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Pepe Ilalio

Posted On March 14th, 2015 -

Feb. 19, 2015
Pepe “Umu” Ilalio, 71, of Honolulu, deacon of Windward Samoan Congregational Church, died in Honolulu. He was born in Vailuutai, Western Samoa. He is survived by son Faatea; daughters Lesa Pualilo, Mereane Carlisle, Seneuefa Fealofani and Luapo Ilalio; brothers Iese Pualilo, and Olotaueva T. and Samuelu T. Togia; sisters Nofo Taimalie, Masani Afamasaga, and Lima T., Salote T., Sulami T., Luapo T. and Alofa T. Togia; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Tomokichi Taniyama

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Feb. 23, 2015
Tomokichi “Tom” Taniyama, 98, of Kailua-Kona, a retired carpenter, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sue, sons Alan and Terry, daughters Marsha Boyle and Sylvia Martines, sister Mitsue Miyamoto, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. March 21 at Kona Hongwanji, Kealakekua. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kimo Iokepa Jardin

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Dec. 1, 2014
Kimo Iokepa Jardin, 36, of Kauai, a state laborer, died at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by parents Gary and Heidi, and sister Ashley Kanoelani. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo. Mass: 9:45 a.m.

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Dominador A. Unabia

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Feb. 8, 2015
Dominador A. Unabia, 91, of Honolulu, a retired utility and maintenance technician for Hilton Hawaiian Village, died in Aiea. He was born in Minglanilla, Cebu, Philippines. He is survived by son Wilfredo, stepsons Antonio and Helbert Selma, daughter Lydia U. Takenishi, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Moses Kauwilaokalani Kaiawe

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March 6, 2015
Moses Kauwilaokalani “Moke” Kaiawe, 75, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a heavy equipment operator, coffee picker and Pukaana Congregational Church trustee, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kahaluu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Andrew and Glenn; daughter Tracey-Lynn; sisters Fanny Duhaylongsod, Elizabeth Bannister and Lei Parker; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. March 21 at Makolea (former Kona Lagoon Hotel property). Services: 11 a.m. Parking is at the former Keauhou Beach Hotel. Casual attire. No alcoholic beverages on the premises.

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Aliivaa Tuli Valaau

Posted On March 14th, 2015 -

Dec. 23, 2014
Aliivaa Tuli Valaau, 57, of Honolulu, a retired ALSCO driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Luisita G.; daughters Chantel and Alisa Valaau, and Chelsey Buckley; brother Henry E.; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 800 Kaheka St. Eulogy: 2:15 p.m. Mass: 2:30 p.m. Updated information for an obituary published Feb. 7.

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Mikela Kaiwi

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March 3, 2015
Mikela Kaiwi, 74, of Anahola, Kauai, a Hawaiian Tug & Barge tugboat captain, died. He was born in Pakala, Kauai. He is survived by wife Loisann; sons Michael and Jeffrey “Manu”; daughters Kehaulani and Sachiko Kaiwi, and Mapuana Pa; hanai daughters Sandy and Kendra; sisters Emalia Kanahele, Isabella Matayoshi and Myra Kaiwi; brothers George and Eugene; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. March 28 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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Elizabeth Haweaokalani Desha Brown Waia’u

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Feb. 24, 2015
Elizabeth Haweaokalani Desha Brown Waia’u, 90, of Hilo, a retired Hilo High School teacher, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Kaina Lee, Kaimi Ralph, Kaleo James and Keala Leopold; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Haili Congregational Church. Services: 5:30 p.m. Celebration of life: 8:30 a.m. at the church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Diane Marie Kanuha

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Feb. 19, 2015
Diane Marie Kanuha, 53, of Kalaoa, Hawaii, owner of Sunlights Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by sons Clement III, Troy, Ty, Kyle, Alex and Cade; mother Barbara Sobaski; hanai mother Margaret Spencer; brothers Mike and Doug Sobaski; and sister Mary Lancaster. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. March 29 at Kahaluu Makai, north of the former Kona Lagoon Hotel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 4474, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

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James Riley Walsh

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March 6, 2015
James Riley Walsh, 67, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a hotel and retail manager and an Army National Guard veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sister Karen Thompson. Private services. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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May Satsuki Kimura

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March 3, 2015
May Satsuki Kimura, 88, of Pearl City, a retired hairdresser and retired Foodland meat wrapper, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harold T., son Russell T., two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Hiroko Takase Yoshimoto

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Feb. 26, 2015
Hiroko Takase “Betty” Yoshimoto, 95, of Pearl City, a retired dry goods clerk for Misaki’s Store on Molokai, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Kualapuu, Molokai. She is survived by daughters Patricia A. Seppanen and Judy Iwai, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Elpidio Nacorra Ildefonso

Posted On March 13th, 2015 -

March 6, 2015
Elpidio Nacorra Ildefonso, 83, of Waialua, a retired C&H Sugar refinery worker, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Carmen; sons Jose and Billy; daughters Yvonne Quigtar, Jill Bergdoll and Annette Alhambra; brother Max; sister Viviana Ventura; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Eulogy: 10:45 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Emily Fusae Kudo

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Feb. 26, 2015
Emily Fusae “Em” Kudo, 77, of Kailua-Kona, a medical teacher at the University of Southern California Medical Center and a cancer researcher, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Keauhou, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Takashi; brothers Baron, Earl and Donald Sasaki; and sister Jane Sindiong. Private services.

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Venancio Bergantinos Lime

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Feb. 9, 2015
Venancio Bergantinos Lime, 101, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lesa; sons Vincent, Angel and Taateo; daughters Anita Navares, Shirley Miguel, Linda Daniel, Sally Tomas, Lillian and Sandra Lime, Helen Hunt and Susan Bailey; 48 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Updated information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Yukie McCormick

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Feb. 24, 2015
Yukie McCormick, 94, of Kailua, a retired pantry cook for the Spencecliff Corp. at the Ranch House, died in Waipahu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by daughters Diane E. Harada and Deborah Ann McCormick, sister Jean Shimasaki, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Francis Ray Kapelakapuokaka’e McMillen

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Feb. 7, 2015
Francis Ray Kapelakapuokaka’e McMillen, 89, of Wahiawa, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and chairman of the Board of Education, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Joan Tanner, Georgia McMillen and Martha Grant; sister Kehaulani Schroeder; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Tamotsu Muranaka

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Feb. 23, 2015
Tamotsu “Tamo” Muranaka, 88, of Keaau, Hawaii, a boiler room supervisor at Hamakua Sugar and Hilo Coast Processing, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Pohai Malama. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Lloyd and Paul; daughters Leelynn “Kaimi” Lagat, and Tammy and Kellcia Muranaka; hanai daughters Tracey Yamane and Ashley Pacheco; brother Rodney; sisters Yaeko Nakashima and Sumie Arai; companion Barbara Mitts; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo or Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3830. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Rose Etsuko Nishimura

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Feb. 19, 2015
Rose Etsuko Nishimura, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Satoshi, daughters Amy F. and Lora H., and sisters Asako Fukuki and Ruth Kaneda. Private services.

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Ethel Suzuye Ochiai

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March 8, 2015
Ethel Suzuye Ochiai, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Leahi Hospital medical technician, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son David H., three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life noon-3 p.m. Wednesday at 1031 21st Ave., Honolulu. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: www.diamondheadmortuary.com.

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Dolores Josephine Paine

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March 5, 2015
Dolores Josephine “DJ” Paine, 82, of Wahiawa, a Dole Pineapple Plantation employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Violet Flores. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Wahiawa Community Church of the Nazarene. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Nathan James Ching

Posted On March 13th, 2015 -

March 1, 2015
Nathan James “Nate Dogg” Ching, 38, of Kailua-Kona, a self-employed painter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nicola Nakama-Ching; sons Noah and Cyrus; daughter ‘Ale’a; father Lorrin; mother Sue; brother Aron; sisters Alexis, Jessica and Cassidy; and hanai brother Peter Vanderpoel. Private services.

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Francis Chung Wun Shon

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Jan. 29, 2015
Francis Chung Wun Shon, 87, of Mililani, a retired Holmes & Narver foreman and an Army veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by brother George C.H. and sisters Hannah Lee and Eva Shon. Private services.

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Anita Rivera Martin Cunningham

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March 6, 2015
Anita Rivera Martin Cunningham, 85, of Redlands, Calif., died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Henry, Charles “Charlie” and Anthony “Ricky” Newman; daughters Quintina “Sasie” Coutain, Cynthia Collins and JoAnn Robinson; brother David “Bobby” Martin; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services in Glendora, Calif. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: dignitymemorial.com/oakdale-mortuary.

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Elva Joel Stallard

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Jan. 25, 2015
Elva Joel Stallard, 82, of Fernley, Nev., formerly of Kailua, an auto machinist and owner of Precision Motor Rebuilders, and a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Reno, Nev. He was born in Clinchco, Va. He is survived by wife Rachel M.; sons Robert L. and James A.; daughters Joanna L. Stallard-Peard, Lori A. Baker and Tina M. DuVoisin; and brother Frank A. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Kalama Beach Club, Kailua. Celebration of life and potluck to follow. Casual attire. Flowers, seeds or plants welcome.

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Umeyo Furuichi

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March 1, 2015
Umeyo Furuichi, 98, of Wahiawa, a retired housekeeper for private households, died in Island Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Keith and sister Momo Hayashi. Private services.

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Maleifua Suiaunoa

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Feb. 12, 2015
Maleifua Suiaunoa, 47, of Waianae died in Honolulu. He was born in Manua Ofu, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Jane B.; son Malei Jr.; daughters Foncy F., Samantha J. and Sosefina J.; brothers Uigaese, Talani and Taumalo; and sisters Logoua Tui, Lilivale Moe and Eunike Westbrook. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Arthur Gonsalves

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Feb. 20, 2015
Arthur “Ata” Gonsalves, 84, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired state employee, died at home. He was born in Halaula, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Winnie, daughters I. Dede Caravalho and Ekela Kahuanui, sons Crawford and A. Ikaika, sister Irene G. Wilhelm, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services scheduled for Saturday have been postponed and new services will be announced at a later date. Private committal services. No flowers. Updated information for an obituary published Feb. 28.

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Dentoku Dan Taba

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Feb. 17, 2015
Dentoku Dan Taba, 97, of Honolulu, a shipping inspector, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ned and Jed, sister Janice Kashiwamura and four grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Abraham M. Guillermo

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Feb. 10, 2015
Abraham M. Guillermo, 81, of Waipahu died in Venice, Fla. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Guy, brother Benjamin, sister Josephine, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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