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JAMES KIMO YOSHITO OHTA, longtime Maui resident and the nation's first Asian American to serve as a Boy Scouts of America executive, died May 8 in Honolulu. See story.
PAUL IRVING BANKS, 78, past president of Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., died May 10, 2001. Born in California. Survived by wife, Julie Anne; son, Paul Jr.; daughters, Jana Czech, Sara Banks, Kelly Banks-Hoen; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Jack; sister, Marge Jackson. Visitation 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 4:30 p.m. Private burial. No flowers. Aloha attire. Memorial donations to Hospice Hawaii or Maui Preparatory Academy.
RUBY LEE BROWN, 73, of Kane'ohe, died May 10, 2001. Born in Nashville, Tenn. Survived by sons, Alfred Malone and Roger Brown; daughters, Lynn Brown and Debbie Brown-Taylor; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Maggie Burton. Service held in Chicago. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
STEVEN A. "BULLY" CHRISTIAN, 51, of Wai'anae, died May 1, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Lynn; brother, Walter; sisters, Deborah Simpson, Hannah Suffling and Annabelle Christian. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
VIOLET COULTER, 91, of Honolulu, died May 5, 2001. Born in Wichita, Kan. A retired bookkeeper. Survived by son, Robert. Service 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Central Union Church, Atherton Chapel. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
BEULAH M. CRAIN, 99, of Kailua, died May 10, 2001. Born in Clark, Neb. A retired schoolteacher. Survived by sister, Rachel Parker. Service to be held in Nebraska. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
EMETERIO DeOCAMPO, 94, of Waimanalo, died May 4, 2001. Born in Alaminos, Pangasinan, Philippines. A stevedore retired from McCabe & Hamilton. Survived by sons, Virgilio DeOcampo and Mervin Kukahiwa; daughter, Monalisa Hyatt; hanai daughter, Connie Somera; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 11:30 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Cemetery. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Hilo, 1101 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. or Kokua Nurses, 260 Kamehameha Highway, #212, Hilo, HI 96720. Casual attire. Arrangements by Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
SADIE KALOKUOKAHAKU KAMELAMELA, 82, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died May 7, 2001. Born in Kalapana, Hawai'i. A bartender retired from the former Hukilau Restaurant. Survived by husband, Samuel Jr.; son, Samson Brown; daughters, Ruby Francis and Patsy Brown; stepsons, Samuel and John; stepdaughters, Karen and Cyd; sister, Anna Namuo; brother, Marshall Konanui; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary; service 7 p.m. Graveside service 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
ARDY OLENDO KVANVIG, 56, of Honolulu, died May 3, 2001. An employee of Northwest Airlines. Memorial service 5 p.m. Saturday at Pearl City Elks Club, 98-021 Kamehameha Highway. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
HIDEKO KURISU, 64, of Wahiawa, died May 9, 2001. Born in Nago, Okinawa. Survived by husband, Shoji; sons, Albert and Earl; two grandchildren; brother, Sadao Kishimoto; sisters, Shigeko Hokama, Yoneko Ishikawa and Kiyoko Kinjo. Private memorial service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
EGIDIO "EDIO" FURAGGANAN MADDAGAN, 67, of Honolulu, died May 3, 2001. Born in Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines. A salesman with San Miguel Corp., also retired from Duty Free Shop, Waikiki. Survived by wife, Adela; sons, Roland, Gil and Noel; daughters, Madeline Santos and Mary Clavecilla; five grandchildren; brother, Tony; sisters, Frances Reyes, Tita Maddagan, Edith Jamon, Susana Fronda and Yolanda Cadavona. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel; service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8 a.m. Friday at St. Philomena Church; Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
JOHN E. McCORMACK, 84, of 'Ewa Beach, died May 11, 2001. Born in Honolulu. A war-dog trainer and World War II veteran. Survived by wife, Phyllis; sons, William and James; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; sister, May Knott. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary; service 12:15 p.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.
MITSURU "CRACKER" NAKAGAWA, 68, of Papa'aloa, Hawai'i, died May 6, 2001. Born in Honohina, Hawai'i. A laboratory technician for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. Survived by son, Leland; brothers, Masayuki and Akira; sisters, Yaeko Fujino and Hisako Yamachika. Private service held. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Hilo.
ANN CONCETTA SARUBBI, 73, of Honolulu and New York, died May 7, 2001. Born in Yonkers, N.Y. Survived by son, Phillip; daughter, Deborah Ann Conklin; sister, Alvina Pessalano; three grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.
GEORGE IGNACIO SOUZA, 75, of Honolulu, died May 5, 2001. Born in Honolulu. Retired from Hickam Air Force Base. Survived by sister, Agnes Flansaas. Service noon Saturday at Hale'iwa Beach Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
NATSUKO TASHIRO, 91, of 'Aiea, died May 9, 2001. Born in Honoapu, Hawai'i. A retired cook helper for Wisteria Restaurant. Survived by sons, Clarence, Stanley and James; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Kiyoshi Nakazaki; sisters, Yukiko "Alice" Yamada and Tatsuyo Taba. Visitation from 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Casual attire.
YATARO WADA, 84, of 'Ewa Beach, died May 6, 2001. Born in Puna, Hawai'i. Retired city and county employee. Survived by wife, Fujie "Fuzzy"; sons, Ronald "Fish," Brian and Clete "Stretch"; daughter, Noreen Miyahara; sister, Kazuno Sugihara; seven grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.