Obituaries: 01-29-19

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Ryan Fernandez

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Ryan “Baba” Ka’ipo o kalani AhLeen Fernandez, 39, of Hilo, died Jan. 10, 2019. Ryan was known for his big heart, aloha for others and witty sense of humor. He loved hunting, canoe paddling, diving and fishing.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.

He is survived by parents, Gabriel “Gabby” and Rozalyn (Teixeira) Kalawai’a and Paul Fernandez; siblings, Ryanna Fernandez, Leandra (Miguel) Rodriguez, Lachelle Crabbe, Brooke Ka’aekuahiwi, and Ramona Fernandez; grandparents, Ernie Sr. and Belle Teixeira and the late Clarence and Catherine Crabbe.

Robert Manners

Robert “Bobbie” Albert Aukai Manners, 59, of Pahoa died Jan. 14, 2019, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a roofer, an avid diver and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

He was preceded in death by son, Kalani Keohuhu.

He is survived by daughters, Leilani “Tita” (Danny) Petersen of Puna, Nohelani “Noe” (Zack Fowler) Keohuhu of California, Shanny “Shanny Girl” (Reggie Parks) Manners of Puna; sons, Bryan (Larae) Keohuhu of Puna, Albert Manners of Puna; brothers, Moses (Darlene Bee) Manners of Puna, Alexander (Pearl) Manners of Nanakuli, Levi (Alohalani) Manners of Nanakuli; sisters, Jeannie Roman of Nanakuli, Vivian (Jerry) Villanueva Manners of Nanakuli, Rebecca Au of Nanakuli; 16 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

William Wagstaff

William Earle Wagstaff, 87, of Kailua-Kona, died Nov. 25, 2018. Born in San Francisco on May 27, 1931, he was a tree arborist and U.S. Army veteran.

A memorial service with military honors will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. The family requests casual attire.

He is survived by wife, Nancy; sons, Billy, Kekoa and Raymond; daughters, Katrina and Lisa; brother, Buddy; sister, Sybil; one nephew.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Kirah Mendiola-Saiki

Kirah Kei Kuuipo Mendiola-Saiki, 4 months and 6 days, of Hilo, died Jan. 1, 2019 at Hilo Medical Center. She was born on Aug. 26, 2018, in Honolulu.

No services.

She is survived by parents, Ka’ipo Saiki and Kaysha Mendiola; sisters, Kissayas Mendiola-Saiki, Kaiyanee Mendiola-Saiki, Kaaliyah Mendiola-Saiki, Kaysea Mendiola-Saiki and Kiari Mendiola-Saiki; grandparents, Victoria “Darlene” (Kendall Cozo) Mendiola and Ronald Futoshi (Susan Mary Daniels) Saiki, Jr.; great-grandparents, Richard and Mary Mendiola; numerous aunt, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo Branch.

John Silva, Jr.

John “Smokey” Freitas Silva, Jr., 90, of Hawaiian Beaches died Jan. 13, 2019, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Hospice. Born in Paauilo, he was a retired Master Sergeant for the Hawaii Army National Guard, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Y.M.I., Court Mauna Kea #8854 AOF, American Legion Hilo Post #3, Big Island National Guard Retirees Association and a veteran of the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

Services will take place at a later date.

He is survived by wife, Patricia C. Silva of Hawaiian Beaches; sons, Paul A. (Madeline D.) Silva of Keaau, John W. (Theresa E.) Silva of Hawaiian Beaches; brother, Clarence E. (Shirley) Silva of Sacramento, California; sister, Nellie A. (Joseph) Chaves of Sacramento, California; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Olga Brockway

Olga Brockway, 92, of Keaau, died Dec. 20, 2018 at the Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Wallingford, Conn. and was a homemaker and a member of the Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church for a mass, followed by burial at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Ghen of Pahoa; sons, Robert (Cynthia) Brockway, Jr. of Las Vegas and David Brockway of Florida; sister, Rita Maio of Florida; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo.

