Archive for June 8th, 2012

DR. ELIZABETH MCCANN ADAMS

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DR. ELIZABETH MCCANN ADAMS
88, died May 22, 2012, in New Hampshire. A psychiatrist, she treated children and adults in the Hawaii corrections, mental health, and family court systems. In later years she volunteered for the American Cancer Society in Honolulu. The Hawaii Medical Association named her the 1996 Physician of the Year. She was an independent thinker with high standards, a quiet volunteer who asked for little but gave much. In 2000, due to illness, she left her home in Kailua and spent her final years with her children in California and New Hampshire. She is survived by Drs. Jess and Sallie Adams of California and Dr. Ellen Bassett and Jim Bassett of New Hampshire; grandchildren William, Barbara and Henry Adams of California, and Jesse, Johnny Bassett and Hannah Bassett of NH. At her request, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific, Inc., 2370 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Clarence Fontejon Anno

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May 23, 2012
Clarence Fontejon Anno, 49, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Escolastica “Tessie,” brothers Wayne and Frank Jr., and sisters Annie Lynn Anno and Jeannette Petersen. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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DOLORES “DOLLY” CALMERIN ANTOLIN

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DOLORES “DOLLY” CALMERIN ANTOLIN
Age 74, of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away May 18, 2012 in Aiea. Born June 30, 1937 in Lihue, Kauai. A member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pearl City; a product demonstrator at Costco, Iwilei.
She is survived by husband, Edward Antolin; sons, Jesse Antolin, Dereck Antolin, Eric Antolin, Randy (Francoise) Antolin, Perry (Margaret) Antolin; brother, Manuel (Salome)Heresa; sisters, Rose Silva, Maria (Edward) Roberts, Mela (Zeke) Izon, Helena (George) Roach, Pilar Ebalaroza; 6 grand-children; 2 great-grandchildren.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 13) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City); Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Tina Lagunte Bergantinos

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May 25, 2012
Tina Lagunte Bergantinos, 97, of Honolulu died in Waipahu. She was born in Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Ireneo, Amado, Ben and Pat; daughter Aida Baldevarona; brothers Berto, Binong and Anno Lagunte; sisters Miming, Rebecca and Dominga Lagunte; 24 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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ROSITA AGSALOG CASTILLO

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ROSITA AGSALOG CASTILLO
Age 81, of Waipahu, HI, passed away May 11, 2012 in Waipahu. Born September 28, 1930 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Pay N Save in Dillingham; co-founder and treasurer of Sinaitenians of Oahu.
She is survived by daughter, Cheryl (Darren) Cantere; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grand-children; 2 hanai great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Heling Garcia, Nicolasa Palpallatoc, Melva Rapanut, Yolanda Agsalog, Lolita Ines.
Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday (June 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Friday (June 15) at Resurrection of The Lord Church (94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Roy Yoneo Ishihara

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June 4, 2012
The Rev. Roy Yoneo Ishihara, 89, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a pastor at churches in Hawaii and California and a coffee farmer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Oceanside, Calif. He is survived by wife Dorothy; son Timothy; daughters Deborah Ishihara, Sara Addlesberger, Elizabeth Marchak and Naomi Campbell; brother Sakae; sister Tish Kawanami; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Central Kona Union Church, Kealakekua, Hawaii. Services: 3 p.m. Casual attire.

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Luman N. Nevels, Jr.

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LUMAN N. NEVELS, JR.
Aged 88, he died at his beloved home in Hawaii Kai on April 18 surrounded by his family. He was born March 23, 1924 in Portland Maine.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, daughters, Lali DeWolfe and Ranee Lehua Nevels and son Joel Putnam Nevels, deceased. He had 4 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, 3 great grandsons and 1 hanai great granddaughter.
He was a graduate of Bowdoin college and Harvard Law School, a former Judge of the Third Circuit Court and Wake Island. A longtime attorney, he was also a private pilot, an international businessman, writer, land developer, sailing enthusiast and world traveler. He was a former President of the Hilo Rotary Club and the Wahiawa J.C.’s. He founded the Citizenship Training Group and was featured in an article by Bill Lederer, author of The Ugly American. the article was later reprinted by Reader’s Digest. He was often in demand as a public speaker.
He was very proud of his Iroquois Indian blood and with a twinkle in his eye loved to tell people that his Indian ancestors met theirs at the boat not bothering to mention that one of his ancestors arrived on that boat.
He was a veteran of both World II and the Korean War. He was among the youngest Naval Reserve officers commissioned and went on to become one of the youngest Circuit Court Judges in Hawaii. Always colorful, he was known as The Flying Judge as he flew his small plane to hold court around the Island of Hawaii.
Memorial Services June 18, 2:00 p.m. Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Kenneth Kekauoha

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June 3, 2012
Kenneth Kekauoha, 66, of Kaneohe, a carpenter, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Roland J. Kauwe; daughters Margaret “Puka” Penna, Karen and Krisilla Kekauoha, Sabrina Najarian and Sabra Aluli; mother Alice L. Mattos; brothers Gordon, Manu and Glenn Mattos; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hope Chapel Olomana. Casual attire.

