Archive for August 5th, 2018

JENNIE KALATA PAOA AHNEE

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JENNIE KALATA PAOA AHNEEAt age 101, JENNIE KALATA PAOA AHNEE "NANA," was called to be with our Lord. Our beloved Grandmother "NANA" passed away peacefully at home, in Kaneohe on July 8, 2018. NANA will be laid to rest beside her loving husband, Samuel G. AhNee Sr. Born August 29, 1916 in Honolulu, Nana and Grandpa were the owners of Pete's Grocery in Kalihi. Nana loved spending time with family, enjoyed her grandchildren and children of all ages so much, that she and grandpa volunteered their time as Foster Parents for several families. Nana enjoyed her weekly visits to McDonalds for her hot fudge sundaes, shave ice and taking trips to Las Vegas. She enjoyed spending time outdoors in her yard with her dogs, chickens & rabbits. Nana's other love included planting fruit trees; bananas, papayas, guava, five finger, bread fruit, avocado, mountain apples and making sure to share them all with the neighbors when ripe and ready to eat. Among other activities, she enjoyed yoga, knitting, crochet, sewing, planting, leisure walks and bus rides with friends, Clara and Barbara. Nana is survived by her grand- children and many great and great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary on Thursday, August 9th, 2018. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m.; Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park in Kaneohe.

Donald Alfred Andrews

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Donald Alfred AndrewsLieutenant Colonel Donald Alfred Andrews (retired), born April 16, 1926, died July 31, 2018 at Tripler Army Medical Center. Don grew up in Staten Island, NY and was the youngest of four children born to Mary and William Andrews. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, their three sons and one daughter, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Donald was inducted into the U.S. Army toward the end of WWII, receiving multiple awards and serving honorably during the Korean and Vietnam wars. After retiring from military service, he found his second career as a tennis director for the City and County of Honolulu, where he was a familiar face and friend to many. From the outset, Donald was driven by the desire to promote greater access to tennis throughout O'ahu. His tenacity led to an unprecedented tennis boom; and national recognition for his home site, Diamond Head Tennis Center, as one of the nation's top municipal courts. "We will miss you. Thank you for the joy and impact you made; and the life you brought to your many years." A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. August 20, 2018 at the Honolulu Elks Lodge 616 with a Military Honors Service to be scheduled later. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Donald Andrews Scholarship Fund at Kahiau: A Tennis Foundation, 1288 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 288, Honolulu, HI. 96814.

Silvestre M. Aquino

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85, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on July 10, 2018. He was born in Malasaki, Philippines. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018 at St Anthony Church Kalihi. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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Jasmine N. Badua

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35, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on July 16, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel.
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Sui-Ping Carus

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98, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on July 22, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 AM; Services: 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Community Church Honolulu
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Teresa Yu Chen Chang

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93, of Honolulu, passed away on July 29, 2018. Born in Hupeh, China, she was a retired registered nurse at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. She earned a degree as Associate of Science in Nursing at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1975. Preceded in death by husband, Albert Kun Look Chang, she is survived by her brothers, Joseph (Maria) Tsai of California and John (Helve) Tsai of Sweden; sister, Rose Tsai of California; nephews and nieces. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at St. Patrick's Church; service at 10:30 a.m. followed by Celebration of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No monetary gifts requested. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

VIOLET SETO CHANG

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VIOLET SETO CHANGViolet Seto Chang, a long time resident of Wahiawa, died surrounded by her family, at Queens Medical Center on July 8, 2018, at the age of 93. She was born in 1924 in Hanapepe, Kauai but grew up in Honolulu where she attended Farrington High School. During this time she would become a song leader for the "Governors," meet her future husband Henry Chang and witness the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor. Just after the war ended, Violet and Henry were married on September 8, 1945. They would have 4 children and move to Wahiawa in 1960. Violet worked for Security Diamond and Conrad Jewelers until she retired in 1974. Violet embraced living in Wahiawa at retirement. She did volunteer work for the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store as well as many other organizations for seniors and keikis. She also worked part-time at the Army PX in Schofield. Violet and Henry joined the Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club and the Wahiawa Lions Club. Their active social life and community service in Wahiawa would lead to many lifelong friendships. Violet's creative life bloomed in retirement. She joined the "Rainbow Serenaders" senior music group where she would sing, play ukulele and dance hula for many community events. She made dozens of gorgeous quilts and haku leis for family and friends as well as spending countless hours in her beautiful yard and garden, tending to her flowers, plants and fruit trees. In 1984, after Henry retired and became a travel tour guide, he and Violet would spend six happy years traveling and cruising the world visiting many places, from Asia to Africa and Europe to Australia, traveling to almost every continent. In 2014 Violet and Henry moved to Craigside Retirement Residence in Nuuanu after 54 years of living in Wahiawa. Violet taught knitting classes and started a craft club for the residents. Partnering with the Queens Medical Center Volunteer Program, the craft club made knitted caps, lap blankets, pillows and other comfort items for hospital patients. Though she was sad to leave their home of many years, she embraced her new life and the community at Craigside, living fully by volunteering and giving of herself to others making many new friends in her last years. Violet was an excellent cook, loved entertaining, good food, and Mah Jong. She was a loving caring mother and wife who had a wonderful smile and personality that could light up a room. She is survived by her husband, Henry, children; LeRoy, Rodney, Jerelyn and Sherilyn, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorial services will be at the downtown Mililani Mortuary on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm. No flowers please.

STANLEY Y.K. CHANG

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STANLEY Y.K. CHANG92, of Honolulu, passed away at Maunalani Center on June 8, 2018. He was born on June 18, 1925 and retired from Pearl Harbor. He is survived by wife Cynthia, daughters Cyndy (Mike) LaPorte, Kathy (Anika) Chang, granddaughters Mariliz (Chris) Burman, Michele LaPorte, great- grandson Finn, and sister Betty (Danny Boos) Chang. Services will be held at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe on Friday, August 10, 2018 promptly at 10:00AM.

Donald Yet Wo Chow

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92, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 21, 2018. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. Private service held.
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SANDI CHUN

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SANDI CHUNSandi Chun went to heaven on Monday July 9. She was surrounded then by the love of her children, Dr. Sara Harris, Amanda Jiggens, and Peter Harris, and husband Jeffrey S. Harris. Sandi was devoted to her children, family and friends. She belonged to First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu, worked in a variety of ways to support the underprivileged in our community and was fond of her fellow members of Punahou Class of 1970. Her Celebration of Life will be at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu on August 25 at 5pm, visitation starting at 4pm with a reception to follow. Please consider donating to First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu and/or Institute of Human Services in lieu of sending flowers.

Alice Clay Denson Tate Culbertson

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Born in Memphis, TN on November 6, 1938; passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018 at her home in Honolulu, HI. The eldest child and daughter of James Benjamin and Fannie Clay Denson she was preceded in death by both her parents. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerome Bunker Culbertson. Alice is survived by her three children: Diane Franciosa, Catherine Riseley and son George Tate Jr, (Michelle); her five grandchildren, Dustin and Lewis Tate, Emily Claire Schindler, Paul and Sarah Franciosa; her sister Ginny Morton (Frank) and numerous nephews, great nephews, a niece and great niece. Alice graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1960. She was a resident of Honolulu for over 38 years. Alice was employed with the Corp of Engineers at Fort Shafter, HI. Alice enjoyed travelling with husband, their friends and family visiting all the continents except Antarctica. Her other hobbies included; bridge, mahjong, golf and a nice cool glass of white wine. Her vivacious personality, her infectious smile and her expressive beautiful blue eyes will be terribly missed by those who knew her. Service will be held at Punchbowl, Monday, August 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Child and Family Services 91-1581 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, HI 96706 ATTN: Domestic Abuse Shelter-Leeward in memory of Alice Culbertson. Arrangements Provided By: Ultimate Cremation Services LLC

Jacqueline Winona Calistro Ferreira

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 Jacqueline Winona Calistro FerreiraJacqueline Winona (Auntie Nona) Calistro Ferreira, 93 years old, passed away on 3 July 2018 in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu on 7 July 1924. She graduated from St. Patrick's School in 1938, and married John H. Ferreira, Sr. (St. Louis College grad) in 1942 at St. Patrick's Church. She was a devoted wife for 69 years. Her husband predeceased her in 2011. For many years, she devotedly cared for other families' young children, who knew her as "Auntie Nona". She was always a very loving and caring mother of her two children John H. Ferreira, Jr. and Paulette Ferreira Souza (Douglass), her grand- children Donna (Souza) Hoeft (Henry, Jr.), Debbie (Souza) Martens (Gerald), Steven Souza (Marjorie), and her great-grand- children Jennifer and Jonathan Hoeft. She is also survived by her brother Leonard Calistro, nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held in her memory on August 8, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Visitation at 0930, Prayer Service at 1030 with luncheon to follow. Burial at 1:00 pm. Aloha attire. Requests no flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Sayoko Fujimoto

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98, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach on July 17, 2018. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. Private Services were held.
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Yasutaka Fukushima

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101, of Honolulu, passed away on May 7th, 2018. He was born in Honolulu on June 3, 1916. An attorney at law and a WW II Army veteran with the 100th Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, he served as both a Territorial and a State legislator before being appointed to the bench and retiring as a Circuit Court Judge. Survived by three children and one grandchild. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

Mabel Seiko Gushi

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Mabel Seiko GushiAge 87 of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away July 11, 2018 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Mabel was a woman with courage and strength throughout her life and to the end. She enjoyed gallivanting to Las Vegas and crocheting her many good luck frogs and luggage markers (as she would call them), from hearts, slippers and smilely faces. Oh, and not to mention the many crocheted beanies, hats and scarfs. She will be missed but definitely remembered for her warm heart and generosity. Born July 17, 1930 in Keopu, North Kona, Hawaii. Preceded in death by husband, Masao Frank Gushi; and sons - Howard Kawamura, Terry Kawamura and Stewart Gushi. Survived by daughters, Audrey Sue, Bridget (Ryan) Sawai, Nadine (Wesley) Lo, Rita (Harold) Nakabayashi; brothers, Kazuto (Bessie) Nitahara, Sunao (Helen) Nitahara, Isami (Lindy) Nitahara, Hardy Nitahara, Arthur (Carmen) Nitahara; 8 grand- children; and 2 great-grand- children. Visitation at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel with Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome. Please, no monetary offerings.

Valerie Naeko Hata-Kowal

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Valerie Naeko Hata-Kowal67, beloved wife, mother, and friend, returned to God in her Manoa home on July 15, 2018, in the arms of her daughter and husband. Valerie served as a board member of Y. Hata & Co., and was also executive assistant to her father, Frank. After 15 years in remission, her cancer returned in 2015 but proved too much for her despite a valiant fight. She was blessed with many friends who lovingly took care of her and her family throughout her final years. A free spirit who lived life to the fullest, she enjoyed traveling, good food, painting, ikebana, and laughing with "Val's Pals". She is survived by her husband Greg; her daughter Marissa; stepchildren Michael, Lisa, and Paul, and 7 step grand- children. Also survived by her brother Russell (Val); nephew Jeffrey, and niece Risa. Celebration of life to be held at Waialae Country Club on August 11 at 5 pm. Aloha attire, no flowers or gifts. Val was adamant that "...no one's allowed to be sad. Party and celebrate my life!" Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Wendell Edward Ho

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Wendell Edward HoApril 21, 1955 - July 19, 2018 Wendell, age 63, passed away suddenly on July 19, 2018 with his wife by his side. Wendell was born on April 21, 1955 in Honolulu to Peter Kim Fong Ho and Drusilla Abbey Leandro. Wendell was a student athlete, attending Lanakila Elementary, Kalakaua Intermediate and graduating from Punahou School in 1974. His love of sports continued into adulthood, with him playing in various community leagues and coaching youth teams. Beginning in the early 1970's Aikane Catamarans was an important part of his life, where he worked as a musician aboard the dinner sails running out of Kewalo Basin. He and his bandmates continued playing music together and entertaining at private parties through early 2018. It was while working at Aikane that he met his wife, Donna. Wendell was a Key Account Manager with Paradise Beverages, where he worked for over 33 years. Prior to that, he worked for Bevway. He was a wonderful man, a loyal friend, devoted husband, son, brother, Uncle and Godfather. He was preceded in death by his father, Peter, and his brother Creighton (Elvera). He is survived by his wife Donna, mother Drusilla, nephew Geoffrey Ho, nieces Valerie Ho and Samantha Ho, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and all of his nieces and nephews on the Su'a side of the family too numerous to name, but all loved greatly - and eight Godchildren. A Celebration will be held to Honor his Life on Wednesday, August 15th at the Okinawan Center in Waipio from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Please join us at an "Uncle Wendell" style party! Lei are welcome, but please no floral arrangements or wreaths. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Inurnment will be at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Mount Calvary II "Niches by the Stream" on Thursday August 16th at 1:00 pm. Please join us.

Lucia M. Hutchison

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49, of Kihei, died in Wailuku on July 21, 2018. She was born in Illinois. Visitation: 1 p.m.; Services: 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Cremation will follow.
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Alice Haruye Kanemaru

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91, of Wahiawa, HI, died in Wahiawa on May 30, 2018. She was born in Wahiawa, HI. Private services.
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Sharon Wong Kazama

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68, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on June 8, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Edmund K. Kealaluhi

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69, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died in El Cajon, California on June 11, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 4:30 p.m.; Services: 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Scattering of ashes on Saturday, August 11 at Paia, Maui.
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Jane S. Kramer

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92, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on June 15, 2018. She was born in Kansas City. Private service held.
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Henry Seiya Kuniyuki

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96, passed away at his home on May 20, 2018. He served as a combat medic in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II. He was Hawaii State Director of Veterans Employment for the U.S. Department of Labor for 23 years. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Hawaii National Guard. He also was Adjutant of the Hawaii Veterans of Foreign Wars, Executive Secretary for Hawaii Governor's Veterans Employment Council, and Representative to the National Employment Committee of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife Emi, three sons Ken, Andrew, Michael and their wives, six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He was interred at Punchbowl on July 11, 2018. He spent his life in service to veterans of this country. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Elizabeth “Sweetheart” Lau

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Elizabeth Elizabeth "Sweetheart" Lau passed away peacefully on July 5, 2018 at the age of 91 surrounded by her family. She was God's faithful servant, a family matriarch, a successful businesswoman, and fittingly, a beloved sweetheart to the many people whose lives she touched. She was the youngest child of Moses Barrett and Evangeline Lipano Keliikuli and grew up in Honolulu along with her brothers, Stephen (deceased) and Ernest (deceased). She was a member of Lanakila Church, Ekalesia O Ka Euanelio O Iesu Kristo from childhood where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She loved reading the Bible, discussing Scripture, singing English and Hawaiian hymns and being in fellowship with her Lanakila Church family. In 1982 she added to her family's successful group of lei businesses by opening Sweetheart's Lei Shop in Chinatown. For 22 years, Sweetheart's provided a variety of lei to those she always referred to as "the best customers". The lei shop served as a connecting point for workers, vendors and customers who became dear friends and contributed to cherished memories. Sweetheart often commented how blessed a woman she was in her life. She was married to a wonderful husband, raised a close and loving family, and owned a business whose lei and flowers helped commemorate many celebrations and special events over the years. Throughout her life she came to know and love the Lord and lived in a manner pleasing to God. She was a true example of Proverbs 31 which says "Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all." Sweetheart was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Mr. Henry G.J. Lau, her son Leonard W.S. Lau, and her daughter-in-law Brenda. She is survived by children: (Wilhelmina), Henry (Adrienne), Gary Kali (Eri), Angel Yamashita (Boyden), Michael (Kathy), and 17 grand- children, 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park on August 15, 2018. Visitation at 9:30 am followed by the service at 10:30 am and burial at 1:00 pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Thomas Kahalu Lee

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74, of Waianae, HI, died in Waianae on June 22, 2018. He was born in Honolulu, HI. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Services: 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13 at Mililani Makai Chapel. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Jane Hanako Look

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Jane Hanako LookJane Hanako Hirota, 85 was born to Frank K. Hirota and Shandra (Medeiros) Hirota in the town of Kawaihau, Kauai. She died peacefully at home in Kailua under Hospice care. She was the youngest of 6 children. She is survived by brother, Paul (Joyce) Hirota. Brother Alex (Olivia) Hirota, and sisters, Lillian (Michael) Iida, Eleanor (John) Stein, and Virginia all preceded her in death. Jane was married to Casey Kwai Cho Look for 54 years before his passing in 2014. She is survived by sons, Aaron "Pono" (Karen) Ouye, Jeffrey "Jeff" (Samantha) Ouye, Kevin (Eren) Look, daughter, Wilma "Kammy" (Paul) Grable, and stepson, Danford Look. She has 4 grandchildren, Cassandra "Cassie" Grable, Dustin "Dusty" (Elyse) Grable, Christian Look, and Kayla Look, and 2 great granddaughters, Paisley Bay and Rhone Grable. Jane worked in the Food Service Industry for Mr. William Mau for over 50 years at the Lau Yee Chai Restaurant, Top of Waikiki and as manager of the Ambassador Coffee Shop at the Ambassador Hotel in Waikiki. She loved what she did until her health declined at 81 and was forced to retire. Jane was a hard worker who had the spirit of Aloha and made lifelong friends of many visitors to Hawaii through the years. We are proud of who she was and feel blessed to be a part of her ohana. A Memorial Service will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary on Monday, August 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. visitation, 11:00 a.m. Service. Per her wishes, Jane's ashes will be scattered in the ocean off of Wakiki where she spent much of her life. A big mahalo to all her family and friends who brought much joy to her life. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

Paka M. Ma’ae

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74, of Ewa Beach, died in Ewa Beach on July 3, 2018. He was born in Taputimu, American Samoa. Visitation: 10 am; Services: 10:30 am on Thursday, August 9 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 2 pm at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
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Charles Kaui Ma’alea

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85, of Haiku, Maui, died in Wailuku on July 16, 2018. He was born in Kuau, Maui. Visitation: 6 pm; Service 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Visitation 9 a.m.; Service 11 a.m. on Friday, August 10 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui.
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Emily Iwalani Maielua

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71, of Wailuku, died in Wailuku on July 22, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9 a.m.; Services: 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Cremation will follow.
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ROY M. MATSUDA

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Founder of Roy M. Matsuda CPA, Inc., in Honolulu, Hawaii, died on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the age of 76. A graduate of Waipahu High, he earned his BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1963 and 1977, respectively. In 1967, he passed the Uniform CPA Examination and was awarded Hawaii's 377th CPA license. Prior to starting his firm, he worked at local and national accounting firms and at Amfac, Inc. Roy is survived by his wife, Betty; sons Kevin (Sakiko) and David; sisters Joy Matsuda and Charlotte (Richard) Kuriyama; brother Melvin (Maureen) Matsuda; and one grandson. Private services held.

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