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TROY D. GRIFFIN JR., LT. COL, USA (RET.)

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TROY D.
GRIFFIN, JR.,
LT. COL. USA (RET.)

Age 65, of Mililani, Deputy Public Affairs United States Army Pacific, died of Brukitt Lymphoma Cancer Sunday, March 18 with his wife at his side.

Mr. Griffin grew up in San Antonio, TX and graduated Trinity University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He was commissioned a second Lt. in the Air Defense Artillery in 1969 and later became a Public Affairs Officer. Mr. Griffin graduated with honors in German Studies from the Defense Language Institute. After retiring from the Army in 1989 Mr. Griffin continued his work in Public Affairs as a Department of Defense Civilian. He served as the deputy director executive services for United Sates Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany and the chief of protocol for the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Mr. Griffin deployed multiple times as part of Task Force Eagle to Bosnia-Herzegovina as the chief of protocol for the 1st Armor Division and also served as the chief for the joint visitors bureau for Multinational Division (North). His military and civilian awards include The Legion of Merit Medal and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

In 1991 he married his wife Annemarie E. Newman from Oppenheim, Germany.

Mr. Griffin was known or his love of life and of animals, especially his four dogs and four birds. He loved riding his motorcycle and sailing his boat, “The Oasis” with Annemarie off the coast of Oahu. He loved to sing and belonged to several choirs during his life and sang in numerous concerts.

He is survived by Annemarie, his daughter Marlies Blackford, son-In-law Brad, and grand-daughter, Annalies.

A memorial ceremony will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday April 3 at Main Post Chapel, 790 McCornack St., Schofield Barracks Hawaii.

Memorial donations may be made to the Oahu SPCA at the memorial ceremony or by mail to, PO Box 2332 Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706. Their website is, www.oahuspca.org

DONALD A. BECK

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DONALD A. BECK

79, of Honolulu, died Dec. 28, 2011 in Littleton, CO with family by his side. Don was raised in Nashville, attended Vanderbilt University, and moved to Dallas where he met his wife Sally. Don and Sally moved to Hawaii in 1956 while Don was in the Navy. Don then attended law school and practiced law at Cades Schutte. Years later, Don started Beck and Taylor, a Christian law firm. Don and Sally were very involved in New Hope church. Survived by brothers Dale and Robert SR., children Diann, Teresa (Mike), and Alan (Peggy), and grandchildren David and Ashlyn. Memorial Service at New Hope Church Sand Island on Mon April 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm. www.drinkwinemortuary. com for more info and condolences.

Karen Kaniu Costa

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March 28, 2012
Karen Kaniu Costa, 47, of Kailua and San Jose, Calif., a medical transcriptionist, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Al and Sylvia; sisters Kim Shook, Karla Maosi and Kathy Colville; and fiance George Clark. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Vianney Church, 940 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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CLAIRE MARGUERITE (SUTTER) DAUER

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CLAIRE MARGUERITE (SUTTER) DAUER

63, formerly of Tuscola, Illinois, died March 17, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Claire was born in Aurora, Illinois to Alvin Charles Heussner and Elizabeth Marie Skernolis.
She is survived by brothers; Andrew David Heussner, James Richard Heussner, and sisters; Elizabeth Marie Fenner, Karen Jean Bloch, Sharon Joan Menard; Sister Ann Nita Stouder preceded her in death.
She was married to Frederick Dauer formerly of Woodstock, Illinois. They have made their home in Honolulu, Hawaii since 2001.
During her professional career, Claire’s employer list includes, Kroehler Furniture, Lyon Metal, and Provena Covenant Medical Center. Prior to her retirement, she was the Proprietress of Sutter’s Bed & Breakfast, “without television amenity” in Tuscola, Illinois. A major extension of the Bed & Breakfast was a high quality catering service. She was a member of the Boneyard Creek Cloggers of Champaign, Illinois. In Hawaii at the Disabled American Veterans Ke’ehi Lagoon Memorial, she voluntarily restored and expanded the onsite greenhouse.
Throughout the varied pursuits was the single heartfelt avocation of long distance motorcycle touring. She often traveled with a women’s touring motorcycle club. However, she was just as content being a lone rider a long way from home with her inner spiritual self as her companion. She would pass mile after mile toward one of her many destinations; with the trip, not the destination as the ultimate gratification.
She donated her body to University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, “Willed Body Program” for research. Her choice to participate in this program will enable Claire to assist the profession, she was frequently forced to rely on, and possibly reveal some of her body’s tucked away inner secrets, as she accepted and coped with her medical challenges.

Memorial Services to be announced at a later date. Any memorial intent would please her most if placed with a charity of your choice.

Marlene D.P. Debnam

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March 18, 2012
Marlene D.P. Debnam, 56, of Lahaina, owner of West Maui Engraving, died in Wailuku. She was born in Trenton, N.J. She is survived by husband Jeff, son Michael Nakamura, daughter Heather Blackwell, brothers Greg and David Pabers, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lahaina Christian Fellowship. Services: 5 p.m.

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Charles Herbert Dole

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CHARLES HERBERT DOLE

Charles Herbert Dole, 97, youngest son of James Drummond Dole and Belle Dickey Dole, great-grandson of missionary William Patterson Alexander, beloved father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, died peacefully at his home on March 10, surrounded by family.

Born in Honolulu, Charley graduated from Punahou School in 1932, Stanford University in 1936, and Harvard Business School in 1938. He was an accountant at Price, Waterhouse and Co. and Castle and Cooke, then a trust officer at Cooke Trust Co. and First Hawaiian Bank. He helped numerous civic organizations and is a past-president of the Honolulu Stock Exchange.

Charley sailed competitively in any boat available, but was especially active in Star and J-24 fleets. He was a member of the Pearl Harbor, Waikiki, and Kaneohe Yacht Clubs and past Commodore of Waikiki and Kaneohe Yacht Clubs. He competed in Star boat world-championships in Cuba, the U.S., Germany, Portugal, and Brazil. In retirement, Charley continued racing nationally, winning two Masters, and internationally. He coached the University of Hawaii sailing team from 1980 to 1990, the “smartest thing I ever did,” and is honored by the College Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis. Charley was a US Sailing Judge and an IYRU International Judge. His devoted sailing friends helped him continue racing his J-24 until shortly before his 97th birthday.

Charley leaves three children: Charles H. Dole, Jr., Elizabeth (Ted) Hughes, and Bird (Colin) McIver; Olive’s children Karen (Armon) Schoenberg Cooper, Cotta (Tina) Schoenberg, and Jim Schoenberg; grandchildren Anne Crozier, Joan Moreau, Hugh Hughes, and Edward Hughes; 17 great-grandchildren; his sister Barbara Dole Larsen; his former wife Barbara Jamieson Dole; and numerous nieces and nephews. Charley was blessed with many close friends and his loving, competent care givers.

Although we miss him, we rejoice that his life was rich and full to the end. A Celebration of Life will be held from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. on Saturday, June 9 at the Waikiki Yacht Club following the scattering of ashes off Waikiki at 9 A.M. Everyone will have an opportunity to share memories at the Celebration. Memorial contributions may be sent to the University of Hawaii Foundation, for varsity sailing.

Roy Yoshiaki Fujimoto

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March 10, 2012
Roy Yoshiaki Fujimoto, 78, of Pearl City died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brother Hideaki. Private services.

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Darlene Kam Lin Grace

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March 28, 2012
Darlene Kam Lin Grace, 56, of Honolulu, a retired R.J.’s Restaurant waitress, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Anthony Jr. and Alex, daughters Darlani Akana and Deanna Grace, brother Gordon Ching, former husband Anthony Sr. and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Ambrose Pua Momoa Jr.

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March 25, 2012
Ambrose Pua Momoa Jr., 20, of Wailuku, a student at the University of Hawaii Maui campus, will be remembered in services 7 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Ambrose Sr. and RoseAnn; and sisters Rose Lee, and Angela R.M. and Azlynn P. Momoa. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday. Cremation to follow services. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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BETTY JUNE LANGLEY

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BETTY JUNE LANGLEY

Age 78, of Mililani, Hawaii, passed away March 11, 2012 in Honolulu. Born September 29, 1933 in Griffin, Georgia.

She is survived by husband, Robert “Sarge” Langley; sons, Robert (Carol) Langley Jr., Steve (Beverly) Langley; daughters, Vicky (Ernie) Saxton, June “Cammie” Langley & Geri Ortogero; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grand-children.

Burial 1:30 p.m. Friday (April 6) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Joseph Judson McNamara, M.D.

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J. JUDSON MCNAMARA, M.D.

Died March 11, 2012 at the age of 75, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. An avid fisherman, collector, storyteller and physician with an intrepid spirit for adventure, Jud touched the lives
of many through his dedicated work as a surgeon, researcher, educator, friend and beloved family member.

Jud was raised in Redondo Beach, California, where he spent his boyhood days fishing and diving for abalone and lobster. He attended Stanford University and Washington University School of Medicine and earned his M.D. in 1961 (magna cum laude). He completed his internship and residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital and furthered his training with a cardiovascular fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center. Shortly after he was drafted to the Army and served a tour in Vietnam as a trauma surgeon in a MASH unit. He then moved his family to Hawaii where he established his medical practice and remained for the rest of his career.

Jud joined the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in 1970 and was appointed chairman of the surgery department in 1991. “Dr. Mac”, as he was called, was widely recognized for his achievements in thoracic surgery and cardiovascular research. He prolifically published articles, several book chapters and reviews and has mentored many young people who are now practicing physicians and scientists. He completed a mid-career MPA program on Health Care Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 1997-98 and retired as emeritus
professor of surgery in 2001.

A generous and dedicated friend and family member with an indomitable spirit for living, Jud is survived by his wife Jane, son Larry, daughters Suzanne, Cathy and Laurie, brothers Daniel and John, sister Judy and eight grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to the John A. Burns School of Medicine, 651 Ilalo Street, MEB 223J, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

Rose Lindo Miltier

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March 24, 2012
Rose Lindo Miltier, 81, of Kailua, a retired registered nurse in pediatrics, died at home. She was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband James D.; sons Patrick Lindo and Lee Miltier; daughters Diane Kintz, Laureen Bowles and Lisa Jan; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Kailua. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Hou Chin Ng

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March 14, 2012
Hou Chin Ng, 85, of Kaimuki, a retired Chinese restaurant cook, died at 15 Craigside Place. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Walter L.G., Richard L.G., Edward L.G. and Samuel L.K.; brother Bing Y. Eng; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at City Memorial Park, Nuuanu.

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Kenneth Olaso

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March 29, 2012
Kenneth “Olo” Olaso, 74, of Makakilo, a retired security guard at Kamehameha Schools, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Carolyn; sons Kenneth Jr. and Kurstan; brothers Dick, Walter, Donald, Winston and Reynald Olaso, and Roland Porgatorio; sisters Helen Richardson, Linda De Rego and Joanne Winchester; and a grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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SOCORRO “CORRINE” LAYOG PASCUA

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SOCORRO “CORRINE” LAYOG PASCUA
October 5, 1944
– March 15, 2012

Corinne was born on October 5, 1944, in Manila, Philippines, to Anorfo and Laura Layog. She enjoyed spending time with her four sisters and seven brothers whom she loved dearly. She attended a private Catholic school on Clark Air Force base, which she enjoyed. In January of 1962 in Honolulu, while on her way to Mexico City she met the love of her life, Robert Sr. She married Robert in Guadalajara, Mexico, on June 30, 1962, then moved to Hawaii and resided in Kalihi then later Kane’ohe. The following year, she enjoyed the arriva of their first son Robert Jr., followed by Hiram, then Jason. She was a proud and devoted mother to her sons and actively participated in their involvement in sports and extracurricular activities. From the 70’s through the early 90’s she was involved in numerous community affairs such as Little League, PAL Basketball, Cub Scouts, and PTA’s. She was an excellent cook and loved to entertain. Her first job was as a flight attendant with Philippine Airlines, and thereafter employed at Kailua Drive-In, Avon, and Amway. Her last employer was SuperJet Travel Agency-Windward Hawaii Travel in Kane’ohe where she worked as a manager for many years. She had a passion for travel and, together with Robert, explored the world. She loved going to work and enjoyed the many lasting friendships developed over the years. Corrine lived life to the fullest–a world traveler, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Her later years were spent relaxing, talking story, and enjoying the company of her friends and family. She was the glue that held our family together. We miss her and she will remain forever in our hearts. Corrine of Kane’ohe passed away peacefully at home on March 15, 2012. Survived by husband of 50 years, Robert F. Pascua, Sr.; Sons Robert Jr. (Dawn), (the late) Hiram (Iris), Jason (Camille Hurley); Brothers (the late) Dick Layog (Dodie), Ronnie Layog (Josie), Danny Layog (Myrna), Benji Layog, Anorfo Layog, Larry Layog (Maria), Ricky Layog; Sisters Deanna Spears, Elsie Garcia (JosÈ), Marylou Ng (Phillip), Maria Layog; Grandchildren Brent, Kerianne, Kiley, Rehn, Jensen, Tiffany, Justin, Braden, Esme. Visitation: 9:30 a.m., Service: 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Borthwick Mortuary, “Maunakea Chapel,” 1330 Maunakea Street, Honolulu, HI, 96817. Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery 3:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers please. Online condolences at www.borthwickoahu.com

Eleanor Mililani Patnaude-Hatakenaka

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March 26, 2012
Eleanor Mililani Patnaude-Hatakenaka, 75, of Hilo, a retired housekeeper at Life Care Center of Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by stepdaughters June Hodgins and Patricia Ann Tsuda, sisters Hattie Lei Ashley and Ethel Cook, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kilauea Ward, 522 Ponahawai St., Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

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Alejandro Quillopo Rebola

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March 9, 2012
Alejandro Quillopo “Alex” Rebola, 92, of Pearl City, a Hilton Hawaiian Village bellhop, died in Pearl City. He was born in Cadayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Mary O., daughter Haydee Q. Franco, brother Peter and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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JOAN VENTURA SOUKI

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JOAN VENTURA SOUKI

Age 77, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away March 21, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 9, 1934 in Wailuku, Maui. Joan was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of the Hawaii Scrabble Club, Scrabble Club at the Elks Lodge, and member of the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by husband, Vincent J. Souki; sons, Vincent J. (Emi) Souki III of Maui, Vernon J. (Amy) Souki of AZ; brothers, Robert (Leticia) Ventura, Alan (Connie) Ventura, Herman (Maile) Ventura; sister, Clare (Kimo) Ventura; 4 grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (April 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 11:30 a.m. Friday (April 6) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire.

Benjamin Macalino Sr.

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March 2, 2012
Benjamin “Benny Mac” Macalino Sr., 79, of Kaneohe, a Gaspro retiree and an Army National Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Juanita; sons Benjamin Jr. and Alvin; daughters Dorinda Castro, Sharon Shobu and Juanita Cabatbat; four brothers; four sisters; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Christopher Ward

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March 25, 2012
Christopher “Shawn” Ward, 39, of Lihue, a student at the University of Hawaii at West Oahu, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by parents Robert Sr. and Kathy; and brothers Robert L. Jr., Anthony, Genoa and Joshua. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lihue Ward. Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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