Archive for October 20th, 2010

RICKY NELSON LAYA ALBANO

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

RICKY NELSON LAYA ALBANO

Age 49, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away September 30, 2010 in Honolulu. Born September 20, 1961 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was employed in Alaska for Alaska Fishing Industry.

He is survived by daughters, Heather Y. Albano (Ronald Cabuhat), Ricquei (Greg) Jackson, Ricquel Q. Albano; son, Ricky (Melissa G.) Albano; 3 grandchildren; brothers, Ancelmo “William” (Eufrecinia) Albano, Romulo (Febe Luz) Albano, Hipolito “Bobby” (Evelyn) Albano, Washington “Junior” (Laura) Albano; sisters, Francisca “Fely” (Santiago) Sagayaga, Mannie (Simeon) Ramones, Josie (Orlando) Angobung, Rosario (Francisco) Cua, Juliet (Irineo) Cu.

Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday (October 22) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Mabel Pereira Arena

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Oct. 11, 2010
Mabel Pereira Arena, 91, of Seattle died in Seattle. She was born in Kaiwiki, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Eugene, Ernest “Nesto” and Victor; daughter Anera; hanai son Ross Nelson; sister Florence Ide; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside committal services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery, Section E. Casual attire.

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Gail Marie Beddow

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Sept. 18, 2010
Gail Marie Beddow, 83, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by sons Randall, Malcolm and Christian; daughter Lindley Garnier; sisters Mildred Conklin and Margery Castro; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Nativity, 5286 Kalanianaole Highway, Aina Haina. Services: 11 a.m. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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Sharon Vickie Cabaltera-Rowland

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Oct. 3, 2010
Sharon Vickie Cabaltera-Rowland, 59, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Wayne Sakai, sons Jason and Nathaniel Rowland, brother Victoriano Cabaltera Jr., sister Beverly J. Tachibana and three grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Solid Rock Ministries in Puna. Services: 3 p.m. Gathering to follow at the Rowland residence in Hawaiian Beaches. Casual attire.

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WINONA YIN CARRELL

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

WINONA YIN CARRELL

Age 77, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 8, 2010. Born September 28, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Aunty Nona, loving mom, precious granma/great granma, aunty, and best friend to all. Love you and miss you, be safe and healthy in heaven.

She is survived by daughters, Christy K. (May Gin) Carrell, Celine-Ann K. Carrell Ruiz, Jennifer-Lynne K. Carrell, Yvette-Janine K. Carrell (Tumua) Masaniail; sons, Michael L. (Beverly, ex-wife Kathleen Boyle) Carrell, Gerald T.K. (Patty Jean) Carrell; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Prayer Service on Saturday (October 23) at 10:30 a.m. at Resurrection of The Lord Catholic Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu); Celebration of Aunty Nona’s life to be held 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Oahu Veterans Center, 1298 Kukila St., Honolulu (intersection of Radford High School and Foster Village). Aloha Attire. No flowers please.

Erwin Viado Celes

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Sept. 7, 2010
Erwin Viado Celes, 19, of Mililani, a shift manager at Little Caesars in Wahiawa, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Rolando L. Sr. and Rowena V., brothers Rolando V. Jr. and Rolly V., and sisters Georgia V. and Genie V. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Linda A. Cote

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Aug. 11, 2010
Linda A. Cote, 69, of Honolulu, a city Environmental Services Department employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Berlin, N.H. She is survived by son Kim, brother John and sister Maureen. Services held. Donations suggested to Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii, P.O. Box 138, Waimanalo, HI 96795. Call 284-2117 or visit www.thhwaimanalo.org.

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Claude Holt Doughtie

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Oct. 8, 2010
Claude Holt Doughtie, 82, of Kailua, a retiree, died in Kailua. He was born in Macon, Ga. He is survived by wife Maureen G. and daughters Maureen Kiely and Sharon M. Doughtie-Kramer. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii.

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Walter R. Fitzsimmons

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Oct. 15, 2010
Walter R. Fitzsimmons, 55, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Verizon Communications system analyst, died at home. He was born in Queens, N.Y. He is survived by wife Abby, parents Walter J. and Patricia, brother James and sisters Patricia Pfeister, Jane LaVelle, Sue Pereira and Barbara Fitzsimmons. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. today at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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HESEQUIO REYES GAMBOA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

HESEQUIO REYES GAMBOA

Age 60, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away September 27, 2010 in Honolulu. Born October 3, 1949 in Lupao, Nueva Westy Ecija, Philippines. She was employed 20+ years at Hilton Hawaiian Village as a Personal Housekeeper in the Housekeeping Department.

He is survived by wife, Corazon Gamboa; sons, Marco (Marilyn) Gamboa of Philippines, Mike Gamboa; daughters, Christine Gamboa, Maria Corazon Gamboa, Jacquelyn Gamboa, Marlyn Gamboa (Richard Villanueva); 3 grandchildren; mother, Prima Gamboa of Philippines; brothers, Larry (Bellia) Gamboa of Philippines, Rolly Gamboa of Philippines, Raynaldo (Lulu) Gamboa of Philippines, Danny Gamboa of Philippines, Maximo Gamboa, Jr. of Philippines; sisters, Sonya Tomacder, Belin Gamboa of Philippines; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (October 23) at St. Anthony Catholic Church (640 Puuhale St., Kalihi); Mass 11:15 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

FR. KIRBY HANSON

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FR. KIRBY HANSON

Kirby was born June 21, 1934 in Hilo, Hawai’i, the son of Carl E. and Ann Kirby Hanson, and twin brother of Faye Hanson [Schlichte]. In 1948, he moved with his family to Honolulu, and four years later, graduated from Punahou School. After attending Washington State University in Pullman and graduating from the University of Washington in Seattle, he served on active duty with the U.S. Army at Fort Ord in Monterey from 1955 to 1957. In 1957, Kirby joined the Bank of California, where he worked until entering Saint Patrick’s Seminary in 1964. On May 15, 1970, Father Kirby was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop William J. McDonald, Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, at Saint Matthew Church in San Mateo.

Father Hanson initially served as Associate Pastor for six years at Saint Mary’s Cathedral; and in 1976, was named Assistant Chancellor of the Archdiocese with responsibilities as Chair of the Building Committee and Executive Secretary of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council. On September 15, 1981, Archbishop Quinn appointed Father Hanson Chancellor of the Archdiocese. In 1984, Father Hanson was assigned as Pastor of Saint Isabella Parish in San Rafael; and in 1989, as Pastor of Saint Brigid Church in San Francisco. Father Hanson ministered as Pastor of Saint Thomas the Apostle Church in San Francisco from 1994 until his retirement in 2001. He had lived independently in San Francisco since retiring. He died peacefully during the night of October 14/15, 2010 at his home.

Although quiet and unassuming, Father Hanson had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh. His laugh will be missed by all who knew him. Although he dearly loved San Francisco, his adopted city, he looked forward to going home to Hawai’i each summer. He is survived by his nephew, Fr. Carl F. Schlichte, OP of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Visitation will be begin Thursday 6pm with a Vigil Service 7pm at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church 3835 Balboa St., San Francisco, CA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 10am, October 22, 2010 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco CA. Committal will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.

Frank Smith Harryman

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Oct. 9, 2010
Frank Smith Harryman, 92, of Honolulu, a retired commodities broker and a Navy officer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Wichita, Kan. He is survived by stepson Milton Vedder and stepdaughters Toni Marston and Kim Truesdale. Private services.

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Robert Seizo Higa

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Oct. 4, 2010
Robert Seizo “Buddy” Higa, 90, of Honolulu, a civil service retiree and an Army and Air Force veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Robert T., daughter Charlene V. Kamai, brother David I., sister Sarah S. Jones, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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James John Joseph Kaufmann

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JAMES JOHN “J.J.” KAUFMANN aka JIM

Was born in Chicago, IL in 1938. Jim was retired from Civil Service at Hickam. He was a political activist and was a volunteer with the Waikiki Health Center. Upon on his death on July 2, 2009 his body was donated to the University of Hawaii.

He is survived by his brother Jared Kaufmann, sisters Jane and Janet. He was pre-deceased by his sister Judy Birt. He is the son of Jack and Clara Kaufmann (both deceased) of Honolulu.

A memorial service will be held for him on october 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Kalanianaole Hwy. After the serice there will be a private scattering of Jim’s ashes by members of his family outside of the Federal building, his favorite place to protest.

Jack Tadao Miyashiro

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Oct. 6, 2010
Jack Tadao Miyashiro, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Star Market meat department operations manager, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Carolyn H. Hanagami; brother Harry; sisters Violet Ono, June Miyasato, Lilly Kimura and Ruth Fujioka; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

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GRIFILEN “ELSIE” CASCO MOLINA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

GRIFILEN “ELSIE” CASCO MOLINA

Age 45, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away October 9, 2010 in Mililani. Born November 16, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grifilen formerly worked as a Secretary in the Department of Youth Services.

She is survived by husband, Carlos
Molina; sons, Davin Enos, Cedric Molina, Israel Molina; daughter, Maria Molina; mother, Martha Casco; brothers, Edicfred “Eddie” (Betty) Casco of CA, Roderick “Rudy” Casco, Leopoldo “Eldred” (Catherine) Casco of CA; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (October 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (October 25) at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (2324 Omilo Lane, Kalihi); Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12:00 noon at Valley of The Temples. Flowers Welcome.

Mildred Misao Nakagawa

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Oct. 7, 2010
Mildred Misao Nakagawa, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired St. Ann’s School cook, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Terry and Mark, daughters Kathleen Inouye and Maura Tanaka, brother Tsuneo Masuda, sister Bettie, six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at the park cemetery. No flowers.

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George Yukio Nishimoto

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Aug. 8, 2010

George Yukio Nishimoto, 86, of Honolulu, a retiree of the federal Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Natural Resources Management Programs and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mable F.; brothers Joseph, Edwin and Brian; and sister Emma Koshiro. Private scattering of ashes at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No monetary offerings.

