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William F. Aberilla

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76, of Kaneohe, died in Honolulu on May 9, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9 am; Services: 10:30 am on Friday, June 22 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 1 pm at Hawaii State Veteran Cemetery.
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Archie Kaimi Ahuna

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Archie K. Ahuna passed away at the age of 65 surrounded by loved ones on May 23, 2018. He was born in Honolulu on May 24, 1952. The son of Joseph Ahuna II and Maude Waikiki Ahuna, he was a proud member of IATSE Local 665 for 40 years even serving as its president for 2 terms. Archie began his career in the film industry as an electrician under his father Joe Ahuna II on the original Hawaii Five-0. He then worked under Jack Fraggard on the original Magnum PI where he started his Special Effects career. He worked as the Special Effects Coordinator for many shows filmed in Hawaii including Jurassic Park, Windtalkers, Tears of the Sun, and Waterworld just to name a few. He began his own school to teach the special effects trade and later opened Ahuna's Special Effects Services in 1984. He had a close working relationship with the Honolulu Police Department, the Honolulu Fire Department, Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives Agency, The Film Commission, The City of Honolulu as well as donating his time and equipment to various agencies such as the March of Dimes Haunted House and educational programs that were interested in or needed assistance with Special Effects. He, along with his special effects crew, was rewarded for their hard work by winning an Emmy Award for the work done on the television series Lost. Archie made it full circle by working for both the current Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum PI. Dad was truly a Jack of all trades and master of all. He had a creative mind that allowed him to excel in the job he loved most, Special Effects. He was a great leader and mentor, known as Chief by those who worked under him. A true entrepreneur who worked hard to build his business and gain the respect of many in the film industry. He was someone you could always count on and believed in giving everyone a second chance. He shared his success and passion for special effects with anyone who wanted to learn. He was the core of the Family. With lots of love, compassion and patience, he took care of us and provided a sense of security and calm at home. Dad's other passions were singing, writing music, playing the guitar and sharing stories. After a long day at work, you would often find him in the garage with a beer in one hand and a microphone in the other. We will deeply miss his leadership, his strength, his guidance, his talents, his generosity, his loving spirit, his laughter, his passion for life and most of all, the love he gave us. "Dad we love you."Archie is loved and survived by his wife Fern N. Ahuna, children McLaine (Cindi) Ahuna, Nailima (Nina) Ahuna, Leah Ahuna and Patricia (Kyle) Davis and his 7 grandchildren: Dominic, Alonzo, Kaeden, Brenden, Tristen, Liam and Novali. He is also survived by brothers Dickie and Walter; sisters Doreen, Jo-Ann, Leimamo, Pi`ilani, Donalyn, and numerous nieces and nephews.Services will be held at Diamond Head Morturary at 535 18th Ave. in Honolulu on Monday, June 25, 2018. Viewing is from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Eulogy and services will begin at 6:00pm with final viewing to follow until 8:30pm. A private burial will be the following day. Aloha attire requested. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Tomio Anzai

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88, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Aiea on March 12, 2018. He was born in Waipahu, Territory of Hawaii. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
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Shirley-Ann Shui Yin Apa

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84, of Honolulu, Hawaii died in Honolulu on May 16, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Chapel. Private Burial.
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Douglas Joseph Balles

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70, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe, Hawaii on May 29, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Private services held.
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Clinton Briggs Ripley Basler

