Obituaries | 12-17-14

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Laura Lowe

Laura Lee Lowe, 57, of Puako died Nov. 24, 2014, at her residence. Born Jan. 3, 1957, in Bellvue, Neb., she was a fine art consultant. Friends may call at noon Dec. 20 at 115 Puako Beach Drive for a potluck and celebration of life and scattering of her ashes. Loose flowers welcome.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Lowe of Waimea; brother, Michael (Carol) Warner of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister, Terry Russ of Port Richey, Fla.; two nephews and one niece.

Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.

Kay Cera

Kay Naomi (Shoji) Cera, 71, of Papaikou died Nov. 25, 2014, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Oct. 31, 1943, in Hilo, she was retired from Pizza Hut and a member of Kealiiokamalu Church in Haleiwa, Oahu and Ke Kilohana O Ka Malamalama Church in Hilo.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. Dec. 20 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 5 p.m. service. A committal service will be held at noon Dec. 22 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

She is survived by husband, Gilbert Cera of Papaikou; daughter, Sharmaine (Jason) Generalao of Las Vegas; sons, Gilbert (Loryfel) Cera of Las Vegas, Grant Cera of Mililani, Oahu, Garrett Cera of Honolulu; brothers, Tamotsu Arai of Hilo, Toshio (Sonia) Shoji and Dennis (Liza) Shoji, both of California; sister, Ellen (Roy) Kaluna of Naalehu; six grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lin Chang

Lin Loy Kuualoha Chang, 68, of Belmont, Calif. died Dec. 7, 2014, in Kalopa. She was born June 22, 1946 in Honolulu.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Dec. 20 at the Imiola Congregation Church, 65-1084 C Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea for a 10 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn. In lieu gifts, donations may be made to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI, 96743.

She is survived by mother, Audrey Chang of Honolulu; husband, George Meding of Belmont, Calif.; sons, Kyp Jones of Honolulu and K. Kuekaa Jones of Paauilo; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Thomas (Alicia Balingit) Chang of Hilo, Winfield (David Carlson) Chang of Kailua-Kona, Bruce Chang of Kihei, Maui, and Sanford Chang of Pahoa; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Betty Herzog

Betty Ann Herzog, 62, of Pahoa died Nov. 16, 2014, at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born June 16, 1952, in Michigan, she was a housekeeper for Waiakea Villas and a member of the YWCA.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Dec. 20 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 10 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by daughters, Kanani (Mikey Sciuto) Bush of Pahoa, Malani (Jacob) de la Nux of Mountain View; sons, Abraham Carroll of Mountain View, Issac (Dawnah de la Nux) Carroll of Hilo and Jacob (Leslie) Carroll of Glenwood; mother, Dorothy Herzog of Maui; sister, Patricia Ward of Maui; brother, Keith Herzog of California; 11 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Pamela Joaquin

Pamela Julia Joaquin, 64, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 7, 2014, at the Kona Community Hospital. Born Dec. 18, 1949, in Minneapolis, she was a homemaker.

Friends may call at 11 a.m. Dec. 20 at the Honokaa High School cafeteria for a service. Family requests casual attire be worn and flowers are welcome.

She is survived by husband, Dennis Joaquin of Kailua-Kona; sons, Devin (Amber) Joaquin of Waimea, Royce (Darlene) Joaquin of Waikoloa, Chachi (Tracey) Joaquin of Hilo; hanai daughter, Summer Dela Rosa of Kohala; brothers, Louis Gagnon Jr. of Texas and Mike (Julie) Gagnon of Minneapolis; 10 grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elsie Moses

Elsie L. Moses, 82, of Pahala died Nov. 28, 2014, at Ka‘u Hospital. Born July 26, 1932, in Pahala, she was a retired custodian at Ka‘u High School and a member of the Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Dec 20 at Pahala Holy Rosary Catholic Church for a 10 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn. Burial will be held at Pahala Catholic Cemetery.

She is survived by daughters, Allyson (Cy) Lopez of Pahala, Jonelle Moses of Hilo; hanai sons, John (Jovena) Moses of Pahala, Glenn (Raylene) Moses of Naalehu; brothers, Wally (Mary Jane) Andrade of Waiohinu, Gilbert Andrade, Dennis Andrade, both of Pahala; sisters, Rachel (Richard) Johnasen of Naalehu, Diane (Gary) Lumanlan of Kurtistown, Rhonda Andrade of Pahala; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ben Sales

Ben Sales, 86, of Hawi died Dec. 3, 2014, at home. Born Oct. 28, 1928, in Halaula, he was a retired maintenance worker for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and a member of the Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He also was a member of the American Judo and Jujitsu Institute and the Kohala and Waimea Karate School.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. Dec. 20 at the Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church for a 10 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn. Burial will follow at Hawi County Cemetery.

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He is survived by wife, Clara Sales of Kohala; daughters, Jessie (Jerry) Yamamoto, Zelda Sasaki, both of Kohala; son, Douglas (Deena) Sales of Oregon; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.