Obituaries 9-24-13


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Grace Carter

Grace Correa Carter, 96, of Hilo, died Sept. 13, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born May 30, 1917, in Hilo, she was a housewife, a catechism teacher and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha, Alahui Kaahumanu and Puueo Kumiai.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Sept. 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for a 10 a.m. celebration of life and a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial will be at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

She is survived by sons, David (Bernie Gomes) Carter of Kona, Morty (Gayle) Carter of Hilo; brother, James Correa of Hilo; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Beatrice Sugai

Beatrice Ann “Annie” Sugai, 89, of Keaukaha died Sept. 10, 2013, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born Dec. 16, 1923, in Napoopoo, she was retired from Hawaiian Linen Supply and member of Ke Kilohana O Ka Malamalama, Hawaiian Bowling League and Hilo High School Bowling Boosters.

Friends may call at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 7 p.m. service. Committal service will be held at noon Sept. 27 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by sons, Larry (Sharon) Victorino Sr. of Hilo, Steven Sugai and Stanley Sugai, both of Las Vegas; daughters, Elsie (Walter) Yim of Kona, Sharon (Sheldon) Midallia of Keaukaha, Charlotte Davis of Hilo; hanai sons, Francis (Pat) Harris of Hilo, Richard (Kaipo) Harris and Chris (Maile) Harris, both of Keaukaha; hanai daughters, Winona (Jordan) Hai-Kelly of Kalapana, Roxanne Costa of Hilo, Le (Paul) Schumaker of Keaau, Crystal (Elroy) Toribio of Pahoa, Lakisha-Kyrie Victorino-Hose of Keaukaha; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eldridge Foronda

Eldridge Ulivas Foronda, 92, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 1, 2013, at Queen’s Medical Center. Born April 9, 1931, in Buguey Cagayan, Philippines, he was a maintenance worker at Royal Kona Resort, a real estate agent, past president of the Ilocano Club of Hawaii, past president of the Filipino Organization of Kona and member of Kona Lions Club and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Sept. 27 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Family requests casual attire be worn. Flowers are welcome.

He is survived by wife, Lourdes Foronda of Kailua-Kona; son, Eldridge Foronda of Los Angeles; daughters, Anna Ashmall of Los Angeles, Claude (Allen) Knight of San Francisco; hanai son, Mel Bangasang of Honolulu; three grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gordon Kamauoha

Gordon Wayne Kamauoha, 56, of Hilo died Sept. 19, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1373 Kilauea Ave. in Hilo, for a 10 a.m. service. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at Homelani Memorial Park.

He is survived by wife, Helen Kamauoha of Hilo; sons, Herman (Amanda) Kanahele of California, Gordon (Tienna) Kamauoha Jr. of Kauai, John Rhea (Becca) Kamauoha of Utah; daughters, Lea Kamauoha, and Raven Kamauoha, both of Hilo; sisters, Ella Williams of Aiea, Wilma (Alapati) Schwenke of Utah; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.

Kwai Lee

Kwai Wah Lee, 86, of Keaukaha died Aug. 25, 2013, at his home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired foreman at the former Wailoa Tire & Recapping Co., a dispatcher/safety representative at the former HT & T Trucking Co., former president of Keaukaha Community Association, member of the Kaloko-Honokohau Study Advisory Commission and Haili Congregational Church and Kuhio Chapel and a historian of Ahahui O Opukahaia.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Sept. 27 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 7 p.m. service. Friends may also call at 8 a.m. Sept. 28 at Haili Congregational Church for a 10 a.m. service. Burial follows at 1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Family requests aloha attire be worn.

He is survived by son, Darren (Cynthia) Lee of Hilo; daughters, Deborah (Daniel Kihe) Lee of Hilo, Drusilla (Karl) Johsens of Santa Cruz, Calif., Derede (Kevin) Kimata of Honolulu, Denby (Gerald) Toci of Hawaiian Acres; brother, Kin (Florence) Lee of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Miu Matsumura of Hilo, Miu (Billy) Sibayton of Keaau; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Daniel Victorino Jr.

Daniel “Tani” Victorino Jr., 85, of Hilo died Sept. 6, 2013, at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Kurtistown, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the former Puna Sugar Co. and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo.

Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at St. Joseph Catholic Church for a 10:30 a.m. Mass. Burial follows at Homelani Memorial Park. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by companion, Ethel Souza of Hilo; brothers, Edward (Espy) Victorino of El Paso, Texas, Theodore (Doris) Victorino of Keaau, Belden Paige of Kona; sisters, Alice Flores of Honolulu, Loretta (Kaname) Sumiki of Hilo, Irene Mitchell of San Diego; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Russell Batalona

Russell Batalona, 50, of Paauilo died Sept. 12, 2013, at his residence. Born March 21, 1963, in Honokaa, he was a security guard for the state government and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa Ward, for an 11 a.m. service. Burial will be at Kukuihalele County Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by wife, Monalisa Batalona of Paauilo; sons, Kalio (Leslie) Shiroma of Laupahoehoe, Russell Andaya-Batalona of Oahu, George Shiroma and Izaiah Batalona, both of Paauilo; daughters, Kirstie Shiroma of Hilo, Chelsey Andaya-Batalona of Maui, Anna Batalona of Paauilo; mother, Pearl Batalona of Honokaa; father, Jacob Batalona of Honokaa; sisters, Lucy (Robert) Revilla of Las Vegas, Doralynn (Michael) Batalona of Honokaa; brothers, Jacob Batalona Jr. of Oahu, Adley Batalona of Colorado; two granddaughters; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John Ching

John Yin Wo Ching, 74, of Hawi died Sept. 15, 2013, at his residence. Born in Kohala, he was a certified welder, heavy equipment operator, rancher, member of the Iron Workers Union Local 625 and a Navy veteran.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at Kahua Ranch Paniolo Lanai for an 11 a.m. service. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Loose flowers and lei are welcome.

He is survived by wife, Patsy Ching; daughter, Johnelle (Godfrey) Kainoa; sons, Wallace (Judy) Ching and Shane (Lyanne) Ching, both of Kohala; sister, Ruth of Honolulu; brothers, Wilfred Ching and William Ching, both of Honolulu, Gilbert (Carolan) Ching of Kona; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandsons; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Marilyn Moser

Marilyn Judith Espiritu Moser, 68, of Hoapuloa, South Kona, Hawaii, died Sept. 17, 2013, at her residence. Born April 13, 1945, in Pahala, she was an inventory control manager at Kmart and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ka‘u Ward.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ka‘u Ward in Naalehu for an 11 a.m. service. Burial follows in the Naalehu County Cemetery. Family requests casual attire be worn. Flowers are welcome.

She is survived by husband, Dee Moser of Hoapuloa, South Kona; sons, Calvert Madriaga of Captain Cook, Scott (Kimberly) West of Iowa, Brock (Carrie) Madriaga and Todd Moser, both of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Kathy (Brian) Baxter of Ocean View, Heather (Mervin) Naboa of Naalehu; several brothers and sisters; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary

Larry Tanabe

Larry Isao Tanabe, 67, of Hilo died Sept. 15, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Sept. 20, 1945, in Honolulu, he was a retired clerk for the Hilo Post Office and member of Waiakea Uka Bible Church.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 10:30 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Karen Tanabe of Hilo; sons, Lyle Tanabe and Dane Tanabe, both of Hilo; brothers, George Tanabe of San Diego, Melvyn (Marilyn) Tanabe of Kona, Alan (Penne) Tanabe of Hilo; sister, Donna Tanabe of Honolulu; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dino Capello

Dino Garza Capello, 54, of Mountain View died Aug. 7, 2013, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Texas, he was a farmer.

Private services will be held.

He is survived by wife, Raynette Capello of Mountain View; sons, Daylan Capello of Hilo, Dino Capello of Michigan; daughters, Dayna (Lee) Limatoc of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Dayandra (Jasper) Nagun of Wailuku, Maui, Dina (Aarik) Kimberlin of Michigan; mother, Guadalupe Valencia of Michigan; brother, Rodrigo (Leana) Gonzalez of the mainland, Norman Capello of Michigan; sisters, Linda (Jose) Borrego and Maria (Heriberto) Gazca, both of Michigan; eight grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Laurel Tisdel Jr.

Laurel “Russ” Russell Tisdel Jr., 70, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 3, 2013, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Aug. 21, 1943, in Seattle, he was a retired chief engineer for Crawley Marine and member of Inland Boaters Union.

Private services will be held.

He is survived by daughter, Jenny (Shawn) Ransome of Convington, Wash.; sister, Vicki Tisdel of Sedro Woolley, Wash.; one grandson; one granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.