Obituaries | 4-22-14


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John Silva

John G. “Jack” Silva, 84, of Hilo died March 28, 2014, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in San Francisco, he was a retired sheet metal worker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. April 23 at St. Joseph Catholic Church for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at Homelani Memorial Park. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by daughter, Susan (David) Douglas of Kyle, Texas; sister, Lita Botelho of Homedale, Idaho; two grandsons; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Beverly Chu

Beverly Ann Kamomiala Chu, 71, of Hilo died March 15, 2014, at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born in Holualoa, she was a retired teacher at Pahoa High and Hilo Intermediate schools and member of Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, Hawaii State Teachers Association and various bowling leagues.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. April 25 at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, Ronald Chu of Hilo; daughters, Ronnette Chu of Hilo, Shawn (Patrick) Chu-Quinn of Florida; son, Wyllis Chu of Hilo; brothers, Calvin (Irene) Oka and Milton Oka, both of Oahu, Sam (Sharaine) Kamakau, Lino (Kristen) Kamakau and Stan (Beverly) Oka, all of Kona, Wendell Oka and Dale Oka, both of California; sister, Olalani Kamakau of California; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Paz Ducusin

Paz Gallardo Ducusin, 75, of Keaau died March 22, 2014, at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born May 3, 1938, in Pagudpud, San Fernando La Union City, Philippines, she was a retired flower cutter in Kuola Farm, a factory worker at Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. in Keaau and member of Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. April 25 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 7 p.m. service. Friends may also call at 8 a.m. April 26 at Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church for a 9 a.m. service. Burial is at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, Manuel Ducusin of Keaau; sons, Loreto Ducusin and Ray (Raquel) Ducusin, both of Keaau, Ador (Leah) Ducusin of Hilo; daughters, Lorna Carpio of Kohala, Imelda (Andrew Ito) Ducusin Agustin of Keaau, Marylou (Alfredo Jr.) Ventura of Keaau; brothers and sisters, Benjamin Gallardo, Jaime Gallardo and Mario Gallardo, all of the Philippines, Eufresena Lamsen of Manila, Philippines, Praxedes Ducusin of Pepeekeo, Marcilina (Jovencio) Macaraeg of Ewa Beach, Oahu; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eugene Pacheco

Eugene “Captain” Pacheco, 82, of Hilo died March 29, 2014, at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born Oct. 11, 1931, in Hilo, he was retired from Hilo Coast Processing Co., Korean War Army veteran and member of Family Christian Center.

Friends may call at 6 p.m. April 25 at Family Christian Center in Hilo, 168 Holomua St., for a 7 p.m. service. A committal service will be held at 9 a.m. April 26 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Helen Pacheco of Hilo; daughters, Debra (Saffrey) Tajon of Keaau, Sharie Pacheco-Enovejas of Hilo; son, Tracy (April San Jose) Pacheco of Hilo; sister, Agnes Pacheco of Hilo; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lucy Warren

Lucy Lee Warren, 70, of Keaau died April 13, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Jan. 24, 1944, in Olaa, she was a homemaker and member of Kamauloa Oka Malamalama Hoomana Naauao O Hawaii.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. April 25 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for an 11 a.m. service. Burial follows at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Family requests aloha attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, Adam Warren of Keaau; daughter, Angela (Kevin) Enos of Keaau; stepbrothers, Robert Kaulukukui of Maryland, Charles Kaulukukui of Honolulu; two granddaughters.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Frances Kama

Frances Chieko Nagai Kama, 77, of Hilo died March 16, 2014, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born Aug. 3, 1936, in Honolulu, she worked as a book binder at the Kamehameha Schools print shop and Hawaii Library Binding and was a member of Hale o Na Alii, Honolulu chapter.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. April 26 at Kaumakapili Church in Honolulu for a 10:45 a.m. service. Scattering of ashes will be held later. Family requests aloha attire be worn.

She is survived by son, Eric (Vivian) Kama Jr. of Salem, Ore.; daughters, Milli Kama of Pahoa, Alice (James) Santee of Houston; sister, Alice Mau of Honolulu; four grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Franklin Nacnac Sr.

