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Clara Ahn

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Screenshot 2015-08-03 11.09.43CLARA AHN Daughter of the late Won Kiu and Chung Song Ahn, passed away in Honolulu on May 15, 2015 after a long illness. Born in Honolulu Oct 3, 1922, she grew up on Oahu, eventually going away to college in Greeley, Colorado. She returned to obtain her graduate degree in Economics at the U of H, later teaching in elementary and intermediate schools for six years prior to moving to New York City where she established her own public relations firm. In the sixties she joined William Law Construction Corporation in Manhattan, becoming president of the company in 1970. She retired to Hawaii in the nineties and is survived by daughters Marcia Yoshida and Jana Olney, grandsons Kevin and Curtis Yoshida and sister Elizabeth Ahn Toupin of Lexington, Ma. She was a gracious, gentle lady known for her generous and kind heart and will be missed. Private services were held at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Robie N. Aho

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July 2, 2015
Robie N. Aho, 50, of Hauula, a retired book binder, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Daren Verzosa, hanai mother Ululani Jones, brothers Lemuel Jones and Rick Sanico, and sisters Ala Jones, Kiana Keopuhiwa and Tracie Kaupe. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at family residence, 54-113 Imua Place, Hauula. Casual attire. Lei welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Anatalia Albios

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June 21, 2015
Anatalia Albios, 77, of San Francisco died in San Francisco. She was born in Mokuleia. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11:30 a.m.

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Dolores Catherine Bannister

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July 6, 2015
Dolores Catherine Bannister, 81, of Waipahu, an Addressograph person for the Liberty House Distribution Center, died in Honolulu. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Kale and Michael, daughters Cookie Irvine and Sonia Bode, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ezra Lee Barro

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June 28, 2015
Ezra Lee Barro, 20, of Wahiawa died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Kayden Lee Santos-Barro; father Bobby Lee; mother Delaneya; sisters Lynell and Kayla Barro and Shalayna Bautista; and grandparents Fidel and Dolores DeSoto. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Josephine Lowe Beyer

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July 26, 2015
Josephine Lowe Beyer, 94, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by son Peter, daughter D. Hunter, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Cynthia Rivera Bonner

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July 23, 2015
Cynthia Rivera “Cyndi” Bonner, 61, of Honolulu, a sales representative for Solar Systems Hawaii, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Teri Rivera, Charlene “Charli” Freeman and Dolores “Dolly” Mercado. Visitation: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Celebration of life: 4:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Richard Stanley Borsukiewicz

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July 21, 2015
Richard Stanley Borsukiewicz, 82, of Kaneohe, a Marine Corps retiree, died at home. He was born in Maryland. He is survived by wife Donna, son Theodore and sister Irene Lyba. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kaneohe. Services: 11:15 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Aug. 11 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Catholic Charities. Aloha attire.

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RONALD E. BRIGHT

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$nameRONALD E. BRIGHT Ronald E. Bright, 81, teacher and director extraordinaire, went to be with his eternal Father in Heaven on July 7, 2015. Mr. B., as he was most oftened referred to, was born in Hilo, Hawaii, on September 2, 1933. After graduating from Hilo High School in 1951, he attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo, then continued his studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he graduated in 1956, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Education. He obtained his Professional Certificate in 1957 after intern teaching at Roosevelt High School, where he met his wife, Moira. In 1973, he received his Master's in Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Mr. B.'s full-time teaching career started at Castle High School in Kaneohe, Hawaii, in 1957, only to be interrupted by a 2-year stint with the United States Army at Schofield Barracks from 1958-1960. He thoroughly enjoyed his military career and joined the 111th HI Army National Guard band shortly after. He returned to education, teaching at Castle High School, up until his retirement in 1993. During his college years, he was a key player in a TV series airing weekly called "Campus Canteen," moonlighted as a piano player at the Beretania Follies, and later became a dinner pianist at the Kaneohe Yacht Club and Oahu Country Club. It was at Castle High that he directed over 85 musicals and plays; this, along with other productions elsewhere such as New Hope Christian Fellowship, Kamehameha Schools and Paliku Theatre, numbered over 100 directorial pursuits. There were numerous accolades bestowed on him throughout his lifetime, more notably, State Teacher of the Year, University of Hawaii Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Milken Teacher of the Year Award, Guardsman of the Year, Father of the Year, Federal Citizen of the Year and Living Treasure of Hawaii. His love for God never veered and he was content to live the good life that God planned for him. It was in June of 1960, that he married the love of his life, Moira, a made-in-heaven union that produced three beautiful children, Clarke (Lynell), the Royal Hawaiian Bandmaster, Jodi (Lee) Stein, a teacher at Shafter Elementary, Michael (Jade), teacher at Kamehameha Schools, and seven grandchildren he was so proud of: Chris, Timothy, Caitlin, Drew and Colton Bright, and Lauren and Mia Stein. He is also survived by sisters Leilani Aguiar, Judy Pereira, and brother, Wally Bright. His capacity to love was enormous and he touched thousands upon thousands of souls with his contagious smile, hearty laugh, big hugs and twinkling eyes that communicated, "you are special." He will never be forgotten but will live in our hearts forever. Arrangements: by Hawaiian Memorial Park - First Presbyterian Church, Ko'olau Ballroom, Friday, August 7, 2015, visitation from 8:30 - 10:00 am, service 10:00 - 11:15am. Friends and family are urged to car pool if attending services; overflow parking and shuttle service also available at Hawaii Pacific University, Kaneohe. Aloha attire, no flowers.

Ronald Earl Bright

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July 7, 2015
Ronald Earl Bright, 81, of Kailua, a retired Castle High School teacher and an Army National Guard retiree, died in Kailua. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Moira “Mo,” sons Clarke and Michael, daughter Jodi Stein, brother Wallace, sisters Leilani Aguiar and Judy Pereira, and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Kaneohe. Services: 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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James William Kaleonalani Duff

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May 11, 2015
James William Kaleonalani Duff, 45, of Henderson, Nev., an operational supervisor, died in Barstow, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gina H., son Michael, daughters Jessica and Kaitlyn, father James W. and sister Toddi L. Nakagawa. General visitation: 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Violet Ululani Chang Akana Duff

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May 11, 2015
Violet Ululani Chang Akana Duff, 68, Henderson, Nev., a legal office assistance and Navy veteran, died in Barstow, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Toddi L. Nakagawa, brothers Frederick Y.L.C. and Alexander Y.S.C. Akana, half-sister Maile Jean Fletcher and six grandchildren. General visitation: 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Larry Koichi Ebato

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June 6, 2015
Larry Koichi Ebato, 91, of Aiea, a retired heavy equipment parts clerk for Hawaiian Equipment and an Army veteran, died in La Jolla, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Daryl, daughter Debbie Asato, brothers Hiroshi and Terry, sister Jenny Fukuhara, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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George J. Gibbons

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July 27, 2015
George J. Gibbons, 72, of Pearl City, a Navy veteran and retired Honolulu Police Department corporal, died in Pearl City. He was born in New York City. He is survived by daughter Cristine K.L. and two grandchildren. Committal services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.

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Harvey L. Gochros

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$nameHARVEY L. GOCHROS Age 83, died peacefully in April 2015, surrounded by his loved ones. A University of Hawaii professor for 29 years, he was also a visiting professor at Univ. of California at Berkeley, Oxford University and Trinity Colleges. He was an author, recipient of a Fulbright scholarship and a UH Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching Award, served as president of the UH Faculty Retirees Association and volunteered as docent at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. He loved traveling, photography, eating, gardening, music and, mostly, his family, friends and students. He leaves behind his wife, Jean; son, David; daughter, Susan; son- in-law, Presley Pang; daughter- in-law, Debra; and grandson, Jeremy. A private service was held.

Hector Mercado Gonzalez

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July 21, 2015
Hector Mercado Gonzalez, 60, of Hilo, a floral designer for Floral Mart in Hilo, died at home. He was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. He is survived by brothers Oscar and Gilberto Mercado, and Raymond Aguila. Private services.

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DR. BERT YUKIO HAYASHI

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$nameDR. BERT YUKIO HAYASHI Age 94, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2015. Born April 27, 1921, he served as Pres. of the Hawai'i Dental Assoc. (1979) & was a trustee for the American Dental Assoc. (1985-1991). He was DG of the Lions Clubs Int'l, Pres. of the Eye Found. of Hawai'i, & a veteran of WWII. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, & traveling with family. He is survived by his wife, Clara; & sons, Gerald & Craig; sister, Amy Nishijima; 3 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3pm Sat. (Aug. 8) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary Service: 4pm (casual attire).

WILBERT MUN SIN HO

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$nameWILBERT MUN SIN HO Wilbert Mun Sin Ho, 87, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2015. He was born in Waiawa, Oahu. He attended August Ahrens Elem and later boarded at 'Iolani School '47. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in April 1946 and was stationed in Germany. He retired from Hickam AFB in 1986 as the Avionics Supervisor. He is survived by wife, Helen; son, Dr. Wilton Ho; daughters, Sharon Miyashiro (Merl) and Pam Vierra (Robert); 5 grand- children: Markus, Justin, Natalie, David & Lauren; brother, Warren (Anita) and sister, Gladys Nishioka (Roy). Preceded in death by sons, William and Wesley; brothers, Walter and Wallace. Memorial service at St. Alban's Chapel, 'Iolani School on Sunday, August 9; visitation 1:30; service 3:00pm. Inurnment at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, Aug. 10, 1:00pm.

Beverly Dale Lum Ho

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July 29, 2015
Beverly Dale Lum Ho, 69, of Makawao, Maui, a registered nurse, died at Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by husband Obed Jr., sons Steven, daughters Stephanie Lum Ho and Georgia Sato, and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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FRED WILLIAM SCHNEIDER, III

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FRED WILLIAM SCHNEIDER, III Fred William Schneider, III passed away peacefully on July 9, 2015, two days before his 68th birthday. He was at his home at Hale Malamalama in Kuliouou. Born in Honolulu, Bill graduated from Punahou School in 1966. He loved his Punahou classmates, remembering them with Aloha throughout his life. Upon graduating from Punahou, Bill joined the United States Navy proudly serving during the years of the Viet Nam War. While on active duty, Bill was stationed on the U.S.S. Maury in the South China Sea. After serving in the Navy, Bill returned to civilian life in Honolulu. For many years, he worked in Hawaii's hotel and restaurant industry, where he loved to share a laugh with co-workers. As a passionate supporter of University of Hawaii football, Bill attended every home game for over two decades. Bill was a devoted son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. He took great pride in his nephew and niece, who loved his kind-hearted spirit. We will miss Bill, and we will always remember the love and loyalty that he gave to his friends and family. Bill is survived by his brother, Bob, his sister-in-law, Francie, his nephew, Zander, his niece, Annie, and his aunt, Shirley Tetreault. Private services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

ORLAND WILLIAM NOBLE, JR

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$nameORLAND WILLIAM NOBLE, JR Long time Manoa resident Orland William "Bill" Noble, 78, passed away in Anacortes WA on July 24. Born Nov 25, 1936 in Bakersfield, CA, the San Jose State graduate moved to Honolulu in 1960 where he met his wife and raised his family with "perfect love" in Manoa valley. Bill worked for Pan American and Hawaiian Airlines, retiring to Anacortes in 1997. He is survived by wife Anne Wheeler Noble, son Peter, daughter Jennifer, daughter-in-law Beth Noble, son-in-law Rich Feuerstein, grandchildren Lucy, Emma, Addy Noble and Johnathan, Eric, Michael, Emily Feuerstein. Celebration of Life will be held August 15 at Seafarers' Memorial Building, Anacortes. Private inurnment to be held at Oahu Cemetery at a later date. Donations to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org).

Ellen Tomino Kido

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Jan. 2, 2015
Ellen Tomino Kido, 85, of Honolulu, a retired special-education teacher, died in Wayland, Mass. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Sherrie Simpson and Phyllis Kido-Sadagursky; brothers Frank, Ken, Mark, Dick and Eddie Watase; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, east chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Manuela Balon Mariano

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July 4, 2015
Manuela Balon Mariano, 86, of Waipahu, a retired Ilikai Hotel housekeeper, died in Kapolei. She was born in San Antonio, Sarrat, Barangay No. 8, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Gabriela “Ella” Bueno, brother Remedios Balon, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Robert E. McGlone

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July 23, 2015
Robert E. McGlone, 83, of Honolulu, a retired associate professor of history at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, died in Honolulu. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Marion and brother Richard. Services: 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Krauss Hall, 2500 Dole St., on the University of Hawaii campus. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Alpha Beta Epsilon, Department of History, UH-Manoa, 2300 Dole St., SAK A203, Honolulu, HI 96822, the National History Honor Society.

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HARRY I. MIYAMA

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HARRY I. MIYAMA Age 90, of Pearl City, HI, passed away July 12, 2015 in Kapolei, HI. Born August 31, 1924 in Piihonua, Big Island, HI. He is survived by wife, Setsuko "Pat" Miyama; son, Gary (Sheryl) Miyama; daughters, Janice (Eric) Watanabe, Wendy Miyama; sisters, Betsy (Fred) Tao, Lillian (Herbert) Nishikawa; sister-in- law, Margaret Miyama; grand- children, Dawn (Kapono) Kanoho, Ashley Watanabe, Taylor Watanabe, Kelle Miyama, Kacie Miyama; great-grandchildren, Emma Kanoho, Eligh Kanoho. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Aug. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers please.

Elsie Hisano Miyamoto

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July 23, 2015
Elsie Hisano Miyamoto, 93, of Honolulu, an owner of Jerri-Jane’s Fashions, died at Hale Malamalama, Honolulu. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Ranceford, daughters Desi Miyamoto and Jerri “Topsie” Young, sister Peggy Y. Pagan and a grandchild. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Chieko Nakama

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June 22, 2015
Chieko Nakama, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Ninole, North Hilo. She is survived by son Dexter; daughters Nancy Toyooka, Eva Ikeda, Linda Ajimine, Gayle Lussier and Carolyn Lum; sister Patsy Oshiro; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Betty Victoria Parker

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July 21, 2015
Betty Victoria Parker, 89, of Honolulu, formerly of Tokyo, a retired editor and proofreader for Tokyo University Journal of Ophthalmology, died at Hi’olani Care Center at Kahala Nui. She was born in Baltimore. She is survived by daughter Alice McGowan, brother Earl Davis, sister Beverly Boose and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Ronald W. Punsalan

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July 19, 2015
Ronald W. “Ron” Punsalan, 64, of Hilo, a security guard for Keaau Middle School, died at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jocelyn S. Damo “Joyce”; daughters Shawna McAllister and Sheena and Shane Punsalan; brother Steven; and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Thursday at New Hope Fellowship in Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Consolacion Aguinaldo Romero

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July 21, 2015
Consolacion Aguinaldo Romero, 94, of Honolulu, formerly of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired seamstress/designer for Guadalupe Bulatao, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lanao Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Roger A. Marzan; brothers Abelardo Garvida and Arthur Jr. and Thomas Aguinaldo; sisters Flora Sagucio and Leticia Serrano; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, east chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 15 at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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