Archive for June, 2012

Francis Karl Lehua Militante “Mili”

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

FRANCIS KARL LEHUA MILITANTE “MILI”
Bantam weight 14 wins 3 loses 3 ko’s
Born March 26, 1934 Kuhio Day, passed May 17th Merchant Marine, Carpenter, Boxing Trainer, Palama Settlement Boxing Club, Kalakaua Gym Golden Glove trainer to such greats as Andy Ganigan, Eichi Jumawon, Mark Ibanez, Frank Hesia and Tala Taito. Many great friends filled his life in the Music Industry, Business & Political world. He treasured your friendship! It would take a full page to name all of you, Mahalo for you love.
Survived by daughters Edi (Richard) Tanaka, Georgette “Noelani” Militante, Georgene “Kehau” (David) De Guzman, Karleen “Hua” (Crine) Agbayani, Karlette “Sui” (Ron) Tario. 15 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren.
Funeral held at Community Church of Honolulu Thursday June 21st 5pm , Services at 6pm (Aloha Attire)

Kenneth Kazuharu Abe

Posted On June 16th, 2012 -

June 1, 2012
Kenneth Kazuharu Abe, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu city traffic tech and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Melvin, Brent, Mitchell and Vernon; sisters Jane Yamashiro, Pauline Ando and Irene Morimoto; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. June 24 at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

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ANTONIO “TONY” RIVERA ACOBA

Posted On June 18th, 2012 -

ANTONIO “TONY” RIVERA ACOBA
Age 85, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away May 31, 2012 in Honolulu. Born September 26, 1926 in Waialua, Hawaii. Retired from Hilton Hawaiian Villages.
He is survived by wife, Carlota M. Acoba; son, Francisco (Vickie) Acoba; 2 grand-daughters; brother, Dionicio (Nieves) Acoba.
Visitation 8:00 a.m. Saturday (June 23) at St. Anthony Catholic Church (640 Puuhale Rd., Honolulu); Mass 9:30 a.m.
Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Antonio Rivera Acoba

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

May 31, 2012
Antonio Rivera “Tony” Acoba, 85, of Honolulu, a Hilton Hawaiian Village retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Carlota M., son Francisco, brother Dionicio and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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ROMUALDO SAOIT ACOSTA

Posted On June 28th, 2012 -

ROMUALDO SAOIT ACOSTA
Age 76, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away May 31, 2012 in Honolulu. Born September 28, 1935 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from the Double Tree Alana Hotel.
He is survived by wife, Rosario A. Acosta; sons, Jose (Ednalina “Marlyn”) Acosta, Selmar (Shirley) Acosta, Emmanuel Acosta; daughters, Abelina (Francisco) Almachar, Carmenchita Acosta, Zenaida (Esperdion) Ramos, Rizalina Acosta; brothers, Ruperto (Iluminada) Acosta, Dalmacio Acosta, Rodney (Leonida) Acosta Sr., Leodigario (Marita) Acosta; sisters, Juliana (Dodoy) Gattu, Eugenia Bermudez, Apolonia Agarma, Regina (Romy) Mentac, Nena (Alex) Lacar; 18 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (July 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m. Friday (July 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Romualdo Saoit Acosta

Posted On June 30th, 2012 -

May 31, 2012
Romualdo Saoit Acosta, 76, of Waipahu, a DoubleTree Alana Hotel retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosario A.; sons Jose, Selmar and Emmanuel; daughters Abelina Almachar, Carmenchita and Rizalina Acosta, and Zenaida Ramos; brothers Ruperto, Dalmacio, Rodney Sr. and Leodigario; sisters Juliana Gattu, Eugenia Bermudez, Apolonia Agarma, Regina Mentac and Nena Lacar; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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DR. ELIZABETH MCCANN ADAMS

Posted On June 8th, 2012 -

DR. ELIZABETH MCCANN ADAMS
88, died May 22, 2012, in New Hampshire. A psychiatrist, she treated children and adults in the Hawaii corrections, mental health, and family court systems. In later years she volunteered for the American Cancer Society in Honolulu. The Hawaii Medical Association named her the 1996 Physician of the Year. She was an independent thinker with high standards, a quiet volunteer who asked for little but gave much. In 2000, due to illness, she left her home in Kailua and spent her final years with her children in California and New Hampshire. She is survived by Drs. Jess and Sallie Adams of California and Dr. Ellen Bassett and Jim Bassett of New Hampshire; grandchildren William, Barbara and Henry Adams of California, and Jesse, Johnny Bassett and Hannah Bassett of NH. At her request, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific, Inc., 2370 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Jane Shizue Agena

Posted On June 10th, 2012 -

May 26, 2012
Jane Shizue Agena, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Michael H. and Sidney S.; daughter Eileen S. Kobayashi; brother Masayuki Nohara; sistersJoyce “Hachan” Kong, Jeanne “Yaye” Takahashi, Carole “Yoshi” Fukuda and Lucille “Sachi” Araki; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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FLORA TOSHIKO AGENA

Posted On June 24th, 2012 -

FLORA TOSHIKO AGENA
Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away on May 31, 2012. Born in Aiea, she was a retired retail sales clerk. Preceded in death by her husband, Seizen “Paul” Agena, she is survived by her son, Daniel; daughters, Kathleen (Michael) Kaya and Beverly (Glenn) Kadohiro; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Hazel Yonamine and sister-in-law, Harriet Shiroma. Private service held.

Mercedes J. Agtarap

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

May 17, 2012
Mercedes J. Agtarap, 83, of Kihei, Maui, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by son William; daughters Erlinda Saturino, Virginia Espero and Gloria Littleton; brothers Constantino, Irineo and Guillermo Julian; sisters Visitacion Paz, Natividad Domingo and Hermana Corpuz; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date in the Philippines. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Federico Ranos Aguada

Posted On June 20th, 2012 -

June 7, 2012
Federico Ranos Aguada, 91, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed landscaper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons John and Peter, daughter Elizabeth A. Hambright, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church, Kalihi, 2324 Omilo Lane. Mass: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:45 a.m. June 27 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Wilfred Bermudez Agustin

Posted On June 24th, 2012 -

June 20, 2012
Wilfred Bermudez Agustin, 59, of Kahului, a carpenter in the construction industry, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by daughter Skye Laycox, mother Cecilia B. and sister Virginia A. Agcolicol. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Paul Kamoku Aiona

Posted On June 30th, 2012 -

June 24, 2012
Paul Kamoku Aiona, 43, of Hilo, a mechanic and mason, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Moana, hanai son Sean Sakado-Calvo, hanai daughters Seante and Shevelle Sakado-Calvo; brother Isreal; and sisters LindyAnn Aiona and AnnaLynn Tailan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire.

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Anthony Kamalulani Kauanoe Akau

Posted On June 12th, 2012 -

May 26, 2012
Anthony Kamalulani Kauanoe “Kanaka Nui” Akau, 55, of Kapolei, an Oahu Transit Services/TheBus retiree, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cheryl Ann; sons Anthony Kalani and Anthony Thomas; daughter Claudine “Manu”; father Roy L.; brothers George, Craig and Glenn Kauanoe, and Nathan Akau; sisters Patricia “Ulu” Kauanoe, Marion Ii, Debbie Kalima and Charmaine Montalvo; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Joseph Kanekapu Ako

