2016
Cedric T. Ceniza, 58, of Waianae died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Rose; son Cedric T. Jr.; daughters Aja Victorine, Zeliza Militante, Carnation Ceniza and Blossom Ceniza-Johnston; father Tomas; brothers Mark, Jason and Brandon; and sisters Flamiana Quirates and Tammy Perry. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. April 30 at Cash and Carry Beach Park, 87-731 Farrington Highway. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Flowers welcome. Condolences: ballard familymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Doreen Garo Provost

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

March 26, 2016
Doreen Garo Provost, 57, of Wahiawa, a former Lockheed Martin employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by brother Victor Garo Jr. and sister Ida Maryott. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 28 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Malcom Ka’aikaula Hikalea

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

July 12, 2015
Malcom Ka’aikaula “Mac” Hikalea, 66, of Citrus Heights, Calif., a Navy veteran and truck driver, died in Sutter Rose Medical Center, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by former wife Donna Yates, son John, daughter Heidi Hikalea Weston, stepson Chad Moreland, brothers Michael and Myron, sisters Harilyn Kaalekahi and DeDe Pestrello, and eight grandchildren. Celebration of life and paddle-out: 11 a.m. May 7 at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo Beach.

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William Jamora Ramelb

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

April 2, 2016
William Jamora Ramelb, 70, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Wilma, daughter Dyan R. Bucao, brothers Amor and Ernesto, sisters Jovita Galutira and Jesusa Garanio, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. April 27 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. April 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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John Kawaihakulani Kalani Sr.

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

March 25, 2016
John Kawaihakulani “Bubull” Kalani Sr., 67, of Hilo, formerly of Pahala, Hawaii, a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, retired Ka’u Sugar welder, former Country Club Hotel resident manager and Punaluu Makahiki co-chairman, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Kealakekua-Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Christine; son John K. Jr.; daughters Chantelle and Starlette; hanai son Shayden Requelman; brother Ernest; sisters Leilani Aldaya, Maryjane Ballio and Kalei Clay; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. April 29 at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services: 9 a.m. April 30 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rhonda Emi Sasaki

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

March 27, 2016
Rhonda Emi Sasaki, 61, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Public Safety employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Edith Hiroko, and sisters Kerrie L. Murata and Karen J.S. Ishimaru. Private services.

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Collin Nobuyuki Kasai

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

March 25, 2016
Collin Nobuyuki Kasai, 72, of Pearl City, a retired Navy Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii welding sheet metal supervisor and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence, daughter Karen, brother Kenneth and sister Geraldine Morodomi. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. April 30 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. May 2 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Robert H. Tamaki

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

Feb. 10, 2016
Robert H. Tamaki, 90, of Kahului died. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Elsie, son Wayne, daughter Gayle Kama and sister Florence Watanabe. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Lorraine Yaeko Kawatani

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

March 13, 2016
Lorraine Yaeko Kawatani, 89, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Clara Komoto and Helen Uruu. Private services.

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Funefeai Sautia Lotopa Tanoa

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

April 18, 2016
Funefeai Sautia Lotopa Tanoa, 65, of Kapolei, an Army veteran and accountant, died in Kapolei. He was born in Western Samoa. He is survived by sons Jarrold, Sautia Jr., Justice and Joshua; daughters Numia Maass, Janice Allen and Janyrah White; brother Siaosi George; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. April 29 at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 720 N. King St. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the church.

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Robert Tamotsu Kimura

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

April 1, 2016
Robert Tamotsu Kimura, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Kapiolani Community College professor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence; son Lance; daughter Liane Kimura-Rita; brothers Tom, Wilfred, Earl and Glenn; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. April 29 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Scott Genjiro Toguchi

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

Feb. 25, 2016
Scott Genjiro Toguchi, 56, of Honolulu, a service station attendant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Sue Waite; brother Stanley; and sisters Alisa Kuwahara, Amelia Lewis, June Tassill and Velma Yokoyama. Services: 10 a.m. May 1 at Kewalo Basin. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Landis Kalepaokekaikuihala Lum Jr.

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

April 15, 2016
Landis Kalepaokekaikuihala Lum Jr., 77, of Ewa Beach, an Army veteran and a retired Honolulu Police Department officer, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by sons Kalepaokekaikuihala H. Mocksing, Charles K. Kwok-Chung and Kualii K. Paki Wai; daughters Lanihau Wai-Lin LaBonta, Kihalani Mei-Ling Payton, Maile L. Sui-Lin Lum-Gandauli and Kiliwehi K. Lai-Ling Aime’e Lum-Ha’o; brothers Richard A. and Peter C.K.; sisters Heila Pahukula, Lillian Jackson, Carol Andrade, and Elaine and Bernadette Lum; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. April 29 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu Stake Center. Services: 11:30 a.m. Red and blue aloha attire.

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Loreto S. Tubera

Posted On April 24th, 2016 -

March 21, 2016
Loreto S. Tubera, 91, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son John S.; daughter Dee Decasa; brothers Benjamin, Pepito and Gabriel Salgado; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. April 28 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. April 29 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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