Obituaries | 8-30-13


William Loeffler Jr.

William “Bud” Sherwood Loeffler Jr., 82, of Hilo died Aug. 14, 2013 at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired police officer and former liquor inspector for Hawaii County and a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War.

A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

He is survived by sons, William (Carolyn) Loeffler, of Hilo, Lee (Shirley) Loeffler, of Hilo, Daniel (Jennifer) Loeffler, of Hilo; daughter, Kathi (John) Turner, of Maple Valley, Wash.; sisters, Leatrice Mahuna, of South Point, Edna Mendonca, of Kohala; brother, Kenneth Loeffler, of Hilo; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Thang Nguyen

Thang Quoc Nguyen, 57, of Pepeekeo, died Aug. 8, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Dec. 17, 1955, in Vietnam, he was a ginger and potato farmer.

No service times were provided.

He is survived by wife, Thuy Nguyen, of Pepeekeo; daughter, Thu Nguyen, of Texas; sons, Dung Nguyen, of Hawaii, Tuong Nguyen, of Hawaii, Tuan Nguyen, of Texas and Trieu Nguyen, of Vietnam.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joseph Kamoku Jr.

Joseph “Tut” Keheana Kamoku Jr., 57, of Kailua-Kona died July 22, 2013, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Oct. 17, 1955, in Kealakekua, he was a musical entertainer with Aloha Aina.

Friends may call at 2 p.m. Sept. 1 at Kahaluu Beach Park’s large pavilion for a celebration of his life. The family requests casual attire be worn. Loose flowers are welcome.

He is survived by companion, Joannavi Medeiros, of Kailua-Kona; sister, Gwen (Jim) Garber, of Kailua-Kona; brother, Paul Kamoku, of Kailua-Kona; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Chiso Tatsutani

Chiso Tatsutani, 72, of Pepeekeo, died at Hilo Medical Center Aug. 2, 2013. Born in Hakalau, he was a retired carpenter with L.M. Builders.

Private services were held. The family requests monetary donations be omitted.

He is survived by brother, Lionel (Elaine) Tatsutani, of Kona; sisters, Jane (Satoshi) Ota, of Hilo, Jean Tatsutani, of Honolulu; stepson, Phillip Johnson, of Texas; stepdaughters, Sue Johnson, of Oregon, Lynn (Jon) Bozek, of Mississippi, Elaine Brinkman, of Oregon, Linda Johnson, of Oregon, Rebecca (James) Trump, of Oregon; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.