Archive for April 8th, 2012

HELENIO SERNA REBAMONTE

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HELENIO SERNA REBAMONTE

Age 65 of Ewa Beach, Hawaii passed away March 11, 2012. Born April 13, 1946 in Camiling, Tarlac,Philippines. Owner of Universal Roofing.

He is suvived by Wife, Lilia Bautista Rebamonte; Son, Gari-Jay (Jennifer) Bautista Rebamonte; Daughters, Jennifer (Carey “Toshi”) Bautista Rebamonte Yamaguchi, Lilian (Jason) Bautista-Rebamonte Franklin,
Helene Joy Bautista Rebamonte; Brothers, Carlos (Luciana) Serna Revamonte, Mario (Julita) Serna Rivamonte; Sisters, Soledad Serna Rivamonte, Liwliwa Serna Rivamonte, Elvira (Belmor) Rivamonte Bautista, Lolinda (Larry) Rivamonte Bautista; 5 Grandchildren.

Visitation 6:00 p.m. Tuesday (April 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (April 11) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Leonard Agpaoa

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March 14, 2012
Leonard “Roy” Agpaoa, 52, of Honolulu, a student and Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Cauayan, Isabela, Philippines. He is survived by mother Norma Downey; brothers Inocencio “John” Jr. and Raynor; and sisters Mary Barker, Marisa Wood and Aliscia Stein. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Ambrocio Cardona Alcantara

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March 24, 2012
Ambrocio Cardona Alcantara, 79, of Ewa Beach, a Chaney Brooks and Co. retiree and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Victoria, Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by sons Renato, Jerry, Nory and Jun J.; daughters Mirasol Corpuz and Sani Alcantara; brother Lino; sisters Baby Duldulao, and Maria and Conching Alcantara; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Burial to be held at a later date in the Philippines.

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Maria Elena Ashley

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April 2, 2012
Maria Elena Ashley, 57, of Hono≠lulu, a medical records decoder, died in Honolulu. She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is survived by father Severo Camacho, brothers Mike Camacho and Severo Camacho Jr., and sister Esperanza Conzales. Services pending. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

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BRYAN DEAN CABALCE

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In Loving Memory

BRYAN DEAN CABALCE
February 5, 1986
April 8, 2011

They say there is a reason
They say that time will heal
But neither time nor reason
Will change the way we feel
For no-one knows
the heartache
That lies behind our smiles
No-one knows how
many times
We have broken down
and cried
We want to tell you something
So there won’t be any doubt
You’re so wonderful to think of
But so hard to be without

Mahalo to all our family and friends for your continued support and prayers.

Dorothy Amaral Carvalho

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April 3, 2012
Dorothy Amaral Carvalho, 78, of Lihue, a Lihue Sugar Plantation office retiree, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Paul, mother Leonora Shies, brothers Charles and Robert Amaral, and sister Eleanor Kennedy. Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

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June Carol Kauhiwai Kekauoha Lin Kee Chang

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March 29, 2012
June Carol Kauhiwai Kekauoha Lin Kee Chang, 81, of Laie, a former clerk at Pearl Harbor and retired school teacher at Hauula Elementary School, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joaquin; sons Bertram, Brian Robert “Bobby” and Bradley; sisters Kilihea Asunsion, Victoria “Kiki” Christensen and Jackie Chang; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 7th ward, Laie North Stake Center. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

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Donald W.F. Ching

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March 20, 2012
Donald W.F. Ching, 85, of Honolulu, a retired aircraft inspector with quality control for Hawaiian Airlines and an Air Force veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rebecca K., daughters Donna L.O.K. and Pamela L.Y.H., brother Cedric and sister Adrienne. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816; or Hawaii Foodbank, 2611 Kilihau St., Honolulu, HI 96819. Online condolences: www.hawaii- funeralservices.com.

