Obituaries: 10-02-18

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Cronin Higa


Mr. Cronin Yoichi Higa, age 82, of Hilo, died Sept. 17, 2018, in the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Pahala, Ka’u, on July 6, 1936, he was retired from the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division as a maintenance supervisor at the Hilo International Airport and was a United States Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the Papaikou Kupuna Softball team and Komohana Gardens Association.

Friends may call 4-5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo for a 5 p.m. celebration of life. Casual attire is requested.

He is survived by wife, Ellen Maetani Higa of Hilo; son, Casey Zenichi (Christine) Higa of Hilo; daughter, Lynne Yaeko Higa of Hilo; brother, Ramsey (Amy) Higa of Los Angeles; sisters, Florence (Harry) Nakamoto of California and Laverne (Gary) Sato of Hilo; granddaughter, Caelynne Yoshiko Higa of Hilo; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.- Hilo.

Joseph Faisca

Joseph R. Faisca, 91, of North Kohala, died Sept. 4, 2018, at his residence. Born Oct. 16, 1926, in Halawa, North Kohala, he was a retired mechanic for Kohala Nursery, West Hawaii Concrete and the former Kohala Sugar Plantation. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a U.S. Army veteran.

Visitation is at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Mass at 10 a.m. Family requests no flowers. Luncheon to follow.

He is survived by wife, Helen Faisca of North Kohala; daughters, Jolene (Tyler) Carlson of California, Mary Gail Faisca; son, Joey (Lori) Faisca all of North Kohala; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Ronald Green

Ronald Kirk Green, 58, of Kona, died on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Nakamaru Hale. Born on Feb. 14, 1960, in Salt Lake City, he was a self-employed master drywaller. He was a member of Group of Hawaii.

No services.

He is survived by, father, Ralph (Margaret) Green of Salt Lake City; brothers, Dave Green of Salt Lake City, Brett Green of Salt Lake City, and Bart (Mikki) Green of Salt Lake City; hanai brothers, Josh Towers of Kona and Justin Latta of Kona; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Kona Branch.

Jane Pollock

Jane Etsuko Pollock, 80, of Hilo, died Sept. 12, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. Born on April 5, 1938, in Honolulu, she was a loving housewife.

An inurnment service will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on Oahu. Casual attire. For more information, please call (808) 283-2650.

She is survived by daughter, Jennifer Pollock Beattie of Lompoc, Calif.; sons, Jeff (Nora) Pollock of Hilo and Jason (Tiffany Langdon) Pollock of Star, Idaho; sisters, Betty Tomasu, Alice Shiroma and Diane Matsuoka; brother, Patrick Higa; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo Branch.

Charlotte Taka

Charlotte Rose Taka, 76, of Hilo, died Sept. 18, 2018, at the Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. She was born in Hilo and was a homemaker and a member of the Hilo Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Hilo Seventh Day Adventist Church, 162 Kapiolani Street, for an 11 a.m. funeral service. Friends may also call 11 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Homelani Memorial Park for a graveside committal service. Casual attire.


She is survived by her husband, Daniel Taka, Sr. of Hilo; sons, Daniel (Bobbie Morris) Taka, Jr. of Hilo and Derwin (Wendy Moses) Taka of Hilo; daughters, Natalie (Woody) Waltjen of Hilo, Rhonda (Vernon) Medeiros of Kurtistown and Shelly Marote of Hilo; brother, Norman (Carol) Cabreira of Washington, sisters, Sandra Tabiolo of Keaau and Marsha (Ernest) Valenzuela of Kamuela; hanai sister, Francisca Asuncion of Hilo; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo