Obituaries: December 20, 2020

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Sue Daimaru

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Sue Nakamura Daimaru, 98, of Hilo, died Nov. 29, 2020 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation &Nursing Center. Born June 10, 1922, in Paauilo, she was a homemaker and member of Taishoji Soto Mission and Fujinkai, Piihonua Community Association and Pomaikai Senior Center.

Private services at a later date. Family requests no monetary gifts or flowers.

She is survived by son, Roy (LaVerne) Daimaru of Hilo; daughter, Aileen (Steven) Kisaba of Mililani, Oahu; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mitsuo Miyatake

Mitsuo “Mits” Miyatake, 89, of Pahoa, died Dec. 5, 2020, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born March 11, 1931, in Pahoa, he was a retired counselor and registrar for Pahoa High and Intermediate School, U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission, Kyu Pahoa Kumiai and Pahoa Nikkei Jin Kai.

Private services held. The fmily requests no monetary gifts or flowers.

He is survived by wife, Tokimi Miyatake of Pahoa; sons, K. Mitchell Miyatake of Pahoa, K. Mason Miyatake of Hilo; brother, Eddie (Nancy) Miyatake of Waipahu, Oahu; sister, Frances Hayashi of Hilo; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shon Bowden III

Shon C. Bowden III, 74 of Hilo, died on Oct. 22, 2020, at his residence. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired farmer, commercial fisherman, restaurateur, U.S. Army Vietnam veteran helicopter pilot and merchant seaman.

A drive-through visitation will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 3, 2021, at 1715 Railroad Ave. in Hilo.

He is survived by spouse, Angeline (Ramos) Bowden; son, Shon (Mary Jane) Bowden IV; daughter, Caroline (Auredith) Tumpap; brothers, Matthew Bowden and Timothy Bowden; sisters, Claralyn Nalani Bernardo, Rebecca Pascual, Leilani Kekaualua and Kanani Harris; and numerous grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Daren Stanley

Daren Puna Stanley, 47, of Keaau, died Oct. 13, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kahuku, he was a special projects supervisor for Hawaii Care and Cleaning, operating from the Hilton Waikoloa Village resort.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by wife, Marleen Stanley of Keaau; sons, Kaulana (Jeremy Ganir) Hokoana of Hilo and Kaeo Hokoana Stanley of Keaau; daughter, Khia Hokoana-Stanley of Keaau; hanai daughter, Anaya Hokoana of Washington; father, Paul Stanley of Mountain View; mother, Debra Stanley of Keaau; brothers, Paul (Mahea) Stanley and Ammon Stanley of Keaau; sisters, Marlo (Eric) Mello and Stephanie (Bill) Hudnall of Mountain View; Luana (Gem) Ahina of Kona and Kaui (Tana Teo) Stanley of Waimea; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robert Eaton III

Robert Byers Eaton III, 75, of Hilo, died on Nov. 21, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Auburn, Washington, he was a self-employed building and maintaining computer rooms and their environment.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 26 via Zoom.

He is survived by his spouse, Linda Eaton of Hilo; daughters, Lynn Rachelle (Ramon) Labayog; Dawn Michelle Baker; Allisha Louise (Rich) Marlatt; Annitra Jennese Eaton; sister, Joan (Tom) Throop; eleven grandchildren; and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Kikuo Tobara

Kikuo Tobara, 83, of Kailua-Kona, died Dec. 8, 2020, at Life Care Center of Kona. Born Oct. 10, 1937, in Hakalau, he was the retired owner of Paul’s Upholstery.

No services will be held.

He is survived by wife, Jean Tobara of Mililani, Oahu; daughter, Xandria Tobara of Kealakekua and Shayne (Rick Spofford) Tobara of Mililani, Oahu; sons, Rance Tobara of Kailua-Kona and Shawn Tobara of Mililani, Oahu; brother, Ernest (Joyce) Tobara; sisters, Thelma Ho and Sherry (Richard) Nushida, all of Honolulu; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lorimae Thompson

Lorimae August Thompson, 63 of Hilo, died Nov. 28, 2020, at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired sales clerk, cashier, market sales, hostess at Imiloa Astronomy Center, Aloha Petroleum, and a founder of the COPD support group.

Services held.

She is survived by husband, David Thompson; mother, Mercy Oliveira; step-father James Oliveira; sons, Mark Vellalos and David (Kawika) Thompson; daughters, Melissa Vellalos and Mapuana Vellalos Solomon; brothers, Troy Oliveira, and Kahoa (K.J.) Oliveira; sister, Kehaulani Kaauwai; and numerous grandchildren, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements be Ballard Family Mortuary.

Raymond Paglinawan

Raymond Melicio Paglinawan, 56, of Captain Cook, died Dec. 9, 2020, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Nov. 16, 1964, in Hilo, he was a construction laborer, grounds maintenance man at the Kukio Golf Course and a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by wife, Zenaida Mae Paglinawan of Captain Cook; daughters, Rochelle Queja, Rayannon (Lucas) Pua, and Rayna (Kevin) Paglinawan, all of Kailua-Kona and Raysean (Tessa) Paglinawan of Honalo; hanai daughter, Summer (Ryan) Stevens of Kailua-Kona; father, Sam Paglinawan of Hilo; mother, Mary Jane Pedro of Naalehu; brothers, Clarence (Sharlene) Alcoran and Rolland (Shanna) Alcoran of Naalehu and Adam Paglinawan and Sloane Paglinawan of Hilo; sisters, Sophia (Rocco) Paglinawan of Hilo and Celeste (Lowen) Lewi of Oahu; 10 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Mary Sai

Mary Nanea Reeves Sai, 80, of Glenwood, died Dec. 4, 2020, at her residence. Born in Kuliouou Valley, she was an Oahu district manager for Alu Like, Inc., member of the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club and Choral group and Hui Aloha Aina o Ka Lei Maile Alii.

Services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by husband, Dennis Sai; son, Keanu (Kina) Sai; daughter, Katherine (Kevin) Medeiros; brother, Robert (Lani) Reeves; sisters, Martha DeMello and Sister Rose Henry Reeves; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Iwao Yamasaki

Iwao Yamasaki, 94, of Hilo, died Dec. 13, 2020, at his residence. Born in Kurtistown, he was a retired employee of HELCO and a U.S. Army veteran.

Private services. In lieu of flowers and koden, contributions may be made to Hawaii Care Choices.

He is survived by spouse, Francine Yamasaki of Hilo; daughter, Laurie (Clifton) Ching of Honolulu; son, Ted (Brian) Yamasaki of Hilo; brothers, Terumi Yamasaki of Tennessee and George (Fukue) Yamasaki of Hilo; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Cynthia Oi

Cynthia Shizue Oi, 73, of Volcano, died Dec. 7, 2020, at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she was the assistant managing editor for news, acting city editor, news editor, features editor and copy editor for the former Honolulu Star-Bulletin and wrote the column “Under the Sun” for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Private services pending.

She is survived by companion Alan Matsuoka of Volcano; brothers, Thomas Oi of Kauai, James (Sandy) Oi of Hawaii Island, and Edward (Dale) Oi of Oahu; and sister, Lydia (Richard) Wojtowicz of Pennsylvania.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Alexander Kauahipaula Jr.

Alexander “Uncle Ball” Ikukalaihiku Kauahipaula Jr., 75, of Kailua-Kona, died Dec. 11, 2020, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Sept. 25, 1945 in Kaneohe, Oahu, he was a retired laborer and meat processor for United Meat Company in Honolulu.

Private service to be held at a later date.

He is survived by wife, Patricia Kauahipaula; sons, Patrick (Darolynne) Kauahipaula of Honolulu and Chain (Casey Kahakai) Kauahipaula; daughters, Kristie (Aaron) Laroya all of Kailua-Kona, and Misty (Ryan Balles) Kauahipaula of Honolulu; sisters, Cassandra Chan and Shanelle Yanagi both of Kaneohe, Oahu, Arlene (Robert) Bannister of Kailua, Oahu, Cindy (Alvin) Goshi, Amy (Calvin Cohan) Tom all of Honolulu, Danette (Tom) Hidley of Thailand, Johne Colohan of New York; brothers, Wayne (Soon Yi) Tom of Washington, Maxwell (Amelia) Tom of Hilo; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Hawaiian Cremation Services.

Darrell Okano

Darrell B. Okano, 62, of Holualoa, died Nov. 25, 2020, at his residence. Born in May 15, 1958, in North Kona, he was a Kona coffee and Macadamia Nut manager of a large family farm.

Private services will be held. The family asks that donations be made to Darrell’s favorite charity: Our Daily Bread Ministries, P.O. Box 2222, Grand Rapids, MI 49501, www.odb.org.

He is survived by sister, Laurie (James) Landowski of Kailua-Kona; niece, Nicole; and nephew, Timothy.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Angelina Alcosiba

Angelina “Angie” “Nana” Akana Alcosiba, 73, of Mountain View and Las Vegas, died Nov. 16, 2020, at her residence in Las Vegas. Born in Kona, she was a retired office manager at East Hawaii Cultural Center and attended church at Encourage Fellowship in Keaau.

Private services to be held.

She is survived by daughters, Andrea (Darren) Benevides of Hilo, Cindy (Neal) Nakamoto of Volcano, and Donna (Chris) Lee of Las Vegas; son, Tommy Alcosiba of Las Vegas; brothers, Alfonso (Anita) Belanio, Jeffrey (Judy) Belanio and Craig Belanio; sisters, Glenda (Danny) Shirley, Estralita (Frank) Campogan, Gail (John) Reyes and Althea (Rudy) Danao; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Phillip Saetveit

Phillip Martin Saetveit, 73, of Kurtistown died Dec. 2, 2020, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Rochester, New York, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

No known local survivors. Please call Dodo Mortuary Hilo at (808) 935-5751 if you have any information.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Melvin Moniz Sr.

Melvin “Mel” Wayne Moniz Sr., 74, of Hilo,, died Dec. 14, 2020, at his residence. Born in Hilo, he was a superintendent for Meadow Gold Dairies and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

No services.

He is survived by spouse, Frances Moniz of Hilo; sons, Melvin Moniz Jr. of Kailua-Kona and Christopher Moniz of Hilo; sister, Deborah (Jon) DeMello of Washington; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremaion Services.

James Keiter-Charles

James Kimo Keiter-Charles, 38, of Honokaa, died Nov. 24, 2020, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born February 22, 1982, in Honolulu, he was a CPS investigator for the State of Hawaii, a former basketball player for the UH-Hilo Vulcans and an avid ocean sportsman.

Services will be held at a later date.

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He is survived by wife, Cecile Walsh of Honokaa; parents, Charles Charles and Barbara Keiter of Mountain View; and brother, Scott Keiter-Charles of Las Vegas.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Kona.

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