Obituaries for May 31
Betty Jane “Aunty Betty” Cypriano, 78, of Honokaa died May 14 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Paauhau, she was a retired cashier for Sure Save Supermarket in Waimea and a member of our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Survived by daughters, Susan Clark and Barbara Clark of Arizona; sister, Geraldine “Gerry” Johnson of California; brother, Anthony “Tony” Ferreira of California; step-daughters, Renee (Michael) of Honokaa and Kathy Cypriano of Oahu; step-sons, Keith Cypriano of Ahualoa and Aaron Cypriano of Ainaloa; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Hendrikus Marie Haan, 89, of Naalehu died April 25 at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Leiden, Holland, he was a retired automotive and industrial engineer. Services will take place at a later date. Survived by wife, Frieda Haan of Naalehu; daughter, Elizabeth “Lisha” (Brian) Crawford of Hilo; sons, Henry M. Haan of Hilo, Roland V. Haan of Hilo; four grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Susumi Kajiwara, 86, died April 19 under the care of Hospice. Born in Kealakekua, he retired as a machinist for Hawaiian Equipment Company. Private services were held. Visitation at 10 a.m. June 7, at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park and Cemetery at 2 p.m. Survived by wife, Yukio Kajiwara of Honolulu; sons, Wesley (Ann) Kajiwara of Honolulu, Wayne (Evelyn) Kajiwara of Maui; daughter, Eileen (Nathan) Iwamasa of Honolulu; five grandchildren. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Harry Charles “Chucky” Leonard, 52, died May 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was an automotive parts clerk in Honolulu. Private services. Survived by brother, Forrest (Alice) Leonard III of Oahu; sister, Margaret (William) Leonard of Oahu; several nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Yoshiyuki Sumida, 96, died May 25. Born in Pahala, he was a retired cultivation clerk for the former Hawaiian Agricultural Company and a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II with Company A &F, 100th Infantry Battalion, was a member of the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Hawaii Chapter, Disabled American Veterans Chapter #6 and recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal and Purple Heart. Friends may call 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Rena Mae (Kazuhiro) Sumida Kobayashi, Mary Lou Sumida; sisters, Sueko Kaneshiro, Jean Kawachi; caregivers, Armando and Cathy Tabile; one granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ethel Ferreira Rawlins, 85 of Grass Valley, Calif., died May 26. Born in Waimea, she graduated from Honokaa High School in 1946. Survived by daughter, Janis Marie Rawlins of Sacramento, Calif.; brothers, Gilbert Sr. (Mary Lou) Ferreira of Pearl City, Hawaii, Manuel Ferreira of San Jose, Calif.; sister, Florence Anderson of Viera, Florida; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Condolences may be sent to Janis Marie Rawlins 38 Riverport Circle Sacramento, Calif., 95831.
Lisa Tompkins, 52, of Waimea died May 20 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she grew up in Hilo and was a retired Realtor. Private family services planned. Survived by ex-husband and companion, Wendell Austria of Waimea; parents, Norman and Virginia Westly of Waimea; sister, Kari Waldhaus (Jack) of Honokaa; brother, Brent Westly of Idaho; daughters, Tiffany Kimball of Utah, Tara Tompkins, Taylor Tompkins, and Teal Dreher (Joshua) of Washington; five grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family of Shirley Slaughter Helms who died on October 25, 2013, invite friends to join in the “Celebration of Her Life” to be held at Anna Ranch, 65-1480 Kawaihae Road in Waimea on July 2 from 3-6 p.m.
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