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Paul Leland Breese

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Paul Leland BreeseHonolulu Zoo Director Emeritus Husband, Father, Friend to All Creatures October 16, 1922 - October 18, 2018 Paul reminisced, "One of my most cherished childhood memories is picturing me as an eight year old explaining to my mother and aunt how my pet alligator used its webbed feet together with its tail to swim in our bathtub. This recollection turned out to be highly prophetic since the two basic commitments of my long life have involved these same two activities: maintaining and interpreting exotic creatures." Orphaned by 1935, Paul traveled alone by train along with his pet turtle from Atlanta to southern California to live with relatives where he continued to be absorbed with nature. While attending college, he worked as a bus driver and in the reptile department at the San Diego Zoo, establishing long time friendships with then Director Belle Benchley, Bird Curator K. C. Lint, and Reptile Curator Charles Shaw. After Pearl Harbor, Paul enlisted in the navy, trained at Columbia University, and was commissioned a naval officer. He learned the skill of landing amphibious crafts on beaches and participated in five different Pacific campaigns including Leyte Gulf and Iwo Jima. With the benefit of the GI bill, Paul graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1947. Paul's war experiences fostered his confidence and strengthened his passion to pursue his career of the displaying, conserving, and protecting animals. In 1947, Paul was appointed the first Director of the Honolulu Zoo. He developed the zoo's first master plan which defined the zoo's boundaries in Waikiki with fences and a single entrance, designed and constructed the many animal enclosures, landscaped and paved the parking area. Paul made numerous trips to the Mainland gathering and accompanying animals on their overseas trip to Honolulu. In 1964, a plaque was placed at the opening of new reptile building: Paul Breese Animalanai This building is named in honor of Paul L. Breese in appreciation of outstanding service to the community while director of the Honolulu Zoo from 1947 to 1964. With vision, creativeness and dedication he developed the zoo into one of the world's finest, giving to the people of Honolulu and to visitors an educational and recreational facility of unending pleasure. He leaves here a lasting imprint of his love of animals and of people young and old. Paul's most important contribution to our State was his work with the then Territory of Hawaii to begin the Nene Restoration Project in 1949. He chaired the committee to name the Nene our State bird in the 1950's. In the 1970's, he was the Wildlife Chief for the DLNR, started Pacific Zoological Consultants, worked with hotels on wildlife displays. In the 1990's, Paul founded the Brown Tree Snake Control Group bringing attention and action to our State's protection from that threat. In 2013, Paul was interviewed by the Zoos and Aquariums Video Archives which recorded his history, experiences, and wisdom for future generations. Paul and his wife published THE HONOLULU ZOO Waikiki's Wildlife Treasure 1915 - 2015. In 2016, he was named a Living Treasure of Hawaii. Paul leaves behind Jean DeMercer-Breese, his spouse of 32 years; children: Marlee Breese, Paul Breese III, Natalie Sainsevain, Dawn Breese; step-daughters: Eileen Lee, Elizabeth Spliethof, Caroline Wissmann, and Vicky DeMercer; 11 grandchildren including Lorain Adams, Moani Adams, Natty Adams, Raven Tershy, and 1 great-granddaughter, Dominique Adams-Santos. Services scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.

Roxanne R.J. Burnett

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61, of Nanakuli, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 13, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 11:30 a.m.; Services: 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, Honolulu. Burial: 3:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Sharon Kimiko Bushey

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65, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Aiea on August 24, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.; Services: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Helen K. Cobb-Adams

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68, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kailua on October 16, 2018. She was born in Hilo. Celebration of Life: 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at their Residence: 419 Iliaina St. Kailua, 96734. Ashes to be scattered at a later date.
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Burr M. Cox

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72, of Keaau, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 4, 2018. He was born in Pasadena, California. Visitation: 4:00 p.m.; Services: 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Sure Foundation Church, Keaau.
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Natsuko Furusho

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90, of Lawai, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on October 10, 2018. She was born in Waiakea, Hawaii on June 18, 1928. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Hanapepe Church of Nazarene. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Services to follow.
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Eddie B. Geraldo

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62, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on September 28, 2018. He was born in Pasig City, Philippines. Visitation: 10:30 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, Honolulu.
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Shirley Harue Gomi

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85, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on September 23, 2018. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary.
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Eugene S.Y. Goo

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88, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Pearl City on August 14, 2018. He was born in Honolulu.
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Harry Kengi Hamada

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84, of Los Angeles, died in Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Private service held.
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Maximo B. Hernando

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86, of Keaau, Hawaii, died in Hilo on October 21, 2018. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Wake Service: 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation: 9:00 a.m.; Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 2 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Burial: 11:15 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section.
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Darren L. Johnson

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48, of Kaaawa, Hawaii, died in Kaneohe on October 16, 2018. He was born in Seattle, Washington. Private Services.
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FLORENCE M. KALAMA

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FLORENCE M. KALAMA85, of Waianae, passed away on September 15, 2018 in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by her husband Larry Kalama; sons: Derek W. (Diane) Brown and Larry (Lana) Kalama, Jr.; daughters: Alice N. Shirk, Linda T. (France) San Jose, Cynthia A. (Jerry) Potter and Barbara L. (Ronald, Sr.) Mendoza; sister Juanita H. (Peter) Rivera; brothers Theodore (Judy) Cosme and William J. Cosme; 14 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be at 8:30 a.m. followed by a family program and prayer service at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Mililani Memorial Park's Makai Chapel. Burial: 1:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Kikuye “Pauline” Kaneshiro

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Kikuye 98, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away peacefully at home on September 9, 2018. She was born in Paia, Maui. She was predeceased by her husband Robert S. Kaneshiro and is survived by her son Gilbert, daughters Susan and Sylvia, and grandchildren Brandon and Reese. Private Services held. No koden (money offering).

Beatrice K. Loman

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98, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 5, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9:45 a.m.; Services: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 2 at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church, Kalihi, Honolulu. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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Paulina Ronolo Mangrubang

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93, of Hawi, Hawaii, died in Hilo on October 15, 2018. She was born in Wahiawa. Private Services were held.
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Alice Shizuko Mishina

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91, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on, September 27, 2018. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Inurnment: 2:00 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park.
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Helen Oyama

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89, of Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii, died in the Wilcox Memorial Hospital on October 4, 2018. She was born in Koloa, on May 23, 1929. Services to be held at a later date.
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Ramon Dela Cuadra Ramales

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24, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 10, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 5:00 p.m.; Services: 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Burial: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31 at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Romana Acoba Rivera

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87, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on September 11, 2018. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. Visitation: 8:45 a.m.; Services: 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Florentina “Tina” Saludares

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74, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 12, 2018. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Wake Service: 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation: 8:00 a.m. Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Burial: 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31 at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section.
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Robin Miki Santos

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56, of Aiea, Hawaii, died in Aiea on October 6, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel on the Kapalama Campus of Kamehameha Schools.
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Gilbert S. Silva

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84, of Waimanalo, Hawaii, died in Waimanalo on September 9, 2018. He was born in Kalihi. Private Services held.
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Harry S. Sumida

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79, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kailua on October 12, 2018. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 4:30 p.m.; Services: 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
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