Rebecca Jane Yara

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July 11, 2016
Rebecca Jane Yara, 69, of Aiea, a retired mortgage officer and vice president at Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Rebecca Luke; mother Florence Kinimaka; brothers Hartwell, Jerry, David and Matthew Kinimaka, and Kinia Larose; sisters Catherine Kanehiro and Dickie Kinimaka; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. July 28 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire.

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Helen Yoshie Watanabe

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July 5, 2016
Helen Yoshie Watanabe, 93, of Pearl City, a retired nurse at Wahiawa General Hospital, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Gail N. and Faye S., four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. July 27 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Patricia K.L. Tsutsui

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July 1, 2016
Patricia K.L. “Pat” Tsutsui, 54, of Honolulu, a retired state judiciary clerk supervisor, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Randy, sons Rayden and Kelsey, daughter Jennifer, mother Janice Chong, brother Steven Chong and sister Annette Ikemori. Visitation: 5 p.m. July 29 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Justina Colobong Tagari

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June 28, 2016
Justina Colobong “Tina” Tagari, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Kamehameha Schools custodian, died in Honolulu. She was born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Regino, son Marciano Sebastian, daughter Freda Siador, stepsons Lorenzo and Wilfredo, stepdaughters Erlinda “Linda” Gonzales and Lourdes Toledo; 28 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. July 28 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. July 29 at the Full Gospel Temple, 2464 N. School St. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: Noon at Valley of the Temples. Condo- lences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Donna Gail Shin

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July 7, 2016
Donna Gail Shin, 64, of Wailuku, a former meat processor for Foodland-Kahului, died at home. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by daughters Leimomi Shin and Charmaine Gabin, father Sam, brothers Clayton and Bradford, and sister Geraldine Villegas. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 30 at Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Cynthia Mae Seibold

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July 9, 2016
Cynthia Mae Seibold, 68, of Syracuse, Utah, a retired nurse aide, died in Syracuse. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Theodore K., son Theodore A.K., daughters Tracey Landa and Tammy Fontanilla- Seibold, and eight grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. July 29 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Casual attire.

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Esther Fusae Nishimura

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June 15, 2016
Esther Fusae Nishimura, 99, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Thomas, Allan and Bert; daughter Jane Higa; brother Ralph Inouye; sister Leatrice Fukushima; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Clarence Alexander Kaopuuokalanikuuleialoha Mortensen

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June 29, 2016
Clarence Alexander Kaopuuokalanikuuleialoha “Junior” Mortensen, 48, of Wailuku, formerly of Kailua-Kona, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Tamara Mortensen and Tianna Delgado; numerous hanai children; brothers John and Michael Knotts; sisters Connie Mortensen and Carla Au Young; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5:30 p.m. July 31 at Ohana Ranch, 2055 Naalae Road, Kula. For directions, call Toni Martin at 298-5864, or sisters Connie at 280-9313 or Carla at 457-5968.

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Thomas Vincent McGravey

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July 10, 2016
Thomas Vincent McGravey, 51, of Aiea, a former employee at the Duty Free Shops in Guam, died in Aiea. He was born in Guam. He is survived by wife Carol; brothers Patrick, Shaun and Raymond; and sisters Theresa Hargrave, Maureen Hanson, Donna Daugharty and Kathleen Hunter. Private services.

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Oscar Ancheta Marcos

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June 30, 2016
Oscar Ancheta Marcos, 67, of Waipahu, a retired state Public Housing Authority building maintenance worker and a Hawaii Building Maintenance employee, died in Pearl City. He was born in Gattaran, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Bernarda B. “Bernie”; son Oscar Jr. “OJ”; daughters Sharon J. and Cheryl M.; mother Encarnacion A.; sisters Zenaida Remigio, Nida Rarican and Lani Abara; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 8:45 a.m. July 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Program: 10:30 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Mardelle Lum

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July 1, 2016
Mardelle “Loy” Lum, 87, of Kaneohe died in Kailua. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Benjamin Sr.; sons Samuel and Benjamin Jr.; brothers Carl “Pat” and Amori “Bucky”; sisters Betty Lou “Kanani” Chan, Charlene “Lot” Reavis, Damiana “Leo” Ho and Wanette “Wanda” Ogata; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Richard Laulusa

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June 18, 2016
Richard Laulusa, 52, of Honolulu died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sherri May; son Chad; daughters Chantel, Chasity and Chazette; brother Randy; sisters Angel and Cherie-Ann Ramos; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. July 28 at Keehi Lagoon Memorial Park. Condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Lawrence Yoshio Kurosawa

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June 10, 2016
Lawrence Yoshio “Larry” Kurosawa, 78, of Aiea, formerly of Molokai, a retired Aiea Intermediate School counselor, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Hoolehua, Maui. He is survived by sisters Kiyono Iwamoto, Alice Brown and Amy Sugihara. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 1 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

