Obituaries: July 17, 2020

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Priscilla Kagawa

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Priscilla E. Kagawa, 86, of Hilo, died July 6, 2020 at Hawaii Care Choices. Born May 4, 1934, in Papaikou, she was a homemaker and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ainaola Ward Hilo.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. July 23 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial to follow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 at noon.

She is survived by daughters, Charleen (John) Kaluau of Kona, Karleen Arellano and Marleen (Derek) Cabarloc of Hilo; son, Abraham Jr. (Roxanne) Kagawa of Hilo; brothers, Ameil (Kathy) Akimseu and Earl (Laureen) Akimseu of Hilo, Raymond (Paulette) Akimseu of Honolulu; sisters, Cynthia Moses and Luana (Satoshi) Sumiki of Hilo, Gail (Michael) Figueroa of Pepeekeo; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dwight Fujimoto

Dwight Hiroaki Fujimoto, 70, of Laupahoehoe, died June 23, 2020 at Hilo Medical Center. Born May 24, 1950, in North Hilo, he retired from Macy’s and Honokaa Sugar Plantation Co.

Private services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by aunt, Fujie Fujimoto of Honokaa and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tina Gonsalves

Tina Gonsalves, 58, died July 1, 2020 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Hospice Facility. She was born April 12, 1962.

No services.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Curren Meyers

Curren Jerome Hookala Meyers, 39, of Kailua-Kona died July 9, 2020 in Wahiawa, Oahu. He was born Nov. 11, 1980, in Hilo.

Condolences may be sent to the Meyers Family, PO BOX 338 Kealakekua HI, 96750

He is survived by son, Kekainalu Meyers; daughter, Alohilani Meyers of Kailua-Kona; mother, Lawrene Roberts of Tennessee; father, Curtis Meyers of Alaska; sisters, Currena Meyers and Curtrena Manila of Kailua-Kona; brother, Curt Meyers of Washington; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandparents, uncles, aunties and cousins.

Makee Thomas

Makee M.A. Thomas, 32 of Volcano, died July 11, 2020 at Kona Community Hospital. He was born March 26, 1988, in Hilo.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by parents, Michael and Diana Thomas of Volcano; sister, Ilima Thomas of Haleiwa, Oahu; maternal grandmother, Alana McKinney of Volcano; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Eunice Campbell

Eunice Arlene Campbell, 72, of Naalehu, died July 3, 2020, at her residence.

Born in Ansley, Nebraska, she was a retired high school English teacher, former president of the Manchester School Board and a member of the United Methodist Church.

Private services.

She is survived by husband, George William Campbell of Naalehu; sons, James (Melissa) Robert Campbell of Kent, Ohio, Christopher (Kim) George Campbell of Livermore, California; brothers, Ken Nealeigh of Casper, Wyoming, Ron (Diane) Nealeigh of Trenton, Nebraska; sister, Sue (Larry) Osnes of Florida; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.

Marilyn Kamei

Marilyn Chieko Kamei, 83, of Hilo, died July 6, 2020 at her residence. Born April 28, 1937, in Puunene, Maui, she was retired medical secretary for Kuakini Health System and member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Senior Net Program.

Private services held. The family requests no flowers or koden (monetary offerings).

She is survived by husband, Kazuo Kamei of Hilo; son, Richard (Lily) Kamei of Honolulu; daughter, Sandra Taniguchi of Hilo; sister, Lillian Tominaga of Honolulu; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shizuko Dela Cruz

Shizuko “Elsie” Juanita Dela Cruz, 93, of Paauilo, died June, 2020, 30 at Hale Hoola Hamakua. Born in Ookala, she was a retired kitchen manager at the former Honokaa Hospital.

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

She is survived by daughters, Leah (Michael) Hunt of Reno, Nevada, and Ann (Jerry) Lines-Tallman of Windsor, California; sister, Julia Kaneshige of Paauilo; companion, Taichi Yahata of Honokaa; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Charlene Kamekona

Charlene Ululani Kamekona, 84, of Hilo, died July 8, 2020 at Hilo Medical Center. Born Aug. 11, 1935, in Honolulu, she was retired custodian for the County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation.

Private services were held.

She is survived by son, Harold Kamekona of Hilo; daughter, Leanne Kamekona of California; brothers, Raynard Apana and Royden Apana of Oahu; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Chiyoko Nariyoshi

Chiyoko Nariyoshi, 96, of Kurtistown, died June 27, 2020, at home. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker and formerly worked at Kamehameha Garments and Mauna Loa Mac Nut.

Private services held. The family requests no koden (monetary donations).

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She is survived by sons, Rowland Nariyoshi of Kurtistown and Dave Nariyoshi of Honolulu; daughters, Joyce (Melvin) Hamaguchi of Las Vegas and Lillian (Miles Koga) Nariyoshi of Honolulu; brother, Tashiro (Katherine) Okunami of Hilo; sisters, Tamayo Yoshioka of Papaikou, Fukue (George) Yamasaki and Shirley (Ernest) Kawamoto of Hilo; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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