Archive for April 30th, 2017

Herminia Rayoan Abalos

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90, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on April 8, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Services: 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
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Emma Margaret Aki

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90, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on March 14, 2017. She was born in Chicago, Illinois. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Emiko Nakashima Anzai

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88, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Mililani on March 5, 2017. She was born in South Hilo. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Miles Hideo Aoki

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72, of Mililani, HI, died in Honolulu on April 2, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 11 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
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Teruo Arai

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Teruo AraiProfessionally known as Koishiro Nishikawa, 90, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully at his home on March 14, 2017. He was born in Tokyo, Japan where he started studying Japanese Classical Dancing from age 6, and spent his entire life perfecting his dancing and acting abilities. As Koishiro Nishikawa, he and his late wife, taught at the Nishikawa-Kotobuki Japanese Dancing Studio in Honolulu. He performed regularly in stage performances in Hawaii, Japan, and major U.S. cities throughout his career. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Private services have been held. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Engracia Aguzar Baris

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97, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died on April 16, 2017 at Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born on April 16, 1920 in Guimba, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Wake service: 6-9pm on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Visitation: 8-9 am; Mass: 10 am on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will be at Kauai Memorial Garden.
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Hartwell Henry Kalaniohawaii Blake

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72, of Koloa, Kauai, HI, died on April 22, 2017 at Garden Island Health Care. He was born on July 19, 1944 in Koloa, Kauai. Visitation: 8:15 AM; Service: 9:00 AM on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at The Old Koloa Church. Burial to follow at Church Cemetery.
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Dr. C. Fred Blake

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74, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on April 19, 2017. He was born in El Paso, Texas. Services to be held in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Mario “Tomas” “Tommy” Sanchez Blanco

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81, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on March 26, 2017. He was born in Manila, Philippines. Private Services.
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Shirley Aweau Camara

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81, of Ka`alaea, died in Makaha on April 2, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 6:00 p.m.; Services: 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 5 at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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Joseph T. “Pakala” Duhaylongsod

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84, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on April 3, 2017. He was born in Waipahu. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Waipahu United Church of Christ.
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Aiko Uechi Eckerd

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Aiko Uechi Eckerd85, passed away on January 26, 2017. She was a special person and meant the world to her husband of 50 years, "Dusty" (who predeceased her in 2012) and her surviving family: daughter Shelley (Al) Perez; son Jeff (Gale) Eckerd; half-daughter Wendy Eckerd; four grandchildren (Scott, Erin, Laura and Megan); and brothers Shigeru and Kazuo Uechi. Aiko was born in Waimea, Kauai, on July 25, 1931, to Machiju and Kame Uechi and grew up in the sugar plantation town of Kekaha. She graduated from Bob Jones University with a bachelor's degree in English and went on to receive her Master of Education degree from the prestigious George Peabody College for Teachers (now part of Vanderbilt University) in Nashville, Tennessee. She returned home to begin her teaching career at Ewa Elementary School, eventually retiring as principal of Haleiwa Elementary after 30+ years of service. Although retired, her love for education drove her to volunteer for many more years at the Parent-Community Networking Center at Mililani Waena Elementary. Aiko was a devout member of the Mililani Baptist Church where she developed many special relationships. She also loved mission work and was involved in starting four churches on Oahu: Palisades Baptist, Mililani Baptist, Waipio Gentry Baptist, and Cornerstone Mission. Private services were held on March 11, 2017. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Majorie G. Dela Fuente

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Majorie G. Dela Fuente92 years, she was born October 30th, 1924. Raised in Mountain View, Hawaii. Lived in Honolulu, Hawaii over 65 years. Siblings of the Ferriera: Olivia, George, Vivian, Larry, Alice, Stanley and Lorraine. Survived by: Dela Fuente: Marvin, Howard, Larry, and Paul. Grandchildren: Dela Fuente Porcha, Nicole, and Michelle. Loved by many from Aina Haina Congregation of Jehovah Witness. Services: 11:00am-3:00pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Koolau Glass Ballroom.

