Obituaries: 07-31-19

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Margaret Mattos


Margaret D. Mattos, 89, of Mountain View, died July 7, 2019, at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Papaikou, she was a retired flower packer with Hawaiian Anthurium Coop, a member of the East Hawaii Rose Society and St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral services is at 10 a.m., followed by burial at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

She is survived by daughters, Laverne Iaukea of Mountain View, Sandy Souza of Hilo and Linda (Robert) Moderow of Honolulu; sons, Jerry (Erlinda) Souza of Keaau and Don Souza of Mountain View; sisters, Helen Figueira of Paauilo, Geri (George) Tavares of Laupahoehoe and Bernadette (William) Ferreira of Kalopa; brothers, Antone De Luz Jr. of Paauilo, Milton De Luz and Roger (Donna) De Luz of Paauilo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kaiulani Kinchoy

Kaiulani Pomaikai Kinchoy, 11, of Waimea, died July 21, 2019, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born Jan. 5, 2008, she was a student at Waimea Elementary School and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Visitation 9 a.m. Aug. 10 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Waimea Chapel; service at 10 a.m.

She is survived by parents, Daryl Kinchoy, Misty Bell; sister, Nevaeh Kinchoy; grandfather, Sam Bell all of Waimea, grandmother, Alice Barber of Hilo; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Jinsei Nako

Jinsei Nako, 101, of Mountain View, died June 24, 2019, at Hale Anuenue. Born July 26, 1917, in Mountain View, he was a truck driver for Puna Sugar Co., and an independent anthurium farmer.

Private services held.

He is survived by sons, Kenji Roy (Pearl) Nako of Honolulu, and Gary Nako of Mountain View; daughters, Diana Asakura of Kealakekua and Renee (Rex) Yanaga of Mountain View; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Tina Fukushima

Tina Marie “Tee” “Rie” Kuuleialoha Fukushima, 44, of Hilo, died July 11, 2019, at Hilo Medical Center. Born May 16, 1975, in Omaha, Neb., she was a manager for R&G Tire Center and owner and manager for Na Lima Lani Catering.

Visitation will be held 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 9 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Service is at 10 a.m. Aloha attire.


She is survived by husband, Ken Fukushima of Hilo; daughter, Josianne Cabalce-Hotchkiss of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sons, George Fukushima of Hilo and Ryan (Aja) Toyozaki of Hilo; father, David Hotchkiss of Eden Rock, Colo.; sisters, Michelle (Seth) Patterson of Homestead, Florida and Anita Tamayo of Council Bluffs, Iowa; brother, Michael (Mara) Gerst of Omaha, Neb.; loved by many who considered her as family.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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