Obituaries for February 14

Emily K. Waipa Among, 102, of Honolulu died Jan. 13. She was born in Puna. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire; flowers welcome. Survived by daughter, Winona K. Silva; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

Tsurue “Tee” Higa, 100, of Hilo died Jan. 13 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Halaula, North Kohala, she was a retired salesperson for the former Singer Sewing Co. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Melvin (Lenore) Higa of Honolulu; daughters, Lillian Shimabukuro of Mountain View, Pearl Lidji of New York City and Naomi (Jon) Nelson of State College, Pa.; sisters, Asako Jitchaku and Shizuko Miyashiro of Hilo; sister-in-law, Kimiko Higa of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Fukuichi (Masae) Higa of Mountain View; five grandsons and two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Yoshio Koji, 98, of Hilo, formerly of Ookala, died Jan. 29 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired garage clerk for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., former television and radio repairman, former member of Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission and U.S. Army World War II veteran of 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, Co. D. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughter, Laverne Miyazono of Hilo; son, Duane Koji of Hilo; sister, Hanae Irie of Pepeekeo; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Edmund “Clyde” Puana, 79, of Keaau died Jan. 30. He was a retired state employee and U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. Private services at a later date. Call Nani at 651-7832 for information. Survived by wife, Pearl F. Puana; children, Claudette Skillin, Roselin Olson, Edmund Puana, Benjamin Puana, Wayne Puana, Bruce Puana, Linda Robins, Patti Dias, Edith Pereira, Haunani Meatoga and George Christian; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Warden J. Waugh, 91, of Pahoa died Feb. 8 at home. Born in Table Rock, W.Va., he was a retired repairman for Mission Viejo (Calif.) Country Club, U.S. Army veteran and member of East Hawaii Church of Christ. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 20) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Graveside urn committal service noon Wednesday (Feb. 21) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Irene Waugh; son, Stephen Waugh of Mission Viejo; stepson, Daniel (Shalini) Roberts of Pahoa; two granddaughters; other family. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Farris Dean Wilson, 80, of Mountain View died Feb. 11 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Excelsior Springs, Mo., he was a substitute teacher and U.S. Air Force veteran. Graveside urn committal service noon Thursday (Feb. 15) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Wake service 1 p.m. at Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Richard “Dylan” (Tiffany Shepherd) Wilson of Salt Lake City, Israel Wilson of Hilo and Flynn (Emily Hedges) Wilson of Salt Lake City; sister, Ruth Mordoe of Excelsior Springs; a grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ronald Karl Winters, 75, of Pahoa died Feb. 6 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Hagerstown, Md., he was a landscaping foreman and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Private services. Survived by wife, Kathleen M. Winters of Pahoa; sons, Louie Perry of Nanawale Estates, Ronney (Renee) Winters of Orchidland Estates and Robert T. Winters of Pahoa; daughter, Janice Vicente of Kauai; sisters, Delores Seal, Margie Clark and Barbara Snowburger of Hagerstown; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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