Masayoshi Aihara, 84, of Pearl City, a retired heavy equipment salesman, died Aug. 7, 2003, at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Eileen Y. Yoshikawa, Marilynn S. Aihara and Ellen Y. West; sister Betty M. Kaminaga; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Agapito Rabanio Banaay, also known as "Pete" and "Pitoy," 82, of Waipahu, a retired Oahu Sugar Plantation juvenile patrol officer and truck driver, died Aug. 5, 2003, at home. He was born in Cebu, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Dallas, Dexter, Declan, Darrell, Dunstan and Delwayne; daughters Danette Llanos, Danielle Shimata and Desiree Corish; brother Vidal Banaay; sister Nancy Roylo; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two hanai grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Yoni K. Barrett, 65, of Honolulu, died Aug. 14, 2003, in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in Korea. She is survived by brother Chak Ji Kim and sister Yon Soon Kim. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

L. Reed Brantley, 96, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii and Occidental College professor of chemistry emeritus, died Aug. 14, 2003. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by wife Ruth, stepdaughter Edith McCafferty and one grandchild. No services. Donations suggested to Occidental College, c/o Kevin Crowe, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314.

Jesse Himeo Hanato, 17, of Kailua-Kona, a Kealakehe High School student, died Aug. 9, 2003, in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Himeo "Boss"; stepmother Sarah Vandervort; mother Kelly Connor; brothers Ryan and Teddy Hanato, Mathew Sialana, and John Jr. and Jason Harayda; and sisters Bobbie Awa, Kathy Ewing, Jessica Hanato and Leesha Connor. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery on Queen Kaahumanu Highway 19, mile marker 89, Kailua-Kona. Call after 9 a.m.

Eva Belle Hayashi, 89, of Orange, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, a retired State of Hawaii employee, died March 25, 2003. She was born in Alden, Iowa. She is survived by daughter Marcia Nishino, sister Verna Stone and three grandchildren. Private services.

Gloria Sadako Muraoka, 77, of Honolulu, died Aug. 4, 2003. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband John Y.; son Byron; brothers Roy, James and Frank; sister Harriet Chang; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Matsuko Nagata, 86, of Waialua, died Aug. 2, 2003, in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Richard Y., daughters Rachel N. Koga and Leatrice T. Chun, sisters Fumiko Hirata and Faith Kobayashi, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sean Francis Robbins, 49, of Honolulu, a Legend Seafood Restaurant manager in Waikiki, died Aug. 8, 2003, in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by wife Michie, son Roger, daughter Melody, parents James and Yoshiko, brother Kevin M. and sister Kathleen. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 8:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire.

Gwendolyn Y. Sakamoto, 59, of Honolulu, a Kaimuki High School cafeteria manager, died Aug. 5, 2003, in South San Francisco. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lionel M.; daughters Lynelle Russo, Michelle Laguana and Melanie Sakamoto; mother Flossie Yang; brother Fred Yang; sisters Jade Kikuchi and Allison Michimoto; and one grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Joseph Lehua Santos, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard production planning supervisor, died Aug. 11, 2003, in the Rehab Hospital of the Pacific. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Alice M.K.; daughters Jennifer K. Santos and Marilyn K. Helock; son Irwin P.K.; brothers George K., Emery P., Roland G.L. and Ellowin K.; sisters Marjorie L.K. Smith and Zellora K. and Lavina K. Santos; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Toshiko Leilani "Sally" Tamba, 75, of Waialua, a retired Del Monte Corp. fresh fruit supervisor, died Aug. 3, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kunia. She is survived by daughters Sharen G.L. Sylva and Lauralyn T. Samson; one son; sisters Mitsuko "Queenie" Oandasan, Maude M. Canadilla and Nohea A. Daniel; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Wake: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Efren Esteban Villaros, 42, of Mililani, a retired U.S. Department of Defense employee at Hickam Air Force Base, died Aug. 4, 2003, at home. He was born in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Emelita R., son Alfredo, mother Rosenda, brothers Robert and Nolan, and sisters Josephine Francisco and Elizabeth Villaros. Wake: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m Tuesday and after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

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