Archive for December 7th, 2010

FOSTER EMILE AFALAVA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

FOSTER EMILE AFALAVA

Age 71, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away October 27, 2010 in Mililani. Born May 3, 1939 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He retired as a police detective for Honolulu Police Department after 38 years of service. He passed away at home surrounded by family.

He is survived by son, Foster C. Mike (Raylene) Afalava; daughters, Natalie M. Afalava, Nyna Afalava; 4 grandchildren; Tiyana Fao, Danson Rose, Taylor Afalava-Savali, Alexis Afalava; brothers, Raymond C. (Anjulie) Afalava, Wallace K. T. (Roxanne) Afalava; sisters, Shirley Lantrip; Ramona, Barber; Dolly (Robert) Chang; numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (December 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. Saturday (December 11) at Mililani
Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Foster Emile Afalava

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Oct. 27, 2010
Foster Emile Afalava, 71, of Mililani, a retired Hono-lulu Police Department detective, died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Foster C. Mike; daughters Natalie M. and Nyna; brothers Raymond C. and Wallace K.T.; sisters Shirley Lantrip, Ramona Barber and Dolly Chang; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ernest Agua

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Nov. 19, 2010
Ernest Agua, 70, of Ewa Beach, a retired ironworker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Jean; son Ernest A.; daughters Rania Agua-Torres and Regina Factora; brother Alfred; sisters Shirley Suganuma, Eleanor “Luning” Florendo, Rosinda “Roy” Auffrey and Pacia Hansen; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Family program: 6:30 p.m. Services: 7 p.m. Aloha attire.

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FRANCES HELENA LUM AIONA

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FRANCES HELENA LUM AIONA

Born in 1917, Frances Helena Lum experienced ninety three wonderful years of life. The third oldest of twelve children, this remarkable woman will best be remembered for her many decades of educating young children in the state of Hawaii. With over forty years as an elementary school teacher, Frances started her career at St. Joseph school in Hilo and retired from Navy Hale Keiki school on Oahu. She touched the lives of hundreds of children, oftentimes from multiple generations. Known for her strict regimen, Frances pushed each child to strive for excellence and gave them a solid foundation from which they could build upon.

Also known for her exceptional work ethic, Frances did not stop once she retired. She continued to work in the school system well into her eighties. Those who knew her, knew that she was a woman that dedicated herself to her job. Sick leave was not an option as she got up each day, five days a week, before sunrise no matter what the circumstances.

Frances was at the head of a large family comprised of four children, eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Though short in stature, her presence commanded respect. Loyal to her traditional values and beliefs, she expected those around her to understand and accept her ways. This is what everyone loved about her. She was perhaps the only person that would say exactly what was on her mind whether you wanted to hear it or not. Interestingly, some may characterize her comments as politically incorrect, but a bit of reflection would reveal that she was just brutally honest. Innovative in her thinking, what she said made sense and her interpretations were why people would confide in her and seek her advice.

Though traditional, Frances was fun. She defied the stereotype of being an old person with her highlighted hair, sport cars and trendy attire. Everyone that knew her loved her instantly. Her originality, her sense of humor, her strength and independence made people gravitate towards her.

In her spare time, she was an avid reader and just as much an avid golfer. Always a fan of soap operas, in her later years, she would drop everything to watch any Korean soap opera while sneaking in a diet Coke and chocolate bar.

The list of memories are endless. Her accolades, too numerous to mention. We will all remember Frances, Ma, Grandma, Aunty Frances, Teacher, Franny Bell and Ownes in our special way. In our minds, we can conjure up hours of memories. We can all hear her voice in our thoughts. We will laugh and we will cry but remember that she would expect each of us move on with our daily lives. Let us remember her for what she taught us, what she gave to us and how she helped shape who we are today.

Harriet Akana

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Nov. 29, 2010
Harriet Akana, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Love’s Bakery sales order clerk, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Benjamin, son Ben, daughter Lovelynn Bell, sister Mabel Lau and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

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Joseph Alexander

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Nov. 23, 2010
Joseph “Joe” Alexander, 89, of Kahului, a Maui Memorial Medical Center maintenance department retiree, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Harue; sons Stephen, Jeffery and Eric; daughters Rosie and Cora; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Private burial at a later date.

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CANDIDA “CANDI” N. ARIOLA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary

CANDIDA “CANDI” N. ARIOLA

Age 84, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away November 24, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born March 22, 1926 in Luna La Union, Philippines. A loving wife, mother and grandmother to everyone. A very generous person.

