Obituaries: 10-25-17

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Tracey Akau


Tracey Dean Akau, 63 of Waimea, died Sept. 9, 2017, at her home. Born Aug. 14, 1954, in Hilo, she was the manager/buyer for the Parker Ranch Store in Waimea.

A Celebration of her life will be held on Oct. 28 at the Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea; visitation 10-11 a.m.; service at 11 a.m. Aloha attire requested. Family and friends are invited to a gathering at the Akau Hale following the services for food, music and fellowship.

She is survived by husband, Arnold Akau Sr. of Waimea; daughters, Hilari (Douglas) O’Dell of Hilo and Mia (William) Akau-LaClair of Waimea; son, Arnold (Tammie) Akau Jr. of Kawaihae; eight grandchildren; brother, Paul (Georgianne) Murray of Hilo; sisters, Leslie (Ford) Pascual of Volcano and Sharon (Robert) Martins of Hawaiian Paradise Park; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Placida Glory

Placida Pearl Glory, 76, of Kealakekua, died Oct. 21, 2017, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Oct. 11, 1941, in Kealakekua, she was a savings supervisor for American Savings Bank, and member of Kona Hawaiian Civic Club, Professional Secretary International, Kona Chapter and member of South Kona Catholic Churches.

Wake service will be held 5-9 p.m. Oct. 27 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Kealakekua; 6 p.m. rosary. Visitation will continue at the church at 8 a.m. Oct. 28 with a 10 a.m. mass and burial at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcome.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Thomas) Klein of Chicago; son, Lloyd (Shari) Glory of Ravensdale, WA; brothers, George (Lei) Cabilin of Captain Cook, Martin (Marcia) Cabilin of Kailua-Kona, Charles (Min) Cabilin of Kent, WA; sisters, Ramona (Raymond) Ciriaco of Captain Cook, Julita (Edgar) Spencer of Waimea, Maura (James) Patao and Brenda (Michael) MacMullen, both of Kailua-Kona, and Irene (William) Castelline of Des Moines, IA; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Maxine Navor

Maxine Uilani Navor, 69, of Olympia, Washington, and formerly of Honokaa, died Aug. 15, 2017, in Olympia, Washington. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker.

Friends may call at Honokaa Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 28 for services. Casual attire.

She is survived by husband, Martin Navor of Olympia, WA; sons, Mahlon Navor of Olympia, WA and Marvin (Mark) Navor of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Marlene Navor of Charleston, SC; brothers, Henry Young and Clarence Young, both of Honolulu, and Tyrone Young and Raymond Young, both of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Bertha Hing of Honolulu and Elizabeth Millare of Kukuihaele; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Fumiko Lapier

Fumiko Yamasaki Lapier, 90, died on Oct. 3, 2017, in Honolulu. Born May 8, 1927, in Honolulu, she was retired as a housekeeper for YMCA in Honolulu.


Private services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by sons, Steven (Janice) Yamasaki of Maui, Keith Yamasaki and Nicholas (Karen) Yamasaki, both of Honolulu; sisters, Umeno Shim and Masaye Hayes, both of Redwood City, Calif., Matsue Matsumoto of Hilo; Marilyn Huff of San Diego; Dorothy (Robert Sr.) Cambra and Eunice (Masatsu) Kawamoto, both of Hawi; brothers, Rodney (Renate) Yamasaki of Honolulu, Albert Yamasaki of Hawi; Wayne (Arleen) Yamasaki of Honolulu; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 21 nieces and nephews.