Obituaries for Tuesday — December 20, 2005

• John Bandmann Sr.

• Faiseaelofa Ulugalu

John Bandmann Sr.

John Wallis “Ka’a’a” Bandmann Sr., of Lawa’i, died Dec. 13, 2005, at the age of 63. He was born in Lihu’e on June 17, 1942.

A Master Sergeant retired from the Hawaii Air National Guard after 26 years of service, he was also retired from Kauai Electric (now Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative), where he was transmission and distribution base-yard supervisor.

He was also an avid and active member of Hui O Laka, the volunteer supporters of the Koke’e Natural History Museum in Koke’e State Park, of Hale O Na Ali’i, and Lihue Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Leimomi Po’ai “Edee” Bandmann; three sons: John Wallis (Nani) Bandmann; Zahn Kawika Bandmann; and Keli’i Chris (fiancee Maila Gibson) Bandmann; two daughters: Kristine (Darrell) Borrero and Heu’ionalani Zahan; four grandchildren: Darrell Borrero Jr., Wailana Borrero, Kawika Bandmann and Taylor Bandmann; sisters in-law, Lalauna Bandmann, of Utah, and Valerie Po’ai of Kapa’a; brothers in-law, Mitchell Alapa, Kenwood Alapa and David Kaneali’i; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at the Kauai Veterans Center on Kapule Highway in Lihu’e Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with service at 1 p.m. Lei of aloha will be welcomed by family members in lieu of flowers or wreaths.

Arrangements are being handled by professionals at Garden Island Mortuary.

Faiseaelofa Ulugalu

Faisealofa Ulugalu of Kaua’i, died Dec. 10, 2005, at the age of 74.

Born in Utu Lei, Pago Pago, American Samoa, she is survived by her husband Matagiese L. Ulugalu; sons, Faaaliga Matagi of North Carolina, Alailelagi Matagi of Honolulu and Aunese Matagi of Waimea; daughters, Msmao Eteuini of Oceanside, Calif., Lotu Busillos of Kekaha; Lima Fuggins of Salt Lake, Utah; Faalelelei Matagi of Ft. Drum, New York, Salota Bell, Ft. Drum, New York; hanai daughters, Lupe Moetoto of Honolulu, Tofa Saveena of Honolulu and Malefono Mikaele of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Piliota Failauga of Honolulu; 30 grandchildren; 5 great grandchldren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Borthwick Kauai Mortuary on Friday, Dec. 23; service at 11 a.m.; burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.


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