Franklin “NAC” Alcoran Nacnac Sr., 62, of Honokaa died March 25, 2014, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born Nov. 27, 1951, in Honokaa, he was a heavy equipment operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Plantation Co., a security guard for Securitas at Hilo Airport, owner of F.E.N. Janitorial Services in Honokaa and member of the Hawaii Army National Guard and Honokaa United Methodist Church.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. April 26 at Honokaa United Methodist Church for an 11 a.m. service. Cremation follows. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Etta Santos Nacnac of Honokaa; sons, Shane Nacnac of Honokaa, Franklin (Jenilee) Nacnac Jr. of Laupahoehoe; daughters, Lorinell (Pernell Thomas) Nacnac and Soljah-Brooke Nacnac, both of Honokaa; sisters, Virginia Lo of Aiea, Oahu, Josephine Christian of San Diego, Magdalena (Sokil) Kim of Georgia, Anita (Dave) Roberts of Arizona, Carolyn Henry of Tennessee; brothers, Ernesto Nacnac of Waipahu, Oahu, Rodney (Hermina) Nacnac of Pearl City, Oahu; 12 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Harry Nihau Jr.

Harry Kauila Nihau Jr., 75, of Hilo died April 8, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a commercial fisherman and a coach and trainer for the Waiakea High School junior varsity bowling team.

Friends may call from noon to 5:30 p.m. April 26 at Janet Simmon’s residence, 619 Keonaona St. in Panaewa. A service will be held at noon, followed by scattering of ashes at sea. For more information, call 937-1714. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by sisters, Janet Simmons, Shirley Golden, Maize (Christopher) Lievens and Faye (Chris) Yanos, all of Hilo, Julia Subica of Arizona; brothers, John (Diane) Nihau, Joseph Nihau and Phillip Nihau, all of Hilo, Henry (Susan) Nihau and George (Susan) Nihau, both of Nevada, Noah Nihau of Colorado; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Vilma Yoneda

Vilma “Vicky” Leilani Vellocido Yoneda, 79, of Hilo died April 5, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born May 25, 1934, in Kohala, she was retired from the former Naniloa Surf Hotel, had also worked at the Mauna Kea Beach Hote, was an RSVP volunteer and member of the Golden Girls.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. April 26 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, Satoru Yoneda of Hilo; sons, Wayne (Beverlee) Yoneda of Honokaa, Collins (Rosario) Yoneda and Kent (Lori) Yoneda, both of Hilo; daughter, Donna (Neil) Arakaki of Hilo; brother, Arthur (Coral) Vellocido of Honolulu; sisters, Dora Regidor of Honolulu, Julia Neves of Aloha, Ore.; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tsukasa Yamamoto

Tsukasa Yamamoto, 94, of Waimea died April 12, 2014, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Waimea, he was a retired farmer with B.E.S.T. Farms Inc.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. April 27 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Sachiko Yamamoto of Waimea; sons, Earl (Sharon) Yamamoto, Bert Yamamoto and Curtis (Jodie) Yamamoto, all of Waimea; daughters, Charlotte (David) Oshiro and Charlene (Alan) Nakagawa, both of Waimea; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kazue Yamashiro

Kazue “Stella” Yamashiro, 82, of Hilo died April 12, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honaunau, she was a homemaker, member of University Heights Kumiai, former member of the Hilo Uta No Kai karaoke club and a singer for the former Hilo Youth Band.

Friends may call at 3:30 p.m. April 27 at Higashi Hongwanji Church for a 5 p.m. service. A reception follows. Family requests casual attire be worn and no monetary gifts.

She is survived by husband, Toshio Yamashiro of Hilo; daughters, Velma (Stephen) Menezes, Jo Ann (Douglas) Agasa and Merle (David) Yee, all of Hilo, Carla Yamashiro of Washington; brothers, Katsuyoshi Fukushima, Koichi (Joan) Fukushima and Masaichi Fukushima, all of Captain Cook, John (Betty) Fukushima of North Carolina; sisters, Matsuno Katz of Las Vegas, Sanae (Sueto) Matsumura of Kealakekua; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Roy Terry

Roy L. Terry, 72, of Keaau died April 10, 2014, at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born Aug. 22, 1941, in Teton, Idaho, he was a retired school bus driver, trainer and mechanic and owner and dump truck driver for Terry’s Specialty Hauling in Keaau.

No services are planned. Donations may be sent to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720.

He is survived by wife, Bonnie Terry of Keaau; sons, Roger Terry and David Terry both of Arizona, Jason Terry and Duane Terry, both of California; daughter, Julie Gustin of Georgia; stepsons, Stephen (Marah Hardt) Barnes of California, David (Virginia) Barnes of Hilo; 15 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.