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Obituaries for August 9

Katherine Rubio Alcoran, 95, of Keaau died July 31 at home. Born in Paukaa, she was a retired equipment operator for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. Services held. Survived by daughters, Patricia (Clyde) Birnbaum of Austin, Texas, Kathleen (Michael) Jenness of Waimea and Dolores (Ned) Shimabukuro of Keaau; sons, Andrew (Penny) Alcoran of Laupahoehoe and Robert Alcoran of Kona; sisters, Anne Camacho and Dorothy Ah Sing of Hilo, Shirley Ann Cecconi of Tennessee, Rose Marie (Frank) Martinez of Honolulu; brother, Robert Luciano (Clara) Rubio of Maine; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sally Toshiko Miyakaku, 99, of Hilo died July 30 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Papaikou, she worked in the family business, Maebo Noodle Factory, and was a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Buddhist Women’s Association. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughter, Lori (Ernest) Medeiros of Hilo; sisters, Chisato Holck of Kailua, Oahu, and Yoshie Masada of Kapaa, Kauai; sister-in-law, Rachael Maebo of Hilo; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mya Sein Paw u, 69, of Hilo died July 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in New York, he owned Hawaii’s Finest Snacks and worked for Heartland Payment Systems. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday (Aug. 11) at Homelani Memorial Park Chapel. Online condolences: Survived by son, Zak Paw u of Hilo; hanai sons, Zachary Cilino and Moses Lee of Hilo; an aunt. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Patrick Pua, 71, of Paauilo died July 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born on Maui, he was a stacker operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Plantation and member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Papaaloa. Graveside services 10 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 16) at Homelani Memorial Park in Hilo. Online condolences: Survived by daughters, Valerie (Patrick) M. Cox of Paauilo and Patricia (Leroy Decosta, fiance) H. Pua of Waimea; brothers, Chester Pua, Richard Pua and Larry Pua. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Claire Leland Riblett, 62, of Ocean View died July 25. Born in Lincoln, Neb., he was a commercial property maintenance worker. Memorial services at a later date. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Laura “Scooter;” daughter, Codee Cruz of Ocean View; sister Carol (Del) Hart of Apache Junction, Ariz.; a grandchild. Services provided by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.

Carol Ann Sadako “Tomita” Tanakaya, 81, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died July 24. Born in Hilo, she was a retired registered nurse for Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. Services held. No flowers. Memorial donations to Mount Carmel High School Music Foundation in San Diego or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Survived by children, Russell, Laurie and Gregg; sister-in-law Ellen; daughter-in-law, Beth; a grandson.


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