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Taps: Michael Del Mar

May 17, 2019

Michael Del Mar, 73 of Pearl City, Oahu, formerly of Hilo died March 6. Born in Clarin, Bohol, Philippines. He was a professional dance instructor for Arthur Murray, kali escrima grandmaster, 2014 inductee to the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, limbo champion who performed in Tom Moffat productions and U.S. Marines Vietnam Veteran. Michael later served and retired from the 297th Air Traffic Control Flight at Barbers Point.

Celebration of life noon-3 p.m, Saturday May 18, at Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St. Services on May 21 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

He is survived by his spouse Josephine Del Mar; sons, Christopher Del Mar and Eric (Bobbie Jean) Del Mar; brothers, Douglas Joseph “Joey” Del Mar, Jesus (Debra) Del Mar Jr.; sisters, Marcel (Malcolm) Smith, Pearla (Derek) Del Mar-Olaso and Jewel Moore; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Thanks to Harvey Motomura for sending this information to Retiree News.There was an earlier service for Michael in Honolulu at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.

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