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PATRICK “UNCLE PAT” KAMAKA CULLEN SR.

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PATRICK UNCLE PAT KAMAKA CULLEN SR.
He was born on August 25, 1931 in Lualualei, Waianae; passed away on October 26, 2012 at the age of 81 years. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 37 years, Patricia Mae KauaApuakea-o-hana. Recently preceded in death by son David Kahiwamano Kupau Cullen on October 2, 2012. He is survived by his daughters Dawn and Deborah; sons Patrick Jr. and Daniel; grandaughters Verlene Piilani Kaanoi and Tanya-Rose Kauakea Leialoha Cullen; grandson Holbron Kamaka Cullen Renken; sister Annie Lee; brother Jerry. numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends. He worked for Okada Trucking Co. as a Heavy Equipment Operator for 41 years and retired from Operating Engineers Local Union 3. Visitation 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; service 11a.m.; Burial 10 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2012 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

MIYOKO ONO

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MIYOKO ONO
Age 76, passed away at home on October 18, 2012 after living with pancreatic cancer for over two years. Miyoko was born in Tokyo, Japan on June 18, 1936 and moved to Hawaii in 1958 when she married Daniel Ono, with whom she recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. Throughout the years, Miyoko made a lot of longlasting friendships. Many of these friendships started at her various workplaces which included Furusato and Seigetsu Restaurants, Naris Cosmetics, Duty Free Shoppers and Gucci from which she retired in 1999. Miyoko was a great cook, an avid golfer, and an accomplished artist (oil painting). She and Daniel enjoyed traveling and in her later years, she was able to return to Japan several times to visit her sisters and other relatives. She will be remembered for being a thoughtful and generous friend and a wonderful and loving wife and mother. Miyoko is survived by her husband, Daniel; daughters, Grace (Robert) Ordonio and Audrie Ono; sisters Yoshie Nishimura, Sumiko Ozamoto, Misako Tani, and Kumiko Okamoto. Services will be held at 6pm on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation to begin at 5pm. Casual attire.

Verena Rainalter

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VERENA RAINALTER
Long time Kailua resident Verena Bonin Rainalter, 73, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 20, with her family at her bedside. She had waged a brave year-long fight against cancer, maintaining her characteristic cheerfulness and optimism right up to the end. Verena was born on May 12, 1939 in Berlin, Germany, and was raised in Germany and Austria. After receiving her Abitur degree, she worked in Germany, Canada and San Francisco before making her home in Kailua where she resided for almost 50 years. All who knew her admired her zest for life and reveled in her great sense of humor. A loving mother and grandmother, Verena was also active in business and community affairs. She served as Treasurer and Controller of Rainalter Holdings Limited and other related business entities for many years. Always dressed in style, during the 1980s she owned and operated a popular fashion boutique in Downtown Honolulu appropriately named “Verena”. More recently, she was in commercial real estate, managed Hula Moon in Kailua, and owned and operated Hawaii-Aloha Accommodations from the late 1990s until the time of her passing. She loved the beach, boating, hula, kiho`alu, tennis, golf, yoga, snow skiing, travel, socializing with family and friends, and taking care of her grandkids who loved hanging out with their “Oma Susse”. She was a member of the Kailua Chamber of Commerce, Halau Hula Na Puakea O Ko`olaupoko, Kailua Racquet Club, The Hula Rock Mamas, and previously, Kaneohe Yacht Club for many years. Verena is survived by daughters Monique “Nini” Maxey (Richard “Rick”) and Uta Johanna Rainalter, both of Kailua; son William “Jack” Rainalter of Denver; brother Hans-Edwin “John” Bonin of Canada; former husband U.J. “Rick” Rainalter, Jr.; grandchildren Desi, Nani, ‘Iwi Kea, Isaiah and Hudson; cousins Kay, Beatrice and Jens Flohr of Germany; long time tennis partner Lei McDiarmid and husband Flip; and her many dear friends and family members. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nursing staff at Kaiser Hospital for their exceptionally dedicated and competent care. Services will be held on Kailua Beach fronting her home at 4 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Park your car mauka of N. Kalaheo Ave. and walk to beach through the 152/156 N. Kalaheo Private Lane (look for “Verena” signs). Celebration of life to follow at 21 Kalaka Place, just a short stroll down the beach from the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Warren Daniel Beaulieu

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WARREN DANIEL BEAULIEU Age 71, of Ewa Beach, passed away October 29, 2012, in Aiea, HI. An aeronautical engineer born in OR, Warren managed the testing of several projects including the B-1 & B-2 bombers and the Joint Strike Fighter. His computer codes improved military aircraft engines and are still used today. Throughout his life, Warren brought joy to everyone he met through his quick wit and sarcasm. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia, brother John, daughters Michelle, Cynthia, and Danielle, and six grandchildren. After being remembered in a Mass in Ewa Beach, funeral services will be held at Holy Cross Mortuary in CA.

LYDIA EMMA KAHA’IPI’ILANI MILLER AMONA

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LYDIA EMMA KAHA’IPI’ILANI MILLER AMONA Lydia Amona (January 10, 1923 – October 8, 2012) of Honolulu was born to Rose Mauliola Wood (Kahui) and Fred Miller in Koloa, Kaua’i. Raised by her mother and stepfather Edward Kahui, she had 12 siblings, including Lynn Kahui Burns. On July 4, she and William Ko’omealani Amona celebrated 70 years of marriage. Their children are Mokihana Kayatani (deceased), Nalani, Bryan, Kawena Gomes, Scott, and Koa. They have 12 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren. Lydia graduated from Waimea High School where she played sports, was in the band, and was the homecoming queen. She worked as an office manager for her husband’s law practice and after retiring, served in the DOE Kupuna program sharing her Hawaiian cultural knowledge. Beloved mother and constant companion of her husband, she will be remembered for her regal grace, warmth, and quiet wit. Memorial: Fri., Nov. 9 at Kalihi Union Church 2214 N. King St, 3 pm Visitation, 4 pm Service.

MIYOKO MATSUYAMA

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MIYOKO MATSUYAMA Age 91, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away October 21, 2012 in Aiea. Born April 6, 1921 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by son, Stanley K. (Julie) Matsuyama; daughters, Jean H. Matsuyama, Carol T. Matsuyama; sisters, Teruko Haraguchi, Misao Akamine; brother, Ichio (Harue) Nouchi; 2 grandchildren. Private services were held.

Creighton Kamakaho’ohie Richards

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CREIGHTON KAMAKAHO’OHIE RICHARDS
1938-2012 Creighton (“Fuzzy”) Kamakaho’ohie Richards, 74, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born on June 19, 1938, he was the eldest son of Louis K. Richards and Carolyn Iwanaga. He married his best friend, Roberta Mapuana Aiona, 48 years ago and together they had three children, Reid, Ross and Keala. After graduating early from St. Louis College (now St. Louis High School) at age 16, Creighton earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii. From there, his professional career encompassed several different areas, finally ending in the airline industry at American Airlines. Working for the airlines allowed Fuzzy and his wife many opportunities to travel the world which made them very happy. During his spare time, Creighton loved to coach youth baseball and referee basketball. He refereed at all levels but loved high school the best because the players made it a fun sport. He was also involved in substitute teaching. He loved to teach math because it was his favorite subject and particularly to middle school students because they were so impressionable and eager to learn. The students enjoyed and respected him because he would take the time to help them understand at their level. Fuzzy is survived by his wife Roberta, two children Ross and Keala, his brother Lloyd, sisters Ann and Lyberta as well as seven grandchildren. He will be remembered in many positive ways and for how he touched the lives of those he knew. He will be revered as a proud, honorable gentleman with a mind full of knowledge and a heart full of tenderness and love. He knew how to have a good time and would want people to celebrate his life rather than mourn his death. Please come and be a part of this celebration on November 10,2012 at Mystical Rose Chapel on the slopes of Kalaipohaku at St. Louis High School. Fuzzy’s celebration of life will begin at 10 am with refreshments to follow. No flowers please . Contributions may be made to the Reid J.K. Richards Foundation, PO Box 61526, Honolulu, Hawaii 96839.

TADAYOSHI “TAD” KIYOTA

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TADAYOSHI TAD KIYOTA Age 85, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away October 16, 2012 in Honolulu. Born March 19, 1927 in Kamuela, Hawaii. A member of Grace Fellowship, Waipio Gentry. A Volunteer at Kaiser Moanalua for 10 years. Retired from the U.S. Postal Service, airport branch after 23 years. A U.S. Army veteran serving in WWII, Korea & Vietnam. He is survived by wife, Evelyn Kiyota; son, Derek Kiyota; brothers, Fumiyuki (Sadako) Kiyota, Moriyuki (Patsy) Kiyota; sisters, Betsy Nakamasu, Geri (Jake) Nakamitsu; 6 grand- children, 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (November 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No Flowers, Please.

CAROLYN MATSUYO HIRATA

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CAROLYN MATSUYO HIRATA Age 88, of Ewa Beach, passed away on September 29, 2012 in Ewa Beach. Born on April 3, 1924 in Kailua, Kona. Carolyn was a member of the Seicho No Ie Hawaii and Ewa Fujinkai. She is survived by son, Carl Hirata; daughters, Peggy (Wayne) Fujimoto, Della (Joel) Yanagida; brothers, Shoichi (Harue) Tanouye, Takeo Tanouye; 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Private Services were held.

BETTY JANSSEN KELLEY

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BETTY JANSSEN KELLEY Betty Janssen Kelley, age 89 of Modesto, California, passed away in Sacramento, California. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 30, 1923. She loved teaching elementary school and taught in many places as she traveled the world with her Air Force husband and their children. They retired in Modesto, California. She is survived by son, Gordon (Annemie), daughter, Lisa Smith (David), seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, and son Alex. Services will be held November 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Jewett Chu YickYee

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Oct. 30, 2012
Jewett Chu Yick Yee, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard civil and structural engineer and a design architect, died in Straub Clinic &Hospital.He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wai Chee, daughters ElizabethA. “Libby” and Julie M., brother Wilbur S.P. and three grandchildren. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at United Church of Christ-Judd Street. Services:11 a.m. Private burial. No flowers. Donations suggested to United Church of Christ-Judd Street or your favorite charity.

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Kamailelani C.L. Williams

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Oct. 25, 2012
Kamailelani C.L. Williams, 43, of Wailuku, a Ke Ola Mamo outreach worker as well as an employee for College Connection, YMCA Nuuanu and Maui Economic Opportunity, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion John Farias; mother Elizabeth “Ulu”; brothers Eugene, Kekoa, Keahi and Kaliihoku Williams; sisters Pili-Kaua Suarez, Pumehana andPikake Williams. Scattering of ashes:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Roundtables in Waihee, Maui. Celebration of life luncheon:11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dani’s in Wailuku Industrial.

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Ryan-Dolor Edralin Tumaneng

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Oct. 6, 2012
Ryan-Dolor Edralin Tumaneng, 77, of Las Vegas, a retired teacher, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Sarrat, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rossanny and Darren, daughter Gemma and brother Fidencio Edralin Sr. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Spencer W. Springer

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Oct. 10, 2012
Spencer W. Springer, 74, of Kailua, a retired Honolulu Police Department lieutenant, died at home.He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kealoha, son Sean, daughter Sabrina, sisters Leinaala Lancaster and Beverly Addington, and three grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services:10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire.

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Leatrice Winona Smith

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Oct. 17, 2012
Leatrice Winona Smith, 71, of Kahului, a former Christ the King Church janitor, died in Maui MemorialMedical Center. She was born in Keanae, Maui. She is survived by husband Calvin K. Smith Sr.; sons CalvinK. Jr., Charles E. and ClarkG.; daughters Kauilani L. Joao and Pukai Ann and Terrylynn K. Smith; brother Benjamin Sr.; sisters Anna M. Bagnel and Leonora H. Barclay; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Cremation to follow. No wreaths. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Harold K.Y. Shak

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Oct. 14, 2012
Harold K.Y. Shak, 92, of Aiea, a retired federal government and city electrical engineer and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Suzanne, sons Bryan and Myron, daughter Myrna Tsubota, brothers Arthur and Lawrence, and eight grandchildren.Private services.

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Segundina Ragasa Ramos

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Oct. 21, 2012
Segundina Ragasa “Dina” Ramos, 78, of Ewa Beach, a retired Hickam MilitaryHousing housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in SanMarcelino, Philippines. She is survived by husband Paul; sons Sonny and Edward; daughters Mila Myers, Shirley Ramos and Elizabeth Craig; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani MemorialPark.

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David Randal Torricer Paet

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Oct. 23, 2012
David Randal Torricer “Kawika”Paet, 52, of Kahului, a cook for Ka Hale Ake Ola Homeless Shelter, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by mother Cayetana T., brothers Bernard and Clifford C. and sister Arsinia “Arsie” Anderson. Visitation:6:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Mass:8 p.m. Additional visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services:11:30 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Maui MemorialPark.

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Tomoji Oshita

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Oct. 14, 2012
Tomoji Oshita, 91, of Waipahu, a retired Horita Construction carpenter, died in Waipahu. He was born in Papaiko, Hilo. He is survived by wife Aiko, son Robert, daughters JaneIversen and Mary Root, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Anthony T. Natividad

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Oct. 28, 2012
Anthony T. Natividad, 48, of Lahaina died in Maui MemorialMedical Center. He was born in Wahiawa.He is survived by wife Jamie U.; son Gavin Uyeda; daughters Waikaleolani and Aleia; mother Keiko; brothers Christopher and Gregory; sisters Christina Clohan and Cathleen Bailey; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life:10 a.m. Nov. 11 at Ulalena Theatre. Scattering of ashes and reception to follow at Lahaina Jodo Mission.

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Miriam Kuulei Naone

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Oct. 30, 2012
MiriamKuulei “Kupuna Naone”Naone, 75, of Waianae, a retired schoolteacher for Leihoku and Kapolei elementary schools, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Phillip C.L.; sons Joseph and Mark A.K. Whitford, ChristianW. Aona and Phillip Naone Jr.; daughters Shawna Keliinoi, Miriam K. Whitford, Hilda Kawaakoa and Marlene R. Kahoonei; 22 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 85-574 Plantation Road, Waianae. Services:10:30 a.m.

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Ronald Goro Nakasone

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Oct. 23, 2012
Ronald Goro Nakasone, 62, of Paia, Maui, a Hawthorne Pacific Corp. mechanic, died. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Elaine L.M.; parents Goro and Katherine; sons Danny Tolentino, Patrick Fujikawa and David and Seth Nakasone; daughter Brianna; and two grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services:7 p.m. Additional visitation:9 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Church in Paia. Mass:11 a.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao, Maui. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Nancy Sumiko Moritomo

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Oct. 10, 2012
Nancy SumikoMoritomo, 75, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Labor clerk, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert K.; son Alan; daughter Lori Chinen; brothers Harry “Hiro” and Wayne Matayoshi; sisters May Kinoshita, SharonTakamori, Darlene Yoshizumi and Kathy Saito; and three grandchildren. Visitation:1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Nolemana Ku‘ulei McFadden

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Oct. 28, 2012
Nolemana Ku‘ulei McFadden, 36, of Kapaa,Kauai, a Walmart cashier, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kingstree, S.C. She is survived by sons Keanuenueokalani Ellamar-McFadden, JeffreyEllamar Jr. and Seth Rapozo; parents Norman and Sheila N.; brothers Tracy, Dominique and Kevin Gonsalves and John-Luke McFadden; and sisters Sarah G. London and LaTishaMcFadden-Nathan. Celebration of life:6 p.m. Tuesday at Kapaa Assembly of God.

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Chiu Chun Lee

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Oct. 27, 2012
Chiu Chun Lee, 87, of Honolulu, a seamstress, died in Hale Pulama Mau, Kuakini Nursing Home. She was born in Zhong Shan, China. She is survived by daughters Frances Takemoto and Zaida Chang, sister Siukwan Pang, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation:11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Taoist services to be held. Burial:2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Online condolences:www.BorthwickOahu.com.

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Vicenta Hanalei Lapera

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Oct. 11, 2012
Vicenta Hanalei Lapera, 86, of Ewa Beach, a Leahi Hospital registered nurse, died at home. She was born in South Kona, Hookena, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Manuel; sons David and Albert; daughters Paulette Hernandez, Lorna Severns and Cheryl Burnett; sister Emily Chun; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:10 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.Flowers welcome. Online condolences:www.BorthwickOahu.com.

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Susumu Kunishige

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Oct. 14, 2012
Susumu Kunishige, 93, of Honolulu, a retired S. Kunishige Tile Contractor owner/mason and an Army veteran who served in 100th Infantry Battalion, Company A, died. He was born in Laupahoehoe, N.Hilo. He is survived by wife Ruth, son Alvin, daughters Corinne Hamano and Cynthia Kunishige, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire.No flowers.

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MargeryMay Jackson

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Oct. 25, 2012
Margery May Jackson, 97, of Mililani died. She was born in Canada. She is survived by sons Hugh, Thomas, Joseph, David, Jim and John; and daughters Janice Higgins, Marney Cherry, Sally Hastings, Kathy Jackson and Susan Uwekoolani. Services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Presbyterian Church, 95-410 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani, HI 96789. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Sullivan Family Hospice Center, www.stfrancishawaii.org.

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William R. Grubbs

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Oct. 29, 2012
William R. Grubbs, 85, of Wailuku, formerly of Huntington Beach, Calif., a Navy veteran who served in World War II and owned and operated an insurance agency in Downey, Calif., died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Susan, daughter Laura Montierth and two grandchildren. Private services.In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kihei Canoe Club, P.O. Box 1131, Kihei, Hawaii 96753. Condolences may be sent to www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Judy Yoshie Fukushima

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Sept. 27, 2012
Judy Yoshie Fukushima, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Fuku’s Interiors vice president, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Eric, Allen and Karl; daughter JanZingaro; sister Momoe Miyasaki; and two grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire.

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