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Merelin B. Faria

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Sept. 4, 2016
Merelin B. Faria, 49, of Kaneohe, an Aikahi Elementary School custodian, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Anthony “Tony” Jr.; son Uri Ruaboro; daughters Tracie Faria, Sheena Jalomo and Melanie and Joy Ruaboro; stepson Sheldon; stepdaughter Cassie Kon; brothers Ellis, Wilfredo, Ramon, Winston, Elvis, John, Gardo and Edwin; sisters Elisa, Edna, Elena and Emily; and six grandchildren. Services: 8 a.m. Sept. 22 at Oahu Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Manuela Bolosan Guerrero

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Aug. 19, 2016
Manuela Bolosan Guerrero, 93, of Honolulu, a retired care home operator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Mamre “Mickey”; daughters Elizabeth Maldonado, Shirley Seguerre and Evelyn Cadiz; sister Josefina “Eping” Cadiz; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Full Gospel Temple, Honolulu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation 8 a.m. Sept. 24 at the temple. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kenneth Joseph Ainahau Wong Jr.

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Aug. 30, 2016
Kenneth Joseph Ainahau Wong Jr., 39, of Waimanalo, a carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kason, Kailen, and Karter; daughter Malina Wong-Ramirez; brothers Lance and Kurt; sisters Andee and Penny Wong, and Jana Kaui; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 24 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Condolences: ballard familymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Barbara Ann Hashimoto

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Sept. 13, 2016
Barbara Ann Hashimoto, 74, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a homemaker and a former secretary for Parker Ranch and Kawaihae Ranch, died in Ka’u Hospital. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Homer; son Kevin; daughters Fern Albrechtson and Terri De Sa; brothers George Jr. and John Quintal, and Richard Johansen; sisters Maybelle Okinishi, Angeline Cardines, Linda Kailiawa and Pearl, Rose, Pansy and Liz Quintal; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at River of Life Assembly of God, Pahala. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Shawn Garett Hughes

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Aug. 16, 2016
Shawn Garett Hughes, 52, of Ainaloa, Hawaii, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Doreen M. Bitle-Hughes; sons Glenn Bitle Jr. and Garrett Hughes; daughters Sommer Lopez, Francine Feliciano, Shauntel Chaney, Amanda Bitle and Shanelle Hughes; father Ora Claude “OC”; brother Keith; sister Tracy Rodrigues; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Martha Kekoanui’okamehameha Kamai

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

July 17, 2016
The Rev. Martha Kekoanui’okamehameha Kamai, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Ann Pearl Care Home nurse and a retired Roberts Hawaii bus aide, died in The Care Center of Honolulu. She was born in Kainaliu, Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Mabel Chang, Patricia Kauahipaula, Joyce Kamai, Molly Kalama and Vhelma Johnson; 20 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept 24 at Maunakea/Vineyard Chapels. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Robin Tsugio Matsushita

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Aug. 31, 2016
Robin Tsugio Matsushita, 61, of Hilo, a retired Aloha Airlines customer service agent, formerly employed at Aloha Air Cargo, died at home. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Colleen, daughters Randilee Matsuda and Cecily Okimura, brothers Glenn and Aaron, sister Claire Midallia and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ray Yuki Matsuyama

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Aug. 5, 2016
Ray Yuki Matsuyama, 56, of Keaau, Hawaii, an activities coordinator at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home and owner of the former Matsuyama Roofing & Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Brian Lesher and brother Ricky. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Criselda Bareng Ramos

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Aug. 19, 2016
Criselda Bareng Ramos, 82, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Billy and Rodrigo Battulayan; daughter Merlita B. Pasion; sisters Susana Dizor, Viloeta Bote, Caridad Tumaneng and Melendrina Marcos; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 23 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Program: 10:15 a.m. Prayer service: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Gina Gay Lin Kwai Salvador

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Aug. 31, 2016
Gina Gay Lin Kwai Salvador, 52, of Honolulu, director of membership for the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, and founder and owner of Network808, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Rudolph and mother Jerilyn Jeffryes. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 25 at Sacred Hearts Academy gymnasium, Kaimuki. Celebration of life: Noon. No floral baskets/displays. Lei welcome. Condolences: kenordensteinfunerals.com.

