Obituaries for April 22
Paz Gallardo Ducusin, 75, of Keaau died Saturday, March 22, at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Pagudpud, San Fernando La Union City, Philippines, she was a retired flower cutter in Kuola Farm and a factory worker in Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation in Keaau; She also was a member of Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Friends may call Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel from 5-9 p.m.; Wake service at 7 p.m. Friends may call on Saturday at Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church, from 8-9 a.m.; Mass at 9 a.m. Casual attire; Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section). Survived by husband, Manuel Ducusin of Keaau; sons, Loreto Ducusin and Ray (Raquel) Ducusin of Keaau, Ador (Leah) Ducusin of Hilo; daughters, Lorna Carpio of Kohala, Imelda (Andrew Ito) Ducusin Agustin of Keaau and Marylou (Alfredo Jr.) Ventura of Keaau; brothers, Benjamin Gallardo, Jaime Gallardo and Mario Gallardo, all of the Philippines; Eufresena Lamsen of Manila, Praxedes Ducusin of Pepeekeo and Marcilina (Jovencio) Macaraeg of Ewa Beach, Oahu; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alice Tsuneko Maloney, 85, of Waimea died March 11 at her residence. Born in Honolulu, she owned Malmat Auto, an auto leasing company. Private services to be held. Survived by sons, Clayton (Cathy) Uyehara of Waimea, Randall (Sara) Uyehara of Waimea, Kauai, and Marc Maloney of Waimea; daughters, Susan (Ron) Aronson of Holualoa, Ann (Keith) Yamamoto of Waimea; sisters, Jane Sakima of Kalihi, Oahu, Betsy (Robert) Miyahara of Kalihi, Oahu, Amy (Richard) Maruyama of Waimea; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Franklin “NAC” Alcoran Nacnac Sr., 62, of Honokaa died Tuesday, March 25, at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honokaa, he was a heavy equipment operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Plantation Company; a security guard for Securitas at Hilo International Airport; Owner of F.E.N. Janitorial Services in Honokaa; and a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard and Honokaa United Methodist Church. Friends may call Saturday at Honokaa United Methodist Church in Honokaa; Visitation from 9-11 a.m.; Services/Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. Casual attire, no flowers. Monetary gifts welcome. Cremation at Dodo Mortuary Crematory. Survived by wife, Etta Santos Nacnac of Honokaa; sons, Shane Nacnac of Honokaa and Franklin “Jake” Jr. (Jenilee) Nacnac of Laupahoehoe; daughters, Lorinell “Lori” (Pernell Thomas) Nacnac and Soljah-Brooke Nacnac of Honokaa; sisters, Virginia Lo of Aiea, Josephine Christian of San Diego, Calif., Magdalena (Sokil) Kim of Georgia, Anita (Dave) Roberts of Arizona and Carolyn Henry of Tennessee; brothers, Ernesto Nacnac of Waipahu and Rodney (Hermina) Nacnac of Pearl City; three grandsons, nine granddaughters and two great-granddaughters; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Tatsumi “Chocolate” Nishida, 96, of Hilo died April 7 at his residence in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was retired from the County of Hawaii Police Department as a radio technician, and was a member of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Private services held. No flowers. No koden. Survived by son, Duane H. Nishida of Hilo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc. in Hilo.
Tsukasa Yamamoto, 94, of Waimea died Saturday, April 12, at the North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Waimea, he was a retired farmer with B.E.S.T. Farms Inc. Friends may call at the Dodo Mortuary chapel on Sunday from 10-11 a.m.; Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire, no flowers. Survived by wife, Sachiko Yamamoto of Waimea; sons, Earl T. (Sharon) Yamamoto of Waimea, Bert S. Yamamoto of Waimea and Curtis H. (Jodie) Yamamoto of Waimea; daughters, Charlotte M. (David) Oshiro of Waimea and Charlene K. (Alan) Nakagawa of Waimea; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
Norman Wai On Yee, 80, of Hilo died March 6 at the Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Papa, Kona, he was an electrical engineer retired from the Hughes Aircraft Company in Los Angeles, Calif. Private services held. No flowers. In lieu of koden, a donation may be made to the charity of your choice. Survived by mother, Sam Choy “Amoi” Yee of Hilo; sisters, Carol (Hop) Jeong of San Lorenzo, Calif., Marion Leighton of Modesto, Calif., Geraldine (Robert) Fulton of Carson City, Nev., and Myrna Yee of Hayward, Calif.; numerous nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
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