Archive for November 24th, 2013

Maximino Abut

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Nov. 20, 2013
Maximino Abut, 94, of Lahaina, a Pioneer Mill heavy equipment operator and dishwasher at Lahaina Broiler and Gerrard’s, died in Lahaina. He was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Theodore, Anthony and Randall Milanio, and Francisco Abut; daughters Sally May and Rose Marie; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Aloha attire. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Akira Akimoto

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Oct. 28, 2013
Akira Akimoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired supply clerk at Hickam Air Force Base and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the 100th Battalion, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Patsy T., son Brian T. and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Agnes Billie Blackstad

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Nov. 13, 2013
Agnes Billie “Nana” Blackstad, 92, of Lawai, Kauai, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Michael, Ronald, Payne “Leo” and Gerald “Jack”; daughters Alexa Samio and Aleta Fu; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. No flowers.

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Roseline Caris Dimaya

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Nov. 8, 2013
Roseline Caris Dimaya, 90, of Lanai City died in Lanai City. She was born in Intramores, Manila, Philippines. She is survived by son Samuel Jr.; daughters Fely Dimaya, Frances Kamali, Elena Haban and Mildred Comber; brother Pat Caris; sister Victoria Del Rosario; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary Church, Lanai City. Mass: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Faye Shirmer Domke

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Nov. 12, 2013
Faye Shirmer Domke, 94, of Kailua, a music and choir teacher, died at home. She was born in Minnesota. She is survived by son John Bradstreet Domke, daughter Paula S.D. Sterling, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation at noon Friday at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Kailua, 93 N. Kainalu Drive. Services: 12:30 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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RONALD SHOICHI HAYASHI

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11-24 578681 Ronald HayashiMR. RONALD SHOICHI HAYASHI January 1, 1946 – November 9, 2013 Retiree of DC50, Painters Union Local 1791. Peacefully completed his Journey under the care of Hospice Hawaii and Arcadia Health Care Center. Joined the Painters Union in July 1968 as a painter, and later served as an Instructor for the Apprenticeship School. In 1995, he was the Office Manager under Mr. John Montrone. In 1996, he accepted the position of Field Agent. He served as Vice-President and later as President of the Painters Union Local 1791. Then, Business Representative of the Painters Union Local 1791 and Trustee for District Council 50, which encompasses the Painters, Tapers, Glaziers, and Carpet Layers Unions. Survived by Wife: Jacqueline Wong Hayashi. Sons: Allen (Alena Ramiscal) Wong and Daniel Keoki Wong. Daughters: Shawne (Garrett) Uyetake, Lesley Ann (Aaron) Matsumoto and Shanyn (Russell Valmoja) Hayashi. Grandchildren: Aaron Kawika Wong, Alyssa Keakalina Wong, Blaze Keoki Wong, Meshelle Hirashima, Kairyn Hayashi-Kuwabara, Randy Manuwa Jr., Mahealani Baker-Uyetake, Cade Matsumoto, Chaslynn Uyetake, Aaron Matsumoto Jr., Chasen Koichi Uyetake, and Rylan Hayashi-Valmoja. Father: Roy H. Hayashi. Sister: Roseanna (John) Sylvester. Brothers in Law: Guy (Hiroko Kiuchi) Slover and Keith Slover. Sister in Law: Stephanie (Robert) Rombaoa. He was loved by all and will be dearly missed. WE LOVE AND MISS YOU PAPA, WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW MUCH YOU LOVE US Until We Meet Again… Private Service held.

Seichi Higa

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Oct. 30, 2013
Seichi Higa, 99, of Kahului, a Kahului Railroad Co. and Ige Construction Co. mechanic, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; son Donald; daughters Leona Yahata, Pearl Shoho, Sandra Hirata, Jean Arakaki and Susan Tsubaki; brother Stanley; sisters Shizue Yonamine, Mitsuko Higa, Patsy Shimabukuro, Sadae Yamanuha and Alice Ohta; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at Door of Faith Church, 432 Waiehu Beach Road, Wailuku. Services: 10:30 a.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Jesse Dudoit Jr.

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Nov. 14, 2013
Jesse Dudoit Jr., 68, of Hookamakea, Molokai, an oil rigger and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Hookamakea. He is survived by wife Sherry; sons Larry and Jeff Nelson; daughters Shawna and Jessica Carter, and Michelle Dudoit; brothers Mitchell Balutski and Andrew Dudoit; sisters Maggie Duvauchelle, Marilyn Ah Yat, Louise Linker and Eliza Kane; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Molokai Veterans Center, Kaunakakai. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes at noon Dec. 1 in Hookamakea. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Veterans Caring for Veterans (Koa Kahiko) – Molokai.

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Raymond W. Sweeney Jr.

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RAYMOND W. SWEENEY JR. Oct. 31, 2013 Raymond W. Sweeney Jr., 75 , of Kaneohe, retired owner of Sweeney Communications Public Relations and broadcast executive, died in Kaneohe. He is survived by his wife, Adrienne Liva Sweeney, daughters, Erin M.M. Sweeney, Ryan Mae Sweeney and Cary Bouldin; son Raymond W. Sweeney III, son-in-law Jesse Miner, grandchildren Karl Raymond Johnson, Maiya Pestel and Wallace Miner; devoted companions-in-care Billie Jon Kalakau, Peniana Gibbs and Barbara Carvalho. Makana: Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi (Kawainui Marsh Preservation) P.O. Box 720, Kailua 96734. Celebrations of Life: Honolulu, December 29th, 10:30 AM at The Pacific Club; San Francisco, 1:00 PM January 19th at St. Francis Yacht Club.

Patrick Kailiawa

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Nov. 16, 2013
Patrick “Keala” Kailiawa, 40, of Pahala, Hawaii, a Hawaii County Highway Maintenance Division employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by fiancee Kennielee Gaston; sons Patrick K. Jr. and Jahaziel K.B.; brothers Thomas K.K. “Bull” III, Lincoln and Napoleon “Nappy”; sisters Jan Kaleohano and Anna George; and hanai brother Loren Billington. All-night vigil: 5 p.m. Friday at the family residence in Pahala. Rosary: 7 p.m. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahala Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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SADAKO KANESHIRO

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SADAKO KANESHIRO Age 95, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 15, 2013 in Pearl City. Born September 5, 1918 in Ewa, HI. She is survived by sons, Thomas (Sachie) Kaneshiro, Roy (Noriko) Kaneshiro, Howard (Joanne) Kaneshiro; brothers, Dutchy K. (Betty) Shiroma, Sam E. (Betty) Shiroma, Alan M. Shiroma, Charles Y. (Jean) Shiroma; sister, Jean N. Nakamoto; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Private Services held.

Nanihau Mercedes Kua

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Nov. 17, 2013
Nanihau Mercedes “Nita” Kua, 85, of Keaukaha, Hawaii, a retired bartendress at Hilo Lanes Golden Room and cashier at the former Awili Store, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons John Jr., Clayton, Jonathan and Chris; daughters Natalie Hanson, Noleen Mendes, Crystal Kua-Bikle, Kimberly Kua-Medeiros and Beverly Kua; hanai son Clifton J.; hanai daughter Melissa Kua-Nachor; brothers Kelii, Kahuwila and Myles Ioane; sisters Noelani Kapuni and Barbara Manuwa; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Christian Fellowship, 165 E. Kawili St., Suite B, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 4. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kenneth J. Mathews

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Nov. 14, 2013
Kenneth J. Mathews, 62, of Yucaipa, Calif., formerly of Princeville, Kauai, an electrician, died at home. He was born in Storm Lake, Iowa. He is survived by wife Kathie G., son Ryan, daughter Jenny, brother Arnold and sister Jacque Olsen. Gathering to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Kenneth J. Mathews Memorial Fund, #5910-291-094, Wells Fargo Bank.

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Philip James Matila

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Nov. 8, 2013
Philip James Matila, 33, of Ewa Beach died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Tuveve and Maureen, brothers Mervyn and Gordon Lilo, sister Agnes Manuma and companion Laura Mooers. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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DICK DAIZO MATSUO

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DICK DAIZO MATSUO Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away November 2, 2013 in Honolulu. Born May 14, 1923 in Honolulu. Retired from Hawaiian Electric Co. after 35 years of service. He is survived by wife, Thelma Matsuo; son, Dean Matsuo; daughters, Diane (Joel) Nakagaki, Charlene (Craig) Mukawa, Beverly (Allan) Ohigashi; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday 11/30 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Hon), Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No Flowers.

Earl Mitsuo Miyagi

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Nov. 5, 2013
Earl Mitsuo “Pepe” Miyagi, 82, of Hilo, a retired assistant senior vice president at Central Pacific Bank in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tsuruye; son Jeffery; daughters Laura Mitchell, Suzanne Naval and Joni Nagao; sister Kay Bossert; and nine grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Tadao Miyashiro

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Nov. 12, 2013
Tadao Miyashiro, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired electrician, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Wayne T. and Robin R., daughter Patti E., sisters Hanako Miyashiro and Sue Cameron, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Gabriel Kaulana Nauahi

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Nov. 18, 2013
Gabriel Kaulana Nauahi, 57, of Laie, a Handi-Van bus operator, died in Kahuku Medical Center. He was born in Laie. He is survived by wife Eleni L.; sons Gabriel Jr., Lyman-George and Viliami; daughter Sina U.; hanai son Paul Newell; hanai daughters Seini Siulua, Kristina Finau, Mapuana Faupula and Katalina Kioa; sisters Henrietta Rudisill and Evangeline Miller; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Stake Center. Services: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

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GORDON BOW LUM NG

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GORDON BOW LUM NG Age 77, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away October 30, 2013 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Born August 19, 1936 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife, Gloria K. Ng; sons, Tim (Carolyn) Ng, Kaipo (Kirsten) Ng; daughter, Meri (Chad) Peter; sisters, Sterling Kaahaaina, Helen Wright; brother, Allan Ing; 7 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sat. (11/30) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Urn Burial 1:00 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Josephine Haliimau Kealoha Nouchi

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Nov. 14, 2013
Josephine Haliimau Kealoha Nouchi, 86, of Mililani died in Wahiawa. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Charles Jr. and Kenneth, daughters Jo Ann Kim and Theodora Ogoshi, sister Evelyn Santos, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ichiro Ohashi

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Nov. 6, 2013
Ichiro Ohashi, 92, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired carpenter, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Mountain View. He is survived by wife Makiko, son Glenn, daughters Arleen Ogasawara and Iris Ohashi, sisters Satsue Watanabe and Aiko Fujimoto, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

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Amy Emiko Ozaki

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Oct. 31, 2013
Amy Emiko Ozaki, 79, of Waipahu, a Saks Fifth Avenue sales clerk, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Puukolii, Maui. She is survived by husband James T.; sons Jarrett H., Jenson T. and Kurt H.; brother James Sueyoshi; sisters Florence Yamamoto and Dolores Tanaka; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Loraine Puanani Puaoi

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Nov. 6, 2013
Loraine Puanani Puaoi, 78, of Waimanalo, a small-business owner and escrow officer at Title Guaranty and First American Title, died at home. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by sons John Jr. and Christopher “Chris”; daughters Roxanne “Fat” Hanawahine, Elizabeth P. “Juju” Puaoi-Dawson and Rosalee “Rosie” Puaoi; brother Charles “Mahi” Kaimikaua; sisters Ruthy Poaipuni, Carol “Aunty C” Kaauwai and Miriam Choy; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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DONALD ARTHUR “BUD” SCELSA

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11-24 DONALD SCELSADONALD ARTHUR BUD SCELSA November 10, 2013 Captain Bud”, 67, grew up in Newport Beach and moved to Hawaii while he was stationed in the Coast Guard. An avid waterman, he was involved in the initial launch of the Hokule’a in 1975, worked as a charter boat captain on Maui, completed several transpacific voyages and spent many years on Oahu as a well-respected Marine Surveyor. He was also a passionate paipo board builder and rider. Bud was well known for his kindness and generosity. He is loved and will be profoundly missed by his partner, Dela LaFleur, his siblings John Scelsa, Greg Scelsa, Aminah Ulmer, and Covita Moroney, numerous nieces and nephews and their families, and many good friends. Aloha a hui hou ‘o kaua.

Deborah (Debbie) Lei (Rinker) Sims

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DEBORAH (DEBBIE) LEI (RINKER) SIMS 60, of Longview, WA, died at home on November 17, 2013. She was born in Lihue, HI and attended elementary and high school in Kailua, Oahu. She was preceded in death by her parents Margaret Lydgate Rinker and Robert Rinker. She is survived by husband Frank Sims; sisters Melody and Jennifer, daughter Damara and son Daniel, and grandsons Jack and Noah. Those who wish to honor Debbie are welcome to join the family at a celebration of Debbie’s life, planned for 11:00 am Saturday December 7th at New Life Fellowship Church in Longview, WA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pasado’s Safe Haven, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to rescuing dogs, cats and farmed animals from abuse and neglect. https://www.pasadosafehaven.org/donate/

William Shigeo Suzuki

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Nov. 2, 2013
William Shigeo “Bill” Suzuki, 87, of Mililani, a retired vice president at YMCA of Honolulu and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Agnes T.M., son Matthew, daughters Rebecca Kanetani and Christine Ibaan, sister Doris Ojiri and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard St., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Mitzi M. Taketa

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Nov. 3, 2013
Mitzi M. Taketa, 80, of Waipahu died in Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Akio; sons Wesley, Tracy and Russell; daughters Holly Wheeles and Kelly Morikawa; brothers Leslie and Eugene Matsubara; sister Laurie Keeno; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Deanna K. Tenma

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Nov. 6, 2013
Deanna K. Tenma, 71, of Pearl City, a Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children retiree, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Howard; son Aaron; daughter Lori Bulosan; brothers Raymond, Ronald and Dennis Mayehara; sisters Donna Mayehara, Marsha Kaitoku, Sharleen Hiraoka and Carole Kuwazaki; and five grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Kameko Tokumine

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Nov. 1, 2013
Kameko “June” Tokumine, 93, of Aiea, a retired Cinerama Reef Hotel maid, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Rockne T.; daughters Diana M. Worthington, Judith R. Cook and Naomi Tokumine; brothers Stanley, Dennis and Alan Shiroma; sisters Sally Ajifu and Esther Ingram; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Carrie Puanani Kalilimoku Tufaga

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Nov. 11, 2013
Carrie Puanani Kalilimoku Tufaga, 54, of Waimanalo, a skills trainer for autistic children, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Tavita Jr.; son Torran K.L.; and brothers Fedrick K., Gideon K. and James K. Kalilimoku. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo. Services at noon. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Dec. 5 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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