Archive for September 9th, 2012

Robinson Alcantra Agapay

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Aug. 23, 2012
Robinson Alcantra “Ruben” Agapay, 60, of Lahaina, a Sheraton Maui Hotel bellman, died in Maui MemorialMedical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Joy C.; son Rex M.; daughterMaria G.; parents Bernardino and Leonilda; brothers John, Marino and Johnny; and a grandchild. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina.Mass:7 p.m. Additional visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial:11:30 a.m. at ValleyIsle Memorial Park in Haiku, Maui. Online condolences may be sent towww.ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Eusebio Mendoza Aquino

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Aug. 31, 2012
Eusebio Mendoza Aquino, 85, of Keanae, Maui, a East Maui irrigation supervisor and self-employed taro farmer, died inMaui MemorialMedical Center. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Mercedes R., stepdaughter Mimie Ford, three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann’sChurch in Waihee, Maui. Mass: 10 a.m. Entombment:12:30 p.m. atMaui Memorial Park. Lunch to follow at the church hall. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Manuel Ayuyu Atalig

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Sept. 2, 2012
Manuel Ayuyu Atalig, 55, of Pahoa,Hawaii, a self-employed carpenter and fisherman, died at home. He was born in Rota, Mariana Islands. He is survived by daughters Leilani Moniz and Valerie, Ana-lynn and Alohalani Atalig; brothers John, Joe and David; sisters Angelina Garces and Natividad Borja; and six grandchildren. Celebration of life:10 a.m. Saturday at the family home in Hawaiian Paradise Park, 15-1359 20th and Kaloli. For more information, call 808-854-9497. Casual attire.

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Adeline Beatrice Ku’ulei Baptista

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ADELINE BEATRICE KU’ULEI BAPTISTA
Adeline Beatrice Ku’ulei (Andrews) Baptista, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, born May 18, 1929, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, 1947 graduate of the Kamehameha Schools for Girls, embraced the open arms of our Heavenly Father and everlasting life on August 15, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Manuel Ku’uipo; sons Clifford (Bonny), Stanley (Cathleen), Alvin (Patricia), Steven ( Ronicca), David (Lisa); 10 Grandchildren James Patricio, Michael Baptista, Ikaikaaliiloa Baptista, Susan-Lei Baptista , James Manuel Baptista, Tabitha Anne Baptista, Samuel Baptista, Caleb Baptista, Josiah Baptista, Keely Baptista; 6 Great Grandchildren, Kian Baptista, Kaden Baptista, Kolt Baptista, Ku’uipo Baptista-Williamson, Keoni Baptista- Kahakelii and Joshua Patricio; Special family member, Tanya Johnson; and half-sisters Frances and Rebecca Todd. Visitation: September 11, 8:30 – 9:30am, Hawaiian Memorial Park Chapel, 45-425 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, followed by Services at 9:45am and Commitment Ceremony, 11:00am, at the adjacent Hawaii State Veterans’ Cemetery.

SANTIAGO CORALES CAPINIA

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SANTIAGO CORALES CAPINIA
Age 79, of Honolulu, passed away August 25, 2012 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Born July 25, 1933 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He worked at Queen’s Medical Center for over 20 years of service.
He is survived by wife, Antonina Baptista Capinia; sons, Henry Capinia, Ferdinand (Susan) Capinia, Jayred (Chelsea) Capinia; daughters, Thelma (Santi) Baraceros, Lisa (Benjamin) Gatchalian; brother, Federico Capinia; sisters, Adoracion Antonio, Caridad Carta of Philippines; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday 9/12 at St. Philomina Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Program 10:30 a.m. Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Helena Ricanor Cardenas

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Aug. 29, 2012
Helena Ricanor Cardenas, 83, of Makakilo, a retired restaurant owner and operator, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Niulii, North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Roland, John, David and Junior; daughters Kimberly, Evelyn, Nena, Yolanda, Georgie Girl and Poke Boy; three brothers; three sisters; 22 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Florencio Herrera Esmeralda

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Aug. 26, 2012
Florencio Herrera “Larry” Esmeralda, 84, of Mililani, a retired Army Reserve veteran and civil service heavy-equipment mechanic and inspector at Schofield Barracks, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Consuelo G. “Connie”; sons Rome, Stephen and Mark; daughters Joy Yacapin and Amy Esmeralda; and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Eleanor M. Forrest

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Aug. 16, 2012
Eleanor M. Forrest, 91, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. She was born in Lockhart, S.C. She is survived by daughter Nancy ForrestHarrison, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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HENRIETTA GOUVEIA

