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  • Posted: Jan 4 2013 - 12:05am
    John "Johnny Boy" Wise Kamoku Sr., 72, of Hilo died Saturday at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Operating Engineers Local No. 3, U.S. Navy veteran, and member of Kamauloa O Ka Malamalama Church, Hui Maka'i Motorcycle Club, Leianakahinanoopuna, and Panaewa Hawaiian Homes Land Community Association. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Kamauloa O Ka Malamalama Church in Kurtistown, 17-604 Volcano Road (Highway 11); memorial service at 11 a.m. Aloha attire. Survived by wife, Mary Jane Kamoku of Hilo; son, John (Lisa Valle) Kamoku Jr. of Seattle; daughters, Piilani Kaawaloa of Pahoa, Jessanne (Edward) Paresa of Pahoa, Christine (Craig) Edmiston of Tracy, Calif., and Toni Marie (Orrin) Batalon Kaui of Pahoa; sister, Elsie Kihano of Waipahu, Oahu; brother, Jimmy Wise of Volcano; sister-in-law, Lei Mokiao of Nanakuli, Oahu; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Jan 3 2013 - 12:05am
    Angeline Yvonne Carvalho Kim, 86, of Hilo died Friday at her residence. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; wake service at 6 p.m. Friends may call again 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo; funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by husband, John Kim of Hilo; daughters, Mary Ann (John) Andrade of Ahualoa and Malina (Niles) Nakamura of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Bernice Paik of Waimanalo and Clara Shin of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Henry Shin of Oahu, George Shin of Tacoma, Wash., and Robert Perreira of Hilo; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Jan 2 2013 - 12:05am
    Richard Augustine DeSa, 71, of Pepeekeo died Nov. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honomu, he was a retired regional manager with the Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), a former professional baseball player in Japan with the Daimai Orions and the Kintetsu Buffaloes, and former pitching coach for the University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcans baseball team. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Graveside urn committal service 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Kotone DeSa of Pepeekeo; sons, Richard Y. (Lisa) DeSa Jr. of Mililani, Oahu, and Dean S. (Nami) DeSa of San Jose, Calif.; daughter, Susie M. (John) Dill of Pepeekeo; brothers, Joseph DeSa Jr. of Honolulu William (Linda) DeSa of Las Vegas; sisters, Shirley (William) Ferreira and Marilyn (Reynold) De Costa of Hilo; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Jan 1 2013 - 12:05am
    Marcia Allen Wilson, 67, of Ocean View, formerly of Carson City, Nev., died Dec. 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Ely, Nev., she was retired director of the deaf and hard of hearing for the Carson School District in Carson City, Nev., a volunteer for the Ironman Triathlon and Underwear Run and a participant of the Jingle Bell Run on Dec. 23. Private celebration of life at a later date. Survived by son, Derek Wilson of San Diego; daughters, Kendra Wilson of Reno, Nev., Terili Wilson of Carson City and Princess Pupule of Ocean View; stepson, Tony (Heather) Wilson of Clarkston, Mich.; stepdaughter, Robin (Christopher) Pyle of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Dec 30 2012 - 12:05am
    Edwin Akio Hoshida, 79, of Hawi died Dec. 17 at Kohala Hospital. Born in Kohala, he was a retired auto mechanic, former scout master for the Boy Scouts of America, U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran, former Hawaii Army National Guardsman and member of Big Island National Guard Retirees Association and American Legion Kohala Post No. 4. Visitation 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at Gospel of Salvation Church in Kokoike, Kohala. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Graveside urn committal service at noon Monday, Jan. 7 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kona. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Margaret Hoshida of Hawi; daughter, Naomi Hoshida of Hawi; sons, Earl Hoshida and Aric (Shaelyn) Hoshida of Hawi; brother, Stanley (Lynn) Hoshida of Las Vegas; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Dec 28 2012 - 12:05am
    Naomi Carlene Coleman, 71, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 20 at home. Born in Clovis, N.M., she was a retail salesperson, traveler and member of Kona Baptist Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at Kona Baptist Church. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Aloha attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Kona. Survived by husband, Jack Coleman of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Tammie Mulligan of Waikoloa, Vicki (Keith) Lee of Long Beach, Calif., and Lori (Gary) Parson of Seattle; brother, Glen Folks of Houston; sister, Darlene Stewart of Houston; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
  • Posted: Dec 27 2012 - 12:05am
    Patricia "Pat" Ann Rosa, 67, of Hilo, died Dec. 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by caregivers, Donald Jr. and Doralyn Paishon of Hilo; godsons, Donald Paishon III and Dylan Paishon of Hilo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Dec 26 2012 - 12:05am
    Melvin Naoya Kaneshiro, 71, of Hilo died Dec. 23 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kukuihaele, he was a self-employed certified public accountant and member of Hui Okinawa, Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Hawaii Association of Public Accountants and East Hawaii Kiwanis Club. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Kazuko Kaneshiro of Hilo; son, Neil (Isabella) Kaneshiro of Honolulu; daughter, Julienne Kaneshiro of Hilo; brother, Wayne (Mildred) Kaneshiro of Hilo; sisters, Myrna (Kenneth) Nishihara and Sandra (Wayne) Toma of Kaneohe, Aileen Kaneshiro and June Bratton of Hilo, Daryl (Dan) Weaver of San Francisco, Arlene (Dennis) Okamura of Honolulu; two grandchildren; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Dec 25 2012 - 12:05am
    Herbert Tadayoshi Hayama, 74, of Hilo died Dec. 23 2012 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kona, he was a retired county Building Department civil engineer and a consultant for the county Housing Department, was previously employed by Wesley R Segawa & Associates Inc. and JHK Tanaka Inc., and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Hoyukai Friendship Society, Anela Kumiai, Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, and various golf clubs. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. No koden (monetary gifts) or flowers. Survived by wife, Phyllis Hayama of Hilo; daughters, Mari (Ray) Nakamura of Hilo and Claire (Kirk) Horiuchi of Honolulu; sisters, Elaine (Kenneth) Sugiyama and Irene (Gary) Higashi of Kona; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Dec 24 2012 - 12:05am
    Tsuyako "Stella" Kidani, 95, of Paauilo died Dec. 7 at a private care home in Honokaa. Born in Paauilo, she was a retired Honokaa School cook and member of Paauilo Hongwanji Mission. Services held; no flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Robert (Linda) Kidani of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Kenneth (Nani) Kidani of Honokaa; brother, Kenneth (Nani) Kidani of Honokaa; brother, Charles Ishii of Aiea; sister, Gladys (Toshio) Takeya of Paauilo; sister-in-law, Alice Ishii of Paauilo; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Dec 24 2012 - 12:05am
    Tsuyako "Stella" Kidani, 95, of Paauilo died Dec. 7 at a private care home in Honokaa. Born in Paauilo, she was a retired Honokaa School cook and member of Paauilo Hongwanji Mission. Services held; no flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Robert (Linda) Kidani of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Kenneth (Nani) Kidani of Honokaa; brother, Kenneth (Nani) Kidani of Honokaa; brother, Charles Ishii of Aiea; sister, Gladys (Toshio) Takeya of Paauilo; sister-in-law, Alice Ishii of Paauilo; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Dec 23 2012 - 12:05am
    Raviland "Kaui" Ai, 76, of Wahiawa, Oahu, died Dec. 11 at Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was a private security guard. Private services. Survived by wife, Joy Ai of Wahiawa; brothers, Rudy (Drue) Ai of Kailua-Kona and Vernon (Sandra) Ai of Hilo; sisters, Myra "Aileen" Peters and Violet "Aniani" Kalai of Hilo; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Dec 22 2012 - 12:05am
    Aurora Victoria Anne Macphee, 56, of Honokaa died Dec. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Washington, D.C., she worked for Kongs Trust as a trustee. Survived by sons, Michael Macphee of Honokaa, Gary (Jesse Main IV) Alcosiba III of Oregon and Ronald Kong of Hilo; daughter, Chasity (Clifton McKenzie) Alcosiba of Oregon; and six grandchildren. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
  • Posted: Dec 21 2012 - 12:05am
    Hawayo Mikami, 94, of Hilo died Dec. 14 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Onomea, she was retired from Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company and a member of Papaikou Hongwanji Mission and Kaumana 1 1/2 Mile Kumiai. Friends may call from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo; Service at 5:30 p.m. Cremation to follow at Homelani Crematory. Casual attire. Survived by sons, George "Bugs" (Janice "Jan") Mikami, Norman Mikami, both of Hilo; daughters, Margaret Peeler of Hilo, Elizabeth (Clarence) Root of Decatur, Ala.; sister, Miyuki Nakamoto of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Nobuko Teragawa of Honolulu, Matsuko Teragawa of Papaikou, Hisayo Tokoro of Honolulu; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
  • Posted: Dec 20 2012 - 12:05am
    Haulani Leal, 72, of Hilo died Saturday, Dec. 15, at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she was a horticulturist. Private services. Survived by daughters, RosaLei Quinting and Roselani Quinting, both of Hilo; mother, Rose Swegler of Kaneohe; sisters, Delle (Mark) Nadler of Akron, Ohio, and Moana (Alan) Luka of Medford, Ore.; brothers, Mark Swegler of Kaneohe, and Morton Leal of Guam; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.