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For Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Amante Q. Aurelio
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.

Santiago Quiamas Cadaoas
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.

Viola Kuwehu Bartels Pahia Choi
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.

Gloria Del Rosario
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.

Robert A. Distiso
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: Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Tuesday.

Chiyoko Matsuda Kuwada Iwamoto
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:

Robert Lee Keller
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: Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

In Sup Kim
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:

Ellen Kam Kwai Lum
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.

Rosenda Natividad Magallanes
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.

Lola N. Mench
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:

Dean Shigeo Morimoto
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:

Yoshiharu Okamura
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.

Blake Tyler Snyder
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.

Richie Aslor Villanueva
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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