Archive for May, 2011

EDWARD PETER ANDERSON, III “BUD”

Posted On May 7th, 2011 -

EDWARD PETER ANDERSON, III “BUD”

93 passed away in McLean, Virginia on Monday, February 21, 2011 from complications from congestive heart failure. He was born in Norfolk, Va. and traveled all over the world with the Navy in World War II. As Chief Warrant Officer he lived in Honolulu for 50 years. He was awarded 5 medals for his serve in battle, one of them a purple heart. After retiring from the Navy in 1959 in Honolulu, he bought a business that did general contracting and land development; working much with sugar mills in the Hawaiian Islands. He loved to golf, run marathons and travel. His wife Penny of 47 years passed away in 2007.

He is survived by his daughter Maggie Anderson Sheedy, her husband Thomas Sheedy and their children. He is also survived by his brother Francis Anderson age 92, Fran’s wife Marge Anderson and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 3:00pm with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Va. Donations may be made to the loving retirement residence where he lived for the last 4 years in McLean, Va. Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation, honoring Edward Anderson 6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Va. 22101 703-538-3068 http://www.nmcgrf.org Arrangements by Murphy Funeral Home Falls Church, Va.

Takuzo Kusaka  

Posted On May 2nd, 2011 -

April 14, 2011
Takuzo Kusaka, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Army master sergeant and Tripler Army Medical Center warehouseman, died. He was born in Kalaoa, South Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Machiko; sons Ronald T., Kenji C. and Michael M.; brothers Goro, Takuji and Ryusuke; sisters Yatsue Yamamoto and Tomoe Aruga; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Stanley Lukowski (Lukie)

Posted On May 14th, 2011 -

RICHARD STANLEY LUKOWSKI (LUKIE)

Born 10.22.1941, passed 05.09.2011.

Survived by wife Beverly Lukowski (Shishido), children Scott and Keli Lukowski, grandchildren Bryanne and Daniel Finneran II.

Formerly from Calumet City IL. He was a retired US Postal Service employee that spent early retirement years in Honolulu HI.

Final resting place Abraham Lincoln National Cemetary.

COLONEL CLYDE L. FRIAR, U.S. ARMY (RET.)

Posted On May 12th, 2011 -

COLONEL CLYDE L. FRIAR, U.S. ARMY (RET.)
May 5, 2011

Colonel Clyde L. Friar, retired military scientist and long-time Kailua resident, died at home on May 5, 2011, at the age of 88.

Colonel Friar held a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was a graduate of Senior Army Command, Staff and War Colleges. In 1961, he was the US Army Nuclear Defense adviser to Governor Quinn for Hawaii and the Pacific. He served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, earning numerous decorations including the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Clusters.

Colonel Friar was an expert in military Chemical and Biological (CB) research, development and production. Early in his career he held key positions at Fort Detrick, Maryland and at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Colorado. He was the Director of CB Defense Laboratories, Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland from 1965-1968. In the late 1960’s when President Nixon banned biological warfare, he was Commanding Officer at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas, and was instrumental in converting the facilities to peacetime purposes.

Clyde Friar lived in Kailua, Hawaii since his retirement from the Army in 1975. He worked briefly in real estate, then from 1977-83 was an actor and extra for Hawaii Five-0, Magnum P.I., and many other films and commercials. He was consistently active in volunteer work with the American Cancer Society and other services benefiting both the civilian and military community. He was awarded the Hawaii Chapter 2005 Doleman Award, “for Outstanding Service to Community and Nation.”

Clyde was married for many years to Connie Friar, mother of his three children, until her passing in 1985. His son Larry passed away in 1968. He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Darnelle, formerly of Little Rock, Arkansas; daughter Jill Frost; son David Friar; and three grandchildren, Diana, David and Keiko. Other close family include his daughter-in-law Pam Matsuda Friar, step-son Joe Gentry, and children-in-law Jack Frost and Pam Gentry.

The family requests no flowers. Memorial gifts may be given in his name to the Disabled American Veterans, with information found at www.dav.org. Services will be private, but the family wishes to extend their aloha and gratitude to Clyde’s many friends.

Richard Lee Mayor (Rick)

Posted On May 5th, 2011 -

RICHARD LEE MAYOR (RICK)

Was the eldest of two children born to William H. and Alice M. Mayor on December 13, 1941 in Arroyo Grande, CA. He died early on Saturday morning, April 16, 2011 in Orlando, FL, losing his long struggle with cancer. He was 69 years old.

