Obituaries 04-22-19

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Christman Ramos

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Christman Alvin Ramos, 74, of Hilo, died April 11, 2019, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Dec. 25, 1944, in Olaa, he was a graduate of Hilo High School and retired from the State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services as a Mason Foreman. He also served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo.

Friends may call on April 23 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, visitation 8-10 a.m.; memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. An urn committal to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 at 11:30 a.m.

Survived by wife, Kay Francis Urubio Ramos of Hilo; sons, Dane (Stacey) Ramos of Mountain House, California, Kyle (Katrina) Ramos of Hilo and Chris Ramos of San Francisco, California; brother, Leslie Ramos of Honolulu; sisters, Emma Atalig of Hawaiian Beaches and Patricia (Anthony) Muna of Keaau, Hawaii; seven grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Glenn Morimoto

Glenn Masaji Morimoto, 74, of Captain Cook, died April 8, 2019, at his residence. Born in Hilo, May 23, 1944, he was a retired painter for the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS).

Private services will be held.

Survived by wife, Karen Morimoto of Captain Cook; son, Vance Morimoto of Honolulu; daughter, Vanessa (Jeff) Mattos of Washington; brothers, Jerry (Sheila) Morimoto of Honolulu, Wayne (JoAnn) Morimoto of Kealakekua and Gene (Jann) Morimoto of Captain Cook; five grandchildren; stepsons, Chad (Jeana) Ushiroda of Maui, Kurt (Lahela) Ushiroda of Kailua-Kona and Sean (Thea) Ushiroda of Las Vegas; five step-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Margaret Ruiz

Margaret Rodrigues Ruiz, 85, of Pahoa, died April 6, 2019, at home. Born April 22, 1933, in Waimea, Kauai, she was a homemaker.

Friends may call on April 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo for visitation 8-10 a.m.; celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Section 7).

Survived by husband, Ernest Ruiz, Sr. of Pahoa; sons, Ernest Ruiz, Jr. of Pahoa and Ricky G. (Sandra) Ruiz of Honolulu; daughters, Marlinda J. Ruiz of Pahoa and Michele N. Ruiz of Hayward, California; a daughter-in law; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Stanley Kunitomo

Stanley Mitsuo Kunitomo, 81, of Honaunau, died April 9, 2019, at his residence. Born in Keei Aug. 10, 1937, he was a retired fire captain with Captain Cook Station No.6. He was a member of the Keei Kumiai, Keei Mura, Hawaii Firefighters Association, former president of the Kona Hongwanji Kyodan and a U.S. Army veteran.

Services held. No flowers.

Survived by sons, Bryan Kunitomo of Kealakekua, Cy (Noreen) Kunitomo and Kel (Pattie) Kunitomo of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Albert (Ruth) Kunitomo of Hawaii Kai, and Richard (Jane) Kunitomo of Keauhou Mauka; sister, Elaine Chapman of Keauhou Mauka; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jane Henriques

Jane Henriques, 89, of Ocean View, died April 7, 2019, at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua on July 15, 1929, she was a house cleaner and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held at 8 a.m. April 26 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Kealakeakua. Mass at 9 a.m., with burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcome.

Survived by son, Steven Henriques, Sr. of Holualoa; grandsons, Steven Henriques, Jr. of Ocean View, Stemo Henriques of Hoomau Ranch, Steward Henriques of Ocean and Shane Henriques of Holualoa; granddaughter, Alicia Henriques of Holualoa; nine great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ana Acob

Ana “Bascion” Acob, 66, of Keaau, died March 29, 2019, at Hawaii Care Choices (formerly Hospice of Hilo). Born March 16, 1953, in Bacarra, Philippines, she was a macadamia nut harvester and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo.

Friends may call April 25 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, visitation 6-7 p.m.; wake service at 7 p.m. Friends may call April 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, visitation 8-10 a.m.; celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers are welcomed; burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section).

Survived by daughters, Rubyrose (Byron Agustin) Ventura and Rosalie (Fausto) Garcia of Keaau; sisters, Erlinda (Thomas) Carnate, Trinidad (Alex) Liberan and Tessie (Wilfredo) Muego of Philippines; brothers, Liberato (Catalina) Bagain and Lito (Neri) Bagain of Philippines; three sisters in-law; six brothers in-law; four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Wallace Muronaka

Wallace “Wally” Yukio Muronaka, 77, of Hilo, died March 25, 2019, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born Aug. 15, 1941, in Pepeekeo, he was the former owner of Wally’s Repair Shop in Honokaa, a commercial fisherman and a U.S. Army veteran.

Private services were held. Family requests no monetary gifts or flowers.

Survived by brothers, Ronald (Beryl) Muronaka of Hilo, Roy (Liane) Muronaka of Papaikou; sisters, Jane (Morris) Ishisaka and Ellen (Carlton) Chung of Pearl City, Oahu; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ethel Riveira

Ethel Marie Riveira, 89, of Kailua-Kona, died March 21, 2019, at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Honolulu on August 10, 1929, she was a homemaker.

Visitation 9 a.m., May 4, at Yano Hall, 82-6145 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook. Celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Survived by sons, Patrick Riveira of Life Care Center Kona, Lionel (Paulette) Riveira of Keauhou Mauka, Bernard (Lucille Greenstreet) Riveira of Holualoa; daughters, Sandra (Carlos) Valencia of Glorietta, N.M., Gloria Riveira of Honolulu and Linda (Michael) Valencia of N.M.; brother, Johnny Matias of Hilo; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Hoku Maeha

Hoku Lani Maeha, 43, of Hilo, died April 8, 2019, in Hilo. Born in Honolulu in October of 1975, he was a school bus driver for Roberts Hawaii for more than 25 years.

