Obituaries | Sept. 4, 2013


Jorge Llantero

Jorge Agnes Llantero, 72, of Hilo, died Aug. 23, 2013, at his home. Born April 23, 1941, in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired carpenter for the former Hilo Coast Processing Company and a former supervisor for S & L Farms. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 5 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo with a 10 a.m. funeral Mass. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section K. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Mary Llantero, of Hilo; daughters, Geomar Llantero, of Benicia, Calif., and Norma (Sheldon) Ishii, of Mountain View; son, Kennixhower (Jasmine) Llantero, of Hilo; brothers, Tranquilino (Nenita) Llantero, of Keaau and Primo Llantero, of Vallejo, Calif.; sisters, Pilar Ucol, of Keaau, Visitacion (Clemente) Monibog, of Waipahu, Oahu and Emerenciana (Andres) Tamayo, of Hilo; six grandsons; four great-grandchildren, one uncle, one aunt, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.

Lillian Low

Lillian Toledo Pacheco Low, 76, of Hilo died Aug. 25, 2013, at Queen’s Medical Center. Born June 3, 1937, in Hilo, she was a retired state of Hawaii employee and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Sept. 5 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for a 10:30 a.m. Mass. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, section 7. Family requests casual attire be worn. Flowers are welcome.

She is survived by sons, Gary Pacheco and Russell Pacheco, of Hilo; daughter, Earlene Diego, of Hilo; stepchildren, Clerilene Mitchell and Clebertan Mitchell, of Hilo; sister, Bertha (Lilo) Gualderama, of Manteca, Calif.; nine grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Richard Yoshida

Richard Kazuto Yoshida, 88, of Keaau, died July 21, 2013, at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born July 4, 1925, in Hanapepe, Kauai, he was retired from Japan Airlines and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Friends may call at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl for an urn committal service. Family requests casual attire be worn and flowers be omitted.

He is survived by sons, Dennis (Marlene) Yoshida, of Keaau, Glenn (Charleen) Yoshida, of Mililani, Oahu; daughters, Jean Youn, of Honolulu, Janice (Gordon) Arakaki, Karen (Mark) Loo, both of San Mateo, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robert Correa

Robert “Rabbit” Henry Correa, 62, of Hilo died Aug. 18, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born April 28, 1951, in Honolulu, he was a construction worker.

Friends may at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at Thy Word Ministries in Hilo for a 10 a.m. service. A potluck luncheon will follow. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Sonia Correa, of Hilo; daughters, Paula Correa, of Honolulu, Rayna Correa, of Honolulu, Shawna Aquino, of Honolulu, Selina Custodio, of Honolulu; sons, Jorden Afoa, of Honolulu, Henry Correa-Young, of Honolulu; mother, Barbara Correa, of Honolulu; sisters, Alma Enos, of Honolulu, Debra Paishon, of Honolulu; brothers, Cory Correa, of Honolulu, Gary Correa, of Honolulu, Henry Correa, of Fla.; 22 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yoso Ishizu

Yoso Ishizu, 80, of Papaaloa died Aug. 22, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Jan. 8, 1933, in Papaaloa, he was a retired welder at the former Hamakua Sugar Company. He was a member of Papaaloa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.

Friends may call at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo for a 4 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Jean Ishizu, of Papaaloa; sons, Jack (Susan) Ishizu, of Honolulu and Roy Ishizu, of Papaaloa; daughter, Kay (Glenn) Hada, of Honolulu; brother, Mitsuo (Mildred) Ishizu, of Honolulu; four grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.

Valentina Mahuna

Valentina “Tina” Mahuna, 86, of Waimea died Aug. 29, 2013, at her residence. Born Oct. 5, 1926, in Laupahoehoe, she was a retired cook at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and an employee of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Waimea. She was a member of Alu Like.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Sept. 7 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa for a 10 a.m. Mass. The family requests casual attire be worn and flowers are welcome. Burial to follow at Kukaiau County Cemetery.

She is survived by son, Calvert Mahuna, of Waimea; daughters, Valarie Santos, of Reno, Nev., and Iris (Wayne) Boteilho, of Paauilo; hanai son, Bert (Carol) Imada, of Honokaa; hanai daughter, Violet Nobriga, of Kalopa; 20 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Ruth Navalta, Lucy (David) Meyer and Ruby, of Hilo, Mary Alfiler, of Paauilo, Beatrice (Sonny) Narte, of Calif.; brother, Thomas Ynigues, of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dixeen Sakamoto

Dixeen “Dixie” Leiko Sakamoto, 60, of Hilo died Aug. 15, 2013, at her residence. Born Aug. 1, 1953, in Hilo, she was a maintenance worker at University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by son, Scott (Candice) Sakamoto of Hilo; daughter, Kimberly (Richard) Taga, of Waimea; mother, Joyce Shimabukuro, of Papaikou; sister, Sharon Shimabukuro, of Papaikou; brother, Myles Shimabukuro, of Aiea; three grandchildren; numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.

Sharyn Masukawa

Sharyn Shizuko Masukawa, 85, of Hilo, died Aug. 29, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born July 27, 1928, in Hilo, she was a retired account clerk for Nick’s Garage.

Friends may call at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at New Hope Christian Fellowship in Kupulau for a 3 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and flowers be omitted.

She is survived by daughters, Lenora (Wayne) Matsuda, of Hilo, and Roxane (Anthony Jr.) Rodrigues, of Hilo; sons, Keith Masukawa, of Kona, and Duane Masukawa, of Hilo; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Manuel Ternura

Manuel “Manny” Ancheta Ternura Jr., 61, of Waimea, died Aug. 22, 2013, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born May 21, 1952, in Gattaran, Cagayan, Philippines, he was a laundry sorter at Hilton Waikoloa Village.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at St. James Episcopal Church in Waimea for a 6 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and flowers are welcome.

He is survived by wife, Imelda Ternura, of Waimea; daughter, Princess Rafol, of Hilo; numerous sisters and brothers, of the Philippines.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo Branch.

Matilde Corpuz

Matilde Medrano Corpuz, 70, of Kona died Aug. 28, 2013, at Kona Community Hospital. Born in the Philippines, she was a retired food handler at McDonald’s in Kona.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Kailua-Kona for a 9 a.m. service. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Cemetery in Hilo.

She is survived by husband, Aquilino Corpuz Sr., of Kailua-Kona; son, Leo (Leonila) Ibasco, of Hong Kong; stepsons, Aquilino (Rose Marie) Corpuz Jr., of the Philippines; Rolando (Elda) Corpuz, of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Maty Ibasco, of Canada; stepdaughters, Fellie (Danny) Albano, of Keaau, Elsa (Rey) Oriarte, of the Philippines, Evelyn (Jose) Remelb, of Keaau; brothers, Apolinario Medrano, of Waianae, Arnolfo (Anselma) Medrano, of the Phillipines, Ricardo Medrano, of Waianae; 22 grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.