Kenneth “Tsune” Gushiken

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Kenneth 92 of Honolulu, passed away peacefully in his sleep April 7, 2017. Born in Hakalau, Hawaii. Retired Receiving Clerk for McKesson & Robinsons. Survived by wife, Nancy Gushiken; daughter, Colleen (Ronald) Nakamura; son, Carlton (Keiko) Gushiken; 3 grandchildren, Mari Masuoka, Andrew Gushiken and Kacie Uwaine. Visiitation 9am to 10am Tuesday May 9, 2017 at Makiki Christian Church (829 Pensacola Street); Memorial service 10am. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Kalfred S. E. Ho

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67, of Brownwood, Texas, died on November 11, 2016 at his home. He was born on September 15, 1949 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitation: 9:30am; Service: 10:30am on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Nuuanu Baptist Church. Ashes to be scattered at a later date.
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Charles”Wayne” Hodges

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Charles67, of Kaneohe, retired building inspector for the Department of Education, passed on April 15, 2017. A graduate of UH School of Architecture, he was a loving and devoted husband, fly fisher, Boy Scout leader, marathon runner, former lifeguard, life member of Trout Unlimited and board member of Unity Windward. Survived by his wife, Marilyn Nagel; children, Marc, "Kitty" (Curtis) Priddy, Ryan (Maria), David; grandchildren, Kai, Olivia and Wyatt; brothers Lance (Patty) and Wilton "Fuzz" (Anya), nieces and a nephew; and former wife, Helene Hagen. Wayne willed his remains to UH JAB School of Medicine. A Celebration of Life is yet to be announced. Donations may be made to Trout Unlimited, Hospice Hawaii or Unity Windward.

Thomas Susumu Horiuchi

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87, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on Sunday, April 23, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Private Services.
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Felix P. Icuspit

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84, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on March 25, 2017. He was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Services: 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Doris Ishikane

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Doris (Yanagawa) Ishikane 72, of Honolulu passed away on March 29, 2017 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, and a graduate of Hilo High School and the University of Hawaii College of Nursing, she was a retired RN and CCRN who worked for The Queen's Medical Center for 36 years. She is survived by husband Jerry Ishikane, daughter Denise (Ryan) Shigeta, son Kevin (Jessica) Ishikane, brothers Richard and Sidney Yanagawa, and two grandchildren. Visitation 3:00 p.m., services 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Susan K. S. Jong

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Susan K. S. JongAge 89, of Honolulu, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was born in Canton, China on October 20, 1927. She is survived by husband Monroe, sister Winnie Lee, sons Leighton, Lincoln, Lambert Jong, daughter Lori Toda, and 11 grandchildren. Susan was preceded in death by her daughter Lisa. She graduated from Maryknoll High School and the University of Hawaii. She was the former owner-operator of the Waikiki Prince Hotel. Susan's life will be celebrated on Thursday May 4, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Visitation starts at 5pm with services at 6pm. In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family requests that contributions to the United Church of Christ be considered. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Leo Warren Kaleo

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Leo Warren Kaleo92, of Lynnwood WA. Passed away on March 20, 2017. He was born and raised in Hawaii and moved to Washington State in 2000. He retired from the State of Hawaii's transportation Department after 32 years of service. He enjoyed cooking baking and helping family and friends after he retired. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret. He is survived By his son Warren Kaleo, son Wayne Kaleo and wife Alohalani and son Samuel Kaleo and wife Jennifer; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren: Sister Nani Chong, Brother Elmer Kaleo and Sister Charlotte Keala. Memorial services will be held at Millilani Memorial Park at the Mauka Chapel on May 2, 2017. Starts at 9:30 AM to 12:00PM. Burial to follow at 12:30 PM at Millilani Memorial. Aloha attire, No flowers please.

Freesia Fay Keanuenue Kaneaiakala

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Freesia Fay Keanuenue KaneaiakalaJuly 19, 1942 - April 20, 2017 Freesia Fay Keanuenue Kaneaiakala of Kaneohe, Oahu passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on April 20, 2017. She was born July 19, 1942 to David P. Kalani Jr. and Abigail K. Burke Kalani. She attended public schools all her life, starting with Lincoln Elementary, Stevenson Intermediate and Roosevelt high School class of 1960; which was the last English standard class. She worked at Kamehameha Schools printing Shop, Star Bulletin printing Co., Hawaii Library Binding Co., Honolulu Community Action Program, JPS and HonFed Bank. In 1967, she spent 18 months as a Missionary for the LDS church serving among the Indian Tribes of Montana. In 1970, she married her sweetheart, Wayne Kawehi Kaneaiakala, on October 31st in the Laie Hawaii Temple. She loved her husband very much and would accompany him to his many activities. She enjoyed reunions with her Roosevelt classmates as well as her husbands Kamehameha classmates. She traveled to Las Vegas often to enjoy reunions with family and friends. Being a devout Mormon, she and her husband attended Sunday meetings and Laie Hawaii temple regularly. In 2003, she was diagnosed with Uterine Cancer. After surgery she went through chemotherapy and radiation and was in remission for 14 years. In 2008, kidney failure caused her to start dialysis, but it never stopped her from traveling to Vegas or other trips. She and her husband never had children of their own. Being a Fire Fighter her husband would work 24-hour shifts, leaving her home by herself. All that changed when they opened their home to nieces and nephews; which would keep her company during her husband's 24-hour shifts. She was "Miss Aloha", a social butterfly who spoke to anyone regardless of gender, race, age, or religion. Her standard greeting to strangers was "My husband's a fire man, my name is Freesia and I am a Mormon." On April 6, 2017 she was taken to Castle Medical Center due to a stroke which she never recovered from. On April 20th she passed, joining her parents. She is survived by husband Wayne Kawehi Kaneaiakala, her brothers David P. Kalani III, Dwayne K. Kalani Sr. and sister Merle K. Kalani and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held on May 5th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Kaneohe, HI Stake Center at 46-117 Halaulani St. Viewing will be at 8:30-11:00 am, services at 11 am followed by burial at 1pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Angeline “Aunty Lani” Leilani Levi

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92, of Lahaina, Maui, died in Lahaina on March 31, 2017. She was born in Keomoku, Lana'i. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Norman's Mortuary, Wailuku. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery.
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TIMOTHY JOHN LUI-KWAN

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TIMOTHY JOHN LUI-KWANTimothy John Lui-Kwan (66) passed away while swimming in the waters of Kaimana Beach, April 16, 2017. Tim will be remembered for his generosity, humility, and spirit of aloha that embodied everything he did. He was a selfless and loving family man, an avid waterman, and a dedicated and passionate attorney. Born on March 25, 1951 to Benedict and Valentina Lui-Kwan in Hilo, Hawai'i, Tim was the fourth of ten children. A proud graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Tim earned a degree in Anthropology from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. While working as an archaeologist for the Bishop Museum, he earned his law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law. He was a partner in the Honolulu law office of Carlsmith Ball. He was leading the charge for the University of Hawai'i at Hilo and the Thirty Meter Telescope. Before joining Carlsmith, Tim worked for the Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i and served as deputy planning director and deputy corporation counsel for the County of Hawai'i. In his early days, he was a part of the cultural revitalization taking shape in the 1970s and was actively engaged with Alu Like, Pa'a Pono Miloli'i, Protect Kaho'olawe 'Ohana, Pele Defense Fund, Hui Mamalahoa, to name a few. This commitment threaded through his entire life. Tim has a large, loving family - his wife Lynn "Marty" Martinson Lui-Kwan, daughter Erica Mahina Lui-Kwan, son Nicholas Lui-Kwan, stepdaughter Malia Paul, son in law Scott Paul, two grandchildren Kainoa and Mehana Paul, brothers Benedict, Ivan, Gregory, James, Randal, and Alexander, and sisters Anna (Akaka), Valerie, and Nicola (Giardina). A service celebrating Tim's life will be held at Diamond Head Memorial Park Chapel on Saturday May 6. Visitation begins at 9:00 am and the service begins at 10:30am. Aloha attire.

Flor Queypo Macadangdang

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74, of Lahaina, Maui, died in Lahaina on Thursday, April 6, 2017. He was born in the Philippines. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary Kahului. Burial: 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku.
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Wilfred Bonoan “Winky” Madamba

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70, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on March 21, 2017. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 6:00p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 9:00a.m. on Saturday, May 6 at St. John the Baptist Church. Burial: 12:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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Winifred Moana Mew Lan Mai’i

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81, of Mt. View, Hawaii, died in Hilo on Sunday, April 9, 2017. She was born on Oahu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo.
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Sonja Mollenhoff MASSEY

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Sonja Mollenhoff MASSEYSonja Massey passed away peacefully on April 8th, 2017, in Issaquah, Washington, at age 75, with her family close by. Sonja was born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, shortly before Pearl Harbor, to "E.S." and Madelyn Mollenhoff. She attended Punahou School in Honolulu where she was proud of the fact that she was one the few "13's," those who had attended Punahou for 13 years; from kindergarten through graduation from high school. Her "Class of 59" was also the one that welcomed Hawaii into statehood. After graduation, while studying at the University of California, Berkley, she married Tom Conger, a Punahou graduate and Army officer. During her husband's tour in Germany she contributed many hours of volunteer work as well as developing proficiency in the German language. This marriage gave her three children, Julia, born in Germany; Rand, and Jim, born in Honolulu. Later, in Honolulu, and now a single mother of three, Sonja continued to display the drive, dedication, and loving devotion to her children and others, that played a major role throughout her life. Working in the real estate field she obtained real estate licenses, as well as securities and brokerage licenses that would serve her in her ultimate field of helping people as a Certified Financial Planner. In 1977, Sonja met Cdr. Scott Massey, a naval officer recently transferred to Pearl Harbor; they were married in 1978 in Honolulu. Scott brought three children into the family, Andrea, Richard and Christopher. So true to Sonja's character, she welcomed these three; lovingly, unequivocably, and completely into her family. During their time on Oahu Sonja, Scott, and sometimes recalcitrant children would spend many weekends big-game fishing offshore. This time was highlighted by Sonja's landing a 500 pound blue marlin. Sonja, Scott, and family moved to central Washington in 1982, residing Cashmere; later moving to Fall City, Washington in 1989. She worked as a Certified Financial Planner for over a decade. She was active in the local community, serving six years on the board of the Snoqualmie Valley Senior Center, and served as chairman for their annual plant sale. Sonja loved children, and was always anxious to visit a local school, whether it be in Fall City, South Africa, or Vietnam. One who loved to travel, after she retired in 2006, she and Scott took advantage of many opportunities; traveling throughout Europe and Southeast Asia, as well as South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Myanmar, and exotic Borneo. Sonja and Scott were blessed with many grandchildren; Sydney and CJ Evans, Sam and Maile Conger, Finn Conger, CC and Desi Shaw, and Diego and Julieta Massey. Their Fall City home served as a home base for the extended family, with many summers and holiday seasons filled with the sounds of laughter and happy, energetic grandchildren. Sonja was blessed with a warm, loving, personality; she was naturally beautiful, in body, smile and soul. She is remembered as an incredibly inclusive person, with openness and sincerity. She wanted to include everyone, embracing, yet not dominating. An inveterate hostess, as well as an accomplished amateur chef; she would turn out spectacular meals, with seemingly effortless ease. She was loved by those who met her and will be missed by all. Sonja is survived by her husband Scott; children Julia Lee Evans of San Antonio, Texas; Andrea Shaw of Woodside, California; Rand Conger of Seattle, Washington; Richard Massey of Los Angeles, California; Jim Conger of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and Christopher Massey of London, England, and siblings Karen White of San Antonio, Texas; Jim Mollenhoff of Dallas, Texas; and Molly Light of Rio Medina, Texas. She is predeceased by her parents, "E.S." and Madelyn Mollenhoff. The family would like to thank all of those at the Swedish Cancer Center, Issaquah Campus who cared for her in her final illness. Their warmth and caring through a difficult struggle was greatly appreciated. Sonja will be inurned in the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl, Honolulu, Hawaii) in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers or other gifts of remembrance, please consider a donation in her name to a charity of your choice; the American Cancer Society; or the Snoqualmie Valley Senior Center (www.snovalleysenior.org).

Thomas “Coach Tom” Makoto Matsumoto

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66, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on April 13, 2017. He was born in Puunene, Maui. Visitation: 2:30 p.m.; Celebration of Life: 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Grace Bible Church.
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Mabel Aiko Yoshida Matsushita

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Yoshida Matsushita 89, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Kahului, Maui on March 16, 2017. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii. Private Services were held.
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