Wednesday, October 28, 1998

Highly decorated retired
Adm. John J. Hyland dies

By Harold Morse


Retired Adm. John J. Hyland, 1967-70 Pacific Fleet commander, Honolulu resident and much-decorated scion of an old Navy family, died Sunday in St. Francis Hospice after a brief illness. He was 86.

A naval aviator, he championed the aircraft carrier. “The aircraft carrier is one way to provide first- class tactical air power in a selected area,” he once said.

Born in Philadelphia, he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1934, 34 years after the academy graduation of his father, a Navy captain. He became a Navy flier in 1937.

In the Philippines at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, he took part in the defense of the Philippines, various engagements in the Dutch East Indies and the 1942 Allied pullback to Australia. Later that year, he became Fleet Adm. Ernest J. King's personal pilot, returning to the Pacific in 1943.

He commanded an air group flying off the carrier Intrepid and took part in various combat actions in the last years of World War II.

His postwar career included a number of command positions, both sea and air. He also was a Navy test pilot and served in various high-ranking staff positions.

He took over the Pacific Fleet with promotion to full admiral after his 1965-67 command of the 7th Fleet in Southeast Asian waters.

His arrival then marked his third Pearl Harbor tour. In 1940, he was stationed here, and his family lived six months on Ford Island. In 1954, he returned to Hawaii to become Pacific Fleet air operations officer.

After retiring Jan. 1, 1971, Hyland held business directorships and continued an active interest in naval aviation. He was elected to the Naval Aviation Hall of Honor in Pensacola, Fla., and the Naval Aviation Test Pilots Hall of Honor in Charleston, S.C.

His awards and decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal with gold star for second award for exceptional meritorious service; Distinguished Flying Cross with gold stars for two additional awards for heroism or extraordinary achievement in flight; Silver Star for gallantry in action in leading a low-level air attack against an enemy air base at Kure, Japan, on March 19, 1945; and Air Medal with gold stars for four additional awards for meritorious service in war or peace.

Decorations from governments of the Netherlands, Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Republic of China and South Vietnam also came to Hyland.

He received the John Paul Jones Award for inspirational leadership from the Navy League in 1966.

His wife, the former Florence Day Whiting, died in 1991. An art admirer, she was a volunteer with the Honolulu Academy of Arts. The admiral is survived by sons John J. Hyland III and Whiting Walker Hyland; daughters Nancy Arnold and Pamela Hyland; seven grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.

A Mass will be said at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Naval Station Chapel, Pearl Harbor, with visitation from 10:45 a.m. Inurnment will follow in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, at 1 p.m. tomorrow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Honolulu Academy of Arts, 800 S. Beretania St., Honolulu 96813; or St. Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Road, Honolulu 96817.

James Boyle, 69, represented
many Hawaii companies


James W. Boyle, 69, of Honolulu, a senior partner in the Honolulu law firm of Carlsmith Ball, died Saturday at home.

He served as attorney for many of Hawaii's big companies: Maui Land & Pineapple Co., the Hawaii Corp., Amfac Inc., Lear Siegler, Kaiser/Aetna and City Mill.

Boyle also was attorney for the Marshall Islands in negotiations with the United States for a compact of association.

Born in Montpelier, Vt., he is survived by wife Nancy A.H., daughter Susan C. Boyle Slawson, sons Thomas L. and David H., and brother Francis.

Memorial services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Country Club. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Bullet William T. Anderson, 59, of Monterey County, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, died Monday in Pebble Beach, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, he is survived by mother Orien and brother Haywood L. Holst. Services at a later date. Donations suggested to Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel 93923.

Bullet Aurora S. Aurelio, 74, of Honolulu died Oct. 18. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by children Vina, Nestor, Reynaldo, Oscar, Fernandito, Anabele and Tony Aurelio, Ligaya Ignacio, and Carmelita Marcos; and eight grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m.

Bullet Antonina D. Barcina, 96, of Haleiwa died Oct. 16 in Crawford Convalescent Home. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by sons Recalte Navarro and Anastacio, Pete and Aguinaldo Barcina; daughters Maria Baguio, Magdalena Bayudan and Connie Stenerson; 31 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Patricia K. Cambra, 84, of Honolulu will be remembered in services 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Avelino D. Carranza, 89, of Wahiawa, who retired from Dole Co., died Oct. 10 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Teresa G., sons Richard G. and Calvin G., daughter Darlene G., brother Primitivo, sister Florentina Jacob, and six grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Vivian V. Dubrovin, 79, of Honolulu died Oct. 14 in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband John, son John, daughter Karen McDaniel, brothers Raymond and Bernard Victor, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet George J. Fotenos, 85, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired butcher, died Thursday in Keauhou Rehabilitation Healthcare Center. He was also a partner in the Fotenos Brothers Meat Co. in San Francisco. Born in San Francisco, he is survived by wife Patricia R., daughter Georgia Pimentel, sons Dion and Stephen, brothers Frank and Nick, six grandchildren, and six great-grandsons. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Casual attire. Leis and loose flowers welcome. Private scattering of ashes.

Bullet Norene L. Galeai, 48, of Paia, Maui, died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Wailuku, she is survived by husband Eddie T., daughters Rashawyn DeFrancia and Shiara and Desirae Galeai, sisters Sheila Helsham and Loke Kepani, and four grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Donovan Rodrigues, 27, of Honolulu, a bartender, died Friday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Donovan Anes-Rodrigues and Jordan Pasion-Rodrigues; mother Karen; father Thomas; brothers Thomas Jr., Terence and Dominic; sister Dori Mead; and grandmother Ventura. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.

Bullet Pablo M. Sahagun, 92, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired mechanic for Kohala Sugar Co., died Thursday at home. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by primary care-giver Josefa. Services: 10 a.m Saturday at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Gerardo U. Udarbe, 85, of Wahiawa, a retired grounds maintenance supervisor from Rehabilitation Hospital of Pacific, died Oct. 5 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by son Benjamin; daughters Policroncia Tabisola, Lourdes Llegado, Regina Gagalac, Dionisia Burgos, Eduviges Ugale and Valentina Haq; sister Matea Tolentino; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Susan J. Wolf, 58, of Honolulu, a schoolteacher with Lutheran High School in Honolulu, died Monday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., she is survived by daughter Susie, mother Nelle J. Bayless and brother Dick Wegener. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church on Beretania Street. Donations suggested to the church. Aloha attire.

Bullet Daisy Y. Wong, 74, of Honolulu, a bookkeeper for the Salvation Army, died Friday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Barbara, sister Eleanor Shigemoto and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Penn S. Yates, 52, of Kohala, Hawaii, a charter boat captain with Japan Inspiration Inc. Hawaii Corp., died Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. He was also a professional diver and fisherman. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Kimiko T.; daughter Sasha; parents Gordon and Annabelle; brother Conrad; and sisters Gordine Yates, Ginger Covalt and Gretchen Yates Lum. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Friday at Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor on the Big Island. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Loose flowers and leis welcome.

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