Rodney E. Mariano Rodney E. Mariano of Honolulu died at his residence on

March 10, 2000, at the age of 60.

Born Aug. 7, 1939, in Makaweli, Kaua’i,

he served as a sergeant with the U.S. Army, was a Vietnam veteran, an American

patriot, and proud to serve his country. He was also a graduate of Waimea High

School, class of 1957.

He is the son of the late Joseph Mariano and the

late Ida Jordan-Mariano.

He is survived by his son, David Mariano of

Alabama; his daughter, Michelle Mariano of O’ahu; one brother, Jerome (Beverly)

Mariano of O’ahu. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph “Sonny” Mariano

of Texas. Also surviving are four sisters: Marjory (Rudy) Starmen of New

Mexico, Jeanette (Donald) Johnson of Arkansas, Betty-Ann (Chang-Cheo) Lee of

O’ahu, and Jasmine (Keith) Hardy of Kaua’i; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives

and friends.

Services were held on March 16, at St. Pius X Catholic Church

on O’ahu; burial followed at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at

Punchbowl, with full military honors.

Arrangements were handled by

Borthwick Mortuary on O’ahu.

Sylvia Koerte McLinn

Sylvia W. (Koerte)

McLinn, of Lihu’e, Kauai, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on April 10, 2000,

at the age of 64.

Born in Lihu’e, Kauai on Sept. 26, 1935, she was a

secretary with Roberts Tours, Inc.

She is survived by: one son: Gerald

Nishibata of Lihu’e; her mother: Louise Nishibata of Lihu’e; five

grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her sister: Rochelle (Joe) San

Augustine of Kekaha, Kauai; one uncle, one aunt, numerous nieces, nephews and


Friends may visit with the family at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 14,

at the Lihu’e Lutheran Church; service officiated by Pastor Kirchner will

begin at 10 a.m. followed by interment at the Lihu’e public cemetery. Casual

attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island

Mortuary, Ltd.

Marcial Baptista

Marcial Medina Baptista of Kapa’a,

died April 9, 2000, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 82.

A retired

rigger worker for Pearl Harbor, he was born June 30, 1917, in Hawai’i.


is survived by two daughters: Beverley “Bev” Palau of Kekaha and Iris

(Farrington) Kaluma of Washington; three sisters: Salome Rivera of Kalaheo,

Maxima (Americo) Morris, Sr. of Kalaheo and Alice Richardson of California;

seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and


Services are scheduled for Monday, April 17, at the Kaua’i

Veterans Cemetery Pavilion in Hanapepe.

Visitation will be at 9 a.m.

Prayer services will be at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at the Veterans

Cemetery. Father Keahi of Holy Cross Catholic Church will officiate.


attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick/Kaua’i



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