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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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Charles Lyden

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

Sept. 25, 2016
Charles “Chuck” Lyden, 69, of Honolulu, a St. Francis Medical Center clinical director and University of Hawaii program director, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bloomfield, N.J. He is survived by mother Eleanor; brothers Bill, Paul, Kevin, Greg and Jack; and sisters Dianne and Elaine. Visitation: 10 a.m. Oct. 4 at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii AIDS Community Care Team, 671 Ilalo St. BSB 231, Honolulu, HI 96813. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sept. 30.

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Kenneth Kenichi Hiromoto

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

Sept. 28, 2016
Kenneth Kenichi “Sumo” Hiromoto, 67, of Mililani died in Mililani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Eric S., mother Eunice T., and brothers Jerry T. and Terrence A. Private services.

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Bronwyn Daniels

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

Feb. 9, 2016
Bronwyn Daniels, also known as “Bro” and “Aunty B.,” 70, of Volcano, Hawaii, a Volcano Golf Course and Country Club waiter, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by brothers David M. and Michael D. Services held. Condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Margaret Matsue Nomura Chu

Posted On October 1st, 2016 -

Aug. 31, 2016
Margaret Matsue Nomura Chu, 101, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by son Raymond, daughter Patricia Yoshikawa, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Jane Shizuko Yamamoto

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 23, 2016
Jane Shizuko Yamamoto, 86, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by daughters Loraine Terada and Susan Kagohara, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Dennis Mitsuo Yamamoto

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 14, 2016
Dennis Mitsuo Yamamoto, 72, of Hilo, a retired house painter, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Rodney. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Richard Weil

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 21, 2016
Richard Weil, 84, of Waialua, a Waialua Elementary School board member and retired lawyer, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He is survived by wife Shuanglin L., sons David Weil and Fen Wang, and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert McBride Hite Wai

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 7, 2016
Robert McBride Hite Wai, 96, of Honolulu, a Mutual of Omaha salesman and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lily K.P., sons Robert Jr. and Van K., brother Lambert, sister Rosina Bush, nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services. Flowers welcome. Condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Suzanne Vitart

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

April 11, 2016
Suzanne Vitart, 83, of Honolulu and Boynton Beach, Fla., a boutique owner and real estate broker owner, died. She was born in Paris. She is survived by son Patrick, daughters Jocelyne Liva and Christine Lysen, sister Genevieve, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. For service information, call 739-7753.

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Sarah Goodwin Thurber

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 15, 2016
Sarah Goodwin Thurber, 30, of Kamuela, Hawaii, owner and operator of Mermaid Cleaning Services of Kailua-Kona, will be remembered in private services. She was born in Carlsbad, Calif. She is survived by son James J., daughter Natasha R. Lofland, father Marshall and mother Deborah Goodwin. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to a fund for Natasha and James at First Hawaiian Bank, Kamuela Branch. Please make checks to “Friends of Sarah Goodwin Thurber” and include account #04117697 on the check. Checks can also be mailed to First Hawaiian Bank, c/o Alan Pak, Branch Manager, Kamuela Branch, 67-1189 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, HI 96743. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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John Norman Stange

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 9, 2016
John Norman Stange, 51, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a golf course manager, died at home. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by companion Natalie Lyons; son Kenny Lyons; brothers Scott and Jimmy; and sisters Kerri, Melissa and Andrea Stange, and Amy Hatmaker. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Iwao Shimono

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 30, 2016
Iwao Shimono, 88, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired Kohala Sugar Co. welder and Hawaii Preparatory Academy maintenance employee, died at home. He was born in Kapaau. He is survived by wife Yoshie, sons Darryl and Mark, sister Toshiko Murakami and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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Leroy Rodolfo

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 15, 2016
Leroy Rodolfo, 75, of Waianae died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Rudolph and sisters Jeanette and Leanna. Private services. Condolences: ballardfamilymoanaluamortuary.com.

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Scott William Robeson

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 16, 2016
Scott William Robeson, 76, of Wainiha, Kauai, a retired American President Lines shipmaster, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Barbara, son Blake A. and sister Betsy R. Collins. Private services.

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Somilidad Mina Reyes

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 23, 2016
Somilidad Mina “Soming” Reyes, 83, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Joshua, daughter Ginalyn Mina, brother Jovencio Mina, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.

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Ann Powers

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Sept. 16, 2016
Ann Powers, 82, of Honolulu, an artist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Cranston, R.I. She is survived by daughters Colleen Wheeler and Kim Fesler Von Ende, brother Louis Jalongo, sister Madeline Aronson and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.

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Ann Itsuye Pawid

Posted On September 30th, 2016 -

Aug. 26, 2016
Ann Itsuye Pawid, 93, of Hayward, Calif., a retiree, died in Hayward. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jack and William Padua, and Angel and David Pawid; and daughter Jane Watanabe. Private services.

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