Archive for October 24th, 2012

Antonio Pasion Agodong

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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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DEREK JOHN AHSING

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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

Benjamin U. Aquino

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Oct. 17, 2012
Benjamin U. Aquino, 87, of Hanapepe, Kauai, died. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by hanai sons James and David Burgess; hanai daughters Eloise Nagata and Daviann Kinney; brothers Elpedio, Wenceslao, Don and Dennis; and sisters Fely Begonia, Mercedes Remata, Nadia Sarmiento and Dinah Tavares. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

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PETRA “PAT” RIVERA BAUTISTA

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PETRA PAT RIVERA BAUTISTA
Age 77, of Waipahu, passed away on September 28, 2012 in Aiea. Born June 29,1935 in Lihue, Kauai. She is survived by husband, Basilio S. Bautista; daughters Valerie J. Bautista, Marie B. (Domingo Jr.) Galicinao, Patricia L. Bautista; grand- children, Landon Galicinao, Kristina Galicinao; brothers, Placido (Patricia) Rivera, Benjamin (Felochi) Rivera; sisters, Anita (Jerry) Hall, Pacita Riley. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Monday (October 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Tuesday (October 30) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); Mass 9:00 a.m. Committal Service 11:00 a.m. Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Bernard Calvo

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Oct. 16, 2012
Bernard “Sonny” Calvo, 72, of Hilo, a former state Department of Transportation groundskeeper at the 14th Coast Guard District Base, messenger for the office of Gov. Burns and Goodwill Industries of Honolulu, and a mechanic, died at home. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Priscilla J.; son Leighton; daughter Moana Faleao; brother William Alpiche; sisters Dora Caravalho, Mary Anderson, Carmen Murai and Madeline Gonsalves; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Panaewa Park, 33 Noeau St. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Nov. 3 at Hawi Sacred Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at Hawi Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Adelia Torres Caravalho

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Oct. 14, 2012
Adelia Torres Caravalho, 88, of Keauhou Mauka, Hawaii, a homemaker and coffee farmer, died at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Anthony, David and Christino; daughters Irene Frederick, Annie Paul and Adeline Silva; brother Augustine Torres; sister Dominga; 42 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Honalo. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Robert Fook On Chong

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Sept. 12, 2012
Robert Fook On Chong, 87, of Palolo Valley, an electrician, died in the Queen’s MedicalCenter. He was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He is survived by wife Gwen; sons Rodney and Ryan; daughter Roblyn; sisters Gladys Johnson, Dorothy Chong, May Brissette and June Mow; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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KAY K. DEMELLO

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KAY K. DEMELLO
Kay K. DeMello passed away on October 15, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. She died peacefully, surrounded by family. Kay was born on May 26, 1929 in Hilo, HI. The DeMello family moved to Honolulu in 1960 where Kay later worked in the Hawaii State Legislature’s house print shop for 26 years. Kay was preceded in death by her husband Eddie DeMello, an ILWU Legislative Lobbyist. She is survived by her brother Norio Watanabe, her children: Donna (Larry) Hall of Las Vegas, NV; Clayton DeMello of Kailua; Charlotte (Kevin) Murphy of Haleiwa; Debbie DeMello (Dan Judson) of Makawao; Edward DeMello Jr. of Honolulu; Kathryn (Michael) Durkin of Phoenix, AZ., 14 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren. You are invited to honor Kay with your presence on Friday November 2, 2012 at Nuuanu Memorial Park; visitation at 5:00 p.m.; services at 6:00 p.m. A celebration of her life will follow on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Iwalani Linnea Fujiyama-Tauala

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Sept. 24, 2012
Iwalani Linnea Fujiyama-Tauala, 42, of Aiea died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Marvis S. Tauala, sons Nainoa and Makana Tauala, daughters Mapuana and Piikea Tauala, mother Anna Ericksson Fujiyama, father Oliver Fujiyama, brothers Kekoa and Paul Fujiyama, and sister Luana Fujiyama. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aiea Ward. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Josiah Kapo‘ualanipau‘ole Jon Gutierrez

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Oct. 17, 2012
Josiah Kapo‘ualanipau‘ole Jon Gutierrez, infant son of Kailani and Fernando “Jr.” Gutierrez Jr. of Koloa, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is also survived by brother Isaiah; sisters Jaylin, Brianna and Zayshia; and grandparents Cedric and Sheryl Ramos, Pearl and Dennis Souza, and Carolyn “Dee” Gutierrez. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Koloa Union Church. Services: 5:30 p.m.

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CAROLE “HOLLIE” HOLDAWAY IWAMURA

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CAROLE HOLLIE HOLDAWAY IWAMURA
Born on June 8, 1934 in Provo, Utah slipped away peacefully in her sleep at home on October 19, 2012 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Hollie lived at various times in Utah, England, France, and California, but lived longest in Hawaii where she felt most at home. Hollie was a talented writer and poet. She also loved painting, crafts, dancing, old movies, travel and cruises. Hollie was always impeccably dressed, ready for all occasions. She found great joy and expressed her love in handcrafting gifts for family and friends. Hollie married Paul Tollestrup on December 11, 1954 and they later divorced. Hollie met Masami Iwamura at ballroom dancing, they fell in love, and married May 4, 1979. Hollie cherished her family and friends and she will be missed by the many people she has touched in her life. Hollie was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and found great strength in her faith. Hollie is survived by her siblings: Leo & Beth Holdaway, Lynn Holdaway, Grant & Barbara Holdaway, Mary & Tex Searle, Patricia Parsons, Ardenna Holdaway; and her children: Kristie Browning, Andree Malang (Eddie), Scott & Shawna Tollestrup; and step- children: Judy & David Fukuda, Margie & Mike Nishina, Danny Tollestrup, Jason & Jessica Tollestrup, Derek & Rachel Tollestrup; 30 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; and countless nieces & nephews.. Hollie was preceded in death by her parents Norma Sumsion Christensen and Elmer Harold Holdaway; her husband Masami Iwamura; her son David Tollestrup; her siblings Jay Elmer Holdaway, Vicky Woods, Michael Holdaway, Deon Hulsey; and her chosen brother LeRoy Holdaway. The family would like to thank Hospice Hawaii and Ho’okele for their exceptional care during her illness. A huge Mahalo to her sister, Pat Parsons, who was able to be with Hollie so much of the past year, and to other family and friends who have sacrificed so much to extend help and support. Services will be held Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Kahala Ward Chapel at 4847 Kilauea Ave, with viewing at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Provo, Utah.

Carole Iwamura

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Oct. 19, 2012
Carole “Hollie” Iwamura, 78, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at home. She was born in Lake View, Utah. She is survived by sons Scott, Danny, Jason and Derek Tollestrup; daughters Kristie Browning, Andree Sue Malang, Judy Fukuda and Margie Nishina; brothers Leo and Grant Holdaway; sisters Lynn and Ardenna Holdaway, Mary Searle, Patricia Parsons; 30 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward. Services: 11 a.m.

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Dereck Hanalei Kuewa

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Sept. 11, 2012
Dereck Hanalei Kuewa, 45, of Haleiwa, a former Stay and Sons heavy equipment operator, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by brother Jeffrey P. and sister Tawnya Shiroma. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Anthony R. Langrus

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Oct. 10, 2012
Anthony R. Langrus, 39, of Wailuku, a Parsons Construction Co. laborer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Marshall Islands. He is survived by wife Kathrine; sons Tyren, Niaro and Nearen; daughters Anna Imakita, and Miriam and Torine Langrus; and numerous brothers and sisters. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Saturday at King’s Cathedral, Family Life Center. Services: 5 p.m. Additional Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Jovita Agpoon Mangayayam

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Oct. 17, 2012
Jovita Agpoon Mangayayam, 78, of Eleele, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Winifredo, Danilo, Alex, Ricardo, Ronaldo and Romeo; daughter Gernalene Locquiao; brothers Dr. Jose and Antonio Agpoon; sisters Clarita Dispo and Virginia Cabida; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo. Mass: 10 a.m.

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Grace Sonaye Mukai

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Oct. 1, 2012
Grace Sonaye Mukai, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Sears Roebuck & Co. cashier department supervisor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Debra S. and Deanna Y., brother Walter A. Inomoto and caregiver Violeta Bernardino. Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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Yoshihisa Nishimura

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YOSHIHISA NISHIMURA Yoshihisa Nishimura (“Yoshi”), 71, died on October 18, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Yoshi always possessed the vigor to explore beyond boundaries. With his wife, he ventured to Hawaii to begin his dream. Passionate to bring beautiful music to the world, Yoshi built Mozart House that serviced and sold pianos internationally. He brought life to pianos and touched the hearts of many. Yoshi was a beloved husband of Norie, devoted father of Takae, Alan and Joyce and adored grandfather of Dylan, Keenan and Sienna. Visitation at 3:00 p.m. followed by service at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Kawaiaha’o Church, 957 Punchbowl Street.

Fiasili Fiti Paolo

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Oct. 10, 2012
Fiasili Fiti Paolo, 63, of Waianae, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Fita S.; sons Berger F., Kapeli F. and Kolani F.; daughter Ema Ale; hanai son Malesala “Marshall”Muaau; mother Tilesa Fiti; brother Kolani Brown; sisters Me Leaga, Maima Medina, Emi White and Aofia Brown; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church, Waianae. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.

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PATRICIO “PAT” PASCUA

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PATRICIO PAT PASCUA
Age 85, of Aiea, passed away on Oct. 15, 2012 at Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Butol, Santiago, Ilocus Sur, Philippines. He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, and also retired Family Housing Inspector with the Dept of the Army. Survived by wife Felicidad (Fely) Pascua; sons Ben (Vi), Edwin (Shiela) and Lawrence; daughters Nanilisa, Brenda (Eddie) Morsches and Regina (Steve Horton); brother Indalicio Pascua; and sisters Juana Escalona, Maria Avellano, and Rebecca Pizarro. 7 grand- children and 2 great-grand- children. Wake Services will be held on Monday, Oct. 29 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Chapel in Kaneohe. Viewing from 5:30 pm, service at 6:30 pm. Additional services on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Aiea. Viewing from 9:00 am; Mass at 10:30 am; Burial at 2:00 pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetary.

JOAN PECK

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JOAN PECK
Long time O’ahu North Shore resident Joan Boardman Peck died on Thursday, October 18, 2012, after a long decline following a stroke two years ago. Joan was born on January 16,1924. in Sterlington outside of Monroe, Louisiana, where she still has many loving friends. Joan graduated from Neville High School and was an alumnus of The University of Wisconsin with a degree in Engineering before marrying her handsome Air Force pilot, Fred Peck. They traveled the world together during his military career and developed deep friendships everywhere they went, but decided to return to Hawai’i, where they lived here the rest of their lives, after Fred retired from his last duty assignment at Wheeler Air Force Base in 1967. Adventurous and outgoing, she was also kind and giving. Joan led her life dedicated to the needs and support of others. She loved to travel and was always the first one to explore a new foreign neighborhood, leading the charge up a hill or splashing into the ocean, bayou or river. She loved to play golf, bridge and mahjong with friends and while she was healthy, she swam daily with her beloved dog, Carmichael, and the North Shore sea turtles. She was a gracious hostess whose doors were always open to family, friends, and civic, church and fraternal organizations. Joan was widely known and appreciated through her many social activities on the North Shore, and at one time was referred to in the North Shore News as “the ever-smiling Mrs. Peck.” She was most dedicated to the Olive United Methodist Church in Wahiawa, where she served as the Sunday School Superintendent for over 20 years. She also served as a volunteer poll worker on elections in Haleiwa for decades, and on occasion was a tutor and substitute teacher at Haleiwa and Waialua Schools. The North Shore Republican Party met on her lanai at her lovely home for many years, but this dyed-in-the-wool lifelong Republican voted for Hawai’i’s Favorite Son in her last vote cast. Joan took pride in her work with The Freedom Foundation, interviewing youth from across the State of Hawai’i and chaperoning them on annual trips to Washington, D.C. and the Liberty Bell. Joan also served in several offices of the North Shore Outdoor Circle, and took particular pride in the organization’s role in removing obstructions to the view of the ocean along Kamehameha Highway. She was a lioness in the Waialua Lions Club. She was a founding member and actively served in several offices in the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Hawai’i, and, earlier this year, she was awarded the title of “Honorary State President for Life” of the Colonial Dames XVII Century in recognition for valuable service since 1966. She was a member of the DAR, Chi Omega Alumni Association, Friends of Waialua Library, Waialua Hospital Auxiliary and the Waialua Community Center. Joan was preceded in death by her parents Clark C. and Ethel M. Boardman, husband Col. Fred R. Peck in 1999 and brother Grant C. (Buddy) Boardman (Fort Worth, Texas) in 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Peck Ray and son-in-law Scoll Ray, both of Haleiwa and New Orleans, sister-in-law Maxine Boardman (Fort Worth), niece Barbara Boardman (Salt Lake City) and her brothers Cal (Salt Lake City) and Clint (Fort Worth) and their spouses and children, and Cousins Anne Wilbur (Alaska) and Paul and Lorie La Page (Honolulu). She is survived by sister-in-law Jane Peck, niece Christie and her brothers Kevin, Aldrich, and David and their spouses and children (California) and nieces Susan Crenshaw and Leslie Farrington and their children (Florida). Services will be held on Saturday, October 27, at the Olive United Methodist Church at 108 California Street in Wahiawa with greetings beginning at 9:30 before the service at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the church.

Joan Boardman Peck

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Oct. 18, 2012
Joan Boardman Peck, 88, of the North Shore, a Sunday school teacher and superintendent, died in Haleiwa. She was born in Sterlington, La. She is survived by daughter Diane Peck Ray, hanai son Scott Ray and hanai daughter Soja Griffen. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Olive United Methodist Church, 108 California St.,Wahiawa. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Olive United Methodist Church.

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Adela De La Pena Rabago

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Oct. 7, 2012
Adela De La Pena Rabago, 83, of Ewa Beach, a retired Sheraton Moana Surfrider housekeeper, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in San Fabian, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Edmundo, Eduardo, Arthur and Modesto Jr.; daughters Nyrna and Nenita Tabil and Fe Castro; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. today at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Joseph Mila Kuaana Sr.

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Oct. 20, 2012
Joseph Mila Kuaana Sr., 77, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Fong Construction heavy equipment operator, died at home. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Christine; son Joseph M. Jr.; daughters Leti Palclei, Linda Kamai and Kehaulani Lacno; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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CECILIA CAROLINE KEALA TYLER

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CECILIA CAROLINE KEALA TYLER Age 62, of Mililani, HI, passed away on September 12, 2012 in Honolulu. Born November 8, 1949 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by husband, Russell Tyler; son, Edwin Rita of Maui; daughter, Roberta Cortez; 1 grandchild; brother, Salvador Jordano II of NV. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Saturday (October 27) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 9:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Steven Curtis Wilson

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Oct. 4, 2012
Steven Curtis Wilson, 51, of Waipahu, a drywall taper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jeremiah and Isaac; daughter Ka‘anoi‘pualeilani; brothers Ken Kahunahana and Myron, Michael and Robert Wilson; and sister Michelle Teyssier. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Calvary Chapel of Honolulu, 98-1016 Komomai Drive, Aiea. Potluck celebration:noon Saturday at 91-849 Pohakupuna Road D, Ewa Beach. Scattering of ashes:3 p.m. For more information, call Ken at 255-3536 or Kathy at 722-0065. Updated service information for an obituary published Sunday.

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