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ERNEST AGUA

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ERNEST AGUA

Age 70, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away November 19, 2010 in Honolulu. Born June 15, 1940 in Makawao, Maui. Favorite past-times were his love for the ocean. He was a retired ironworker.

He is survived by wife, Jean Agua; son, Ernest A. Agua of Euless, TX; daughters, Rania (Ray) Agua-Torres, Regina (Pedro) Factora; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Alfred Agua; sisters, Shirley (Mel) Suganuma, Eleanor “Luning” Florendo, Rosinda “Roy” Auffrey, Pacia Hansen of Hilo; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (December 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Family Program 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Aloha Attire.

Joseph T. Arakawa

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Nov. 19, 2010
Joseph T. Arakawa, 82, of Pearl City, a retired National Marine Fisheries Service budget analyst and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Michiko; sons Kevin, Mark and David; daughter Marie; brother Edward; sisters Dorothy Kikuchi, Charlotte Wilson and Frances Arakawa; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Candida N. Ariola

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Nov. 24, 2010
Candida N. “Candi” Ariola, 84, of Mililani died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Luna, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by sons Greg, Daniel and Anthony Sr.; daughters Valentina Ancheta, Clara Pierce and Estrella Walker; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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BASILIA GALAPON BAITLON

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BASILIA GALAPON BAITLON

Age 98, of Waialua, Hawaii, passed away November 14, 2010, in Waialua. Born June 24, 1912 in Barrio #40, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She is survived by sons, Domingo (Yvonne) Baitlon, Benjamin (Mary Jewel) Baitlon; daughter, Simplicia (Candido) Baitlon Ramelb; brother, Santiago Galapon; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (December 10) at St. Michael’s Catholic Church (67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua); Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Eusebio “Sebio” Galiza Carnate

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EUSEBIO “SEBIO” GALIZA CARNATE

Age 83 of Honolulu, passed away Nov. 23, 2010. Born in Baccarra Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Survived by sons, Adriano (Evelyn) Carnate, Juan (Della) Carnate, Leo (Emma) Carnate; daughters, Esperanza (Victor) Justo Sr., Angie (Doug) Taylor, Edna Moreau, Gliceria (Arsenio) Ramo, Madelyn Carnate Peralta, May (William) Domingo; 19 grandchildren; 7 grt. grandchildren.

Visitation 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday Dec. 10, 2010 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; prayer service 7 p.m.; Visitation 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday Dec. 11, 2010 at St. John Baptist Church in Kalihi; Mass 12 noon; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

Mildred (Millie) Chu Char

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MILDRED (MILLIE) CHU CHAR

Died at Arcadia Retirement Residence on November 29, 2010 at the age of 88. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Walter F. Char, MD, three children — Bruce Char, Lisa Char-Smith, and Cynthia Char, and seven grandchildren. Her surviving siblings are Evelyn Leong, Winifred Fong, and Wellington Chu.

Millie was born and raised in Honolulu. She graduated from Roosevelt High School and obtained a B.A. degree in education from the University of Hawaii in 1943. She earned an M.Ed. from Columbia University in 1946, specializing in the education of visually and hearing-impaired children, and taught school in Hawaii and Pennsylvania.

She married in Honolulu in 1948 then left for Pennsylvania with her husband so that he could further his training and career in medicine (psychiatry). They lived for 14 years in Pennsylvania, where all of their children were born.

The family returned to Hawaii in 1962 so that the children would grow up surrounded by their extended family. Millie was a full-time mother when her children were growing up. After they left for college, she earned an Associate Degree in Fashion Technology from Honolulu Community College. She loved music and took classes in ukulele, guitar, and piano in the latter part of her life. She enjoyed traveling and went on many land tours and sea cruises all over the world.

Visitation 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Community Church of Honolulu; services 2:30 p.m. Private burial will be on Monday December 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the UH Foundation Char Award in Psychiatry, or the charity of one’s choice.

Herminia Magana Corpuz

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Dec. 5, 2010
Herminia Magana Corpuz, 64, of Koloa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Victory Sr.; sons Rowel and Victory Jr., daughters Aileen Fontejon, Essie Alao and Rowelynn Corpa; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, Koloa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Koloa Public Cemetery.

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CLARENCE “CW” COULBOURNE

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CLARENCE “CW” COULBOURNE

Passed away November 21, 2010, at Pali Momi Hospital. He is survived by Carmen, Sam, Lisa, Butch, Michael, Colleen, Mark, Venice, Ian, Gavin, Alexis, Emma, Maile, Jasmine, Jennifer, Justin, Drew and Courtney. May God bless you and keep you until we meet again. He will be remembered on December 13th. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.

Patricia Ann Field

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Nov. 24, 2010
Patricia Ann Field, 65, of Kailua, a retiree of The Honolulu Advertiser, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by mother Lydia, brother Garrett and sister Karen. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity.

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ROBELYN “ROBY” GALEON

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ROBELYN “ROBY” GALEON

Robelyn Y.D. Galeon, 37, of Ewa Beach, was born on December 22, 1972 and passed away at Queen’s
Medical Center on November 16 when she was called home to live with her Lord, Jesus. Robelyn started her career at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children as a candy striper while in
high school and after receiving her R.N. degree at the University of Hawaii she continued at Kapiolani, the place of her birth, as a charge nurse on the OB-Gyn floor, caring for others with her compassionate and loving heart.

Robelyn married her high school sweetheart, Orlando Galeon Jr., on January 2, 1999. In addition to her devoted husband, Robelyn is survived by her parents Robert and Leticia Dacanay; parents-in-law Orlando Sr. and Fe Galeon; Sisters Jane (Brad) Toyama, Lilybeth (Nicholas) Ching, Joyce and Susan
Dacanay; sisters-in-law Lisa and Annette Galeon; niece and nephews Jett, Justin, Julia, Tyler and Kyle; numerous other extended family and friends.

In 2007 Robelyn was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Robelyn was a member of New Hope Leeward and being a devoted Christian, she lived as she believed. Throughout the many hospitalizations, treatments and ups and downs of this disease she remained rooted in her faith, always praising God for the daily blessings and the grace that He provided. Even though this past year was particularly challenging, Robelyn evangelized every chance that she had and was the pillar of strength for those around her. She was certainly embraced in heaven with Jesus telling her “Well done, good and faithful servant, welcome home”.

Services are December 11, 2010 at Kalihi Union Church. Visitation 9:00 am, Service at 10:15am. Burial will be at 12:30pm at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elizabeth Goueytes

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Dec. 2, 2010
Elizabeth “Lee” Goueytes, 79, of Kihei, Maui, owner of Robaire’s Restaurant, died at home. She was born in San Pedro, Calif. She is survived by sons Kevin De Vera and Andre G. and Kaipo G. Goueytes; daughters Michele Pimentel, Toni Cravalho and Janyce Cohen; sister Lucy Jim; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Door of Faith Church, Wailuku. Services: 5:30 p.m. No flowers.

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Vivian Hanson

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Oct. 19, 2010
Vivian “Rae” Hanson, 68, of Honolulu, an educator, died in Rochester, Minn. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. She is survived by husband Jack Keppeler; son John Keppeler; daughters Ruth Greenlaw, Randi Keppeler and Kulia Ferguson; brother Greg; sister Virginia “Ginger” Taff-Lagergren; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kaumakapili Church, Hale Kamika social hall, Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Lunch to follow. Parking shuttle available 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate parking along Kapalama canal on Kokea and Kohou streets. Gifts welcome. Donations suggested to Partners-in-Development Foundation, 2040 Bachelot St., Honolulu, HI 96817. For details, call 595-2752 or visit www.pidfoundation.org. Donations also suggested to LCMS World Mission for Ginger Taff-Lagergren, P.O. Box 790089, St. Louis, MO 63179-0089.

