Archive for August 15th, 2010

HELEN “LORRAINE” FUJIMOTO ABO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

HELEN “LORRAINE” FUJIMOTO ABO

Age 84, of American Fork, Utah, passed away August 6, 2010 in Utah. Born May 17, 1926 in Aiea, Hawaii. Lorraine served alongside her husband as he served as Mission President of the Japan Tokyo Mission from 1971 to 1974, as a member of the Stake Presidency and later as a Stake President of the Honolulu Hawaii West Stake from 1975 to 1990, and as the Japan Tokyo Temple President from 1991 to 1992. She was a school teacher for Hawaii District and a graduate from University of Hawaii.

She is survived by daughters, Nan (Jon) Healy, Joye Lefrandt, Fay (Michael) Francis; sons, Ben Abo, Todd (Cynthia) Abo; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; brother, Toshio “Casey” Fujimoto; sister, Toshie Muromachi.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (August 18) at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint Pearlridge Ward (99-641 Pohue St. Aiea,HI). Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire.

Helen Fujimoto Abo

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Aug. 6, 2010
Helen “Lorraine” Fujimoto Abo, 84, of American Fork, Utah, a Hawaii schoolteacher, died in Utah. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Ben and Todd; daughters Nan Healy, Joye Lefrandt and Fay Francis; brother Toshio “Casey” Fujimoto; sister Toshie Muromachi; 18 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 99-641 Pohue St., Aiea. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual and aloha attire.

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EDWINA KAUIOKALANI ALOHIKEA-BETHAM

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EDWINA KAUIOKALANI ALOHIKEA-BETHAM

Edwina Kauiokalani Alohikea-Betham died on July 31, 2010 in Western Samoa. She was born on July 5, 1963 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by her husband Ene Betham; daughters Kahea, Jasmine, and Jade, and sons A.J. and Keola. She is also survived by brother Alfred Alohikea (Raynette); sisters Laura Range (Peter), Kawai Choi (Stewart) and sister-in-law Michelle Alohikea Bruhn. Memorial services for Kaui will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu Hawaii Stake Center.

PERFECTO ROSETE BREGUERA

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

PERFECTO ROSETE BREGUERA

Age 65, of Honolulu, passed away August 10, 2010 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born November 27, 1944 in Poblacion, Burgos, Pangasinan, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn C. Breguera; son, Eugene Breguera of Philippines; daughters, Irene (Kirby) Kaio, Cherrilyn Breguera of Philippines; brother, Renato Breguera of Philippines; also half-brothers and half-sisters in Philippines; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday (8/23) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

AMPARO MAKALA CHO

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

AMPARO MAKALA CHO

Age 79, of Kaaawa, passed away July 30, 2010 at her residence. Born April 7, 1931 in Honolulu.

She is survived by daughters, Sandra Cho, Christine (Myron) Chew, Donna Summer of Texas, Roxane Cho of Chicago, Bernadette (Christian) Keeling of Kona; sons, Alvin Cho Jr. of Kona, Jeffery Cho of Kona; sister, Elizabeth Molina; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Friday (8/20) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

JOSEPH LEVI COCHRAN

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JOSEPH LEVI COCHRAN

November 23,1939
– June 15, 2010

Joseph Levi Cochran, a life-long sailor, champion racing skipper and international yacht racing judge, lost his courageous three-year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) on June 15, 2010. He was 70 years old.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Renee; sons Joseph, Jr., Christopher and Matthew; daughters-in-law Kathy, Mary and Allison; and grandchildren Bobby, Kaysha, Amber, Alex, Maile and Ashton.

A Celebration of Life will be held August 21, 2010 at 4:00 pm at the Kaneohe Yacht Club followed by scattering of ashes on Kaneohe Bay and a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in

Joe’s name to any of the following:

The Hawaii Sailing Foundation
c/o Dee Derby
44-149 Kauinohea Place
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

ALS Association of Nevada
888 W. Bonne4ville Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106

MDA Hawaii
1221 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

ANASTACIO GANAL EBIA

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IN MEMORIAM

ANASTACIO GANAL EBIA
January 22, 1932 – August 15, 2005

“The love of Christ compels us.”
Corinthians 5:14

Dad, its five years and we will forever hold you in our hearts as if it was yesterday– only stronger today and into our tomorrows
We love you, Helen and children; Helencia, Brigeda, Iris Lee and Mark.

Delfin A. Gijal

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Aug. 8, 2010
Delfin A. Gijal, 67, of Kahului, a retired Architectural Design and Construction Inc. house painter, died at home. He was born in Pasay City, Manila, Philippines. He is survived by wife Prima; sons Delfin Jr., Daniel and Pridell; daughters Cazel, Derlin and Sherlyn; brothers Rodolfo and Ricardo; sisters Amparro Egin, Susan Clores and Dora Parohinog; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.

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RAYMOND HIROSHI HANEDA

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Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC

RAYMOND
HIROSHI HANEDA

Raymond Hiroshi Haneda, 77, a retired mason contractor of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away August 8, 2010 at Hale Pulama Mau, Kuakini Geriatric Care. Born July 3, 1933 in Honolulu.

Survived by daughters, Stacey (Darold) Imanaka, Raylene Haneda, Denise (Rodney) Kim, Jody (Ray) Muramaru; son, Galen (Lisa) Haneda; 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; sister, Phyllis Okamura; brothers, Kiyoto Haneda, Edward (Doris) Haneda.

Visitation 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary East Chapel; memorial services at 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

THELMA JENSEN

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

THELMA REIKO JENSEN

Age 70, of Wahiawa, passed away July 30, 2010 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born October 8, 1939 in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Thelma retired as an office manager at St. Francis West Clinic.

She is survived by husband, Julius K. Jensen Jr.; son, Michael H. (Susan) Suekawa; daughters, Sandra (John) McDowell, Joanne (John) Arreola of Washington; brothers, Paul (Cora) Matsumoto of Hilo, Larry Matsumoto of California, Kenneth “Arch” (Janet) Matsumoto of California; sister, Yoko Futa; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5 to 6 p.m. Friday (8/20) at Mililani Mortuary MAUKA CHAPEL, Waipio, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m. Saturday (8/21) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

John Kanoho Mailua Jr.

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July 23, 2010
John Kanoho Mailua Jr., 67, of Honolulu, a newspaper hawker on the Pali Highway, Vineyard Boulevard and Fort Street Mall, died. He is survived by brothers Julien “Bull” and Paul “Pake Boy” and sisters Katherine “Kathy” Mailua-Brown and Estrella “Darlene” Mailua. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Kenneth Eugene Lawrence

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Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, LLC

KENNETH EUGENE LAWRENCE

75 of Honolulu, passed away Aug. 6, 2010. Born in Haina, Hawaii. Retired Electronic Technician at Pearl Harbor.

Survived by wife, Toyoko; sons, Robert (Lori) Lawrence, Wayne Lawrence; daughter, Holly Lawrence; stepdaughter, Rumiko Shiroma; 4 grandchildren, Tiarra, Nicole, Thalia, Cody; sister, Helene Namahoe.

Visitation 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 19, 2010 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 11 a.m.; burial to follow at 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.

James Lucrecio

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July 11, 2010
James “Scotty” Lucrecio, 78, of Honolulu, a retired construction mason, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Jamie and Bryan, brother Phillip; sister Esther Lucrecio-Lucero, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Herman “Shorty” Martin

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HERMAN “SHORTY” MARTIN

77, of Kaneohe, a retired Ironworker, passed away in his home surrounded by family and friends on August 7, 2010.

He is survived by daughters Lisa Martin, Lorna Ford, Laureen Hudman and Lynnette Silva, sisters Louisa Sagpang and Hermina “Minnie” Abilla, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Visitation: 5:00 pm Friday August 20 at Hawaiian Memorial Mortuary, 45-425 Kamehameha Hwy Kaneohe. Services: 6:00 pm. Casual Attire.

DARLENE MERRITT

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

DARLENE FLORES MERRITT

Age 52, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away July 23, 2010 in Honolulu. Born December 29, 1957 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Darlene was employed at Kipapa Elementary as a cafeteria worker for over 10 years of service.

She is survived by husband, Matthew I. Merritt; son, Gerald A. Merritt; daughter, Reylene Carino; father, Juan (Rose) Flores; mother, Sue (Tony) Mayonado; step-father, Ernest Abaya; brothers, Jace Flores, Jonathan Flores, Ernest D. “Sonny” (Barbara) Abaya; numerous half brothers & half sisters; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (August 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. Thursday (August 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer Service 12 p.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Darlene Flores Merritt

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July 23, 2010
Darlene Flores Merritt, 52, of Mililani, a Kipapa Elementary School cafeteria worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Matthew L., son Gerald A., daughter Reylene Carino, father Juan Flores, mother Sue Mayonado, stepfather Ernest Abaya; brothers Jace and Jonathan Flores and Ernest D. “Sonny” Abaya; and half–brothers and half-sisters. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and noon Thursday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Raymond Anthony Moniz

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Aug. 10, 2010
Raymond Anthony Moniz, 80, of Hilo, a retired Loomis Armored Car Service security guard, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Angeline; sons Shelton, Paul and Cyril; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Soon Chan “Chuck” Mow

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SOON CHAN “CHUCK” MOW

Of Pearl City passed away on July 25, 2010 in Seal Beach, CA at 83 years old. Chuck attended Mid Pacific Institute, was an army veteran, and worked for Young Laundry, Sunshine, Kebco, Eagle, and Frito Lay.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years June (Chong); sons Timothy (Christine) and Raymond (Tina); daughters Brenda Lynn Chee (Doug) and Sharon Major (Brian); seven grandchildren; brothers Teong Chan “Danny”, Fook Chan “Norman”; sisters Lillian Ako and Judith Chin; and many nephews and nieces.

A celebration of life will be held on Sat. 10/09/10 at Kalihi Union Church; visitation at 2:30 p.m. and service at 3:30 pm. Aloha attire. In leui of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society or Veteran Association.

Soon Chan “Chuck” Mow

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SOON CHAN “CHUCK” MOW

Of Pearl City passed away on July 25, 2010 in Seal Beach, CA at 83 years old. Chuck attended Mid Pacific Institute, was an army veteran, and worked for Young Laundry, Sunshine, Kebco, Eagle, and Frito Lay.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years June (Chong); sons Timothy (Christine) and Raymond (Tina); daughters Brenda Lynn Chee (Doug) and Sharon Major (Brian); seven grandchildren; brothers Teong Chan “Danny”, Fook Chan “Norman”; sisters Lillian Ako and Judith Chin; and many nephews and nieces.

A celebration of life will be held on Sat. 10/09/10 at Kalihi Union Church; visitation at 2:30 p.m. and service at 3:30 pm. Aloha attire. In leui of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society or Veteran Association.

Irene Fumiko Otani Nishida

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Aug. 10, 2010
Irene Fumiko Otani Nishida, 70, of Kula, Maui, a retired Wailuku Elementary School teacher, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by husband Tomeki; sons David and Kevin; brothers Stanley and Harold Otani; sisters Celestine Uradomo, Jean Uemura and Charlene Tanaka; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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FREDERICK J. PERRY

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FREDERICK J. PERRY

Aloha!
Our dear Fred died unexpectedly July 23, at age 78. Born and raised in the Wallingford and Ballard neighborhoods of Seattle, he then called Greenlake his home.

A true patriot, Fred’s 50 year career as a crane operator revolved around military and national security support installations throughout the Pacific Rim – Johnson Island, Truk Atoll, Amchitka, Attu, Vietnam, and Nome. In the 60’s, Fred ushered in the use of tower cranes on the west coast. After several years on the Trans Alaska Pipeline, from Barrow to Valdez, he moved to Hawaii to thaw out. Fred retired from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyards after 21 years and moved to Imperial Beach, CA, to live by the ocean.

Fred’s favorite pastime was sitting in his beach chair on a hot sunny day, talking with his wife and friends or reading and people watching. His love of all things mechanical was epitomized in his lifelong love of Nascar, Indy, and Formula 1 racing. His curiosity in sea life lead him to explore the coral reefs and shipwrecks in Truk, count octopi in Puget Sound, photograph shorebirds in the Aleutians, and delight in watching the diving pelicans in front of his home.

Fred valued the friends he made throughout his life and maintained contact with many throughout the world. He relished reading several online newspapers daily and proudly flew the American flag. He especially appreciated the morning coffee group at the IB FRA. He loved driving his bright yellow VW Bug. Fred was truly a nice person, always ready to lend a hand. His quiet demeanor and strong hands are forever embedded in our hearts.

A kind and gentle man, Fred leaves behind the love of his life, Rose, his wife of 58 years; his daughters, Roseanna Perry, MD (Russ Vincent, DDS) and Kimberley Perry (Robin Benson); and his sassy cat, Shu Shu (AKA fuzzy butt). He will be missed by his brother Toby and the Perry, Middendorf, Trenholm, and Reid families in the Northwest.

A true connoisseur of the ‘Green Flash’, there will be a scattering of his ashes at sea, if and when summer arrives in San Diego. Memorials may be sent to: Fleet Reserve Association #289, 659 Silver Strand Blvd, IB, CA, 91932; Attn: Scholarship Fund.
Aloha!

Fiamaua Pu’u Su’a

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Aug. 5, 2010
Fiamaua Pu’u Su’a, 83, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Nu’uuli, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Poepoe Suapaia, Sefulua’I Su’a Jr. and John Moesavili-Uta; daughters Siauto Suapaia and Tainoino Timoteo; brothers Teve Pu’u and Ao Pu’u; sisters Malia May, Matau’a Faimealelei and Vera Pu’u; 31 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kalihi. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

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DEAN SUGITAYA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

DEAN SUNAO SUGITAYA

Age 49, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away July 15, 2010 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Born September 20, 1960 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was employed by Alii Flooring.

He is survived by wife, Sachi Sugitaya; son, Taiga Sugitaya; mother, Florence Sugitaya; brothers, Alan (Chandra) Sugitaya, Joal (Annie) Sugitaya; brother-in-law, Larry Bardenas; niece & nephews; aunties & uncles.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (August 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Celebration of Life 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Mary Huntsberger Sylva

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Aug. 7, 2010
Mary Huntsberger Sylva, 87, of Honolulu, an artist and homemaker, died. She was born in California. She is survived by husband Robert; sons Robert C. Jr., Michael A. and Stuart A.; daughter Marily A. Badger; and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery.

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Vernon Keith Tabar

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July 30, 2010
Vernon Keith Tabar, 46, of Waimanalo, a landscaper, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers William Jr., Jerome and Jason. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Lei only.

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Seiso Taniguchi

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Aug. 7, 2010
Seiso Taniguchi, 87, of Honolulu, a Kaimuki High School counselor and Army veteran, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruth K., sons Brian T. and Lance F., daughter Lauren Y. Namba, sisters Fumie Matsuura and Masue Taniguchi, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Incorrect information given in an obituary Thursday.

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ROCKLEY TRIANTAFELLU

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ROCKLY TRIANTAFELLU (MAJGEN USAF,Ret)

Gen Triantafellu was born in Daytona Beach, FL on Oct 17, 1917. He passed away peacefully in his hometown on Aug 6, 2010.

His 35 years of military service began with enlistment into the FL National Guard in 1937. He went to aviation cadet school and served as an Army Air Corps Lt lead crew/ squadron bombardier in WWII with 25 missions in Europe. Post WWII he set up a triple-rated USAF radar-navigation school, and served as Director of Intelligence at various HQ USAF commands. He retired in 1972 as assistant chief of staff for intelligence, HQ USAF at the Pentagon. Shortly after retirement, he and his wife moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, where he has consulted with CINPAC and MITRE on current military intelligence matters over the last 30+ years.

Gen Triantafellu was a rated master navigator. His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Presidential Unit Citation Emblem, French Croix de Guerre with silver star, and Vietnamese Air Order Second Class.

His pastimes included surfing at Waikiki with the local beach boys, enjoying sunsets, playing gin, tinkering at his workbench, daily swims, golfing twice a week (walking the course until two years ago), get togethers with friends and family, and traveling throughout every continent. He was well liked and quoted often for his wit and friendly conversation (“keep on keeping on,” “filling those squares”).

He is predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Ruth Anne, son Rockly Jr, and younger brother S.Nick Triantafellu. He will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery next to his wife and son. He is survived by daughters Nicolette Triantafellu (George Janek) and Christine Overstreet (Dennis), grandchildren, youngest brother Nick Triantafellu Jr (Peggy), and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Laura Min Won Valdez

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Aug. 7, 2010
Laura Min Won Valdez, 39, of Ewa Beach, an Ashford & Wriston legal secretary, died. She was born in Seoul, South Korea. She is survived by husband Jeffrey J., son Caleb C.H., daughter Jessie C.M., mother Nam Sun Kim and sister Lisa S.Y. Lee. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran