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Primotivo Sombrio

Primotivo “Patrick” Sombrio, 69, of Kaneohe, Oahu, died Jan. 7, 2014, at Castle Medical Center in Honolulu. Born July 4, 1944, in Honolulu, he was a musician and member of the Faith Hope and Love Christian Center on Oahu.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Feb. 8 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by sons, Patrick (Cecilia) Sombrio Jr. and Aaron Sombrio, both of Hilo; daughters, Fonda (Rick) Ash of Spring, Texas, Summer Sombrio of Las Vegas; sisters, Diane (Martin) Feliciano and Norma (Manuel) Martinez, both of Honokaa, Anita Takiue, Shirley (Clifford) Souza and Yolanda Gibo, all of Hilo, Abbie Gibo of Waimea; brothers, Celestino (June) Gibo of Kailua-Kona, Denis (Kelly) Gibo of Waipunalei; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

David Tetz

David Alan Tetz, 60, of Pahoa died Jan. 27, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Champaign, Ill., he was a carpenter.

A celebration of his life will take place the afternoon of Feb. 8 at Punaluu Beach Park in Ka‘u.

He is survived children, Adam Tetz, Amanda (Chad) Grove and Jasmine (Brent) Melsa, all of Minnesota; father, Ronald Tetz of Colorado; sisters, Susan Mason of Montana, Nancy (Mark) Johnson of California; brother, Karl (Kathy Bennett) Tetz of Mountain View; companion, Judy Egger of Maui; nine grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Leonard Fernandez

Leonard Paris Fernandez, 65, of Kurtistown died Jan. 12, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born on Kauai, he was a retired boilermaker and member of the Boilermakers Local 204, and later 627.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at Dodo Mortuary chapel, Hilo, for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by sons, Glenn (Charlene) Fernandez, Daniel (Michelle) Fernandez, Robert Torres; brothers, Castor (Maile) Fernandez Jr., Edmund Fernandez; sister, Aurora Fernandez; one stepgrandson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kent Hamamoto

Kent “Kento” Sadao Hamamoto, 56, of Kurtistown died Jan. 22, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Nov. 18, 1957, in Honolulu, he was a supervisor at Hilo Public Library and member of Soka Gakkai International-USA and United Public Workers.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by brother, Kert (Janet) Hamamoto, of Kurtistown; two nieces; cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Annette Kubojiri

Annette Shizuko (Sugita) Kubojiri, 80, of Keaau died Jan. 26, 2014, at her home. Born Aug. 17, 1933, in Tokyo, she was retired from the Keaau School cafeteria and member of Puna Covenant Church.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Feb. 10 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial follows at 1 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No.2. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, Frederick Kubojiri of Keaau; sons, Harry (Jill) Kubojiri of Hilo, Kenneth Kubojiri of Keaau, Edwin Kubojiri of Mountain View; daughters, Marian Hasegawa of Honolulu, Chako (Richard Garcia) Kubojiri of New Mexico; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Michie Kimura

Michie Kiyota Kimura, 81, of Waimea died Jan. 30, 2014, at her home. Born April 27, 1932, in Ookala, she was a Hawaiian feather lei maker and member of Kamuela Hongwanji Mission, Buddhist Women’s Association and American Japanese Civic Club.

Friends may call at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11, at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, Charles Kimura of Waimea; daughter, Laura (Elmer) Auna of Honokaa; sons, Audie (Jody) Kimura of Honolulu, Carl Kimura of Waimea; sister, Itsuko Hagino of Honolulu; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Judy Magnuson

Judy May Magnuson, 69, of Pepeekeo died Jan. 26, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born March 27, 1944, in Waukegan, Ill., she was a homemaker and member of Hawaii Island Adult Care.

Services will be held in Illinois. Contributions in her memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 120 Pauahi St., Hilo, HI, 96720. Online condolences may be posted at homelanimemorialpark.com.

She is survived by daughters, Pamela (Matthew) Wilson of Pepeekeo, Christina Schweers of Shirley, N.Y., Dorothea (Donald) Larson of Mastic, N.Y.; brother, Wesley (Judy) Fout of Libertyville, Ill.; sisters, Carol Ferrell and Virginia Adair, both of Marquette, Mich.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

Lupe Apodaca

Lupe Apodaca, 88, of Hawi died Jan. 30, 2014, at her residence. Born Feb. 1, 1925, in Superior, Ariz., she was a homemaker.

Private services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by son, Charles (Suzi) Apodaca of Ainaloa; daughters, Maria (Jeremiah) Robitaille of Hawi, Caroline (Dale) Hayashi of Ainaloa; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Kaaren Farmer

Kaaren Sue Farmer, 72, of Pahoa died Jan. 10, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Sleepy Eye, Minn., she was a homemaker.

Private services were held.

She is survived by daughters, Lori Recio of Pahoa, Shelly Cabanting of Kailua-Kona, Kristen (Tim) Duffy of Kealakekua; brothers, Thomas (Pat) Berkner of Makaha, Oahu, Russell (Shirley) Berkner of Hemet, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Masaye Nagao

Masaye Nagao, 93, of Hilo died Jan. 4, 2014. Born in Onomea, she was a homemaker.

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

She is survived by husband, Kazuo Morimoto of Hilo; sons, Mike (Diane) Nagao and Gene (Karolyn) Nagao, both of Hilo; sister, Yuriko Honda of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.