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DEOGRACIAS AGBAYANI JR. “DEO”

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DEOGRACIAS AGBAYANI JR. was a man of great integrity with a strong work ethic, was intelligent, wise, and of most humble character. He was musically talented, and an avid sports enthusiast who loved tennis and fishing. He was an altar boy at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ewa all through his years in high school and college. Starting at eight years old, he began clarinet lessons and became highly proficient in playing the saxophone, flute, and piano, with dexterity and passion. A graduate of Waipahu High School Class of 1955, he also attended University of Hawaii and played in the band at football games. In the 1950s he performed in several big dance bands, "The Serenaders" and "The Robins" at the Ala Wai Club House and various locations. He worked part-time at Easy Music in Waipahu and was a member of the Waipahu Aikane Athletic Club for many years. Deo was ambitious, hardworking, and was licensed in insurance and real estate. He had a very long and successful career with the United States Department of Defense, and Hawaii Air National Guard, 169th Air Control and Warning Squadron. After 42 years in the Hawaii Air National Guard, he retired as a Senior Master Sergeant, Air Control and Warning System Superintendent. He was awarded numerous medals and commendations for his superior performance. He was predeceased by parents James Deogracias Sr. and Thelma (Osen Gushi) Agbayani, sister Diane Abang of Alaska, and grandson David Nelson Rose of California. He is survived by daughters Audree (Lance) Clarke of California and Dawn Agbayani of Kona, son Darren (Nalani) Agbayani, and daughter Sharmayne Agbayani; mother of children Rose "Liz" Agbayani of Waipahu; brother Warren (Grace) Agbayani of Ewa Beach; six grandchildren, Alex Clarke of California, Jerusha (Warren) Dela Cruz, Abraham, John and James Creekmur of Hawaii Island, and Kuulei Agbayani of Honolulu; twelve great-grandchildren; aunties, uncles, cousins, and numerous nieces and nephews. Celebration of life will be held at Mililani Memorial Park (Mauka Chapel) on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Private family viewing 8:00 am, guest visitation 9:00, funeral service 11:00 and burial at 12:30 pm with reception to follow. Casual attire.

Francis Agdinaoay

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41, of Wailuku, died in Honolulu on August 11, 2017. He was born in the Philippines. Visitation: 6:30 p.m.; Service 8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017 at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Services: Visitation 9:30 a.m.; Service 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 2 at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
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Wilfred C. Amuro

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87, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on August 13, 2017. He was born in Haiku, Maui. Private Services.
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Judy K. Aono

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76, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on July 23, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private Services held.
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Martha Newton Bustard

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Martha Newton Bustard passed away in Medford, Oregon on June 7, 2017 at age 100. Martha was born in Salida, Colorado and raised in Sierra Madre, California. She moved to Honolulu in 1941 shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Martha was a devoted wife and mother, an active community volunteer in the Junior League, AAUW, Bishop Museum Library, and Central Union Church, and retired from the Bank of Hawaii. Following a private family service at Central Union Church on August 17, 2017 Martha was interred at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl with her late husband, John Warren Bustard. Martha is survived by her children, John (Susie), Jennifer, and Michael (Gemma); grandchildren, Andrea (Nathan), Natasha (Elden), Kathryn (Steven), John, and Emily, and great-grandchild Levi. Donations in Martha's honor may be made to the "John Warren Bustard '36 Endowed Scholarship" at Punahou School, 1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.

Ramona Leilani Silva Cabral

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87, of Honolulu, Hawaii died in Honolulu on Monday, August 7, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Star of the Sea Church. Private Inurnment to be held at a later date.
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Angelita Diza Cadavona

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77, of Honolulu, HI, died in Honolulu on August 12, 2017. She was born in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
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Rose Pualani Chang

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75, of Kapolei, died in Ewa Beach, Hawaii on July 29, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 am; Services: 10:30 am on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary - Maunakea Chapel. Inurnment: 1:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Costa, Barbara K.

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Costa, Barbara K.Age 85, of Mililani, Hawaii. Born in Kaneohe, Hawaii on August 4, 1932. Passed away July 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents George G. Costa and Julia P. Cummings Kawamura and former husband Robert K. Ellis. Survived by siblings George G. Costa, Jr., Albert D. Costa & Mary Louise Leina'ala DeCarlo. She is also survived by her children Curt (Lesley) Ellis, Minneapolis MN, Carol (Erwin) Soares, Mililani HI, & Sue (Tom) Schank, Fort Walton Beach FL. Also nieces, nephews, four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Barb worked for many years at UARCO and the Iroquois County Courthouse in Watseka, IL while raising her family in Milford, IL. She was an expert seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for all of her kids. Barb was also very athletic and highly competitive. As such, she enjoyed sports and was very good at golf and bowling. She was proud to be Woman's Golf Club Champ at Shewami Country Club, in the summer of 1975. Barb (Siki) retired to her native Hawaii in 1984 and continued to enjoy golf and working in her gardens, while keeping up and staying busy with her grand- children and great grandchildren. She was also content to be back home with her trade winds. Memorial service 11 am, Wednesday Aug. 30, 2017, with visitation 1 hour prior. Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary, 1150 Kikowaena St, Honolulu, HI. Committal service 3 PM, Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, 45-425 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI. Memorials preferred to Island Hospice, Honolulu, HI-808.550.2552.

Leilani Ledward Dias

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83, of Kapolei, HI, died in Kapolei on Monday, August 14, 2017. She was born in Honolulu, HI. Private Services held.
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RUSSELL DRUCE

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Legendary restaurateur, Russell Druce, died on June 18, 2017. He was 78. Russell was a longtime fixture in Waikiki having owned and managed many well-known restaurants including Russell's Rowboat, Tahitian Lanai, Trattoria, Crouching Lion and Matteo's. He was born in Enfield, England and is survived by his brothers Patrick, Martyn and Marshall. At an early age, he went to Zurich, Switzerland where he trained as a French chef. However, consumed by wanderlust, he and his best friend Alan Foster took off on a long trip around the world in a Range Rover, sponsored by Guiness. His travels eventually brought him to the Hawaiian Islands -- a place he knew he was destined to call home. His charismatic personality and wit, along with his distinctive British accent, succeeded in attracting many fans and friends. He held court at Matteo's, a fine dining Italian restaurant, which was a favorite among celebrities. During the Glory Days at Matteo's, the Pro Bowl players stayed in Waikiki and were frequent diners in the restaurant. His trademark quote "You must be joking" delivered in his crisp British accent was repeated often throughout the night by his employees and customers. At some point, he even began writing his memoirs using that quote as the title for his book. He often joked that his other book would be a cookbook which would be entitled "First You Take a Leek". Russell's final journey will be onboard the NA HOKU II on Saturday, September 9 @ 8:30 am. To reserve a space on the catamaran for the scattering of the ashes please email Peter at finevine@hawaii.rr.com.

RAYMOND HOWARD FALK

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RAYMOND HOWARD FALK8/7/2017 Raymond Howard Falk, 88, of Kailua, a former butcher and nuclear inspector at Pearl Harbor passed away. Ray was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In passing, he joins his beloved wife Joyce Beverly Falk, son Raymond Falk Jr. and brothers Ernie and Harold Falk. He is survived by son Ernie, daughters Joane Falk and Pamela Boneza, brothers Bill and Allen, sisters Della Philips and Caroline Arcand, 7 grandchildren, 11 great- grandchildren, and 2 great-great- grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9:30 a.m. September 1 at St. John Vianney church. Mass at 11:00 a.m. with lunch to follow. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Country western attire optional.

Marjorie Arleen Franklin

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Marjorie Arleen FranklinMarjorie A. Franklin, 89, passed away on Aug. 13, 2017. Born on April 24, 1928 in Palo Alto, CA to Frank & Alma Brooks. Marge or Maggie, as friends called her, was one of four children & was predeceased by siblings Russell Brooks, Raymond Brooks, & Olive MacPherson. Marge moved to Honolulu in 1948 to experience island living & ended up staying for life. She was employed at Bishop National Bank (nka First Hawaiian Bank) & at Ilco Development Co. She married local boy & fellow banker Stanley W. Franklin in 1952, raising three sons, many dogs, & a couple of cats. Survived by sons Stephen (Paulette), Craig (Diana), & Brooks Kimo (Marci), as well as four grandchildren (Marcus, Ian, Melissa, & Maya). She was a dedicated dog lover who adopted, trained, & cared for many breeds of dogs, but she was especially fond of Labrador & Golden Retrievers. Private services. Donations in her name may be made to the St. Francis Hospice or the Hawaiian Humane Society. Arrangements Provided By: OAHU CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

Florence Y.K. Fujimori

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94, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private service held.
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Archie G. Fujinaga

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71, of Pearl City passed away on August 4, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. He retired as a clerk from the U.S. Postal Service after 47 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Carol; son, Cory; daughter, Ashley; brothers Walter (Dorothea), Glenn; sister, Karen (Paul) Funakura. Visitation 10 am on Sunday (Sept. 3) at Hosoi Mortuary. Services will be held at 11 am. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Judy I. (Watanabe) Fukuchi

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JUDY I. (WATANABE) FUKUCHI (84) of Sprecklesville, Maui, passed away on December 12, 2016 in Santa Clarita, CA. She is survived by her daughter, Renee (Matthew) Gallegos; grandchildren, Isabella and William Gallegos; sisters, Sally (Thomas) Watanabe, Reiko (Harold) Kusuda; brothers, Robert (Judith), Stanley (Carmela) and Larry (Erainia) Watanabe; also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on June 30, 2017 at the National Cemetary of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

David Lee Grimm

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72, of Kaneohe, Hawaii died in Kaneohe on August 12, 2017. He was born in Collins, New York. Private Services.
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Michael Ward Haddock

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Michael Ward Haddock- FEBRUARY 3, 1949 - JULY 1, 2017 MERLIN HADDOCK - FEBRUARY 2, 1999 - JULY 12, 2017 Recently God called out to Michael and asked him to come work on a project that He had been planning for a very long time. God told Michael he was the only candidate for the job. Michael said God wasn't specific to any of the details but God offered him a fabulous place to live with unparalleled views, there would be fantastic food and he would be well loved. The job also comes with many perks, he could bodysurf , play tennis, go on hikes, swim snorkel, play cards and play any musical instrument of his choice. "Michael," He said, " you will be able play endless rounds of golf and never ever lose a golf ball". Michael being Michael pressed for more details... suddenly God laughed out loud, then God turned to him and whispered something in his ear...immediately the deal was sealed. High five Michael, High five God! Michael went with God on July 1 followed shortly after by our dear dog Merlin. Together they roam the universe going on adventures with God as their guide. To celebrate their journey, a scattering of their ashes followed by a Celebration of Life will take place at the Outrigger Canoe Club on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m..

NATHAN YUN LOY HO

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NATHAN YUN LOY HOAge 53, of Aiea, died on September 1, 2016 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was the Manager of Wally Ho's Garage & Grill. He is survived by loving mother, Louise Sakurai Ho; sisters, Sheldene A.O. Maze (Thomas), Maydene O.T. Ching, Colleen O.L. Ho; and brother, Wallace K.Y.T. Ho. Predeceased by father, Wallace M.H. Ho and sister, Willette F.Y. Ho. After graduating from Iolani School in 1980, Nathan went on to receive his BA in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii and MBA from Columbia University. He shall be remembered for his extensive travels around the world, where he met many lifelong friends and touched every life that he came in contact with. He was full of compassion, had a generous heart and a smile, like his father's, which could light up any room. All who knew him were truly blessed to be a part of his fun-loving spirit. Please join us as we take a walk down memory lane and celebrate the life of Nathan Yun Loy Ho on September 2, 2017 from 2:00pm-7:00pm at the Pearl Country Club located at 98-535 Kaonohi St, Aiea, Hawaii 96701. Valet parking available. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services

Sylvia Matsuko Ifuku

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90, of Honolulu, a retired accountant for the Hawaii State Tax Office, passed away on August 14, 2017 at St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons, Stanton (Maile), Neal and Earle (Merry); daughter, Lynn (Wayne) Yasutomi; and by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Dorothea “PeeWee” Joseph

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77, of Waipahu, Hawaii , died in Honolulu on August 11, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Valley of The Temples Memorial Park.
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Sachiko Kele

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Sachiko Kele88, passed away in Honolulu, Hawaii. Sachiko, a loving mother and grandmother, is remembered by her daughter Michiko Kele Earl, her son-in-law Vern Earl, her grandsons Casey and Daniel Earl, and many family members in Japan. Over the last 10 years, she was loved and cared for by Marie Alcaraz, Tina Quero, Rovie Quero and many other kind people. Sachiko was born in Yokosuka, Japan on February 4, 1929. She met her husband, Jordan Kele III, at the Yokosuka Navy Base Mess Hall where she was working. They married on March 31, 1954 and moved to California in 1958 and to Hawaii in 1961. Sachiko worked at their Chicken Delight business from 1964 to 1976. Sachiko enjoyed Tea Ceremony, Japanese Flower Arranging, Japanese calligraphy and traveling. She will be dearly missed. Sachiko's Celebration of Life will be conducted at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Spring 2018. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Kathy Yukiko Tamura Kiyuna

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54, of Aiea, a customer service associate for Federal Express, passed away on July 28, 2017 at St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by her husband, Keith, and by her daughter, Kailey. Visitation is at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 4:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Hanami Kohatsu

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Hanami Kohatsu86, of Honolulu, a retired waitress for Violet's Grill, passed away on July 23, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons, Travis (Marie), Dean and Drake; daughter, JoAnn (Ralph) Agustin; brother, Tsutomu Taira; sisters, Yoshiko Higa and Ayako (Alfonso) Garcia; and by grandchildren, Troy and Taylor Kohatsu and Nicki Rae (Ian) Lee; and great-grandchildren, Illysha and Israel Lee. Visitation is at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service is at 10:00 a.m. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

FRANCES MASUNAGA

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FRANCES MASUNAGA93, of Honolulu, passed away on July 25, 2017. Born and raised in Honolulu, she was a retired accounts specialist at Iolani School who also worked for Optical Dispensers, American Optical and Amfac. She was predeceased by her son, Mark, and is survived by son, David, as well as nephews and nieces. Graveside services were held.

Marina Calaoagan Mateo

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93, of Honolulu died in Honolulu on August 8, 2017. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. Visitation: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 7 at Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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Chiyeno Matsumoto

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104, of Lihue, Kauai, died at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital on August 11, 2017. She was born on February 14, 1913 in Lihue. Visitation: 3:00 p.m.; Services: 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Lihue Hongwanji Mission.
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DOROTHY CHANG MEADOWS

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Dorothy Chang Meadows of Honolulu passed away peacefully at Hale Ho Aloha Care Home on August 13, 2017. She was born on January 5, 1918 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She retired as a secretary for the US Navy. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Walter Meadows, Jr; her parents, Chang Hook & Wong Sam; her brother, Henry Chang; her sisters, Mabel Pang, Pearl Ferwerda, & Violet King; and son-in-law, Terry Wong. She is survived by her daughters, Eleanora Wong and Patricia (Alfred) Ho, hanai son, Harold Ferwerda; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary (Mauka chapel) on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 with visitation at 10:15 a.m. and services at 10:45 a.m. Inurnment will be at Punchbowl Cemetery at 1 p.m. and lunch to follow at Nice Day Restaurant.

Gladys Kazue Murayama

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90, of Pearl City, died in Aiea on July 13, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private services held.
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BERT NOBUO NAKAMURA

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BERT NOBUO NAKAMURA65, died peacefully on Aug. 7, 2017. Born in Honolulu, HI on Nov. 22, 1951. Survived by: Companion, Vera Yamamoto, Mother, Sally Nakamura; 2 Sons, Bryce & Brenton Nakamura; Brother, Craig Nakamura; Sister, Erin Nakamura; 2 Nieces & 1 Nephew. Celebration Of Life: 11:00am to 2:30pm, Henry Louis Restaurant in Mapunapuna, 2850 Paa St, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.

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