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George Marvin Adams, 82, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel in telecommunications and GTE Business Sales Center director, died Nov. 27 in Tripler Center for Aging in Honolulu. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by daughter Patricia Richter and nephew Larry Adams. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Dorothy Ibia Barretto, 71, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Happy Kauaian sales associate, died Tuesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She is survived by husband Gilbert Sr.; sons Gilbert Jr., Glen, Patrick and Brian; daughters Joyce Hernandez, Valerie Barretto-Oshita and Debbie Barretto-Haraguchi; brothers Julian and Raymond Ibia; sisters Mildred Assuncion and Irene Patigayon; 30 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.
Helen Kam Yuk Chun, 86, of Honolulu, died Dec. 30. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Leong Wah; sons Edgar, Eric and Everett; daughter Edwina Lau; brother Henry Lee; sisters Dorothy Chun, Bertha Young and Alma Goo; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Taoist services ongoing. Burial: 11 a.m. at the same location. No flowers.
Vern Hon Mun Hiu, 64, of Honolulu, owner of Nui Nui Tours and Gold Spike Casino in Las Vegas, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Francis S., Matthew and John; mother Hana; brothers Frederick and Roland H.M.; sisters Annette Hee and Mariette Newcomb Lipsky; and eight grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Ivan Wah Chin Kam, 66, of Honolulu, died last Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Verna, sons Jonathan and Jayson, daughter Jennifer Kam-Garcia, sister Jane Pang and three grandchildren. Private services.
Robert Lawrence, 60, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., president of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Middle East Africa and Pakistan division, died Wednesday on Kauai. He was born in Wisconsin. He is survived by wife Patricia, sons Mike and Brad, brother Brad, sisters Kathy Curtis and Kris Jensen, and three grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at All Saints Church in Kapaa. Call after 2:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Robert Chiu Fong Lee, 79, of Kailua, a retired Kailua Post Office postal carrier, died Monday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Loretta Y.; son Carlton; daughter Carolyn; brothers Herbert and William; sisters Betty Young, Peggy Chun and Esther Wong; and four grandchildren. Visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Chinese Buddhist services. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Lionel Ying Wai Lo, 56, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard boilermaker, died Tuesday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marsha, sons Steven and Paul, daughter Robin, father Daniel, brother Luther and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Ruth Chieko Maeda, 87, of Honolulu, died Sunday in Maunalani Nursing Home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Edwin Y. and Robert Y., daughter Ruby Maeda Lum, brothers Joso and Tadao Uyetake, and three grandchildren. Private services.
Gary Messick, 41, of Kapaa, Kauai, a carpenter, died yesterday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Allen, daughter Jessica, mother Gina Texeira, brothers Finis and Butch, and sister Kelly Escalona. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.
Glenn Mitsuo Morimoto, 56, of Kapolei, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard engineer, died Jan. 1 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Paulette Duarte; son Reid; daughters Lisa Morimoto and Dawn Foster; stepchildren Brad Duarte and Averi Saunders; stepmother Jane; brothers Gary, John and Richard; stepbrother Raymond Kanna; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Marie-Louise Muller, 83, of Kapolei, died Sunday. She was born in Mulhouse, France. She is survived by sons Denis and Gilbert, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Makakilo. Scattering of ashes: 8 a.m. next Saturday at the "Anuenue" Canoe Club site behind Hilton Hawaiian Village Lagoon. Aloha attire.
Buelah Nied, 89, of Nebraska, a housewife, died Dec. 18 in Nebraska. She was born in O'Neill, Neb. She is survived by daughters Jeanne McDowell, Loretta Worley, Geri O'Leary and Rose Nied; brother Leo Murnan; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.
Robert Fumio Seo, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Hahaione Elementary School custodian, died Dec. 30 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honalo, Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Linda S., son Keith, daughter Laura Tanabe, brother Stanley, sister Ruth Kanda and two grandchildren. Private services.
Kimie Sato Thomas, 73, of Kapolei, a retired Waikiki Resort Hotel employee, died Jan. 1 at home. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband William M., sons William M. Jr. and Douglas R., daughters Kim Ann and Sandra C., and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.
Luisa Tupua, 60, of Honolulu, a retired security firm dispatcher, died Dec. 30 in Honolulu. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by son Andre, daughters Dejah Tupua and Gurtrenda Sylva, brother Edel Noa, sister Inosia Maloata and two grandchildren. Private services.
Lima Ulu, 81, of Waianae, died Sunday in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by sons Taumaoe, Lima Jr., Matthew and Christopher; daughters Teresa Broadus and Gladys Tupulua; sister Anna Tuia; 24 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Hill of Zion Full Gospel Church, 85-841 Farrington Highway, Unit H. Call after 5 p.m.
Gilbert Yoshitaka Uyehara, 79, of Aiea, retired owner of Maile Grocery Store, died Jan. 2 in Liliha Health Care Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Harry and Ernest; and sisters Nora Toyama, Bertha Nishina and Clara Oshiro. Private services.
Hyman Mahiai A.F. Wongham, 85, of Honolulu, died Sunday in Kahului. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Gregory and Edward, daughter Puanani, sisters Melba W. Stewart and Eldora "Dorie" Aldridge, and one grandchild. Private services.
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