Obituaries: September 21, 2021

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Yoshito Omuro

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Yoshito “Bombo” Omuro, 95, of Ola‘a, died Aug. 7, 2021, in Waipahu, Oahu. He was a former machinist with the former Puna Sugar and Ka‘u Sugar Plantations and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran.

Private services will be held at a later date in Hilo. Interment will take place at the East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Hilo.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dolores Oskins

Dolores Teresa “Dee” Oskins, 85, of Keaau, died Sept. 5, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hakalau, she was a retired office manager with Oskins Electric.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Friends may also call at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section, for a graveside commital service. Casual attire.

She is survived by husband, Jack Oskins of Keaau; sons, Vernon (Rhonda) Medeiros of Kurtistown, Mike (Cindy) Oskins of Hilo, and Mark (Valerie) Oskins and Melvin (Sharri) Oskins of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Johnalyn Hanohano of Keaau and Alicia (Paul) Kekela of Hilo; brother, Ronald (Betty) DeLima of Hilo; 21 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Lillian Naihe

Lillian Muriel Naihe, 83, of Hilo, died Aug. 27, 2021, at her residence. Born Oct. 9, 1937, in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Friends may call for visitattion from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 24 at Dodo Mortuary chapel; private service and burial to follow. Casual attire.

She is survived by sons, Ricky Naihe and Bert (Darilyn) Naihe, all of Hilo, and Darren (Cindy) Naihe of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Lana Naihe of Hilo; brothers, Larry (Shirley) Castillias of Hawaiian Beaches and Ronald Castillias of Hilo; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Craig Kimura

Craig Cass Kimura, 72, of Waimea, died Aug. 27, 2021, at his residence. Born in Hilo, he was a retired dentist.

Private services held.

He is survived by wife, Sally Kimura of Waimea; daughters, Caitlin Kimura and Cecily Kimura, both of Seattle; sister-in-law, Denise Hamby of Cogan Station, Pennsylvania; and a niece, Keri Kimura of Southwest Harbor, Maine.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Raymond Mauk

Raymond Lester Mauk, 76, of Keaau, died Sept. 6, 2021, at his residence. Born in Portland, Oregon, he was a truck driver and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Private services.

He is survived by wife, Ruihua Li of Keaau; daughter, Cynthia Mauk of Longview, Washington; sister, Janice Mauk of Hillsboro, Oregon; grandchildren, Nickolas Searles of Oregon City, Oregon, and Amber Searles of Vancouver, Washington.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Primrose Pelekane

Primrose “Rosie”, “Aunty Rosie” Lehuanani Pelekane, 59, of Kailua-Kona, died Sept. 15, 2021, at her residence. Born Oct.1, 1961 in Honolulu, she was a former teacher for The Salvation Army Keiki Ohana Day Care, sales associate for Ross Stores and Macy’s Makalapua, a teacher for Head Start Pre-School and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Friends may call from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 25 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 75-230 Kalani St., in Kailua-Kona, for a drive-through visitation. Service at noon may be attended by family and friends who are vaccinated. For information, contact George at (808) 785-3276.

She is survived by husband, George Pelekane; daughter, Kamaile Pelekane both of Kailua-Kona; siblings, Doreen Pascua of Honolulu, Darcine (Kurt) Jarrett of Utah, April (Ron) Chamberlain of Nevada, Timothy Kamaka of Alaska, Zachary (Leneva) Kapule of Kailua-Kona; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

David Kaulia Sr

David “Kawika” Kaulia Sr., 65, of Kailua-Kona, died Sept. 9, 2021, at Kona Community Hospital. Born May 28, 1956, in Honolulu, he was a school bus driver for the state, construction laborer for Hawaiian Dredging, driver for Speedi-Shuttle, member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a volunteer who assisted with feeding the homeless, caregiver of the sickly, drove senior members to their appointments and entertained the elderly at senior care facilities.

Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day-Saints, 75-230 Kalani St., in Kailua-Kona, for a drive-through visitation.

He is survived by wife, Cindy Kaulia of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Florajo (Simeamativa) Kaulia of Redding, California, Georgette (Bert) Kaulia of Kalaoa, Seraphine Kaulia-Alapai of Kailua-Kona, Suzanne (Hawila) Kaulia and Heavenly Lani Kaulia-Alani, both of Hookena, and Mahina (Greg) Alapai of Kailua-Kona; sons, David (Alyssa) Kaulia Jr. and Alapai (Rodney) Kaulia, both of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Doreen Adams of Nanakuli, Oahu, Debra (Carl) Ayala of Kihei, Maui, Donnalyn Kaulia of Wailuku, Maui and Dayna Kaulia-Webb of Kihei, Maui; brothers, Daniel (Wendy) Kaulia of Wailuku, Maui, Donald (Wendy) Kaulia of Nanakuli, Oahu and Dwayne Kaulia of Wailuku, Maui; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Joseph Abril Sr.

Joseph Jose Abril Sr., 89, of Hilo and formerly of Wailuku, Maui, died Sept. 12, 2021, at a private care home. He retired as a general foreman for Honolulu Shipyard Inc., and was an avid golfer and former member of Sandalwood Golf Course and Pukalani Country Club on Maui.

Private services. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes will be held at a later date. No flowers. No Koden (monetary offerings).

He is survived by daughters, Rose Marie Abril of San Francisco and Beverly (Curtis) Beck of Hilo; sons, Thomas Abril of Mililani, Oahu, Mark (Carole) Abril of Hilo, Victor Abril of Honolulu, Joseph Abril Jr. of Daly City, California, Wesley (Grace) Abril of Simi Valley, California and Michael (Nanette) Abril of Tracy, California; sisters, Marcy Akao of Hilo, Marie Abril of Kona, Vicky Yanagawa of Kona, Dora Scarr of Las Vegas, Mary Bentley of Las Vegas, Monica Layman of Honolulu, Candida Abril of Kona and Pauline Butters of Kona; brothers, Alfonso Abril of Honolulu and John Abril of Kona; Marlo Cloutier of Pleasanton, California; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Calvin Tanouye

Calvin “Cal” Tanouye, 74, of Hilo died July 27, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was the owner of Cal’s 76 Service Station. Services will take place at a later date.

He is survived by partner, Charlotte Hamada; children, Gavin Tanouye, Anne (Sam Hauanio) Tanouye, and Ian (Crystal Robledo) Tanouye; sisters, Marie (James) Fernandez, and Sandi (Eric) Moore; hanai children, Calvin Hamada, Jelden Hamada, Kelinn Hamada, and Blaiselin Hamada; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dolores Tavares

Dolores Bernice Isabel Perreira Tavares, 93, of Hilo, died Sept. 11, 2021, at her residence. Born in Pahoa, she worked as a secretary at Pepe’ekeo School and retired from Kalaniana’ole School, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Young Ladies Institute (YLI), Portuguese Cultural Club, St. Joseph Catholic Church Aloha Choir, and the Pokeno Club.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Dodo Mortuary chapel for a 6 p.m. service. Friends may also call at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 at Papaikou Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for Mass; graveside committal services will follow at the Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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She is survived by sons, Michael Tavares Sr. of Hilo, Robert (Verna) Tavares Sr. of Captain Cook, and Earl Tavares of Kailua-Kona; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.