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Anna Ngit Wan Choy Lau

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June 2, 2012
Anna Ngit Wan Choy Lau, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Douglas, Jeffrey, Vernon, Wesley, Xavier and Albert Jr.; daughter Melanie Guild; brothers Henry and Arthur Choy; sister Bernice Wong; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Church, 1124 7th Ave., Honolulu. Eulogy and mass: 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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VICTORIA “DELORES” LODWICK

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VICTORIA “DELORES” LODWICK
Age 92, of Pearl City, HI, passed away May 20, 2012 in Wahiawa. Born April 21, 2012 in North Kohala, Big Island.
She is survived by daughters, Victoria A. (Ron) Steidel, Ramona A. (Sparky) Prem; sons, Ronald (Debbie) Salazar, Randolph (Paula) Salazar, Dennis Matias, Robert
(Helen) Matias; numerous grandchildren; great-grand-children, and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 10:00 a.m. Thursday (June 14) at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire.

Grace Martin

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May 8, 2012
Grace Martin, 83, of Mililani, formerly of Halawa, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Larry and Robert Cordeiro, and Paul Martin; daughters Paulette Mesiona, Raynell Park and Jill Torres; brother Morris Lopes-Ah Nee; sisters Tessie Gibbs and Shirley Lopes; 22 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Joyce Elaine McGuire

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May 9, 2012
Joyce Elaine McGuire, 78, of Kailua, a retired Bank of America secretary and an elementary school crossing guard, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Pittsburgh. She is survived by son Robert F., daughter Elaine Tucker, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Visitation and services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Church Uniting Disciples and Presbyterians. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Alzheimer’s Association.

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FRANCIS PAHIA

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FRANCIS PAHIA
Age 85, of Anahola, Kauai, passed away May 5, 2012 in Kauai. Born March 16, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Retired from the United States Air Force, and the Operating Engineers. Predeceased by son: Francis Pahia.
He is survived by wife, Elsie Abigail Kaui Ornellas Pahia; daughters, Patricia Kanohokula, Laura (Ernie) Limo, Linda (Robert) Canincia, Charlene (Letty) Omura, Karen Pahia; son, Gary Francis Pahia; brother, John Pahia of Las Vegas; sister, Rose Gleason; 26 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 10 great-grand-children; step-children, Henry (Rowena) Ornellas, Katherine (Samuel) Huddy, Sr., Patsy (Francis) Hapenney, Daniel Kama;’ 12 step-grandchildren, 22 step-great-grandchildren, 11 step-great-great-grand-children.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

SARAH K. VANN, PH.D

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SARAH K. VANN, PH.D
May 15, 1916 to May 25, 2012
LIBRARY SCHOLAR INTERNATIONAL, PHILANTHROPIST, COMMUNITY ACTIVIST
Dr. Sarah K. Vann died of natural causes at Hi’olani Care Center of Kahala Nui. She was 96 years old and had lived a life of intellectual pursuits, international travel, and information and library studies. Her librarianship took her from her home state of Georgia to New York, the Philippines, and Hawaii, where she taught Library Information Studies at UH Manoa in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Born and raised in Georgia, Sarah Katherine Vann attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her bachelor’s in library science in 1939. Inspired to teach, Dr. Vann enrolled at the University of Michigan and was granted her master’s in Library Science in 1944. From 1945-1960, Dr. Vann taught at the Carnegie Library School, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh. In 1958, Dr. Vann received her Ph.D. in library science from the prestigious University of Chicago Graduate Library School. In 1961, the American Library Association published her respected dissertation, “Training for Librarianship before 1923”, which focused on the Dewey to Williamson period of library school education. She also wrote “The Williamson Report” in 1971 and edited “Melville Dewey: “His Enduring Presence in Librarianship in 1979.
After the Carnegie Library School closed in 1960, Dr. Vann joined the Columbia School of Library Service as a visiting associate professor. Invited by the Rockefeller Foundation to serve as a consultant to the president of the University of the Philippines, Dr. Vann helped to establish the Institute of Library Science there in 1961. After completing this assignment, Sarah spent two years as an associate professor of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin. Selected by the Melvil Dewey Office and the International Relations Committee of the A.L.A., Sarah traveled around the world conducting a field survey of the Dewey Decimal Classification System Use Abroad. The work of surveyors like Dr. Vann had an enormous impact on the seventeenth edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index in 1967.
Upon her return to the United States, Dr. Vann helped to establish the School for Information and Library Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo. At Buffalo, Dr. Vann experimented with the curricula and introduced one of the first library school courses on intellectual freedom. In 1969, Sarah joined the faculty of the newly opened Graduate School of Library Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She taught at UHM for 17 years before retiring in 1986. Actively involved in the American Library Association and other professional associations through her career, Dr. Vann then turned her attention to community organizations, while being honored as a Fulbright Scholar. She became president of the American Association of University Women, Honolulu Branch; president of the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association; president of the Honolulu Media Council; and president of the Friends of the East West Center.
Dr. Vann’s achievements have been recognized numerous times: Scarecrow Press Award, 1962; Distinguished Alumni award from Georgia College, 1966 and the University of Michigan in 1976; Hayes-Fulbright Award, 1972; Melvil Dewey Medal, 1982; Beta Phi Mu Award, 1987. Although Dr. Vann appreciated these honors, she was most proud of her 40 year teaching career, which she considered her most enduring contribution to the field of librarianship. Of extreme importance to her was endowing scholarships that focused on continuing education for students and strengthening communities in Honolulu.
Sarah K. Vann was eternally grateful to Dr. Michael Barham and his St. Clements Episcopal parishioners who visited her weekly at Hi’olani Care Center for their spiritual and compassionate nurturing. Dr. Barnham will officiate at her private interment at St. Andrews Cathedral.

