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Masao Watanabe

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 5, 2014
Masao “Sonny” Watanabe, 94, an Olokele Sugar Co. heavy equipment operator, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by brother Katsushige and sisters Tsunako Tanigawa, Hisako Watanabe and Ayako Honma. Private services.

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Leonard Yet Num Chow

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Jan. 6, 2014
Leonard Yet Num Chow, 89, of Hilo, a retiree from Hawaiian Equipment and United Airlines, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Gertrude S.; son Leonard; brother Donald; and sisters Margaret Mochizuki, Blossom Lee and Bette Chow. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Chikao Mukai

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 23, 2014
Chikao “Mike” Mukai, 86, of Hilo, a retired Air Force master sergeant and a retired Hawaiian Telcom fleet maintenance mechanic, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, Hilo. He was born in Hilea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sue, son Michael, daughters Barbara Mukai and Anita Hyon, brother Tsukasa, sister Lorraine Ayabe and three grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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Jack Henry White

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 25, 2014
Jack Henry White, 87, of Honolulu, a retired aircraft mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Walthamstow, England. He is survived by daughter Cindi White-Yanaga and a grandchild. Private services.

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William De-Perez

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Sept. 23, 2013
William De-Perez, 92, of Hilo, a state government bus driver and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sister Vivian Feliciano and niece and caregiver Lita Feliciano. Celebration of life: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Community Church Assembly of God, Hilo. Urn burial: 3 p.m. at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

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Betty Tokiyo Nitta

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 24, 2014
Betty Tokiyo Nitta, 87, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Care Center of Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Lynn Clarke and Francine Yokoi, brother Robert Hara, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Erwin Edward Willard

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 20, 2014
Erwin Edward Willard, 92, of Honolulu, a numerical control computer programmer, died. He was born in Lisbon, N.Y. He is survived by son Thomas Yale; daughters Sandra Schiff, Susan Willard, Judy Hyman, Barb Shipley and Debbie Pierson; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Bristol Hospice-Hawaii, Waterfront Plaza Four, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 4-547, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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Mabel Teixeira Gomes

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 17, 2014
Mabel Teixeira Gomes, 97, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons James R. and Jarry P.; brothers Walter and Freddy Teixeira, and Nicky Rawlins; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Rudolfo P. Parreno

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 19, 2014
Rudolfo P. Parreno, 85, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired pastor and physician, died at home. He was born in Iloilo, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalie, daughters Maria and Anna, and sisters Romola Gonzales and Rosa Thaiaporn. Services to be held in Pasadena, Calif.

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Fanny Fung Wah Wong

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 25, 2014
Fanny Fung Wah Wong, 89, of Kaneohe, a clothing seamstress, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Raymond W.M. and Daniel W.K., daughter Celina Y.L. So, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Antonia Basug Gomez

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 8, 2014
Antonia Basug Gomez, 94,
of Mililani died in Wahiawa. She was born in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by son David Jr., daughters Edna Wong and Christina Factor, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Elaine T. Ramsey

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 15, 2014
Elaine T. “Tats” Ramsey, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons William B. and Robert J., brother Andy Miyamoto, sister Chieko Enos, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Lydia Hemperoso

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Jan. 14, 2014
Lydia Hemperoso, 70, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services at noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Patricia Junko Shibuya

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 26, 2014
Patricia Junko Shibuya, 59, of Waipahu, a caregiver, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brothers Joel and Leslie. Private services.

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Samuel Seishin Kaneshiro

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 8, 2014
Samuel Seishin Kaneshiro, 83, of Hono-lulu, a retired Holmes and Narver heavy equipment operator and an Army veteran, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Thelma C. Izu, Nancy M. Kaneshiro, Janet A. Higa and Elaine Y. Usui. Private services.

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Lauren Fumiko Tamura

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 19, 2014
Lauren Fumiko Tamura, 53, of Honolulu, a graphic designer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Alan Y., mother Aileen T. and sisters Clarice Y. Inouye and Valerie K. Lane. Private services.

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Harry Kunio Karino

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 16, 2014
Harry Kunio Karino, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired Honolulu Painting Co. supervisor, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Norman K. and sisters Elaine Morinaka and June Sakoda. Private services.

