Archive for March 2nd, 2014

Crestita Calderon Ancheta

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Feb. 13, 2014
Crestita Calderon “Titay” Ancheta, 94, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Pearl City. She was born in San Manuel, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Romeo and Manuel; daughters Lolita Agudelo, Fe Baculi, Aurora Huggins and Luz Vea; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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ETHEL CHANG AU

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3-2 Ethel Chang AuETHEL CHANG AU Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away February 10, 2014 in Honolulu. Born March 26, 1923 in Honolulu. Ethel Chang Au, daughter of the late Dr. Joseph and Elizabeth Chang, passed away peacefully at her Nuuanu home on Monday, February 10, 2014. Ethel was 90 years young. Preceded in death by her husband Wallace K. L. Au, Ethel was always proud that their four sons had graduated from her alma mater The Kamehameha Schools; Wallace KS 61′ (Shirley), Dr. Leslie KS 63′ (Karen), Joseph KS 71′ (Alexandra), Duane KS 75′ (Cheryl). She is survived by her four sons, seven of her eight grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren and her beloved brother Dr. Joseph S.M. Chang. Ethel attended Royal Elementary School and graduated from The Kamehameha Schools for Girls in 1941. Ethel and Wally moved to Lanai City and managed the 11 bedroom “Lanai Inn” for many years before leaving the island in 1968. Moving to Oahu Ethel had held several positions and eventually retired from the Waikiki Resort Hotel. Ethel was a multi-talented person who was well known for her artistic crafts which included feather and haku lei, wood carving, flower arrangements and her famous Christmas wreaths. Ethel’s joy in making beautiful things was matched only by the pleasure she got from giving them to family and friends. Ethel will always be remembered for her generous aloha spirit, her beautiful flowers, her artistic talents, and for the love that she had for The Kamehameha Schools. A celebration of Ethel’s life will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Hwy. (808) 595-3105. Gathering will begin at 10:00 AM followed by Mass at 11:00 AM. A luncheon reception will follow in the parish hall. Interment will be at 2:15 PM at Diamond Head Memorial Park, 529 18th Ave. (808) 734-1954. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Theron Jon Chun

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Feb. 18, 2014
Theron Jon Chun, 68, of Honolulu, a retired office manager at Chun Kim Chow Ltd. and Emma Kwock Chun Corp., died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Raynard K. and sisters Cheryl C. Kong and Gwyned C. Lum. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at First Chinese Church of Christ in Hawai’i. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Theron Jon Chun Scholarship Endowment, c/o ‘Iolani School Advancement Office, 563 Kamoku St., Honolulu, HI 96826.

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Anita Soto Comilang

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Feb. 8, 2014
Anita Soto Comilang, 93, of Pearl City, a Holiday Mart retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Ricaldo, daughter Dolores Suyeyoshi, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, 1184 Bishop St. Mass at noon. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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Kimie Fukumoto Daniels

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Feb. 25, 2014
Kimie Fukumoto Daniels, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired state Department of Education educator, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Michael W. and Scott H., daughters Carole A. Kaneta and Sharon L. Lauret, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center, 46-117 Halaulani St. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Gerald Thomas Elliott

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Jan. 22, 2014
Gerald Thomas “Jerry” Elliott, 76, of Kaneohe, a retiree and a Marine Corps veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Evansville, Ind. He is survived by wife Audrey D.; sons Kenneth Slaughter and James Miyamoto; daughters Renee K. and Lani Elliott, Donna Keithley, Jan Ayala, Jo-Ann Miyamoto, Bernice Akamine and Catherine Heflin; brother Jim; sister Jackie Hill; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church in Waimanalo. Services to follow. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

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David Gapero

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Feb. 7, 2014
David “Kawika” Gapero, 58, of Kaneohe, an entertainer and musician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carmen Mitsuyasu-Gapero, brothers Pete and James, and sisters Sharon Darapiza and Raynette Inouye. Celebration of life: 4-11 p.m. March 11 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i, Manoa Grand Ballroom.

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Douglas C. Gordon

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Feb. 26, 2014
Douglas C. Gordon, 85, of Kihei, a retired Arapahoe Community College professor, died in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Caseville, Mich. He is survived by wife Nancy; sons John and William Gordon, and Joseph and Thomas Powell; daughters Carla Keesecker, Rebecca Drumond, Trisha Schlup, Juliana Barela and Constance Williams; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Celebration of life at a later date. Donations suggested to The Salvation Army and Maui Food Bank. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Clara S. Miyashiro Ho

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CLARA S. MIYASHIRO HO 1923-2014 Clara passed away on January 7, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. She was born on Maui and graduated from Maui High School. A homemaker. She is survived by her husband of sixty six years, Walter, four daughters: Barbara (Louis) Webb, Katherine (Lin) Akiyama, Bernadette (Donald) Atkins, and Stephanie (Kean) Hiroshima, six grandchildren, four great grand children, three sisters: Peggy (James) Miyamoto, Carol (George) Kido, and Sally (Donald) Kato and many nieces and nephews. She will be interned in National Cemetery on Punch Bowl Friday, March 7, 2014, at 10:30am with a short service.

