Obituaries: July 12, 2021

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Harumi Oda

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Harumi Mildred Oda, 103, of Kailua-Kona, died April 14, 2021, at Kona Community Hospital. Born March 15, 1918, in Kealakekua, she was a nutritionist with the University of Hawaii and a member of Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Hiroshima Kenjin Kai, Kainaliu Kumiai and Na Kupuna O Kona Ali’i Hula Halau.

Private services held. The family requests no flowers or koden (monetary offerings).

She is survived by daughters, Marcia Hiromasa of Honolulu and Patricia (Fumio) Murasaki of Captain Cook; sisters, Doris Soma of Honolulu, and Janet (Ted) Kawamoto of Honalo; brother, Robert (Anne) Sunada of Cerritos, California; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Walter Aymond

Walter Edgar Aymond, 75, of Hilo, died June 25, 2021, at his residence. Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, he was a counselor and teacher.

Private services.

He is survived by sisters, Barbara (Henry Holthaus) Aymond Alethea of Waimanalo, Oahu, and Ann (Bill) Hart of Seattle; brothers, Michael (Leah) Aymond of Pensacola, Florida, and John Aymond of Volcano; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Herbert Schmeltz

Herbert Albert “Bud” Schmeltz, 85, of Puako, died July 4, 2021, at his residence. Born July 23, 1935 in San Diego, he was a retired merchant marine engineer for Matson.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. July 13 at Pua Ka Ilima Historical Surf Park (Kawaihae Harbor) for a celebration of life. A paddle out from the breakwall will follow at 9 a.m.

He is survived by wife, Peg Schmeltz of Puako; son, Bremen Schmeltz of Honolulu; daughters, Chelsea Lindsey, and Doriana Migliara both of Colorado; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Nora David

Nora Pi’ilani David, 81 of Honoka’a, died June 18, 2021 at her home. Born in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, she was a homemaker.

Private services to be held.

She is survived by son, James (Linda) McGivern of Honoka’a; step-sons, Samuel (Yolanda) David and Charles David of Honoka’a; step-daughters, Helen David, and Louise (Jeff) Muskat of Waimea, and Charis (Duane) Whitherspoon; brothers, Clarence (Ruby) Surigao of Oahu, and Roy Surigao of Hilo; sisters, Helen (Virgil) Wilcutt of Texas, and Leilani Surigao of Hilo; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Malcolm Lorenzo

Malcolm Lorenzo, 56, of Honoka’a, died June 24, 2021, at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Honoka’a, he was a light equipment operator at Maunakea Beach Hotel, and a member of Waipi’o Valley Taro Farmers Association, and ILWU.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. July 16 Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo for a service. Friends may also call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 17 at 46-3926 Honoka’a-Waipi’o Road for a celebration of life.

He is survived by partner, Heidi McCarroll; mother, Pansy Ah Puck Lorenzo Kawabata; sons, Chauncey (Tiffany) Hatico, Chance Lorenzo, Orion (Nicole) Stevens, and David Stevens; daughters, Shaunte Hatico, Sunni Lorenzo, and Jade (Aaron) Stevens; brothers, Lawrence (Henrietta) Lorenzo Jr., and Samson Lorenzo; sisters, Verdean (Thomas) Pahi’o, and Elaine (Christopher) Lorenzo; 11 grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Takeo Tamashiro

Takeo “Take” Tamashiro, 89, of Hilo, died May 16, 2021, at a private care home. Born in Mountain View, he was an insurance advisor and a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Private services held. Family requests no flowers and no koden (monetary gifts).

