Archive for September 22nd, 2013

THOMAS S. M. LEU

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9-22 THOMAS LEU b&w[1]THOMAS S. M. LEU Thomas Seu Mun Leu (“Tommy”) passed peacefully on August 29, 2013 at the age of 96. Born in China on June 16, 1917, he immigrated to Honolulu at the age of 3. He graduated from McKinley High School and the University of Hawaii. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion (“Seabees”), followed by a career in civil service as an engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers and the Navy Public Works Center. He took pride in his participation in projects at Tripler Hospital, the Arizona Memorial, Punchbowl Cemetery and throughout southeast Asia. In retirement, he enjoyed golfing and swimming, and cherished time with his family, particularly his grandchildren who visited from the mainland each summer. He will be remembered for his keen sense of humor, gift for storytelling, generous nature and his famous smoked chicken and char siu. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Camillia; his daughters, Rachael (Charles) Hagner and Charlotte (Russell) Hamamoto, four grand- children; and one great- grandson. A private burial at Punchbowl and reflection of Tommy’s life was held.

Kathleen Taeko Akimoto

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Sept. 14, 2013
Kathleen Taeko Akimoto, 87, of Honolulu, a retired administration and personnel specialist for the 15th Civil Engineer Squadron at Hickam Air Force Base, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert H. and sister Lillian Kikaoka. Graveside services:11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

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CREDO A. BISQUERA

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

9-22 CREDO BISQUERACREDO A. BISQUERA Age 86, of Mililani, HI, passed away September 9, 2013 in Honolulu. Born April 22, 1927 in Santa Barbara, CA. A Korean War veteran, also an educator for 30+ years at Waianae Elementary School. He is survived by wife, Marilynn Bisquera; daughters, Marla (Denton) Miyamura, Kari Bisquera; 3 grandchildren; brother, Roosevelt Garner Bisquera. Visitation 5:15 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 26) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Burial 9:00 a.m. Friday (Sept. 27) at Mililani Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in Credo’s name or to Christ Lutheran Church of Mililani, 95-1361 Meheula Pkwy., Mililani, HI 96789.

ELSIE BREDO

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9-22 ELSIE M. BREDO b&wELSIE BREDO Elsie Bredo, 83 of Waikoloa died Aug 16. Born in Yorkton, Sask. She was a dedicated teacher’s aide. Lovingly missed by her family. Memorial Service: Sept. 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm, Kilohana United Methodist, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Leonie Yuk Lan Calunod

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Sept. 17, 2013
Leonie Yuk Lan Calunod, 73, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Deacon Andy J.; sons Guy Hera and Miles Calunod; daughters Roberta Reese, Bonnie Phelps, Lorna Miller and Michelle Spiegel; brother CalvinLai; sisters Lurena Orosz and Joanne Parker; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services:6 p.m. Additional visitation:10 a.m. Friday at St. Augustine Church. Mass:10:30 a.m. Burial:3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Grace Correa Carter

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Sept. 13, 2013
Grace Correa Carter, 96, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons David and Morty, brother James “Jimmy”Correa, 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation:8 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Celebration of life:10 a.m. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jens Kamaluhiaokalani Coloma

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Aug. 18, 2013
Jens Kamaluhiaokalani “Lil Jens” Coloma, 27, of Waimanalo died in Las Vegas. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by parents Lawrence and Annette and sisters Shasta Coloma and Sharae Wolfe. Services:10 a.m. Oct. 5 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 41-054 Ehukai St., Waimanalo. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Aurelio Zaragosa Evangelista

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Sept. 19, 2013
Aurelio Zaragosa Evangelista, 84, of Lahaina, a retired landscaper, died at home. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria; son Julio; daughters Natividad Ancheta, Erlinda Cortado, Marina Manera and Evelyn Gali; sister Basilia Evangelista; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina. Mass:7 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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DR. YOLA MEYER FORBES

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9-22 YOLA M. FORBESYOLA M. FORBES Born 11/10/33. Graduate of KS (`51), UC Davis (PhD`69) and UH Law (JD`83). A professor, attorney & servant leader, she died 9/9/13 on Molokai after years of disability & care from many, including Bill & Charity Kekauoha & daughter Malia Greaney. Also survived by son Owen & five grandchildren. Widow of David (’99). Memorial to be held 10/5/13 at 11am at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church on Molokai. Donations may be made to the Yola Meyer Forbes Molokai High Scholarship. Inquiries: 227-9210.