George Yamamoto

George Hiroshi Yamamoto, 96, of Hilo died Nov. 28, 2018, at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired police officer with the County of Hawaii, real estate salesman, member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Central Komohana Kumiai, Hilo Exchange Club, Hilo Interpreters Club, and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Private services were held. Family requests no flowers and no koden (monetary gifts).

He is survived by wife, Shizuko Yamamoto of Hilo, son, Darrell Yamamoto of Hilo; daughter, Cynthia (Kazuyoshi) Takayama of Chiba, Japan; sisters, Teruko Fujioka of Honolulu, Kazue Hanabusa of Palo Alto, California; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Philip Jocson

Philip John Jocson, Sr. 83, of Kailua-Kona, died January 21, 2019, at his residence. Born in Haiku, Maui on October 16, 1935, he was a tour bus driver for Graylines. He was a musician with “The Four of Us”, “Phil and Dave” and other musical groups. He was a property manager at the White Sands Village; a member of the Monday Senior Bowling League “Poi Bowlers”, Thursday Park and Recreation Bowling League, a coach of the Kealakehe High School bowling team and a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 7 at The Hub Church (formerly Solid Rock Ministries) at 74-5467 Kaiwi Street at Kaahumanu Plaza in Kailua-Kona. Celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. The family requests casual attire.

He is survived by his companion, Angie Omaya of Kalaoa Kona; son, Philip Jocson Jr. of Hilo; daughters, Yvonne Keanaaina of Kailua-Kona, Jocelyn Kalilikane of Keauhou, Phyllis (John) Alapai of Kealakekua, Theresa (Juan) Villanueva of San Diego, Jennifer Jocson and Victoria Jocson of Seattle, WA; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Miriam Guerpo

Miriam Kaimi Guerpo, 84, of Kamuela, died on Jan. 12, 2019, at home. Born on Nov. 8, 1934 in Waipio Valley, she was a retired macadamia nut and coffee farms manager. She was also a former employee for Hawaiian Holiday Macadamia Nut Factory in Honokaa. She was a member of Ku’ikahi Baptist Church and former Sunday school teacher for Honokaa Baptist Church.

Private services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by, daughters, Norma (Wayne) Burnham of Texas, Sandra (Ronald) Jyo of Kawaihae and Jessica (James) Keala of Arizona; step-children, Jeffrey (Roxy) Guerpo of Honolulu, Oahu, Felix (Danette) Guerpo of Waikoloa, Clinton (Jessica) Guerpo of Honolulu, Oahu, Rhonda Guerpo of Honokaa and Mayjell Cabreros of Honokaa; brother, Anastacio Joe Delostrico of Waipio Valley; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; numerous brothers and sisters in Christ.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo Branch.

Glen Goto

Glen Tadashi Goto, 60, of Hilo, died Jan. 24, 2019, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honomu, he was a professional musician.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

He is survived by son, Randy (Stephanie) Goto of Cheney, Washington; brother, Dean Goto of Hilo; one granddaughter.

Online condolences: www.homelanimemorialpark.com.

Jaylin Kema

Jaylin Maureen Kema, 48, of Kailua-Kona, died Jan. 16, 2019, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kealakekua on April 10, 1970, she was a housewife.

Private services were held.

She is survived by her son, Allan Acol of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Chantelle Acol of Crestview, Florida, Lina Acol of Kailua-Kona; father, James Acol Sr. of Kailua-Kona; brothers, James (Rebecca) Acol, Jr. and Jacey Acol of Crestview, Florida, Reed (Malina) Acol of Hood River, Oregon; sister, Neivbea (Todd) Zane of Kealakekua; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her mother, Yolanda Acol and son, Peter “Pepe” Kema, Jr.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Katsumi Takamoto

Katsumi Takamoto, 97, of Kainaliu, died Jan. 17, 2019, at her residence. Born in Volcano on August 16, 1921, she was a housewife. She was a member of Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Kona Machi Gumi and Kumamoto Kenjin Kai.

Private services were held.

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She is survived by her daughters, Janet Fujikawa of Kainaliu, Sharon Hynynen of St. George, Utah, Judy Amano of Kainaliu; daughters-in-law, Verna Takamoto of Kainaliu and Kathy Takamoto of Kaneohe, Oahu; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

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