Obituary for July 11, 2000

Donato (Dan) Anton Pantone of Kalaheo died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Wilcox

Memorial Hospital in Lihu’e, following a brief illness. He was born in Chicago,

Ill., on Feb. 20, 1927.

He was an Army veteran of WWII, having served

during the closing days of that war.

After earning his degree in chemistry

in Chicago, he moved to Southern California where he was employed by Rockwell

International as a Metallurgy Engineer until his retirement in 1986.

He and

his wife (Patti) moved to Kaua’i in 1988 and he became active in community

affairs, including National Tropical Botanical Gardens.

He was part of the

group responsible for the reactivation of the Navy League here and was chairman

for many fundraisers for the League. He also helped form the Italian


He is survived by his wife, Patti Pantone of Kalaheo, two daughters,

Lisa (Kevin) Garland and Linda (Jeff) Hynes, five grandchildren, brothers, Joe,

Tony and Rocky Pantone, and sister, Gloria Torres, all from the


Funeral services will be held in California later this week.

Plans for a local memorial service are pending and will be announced at a later



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