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Obituaries | 12-6-2013


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Diosdada Natividad

The family of Diosdada Natividad, 66, of Nanawale Estate in Puna, has changed the site for an all-night vigil. The vigil will be at the family residence in Paradise Park in Keaau.

Also, a survivor’s name was incorrect in the information submitted to West Hawaii Today. Natividad is also survived by daughter, Divina (Benjamin) Duran of Pahoa.

Joseph Ignacio

Joseph Akira Ishizaki Ignacio, 87, of Hilo died Nov. 24, 2013, at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born April 5, 1926, in Papaikou, he was the retired proprietor for the former Iggie’s TV, a World War II Army veteran and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Kapualani Kumiai.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Dec. 9 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 6 p.m. service. Friends may again call at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial follows at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Miyoko Ignacio; sons, Gary (Antoinette) Ignacio, Randy Ignacio, Michael (Doreen) Ignacio, Jay (Jacqueline) Ignacio, Mark (Denese) Ignacio, Terry Ignacio; daughter, Jo Ann (Lane) Ishida; sisters, Eleanor Miguel, Emogene Pacheco; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

William Nelson

William “Bill” Lester Nelson, 68, of Honalo died Dec. 2, 2013, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Dec. 20, 1944, in Hilo, he was a comptroller at the Kona and Waikoloa Hilton Hotels, a former employee at the Ellison Onizuka Space Center and Navy veteran.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Dec. 10 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona for a graveside service. Family requests casual attire and no flowers.

He is survived by daughters, Marie (Derek) Hong of Kailua-Kona, Donna (Mitch) Berdon of Honalo; son, Malcolm Acol of Kailua-Kona; mother, Betty Nelson of Kailua-Kona; brother, Bruce (Marcia) Nelson of Honalo; sister, Toylyn (Rick) Collier of Moses Lake, Wash.; four grandchildren; two aunts; one uncle; three nephews; one niece; several cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gerald Lange

Gerald “Jerry” Michael Lange, 81, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 17, 2013, at his home. Born Nov. 18, 1932, in Chicago, he was a Navy electronics technician and veteran, worked for General Electric and Siemens Electronics and member of the Chamber of Commerce, Yacht Harbor Club and the Republican Party.

Friends may call at noon Dec. 14 at the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club at Honokohau Harbor for a 1 p.m. service. Scattering of ashes will follow. Family requests casual attire be worn. Loose flowers are welcome.

He is survived by wife, Charlene Lange of Kailua-Kona; son, Mark (Janet) Lange of Malibu, Calif.; daughters, Cindy (Mark) Lange Guilfoyle of Palmdale, Calif., Diana Lange of Chatsworth, Calif., Mary Jane Lange of France; stepson, Shanen Tasaka of Tucson, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Arris Ragan of Kailua-Kona; brother, Ray Lange of Bellevue, Wash.; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John Pai

John Jong Son Pai, 84, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Nov. 12, 2013. Born Sept. 24, 1929, in Hilo, he retired as an accountant with Inter-Island Resorts.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Dec. 14 at Sacred Heart’s Church in Pahoa for a 10:30 a.m. service. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Family requests aloha attire be worn. Flowers are welcomed.

He is survived by sons, John Paul Pai, Michael (Lisa) Pai, Jason Pai, George Pai; daughters, Mona (John) Neill, Alethea (William) Konanui, Sara Pai; sister, Hariet Brott; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home.

Cecelia Terado

Cecelia “Lila” Ferreria Nii Terado, 84, of Hilo died Nov. 21, 2013, at home. Born Oct. 23, 1929, in Honolulu, she was a retired housekeeper for the former Hilo Hotel and member of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hilo.

Private services were held.

She is survived by husband, David Terado of Hilo; daughter, Victoria Weber of Hilo; sons, Peter Victoria, Paul Victoria, Perry Victoria and Toby Nii, all of Oahu, Patrick Victoria of the mainland, David Nii of Hilo; brother, Benjamin Ferreira of Shelton, Wash.; sisters, Rosemarie Gomes and Velvet Walker, both of Tacoma, Wash.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Herbert Lee

Herbert Lee, 60, of Keaukaha died Nov. 22, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Nov. 30, 1952, in Hilo, he was a retired maintenance supervisor on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands.

Services were held. Family requests all condolences be sent to 221 Baker Ave., Hilo, HI 96720.

He is survived by brothers, Kekapa Lee of Honolulu, Ronald (Moki) Lee Sr. of Keaukaha, Richard (Judy) Lee of Wisconsin; sisters, Sandra (Matt) Lum of Keaukaha, Arlene (Sheldon De Aguiar) Mullen of Kaumana; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jeffrey McCash

Jeffrey “Jeff” Scott McCash, 62, of Spokane, Wash., and Holualoa died Dec. 3, 2013, at his residence. Born Oct. 12, 1951, in Spokane, Wash., he was a mailer for Spokane Print and Mail and member of the Kona Coffee Council.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Remembrances may be made in his memory to Hospice of Kona.

He is survived by companion, Mary Powers of Holualoa; sisters, Cherry Bucholz of Holualoa, Donna (Steve) Barland of Bremerton, Wash.; brother, Blair McCash of Tacoma, Wash.; two aunts, one uncle; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.