Obituaries: 05-12-18

Mary Stanley

Mary Napua Pea Stanley, 72, of Hilo, died May 3, 2018, at Hawaii Care Choices formerly known as Hospice of Hilo. Born on March 5, 1946, in Hilo, she was a United States Postal Service worker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Keaukaha Ward) Hilo.


Friends may call 9-11 a.m. May 19 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center in Hilo for an 11 a.m. funeral service. Casual attire. Burial will be at Homelani Memorial Park (Lehua Section).

She is survived by husband, Paul R. Stanley, Sr. of Keaau; brothers, George (Janice) Pea, Eldred Pea, Howard (Charlene) Pea and Arthur Pea of Hilo; sisters, Ruth Pea, Muncie Pea and Beverly (Kihei) Ahuna of Hilo, Deborah (Tom) Tasinijine of Arizona; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Setsuyo Yabuta

Setsuyo “Tiney” Yabuta, 88, of Hilo, died May 1, 2018, at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired administrative secretary at Sysmex Corporation and member of the Hilo Meishoin Mission.

Private services held. Family requests no flowers and no koden.

She is survived by sons, Eric (Corinne) Yabuta of Hilo, Daryl (Virginia) Yabuta of Long Beach, Calif.; brothers, Richard (Kimberly Kang) Tanimoto of Hilo, Sunao (Margarete) Tanimoto of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sisters, Fujie Taketa of Hilo, Akiko (George) Nakagawa of Honolulu; three grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lyle Kana’iaupuni Kaaihili

Lyle Kana’iaupuni Kaaihili, 52, of Honokaa, died May 2, 2018, at the North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a lineman for the Hawaii Electric Light Company, owner of Mokuwai Piko Poi, Inc. and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union #1260.

A celebration of his life will begin at 9 a.m. May 19, at the family residence, 45-519 Pikake St. in Honokaa. Casual attire.

He is survived by wife, Kahealani Kaaihili of Honokaa; sons, Kanai’aupuni Kaaihili of Waikoloa, Mala’e Kaaihili of Honokaa; daughter, Kahilu Kaaihili of Honokaa; mother, Becky Kaaihili of Hilo; sisters, Rachel Long of Honolulu, Terri (Barney) Kaaihili-Choy of Honolulu; brothers, Albert (Shaynee) Kaaihili, III of Waimea, George Kaaihili of Hilo, Francis Kaaihili of Hilo, Claus “Buster” Kaaihili of Hilo, Thomas “Kekau” (Remy) Kaaihili of Keaau; numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jocelyn Case

Jocelyn M. Case, 66, of Hilo, died April 28, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo.

Services to follow on Oahu.

She is survived by sons, Ricki (Kelsi) Case, Scotti (Shareen) Case; daughter, Wendi (Keane) Kawamoto; one sister, two brothers and six grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Norman Mikami

Norman “Bully” Takashi Mikami, 75, of Hilo died April 29, 2018, at Hawaii Care Choices. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired receiving clerk at KTA Super Stores, warehouse supervisor for the former Food Fair Supermarket and a veteran and helicopter mechanic for the U.S. Army.

Friends may call 9:30–10:30 a.m., May 19, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; a funeral service will begin at 10:30. Casual attire.


Survived by sons, Michael Mikami of Hilo, Marcus (Teralynn) Mikami of Hilo, Marvin (Natashia) Mikami of Hilo; daughter, Michele (Anthony Moniz) Mikami of Hilo; brothers, George (Janice) Mikami of Hilo, Russell Mikami of Arizona; sisters, Margaret Peeler of Hilo, Elizabeth (Clarence) Root of Alabama; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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