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Obituaries for May 4

Michael Anthony Bonafede, 64, of Honaunau died April 9. Born in New York, he was a construction worker. Celebration of life service 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Ali‘i Beach Park in Haleiwa, Oahu. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by wife, Gay; mother, Julia Bonafede of Las Vegas; daughter, Anela (Pohaku) Veriato of Honaunau; brothers, Bob (Michelle) Bonafede of Washington and Rick (Susan) Bonafede of California; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Stanislaw Szeliga, 72, of Hilo died April 20 at home. Born in Carlsrue, Germany, he was a retired aircraft mechanic for United Airlines and a U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran. Graveside urn committal service noon Wednesday (May 9) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Carla Lee Szeliga of Hilo; son, Dennis Szeliga of Hilo; daughter, Stacey Kilty of Mountain View; mother, Anna Szeliga of New York; brothers, Ted (April) Szeliga of North Carolina and Joe (Sharon) Szeliga of New York; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Walter Itsuo Tanaka, 86, of Hilo died April 22 at home. Born in Papaikou, he was the proprietor of the former Wally’s Meat Market and Mizoguchi Lunch Shop in Hilo. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Frances Tanaka of Hilo; daughter, Kelly (Daren) Kodani of Hilo; brother, George (Lynn) Tanaka of Honolulu; sisters, Lorraine (James) Inouye and Grace (Roy) Moriyama of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Toyoko Tanaka and Tokiko Tanaka of Hilo; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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