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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 20, 2001


Advertiser Staff

ANN WALKER BURNS, a member of a prominent family of sugar industry leaders, died June 16. She was 75. See story.

RALPH MOTOKATSU ASAHINA, 81, of Honolulu, died June 11, 2001. Born in Honolulu. CEO of Universal Construction Inc. Survived by wife, Shizue; sons, Dean and Gene; daughter, Audrey; brothers, Daniel, Richard and Henry; sister, Irene Sato. Service 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

ELEANOR BUELL BANKS, 90, of Hawi, Hawai'i, died June 12, 2001. Born in Sioux Falls, S.D. A schoolteacher retired from Kohala High School. Survived by sons, Robert and Ian; two grandchildren. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at Kalahikiola Congregational Church, Iole, Kohala, Hawai'i; inurnment to follow at Wainaia Cemetery, Hala'ula, Kohala, Hawai'i. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.

JAMES W. "THE CHIEF" BASS, 71, of Honolulu, died June 12, 2001. A retired U.S. Army colonel and physician with Tripler Medical Center. Survived by wife, Beverly; daughters, Pauly Wingers and Brian Ho; three grandchildren; brother, Jerry. Service 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Cathedral. Aloha attire. Inurnment at a later date. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

ELVIN GLENN BICKHAM, 79, of Kane'ohe, died June 15, 2001. A communications specialist retired from Hickam Air Force Base. Survived by wife, Grace; daughters, Geri Sasaski, Glenna Marti and Gay Ann Hite; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; stepsister, Joanna Wenditz. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Informal attire.

ALBERTO "SONNY" R. CASTELLANO, 67, of Wai'anae, died June 13, 2001. Born in Waipahu. A master sergeant retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and systems analyst retired from the State of Hawai'i. Survived by wife, Ropena "Ruth"; sons, Floyd and Ivan; daughters, Arlita Malenky, Clovita Ledward, Doretta Madeira, Estella Tavares, Gina and Joella; brothers, Baceleo and Donald; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wai'anae; Mass 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial 11 a.m. at Hawai'i State Veterans Cemetery, Kane'ohe. Casual attire.

JOSEPH GEORGE COUSSA, 70, of Honolulu, died June 10, 2001. Born in Cairo, Egypt. A retired jewelry representative. Survived by wife, Mary; brother, Raymond; nieces, Rose Ann and Marie Ann. Private service held. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

JOHN FRANCIS "SEAN" DEASY, 78, of Kahului, Maui, died June 19, 2001. Born in Dublin, Ireland. A retired social worker who attended Christ the King Catholic Church. Survived by wife, Evelyn; sisters, Sheila Hendrixson, Ellen Meyers and Rita Cerasana; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church; service 10 a.m.; burial 11:30 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

SOPHIA PAULOS FOX, 90, of Washington, died June 9, 2001. Born in Hawai'i. A retired schoolteacher. Survived by son, William Jr.; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

WILLIAM K. FREW, 63, of Captain Cook, Kona, Hawai'i, died June 2, 2001. Born in Scotland. A retired private maintenance man. Survived by sisters, Anne Gaitens, Jean Torrence and Hannah Abercrombie; caregiver, Joanna Gaspar. Visitation 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday at Kahikolu Congregational Church; service 9 a.m.; inurnment at the church Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Arrangements by Memorial Mortuary.

ARTHUR SIMON ST. GERMAIN, 75, died April 6, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A Kamehameha Schools graduate and U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife, Rosarita; sons, Michael and Ace; a grandson. Service and inurnment 10:15 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

JOSE HIPOLITO JR., 66, of Honolulu, died June 10, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired master craftsman with Kamaka Ukulele. Survived by brother, Melvin and Julian; sisters, Irene Wheeler, Frances Ashley, Lillian Cash and Priscilla Bolongan. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at Depot Beach, Nanakuli. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

SOO AHN "SWANEE" KIM, 87, of Honolulu, died June 9, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A fire captain retired from the Honolulu Fire Department. Survived by wife, Barbara; sons, Dereck and Stephen; sister, Ah Chew "Clara" Goo. Visitation 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service noon; inurnment 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

RENE EUNIKE KOAHOU-FEARING, 30, of Kailua, died June 15, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A licensed practical nurse for the State Hospital. Survived by husband, Robert; daughter, Keahi; mother, Norma "Haunani" Koahou; brother, Sean Koahou; grandmother, Blanche Keahi; grandfather, John Koahou. Visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehamaha Schools; service 10:30 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary.

ELAINE CHING LAU, 80, of Honolulu, died June 14, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by sons, Lawrence, Gregory, Rodney, Dreighton and Bertram; brother, George Ching; sister, Alice Goldsmith; 12 grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church; Mass 11 a.m.; burial 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Mililani Downtown Mortuary.

CLARENCE GEORGE LEWIS, 86, of Kailua, died June 17, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A retired state tax auditor and local all-star baseball player in the 1930s. Survived by children, Diane Weisenburger, Judy Thurston and Ronald Lewis; sister, Irene Cadinha; four grandsons; five great-granddaughters. Private service to be held. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.

YOSHIYUKI ODANAKA, 76, of Pearl City, died June 20, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Hickam Air Force Base. Survived by wife, Hisako; son, Sidney; daughter, Donna Walden; three grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

NANI MICHIE OKAMOTO, 50, of Honolulu, died June 13, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A manager retired from Kaneda's. Survived by son, Marcus; daughter, Christine; brothers, Sanford Kaneda and Alika Kaneda; sister, Joan Kurihara. Service 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

PERFECTO RIVERA, 73, of oma'o, Kaua'i, died June 17, 2001. Born in Hawai'i. A grader operator for McBryde Sugar. Survived by wife, Louise; son, Abraham; brothers, Daniel and Isidro; sister, Lucia Santiago; six grandchildren. Service 11 a.m. Monday at Koloa Christian Church. Inurnment to follow at Koloa Public Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

AGNES EDA SCOTT, 93, of Honolulu, died June 6, 2001. Born in North Dakota. Survived by niece, Marilyn Maddux; sister-in-law, Margaret Hansen. No service. No flowers. Memorial donations to The Arcadia Foundation.

PHYLLIS Y. SELDIDGE, 88, of Honolulu, died June 13, 2001. Born in Kilauea, Hawai'i. Survived by son, Thomas Hahn; daughter, Glenna Anspach; sister, Stella Haan; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. No service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.