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Clinton Briggs Ripley BaslerClinton Briggs Ripley BaslerClinton Briggs Ripley Basler passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018 with a smile on his face, perhaps knowing he would be with his wife of 73 years, Mimi. His 99 years began and ended in the family home his grandfather built, but he had a whole lot of living and traveling in between. The son of Carl E. Basler and Iwalani Ripley, his education included Punahou; home schooling by his mother; St. Alban's School in Washington, D. C., where he sang in the choir; Dover High School in Dover, New Jersey; Punahou (again); University of Hawaii, and the University of Chicago. Before attending the University of Chicago, a heart murmur stymied Clint's dream of attending West Point to follow his stepfather, U.S. Army General Johnny Johnson. Yet, Clint enlisted in the U.S. Army in November 1941 and volunteered for Armored Force Officer Candidate School shortly after Pearl Harbor. While attending the University of Chicago earlier, he met Mimi von Tour, then at Northwestern University. Clint and Mimi dated mutual friends and, eventually, their casual relationship deepened until, serious with the onset of World War II, they married on January 19, 1943 in Las Vegas. Clint and Mimi moved with his Armored Force postings from California to Texas to Fort Benning, Georgia. When Clint went overseas, Mimi headed to Washington, D.C., living with his mother and stepfather and working for the Brazilian Embassy. Clint served as an Army Captain and Company Commander in the U.S. Armored Force 771st Tank Battalion from 1941-1946. Arriving on Omaha Beach in the European theater shortly after D-Day, Clint's Division pressed eastward into Germany with heavy action until the final German surrender in 1945 when the Division arrived at the River Elbe facing the Russian tank corps on the opposite shore. Clint continued after the war in the U.S. Army Reserves and retired as a Major with a Bronze Star Medal for outstanding service. Upon discharge in 1946, Clint trained as a business executive in New Jersey and New York for Sterling Products International. In 1950 he became General Manager and Director in various locations, including Hawaii (4 years), Southeast Asia and Singapore (6 years), Jamaica (17 years), and again in Hawaii (4 years). He was unusual even for his time, in that, he started and ended his working career with a single firm until his retirement in 1981. Clint and Mimi started their post-WWII life by settling in New Jersey for Clint's management training with Sterling Drug's International Division. Two daughters, Katherine (Tina) and Deborah (Fuzzi) arrived over the next few years. Clint's first posting for Sterling was to Hawaii, where he, Mimi, and the two girls had a home for four years in Kailua. Clint then managed Sterling's Southeast Asia operations from Singapore for six years, where he traveled throughout Southeast Asia and the Pacific, while Mimi took the girls camping, braving tropical coral snakes and other exotic wildlife. Clint and Mimi's dinner parties in Singapore were legendary! Mimi and the girls followed Clint in his next assignment to Kingston, Jamaica, where the family lived for seventeen years, residing for a time in the former home of Ian Fleming, the James Bond author. In Jamaica, Clint was active in the Kingston Chamber of Commerce; supported local development as Chairman for the League of Friends of Kingston Public Hospital; led efforts to construct an elementary school; and began his long association with Rotary by starting the St. Andrew Rotary Club. Reposted to Hawaii in 1977, Clint retired four years later as Regional Vice President. Clint and Mimi resettled then in the Honolulu home built by his grandfather, distinguished architect Clinton Briggs Ripley, a home Clint and Mimi loved and lived in for more than 38 years. Clint and Mimi were wonderfully devoted to each other until her death after more than 73 years of marriage. They traveled the world together across all continents (except Antarctica), often with their two daughters, Tina and Fuzzi, and later with sons-in-law and grandsons, on adventures to Europe. Often, Clint and Mimi would stay with old friends and colleagues during their travels, and many, in turn, would visit them here in Hawaii. Clint was the consummate host and Mimi was a perfect complement to his efforts. They maintained a lively correspondence with many friends until age limited their interactions. Clint cared deeply for Mimi and was her caregiver until the very endshe passed away holding his hand. His devotion to her and their devotion to each other was humbling and magnificent. Always admirably active recreationally, Clint was a longtime member of Jamaica's Caymanas Golf Club, the Outrigger Canoe Club, and the Kaneohe Yacht Club's Tennis Fleet. He swam, sailed, played tennis until he was 95 with his KYC friends (who nicknamed him 'Rabbit'), and golfed until 97 (usually pulling his own cart and even complaining about scores of 47 and 49 for nine holes!). And, when he could no longer play alongside his friends, he still met them regularly on Thursdays after they played to have coffee and 'talk story' on the Kaneohe Marine Base. Clint missed them profoundly when he could no longer drive in late 2017their shenanigans on a phone call again brought laughter and tears to him in his waning weeks. Clint was active and involved in his community: as a career-long member of Rotary International in the Honolulu Rotary Club (as the oldest member in recent years); on the Nuuanu Neighborhood Board; Bishop Museum Board; Kaneohe Yacht Club; and JLP Robinson Trust Manager. Clint leaves his daughter Katherine 'Tina' (Mark) Terry of Star Valley, AZ; daughter Deborah 'Fuzzi' Basler (John 'Tam' Tamulonis) of Eugene, OR; grandson Sean Basler (Beth Levin) of Brooklyn, NY; grandson Clinton 'Kai' Tamulonis (Cindy Chen) of Seattle, WA; and visiting emotional-support dog, best cuddler & bacon thief, Maile. The family would especially like to thank Dr. Melvin Palalay; his innovative immunotherapy treatment; staff at the Queen's Cancer Center; and our angelic-caregivers, Eunice, Cynthia, Rochelle, Louise, and Polla who helped make Clint's last several months healthy, comfortable, and fun. Clint's grandson, Kai, described his passing in this delightful way: "While he's moved on from this world, he's got the best seat to hold hands with Mimi on the lanai up above." That's for sure! Aloha nui kakou, Clint / Daddy / Dad! Family and friends will 'talk story, 6/22/2018. Donations to Hawaii Hospice

