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Michael T. Fujita

Posted On May 17th, 2012 -

April 18, 2012
Michael T. Fujita, 48, of Waipahu, a certified public accountant and professor of accounting at Leeward Community College, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sharon, daughters Michele and Malia, mother Irene, brother Chad and sisters Shawn Leland and Tracie Marote. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Ervin L. Story

Posted On May 17th, 2012 -

May 14, 2012
Ervin L. Story, 85, of Lahaina, an Army veteran who served with the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion and a retired entrepreneur, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. He is survived by wife Francille, son Ervin L. Jr and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at King’s Cathedral, 777 Mokulele Highway, Kahului. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Marcelino Pascual Gabriel

Posted On May 17th, 2012 -

May 7, 2012
Marcelino Pascual “Celin” Gabriel, 100, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a former rice farmer in the Ilocos region of the Philippines and a retired Mauna Kea Sugar Co. planting machine crewman, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Camangaan, Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by sons Andy, Terry and Bernard; daughter Perpetua Melchor; brother Juan; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation:
9 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section, Hilo. Work or casual attire.

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Lillian Lu Sun

Posted On May 17th, 2012 -

May 6, 2012
Lillian “Lilly” Lu Sun, 93, of Honolulu, a retired food and beverage manager at Hilton Hawaiian Village, Holiday Inn Waikiki and Blum’s San Francisco, died in Hale Ola Kino. She was born in Beijing. She is survived by son Edward B.T., daughter Linda S. Crowder and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Entombment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Robert Blair Graham

Posted On May 17th, 2012 -

May 8, 2012
Robert Blair “Bob” Graham, 82, of Kuliouou, formerly of Boise, Idaho, a retired city director of data systems, died. He was born in Hot Lake, Ore. He is survived by wife Elizabeth L. Noroian; sons John W., Thomas L. and Roderick W.; brothers Charles P. and Franklin R.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Kilohana Methodist Church, 5829 Mahimahi St., Honolulu. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Tina Lee Takushi

Posted On May 17th, 2012 -

May 13, 2012
Tina Lee Takushi, 84, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by son Harry Allen, brother Soon Kun Lee and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jane Grace Kwock Hew

Posted On May 17th, 2012 -

April 20, 2012
Jane Grace Kwock Hew, 96, of Honolulu, a retired part-owner of Bingham Market, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Chauncey L. and daughter Shirley A. Petrak. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Cecil Zimbra

Posted On May 17th, 2012 -

April 28, 2012
Cecil Zimbra, 98, of Kaneohe, a retired pipefitter at Hickam Air Force Base, former paniolo at McCandless Ranch in Waimea, Hawaii, and retired custodian at Puohala Elementary School, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Ahualoa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Rudolph and Richard, daughters Betty Bazell and Margaret Silva, brother Morris, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann Catholic Church, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Kathy Emi Hosaka

Posted On May 17th, 2012 -

April 14, 2012
Kathy Emi Hosaka, 43, of Pearl City died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Joyce T. and sisters Arlene Nanri and Doreen Hosaka-Lum. Private services.

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Yoshiyuki Imai

Posted On May 17th, 2012 -

May 14, 2012
Yoshiyuki “Pop” Imai, 91, of Wailuku, a retired Fuku Construction carpenter foreman, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Haruye; son Jerry; daughters Janice Kitagawa, Sharon Otsubo, Sharleen Toyama and Aimee Arakawa; brothers Hideto and Noburo; sisters Yoshiko Fujiwara and Miyoko Hamaguchi; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Robert Eugene Jablonski

Posted On May 17th, 2012 -

May 14, 2012
Robert Eugene “Bob” Jablonski, 79, of Kailua-Kona, owner of BJ Pools and Spas, captain of commercial fishing boat the Manini and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by wife Linda, daughters Lori Jablonski and Lisa Graves, hanai daughter Jo Ellen Cerny, stepson Ross Crampton, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona Stake Center. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, 73-3245 Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Kailua-Kona. Casual attire.

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Stanley Hayao Kage

Posted On May 17th, 2012 -

April 29, 2012
Stanley Hayao Kage, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Aiea High School teacher, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Jason, brother Gerald, sisters Arlene Yamamoto and Harriet Ishitani, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Dean Shigeo Morimoto

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

April 22, 2012
Dean Shigeo Morimoto, 53, of Kailua, a plumbing contractor at Banzai Plumbing LLC, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rebekah; sons David, Michael and Joshua; mother Evelyn; and sisters Karen Ching, Cheryl Shimizu and Gayle Hamanaka. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church, Kailua. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Yoshiharu Okamura

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

April 26, 2012
Yoshiharu “Tommy” Okamura, 85, of Mililani, an Army veteran who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lillian Y.; sons Arnold, Miles and Alex; daughters Iris Martin and Ann Fujihara; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Blake Tyler Snyder

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

May 3, 2012
Blake Tyler Snyder, 23, of Kilauea, Kauai, died. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by parents Robert Snyder and Deborah Thorpe, brothers Copelen and Justice, sister Alexandria and grandparents Tom and Janet Thorpe, Judy and Jim Buckley, Amanda Snyder, and Robert and Lupe Snyder II. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hanalei Pier, Black Pot Beach. Paddle-out to follow services. Potluck and flowers welcome.

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Richie Aslor Villanueva

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

April 22, 2012
Richie Aslor Villanueva, 28, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Lorenzo C., mother Linda P. Aslor, brother Bruce and sister Rachelle. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Amante Q. Aurelio

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

May 4, 2012
Amante Q. “Mante” Aurelio, 58, of Hilo, a Papaya Processing Co. coordinator supervisor and a Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Espiritu, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marilyn; sons Jeffrey and Ronald; daughter Amelyn Dalmacio; mother Dolores; brothers Edgar, Robert and Cesar; sisters Delia Aguinaldo, Loida Susa, Lilybeth Orcino and Amelia Capuz; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Santiago Quiamas Cadaoas

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

May 7, 2012
Santiago Quiamas Cadaoas, 84, of Omao, Kauai, a retired Kauai County mechanic, died at home. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Della Silva, Kathleen Cabral and Valerie Lagazo; brother Dennis Mabini; sisters Evelyn Johnston and Florencia Pascua; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. May 26 at Holy Cross Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Viola Kuwehu Bartels Pahia Choi

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

March 25, 2012
Viola Kuwehu Bartels Pahia Choi, 86, of Ewa Beach, a carhop at Kau Kau Corner and waitress at Host Marriott at Honolulu Airport, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Leslie Leithead; daughters Kahuna Happy Pahia, Paulette Smith and Leslieann Liu; brothers James “Jim” and Fred P. Bartels, Patrick Sayers and Herbert “Toby” Inouye; sisters Louise Moniz, Geri Nogay, Virginia Arivizu, and Ululani and Momi Bartels; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Gloria Del Rosario

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

May 12, 2012
Gloria Del Rosario, 70, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired Hertz Rent-a-Car reservationist, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Lawrence; son John Flores; daughters Ann McGuire, Anna Marks and Margie Geiger; brothers Caesar, Henry, Fordolino “Paul” and Fidel “Pete” Dulan; sisters Estepania “Fannie” Alejandro, Benedicta “Bea” Case and Loretta Manuel; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Robert A. Distiso

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

May 3, 2012
Robert A. “Bob” Distiso, 72, of Honolulu, a buyer/sales representative for ABI Hawaii, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Waterbury, Conn. He is survived by daughters Deborah L. Childers and Dawn M. Takebayashi, stepdaughter Cheryl A. Sharkis, brother Franklin D., stepbrother William Raynor, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. today at Keneke’s Grill at Punaluu, 53-138 Kamehameha Highway. More information: www.kenekes.net. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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Chiyoko Matsuda Kuwada Iwamoto

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

April 21, 2012
Chiyoko Matsuda Kuwada Iwamoto, 96, of Kailua, a self-employed seamstress, died in Kailua. She was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Dorothy Mooso, five grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Robert Lee Keller

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

April 30, 2012
Robert Lee Keller, 94, of Kahala, owner of a chemical company and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Betty J., son Robert L. Jr., two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Donations suggested to Elks Club or Pacific Aviation Museum. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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In Sup Kim

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

May 2, 2012
In Sup Kim, 86, of Honolulu, a baker, died in Honolulu. He was born in South Korea. He is survived by wife Kum Sun; sons Chang Moon, Chang Sun, Chang Bok and Chan Ho; daughter Young Ja; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Pius X Church, Manoa. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ellen Kam Kwai Lum

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

April 28, 2012
Ellen Kam Kwai Lum, 76, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Roland; son Darryl; daughters Kristie Ching and Sherrie Garedo; brother Harry Soo; sisters Jennie Chow, Kathleen Ong and Evelyn Shiroma; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rosenda Natividad Magallanes

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

April 12, 2012
Rosenda Natividad Magallanes, 93, of Aiea died at home. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Felix, Dante, Jose and Danny; daughters Eusebia and Esther Ibera, and Maria Magallanes; brother Mandac Natividad; sister Lily Oliveros; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Lola N. Mench

Posted On May 16th, 2012 -

April 20, 2012
Lola N. Mench, 94, of Kaneohe, a retired Kailua Elementary School teacher, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Provo, Utah. She is survived by sons Ralph O., Aho‘i J., Kurt K. and Pali L.; daughters Lani K. Ka‘awaloa and Nani K. Pogline; 25 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Sunday at KEY Project Kahaluu, 47-200 Waihee Road. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Leona K.L. Au

Posted On May 15th, 2012 -

April 29, 2012
Leona K.L. Au, 74, of Santa Clara, Calif., and Honolulu died in Santa Clara. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wilfred K.M., daughter Wilna Y.Q. Fong, mother Helena D. Sue, sister Rowena S. Chow and a grandchild. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Melvin J. Padello

Posted On May 15th, 2012 -

April 18, 2012
Melvin J. Padello, 68, of Waipahu, a University of Phoenix professor, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara J.; son Cary K.J.; daughter Cara Lynn K. Baclaan; brothers Dennis, Steven and Wayne; sisters Bernadette Lau and Lori Ann Jovero; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Brian Robert Chang

Posted On May 15th, 2012 -

April 29, 2012
Brian Robert Chang, 60, of Laie, a retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charmaine, sons Brason “Kai-O” and Joaquin “JC” II, daughter Imiponomuanaaupunimoiokalani Origel, father Joaquin, brothers Bertram Kaleihoku and Bradley Pane, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 1st Ward Chapel. Services at noon. Cremation to follow.

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