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Friday, March 10, 2000

Sister M. Antoinette Almeida, also known as Dorothy, 88, administrator of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City, St. Joseph in Hilo, Sacred Hearts in Lahaina and St. Francis Convent in Manoa, died Monday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Kaluanui, Maui. She is survived by sisters Ruth Correa and Mary Phillips. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday at Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina. Call from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wake: 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Convent in Manoa. Mass of the Resurrection: 5 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Schools, 2707 Pamoa Road,Honolulu, HI 96822 or Sisters of Saint Francis Retirement Fund, 2715 Pamoa Road, Honolulu 96822.

George T. "Taka" Aoki, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter, died Monday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gaylen and Asa, daughters Deborah Aoki and Carlene Ebisutani, sister Alice Kuniyuki, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire.

Dylan Dela Cruz Balubar, infant son of Naneth Dela Cruz and Roy Baluabar, died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He is also survived by grandparents Rudolfo and Adelaida Balubar and Henry and Nenita Dela Cruz. Services: 6 tonight to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at the residence, 719 Hina Place, Kahului. Burial: Makawao Cemetery.

Gregory G. Benner, 40, of Paia, Maui, died Feb. 28 in Pauwela. He was born in Washington. He is survived by companion Janet Matthews and mother Aileen. Private services.

Hazel R. Dickison, 91, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in Castle Hospital. She was born in Greene County, Ill. She is survived by sister Freida Cowgur. Commital services: 2 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Heart Association, 245 N. Kukui St., Suite 204, Honolulu 96817.

James B. Field, 81, of Kalae, Molokai, a retired heavy equipment mechanic with Del Monte Pineapple, died Tuesday in Castle Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Joanne Lee, brother Henry, grandson and care giver Michael Field, and three other grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

K.I. "Chuck" Godek, 72, of Honolulu, a retired vice president of Pioneer Savings & Loan, died Saturday. He was born in Plymouth, Pa. He was also resident manager at Kahana Kai Condominium. He is survived by brothers Laurence and Walter. Burial of ashes on the mainland. Contributions suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Chisato Hayashi, 98, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired physician, died Sunday at home. He was born in North Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Misayo N. "May"; son Jon; daughters Cynthia Hayashi and Marcia Nishino; brothers Gary J. and Gilbert M.; sisters Mary Guerrero, Fusa Sakamoto, Elsie Hara and Lillian Towata; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Central Kona Union Church in Kealakekua. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Agapito Javillo, 90, of Kohala, a retired employee of the Kohala Sugar Plantation, died Feb. 28 in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by daughter Engie Butler; sons Roger, Marvin, Ricky and Clayton; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and family in the Philippines. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hawi Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial services to follow.

Florence M.M. Kaopio, 59, of Honolulu, died March 2 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Randolph; daughters Ann Avila, Angela Abellana and Lehua Kaopio; sons Charles Abellana and Randy Kaopio; brother Earl Silva; sisters Gladys, Dorothy, Vivian, Rosaline, MaryAnn and Pearl; and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Asako Kita, 88, of Hilo, died yesterday at home. She was born in Keaau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Robert M., brother Alfred F. Kozohara, and sisters Matsuko Fuke and Yoshie Nishihara. Services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Charles L. Lizama, 75, of Honolulu, owner of Lizama Realty, died Sunday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hilda; daughters Inez Corenevsky, Bobbi Hind, Cheryl Lizama-Pratt, Jo-Ann Bayne and Patricia Lizama; brother Stanley; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alice T. Maekawa, 87, of Kaneohe and formerly of Pauoa, a retired salesclerk for Fair Department Store, died Monday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband James N., son Keith M., daughter Janet T. Matsumoto, brother Maurice T. Yonehara, sister Doris Y. Inatsuka, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alice A. Mendonca, 98, of Hilo, a supervisor of housekeeping at Hilo Hospital, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brother Victor, and sister Anna Greig. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call from 9 a.m. to noon. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

William W. Reed, 45, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in Tripler Army Hospital. He was born in Nevada. He is survived by son Jason Doty, daughter Elizabeth, mother Sally, father Edward C., brothers Ned and John, and sister Mary Leon. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Tripler Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Jackey K. Ringler, 71, of Pearl City died Wednesday. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband Arnold, daughter June Troester, son Marlin "Skip," brother Lynn Kelly, sisters Mickey Williams and Ina "Nevada" Linford, eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Pearl City Elks Lodge, 98-021 Kamehameha Highway. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Maxine Slade, 81, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Blue Mound, Kan. She is survived by son Randy, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu, Building Fund at 1822 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu 96822.

Vincent Tagupa, 78, of Pearl City, a retired athletic director and coach for the U.S. Department of Defense, died last Friday. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Kimiko; sons Jim and Bob; brothers Alfred, John, James, Peter, Francis and Steve; and sisters Rose Tsue, Louise Ford, Tiva Gonsalves, May Blackman and Leilani Johnson. Services: 6:45 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Mabel K. "Mae" Tam, 69, of Moanalua Valley died Monday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived her husband Jonah; son Jonah Jr.; daughters Patricia Kang, Winona Galbiso, JoAnn Wilson, Patrice Tester and Melissa Sachs; mother Chiyo Azuma; brothers Mikio, Jerry and Gary Azuma; sisters Betty Asahino, Barbara Tadaki, Anna Lou Shimabukuro and Aileen Setoda; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Hichiro "Lee" Uyeda, 83, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired carpenter for Parker Ranch, died Tuesday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kamuela, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yoshimi, son Vernon A., daughters Alice A. Moromisato and Velma F. Von Bloeker, sisters Clara H. Ing and Peggy T. Yamamoto, six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services held.

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