Obituaries: October 13, 2020

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Conrad Roland


Conrad Roland, 86, of Kailua-Kona, died Sept. 25, 2020, at his residence. Born Aug. 18, 1934, in Munich, Germany, he was an architect and member of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, Kona Arts Center and the American Institute of Architects.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by sister, Monika Aly of Berlin, Germany; brother, Klaus Lehmann of Germany; four nephews; several nieces; numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Susumu Nakagawa

Susumu “Sus” Nakagawa, 98, died Sept. 22, 2020, in the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he served in the U.S. Army’s 100th Infantry Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, was an entomologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, former owner of the Seaside Restaurant and Aquafarm in Hilo and member of the 442nd Veterans Club and the Hilo Meishoin Buddhist Temple.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by daughters, Cheryl (Wilbert Low) Nakagawa, of Hilo, and Linda (Mark) Laughlin, of Portland, Oregon; sons, Colin (Sharon Beauchan) Nakagawa, of Hilo, and Kris (Janna) Nakagawa, of Honolulu; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elsie Anderson

Elsie Ann Anderson, 83 of Pahoa, died Sept. 28, 2020, at her residence. Born in Paauilo Hawaii, she was a homemaker.

Condolences can be mailed to the Anderson Family, PO Box 493, Laupahoehoe, HI 96764.

She is survived by sons, James (Aurora) Anderson of Laupahoehoe, Kevin (Lehua) Anderson of California, Chris (Debbie) Anderson of Kenai, Alaska, and Thomas Anderson of Pahoa; brothers, Joeseph (Joan) Souza and David (Violet) Dias, all of Paauilo; sisters, Emily Rodrigues of California; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Arthur Silva

Arthur Earl Silva, 74, of Honokaa, died Oct. 6, 2020, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born Oct. 29, 1945, in Haina, he was a retired engineering department supervisor at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa.

Services will be held at a later date.


He is survived by wife, Lydia Silva of Honokaa; sons, Joel (Sharon) Ragsac of Honokaa, Randy (Cheryl) Ragsac of Philippines and Jose (Walailak Phangphuth) Ragsac of Waikoloa; daughters, Joe-na lee (Chris) Corpus, of Hilo, and Joan Ragsac of Honokaa; sisters, Elsie DeMattos of Paauilo and Inez (Gerald) Jackson of Georgetown, California; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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