Obituaries | 6-6-14


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Jacklyn Au

Jacklyn “Jackie” Ann Au, 52, of Ocean View died May 21, 2014, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Jan. 20, 1962, in Multnomah, Ore., she was a caregiver, a former truck driver, former supervisor at Little Caesar’s, a house painter, carpenter and volunteer for the Food Bank in Ocean View.

Friends may call at noon June 8 at Aunty Pauline’s Beach Lot at Honaunau Beach for a service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by son, Kahikili Au of Hawaii; daughters, Lila (Glenn Beauford) Uyeshiro and Leela Uyeshiro, both of Ocean View, Leila Boyd of Kahaluu, Oahu, Leesa Uyeshiro of Hilo, Leana Rumsey of Oregon; father, Richard Holver of Oregon; mother, Mary Maciel of Oregon; brother, Thomas Kelekolio of Honaunau; sisters, Juliana Kelekolio and Angel (Arnold) Jacobsen, both of Oregon; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Allan Rogers

Allan Carter Rogers, 62, of Hilo died May 30, 2014, at his home. Born May 29, 1952, in Brawley, Calif., he was a co-owner of ACR Dollar + store at the Hilo Shopping Center, was retired from AT&T in Los Angeles and was an Army veteran.

Friends may call at 1 p.m. June 8 at Coconut Island pavilion for a service.

He is survived by wife, Christine Rogers of Hilo; four children; mother; one brother; two sisters; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ronald Addington Sr.

Ronald Francis “Sam” Addington Sr., 78, of Keaau died May 24, 2014, at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired construction worker, a Marine Corps veteran and member of the Wailoa River Rats.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. June 10 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 10 a.m. service. A graveside committal follows at noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Elizabeth Addington of Keaau; sons, Ronald (Elle) Addington of Honolulu, Plez Addington and Samuel Addington, both of Missouri, Kalani Addington of Kauai; daughters, Rhonda (Kenet) Brevig of San Diego, Debra Pila of Hilo, Marjorie (Richard) Kealoha and Lisa (Aaron) Amimoto, both of Oahu; sisters, Rose Settle of Texas, Dorothy Evans of Hilo, Doris (Jim) Davis of California, Judy (Joe) Enwright of the mainland, Jeanine Best of California; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Charles Aina Jr.

Charles Shim Ung Aina Jr., 59, of Hilo died June 1, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Jan. 6, 1955, in Hilo, he was the owner and designer of Charles S.U. Aina Jr. Inc. architecture planning and interior design consultant in Hilo and member of Akaka Falls Lion’s Club.

Friends may call at 3:30 p.m. June 11 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Jamie Aina of Hilo; daughters, Jenna (Isaiah Ikeda) Aina and Megan Aina, both of Hilo; son, Charles Aina III of Hilo; brother, Clayton Lee (Theresa) Aina of Hilo; sisters, Adelaide (Penivai) Mounga of Aberdeen, S.D., Charlotte (Curtis) Matsui of Hilo; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Patricia Pung

Patricia Lou Pung, 81, of Kawaihae died May 29, 2014. Born July 13, 1932, in Ninole, she worked as a cashier at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and attended Annunciation Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. June 12 at St. Anthony Parish in Papaaloa for a 5 p.m. service.

She is survived by sons, Stacy Pung of Honokaa; Stephen (Kum Suk) Pung of Wylie, Texas; daughters, Roxanne (Yoshiki Osaki) Pung of Kawaihae, Sharee Rodrigues of Kalopa, Rainee Pung of Papaaloa; brothers, Gary Cinco of Modesto, Calif., Kenneth (Linda) Cinco of San Antonio; sisters, Alberta Dobbe of Hilo; Pauline Hong of Kailua, Oahu; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Susumi Kajiwara

Susumi Kajiwara, 86, of Hilo died April 19, 2014, under the care of Hospice. Born in Kealakekua, he was retired as a machinist for Hawaiian Equipment Co.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. June 7 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home for an 11 a.m. service. Burial follows at 2 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park and Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by spouse, Yukio Kajiwara of Honolulu; sons, Wesley (Ann) Kajiwara of Honolulu, Wayne (Evelyn) Kajiwara of Maui; daughter, Eileen (Nathan) Iwamasa of Honolulu; five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Sakai Nishimoto

Sakai Nishimoto of Kealakekua died April 15, 2014, at Life Care Center of Kona. She was born Aug. 19, 1914, in Kealakekua.

