Dwight Mitsuyoshi Sumida, 71, of Hilo died Dec. 14 at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Pahala, he was a retired associate professor of animal science for the University of Hawaii at Hawaii Community College, former assistant coach to Jimmy Yagi for the University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcans men’s basketball team and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Anela Nani Subdivision Kumiai. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 7) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers. Survived by wife, Elaine Sumida of Hilo; son, Derek (Jennifer) Sumida of New York; daughter, Carie Sumida of New York; brothers, Roy (Marilyn) Sumida of California and Cyrus (Myra) Sumida of Pahala; sister-in-law, Audrey Sumida of Kaneohe, Oahu; brothers-in-law, Larry (Hattie) Kanda of Pearl City, Oahu, and Walter (Beverly) Kanda of Honokaa; two grandchildren; aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Eugene “JoJo” Douglas Dela Cruz Sr., 75, of Honomu died Dec. 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honomu, he was a retired electrician and U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Monday (Jan. 8) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 7-9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 9) at Honomu Good Shepherd Church. Mass at 9:30 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by wife, Doreen Dela Cruz of Honomu; daughters, Tracy Anna Dela Cruz and Shelly Dela Cruz of Honomu, Jolyn Dela Cruz of West Virginia; son, Eugene Dela Cruz Jr. of Ninole; sisters, Carol Wain of Wahiawa, Oahu, Jan Hasegawa of Pepeekeo and Linda Kiyosuka of Wainaku; brother, Thomas Dela Cruz of Hilo; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.