Obituaries: December 17, 2020

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Annie Tai See


Annie Kaluhi Tai See, 84, of Keaau, died Dec. 8, 2020. in Hilo. Born in South Kona, Honokua, she was retired from Mauna Loa and Hamakua Macadamia Nut companies.

Private services.

She is survived by husband, Ronald Tai See of Keaau; sons, Jacinth (Patrice) Carvalho, Craig Carvalho, Joaquin Carvalho, Ronald (Maile) Tai See, Michael (Christina) Tai See, and Louis (Michelle) Tai See; daughters, Kathleen (Russell) Kobayashi and Julie Tai See; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four brothers; six sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Charles Koseda

Charles “Chuck” C.K. Koseda, 73, of Kealakekua, died Dec. 3, 2020, at Kona Community Hospital. Born May 1, 1947, in Laos, he was a pharmacist at Oshima Drug Store and a member of Daifukuji Soto Mission.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by wife, Corinne Oshima-Koseda of Kealakekua; sons, Alex Koseda and Scott Koseda, both of Kealakekua, and Kevin Koseda of Pearl City, Oahu; daughter, Kaitlin Koseda of Seattle; sister, Sue (Leo) Fermin of San Mateo, CA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gladys Pualoa-Ahuna

Gladys “Aunty Gladys” Kuuleipuakalehua Pualoa-Ahuna, 91, of Kailua-Kona and Laie, Oahu, died Dec. 5, 2020, at her residence. Born Jan. 24, 1929 in Honolulu, she was a retired postmaster for Laie post office, past president of Koolauloa Civic Club, Lanihuli Hawaiian Civic Club, Laie Community Association and active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Private service to be held.

She is survived by sister, Joy Prescott of Hauula, Oahu; children, Willie (Isabelle) Pualoa III of Waianae, Oahu, Richard (Sue) Pualoa and Verla Moore, all of Laie, Lani (Andrew) Chase of Waimea, Uilani Pualoa and Noelani (Terence Ubando) Pualoa-Ubando, all of Kailua-Kona, and Ipolani (Craig) Tano of Waikoloa; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Barbara Denman

Barbara Foley Denman, 83, of Kailua-Kona, died Oct. 22, 2020, at her residence. Born March 7, 1937, in Portales, N.M., she was co-owner of Industrial Canvas Manufacturing Co., owner of a women’s clothing manufacturing company, a musician, singer, professional dancer, artist, gourd carver and instructor, and member of Living Stones Church.

Private service.

She is survived by husband, Walter Denman III of Kailua-Kona; son, Steven Denman of Texas; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Shigeru Sakata

Shigeru Sakata, 88, of Waimea, died Nov. 15, 2020, at Manoa Cottages Kaimuki on Oahu. Born in Waimea, he was a retired vegetable farmer and owner of S. Sakata Farm Inc., a Korean War veteran; and member of the Hawaii Farm Bureau and Waimea Hongwanji Mission.

Private inurnment services were held at the National Cemetery of the Pacific.

He is survived by daughters, Jan (David) Fujiwara and Lynn (Ryan Oshiro), all of Honolulu; sister, Nobu Asai of Las Vegas,; brother, Shuji (Shirley) Sakata of Honolulu; granddaughters, Jenna and Ciera Fujiwara; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary.

George Green

George Ann Green, 84, of Hilo, died Oct. 28, 2020, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born Nov. 13, 1935, in Elida, N.M., she was a licensed practical nurse.

Services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by daughters, Sandra (Bryant) MockChew and Judy Green, all of Kailua-Kona, Cheryl (Darrell) Worden of California, Jenne (Richard) Olayon of Keaau, and Kathy (Craig) Nagamine of Hilo; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one niece and nephew; and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

James Chesnar

James Irwin Chesnar, 71, of Ocean View, died Dec. 1, 2020, at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in New York, he was an artist.

No services are planned.

He is survived by sister, Elizabeth Morgan of Volcano; and two nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Edwin Miyasaki

Edwin “Ed” Hideo Miyasaki, 83, of Hilo, died Dec. 2, 2020, at his residence. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired associate superintendent of Schools in California, member of Taishoji Soto Mission and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Private services will be held.


He is survived by son, Richard (Annamarie) Miyasaki of San Jose, California; daughter, Debbie (John) Braasch of Salinas, California; sister, Violet Machida of Honolulu; one grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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