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George S. Kimura

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July 16, 2016
George S. Kimura, 81, of Wai- luku, a retired Maui Electric maintenance supervisor, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Judy, son Michael, daughter Denise Villanova, brother James, sisters Mabel Ishizaki and Jean Nojima, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. July 26 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Services: 7 p.m. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Samson James

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July 8, 2016
Samson “Tyrone Alconcel” James, 40, of Las Vegas, a security guard at South Point Hotel and Casino, died in Henderson, Nev. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Tammie “Joei”; parents Mason “Ely” and Adrien “Noe” Alconcel; sons Levi, Noah and Erik; and stepsons Lucas, Jacob, Kyle, Nicolas and Joshua Brown. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 29 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Gladys Setsumi Iinuma

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May 31, 2016
Gladys Setsumi Iinuma, 87, of Aiea, a retired barber for the Navy Exchange-Makalapa Crater, died in Aiea. She was born in Halaula, North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Craig J., sister Betty Watanabe and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. July 29 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

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Clara Leonida Domingo

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July 8, 2016
Clara Leonida Domingo, 77, of Kahului, a retired seamstress, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sisters Monica Domingo and Petra Peros. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 28 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: Noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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John-Michael Kalama’ula’okalani Bigornia

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July 13, 2016
John-Michael Kalama’ula’okalani Bigornia, infant son of John-Thomas B. and Lisa Bigornia, of Kapolei died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brothers Pono Fontes and Jansen Bigornia, and sisters Chloe and Jessica-Ann K. Bigornia and Chelsey N. Fontes. Private services.

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Miyoko Shimizu Bethel

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June 26, 2016
Miyoko Shimizu Bethel, 91, of Honolulu, an artist and teacher of suiboku, Japanese brush painting, in Kyoto, died in Waianae. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by son Paul, daughter Diana, brother Kazuhiko Shimizu, sister Mary K. Kawata, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Randy F.H. Akau

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June 9, 2016
Randy F.H. Akau, 55, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Frances K., brothers Ronnie “Bobo” and Ryan “Hana,” and sisters Raymie “Nani” Camara and Raynelle “Hoku” Ash. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 30 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers, lei welcome. Condolences: diamond headmortuary.net.

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Jose M. Agbayani

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July 1, 2016
Jose M. Agbayani, 82, of Kahului, a retired Maui Land and Pineapple laboratory technician, died at home. He was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Cyrilla; sons Alberto, George and Edgar Agbayani, and Pablo Balboa and Robert Seatriz; daughters Remy Collado, Ginalyn Yadao and Julia Apolo; brothers Mariano, Aurelio and Victor; sister Rosalina Enrique; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. July 29 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. July 30 at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Francis Lee Topliff

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July 3, 2016
Francis Lee Topliff, 89, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired ordained pastor for the Church of the Nazarene who served in the Hilo, Paradise Park and Molokai churches, and a Navy seaman first class (Sea Bees) who served in World War II, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Jewell, Kan. He is survived by wife Dixie L., son Leslie, daughter Wrayanna Mann, brother Guy, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. July 26 at the Paradise Park Church of Nazarene Connection Point, Keaau. Services: 5:30 p.m. Urn committal: Noon July 27 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Flowers/lei welcome.

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Hugo Paul Schildhauer

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July 16, 2016
Hugo Paul Schild- hauer, 89, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and an electrical engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Brooklyn. He is survived by son Mark, daughter Junko S. Davis, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Waikiki Community Center at 923-1802 or waikikicommunitycenter.org. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Vincent Warner Roach

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June 25, 2016
Vincent Warner Roach, 50, of Ewa Beach, a manager for General Dynamics, LVCG Branch at MTC HI and a retired Army major, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in East Liverpool, Ohio. He is survived by wife Vanessa C., sons Vincent W. Jr. and Sean M., mother Lillian, brother Patrick and sister Dawn Hammod. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. July 29 at Valley of the Temples. Serv- ices: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Clarence Hitoshi Ohta

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Feb. 29, 2016
Clarence Hitoshi Ohta, 91, of Peoria, Ariz., formerly of Honolulu and Waipahu, a retiree of the Navy Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor and an Army veteran who served with the 11th Airborne Division during World War II as a paratrooper, died in Sun City, Ariz. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Russell, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Harold Kamaoli Lewis III

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July 8, 2016
Harold Kamaoli “Sonny” Lewis III, 67, of Honolulu, an entrepreneur and Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Keith K. and James W., daughter Kristy K., sister Carol M. Edwards, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. July 30 at St. Augustine Church by-the-Sea. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Aug. 2 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences: oahu mortuary.com.

