Roxane S.P. Canionero, 43, of Nanakuli died Monday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Audey; daughters Tiana, Tatum and Tenille; parents William M. and Bernice Sanford; brothers William H., Brian and Todd Sanford, and sisters Hedy Lou Rutkowski, Bonniebelle Perry and Deidre Sanford. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Liliuokalani Protestant Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
Elizabeth N. Ching, 94, of Ewa Beach died last Thursday in Honolulu. She is survived by son Harry L.F.; daughters Lorraine Mau, Cynthia Chee and Elena Crawford, 19 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Private services.
Mathilde "Tia" Olsen Donnelly, formerly of Hawaii, co-administrator of the Cornell Summer Schools of the Pacific, died Dec. 11 in Issaquah, Wash. She was also the executive secretary to the president of the New York World's Fair. She was born in Farsund, Norway. She is survived by husband Howard; children Kaarin Hughes and Dawn Siemon, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services held.
Eleanor G. Garzero, 85, of Haiku, Maui died Dec. 12 at home under hospice care. She was born in California. She is survived by husband John R.; sons Michael and John; daughter Christina, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Maui.
Sally F. Ishii, 78, of Honolulu died Dec. 1. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Patrick; daughter Michele Watanabe; brothers Katsumi "Dennis" Kiyota and Katsutoshi "Stanley" Kiyota, and seven grandchildren. Private services.
Joseph H. Kahee Jr. of Hilo, a retired stevedore supervisor for HT&T Shipping, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Joseph III; daughter Hannah L.; sisters Katherine Kuwada, Violet Liston and Lana Kahee; five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. next Thursday at Malia Puka O Kalani. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Dec. 29 at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Paina to follow. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Anthony M. Kaopua, 49, of Honolulu died Dec. 3 at home. He is survived by wife Linda; daughters Pamela, Krystal and Katherine; mother Emily; brother Matthew; sisters Emily Narciso and Sally Nahalea, and grandchildren. Private services.
Julia H. Kiger, 80, of Lihue, Kauai died Friday. She was born in Florence, S.C. She is survived by sons Fred, Morris, Frank and Clifford; sisters Dorothy Washburn and Fredere, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.
Berenice R. "Bee" Morrison, 92, of Volcano, Hawaii, a fabric artist of Hawaii with works in the collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, died Monday in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was also on the staff at the Foundry Art Gallery in Honolulu and an instructor and craft demonstrator at the Volcano Art Center. She was born in Florence, Italy. She is survived by son Boone, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. No services.
Kiyoshi "John" Muranaka, 89, of Mililani and formerly of Kauai, a retired Alexander and Baldwin office manager, died Nov. 23. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by son David; daughter Joyce Imanaka; sister Patsy Chesser, and four grandchildren. Private services.
Mercedes K. Chung-Hoon Nobriga, 94, of Hilo died Dec. 12 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Edwin W. and Gordon H.; brothers William III and Harold Chung-Hoon; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a hanai granddaughter and two hanai great-grandchildren. Private services.
Toshiko Ota, 81, of Pearl City died Nov. 30 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Edwin M.; daughters Laraine K. Koga and Kathleen M. Teruya; brother Charles H. Shimabukuro; sister Helen Harada, and four grandchildren. Private services.
Dick Tavai, 59, of Honolulu, a machine operator at Steel Case Co., died last Thursday. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Perelini; daughters Rhiannon and Soshana; sons Richard and Daniel; sisters Asovale Sunia and Laki Tuaolo, and brothers Tafao, Te'o and the Revs. Elia, Fiatupu and Vaovai. Private services.
Mildred H. Yahiku, 85, of Honolulu, a retired food server, died Dec. 10 at home. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Walter, Kenneth and Robert; daughters Kay Yahiku and Amy Loo; brother Toshiro Miyasato, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
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