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June 10, 2001
George Kawakami of Lihu’e, Kaua’i, died in Seattle Wash., on June 2, 2001, at the age of 77.
Born Oct. 6, 1923, in Makaweli, Kaua’i, he was a business executive with Big Save, Inc.
Predeceased by grandson Kevin “Keoki” Dean, he is survived by his wife, Kazue “Kay” Imamura Kawakami of Lihu’e, Kaua’i; two daughters: Kristen “Mari” (Jeffrey) Dean of Seattle, Wash., and Cesili “Miyo” (Thad) Kawakami-Wong of Kaneohe, O’ahu; four grandchildren, Laurie Dean, Kyle Dean, Hilari Kawakami-Wong and Devan Kawakami-Wong. Also surviving are his mother: Elsie “Michiko” Kawakami; two brothers: Dr. Edward (Misa) Kawakami of Honolulu, O’ahu and Charles (Arlene) Kawakami of Lihu’e, Kaua’i; two sisters: Gertrude Toma of Waimea, Kaua’i and Edith (Hami) Tan of Makawao, Maui; sister-in-law, Bertha K. Kawakami of ‘Ele’ele, Kaua’i; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held Monday, June 11, at Kaua’i Veterans Center with visitation at 9 a.m. and service at 11 a.m.
The family suggests casual attire and that flowers be omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, Hawaiian chapter or Mid Pacific Institute Class of ’41, 2445 Kelala St., Honolulu, HI 96822.
Patrick Lizama Jr.
Patrick “PJ” Lizama Jr. of Lihu’e, Kaua’i, died at Queen’s Hospital on June 5, 2001, at the age of 38.
A drill powderman with Grove Farm Rock Quarry, he was born June 15, 1962, in Lihu’e, Kaua’i.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Lizama of Lihu’e, Kaua’i; one daughter, Kimi (Wices) Valdovines of Lihu’e, Kaua’i; parents: Patrick Sr. and Rhonda Lizama; maternal grandmother Lorraine Lizama, two brothers: Scott “Kelly” Lizama of Kapa’a and Darren (Michelle) Lizama of Kapa’a; one nephew: Travis Lizama of Kapa’a; and three nieces: Kamala Lizama, Kelli Lizama, and Kaila Lizama, all of Kapa’a; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 11, at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapa’a; services to be held at 11 a.m.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
James “Jimmy” Lauani Bandmann, formerly of Lawa’i, died at his home in Thermopolis, Wy. on Saturday, May 19, 2001, at the age of 54.
Born in Lihu’e, on June 8, 1946, he graduated from Kaua’i High School in 1964 and enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served in Germany. Upon his return to Kaua’i he worked as a lineman for Kaua’i Electric.
In 1971, he moved and settled in Roosevelt;, Utah where he worked for Moon Lake Electric. Soon after he was employed by the U.S. government in the Department of Energy as an area lineman supervisor, for 30 years, which took him to Colorado, Arizona, Washington, back to Colorado and Wyoming.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Lalauna Bandmann of Thermopolis; three sons: Keola (Valerie) Bandmann, Darren (Brittney) Bandmann, and Kimo Bandmann, all of Orem, Utah; four daughters: Cajsa (John) Wallwork of Shelton, Wash., Maile Bandmann of Laie, O’ahu; Shara and Nezhona of Denver, Colo.; one brother, John (Edee) Bandmann of Lawai and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Thermopolis on Wednesday, May 23 followed by burial at the Lehi Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Memorial services will be held on Monday, June 11, at the Lihu’e Lutheran Church at 3 p.m. Family requests aloha attire and that flowers be omitted.
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