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Obituaries for March 13

Toshiyuki “Fish” Yamaoka, 88, of Hilo died March 11 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was a retired heavy equipment diesel mechanic for M. Sonomura Contracting Co. and a member of the Operating Engineers Local Union #3 and Hiluhilu Kumiai. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; memorial service at 11. Casual attire. Survived by wife Eiko Yamaoka of Hilo; brother Dr. Ronald Yamaoka of Honolulu; sisters Masako Ballesteros of Hilo, Sumiko Kim of Pearl City, Oahu, Kiyomi Okura of Hilo and Fumie Kaneshiro of Las Vegas; hanai family Sung Ki Kwak of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Edward Costorio, 72, died at his home in Wailuku, Maui. Born in Ookala, he was a former member of the Ookala Boxing Club and Kamehameha Canoe Paddling Club of Oahu, a graduate of Laupahoehoe High School and Cannon Business College, a Navy veteran who served during the Cuban Missile Crisis and was a retired IT program analyst from Hawaiian Airlines. Services at 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. Condolences to Ursula Costorio-Meyer, 436 Kanani PIace, Honolulu, HI 96817 or Ululani Tolentino, P.O. Box 2544, Wailuku, HI 96793. Survived by son Ulrike “Andy” Costorio of Oahu; daughters Ursula (Steve) Costorio-Meyer of Oahu, and Zerwas “Ululani” (Maka) Tolentino of Maui; brothers Richard (Lisa) Costorio of Hilo and Reuben (Annette) Costorio of Kamuela; sisters Lenora Costorio of Oahu, Lorraine (Aurellio Abellera) Akhay of Pahala, and Esther Criste of California; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.


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