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Friday, November 17, 2000

Eugene "Gene" Backus, 77, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired Alaskan gold miner, writer, poet and entertainer, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Harbor Springs, Mich. He is survived by wife Virginia Graham; sons David, Gene, Timothy, John, Daniel and Peter; daughters Princess, Pamela, Cynthia, Shannon, Patty, Anita, Wendy, Jill and Cari; sister Gloria Marks, 45 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. No services.

Helen Correa Camacho, of Kailua, who retired from the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel, died Tuesday in Kailua. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughters Mildred Mosher and Bobbie Martinsen; sons Howard, Larry and Rollie; brothers Lawrence and Louis Correa; sister Madeline Jamieson, six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Vianney Church, Kailua. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Howard Y.T. Chung, 78, of Honolulu, who retired from the Pearl Harbor Commissary, died Saturday in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Allen and Bobby; daughter Beverly Kaneshiro; brother Dennis Ako; sisters Nellie Barcenilla and Rebecca Doar, and eight grandchildren. Wake services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Tallen P. "Kaiko" Golden, 22, of Makawao, Maui, a painter for Custom Coatings, died Nov. 8 at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by mother Brenda Paahana; father Steve; brothers Joseph Golden and Chad Lloyd; sister Melissa Lloyd, and grandparents Arthur Paahana and Madeline M. Gonzalves. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 8 p.m. Private scattering of the ashes. Casual attire. Leis only.

James K.W. Hong, 63, of Kaneohe, major advertising account executive at the Hawaii Newspaper Agency, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sandra; daughter Kimberly; mother Dai Mui; brothers John, Edward, Richard, Norman, Gordon and David, and sisters Shirley Yoshiki and Patricia Okura. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Riley K. Kaliher, 50, of Hawaiian Acres, Hawaii, will be remembered in graveside services at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Jace K. Kaulupali, 34, of Wahiawa, a laborer for a demolition company, died Saturday in Wahiawa. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by mother Jerry J.M.; grandmother Mabel Kelii; brother John, and sister Roslyn "Kaui." Memorial services: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wahiawa. Private scattering of the ashes. Aloha attire.

Efren B. Layaoen, 67, of Koloa, Kauai, a custodian with the state government, died Tuesday in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Resurreccion R.; daughters Ederline Parubrub, Luz Ortal, Rosemarie Steffan, Rossimi Daguit, Gina Pambid, Annabelle Arellano and Margie Layaoen; son Joel; sister Magdalena Parubrub; brothers Jose and Mac, 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Edwin K. Lucrecio, 53, of Kaunakakai, Molokai is also survived by sister Judy Southwell. The additional information for an obituary published Wednesday was provided by the mortuary.

Dewitt H. McIntyre, 62, of South Carolina, a chief petty officer with the U.S. Coast Guard, died Nov. 9 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Greenville, S.C. He is survived by wife Glorita D.; daughters Cori Lei Smith and Dona Rae Cocking; son Eric; mother Dora Mae; sister Jane; brothers Donnie and Bob, and three grandchildren. Services held.

Tito O. Mendez, 98, of Pearl City died Nov. 8 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Giming T.; brother Bienvinido O.; adopted son Tito Jr.; stepson Franklin Petalver, 18 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Helen Novakovic, 41, of Honolulu, a child caregiver, will be remembered in memorial services at 4 p.m. Nov. 26 at the first Diamond Head Lookout, nearest the lighthouse. Incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday was provided by the mortuary.

Vicente F. Paguyo, 88, of Honolulu, a retired street sweeper operator for the city, died Nov. 9 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Anderia D.; sons Eugene, Leroy, Ronnie and Calvin; daughters Shirley Kaneshiro and Esther Tokuda, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Mele Savea, 44, of Honolulu died Nov. 8. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Kapeli Sio; sons Moke, Alema and Faagase Jr.; daughters Malia Sio Rodriguez and June "F" Sio; grandparents Sauolegogo and Mafaolo; brothers Sauolegogo, Turamona, Taofia, Owen and David; sisters Suai Tafaovale, Eseta Patea and Faaalu Savea, and three grandchildren. Services: 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Ruth H.B. Scott, 90, of Kohala, Hawaii, a retired executive secretary for Mortgage Bankers Association in Illinois, died Nov. 1 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by daughter Rallene Scott Buchanan and sister Irene MacCament. Gathering: 4:45 p.m. Sunday at Keauhou Bay in Kona. The Fairwinds boat will depart from the bay at 5 p.m. for services and scattering of ashes at sea. Casual attire. Loose flowers and leis welcome.

Robert E. "Dimples" Travens, 68, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Sunrise Mountainview Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marie O., and sisters Hazel Duncan and Ann Hyde. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to charity.

Kenneth C. Westberg, 84, formerly of Kailua, died Monday in Riverside, Calif. He was born in Wisconsin. He is survived by wife Janice; brother Charles; daughters Kay Lancaster, LuAnn Curtis and Karen Wright, and son Kenneth. Private services. Donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

Fung Far "Popo" Young, 70, of Honolulu, a retired trimmer at Dole Pineapple Cannery, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Gordon and Mark; daughters Randy Nishimoto, Amber Eshima and Karen Tsukada; two brothers; two sisters, and four grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii Kai Baptist Church. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Walter Wong Yuen, 73, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a retired gas station operator and general store proprietor, died Monday at home. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Annie "Micey"; sons Walter Jr. and Haddon; daughters June Daimaru, Junette Wong Yuen and Dale Espejo; brothers Jack and James; sisters Ah Han Silva, Annie Kekoa and Ellen Omija, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Prayer services: 11 a.m. Monday at Kauaha'ao Congregational Church in Waiohinu. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

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