Archive for October, 2012

RICHARD MASAHARU TSUJI “DICK”

Posted On October 14th, 2012 -

RICHARD MASAHARU TSUJI DICK 89, of Honolulu, retired president of Continental Shoe Findings Co., died on August 28, 2012 at Kuakini Hospital. Preceded in death by his wife, Betty, he is survived by daughters, Julie Tsuji-Alhadeff (Rick Alhadeff), Ami Tsuji- Jones and grandson, Branden Tsuji-Jones. Private services were held.

HOOPER, JR., ROBERT F. PAUL (BOB)

Posted On October 30th, 2012 -

HOOPER, JR., ROBERT F. PAUL (BOB)
HOOPER, Jr., Robert F. Paul (Bob), aged 66, passed away on October 24, 2012, in Honolulu. Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Capt. Robert F. Hooper, Sr., USN and Anne G. (ne Hillier) Hooper. Bob graduated from Radford High School in Honolulu. At 18, he won a statewide photography contest resulting in a photo shoot with Vogue. He later attended the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA where he graduated first in his class in fashion photography. After graduation, he worked as a commercial photographer and traveled extensively, twice backpacking around the world. He later settled again in Hawaii where he worked for the federal government while continuing to pursue his photography part-time. Bob is survived by his wife Susan Alice Bender, his daughter Mara Palaez, his grand- daughter Emma Goodfield, his sister, Jean Hunt, his nephew Justin Morgan (wife Michiko) and grand nephew, John Robert (Jack) Morgan. Bob will be remembered by those who knew and loved him for his wonderful sense of humor, his knowledge of and passion for photography, and his great sense of adventure. The family would like to extend their deep gratitude to the doctors, nurses and aides at Kaiser Permanente and St. Francis Hospice for their compassionate and loving care of Bob throughout his final illness. Private memorial at a later date.

CORRINE W CHERRY (CORKY)

Posted On October 11th, 2012 -

CORRINE W CHERRY (CORKY) B – 3/4/23 D – 10/1/12 Born in Honolulu Hawaii, daughter of Benjamin O. and Blanche Canario Wist. Retired after 38 years with First Hawaiian Bank as an Assistant Vice President, (one of the first female VP’s in Hawaii). After retirement Mom took up golf and got a hole in one twice in the same week. She loved God, her Country, Golf and her family most of all. She was proud to be from Hawaii and the fact that she was born in the Territory of Hawaii before it became a state. Her ashes will be taken back to Hawaii and scattered. Predeceased by Husband Charles E. Cherry (1968). Survived by her children, Candy A. Taylor, Chip Cherry, Cappy Cherry Goodell, (David), 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. Remembrances to Daughters of Hawaii – 2913 Pali Highway – Honolulu, HI 96817.

LT. COL. RONALD ANDREW GUSTIE (RET.)

Posted On October 10th, 2012 -

LT. COL. RONALD ANDREW GUSTIE (RET.)
Ronald A. Gustie, 81, of Mililani passed away at Tripler Army Medical Center on September 10, 2012. He retired from the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel stationed at Camp H.M. Smith assigned to the Defense Logistics Agency. As a civilian he retired from the Defense Reutilization & Marketing Region of the Pacific where he served as a senior advisor to the Region Commander as the Chief of Marketing.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio he was an alter boy, sang solos in the church choir, played the accordion, performed on stage and excelled in sports. While attending Benedictine High School he played on the varsity basketball team and played on the 1948 City High School Football Championship team. As an all-star pitcher he earned a baseball scholarship to Ohio University.
While in college he married his high school sweetheart, Rita. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. His first tour of duty took them to Northern France where they began their family. This was also the start of their incredible journey around the world which led them to Hawaii.
In his early days in the islands he served the community as a football and baseball coach where he taught the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship to local youth. He became an avid golfer which required patience and discipline. These values along with the importance of integrity, honesty and humility became the foundation in which he raised his children.
His greatest accomplishment and joy was his family. He worked hard to provide for them and wanted to ensure his children were given opportunities to succeed. He took pride in being a role model and taught them to be strong and independent.
Through it all, no matter what came his way he remained a man of honor and dignity, kept a sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye. He will truly be missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Rita; sons Thomas and Timothy; daughters Lorraine and Nicole; brother Gerald (Linda) of Cleveland, Ohio; granddaughter Jennifer (Ernest Bernard Fernandez); great-granddaughter Mia and his beloved chocolate beagle, Hershey.
Services will be held on Saturday, October 13 at Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary. Visitation begins at 5:30 p.m. Committal services will take place on Monday, October 15 at Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific beginning at 1 p.m. Aloha attire.

