Age 76. He was born on October 9, 1934 in Kalihi, spent many of his formative years growing up in Damon Tract – M Road, and died at home under Hospice care with his family on November 5, 2010, losing his fight with cancer.
He was a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. Communications I&M District Supervisor of 30 years. He was an active member of the Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club for 54 years. He was also a former Deputy Sheriff with the State of Hawaii Department of Public Safety. Over the years he retained longtime active memberships with Honolulu Elks Lodge #616, Excelsior Lodge No. 1 and Harmony Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Field Artillery Officer Candidate School in Fort Sill, OK, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 140, the Damon Tract Ohana, the Wong Ohana and the (Sunday) Waikamilo Gang.
Alan, also known as “Chico” or “Bappy” to those closest to him, is best remembered by his open, easy and friendly nature, his booming laughter, and his wonderfully gifted singing voice. Some of his proudest moments were performing and touring with the Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club to Japan and the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, his Army tour of duty in Korea, and working with the Hawaiian Telephone Co. He was most happy just being a proud and supportive husband, father and grandfather, uncle and grand uncle to all of his family, and a friend to all.
He is survived by wife, Loretta Chang Baptist; son, Michael (Karen) Baptist; daughters, Michele Sisiam and Liana (Jean-Pierre) Bisch; sister-in-law, Carol Baptist; and grandchildren, Jaimee, Nicole, Camille, Clark, Monet, Raine and Gisele. Hanai family: Eddie Wong, Ronald “Logi” Wong (deceased), Larry Wong, Ben Wong, Melsa Ann Takamatsu, Candace Aki and Norman Palenapa.
Visitation at 9:00 a.m., Friday (Nov. 19) at Waikiki Elks Club. Memorial service at 10:00 a.m., followed by scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. Leis welcome.