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RUTH SOONIE HIROKAWA

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RUTH SOONIE HIROKAWA

Age 82, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away November 30, 2010 in Mililani. Born March 19, 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was the Choir director at Wahiawa United Church of Christ.

She is survived by sons, Robert (Avis) Hirokawa, John (Nadine) Hirokawa; daughter, Carol (John) Saporito; brothers, Jerry (Vicky) Lee, Harry (Kit) Lee, James (Molly) Lee, Maun Sung (Chaya) Lee; sister, Linda (Kim) Dang; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 10:30 a.m. Sunday (December 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 9:00 a.m. Monday (December 13) at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

Maltbie Lewis Tehuiari’i Holt

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MALTBIE LEWIS TEHUIARI’I HOLT
Nov. 5, 2010

Malt or M.L. Holt, 79, died in Castro Valley, CA. He was born in Honolulu and was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, 1948 and the University of Hawaii, 1952. He was a Vietnam veteran and retired from the Navy at the rank of Lt. Commander after over 20 years of active and reserve service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Renee Matsumoto Holt. He is survived by a sister, Rhoda Kanaheleaulani Napoleon, nephews Walter Kamakau Napoleon III, Maltbie Kameeiamoku Napoleon, and Allen Nahalau Napoleon, cousin Edith Halualani Grote, and numerous others.

A memorial service was held in Castro Valley, CA. Inurnment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

George S.W. Hong

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Dec. 4, 2010
George S.W. Hong, 83, of Honolulu, an attorney, Army Reserve major and Army veteran who served during World War II and the Korean conflict, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dr. Robert, daughters Carol and Claire, and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Waialae Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to UH Foundation, JABSOM, Cardiology Fellowship Fund.

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Bruce Kawehiwehi Hoopii

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Nov. 26, 2010
Bruce Kawehiwehi “The Coconut Man” Hoopii, 62, of Anahola, Kauai, a self-employed coconut tree trimmer and coconut leaf weaver, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Evangeline “Aunty Angie”; sons Samuel Lanning and Kawehi Hoopii; daughters Leinoa Holden, Lohelani Nabeshima and Liana Hoopii; hanai daughters Tina Silva, Pristine De Jesus and Francia Demitrial; brothers William McCullen and Robert Hoopii; sisters Dolores Johnson, Nora Contrades and Ophelia Kanoa; six grandchildren; and three hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Kapaa Seventh-day Adventist Church. Services: 4 p.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire.

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Leroy Benjamin Infiel

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Nov. 23, 2010
Leroy Benjamin Infiel, 57, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Vanessa E.; sons Billy Cabasug and Jahmai Infiel; daughter Mandy Lui; brother Maximo Jr.; sisters Maxine and Rachel Infiel, and Pearl Roberts; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Temple. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Valentin F. Bueno Jr.

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Nov. 28, 2010
Valentin F. Bueno Jr., 72, of Honolulu, an electrician at Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Loreto, sons Valentin and Gregory, daughters Maria Christina Smolen and Theresa Bueno and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Mildred Yoshimi Kaneshiro

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Nov. 26, 2010
Mildred Yoshimi Kaneshiro, 96, of Kaneohe, a retired Kalihi Elementary School cafeteria cook, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughter Alma K. Maeda, brothers Nobuo and Sadanori Tengan, sister Janet T. Arakawa, three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Dennis Napela Kaulukukui

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Nov. 24, 2010
Dennis Napela “Butchie” Kaulukukui, 57, of Keaau, Hawaii, a self-employed land-clearing and construction heavy equipment operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jeanette, son James N., daughters Shawna Kaulukukui and Julia Kuamoo, mother Julia, brother James and sisters Jinny Park and Lynette Estencion. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Alvin Kazumi Kubo

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Dec. 1, 2010
Alvin Kazumi Kubo, 68, of Honolulu, owner of and a retired machinist at Genuine Auto Parts Inc. and Al’s Auto Machine Shop, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carole, son Randal, daughter Debbie Higashiya and three grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sun- day at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Brandon Issac Nakoa Lee

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Nov. 30, 2010
Brandon Issac Nakoa Lee, 22, of Waipahu died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Owen; mother Susan M.L.; brothers Jansen and Franklin Lee, and Christopher Asis; sisters Chantel and Ashlyn; and grandparents Clarence and Adelaide Tom, and Herbert and Thelma Lee. Graveside services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park, Love Garden.

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Doris Yoyoko Longarini

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Nov. 29, 2010
Doris Yoyoko Longarini, 88, of Honolulu, a retired waitress from Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel died in Honolulu. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Harriet L. Guernsey; brothers Seitoku and Wilfred Arakaki; sisters Patricia Persons, Tomiko See, Yukiko Ross and Judy Ayling; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Tsuruyo Maielua

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Nov. 28, 2010
Tsuruyo Maielua, 101, of Lahaina died at home. She was born in Olowalu, Maui. She is survived by sons Lawrence, Leo, Lincoln, Carl and Edward; daughters Doris Swan, Stephany Sepulveda and Arleen DeGama; 34 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and 45 great-great-grandchildren. Visit- tation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Waiola Church, Lahaina. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Larry Haruo Matsubara

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Nov. 30, 2010
Larry Haruo Matsubara, 69, of Kaneohe, a retired city soil technician, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Carolyn, son Lance, daughters Joy Shimabukuro and Corinne “Cori” Matsubara, parents Masatoshi and Shizue, sisters Eda Chin and Karen Kodama, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Howard William Phillips

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Nov. 29, 2010
Howard William Phillips, 93, of Hono-lulu, a retired Hawaiian Airlines captain and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Montgomery, Mass. He is survived by wife Dorothy Ann; sons Roy Edward and Paul Bernard; daughters Sharon Kay Marich, Cynthia Ann Seminara, Sandra Dee Willand and Doris Leilani Zirbes; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Smile Train.

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Taketo Sasaki

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Dec. 2, 2010
Taketo Sasaki, 103, of Kailua-Kona, a coffee farmer and former Sure Save Nursery employee and courtesy clerk, died at home. He was born in Kainaliu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Harold, Ernest, Raymond and Richard; daughters Agnes Toma, Florence Kodama and Alice Nitta; brother Larry; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo, Hawaii. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Allan Asao Shimabuku

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Nov. 30, 2010
Allan Asao Shimabuku, 71, of Ewa Beach, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died at home. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Vivian; sons Lawrence, Jason and Matt- hew; daughter Cynthia; brother Raymond; sister Alice Sakihara; half brothers Patrick and Glen Shima- bukuro; half sisters Karen Shimabukuro and Marian Shioji; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jude. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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CHARLES KAWAHI WAHINEHOOKAE, SR.

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CHARLES KAWAHI WAHINEHOOKAE, SR.

Age 83, of Lahaina, Maui, passed away November 19, 2010 at Maui Memorial Hospital. Born April 14, 1927 in Honokohau, Maui. Charles was a retired bus driver and a musician.

He is survived by son, Charles Wahinehookae, Jr.; daughters, Anna Wahinehookae of California, Nancy Wahinehookae of Nevada, Joann (Harry) Isaacs; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday (Dec. 10) at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kalihi Ward, 1723 Beckley St., Service 8 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 11) at the Church, Service 11 a.m. Committal service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 14) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Charles Kawahi Wahinehookae Sr.

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Nov. 19, 2010
Charles Kawahi Wahinehookae Sr., 83, of Lahaina, a retired bus driver and musician, died in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honokohau, Maui. He is survived by son Charles Jr.; daughters Anna and Nancy Wahinehookae, and Joann Isaacs; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi Ward, 1723 Beckley St. Services: 8 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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