Obituaries for Friday, December 27, 2019

Nancy Nakasone Blalock

Nancy Nakasone Blalock of Wailua passed away peacefully on Nov. 6, 2019. at the age of 97.

Born Shigeko Nakasone on April 10, 1922, in Wahiawa, Oahu, she graduated from Leilehua High School and earned a business degree from the University of Denver.

She devoted her life to the service of others, as a special education teacher in Hawaii, mentor in 4-H programs across Hawaii, co-founder of the County of Kauai Sunshine Market, longtime member of the Kauai Farm Bureau and Kapaa Lions Club, and an avid supporter of Na Koa (University of Hawaii athletics boosters).

She was preceded in death by adoring husband of 57 years, Jack Blalock, parents Ushii and Matsukichi Nakasone, sisters Matsue Shimabukuro, Kay Kimiko Nakamura and Jeanette Kinue Matsukawa, andbrothers Matsuzen, Masayuki and Walter Masahiro Nakasone.

She is survived by children Carol (Abraham) Cummings, Reiko (Dominic) Beralas and John Ty Blalock, grandchildren who fondly called her “Grandma Ms. B,” Kawailele (Landon) Yamashiro, Michael (Maricel) Cummings, Momi (Chi) Cummings, Nate (Rebecca) Beralas, John (Carmela) Beralas, Kulia and Faith Blalock and Meghann Matsuda, great-grandchildren Pono, Ava, Elliana and Azariah, brothers Edwin Masanobu (Mary) Nakasone and James (Norma) Nakasone, sister Marian Iha, brother-in-law Joseph Matsukawa and and sister-in-law Takako Nakasone.

In accordance with her wishes, services were private.

Robynne Darlene Kua‘aleialoha Kanoho

Robynne Darlene Kua‘aleialoha Kanoho, formerly known as Robynne D.K. Kauanui, of Anahola, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Dec. 17, 2019, at the age of 70.

Born in Lihue on Nov. 1, 1949, she was employed at Duane’s Ono Char Burger as a cook, prep cook and cashier.

She was preceded in death by husband Henry P. Kanoho, father Joseph Kauanui and mother Blossom P. Kauanui.

She is survived by daughter Debra Bonilla of Anahola, sons Rawlin (Cheri Alamani) Kanoho of Salem, Oregon, Henry P. Kanoho Jr. of Anahola and Burl Kanoho of Warrenton, Oregon, brothers Joseph (Sandy) Kauanui of Florida, Vern Kauanui of Anahola and Emery Kauanui Sr. of Lihue, sister Maileann Battad-Robins Kaopuiki of Molokai, eight grandsons, five granddaughters, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kapaa Ward, with family viewing from 8 to 9 a.m. and public viewing from 9 to 10:30 a.m., with services to follow.

Burial will follow at Keapana Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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