Barbara Evelyn Wright

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June 23, 2016
Barbara Evelyn Wright, 90, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, formerly of Missoula, Mont., a doctor of microbiology, biochemistry and immunology, died in Regency at Hualalai. She also was a postdoctorate fellow at the Carlsberg Laboratory in Copenhagen, Denmark; a researcher for the National Institutes of Health, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Montana; and a pioneer in sports kayaking. She was born in Pasadena, Calif. She is survived by daughters Sonja and Nina Kalckar. Services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Audubon Society.

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Will Swank

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June 17, 2016
Will Swank, 72, of Ohio, an airline and helicopter tour pilot in Hawaii, an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War and recipient of the Air Medal and two Bronze Stars, died in Charleston, S.C. He was born in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. He is survived by wife Donna Frost-Swank; son Colby; daughters Adria Swank and Jennifer Hammock; sisters Sandra Deane, Connie Roberts, Joann Evans, Dee Mendenhall, Judy Kerr and Debie Watkins; brother Roger; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Services held in Mechanicsburg. Burial to follow in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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Frances Aiko Souza

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June 20, 2016
Frances Aiko Souza, 97, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, director and clinic nurse at Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center Dispensary and night supervisor and surgical nurse at St. Francis Hospital, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Arthur F. Jr., daughters Jill J. Zodrow and Robyn J. Cole, sisters Thelma Oliver and Ann Boteilho, and eight grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorial parkmortuary.com.

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Mario Palabrica Jr.

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June 19, 2016
Mario “Pal” Palabrica Jr., 80, of Honolulu, a retiree of the Army and the U.S. Postal Service Pearl City post office, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley; sons Mario T. III, Paul M., Mark K. and Joel M.; daughters Marcella S. Valdez, Antoinette J. Paith and Melissa D. Warren; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. July 3 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. No flowers.

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Chiyo Nakamoto

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June 14, 2016
Chiyo Nakamoto, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Polynesian Casuals seamstress, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Roy. H. and Ricky M., daughters Joyce C. Okubo and Kathleen Y. Inouye, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Kiyoko T. Murashige

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May 29, 2016
Kiyoko T. Murashige, 95, of Lihue, a retired secretary for the American Lung Association’s Kauai office, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. She was born in Kealia, Kauai. She is survived by sons Calvin, Dwight and Glenn; brother Daniel Takata; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Ellen Sachiko Muraoka

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June 15, 2016
Ellen Sachiko Muraoka, 91, of Honolulu, a retired McInerney accounting clerk, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Miles Y., daughter Leila R. Gregory-Browne, sister Yasuko “Ann” Sumida and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. July 8 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Flordelino Asuncion Miguel

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June 24, 2016
Flordelino Asuncion Miguel, 90, of Hilo, a retired division head of assessing and appraisal for the state Department of Taxation, a Hawaii Army National Guard retiree and an Army veteran who served in the 1st Filipino Infantry Regiment during World War II, died in Hilo. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Felipa; daughters Marie and Sister Patricia Miguel, Eileen Durham and Doreen Uhlmann; sons Robert, Mario and Matthew; sister Jo Segovia; brother Roger Grande; two half sisters; a half brother; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. July 6 at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. July 7 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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Paul Gillespie Jensen

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June 20, 2016
Paul Gillespie Jensen, 73, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Realtor at Clark Realty, and employee of Printed Circuits International and Optical Coating Laboratories, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Oakland, Calif. He is survived by wife Kathleen, stepson Brian M., sister Barbara Capra and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. July 16 at Kona by the Sea.

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FeAntonia Fabian Flores

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June 26, 2016
FeAntonia Fabian Flores, 81, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired housekeeper for Coco Palms Resort, Kauai Surf Hotel and Kauai Marriott Resort, died at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Jerry, daughters Geraldine Miguel and Connie Vila, brother Herman Fabian, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. July 14 at St. Catherine Church, Kapaa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

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Daisy Yet Moon Ching

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June 27, 2016
Daisy Yet Moon “Moonie” Ching, 86, of Honolulu, a retired escrow manager and Realtor, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Walter C.W.; sons Anthony and Lorrin; daughters Donna Dang and Wanda Sanchez; sisters Pearl Ma, Amy Pang and Betty Young; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. July 7 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Visitation: noon at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m. Casual attire.

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Mark Robert Burlingame

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June 24, 2016
Mark Robert Burlingame, 59, of Honolulu, an Air Force veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Smyrna, Tenn. He is survived by brothers William G. Jr. “Burl,” David L. and Dirk L. No services. Donations suggested to the Institute for Human Services or DAV Disabled American Veterans.

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Tsutomu Agena

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May 12, 2016
Tsutomu Agena, 88, of Honolulu, a retiree of HC&D and an Ameron heavy-duty mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Mitsue “Mitsi”; sons Delbert, Kevin and Dwayne; brothers Susumu and Larry; sisters Aki Oshiro, Alice Fukumoto and Lily Higashi; and seven grandchildren. Private services. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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JEROME “JERRY” YOZA

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JEROME JERRY YOZA Age 64 of Aiea, passed away June 26, 2016. Born in Honolulu. Survived by companion, Leslie Nakagawa; sons, Jeremy (Shelley) Yoza, Adam (Ayano) Yoza; daughter, Sabrina (Benjamin) Yoza; two grand- children, Auralia, Audelia; brother, Clifton Yoza. Celebration of Life service 4 p.m. Sunday July 3, 2016 at Aiea Bowl.

SAMUEL SHIRO TAKUSHI

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SAMUEL SHIRO TAKUSHI Age 80, of Waipahu, HI, passed away June 1, 2016 in Waipahu, HI. Born July 31, 1935 in Waipahu, HI. Retired United States Army Sergeant First Class who served in Vietnam. He worked at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 64 and the Hawaii State Department of Education. Long- time baseball coach. Enjoyed playing softball, bowling, karaoke, and visiting the "Ninth Island". He is survived by wife, Margarete I. Takushi; sons, Glen I. (Diane) Takushi, Edward T. (Grace) Takushi, Steven M. (Rene) Takushi; brother, Kiyoshi (Matsue) Takushi; sisters, Kimiko Kamisato, Yoshiko Kaneshiro, Lilly Tokuhara; 5 grandchildren; 9 great- grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Wednesday (July 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Committal service 10:30 a.m., Thursday (July 7) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual/ Aloha attire.

EDITH TAEKO NAITO..

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EDITH TAEKO NAITO Age 88, of Honolulu, HI., passed away May 18, 2016 in Honolulu, HI. Born October 6, 1927 in Lihue, Kauai, HI. She is survived by borthers, Raymond Naito, Richard (Danielle) Naito, sisters, May Wiest, Eleanor Yonezawa. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (July 6) at Mililani Downtown Chapel, (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); Celebration of life 10:00 a.m. No Koden (Monetary Offerings) please.

ROBERT HIDENORI IWAI

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$nameROBERT HIDENORI IWAI Robert Hidenori Iwai, (Bob) age 80, of Honolulu, HI passed away June 7, 2016. He was the second son of Harry and Hazel Iwai, born in Aoki Camp in Kakaako on 28 April 1936. Bob had an older and younger brother, Richard and Paul Iwai, who pre-deceased him. He is survived by his wife, Janie, and his younger sister, Sara. He is also survived by nephews and nieces: Michael (Betty) Iwai, Glenn (Karin) Iwai, Diane Shiraki (Riki Tasaka), Jean (Joey) Eisenhut, Leslie Iwai (Steven Rikkers), Marjorie (Preston) Maas, Claire (Scott) Reagan, Natalie Iwai. Sisters-in-Law: Sally Iwai and Vicky Iwai. Bob grew up in Kakaako and attended Mother Waldron Kindergarten, Pohukaina Elementary School, Central Intermediate School and McKinley High School Class of 1954. He graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1958, received a Regular Army Commission and started his 20-year career in the Army. Bob spent his career in the Army, traveling the "world". He was sponsored by the Army to attend graduate school at Stanford University for his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, and was an Instructor/Assistant Professor, Department of Electricity at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. Following his retirement from the Army, Bob went to work for the Central Intelligence Agency. He was involved in protecting our National Security and developing very high tech capabilities that were very rewarding challenges and reinforced pride in our Nation's capabilities and validated that we ARE the greatest country in the World. Bob left the "fun" world of technology and was appointed the Director of Security for the CIA. At the time, he was the highest ranking Asian-American Executive in the Agency. He considered this a real honor and privilege. Bob retired from the CIA in 1995. He helped form the first Commercial Remote Sensing Company, Space Imaging, located in Thornton, Colorado. He was Vice President for Systems Development and Operations. He moved back to HI. in 2001, and joined OceanIT - a research, development and operations company in Honolulu. After a distinguished career in the Military, CIA and private industry, Bob retired in 2003! Bob spent his retirement years traveling with Janie, renewing friendships with his McKinley Class of 1954, and fun times in Las Vegas, with classmates, family and friends. Visitation: 9AM, Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Funeral Service to follow at 10AM. Aloha Attire.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran