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Sakaria Mareko

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

March 14, 2016
Sakaria “Saka” Mareko, 73, of Hilo, a laborer, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Jan; son Pea Uulopa; brothers Navy, Ova, Lamo, Sipou and Leko Mareko, and Pele Paogofie; sister Fano Paogofie; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No services.

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June Satoko Matsuda

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

Feb. 17, 2016
June Satoko Matsuda, 96, of Pearl City, a retired Hickam Air Force Base employee for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, died in Aiea. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by sons Merrill T. and Gordon M., and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Amelia C. Pastor

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

March 8, 2016
Amelia C. Pastor, 81, of Kailua, a retired Ala Moana Hotel housekeeper and a professional seamstress, died in Kailua. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by hanai sons Randal Akiona and Lyle Valdez; daughters Grace Pastor-Agbayani, Gloria P. Tucker and Peggy Samoata; sisters Agapita C. Pineda and Engracia C. Naui; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. March 31 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. April 1 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Flowers welcome.

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Richard Gerard Saya

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

March 16, 2016
Richard Gerard Saya, 47, of Hilo died. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Andrea Lord, father Ronald, mother Patricia Scheiver and sister Lei-Ala R.R. Powers-Saya. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. April 2 at Honolii Beach Parka. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Mabel Niulani Silva

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

Feb. 21, 2016
Mabel Niulani Silva, 82, of Hilo, a retired Hawaiian Airlines secretary, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Rudolph K. Jr. and Dwayne K.; sisters Marie Kelson, Claudia Spillman and Janice Thomas; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. April 3 at Malia Puka o Kalani Catholic Church. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. April 4 at Malia Puka o Kalani Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire.

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Geronima Ramos Solmerin

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

March 16, 2016
Geronima Ramos Solmerin, 94, of Hilo, a macadamia nut picker for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co., died at home. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Samuel, Winston, Joel and Royal Solmerin; daughters Daisy Antonio and Miriam Guerrero; sister Sensya Bugarin; 23 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. March 30 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Visitation: 8 a.m. March 31 at First United Protestant Church in Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Melchora Arellano Tadina

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

Feb. 27, 2016
Melchora Arellano “Meling” Tadina, 90, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired factory worker for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp., died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 2 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Myra Keala Trombly

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

March 5, 2016
Myra Keala Trombly, 84, of Honolulu, a retired field clerk for Schindler Elevator and Westinghouse Elevator, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Darrel and Alan Yasutake, brother James “Jimmy” Asam and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Juan Agamao Agapay

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

Jan. 29, 2016
Juan Agamao Agapay, also known as “Johnny” and “Ambot,” 85, of Honolulu, formerly of Ilocos Norte, Philippines, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ilocos Norte. He is survived by wife Alejandria “Andrea”; son Jeffrey; daughters Nanette Laeda, Mila Ladera, Carol Macadaeg, Leila Cardenas, Mildred Fagaragan and Virgie and Agnes Agapay; sister Rosa Calaycay; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. April 1 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. April 2 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Paul Tsukenjo

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

Feb. 26, 2016
Paul Tsukenjo, 72, of Pearl City, a retired automotive technician for Hi-Line Distributors, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret H.S.; sons Dayne K. and Ross M.; brother Walter; sisters Geraldine Matsumoto, Frances Kanayama, Florence Chinen, Doris Nabarro and Eunice Hirata; and five grandchildren. Visitation: noon April 3 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

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Francis Saburo Funakoshi

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

Feb. 18, 2016
Francis Saburo Funakoshi, 81, of Mililani, an Air Force veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Mae M.; sons Wade and Darryl; daughters Kelly Paek and Colyn Chang; brothers Raymond, David and Ronald; sisters Lillian Takahara, Marion Inaba and Geraldine Katayama; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Luisa S. Wieckowicz

Posted On March 28th, 2016 -

Feb. 20, 2016
Luisa S. Wieckowicz, 68, of Wahiawa died in Las Vegas. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by son Walter, daughters Selina R.W-Adams and Raelynn Nagaoka, hanai daughters Doreen and Fianteluz, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. April 9 at Wahiawa Assembly of God, 1487 Glen Ave., Wahiawa. Casual and aloha attire. No flowers. For donations, contact the ohana.

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Steven Ten Soong Ho

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 19, 2016
Steven Ten Soong Ho, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard engineering technician and an Army veteran, died at Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys N.F. Chung Ho, son Christopher T.S., daughters Paula T.L. Ho and Pamela T.O. Ho-Wong, brother Philip T.S. and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. April 2 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to your favorite charity.

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Alice Fusako Isobe

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 5, 2016
Alice Fusako Isobe, 86, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Yahata City, Fukuoka, Japan. She is survived by husband Yoshio, son Edward, daughter Yuriko Gilbertson and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. March 31 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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William A.S. Akana

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 13, 2016
William A.S. “Bill” Akana, 92, of Wailua, Kauai, retired owner of Akana Insurance Agency Inc., died. He was born in Koolau, Kauai. He is survived by wife Margaret “Marge,” son Scott, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 31 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Kapaa. Services: 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints’ Episcopal Church or your favorite charity. Updated service information for an obituary published March 19.

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Charlotte Iwalani Jeremiah

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 7, 2016
Charlotte Iwalani “Nani” Jeremiah, 53, of Waianae, manager for Ark of Safety Bible Bookstore, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jason K.; sons Jered and Joshua; daughters Jasmine, Cherahn and Jillion; parents Elsie and Samuel Kaahaaina Jr., and Herman Jeremiah Sr.; brothers Sam and Puna Kaahaaina, and Herman Jr., Wendell and Hawyn Jeremiah; sisters Darlene Noa, Pastor Geri Amina, Audrey Ala, Kris Parish, Geri Eli and Kanani Kaeo; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. April 3 at Ark of Safety Church, Waianae. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. April 4 at the church. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Geraldine H.M. Alama

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 11, 2016
Geraldine H.M. “Auntie Jerry” Alama, 91, of Honolulu, a receptionist and professional hula dancer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons David “Kaui” and Gary Alama, and Kimo Keaulana; daughters Darlene Alama, Debbie Ann Dias and Cindy Nobriga; sister Mamo Howell; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 2 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Akiliano Palekana Kaniela Kaawa

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 5, 2016
Akiliano Palekana Kaniela “Kili Boy” Kaawa, infant son of Justin and Danielle “Mahea,” died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He is also survived by brothers Kamakana and Alapaki; grandparents Albert Sr. and Veronica Kawaa, and Eliza “Lei” Naeole; and great-grandparents Bernard and Eloise Goshert. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 2 at Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. April 9 at Makena Beach. Condolences: ballard familymortuaries.com.

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Jasmine Agatha Noholani Auwae

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 12, 2016
Jasmine Agatha Noholani Auwae, 52, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by mother Helen Sampiano, brother Anthony, and sisters Koko Hookano and Glenda Ferreira. Private services.

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Arthur Akira Kohara

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

Feb. 23, 2016
Arthur Akira Kohara, 88, of Honolulu, retired owner of Arthur A. Kohara Inc. and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Peggy H.; sons Jeffrey K. and Scott S.; daughters Lynne E. Hayashi and Kimberly L. Nakano; brother Roy; sisters Mildred Takabayashi, Marion Iwata, Evelyn Tanouye and Jean Iwamuro; eight grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. April 2 at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Larry Robert Bento

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 18, 2016
Larry Robert “Bugs” Bento, 69, a retired elevator industry employee, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Kathy M., daughter Samantha M., brother Charles, four grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and a step-great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers and monetary offerings, donations suggested to Hospice Maui.

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Sin Fong Leung

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 8, 2016
Sin Fong Leung, 80, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Zhongsan, China. She is survived by son David; daughters Lori and Amy Leung, and Linda Labang; brother Gum Yun Wong; sisters Sai Chun Lui and Sin Ying Wong; and a grandchild. Taoist services: 11:30 a.m. April 2 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Patrick Rapoza Branco Sr.

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 4, 2016
Patrick Rapoza Branco Sr., 84, of Makakilo, a retired civil service engineer at Schofield Barracks and a retired Army sergeant first class who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mary; sons Patrick Rapoza Jr., and Mark A., John and Robbin Luke; daughters Patricia Milikaa, Myrtle Cordero and Donna Alvarez; brother Manuel R. Jr.; sisters Mildred-Dolly Pacheco and Dorothy “Baby” Wright; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Manatu Ki Saione Masi

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 18, 2016
Manatu Ki Saione Masi, 45, of Wailuku died at home. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Cynthia, son Manatu, daughter ‘Akesalani, parents Tu’alau’eiki and ‘Akesa, brothers Penisuisui and Samisoni “Maui,” and sisters Mele Fifita Manakofua and Losaline Ferreira. Visitation: 8 a.m. April 2 at Family Life Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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H. William Burgess

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 13, 2016
H. William “Bill” Burgess, of Honolulu, attorney and founding father of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and a Marine Corps veteran, will be remembered in services 4 p.m. April 3 at the Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma St. Aloha business attire. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations suggested to the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, Mediation Center of the Pacific, Heritage Foundation or Hillsdale College; contributions may be given to family at services or mailed to Keli’i Akina, 335 Merchant St. #3377, Honolulu, HI 96801. He was born in North Carolina. He is survived by wife Sandra. Updated service information for an obituary published March 19.

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Eva Matsuura

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 15, 2016
Eva Matsuura, 87, of Haliimaile, Maui, a retired nurse’s aide, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Baltimore. She is survived by sons Danny J. and Harry W.; daughters Eva Julie Miguel and Rose M. Naeole; sisters Jane Love, Clara Moore and Mary Byrnes; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 2 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at sea to follow. No flowers. ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Sergio C. Cabanting

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 14, 2016
Sergio C. Cabanting, 77, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Cement truck driver, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Brigida; son Greg; brothers Lauro, Manuel and Apolinario; sisters Modesta Cabanting and Margarita Cabanting Artistes; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. March 30 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Services: 7 p.m. Wake: 5 p.m. April 1 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. April 2 at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Consuelo Dagdag Mendoza

Posted On March 27th, 2016 -

March 22, 2016
Consuelo Dagdag Mendoza, 77, of Kahului, a retired irrigator for Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., died at home. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jose C., son Joseph, brother Fred, and sisters Caridad Cabanglan and Loreta Dona. Visitation: 6 p.m. April 3 at Norman’s Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. April 4 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Rose Cambra

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March 21, 2016
Rose “Grandma Rose” Cambra, 88, of Pukalani, Maui, died at home. She was born in Olinda, Maui. She is survived by son Richard Shane; daughters Rosemarie DeCambra, Harriet Cambra and Francine Hokoana; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. April 1 at Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Shoichi Mori

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March 4, 2016
Shoichi Mori, 97, of Wailuku, a retired Wailuku Sugar Co. surveyor, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Elaine S., sons Stanley and Russell, daughters Eileen Mishina and Linda Ling, sisters Fumiko Hiyakumoto and Akie Sakumoto, and four grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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