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Merle Okada Shimokawa

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Sept. 9, 2016
Merle Okada Shimokawa, 98, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher for Kamehameha III School-Maui Campus, died in Honolulu. She was born in Huelo, Maui. She is survived by sons Owen and Brian, daughter Susan and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at Wesley United Methodist Church. Services: 4 p.m. Private inurnment.

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Julius Bajet Soria

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Aug. 2, 2016
Julius Bajet Soria, 44, of Mililani, an assistant professor in the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, who taught Ilocano language and Filipino literature, died in Honolulu. He was born in Manueva, Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by parents Antonio and Patricia, and sisters Carmen and Trixia. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 24 at Resurrection of the Lord Church, Waipio. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Georgiana Vee Enalani Alvaro

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Aug. 26, 2016
Georgiana Vee Enalani Alvaro, 71, of Kaneohe, a former attorney and a Hawaii State Teachers Association retiree, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Laurie-Lei, hanai brother Calvin Mahi, and hanai sisters Karen Taroc and Catherine Lee. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at Oahu Cemetery. Services: 11 a.m. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Cary Hisashi Tahara

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Sept. 4, 2016
Cary Hisashi Tahara, 45, of Keaau, Hawaii, an adult supervisor at Waiakea Elementary School in Hilo, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Glenda, sons Zachary and Zayne, parents Lance and Judy, and brother Mark. Visitation: 3:30 pm. Sept. 24 at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Agnes Anna Akui-Pontes-Amarino-Vickers-Carvalho-Daniluck

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Aug. 23, 2016
Agnes Anna Akui-Pontes-Amarino-Vickers-Carvalho-Daniluck, 98, of Kailua, a lei vendor, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Robert M.K. and William C. Vickers, and Peter J. Daniluck Jr.; brother Jacob Raposa; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 23 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Eric Alan Weiss

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Sept. 4, 2016
Eric Alan Weiss, 99, of Kaneohe, a retired Sun Oil electrical engineer, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Jersey City, N.J. He is survived by wife Helen C. and son Carter A. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. Sept. 24 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Willa Rosa Wiese

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Aug. 27, 2016
Willa Rosa Wiese, 83, of Hilo, a retired executive secretary, former Hilo Hospital Auxilary president and former VFW Post No. 9749 Ladies Auxiliary treasurer, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in West Virginia. She is survived by daughter Lloydetta Pakani, brother Harry Marshall, sisters Shirley Nicholson and Elizabeth Wilson, two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Richard David Williams

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Aug. 17, 2016
Richard David Williams, 64, of Haleiwa, an Air Force master sergeant and an Air Force personnel craftsman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Akron, Ohio. He is survived by sister Sandra Blanton. Services pending. Donations suggested to the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Willed Body Program at 651 Ilalo St. BSB 110, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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Lawrence William Jackson

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Aug. 11, 2016
Lawrence William Jackson, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force master sergeant, former Pacific Construction project engineer and former Kapiolani Medical Center vice president, died at home. He was born in Newport, Ark. He is survived by daughter Lynn A. Nishiyama, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lionel Kazuto Nagata

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Aug. 17, 2016
Lionel Kazuto Nagata, 77, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, a retired Army Corps of Engineers construction representative and a Hawaii Betsuin Aikido Club instructor, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathleen, sons Marc and Dean, daughters Lisa Galino and Kim Hirayama, brother Leonard, sister Violet Najita and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual/aloha attire.

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Alvin Ekikiela Chong Sr.

Posted On September 19th, 2016 -

Sept. 2, 2016
Alvin Ekikiela Chong Sr., 83, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii County Police Department captain, co-owner of the former Safeguard Security Services, and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by wife Lorraine “Lani” Olsen-Chong; sons Alvin Jr., Robson, Curtis, David and Quintin; daughter Emrie Moniz; stepson Ikaika Olsen; stepdaughters Shannon Berdon, Eleu Wills, Monica Hurley and Kalae Kawamura; sisters Daisy Ikeuchi, Irene Kaneo, Winona Tanaka, Roseline Ho and Evelyn Martin; 55 grandchildren; and 58 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 65 Kapiolani Road, Waimea. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Shizuko Okimoto Kabei

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

Aug. 9, 2016
Shizuko Okimoto Kabei, 94, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired school secretary, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Irving and Dale, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Randolph Kuhaupio Kahumoku

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

Aug. 24, 2016
Randolph Kuhaupio “Moku” Kahumoku, 54, of Kealia, Hawaii, formerly of Waimanalo, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard welder, a Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk and a Kona Coffee Villas employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Brandin “Ikaika” Kahumoku-Naki; daughters Pomai and Breane K. Kahumoku-Naki; mother Sinclaire M.; brothers Daniel, Randal, Michael and Jason; sisters Georgette Hollister and Cheryl A. Apao; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 24 at Kaupo Bay, Makapuu (Baby Makapuu). Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at Pukaana Church, Kealia. Casual attire. Lei/loose flowers welcome.

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Gwendolyn Yen-Lin Kahilu Kealohapauole

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

Sept. 2, 2016
Gwendolyn Yen-Lin Kahilu Kealohapauole, 69, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John Kealohapauole and Dustin Garcia; daughter Jasmin; mother Daisy Pang; brother Samuel Pang Jr.; sisters Antanette Yuhas, Nannette Halemano, Dancette Evans, Joann Blakman and Sandra Gainey; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Edward Louis Abreu Jr.

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

Sept. 3, 2016
Edward Louis Abreu Jr., 63, of Kihei, a retired Aloha Airlines lead ramp agent, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Lydia, son Tavini Sulusi, daughters Jessica Abreu and Shirley Sappa, numerous hanai children, brother Albert, sister Wileen Crosby, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 24 at Norman’s Mortuary. Eulogy: 10:45 am. Prayer service: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Donald Glen Laa Jr.

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

Sept. 3, 2016
Donald Glen Laa Jr., 44, of Keaau, Hawaii, an Aloha Petroleum fuel truck driver and a Pop Warner Football coach for the Puna Panthers, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Claudine L. “Dini”; sons Elson K.L. and Iokepa M.; daughters Charity K. and Kelsi N.; parents Donald Sr. and Carole; brothers Richard Camacho and Randall Oreta; sisters Sheldyn K. “Dolly,” Renee Olivera and Roxanne Llanes; and hanai sister Kathleen “Tita” Lono. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Orchidland Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mathilda Makakoa Adolpho

Posted On September 18th, 2016 -

Aug. 27, 2016
Mathilda Makakoa “Koa” Adolpho, 90, of Kalamaula, Molokai, a homemaker, died in Kalamaula. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Warren M. and Patrick H.; daughters Aloma A. Eustaquio, Rita M. Jaeger and Keala M. Penrose; sisters Juliette K. Aukai, Jeanette L. Kahalehoe, Louise H. Paleka and Lorraine U. Meyer; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 22 at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual/aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Chatay Kawehiho’opomaika’i LaBatte

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Aug. 1, 2016
Chatay Kawehiho’opomaika’i LaBatte, 36, of Kaneohe died in Honolulu. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by parents Archibald and Lorena, and sister Shyla K. Fermin. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ichiro Peter Annes

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Sept. 15, 2016
The Rev. Ichiro Peter Annes, 74, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired security guard and pastor at the United Church of Christ Pohnpei -Hilo, died at home. He was born in Kosrae, Micronesia. He is survived by wife Delida; sons Rob, Icher, Martin, Dwight and Roger; daughter Gloria; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Sept. 23 at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Tsuruko Mabuni

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July 16, 2016
Tsuruko Mabuni, 102, of Hilo, formerly of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired independent cane grower, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Waiakea, Hilo. She is survived by sons Melvin, George, Raymond and Earl; daughter Gail M. Fujii; brothers Kenneth, Seizun and Masato Urasaki; sister Kikue Yagi; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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