He is survived by daughter Regina Mayor of Houston, TX, (m. to Mark Tackley-Goodman), son Robert William Mayor of Half Moon Bay, CA (m. to Libby Mayor), grandchildren Catherine Kennison, Jason Tackley-Goodman, Zoe Mayor and Zachary Mayor, and sister Joene Mayor of Maui, HI. Close friends include Roxanne Koutsoulieris and her 5 adult children and grandchildren in Orlando, FL.

Rick worked in many fields, including many years as a high school science and marine biology teacher with the Hawaii Department of Education, and as a P.A.D.I. SCUBA instructor. He worked in the security field during his later life. His many hobbies included photography, CB radios, shell collecting, rock and crystal collecting, and electronic games.

Rick was a recovering alcoholic and was committed to living the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, remaining an active AA member for the last 25 plus years of his life. His AA friends made up a core part of his extended family, and he personally helped many others conquer their struggles with addiction.

Wilson Abraham Aana

Posted On May 27th, 2011 -

May 22, 2011
Wilson Abraham Aana, 84, of Waimea, Kauai, and Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard rigger and Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Thel-ma, sons John and Jim, daughters Donna Nakahara and Leslie Ann Aana, sister Girlie Gonzales, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. June 4 at Kauai Veterans Cem-etery Pavilion, service and burial to follow. Casual attire.

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Gregory Abaya

Posted On May 24th, 2011 -

April 18, 2011
Gregory Abaya, 73, of Honolulu, a life insurance and real estate agent, funeral plan memorial sales counselor and Army National Guard private first class, died in Honolulu. He was born in Banayo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Frances A., daughter Marjorie Vidal, hanai son Robert Vidal, sisters Nora Escobar and Dominga Manog, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. No black attire. Condolences may be sent at www.hawaii-funeralservices.com.

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Robert “Bobby” Acoba

Posted On May 25th, 2011 -

ROBERT “BOBBY” ACOBA
“Mr. Magic”

71 of Pearl City, passed away on May 13, 2011 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born on July 24, 1939, in Makawao, Maui and graduated from Waipahu High School.

Bobby tended bar at Sarento’s Top of the I and Aaron’s (Nicholas Nickolas). Bobby touched the hearts of many with his kindness and generosity. Entertaining and putting a smile on everyone’s face with MAGIC was his life. Bobby filled the world with MAGIC.

Bobby spent time volunteering charity events, teaching judo, wrestling and volley ball. Bobby sold ribbons and leis at Aloha Stadium.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Rosie Agnes Acoba; mother, Katie Acoba; Brothers, Edwardo “Eddie” Acoba and David Acoba; children, Jodee (David) Acoba-Suganuma, Jon Thomas Acoba, Riley Lewis Acoba of WA, Corey Ramon (Laura) of WA, Christine Rose Acoba and Grandson, Marc Kawika Suganuma.

Services will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea/Vineyard Chapel. Visitation from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Wake-Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation also Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Borthwick Mortuary, Maunakea Chapel from 9:30 to 11:30 am; Prayer Service at 10:30 am. Burial to follow at 1:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe.

Robert Acoba

Posted On May 29th, 2011 -

May 13, 2011
Robert Acoba, also known as “Bobby” and “Mr. Magic,” 71, of Pearl City, a magician and bartender, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Rosie A.B.; sons Jon T., Riley L. and Corey R.; daughters Jodee K. Acoba-Suganuma and Christine R. Acoba; mother Katie; brothers Edwardo and David; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Moani Anela Kia‘i Adric

Posted On May 2nd, 2011 -

April 27, 2011
Moani Anela Kia‘i Adric, infant daughter of Jaylene P. Farias and Alika L. Adric of Anahola, Kauai, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Koni H.; grandparents Maile B. Adric and Dory Ann K. and Darrell K. Farias; and great-grandparents Patricia “Nana” Caceres and George “Tutu Man” Ai Sr. Private services.

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Richard Agan

Posted On May 1st, 2011 -

April 14, 2011
Richard “Rick” Agan, 71, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired recreation director for the city Department of Parks & Recreation at Lanakila Center, Honokaa Recreation Center, Hilo Armory and Waiakea Uka Gym, died at home. He also was a retired Air Force master sergeant and first sergeant who served in the Vietnam War. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Teri King-Agan; sons Kevin K. Katayama and Richard K. “Ricky” Agan II; daughter Jessica King; mother Emily; brothers Andres “Nato” Jr., Gordon and Nathan; sisters Barbara Respicio, Marlene Manzano, Charlotte Paiva, Brenda Okano and Laura Medeiros; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Private committal services at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

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CYNTHIA GOROSPE AGAS

Posted On May 2nd, 2011 -

Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Makai Chapel

CYNTHIA GOROSPE AGAS

Age 46, of Pearl City, HI, passed away April 3, 2011 in Aiea, HI. Born February 2, 1965 in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She was employed as a certified nurses assistant and own her foster home.

She is survived by husband, Gerardo “Gerry” V. Agas; son, Christopher Agas; daughter, Chelsea Agas; 1 grandson; mother, Rosa P. Gorospe; brothers, Norman (Nancy) Gorospe, Ray Gorospe, Abraham Gorospe; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Friday (May 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Saturday (May 7) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City) Mass 12:00 noon. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Cynthia Gorospe Agas

Posted On May 3rd, 2011 -

April 3, 2011
Cynthia Gorospe Agas, 46, of Pearl City, a certified nurse’s assistant and owner of a foster home, died in Aiea. She was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Gerardo V. “Gerry”; son Christopher; daughter Chelsea; mother Rosa P. Gorospe; brothers Norman, Ray and Abraham Gorospe; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass at noon. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Yoshie Agawa

Posted On May 26th, 2011 -

May 1, 2011
Yoshie Agawa, 92, of Honolulu died in Hilo. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by sons Thomas and Theodore, daughter Lorna Tadaki, sister Shizuka Masuda and four grandchildren. Private services.

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James Garcia Agbayani

Posted On May 21st, 2011 -

May 7, 2011
James Garcia Agbayani, 84, of Aiea, a retired Army sergeant who served in World War II and the Korean War, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Mabel Linda; sons Richard, Brian and William Agbayani, and Robert and Richard Lewis; daughters Alda Glass, Phyllis Kawachi, Deborah Suliven, Janice Higa and Patricia Miranda; brothers William, Albert, Benny, Robert, Pedro, Alfred and Jaime; 24 grandchildren; 23 greatgrandchildren; and a greatgreatgrandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers; lei welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Jose Abian Agorilla

Posted On May 20th, 2011 -

May 7, 2011
Jose Abian Agorilla, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Akahi Services landscaper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Bernarda; daughters Perlita Pablo, Clarita Bangloy, Cres Tamayo, and Lauriana “Lorie” Simpliciano; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. next Friday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Kalihi. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Mark-Major Kakua Leongneefuk AhNee

Posted On May 23rd, 2011 -

April 14, 2011
Mark-Major Kakua Leongneefuk AhNee, 28, of Mililani died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Kenneth AhNee and Doreen Canada; brothers Ben Samosan and Kawika and Mano AhNee; and sister Cammy Roberts. Private services.

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Ernest Roger Ahue

Posted On May 9th, 2011 -

March 3, 2011
Ernest Roger “Sonny” Ahue, 79, of Kailua, a former Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station carpentry estimator and planner, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rhobie R., son Ernest-Rickie, daughters Arnest-Puanani Leandro and Sheana-Nalani Beckley, brothers Charles Pokipala and Charles Ahue III, sisters Iris DeRego and Charlene Goo, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. May 17 at Greenhaven.

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Harold R.W.N. Ahuna

Posted On May 8th, 2011 -

HAROLD R.W.N. AHUNA

Of San Jacinto, CA. Born on Nov. 28, 1950. Age 60. Died on Mar.24, 2011. Raised in Waianae. A past employee of C&C of Honolulu, Paramedic division of Waianae.

Survived by (Wife) Phyllis, Harold Noe (Kristi) Shannon, (Ronson Keith) and grandchildren Victoria and Vanessa.

Life celebration will be held on May 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM. At the Ahuna Ranch in Maili, 87-204 Kulaaupuni St. Contact number is 808- 672-8161. Please no Floral arrangements, leis OK.

Alma Halemano Kalahikiola Ahuna

Posted On May 9th, 2011 -

April 26, 2011
Alma Halemano Kalahikiola Ahuna, 87, of Kaneohe, a Hawaii State Hospital licensed practical nurse, died at home. She was born in Puna, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Roland P. Sr., son Darryl E., daughter Daphne Kauhane, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Church, Kaneohe. Tribute: 11 a.m. Mass: 1 p.m.

