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Obituaries for April 30

Norma Vega Castillo, 86, of Hilo and formerly of Kapaa/Wailua, Kauai, died at the Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility on April 20. Born in Lucena, Quezon Province, the Philippines, she was a homemaker, member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church (Lihue) and a former member of the Kapaa Senior Citizen Club. Friends may call from 4:30-5 p.m. Sunday at the Hilo Missionary Church; Celebration of life from 5-6 p.m., followed by a paina and screening of a life documentary film. Friends may also call at the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue, Kauai, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17, for a screening of a life documentary film, 10:30-11:30 a.m. for family visitation, with a Celebration of life at 11:30 am. Lihue services to be followed by a paina luncheon with friends and family at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Center in Lihue. Casual attire, no flowers. Survived by daughters, Zenaida (Richard) Sawyer of Hilo, Stephanie J. Castillo of Kapaa, Kauai, Teresita Castillo of New York City, Deedee (Ivan) Ward of Vacaville, Calif., Leslie (Garrett) Scales of Lawai, Kauai, Patricia (Clifford) Furtado of Wailua, Kauai, and Joanne (Peter) Brun of Koloa, Kauai; hanai daughter, Sharol Castillo of Sacramento, Calif.; hanai son, Ami (Jan) Vergara of Largo, Fla.; sister, Cely Vega of Cavite, Philippines; sisters-in-law, Anita Castillo of Sacramento, Calif., and Fely Vega of Caloocan City, Philippines; 17 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc. of Hilo.

Bruce Edward Cook, 69, of Kailua-Kona died April 25. Born in Muskegon, Mich., he was a life insurance agent, prior owner of Aloha Financial Services and a member of the Keauhou Country Golf Club, ARC of Kona Board, Keauhou Estates Board President, The Legends of Golf Group, Wolf Hounds and Hokulia Golf Club. Survived by wife, Mei Cook of Kailua-Kona; son, Bruce Cook Jr. of Portland, Ore.; daughters, Shelly (Toby) Eyestone and Hope Sarber, both of Muskegon, Mic.; brother, Raymond (Wanda) Cook of Kansas City, Kansas; sisters, Shirley Van Sumen of Traverse City, Mich.; Francis Cook of Lansing, Mich.; Marcia Cook of Portland, Ore.; Deborah Cook of Portland, Ore., eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be at a later date. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.

Milton “Stormy” Herschal Hasler III, 65, died April 19. Born in Reno, Nev., he worked in school special needs support and at Healthways II in Waimea. Celebration of life being organized. Contact for more information. Survived by mother, sisters and brother of Santa Barbara, Calif.

Miss Sadako Minaai, age 98, of Hilo died April 23 at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she retired from the State Department of Social Services and Housing as a clerk typist and was a member of the Wainaku Jodo Mission Kumiai. Visitation from 2-3 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo; Memorial service at 3 p.m. No koden. No flowers. Survived by sisters, Ella Umeno Minaai Fujie of Hilo and Ellen Chiyoko Minaai Nakagawa of Hilo; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc. of Hilo.

Kenji Tanaka, 84, of Hilo died April 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Papaikou, he was retired from McDonnell Douglas and a member of Hilo Meishoin. Private services held. No koden. No flowers. Survived by wife, Tokiko Tanaka of Hilo; daughter, Janice Tanaka of Hilo; brothers, Bruce (Toyoko) Tanaka, Walter (Frances) Tanaka, both of Hilo, George (Lynn) Tanaka of Honolulu; sisters, Setsumi (James) Inouye, Grace (Roy) Moriyama, both of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Marie (Ronald) Onouye of Kurtistown; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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