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Michael Hubbard: 1959-2014

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‘Duck Man’ toted feathered friend wherever he went
By Leila Fujimori

Michael Hubbard walked around Hono­lulu for 21⁄2 years with a black-and-white pet duck on his shoulder.

The homeless man was a common sight from Waikiki to Hawaii Kai to Kailua, often catching TheBus with his duck inside his backpack, sharing crackers and bread with his feathered companion.

“Some bus drivers were nice about the duck, and others would not allow the duck on,” said his mother, Pat Craft of Lady Lake, Fla.

Police officers would often stop to say, “How you doing, Duck Man? How’s your duck doing?”

Hubbard reportedly fell against a tree March 6, and a nurse witnessing the fall called an ambulance. He was rushed to the Queen’s Medical Center, where he died, a month short of his 55th birthday, his mother said.

“But he didn’t have his little duck,” Craft said.

Born in Dallas, Hubbard moved to Hono­lulu from Florida four years ago with the intention of rejoining the Merchant Marine.

But his plans didn’t pan out and he became homeless, his mother said.

“He was going to do so good,” Craft said. “It just went from good, bad to worse. I sent him money, but he didn’t use his money wisely.”

Hubbard had adopted the duckling after it had been shot in the eye with a BB gun, Craft said. He named it Duke and it went wherever he did.

Hubbard later learned he was a she, renamed her Daisy and put a lei on her.

Once, when a man hit Daisy with a stick, Hubbard threw a rock at him, resulting in his arrest.

“Mike was just defending the duck,” Craft said.

When he went to Circuit Court with his duck in his backpack in April 2013, security screeners stopped him when they saw something moving inside the backpack as it passed through the X-ray machine.

After his initial refusal, Hubbard reluctantly opened the backpack, and screeners found the duck and a bottle of beer inside, a Department of Public Safety spokes­woman said.

“They handcuffed him and put him against the wall,” Craft said.

So he asked the screeners if they would look after Daisy and his belongings while he went inside. They agreed, and he went to his appointment while the duck waited outside.

The disposition of the court case is unclear.

Hubbard was known to panhandle with Daisy, and the duck always drew the curious.

“People would go crazy over that duck, and people would give him donations,” Craft said.

The cause of death is pending, Craft said, but police and the medical examiner told her there was no apparent foul play.

Craft said her son was in and out of the hospital due to heart problems and had triple-bypass surgery at 42.

She spoke to him the day he died, and he had taken painkillers after having three teeth extracted.

Craft will follow her son’s wishes and have his ashes scattered near the Hono­lulu Harbor dock for American Shipping Line, a company he had worked for, she said.

Daisy’s whereabouts remain a mystery.

“He loved that duck so dearly,” Craft said.

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Jose Zaragosa Aguinaldo

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March 2, 2014
Jose Zaragosa “Cinto” Aguinaldo, 66, of Kahului, a retired Pioneer Mill mechanic, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Elena; son Joel; daughters Janett Kahaulelio, Mary Jane Aguinaldo and Josie Alejandro; brothers Pitong, Damios and Alejandro Jr.; sister Mely Cabansag; eight grandchildren; and a hanai grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries. com.

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Jane K. Burton

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Feb. 20, 2014
Jane K. Burton, 87, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Lee and Dean, daughter Kimberly Okabayashi, brother Shigeji Kogachi, sister Masako Cornell, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Petra Camero Cabatu

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March 7, 2014
Petra Camero “Etrang” Cabatu, 100, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama care center. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Bernardino, Jaime and Elson; daughters Virginia Pajo, Natalia Abad, Rae Cabatu and Cecelia Cardines; 29 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park in Papaikou. Aloha attire.

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Erik Martin Ekenberg

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Feb. 26, 2014
Erik Martin Ekenberg, 46, of Kula, Maui, an automotive mechanic, died at home. He was born in New London, Conn. He is survived by companion Stacey Stiller, son Erik B., daughter Makena, father Chris and brothers Nathaniel Chung and Adam King. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Church of the First Born, Haliimaile. Scattering of ashes at noon Saturday at Launiupoko Park. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Wallace Akira Endo

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March 2, 2014
Wallace Akira Endo, 79, of Wailuku, a painting contractor, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Joyce S., son Gregory, daughters Penny L. Endo and Stephanie Nagai, brother Victor, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 4 p.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Joyce Marie Estabrooke

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Feb. 24, 2014
Joyce Marie Estabrooke, 82, of Hauula, a Rivers Industrial office manager, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Kenosha, Wis. She is survived by sons Jack and Kip Anderson; daughters Kay Henrickson and Jill McCafferty; stepson Richard L.; stepdaughters Pamala and Donna; sister Betty Brunke; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

