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Hawaii Tribune-Herald - Local Features
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The cooler climate and soils of the Willamette Valley of Portland, Ore., are perfect for growing pinot grapes and the late David "Papa Pinot" Lett of Eryrie Vineyards has been credited as the pioneer of this very viable crop. Many towns were suffering a slow death as small farms were shutting down at an incredible rate of two per day around the country.
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The health of Hawaii's coral reef system is threatened by human impact and factors such as pollution and climate change. To develop a better understanding of coral reefs, Bradda Skibs and the Pakalove Crew recently headed to the Wai'opae Tide Pools for a hands-on learning adventure led by graduate research assistant John Burns.
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Two young tobacco control advocates demonstrated at the recent Philip Morris International (PMI) tobacco company shareholders' meeting in New York City.
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The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai'i (CTFH) will hold its second annual fundraising event -- "Deadly in Pink," a champagne brunch -- to raise awareness of tobacco industry marketing strategies to reach women and girls.
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Kapoho-born Frances Kakugawa, educator, poet and published author, has a new published book titled "Breaking the Silence: A Caregiver's Voice."
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U of Portland School of Ed honors Uchima The University of Portland School of Education honored Hilo native Kristen Uchima with its annual Dean's Award for outstanding leadership, service and academic achievement. Uchima graduated May 8 with a degree in elementary education.

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West Hawaii Today - Letters to the Editor
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Climate change warriors of all stripes were focused on the White House on Tuesday, where President Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Like all the other attention slathered on this overblown issue, the focus was misplaced. It would have been better placed on the Capitol, where Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., without much fanfare, reintroduced a bill that would address the nation’s greenhouse-gas emissions in a serious way.
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Whatever its merits or shortcomings, a federal judge’s decision last week blocking the Obama administration’s immigration policy offered congressional Republicans an escape path from the corner into which they had painted themselves by imperiling funding for the Department of Homeland Security and its 240,000 employees. Thus far they have not shown the wisdom to accept this gift.
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Now that they’re back in Washington after a weeklong break, Senate Republicans should make their first order of business something they’ve been wanting to do for a long time anyway: saying goodbye to their least favorite member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, Attorney General Eric Holder.
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What happens if humans fail to cut carbon dioxide emissions enough to prevent worsening climate change? A new report from the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences contemplates some very unattractive — but potentially necessary — backup plans.
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Nine months after staging a coup against a democratically elected government, Thailand’s military has little to show for it. The economy is stagnant, one of the worst performing in Asia. The national “reconciliation” the generals promised is nowhere to be seen: There are hundreds of political prisoners, and a criminal prosecution of ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is underway. Martial law remains in effect, making it illegal to hold any gathering without permission and crippling free expression.
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Five years ago, President Barack Obama declared the United States should double exports by 2015. At that time, the Federal Reserve was expanding its balance sheet and holding interest rates near 0 percent, the combined effect of which was to weaken the dollar. Americans understood that there was no overt coordination between Obama and the Fed. A foreign observer, however, could easily have concluded that Washington was manipulating its currency to meet a specific economic goal at the expense of other countries. Indeed, many alleged just that.
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To think, as we do, that President Barack Obama overstepped his authority by shielding more than 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation, with no assent from Congress, does not mean that a federal judge should have license to invalidate the president’s order on the basis of tendentious logic.
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In the impasse over funding that threatens to shutter the Department of Homeland Security at the end of this month, House Speaker John Boehner has labored mightily to wash his hands of responsibility.
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The digital revolution is still unfolding, disrupting, intruding — and being suffocated. Around the globe, societies are being transformed by the fastest and most comprehensive means of sharing information mankind has ever known. For many people, including in the United States, it seems a never-ending race to the top, an astounding surge of innovation and progress. But there are downsides, too.
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In the war over net neutrality, it’s clear where the country should end up. Americans should pay for the bandwidth they consume, and they should consume any legal content they want, without interference from the network operators that transport the packets of information into their homes. That’s not just the way to maintain the free flow of information and services on which the Internet thrives; it’s also the way to encourage service providers to improve their networks rather than just manage traffic on their existing wires.

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Hawaii largest Army training exercise in nearly a decade is underway.
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Don't miss KITV's Thursday midday webcast.
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Social Painting is the new fun pop-up concept where people combine hanging out with friends while learning a new skill.
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The Kokua Project is happening this weekend to raise money for the Puna community.
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Hawaiian Humane Society is teaming up with the nonprofit Animal Balance to offer free Zeuterin sterilizations for male dogs.
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Kona winds are coming and it's going to be a hazy day. Cam Tran has more details.
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Could the next Hurricane or waterspout near Hawaii be tracked by an unmanned aircraft?
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With the latest ocean tragedies still fresh on people's minds, Maui County has launched a new effort to inform visitors on the dangers in our waterways.
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On Maui, a cracked ceiling beam has forced Haleakala's Headquarters Visitor Center to close.
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Check out KITV4's island weather forecast.


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Hawaii Tribune-Herald - Volcano Update Sundays
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In May 1922, the scene at Halema'uma'u Crater in Kilauea Caldera was spectacular. The level of lava within the crater had been rising since November 1921. Six months later, upwelling lava and fountains from up to 20 different centers in Halema'uma'u created lava lakes that reached within 50 feet of the crater rim.
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One punch, pau. That's how fast it went in the Just Scrap mixed marital arts heavyweight final bout on Saturday night between Chad "Da Bull" Thomas and Kekoa Lau.

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Hawaii Tribune-Herald - Obituaries
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Dexen “Dex” “Yoj” Yoji Matsuyama , 11, of Holualoa died Jan. 29 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a Holualoa Elementary School student, Holualoa Robotics Team member and Na I Ikaika Gaming Guild leader. Visitation at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Kailua-Kona. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Celebration of life at noon at the “Big Tent,” 74-550 Honokohau St., across from Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Survived by parents, Dexter and Adrenne Matsuyama of Holualoa; sisters, Jaysa Matsuyama of Fairfield, Calif., Melia Matsuyama of Holualoa and Khloe’ Matsuyama of Holualoa; paternal grandparents, Dwight and Tainato Matsuyama of Honolulu; paternal grandmother, Darlene Ostrander of North Carolina; maternal grandmother, Irene Agustin of Kailua-Kona; maternal great-grandmother, Janet Caluag of Kailua-Kona; godparents, Arron Matsuyama of Kailua-Kona, Sarita McKee of Kapolei, Oahu, and David and Leinee Kidder of Kalaoa; numerous aunt, uncles, and cousins. Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.
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Keliiokahonua “Lii” Sadumiano, 18, of Ocean View died Feb. 14 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a Tropical Tree Care tree trimmer, Hokulia burial site overseer, Kiser Motorcycles mechanic assistant, Blue Water diver, commercial fisherman and a banquet porter at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel. Visitation at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Donations for his memorial can be mailed to: P.O. Box 359, Honaunau, HI 96726. Survived by parents, Rodrigo and Ruth Sadumiano Sr. of Ocean View; brothers, Shannon (Gwen) Akiu of Honalo and Rodrigo (Susan) Sadumiano Jr. of Ocean View; sisters, Rosie (Ben) Wroten of Honaunau, Lynette (Vaoko) Sadumiano of Honaunau, Rowena (Cory) Sadumiano of Hookena, Josie (Junyr) Rincon-Garcia of Kohala, Kawehi (Joel) Sadumiano of Honalo, Kanani (Jareb) Sadumiano of Kealakehe and Selena (Ronnie) Sadumiano of Kealakehe; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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Charlotte Perreira Bryant, 90, of Lyman, S.C., formerly of Hilo, died Jan. 21 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired seamstress who started her career in the sewing room of the former Hilo Hospital and a member of the Portuguese Culture Club and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services held. Survived by sons, Leland Bryant of Atlanta and Daniel Bryant of Spartanburg, S.C.; daughters, Claudia Bryant-Perreira of Lyman, S.C., and Dianne Bryant Anastos of Travelers Rest, S.C.; sister, Ruby Carvalho of Hilo; brothers, Robert Perreira and Donald Perreira of Hilo; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
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Patricia Hatsumi Kodani, 72, of Hilo died Jan. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Paauilo, she was a retired secretary at the former Liberty House in Hilo. Private services held. Survived by sons, Ty Kodani of Hilo and Marc (Sheryl) Kodani of Waipahu, Oahu; brother, Ronald (Ann) Maesaka of Hilo; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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Veronica “Verna” Thelma Nelson , 89, of Hilo died Feb. 9 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, she was a retired receptionist and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation from 5-6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by son, Eugene (Mona) Nelson of Volcano; brothers, Joseph (Nellie) Chaves of Fair Oaks, Calif. and Robert (Denise) Chaves of North Bend, Ore.; sisters, Annette White of Pensacola, Fla., and Sylvia Young of Waipahu, Oahu; brothers-in-law, Albert Ignacio of Las Vegas, Leslie Castro Sr. of Hilo and George Menino Jr. of Hilo; grandson, Joshua Nelson of Hilo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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Melvin “Cuzz” Joseph Dutro III, 45, of Hilo died Jan. 28 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kailua, Oahu, he was a merchandiser for Home Depot, former employee of Royal Hawaiian Movers-Honolulu, Big Island Moving and Draying, HITCO, Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus, Aloha Air Cargo and Target-Kona, and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keaukaha Ward. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha or casual attire. Survived by wife, Hansrenda “Hunsey” Dutro of Hilo; son, Kaimana (Keriyah “Kiki”) Dutro of Hilo; daughters, Xietan Dutro and Polanimakamae Dutro of Hilo; father, Melvin Dutro Jr. of Mountain View; mother, Verna Dutro of Hilo; brother, Eric (Petina) Dutro of St. George, Utah; mother-in-law, Brenda (Richard) Midel of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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Shirley Clara Haanio, 78, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 15 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Private services. Survived by her sons, Oliver Haanio Jr. and Charles Haanio of Honolulu, Eric Haanio of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Caroline (Jerry) Haanio-Wiget of Kailua-Kona, Virginia (Juan) Haanio-Oros of Elmhurst, N.Y., Noreen Reid of Honolulu and Mary (Jason) Brown of Oklahoma; sister, Nancy Vincent of Lahaina, Maui; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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Minoru Tatsuno, 89, of Hilo died Feb. 9 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired internal combustion engine mechanic foreman for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co., member of Honomu Hongwanji Mission and Kyodan, Korean War Veterans Association Big Island Chapter No. 231, and U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Hugh (Cynthia) Tatsuno of Hilo and Guy Tatsuno of Honolulu; daughter, Susan Tatsuno of Berkeley, Calif.; brother, Yutaka “Joe” Tatsuno of Hilo; sister-in-law, Yoshie Tatsuno of Papaikou; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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Michael George Heick, 96, of Hilo died Feb. 14 at home. Born in Pittsburgh, he was a retired athletic director for Birmingham Seaholm High School, swimming coach for Western Golf and Country Club, and a U.S. Army 1st lieutenant World War II who was decorated for valor. Services at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com . Survived by sons, Michael (Jinny) Heick of Boyne City, Mich., and Jim Heick of Hilo; daughters, Renee Heick of Homer, Ga., Susan Heick of Royal Oak, Mich., and Carol (Steven) Ris of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; companion, Renee Verstraelen of Flemalle, Belgium; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
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Marguerite Kinser Taylor, 94, of Naalehu died Jan. 25 at home. Born in Englewood, Tenn., she was a secretary for Hawaiian Ag, formerly known as Ka‘u Sugar Co., and was active in the Ka‘u community. Private services. Survived by sons, David W. Taylor and Keola A. Taylor of Naalehu; eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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West Hawaii Today - Editorial
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Despite a promising glimmer of hope that Hawaii school children would be spared the punishment of Friday furloughs, they will continue.

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West Hawaii Today - Obituaries
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Editor's note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspaper advertising department. Paul Caitano Sr. Paul Kanaina Kaelemakule Caitano Sr., 88, of Hilo, died Jan. 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born Jan. 8, 1924, in Kaauhulu, North Kohala, he was a retired construction worker for the Operators Engineers Local 3, ran his own business after retiring, a World War II Army veteran and a member of Haili Congregational Church. Friends may call at 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 7 p.m. service. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1 for a graveside committal service. Family requests casual attire be worn. He is survived by wife, Leilani Caitano, of Hilo; sons, Paul (Yvonne) Caitano Jr., of Hilo, Jeffrey (Rose) Carter and Brett (Jill) Carter, both of Mililani, Oahu, Duane Caitano, of Germany; daughters, Janice (Steve) Brawner, of Illinois, Catherine Stevens and Michelle (Nolan) Martines, both of Hilo; hanai son, Guy (Karen) Fukushima, of Hilo; sisters, Maraea Rosehill and Elizabeth (Daniel) Chang, both of Honolulu; 24 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Liane Cambra Liane Tomiko Kawamura Cambra, 47, of Hilo, died Jan. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born Dec. 23, 1964, in Hilo, she was an office assistant at the state Department of Health Sanitation/Environmental Services Division office in Hilo. Friends may call at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn. She is survived by husband, Evan Cambra, of Hilo; parents, Samuel and Emileen Kawamura, of Hilo; sisters, Lynn Kinoshita, of Hilo, Lorna (David) Tsuchiya, of Kekaha, Kauai; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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Masakazu Uemura A death notice for Masakazu "Masa" Uemura, 88, of Honaunau, which ran Thursday, contained incorrect service information. Friends may call at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keei Ward for a 3:30 p.m. service. Burial follows at Keei Cemetery. Editor's note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspaper advertising department. George Madden VI George Ralph Madden VI, 68, of Hilo, died Jan. 9 at his residence. Born in Kansas City, Mo., he was the manager for Pacific Consolidated Investments, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, Cursillos Ministry of the Roman Catholic Church and Navy veteran. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for an 11:30 a.m. rosaryand 12:15 p.m. Mass. Urn committal will take place at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 at a later date. He is survived by wife, Jean Madden, of Hilo; sons, George (Amy) Madden VII and Chris (Keana Okuda) Madden, both of Hilo; daughters, Paulette (Fred Harris) Madden, of San Diego, Catherine Madden, of Honolulu; sister, Patricia Neeley, of Kansas; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Bennie Bladen Bennie Lou Bladen, 87, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Ocean View, died Dec. 20 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born May 27, 1924, in Shreveport, La., she was a sales clerk for a retail store. Friends may call at noon Jan. 17 at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona for a service. The family requests casual attire be worn. Flowers are welcome. She is survived by husband, Alfred Bladen, of Kailua-Kona; sons, Jack (Patricia) Bladen, of Tualatin, Ore., Keith (Tita) Bladen, of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; brother, Frank (Helen) Buehler, of Mill Valley, Calif.; one grandson; three nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. James Wang Dr. James Chia Fang Wang, 85, of Hilo, died Dec. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in 1926 in Nanling County, Anhui Province, China, he worked at the United Nations in New York, Punahou School and the East-West Center in Honolulu, was a political science professor with the University of Hawaii at Hilo and served on the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission, including as its chairman. Friends may call at 3 p.m. Jan. 28 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a celebration of life. Family requests casual attire be worn. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the University of Hawaii Foundation (designated for the University of Hawaii at Hilo), at P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu, HI 96828-0270 or to the Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter, 1055 Kinoole St., Suite 103, Hilo, HI 96720. He is survived by wife, Sarah Wang, of Hilo; son, Eric Wang, of Waimea; daughter, Sarah (James) Wang, of Honolulu; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. James Baker James Warren Baker, 52, of Kailua-Kona, died Jan. 5. Born in Quincy, Mass., he was an Army veteran and worked as a concrete mason. Private services are planned. He is survived by wife, Deborah Baker, of Kailua-Kona; father, Eugene Baker, of Kentucky; daughter, Salene (Jeremy Nerbonne) Baker, of Weymouth, Mass.; son, Aaron Baker, of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Richard Baker, Joey (Nicole) Zanghi and Carmen (Carole) Zanghi, all of Massachusetts, Marc Baker, of Kentucky; sister, Cynthia Baker, of Massachusetts; one grandchild. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii. Simeon Crawford Simeon "Sims" Kuulei Crawford, 70, of Waikoloa and Wahiawa, Oahu, died Dec. 26 at his Waikoloa residence. Born May 3, 1941, in Honolulu, he was a truck driver for RHS Lee Trucking Co. in Honolulu and a member of Operating Engineers Local 3. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. He is survived by daughters, Rowena (Augie) Morlock, of Wahiawa, Oahu, Miranda (George) Coronel, of Kailua-Kona, Desiree Crawford-Bonner, of Waianae, Oahu; sons, Samuel (Li-Ann) Crawford, of Waianae, Oahu, Donnavan (Carla) Crawford, of Waikoloa; brother, Abe (Mary) Crawford, of Waimanalo, Oahu; sisters, Mildred (Gene) Forsythe, of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Ellen (Taki) Yamaguchi, of Aiea, Oahu, Winifred (Arthur) Gonsalves, of Kahala, Oahu; 15 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii. Luella Holt Luella Bell Holt, 76, of Hilo and formerly of Ewa, Oahu, died Dec. 16 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker. Private services were held. She is survived by son, Greg Pa, of Las Vegas; daughters, Terri (Benjamin) Castillo, of Hilo, Tammy (Mark) Carson and Lisa (Rich) DeSa, both of Mililani, Oahu, Kimberly (Sterling) Akamu, of Keaau, Kahea Holt, of Las Vegas; brother, Douglas Bell, of Wailuku, Maui; sister, Clarysse Crane, of Ewa Beach, Oahu; nine grandchildren;10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
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Editor's note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspaper advertising department. Terry Lee Loy Terry Teruko Lee Loy, 84, of Hilo, died Jan. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Gallup, N.M., she was the retired director for the Hawaii Island YWCA, retired teacher and member of Community of Christ, Lower Kawailani Kumiai and the University of Arizona Alumni Association. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for an 11 a.m. service. Burial follows at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Famiy requests casual attire be worn. She is survived by sons, Henry (Pauline Keala) Lee Loy and Leslie (Taryn) Lee Loy, both of Hilo; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Richard Wagner Richard "Rick" Lee Wagner, 57, of Keaau, formerly of Honolulu, died Dec. 28 at his residence. Born in Indiana, he was a construction foreman. Friends may call at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at Hilo Church of the Nazarene for a celebration of life. Family requests aloha attire be worn. He is survived by wife, Sheri Wagner, of Keaau; son, Kenson Wagner, of Keaau; sister, Rebecca Nakasone, of Keaau; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Phyllis Gocke Phyllis Schleiger Gocke, 89, of Waimea, died Dec. 31 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born May 29, 1922, in Fon du Lac, Wis., she was a retired advertising executive and sales manager for Honolulu Magazine, member of St. James Episcopal Church in Waimea and volunteer with many community service organizations. Friends may call at 11 a.m. Jan. 14 at St. James Episcopal Church in Waimea for a service. A celebration of life reception follows. Flowers are welcome. Memorial donations may be sent to St. James Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 278, Kamuela, HI 96743. Condolences may be sent to Wayne Gocke, P.O. Box 2281, Kamuela, HI 96743. For information, contact the church office at 885-4923. She is survived by husband, Wayne Gocke, of Waimea; numerous hanai family. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii. Haruo Yamashita Haruo Yamashita, 93, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, died Jan. 3 at Maunalani Nursing Center on Oahu. Born in Glenwood, he retired as a produce farmer, served in the Army 100th Infantry Battalion in World War II and was a member of Kurtistown Jodo Mission. Friends may call at 11 a.m. Jan. 14 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home for a noon service. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers. He is survived by son, Gary (Rochelle) Yamashita, of Hilo; daughters, Lynne Yamashita and Elsie Yamashita, both of Honolulu; sister, Masako Uchida, of Honolulu; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Nathan Pulham Nathan Kaehukai Pulham, 33, of Los Angeles, died Dec. 24 at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Hollywood, Calif. Born March 24, 1978, in Pahala, Ka'u, he worked in the health care services industry. Friends may call at noon Jan. 14 at Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling Temple (The Wood Valley Temple) in Pahala for a 1 p.m. service. Refreshments to follow at the temple. He is survived by father, Elliot Pulham, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; stepmother, Cynthia Pulham, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; mother, Donna Vincent, of Makaha, Oahu; brother, William Pulham, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandparents, Floyd (Pauahi) Pulham, of Kiolokaa, Ka'u, Reginald Sunada, of Kaneohe, Oahu; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Tadao Sugai Tadao Sugai, 86, of Honalo, died Jan. 5 at his residence. Born Nov. 9, 1925, in Honalo, he was a mason, macadamia nut and coffee farmer, member of Honalo Kumiai, Daifukuji Soto Mission, Nigata Kenjin Kai, Kona Young Farmers and Farm Bureau of Kona. Friends may call at 3 p.m. Jan. 14 at Daifukuji Soto Mission for a 4 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and flowers omitted. He is survived by wife, Kay Sugai, of Honalo; daughter, Sonya (Harvey) Nakamura, of Honalo; sons, Brian (Ning Wang) Sugai and Neal (Sirinee) Sugai, both of Captain Cook; brothers, James Sugai, of Keauhou Mauka, Fusao Sugai, of Honalo; sisters, Misao (Randy) Yonemori, of Hilo, Yaeko Oda, of Gardena, Calif.; two grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Masakazu Uemura Masakazu "Masa" Uemura, 88, of Honaunau, died Jan. 5 at Kona Community Hospital. Born Jan. 1, 1924, in Keei, he was a retired maintenance supervisor at Kona Village Resort, worker at Kitaoka Construction and Yamamoto Contractor, stone mason for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, member of Honaunau Kumiai No. 1 and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keei Ward. Friends may call at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keei Ward for a 3:30 p.m. service. Burial to follow at Honwangji Mission Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn. He is survived by wife, Betsy Uemura, of Honaunau; daughters, Lorna (Bruce) Motogawa, of Riverton, Utah, Ruth (Patrick) Andrade, of Honaunau, Lori (Aki) Edmoundson, of Captain Cook; sons, Terry Uemura, of Seattle, Aaron (Dara) Uemura, of Captain Cook; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Eugene Pierce Eugene "Gene" Pierce, 55, of Kailua-Kona, died Jan. 5 at his residence. Born Feb. 2, 1956, in Fort Knox, Ky., he was an electrician for NELHA, member of Kona Elks Lodge No. 2616, California Elks Lodge, IBEW Local 100, Veterans of Foreign Wars 5057 and a Navy veteran. Friends may call at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Sam's Hideaway for a celebration of life. Private ash scattering aboard the "Malia Anne" will be held earlier in the morning. For more information, call 937-9181. He is survived by wife, Melodie Pierce, of Kailua-Kona; father, Donald Pierce, of Fresno, Calif.; sisters, Emma (Ted) Pierce and Donna (Johnie) Taylor, both of Fresno, Calif.; hanai fathers, Jim (Julie) Klapmeier, of Minnesota, Jon (June) Boucher, of Kailua-Kona; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii. Timothy Notgrass Timothy "Tim" Edward Notgrass, 53, of Holualoa, died Dec. 7 at his residence. Born May 7, 1958, in Wahiawa, he was a carpenter for Starbird Construction and Maryl Development. Friends may call at 11 a.m. Jan. 15 at Old Kona Airport Park for a celebration of life (look for yellow streamers). For more information, call 322-9427. He is survived by wife, Elaine Punihaole, of Holualoa; son, Timothy (Korie) Punihaole-Notgrass, of Holualoa; daughters, Leilani (Michael) Navarro, of Kailua-Kona, Ayako Punihaole-Notgrass, of Holualoa; mother, Margaret Martin, of California; father, Bobby Notgrass, of Texas; sisters, Teresa (Floyd) Tee, of Texas, Tammy Martin, of California; five grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii. Roland Caluya Roland Guillermo Caluya, 69, of Pepeekeo, died Jan. 1 at Hilo Medical Center. Born May 4, 1942, in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a field hand for a banana and tomatoes farm. Friends may call at 5 p.m. Jan. 15 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Friends may call again at 8 a.m. Jan. 16 at the mortuary for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at Alae Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn. He is survived by wife, Felicitas Caluya, of Pepeekeo; daughters, Monaliza (Ruel) Redoble, of Pepeekeo, Noemi (Charlie) Sapetin, of Philippines; sons, Esperdion (Fe) Caluya, of Papaikou, Christopher (Rossette) Caluya and Elvis (Novie) Caluya, both of Pepeekeo; brother, Wilbert (Edna) Caluya, of Philippines; 10 grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Takeo Nakayama Takeo "Take" Nakayama, 90, of Mountain View, died Dec. 13 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Mountain View, he was a retired controller for the Hawaii County Finance Department, formerly worked at Suisan, member of Taishoji Soto Mission and a veteran of the Army, Company B, 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Private services were held. Famiy requests no flowers or monetary gifts. He is survived by wife, Chieko Nakayama, of Mountain View; son, Curtis (Suzanne) Nakayama, of Mountain View; daughter, Eunice Nakayama, of Mountain View; brother, Mitsuo (Betsy) Nakayama, of Honolulu; sister, Shizuno Sadanaga, of Papaikou; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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Editor's note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspaper advertising department. Jayson Correa Jayson J. Correa, 46, of Hilo, died Jan. 2 in Hilo. Born Dec. 12, 1965, in Hilo, he was an education assistants school administrator for the State of Hawaii at Keaau Elementary School and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Friends may call at 5 p.m. Jan. 12 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. celebration of life. Private internment of ashes will be held at a later date. Family requests casual attire be worn and flowers omitted. He is survived by parents, Joe and Carol Correa, of Hilo; brother, Curtis Correa, of Hilo; sisters, Roxane (Peter) Nakamura, Desiree (Wayne) Alices, of Hilo; grandmother, Mary Rosa, of Hilo; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Ronald Saragosa Ronald John Saragosa, 58, of Hilo, died Dec. 15 at his residence. Born in Hilo, he was a supervisor at Atebara Chip Factory. Friends may call at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home for an 11 a.m. service. He is survived by sons, Ronald (Crystal) Saragosa Jr., of Pahoa, Jeremy (Stacie) Saragosa, Damien Saragosa, both of Hilo; brothers, Louie (Maricka) Saragosa, Leroy (Roxanne) Saragosa, Stanley (Roxanne) Saragosa, all of Hilo; companion, Vennie Brodo, of Hilo; five grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Alice Moses Alice Andrade Moses, 79, of Pahala, died Dec. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born July 26, 1932, in Pahala, she was a retired custodian at Ka'u High School, member of Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church and choir member. Friends may call at 5 p.m. Jan. 13 at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church for a 7 p.m. service. Friends may also call at 8 a.m. Jan. 14 at the church for a 10 a.m. Mass. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn. She is survived by sons, John (Jovena) Moses Jr., of Pahala, Glenn (Raylene) Moses, of Naalehu; sisters, Elsie Moses, Rhonda Andrade, of Pahala, Rachel (Richard) Johansen, of Naalehu, Diane (Gary) Lumanlan, of Kurtistown; brothers, Ronald (Kapua) Andrade, of Hilo, Walter (Mary) Andrade, of Naalehu, Clarence (Jewel) Andrade, Gilbert Andrade, Dennis Andrade, of Pahala; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Catalina Sales Catalina "Alli" L. Sales, 95, of Keaau, died Dec. 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born Feb. 15, 1916, in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a retired field worker for Koi Tomato and Soriano Macadamia Nut Farm and member of Puna Covenant Church in Keaau. Friends may call at 5 p.m. Jan. 13 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Friends may also call at 8 a.m. Jan. 14 at Puna Covenant Church for a 10 a.m. service. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section). Family requests casual attire be worn. She is survived by sons, Primitivo (Lily) Sales, Esteban (Benita) Sales, Inocencio (Nancy) Sales, of Keaau; daughters, Consuelo Duque, Cristina (Rogelio) Martinez, of Keaau, Eufrocina Nicolas, of Honolulu, Elena Quila, of Puna; 21 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Alysandra Sunahara Alysandra "Sandy" Naomi Sunahara, 65, of Waimea, died Dec. 22 at her residence. Born March 23, 1946, in Honolulu, she was a craft coordinator at Ben Franklin -- Ace Hardware in Waimea and member of Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. Friends may call at 4 p.m. Jan. 13 at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn. She is survived by daughter, Melody Sunahara, of Waimea; son, Lance (Loida) Sunahara, of Waimea; brothers, Patrick (Sandra) Fukuki, of Honolulu, Ryan (Dawn) Fukuki, of Hilo; sisters, Coreen (Bert) Fujikawa, Sherryle Heafner, both of Honolulu; one grandchild; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Marvin Cascayan Marvin Glenn Suniga Cascayan, 23, of Hilo, died Dec. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in the Philippines, he was a bakery clerk at Safeway. Friends may call at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home for a 5:30 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and flowers omitted. He is survived by mother, Matrona Cascayan, of Hilo; father, Amado Cascayan, of Hilo; grandmother, Felomina Cascayan, of Philippines; brothers, Roy Cascayan, of Canada, Rowel Cascayan, of Honolulu, Robert Cascayan, of Philippines; sisters, Marilou Cadiz, of Las Vegas, Marlyn Espiritu, of Philippines, Aramina Cascayan, of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Rose Ferreira Rose Luce Ferreira, 91, of Kalopa Homesteads, died Dec. 31 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Kalopa Homesteads, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may call at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for a noon Mass. Entombment to follow at 1:45 p.m. at Homelani Mausoleum. Family requests casual attire be worn and flowers and monetary donations omitted. She is survived by caregivers, Gerald (Claudette) De Mello, of Hilo; numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Francisco Garcia Francisco Gudoy Garcia, 99, of Pahala, died Dec. 18 at his residence. Born March 9, 1912, in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a steam generator operator for Hawaiian Agricultural Co., member of Naalehu United Methodist Church and ILWU Pensioners Club. Friends may call at 8 a.m. Jan. 14 at Naalehu United Methodist Church for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows in Naalehu Community Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn. He is survived by wife, Perfecta Garcia, of Pahala; brother, Juan Garcia, of the Philippines; daughters, Laura (Howard) Baruz, of California, Coravel (Cameron) Barnes, of Honolulu; hanai daughter, Charlene Carlos, of Waikoloa; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Elsie Lewi Elsie Medeiros Lewi, 83, of Kailua-Kona, died Jan. 2 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born July 31, 1928, in Honokaa, she was a retired pantry II worker at the Kona Surf Resort and member of Mokuaikaua Church. Friends may call at 8 a.m. Jan. 14 at Mokuaikaua Church for a 10 a.m. service. Burial at Kona Memorial Park and luncheon to follow at Holualoa Imin Center. Family requests casual attire be worn. Flowers are welcome. She is survived by son, Roy (Sharon) Lewi, of Holualoa; daughters, Audrey (Glenn) Delatorre, of Kailua-Kona, Napua Lewi, of Kalaoa; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Barbara Ornellas Barbara Shimoko Ornellas, 89, of Waikoloa, formerly of Ewa, Oahu, died Dec. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Waipahu, she was a retired sales clerk. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 at Ewa Community Church on Oahu for an 11 a.m. celebration of life. She is survived by son, Stanford Ornellas, of Honolulu; daughters, Leslie (Robert) Bell, of Waimea, Beth (Alvin) Apostadiro, of Waikoloa; sister, Helen Kihara, of Mililani; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
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Editor's note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspaper advertising department. Judith Ah Sam Judith Kuia Ahmoy Ching Ah Sam, 74, of Halaua, died Dec. 30 at her residence. Born Oct. 9, 1937, in Honolulu, she was a retired teacher, member of the Tong Wo Society and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 7 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward for an 11 a.m. service. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. She is survived by husband, Henry Ah Sam, of Kohala; daughters, Julie (Robert) Dircks, of Hilo, Kathleen (Joseph) Germaine, of Provo, Utah, Lisa (Mark) Williams, of Columbus, Ga.; brothers, Clarence Ching, of Waimea, Kenneth (Aileen) Ching, of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Martin Esteban Jr. Martin Esteban Jr., 77, of Hilo, died Jan. 3 at his residence. Born in Wailuku, Maui, he was a retired meat department supervisor, fish buyer and meat cutter for KTA Super Stores, Korean War Army veteran, member of Halai Kumiai, Hawaii County Senior Citizen Softball League and an inductee to the Hilo Sportsman Hall of Fame in 2000. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Jan. 8 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for an 11 a.m. service. Private interment of ashes will be held at a later date. Family requests aloha attire be worn and flowers omitted. He is survived by wife, Edith Esteban, of Hilo; sons, Nathan Esteban, of Kenai, Alaska, Gregory (Jan) Esteban, of Hilo, Martin (Giget) Esteban, of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Tina (Bud) Cook, of Hilo; sisters, Geraldine Sivils, of Pearl City, Oahu, Germaine Lockman, of North Carolina; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Jacob Ronning Jacob "Jake" Albin Ronning, 33, of Keaau died Dec. 20 at his residence. Born in Everett, Wash., he was a former transporter for Hertz Rent-a-Car in Hilo. Friends may call at 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Wailoa State Park large pavilion for a celebration of his life. The family requests casual attire be worn. He is survived by mother, Linda Ronning, of Keaau; father, Bruce (Susan) Ronning, of Stanwood, Wash.; maternal grandmother, Ila Fox, of Snohomish, Wash.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. \ Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Claudine Duke Claudine Duke, 85, of Hawaiian Beaches, died Jan. 1 at his residence. Born June 6, 1926, in Honolulu, he was a retired truck driver, World War II veteran, member of VFW Post 3830 and Puerto Rican Union of Mutual Aid Association. Friends may call at 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Friends may also call at 9 a.m. Jan. 10 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 for a graveside service. Family requests casual attire be worn. He is survived by wife, Roriki Duke, of Hawaiian Beaches; sons, Herbert Troche, of Glenwood, Edward Troche, of Honolulu, Howard (Pauline) Troche, John (Cindy) Duke, of California; daughters, Anita (Julio) Rodrigues, Gwendolyn Rivera, of Honolulu, Betty Rodrigues, of California, Emily (Nelson) Rivera, of Pahoa, Marie (Daniel) Marquart, of Keaau; stepdaughter, Marie (Telowaara) Binauea, of Pahoa; stepsons, George (Rone) Stinnett, Andrew (Namatia) Stinnett, of Pahoa, Virgil (Katie) Stinnett, of Honolulu, Charles (Kiko) Stinnett, of Marshall Islands; 39 grandchildren, 88 great-grandchildren, 81 great-great-grandchildren, 16 step-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. John Edmunds Jr. John Joseph Edmunds Jr., 92, of Towaco, N.J., died Dec. 21 at New Jersey. Born June 23, 1919, in Mars Hill, Maine, he was a professional engineer, World War II Navy veteran, taught physics at the University of Maine in Orono, designed and constructed custom homes, member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Masons Services to be held at a later date in New Jersey. He is survived by son, John (Jack) Edmunds III, of Towaco, N.J.; daughters, Karla (Eugene) Christensen, of Jordan, Mont., Dee Edmunds, of Waikoloa; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Fusako Matsumura Fusako "Bernie" Matsumura, 95, of Hilo, died Jan. 1 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born March 25, 1916, in Paauilo, she was a produce manager for Food Town, retired bookkeeper for Hawaii Produce and Farmers Inc., member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Kyodan, Buddhist Women's Association (Fujinkai), Hiroshima Kenjinkai and Yamaguchi Kenjinkai. Friends may call at 4 p.m. Jan. 10 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn. She is survived by daughter, Jean Maeda, of Hilo; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Arthur Lee Arthur Selmer Lee, 79, of Shelbyville, Tenn., died Dec. 28 in Tennessee. Born Nov. 15, 1932, in White Earth, N.D., he was a farmer, rancher, member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Powers Lake, N.D., board member for Sorkness Township, member of the North Dakota Stockman's Association, was the fix-it guy at Da Kine Discount Store and member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Services were held in Tennessee. He is survived by wife, Gladys Chambers, of Shelbyville, Tenn.; children, DeAnn (David) Idso, of Shelbyville, Tenn., Teresa (Steven) Gray, of Kailua-Kona, Jim (Debbie) Lee, of Nashville, Danny (Robbie), of Beech Island, S.C.; sister, Alda Nordby; brothers, Pat Lee, Marvin Nordby, Arnold Olson, Orris Olson, Maurice Mickel, Kermit Mickel; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Robert Kami Robert Shigeru Kami, 91, of Volcano, died Dec. 30 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Born Feb. 1, 1920, in Waipunalei, he was a retired weed inspector for the State Department of Agriculture, member of Shinnyo-En Hawaii and HGEA. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn. He is survived by daughters, Rolberta (Jerry) Masaki, of Pukalani, Maui, Joenne (Tracy) Kami-Kim, of Kapolei, Oahu; sisters, Julia Kawasaki, of Kealakekua, Myrtle Kunitake, of Holualoa, Helen (Kazu) Okamoto, of Keaau, Jeanette (Raymond) Tanaka, of Hilo; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Apio Ung Apio Afook Ung, 101, of Hilo, died Dec. 30 at his residence. Born Oct. 25, 1910, in Hilo, he was a retired district circulation manager for the Hawaii Tribune Herald and a civilian worker survivor on Ford Island during the Pearl Harbor attack. No services will be held. He is survived by son, Edwin Ung, of Hilo; daughter, Carolyn Irvine, of Volcano; two grandchildren; sisters, Eloise Stolz, Lois (Harold) Brooks, both of California, Eleanor Chu, of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Edwin Villanueva Edwin "Gus" Garcia Villanueva, 75, of Pahala, died Jan. 1 in Honolulu. Born Sept. 10, 1936, in Olaa, he was a retired supervisor for the former Ka'u Sugar Plantation, member of Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Army veteran. Friends may call at 3 p.m. Jan. 11 at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church for a 6 p.m. service. Friends may also call at 8 a.m. Jan. 12 at the church for a 10 a.m. Mass. Burial to follow. Family requests casual attire be worn and flowers omitted. He is survived by wife, Marion Kittelson-Villanueva; daughters, Jacquelyn (Vince) Sinclair, of Blodgett, Ore., Angela (Carl) Packer, of Keaau, Peggy (Joel) Kalalau, of Hawaiian Paradise Park; son, Elgon Villanueva, of Pahala; sisters: Katherine Villanueva, of Keaau, Rose Evangelista; hanai daughters, Anne (Michael) Dorsey, of Portland, Ore., Karen Martin, of Pompano Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Rickey Bailey Sr. Rickey "R.B." Lee Bailey Sr., 60, of Captain Cook, died Dec. 1 at Kona Community Hospital. Born Nov. 11, 1951, in Salinas, Calif., he was a former kitchen manager at Huggo's Restaurant. Friends may call at 7 a.m. Jan. 14 at Pukaana Congregational Church for a 10 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn. He is survived by companion, Selma Gladden, of Captain Cook; son, Rickey Bailey Jr., of Honolulu; father, Donald (Patty) Bailey, of Honolulu; brothers, Michael Bailey, Curtis (Lori) Darr, Michael (Debbie) Darr, all of California; sisters, Kim (Chris) Carnel, of California, Tammy (Jeff) Mullens, of Kailua, Oahu; hanai sons, Kaina Gladden, of Kona Palisades, Kekai (Jamie) Gladden, of Ocean View; one grandchild; five hanai grandchildren; numeorus nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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Editor's note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspaper advertising department. Christopher Velasco Christopher Cordero Velasco, 56, of Keaau, died Dec. 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born July 7, 1955, in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he worked for General Growth Properties Inc.-Prince Kuhio Plaza and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau. Friends may call at 6 p.m. Jan. 6 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 7 p.m. service. Friends may again call at 8 a.m. Jan. 7 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau for a 10 a.m. Mass. Burial follows at Homelani Memorial Park Ilima Section. Family requests casual attire be worn. He is survived by wife, Remy Velasco, of Keaau; daughter, Maricris (Lance Kahele) Velasco, of Keaau; son, Elpidio Velasco II, of Keaau; mother, Monica Velasco, of San Francisco; brother, Rommel (Evelyn) Velasco, of San Francisco; sister, Corazon (Winston) Beltran, of San Francisco; three grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Allan Davis Allan Levi Pomaikai Davis, 56, of Captain Cook, died Dec. 18 at Kona Community Hospital. Born July 6, 1955, in Honolulu, he was a musician and professional entertainer, served as music ministry chairman and member of Kahikolu Congregational Church. Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 7 at Kahikolu Congregational Church in Captain Cook for a 10 a.m. service. Friends may also call at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 10 at Kawaiahao Church in Honolulu for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Cemetery. He is survived by brothers, Gideon (Stephanie) Awa, of Pearl City, Oahu, Wendell (Maria) Davis, of Captain Cook; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory and Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
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Editor's note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspaper advertising department. Alexandria Krejci Alexandria "Alice" Mariana Krejci, 99, of Captain Cook, died Dec. 24 at her residence. Born Nov. 13, 1912, in Chicago, she was a housewife and member of Catholic Daughters. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Jan. 4 at St. John's Catholic Church in Kealakekua for a 10 a.m. Mass. Inurnment follows at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn and flowers omitted. She is survived by husband, Henry Krejci, of Captain Cook; sister, Lucille (Bruno) Osoba, of Chicago; one niece; one nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Hazel Borengasser Hazel Costa Maikui Borengasser, 83, of Waimea and formerly of Kaaawa, Oahu, and Madbury, N.H., died Dec. 11 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born Nov. 21, 1928, in Ookala, she was a chef at Hana's Kitchen in Kaaawa, Oahu, and many other restaurants on Oahu, floral wedding designer for The Elliot Rose Co. in Madbury, N.H., and the former Watanabe's in Waimea. Friends may call at 4 p.m. Jan. 5 at the family residence in Waimea, 66-1247 Lalamilo Farm Road, for a celebration of life. Scattering of ashes is at 1 p.m. Jan. 7 at Kaaawa Beach Park in Kaaawa, Oahu. Family requests casual attire be worn. For more information call 887-1099 or 430-2775. She is survived by sons, Charles (Kelly) Costa, of Kaaawa, Oahu, Leonard Costa, of Honolulu, John Costa, of Dover, N.H.; daughters, Valerie (Richard) Colprit, of Waimea, Karen (Mike) Young, of Kauai; brothers, Alika (Hopfe) Maikui, of Ookala, Henry Pau, of Michigan, Albert Maikui, of Hilo; sisters, Mahoe Eugenio, of Ookala, Louisa Labardora, of Waimea, Betty Ann Souza, of Honolulu, Grace Teraoka, of Kaneohe, Oahu, Golden Josephs, of New Zealand, Harriet Knight, of Australia; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Donald Driscoll Donald "Don" Warren Driscoll, 65, of Honaunau, died Dec. 15 at Kona Community Hospital. Born Nov. 25, 1946, in El Paso, Texas, he was a business owner, carpenter, electrician, woodworker and member of Ocean View Evangelical Community Church. Services will be held at a later date. He is survived by wife, Marlis Driscoll, of Honaunau; mother, Doris Driscoll, of Espanola, N.M.; sons, Andy Driscoll, of Chicago, Michael (Rahda) Dean, of Bloomington, Minn.; daughters, Michelle Dean, of Minneapolis, Vicki Jo (Mike) Gramlich, of Richfields, Minn., Jodi Marie (Larry) Lindholm, of New Market, Minn., Lindsey Williams, of Texas; brother, James (Joanne) Driscoll, of El Paso, Texas; sister, Dianne (Harry) Zimmer, of Dallas; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
