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Mae Matsuko Abe

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July 3, 2013
Mae Matsuko Abe, 99, of Honolulu, a former owner of a gladiola farm, died in Honolulu. She was born in Yamaguchi, Japan. She is survived by son Ernest; daughters Frances Suzuki, Esther Shishido and Marian Kuroda; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Walter G. Abreu

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July 7, 2013
Walter G. Abreu, 92, of Lawai Valley, Kauai, a retired sole proprietor of Lawai Valley Hog Ranch, died at home. He was born in Lawai Valley. He is survived by sons Jesse and John; daughters Nan Mosley, Gerry Pimental and Jean Abreu; and 57 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo, Kauai. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to be held at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Kekaha. Casual attire.

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Maxima B. Capili

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July 9, 2013
Maxima B. Capili, 91, of Kahului, a retired state social worker, died at home. She was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Claro Jr. and James; daughter Patricia Ann; hanai son Steven Suyat; hanai daughter Janice Kikukawa; brothers Teofilo D. “Ted,” Licarion “Larry” and Francis Balmores; sisters Remedios “Remy” Hood, Mary Balmores, Elizabeth B. “Libby” Wong and Mona Lisa B. Wood; five grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 7 p.m. Private burial. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Sok Ping Chan

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June 18, 2013
Sok Ping Chan, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Liliha Health Care. She was born in Chung Shan, China. She is survived by sons Philip and Peter; daughters June Wan, Helen Cheong and Cybele Loui; brother Ding Fu Lam; sisters Sok Jong Lam Bao, Sarah Kwock, Sok Bing Lam and Hon Ping Lam; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Herbert W. J. Chun

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HERBERT W.J. CHUN Memorial service July 20, 2013 Herbert W.J. Chun of Honolulu, a retired specialty contractor, and an Army veteran who served in Korea, passed away at The Care Center of Honolulu. He was born in Pearl City and graduated from Iolani School and the University of Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jeanne ; sons Dr. Allan (Ronny Fujimoto), daughters Carol Craddock (Dr. David), Cathy Chun (Kevin Salsbury), and Claire Chun; four grandchildren: Kevin Chun, Aleina Chun, Christopher Craddock, Keilani Jean Gardner. Memorial service at St. Peter’s Church, (1317 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu), on Saturday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. No flowers; donations to St. Peter’s Church and Iolani School, (563 Kamoku Street 96826, Honolulu) Lunch to follow in parish hall. Inurnment held in April at Punchbowl Cemetary. His niche is engraved with “loving, loyal, faithful servant of God”

David Atlee Cole

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July 3, 2013
David Atlee Cole, 80, of Honolulu, a schoolteacher and an Army veteran, died in Manoa Cottage, Kaimuki. He was born in California. He is survived by son Kevin, daughter Kristen and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Keichi P. Dereas

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June 30, 2013
Keichi P. Dereas, 73, of Kahului, a retired credit union manager, died. He was born in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. He is survived by wife Reiko; sons Michael, Kpder, Roby and Jason; daughters Karesia Rekis, Dermina Danis and Rinta Selifis; brothers Helbert, Kereta, Kaslova and Alexander; sisters Charata Kuena, Filorida Pitiol, Marpelina Anton and Hermina Setile; 24 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 5 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date in Chuuk. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Juan John Fernandez

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June 20, 2013
Juan John Fernandez, 71, of Halaula, Hawaii, a self-employed tax preparer, retired certified hotel administrator and an Army veteran, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Polly F.; daughters Pamela Taylor, Lori Yanagi, Trixy Grace, Leilani Glodek, Venissa Ah Sam, Rowena Lloyd and Daniela Araki; brother Narcisco “Nasi”; sisters Fely Padilla, Rose Rasay, Ruth Aguiar and Trini “Dolly” Baybayan; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Mary Elaine Garcia

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July 11, 2013
Mary Elaine Garcia, 65, of Wailuku, a former Dollar Rent A Car manager, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughters Deborah G. Aganos and Donna Garcia; brother Petronello Montera; sisters Agnes Romena, Frances Encarnacion, Shirley Hertling, Julia Raboy-Boardman, Caroline Milliken, Elizabeth Franco, Charlotte Apo and Teri Pacheco; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire. Flower lei welcome. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Madeleine Marie-Antoinette Bontemps Goo

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July 9, 2013
Madeleine Marie-Antoinette Bontemps Goo, 83, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Tours, France. She is survived by husband Clarence; daughters Carol Tanaka, Christine Akau and Patricia Goo; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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JOHN GRANVILLE

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JOHN GRANVILLE Born in the Red Fort, New Delhi, India, March 1935, the first of three sons to Fort Commander, Major William Henry Bean, RIASC, and Elsie May nee Ayling. The family would leave the summer heat of New Delhi and travel by train to Lake Dahl in the mountains of Kashmir. On one journey, he could not understand why one family was taking their grandparents off the train and leaving them at the train station because they could no longer support them. At age 10, As India was progressing towards independence, his family sailed to UK passing through the Suez Canal on VE day May 1945 with two German war boats trailing behind. A free bottle of beer, bar of chocolate and a shilling was given to each passenger regardless of age to celebrate. The 3 siblings swapped their beer with sailors for chocolate or a shilling. His family settled in Sussex. Life in England, post -WWll consisted of rations and vegetable gardens tended by children were all common. The family had hens so they were able to barter for other necessities. John’s love of travel began early in life. At age 15, having saved money from odd jobs, gardening, selling eggs, he bicycled off thru several countries to attend the European Council Meeting. He spent summers in Sweden and the South of France as an English language tutor. He entered the British RASC and graduated 2nd in his class. As a Lieutenant, he served two years in Penang Malaya. Upon returning to England he entered Magdalen College, Oxford University on scholarship and graduated ‘ 55 & ’56. He worked several years in advertising in Milan, Italy and spoke fluent Italian and French enjoying ‘La Dolce Vita’. Armed with wit, intelligence and charm, he sailed under the Verrazano Bridge on the SSnited States arriving in NYC, September 1963 with a promise of a job and $500 cash. He worked on Madison Avenue for several advertising and consumer product companies. At Philip Morris, USA he was Brand Manager for Benson Hedges and later Virginia Slims. He was instrumental in promoting the first major women’s sporting competition, The Virginia Slims Invitational Tennis Tournament, featuring Billie Jean King, Rosie Casals and Chris Evert. This was the first time women athletes were paid comparable prize money as male athletes. He dabbled in real estate in NYC, the Hamptons and Tortola, BVI. He purchased an 1840 brownstone In the King- Charlton -Vandam Historical district with a business partner for $85K in 1968. Obtained a payday loan from the local social club at the corner charging 25% interest rates to make the down payment. Two years later purchased the brownstone next door. In the Hamptons, moved a small Victorian cottage in Water Mill about 500 feet from the right side of the LIRR tracks to the wrong side. After retiring from Philip Morris, USA did international marketing consultant work before moving to Hawaii in the early 1980’s. A past President of the Hawaii Loa Ridge Homeowners Association, John was objective, focused and a tough negotiator. He hated conflict but relished a good hot debate of political, economic or social issues. He loved history, music, opera, gardens, architecture and the classics. He is survived by two brothers, David and Robin and several nieces and nephews in England. John’s remains were donated to the Univ. of Hawaii Medical School’s Willed Body Program for medical research. Friends held a celebration of life in Honolulu. His family held a memorial in England on 07July13. Contributions in memory of John may be made to your favorite charity or to Magdalen College thru The Americans for Oxford, Inc., 500 Fifth Avenue, 32nd flr, NY, NY 10110. I’m off to eager student’s hands and then, through fire, my small starstuff paddled to the ocean tides. So I, in many years to come, may fall on highest mounts, flow down the holy river, Dewali nights around, swim again where Shelley swam and died, pass Verrazano’s lovely span, wash up on Hampton golden dunes where love and I did lie and come to England’s green and pleasant fields, I, Rotherman, will join it’s tiny stream again and drift, with cricket sounds around, past bluebelled woods, pubs, schools and sacred stones, back here to my sweet home. These all I’ve lived and loved, and been loved too. So what was lost is found, was old is now brand new. To those I’ve loved my dearest thanks, and now, adieu! RED FORT, INDIA 08 Mar 1935 JOHN GRANVILLE HONOLULU, USA 12 May 2013

Joanne Russell Hamamoto

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JOANNE RUSSELL HAMAMOTO 83, died on June 29, surrounded by her family and loved ones. The daughter of Ralph and Lela Russell, Joanne was born on May 29, 1930 and raised in Long Beach, California with her older brother Robert. She graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High where she was President of the Phi Gamma Chi Sorority. She moved to Hawaii in 1956 and worked at Bank of Hawaii before marrying Howard Hamamoto in 1959 and raising a family of four children: David, Pam, Mark and Paul. Later, she ran the Punahou Summer School office for over 2 decades. Loved by all who knew her, Joanne’s optimistic outlook and her internal strength made her a wonderful wife, mother and friend. She is survived by her husband and children and six grandchildren Mia, Neil, Lucy and Kate Hamamoto and Justin and Jessie Kaull and devoted in-laws Marty and Margaret Hamamoto and Kurt Kaull. Private services. No flowers. In memory of Joanne, the family requests donations be made to the Joanne Hamamoto Endowed Financial Aid Fund at Punahou School, 1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.

Ronald T. Hangai

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June 25, 2013
Ronald T. Hangai, 75, of Mililani, a retired Honolulu Police Department officer, automotive mechanic and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Ewa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eloise, son Aaron, daughters Vicki M. Hangai and Melissa Y. Hollar, brother Paul, sister Catherine C. Campbell and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Lynn Leiko Honma

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LYNN LEIKO HONMA June 12, 2013 Lynn Leiko Honma, 66, of Honolulu, an administrator for The Service Group, died in Islands Hospice Palolo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Russell; sons Darryl Yamashiro, Craig Yamashiro and Jared Yamashiro; brother Melvin Tsubota; and 5 grandchildren. Visitation: 5:00 pm Thursday, July 18th at Borthwick Mortuary – Vineyard Chapel. Services: 6:00 pm. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lynn Leiko Honma

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June 12, 2013
Lynn Leiko Honma, 66, of Honolulu, an administrator at The Service Group, died in Islands Hospice Palolo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Russell; sons Darryl, Craig and Jared Yamashiro; brother Melvin Tsubota; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Margareta Susan Dahlsten Hughes

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MARGARETA SUSAN DAHLSTEN HUGHES Susan, 84, died peacefully in her sleep in Annapolis, MD on June 8, 2013 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Changchun, China on Feb 18, 1929 to Swedish missionary parents; received her BS in nursing from The Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles in 1950; married William H. Hughes in 1954; served as an officer in the US Army; and dedicated her lifetime to service, travel and adventure. A 35 year resident of Honolulu, Hawaii, she worked with Head Start in Palolo and Palama Settlement and nursing at both Queen’s Hospital and Tripler Army Medical Center. Her interests were education, science, nutrition, mental and physical health, travel, and reading. She competed in several Honolulu marathons completing her last at age 65. Her overriding passion was her family who she now leaves behind: four children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson who will miss her endless love, enthusiasm, energy, and faith. She is also survived by one brother and sister and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Organization.

EICHI KANEMORI

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EICHI KANEMORI Age 92 of Wahiawa, HI, passed away June 23, 2013 in Pearl City. Born June 18, 1921 in Kawailoa, HI. Eichi was self employed. He is survived by son, David Kanemori; daughter, Faye (Wayne) Ichimura; sister-in-law Miyoko Kamida; nieces & nephews. Private Services were held.

Eichi Kanemori

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June 23, 2013
Eichi Kanemori, 92, of Wahiawa, self-employed, died in Pearl City. He was born in Kawailoa. He is survived by son David and daughter Faye Ichimura. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Kiyoto Komatsu

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June 12, 2013
Kiyoto Komatsu, 91, of Kahului, a self-employed general contractor and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son Lloyd, daughter Bonnie Brooks, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Amy Elanor K. Lavalouis

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June 24, 2013
Amy Elanor K. Lavalouis, 88, of Aiea, a Dole Cannery retiree, died in Buena Park, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Calvin G.P. Cummings and Dan C.K. Lavalouis, daughter Mercedes K. Smith, brothers Franklin and Hiram Kalaluhi, sister Winifred Aguiar, 16 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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JANET “JACKIE” CLAIRE LEHUA OANA LIU

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JANET JACKIE CLAIRE LEHUA OANA LIU 80, died on May 29, 2013 in Tyler, TX. She was born on November 7, 1932 to the late John Alexander Oana, Sr. & Adeline (Alfonso) Oana. She graduated in 1950 from Sacred Hearts Academy. On July 19, 1952 she married Paul Everett Shoon Fo Liu. Jackie is survived by her brother John A. Oana, Jr. of WA, and her 7 children: Mary T.K. Alden of TX; Lauralynn H. DeNisi of CA; Curtis P. Liu, Garvin J. Liu, and Gregory J. Liu of Oahu, HI; Damianne L. Geppert of MI; and James E. Liu of FL. Jackie is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren, and other family members. Jackie is preceded in death by her husband Paul Everett S.F. Liu, her sister Blanche “Ceci” K. Kaaihue, and her brother Francis K. Oana. Visitation at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Borthwick Mortuary, followed by Celebration-of-Life Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers & leis welcome. Private graveside service the next day for immediate family only.

BENJAMIN M.B.Q.U. MIZUKAMI

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BENJAMIN M.B.Q.U. MIZUKAMI Age 33 of Waianae, HI, passed away June 25, 2013 in Honolulu. Born May 8, 1980 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by son, Dalton Mizukami; daughters, Francisca Mizukami, Jennifer Mizukami; mother, Yodie Mizukami’; brother, Duson Mizukami; grandma, Alma Malo; companion, Jaecee Chombis. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (July 19) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday (July 20) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcomed.

Tina Tuifea Sape Namulauti

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July 2, 2013
Tina Tuifea Sape Namulauti, 65, of Waipahu, formerly of Anchorage and Kodiak, Alaska, a retired heavy-equipment operator, died in Waipahu. He was born in Alofau, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Faalele; sons Tina Jr. and George Sape, Theodore and Peter Williams, and Afatia Aliilua; daughters Lisa P. Kupihe, Luafaletele Taufetee and Misitina Sape-Tinai; brother Natano; sisters Matatula N. Matapua and Faatauala Namulauti; and 24 grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu 1st Ward, 94-210 Kahualii St. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Frances Fujie Okamura

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July 9, 2013
Frances Fujie Okamura, 95, of Honolulu, a Realtor, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Dennis and Brian, daughter Michele Seymour, sister Jane Saito and four grandchildren. Inurnment: 3 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Raymond Park

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May 8, 2013
Raymond Park, 68, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Nelia; sons Kevin and Raynel; and brothers Robert, John Jr., William and Norman. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire.

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Florencia R. Pedro

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July 4, 2013
Florencia R. Pedro, 69, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Christopher; son Michael; brothers Carlos, Mariano and Alejandro Vea, and Alfredo Jr., Juan and Francisco Ramos; sisters Julia Aque and Gloria Hipolito; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Mary Spock

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July 5, 2013
Mary Spock, 93, of Panama City, Fla., died in Panama City. She was born in Loydell, Pa. She is survived by sons Jack Jr., Raymond and Ronald; daughter Marcia Page; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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FREDERICK CHARLES AIWOHI, SR.

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FREDERICK CHARLES AIWOHI SR. 53, of Honolulu, passed away July 4, 2013 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu. He was a Carpenter for J&J Maintenance at Tripler. Survived by wife, Jamie Lynn Aiwohi; songs, Frederick Aiwohi Jr., Jonah Aiwohi; daughters, Brianne Aiwohi – Pokorney, Jesse Aiwohi; two grandchildren; parents, John Aiwohi Jr. & Lani Aiwohi; brothers, Ipo Aiwohi, Anthony “Budge” Aiwohi, John Aiwohi III, Paul Fukuda; sister, Cissy Bright, Jaydee Aiwohi; Visitation 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday July 18, 2013 at Star of the Sea Church (4470 Aliikoa Street); Mass 11 a.m.; Private Scattering on Friday; Casual attire.

Patricia Anne Suzuki

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June 17, 2013
Patricia Anne Suzuki, 76, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Toronto. She is survived by husband Hachiro, daughter Lynne Zane and a grandchild. Private services.

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Ella Kimie Watanabe

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July 5, 2013
Ella Kimie Watanabe, 90, of Haiku, Maui, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Brian and Neil, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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