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Obituaries for January 3

Paul James Hideo Matsumoto, M.D., 85, of Hilo died Dec. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kealakekua, he was a retired surgeon, a U.S. Navy lieutenant and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Joseph Aloha Choir. Rosary 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 9) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wake service at 7 p.m. Rosary again 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 10) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Eulogy at 10 a.m. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No carnations, please, and no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Cora B. Matsumoto of Hilo; sons, Paul Miki Matsumoto of New York, Stephen (Melissa) Matsumoto of San Diego and Navy Cmdr. David (Kimberly) Matsumoto of Naples, Italy; stepson, Grant Keolu (Kasie) Kailikea of Hilo; daughters, Ann B. Matsumoto of Honolulu, Maureen Matsumoto of Albuquerque, N.M., Joan (Stephanie Marsan) Matsumoto of Winthrop, Mass., Caroline (Dr. Aaron) Kauhane of Honolulu, Sarah (Mark) Kobayashi of Okinawa, Japan, Rachel (Dr. Lazarus) Gehring of Owego, N.Y., and Christal Matsumoto of Hilo; stepdaughters, Cori L. (Kula) Oda and Joni M. (Brent) Hess of Hilo; sister, Yoko Futa of Honolulu; brothers, Larry Matsumoto of Quartz Hill, Calif., and Kenneth (Janet) Matsumoto of Cypress, Calif.; brother-in-law, George Morita of Mililani, Oahu; sister-in-law, Trinidad Castillo of the Philippines; 29 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Edna Jane Perreira, 84, of Hilo died Dec. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Haina, Honokaa, she was a homemaker and member of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, Kilauea Ward, and Pomaikai Senior Center ukulele group. Visitation 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 10) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the mortuary; Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by children, Robert (Marylou) Maertens of Nanawale Estates, Iris Roelse of California, Agnes Fesolai of Utah and Samuel Perreira of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Anthony “Tony” Timothy Shannon, 80 of Kailua, Oahu, died Dec. 24 at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. Born in Anahola, Kauai, he was a legal process server and U.S. Navy veteran. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Jacqueline; daughters, Tammy (Rex) Kamakana, Cathy (Dru) Miyata and Jody (Greg) Awana of Kailua, Oahu; son, Akoni (Ann) Shannon of Kailua, Oahu; brothers, James “Sparky” Rodrigues of Waianae, Oahu, and Robert Allan Rodrigues of the mainland; sisters, Patricia “Pat” Seger of Ohio, Cynthia Spencer of Waimea, Marleen Rodrigues-Quiroz and Deborah Y‘au of Hilo; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Edith Mae Worsencroft, 89, of Honomu died Dec. 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pittsburgh, she was a teacher’s aide and receptionist at E.B. da Silva Elementary School and other Hilo area schools, environmentalist and member of Sierra Club of Hawaii, Moku Loa Group. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Monday (Jan. 8) at Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St. in Hilo. Lunch to follow. No flowers. Memorial donations to Sierra Club of Hawaii. Survived by sons, Kurt (Sylvia) Eschbach of Mililani, Oahu, and Karl Eschbach of Honomu; stepson, Samwise (Yasmine) Galenorn of Kirkland, Wash.; stepdaughters, Ann (Victor Munoz) Worsencroft of Lakewood, Colo., and Susan (Grant) Hallman of Bryan, Texas; two grandsons, two great-grandsons, four stepgrandchildren and a stepgreat-grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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