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JUNE HIROKO ARAKAWA, 84, of Honolulu, died Aug. 27, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Retired Maryknoll High School librarian; former Japanese language school instructor and Japanese language program radio announcer. Survived by sons, Thomas and John; granddaughter, Kacie; brothers, Henry and David; sister, Alice Kishimoto. Visitation 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 2 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
JAMES "JIM" JOSEPH AYLWARD JR., 74, of Kailua, died Aug. 21, 2008. Born in Dorchester, Mass. Retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel; retired Fort Shafter civilian plans officer. Survived by wife, Janice; sons, Timothy and James III; daughters, Mary Ellen Wolf, Kathleen Queen, Judy Drake and Beth; 17 grandchildren; brother, John; sister, Anne Marie Pontbriand. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Kailua; Mass 11:30 a.m.; graveside service 1 p.m. at the Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Donations to American Diabetes Association or Make-A-Wish Foundation. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
DAVID MICHAEL PHILLIP KEAMO, 44, of Kapolei, died Aug. 11, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Pile driver/carpenter for Hawaiian Dredging and Construction Co. and member of Aha Mele Serenaders and the Leoku Music Group. Survived by wife, Maylene; sons, Alika Fitzsimmons, Arthur Fitzsimmons III and Richard Fitzsimmons; daughter, Wendy Fitzsimmons-Kaulia; nine grandchildren; father, David Jr.; mother, Sylvia; brothers, Mark "Moonie" and Michael. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday (9/6) at Sacred Hearts Church, 85-786 Old Government Road, Wai'anae; service 10:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
EDWARD "EDDIE" MANZANO, 70, of Waipahu, died Aug. 19, 2008. Born in Puhi, Kaua'i. A retired technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, also a mechanic retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop #06. Survived by son, Edward Jr.; daughters, Edie Frazier, Ellen Manzano and Erin Samson; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Lenora Escobido. Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday; service 10:30 a.m. Committal service 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of The Pacific. No flowers. Casual of aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
HELEN TAMAE MARQUES, 91, of Wahiawa, died Aug. 18, 2008. Born in Honolulu. Former longtime volunteer with Camp Erdman, Mokule'ia. Survived by sons, Wallace "Wally" and Anthony "Tony" Morris; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Ernest Maeda; sister, Patsy Kashiwamura. Visitation 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, service 4 p.m. No flowers. Aloha attire.
MARY ANN YAEKO OBARA, 89, of Honolulu, died Aug. 11, 2008. Born in 'Aiea. Retired Pacific Club cook. Survived by sons, Chester, Axel and Bernard; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; memorial service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.
WEI FU RUAN, 34, of Honolulu, died Aug. 20, 2008. Born in Zhongshan, China. Pacific Supermarket meat cutter. Survived by his wife, May Fang; daughter, Mandy; parents, Huan Guo and Xu Zhen Li; sister, Shao Fang; brother, Wei Siong. Visitation and Taoist service 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; burial 1 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
MATSUYO NAKATA TAIRA, 90, of Honolulu, died Aug. 27, 2008. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired Outrigger Hotels housekeeper. Survived by sons, Robert and Harry; daughters, Mary Higa, May Cushnie and Karen; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; sister, Takeko Nakada. Visitation noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 1 p.m. Casual attire.
CHERYL LEE WAN, 47, of Bronx, N.Y., formerly of Hawai'i, died Aug. 12, 2008. Born in Honolulu. A Kalaheo High School graduate. Survived by brothers, Gerald Wan and Abraham Jackson; sisters, Carol Toppan and Gwen Smart; nephew, Raymond; niece, Angela. Graveside service 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, Garden of Reflections. Lei only. Casual attire. Information: 233-4400. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park.