Archive for September 14th, 2010

VICKI BETWEE

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VICKI BETWEE

Vicki Betwee, 96, of Maui, formerly of Kailua, Oahu, made her transition on August 17, 2010. Born Victorine Johnson in Ludington, Michigan, she graduated from Western Michigan College and lived most of her life in Wyandotte, Michigan, where she married Marcus Betwee and raised her family. An accomplished musician, she taught music and kindergarten in Wyandotte until her retirement in 1974. She became a permanent resident of Kailua in 1981 where she eventually lived with her companion, Bill Mason, Sr., also of Kailua.

Known by her children as the world’s best mother and her children’s friends as “everybody’s mother” and “how I would like to be when I’m her age”, she is survived by her daughter, Juli Betwee of San Francisco, her son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Joan Betwee of Kula, Maui, and their children, Erik of Honolulu, and Lisa and her daughter Isabella Vicki of Los Angeles.

Henry Chew

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Sept. 3, 2010
Henry Chew, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Army captain and fighter pilot who served in World War II and a former Aloha Airlines pilot, died. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by wife Sylvia, daughter Carol Ann and brother George. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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SAMMY K. COSTALES

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

SAMMY K. COSTALES

Age 40, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away August 23, 2010 in Honolulu. Born January 17, 1970 in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

He is survived by brothers, Adam (Kelli) Costales, Gary (Ruby) Costales; sister, JoAnn Laping of Colorado; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (September 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Sammy K. Costales

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Aug. 23, 2010
Sammy K. Costales, 40, of Waianae died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by brothers Adam and Gary, and sister JoAnn Laping. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Filomena Ancheta Ganir

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Aug. 29, 2010
Filomena Ancheta Ganir, 87, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired dishwasher at The Bull Shed, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Alfredo, Wayne, Justino, Tomas Jr. and Elpie; daughters Teresita Aguilar, Anastacia Acob-Pascua, Perlita Agtunong and Josie Ganir; sisters Purificacion Guerra and Elena Ganal; 31 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24 at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Sept. 25 at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park.

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CHIEKO INOUYE

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

CHIEKO INOUYE

Age 79, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away August 23, 2010 in Wahiawa. Born September 4, 1930 in Waialua, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Mark T. (Stacie) Inouye, Ross S. (Sandy) Inouye; 3 grandchildren; sisters, Julie Young, Jan (Keo) Ito, Emy Hynes of San Francisco, CA; numerous nieces & nephews.

Private services were held.

Junette Donaldeen Ioane

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Aug. 31, 2010
Junette Donaldeen “Ma Koa” Ioane, 75, of Waimanalo, a retired Koolau Boys Home youth correctional supervisor, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kelii W. Sr.; sons William K.F., Henry K. Jr. and Maynard Koa; daughters Joylynne H. and Jodylee M. Koa; brother Ernest Yee Hoy Jr.; sisters Ernestine Akiona and Alberta Martinez; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

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EMMIE KIYOMI ISHIDA

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EMMIE KIYOMI ISHIDA

Of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away on September 08, 2010 in Lihue, Kauai at the age of 86. Born on July 15, 1924 on the island of Oahu. Retired Civil Service, Fort Shafter. Preceded in death by: parents, Kozuchi & Sato Morikawa; brother, Tsuneo Morikawa; sisters, Edna Matsumura and Mitsuko Backus. Survived by husband, Richard Ishida, Kaneohe, Oahu; sons, Brian (Tina) Ishida, Walnut Creek, California, Eric (Helga) Ishida, Kalaheo, Kauai; grandchildren, Brandon, Yukiko, Kendra and Kayla Ishida; sisters, Takino Murata, Margaret Watanabe, Barbara Shimabukuro, Gladys (Charles) Morisako. Private Service. Arrangements By: Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa, Kauai.

NOBUYE SHIRLEY KAGEMOTO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

NOBUYE SHIRLEY KAGEMOTO

Age 82, of Kaneohe, passed away August 20, 2010 at Castle Medical Center. Born October 29, 1927 in Waipahu. Retired from Barbers Point Accounting Dept.; Secretary in the U. S. Occupational Forces in Tokyo, Japan after WW II.

She is survived by husband, Herbert Kagemoto; son, Haro (Patricia) Kagemoto; brothers, Itsuto Furukawa, Roger (Thelma) Furukawa; sister, Lillian Komatsubara; one granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 18) at Mililani Mortuary-Makai Chapel, Waipio, Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Inurnment 2:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

MARGARET KIAAINA LINDO

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

MARGARET KIAAINA LINDO

Age 83, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away August 31, 2010 in Waipahu. Born October 29, 1926 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Margaret retired as a Housekeepig Manager from the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

She is survived by sons, Alfred (Judy) Lindo, III, Dennis (Amy) Lindo, Lionel (Renee) Lindo, Gordon (Karen) Lindo, Rodney (Joshlynn) Lindo; daughter, Jacquelyn Souza; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Friday (September 17) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Funeral Service 11:30 a.m.; Burial 2:15 p.m. Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Margaret Kiaaina Lindo

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Aug. 31, 2010
Margaret Kiaaina Lindo, 83, of Waipahu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village housekeeping manager, died in Waipahu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Alfred III, Dennis, Lionel, Gordon and Rodney; daughter Jacquelyn Souza; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Rodney Allen Malubay

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Sept. 9, 2010
Rodney Allen Malubay, 55, of Kahului, a self-employed laborer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by daughter Ashley Kalua; hanai son Kawika Kaluakini; brother Louis Lacio; sisters Donna Otsuka, Vanessa Brittain and Leonarda Norrie; companion Dawn Kaluakini; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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JERRY NUMAZU

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

JERRY NUMAZU

Age 73, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away August 24, 2010 in Aiea, Hawaii. Born November 19, 1936 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He is survived by Life Time Partner, George V. Hallas; friend, Jason D. Shouse; aunty, Mabel Freitas; cousins, Betty Freitas, Geraldine Rivera, Phyllis Perreira, Daniel Medeiros, Charles N. Freitas, Gene Bennett.

Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday (9/17) at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu). Mass: 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Jerry Numazu

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Aug. 24, 2010
Jerry Numazu, 73, of Waipahu died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by partner George V. Hallas. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Michael K.C. Park

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Aug. 21, 2010
Michael K.C. “Bradda Mike” Park, 57, of Kapolei, an Oahu Community Correctional Center corrections officer and a chef and entertainer, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kim; sons Erik K. and Erin; daughters Emily Tai and Erika Costa; brothers Percy “Snooky,” Curtiss, Melvin and Craig; sisters Carol Corniel, Faye Martinez, Odetta Aspera, Leona Asinsin, Sheila Directo, Pam Jury and Roberta Stringer; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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IRENE “INING” ESTEBAN RASALAN

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

IRENE “INING” ESTEBAN RASALAN

Age 93, of Honolulu, passed away August 27, 2010 at St. Francis Hospice West. Born October 20, 1916 in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by sons, Romualdo (Feliza) Rasalan, Marcelo (Natilyn) Rasalan; daughters, Laurentina (Iniego) Agcanas, Iluminada (Eugenio) Nunez of Philippines, Rosita (Juanito) Jacildo of Philippines; brother, Clemente (Clarita) Esteban, Basilisa Ballesteros; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 18) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

ALBERT C. SOUZA

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ALBERT C. SOUZA

Albert C. Souza, 102 years young, slipped into the hands of the Lord on September 9, 2010 in Kailua. He is survived by a daughter Shirley Fernandez (Anthony); two sons; Albert (Monica) and Gregory; sister Catherine Beatriz of Council Grove, Kansas; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Al worked at Lewers & Cooke for 42 years, many of those years as a clerk in the Will Call Department. After retiring he went back to work as the Grounds Keeper at St. Patrick Church for another 20 years.

He was born in Kaimuki and lived most of his life on 8th Avenue. He enjoyed bowling, golf, and softball, receiving many awards in those activities. He played golf until he was 96 years old. He was devoted to his religion and volunteered his time for many activities at St. Patrick, St. Augustine and St. James Churches. Al was the oldest Holy Name Society member at St. Patrick, being a continuest member since 1928. In 2003, the Catholic Charities of Hawaii recognized him as an Island Treasure of Hawaii.

Visitation at 9:00 AM on Friday (September 17) at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua; Mass at 10:15. Private burial. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Christian Kwon Luke Ching Sr.

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IN MEMORIAM

CHRISTIAN KWON LUKE CHING SR.

The memory of you is strong. At times we cry, missing you. Not a day goes by that you don’t come to our minds. We hear your laugh and we see your smile. We think about you. We wish you were here.

Your sunrise was on December 11, 1940. You did so much in such a short amount of time. We smile when we think of the good times, when we were happy, when we were together. Your sunset was on September 14, 2009. You fought the good fight. You never gave up. You left us surrounded by love.

We celebrated your life on October 3, 2009. It seems like it was just yesterday. Family and friends from near and far came to express their love and compassion. Our heartfelt “Mahalo” for their generous gifts. We commemorated your Hawaiian-Chinese ancestry. Your brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces, cousins, classmates, military bud-dies, teammates, and coworkers, all shared in the words spoken, sang to the music, danced in your honor, and watched as you took your final jump.

The ocean that surrounds Kawaihae embraces the memory of you. We, Mary Esther, Chris Jr., Viclynn, Lori, and Keola will forever remember everything that was you. Your grandchildren and great-granchildren will continue your legacy. The ones who love us are our O’hana. We’ll see you, when we see you!

Marcos C. Carinio Sr.

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Sept. 5, 2010
Marcos C. Carinio Sr., 84, of Honolulu, a Royal Contracting Co. retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Esmenia; sons Marcos Jr., Ferlino and Andy; daughters Zenaida Balisacan, Elizabeth Laed, Merleeh Carinio and Trofe Long; sister Eustaquia Duldulao; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. today and 11 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. today and 11:30 a.m. tomorrow. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

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Robert Cochrane Sylva

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Sept. 5, 2010
Robert Cochrane Sylva, 87, of Honolulu, an entrepreneur contractor and an Army first lieutenant who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Robert C. Jr., Michael A. and Stuart A.; daughter Marily A. Badger; and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery.

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Morio Tateishi

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Sept. 9, 2010
Morio Tateishi, 87, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. supervisor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Masako, sons Brian and Dean, brother Stanley, sister Chitose Ishikawa and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Charles Richard Tindle

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Aug. 30, 2010
Charles Richard Tindle, 75, of Honolulu, a Princess Kaiulani Hotel executive chef and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died at home. He was born in New Albany, Ind. He is survived by wife Phyllis P., son Charles Jr., daughter Tammy Awong, stepson Robin DaMate, stepdaughters Sandra DaMate and Debra Beyer, brother William Rager, sisters Jean Tamala and Mary Brewer, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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RICHARD M. TOMISA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

RICHARD M. TOMISA

Age 76, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away August 25, 2010 in Wahiawa. Born December 31, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired mail carrier for United States Postal Service.

He is survived by loving wife of 59 years, Candelaria “Candy” Baquiro Tomisa; sons, Richard R. Tomisa, Reginold “Reggie” Tomisa; daughters, Joan R. (Victor) Toledo, Sharon (Kenneth) Olanolan of Kauai, Nadine Lelenoa; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (September 17) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Program 10:00 a.m. Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Richard M. Tomisa

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Aug. 25, 2010
Richard M. Tomisa, 76, of Waialua, a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Candelaria Baquiro “Candy”; sons Richard R. and Reginold “Reggie”; daughters Joan R. Toledo, Sharon Olanolan and Nadine Lelenoa; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m.; program begins 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Beverly Healani Neumann Umiamaka

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Aug. 23, 2010
Beverly Healani Neumann “Nani” Umiamaka, 75, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaii Navy Exchange receiving clerk, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Garrick and Dane; brother Jerry-Meyer Neumann Sr.; sisters Jeannette “Leimomi” Silva-Sampaio, Beryl Neumann-Hinau, Helene “Paulette” Akimseu, Dale Neumann Robinson and Jerry-Jean Neumann Viela; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 8:30 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Incorrect information published in an obituary Sunday.

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Baby Viela-Samuelu

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Aug. 26, 2010
Baby Viela-Samuelu, infant of Fiafia Samuelu and Kehaulani Viela of Honolulu, died in Kaiser Medical Center. The infant was born in Honolulu. The infant is also survived by grandparents Lesila and Leiloa Samuelu, Steven and Belinda Remigio, and Keith Paras. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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VIOLET VIERRA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

VIOLET VIERRA

Age 84, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away August 28, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born June 5, 1926 in Kahuku, Oahu. Member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

She is survived by sons, Hercules (Darnell) Vierra, Michael Vierra of Maui, Adrian Vierra of Oakland, CA, Herbert (Darlene) Vierra, Paul (Christine) Vierra; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; brother, Herbert Miranda.

Visitation 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday (September 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (September 15) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; (1403 California Ave., Wahiawa) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Violet Vierra

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Aug. 28, 2010
Violet Vierra, 84, of Pearl City died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Hercules, Michael, Adrian, Herbert and Paul; brother Herbert Miranda; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. today at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Josephine Vincent

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Aug. 14, 2010
Josephine “Maria” Vincent, 74, of Kailua died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Edwin Jr., Wayne and Michael; daughters Janet Haole, Joanne Walton and Ariel Vincent; mother Rose Madeira; brother John Madeira; sister Clara Akana; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Charlotte L.K. Wong

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Aug. 28, 2010
Charlotte L.K. Wong, 72, of Waianae, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center, Moanalua. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Allen; sons Michael G.K. and Jonathan K.; brothers Archie, Harold, William, John and Charles Kama; sister Roberta Kama; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Saturday.

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