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Annastachia A.K. Cruz-Kalua

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March 25, 2012
Annastachia A.K. Cruz-Kalua, 19, of Makawao, Maui, a KM Polynesian Productions assistant manager, died on Maui. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Bill-Werner K. Manuel Jr. and Georgieanna K. Kalua; brothers Devon-Werner Kalua-Manuel, and Bill-Werner III, Ikaika and Quincy Manuel; sisters Anela and Anna-Marie Manuel; and grandparents Madelene Adams and Ivy Pagelsdorf. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Grace Church Upcountry. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Norio Delostrico

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March 17, 2012
Norio Delostrico, also known as “Tanacio,” “Tani,” “Dodong” and “Dong,” 75, of Kailua-Kona, a retired ranch hand at Palani Ranch, died. He was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Annabelle L., sons Norris L. and Nason L., daughter Tammy L. Medeiros, brother Anastacio, sisters Miriam Guerpo and Mary Samoy, hanai sister Margaret Lepolo, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kona Baptist Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Toshiyuki Fujii

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March 28, 2012
Toshiyuki “Toshi” Fujii, 81, of Kihei, Maui, formerly of Lahaina, a Royal Lahaina Hotel maintenance department retiree, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Sachiko “Natalie,” son Scott, daughters Valerie Murashige and Laurie Tom, sister Hatsumi Kadotani, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Services: 3 p.m. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Stanward Takeshi Fujiwara

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STANWARD TAKESHI FUJIWARA

Age 85 of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away February 8, 2012
in Pearl City. Born in January 13, 1927 in Haleiwa, Waialua, Hawaii. Retired maintenance worker for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

Survived by Wife, Yoshie Fujiwara; Brother:, Charles M. (Agnes) Fujiwara; Sister, Jane Fujiwara

Private services were held.

Cynthia-Mae Luana Hanakahi

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March 30, 2012
Cynthia-Mae Luana Hanakahi, 63, of Kaneohe, owner of Crickets O Ke Kai of Hawaii, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harry, son Joseph Chang, daughters Theresa Hanakahi and Brendalyn Kaaumoana, mother Josephine Ah You, sister Lorraine Burks, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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BARBARA ANN KOBUS HUBBARD

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BARBARA ANN KOBUS HUBBARD

Age 68, of Haleiwa, Hawaii, passed away March 29, 2012 in Haleiwa. Born September 17, 1943 in Clinton, MA. A retired math teacher with 25 years of service at Leilehua High School. An active member of the Liliuokalani Protestant Church, Haleiwa.

She is survived by husband, Lewis H. Hubbard; daughters, Lori M. (Siaosi) Saelua, Lani K. Hubbard & Scott Humber; sister, Dorothy Grady; grandchildren, Ka’ena Humber, Kaleo Humber, Jodi Saelua, Josh Saelua.

Visitation 8:00 a.m. Saturday (April 14) at Liliuokalani Protestant Church; 66-090 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa) Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Evelyn Hinako Ito

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EVELYN HINAKO ITO

The fifth of twelve children, was born on Kauai in February of 1926, to parents descended from samurai families who had chosen to make a new life in Hawaii. Though her legal name was Hinako, she was also given an English name, Evelyn, which is how her friends and family knew her.
Evelyn was three in 1929, around the time of the stock market crash, when the family moved from Kauai to Waialua, on Oahu, near her mother’s relatives. The family soon moved on to Waiahole, a day’s journey across the island, but young Evelyn remained on the North Shore at the request of her relatives. Even as a small child, she was given the important responsibility of weighing harvest and recording production on the taro and hasu farms. When Evelyn was eleven, her mother passed away unexpectedly, and she rejoined her father, brothers and sisters in Waiahole to help her family. She remembered the days in lush Waiahole valley as some of her happiest, with her brother Herbert climbing a huge rose apple tree and throwing the fruit down to her.
Evelyn was fifteen when the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor led to the creation of relocation camps for Japanese Americans. In Hawaii, educated Japanese were targeted. Her father buried his sword and kimono, and burned all proof of his literacy, including diaries and poetry.
When FBI agents came to search their home, they found no suspicious papers-only a picture on the wall of her older brother, Ralph, who was serving in the 442nd battalion, in his U.S. Army uniform. The agents left with nothing, and the family remained together throughout the war.
In her teens, Evelyn left Waiahole to work in Honolulu and send money to her family. She earned her room and board by sitting and housekeeping in Manoa, and when she turned eighteen she began a long career with Sears, a new department store that had just opened its Beretania Street location three years before. In 1959, Sears moved to its anchor position at the newly opened Ala Moana Shopping Center, then the largest shopping mall in the United States. Evelyn stayed with Sears for forty-nine years, retiring in 1993 at the age of sixty-seven, as a merchandise systems analyst. She had been a part of the transition from hand powered office machines to interconnected computer systems.
Evelyn enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and embroidery, reading, tending her plants, and watching movies from the “good old days.” But she enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren most of all.
Shortly after moving to an independent living community, Evelyn fell while rising from her chair after dinner, and passed away peacefully on Feb. 14, days short of her 86th birthday. A few days after her death, Sears Ala Moana, where she had spent her career, announced its coming closure, the end of an era for Hawaii.
Friends and family remember Evelyn for her steadiness, her even temper and her great and unwavering love for her family.
She is survived by brother Herbert Inoshita, son Richard, daughter Elinor, grandchildren Lavonne, Bradley, and Bennett, and great granddaughters Matilda and Beatrix. Private services were held on
March 8 at Aiea Hongwanji.