Private services were held.

Survived by wife, Kerrie J. Maeha of Las Vegas; mother, Ellie Vaughn of Pepeekeo; step-father, Dan Vaughn of Vincennes, Ind.; siblings, Kaniela Vaughn-Maeha of Detroit and Jerah Vaughn-Maeha of El Paso; step-brother, Nick Vaughn of Masury, Ohio; step-sister, Alyssa Vaughn of Masury, Ohio; and godson, Devin Cardines.

Ernesto Enriquez

Ernesto Chiuco Enriquez, 80, of Waikoloa, died April 11, 2019, at his residence. Born in Bataan, Philippines, Oct. 31, 1938, he was a maintenance worker at the Waikoloa Marriott Hotel.

Visitation 3 p.m. April 22 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, 199 Wainaku St. in Hilo. Funeral service will begin at 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Survived by wife, Maria Fe Enriquez of Waikoloa; sons, Val Enriquez and Emerson (Mylene) Enriquez of Waikoloa, and Hennrie (Shelley) Enriquez of Hilo; five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

Kawika Anderson

Kawika Paiha’a Anderson, 39, of Hawaiian Beaches, died Feb. 17, 2019, at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was employed by Da Store Hawaiian Beaches-Eileen Enterprises.

Services held.

Survived by wife, Jamie Lynne Kehaulani Anderson of Hawaiian Beaches; sons, Isaiah K. Anderson-Belasario of Pahoa, Issac K. Anderson-Belasario of Pahoa, Ivan Anderson-Belasario of Pahoa, Keaka K. Anderson of Hawaiian Beaches, Kaysen P. Anderson Hawaiian Beaches; daughters, Shaela Anderson-Belisario of Pahoa, Kyla K. F Anderson-Letreta of Hawaiian Beaches, Kyleiah K. Anderson of Hawaiian Beaches, Kylenalynn K. Anderson of Hawaiian Beaches; father, Alva Anderson, Jr. of Kailua Kona; sisters, Beth (Mario) Manriquez of Waimea, Celeste (Patrick) Mendez of Ainaloa, Alvina (Kaui) Nau of Keaukaha, Alvalene (Steven) Mata of Ainakoa; brothers, Alva (Desiree) Anderson of Paradise Park, Halii (Allison) Anderson of Hawaiian Beaches.

Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Stanley Souza

Stanley Souza, 79, of Springfield, Ore., died Feb. 26 in Oregon. Born in Papaikou, he was the owner of several Texaco Service Stations in Southern California, manager at Princeton Packaging, Home Depot in Los Angeles, production manager at Ez-Flo International and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Friends may call 10-11 a.m. April 27 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; memorial prayer service at 11. Burial will follow at the Kalaoa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Survived by wife, Sharon Souza of Springfield; daughter, Cory Nelson of Norco, Calif.; son, Reece Souza of Gardena, Calif.; sister, Violet Victorino of Hilo; brother, Robert Souza of Papaikou; four grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ronald Kuratsu

Ronald Hideichi Kuratsu, 81, of Hilo, died Feb. 8, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Born Nov. 30, 1937, in Hilo, he was a retired radar engineer for Kentron and Aeromet Ltd. and a U.S. Army veteran.

Friends may call at 3 p.m. April 27, at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 4 p.m. service.

Survived by wife, Eleanor (Komatsu) Kuratsu of Hilo; daughters, Shana Kuratsu of Orangevale, Calif., Ronell (Craig) von Chance-Stutler of Folsom, Calif.; sister, Mildred Sugita of Anchorage; two grandsons; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jerry Decker

Jerry Ray Decker, 75, of Mountain View, died March 12, 2019, at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Titusville, Penn., he was a retired carpenter for Constructors Hawaii, deep-sea fisherman, a Mr. Fix-it, avid pool player and a member of the Berean Bible Church in Hilo.

Friends may call 5–6 p.m. April 26 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; service at 6. Casual attire.

Survived by wife, Andrea Lorraine Decker of Mountain View; daughter, Jeri Lokenani (Paul) Pankey of Mountain View; step-daughters, Linda Rose Santiago of Paauilo, Lorilee Raye (Kurk) Dorman of Las Vegas; step-sons, James “Jimi” (Alfreda) Santiago of Kona, Raymond Santiago of Paauilo; hanai daughter, Bonnie Bator of Kauai; brother, Robert (Kathy) Decker of Gaylord, Michigan; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous step-grandchildren, great-step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Larry Terry

Larry “Bill” William Terry, 83, of Keeau, died Apr. 14, 2019, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Caldwell, Idaho, he was a retired electronic technician for The Boeing Company, Varian Associates and General Electric.

No services.

Survived by wife, Nancy Terry of Keaau; son, Samuel Terry of Keaau; daughter, Joy Annette Terry of Turlock, Calif.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michael Namba

Michael Clayton Namba, age 58, of Hilo, died March 31, 2019, at his residence in Hilo. Born in Honolulu Jan. 8, 1961, he retired from the State of Hawaii as a custodian at Waiakeawaena Elementary School in Hilo.

Private services held.

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Survived by daughter, Ariane (Aaron) Moniz of Keaau; two granddaughters.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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