Archive for February 9th, 2011

Violeta Tolentino Bangi

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Jan. 22, 2011
Violeta Tolentino Bangi, 77, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Rodrigo; daughters Lilyjean Bangi-Camit and Menalyn Leones; brothers Amando, Loreto and Adriano Tolentino; sisters Marina T. Antonio, Lucena T. Vallejo, Anita T. Apostol and Connie T. Ines; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Richard Beck

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Dec. 28, 2010
Richard “Rick” Beck, 62, of Sunset Beach died. He was born in Huntington Park, Calif. He is survived by numerous family members. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Beach Christian Church, 59-578 Kamehameha Highway. Paddle-out to follow at Sunset Beach, waves permitting.

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RICHARD KIYOSHI CHAGAMI

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel RICHARD KIYOSHI CHAGAMI Age 93, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away January 22, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born June 21, 1917 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a Veteran of 442nd Infantry Regiment and former owner of the Forty Niner Restaurant. He is survived by sisters, Ruth Chagami Otsuka, Lillian Kazuye C. Yamamoto (Yoshito), Betty Tsurue Koizumi, Jennie Namiko Tsuchidana (Tokio); numerous, nephews and nieces. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (February 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Committal Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (February 16) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Thomas Arthur Eddo

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Feb. 3, 2011
Thomas Arthur “Tom” Eddo, 75, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired computer technician and a Navy veteran, died in Hilo. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Claire, sons Tom and Greg, daughter Karen Mercadante, brother John, sister Marilyn McGourty and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Chapel Kona Coast, The Lead Center, formerly Hualalai Theater, 75-170 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona. Reception to follow.

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Shanlin Tani Lenlin Na’auao Freitas

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Feb. 4, 2011
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‘auao “Shan” Freitas, 40, of Kula, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by daughter Taylor Hapenney; brothers Clarence Jr., Shanklin, Glenn and Keoni; and sisters Davelyn Kailiehu, Clareen Poffenbarger and Dianna Mathias. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Rev. William Henry Busche III

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Feb. 3, 2011
The Rev. William Henry Busche III, 53, of Kapolei, a wedding minister and entertainer, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Flavia A., son Billy, daughter Chauntel, parents William and Janet, brother Jimmy, sisters Mary Louise “Mele” Busche and Laura “Spring” Busche-Ong, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at First Southern Baptist Church of Pearl Harbor, 3121 Arizona Road, Honolulu. Celebration of life: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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John Fernandez Jr.

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Jan. 11, 2011
John Fernandez Jr., 71, of Kapolei, a retired city foreman, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Laurie Ma’ele, brother Bobby and sisters Loretta Szubinski and Betty Ann Kim. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

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Hilda Kamakaokauilaokalani Keanaaina

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Jan. 29, 2011
Hilda Kamakaokauilaokalani Keanaaina, 84, of Kaloko-mauka, Hawaii, a lobby hostess at the old Kona Inn, Hulihee Palace dancer and master kumu hula, died at home. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons William Jr., Stacey and Marcel; daughters Ruby McDonald, Pearl Debina and Jewel Carvalho; hanai sister Evangeline Macatiag; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. Saturday at Sheraton Keauhou Bay’s Mountain Ballrooms. Scattering of ashes to follow.

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Pearl F. Zablan Hew Len

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Jan. 21, 2011
Pearl F. Zablan “Granny” Hew Len, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Saga Foods breakfast cook at the University of Hawaii’s Hale Aloha dormitories, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Herbert K., George Jr. and Elmer L.; daughter Manu King; sisters Blanch Ramos and Blossom Chaves; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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Samuel Bung Yuen Lum

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Jan. 23, 2011
Samuel Bung Yuen Lum, 89, of Honolulu, a retired shipfitter loftsman at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 11, and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Randy; daughters Beverly Suemoto, Rosalyn Bohner and Evelyn Lum; brother James; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 720 N. King St., Palama. Services: 11 a.m. Private graveside inurnment services. No flowers.

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Lorraine Ululani Makalii

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Jan. 13, 2011
Lorraine Ululani “Sweetie” Makalii, 79, of Waimanalo, a retired school bus driver, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Peahi, Maui. She is survived by son Wilfred Burns; daughters Raene Chong, Dory Hart, Sharon and Janice Makalii, Shirley Ah Yat and Cindy Burns; brother John Quintua; sister Janet Reyes; 18 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 41-972 Oluolu St., Waimanalo. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Gary James Mara

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Jan. 26, 2011
Gary James Mara, 51, of Waianae died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Candise Chong; son Kyle Chong; daughters Jamie Berasis, Desiray and Garrilynn Mara, and Shellsea Chong; brothers William Jr., Michael Sr., Bruce, Kevin and Dean; sisters Allison Villanueva and Lorrie Mara; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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SHIGEMITSU NAKASHIMA

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SHIGEMITSU NAKASHIMA 89, of Kaneohe, a World War II veteran and former Hawaii state public welfare administrator, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 5. He is survived by his wife, Janet; sons Gerald and Michael (Beverly Bielewicz); daughters Karen Kimura (Randall) and Ellen (Alan Sipress); brother, Richard “Yasu” (Gladys); grandchildren Russell Kimura (Sarah), Erin Chinen (Daniel), and Tatyana, Alexander and Max Nakashima, and Natalie Sipress; and great-grandchildren Ava and Lily Kimura, and Caleb Chinen. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, Feb. 13 at Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church. Visitation 2 pm. Service 3 pm. Reception to follow.

DAMIAN KUALII “KUI” OSTROWSKI

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DAMIAN KUALII “KUI” OSTROWSKI Damian Kualii “Kui” Ostrowski, age 43, of Aiea, Hawaii passed away on January 26, 2011. Kui was born on November 3rd 1967, the youngest child of Robert F. Ostrowski and Elizabeth Leilani Bishaw Ostrowski (deceased). Kui was welcomed into the Ostrowski family by his sister Robbie-Jean and brothers Robert Miki-oi and Dominic Hikiwawe. The family lived in Kailua just one block from the beach. Kui, blonde from the sun as a child, spent endless hours on the sands of Kailua Beach boogie boarding and later surfing. Kui attended St. Anthony’s School in Kailua playing volleyball and basketball. His athletic endeavors continued in high school where he played volleyball and basketball for the Maryknoll Spartans. In 1984, Kui helped the Spartans win their only State Basketball Championship and in 1985 he was honored as ILH Player of the Year. After high school he was employed by Anheuser-Busch and later became an electrician. Kui married his high school sweetheart, Michele Dias on the grounds of Iolani Palace in 1988. Together, they had three children; Jeremiah “Miah”, Raquel and Mia. Kui enjoyed trolling and deep sea fishing and for a time would make fresh poi weekly for family and friends. Early on, the family lived near a neighborhood basketball court where Kui spent many hours playing ball with the neighborhood kids and teaching his son Miah the game. Never one to sit still for long, he also enjoyed koa framing and woodworking. May we, who have been left behind, find comfort in knowing that our loss here on earth is most assuredly heaven’s gain. Kui, know that you are loved dearly and you will be missed immensely by everyone who was blessed to know you. Services to be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Central Union Church, 1660 Beretania St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96814. Visitation 5:30-6:30pm. Services 6:30-7:30 pm. No flowers.

Zanetta “Nani” Satterlee

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ZANETTA “NANI” HENERALAU SATTERLEE Age 44yrs. of Alhambra, California Passed away on December 29, 2010 Born on August 6, 1966 in Honolulu, Hawaii Survived by Daughters: Kasi, Kira, Kyli and Chelsey(hanai) Father: Albert (Helen) Heneralau Mother: Elsie Frisbee Sister: Jadelyn Turcios Brothers: Fredrick (Nilsa) Heneralau Blaise Heneralau Alwaine Heneralau Nephews, Nieces, Uncles, Aunties, Cousins, numerous family members and friends worldwide She worked for Pacific Regional Educational Lab in Honolulu before relocating in “1997” to California and JPL Aerospace Program in Pasadena, California. Service: February 12, 2011 Time: 2:00pm Place: Kaneohe Seventh-day Adventist Church 45-566 Mahinui Rd Kaneohe Ph#247-4345 (for directions) Attire: Casual Burial: Ashes will be scattered privately

James Joseph DeCaires Sr.

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Feb. 5, 2011
James Joseph DeCaires Sr., 83, of Kailua, an Army retiree and Korean War veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons James, David, R. Kalei and John; daughters Katherine Lee and M. Maleka Boyd; sister Doris Amorin; 24 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1461 Kanapauu Drive and Keolu Drive, Kailua. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. March 1 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Matthew Darrel Manuia Mitchell Sr.

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Feb. 2, 2011
Matthew Darrel Manuia “Honey Boy” Mitchell Sr., 74, of Kahului, a retired cargo agent at Hawaiian Airlines in Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Clarita; son Matthew Jr.; daughters Amanda and Jody Mitchell, Marie Duarte and Jamie Czerwinski; brother Gordon; sister Rowena Hong; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Ward. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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GUY CHAMPION ELDERTS, SR.

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GUY CHAMPION ELDERTS, SR. 91, of Kahalu’u, O’ahu, Hawai’i, passed away on January 20th, 2011 surrounded by his family. Born in Honolulu, Hawai’i on November 12, 1919, a Navy Veteran of WWII and previous employee of HCAP, he is survived by sons Guy (Aunty Gail) Elderts II, Charles Elderts, Peter (Anna Marie) Elderts, Michael (Jovy) Elderts, Laurence Paul Elderts, daughters Anna Alisna and Lauren Paulette (William) Russell, sister Dorothy (Martin) Schefstrom, and brother Donald (JoAnn) Eldart. 10 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren, hanai sons Clyde (Blossom) Francisco, Charles (Malia) Carson, David (Malia) Francisco and Robert (DaveAnn) Francisco, and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Visitation: 6:00 pm Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Visitation at 9:00am, funeral services (SGI-USA) at 9:45am to be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, burial to follow at 11:00 am. Aloha Attire; flowers welcome.

JAMES JOSEPH DECAIRES, SR.

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary JAMES JOSEPH DECAIRES, SR. Age 83, of Kailua, Hawaii, passed away February 5, 2011 in Honolulu. Born November 10, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Korean War Veteran, retired US Army. He is survived by sons, James (Vickie) DeCaires of San Jose, CA, David (Letha) DeCaires, R. Kalei (Monna) DeCaires of Temple View, Hamilton, NZ, John (Shareen) DeCaires; daughters, Katherine (Lowell) Lee of Las Vegas, NV, M. Maleka (Michael) Boyd; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Amorin; numerous nieces & nephews. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday (February 10) at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (1461 Kanapau’u Dr. & Keolu Dr., Kailua); Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Committal Service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday (March 1) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire.

GUY CHAMPION ELDERTS, SR.

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GUY CHAMPION ELDERTS, SR. 91, of Kahalu’u, O’ahu, Hawai’i, passed away on January 20th, 2011 surrounded by his family. Born in Honolulu, Hawai’i on November 12, 1919, a Navy Veteran of WWII and previous employee of HCAP, he is survived by sons Guy (Aunty Gail) Elderts II, Charles Elderts, Peter (Anna Marie) Elderts, Michael (Jovy) Elderts, Laurence Paul Elderts, daughters Anna Alisna and Lauren Paulette (William) Russell, sister Dorothy (Martin) Schefstrom, and brother Donald (JoAnn) Eldart. 10 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren, hanai sons Clyde (Blossom) Francisco, Charles (Malia) Carson, David (Malia) Francisco and Robert (DaveAnn) Francisco, and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Visitation: 6:00 pm Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Visitation at 9:00am, funeral services (SGI-USA) at 9:45am to be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, burial to follow at 11:00 am. Aloha Attire; flowers welcome.

HARRY KIYOTO TAKESHITA

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HARRY KIYOTO TAKESHITA 79, of Honolulu, Camp Zama US Army Foreign Service Civilian (Japan) retiree, 1950 Farrington High School Alumni, died. Born in Palama, he was the youngest brother of Champion Boxer, Robert Takeshita. He is survived by his wife Kyoko and two sons Jun and Neal; brother, Robert Takeshita. Memorial service will be held at Makiki Christian Church on 2/12 Saturday 10:30am. We hope to reach everyone who knew my father so please come and celebrate his life. Aloha attire. No flowers needed.

