Obituaries: July 28, 2020

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Santiago Cordero

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Santiago Cordero, 91, of Hilo, died July 13, 2020 at Hilo Medical Center. Born May 24, 1929, in Hilo, he was a retired diesel mechanic for HT&T and other diesel shops in Hawaii, a member of numerous Big Three Unions in Hawaii and a pastor of The Gospel of Alfa and Omega Church in Hilo.

Private services held.

He is survived by wife, Anna Cordero of Hilo; daughter, Sanvelyn Cordero of Hilo; sons, Anson Cordero and James Cordero of Hilo; sister, Josephine Galeon of Hilo; brother, Alfredo Cordero of California; numerous grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sueko Muramaru

Sueko “Sue” Muramaru, 87, of Paauilo, died July 23, 2020 at a care home. Born Aug. 23, 1932, in Kealia, Kauai, she was a retired medical receptionist, volunteer for Boy Scouts of America and member of Honokaa United Methodist Church and Kukaiau — Kaohe Kumiai.

Private services held.

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She is survived by husband, Sadao Muramaru of Paauilo; children, Steen Muramaru of Honokaa, Starr Muramaru of Portland, Ore., and Shane Y. (Theone) Muramaru of Paauilo; grandchildren, Thaysha (Jacob) Genegabuas of Hilo, and Talon Muramaru of Paauilo; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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