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MAXIE SUBIATE GUARIN

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MAXIE SUBIATE GUARIN Age 91, of Honolulu, passed away February 17, 2014 in Avalon Care Center. Born July 30, 1922 in Camiling, Tarlac, P.I. Retired as a CNA from Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She is survived by daughters, Josephine (Rolando) Ramos, Rose (Julio) Lazo; 4 grand- children; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 pm Friday 3/21 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 pm. Visitation also 9:00 am Saturday 3/22 at St. John The Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Mass 11:00 am. Burial 2:00 pm at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

OSAMU HARADA

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3-16 OSAMU HARADAOSAMU HARADA 83, passed away August 29, 2013, at the Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina and was a retiree of Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate. After retirement he did volunteer work at the Hawaii Foodbank, Catholic Charities, and the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program. He is survived by his wife Edith; daughter Ann Harada, son-in-law Peter Litman and grandson Elvis Harada Litman. Visitation at 4pm; memorial service at 5pm on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire; no monetary or floral offerings, please.

DAVANETTE MARY KAIMOOKALANI HARBOTTLE-CABINATAN

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3-16 DAVANETTE HARBOTTLE-CABINATANDAVANETTE MARY KAIMOOKALANI HARBOTTLE -CABINATAN Age 59, of Honolulu, passed away February 21, 2014 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born Octobr 25, 1954 in Honolulu. She retired after 30 years service from Hawaiian Telephone & Verizon. She is survived by husband, Dallas Cabinatan; brothers, David Piikoi (Debbie) Harbottle II, Craig Lima (Leoni) Harbottle; sisters, Elizabeth Kealiikuaaina “Queenie” (Gary) Loo, Joyce Aliiloa Harbottle; sister-in-law, Haleakala Harbottle; god- children, Shawna Loo, Kalakaua Harbottle, Cedric Helliangao. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 3/19 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.); Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday 3/20 at the Mortuary, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Joyce Toshiko Tam Ho

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March 7, 2014
Joyce Toshiko Tam Ho, 83, of Kahului, died in Hale Makua. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Jeff; daughters Donna Criste and Jan and Michelle Tam Ho; sisters Harriet Welch, Ruth Murakami, Mildred Endo and Sally Viveiros; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Chan Sau How

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March 13, 2014
Chan Sau How, 100, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Meixian, Guangdong, China. She is survived by sons Karl, Sidney, George, Robert, Frank and Raymond; daughters Mook Lan, Choong Lan, Tsui Lan and Chiow Lan; 25 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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BENJAMIN POLICAR JOCO

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3-16 BENJAMIN JOCOBENJAMIN POLICAR JOCO Benjamin “Ben” Policar Joco of Waipahu, died 19 days shy of his 80th Birthday on February 23, 2014 in Honolulu. He was born on March 13, 1934 in Naic, Cavite Philippines. Benjamin was the fifth of nine children of the late Francisco Pareja Joco and Marcela Cailao Policar Joco. He was a retired veteran of the United States Navy and a retired welder with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He had dedicated more than 40 years of Federal Service combined. Ben had many talents. He was a handyman and gardener who liked to share the fruits of his labor with friends, neighbors, and strangers. He loved to watch sports, being especially enthusiastic about boxing and basketball. He was a long time parishioner of Holy Family Church and a member of Hawaiian Lodge Free and Accepted Mason. His greatest passion was his family, whom he adored and was proud of. He was his granddaughters greatest playmate and hero. He was a generous and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Ben was a man of few words but his actions were compassionate and sincere. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Felicisima Jocson Joco, daughter Jessamine Joco Songheng (David), son Jeremy Joco (Vena) and granddaughters Jestine, Valerie,’Vanessa, Olivia and Francheska. He is also survived by his sister Julia P. Joco and brothers Rustico P. Joco (Nita) and Avelino P. Joco (Cristina) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother, Geronimo P. Joco, and sisters Ignacia J. Odvina, Leonisa P. Joco, Nieves J. Manalo and Ester J. Pabiton. A celebration of Ben’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Holy Family Church, 830 Main St., Honolulu, Hawaii. Gathering and Visitation will begin at 8:30 am, followed by Mass at 10:00 am. Internment will be at 11:30 am at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Lunch reception to follow.

Salvador Reyes Jr.

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Feb. 19, 2014
Salvador Reyes Jr., 77, of Waimanalo, a Matson Navigation container repairman and an Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Elaine; sons Shawn and Schell; daughter Sheeree Himmelman; mother Kauila P.; brothers Keith, Fred and Dr. Phillip Reyes, and Clarence Loo; sister Sharon Nishihira; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services at noon. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Additional information for an obituary printed Saturday.

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GRACE DEISSLER KING

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3-16 609847   Grace KingGRACE DEISSLER KING Was born June 29, 1925 in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, to William and Grace Ethel Deissler. She had a sister Lillian who was five years older and a brother William Jr., three years older, both of whom have predeceased her. She graduated from Springfield, PA High School in 1943 with honors, lettering in hockey, basketball, track and acrobatics. Grace graduated from Bucknell University in 1947 where she was Editor of the yearbook , a Member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and played varsity field hockey, basketball, and volleyball. Grace achieved the distinction of being appointed to the Mortar Board (with pin). In addition she was chosen by the University to live with five outstanding seniors in Honor House and amazingly has kept in touch with all of them for seventy years. She majored in Psychology & Sociology, appeared in Who’s Who Among American College & University Students and graduated Cum Laude in 1947. Grace immediately went to work for the Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Assistance near Norristown as a social worker. In 1950 she married Dr. Heinz Gronau, moved to Middletown., Connecticut and had three children; Kurt, Gwen and Gail. Grace was active in community affairs, including volunteering at the State Mental Hospital as well as being a Member of AUW and the League of Women Voters. In Middletown, as part of the work she did with the State Mental Hospital, Grace provided a home for two women as a “nanny” to her young children–a testament to her commitment to mental health and bettering her community. In 1965 Grace and her family moved to Honolulu, HI. She returned to work as a social worker with the State of Hawaii, where she worked on welfare and child abuse cases. In 1967 she was chosen to be one of four social workers to be in the first child protective services unit. In 1970, while working for the State, she was honored with a stipend to return to higher education at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa where she received a Masters in Social Services, graduating Cum Laude two years later. Grace was divorced in 1972 and later married Leonard King. In 1977 she transferred to the State’s Department of Education to work as a School Social Worker and retired in 1980. During her lifetime she travelled extensively throughout the world, but remained in Honolulu, Hawai’i where she was very happy with Leonard, her children and grandchildren (and one great-grandchild). Grace was pre-deceased by Leonard King in 2007 Grace is survived by her three children, The Hon. Kurt A. Gronau, Gwen Pacarro and Gail E. Brown; five grand-children; Jason (“Kahi”) Pacarro, Noel Pacarro Brown, Amanda L. Gronau, Steven and Emily Brown and her great-grandchild, Gabriel A. Brown. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Elk’s Club Waikiki. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m. and ashes will be scattered thereafter.

Andrea Kawailani Martin

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Feb. 12, 2014
Andrea Kawailani Martin, 70, of Kaneohe, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John “Dino” and Carlos; daughters Kalei Freitas and Andrea P. Martin; father George W.K. Baker; stepmother Mary Ann Baker; brothers Keoki, Virgil and Ronald Baker; sisters Rosemary Braun and Kimberly Stevens; 20 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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RONALD THOMAS MATA

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3-16 RONALD MATA 0000609649-01RONALD THOMAS MATA 69, retired from the Honolulu Advertiser. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii and is survived by brother Henry Mata Jr., Sisters Moani Dumaoal, & Pauline Naumu. Visitation Saturday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Oahu Cemetery Services at 11:30 a.m.

Lillian Miyoko Miyashiro

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LILLIAN MIYOKO MIYASHIRO Lillian Miyoko Miyashiro, 87, of Honolulu, retired waitress for Likelike Drive Inn, passed away on February 21, 2014 at home. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons, Wayne K. (Lydia), Dennis T. (Ele), Stanley K. (Glenda) and Neal N. Miyashiro; son-in-law, Ray Nakagawara; brothers, Robert S. and Albert T. Shimabuku; and sisters, Shizue Tobara and Yeiko Kohagura, 8 grand- children and 6 great grand- children. Visitation: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service at 2:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

RIKIO MIYASHIRO

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3-16 RIKIO MIYASHIROA Celebration of Life RIKIO MIYASHIRO March 29, 2014. Diamond Head Mortuary. 9:30am Visitation, 10:30 am Service. Casual Attire. Survived by: Sons: Garrick (Velma) Miyashiro, Randy (Mei Lin) Miyashiro. Daughter: Tammy (Gary) Murakami. 7 Grand- children & 1 Great Grand Daughter. 2 Sisters: Nancy Shinsato, Betty Kinney.

PATRICIA ANN MOLALE

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PATRICIA ANN MOLALE March 6, 2014 79, of Honolulu, a secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Salt Lake City. She is survived by husband Steven, sons Brett and Kevin, brothers Kenneth and Robert Smith, sister Marian Parry and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Kai Chapel, 219 Lunalilo Home Road. Services: 7 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

GLEN KAZUTO OKAMURA

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GLEN KAZUTO OKAMURA Age 87, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 25, 2014 in Aiea. Born December 28, 1926 in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife, Kiku Okamura; sons, Gene (Emi) Okamura, Jon (Diana) Okamura; daughter, Lori (Joseph) Gaynor; 6 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (March 21) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.

ROBERT S. OSHIRO

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ROBERT S. OSHIRO Age 89, of Pearl City, HI, passed away February 19, 2014 in Honolulu. Born July 8, 1924 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by son, Robert J. Oshiro; daughters, Diane (Gordon) Fukino, Juliann Oshiro, Lori Oshiro. Visitation 8:15 a.m. Wednesday (March 19) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 8:30 a.m. Burial 10:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Adelina Argallon Rombaoa

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March 5, 2014
Adelina Argallon Rombaoa, 84, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by son Robert; daughter Letty Di Lillo; brothers Federico and Villamor Argallon; and sisters Consolacion and Merlina Asuncion, Marie Dela Cruz and Salud Agustin. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Christopher Anthony Souza Sr.

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Jan. 25, 2014
Christopher Anthony Souza Sr., 54, of Kahului, a delivery truck driver and an Army veteran, died in Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Justin and Bradly, brother Norman and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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ROLAND MILNER HO, SR.

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ROLAND MILNER HO, SR. 66, of Kaimuki, died on Feb. 26, 2014 in his home in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu and retired as a supervisor at Love’s Bakery. Preceded in death by his wife Cynthia Ho, and brother Raymond Ho, Jr. He is survived by his wife M.J. Ho; daughters Carmela (Annette Haaff) Ho, Colette (Gary) Higgins, Candace; son Roland Jr (Millie).; granddaughter Shyla Ho; grandsons James Higgins and Clarynz Kuroiwa; great-granddaughter Athena Medeiros; brother Russell Ho; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. He has touched all of his extended family of 6 step children and 16 step grand- children. Celebration of life: Saturday, March 22, 2014 beginning at 10am at St. Patrick’s Church in Kaimuki, casual attire, Mass at 11am, with reception to follow.

Judy Yoneko Tomisato

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Feb. 12, 2014
Judy Yoneko Tomisato, 76, of Mililani, a Gyotaku retiree, died in Aiea. She was born in Sashiki-Cho, Okinawa. She is survived by husband George N., son Jamie, daughter Carrie Ann A. Kubo, brothers Nobuo and Takeshi Taira, sisters Shige and Haruko, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Anita Silverio Valera

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March 8, 2014
Anita Silverio Valera, 65, of Paia, Maui, died at home under hospice care. She was born in Shanghai, China. She is survived by husband Edgardo V., son John, sister Julita Main and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Additional visitation: 12:30 p.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested in Valera’s name to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (4915 St. Elmo Ave., Suite 202, Bethesda, MD, 20814) or Kapiolani Health Foundation.

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Garry Loo Yamada

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Jan. 31, 2014
Garry Loo Yamada, 54, of Keaau, Hawaii, director of field operations for Yamada Diversified, field commissioner/fundraising coordinator for Keaukaha Pop Warner Football Association, and an Air Force veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Nola; son Brett “Mana”; daughters Cara Dudoit and Chastity Yamada; brothers Robert, Kelly, Weston and Curtis; sister Donna Miller; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Fellowship Gathering Place, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Additional celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. March 23 at Wailoa State Park large pavilion. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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SHARON SACHIKO YOSHIURA

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3-16 SHARON YOSHIURASHARON SACHIKO YOSHIURA Beloved Sharon Sachiko Yoshiura passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Sharon was born on July 22, 1949, the third of four children and attended St. Andrew’s Priory and the University of Hawaii, earning a Master’s Degree in English. She was also awarded a Rotary Club scholarship to travel abroad, studying in Frieberg, Germany for one year. Sharon was a dedicated employee and member advocate at HMSA for 33 years and an active member of the Lion’s Club. Hawaiian at heart, she was a student of hula, and cherished her kumu and the hula family of Aunty Maiki Aiu. She most enjoyed her vast backyard garden sanctuary where she planted native plants, working with her hands, and sitting under her favorite tree. Sharon is survived by husband Glen, and sons Blake and Daniel. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Dorothy Matsuura and Takeshi Matsuura, and brother, Alan Matsuura. A celebration of life will take place at Nu’uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary on Saturday March 22, 2014. Visitation at 4 p.m. Service at 5 p.m. Aloha attire.


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