Archive for May 1st, 2011

Richard Agan

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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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Barbara Ann Andrade

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April 19, 2011
Barbara Ann “Babs” Andrade, 64, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard “Ricky” Jr.; son Richard III; and daughters Tammy Kim, Kimberly Quinata, Cherese Maio and Marlisa “Missy” Carvalho. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe, 45-815 Pookela St. Services: 11 a.m.

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WALDRON & DOROTHY BARRERE

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WALDRON AND DOROTHY BARRERE
1910-2005, 1913-2009

Graveside services over the ashes of Frank Waldron BarrËre and Dorothy Eleanor Benton BarrËre will be held at Oahu Cemetery on May 6, 2011, at 11 a.m., with The Reverend Elizabeth Zivanov of the Parish of St. Clement officiating and military honors for Waldron by the United States Army Honor Detail. A reception on the cemetery lanai will follow. Waldron was born in Honolulu on September 12, 1910, and died in Montana on June 25, 2005. He was a retired architectural hardware consultant, an ocean lover and a lifelong woodworker. He was a Major in the US Army Quartermaster Corps in the Ryukyus Campaign during World War II. Dorothy was born in Hilo on March 27, 1913, and died in Montana on November 8, 2009. She was a Hawaiian historian, editor, writer and lecturer. They are survived by their daughters and their families, Danielle Stone of Minnesota and Michele Stephen-Hassard of Montana. Full obituaries appeared in 2005 and 2009. The family suggests aloha attire and the wearing of leis.

LARRY COLE CANEDA

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

LARRY COLE CANEDA

Age 49, of Honolulu, passed away April 2, 2011 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. Born December 10, 1961 in Honolulu.

He is survived by wife, Cheryle E. Caneda; son, Brandon Makaawaawa; daughter, Melanie Makaawaawa; brothers, Lino Caneda Jr. of Kauai, John (Charmaine) Caneda of Hawaii, Al (Debra) Caneda; sister, Joann (Sione) Olevao; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday May 7, 2011 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Inurnment 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Marvin G. Carter

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March 11, 2011
Marvin G. Carter, 77, of Newport Coast, Calif., formerly of Hilo, a U.S. Postal Service retiree and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Lisa Carter and Susan C. Lyle, brother Albert “Paki,” sister Mona Wong and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo. Inurnment to follow at Homelani Memorial Park.

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Pansy Hung Sim Ching

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April 21, 2011
Pansy Hung Sim Ching, 79, of Honolulu, retired owner of Peach Flooring Inc., died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Darrick, daughters Nanette Koga and Nadine Dawson, and five grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Toho No Hikari Church, 3510 Nuuanu Pali Drive.

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Allan Teodorico Cortez

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April 7, 2011
Allan Teodorico “Braddah” Cortez, 63, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired union electrician for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1186 and an Army medic specialist and veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Beverly, son Allan S., daughters Allyson Cortez-Hewetson and Allyssa Cortez, brother Milton, sister Bernadette Cortez-Camero and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Graveside committal services: 9 a.m. May 9 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Hannah Naai En Oe Costa

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April 1, 2011
Hannah Naai En Oe Costa, 92, of Hilo, a retired employee of the former Mamo Theater, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons John Costa Jr. and Thomas Aiona Jr.; daughters Hannah De Motta, Adeline Cho and Marion Kim; hanai sons Clifford, Larry and Leonard Aiona; hanai daughters Laura Yamamoto and Eva Caravalho; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Haili Congregational Church. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section J. Casual attire.

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Lydia E. Espiritu

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April 12, 2011
Lydia E. Espiritu, 67, of Lahaina died. She was born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jun, son Jerry, daughters Miraflor Velasco and Michelle Mahuna, brother Lloyd Reyes and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Kalanianaole Hall, Molokai. Services: 8 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kapaakea Cemetery, Kaunakakai. Online condolences: www.ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Wilma Joyce “Lani” Fujii-Ho

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Wilma Joyce “Lani” Fujii-Ho
Our beloved Wilma Joyce “Lani” Fujii-Ho, 61, passed away at her home in Honolulu on Sunday, March 27, 2011. Lani was the youngest of three children born to parents, Ronald and Rose Fujii. Amazingly throughout her life, she was always able to maintain a cheerful disposition and she took great pleasure whenever she was able to help others. The cheerleader within (from her cheerleading days at Kalani High School) helped bring joy and comfort to the many lives she touched. Her radiant smile and hearty laugh were infectious. Her indomitable spirit served her well through all of life’s challenges. She loved nature and had a special bond with animals. Even Rosie, our neighbor’s dog in Kula, knew something was amiss on my last visit when I returned there without Lani. At an early age, Lani began her quest to explore the world. She earned a masters degree in cultural anthropology and spent a considerable part of her adulthood studying different cultures while living
and working abroad in Australia, Bali, India, Japan, Nepal, and Taiwan. Her interest in travel led to a career as a travel escort, consultant, and subsequently owner of OM On The Range which specializes in cruise travel. She traveled extensively to all parts of the globe and escorted numerous groups from Hawaii on European tours. She especially loved
the time she spent on her five trips to Africa. She was the consummate cruiser sailing on over 60 cruises over the years. She was also a certified acupuncturist specializing in animals and a licensed massage therapist. She is survived by husband, Tim Ho; sister, Ronnie Mae Farinas; brother, Dalton Fujii (May Yamashita); nephews, Mark Farinas, Sy Farinas (Yumi Koyama), Clint Fujii; niece, Laureen Lee (Dale Lee); grand-nephews, Kainoa Farinas, Ren Farinas, Kysen Lee; and grand-niece Kerrin Lee. Private family services were held both in Honolulu at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and at her home in Kula, Maui where her ashes were scattered.
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CLYDE-CLIFFORD MOANIKEALA GOUVEIA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

CLYDE-CLIFFORD MOANIKEALA GOUVEIA

Age 40, of Aiea, passed away April 10, 2011 at his residence. Born January 16, 1971 in Honolulu. Clyde worked on the USS Bowfin Museum. Clyde was preceded in death by his mother Raynette Gouveia.

He is survived by wife, Leslie M. Wood-Gouveia; son, Kaelen Gouveia; daughters, AshleyAnn Gouveia, Rachel Ponce; parents, Clyde and Janis Gouveia of Hawaii; sister, RoseLynn (James) Rosado; paternal grandmother, Rosaline Gouveia of Hawaii; two grandchildren; aunts, uncles, niece and cousins.

Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday May 6 2011 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Waipio, Celebration of Life 7:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ERICH PAUL SZUBINSKI II

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ERICH PAUL SZUBINSKI II

Age 42, of Kaneohe, HI, passed away March 31, 2011. Born December 18, 1968 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by his parents, Erich & Loretta Szubinski; sister, Selene (Wayne) Soares, Raelene (Lawrence) Almeida; grandmother, Frances Szubinski; 5 nephews; 1 great nephew. Visitation 9:30 a.m. May 7 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:00 p.m. Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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, sisters Raelene Almeida and Selene Soares, and grandparent Frances. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

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William N.K. Kamai III

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April 20, 2011
William N.K. “B” Kamai III, 48, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, a diesel mechanic for Wayne’s Diesel Service, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Mary P. and half brother Kalfred Au. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

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JANE YOSHIE IWAMOTO

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JANE YOSHIE IWAMOTO

Jane Yoshie Iwamoto, 92, passed away on April 14, 2011. A retired housekeeper, she was born on November 4, 1918, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Lorna Jean (Al) Taylor, Margaret (Wayne) Shishido, Karen (Manfred) Nagel, Evelyn (William) Desha; grandson Ryan Shishido; daughter-in-law Kathy Koga; sister Janet Terada. Private services were held.

Viola May Kauakanilehua Kasparovitch

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April 1, 2011
Viola May Kauakanilehua Kasparovitch, 83, of Honolulu, a retired State Judiciary employee, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughter Cathy Arnold; sons Keith, Kevin and Cass K.; sister Johanna Lawrence; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Chongson Kim

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April 28, 2011
Chongson Kim, 69, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Korea. He is survived by wife Young Boo, sons Daesik and Daehyun, daughter Junhyun K. Johnson, brothers Wonsun and Jonghub, sister Pokye Hockenberry and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Aiea Korean United Methodist Church, 99-101 Laulima St. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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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, former employee of L.K. Appliance and Army veteran, 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.

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Robert Allan Leahey

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April 8, 2011
Robert Allan “Robby” Leahey, 50, of Waianae, a Donaldson Enterprises explosive ordnance technician, died in Waikele. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers James “Jim,” Charles “Chuckie” and Michael “Mickey”; and sister Charlize “Charlee” Leahey Irvine. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Saunders Estate, 173 Kakahiaka St., Kailua. Scattering of ashes to follow at Kailua Beach during sunset. Aloha attire. No flowers. For information, call 389-4862 or email ssaunders@hawaii.rr.com.

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Lisi Vaoga Leti

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April 19, 2011
Lisi Vaoga Leti, 61, of Waimea, Hawaii, a former Samoa Packing housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Samoa. She is survived by husband Vaoga L.; sons Biron, Faatiuga, Momoe and Billy S. Vaoga; daughters Faaeteete Iona and Vaitoelau Vaoga; sister Faava Luamanu; 29 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Waimea County Cemetery, Mormon section. Casual attire.

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Wai Hung Leung

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April 16, 2011
Wai Hung Leung, 74, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed herbalist, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by wife Kit Ying, son Ken K.F., daughter Janice S.F. Lee, brother Leung Wang, sisters Tim Lok Young and Wim Fong Leung, and two grandchildren. Services: 8 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

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Jeremiah Mahuiki

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April 22, 2011
Jeremiah “Miah” Mahuiki, 51, of Haena, Kauai, an artist and musician, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Mahtia; son Daniel Alapai; daughter Savanna Reis; brothers Roland, Russell, Doiron, Ezera, Randy, Matthew, Stanley and Mark; sisters Ardella Sperling and Tira, Jolly Ann and Lukela Mahuiki; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life and potluck gathering: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Haena Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow.

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Dorothy Edna Moen

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April 22, 2011
Dorothy Edna Moen, 86, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a homemaker and seamstress, died at home. She was born in Milnor, N.D. She is survived by husband Bud, son Randall, daughters Karen Valentine and Shelley Hoist, and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Kona Outdoor Circle. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. For information, call 937-1774.

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JANE SUMIKO NAKAMURA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mauka Chapel

JANE SUMIKO NAKAMURA

Age 84, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away April 12, 2011 in Honolulu. Born January 2, 1927 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Jane retired as a general manager from Del Monte- Kunia Federal Credit Union.

She is survived by sons, Lee Nakamura, Lew (Sheila) Nakamura of Hilo, Lester (Carolynn) Nakamura; daughter, Lynn Nakamura of Los Angeles, CA; sister, Elsie Tanaka; 1 granddaughter.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (May 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

James Hitoshi Okinaga

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April 17, 2011
James Hitoshi Okinaga, 85, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired Kona Community Hospital maintenance worker and a coffee and macadamia nut farmer, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Clifford, Wesley and Aaron; sisters May Oekawa, Grace Kaiawe and Gertrude Go; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Christ Church Episcopal, Kealakekua. Services: 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow at the church; burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park, Holualoa.

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GENE GORO OTA

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary
(20 S. Kukui St.)

GENE GORO OTA

Age 62, of Honolulu, passed away April 12, 2011 at St. Francis. Hospice. Born April 18, 1948 in Kona, Hawaii.

He is survived by Wife, Dora Jean Jr. Ota; sons, Aaron-Michael Ota of San Francisco, Travis-Mitchell Ota, Tyrone-Mikaele Ota; brothers, Myles Ota of Kona, Arnold (Carole) Ota of Kona; sisters, Mildred (Charles) Okimura, Jeanette (Manny) Masuda; nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

Sukye Pak

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April 25, 2011
Sukye Pak, 76, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Gochang, Korea. She is survived by son Kiya; daughters Kihui Kamae, Kisuk and Kinam Kim, and Kiok and Debbie Pak; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

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ALAN SUCK YUEN PANG

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ALAN SUCK
YUEN PANG

Alan Suck Yuen Pang, 55, died on March 24, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. A former Records Hawaii manager, retired from Stratacom. He was a avid sports fan, soccer player and coach. Service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at Diamond Head Mortuary at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Visitation from 10:00am to 11:30am, service at 11:30am and burial at 12:45. Survived by brother Stephen (Linda), sister Kathryn Scott (Don), nephew Nicholas Pang (Connie), aunties, uncles and cousins. Casual attire

Restituto Parubrub

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April 26, 2011
Restituto “Resty” Parubrub, 88, of Kekaha, Kauai, an Olokele Sugar Co. sugar processor, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Magdalena; sons Henry, Dusty and Wilbert Parubrub, and Noel Layaoen; daughter Lily Millare; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

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ROBERT W. PULLEY

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ROBERT W. PULLEY

Robert W. Pulley was born in Hamilton Ohio in 1931. He moved to Hawaii in 1962 after serving as a fighter pilot in the United States Navy. He helped pioneer the development of high rise condominiums in Waikiki with projects such as the Wailana, Yacht Harbor Towers and Canterbury Place. He later expanded his business to include real estate syndications both in Hawaii and on the mainland. He also brought Burger King to Hawaii by developing a successful franchise here during the 1970’s and 80’s. He passed away on April 2nd, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Doris Stanfill Pulley, children Richard R. Pulley, Jennifer L. Pulley, four grandchildren: Brandon Myers, Jessica Rosenberry, Kaitlyn Rosenberry, Austin Pulley and brothers John, Tom and William Pulley. Private services at Punchbowl Cemetary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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