Archive for April 16th, 2017

ANDREW ARNO

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ANDREW ARNOAndrew Arno died on 19 November 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii. An emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, he was born in Alexandria, Virginia, and grew up in San Antonio and Austin, Texas. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin in 1965 and received his JD with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1969. He received his PhD in social anthropology from Harvard University in 1974. Following a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale Law School he joined the faculty of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He moved to Hawaii in 1977 to become a research associate in the Communication Institute at the East-West Center and joined the faculty of the University of Hawaii in 1985. His years in law school led to a fascination with law as a powerful social and cultural institution. As an anthropologist he applied his broad background in the humanities, particularly philosophy, to a deeper understanding not only of law but also of mass media and other ways of communicating about social conflict. As a teacher he encouraged students in their own interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary issues and earned their gratitude as a generous and inspiring mentor. Andrew's wide-ranging interests and creative talents were reflected in the arts as well as in his scholarship. He was a gifted artist and craftsman, with a large legacy of work that began with the crafting of arrowheads as a boy in Texas and continued throughout his life in his painting, jewelry making, and woodworking. Andrew lived his life to the end with grace and humor. He is survived by his wife, Letitia Hickson; his daughter, Claudia Arno (Samuel Brenner); his granddaughter, Alexandra Brenner; his brother James Arno (Marguerite Johnston); and his sister-in-law Mary Arno. He was preceded in death by his brother Michael Arno. Donations in his name may be made to the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice or to the University of Hawaii Foundation Anthropology Alumni Scholarship.

MA’A “STONE” S. ASUEGA

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MA'A Our beloved Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa, Maatulimanu Solosolo Asuega went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 23rd, 2017. No longer in pain but in peace, he was lovingly received by our beloved Mother, Aloiafi, his son Thomas, and his daughter Marie with comfort and relief, knowing that his suffering is no more. Loved and missed by man, you will remain in our hearts forever. Born November 28, 1936 and raised in Pago Pago, American Samoa until the late 1950's when he came to Hawai'i to begin a life here. He met and married our Mom in the early 1960's and had five of us children. He retired from the Honolulu Transport Warehouse (now Kano Trucking) as a warehouse foreman supervisor. His coworkers knew him by "Stone" because his first name means "Cornerstone", "Ma'a" short for stone. He was an active member of the Tenant Association Committee at Mayor Wright Homes where he initiated and implemented the first Neighborhood Security Watch program in the state of Hawai'i. He was also an active member of the Samoan Flag Day Committee in the 1990's where for the first time in Hawai'i, Native Hawaiians participated in the August 1996 event. The Hokule'a Voyaging Canoe and its crew sailed into Keehi Lagoon on the morning of August 9th, where about 100 Samoans greeted them with a traditional kava ceremony. From humble beginnings until the end, our Dad was always proud of his children, and his HC Asuega Family for their firm belief in God, our custom and culture. We love you and miss you Dad, never far from our thoughts but close to our hearts. Manuia lou Malaga... A hui hou... Until we meet again. Survived by his two daughters, Pamela Asuega-Keawe (Kenneth), Sonya Honeygirl Asuega. Grandchildren; Laurissa, Kenny, Taylor, Thomas, Pamela Marie, Charlie, Thomas Jr., and Koali'i. Great- grandchild; Jasmine Brothers;Tommy, Solosolo, Leulua'iasopaolo, Ulafala. Sisters; Malologa Balete, Selefulufa Asuega-Tilivala and Siauini Palaita. Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. Sunday April 23, 2017 at Kamehameha School Bishop Memorial Chapel. Service begins at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be Monday April 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Ray James Mendoza Baldonado

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44, of Kodiak, Alaska, formerly of Ewa Beach, died in Kodiak on Friday, March 24, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 at Mauka Chapel. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Grace Louise Brennan

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100, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Mililani on Monday, April 3, 2017. She was born in Fairfield, Connecticut. Services to be held at a later date.
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Reverend Nathalie Michiko Cadorna

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67, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on Saturday, February 18, 2017. She was born in Wailuku. Visitation: 8:00am; Services: 10:00am on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului, Maui. Burial: 1:00pm at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao, Maui.
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Joseph Edward Capello

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79; of Honolulu, passed on March 23, 2017 at home. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii on July 25, 1937. A retired firefighter with the Honolulu Fire Department. He is survived by his wife Margaret (Sue), daughter Roxanne (Roxy), grandchildren Alika, Kainoa and Kainani Highland, brothers Manuel (Boysie), Milton (Bobby), and Richard (Ricky) Capello. Services will be at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary in Kaneohe on April 21, 2017 at 10am, visitation 10:30-11:30am, Mass at 11:30am. Burial to be at Valley of the Temples at 1:30pm.

Jean K. Chong

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93, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Thursday, March 16, 2017. She was born in Lahaina, Maui. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Kalihi Union Church.
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Donald Wright Dias

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86, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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Donald wright dias

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86, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away on March 1, 2017. He was a U.S. Airforce Korean War Veteran and a retired detective for the Honolulu Police Department. He was also a member of the Ex-Solo Bike Motorcycle Club. Donald is survived by his wife Twila; daughters: Donetta, Twila and Stacey Dias, Jodi (Randy) Akau and Cherylynn (Charles) Nobriga; sisters: Juliet Branigan, Dorothea Lipe and Frances Koo; 16 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren. Service information printed in today's paper.

Julia “J ” Duran

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Julia 83 of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away on March 6, 2017. She was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She managed Topper's Drive in Wahiawa for many years and retired as a cook at Leeward's Drive Inn in Waipahu. She is survived by Sons: Glenn - deceased (Evelyn) Duran, Vincent Duran, Jr.; Daughters: Vivian Ramento (Rick), Doreen - deceased (Julio) Carino, Debra (Garret) Sekigawa, Jacquelyn (Edward) Andrade; Sisters: Genevieve Cabebe (Botch) and Anita Parrow (John); 16 Grandchildren, 23 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great- Great Grandchild; Numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. VISITATION: 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary - Mauka Chapel, Service at 10:30 a.m., Internment at a later date. Casual attire

LINDA FLORES

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LINDA FLORES Age 65, of Makaha, passed on 4/1/17 ending her struggle with colon cancer at the home of sister-in-Christ and caretaker Abigail Eli. Born Linda Mae Richardson to Betty (Gardner) Richardson on 1/13/1952 in Missouri, she is survived by son Anthony Flores, sister Teresa Trask, father Melicio and brothers Ronald, Jamie, Michael, and Leighton Dela Cruz. 8:30 am Visitation and 9:30 am Service on 4/21/17 presided by Pastor Yamashita at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, Waianae. Reception to follow. Inurnment: 2 pm at Mililani Memorial Park.

Ramona Jean Kepo`o Foster

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63, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Friday, March 24, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Services: 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Wailoa State Pavilion No. 3, Hilo, Hawaii. Scattering of ashes to be done at a later date.
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Sylvester Mack Garcia, Jr.

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86, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Monday, March 27, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Services: 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Honolulu. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
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SYLVESTER M. GARCIA

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Retired Army Master Sgt. Sylvester M. "Gus" Garcia passed away on March 27, 2017, at the Veterans Affairs long-term care center in Honolulu at the age of 86. Gus, who served in the U.S. Army for over 26 years and saw combat in both the Korean and Vietnam wars, was born in Honolulu on April 12, 1930, to Mack and Cecilia (Phillips) Garcia. He graduated from Farrington High School in 1947. An avid fan of University of Hawaii sports and a UH football season ticket holder since the mid-1970s, Gus was an accomplished athlete himself, excelling in volleyball, basketball, tennis, bowling and golf. After retiring from the Army in 1975, Gus earned two associate degrees from Leeward Community College. He was also a skilled gardener; his periodic plant sales, usually held over three-day weekends, drew large crowds to his home in Pacific Palisades. Gus is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beverly K. Garcia; daughter Martha (Roche) of Texas; son Melfred of Washington state; son Elroy; and daughter Sheryl-lynn (Camello). The fourth of his five children, Celia, passed away in 1973. Other survivors include sister Liberta Delasmenes of Honolulu; brother Howard of Kansas; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., April 20, at Mililani Mortuary in Honolulu; funeral service 9:30 a.m., with burial to follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Eric Walla Grove

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61, of Kihei, Maui, died in Kihei on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. He was born in Fillmore, California. Private Services to be held.
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Debra G. Guiteras

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63, of Papaikou, Hawaii, died in Hilo on Saturday, April 8, 2017. She was born in Moirton Camp, Papaikou, Hawaii. Visitation: 6:00 p.m.; Services: 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Burial: 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.
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James D. Hall III

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73, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Mililani on Monday, April 3, 2017. He was born in Maryland. Private Services.
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Patricia Kenyon Hustace

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62, of Honolulu, passed away on February 26, in Santarem, Para, Brazil, of complications after a fall. A life-long resident of Honolulu, Patty was born on February 1, 1955, and graduated from Hanahau'oli School and La Pietra-Hawai'i School for Girls. An enthusiastic traveler, Patty visited many countries throughout the world during her lifetime, gaining many enduring friendships and experiences along the way. Preceded in death by her father, Frank Ward Hustace, Jr., mother, Constance Lawyer Hustace, and elder sister, Victoria Ward Hustace. Survived by her dear friend and traveling companion, Jack Streeter, of Media, PA; brother, Frank Ward Hustace III (Christine), of Hawi, five nieces, and many cousins and friends. Patty will be fondly remembered as an individual of great personal resilience and resolve, curious about life, passionate about issues, and endearing to family and friends. She is deeply missed. Private memorial and inurnment at O'ahu Cemetery. Donations in Patty's memory may be made to Hanahau'oli School or La Pietra-Hawai'i School for Girls.

Marie Hau Thi Huynh

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87, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. She was born in Viet Nam. Visitation: 5:45 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church.
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BRIAN EVERETT KEO JOHNSON

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BRIAN EVERETT KEO JOHNSONMarch 17, 1973 - April 16, 2012 You were taken from us much too soon for in an instant you were gone How are we supposed to pick up the pieces and carry on How could it all have gone so wrong As we try to find the strength to be strong When we lost you, it left such an empty space As we tried to find comfort knowing you are in a better place We have missed you since you've been gone But the memories of you will forever linger on We miss the things you used to say We miss your smile and your thoughtful ways You would always put others before yourself .....a quality so rare You truly were a son, brother, father and uncle beyond compare We were so blessed to have had you for 39 years And even though it's been 5 years, the thought of you still brings us to tears Though you had to leave us behind You are never far from our minds And although we are not together, we will never be apart Because you will always have a special place in our hearts. We all love you so much, Mom, Dad, Family and Friends

James “Kimo” Kaaa

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59, of Wailua, Maui, died in Wailuku, Maui, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 4:00 pm; Services: 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului, Maui.
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Betty Lou Kanoa

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77, of Kapolei, Hawaii, died in Kapolei on Saturday, April 1, 2017. She was born in Independence, Louisiana. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Oahu Cemetery Chapel.
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Michael Takeshi Kawakami

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76 of Pearl City, passed away March 26, 2017. Born in Honolulu. Retired Painter at PWC. Survived by wife, Kay Kawakami; sons, Shea (Lorna) Kawakami, Scot (Julie) Kawakami; daughter, Michele (Gregg) Nakamura; 5 grandchildren; sister, Maxine Agena. Visitation 4pm to 5pm Saturday April 22, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 5pm. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Dorothy Edna Nott Keliinoi

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Dorothy Edna Nott Keliinoi91, of Honolulu passed away March 3, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, William Y Keliinoi Jr; sons William K Keliinoi (Sharon); Johnnie Pinto; daughters Bernie Takabayashi; Gini Pinto; Penny Brodie and Dorothy Morgenstein (Armand). 18 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and 20 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Lucille K Morse (Michael). Memorial services to be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples 1:00 pm.

Mary Eleanor Kong

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Mary Eleanor Kong April 24, 1929 - March 28, 2017 Our beloved Mary Eleanor (Braddock) Kong, was born on April 24, 1929 in Ripley, Mississippi. She graduated from Blue Mountain College and pursued her Master's Degree in Church Music at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. It was there that she met and married her husband, the Rev. Daniel H.C. Kong, a native of Hawai`i. Together they served churches in Shakertown, KY; Wahiawa, HI and Honolulu, HI. In addition to raising four daughters, Mary took an active roll in each church pastored by Dan. She directed children's, youth and adult choirs. She also volunteered in the nursery, taught classes, and served as church pianist and organist. As her daughters became older, Mary enjoyed working at Liberty House as a sales associate, developing lifelong friendships with many of her customers. Mary's leadership extended beyond her positions within the churches Dan pastored. At Hawai`i Baptist Academy she directed the High School and Handbell Choirs, and later became Development Director. She also provided many talents as Director of the Women's Missionary Union for the Hawai`i Pacific Baptist Convention. At the age of fifty-five, Mary embarked on a new adventure, pursuing her life-long desire to play the harp. She became a professional harpist, performing for weddings, funerals, several hotels, coffee houses, private parties and conventions. She especially enjoyed volunteering her talent for many community events, including the annual Memorial Tree Service for Kapi`olani Medical Center for Women and Childrenan event for which she played seventeen years. In 2008, Mary moved to the Island of Maui where she resided with daughters Verdine and Eddy who shared in her care until death. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Daniel H.C. Kong, her infant daughter, Tommye-Lei Kong, and her parents, Verdie Welch Braddock and Thomas N. Braddock. She is survived by daughters, Danette Kong, Verdine Kong (Geri Valdriz), Edna "Eddy" Kong, and Betty-Jo "BJ" De Fries (James); brother Dr. Thomas N. Braddock (Martha); sisters Betty Jo Henry and Emma Marie Braddock; sisters-in-law Esther Noguchi and Eileen Lovelace; dearly loved grandchildren, Hope Kanani De Fries, Daniel Keala De Fries and Riverson Poole. Mary is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she adored. Mahalo to the many people who lovingly cared for Mary including Bevanne J. Bowers, the staffs of Maui Adult Day Care Center, and `Ohana Care Maui, Islands Hospice Maui, Dr. Donelle Williams and her staff, Dr. David Lee, the Longs Drugs Pharmacy in Wailuku and the numerous friends, loved ones and people whom she considered her own sons and daughters. You are invited to join in the Celebration of Mary's life at Keawala`i Congregational Church, 190 Makena Road, Maui, Hawai`i on April 22, 2017. The celebration will take place from 10:30am to 1:00pm. A second Celebration will be held at the Olivet Baptist Church, Honolulu, Hawai`i on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Visitation will take place at 2:30pm and the service will be at 4:00 p.m. Because Mary was open and loving to all people, you are encouraged to dress as you choose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maui Adult Day Care Center, The Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter- designated to its Maui Office, and the Dan and Mary Eleanor Kong Scholarship Endowment Fund (Hawai`i Baptist Academy). Mary touched many lives. She was a gift to everyone. We remember her twinkling blue eyes, her radiant smile, and gentle spirit. May we live to be as graceful, loving and kind as she was.

Douglas Lapilio

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Douglas LapilioDouglas "Dougie" Lapilio was born on Nov. 25, 1929. He grew up in Kaka'ako, and graduated from McKinley H.S. in 1947. Douglas was a Korean War veteran, Sgt. 1st Class. He met his lovely bride, Kazue, while stationed in Tokyo. He retired from Matson Navigation. Douglas passed away peacefully on March 17, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Kazue; daughters, Amy Oakes and Jan Smith; sons, Michael Lapilio and Craig Lapilio; thirteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brothers, Ben Lapalio, John Alameida, Paul Yeschenko, Jr. Private service to be held.

Melvin Elson Lopes, Sr.

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67, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on Friday, March 3, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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May Rose Hawelu-Josiah Ludin

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May Rose Hawelu-Josiah Ludin89, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and caregiver on March 20, 2017. May is survived by her son, Bernard (Carolyn) Josiah; daughters, Barbara Ludin- Aquino; Linda (Joseph) Munzo; Beverly (Dennis) DelaCruz; Trinidad Werner; 20 grand- children and 19 great- grandchildren. Services will be held at Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Visitation 9:00 am. Service 11:30 am. Burial 2:00 pm at Puukamalii Cemetery in Honolulu.

Grace Hisako Niimi Maruyama

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95, passed away on March 31, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and was the wife of the late Richard Osamu Maruyama. She was a retired businesswoman. She is survived by her daughter, Janice Boyles-Kelson and son, Dickson Maruyama, 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Fred K. S. Moon

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92, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services were held.
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