Posts Tagged ‘Prayer Chain’

News of Anne’s death came circuitously via “Happy Birthday” facebook wishes that would be sent to the hereafter.

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You know the notification. “XXXX — write a birthday wish on his [or her] timeline.” And so it goes. You send along best wishes. The more industrious add a photo, meme, or catchy phrase. And so goes another year. Or does it? (more…)

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Stephen Spalding Email Picture

Stephen Milbank Spalding                        11/12/1955 – 8/31/2015

This blog reported earlier on Stephen’s death and provided his obituary. His family has now set a Hawaii memorial service for friends and family. You are encouraged to attend.


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I heard this on the radio as I was packing up to leave work tonight. I was speechless. My reaction was not unique. By the time I arrived home the news was on 73 sites around the Internet.

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BACK IN THE DAY OF THE BIGGEST WAVE. This picture had been posted on Alec’s facebook page.


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Another sorry story to report to you. Stephen was one of the original members of Punahou74 and stayed with us through eighth grade. His obituary appeared in the Rutland Herald and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Thanks to Mike Mikasa for alerting me to this story.

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COUNTING CAPERS: (L-R) Ginny Chalmers, Patti Mei Look, Ron Nelson, Trish Moore, Stephen Spalding. They are pictured in the 1962 Na Opio in Miss Linton’s kindergarten class.


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As anticipated in the blog post announcing her death earlier this year, an Oahu memorial service has been scheduled for Ann Wilkinson (Springer).

Ann Wilkinson

RIL Ann Wilkinson Springer

Ann’s Memorial Service will be held at 59-087 Hoalua Street in Haleiwa on Saturday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m.

The family warmly invites and looks forward to seeing her Punahou74 classmates at the event.

The home is the second house to the right of Sunset Beach when looking makai. It is the Wilkinson family’s beach home.

A luncheon will follow the ceremony with a paddle out Ash Ceremony later in the afternoon.

To help plan the event, click here to email them of of your attendance.

This is an opportunity to remember and recognize a classmate who traveled with us for nine years along life’s journey. Together, let’s lift her up with our aloha for the next segment of her voyage.

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I am sorry to again be the bearer of sad news regarding another departed classmate. Mahalo and prayers to Ann’s husband, Bob, who forwarded this information.

Ann Wilkinson

SENIOR PICTURE: Ann Wilkinson as shown in the 1974 Oahuan.

Ann Carolyn Springer

Nov. 22, 1956 – April 15, 2015

Ann was born in Honolulu in November 1956 and raised in (more…)

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Thank you to the many Punahou74 classmates who paid their last respects to Duane Maeda on February 25.

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A sign of the times: “Funeral Service for the Late Mr. Duane Miki Maeda.”

Held at 6 p.m. at Hosoi Mortuary, Duane Maeda’s funeral service was well attended by his family, his coworkers, his friends, and his Punahou74 classmates.

The room was decorated with wreaths from family and business interests. Duane was employed at the Kahala Hotel and Resort. Several classmates reported seeing him often at banquet functions where he supervised the wait staff.

Songs included “Amazing Grace,” “Kanaka Wai Wai,” and “Aloha Oe.”

The service featured remarks by friends and family. It seems that Duane was a frequent traveler to Las Vegas and he reliably returned with excellent omiyage for all to share. A funny story was told of when, during one of these trips, he and a friend stopped a policeman to ask for directions. The place they sought? (more…)

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