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BERNARD F. CASSIDY

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REV. BERNARD F. CASSIDY, S.J. Father Bernard F. Cassidy, S.J., 96, died September 15 in Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. A Jesuit since 1954, he recently celebrated his 50th anniversary of priestly ordination. Bernie was born in Los Angeles in 1917 and was a 1940 graduate of Santa Clara University, where he majored in electrical engineering. From 1940 until 1953 he worked as a civilian electrical engineer for the Army and Air Force, involved in the design, installation, repair and instruction in the use of electrical and electronic systems at military bases in Hawaii and Sandia, New Mexico. After his ordination to the priesthood in 1963, he taught theology and served as student chaplain at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles (1965-67), and in parish ministry at Blessed Sacrament Church, Hollywood, Christ the King Church, San Diego (1968-78) and Holy Family Church, San Jose (1979-82). In 1982 he returned to Hawaii and served as Director of Spiritual Services at St. Francis Medical Center, Honolulu, retiring in 1992. He then became a hospice chaplain until 2005, when he retired to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center. During his four decades of ministry Bernie touched the lives of countless students, parishioners and hospital patients. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, 300 College Avenue, Los Gatos 95030 with committal immediately following at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara 95050. Donations in Father Cassidy’s memory may be made to the California Province of the Society of Jesus, P.O. Box 68, Los Gatos, CA 95031 or to a charity of your choice.

FELICITAS “ISING” RESURRECCION CASTILLO

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FELICITAS ISING RESURRECCION CASTILLO Age 77, of Waialua, HI, passed away September 1, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born November 23, 1935 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Was employed at Dole Cannery. Member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Wahiawa Iloco Congregation. She is survived by children, Mario (Cresencia) Castillo, Adoracion “Doreen” (Manny) Lampitoc, Leticia (Jimmy) Agustin, Benigno (Miriam) Castillo, Josephine “Josie” (Ireneo) Digap, Wilfredo (Priscilla “Precy”) Castillo, Federico (Blezie) Castillo, Ireneo (Jovelyn) Castillo; 20 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children; brothers, Feliciano (Loring) Resurreccion, Romulo (Josefina) Resurreccion. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (Sept. 23) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 24) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10 a.m. Burial 12 Noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Ronald Dellork

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Sept. 3, 2013
Dr. Ronald Dellork, 71, of Honolulu, a retired dentist in Kailua and a Navy veteran, died. He was born in Rome, N.Y. He is survived by brothers Robert and Dr. Richard. Services to be held Saturday in Rome. Donations suggested to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. For more information, visit gullafuneral.com.

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ALEJO “LICO” F. DOMINGO

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ALEJO LICO F. DOMINGO Age 84, of Pearl City, HI, passed away August 24, 2013 in Aiea. Born July 17, 1929 in Philippines. He is survived by sons, Danny Domingo, Albert (Lanie) Domingo; daughters, Nenita Domingo, Jocelyn (Roland) Advincula, Lydia (Henry) Berdadero; brothers, Rolando Domingo of Philippines; sisters, Rosalia Batacan, Nieves Magaway; 9 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 22) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (Sept. 23) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City). Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

LEONARDA “NORA” DOMINGO

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LEONARDA NORA DOMINGO Age 85, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away August 30, 2013 in Kapolei. Born December 18, 1927 in Paia, Maui, HI. She retired as a truck driver from Del Monte. A member of the Badoc Pinili Association. She is survived by spouse, Feliciano M. Domingo; sons, Johnny (Sharon) Quia, Elfren (Jennifer) Alviar of NV, Roland (Esther) Belena of Maui, Nicky (Tina) Domingo of CO; daughters, Marcie (Ampy) Cabico, Nita Elvenia of NY, Tessie (David) Vierra, Mila (Dan) Powers of NV, Angie (Ray) Calamaan, Val (Bob) Mowers of AZ, Marcia Domingo (Tommy) Sumile, Abby Domingo Bassim; brother, George (Charlie) Binabise of OR; sister, Rose (Victor) Clavel of NV; 24 grandchildren 38 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 24) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 25) at St Jude Catholic Church; (92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

THOMAS FRANCIS FRIAS

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9-18 THOMAS FRANCIS FRIASTHOMAS FRANCIS FRIAS Thomas Francis Frias, 63, of Kahalu’u, HI, passed away September 6th, 2013. Tom was born on August 16th, 1950 in Honolulu. He was a heavy equipment operator and then enjoyed a career in auto sales for over 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Emma Frias, children, Natalie Calvo (Leonard), Kamuela, Andrew, and Nikki, 10 grand and 2 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on September 20, 2013 at KEY Project 47-200 Waihe’e Rd, Kahaluu. 8:30 a.m. Visitation, 10:00 a.m. Service.

