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LOIS ABRAMS

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LOIS ABRAMS 85,
LONG-TIME OAHU REALTOR AND HONOLULU CIVIC FIGURE, PASSES Adopted Hawaiian; Wife of Developer Arnold “Arnie” Abrams Lois Jean Pfaff Abrams, long-time Oahu realtor, civic figure, and adopted Hawaiian who lived in Honolulu for 45 years, passed away on Monday evening, May 13th, at Queens Medical Center, in Honolulu. She died of conditions related to a brain blood clot for which she had surgery on April 21st, according to her only child, Eve Abrams, of Vancouver, B.C. Lois was 85 years old. Lois was a fixture in the Oahu realty industry, retiring in 2010 from nearly four decades of work as a residential real estate specialist, most recently with East Oahu Realty. She earned her broker’s license in 1973, and received many awards over the years for her sales expertise and for her tireless customer service. Lois moved to Honolulu in 1968 with her husband of 57 years, Arnold “Arnie” Abrams, a retired Air Force pilot serving with Pacific Command as a GS-14 Electronic Warfare Officer for Admiral McCain (John McCain’s father), Commander in Chief Pacific. When Arnie left Civil Service, the couple set about making Hawaii their permanent home, with Arnie developing numerous commercial real estate projects in the islands, and Lois eventually earning her residential real estate license. During this time, she and Arnie designed and built their residence, a modern split-level home in Koko Head, with a stunning view of Diamond Head and Maunalua Bay. A statuesque blonde, Lois, or “Lolo” as she was affectionately called, was almost never without her beloved “Ace,” Arnie, as they cut a dashing image across Honolulu and environs, often dining at Roy’s Hawaii Kai, Michel’s and other institutions of the city. Whether Hawaii restaurateurs, including Roy Yamaguchi, or local businesses, including Mountain Apple Records, there were few professionals in Oahu who did not know Lois. Her active political involvement and lust for life were renowned. Born in New York City in 1928, the third child of Frederic and Lydia Pfaff, Lois grew up in Great Neck, Long Island, where she graduated from Great Neck High School, and lived in the Kensington section of the tony New York suburb. She attended Bennington College, in Vermont, for two years, studying theater during the heyday of the prestigious college’s intellectual period. Her roommate was the renowned American abstract expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler, and her professors included Shirley Jackson, W. H. Auden, Peter Drucker, and Martha Graham. After leaving Bennington, Lois studied for a year in post-war Paris. She returned to the U.S. in 1947, where she worked at the United Nations, and later spent time in Hollywood as a model. Lois met Arnie while he was an active Air Force fighter pilot, and during the early years of their marriage they were stationed at Air Force bases in the Western U.S., eventually settling in the Bay Area. Lois, who lived most of her life in Honolulu, was a confirmed Kama’aina, even though, as a young woman, she had promised the members of her fourth-generation New York family that she would “never live more than 50 miles outside of New York City.” She is survived by, in addition to her husband and daughter, a granddaughter, Tess McKenna, and grandson, Kieran McKenna, both of Vancouver, B.C. Her ashes were scattered across Maunalua Bay on May 19, 2013.

Perfecta Faye Antolin

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April 24, 2013
Perfecta Faye Antolin, 80, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Godfrey, Herbert, Patrick and Jeffrey; daughter Diolinda Mira; brother Tony Fernandez; sisters Mary Sedeno, Francis Acia and Jennie Marshal; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. May 28 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Lori Miyoko Suyeoka Chong

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March 10, 2013
Lori Miyoko Suyeoka Chong, of Kailua, a YWCA pool office clerk, died in Kailua. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Irey and Jerell, daughters Kalynn Chong and J’Ann Choy, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Louis Leong Chun

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May 4, 2013
Louis Leong Chun, 92, of Honolulu, a retired salesman and actor for “Magnum, P.I.” and local commercials, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruth P.; son Alvin; daughters Vera Clauder, Sharon D. Smith and Alexa Tim; brothers Edward and Walter; sisters Goldie Siu and June Chu; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Louis Alumni Clubhouse. Services: 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii.

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Ernest Garcia

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May 7, 2013
Ernest Garcia, 85, of Kailua, a jet engine mechanic and an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Edward and Ricky Kaleohano, and Gregory Garcia; daughters Tania Cachola and Nanette Kaiwi; brothers Leslie and Bernard; sisters Lydia and Vivian; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waikalua Beach Park. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

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Pamela Sue Gorman

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May 7, 2013
Pamela Sue “Pam” Gorman, 25, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a Merriman’s Restaurant waitress, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Sonora, Calif. She is survived by companion Jason Afaga, son Wrigley Afaga, daughters Makenzie and Ailee Afaga, father John, mother Ann Marie Bicchinella and brothers John and Kyle. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Scared Heart Catholic Church, Hawi. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Michie Hayashida

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April 24, 2013
Michie Hayashida, 92, of Hilo, a Naniloa Gift Shop salesclerk, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Janet Badua and Doreen Tanihiro; stepson George; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Earl Edward Willett Jr.

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April 20, 2013
Earl Edward “Baba” Willett Jr., 30, of Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Kehaulani Rodrigues; father Earl Sr.; stepfather Harold Silva; brothers Harold Silva Jr. and Earl Boy, David and Kingsley Willett; sisters Rose Nactor, Loretta Lopes, Cherylyn Puga, Joslyn Silva, Sheylyn Botelho, Mapuana Victorino and Francesca and Laylene Willett; and grandparents Charles and Marilyn. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Daryl Collins Kahahane

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May 11, 2013
Daryl Collins Kahahane, 63, of Lahaina died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Patty, daughters Ariel and Ciara, mother Winona A., brother Shayne and sisters Wanda Prepose and Donna Gomes. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Church. Scattering of ashes to follow at Hanakaoo Beach Park. No wreaths. Loose flowers welcome. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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JoAnn Piilani Kahee

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May 6, 2013
JoAnn Piilani Kahee, 54, of Lahaina, a hotel front desk clerk, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in California. She is survived by daughter Jennifer K. Gomez, parents Joseph H. III and Kikue, brother Joseph H. IV and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kalanianaole Hall, Molokai. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Jeffrey Clay Knope

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May 12, 2013
Jeffrey Clay Knope, 69, of Kapaa, Kauai, a self-employed architect, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tanya, son Matthew, daughter Carrie Riley, brothers Jim and John, sister Lynn and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Tunnels Beach.

