Tuesday, May 29, 2001

Candido A. Ancheta, 94, of Paauhau, Hawaii, a retired truck driver with Paauhau Sugar Plantation, died May 19 in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Maurice, John and Tony; daughters Bertha Medallia, Rose Marie Gonsalves, Alice Paanui, Marjorie Germano, Luanna Ancheta, Leilani Brown, Mayleen Martin, Jean Reyes and Jane Evangelista; brother Franklin; sister Alejandra; 33 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes, Honokaa Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Vernon "Phillip" Bender, 75, of Russell, Kan., a retired insurance agent and World War II Purple Heart recipient, died Sunday. He was born in Waldo, Kan. He is survived by wife Nadine; son Curtis; daughters Diane Mermis, Phyllis Lyon, Kathy Voos and Debora Lewis; sisters Clara Young, Lavina Gray, Francis Elder and Ester Kornmeyer; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Broadway Street, Wichita, Kan. Scattering of the ashes at Pearl Harbor.

Jack C. Fuller, 88, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a land developer and building contractor, died May 16 at home. He was born in Denver. Private services.

Matt "Matty Boy" Toshiro Iguchi, 31, of Kailua died May 23. The family provided incorrect information in an obituary published yesterday.

Nailima "Pinky" Holt Kamaka, 65, of Hilo died May 9 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Chris Piilani Kamaka and one grandson. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Apostles. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.

Florence "Flo" Hung Tau Kim, 77, of Honolulu, died May 8. She is survived by sons Harold, Vernon, Edwin and Ernie; daughters Naomi Nitta, Cynthia Choy and Debbie Skeen; sister Elizabeth Marpel; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Ralph Noburu Kubo, 81, of Hilo, a retired Veterans Administration counseling psychologist and World War II veteran, died May 20 at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Natsuko, son Karl C., daughter JoAnn Okabe-Kubo and one granddaughter. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Cross. Call after 3 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

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