Archive for November 10th, 2013

DAVID DANIEL SOUZA SR. “SOUZAMAN”

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11-10  DAVID SOUZA SR.DAVID DANIEL SOUZA SR. SOUZAMAN David Daniel Souza Sr. “SouzaMan”, 66 of Wahiawa, passed peacefully on November 1, 2013. He was born on Jan. 24, 1947 in Waimea, Kauai to Joaquin Souza Jr. & Mercy Rivera. His family moved to O’ahu when he was 12 years old. He attended Fern Elementary and Kalakaua Intermediate schools. He later moved to Ka’a’awa, where he attended Kahuku High School. At the age of 18, he joined the army and served two terms in Vietnam from 1966-1968. He was a devoted patriot who loved his country. David left the Army in 1969 a decorated E-6 with multiple medals. David was employed at various places. In 1973, he began his career with the City & County of Honolulu Road Division. He worked at Kaneohe for many years before moving to Waialua when he was promoted to the position of Road Construction Maintenance Supervisor II. He retired in 2005. David had a deep respect for the land and the ocean. He taught his children to live off the land by hunting and diving. David’s life long passion for hunting, took him to adventure beyond the state of Hawai’i to the mainland, Australia and finally fulfilling his dream hunt in Africa. David was a devoted and avid supporter of The Pig Hunters Association of O’ahu where he was a board member for many years. David was a proud member of the motorcycle club “Satan’s Brigade” for many years. He held various positions including President. David loved riding his Harley Davidson around the island as well as the outer islands to support other motorcycle clubs. He was a loyal fan and supporter of the Pittsburg Steelers Football Team. He enjoyed razzing his sons and brother religiously as they did not share his love for his team. David lived in Pahrump, NV for 4 years, where he enjoyed road trips with his younger brother and family. He loved traveling to other states as he visited various National Monuments and other places. David’s deepest passion was shown by his love and devotion to his family and friends. He was a generous, kind, selfless, loving man who always put the needs of others before his own. He survived by wife: Betty Ann. Companion: Bobbie. Sons: Denton (Jean), David “Dovey” (Sitka), Donald “Kanoe” (Billie Jo), Delwin “Squeaky” (Corrina) and Dominic “Munsta” (Rosetta). Daughter: Davenette “Sweetheart”. Brothers: Joaquin III (Abby), Michael (Ixchelle) Kealoha and Lawrence Kealoha. Sister: Frances Vierra. 27 grandchildren, and 15 great grand children. Countless nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Moanalua Morturary. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers welcome.

Queen Leinaale Akiu

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Oct. 24, 2013
Queen Leinaale Akiu, also known as “Aunty Ala,” 72, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a retired Naalehu Elementary and Intermediate School custodian, Alfred Shaheen Shirt Factory silk-screener and Dole Cannery packer, died at home. She was born in Waiohinu. She is survived by sons Augustine Jr., Sebastian and Kwai-Chang; daughter Yolan Ann Jardine; sister Marylyn Amoe Soto; and three grandchildren. Visitation and all-night vigil: 5 p.m. Friday at the family residence, 95-5538 Mamalahoa Highway, Naalehu, Hawaii. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kau Ward, Naalehu. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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GREGORY DUKE LEE DUKE

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11-10 569005 Gregory DukeGREGORY DUKE LEE DUKE Gregory “Duke” Lee Duke age 59 of Pearl City, HI passed away peacefully on October 7, 2013. A 1972 graduate of Farrington High School and a former CFI (Commodity Forwarders Inc.) warehouse manager. Born on February 3, 1954 in Honolulu. A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who truly lived the Aloha spirit. He is survived by his loving family; wife Sandi Duke of 32 years, son, Gregory “Kaipo” (Lani) Duke Jr., son, Garrett “Kopa” (Clarie) Duke, one & only grandson Graiden Kahiwa Nakama Duke, followed by many lifelong friends, cousins, hanai brothers, sisters, niece and nephews who loved him dearly. He was a remarkable man always with a smile on his face and a song in his heart. A celebration of Duke’s life will be held on Friday, November 15th at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary in Kaneohe with visitation from 10:30am to 12 noon. Celebration of life service at 12 noon and burial at 2:30pm at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park. Online condolences can be sent to: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com

Anselmo Echalas

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Oct. 31, 2013
Anselmo Echalas, 89, of Wailuku, a Star Ice & Soda Works salesman, died. He was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita; sons Domy and Ben; daughters Alma Tabios, Priscila Baloaloa and Lennie Rebudal; stepsons Antonio, Artemio, Amelito and Alvin Panlasigui; stepdaughters Virginia Chase and Velma Panlasigui; brother Francis; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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William N. “Big Boy” Enos & Esther K. “Momi” Enos

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11-10 WILLIAM N.  BIG BOY  ESTHER K. MOMI ENOSWILLIAM N. BIG BOY ESTHER K. MOMI ENOS Memorial services for William N. “Big Boy” Enos and predeceased wife, Esther K. “Momi” Enos will be held at the Church of Latter Day Saints Laie 1st Ward Chapel (55-110 Lanihuli St., Laie). Visitation and service from 9 am- 1 pm on Friday, November 15, 2013. Burial to follow at Hauula Cemetry at 2pm. More information can be found at www.leewardfuneralhome.com

Christian Ale Niutoni Fa’uhiva

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Oct. 25, 2013
Christian Ale Niutoni Fa’uhiva, 24, of Kihei, Maui, a musician, died. He was born in Kailua-Kona. He is survived by parents Sanieta Fa’uhiva and Laura “Ui” Kaiue; brothers Mark “Kalani” Kaiue and Kamuela Fa’uhiva; and grandparents Tofi S. Kaiue and Katalina and Niutoni Fifita. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at the mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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CLARENCE JOHN FREITAS

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CLARENCE JOHN FREITAS Age 55, passed away in Valley City, North Dakota on Tuesday October 22, 2013 while visiting his son Landon. Born June 10, 1958 in Honolulu, HI to the late Ferdinand F. and Julia L. Freitas and grew up in Makakilo, HI. He resided in Glenwood, HI preceding his death. He is survived by son Landon Taylor Keoni Freitas and his mother Theona Poggi; sisters Lori Lopez (Alfred), Kathleen Rios (Brian) from Grimes, IA and Cynthia Freitas; nephews Justin Lopez and Jordan Rios; Nieces Jasmine Lopez and Shyanne Hirata-Freitas. Great nephews. Private scattering of ashes. A “Celebration of Life” gathering will be held on Saturday 11/23/13 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park In Waipio- Veterans’ Memorial Aquatics Center. No flowers, please.

Loreto Vergara Gines

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Aug. 9, 2013
Loreto Vergara Gines, 87, of Kaunakakai, Molokai, a retired Del Monte Corp. irrigation truck driver, died at home. He was born in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. He is survived by wife Calixta C.; son Loreto Jr.; daughters Marevic Sanders, Alice Pettigrew and Dina Dela Pena; and three grandchildren. Services held.

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EVELYN AIKO NAKAMOTO HANATANI

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11-10-13 568505  Evelyn HanataniEVELYN AIKO NAKAMOTO HANATANI OCTOBER 6, 2013 Evelyn Aiko Nakamoto Hanatani, 98, of Waianae, retired proprietor of Lualualei Orchids & Flowers, went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, October 6. She was born in Kealakekua on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, where her family grew coffee. She was the middle child of three children. Her family moved to Honolulu in 1920. She married Charles Hanatani, a construction engineer, and had two children. While working at Libby’s cannery, she held positions that were not typically assigned to women at that time, such as testing in the quality control lab, as the syrup blender and as the crush machine operator. She was known in the flower business as a person of high integrity and good business dealings and was a founder of the Waianae Golden Age Sr. Citizens Club, where she served as President for many years. She was predeceased by son Gary and survived by daughter, Susan Dole, son-in-law, Richard Dole, and cousins, nieces and nephews. A special thanks to caregivers Leo, Christine, Karen, Kea, and Levon Dela Cruz for their kind and loving care of her. Private services.

Margie M. Holl

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Oct. 21, 2013
Margie M. Holl, 77, of Waipahu died. She was born in Mississippi. She is survived by sons Adam and David, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Church of God of Prophecy hall, 94-1071 Kahuamoku St., Waipahu. Casual attire. For more information, call Dave Holl at 808-381-1386.

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Jung Ryung Im

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Nov. 4, 2013
Jung Ryung Im, 73, of Honolulu, a retired auto mechanic, died at home. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by son Kwang Bin; daughters Nam Hee Collins and Mi Hee Caton; brother Shin Nam; sisters Yong Cha Higa, Kong Soo Kim and Kong Im Brierly; and four grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Ye Eun Presbyterian Church, 94-916 Waipahu St., Suite C.

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HITOSHI IWANAGA

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11-10 HITOSHI IWANAGAHITOSHI IWANAGA 81, of Kaneohe, passed away November 3, 2013. Born in Holualoa, Hawaii, he was a retired roller operator for Grace Pacific Construction and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by wife, Lynda; son, Colin; daughter, Corina; 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Borthwick Mortuary-Mauka Chapel. Visitation will be from 2:00-3:30 p.m. and funeral service will begin at 3:30 p.m. Final committal services and burial will be held at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Family requests no flowers. Casual attire is suggested.

Samuel Paahao Nahoopii Jr.

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Oct. 15, 2013
Samuel Paahao Nahoopii Jr., 81, of Hono-lulu, a Kalani High School counselor and a Marine Corps veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bertha, sons Michael K. and Daniel K., daughter Sandy M. and a grandchild. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Kaahumanu Society Cemetery, on the corner of Kapalama Avenue and Alani Street. Services to follow from noon to 4 p.m. at Honolulu Elks Club, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Collette Nohea Kalawe

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Oct. 31, 2013
Collette Nohea Kalawe, 58, of Pukalani, Maui, a Maui County retiree, died at home. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by husband Robert “Bobby” Sr.; son Robert Jr.; daughters Chasity and Keawe Kalawe, and Jesseca Oswald; mother Karen Joao; sisters Renee Starkey, Dora De Rego and Dawn Joao; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Final visitation to follow. Additional services to be held Nov. 30 on Molokai. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Walter Kekiwi

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Nov. 3, 2013
Walter Kekiwi, 86, of Lanai City, a merchant seaman and retired stevedore, died in Lanai Community Hospital. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Eleanor; hanai sons Bruce and BJ Kaaikala, Dean, Martin, Lukela and Lindsey Eskaran, Fred Bello, John and Jacob Janikowski, John Parelta, Sid Alejado, Jacob and Jeffrey Baltero, Rowie Bringas and Sam Kahananui III; hanai daughters Mikala Enfield, Naupaka Borders, Anna Ganer, Valerie Janikowski, Lanai Eskaran, Kahele and Michelle Zablan, Yasha Parelta, Rebecca Alejado, Juliet Guillermo and Rochelle Alboro; brothers Dennis and Joseph; and sisters Isabel Kaha and Lani Low. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Additional visitation: 2 p.m. Thursday at Union Hall, Lanai. Services: 7 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai. Burial to follow at Lanai Cemetery. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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DOREEN KALOLOWOHILANI (DUNN) MATSUNAGA

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11-10 DOREEN KALOLOWOHILANI  (DUNN) MATSUNAGADOREEN KALOLOWOHILANI (DUNN) MATSUNAGA Doreen Matsunaga passed away on October 12, 2013. She was born in Honolulu on November 9, 1930 to Hildred (Bryant) Kaholokula and Henry Vasconcellos. Raised on Maui, Doreen was a graduate of St. Anthony High School. She later settled in Honolulu where she worked at the Sty, Hartfield’s, and Zales Jewelers. She moved to Kwajalein (Marshall Islands) in 1977 and remained for 35 years. She leaves behind her husband, James “Jimmy” Matsunaga; sons Darrell (Jackie) Sing and Byron Sing of Haiku, Maui; and daughter Serena. Services will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Sunday, November 17, 2013 with visitation at 2:00 pm and services at 3:00 pm.

Dr. Rodman B. Miller

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Oct. 16, 2013
Dr. Rodman B. “Rod” Miller, 88, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired family physician, founder of Haleiwa Family Medical Center and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo. He was born in South Carolina. He is survived by daughters Antya Miller and Lisa Simmerman, brother Dr. Julian C. Jr., five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Graveside urn committal services: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hilo Medical Center Foundation, Hospice of Hilo or the Cooper Center.

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Betty Teruko Obayashi

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Nov. 5, 2013
Betty Teruko Obayashi, 87, of Honolulu, a retired clerk at the state District Court of the 1st Circuit, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Dean S. and Dwight S., brother Roy Kunihisa, sister Jane Kubo and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai Ward. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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BETSY FUMIKO OSHIRO

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BETSY FUMIKO OSHIRO Age 89, of Pearl City, HI, passed away October 17, 2013 in Honolulu. Born October 25, 1923 in Waialua, HI. A retired packer with Dole Cannery and Libby, McNeill & Libby. She is survived by daughters, Myra (Henry) Higa, Bertha (David) Arakawa, Celeste (Keith) Yamaguchi; 7 grand- children. Private services were held.

Francis Patrick Rapisora

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Nov. 3, 2013
Francis Patrick “Frank” Rapisora, 57, of Kapolei died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wendy Michihara; daughter Frandy; brothers George and Enrique “Rick” Jr.; and sisters Barbara Jean Rapisora, Gloria Dennis, Carlinda Souza, Erika Jean Bosley, Carmen Augustiro and Marci Miller. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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LORETTA MAE RICKARD

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LORETTA MAE RICKARD Born April 19, 1933, in Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on October 27, 2013. She was a longtime resident of Makiki and former resident manager at the Dominis West building. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 27 years, Gene “Buddy” Rickard and her son, Christopher L. Minnick. She leaves behind her son Steven Campbell of Honolulu, her daughter, April L. Putnam- Dyer, of Bakersfield, and many other loving family members. Loretta spent her life doing for and giving to others selflessly. She will be greatly missed by many, as everyone who knew her, loved her dearly.

Rose Kim Sun Ah Sam

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Nov. 3, 2013
Rose Kim Sun Ah Sam, 79, of Kahului, a Maui Seaside Hotel housekeeper, died. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Ronald; daughters Wanda Peroff, Charlotte “Charlie” Ah Sam-Takahashi and Stephanie Genilla; stepson Henry; sisters Evangeline Arcala and Judy Kitagawa; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Private urn burial. No flowers. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Damien Pua Sr.

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Oct. 16, 2013
Damien “Pops” Pua Sr., 71, of Kahului, a journeyman painter and state Department of Accounting and General Services retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by sons Damien Jr., Thomas and Akahi A.; daughter Donnelle U.; hanai son Jason; brothers Ernest, Patrick, Chester, Richard and Larry; sisters Bernice Santos and Caroline Mailou; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Teopista Estillore Tulang

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Nov. 4, 2013
Teopista Estillore “Teo” Tulang, 90, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired licensed practical nurse at the former Hilo Hospital, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Michael, Gerald and Dennis; daughter Pamela Lyman; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Papaikou Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Hilo. Casual attire.

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Chieko Wada

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Nov. 5, 2013
Chieko Wada, 84, of Wailuku, a United Auto Parts Wailuku sales agent, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by husband Mamoru; sons Gregg and Mitchell; sisters Mieko Crowell, Rachel Fujinaka, Fumie Tanoue and Joyce Shigemura; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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JUNE ARNOLD WALKER

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Kaily_RobertJUNE ARNOLD WALKER June 19, 1921 – November 4, 2013 June Arnold Walker, at the age of 92, died peacefully in her home on November 4th. She was born June 19, 1921 in Honolulu and worked at AMFAC and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. June was always there for her family. She never missed Kaily and Lucas’s soccer games and many Sunday evenings were spent enjoying her yummy home cooking. You could often find her in Kailua visiting her sister and cousins and she was always up for a martini or game of gin rummy with friends. For thirty years she hosted Christmas dinner, bringing together the family she cared for so deeply. June is survived by her daughter Lani (Leighton), granddaughter Kaily (Robert) and grandson Lucas. Sisters Yvonne and Alice, brother Tom (Peep) and many cousins, nieces and nephews. June was preceded in death by her husband David Walker. June is dearly loved by her family and friends. She will be remembered for her strength, witty sense of humor and devotion to her family. We will cherish her memory. A celebration of her life will be held on November 14th at Oahu Cemetery. Visitation at 2pm, services at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, charitable memorials can be made to the Leighton and Lani Lam Endowed Fund at Punahou School, the Lam Family Endowed Fund at Hanahau’oli School or Hospice Hawaii.

Margaret Mitchell Watkins

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Oct. 21, 2013
Margaret Mitchell Watkins, 78, of Lahaina, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Fredericksburg, Va. She is survived by son Henry M., daughter Abbe-Lee Brownsell and four grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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WAYNE “JOCKY” SADAO YAGUCHI

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WAYNE JOCKY SADAO YAGUCHI Age 71, of Honolulu, passed away October 27, 2013 in Honolulu, HI. Born June 14, 1942 in Lihue, Kauai. He retired from Hawaiian Telephone Company. He is survived by wife, Edna Yaguchi; sons, Eric Yaguchi, Francis Lee; daughter, Kris Yaguchi; mother, Janet Yaguchi; brothers, Clifton (Jeanne) Yaguchi, Paul (Jennie) Yaguchi; sisters, Judy (Dave) Gitt, Wendy (Kaipo) Waiwaiole. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Thurs. November 14, 2013 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu) Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No Flowers please.


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