Obituaries | 8-28-13


Julia Toledo

Julia “Mrs. T” Rapoza Toledo, 89, of Ninole died Aug. 23, 2013, at a residence. Born Nov. 14, 1923, in Captain Cook, she was a homemaker and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. Aug. 31 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou for memorial services. The family requests casual attire be worn. In lieu of flowers or monetary gifts, donations may be made to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. An urn committal will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 3 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1.

She is survived by daughter, Juliet Perreira of Honokaa; sons, Richard (Joan) Toledo Jr. and Roger (Elizabeth) Toledo of Hilo; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kimie Masuda

Kimie “Kay” Masuda, 90, of Captain Cook died Aug. 9, 2013, at Life Care Center of Kona. Born March 23, 1923, in Holualoa, she was the succeeding owner of the former Kamei Laundry. She was a member of Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission, Akitsu Kumiai, Kona Fukuoka Kenjin Kai, Kumamoto Kenjin Kai and Kona Regional Senior Citizens.

Friends may call at 3 p.m. Aug. 31 at Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo for a 4 p.m. memorial service. The family requests casual attire be worn and flowers be omitted.

She is survived by daughters, June (Ernest) Fujikawa of Kealakekua, Lynnette (Richard) Masuda of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters, Betty Shiraki of Captain Cook, Yoshie Hale of Seal Beach, Calif., Jane (Richard) Kunitomo of Captain Cook, Millicent (Roy) Tanoue of Arcadia, Calif.; brother, Lawrence (Dolly) Kamei of Huntington Beach, Calif.; hanai sister, Kazuko (Sanji) Matsumoto of Keopu; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

George Keaweamahi

George Keaweamahi, 66, of Honolulu, died Aug. 2, 2013. Born in Honolulu, he retired as a stock room manager.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Aug. 31 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home in Hilo where a 10 a.m. service will be held.

He is survived by wife, Liena Keaweamahi of Honolulu; son, Georgeton Keaweamahi of Honolulu; stepson Jessie Delmar of Honolulu, Douglas (Tanya) Delmar of Honolulu, Charles Aiona of Hilo; daughter Mary Keaweamahi of Marshall Island; stepdaughter Mokihana (Marcus) Perry of Honolulu; brother Esperillio (Andy Aecker) Samson of Honolulu; sisters Yvonne (Leroy Kahu) Samson of Hilo, Joanne (John) De Leon of Kona; one grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home in Hilo.

Evelyn Hui

Evelyn Kalani Hui, 73, of Waimea died July 30, 2013, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born January 21, 1940 in North Kohala, she was a retired pantry/food prep cook for Mauna Lani Bay Resort and Bungalows, the Mauna Lani Orchid and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

A celebration of life will be held 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Spencer Beach Park pavilion. The family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by daughters, Bernette (John) Collo of Waimea, Camilla Mahuna of Waimea, Dorothy (Gary) Souza of Kawaihae; son, Campbell Hui Jr. of Waimea; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Tai Young Chung

Tai Young Chung, 83, of Hilo, died Aug. 5, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born June 6, 1930, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, was a business owner and a retired engineer for the county Department of Water Supply.

Private services were held.

He is survived by wife, Myrtle Chung; daughter, Siara (Roger) Acdal; sister, Ruth (Haruo) Shigezawa; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yoshikazu Yamasaki

Yoshikazu “Ally” Yamasaki, 88, of Pepeekeo, died Aug. 9, 2013, at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born April 4, 1925, in Hilo, he was a retired cane truck driver at Mauna Kea Sugar Co. and a member of the Honomu Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.

Private services were held. The family requests no flowers or monetary offerings.

He is survived by brothers, Roger (Margaret) Yamasaki of Kaneohe and Harry (Rosita) Yamasaki of Pepeekeo; sisters, Mutsue Okahara of Hilo, Alice Hayashi of Honolulu, and Yoshie (Henry) Aoki of Cerritos, Calif.; numerous nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Adriaan van Sluis

Adriaan van Sluis, 99, of Kawaihae died July 13, 2013, at his home. Born April 25, 1914, in Salatiga, Indonesia, he was a retired engineer and designed bridges in the Indonesian islands. He served with the allied forces in World War II and was interred for six years.

Private services were held.

He is survived by wife, Sonya van Sluis of Kawaihae; sons, Robert (Gail Armand) van Sluis of Kawaihae, Jeffrey (Sharon) Van Sluis of Rancho Santa Margarita, David (Priscilla) Van Sluis of Vancouver, Wash., Mona (Frank) Kennedy of Syracuse, N.Y., Nancy (Jeff) Womack of Las Vegas, 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Mary Miguel

Mary Fe Menor Miguel, 46, of Kahului died Aug. 23, 2013. Born March 23, 1967, in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a beverage cashier at Zippy’s Restaurant in Kahului, Maui.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. Sept. 1 at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary for a 5 p.m. service. Cremation to follow with urn burial on the Big Island at a later date. For online condolences, go to ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

She is survived by son, Medel Santiago Jr.; father, Victor (Debra) Miguel; mother, Emerita Pagador; stepfather, Bernardo Pader; grandmother, Juanita Miguel; aunts, Norma (Maxi) Ventura, Estrella (Ben) Fernandez, Aurora Varios, Lydia (Robert) Smith, and Jose (Leslie) Miguel.