Gordon Royle said Friday that his father died Sunday at a Perth hospital following surgery on a hip fracture that he suffered in a fall in a nursing home.

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Australian Broadcasting Corp. reports that Royle’s death leaves only one survivor of the 76 men who escaped from Stalag Luft III in 1944: 94-year-old British man Dick Churchill, a former squadron leade
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deaths elsewhere

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Paul Royle, an Australian pilot who took part in a mass breakout from a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II that is remembered as the Great Escape, has died in his hometown of Perth. He was 101.
The escape was the subject of a 1963 Hollywood movie, “The Great Escape,” starring Steve McQueen.

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George Mitsuru Yoshihara

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July 24, 2015
George Mitsuru Yoshihara, 82, of Pearl City, an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Selleck, Wash. He is survived by wife Yuriko; sons Steve, Allen and Daniel; daughter Jeanne Masuda; brothers Bob, Takeshi “Tak,” Paul and John; sisters Kay Abe, Amy Ambo and Florence Fujiwara; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Leilani Yoko Yasutake

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July 26, 2015
Leilani Yoko Yasutake, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Lanakila Elementary School teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Isamu, son Daron, daughter Staci Lee, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Winston Sunn Wong

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Aug. 11, 2015
Winston Sunn Wong, 68, of Honolulu, a journeyman electrician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kyong Cha Eng; brothers David Jr., Franklin and Douglas; and sister Linda Wong-Taylor. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Denise Marie Witte

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Aug. 22, 2015
Denise Marie Witte, 50, of Kailua-Kona, a massage therapist, died in Kailua-Kona. She was born in Cleveland. She is survived by husband David and daughters Charisse, Breyana and Cailley. Private services.

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Dennis Isao Wasano

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Aug. 17, 2015
Dennis Isao Wasano, 73, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired cook and an Army veteran, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapahi, Kauai. He is survived by wife Mary, son Derek, daughters Melissa Brown and Marnie Wasano, brothers Gary and Richard, and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Anthony Melvin Vincent Sr.

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Aug. 13, 2015
Anthony Melvin “Tony” Vincent Sr., 77, of Hauula, a retired self-employed plumbing contractor, died in Kahuku. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Chris, Raymond, Michael and Tony Jr.; daughter Lisa V. Sarne; brothers Gerard Vincent and Francis Ocalvey; sister Marylou Vincent-Finney; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Sam Junior Valentine II

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Aug. 25, 2015
Sam Junior Valentine II, 54, of Honolulu, a construction worker, died at home. He was born in Longview, Wash. He is survived by wife Delilah Patoc-Valentine, brother Gregg and sisters Goldie and Cheryl. Private services.

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Yoshito Sakai

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Aug. 24, 2015
Yoshito “Jerry” Sakai, 89, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Shelley Kaya and Norma Ebisu, brothers Uichi and Harold M., five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers or gifts.

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Richard Tamotsu Oto

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Aug. 1, 2015
Richard Tamotsu Oto, 86, of Aiea, self-employed and doing business as Oto’s Service Station, and an Army veteran, died in Liliha Health Care Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice T., sons Ricky and Reynold, daughters Jo Ann Espinueva and Terri Hao, brothers Henry M. and Ralph H., sister Helen T. Sako, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Winifred Tomiyo Morimoto

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Aug. 6, 2015
Winifred Tomiyo Morimoto, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Insurance Service Co. secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Gilbert and Robert Ariyoshi, and sister Virginia Inouye. Private services.

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Michael Harvey Lanakila Low

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Aug. 7, 2015
Michael Harvey Lanakila Low, 64, of Kailua, a retired state adult corrections officer and a Navy veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Noelene; sons Stanton G.K. and Victor M.K. Otero, and Ian S.K.L.K. Low; daughters Taina K. Burke and Johna M.K. Low; mother Verna V.; brothers John L. and Griffith M.; sister Gerrianne K. Perreira; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday.

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Michael William Lofgren

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Aug. 21, 2015
Michael William Lofgren, 57, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a commercial truck driver, died in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He was born in Palmer, Alaska. He is survived by wife Velda, daughters Angie Aseltine and Kim Massman, brother Charles, sisters Pam Combs and Linda Bowers, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Elfriede D. Lau

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July 30, 2015
Elfriede D. “Elfie” Lau, 90, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Breslau, Germany. She is survived by husband Thomas; daughters Doris Thompson, Charmaine Ishikawa and Karin McCorriston; sister Elly Schulz; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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Agnes Wai Han Lam

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Aug. 11, 2015
Agnes Wai Han Lam, 69, of Honolulu, retired owner of Lam’s Garden Restaurants in Waikiki, Kahala and Hawaii Kai, and retired cashier at Hilton Hawaiian Village, died. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by husband Charles; daughters Theresa and Charness Lam, Natalie Lam-Wong, and Angela Beard; brother Cheuk Wing Ng; sisters Gemma Lau and Mary Cheung; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Caryn Hinano Koga

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Aug. 12, 2015
Caryn Hinano Koga, 50, of Honolulu, a sales representative, died in Honolulu. She was born in Berkeley, Calif. She is survived by mother Feling “Faye” Sakaino, brothers Keith and Kenneth, sister Sharlene Watanabe, stepbrother Warren Sakaino and stepsisters Laura Hall and Doreen Torres. Private services. Condolences: diamondheadmortuary.net.

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Harry Masayuki Kido

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Aug. 5, 2015
Harry Masayuki Kido, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired Grace Pacific Corp. construction worker and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Helen and daughters Jan R. and Tracy K. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Kevin Abraham Lanihuli Kalili

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Aug. 19, 2015
Kevin Abraham Lanihuli Kalili, 60, of Waianae, a retired auto body and fender repairman, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Valarieann; sons Bradda and Clarence; daughters Makana Oliveira and Kvna Kalili; brothers Anthony, Martin and Curtis; sisters Bernadette Casuga, Rose Chambers and Ramona Kekahuna; and eight grandchildren. No services.

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Richard Osamu Horio

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Aug. 14, 2015
Richard Osamu Horio, 85, of Honolulu, a retired electrician at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 51, submarine division, and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sadako and son Patrick. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to your favorite charities.

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Midori Fukunaga

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Aug. 17, 2015
Midori Fukunaga, 89, of Hilo, an employee at the state Department of Taxation and Hawaii County Police Department, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Glenn, brothers Mori and Yoshi Ogawa, sister Sachi Fukuda, a grandchild and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: homelani memorialpark.com.

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Esther Min Freitas

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Aug. 13, 2015
Esther Min Freitas, 88, of Honolulu died. She was born in Niulii, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Brenda and Robin; brother Francis Domingo; sisters Stella Grace, Virginia Keliipaakaua, Loke Medeiros, Lydia Mitchell and Momi Guigui; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Michael Vincent Ferido

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July 29, 2015
Michael Vincent Ferido, 37, of North Las Vegas died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Victorina G., brothers John and George, and sisters Aurora Morados and Fina Sekerak. Visitation: 5:30 p.m Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Katherine Hideko Asato

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Aug. 13, 2015
Katherine Hideko Asato, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Goodwear Dress Shop sales associate, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Brian and Howard; daughter Nora Lum; brother Patrick Higa; sisters Betty Tomasu, Alice Shiroma, Jane Pollock and Diane Matsuoka; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Matias Arizo

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Aug. 14, 2015
Matias Arizo, 96, of Puhi, Kauai, a Grove Farm carpenter, died at home. He was born in Laoag, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalina “Rose”; sons Darryl, Richard and Norman and Eugenio; daughters Sharon Duque, Lois Silverman, Carla Arizo, Erlinda Mauricio and Leticia Abalos; sister Felicidad Pastor; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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PACIENCIA “MAMA PAT” JOSEF NAZARETH

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PACIENCIA MAMA PAT JOSEF NAZARETH Age 91, of Mililani, HI, passed away July 26, 2015 in Honolulu. Born May 1, 1924 in Marikina, Philippines. Retired from Department of Education with over 30 years of service. An active participant in The Third Order of The Blessed Virgin Mary and St. John Apostle & Evangelist Rosary Prayer Group. She is survived by sons, Albert (Lourdes) Nazareth, Alfred (Wilhelmina) Nazareth; daughter, Mary Ann (James) Chambers; daughter-in-law, Amelita Nazareth; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grand- children. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept 2) at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church (95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani); mass 10:15 a.m. Burial 12:00 noon at Schofield Post Cemetery, Wahiawa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran