Archive for October 29th, 2017

June Yoshiko Ageno

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86, of Wailuku, Maui, died on October 6, 2017 in Kapaa, Kauai. She was born Wailuku on May 28, 1931. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Nakamura Mortuary. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park
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Christopher “Chris” John Aguilar Aguinaldo

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54, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on September 13, 2017. He was born in Alameda, California. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 2 at Mililani Mauka Chapel. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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JOSEPH WONG HEE KALEOALOHA “SONNY BOY” AHINA

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JOSEPH WONG HEE KALEOALOHA May 1, 1944 - October 21, 2017 Of Hawaiian, Filipino and Chinese ancestry, Joe was the eldest son to Joseph "Sonny" Ahina, Jr. and Sophie Lavilla. Born and raised in Kalihi, Joe grew up in a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with his parents and his siblings. He is the first of his 9 siblings to leave this earthy world, survived by sisters Clara "Ola" Cambra, Josephine Mapuana Koanui, Napua "Nona" Turley, Sharon Keyser, and Michele Wilhite, and brothers Ronald Ahina, Byron Ahina, and Lionel Ahina. Joe would be happy to know that all of his siblings and many of his 42 nieces and nephews who all have memories of "Uncle Sonny" will be gathered together this week to reminisce and celebrate his impact on all of us. Often the life of the party, Joe loved spending time with family. He and his former wife of 32 years, Kathleen "Kay" Ahina-Nua (now married to Mike Nua) raised 3 children in their Kailua home, Kaleo Ahina (Rebecca Krohn), Leilani Ahina-Dawson (Marc Dawson), and Kahale Ahina (Jen Bonnell). Joe embraced his role as grandpa to his 5 grandchildren, Kainoa, Alika, Tyler, Eli and Solbee Ahina. While in high school Joe was a regular dancer on the Tom Moffatt show, and his passion for dancing to the oldies continued throughout his life. A natural born performer, he won many a dance contest dancing the jitterbug, bop, and cha-cha. In his retirement he went out several nights a week dancing at Coconut Willies, the Elks Club, Hawaii Yacht Club, and at the Fraternal Order of Eagles. His life partner, Ruth Wilkerson, has been a constant support and source of unconditional love for him, especially since his stroke in 2016. Joe graduated from Farrington High School in 1963 where he was the brigade adjutant LTC in the ROTC. He stayed in touch with many of his high school classmates. Joe joined the Army shortly after graduating high school with the all-Hawaii regiment, where as a PVT he was stationed in Germany and Korea. Joe spent most of his career as a successful life insurance agent and financial planner with Manulife, Guardian Life and independently. He was a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Joe loved to fish, and spent lots of time on his boat, The Prince of Tides. He was in his element deep sea fishing, escorting Molokai canoe races, and volunteering use of his boat with the Special Olympics. He also greatly enjoyed time with his "boat friends" at the Ala Wai Boat Harbor. Joe was ready to leave this world and was surrounded by family and friends when we said our final goodbye. He made a big impact on many lives which will never be forgotten. We love you dad. Thank you for all that you gave us. Please join us in celebrating the life of Joe Ahina and his love of oldies music this Sunday, October 29th at 5pm. Please call Lionel at 222-4747 for the location. Aloha, casual or party attire. No flowers, please.

Clifford Haruo Akase

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78, of Honolulu, a retired vice president of Leeward Integrated Health Services, passed away on October 4, 2017 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Boyd (Lisa); and daughters, Kelli Ann (Nelson) Kao and Kendra Akase. Visitation is at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Richard Andaya

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74, of Hilo, died in Hilo on October 8, 2017. He was born in Honokaa. Visitation: 4:30 p.m.; Services: 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo.
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Jay S. Anderson

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78, of Ventura, California, died on September 30, 2017 at his home in Ventura. He was born in Seattle, Washington in 1939. A Memorial Service is planned for February in Honolulu.
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LEBURTA GATES ATHERTON

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LEBURTA GATES ATHERTONMay 1917 - Oct 2017 After a long and wonderful life, LeBurta Gates Atherton, beloved mother, Tutu, community icon and philanthropist, died peacefully on October 22, 2017 at her longtime Honolulu home at the age of 100. Born LeBurta Marie Gates, she was the third of seven children of Charles and Hazel Gates of Denver, Colorado. During her youth the Gates family spent time in Honolulu for business and health reasons. In addition to attending Kent School in Denver, Burta also attended Punahou School where she was a member of the class of 1935. In 1941, while attending her sister's wedding in Honolulu, Burta was involved in an automobile accident. One of the other passengers in the car was Alexander "Pug" Atherton. While in the hospital a romance developed and Burta and Pug were married in Colorado October 1941. They immediately moved to Honolulu where Burta resided for her remaining life. During World War II, Pug was a Naval Officer and Burta served as both a "Grey Lady" for the Navy and a volunteer for the Hawaii Red Cross. In 1951 Burta and Pug built a home in Honolulu where they raised their three children, Balbi Atherton Brooks, Frank Cooke Atherton II (Emily Coe) and Margie Atherton Newell (Frank). While Pug pursued his business career Burta became involved in innumerable charitable activities. These included Queen's Medical Center where she chaired the Festival of Trees, YWCA, Garden Club, Outdoor Circle, Hawaii Red Cross and President of the Junior League of Honolulu. She served on the boards of Queens Medical Center, Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) and Honolulu Academy of Arts, continuing to serve on a couple well into her 90's. When not raising her family and doing community work, Burta and Pug shared a love for travel, which they have passed on to their entire family. Following Pug's death in 1996 she continued her community and charitable work, travel and became an inspiration to another generation of family and friends. Her love of adventure and nature took her to all seven continents. She loved the wilds of Africa and seeing animals in their natural setting. Her only travel regret was not living long enough to travel into Space. In addition to her children, Burta is survived by five grandchildren who adored their Tutu: Stephanie Newell, Michelle Newell, Alika Brooks, Erin Atherton Bennett and Frank Cooke Atherton III (Tripper), not to mention her 3 great grandchildren, Cadence and Magnolia Bennett and Juliette Atherton. Her life was culminated by not one but three beautiful Centennial celebrations. The first at a Hawaii Red Cross Centennial event where she was honored, the second at her childhood home in Evergreen, Colorado and the third in Honolulu with many family and friends at her home. It was a fitting conclusion to the life of an elegant and generous woman with boundless energy who inspired and was loved by many. Burta's memorial will be private with a Celebration of Life to be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers Burta and her family encourage donations to: St Francis Hospice of Hawaii; Hawaii Red Cross Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation 13123 E. 16th Ave., Box 045, Aurora, CO 80045 Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine Research Complex 1 North, Room 8130 12800 East 19th Ave. Aurora, CO 80045

Loretta K. Brown

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85, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on August 31, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Westside Mauka Pavilion, Nanakuli. Scattering of ashes on Sunday, November 5 at Pokai Bay.
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PATRICK JOSEPH BURNS

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PATRICK JOSEPH BURNS60, passed away October 13, 2017, at Castle Medical Center. He is survived by sisters Ann (George) Andreas and Maria Burns, cousins and many friends. He was born September 6, 1957 in Honolulu and graduated from Kalaheo High School in 1976. Pat worked at the Honolulu Police Department as a 911 Call Taker for over 30 years. Services will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Kailua. Visitation from 10 - 11 a.m. Mass at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Burial at 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha Attire.

Lawrence Chaves Cabrinha

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Lawrence Chaves CabrinhaLawrence Chaves Cabrinha graduated from St Louis High School in 1953. In 1954, he joined the US Air Force and was accepted into the Undergraduate Pilot Training program as an Aviation Cadet and started Pre-Flight Training at Lackland Air Force Base later that year. He graduated from Williams Air Force Base as a pilot and a Second Lieutenant in 1955. On July 4, 1955, he married the former Ruth Calistro and began their wonderful life together. Lieutenant Cabrinha, with his new wife in tow, then reported to Strategic Air Command as a B-47 pilot with the 98th Bomb Wing at Lincoln Air Force Base, Nebraska. He served with the 98th Bomb Wing for four years and was discharged from the US Air Force in 1959. He then was hired by Aloha Airlines as a pilot. In the years to come, he served the company as pilot on the line, an Instructor pilot, Chief Pilot, Director of Operations and was then selected to serve as the President of Aloha Island Air. He improved operations and efficiency and was responsible for many positive actions taken within the company. Concurrently, he joined the Hawaii Air National Guard in 1960 and was assigned as a fighter pilot in the 199th Fighter Squadron where he flew the F-102A, the F-4C and the F-15 Eagle. In 1969, He volunteered for service in Vietnam during the Vietnam War as a pilot assigned to the 64th Fighter Squadron and served from bases in Vietnam and Thailand. In 1978, he was selected as Commander of the 199th Fighter Squadron where he, his pilots and Weapon System operators, participated in many deployments and made tremendous improvements to their combat capability. He was then selected to serve as the Director of Operations for the Hawaii Air National Guard where he worked with the staff in developing a strategic plan for the unit that incorporated new missions and roles for the Hawaii Air National Guard that are in existence today. He retired from the Hawaii Air National Guard in 1995. In his earlier years, he enjoyed motorcycling, golfing, fishing, racquetball and was an avid reader. Cabby, as he was affectionately called, was an outstanding military and civilian leader. Quiet, but effective, and someone who was liked by everyone. He was good at his job, a loving husband and a great role model for his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Ruth Ann, children Debra Stephenson, Monica (Jacob) Cobb-Adams , David (Peggy) Cabrinha and Peter (Lisa) Cabrinha , 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Services will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Kailua. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Mass: 10:30 a.m.

PAULINE LIN CHANG

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PAULINE LIN CHANGPauline (Pu-mei) Lin Chang, 99 (Chinese 100), passed away on October 12, 2017. She was born in Beijing, China, on May 10, 1918. As one of only a few female students, Pauline graduated from the "Harvard" of China, Tsinghua University, with the Grand Prize in Chemistry and the goal of becoming a medical doctor. Pauline and her husband of 55 years, Hawai'i architect and entrepreneur Sam Chang, lived in China, Taiwan, Japan, and Okinawa before settling in Hawai'i in 1958. At age 45, Pauline began teaching Chinese at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, "adopting" her students as her second family. After 25 years, she retired as a tenured full professor and co-author of a Chinese language textbook. She wrote classical Chinese poetry to express her love of nature and the grandeur of the universe. Pauline was an active member and deacon of the Chinese Lutheran Church of Honolulu. She also donated to numerous charities as her mission in retirement. Pauline is survived by daughters Peggy and Vicki; sons Karl, Kenneth and Henry; 8 grand- children Dorothy, Cathy, Howard, Alec, Justin, Garrett, Calla and Sonia; and 3 great-grandchildren Mathew, Olivia and Nathanael. Pauline was very proud that all five of her children attended Ivy League schools. Pauline's memorial service will be Saturday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chinese Lutheran Church of Honolulu at 1640 Liliha Street. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Chinese Lutheran Church of Honolulu or a charity of your choice.

Anita Terado Claycomb

Posted On October 29th, 2017 -

89, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe on October 23, 2017. She was born in Kahalu'u, Oahu. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Kahalu'u.
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Barbara Earle

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Barbara EarleAfter a brief illness, Barbara Earle passed away peacefully on October 21 in the company of her loving family and caregivers. We are grateful for her one-hundred years of life and the many blessings she enjoyed, starting with a happy, sixty-eight-year marriage to Colonel John H. Earle, USMC, and the gift of four children, six grandchildren, and eleven great- grandchildren. The Arts were an integral part of Barbara's life, and she was a beloved English and theater teacher at Punahou School for decades. Additionally, Barbara taught ancient and modern hula, both in Hawaii and in Washington DC, acted in several Shakespearean dramas at Kennedy Theater, and sang the Messiah in Central Union Church for 30 years. Barbara appreciated her many world travels and the two years spent taking acting classes in London and studying art and history in Madrid. Barbara enjoyed an active mind to the end, following daily world news with interest, and continued to be an avid reader throughout her long life. To her former students, she expressed her hope that they would be life-long learners themselves. Services will be held in December, and friends will be notified when details are available. The family wishes to thank Barbara's caregivers from Arcadia Home Health Services for their years of dedicated, loving service.

