Obituaries | 8-25-13


Larry Kimbell

Larry Kris Kimbell, 55, of Mountain View died Aug. 13, 2013, at his residence. Born in New Haven, Conn., he was a musician.

A celebration of his life will be held Aug. 25.

He is survived by mother, Pamela Kimbell of Puako; grandmother, Elaine McDavid of Texas; brothers, Mark Kimbell of Kapaau, Richard Kimbell of San Francisco, Charles Kimbell and David Kimbell both of San Diego, California; sister, Sherri Kimbell of San Francisco; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Leilehua Galvez

Leilehua Vivencia Racelis Galvez, 90, of Waikoloa, died Aug. 21, 2013, at her residence. Born Nov. 20, 1922, in Waialua, Oahu, she was a homemaker, retired secretary for the government and the Department of Education in Guam, and member of Wesley United Methodist Church and choir, Waikoloa Community Church, and WARD’S (Women’s Air Raid Defense).

Friends may call at 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at Waikoloa Community Church for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire to be worn and flowers be omitted.

She is survived by daughters, Debra (Charles) Morrison of Phoenix, Diane (John) Bobek of Waikoloa; sons, David (Lolita) Galvez of Honolulu, Dani (Eunice) Galvez of Las Vegas; hanai daughter, Michiko Tarumi of Japan; brothers, Pedro (Rose) Racelis, Jr., of Kailua-Kona, Ben (Susan) Racelis of Texas; sister, Aloha (Raymond) Carvalho of Honolulu; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Calvin Kaya

Calvin Atsushi Kaya, 68, of Hilo died Aug. 14, 2013 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born May 15, 1945, in Pepeekeo, he was a retired baker for Kalanianaole School, U.S. Army veteran, and member of Heritage Christian Fellowship.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 5 p.m. service. The family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Sheryl Kaya of Hilo; sons, Chad Kaya of Hilo, Ross (Mandy) Kaya of Wailuku, Maui, Ryan (Amber) Dawson-Kaya of Hilo, Shane (Ala DeConte) Kaya of Wailuku, Maui, Karl Sunagawa of Hilo; brother, Asami (Lei) Kaya of Hilo; sisters, Sadako Hashimoto of Torrance, Calif., Kazue (Ronald) Tsukayama of Torrance, Calif., Hiroko Gokan of Lihue, Kauai, Beatrice (Takashi) Tsutsui of Montebello, Calif.; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Melinda Olival

Melinda Lou Olival, 82, of Hilo died August 20, 2013, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born Jan. 13, 1931, in Hilo, she was retired from Queen’s Medical Center and a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Aug. 27, at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. The family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by sons, James Silva Jr., Clarence Silva, both of Honolulu; daughter, Carol Ann (Mariano) Sales of Hilo; brothers, Robert Germano of Honolulu, Harold (Margie) Germano of Hilo; sisters, Ethel (Tom) Banley of Kansas, Marie Kittrell of Massachusetts; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Clarence Ono

Clarence Joji Ono, 78, of Hilo died July 30, 2013, at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born Feb. 16, 1935, in Honolulu, he was an aeronautical engineer for Rocketdyne and proprietor of Kona Orchids.

Private services were held. The family requests no koden.

He is survived by sisters, Sylvia Harada, Florence (Richard) Nishii-Ekimoto and Barbara Sasaki, all of Honolulu, and Majorie (Yoshio) Watanabe of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews.

Fukuyo Hata

Fukuyo “Fuku” Hata, 80, of Hilo, died Aug. 11, 2013, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born Oct. 4, 1932, in Ka‘u, she was a retired Hilo Hospital nurse and member of Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission, Kapualani Kumiai, Hilo Hospital Retirees, HGEA Retirees, and Queen’s Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. Aug. 27 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 5 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and no monetary gifts.

She is survived by son, Alan (Shellea) Hata, of Hilo; daughters, Sandra Hata, of Washington, Lisa Hata, of Hilo; brother, Earl Mukai, of Keaau; sisters, Lorraine (Herbert) Sueoka, of Honolulu, Hiroko Kujubu, of Hilo, Jane Hurtle, of Kailua, Oahu, Frances (Arthur) Fernandez, of California, Sarah Bernabe, of Honolulu; one grandson, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elsie Bredo

Elsie Mary Bredo, 83, of Waikoloa, Hawaii died Aug. 16, 2013. Born March 25, 1930, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, she was as a teacher’s aide and PSAP in elementary education and member of Kilohana United Methodist Church in Niu Valley, Oahu.

Private services planned.

She is survived by son, John (Barbara) Bredo of Edmonton, Alberta; daughter, Susan Bredo of Waikoloa; brother, John (Elsie) Hrynchuk of Kelowna, British Columbia; sisters, Doreen (Barry) Lohmon of Parksville, British Columbia, and Marie (Mike) Sumner of Regina, Saskatchewan; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

Masuki Imai

Masuki “Billy” Imai, 96, of Honokaa died Aug. 6, 2013, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Haina, he was a retired supervisor for the former Honokaa Sugar Co. and member of Honokaa Hongwanji Mission.

Private services were held.

He is survived by daughter, Karen (Stacey) Takaki of Honokaa; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Martin Carvalho

Martin Carvalho, 65, of Kealakekua died Aug. 18, 2013, at his residence. Born Sept. 19, 1947, in Kohala, he was a carpenter, coffee farmer and construction laborer.

Private services will be held; scattering of ashes to follow. For more information call Ruby 640-8251 or Bella 328-2070.

He is survived by son, Martin (Lani) Carvalho Jr., of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Michele Carvalho of Kealakehe; brother, Ernest Caravalho of Ocean View; sisters, Isabel (George) Gomes of Honaunau, Ruby (Melvin) Gacusana of Hilo, Jennifer (Lynn) Beaudet of Ocean View and Doris Matias of Captain Cook; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shirley Moore

Shirley “Shirl” Jean Moore, 78, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 13, 2013, at Kona Community Hospital. Born May 2, 1935, in Gary, Ind., she was a retired chief financial officer of DME Inc.

Private services were held.

She is survived by husband, Dale Moore of Kailua-Kona; sons, Michael (Julie) Moore of Yorba Linda, Calif., Steve (Debbie) Moore of San Clemente, Calif.; daughters, Susan (Jim) Lowe of Seal Beach, Calif., Teri (Dave) Hall of Danville, Calif., Shelley (Mike Wittels) Gibson of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; sister, Sue Campagnoni of Cypress, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.