John F. Murphy / Union negotiator

Vickie Marino / Habilitat co-founder

Lucas Palencia Gutierrez, 82, of California, formerly of Honolulu, died Wednesday in the Center for Aging in Honolulu. She was born in California. She is survived by sons David and Michael; daughters Suzanne Schultz, Vivian Gutierrez and Dorothy Cordova; brother Max Rodriguez; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Shoshi Imose, also known as John Shoshi Imose, 81, of Kaneohe, retired owner of United Produce Co., died Monday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nora N.; daughters Doreen Gribok, Christyne Naluai and Carolyn Kaneshiro; brothers Norman N. Akita, Robert M. Imose and George F. Oishi; sisters Ethel K. Harada, Frances T. Tanouye, Alice K. Sakamoto, Helen N. Hahn, Mary T. Tabata, Lillian K. Yamane and Rose N. Teshima; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Maria Akao Lindsey, 84, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk and a member of the Women's Auxillary of the Order of Kamehameha, died Sunday. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by husband John N., son Melvin J., daughters Emmaline K. Mossman and Marvelle W. Wong, brother Ernest Akao, sisters Maryann Kalehua and Violet Francisco, 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10:45 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Joseph Mara Jr., 50, of Waianae, died Monday in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Beatrice; son Isaac Hoopai; daughters Janell Hoopai and Marylyn Colon; brothers Bruce, Alan, Dale and Brian; sister Chasity; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

Loyd Matthew McKenzie, 78, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired construction laborer, died Nov. 16 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Little Rock, Ark. He is survived by wife Juliet Domingo; daughters Lisa, Marie and Ashley; and sister Lona Binger. Private services.

Teodosia Laceda Medallon, 75, of Waipahu, died Nov. 13. She was born in Pola, Oriental Mindoro, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Lourdes Macha; brothers Nunelon, Leodigario and Leolito; sisters Natividad Malabanan and Pastora Pantilanan; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Yuichi Nakamura, 90, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a Nakamura Farm coffee farmer, died last Friday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Katsue, sons Samuel I. and Yasuo, brother Mitsuo, sister Isayo Okayama and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua, Kona. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Violet Kyun Tong, 86, of Honolulu, died Monday in Nuuanu Hale Care Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Low Yip Tong. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Chinese Buddhist Association of Hawaii-Hsu Yun Temple, 42 Kawananakoa Place.

Norman Emerson Trafton Jr., 65, of Hawaii, a retired Maunaloa Corp. electrician, died last Friday at home. He was born in Stoneham, Mass. He is survived by companion and caregiver Kham A. Sinhbandith, brother Otie and sister Maxine Dube. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 2 p.m. Aloha attire.

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The index, which goes back several decades,
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