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Andres Cadiz Pascua

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Oct. 12, 2010
Andres Cadiz Pascua, 69, of Honolulu, a retiree from The Tree People, died in Houston. He was born in San Juan, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Zenaida, son Samuel, daughters Mary Jane Miguel and Clemencia Kim, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Healani Dorothy Reis

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Sept. 17, 2010
Healani Dorothy “Tootsie” Reis, 98, of Pearl City died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by daughter Nova-Jean L. McKenzie, eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Private services.

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Violeta Cobarrubias Riola

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Oct. 10, 2010
Violeta Cobarrubias Riola, 59, of Honolulu, a waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by brothers Manuel and Bimbo, and sisters Menchie, Lourdes, Carina, Zayda, Josephine, Corazon and Cristina Cobarrubias and Virginia Mendoza. Services to be held in the Philippines.

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Mikie Sakurao

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Sept. 23, 2010
Mikie Sakurao, 86, of Pearl City, a retired federal employee, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by nephews Clayton Sakurao and Kent Sumida, niece Ann and caregiver Maria Joy Lazo. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Francisco Akhay Sr.

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Sept. 24, 2010
Francisco Akhay Sr., 77, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired civil service security police and truck driver at Barbers Point Naval Air Station and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, a sensei instructor and owner of Shiki Shin Funi Karate School in Waipahu, and an Army veteran who served in the 2nd Infantry Division in the Korean War, died in Pahala. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Diane; sons Francisco Jr., Wayne and Glenn; daughters Doreen Ballo and Crystal Masulit; stepson Jarvis Canoy; hanai son Randy Yoro; hanai daughter Lala Yoro; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Stanley Dale Crivello Sr.

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Oct. 1, 2010
Stanley Dale Crivello Sr., 85, of Kihei, a former partner at Haleakala Masonry and C&K Construction, died at home. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Anita “Naomi”; son Stanley Jr.; daughters Elizabeth Cadirao, Deborah Marote, Patricia Scofield and Louise Akazawa; brother Peter; sisters Margaret Lee, Violet Pruitt and Blanche Iaukea; and 12 grandchildren. Private services. Condolences may be sent to 274 Ailana Place, Kihei, HI 96753.

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GEORGE KOICHI TAKAI

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82, passed away on October 1, 2010. Born March 14, 1928 in Honolulu. Military Veteran and Retired Electrical Contractor of Takai Electrical Services, Inc. He married Yurie Uechi, wife of 59 years and raised 3 children. Sons, Rodney (Sherry), Lance (Judi) and daughter Liane (Dean) Kaneshiro. 5 Grandchildren, Kellen & Ashley Kaneshiro, Brenden Takai, Shannon and Lauren Takai. Brothers Erik (Naomi) and Ted (Ethel) Takai. Sisters Grace (Ben) Iwasaki, Mildred Kinoshita, Doris (Haruo) Nakamoto of Hilo and Dorothy (Clyne) Sasaki of California. Visitation at 12:00 and Services at 1:00 Sunday, October 24 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Private Interment at Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Alice T.M. Tanioka

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Oct. 2, 2010
Alice T.M. Tanioka, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired Kauai Island Tours Japanese tour narrator, died at home. She was born in Port Allen, Kauai. She is survived by son Dennis, daughter Susan Kikuyama, sister Charlotte Yoshitake, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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SEIICHI TSUTSUI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

SEIICHI TSUTSUI

Age 72, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away October 5, 2010 in Mililani. Born May 5, 1938 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Retired from Hawaii Air National Guard; member of 169th Golf Club.

He is survived by wife, Charlotte Tsutsui; son, Steven (Verna) Tsutsui; daughter, Sharon (Joe) Mendoza of Washington; 3 grandchildren; brother, Takashi (Beatrice) Tsutsui of California; sisters, Mieko Hatanaka of California, Toyomi (Edward) Shoji, Nobue (Sadao) Hirakawa, Fusako (Gregory) Sakauye of California; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (October 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Esperanza Butay Ventura

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Sept. 11, 2010
Esperanza Butay “Peran” Ventura, 88, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Kenneth B. and Rogelio, daughter Tessie Ogura, sister Tomasa Cristobal, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program: 11:30 a.m. Services: noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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ESPERANZA “PERAN” BUTAY VENTURA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

ESPERANZA “PERAN” BUTAY VENTURA

Age 88, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 11, 2010 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born December 14, 1921 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by sons, Kenneth B. Ventura, Rogelio Ventura; daughter, Tessie (John) Ogura; daughter-in-law, Vicky Ventura; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Tomasa Cristobal of Philippines; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (October 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Program 11:30 a.m. Prayer. Service 12:00 p.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Ruth Hayami Watanabe

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Oct. 6, 2010
Ruth Hayami Watanabe, 93, of Mililani, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Theodore, Clyde, Dean and Wade; daughter Pamela Nakamura; brother Raymond Matsunaga; 14 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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