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FLORA TOSHIKO AGENA

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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.

Wilfred Bermudez Agustin

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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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Elvera Rae Allen

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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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Anthony R. Bartolome

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June 12, 2012
Anthony R. Bartolome, 41, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Yolanda R., brother Arnold R., and sisters Anna Lee Manalo and Arlene Bartolome. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Services: 7 p.m. All-night vigil: 9 p.m. at the family residence, 15-3049 Government Main Road, Pahoa. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahoa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Philip Warren Berthel

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June 5, 2012
Philip Warren Berthel, 87, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired Boeing Co. missile engineer, died at home. He was born in Malden, Mass. He is survived by wife Shirley, daughters Lee Berthel and Jan Shirchild, brother Norman, sister Eleanor Harris, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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LEONISA ROSE BIACAN

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LEONISA ROSE BIACAN
Age 93, of Wahiawa, passed away May 20, 2012 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born February 4, 1919 in Dingle, Iloilo, Philippines.
She is survived by son, David Biacan; daughter-in-law, Carolyn M. Biacan; sisters, Irene A. Daraog, Magdelena Phillips; 1 granddaughter.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday 6/27 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403A California Ave., Wahiawa, Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

CHARMAINE “CHARLIE” KELIIOKALANI BOWERS

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CHARMAINE KELIIOKALANI
“Charlie” BOWERS
Age 84, of Kailua, died June 15, 2012. Retired from St. Anthony of Padua in Kailua as an administrator. Born February 17, 1928 in Honolulu. Survived sons Wayne Fergerstrom, Harry Fergerstrom Jr., 9 grandchildren (Missy Ross) 7 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson; brother Walter Yim; sister Lani Soon.
An avid volunteer for many organizations & a legislative aide. A member of the American Business Women’s Assoc. Ulupono Charter Chapter & the Society of Military Widows Aloha Chapter 25. First woman V.P. for Merchantile Trucking Co., Director of Kapahulu Senior Citizens Ctr., Professional Hula Dancer and a Pilot.
Visitation: 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 27 at St. Anthony of Padua in Kailua. Mass: 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire. No Flowers.

Joseph Flavian Cabral

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June 16, 2012
Joseph Flavian Cabral, 84, of Olinda, Maui, died. He was born in Nahiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Margaret S.; sons Frank and Michael; daughters Ramona Ho, Theresa Cabral and Paula Purdy; brothers Richard and Stephen; sister Cyrilla Medeiros; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Makawao, Maui. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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EDUARDO LUSANTA CALSES

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EDUARDO LUSANTA CALSES
Age 58, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away June 17, 2012 in Honolulu. Born June 2, 1954 in Buting Pasig Rizal, Philippines. Eduardo was formerly employed by Galleon Co. Inc.
He is survived by son, Philamer Calses; brothers & sisters of Philippines.
Visitation 5:15 p.m. Thursday (June 28) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary Prayer Service 6:30 p.m.

William Campbell

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May 29, 2012
William “Buddy” Campbell, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Airlines director of materials and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Toshiko “Tosie”; sons William “Macy” and James; daughters Julie-Beth Alfonso, Nalei Dorgan and Jeanne Paz; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Muriel Clark

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June 20, 2012
Muriel “Jean” Clark, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Stephen M.; daughters Lynn M. Clark, Donna A. Leik and Darlene C. Azevedo; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at 4733 Aukai Ave., Honolulu. Aloha attire.

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Cecilia Ku‘ulei Cornelio

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June 9, 2012
Cecilia Ku‘ulei “Aunty Lei” Cornelio, 74, of Kahului died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son William “Willy” “Dion” Jr., daughters Florence and Sharon, brother Lorrin “Noah” Nahinu Jr., sisters Amy Oliveira and Helen White, 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation and burial to be held at a later date. Flower lei welcome, but no large flower displays. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Gilbert Joseph Correa

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June 16, 2012
Gilbert Joseph Correa, 86, of Makawao, Maui, an Army veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, and a state Highways Division retiree, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Kimo, brother Frank, sister Connie Mathias and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Michael Cromwell Doran

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May 25, 2012
Michael Cromwell Doran, 67, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Canada. He is survived by wife Dianne Jinbo, and daughters Alexis and Sophia Jinbo-Doran. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Alban’s Chapel, ‘Iolani School. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Maryann Keaulana Freudenberg

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May 8, 2012
Maryann Keaulana “Mele Ana” Freudenberg, 91, of Waimanalo, a retired Oahu Community Correctional Center corrections officer, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Geraldine R.K. “Nani” Yeehoy and Wilma A.P. Leong, brother Richard “Buffalo” Keaulana, sister Genevieve Lavoie, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Lunch at noon. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark-mortuary.com.

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Fujie Fujieda

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May 14, 2012
Fujie “Letty” Fujieda, 94, of Honolulu, a retired hotel worker at the Biltmore and Moana Surfrider, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Patricia S. Nitta; brothers Masaru, Toshiaki and Thompson Sakata; sisters Rae Kobayashi, Gladys Sakata and Jeanne Chee; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Fujie “Letty” Fujieda

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FUJIE “LETTY” FUJIEDA
May 14, 2012
Age 94, of Aliamanu, a retired Biltmore Hotel and then Moana Surfrider Hotel worker, passed away peacefully at Queen’s Hospital in Honolulu surrounded by family. She was born in Honolulu and grew up in Kaneohe. She was a long time member of Palama Higashi Hongwangi, Kumamoto Kenjin-kai, Oahu Shinwa Kai, Salt Lake Senior Citizen’s Club, and Kapiolani Hospital Volunteers Crafters.
She is survived by daughter Patricia (Thomas) Nitta; brothers Masaru, Toshiaki and Thompson Sakata; sisters Rae Kobayashi, Gladys Sakata and Jeanne Chee; daughters-in-law Charlotte Fujieda and Corinne Fujieda; brother-in-law Teruo (Phyllis) Nosaka; 8 grandchildren Shari Ann (Brian) Daluson, Byron (Johnalyn) Fujieda, Karlynn (Ross) Tanaka, Garret (Laurie) Fujieda, Stacy (Rebecca) Fujieda, Sarah (Michael) Baker, Scott (Maryn) Fujieda, Eric Uyema; 13 great-grand-children; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 9:00am – 10:00am on Saturday, June 30th at Hosoi Mortuary. Services to follow at 10:00am. Casual attire. No flowers please.

JANET MISAE NAKAMURA FUKUTOMI

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JANET MISAE NAKAMURA FUKUTOMI
Age 92, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away June 2, 2012 in Aiea. Born March 18, 1920 in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Preceded in death by her husband Tamotsu Fukutomi in 2004 and her eldest daughter, Gayle “Gibby” Fukutomi in 2011.
She is survived by daughters, Denise Fukutomi, Lynn (Alvin) Matsumura, Joann (Norman) Morinaga, Paula Fukutomi; sisters, Nancy (Dick) Nakasone, Linnel (Buck) Taniguchi, Hazel Minami, Harriet (Glenn) Akina; grandchildren, Michael (Janice) Morinaga, Kristy & Tiffany Morinaga, Ried & Erin Matsumura; 3 great-grand-children; numerous nieces & nephews.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (June 28) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 10:00 a.m. Friday (June 29) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Wainwright Alexander Kuulani Gomez

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June 1, 2012
Wainwright Alexander Kuulani “Wain” Gomez, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Defense security guard at Schofield, a retired welder’s helper at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Abner and Harrison, and sisters Moana Steinberg and Puanani Duncan. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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EVELYN WYATT HENDERSON

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EVELYN WYATT HENDERSON
Of Honolulu, a retired teacher of Mathematics at Punahou, died June 12, 2012 at Hospice Hawaii’s Kailua House.
Born in Washington, D.C. on August 18, 1916 to R. D. and Maude Wyatt, Evelyn was raised in Washington, D.C. and Loveland, Colorado. Educated as a teacher, she was also one of the earliest licensed female pilots in the nation. While completing her certification in aerobatics, she met her future husband and married him on Christmas Eve of 1941. After World War II, they lived in the Philippines for 18 months with their first two children. In 1949, on their return voyage to Washington D.C., they stopped briefly in Honolulu. Their voyage never continued, and except for a brief sojourn in the Midway Islands, they remained in Hawaii for the rest of their lives.
Evelyn loved to travel, circling the world twice, visiting every continent and making lifelong friends wherever she went. She lived life to the fullest, wasting not a moment of her nearly 96 years, and traveled to the mainland form a final visit with friends and family only weeks before her death.
Evelyn was predeceased by husband Hal D. Henderson and first child Muriel H. Frederick. She is survived by sons Hal and Robert, daughter Leilani, five grandchildren and one great grandson. She is also survived by sister Helen Wyatt Snapp and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10 am on August 17, 2012 at the Elks Club in Waikiki. Donations can be made to the Church of the Holy Nativity, the Salvation Army, or Hospice Hawaii.

Glenn Akimasa Higashi

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June 1, 2012
Glenn Akimasa Higashi, 69, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by sisters Mildred Kawaguchi and Linda Imoto. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Cheri Sumie Hisashima

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June 18, 2012
Cheri Sumie Hisashima, 60, of Hilo, an employee at the office of Dr. Walter Loo, the Pet Hospital and George’s Meat Market, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Wayne and Glen, and sister Susan Delara. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Egon N. Kalama

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June 14, 2012
Egon N. Kalama, 90, of Honolulu, an antenna rigger at Pearl Harbor, a federal government employee and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Coblenz, Germany. He is survived by wife Rose K., and sisters Helen K. Silva and Hazel N. Bishaw. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Diane Sumie Kaneshiro

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June 20, 2012
Diane Sumie Kaneshiro, 64, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education cafeteria helper at Farrington High School, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Okinawa. She is survived by sons Dean, Jason and Scott; father Seijun Higa; mother Chiyo Higa; brothers Masakuni and Fumitaka Higa; and sister Noriko Higa. Visitation: 3 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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JOHN YOHAN KIM

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JOHN YOHAN KIM
John Yohan Kim, 85, of Aiea, passed away on June 18, 2012 at St. Francis Hospice West. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that he had touched throughout his life. John was born in Wahiawa on August 24, 1926. On May 18, 1963 he married Charlotte C.M. Kim, she survives. He was a retired Hickam Air Force Base aircraft mechanic, U.S. Army veteran, and the owner of Dae Han General Food. He is also survived by son, Alan K. Kim; daughters, Cathleen Y. Salas, Grace Y. Sato, and Angela Y. Cambra; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. His patience, wisdom, and unconditional love will always be remembered. Visitation is 9 a.m. Friday, June 29th at Hosoi Garden Mortuary followed by a 10 a.m. service. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leila Elizabeth Kyselka

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May 10, 2012
Leila Elizabeth “Lee” Kyselka, 95, of Kaneohe, a retired program director at Nuuanu and Windward YMCAs, director of University Lab School Summer Science Program, and lecturer at the Women in Transition Program at Windward and Leeward community colleges, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Crawford, Colo. She is survived by husband Will, son Jim DenBeste, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Friday at Church of the Crossroads, Honolulu. No flowers. Donations suggested to Church of the Crossroads, Polynesian Voyaging Society or University of Hawaii Press.

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Leila “Lee” Elizabeth Kyselka

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LEILA “LEE” ELIZABETH KYSELKA
June 29, 1919 – May 10, 2012
Lee died May 10, 2012 at age 95. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Will Kyselka, her son Jim DenBeste of Oregon, her daughter-in-law, Rosemary DenBeste of Washington, her former daughter-in-law, Gayle DenBeste of Oregon, grandchildren, Leslie Wilder & Michael Wilder of Hawaii, Paul DenBeste of Oregon, Michelle DenBeste, of California, Lisa DenBeste & Matt DenBeste of Washington, and eight great-grandchildren. Her son, Al DenBeste, and her daughter, Alois DenBeste Vernon predeceased her. Lee was born in Crawford, Colorado to Al and Leila Elizabeth Sanderson Ford, and raised by her Sanderson grandparents after her mother died in childbirth. She married Walter DenBeste and moved to Ellensburg, Washington and then to Portland, Oregon where she worked for the YMCA. After her divorce, she moved to Oahu in the mid- 1960s, where she held positions at the Nuuanu and Windward YMCAs as a program director. She was very involved with sex education and teen programs. After retirement, Lee was director of the Summer Science Program at the University Lab School and lectured in the Women In Transition Program at WCC and LCC. Lee and Will built their dream house on top of Tantalus in 1968 and many remember being entertained on Forest Ridge Way over the years. A highlight of her life was sailing on the escort vessel for the Hokulea’s 1980 voyage to Tahiti. A celebration of her life will be held on June 29, 2012, at 5 pm at Church of the Crossroads, Honolulu. Please, no flowers. Donations can be made in her name to the Church of the Crossroads, Polynesian Voyaging Society or University of Hawaii Press.

MARY MAU LECAVELIER

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MARY MAU LECAVELIER
1943- 2012
Mary Mau Lecavelier passed away at home on June 4, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard in 2007and she leaves behind six
siblings as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary graduated from Maryknoll High School and the University of Hawaii. She garnered a long term job as a computer programmer for the County of Los Angeles.
Eventually, she returned to Hawaii to assist in computerizing Hawaii Tax and Bookkeeping Services. Her mentor was her father, Henry. She delved into the business world and explored real estate ventures in buying and selling conversions and 1031 exchanges.
Having tolerant employers (her mom and dad) and financial stability, she traveled extensively especially to Tahiti where she met her husband, Bernard. She could not say “no” to a man who sailed three weeks in a 13ft boat from Tahiti to be with her.
Bernard’s death in 2007 left a large void. Stress, anxiety, and sleepless nights took its toll as her already weakened heart failed. Through it all she maintained a sense of humor and an impish look in her eye.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 30 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Visitation: 4 p.m. and Service: 5 p.m. Aloha attire.
Her ashes will be scattered at a later date.

Martha M. Makaiwi

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May 16, 2012
Martha M. Makaiwi, 84, of Kapolei, a Hawaiian Telephone Co. manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Harvey William Martinez

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June 13, 2012
Harvey William “Pete” Martinez, 66, of Kailua, a website designer and an Air Force veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in California. He is survived by brother Glenn, and sisters Pamela Whatley and Florence “Nina” Haskett. Gathering: 3 p.m. Thursday at Kailua Beach, behind Kalapawai Market. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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