Delphine Terrill Abbott

Posted On October 17th, 2012 -

Oct. 9, 2012
Delphine Terrill Abbott, 59, of Kailua died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jonathan Shorr; brother Francis McCabe; sisters Mary Rose Gonzales, and Florence and Elizabeth Shelton; companion Lou Migliore; and four grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 8 a.m. Saturday at Waikiki Beach, across from Waikiki Beach Marriott. Aloha attire. Loose flowers welcome.

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Kunitsugu Abe

Posted On October 13th, 2012 -

Sept. 24, 2012
Kunitsugu Abe, 84, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County equipment operator, died in Hale Anuenue. He was born in Honohina, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Randy, Dale and Kevin; daughter Joyce Sato; sisters Alice Tong and Betsy Yamada; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 3:30 p.m.

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Katherine Helekahi Abreu

Posted On October 28th, 2012 -

Oct. 19, 2012
Katherine Helekahi Abreu, 85, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Kula Sanitorium &Hospital nurse, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by husband Edward L. Sr., sons EdwardL. Jr. and Albert J., daughterWileen Crosby, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass:11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Aloha attire. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Richard James Acain

Posted On October 7th, 2012 -

Sept. 20, 2012
Richard James Acain, 68, of Makawao, Maui, a personal cook, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by brothers Edward, William, John and Anthony Acain and George DeLara; and sisters Filimena Ham, Jane Leong, Catherine Tsue, and Lucy, Sister Julia Marie and Sister Catherine Acain. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass:11 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery in Makawao, Maui. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Rely Aranda Acedera

Posted On October 31st, 2012 -

Oct. 10, 2012
Rely Aranda Acedera, 59, of Waipahu, a retired laborer with Laborers International Union of North America, Local 368, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Arsenia C., son Ray, daughter Arlene Gambol, mother Severa and brothers Alfredo and Romeo. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Hawiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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MARIA CORAZON PATELO ADREJILO

Posted On October 22nd, 2012 -

MARIA CORAZON PATELO ADREJILO Age 65, of Ewa Beach, passed away October 7, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born September 10, 1947 in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She is survived by husband, Rolando N. Adrejilo; son, Jonathan Adrejilo; daughter, Geralyn (Arthur) Agliam; brother: Felino (Maria) Patelo, Jr. of Philippines; sisters, Orfelina Sanchez of Philippines Violeta (Remy) Barela of Philippines, Ludy Patelo of Philippines; 6 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (10/25) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (10/26) at the Mortuary, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Maria Corazon Patelo Adrejilo

Posted On October 23rd, 2012 -

Oct. 7, 2012
Maria Corazon Patelo Adre≠jilo, 65, of Ewa Beach died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She is survived by husband Rolando N.; son Jonathan; daughter Geralyn Agliam; brother Felino Patelo Jr.; sisters Orfelina San≠chez, Violeta Barela and Ludy Patelo; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. Friday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Narciso Rosario Agaran

Posted On October 18th, 2012 -

Oct. 13, 2012
Narciso Rosario Agaran, 93, of Paia, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Commercial &Sugar Co. employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Mel, Roger and Ray; daughters Fely Baligad, Feliza Cabading, Juls De Lara, and Demie and Pacita Fernandez; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. Burial to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Antonio Pasion Agodong

Posted On October 19th, 2012 -

Oct. 5, 2012
Antonio Pasion Agodong, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Defense Navy pressman and an Army National Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Nancy S., brother William and sisters Clarita Bugaran and Rosemarie Suwalski. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Church, Kalihi. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Antonio Pasion Agodong

Posted On October 24th, 2012 -

Oct. 5, 2012
Antonio Pasion Agodong, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Defense Navy pressman and an Army National Guard veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Nancy S., brother William and sisters Clarita Bugaran and Rosemarie Suwalski. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Church, Kalihi. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Updated service information for an obituary published Friday.

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Elvira Torrano Agpaoa

Posted On October 15th, 2012 -

Oct. 9, 2012
Elvira Torrano Agpaoa, 65, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Phillip, daughterLynell A. Rosa, brothersMariano andJose Torrano, sistersErlinda Roque andTeresita Inocencio, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church,Honokaa. Mass:8 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow atHonokaa Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Tamino Ahn

Posted On October 2nd, 2012 -

Sept. 11, 2012
Tamino Ahn, 94, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired seamstress, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. She was born in Koloa. She is survived by brother Jenichi Shigematsu and sister Satomi Nakasone. Private services.

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DEREK JOHN AHSING

Posted On October 24th, 2012 -

DEREK JOHN AHSING
Derek John Ahsing Oct 24 marks the first anniversary of your passing. I miss you dearly, our talks and your late night visits. I think of you often. Love you, Mom

MaryAnn Aki

Posted On October 10th, 2012 -

Oct. 1, 2012
MaryAnn Aki, 93, of Anahola, Kauai, a retired Kauai Sands housekeeper, died. She was born in Moloaa, Kauai. She is survived by sons William, Alfred, Richard, Melvin and George; daughter Marian Delapenia; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at Koolau Huiia Protestant Church, Anahola. Services to follow. Interment at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Carl Whitney Lehua Low Akiu

Posted On October 1st, 2012 -

Sept. 12, 2012
Carl Whitney Lehua Low Akiu, 43, of Honolulu, a Straub Clinic &Hospital security officer, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kristi, sons Micah Moniz and Kale Akiu, daughter Ariana, mother Norma and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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Matthew K. Akiu

Posted On October 7th, 2012 -

Oct. 2, 2012
Matthew K. Akiu, 69, of Kahului, Maui, a retired golf course groundskeeper, died. He was born in Huelo, Maui. He is survived by sons Matthew Place-Kahiamoe and Fabian, Mark and Henry Kahiamoe; brother Moses Kahiamoe; sisters Daisy Sarol and MaryKalawaia; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services:7 p.m. Burial and graveside services:10:30 a.m. Friday at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Shizu S. Alber

Posted On October 25th, 2012 -

Oct. 17, 2012
Shizu S. Alber, 82, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Miyako-Jima, Okinawa. She is survived by husband Don, son Tamio and sister Tsuru. Private services.

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Cynthia W. Allencastre

Posted On October 7th, 2012 -

Sept. 30, 2012
Kahu Cynthia W. Allencastre, 76, of Lower Nahiku, Maui, a minister for Nahiku Congregational Church, died. She was born in Nahiku. She is survived by husband Arnold; sons Arnold Jr., John “Grayling”and Clayton; daughters Sarah Villanueva and Lana Ducosin; stepdaughter Kathy Nipper; sisters Caroline Tavares, Mildred Jacobson and Eltness “Lei” Wallace; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 14 at Nahiku Protestant Church. Services:10:30 a.m. Private burial to be held at a l ater date. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Lino Francis Alueta

Posted On October 12th, 2012 -

Oct. 8, 2012
Lino Francis Alueta, 78, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Tel communications technician, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Nancy M., sons Francis and Joseph, daughter Marie and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Jonathan Alvarez

Posted On October 23rd, 2012 -

Oct. 7, 2012
Jonathan “Jody” Alvarez, 65, of Kekaha, Kauai, a U.S. Postal Service carrier and an Army communications center specialist, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Rachel C.; sons Galen and Ian; mother Josephine; brothers Gilbert, Tommy, Brandon and Vincent; sisters Mary Alvarez-Manuel and Cordell Blair; and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Garden Island Mortuary. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Church, Kekaha. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Roger John Amantiad

Posted On October 27th, 2012 -

Oct. 5, 2012
Roger John “Raj” Amantiad, 54, of Wahiawa, a Longs Drugs Pearl City department manager, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Crystal L., mother Beatrice and sisters Yvonne Clark, Debbie Anthony, Paulette Akuna, Verna Amante-Helweg and Renee Elliott. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program: 11 a.m. Services: noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Donald Louis Amaral

Posted On October 28th, 2012 -

Oct. 20, 2012
Donald Louis “Don” Amaral, 82, of Pearl City, a retired plumber and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred, son Darrel L., daughters Donna L. and Brenda E., brother Clyde, sister Margaret Sullivan, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Amanda Gerardo Ambayec

Posted On October 27th, 2012 -

Oct. 8, 2012
Amanda Gerardo Ambayec, 83, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in Kapolei. She was born in Hagunoy, Bulacan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Enrico and Eliseo Jr., daughter Amaely “Amy,” 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Nov. 3 at St. Jude Catholic Church, Kapolei. Visitation to follow. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary. com.

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Gregorio Ramos Ancheta

Posted On October 21st, 2012 -

Sept. 30, 2012
Gregorio Ramos Ancheta, 85, of Ewa Beach died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sonsLuis N., Benhur N., Amor N., Joseph N. and George N.; daughters Zenaida N. and Flocerfida N. Ancheta, Teresita A. Biacan and Justina Luisa A. Aday; brother Celedonio R. Jr.; sisters Rumualda A. Dela Cruz and InucenciaMorla; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, east chapel. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church in Kalihi. Mass:10:30 a.m. Burial:noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

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NEAL BLAISDELL ANE

Posted On October 21st, 2012 -

NEAL BLAISDELL ANE
Neal Blaisdell Ane, a long-time Hawai’i football coach and teacher, grandson of former Honolulu Mayor Neal S. Blaisdell, and youngest son of the late, legendary coach Charles “Charlie” Teetai Ane Jr., passed away on Oct. 2, 2012. He was 56. Ane was born on Oct. 19, 1955, in Detroit, where his father played center for the World Champion Detroit Lions. Charlie and his wife Marilyn Blaisdell Ane shared a passion for athletics and an enduring love of Hawai’i. After the Anes returned to the islands in 1959, they enrolled Neal and his older siblings, Kale and Malia, at Punahou School. Neal was an outstanding athlete who played football, basketball and baseball for the Buff ‘n Blue. He was named ILH football defensive player of the year in 1973 and won the 1974 ILH baseball batting championship award, mirroring one his father’s early achievements. Neal graduated from Punahou School in 1974 and went on to play football at Brigham Young University-Utah. Neal most recently worked as a PE teacher and counselor at Ka Waihona o Ka Na’auao public charter school in Nanakuli. Over a 20-year career as a football coach, he worked at a number of schools, including Damien Memorial School, Kalani High School, Kula Kaiapuni O Anuenue, St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School on Maui, Radford High School and Punahou. “His unbelievable sense for football is what made him the great player and coach that he was,” said son Hoapili. “He taught his players life skills, and they all became part of his extended family.” Neal lived life with gusto, his natural ebullience lifting the spirits of those around him. An avid outdoorsman, he could often be found camping at the family home in Hau’ula or enjoying the ocean. He was a deeply loyal and compassionate friend and a devoted family man who loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. “Neal taught me to be a better kumu by teaching me patience, humility, positive spirit and perseverance,” said Malia, director of K-12 Hawaiian Studies at Punahou School. “We miss him and we love him dearly.” Added Hoapili, “He showed us how to live and love life, and how to be a great dad, grandfather, brother and friend to all.” Neal is survived by children Neal Hoapili (Chana), Marcus Keola (Noelani), James Kaha’iali’iokaiwiulaokamehameha and Samantha Kaulananapua; grandchildren Marcus Keola, Jr, Eva Mahealani Dudoit, Braylen Pu’uwaihaokila Simon and Neal Ulumaheihei Blaisdell; brother Kale and sister Malia. Services will be held Sunday, Oct. 28, with visitation from 12 – 1:45 p.m. and service and reception to follow at Thurston Memorial Chapel on the Punahou School campus.

Neal Blaisdell Ane

Posted On October 25th, 2012 -

Oct. 2, 2012
Neal Blaisdell Ane, 56, of Honolulu, a longshoreman, teacher, coach and Western Airlines Cargo employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by sons Hoapili, Keola and Kaha’i; daughter Kaulana; parents Charles T. Jr. and Marilyn B.; brother Charles T. “Kale” III; sister Carrie M.; and four grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School campus. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Charles and Marilyn Ane Endowment Fund, PunahouSchool.

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