Obituaries | 8-29-14


Yolanda Kaleohano

Yolanda “Koko” Leinaala Kaleohano, 58, of Hookena died July 25, 2014, at Kona Community Hospital. Born March 10, 1956, in North Kona, she was a housekeeper at Uncle Billy’s Hotel in Kailua-Kona.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30 at the family’s residence at Kealia Beach for a service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, Richard Kaleohano Sr. of Hookena; sons, Kevin (Frannie) Agliam of Waipahu, Oahu, Francis Silva of Oahu, Frank (Brandy Boulby) Silva of Arkansas; brothers, Greg (Joanne Bright) Agliam, Darrell (Evelyn) Agliam, all of Hilo, Ronald (Trisha Savella) Nahakuelua of Pahoa, Royden (Pilialoha) Agliam of Eden Rock, Terrance (Corrine Moses) Agliam of Pahoa; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary

Josephine Guerpo

A survivor was omitted from Josephine Guerpo’s obituary in Tuesday’s edition because the information was not supplied by the mortuary. She is also survived by her husband, Florencio Guerpo of Honokaa.

Donald Rouse

Donald “Mont” Lemont Rouse, 69, of Prineville, Oregon died August 22, 2014, at his home. Born Dec. 8, 1944, in San Jose, Calif., he was a commercial beekeeper, an orchard farmer and he worked on the ski patrol in Squaw Valley, Calif.

A service will be held in Portland, Oregon.

He is survived by his wife, Jessica Guardia; brother, Gus Rouse of Captain Cook; sisters, Shiela Derr, Jane Modar; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Juniper Ridge Funeral Home in Prineville, Oregon.

Harry Yamasaki

Harry Tomoki Yamasaki, 77, of Pepeekeo died Aug. 18, 2014, at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born Aug. 21, 1936, in Hilo, he was a retired custodian for Kalanianaole Elementary and Intermediate schools and formerly worked for Holmes &Narver. He was also a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou.

Private services were held.

He is survived by wife, Rosita Yamasaki of Pepeekeo; daughters, Michelle (Wesley Isabel) Yamasaki of Pepeekeo, Gail Yamasaki of Washington; son, Clyde Yamasaki of Pepeekeo; sisters, Mutsue Okahara of Hilo, Alice Hayashi of Honolulu, Yoshie (Henry) Aoki of California; brother, Roger (Margaret) Yamasaki of Honolulu; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Barbara Currier

Barbara Anne Currier, 79, of Captain Cook died July 27, 2014, at her home. Born July 28, 1935, in Oakland, Calif., she was a homemaker.

No services will be held.

She is survived by husband, James Currier of Captain Cook; sons, Robert Currier of Captain Cook, Michael (Deborah) Currier of Los Gatos, Calif.; brother, Michael (Barbara) Edwards of Stockton, Calif., six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yoichi Nagao

Yoichi “Blackie” Nagao, 87, of Hilo died July 23, 2014, at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama facility. Born May 15, 1927, in Hilo, he was a retired office machine repairman.

Private services were held. Family requests flowers and monetary gifts be omitted.

He is survived by sister, Harue (Ichio) Nouchi of Chula Vista, Calif.; numerous nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sadako Kodani

Sadako Kodani, 88, of Hilo died Aug. 16, 2014, at her residence. Born in Hilo, she was the retired co-proprietor of Kodani Florist. She was a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Buddhist Women’s Association and Hilo Hoyukai.

Private services were held. Family requests monetary offerings be omitted.

She is survived by daughters, Katherine (Charles) Webster of Hilo, Cheryl (Leonard) Torricer of Kailua-Kona; sons, Richard Kodani of Hilo, Leslie (Widi) Kodani of Honolulu; sisters, Fukuyo Yamada of Kahului, Maui, Yoshiko Nabara of Hilo, Marion Lovings of Pearl City, Oahu; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Caroline Fichera

Caroline Gloria Rapozo Fichera, 85, of Honokaa died Aug. 22, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Jan. 20, 1929, in Kalopa, she worked at Trader Dick’s and Orozko Restaurants at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Reno, Nev.

No services will be held.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews in Hawaii and Oregon; hanai families and friends in Reno, Nev. and Hawaii.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.