Matsue Fujii

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Sept. 14, 2013
Matsue Fujii, 100, of Lahaina, Maui, owner of Ichiki Store, now known as Olowalu General Store, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Wallace and Donald, brother Hidemi Ichiki, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Sept. 29 at Lahaina Jodo Mission. Services:10:30 a.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Lahaina Jodo Mission. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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LOUISE LILINOE MILLER GALANG

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9-22 LOUISE MILLER GALANG b&wLOUISE LILINOE MILLER GALANG Louise Lilinoe Miller Galang passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the age of 99. Beloved mother, homemaker and part-time business woman, she was born in Wailuku, Maui and as a young child moved to Hilo, Hawaii. After her marriage to V.S. Galang, she lived in Honolulu and in the same home for more than 70 years. She is survived by children Carolyn (Roy Nakasato), Marilyn (Henning Endrulat) of Germany, Valentine (Josephine) of California, Richard, Babette, and Patrick, eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, brother Jason Miller of Texas and numerous other relatives and in-laws in Hawaii and throughout the US and Germany. She was preceded in death by her husband Valentine, two daughters- in-law Chae Chong and Julie Ann Won, and eight siblings. A memorial service will be held at Borthwick-Mauka Mortuary on Friday, September 27. Visitation from 9:00 am, program from 10:30 to 11:30. Burial at Hawaiian Memorial Park at 2:00 pm.

Ruth Marie Hazel

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Aug. 2, 2013
Ruth Marie Hazel, 87, of Kapolei, a secretary and bookkeeper at Paradise Fixtures in Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Brentwood, Calif. She is survived by sons Daniel and Steven, daughter Ronna Marie, nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes:10 a.m. Saturday at Lanikai Boat Ramp in Kailua. Celebration of life to follow at Jose’s Mexican Cafe & Cantina, 1134 Koko Head Ave., Kaimuki. Casual attire. Aloha attire.

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Geraldine Mitsuko Honda

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Sept. 8, 2013
Geraldine Mitsuko Honda, 86, of Wailuku, a retired MauiMedical Group registered nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Shufflo S., sons Bryan and Lane, daughters Gail Mun, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation:3 p.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services:4 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences:nakamuramortuary.com.

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PHILOMENA THERESA HORNER

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9-22-560106--Philomena-Theresa-HornerPHILOMENA THERESA HORNER MENA 95, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2013 at Tripler Army Medical Center. She was a former model and a homemaker. She was born in Conception Harbor, Newfoundland, Canada. She is survived by sons, Thomas M. (Jen) Horner and Thomas L. (Cheryl-Lynn), Jr. Horner; daughters, Sandra M. (Noel) Bourquin and Michele A. Horner; 15 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Star of the Sea Church. Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

JAMES “RAY” SMITH, JR.

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JAMES RAY SMITH, JR. James “Ray” Smith, Jr. passed away peacefully with his beloved wife Dorothy at his side on July 29, 2013. Their only son David helped take care of his father during his eight year struggle with Parkinson’s. Ray was born on March 17, 1930 in Alda, Nebraska and was a veteran of the Korean War. Ray and Dorothy were married on June 3, 1956. They moved to Hawaii in September 1959 when Ray began teaching at the University of Hawaii Lab School. He later moved to the Field Services Dept. of the College of Education at the UH. During his tenure there, Ray spent two years in Saipan, one year in Ponape, and many happy summers in the Marshall Islands in an effort to support their educational system. He retired from the UH in July 1995. Ray was the oldest of six children and is survived by his brother Don of Dallas, Texas, his brother Richard of Minatare, Nebraska, and his sister Dixie of Green River, Wyoming. Ray’s love of teaching and his dedication to lifelong learning will be remembered by the many students and teachers whose lives were touched by this patient and gracious man. His family mourn the loss of a generous, kind, and loving husband, father, and brother. A Memorial Service will be held in December.

Herman Manuel Paulino Jr.

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Sept. 3, 2013
Herman Manuel Paulino Jr., 37, of Honolulu, a Brew Moon Restaurant line cook and security guard, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Julita A. “Gloria,” brother Jessie and sisters JoAnn Paulino and Hermelita Jane Olipares. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Services:6:30 p.m. Additional visitation:9 a.m. Friday at the church. Mass:10:30 a.m. Burial:noon at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences:hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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BIKER KAREN KAHAWAI

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

9-22-13 BIKER KAREN KAHAWAIIn Loving Memory Of My Wife BIKER KAREN KAHAWAI Wherever life takes you in heaven, you will always be my wife. I will always love you, see you later Biker Karen. Aloha Aloha Aloha Just Me Your Other Half Biker Bolo Kahawai Until We Meet Again

George Keoki Kela

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July 29, 2013
George Keoki Kela, 66, of California, a retired Bekins truck driver in Los Angeles and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Long Beach, Calif. He was born in Keaukaha. He is survived by wife Colleen L.; son John; daughters Emmalani and Stacie K. Kela, and Kristen Kela-Liggins; brothers Richard Sr. and Eric; sisters Ellen Lainaholo, Patience Brown and Laverne Lewis; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life:10 a.m. Oct. 5 at Puhi Bay.

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Margaret A. Leach

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Sept. 11, 2013
Margaret A. Leach, 89, of Kula, Maui, a schoolteacher and artist, died at home. She was born in Pasadena, Calif. She is survived by husband Willis E.; sons Brian, Mark, Steven and Matthew Daniells; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Scattering of ashes:9:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at Kanaha Beach Park at the upper parking lot. Online condolences:nakamuramortuary.com.

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Patricia Susana Lorenzo

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Sept. 18, 2013
Patricia Susana Lorenzo, 49, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii associate professor at the Cancer Center, died in Kailua. She was born in Argentina and received her doctorate in pharmacology at the University of Buenos Aires. She is survived by husband Daniel H. Maio; sons Dylan R. and Owen G. Maio; daughter Fiona J. Maio; mother Lidia Lapadura; sisters Maria and Veronica; hanai mother Zulema C. Binasco de Maio; hanai sisters Roxana L. Maio and Leticia E.Perez; and hanai parents Toti and Malena. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Church. Mass:11 a.m.

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Karl Adrian McGibboney

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Aug. 9, 2013
Karl Adrian McGibboney, 63, of Honolulu, a retired Ala Moana Hotel security guard, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Hazel L. and brothers John F. and Nathan M. Graveside services:10:15 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head MemorialPark. Casual attire.

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Shirley Ann Naleieha

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Sept. 17, 2013
Shirley Ann Naleieha, 55, of Lahaina, a Royal Lahaina Resort pantry cook, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by brothers James “Bobo”Jr. and Wayne Naleieha. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints new chapel, Lahaina. Services:10:30 a.m. Luncheon to follow at Aunty’s house. Online condolences:nakamuramortuary.com.

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JANICE MIYO HOSHINO AH NEE

Posted On September 22nd, 2013 -

9-22 JANICE AH NEEJANICE MIYO HOSHINO AH NEE 52, of Honolulu passed away September 4, 2013 in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii on February 16, 1961 to her father Richard Hoshino, mother Esther Fukuda Hoshino, and two older brothers Paul (Sandy) nephew Lon Hoshino, Roy Hoshino. Janice is survived by husband, Lawrence Richard Ah Nee.; sister in law Nora (Kakela) Deering; step son, Christian G. K. Ah Nee, step daughter, Robyn C. Ah Nee; step grandsons, Jordan K. Ah Nee, Kilika C. Ah Nee, Aunties, Uncles, Cousins, Nephews and Nieces. Janice is also survived by her Ohana from Kaiser high school where she graduated, Ohana from her Tennis years and her Ohana in every day life. Janice also had a special bond with her co/workers with the State of Hawaii. Janice was a caring, loving and humble person. Visitation 5 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East Chapel; service 6 p.m. No flowers.

Gregory Nelson

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Aug. 24, 2013
Gregory”Curly”Nelson, 65, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. He was born in Glendale, Calif. He is survived by sons Gregory K. and BrianS., daughter Carlotta L., brother Charles Nelson, sister Candy Negrete and five grandchildren. Celebration of life:10 a.m. Saturday at Kawela Bay, North Shore, Field No. 1. Casual attire. Flowers welcome

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Edward Tsutomu Okuhara

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Aug. 29, 2013
Edward Tsutomu Okuhara, 79, of Honolulu, a National Guard veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Harriet; daughters Tammy Kajiyama, Robyn Wago and Jackie T. Bonifacio; brothers Nobu, Fred, Tamotsu and Raymond; sister Janet; and three grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6 p.m. Inurnment:10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers.

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John Alvin Robello

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Sept. 11, 2013
John Alvin Robello, 46, of Honolulu, a heavy equipment operator, died in Honolulu. He was born inHonolulu. He is survived by sons Conrad and Cody Robello-Passi; daughters Chyann and Carsyn Robello-Passi; brothers Tony De Mello and Ernest and Frank Robello; sister Mary Tarutani; and two grandchildren. Visitation:5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services:6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Feliciano A. Sanchez

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Sept. 1, 2013
Feliciano A. Sanchez, 78, of Wailuku, Maui, an irrigator for Wailuku Sugar Co., died at home.He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Ofelia C., sons Ferdinand C. and Jerold C., brothers Federito C. and Joauqin A., sister Felicia Guieb and two grandchildren. Services:6-9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Additional services:9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the mortuary. Burial:12:30 p.m. at Maui MemorialPark. Online condolences:ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Beatrice Ann Sugai

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Sept. 10, 2013
Beatrice Ann “Annie” Sugai, 89, of Keaukaha, Hawaii, a retired HawaiianLinen Supply employee, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Napoopoo, Kona. She is survived by sons LarryVictorino Sr. and Steven and Stanley Sugai; daughters Elsie Yim, SharonMidallia and Charlotte V. Davis; hanai sons Francis “Mackey,” Richard and Chris “Nicky”Harris; hanai daughters Winona I. Hai-Kelly, Roxanne Costa, Le Schumaker, Crystal Toribio and Lakisha-Kyrie Victorino-Hose; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation:6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services:7 p.m. Graveside services:noon Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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RAYMOND YOSHITERU TAJIRI

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9-22 558668-01-01 Raymond Yoshiteru TajiriRAYMOND YOSHITERU TAJIRI Raymond Yoshiteru Tajiri, 87, of Honolulu passed away peacefully at home on August 18, 2013. He was born on October 23, 1925 in Honolulu. He was predeceased by his wife, Winifred Emiko Tajiri who passed away on October 13, 2010. Survived by sons: Andrew (Donna Mae), Brian (Karen), Keith (Annette), and Kenny (Darlene); daughter: Claudia (Alan) Morikawa; grandchildren: Jamie (Brandon), Jill (Elbe), Baron, Rex, Tammy, Kristi (Keola), Justin, Joshua, Ashleey and Jeremy; great grandchildren: Kenzie, Jadon, Paittyn and Kharleey. Raymond was the co-owner and chairman of Tajiri Lumber, Ltd. He was a man with strong work ethic and integrity. During his teenage years he helped at the family’s piggery. Then in the 1940s with his father and brothers they founded Tajiri Lumber, Ltd., a lumber salvage company, the first of its kind at that time. The company ventured into the house moving business in the 1950s, then evolved into the demolition business while continuing to use the original business name, TAJIRI LUMBER, LTD. He headed countless demolition projects including the Waikiki Biltmore Hotel (which was Hawaii’s first implosion), the Alexander Young Hotel’s electricity plant, Liberty House downtown, the original Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Tower, Castle Park and King Kamehameha Hotel in Kona. In 2013, Raymond received his patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his invention of the “ripper blade”, an excavator attachment for the demolition of fuel tanks. His love for his business continued even through his late 80s, as he came to work every day to “oversee” the business. Raymond and Winifred enjoyed traveling regularly to Las Vegas. His picture is displayed on the Hall of Fame wall at the Fremont Hotel. He was also a big fan of football. His other hobbies included growing fruits, vegetables, and beautiful flowers which he generously shared with family and friends. He was proud that the tree he planted when he was young and living near the area that is now known as Kahala Elementary School is still standing on the Pahoa Avenue corner. He was a great father, grandfather and great grandfather and will forever be remembered. Visitation: 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4:00 p.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Henry Tsang

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Sept. 17, 2013
Henry Tsang, 65, of Honolulu, a pastor at Calvary Assembly of God, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by wife Ruth; sons Aaron and Moses; brother Wing On; sisters So King Cheung, So Mui Tsang and So Mei Tsang; and two grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Assembly of God. Services:9:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

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