Archive for May 12th, 2013

CAREY NOBUO AKAMINE

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CAREY NOBUO AKAMINE
63, of Waimanalo, an environmental and safety assistant at Pearl Harbor, passed away May 2, 2013 at Castle Medical Center. Survived by brothers, Glenn Akamine, Craig Akamine; sisters, Rosemary Akamine, Teri-Ann Hemmingson. Visitation 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; services at 11 a.m. Inurnment at 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers.

Eva Cabral

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May 4, 2013
Eva Cabral, 91, of Kahului, a retired Maui Beach Hotel cook, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Clayton and Damiem, daughters Sandra Cabrilla and Linda Baylosis, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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JACK GAI CHANG

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JACK GAI CHANG
Jack Gai Chang passed away quietly on February 21, just two weeks shy of his 86th birthday. He lived most of his life in Honolulu, moving to Philadelphia in 2007 with his wife Harriet to be near their son Michael, wife Sally, and granddaughters Elizabeth and Diana. He is also survived by his son Terrill (John), wife Jan, and grand- sons Eric, Nathan, and Tyler. Trained as an accountant, Jack worked in commercial real estate and property management. He was a skilled craftsman who enjoyed creating things of beauty, designing and constructing items ranging from office furniture to home furnishings, model airplanes, and fishponds stocked with koi. When he retired, he also took up ceramics and haku lei making. A memorial service will be held at Punchbowl National Cemetery on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM. For more information, contact Terrill (terrillchang@gmail.com) 206-248-7420 or Michael (michael129chang@gmail.com).

C. Bruce Ellsworth

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May 6, 2013
C. Bruce Ellsworth, 59, of Wailuku, a professional musician with Chuck Berry and other bands, died at home. He was born in Houston. He is survived by wife Dr. Melody Jayne, son Bruce, and brothers Hal and Hank. Private services. For information, call Melody Jayne at 808-446-2005. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Sharon Fusaye Fujioka

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April 20, 2013
Sharon Fusaye Fujioka, 85, of Pearl City, a Bank of Hawaii retiree, died in Pearl City. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters Sharlyn Miyahara, Fran Fujioka and Kathy Abe; brothers Harry and Alton Hirotsu; sisters Diana Herrst, Evelyn Niino and Charlotte Matsuda; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Dorothy K. Gates

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April 29, 2013
Dorothy K. Gates, 69, of Kapolei, a medical assistant, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Ronald Jr.; daughter Kanani Matautia; brothers Alan, Howard and Gilbert Young; sisters Judy Ramento and Darlene Hernandez; and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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RAYLENE “RAYE” HANEDA

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RAYLENE RAYE HANEDA 55, of Pukalani, Maui, passed away on May 2, 2013, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on July 28, 1957, in Honolulu, Oahu. Raye worked at Costco Wholesale as a receiving secretary. She is survived by her mother; Thelma Haneda; brother, Galen (Lisa) Haneda; sisters, Stacey (Darold) Imanaka, Denise (Rodney) Kim, Jody (Ray) Muramaru; 4 nieces; 4 nephews; and 1 grand-nephew. Visitation 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary (East Chapel); services 6 p.m.

Erin Anne McNally Dodds Harding

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ERIN ANNE MCNALLY DODDS HARDING
56, died at home in Honolulu on March 16, 2013. She was born in Everett, WA. Erin is survived by her hanai daughter Malia Gardella; brothers Peter and Patrick McNally and Steve Pantell; sister Sue Abbott; nephews Scot and Steven McNally and Dan, Scott and Zachary Abbott; nieces Lauren McNally and Sarah Enos; sisters-in-law Donna Yamada, Kathleen Costa and Frankie Enos. Memorial mass and private services have been held.

Fumio Honda

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May 6, 2013
Fumio Honda, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Metal Forming welder, died at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Dale H. and Brian Y.; brothers Yoshimi, Takeo and Akira; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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David K.H. Hong

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April 18, 2013
David K.H. Hong, 81, of Hilo, a retired mechanic for Curt’s Union 76 station and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Nancy, sons Randall M. and Curtis J., brother Daniel, sister Edith Kong and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Graveside urn committal services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jack Reynolds Hupp

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April 30, 2013
Jack Reynolds Hupp, 86, of Kula, Maui, retired owner of Hupp’s Highland Carnation Farm in Kula, a retail tire business employee on Oahu and a Navy veteran who served in World War II, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Bell, Calif. He is survived by son Stephen, daughters Suzanne Darr and Jeanne Garcia, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Hideto Imai

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April 8, 2013
Hideto Imai, 80, of Wahiawa, a retired welder and an Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brother Noboru, and sisters Yoshiko Fujiwara and Miyoko Hamaguchi. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Juan Cabato Cabanilla Jr.

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April 23, 2013
Juan Cabato Cabanilla Jr., 72, of Kahului, a retired operations manager for government and private contractors at the Haleakala satellite tracking observatory, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Masako; sons Juan “Johnny” and Brandon; brothers Lawrence, Randy, Nathan and Donald; sisters Lenora Carpio, Pricilla Mikell and Karen Coloma; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Nelson Keahonui Keala

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May 4, 2013
Nelson Keahonui “Chico” Keala, 55, of Waihee, Maui, a former employee at Nakamura Mortuary and Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by hanai daughters Kealohilani and Kahealani Kealoha; brothers Samuel Jr., Eugene and Dale Keala, Samson Vinuya, and Stephen Cramer; sisters Beatrice Palafox, Rosemary Calvan, Lehua Lapenia and Stephanie Legsay; stepbrother Charles Cramer; stepsisters Shanamie Morondos, Lauliuma Vargas, Charlene Melendez, Samantha Kenolio and Cheyenne Cramer; hanai brother Duane Riveira; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ethel Larita Leong

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April 29, 2013
Ethel Larita Leong, 58, of Aiea died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Christian, Valen and Jordon; brothers Bobby and Florendo Cabudol; sisters Elsa Flight, Ellen Schmidt, Edna Unciano, Ruthie Fukuhara and Florence Ner; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Sunao Mayeda

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April 29, 2013
Sunao “Sam” Mayeda, 78, of Hilo, a retired bookkeeper at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, and an Army veteran, died in Hilo. He was born in Kaiwiki, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Melvin and Clarence, and sister Masako Kadooka. No services. Private burial.

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George Masashi Mishima

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April 20, 2013
George Masashi “Ma” Mishima, 81, of Honolulu, a retired billiard parlor owner and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Edward M., daughter Karen Agbayani, sister Phyllis Hashimoto and a grandchild. Private graveside services.

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Kenneth Noboru Miyamoto

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April 20, 2013
Kenneth Noboru “Lefty” Miyamoto, 100, of Honolulu, a retired General Electric and Amfac appliance repairman, and an Army veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion Regimental Headquarters, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Brian Y., daughter Claire R. Kozaki and two grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services at noon. Inurnment: 2 p.m. May 20 at Valley of the Temples.

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Ruth Kimie Nakada

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April 26, 2013
Ruth Kimie Nakada, 93, of Honolulu, retired owner and proprietor of St. Louis Drive In, died at home. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by son Bertram K.; daughter Beverly K.; brothers Seiko, Kenneth S., Masao and Yoshiaki Shiroma; sisters Miyoko Onaga and Haruno Nogami; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Tsuneko Nakano

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April 29, 2013
Tsuneko Nakano, 97, of Honolulu, a private caregiver, died. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by brothers Jiro and Masaichi, and sisters Shizuko Takamoto and Stella T. Schott. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Hoa Thi Nguyen

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May 2, 2013
Hoa Thi Nguyen, 86, of Kailua, a homemaker, died. She was born in Quang-Binh, Vietnam. She is survived by sons Joseph, Trung, Thien, Long, Thomas and Anthony Hoang; daughters Lethu Hoang and Leha Reeves; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Services: 7 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Florence Takako Okamoto

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April 19, 2013
Florence Takako Okamoto, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimuki Dry Goods salesclerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Richard K., daughters Barbara and Frani, and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kilohana United Methodist Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Refreshments to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Kiyoshi-Stanley Oshiro

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May 3, 2013
Kiyoshi-Stanley Oshiro, 85, of Honolulu, an Army sergeant first class who served in the Korean War, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jeanne, son Kevin, and sisters Alice Kobayashi and Lillian Keone. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Church, 1617 Monte St. Mass: 10:30 a.m.

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ROBIN G. DURNIN, PH.D.

