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Vet, volunteer Mary Pfeiffer

Richard Masaichi Ajimine, 86, of Honolulu, a U.S. government building inspector, died Monday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waiakea-Camp 4, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Katherine, sons Ronald and Roy, daughters Carlotte Kawazoe and Harriet Ajimine, brothers Frank and William, sisters Alice Matsumoto and Nancy Toguchi, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Kalihi Union Church. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Chanse Nainoa Kekaimalu "Malu Boy" Almarza, 3, of Ewa Beach died Sunday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Marius "Pee Wee" Jr. and Collen "Nalani"; brothers Marius "Moku" and Chaicen-Jose "Maka"; sisters Wainani, Chasitie "Kalena" and Cherish "Leialoha"; grandparents Marius Almarza Sr. and David and Bel Ka'uhane; and great-grandparent Martha "Tutu" Opunui. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Kalihi and Moanalua Church, 1313 Kamehameha IV Road. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Tokuko "Alice" Asanoma, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired Ann Pearl Nursing Home nurses aide, died Nov. 22 at home. She was born in Waiawa. She is survived by husband Hajime; sons Stanley and Robert; half brother Edward Gomoto; sisters Florence Fabilenia, Dorothy Lee, Martha Sato and Nancy Dacuycuy; and two grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Charles James "Charlie" Sayson Balason, 21, of Waipahu, died Nov. 24. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents the Rev. Miguel "Mike" and Fe Balason; brothers Mike Jr., Norman, William and Neil; and sisters Arlynn Sakamoto and Mary Maria. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

David William Childs, 59, of Waianae, died Tuesday in Waianae. He was born in Iowa. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Bill, Randy and Cody; brothers Steven and Michael; and sister Susan Hagemann. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Gerald "Jerry" Burke Cullen, 87, of Hilo, a retired certified public accountant and a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Denver. He is survived by wife Geraldine, son Robert, daughter Kathleen English, sister Kathleen Hannigan, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Fisher, 80, of Pearl City, a retired Sky Room Restaurant waitress, died Nov. 30. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Roy Jr.; daughters Laurel Nation and Barbara Fisher; brothers Edward and Moses Andres; and sisters Adele Cash, Loreita Nakano, Agnes Lee and Christaball "Chris" Campos. Private services.

MaryJean Nakahili Gerard, 60, of Kahului, a security guard for Freeman Guards at Maui Community College, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband Donald Sr.; sons Derek, Donald "Boy," Donald Jr., Arnold and Ronald; daughters Donna "Gigi" Gerard, Diana "Ana" Elizares, Dayna "Nani" Gerard-Soliven, Lorna Davis and Ronalaine Fernandez; hanai daughter Shirley Spencer; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Grant Yoshiki Hirohata Goto, 33, of Aiea, a Stellmacher & Sadoyama commercial real estate research analyst, died Sunday in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Melissa M., father Norman I., mother Amy Y., brother Gregg and sister Gayle. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Tiama I'aulualo, 70, of Honolulu, a retired grocery store sales clerk, died Monday. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by sons Mulu Sialega and Tiama Jr.; daughters Vai and Peiai I'aulualo; brothers Ali'i, Fatu, and Valelei; and sisters Panitiai, Sopolagi, Sulu and Fuaese. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Nazarene on Judd Street. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

David Peleioholani Kalani Jr., 93, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Rapid Transit employee and a Dairyman Co. milkman, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons David P. and Dwayne K., daughters Freesia Kaneaiakala and Merle Kalani, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.

Alyce Toshiko Kaneshiro, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Top of Waikiki food waitress, died Dec. 3 at home. She was born in Paauha, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Donald N. and Gary T.; sisters Hatsume Higa, Grace Chinen and Sue Nishimura; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Barbara Hope Larkin, 82, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii microbiologist, died Nov. 21 in Wahiawa General Hospital, Long Term Care Facility. She was born in Boston. She is survived by sister Virginia and hanai daughter Faye Rawles-Schoch. Services: 12:30 p.m. Dec. 21 near the boat that will be used to scatter her ashes. For more information, call Ruth at 941-0957. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Central Union Church Women's League or the Humane Society.

Shirley Ann Larsen, 81, of Honolulu, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Minnesota. She is survived by husband David "Brud" Larsen, sons Peter and Paul, and six grandchildren. Private services held. Donations suggested to the Hawaii Cancer Society or St. Francis Hospice.

William "Frenchy" Thomas Leggett, 88, of Wahiawa, a retired glazier and a U.S. Army sergeant, died Friday. He was born in Litchfield, N.H. He is survived by wife Leonie, daughters Priscilla "Kuulei" Jeffrey and Deborah Groves, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Craig W. McOuat, 49, of Honolulu, died Nov. 10 in Honolulu. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by brothers George and Maury. Services: 1 p.m. today at Victory Ohana, 94-951 Kahuamoku Place in Waipahu. Casual attire.

Edith Shizuko Oshima, 90, of Honolulu, a retired beautician, died Dec. 2 at home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son Terry V., brother Francis Tanaka, sisters Doris Chung and Rachel Omori and one grandchild. Private services.

Hisako Otaki, 90, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died last Thursday in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Ethel S. Aotani and Carol Hamilton; sisters Ann Shigemura, Setsuko Matsui, Eleanor Turner and Yukie Takiguchi; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Harold Dean Reinick, 73, of Mililani, died Sunday. He was born in Mt. Clemens, Mich. He is survived by son Brian, daughters Susan Schade and Julie Poole, mother Eunice Richardson, sister Jean Frank, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. today at New Apostolic Church, 23 S. Kamehameha Highway

Chow Loy Tom, 84, of Honolulu, a retired University of Denver professor, died Nov. 14 in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sisters Ellen and Mee Lin, and brother Tenny. Private services held.

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