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Editor's note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspaper advertising department. Miyeko Kitamura Miyeko "May" Kitamura, 77, of Hilo, died Dec. 24 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was the owner of TMK Nursery and a housewife. Friends may call at 3 p.m. Dec. 30 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 4 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn She is survived by husband, Teruo Kitamura, of Hilo; sons, Terry (Christy Nakaoka) Kitamura, of Seattle, Curtis Kitamura, of Hilo; daughter, Cindy (Beau) Yokomoto, of Kaneohe, Oahu; brothers, Harry Oshiro, of Mountain View, Sadao (Bernice) Oshiro, of Hilo; sister, Jean (Jim) Murashige, of Montana; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Darlene Oshiro Darlene Leilani Oshiro, 56, of Pahoa, died Dec. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Lihue, Kauai, she was a housewife. Friends may call at 2 p.m. Dec. 31 at the family residence in Pahoa, 15-351 North Puni Makai Loop, for a celebration of life. Friends also may call at 11 a.m. Jan. 28 at Hanamaulu Beach Park in Hanamaulu, Kauai. Family requests casual attire be worn. She is survived by husband, Albert Oshiro, of Pahoa; daughter, Desiree (Roland) Arhelger, of Pahoa; sons, Keala (Corina) Gorospe and Shaidon Oshiro, both of Pahoa, Shaston Oshiro, of Kauai; stepdaughters, Robin (Taki) Kotani, Michelle (Rick) Chang and Jamie Oshiro, all of Oahu; stepson, Miles Oshiro, of Oahu; mother, Marlyn Kuhaulua, of Kauai; sisters, Marlyn Souza and Luella Moniz, both of Kauai; brothers, Kalani (Judy) Kelekoma, of Hilo and Kauai, Franklin Kelekoma Jr., Jeffrey (Carol) Kelekoma, Clay (Lenora) Kelekoma, Ainsley (Linda) Kelekoma and David (Chris) Kelekoma, all of Kauai; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Kenneth Makekau Kenneth "Calf" Arthur Makekau, 77, of Volcano, died Dec. 25 in Hilo. Born Sept. 6, 1934, in Honolulu, he was a retired quality control worker for General Electric Co. and former Merchant Marine. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Jan. 4 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 10 a.m. service. Cremation follows. Family requests casual attire be worn. Family requests no flowers. He is survived by wife, Carol Makekau, of Volcano; sons, Kenneth Makekau Jr., of California, Alwood Makekau, of Hilo, Edward Makekau, of Tacoma, Wash.; daughter, Gaylynn (Terry) Witt, of Tacoma, Wash.; stepbrother, Donald Keawe, of Honolulu; sisters, Barbara Kaapuni, of Molokai, Violet Gomes, of Honolulu; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one aunt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Keith Mattos Keith Eliot "Apa" "Uncle Pancake" Mattos, 56, of Waimea, died Nov. 25 at his residence. Born Aug. 28, 1955, in Honolulu, he was a former cook for Hawaiian Style Cafe in Waimea, a scale mechanic for Automation Hawaii and Chang Scales, warehouse manager for Budget Furniture and Souza's Furniture and an Army veteran. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Jan. 7 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary in Honolulu for a 10 a.m. service followed by military honors and a celebration of life reception until noon. Family requests casual or aloha attire be worn. Freinds may call at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 at Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor for a celebration of life service followed by scattering of ashes. For information, call 960-5296 or email monica@teammotorhead.com . He is survived by wife, Kimberly Puou-Mattos, of Waimea; daughters, Stacey Mattos and Charlotte Mattos, both of Honolulu; brothers, Bernard (Rena) Mattos Sr. of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Carl-Denis Mattos of Honolulu; sisters, Wanda-Lee (Jr.) Corpus and Donna-Von (Gil Tabiyan) Espinda, both of Honolulu, Marie-Lyn Mattos, of Ewa Beach, Oahu, April-Jean (John) Trusdell, of Keaau; hanai daughters, Luana Brewer and Lily Brewer, both of Waimea; hanai sons, Jay Brewer Sr., Jayden Brewer and Jay Brewer Jr., all of Waimea; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
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Editor's note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspaper advertising department. Bailey Valenzuela Bailey "Boyo" Philip Valenzuela, 47, of Ocean View, died Dec. 13 at The Queen's Medical Center. Born March 14, 1964, in Honolulu, he was a cook. Friends may call at noon Dec. 30 at Old Kona Airport Park's end pavilion for a 1:30 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn. He is survived by wife, Jessica Valenzuela, of Ocean View; brothers, Edwin (Leilani) Valenzuela, of East Sound, Wash., Douglas (Roberta) Valenzuela, of Paauilo; sisters, Carolen Richey, of Kailua-Kona, Renee (Black) Ellorda, of Kapolei, Oahu, Tina Johnson, of Hilo, Danielle (Brad) Reyes, of Ocean View, Geonette (Thomas) Taketa, of Kealakekua; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Betty Jo Klemme Betty Jo Klemme, 89, of Captain Cook, died Dec. 20. Born in Tulsa, Okla., she worked at Stanlon Oil Co. and was a homemaker. Friends may call at 5 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Chapel at Palm Terrace and at 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery for graveside services. A reception follows at the Chapel at Palm Terrace. She is survived by daughters, Jane Klemme, Karen Klemme, both of Captain Cook; two cousins; a hanai niece. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory and Funeral Home of West Hawaii. Joan Brooks Joan B. Brooks, 70, of Kailua-Kona, died Dec. 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born Sept. 18, 1941, in Rush Township, Pa., she was a circulation accountant for West Hawaii Today and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Private services will be held. She is survived by daughter, Patricia (Leroy) Kihara, of Kailua-Kona; son, Aaron (Bobbie) Rodrigues, of Ocean View; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary. Mikiko Gusukuma Mikiko Gusukuma, 92, of Mountain View, died Dec. 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa, she was a homemaker and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission. Private services were held. Family requests flowers and monetary gifts be omitted. She is survived by sons, Allan Gusukuma, of Mountain View, Lance (Cheryl) Gusukuma, of Chicago; daughters, Maile (Fred) Shimazu, of Whittier, Calif., Naomi Gusukuma, of Mountain View; sister, Matsue Oshiro, of Mountain View; one grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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Editor's note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspaper advertising department. Randall Elarco Sr. Randall Thomas Elarco Sr., 59, of Kohala, died Dec. 23 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born Jan. 6, 1952, in Kohala, he was a senior storekeeper for the Marriott, member of AFL/CIO and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Friends may call at 8 a.m. Dec. 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for a 10 a.m. Mass. Family requests casual attire be worn and flowers omitted. He is survived by wife, Florine Elarco, of Kohala; mother, Miriam Elarco, of Kohala; son, Randall (Camille) Elarco Jr., of Kohala; daughters, Teresa (Jason) Elarco, Danusia (Brian) Elarco, Tammy (Augustine) Santiago, all of Kohala, Linda (Ika) Vea, of Kona; hanai son, Clint Lewi, of Waimea; hanai daughter, Ursula (Glenn) Sambrana, of Hilo; brother, Graciano (Laurie) Elarco Jr., of Kohala; sisters, Gwen (Rod) Arias, of Hilo, Laura (John) Souza, Cecila (Ross) Alaimo, both of Kohala; 15 grandchildren; numerous uncles, aunties, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii. Daniel Bernstein Daniel Isadore Bernstein, 78, of Hilo, died Dec. 1 at his residence. Born March 9, 1933, in Chicago, he was an artist, former art director for a Chicago ad agency, owner of Bernstein Design Group and a Korean War veteran. Private services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Hilo. He is survived by wife, Lucy Bernstein, of Hilo; son, Adam Bernstein, of Bothell, Wash. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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