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HENRIETTA GOUVEIA
Age 92, of Waianae, Hawaii, passed away August 22, 2012 in Kapolei. Born November 13, 1919 in Paia, Maui, Hawaii.
She is survived by sons, Walter (Piilani) Gouveia, Kenneth (Belinda) Gouveia; sister, Nettie Senarighi; 8 grandchildren; 28 great-grand-children; 2 great-great-grand-children.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Friday (September 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Helen Hamamura

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Aug. 20, 2012
HelenHamamura, 84, of Kapaa, Kauai, a GTE service representative, died in WilcoxMemorial Hospital. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Dave, Glen and Jon; daughters Emily Kurashige and April Gragas; brother Robert Tsuchiya; sisters Eleanor Sasaki, Elsie Koigawachi and Gladys Yamashiro; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Sept. 22 at All Saints Episcopal Church. Services:10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Paul Yukio Iijima

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PAUL YUKIO IIJIMA
A graveside memorial was held for Paul Yukio Iijima, age 92, who passed on June 13, 2012 in Kaneohe, Hawaii. He was a retired businessman and former owner of Laie Concrete and Aggregate Inc., a loving husband, father, brother, grand-father, and great grand-father.
Paul is survived by his wife Edith; sons Jeffrey and Meredith; daughters Carol, Linda, Sandra, Aileen; brothers Harold, Iwao, Donald; sisters Chiyoko, Rose; 14 grand-children and II great grand-children. He was preceded in death by son Preston.

Richard Seiichi Inamine

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Aug. 30, 2012
Richard Seiichi Inamine, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Community College instructor and anAir Force veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Amy, son Randy, daughter Cheryl Carvalho, brothers Wayne and Daniel, sister Gail Kuwamoto and five grandchildren. Visitation:1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Pedro del Juderias

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Aug. 28, 2012
Pedro del Juderias, 95, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a boiler operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Saturday at Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass:10 a.m. Committal services at the church cemetery to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Harlan Kinoshita

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Sept. 2, 2012
Harlan “Bumpo”Kinoshita, 79, of Mililani, an Army veteran, died in Mililani. He was born inKoloa,Kauai. He is survived by wife Joyce; son Kreighton; daughters Kolette Miller, Karleen Albeso and Kellie Anne Kinoshita; sisters Nobuko Tomomitsu, Molly Ikeda and Sally Lee; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Theresa Ann Muller Kurahara

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Sept. 5, 2012
Theresa Ann Muller Kurahara, 82, of Honolulu, a retired employee for Maui Memorial Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco, died in Lunalilo Home in Honolulu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughter Laurie E. Herrell; brothers Paul and Karl Muller; sisters MaryLouise Mauliola, Kitty Simonds, Marion Muller and Alice Worthy; and three grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass:10 a.m. Burial:2 p.m. at Maui MemorialPark Cemetery in Wailuku. Condolences may be sent to:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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ANTHONY “TONY” LEONIDA

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ANTHONY “TONY” LEONIDA
62, of Honolulu, a self employed aquarium specialist doing business as Coral Greens, died August 14, 2012 in Kuakini Medical Center. Born on November 21, 1949 in Honolulu. He attended St. Anthony’s School and graduated from Damien High School. He earned a BA Degree in Sociology from the University of Hawaii. Tony was an active member of the First Christian Church of Honolulu (Disciples of Christ), where he served as a Greeter and Elder. He was a member of the Honolulu Men’s Chorus Group and a former member of Ke Anuenue O Ke Aloha Church.
Survived by brothers, Dr. Domingo (Madalene) Leonida, M.D., Joseph (Sally) Leonida; sisters, Aurora Los Banos, Laura (Harry) Seibert, Maria (Martin) Inocelda; nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his mother and father Fernando and Fortunata Leonida and sister, Elena Leonida
Visitation at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary East Chapel; memorial services at 6 p.m. Flowers welcome. Casual attire. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

Hattie Leialoha Luke

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Aug. 16, 2012
Hattie Leialoha Luke, 88, of Hawaii, a retail clothing manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Harvey, daughter Lana, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu. Services:11 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, 45-425 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jeffrey Ernest Mareck

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Sept. 3, 2012
Jeffrey Ernest Mareck, 69, of Kaneohe, a Pacific Electro Mechanical Inc. business owner, died in Kaneohe. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by partner Ray Mariano, mother FaithKuhn and sisters Michele Ann, Anne and Faith. Scattering of ashes to be held at sea.

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CAROL JITSUE ODA

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Tribute to Carol Jitsue Oda
Carol Jitsue Oda
Age 96, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2012 in her home. Born November 10, 1915 in Honolulu. She worked with her husband as the owners of Garden House as well as at City Mill Company Ltd., as Executive Assistant to the President where she retired. She is predeceased by her son Stephen Oda and her husband Stanley, and survived by her two grandsons, Mark and Luke Oda. Visitation 3:00 pm Sunday, September 16th at Hosoi Mortuary Downtown, Service at 4:00 pm. Aloha Attire.
Carol J. Oda started working for City Mill Company, Ltd. in 1955 as an Executive Assistant to the President, David Ai, and was instrumental to the growth of the retail division, from a small idea to become the main business of City Mill, when the wholesale division closed in 1980. She worked there until 1982, retiring at the age of 67. After a day of “retirement”, she came out of retirement to work part-time for the C. K. Ai Foundation and continued until 2010, at the age of 94, when she retired again.
In addition to her work at City Mill, she and her husband started the Garden House, a fixture at Piikoi and Beretania Streets in 1947, where it flourished for 60 years. With the passing of her son, Stephen, in 2006, Mrs. Oda decided in 2007, then 91, that it was time to close the store.
On Sunday August 26, Mrs. Oda passed away quietly in her home. She will be greatly missed by current and former City Mill Team Members, along with many friends in the community.
Mrs. Oda, you will be missed. We are forever grateful for your contribution to City Mill and what we are today.
Your friends at
City Mill Company, Ltd.

CAROL JITSUE ODA

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Tribute to Carol Jitsue Oda
Carol Jitsue Oda
Age 96, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2012 in her home. Born November 10, 1915 in Honolulu. She worked with her husband as the owners of Garden House as well as at City Mill Company Ltd., as Executive Assistant to the President where she retired. She is predeceased by her son Stephen Oda and her husband Stanley, and survived by her two grandsons, Mark and Luke Oda. Visitation 3:00 pm Sunday, September 16th at Hosoi Mortuary Downtown, Service at 4:00 pm. Aloha Attire.
Carol J. Oda started working for City Mill Company, Ltd. in 1955 as an Executive Assistant to the President, David Ai, and was instrumental to the growth of the retail division, from a small idea to become the main business of City Mill, when the wholesale division closed in 1980. She worked there until 1982, retiring at the age of 67. After a day of “retirement”, she came out of retirement to work part-time for the C. K. Ai Foundation and continued until 2010, at the age of 94, when she retired again.
In addition to her work at City Mill, she and her husband started the Garden House, a fixture at Piikoi and Beretania Streets in 1947, where it flourished for 60 years. With the passing of her son, Stephen, in 2006, Mrs. Oda decided in 2007, then 91, that it was time to close the store.
On Sunday August 26, Mrs. Oda passed away quietly in her home. She will be greatly missed by current and former City Mill Team Members, along with many friends in the community.
Mrs. Oda, you will be missed. We are forever grateful for your contribution to City Mill and what we are today.
Your friends at
City Mill Company, Ltd.

LYNN KIYOMI PUAMAEOLE OKIMOTO

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LYNN KIYOMI PUAMAEOLE OKIMOTO
Passed away on August 13th in Straub Clinic and Hospital at the age of 46 surrounded by her loved ones. Born and raised in Pauoa Valley, Oahu. She was a 1984 graduate of Roosevelt High School. Lynn worked as a Billing Supervisor at Hawaii Pathologists Laboratory; previously she worked at Diagnostic Laboratory and The Queen’s Medical Center. She was a very caring, loving, and selfless sister, mother, aunty, cousin, and friend. Lynn was such a happy go lucky person very easy going always saying “no worry I get um” or “what’s the big deal?” She loved to eat, go to the beach, and shopping but most of all she loved to travel! And boy did she travel! Lynn had such a generous heart she was always helping everyone putting her own needs aside. We love and miss her so much…we will treasure our memories of her always! Lynn is survived by her son: Ikaika S.M. Okimoto brother: Wendell C.K. Okimoto, Sisters: Suzanne M.M. (Cookie) Okimoto, Wendy U.T. Okimoto and Colleen K.K. Kotani. Hanai mom Marion-Louise Machado and many nieces and nephews.
Please join us in Celebrating her life on Saturday, September 15th at Nuuanu Morturary East Chapel. Visitation at 10:00am Service to follow at 11:00am. Scattering of ashes at Waimea Bay will be done at a later date.

Carey Gay Ooka

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Aug. 29, 2012
Carey Gay Ooka, 62, of Hilo, a retired musician, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Geraldine Ooka, son Samuel K., daughter Aldine Arce, brother Jeri, sister Margo and two grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services:9:30 a.m.

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SUY SUN PHAN

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SUY SUN PHAN
Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away August 27, 2012 at her home. Born January 1, 1918 in Cambodia.
She is survived by sons, Bill (Xilian) Lai, Nghiem (Thuc Tan) Lai, Lawrance (Amy) Lai, Trung Lai, Dan (Sally) Lai, Benjamin (Crystal) Lai; daughters, Nancy (Edward) Devlin, Jennifer (Bill) Bradshaw; brother, Hy Chhay (Muy Eng) Pang; 17 grand-children; 12 great-grand-children; nieces, nephews & cousins.
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Visitation 10:00 a.m. Wednesday 9/12 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. At Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome. No monetary gifts, please.

Gerald J. Rego

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GERALD J. REGO
Of Wahiawa went home to the Lord on August 1, 2012. He passed on peacefully surrounded by his family at the age of 65.
Born and raised in Waialua, he worked at the Waialua Sugar Company for 30 years as a heavy equipment operator and ended his career at its closure in 1996 as a Harvesting Supervisor.
A loving and devoted husband, father, Papa/Pops, and loyal friend, he embraced and touched the lives of everyone he met with his brand of “Portuguese Aloha” and his kindness and generosity.
Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Barbara “Mayumi”, daughter Tezra Lee, sons Jason and Kevin Rego, grandchildren Andrew “Kekoa” Egnew and Abrielle Lee, hanai sons Walter Espiritu, Winfield Alambatin, Matthew Bull and Ryan Choy, brothers Wilfred and Clarence (Becky) Rego, sisters Aileen (Dickie) Achiu, Geraldine (Howard) Uyesugi, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on September 22, 2012 at 228 Kilea Place, Wahiawa. Casual attire.

LillianKawamura Saiki

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Aug. 20, 2012
LillianKawamura Saiki, 90, ofHilo, a retired Hawaii County Civil Defense employee, died at home. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by son Kimo, brother Kenneth Kawamura, sister Sally Heirakuji, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Services:11 a.m. Graveside committal services: 1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Old Section. Casual attire.

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Albert Mitsuo Saito

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Aug. 27, 2012
Albert Mitsuo Saito, 69, of Kaneohe, a carpenter, mechanic and Air Force veteran, died inHonolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Stuart Saito, daughters Candace Montgomery and Yoshiko Jade Carrel, brother Richard, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services:9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Elizabeth Georgina Tam Sing

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Sept. 2, 2012
Elizabeth Georgina Tam “Lisa” Sing, 50, of Pukalani, Maui, died at home. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. She is survived by sons Eric Tam Sing and Zachariah Stefanski, parents Richard and Martha Jean, brother Timothy, sisters Robin Mae Tam Sing and Kimberly Louise Coelho and companion Robert Fulton. Visitation:5 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services:7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to www. ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Alicia Ann Soares Smith

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ALICIA ANN SOARES SMITH
69 of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Aug. 12, 2012. She was born March 29, 1943 to Robert and Alyce Smith
Alicia is survived by husband Donald Smith; neices Roxy Perry of AZ. Wendy Perry Big Island, HI; nephews, Allen Perry of Kona, HI. and John Perry of Honolulu,HI.
A memorial service will be held followed by a burial service at Hawaiian Memorial Park service at 10:am and burial at 2:pm.on Tues. Sept. 18, 2012.

ELEANOR HATSUE ESKARAN STRADLING

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ELEANOR HATSUE ESKARAN STRADLING
Age 82, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away August 29, 2012 in Nevada. Born November 9, 1929 in Wahiawa, HI. A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints, and an avid geneaologist.
She is survived by husband, E. Dean Stradling of NV; sons, Robert Sterling, David H. Eskaran; daughters, Sheila Eskaran Burch, Leona Sterling Lueders, Karen Eskaran Alinsunurin; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; step-children, Dena, Walter, Lani, Laura, Douglas, Jared, and Tristen; brother, August Schrader; sisters, Flora Hun, Jennie Jex, Leilani Schrader Perreira.
Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (September 11) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints (95-1035 Meheula Pkwy., Mililani); Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Boniface Tuck Luke Foo Sum

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Sept. 5, 2012
Boniface Tuck Luke Foo Sum, 69, of Wailuku, a former construction carpenter, died in Wailuku. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by daughter Maile Haynes, brother Glenn, sisters Edyne AhSau and Becky Suzuki and three grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services:7 p.m. Graveside services:10:30 a.m. Friday at Maui MemorialPark, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuary.com.

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