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Wednesday, January 31, 2001

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Jose M. Aldanese, 78, of Honolulu died Jan. 12 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Melchora "Menching" V.; daughters Rose M. Hipolito and Ruth Marie Soliven; brother Antonio M.; sisters Paula A. Ayunon and Maria A. Gomez, and six grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Church. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Karl M. "Big Boy" Bader, 61, of Hilo, a production manager for Hawaiian Electric Co., died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jeanette; sons Steven, Vaughn, Shane and Vance; father Karl; sisters Anna Sugata and Mabel Kaua; brother Emil, and nine grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

Violeta Dela Cruz Bautista, 66, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Loduvico; daughters Erlinda Sebastion, Consolacion Tadeo and Corazon De Guzman; sons Jaime, Erlindo, Loreto and Judie; five brothers in the Philippines, and 22 grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kapaia. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Lihue County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Elsie C. Cambra, 73, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired produce clerk for KTA Super Stores, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo. She is survived by son Evan; daughters Elena Erece and Eunice Domingo; brothers Donald, Harold and Calvin Abe; sisters Darleen Rodrigues, Elaine Macanas, Abigail Abe, Joanne Quisano and Jeanette Kiko, and three grandsons. Memorial Mass: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Call after 4:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Benjamin S. "Ben" Cantor, 83, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired carpenter, died Monday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Marcella; sons Andy, Tony and Edwin; daughters Harriet Marquina, Dolly Primacio and Gloria Cantor; sisters Jane Cabilin and Maxine Looney; brother Pedro, 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mass: 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. John's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Entombment: Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Esperanza B. Diaz, 85, of Kilauea, Kauai died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Emilio; sons Benjamin, Dr. Arnulfo and Alfredo; daughters Purificacion Dizon, Theresita Aoanan and Rolinda Deyro; brothers Arthur, Isidro and Remegio Belmonte, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Sylvester's Catholic Church in Kilauea. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Call again from 9 to 10:30 a.m. next Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Brian M. Egami, 51, of Honolulu, an accountant and co-owner of Egami and Ichikawa CPAs Inc., died Jan. 22 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruth; sons Jason, Kevin and David; parents Masao and Margaret I., and sisters Kathleen Egami and Deborah Nakashima. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

Thelma M. Eleneki, 80, of Kailua died Saturday at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Richard K.; caregiver Betty; daughter Yvonne E. Lee; brother Samuel Macy; sisters Elizabeth Monte, Vivien Saffery, Caroline Mahoe and Melvia Hewett, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Genevieve J. Florez, 74, of Fairfield, Calif. died Friday at home. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Bill; daughters Connie M. Florez and Monica A. Zenger; sons Norman L., David L., Steve A. and Richard A.; brothers Harold, Herbert and Edward Johansen; sister Marie Anderson, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Delbert P. Foncannon, 67, of Haleiwa died Jan. 14. He was born in Kansas. He is survived by wife Jeri; daughters Cathy Foote, Cindy Foncannon and Cheri Agricula; son Larry, and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Robert J. Gaylord, 68, of San Lorenzo, Calif., a retired master machinist at Kaiser Aerotech/Aerospace in San Leandro, died Friday in Hayward, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet Gail; son Dale; daughters Kimberly Schneckloth, Cynthia Gaylord, Linda Varela and Jane Silva; brothers Walter, Charles and Allan; sisters Gertrude Zartman, Dorothy Shire, Lillian Henriques and Peggy Angelo, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Hiroko Igarashi, 84, a retired registered nurse at Queen's Medical Center, died yesterday in Fremont, Calif. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Lawrence; daughter Ann Igarashi Boylan, and two grandsons. Private services. Memorial services in Honolulu at a later date.

Asa Imoto, 106, of Mililani, a retired cook at Moiliili Hongwanji Mission, died Jan. 15 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. She is survived by son Richard A.; daughters Constance F. Imoto and Gladys A. Sugawa; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kelvin K. Kanahele Jr., of Kekaha, Kauai died Saturday in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by parents Kelvin Kanahele and Azua Dotimas; sisters Shaina, Shawna, Shyanne and Savannah, and grandparents Emalia Kanahele, Jean Abreu and Lawrence Dotimas. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at Waimea Hawaiian Church. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

Yoshio Kawatomari, also known as "Mountain" or "Finger," 72, of Waipahu, a retired carpenter for the movie industry, died Jan. 12 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by wife Mary K.; sons Scott K. and Bryson K., and sisters Elsie Lee and Helen Suzuki. Private services.

Eric Sung Ho Kim, 80, of Kapaa, Kauai, a head custodian for the state, died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Belinda Gonda and Claudette Watanabe; son Cedric; brother Poko, and five grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Lihue Baptist Church in Lihue. Call after 4 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. next Wednesday at Honolulu Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mikio Koja, 76, of Kahului, a retired office manager at Any Kine Door in Wailuku, died Jan. 23 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and Hawaii National Guard. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by daughters Judy and Karen Koja and Kathleen Matsuo; son Irving; brother Jiro, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church. Reception to follow. Inurnment: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Marie K. Tumbaga, 56, of Honolulu, a traffic monitor/adult supervisor for Kalihi-Kai Elementary School, died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Susan, Lucille and Kaleo; brothers Bernard Tumbaga and Albert Pablo; sisters Juanita Augustiro, Sally Carter, Geraldine Tumbaga and Iwalani Awai; grandmother Gloria Awai, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony's Church, Puuhale Road. Call after 5 p.m. Gravesite inurnment :10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Cemetery. Casual attire.

Richard "Captain" Walsh, 71, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired proprietor of printing services in New York, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Joan; sons Thomas, Richard and Michael; daughter Donna; sister Gladys Oakely, and six grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Donations suggested to Adopt-A-School Program. Casual attire. No flowers.

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