Dolores Baquiran, 77, of Paauilo, formerly of Aiea, Oahu, died Dec. 25 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she was a Kaimuki High School alum and member of Waimea Seniors Club. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary Mauka Chapel on Oahu. Funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Burial at 11 a.m. Survived by husband, Inocencio Baquiran; sons, Inocencio Baquiran Jr., David Baquiran, Lawrence (Debbie) Baquiran and Calvin (Jill) Baquiran; daughters, Christina Baquiran and Frances (Grant) Teruya; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.
Susannah “Lindy” Lyndetta Broad, 59, of Hilo died Feb. 1 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in San Pedro, Calif., she was a graduate of Honolulu Institute of Hair Design, member of Hale ʻOluea Clubhouse and member of The Gospel of Alpha &Omega. Memorial service, scattering of ashes and luncheon Friday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Leleiwi Beach Park. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, RoRo (Leinaala) Broad-Reghi of Honolulu; son, Tyler K. Broad; brothers, Ernest Broad of Hilo and James Broad of Oahu; sister, Olena of Kona; caregiver, Ruth-Ann (John) Amina of Hilo; grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Masami Inaba, 93, of Hilo died Jan. 12 at home. Born in Papaikou, he was a retired mechanic from Orchid Isle Auto Center. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Lily Inaba of Hilo; daughter, Tracey (James) Oh of Honolulu; son, Kurt (Shan) Inaba of Hilo; sisters, Betty Okuboand Peggy Hong of Honolulu; brother, Masato Inaba of Honolulu; four grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lawrence “Larry” Lowe, 75, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 29 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Cook County, Ill., he was a retired owner/operator of a retail store, the Kona Flea Market, and a U.S. Army veteran. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Vivian Lowe of Kailua-Kona; sons, Lawrence L. (Kazue) Lowe and Leslie V. Lowe of Kailua-Kona; three granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Elizabeth “Tita” Kauikeolani Ruddle Spielman, 95, of Waimea, died Jan. 23 at home. Born in Hilo, she graduated from Punahou School’s centennial class, She attended college in Massachusetts, worked at Kilauea Military Camp during World War II and at Hawaii Visitors Bureau and Punahou School in Honolulu before retiring and returning to Hawaii Island. Private services. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Community Hospital, North Hawaii Hospice or Kawaihae Canoe Club. Survived by sons, Joe “Stretch” Spielman and John “JK” Spielman; daughter, Eva Naniole.
Helen Esplana Watson, 94, of Lihue, Kauai, died Dec. 28. Born in Lihue, she was retired from the hotel industry. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, 3168 Poipu Rd. in Koloa. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Hilo celebration of life 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Soka Gakkai International-USA Buddhist Center, 695 Makalika St. Survived by daughters, Cecilia Suan (Lloyd) Bond, Cileen Suan (Myron) Yamashita, Virgina (Victor) De Peralta, Norma Watson (John) Ross, Rose “Loke” Watson (Rudy) Notebo, Davilyn Watson and Veronica Texeira; sons, Ceasar Esplana Suan and Harold Esplana (Juliette Tapacio Sarmiento) Suan; sisters, Pastora “Patsy” Torres, Maria “Mary” Gonsales and Euphemia “Darlene” Steaveson; 21 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Ruth Mitsuye Yamaguchi, 88 of Hilo died Dec. 26 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo she was a retired engineering drafting technician for the county Department of Public Works. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Mark Yamaguchi of Hilo; sister, Fujie Mukai of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Yaeko Miyasato of Hilo and Thelma Yamaguchi of Oahu; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.