Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Peter G. Cano Jr., 64, of Killeen, Texas, a distribution truck driver for Killeen Independent School District, died May 19. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is survived by wife Phyllis; daughters Christi and Vicki of Koloa, Hawaii; and sisters Dorothy Hille and Josephine Alvarado. Services on the mainland.

Milagros Sagolili Gancinia, 74, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died Thursday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Ewa Beach, Oahu. She is survived by sons Alberto Galarce and Augusto and Mario Gancinia, daughter Adoracion, sisters Esperanza Rojo and Nancy Sagolili, and 13 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Honokaa County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Betty Jo Hallstrom, 79, of Manoa, died June 1 at home. She was born in Salt Lake City. She is survived by husband James, son Jim, son Don, daughter Kathy Jo McKinlay, sister Mary Lou Nelson, 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at the Tabernacle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1560 S. Beretania St. Call between 10 and 11:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers.

Mineharu Kawasaki, 71, of Los Angeles, a retired typewriter repairman, died May 14 in Los Angeles. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Toshiaki and sisters Hisae Nakashima, Alison Kita and Naomi Abe. Private urn committal.

Jacqueline Norene Lewis, 70, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired self-employed draftswoman, died last Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. She is survived by daughter Candy Mansanas, sister Joycelyn Shank, brother Richard Wyant and five grandchildren. Private services.

Aiko Matsumoto, 82, of Honolulu, died June 2 in Straub Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sisters Mineko Okamoto and Makoto Sumida, hanai family Thomas and Beatrice Pacheco, and two hanai grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Edwin Dexter "Banana" Sales, 49, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a field supervisor for the former Ka'u Agribusiness, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Elton, Lui and Kenny; daughter Michelle Cabalar; hanai father Tadasu Muraoka; hanai son Kihei; brothers Felipe, Edwardo, Mariano and Randall; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center. Call after 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Randall David Santos, 52, of Mililani, a laundry manager in the hotel industry, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tasi, son Ryan, daughter Erica, father Walter and brothers Billy and Greg. Memorial services over ashes: 7 p.m. Friday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Soichi "Jonah" Uehara, 80, of Honolulu, a retired English instructor for the University of Hawaii at Kapiolani Community College, died May 24 at home. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Angela; son Neal; daughters Ann Flores, Lea Heide and Patricia Uehara; brother Tsugio and three grandchildren. Private services.

Noboru Wakida, 80, of Paukaa, Hawaii, a retired mechanic for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co., died Wednesday at home. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Masae; son Michael; daughter Sheryl Shiroma; brothers Wally S., Kazuo and Haruo; sisters Masuyo Oyama, Kimie Ogomori and Miwako Yoshida; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Graveside committal services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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