Soon Hoh Young

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April 15, 2016
Soon Hoh Young, 87, of Honolulu, a retired kitchen helper at McDonald’s in Aina Haina, died in Honolulu. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Kin Choon, Cheok Seng, Brian, Cheok Moon and Richard; daughters Darlene Y.L. Wong and Julia Fritz; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation and Chinese Taoist services: 9-11 a.m. May 11 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Faatulou Sarah Vea

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April 30, 2016
Faatulou Sarah Vea, 70, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by three sons, seven brothers, six sisters, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. May 6 at New Life Church at Beretania Street and Nuuanu Avenue. No flowers. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Mark Tuli To’omata Jr.

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April 25, 2016
Mark Tuli “Maleko” To’omata Jr., 40, of Waipahu died in the Queen’s Medical Center West Oahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father the Rev. Maka, mother Lalaai Evelyn, brothers Failauga Peleti and Joseph Satele, and sisters Monaliza Hanner and Candace Ga’opo’a. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. May 12 at Parker United Methodist Church, Kaneohe. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Gary Alan Tamala

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April 17, 2016
Gary Alan Tamala, 66, of Honolulu, a VIP Transportation dispatcher, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Marcus and Marty, daughter Marla, brother Edwin, sister Sharon, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Sirinee Sugai

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April 18, 2016
Sirinee Sugai, 52, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a room attendant at various hotels, waitress at various restaurants and KTA courtesy clerk, died at home. She was born in Chiang Rai, Thailand. She is survived by husband Neal and sisters Jun Daechaiwong and Thida Thaothep. Private services.

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Christopher Shohachi Sasaki

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April 24, 2016
Christopher Shohachi “Chris” Sasaki, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education school counselor and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Teresa, sons Bruce and Terence, daughter Crystal Ikeda, brother Robert and four grandchildren. Private services.

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William P. Pacheco Jr.

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Feb. 19, 2016
William P. Pacheco Jr., 79, of Xenia, Ohio, formerly of Hilo, an Army veteran, died in Ohio. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Grayson, Derek, Brian and Jonathan; daughter Alicea DeGuzman; stepdaughter Tonya J. Bailey; brothers Walter, Patrick and Abraham; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Privates services. Condolences may be sent to Grayson Pacheco, 1213 Kaala Ave., Wahiawa, HI 96786.

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Carmen Derige Nguyen

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April 27, 2016
Carmen Derige Nguyen, 65, of Cape Coral, Fla., a retired Hawaii USA Credit Union loan officer, died in Cape Coral. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Lao Thanh; sons Brandon T. Derige, and Michael T. and Jonathan T. Nguyen; brother Ernesto Derige; sisters Erlinda Malano and Antonina Derige; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. May 8 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. May 9 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Harumi Yamaguchi Nanbu

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April 30, 2016
Harumi Yamaguchi Nanbu, 92, of Lihue, a retired Hideaway Bar bartendress, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Glenn and Irvin, sister Ellen Okada and two grandchildren. Private graveside services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Harold Masayuki Morikawa

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March 28, 2016
Harold Masayuki Morikawa, 75, of Mililani, a retired Japan Airlines Inc. agent, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sachiko, daughters Iris N. Morikawa Caslin and Charol Y. Morikawa, sister Amy Hagihara, brothers Herbert and Daven, and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Alexander K. Mito

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March 8, 2016
Alexander K. “Alec” Mito, 89, of Pearl City died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carole K., son Alan, daughters Patricia Kitabayashi and Alison Mito, sister Hilda Klenske, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Mary Ann Mitsuyo Matsushige

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April 24, 2016
Mary Ann Mitsuyo Matsushige, 102, of Lihue, a retired Big Save clerk, died in The Regency at Puakea. She was born in Nawiliwili, Kauai. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

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Dolores Silva Lacerna

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April 19, 2016
Dolores Silva Lacerna, 85, of Waipahu died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Daniel, Rodolfo, Joselito and Teddy; daughters Maria Teresa and Liwayway Lacerna, and Marilou Cunningham; sister Nena Alvarez; 15 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Services to be held in the Philippines. Condolences: ballardfamily moanaluamortuary.com.

