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Obituaries

Friday, May 12, 2000


Aviation record-setter Banfe dies



Richard E. Ang, 84, of Honolulu, a retired pharmaceutical executive, died Wednesday in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Clara Law; sons Andrew, Francis and Alex Hung and Vincent Ang; daughters Agnes Leong, Lucy Tujios, Theresa Sim and Peggy Hung-Tsoi; brothers Albert and Hung-Chi Hung; sisters Diana and Lina Hung, 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Call from noon to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Benjamin W.H. "Benji" Burke, 63, of Las Vegas died Jan. 30 in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Virginia; sons Rudell and Randal; daughter Candice; brothers Frank and Peterson; sisters Henrietta, May and Valerie, and grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. May 20 on board a ship. Ship boarding: 9-9:45 a.m. at Pier No. 36. Scattering of ashes: Waikiki. Lunch: Elks Club, Diamond Head. Aloha or casual attire.

David "Kawika" Fox, 47, of Honolulu died May 3 in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Carleton and Dana, and sister Cindy Murakami. Services: 6 tonight at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Graveside services: 9:45 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Roberto T. Gutierrez, 55, of Waipahu, who retired from the Navy, died May 2 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Lolita P.; daughter Catherine P.; brothers Eduardo and Romy; sister Fleda, and life-long companions Bonita and Sydney. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Evaristo G. Jasildo, 89, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a truck driver for Kohala Sugar Co., died Tuesday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sister Anastacia and caregiver Helen Gulpan. Call after 6 p.m. for an all-night visitation Monday at the Jasildo residence, 54-2522 Kennersley Road. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Burial: Halawa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Mitsugi Komatsubara, 98, of Aiea died May 3. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons, two daughters, three sisters, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Jae Kyu Lee, 67, of Honolulu, a retired cook, died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in Seoul, Korea. She is survived by husband Yong Han; daughter Sharon "Un Ho" Ohta; brothers Jae Chang, Jae Won and Jae Ho Shim; sister Jae Yun Shim, and two grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Nofoaimaiata Lesu, 71, of Honolulu will be remembered in services at 9 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday was provided by the mortuary.

Maxine Maddox, formerly of Honolulu, former public relations director for the Spencecliff Restaurant Corp., died yesterday in Phoenix. She is survived by sister Jacqueline Wiggins. No services. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. May 20 at the Waikiki Elks Club, ocean side.

Betty S. McCrory, 67, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons James Frey and Steven and Carl McCrory; brothers Kuniichi and Kamekichi Nakata; sisters Ruth Maurice and Barbara Ota, and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Hilda Pagatpatan, 82, of Honolulu and Hilo died May 4 at home. She is survived by husband Arcenio; sons Philip, Sam and Ronnie, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Vincent Church in Moanaloa, Molokai. Call after 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to a charity. Condolences suggested to Arcenio Pagatpatan, 3730 Myrtle Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807.

Diane M. Ponce, 56, of Pearl City died Sunday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gilbert; sons Glenn S., Gilbert Jr. and Craig T.; daughter Francine M. P. Lemos; sister Nancy Matsuura, and three grandchildren. Wake services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Barry M. Rabe, 57, of Waipahu, owner of Rabe's Trucking, died May 4 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was also an employee at Vanier Graphics. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lolita D.; daughter Deb; mother Lilian M. Edrozo; brothers Lloyd and Leon Rabe and Rico and Rodney Edrozo, and sisters Bette Schmidt, Valerie Glipa, Tammy Cook and Lisa and Donna Rabe. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Graciano C. Rulona, 88, of Waimanalo, a retired heavy equipment operator at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Sunday in Castle Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by daughter Gloria Burch; sons Danny, Alfred, Roy and Franklin; four sisters; two brothers; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. George Catholic Church. Call from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. next Friday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Joshua V. Sebastian, infant son of Marlon and Lilia Sebastian of Kahului, Maui, died Wednesday in Kapiolani Women's and Children's Hospital. He is also survived by brother Donovan and grandparents Gavino and Primitiva Villanueva and Efipanio D. Sebastian. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Makawao Cemetery. Casual attire.

Frances L. "Fran" Smith, 82, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a retired owner of Fran's secretarial and answering service, died Sunday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Madison, Ga. She is survived by sons Kenneth L. and Carl L.;sister Margaret A. Speigel, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services. Condolences suggested to Kenneth L. Smith or Carl L. Smith, 1675 Linn Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89115.

Kiichi Tadaki, 91, of Honolulu, a retired cafeteria manager at First Hawaiian Bank, died April 28 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Fukushima, Japan. He is survived by sons Raymond H., Calvin M., Harold M. and Wayne H., and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Betty M. Tomita, 73, of Honolulu, who retired from Long and Melone Ltd., died last Friday. She was born in Lihue, Kauai. She is survived by husband Kenneth; sons Jason and Troy; daughter Tina Morishima; sister Doris Onodera, and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha or casual attire. No flowers.

Joseph "Iokepa" Tong Jr., 57, of Mililani, who retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Tuesday in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lynette K.; sons Billy J.K. and Kaipo; stepmother Billie Y.; sister Marion L., and brother Howard. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Kaumakapili Church. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Francis S. Watai, 78, of Honolulu, a retired taxi driver for The Cab, died Saturday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean Y.; sons Thomas, Richard "Dickie" and Harry; daughters Mildred Nakashima and Jo-Ann Kok; brother Frank; sister Mary Cox, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/education/hcc/library/hiindex.html
The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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