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Ah Chun Lee

Posted On May 19th, 2011 -

May 12, 2011
Ah Chun Lee, 96, of Hilo, a retired cattle rancher, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kalapana, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Edward and Wendell, daughters Nora Kam and Linda Lee, hanai daughter Sarah Leialoha, brother Ah Choy, caregiver Rachel Kaholoaa, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 am. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

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Avelina Villanueva

Posted On May 18th, 2011 -

April 24, 2011
Avelina Villanueva, 66, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a Pioneer Hybrid laborer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Pilar, Abra, Philippines. She is survived by husband Rogelio; sons Sandy, Marlon, Roldan, Ronald, Rick and Reynante; daughters Annalyn Caberto and Pilita Talingdan; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Eleele Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Masae Wakatsuki

Posted On May 18th, 2011 -

May 12, 2011
Masae Wakatsuki, 92, formerly of Waialua, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Alan, daughters Karen Gieser and Janice Yee, brother Kichitaro Kobayashi, sister Helene S. Watanabe and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Benigna Dayacos Butac

Posted On May 18th, 2011 -

April 12, 2011
Benigna Dayacos “Bea” Butac, 84, of Mililani, a retired cook at Army Air Force Exchange Services at Schofield Barracks, died in Honolulu. She was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Manuel and Jesus “Skip” Realin, and Reinold and Fausto “Stanley” Butac; daughters Angelita Dapper and Esraelita “Joyce” Lee; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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LaVerne Theresa Calonico

Posted On May 18th, 2011 -

May 10, 2011
LaVerne Theresa Calonico, 85, of Kailua, a retired California state employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband Frederick, son Frederick Jr., daughter Karen Tam, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s of Padua Church, Kailua. Mass: 11 a.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date in Colma, Calif. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to St. Anthony’s of Padua Church, 148-A Makawao St., Kailua, HI 96734; or Church of the Epiphany, 827 Vienna St., San Francisco, CA 94112. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Carol Katsuyo Makahanaloa

Posted On May 18th, 2011 -

May 2, 2011
Carol Katsuyo Makahanaloa, 72, of Kapolei, a Bank of Hawaii loan officer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joseph, sons Ainsley K. and Samuel, daughters Kara Kaneshiro and Betsy L. Bush, brother Dr. Hamilton McCubbin, sister Joni Fabrao, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Kamehameha Schools Chapel. Services:
2 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers; lei welcome. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Keith H. Nakano

Posted On May 18th, 2011 -

April 4, 2011
Keith H. Nakano, 60, of Honolulu, a Costco retiree and owner of KHN Contracting, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wendy, sons Joshua and Caleb, parents Keiji and Betty, and sisters Janice Ogoso and Lori Nakano. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Aina Haina Kingdom Hall. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Francisco Fernandez Pagay Sr.

Posted On May 18th, 2011 -

April 25, 2011
Francisco Fernandez Pagay Sr., 98, of Waipahu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiree, died in Waipahu. He was born in San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Neri L., son Francisco Jr., daughters Carolyn C. Locquiao and Cynthia A. Yates, brother Rosario F., 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Stanley Masakazu Sato

Posted On May 18th, 2011 -

April 12, 2011
Stanley Masakazu Sato, 74, of Waialua died in Aiea. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Pamela and brother Marven. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Haleiwa Jodo Mission, 66-279-A Haleiwa Road.

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Pauline Sentinella

Posted On May 18th, 2011 -

May 15, 2011
Pauline Sentinella, 71, of Kahului, a St. Anthony’s School secretary, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by brother Hank and sister Harriet Pacheco. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial at a later date at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Richard Hisayuki Tanigawa

Posted On May 18th, 2011 -

May 12, 2011
Richard Hisayuki Tanigawa, 75, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Myra, sons Dale and Wes, daughter Laura, brother Wally, sisters Lillian Morikawa and Ruth Nojiri, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Missionary Church, 95-801 Kipapa Drive. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jerry Moki‘au Kauhane

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

April 23, 2011
Jerry Moki‘au Kauhane, 70, of Kaneohe, a Princess Kaiulani Hotel employee and Germaine’s Luau escort, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda; sons Mark and Shane; daughters Paddy, Robin and Tamilyn; brothers Sonny, Charlie, Kapu, Melvin, Oliver and Killarney; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Germaine’s Luau, 91-119 Olai St., Kapolei. Ceremony is open to everyone; RSVP to Paddy at 454-3256. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Heart Association.

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Helen Moehaulani Dulcie Kapahua Young

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

May 7, 2011
Helen Moehaulani Dulcie Kapahua Young, 79, of Waipahu, a retired Kalihi-Uka Elementary School cafeteria cook, died in Waipahu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Patrick A., daughter Patricia Young-Spivak, brothers Alvin and Reynold Kapahua, sister Audrey Antonio, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Elizabeth Kapeka Hoomanawanui Lee

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

May 14, 2011
Elizabeth Kapeka Hoomanawanui “Peka” Lee, 84, of Hilo, a retired kupuna at Keaukaha and Waiakea Waena elementary schools, and former Hawaii Community College Hawaiian cultural instructor, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kainaliu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Kwai Wah; son Darren T.W.M.; daughters Deborah L. Lee, Drusilla Hualalai Johsens, Derede Pikake Kimata and Denby K. Toci; sisters the Rev. Martha Kamai and May Grover; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Haili Congregational Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Aloha attire.

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Margaret Nailima Zinkie

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

Jan. 7, 2011
Margaret Nailima Zinkie, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village housekeeper, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Kalawao, Molokai. She is survived by daughter Shirley Olsen Vigilante, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Saturday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire.

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Yolanda Catherine McAngus

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

May 7, 2011
Yolanda Catherine McAngus, 99, of Kaneohe, an employee for the Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Armstrong, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Alex III and Milton, daughter Christine Currah, brother Francis A. Lee, 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Church. Services: 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice Foundation.

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Love‘i Ka‘aha‘aina McGuire-Guerrero

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

May 8, 2011
Love‘i Ka‘aha‘aina McGuire-Guerrero, infant daughter of Matthew H. McGuire and Julia Guerrero of Kaunakakai, Molokai, died in Molokai General Hospital, Kaunakakai. She was born in Kaunakakai. She is also survived by sister Kailana and grandparents Frank and Dollyann Guerrero, Stanley and Manono Rapanot, and David Auld. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Ka Hale Laa o Iruselema Hou Church, Kalamaula, Molokai. Services: 9:30 a.m.

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Jayzen Aleni Kekoanonaponoekukaha‘aheo Asuncion-Kahoali‘i

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

May 4, 2011
Jayzen Aleni Kekoanonaponoekukaha‘aheo Asuncion-Kahoali‘i, infant son of Kalani Asuncion and Javonne Kahoali‘i of Waianae, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by grandparents Aleni and Deborah Snell, and Alani Kahoali‘i and Kala Young-Kahoali‘i; and great-grandparents Fa’atulou Vea, John Kahoali‘i Sr., Barbara Rivera and Paul and Janice Young. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Robert David McLellan

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

May 11, 2011
Robert David “Mac” McLellan, 74, of Puna, Hawaii, a retired Modern Builders contractor and a Marine Corps veteran, died at home. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by sons Orion and Victor; daughters Jeanene Sebstad, Kapua Helm and Robbie Ann Shimose; hanai sons Joel Behr and Kelly and William Taylor; sisters Mary Alice Foster and Anne Rutzen; former wife Annie Makuakane; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Salvacion Sambrano Duyao

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

April 17, 2011
Salvacion Sambrano Duyao, 83, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in San Nicholas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Laureano Jr. and Jeffrey, daughters Fely Cabralda and Bernadette Royal, brothers Hovencio and Rodolfo Sambrano, sisters Petra Gomez and Corazon Topacio, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Hisashi Noguchi

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

April 23, 2011
Hisashi “Mike” Noguchi, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Waialae Country Club manager, died. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Violet M., sons Michael M. and Philip I., and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Gregory Keith Evans

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

May 6, 2011
Gregory Keith Evans, 49, of Honolulu, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Wilmington, Del. He is survived by wife Keiko; sons Dallas and Connor; mother Pearl; brothers Derrick, Bill and Mike; and sister Cheryl Patterson. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

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Amelie Bedan Padsing

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

April 23, 2011
Amelie Bedan “Amy” Padsing, 29, of Las Vegas, a homemaker, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Mindanao, Philippines. She is survived by father Loreto; mother Dionicia B.; brothers Ricky, Ele and Gemilo “Jay”; and sisters Emily P. “Lyn-Lyn” Balingoay and Levie Padsing. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Pink or white attire.

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Lucena C. Galsote

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

April 28, 2011
Lucena C. “Lucing” Galsote, 71, of Hilo, a housekeeper at the Naniloa Hotel in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Eliseo and Nicolas; daughter Pauline Cubar; hanai daughter Cynthia Gerona; brothers Elpedio, Bernard and Rolf Cuaresma; sisters Generosa Guerzon and Virginia Cuaresma; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire.

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Joseph Ernest Pierson

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

May 7, 2011
Joseph Ernest “Jojo” Pierson, 69, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Parker Ranch maintenance employee and former construction roofer, died in Waimea. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Sarah; son Kona; brothers Nicholas and Leroy Lopez, and Thomas and John Matias; sisters Antonia Haskell, Mary Soares and Anita Vierra; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 28 at Imiola Congregational Church, Waimea. Services: 11 a.m. Call 987-9636 or 885-3421.

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Franklin Takashi Iha

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

May 9, 2011
Franklin Takashi Iha, 73, of Honolulu, a Leeward Community College associate professor of mathematics, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn, daughters Renee Gutierrez and Michelle Iha-Yu, brother Eric, sister Takeko Cox and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Kingsley C. Sur

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

Feb. 9, 2011
Kingsley C. Sur, 69, of Knoxville, Tenn., died in Knoxville. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sydney Childers; son Marcus; daughter Alexandra; brothers Walter, Joseph and David; and sisters Elsie Kim, Audrey Chun and Winifred Weaver. Services held in Knoxville. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Florence Sumie Iwamoto

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

May 5, 2011
Florence Sumie Iwamoto, 82, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education library assistant at Roosevelt High School, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael S., daughters Valerie I. Lum and Lisa Anne Y. Matsumoto, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Kalihi Union Church. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Janet West Suter

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

May 8, 2011
Janet West Suter, 69, of Kailua-Kona, a retired real estate rental business owner, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Michael and David, brother Richard West and two grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 482, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740; or Hawaii Island Humane Society, 74-5225 Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.

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Hwa Yeop Ju

Posted On May 17th, 2011 -

May 5, 2011
Hwa Yeop Ju, 73, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by sons Won Il and Moung Il Joo; daughter Hae Mi Kurata; brothers Koung Hwan and Pil Hwan Hwang; sisters Sun Yeop, Sun Nyun and Sun Chan Hwang; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers.

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