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PAGE RICHARDSON DWIGHT

Posted On February 26th, 2017 -

PAGE RICHARDSON DWIGHTPage Richardson Dwight was born in Easton, Maryland on April 10, 1928 and passed away on January 23, 2017 in Honolulu in the presence of loving family. Her celebration of life will be held at One Kalakaua, 1314 Kalakaua Avenue, in the Multi-Purpose room, at 2:00 p.m. on March 1, 2017. She is survived by her sister Jodie, her children, Susan, Ellen C.B., Jodie and Gail, 8 grand- children, 5 great-grandchildren, and a niece and nephews. Mrs. Dwight graduated from Randolph Macon Women’s College, moved to Hawai’i in 1952 after marrying Charles B. Dwight III, and obtained her teaching credential and studied accounting at University of Hawai’i. She taught at Kailua and Castle High Schools, and worked for Aikane Tax Services at Bank of Hawai’i. She was active with the Kailua Jaycees, the Windward Hospital, now known as Castle Medical Center, the LaniKailua Outdoor Circle, the Amateur Athletic Union, and for years was involved with water sports, including swimming, diving and water polo. She was the Vice President of Hawaiian Association U.S. Water Polo and Regional Chair, and was the National Chair of both the Registration Committee and National Nominating Committee for U.S. Water Polo. More recently she was involved with the board and the food committee at One Kalakaua. She enjoyed camping and hiking on the various Hawaiian Islands, and enjoyed international travel, duplicate bridge and spending time with her family. Her intelligence, quick wit and well-developed sense of humor kept those around her on their toes and smiling. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Institute for Human Services or the “Charles B. Dwight III ’43” endowed fund at Punahou School.

Betty Ching Wo

Posted On February 19th, 2017 -

Betty Ching Wo of Honolulu passed away at the age of 91 on February 1, 2017. Betty was born on December 27, 1925 to William Chin Chu and Amy Lau Chu. She graduated from Punahou School, and attended Mills College where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in social science and recently was awarded a PhD, Doctor of Humane Letters.

In 1946, Betty married her high school sweetheart Robert Wo, and they recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. Theirs was a true love story, spanning decades, and producing a close and loving family. Her philosophy of respect, appreciation, and kindness to all was an inspiration to her sons, grandchildren, and extended family. She was the gracious hostess of countless gatherings and celebrations, both at the family home in Kaimuki and at the C. S. Wo & Sons store in Honolulu. Much recognized for her compassion, generosity, warmth, and charm, she was blessed by the love that surrounded her.

Betty enjoyed her roles as a devoted wife, full-time mother, popo, auntie, confidante, best friend to many, and avid community volunteer. She served on the Mills College Board of Trustees for ten years and as Hawaii Mills Club President for decades. Betty was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Honolulu Museum of Art for 31 years, and was an active participant in the Garden Club, investment clubs, golf clubs, and many mahjong circles.

Betty is survived by her husband Robert, sons Bub (Polly), Wendell, Michael (Cynthia), Bennett (Susan), Scott (Nancy), and twelve grandchildren, Kristen (Andrew) Beck, Jamie, Kimberly, John, Kellie, Kelsey, Mark, Bradley, Scotty, Betsy, Ally, and Ashley.


A celebration of Betty’s life will be held on
Sunday, February 26
Punahou School Thurston Chapel
Visitation from 1 pm
Services at 4 pm

The family requests no flowers.
In lieu of gifts, please consider making a contribution to the Honolulu Museum of Art,
Punahou School, UH Foundation – Culinary Institute of the Pacific, or Mills College.

Henry C.L. Leong

Posted On January 3rd, 2017 -

88, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was born in Honolulu. Visitation: 9 AM; Services: 10AM on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel. Burial: 12:30 PM on Tuesday, January 10 at Manoa Lin Yee Chinese Cemetery.

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Johanna Tumacder

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 29, 2016
Johanna Tumacder, 78, of Walla Walla, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Bad Bergzabern, Germany. She is survived by son Bernd Broszeit, and daughters Heike Napoleon and Elke Lambrecht. No services.

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Ciriaco Ancheta Tolentino

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 4, 2016
Ciriaco Ancheta Tolentino, 83, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Dredging and Construction carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by companion Enriqueta Vicente, son Eric, daughters Ilyn Narciso and Rosemarie Cordova, brother Jose and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Milton Satoru Sugiki

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 23, 2016
Milton Satoru Sugiki, 62, of Kahului, owner of MCL Plastering, died at home. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by daughter Lee Ann Agabin, brother Myron and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 9 at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Services: 11 a.m. Condolences: ballard familymortuaries.com.

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Joseph Oscar Stevenson

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 4, 2016
Joseph Oscar Stevenson, 75, of Pearl City, a retired OTS bus operator and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in New Orleans. He is survived by sons Tracy, Sidney and Joseph Jr.; brother Manny; and four grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Marion Leimomi Purdy

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 13, 2016
Marion Leimomi Purdy, 75, of Kula, Maui, a retired Tedeschi Winery tasting room manager, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harold, Nainoa, Myron, Byron and Todd; hanai daughter Gwen Conway; sisters Velma Namahoe and Keala Young; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Celebration of life: noon Oct. 8 at Kula Community Center. Casual attire. Condolences: ballardfamily mortuaries.com.

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Leonard Olayan Jr.

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 6, 2016
Leonard Olayan Jr., 84, of Waipahu, a veteran of the Army, Marines and Coast Guard who served in the Korean War, and a retiree of 3M and Budget Car Sales, died at home. He was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He is survived by wife Marlene P.; sons Jason A. and Kaimana; daughters Kanoelani Olayan, Alva N. Kaua, Nalani Ragasa, Kaena Yurong and Katie Rathburn; brothers Robert, Gilbert, Joseph and Stanley; sisters Mercedes Makekau and Linda Mabalo; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Alexander Elias Kuba Niosco II

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 15, 2016
Alexander Elias Kuba Niosco II, 57, a Beretania Safeway grocery clerk, died in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Camarines Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marie E.; sons Hiroshi C., Cris K.C., Nathaniel F.K. and Jordan R.; daughter Mariko M.; brother Gerardo K.; sister Harumi K. Julianda; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Rosary: 6 p.m. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at St. Philomena Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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Stanley Toyohiro Nakao

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 1, 2016
Stanley Toyohiro Nakao, 81, of Honolulu, a retired electrician with IBEW Local 1186, died in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances S., son Derrick K., daughter Claire K., sister Hazel H. Tachibana and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Lester Yukio Masaoka

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 20, 2016
Lester Yukio “Lesta” Masaoka, 59, of Honomu, Hawaii, a truck driver for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Francine; sons Kyle and Kevin; daughters Courtney Uchima and Kasey Masaoka; mother Cecelia; brothers Ted, Sidney and Milton; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Dodo Mortuary-Hilo. Services: 7 p.m. Casual attire.

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Aurora Leonida Los Banos

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 14, 2016
Aurora Leonida Los Banos, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii clerk, died in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Allan Jr., Michael, Timothy and Chad; daughters Camelia Los Banos, Marie C. Martinez and Siena Lee; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at Mystical Rose Oratory, Saint Louis School. Services: 6 p.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Sau Ching Lee

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 14, 2016
Sau Ching Lee, 78, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Jackie and Kingsley Kwong, daughters Julia and May Kwong, brother Siu Ming, sister Gau Yee and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Services to follow. Private burial.

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Katherine M. Kahapea

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

July 27, 2016
Katherine M. Kahapea, 53, of Kapolei, a supermarket manager, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Geoffrey Jr.; mother Judith Saito; brothers Herbert Jr., Kevin, Delbert and Shaunsey Saito; and sisters Sherena, Norinna and Florinna Saito, and Corinne Duh. Visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at Ka Hale Hoano O Ke Akua Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Bernard Blas Igarta

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 7, 2016
Bernard Blas Igarta, 83, of Happy Valley, Maui, a retired journeyman mason, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Bernard and Alton; daughters Kathleen U. and Norine Igarta, and Cheryl Flores; hanai son Chris Kimball; brothers Clem and Duke; sisters Hazel Chung, Lillian Torriecer and Lucille Olaguer; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at Ballard Family Mortuary-Kahului. Burial: noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Ronald Richard Haskin

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 10, 2016
Ronald Richard Haskin, 72, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, a retired electrician and a Navy veteran who served on the USS Yarnell, USS Adams and USS Tattnall, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. He was born in Royal Oak, Mich. He is survived by wife Kareen W., stepsons James Davis and Todd Goebel, stepdaughters Timari Cox and Tifini Vega, brother Don, sister Gail Braman, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Jitsuko Watanabe Hashimoto

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 16, 2016
Jitsuko Watanabe “Jits” Hashimoto, 88, of Kailua died in Kailua. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Nathan, sons Thomas and Michael, daughters Rosemary and Anne, sisters Yoshiko Kawano and Mary F. Watanabe, and three grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at St. John Vianney Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Christine Ann Gomez Goroza

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Aug. 30, 2016
Christine Ann Gomez Goroza, 50, of Pearl City, a photographer and an Amateur Softball Association coach, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Alejandro L., brother Matthew M., and sisters Jasmine S. Rice and Alexandria-Lynn S. Goroza. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 6 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Saturnina G. Gabriel

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 18, 2016
Saturnina G. “Nina” Gabriel, 76, of Kaneohe, seamstress and former owner of Nina’s Fashions, died in Honolulu. She was born in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by daughter Sundae G. Funai, numerous brothers and sisters, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialpark mortuary.com.

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Muriel Joyce Fernandez

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 13, 2016
Muriel Joyce Fernandez, 78, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Boniface “Boni”; daughter Debra U. Needham; brothers Franklin L., James R. and Douglas W. Gugudan; sister Carmelita Gonsalves; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. Condolences: hawaiian memorialparkmortuary.com.

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Napoleon Durante

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 22, 2016
Napoleon “Kalani” Durante, 53, of Kailua died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Hawaii Loa; daughter Amber; brothers Kirk, Hamilton and Alika; sisters Kathleen, Korin and Lalae; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at Kailua Beach Park. Scattering of flowers to follow. Aloha attire. Flowers/lei welcome. Donations suggested to Amber. Condolences: oahu mortuary.com.

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Hattie Monseratta Vargas Colis

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 19, 2016
Hattie Monseratta Vargas Colis, 91, of Hilo, a retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut cook, died in Hospice of Hilo-Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by sons William “Rocky” and Scotty Vargas; daughters Hattie “Bonnie” Rehwinkel, Louisa Standford, Patsy Santos and Geraldine “Gerrie” Correa; sisters Lillian Roack and Flo Bode; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Nolyn Susan Blanchette

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Aug. 28, 2016
Nolyn Susan Blanchette, 72, of Wahiawa, an internet and cable services administrative assistant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Holyoke, Mass. She is survived by brother Allan and sister Cherie Blanchette-Fields. Celebration of life: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Unity Church of Hawaii. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Sukyo Mahikari Hawaii Center at 438 Hobron Lane, Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96815. Condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Esperanza Calpito Balmores

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Aug. 30, 2016
Esperanza Calpito “Espie” Balmores, 91, of Honolulu, an Ala Moana Hotel retiree, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Reynaldo, Jesus and Augusto; daughter Nelly Capino; brother Alfred Calpito Sr.; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 7 at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Georgilyn K. Apuna

Posted On October 2nd, 2016 -

Sept. 17, 2016
Georgilyn K. Apuna, 58, of Waimanalo, a Blanche Pope Elementary School cafeteria supervisor and a Roberts Hawaii Handi-Van aide, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai brother Louis Zarko and sister Victoria “Bobbie” Kahalewai. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimanalo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Elizabeth Valeros

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

Sept. 20, 2016
Elizabeth “Papoose” Valeros, 78, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a homemaker and former taxi dancer, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons William and Patrick Harris, Scotty Andrade and Michael Thompson Jr.; daughters Laverne H. Livingston and Donna Harris; brother Robert Pagan; sister Irene Corbett; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Michael Thompson residence, 1080 Ainaola Drive (one road above Waiakea Heights). Services: 7 p.m. Call 640-9923 for more information. Graveside committal services: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sept. 29.

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Daniel Kalani Spencer

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

Aug. 15, 2016
Daniel Kalani Spencer, 74, of Mililani, a retired Honolulu Police Department officer from the Wahiawa District, a Honolulu Fire Department airport crash crew firefighter and Navy veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Harriet S.; sons Allan Y., Alvin M., Alden K. and Alson A. Hosaka; brother Arthur; sisters Carol Subiono and May M. Napoleon; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Herbert I. Ohta

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

Aug. 25, 2016
Herbert I. Ohta, 93, of Pearl City, a Hawaiian Western Steel Ltd. retiree and an Army interpreter in Japan following World War II, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary Anne; sons Scott, Craig and Cory; sisters Lillian Tominaga, and Dorothy and Janet Ohta; and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Matt Tana Moe

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

Sept. 10, 2016
Matt Tana Moe, 49, of Waianae died in Ewa. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Kulani; sons Nuuanu, Elijah and Taimane; daughters Moana, Malie, Kahealani, Kuulei, Marie and Mainae; brothers Jasen and Charlie; and sister Jacelyn. Visitation: 9 a.m. Oct. 4 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery.

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