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NICANOR RAMOS ANASTACIO SR., 93, of Honoka'a, Hawai'i, died March 27, 2002. Born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired as an employee of Hamakua Sugar Co. Survived by wife, Faye; son, Nicanor Jr.; daughter, Arlyn; sister, Claudia Calivoso; seven grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honoka'a, Mass 7 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church, service 10 a.m.; burial at Honoka'a Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
RUFINO BAGONA BARON, 97, of Honolulu, died March 14, 2002. Born in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Retired from Gay & Robinson Sugar Plantation on Kaua'i. Survived by wife, Perlita; sons, Robert and Jon; daughter, Maria Guieb; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Mass 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, service noon; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
DEBRA JEAN BOYMAN, 45, of Honolulu, died March 15, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by mother, Adela Gorospe; brother, Joe Gorospe; sister, Cresencia "Chris" Wong. Visitation 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church, Mass 11:30 a.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
WILLIAM WAH YEN CHANG, 81, of Honolulu, died March 27, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired federal machinist. Survived by wife, Pearl; daughters, Jade and Hope; brothers, Walter and Raymond; sister, Edith Tom; a grandchild. Visitation 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, service 12:30 p.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
RITA MATILDA CHU, 80, of Kane'ohe, died March 28, 2002. Born in He'eia. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Walter Sr.; sons, Walter Jr., Roland and Daniel; sisters, Ella Chai and Cecilia Ceballos. Visitation 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Mass 11:30 a.m.; burial 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.
DANIEL PAUL DIMMITT, 48, of Hilo, Hawai'i, died March 27, 2002. Born in California. Survived by daughters, Daniella and Darshana; father, Richard Dimmitt; mother, Marlene Salmon; mother of his children, Elayne Dimmitt; two brothers; four sisters. Mainland service. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary-Hilo.
WALTER PUA HOOPII SR., 83, of Kahakuloa Village, Maui, died March 22, 2002. Born on Maui. Retired as a self-employed carpenter, master cabinet-maker and licensed contractor. Survived by sons, Clarence, Norman, Leroy and Gilbert; daughter, Bernice Kekona; brother, John Ah Puna; half brothers, Ronald Kenolio, Herbert Kenolio, Richard Hoopii and Soloman Hoopii; sisters, Susan McLov and Mable Woods; half sisters, Cyrile Kealohanui, Abigail Morris and Alice Hoopii; 22 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. Wake 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary, service 3 p.m.; cremation to follow. Casual attire.
RYAN ULYSSES LIGERALDE, 6, of Waipahu, died March 24, 2002. Born in Riverside, Calif. Survived by parents, Greg and Daisy Ligeralde; brother, James; grandparents, Ernesto and Rosalina Ligeralde. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park mauka chapel, service 7 p.m. Visitation also 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, Mass 12:30 p.m.; burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
ELIZABETH DIAZ PAGAN, 76, of Makawao, Maui, died March 25, 2002. Born in Pa'ia, Maui. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Manuel "Boy" Planesi, Leslie Pagan, Jeff Pagan, Kenneth Pagan and Larry Winstein; daughters, Linda Saranillio, Betty Texeira, Jane Ortiz and Kathleen Pagan-Sandoval; hanai son, Travis Pagan; stepson, Ralph Pagan; stepdaughters, Agnes Cravalho and Rose Pagan; 44 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren. Wake 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary, eulogy 7 p.m., service 7:30 p.m. Visitation also 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Makawao, Mass 11 a.m.; burial noon at Makawao Cemetery. Casual attire.
MARTIN M. "BUTCH" REGO, 58, of Waipahu, died March 22, 2002. Born in Honolulu. A retired construction foreman. Survived by parents, Martin and Loretta Rego; sons, Derrick and Reyn; daughters, Danny, Dez and Randy; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Service 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. No flowers. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.
HARRY KENNETH SIRKUS, 47, of Ha'iku, Maui, died March 27, 2002. Born in Los Angeles. A Realtor who was a broker for Landmark Maui Properties; also a co-founder of Maui Animal Rescue & Sanctuary. Survived by wife, Lori; mother, Marion Sirkus; stepdaughters, Jesica Warren and Stacey Warren; sisters, Alexandra Genova and Denise Sirkus. Celebration of life 2:07 p.m. April 13 at his residence, with a tree-planting ceremony at 3:27 p.m. Memorial donations to Maui Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, 315 Pa'uwela St., Ha'iku, HI 96708. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.