Archive for August 10th, 2010

CARMEN BAXA ACIO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

CARMEN
BAXA ACIO

Age 88, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away July 11, 2010 in Aiea. Born July 15, 1921 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by daughters, Enrica Asio, Teresita (Roger) Quibol, Erdelina (Pastor) Molina of Chicago, Crisanta (Ben) Tomas; sons, Franco (Myrna) Acio, Fernando Acio, Felix (Castora) Acio Jr, Enrico (Dely) Acio; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Renato Baxa of Philippines, Catalino (Ella) Baxa of Sacramento, CA.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (August 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Saturday (August 14) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SUA “KIPA” ANETIPA

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SUA “KIPA” ANETIPA

SUA “KIPA” ANETIPA ALSO KNOW AS “FRANK- KIPA” ANETIPA AGE 64, PASSED AWAY IN HONOLULU ON JULY 18, 2010. AN AVID CRICKETTE AND SOFT-BALL PLAYER, HE WAS BORN IN AMERICAN SAMOA & RETIRED FROM HYGRADE ELECTRIC COMPANY, HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.

HE IS SURVIVED BY COMPANION JOAN SOARES SMITH, SON’S ROBERT ANETIPA-SMITH, CLIFFORD SMITH, JERRY ANETIPA AND DAUGHTER NANCY TATUPU. FATHER ANETIPA MALAE, BROTHERS MANU, ALESANA AND ALE ANETIPA, JR. SISTERS MOLI’UPU UTU, PAMATA AULALO, IGOA MULLER, KATHERINA MAUI, TAPUANA TOFIGA, TONIGA TO’ALA, FUATINO SAI, LEONIA ISA’AKO & GRANDCHILDREN.

VISITATION 5 TO & 6:30 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010 AT MOANALUA MORTUARY CHAPEL LOCATED AT 1150 KIKOWAENA STREET (MAPUNAPUNA DISTRICT). SERVICE AT 6:30 P.M.
NO FLOWERS.

Sua Anetipa

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July 18, 2010
Sua “Kipa” Anetipa, 64, of Honolulu, a retired Hygrade Electric Co. heavy equipment operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by companion Joan Soares Smith; sons Robert Anetipa-Smith, Clifford Smith and Jerry Anetipa; daughter Nancy Tatupu; father Anetipa Malae; brothers Manu, Alesana and Ale Jr.; sisters Moli’upu Utu, Pamata Aulalo, Igoa Muller, Katherina Maui, Tapuana Tofiga, Toniga To’ala, Fuatino Sai and Leonia Isa’ako; and numerous grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Moanalua Mortuary Chapel, 1150 Kikowaena St., Mapunapuna. Services: 6:30 p.m. Inurnment at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Annell Aulani Bell

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July 23, 2010
Annell Aulani “Lani” Bell, 78, of Honolulu, a homemaker and retired J.C. Penney gift-wrapping department supervisor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons David, Hiram, Michael, Douglas and Gerard; daughters Geralyn Bell and Laurie Tolbert; brothers Joe, Robert, Francisco and Armando Sierra; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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CINDY NORIKO (HIRAMOTO) BOWERS

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CINDY NORIKO (HIRAMOTO) BOWERS

53, passed away on July 24, 2010 in her home in Hayden, ID. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 29, 1956 Cindy grew up in Kailua came to know Jesus as her Lord and Savior in her twenties and spent her life serving Him. She worked as a church administrator for churches both in Hawaii and at Centenary UMC in Modesto, California.

She is survived by her husband James W. Bowers, her mother Sachiko I. Hiramoto, brother Stephen (Cathy) Hiramoto, sister Roberta (Ron) Cox, nephews Mark, Kyle, Brian, Kevin, & niece Noelani.

She will never be forgotten.

See Yin Goo

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July 31, 2010
See Yin Goo, 91, of Aiea, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiree and Army National Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Beryl and Calinda Goo, and Mardi Bockrath; and two grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation to follow. Burial: 11 a.m. at the park cemetery. Incorrect information was published in an obituary published Sunday.

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Wilfred Torao Ikeda

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July 20, 2010
Wilfred Torao Ikeda, 66, of Waianae, a retired power gang mower with the Department of Education Auxiliary Services Branch, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Thomas T. Ikeda Jr. and Godfrey Jury; and sisters Yvonne “Eve” Hilua, Audrey Ann M. Ikeda, Donna May Y. Ikeda-Simmons, Lynette Porter, Laverne Bird, Julia Ascobido Sr. and Didi Little. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire.

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Kazue Ishida

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July 25, 2010
Kazue Ishida, 87, of Mililani, a retired Aloha Tailor seamstress, died in Mililani. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons George and Wayne, daughter Helen Hasegawa, sister Miyoko Kamida and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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OIKALANI CHARLES KAUAHIKAUA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

OIKALANI CHARLES
KAUAHIKAUA

Age 83, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away July 14, 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born September 13, 1926 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Oikalani was a retired bus driver with Mass Transit Line. He was a member of the Veteran Foreign War & American Legion.

He is survived by wife, Marian Kauahikaua; hanai sons, Donald (Wendy F.) Kaulia, John (Nuela) Meade; brothers, Joe Kauahikaua, Sammy Kauahikaua; sister, Beatrice (Ernest) Gonsalves; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (August 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:15 a.m.; Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Oikalani Charles Kauahikaua

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July 14, 2010
Oikalani Charles Kauahikaua, 83, of Waianae, a retired Mass Transit Line bus driver and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marian, hanai sons Donald Kaulia and John Meade, brothers Joe and Sammy, and sister Beatrice Gonsalves. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Michael Kwan Gin Lee

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July 30, 2010
Michael Kwan Gin “Mike” Lee, 63, of Honolulu, an auto and truck sales broker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Brandon Y.K., daughter Rebekah, mother Thelma, brother Craig and sister Carolyn Hara. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Eulogy: 12:15 p.m. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information for an obituary published Sunday.

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ALBERT HIROMARO MATANO

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ALBERT HIROMARO MATANO

Born 1927, the eldest son of 8 siblings of the late Reverend Konin and Mrs. Tamako Matano of Waianae, Oahu, passed away on July 15, 2010 in Pleasantville, New York where he resided since 1972.

Although he attended McKinley High School, he graduated from Federal High School in Crystal City, Texas, where the family was interned in 1944 during WWII. Albert received a B.A. from Columbia College, an M.A. from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Tokyo.

He was preceded by his wife, Ritsu Hano Matano, who died on April 27, 2010. He is survived by his sons Albert K. Matano of Virginia, Alan M. Matano of New York, 3 grandchildren, and his sisters Florence H. Matano of Los Angeles, Alice N. Fujieda of Hawaii, and Caroline A. Yang of Taiwan, and more than 20 nieces and nephews.

MINORU “MINO” “MORI” MORIMOTO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

MINORU
“MINO” “MORI”
MORIMOTO

Minoru Morimoto passed away on Tuesday, July 13 at Queen’s Medical Center at age 86.
Born August 24, 1923, in Hanamaulu, Kauai, Mr. Morimoto had a long and distinguished career in business. He graduated from Kauai High School (c/o 1941) and the University of Hawaii and served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946.
Minoru married his high school sweetheart, Kimiko (Miura) Morimoto, on December 22, 1946, at All Saints Church in Kapaa, Kauai. They were blessed with four children and nine grandchildren.
After earning his Bachelors of Business Administration in 1949, Minoru worked as an accountant at American Savings Bank and later at Chun Chong Company.
In 1957, Minoru joined Big-Way Super Markets, where he would spend the next 27 years. Minoru served as controller and treasurer for the partnership of Takeshi Yokono and Fred Shintaku and saw the company expand its super market operations as far as the mainland. In 1982, Minoru became president of Big-Way and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1984.
After retirement he worked as a real estate agent and eventually became a broker.
Minoru also served in leadership capacities within the wider business community, as the eighth president of the Hawaii Food Industry Association and as an active member of the Waipahu Businessmen’s Association.
Minoru Morimoto had a wide range of talents and pursued various interests during his life. He loved music and was always ready to sing, from lullabies for his grandchildren to impromptu songfests around the family piano. He was a student of the traditional Japanese flute, the shakuhachi, and also practiced the arts of calligraphy and kyudo, Japanese archery. He loved the visual arts as well and spent time with photography and water color painting.
Minoru led a strong and varied spiritual life, serving as a lay reader of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and later becoming ordained as a Zen Buddhist priest with Daihonzan Chozen-ji in Kalihi Valley. As a priest, Minoru was able to officiate at the wedding of his son, Riki Morimoto, making the 1998 ceremony extra special for the couple and the rest of the family.
Minoru is survived by wife, Kimiko “Kay” Morimoto; son, Riki (Karen S.) Morimoto; daughters, Lynne (Jed) Sueoka, Donna (Calvin) Maeda, and Robyn (Kunio) Kuwabe; nine grandchildren, Travis Morimoto, Dawn and Darren Sueoka, Marc, Jesse, Mari, and Jordyn Maeda, and Dylan and Quinn Kuwabe; sisters, Dorothy (Kenneth) Yamane and Alice (Genichi) Matsumoto; and sister-in-law, Jane Morimoto.
Visitation 5:00 p.m., Sunday (August 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Zen Buddhist/ Episcopal Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Genevieve Valdez Pasion

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Aug. 4, 2010
Genevieve Valdez Pasion, also known as “Gen” and “Genny,” 35, of Ewa Beach, a Waipahu Elementary School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Camilo and Caterina, brother Albert and sister Patricia Marcel. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Rachel A.K. Poe-Heath

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April 17, 2010
Rachel A.K. “Aunty Rachel” Poe-Heath, 70, of Anahola, Kauai, a baby sitter and lei maker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Kalei Kuhaulua and Alberta Heath; brother Isaac Poe Jr.; sisters Alice Panui, Mamo Arruda, Lina Alensonorin, Kuulei Heffner, Hannah Peters, Willien Kapihe and Donna Goo; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Magic Island (Waikiki side). Scattering of ashes to follow. Loose flowers welcome.

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Barney Shigefumi Sato

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Aug. 6, 2010
Barney Shigefumi Sato, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Sato Clothiers Ltd. men’s clothier and an Army veteran of the 1,399th Engineer Construction Battalion, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jane E., sons Daryl and Myron, daughter Linda Sato-Juras, brothers Robert and Larry, sisters Harriet Masunaga and Alyce Takami, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No wreaths. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.

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Anthony Schaeffer

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Aug. 4, 2010
Anthony “Bruddah Tony” Schaeffer, 71, of Kailua, owner of Maunawili Ukulele Co. and a retired Merchant Marine captain, died. He was born on Long Island, N.Y. He is survived by wife Susie; son Stanley Nawatani; daughters Lynette Seshiki, Toni I. Wong, and Jacquie and Suzanne Schaeffer; hanai sons Joe Makanani and Alton Yoshikawa; stepmother Charito; sister Miriam L.; 12 grandchildren; three hanai grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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DAVID JOHN SHOUP

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DAVID JOHN SHOUP
February 15, 1918 – July 31, 2010

David John Shoup was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the second son of Bernie and Stella Ulrich Shoup. He had fond childhood memories of summers spent swimming and fishing at his family’s cottage at Cedar Lake, Wisconsin.

After graduating high school in Milwaukee, Dave entered the jewelry trade in Chicago as a stonecutter. In 1939 he met his future wife, a vivacious young woman named Edna Ruth Jaenke, during a fireworks show at Soldier Field. Married in 1940, they moved to Southern California soon afterward. During World War II, Dave built military aircraft at Lockheed Aircraft Company in Burbank, working as a tool and die maker.

Dave and Edna raised four sons – John, Larry, Tim, and Steve – in Tujunga, at the northern edge of Los Angeles. On family excursions, they introduced their sons to the archaeology, history, geology, mineralogy, and architecture of the West.

In the late 1940s Dave returned to jewelry making and founded “Shoup Jewelers” in downtown Tujunga. Dave and Edna fell in love with Hawai’i during their first visits in the 1950s. When Dave was offered a job at a small jewelry company called Maui Divers, the family moved to the islands in 1965.

In 1968 Dave opened his own fine jewelry manufacturing business, “Jewels of the Pacific”, on Ena Road in Waikiki. Dave was creative and successful, and built a steady clientele for his custom-made pieces. Many famous and not-so-famous people came to the store to talk with Dave and buy his distinctive work until he closed the shop in the late 1980s. He continued making jewelry at his home workshop in Kahalu’u until a few years ago.

