Obituaries for Tuesday, February 28, 2012

John CrosbyGrace PastorGeorge KamenidesDale Bennett

John Crosby

John Stanley Crosby, 54 passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, in Little Rock, Ark. Born on Aug. 21, 1957, in Hope, Arkansas, he was a graduate of Pulaski Technical College and was employed by Central Flying Service.

He is preceded in death by father, John T. Crosby Jr.

He is survived by his mother, Helen Simmons Crosby; brothers, Stephen (Camellia) Kent Crosby of Hawaii and Sidney (Amanda) Scott Crosby of Little Rock.

Arrangements were made by Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home in Hope, Ark.

Grace Pastor

Grace Joy Pastor of California died in at her daughter’s home in Washington on Feb. 16, 2012, at the age of 69. She was born in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Aug. 27, 1942. Formerly a teacher on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, she retired as an administrative assistant for the School of Dentistry in Loma Linda, Calif.

She is survived by her husband, James Pastor; five children, Jamie Joy Pastor, John Wesley (Swanhild) Pastor, James Salvador Pastor, Joseph Earle Pastor, Janene Leilani (Andrew) Soeprono; siblings, Harry Rosaasen, Ed (Judy) Rosaasen, Bob Rosaasen, Jerry (Sylvia) Rosaasen, Tom (Barb) Rosaasen, Richard Rosaasen, Kenneth (Judy) Rosaasen, Nancy (John) Baleja; six grandchildren, Daphney Pastor,  Simon Soeprono, Aria Soeprono, Jacob Soeprono, Kaiya Soeprono Philip Pastor; mother-in-law, Tokiko del Prado; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, Kapa‘a class of ‘57 ‘ohana, loved her dearly.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, March 2, at 10 a.m. at Kapa‘a Seventh Day Adventist Church. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Pastor family with arrangements.

George Kamenides

George Anthony Kamenides of Kapa‘a died at home on Feb. 22, 2012, at the age of 51. He was born in Massachusetts on July 21, 1960, and was the proprietor of George Kamenides Interiors. He considered himself a kama‘aina after living on Maui for 12 years and then living on Kaua‘i for the past 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Pilar Kamenides; sister, Christina; and his loving dog, Kila.

He is survived by one brother, Charles (Jennifer) Kamenides; two sisters, Deni (Fred) Gradwohl and Grace Kamenides; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday at Kalapaki Beach Park at noon with scattering of his cremains to follow. Loose flowers welcome. Donations can be made to the Kaua‘i Humane Society.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Kamenides family with arrangements.

Dale Bennett

Dale M. Bennett, 92, died Feb. 24, 2012, in Seattle. He was born March 5, 1919, in Snoqualmie, Wash. He was a co-founder of Cello Bag Co., Seattle & Seaforth Plastics, Vancouver, B.C.

He is survived by his daughter Dianne Bennett (William Graebner), grandsons Bennett (Vanessa Aberman) and Riley Graebner (Raluca), great-grandsons Bowie and Finn, and his companion Violet Thomas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lee Andrealli Bennett.

There will be no memorial services. Donations may be made to the Pacific NW Junior Golf Fund, 6989 Littlerock Rd. SW, Tumwater, WA 98512.

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