Esther Rosanne Gorman, 69, of Waikoloa died Sept. 5 in Waimea. Born in Los Angeles, she was a homemaker. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by husband, Bruce; son, Bob (Elizabeth) Gorman of Newbury Park, Calif.; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Sonny Kaopua Kamanawa, 40, of Kailua-Kona, died Sept. 1 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a former customer service agent for Alamo Car Rentals, prep cook for Quinn’s Almost by the Sea, service agent for Fun Factory and member of Pukaana Congregational Church. Services at a later date. Condolences to Loreen Kamanawa, P.O. Box 390106, Keauhou, HI 96739. For info, call 313-2634. Survived by mother, Loreen Kamanawa of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Chad (Kelly) Hose and Waylon (Alisha) Kamanawa of Kailua Kona; hanai sister, Haleaka (Lou) Umu of Washington; hanai brother, Brada (Jen) Cacal of Keaau; uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Anthony Bernard Mathis, 65, of Honomu died Aug. 6 in Hilo. Born in March of 1955 in Cienfuegos, Cuba, he operated Akaka Falls Inn with his mother, worked in the social services field and graduated from the University of Hawaii School of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources in Hilo, with a major in psychology and minor in tropical agriculture. Private celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by mother, Sonia R. Martinez of Honomu; brothers, John (Sylvia) Calero of Alabama and Ben (Ivette ) Calero of Florida; sisters, Allysa Calero of Florida, Marion E. Mathis of Tennessee and Sherry Mathis Hutchings of South Carolina; an aunt and uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Eleanore Phelps, 82, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 5 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Los Angeles, she was a homemaker, former medical and dental assistant, and member of Audubon Society. Private services. No flowers. Memorial donations to any Audubon Society. Survived by husband, William Phelps of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Lisa (Trent) Bateman of Holualoa; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Nancy M. Urbanozo, 77, of Laupahoehoe died Aug. 13 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in North Hilo, she was worker for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., health caretaker, member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, where she was a volunteer as office secretary, outreach and for different ministries, and member of Laupahoehoe Senior Citizen Club, Papaaloa Nutrition and Retired Seniors Volunteer Program. Private family services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by brother, Kenneth (Wendy) Urbanozo Sr. of Ookala; sister, Anita Urbanozo-DeMotta, of Kapehu Camp; an aunt, uncle, nephews, nieces, grandephews and nieces, cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.