Obituary Notices: September 11–18, 2016

September 25, 2016, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated September 25, 10:03 AM
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Nellie Cervantes
May 31, 1931 – September 13, 2016

Nellie Cervantes, 85, of Ocean View, was born in Los Angeles, California on May 31, 1931, and peacefully passed away on Sept. 13, 2016. Nellie was a homemaker.

She is survived by sons Michael Cervantes of Rowland Heights, California; David Cervantes of Ocean View, Hawai’i; daughter Rebecca Cervantes of Azusa, California, brother Alex (Maryann) Jiminez of Anderson, South Carolina; sisters Connie (Gene) Calderon of Whittier, Californa; Ruth (Salvador) Esquer of Pico Rivera, California; Hortensia (George) Gurgian of Ontario, California; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

David Hauser
June 22, 1949 – September 14, 2016

David Charles Hauser, 67, of Waikoloa, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. David Charles Hauser was born on June 22, 1949. David was a retired Police SGT. for the Honoka’a Police Department. Celebration of Life to be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honoka’a (45-5028 Plumeria Road Honoka’a, HI 96727) on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. Visitation at 9:30 a.m., Mass at 11:30 a.m. He is survived by his wife Libby Kaopuiki of Waikoloa; sons Donovan (Keri) Hauser of O’ahu and Kukapu’o’uha’a “Boog” (Makaleka Barros) Gunderson of Waikoloa; daughter Davelyn (Carlos) Lopez of Honoka’a; sisters Patricia Hauser of Washington and Francis (William) Andrade of Honoka’a; 2 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo.

Marion Leimomi Purdy

Marion Leimomi Purdy


Marion Leimomi Purdy
February 2, 1941 – September 13, 2016


Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at Ballard Mortuary in Kahului. A Celebration of Life service will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 8 at Kula Community Center. The family requests casual attire. Mrs. Purdy is predeceased by her husband, Kaneikahekili Purdy. She is survived by sons, Harold (Barbara), Nainoa (Leina), Myron (Kristen), Byron (U’i), Todd (Trina); hanai daughter Gwen (J) Conway; sisters Velma Namahoe, Keala (Fred) Young; 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.


Jeremiah Mattson

Jeremiah Mattson

Jeremiah Mattson
May 9, 1931 – September 15, 2016


Jeremiah Mattson, 85, of Nāhiku, Maui, passed away on Sept. 15, 2016. He was born on May 9, 1931, in Hāna, Maui.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Visitation begins at 9 a.m.; service starts at 11 a.m.; Innichement will follow, 1 p.m., at the Maui Veteran’s Cemetery in Makawao.

Jeremiah was a retired Manager for Atlas Sales Company, Inc. He is survived by his sister, Isabelle “Kipela” Mattson; sister-in-law, Yoshiko Mattson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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