Obituaries 08-04-19

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Hisashi Matsuoka

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Hisashi “Sausage” Matsuoka, 97, of Hilo, died July 16, 2019, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born April 30, 1922, in Hilo, he was a retired harbor police for the state Harbors Division, U.S Army World War II veteran and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin.

Friends may call at 3 p.m. Aug. 11, at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 4 p.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

Survived by wife, Emiko Matsuoka of Hilo; son, Glenn (Joan) Matsuoka of Honolulu; daughter, Glendene (Mike) Otake of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Albert Nakano

Albert Akio Nakano, 86, of Fort Worth, Texas, and formerly of Waiohinu, died Oct. 8, 2011, in Texas. Born in Keauhou, he was a retired safety coordinator for the County of Hawaii, owner of the former Nakano Orchids and a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. Friends may call 9-10 a.m., Aug. 10, at the Naalehu Hongwanji Mission. A memorial service will begin at 10. Casual attire.

Survived by daughters, Kathleen (Mel) Avenue of Pearl City, Alberta (Joseph) Cox of Fort Worth, Texas; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joyce Nakano

Joyce Sanayo Nakano, 94, of Fort Worth, Texas, and formerly Waiohinu died May 11, 2019, in Texas. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and owner of the former Nakano Orchids.

Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Naalehu Hongwanji Mission; a memorial service will begin at 10. Casual attire.

Survived by daughters, Kathleen (Mel) Avenue of Pearl City, Alberta (Joseph) Cox of Fort Worth, Texas; brothers, Shojiro Ishida of Hilo, Stanley (Corinne) Ishida of Honolulu; sisters, Sueko (Satoro) Chinen of Honolulu, Emiko (Alvin) Wong of Honolulu; a sister-in-law; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Harold Kama

Harold Nāpualani Ka’aumoana Kama Sr., 69, of Hilo, died July 19 at the Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo, and was employed at Ed Burns, Sonomura, Constructors Hawaii, and lastly with Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. as a mason foreman and foreman for the Operating Engineers Local 3, an entertainer for Nā Kaholokula and the Paradise Band, member of the musicians union and a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard.

Visitation 4-6 p.m., Aug. 9, at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Casual attire; flowers welcomed.

Survived by wife, Sharilyn Kama of Hilo; sons, Harold Nāpualani Ka’aumoana (Michelle Malulani) Kama, Jr. and Kevin Keali’i (Heidi Auli’i) Kama of Honolulu; daughters, Jowenna Leilani (Tyoncenay) Walls of Songton, Korea, Chrissy Noelani (David William, Jr.) Henriques of Captain Cook and Melissa Iwalani (Aaron) Carvalho of Fremont, Calif.; brothers, John Napela (Pauline) Kama of Vincennes, Ind., William Kāpūlaninohoika’iu (Eileen Adele) Kama of Dayton, Ohio and Archie Maka’ala (Florence Jeannie) Kama of Boise, Idaho; 16 grandchildren, four great grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo.

Paul Evangelista

Paul Anthony Evangelista, 52, of Laupahoehoe, died July 23, 2019, at Hilo Medical Center. Born July 2, 1967, in Hilo, he worked for the Hamakua Sugar Company and Paauilo Slaughter House.

Celebration of life to be held Aug. 10 at Laupahoehoe Point at 1 p.m.

Survived by son, Dustin Evangelista-Lum Ho of Hilo; daughters, Chauntell (Jonathan) Figueroa-Kalili of Ainaloa, Kalena Evangelista Grace of Hilo; brothers, Henry (Sheri) Evangelista of Papaaloa, Dwayne (Lani) Evangelista of Papaaloa, Robert Evangelista of Kapehu; sister, Rochelle (Al) Evangelista of Kapehu; three grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary, Hilo.

George Kunitake

George Kunitake, 88, of Kona, died April 28, 2019, at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in California. Born in Japan on July 2, 1930, he was a retired stockbroker from Bateman Eichler Hill Richards and a U.S. Army veteran.

Celebration of life will be private. Please no koden and no flowers.

Survived by his wife, Grace; daughter, Ann; sister, Emi (Jack) Ura; brother, Ben (Alice) Ohta; two sisters-in-law; one aunt; numerous cousins and extended family.

Hajime Miyamoto

Hajime Miyamoto, 100, of Hilo, died June 12, 2019, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born Oct. 11, 1918, in Pepeekeo, he was a retired experimentalist for the former Hawaii Sugar Planters Association, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, Company G 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin.

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

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Survived by daughter, Susan (Alvin) Yoshitomi of Aiea, Oahu; brothers, Rodney (Marcelina) Miyamoto of Pahoa, Calvin (Dorothy) Miyamoto of Anaheim, Calif.; sister, Yasue Kawasaki of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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