Archive for December 17th, 2017

Filemon “Ely” Agbalog Acupido

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65, of Waialua, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on November 18, 2017. He was born in Bobon, Burgos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Burial will be in the Philippines.
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Kay H. Nishimura Alexander

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She is survived by husband, William; children Brandon & Ashley; grandkids Kelan & Aliyah; parents, Robert and Naomi Nishimura; siblings Kelly & Rob; and the Komo family. Aloha attire. Visitation 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, services at 6:30 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Wilma “Billie” Amina-Villanueva

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79, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 26, 2017. She was born in Hilo. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temple Memorial Park.
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FRANCISCO QUEYPO AMOROZO

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FRANCISCO QUEYPO AMOROZOSeptember 17, 1930 - September 12, 2017 Frank Amorozo passed away peacefully at Kaiser Hospital at the age of 86. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. Frank is survived by his wife, Carol, one brother, William (Mitronia), three sisters, Nita Agu, Elizabeth Malapit, and Rosita Phillips, two sons, David (Sherri) and Eric (Gennie), and six daughters, Mary Aten (Robert), Joy Currin (Terry), Bobbie Awana (Russell), Michele Floyd (Kevin), Jill Malayang (James), and Tessie Tumbaga (Bernal). He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The Celebration of his Life will be on Saturday, December 23. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.

Shra Andon

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65, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 28, 2017. She was born in Kosrae, Micronesia. Visitation: 5:30 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Burial will be held in Kosrae.
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MANUEL ANG, MD

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MANUEL ANG, MDAge 75, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Straub Hospital in Honolulu. He was born on May 26, 1942 in Manila, Philippines. He received his medical degree from the University of the East in 1967. Dr. Ang came to America for his medical residencies, first in Toledo, Ohio, then to Honolulu, where he met his wife Beverly who was a nurse at The Queen's Medical Center. They married on April, 15, 1972. He continued his residencies in Puerto Rico and San Francisco, CA, and became board certified in pediatrics and general surgery. He then returned to Hawaii where he joined the Ala Moana Medical Clinic before opening his own private medical practice with Beverly at The Liliha Medical Building in 1987. He practiced until the day of his passing. Manuel was a member of the Hawaii Medical Association and the Honolulu County Medical Society where he was serving as the current Secretary. Dr. Ang will be remembered as a dedicated husband, father, brother, uncle, and physician, who treated his patients with as much love and care as his own family. He put the lives of others before his own and touched many souls from every station in life always taking the time to sit and listen. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Beverly, sons, Manuel Jr. and Christopher, and daughter, Kimberly and son-in-law, Kurt Zwald, and his younger sisters, Rosita Schwaiger and Elena Quiroz. Funeral services will be held on December 20, 2017 at Mary, Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Visitation: 9:30 am. Eulogy: 10:30 am. Service: 11 am. Refreshments to follow. Family requests no flowers. Casual attire.

Teresita “Tessie” Baptista Aquino

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70, of Mililani, Hawaii, died in Torrance, California on Sunday, November 12, 2017. She was born in Sulvec, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20th at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Catholic Church, Mililani. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
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MACARIO “MAC” BALLANGAO

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MACARIO Age 89 of Mililani passed away on November 13, 2017. He was born on May 28, 1928 in Spreckelsville, Maui. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran and a retired Federal Civil Service worker. Macario is survived by his wife of 61 years Mary; daughter, Melanie (Orlando) Daranciang; grandchildren, Mark, Danielle, and Brianna. Sister, Esther Ballangao. Visitation: 9:00 AM; Memorial service: 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Mililani Memorial Park, Makai Chapel. Interment: 1:00 PM at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific located at Punchbowl Crater. Lei welcome; no wreaths.

Ramona Lurline Barber

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77, born in Honolulu, died at home in her sleep on Nov. 21, 2017. Survived by her only child, Ramelle (Peer) Barber-Meyer; grandchildren, Elliot and Penelope; sister, Dolly (Robert) Chang; brothers, Raymond (Anjulie) and Wallace (Roxanne) Afalava; and niece, Kitty Chang. Visitation 1p.m. Saturday, Dec 23 at Borthwick Mortuary, Service 2 p.m.

CHRISTOPHER KIMIYOSHI KEOPUHIWA BLACKWELL

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CHRISTOPHER KIMIYOSHI KEOPUHIWA BLACKWELL11/19/1992-12/7/2017 25 of Mililani, passed away December 7, 2017 at Misawa AFB, Japan. He is survived by father Jeffrey Blackwell, mother Lorraine Blackwell, younger brother Cameron Yoshitsune Keopuhiwa Blackwell, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Chris was a graduate of Mililani High School, 2010, Honolulu Community College, 2013 and received a BS in Audio Engineering from Belmont University, Nashville, 2015. In 2016, he enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed at Misawa AFB, Japan where he continued his love of surfing, snowboarding, and composing his own music. A Celebration of Loving and Living will be held 5-9pm, Tue, December 19, 2017 at Ballard Mortuary, 1150 Kikowaena St. to be followed by burial at the National Cemetery of the Pacific, 8:30am December 21, 2017. Aloha Attire. Donations will go to a local charitable organization. Arrangements Provided By: Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary

James Whitney Boston

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62, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 25, 2017. He was born in East Chicago, Indiana. Private Services were held.
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Wayna Mae Buch

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71, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 14, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, Chapel of the Flowers. Inurnment: 10:45 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.
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henry h.c. chow

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88, of Manoa, passed away on October 18, 2017. He is survived by wife, Margaret, son, Clifford, daughter, Colleen (Randy) Inaba and grandchildren, Joshua and Matthew Inaba. ~ Private Services held ~

Tommy M. Coronel

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88, of Waianae, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 1, 2017. He was born in Maunaloa, Moloka'i.
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Merly de Vera Cruz

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72, of Kapaa, Hawaii, died on December 4, 2017 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 2, 1945 in the Philippines. Visitation: 8:00 a.m.; Service: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
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PEDRO “PEDRING” ACOB DACUYCUY

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PEDRO 85 of Honolulu, Hawaii has passed away on October 29, 2017 at his residence with the care of Bristol Hospice. Pedro was born to Maria (Acob) and Simon Dacuycuy in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on May 19, 1932. He retired as a Warehouse Worker for Pacific Transfer. Pedro is survived by his wife Filomena (Salvacion) Dacuycuy; sons, Fernando Dacuycuy, Rolando (Sheree) Dacuycuy; daughters, Milagros (Jose) Saribay, Victoria (Marvin) Bour, Marilyn (Ryan) Feguis; eleven grand- children and 6 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Visitation: 5:30-9:00 p.m, Services: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 and additional visitation: 9:00 a.m., Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary with a burial to follow at 12:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Erik Errol Dierks

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46, of Richmond, Canada, died on October 24, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was born on September 6, 1971 in Denver, Colorado. Celebration of Life: 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Portlock. For info email bap@gmail.com
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George “Brian” Drummond

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George George Brian Drummond died peacefully at his daughter's home in Kailua-Kona on December 5, 2017, at age 91, leaving behind a rich legacy that will long be cherished by family, friends, and all who knew him. He was a kind and loving father, grandfather, joke-teller and song-singer, advertising sales executive, British Army paratrooper, classical music lover, avid reader, world traveler, football (soccer) devotee and so much more. Born September 18, 1926, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Brian forever maintained a deep love for his country and heritage. In 1960, opportunity oversea lured him to Hawaii, where he led a successful 30-year career in newspaper advertising sales for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. His kind heart, ready smile, youthful spirit and perfectly timed jokes will be remembered and missed. Brian is survived by his daughter, Michele "Buki" (Brian); 6 grand- children and 1 great grandchild. He was predeceased by his son, David. Brian's life will be celebrated in Honolulu with family and friends, in the only way deserving of his memory; afternoon high tea.

Barbara Earle

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Barbara Earle BARBARA EARLE After 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. Barbara is survived by her four children, John (Jackie), Susan McLane (Jean), Tom (Maj), and Jane Earle-Dabrowski (Andrs); 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. Barbara's friends and acquaintances are invited to her Celebration of Life on December 28 at Atherton Chapel, Central Union Church. Visitation with family is at 2:30 pm with the service at 3:00 pm, followed by refreshments. No flowers. Donations in Barbara's name can be made to Punahou School or the charity of your choice.

Mary F. Estrella

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90, of Kahului, Maui, died in Wailuku on December 2, 2017. She was born in Makawao. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Norman's Mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
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James T. Ferla

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60, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on December 9, 2017. He was born in Derby, Connecticut. Private Services held.
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Laura Lorraine Ferreira

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87, of Kahului, Maui, died in Kahului on December 1, 2017. She was born in Paia. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at the Garden of Meditation Cemetery in Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku.
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Philip L. Finn

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75, of Pearl City, Hawaii, died in Pearl City on December 28, 2016. He was born in Gloversville, New York. Celebration of Life: 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 1350 Ala Moana Blvd.
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Bernard George Freitas

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Bernard George FreitasDecember 9, 1955 - November 4, 2017 Bernard was the first and only son born to Lillian and Bernard Freitas. He passed away on November 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Growing up in Hawaii he liked to tinker with mini-bikes, motorcycles and would go diving as a young man. He was an alumnae of Damien Memorial High School class of 1973. He played football and entered track and field events. He excelled in shotput and discus where he placed first and second in these fields for the duration of his high school years. He won the High School State Championships in 1973 breaking previously held records, an achievement which earned him a spot at the 1973 National AAU Junior Olympic Championships. His love for his sport led him to numerous coaching positions at his alma mater, Waianae High School and finally at Green Valley High School in Las Vegas. After high school, he attended the University of Hawaii and worked many years as a bouncer at Infinity Night Club in Waikiki. He was a self-taught ukulele player. Even away from home, Hawaiian music remained a constant companion in his life. It was through Hawaiian music that he met Charlie Pride, they were inseparable and married in 1989. They eventually moved to Las Vegas and made it their home. Charlie passed away in 2013. Bernard is survived by his 2 sisters, Bernadette Keliiaa and Antoinette Freitas; one niece and a nephew (passed in 2015) and 2 grand nephews. The Freitas family extends their warm aloha and mahalo to all friends and family who shared in Bernard and Charlie's life. Any monetary gifts collected in his memory will be donated to the Green Valley High School, Track and Field team.

Maurice Sadao Fujie

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Maurice Sadao FujieBeloved husband, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, friend, teacher, artist, East Honolulu Clothing Co. partner, graphic designer, photographer, Kaimana beach crew organizer, golfer, softball player, retired Kaiser teacher and UH fan, passed away on November 17, 2017, surrounded by his loving wife Andrea; mother Ella; mother-in-law Inge; sisters Iris & Christine; brothers Clayton & Richard, and many other loved ones. Maurice (also known to many as Mo) was born and raised on the Big Island in Wainaku where he attended Hilo Union Elementary, Hilo Intermediate and Hilo High School (Class of 65). He attended UH Hilo and went on to graduate from UH at Manoa with a bachelors and masters degree in fine arts along with teaching credentials. He began his teaching career at Kalakaua Intermediate and spent over 30 years at Kaiser High School as an art and photography teacher and even returned as a substitute in his retirement. Mo loved sports, especially UH sports. He was the ultimate UH football, basketball, and baseball fan. He held football season tickets since the opening of Aloha Stadium. If the Bows were in town, he'd be tailgating and sitting through every football game until the final second even if it was a blowout. He was also a proud supporter of UH baseball since the Sheridan days and held season tickets to the basketball games. Mo played softball for many years at Koko Head park and you would find him on the golf course every Saturday and Sunday, walking 18 holes usually at Moanalua Golf Course in the early morning. Although Mo enjoyed being a bachelor for 40 yers (during which he founded the "Kaimana Beach Country Club"), his life changed when he met Andrea. Andrea made Mo's life complete. Together they ran East Honolulu Clothing Company in Waimanalo, attended many craft fairs and traveled around the world. Andrea was Mo's best friend and Mo, Andrea's. They never left each other without a hug and a kiss. Mo was also an avid gardener, like his mother, Ella. Family, friends, colleagues, patrons and strangers enjoyed his bounty of aloha that included tangerines, bay leaves, mint, and jokes. He was all about bringing people together and sharing. A celebration of Maurice's life will be held on January 2nd, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. 4:30 p.m. visitation; service at 6pm. Aloha Attire requested. Go Bows, Go Mo! Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Yoshiko Fujimoto

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86, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe on November 20, 2017. She was born in Niulii, North Kohala, Hawaii. Private Services held.
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June Tsuruko Ganiko

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87, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on November 12, 2017. She was born in Gusukuma, Urasoe, Okinawa. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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FRANK HAINES

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FRANK HAINESA celebration of Frank's life will be held on Wednesday, December 27 at 4pm on the Star of the Sea School field at 4469 Malia Street. Francis Stehr Haines, 96, passed away on August 10, 2017 in Lake Placid, New York. He was born on April 7, 1921 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to William Howard Haines and Harriet Hobbs. He studied architecture as an undergraduate at Princeton University and, after obtaining a Masters in Architecture from MIT in 1948, he moved to Hawaii where he had a successful career at Architects Hawaii. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Ann "Peg" Hutchinson, and his daughter, Jane Elise "Kini" Gordon. Survivors include daughter Mallory (Pete) Armstrong, son Frederick (Kari) Haines, and grandchildren Elise (Cainan) Erwin, Julia Gordon, Nicholas Gordon, Lauren Armstrong, Marlise Armstrong and Jaime Cantrall and 4 great-grandchildren. Donations in his name would be appreciated by Habilitat, Parents and Children Together, and Historic Hawaii Foundation. Please join us for this special gathering in his remembrance.

DONALD AKIRA HARADA

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Age 85, of Ewa Beach, HI passed away October 20, 2017 in Honolulu, HI. Born on April 19, 1932 in Honolulu, HI. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant for the U.S. Air Force. He was also and active member of the Honolulu Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, Judith C. Harada; daughters, Dawn (Randal) Ramos, Aimee Harada, Laura Harada, Kelly (Steven) Kim; half brother, Oscar (Marvis) Harada; 3 grandchildren. Private Services.

Charles Belknap Henderson II

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Charles Belknap Henderson II81, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2017 in Littleton, Colorado after a brief but valiant fight against pancreatic cancer. Charlie was born in Honolulu to Louise Erdman and Charles Jefferson Henderson on January 25, 1936. His school years were spent at Hanahauoli School and then Punahou, graduating as Class President in 1954. A relentless competitor, he played football and basketball and ran track in all four years of high school. In 1952, he was named an All-Star defensive back by both major newspapers in the Honolulu Interscholastic League (now the ILH) and in 1953 was an integral part of Punahou's long-elusive football championship quest in that League. In what amounted to the title contest in November, he ran 67 yards for a critical touchdown on a strange but effective broken play. "It was," an old friend said, "as if he had worked his whole athletic life for that burst and he made the most of it." He loved the beach especially for body-surfing and volleyball, but was never a dedicated Waterman as were others within his generation and circle of friends. After Punahou, Charlie attended Dartmouth College, where he majored in Botany and fell madly in love with skiing. His interest in Botany was a bit surprising to some, but a fascination with agriculture was not to those who knew him well. From childhood days watching sugar harvesting at Waialua, spending summers at Kahua Ranch on Hawaii Island, through college and summer work, and eventually into the training program of the bygone Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association, his career goals were clear. There was subsequent employment at several Island sugar plantations and in Puerto Rico. In 1972 he moved to Colorado and acquired the 100 year old Bar U I ranch near Steamboat Springs and successfully modernized the business through new agricultural and breeding techniques. In 1981 he moved his cattle operation to Castle Rock and subsequently consulted with other ranchers wanting to pasture cattle closer to mid-Western feed lots. His own self-description was, "I guess I've always basically been a farmer." Politically conservative, but socially liberal, Charlie welcomed the challenge of service in the US Army Reserve Special Forces where he earned his Jump Wings as a paratrooper. In later years, his 50s, he tackled another physical challenge---long distance endurance bicycle riding. He was a four-time finisher of the Paris-Brest-Paris ride which originated in 1891 and the1200K Montreal-Boston-Montreal. With other local cyclists he started the Rocky Mountain Cycling Club (RMCC) focused on endurance riding and was a founding member of Randonneurs USA (RUSA). There are now more than 10,000 RUSA members and his member number is 5. He continued to ride with RMCC until 2012 and continued to organize spring training camps and the club's "Challenge Series" rides until his cancer diagnosis in January, 2017. Charlie is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Diana Damon Smart and two sons, Peter (Sally Bearne) of Brighton, England and Stephen (Tracy Evans) of Carmel Valley, California and four grand- children-Joe, Alex, Emily and Ainsley. He is also survived by brother Harold (Gloria Campbell) and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his first son Charles at age 5 of spinal meningitis in 1966 and his beloved stepdaughter, Stefanie Smart, who succumbed to cancer in 2011 at age 45. A Celebration of Life in Honolulu is pending.

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