She is survived by sons, Greg (Dar) Ariola, Daniel (Starr) Ariola, Anthony (Julie) Ariola Sr.; daughters, Valentina (Frederick) Ancheta, Clara (Steven) Pierce, Estrella (Mark) Walker; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, & cousins.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (December 10) at St John Apostle & Evangelist Church; (95-370 Kuahelani Ave. Mililani) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowrs Welcome.

Georgean Mapuana Brooks

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Nov. 17, 2010
Georgean Mapuana “Sissy” Brooks, 57, of Aiea, an ARC-Hawaii instructor assistant, died in Kailua. She was born at Hamilton Air Force Base, Calif. She is survived by mother Audrey and brothers Adrian and Austin. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Eusebio Galiza Carnate

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Nov. 23, 2010
Eusebio Galiza “Sebio” Carnate, 83, of Hono-lulu died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Adriano, Juan and Leo; daughters Esperanza Justo, Angie Taylor, Edna Moreau, Gliceria Ramo, Madelyn Carnate-Peralta and May Domingo; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, Kalihi. Mass: noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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BENITA ESDICUL CEZAR

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

BENITA ESDICUL CEZAR

Age 81, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 8, 2010 in Honolulu. Born January 4, 1929 in Makaweli, Kauai.

She is survived by sons, Antonio E. (Susan) Cezar, Jr. of WA, Kenneth (Linda) Cezar, Nolen (Sandra) Cezar, Antonio C. (Monica) Cezar, Jr of WA; daughter, Shirley (Bruce) Powell; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Julian Esdicul, Marcellino “Bala” (Ruthie) Esdicul, Lucas Esdicul; sisters, Juanita (Benjamin) Callejo of Kauai, Victoria Moribe of Kauai, Felicidad (Francis) Oniate; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday (December 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday (December 11) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy. Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Benita Esdicul Cezar

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Nov. 8, 2010
Benita Esdicul Cezar, 81, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Antonio E. Jr., Kenneth, Nolen and Antonio C. Jr.; daughter Shirley Powell; brothers Julian, Marcellino “Bala” and Lucas Esdicul; sisters Juanita Callejo, Victoria Moribe and Felicidad Oniate; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Alana B. Chow

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Nov. 14, 2010
Alana B. Chow, 35, of Ewa Beach, a Honolulu Community College student, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Albert, mother Annie and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Christian Chow. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Eunice Kim You Delp

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Nov. 18, 2010
Eunice Kim You Delp, 86, of Waianae, a retired supervisory clerk for the federal government, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters Phyllis Aipoalani and Marjorie Higgins, brothers Norman and Wilfred Kam, sisters Genevieve Dela Cruz and Shirley Kam, 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Eulalie Jay

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Nov. 24, 2010
Eulalie “Yula” Jay, also known as “Yula Ling,” 85, of Kaneohe, a former Jean’s Bakery and Fountain employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Calvin; brothers John and Willard Ling; sisters Bernice Dang, Eloise Kealoha and Elizabeth Reinhardt; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Eteru Pili Jr.

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Nov. 23, 2010
Eteru “Pili” Pili Jr., 72, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, and Waipahu, an Aloha International Moving Services estimator, died in Hanamaulu. He was born in Utulei, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Sandra; sons Gilbert “Butch,” Adam, Craig, Darrell “Scott,” Leslie “Quentin” and Anthony “Tony”; daughters Jordan and Debra; brothers Vasenga, David and Tolopa “Toi”; sister Martha “Mafa” Iafeta; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Saint Luke’s Church, Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Maureen Mercedes Kaanoanookalani Auwae Keopuhiwa

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Dec. 2, 2010
Maureen Mercedes Kaanoanookalani Auwae “Auntie Mercie” Keopuhiwa, 65, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Keaau Middle School campus security guard and an official for Moku o Hawaii Canoe Racing Association, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Keaukaha, Hawaii. She is survived by son Bernard K. “Popo”; daughters Alisa-Lei and Kuuipo-Michele; brothers Henry, Allen “Ipo,” Mark, Duane and Charles “Kulani”; sisters “Aunty Maile” Mauhili, Henrietta Miranda, Norma Kema, Jewellyn Leialoha, Leilani Balai and Charlotte Keo; hanai brother Ronald; hanai sister Rae Lee Awai; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Malia Puka o Kalani Catholic Church, Keaukaha. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Gregory Richard Lund

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Nov. 26, 2010
Gregory Richard Lund, 52, of Hanalei, Kauai, owner of Lund Professional Painting, died in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was born in California. He is survived by daughters Heidi and Holly, parents Richard and Bettye, brother David and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Amazing Grace Church, Hanalei Elementary School. Scattering of ashes with a paddle-out: 11 a.m. at Pine Trees. Donations suggested to Amazing Grace Church, c/o Mike Stevens, P.O. Box 690, Hanalei, HI 96714.

