Obituaries for July 16
Moses “Uncle Moke” Kealoha O Nalani Kuamo‘o Moke, 74, of Hilo died June 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Keaukaha, he retired as a truck driver for Yamada Transfer Inc., was a former treasurer for ILWU Local 142, Unit 1412, treasurer for Hawaii Division ILWU Local 142 Pensioners Council, president for Papaikou ILWU Local 142 Pension Club, treasurer and former president for Hilo ILWU Local 142 Pension Club, treasurer for Keaukaha Community Association, president and genealogist for Ohana Ka-Uaua-A-Mahi Ohana O Hawaii, member of the Kuamo‘o Foundation, a member Sacristan and building maintenance chairman for Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, former member of the Hawaii Island Archery Club, co-chairman for the former Hawaii Island King Kamehameha Day Parade Committee of Hilo and Royal Court co-director for King Kamehameha Day Celebration at Moku-ola formerly sponsored by Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Friends may call Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Visitation from 5-9 p.m.; wake service at 7 p.m. All-night vigil to follow at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church, 326 Desha Ave. in Keaukaha. Friends may call Saturday at the Malia Puaka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Visitation from 8-9:30 a.m.; celebration of life at 9:30 a.m.; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Alae Cemetery (Section F). Survived by son, Phillip John Kealoha O Nalani (Sylvia) Moke of Keaau; grandson, Joshua John Ka-Uaua-A-Mahi Kuamo‘o Moke of Keaau; step-daughters, Deborah Mae Kepo‘o (Randy) Akui and Jacquline “Jackie” Pilialoha Kepo‘o (Larry) Sabate of Hilo; brothers, Herbert Kalani (Karen) Moke and Herman Kahekili Moke of Hilo; sisters, Sandra “Sandy” Hualani (Bobby) Lee of Hilo and Theresa “Sharon” Keahialoa Becktel of Kailua-Kona; brother in-law, Theodore (Yolette) Kamakea of Marietta, California; sisters in-law, Carmen Moke and Roswitha “Rose” Moke of Keaau; hanai brothers, Robert “Hoss” Po’okapu Keli’iho’omalu III of Aiea, Oahu, and Charles “Charlie” (Marion) Moody of Linden, North Carolina; hanai sister, Theresa “Resa” Correa of Kailua, Oahu, and Thelma “Buff” Kanani O Ka Home (Samson) Kamekona of Kahului, Maui; aunt, Judy Akoni of Keaau; god children, Elizabeth Marie Benson and Keenan “Kuokalani” Kahalioumi of Hilo, Cheryl Moke-Rabang of Keaau; numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, godsisters and godbrother. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Clarence Toshio Oue, 61, of Kealakekua died June 7 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a self employed macadamia nut farmer. Private services held. Survived by sister, Helen Oue of Kealakekua; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Renfred Marcos Rico, 62, of Hilo died July 8. Born in Hilo, he retired as a farmer. Memorial services to be at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo on Tuesday, July 29. Visitation at 8 a.m.; Mass at 10 a.m. Survived by sons, Redcloud Rico of New Mexico, Micheal Kalani (Jolene) Rico of New Mexico, Jason Rico of Los Angeles; daughter, Crystal Spaeth of Chicago; sisters, Rochelle (Franscisco) Crousore of Phoenix, Nannette Castillo of Hilo, Lynn Nakasone of Los Angeles, Myra Roberts of Silver Lake; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.
Haruko Rojas, 83, of Waimea died July 3. Born in Kahuku, she was a retired bookkeeper for Coca-Cola Company in San Francisco. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Service at 10:30 a.m. Survived by sons, Deane Rojas of Honolulu; Keith Rojas of California; daughter, Sharon (Earl) Yamamoto of Waimea; sister, Fusako Irei of Honolulu; brother, Jerry Irei of California; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Hubert “Cowboy” F. Silva, 69, of Pearl City died May 14 in Hilo. Born in Honolulu, he retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard-Shop 56. Celebration of life to be held at Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano, on Saturday, July 26, from 1-5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Frances D. Silva; sons, Robert Silva, Richard (June) Silva; brother, Gerald (Sylvia) Silva; and two grandsons.
Howard Rikio Takara, 59, of Keaau died June 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was an automobile salesman. Private services held. No flowers. No koden. Survived by wife, Anita Takara of Hilo; sons, Christian (Baily) Takara of Hilo, and Adrian Takara of Hilo; father, Seiichi Takara of Honolulu; sister, Donna Takara of Hilo; sister-in-law, Arlene Takara of Pepeekeo; two grandchildren; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary Inc., Hilo.
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