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Corazon Pumaras Dela Cruz

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July 17, 2012
Corazon Pumaras Dela Cruz, 57, of Honolulu, a Fiesta Mart cashier, died in Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Syrylle J.; father Bernabe Sr.; brothers Rogelio, Charito, Elnor, Mario and Bernabe Jr.; and sisters Carmelita O’Callaghan, Lorenza Martinez, and Lourdes and Merly Dela Cruz. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist, Kalihi. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

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Alejandro Andres Jr.

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July 21, 2012
Alejandro Andres Jr., 76, of Maui, a Kapalua Bay Hotel kitchen utility retiree, died in Laoag City, Philippines. He was born in Laoag City. He is survived by sons Edwin, Gilbert, Clevin and Garner; daughters Marilyn A. Sioco, Feliza Duque, Carina Taylan and Neric Ines; mother Susana D.C.; brothers Amancio, Lucas and Ernesto Sr.; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary Chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Services:10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

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Leonard Alesna

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July 4, 2012
Leonard Alesna, 52, of Lanikai, a retired city employee and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leslie Chambers-Alesna; parents Larry Sr. and Lucy; brothers Larry Jr. and Michael; and sisters Debbie Morazinni, Frances Spangler, Charlene Alford and Margaret Alesna. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at the family home, 118 Onekea Drive, Lanikai. Casual attire.

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IYO SUGATA RAMOS

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IYO SUGATA RAMOS
Age 85, of Waipahu, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. A homemaker, she was born on March 5, 1927 in Akita, Japan and moved to Hawaii in 1969. Preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Sarmiento Ramos, of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, P.I.; she is survived by her daughter Irlene (Henry) Torres; brother Isao (Eiko) Sugata, sister Keiko Sugata of Japan; and family dog Macy.
Visitation from 9:00am on Tuesday August 14, 2012 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; funeral service 10:00am. Burial will follow at 1:00pm at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Casual/aloha attire.

Gaylord Waipuna Ellis, Sr

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GAYLORD WAIPUNA ELLIS, SR
91 of Kaimuki, a retiree of the Iron Workers Union Local 625,
passed away on June 20, 2012 at Queen’s Medical Center.
Born in in Honolulu, Hawaii. he is survived by – son Gaylord (Butch) Ellis, Jr and daughters Helene (Ala) and Leona Ellis (Kane), hanai brother Michael Ellis, 2 grandchildren, and 6 great grand children.
Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug 18 at Diamond Head Mortuary with prayer service to follow. Burial at 12:45 p.m.

Kwai Fong Choy

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KWAI FONG CHOY
Dr. Kwai Fong Choy passed away peacefully surrounded by those who loved him; his wife, children and siblings on July 17th, 2012 in Honolulu at the age of 81 after a 10 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii on June 17, 1931, the 2nd youngest of nine.
Kwai Fong was most known for being the founder and owner of Kapalama Pet Hospital and later Waipio Pet Clinic. He practiced veterinary medicine from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. Over the years, he worked with and trained dozens of veterinarians, vets-to-be and interacted with thousands of clients. He was very cordial, polite, good-natured, humorous and easy-going in his demeanor and was popular for his caring bedside manner. Kwai Fong gave back to the community by visiting local schools and talking to students about becoming a veterinarian. He was an occasional guest veterinarian on the KHON 2 morning TV kid’s show, “Romper Room” with Miss Robin.
Kwai Fong had many different enjoyments in the later part of his life. Besides spending time with his wife, kids, and later grandkids, he enjoyed playing tennis, ping pong, watching Rainbow Volleyball and Football, professional tennis on TV. He enjoyed traveling with the family on trips to the mainland, internationally, and later cruises to Alaska, Mexico, and the Hawaiian Islands. He loved the holidays, seafood, and was proud of his Chinese heritage.
He is survived by his wife, Constance of 57 years; sons: David (Jo-Ann) Choy, and Douglas (Beth) Choy; daughters: Shari (Guy) Okazaki, Tracy Tycer; grandchildren: Kara and Laura Okazaki, Sarah and Jonathan Tycer, brother: Kwai Tin (Jocelyn) Choy, sister: Lai Yung Kam, many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary-Makai Chapel on Friday, August 17, 2012. Visitation: 9am-11am, Services: 11am-12pm. Burial: 1pm at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire, no flowers please.

Donald Roy Dawson

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DONALD ROY DAWSON
On Saturday, July 21, 2012, Donald Roy Dawson passed peacefully at Imperial Point Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. He was 90 years old.
Don, also known to his grandchildren as “Tutu,” was born August 7, 1921 in Hamilton Ontario, Canada, only child to mother Margaret Hannah O’Connor and father Roy Elgin Dawson.
A child of the Depression Era, Don joined the Canadian Army at 18 and served proudly in the Canadian Intelligence Corp throughout the European Theatre of World War II.
Honorably discharged at 24, Don fast-tracked his 8th grade education and, by the time he was 30, earned his high school diploma, a bachelor’s degree in Political Economics from McMaster University and a master’s degree in Commerce from the University of Toronto.
In 1956, Don married Beadie Leina’ala Kanahele at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu. They had four beautiful children together and lived five decades in Nu’uanu Valley.
In 1967, Don was named Hawai’i’s Small Businessman of the Year by one of his mentors, Governor John A. Burns. Don worked as an advertising and marketing executive and trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce. He established Hawai’i’s first hardwood logging, sawmill and pallet plant operation; a prepaid legal insurance company; and helped launch a successful environmental engineering firm.
Longtime member and lay reader of the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu; member of The Pacific Club for 46 years; lifelong Rotarian and founder of Metropolitan Rotary Club of Honolulu and member of the Rotary Club of John Knox Village in Pompano Beach Florida. Don was proud of his Scottish heritage and wore his clan’s colors proudly on numerous occasions.
He is survived by his former wife of 50 years, Beadie Kanahele Dawson; daughter Victoria Lani Arena; daughter Kathryn Malia Song (husband Alan Song M.D.); daughter Donne Dawson; and son Christopher Dawson; grandson Theron Keahi Arena; grandaughters Kylie Malia Arrell; Leina’ala Song; Alana Kanahele Song; and great grand-daughter Khloe Arrell.
Private services will be held on August 7 which would have been Don’s 91st birthday. Donations in Memory of Don Dawson can be made to “The Desmond Tutu Outreach Fund” c/o The Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813.
“Good Night Sweet Prince; and Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest.”

Jussaswalla, Meheroo

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JUSSAWALLA, MEHEROO
Economist, Prescient Scholar of the Information Age
Meheroo Jussawalla, (1923-2012) was a respected scholar, college professor, university administrator and researcher both in Hyderabad, India and Hononlulu, Hi,at the EWC and UH and at Nizam College, Women’s College, the Osmania University College of Arts and Sciences, Wharton School of Economics, at St. Mary’s College, MD, Hood College, MD, Osaka, University and elsewhere. She had a distinguished career at the East West Center for 35 years publishing and bringing in grants unparalleled. She is survived by a daughter, Feroza Jussawalla and grandson, Hormuzdiyar Henry Dasenbrock. She published 15 books and over 100 articles on what came to be known as “information economics”. In 1998: a “Festschrift,” was published in her honor. In 1995, she was named Emerita Research Fellow in Telecommunications. A founder of the Pacific Telecommunications Council she played a leadership role for nearly 35 years, where she received a distinguished service award and has a prize named after her. She loved Hawaii and was dedicated to the State, her community and civic and religious organizations. Several Hawaii politicians, Senators Daniel Inouye, Mazie Hirono, Akaka, recognized her contributions. A Zoroastrian, she believed in peace and unity of religious beliefs. She was a faithful member of Unity, Diamond Head. A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday August 12, 2012, 4:00 p.m., at Unity Church, Diamond Head Circle where all who knew her are invited to come and share their memories and tributes. Please visit our online guestbook for Meheroo at www.remembertheirstory.com

HILGUND BUCKY

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HILGUND BUCKY
1924 – 2012
Founder “Hildgund at Dawkins Benny Jewelers”
Hildgund Bucky, affectionately known as “Hildy” a long time resident of Honolulu for over six decades, peacefully passed away in her home on July 19, 2012 at the age of 88. Hildgund was born in Ludwigshafen, Germany on July 13, 1924. She started her education in jewelry and design, in Vienna and Mannheim. The art schools were closed until the end of the war, so the only chance of completing her education was to attend the trade school in Kaiserslautern at the Masters of Jewelry. In 1944 she graduated with a degree as a journeyman goldsmith in the midst of air raids.
After the war she worked at the American Red Cross in a resort town where the soldiers had R and R activities including arts and crafts. She had her tools and the family sterling she rescued from her home that was destroyed in the bombings. She used the silver to make rings for the soldiers with their initials and traded a carton of cigarettes for a ring. At that Red Cross she met and fell in love with her first husband, Arthur Joseph Weeks, a handsome Hawaiian soldier. They married on August 28, 1948 and with nerve, courage and some trepidation she started her journey to Hawaii.
Fortunately soon after arriving in Hawaii she was able to get employment at McKinley High School teaching an evening class in arts and crafts and textile painting. Hildgund traveled to Lanai once every two weeks to conduct a three hour class. She also had a home workbench made by her father-in-law and worked for Gump’s until the store closed. Then she found full time employment at Ming’s. At that time Ming’s only worked with ivory and sterling silver. Her boss, Mr. Moon got some pearls, jade and gave her carte blanc to created rings, earrings, and broaches in 14K gold. After seven years she began a fascination with black coral and used it with the pearls and jade in rings and pins.
While still working at Ming’s in 1959 her husband, Arthur, died in a drowning accident at the age of 33 leaving Hildgund with two little girls, Malulani and Laola.
She went to work for Maui Divers and after several years there, she opened a small shop in the Merchandise Mart Building in downtown Honolulu, known as Hildgund of Hawaii with her partner and fellow war bride Edith Park. She married Jack Zukerkorn during this time and had a son, Alan in 1964. She divorced Jack after four years and continued to build her business.
She purchased the Dawkins & Benny Co., established in 1873, in 1969 and renamed it “Hildgund at Dawkins Benny.” They had contracts with Hawaiian Telephone Co., many local businesses and schools for service pins and rings. She also made the Hawaiian bracelets, rings and Hawaiian Coat of Arms jewelry. Her clientele were primarily kamaaina. She had her workbench alongside five other jewelers at the store where she created her one of kind designs. Her specialty was redesigning old jewelry into unique, modern pieces. Customers would come in and explain what they wanted and she would draw it on paper for them. From there she would create her master pieces.
When Hildgund met Carl Bucky in 1977, she asked him to help her expand the company. They were married in 1982. Together they built a business that had five stores and an international reputation. They were partners in love, life and business. Hildgund retired in 1995 and in their semi-retirement they traveled the world many times over looking for Colored Gem. Carl died in 2002. Hildgund at Dawkins Benny is still operating in 6 locations in Hawaii. She continued to live in their apartment with occasional trips to visit her daughters in California and family in Europe.
A loving mother and Omi, she is survived by her daughters Malulani Eccleshall, Laola Simmons, and son Alan Zukerkorn; grandchildren Kalei, Keaka, Samantha and Asher; great grandchildren Kamea, Mahina and Ryder.
Hildgund was a gracious lady who cared deeply for the Hawaiian people, their culture and history. She supported The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace. She first saw the palace after the war while being occupied by the military. It was her dream to see it returned to its original stature.
Her kindness, integrity, courage, and compassion will be remembered by everyone who knew her. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.
Special thanks caregivers Gerhild Daida, Herta McGuire, Sue Gulledge, Nettie Tamale and Kim Rodriguez who provided such loving care to our mother for many years and to Bristol Hospice, Dr. Brett Flynn, Michelle Apana-Sargent, RN, and Mary Jane Miguel, CNA for providing excellent hospice care during the last eight months.
The memorial service and mass will be held on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 North School St. Visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. mass at 11:00 a.m., burial to follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl at 1:00 p.m. Family and friends, please join us at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate Hildgund’s life with a champagne toast at Hildgund Jewelry of Hawaii at the Kahala Resort.
Flowers are welcome or donations can be made to Hildgund’s favorite charities, Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace – Honolulu, The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace and the Alzheimer’s Association – Aloha Chapter.

