Obituaries | 8-23-13


William Takata

William Haruo Takata, 84, of Hilo, died July 23, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he worked at the former Hakalau Plantation, a Korean War U.S. Army and former employee of E.E. Black Construction, the former I. Kitagawa & Co., Bert’s Autobody, and the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and KTA Superstores.

Friends may call at 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 4 p.m. service. The family requests casual attire be worn and that flowers be omitted.

He is survived by stepson, Wayne Wagatsuma of Hilo; brother, Howard Takata of Gardena, Calif.; sister, Janet Van Cleef of Long Beach, Calif.; one grandson, one granddaughter, five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marshall Okuno

Marshall Sadao Okuno, 60, of Hilo, died Aug. 5, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Sept. 17, 1952, in Hilo, he was a wastewater operations supervisor with Hawaii County’s Department of Environmental Management and member of Piihonua Community Association and Big Island Golf Club.

Friends may call at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 4 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by son, Matt Okuno, of Hilo; mother, Amy Okuno, of Kealakekua; sister, Marleen Okuno, of Kealakekua; companion, Debbie Takehiro Ombac, of Hilo; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Enid Scratch

Enid Annie Scratch, 99, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 18, 2013. Born Feb. 23, 1914, in Wales, U.K., she was a missionary for YWAM/University of the Nations, and member of the Central Kona Union Church.

Friends may call at 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Chapel at Palm Terrace of A Hui Hou Crematory and Funeral Home for a service. Friends may also call at 6:30 p.m. at the University of the Nations Ohana Court for a service. She will be buried at the Central Kona Union Church Cemetery in Kealakekua.

She is survived by daughter, Darlene (Loren) Cunningham of Kailua-Kona; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory and Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Irene Van Hook

Irene Helen Van Hook, 88, of Waikoloa, died Aug. 15, 2013, at her residence. Born Oct. 29, 1924 in St. Paul, Minn., she was a retired savings and loan officer and member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Aug. 25 at Kona Christian Fellowship in Kailua-Kona for a service. A potluck will follow.

She is survived by daughter, Barbara Roesch of Waikoloa; great-grandsons, Dylan Brezil, Evan Brezil and Lucian Brezil all of Portland, Ore.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.