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Obituaries: 9-24-17

September 24, 2017 - 12:05am

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Roland Shimaoka

Roland “Pops” Lolani Shimaoka, Sr. 84, of Hilo died Sept. 9, 2017, at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired warehouse foreman for the frozen food division at Suisan and a member of Ka Uhane Hemolele O Ka Malamalama.

Friends may call 9–11 a.m. Sept. 29, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel for an 11 a.m. funeral service. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

He is survived by daughters, Joey (Paul) Lee of Hilo, Stephanie (Moe) Bello of Keaau; son, Roland (Pingo) Shimaoka, Jr. of Honomu; brother, Walter Shimaoka of Hilo; sisters, Margie (Melvin) Malczon of Honolulu, Martha Kuulei Sarme of Kona; one sister-in-law; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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