Archive for August 28th, 2011

Herbert E. Alexander

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July 2, 2011
Herbert E. Alexander, 75, of Honolulu, an Aeronautical Radio Inc. retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Talihina, Okla. He is survived by wife Nancy J.M. McGahan. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information published in an obituary July 10.

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Lionel Jerome Azevedo

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Aug. 22, 2011
Lionel Jerome “Buddy” Azevedo, 79, of Hilo, an Azevedo Constructors Inc. heavy equipment operator and contractor, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Edna H.; sons George “Scotty,” Carl “Bobo,” Curtis, Clayton, Calvin, William and Neil; daughters Shayne Ah Sing, Leonetta Lehmann, Aileen Azevedo and Sheila Baldado; sister Eleanor “Ellie” Brown; 31 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow at the mortuary. Casual attire.

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R. Gilbert Basco

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Aug. 18, 2011
R. Gilbert Basco, 80, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. irrigation supervisor, died at home. He was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. He is survived by wife Gloria J., son Rusty, daughter Jackie Brown and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Casual or aloha attire. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Enegarada Bantilan Campos

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Aug. 23, 2011
Enegarada Bantilan “Elaine” Campos, 75, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Raymond “Ray”; sons Roland, Russell and Reginald; brother Felipe Albios; sisters Pauline Wingard, Connie Smith, Keala Moreno and Bernie Azevedo; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire.

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Amy Leilani Kapeliela Cazimero

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Aug. 19, 2011
Amy Leilani Kapeliela Cazimero, 80, of Niulii, North Kohala, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Kea Beach Hotel waitress, Hyatt Regency Waikoloa Hotel pantry worker and choir director and youth leader at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Kohala Ward), died at home. She was born in Kohala. She is survived by husband Joseph Sr.; sons Joseph Jr. and Rodney; daughters Rosalind Kupuka‘a, Julie Jensen and Joelene Fa; brothers Gabriel and Allen Kapeliela; sister Glannie Ayoso; 16 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawi, Kohala. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Natalie Ululani Eleneki

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Aug. 19, 2011
Natalie Ululani Eleneki, 62, of Wailuku died in Kaiser Medical Center, Moanalua. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Kelly; daughters Gayleen Idica and Friday Eleneki; hanai son Harry Cummings Jr.; hanai daughter Roxanne P. Silva; brothers Isidro Alizna Jr. and Ambrose Napihaa Jr.; sisters Marilyn Weeks, Magdalene Cummings, Josephine Cabiles, Corazon Campbell and Norma Noa; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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ELISEO “ELI” RAMOS GALINDO

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ELISEO “ELI” RAMOS GALINDO
August 14, 2011

Age 66, of Waikele, Hawaii, passed away August 14, 2011 in Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, CA. He was born in San Esteban, lIocos Sur, Philippines. Eli was a retired Supervisor, Electrical Communication Engineer, with the Hawaiian Telephone. He is survived by wife, Mary Pilar Galindo; brothers Dr. Ben R. Galindo (Adele), Billy (Leonor), Larry (Marilou), and sister Evangeline Escalona (Tony) and many nieces and nephews. Visitation: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Friday, September 2, 2011 at Borthwick, Mauka Chapel Service: 10:00 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Punchbowl Cemetery. Casual attire.

Damien Joseph Gonsalves

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Aug. 18, 2011
Damien Joseph Gonsalves, 71, of Wailuku, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. maintenance worker, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Marie Pacheco, son John, hanai son Leo Bailey, daughter Leona Figueira, sister Theophane “Teddie” and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Mei Oi Hail

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Aug. 22, 2011
Mei Oi Hail, 58, of Honolulu died. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Rob, son Henry C. and daughter April J. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. No flowers.

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Presentacion Igarta

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Aug. 23, 2011
Presentacion Igarta, 93, of Wailuku, a retired seamstress at Napili Kai Beach Resort in Lahaina, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Florita and Orlando; daughter Angelita Lived; sisters Paulina Andres, Adelina Jaramillo and Leonila Yadao; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Francis Yoshito Iwamoto

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Aug. 11, 2011
Francis Yoshito Iwamoto, 66, of Ho-nolulu, a state Department of Health personnel specialist and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Diana Ishihara and Gloria Hasegawa. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Anthony P.J. Jacinto

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Aug. 7, 2011
Anthony P.J. Jacinto, 21, of West Sacramento, Calif., a telecommunications aide, died in West Sacramento. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by parents Philamer and Nan; brothers Dale Philip and Richard; sister Donna Nolasco; and grandparents Ricardo and Demetria Jacinto, and Remedios Obaldo. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Alfred Cordeiro Jr.

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Aug. 13, 2011
Alfred “Freddie” Cordeiro Jr., 87, of Kalopa, Hawaii, a cane truck driver for C.C. Camp, J.J. Nobriga Ranch and Dairy and Paauhau Sugar Co., and a road construction truck driver for Hamakua Sugar Co., died at home. He was born in Kapahu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mae Jean, sons Eddie and Alfred, and sisters Emma Teves and Violet Correira. Private services.

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Willard Andre Kalima Jr.

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Aug. 2, 2011
Willard Andre “Clayton” Kalima Jr., 69, of Waikiki died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sheilah; daughters Ka‘upena Kalima, Kaila Mafatini and Toni Amado; stepmother Juanita; brothers Shawn Kalima and Frank Contrades Jr.; sisters Hynes Kalilikane and Haunani Sweeney; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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ROBERT NOBUICHI KATAYAMA

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ROBERT NOBUICHI KATAYAMA
October 11, 1924 August 14, 2011
Soldier, Lawyer, and Businessman

Robert “Bob,” one of the original residents of Kahala Nui retirement community, died at age 86 at the VA Center for Aging. Bob followed the tradition of many veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team whose achievements have been especially broad as he enjoyed three full careers in the military, in law, and in business, living up to the moniker as a member of “The Greatest Generation.”

Born in Kalihi, Bob began military service when as an 18-year old senior at Farrington High School, he volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Following World War II, Bob earned a BA at the University of Hawaii and went on to Yale Law School but was recalled to active duty as a Reserve officer during the Korean War. After graduating from Yale, Bob entered the Regular Army in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps to make the military his first career. Bob later obtained his LL.M from the George Washington Law School and became a professor teaching government procurement law at the JAG School at the University of Virginia. His last Army service included assignment as the Staff Judge Advocate of the XXIV Army Corps in DaNang, South Vietnam. Beginning as a rifleman in Company F of the 442nd Infantry and ending as the Staff Judge Advocate of the U.S. Army Pacific, Bob retired after 20 years of active duty. Along the way, he received 24 Army decorations and awards, including three Legion of Merit, a Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, a Meritorious Service, two Army Commendation medals, and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge as well as service medals for WWII, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, two Presidential Unit Citations and a Meritorious Unit Commendation badge.

Private law practice became Bob’s second career when he joined Baker & McKenzie, America’s largest law firm, practicing in Chicago, Tokyo, and San Francisco. Then, after a 37-year absence from Hawaii, Bob joined the Carlsmith Ball law firm, retiring from practice in 2004. Meanwhile, Bob’s third career began in 1996 when he accepted a “dream job” as the Chairman and CEO of the Kapolei Golf Course and then became President of the Kapolei Holding Corporation.

Bob’s volunteer activities mirrored his professional accomplishments including leadership positions in the 442nd Veterans Club, the Oahu AJA Veterans Council, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Foundation, the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Hawaii’s Advisory Council to the Japanese American National Museum, the Hawaii Army Museum Society, the National Japanese American Historical Society (formerly, Go For Broke, Inc.), and the Kahala Nui Resident Association Council. As an avid supporter of the University of Hawaii, Bob served on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Richardson School of Law, the Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board for the book, Japanese Eyes – American Hearts, the Planning Committee of “Universal Values in a Democratic Society, Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series,” and was a recipient of a UH Golden Scholar Award in 2000 and an UHAA Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001.

Bob is survived by his wife: Jeanne; children: Alyce Jenkins, Robert Jr., and Kent; Jeanne’s children: Susan Ono, Carole Kaneshiro, and Wendy Lee; and nine grandchildren. A private family service was held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. In lieu of flowers or koden, please consider making a donation to your favorite charity.

Noboru Kato

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Aug. 17, 2011
Noboru Kato, 96, of Honolulu, a retired city building inspector, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ho-nolulu. He is survived by sons Thomas and Robert, daughter Nancy Murakami, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Norbert John Kleinhenz

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Aug. 13, 2011
Norbert John Kleinhenz, 82, of Kapolei, owner of C ’n’ N Mini Mart and Liquors, and an educator and principal in Japan, died in Kapolei. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by companion Chester Tyau, brothers Kenneth and Gerry, and sister Joyce Casper. Services and scattering of ashes: noon Friday at 91-003 Nalomeli Place in Ewa Beach. Luncheon to follow. Donations suggested to Society of Marianists.

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Katherine Sachie Abe Komenaka

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Aug. 14, 2011
Katherine Sachie Abe “Kathy” Komenaka, 56, of Hilo, an HFS Federal Credit Union collections specialist, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Nicole and Marissa, brothers James and Glenn Abe, and sister Jean Matsumoto. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Linda Shun Tim Leung

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Aug. 25, 2011
Linda Shun Tim Leung, 70, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by sons Andy and Anson Lam; daughter Ada Mal; brothers Nicky and Anthony; and sisters Diana Lee, Suzanna Tsui and Chammy Wong. Visitation and services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Weidy Malsol

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Aug. 17, 2011
Weidy Malsol, 40, of Honolulu, a former employee of Alii Security, Securitas Systems Security and McDonald’s, died. She was born in Koror, Palau. She is survived by son Steven Malsol Guppy; daughter Kayla Malsol Britt; mother Yosko; hanai mother Queeny Cormier; brothers Stephen and Kenneth; and sisters Edolem, Renee and Kereng Ikerdeu. Visitation: 11 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Anna Limpe McAvoy

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Aug. 17, 2011
Anna Limpe McAvoy, 80, of Kailua, retired owner of Traders Travel in Hawaii, died in Kailua. She was born in Pasay City, Philippines. She is survived by son Philip; daughters Carol M. Miyashiro and Karen L. McAvoy; brothers Julius, Anthony and Jerry Limpe; sisters Betty Ngo, Bessie Joy Limpe and Lilian Kwok; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date. Donations suggested to Hawaii Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 402 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815-3848, Attn: Susan Sugimora.

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Elmer Aliga Gilo Medina

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Aug. 3, 2011
Elmer Aliga Gilo Medina, 46, of Ewa Beach, a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Jean; daughter Jillian; parents Jose and Teresa; brother Noel; and sisters Nancy Bamda, Rosemarie and Glenda Tabucbuc, Vergie Agustin and Nemie Gabriel. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Atsuo Nishioka

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Aug. 8, 2011
Atsuo Nishioka, 88, of Hilo, a retired supervising building inspector for the Hawaii County Department of Public Works and retired chief instructor for Hilo Hongwanji Kendo Club, died in Hilo Medical Center. He also was an Army veteran with the 232nd Engineer Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team who served in World War II. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Newton, Owen and Curtis; daughter Lorna Yamashiro; brother Norman; sisters Akiko Morinaga, Karen Takemoto and Sumie Kimura; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave. Services: 4 p.m.

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Thomas M. Okazaki

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June 10, 2011
Thomas M. Okazaki, 66, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by brothers Walter and Stanley. Private services.

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AKIYO HOSHINO PARK

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AKIYO HOSHINO PARK

Akiyo “Aki” Hoshino Park, age 79, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 22. She was born on October 29, 1931 in Honokaa, Hawaii. Aki was a retired kindergarten teacher at Heeia Elementary, an active member of the Nichiren Mission and loved her sports! She was married for 50 years to loving husband, Herbert Chung Wah Park, a retired captain with Aloha Airlines.

Aki is survived by her husband and two children; daughter, Suzie Thompson, and son, Russell Park. Her greatest joys were her two grandchildren, Joshua and Tiffany Thompson. She is also survived by her brothers, Richard (Esther) and Tommy Hoshino; sister, Kay Miyose; brother and sister-in-law, Reggie and Betsy Park; sister-in-law, Milly (predeceased brother, Tetsuo); nine nephews and six nieces.

She was a devoted wife and mother, who made everyone feel valued and loved.

Service to be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Tuesday, September 6 at 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers, please.

Joan Malaea Rossi

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Aug. 21, 2011
Joan Malaea Rossi, 38, of Kailua, a retail salesperson, died in Kailua. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by mother Thia J. and brother William R. Roman Jr. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Enchanted Lake. Mass: 6 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Richard Tadashi Shiroma

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Aug. 2, 2011
Richard Tadashi Shiroma, 91, of Waipahu, a retired Lewers & Cooke equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Waikane, Hawaii. He is survived by son Kenneth M., brothers Tadao and Ernest T., sister Naoye Kaneshi and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m.

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Dorothy Lehua Sylva Smith

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Aug. 11, 2011
Dorothy Lehua Sylva Smith, 84, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Ho-nolulu. She is survived by son Kevin Burkett; daughter Linda Burkett; sisters Peggy Tharp, Lois Brigman and Joan Richter; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to The Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 2610, Honolulu, HI 96814.

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Norman C. Grace Sr.

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Aug. 16, 2011
Norman C. Grace Sr., 71, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired farmer, security guard with WMP Security and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Josephine S.; sons Dylan H. and Delbert D.; daughters Maureen K. Garcia-Leyva, and Regina K. and Nadine R. Grace; brothers Wendell Grace, and Dwight E. Jr. and John Walker; sisters Nora L. Okamoto and Carol Hamilton; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside committal services: noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Wallace W. Kaniaupio Sr.

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Aug. 15, 2011
Wallace W. “Wally” Kaniaupio Sr., 69, of Waialua, an Air Force retiree, died in Waialua. He was born in Ho-nolulu. He is survived by sons Wallace Jr. and Saint; daughters Iilani Taylor, Lilelani Au and Cris Monis; brother Jeremiah; sisters Cynthia Nawele and Ekela Kaniaupio-Crozier; 23 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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