Rodney “Butchie” “Bugsy” Hooheno Clark Sr., 75, of Hilo died Feb. 27 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he retired from Hawaii Electric Light Co. and was a member of Haili Church, Hilo Jaycees rooster and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Sunday (March 11) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Graveside committal service 9 a.m. Monday (March 12) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Karen L. Clark of Hilo; son, Rodney H. (Nyra Dee) Clark Jr. of Hilo; daughter, Stephanie Clark of Hilo; sisters, Leilani (Clement Sr.) Malani of Hilo, Laverne Sylva of Kona, Pauline (Ron) Hirai, Sharon (Del) Scott and Janet Uchida of Oahu, Lillian (Ed) Noll of Oregon; brother, Joe (Kathy) Hirata of Oahu; two grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Albert Emilio Corpuz, 67, of Pearl City, Oahu, died Jan. 28 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired mechanical engineering technician for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, founder and senior pastor for Tree of Life Christian Fellowship and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Monday (March 12) at Borthwick Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Oahu. Service 10-11 a.m. Burial 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com. Survived by wife, R. Ezell Truss Corpuz of Pearl City; sisters, Laura (Dominador) Padilla of Hilo, Lorraine (Bill) Hubbard of Pahoa and Nancy (Freddie) Martinez of Hilo; brother, Dado (Carleen) Corpuz of Hilo; stepsons, Wilbur Stewart Truss of California, Tony Manzano of Kailua-Kona, Darren Manzano of Washington and Ryan Manzano of Honolulu; stepdaughter, Laura Deuz of California; nieces, nephews, stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and cousins.
Lonnie Joe Grimes, 64, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Indianapolis, he was a retired aircraft mechanic, U.S. Navy veteran and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Naalehu. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (March 10) at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ka‘u Ward, Naalehu. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by son, Quinntin Kaawa of Naalehu; daughters, Maelynn Grimes of Indianapolis and Jolynn Grimes of Honolulu; sisters, Ruth Balch of Fort Worth, Texas, and Juanita Jacobs of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
James “Kimo” “Cap” Kaili, 87, of Hilo died Feb. 10 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation &Nursing Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired delivery driver for Chevron, former Hilo Gospel of Salvation Church pastor and member of New Hope Church. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday (March 10) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by former spouse and caregiver, Paula Vinoskey of Hilo; sister, Winona Batalona of Honolulu; sons, Matthew (Vivian) Kaili of Kona, Mark Kaili of Hilo and Luke Kaili of Honolulu; daughters, Kathy Kaili of Nevada, Lokelani (Eli) Kipili‘i, Napua (Trent) Nihau and Iwalani (Trace) Waltjen of Hilo; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Javier “V” Angel Villesca, 69, of Hilo, formerly of East Chicago, Ind., died March 1 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, he was a retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant and worked for HSI Security and Aloha Security. Visitation 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 7) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by, wife, Il Son Villesca; children, Sony (Darilyn) Villesca, Jennifer (Russell Mendez) Villesca and Vanessa (Clarence Cottrell) Villesca; sisters, Estela (Jesus Alfredo) Ocana, Elsa (Jose Luis) Espinoza, Sylvia (Andres M.) Nunez and Thelma (Guillermo) Del Toro; brother, Vincent (Yolanda) Acevez; two grandchildren; other family and friends. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
The late Myron Takeji Okubo’s middle name was submitted incorrectly for an obituary published Thursday.