Obituaries: September 30, 2021

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Shirleyann Oguma

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Shirleyann Leina’ala (Lewandoski) Oguma, 75, of Mountain View, died Sept. 6, 2021, at her residence. Bornb May 2, 1946, in Hana, Maui on May 2, 1946, she was retired from J&J Hardware in Hilo and was a member of the VFW Post 3830 in Pahoa.

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

She is survived by children, Edward (Denise) Oguma, Cheryl Oguma, Leslie (Leasha) Oguma, and Penney Oguma; brother, Herman (Grace) Moore; sisters, Haunani (Tom) Pedro and Carol (Ted) Pa’ao’ao; 17 mo’opuna; and 23 mo’opuna nui.

Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.

Anna Texeira

Anna Texeira, 73, of Hilo, died Sept. 22, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Aug. 1, 1948, in Austria, she was the proprietress of Business Automation, Inc. in Hilo.

Services will be held at a later date.

She is survived by husband, Michael Texeira of Hilo; daughter, Claudia Texeira of Orange County, California; sons, Jon Texeira, Nicholas Texeira and Matthew Texeira of Hilo; and 10 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tina Yamada

Tina Taeko Yamada, 88, of Hilo, died Sept. 22, 2021, at Kona Community Hospital. Born July 4, 1933 in Sendai, Japan, she was a retired State of Hawaii visitor information assistant and member of Community of Christ Church.

Private service held.

She is survived by daughters, Dale (Ken) Ross of Kailua-Kona, Jeri (Wayne) Fukunaga of Kealakekua, and Toni (David) Wall of Washington; son, Sean Yamada of Hilo; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Lenelle Artuyo

Lenelle Nalaielua Artuyo, 65, of Waimea, died Aug. 19, 2021, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Sept. 10, 1955, in Kealakekua, he was a heavy equipment operator and a rock setter.

Private service held. Condolences may be sent to Naalei Liana, PO Box 1472, Kamuela, HI 96743.

He is survived by mother, Naalei (Keoki) Liana of Waimea; son, Kala Kaawa of Honolulu; brothers, Rudy (Cappy) Artuyo, and Norman (Susan Autry) Bruce all of Honolulu; sisters, Leinaala (Chuck) Chibulka of California, and Zena Beall, Hailama Revera both of Kawaihae; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Jamadene Greene

Jamadene “Tono” Louise Greene, 50, of Kailua-Kona, died Aug. 17, 2021, at Kona Community Hospital. Born Feb. 17, 1971, in Honolulu, she was a cashier for Easley Corporation.

Service information to be announced at a later date.

She is survived by life partner, Jerry Conn; daughter, Kira Conn; parents, Alfred and Momi Greene Sr. all of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Chris (Carrie Brabant) Greene of California, Gem (Luana) Ahina, Justin (Noelani) Greene, and Alfred Greene Jr.; sisters, Jamie (Gilbert) Acol Sr., and Jamesy (Darrin Maruichi) Greene; hanai brother, Randy Ciriako all of Kailua-Kona; and numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephew.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Edward Asuncion

Edward Asuncion, 74, of Pahoa, died Sept. 21, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born Oct. 28, 1946, in Honolulu, he was a retired mason and he belonged to Hawaii Mason and Plasterers Union Local 630.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by children, Edeen (Henry Acia) Gouveia of Hilo, Ruby (Robert) Kobayashi and Christine (Russel) Asuncion-Mattos of Keaau and Edward Asuncion of Hawaiian Beaches; siblings, Lynette (Ronald) Retuta, Rosaline (Paul) Auna of Honolulu, Angel Asuncion, Helena Asuncion, Clayton (Eileen) Asuncion, Kirk Asuncion and Shirley Crawley of Honolulu and Angel (Gail) Sarong of Hawaiian Beaches; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one-great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Roland Grace Sr.

“Tubby” Roland Lanakila Grace Sr., 65, of Pahala, died Sept. 7, 2021, at Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born Sept. 9, 1955, in Kealakekua, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard, was a former Park Ranger for Hawaii Volcano National Park, a football and boxing coach, an educational assistant for Ka’u High School Agriculture class, an operation manager, heavy machinery operator and last employed as a security officer for RMT Enterprise.

Services will be held at a later date.

He is survived by wife, Rayven Ke Grace of Pahala; children, Robyn Grace and Roland (Tracy) Grace Jr. of Holualoa, Kekai (John) Dow of Kailua-Kona, Lono (Ray) Leota of Puakalehua, Heanu Grace of Pu’uko’a, Healani (Pernell) Hanoa of Mark Twain Estates and Pohai (Larry) Grace of Na’alehu; siblings, Hano Grace Jr. of Captain Cook, Gordon (Henrilyn) Grace of Opihihale, Ryan (Lorelei) Grace Jr.of Pu’ukala, Bryan (Renee) Grace Sr. of Captain Cook, Darryl (Leona) Grace Sr. of Kealakekua and Raylene (Rohitkumar) Patel of Fruit Land Park, Florida; hanai daughters, Hulali (Shaine) Kuilipule of Pahala, and Damie Campogan of Holualoa; hanai sons, Paulo (Mele) Ke of Kaloko and Ralph Tapiro of Holualoa; 23 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robert Fitts Sr.

Robert Dale Fitts Sr., 86, of Kailua-Kona, died Sept. 19, 2021, at his residence. Born Dec. 22, 1934 in Sweetwater, Texas, he was a minister, author and educator.

Services will be held Oct. 9. Email dad80kona@gmail.com for location and/or messages of condolences.

He is survived by wife, Johnnie Fitts; sons, Bob (Kathy) Fitts Jr. all of Kailua-Kona, and David (Stacey) Fitts; daughters. Rebecca (Mark) Thomason, Debbie (Darren) Friedl, and Melanie (John) Thomason all of California, and Judith (David) Cunningham, and Annie (Mike) Sundseth all of Kailua-Kona; brother, Royce Fitts of Arizona; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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John Schofield

John K. Schofield, 74, of Waimea, died Sept. 25, 2021. Any surviving family members please contact Ballard Family Mortuary Kona at (808) 334-0009.