Private services were held.

She is survived by son, Richard (Jean); brother, Ritsuo (Betsy); numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ethel Rawlins

Ethel Ferreira Rawlins, 85, of Grass Valley, Calif., died May 26, 2014, in Grass Valley, Calif. She was born in Waimea.

Condolences may be sent to Janis Marie Rawlins, 38 Riverport Circle, Sacramento, CA 95831.

She is survived by daughter, Janis Marie Rawlins of Sacramento, Calif., brothers, Gilbert (Mary Lou) Ferreira Sr. of Pearl City, Oahu, Manuel Ferreira of San Jose, Calif.; sister, Florence Anderson of Viera, Fla., three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Diane Billingsley

Diane “Kara” Dolores Billingsley, 76, of Captain Cook died May 4, 2014, at her residence. Born July 30, 1937, in San Francisco, she was a retired teacher, an author of poetry and short stories, owner and operator of Karaden Farm and Aloha Ocean Hideaway, co-founder of the Kona Crisis Center, member of Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Audubon Society and National Wildlife Foundation.

A private service was held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to PBS or Greenpeace Foundation.

She is survived by daughter, Roxanne (Isaac Dela Cruz) Locher of Captain Cook; son, Christopher (Nicole) Locher of Lexington, Mass.; sister, Joan (Ronald) Mackin of Monte Sereno, Calif.; brother, Walter (Rose) MacDonald of San Jose, Calif.; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Alice Gutmann

Alice Mildred Gutmann, 84, of Pahoa died June 2, 2014, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born March 19, 1930, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., she was a nurse at Castle Point Veterans Hospital in Duchess County, N.Y.

Private services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be made at homelanimemorialpark.com.

She is survived by sons, Tim (Ruth) Edgar of Perth, Australia, Paul (Avada) Gutmann of Sebastopol, Calif., Robert (Christine) Gutmann of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; daughters, Judith (Scott) Gaston of Pahoa, Barbara Gaston of Santa Rosa, Calif.; brother, Richard Edgar of New Paltz, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Pearl Maki

Pearl Tsuyako Maki, 91, of Kurtistown died May 25, 2014, at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Olaa, she was the owner of the former Pearl’s Anthuriums, was formerly employed by Mauna Loa Mac Nut and Volcano House and was a member of New Hope Puna.

Private services were held.

She is survived by sons, Richard (Caroline) Niimi of Mountain View, Robert (Cynthia) Niimi of Kurtistown; daughter, Pearl (Eugene) Worley of Irvine, Calif.; stepdaughters, Marlene (Melvin) Lum of Honolulu, Stella (Raymond) Miyashiro of Hilo, Erma Maki of Honolulu; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Akiko Hanano

Akiko Hanano, 87, of Waimea died May 27, 2014, at her home. Born April 1, 1927, in Honokaa, she was a retired clerk for the U.S. Postal Service and member of the Kamuela Hongwanji Mission, Kamuela American Japanese Civic Association and Kamuela Hongwanji Buddhist Women’s Association.

Friends may call at 2 p.m. June 13 at the Kamuela Hongwanji Mission for a 4 p.m. service.

She is survived by husband, Richard Hanano of Waimea; sons, Michael (Jane) Hanano and Leslie (Manu) Hanano, both of Waimea, Ricky (Sylvia) Hanano of Kona; daughter, Marvis (Michael Oldham) Hanano of Kona; sisters, Kiyome Yoshimatsu of Waimea, Rose Markey of California; brother, Kenneth Yoshimatsu of Honolulu; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.