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Tripina Pio Labrador

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April 23, 2016
Tripina Pio Labrador, 77, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a farmworker at Strawberry Farm in Kamuela, Hawaii, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua in Honokaa. She was born in Asingan, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Zacarias D., sons Ramil and Ruben, daughters Marifi Labrador and Rosita Paine, numerous brothers and sisters, 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services and committal services to be held at a later date in the Philippines.

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Hannah Imelda Kipili

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April 5, 2016
Hannah Imelda “Hana” Kipili, 91, of Ewa Beach, a retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel housekeeper, died in Hauula. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Darryl Shon and Darwin Kipili, daughters Charmaine Rodgers and Mapuana Loyola, brothers John and Daniel Kaheaku, sisters Evelyn Kaahanui and Miriam Portolero, 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. May 11 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. May 12 at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Entombment at noon at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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James Kealoha Jr.

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April 6, 2016
James “Jimmy” Kealoha Jr., 85, of Honolulu, a retired Chevron refinery supervisor, Marine Corps mechanical specialist and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Joan, son Beldon, daughter Madonna Shiroma, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. May 7 at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, Honolulu. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Stanley Kameji Kaneshiro

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March 20, 2016
Stanley Kameji Kaneshiro, 92, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government health education welfare accountant and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Hilda T.; sons Stanley N. and Stuart; daughters Cheryl To, Ruth Fujita and Lynn Constantinedes; sisters Dora Yamada and Doris Kaneshiro; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Lorraine Yaeno Kanehiro

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April 4, 2016
Lorraine Yaeno Kanehiro, 73, of Honolulu, a beautician and owner of Lorraine’s Beauty Shop, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Barbara K. Kanehiro and Elaine C. Masuda. Private services.

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Sue Tsuyako Kakuda

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April 19, 2016
Sue Tsuyako Kakuda, 97, of Honolulu, a retired hotel housekeeper at the Hawaiian Regent, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Clifford T. and Leslie S., four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Helen Misao Iwasaki

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April 3, 2016
Helen Misao Iwasaki, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Maluhia Hospital registered nurse, died in Liliha Healthcare Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Lori T. Kuroiwa, brothers Robert Aimoto and Rodney Ikegami, sisters Pamela Mew and Arlette Ikegami, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Donald Dean Isbell

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April 26, 2016
Donald Dean Isbell, also known as “Don,” “Pops” and “Mr. Iz,” 85, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired high school teacher, musician and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Montier, Mo. He is survived by wife Virginia, sons David and Rick, daughters Mahealani Holzman and Iwalani Isbell, brother Jerry, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Gathering: 4 p.m. May 10 at Old Kona Airport pavilion in Kailua-Kona. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Barbara Jean Mew Lang Haili

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April 29, 2016
Barbara Jean Mew Lang Haili, 63, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired manager at the Salvation Army -the Sally Shop in Hilo and former bus driver at Ke’eaiki Preschool, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Walthum Jr., Sheldon and Chad; daughter Gerlyn Solis; hanai daughters Jodie Aiona and Erica Menzsa; hanai mother Sophie Aiona; brothers Charles Jr. and Edward Aiona; sisters Idalyn Isom and Ella Manuel; hanai sisters Laverne Hess, and Judy and Shawn Aiona; 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. May 11 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Pedrita Fuego Genesiran

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April 27, 2016
Pedrita Fuego Genesiran, 83, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Jimenez Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rodrigo and Julito; daughters Valeria Gadot, Levie Gaspar, Jeany Genesiran and Shirley Genovia; 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation and all-night vigil: 6 p.m. May 10 at the family’s residence, 75-199-A Kalani St., Kailua-Kona. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. May 11 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Updated information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Peter E. Colas

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May 1, 2016
Peter E. Colas, 79, of Mililani, a telephone company technician, died in Mililani. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by wife Sandra J.; son Christopher J.; daughters Carey A. Johnson, Kim Brogren and Teri Jo Colas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Manu o ke Kai Sports Canoe Club.

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Melvin Castaneda

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April 29, 2016
Melvin Castaneda, 71, of Hana, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Co. superintendent and retired Kahului Airport security guard, died in Hilo. He was born in Kapulena, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Keith K. and Craig, daughters Michele Castaneda and Jennifer Gleason, hanai daughters Makamae Smith and Christine Kaniho, brothers Larry and Michael, 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

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Harry August Avilla Jr.

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March 31, 2016
Harry August Avilla Jr., 76, of Aiea, a retired painter and an Air Force veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Jacqueline Ribellia; sons Albert, Aaron and Ivan; daughter Tammy Tavares; brothers Blaine, Gary, William and Robert; sister Cheryl; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial: 10-10:30 a.m. May 10 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. at Magic Island, picnic area No. 32. Casual attire.

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Betty Belle LaCount

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$nameBETTY BELLE LACOUNT Betty Belle LaCount, 88, Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away of natural causes on March 10, 2016 at Queen's Medical Hospital in Honolulu. She was born in Kouts, IN on September 23, 1927. She was the daughter of Louis Leslie LaCount and Miriam(Clinedenst) LaCount who preceded her in death. Betty graduated from Morgan Township High School and attended Indiana State University and the University of Hawaii. She followed her passion and began her teaching career in Indiana and then continued most of her teaching career in Honolulu, Hawaii. Betty taught at the preschool and elementary school levels and also served as a principal. One of her lifelong friends said that Betty had always wanted to teach children. Betty was a wonderful storyteller through her letters, conversations and teaching, sharing her knowledge, experiences and friendship. She enjoyed time spent with family and friends including her retired teacher group. After retirement, Betty volunteered at the Central Union Thrift Shop and supported various organizations and charities. She continued to pursue her interest of the Native Americans who settled in Indiana, their culture, lore and artifacts and the culture of Hawaii which became her home. As her friends in Hawaii said, "she was a daughter of Hawaii." She is survived by cousins: Suzanne LaCount of Valparaiso, Indiana, Nancy LaCount Hettinger(Skeets) of Louisville, Kentucky, and Thomas Valo(Pam) of Toledo, Ohio; her caretaker, Mickey Leong of Honolulu, Hawaii; and many special friends and former students. Betty donated her body to the Willed Body Program at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii with the hope that this would further medical education and research. Throughout her life, Betty supported various charities for education, medical research, and veterans. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice in celebration of Betty's life.

ASAO OGATA

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ASAO OGATA Age 95, of Pearl City, HI, passed away April 15, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born February 1, 1921 in Honolulu, HI. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired as an inspector for the Pearl Harbor Public Works Center. He is survived by sons, Ted (Melonie) Ogata, Ken (Becky) Ogata; daughter, Louise (Daniel) Funasaki; brothers, Saburo (Sharon) Ogata, Jerry (Jean) Ogata; sisters, Nancy Masako (Jinei) Arakaki, Alice Okamoto; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (May 11) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

SHANE PAUL QUIRK STOWELL

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$nameSHANE PAUL QUIRK STOWELL 34, Jan 6, 1982 - Mar 31, 2016 was a Passionate music lover, animal whisperer, Compassionate friend, brother, lover, and son. Born in Colorado, Shane grew up in Hawai'i with his late father, Clarence Eugene (Gene) Stowell, and his mother Pulelehua Ruth Marie Quirk. Living the life of a cowboy in his youth, he learned the ways of animals, danced, sang, and played music with his dad's band. At Honolulu Waldorf School he immersed himself in music and the arts and participated in land & ocean sports. He graduated Kaiser High School in 2001, and later pursued his love of music at Full Sail University, Orlando Florida, where he founded Quirk Recording Studio in 2009. After completing his MA in Entertainment Business (2010), he moved QRS to Hollywood, California. As a music producer, he loved helping artists fulfill their creative vision. Shane is survived by his mother; aunties, uncles, and cousins; his sweetheart Renae; a worldwide 'ohana of friends and family; his birth family on the mainland; and Ripley the WonderDog. Celebrate Shane's Life at Calvary by the Sea, 5339 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI on May 8. Gather at 3:23pm for Pupus & Story then at 4:22 the Celebration Begins!

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran