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Apolonia Cortez Fontanilla

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 5, 2016
Apolonia Cortez Fontanilla, 96, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Clemente, Urbano and Ruben; daughter Caridad Cortez; sister Feliciana Piano; brother Crispin Cortez; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Salaevalu Manuo Toilolo Thomsen

Posted On February 8th, 2016 -

Jan. 25, 2016
Salaevalu Manuo Toilolo Thomsen, 68, of Waipahu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by husband Billy; daughters Leuta and Matilda Toilolo; son Totoa Toilolo; sisters Lonise, Fitugafulu, Sepolataemo and Rowena Toilolo; brothers Oliovaigafa and Safsten Toilolo; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Laie Cemetery. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanalua mortuary.com.

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Tomasa Barruga

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 11, 2016
Tomasa “Masing” Barruga, 92, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Eddie, daughter Jane Cunningham, brother Manual Corotan and sister Marcela Rarangol. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Service: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Gene Michael Miner

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 29, 2016
Gene Michael Miner, also known as “Butch,” “Pops” and “Whitey,” 67, of Aiea, a security guard and Air Force retiree, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Mount Upton, N.Y. He is survived by wife Nicolasa S.A.; daughters Marsha L. Miner, Christi D. Colletti, Angie R. Swearingen and Leslie A.M. Cintron; brothers John and William; sisters Joan Wildenstein and Dianna Wheeler; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at Oahu Mortuary and Chapel. Service: 10 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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William P. Benevides Sr.

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 16, 2016
William P. Benevides Sr., also known as “Willy” and “Grandpa,” 91, of Hilo, an employee of Mana Transportation and American Factors, a retired Hawaii Tribune-Herald press operator and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Billy and David, daughter Marilyn Kamakawiwo’ole, brother Anthony, sister Fanny Gouveia, 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Wake service: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Trask Kalaauala Miranda Jr.

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 23, 2016
Trask Kalaauala “Kalau” Miranda Jr., 66, of Honolulu, a former caretaker of roads and trails at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Travis “Kamu,” daughters Monessa “Melani” Miranda and “Gina” Leilani Barga, sister Tane Koahou and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church. Service: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire.

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Lawrence Gi Heen Chang

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 22, 2016
Lawrence Gi Heen Chang, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired drafter for Hawaiian Telephone Co. and an Army and Air Force veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Lawrence E.; daughter Lizette Chang-Zahn; hanai son Christopher Zahn; brothers Alvin, Ernest and Leonard; sister Betty Chun; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Evening service: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at St. Ann Church, Kaneohe. Family remembrance: 11 a.m. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Sarah K. Nikaido

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 19, 2016
Sarah K. Nikaido, 85, of Paia, Maui, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Paia. She is survived by sons Reynold, Harvey and Stephen; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Paul Villanueva Dacanay

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Jan. 25, 2016
Paul Villanueva Dacanay, 68, of Kahului, a carpenter for Arisumi Brothers and Hawaiian Dredging, died in Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Paul Acosta; daughters Naomi Osborne and Paula Dacanay; hanai son Ikaika Pszyk; hanai daughter Kai Teeter; brothers Tony and James Silva, and Kenneth and Vincent Dacanay; sisters Marylou Gorospe and Caroline Lopez; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Service: 11 a.m. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Emiliano Tingabngab Pahayahay Jr.

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Feb. 1, 2016
Emiliano Tingabngab Pahayahay Jr., 47, of Ewa Beach, a carpenter, died at home. He was born in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He is survived by son Thomas E.; daughters Jade R. Goin and Cherrylle K. Roldan-Cadiz; brothers Ronnie and Archie; sisters Amy Alejo, Roseminda Wages, Lita Sadlucap, Mila Caliedo, Beth Jenkins and Jorie Jaralba; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Service: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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John Fredrick Davis

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 8, 2016
John Fredrick Davis, 50, of Honolulu, a former employee of Jim’s Appliance Repair Service in Waipahu, died at home. He was born in Chattahoochee, Ga. He is survived by father James K. Sr., brother Robert, and sisters Debra Rafael and Anna Davis. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at St. Anthony’s Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Frankie Marinas Paranada

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 1, 2016
Frankie Marinas Paranada, 78, of Pearl City, a retired employee of Rattan Art Gallery and Sizzler Steak House, died in Waianae. He was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Ines, sons Jimmy and Oliver, daughters Aurelia Malana and Judith Marinas, brother Cres, sister Aquilina Madriaga, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 10 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program: 11 a.m. Service: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Corrected information for an obituary published Feb. 6.

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Pearl Farias

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 21, 2016
Pearl Farias, 66, of Lihue, owner of a cleaning service, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by husband Christopher “Chris”; sons Robert and Trini Gonzalez; daughters Debra, Sandra and Tessie Gonzalez; brother Joseph Gonsalves; sisters Evelyn Joseph, Helen Tozer and Patsy Clymer; 26 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel, Koloa, Kauai. Service: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Jerry Lupe Ponce

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 30, 2016
Jerry Lupe Ponce, 70, of Kahului died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by uncles, aunties and cousins. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Makawao. Mass: 11 a.m. Urn burial to follow at the church cemetery. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Joseph John Gonzales Sr.

