Obituaries for June 11
Marie Piilani Cadena, 91, of Hilo died June 6 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired occupational therapist for the state of Texas, former librarian at Fort Bliss Special Services in Texas, member and past president for the Kiwanis in Horizon City, Texas, and a 1941 graduate of Kamehameha Schools. Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of her ashes at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Punaluu beach. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society. Survived by sons, George Kaualoku of San Antonio, Stephen (Theresa) Kaualoku of Richardson, Texas, and Michael Kaualoku of Oahu; daughters, Marvid-Ann (Karl) Schneider of Issaquah, Wash., Dayna Czarnecki of Hilo, Mary-Beth Rank of Hilo, Amy (Jose) Canejo of Tracy, Calif., and Loralee (George) MacDonald of Mandeville, La.; brothers, Paul Chung-Hoon of Kona, Edwin Chung-Hoon of Oahu and Samuel Chung-Hoon of Florida; sisters, Puanani Chung-Hoon of Oahu, Betty Townsend of California, Ernestine Kenny of Oahu and Naomi Campbell of Montana; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Patrick Albert Summerfield, 87, of Hawi died Thursday. Born in Stratford, West Ham, England, he served in the British Army during World War II and was a metallurgical engineer. Private services are planned with burial in Kona Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Hawaii Hospice. Survived by wife, Barbara Summerfield of Hawi. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Conception “Connie” Delatorre Basconis, 82, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died April 10 in San Rafael, Calif. Born in Hawi, she was a retired sales clerk/cashier and Class of 1952 graduate of Honokaa High School. Visitation from 9:30-10:30 a.m. June 19 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial of cremated remains afterward at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Liz (Larry) Perez of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Debbie Reaves of Freemont, Calif.; son, Trason (Sarah) Basconis Jr. of Piedmont, Calif.; brother, William (Lorene) Delatorre of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Marcy (Willie) Perkins of Kailua-Kona and Caroline Cordero of Hilo; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Virginia Lee DeBoer, 87, of Kailua-Kona died April 19 at home. Born in Baxter Springs, Kan., she was a front desk operator. Private services to be held. Survived by daughter, Denise DeBoer of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Edward (Vonnie) Ping of Kansas and Douglas (Barbara) Ping of Texas; sisters, Francine (John) Thompson and Donna Ping, both of Kansas; one granddaughter; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Betty L. Pershing, 94, of Kailua-Kona died June 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pennsylvania, she was a teacher and author, attended Mokuaikaua Congregational Church, was a partner at Hansi Ministries and was an author and Bible teacher. Private services are planned. Survived by brother, Dick Pershing of Indian Wells, Calif. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory &Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Hiroko Kawaoka, 90, of Hilo died April 13. Born in Mountain View, she was a retired nurse for Hilo Memorial Hospital. Private services held. Survived by son, Lloyd Kawaoka of Hilo; numerous nieces and nephews. No flowers. No koden. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home.
Akira Fukuchi, 97, of Hilo died June 2 at a care home in Hilo. Born in Lahaina, Maui, he was a retired maintenance worker for Hilo Medical Center and member of Hilo Hooganji Mission. Private services held. No koden. No flowers. Survived by sons, Dennis Fukuchi of Hilo and Marvin Fukuchi of Honolulu; daughter, Geraldine (Robert Jr.) Kaupu of Hilo; brothers, Kiichi Fukuchi of Hilo, Bruce (Barbara) Fukuchi of Honolulu and Frederick (Peggy) Fukuchi of Hilo; sisters, Irene Sadler of Williamsburg, Va., and Betty Hamakawa of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Richard Noboru Fujii of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Hiroshi (Gina) Fujii of Las Vegas; sisters-in-law, Emiko (Naoto) Katada of Hilo and Suemi (Kelly) Tamaoka of Honolulu; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Clarence “Bow” “Cowboy” Andrade Mattos, 89, of Kurtistown died May 31 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, he was a retired park caretaker for Hawaii County Parks and Recreation, formerly employed at Hualalai Ranch in Kona and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Margaret DeLuz Mattos of Kurtistown; stepsons, Jerry (Erlinda) Souza of Hilo and Don Souza, both of Hilo; stepdaughters, Linda (Robert) Moderow of Honolulu, Sandra Souza of Hilo and Laverne Iaukea of Mountain View; brothers, Raymond (Jean) Andrade of California and William Andrade of Keaau; sister-in-law, Christine Mattos of Hilo; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Richard “Dick”Cohen, 95, died March 30. Born in San Francisco, he was a World War II Marine veteran, photographer, abstract expressionist artist, San Francisco police officer, sailor and Zen master. He lived on Hawaii Island. Survived by wife, Janine; children, Lesley and Matthew; five grandchildren.
Cecelia Pacheco Chang, 102, died June 4 in Longview, Wash. Born in Pepeekeo, she grew up on a sugar cane plantation, graduated from Hilo High School, spent two years at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and also was a seamstress. She requested no memorial service. In lieu of flowers or other expressions of condolence, the family requests donations be made to one’s local Community Hospice or Adventist Community Service Center. Survived by sons, Muncel Chang of Portola, Calif., and Hal Theron Chang of Temple City, Calif.; daughter, Loye Nesbit of Kelso, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.
Bayani Quebral Araw Jr., 43, of Pepeekeo died June 2 at home. Born in Hilo, he was employed by Ron’s Auto Body &Paint in Hilo. Visitation from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation continues 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Cremation will follow. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Shana Araw of Pepeekeo; daughters, Shaylyn Araw and Shayann Araw, both of Pepeekeo; sons, Kelsen-John Araw and Kaesen-John Araw, both of Pepeekeo; parents, Bayani Sr. and Aurora Araw of Pepeekeo; sisters, Marichu (Constantine) Inocelda of San Francisco, Maria (Harold) Helfgott of San Francisco, and Marites (Jaime) Dameg of Pepeekeo; brother, Mario “Marlon” (Julie) Araw of Pepeekeo; mother-in-law, Roxane Freitas of Hilo; grandparents-in-law, John and Vera Freitas of Kaneohe; grandson, Stysen-John Navor of Pepeekeo; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Edward Patrick Cahill Sr., 91, of Pepeekeo died June 3 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Bronx, New York, he was an engineer for Mobil Oil, former Director of Air &Water Quality for Dade County, Fla., graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Georgia Tech University, veteran of World War II and a retired lieutenant commander with the U.S. Navy Reserve. Services to be held. Survived by son, Edward (Ana) Cahill Jr. of Pepeekeo; daughter, Maureen (Mike) Coli of Lake in the Hills, Ill.; four grandchildren; one great-grandson. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kikumi Goshi, 87, of Hilo died Thursday at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Pahoa, she was retired from Hawaiian Airlines as a ticket agent. Visitation from 3-4 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Debra Naomi (Roy) Goshi-Otaguro of Honolulu; brother, Shinsuke (Akiko) Shimabukuro of Mountain View; sisters-in-law, Betty Shimabukuro of Kapolei and Aileen Nagamine of Hilo; hanai brother, Robert Nagamine of Hilo; two grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Lawrence Kainoa DeSilva, 71, of Hilo, died May 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired machinist and a U.S. Army veteran. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veteran Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Josepha “Josie” DeSilva of Hilo; son, Waylon (Tracey Gamayon) DeSilva of Hilo; brother, Darell DeSilva of Hilo; sisters, Doris (Robert) Sanborn of Kona and Geraldine (Aki) Asano of San Jose, Calif.; one granddaughter; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Kaimana Colbert Kaleo Kaimiola, 27, of Kailua-Kona died May 19 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a carpenter for Maryl Construction Company, a former employee of E.M. Rivera Construction and Western Machinery, a hunter, diver, throw-net fisherman, a former paddler and member of Kai O Pua Canoe Club. Visitation at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at the Honokohau Industrial Park. Service at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow. For information, call 895-4453. Survived by parents, Colbert and Georgine-Tita Kaimiola; sons, Nakoanui Kaimiola and Urijah Kaimiola; sisters, Puanani Kaimiola and Hokulani Kaimiola, both of Kailua-Kona; grandmother, Beatrice Baoy of Honaunau; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephew. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
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