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Harold R.W.N. Ahuna

Posted On May 11th, 2011 -

HAROLD R.W.N. AHUNA

Of San Jacinto, CA. Born on Nov. 28, 1950. Age 60. Died on Mar.24, 2011. Raised in Waianae. A past employee of C&C of Honolulu, Paramedic division of Waianae.

Survived by (Wife) Phyllis, Harold Noe (Kristi) Shannon, (Ronson Keith) and grandchildren Victoria and Vanessa.

Life celebration will be held on May 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM. At the Ahuna Ranch in Maili, 87-204 Kulaaupuni St. Contact number is 808- 672-8161. Please no Floral arrangements, leis OK.

Bernice L. Akamine

Posted On May 26th, 2011 -

Jan. 6, 2011
Bernice L. Akamine, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Outrigger Hotels executive housekeeper, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lawrence S.K.; son Steven; daughters Jocelyn
Inomata, Momi Anakalea and Rochelle Akamine; brothers George Jr. and Robert Balindo, and Rodney and Kanani Morris; sister Yolanda Morreira; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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Creighton M. Akamine

Posted On May 26th, 2011 -

Jan. 21, 2011
Creighton M. “Aka” Akamine, 60, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Shawn; daughter Chanel Bisbee; father Lawrence; brother Steven; sisters Jocelyn Inomata, Momi Anakalea and Rochelle Akamine; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Bernice L. Akamine

Posted On May 27th, 2011 -

Jan. 6, 2011
Bernice L. Akamine, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Outrigger Hotels executive housekeeper, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lawrence S.K.; son Steven; daughters Jocelyn Inomata, Momi Anakalea and Rochelle Akamine; brothers George Jr. and Robert Balino, and Rodney and Kanani Morris; sister Yolanda Morreira; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. Incorrect information published in an obituary yesterday.

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Yoshiko Akatsuka

Posted On May 20th, 2011 -

April 24, 2011
Yoshiko Akatsuka, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Fujiya Honpo Inc. packer, died. She was born in Shiga-ken, Japan. She is survived by son Andrew Y. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m.

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Jane Mikala Lahilahi Aki

Posted On May 8th, 2011 -

May 2, 2011
Jane Mikala Lahilahi Aki, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Willows Restaurant hostess, died at home. She was born on Niihau. She is survived by sons Joseph Jr., Steven and Gerard Aki, Joseph Kalikikani and Stephen Kalilikane; daughters Catherine Magsanide, Veronica Bustamante, Margaret Rofinot, Theresa Figueroa and Mary Pittman; brother Leslie Kubo; sisters Annie Christian, Hazel Kobayashi and Irene Apana; 39 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; and six great- great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Highway, Ho?no?lulu. Rosary: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Graveside services: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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William K.C. Akina

Posted On May 7th, 2011 -

April 21, 2011
William K.C. Akina, 85, of Chula Vista, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Air Force senior master sergeant and a state Harbor Patrol retiree, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marian L.; sons Dr. William “Keli’i,” David “Ikaika” and Stephen “Kinilau”; daughters Patricia “Keikiolani” Furtado and Stephanie “Maile” Colston; sisters Alice Stone, Margaret Contento, Agnes and Evangeline “Lei” Akina, and Virginia Thames; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Rosary: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Kaheka Street. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Grant Tsuneichi Akita

Posted On May 19th, 2011 -

April 11, 2011
Grant Tsuneichi Akita, 58, of Kailua, a Young Brothers refrigeration air condition mechanic and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susan and sister Gay Takahashi. Private services.

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Roger Levi Kaai Alameida

Posted On May 2nd, 2011 -

April 23, 2011
Roger Levi Kaai Alameida, 57, of Maunaloa, Molokai, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Denise; sons Gabriel and Maka; daughters Tabitha, Crystal and Kuulei Alameida and Jazmine Tauiliili; mother Violet Worley; brother Ronald and Roy Worley Jr.; sisters Ulu Kaai, Lorna El and Tricia Sellisen; and two grandchildren. Scattering of ashes to be held at sea at a later date.

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Lloyd P. Albinio

Posted On May 16th, 2011 -

April 19, 2011
Lloyd P. Albinio, 62, of Honolulu, a retired city firefighter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by life partner Connie; sons Lloyd N. and Lloyd J.K.; brothers Jacob, Evans, James, Gordon and Benjamin; sisters Lois, Darlene, Waldine, Cheryl, Charlene and Charmaine; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sand Island State Park. In lieu of flowers, bring pictures and stories of Lloyd, and music.

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