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Obituaries: 7-27-17

July 27, 2017 - 12:05am

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Isabelle Gomera

Isabelle Yvonne Hilua Gomera, 73, of Paauilo, died July 5, 2017, at her residence. Born April 26, 1944, in Kukaiau, she was a retired food and beverage supervisor and a hostess for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Kohala Coast.

Friends may call from 8-10 a.m. July 29 for a 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Casual attire.

She is survived by husband, Lucino Salboro Gomera, Sr. of Paauilo; daughters, Stephanie Echavez of Florida, Katherine (Wendell) Paiva of Paauhau and Rochelle (Bryan) Hunt of Honokaa; sons, Lucino (Lisa) Gomera, Jr. of Kona, Brendan (Jamee) Gomera of Waimea, and Darren Gomera of Paauilo; brother, Emiliano Hilua of Arizona; sisters, Geraldine (Guy) Kishinami of Seattle, and Marcella (Shannon) Ah Hee of Waikoloa; sisters in-law; brothers in-law; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robert Gomes, Sr

Robert “Bobby” George Gomes, Sr., 81, of Hilo and formerly of Pahala; died Saturday, July 1, 2017, at his home. Born on March 5, 1936, in Kona, he was a retired police sergeant, retired reserve police officer and a police commissioner for the Hawaii County Police Department.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. July 29 for a 10 a.m. service at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Pahala. Casual attire and no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Phoebe Gomes of Hilo; daughter, Celeste (Calvin) Fukuhara of Hilo; sons, Robert, Jr. (Donna Mae) Gomes of Hilo, Jeffrey (Wendy) Gomes of Hilo and Robin (Mari) Gomes of Honolulu; brother, Henry (Linda) Gomes of California; sister, Thomasina Gomes Foglioni of California; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo Branch.

Stella Soltysik

Stella Irene Soltysik, 104, of Kailua-Kona, died July 19, 2017, at her residence. Born April 23, 1913, in Warsaw, Poland, she was a bookkeeper and artist. She was president of a Southern California Art Guild.

A graveside service and burial will be held at noon July 29 at Alae Cemetery in Hilo.

She is survived by her niece, Cynthia (William) Shade of Kailua-Kona; and a grandniece and grandnephew.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona

Kazumasa Taira

Kazumasa “Mac” Taira, 92, of Hilo, died July 12, 2017, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Wailea, he was a retired plumbing supervisor from the Department of Accounting and General Services.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. July 29 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and no monetary gifts or flowers.

He is survived by sons, Edwin (Susan) Taira, Harvey Taira, both of Hilo; daughters, Kathleen (Charles Kuehu) Taira of Honolulu, Jere (Rick) Shimomura of Maui; brother, Gary (Jane) Taira of California; sisters, Janet Shimabukuro of Virginia, Sueko Hasama of Honolulu; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Asako Nakamura

Asako “Lorraine” Nakamura, 86, of Hilo died July 11, 2017, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa, she was a retired sales clerk for the former Robert’s Bakery and Ebesu’s Florist and a member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin.

Friends may call 8–9 a.m. July 30 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; memorial service at 9. Casual attire. She is survived by husband, Ichiro “Bobby” Nakamura of Hilo; sons, Bobby (Barbie) Nakamura of Kona, Bruce (Leslie) Nakamura of Kona; daughters, Lorna (Willy) Misech of Hilo, Marsha (Walter) Nagai of Orchidland, Debra (Kevan) Tomono of Hilo, Yvonne Santos of Hilo; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Daniel Miller

Daniel Benjamin Miller, 35, of Kailua-Kona, died July 12, 2017, at the Kona Community Hospital. Born Jan. 7, 1982, in Fairbanks, Alaska, he was a certified mechanic.

Private services.

He is survived by his son, Logan Miller of Washington; daughters, Amanda Phipps of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Areirs Miller of Kailua-Kona; fianceé, Katelyn Forsdal-Watkins of Kailua-Kona; parents, Douglas and Sue Miller of Kailua-Kona; maternal grandmother, Grace Logan of Big Lake, Alaska; brother, Jon Miller of Kona; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona

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