Obituaries: 12-29-16

Editor’s note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity.

ADVERTISING


Editor’s note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. The content is subject to editing to ensure parity treatment and style continuity.

Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspaper advertising department.

William Randolph

William Eugene Randolph, 94, of Waikoloa died Dec. 13, 2016, at his residence. Born April 24, 1922, in Princeton, Ind., he was a mechanical engineer involved with research and development in missile programs, and plant engineering and design of special industrial machinery with various companies. He was U.S. Army Air Corps P-51 pilot, a life member of American Ex-POW’s, life member of the Disabled American Veterans, and a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 3 at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. The family requests aloha attire.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Randolph of Waikoloa; son, William Randolph of Waikoloa; daughter, Carol (Isaac) Hu, also of Waikoloa; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews, and one cousin.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Roy Tokuyama

Roy Haruo Tokuyama, 91, of Hilo died Dec. 17, 2016, at his residence. Born April 26, 1925, in Ookala, he was the retired manager of Diamond Head Papaya Co. in Hilo. He was also World War II Army veteran.

Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. Jan. 3 at Higashi Hongwanji Mission in Hilo with a 10 a.m memorial service. Casual attire is requested. No flowers.

He is survived by wife, Sally Tokuyama of Hilo; son, Arnold (Lynn) Tokuyama of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Susan Honda of Keaau, three grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. in Hilo.

Walter Ah Hee

Walter “Wally” Ah Hee, 75, of Hilo died Dec. 11, 2016, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was the owner of Wally’s Car Care and had worked at Hilo Coast Processing Co., Hilo Construction, M. Sonomura Contracting, S.K. Oda Contracting, and Ruddles Gas Station, served in the Hawaii Army National Guard, was president and member of Tenrikyo Kakaako Church, and member of Waiakea Uka Senior Softball.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. Jan. 5 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 7 p.m. service. Cremation to follow. Family requests casual attire be worn and no flowers.

He is survived by wife, Karen Ah Hee of Hilo; sons, Clayton (Karyl) Ah Hee of Hilo, Byron (Linda) Ah Hee of Mililani, Oahu, Allen (Alfreda Rapoza) Ah Hee of Hilo; brothers, Lloyd (Phyllis) Ah Hee of Mililani, Oahu, Norman (Kai) Ah Hee of Kona; sister, Judy (Dominic Uyetake) Ah Hee of Hilo; six grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Susan Young

Susan Marie Somers Young, 68, of Waikoloa died Dec. 21, 2016, at her residence. Born April 15, 1948, in Berkeley, Calif., she was a retired sales manager for Dolphin Gallery, a jewelry sales associate, member of Waikoloa Community Church and a volunteer for numerous community organizations.

Service information pending. Condolences may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 383099, Waikoloa, HI 96738.

She is survived by husband, Lester Young of Waikoloa; daughters, Joanna Lei (Zack) Sherman, Rachel Napua (Robert) Espinosa, all of Florida; sisters, Kathy (Eric) Waisanen, Tracy (Joseph) Tappero all of California; brother, Mark (Pamela) Somers of Washington; a granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

James Levy

James Samuel Levy, 84, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 26, 2016, at his residence. Born May 21, 1932, in Tucson, Ariz., he was retired.

Private service to be held.

He is survived by son, Mark Levy; daughter, Erin Levy, both of Kailua-Kona; sister, Jackie Rosenfeld of Arizona; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Peter Naftzger

Peter Charles Naftzger, 50, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 26, 2016. He was born Nov. 11, 1966, in Mountain View, Calif.

Private services will be held. Condolences may be posted at ballardfamilymortuaries.com

He is survived by partner, Laura Stubbs; parents, Richard and Madeline Naftzger of San Jose, Calif.; son, Jeremy Naftzger of San Rafael, Calif.; daughter, Abigail Naftzger of San Rafael, Calif.; brother, Kenneth (Sally) Naftzger of Austin, Texas; sister Lisa (John) New of Santa Cruz, Calif.

Arrangements provided by Ballard Family Mortuary-Kona.

Dorothy Nishie

Dorothy Elizabeth Nishie, 84, of Waiaka died Dec. 17, 2016, at her home. Born in Waiaka, she was a rancher and assistant housekeeper at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea First Ward.

Private services were held.

ADVERTISING


She is survived by daughter, Lakme Nishie of Waiaka; son, Bruce Nishie of Waimea; sisters, Grace Inamine and Barbara Robertson of Waiaka; brother, Anthony (Noelani) Phillips Jr. of Waiaka; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.