Elizabeth Lee Berger, 88, of Washington, D.C., died Wednesday at home. She was born in Missoula, Mont. She is survived by Jean Bonner Pressey, Sheridan Pressey Collins and Margaret Pressey Wooding and seven grandchildren. Services to be held in Washington, D.C. Donations suggested to Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW, Washington, D.C. 20016 or the Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu 96814.

Thelma Kanealai Elderts Chu, 83, of Kailua, a retired Liberty House retail supervisor, died June 14 in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Patrick D., son Patrick K.T., daughter Pasha Mamo Leong, brother Guy Elderts, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. John by the Sea, Episcopal Church, 47-074 Lihikai Drive, Kahaluu. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Michael Louis Gibellino, 55, of Kailua-Kona, a retired insurance salesman, died last Tuesday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by Kristi Gintz and Kelly J. Services to be held in Oregon.

Alexander "Alika" Robertson Judd Jr., 37, of Alburquerque, N.M., died June 13 in Alburquerque. He was born in Colorado. He is survived by father Alexander "Sandy" R. Sr.; mother Lethalia "Tweetie" K. Jones; hanai mothers Barbara Reconia and Doreen Judd; grandmother Lena Mendonca; brothers Randy and Rocky Jones, Sam Casey and Fred and Marvin Judd; and sisters Bobbie-Jo Verano and Loretta Santana. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kaumakapili Church, 766 S. King St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Pauline Vegas Soto Kahao, 69, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died June 9. She was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. She is survived by husband George, son James, daughter Leilani Magno, brothers Louis and Marcelino Soto, sister Josephine Soto and four grandchildren. Services: noon at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Ernest Pascua Latorre, 64, of Pearl City, a retired Honolulu Fire Department battalion chief and a Honolulu Community College fire program lecturer, died June 7. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Irene, sons David and Dominic, daughter Gina Irene Ho, brother Francisco and three grandchildren. Services: 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Call after 8:15 a.m. Casual attire.

Eikichi "Eddie" Miyahira, 83, of Honolulu, a retired state of Hawaii custodian, died June 5 in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Betty; brothers Kametaro, Zenichi and Masao; and sister Doris Sueko Shiroma. Private services.

Larry Alapaki Samson Olpendo, infant son of parents Larry and Cherie Olpendo of Waialua, died June 10. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sisters Theresa, Nohelani and Larielyn; grandparents Warren and Sheila Ann Mizusawa and Hilario "Larry" and Carmelita "Lita" Olpendo; and great-grandparents Kazuo and Kimiko Mizusawa, and Victoria Paderes. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire.

Florence Miyako Serai, 93, of Honolulu, a retired state of Hawaii baker, died June 10. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by daughter Joanne S. Nakata and one grandson. Private services.

Maria Zabala Soriano, 90, of Hilo, a retired Naniloa Hotel room maid, died Friday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Ruben; daughters Alecia Martins, Eladia Mejia, Jose-phine Prestosa and Caroline Barangan; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thurs- day at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Vebencio Garcia Soriano, 89, of Waipahu, a retired Del Monte Corp. heavy equipment operator, died June 8. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Adela, daughter Mari Eagar, brothers Pedro and Juan, sisters Alejandra Quintos and Corizon Padilla and three grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Tatsuki "Tats" Yoshida, 85, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor, died June 6. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shigeko; sons Kenneth, Michael and Steven; brothers Jitsuri, Shikumi and Clement; and one grandchild. Private services.

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