THEODORE PLAISTER

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THEODORE PLAISTER
August 11, 1923 to January 11, 2012
Theodore (Ted) Plaister of Honolulu passed away peacefully on January 11, 2012 at the age of 88, surrounded by his nieces and nephews, in Healdsburg, California. Ted was born at home on Point Loma, in San Diego CA, the son of Deane and Betty Plaister. His father was an engineer who helped build the railroads across the Midwest, and later became a banker in San Diego, CA. His mother taught school in a one room school house in Wyoming.
Ted served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during WWII, and was awarded 2 bronze stars. After the war, he graduated from the University of California at Davis in animal husbandry and took his first assignment as a livestock advisor in Thailand, where he spent many happy years. It was there that he found his natural affinity for languages, and set his sights on becoming a professor. Ted became a teaching fellow at the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan, and returned to Thailand as a lecturer and instructor of English for several years.
Ted attained his professorship in 1967, and taught for over 20 years at the University of Hawaii. He served as an associate professor and founding chairman of the University’s Department of English as a Second Language. Over his career Ted prepared hundreds of students to effectively teach English as a second language. He used his wonderful sense of humor to entertain and inspire his students and colleagues. As he aged, his former student and friend Bob Miller, and loyal friends, including Chuck Whitley and Gary James, along with his kind neighbors, helped care for him in Honolulu.
Ted loved Hawaiian culture and adopted Hawaii as his home. After being diagnosed with dementia, he spent a brief time under the kind care of the people at Lunalilo Home, before moving back to California to be cared for by his niece. The family is also grateful for the assistance provided by Denise Mazzanti from It’s Your Move and Martha Wacker, RN.
A memorial attended by his friends and family was held in San Diego in April. His lifelong friend, Dr. Denny Mauricio, spoke of his generosity and kindness. His student and friend, Albino Garcia, performed a beautiful Native American blessing. Ted was interred with honors at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego near his beloved brothers Deane and Bob, sister Betty, and his father and mother.
Throughout Ted’s life he searched for ways to help people and to bring them together to understand their cultural differences. He mentored and encouraged many young writers, including the wonderful local author Frances Kakugawa. He also provided financial aid for college students, funded dog visitation programs for hospitals, supported an organization for the parents of Gays and Lesbians, helped people with AIDS, supported several civil rights and environmental organizations and helped support disadvantaged families locally and in several countries.
His kind, generous heart and wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed.

FELICIANA TRINIDAD SIAROT

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FELICIANA TRINIDAD SIAROT
Age 91, of Makawao, Maui, passed away May 9, 2012 in Makawao. Born October 20, 1920 in Cebu, Philippines. Retired owner of Fil-American Foods in Honolulu. Member of Filipino Clubs of Honolulu, the Sisters of Mary at St. Elizabeth Church in Aiea and M.C.D. on the Filipino Radio Station on Sundays.
She is survived by son, Alfred Siarot; daughter, Rosa (James) Enriques; 14 grand-children; 14 great-grand-children; 2 great-great-grand-children.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

POLICARPO “CARPO” LOPEZ TABANGCORA

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POLICARPO “CARPO” LOPEZ TABANGCORA
Age 99, of Waianae, HI, passed away May 13, 2012 in Waianae. Born January 20, 1913 in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He left us to be with the Lord on May 13, 2012. Retired from Board of Water Supply as a supervisor after 27 years. Member of Lamb of God Makaha Church.
He is survived by wife, Anadasia “Ana” Tabangcora; daughters, Elsie (Samuel) Kaahaaina, Helen Aken, Shirley Ann (Larry) Holu; sons, Solomon (Clara) Tabangcora, Benjamin (Alice) Baptista, Wayne P. Tabangcora; 34 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday (June 14) at Ark of Safety Christian Fellowship Church (86-015 Farrington Hwy., Waianae); Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (June 15) at Ark of Safety Christian Fellowship Church; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

William Joseph Wolfe

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May 22, 2012
William Joseph Wolfe, 52, of Kaneohe, a landscaper and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Pamela; daughters Sarah, Bridgette and Emily; parents Forrest and Pilar; sisters Debie Webster and Theresa Pallesen; and two grandchildren. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

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