Obituaries 2-14-14


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Ronald Miyasato

Ronald Shigenobu Miyasato, 99, of Hilo died Feb. 7, 2014, at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born on Kauai, he was a retired kerosene jobber affiliated with the Shell Oil Co. and member of the Church of the Holy Cross, Hui Okinawa and the Waiakea Waena Kumiai.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Church of the Holy Cross for a 10 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Grace Miyasato of Hilo; sons, Gilbert (Ellen) Miyasato and and William Miyasato, both of Honolulu, Mitsushi (Mayumi) Miyasato Uechi of Tokyo; daughters, Sheila (Don) Watson of Oregon, Patricia Nakamoto of Honolulu, Harriet (Gary) Kawamoto of Hilo, Christine (James) Ostrow of Boston; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kenneth Tam

Kenneth Kwai Sung Tam, 69, of Hilo, formerly of Pepeekeo, died Jan. 20, 2014, at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born Sept. 25, 1944, in Pepeekeo, he worked for KTA Super Stores and was a member of Trinity Community Church and Kulaimano Family Community Education Club.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at Alae Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by brothers, Clifford (Jane) Tam of Pepeekeo, Wesley Tam and Walter Tam, both of Hilo; sisters, Mollie (Harvey) Chun of Hilo, Patsy (Kan Kim) Chang of Fresno, Calif.; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tetsuo Kunihiro

Tetsuo Kunihiro, 90, of Hilo died Feb. 6, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired agricultural crew chief with the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co., an independent cane planter and member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and the Piihonua Kumiai.

Friends may call at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 4 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Yukie Kunihiro of Hilo; daughters, Lillian (Gregory) You, Stella (Dennis) Nojiri and Janet (Gilbert) Nishihira, all of Hilo; son, Nelson (Lori) Kunihiro of Hilo; brothers, Tamio Kunihiro and Jerry Kunihiro, both of Hilo; sisters, Gladys (Thomas) Tone of Oahu, Sachiko (Del) Gun Salus of Las Vegas; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jimmy Smith

Jimmy “By Golly Jimmy” Lee Smith, 79, of Honokaa died Feb. 3, 2014, at Hale Hoola Hamakua. Born Jan. 5, 1935, in Medford, Ore., he was retired and a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. to sunset Feb. 16 at Mahukona Beach Park for a service.

He is survived by friends.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Magno Tablit

Magno Lira Tablit, 72, of Hilo died Feb. 1, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born April 11, 1941, in Ballesteros, Cagayan, Philippines, he was a seed cutter for the former Hamakua Sugar Plantation and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for an 11 a.m service. Burial will be at Alae Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn. Flowers are welcome.

He is survived by wife, Rosalina Tablit of Hilo; son, Nelson (Candace) Tablit of Pahoa; daughter, Charisma (Bernard) Makanui Jr. of Hilo; brother, Gregorio (Lilian) Tablit of Waimea; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tetsuro Wakayama

Tetsuro Wakayama, 93, of Waimea died Jan. 14, 2014, at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born Feb. 3, 1920, in Waimea, he started T. Wakayama Transfer, which transported goods between Waimea, Hilo and Kawaihae during World War II. After the war, he opened Waimea’s first liquor store, Kamuela Liquor.

The community is invited to a noon service Feb. 16 on the grassy open field next to Kamuela Liquor at 64-1010 Mamalahoa Highway. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to North Hawaii Hospice. Private family services are also planned.

He is survived by wife, Yukie Wakayama; sons, Dean, Alvin and Clyde Wakayama; five grandchildren.

Bradley Silva

Bradley K. Silva, 54, of Keaau died Feb. 4, 2014, at home. Born Feb. 23, 1959, in Hilo, he was a retired park caretaker for Hawaii County.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Feb. 17 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Friends may call again at 8 a.m. Feb. 18 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for a 10 a.m. service. Burial will be at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section.

He is survived by mother, Janet Silva of Keaau; brothers, Jeffery (Rochelle) Silva and Bruce (Jennifer) Silva, both of Keaau, Mark (Davieanna) Mercado of Mountain View; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Raymond Madrid

Raymond Hilario Madrid, 68, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 22, 2014, at Kona Community Hospital. Born March 19, 1945, in Los Angeles, he was a retired auto mechanic and a musician.

Service information will be announced at a later date.

He is survived by wife, Denette McWilliams of Kailua-Kona; mother, Betty (Gene) Brakke of Costa Mesa, Calif.; daughter, Trista (Robert) Barta of Huntington Beach, Calif.; sister, Stephanie (Gary) Newton of Fresno, Calif.; two grandchildren; one niece; one nephew.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Charles Kalahiki

Charles Haruo Kalahiki, 87, of Hilo died Feb. 4, 2014, at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. Born Jan. 24, 1927, in Kapaa, Kauai, he was a retired roofer and resident of Kamana Senior Center in Hilo.

No services are planned.

He is survived by brother, Harry (Elizabeth) Matsumoto of Hagatna, Guam; numerous nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Masako Roller

Masako Roller, 92, of Hilo died Feb. 6, 2014. She was born in Hilo.

Private services were held. Family requests no flowers or monetary gifts.

She is survived by brothers, Roy Nakamoto and Robert (Yonsuk) Nakamoto, both of Honolulu; sister, Evelyn (Kenneth) Kubo of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Maxine Macauley

Maxine L. Macauley, 94, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 28, 2013, at a Kona residential care home. Born May 29, 1919, in Los Angeles, she was a homemaker, former employee of Tickle Pie and Sky’s Hallmark and member of Native Daughters of the Golden West and Las Quince Damas in Hermosa Beach, Calif.

Private services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by daughter, Carla Gline of Waikoloa; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one nephew.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

James Flynn

James “Jimmy” Francis Flynn, 73, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., died Jan. 4, 2014, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born Dec. 8, 1940, in Detroit, he was president of Flynn Paving Co. and a Navy veteran.

Private services were held.

He is survived by wife, Nancy Flynn of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; sons, Thomas (Chris) Flynn of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Michael (Barb) Flynn of Orchard Lakes, Mich., Timothy (Amy) Flynn of Novi, Mich., Matthew (Anne) Flynn of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; 12 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John Wilkinson

John Winslow Wilkinson, 61, of Ocean View died Jan. 25, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born March 4, 1952, in Philadelphia, he was a retired part owner of J&L Delivery Service in Kennett Square, Pa.

Private services will be held.

He is survived by wife, Linda Jones Schade of Ocean View; brother, Charles (Sally) Wilkinson Jr. of Hellertown, Pa.; sister, Patricia Dow of Delanco, N.J.; stepdaughter, Tamara Jones of Downingtown, Pa.; stepsons, Timothy (Michelle) Jones of Honey Brook, Pa., Jonathan (Serena) Schade of Ocean View; two nephews; four nieces; five step-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Grace Houchin

Grace Nagano Houchin, 89, of Waimea died Jan. 29, 2014, at her residence. Born Feb. 8, 1924, in Honolulu, she was a homemaker, former employee of Kona Village Resort and part owner of the former Evergreen Motorcars.

Private services were held.

She is survived by sons, Charles (Cindy) Corrales of Mt. Shasta, Calif., Zachary (Jarin) Houchin of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Caren (Gary) Hisaoka and Casie (Steve) Yannarell, both of Honolulu, Cora (David) Bailey of Green Bay, Wis., Sueann (Dennis) Carter of Oak Harbor, Wash., Lori Palmer of Hilo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Elizabeth Ramsey

Elizabeth Ramsey, 86, of Volcano died Feb. 4, 2014. Born in Honolulu, she retired as a sky chef for American Airlines.

Private services will be held.

She is survived by son, Kauna Kihikihi of Honolulu; daughters, Greglinn Ramseyer and Ivanelle (Robert) Hatton, both of Volcano; brother, William Arthur of Honolulu; sister, Phyliss Arthur of Volcano; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Hidetaka Sato

Hidetaka “Paisan” Sato, 89, of Honauanu died Jan. 18, 2014, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Aug. 8, 1924, in Honaunau, he was a retired carpenter, coffee farmer, 442nd Infantry Battalion World War II Army veteran and member of Kona Hongwanji, Hookena Kumiai, Hilo Daijingu and Kona Koyasan Daishiji Mission.

Private services were held.

He is survived by son, Alvin (Eilene) Sato of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Claudia (Larry Evans) Sato of Honaunau; brother, Kenji (Mieko) Sato of Honaunau; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Hatsuko Kishaba

Hatsuko Kishaba, 95, of Laupahoehoe died Feb. 1, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Feb. 26, 1918, in Hakalau, she was a retired store clerk for the former Papaaloa Community Store and member of Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission.

Private services were held. Family requests no monetary gifts or flowers.

She is survived by daughters, Linda (Dennis) Voss of Neenah, Wis., Lena Kishaba of Red Wing, Minn., Annette Iwahashi of Hilo; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tyson Lincoln

Tyson “Tys” Kainoa Moani Lincoln, 30, of Hawi died Jan. 20, 2014, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Nov. 18, 1983, in Kealakekua, he was an electrician for West Hawaii Electric.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Feb. 15 at Keokea Beach Park pavilion in North Kohala for an 11 a.m. service. Lunch follows. Family requests casual attire be worn. Flowers are welcome. For more information, call 987-9247.

He is survived by mother, Rocklyn (James) Ku of Hawi; father, Andrew (Charmaine) Lincoln of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Mandie-Hone (Dom Acorda) Ku and Taylor-Maikai Ku of Hawi, Ashely-Malia Kiyonaga and Andi-Aulike (David Dukevares) Lincoln, both of Kailua-Kona, Shea-Kanani Lincoln of Kealakekua; brothers, Dillon-Kahiau Ku and Polu-Lincoln, both of Hawi, Andrew-Haaheo Lincoln of Kealakekua, Drew-Pilipaa Lincoln and Seth-Kaulana Lincoln, both of Kailua-Kona; maternal grandmother, Estelle Francisco of Hawi; paternal grandfather, George Lincoln of Kailua-Kona; paternal grandmother, Mary Abril-Bentley of Las Vegas; one nephew; two nieces; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.