Obituaries | 12-02-15

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Mae Yamamoto

Mae Vinta Yamamoto, 78, of Honolulu died Nov. 23, 2015, at St. Francis Hospice Nuuanu. She was born in Kohala.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. Dec. 4 at Jodo Mission of Hawaii, 1429 Makiki St., Honolulu. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

She is survived by husband, Charles Yamamoto of Honolulu; sister, Elaine Murota of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Catherine Creason

Catherine Mary Creason, 54, of Hilo died Nov. 23, 2015, at home. Born in St. Helena, Calif., she was a homemaker.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

She is survived by son, Leighton Balbin of Hilo; daughter, Rachel Balbin of Hilo; brothers, Jim Creason of Arizona, Tim Creason and Jeff Creason, both of California; sisters, Mary Madrigal of Mountain View, Debbie (Wilkie) Hayashida of Keaau; four granddaughters; two grandsons; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Paulette Hashimoto

Paulette Iwa Iwa Hashimoto, 67, of Hookena died Nov. 10, 2015, at Castle Medical Center. Born Nov. 3, 1948, in Honolulu. she worked as a pathology technician, clinical assistant, medical records keeper and ER clerk.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Painted Church, St. Benedict in Honaunau for a 10 a.m. Mass. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. at her Hookena home. Family requests aloha attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, Arnold Hashimoto Sr. of Hookena; sons, Kelly (Pamela) Arquero of Kaneohe, Oahu, Arnold (Jamie) Hashimoto Jr. of Waimanalo, Oahu, Toshio (Sabrina) Hashimoto of Kona; daughters, Toshiko (Russell) Hashimoto Decoito of Kona, Andrea (Kalani) Aiona of Hookena; hanai daughter, Maraea Hurley of Kona; 20 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

James Dowsett

James Alexander Dowsett, 90, of Waimea died Oct. 30, 2015. Born Dec. 20, 1924, in Honolulu, he was an Army veteran, rancher and a member of Hawaii Saddle Club, American Quarter Horse Association, Outrigger Canoe Club, U.S. Team Roping Championships and the Hawaii Realtors Association.

Friends may call from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Dowsett Ranch for a celebration of life.

He is survived by wife, Mary Ann Dowsett of Waimea; sons, Alika (Aleta) Dowsett and Kawika Dowsett, both of Honolulu; daughters, Keahi (Bob) Kummer of Midland, Mich., Mealani (David) Morgan of Ahualoa, Poomai Dowsett of Waimea; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Mallory Bumgarner

Mallory Jay Bumgarner, 63, of Kealakekua died Nov. 23, 2015, at his residence. Born May 4, 1952, in Statesville, N.C., he was a ranch manager and boat captain.

Private services will be held.

He is survived by daughters, Rachel (Jason) Willis, Mimi (Reagan) Hines; sisters, Sandra (Jeffrey) Carlson, Alison (Mike) Hall, Susan DeLong; brothers, Lon Bumgarner, Jay Bumgarner, Scott Miller; one grandson; two nieces; two nephews; several cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Adam Kakalia

Adam Kakalia, 51, of Hilo died Nov. 21, 2015. Born in Waimanalo, Oahu, he was a cannabis farmer.

Private services are planned.

He is survived by hanai mother, Gertrude Nuuanu; daughters, Brandi Kakalia and Jordan Kakalia, both of Honolulu; brothers, Edmund Kakalia Jr., Derek Kakalia, Sean Tabanera; sister, Kimberly Tabanera; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Lorenzo Pucong

Lorenzo “Sot” Pucong, 87, of Kaawaloa, Kona, died Nov. 22, 2015, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Sept. 5, 1928, in Kainaliu, he was a self-employed coffee farmer.

Private services will be held.

He is survived by wife, Magdalena Pucong of Kaawaloa; sons, Albert (Elaine) Pucong of Kalaoa, Patrick (Tanya) Pucong of Holualoa, Clifford (Colleen) Milar of Arleta, Calif., David Pucong of Kaawaloa; daughter, Carol Pucong of Kaawaloa; sister, Magdalena Bugtong of Kaneohe, Oahu; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mohichi Kubo

Mohichi “Richard” Kubo, 91, of Kurtistown died Nov. 13, 2015, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Dec. 2, 1923, in Ninole, he was a retired fish peddler.

Private services were held.

He is survived by wife, Aiko Kubo of Kurtistown; daughter, Kerinne (Michael) Smith of Kurtistown; son, Timothy (Lynn) Kubo of Oahu; brothers, Kenneth (Evelyn) Kubo of Hilo, Kiyoshi (Barbara) Kubo of Hakalau; sister, Motoko Nishie of Oahu; four grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gregory Crisafi

Gregory “Greg” Wyatt Kuuipoikekaimalinookona Crisafi, 58, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 27, 2015, at Kona Community Hospital. Born May 20, 1957, in Kealakekua, he was a landscaper for Triple T Landscaping, member of South Kona Assembly of God and an Army National Guard veteran.

Private service were held. Condolences may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 3, Captain Cook, HI 96704.

He is survived by son, Gregory Crisafi Jr. of Wailuku, Maui; daughter, Shanell Crisafi of Waimea; brothers, Michael (Susan) Crisafi of Captain Cook, Roland Crisafi Jr. of Hines, Ore., Roger (Jo) Crisafi of Bend, Ore.; sisters, Beatrice (Duane) Van Wyngarden, Joyce Crisafi, Crisann Crisafi and Kanani (Jesse) Minamishin, all of Captain Cook, RossieAnn (Keith Scharfman) Crisafi-Scharfman of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Charlotte Foster

Charlotte Ann Foster, 69, of Hilo died Aug. 15, 2015. Born in Oklahoma, she was a retired home care certified nurse assistant.

Private services were held.

She is survived by son, Aaron McMurray of Kurtistown; two grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Namie Honda

Namie Honda, 93, of Hilo died Nov. 1, 2015, at Hilo Medical Center. Born June 10, 1922, in Pahoa, she was the retired original owner of Hilo Lunch Shop and member of the Hilo Association for Family and Community Education, Kanoelani Association and Heritage Christian Fellowship.

Private services were held. Family requests no monetary gifts or flowers.

She is survived by son, Melvin (Lynette) Honda of Honolulu; daughter, Susan (Nelson) Fukuhara of Hilo; brother, Kunimitsu (Hatsumi) Yoshiwa of Pepeekeo; sister, Sumiko Kai of Honolulu; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Harue Kinoshita

Harue “Dixie” Kinoshita, 88, of Kapaau died Nov. 24, 2015, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born Jan. 14, 1927, in Kohala, she was an employee of H. Naito Store, was retired from Kohala Nursery and a member of Hawi Jodo Mission and Kohala Senior Citizens.

Private services were held. Family requests no monetary gifts or flowers.

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She is survived by daughter, Renee (Elroy) Ito of Hawi; son, Marc (Michele) Kinoshita of Waimea; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.