Obituaries: April 21, 2021

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Momoyo Maehira


Momoyo Maehira, 89 of Kukuihaele and Hilo, died March 21, 2021, at her residence. Born in Kona, she was a retired restaurant cook at Honoka’a Club Restaurant and Kimi’s Restaurant, and a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin.

Private services held. No koden; monetary donations may be made to Hawaii Care Choices (Hospice of Hilo) in her memory.

She is survived by son, Gaillane (Deborah) Maehira of Hilo; daughters, Glynnis (Ron) Dolan and Patti (Kean) Umeda, all of Hilo, and Faye (Myles) Azeka of Lihue, Kauai; brother, Steve (Dorothy) Shimizu of Laguna Woods, CA; sisters, Betty Morioka of Honolulu, and Sue Tanaka of Seattle; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lucy Meyer

Lucy Wainee Ynigues Meyer, 92, of Hilo, died March 30, 2021, at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Waipunalei, she was a retired Postmaster for the Laupahoehoe Post Office.

Private services to be held.

She is survived by son, Lionel (Carol) Meyer of Hilo; daughter, Karen (Darrell) Meyer of Pepeekeo; brother, Thomas Ynigues of Honolulu; sister, Beatrice (Edwin) Narte of Los Angeles; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

James Perreira

James “Kimo” Ryan Perreira, 74, of Hilo, died March 11, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Aug. 28, 1946, in Hilo, he was a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran, a merchant marine, worked for Hair Tree on Oahu and at Rainbow Hair Designs in Hilo, managed Pi’ilani Apartments, and held an active real estate license.

Private services held.

He is survived by brothers, Louis (Sharon) Perreira Jr., Manuel Perreira, Paul Perreira, and John Perreira; five sisters, Audrey AhSing, Sister Agatha, Judy Vincent, Susan Weber, and Penny Oliveira; partner, Lee McClusky; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunties, and uncles.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Job Tavares

Job Keola “Jobby” Tavares, 32, of Honokaa, died Feb. 17, 2021, in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was a Waipio Valley taro farmer, carpenter and small engine mechanic and member of New Beginnings Assembly of God Church in Waimea.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 for at Dodo Mortuary carport in Hilo for a drive-through visitation.

He is survived by wife, Mariah Toledo-Tavares of Honokaa; daughters, Hawea Toledo-Tavares and Tehillah Toledo-Tavares of Honokaa; mother and step-father, Beth and Mario Manriquez of Waimea; father, Clifford Tavares of Puna; sister, Teala Tavares of Pahoa; brothers, Clifford-Tyson (Ashley) Tavares of Texas, Mario (Shyla) Manriquez and Jose (Kenya-rae Kelly) Manriquez of Waimea; maternal grandfather, Alva (Tiare) Anderson of Kona; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kyle Takeshima

Kyle Kameji Kawehiwehi-O-Kalani Takeshima, 38, of Hilo, died March 1, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a server at restaurants in Honolulu and Hilo, a fisherman, free diver and a car and motorcycle enthusiast.

Private services held.

He is survived by father, Maurice Takeshima of Hilo; mother, Marian (Michael) Brown of Hilo; brother, Greg (Erin) Takeshima of Honolulu; an uncle; and aunts, cousins and two nieces.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

David Matsuura

David M. Matsuura, 57, of Hilo, died April 18, 2020, at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Allahabad, India, he was a farmer, businessman and a former state senator.

Private services held.


He is survived by wife, Elizabeth Matsuura of Hilo; son, Matthew Matsuura of Hilo; daughters, Joy Matsuura, Grace Matsuura, Faith Matsuura and Hope Matsuura, all of Hilo; mother, Ruth Matsuura of Kurtistown; brothers, Peter (Wendy) Matsuura and Stephen (Luanne) Matsuura of Hilo and Andrew (Sonya) Matsuura of Kurtistown; sisters, Marlene (Alan) Tamashiro and Caroline Wong of Hilo; three grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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