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ROGER CABILLION AMANO

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ROGER CABILLION AMANO
71, of Pearl City, passed away at Pali Momi Medical Center on June 22, 2012. Mr. Amano was born on November 19, 1940, at Puukolii, Maui, and graduated from Lahainaluna School in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army, worked for Mid-Pac Lumber, and retired as a leadman for D.F. Builders Engineering Contractors. He was a loving husband, father, proud grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was an avid diver and fisherman, and a frequent Las Vegas visitor.
He is survived by his wife Esther, children Yvette (Scott) Kimura of Pearl City, Jonathan (Rocky) Amano of Kapolei, Teddy (Natasha) Amano of Waimanalo, and Tery-J Amano Acs of Pearl City; grand-children Jessica, Jonathan (Kanoe), Jacob (Jocelyn) Amano, Sy William (Kawehi) Kimura, Kasey and Conner Amano-Lee; great-grand-children Jayden, Chasyn, Jordan, Azlyn and Tristyn Amano; his brothers Domingo and Sonny (Nancy) Amano of Maui, sisters Maggie (Hannibal Sr.) Williams, and Fely Lia of Honolulu, Dolores Agcolicol of Arizona, sisters-in- law Linda Amano of Maui, Greta Amano of Las Vegas, Marie(Charles Sr.) Mattson of Waimanalo, Nalani (Scott) Park of Oregon, brothers-in-law Kenneth (Annette) McCandless of Kapolei, Gordon Wegesend of Wahiawa; and numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives.
VISITATION FROM 9:00 AM; CELEBRATION OF LIFE FROM 9:45AM; MASS AT 10:30AM ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012 AT OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CHURCH IN PEARL CITY.

Viola Kealohapauole Arcangel

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June 21, 2012
Viola Kealohapauole Arcangel, 79, of Lahaina, a retired Kaanapali Beach Hotel waitress, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Allan, Wenzel and Stacey; daughters Orilee B. Biho and Bernie Arcangel; sister Annie Manoha; 22 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Private cremation. Online condolences: ballardfamily­mortuaries.com.

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Felipe Badoyen

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July 8, 2012
Felipe Badoyen, 71, of Germany, formerly of Lahaina, a retired Army sergeant first class, died on Maui. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Rita; son Felipe; brothers James, Gerald, Andrew, Wallace and John Badoyen, and Dexter Alioa; and sister Marlena Robinson. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Elenita R. Cada

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July 9, 2012
Elenita R. Cada, 74, of Los Angeles, a seamstress, died in Hono­lulu. She was born in Lucban, Quezon, Philippines. She is survived by sons Erikson and Peruval, daughter Whena Benedicto, brothers Maximo and Antolin, sisters Florentino and Regina, and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Philip Carrizosa

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July 5, 2012
Philip Carrizosa, 86, of Wai­anae, a bus driver for TheBus, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Daniel Baptista Jr. and Philip Carrizosa Jr.; daughters Rose Snyder, Mary Ann Baptista and Kimberly Haupu; brothers John, Adam and Benito Ilaban; sisters Patricia Perreira and Josephine Torralva; 20 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Makakilo. Mass: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 1:30 p.m. at Maili Beach Park.

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Bernardo Valdez Castro

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July 5, 2012
Bernardo Valdez Castro, 65, of Honolulu, a custodial supervisor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elsa, son Bernard, daughters Elizabeth Ann Castro-Chun and Elmilie Castro-Dacanay, mother Celestina, brothers Domingo and Rodolfo, sister Lourdes Aradanas and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples.

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DANIEL J.N. CHUN-MING

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DANIEL J.N.
CHUN-MING
Age 81 of Honolulu died June 30, 2012 at his residence. Born August 18, 1930 in Honolulu, graduated from Iolani School and University of Hawaii. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Retired Sales Representative for Procter and Gamble. Survived by wife Annette E. Chun-Ming; son Mark D. Chun-Ming; daughters Diane Y.S. (Chris) Salmon and Suzanne W.S. (David) Brauer; grand-children Blythe Brauer, Katie Salmon and Daniel Brauer; brother Clement Chun-Ming. Visitation 3:00 p.m. Sunday July 22, 2012 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1350 Hunakai St., Honolulu. Funeral service 4:00 p.m. Aloha/casual attire.

Peter Michael Elson

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July 7, 2012
Peter Michael “Pete” Elson, 71, of Ko Olina, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served with the 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds,” died at home. He was born in York, Pa. He is survived by wife Martha E. Pulley; daughters Betsy Campbell, Amanda Paskell and Christine Anderson; brother Jeff; sisters Susan Price, Ellen Kilgore and Julie Miller; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Main Post Chapel, Schofield Barracks. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Aloha or casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Peace Bridge, Wolfhound Orphanage in Osaka, Japan; visit www.caringbridge.org and enter site name peteelson.

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Mitsuru Fukuda

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June 7, 2012
Mitsuru Fukuda, 96, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. machinist, died in Kula, Maui. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Gerald, Takeo and Alan; and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Charles E. Higa

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CHARLES E. HIGA
Charles Eisho Higa passed on July 8, 2012 in Honolulu. He will always be remembered as a prominent artist and educator. Charles was born February 1, 1933 in Honolulu, received his BFA at University of Hawaii, MFA at New York University, returning to Hawaii after a military tour of duty in Berlin.
He was a noted and accomplished water color and ceramic artist with exhibitions in Hawaii, several mainland locations, Berlin, Germany, Victoria, Canada, and Naha, Okinawa. He earned numerous awards and served as a consultant to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and executed commissions for State public places. His work is in the permanent collection of the State Museum of Art and the Honolulu Museum of Art.
As an educator, he was selected by Look magazine as Teacher of the Year and Hawaii’s Young Educator, a national award. He taught at several local schools, including Radford, Hawaii Community College with more than 30 years at McKinley High school as Chairman of the Art Department.
Mr. Higa believed that environment and people inspired his art. The wonder in the variety of spaces, shapes, sizes, colors, lines, and values in the natural and human made world of ours, encouraged, challenged, and affected him in both two and three dimensional surfaces. He also tried to capture the spirit of the East, and the structure of the West in his work. He found this expression a communication to all to appreciate and respect natural and human accomplishments.
Charles is survived by his sister Gertrude Shizue Moriguchi of Torrance, California; companion and caregiver Peter Drewliner; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held July 22 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, aloha attire, no flowers, no monetary gifts. Contributions in his honor suggested to the Honolulu Museum of Art to the benefit of the Charles E. Higa Fund, 900 South Beretania St., Honolulu, 96814. Private inurnment to follow at a later date. His guidance, humor, and wisdom will be missed.

MICHAEL MARIO IMAMURA

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MICHAEL MARIO IMAMURA
6/10/12
Age 47, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep on June 10, 2012 at his home in Oceanside, CA. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 16, 1964. He was a hairstylist for many years at Noriko’s, Hair Alchemy and JC Penney’s. Michael lived life to the fullest and truly loved people. He made friends easily and usually made them for life. He loved so many and was loved by many in return.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Hideo and Rina Imamura and sisters-in-law Kathy and Kim Imamura. Survived by brothers Dennis and Remo (Romano) and sister Carla, and nephews Gavan, Ryan, Gabriel, Remo (Akoni) and Lorenzo, as well as grandnieces Katerina and Avy, grandnephews Mikey, and Harley and numerous friends.
Celebration of life to be held at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East Chapel, on Sunday, July 22, 2012. Visitation at 2:00 pm, Services at 3:00 and committal of ashes at sea at 6:00 pm at Kewalo Basin Park.

Miyoko Ishizu

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July 7, 2012
Miyoko “Ruth” Ishizu, 97, of Kula, Maui, an M.D.G.’s Kula Supermarket clerk and retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Keahua, Maui. She is survived by sons Clarence and Rogers, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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ALBERT KALANIOPIO WILLIAMS KAAI

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ALBERT KALANIOPIO WILLIAMS KAAI
Albert Kalaniopio Williams Kaai, Age 33 of Ka’a’awa, passed away June 11, 2012 in Ka’a’awa. Born July 21, 1978 in Honolulu Hawaii.
He is survived by wife; Joui (Huihui) Kaai. Children; Anuhea, ‘Aukai and Aulani Kaai. Parents; Susan Pacheco, Albert Kaai and LiRoy Phillip. Sisters; Aleina (Manuel) Sardinha, Amy Hashimoto, Arly (Tom) Sibounheuang. Brothers; Aaron, Athan, Avin, & Alen (Barbara) Phillip
Memorial Services/Celebration of Life will be held on July 21, 2012 at Kualoa Beach Park @ 11:00am. Ashes will be scattered at a later date.

Kirt Kalii Garcia Kaanoi

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June 23, 2012
Kirt Kalii Garcia Kaanoi, 38, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Honolulu, a chef and security guard, died. He was born in Hono­lulu. He is survived by sons Kekoa, Keahi, Kaniela “Chad” and Kalii; father Richard Garcia; mother Derlene Yuk Lin-Kaanoi; hanai mother Barbara Fuller; brothers Lance, Patrick, Earl, Kalani, Jarrend and Buzzy Boy Kaanoi, and Richard Boy, Oscar, Paul E., Charles and Jake Garcia; sisters Kina Kaanoi-Richards, Carol Kaanoi-Magalei and Genise Garcia; and grandparent Violet Pahia. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday near Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Gathering to follow at Correa Ranch. Aloha attire. Lei and loose flowers welcome.

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Grace Fujino Kam

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June 28, 2012
Grace Fujino Kam, 89, of Hono­lulu, proprietor of Y.Y. Varsity Bakery, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John and Calvin, daughter Yvonne Toma, sister Alice Kami, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Moira Kaleikula Kelekolio-Bright

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June 25, 2012
Moira Kaleikula Kelekolio-Bright, 67, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii County Office of Aging Handi-Van driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Shane A.C. Campbell; daughter Moira K. Richardson; sisters Esther Nichols, Rowena Adviento and Frances Kailieha; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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SHIRLEY WAI FONG LAU

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SHIRLEY WAI
FONG LAU
Age 68, of Honolulu, HI, passed away June 13, 2012 in Honolulu. Born February 14, 1944 in Honolulu.
She is survived by mother, Florence Kam Lin Lau; brothers, Richard K.C. (Maude) Lau, Henry K.H. (Lindy) Lau; sisters, Mary W.F. (David) Tanaka, Nancy W.Y. (Willis) Wong, Ruby W.K. (Francis) Foo.
Private Services held.

Melvin Nobuichi Makii

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July 10, 2012
Melvin Nobuichi Makii, 87, of Waipahu, a city mass transit lines bus driver and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Kuiaha, Maui. He is survived by wife Mildred M.; son Michael M.; daughters Sharon E. Nishi, Phyllis M. Adriano and Gwen C. Omori; brother “Mike” Satoru; sister Alice Masuda; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Doreen Yaeko Matsumoto

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July 5, 2012
Doreen Yaeko Matsumoto, 61, of Wailuku, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. facility assistant, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Jerry, daughter Debbie Han and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Dennis Morin

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July 5, 2012
Dennis Morin, 64, of Wailuku died. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Ann; sons Lance and Kenneth; daughter Leila; mother Evelyn; brothers Joseph and John; sisters Patricia Wright, Maureen Nelson, Mary Kay Burns and Michele Morin; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Wailuku Door of Faith Church. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Friday at Mala Wharf. Flowers welcome for scattering ceremony. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Devin K.V. Morishita

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July 3, 2012
Devin K.V. Morishita, 14, of Hilo, a Hilo Intermediate School student, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Chase and Aja, Isis and Kenzie; grandparents Steve and Michelle Morishita, and Victor and Maricia Nakatsu; and great-grandparents Trinidad Caballero, Florence O’Grady, and Benny and Yvonne Enriquez. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Kimie Morita

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July 7, 2012
Kimie “Janet” Morita, 87, of Los Angeles, a retired Blue Chip Stamps bookkeeper, died in Hono­lulu. She was born in Wai­anae. She is survived by son Will, brothers Burt and Charlie Ishitani, sisters Harriett Fukuoka and Elaine Yokoo, and a grandchild. Visitation: 1 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. July 23 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Sam Sanguan Nguyen

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June 22, 2012
Sam Sanguan Nguyen, 47, of Honolulu, a Navy petty officer first class, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is survived by wife Tram Vuong; daughters Shanna Vuong and Tiana Vuong; father Huyen Van; brothers Son Ngoc, Sang Van, Ut Van and Duc Huu; sisters Mai Thi, Yen Thi, Tuyet-Huong Thi and Thu Thi; stepbrothers An Ngoc and Thanh Ngoc; and stepsister Tuyet Thi. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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David Gilman Nottage

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July 7, 2012
David Gilman Nottage, 93, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired insurance agent, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons David G. Jr., James T. and Samuel W.; daughters Kahren “Muffy” Miller and Charlotte “Lolly” Davis; brother Peter; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745-4130. Online condolences: ballardfamily­mortuaries.com.

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Cecelia Ogitani

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CECELIA OGITANI
Our mother Cecelia Ogitani of Kaneohe went to be with our father Satoshi “Sambo” Ogitani
on June 8, 2012. Sam preceded her death on Oct. 7, 2001. They enjoyed 30 yrs. teaching ballroom dancing at the Ala Wai club house and disco at Windward Community College. Mom and Dad are finally together dancing with the stars. They were happily married for 60 yrs.
They are survied by son Glenn, daughters Renee Yee, Suzanne Aiwohi and Debbie Zych. 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Private services to be held.

Nobuko Okata

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June 25, 2012
Nobuko Okata, 80, of Ewa Beach died in Waipahu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Atsushi; daughters June Higa and Lynn Ventura; sisters Matsuko Sera and Kazuko Nakasone; caregivers Teresita, Josie, Mel and Mira; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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ANDREW “ANDY” KAZUTOSHI ONITSUKA

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ANDREW “ANDY” KAZUTOSHI ONITSUKA
Age 74, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away June 27, 2012 in Aiea. Born October 26, 1937 in Ewa, Hawaii. Previously worked at Johnston Island for Holmes & Narver and the City & County of Honolulu. A member of the Leeward Makule Bowling League and coach for LBHS Bowling Team. A member also of the Honouliuli Doshi Kai.
He is survived by wife, Bella Onitsuka; sons, Tony Onitsuka, Chris Onitsuka; mother, Ethel M. Onitsuka; brothers, Clarence Onitsuka, Earl Onitsuka; sisters, Beatrice
Okino, Deanna Sato, Faith (Steven) Hoo.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (July 20) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.

Nancy Kalei Palakiko

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June 4, 2012
Nancy Kalei Palakiko, 71, of Waianae, a pineapple trimmer at Dole Co. and custodian at Kleenco and Jarrett and Moanalua Middle schools, died at home. She was born in Makiki. She is survived by son Daniel M.; daughters Emareen N. Kalua, Eileen K. Chun Fook, Nancy K. Kanahele, Linda K. Kaleipa and Paige Palakiko; brothers Joe, Ralph, Stanley, Walter and Albert Makanani; sister Barbara Salo­mon; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe 1st Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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BEVERLY L. PORTER

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BEVERLY L. PORTER
June 9, 1920 – June 26, 2012
Beverly Lambert Porter was born June 9, 1920 in Tonica, Illinois, the daughter of Frances and Edward R. Lambert.
She attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, graduating with a B.S. in English in 1942.
She married Robert A. Porter on March 28, 1942, in Tonica, Illinois. Bob was a pilot who fought in World War II and the Korean War and then continued to have an Air Force career that took them to many parts of the United States. In 1967 they retired in Hawaii, where Bob died on April 26, 1969.
Beverly returned to school after her children were grown, obtaining a Masters of Library Science degree from the University of Hawaii in 1969. . She worked in the Hawaii state library system as a children’s librarian and as a cataloger in the central office, retiring in 1980.
Beverly had three children: Vickie (Alfredo) Domingo of Mililani, Trudy (John) Schafer of Sacramento, CA, and Richard (Jane) Porter.
Survivors include her daughters and daughter-in-law; her brother Edward R. (Ted) Lambert and sister-in-law Anna Lou Lambert of Tonica, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Melinda (Mike DiSalvo) Rhodes of Powell, OH; Robert (LeeAnne) Domingo of Mililani, HI; Kimberly Johnson of Portland, OR; Anne (Michael Buckley) Schafer of San Francisco, CA, Robert (Debbie Soo) Schafer of Cambridge, MA; Elizabeth (Corey) Grammas, Amanda (James) Cook, and Robert (Laurel) Porter of Gloucester, MA , Samantha (Daniel) Giddings of Cambridge, MA, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Beverly loved music and served as organist at St. George’s and Epiphany Episcopal Churches on Oahu.
Funeral will be held at St Mark’s Episcopal Church, 539 Kapahulu, Honolulu at 12 noon on July 17, 2012.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St Mark’s Episcopal Church, Honolulu.

WILLIAM RODOLFO RAMISCAL

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WILLIAM RODOLFO RAMISCAL
Age 69, of Aiea, Hawaii, passed away May 24, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born December 31, 1942 in Waipahu, Hawaii. A retired lieutenant with the Honolulu Police Department. A security director at the Hyatt Regancy, Waikiki and loss prevention officer at the Hilton, Waikiki Beach.
He is survived by wife, Gwendolyn Ramiscal; daughters, Celeste (Ronald) Gayer, Rochelle (James) Crowder; mother, Juliana Bolosan; brothers, Larry Ramiscal, Reuben Ramiscal, Dean Ramiscal; sisters, Maile Kepano, Rachel Martinez, Elizabeth Martin, Donna Pavao, Lily Rosa, Lila Kokualani; 6 grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (July 21) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire.


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