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Obituaries for August 29

Loana Joy English, 61, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 21 at home. Born in Long Beach, Calif., she was a secretary for PacifiCom Systems and notary public. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3) at Pahoehoe Beach next to Magic Sands Beach in Kailua-Kona. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com Survived by husband, Doug English; children, Cecelia (Danny) Robinson, Charles English, Dylan English and Donovan English; brother, Marty (Nanette) Sparke; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Hatsuno “Lillian” Fujimoto, 87, of Hilo, formerly of Ninole, died Aug. 18 at home. Born in Ninole, she was a retired licensed practical nurse and electrocardiogram technician for Hilo Medical Center and member of Honohina Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Senior Citizen Bowling League, Retired Senior Volunteer Program and Pomaikai Club. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Audrey Asato and Pearl (Ron) Yamamoto of Hilo; brothers, Yoichi Oba of Papaikou, Harold (Lily) Oba of California and Charles (Helen) Oba of Hilo; sisters, Shigeno (Takeshi) Kawamoto of Papaikou, Harriet (Jim) Huber of Nevada, Gladys Lopez of Hilo and Karen (Rich) Davis of California; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Esther Ekekela Maeda, 84, of Hawi died Aug. 21 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Kohala, she was a retired waitress for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, retired wardrobe attendant for the former Hyatt Regency Waikoloa and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 2) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Graveside dedicatory prayer and burial 9 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 5) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Donna Lynn (Michael) Tabarejo of Hawaiian Beaches and Sherri Lee (Ambrocio “Bruce”) Parayno of Kohala; brothers, James (Lorraine) Phillip of Monterey, Calif., and Charles Phillip of Florida; sisters, Theresa Mahi of Kona, Daisy (Robert) Naihe of Hilo, Sylvia (Fred) Hatanaka of California and Vivian Kim of Kohala; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Aurea Alminar Arde is survived by, among others, daughters, Nellie (Thomas) Parel of Paauilo, Cresencia (Nholie) Dalit of Vigan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, Corazon Arde (Eddie) Boado of Waimea, Ada (Tony) DeMayo of Pahala and Henny Arde (Levi) Hodges of Kapolei, Oahu. The family requests no flowers. Incomplete and incorrect information was submitted for an obituary published Sunday.

The late Sudsanguan “Sue” Nelson owned Su’s Thai Kitchen. Incorrect information was twice submitted for an obituary published Saturday.

The late Laverne Reiko Omori, 66, of Kealakekua died July 31 in Honolulu. She was born in Honaunau and was a retired county director of Research and Development. Services at noon Saturday (Sept. 2) in the Konawaena High School cafeteria. Survivors include daughter, KyLeigh Omori. Incomplete and incorrect information was submitted for an obituary published Saturday.


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