Archive for November 5th, 2017

Ernest “Doc Ernie” P. Alaimalo, M.D.

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54, of Pearl City, died on October 26, 2017 in Pearl City. He was born in San Diego, California. Visitation: 10 a.m.; Services: 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.
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Wataru Anzai

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99, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on October 5, 2017. He was born in Waipahu. Private services held.
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Eleanor Cecelia Ewaleilani Apolo

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Eleanor Cecelia Ewaleilani ApoloEleanor "Cecelia" Ewaleilani Apolo, 90, of Nanakuli, medically faded into eternal life early Sunday morning on October 22, 2017. She is survived by her children, Virginia Ching, Russell Burt, Margaret (Sam Kamelamela), Harry (Maile), and Gwendolyn Apela, and Phillip Whitney. Other survivors include 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 13 great- great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation is at 8:30 am to 10 am at St. Rita's Church in Nanakuli. Mass at 10:30 am to 11:30 am, followed by burial at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Arrangements Provided By: Oahu Cemetery Association

Ricardo L. Banis

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93, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Wahiawa on September 20, 2017. He was born in Waialua. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Mililani Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Services: 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 9 at Mililani Mauka Chapel. Burial: 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
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Romeo Collado Barnatia

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57, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 20, 2017. He was born in Cabanatuan City, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30-9:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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CRISANTA “CRISING” (CAMAGON) BONILLA

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CRISANTA 81, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away peacefully with family on her side, on Sept. 20, 2017, under hospice care at Palolo Chinese Home in Honolulu. Born on Aug. 11, 1936 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Parents are Ceferino Camagon and Arsenia Ulep. She moved to Hawaii in 1990. She was a strong woman with a strong sense of family. She took pride of her children and grandchildren. She was fond of sharing news about them and would be all too glad to show pictures she carries with her. She had an entrepreneurial spirit, engaged in successful buy/sell trade of gold coins, frozen and smoked fish in the Philippines. In Honolulu, she was a salesperson at Jimmy's Produce Store until 2011. She was a warm, engaging, and a hardworking woman, who is also good at numbers, all good attributes in her vocation. She loved flowers and ornamental plants. Despite her frail health, she would get up early, pick flowers from the garden and arrange them beautifully. She is survived by her loving family; husband of 62 years, Carmelo "Melo" Bonilla Sr.; 6 children, Eileen (Ernie) Bagay, Lito (Irina), Marizza (Pablito) Pasalo, Alex (Vicky), Noel, Melinda (Tom) Puetz; 9 grand- children, Mark, Raffy, Rachel, Cassie, BJ (Euselyn), Xander, Andrew, Jordan, Eddie; great grandchildren, Nathan, Teddy; brothers, Alejo and Apolinario. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Service on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Viewing & Mass (9am-12pm) at St. Philomena's Catholic Church, 3300 Ala Lualani St., Salt Lake, Honolulu, followed by Burial & Reception (1-3pm) at the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Kaneohe.

Ninfa Garcea Buenafe

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68, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on May 3, 2017. She was born in Philippines. Visitation: 8:30AM; Services: 9:30AM on Thursday, November 9 at St. Joseph Church (Waipahu).
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Andres Antes Cabingas

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87, of Lahaina, died on October 28, 2017 in Lahaina, Maui. He was born in the Philippines. Visitation: 8 am; Services: 11 am to 12pm on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului. Burial: 12:30 pm at Maui Memorial Park in Wailuku.
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Pauline Chang

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99, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 12, 2017. She was born in Beijing, China. Private Services.
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Marie Elaine Chargualaf-Tuilaepa

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54, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 17, 2017. She was born on Guam. Services: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.
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Hiroshi Chinen

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Hiroshi Chinen89, of Kaneohe, saw the glory of God, as Heaven opened its gates and joyously received him on October 14, 2017. Born in Lahaina, Maui, he retired as the Shipyard Facilities and Equipment Administrator for Matson Navigation Company. He touched many lives as his lifetime ministry of serving our Lord was shared throughout the world. Hiroshi's presence will be greatly missed; however, we rejoice with him, as he is in the presence of our Loving Father. Preceded by his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by his children, Cynthia (John) Bortfeld, Sandra (Glenn) Shimabukuro, Calvin (Joy) Chinen, and Paul (Doreen) Chinen; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and his siblings, Fusako Chinen, Mitzi Yoshimoto, Stanley Seie (Miriam) Chinen and Nancy (Robert) Okuda. Come celebrate Hiroshi's legacy at Kalihi Union Church on Friday, November 10, 2017. Visitation from 8:30 a.m.; "Celebration of Life" service at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

Helen Keiko Harada Ezaki

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91, of Honolulu, a retired home economics teacher, passed away on Sept. 21, 2017 in Honolulu. She graduated from the University of Hawaii, and taught at Honokaa High, where she met her late husband, Minoru. After they married, she spent a year at Kohala High and a year at Columbia University. She then spent two years at Hilo Intermediate, two years at Dole Intermediate, and 30 years at McKinley High. She is survived by son, Bruce (Laura); daughter, Lori Chun; brother, William Harada, and by four grandchildren. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: HOSOI GARDEN MORTUARY

JANET “JANE” KIM LUN GAISON

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JANET Janet "Jane" Kim Lun Gaison, 87, of Waipahu, Hawai'i, passed away on October 23, 2017 at Tripler Army Medical Hospital. Jane was born on August 5, 1930 in Kalihi, Honolulu and was raised there with her parents and nine siblings. She was the second youngest child of Mary and Yuen You Kam and a proud graduate of Roosevelt High School in 1948. She lived in Alaska, Colorado, New Jersey, Washington, and California before returning to Hawai'i. She spent her years supporting her Master Sergeant husband, William, as a military homemaker and lovingly raising her four children. She worked briefly as a substitute teacher and teacher aide, as well as a Customer Service Clerk at Sears, Roebuck & Company. Jane is survived by her daughters Jill (Wayne) Gaison-Ganiko and Jana (Wayne) Gaison-Terukina, brother Robert Kam, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchilden, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Kamahalo Gaison, her eldest daughter, Janet Baricar, and youngest daughter, Jodi Gaison. Memorial and tribute services will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Borthwick Mortuary, Mauka Chapel, 1330 Maunakea St., Honolulu, Hawai'i. Burial will be on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).

Clarice Jewel Galvez-Heilbron

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Clarice Jewel Galvez-HeilbronFebruary 23, 1986 - October 18, 2017 Clarice Jewel Galvez-Heilbron died on October 18, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Ian Louis Heilbron; parents Adrian and Lerina Galvez; sister Camille Galvez; nephew Aiden Kuklinsky; grandmother Pacita C. Saludes; grandfather Rev. Jaime F. Galvez, Sr; and numerous aunties, uncles and cousins. She attended Kalei'opu'u Elementary, Waipahu Intermediate, and her high school years at University Laboratory School, a 2004 graduate. She left home at age 18 to pursue her Bachelor Degree of Social Work at Seattle University in the state of Washington. This place is where she met the love of her life and soulmate. When she came home during her summer vacations, she was always drawn to work with special needs children at August Ahrens Elementary School. After graduation at Seattle University, she was employed by Family Focus in Seattle which contracted her as Behavioral Specialist to help with students with special needs at North Bend Elementary School in the suburbs of Seattle. Clarice also worked as Information Technologist at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. In the summer of 2013, she came home to Hawaii to pursue her desire to work with children with severe disabilities. She received her Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education at UH Manoa in May 2015. Clarice taught Special Education at Ewa Elementary School for 3 years. She lived her 31 years of life to its fullest, loving God, family time, traveling, and her adventures with food and wine. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Honolulu First Church of the Nazarene, 408 N Judd St. Visitation: 9:00am; Service: 10:00 am; Lunch to follow. Burial at 1:30pm at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Julia Dolores Gonzalez

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81, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 9, 2017. She was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.
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Sadako Hamashige

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102, of Wailuku, died on October 24, 2017 in Wailuku. She was born on February 22, 1915 in Honolulu. Visitation: 5pm; Service: 6pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Nakamura Mortuary Burial: 9am on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Maui Veteran's Cemetery Makawao.
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Mitsuo Hasegawa

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88, of Hilo, Hawaii, died in Hilo on October 17, 2017. He was born in Hilo. Visitation: 3:00 p.m.; Services: 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo.
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Kiyoshi Hayama

