Archive for January 12th, 2011

TOMIKO ARAKAWA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

TOMIKO ARAKAWA

Age 85, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 26, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born January 31, 1925 in Waipahu, Hawaii. She retired from Arakawa’s after 45+ years.

She is survived by husband, Neal B. Arakawa; sons, Norman (Debra) Arakawa, Harlan (Collette) Arakawa, Blythe (Dayle) Arakawa of NV; 4 grandchildren; sisters, Nobuko Arakaki, Kiyoko Gibo; aunt, Doris Kubota; nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (January 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

Tomiko Arakawa

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Dec. 26, 2010
Tomiko Arakawa, 85, of Waipahu, an Arakawa’s Department Store retiree, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Neal B.; sons Norman, Harlan and Blythe; sisters Nobuko Arakaki and Kiyoko Gibo; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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MARINA GANDALERA CABILES

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

MARINA GANDALERA CABILES

Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away December 24, 2010 at her residence. Born October 6, 1925 in Salcedo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

She is survived by sons, Jessie (Loreta) Cabiles, Federico (Esther) Cabiles Jr., Aurel (Edith) Cabiles, Larry Cabiles; daughters, Flor Flores, Juliana (Grant) Gurtiza; sister, Macaria Ramos of Philippines; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2011, at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2011, at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Rd., Mass 11 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Elizabeth Mew Lang Chee

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Dec. 27, 2010
Elizabeth Mew Lang “Langi” Chee, 72, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Hattie K. Pang and Hannah Portlock. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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John Lucas Cootey

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Jan. 3, 2011
John Lucas “Johnny” Cootey, 42, of Kalopa, Hawaii, a Kamuela Electric electrician, died at home. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by fiancee Monica Burgin; father Joseph Jr.; mother Deborah Lucas; brothers Joseph III, James and Jeff; and sister Jody. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Imiola Congregational Church, Waimea, Hawaii. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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ELLA KAUALOKU CORREA

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ELLA KAUALOKU CORREA

Entertainer Ella Correa passed away on December 22, 2010. Born in Kawaihapai, Mokuleia to parents Hiram Kaualoku & Lois Turner, preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 yrs. David G. Correa of Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Harlen Correa of Federal Way, WA. & David Correa of Long beach, CA. & daughters Lovena West (George), T. Nalani Meyer (Francis) & Pamela Sato (Clifford), 9 grandchildren & 14 great-grandchildren, brothers John, Daniel & Abraham Kaheaku, sisters Primrose Punua, Miriam Tortollero & Evelyn Kaahanui.

In the early to mid 40’s she was a reporter/entertainer with the Pearl Harbor Bulletin, The Official Navy Yard Magazine, where she Interviewed & entertained such dignitaries as Eleanor Roosevelt (President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Wife) who was visiting the Islands prior to her visit to New York to help formalize the United Nations.

Her musical career spanned over 57yrs. singing & dancing hula in most of the top showrooms in Hawaii from Kewalo Inn, Leroy’s, Pago Pago, Swing Club, Club Hubba Hubba, The Waikiki Biltmore Hotel, Halekulani, Outrigger & numerous other night spots throughout Honolulu & the outer-islands. From 1955 to 1963, she was the featured vocalist on Televi Digest, a weekly musical venue live on KONA TV, hosted by Violet Niimi & Barbara Lee. In 1966 she was the grand prize winner of the 1st Rheigngold Beer island wide talent show which took her to Hollywood where she sang live coast to coast from the NBC/KRCA television studios located in Los Angeles, CA. According to news paper articles, “she was extensively entertained for 2 weeks by the executives of NBC studios & Rheigngold Beer”.

For 20 yrs. she worked for Northwest & Aloha Airlines as a ground hostess & promotional & sales representative, sharing her musical talents & spreading the Aloha Spirit throughout the world promoting Hawaii & the airline Industry. She was very instrumental in the fruition of tourism as it is known today In Hawaii.

She received numerous accolades over the years, from President John F. Kennedy, heads of state, presidents of large corporations to a 5 star general for her participation in the entertainment of the troops on the front lines during the Vietnam war, to name a few.

She rounded off her career as a Kupuna, teaching Hawaiiana & music to Hawaii’s keiki at various elementary schools in Kalihi & Kaneohe. She was also a lifetime member of Hale O Na Ali’i O Hawaii.

She will always be remembered for the God given voice she possessed, her beautiful smile & the caring, compassionate persona she emulated, but above all, her unwavering love for her husband & children.

Services to be held at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel on Saturday January 15, 2011, with viewing from 11am to 1pm, service from 1pm to 2pm & burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation at 3pm

Nenaila Lotomama Lulu Danielson

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Dec. 29, 2010
Nenaila Lotomama Lulu Danielson, 16, of Aiea, an Aiea High School student, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Oscar R.; mother Polima S.; brothers Roy O., Roger O. and Gustav; and sisters Nella and Lila Danielson, and Nae D. Brown. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Pearl City.

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Arthur Atsushi Date

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Dec. 29, 2010
Arthur Atsushi Date, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. carpenter and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Watsonville, Calif. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Shingon Mission of Hawaii, 915 Sheridan St. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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CLAYTON YOSHITI IIDA

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

CLAYTON YOSHITI IIDA

Age 69, of Honolulu, passed away January 4, 2011 at St. Francis Hospice West. Born November 12, 1941 in Lihue, Kauai. Clayton was the fleet Sales Assistant Division Manager with Servco Pacific with 28 years of service

He is survived by wife, Wan Ja Iida; sister, Gladys (Ray) Morse of Connecticut; nieces and nephews.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday, January 16, at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 11 a.m. Casual Attire.

Profitiza Galubag Jenkins

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Jan. 6, 2011
Profitiza Galubag Jenkins, 85, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Ricardo, Philippines. She is survived by sons Hershall, Frank and Robert; daughters Gladios Hoagland, Josephine Jenkins and Maria Cardoza; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Naalehu, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Julian P. Borje Jr.

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Dec. 24, 2010
Julian P. “Sonny” Borje Jr., 67, of Waianae, a bus driver, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley; sons Julian III and Joseph Borje, and Jaime and Bryan Cruz; daughters Vanessa Agae, Billie Jo Foy, Virginia Cambra, Janice Padilla, Delia Cruz and Shirleen Kaululaau; seven brothers; five sisters; 26 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pokai Bay, Waianae. Beach attire.

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Michael Kaauamo

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Jan. 6, 2011
Michael Kaauamo, 79, of Wailua, Maui, a machine operator, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Keanae, Maui. He is survived by sons John, Wayne and Kevin; daughter Ann Akiu; brothers Solomon, Herman, James and Radford; sisters Elizabeth Azeka, Christine Seto, Cecilia Haugen, Emily Kalalau, Pauline Sinenci and Jeanette Kaauamo; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Doris Peke Kanuha

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Dec. 25, 2010
Doris Peke Kanuha, 81, of Waimanalo, a retired custodian for the state Department of Transportation Airports Division, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Hilary K. Sr., Robert M. Jr. and Roland P. Kanuha, and Jeffrey Hewitt; daughters Clare K. Deleon, Catherine K. King, Frances K. Torres, D. Makalapua Kanuha and Jerida Villaruel; hanai daughter Keala Moreno; brother Earl “Honey Boy” Nakoa; caregiver Jody Barques; 38 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. George Parish, Waimanalo. Mass: 1:15 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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FUMIYO KOUCHI

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

FUMIYO KOUCHI

Age 95, of Honolulu, passed away December 25, 2010 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born June 2, 1915 in Lihue, Kauai.

She is survived by husband, Toshio Kouchi; sons, Wayne (Pearla) Kouchi, Calvin (Diane) Kouchi, Alan Kouchi; brothers, Masaru Kanja of California, Kenneth (Doris) Kanja of California; sisters, Betty Masako Shintani, Aiko (Sam) Akioka of California; daughter in law, Sylvian Kouchi; sister in law, Nora Kanja; three grandchildrenl four great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2011, at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Walter Baker Kuiee

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Nov. 29, 2010
Walter Baker “Pops” Kuiee, 89, of Waianae, a transportation supervisor, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Aloysius S., Alvin V.E. and Aldo S.; daughters Philomena Kuiee-Zawadzki, Jo-Ann Halemano, Cassandra Tavai and Ursula and Celestine Kuiee; 34 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Catholic Church, Nanakuli. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers optional. Donations suggested to Catholic Charities or Salvation Army. If unable to attend, family requests you just say a prayer.

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Louis Leopoldo

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Dec. 11, 2010
Louis Leopoldo, 85, Aiea, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. crane operator, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice B., sons Dennis L. Leopoldo and David Ramos, brother Gilbert Arroyo, caregiver/daughter-in-law Maelani Ramos, six grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Committal services and burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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YOSHIO MAKABE

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

YOSHIO MAKABE

Age 85, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away December 18, 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born August 10, 1925 in Peahi, Maui.

He is survived by wife, Elaine Makabe; son, Steven Makabe; daughter, Sharlyn Makabe (Keith Morita); 1 grandchild; brothers, Kiyomori Makabe, Henry Makabe, Melvin Makabe; sister, Jacqueline Oya; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. Sunday (January 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:45 a.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

NORA T. MATSUNAGA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

NORA T. MATSUNAGA

Age 85, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 25, 2010 in Pearl City. Born April 9, 1925 in Waialua, Hawaii.

She is survived by sons, Michael (Candice) Matsunaga, Stewart Matsunaga; daughter, Janis (Ronald) Kurasaki; brother, Richard Fujiwara; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (January 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

EVELYN FUSAE NAKAGAWA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Makai Chapel

EVELYN FUSAE NAKAGAWA

Age 66, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away December 20, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born May 15, 1944 in Waipahu.

