Obituaries: December 29, 2020

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Charles Iseri


Charles “Charlie” Iseri, 86, of Hilo, died Dec. 21, 2020, at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Facility. He was a retired industrial arts teacher from Hilo High School, Honoka’a High School, and Kalaniana’ole Intermediate School, a former instructor for the Hilo Ki-Aikido Club in Hilo, a member of the Prostate Cancer Support Group and Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Private services held. The family requests that flowers, koden (monetary offerings), gifts, or donations be omitted.

He is survived by wife, Ella Iseri of Hilo; daughter, Leanne (Greg) Kirk of Santa Monica, California; sister, Etsuko Furukawa of Honolulu; brother, Arthur (Irene) Iseri of Pearl City, Oahu; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Teodorico Mendoza Jr.

Teodorico “Tidi” Mendoza Jr., 69, of Pepeekeo, died Nov. 27, 2020, at his residence. Born in Hilo, he was worked at the Hakalau and Wainaku Plantations, Hilo Coast Processing Co., Gay and Robinson, Aloha Machine and Welding Company, Parsons Inc., Critchfield Pacific Inc., and AZCO; was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hakalau Senior Citizens, Pepeekeo Filipino Club, ILWU Pension Club, Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 675, Pepeekeo Volunteer Firefighters, Hilo Coast Fishing Association, Aloha Machine and Welding Bowling Team, US Bowling Club, East Hawaii Aquaculture Group; and volunteered fpr numerous community projects that included the Pepeekeo Volunteer Fire Station, Big Island International Marathon and Sakada Day celebrations.


Private services will be held.

He is survived by wife, Lorraine Mendoza of Pepeekeo; daughters, Lorilyn (Zachary) Montizor of Orchidland, Tanya (Stan) Sato of Hawaiian Acres, Marissa (Chad Grace) Mendoza of Keaau, and Kacie (Keleka) Hookano of Kaneohe, Oahu; brothers, Duane (Judy) Mendoza of Hilo, Benjamin Mendoza of Kona, Randall Mendoza and Clay Mendoza, both of Pepeekeo and Paul (Lei) Mendoza of Keaau; eight grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

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