DR. PHILIP LIU Dr. Philip Liu, 73, of Quincy, MA, and Honolulu, HI, died in Boston, MA on September 20, 2014. A memorial service will be held at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City on October 5, 2014, at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, a tax deductible contribution may be made to: Dr. Philip Liu Fund for Medical Education, c/o Hawaii Community Foundation, 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813. For obituary information, www.dolanfuneral.com
JOHN BURNETT KRAMER John Burnett Kramer, born on October 13, 1921, Honolulu, Hawaii to Joseph George and Marie Victoria (Estrella) Kramer and died on September 19, 2014 at Hawaii Kai ARCH in Kuliouou. He was preceded in death by his wife Manuela (Calaycay) Kramer and son Michael Wayne Kramer. He is survived by daughters Nona (Herb) Wilson, Volcano, HI, Marie (Doug) Johnson, Honolulu, HI and sons Matthew (Lou) Kramer, Chandler, AZ, and Ricky (Carol) Kramer, Makawao, HI, 12 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. His greatest joy in those later years occurred when he was visited by his children and grandchildren either in person or via Skype. John’s extensive business career began with Gaspro. He held various positions as an auditor and ended his career as Vice President of Investments and Securities with Prudential Bache. His side career in music also brought him much success acquiring awards for two gold albums (Exotica with Martin Denny and Taboo with Arthur Lyman) and one gold record (Yellow Bird with Arthur Lyman). His achievements as a self- taught musician with the bass fiddle as his primary, but certainly not his only instrument, took him from backyard luaus to the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. Visitation will occur at Borthwick Mortuary on Mauna Kea Street, between the hours of 0900 and 1000am after which we will celebrate his life with a program featuring family and friends. Please join us for brunch and talk story from 1100 to 1200 then travel to the beautiful windward side and Hawaiian Memorial Park for burial at 1pm. Aloha attire please.
ALBERT AL ARATA ANDOW Age 87, of Kailua, passed away September 13, 2014 in Kailua. Born August 13, 1927 in Kona, Hawaii. Owner of Ethel’s Delicatessen; U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by wife, Jan T. Andow; son, Andrew (Kathy) Andow; daughters, Naomi (Raymond) Kanna, Ramona (Gary) Andow-Azumi, JoAnn (Peter) Andow-Watts; sister, Yoshiko Maeda; 8 grand- children; 2 great-grandchildren. Private services were held.
BENILDA FELIX BATACAN Age 76, of Waipahu, HI, passed away September 8, 2014 in Waipahu. Born October 29, 1937 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Graduate of Ilocos Norte High School Class of 1955. She is survived by husband, Filemon A. Batacan; son, Jaysen F. Batacan; daughters, Victoria (Mark) Hodge, Beverly Judy (Cliff) Villanueva; sister, Trinidad Domingo; 6 grand- children; 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Oct 5) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy. 96797); Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.