Obituaries: 03-17-21

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Anna Cordero


Anna “Sui Lan” Kahakulani Cordero, 85, of Hilo, died March 7 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born July 26, 1935, in Kalapana, she was a pastor and one of the founders of the Gospel of Alpha and Omega Church in Hawaii, and worked at various Hilo businesses.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. March 27 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial at noon at Alae Cemetery. Family requests casual attire.

She is survived by daughter, Sanvelyn (Ronald) Matsuo of Hilo; sons, Anson Cordero and James (Haunani Medeiros) Cordero of Hilo; brothers, Peter Lee and Harry (Malisa) Lee of Hilo; sister, Gladys Lee of Hilo; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and great-grand-nieces.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Michael Suber

Michael “Mike” Andrew Suber Sr., 65, of Captain Cook died February 20 at Kona community Hospital. Born in Washington D.C. on Jan. 4, 1956, he was a member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church.

A 10 a.m. mass will be held on April 24, 2021 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire and no flowers. He is survived by his daughter, Loreal (Samiu) Faleofa of Kailua-Kona; son, Michael Suber Jr. of Kealakekua; brother, Bobby Suber of Mililani; five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yasuo Fukumitsu

Yasuo “Yasu” Fukumitsu, 92, of Kailua-Kona died March 7 at his residence. Born in Lanihau on July 24, 1928, he was a retired customer service agent for the former Aloha Airlines, a member of the Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, and an avid fisherman.

Private services will be held at a later date. The family requests please no flowers and no koden (monetary gifts).

He is survived by his wife, Edna Fukumitsu of Kailua-Kona; sons, Kelvin Fukumitsu of Honolulu and Jason (Heather) Fukumitsu of Simi Valley, CA.; daughter, Laurie (Scott Ono) Fukumitsu of Mililani; brothers, Kenji (Flora) Fukumitsu of Keopu and Isowo (Joanna) Fukumitsu of Pearl City; several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Richard Harrison

Richard Cormack Harrison, 76, of Captain Cook died March 3 at his residence. Born in DeKalb, Ill. on March 15, 1944, he was a self-employed electrical engineer and a member of the Rotary Club of Kona Mauka.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Harrison of Captain Cook; son, Benjamin Harrison of Volcano; brother, Robert (Cathy) Cormack of Grand Junction, CO.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary

Stephen Perreira Jr.

Stephen Anthony Perreira Jr., 76, of Kailua-Kona died March 9, 2021, in Kailua-Kona. He was born March 1, 1945, in Hilo and was owner of Buddy’s Sheet Metal.

He is survived by spouse Marilyn; sons Stephen A. (Lisa) Perreira III of Las Vegas, NV; Mark (Rebeca) Hotta of Waipio, Oahu; Michael (Roberta) Hotta of Waipio, Oahu; daughters Melony (David) NeSmith of La’ie, Oahu; Michelle (Pita) Mohetau of Arkansas; brother Robert Perreira of Hilo; sisters Myrna (Walter) Leite of Hilo; Stephanie Anderson of Hilo; Bernadette (Manuel) Amar of Hilo; 13 grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be posted on Services provided by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Emily Wilbur

Emily Becky Wilbur, 87, of Hilo, died Feb. 20 at home. She was born in Honolulu and was a retired real estate agent with Ariki Associates.

Services at a later date.

Preceded in death by son, Zane Pila, and survived by husband, Stanley E. Wilbur of Hilo; sons, Rodney (Cassie) Wilbur and Darren (Sunshine) Pila of Hilo, Ty (Laura) Pila of California; daughters, Stacy Ciz of Las Vegas and Rhonda (David) Yonamine of Honolulu; 19 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary

Kazuko Nohara

Kazuko Nohara, 95, of Hilo and Kapolei died on Feb. 16. Born in Hakalau, HI she was a cafeteria manager for several schools. Private inurnment service to be held at a later date.

She is survived by daughters, Marsha (Frederick) Chau of Kapolei, Bobbilyn (Bonifacio Jr.) Garalde of Aiea, Dawn (Brian) Inaba of Holualoa; brother Lyndon Satoru (June) Oshiro of California; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary

Norma Felipe

Norma Odasco Felipe, 79, of Pepeekeo, died March 9, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born on Dec. 24, 1941 in Mangumit, Canlubang, Laguna, Philippines she worked for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company. She also was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou, and Hawaii and Pepeekeo Senior Citizen.

Friends may call March 26 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Visitation from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Face masks and social distancing required. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section).

She is survived by daughters, Flordeliza (Sam) Antolin of Hilo, Evelyn (Patrick) Figueira of La Quita, CA and Jocelyn (Joshule) Johnston of Kona; sons, Allan (Joely) Felipe and Geronimo (Charmaine) Felipe of Hilo; brothers, Rolando Odasco, Pedro (Rose) Odasco, Guillermo (Myrna) Odasco of Pepeekeo and Rentao Odasco of Pepeekeo, Gregorio (Luzviminda) Odasco of Hilo; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary

Sheridan Kobayashi


Sheridan Howard Kobayashi, 75, of Hilo died on Mar. 5 in Keaau. Born in Hilo, he was employed for the State of Hawaii, Department of Agriculture.

Private services will be held at a later date. Survived by sons, Neil (Daintry) Kobayashi of Keaau, Sean Kobayashi of Keaau; brothers, Thomas (Elaine Nakatani) Harrison of Hilo, Michael Kobayashi of Hilo, Terrill (Gail) Harrison of Hilo, Leslie Estrella of Hilo; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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