Obituaries 12-3-13


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Cecilia Boudreaux

Cecilia Mokiao King Boudreaux, 69, of Hilo died Nov. 10, 2013. Born in Waimea, she was a retired senior employee for the county.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home for a 6 p.m. service. A second gathering will be held at noon Dec. 7 at Leleiwi Beach Park.

She is survived by son, Ken King of Hilo; daughters, Gina King-Pa, Denise Mossman and Rebecca King-Mossman, all of Hilo; brothers, Robert Perreira of Kona, William Mokiao III and Matthew Mokiao, both of Honolulu; sister, Lei Yoshioka of Hilo; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Diosdada Natividad

Diosdada “Dading” Mendoza Natividad, 66, of Puna died Nov. 7, 2013, at home. Born April 6, 1947, in Luzon, Philippines, she was a proprietress for a papaya farm in Pahoa.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. service. An all-night vigil follows at the family residence in Nanawale Estates, Puna. Family requests casual attire be worn. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at Homelani Memorial Park in Hilo, Ilima section.

She is survived by companion, Danny Bautista of Puna; daughters, Delia (Eddie) Yadao and Divina (Bertram) Duran both of Pahoa; son, Nestor (Lydia) Natividad of Philippines; nine grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Katherine Tirrell

Katherine Tirrell, 92, of Keaukaha died Nov. 8, 2013. She was born in Honomu.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Dec. 6 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for an 11 a.m. service.

She is survived by sons, Timothy (Gwen) Tirrell of Hilo, Charles (Annette) Tirrell III of Texas; daughters, Merle (Dean) Kukona and Charlene (Howard) Pea, both of Hilo; sister, Lily Hokoana of Honolulu; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Rebecca Baji

Rebecca Peke Abraham Baji, 87, of Hilo died Nov. 17, 2013, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hawaii, she was a retired aide for Hawaii Island Adult Center and member of Thy Word Ministries Faith Center of Hawaii.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Dec. 7 at Thy Word Ministries Faith Center of Hawaii for a 10 a.m. service. Family requests aloha attire be worn.

She is survived by sons, Marshall (Patricia) Baji Jr. of Pahoa, Wade (Cynthia) Baji Sr. of Naalehu; daughter, Maylene Baji Teregeyo of Hilo; brothers, William Abraham and Jack Odani Sr., both of Hilo, Timothy (Katherine) Papalimu of Papaikou; sister, Ruth Papalimu of Hilo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Antonio Gomera

Antonio “Tony” Gomera, 77, of Ookala died Nov. 17, 2013, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born July 5, 1936, in Paauilo, he was a retired factory mechanic for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., a self-employed farmer and yard cleaning serviceman, Air Force veteran and member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Dec. 7 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Papaaloa for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Veronica Gomera of Ookala; daughter, Antanette (Paul) Tam Sing of Honolulu; sons, Lawrence (Christina Tina) Gomera of Honokaa, Terrance (Marsee Kanani) Gomera of Ookala; hanai sons, Bert (Gina) Braley of Spanaway, Wash., Gabe Gomera of Hilo, Wesley Salboro of Papaaloa, Royden Lukzen of Ookala; hanai daughters, Bridgette (Shawn) Kalles of Vancouver, Wash., Valerie (Sonny) Pointdexter of Ookala; brothers, Lucino (Isabell) Gomera of Paauilo, Domingo Gomera of Ookala, Daniel Gomera and Gabriel (Verna) Gomera, both of Hilo; sisters, Cris Poligratis of Kawaihae, Julia (Joseph) Costa of Honokaa, Oria (Roger) Michaelis of California, May (Gerald) Otomo of Hilo; nine grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Clinton Kahilihiwa

Clinton Hinano “Pancho” Kahilihiwa, 69, of Hilo died Nov. 15, 2013, at home. Born in Kalapana, he was a retired worker in the natural resource management department at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Kyser residence, 13-3548 Makamae St., Leilani Estates in Pahoa for a 10 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by brothers, Fai-o (Marrissa) Jeong of Paradise Park, Michael (Laury) Jeong of Honolulu; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; one niece; one nephew.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shozo Nagao

Shozo “Chabo” Nagao, 86, of Hilo died Nov. 20, 2013, at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, he was a retired fire chief with Hawaii County Fire Department, World War II Army veteran and member of Heritage Christian Fellowship, Hawaii Fire Chief’s Association, Hawaii County Retired Firemen’s Association, Pirates Golf Club and Waiakea Pirates Association.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for an 11 a.m. service. Cremation follows. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Betty Nagao of Hilo; son, Ian Nagao of Hilo; daughters, Vicki (Lloyd) Narimatsu and Ada (Kevin) Hayashi, both of Hilo; sister, Kazuko Young of Newark, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Samson Peneku Jr.

Samson Nani “Samboy” Peneku Jr., 33, of Mountain View died Nov. 6, 2013, at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a self-employed carpenter and landscaper.

Friends may call at 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 4 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by parents, Samson and Darlene Peneku Sr. of Mountain View; daughter, Alexia Peneku of Discovery Harbour; son, Isiah Filateo of Hilo; stepdaughters, Tiara Borges and Tania Borges, both of Pahoa; stepson, Paka Kamaka of Discovery Harbour; sisters, Elizabeth (Stanley) Soares of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Emily (Lanakila Poaha) Peneku of Hilo; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Fusae Kamigaki

Fusae Kamigaki, 91, of Kealakekua was born Dec. 16 in Captain Cook. An obituary that ran earlier had an incorrect birth date because of information supplied to West Hawaii Today