Vincent H. Hosaka

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Feb. 24, 2014
Vincent H. Hosaka, 62, of Waianae, a self-employed dentist, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Jack and brothers Gary, Cary and Terry. Private services.

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George Kiyoshi Kishaba

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Feb. 23, 2014
George Kiyoshi Kishaba, 72, of Wailuku, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brother James and sister Doris Takahashi. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. March 10 at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Mary Lou Kunkel

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Feb. 23, 2014
Mary Lou Kunkel, 79, of Lahaina, a Lahaina Harbor Club secretary, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by sister-in-law Karyn Budnick-Haug and nephews Will and Scott Budnick. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. March 15 at Lahaina Harbor, aboard the Queen’s Treasurer. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Raymond Medeiros

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Feb. 23, 2014
Raymond “Kako” Medeiros, 94, of Wailuku, a merchant seaman who served in World War II and a retired Maui Police Department police officer, died in Hale Makua under hospice care. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Cyrilla P., son Donald A., brothers James and Stanley, sister Norma Pendelton, five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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George Miyamoto

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Jan. 27, 2014
George “Juggy” Miyamoto, 76, of Waipahu, a Los Angeles Transit Authority retiree and an Air Force veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Pat; brother Dave Saxrud; and sisters Nancy Miura, Thelma Kimura and Judy Connors. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Harry Iwao Miyashiro

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3-2 607298 Harry Miyashiro_2HARRY IWA IWAO MIYASHIRO April 17, 1934 – Feb 14, 2014 Harry Iwao Miyashiro, 79, of Honolulu, Hawaii peacefully passed at his Kalihi Valley home on February 14, 2014. He was born on April 17, 1934 in Nuuanu and was the 10th child of 12 for Chiushichi and Kame Miyashiro. As a youngster he worked as a shoeshine boy in downtown, a paper-boy and a caddy at Oahu Country Club. Harry graduated from McKinley High School in 1952 where he had fond memories of being an avid player on the golf team. He then entered the sheet metal trade where he served as a journeyman and steward. He had a dedicated career encompassing 40 years with the Hawaii Sheet Metal Workers IA Union Local 293. He enjoyed sports especially golf and UH games. Harry was a man of few words but his actions were always heartfelt with integrity. He is survived by his wife Gilda Miyashiro, son Travis Miyashiro and daughter-in-law Nelda Miyashiro, daughter Lois Miyashiro-Tong and son-in-law Robert Tong, 4 sisters Violet Ono, June Miyasato, Lilly Kimura, Ruth Fujioka and brother-in law Edward Fujioka, sister-in-law Elsie Miyashiro, 3 grand children Andromeda Tong (9), Teiji Miyashiro (6), Kyra Tong (2), nieces and nephews. Services will be on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation at 2:30pm, service at 3:30pm. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Burial on Monday, March 10, 2014, 10:30am at Oahu Cemetery.

Haruko Morimoto

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Jan. 26, 2014
Haruko Morimoto, 90, of Kahului, a retired Miyako Sushi sushi maker, died at home under hospice care. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Myles, daughter Mavis, brothers Jenei “Billy” and Sadao “Bobby” Higa, sister Tsuruko “Alice” Uyehara, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Aned May Morris

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Jan. 30, 2014
Aned May Morris, 86, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Patricia Pilanca, Diane Quapaw, Valerie Krieder and Jo-Ann Elevenia; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Victoria C. Del Rosario

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Feb. 15, 2014
Victoria C. Del Rosario, 88, of Lanai City, died in Lanai City. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Glenn, daughters Sharon Del Rosario and Pearl Cipriano, brother Pat Caris, 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary Church, Lanai City. Mass: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Kaipo Spencer Castroverde Sado

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Feb. 21, 2014
Kaipo Spencer Castroverde Sado, 25, of Kahului, a Costco meat cutter, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son AJ Sado-De Rego; father Pedro P.; mother Dell Finn Castroverde; and brothers Keali’i Sado, Ken Esclito and Justice Castroverde-Moniz. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Shirley Akiko Sasano

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Feb. 15, 2014
Shirley Akiko Sasano, 79, of Honolulu, a retired ABC Stores customer service agent, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clifford T.; sons Keith K., Darren T. and Clifford Y.; brother Walter M. Ito; sister Eleanor S. Kaneshiro; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Roxanne Akanani Savilla

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Dec. 29, 2013
Roxanne Akanani Savilla, 59, of Waianae, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai son Terry-Allen Brown; hanai daughter Leinani Falausa; father Richard Kila; brother Randolph; sisters Rita, Roberta, Renee and Regina; and numerous hanai grandchildren. Private services.

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Karl Heinrich Scholl

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Feb. 27, 2014
Karl Heinrich “Chuck” Scholl, 91, of Honolulu, a retired pharmaceutical sales manager and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Litchville, N.D. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; daughters Deborah and Karen Scholl, and Marianne Grammer; and sister Erna Johns. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

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Wilfred Albert Sibayan

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Feb. 11, 2014
Wilfred Albert Sibayan, 77, of Virginia and, formerly, Waipahu, a retired Air Force senior master sergeant, died in the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn; sons Flint, Kurt and Gary; daughter Wendy Rogers; sisters Barbara Keller and Phyllis Montoya; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life held in Yorktown, Va.

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Buruna Dameri Soumwei

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Feb. 10, 2014
Buruna Dameri Soumwei, 64, of Honolulu, a salesclerk at Black Sand Store in Pohnpei, Micronesia, died in Avalon Nursing Facility. She was born in Kuttu, Mortlock Island, Micronesia. She is survived by husband Liwis; sons Xavier, Duhlen and Paul; daughters Mary S. Keju and Mirae Soumwei; brother Silvester Dameri; and 14 grandchildren. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Visitation: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Elijah Elia Mailou Sr.

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Feb. 25, 2014
Elijah Elia Mailou Sr., 85, of Paia, Maui, a retired tour bus driver at Maui Island Tours and Roberts Hawaii, died at home. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by sons Elijah E. Jr. and Barry; daughters Cynthia Kaina, Beverly Lonzaga and Eileen Asuncion; sister Daisy Lind; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Cresencio Garde Valdez

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Feb. 8, 2014
Cresencio Garde Valdez, 62, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian King Candies employee, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Palang, San Quitin, Abra, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leticia B., sons Christopher and Mark R., daughters Lilibeth and Mary Jane, brother Crisostomo Cosme, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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CRESENCIO GARDE VALDEZ

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CRESENCIO GARDE VALDEZ Age 62, of Honolulu, passed away February 8, 2014 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born April 15, 1951 in Palang, San Quitin, Abra, Philippines. He worked for Hawaiian King Candies. He is survived by wife, Leticia Bigornia Valdez; sons, Christopher Valdez (Cedelyn Companero), Mark Raffy Valdez; daughters, Lilibeth Valdez, Mary Jane Valdez; brother, Crisostomo Cosme, Philippines; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday 3/7 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m. Saturday 3/8 at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Rd, Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12 noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SOSIMO LONGBOY VALENCIA

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SOSIMO LONGBOY VALENCIA Age 84, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 19, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born April 4, 1929 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Owner of S. Valencia Landscaping Service. He is survived by wife, Carlina A. Valencia; sons, Domingo (Fe Agustin) Valencia, Ruben (Remy Palafox) Valencia; daughters, Zenaida (Roger) Valencia-Domingo Agsalda, Leonida (Oscar) Damo, Brigida Valencia Marcus, Florentina (Terry) Valencia White of Lebanon, PA, Martina (Marvin) Valencia-Blanco of Fairview, OR, Imelda (Damaso) Baniaga Palafox; sister, Visitacion (Leon) Tagalicod; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 6) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (March 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

Robert Akiyoshi Watanabe

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Feb. 20, 2014
Robert Akiyoshi Watanabe, 78, of Pukalani, Maui, a NOAA National Weather Service Pacific Region employee, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Marlene, daughters Colleen Sword and Michele Buck, stepsons Mihdi and Quddus Ajimine, stepdaughter Emiko Joy, brother Stan, sister Sue and nine grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mantokuji Soto Mission of Paia. In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations suggested to a favorite charity or to help someone in need. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Mitsue Yamamoto

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Jan. 30, 2014
Mitsue Yamamoto, 92, of Hilo, a housekeeper, died in Hilo. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lester and Ronald; brothers Shigeru and Stanley Iwamoto; sisters Yumiko Nishimoto, Toyoko Nishiki, Jean Sakai and Irene Ushiro; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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