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Obituaries for April 27

Yoshiko “Margaret” M. Ebesu, 94, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died Apr. 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in California, she was the retired proprietress of Pacific Products Co. in Honolulu and a member of Hilo Meishoin Fujinkai. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Robert (Betsy) Ebesu Jr. of Honolulu; daughters, Carolyn (William) Sewake of Hilo and Lei Ann (Raymond) Onishi of Honolulu; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Benita “Bening” “Bea” Esteban Garcia, 90, of Hilo, died April 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired cook for Volcano Golf and Country Club. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Urn burial to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by sons, Melvin (Linda) Celestino of Honolulu and Leo (Rowena) Garcia Jr. of Hilo; daughters, Patricia (Alden) Owan of Honolulu and Faye Leticia Garcia of Hilo; hanai son, Dustin Lee (Erica) Palisbo of Pepeekeo; brother, C. “Tac” (Arlene) Tacderan of Kona; sisters, Dolores Taylor and Helen Guerrero of Oahu; 21 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Bryson Kaualani Keliipio, 16, of Kailua-Kona died April 2 in Honolulu. Born in Waimea, he was a Kamehameha Schools student. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Mokuaikaua Church, Kailua-Kona. No flowers; dress in a color of the rainbow. Survived by mother, Michelle K. Keliipio Lee; stepfather, Branden K. Lee; father, Bryan F. Ward; brothers, Kenneth Nouchi Jr., Christian Lee, Llewellyn Lee II and Brock Akao-Ward; sisters, Shanika Tozer, Shaniah Tozer, Taylor Keliipio-Nouchi and Alicesa-Faith Lee; maternal grandparents, Donna R. (Hal) Davis and Charles K. (Denise) Keliipio; paternal grand parents, Douglas C. and Paulette C. Ward Jr.; paternal great-grandmother, Flora Cabreros; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary.

Thomas John Petersen, 79, of Hilo died April 18 at home. He was born in New York City. Services held. Survived by wife, Bonnie Petersen of Hilo; daughter, Diane Lee Petersen of Yukaipa, Calif. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Winifred Jean Van Doren, 94, of Mountain View died Apr. 18 at home. Born in England, she was a homemaker and retired high school English teacher. No services. Survived by daughters, Anna Van Doren of Mountain View and Mary (Ron) Boyle of Lincoln, Calif.; son, Mark Van Doren of Mountain View; six grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Masanobu Yagi, 91, of Hilo died Feb. 15. Born in Hilo, he was a retired distributor for Waldron and U.S. Army World War II and Korean War veteran. Services held. Survived by wife, Jennifer Yagi of Kurtistown; son, Lawrence N. (Debra) Yagi of California; daughters, Shirley F. (Guy) Yamashita of Oahu and Gloria N. (Rob) Carlile of Kaneohe; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.


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