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Obituaries for January 5

Haruko Abe, 95, of Hilo died Dec. 26 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Clyde (Vicky) Abe of Honolulu; brother, Shigeo Murakami of Hilo; daughter-in-law, Norma Abe of Kaneohe; sister-in-law, Beatrice Murakami of Honolulu; three grandsons; three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

William “Sonny” Dinson, 70, of Lancaster, Calif., died Nov. 26 at home. Born in Honokaa, he was retired from Southern California Teamsters Union Local No. 399. Celebration of life at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at 85-4539 Mamalahoa Highway in Kealia. Survived by wife, Rhonda Dinson of Lancaster, Calif.; sons, William Brian Dinson and Kevin Dinson of Kealia, Shawn (Antoinette) Dinson of Paia, Maui, Mark Dinson, William Dinson Jr., and Colt Dinson of Lancaster; daughters, Clarissa (Dale) Matsumoto and Apryl (Dane) Sasaki of Kailua-Kona, Melissa (Kenneth) Tyson of Osawatomie, Kan.; brothers, Emilio Dinson Sr. of Kealia, Leonard (Jean) Dinson of San Diego, Louis (Sarah) Dinson and Ronald (Karen) Dinson of New Hall, Calif.; sisters, Laura (Stanley) Lacaden of Mililani, Oahu, and Lillian (Clyde) Tamanaha of Honalo; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Lark Beth Mahealani Helman, 62, of McConnellsburg, Pa., died Dec. 22 at Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, Pa. Born in Hilo, she was employed by Fulton County Partnership in McConnellsburg. Services held. Survived by husband, Alan B. Helman; daughter, Allison L. Helman of Pittsburgh; mother, Annie Wo Kahawai of Hilo; sister, Laurene “Lori” (Bill) Trumbo of Kailua-Kona; brother, Lance C. (Monique) Kahawai of Tempe, Ariz.; uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.


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