Obituaries for April 11

Mark Charles Carpenter, 72, of South Kohala died April 3 at home. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was a real estate professional, physicist and woodworker. Private services. Survived by wife, Stephanie Carpenter of South Kohala; brother, John Carpenter of Hayes, Va.; sister, Rosemary Baker of Newport News, Va.; hanai brother, Richard Cohn of Mill Valley, Calif. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Obituaries for April 10

Doris M. Aoki, 100, of Hilo died April 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Riverside, Calif., she was a homemaker and member of New Hope Church, where she was an original elder and head of its prayer group. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Sunday (April 15) at New Hope Church, 840 Kupulau Road in Hilo. Funeral service at 3 p.m. Private committal services at a later date. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Stanley Aoki of Hilo; daughter, Alicia (David) Shinn of Lemoore, Calif.; brother, Charles Fujimoto of Riverside.; sisters, Lily Taka and Mable Zink of Riverside; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 9

Kimie “Lillian” Tanihiro, 90, of Hilo died March 4 at home. Born in Kahei, Kohala, she was retired from the former Yamamoto Credit Jewelers, attended Hawaii Island Adult Care and was a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Hiroshima Kenjin Kai. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday (April 14) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Patrick (Doreen) Tanihiro of Hilo; daughters, Lorna (Francisco Ramos) Hanamoto and Jo Ann (Robert S. Lee Jr.) Abe of Hilo; daughter-in-law, Alinor Emi Tanihiro of Kauai; sisters-in-law, Olive Y. Narimatsu, Nobuko Nishimura, Michiko (Richard) Uchimura and Rosalie Takayama of Hilo, Thelma Cook of Washington state; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 7

Sharron Marie Henry, 72, of Keaau died March 31 at Hawaii Care Choices’ Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Texas, she was a retired Department of Public Works secretary. No services. Survived by husband, Arthur F. Henry; son, Frederick A. Henry; daughter, Kimberly M. Henry. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 6

Shigeko Higashi, 95, of Hilo died March 13 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Naalehu, she was a homemaker and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Visitation 4-5 p.m. April 13 at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo followed by memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Howard (Donna Dodd) Higashi of Hilo; daughters, Corinne Tsue and Lorna (Jeff) Higashi-Tsue of Hilo; sisters, Florence Nagata of Gardena, Calif., and Suyeko Leu of Kaneohe, Oahu; brother-in-law, Takashi Aragaki of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Hiroko Sally Nagata of Hilo and Itsue Hino of Ahualoa; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 5

Joseph Abelaye Jr., 75, of Keaau died March 27 at home. Born in Pahala, he was a retired training manager for Robert’s Hawaii Tours. No services planned. Survived by his wife, children, mother, sisters, brothers, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Obituaries for April 4

Vera Amoy Aina Ermatinger, 87, of Ogden, Utah, died March 10 at home. Born in Hilo, she was an Air Force wife, world traveler and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Services and burial held in Utah. Survived by children, Jim (Lillian) Ermatinger, Rex (Rita) Ermatinger, Janice Ermatinger, Alex Ermatinger, Bryan (Donna) Ermatinger and Kalikolehua Kanaele; sisters, Verna Nani Villaverde and Myra (George) Aina-Paul of Hilo; brother, Henry (Lynda) Aina of Hilo; adopted brother, Edward Aina of Hilo; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Obituaries for April 3

Brigida Lorenzo Castro, 81, of Honokaa died March 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she retired from Kawano Farms and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. All-night vigil at 6 p.m. Friday (April 6) at the family residence, 45-3687 Olopua Place, Honokaa. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (April 7) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcomed. Burial at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Anacleta (Gerry) Romero of Honokaa and Florencia (Ernesto) Pasalo of Maui; sons, Adel (Cora) Castro, Basilio Castro and Victorino (Caroline) Castro of Honokaa, Boni (Mary Jane) Castro of Paauilo and Robert (Maryln Grace) Castro of the Philippines; brother, Arcadio (Remegia) Lorenzo of the Philippines; sister, Monica Pinacate of the Philippines; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for April 1

Rodney Abinosa 67, of Pahoa died March 22 at Hawaii Care Choices’ Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired U.S. Army sergeant first class. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (April 7) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, corner of Highway 130 and Orchidland Drive. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes at sea at a later date. No flowers. Survived by daughter, Ronnalee Jaelynn; son, Laren Ray; brothers, Alfred Abinosa and Lawrence Fausto Abinosa; sisters, Rose Marie Ernstrom and Debra Lee Wagner; companion, LaDonna Kanani Fincham; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Obituaries for March 30

Benjamin Rosete, 84, of Hilo died March 13 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Keaau, he was a retired X-ray technician supervisor at Hilo Medical Center and drummer in the Hawaii County Band and other local bands, fisherman and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Susan Rosete of Hilo; son, Benjamin Rosete Jr. of Hilo; sister, Mercedes Abiley of Kapolei, Oahu; brother, Pedro (Siri) Factora of Honolulu; stepbrother, Anthony (Laura) Rosete of Hawaiian Acres; three granddaughters; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.