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Corazon Garcia Acob

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June 18, 2013
Corazon Garcia “Jane” Acob, 62, of Kapolei, owner of A.J. Tours & Travel Services, died in Aiea. She was born in Cabatuan, Isabela, Philippines. She is survived by husband Federico; son Dwayne G.; daughter Roxanne G.; mother Ursula V. Garcia; brothers Sam and Bernard Garcia; sisters Natividad Mercado, Dorothy Valera, Florentina Pascual, Rosie Garcia, Leticia Domingcil, Vicky Bulan and Anntonette Baligad; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Rose Kapela Christian

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July 18, 2013
Rose Kapela Christian, 88, of Anahola, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Hale Kapuna Heritage Home. She was born in Laie. She is survived by sons Julian and Keawe Rillamas, and George III, Darius, Latham and Wendell Keaweamahi; daughters Cleo Kamae, Georgina KeawemauhiliKeaweamahi, Pearl Keaweamahi and Edith Bunch; brothers David Mamane, and David and John Kamauoha; sisters Jennie Kojima, Happy Taualii and Louise Sanford; 31 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Casual attire. No flowers.

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GEORGE HOW TIM CHU

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GEORGE HOW TIM CHU George How Tim Chu, president and owner of GBC Incorporated, died peacefully on July 17, 2013. George was born on April 8, 1922 to Kong and Ellen Chu in Kapaia, Kauai. Unfortunately, Kong Chu died just before George was born. Ellen remarried and relocated to the Liliha area on Oahu. When George was 14, his mother Ellen passed away, leaving George, his stepfather, and his seven siblings. George graduated from St. Louis High School and worked briefly for the state government. He joined the army and was stationed at Fort Shafter. In 1946, George married Bertha Mun and they had one daughter and three sons. George joined Hopaco in 1947 as an account clerk. During his 17-year tenure, he was accounting/credit manager and operations manager. In 1964, he left Hopaco to start his own accounting firm, but when Hopaco was acquired by Boise-Cascade two years later, he was offered the comptroller position to return to Hopaco, and was later promoted to general manager. In 1974, George left Hopaco to found his own company, GBC Inc. Initially, GBC was a Hawaiian souvenirs wholesaler. Ultimately, George sold the souvenir business to focus on the distribution and retailing of packaging materials. With his wife Bertha at his side and their three sons, the family business grew and prospered, and in 1990, George won the distinguished national award as Hawaii’s Small Business Person of the Year. George was active in Junior Achievement, Rotary Club, and the Chamber of Commerce but much of his time, effort, and passion was in support of Hawaii’s Chinese Chamber of Commerce. In 1982, George became president of the Chinese Chamber. Over the years, George was extremely active and helped the Chamber to bring 12 city / province China Trade Exhibitions to Hawaii, and managed the American Management Training Program to introduce American management practices to business people from China. George is survived by his loving wife Bertha, his son, Sanford and daughter-in-law Laureen, grandson Michael and his wife Lea, son Lester and daughter-in-law Roanne, grandchildren Melissa and Jason, son Walton and daughter-in-law Nannette, grandchildren Steven and Wendy, and sister Elsie Mau. Their daughter, Georgiana passed away in 1997. A celebration of his life will be held at the Diamond Head Memorial Park on Monday, July 29. Visitation starts at 4:30 p.m. with Services at 5:30 p.m. Donations to Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific are suggested.

Lina Jeong Doo

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LINA JEONG DOO Passed away on July 12, 2013, at Queen’s Hospital where she received exceptional care from the staff at Queen Emma Tower 7 Ewa. From an early age, Lina had an unquenchable zest for life. As a high schooler in San Jose, she taught herself guitar, played on the tennis team, captained the badminton team, and was a cheerleader and valedictorian. At San Jose State she somehow earned a B.A. in Biological Sciences with Distinction while spending much of her time skiing in Tahoe and performing with a rock band. With early success in the Bay Area, the band ventured to Hawaii. Here, even while facing the harsh realities of show-biz, she fell in love with the islands and with classical music, earned a B.M. from the University of Hawaii, and then an M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She found her spiritual home within the Episcopal Church while leading a choir of nuns at a convent near Boston Commons. Lina mused that her experience at the convent was a cross between “Sister Act” and “The Sound of Music.” Returning to Hawaii, she worked with nearly every local theater in almost 100 productions, either as a performer onstage or as a music director. Lina was instrumental in bringing back the big orchestra to local theaters and was honored with numerous awards for her performances both onstage and behind the baton. She also performed in other venues including Hawaii State Ballet, Hawaii Chamber Orchestra, Honolulu Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Robert Shaw conducting, Michael Jackson’s HIStory Tour, Jim Nabor’s Christmas Shows, and a Public Television special in San Francisco. Among her many achievements as an Associate Professor at Kapiolani Community College, Lina received a Fulbright Grant to study music and culture in Argentina. As bountiful as her interests and activities were, she dedicated most of her energy to her students’ success. Lina was a caring, enthusiastic, and talented teacher. She took personal interest in guiding students to discover the many opportunities available to them. She wanted her students to see the beauty in this world, especially in the world of music and in themselves, with the caveat that nothing comes easy. Lina said she enjoyed being an Electrician: She loved turning the lights on in her students’ heads. Now, Lina herself has become the light on the hill for all of us to see, and it cannot be hidden from us, ever. Lina is survived by her husband Wayne-Wai Doo, mother Beatrice Jeong, and sister Pamela MacMillan. She has two grandchildren Liko and Caelinn, whom she loves dearly, and is blessed with two loving extended families in Hawaii and California. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, July 27, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 720 N. King St. Visitation: 9:00 a.m., Music Tribute: 9:45, Funeral Service: 11:00. Aloha Attire is appropriate. The family requests no flowers.

Chester Hitoshi Hirano

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July 13, 2013
Chester Hitoshi Hirano, 63, of Pearl City, a Honolulu Police Department retiree, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Joella, son John, daughter Jessica, brothers Theodore “Ted” and Matthew, and sister Charlene Masuhara. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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WILLIAM FERNANDEZ JR.

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WILLIAM FERNANDEZ JR. Age 85, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away June 27, 2013 in Aiea. Born July 22, 1927 in Waipahu, HI. He is survived by spouse, Evelyn Ann Fernandez; son, Duane (Valerie) Fernandez; 2 grandchildren. Private services were held.

Brian A. Kaleo

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July 12, 2013
Brian A. Kaleo, 61, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Scott and Gordon Makaena, and Adrian and Cavan Kaleo. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Leighton K. Kato

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July 1, 2013
Leighton K. Kato, 57, of Waipahu, an employee at Hyatt Regency Waikiki and Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa in Poipu, died in Ewa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Richard M. and sisters Laurie Goto and Melissa Kato. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. No flowers.

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ESTEBAN “EBAN” RAMIREZ LAURETA

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ESTEBAN EBAN RAMIREZ LAURETA Age 96, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 26, 2013 in Honolulu. Born September 2, 1916 in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters, Fe (Victorino) Antonio, Cresencia Antonio; sons, Rodrigo (Perlita) Laureta, Jose Laureta; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grand- children; sister, Potenciana Castillo. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (July 29) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (July 30) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Helene L. Lewis

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July 5, 2013
Helene L. Lewis, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired National Mortgage/Island Insurance statistician, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Richard E.M. and Stacy N. Lewis, and Wesley M.H.C. Mau; daughters Cheryl K.L. and Anuhea K. Lewis, and Daelynn K. Machiguchi; brother David “Ickey” Chock; sisters Yolanda Bradley and Geraldine Sniffen; 38 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Lyndelle Kaipolani Ah Kiu Makanani

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July 6, 2013
Lyndelle Kaipolani Ah Kiu Makanani, 60, of Kapahi, Kauai, a Nakoa Enterprises sales representative, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Thomas; daughters Kendra Inanod and Kaylyn Makanani; brothers Ken, Clayton and Michael Chow; sister Darlene Thronas; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: noon-5 p.m. Saturday at Kapaa New Town Park. Casual attire.

