Archive for July 3rd, 2011

Chong Ye Agena

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June 4, 2011
Chong Ye “Mona” Agena, 61, of Waipahu died in Kapolei. She was born in Korea. She is survived by husband Clarence M.; sons Christopher L. Elmore and Clark C. Agena; daughter Amy M. Mickel; father Pan Sok Choe; brother Sung Yoon Choe; and sisters Chong Soon Choe, Yoon Hee Choe and Jisung Kang; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers.

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Miguel Castillo Aguiar

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June 23, 2011
Miguel Castillo Aguiar, 70, of Ewa Beach, proprietor of M&M Landscaping, died at home. He was born in Amatlan, Nayarit, Mexico. He is survived by wife Martha E.; son Miguel Jr.; daughters Toni J., Mirta L., Linda V., Zulma, Erica, Fabiola and Angela T.; brothers Fidencio, Espiridion, Alfonso, Hector and Mario; sisters Marina, Amalia, Rosa, Leticia and Arcelia; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Leeward. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Sonya Sui Yen Uilani Alo Alder

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June 19, 2011
Sonya Sui Yen Uilani Alo Alder, 51, of Wailuku died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Lucas Alo, daughter Angela, mother Loretta L. Chin, brother Jeffrey Chin, sister Yolanda M.L. Poouahi and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at King’s Cathedral Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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ANNIE LEILANI ANTONE

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ANNIE LEILANI ANTONE

Age 98, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away June 4, 2011 in Honolulu. Born May 15, 1913 in Kuliouou, Hawaii. Annie retired from Waikiki Sunset Hotel.

She is survived by sons, Benjamin (Lei) Antone, James (Lita) Antone; daughters, Terry Antone, Jane Halmos, Helen Mangrobang, Dorcas Kaleo, Joan Antone; sisters, Nani Kauahikaua, Jenny Kealoha, June Cabral; 36 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; 37 great-great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (July 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (July 8) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Rose Masae Cabanlet

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June 20, 2011
Rose Masae Cabanlet, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton Waikiki Hotel housekeeper, died in Honoulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael; daughters Joyce Tam, Cynthia Loando, Esther Lovoron, Janet Meyer, and Darlene and Carol Cabanlet; sister Florence Kinimaka; 23 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Frances Pike Cranston

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June 28, 2011
Frances Pike Cranston, 100, of Honolulu died. She was born in Norwood, Ohio. She is survived by son Stephen, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Joseph Pierre DiFolco

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June 23, 2011
Joseph Pierre DiFolco, 53, of Honolulu, a Waikiki beach boy, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Quincy, Mass. He is survived by mother Anne; brothers Stephen and Michael; and sisters Mary Anne Lui, Theresa DiFolco and Danielle Kaneshiro. Scattering of ashes: 5 p.m. July 10 at Waikiki Beach.

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James Arthur Dods

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June 25, 2011
Brother James Arthur Dods, 72, of Honolulu, an educator and senior college counselor at Saint Louis School, former principal at St. Anthony High School in Wailuku, and a Marianist Brother, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Chester Jr. and Richard D., and sister Danielle Bedore. Mass: 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Wailuku. Visitation: 4 p.m. July 11 at Mystical Rose Chapel. Eulogy: 6:30 p.m. Mass: 7 p.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. July 12 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Louis Scholarship Fund.

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Matalima Laisene Filipo

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June 13, 2011
Matalima Laisene Filipo, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Malo and Opetaia Auelua, Faalelea and Metotisi Filipo, and Fogalele Faalelea; daughters Toluali’i Gardner, Maua Sale, Siusavai’i Filipo, Simuta Aiga and Salote Otto; brothers Ponemafua M. and Tagata Auelua; sisters Logomuliau Auelua and Mina Maea; 35 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Community Church of Honolulu, 2345 Nuuanu Ave. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Tsutomu Fujimoto

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June 14, 2011
Tsutomu Fujimoto, 89, of Hilo, a retired HPM Building Supply vice president and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Irene Fujita, son Gregg T., daughter Sandra F. Collins, brother James, sisters Michiko Omori and Sumiko Takata, and two grandchildren. Urn committal services held on Oahu. Additional, private services in Hilo. No monetary offerings.

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ALICE SUYENO HANSON

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ALICE SUYENO HANSON

Age 82, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away June 17, 2011 in Wahiawa. Born October 10, 1928 in Pearl City, Hawaii. Alice retired as a cook from Leilehua High School.

She is survived by daughters, Sandra (Luis) Nakasone, Patricia Hanson; brother, Edward Higa; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 11:00 a.m. Thursday (July 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 12:00 p.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

FRANK “TIM” OLMSTED HAY

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FRANK “TIM” OLMSTED HAY
August 24, 1915-March 24, 2011

Frank “Tim” Olmsted Hay, a long time resident of the North Shore, died in his sleep at his home in Brentwood, California, on March 24, 2011 at the age of 95. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1939 and served 28 years in the US Air Force. As a C-47 pilot, he flew paratroopers in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism, landing a glider with paratroopers behind enemy lines to capture a strategic airfield in Burma. He retired from the Air Force as Commander, Wheeler Air Force Base, in 1967 and was an avid golfer at the Leilehua and Kalakaua Golf Clubs. He was long active in the Wahiawa/Waialua Rotary Club, the Waialua Community Association, and an honorary member of the Haleiwa Hawaiian Civic Club, as well as many other civic and community associations.

Tim was married for 56 years to Anne, mother of his three children, until her passing in 1996. He is survived by his wife Darlene, of Brentwood, California, to whom he was married for fourteen years, one son Frank, Junior, of Koke’e, Kaua’i, daughters Suzanne (Stuart) Hanchett, of Moloa’a, Kaua’i and Barbara (Alvin) Santos of Haleiwa, Oahu, four grandchildren, Keoa, Keana, Nainoa, Makana, and four great-grandchildren, Makali’i, Emma, Kilinoe and Ke’alohi.

Tim asked that memorial gifts be given in his name to the Rotary Youth Foundation, c/o Calvin Wakai, 130 Mango Street, Wahiawa, Oahu 96786.

A Celebration of His Life will be held at the Kawailoa Ranch Pavilion (old Meadow Gold Dairy outside Haleiwa) on Sunday, July 10 at 11:00 am. The family requests no flowers.

Renee Louise Ige

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June 26, 2011
Renee Louise Ige, 48, of Honolulu, a Kuhio Beach Grill waitress, died in Ho-nolulu. She was born in Olympia, Wash. She is survived by husband Brian, daughters Brianna and Kasey, mother Laverne “Niki” Criscola and brother Chucky Criscola. Services: 6 p.m. July 10 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Richard T. Iwamoto

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RICHARD T. IWAMOTO

Richard T. Iwamoto (80), loving husband, father and grandfather passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2011 in Huntington Beach, CA.

He was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Richard attended McKinley High School and later graduated from the University of Hawaii. He served in the Army at Schofield Barracks. Richard married Rose (Hamada) and they moved to Ohio where he attended the University of Cincinnati Law School. He took a job as an attorney for the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. He was active in the Hawaii State Society and Methodist Church. Richard retired after 30 years and moved to Huntington Beach. He worked part time at the OC Law Library and also as a movie extra. He helped organize the McKinley Alumni Association of Los Angeles.

We will remember Richard’s witty conversation and sense of humor; his strength and dedication to his family; his keen interest in current events; his love of Hawaiian food and music, camping, fishing, golfing and raising orchids. He especially enjoyed activities with his grandchildren and was proud of their achievements.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Rose; and his daughter, Joyce. He is survived by his children, Ross Iwamoto (Dianne), Gail Smith (Jim); grandchildren, Matthew and Joy; brothers, Ralph, Reynold, Robert and sister, Bernice Buxbaum.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 am Sat., July 16, 2011 at Dilday Chapel, 17911 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA.

Pierre J. Jaffuel

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PIERRE J. JAFFUEL

Was released from this earth on May 29, 2011.

He lived a full and passionate life and left behind his beloved wife, Keiko and their two dogs, Mocha & Latte. He is also survived by his three sons, Patrick, Willy and Mitch as well as daughters Andrea and Angela and grand children.

Pierre enjoyed his life to the fullest. He was born in Paris, France and traveled the world with The French Navy. He loved the ocean and a private service was held to fulfill his wishes to be returned to the sea. Pierre is loved and will forever be missed.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the friendship and support that poured in during this time of great sorrow.

Artemus Umioliloa Kahookele

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June 16, 2011
Artemus Umioliloa Kahookele, 49, of Waianae, a painter, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Destin Gallarde-Kahookele; sons Artemus Jr. and Brandon; daughters Chasity Gallarde, and Tiffany and Aerial Kahookele; brothers Quentin and Jarret Kahookele, and David Bright; sister Jackie Burke; and three grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Pokai Bay in front of the swings. Casual attire.

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Shirleyann Leilani Keawe

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April 12, 2011
Shirleyann Leilani Keawe, 51, of Waianae, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clarence N.; sons Clarence N. Jr. and Mark W.; daughters Cassandra S.L. Kekoa and Regina Keawe; mother Sarah K. Delos Reyes; brother Robert N. Kalua III; sisters Suzanne M. Robello, Tisha N. Kalua and Sarah K. Banks; and 17 grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. July 16 at 85-1149 Waianae Valley Road. Lunch to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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DAWN ALOHA KEKO’OLANI

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DAWN ALOHA KEKO’OLANI

Passed away into the blessed peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ at age 47 on May 25, 2011, having succumbed to complications from breast cancer. Dawn was well known for her lifelong efforts to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian culture and traditions. She enjoyed educating children and young people, having pioneered several programs and developed curriculum at Honolulu Community College, Farrington High School and several Hawaiian charter schools. Dawn’s 20 years of research and study with leading Hawaiian thinkers and cultural practitioners culminated in her philosophy of Hawaiian spirituality, the tenets of which were set down in a book, “Na’au Poi: Spiritual Food for Cultural Enlightenment”.

Dawn’s mastery of hula, photography, and Hawaiian music were shaped by a long and happy collaboration with her beloved sister Patricia Malia “Kiki” Keko’olani, who passed away in 2009. Dawn is survived by her daughter Aesha Na’awapuhimelemele Ohelo; her mother Patricia Zolman Holt; her brother Dean Pua Keko’olani; her half-brother Nawai Keko’olani; three half-sisters, Celeste Leilani “Becky” Keko’olani, Deborah Thorn, Christina Gassoway; and her nephew Teariki Tully.

A private family service was held at Diamond Head Memorial Park at Honolulu, Hawaii on June 9, 2011. Friends and family wishing to pay their respects may call Diamond Head Memorial Park for directions to her resting place.

DIANE KIM

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DIANE KIM

Diane Kim, 82 of Honolulu, retired proprietor of Beaute Fair Inc. passed away at home. She is survived by sons Dana, Alan (Liane), sister Bonnie Walker and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 8th at Borthwick Mortuary Mauna Kea Chapel. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. Service will commence at 6:00 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Sandra Puanani Kim

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June 30, 2011
Sandra Puanani Kim, 72, of Waipahu, a retired University of Hawaii athletic secretary, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Paul, daughter Paula Janis and sister Frances Hoapili. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. July 11 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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GERALD KATSUMI KOIKE

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GERALD KATSUMI KOIKE

Age 64, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away June 20, 2011 in Ewa Beach. Born February 11, 1947 in Waialua, Hawaii. Retired planner & estimator for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Vietnam Veteran & recipient of the Purple Heart Award.

He is survived by wife, Arlene T. Koike; son, Bryan (Lovelle) Koike; daughter, Kori (Ian) Koike Smith; sister, Jeanne (Peter) Okutani; 3 grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (July 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Duane G. Lofton

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June 26, 2011
Duane G. “Mad Russian” Lofton, 68, of Kaneohe, a drywall and construction worker, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Michael H. and Randy, daughter Nadine Yokotake and a grandchild. Private services.

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DAVID PATRICK MACKENZIE

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“A man after God’s own heart.”

DAVID PATRICK MACKENZIE

47, of Kailua, VTC Section Chief at USPACOM and an Air Force veteran, went home to be with the Lord on June 19, 2011. He was born in Santa Monica, California.

He is survived by his wife Tracie; sons David Joseph “DJ” (Kathie) and Morgan; grandchildren Kanoe Kageyama, Jeanai and Noah; hanai daughter Deva Correa (God daughter Danae); and brother Douglas F.

Celebration of life services: 6 p.m. July 8 (Fri) at Calvary Chapel Honolulu in Aiea (for directions please consult CCH website). Beachside Prayer Service: 8 a.m. July 9 (Sat) at Kailua Beach boat ramp. For additional information, please consult Calvary Chapel Windward website. Casual attire.

DAVID PATRICK MACKENZIE

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“A man after God’s own heart.”

DAVID PATRICK MACKENZIE

47, of Kailua, VTC Section Chief at USPACOM and an Air Force veteran, went home to be with the Lord on June 19, 2011. He was born in Santa Monica, California.

He is survived by his wife Tracie; sons David Joseph “DJ” (Kathie) and Morgan; grandchildren Kanoe Kageyama, Jeanai and Noah; hanai daughter Deva Correa (God daughter Danae); and brother Douglas F.

Celebration of life services: 6 p.m. July 8 (Fri) at Calvary Chapel Honolulu in Aiea (for directions please consult CCH website). Beachside Prayer Service: 8 a.m. July 9 (Sat) at Kailua Beach boat ramp. For additional information, please consult Calvary Chapel Windward website. Casual attire.

Richard Yuichi Miyakawa

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June 6, 2011
Richard Yuichi “Rugged” Miyakawa, 89, of Honolulu, a retired owner of Miyakawa Nursery and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Anti-Tank Unit, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kazuko “Katherine”; sons Sidney and Leighton; daughters Gail Chun, Colleen Kim and Diane Louis; brothers Francis and Willie; sisters Mae Otani, Mildred Yamamoto, Doris Stricker and Rosemary Matsuno; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Nathan Shizuo Morita

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June 15, 2011
Nathan Shizuo Morita, 59, of Hilo, a retired Hilo High School teacher, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Alan and sister Marian Takeshima. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nora Harue Nakasato

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June 13, 2011
Nora Harue Nakasato, 86, of Kaneohe, formerly of Ho-nolulu, a retired sales clerk at Ethel’s Dress Shop, died in Ann Pearl Care Home Inc. She was born in Honohina, Hawaii. She is survived by sisters Miyoko Ganeko and Ellen “Chiyo” Aono. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: noon. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Yasuo Niimi

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June 22, 2011
Yasuo Niimi, 83, of Keaau, Hawaii, an Army veteran who served during the Korean War and an X-ray and laboratory technician at Sedan City Hospital in Sedan, Kan., died at home. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dolores, sons Dennis and Allen, daughters Mara Kerr and Jan Dudgeon, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Momotake Ninger

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June 17, 2011
Momotake Ninger, 73, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. He is survived by sons Rogers and Rodley Ninger, and Robinson Dom; brothers Kanfin and Wencher; sisters Fumie Andon, Kachieko Aisek, Arina Ninger and Beauty Chengen; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kalihi Baptist Church, 4429 Malaii St. Final services and burial to be held in Chuuk. No flowers.

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Howard Mitsuo Okano

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June 9, 2011
Howard Mitsuo Okano, 78, of Kailua, a retired salesman and an Army veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Happy Valley, Maui. He is survived by wife Jane A.; son Guy K.; daughters Denise O. Hayakawa, Janice R. Madigan and Wendi M. Okano-Kim; brother Stanley K.; sister Mildred E. Nahina; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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