Dr. Devona Lam Weirich

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In Memory of
DR. DEVONA LAM WEIRICH
Dr. Devona (Didi) Lam Weirich, age 55, of Warsaw, Missouri passed away in her home on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. She was marriaged to Homer Bill Weirich in Columbia Missouri. She is survived by , her parents Fredrick and Marie Lam of Honolulu, Hawaii, her Husband Bill Weirich, step daughter Rachel step son James, and by her brother Guy Lam and his wife Lizika, sisters Connie Clapp and her husband David, and Brenda Lam. Nephews Andy, Sami, Tommy and nieces Jade and Lexie. She is also survived her mother-in-law Marjorie Weirich and by the whole Weirich family.
A memorial service will be held on August 12,2012 at Mid Pacific Country Club, 266 Kaelpulu Drive, Lanikai , from 4 to 6 pm.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Twin Lakes Hospice, 725 E. Ohio, Clinton, Missouri 65355

CHIA-LING CHANG

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CHIA-LING CHANG
July 25, 2012
Chia-Ling Chang, 85 of Honolulu died in Honolulu.
She was born in Shanghai China, one of six children born to Shing-Tze and Kuo Pu Lee Chang. She earned a scholarship to Smith College in Massachusetts, obtained her degree, and went on to complete graduate school at the University of Oxford, England. She returned to the United States to begin her lifelong career as an educator, starting at the University of California Los Angeles Lab School. She later moved to Hawaii to teach at the University of Hawaii Manoa Lab School, and also ran a program on the Waianae Coast for 17 years, teaching Hawaiian children to read and write. In her commitment to helping others advance their education, she supported the Summer Student Research Program and many charitable organizations focused on advancing education and care.
She is survived by her brothers Chia-chin, of Chatsworth, California, and Chia-hsi and Chia-jui, both of Shanghai, China.
Private scattering of ashes. Contributions to keep her good work ongoing can be made to Chia-Ling Chang Endowment Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation.

GEORGE EICHI MIURA

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GEORGE EICHI MIURA
Age 78, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, passed away July 10, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born January 30, 1934 in Waialua, Hawaii. A retired planner with the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Previously worked for Aloha and Lockheed Aircraft Companies. He also served in the U.S. Airforce as a technical instructor.
He is survived by wife, Betty Fusae Miura; son, Shane (Donna) Miura; daughter, Stephanie (Randy) Funakoshi; sister, Sachiko (Kiyoshi) Kato; brother, Masaru (Reiko) Hirano; 5 grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (August 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Mary Taira

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MARY TERUYO TAIRA
84, born a Numazawa, by Territorial records a YAMAMOTO, died June 29. She lived in Wahiawa, Kauai until 1945 after her junior year at Waimea HS. She was like a second mother to her younger siblings. To raise her own 4 children, she worked as a well-respected salesman at Manchester Sterling, then as a realtor.
As a young girl, she won an island-wide song contest by KTOH. Called “Canary” in her home plantation camp, she pursued singing and dance all her life. She was active for decades in ballroom dance, bon dance, shinbuyo, and later, hula. Her voice rang out for decades in the Wesley Methodist choir and from atop the yagura tower of the Honolulu Fukushima Bon Dance Club. Her voice is heard publicly as featured in “Musics of Hawaii.”
Our kind mom had to be strong. Daring even in her 60’s and 70’s, she braved the autumn waves of Sunset, ate sand at Sandy’s, took in the view from Koolau and Waianae summits, and on a jaunt into Haleakala, enjoyed pelting hail and the challenges of the thin atmosphere.
Please send cards of remembrance to Mary T. Taira, 801 Ala Nioi Place, Apt. 1002, Honolulu, HI 96818. They will be displayed on occasions for her spirit to read. “Private” assures privacy. Memorial service (aloha attire) at Hosoi Mortuary is on Sunday, August 12 at 3:00 p.m., visitation from 2:00. See coming obituary.

