Archive for July 29th, 2012

Eilene Cabral

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July 17, 2012
Eilene Cabral, 56, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Brian Sr.; son Brian Jr.; daughters Reychel and Marie; brothers Cruz Jr., Herbert and Andrew Vina; sister Beatrice Diamond; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Thy Word Ministries Pacific Faith Center, 1024 Mapunapuna St. #100, Honolulu. Casual attire.

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Federico Corpuz

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July 22, 2012
Federico Corpuz, 83, of Kaneohe, a lumber sales employee and supervisor and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by son Bryan R., daughter Traci, sisters Cirila Inocencio and Trinidad Lamasa, and three grandchildren. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Clarke Estrella

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June 30, 2012
Clarke Estrella, 54, of Honolulu died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Beverly; brothers James, Fred and Frank; and sister Glenda Cordeiro. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1352 Liliha St., Honolulu. Donations suggested to Goodwill Industries.

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YUTAKA “JAMES” HAGIO

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YUTAKA “JAMES” HAGIO
Age 87, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away June 15, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born July 21, 1924 in Waialua, Hawaii. Former owner of Wahiawa Chevron Service.
He is survived by son, Allen Hagio; daughter, Myrna Suzuki; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.
Private services were held.

Hazel Yoshiko Hamura

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July 18, 2012
Hazel Yoshiko Hamura, 95, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress at P J Romaine Garment Factory and former seamstress at Kahala Sportswear, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richard N., Lance Y. and Ted H.; daughter Florence A. Saito; sister Sue S. Nishimura; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John Young Olohana Davis III

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July 21, 2012
John Young Olohana “Big John” Davis III, 47, of Kaimuki, a security supervisor at Maximum Event Security and a Waikiki beach boy, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Nanakuli. He is survived by wife Louetta, hanai sons Jonah-Boy and John-Maui, hanai daughters Iwalani and Ku‘uleilani, parents John “Dee” Jr. and Lillian “Moi,” and sister Linda Lapenia. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. Aug. 18 at Waikiki Beach Hula Mound, near the Duke Kahanamoku statue. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

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TADAMI IZUTSU

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TADAMI IZUTSU
88, of Honolulu, a retired NCR Corporation District Manager and WWII veteran (442nd Regimental Combat Team, K Company) passed away on July 23, 2012 at St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai.
He is survived by wife, Nobue, daughters Lisa, and Laura Giddings (James), grandson, Elan Giddings; sisters: Grace Kumabe, Jane Nakabayashi, Thelma Akau, Satsuki Izutsu; brothers: Setsuo Izutsu and Dr. Satoru Izutsu; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. with A Celebration of Life to follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Manoa Valley Church, 2728 Huapala Street. Aloha Attire. No flowers please.

John Simmons Jones

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July 19, 2012
John Simmons Jones, 41, of Makawao, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Waikiki. He is survived by parents Frank T. and Wanda W., and brother Nathan. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Makawao Kingdom Hall, 1550 Kokomo Road, Haiku, Maui. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Carolyn Luana Kaahanui

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July 21, 2012
Carolyn Luana Kaahanui, 59, of Kahului, a Makena Surf housekeeping department employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Maui. She is survived by companion Leonard Kekona Sr.; daughters Samantha Kenolio and Cheyenne Cramer; stepsons Charles Jr. and Stephen Cramer; stepdaughters Stephanie Legsay, Sheryl Cramer, Shanamie Morondos, Charlene Melendez, Rosemary Calvin and Laulima Fern Vargas; hanai son Kaniela; hanai daughters Mahina Akina-Gerard and Tammy Yamashita; brothers Winston, Harold, William Jr. and Curtis; sisters Donna Spears, Korina Adams, Josephine Yamashita, Eunice Harris, Lila Endo, Olga Kepa and Kanoe Kekalia; hanai brother Del Lani Naki Sr.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous stepgrandchildren. Services: 8 a.m. Saturday at Iao Valley pavilions, Maui. Scattering of ashes to follow at Maalaea. Lunch at noon at Iao Valley. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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WILLIAM E. KAUAIHILO

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WILLIAM E. KAUAIHILO
Age 76, of Pahrump, Nevada, passed away March 15, 2012 in Las Vegas. Born November 1, 1935 in Aiea, Hawaii. William retired as an air traffic controller from the Diamond Head Crater.
He is survived by wife, Carol Kauaihilo; sons, Clifford Kauaihilo of NV, Kalani (Dara) Kauaihilo, Alika (Debbie) Kauaihilo, Kawika (Judy) Kauaihilo, Keoni Kauaihilo of FL; daughters, Diana (Pedro) Kauaihilo-Flores of Guam, Puanani (John) Kauaihilo-Roundy of NM, Iwalani Hulaton; brother, Andrew Orlando, Jr.; sisters, Laulupe Dempster, Harriet (George) Clark of NY, Rosemary Decker, Lou-Ann (Al) Scaife of
Indiana; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (August 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m.

JOE KENNEDY

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JOE KENNEDY OBITUARY
Joseph Edward Kennedy, a longtime resident of the North Shore, passed from this life in his sleep on July 15. He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1948 To Edward and Dorothy Kennedy. After graduating from Chicago schools, he attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Summer fieldwork at Lapakahi, Kohala, in 1969 and a master’s degree in anthropology at the University of Hawaii in 1974 set Joe on a career in Hawaiian archaeology, where he became well known and respected as the principal of Archaeological Consultants of Hawaii and later Archaeological Consultants of the Pacific He conducted archaeological research in American Samoa and in Micronesia, and he participated in excavations in Guatemala and in Egypt.
Kennedy’s archaeological survey of Waimea Valley, Oahu, in 2005 documented the importance of the valley to Hawaii’s history. It led the City and County of Honolulu to take measures to preserve Waimea after initially voting to allow development there. A pristine Waimea valley is one of his lasting gifts to Hawaii.
Kennedy was a prolific and diverse author, with several books to his credit that were outside the realm of Cultural Resources Management and Heritage Archaeology. His Coca Exotica, An Illustrated History of Cocaine, published by Associated University Presses in 1985 led to his lecturing extensively in academic circles on the history of coca and cocaine. The Tropical Frontier, America’s South Sea Colony, published by the Micronesian Archaeological Research Center and distributed by the University of Hawaii Press in 2009, was a benchmark history of U.S. hegemony in American Samoa. His historical survey The North Shore of Oahu appeared through Arcadia Press in 2011. Ruffian Dick, his fictionalized portrayal of the famous anthropologist Sir Richard Burton, is currently under review by publishers through his agent, Peter Riva.
In addition to numerous contract reports in Pacific archaeology, Kennedy was a frequent contributor to Natural History, Discovering Archaeology, Archaeology, Discover, Geoarchaeology and other outlets, including the University of Chicago’s Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, where he examined the potential for the return of Smallpox to the planet earth. He edited the legendary but short-lived journal Native Planters, which he started with others in 1982 to highlight the agricultural heritage of the Hawaiian Islands. He was a founding member and a treasurer and past president of the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, a Principal Humanities Scholar for the California Council on the Humanities, and a recipient of the Historic Hawaii Foundation’s Preservation Award. s
Joseph Kennedy leaves behind his special friend Voralak Riensuwan of Bangkok, Thailand, cousins in Chicago, Illinois, as well as countless friends around the world, who appreciated his wry humor, his love of dogs, baseball, and the Chicago Cubs, as well as his willingness to welcome one and all at his compound on the North Shore of Oahu. He is remembered as a gracious host and a raconteur of note, whose Pacific stories rivaled those of Michener, London, Day, and Beck for their color and their insights into life in the Pacific Islands. He had the uncommon ability to tell a great story and make one laugh as well as an equally uncommon capacity for friendship. His charismatic personality acted as a magnet, drawing people to him and to each other and affecting their lives in deep and positive ways. Joe Kennedy will be deeply missed, and we hope that a gentle mist will fall at his memorial service as Hawaii mourns his passing.

Edmund P.S. Kim

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July 3, 2012
Edmund P.S. Kim, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor security guard and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Margaret T. Ajifu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Isao Kimoto

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June 19, 2012
Isao Kimoto, 96, of Wahiawa, a retired carpenter, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Alan, Stephen, Stanley and Reggie; daughter Patricia Gause; and five grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Nobuko Kobashigawa

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July 11, 2012
Nobuko Kobashigawa, 83, of Pearl City died in Maluhia. She is survived by son Peter M., brother Seikichi Ige and sister Shizuko Yamauchi. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Wataru Koki

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July 11, 2012
Wataru Koki, 79, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Accounting and General Services data processor and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brother Kiyoki, and sisters Alma Koki and Sumie Sonoda. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at noon. Private additional services on Maui. Casual attire. No flowers.

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John Kapualani Koko

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JOHN KAPUALANI KOKO
On June 25, 2012 John Kapualani Koko at the age of 51 waited patiently for the angels to come and escort him to heaven and graciously received his golden heart from our Lord and Savior.
Having heart problems since a young boy, John never let his health challenges stand in his way of achieving great things in his life. For over 30 years John was the bass player for the Na Hoku Hanohano award winning group Makaha Sons of Niihau and Makaha Sons. While sharing their Hawaiian music, dance, language and culture, John had the opportunity to travel all over the world and meet so many wonderful people. He truly loved to entertain his fans. He was an accomplished artist. He worked with a few mediums; including oils, acrylics, water and charcoal. John created such spectacular oil paintings of scenic landscapes. He was an avid and exceptional chess player. He love competition in any game and in life. John even tried a little bit of modeling on the side. He shared some of his photos on his FB page. He was most proud of his “Calendar” with no pose to risque. John loved God. Everything he did was put in prayer and he trusted that the Lord would guide him in the right direction. John never forgot to say thank you Jesus for everything he had. He always passed on his blessings to others. That’s what our mom taught us. He was devoted to his family first and foremost. Spending time with family was what he loved to do, whether it was going out at a restaurants to have lunch, going to school functions, or even just riding in the car around the island looking for that perfect sunset. Our Brother John will truly be missed by many who knew him. John, until we meet again.
Survived by: Wife Toni, Sons: John Jr. (Misty), Jerman, Jordon, Jerry and 2 Grandchildren Brothers: Jerome (Yolanda) Koko, Herman (Paula) Koko, Max (Florence) Koko, Alfredo (Becky) Dalire, Frank (Gwen) Dalire, Sonny Dalire, John “Cioci” Dalire, John (Lollie) Dalire, William (Gloria) Nahale-a, Lawrence (Patricia) Nahale-a, Ralph Nahlea-a, Sisters: Elenor (Richard) Motooka, Germaine (Kenneth) Silva II, Estrella (Joe) Cabansag, Anna (Jon) Inano, Patricia Nahale-a, Delphine (Chris) Rabanes, and Wilmette “Pupu” (Randy) Lafferty
Visitation will be held on Friday August 10, 2012 at 5:00-9:00 p.m and Saturday August 11 at 9:00-1:00 p.m. Burial to follow at Mililani Cemetary

Carol Tomoe Koyanagi

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July 14, 2012
Carol Tomoe Koyanagi, 70, of Honolulu, a retired secretary at the University of Hawaii-Manoa Hawaii Institute of Geophysics, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clifford H.; sons Craig and Chad; brothers Wayne, Michael and Brian Uchima; sisters Barbara Ito and Jo Ann Seo; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Thomas Edward Lambert

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July 25, 2012
Thomas Edward Lambert, 97, of Kailua, president and entrepreneur at American Lakeside Corp., and an Army and Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Iowa. He is survived by sons Michael T., Paul T., Joseph T., Francis T., Timothy T., Daniel T. and Edward T.; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation at noon Friday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Knights of Columbus. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Xue-Hua Li

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July 15, 2012
Xue-Hua Li, 76, of Honolulu, a farmer on a family farm, died in Honolulu. She was born in Guangdong, China. She is survived by husband Ying Guang; sons Wen Guan and Ze-Men Li; and daughters Qiu, Qiu Ling and Qin Li, and Anita Truong. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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JOHN JUSTIN MEDEIROS

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JOHN JUSTIN MEDEIROS
Age 83, of Kailua, Hawaii, passed away peacfully in his sleep July 13, 2012. Born April 14, 1929 in Honolulu. Retired State Legislator for 18 years, and Realtor.
He is survived by wife, Gloria T. Medeiros; son, Dwaine Medeiros; daughters, Pamela (Jim) Steir, Cindy (Jerry) Maser; sisters, Florence Puana, Rose Fryer; 11 grand-children; 9 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sons Dwight and Damien Medeiros.
Visitation 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 7/31 at St. John Vianney, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Eulogy: 6:30 p.m. Mass: 7:00 p.m.

Ritsuko Nakagawa Moniz

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RITSUKO NAKAGAWA MONIZ
Ritsuko Nakagawa Moniz, 89, of Honolulu, a retired cashier for HGEA, passed away on June 29, 2012 at Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in North Kohala. She is survived by daughters Barbara Tomita (Alvin), Ann Suen (Randall), Linda Petersen (Craig); daughter-in-law Pam Moniz; grandchildren Paula, Charles & Melanie Moniz, Jamie Tomita, Kristin Nakasato (Davin), Reyn & Kelsy Suen, Gavin (Karen) & Malia Petersen; two great-grandchildren Breagh & Royson; sisters Dorothy Morita, Kozue Awaya, Aiko Takemoto. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert P Moniz and son, Albert P Moniz, Jr. Visitation 2 p.m., Services 3 p.m. at Holy Nativity Church in Aina Haina on Sunday, August 5. Casual attire, no flowers

Inocencio Montefalcon

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July 3, 2012
Inocencio “Monte” Montefalcon, 84, of Waianae, a Navy retiree and a carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Iba, Zambales, Philippines. He is survived by wife Esmenia, son William, daughters Vernadette Mansanas and Clarissa Montefalcon, brother Arles, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Barbara Amalia Mueller

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July 14, 2012
Barbara Amalia Mueller, 96, of Mililani, a seamstress at a manufacturing company in California, died in Mililani. She was born in St. Louis. She is survived by son Dr. Gregory, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Tatsuo Nakamura

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July 20, 2012
Tatsuo Nakamura, 85, of Anahola, Kauai, a Kauai Builders carpenter, died at home. He was born in Anahola. He is survived by sons Steve and Dayne, daughter Doreen Tanaka, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Arsenia Oasay Nicolas

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July 21, 2012
Arsenia Oasay Nicolas, 77, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired macadamia nut picker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Domingo; sons Robert, Lindbergh, Ricardo, Efren and Ceasar; daughters Gloria Salvador, Erlinda Buentipo, Maria Cabay, Marilyn Gumayagay and Lina Deguillmo; and 23 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

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ANNETTE TOSHIE OKA

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ANNETTE TOSHIE OKA
Age 55, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away June 13, 2012 in Honolulu. Born April 12, 1957 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Daughter of Kiyoko and Harry Oka.
She is survived brothers, Brian Oka, Garrick (Joann) Oka.
Private services were held.

Eugene Mario Patubo

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July 22, 2012
Eugene Mario Patubo, 59, of Kapolei, a tour bus driver, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diana L.K.; sons Edmund Ayau, Kealii Kahele, Eugene “Baba” Patubo Jr., Aifan Raed and Thomas Aipa; daughters Edlynn “Tita” Raed, Edelweiss Wilson, Dione Aipa, Diana-Gene “Kiana” and Sanoe Patubo, Jamie Ayau and Dannelle Kahele; mother Delphina; brothers David and Lino Jr.; sister Ida Kuahulu; 27 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Luncheon at noon Saturday at the Patubo residence.

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Russell Kaohu Poaipuni

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July 19, 2012
Russell Kaohu Poaipuni, 68, of Pukalani, Maui, a Goodfellow Construction heavy-equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by brothers Allen and Roland “Choge,” sister Geraldine “Kuulei” Kalawaia, and niece and caretaker Jonnalynn Lyons. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Faith Family Fellowship, formerly Rose of Sharon Church, Wailuku. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Charles Henry Rhodes

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July 22, 2012
Charles Henry Rhodes, 92, of Kihei, Maui, an advertising lithographer, died at home. He was born in Ipswich, Mass. He is survived by wife Jennie, daughter Linda Dyment, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Toyoko Saiki

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July 12, 2012
Toyoko Saiki, 94, of Eleele, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Eleele. She is survived by sons Gerald, Steven, Russell and Bert; daughter Gayle Cuizon; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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