June Blaylock

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81, of Pearl City, HI, died in Honolulu on May 8, 2018. She was born in Honolulu, HI. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Pearl City.
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Ike Lee Bulay

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Ike Lee Bulayborn August 11, 1966 in Belvoir Virginia, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2018 at the age of 51 after a courageous battle with cancer. Ike is survived by his parents Karin Elsa Bulay Chang and Earl Chang; Daughter: Adriana Naomi Bulay; Sisters: Michelle Chang and Jade Thomson; In-Laws: Darryl & Norene Morichika; Brother In-Laws: Scott & Randy Morichika. Ike was a Construction Manager at Electrician's Inc. and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Private service were held on May 19, 2018. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Marie “Phil” Bunag

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Marie MARIE PHIL BUNAG 88, of Waikiki, passed away on May 28, 2018. Born in Paia, Maui, she moved to Oahu after graduating from Maui High School. She retired from Liberty House. Survived by her sons: Paul, David and Lawrence (Cindy) Sayurin; daughters: Doreen (Maynard) Cortes and Yvonne (Fred) Rodriguez; siblings: Joseph Engbino and Dominga Wagaski; ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Celebration of Life: 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary.

Matha B. Chang

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88, of Halaula, Hawaii, diedat her home in Hauula on Monday, April 16, 2018. She was born in Waimea, Hawaii. Celebration of Life: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Landmark Baptist Church, Kapaau, Hawaii.
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Rogelio “Roger” C. Dasalla

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77, of Waipahu, died in Waipahu on April 8, 2018. He was born in Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. Visitation: 9am; 10:30am on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Burial: 1pm at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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Richard Susumu Fujimoto

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86, of Kaimuki, O'ahu, died on Friday, May 11, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 4:00 p.m.; Services: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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Ronald Michio Fukushima

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71, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Honolulu on May 29, 2018. He was born in Puunene, Maui, Hawaii. Private Services.
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Laureno “Larry” Galban, Sr.

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97, of Honaunau, Hawaii, died in Kailua-Kona on May 21, 2018. He was born in Cebu, Philippines. Visitation: 8:00 a.m.; Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Holualoa. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa.
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Gertrude Yaeno De Guzman

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76, of Honolulu, HI, died in Honolulu on May 15, 2018. She was born in Waialua, Oahu. Private Services.
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Tamiko Hakoda

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93, of Honolulu, HI, died in Waipahu onApril 26, 2018. She was born in Kaaawa, HI. Private services.
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Ichiro Hayakawa

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96, of Honolulu passed away on April 25, 2018 in Waipahu, Hawaii. He retired as a machinist from the Chevron refinery and traveled the world taking photographs, enjoyed ballroom dancing and music in his retirement. A graduate of Farrington High School, he served in Japan with the U.S. Army after World War II as an interpreter. He was predeceased by his wife, Itsuye and is survived by daughters, Cynthia (Brooks) Takenaka, Faye (Dale) Mau, Ann Cole (the late Nelson Cole) and son, Clyde; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The family is grateful for the outstanding care provided by Luz & Leo Godoy. A private service and burial at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe were held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

George Isao Hieda

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George Isao HiedaAge 90, of Honolulu, passed away surrounded by his family on April 30, 2018, at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. He was born in a leap year on March 1, 1928, in Sprecklesville, Maui. He graduated from Baldwin High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Thereafter he attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa and went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. George began his legal career as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu, worked briefly at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, and retired as a Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City and County of Honolulu, Chief of Land Acquisition. After retirement he continued to do legal work, helping many of his friends and family establish their wills and trusts. A devoted and loving husband and father, George is survived by the love of his life, his wife Dorothy whom he was married to for 63 years; his son Gerald; daughters Pauline (Larry) Nomura and Janey (Glen) Lindbo; sister Helen (Michael) Morisaki; and by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. George enjoyed many years of ballroom dancing with his wife Dorothy, and was an avid University of Hawaii sports fan attending games and holding season tickets to UH football, baseball, and men's and women's basketball and volleyball programs for over 50 years. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and attending and videotaping his grandchildren's dance performances, basketball games, and various school and sporting events. He will be remembered for his kind and generous heart, friendly personality, quick wit, integrity, great sense of humor, and his bright, infectious smile. Visitation is at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Elsie K. Hirai

