Archive for December 12th, 2012

Paul Mendez Troche Jr.

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Nov. 10, 2012
Paul Mendez “Pops” Troche Jr., 81, of Kapolei, a retired heavy equipment operator at Hickam Air Force Base and an Army veteran, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlotte; daughters Linda Dougan and Paula M. and Noreen K. Troche; stepmother Lydia; brothers Herman, Alan, Louis and Kenneth; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Wilfred Toyoda

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Sept. 20, 2012
Wilfred “Sada” Toyoda, 92, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by daughters Nadine S. Okazawa and Debra S. Toyoda, sister Dorothea Iwanaga and a grandchild. Private services.

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Ceferino Cabradilla Toribio

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Nov. 26, 2012
Ceferino Cabradilla “Louie” Toribio, 82, of Ewa Beach, a retired room service attendant at Hilton Hawaiian Village, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Guimba, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. He is survived by wife Grace; son Lloyd J.; daughters Mary L. Cunningham and Cheryl J. Juan; sisters Gloria and Floring Calpito, and Erlinda Fines; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Pacita C. Tadeo

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Nov. 20, 2012
Pacita C. Tadeo, 84, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Lolita Moniz and Marivic Corpuz, five grandchildren and numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren in the Philippines. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel, Koloa, Kauai. Services: 7 p.m.

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Sally M. Soliven

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Nov. 14, 2012
Sally M. Soliven, 85, of Mililani, a St. Francis West retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Federico; son Ernest Dadis; daughters Connie Corpuz, Estrella Ramiscal and Corinne Valenzona; brothers Emilio, Andrew and Santiago Viloria; sisters Helen Cabrera and Aurelia Corpuz; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers.

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Margaret Elaine Sandoval

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Nov. 25, 2012
Margaret Elaine “Maga” Sandoval, 69, of Honolulu, a retired dietician at the Queen’s Medical Center, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Van Nuys, Calif. She is survived by son Jamie L., daughters Tracy L. Sandoval and Mandi L. Lucas, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Louis Gomes Henriques Rapoza

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Nov. 8, 2012
Louis Gomes Henriques Rapoza, 61, of Honolulu, a bartender and an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono;lulu. He is survived by companion Linda Carpenter, son Sean K., daughter Kapiolani, mother Violet K., brother Guy, sisters Moani Perreira and Luana Resuello, and a grandchild. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X Parish, 2821 Lowrey Ave., Manoa. Mass: 10 a.m. Reception: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Richard Torres Rafanan

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Nov. 28, 2012
Richard Torres Rafanan, 43, of Lynnwood, Wash., formerly of Wai;alua, a Waste Management driver, died. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Clarissa D.; son Christopher; daughter Chelsea A.; parents Orlando Sr. and Irene T.; brothers Larry, Orlando Jr. and Nixon; sister Genna Vance; grandparent Rustica Torres; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ewa Community Church. Services at noon. Scattering of ashes to follow at Papailoa Beach, North Shore. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Alice N. Pu‘u

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Nov. 20, 2012
Alice N. Pu‘u, 83, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons James K. Jr. and Charlie K., and daughters Puanani A. Huggins and Martha J. Noborikawa. Private services.

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David Merritt Peters

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Nov. 25, 2012
David Merritt Peters, 89, of Kailua, formerly of Wailuku, a former trustee of Queen Liliuokalani Trust and executive assistant to U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, and a retired Army colonel, died in Kai;lua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary Melekahana; sons Keven, Wade and Shane Kapaona; daughters Lauren Moriarty, Diane Peters-Nguyen and Nani Burgess; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Services: 4 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to David M. Peters Scholarship Fund at Chaminade University, Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center, Ke Alii Pauahi Foundation or Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Hoon Park

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Dec. 10, 2012
Hoon Park, 40, of Honolulu, a Tournet Hawaii operations manager, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Sohyun, parents Dae Woo and Chu Ja, and sisters Yon Ha and Jennifer Eunha. Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m.

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Asako Obara

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Nov. 15, 2012
Asako “Alice” Obara, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dennis A.; caregiver and daughter-in-law Janis; brothers Charlie, Henry and Masa Nishi;oka; sister Gladys Yamada; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Tuesday.

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Virginia L. Moniz

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Dec. 5, 2012
Virginia L. Moniz, 86, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Ernest, John and Stacy; daughter Antonia; sisters Agnes Costa and Margaret Gouveia; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Jan. 5 at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe.

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Marlene Patricia Marshall

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Nov. 21, 2012
Marlene Patricia Marshall, 75, of Honolulu, a Pier 1 Imports employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Mitchell and Mark Beeh, and Gordon Soares; daughters Kaleinani Soares and Heather Beeh; brothers Gordon and Dennis Dolinar; sister Carolyn Tobias; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwick;oahu.com.

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Kazuto Kodama

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Nov. 27, 2012
Kazuto Kodama, 91, of Hono;lulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Jane H.; sons Calvin K. and Wayne T.; brothers Kaoru, Robert and Richard; sister Lois Murakami; and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Kathleen Kahealani Kahele

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Nov. 30, 2012
Kathleen Kahealani Kahele, 49, of Hilo, an employee at multiple programs for Goodwill Industries, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by mother Sarah; brothers William K. and Jordan Kahele, and Kimo King; and sisters Germaine Kila and Harollyn Kahee. Services at noon Saturday at her residence, 144 Kaieie Place, Hilo. Additional services at noon Jan. 19 at Milolii, Kona.

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Shizuko Jakahi

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Dec. 5, 2012
Shizuko Jakahi, 96, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Robert, Lionel, Kenneth and Warren; caregiver Sharon Liu; brother Ronald Yamane; sisters Dorothy Nakano and Shirley Taguchi; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Ella Hong

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Nov. 22, 2012
Ella Hong, 96, of Mililani died in Honolulu. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Shirley Lee, brothers Larry and Raymond Yuh, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lily Y. Hatayama

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Nov. 12, 2012
Lily Y. Hatayama, 84, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Stephen and Robert; daughter Joyce Hong; brothers Edward, Herbert and Howard Kawahara; sister Betty Watanabe; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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David B. Follo

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Dec. 3, 2012
David B. Follo, 76, of Kapolei, a retired Navy master chief, died in Honolulu. He was born in Flint, Mich. He is survived by wife Fumiko and sister Sharon Robbins. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Edna Mieko Foglesong

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Dec. 7, 2012
Edna Mieko “Mie” Foglesong, 82, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Derek K., daughter Carla M. Lawson, brother Edwin Ogawa, sisters Edith Fujisake and Millie Sonoda, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Regino Flores Delos Reyes

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Nov. 18, 2012
Regino Flores Delos Reyes, also known as “Regie” and “Papa,” 100, of Wahiawa, a retired tractor operator at Schofield Barracks, died in Kapolei. He was born in Zambales, San Felipe, Philippines. He is survived by wife Herminiana P. “Hermie”; stepsons Larry and Claudio “Odiong” Tugas, and Mariano “Junior” Tugas Jr.; stepdaughter Genelita “Babe” Stewart; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Bobby Craig Keli‘i Colburn

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Dec. 5, 2012
Bobby Craig Keli‘i Colburn, also known as “Coach Colburn,” 54, of Aiea, an employee at Aloha Stadium and BEI Hawaii, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carla; sons Craig, Eli and Chad; daughter Noelani; brothers Chinnough Colburn and Tommy Ching; sisters Angie Ancheta, Bobo Whaley, Luigi Guzman, Billie Aweau and Tiare Kauhi; and six grandchildren. Visitation and celebration of life: 5:30 p.m. Saturday. For location information, call 222-9732 or 294-7501. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Sun Sik Ahn

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Nov. 28, 2012
Sun Sik Ahn, 82, of Menlo Park, Calif., a retiree from Lotus Moon Restaurant at Princess Kaiulani Hotel, died in Menlo Park. She was born in Pyongyang, Korea. She is survived by son John S., stepsons Stanley D.C. and Jonathan T.C., stepdaughters Rowena Nakamura and Edwina Yamada, a grandchild and 14 step-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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David Allan Abadilla

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Dec. 1, 2012
David Allan Abadilla, 49, of Pearl City, an Allied Machine salesman, died. He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by daughter Natasha-Noel, mother Beatrice, brothers Paul and Andrew, and sisters Carolyn Felix and Donna Johnson. Visitation: 2:30 p.m Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m.

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Bobby Craig Keli’i Colburn “Coach Colburn”

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BOBBY CRAIG KELI`I COLBURN COACH COLBURN
Bobby Craig Keli`i Colburn 54, surrounded by his family, entered into eternal peace Wednesday, December 5th , at his home in Aiea, O`ahu, Hawai`i. Celebration of Life will be held at last years “FIGHT IT CURE IT” fundraiser location on Saturday, December 15, at 5:30 p.m. For location information please call: 808-222-9732 or 808-294-7501 Born on May 7, 1958, Bobby graduated in 1976 with All Star/All State recognition in basketball and football from Aiea High School where he later shared his skills as a coach. Employed at BEI Hawaii and Aloha Stadium. His servant leadership involvement included the Great Aloha Run, HuiLanakila and Kamaha`o Canoe Club with recent participation in the 2011 Moloka`i Hoe, as the inspiration behind “Team Bobby”. A dedicated family man and loved by all. He leaves his precious memories to be cherished by his; loving wife Carla; sons, Craig (Kristin), Eli, Chad (Tiffany); daughter, Noelani (Jovan); grandchildren, Kacee, Chaddy, Koa, Champ, Caylor, Kamalani; father-in-law, Hugh Coleman. The family wishes to extend their mahalo to the St. Francis Hospice and the Pali Momi infusion staff for their support in his final days.