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98, of Honolulu, a retired civil engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration, passed away on October 5, 2017 at Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son, Michael (Laurel); daughter, Lynne Otsuka; brother, Keith; sisters, Alice Inouye, Hazel Yasuda, Betty Higashino, Ethel Ishii and Beatrice Choy; and by five grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Private services held. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Ruby Asako Hayashida

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Ruby Asako Hayashida85, of Honolulu, a retired cosmetologist, passed away on October 3, 2017 in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by her husband, Harry, and by nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by daughter, Kathy. The family would like to extend appreciation to Dino and Essie Falarca (Essie had recently passed away), Daniel and Quennie Rose Felarca, Jonathan Felarca and Andrea Umipig for caring for Ruby so lovingly and compassionately. Visitation is at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. The service begins at 11:00 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Arrangements Provided By: Hosoi Garden Mortuary

Barbara Louise Mclean Higgins

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Barbara Louise Mclean HigginsAge 87, passed away October 1st early in the morning at her home surrounded by loving family members. A private memorial ceremony will be held by family members in the coming months. Her husband of 54 years, Everett Chipman Higgins (Chip) passed away in Honolulu in 2004. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the eldest of three children. She attended Hood College and then married Chip, a graduate of the Naval Academy. She lived in many places as the wife of a Naval officer, but has lived in Honolulu for the past 46 years. She is survived by her brother Bard McLean, her daughters Marjorie Higgins Nailor and Neal Higgins Walters; her son Ronald DeWolf Higgins; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Barbara had lifelong interests in the arts, in American history, and in gardening. She was a docent at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery and her beloved Honolulu Museum of Art specializing in modern art. She was past President of the Colonial Dames of Hawaii, and a long time Regent of the Kenmore Plantation and The George Washington Foundation in Fredericksburg, Virginia. These foundations have preserved the boyhood home of George Washington and the home of his sister Betty Washington Lewis. She was an active member of the Garden Club of Honolulu and the Garden Club of America where she served on multiple executive committees including the Executive Board. She received the 1990 Garden Club of America Conservation Award. She was also a long time member of the Outrigger Canoe Club and the Oahu Country Club. However, her greatest interest was in her family. She sponsored family reunions in many places in the United States and Europe; and hosted many family gatherings in Honolulu during the summer and during Christmas vacations. She has passed on her love of the arts, American history, and gardening to her children and grandchildren. She is missed and will be missed, but will live in the hearts of her family and friends. To express condolences and/or make a donation in her honor: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 So. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96814 or The George Washington Foundation, 1201 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 23401.

Richard K.D. Hong

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77, of Kailua, Hawaii, died in Kailua on October 4, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Inurnment: 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Violette M. Ibarra

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67, of Kalihi, died in Honolulu on September 27, 2017. She was born in Kapa'a, Kaua'i. Visitation: 10:00 a.m.; Services: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Jose Baybabo Idnay

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69, of Las Vegas, NV, died on October 1, 2017 in Kahului, Maui. He was born on July 18, 1948 in the Philippines. Visitation: 9:am; Service: 10am on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Burial: 12:30 pm at Maui Memorial Park.
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Gary Infiesto

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'73 grad from Aiea passed October 28, 2017 in Washington. A sportsman who fished Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest. Head-strong, free-spirited; a devoted brother, uncle, and friend; a chef; a craftsman; a student of rivers and tables. He will be sorely missed. Family Service in WA.

Roy Shunji Ishikawa

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77, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Honolulu on October 25, 2017. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 1:00 p.m.; Services: 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
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Roger Rusty Kalaaukahi

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68, of Makakilo, a Marine Veteran and a retired member of the Hawaii Carpenter's Union, died on October 6, 2017 at Kaiser Moanalua. He is survived by his wife Esther; son Roger Jr.; daughters Lokelani and Lehua Kalaaukahi; brothers Ronald, James, Jackie, Donald, Clyde, Calvin, Patrick & George; sisters Sharon and Wanda; and 3 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services at 11:00 a.m. and Burial at 1:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary

DORIS K.T. KAM

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DORIS K.T. KAM93, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, passed away on October 8, 2017 at the Palolo Chinese home. She was born in Waipahu to Henry Hon Kam and Alice Mau Cook on November 25, 1923. She attended August Ahrens School, Waipahu Elementary, Waipahu High School and graduated from St. Andrew's Priory in 1942. She worked at Hickam AFB from 1942 to 1951; and later at the Waipahu Community Church and the Lualualei Federal Credit Union. In 1989, at age 65, she started her employment with McDonald's Hawaii and remained in their employ for the next 23 years, retiring in 2012, one month shy of her 89th birthday. She truly enjoyed her work at McDonald's and her fellow workers readily embraced her as "Popo". Her two favorite and much watched TV programs were UH Wahine Volleyball and Korean Drama. She was a sister, a daughter and, until their death, the primary caregiver for her parents. And for her many nephews and nieces, a special aunt and a "second mom". She was preceded in death by her parents and her six siblings: Lawrence, Rose, Alfred, Miriam, Theodore and Lillie. She is survived by sister-in-law Alice Kam; nephews Dennis Kam (Cynthia), Lawrence Woode, Jr. (Nadine), Donald Woode (Vickie), Robert Woode, Henry Woode (Nani), Clyde Woode (Lynette) and Gary Kam (Rhonda); nieces Sharon Chu (Ed), Linda Quintana (Alan), Donna Burkeen (Roy), Joyce Yuen, Loretta Wee (Dennis), Lorene Lee (Tony) and Lori Segawa (Ross); and many loving grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews and great- grandnieces. Visitation 9:30 am with service 10:30 am, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Mililani Mortuary Downtown Chapel, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Burial to follow at 2:00 pm at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

NANI KAMAKA

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NANI KAMAKACharlotte "Nani" Puanani Dias Kamaka, 73, of Honolulu, passed away October 19, 2017. She was born August 6, 1944 in Honolulu and was a newspaper carrier for Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser for over 50 years. She is survived by 5 children, Albert "Honey Boy" (Andrea) Kamaka, Charlotte "Honey Girl" (Art) Kamaka, Cindy (Billy) Freitas, Charles Kamaka, Jr., and Denise Kamaka; sisters, Katie Palama (James) and Yvonne Heanu; 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017, at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation 5:30-9:00 p.m. Wake service 6:30 p.m. Graveside service and burial will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., November 7, 2017, at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

ROBERT TERUO KAMIHARA

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ROBERT TERUO KAMIHARA74, of Waianae, a retired Finish Carpenter, passed away October 18, 2017 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Waipahu. Survived by wife, Judy K. Kamihara; daughter, Karen Kamihara; sister, Lillian Takai. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. Thursday November 9, 2017 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, East Chapel. Service begins at 5:00 p.m. Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC

ALEXANDER WYPER KANE

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ALEXANDER WYPER KANEAlexander Wyper Kane was born in Hamilton, Scotland on June 19, 1920. He passed away peacefully in Henderson, Nevada, October 15, 2017. Alex immigrated with his family to New Zealand in 1925 and lived a happy life in Gisbome, a swimmer, horseman, champion track runner and enjoying the vigorous family life on the Kane Farm. In 1942 he joined the New Zealand Air Force, and was secondered to the RAF in England to fly Spitfires and Hurricanes at Cranwell Air Force College, the air force academy of Great Britain, and throughout Europe during World War II. Alex returned to New Zealand to marry his childhood sweetheart, Eileen Mary Schollum and commence his commercial flying career in Australia, Holland, Indonesia, Kuwait, and Hawaii. He flew 24 different aircraft through 32 different airports. In 1967 tragedy struck when Alex's beloved wife, Eileen, passed away. He moved to Hawaii commencing a new career, Kane International Corp. Building Materials Distribution which is a vibrant part of Honolulu now owned by son, John Kane. In 1971 Alex met Roberta "Bobbie" Watson, a public relations executive. Their married life has been exciting filled with love, travel, and family events. Alex Kane is survived by his wife Roberta and his children Barry, Peter, Deborah and John, and by his stepchildren Michael Watson, Pamela Watson Rapoport, Thomas Watson and all of their families, and his sister Cherry Warren. Alex was a Lifetime Rotarian since 1952. Donations may be made to the Alex Kane Foundation for Rotary, 111 S. Gibson Rd., Apt. 10-104, Henderson, NV 89012.

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