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Willys Keolaokalani Kuoha

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April 30, 2013
Willys Keolaokalani Kuoha, 64, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii employee and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ryan; daughter Dawn Tong; brothers James, Chester and Dean; sisters Georgina and Gayle Kuoha, and Grace Aleka; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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Laloulu-Saina Faalo Kolose Laloulu

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April 18, 2013
High Talking Chief Laloulu-Saina Faalo Kolose Laloulu, 78, of Waipahu, a retired truck driver for Hawaii Transfer Co. and Manpower American Samoa, and human resources office employee for the American Samoa government, died in Aiea. He was born in Se’etaga, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Annie; sons Sofala and Simon; daughters Milaneta Kaio, Lilieni Lulu, Lotomua Samoa and Aliimau Leota; brothers Fa’ataape and Iapani; sisters Fonofono Siliga and Pago Tevesini; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaii First Samoan Assembly of God. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Gilbert Lopez

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May 5, 2013
Gilbert Lopez, 79, of Waianae, a federal Department of Defense foreman, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Erma N. Private services.

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Jose Rafael Manandic

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May 7, 2013
Jose Rafael Manandic, 64, of Waipahu, a Times Super Market Waipahu security guard and an Air Force veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Jose F. and sister Mercedes P. Stiles. Private services.

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Kazuo Maruyama

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May 12, 2013
Kazuo Maruyama, 90, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired vegetable farmer and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company K, died at home. He was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Fusae, sons Warren and Wendell, daughter Lorna Festa, hanai daughter Karen Nogami, brothers Hideo and Teruo, sisters Fusano Harai and Carol Hanaoka, and a hanai grandchild. Private services. Interment at a later date. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Gladys Michie Miyamoto

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March 12, 2013
Gladys Michie Miyamoto, 86, of Honolulu, died in Hale Ho Aloha nursing home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Faith, Doreen and Wendy. Private services.

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Rose Etsuko Okimoto

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April 24, 2013
Rose Etsuko Okimoto, 77, of Aiea, a retired Bank of Hawaii loan officer, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in South Hilo. She is survived by wife Lyman Y.; son Alvin H.; brother Ichiro Nagai; sisters Evelyn Lang, Diana Ohama and Florence Imai; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Manuel Planesi

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May 14, 2013
Manuel Planesi, also known as “Manny” and “Boy,” 67, of Kahului, a retired salesman and entrepreneur, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Barbara; son Derwin; daughters Sonia Cabacungan, Kelly Cardenas and Mona Cardona; brothers Leslie and Jeff Pagan; sisters Linda Saranillio, Betty Texeira, Jane Ortiz and Kathleen Sandoval; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Robert C. Fafard Sr.

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May 15, 2013
Robert C. Fafard Sr., 65, of Quakertown, Pa., an Army veteran, died in Quakertown. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Betsy, son Bobby Jr., daughter Beth and four grandchildren. Services in Quakertown. No flowers. Monetary offerings welcome.

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Yasushi Sugahara

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May 7, 2013
Yasushi Sugahara, 87, of Hilo, a retired fisherman, died. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Sharon Shimaoka and Leomi Bergknut, and Charlene, Leona and Melanie Sugahara; sisters Harue Okada, Minako Hefty and Yaeko Kitajima; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services: 10:30 a.m.

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Susan Sunayo Takamoto

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May 8, 2013
Susan Sunayo Takamoto, 74, of Pearl City died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Paul, son Roy, daughter Rene Yamashita and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

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ENRIQUETA AGUIRAN ULEP

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ENRIQUETA AGUIRAN ULEP Age 94, of Mililani, HI, passed away April 10, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born June 21, 1918 in Philippines. She is survived by son, Rolly (Dionicia) Ulep; daughters, Rosario (Daniel) Pascua, Feliza (Bernard) Paguirigan, Catalina Rafanan, Joanie (Pepito) Casem, Emmy (Rogelio) Garo; brother, Artemio (Segundina) Aguiran; sisters, Esperanza Aguiran, Sixta Coloma; 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grand- children. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday (May 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 a.m. Friday (May 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Grace H. Uradomo

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April 21, 2013
Grace H. Uradomo, 86, of Aiea, a retired Aiea Elementary School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waipio. She is survived by husband Hideaki, son Craig A., daughter Gale N. Chock, sister Charlotte H. Tanji and a grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Darryle Dee Wong

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May 5, 2013
Darryle Dee Wong, 59, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by numerous sons, numerous brothers, a sister and numerous grandchildren. Family-only services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Elks Honolulu Lodge, Waikiki.

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Carole Masako Yano

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May 3, 2013
Carole Masako Yano, 68, of Honolulu, a state secretary, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Raymond and Alvin, and sisters Frances Nakanishi and Lorna Hong. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Hanako Gladys Yoshimura

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May 13, 2013
Hanako Gladys Yoshimura, 97, of Hilo, a Japanese language school teacher, retired preschool teacher for Church of The Holy Apostles day care and teacher for the Ohara School of Ikebana Hilo chapter, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Betty Ann, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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