Archive for January 23rd, 2012

Gumersindo Martinez Atanis

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Dec. 20, 2011
Gumersindo Martinez Atanis, 87, of Waipahu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Normita C.; sons Rogelio, Gumersindo, Rolando and William L.; daughter Evangeline L. Pangilinan; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Calvin Kapena Baker

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Dec. 26, 2011
Calvin Kapena “Kappy” Baker, 42, of Waianae, a former Unitek employee at Sand Island, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Lucille L. Kapowai-Baker, brother John and sisters Johnnell Wong, Lisa Tuli and Debbie Kaeo. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Elizabeth Miguel Bayudan

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Dec. 20, 2011
Elizabeth Miguel Bayudan, 81, of Waipahu, a McDonald’s food server, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Antonino; sonFerdinand; daughters Luisa Molina, Ninda Vea, Violet Williams, Susan Bondoc, Leonida Blas, and Josefina and Maribel Bayudan; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony CatholicChurch, Kalihi. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial:1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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EMPERATRIZ CANABERAL ECHIVERRI

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EMPERATRIZ
CANABERAL ECHIVERRI

Age 91, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away December 29, 2011 in Honolulu. Born March 3, 1920 in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. Member of Nueva Viscaya Association of Hawaii.

She is survived by daughter, Adelaide “Aida” (Teddy) Pascual; grandchildren, Eric (Estrella) Pascual, Gino Pascual; great-grandchildren, Ashley Pascual, AJ Pascual, Adriana Pascual; brother, Alfredo (Teresita) Canaberal; 2 sisters, Juanita Alvendia, Leonarda (Pedro) Sumawang.

Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (January 27) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Maurice E. Fulcher

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Dec. 17, 2011
Maurice E. “Red” Fulcher, 81, of Mililani, a former HawaiianAirlines and Hawaiian Telephone Co. employee and a B-29 crew member with the 57th Air Reconnaissance Weather Squadron, died in Honolulu. He was born in Genoa, Colo. He is survived by wife Eleanor, sons Michael and Thomas, daughter Ann Kearns, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Diane Hataye Fung

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Dec. 24, 2011
Diane Hataye Fung, 65, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Education teacher at Red Hill Elementary School, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Aaron C.S.; son Tristan; daughters Chloe Rista, Loren Watanuki and Tiffany Phillips; mother Elsie S. Hataye; sister Carolyn Kawahara; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Nolan Kahoonewanewaonalani Hao

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Jan. 11, 2012
Nolan Kahoonewanewaonalani Hao, 49, of Orchidland, Hawaii, a musical entertainer with Ho‘aikane, a heavy equipment operator for Big Island Construction, a truck driver for Grace Pacific, a laborer for Ishii Construction and a landscaper for the Four Seasons Resort, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Austin and Aidan, hanai son Tevin Tuvera, brothers David and Roman, and sisters Irene, Euvonne and Tracy Mae. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Puuanahulu Community Center, 71-1449 Mamalahoa Highway. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ichie Hashimoto

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Jan. 15, 2012
Ichie “Nancy” Hashimoto, 88, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Dennis K., sister Violet U. Katahira, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Harold Ige

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Jan. 4, 2012
Harold “Iggy” Ige, 70, of Haleiwa, a surfboard shaper, died in Kailua. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Susan M.; daughters Kerry R.I. Krause and Katrina D. Ige-Parrish; brother James; sisters Shizuko Nagami, Mitch and Michiko Kuroda, Tamaye Nakamura and Patricia Turk; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. Saturday at Haleiwa Beach Park. Paddle-out to follow at Log Cabins. Casual attire. Donations suggested to River of Life Mission.

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Peggy Yukiko Iha

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Jan. 9, 2012
Peggy Yukiko Iha, 80, of Pearl City, a Japanese teacher at Pearl City Hongwanji and Momilani Elementary School, died in Pearl City. She was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She is survived by husband Larry F.; sons Alvin, Mike and Paul; daughter Naomi Suto; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Dorothy H. Iwaishi

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Dec. 31, 2011
Dorothy H. Iwaishi, 89, of Makawao, Maui, a homemaker and Pukalani Superette cook, died in Simi Valley, Calif. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Faith Onaga and Ranie Fukumoto, brother James Mizuno, sister Louise Sakaida and four grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Feb. 4 at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Amy Fuyumi Kane

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Jan. 3, 2012
Amy Fuyumi Kane, 72, of Kuau, Maui, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Raynard and Mark Oshiro; daughters Sonya Purdy, Jamie Kane and Jacelyn Kane-Simpson; brothers William, Richard and Neal Inamasu; sister Susan Aken; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Hannah Mariah Kawelu Kaupiko

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Jan. 18, 2012
Hannah Mariah Kawelu Kaupiko, 95, of Hilo, a retired salesclerk at the former S.H. Kress Store, a kupuna at Waiakea Elementary School and ‘Aha Punana Leo School, and master gardener at University of Hawaii-Hilo, died at home. She was born in Waiohino, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Alberta “Lale” Nathaniel, Darlene Amaral and Theola “Ola” Pacheco; hanai sister Caroline Poha; caregiver Kimberly “Kimi” Pacheco; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Haili Congregational Church, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Aloha attire.

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Thomas Kapono Key

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Jan. 6, 2012
Thomas Kapono “Pono” Key, 34, of Waimea, Hawaii, a professional musician with Pu‘ukapu and Mele ke Mana, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Johnalee; sons Thomas Jr., Tahitoa and Tauari‘i; daughter Tahnia; parents James M. Jr. and Lucy; brothers James M. III, Henry K. and Beaujack I.; and sister Sophia L. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahilu Theatre, Waimea. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Robert Nobuichi Kimura

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Jan. 15, 2012
Robert Nobuichi Kimura, 87, a retired Maui County Civil Defense administrator and employee at his family business, T.K. Supermarket in Happy Valley, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Joyce I., daughter Aimee Kimura-Koch, sister Akiko Uyeda and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Melvin F. Kini

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Dec. 30, 2011
Melvin F. Kini, 52, of Honolulu, a Kamehameha Schools groundskeeper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Papakolea. He is survived by daughter Alexandra; stepfather Manuel Maldonado Jr.; brothers Isaiah and Everett Kini, and Marlin Haraguchi; sisters Wilhemina L. Salinas, Lisa Frank, Carmelita Maldonado, and Elizabeth and Jennifer Haraguchi; and several stepbrothers and stepsisters. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Moanalua Mortuary. Casual or aloha attire. Scattering of ashes to follow at Crown Wells Beach, DiamondHead.

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Mikayla Alohanani Palakika Morales-Kua

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Jan. 3, 2012
Mikayla Alohanani Palakika Morales-Kua, 10, of Honolulu, a Jefferson Elementary School student, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Nadine Morales; father Michael Morales; brothers Mika, Makana and Makena; and grandparents Raphael Morales, Dianne Fraticelli and Frances Kua. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ethel Masako Nakata

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Jan. 5, 2012
Ethel Masako Nakata, 88, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. She was born in Kaupakulua, Hawaii. She is survived by sonKen; daughtersDoreen Gabaylo, Julie Tam, Amy Kaneshiro, Karen Asada and Lynn Momohara; brothersRobert and Edmund Arakawa; sister Hazel Nakamura; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Rosita R. Padre

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Jan. 16, 2012
Rosita R. Padre, 77, of Kilauea, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Vicente; sons Dante and Roy; daughters Imelda Martinez, Leticia Nacapuy, Marilyn Aguinaldo and Rene Fleming; sister Encarnacion Cadavona; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Jan. 30 at St. Sylvester’s Church, Kilauea. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Catherine Church Cemetery.

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Bernardo Sumabat Ragamat

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Jan. 19, 2012
Bernardo Sumabat Ragamat, 61, of Paia, Maui, a heavy equipment operator at Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Wailea, Maui, died in Makena, Maui. He was born in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leodegaria R. “Ludy” or “Leo”; son Bernard; daughters Lezlie Aloy and Melanie Ragamat; mother Patrocinia S.; brother Mario “Rudy”; sisters Celerina “Cely” Guzman, Leticia “Letty” Ragamat, Angelita “Angie” Garcia and Elvie Borja; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 9:30 a.m. Entombment: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Tony Sanchez

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Dec. 28, 2011
Tony “Squiddy”Sanchez, 59, of Haleiwa, co-founder of Hui o He‘e Nalu, died in Haleiwa. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wifeCora; son Kaikonapiliahi Caldwell; daughtersJessica Cooper, Kathryn Black, Ahiaone Sanchez-Nelson and Monica Majek; brothers Frank Foster and Patrick and Daniel “Boom” Sanchez; sisters Stephanie Runion-Foster and Roberta Carlson; and 11 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Velzyland/Wailee on the North Shore. Paddle-out and scattering of ashes at noon. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

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Keiko Sato

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Jan. 12, 2012
Keiko Sato, 81, ofHonolulu, a self-employed piano teacher, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughter Margaret K. and sister Fumiko Sugai. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Koolau. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, 250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu, HI 96813; or First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu, 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe,HI 96744.

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JOHN K. HOLI, SR.

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JOHN K. HOLI, SR.

John K. Holi, Sr., born 26th of December 1926, passed away surrounded by his family, 10th of January 2012 at 85 years of age. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dominca (Minnie); 2 daughters, Linda (Kevin) Ahrens from Washington, Sylvia (Tony) Acosta; son, John Jr. (Jeannine); and brother, Robert (Mitsuko) from Hilo. Born in Honolulu, Dad proudly served in the Army in WWII. 42 years at the U.S. Post Office, Dad enjoyed diving, music, sports and bi-annual trips with Mom to Las Vegas, Washington & Canada. Dad played semi-pro basketball in his 20’s, winning championships as a high scorer in 23 states across the country. Dad loved spending time with his 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Emma; brothers Harrison, Pete; & nephews Wayne & David. Dad left us a legacy of love and many cherished memories. A memorial for family and friends will be held to honor Dad at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, Kaneohe on January 26, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

Joseph Kuuleialoha Hookano Sr.

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Jan. 19, 2012
Joseph Kuuleialoha Hookano Sr., 77, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaiian Bitumuls rollerman and a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in Kahaluu. He is survived by wife Barbara J.; son Joseph K. Jr.; daughters Laura Carvalho, Renee Coloma, Ramona “Mona” Silva and Nadine Alpichi; brother Louie; sisters Henrietta “Honey” Choy Foo, Naomi “Leilani” Lapinad and Queenie “Napua” Kobashigawa; 15 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. Friday. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Cato Lafayette Livingston Sr.

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Jan. 17, 2012
Cato Lafayette Livingston Sr., 92, of Honolulu, a retired Foremost Dairies ice cream and milk division superintendent, and anArmy veteran, died in Hale Ola Kino. He was born in Algood, Tenn. He is survived by wife Hannah K.; sons Cato L. Jr. and Robert W.; daughters Joni Albao, Diana Edwards and Terry Foy; brothers Leonard and Tommy; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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William Raymond Syfers

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Jan. 9, 2012
William Raymond Syfers, 86, of Pukalani, Maui, a Navy veteran who served in World War II and Korea, a Rockwell senior research engineer and founder of Eyeful Travel in Torrance, Calif., died. He was born in Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by wife Betty Jean; sons David, John and Steven; six grandchildren; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pukalani Ward Chapel, 3356 Kihapai Place. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Paul Yoshitoku Takehiro

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Jan. 9, 2012
Paul Yoshitoku Takehiro, 82, of Hilo, a Hawaii Masons and Plasterers retiree, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Margaret K.; son Paul W.; daughters Barbaralene Kaya, Cheryl Tomimatsu and Kimberleen Takehiro; stepson William E. Marshall; brothers Minoru and Herald; sister Hiroye Niiya; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward, Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Mormon section. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Morris Takashi Takishima

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Dec. 28, 2011
Morris Takashi Takishima, 87, of Honolulu, an electronic mechanic for the Army at Fort Shafter, and an Army veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlotte Y., son Wayne H., daughter Amy M. Osurman, brother Norman, sisters Barbara Tsuchiya and Irene Kawamura, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Karen Yukiko Tanaka-Eckhardt

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Oct. 11, 2011
Karen Yukiko Tanaka-Eckhardt, 51, of Klamath Falls, Ore., a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service administrative assistant, died in Washington state. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Alan R. Tanaka and sister Joyce Teraoka. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Charles N. Terashima

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Dec. 25, 2011
Charles N. Terashima, 79, ofWaipahu, retired owner of Leeward Upholstery and an Army veteran, died in Waipahu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Dolly, son Gary and sister Susan Takamoto. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual or aloha attire.

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