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Obituaries

Thursday, February 15, 2001


Kalani S.K. Ah Kee Tam, 93, of Aiea, a retired registered nurse, died Sunday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Ednette Chandler, Momiala Camara and Gloria Hashimoto; son Richard Tom; 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private graveside services. Memorial Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Medical Center. Aloha attire.

George J. "BeeBee the Clown" Banks, 69, formerly of Makakilo, general manager of the Waikiki Yacht Club, Castle Park Hawaii and Al Phillips the Cleaners, died Dec. 28 in San Diego. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Doreen M., sons Michael L. and Jerry P., daughters Tracy Powell and Hayley Hill, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services held.

Desire M. Baoy, 71, died Saturday in Oregon City. She was born in Anderson, Mo. She is survived by siblings Roger C., Allen L., Michael R. and Averial B. Crosby and Claudia Ann Wilson. Services held.

Mariano A. Batoon, 65, of Lanai City, a shuttle bus driver for Lanai Co., died Monday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Lucia; sons Richard and Gilbert; daughters Anna Batoon and Maria Chaves; brothers Chrispin, Bergilio and Benjamin; sisters Dolores Collado and Jusephine Callos; and five grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at ILWU Union Hall in Lanai City. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Lanai Veterans Cemetery. Reception: Union Hall. Casual attire.

Raymond P. Burke, 77, of Kapolei, who retired from the U.S. Navy and Pearl Harbor Shop 72, died Feb. 7. He was born in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by wife Mary, sons James and Raymond, stepsons Billy and Buzzy Kaanoi, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Jennie K.S. Ching, 68, of Honolulu, a retired saleswoman, died Feb. 1. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by Lorraine Kam Ci Chee. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Deogracio A. "Joe" Doctolero, 94, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a machine operator with Lihue Plantation, died Tuesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Luzon Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Deogracio "Baba," Melvin and Michael; daughter Julie D. Kaluahine; and nine grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Joan J. Doliente-Valite, 69, of Hawi, Hawaii, died last Thursday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Wayne and Anthony Doliente; daughters Norma Baker, Marilyn Agliam and Jessie Maikui; brothers Ben Tabarejo and Ronald Yanos; sisters Rita Kauina, Remedios Ebanez and Joy Lorita; and seven grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church in Hawi. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Maria D. Fermin, 74, of Honolulu died Friday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Laoag City, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Constantino, sons Wilfredo and Romulu, and nine grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Sunday at St. John the Baptist Church, Kalihi. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. No flowers.

Beverly D. Godoy, 53, of Sun City, Calif., formerly of Hilo, a services coordinator for Lynde-Ordway Inc. of Riverside, Calif., died Jan. 31 at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Donald Medeiros and Abraham Makekau, and sisters Virginia "Lehua" Kapaku and Carol Hughes-Okada. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Donald K. Hamada, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired equipment inspector at Fort Shafter, died Feb. 4 at home. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Sueno, sons Gerald K. and Kenneth N., and two grandchildren. Private services.

Maxine J. Hammar, 83, of Eagle Point, Ore. She was born in Minneapolis. She is survived by husband David, sons John and James, daughters Sharon Waterhouse and Mary Jo Ayers, brother John W. Jacobson, and nine grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Raymond C. Hellstrom, 78, of Atwater, Calif., who retired from the U.S. Air Force, died Jan. 30 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Emma Ann, daughters Candace Hellstrom and Linda Gettel, son Raymond Jr., sisters Dorothy Burris and Marjorie Roy, and five grandchildren. Services held.

Sadao "Gaga" Higashi, 74, of Ewa Beach, former owner of S. Higashi Trucking Inc./Screen Soil Inc., died Feb. 4 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Flora A., son Harold T., daughter Audrey A., sisters Richiye Hirano and Iris Ikemi, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Donald E. Imig, 68, of Leesburg, Fla., past president of Pioneer Savings and Loan, died Feb. 4. He is survived by wife Peggy; sons Bruce, Paul and Lenieve; daughters Vicki Beaudet, Gretchen Bergstrom and Maile Imig; sisters Mary A. Root and Barbara J. Henke; eight grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren. Services held. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Deborah P. Kalua, 54, of Kamalo, Molokai, died Friday in Molokai General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lazarius; sons Solomon, Joshua and John; daughters Tammielynn Kahana-Kalua and Nadine Paleka; brothers Stephen and Kevin Bright and Byran and Phillip Sherwood; sisters Sharon Kauweloa and Stephanie Hina; mother Daisy Bright; stepsister Querina Tranillia; stepbrothers Andy Sherwood and Guy Kane; and 19 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hoolehua Congregational Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: St. Joseph Church. Aloha attire.

Sawayo Kanda, 105, of Hilo, a retired salesperson for KTA Super Stores, died Feb. 7 in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by sons Katsuto, Takayoshi, Tokuo and Eiichi; daughters Reiko Nakaoka, Carole Funada, Jean Y. Kaulia and Miriam Buck; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tenji Lama, also known as Lama Tenzin, 63, of Paia, Maui, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Da Lung, Tibet. He is survived by two sisters and a brother. Prayer and memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Reception to follow. No flowers. Memorial donations suggested to Dharma Center, New Temple Building Fund, P.O. Box 791029, Paia, HI 96779.

Clifford H. "Cliff" Lancaster, 75, of Kailua, a retired general foreman at the Pearl Harbor Public Works Center, died Saturday in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Vivian; children Abigail and Clifton Lancaster and Leonora Loo; stepchildren Patricia Nishikawa, Alfred Kim, Pamela Malang and Joseph Kim; brother Henry; half brothers David Lancaster and William and George Cook; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Committal services: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Pamela N. Louis, 53, of Kaneohe died Tuesday in Kaneohe. She is survived by husband Leroy "Butch"; daughters Tisha and Tiana; son Kainoa; mothers Doris Park and Sue Ishida; brothers Andrew Rodrigues and Shawn Toyozaki; sisters Diane Sutherland, Crystal DiRienzo and Tina Yamane; and a grandchild. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alice A.M. Maglinti, 77, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired custodian/baker at Eleele Public School, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Johnny; sons Landis and Vernon Fu; daughters Ilona Moritsugu and Drucilla Louis; sisters Emily Johnson, Evelyn Charmin, Gloria Riata and Lucille Yuen; brothers Ernest Almeida, Daniel Moke, Tai Soon Kang and William Almeida; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23 at Holy Cross Church. Services: 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at the church. Call from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Inurnment: St. Raphael's Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Septima "Timay" P. Marcos, 70, of Waipahu died Jan. 28 in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by son Gene M. Gacusan; brothers Leopoldo, Filiciano and Leon; sisters Juanita Aguilan and Paulina Vicente; and three granddaughters. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Shoichi "Shopei" Nagamine, 81, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a retired taro farmer, died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Shizuko; sons Nathan, Brian and Dale; brothers Soyei and Kame; sister Haruko Asato; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hanapepe Hongwanji Mission. Call after 2 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Castor R. Riopta, 62, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, an irrigator for Lihue Plantation, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Violeta R.; daughter Carol; son C.J.; brothers Pedro, Emigdio, Angel and Ceferino; and sisters Alejandra Riopta and Jacinta Ragasa. Mass: 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Myra P.R.N. Ruark, 49, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a child care provider, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Robert Jr. and Rendell-Allan Naiga; daughter Jennifer Kaaihue; brothers Deonicio "Dino" and Asterio "Terry" Canda and Stanley, Lawrence, Ronald and Francisco "Cisco" Rillon Jr.; sisters Corazon "Connie" Pascua, Betty Panis, Yolanda "Linda" Acol and Sandra Sylvis; and five grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Salvation Army Chapel, Ponahawai Street. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Tomie "Joan" Takai, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House sales associate, died Feb. 4 in Honolulu. She was born in Puukolii, Maui. She is survived by daughters Linda Takai and Donna Fujinaka, brothers Howard and David Nomura, sister Edith Sanborn and a grandchild. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church.

Sasae K. Takami, 101, of Honolulu is survived by daughter Rei T. Hamano. Incorrect information ran in an obituary published Monday.

Larry M. Tanigawa, 68, of Honolulu, owner of L.M.T. bookkeeping service, died Feb. 6 at home. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by daughter Lori Tanigawa, brother Jerry, sisters Agnes Tomita and Marge Sabin, and a grandson. Services: noon Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Elias A. Vendiola, 91, of Kaunakakai died Friday in Kaunakakai. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Nelita, sons Elias Jr. and Nelito, and a grandchild. Services: 8 p.m. tomorrow at St. Sophia Catholic Church in Kaunakakai, Molokai. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kapaakea Cemetery.

Alvin K. Vierra, 61, of Kailua-Kona, a retired heavy equipment operator for a construction company, died Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. He is survived by wife Thelma; sons George, Sham and Calvin; daughters Velma Gasper and Lorena and Cheryl-Lee Vierra; sisters Audrey Gonsalves and Antonette Tsusaki; hanai son Jacob Keahi; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1381-B Front St., Keahi's house in Lahaina, Maui. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Bruce H. White, 75, of Carson City, Nev., formerly of Hawaii died Friday in Carson Healthcare Center. He was born in Mossyrock, Wash. He is survived by daughters Linda Whitesides and Barbara Spears and two grandsons. No services. Inurnment on the mainland.

Edward G. Wolter, 84, of Honolulu, a retired trust officer with First Hawaiian Bank, died Sunday at home. He is survived by wife Lily Libety, son Richard C., brother Lt. Col. Charles, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services at a later date.

Dan P. "Pip" Woolverton, 63, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired comptroller, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Palestine, Texas. He is survived by mother Lucile and sister Bonnie. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Acres Community Center. Potluck to follow. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Acres Community Association, Dan P. Woolverton Memorial Park Development.



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