Bernadine Louise Timbresa

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Feb. 4, 2011
Bernadine Louise Timbresa, 51, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Harold “Boy”; sons Harold “Ikaika” and Dayton; daughters Dayna and Brittnay; parents Lionel Silva Sr. and Rose Olsen; brothers Ashley Sr. and Lyle Silva; sisters Bernadette Navor, Tina Wilson, Tanya Haleamau and Deanna Martin; and two grandchildren. Visitation: noon Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaau Ward, Orchidland. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

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Sophie G. Tranilla

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SOPHIE G. TRANILLA 81, passed away on Jan. 5, 2011 in Las Vegas where she resided. A very caring and loving person, she touched the lives of many people. A talented and highly traveled independent woman, she gave of herself and to others without reservations. Sophie retired in 1989 as a Physical Therapy Technician. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Richard S Tranilla and is survived by her sons Rico of Seattle, Tom (Vicky) of Seattle, and Pat (Sharyl) of Pearl City, sister Maggie Chung-Hoon (Paul) of Kona, Hawaii, 7 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Maile Hafukimoana Vi

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Feb. 4, 2011
Maile Hafukimoana Vi, 76, of Kahuku, a retired Polynesian Cultural Center seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Haapai, Tonga. She is survived by husband Inoke; sons Mosese and Siaosi; daughter Elisiva Mohetau, Olini Maile and Mele Haiola; sister Lamataimi Paea; 27 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahuku 3rd Ward. Services: noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. “Sunday best” attire. Flowers welcome.

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SHIRLEY MOO HIN LUM WONG

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In Loving Memory SHIRLEY MOO HIN LUM WONG April 22, 1938 – January 16, 2011 Shirley Moo Hin Lum Wong was called home by our heavenly Father on January 16, 2011, at the age of 72. She was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert Kwock Hing Wong. We celebrate her passing with added joy as Shirley was re-united with Gilbert on their 46th Wedding Anniversary, January 16, 2011 – “Happy Anniversary!” Shirley was the only child of Lum Man Sing and Yee Moy Lee. Her memory will live forever in the hearts of her children, Lee-Ann Choy, Sue-Ann (Daryl) Yasuoka, Dudley (Lin), and Sherman (Deanna); grandchildren, Nicole Choy, Jadelyn and Brenton Yasuoka, Mitchell Wong, and Zoe Wong. Shirley enjoyed gardening, traveling, Korean soap opera, shopping, and enjoying watching her children and grandchildren in their activities – lion dance, marching band, volleyball, basketball, going to the movies and enjoying lunch with her friends. Born and raised by Chinese immigrant parents, Shirley embraced all cultures – Korean soap operas was a daily staple; her best friend was Filipino; she loved to walk the Shirokiya food section, and her last outing was to the Japanese New Year festivities in Moilili. Her life was one of service to others always volunteering, and chairing committees and organizing events – Sacred Heart’s Class of ’56 annual reunions, the PTAs of Maemae Elementary, Kawananakoa Intermediate, Roosevelt, Iolani and St. Louis High School, St. Stephen’s Church, Chinese Physical Culture Association, and the community. A graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy, Class of ’56, the University of Hawaii and City College of San Francisco, Shirley retired after 36 years with Hawaiian Electric Company as a payroll clerk. Retirement allowed Shirley to go on weekly movie outings, monthly lunch dates, travel, and enjoy her grandchildren – play basketball and chess, perform on stage and express themselves in art shows. Fortitude, Faith, Family – these words best describe our Mom, Grandmother, Sister-in-law, Aunty, and Friend, Shirley Lum Wong. A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 AT ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH, 2747 PALI HIGHWAY. VISITATION HOURS: 9:00AM – 10:30AM; MASS, 10:30AM. CAR POOLING IS RECOMMENDED, VALET SERVICE AVAILABLE, (NO CHARGE) WE WILL BID HER FAREWELL AND A PEACEFUL REST AT THE VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES MEMORIAL PARK CEMETARY AT THE GARDEN OF ETERNAL LOVE AT 2:00PM. THE FAMILY REQUESTS ALOHA ATTIRE.

Wesley Lewis Young

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Jan. 24, 2011
Wesley Lewis Young, 88, of Honolulu, a retired reporter at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and The Honolulu Advertiser, a Honolulu Police Department spokesman and a Navy veteran, will be remembered in services 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kilohana Methodist Church, 5829 Mahimahi St., Honoulu. He was born in Ellwood City, Pa. He is survived by wife Frances, son Thomas, brothers George and Dick, sister Nancy and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. No flowers.

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