Dorothy Valentina Early, 74,ofHonolulu, died Feb.
She was born in Brooklyn, and was a retired telephone operator and
volunteer for charitable groups.Survived
by sons, Stephen E.M. of California and Patrick J. of New York; daughter, Mrs. Dennis
R. (Eileen) Early-Sadowski; four grandchildren;
sister, Clair C.Smith of New York.[Adv Feb. 27,
Jose Ebanez, 57, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, died Feb.
19, 1995.He was
born in Paauhau and was a professional drywall
taper.Survived by companion, Lorraine Akhay; daughters, Rhoda Usman of
Washington, Jeanette Castillo of Pahala; sons,
Theodore of Honolulu, Damien of Florida and Guy of Kona;
brothers, Miguel of Pahala, Angel Ibanez ofHonolulu, Napoleon
of Hilo, Reuben Ibanez of Nevada, Manuel of California and MagdolinoIbanes; sisters, CelerineLumanian of Pahala, Aurelia Ibanes of Arizona, MargueriteBurns of California, Maria Ibanesof
California. Julia Rances of Pepeekeo,
Patricia Gonsalves of California, JenaPacyao of Honolulu,
California; eight grandchildren. Burial: HawaiiVeterensCemeteryNo.
Garr Ecton Jr., 52, of Honolulu, diedJan. 27, 1995. He was born in Indiana and was employedwith Hawaii
Escrow & TitleInc. Survived by
father,AdrianG. Sr. of Indiana.Burial: NationalMemorialCemetery of the Pacific.[Adv Feb. 7,
of California, formerly of Hawaii, died last MondayDec 25, 1995 at home.Edwards, 63, was born in England.She is survived by husband Bill;son Michael Hunter,
and brother Bryan Hunter. Private inurnment.[SB
David G. Ekern of Kapaa, Kauai, a cement mason, died Dec.
41, was born in Minneapolis.He is survived by parents Donald and Donna;
Molnar. [SB 04/01/1996]
Audrey EllanElderts, 58, of EwaBeach, died Feb.
25, 1995.She was born in Honolulu and was longtime
president of Elderts Maintenance Services, Inc.
Survived by father,Henry Sr.; brothers,
Henry Jr.,and Warren Maitland and
Clayton, all of California; sisters, Carolyn Lee, Geraldine Louise and SugarCabral, both of CA, Andrea Layton of
Washington, Olivia Torres and Heather Chu, both of
CA. Burial: Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. [Adv Feb.
Herbert NahakueluaElderts, 71,ofHilo, Hawaii, died Feb.
He was born in Puna, Hawaii and was a member of JesusFaithDeliveranceChurch, and the AFL-CIO.Survived by wife, Sybil L.; son, HerbertJr.of Honolulu; daughter, Katherine;
stepdaughters, Rachael Hanohano, Sarah Gaison, Eva Rowe, Mabel Iopa,
Sybil Evans and Cathy Lyman; stepsons, Edward, Abraham and Lawrence Poal, Dennis Poal ofKona and George Poalof South
Carolina; sisters, Minnie Kaawaloa, Eleanor
Evangelista and LeinaalaTonupopo
of California; brothers, Raymond, Mathew and Kenneth, all of Honolulu; three
grandchildren.Burial: HawaiiVeteransCemetery #2, Hilo.[Adv Feb. 24,
Marta AbulenciaEleccion, 77, of Honolulu, died Jan.
11, 1995.She was born July
in Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan, thePhilippines. Survived by husband,
Mariano; daughters, RogeliaEleccionAntolin, Tina EleccionBaradi, MarietaEleccionBetiong; stepdaughters, SaturninaEleccionde Gracia, Salome EleccionEleccion; stepson Eusebio; 23
grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; sister Magdalena Leyda. Burial: MililaniMemorial Park.[Adv Feb. 1,
Gabriel WalahianEmpron Jr., 53, of Honolulu, died Jan.
5, 1995.He was born in Honolulu and was a security
guard with Star Protection Agency and an active citizen’s band radio operator
(handle Four String Jammer) and entertainer with
Gaylord and the Shadows.Survived by
wife, Barbara Jean; stepchildren, Kismet K. Gould, LouAnn K.
George, and William L.L. Kaaialii
III; goddaughter, Jolene Caingles; two
granddaughters; brothers, Albert and Frank; and sisters, Becky Tavares of California,
Tavares and Mrs. Harold (Josephine) Floyd of Las Vegas.Burial: Hawaii State Veteran’s
Lihue, Kaui, died Feb. 9,
She was born on Maui and was a retired armory administrator with the
Hawaii National Guard.She was a former professionalhula dancer
and had held positions as chair of the Kauai Democratic Party,president of the Kauai Chapter ofthe HGEA and member of the Kauai Liquor
Control Commission and Police Commission.
She received the Hawaii National Guard’s Medal of Merit and Governor’s
Award for Distinguished Service.
Survived by husband, John; daughter, Mrs. Wallace (Gwendolyn) Rezentes of Lihue; brothers, Walter, Frank, Vernon Gilber and Alvin Correa, all of Maui; sister, Mrs. Ernest
(Connie) Mathias of Maui; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Burial:
KauaiVeteransCemetery.[Adv Feb. 13,
James Enoka, 71, of Puueopaku died Jan
He was born in Papaikou and was a retired maintenance
superintendent with the HiloMedicalCenter.He was a member of the HGEA and the Puueopaku Kumiai.
Survived by wife, Harue;sons, Jimmy and Elmer, daughters, Lucy
Ueno of Oahu, Aileen Otani and Merle Samura, both of Hilo; 12 grandchildren;
great-grandson. Burial: Hawaii Veterans’ Cemetery #2[Adv Jan.
Norman M. Enos of Honolulu, a retired Jet Super
Market produce clerk, died Dec. 28, 1995 in KapiolaniHospital at PaliMomi.Enos, 72, was born in Honolulu. She is survived by
daughters Carlene Lee and Gloria Silva; sons NormanJ. Enos and
Douglas Oshiro; two brothers; two sisters; and seven
grandchildren. [SB 09/01/1996]
Pedro YambotEspiritu, 95, of Aiea, died Jan.
at KuakiniMedicalCenter.He was born October
in Manila, Philippines and was a retired
barber who had many military clients at FortRuger and Schofield to
Barber’s Point.Survived by wife,Emily P.; sons,
Clifford L. of Florida and Peter M.;
stepdaughters, Patsy Garza, Janet Poole of California 17 grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren.Burial: MililaniMemorial Park.[Adv Jan. 28,
85, of Kaneohe, died Feb.
12, 1995.He was born in Idaho and wasa long-time member of the Oahu Country
Club.He was an attorney and businessman
in Honolulu for more than 40 years
and retired from law practice in 1980.
Survived by wife, Florence; son, Robert M.;
daughter,CarolynYeltman;four grandchildren; and two
Hiroshi Eta, 71, of Berkley, CA. formerly ofHilo, died Jan.
30, 1995.He was born in Hiroshima, Japan and was a CaliforniaStatetransportationcivil engineer.Survived by brothers, Takehiro of Hilo and Chiaki of Honolulu.[Adv Feb. 28,
Benjamin CalipEugenio, 79 of Waianae, died Jan.
at WaianaeCoastComprehensiveHealthCenter. He was born March
in Santiago, IlocosSur, the Philippines, and was a member of
the Santagenian Association.Survived by wife, Erlinda
J.; sons, Rogelio, Romeo (Leticia) of Hawaii, Melicio
(Rosita) and Eufemio (Filipina), both of the Philippines; daughters, Yolanda and
Lolita; 24 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren.Burial: MililaniMemorial Park.[Adv Jan. 16,
Thomas Stanford “Tookie” Evans – He was famous for
years as the voice, deep and dignified of small business in Hawaii.But for another generation, he was also the unforgettableSheriffTookie of a daytime television program.On Thursday, friends and fans of Thomas
Stanford “Tookie” Evans will gather at Hosoi Garden
Mortuary for services in memory of the long-time Hawaii entertainer and
entrepreneur who died Jan. 25, 1995 at the age of 67.Evans, executive directorthe Filipino Chamber of Commerce of
Hawaii at the time of his death, had served as the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce’s
vice-president and small business advocate and promoter for overa decade. A graduate of Punohou
who attendedtheUniversity of Hawaii and New YorkUniversity, Evans followed his
older brother Kani intoradio broadcasting careeras an announcer on KGMB radio after World War
II.By 1953, he wasthe gun twirling, sharp shooting sheriff on
Six Gun Theater, KGMB-TV’s Saturday western movie showEvans was no drugstore cowboy, however,
having established a reputationa as an avid
outdoorsman active in scuba diving, skin diving, hunting and water skiing.Being Hawaii’s western hero soon
became too much to bear, however.“He just couldn’t take it anymore”, recalled Evans’ cousin, U.S.
District Court Judge Sam King. “He was a big hero and the kids loved
him, but he found it a very demanding life.” King remembered with a laugh.“Kids recognized him everywhere and he
couldn’t smoke a cigarette or take a drink.” Evans moved into marketing for Hawaii’s major hotels, helping
open up the market to Japanese tourism, serving as director of sales forHilton, AlaMoanaAmericana and Kuilima
hotels here.His trademark nickname, he
told friends, was given to him by an Aleut Indian – a tribe withwhich he claimed kinship.Evns is survived by
his wife, Setsuko; sons, Ray and Ron;and five grandchildren[Adv Jan. 31,
Jason M. Evensen of
Honolu died Tuesday
Dec 26, 1995
at home. Evensen, 66, was born in NorthDakota. He
is survived bysons JayD. and Todd; daughter Teena Simmons; sisters Joyce Cruz and GloriaGreenway;5grandchildren.DonationsmaybemadetotheAmericanHeartAssociation.Services
were private.[SB 01//01/1996]
Anthony Everaert, 69, of Honolulu,diedFeb. 18,
1995.He was born in Kapeile, Belgium, and was a member of
the Order of the Congregation of Sacred Hearts. He was a priest in Hawaii for more than 36 years
on Oahu, Kauai and Maui and was a pastor for 10
years at St. Michael in Waialua. He served as an associate at Waikiki, Wailuku, Lihue, MakawaoandAiea and enjoyed golf and
by brothers, Joseph and Frederick Tits. Burial: HawaiianMemorial Park.[Adv Feb. 22,