Saturday, August 4, 2001

Rosa Maria Banta, 59, of Honolulu, a baker at Moiliili Star Market, died Monday. She was born in Nome, Alaska. She is survived by sons Rocco and Rico, sister Elizabeth Cavota, brothers Ted and Jerry Cavota, and one grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Severina Estacio Eusebio, 84, of Honolulu, died July 26. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Danilo, Erasmo and Maximo; daughters Cecilia Visperas and Carmelita Sapinoro; caregiver Myrel Sapinoro; 25 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park Cemetery.

Freda Ruth Goldman, 80, of Waipahu, a retired teacher, died July 27. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by son Michael and two grandchildren. Private services.

Judith M. Hayasaka, 60, of Honolulu, a retired GTE Hawaiian Telephone Co. supervisor, died July 27 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by husband Alvin, daughter Jill Tomita, brother John Miyake, sister Jane Muraoka and three grandchildren. Private services.

Pamela Iwalani Kaapana, 63, who died July 25 at home, will be remembered in services at noon next Saturday at 454 Keonaona St., Hilo. Call between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Yoshiko "Helen" Kohatsu, 89, of Honolulu, a retired waitress, died July 27 at home. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by brothers Tokio Ige and Seikichi Ige; sisters Shizuko Yamauchi, Yaeko Hanzawa and Nobuko Kobashigawa; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tokuso Koki, 99, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance employee at American Security Bank, died Tuesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Thomas T.; daughters Grace Y. Kikuyama, Stella S. Okuma, Jane K. Matsumoto, Ethel T. Shima, Mildred T. Dicksion and Sally S. Gima; brother Asa S.; sisters Lillian Hewitt, Ruth Y. Onaga and Mabel Uyehara; 27 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kalihi Union Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Herman Elminio Medeiros Sr., 85, of Honolulu, a retired 35-year Hawaiian Electric Co. employee, died Sunday in St. Francis Medical Center West. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mary; son Herman Jr.; daughter Jane Vierra; brother Thomas; sisters Thelma Valentine, Sarah Torres and Dora Morales; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Grace M. O'Kane, 78, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died Monday. She was born in Boston. She is survived by daughter Patricia. Private services.

Beatrice Tsuie Okimoto, 84, of Waianae, a retired state Department of Education cook at Waianae Elementary School, died Wednesday in St. Francis Medical Center West. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by sons Donald and Raymond, daughters Inez Okimoto and Cindy Sugino, and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Ann J. Steljes, 56, of Pearl City, died Wednesday. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by daughter Leea Villarreal, son Tim Litton and one grandchild. Private services.

Shinobu "Doc" Tofukuji, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Kaiser Permanente Foundation pharmacist and a U.S. Army veteran with the 442nd Regimental Comat Team, died Tuesday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Mamoru and Frank. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Makiki Christian Church. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Shizuyo Tokunaga, 98, of Lahaina, a homemaker, died July 27 in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Mike, Takeshi, Akira and Toshio; daughter Kikuyo I. Ishikawa; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Monday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission.

Kikue Ige Toyama, 86, of Honolulu, a retired lab assistant at Queen's Medical Center, died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Waikapu, Maui. She is survived by sons Stanley and Raymond, daughters Elsie Choy and Grace Yasunaga, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rocky King Vladmir Sr., 51, of Pukalani, Maui, a self-employed electrician, died July 28 at home. He was born in San Pedro, Calif. He is survived by fiancee Rana L. Nuesca; sons Rocky Jr. and Mitchell; daughter Priscilla; hanai sons Steven Ware, Desmond Yap and William Province; hanai daughter Ashlee "Nani" Yap; sister Dayna Ramos; and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary, Kahului. Casual attire. Family requests lei only.

William "Pila" Whitmarsh, 45, of Honolulu, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, died Wednesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Barbara Campbell; father William Puaala; companion Reed Hayes; sister Rogerlyn Manning; brothers George Campbell and Samuel Campbell; half-sisters Laurieann, Danisa and Maybell Puaala and Alberta Jones; hanai son Christopher Ovitt; and hanai daughter Rochelle Ovitt. No services.

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