DAVID M. PETERS

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DAVID M. PETERS
David Merritt Peters was born August 6, 1923, in Honolulu, the oldest child of Charles Merritt Peters and Mollie Kananipauole Akana Peters. David spent his early years on Maui, with his beloved sister Ione and brother Charles. His father, a military veteran and territorial senator, was the island’s first mortician. His mother, who later owned a beauty parlor, was herself a beauty-and the disciplinarian in the family. David was student at the Kamehameha School for Boys beginning in grade 7. He returned to Maui in 1938, and graduated from Maui High School in 1941. David’s leadership, commitment and service began early. In high school, he was president of his junior and senior classes and an award-winning orator. He was the first person from Maui to be appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In 1946, David graduated from West Point with a B.S. in Engineering and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Over the next thirty years, he commanded at all tactical levels, including as an Airborne Infantry officer during the Korean War and in Vietnam as a member of the elite Special Forces and later a Battalion Commander. In Germany, he commanded a Brigade on the front lines of the Cold War. Other assignments included senior military assistant to the U.S. commander in Vietnam and the NATO commander in Europe. In his last Army assignment, David led the University of Hawai’i Army ROTC unit as Professor of Military Science. He retired as a Colonel in 1976. Among David’s military decorations are the Silver Star for gallantry in action, four Legions of Merit and three Bronze Stars (including one for valor). He graduated from the U.S. Army War College and earned an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin. While in the Army, David met and in 1953, married the former Joan Sabin. They had three children, Lauren, David, Jr., and Diane. Joan died in 1986, and David, Jr., in 1988. In 1989, David married Mary Melekahana Awai Kapaona, a Kamehameha graduate, community volunteer and successful businesswomen. David set a shining example as a loving husband, father and grandpa. After retirement from the Army, David served the people of Hawai’i for another three-plus decades. Working until 1990 as Executive Assistant to U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, David ran the Senator’s Honolulu office and helped countless constituents. In 1978, David became a Trustee of the Queen Lili’uokalani Trust, serving for 29 years, including ten as Chairman. During his tenure, the Trust expanded the number of orphaned and destitute children served, built new facilities, and solidified its strong financial base. A strong and active community leader, David helped to found Alu Like. He served on many boards, including the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Education Foundation and Hawai’i Army Museum. He was a member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I and Hale o Na Ali’i, past president of Prince Kuhi’o Hawaiian Civic Club, and a Rotarian, Scottish Rite Mason, Shriner and Elk. David’s many community awards included the Royal Order of Ke Ali’i Pauahi, Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce ‘O’o Award for Outstanding Public Service, Hawai’i Army Museum ‘Ihe Award, and designation by the Prince Kuhi’o Hawaiian Civic Club as a “Cultural Living Treasure.” During three, long and successful careers and a lifetime of service, David encouraged, helped and inspired many people. He taught us how to live and love. David is survived by his wife Mary Melekahana; daughters Lauren Kahea Moriarty (Jim), Diane Peters-Nguyen (Nhan), and Nani Burgess (Ola); sons Keven (Babs), Wade (Annette) and Shane (Mindy) Kapaona; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, Dec 14, at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Cathedral; funeral service at 4 p.m. Burial at a later date at National Cemetery of the Pacific. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the David M. Peters Scholarship Fund at Chaminade University, Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center, Ke Ali’i Pauahi Foundation or Prince Kuhi’o Hawaiian Civic Club. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Catherine Embree Harris

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CATHERINE EMBREE HARRIS
Teacher, administrator, historian, author. Born October 30, 1919 in New York, died December 1, 2012 in Honolulu. Catherine attended Punahou School and Swarthmore College. She worked in the Japanese relocation center in Poston, AZ during WWII where she met her husband, Arthur L. Harris (dec’d Sept. 2001). She subsequently published her book Dusty Exile: Looking Back at Japanese Relocation During World War II, 1999 (Mutual Publishing, Honolulu). She was an active supporter of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii and many charitable functions in Honolulu. Catherine is survived by three children: Robert B. Harris, Villa Park, CA, David L. Harris, Alexandria, VA, and McLaren L. (Susan W.) Harris, Chelmsford, MA, three grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

KAZUTO KODAMA

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KAZUTO KODAMA Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away November 27, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born August 21, 1921 in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife, Jane H. Kodama; sons, Calvin K. (Florence) Kodama, Wayne T. Kodama; brothers, Kaoru (Kazuko) Kodama, Robert Kodama (Mari), Richard (Sueko) Kodama; sister, Lois Murakami; 3 grandchildren. Private services were held.

WILFRED “SADA” TOYODA

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WILFRED SADA TOYODA Age 92, of Honolulu, passed away September 20, 2012 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born January 2, 1920 in Lahaina, Maui. Member of Joy Fellowship at Kalihi Union Church. He is survived by daughters, Nadine S. Okazawa, Debra S. Toyoda; sister, Dorothea Iwanaga of Las Vegas; granddaughter, Witney S. Toyoda. Private services were held.


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