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MARY ELIZABETH “AIZA” NACAR MERSHON

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MARY ELIZABETH AIZA NACAR MERSHON Age 25, of Mililani, HI, passed away June 21, 2013 in Mililani. Born December 29, 1987 in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines. A graduate of Moanalua High School class of 2005. A member of the Alapa Hoe Canoe Club. While serving in the U.S. Navy she was in the Persian Gulf Conflict and received a purple heart. She is survived by parents, Jerry Mershon & Gemma Espiritu; sister, Amber N. Espiritu. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (July 28) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m. Monday (July 29) at St. Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Susan Kimie Murayama

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July 14, 2013
Susan Kimie “Suzie” Murayama, 67, of Honolulu, a Kaimuki Middle School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son David Wakukawa, daughter Dawn Wakukawa, brothers Randy and Curtis, sister Gayle Iizaki and companion Michael Murashige. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Glenn Jitsuo Nakasone

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July 8, 2013
Glenn Jitsuo Nakasone, 64, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard production controller and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Anne M., sons Michael T. and Jacob K., daughter Emily A., mother Haruko and sisters Diane Ito and Janice Taniyama. Visitation: 5 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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CLARA-JOYCE P. OLDS

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CLARA-JOYCE P. OLDS “Grammie’s an angel now. She”s up in the sky” -3 yr old Max Clara-Joyce Puanani Campbell Siple Olds, born April 8, 1949, was vivacious & chatty, with a pure zest for life. Once asked if she minded getting older, and slightly larger, she grinned and replied, “I’m experiencing life in all of its facets”. And she truly did! She worked for JCPenney, Braniff & America’s Promise. A fashion model, an LPN, a teacher at Kailua & Kalaheo HS,she spearheaded Save Our Bays & Beaches, & ran Judge Mike Wilson’s mayoral campaign. Daughter, Sister, Mother, Grammie, Good Friend, and Cherished Wife. She saw through rose colored spectacles, had a heart full of aloha, and a smile to brighten any day. She loved to laugh! As Alzheimer’s stole her speech and smile, her beautiful spirit still touched all, especially caregivers Maraea Laranang and Bobbie Hashimoto-Perreira On July 10th, she peacefully took Jesus’ hand, at home, surrounded by her family’s love Predeceased by her Father, Solomon Campbell Jr, Clara is survived by her Beloved Husband, Mark N. Olds Jr, Mother, Caroline Kuret, Siblings Bernie, Gary, Bobby & Bruce Campbell. Children, Sandi & Mike (Arlene) Siple, Tara (Kino Ornellas) & Ikaika Olds. Grandchildren, Jordan, Nicole, Aaron, Tia, Max & Emi, Gr. Grandchildren Naiya & Austin. Come CELEBRATE HER LIFE with us @ St. Anthony’s Church Kailua. Visitation on Friday Jul 26, 6:30 pm. Final Viewing Saturday July 27 8:00 am, Mass at 10 am. Reception to follow; visit Clara’s web page @www.borthwickoahu.com and share your love, stories, and condolences with the family.

Losaline Lupe Pakileata

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July 10, 2013
Losaline Lupe Pakileata, 66, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Fatai, Tonga. She is survived by son Etuini; daughters Lupeleka Utime, Melelangi Manu, Lesieli Laloulu and Luisa F.T. Pakileata; brother Sosasia M. Vaka; sisters Melesaini Kaseli, Maata Ula, Vaihoi Pulu, Meleane Kaho, Foata Taulanga and Akanesi Petelo; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6-10 p.m. Thursday at First Tongan United Methodist Church, Waimanalo. Additional services: 7 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial: 9 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Clifford C. Shea

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July 13, 2013
Clifford C. Shea, 77, of Honolulu, a merchant seaman and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers William L., Gilbert K., Maynard K. and Galen; and sisters Doris Voss and Chrystal P. Loscalzo. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Honolulu Elks Club. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Ernest Somera

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July 2, 2013
Ernest “King” Somera, 74, of Pearl City, a former employee at the Kahala and Sheraton hotels, died in Pearl City. He was born in Cabugao, Philippines. He is survived by sons Luther, Julius and Alika; daughters Ernel Guinto and Cynthia Kiyonaga; brother Eliseo; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome.

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Russel David Sr.

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July 15, 2013
Russel “Lukela” David Sr., 81, of Hookena, Hawaii, a retired Navy Public Works Center bus driver at Ford Island, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hookena. He is survived by sons Russel II and Freeman, daughters Sheila David and Shirley Ann Abad, sister Primrose Medeiros, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Honaunau, Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Keei Saints Family Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Sione Galvez Sr.

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July 15, 2013
Sione Galvez Sr., 88, of Kaneohe died in Kaneohe. He was born in Kona. He is survived by son Sione Jr.; daughters Sionette R. Nohara, Zara L. Flores, Shelilah M. Peters and Nola T. Koehn; sister Connie McGee; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Joseph Kainakuawalu Kauhaihao Sr.

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July 20, 2013
Joseph Kainakuawalu “Duke” Kauhaihao Sr., 81, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a heavy-equipment operator at J.M. Tanaka and Isemoto Construction Co., and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Joseph Jr. and Randy; daughters Melani Kauhaihao-Murillo, Jonnie K. Flores and Trina Kauhaihao; sisters Margaret Guillermo and Emily Kauhaihao; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Lanakila Congregational Church, Kainaliu, Hawaii. Services: 9 a.m. Casual attire.

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Benedicto Gascon Supnet

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July 17, 2013
Benedicto Gascon “Benny” Supnet, 85, of Honolulu, a master mixologist, died in St. Francis Hospice, Nuuanu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Estrella; son Benny; daughters Linda Gabriel, Cindy Casaquit, Brenda Supnet and Lisa Cornelio; sister Rosalina Sanidad; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 1 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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LORRIN F. TAM

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LORRIN F. TAM Lorrin F. Tam, 86, of Honolulu, born in Paia, Hawaii, a Hawaiian Telephone Company switching technician, passed away in Honolulu on July 7, 2013. He is survived by wife, Rosalie Tam; sons, Steven L. Tam and Michael A. Tam; brother, Richard “Dick” Tam; sister, Beatrice “Bea” Kong; 2 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Borthwick Mortuary, Makai Chapel, at 1330 Maunakea St. Service: 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter and JDRF Hawaii. Online condolences: www. borthwickoahu.com

Edwin Yuichi Yamamoto

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July 4, 2013
Edwin Yuichi “Eddie” Yamamoto, 73, of Honolulu, a city parks retiree, died in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Toyo S. and brother Lynn I. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Richard Asao Yoshimoto

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June 8, 2013
Richard Asao Yoshimoto, 53, of Las Vegas died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Jack Y., brothers Gerald N. and Hugh M., and sister Mitzi Lee. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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James Yuen

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July 11, 2013
James Yuen, 82, of Sussex, Wis., an electronics engineer and an Army veteran, died in Sussex. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joan K.; son Stewart; daughter Lisa Wipper; sisters Florence Parelius, Ethel Akana and Helen Naki; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services to be held in Wisconsin. No flowers. Donations suggested to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belford Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

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James Toshihide Zukemura

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June 7, 2013
James Toshihide Zukemura, 78, of Honolulu, a Sears retiree and owner of Zuke’s Magic Shop, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol Y.; sons Guy and Clyde; daughters Lynn Takara, Doris Forbes and Ann Takata; mother Kameko; brothers Daniel, Walter, Patrick and Allen; sister Ruth Kaneshiro; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harris United Methodist Church. Services: 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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