Archive for February 12th, 2017

Marie S. Acena

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82, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. She was born in Kihei, Maui. Visitation: 9:30a.m.; Services: 10:30a.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Inurnment: 2:00p.m. on Monday, February 20 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Patricio Alday, “Pat”

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Patricio Alday, Alday, 87, of Honolulu, HI, died December 29, 2016. Born January 8, 1929 in Douglas, AZ, he loved working as a Traffic Monitor for Liliuokalani Elementary School in Kaimuki until the school closed in 2011. Survived by wife Janice; daughters Judy and Angela of Honolulu; daughter Grace of Tennessee; son Kenneth (Tiffany) Mancao of Wailuku. He was preceded in death by daughter Inez Uribe. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Memorial Service: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Kapahulu Bible Church. In lieu of flowers donations to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Melvin A. Andrade, Sr.

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82, of Haiku, Maui, died in Wailuku on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. He was born in Paia, Maui. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Burial: 1:00p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.
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Alfredo P. Cabanas

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85, of Kihei, Maui, died in Kihei on Friday, February 3, 2017. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Visitation: 9:00am; Services: 11:00am on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Norman's Mortuary. Burial: 1:30pm at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku.
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Francisca Agloro Caitano

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84, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on Monday, February 6, 2017. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Private services held.
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Florence-Encharing Seman Camacho-Stephen

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49, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was born in Saipan. Visitation: 04:00 - 8:00PM on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East Chapel. Services: 04:00PM on Friday, February 17 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.
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Julia Elizabeth Campo

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76, of Napili, Maui, died in Napili on Thursday, January 26, 2017. She was born in Hana, Maui. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary,Kahului. Service: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku.
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John Emmanuel Capanas

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John Emmanuel Capanas, 92, of Kailua, a retired Kailua Post Office mail carrier and Army veteran, passed away in Honolulu. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by son Anthony "Tony," daughters Paula Anne (Lloyd) Ignacio and Kathleen "Kehau" (Warren) Sherrell, sister Florence Baxter, grandsons Jason (Danielle) Kapua and Jeremy, and great-grandchildren, Lillian and U'i. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. February 21 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 148 Makawao St., Kailua. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Edeltraut Christine Chang

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88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Thursday, February 2, 2017. She was born in Vienna, Austria. Private Services held.
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Carolyn “Bee” G. Chun

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70, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died on December 21, 2016 in Honolulu. She was born in Berkeley, California. Visitation: 10:00a.m.; Services: 11:00a.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Diamond Head Mortuary.
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JEAN STAPLETON COLEMAN

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JEAN STAPLETON COLEMANJean Stapleton Coleman, of Makawao, formerly of Honolulu, died Dec. 22, 2016, in Kahului. She was 91. Jean was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., to Charles and Roselind Stapleton. She lived mostly in Hawaii, but loved to travel, including spending eight years in Japan, where she married and had three of her four children. She also spent three years, starting in 1978, circling the globe on her own; and five years, while in her 60s, with the U.S. Foreign Service in Holland and Tunisia. In Hawaii and Florida in the 1960s, Jean was active in the Republican Party. In the 1970s, she was publisher of a tourism magazine, president of the Hawaii Advertising Federation and, in 1978, Hawaii Advertising Woman of the Year. Known and respected worldwide for her astrology skills, Jean was a confidant, mentor and role model to family and friends, loved and admired for her wisdom and beautiful, ageless spirit. Her favorite pastimes included painting and gardening. Jean is survived by her children Mark, Lori, Paul and Kevin; hanai daughter Juliet Makaila Wilkinson; grandchildren Jeremy, Mele, Alisha, Amber and Kawika; six nieces and a nephew. Jean's life will be celebrated Feb. 18 at Oahu Cemetery chapel. Online condolences welcomed at www.nakamuramortuary.com.

Linda Takashi Corpuz

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59, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Friday, January 6, 2017. She was born in Okinawa. Private Services were held.
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Charles Thomas Dixon

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Charles Thomas DixonCharles Thomas Dixon, 88, was born on May 17, 1928 and died on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from complications of the flu. He grew up in Baltimore, the oldest son in a family of 12 children. He enlisted in the Navy in the 1940's and moved his young family to San Francisco in the 1950's, where he worked as a bus driver. In 1967 Charles became a radio officer with the Maritime Merchant Marines, a position he held unit his retirement in Hawaii in 1999 where he had lived with his wife since 1986. He was an independent thinker and philosophical man who valued honesty from a young age. A lifelong learner, Charles studied and developed an appreciation of languages through his extensive travels. One of his many accomplishments was how skillfully he transitioned through the changing technologies from morse code to digital communication by earning two degrees in computer science. An avid reader and strong believer in exercise, Charles could often be seen riding his bicycle around Honolulu. He is survived by his wife of 31 years Mary T. Dixon; daughters Renie Ananda (Prijadi), Clairemonica Figueroa (George), Nadine and Guia Dixon; sons Marc, Julian and Neal Dixon; brothers Arthur Dixon (Velma) and Ronald Dixon; sisters Dolores Watson, Ellen Gonsales (Pablo), Gertrude Sherman and Cyanthia Maddox; six grandchildren, four great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Charles was stepfather to Henry Rausch (Janet), William Rausch (Katherine), Mary Kay Orr (Scott), Steven Rausch (Mary), ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Charles' body has been donated to the John A. Burns medical school, UHM. Memorial services will be held in Baltimore this summer and San Francisco. Donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

Sawae Higashi

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92, of Hilo, Hawaii, formerly of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, died in Hilo on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. She was born in Laupahoehoe. Visitation: 10:00a.m.; Services: 11:00a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo.
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Stanley “Kage” Kageyama

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90, of Honolulu, passed away on Jan. 17, 2017 at home. He was a Korean War Veteran and is survived by his wife, Sally, sons, Roy(Carmin) and Alan(Charlette), daughters, Beth(Guy) Morgan and Faith. Sister, Sueko Oguro, eight grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren. Private services to be held.

Michelle Pilialoha K. Kaho’ohanohano

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21, of Kahului, Maui, died in Wailuku on Sunday, January 22, 2017. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. Services: 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Circle of Joy at Kula Hospital.
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Miriam Clare Kamaka

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55, of Cypress California, died on January 5, 2017. She was born in Honolulu on November 26, 1961. Predeceased by father George Bernard Jr., and survived by mother Attlelyn, brothers John and Michael, sister Georgietta Peters (Irving TX), and 2 nieces. Her career included the Orange County Recorders office, American Fuji Seal and NYK Logistics. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Services 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Diamond Head Memorial Chapel. Private family services were held at Dimond & Shannon Mortuary in Garden Grove, California on January 11.

Mary V. Lee

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93, of Koloa, Kaua`i, died on Monday, February 06, 2017. She was born in Alabama on July 18, 1923. Private Celebration of Life.
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Captain Gerald O. Lesperance

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Captain Gerald O. LesperanceAge 86, died January 27, 2017 at home in Aiea. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanne T. Lesperance; daughter Michelle Lesperance; sons Stephen, David, and Kenneth; and grandson, Evan Lesperance. Gerald was preceded in death by their son, Andre. Jerry graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1952 and served with distinction for 30 years, including Korean War service. He served the 14th Coast Guard District as Chief, Aids to Navigation, and Chief Engineer. He also commanded the Coast Guard Far East Section in Japan. In addition to his Academy Engineering degree, he completed graduate work in Civil Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and earned an MBA from George Washington University. Jerry was born in Gardner, Massachusetts. In 1954, he married Jeanne at the Pearl Harbor Sub Base Chapel. After his military career, Jerry was a Project Manager for the State of Hawaii, spearheading the Puna Geothermal and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Projects. He published a number of alternate energy articles and retired from the State in 1993. A devout Catholic, Jerry team-taught confirmation preparation classes with his wife. He was a Lay Eucharistic Minister and a Hospital Lay Ministry volunteer. He was an avid, lifelong waterman and continued to ocean swim several days a week well into his 80s. A private mass was held for immediate family. He will be interred at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on February 24, 2017 at 1 pm, with a celebration of life reception to follow. In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations to St. Francis Hospice, Attn: Foundation Department, Box 29700 Honolulu, HI 96822, will be welcomed in his name.

Harmony Aumber Marlow

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39, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Monday, January 30, 2017. She was born in Casper, Wyoming. Burial to take place at a later date in California.
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Yuriye Morinaka

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93, of Hanamaulu, Kaua`i, died on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. at her home. She was born in Hule`ia, Kaua`i on August 13, 1923. Visitation: 9:30a.m.; Services: 10:30a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Lihue Christian Church. Burial to follow at Kaua`i Memorial Gardens.
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CAROLINE ANDRADE MOTAS

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CAROLINE ANDRADE MOTASAge 80, of Aiea, Hawaii passed away on January 12, 2017. She was born on October 28, 1936 in Honolulu. She was precede in death by husband of 50 years Jose "Pepe" Matas; parents Carlos & Johanna Andrade; brother Carlos Jr. & sister Angeline "Angie" Kahoonei. She is survived by sons Matthew "Macky" (Lorna), Michael (Teresa), Vinson (Randy), Jonathan "Butch" (Kea) daughters; Mattlyn "Bonnie" Walker & Jodette "Jodie" Sasaki (Ricky); sister Patricia Sem- Keale; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, aunts, nieces and nephews. Service will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Church in Aiea. Visitation 9:30 AM, Mass at 11:00, Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Torao Mukai

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90, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Saturday, January 14, 2017. He was born in Haiku, Maui. Private Services held.
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ANTJE R M MUNENO

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ANTJE R M MUNENOBorn October 14, 1926 in Maastricht, Netherlands, Antje Roelfina Maria Bouckaert (Ann) passed away in Honolulu on February 6, 2017. She is already greatly missed! From enduring the Nazi Occupation of her home town during her teen years to her passing in Hawaii, Ann faced life's joys and challenges with strength and courage. She married her Kauai-born husband James in Maastricht in 1949. They moved to London, England where their first child was born. A subsequent move to New York City saw the birth of 5 more children. During this time Ann became a naturalized US citizen. The family moved to Hawaii in 1959 where 2 more children were born. In addition to the demands of parenting such a large brood, Ann worked as a real estate agent for a short while, then for AMFAC, followed by accounting careers at Maui Divers and HonBlue. She also served on the boards of the Hawaii Kai Library, Hawaii Central Credit Union and Queen Emma Gardens. Ann had many talents. She spoke 4 languages, played the piano, enjoyed reading, swimming, dancing, needlework and painting. Ann is survived by her husband James T Muneno, daughters Pat Muneno, Ann Muneno, Chiyo Churchill (Charles), Kathy Muneno Thompson (Nainoa); sons Jim Muneno (Charlene), Henry Muneno (Lynn), William Muneno (Cheryl), 16 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren, her brother Harm Bouckaert and several nieces and nephews. Funeral mass 10:00 am Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Star of the Sea church, 4470 Aliikoa St, Honolulu, followed by visitation. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hawaii State Library: Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at 402 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815, in Ann's name, would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Charles Isami Oda

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Charles Isami OdaCharles Isami Oda, 93, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2017, at his home in Centennial, Colorado. He is predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Reiko Takakuwa Oda, who died in June 2016. He is survived by daughters, Bonnie Oda Homsey (Philip) of Los Angeles, California, and Jill Oda Woomer of Centennial, Colorado, and grandchildren, Devin, Kara, and Tali Homsey, Mitch and Augustus Woomer; and sister Fusako Rodrigues of California. Born in Pu'unene, Maui, on February 9, 1923, to Gunpei and Kikue Oda, he spent his youth swimming in the irrigation ditches of the sugarcane fields. Swimming was his passion, and from a young age Charlie was identified and trained by Soichi Sakamoto as one of the original members of the 3 Year Swim Club. In 1941, he received a full-ride swimming scholarship to the University of Hawaii, however when World War II erupted, Charlie enlisted and became part of the 442nd RCT. He was assigned to the Cannon Company and sent to fight in Europe. During the late summer of 1944, since there were no Olympic games that year, the Tri-Theatre Allied Games were scheduled in Rome, Italy. The games were organized for Allied athletes from the European & Mediterranean Armies in an athletic competition that included Track & Field, Swimming & Diving, and Team Sports. Charles was selected to participate in the Swimming & Diving competition for the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations (MTO) team, competing against several past and future Olympic Champions. At the meet, he individually won the 200M, 400M and 1500M freestyle events and anchored the 400M and 800M relays to the team championship. As a result of his efforts, Charlie was awarded the "Outstanding Performer" award and presented a trophy for his accomplishments. After the war, Charlie returned to the University of Hawaii to finish his major in sociology and continued to chase success in the pool locally and nationally. He became captain of the University of Hawaii swim team, and finished his swimming career with a bid to make the 1948 Olympics at the swimming trials in Detroit, Michigan. Charlie worked for over 30 years with Pan-American Airlines in Reservations, then the Sales Division; and he travelled the globe wherever Pan Am flew. Charlie also continued to be involved with swimming through coaching and worked with the swim team at the Nuuanu YMCA, following in the vein of Coach Sakamoto. Until he moved to Colorado in 2001, he could be found several times a week enjoying his afternoon long distance swims in the ocean off the beach at Ala Moana. Inurnment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, will be held privately at a future date.

Paul S. Oshita

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91, long-time resident of Aiea, passed away on January 28, 2017. He was the President of Tropical Brokerage. He is survived by his wife, Kimiko; son, Dave; daughters, Lynne Brickner (Gerald Gallard), Dale, and Ann; and brother, Howard. Visitation 5pm on Thursday (Feb 16) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at 6pm. No gifts, please. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

CLARENCE PACARRO

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CLARENCE PACARROThe "Governor" of Pu'unui and "Grandpa" to many. Clarence Pacarro, longtime resident of Pu'unui, colleague and coach to many, friend and advocate to all, and "Grandpa" to thousands, died Thursday at age 88. Born to Julia and Frank Pacarro on October 13th in 1928 in Watertown on Oahu, he was the fourth of eight children in the Pacarro family. In his early years the family moved to Makawele, Kauai, then moved back to Honolulu, eventually settling in Pu'unui. In their youth, he and his brothers were known for their basketball team, winning several tournaments throughout the state. After graduating from Farrington High School, Pacarro began his career at the Dole Company where he met his wife Theodosia "Teddi" Pacarro. The two were married in 1950. He was employed by Dole until the mid-seventies, and served in the Army National Guard for ten years. Later, Pacarro joined Midas Hawaii as Sales Manager, where he was known for treating all customers like family, and as a result, earned numerous national sales awards. He also purchased, ran, and ultimately sold the Waialae Laundromat. Pacarro was a generous man who led by example, worked hard, put family first, and never turned away someone in need. He was nicknamed "the governor" because without hesitation he converted friends into family, and with a fair and big heart, looked after many who were "hana'e-d" over the years. His true passion was for the game of basketball. Pacarro was a legendary coach who touched the lives of thousands during his years coaching at Farrington, Mid-Pacific Institute, and Punahou School. Through basketball he would teach character and sportsmanship; his motto was "Always be humble, don't grumble, just smile." An advocate of so many young athletes, in his later years he was fondly known as "Grandpa" by his players, both on and off the court. Pacarro passed away peacefully at The Villas at St. Francis with family by his side. He is survived by his wife Theodosia Pacarro, his children Gary Pacarro, Charles Pacarro, Julie Stout, and Colin Pacarro, grandchildren Kahi Pacarro, Noel Pacarro Brown, Tony Pacarro, Bobby Pacarro, Juliann Pacarro, Kristin Pacarro, Brittany Pacarro, Andrew Pacarro, Alissa Pacarro, and his nine great grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held at Thurston Chapel at Punahou School on Saturday February 18th. Visitation will begin at 1:15pm with a service to follow at 2:30pm. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Ronald Malacas Pagdilao

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43, of Lahaina, Maui, died in Wailuku on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. He was born in Wailuku. Visitation: 6:30-9:00 pm; Services: 7:30 pm on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Lahaina. Burial: 12:30pm on Saturday, February 18 at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku.
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Stanley Kaulana Palama, Sr.

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Palama, Sr. 71, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on Thursday, December 15, 2016. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. Memorial Service: 12:00-4:00p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Hilo.
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VISITACION “SITANG” AMODO PATOC

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Age 92, of Honolulu, HI, passed away December 26, 2016 in Honolulu. Born November 5, 1924 in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by sons, Prudencio (Agustina) Patoc, Rogelio (Marciana) Patoc; daughters, Lucrecia (John) Patoc, Estelina (Jolly) Dela Cruz; brother, Ponciano Amodo; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 15) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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