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Obituaries for April 15

Emily Agan, 88, of Keaau died March 28 at home. Born on Maui, she was a retired nurse at Hilo Medical Center. Public viewing 9 a.m. April 21 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Hilo. Service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park. Survived by sons, Gordon Agan of Keaau, Nathan (Jesica) Agan of Utah and Andres Agan Jr. of Nevada; daughters, Laura Medeiros of Keaau, Brenda (Melvin) Okano of Pepeekeo, Marlene (Eddie) Manzano of Pahoa, Charlotte (Michael) Paiva of Honolulu and Teri Agan of Mountain View; sisters, Josephine Vierra of Hakalau, Mildred Desjardins of Los Angeles, Virginia Yagong of Honokaa, Lily Lerma of Papaikou and Rose Edulan of Hilo; brother, Chris (Carrie) Edulan of California; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Felix “Fat” Deponte Embernate, 86, of Honokaa died March 28 at his daughter’s home. Born in Kalopa, he was a U.S. Army veteran, cane truck driver, poison gang truck driver and heavy equipment operator for the Paauhau Sugar Plantation and Hamakua Sugar, worked for Safeguard Security in Waimea and entertained at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel with the group Benny and the Aikanes. Visitation from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday (April 20) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo; wake service at 7 p.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary Crematory. Visitation again from 8-9:30 a.m. April 28 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa; memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Urn burial at later date. Survived by wife, Loretta S. Embernate of Honokaa; daughter, Lorrie A. Akina (Theodore) Ferguson of Honokaa; son, Scott J. (Hattie) Embernate of Hilo; brothers, Robert (Julie) Embernate Sr. of Honokaa, Rodolph “Rudy” Embernate of Kailua-Kona and Franklin (Leilani) Embernate of Kailua-Kona; sister, Linda Lou (Kazu) Takamine of Honokaa; sister in-law, Geraldine Embernate of Hilo; brother in-law, Benjamin Ballesteros of Paauhau; two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Charles “Pachie” “Chuck” Kahulilani Makanui Sr., 86, of Hilo died March 14 at home. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was a retired U.S. Postal Service worker, U.S. Army veteran, Hawaii music disc jockey for radio station KIPA, Gray Line tour driver, security guard at Naniloa Surf Hotel, Hilo Shopping Center and Kaiko‘o Mall and member of the Hawaiian Bowling Club, Anuenue Athletic Club and Puu Wai Opio Senior Softball Club. Private services held. Survived by wife, Carole Mae F. Makanui of Hilo; sons, Charles K. Makanui Jr. of Kailua-Kona, Craig (Missy) Makanui of Hillsborough, N.C., Charlton (Michele) Makanui of Hilo and Liwai (Mia) Makanui of Bothell, Wash.; daughters, Charmaigne Costley of Ogden, Utah, Cheryle (Brian) O’Brien of Kailua and Cyd (Garry) Hoffeld of Seaview; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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