ALBERT F. LOPES, JR.

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ALBERT F. LOPES, JR.

84, of Honolulu peacefully passed away on March 26, 2012 at home. Born on July 4, 1927 in Honolulu. Retired Army Sergeant 1st Class, Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Base Police, Korean War Veteran and Member of the 5th Regimental Combat Team.

He is survived by wife, Edna Lopes; son, Lester Lopes; daughters, Stephanie Hisatake Uejio (Clifford), Raynette Lopes, Tammy Chun (Kenneth), Melissa Rogne (John); sisters, Betty Kamoku, Udelia Sillivan, Blenda Billman; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 9AM Friday (April 13th) at Borthwick Mortuary- Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30AM; Burial 2PM at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Justin Joseph Keli’i

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JUSTIN JOSEPH KELI’I

It’s been A year
since you went home…
We Miss you dearly!
“Your Life and Our Love
for you is Eternal”
Nan, Pop and Your Family

Yaeko Konda

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March 30, 2012
Yaeko Konda, 78, of Lahaina, a Kahana Sunset housekeeper, died in Hale Makua Wailuku. She was born in Kumamoto, Japan. She is survived by sons Roy and Ronald; daughter Amy; and sisters Yoshie Hirae, Tomiko Masaki, Yukie Oda and Sakae Narimato. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at King’s Chapel, Lahaina. Aloha attire.

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Gerald Chin Lee

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March 19, 2012
Gerald Chin Lee, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department police detective and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Esraelita J.B.; sons John M. III and Brendan; daughters Jereen Findlay, Jeanelle Horner and Shannon Kipapa; sisters Frances L. Ching and Judith P.P. Lewis; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Cecilia Leong

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March 28, 2012
Cecilia “Ah Laun” Leong, 94, of Kalihi, a Sears Service Center parts department retiree, died in Waipahu. She was born in Ho≠no≠lulu. She is survived by sons Joseph “Ah Chee,” David, Timothy and George; daughter Lucy Albo; brother Remigius Taum; sisters Elizabeth Kaanoi, Frances Soon, Patricia Peneku, Pauline Taum and Monica Pratt; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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RICHARD SUNAO OMURA, M.D.

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RICHARD SUNAO OMURA, M.D.

Richard Sunao Omura, M.D., 85. loving husband, father, grandfather, and retired surgeon, peacefully passed away April 3, 2012 at home, surrounded by family. Born on June 25, 1926, in Honolulu, he completed high school at St. Louis College in 1944, received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army, and graduated from Creighton University, School of Medicine in 1953. He returned home to complete his Internship and Residency in General Surgery at The Queen’s Hospital and moved his family to Pennsylvania to complete a Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. During his practice of 42 years, he established the Colo-Rectal Clinic and was well regarded within the surgical and medical community. He was Board Certified, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. A 45 year member of Mid-Pacific Country Club, he enjoyed golfing and was a fan of all sports. He was a devoted, trusted friend to many.

He is survived by his beautiful wife of 60 years, May Yamamoto Omura, six children, and their families. Donna (Donn) Fukuda; Kathy (Barney) Brown; CJ (Beverly) Omura; Carol (Craig) China; Kevin Omura, Linda (Jay) Conway; nine grandchildren Dana (Aaron) Rauckhorst; Denby (Henni Rall) Fukuda; Isaac and Aaron Omura; Mari Brown; Richard and Michael China; Sean and Liam Conway; Sisters: Florence Takamori, Norma Yoshimura; Betty Inoue; Brother-in-law Juni (Masako) Yamamoto; Sister-in-law Naomi (Yuke) Morikawa and families.

Graveside services, Monday, 10:30 a.m. Mililani Mortuary Waipio. Aloha attire, lei welcome.

Kenneth Matsuyoshi

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March 15, 2012
Kenneth Matsuyoshi, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired Honolulu Police Department clerk, died in Ho≠no≠lulu. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

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LEOCADIA “TONI” CAMPOS MAXWELL

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LEOCADIA “TONI” CAMPOS MAXWELL

Toni Campos Maxwell, daughter of Joe and Lucy Campos of Kailua, died March 8, 2012 in Lancaster, CA. Toni graduated at Kailua High School class of 1957, its first senior class. She met her husband at University of Hawaii and married him in 1958. She spent the next 53 years traveling the world as an Air Force wife and mother. She was a spark of energy to everyone who knew her. She is survived by her husband Bill, daughters Colleen Jody and JoAnn Li and son William and 5 grandchildren. Private inurnment at National Memorial of the Pacific, Punch Bowl.

Theresa C. McKinney

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March 2, 2012
Theresa C. McKinney, 87, of Hilo, a retired high school teacher, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in California. No services.

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Laura T. Nakasono

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March 5, 2012
Laura T. Nakasono, 66, of Waipahu, a Coastal Construction retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by brothers Teruji, Imao, George and Thomas; and sister Mildred Ito. Private services.

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Lorraine Ngan Chew Ng

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March 15, 2012
Lorraine Ngan Chew Ng, also known as Lorraine Souza, 78, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by sons Michael Balles and Steven Souza, daughters Sharon Miller and Vivian Hosino, brothers Robert Lee and Raymond Ng, sister Ah Wan Costa Ayres, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

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Richard Oshiro

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March 14, 2012
Richard “Tachi” Oshiro, 75, of Pearl City, a retired T. Iida Contracting cement finisher, died in Pearl City. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Leonides; son Rick; daughter Ruby Labisores; stepson Eric Guiang; stepdaughters Nesta Morris and Rena Centeno; brother Isamu; sisters Eleanor Nakamoto, Judith Azama, Janet Sasaki, Emi Oshiro and Katherine Takamori; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Elisabeth Reinhart Oswald

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April 6, 2012
Elisabeth Reinhart Oswald, 98, of Hilo, formerly of San Francisco, a Women’s Army Air Corps veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Germany. She is survived by daughters Susan Sandahl and Christine Reed, and two grandchildren. Celebration of life and visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, Hilo. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Christ Lutheran Church, Hilo, or Friends of the Hilo Public Library.

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Jose P. Pere

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March 16, 2012
Jose P. Pere, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Leonard’s Bakery cook, died in Honolulu. He was born in Quimmarayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Amador, daughters Lucita P. Funtanilla and Erlinda Serrano, 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Philomena Church. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Kenneth Nathaniel “Kenny” Rose

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KENNETH NATHANIEL “KENNY” ROSE

Age 54, died March 30, 2012 in Honolulu. Born September 10, 1957 in Lynchburg, Va.

He is survived by parents, James and Delia Rose of Richmond, Va; brothers, Ralph of Little Rock, Ark., Albert and Charles of Richmond, Va.

Private scattering of ashes at sea. Condolences may be sent to 2418 Wendell Lane, Richmond, VA 23234.


- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran