Archive for December 16th, 2012

Melchor Baltazar Agustin

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Nov. 24, 2012
Melchor Baltazar Agustin, 67, of Ewa Beach died in the Philippines. He was born in Malacin, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Erlinda J.; daughters Carmelita Oria, Lorelee Padilla, Rowena Agarpao and Geraldine Valencia; brother Aurelio Ancheta; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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James Kaneikawaiula Akana

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Dec. 4, 2012
James Kaneikawaiula Akana, 83, of Honolulu, a state Department of Transportation employee and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence; sons James. T., Albert and Donald; daughter Irene Kobayashi; sisters Rosemarie Spencer, Judy Nakamura and Josephine Miller; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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ANTONIO B. BAUTISTA

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ANTONIO B. BAUTISTA Age 85, of Honolulu, passed away December 3, 2012 at his home. Born September 19, 1927 in Waialua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Maria Bautista; sons, Larry P. Bautista; daughters, Terry B. (Adrian) Oliberos, Mary Ann B. (Michael) Kurose, Annabelle P. Bautista; 7 grandchildren. Private services were held.

Francis N. Cambra

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Dec. 7, 2012
Francis N. Cambra, 87, of Kailua, a retired aircraft maintenance supervisor at Hickam Air Force Base and an Army private first class who served in World War II, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Mildred Amaral-Cambra; daughters Francine Russell-Grimes, Wendy Cambra and Tammie Apt; sister Terry Kibbie; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church, Kailua. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Kupono Josias Ching

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Nov. 20, 2012
Kupono Josias Ching, infant son of Jonathan and Joanne of Pearl City, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brothers Shayden and Kahiau; and grandparents Loretta Ching, William and Yolanda Congdon, and Fred and Mei Okamura. Private services.

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Jopelo Theophilo Ermitano

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Dec. 5, 2012
Jopelo Theophilo Ermitano, 91, of Hilo, a retired heavy-equipment operator, former maintenance worker at the former Hilo Medical Group and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Keith and Glennon; daughters Claudia Pine, Jo-Nell “Gigi” Palacio, Gaile Prugh, Pam Kahakua and Sharon Fontes; hanai daughter Alicia Rodriguez; 27 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Shirley Juliette Fernandez

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Dec. 2, 2012
Shirley Juliette Fernandez, 77, of Las Vegas, a sales associate, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Douglas W., daughters Celeste M. Fernandez and Deborah A. Fernandez Fiori, brother Richard “Dickie” Heartherly, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Clarence Masao Fujitani

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Dec. 4, 2012
Clarence Masao Fujitani, 81, of Wailuku, a retiree from Maui County Office of Human Concerns, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Constance T., sons Jay and Riki, brothers Donald and Herbert, sister Katsue Shishido and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Carl Alexander Heoulumanawaokalani Hanohano

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Nov. 24, 2012
Carl Alexander Heoulumanawaokalani Hanohano, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Pan American World Airways ramp manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Carlette Luka and Carlene Bautista; sisters Maude Nakila, Esther Lum and Stella Judd; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

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Taani Vakautakakala Hiliau

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Dec. 1, 2012
Taani Vakautakakala Hiliau, 26, of Kahului died on Lanai. He was born in Wailuku. Visitation: 4 to 10 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. All-night vigil to follow until 9 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 10 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Pauwela, Maui. Updated information for an obituary published Dec. 9.

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Frieda Masae Honda

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Dec. 4, 2012
Frieda Masae Honda, 69, of Honolulu, a retired secretary with the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Horace H., son Chris, daughter Jennifer Hartman, brother Roy Okimoto, sister Judy Nakamura and four grand- children. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Chiyono Ichikawa

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Dec. 6, 2012
Chiyono Ichikawa, 92, of Haiku, Maui, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Dennis, sisters Masaye “Vivian” Saikami and Namie “Eleanor” Masuda, brothers Mitsuro “Kam” and Minoru “Pancho” Owara, and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Mae Sayoko Ida

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Dec. 9, 2012
Mae Sayoko Ida, 79, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired Hawaiian Tel business representative, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jerome, Damon and Dean Furukawa; brother Gilbert Takaoka; sisters Elaine Chong and Dolly Jane Nomura; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Abraham Kawaakoa III

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Nov. 29, 2012
Abraham Kawaakoa III, 52, of Wailuku, a cleaning industry laborer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Robin E. Vierra; son Llewellyn Vierra Jr.; daughters Diana and Shayna Vierra, and Christina Ramos; brothers Gary and Samuel; sisters Deborah Naleieha, Lynn Piimauna, Trudiann Kuailani and Pamela Nakooka; and nine grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Family Fellowship (Old Rose of Sharon Church), 420 N. Wakea Ave., Kahului. Refreshments to follow. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes to be held at a later date at River Mount, Pakukalo, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Miliana Jible

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Dec. 4, 2012
Miliana Jible, 49, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Ebon, Marshall Islands. She is survived by husband Jible Labija; sons Andanny Jible and Tarry Limkadre; daughters Maun Uraia, and Diana and Hosina Jible; mother Anban Libokmeto; brothers Milton, Hunson, Josea, Menajet and Gary Libokmeto; sisters Nosie Minor, Luis Erakrik, Cathlina Debrum and Malan Limkadre; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation at noon Thursday at King’s Chapel, 5740 Kalanianaole Highway. Services: 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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Michael John Daraban Jr.

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Dec. 4, 2012
Michael John Daraban Jr., 38, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He is survived by daughter Briell Daraban-McEnroe, mother Charlene, brothers Chris and Matthew, and sisters Malia Daraban and Maurica Daniel. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1403A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11:30 am. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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David Hanohano Kalohi Jr.

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Dec. 11, 2012
David Hanohano Kalohi Jr., 59, of Waimanalo, a retired city equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Marcus Starkey, and David III and Kaulana Kalohi; daughters Rhonda Manufekai, Desiree Hee, Robin Kama and Lahela Arroyo; brothers Baldwin “Blue” Makua, Jacob and Wendell Kekumu, and Joseph “Sepa” Napoleon; sisters Leilani Nasau, Eva Malaki and Kuulei Ruiz; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Scattering of ashes and celebration of life: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Aloha attire and surf shorts. Flowers welcome.

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FREDERICK “FRED” SATORU KIMURA

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FREDERICK FRED SATORU KIMURA Age 84, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away November 10, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born May 24, 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A member of the First Baptist Church of Wahiawa. Retired from the Civil Service as Chief of the U.S. Army Communications System Agency. Also retired as a lieutenant colonel with the Hawaii Air National Guard. He is survived by spouse, Masako Kimura; sons, Ken Kimura, Steve (Cris) Kimura; sister, Nancy Harada; 4 grand- children. Private services were held.

Marion R. Lopes

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Dec. 11, 2012
Marion R. Lopes, 73, of Wailuku, a retired Kamaole Beach Club office manager, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Clarence L., daughters Charlene Peacock and Karen Tanaka, sisters Catherine Lopes and Lorraine Perreira, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymort-uaries.com.

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Thomas S. Nakashige

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Nov. 6, 2012
Thomas S. Nakashige, 87, of Honolulu, a retired park caretaker for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services.

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Abner Lepen Nunes

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Nov. 26, 2012
Abner Lepen Nunes, 60, of Ewa Beach, a city landscaper, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ranceford K.; daughters Marshalynn, Raynette and Charde; brothers Bulla Lepen, Domingo Jr., Randall and George Rio, Richard Murton, Charles Newman, Franklin Borling, Pete James, and Richard Garcia; sisters Marjorie Bixby, Martha Kamaka, Madeline Agualo, Susan Jeremiah, Anita Seal and Esther Pila; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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BARBARA “BARBIE PARIS,

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BARBARA BARBIE PARIS,
Celebration of Life. Tapped her way to heaven on December 1st 2012 at St. Francis Hospice West at the young age of 84. She was born in San Francisco, CA on December 28, 1927. She is survived by her Husband Robert Paris, Sons Jack Martinez and his wife Nancy, Tom Martinez and his wife Sue, Donald Martinez and by her Daughters Eileen Breedlove and husband Darrell, and Tanya McDuguld. She is also survived by 12 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren. Barbara better well known as “Barbie” was retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and while at the Shipyard served as President for Federal Managers Association Chapter 19. After her retirement, she volunteered and served as Coordinator, Tap Dancer and Singer for “The Steptaculars”. She also spent time serving as an Adjudicator for the Hawaii Theatre Council and their Po’okela Awards. On Friday December 28th a “Celebration of Life” will be held at the Elks Club in Waikiki from 5pm to 9pm for her family and friends to share the joy and love that Barbie shared with us. Aloha Attire Please.

CAROL ANN GOODWIN PAYNE

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CAROL ANN GOODWIN PAYNE
Age 62, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 3, 2012 in Ewa. Born November 20, 1950 in El Dorado, Arkansas. Carol was retired from Department of Public Safety, Health Care Services Division, RPNIV (registered practical nurse IV)/ She is survived by companion & caregiver, Roger Ah Tou; daughter, Cori Payne Gonzalez of St. Paul, MN; son, Rusty Lee Payne; mother & father, Vera & Raul Torres of IL; brothers, Larry Goodwin, Gary Goodwin; grandchildren, Chae, Jonathan, Joshua, Bronson, & Aza; great- grandson, Jonathan. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Sunday (December 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Tomaokuino Petelo

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Dec. 7, 2012
Tomaokuino Petelo, 51, of Waipahu, a Hawaii Coffee Co. supervisor, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Futiga, American Samoa. He is survived by brothers Masimino and Leatutui Petelo, and Nikolao Lafaele; and sister Akenese P. Iosefo. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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GRACE A. PICKETT

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GRACE A. PICKETT
88, of Owensboro, KY passed away 15 October at home with her husband, Ed, at her side. She was born in Three Rivers, Massachusetts to the late William N. and Eva Riopelle Archambault. Grace met and married the love of her life, Colonel (Ret) Ed Pickett in 1944. They traveled the world with their eight children during his military career. Always creative, she designed and sewed, crocheted or knitted clothes as well as elegant hats for her family and friends. One of her favorite hobbies was entering contests. Grace won many prizes by being a contestant on shows such as Queen for a Day, Let’s Make a Deal, Art Linkletter’s House Party. She wrote and published an article on how to try out and be chosen for TV game shows. Venturing out of her comfort zone, Grace earned her pilot’s license while Ed was in Viet Nam. Their last assignment was Hawaii, where they retired and lived for over 25 years. At their Pupukea home she had a kiln where she did ceramics and marketed her creations to local furniture stores. Later they moved to the Hilton Lagoon Apartments and she could be seen daily swimming laps from the Hilton to Ft. DeRussy. Grace was involved with the Sweet Adelines and Honolulu Chorale. Grace and Ed moved back to the mainland in 1995 but her heart was always in Hawaii. Grace was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, LTC David Pickett, SSGT Edward Pickett Jr., daughter Kristin Foulke, son-in-law, William DeCoursey, grandson, David DeCoursey and brothers, Bernard Gay and William E. Archambault. In addition to her husband, Ed, she is survived by daughters, Rosemary DeCoursey, Anne Marie Pickett, Ellen Rajewski, Karen DeSosa, son, Robert Pickett; daughters-in-law LTC (Ret) Rosemary Griggs and Tina Pickett; brother Raymond Archambault; sister, Lillian Farkas, sisters-in-law Lorraine and Donna Archambault. Online condolences to epickett hawaii@gmail.com.

Benjamin Isaia Purdy

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Dec. 3, 2012
Benjamin Isaia Purdy, 82, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Maui Country Club food manager and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by brothers Robert and Palmer; and sisters Beatrice Kaiaokamalie, Bernice Higa-Wirtl and Harriet Fukuoka. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kaahumanu Church, Wailuku. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Yolanda Leialoha Sanchez

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YOLANDA LEIALOHA SANCHEZ
age 62, of Salt Lake (Aliamanu), passed away peacefully on December 9, 2012 surrounded with her husband of 37 years and her two sons at her bedside. She is an Alumni of Aiea High School, Class of 1968 and also two years Leeward Community College with an Associate’s Degree. She was a retired Customer Service Representative II with First Hawaiian Bank, in Mapunapuna for 35 years. With her husband and best friend for 40 years they made a lifetime of memories that will be inbedded forever. Traveling abroad, family outings (which included fishing, camping, and all other memorable things), time cannot measure the memories that she has given to us. Although she has passed her spirit will remain in our hearts and lives forever. Until we meet again, A hui hou my loving wife and best friend. Yolanda was a loving wife and mother who will be deeply missed. She met many people in her life; whether it was on a personal or professional basis. She was a great listener and a true friend. She is survived by husband, Edward G. Sanchez; sons, Jory E. (Lesley) Sanchez and Justin V.K. Sanchez (Shanese Kaneshiro); granddaughters, Shantel I.M. Sanchez and Chloe L.Y. Sanchez; mother, Cecilia L. (Theodore) Teixeira; sisters, Luana R. Stafford, Yvonne L. Gasper and Lucianne K. (Robert) Lagapa; brother, John A. Gasper; many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunties, cousins, brothers-in -law, sisters-in-law, grand- nieces and grandnephews. Celebration of life service 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 24, 2012 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; visitation from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

Yolanda Leialoha Sanchez

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YOLANDA LEIALOHA SANCHEZ age 62, of Salt Lake (Aliamanu), passed away peacefully on December 9, 2012 surrounded with her husband of 37 years and her two sons at her bedside. She is an Alumni of Aiea High School, Class of 1968 and also two years Leeward Community College with an Associate’s Degree. She was a retired Customer Service Representative II with First Hawaiian Bank, in Mapunapuna for 35 years. With her husband and best friend for 40 years they made a lifetime of memories that will be inbedded forever. Traveling abroad, family outings (which included fishing, camping, and all other memorable things), time cannot measure the memories that she has given to us. Although she has passed her spirit will remain in our hearts and lives forever. Until we meet again, A hui hou my loving wife and best friend. Yolanda was a loving wife and mother who will be deeply missed. She met many people in her life; whether it was on a personal or professional basis. She was a great listener and a true friend. She is survived by husband, Edward G. Sanchez; sons, Jory E. (Lesley) Sanchez and Justin V.K. Sanchez (Shanese Kaneshiro); granddaughters, Shantel I.M. Sanchez and Chloe L.Y. Sanchez; mother, Cecilia L. (Theodore) Teixeira; sisters, Luana R. Stafford, Yvonne L. Gasper and Lucianne K. (Robert) Lagapa; brother, John A. Gasper; many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunties, cousins, brothers-in -law, sisters-in-law, grand- nieces and grandnephews. Celebration of life service 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 24, 2012 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; visitation from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. Aloha attire.

Mary Jane Santiago

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Nov. 24, 2012
Mary Jane Santiago, 64, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Health paramedical assistant, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Julia Kennedy; brothers Orlino, Benjamin and Roy Rabanal, and Glyn Ani; and sisters Lorraine Welch and Juanita Ani Irvine. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hauula Beach Park Pavilion. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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GEORGE L. SHEPARD

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GEORGE L. SHEPARD Age 80, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away December 7, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born June 30, 1932 in Gully, MN. Air Force retired, former commander of the American Legion Post, 1976. He is survived by sons, Stewart (Debby) Shepard of Apple Valley, MN, Richard (Ruthie) Shepard of Baxter, MN, Peggy Shepard of Eagan, MN; brother, William (Beverly) Shepard of Wyoming, MN; special friend, Gloria Lazo; 5 grandchildren. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. Thursday (December 20) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.


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