Obituaries for March 21
Mitsuko Fukunaga, 93, of Naalehu died March 7 at home. Born in Kona, she was a homemaker and member of the Naalehu Hongwanji Mission and Pahala Senior Citizens. Private services held. No flowers. No koden. Survived by brothers-in-law, Takanari (Aiko) Fukunaga of Pahala, Yasuteru (Sadako) Fukunaga of Hilo, Yoshikage (Shinobu) Fukunaga of Honolulu, Suetaka (Vicki) Fukunaga of Kona, Shigeyuki Fukunaga of Kona and James (Ella) Fukunaga of Kona; sisters-in-law, Iris Fukunaga of Honolulu, Fujiko (Kenneth) Ito of Pahala, Hanako Miyahara of Waiohinu, Setsuko Toriano of Pahoa and Etsuko (Robert) Sato of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Michael “Tennessee” Thomas Meghreblian, 50, of Naalehu died March 9. Born in Pasadena, Calif., he worked in retail. Memorial service at 11 a.m. April 12 at Waiohinu Park in Naalehu. Scattering of ashes at 5:30 p.m. April 13 at South Point. Survived by son, Christopher Meghreblian of Gallatin, Tenn.; daughter, Carolyn Meghreblian of Gallatin, Tenn.; brothers, Mark Meghreblian, and John Meghreblian of Franklin, Tenn.; sisters, Shari Meghreblian and Jessi Meghreblian of Franklin, Tenn.; father, Donald Meghreblian of Alabama; hanai family: DuWayne Ke, Tammy Mareko-Ke, Tala‘iletalalelei Ke, Kainalu Ke, Nainoa Ke, Precious Mareko-Ke, Cherish Mareko, Fa’atasilealofa Mareko-Ke and Loufatu Mareko-Ke, all of Naalehu. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
William De Araujo, 84, of Hilo, died March 14 at St. Francis Hospice in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation. He was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation from 8-10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo; Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park Section 5 (old side). Casual attire. Survived by brother, Alfred (Lore) Araujo of Williamsburg, Va.; sisters, Elizabeth Silva of Hilo, Bernice Schubert of Concord, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rosita “Rose” Guevara, 75, of Hilo died March 7 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, she was a forklift operator for Calavo Papaya Factory. Visitation from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo; funeral service at 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Ben (Donna) Aguilar of Honokaa, Ricky (Lori Soares) Guevara of Honolulu and Ronnie (Claudell Yamaguchi) Guevara of Naalehu; daughters, Florence (Fred Ufano) Natividad and Corinne (Terrance Agliam) Moses, both of Hilo; brothers, Camilo Carlos of Naalehu and Mariano (Marijane) Carlos of Honolulu; sisters, Perfecta Garcia of Pahala, Dominga Belaras of Honolulu, Virginia (Edward) Ishikawa of Las Vegas, Leonora (Richard) Peters of California, Trinidad (Felipe) Aderinto of Pahala and Magdelena (John) McClung of Texas; sister-in-law, Emily Carlos of Honolulu; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one aunt; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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