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ALFREDO BESS-GUZMAN

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ALFREDO BESS-GUZMAN

79, died on Dec 17, 2010 He was born in Caguas Puerto Rico on Oct. 25th 1931 and moved to New York where he was drafted into the U.S. Army as a 91 Delta to serve in the Vietnam and Korean War. He served 46 years, with 21 years active duty and retired from Tripler Hosp. CMS dept in 2003. Kahalu’u was his home for thirty two years.

He is survived by Sons Alfredo Bess Jr, Alfredo Alejandro Manabo Bess-guzman and Adam Javier Mutsuo Bess-Guzman and Grandchildren Jasmin Maria Pope, Morgan Holmes, Khari Alfredo Bess, Kiyara Aiyana Bess, Kailyn Kimiko Bess-Guzman

Please call (808) 226-9465 for memorial service information.

THOMAS MATTHEW RIENZI

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THOMAS MATTHEW RIENZI

Retired LT. Gen Thomas “BIG TOM” Rienzi was a man like no other. He will be sorely missed by his daughter Sherri Bulkley, son in law Bob; grandchildren Lisa Rienzi, Thomas Rienzi III, and Michelle Cantor; seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and his extended family. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years Clare Moore Rienzi and his son Thomas Rienzi II.

He was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 5, 1919 to prominent clothiers Luigi Rienzi and Ethel Johnson Rienzi. Upon graduation from West Catholic High he accepted an appointment to one of the passions of his life West Point, graduating in 1942. Assigned to the Signal Corps he was sent to the China Burma India campaign. After World War II he came home and married the love of his life Clare Moore and with their two children he was stationed all over the world. The minute the Rienzi’s landed in Hawaii in 1957 they knew that this would always be their home.

In 1968 Big Tom was promoted to Major General and stationed in Viet Nam as the commanding general of the 1st Signal Brigade which consisted of 23,000 soldiers. In 1970 he was back in Hawaii and assumed command of the Strategic Communications Command of the Pacific at Fort Shafter. In1972 he became Chief Signal Officer for the Army.

General Alexander Haig was appointed Director General of NATO in 1977 and requested that “Big Tom” join him as a Lieutenant General and assume duties as Deputy Director General, Chief of Staff, and Chief Engineer of NATO Integrated Communications Systems Management Agency (NICSMA) in Brussels, Belgium. Tom and Clare loved Belgium and Europe, but knew that his career in the army had reached its zenith.

Tom, who was always deeply religious, decided to dedicate himself to God. After studying in Washington DC and Louvain, Belgium; Terrence Cardinal Cook, a fellow West Catholic student, ordained him in 1979.
Tom and Clare moved back to their beloved Hawaii in 1979 and Tom became the first permanent catholic deacon in Hawaii.

All through “Big Tom’s” life he was lucky to have great mentors. This was not lost on him and he always tried to help others become better than they thought they could be. No one who asked for his advice or help was ever turned away from this giant of a man.

He passed away on Wednesday December 15 at Tripler Army Medical Center. Memorial Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 27 at Star of the Sea. Visitations will start at 9 a. m. Inurnment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Dec. 30 at 9:30 a. m.

Zercido Carbonell

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Dec. 17, 2010
Zercido Carbonell, also known as “Sur,” “Joe” and Cabby,” 83, of Kaneohe, a retired mason and fisherman, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patsy; sons Dave, Al, Tony, SurJohn , Sur and Bobby; daughters Yolanda Conway, Mabel Cullen and Sandie McGurn; brothers Manuel, Jose, Del, Ernest, Nelson and Wallace; sisters Ligaya, Jeannie, Thelma and Rori; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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MIKE CLARK

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IN MEMORIAM

MIKE CLARK

May 21, 1955 – Dec. 26, 2009

Your love and laughter
live forever in our hearts.

Jan, Lindsay, Mom, Steve,
Lauri, Rich, and Renee.

Takashi Horiuchi

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Dec. 13, 2010
Takashi “Congo” Horiuchi, 85, of Kahului, a retired Pioneer Mill crane operator and boiler room employee, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Scott Sinclair and Norman and Gary Horiuchi; daughter Noreen Fujiwara; brother Nozomi; sister Kay; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Norman Keonaona Lyman III

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Dec. 12, 2010
Norman Keonaona Lyman III, 44, of Kauai, formerly of Hilo, a Kauai Correctional Center employee, Kapaa High School football coach and a Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Isaac “Ike,” Kainaoa and Kalei; parents Pam and Norman II; brothers Richard K., Arthur, David, Keola and Pomai; and grandparent Teo Tulang. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Papaikou, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, section 2. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Maria Amian Javier

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Dec. 19, 2010
Maria Amian Javier, 62, of Oceanside, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a social worker, died in Oceanside. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by sons Alex and Rey Dela Cruz; daughter Flordeliza Clifford; mother Caridad; brothers Arthur Sr., Domingo, Mannie and Lauro; sisters Virginia Sampayan and Lydia Sabas; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, west chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Clement Keliipoaimoku Kanuha Jr.

