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Margaret Kretschmer Stewart, “Dody”

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MARGARET KRETSCHMER STEWART, “DODY,”

Was born 8/14/21, in Denver, Colorado and died on 4/22/11, in Sebastopol, CA. She attended University of Iowa where she pledged Gamma Phi Beta. She worked at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver during the War and later for the Bureau of Mines in Boulder City on basic magnesium. After the war, she ran an insurance office in Long Beach, CA.

Margaret took the ship to Hawaii in 1946, where she met and married Alan Stewart while working at Theo H Davies & Company. Before their three children were born, Margaret volunteered with the League of Women Voters in Honolulu on water issues. The family lived in Hawaii until 1975, when Margaret and Alan moved to The Mainland and settled in Santa Rosa in 1979.

After Alan Stewart died in 1990, Margaret moved to Oakland where she worked with SHHH (Self Help for the Hard of Hearing) for several years to educate health care providers about how to work with hard of hearing patients. She moved to Sebastopol in 1998.

Margaret is survived by her three daughters, Julie Lucke (Bruce) of Rio Vista, CA, Jean Stewart (Hank Washburn and daughters Sarah and Anna) of New Sharon, Maine, and Heidi Stewart (John Weinstein and children Alex and Hana) of Sebastopol.

Luciana T. Adzuara

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April 16, 2011
Luciana T. Adzuara, 88, of Waipahu, a retired seamstress for the former King’s Cleaners, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by stepsons Alfred and Joseph; stepdaughters Grace Gonzalez, Susette Hiens, Nanette Mendez, Margaret Maldonado and Hilda Dias; nephews Joel, Noel and Allen Tacras; nieces Benita, Ethel and Noble; and caregiver Mercy Tacras. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Francisca Dagan Alejandro

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April 14, 2011
Francisca Dagan Alejandro, 64, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Hanamaulu Cafe kitchen helper, died at home. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Mark, mother Dionicia Dagan, sister Saturnina Bumanglag and hanai mother Maximina Pascual and family. Visitation: 8 a.m. today at Lihue Lutheran Church. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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MARY JANE VAN BUREN

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MARY JANE VAN BUREN

Died April 6, 2011 at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah. She lived a life full of adventure and learning and died peacefully at the age of 84 with her family nearby.

Mary Jane was born on November 15, 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and adopted at the age of 2 by William and Josephine Rankin. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Central State Teachers College in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin.

In 1968 Mary Jane moved with her family to Hawaii, where she lived for the next 25 years. She worked as a legislative aide for Hawaii state representatives Lisa Naito and Jack Larsen. Following her tenure at the state legislature, she worked for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, eventually attaining the position of Vice President for Public Relations. She was also active with the Honolulu Community Theatre.

Mary Jane is survived by her daughter Jessica Van Buren; daughter Cassandra Van Buren and her husband Keith Cormier; and her granddaughters Emma and Austen Van Burns, all of Salt Lake City. She was preceded in death by her dear friend Bob Hemphill.

No service will be held. Please consider a donation to the Salt Lake Community College Community Writing Center, The Road Home, Habitat for Humanity, or Best Friends Animal Society in her memory.

Larry Cole Caneda

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April 2, 2011
Larry Cole Caneda, 49, of Honolulu died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cheryle E.; son Brandon Makaawaawa; daughter Melanie Makaawaawa; brothers Lino Jr., John and Al; and sister Joann Olevao. Visitation: 10 a.m. next Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Tony Malonzo Canlas

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April 14, 2011
Tony Malonzo Canlas, 90, of Honolulu, a retired ammunition inspector for the Navy Ammunition Depot, died in Bend, Ore. He was born in Manila. He is survived by sons David and Anthony Canlas, and Ron Rodin; daughter Karen Cogdill; brothers Chuck, George and Ambrosio; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Richard James Clark

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April 23, 2011
Richard James “Rick” Clark, 15, of Waimanalo, a student, died at home. He was born in Florida. He is survived by parents Brian and Virginia; brother Joshua; sisters Amanda, Emily, Elise and Heidi; and grandparents Arthur R. Clark III, Wanda L. Estes and Deede C. Davis. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Kailua Community Church.

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Julie Ann Depew

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April 24, 2011
Julie Ann Depew, 50, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Hawaii County Police Department accountant, died. She was born in California. She is survived by husband Robert, sons Dylan and Marley, brother Stewart Gram and sisters Susan Lindahl and Kathy Flynn. Services: 3 p.m. today at Queen Liliuokalani Park.

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Julia Patsy Dixon

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April 19, 2011
Julia Patsy Dixon, 80, of Lihue, proprietor of Dixon Services Inc., died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Jacob Pia; daughters Val Hirsch, Patricia “Pinky” Baliaris and Faith Vidinha; stepsons Larry, Garry and Paul; stepdaughters Sherry Stell and Amy Dixon; brother Mariano “Uncle Kahea” DeBusca Jr.; sisters Mildred Perreira and Anita Aquino; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lihue Ward. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.

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Glicerio Galarde Garperio

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April 3, 2011
Glicerio Galarde Garperio, 85, of Pearl City, a retired maintenance man, died in Honolulu. He was born in Gonzaga, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Esperanza R.; sons Florencio, Firmo and Cesar; daughters Elsie Rigor and Crisalda Colburn; sister Carolina Medrano; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Clyde-Clifford Moanikeala Gouveia

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April 10, 2011
Clyde-Clifford Moanikeala Gouveia, 40, of Aiea, a USS Bowfin Museum employee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leslie M. Wood-Gouveia, son Kaelen, daughters AshleyAnn Gouveia and Rachel Ponce, parents Clyde and Janis, sister RoseLynn Rosado, grandparent Rosaline and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Erich Paul Szubinski II

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March 31, 2011
Erich Paul Szubinski II, 42, of Honolulu, a carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Erich and Loretta, and sisters Raelene Almeida and Selene Soares. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. next Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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James T. Kojima

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April 27, 2011
James T. Kojima, 84, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County Fire Department captain and former K.K. Appliance employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sue S., daughter Lorraine Martin, sister Alice Kadowaki and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo.

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Chiyo Miyahira

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March 31, 2011
Chiyo Miyahira, 98, of Pearl City died in Waipahu. She was born in Kahaluu. She is survived by sons Albert, Richard, Melvin and Dennis; daughter Elsie Kawakone; brother Shoken Kobashigawa; sisters Asaye Shiroma, Tomie Ige and Yoshie Tomei; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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MARGARET LUCAS MONTGOMERY

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MARGARET LUCAS MONTGOMERY

Margaret Lucas Montgomery died April 20, 2011 in San Francisco after an extended illness. She was born in Richmond, Virginia to William L. and Marie H. Lucas on August 15, 1921 and was the widow of Francis (Frank) R. Montgomery of Honolulu, Hawaii. Margaret graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She served in the U. S. Navy World War II WAVES, a source of great pride to her, and received her Master’s degree from Columbia University. Moving to San Francisco gave Margaret career opportunities that led her into executive personnel management at Bechtel Corporation. During her long business career there, she fulfilled important overseas assignments in Europe and the Middle East and served as a mentor to young women. Since her marriage to Frank in 1981, Margaret divided her time between San Francisco and Honolulu. She lamented leaving each one, only to rejoice at returning to the other. An avid traveler, Margaret toured everywhere from Antarctica to Bhutan and never ceased learning and absorbing the riches of the cultures and countries she visited. Margaret was a devotee of opera and symphony and was a generous supporter of religious, arts and educational organizations. She gave of her time by volunteering, including serving as a docent at lolani Palace for over 25 years. Also in Honolulu, she was a member of P.E.O. Survivors in the Lucas family include brother William B. Lucas (Ann) of Richmond, Virginia; niece Jane L. Smith (Steve and children Margaret, Walker and Lucas) of Athens, Georgia; and nephews W. Guy Lucas and Jay B. Lucas (Annette and children Valerie and John) of Raleigh, North Carolina. Survivors in the Montgomery family include Norma Montgomery Rayl (Robert) of Saratoga, California; Thomas Montgomery (Marion) of Durango, Colorado; Sean Montgomery (Marissa) of Los Angeles, California; and Kevin Montgomery of Saratoga, California. Memorial services at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in San Francisco, as well as in Honolulu, will be held at future dates. Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center (400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104), Planned Parenthood o Hawaii (1350 South King Street #309, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814), or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by The Neptune Society, San Francisco.

Conrado Nacario

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April 2, 2011
Conrado “Dado” Nacario, 77, of Wahiawa, a retired welder and city grounds- keeper at Mokuleia Beach Park, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Mokuleia. He is survived by wife Jean S.; sons Ryan and Kerry; daughter Sharlene Halemano; brothers Richard, Robert, James and Wayne; sisters Meg Heidenfelt and Estrellita Dela Pena; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Marian Y. Nakagawa

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April 13, 2011
Marian Y. Nakagawa, 90, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sisters Alice Yanagisako, Miriam Morimoto, Patsy Ibara and Leatrice Saiki. Private services.

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German Ngayan

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April 26, 2011
German Ngayan, 90, of Kahuku, a retired driver with city transportation and Kahuku Sugar Plantation, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Ernest and Larry; daughters Bonnie Holmbeck, Cora Johnson, Diana Lindholm and Marlene Fantus; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Dorothy Leilani Palama Pakele

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April 22, 2011
Dorothy Leilani Palama Pakele, 75, of Waimanalo, a former employee at Dole Cannery, Rocky Road Egg Farm, Coco Joe’s and Tropical Fish, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Paul and Russell; daughters Dora “Missy” Afong, Marilyn Pakele, Cindy Kauihana, Pauline “Lei” and Bonnie Garcia, and Paula Poahi; brothers William “Sonny,” James “Kanak” and Edward “Eddie” Palama; sisters Helen Afong, Emily “Ba” Waiolama, Trudy Lobo and Betty Jones; 29 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Alan S.Y. Pang

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March 24, 2011
Alan S.Y. Pang, 55, of Honolulu, a former Records Hawaii manager and retired Stratacom salesman, died in Dallas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Stephen and sister Kathy T.Y. Scott. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Donna Marie Perry

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April 12, 2011
Donna Marie Perry, 48, of Kaneohe, a retired Air Force technical sergeant, died at home. She was born in Biloxi, Miss. She is survived by husband Michael C., son Michael A., daughters Calla L. and Carissa M., sisters Debora Tron and Nancy Law, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Evangeline Vidad Ramelb

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April 25, 2011
Evangeline Vidad Ramelb, 51, of Kahuku died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Abaca, Bangui, Philippines. She is survived by husband Cesario, sons Charlie and Clifford, parents Loreto and Jesusa Vidad, two brothers, eight sisters and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Roch Catholic Church, Kahuku. Burial to be held in the Philippines.

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JOSEPH JOHN RAMIA

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JOSEPH JOHN RAMIA
September 17, 1930-April 14 2011

Joe was a man well-loved by all that knew him. Fondly known to his staff and friends as “JR”, Joe was a man of good spirits, great humor and always welcomed you with a handshake and hand on the shoulder. He was generous, loyal, brilliant, and enjoyed a good laugh. Joe was a beloved father of six children and is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phyllis Ramia, and four remaining children, Mark, Michele, Sean, and Christina. He was a faithful husband, caring brother, fun-loving uncle, and generous grandpa. Joe’s life was the culmination of the American Dream as he worked hard to make a success in life to share with his family. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Joe graduated with a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from UC at Berkeley. After serving 2 years in the Army as a Staff Sgt. during the Korean War, Joe joined the Shell Company in Emeryville, CA. It was then that he saw the opportunity to get into home development with his brother-in-law. This led to building many homes in CA and ultimately a prominent position with Gentry Homes, Ltd., then a small company in Hawaii. With one trailer, one truck, and one secretary, Joe worked with Tom Gentry to make the company one of the most successful and thriving home builders in the islands. He found innovative ways to make affordable, good housing in a growing market and earned the position of President and CEO. Today, Joe’s legacy lives on with thousands of homeowners currently living in Gentry homes throughout the island of Oahu. Joe will always be with us in our hearts, minds and spirits forever. We all love you and miss you, Joe, and know you will be in peace now in the Kingdom of Heaven.

BOBBY “DOMINGO” RIO SR.

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

BOBBY “DOMINGO” RIO SR.

Age 86, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away April 13, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born March 31, 1925 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyards.

He is survived by sons, Bulla Lepen, Domingo A. (Pam) Rio Sr., Abner Nunes, Charles (Kathy) Rio, Richard (Valerie) Murton, Randall (Francis) Rio, George (Stacey) Rio; sisters, Marjori (Gary) Bixby, Martha (Wilmore) Kamaka, Madeline (Pete) Augalo; 33 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (May 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Committal Service 10:00 a.m. Thursday (May 5) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LAWRENCE ROBERT TOLLENAERE

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LAWRENCE ROBERT TOLLENAERE

Lawrence (Larry) Tollenaere, age 88, passed away peacefully in his home in Ashland, Oregon, on Wednesday April 20, 2011.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Larry attended Morton High School and Iowa State University where he played football and graduated with a B.S in Industrial Engineering. Serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater, he was a Beach Master for the invasion of Okinawa. He returned to Iowa State to teach and complete a M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering where he met his beloved wife, Mary.
In 1950 he joined American Pipe and Construction (now Ameron) in Monterey Park, California, where he spent his entire business career. Soon after arriving at Ameron he was dispatched to South America to seek and develop pan-American business opportunities. From this early venture, company projects developed in Chile and Colombia. The latter business remains a wholly-owned Ameron subsidiary with headquarters in Bogota. After serving as President and CEO beginning in 1967 and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1989, he retired in 1993. Under his leadership, Ameron made significant contributions to the heavy construction industry, particularly in the use of large diameter concrete and steel pipe for the construction of major water transportation projects in the American West, the Middle East, and South America.
Additional academic degrees include a M.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California Graduate School and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Claremont Graduate School. Active in business, cultural and civic affairs, Larry served on the board of directors of Parsons Corporation, Pacific Life Insurance Company, Newhall Land and Farming Company, Gifford-Hill-American, Inc. on the board of Avery Dennison Corporation for over 30 years. Other Board and Trusteeships include Chairing the Board of Overseers for The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens; emeritus membership on the Board of Fellows of the Claremont Graduate Center; and a past president and honorary director of The Beavers. Additionally Larry was an active member and past president of the California Club and member of the Jonathan Club, Bohemian Club and Lincoln Club.
A wine connoisseur, he was a member of both the Commanderie de Bordeaux and Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed fly fishing and grouse shooting in Scotland each August. Larry was devoted to his family. One treasured memory, shared by all, is the celebration of Larry and Mary’s diamond wedding anniversary with their family in Maui. He was fond of reminding his family that “Trifles make perfection but perfection is no trifle” and reflected this thought in all he did.
Larry will be truly missed by his wife of 63 years, Mary Elizabeth (nee Hansen); five children, Elizabeth Walsh, Homer Tollenaere (Virginia), Stephanie Tollenaere Goerdt (Peter), Caswell Abrams (Matt); Mary Jennifer Damon-Tollenaere (Matt); and ten grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly.
Services will be private in Maui, Hawaii. Donations in Larry’s memory may be made to Iowa State University Foundation, P.O. Box 2230, Ames, Iowa, 50010-2230 or to a favorite charity.
Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, OR. www.litwillersimonsen.com

Mary P. Wills

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April 13, 2011
Mary P. Wills, 85, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Cornelius and Eassie, brother Alexander Miller, sisters Beatrice Loman and Agatha Gomes, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralserv-ices.com.

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