Toshio Ichinotsubo

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TOSHIO ICHINOTSUBO
Toshio Ichinotsubo, 83, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on July 2, 2012. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. A retired Parts Manager of Shelly Motors, he is survived by his wife Frances; children Ivy Miyasaki (Kent), Lance (Mikki) and Cindy Kishi (Cavin); six grandchildren, two great grandchildren; brothers Roger and Carl Ichino, and sisters Yoshiko Nishihara and Yuriko Sugioka. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 17, 2012, at 12:40 p.m. at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

JEANNE S. YAMAGUCHI

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JEANNE S. YAMAGUCHI
Age 80, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away July 7, 2012 in Kaneohe. Born July 7, 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jeanne was a former department manager with the main office of Bank of Hawaii.
She is survived by husband, Toru Yamaguchi; son, Lance (Letty) Segawa; stepson, Eric (Sayoko) Yamaguchi; daughter, Lori (Clyde) Nakata; brother, Claude (Carolyn) Fujita; sister, Nancy Taniguchi; 5 grandchildren.
Private services were held.

EDWIN JUICHI YAGI

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EDWIN JUICHI YAGI
Age 75, of Honolulu, passed away July 17, 2012 at Kuakini Medical Center. Born April 6, 1937 in Honolulu.
He is survived by wife, Bessie Yagi; son, Keith (Roanne) Yagi; daughter, Dale (Gary) Holmes; brothers, Raymond Yagi, Glenn Yagi; sisters, Evelyn Masuda, Beatrice Iwamoto, Janice Desha, Sharon Go; 1 granddaughter.
Private Services were held

Scott Lee Williams

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July 19, 2012
Norene Fumiko Williams, 64, and husband Scott Lee Williams, 65, both of Mililani, died. She was a retired teacher from the Twin Falls (Idaho) School District and died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. He was a retired psychologist in Idaho and died in Honolulu. He was born in McCook, Neb. They are survived by sons Tracy and Travis, and two grandchildren. She is also survived by mother Yayeko Nonaka, brother Howard Nonaka and sister Elaine Mahoney. He is also survived by father Ronald and brother Terry. Private services.

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Norene Fumiko Williams

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July 18, 2012
Norene Fumiko Williams, 64, and husband Scott Lee Williams, 65, both of Mililani, died. She was a retired teacher from the Twin Falls (Idaho) School District and died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. He was a retired psychologist in Idaho and died in Honolulu. He was born in McCook, Neb. They are survived by sons Tracy and Travis, and two grandchildren. She is also survived by mother Yayeko Nonaka, brother Howard Nonaka and sister Elaine Mahoney. He is also survived by father Ronald and brother Terry. Private services.

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Gunter Von Hamm

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July 2, 2012
Gunter Von Hamm, 87, of Honolulu, owner of G. Von Hamm Textiles Inc., will be remembered in services Thursday at Central Union Church. He was born in Bremen, Germany. He is survived by wife Ahulani, son David, daughter Laurie and a grandchild. Visitation: 4 p.m. Reception to follow services. Aloha attire.

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Andres Pigao Viernes Sr.

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July 5, 2012
Andres Pigao Viernes Sr., 69, of Ewa Beach, a retired Dole Co. tractor operator, died in Aiea. He was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalina “Lily”; sons Alan and Andres Jr.; daughters Lolita Cuya, Marilyn Villanueva, Analyn Viernes and Marie Romero; brothers Vevincio and Ricardo; sisters Isabel and Marcelina Cortez, Alejandra Visarra, Teresa Alviar and Felisa Respicio; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Biart Gustave Nahakuelua Spencer

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July 20, 2012
Biart Gustave Nahakuelua Spencer, 72, of Honolulu, an Air Force veteran and a warehouse manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Biart G.N. Spencer Jr. and Steven Thomas, brothers Patrick C.H. and Peter M.K., sister Andretta E.K. “Bunnie” Kaahaaina, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery, family plot. Casual attire.

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Marilyn Jean Rente

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July 12, 2012
Marilyn Jean Rente, 74, of Kaneohe, a retired baker at Zippy’s Napoleon’s Bakery, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Henry L.; son Henry L. Jr.; daughters Sharon I. LaFortune and Donna J. Kamei; brother Raymond Medeiros; sisters Shirley Kilborn, Evelyn Pool and Debra Medeiros; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at noon. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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James Florencio Ramos

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July 29, 2012
James Florencio “Kimo” Ramos, 50, of Ewa Beach, a retired Army chief warrant officer and an Aviation Missile Command senior staff technical representative, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jimie R., son James K.R., daughters Dawn Gomez and Shannon K. Ramos, father Pio, sister Noreen Ramos-Harrington and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Hideki Nakamura

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July 28, 2012
Hideki Nakamura, 90, of Honolulu, a retired attorney at King Nakamura & Chun Hoon and an Army veteran, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. He is survived by wife Irene T.O. and son Kurt. Visitation: 3 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Frances Samantha Kvatek

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July 24, 2012
Frances Samantha “Frankie” Kvatek, 26, of Hauula, a Koolau Supercuts hair designer, will be remembered in services 4 p.m. Tuesday at Temple Emanu-El. She was born in Nashville, Tenn. She is survived by son Andrew Anderson, parents David and Portia, and sister Dixie.

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Douglas Hamamoto

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July 22, 2012
Douglas Hamamoto, 88, of Kualapuu, Molokai, a retired Del Monte Corp. welder, died in Wailea, Maui. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Betty H.; daughters Gail Bierbaum, Phyllis Ann Sone, Faye Eum and Karen Arakaki; brother Choko; sister Misao Reyes; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at Lanikeha Recreation Center, Hoolehua, Molokai. Services: 5 p.m. Additional visitation: 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Honolulu. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Candace Francis

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June 10, 2012
Candace Francis, 67, of Honolulu, a USS Arizona Memorial ranger and educator, and a retired Army master sergeant, died in West Point, N.Y. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by son Jordan, daughter Noelani Cox and sisters Michele Aiwohi and Bobbe Fernandez. Services: 9 a.m. Aug. 11 at Ala Moana Beach Park, picnic site 4. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to New Hope Oahu Prison Ministry.

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Bibiana Agonoy Campos

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July 21, 2012
Bibiana Agonoy “Bibing” Campos, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery fruit packer, died in Honolulu. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Teofilo “Pilo,” son Geronimo “Gerry,” daughters Herminia “Hermie” Querido and Ernestina “Tina” Bucasas, brother Flor Agonoy, sisters Ines Albano and Salome Manibog, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Kalihi. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Encarnacion G. Badua

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July 22, 2012
Encarnacion G. Badua, 83, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Bacnotan, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by son Inocencio Jr.; daughters Rose B. Blalock, Rebecca Santarina and Minda Gapasin; sisters Consing and Mary Gapasin; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Suzanne M. Akaka

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July 1, 2012
Suzanne M. Akaka, 75, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in California. She is survived by sons Kahoa, Kaipo and Kalani; daughter Maialoha Gonzalez; hanai daughter Gay Ramaila; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Hook Chu Cemetery, 2209 Pahoa Road, Honolulu. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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