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Helen Wagner Wriston

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HELEN WAGNER WRISTON
A resident of Honolulu since 1954, died peacefully at her home in Honolulu on September 22, 2012, after a long illness. She was 85. She was born December 25, 1926, in Long Island, New York, to the late Maurice F. and Clara B. Wagner and spent her childhood in and around New Haven, CT where she graduated from the Day School, now a part of Hopkins School, and attended Yale University’s School of Music, where she was a member of the Class of 1948. She was a talented pianist, but gave up a career as a pianist in favor of making a home for her family.
In addition to caring for her family and being a gracious hostess, she volunteered for many community organizations, including Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital, the Legal Auxiliary and Punahou School where she chaired the Punahou Carnival in 1972.
She is survived by her husband of over 61 years, A. James Wriston, Jr., an attorney, by her daughter, Jaimee Wriston Colbert (Donald) of Binghamton, NY, and by two sons, John David Wriston (Lisa) of Honolulu, and Jeffrey Pratt Wriston (Erin) of Vancouver, WA, nine grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. She was preceded in death by her eldest son, A. James Wriston, III.
Interment will be private, attended only by family. A memorial service for friends and family will be held at Atherton Chapel, Central Union Church on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Aloha attire is suggested. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in Helen’s memory might be made to Academy of the Pacific, 913 Alewa Drive, Honolulu 96817, from which one of her sons and three of her grandsons graduated, or to your favorite charity.

CHARLES “CHARLIE” LOPES BONILLA

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CHARLES “CHARLIE” LOPES BONILLA
Age 96, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 11, 2012 in Waipahu. Born October 21, 1915 in Paia, Maui, HI. Retired heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3.
He is survived by daughters, Conchita Townsend, Geraldine
Kunishige, Mildred N. Martin; son, Gervin L. Bonilla; grandson/ caregiver, Jonathan Mahuka; granddaughter/caregiver, Renee Thompkins; 25 grand-children; 30 great-grand-children.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (October 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m., Prayer Service 12:00 noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Myrtle Ching Yee

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Sept. 20, 2012
Myrtle Ching Yee, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Moana Surfrider employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Evan J., daughters Marsha Bruhn and Janice Edgerton, brothers Bernard and Herbert Ching, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Robert Malcolm Woodruff

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Sept. 19, 2012
Robert Malcolm Woodruff, 91, of Aiea, a retired Air Force major, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bangor, Maine. He is survived by wife Carolyn M.; sons Robert M., Frederick L. and Christopher P.; daughter Lori Ann Kirk; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Community, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Larry Max Williamson

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Sept. 24, 2012
Larry Max Williamson, 74, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Northrop Grumman computer system analyst, died in Garden Isle Health Care Hospice. He was born in Dodge City, Kan. He is survived by wife Helen, son Arlen, brothers Jack and Gene, sister Grace Lane, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Lyle Earl VanDerWerff

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Sept. 24, 2012
Lyle Earl VanDerWerff, 86, of Kailua, a U.S. Postal Service carrier and a Navy veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Ponca, Neb. He is survived by wife Sara, stepson Kevin Elliott, stepdaughter Karen Rocco, sister Norma Jean Fingarson and five grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Makoto Tanimura

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Sept. 22, 2012
Makoto “Mako” Tanimura, 94, of Honolulu, a retired federal government warehouseman and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 100th Infantry Battalion, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie, sons Gary and Mark, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Christine Mitsue Shimizu

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Sept. 24, 2012
Christine Mitsue Shimizu, 64, of Waikapu, Maui, a retired Maui Medical Group receptionist, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Robert Sr., son Robert Jr., brother Edward Tanouye and sister Gloria N. Sato. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann’s Church. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Eric Scott Shaw

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June 7, 2012
Eric Scott Shaw, 46, of Benton Harbor, Mich., formerly of Hilo, a registered nurse and Navy veteran, died in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Paola Botto; sons Ethan J.K., Zane S.K. and Joshua M.B.; daughters Elizabeth S.N. and Zoe A.L.; mother of children Susan Villwock; hanai sons David and Joshua Hunt; mother Yvonne Carvalho Shaw; stepmother Judee Cline Shaw; brothers Edwin S. III, Michael K. and Brent A. Shaw, and Roger Cline; and sisters Lisa Gaye Shaw-Moody, Diane Leilani Shaw, Robin Cline Wagner and Casey Jo Cline. Services: 3 p.m. Monday at Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St. Additional gathering: 4 p.m. at On On Chinese Restaurant. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences may be sent to Yvonne Shaw, 766 Isenberg St. No. 2, Honolulu, HI 96826. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Catharine Lori Johann Ryan

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Sept. 22, 2012
Catharine Lori Johann Ryan, 31, of Waialua, a Coast Guard lieutenant who served as an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter commander at Barbers Point and a deck officer aboard the Coast Guard cutter Rush, died at home. She was born in Bayport, N.Y. She is survived by husband Kyle, mother C. Ann Demott, father Arthur R. Johann, brothers Arthur F. and Eric, sister Heather and grandmother Constance Hoernel. Burial: 3 p.m. today at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Self-Realization Fellowship: yogananda-srf.org.