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Hatsue Tao

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 15, 2014
Hatsue Tao, 97, of Aiea, a retired Punahou School custodian, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Glenn S., daughter Fern S. Kashiwabara, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Tsuneo Kiyonaga

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 1, 2014
Tsuneo Kiyonaga, 87, of Aiea died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kevin; daughter Joy Takenouchi; sisters Clara Tsuchida, Catherine Kusaka and Ethel Ishii; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Nancy N. Teshima

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 7, 2014
Nancy N. Teshima, 82, of Omao, Kauai, a retired Kauai High School teacher, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Kevin, daughter Cheryl Peters, sister Betty Okimoto and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Adriana Abellada

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Dec. 24, 2013
Adriana Abellada, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Baguio City, Philippines. She was born in Naguillan, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by sons Benjamin and Reynaldo; daughters Ophelia Malalang, Virginia Eubank and Ping Blas; sister Dolores Gutierrez; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Honolulu. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Robert Eugene Mace

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 8, 2014
Robert Eugene Mace, 89, of Pauoa Valley, a retired gift shop owner in Kailua-Kona and a Navy officer, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Ruth; son Robert Jr.; daughters Lani Tumaneng, Maile Davis and Robin Fordham; sister Shirley; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Helen M. Tim

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Jan. 5, 2014
Helen M. Tim, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House merchandise clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Debbie A. and Audrey L.; brothers Alvin, Roy and Norman Machida; and sister Christina Wong. Private services.

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James S. Araki

Posted On January 30th, 2014 -

Dec. 28, 2013
James S. Araki, 96, of Ewa Beach, former owner of Jimmy & Sons Texaco Service Station in Ewa Beach, died in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Roy, Ted and Alan; daughters Linda Teruya and Sandra Shiraki; brothers Tadashi and Yoshinobu; sisters Kikue Nimori and Jane Araki; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Martina R. Caballuan

Posted On January 29th, 2014 -

Jan. 13, 2014
Martina R. Caballuan, 65, of Honolulu, a housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by mother Apolonia and sister Loida Manuel. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.


Jan. 25, 2014
Robert “Bob” Craddick Sr., 54, of Lahaina died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Vallejo, Calif. He is survived by wife Erin “Emme” Briscoe; sons Robert Jr. and Rondell; daughters Crystal Rodriguez, Jeannee Hill and Heather Rajott; mother Jean Stone; brothers Doug and Mark; sister Kimberly Shriner; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Canoe Beach, Lahaina. Scattering of ashes to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.


Jan. 27, 2014
Jo Marcia Feinberg, 66, of Pukalani, Maui, a co-owner of Aloha Natural Brokers Inc., died. She was born in Cleveland. She is survived by husband Larry, daughters Jordanna Dorfman and Arianna Feinberg, and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. today at Ballard Family Mortuary. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.


Jan. 18, 2014
Patricia Ann Kapanui, 70, of Honolulu died in Liliha Healthcare Center. She was born in Missouri. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Richard Elkinton, and Charlie Grune; sister Marilyn Schmidt; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.


Dec. 8, 2013
Valerie Amoa Kia, 74, of Waianae, a former employee at Hilton Waikoloa, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by sons Robert R., Eugene R. and Allen R. Stevens Kia; daughters Georgette L.S.K. Keliikupakako and Jamie K. Kahala Kia; brothers Albert A., Robert L. and Josiah N.; sisters Charlene Kaupu, Rose Kirland and Dr. LaVerne Kia; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


Jan. 24, 2014
Sahra Soon Jea Kim, 69, of Honolulu, a retired Duty Free beauty consultant, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Gyoenggi-do, Korea. She is survived by sons Jae Kun and Jay Yang, daughter Hae Ryung Yang and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m.


Dec. 29, 2013
Paul S. “Uncle” Onomura, 76, of Pearl City, a retired Honolulu Community College professor and an Army veteran, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Verna E.; sons Paul T., Patrick T. and Preston S.; daughter Kathy Y. Tokunaga; brother Philip; sisters Janet Nakamura, Joan Miyahira, Keiko Margolin and Ginny Gray; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.


Jan. 10, 2014
Betty Lou Leilani Ontai, 74, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gordon, son Laurence Iwamoto, stepsons Sidney and Eddie, stepdaughters Lisa Ontai-Stone and Laurie LaGrange, and 11 grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.


Jan. 1, 2014
Maria Clarina P. Pagdilao, 89, of Waipahu died in Aiea. She was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Robert; daughter Carolina; brother Samuel Sr.; sisters Irene Pagatpatan, Glorieta Ancheta, Lolita Coloma and Wilfreda Oallares; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday at United Church of Christ, 94-1366 Hiapo St., Waipahu. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Dec. 27, 2013
Gertrude Alani Pauline, 66, of Hilo, a retired certified nurse’s aide, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Ashley Pauline-Davidson and Marsha Pauline, brothers Gilbert and Albert Keliihoomalu, and sister Lillian Larita. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Haili Christian Church.


Jan. 19, 2014
Sasha Elizabeth Ka’ipoleimanu Purdy, infant daughter of Jake Purdy and Christine Mau of Kailua, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brothers Sage Maxwell and Robert J. Kalama Jr., sister Skye Maxwell and grandparents Grace Mau, Lolita Purdy and Jacob Purdy Sr. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: bortwickoahu.com.


Jan. 4, 2014
Mary Bernadette Ranney, 68, of Honolulu, a visual arts specialist and art educator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Manhattan. She is survived by daughters Marisa Bushey, Marlena Ranney and Mehana Moore; mother Jawn; brothers Donald and Francis; sisters Joan Riebli and Celestine Ranney-Howes; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Honolulu. Rosary: 9:30 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Private interment. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.


Jan. 9, 2014
Waynie Wai Ngee Schempers, 74, of Kihei, Maui, a retired cashier at Times Super Market in Kailua, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lawrence; sons Oswaldo Jr. and Richard Ramos; daughters Louisa Lilinoe, Laura Diaz, Violet Dutro, Dee Dee Williams, Pua Schempers and Loke Seumalo; brothers Daniel and Victor Young; sisters Sonia Ching, Rachel Cho and Sharlene Young; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.


Jan. 15, 2014
Eleanor Dean Souza, also known as “Ele” and “Butchie,” 72, of Surprise, Ariz., a retired bookkeeper, died in Sun City West, Ariz. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Verna Mae “Wendy” Joseph. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.


Jan. 19, 2014
Mitsuru Suehisa, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by sons Miles, Wayne and Gary; daughter Irene Nagahara; sisters Marjorie Katahara and Elizabeth Hirokane; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.


Jan. 18, 2014
Severo Fustino Tania, 77, of Mililani, a retired airplane mechanic and an Air Force veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by son Sean; sisters Barbara Balios, Bessie Labrador, Alejandria Jacinto, Mary Kautz, Elaine Ginn and Caroline Tania; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.


Jan. 16, 2014
Robert Yit Chung “Bolo” Wong, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired Central Pacific Bank vice president and an Air Force veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kerstan J. and Korwin Y., sisters Fay Murakami and Thelma Luke, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Feb. 6 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.


Jan. 23, 2014
Chang Yop Yi, 93, of Honolulu, a retired paper company owner, died in Maluhia. He was born in Pyongyang, Korea. He is survived by son Jae Hun, daughters Mi Kyong Kwak and Po Kyong Song, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: noon Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 1 p.m.


Jan. 8, 2014
Gary Tommy Yugawa, 63, of Pearl City died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Rachel E. Kogachi, hanai son Ryan Kogachi, hanai daughter Loriann Saulibio, sister Diane Miyamoto and two hanai grandchildren. Private services.

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Sasha Elizabeth Ka’ipoleimanu Purdy

Posted On January 29th, 2014 -

Jan. 19, 2014
Sasha Elizabeth Ka’ipoleimanu Purdy, infant daughter of Jake Purdy and Christine Mau of Kailua, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brothers Sage Maxwell and Robert J. Kalama Jr., sister Skye Maxwell and grandparents Grace Mau, Lolita Purdy and Jacob Purdy Sr. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: bortwickoahu.com.

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Martina R. Caballuan

Posted On January 29th, 2014 -

Jan. 13, 2014
Martina R. Caballuan, 65, of Honolulu, a housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by mother Apolonia and sister Loida Manuel. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Services: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Mary Bernadette Ranney

Posted On January 29th, 2014 -

Jan. 4, 2014
Mary Bernadette Ranney, 68, of Honolulu, a visual arts specialist and art educator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Manhattan. She is survived by daughters Marisa Bushey, Marlena Ranney and Mehana Moore; mother Jawn; brothers Donald and Francis; sisters Joan Riebli and Celestine Ranney-Howes; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Honolulu. Rosary: 9:30 a.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Private interment. Aloha or casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information in an obituary published Saturday.

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Robert Craddick Sr.

Posted On January 29th, 2014 -

Jan. 25, 2014
Robert “Bob” Craddick Sr., 54, of Lahaina died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Vallejo, Calif. He is survived by wife Erin “Emme” Briscoe; sons Robert Jr. and Rondell; daughters Crystal Rodriguez, Jeannee Hill and Heather Rajott; mother Jean Stone; brothers Doug and Mark; sister Kimberly Shriner; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Canoe Beach, Lahaina. Scattering of ashes to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Waynie Wai Ngee Schempers

Posted On January 29th, 2014 -

Jan. 9, 2014
Waynie Wai Ngee Schempers, 74, of Kihei, Maui, a retired cashier at Times Super Market in Kailua, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lawrence; sons Oswaldo Jr. and Richard Ramos; daughters Louisa Lilinoe, Laura Diaz, Violet Dutro, Dee Dee Williams, Pua Schempers and Loke Seumalo; brothers Daniel and Victor Young; sisters Sonia Ching, Rachel Cho and Sharlene Young; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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