Archive for June 9th, 2013

Alan Akana

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June 1, 2013
Alan “Big Al” Akana, 50, of Lahaina, a Honua Kai Resort engineer, died. He was born in Santa Ana, Calif. He is survived by wife Debbie; sons Major and Marshall; daughter Laci; brothers Aaron and Chester; and sisters Karen Nagasako, Carolyn Flores, and Mugsie and Denise Akana. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Yasumasa Asato

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April 23, 2013
Yasumasa Asato, also known as “Yasu” and “Richard,” 83, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired truck driver and Takata Store employee, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Rollins and Elgin; daughter Maris; brothers Yasuo “Buddy,” Edward K. and Harry Y.; sister Mildred H. Nakata; and four grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.

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Denise Marie-Madeleine Chu

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May 25, 2013
Denise Marie-Madeleine Chu, 89, of Ewa Beach, a retiree, died at home. She was born in Heremence, Switzerland. She is survived by daughter Madeleine Brennan, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. June 21 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Steven Duke Cross

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May 28, 2013
Steven Duke Cross, 66, of Kihei, Maui, a furniture builder, died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by daughter Kelani and sister Gale A. Hurd. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Rey Dela Cruz

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May 12, 2013
Rey Dela Cruz, 41, of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Honolulu, a product support specialist, died in Colorado. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by brother Alexander and sister Liza Clifford. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples.

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James K. Dow

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May 31, 2013
Dr. James K. Dow, 81, of Honolulu, a retired physician, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Korea. He is survived by sons Michael J. and David J., daughters Sonya Hepburn and Irene Rea, brother Young and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Martin Flores

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May 30, 2013
Martin Flores, 82, of Kahului, a retired journeyman plumber and route salesman at Rainbow Laundry, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Norma H.; sons Martin and Mark; daughters Denise Lucero and Jennifer DeCosta; brother James; sisters Evelyn Molina, Irene Brostrom and Myrtle Cagle; half-brothers Johnny and David; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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FRANCES NOWAK GWALTNEY

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FRANCES NOWAK GWALTNEY
Frances passed away peacefully in her sleep after a long illness on May 15, 2013. She was born on January 19, 1935 at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington DC. Frances retired with 29 years of federal government service from Human Resources, Marine Forces Pacific at Camp Smith. Frances was a volunteer at the Hawaiian/Sony Open for 30 years. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert E. Gwaltney; daughters Kathryn M. Salomon (Alfred) of Kailua- Kona, Mary F. Tavares (Harold) of Kapolei; five Grandchildren; And brother Frank Nowak (Dixie) of Yorktown, VA.; Preceded in death by her son, Michael R. Gwaltney. Friends may call from 9:00 am June 17, 2013 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pearl City, followed by a Memorial mass at 1000. Inurnment will be at 1030, June 18 at the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Family requests that Aloha attire be worn for the services and In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to St. Francis Home Health Care 24 Puiwa Road Honolulu HI 96817.

Jutta Haleamau

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May 27, 2013
Jutta Haleamau, 66, of Hilo, a personal assistant for Easter Seals Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Berlin. She is survived by husband Gene, son Brandon K. and daughter Tracey K. Private services.

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FAIASO CECILIA DALE TITI HANNEMANN

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FAIASO CECILIA DALE TITI HANNEMANN
Faiaso Cecilia Dale Titi Hannemann passed away peacefully on June 2, 2013 at Pali Momi Medical Center at the age of 72. Titi, as she was known to her family and friends, was the eldest daughter of the late Gustav and Faiaso Soliai Hannemann. She was born in Fasito’o, Western Samoa on November 29, 1940. When her family emigrated to Hawaii in 1953, Titi attended public schools and was a proud ’59 graduate of Farrington High School. Because she was determined to help her parents and her family, she sought employment right out of high school and worked throughout her adult life, developing a reputation for being a tireless and dedicated worker, like her father. She grew up in an LDS household and faithfully served in many callings and positions in her church. Family and honoring one’s parents were of paramount importance to Titi. Her favorite Biblical scripture was,” Honor thy father and thy mother…” (Exodus 20: 12) In fact, she dutifully took care of her dad for several years after her mother passed away in 1973. She inherited her mom’s talent as an excellent cook and baker and enjoyed making her loved ones happy with her culinary skills. She also had a deep affinity for her Samoan culture as she was extremely well versed in the customs and traditions of the Fa’a Samoa, which pleased her parents and her maternal grandfather, the late Paramount Chief Pinemua Muliufi Soliai. At many functions, Titi would be asked to perform a beautiful siva that was always a big hit with the audience. The loves of her life were her daughter Ata and her granddaughter Titinia Billie. She was totally consumed with their welfare and well-being and had high hopes for them. Titi was also an active and passionate supporter of her siblings and her nieces and nephews’ activities. Known as the “rock” of her family, Titi could always be counted on to be there to cheer them on at a sporting event, church or cultural activity, school or community function and political campaigns. Her physical challenges did not prevent her from contributing to these special and precious moments. And if you were lucky, she would show up with her popular homemade delicacies that would make everyone happy. Bringing love, joy and support to our lives is what we will miss about her. Manui’a Lou Malaga Titi! Funeral services are set for Tuesday, June 11 at Honolulu Hawaii West Stake Center at 1723 Beckley St in Kalihi. Viewing is at 8:30 am with the service to follow at 10 am. Burial will take place at Laie Cemetery at 2:30 pm where she will be laid to rest next to her father Gustav.”

Marion Setsuko Hosoda

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May 31, 2013
Marion Setsuko Hosoda, 81, of Kahului, a retired Bank of California trust officer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sister Elaine K. Yamasaki. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Arthur Leo Duffy II

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April 12, 2013
Arthur Leo Duffy II, 53, of Lynnwood, Wash., formerly of Kailua, an employee at Boeing in Seattle and a Coast Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Newton, Mass. He is survived by wife Tammy S., daughters Mellisa A. Duffy and Melinda R. Pattan, mother Mary A., brother Terence P. and sisters Patricia A. Barros and Meg Duffy. Honolulu services pending; for information, contact pbarros1@hawaii.rr.com.

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Salvador Ines Galinato Jr.

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April 25, 2013
Salvador Ines “Jun” Galinato Jr., 65, of Waipahu, a retiree from Walmart in Kunia and administrative officer at Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in the Philippines, died in Honolulu. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Belinda V., sons Jaybee S. and John P., brother Tomas and sister Fe Jornacion. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Paul Ke-a Jr.

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April 23, 2013
Paul “Babaloo” Ke-a Jr., 51, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Rosemarie “Rosie”; sons Devin, Paul “Pauly Boy” III and Jordan; daughter Kailee; mother Rosalinda; brothers Perry K. and Phillip K.; and sisters Debra Kam, Dawn Cambra, Monica Reed, Iris Collins, Jamie Cozart, Janella Chun, Chandra “Anna” Baker and Pamela Word. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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FRANK MILLAN, JR.

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FRANK MILLAN, JR. Age 89, of Ewa, HI, passed away April 25, 2013 in Ewa. Born May 28, 1923 in Ewa Plantation, HI. He is survived sons, Frank Joseph (Nona) Millan, Edward Charles (Donna) Millan, Sr., Roland Gene Millan; daughter, Bernadette Millan; brothers, James Millan, Steven Millan; sisters, Fina Pinto, Bernice Millan; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandchild. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Friday (June 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Viliami Pulete Kama

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May 24, 2013
Viliami Pulete Kama, 65, of Honolulu, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Palo Alto, Calif. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Akanesi L.; daughters Akanesi, Hehea, Helena and Fehokomeolangi; mother Kolotita; three brothers; and four sisters. Services: 5-10 p.m. Thursday at St. Augustine by the Sea. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Mass at noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Frank Thurston Kealoha

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May 29, 2013
Frank Thurston Kealoha, 67, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a Securitas Security Service employee, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joy U.N., sons Frank T.P. and Jesse K., daughters Maileilani S. Capino and Rochelle A. Reith, brothers Clayton Wong and William N. Kealoha, sister Doris Woolsey and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at Nawiliwili Park. Additional services: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 19 at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Scattering of ashes to follow. Loose flowers and lei only. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

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Fumiyo Kishishita

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May 27, 2013
Fumiyo Kishishita, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Stockton, Calif. She is survived by son David, daughter Caroline Okihara and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Stephanie Jane Mapuana Lewi

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May 20, 2013
Stephanie Jane Mapuana Lewi, 58, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by sons Jason and Jacob, daughters Rocky Lewi and Johnette Borling-Lewi, brothers John and Paul Souza, and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Hilo Church of God, 671 Waianuenue Ave. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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MARIE MACHADO

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MARIE MACHADO June 10, 1934 – June 2, 2013. Born in Pu’unene, lived in Kalihi Valley. Marie passed peacefully in Scottsdale, AZ with her family. Marie was devoted to her husband, Harold, and her family. A loving woman, she traveled where the Army told them, raising a family, sometimes singlehandedly. With a wonderful sense of humor, she enjoyed life, but loved her family above all. Marie was preceded in death by her son Jesse. She is survived by her three children, Cathy, Tina Marie, and Michael, sisters Bernice and Mildred, fourteen grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. As per the family’s wishes, there will be a private service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Marie’s name to a charity of your choice. Her gentle spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

Judy Ann Noa Maielua

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May 13, 2013
Judy Ann Noa Maielua, 52, of Kapolei, a Nanaikapono Elementary School employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Solomon Jr.; sons Solomon III, Joshua and Noah; daughters Leialoha Laoan-Maielua, Malia Maielua-Useche, Kuuipo Maielua and Kaili Leopoldo; brothers Joseph and Armon Noa, and Charles Noa Sr.; sisters Sharon Aipoalani, Louisiana Hatchett and Alice Noa; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

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Barbara Jean Marcum

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BARBARA JEAN MARCUM Age 76 was born to Vincent and Rose Telles in Honolulu on Dec. 27, 1936 and passed away at home in Kaneohe on May 13, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ruford, her children Roland and Roxanne, and granddaughter Miranda Glenn. One of ten children, she is also survived by brothers Vincent Jr. (Nellie) Telles, Eugene (Oma) Telles, Felix (Sadie) Telles, Thomas Telles, Jonathan (Corynne) Telles and sisters Isabel Telles, Antoinette Hu, Margaret Telles and Veronica (Bob) Daniel as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. As a former owner with her husband of Duke Sales, a candle distribution company, she finally retired from General Wax and Candle Co. to enjoy her gardening and social life. She loved volunteering and was active in organizations throughout her life including the University Extension Homemakers, Ladies of Ho’onanea, Kokokahi YWCA, Girl Scouts, Our Lady of Good Counsel Senior’s Group, and Sodality of Our Blessed Lady at St. John Vianney. Her creativity excelled in jewelry designing, wedding cake decorating, floral arranging and crafting. She will be dearly missed by her friends and family. A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held Sat. June 22 at St. John Vianney Parish 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. Eulogy at 10:45 a.m. Mass at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Catholic Food Pantries. Private interment at a later date.

Ambrose Q. Moral

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June 3, 2013
Ambrose Q. Moral, 81, of Kihei, Maui, a Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa retiree, died at home. He was born in Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines. He is survived by son Jimmy; daughters Celia Bendanilo, Lucia Cabalo and Liza Gabiana; companion Regina Duarte; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Noboru Moriyama

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May 6, 2013
Noboru Moriyama, 88, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Miyoko Okamura

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April 22, 2013
Miyoko Okamura, 82, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Eric, daughter Ruth Butindaro, sisters Emi Fujie and Irene Yoshino, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Gloria B. Ordonez

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June 3, 2013
Gloria B. Ordonez, 76, of Kihei, Maui, a Renaissance Wailea Beach Hotel retiree, died at home. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Marlon and Herbert, daughters Leilany Hiwatashi and Wendy McNeill, brother Federico Busto, sisters Tomasa Almo and Salvacion Oliva, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Friday at St. Theresa Church. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Francis K. Pakele

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May 24, 2013
Francis K. Pakele, 71, of Mililani died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepson Carl Rosendahl, companion Juanita Morris, brothers Louis Jr. and Rudy, and sister Margaret Spencer. Private services.

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Ruth Imperial Pfeiffer

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June 2, 2013
Ruth Imperial Pfeiffer, 82, of Honolulu, a music educator and performer, and church organist, choir director and musical director, died. She was born in Dumaguete City, Philippines. She is survived by sons Gerardo, Paul and John; brothers George, Valentino and Paul Imperial; and numerous grandchildren. Musical gathering: 6 p.m. July 3 at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St. Services: 7 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to University of Hawaii Foundation, Pfeiffer Scholarship Endowment, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828; or Silliman University, c/o United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1221, New York, NY 10115. Additional information to be published in a paid funeral notice on June 16.

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Vicente Rosario

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May 21, 2013
Vicente “Sonny Borinque” Rosario, 87, of Hilo, a heavy-equipment operator at the former S.K. Oda Construction Co., a warehouseman at the former Food Fair Supermarket and a retired Army National Guardsman who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Susan; son Arthur “Boy”; daughters Clara Medina, Jackie Enocencio and Abbielena Ferreira; hanai son Michael Labuanan; hanai daughter Janell Labuanan; brothers Robert Rosario, Abel Medina and Primotivo Gualdarama; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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ADELINA LACHICA SANTOS

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ADELINA LACHICA SANTOS Age 84, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away May 4, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born December 29, 1928 in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. Retired housekeeper at Hickam Air Force Base. She is survived by sons, Abad L. (Charito) Santos, John L. (Maria) Santos, Alex L. Santos, Rafael L. (Lorelie) Santos, lsmael L. (Riza) Santos; daughters, Vicky L. Santos, Rosaminda (Roy) Santos Okumura, Lourdes L. Santos, Barbara (Rey) Santos Macario; brother, Rogelio Callanta; sisters, Zenaida Callanta, Pat (Cris) Callanta Corpuz; 19 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Prayer Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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