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THOMAS “TOM” D. BURKE

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THOMAS “TOM” D. BURKE

Thomas “Tom” D. Burke, 72, of Kailua, Hawaii died peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 in his home following a prolonged illness.

He leaves his wife of 20 years, Jerilyn Chu Burke; his son, Zachary; his daughter, Sara and her husband, Alberto Timpauer; two grandsons, Takoda and Tristin; brother Edmund and sister-in-law, Martha.

After working in counter-intelligence for the U.S. Army, Tom had the opportunity to work with Roy and Estelle Kelley of the Outrigger Hotels, where he served 32 years then retired as the Vice President of Operation. In 1999, Tom was responsible for the successful launch of the new brand and strategic direction and operations of the 15 Waikiki hotels that comprise the OHANA group. He served as Governor (liaison) for Best Western hotels in Hawaii and received his Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) designation in 1988.

Tom had a passion for car racing. For many years, he owned and drove competitively a Formula Ford race car. As his fellow racers and friends often said: “Tom was a fierce, determined but fair competitor and we loved racing with him. A true gentleman in and out of the racing track”

A life lived to the fullest, he will be greatly missed by all of his family and many friends. Those whose lives Tom has touched are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Fri., Sept 9th from 5:30pm-7pm; service at 6:00pm at the Outrigger Reef Hotel Diamond Head Terrace Ballroom (located lobby level). Aloha attire.

In lieu of gifts and flowers, contributions in his memory can be made payable to the UH Foundation with a note “Thomas D. Burke Scholarship Endowment” which will benefit students enrolled in Kapiolani Community College’s Travel, Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Operations Program. Gifts may be sent to UH Foundation, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270.

PAULINE KILIN CLEVELAND

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PAULINE CLEVELAND

Pauline Kilin Cleveland, 78, of Kailua Kona, died August 6 at Kona Community Hospital. Born November 21, 1932 in Honolulu, she was a retired real estate company business owner and graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy and Stanford University. She was married to the late Richard F. Cleveland.
Private services held. Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Hawaii Cancer Research or Hawaii Humane Society.
She is survived by nieces, Colleen Kilin and Jamie Anusewicz both of Honolulu.
Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Lucio Tomas Collado

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Aug. 14, 2011
Lucio Tomas Collado, 80, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Hori Farms vegetable farmer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Pacita V.; sons Felix, Noven and Louie; daughters Donna Imada, Josephine Ishii and Dorothy Kaneshiro; brothers Paul and Bonnie; sisters Teresita Andres, Flora Nartatez and Herminia Lastimosa; and 11 grandchildren. Visitations: 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Services: 7 p.m. Friday. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Casual attire.

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Sayako Dela Cuesta

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Aug. 20, 2011
Sayako “Sally” Dela Cuesta, 74, of Honolulu, died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Constancio “Dickie”; sons Dexter and Ikaika; stepson Anthony; stepdaughters Theresa Manuel, Antoinette Gower, Constance Hamman, Roseanna Power and Kelly Egloria; hanai son Samuel Judd; hanai daughter Waylene Ahyoung; brothers Morio Tamayose and Yukio, Tom and Yoshi Tamayoshi; sisters Betty Shimabukuro, Sue Tamayoshi and Sera Tangjian; 16 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Melecio Fernandez

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Aug. 16, 2011
Melecio Fernandez, 91, of Wailuku, a retired Wailuku Sugar Co. heavy-equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Perry, Bien and Edwin; daughter Evelyn; four grandchildren; and a stepgrandchild. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Shigemitsu Lynn Fukuda

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Aug. 25, 2011
Shigemitsu Lynn Fukuda, 79, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Community College business education instructor and a counselor at the vocational rehabilitation office and employment office in Hilo, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sachie, sons Todd and Daryl, daughter Sharilyn Wagatsuma, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Nery Domingo Ganotisi

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July 30, 2011
Nery Domingo Ganotisi, 52, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Honolulu, died. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Domi; son Jeffrey; daughter Eileen; brothers Carlos, Rizal Jr., Artemio, Jesus, Nestor, Henry and Reynaldo Domingo; sisters Connie Daoang and Sylvina Domingo; and two grandchildren. Visitations: 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Services: 7 p.m. Friday. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: noon Saturday at Valley of the Temples.

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MABEL HAN

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MABEL HAN

Mabel Han, 86, passed away on August 20, 2011.

Mabel was born on December 21, 1924 in Honolulu to Chung Soon Ye Kim and Sung Pil Kim. Like her mother before her Mabel was a dedicated member and key supporter of the Korean Christian Church on Liliha Street.

For many years Mabel and her husband Joseph owned and managed rental properties in Honolulu. She was passionate about cooking, gardening and traveling. Mabel had a special sense of humor and a love of life, always encouraging her family with her positive spirit.

Mabel is survived by sister Ruby Kim, sons Michael (Rebecca), Dane (Kerry), daughter Diane Goo (Keenan), and grandsons Brandon, Mitchell, Trevor, Ryan and Austin.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Korean Christian Church – 1832 Liliha Street. Visitation at 9:15am. Service at 10am. In lieu of flowers and gifts the family will be accepting donations made out to The American Heart Association.

Reginald N. Iwasaki

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Aug. 29, 2011
Reginald N. Iwasaki, 67, of Hilo, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. sales representative and past president of Hilo Hooganji, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Priscilla K.; sons Ross and Ryan; brothers Raymond, Leighton and Myron; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m. No flowers.

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WILLIAM LAI “BOY” CHUNG, JR.

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WILLIAM LAI “BOY” CHUNG, JR.

Age 64, of Mililani, passed away August 23, 2011 at Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired employee of the Honolulu Gas Company. A U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Survivors: wife, Karen R.; sons, Andre (Mahealani), William III (U’ilani), Kawika (Kim), Keola (Charmaine) and Sean; hanai daughter, Marjorie (Richard) Kealoha; sisters, Sophie, Sarah, Maryknoll, Dolly, Wilma, Geraldine, Linda, Trina and Susie; brother, Frank Pirez; 10 grandchildren.

Visitation 9:00 a.m., Tuesday (09/13) at Oahu Cemetery Chapel; Service 11:30 a.m.; Burial 1:00 p.m. at City Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Stanley Henry Brandon Jr.

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Aug. 15, 2011
Stanley Henry Brandon Jr., 38, of Honolulu, an observer on fishing boats, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sterling, Ill. He is survived by parents Stanley H. and Patricia J., and sister Amy E. Memorial services were held in Rock Falls, Ill.

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David Moniz Jr.

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Aug. 27, 2011
David “Big Dave” Moniz Jr., 47, of Kailua, a maintenance worker and landscaper, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Gerilee Oliva, son Daniel P., daughters Ashley-Marie and Chantel K., mother Gladys and sisters Janis Sanchez and Regina Hodges. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen’s Diocesan Chapel, 6301 Pali Highway. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Lunch to follow. Casual attire.

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Susan Elena Mahealani Kahawai

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Aug. 26, 2011
Susan Elena Mahealani Kahawai, 60, of Waianae died at home. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by hanai daughter Trisha-Lynn Noa; brother Thomas I. Jr.; and sisters Marion Smith, Noreen Cook, Karen Noa, Sunday and Vanessa Kahawai and Delphine Rabanes. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Services: 7 p.m.

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Wesley Arthur Hunt Keohohou

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Aug. 14, 2011
Wesley Arthur Hunt Keohohou, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays tour bus driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Daniel P. Jr. and Joseph K. Keohohou and William G. Jr., Dennis, Richard A. and Donald G. Meinel; and sisters Linda N. Lewis and Noana H. Hiapo. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Patricia Yoshiko Yamashita Kidoguchi

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Aug. 5, 2011
Patricia Yoshiko Yamashita “Patti” Kidoguchi, 86, of Kailua, a retired Hawaiian Airlines reservationist formerly employed at Aloha Airlines, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Susan McGinn and Laurie Murphy; brothers Stanley, Henry and Richard Yamashita; sisters Rebecca Berry, Carol Taketa, Beatrice Sakoda and Ellen Mabuni; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 5:30 p.m. with reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwick­oahu.com.

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Kameo Kiyota

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Aug. 17, 2011
Kameo Kiyota, 97, of Hilo, a retired former Theo H. Davies Co. carpenter, died in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Janice Zyp, two grandchildren, families of the late Hama Iwashita and numerous relatives in Japan. Private services held. No monetary offerings and flowers.

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Julie Ann Ilima Maertens

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Aug. 21, 2011
Julie Ann Ilima Maertens, 68, of Hawaiian Beaches, Pahoa, Hawaii, a store clerk, died at home. She was born in Kohala. She is survived by husband Robert E. “Bobby” Sr.; sons Wesley Neula and Robert E. Maertens Jr.; daughters Paulette Mendez, Suzette Neula, Caulette Reed and Cheryl Barron; mother Beatrice Chau; brothers Melvin and Rudy Chau; sister Bernie Cunningham; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of life and potluck will take place at noon Saturday at Mahukona. Casual attire.

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Pearl Hatsumi Nakagawa

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Aug. 16, 2011
Pearl Hatsumi Nakagawa, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Education clerk for the Windward District, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by husband Herbert H., sons Eric S. and Steven Y., brother Stacy T. Taniguchi, sister Sophie S. Kutaka and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Shirley Olds

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July 11, 2010
Shirley Olds, 87, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Memorial services: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Outrigger Canoe Club. Casual and aloha attire. No flowers.

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HARRIET MILILANI PA

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HARRIET MILILANI PA

65, of Maili, retired AAFES sales supervisor, died at Hawaii Medical Center-West on August 12. She was born in Ho’olehua, Molokai. Survived by longtime companion William Hiraga; his sons Warren, Steven, and Nelson (Leslie) Hiraga; grandsons Russell and Matthew; brother Milton (Inga Marie) Pa; sisters Helene Corenevsky, Ku’ulei Soriano, and Nalani Hose; stepsiblings William “Bill” Char, Jr., Charlene Miyasato, Marilyn Van Scouy, and Wendy Cockett; hanai sister Kau’ilani Castro; goddaughters Shantell Larita and Chelley Fraticelli and godson Miykael Stith; hanai granddaughter Ryan Kiane Kahalehoe; hanai grandson Keegan Kalaola Kahalehoe; many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, cousins and friends, and dog Bambi. Preceded in death by brothers David Pa, III, and Conrad Pa, Sr., and godson Daniel Hiraga. She was a member of Napulapula O Komomua and Kalaupapa Ohana and was the Kalauhala Pa family historian. Services will be held at Moanalua Mortuary Chapel in Mapunapuna on Saturday, September 10, 2-6 pm. Scattering of ashes on Saturday, September 17, at Maili Beach Park, time to be announced.

Arcenio Mendoza Pagatpatan

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June 9, 2011
Arcenio Mendoza Pagatpatan, 98, of Honolulu, died in Long Beach, Calif. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Philip and Sam Pagatpatan and Ronald Sevilla; sister Tomasa Pascua; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Hilda Tarnate Pagatpatan

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May 4, 2000
Hilda Tarnate Pagatpatan, 83, of Honolulu, a retired custodian, died in Long Beach, Calif. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by sons Philip and Sam Pagatpatan and Ronald Sevilla; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 1:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Akiyo Hoshino Park

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Aug. 22, 2011
Akiyo Hoshino “Aki” Park, 79, of Waipahu, a retired Heeia Elementary School teacher, died in the Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Herbert C.W., son Russell J., daughter Suzanne J. “Suzie” Thompson, brothers Richard T. and Thomas S. Hoshino, sister Kimiyo Miyose, and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Yvonne Patricia Phillips

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July 3, 2011
Yvonne Patricia Phillips, 68, of Kailua, a Hickam Air Force Base accountant and retired Morale, Welfare and Recreation accountant, died at home. She was born in England. She is survived by son Robert J. Oliva Sr.; daughters Tony N. Oliva and Patricia A. Iwami; hanai daughter Nichole Calnan; sisters Zita Yap, Carol Reinke, Colette Godfrey and Kelly Behm; three grandchildren; and four hanai grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. with reception to follow. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Mark Richard Rife

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Aug. 25, 2011
Mark Richard Rife, 38, of Hilo, a former teacher with Christian Liberty Academy, a youth pastor at Hilo Missionary Church, founder and pastor of Elevate, and an English instructor with UniTEFL, died. He was born in Harrisburg, Pa. He is survived by parents Richard and Patricia, brothers Greg and Doug, and grandparents John and Martha Tighe. An informal memorial gathering followed by a scattering of his (and his wife Sarah’s) ashes at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Happiness Garden (behind the Suisan Fish Market at the mouth of Wailoa River). Casual attire. Loose flowers and/or thread lei are welcome. The gathering will be standing room only and umbrellas are recommended.

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Mary Victoria Savio

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Aug. 31, 2011
Mary Victoria Savio, 96, of Ho­no­lulu, a retired Realtor, died at home. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y. She is survived by sons Peter B., John G. and Eugene R.; daughters Helen S. Godwin and Surita S. Steinfeld; and five grandchildren. Private services held. Donations may be made to Hospice Hawaii in her memory.

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Hanayo Correa Silva

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Aug. 31, 2011
Hanayo Correa Silva, 95, of Kahului died in Hale Makua Wailuku. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son John; daughters Ann Marie Okuyama, Ethel Kealoha, Thelma F. Yamamura and Eleanor C. Morioka; brother Sueo Fujioka; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: www.ballardfamily­mortuaries.com.

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Pelly Belibad Arurang Sr.

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Aug. 30, 2011
Pelly Belibad Arurang Sr., 64, of Hilo, a cook for Affordable Catering and a head cook for the former Dick’s Coffee House, died at home. He was born in Palau. He is survived by wife Dolores S.; son Pelly Jr.; daughters Dorothy and Regina; four brothers; two sisters; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Daniel Keohokapu Kupa Sr.

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Aug. 12, 2011
Daniel Keohokapu Kupa Sr., 65, of Nanakuli, a former Roberts Hawaii and Polynesian Adventure Tours bus driver and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Ho-nolulu. He is survived by sons Daniel Jr. and William W., daughter Vanessa Kaikala, brothers John K. Kupa Jr. and Donavan Lam, sister Marilyn “Nellie,” seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitations: 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 1 p.m. Thursday at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery.

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Haruko Takano

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Aug. 26, 2011
Haruko “Boston” Takano, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Woolworth’s sales clerk, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Keiichiro “K,” son Alan K., daughter Jean M. Nakasato and brothers Seiichi and Walter M. Nakagawa. Visitation: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Aloha attire.

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