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Charles Herbert Hatcher

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June 22, 2016
Charles Herbert “Chuck” Hatcher, 77, of Waianae, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant who served in the Vietnam War and a professional musician, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Murray, Ky. He is survived by wife Sauimoana “Moana”; sons Chucky, Ralph, Charles Jr., Merlyn, David-Dennis and David-Ray; daughters Barbara, Senara and Faith Hatcher, and Christina Hatcher-Watkins; brothers Ralph and David; sisters Doris Manning and Carol Smith; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. July 29 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial with full military honors: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kane- ohe. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Dominador Saguiped Gallano

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June 24, 2016
Dominador Saguiped Gallano, 81, of Waipahu, a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War and a Bronze Star recipient, died in Honolulu. He was born in Balayang, Victoria, Tarlac, Philippines. He is survived by wife Francisca G., sons Edgar and Edwin, daughters Eleanor Cullen and Evangeline Casinas, brother Apolinario, sisters Terisita Rigor and Paula Ganotici, and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. July 27 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. July 28 at the chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Andrew “Andy” Song

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$nameANDREW "ANDY" SONG October 4, 1927 to July 7, 2016 Andrew Sung Mahn Song died on July 7th at age 88. He was predeceased by his wife, Ella Song, who died in 2004. Andy is survived by his three children, Dr. Alan Song (Malia) of Maui, Andrea Song Gelber (Stephen), and Cathy Song Davenport (Douglas) of Honolulu. Andy is also survived by seven beloved grandchildren, Dr. Joshua Davenport (Michelle) of San Francisco, Dr. Katherine Gelber of Los Angeles, Rachel Davenport Taylor (Ian) of Kailua, Samuel Davenport of Honolulu, Emily Gelber of Washington, D.C., Leina'ala Song & Alana Song of Honolulu as well as one great grandchild, Sophia Duong Davenport of San Francisco. Andy is also survived by sisters Evelyn Lee, Dr. Ellen Kang, Jessica Gelber, and their families. Andy was born in Wahiawa to Suk Soon and Bok Pil Song and was a graduate of Leilehua High School. He attended The Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, OK, where he and Ella were married in 1949. He continued his aeronautical training in Miami, FL, eventually becoming a flight instructor as he waited to get hired by a big commercial airline. He watched as his own students were recruited while he was told that, as an Asian American, he would never be hired as a pilot by a major airline, because passengers would be uncomfortable seeing an "Oriental" in the cockpit. Ever the optimist, Andy continued to pursue his passion for flying, piloting commercial cargo planes on routes between Miami, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Newark, before finally returning home to Hawaii when Trans-Pacific Airlines began hiring pilots for what was to become Aloha Airlines. He was one of the first commercial airline pilots of Asian ancestry in the U.S., flying for Aloha Airlines for 25 years. At Aloha Airlines, Captain Song became a senior check pilot and helped to usher in the transition from prop planes to jets, ferrying the new British Aircraft Corporation jets from England as well as delivering the older fleet to Aeropesca Airlines in Bogota, Colombia. He was a great storyteller and enthralled his family with many stories of his flight adventures, including one harrowing tale of flying over the Bermuda Triangle. After retiring, Andy and Ella continued to travel the globe, making life-long friends wherever they went. He bought a coffee farm in Costa Rica, and lived for a time as a "Tico." He loved New Zealand, settling in Christchurch and Paihia at the Bay of Isles, and lived for a time as a "Kiwi." Later in life, he traveled many times to Vietnam with different members of his family, loving the people there, shaking his head and saying he just couldn't understand how America could have become involved in a war with such kind and beautiful people. He was happy the day Barack Obama was elected President, thinking how far America had come since the days when he lived in Tulsa where he had experienced institutionalized segregation. He was an ardent proponent of racial equality and helped to instill that view in his children and grandchildren. As he got older and could no longer travel around the globe by airplane, he became very fond of riding TheBus, circling his beloved Island of Oahu, invariably saying to whomever of his family was able to accompany him that day that, although he had traveled the World, there was no place like Hawaii. Andy was devoted to his wife, children, and grandchildren, and was lovingly called "the General" by his family and friends in recognition of his key role in the Song family. Whenever a member of the family or a friend was in need, Andy was there to offer help. He was loved and will be missed by many. Andy was blessed to die peacefully surrounded by all of his children, their spouses, and all seven of his grandchildren. His last words to his family were, "I wish all of you all of the love in the World." Private services. Donations can be made in his memory to Earthjustice, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, 850 Richards Street, Suite 400, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

MICHIE FUKUDA

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MICHIE FUKUDA Age 93, of Pearl City, HI, passed away June 23, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born September 12, 1922 in Ewa, HI. A member of the Pearl City Hongwanji, Fujinkai. She is survived by son, Walter A. Fukuda; daughter, Mitzie M. Fukuda; brother, Itsumu Masuda; sisters, Nora Fukuyama, Helen Yonashiro; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Friday (July 29) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:30 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers please.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran