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Turk Tetsuo Tokita: 1920-2014

Posted On June 9th, 2014 -

By Derrick DePledge

20140609_b4mugTurk Tetsuo Tokita, who earned two Purple Hearts fighting for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II and became a trusted political ally on Kauai to four Demo­cratic governors, died Saturday in Lihue. He was 94.

Shy before the war, Tokita was among the young Japa­nese-Americans who returned to the islands from the battlefield with the confidence and drive to transform Hawaii politics.

After the Democratic takeover of the Territorial Legislature in 1954 and statehood in 1959, Tokita became a political protege of John Burns, leading the Demo­crat’s campaigns for governor on Kauai. He would do the same for Govs. George Ari­yo­shi, John Wai-hee and Ben Caye­tano, evolving into the patriarch of Demo­cratic politics on the Garden Island.

“Before the war I was an introvert,” Tokita told author Pamela Varma Brown in 2011. “Because of politics I became an extrovert. My life really changed. I helped with statehood and became involved in all kinds of things.”

Ariyoshi described Tokita as a man who fought for his country and fought to make his state a better place.
“It’s not just political,” Ari­yo­shi said Sunday. “Turk turned out to be a very dear personal friend of mine.”

Cayetano remembered that Tokita was a reluctant supporter during his first campaign for governor in 1994 but wholeheartedly helped him in 1998. At the time, Tokita grumbled to Richard Borreca, then a reporter for the Hono­lulu Star-Bulletin, that the party had deteriorated and that young people had forgotten the party’s roots.

“It must be because we are fat cats,” he said. “It is because we aren’t the have-nots.”

Tokita accurately predicted that the 1998 campaign for governor would be the party’s toughest. Caye­­tano would edge Linda Lingle, a Republican who went on to win in 2002 and 2006.

“They don’t make them like him anymore,” Caye­tano said Sunday.

Tokita was a longtime administrative assistant to the Kauai Board of Supervisors and the Kauai County Council. He also worked as a land-use consultant and on a task force to promote economic opportunity.

Congress recognized the Japa­nese-Americans who served in the 100th Battalion, the 442nd and the Military Intelligence Service at a ceremony in Washington in 2011, 66 years after the war ended.

Tokita proudly attended.

Brown said it was remarkable that Tokita was not bitter about the delay.

“This is what I looked forward to,” he said, “that we would be honored as patriots.”

He is survived by wife Emi; children Lane, Mari and Ken; and five grandchildren.


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6-9 RICHARD LANI LEERICHARD LANI LEE Age 67, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 18, 2014 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born January 31, 1947 in Honolulu, HI. He was the owner of JARTCO, a general contracting business. He is survived by wife, Annette Kaai-Lee; sons: Anthony (Irene Nazareno) Lee, Joshua Lee; daughters, Tracie Ann Lee, Kahealani Kahalewai; 3 grand- children; brothers, John (Gail Kaneshiro) Carbonel, Robert (Claire) Lee, Ronald Yamanouchi; sisters, Ellen (Robert) Miller, Elsie Brown, Loretta (Patrick) Soon, Laura Rodrigues. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (June 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 10:00 a.m. Friday (June 13) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire.


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CLIFFORD KAHOLOKULA Clifford Kaholokula, 81 of Pearl city, Hawaii died on May 16, 2014 at the Pali Momi Medical Center. Born August 9, 1932 in Paia, Hawaii. He retired from the University of Hawaii. Survived by: Wife: Mary Jane Tam Sing Kaholokula; sons: Clifton (Sandra), Anthony Fortney, Jesse Fortney and Christopher DeVito; daughters: Jessica (Carmelo) Santiago-Lopez, Jaylene (Leslie) Norton and Janell (Kelly) Huestis, 10 Grand- children and 4 Great Grand- children; sister: Alma Gordon. Visitation Friday, June 13, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Eulogy at 10:30 a.m. Mass celebrated at 11:15 a.m. Graveside Service 1:30 p.m. at the Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire.

Reverend Dennis David Kahekilimamaoikalanikeha Kamakahi

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6-9 636248 Dennis Kamakahi Pub 6-9-14REVEREND DENNIS DAVID KAHEKILIMAMAO- IKALANIKEHA KAMAKAHI Legendary Hawaiian musician and prolific song writer, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, kahu, kumu, friend and mentor, passed away peacefully at The Queen’s Medical Center on April 28, 2014 at age 61, surrounded by family and close friends, with music by Gabby Pahinui and the Sons of Hawaii in the background. Born to Clara Aweau Ing and Kenneth Franklyn Kamakahi on March 31, 1953 in Honolulu. Survived by: wife, Robin; sons, James and David; daughter, Marlene; granddaughters, Michele and Ariana; mother, Clara Ing St. Clair; brother, Jeffrey. A 1971 graduate of Kamehameha Schools, he received numerous awards and was most proud of being a member of the Sons of Hawaii and the first modern Hawaiian composer to have his six-string guitar accepted into the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in 2013. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools: visitation 8:30am; service 10:00am. No flowers please. A Celebration of Dennis’ Life will follow at the Great Lawn of the Bishop Museum; entry at 12 noon; pule and food served at 12:30pm. More information will be made available, including parking details, at


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BEVERLY ANN KALEI FUJIMOTO Age 59, of Haleiwa, HI, passed away April 28, 2014 in Honolulu. Born October 2, 1954 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by sons, Kalani Kaikaka, Tyler (Christina) Fujimoto; daughter, Melanie (Thomas) Nistal; mother, Carolee “Momi” Walker; brother, John Bell; sisters, Lena (Patrick) Lovell, Marty Lake; 6 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday (June 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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THOMAS TSUTOMU OTANI Age 84, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 10, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born September 14, 1929 in Koloa, Kauai, HI. He is survived by wife, Shirley E. Otani; sons, Troy Otani, Shawn Otani; daughter, Tammy H. (Todd) Kaetsu; brothers, Toshihiro Otani, Jon Otani; sister, Sandra Ichiyama; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (June 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


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THERESA MAY LEANIO Age 62, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away April 19, 2014 in Las Vegas. Born May 22, 1951 in Waipahu, HI. She is survived by sons, Reese E. (Brenda) Idica, Ryen A. (Claudia Outiveros) Idica; daughters, Reylene J. Idica, Rochelle Ito, Roxanne Leanio, Rena Leanio; brother, Thomas D. Arsisto; sisters, Valerie (Wendal) Marcello, Melissa Arsisto; 10 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (June 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.


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BETTY KAZUE MAGLASANG Age 79, of Honolulu, passed away May 13, 2014 at Manoa Cottage. Born February 13, 1935 in Honolulu. A retired Clerk of the WIC Program (Women Infants Children Program) for the State of Hawaii. She is survived by sons, Kevin Maglasang, Glenn (Cindy) Maglasang, Colin (Brenda) Maglasang; sisters, Miriam Fuchigami, Catherine (Albert) Hamada; 2 Grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Saturday 6/14 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.


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ALAN YOSHIO NAKATSUKA Age 54, of Sacramento, California, passed away May 15, 2014 in Sacramento, California. Born June 27, 1959 in Honolulu. A Civil Engineer for the City & County of California. He is survived by wife, Cindy M. Nakatsuka; daughters, Amy Y. Nakatsuka, Beth Y. Nakatsuka; mother, Gertrude N. Ogawa; brother, Gary (Gaylyn) Nakatsuka; sisters, Patrice (Jim) Peacock, Marsha Powers. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday 6/14 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Memorial Service 6:00 p.m.


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6-8 MARIANNA L. KLIMENKO newKLIMENKO, MARIANNA L. Klimenko, Marianna L. (nee. Lanz) Age 82, of Honolulu, passed away June 2, 2014. Preceded in death by sister Elizabeth; and parents Walter and Hannah Lanz. Survived by husband Michael; children Andreas (Raina), Markus (Mary Karen), Anna, and Martha (Jim); grandchildren, Aidan, Ted, Max, Maddie, Maia, Alex, Michael, Simon, Christopher, and Angelina. Born in Basel, Switzerland, Marianna and Michael moved to Honolulu in 1968 and raised their children in Hawaii Kai where she became a familiar figure with her daily walk of the loop. She was the R.N./Director at Lunalilo Home for 15 years, retiring in 1994. Her home for the last 2 years has been Hale Ku’Ike Memory Care Facility. The family will be forever grateful for the love and extraordinary care she received from the entire staff. The family suggests that memorial contributions are made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Gathering and service on Thursday June 12th at 9:30 a.m. at Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Private internment to follow.