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 30, 2016
Joseph John Gonzales Sr., 84, of Kula, Maui, a retired Realtor, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Dorothy J., son Joseph J. Jr., daughters Ethelreada Bode and Renee A. Gonzales, brother Gilbert, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 12 at Holy Ghost Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jose Tiglao Rivera

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 7, 2016
Jose Tiglao Rivera, 90, of Aiea, an Army veteran and a retired security police captain for the Department of Defense at Clark Air Base, Philippines, died in Aiea. He was born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalina T.; sons Alexander, Gerardo, Joseph and Marlo; daughters Theresa Mercado, Lorna Bolosan, Pamela Teopaco and Rosanna Brown; brother Edmundo; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 11 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Wake service: 6 p.m. Committal service: 11 a.m. Feb. 12 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Joyce Shigeko Hara

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 23, 2016
Joyce Shigeko Hara, 81, of Hilo, a retired salesperson, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Santa Ana, Calif. She is survived by son Alan, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Feb. 13 at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Service: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Emma Saki

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 24, 2016
Emma Saki, 95, of Lahaina, a retired Royal Lahaina Hotel housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Mike and Akoni Vierra, daughters Julie Hill and Sandra Vierra, hanai daughters Katie Nishihira and Hami Bullion, 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 13 at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Andres I. Ibarra

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 22, 2016
Andres I. Ibarra, 83, of Kahului, a janitorial business owner, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Matilde, daughter Belinda Arrieta, sister Remedios Bautista and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at Norman’s Mortuary. Prayer service: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Blessing: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Joshua Dean Kahekili Sampoang

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 26, 2016
Joshua Dean Kahekili “Josh” Sampoang, 29, of Ewa Beach, a Young Brothers employee, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Juliana M. “Julie,” stepfather Mark Gentry, brothers Kalae Sampoang and Jacob Russell, stepbrother Johnny Gentry and stepsister Noelle Russell. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Service: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nobuyoshi Jio

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 14, 2016
Nobuyoshi Jio, 95, of Kahului, a retired Maui Pineapple Co. truck driver, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by sisters Sumiko Suzuki and Tomiko Tagawa. Private services. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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William Charles Sardinha

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 16, 2016
William Charles “Billy” Sardinha, 59, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commerical & Sugar Co. crane operator and tournahauler operator, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Wilsand, Trysand and Krysand; stepdaughters Aaralynn and Aaralee DeCambra and Aaralyle Decambra-Moniz; mother of his children Sandra; mother Beatrice; brother Michael; sisters Virgie Delapinia, Corinna Cadiz and Denise Sardinha; and 18 grandchildren. Family visitation: 5 p.m. Feb. 12 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Friends visitation: 6 p.m. Service: 7 p.m. Urn burial: 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Martha Chiyoko Kupihea

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 23, 2016
Martha Chiyoko “Mata” Kupihea, 63, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Keala and Kekoa; daughter Noelani Kupihea-Kahala; brothers Michael, Thomas and Vincent Higashi; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

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Yoshiharu Tsubouchi

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 13, 2016
Yoshiharu Tsubouchi, 83, of Honolulu died in Mililani. He was born in Kyoto, Japan. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; son Brodwick M.; daughters Lynn Lee, Kathryn Kim and Karen Bryan; brother Yoshinobu; sisters Chizuko Sakakida, Hisako Fujiwara, Kazuko Sano and Chieko Honda; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Siliaga Wesley Lemafa Sr.

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 26, 2016
Siliaga Wesley Lemafa Sr., 83, of Ewa Beach, a retired carpenter, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Matuu, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Sameme; sons Siliaga Jr. and Setu; daughters Sameme Hicks, Sileloa Smart and Sara Fa’apouli; brother Setu; sister Sileloa Fa’agau; 25 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Service: 6 p.m.

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Elizabeth Nania Welch

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Feb. 3, 2016
Elizabeth Nania Welch, 62, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Hauula. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jestin Keo; daughters Donna, Love, Cherish, Tasha, Shantel “Sugar” and Thelma “Micey”; brother Dennison Kalua; sisters Jackie Keliihoomalu, Jocelyn Fry and Nancy Kamanu; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Feb. 13 at Greater Mount Zion Holiness Church. Service: 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Iwalani Leling Leopoldo

Posted On February 7th, 2016 -

Jan. 1, 2016
Iwalani Leling Leopoldo, 76, of Waianae, a retired Navy Exchange employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Norman Jr. and Bertram Leopoldo and Michael, Anthony and Patrick Roque; daughter Constance “Connie” Mahuka; stepson Thomas; stepdaughters Kathy Terry, Jacqueline Leopoldo, Donna Virgin and Doreen Palumbo; brother Alan “Bobo” Tabayoyon; sisters Wendy Kalili, Francis “Fat” Victorino and Constance “Connie” Rohas; 29 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 11 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Service: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Feb. 1 and 2.

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Elizabeth Pualani Wessel

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Jan. 7, 2016
Elizabeth Pualani Wessel, 76, of Hilo, a retired front-office hotel clerk and retail sales clerk, died in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Terry K. and Paul K.; hanai daughter Hassie Zitnik; brothers Andrew Jr., Robert “Bobby” and John Kualii; sister Rachel Melim; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Service: 10 a.m. Graveside urn committal service: 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Lei welcome.

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Cristeta dela Cruz Agno

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Jan. 16, 2016
Cristeta dela Cruz Agno, 91, of Barangay 6, Tonoton, Philippines, a homemaker, died in Tonoton. She was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Leonard, Luciano and Mario; daughters Antonio Erice, Soledad Andrada, Erlinda Alcon and Nida Felipe; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Service: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mildred Moanaliha Uwekoolani Manoa

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Jan. 21, 2016
Mildred Moanaliha Uwekoolani Manoa, 73, of Wailuku died at home. She was born in Kanaio, Maui. She is survived by sons George III, James, William and Keaumiki; daughters Violet Santos, Claudia Manoa and Deborah M. Sylva; 16 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Feb. 12 at Norman’s Mortuary. Service: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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