Matt Moe “Matty”

Published On October 1st, 2016 -
$nameSept. 10, 2016 MATT MOE MATTY Age 49, was on his way to work early Saturday morning, when he became a victim of a reckless drunk driver, resulting in his death. For almost 11 years, Matt was a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for Nan. Inc . He also served 11 years as a coach for the Nanakuli Community in various sports. He is survived by his wife, Kulani Moe, three sons, Nuuanu, Elijah, Taimane, six daughters, Moana, Malie, Kahealani, Kuulei, Marie, Mainae, sister, Jace Moe, two brothers, Charlie Moe, Jasen Moe, and Mother-in-law Marilyn Kaulia. His laughter, and passion to make others smile will truly be missed. Visitation: 9am October 4th Mililani Mortuary-Waipio Makai Chapel Program: 10am Burial: 2pm at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

ESPERANZA “ESPIE” CALPITO BALMORES

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ESPERANZA ESPIE CALPITO BALMORES Age 91, of Honolulu, HI passed away on August 30, 2016 in Honolulu. Born December 26, 1924 in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Ala Moana Hotel, member of Pasuquinio Organization, and Narvacan Association. She is survived by sons, Reynaldo (Bambi) Balmores, Jesus (Natsuki) Balmores, Augusto (Kerrie) Balmores; daughter, Nelly (Virgilio) Capino; brother, Alfredo (Emily) Calpito, Sr.; 14 grandchildren; 6 great- grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 6) at the Mililani Downtown Morutary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (Oct. 7) at Our Lady of The Mount Church (1614 Monte St., Honolulu); mass 10:30 a.m. Committal Service to follow 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

CHRISTINE ANN GOMEZ GOROZA

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CHRISTINE ANN GOMEZ GOROZA Age 50, of Pearl City, HI, passed away August 30, 2016 in Aiea, HI. Born August 16, 1966 in Honolulu, HI. She was a photographer and coached for the Amateur Softball Association. She is survived by father, Alejandro L. Goroza; sisters, Jasmine S. Rice, Alexandria- Lynn S. Goroza; and brother, Matthew M. Goroza. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Thursday (Oct. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m., Saturday (Oct. 15) at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

LEONARD “SHORTY” OLAYAN, JR.

Published On October 1st, 2016 -
$nameLEONARD SHORTY OLAYAN, JR. Age 84, of Waipahu, HI., passed away Sept. 6, 2016 at home surrounded by family. Born Sept. 3, 1932 in Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI. He was a Korean War veteran who served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, and U.S. Coast Guard. He retired from 3M sales and Budget Car sales. Preceded in death by son, Gomard Keaupuni Olayan. He is survived by wife, Marlene P. Olayan; sons, Jason Anapuni (Darlene) Olayan, Kaimana Olayan; daughters, Kanoelani Olayan, Alva Nohealani (Ronald) Kaua, Nalani (Eric) Ragasa, Kaena (Lance) Yurong, Katie Rathburn; brothers, Robert (Karen) Olayan, Gilbert (Sandy) Olayan, Joseph (Geri) Olayan, Stanley (Flo) Olayan; sisters, Mercedes Makekau, Linda (Calvin) Mabalo; 20 grand- children, 30 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Wednesday (Oct. 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

HERBERT I. OHTA

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HERBERT I. OHTA Age 93, of Pearl City, HI passed away August 25, 2016 in Pearl City. Born May 23, 1923 in Honolulu, HI. He was retired from Hawaiian Western Steel Limited, and was an Army interpreter in Japan after World War II. He was survived by wife, Mary Anne Ohta; sons, Scott (Michelle) Ohta, Craig (Cynthia) Ohta, Cory (Linda) Ohta; sisters, Lillian (Henry) Tominaga, Dorothy Ohta, Janet Ohta Fukuhara; 2 grandchildren. Private services were held.

SOMILIDAD “SOMING” MINA REYES

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SOMILIDAD SOMING MINA REYES Age 83, of Honolulu, HI., passed away on September 23, 2016 in Honolulu. Born May 3, 1933 in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son, Joshua Reyes; daughter, Ginalyn Mina; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grand- children; brother, Jovencio Mina. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 4) at the Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu); funeral service 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Kaneohe. Flowers welcome.

Madalin Delores Vasconcellos

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$nameMADALIN DELORES VASCONCELLOS Madalin Delores Vasconcellos of Honolulu passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, September 15, 2016. She was 97. Born on January 13, 1919, in Dodge, Nebraska, she attended Creighton University School of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska, where she met A. Leslie Vasconcellos of Maui, then a medical student at Creighton. After graduating from their respective programs in 1941, they moved to Honolulu, where they were both working during the attack on Pearl Harbor. They were married on January 6, 1942. In addition to her career in nursing, she was active in many philanthropic endeavors, including the St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary, the Women's Auxiliary to the Hawaii Medical Association, Rotary International, and the Hawaii branch of the Creighton alumni association. She is survived by four children, A. Leslie Jr., Jerry, Bruce, and Donna (Heinrich); eight grand- children; three great-grandchildren; and her second husband, Dick Burge. She was preceded in death by her first husband, A. Leslie, and eldest daughter, Nancy (Hickok). She will be remembered for her kindness, grace, humility, and her hard-working nature. She was a gracious hostess who loved to cook, garden, and share her beloved Kalihi Valley home, Wailele, with others.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran