Archive for August 25th, 2013

Amy K. Akau

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Aug. 6, 2013
Amy K. Akau, 85, of Kaimuki, a school bus driver and homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by sons Richard Jr., James, Maurice, Christopher and Patrick; daughters Christine and Corrine Akau, Catherine Pitre, Cynthia Calvey and Amy Somera; 22 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea, 4470 Aliikoa St., Honolulu. Services:noon. Burial:2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences:www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Mikala S. Anderson

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Aug. 12, 2013
Mikala S. “Kala” Anderson, 29, of Anahola, Kauai, a carpenter, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Jaylouise “Jali” Carlyle-Anderson, parents Thomas and Thomasina “T,” brother LurGuail Counts, and numerous stepbrothers and stepsisters. Celebration of life:Noon Saturday at the end of Lydgate Beach Park. Potluck gathering. Casual attire.

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Lorraine M. Aranaydo

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July 13, 2013
Lorraine M. Aranaydo, 68, of Kahului, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Steven Cayaba; daughters Laurie Cayaba and Louisa Palad; brothers Philemon, Gerald, Edward, Joseph, Harry and Leslie; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life:6 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services:7:30 p.m. Burial:12:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Mililani Cemetery. Online condolences:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Patrick Kaualani Asiu

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Aug. 23, 2013
Patrick Kaualani Asiu, 70, of Pearl City died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brothers Joseph and Francis “Sonny”and sister Elizabeth”Aoi” Alama. Committal services:10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Online condolences:www.leewardfuneralhome.com.

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Fernando Visaya Bolosan

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July 17, 2013
Fernando Visaya “Ando” Bolosan, 72, of Waipahu, a tractor operator, died in Waipahu. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Segundina; daughters Digna Salvador and Ginalyn Alfonso; sisters Violeta Antonio, Alberta Madamba and Herminia Cacas; brother Javier Bolosan; and three grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services:6:30 p.m. Additional visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial:11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ruth Sigrid Bornstein

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Aug. 20, 2013
Ruth Sigrid Bornstein, 81, of Waianae, a business owner, died. She was born in Cologne, Germany. Visitation:10:30 a.m. Wednesday at BorthwickMortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Alberta Allera Dela Calsada

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Aug. 15, 2013
Alberta Allera Dela Calsada, 85, of Paia, Maui, a retired Marriott Lahaina housekeeper, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by daughter Theresa Malapira and five grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Church in Paia. Mass:10 a.m. Burial:11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery in Haiku. Condolences may be sent to:www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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ORVILLE ANTHONY (O.A.) DUFFY

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ORVILLE ANTHONY (O.A.) DUFFY 1933 – 2013 Duffy, as everyone who knew him called him, was born on June 15, 1933 in Carthage, Illinois. He died from complications of a stroke on July 14, 2013. His father, Charles, died when Duffy was just two. He was raised – and spoiled – by his mother Margaret, and two older sisters. He is survived by sister Pauline Meissner, nephews Wayne and Mark Hamman, nieces Peggy Mabry and Cathy Siska, and eight great nieces and nephews. Duffy graduated from Carthage High School in 1951 and from Denver University with a B.A. degree in 1955. Soon after graduation, he joined the Navy to see the world – and wound up stationed in Hawaii. The Aloha Bug was firmly implanted. After his two-year Navy stint, he returned home and worked in television production at stations in Midland, TX and Colorado Springs, CO. But by 1960, The Bug became irrisistable, and Duffy moved to Honolulu. He worked in the early days of KGMB-TV in various news broadcast positions and eventually as a program and commercial producer. Advertising agencies were getting into providing TV commercials and campaigns for many major clients, so, in 1968, Duffy joined Lennen & Newell Pacific ad agency as a Broadcast Producer. He remained there – through four agency name changes – (none of which, sadly, included his name) – until 1984. In later years, Duffy worked and volunteered in various computer and research projects at Bishop Museum. He was a member of the Honolulu Church of Religious Science. He also volunteered at Manoa Valley Theatre, which may secretly have been his favorite job. He loved movies and music, and especially stage musicals. So even though he worked in the MVT office, he got to see every musical they produced – as often as he wished. Once settled into his new life, it didn’t take long for Duffy to fall in love with everything Hawaii. He loved the food, the people, the weather, the music, the ohana. He loved it all – and he also loved to sing and laugh and have a good time – which could occur at most any moment. One of his co-workers said “I have fond memories of Duffy. There was never a dull moment with him around. He loved to share his ‘life wisdoms’, which consisted primarily of variations on his ‘live in the now’ mantra.” O.A. Duffy had a beautiful and caring heart. He loved people and good conversation, especially if it had anything to do with politics. He typically approached those conversations while leaning to his left. He was a great and loyal friend and a fabulous Uncle and Brother. He lived his life to the fullest and, as his Nephew Wayne Hamman said, “didn’t give a hoot what anybody else thought!” Join friends and family as they “give a hoot” for Duffy on Saturday, August 31, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Murphy’s Bar & Grill in Downtown Honolulu. Duffy’s family will be showing a “Celebration of Duffy” photo montage, and anyone who wants to say a word or share a memory is welcome. No flowers please.

Howland Levi Faufata

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Aug. 14, 2013
Howland Levi Faufata, 64, of Honolulu, a bus driver, died in Kapolei. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by daughters Dorothy, Jessica and Lee-Ann; sister Dorothy Yokomura; and six grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Leilehua Vivencia Racelis Galvez

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Aug. 21, 2013
Leilehua Vivencia Racelis Galvez, 90, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a homemaker and retired secretary for the government and Department of Education in Guam, died at home. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons David and Dani, daughters Debra Morrison and Diane Bobek, hanai daughter Michiko Tarumi, brothers Redro Jr. and Ben Racelis, sister Aloha Carvalho, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Waikoloa Community Church, 68-3625 Paniolo Ave., Waikoloa. Services:11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Dorothy M. Gross

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Aug. 22, 2013
Dorothy M. Gross, 92, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hibbing, Minn. She is survived by son the Rev. Thomas L. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Mass:11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Elizabeth Setsuko Honda Jenkins

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July 26, 2013
Elizabeth Setsuko Honda Jenkins, 90, of Kailua, a homemaker, died. She was born in Wailuku,Maui. She is survived by son David and brother Randall Honda. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu MemorialPark &Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. No flowers.

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Charles K. Kahaunaele

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Aug. 10, 2013
Charles K. Kahaunaele, 90, of Waianae, a retired Sida Taxi Co. driver and retired Army master sergeant, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Keoho‘okalani W. and Charles T.P. Kahaunaele and Alan and Philip A. Jimenez; daughter Marleen U. Kahaunaele; brothers John Jensen and Eugene Kahaunaele; sisters Julina Lung, Elaine Aweau, Vivian Foster and LottyAnn Rowland; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services:9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Wai-anae Chapel, 85-574 Plantation Road. Inurnment:11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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JOHN K.N. KANEHAILUA

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JOHN K.N. KANEHAILUA The family of the late John K. N. Kanehailua wishes to express our heartfelt thanks for your words of comfort and warm expressions of sympathy We appreciate the love and friendship extended to our family throughout the years and especially at this time. We would also like to send our deepest love and appreciation to our Galton-Paris family for always loving and supporting both our parents throughout the years and continuing to be there for us unconditionally. Clu Kanehailua and family Jill & Daniel Posiulai and family

Esther K. Kekuna

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Aug. 19, 2013
Esther K. Kekuna, 87, of Hilo, a retired licensed practical nurse for the former Hilo Hospital, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama. She was born in Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Earl and Lucas Jr., four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services:10:30 a.m. Committal services to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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PAUL S. KENNEDY

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PAUL S. KENNEDY Rev. Paul S. Kennedy “Papa Paul”, age 79, Honolulu Hawaii passed away at home on August 20th, 2013. He was born on 7/28/1934 to Bishop Harry S. Kennedy and Katharine K. Kennedy in Denver, Colorado. He was convinced he was the favorite son amongst his four brothers, Bruce, David, Joel and Mark who all moved to Hawaii in 1944. He was married to his loving wife of 50 years, Rebe H. Kennedy on November, 18th, 1963. Paul attended ‘Iolani School and graduated in 1952 and went on to earn a B.A. from Trinity College and a Master of Divinity degree from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. In between, he served for three years as a jet bomber pilot for the Strategic Air Command in Arkansas. From 1963-1966 he was co-director for Project LIFE in Guatemala during which time he was ordained in the Episcopal Church and served as diocesan coordinator as well as welcomed his first and favorite child, Raquel. He moved his small family to Mexico City in 1968 to serve as chaplain and instructor in sociology at the St. Andrew’s Seminary in Mexico City during which another favorite child was born, Paul Che. In 1970 the family moved to Tucson, AZ to continue his passion for learning in Urban Anthropology. Here, his final favorite child was born, Ian. Papa Paul’s passion for teaching and love of Hawaii brought him back to Oahu in 1970 where he started his career at his alma mater, ‘Iolani School. Here he greatly impacted the lives of many during his time as a Teacher, Counselor & Head of Admissions. He retired in 1996 after 26 years of dedicated service. After his retirement, he was heavily involved with the Hawaii Literacy Society as a volunteer teacher and trainer as well as a part time teacher of AP Psychology at ‘Iolani School. Papa Paul had a deep love of sports, especially playing tennis, and was an avid supporter of all the ‘Iolani Sports teams as well as any team his grandchildren played on. He is survived by his loving wife, Rebe Kennedy, three children, Raquel Leong, Paul Che Kennedy & Ian Kennedy and five grandchildren, Timothy & Daniel Leong and Connor, Julia & Kai Kennedy and walking partner, Scooby. We will miss him dearly, especially his sense of humor. We love you, Papa. The funeral will be a private family service with ashes scattered at sea. A Eucharist Service open to all will be held in Paul’s honor on Saturday, August 31, 2013, 9am at St. Alban’s Chapel, ‘Iolani School. In lieu of flowers the family requests that gifts be made in his honor to ‘Iolani School. All gifts will be directed to the Scholarship Fund.

Janice Ann Kerns

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Aug. 19, 2013
Janice Ann Kerns, 79, of Ewa Beach, a medical equipment technician, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Iowa. She is survived by husband Bryan D.; sons Bryan D. Jr., Gary and Robert; daughter Connie; sister Sharon Throckmorton; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Hatsuko Kikumoto

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July 18, 2013
Hatsuko Kikumoto, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died inHonolulu. She was born in Ho-nolulu. She is survived by sons Edward, Ronald and Daniel; daughters Karen Nakayama and Kay Jellison; sisters Aiko Ichishita and Rose Onaka; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Larry Kris Kimbell

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Aug. 13, 2013
LarryKris Kimbell, 55, of Eden Roc, Mountain View, Hawaii, died at home. He was born in New Haven, Conn. He is survived by mother Pamela; brothers Mark, Richard, Charles and Davis; sister Sherri; and grandparent Elaine McDavid. Celebration of life to be held today.

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Veronica Leimomi Sinenci Lono

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Aug. 15, 2013
Veronica Leimomi Sinenci “Tita” Lono, 63, of Hana, Maui, a former Hotel Hana Maui housekeeper, died at her daughter’s home in Wailuku. She was born in Hana. She is survived by husband Jerrymeyer; son Jerrymeyer “Moke” Jr.; daughter Jeronica “Lehua” Lono-Cloudy; hanai son Shane Sinenci; brothers Stephen, Francis, Pauly, Peter, Egot and Victor Sinenci; sister Angela Tavares; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hana. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Puuiki Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Dan Minoru Mezurashi

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Aug. 14, 2013
Dan MinoruMezurashi, 61, of Honolulu, a carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by brother Wayne. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Priscilla Mae Moreno

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July 19, 2013
Priscilla Mae “Cilla” Moreno, 59, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Alfred A. Jr., Frank J., Mark A. and Marcus J.; daughters Rosaline A. andRowlena M. Moreno, Rayline H.A. Garcia and Mistyann L. Hernandez; brothers Phillip W., Frank J. and Louis J. Santiago; sisters Maria E.A. Meneses and Nadine S. Cabalar; 34 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Burial:1 p.m. at HawaiianMemorialPark.

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EDITHA ALEJO MUNCAL

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EDITHA ALEJO MUNCAL Age 70, of Waipahu, HI, passed away July 29, 2013 in Aiea. Born October 16, 1942 in Carmona Cavite, Philippines. Formerly employed by Skychef Catering, and retired from Aramark at Aloha Stadium. She is survived by husband, Manuel R. Muncal; sons, Edwin A. Muncal, Edinol A. Muncal; daughters, Leila M. (Michael) Marcelino, Joy A. Muncal; sisters, Anita J. (Leonardo) Barrera, Sara J. Peji, Soledad J. (Amando) De Jesus; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (August 30) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Saturday (August 31) at Our Lady of Good Council Church; (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

George Yoshikazu Murakami

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July 27, 2013
George Yoshikazu Murakami, 76, of Waipahu died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Masumi, son Irving S., daughter Donna K. Isidro-Murakami, brother Frank H. and six grandchildren. Private services.

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Elaine Imanaka Niimi

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July 21, 2013
Elaine Imanaka Niimi of Haleiwa died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Frank and John, daughters Susan Niimi and Elizabeth McCord, brothers Robert and Herbert Imanaka, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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William Satoshi Ozaki

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Aug. 13, 2013
William Satoshi Ozaki, 79, of Pearl City, a retired sheet metal contractor, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Kona. He is survived by daughters Jo-Ann Ozaki, Donna Hunt and Karen Fujii; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Wednesday at MililaniMortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Alexander Palpallatoc

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Aug. 22, 2013
Alexander Palpallatoc, 84, of Honolulu, a retired computer aide at Fort Shafter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ulupalakua, Maui.He is survived by sons Michael, Shayne, Scott, Douglas, Ronald, Warren and Lionel; daughters Lorna Lualhati and Alicia Palpallatoc; brothers Paulino and Alfonso; sister Esmenina Blair; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation:10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial:2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples MemorialPark. Aloha attire. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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ALAN P. QUITO

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ALAN P. QUITO Age 40, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 31, 2013 in Aiea. Born January 14, 1973 in Angeles City, Philippines. He is survived by father, Teofilo H. “Phil” Quito; mother, Isabel P. Quito; brothers, Angelito P. Quito, Antonino P. (Belia) Quito; sisters, Arlene Q. (Glenn) Rivera, Abigayle P.Q. (Matthew) Johnson. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (August 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Robert Alan Somera

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Aug. 6, 2013
Robert Alan Somera, 51, of Ewa Beach, a Hosoi Garden Mortuary embalmer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carrie F., son Robert Jr., daughter Chalsea, mother Jacqueline L., brother Richard, sister Robyn and two grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services:6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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GREGORIO B. IRIS SR.

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GREGORIO B. IRIS SR. Age 92, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away July 31, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born May 9, 1921 in Buguey, Cagayan, Philippines. A loving husband, father of six with a successful career of 30 years as a milkman delivery truck driver with Meadow Gold Dairies. Preceded in death by his parents, Vicente and Antonina Iris; wife, Jolita T. Iris and grandson, Nelsen Bernardo. He is survived by sons, Gregorio B. (Kathy) Iris Jr., Ben (Robin) Iris; daughters, Erlinda (Norman Sr.) Bernardo of Utah, Janice (Bonifacio Jr.) Balanay, Carol (Gary) Asano, Gloria Santiago; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (August 30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.


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