She is survived by husband, Edward K. Nakagawa; daughter, Stacey A. Nakagawa; sisters, Irene C. (Kenneth) Watanabe, May M. (James) Jones; granddaughter, Erica K. Nakagawa; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (January 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Socorro Ligot Paraso

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Jan. 4, 2011
Socorro Ligot Paraso, also known as “Nena” and “Corring,” 100, of Honolulu died. She was born in Malate, Philippines. She is survived by son Almo B., daughter Cynthia P. Tubal, sister Gloria Escano, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Island Family Christian Church, 3375 Salt Lake Blvd. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Lorraine Thelma Perry

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Dec. 25, 2010
Lorraine Thelma Perry, 86, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Genevieve G. Perry and Ethel E. Medeiros. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Stanley Shigeru Pestana

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Dec. 22, 2010
Stanley Shigeru Pestana, 57, of Azle, Texas, and Honolulu, died in Azle. He was born in Japan. He is survived by son Dino; daughters Christie Roman, Tiffany M. Pestana-Breaux and Stasey Steele; sister Mary Pestana-Young; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Maili Point Beach Park, Uliawa 2. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mariano Ramos

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Jan. 9, 2011
Mariano Ramos, 100, of Puhi, Kauai, a retired Kauai Surf houseman, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Angelita “Angie.” Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. No flowers.

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Colin E. Shelford

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Dec. 17, 2010
Colin E. Shelford, also known as Karewa E. Shelford, 80, of Laie, a retired mechanical engineer, died. He was born in Whangarei, New Zealand. He is survived by daughter Charlene Shelford-Lum, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii Stake Center, Laie 2nd Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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ETSUKO SHIRO

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ETSUKO SHIRO

Etsuko Shiro, 84, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2011, in Wesley Willows. Born March 13, 1926 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Takeshi and Taniko (Yamamoto) Okamoto. Married Joji Shiro on October 30, 1954 in Chicago, IL. Etsuko loved spending time with her beloved grandchildren and traveling.

Survivors include son, Dr. John W. Shiro; grandchildren, Katherine, Christopher, Elisabeth, Amelia, Scott and Stephanie; brothers, Akira, Sataru, George and Richard Okamoto and sisters, Martha Ohtani and Sumiko Ching. Predeceased by parents, husband and son, Robert.

Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements completed by Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Rockford Chapel. For online condolences, please visit honquestfh.com.

Pauline Bainbridge Shotwell

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Borthwick Mortuary

PAULINE BAINBRIDGE SHOTWELL

Dec. 17, 2010

Pauline “Patty” Shotwell, 90, of Honolulu, a Registered Nurse and wife of the late Colonel William B. Shotwell, USAF, passed away at home. She was born on April 10, 1920 in Mitchell, South Dakota and graduated from Nursing School in Mitchell.

She served in the U.S. Army Nurses Corps at Santa Anna Military Medical Center, California from 1943 to 1945. While stationed there, she met her husband William, who had recently returned from duty in the Pacific theater. Pursuing two of her passions, she served as President of the Hickam Air Force Base Garden Club and traveled extensively.

Pauline Shotwell is survived by her daughters Victoria Sutton and Cherrie Shotwell of Honolulu; son Charles Shotwell of Fairfax, Virginia; and grandsons Stuart Sutton of Honolulu and Andrew Sutton of New York City.

Neil Carlton Apuna Sr.

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Jan. 10, 2011
Neil Carlton “Bull” Apuna Sr., 48, of Anahola, Kauai, a self-employed drywall taper, died at home. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Dawn; sons Neil, Anakale, Anthony and Kolbe; daughters Ali’ipoe Apuna and Daelin Nadarisay; brothers Donald Kekona and Andrew Sr., and Nathan and Reggie Apuna; sisters Coleen Rivera, Eileen Vidinha, Rhonda Tandal, Sweetie Hamasaki, Bernadette Janiki and Bernadine Cypher; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Way of Salvation Church, Kapaa, Kauai. Services: 9:30 a.m.

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Jutaro Usagawa

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Dec. 30, 2010
Jutaro Usagawa, 95, of Hilo, general manager for the former E.N. Holmes Store and retired court fiscal officer for the Circuit Court on the Big Island, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Waipio, Hawaii. He is survived by son Robert, daughter Jean Takata, brothers Sunao Nakahara and Bunichi Usagawa, sister Kay Yamauchi, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

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Nani Ann Wilson

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Dec. 22, 2010
Nani Ann Wilson, 65, of Lanai City, a service station general manager on Lanai, died in Nanakuli. She was born on Lanai. She is survived by sons Perry and Doug, mother Marian Kanipae, sister Sandra Ropa and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Zabland, Nanakuli.

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Alan Toshiaki Yamauchi

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Dec. 24, 2010
Alan Toshiaki Yamauchi, 57, of Honolulu, a Kaiser Medical Center biomedic technician, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Roy Y., mother Adele S. and brother Neal S. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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