Jarin Satoshi Fuji

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I 20, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully in Las Vegas on October 2, 2017 surrounded by his parents, and paternal grandmother. Jarin was born on March 13, 1997 and was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect hours after birth. In his lifetime, he endured several open heart surgeries that left him severely challenged, both physically and mentally. Through it all, Jarin rarely complained and was loved by everyone he met. Jarin is survived by his parents, Jay and Naomi Fujii and his paternal grandmother, Judy Fujii. Celebration of Jarin's Life to be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Natsunoya Tea House, 1935 Makanani Drive, Honolulu, HI 96817. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Isamu “Rusty” Fujiwara

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88, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Waipahu on October 4, 2017. He was born in Pearl City, Hawaii. Private service held.
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James Kingo Furumoto

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89, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Honolulu, Hawaii on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Private Services Held.
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Tom Ines Galinato

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60, of Kahului, Maui, died in Wailuku on October 5, 2017. He was born in Santa, Ilocos Sur in the Philippines. Visitation: 8:30 a.m.; Services 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Kings Cathedral. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
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Simeona Balagulan Garcia

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91, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Pearl City on September 20, 2017. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Esther Michiko Goto

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85, of Honolulu, a retired teacher at Aina Hina Elementary School, passed away on October 10, 2017 at home. She was born in Honolulu and a graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute and Northwestern University. Esther taught school in New Jersey, California and in Germany before returning to teach at the DOE. She was a worldwide traveler having visited all continents, including Antarctica. She is survived by brothers, John, Samuel (Patsy) and James (Noriko) Goto; and by nieces and nephews. Private services. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

William M. Hanohano

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William M. Hanohano82, of Pearl City, died at home surrounded by family and friends on September 2, 2017. Son of Peter J.S. Hanohano and Stella I.K. Piianaia. He was raised in Kaimuki and Punalu`u with 16 siblings. Survived by wife Kamakea (Paoa), son Malcolm Moe Hanohano, daughters Kala`i Hanohano, and Ka`ala Powell, 4 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, and 1 great-granddaughter. Visitation: 9 A.M. Service: 10 A.M. on November 4, 2017, at Oahu Cemetery Chapel with burial to follow. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services

Jean Kimiye Hirota

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97, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on August 1, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Private Service held.
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Marie Bernadette Hughes

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Marie Bernadette HughesAge 64 of Kailua, died peacefully September 2, 2017 surrounded by family. She is survived by her sister BJ Whitman, and brothers Bill, Peter (Cathy), David (Susan), Michael (Keolani) Patrick and Steven Hughes. A celebration of her life will be Saturday November 4 at the Nuuanu Mortuary 2233 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu with a 9:30 am Visitation, followed by a 10:30 am Service. Arrangements Provided By: NUUANU MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY LLC

Antonio “Berto” Idica

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82, of Kahului, Maui, died in Wailuku on October 20, 2017. He was born in the Philippines. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Good Shepherd Church, Wailuku. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
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Allen Shoichi “Mango” Imamura

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Allen Shoichi 78, of Honolulu, passed away on October 14, 2017. He was born Jan. 17, 1939 to John and Doris Imamura. He retired as Project Manager with SC Pacific Corp. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; son, Allen (Kelsi); daughters, Chantel (Jason Oh) and Lore'al (Aaron Pule); six grandchildren, Katin, Metta, Aiden, Isaako, Titan and Raydn; brother, Robert (Katina) and sister, Susan (Charles Yoshioka). Visitation 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Makiki Christian Church; service at 5:00 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

BEATRICE TOKIKO IRISH

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Age 85, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away September 28, 2017 in Wahiawa. She was born January 19, 1932 in Wahiawa, HI. She was a fry cook at Three Coins and Zippy's, Wahiawa, and she retired as a cafeteria monitor at Mililani Ike Elementary School. She is survived by daughter, Darlene (Kalani) Asuncion; daughter-in-law, Juanita Locker; and 3 grand- daughters. Private services were held.

Richard La Verne Johnson

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77, of Waimanalo, Hawaii, died in Kailua on October 3, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Waimanalo Beach Park.
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William H. Judd

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66, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on September 6, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 2:00pm; Services: 3:00pm on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Punahou Thurston Memorial Chapel.
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Elvera Laie Kaiu

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77, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Waianae on October 20, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1028 Loho Street, Kailua, Hawaii.
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Warren Tadashi Kaminaka

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70, of Honolulu, retired owner of WC Auto Supply, passed away on September 20, 2017 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife, Charmene; sons, Darren and Paul; daughter-in-law, Lea; and by granddaughters, Ashley and Faith. Visitation is at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Lillian Mahamoku Kaneakua

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79, of Waimanalo, Hawaii, died in Kailua on October 4, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Celebration of Life: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Kailua Beach.
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