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86, of Honolulu, HI, died in Honolulu on May 11, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Private services held.
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Noboru Horikawa

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90, passed away on May 17, 2018 at home in Kahaluu. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by Spouse, Elsie Horikawa; Daughter, Jan Hargrove; Son, Jon; Daughter, Jolie; Grand- daughter, Nicole Ohl; Great-grand- children, Zachary Ohl & Harley Ohl; Great-great-grandson, August Ohl. Private services were held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Esther Ngit Chung Ikemoto

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Esther Ngit Chung Ikemoto94, of Aiea peacefully passed away on May 20, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard "Ike" Kanji Ikemoto. Esther is survived by children Lynette Block (Glenn-deceased), Lurline Dysart (Charles), James Ikemoto (Lynette), Leila Lee (Baron), and Laurie Ishida (Ronald). She was proud of and adored her 14 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren, and was excited about two additional great-grand- children arriving later this year. Esther was extremely generous in spirit and heart, had a miraculous green thumb, and would light up a room with her smile. She also enjoyed singing with family and friends, and sang with great gusto and genuine happiness. Esther accepted others into her life warmly and lovingly, and would generate loads of laughter wherever she went. A graveside service will be on June 21 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. Please wear Hawaiian or colorful attire to celebrate an amazing life lived by an extraordinary woman. Family requests a photo of friends and family with Esther if available. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Judy Junko Imai

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55, of Keaau, Hawaii, died in Keaau on May 16, 2018. She was born in Glenwood, Hawaii. Visitation: 4 p.m.; Services: 5 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo.
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AMY F. KANAI

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68, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on May 29, 2018 in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo on October 12, 1949. Amy was a graduate of Hilo High School's class of 1967 and U.H. Manoa's class of 1971. She was a Title officer at Hawaii Title Agency, LLC. Amy is survived by her sister, Margaret (Gilbert) Ikezaki. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Service: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary. No flowers and the family requests no koden, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice in Amy's name. ~ Aloha attire ~

Hubert U. Kanekoa

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51, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 5, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Ka Hale Ho'ano O Ke Akua. Scattering of ashes: 10:00 a.m. on June 24 at Lanikai Beach.
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Herbert Y. Kozuma

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91, of Honolulu passed peacefully on May 10, 2018. Retired from Matson as a Stevedore Supervisor. Survived by companion, Chiyeko Takitani; sister, Marjorie Kariya and many nieces and nephews. Private services held at the National Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Eleanor Kaleinani Kumia

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82, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on May 29, 2018. She was born in Kaneohe. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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Keith Takashi Kuwana

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Keith Takashi Kuwana68, of Waianae, died in Waianae on April 8, 2018. He graduated from Aiea High School in 1967. Survived by sisters, Lani Harrington and Lynn Yamamoto, brother Steven Kuwana, nieces and nephews. Services held. Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Mortuary

Tsurue “Judy” Kuwashima

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86, of Wailuku, Maui, died in Wailuku on June 3, 2018. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. Visitation: 3:00 p.m.; Services: 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Paia Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission.
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Edith Sachiko Laeha

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Edith Sachiko LaehaBeloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Teacher and Friend passed away on May 24, 2018 in Honolulu at the age of 89. Edith is survived by her children; William (Elizabeth) Laeha, Mark "Kimo" Laeha, David "Kaohu" (Debbie) Laeha and Lisa Mitchell; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Church of the Crossroads. Visitation: 4:00 p.m.; Service: 5:00 p.m. Reception to follow. Donations can be made in her memory to Church of the Crossroads, St. Francis Hospice or IHS.

Leroy Lihau Lewi

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60, of Kamuela, Hawaii, died in Kealakekua on April 26, 2018. He was born in Hamakua. Celebration of Life: 10:00 a.m.; Service: 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Kona Palisades Rec Center, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
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