Obituaries for Aug. 31
Eugene Matsuo Aihara, 78, of Hilo died Aug. 3 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Waipahu, Oahu, he was retired from Verizon, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of the Sure Foundation Church Hilo. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sure Foundation Church in Prince Kuhio Plaza. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Urn committal service 9 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Amy Aihara of Hilo; son, Keith (Jill) Aihara of Seattle; daughter, Lori (Alvin) Sugiyama of Hilo; brothers, Toru Aihara of Torrance, Calif., and Raymond Aihara of Kula, Maui; sisters, Chieko Hashizume and Sachiko Komata of Wahiawa, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Leatrice Aihara of Wahiawa, Edna Nakamoto of Honolulu and Natsue Nakamoto of Aiea, Oahu; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
John Lani Apana, 65, of Captain Cook died Aug. 13 at Hospice of Kona Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Honolulu, he was a chef. Celebration of Life 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Tiki Mama’s in Ocean View. Survived by son, Shannon Apana of California; daughter, Angelina Apana-Smith of California; brothers, Bono Aragon of Waimanalo, Oahu, Julian (Leona) Aragon of Oahu, Robert Asagra and Andrew (Elizabeth) Aragon of Kailua, Oahu; sisters, Theresa Pahinui of Arizona and Rita Aragon of Oahu. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Sarah Borges, 86, of Pahoa died Aug. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired manager of the former Iolani Hotel in Hilo and member of Pahoa Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Memorial Service 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Paradise Drive Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 15-1517 Paradise Dr., Keaau. No flowers. Survived by son, Melvin (Jo Ann) Borges Sr. of Pahoa; daughter-in-law, Lynn Borges of Kentucky; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Dr. Edwin James Parks, 83, of Kurtistown died Aug. 21 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Chicago, he was a retired chemist at National Institute of Science and Technology, part-time sign language teacher for Hawaii Community Schools for Adults, public school substitute teacher and member of Multiple Association of the Deaf. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire. survived by sons, Howard (Linda) Parks of Silver Springs, Md., Olin (Stacy) Parks and Gordon (Kimberly) Parks of Kurtistown; daughter, Genevieve (Hank Fergerstrom) Parks of Kurtistown; sister, Alice Munro of Uhrichsville, Ohio; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kelly Yooko Tokuda, 46, of Waipahu, Oahu, died Aug. 1 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a transaction manager for Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. Visitation 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Honolulu. Service at 3:30 p.m. Survived by husband, Keith Tokuda; sons, Justin Tokuda and Jason Tokuda; sister, Lisa H. Nakayama; father Bert S. Nakashima of Hilo; mother, Irma Nakashima of Hilo. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.
Donald Dell Van Horn, 68, of Pahoa died Aug. 15 at home. Born in Alhambra, Calif., he was a retired landscaper and entertained locally as “Stanley the Clown.” Memorial services at a later date. Survived by companion, Cheryl Carocci of Pahoa; brother, Verne Van Horn of California; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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