Benjamin Franklin Dillingham II, one-time "Mr. Republican" in Hawaii and a business and civic leader, died Monday in Yuba City, Calif., after a short illness.
Ben Dillingham, 82, was
Hawaii GOP leader
He was senior VP ofBy Helen Altonn, Star-Bulletin
Dillingham Corp. in Honolulu and
Australia for many years
He was 82.
He was a descendent of Hawaii missionaries Lowell and Abigail Smith and son of Louise and Walter F. Dillingham, called "Hawaii's empire builder" because of his large construction projects.
He attended Punahou School, Fountain Valley School in Colorado and graduated from Harvard College in 1939. He was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service.
A colorful, outspoken politician known for bombastic oratory, he served as a city-county supervisor, territorial senator, Hawaii Republican Party leader and Republican national committeeman.
"He was an outstanding member of our society," former Republican Gov. William Quinn said today. "He was amr6 Benjamin
very drawing sort of person. People really liked him."
"Everybody loved Ben," his first cousin, Marjory Fairbanks, said today. "He was very, very thoughtful and kind. He had a big heart and a great sense of humor."
He also had courage, she said, recalling when no Republican would run against Democratic U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye in 1962. "He said, 'Well, I'll try.'"
He also ran for lieutenant governor in 1974 on a gubernatorial ticket with Randolph Crossley, losing to Democrats George Ariyoshi and Nelson Doi.
He was general manager of Oahu Railway & Land Co., founded by his grandfather, and for many years was senior vice president of Dillingham Corp. in Honolulu and Australia.
He moved to Australia in 1967 to be managing director of Dillingham Corp. of Australia. He retired from that position in 1970 but remained as a consultant and director on the Honolulu firm's board until 1983 when the company was sold.
He is survived by wife Betty Lou Dillingham; sister Elizabeth Wick of Hobe Sound, Fla.; children Ceseli Foster and Henry Gaylord Dillingham II of San Francisco, Benjamin Franklin Dillingham III of San Diego and Lorie Rosenwald of Southborough, Mass.; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held tomorrow at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Marysville, Calif. Burial will be in Honolulu in the family plot at Oahu Cemetery early next summer.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Kidney Foundation, the American Heart Association or the Sutter Buttes Memorial Rose Garden in Yuba City.
Gard Kealoha was a dedicated man who would pursue goals with all his heart, said Keahi Allen, executive director of the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission.
Gard Kealoha diesBy Pat Omandam, Star-Bulletin
at home at 62
"When Gard had a cause, he was very passionate about it," Allen said. "He made sure he knew all the facts and worked toward the goals, whatever the goal may be," Allen said.
Kealoha, 62, who served on the King Kamehameha commission in the early 1980s before he was elected as a trustee for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, died of heart disease at his Nuuanu Avenue home Oct. 14. Services are pending.
"He was a person committed to the Hawaiian concerns," said Mel Kalahiki of the Council of Hawaiian Organizations. "We worked on a lot of activities together for a long time. He was a very nice person to be around."
Kealoha served as OHA trustee between 1982-1986.
A month before the 1986 Gener al Elections, Kealoha told the Ka Wai Ola, OHA's newspaper, he wanted to be re-elected because OHA needed leadership based on integrity, honesty and a willingness to work cooperatively to bring positive changes for Hawaiians.
"I have worked tirelessly in the past to achieve excellence and pledge to work ceaselessly again to sustain an appreciation for what is po'okela in our collective future," Kealoha said.
This summer, Kealoha once again filed papers as a candidate for an at-large seat in next month's OHA elections.
Kealoha was a graduate of Punahou School and Whitmore College, and did graduate work at several universities.
He worked at Topgallant Publishing Co., First Hawaiian Bank and in public schools.Kealoha was also a public information officer for Alu Like Inc.
He was involved in several agencies aimed at the betterment of native Hawaiians, including the Council of Hawaiian Organizations and most recently, the Native Hawaiian health organization Papa Ola Lokahi.
He was past president of the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu.
Elizabeth Piikani Akana, died last Wednesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons William, Ben, Francis, David and Elton; daughters Irene and Puanani; brother William B. Lovell; sister Ethel K. Ahana; 33 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Mary K. Allen, 80, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired clerical worker, died last Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Oklahoma, she is survived by sons Gerald, Richard and Robert; daughter Millie J. Vitale; brothers Andrew, Thomas, James and Paul Watson; sister Mildred Watson; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Yoshiko Aoki, 95, of Wailuku died Oct. 13 in Wailuku Hale Makua. Born in Lahaina, she is survived by sons Toshio, Teruo and Tetsuo; daughters Mitsuko Oda, Hanako Kawasaki and Mildred Yamauchi; sister Sakae Yoshida; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Private services.
Consuelo T. Aurelio, 78, of Waipahu died Oct. 4. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by children Clemente, Alfonso and Manny Aurelio, Fe Miguel, Polly dela Cruz, Corazon Acidera, Tonette Jones, Venie Rona Gamayo and Marie Tedios; brother Amador Tabile; 30 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.
Hatsue Baba, 73, of Waipahu, a retired cook at Kelly's Restaurant, died Oct. 11 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Kanagawa-ken, Japan, she is survived by husband Haruo; son Robert H.; daughters Cheryl M. Ching, Carol S. Nariyoshi and Faith N. Baba; and six grandchildren. Private services.
Florita L. Bankston, 69, of Aiea died Friday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Iloilo, the Philippines, she is survived by primary care-giver Naty Botardo, nieces Melanie L. Mabalot and Nenita S. Lagana, and nephew Gerard Lagana. Services: 10:15 a.m. tomorrow at Central Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2213 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
York Lun Chow, 99, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died Sunday in Honolulu. Born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii, he is survived by daughters Dorothy C. Chun and Amy C. Ho; brothers Stanley and Henry; sisters Rose Ho and Grace Chang; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Pearl S. Delaune, 93, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired seamstress, died Oct. 12 in Kona Community Hospital. Born in New Orleans, she is survived by sister-in-law Agnes Schexnayder and nephew Louis J. Parr Jr. Services on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, P.O. Box 390247, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96739.
Tsuneo Doi, 83, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Oct. 7 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Misuko; son Tyrus K.; daughter Cheryl Lynn Y. Taoka; brother Takeo; sister Sakae Asari; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
Fausta S. Eugenio, 89, of Koloa, Kauai, died Friday in Mahelona Hospital. Born in the Philippines, she is survived by husband Blas, daughter Vickie Abara, sisters and brothers in the Philippines, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Koloa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.
Sweedie J.Y.U. Ferreira, 53, of Honolulu died Oct. 12 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by brothers Nolan, Richard Jr., Glenn and Darrell; and sisters Debra Ferreira and Terrie Perreira. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Friday at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave. in Mililani. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Quentin K.L. Fo, 82, of Honolulu died last Wednesday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by son Thomas, daughter Sandra Nishimura, and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Community Church of Honolulu. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Boy Scouts of America, 42 Puiwa Road, Honolulu 96817.
Minoru Norman Fujioka, 83, of Ewa Beach, a retired painter, died Thursday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Pearl City, he is survived by sons Francis M.; brothers Nobuichi, Fukuichi, Masaichi, Hiroyuki, Hideo and Tadashi; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Mildred M. Goto, 87, of Honolulu, a retired teacher at Salt Lake Elementary School, died Oct. 1 at home. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, she is survived by son Robert Y., daughter Shirley A. Isono, sister Hanayo Ono, four grandsons, and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Guy C. Hewitt Jr., 78, of Columbia, Calif. died Oct. 13 in Sonora, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, he is survived by son Jim, daughter Liz Cotton, a granddaughter and a grandson. No services. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Alice K.K. Holokai, 92, of Honolulu died Friday at home. Born in Kohala, Hawaii, she is survived by son George A.K.; daughters Emress Ann K. Matsumoto and Hope Y. Kim; sister Helena K. Paki; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Graveside services: Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Mele A. Hooper, 80, of Honolulu died Friday at home. She is survived by husband Henry, son Michael, and daughter Ana Fosdick. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Friday at Central Union Church.
Segunda I. Ines, 84, of Waipahu died Sept. 29 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, she is survived by sons Santiago, Benjamin and Bernardo; brother Viano Inis; sisters Furtunata Farinas, Josefina Agbayani and Lucia Inischua; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Elvinetta M. Johnson, 63, of Haleiwa, a kupuna for Hawaiian immersion program, died Friday. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Robert Anderson and brother Clyde Dowell. Memorial services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at her residence.
William D.P. Kahanamoku, 64, of Kaneohe, who retired from Hawaiian Tug and Barge, died Sunday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Maureen, daughters Kristina and Jill, sister Barbara and a granddaughter. Scattering of ashes: 8 a.m. Saturday at beachside fronting the Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel. Aloha attire. Loose flowers welcome.
Howard Y.S. Kam, 97, of Honolulu, a retired butcher with Lau Poo Market and Everybody's Supermarket, died Sept. 2 in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by son Ivan, daughter Jane Pang, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
Maui B. Kihe, infant son of Abraham W. III and Colinda died Saturday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He is also survived by brother Joshua; sister Kaui; grandparents Merline and Abraham Kihe Jr. and Clyde P. and Keakealani Merck; and great-grandparents David Keakealani and Luika Kauhane. Private services.
David S. Lim, 80, of Honolulu, an investment adviser, died Monday in Kailua. Born in Makaweli, Hawaii, he is survived by son David Jr.; daughters Karen Yaji, Sheryl Maultsby, Annelle Martin and Debra Dailey; sister Mary A. Chan; and 11 grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, American Cancer Society or charity.
Charles Limary, 55, of Waimanalo died Oct. 9 at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by son Charles Kai Boy; daughter Charlawney; sisters Bigilia Kuewa, Leilani Kanoa and Frances and Lolita Limary; and brother Manning. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waimanalo Assembly of God. Call from 8 to 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Dorothy K. Dot Lincoln, 74, of Mililani died Thursday. Born in Wahiawa, he is survived by husband Albert and other family members. No services.
Jack C. Lipman, 85, of Honolulu, retired vice president of the international architectural-engineering firm of Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall, died Thursday. He was also regional manager for the Pacific area until his retirement in 1978. Born in San Francisco, he is survived by wife Shirley Ann, son Stephen, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow at 840 Pueo St.
Toshiko Matsuki, 90, of Honolulu died Oct. 13 at home. Born in Olaa, Hawaii, she is survived by son Richard, daughter Doris Shim, sister Violet Nagano and two grandchildren. Private services.
Margaret M. Mattox, 74, of Waianae, a retired bookkeeper, died Oct. 4 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Cleveland, she is survived by daughter Elizabeth Vasiloff; sisters Helen Liepold, Patricia Joyce and Claire Barrett; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Waianae, 85-786 Old Government Road. Call after 8 a.m. Scattering of ashes. No flowers.
Alan Maxilom, 41, of Kailua died last Wednesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Margaret; daughters Alena, Kristine and Kisha- Lee Maxilom and Teana Billups; mother Angie; brothers Harris, Harry Oogie Jr., Cyrus Sharkey, Keith Kini, Michael, Don, Dave and Tyrell; and sister Lynda Lamb. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Gary McDaniel, 61, of Kaaawa died Saturday at home. Born in New York, he is survived by wife Linda, daughter Lisa Brobin-McDaniel, mother Marrianne Fleck, and brother Eugene DeBeer. Private services.
Louis A. Medeiros, 79, of Honolulu, a retired welder for the federal govern ment, died Oct. 13 in Pearl City. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Vicenta; son Vincent; daughters Linda Shindo, Judy Garrett, Connie Chang and Juana Rasmussen; brother Antone; sister Henrietta Gonsalves; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Marjorie O. Miyakawa, 86, of Honolulu, a proprietor and owner of Miyakawa Meat Market, died Oct. 9 in Kaiser Hospital. She was also retired proprietor and owner of Miyakawa Fish Market. Born in Ookala, Hawaii, she is survived by son Gary N., sister Sadame Blossom Okimoto, and three grandchildren. Private services.
Hiroshi Mizoe, 66, of Honolulu, an assistant general manager for Discovery Aloha Inc., died Monday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Kobe, Japan, he is survived by wife Marie, sons Senri and Kuroudo, and brother Akira. Services: 8 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Lucy K. Moniz, 101, of Wahiawa died Monday at home. Born in North Kohala, Hawaii, she is survived by hanai daughter Lucy Say; grandchildren AnnJoy Mapuana, Kalani, Rainbow, Matthew and Amanda Cieslak, Lucy Olmos, Anthony and Wendell Say and GloryAnn Kama; and great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha attire.
Ayako K. Nakamura, 75, of Kaneohe died Oct. 11 in Castle Hospital. Born in Waikea, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Henry N.; sons Stuart S. and Paul R.; and sisters Sumie Tsukada, Wilma Miyasato, Tomiko Kawai and Tazuko Pataray. Private services.
Toshio Punjab Nakanishi, 77, of Honolulu, a retired mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service, died Thursday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Clara Kimiye, daughter Dawn, brother Masaru and sister Lillian Marumoto. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Rebecca Oh of Honolulu died Oct. 5 in Maunalani Nursing Center. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she is survived by daughters Joanna K.A. and Geraldine B.S. Young, Shirley Ann Lee, Winona B. Akiona and Jennifer J. Santana; sister Annie Kim; 21 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Katsumi Paul Okazaki, 88, of Pukalani, Maui, died Oct. 12 in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Haiku, Maui, he is survived by wife Mitsue, sons Roy T. and Dennis S., two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Young Ja Park, 76, of Honolulu died Monday in Straub Hospital. Born in Young Dong, Korea, she is survived by husband Koo Choong Chung; sons Woo Young, Su Young and In Young Chung; daughters Nae U Kim, Hae Young Woo and Sun Young and Eui Young Chung; and nine grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Korean Christian Church. Call after 10:30 a.m.
Crispulo R. Pascua, 87, of Kaunakakai died Saturday in Molokai General Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Mercedita; daughters Christina Aki, Meredith Pascua and Phelomina Kahookano; stepdaughters Sarah Rodrigues, Mary Bradfield and Emily Mahiai; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Call 6-9 p.m. tomorrow at St. Sophia Catholic Church in Kaunakakai. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kapaakea Cemetery.
Patrick W. Rafael, 31, of Waipahu died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. Born on Guam, he is survived by son Bryson T.; parents Florencio and Wilma; sisters Raquel W. and Florence W.; and grandparents Clifford and Dalisay Ward. Catholic prayer services: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call 8:30 a.m.-noon. Graveside services: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Harold J. Ragland, 85, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired professional golf director, died Thursday at home. He was also head pro at Laurance Rockefeller's Mauna Kea golf course on the Big Island. Born in Illinois, he is survived by son Ronald Rags. No services.
Walter A. Pappy Ramsey, 97, of Waimanalo, a retired maintenance superintendent for the U.S. General Services Administration, died Oct. 13 in Beverly Manor. Born in Midkiff, W.Va., he is survived by wife Sadie Nat; daughter Cynthia Tsark; brother Boyd; sister Creola Moran; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Leonora J. Sagaysay, 56, of Honolulu, an elementary schoolteacher for the state, died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Cagayan, the Philippines, she is survived by husband Mariano Sagisi; daughters Lemar Lawton and Jane Sagaysay; sons Marlon and Jalemar; brothers Joaquin and Antonio Jarabe; sister Fortunata Jarabe; and three grandchildren. Services: 9:10 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
Susumu Sakamoto, 78, of Honolulu died Oct. 11 in Straub Hospital. Born in Kailua-Paia, Maui, he is survived by wife Ayame Carol, brother Tadashi, and sister Harue Yamasaki. Private services.
Richard I. Sakurai, 91, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Oct. 9 in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Koloa, Kauai, he is survived by sons Walter K. and Kenneth M.; daughters Janet H. Abellira, Joyce S. Nakamura, Judy K. Kohashi and JoAnn T. Uyehara; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.
Arturo Sebastian, 75, of Honolulu died Oct. 3 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Laoag City, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Josefa A.; son Modesto; daughters Corazon Bacting and Luzviminda Corpuz; brothers Adriano Manahay, Leandro Quiamas and Simplicio Quiamas; sisters Francisca Marcos and Lourdes Fermin; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 8 p.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St. Call after 6 p.m. Call again from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Burial: Valley of the Temples.
Yoshio Allen Shinmoto, 80, of Kahului, a former commercial fisherman and captain of Sooty Tern and Amberjack fishing vessels, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Evelyn H.; sons Ron ald, Aaron and Ralph; daughters Janet Saito, Nanette Norona and Naomi Matsuura; nine grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Joan L. Spangler, 85, of Honolulu died Oct. 13 in Honolulu. Born in Philadelphia, she is survived by sons Stuart Randolph and Eric Kiki Spangler; daughters Stephanie and Sheridan Sherry; and five grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. donations suggested to Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.
Violet L. Sylva, 62, of Waimanalo, a retired mediator, died Oct. 11 in Waimanalo. Born in Kealia, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Andy; sons McMillen, Raynard, Jeremiah and David; daughter Beverly Turner; father Eddie Hose; brother Roger Paku Hose and Richard Akamu; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
Beatrice M. Tactay, 61, of Pearl City, who worked for the state Leeward Oahu Mental Health Center, died Oct. 13 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born on Kauai, she is survived by husband Justiniano; sons Mark, Terence and Jaimie; daughters Jolene Leavey and Jana Teofilo; sisters Isidra Aqui, Segunda Pia, Pat Mendoza, Cres Labuguen, Sister Marcelia Maglinte and Gloria Madrid; and 12 grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
Ruth Tucker, 87, of Hilo died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Russia, she is survived by daughter Gertrude Gold, sister Evelyn Gold, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Services held.
Jo Ann L. Uwekoolani, 52, of Paia, Maui, a paramedical assistant at Kula Hospital, died Saturday at home. Born in Puunene, Maui, she is survived by husband John W.; sons Johnnathan, Johnstan, Johnley and Johnsen; daughters Johnna Decambra and Johnnette Cremer; mother Maryann Kahalehoe; brothers Joaquin and William Kahalehoe; sister Margaret Bair; hanai sisters Alberta Canha and Eloise Okimoto; and 14 grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.
Sonia A. Villamor, 81, of Nederland, Texas, formerly of Honolulu, a retired utility worker for Shaheen's Garment Factory, died Sunday in St. Mary Hospital. Born in Sulu, the Philippines, she is survived by husband John; daughters Jean Butner, Judy Holland, Jacqueline Quijano and Dancette Villamor; four sisters; two brothers; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a great-great- grandson. Services on the mainland.
Beatrice L.N. Waiau, 67, of Coronado, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, a retired service results clerk for GTE Hawaiian Tel, died Sept. 25 in Sharp Coronado Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by daughters Leanne Cook and Phyllis Doroh, brother Robert A. Naeole and three grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Clayton S. Wong, 67, of St. George, Utah, a retired chief engineer with Hawaii Tug and Barge, died Oct. 12 in St. George. He is survived by wife Sharon G.; children Emma J. Frias, Lee C. Wong and Cecile L. Auld; stepchildren Tim Mollenhauer and Lori Jenne; brother Edward K.; sister Momi Lee; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.