Obituaries 6-19-13


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Ernestine Coito

Ernestine Jean Lee Coito, 36, of Honokaa died June 5, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born June 21, 1976, in Hilo, she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Honokaa Ward).

Friends may call at 8 a.m. June 22 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Honokaa Ward) for an 11 a.m. service. Interment will take place at a later date. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by daugh-ter, Shaneece Nobriga of Honokaa; son, Kristopher Nobriga of Honokaa; parents, Patrick and Barbara Coito of Honokaa; sisters, Darde (Darren) Gamayo of Honokaa, Anna (James) Anderson of Tokeland, Wash.; brother, Patrick Coito Jr. of Honokaa; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ellen Fujimoto

Ellen Akiko Fujimoto, 67, of Ninole died June 15, 2013, at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired registered nurse for Dr. Djon Indra Lim and member of Honohina Hongwanji Mission, Kakaako Tenrikyo, Hui Okinawa, Hui Uruma, Big Island Auto Club and Hospice of Hilo.

Friends may call at 3 p.m. June 22 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 4 p.m. service. Cremation follows. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, Kiyoshi Fujimoto of Ninole; sons, Scott (Robin) Fujimoto of Dayton, Ohio, Aaron (Sharla-Ann) Fujimoto of Kona; mother, Yoshiko Yoza of Honolulu; brother, Gerald Yoza of Maui; sister, Judith (Dr. Gary) Okamoto of Honolulu; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Clyde Neill

Clyde L. Neill, 92, of Keaau died June 11, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Monongahela, Pa., he was a member of the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Friends may call at 3 p.m. June 22 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hawaiian Paradise Park, Keaau, for a service.

He is survived by wife, Ann Neill of Keaau; sons, Steven (Karen) Neill of Kapoho, John (Jeanene) Neill of Idaho; daughter, Jeanne Collier of Keaau; brother, Hudson (Patricia) Neill of California; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Leon Farris

Leon “Buck” Farris, 83, of Kailua-Kona died May 15, 2013, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Oct. 27, 1929, in Lamb County, Texas, he was an electrical contractor and owner of Buck’s Electric LLC, a Navy veteran and member of the Elks Club, California Lions Club, Kona Outdoor Circle, Makalei Men’s Golf Club, Kahaluu Kumiai and Kumamoto Kenjin Kai.

Friends may call at noon July 13 at Cornerstone Christian Church on Kealakaa Street in Kailua-Kona for a 1 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Millie Farris of Kailua-Kona; son, Steven (Debbie) Farris of Grants Pass, Ore.; daughter, Cindy Farris of Roseville, Calif.; stepson, Craig (Magaly) Horie of Chandler, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Tanya (Brian) Yamada of Las Vegas; sisters, Bettie Smith of Placerville, Calif., Luwanda Dodson of San Diego, Janelle (Weldon) Smith of Waterford, Calif.; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; seven stepgrandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.