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Dec. 18, 2010
Clement Keliipoaimoku “Junior” Kanuha Jr., 61, of Kalaoa, Hawaii, owner of Sunlights Hawaii, a commercial fisherman, historical preservationist and caretaker of Keolanahihi Heiau, died at home. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Diane; sons Clement III, Troy, Ty, Kyle and Cade; brothers Zachary and Jerome; sisters Rosemary Kanuha, Monica Pelekane and Pocho Youderian; and numerous hanai brothers and hanai sisters. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Jan. 8 at Makaeo Pavilion, Kona Old Airport.

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Kiyoko Kubota

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Dec. 21, 2010
Kiyoko Kubota, 88, of Kapaa, Kauai, sole proprietor of Pono Market, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Jerry, Allan, Kenneth and Bobbie; daughters Eunice Olivas, Bernice Hashimoto and Joyce Kaneshiro; hanai son Mike Teruya; hanai daughter Joanne Davila; brothers Stanley Uyechi, Sadao Uechi, and Marvin and Paul Yamauchi; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Jan. 8 at Kapaa Missionary Church. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Katsuji Kenneth Kuranishi

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Dec. 14, 2010
Katsuji Kenneth Kuranishi, 87, of Aiea, a power plant operator for the Navy at Kunia Tunnel and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kazue “Ellen,” son Eric, daughter Karie Yadao, brothers Hiromu “Harry” and Clifford N., sisters Frances S. Okura and June A. Wakuta, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Billy M. Lucas

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Nov. 27, 2010
Billy M. Lucas, 76, of Kaneohe, an Air Force retiree and retired U.S. Customs inspector, died in Eugene, Ore. He was born in Dyer County, Tenn. He is survived by wife Frankie, son Lloyd W. “Billy,” daughters Lori Tenn and Kristi Lucas, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation and services: 4 p.m. Jan. 5 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 830 Main St., Honolulu. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Jan. 6 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Maryanne Tefft Force, PhD

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MARYANNE TEFFT FORCE
December 13, 2010

Maryanne Tefft Force, PhD, 80, died in Honolulu at Straub Hospital. She was born on April 11, 1930 in Peoria, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Roland W. Force, PhD, former Director of the Bishop Museum and of the Museum of the American Indian (N.Y.).

She is survived by her sister Peggy Dugan, by her cousin Patty Haskell, and by her frequent companion of the last four years, Albert (Bud) Smith, PhD.

Together with her husband she published several books and catalogues about museum histories and art collections, notably “The Fuller Collection of Pacific Island Artifacts” (Field Museum Chicago) and “The Heye and the Mighty”: the story of the Museum of the American Indian. They also pub-lished field studies of Pacific islands, particularly Palau.

For the past 10 years, Maryanne Force worked on a historical account of the voyages of Captain William Trotter who in the late 18th century sailed the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Her book will be published in the near future.

At her request, there will be no services.

Emil Amian Siazon

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Dec. 7, 2010
Emil Amian Siazon, 81, of Pearl City, an Army retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife June T.; son Jason I. Kawasaki-Siazon; brothers Tony, Lawrence and Felipe Siazon, and Dennis Bumanglag; sister Helen Vidad; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Wai Luen Lee Sin

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Dec. 20, 2010
Wai Luen Lee “Irene” Sin, 71, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Zhongshan, China. She is survived by son Collin and daughter Bonnie. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Taoist services. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Cemetery.

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Jinichi Tokuda

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Dec. 9, 2010
Jinichi Tokuda, 52, of Honolulu, a Yoshitsune Restaurant cook, died. He was born in Gushikawa, Okinawa. He is survived by mother Mitsuko; half brother Wayne; stepbrothers Shizuo, Walter, Henry, Edward, Ronald and Wallace; and stepsisters Janet Higa, Barbara Arakaki, Elizabeth Nakama and Lillian Nakao. Private services.

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Barbara J. Velasco

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Dec. 3, 2010
Barbara J. Velasco, 77, of Aiea, a Radford High School student activities director, donor liaison at the LDS Foundation and BYU-Hawaii, and an organizer of the first Aloha State Games, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kevin and Ron, daughter Kanani V. Aloisio, brother Clayton Chun, sisters Donna Mae Chun and Karen Cabana, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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George Moo Chong Young

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Dec. 11, 2010
George Moo Chong “Mooley” Young, 92, of Honolulu, a retired HECO data processing controller, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Edwin Y.M.; daughter Kathleen Y. Rozmiarek; brothers Clement, William and Raymond; sisters Helen Ing and Violet Leong; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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