Archive for June 9th, 2011

Alfredo Sales Acierto

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May 6, 2011
Alfredo Sales “Al” Acierto, 68, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard retiree, City Mill employee and Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Maxima Eder “Lita,” hanai son Emmanuel N. Eder, brother Contrado, sisters Gloria Rivera and Mary Link, and a hanai grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani Place, Salt Lake. Services: 7 p.m. Friday. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani MemorialPark. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information published in an obituary Tuesday.

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John C. Aipolani

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May 10, 2011
John C. “Papa” Aipolani, 84, of Waianae, a retired Globe Train and Jona’s Trucking truck driver, and an Army and Air Force veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by sons Rudy Na-o, Gordon Momon, and John Jr., Miles and Jason Aipolani; daughters Abigail Kahaloa, Doreen Kea and Deborah Aipolani; brothers Samuel, Peter, Alex and Earl Aipoalani, Walter Aipolani, Neil Waikiki, and Eric, Robert, Lamond and Cranston Kanakaole; sisters Violet Kulukulualani, Helen Konohia and Estelle Kaahanui; 25 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at United Gospel Fellowship Church, Mililani. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Fermina Bayya Aquino

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May 24, 2011
Fermina Bayya Aquino, 88, of Waipahu died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Virgilio, Raymundo, Amante, Florentino Jr. and Florentino II; daughter Milagros Ben; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Monday at the church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Yukio Arashiro

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June 4, 2011
Yukio Arashiro, 87, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a retired AFL-CIO union representative, truck farmer and an Army veteran, died in Garden Isle Health Care. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Yong; sons Clyde, Lloyd and Floyd; daughters Jassey Navarro and Pola Knight; sisters Toshiko Hironaka and Mieko Nakamura; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

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RALPH L. BOWERS

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RALPH L. BOWERS

70, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away May 23, 2011 at his daughter’s home in Elizabeth, Colorado, surrounded by his loving family.

Loving Husband of 49 years to Elaine. Proud Father of James, Susie (Aron) Weber and Billy Bowers. Grandpa of Manoa Weber. Brother of Dale Bowers.

A Celebration of Ralph’s Life will be held on Sat., June 11, 2011, in Elizabeth, Colorado. Memorial Contributions may be made to Friends of Hanauma Bay (www.friendsofhanaumabay.org), 100 Hanauma Bay Road, Honolulu, HI 96825.

RALPH L. BOWERS

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RALPH L. BOWERS

70, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away May 23, 2011 at his daughter’s home in Elizabeth, Colorado, surrounded by his loving family.

Loving Husband of 49 years to Elaine. Proud Father of James, Susie (Aron) Weber and Billy Bowers. Grandpa of Manoa Weber. Brother of Dale Bowers.

A Celebration of Ralph’s Life will be held on Sat., June 11, 2011, in Elizabeth, Colorado. Memorial Contributions may be made to Friends of Hanauma Bay (www.friendsofhanaumabay.org), 100 Hanauma Bay Road, Honolulu, HI 96825.

TSURUKO CACHO

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TSURUKO CACHO

Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 10, 2011 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born June 11, 1923 in Kapehu, Big Island. She was a retired nurse’s aid at Kuakini Medical Center; also a member of Church of Christ in Waipahu.

She is survived by sons; Inocencio (Florence) Cacho, David (Amerfina) Cacho of San Diego, CA, Daniel Cacho; daughters, Ruth (Christopher) Scogin of Pasadena, TX, Prisca Maluotoga; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, George (Jeany) Nakamura.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (June 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Urn Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers or monetary gifts, please.

TSURUKO CACHO

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TSURUKO CACHO

Age 87, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 10, 2011 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born June 11, 1923 in Kapehu, Big Island. She was a retired nurse’s aid at Kuakini Medical Center; also a member of Church of Christ in Waipahu.

She is survived by sons; Inocencio (Florence) Cacho, David (Amerfina) Cacho of San Diego, CA, Daniel Cacho; daughters, Ruth (Christopher) Scogin of Pasadena, TX, Prisca Maluotoga; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, George (Jeany) Nakamura.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Monday (June 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Urn Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers or monetary gifts, please.

Jose Marquez Calip

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May 27, 2011
Jose Marquez Calip, 102, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Vicar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Josephine R. Takara, Norma N. Dela Cruz, Lucy A. Calip and Shirley B. Motas; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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PYONG SON CHOE

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PYONG SON CHOE

Age 87, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away June 1, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born January 19, 1924 in Kosam-Myon, Korea.

He is survived by sons, Il Sop (Sun Ok) Choe, Michael In Sop (Young Soon) Choe; daughters, Sop Choe of Korea, Sun Sop (Gilbert) Tabata, Debbie Nam Sop (Kim Yi Hwan) Choe of Korea, Bok Sop Park, Sin Sop (Humberto) Velazuez of NJ; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (June 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m.

John Frank Ferguson

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June 1, 2011
John Frank Ferguson, 61, of Honolulu, owner of Ferguson’s Irish Pub, died at home. He was born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland. He is survived by wife Lillian K. and sisters Alice Coll and Rose Ferguson. Services: noon Saturday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral, 1184 Bishop St. Casual attire.

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Corazon Alcid Buan Gaceta

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May 9, 2011
Corazon Alcid Buan Gaceta, 74, of Kahana died at home. She was born in Moncada, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by husband Jose; sons Brummell, Harvey and Jose III; daughters Lucena Nicolas, Leimomi Hawkins and Leolani Gaceta; brothers Jun, Mermato, Tony, Phil, Alan and Ogie; sisters Victoria Afante and Aurora Cornelius; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:50 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Waikane. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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RUBY LEOLANI HANAWAHINE-MONTGOMERY

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RUBY LEOLANI HANAWAHINE-MONTGOMERY

Ruby Leolani Hanawahine-Montgomery, 71, passed May 9, 2011. She lived most of her life on the windward side of O’ahu in Kaneohe, Kailua, and Kahalu’u. She moved to Las Vegas for the remainder of her life. Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother is survived by: Children-Kimo Montgomery, Debra Borges, Shannon Evans. Grandchildren- Lehran Macaheleg, Caprice Evans, Kapena Borges, Shanday Evans, Lana Borges, and Keanini Montgomery. Great-grandchildren: Kahaku Borges, Raymond Borges, Kailee Macaheleg, Kaimani Bilyeu, Savanna LeMaster, Kaleo Macaheleg, Kanoa Bilyeu. Siblings: Herbert Hanawahine, David Hanawahine, Shirly Hanawahine, Ku’ulei Hanawahine, Alan Hanawahine, Napua Hanawahine.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday June 12, 2011 at Lanikuhonua 92-1101 Aliinui Dr. Kapolei, Hi. 96707 beginning at 11am-12:30pm with reception to follow. For further information please call 702-289-0841.

RUBY LEOLANI HANAWAHINE-MONTGOMERY

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RUBY LEOLANI HANAWAHINE-MONTGOMERY

Ruby Leolani Hanawahine-Montgomery, 71, passed May 9, 2011. She lived most of her life on the windward side of O’ahu in Kaneohe, Kailua, and Kahalu’u. She moved to Las Vegas for the remainder of her life. Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother is survived by: Children-Kimo Montgomery, Debra Borges, Shannon Evans. Grandchildren- Lehran Macaheleg, Caprice Evans, Kapena Borges, Shanday Evans, Lana Borges, and Keanini Montgomery. Great-grandchildren: Kahaku Borges, Raymond Borges, Kailee Macaheleg, Kaimani Bilyeu, Savanna LeMaster, Kaleo Macaheleg, Kanoa Bilyeu. Siblings: Herbert Hanawahine, David Hanawahine, Shirly Hanawahine, Ku’ulei Hanawahine, Alan Hanawahine, Napua Hanawahine.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday June 12, 2011 at Lanikuhonua 92-1101 Aliinui Dr. Kapolei, Hi. 96707 beginning at 11am-12:30pm with reception to follow. For further information please call 702-289-0841.

Doris Masako Hirayama

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May 13, 2011
Doris Masako Hirayama, 81, of Pearl City, a retired state Department of Education school administrator, died in Honolulu. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by husband James, daughters Joan Shin and Fae Hirayama, sisters Hana Ishida and May Fujii, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Patricia Jones

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May 20, 2011
Patricia Jones, 78, of Sparks, Nev., a retired Honolulu Realtor, died in Reno, Nev. She was born in San Diego. She is survived by husband Larry, sons Jeff and John, daughter Linda Young, sister Janelle Larson and two grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date in Kailua.

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Charles Mahuna Jr.

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May 30, 2011
Charles Mahuna Jr., 87, of Paauilo Mauka, Hawaii, a retired foreman with Hawaii County Department of Public Works, Highway Division, and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Delphina; son Myron; daughter Charlette Norfleet; brother Richard; sisters Margaret Ynigues, Ethel Mahi, Nora Mahuna, Elizabeth L. Loy and Mildred Kanakanui; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Potluck dinner to follow. Graveside committal services: noon Wednesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Evangalyn Kawaiokemamo Kuapahi

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May 28, 2011
Evangalyn Kawaiokemamo Kuapahi, 53, of Waimea, Kauai, a homemaker,
died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by husband Klaine, son Jason Kamai-Santos, mother Grace Kamai, brother Paul Kamai, sisters Belinda and Nancine Kamai, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Waimea United Church of Christ (Stone Church). Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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PAULINA FERMIN LORENZO

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PAULINA FERMIN LORENZO

Age 89, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away May 10, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born July 30, 1921 in Calayab, Laoag City, Philippines.

She is survived by husband, Buenaventura P. Lorenzo; sons, Ernesto F. (Marcelia J.) Lorenzo Sr., Gaudencio F. (Gina R.) Lorenzo; daughters, Josephine L. Eugenio, Anita L. (Tomas) Nino of Philippines, Merlita L. (Juanito) Degala, Buenalina L. (Jose) Agag; brothers, Rafael Fermin, Constancio Fermin, Ricardo Fermin; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (June 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (June 13) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

PAULINA FERMIN LORENZO

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PAULINA FERMIN
LORENZO

Age 89, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away May 10, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born July 30, 1921 in Calayab, Laoag City, Philippines.

She is survived by husband, Buenaventura P. Lorenzo; sons, Ernesto F. (Marcelia J.) Lorenzo Sr., Gaudencio F. (Gina R.) Lorenzo; daughters, Josephine L. Eugenio, Anita L. (Tomas) Nino of Philippines, Merlita L. (Juanito) Degala, Buenalina L. (Jose) Agag; brothers, Rafael Fermin, Constancio Fermin, Ricardo Fermin; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (June 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (June 13) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Roger R. Lucier

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May 26, 2011
Roger R. Lucier, 78, of Mililani, a retired diesel mechanic from Atlantis Submarine Co. in Hawaii, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Gladstone, Mich. He is survived by companion Frances B.K., daughters Kristy R. Donaldson and Kerry L. Fellhauer, and four grandchildren.
Private services.

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KENNETH HITOSHI MAEDA

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KENNETH “MOD” HITOSHI MAEDA

Age 74, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away May 29, 2011 in Pearl City. Born April 1, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired teacher and coach from Waianae.

He is survived by wife, Eleanor “Ellie” Maeda: son, Kendall (Kimi) Maeda; daughter, Mia (Jay) Taise; brothers, Richard (Janet) Maeda, Howard Maeda, Calvin (Donna) Maeda; sister, Lillian (Leroy) Uyeda; 3 grandchildren, Kade, Kole & Sidney; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 4:30 p.m. Monday (June 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

KENNETH HITOSHI MAEDA

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KENNETH “MOD”
HITOSHI MAEDA

Age 74, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away May 29, 2011 in Pearl City. Born April 1, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired teacher and coach from Waianae.

He is survived by wife, Eleanor “Ellie” Maeda: son, Kendall (Kimi) Maeda; daughter, Mia (Jay) Taise; brothers, Richard (Janet) Maeda, Howard Maeda, Calvin (Donna) Maeda; sister, Lillian (Leroy) Uyeda; 3 grandchildren, Kade, Kole & Sidney; numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation 4:30 p.m. Monday (June 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Clara Natsuno Kawata Nakano

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May 26, 2011
Clara Natsuno Kawata Nakano, 90, of Kailua, a retired state Department of Taxation clerk and key punch operator at Castle & Cooke, formerly Dole Cannery, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons the Rev. Warren and Mark, and caregiver and daughter-in-law Lynne. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Man Pun Nam

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June 5, 2011
Man Pun Nam, 71, of Aiea died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Korea. She is survived by husband Young Woo, son Ki Hoon, brother Yong Hon Yu, sister Tammy Yu and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

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Miriam Kainoa Naula

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May 14, 2011
Miriam Kainoa Naula, 82, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., a retired sanitation engineer with the state Department of Transportation, Airports Division, died in Palm Springs, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lepeka Jr., Milton and Melson; daughters Nettie L. Peiler and Marvalee Lopez; hanai sons Aaron Wong and Jessie F. Caseres; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Chuji Nii

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May 31, 2011
Chuji “Charlie” Nii, 94, of Honolulu, a retired nursery owner, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kanayo Miyama; son Glenn; daughters Betsy Moneymaker, Irene Nii and Stella Chow; brother Shigeki; and sisters Clara Tsumoto, Marion Yamami and Edith Kawashima. Visitation: 4 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Violet Noe Sakai

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May 23, 2011
Violet Noe Sakai, 89, of Honolulu, a Tenrikyo Church missionary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by sister Sayo Sasaki. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Tenrikyo Hawaii Dendocho, 2920 Pali Highway. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Lawrence Satoshi Shimamura

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June 3, 2011
Lawrence Satoshi Shimamura, 78, of Honolulu, a retired electrician at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 51, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Dayle Y., brother Ralph and sister Betty Kajiyama. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Clara Oyoshi Silva

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May 22, 2011
Clara Oyoshi Silva, 86, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kapaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Joseph Barros, Fred Silva and Clifford Silva Sr.; daughters Edna “Penny” and Jacqualine Tavares, Lodaynia Barros and Carla Silva; numerous hanai sons and hanai daughters; brother Shinkichi “Shorty” Kaneshiro; 22 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Graveside urn committal services: 1 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Park, Pearl City. Casual attire.

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