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Katsuko O. Miura

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Nov. 30, 2010
Katsuko O. Miura, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Kobe, Japan. She is survived by son James; daughter Harriet; brothers Yoshio and Kinzo Kokayu, and Hiroyoshi Yamada; sisters Fumiko Shigeura, Yoshiko Inuzuka, Hideko Kokayu and Suzuko Tomita; and a grandchild. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

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MITSUKO “BETTE” NAGO-GOYA

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MITSUKO “BETTE” NAGO-GOYA

79, died in Sacramento, Calif. on Nov. 22. Formerly of Kapaa, and Mana, Kauai. She is survived by husband, Kamesuke “Tony” Goya; daughters, Lynne Cox, Michele; son-in-law, Bob Cox, and grandsons, Jason and Shawn.

Valerie Ann Raniada

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Nov. 16, 2010
Valerie Ann Raniada, 94, of Hilo, a retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. supervisor, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Gavino, son Perfecto “Ping,” daughter Lottie Haspe and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Casual attire.

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Rodrigo Galamgam Sales

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Nov. 27, 2010
Rodrigo Galamgam Sales, 72, of Waipahu, a restaurant employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Adriana; sons Wilson and Warlito; daughters Tita Fe Piros and Cynthia Sales; sisters Marina Busto, Avelina Solanzo, Florentina Galamgam and Erlinda Bernabe; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Burial at a later date.

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Nancy Edades Sanchez

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Nov. 8, 2010
Nancy Edades Sanchez, 50, of Ewa Beach, a caregiver with Sanchez Foster Care, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Roberto; daughters Rocelle, Cindy R., Candy E. and Samantha R.; brothers Virgilio, Redentor, Wilson, Teddy, Arnel, Renante and Melvin Edades; and sisters Violeta Vallejos, Ruby Casarino and Maribeth Balmaceda. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Winifred Wai Sim Shields

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Nov. 30, 2010
Winifred Wai Sim Shields, 78, of Salinas, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Salinas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Rebecca Harris, brothers Jason and James Chun, sisters Elaine Fong and Jeanette Kinimaka, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary Saturday.

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Cornell Itsuo Shimamoto

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Nov. 23, 2010
Cornell Itsuo Shimamoto, 56, of Kailua-Kona, a drywall construction worker, owner of a recycling business and National Guard veteran, died. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by son Michael; daughter Alison; brothers George, Robert and Perry; and sisters Miyoko Mitsunaga, Rose Watanabe, Betsy Olores, Mae Dailey and Lillian Abe. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Keoua Canoe Club in Honaunau, Hawaii.

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ERNESTO MILLARES SANTIAGO, SR.

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

ERNESTO MILLARES SANTIAGO, SR.

Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away November 26, 2010 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born October 25, 1916 in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

He is survived by wife, Corazon D. Santiago; sons, Loreto (Lourdes) Santiago of California, Ernesto (Tita) Santiago Jr. of Baguio City, P.I., Arsenio Santiago of Nevada, Victor Santiago, Emmanuel (Alice) Santiago of Nevada, Alexander (Loida) Santiago of Nevada, Augustus (Lorna) Santiago of California; daughters, Josephine (Reynaldo) Abcede, Emelita Santiago of California, Gemma (Marc) Lemaster of Utah; brothers, Pedro Santiago of California, Teofilo (Pacita) Santiago of California; sister, Valeriana Follosco of Philippines; 18 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday (Dec. 10) at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 800 Kaheka St., Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Ernesto Millares Santiago Sr.

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Nov. 26, 2010
Ernesto Millares Santiago Sr., 94, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Corazon D.; sons Loreto, Ernesto Jr., Arsenio, Victor, Emmanuel, Alexander and Augustus; daughters Josephine Abcede, Emelita Santiago and Gemma Lemaster; brothers Pedro and Teofilo; sister Valeriana Follosco; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 800 Kaheka St. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Powell Whittenton

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Nov. 25, 2010
Powell “Kim” Whittenton, 60, of Ewa Beach, a federal information technology specialist for the Department of Defense at Pearl Harbor, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Sapulpa, Okla. He is survived by daughter Melissa Misunas, brother James and sisters Sarah Campbell and Leslie Tanner. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

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