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Obituaries for September 14

Ivan Milford Cook Jr., 77, of Mountain View died Sept. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Long Beach, Calif. He was a retired manufacturing engineer and manager for McDonnell Douglas/Boeing, U.S. Navy Vietnam-era veteran, volunteer for the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, volunteer foster caregiver for Hawaii Island Humane Society and member of Hawaiian Island Pond Society and Lions Club. No service information. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hawaii Island Humane Society, P.O. Box 939, Keaau, HI 96749 or Friends of Panaewa Zoo, P.O. Box 738, Keaau, HI 96749. Survived by wife, Karla Cook of Mountain View; sisters, Dorothy Frische of California and Nancy Cook Johnson of Texas; hanai siblings, Kim and Jose Archuleta of Keaau, Will Yoeman and children of Mountain View, Linda Baptista of Mountain View, Eddie Baptista of Mountain View, George and Sandra Curtis of Honomu, Barbara and Joe Walsh of Orchidland and Dean Gonsalves and children of Pahoa. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jerry Toshio Nakashima, 93, of Hilo died Sept. 4 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired salesman for the American Greeting Corp., advertising salesman for the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and U.S. Army veteran during World War II. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Kumiko Nakashima of Hilo; son, Donn Nakashima of Honolulu; daughters, Geri Nakashima of Hilo and Marsha (Dr. Randall) Hirata of Hilo; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Glennon Graig Pine, 43, of Paauilo died Aug. 27 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honokaa, he was a painter for Delorey Painting and auto mechanic. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Sept. 23 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by fiancee, Pauahi Kalai of Paauilo; daughters, Kaylen Kalai-Pine, Kristalynn Kalai-Pine and Kelsie Kalai-Pine of Paauilo; son, Glennon Pine of Paauilo; father, Wayne Pine of Kawaihae; mother, Claudia Pine of Honokaa; brothers, Evan Pine of Kohala and Vernon Pine of Honokaa; sister, Sharilynn Pine of Honokaa; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Joe Gregory Prickett, 70, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 3 at home. Born in Springfield, Mo., he was a professional golfer, computer salesman and an outdoorsman. Private services. Survived by numerous friends. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Judy “Hemma” Emi Sumera, 73, of Hilo died Aug. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired secretary for the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 20) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial 2 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire. Survived by son, Tim (Jodi) Sumera of Hilo; daughter, Jenn (Mike Cardines) Sumera of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Herman (Irma) Sumera and Donald Pacheco of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Leona Omega of Hilo and Frances (Harvey) Johnson of Las Vegas; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Benedict “Ben” Joseph Suppes, 87, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 10 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Portland, Ore., he was an architect, member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and University of Oregon alum. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Roberta Suppes of Kailua-Kona; son, Joseph (Kari) Suppes of Hillsboro, Ore.; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

 

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