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Obituaries for September 11

Wendy Lou Fountain, 55, of Keaau died Sept. 1 at home. Born in Massena, N.Y., she was an art teacher for Keaau High School and Seton Catholic High School, Plattsburgh, N.Y., U.S. Army veteran and member of Church of the Holy Apostles, Hilo, and Christ and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Champlain, N.Y. Memorial service with Eucharist 11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 16) at Church of The Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Rob Fountain Jr.; children, Ian Fountain, Erin Busch and Elizabeth (Peter) Warneck; mother, Catherine Simms; brothers, Jerry Simms, Warren Simms, Joseph (Helen) Simms and Craig O’Gallagher; sisters, Kathy (Bill) Henry and Karen Schmidt; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Haroleen Puena Makuakane, 64, of Hilo died Aug. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Keaukaha, she was a homemaker, former bus driver for Laupahoehoe Transportation Co. and Hele-On and former member of Hawaiian Bowling Club. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday (Sept. 15) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by, son, Douglas Vallente Jr. of Hilo; daughter, Jane Makuakane of Hilo; sisters, Adeline Makuakane, Margie (Gerald) Abiley, Millicent (Herbert) Riedel-Majamay, Cindy Wilson and Robyn (Greer) Riedel of Hilo; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yiuzo Nii, 95, of Hilo died Aug. 17 at Leahi Hospital in Honolulu. Born in Papaikou, he was a retired state bridge maintenance worker. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 16) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Janice (Patrick) Chong of Honolulu; sister, Nancy (Nobuo) Matsui of Hilo; two grandsons. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Donald Patrick Swain, 65, of Hilo died Aug. 27 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a member of Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Visitation from 8-10 a.m. Friday (Sept. 15) at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sister, Laverne (Pete) Costa of Hilo; brother, Dennis (Mickey) Swain of Wisconsin; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robert Dominador Visaya, 76, of Hilo died Aug. 16 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Kukuihaele, he was a retired tile setter for the former RV Ceramic Tile Contracting and member of New Hope-Hilo and Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 16) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Sally Visaya of Hilo; daughters, Gail (Monte) North of Glendale, Ariz., Roberta (Alan) Tada and Sally Renee Visaya of Hilo; hanai daughter, Jade Tsuge of Hilo; brothers, Stanley (Daisy) Visaya of Honolulu and Edward Visaya of Tabor, Iowa; sister, Lisa Conn of Waimea; sisters-in-law, Veronica Mamuad of Honolulu and Lorraine Yadao of Kohala; stepbrothers, Alan (Paulette) Familiar of Hilo and Rudy (Jean) Familiar of Waimea; stepsister, Gabby (Miles) Kunishige of Waimea; five grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Toshiko Yamaguchi, 89, of Hilo died July 29 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Tokyo, she was a homemaker. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Shirley (Hiroshi) Horii of Sendai, Japan, and Colleen (Kurt) Alicuben of Hilo; son, Thomas (Jezamine) Yamaguchi of Porterville, Calif.; brother, Teruo (Yoko) Hatori of Japan; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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