He is survived by sisters, Shirley Yahata and Ruthie (Ken) Sakamoto, all of Torrance, California, and Joan Akamine of Gardena, California; sister-in-law, Jean Tamashiro of Hilo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jordan Hao

Jordan Kealohi Kekaunamakaho’omaopopoikeolamauloa Hao, 27, of Kailua-Kona, died June 22, 2021, in Utah. Born in Utah, he was an IT Analyst for doTERRA and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Friends may call at 9 a.m. July 17 at Dodo Mortuary chapel; celebration of life at 10. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

He is survived by parents, Stanford and Heidi Hao; grandmothers, Rosario Marie Hao and Deanna Kaimikaua; siblings, Joe (Miki) Hao, Kalu (Tsugi) Oyama, Jarom (Titi) Hao, Jared (Celeste) Hao, Jesse Hao, and Jenna (Iona) Teriipaia; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Susanna Aranaydo

Susanna Sarme Aranaydo, 82, of Keaau, died June 4, 2021, at a care home. Born Dec. 8, 1938, in Papaikou, she was a retired cashier from Sack ‘N Save.

Friends may call at 8 a.m. July 23 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo for a 10:30 a.m. service. Burial follows at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. The family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by sons, Zachary (Alfreda Hart) Aranaydo of Waimea, Andre (Lorene) Aranaydo and Howard (Marilyn) Aranaydo of Keaau, Kevin (Nora) Aranaydo of Pahoa; daughter, Christy (Don) Coloma of Keaau; brother, Manuel Sarme of Keaau; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jane Doi

Jane Kikuno Doi, 84, of Hilo, died May 13, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Jan. 22, 1937, in Hilo, she was a retired registered nurse for Hilo Medical Center and member of Glad Tidings Church, Hilo Hospital Retirees and Nohea Street Kumiai.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. July 17 at Glad Tidings Church in Hilo for an 11 a.m. service. Friends may also call at 9 a.m. July 19 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 committal shelter for an urn committal service. The family requests casual attire be worn.

She is survived by sons, Jonathan (Maxine Millard) Doi and Stanford Doi of Hilo; daughters, Sonolynne (Brian Takaba) Flores of Honolulu, and Lissa (Bryan) Paresa of Hilo; brothers, Don (Jane) Okinaka of Kailua, Oahu, Robert (Pauline) Okinaka and Stanley (Carol Tokuda) Okinaka of Hilo; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Veronica Awong

Veronica Elizabeth Awong, 94, of Honokaa, died June 25, 2021, at Kohala Hospital. Born in Hamakua, she was a retired storekeeper for the former Awong Brothers Store and was a member of the Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Friends may call at 2:30 p.m. July 17 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Laupahoehoe for Mass. Burial will follow at the church cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

She is survived by husband, Gilbert Awong of Honokaa; daughters, Beverly (Stanley) Cypriano and Ellen Case of Honokaa; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joseph Pacheco Sr.

Joseph Pacheco Sr., 80, of Ninole, died June 24, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Wainaku in 1940, he was a buggy driver for the Hilo Coast Sugar Plantation.

He is survived by wife, Rose Pacheco; sons, Joey Pacheco of Hawaiian Acres, Jonas Pacheco of Ninole, and Jason (Darlene) Pacheco of Wainaku; brothers, Juan (Julia) Pacheco of Wainaku and Wilfred Pacheco of Waimea; sisters, Evelyn (Mario) Fernandez of Hilo, Carol AhPuck of Papaaloa, and Gina Labisores of Volcano; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Virginia Kaikala

Virginia Wehilani Hau Kaikala, 62, of Kealakekua, died July 6, 2021, in Kealakekua. She was born April 21, 1959, in Wailuku, Maui.

Private services will be held.

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She is survived by sons Randolph (Nisha) Kaikala Jr. of Tacoma, Washington and Ti-Jay Swann of Honolulu; daughters, Theone Kaikala of Tacoma, Washington, Ebony (Richard Rodriguez) Kaikala of Kealakekua, and Lori Ann Kawaakoa of Maui; brother, Ralph (Kathy) Piimauna of Maui; sisters, Sadie Piimauna of Kealakekua, Nancy Ann (Rush) Micky and Pumehana Piimauna, all of Honolulu, and Gladys Hoopii of Maui; one grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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