Dave and Edna lived on a Chinese junk at Ala Moana Marina until 1972, when they built a house in Kahalu’u overlooking the sea. Their house has always been a gathering place for their family and friends.

Dave loved traveling and visited the mines of Australia, Sri Lanka, and Brazil in search of gemstones, often with one of his sons. He had a passion for Japanese and Chinese antiques and was an avid reader of history. Dave was generous with his time and expertise, and was a friend and mentor to many young jewelers.

David was predeceased by his son, John, and survived by Edna, his wife of 70 years; his son Larry and daughter-in-law Suzanne of Oakland, California; his son Timothy of Kahalu’u; his son Steve and daughter-in-law Lynn of Melbourne, Australia; his two grandchildren, Daniel and Ashley; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Kenneth Kazuo Takata

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July 23, 2010
Kenneth Kazuo Takata, 66, of Waipahu, a Termimesh technical manager and Richard Matsunaga & Associates construction consultant, died at home. He also was an Army veteran. He was born in North Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by Irene, sons Ryan and Ty, brothers Victor and Rex, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rudy Li Kuo Tam

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Aug. 2, 2010
Rudy Li Kuo Tam, 45, of Honolulu, an investment banker, died at home. He was born in Taipei. He is survived by wife Chindavone; children Ashley Johnson and Harrison S., Michael P. and Kayla J.L. Tam; mother Betty; brother Allan; sister Ting Ting; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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LEOPOLDO “LEO” TUBANIA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

LEOPOLDO “LEO”
TUBANIA

Age 56, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away July 13, 2010 in Honolulu. Born March 27, 1954 in Waipahu, Hawaii.

He is survived by son, Lyle (Beverly) Tubania; daughters, Bette Tubania, Brooke Tubania (Sam Taito Sr.); 5 grandchildren; former wife, Rebecca Tubania; brothers, Felicimo (Christine) Tubania of Big Island, Agripino (Jennifer) Tubania, Fulgencio (Evelyn) Tubania, Benjamin (Lenora) Tubania, Dennis (Jennifer) Tubania of Washington, Christopher Tubania; sisters, Marie (Rudy) Cailing, Rosita Castellano; numerous, nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Friday (August 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Leopoldo Tubania

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July 13, 2010
Leopoldo “Leo” Tubania, 56, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Lyle; daughters Bette and Brooke; former wife Rebecca; brothers Felicimo, Agripino, Fulgencio, Benjamin, Dennis and Christopher; sisters Marie Cailing and Rosita Castellano; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Allyssa Wallace

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July 16, 2010
Allyssa “Ally Girl” Wallace, 16, of Waianae, a Leilehua High School student, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Yvonne McBrearty; father Clayton Jr.; stepmother Natasha; sisters Anzylin Sega, Caitlin Wallace and Dianza Vallo; stepbrothers Kaleb and Cazrae Vallo; grandparents Bonny, Clayton and Tena Marie Wallace, and Anne and John Faris; and great-grandparents Roseline Morales, and Andrew and Gertrude Wallace. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Rita Catholic Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Mass: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes on Saturday at Pokai Bay. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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Lorrie Tin Lock Wong

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Aug. 6, 2010
Lorrie Tin Lock Wong, 79, of Honolulu, an Air Force veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Mineko O. “Nancy,” stepmother Margaret, stepsons Mike and Richard Zane, and sisters Verna Lee, and Sandra and Wendy Chun. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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TIM CHONG YOUNG

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

TIM CHONG YOUNG

Age 98, of Kailua, passed away July 31, 2010 at his residence. Born May 19, 1912 in China. Tim Chong was preceded in death by his wife Juliet S. Y. Young and was an active member with St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church.

He is survived by son, Lawrence H. F. (Arleen) Young; daughters, Lucylle (Brian) Ladden of Connecticut, Pamela (Alan) Borland; brother, Tim Bew Young; sister, Wai Yiu (Walter) Gee; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday (8/14) at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, 720 N King St. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Tim Chong Young

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July 31, 2010
Tim Chong Young, 98, of Kailua died at home. He was born in China. He is survived by son Lawrence H.F., daughters Lucylle Ladden and Pamela Borland, brother Tim Bew, sister Wai Gee, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, 720 N. King St. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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