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FORTUNATA “NATY” GANDOLI AGMATA

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FORTUNATA NATY GANDOLI AGMATA Age 77, of Waianae, HI, passed away September 19, 2013 in Aiea. Born April 4, 1936 in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Naty was retired from Kenny’s Restaurant in Kamehameha Shopping Center. She is survived by sons, Pio Agmata of Philippines, Honorio (Myrna) Agmata, Wilfred (Emelea) Agmata, Cesar (Cherry) Agmata; daughter: Lucrecia (Januaryo) Baniaga; sisters: Jesusa Tagalicud, Vicenta Rarangol; 25 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 17) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Wake Service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Friday (Oct. 18) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Damaso Ambrocio

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Sept. 22, 2013
Damaso Ambrocio, 86, of Aiea, a retired Matson Navigation Co. crane operator, died in Aiea. He was born in Asingan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonora; sons Melvin, Edwin, Stewart, Eugene and Jeffrey; daughter Valerie Chong; sisters Pudgie Smith, Liberty Rivera and Paula Hall; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Betina Berkitz

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Oct. 7, 2013
Betina Berkitz, 69, of Kihei, Maui, a Maui Memorial Medical Center nursing assistant, died at home. She was born in Faaa, Tahiti. She is survived by son Terii Taihia, daughters Selma Raiarii and Veia Swartz, brother Yves Ariitaata, 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at 2216 S. Kihei Road. Parking not available at the house; park in nearby public lot. Paddleboards and surfboards welcome to accompany canoes in the ocean. Flowers and lei welcome to be placed in the ocean. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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CYNTHIA MARIE BLACK

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10-13 CYNTHIA MARIE BLACKCYNTHIA MARIE BLACK August 20, 1952 – September 13, 2013 Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Cindy attended Hanahauoli School, Punahou, Mills College and Burklyn Business school. Cindy’s career in the publishing business spanned 30 years. She was President and Editor-In-Chief of Beyond Words Publishing Company founded in 1983. The company became the leader in the specialized category of mind, body and spirit. One of Cindy’s amazing accomplishments was her collaboration with Rhonda Byrne regarding a film “The Secret”. When Cindy saw the film, she convinced Byrne to publish a book based on the film. The book “The Secret” was on the New York Times best seller list for 200 weeks and was translated Into 40 languages. Among Cindy’s industry awards were Entertainment Marketer of the Year by Advertising Age and she was also chosen by Independent Publisher as one of the 10 Outstanding Women in Independent Publishing. Now in partnership with Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Beyond Words continues to lead the mind, body and spirit field. Cindy maintained two homes – her “business” home in Hillsboro, Oregon and her “family” home in Honolulu. In 2013, Cindy returned home to Honolulu for her final journey. Encouraging and advising neophyte writers were part of Cindy’s life. She offered them many opportunities in the publishing world. Cindy is survived by her loving family mother Connie, sister Evie and brother Tom Black. Cindy was predeceased by her father Everett. A private service was held at Lanikai Beach where Cindy spent many happy years. Donations to Islands Hospice.

Santos Carnate

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Oct. 7, 2013
Santos Carnate, 84, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a retired Gay & Robinson seed processor, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lucrecia; sons Ruben and Rey; daughters Renie Parayno, Sally Andres, Rowena Sibuma, Rhoda Soriano and Rebecca Rodriques; brother Apolonio; sister Lorenza; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church, Kalaheo, Kauai. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

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Sandra Sachiko Endo

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Sept. 23, 2013
Sandra Sachiko Endo, 65, of Pearl City, a retired Chemical Sales and Service Inc. accounting clerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Melvin, daughters Keriane Endo and Brandi Wakabayashi, brother Spencer Miyasato, sister Donna Shimabukuro and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

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LEATIVALU SILA FUIAVAILILI

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LEATIVALU SILA FUIAVAILILI Age 72, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away September 18, 2013 in Wahiawa. Born April 20, 1941 in Saleimoa, Western Samoa. He is survived by sons, Fuamete (April) Fuiavailili, Siaki (Penny) Fuiavailili, Sila (Lisa) Fuiavailili, David (Avil) Fuiavailili, Johnny (Missy) Tavai, Raymond Tavai, Tusi Tavai, Junior Tavai; daughters, Lucia (Siona) Fuiavailili, Diane Tavai, Michelle Tavai; Sister: Aliialofatumuaofaleupolu E. Sua; 29 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Private Services held.

Arthur Keawe Gorai

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Sept. 28, 2013
Arthur Keawe Gorai, 79, of Kaneohe, a city truck driver, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Kahana. He is survived by wife Evelyn, sons Clifford and Clement, daughters Arleila Andrade and Arnel Gorai, brother Clinton, sister Beatrice Soga and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mikiharu Ishida

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Sept. 29, 2013
Mikiharu Ishida, 80, of Ewa Beach, a welder at Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Loretta K.; son Edwin T.; daughters Leila T. Takahama and Sheri S. Ishida; brother Herbert; sisters Yukiko Ige, Rose Nakamitsu and Alice Reyher; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

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Muneo Ito

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Oct. 4, 2013
Muneo Ito, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government computer system analyst, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Daryl A.; daughters Joy N. Frank and Cara Ann A. Vento; brothers Hiroyuki, Takumi and Takao; sisters Harumi “Hilda” Ito and Miyuki “Mildred” Suzuki; and four grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

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John Richard Mitchell Jr.

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Sept. 23, 2013
John Richard Mitchell Jr., 66, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired Honolulu Fire Department firefighter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Keoni III and Palani, daughters Michelle Gomes and Vanessa Jaquias, sister Marcia, 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, 41-1323 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Shirley Ann Suprimido Kailiawa

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Sept. 10, 2013
Shirley Ann Suprimido Kailiawa, 70, of Pahala, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pahala. She is survived by sons Thomas K.K. “Bull” III, Patrick “Keala,” Lincoln and Napoleon “Nappy”; daughters Jan Kaleohano and Anna George; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. All-night vigil: 5 p.m. Friday at the family residence, 96-1164 Kaumahana St., Pahala. Rosary: 6 p.m. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahala Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

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Calvin Kazuo Kawamoto

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Sept. 22, 2013
Calvin Kazuo “Cal” Kawamoto, 73, of Waipahu, a retired Air Force officer and a former state senator, will be remembered in services 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Carolyn, son Walter, daughter Nina and brothers Paul and Roy. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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BEVERLY JEANNE KEKOA

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BEVERLY JEANNE KEKOA July 14, 2013 Beverly Jean Kekoa, 75, of Honolulu, a travel agent with Tradewind Tours, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by sons, Mike, Mark, Matt, daughter Kim, sister Diane, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services to be held at Moanalua Bay on October 26, 2013 at 11:00am followed by scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. For more info, contact mark at MKekoa@gmail.com

Glenn Yoshio Kimura

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Sept. 18, 2013
Glenn Yoshio Kimura, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Grace Pacific Inc. mechanic and an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Richard. Private services.

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Herbert Chohiko Kochi

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HERBERT CHOHIKO KOCHI 81, of Honolulu, a retired electrician and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, passed away on October 1, 2013 at a Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. He is survived by his wife, Tessie; son, Jon (Suk); daughters, Debra Ann and Dawn (Russell) Kato; brothers, James (Dorothy), Bert (Helen), and Roy; sister, Jane (Henry) Takara; grandchildren, April, Sienna, and Ashley. Visitation 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Diane L. Kuamoo

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Oct. 5, 2013
Diane L. Kuamoo, 64, of Keaukaha, Hawaii, an employee at CW Maintenance, Diamond Head Papaya and Life Care Center of Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Gregory K.; son Cade K.; daughter Michelle M. Icari; brothers Manuel, Wesley and Glen Moniz; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Condolences may be made by calling 935-1404 during evening hours.

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Sebastian Kumali

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Sept. 20, 2013
Sebastian Kumali, also known as Sebastian Kumali von Habsburg, 29, of Hilo, a Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa front desk agent, former Four Seasons Resort Hualalai assistant manager and Penncro debt management officer, died in Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Bernice “Bernie” Kumali-Rodrigues and sisters Luana Gushiken, Lisa Rezentez and Terry K. Crichton. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

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MASAMI “TUNDA” KUSUNOKI

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MASAMI TUNDA KUSUNOKI Age 94, of Pearl City, HI, passed away September 23, 2013 in Pearl City. Born July 9, 1919 in Honolulu, HI. Masami was a retired carpenter from both the Federal Government and Lear Siegler. He is survived by son, Ken Kusunoki; brothers, Takeshi “Paul” Kusunoki, Teruo (Kay) Kusunoki; sister, Ethel Kaya. Private Services held.

Florence Chalmers Lemke

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10-13 566291  Florence LemkeSept. 28, 2013
Florence Chalmers Lemke, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hono&lulu. She is survived by sons David and Herman Jr., daughters Marlene Lemke and Adele Lemke Badone, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Inurnment at noon at Oahu Cemetery. Donations suggested to Star of the Sea Catholic Church or Sacred Hearts Academy. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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FLORENCE CHALMERS LEMKE

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OBITUARY OF FLORENCE CHALMERS LEMKE Our dearest Florence passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013. She was born on July 31, 1921 and is the last of seven Chalmers children. She graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy in 1939 and pursued a secretarial career to help her mother who had been widowed with 7 children. A few years later, she married Herman G. P. Lemke and they were together until his death in 2001. Survived by daughters, Marlene Lemke and Adele Lemke Badone (George), sons, David Lemke and Herman Lemke Jr., granddaughters, Rachel Lemke (Jordan) and Sarah Lemke and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. 9:00 a.m. Visitation; 10:00 Mass; Burial to follow at Oahu Cemetery, Lemke Plot. Donations may be made to Star of the Sea Catholic Church or Sacred Hearts Academy.

BRUCE E. LLOYD

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10-13 BRUCE E. LLOYDBRUCE E. LLOYD His family at his side, Bruce Lloyd, Honolulu, died peacefully on October 4, 2013. Bruce was born in Los Angeles, the youngest of three brothers and a younger sister. A well-read intelligent young Bruce Lloyd was lucky to be stationed in Germany during the Korean War. His time in Europe sparked a love for adventure that became a big part of his future life. The best part of the adventure began when he met Ginny who became his wife of 56 years. Greeted by Ginny’s missionary family relatives here and on Maui, they arrived with son Mark from California in 1981 to start Joyce Selby Shoes Ala Moana. The store thrived for close to 20 years when Bruce influenced mainland manufacturers to start making wide shoes in smaller sizes for our local ladies. His nickname at the store was “The General” for his precise decisions. A lover of heated debate no topic was ignored: world events, literature, movies, sports trivia, or the fact that a ‘Caesar salad is not one without anchovies!’ He and Ginny travelled extensively over the years; realizing their bucket list goal delighting in a month long stay in a Tuscan villa. He is survived by his wife Virginia (Ginny), son Mark, and brother Jack and youngest sister Janice Clark. Services will be held at the Outrigger Canoe Club on October 16, 8:00 a.m.

Patricia Ann Ah Loo

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Oct. 3, 2013
Patricia Ann Ah Loo, 65, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Patrick, son TJ, daughters Kimberly and Cherylynn, brothers Michael and Joseph Crocco, and two grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Unity Church of Hawai‘i. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

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PILHIYA BONNIE MINER

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10-13 564375  Pilhiya MinerPILHIYA BONNIE MINER Age 87 passed away in Aiea on September 21, 2013. Bonnie was born on March 13, 1926 in Pahoa Hawaii. She was a retired Trimmer with Dole Cannery after 29 years. Bonnie is survived by her husband, Gene Miner; sons, Jack, Gary and Ronald Claiborne; daughters, Sharon Claiborne, Charmaine Barnes and Debbie Jennings; brother, Robert Bontog; sister, Ronella Moore; 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Diamond Head Mortuary with visitation at 9:30 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m., and lunch 11:30. Burial at 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

IMAO NAKASONO

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IMAO NAKASONO Age 82, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 2, 2013 in Aiea. Born March 10, 1931 in Ewa, Honolulu. He is survived by brothers, Teruji Nakasono, George Nakasono, Thomas Nakasono; sister, Mildred (Yoshio) Ito; sister-in-law, Kimie Nakasono. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (October 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire.

Marie (nee de Narde)

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Lord In kind memory of Marie (nee de Narde) who passed away at her Kahala, Honolulu home on 13 October, 2005. Also for her husband Jack who died on 21 January 1998. R.I.P. (M.S)

KEITH YORIO OKAZAKI

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10-13 KEITH YORIO OKAZAKIKEITH YORIO OKAZAKI Keith Yorio Okazaki, passed away on September 17, 2013 at home. He was 65 years old. He is survived by his wife Cheryl; son Eric S. (Chiyoko); daughter Amanda N. (Daniel) Hartman of Chicago, IL.; brother Clyde (Judy) of Belmont, CA; sister Sharyn (Nate) Waipa; three grandchildren Kaito, Keina and Malia; aunties Irene Nakamura, Jeannette Okazaki, and Jean Okazaki of Torrance, CA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Keith was the proprietor of Nikko Restoration Massage, Inc. a business that spanned three generations starting with his grandfather Prof. Henry Seishiro Okazaki in 1931. The massage style was passed on to his parents Hachiro and Ruth, then to Keith. He took pride as the third generation carrying on the tradition of massage known for its basis in the healing aspect of the martial arts. He also held a black belt in judo. Their patients would quickly become dear family friends. Keith and his twin brother were inseparable and together built a lifetime of memories with their father, mother and friends camping and fishing at Kahuku. His other great passion was bonsai. Visitation 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday October 26, 2013 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary; Memorial service 5 p.m. No Monetary Gifts please. Aloha attire.

ALFRED DOMINGO PAET

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ALFRED DOMINGO PAET Age 83, of Honolulu, HI, passed away August 31, 2013 in Honolulu. Born March 2, 1930 in Sprecksville, Maui. A warehouse clerk with GTE Hawaiian Tel, and a Korean Conflict veteran with the U.S. Army. He is survived by wife, Ursula Kuiee; son, Allain D. Paet; daughter, Alycia D.P. (Chris) Arquero; brothers, Gerardo Paet, Rodulfo (Conchita) Paet, Honorato Benjamin Paet; sisters, Esmenia Montefalcon, Virginia (David) Bega; 1 grand- son. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 19) at St. John the Baptist Church (2324 Omilo Ln., Honolulu); Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha Attire. No flowers, please.

Leticia Quiday Quintal

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Sept. 29, 2013
Leticia Quiday Quintal, 73, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by brothers Pedro Sr. and Abraham, and sister Alletha J. Oliva. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Nora Cadiente Rimorin

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Sept. 30, 2013
Nora Cadiente Rimorin, 53, of Waiehu, Maui, a Maui Memorial Medical Center housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Alejandro C.; sons Christopher and Chester; daughters Angel and Angelica; parents Martin and Dolores Cadiente; sisters Lilia Mendoza, Lydia Rimorin and Soledad Arconado; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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