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• William H. Hoffman, Sr.
• Anthony Rita
• Mitchell Hamabata
William H. Hoffman, Sr.
William H. Hoffman, Sr. of Kapa‘a, died March 6, 2004, after a brief illness at the age of 94.
He moved to Kaua‘i in 2000 after living and working in Baltimore, Md., where he was born.
Employed by the Glen L. Martin Aircraft Company (now known as Lockheed-Martin), he worked on military aircraft during World War II and as a missile technician in the post-war era. While based in Baltimore, he traveled to various locations within the U.S. and to Germany on assignments geared to his expertise. He retired in 1975 after 40 years of service.
He was a member of several senior citizen centers in Baltimore for which he organized various programs and activities. On Kaua‘i, he belonged to the Kilauea and Kapa‘a Senior Centers.
Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred G. Leicht Hoffman and his son, Dr. Arnold J. Hoffman of Kilauea, he is survived by his son, William H. Hoffman, Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pa.; his primary caregiver and grandson, Michael Brian Hoffman of Kapa‘a; and grandchildren William H. III, Elizabeth, John Gregory and Lisa Marie; five great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was an avid fisherman, singer and story teller. Burial was private.
Anthony Rita of Lihu‘e died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on March 30, 2004, at the age of 52.
Born in Lihue, on Dec. 11, 1951, he is survived by his fiancée, Kealoha Enriques of Anahola; three brothers, Adam Rita Jr. of Canada, Edwin Rita of Oklahoma and Calvin (Louella) Rita of Maui; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 4, at the Kalapaki Beach Park. Casual attire is suggested.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
Mitchell Masao Hamabata of Hanama‘ulu, died at home on March 31, 2004, at the age of 56.
A disabled Vietnam War veteran, Mitchell was preceded in death by his parents Michael Kenji and Sumiko “Sue” (Arashiro) Hamabata and older brother Michaelson Hamabata.
He is survived by brother Matthews Hamabata of Hawai‘i and California and sisters Gwen Hamabata of Hanapepe, and Marla Hamabata of California. He is also survived by uncles Yone Arashiro of Wailua, Take Arashiro of Port Allen, George (Nancy) Hamabata and Seiko Hamabata of O‘ahu; aunts Natsuko (Anshu) Matsuda of O‘ahu, Tome (Kenneth) Arashiro of Wailua, Gladys (Richard) Arashiro of Wailua and Mitsuko Hamabata Wong of O‘ahu; great aunt Yasu (Toshio) Yamasato of Kapa‘a and numerous cousins.
A 1965 graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute, Mitchell attended the University of Hawai‘i and lived his life as an artist and musician.
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 4, at the Hanapepe United Church of Christ.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.
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