KIYOKO FUJIKAWA

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KIYOKO FUJIKAWA Kiyoko Fujikawa, 96, of Honolulu, passed on to join her husband, Kaoru Fujikawa, on August 27, 2013 at Kaiser Medical Center. Born in Preston, Idaho, she was raised in Hiroshima, Japan before moving to Honolulu, where she spent the rest of her life. She and her husband founded Fuji’s Market in 1955. She is survived by sons, Daniel N. (Dawn), William Y. (Janet), Samuel T. and daughter, Velma M. (Nobumichi) Nakamura; 12 grandchildren and 21 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation at 5:00 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers.

THOMAS BECK KUKUNAOKALA GOHIER

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THOMAS BECK KUKUNAOKALA GOHIER Age 63, of Waianae, HI, passed away August 29, 2013 in Aiea. Born March 9, 1950 in Honolulu, HI. A retired heavy equipment operator with Local 3. He is survived by wife, Francine P. Gohier; son, Thomas J.K. (Amber) Gohier; daughters, Mona J.K. (Willis) Gohier, Aja K. (Mouthiane) Singnakhone, Cheyenne P. (Eli) Gohier, Chyna P. (Rico) Gohier; brothers, Marvin (Shirley) Gohier, Stanley Sniffen, Murray K. Sniffen; sister, Leslie Gohier; 16 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (Sept. 23) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Scattering 12:00 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 29) at Maili Beach Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Moses C. Hepa

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July 25, 2013
Moses C. Hepa, 79, of Honolulu, a general labor foreman, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Paulette, sons Christopher and Jason, daughter Shelly Montalbo, brother Peter, sister Momi Clover, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 3 p.m.

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Mary Tamaki Honda

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Sept. 3, 2013
Mary Tamaki Honda, 84, of Kaneohe, a state public schools cafeteria worker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Neil, Ray and Lloyd; daughters Dale Chang and Jean Ogawa; brother Richard Takahashi; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at the cemetery.

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Samuel E. Polson II

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Aug. 9, 2013
Samuel E. Polson II, 80, of Honolulu, an actor and journalist, and an Air Force and Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Portsmith, Va. He is survived by wife Patricia E. Gillespie, three sons, four daughters and 12 grandchildren. Private services.

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CAROLINE MEW LUNG JAVONILLO

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9-18 Caroline Mew Lung Javonillo NEwCAROLINE MEW LUNG JAVONILLO A Celebration of Life will be held for Caroline Mew Lung Javonillo, who passed away peacefully at Queen’s Medical Center on September 02, 2013 at the age of 82. Caroline is lovingly remembered by sons Richard (Francine), Melvin (Veronica), Nelson, daughters Sandra (Gary) Fujimoto, Lisa Javonillo, 4 grandchildren and 3 great -grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings, Constance Young, Hannah (Robert) Tom, Phyllis Aana, Ronald (Nancy) Ching, Clayton Lee and Celine (Kelvin) Takahashi. She is predeceased by husband (Richard H.) and son (Russell D.) Javonillo. Services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 12:30pm. Visitation 11:00am- 12:30pm. Interment to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 2:00pm. Casual Attire.

Laurel Russell Tisdel Jr.

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Sept. 3, 2013
Laurel Russell “Russ” Tisdel Jr., 70, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Crowley Marine chief engineer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by daughter Jenny Ransome, sister Vicki and two grandchildren. Private services

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Flora F. Kakuni

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Sept. 11, 2013
Flora F. Kakuni, 89, of Honolulu, an RCA Global Communications accounting supervisor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Noboru, son Richard, brother Minoru Yamauchi, sisters Hanako Tokioka and Betty Warden, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Private burial. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Dorothy Yaeko Kaneshige

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Aug. 29, 2013
Dorothy Yaeko Kaneshige of Kailua died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Herbert, daughter Sharon Tamaru, sisters Elsie Iwanaga and Hazel Uemura, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Durmond Kwock Ming Look

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Aug. 23, 2013
Durmond Kwock Ming Look, 85, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor of a government telecommunications contracting company and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Damian; daughters Leticia Nagata, and Jamie, Jonna and Dera Look; brother Korlo; sisters Daisy Chun, Katharine Goo, Mary Jung, Loretta Lum and Wendy Yonamine; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Abbie Aulani Mahoe

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Aug. 1, 2013
Abbie Aulani Mahoe, 62, of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by sons Evan and Brenton Balderama; daughter Natasha Balderama; brothers Benjamin, Joseph and William; sisters Kuulei Adams, Linda “Ulu” Ikeda and Bunnie Mahoe; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Richard Joseph Marlin

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Aug. 11, 2013
Richard Joseph Marlin, 71, of Honolulu, a retired auto mechanic and an Army veteran, died in VA Community Living Center. He was born in Salt Lake City. He is survived by sons Gary L. and Robert J., brothers Michael D. and Phillip G. Marlen, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha or casual attire.

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Katinia Fe’ofa’aki Mikaele

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Sept. 4, 2013
Katinia Fe’ofa’aki Mikaele, 46, of Kaneohe died in Honolulu. She was born in Tonga. She is survived by husband Mikaele I., son Lolomana T., daughter Koloveteki A., brothers Chevrolet L. and Malakai J.K., and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday at First Tongan United Methodist Church of Hawaii, Waimanalo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Ellen Chidori Nagasawa

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Sept. 1, 2013
Ellen Chidori Nagasawa, 85, of Waimanalo, a factory worker, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lawrence S. Jr. and John H., daughter Victoria C. and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Aiko Nakao

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Aug. 27, 2013
Aiko Nakao, 87, of Kahului died in Roselani Place, Kahului. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Glenn; brother Charles Matsubara; sisters Ann N. Kuwada, Miyoko Nakagawa and Setsuko Takahashi; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Grace Bible Church Maui, 635 S. Hina Ave., Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Private burial. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Tae Jik Noh

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Sept. 14, 2013
Tae Jik Noh, 62, of Honolulu, a driver for The Cab, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. He was born in South Korea. He is survived by wife Hyun Ok, sons Chung Bang and Jeong Do, mother Kun Suk, brother Tae Kwan, sister Eun Kyung and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Agape Mission Baptist Church.

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Domingo Pasion Palma

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Aug. 24, 2013
Domingo Pasion Palma, 73, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. He was born in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonida E.; sons William, Allan and Florante; daughters Criselda P. Lacamiento, Susan P. Mamaclay, Faye and Corazon Palma, and Emie P. Husain; brother Mariano; sisters Teresita Pasion, Nina Corpuz and Teresa Abalos; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Hillary Lynn Pheasant

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July 25, 2013
Hillary Lynn Pheasant, 59, of Keaau, Hawaii, a children’s art and play therapist, died at home. She was born in Massachusetts. She is survived by daughter Natalie, mother Arline Davis, brother Jeffrey, sisters Deborah Pheasant and Jean P. Campbell, stepbrothers Bruce and Glenn Davis, and stepsister Jean Davis. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Nova Feituufoou Ponitini

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Sept. 14, 2013
Nova Feituufoou Ponitini, 77, of Kahului, a retired woodcarver, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by sons Sioeli, Leo, Vili, Falapaongo and Salesi; daughters Uaikiki Lavaka, Poaki Kaulave, Vika Peteli, Luisa Ngalu and Linita Holani; brothers Taulango, Hola and Sione; hanai brother Solomone Peni; hanai sister Seini Funaki; 98 grandchildren; and 54 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5-10 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Stake Center. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at the church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial at noon at Puehuehuiki Cemetery, Lahaina. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Carmen Atos Raymundo

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Aug. 29, 2013
Carmen Atos Raymundo, 74, of Waialua, a Waialua Sugar Plantation retiree, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Ambuclao City, Benguet, Philippines. She is survived by husband Severo A., son Greg Cabico, daughter Sofia R. Malinay, sister Mary Campic, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Eunice Yau Tai Soto

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Sept. 10, 2013
Eunice Yau Tai Soto, 95, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, died in Kona. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Edward Jr. and Eric; daughters Mary N. Pacheco, Linda Perkins, Gwendolyn Ormita and Angeline Hal-Mann; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Jose Pagala Sr.

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Sept. 14, 2013
Jose “Joe” Pagala Sr., 88, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired Kekaha Sugar Co. service truck driver and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Adela; sons Fred and Danny Patricio, and Shelben, Michael, Jose Jr., Lester and Brandon Pagala; daughters Vicky Dias and Esther Pagala; sister Fermina Bungcayao; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Kekaha, Kauai. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Casual attire.

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Edwin Takeshi Tanaka

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July 1, 2013
Edwin Takeshi Tanaka, 75, of Reno, Nev., a retired United Airlines flight attendant and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Shawn and Lyle; brothers Yoshinori, Jack and Howard; and sisters Jane Yoshimura, Virginia Kimura and Mildred Tamashiro. Private services. No flowers.

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Mathilda Boskie Vegas

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Sept. 14, 2013
Mathilda Boskie Vegas, 88, of Honolulu, a retired telephone operator for the Air Force-Pacific Air Forces Base Command, died at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Alan; daughters Antoinette Vegas, Geraldine V. Foster, Stephanie V. Salveson and Victoria V. Muraki; sisters Mabel Roman and Marie “Tootsie” Vassar; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Aiea. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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