Obituaries for July 12
Jennie Junko Kan, 58, of Hilo, formerly of Keaau, died July 6 in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, she was an administrative assistant. Private services. Survived by sisters, Laurie Izumi and Sherrie (Calvin) Sakamoto. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services.
Herbert Wayne Johnson, 56, of Captain Cook and Newport Beach, Calif., died June 8 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Olympia, Wash., he was a salesman and marketer for Hilton Grand Vacations and Coldwell Banker Realtor, and was on the escort boat for the Polynesian voyaging canoe Makali’i. Services held. Survived by wife, Cynthia Northrup of Captain Cook; daughter, Carole Johnson of Auburn, Wash.; mother, Carol Gibson of Gig Harbor, Wash.; sisters, Debbie Stevens, Vickie Petersen and Connie Johnson, of Gig Harbor; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Shiro Kurokawa, 92, of Papaikou died June 26 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Papaikou, he was a retired shift supervisor for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and member of Hilo Coast United Church of Christ. Services held. Survived by sons, Curtis (Carla) Kurokawa and John (Gayla) Kurokawa of Hilo, Mark Kurokawa of California; sister-in-law, Jane Kurokawa of Papaikou; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Seet Beak Lau, 90, of Hilo died July 3 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a teacher at a military dependents school and volunteer at Lyman Museum. Services held. Survived by brother, Robert I. W. Lau of Hilo; sisters, Joyce (Monty) Hew of Montebello, Calif., Susie Loh of Honolulu and Jeanne Seals of Los Angeles; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Bernice Eleanor McCartin, 91, of Keaau died Saturday, July 5 in Keaau. Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y.,she was a homemaker and member of the Hawaii Adult Day Care. Services in Cave Creek, Ariz. Online condolences:www.homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by son, Dennis (Sharon) McCartin of Keaau; daughter, Sue Beauregard of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great, great-grandchild. Arrangements by Homelani Cremation Services.
Abel Kazuo Meguro, 54, of Hilo died July 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a building maintenance worker at University of Hawaii at Hilo and member of New Hope Christian Fellowship. Visitation 3–5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Helene Meguro of Hilo; daughters, Kelci Meguro and Aryn Meguro of Hilo; son, Robbey Meguro of Hilo; parents, Masato and Fumi Meguro of Hilo; brothers, Howard (Karen) Meguro of Hilo and Kurt Meguro of Kona; sister, Elaine (Jeffery) Hara of Hilo; mother-in-law, Karie Wakida of Hilo; brother-in-law, Van (Mandy) Wakida of Hilo; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Motoe Tada, 93, of Hilo died July 5 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Wainaku, she was retired from Hawaiian Linen Supply, formerly known as Hilo Quality Cleaners, and a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Kyodan, choir and Buddhist Womens Association, Hiroshima Kenjinkai, Japanese Community Association, Iwalani Kumiai and RSVP. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Thursday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Norman (Vicky) Tada of South Carolina and Lloyd Tada of Hilo; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Manuel “Manno” Palani Milliora is survived by, among others, brother Henry “Sparky” (Dannette) Milliora-Silva of Hilo. Incorrect information was submitted for an obituary published July 6.
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