Posted On June 21st, 2012 -

May 3, 2012
Joseph Kanekapu Ako, also known as “Trix” and “Kiki Boy,” 60, of Waianae, a Mini Roofing Supplies supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorene K.L.; sons Manuel III, Maxwelle and Malcolm Vigil-Ako, and Danson Flores-Ako; daughter Jasmine Kealoha; hanai sons Keke, Victor and Kiko Kawaa, Herman, Haena and Kaipo Kalani, Max M. and Braunston Ako, Bernard, Elai, James and Kalani Horn, John Amina, Manu Kealoha, Kekoa and Shane Batalona, Joseph Mainaaupo, Asa Maafala and William Joshua; hanai daughters Jubilee, Miulang and Kuuipo Amina, Kauilani and Kuulei Kalani, Ashley Mainaaupo, Abalette, Avon, Brantelle and Devin Ako, Keala Kalauli, Bernice Joshua, Keola Roper, Arcenette Batalona and Jubilee Horn; brothers Matthew M. Jr. and Matthew D.; sisters Maeline Kawaa and Georgette Ako; hanai brothers Warren K. Horn, Heine Shim, John K. III and Hiram Amina, Darren Dana, Marcelo, Sheldon, Bobby and Junior Alvarado, Anthony Lum and Jason Ishii; hanai sisters Rosie Taitaiau, Alice M.H., Michelle K. and Stephanie K. Amina, Lorraine M.H. Ishii and Rina Kawaa; and 20 grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday at Nanakuli Baptist Church on Pua Avenue. Scattering of ashes to follow in Maili across 7-Eleven, 87-720 Farrington Highway.

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Joseph Kanekapu Ako

Posted On June 22nd, 2012 -

May 3, 2012
Joseph Kanekapu Ako, also known as “Trix” and “Kiki Boy,” 60, of Waianae, a Mini Roofing Supplies supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorene K.L.; sons Manuel III, Maxwelle and Malcolm Vigil-Ako, and Danson Flores-Ako; daughter Jasmine Kealoha; hanai sons Keke, Victor and Kiko Kawaa, Herman, Haena and Kaipo Kalani, Max M. and Braunston Ako, Bernard, Elai, James and Kalani Horn, John Amina, Manu Kealoha, Kekoa and Shane Batalona, Joseph Mainaaupo, Asa Maafala and William Joshua; hanai daughters Jubilee, Miulang and Kuuipo Amina, Kauilani and Kuulei Kalani, Ashley Mainaaupo, Abalette, Avon, Brantelle and Devin Ako, Keala Kalauli, Bernice Joshua, Keola Roper, Arcenette Batalona and Jubilee Horn; brothers Matthew M. Jr. and Matthew D.; sisters Maeline Kawaa and Georgette Ako; hanai brothers Warren K. Horn, Heine Shim, John K. III and Hiram Amina, Darren Dana, Marcelo, Sheldon, Bobby and Junior Alvarado, Anthony Lum and Jason Ishii; hanai sisters Rosie Taitaiau, Alice M.H., Michelle K. and Stephanie K. Amina, Lorraine M.H. Ishii and Rina Kawaa; and 20 grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church on Pua Avenue in Nanakuli. Scattering of ashes to follow in Maili across from 7-Eleven. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Merle Kahikina Akuna

Posted On June 23rd, 2012 -

June 9, 2012
Merle Kahikina “Buddy” Akuna, 82, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. test desk supervisor and an Army and Marine Corps veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Ellen H.; daughters Merlyn K. and Mele K. Akuna, and Melisa K. Tobias; brothers Edward and Danton; and sisters Beverly Brown and Laurel Akuna. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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Harriet Miu Kin Chun Akuna

Posted On June 29th, 2012 -

June 7, 2012
Harriet Miu Kin Chun Akuna, 83, of Haleiwa, a retired Realtor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Barney M.H.; daughter Charlene Lin Tai Goo Sakamoto; sons Barney Tim, Isaac and Bertrand; brother Daniel Chun; sisters Annette Lam and Betty Lau; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ida Lau Sen Chang Alina

Posted On June 3rd, 2012 -

May 20, 2012
Ida Lau Sen Chang Alina, 96, of Honolulu, a retiree from Alfred Shaheen and Tori Richard, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Marie B. Chun and Carol Ann S.L. Alina, sister Elsie Yuen, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Elvera Rae Allen

Posted On June 24th, 2012 -

June 4, 2012
Elvera Rae Allen, 72, of Kaneohe, a retired federal government civil service employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Arthur R.K. II; sisters Doreen Seguirant, Francine Moniz and Dorothy Vierra; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. July 7 at Kailua Bay. Celebration of life to follow. Casual attire. Lei only.

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David Rubio Alvarico

Posted On June 9th, 2012 -

May 10, 2012
David Rubio Alvarico, 82, of Wahiawa, a retired city Wahiawa yard refuse collector and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Walnut Grove, Calif. He is survived by wife Linda; sons David, Darrell and Derek Alvarico, and Donovan Hatico; daughters Debra Dallas, Deanna Ladao, Drusilla Fujimoto, Danielle Wilkie and Dawn Mileski; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Patricia Ann Amaral

Posted On June 6th, 2012 -

June 3, 2012
Patricia Ann “Pat” Amaral, 68, of Pukalani, Maui, died at home. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by husband Milton J., sons Steven and Mark, sister Sandra Buck and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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VAL V. AMBROSIO

Posted On June 16th, 2012 -

VAL V. AMBROSIO
Age 67, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away May 18, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born April 5, 1945 in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines.
He is survived by wife, Brenda M. Ambrosio; son, Edgar (Fe) Ambrosio; daughter, Krista (Jeffrey) Templeton; mother, Adelina Ambrosio; brothers, Jerry Ambrosio, Alan (Jeanette) Ambrosio, Ted (Geralyn) Ambrosio, Len Ambrosio; sisters, Rebecca Ambrosio, Perla Young, Myrna Boehning, Ruby Batalona; 2 grandchildren.
Visitation 10:00 a.m. Friday (June 22) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Val V. Ambrosio

Posted On June 19th, 2012 -

May 18, 2012
Val V. Ambrosio, 67, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Brenda M.; son Edgar; daughter Krista Templeton; mother Adelina; brothers Jerry, Alan, Ted and Len; sisters Rebecca Ambrosio, Perla Young, Myrna Boehning and Ruby Batalona; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Bill Amey

Posted On June 21st, 2012 -

June 12, 2012
Bill Amey, 58, of Honolulu, a photographer and Waikiki bar manager and bartender, died in Honolulu. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by son Gabe, daughter Moriah, brothers Howard and Bob, and sister Ruth Hada. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Puu Ualakaa State Park, Tantalus. Casual attire.

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Ronald Nobuo Amioka

Posted On June 10th, 2012 -

May 25, 2012
Ronald Nobuo Amioka, 81, of Oahu and California, a retired California state engineer and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice, Puiwa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother George Kinoshita and sister Kazue A. Odo. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Richard Kealohapauole Among

Posted On June 17th, 2012 -

June 7, 2012
Richard Kealohapauole Among, 79, of Honolulu, a Seventh-day Adventist minister, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife E. Joy, daughter Lysa M. Kono, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. June 25 at Honolulu Japanese Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2655 Manoa Road.

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Mark William Amorin

Posted On June 4th, 2012 -

April 24, 2012
Mark William Amorin, 53, ofPearl City, a Navy veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Spokane, Wash. He is survived by fiancee Lisa Nakoa; sons Edgar K. III and Zachary K. Nakoa; daughter Chastity K. Nakoa; father Jaime B. Sr.; brothers Jaime B. Jr., Jon P. and Paul A.; and sister Stephanie Castanares. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:10:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

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Fumie Kozawa Anbe

Posted On June 5th, 2012 -

May 28, 2012
Fumie Kozawa Anbe, 95, of Lahaina died at home. She was born in Puukolii, Maui. She is survived by sons Paul, Richard, Harold, Michael and Wayne; daughters June Anbe and Diane Tokuda; sisters Toshimi Kawanura and Kayo Ishizaka; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Lahaina Shingon Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. June 12 at Maui Memorial Park.

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Saturnina Daligcon Andres

Posted On June 5th, 2012 -

May 18, 2012
Saturnina Daligcon Andres, 88, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by son Artemio; daughters Doreen Baliza, Adriana Andres and Rose Labutong; brothers Gregorio and Mariano Daligcon; sister Rosita Yadao; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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