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DOROTHY SADAME HIRAYAMA Age 92, of Waialua, HI, passed away April 15, 2014 in Pearl City. Born February 27, 1922 in Wahiawa, HI. She is survived by sons, James H. Hirayama, Paul T. (Juju) Hirayama; daughter, Wendy (Burt) Shimoda; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grand- children. Private services were held.


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6-8 Mildred Asato Kim B&WMILDRED ASATO KIM March 2, 1923 – April 20, 2014 Celebrating the Life of Mildred Asato Kim, 91, who passed away on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was in the loving care of her caregivers Maria, Percy, Gabriel and Rose. She was given the utmost care in her elderly years. She was born on March 2, 1923 in Haiku, Maui to Yeikiyu Asato and Kana Chinen; Mildred was the fourth eldest of nine children. She attended Maui High School, Queen’s Hospital School of Nursing and the University of Hawaii. In 1941, as a probationary student nurse at Queen’s Hospital she would experience the realistic events during World War II. She would achieve her goal and graduate with a diploma from the School of Nursing at Queen’s. By 1947 she became the head nurse and instructor at The Queen’s Medical Center. She earned her bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Hawaii in 1950. She married David Kim in 1954 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Thus began her many years as a working spouse, mother, daughter, sister, mentor and friend. She retired in 1977 as Director of Nursing at the Queen’s Medical Center. She also worked as a consultant for the State Department of Health, and as a Nursing Supervisor at St. Francis Medical Center. Continuing her education, Mildred earned her Master’s Degree in Public Health in 1980. She was a conscientious, dedicated, encouraging, loving and caring person that shared her values to everyone she came to know. Her most important events in her life were her educational experiences in the nursing field and giving back to the community with her many hours of service. She was a member of the Makiki Christian Church & Hawaii Kai United Church of Christ, The Queen’s Auxiliary, and the Queen’s School of Nursing Alumni Association. She loved gardening, traveling and visiting family and friends. She is survived by sons, Rev. Hollis (Sue) Kim, Tracy (Jan) Kim, Jeffrey (Dorian) Kim, sister Ruth Yoshiko Uyechi, seven grand children, one great-grand child, and many nieces and nephews. Her Celebration of life service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday June 16, 2014 at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel 535 18th Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816; Family visitation to begin at 10:00 a.m., Public visitation at 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Private burial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Queen’s Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Ass’n. Online condolence available at


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BETTY Y. TONAKI Age 80, of Mililani, HI, passed away April 30, 2014 in Honolulu. Born April 16, 1934 in Paia, Maui, HI. A retired Kipapa Elementary School teacher. In her active retirement she enjoyed crochet, socializing with friends, excercise classes, baking, crafts, travel and spending time with her family. She is survived by daughters, Laureen Tonaki-Coumas, Corliss Tonaki-Yoshiura, Gayle Tonaki (George Willoughby); brothers, Osamu (Marilyn) Kawakami, Mitsugu (Joyce) Kawakami, Harold (Sally) Kawakami; sister, Joyce Okahara; grandchildren, Melina Coumas, Reyn Yoshiura, Taylor Yoshiura, Maya Yoshiura. Private services and burial were held.

Conchita “Connie” Mehio

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6-8 633153  Conchita Mehio  Pub 6-8-14CONCHITA MEHIO “Connie” (Age 76) born and raised in Hawaii passed away on Sept 19, 2013 in Woodbridge, VA. She will be interred with our dad, Douglas Mehio, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific “Punchbowl” on Fri June 27, 2014 11:30 AM. Contact or 703-801-3348.


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6-8 LILYA HIRATALILY TSURU HIRATA Age 92, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away May 25, 2014 in Honolulu. Born on July 14, 1921 in Palo Alto, California, she was a retired Registered Nurse with the State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Mental Health Division. She is survived by husband, Mamoru; daughters, Ann Cowels, Donna (Bill Bigay) Hirata; son, Guy (Jodie) Hirata; sister, Rose Kimura from Palo Alto, California; grandchildren, Johnathan (Krystal) Hirata, Nicole Hirata, Kevin Cowels, Matthew Cowels and Guysen Hirata; and one great-grand- daughter, Kiare Nako. Visitation 3:00 p.m. on Sunday (June 15) at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire. Private inurnment.


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JEANETTE S. MARTIN With heart felt sadness, we announce the passing of Jeanette S. Martin on Monday, May 12, 2014. She was the devoted loving wife of John Martin for 55 years. Jeanette is survived by her husband John, daughter Freida Wall (Gerry), sons Jack (Darlene), Jeffrey (Shanon), Jarett (Sharon) and Jason (Milly) and a sister Cathe Wong. She is also survived by seven grand- children and one great- grandchild. An accomplished baker, over the years, many of her creations graced a variety of weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and graduation parties. Jeanette displayed an enormous passion for life, which was exceeded only by her love of family and friends. Jeannette leaves behind a close and loving family and many lifelong friends who mourn her passing but will continue to celebrate her loving spirit. A memorial service will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm with the service beginning at 6:00 p.m. Aloha attire. Family asks that flowers be omitted. Inurnment will be on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Edward Gum Hung Au

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6-8 635956  Edward Au  Pub 6-8-14[1]EDWARD GUM HUNG AU On May 10, 2014 we lost our beloved father, Edward Gum Hung Au, at the age of 90. He was a family man, a businessman, a community servant, a proud veteran and a world traveler. Like his father who served in WW I, he was called to military duty with the onset of World War II and served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Shop 17 as a sheet metal worker. After the war, he began a career as a plumber and sheet metal worker. Twenty years later, he had his own business, Au’s Plumbing & Metal Work, Inc. (now Alaka’i Mechanical Corporation), a mechanical contracting firm that had 600+ employees throughout the State of Hawaii and Guam. Under his leadership as the President and Chairman of the Board, Au’s Plumbing helped build some of the most prominent buildings that exist today in Hawaii. He was appointed by then Governor John Waihee to the Contractors License Board for two terms. His understanding of the difficult life immigrants faced in America led him to participate in many Chinese organizations. He became the President of the United Chinese Society, 1989; President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, 1987-1988; Director, Palolo Chinese Home; Director, Mun Lun School and a member of the See Dai Doo Society. His achievements in helping the community and raising his children to be upstanding citizens, earned him the Chinese Model Father of the Year award in 1994. After retiring in 1990, Edward and Audrey traveled the world, cherished caring for their grandchildren and enjoyed entertaining friends. He was also Uncle Eddie to over forty nieces and nephews and loved them all! He is survived by the love of his life, wife Audrey, his children Alvin (Diane), Baldwin (Florence), Carolyn Sur (Kenneth), Derwin (Miwa), Evelyn Hee (Wilfred), Faye-Lynn Solidum (Ray), 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life is scheduled for Friday, June 13th at the Nuuanu Memorial Mortuary. Visitation 10:00 a.m., Services 11:30 a.m. & Burial 1:30 p.m. at Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.


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DOUGLAS S. KINCAID 48, Mililani, a driver for Above & Beyond, died May 12, 2014. He was predeceased by his mother, Marjorie Kincaid. He is survived by his father and stepmother, James and Mary Ann Kincaid, Virginia Beach, VA, brother Bruce Kincaid, stepbrother Paul McGrath, and stepsisters Ann Cazares and Kate Beadle. Additionally, Doug is survived by aunts Rita Wilkus and Delores Schoenberger and uncles Bernard, David, Paul, Ben and Joe Kincaid. Memorial service to be held Saturday, June 21, 6 p.m., Waimea Beach Park.

Douglas Tati Stevenson

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6-8 DOUGLAS TATI STEVENSONDOUGLAS TATI STEVENSON Douglas Tati Stevenson, 80, of Portland, Oregon, lost his battle with lung cancer on May 16, 2014. With his wife, Susan at his side, he passed peacefully. Doug always possessed a positive attitude and his love and humor through these difficult times was a refection of the kind and strong man he was in life as well as at the time of his death. Doug was born on May 3, 1934 in Papeete, Tahiti. In 1940, with his brother Thomas Pomare Stevenson, he moved from Tahiti to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, he attended Harvard Military Academy where he was a star swimmer. Doug served in the Air Force from 1953-1955. He attended Princeton University for one year, and ultimately graduated from UCLA in 1958 with a BA in Political Science. Doug moved to Hawaii in 1961 with Prudential Insurance. After many years with Prudential, he joined Hawaiian Trust Company in 1979 and finished his career in 1999 with Bank of Hawaii. After retiring, Doug and Susan decided to spend their retirement years in Portland, Oregon. Doug is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Susan Stevenson. He also leaves behind three daughters, Katherine Wirth of Boulder, CO, Elizabeth Stevenson of Los Angeles, CA, and Margaret Suguitan of Los Angeles, CA; three step-children, David Seth of Honolulu, HI, Barry Seth of Portland, OR, and Leslie Niebuhr of Kailua, HI. Doug also had nine grandchildren. He was blessed by the myriad of friends and family who loved and admired him throughout his life. A celebration of Doug’s life will be held on Sunday, June 22 at Murphy’s Bar and Grill (2 Merchant Street, Honolulu) from 12-4pm. The family looks forward to remembering and sharing the life of a very special person. In memory of Doug’s life, memorial donations may be made to the Hawaiian Humane Society.


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6-8 ROLAND KERSTING b&wROLAND W. KERSTING Age 85, passed away May 29, 2014. Born Nov. 8, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. 1st Lt., Air Force, Korean War. Retired Federal Aviation Agency, Diamond Head Center. He is survived by wife Mardi; daughters, Diane, Debi, Denise; sons, Kevin, Keith, Ken; grandchildren, Elena, Alexandra, Elizabeth, Joshua; great-grandson, Shazad. Celebration of Life, Saturday (June 14), Star of the Sea Church; Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Service 11:00 a.m. Entombment, Diamond Head Memorial Park, Private. Prayers, No flowers. Casual attire.


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6-7 LAURETA PESQUIRALAURETA SANCHEZ PESQUIRA Born December 11, 1924, Kapaa, Hawaii. Passed Away on May 17, 2014 at the age of 89 at Anchorage, Alaska. She is predeceased by her husband: Primitivo C. Pesquira; her son, Wayne She will be dearly missed by Sons: Gerald (Yen) Pesquira, Robert (Lani) Pesquira, Allan Pesquira and David (Zeny) Pesquira; Daughters: Priscilla Van Zyle, Charlene Tyson, Corinne (Earl) Perez and Kathleen Pesquira; Brothers: Richard Ponce; Alejandro (Carmen) Omega; Sisters: Mary Albao; Betty (Frank) Fernandez, Modestina (Mac) Harrod, Valentina Omega, Eleanor Kinoshita, Rosemary (Dave) Harrison; Numerous Grand, Great and Great-great Grand- children. Christian mass will be held at Star of the Sea; Kahala, Hawaii, followed by burial service at Diamond Head Memorial Park on June 10, 2014. Viewing will be from 9:15 to 11:15 am followed by Mass.


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6-7 JOSE BARSANA, JR.JOSE PEPING GARILLO BARSANA, JR Age 67, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away peacefully amongst his family on June 1, 2014 in Honolulu. He was born November 19, 1946 to Jose and Fausta (Garillo) Barsana, in Basco, Batanes, Philippines. He retired in 2009 after 26 years of service as an armored car driver with Security Armored Car. He is survived by wife, Lilian C. Barsana; son Jake-Travis C. Barsana; daughter Dawn (Michael) Szewczyk; brothers, Roland (Maria Linda) Barsana, James (Marilyn) Barsana; sisters, Lilia (Rodrigo) Flores, Jean (Godofredo-deceased) Panganiban, Nenita (Ed) Crain, Perla (Carlos) Manlapaz, and Delia (Alejandro A Jr) Baello; grandsons Kainalu Szewczyk and La’akea Szewczyk. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation 9:00 a.m., eulogy 10:00 a.m. and mass at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday (Jun. 11) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (1403 California Ave., Wahiawa). Burial 11:00 am Saturday (Jun. 14) at Mililani Memorial Park, Section BB. Online condolences available at Casual Attire. Flowers welcome.


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TERUJI NAKASONO Age 86, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 5, 2014 in Waipahu, HI. Born July 24, 1927 in Ewa, Oahu. He is survived by brothers, George Nakasono, Thomas Nakasono; sister, Mildred Ito. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Casual Attire.


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ZUILA POLICARPO PASAY Age 86, of Honolulu, passed away May 14, 2014 at Pali Momi Medical Center. Born June 12, 1927 in Honolulu. A Member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Liliha and an Active member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Samal Bataan, Philippines. She is survived by brother, Edward (Trinidad) Eleola. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday 6/12 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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6-7 BETTY T. KAMISUGIBETTY T. KAMISUGI Age 96, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away April 19, 2014 in Pearl City, HI. Born February 10, 1918 in Honolulu, HI. She was formerly employed by the Navy Exchange; also a member of the Wahiawa Ryusenji Soto Mission and the Rainbow Senior Citizens Club. She is survived by son, David Kamisugi; daughters, Janet (Randolph) Kimura, Karen (Richard) Imamoto; brother, Henry S. (Doris) Ishida; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grand- children. Private services were held.


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PATRICK C. LEE Age 58, of Honolulu, HI, passed away May 28, 2014 in Honolulu. Born September 18, 1955 in Honolulu, HI. Worked at Tori Richards, Ala Moana, as an assistant store manager. He is survived by mother, Mary Lee; brother, John Lee; sisters, Carol (Kevin) Hines, Mahealani Lyons. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 11) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.


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MICHAEL PASTOR MIKE SOYEI KANESHIRO Age 87, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away May 7, 2014 in Wahiawa, HI. Born January 21, 1927 in Koolau, Kauai. He was a retired missionary and japanese pastor at Calvary Independent Church. He is survived by son, James (Elaine) Kaneshiro; daughters, Merle (Bruce) Jones, Lynne Kaneshiro, Annie Kaneshiro; 4 grandchildren, Erin, Leanne, Colin, Lani. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 10) at Calvary Independent Church (1375 California Ave., Wahiawa) Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. No flowers, please.

Felisa Jean “Jeannie” Comilang

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6-6-635802--Felisa-Comilang--Pub-060614IN LOVING MEMORY OF FELISA JEAN JEANNIE COMILANG (May 3, 1940 – June 6,2013) We continue to miss you. We will always miss you and we will always love you. You are Forever in our Hearts. Until we meet again. – Husband Sim and daughter Frances “Franny”

Alvin Ralph Patterson

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ALVIN RALPH PATTERSON Known to his family and friends as Pat, grew up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. During World War II he joined the Coast Guard and trained at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. He was assigned to a Naval station on the island of Oahu where he served until the end of the war. He returned to Oshkosh, attended college and taught nat Webster Stanley Jr. High School in the early 1950″s. Pat made a number of friends while in Hawaii and he eventually moved to the Big Island of Hawaii and taught school there for several years before transferring to Campbell High School in Ewa Beach on the island of Oahu. He continued at Campbell teaching science then ended his career as the school registrar in the 70″s. He continued to live in Ewa Beach until the early 80’s when he moved back to Oshkosh. After several years there, he finally moved to Bradenton, Florida. Here he found a home for the rest of his days. He was an altar server, at St. Frances Cabrini Church in Parrish, Fl. Pat loved his garden and all his birds. He had so many friends with whom he socialized that there just wasn’t enough hours in the day. A Memorial Mass celebrating Pat’s life will be said on Thursday, June 5 at 10:00 a.m.

Hattie Kam-Lin Chun Suan

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HATTIE KAM-LIN CHUN SUAN Age 83, of Haleiwa, died May 21, 2014 in Nathan Adelson Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born in Haleiwa, and well known to her ohana, friends & the community as “Aunty Hattie”. She is survived by sons Wesley (Judy), Dereck (Tuwe), Garrick “Bugsy”, Kevin (Teresa), Terrence “Budda”, Eldon, daughter Lovelyn Lehua (Kalei) Gilkey, hanai daughter Jeana Suan, sister Mary (George) Yamasaki, 11 Grandchildren , 3 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews. Visitation: 9am Thursday, June 12 at Liliuokalani Protestant Church 66-090 Kamehameha Hwy. Haleiwa. Services:10:30a Burial:12:00p Luncheon to follow. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

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