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ROBIN G. DURNIN, PH.D.
1948 – 2013 Robin Geoffrey Durnin from Long Beach, CA and resident of Kaneohe, HI passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on March 8, 2013, while visiting his son in Arcata, CA. He was sincerely devoted to his family, his students and his professional goals. He is survived by his wife Jennifer Herring, their son William Lee Durnin (Arcata, CA), sisters Janet Caroline Seiter (Long Beach) and Mary Anne Quigley, Ph.D. (Twisp-Carlton, WA), brothers Charles William Durnin, M.D. and “Shawn” John Guyton Durnin (both of Long Beach) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Mary Jane Guyton Durnin and William George Durnin, M.D. Through his life’s work as classroom teacher, coach, lifeguard, first responder and teacher educator, Robin demonstrated his deep concern for others. He was interested in meeting the educational needs of children, youth and aspiring teachers. He was most proud of his students’ accomplishments in a statewide mathematics competition called “Math Counts,” a program he coached during much of his teaching career at Kamehameha Schools. Robin graduated from Long Beach Wilson High School and Claremont Men’s College and served as a surgical nurse in the US Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Later he obtained advanced degrees in education from California State University Long Beach, Pepperdine University and Claremont Graduate School. Robin was a highly skilled athlete in water sports. In his youth he set national swim records and was recognized as “All City” and “All America” in swimming and water polo. Many sailors remember Robin as an outstanding class boat competitor who placed in local, regional and national events. He also crewed in big boat sailing regattas throughout the globe. He paddled for Waikiki Yacht Club in the masters’ division in six-man outrigger canoes and worked out with the Lanikai Canoe Club Sunrise Crew. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends in California and Hawaii. While he was a teenager, Robin sailed with his father from Long Beach to Honolulu in the Trans Pacific Yacht Race. This event impacted the rest of Robin’s life; he decided to make Hawaii his home. After discharge from the Army he enlisted in the US Coast Guard Reserves and served with the Captain of Honolulu Harbor. During his career as a professional educator, Robin impacted many young lives as a much-admired coach of the water sports he enjoyed – swimming, sailing, body surfing, water polo and paddling. He was a sailing coach at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and water polo coach and classroom teacher at Iolani School and at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate. He volunteered as an assistant to the water polo coaches at Le Jardin Academy. Robin also worked in teacher education at Claremont Graduate School, Chaminade University and University of Hawaii at Manoa. During the summers between his years of teaching and coaching, he served as a Long Beach Lifeguard for 45 years. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 15, at 4:00 pm, at Kaneohe Yacht Club, Kaneohe, HI. A celebration of life was held in California on Sunday, April 7, at 3:00 pm, at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach. Donations in memory of Robin G. Durnin may be made to one of the following organizations dedicated to promoting marine safety and sailing for young people: Hawaii Sailing Foundation, P.O. Box 1116, Honolulu, HI 96807 (808-534-7321); Friends of Long Beach Firefighters Junior Lifeguard Program, c/o Marisa Carino, 3205 Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90808 (562-570-2535); and Alamitos Bay Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program, 7201 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562-434-9955).

FLORENCE VICTORIA MC BRIDE RICHARDSON

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FLORENCE VICTORIA MC BRIDE RICHARDSON
Age 86 of Honolulu passed away on February 9, 2013 in the Nuuanu Hale. She was born on November 6, 1926 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is survived by her husband of 67 1/2 years, Ted; a son Terry and daughter-in-law Maria of Charleston, S.C.; two hanai Chinese daughters, King Ying and King Yiu of Hong Kong; a hanai Japanese daughter, Yoshiko of Japan and grand daughter Evon of Honolulu. Florence is a retired Librarian from Porter-Gaud School in Charleston where the library was named in her honor. She is a Communicant of St. Marks Anglo-Catholic Parish in Kapahulu, where a burial mass will be celebrated at 9:00 A.M., May 18th. Interment will be in the Hawai’i Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe at 11 A.M. Wednesday, May 29th. Casual Attire and No flowers please. Any donations or memorials should be made to the Altar Guild of St. Marks Church.

Bertha Kanani Hu Rivera

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April 26, 2013
Bertha Kanani Hu Rivera, 76, of Kahaluu Mauka died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Kailua-Kona. She is survived by sons Bernard Hu, Richard and Guy Rivera, and Bert Cordeiro; daughters Brenda Thomas, Bernice Jeminez, Amanda Fai-Fai, Glenda Rivera-Glaser, Gwendolyn Acasio, Anna Saxton and Tina Marie Ogoc; hanai sons Alfred Leberato, Donald Asoncion, and Herbert and Kenneth Rivera; hanai daughters Irene Luta and Carmen Silva; brothers Richardson and Delbert Smith, and Gordon Yaman; sister Adeline Lewi; 19 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Services: 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Halani Congregational Church, Kahaluu Mauka. Gathering to follow at Higashihara Park, bottom part.

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Elizabeth Enanoria Rohrer

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April 2, 2013
Elizabeth Enanoria Rohrer, 82, of Kailua, co-owner of E&V Cleaning, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael Woolsey and Jack Woodall, daughters Wanda Woolsey-Carpio and Donna Millan, and 14 grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Shoji Taketa

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April 15, 2013
Shoji Taketa, 85, of Honalo, Hawaii, an Islander Inn maintenance retiree and former employee at Parker Ranch and JM Tanaka, died at home. He was also a Hawaii Army National Guardsman and an Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He was born in Kainaliu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Charlene; sons Gregory, Mark, Andrew and Thomas; daughters Irene Adams, Shorene Akiona, Lori Ann Strolberg, Pearl Muraki and Priscilla Lovejoy; brothers Sunao and Takashi; 33 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Lanakila Congregational Church, Kainaliu. Services: 5:30 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.

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Herbert Akira Toda

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April 30, 2013
Herbert Akira Toda, 83, of Kahului, a pharmacist and owner of Pukalani Drugs, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Katherine, sons Jon and Dean, daughter Sheryl, brother Takashi and sister Toshie Nagata. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary. com.

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Florante Pascual Villanueva

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April 27, 2013
Florante Pascual Villanueva, 66, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. irrigation worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Laoag, Philippines. He is survived by daughter Florieann; brothers Bernard, Rogelio and Joey; sister Rosamilia Ramos; and a grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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