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Carolyn T. Omoto

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Aug. 5, 2012
Carolyn T. Omoto, 88, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Kenneth, son Ronald, sister Sadie Doi and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Carole Mahealani Mortensen

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Aug. 28, 2012
Carole Mahealani Mortensen, 68, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clarence Jr., Clay, Jon and Mike; daughters Carla and Connie; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at Community of Christ Church, 45-119 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Aloha attire. Call Carla at 457-5968 for service information.

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Robert Terrence Lee

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Sept. 23, 2012
Robert Terrence “Bob” Lee, 67, of Honolulu, enterpreneur and owner of Pizza Bob’s, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dieu, son Austin, daughter Noelle, mother Ida and sister Barbara. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Thursday.

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Steven Toshio Kodani

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Aug. 25, 2012
Steven Toshio Kodani, 87, of Honolulu, a retired National Mortgage & Finance Co. manager, died. He was born in Anahola, Kauai. He is survived by wife Gertrude K.; daughters Janice K. Fong, Sharon K. Maeda and Sandra K. Kodani; sister Carol Fujimoto; and five grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Wednesday.

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Samuel Hee Tong Kau

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Sept. 22, 2012
Samuel Hee Tong Kau, 72, of Honomalino, Hawaii, an organic farmer and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Lindy Pounds, son Brandan Pounds, daughters Natasha Curran and Charisse Dickens, and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the farm in Honomalino.

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Charissa Bernelle Dutro

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Sept. 17, 2012
Charissa Bernelle Dutro, 49, of Kahului died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Mitchell K. “Kelii” Kaupe and Keawe Dutro; daughters Pumehana Dutro and Michele N.K. and Marissa K.S. Kaupe; brothers Bernard K. Jr. and Henry Dutro and Kaoili Mimura; sisters Haulani Peters, Kaniniu Srattman, Mokihana Kahoohanohano, Mana Lambert and Piikea Dutro; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Condolences may be sent to 625 Waiehu Beach Road, Waiehu, HI 96793.

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Shirley Anne Dronsfield

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Sept. 25, 2012
Shirley Anne Dronsfield, 82, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired state Department of Transportation Harbors Division secretary, died at home. She was born in WaKeeney, Kan. She is survived by son William “Bill” Jr., daughters Vicki Taylor and Karen Carvalho, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3358 Waikomo Road, Koloa. Services: 2 p.m.

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John Domingues

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Sept. 3, 2012
John Domingues, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired state licensed practical nurse and an Army veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Kahana, Kauai. He is survived by sons Michael J. and David R., daughter Joni Christine, brother Benny Ebalei and sisters Amy “Imi” Abulon, Elizabeth Yamashita and Josephine “Tita” Orosco. Visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Scattering of remaining ashes at Kahana Bay at a later date. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Khareem Magdy Abdel-Rahman

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Aug. 13, 2012
Khareem Magdy Abdel-Rahman, 30, of Honolulu, a chef, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by parents Magdy and Beverly. No services.

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Helen Wagner Wriston

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HELEN WAGNER WRISTON
A resident of Honolulu since 1954, died peacefully at her home in Honolulu on September 22, 2012, after a long illness. She was 85. She was born December 25, 1926, in Long Island, New York, to the late Maurice F. and Clara B. Wagner and spent her childhood in and around New Haven, CT where she graduated from the Day School, now a part of Hopkins School, and attended Yale University’s School of Music, where she was a member of the Class of 1948. She was a talented pianist, but gave up a career as a pianist in favor of making a home for her family.
In addition to caring for her family and being a gracious hostess, she volunteered for many community organizations, including Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital, the Legal Auxiliary and Punahou School where she chaired the Punahou Carnival in 1972.
She is survived by her husband of over 61 years, A. James Wriston, Jr., an attorney, by her daughter, Jaimee Wriston Colbert (Donald) of Binghamton, NY, and by two sons, John David Wriston (Lisa) of Honolulu, and Jeffrey Pratt Wriston (Erin) of Vancouver, WA, nine grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. She was preceded in death by her eldest son, A. James Wriston, III.
Interment will be private, attended only by family. A memorial service for friends and family will be held at Atherton Chapel, Central Union Church on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Aloha attire is suggested. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in Helen’s memory might be made to Academy of the Pacific, 913 Alewa Drive, Honolulu 96817, from which one of her sons and three of her grandsons graduated, or to your favorite charity.

CHARLES “CHARLIE” LOPES BONILLA

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CHARLES “CHARLIE” LOPES BONILLA
Age 96, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 11, 2012 in Waipahu. Born October 21, 1915 in Paia, Maui, HI. Retired heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3.
He is survived by daughters, Conchita Townsend, Geraldine
Kunishige, Mildred N. Martin; son, Gervin L. Bonilla; grandson/ caregiver, Jonathan Mahuka; granddaughter/caregiver, Renee Thompkins; 25 grand-children; 30 great-grand-children.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Thursday (October 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Program 11:30 a.m., Prayer Service 12:00 noon. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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