Archive for December 6th, 2011

Alfred Fernandez Agaran

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Oct. 26, 2011
Alfred Fernandez Agaran, 91, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Estela B.; sons Alfred Jr. and Adrian Agaran, Andres, Valerio and Rudy Baxa and Jess Dela Rosa; daughters Floring Oasan, Cyndy Sumbad, Doreen Johnson, Millie Matney, Kimberlyn Bega, Myrna Liberato and Yolanda Sison; brother Dwight; sisters Augustina Fagaragan, Josefina Oasay and Consolacion Aganon; and 35 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Derek John Ahsing

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Oct. 24, 2011
Derek John Ahsing, 59, of Honolulu, a lomilomi massage therapist, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Jenny, Jemini and Leonani; mother Marie H.; brother Sturmar; sisters Annie, Yvonne and Laurie; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

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Rodolfo Bonilla Bonoan

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Nov. 24, 2011
Rodolfo Bonilla Bonoan, 71, of Kihei, Maui, a self-employed carpenter, died in Hale Makua in Kahului. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Jovita A.; sons Rick and Rodel; daughters Judith Tomas, Julieta Lacaden and Agnes Bonoan; mother Juanita; brothers Roger, Ronnie, Pol, Amante, Jessie and BJ; half brother Rodel; sisters Victoria Almazan, Minnie Asuncion and Bella Batangan; half sister Agnes; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku.

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ANUHEA A. BROWN

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ANUHEA A. BROWN
November 9, 2011

Anuhea A. Brown, 89, of Honolulu, a versatile pianist, choral director, and musical arranger who was a 2008 Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame honoree, 1996 Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and composer of “Hilo Nani E,” died in Seattle, Washington while visiting family. She directed the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club Choral group; founded the Pualeilani Concert Group; and was involved with the Haili Church Choir, Punahou Alumni Glee Club, and Ilima Hotel Chorale. She was also a retired State of Hawaii legal secretary. She was born in Honolulu and raised in Hilo.

She is survived by daughter Heather L.A. Andrews; sons James W.P. Andrews (Peggy, decd.), Dick N.H. Andrews (Donna), Douglas L.P. Andrews (Gayle), and Kimo L.D. Brown; stepsons Lani Brown and Alika Brown; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Hilo Services: Thursday, Dec. 15 at Haili Church. Visitation at 5 p.m. Memorial services at 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Honolulu Services: Saturday, Dec. 17 at Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel. Visitation at 2 p.m. Memorial services at 3 p.m. Aloha attire.

Akiko K. Coleman

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Dec. 1, 2011
Akiko K. Coleman, 80, of Lawai, Kauai, died at home. She was born in Nagoya, Japan. She is survived by daughter Mary Coleman-Cope, caregiver Launi Alo and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Cemetery.

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Edna Ann Evans

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Nov. 28, 2011
Edna Ann Evans, 88, of Mountain View, Hawaii, formerly of Tacoma, Wash., and Kailua, a homemaker and a Coast Guard veteran who served in World War II, died at home. She was born in Milwaukee. She is survived by son Damon, daughters Leslie DeRego and Dana Evans, sister Helen Konkel, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Keaau, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. next Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Harold Kazuyuki Fukunaga

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Nov. 16, 2011
Harold Kazuyuki Fukunaga, 89, of Honolulu, a retired director of the Accounting Division for the state Department of Education and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company G, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jane S. and daughters Carol A. and Amy L. Private services.

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Albert Yukio Ginoza

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Nov. 22, 2011
Albert Yukio Ginoza, 77, of Honolulu, a plumber for the Plumber-Fitters Local Union 675, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice; sons Darrel and Dale; daughters Diane Arakaki and Donna Kurosawa; brothers George, Norman and Stanley; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services pending.

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Paul Ray Harthcock

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Nov. 26, 2011
Paul Ray “Roze” Harthcock, 68, of Pukalani, Maui, a Century 21 broker in Sedona, Ariz., Keller Williams real estate agent and master photographer, died at home. He was born in Waco, Texas. He is survived by companion Mary Lee Plunkett, son Thomas and five grandchildren. No services.

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Denis Hisao Hirayama

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Nov. 20, 2011
Denis Hisao Hirayama, 73, of Honolulu, an Army and U.S. Postal Service retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mollie K.; sons Denis K., Frederick K. and Michael; daughter Denise K. Romero; brother Frederick K.; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Michael Tooru Inake

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IN MEMORIAM

MICHAEL TOORU INAKE
June 6, 1946 – December 6, 2010

Mike Inake was a pioneer. He was Hawaii’s first clinical (hospital) engineer after earning his B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Hawaii-Manoa and M.S. in biomedical engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. He was likely the San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital’s first clinical engineer during its major expansion in the 1970’s. His job, he had to explain, was an interdisciplinary field combining medicine and engineering.

Returning to Hawaii in 1976, Mike was the clinical engineer overseeing the biomedical engineering technicians of Shared Clinical Engineering Services, a joint venture with several hospitals. Meanwhile at Honolulu Community College, Mike taught future biomedical engineering techs now serving hospitals in Hawaii and beyond.

Briefly at Queen’s Medical Center as its clinical engineer, he left to spend most of his career with Hewlett-Packard in medical equipment sales. He attained HP’s highest distinction, the international President’s Club. Mike helped to equip Tripler Army Medical Center in its largest expansion since World War II. With pride he remembered his carpenter dad John helped to build Tripler.

Mike was gifted in multi-tasking and teaching. He could translate engineering jargon to medical personnel and medical needs to engineers. Dedicated, smart, helpful and so nice, he was a joy to be around, sometimes being the one person opposing camps could trust.

Service was at his heart from being a JPO in elementary school, to student body president at Washington Intermediate, to McKinley High School ROTC, Key Club president, and Deputy Commissioner. A Varsity tennis player, he would coach anyone. Mike also taught Morse code, the ukulele and guitar. He loved leading group singing. A ham radio operator, he also practiced karate and dabbled in cooking, specializing in omelets.

A Miles E. Carey scholarship recipient, he served as president of HKN (Eta Kappa Nu), the honorary electrical engineering society, UH-M chapter. As a student engineer he worked for Hawaiian Telephone and after graduating worked for NAVSEEAPAC (Naval Shore Electronics Engineering Activity, Pacific), Pearl Harbor. He also served in the Hawaii Air National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves in Iowa and was a Life Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

Fatherless at age twelve, Mike appreciated his formative years spent at Makiki Christian Church, where he sang tenor in the high school boys’ quartet, and his adult years at Pearl City Community Church. He also had an extraordinary mother.

Mike is survived by wife Rev. Sharon Inake, son Matthew (Pamela) Inake, grandson Shaun Inake, mother Laura Kimiko Inake, brother Claude (Celeste) Inake, three nieces, and four nephews. The oldest of four children, Mike was predeceased by his father John Morishige Inake and beloved sisters, Sandra Ching and Dulcie Oshiro.

Janet Shimogawa Ingils

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Oct. 8, 2011
Janet Shimogawa Ingils, 79, of Longbranch, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, a former Department of Education schoolteacher in Honolulu, died in Gig Harbour, Wash. She was born in Waimalu. She is survived by husband Chester, brother Frank and sister Eunice Asada. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, east chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment at 2 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire.

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Ernesto Jadulang

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Nov. 23, 2011
Ernesto Jadulang, 59, of Halaula, Hawaii, a kitchen utility worker, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Manuel and sisters Josephine Agustin, Sally Castillo and Loretta Yamashita. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Wayne Kyung Hak Jon

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Dec. 3, 2011
Wayne Kyung Hak Jon, 82, of Honolulu, a retired tour agent doing business as Aala Travel and Transportation, died. He was born in Hwanghae-do, North Korea. He is survived by wife Mal Cho; sons Dong Kyu, Tommy and Matthew; daughters Myong Soon Jon, Myong Hui Hong and Cassie Sohn; brother Kyong Nam; sisters Hyo Sun and Nam Soon; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow.

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Carole Judith Liu

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Nov. 15, 2011
Carole Judith Liu, 74, of Kula, Hawaii, died. She was born in Springfield, Delaware County, Penn. She is survived by husband Thomas J., daughters Cathy and Lisa, and three grandchildren. No services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kula Hospital Auxiliary, 100 Kula Highway, Kula, HI 96790. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Mulu Liulama

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Nov. 14, 2011
Mulu Liulama, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Aina Haina Home and Garden landscaper, died in Honolulu. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Foe, Faavae, Tavete, Runny, Stanley and Lawrance; daughter Nesa Talaimatai; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Samoan Congregational Christian, 616 N. School St. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Eugene A.H. Magnier

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Nov. 19, 2011
Eugene A.H. Magnier, 80, of Honolulu, a retired cardiologist, died at home. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Mary Anne, son Eugene A., daughter Jean-Marie, sister Madeline Jochen and three grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Dec. 28 at Honolulu Friends Meeting, 2426 Oahu Ave., Honolulu. No flowers. Donations suggested to Honolulu Friends Meeting, University of Hawaii Medical School, Hawaii Public Radio and PBS Hawaii.

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Shizue Munekiyo

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Nov. 23, 2011
Shizue Munekiyo, 91, of Wailuku, a retired Ooka Supermarket produce manager, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Michael; daughters Eileen Munekiyo and Karen Burand; brothers Masaru, Susumu, Tadashi and Akio Taketa; sister Hideko Sakamoto; and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Mabel Shigeyo Murakoshi

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Nov. 27, 2011
Mabel Shigeyo Murakoshi, 95, of Lihue, formerly of Kailua, a retired Leeward Hospital Aiea assistant administrator, died in Garden Isle Health Care. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Michael, daughter Kathy Okada, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. No monetary offerings.

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Jane Teruko Onishi

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Nov. 8, 2011
Jane Teruko Onishi, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Ocean Resort Hotel pantry employee, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wilfred T.; stepdaughter Jessie Yamane; sisters Edith Yamanaka, Judith Ichiriu and Georgine Shirai; and four grandchildren. No services. No monetary offerings.

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PEDRINO “PEDRING” CAYABO PANTOCA

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PEDRINO “PEDRING” CAYABO PANTOCA

Age 80, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away November 10, 2011 in Aiea. Born February 15, 1931 in Danglas, Abra, Philippines. Retired from Outrigger Hotel.

He is survived by wife, Edita A. Pantoca; sons, Roberto (Mary) Pantoca, Gerardo Denis (Marilyn) Pantoca; daughters, Cresencia P. Santos of Alaska, Leonila P. Mindo, Aelin A. (Sherwin) Pantoca-Parel; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sisters, Conchita Davis of CA, Emelia Pantuca of Philippines.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (December 11) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (December 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 11:45 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

James Sakai

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Nov. 23, 2011
James “Jimmy” Sakai, 68, of Aiea, a retired piping systems inspector at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Hawi, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Gloria M.L., son Ryan and sister Kay Davidson. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Sueo Shojinaga

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Nov. 24, 2011
Sueo Shojinaga, 93, of Honolulu, a retired pressman at The Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sumiye “Edna”; son John A.; brothers Richard H., Thomas T. and George J.; sisters Fumie “Betty” Drobkin, Kikue S. Yuen, Nancy H. Braithwaite, Shigeko Deese and Janet S. Matsuda; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Geraldine Shores

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Nov. 24, 2011
Geraldine “Jerry” Shores, 82, of Wahiawa, a retired Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific employee, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by Richard Lau, sister Jacquelyn Farrow, two grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Claude Daniel Sidebottom

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Nov. 25, 2011
Claude Daniel “Dan” Sidebottom, 71, of Ocean View, Hawaii, an Air Force veteran and truck driver, died. He was born in Fruita, Colo. He is survived by wife Patricia, son James “Todd” Nighswonger, daughters Elizabeth Ann Sherwood and Tami Jo Anthony, sisters Darlene Martin and Faye Reardon, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Ocean View Evangelical Community Church. Additional services: noon Monday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Ocean View Evangelical Community Church Children’s Fund.

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Carl Lon Snyder

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Nov. 23, 2011
Carl Lon Snyder, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Navy lieutenant commander and retired Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Co. underwriter, died. He was born in Pasadena, Calif. He is survived by wife Frances A.; stepsons Moke Jr., Kaulana and Kaimana Young; sister Betty Hicks Beach; and four step-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay. Services: 11:30 a.m. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. next Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Mabel Puailihau Soriano

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Nov. 15, 2011
Mabel Puailihau “Kaamona” Soriano, 79, of Wailuku, a retired practical nurse, died at home. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by sons Samuel, Cornelius, Edwin and Jeremiah; daughter Caridad; brother James “Ne’eNe’e” Puailihau; hanai brother Ben Miguel; hanai sisters Barbara Ka’awa, Florence Nakatani and Geraldine “Geri” Niau; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Saturday at Waihee Beach Park. Luncheon to follow at the home of the deceased in Waiehu. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Mathias Soumwei

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Nov. 11, 2011
Mathias Soumwei, 69, of Honolulu, a carpenter, died at home. He was born in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, died at home. He is survived by wife Felisa; sons Lukas and Mark; daughters Natif Lee, Lotaria William, Matirina Elieisar, Loreta, Fermina and Maklin Soumei and Jane Darensburg; brothers Stephen, Lewis, Peter, Ignacio and Clement; sister Lucia Toli; and 29 grandchildren. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Visitation to follow until 2 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Evaron Ipolani Haumea Sr.

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Nov. 28, 2011
Evaron Ipolani Haumea Sr., 64, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired truck driver, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by son Ipo; daughters Cristie James Sr. and Rachelle Noe and Desiree Haumea; brothers Terrance and Shane Castillo; stepbrother Joseph Andrade; sisters Keikilani Harada Sr., Wendy Tano and Jonelle Word; stepsisters Agnes and Cecilia Perreira and Rosemary Morris; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at McArthur Park in Kekaha, Kauai.

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Troy Kamekona Sr.

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Oct. 23, 2011
Troy Kamekona Sr., 66, of Vacaville, Calif., formerly of Kaneohe, died in Vacaville. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Troy Jr., daughter Raylene Pratt, brothers Henry Kamekona and Lawrence Joseph Jr., sisters Gwen Kaonohi and Maxie Awa, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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