Obituaries 11-25-19

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Mitsuko Tomono

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Mitsuko Tomono, 89, of Volcano died Nov. 1, 2019, at a private care home in Keaau. Born in Hilo, she was a retired waitress at the Volcano House Restaurant, member of the Kurtistown Jodo Mission and participated in senior activities at the Cooper Center in Volcano.

Private services held. Family request no flowers and no koden.

She is survived by sons, Byron (Lynn) Tomono of Hilo, Chester (Susan) Tomono of Hilo; daughters, Nancy (Jesus) Sanchez of El Paso, Texas, Sandra (DeDwayne) Malachi of Oahu, Sherri Ann (Darryl) Powell of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers, Tsutomu Kawamoto of Hilo, Raymond (Diane) Kawamoto of Hilo; sister, Masako Shimasaki of Hilo; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.

Samuel Mahi, Sr

Samuel Kamaki Pinehaka Mahi, Sr., 74, of Hilo, died Nov. 13, 2019, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born on June 21, 1945, in Honolulu, he was a retired staff sergeant and mechanic for the Hawaii Army National Guard, a retired school bus driver trainer for Roberts Hawaii, a former bus driver.

Visitation will be held from 8-10 a.m. Nov. 30 at the Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Funeral Service is at 10:30 a.m.; burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Aloha attire. He is survived by wife, Josephine “Sweetheart” Mahi of Hilo; sons, Samuel “Kamaki” Mahi, Jr. of Hilo and Keola Mahi of Hilo; daughter, Mikihala Mahi of Hilo; brothers, Darnell Mahi of Hilo and Davey Mahi of Hilo; sisters, Maydean Bowman of Kohala and Ilima Mahi of North Dakota; brother-in-law; one granddaughter, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Inc. – Hilo Branch.

Chevry-Taylor Kalai

Chevry-Taylor Kawaiho’onani Okalani Kalai, 26, of Kailua-Kona, died Oct. 29 at Kona Community Hospital. Born Nov. 20, 1992, in Hilo, she was a homemaker, cook and baker.

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

She is survived by children, Chasten Kalai-Ahonima, Chancen Kalai-Ahonima, Azayliah Kalai-Ahonima, Chaizen Kalai-Ahonima, Airiebell Kalai-Ahonima all of Kailua-Kona; parents, Renny Aaron Kalai of Honolulu, Christina (Joseph) Watts of Hilo; siblings; boyfriend; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Wesley Yogi

Wesley “Bear” Yogi, 58, of Hilo, died Oct. 8, 2019, at home. He was born Sept. 15, 1961, in Hilo.

Friends may call noon Nov. 30 at Puhi Bay main tent for a celebration of his life. Family requests casual attire be worn.

He is survived by daughter, RaeAnn Romeo of Hilo; father, Akio Yogi of Hilo; brothers, Akio “Ed” Yogi of Hilo, Alvin (Gayle) Yogi of Hilo, Yancy Yogi of Oahu, Glenn (Taryn) Yogi of Hilo, Keldon (Stephanie) Yogi of Hilo, Daniel Medeiros of Kona, Steven Yogi of Hilo; sisters, Diane Yogi and Kathleen (Erwin) Chase of Hilo; four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dorothy Hirowatari

Dorothy “Sachi” Sachiko Hirowatari, 84, of Ninole, died Nov. 2, 2019, at Hilo Medical Center. Born March 24, 1935, in Waikamalo, she was the retired owner and realtor for Maile Realty and a member of Hakalau Jodo Mission.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for an 11 a.m. service. Family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by husband, George “Masa” Hirowatari of Ninole; sons, George (Suzana) Hirowatari Jr. of Ninole, Glenn Hirowatari of Kona; daughters, Ann (John) Sakamaki of Hilo, Jill (Ronny) Sugiyama of Kona; sisters, Clara Norman of San Francisco, Vivian Aoki of Honolulu, Elsa Yoshioka of Hilo; sisters-in-law, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

John Ahuna, III

John “Johnny Boy” Iowane Ahuna, III, 65, of Paauilo, died Nov. 1, 2019, at his residence. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired crane operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Company, employed at Waipio Valley Taro Products, member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Pilau Motorcycle Club.

Friends may call 8-9:45 a.m. Nov. 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Memorial Mass is at 10 a.m. Casual attire.

He is survived by wife, Stephanie Ahuna of Paauilo; sons, John Ahuna, IV of Ookala, Byron (Lesley) Ahuna of Honokaa; daughters, Jenilee (Derek Rapoza) Ahuna of Ewa Beach, Christie (Keala Awai) Ahuna of Paauilo; hanai son, Lapaka Ahuna of Paauilo; sisters, Naomi Campbell of Honokaa, Celeste (Cristito, Jr.) Tiogangco of Hilo; brother, Alvin Michael Ahuna of Honokaa; mother-in-law; 10 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Arnold Colgrove

Arnold “Arnie” Clyde Colgrove, 90, of Kailua-Kona, died Oct. 23, 2019, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Sept. 17, 1929, in Minneapolis, he was a retired accounting manager for Northern State Power and a U.S. Army veteran.

Services with military honors will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 29, 2019 at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. The family requests casual attire.

He is survived by his sons, Christopher (Ying Huang) Colgrove of Captain Cook, Anthony (Khanittha Gault) Colgrove of Kailua-Kona; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

William Reeves, Sr.

William Paul Jarett Haalilio Reeves, Sr., 82 of Hilo died Oct. 11, 2019, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired fire fighter for the City and County of Honolulu.

Services to be held at a later date.

He is survived by sons, William (Beatrice) Reeves, Jr. of New York, Derek (Priscilla) Reeves of Kaneohe, Jay Reeves of Hilo, Steward (Roz) Reeves of California; daughter, Michelle (Alan) Lane of Kapolei; brother, Wade Reeves of Waikoloa; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Rhona Reeves

Rhona Elizabeth Leinaala Reeves, 80, of Hilo died May 24, 2019, at a private care home in Hilo. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired cashier at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and a private care home operator.

Services to be held at a later date.

She was survived by husband, William Reeves, Sr. of Hilo.

She is survived by sons, William (Beatrice) Reeves, Jr. of New York, Derek (Priscilla) Reeves of Kaneohe, Jay Reeves of Hilo, Steward (Roz) Reeves of California; daughter, Michelle (Alan) Lane of Kapolei; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Denise Maiden

Denise Marie Maiden, 67, of Kailua-Kona, died Nov. 12, 2019, at Life Care Center of Kona. Born Nov. 24, 1951, in Los Angeles, she was the owner of a housekeeping service called Sparkle.

Private services will be held.

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She is survived by her daughter, Sarah (John) Caravalho of Kailua-Kona.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

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