Obituaries for June 15
Toyoko “Toyo” Hokomoto, 84, of Pepeekeo died May 24 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was retired from the county Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the former S.H. Kress Store and was a member of Honomu Hongwanji Mission and HGEA Retirees. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Asaichi “Asa” Hokomoto of Pepeekeo; son, Neil (Ann) Hokomoto of Hilo; sister-in-law, Pauline Hokomoto of Hilo; one grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Frank “Ron” Ronald Rapoza, 71, of Mountain View died June 9 at Hospice of Hilo’s Pohai Malama Facility. Born in Hilo, he was a retired pump technician for the county Department of Water Supply, president of the Mountain View Mini Mart and Gas ‘N Go, former Big Island vice president of United Public Workers, youth athletics coach, member of Hilo Trollers and vintage car collector. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of Life at 6 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Myrtle Rapoza of Mountain View; sons, Dr. Guy (Bridget) Rapoza of Pepeekeo, Russell (Patricia) Rapoza of Hilo and Kelly (Sossity) Rapoza of Mountain View; sisters, Barbara (Roy) Koi of Naalehu and Joyce DeReis of Hilo; 11 grandchildren; and uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Aukai Kingston Bruno Rivera, 6 months, of Honolulu, died June 6 at Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in North Kohala. Mass at 10 p.m. Blue-colored casual attire. Survived by parents, Arlene Bruno and Kaimi Rivera of Honolulu; brother, Na‘i Rivera of Honolulu; maternal grandparents, Ben and Elma Bruno of North Kohala; paternal grandparents, Les and Kathy Rivera of North Kohala; maternal great-grandfather, Domy Villena of North Kohala; maternal great-grandparents, Lorenzo and Juana Bruno of North Kohala; paternal great-grandparents, George and Lee Rivera of North Kohala; paternal great-grandmother, Andrea Sheehan of Utah. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park &Mortuary, Honolulu.
William Edward “Ed” Suttle, 62, of Kurtistown, died May 3 at Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Montgomery, Ala., he owned a fireplace installation and maintenance business and was a U.S. Air Force Vietnam War veteran. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Missionary Church, 1044 Komohana St. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Celebration of life to follow in church hall. Graveside urn committal 9 a.m. Monday, June 23, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Martha-Ann (Cory) Aukai, Gabrielle Suttle and Amanda (Christopher) O’Farrell; parents, William “Bill” Suttle and Ruby Walker Suttle; brothers, Richard Suttle and Anthony “Tony” Suttle; sisters, Carol (Tom) Dusenberry and Mary (Bill) Griffin; five grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Dorothy Lin How Wong, 86, died June 7. Born in Honolulu, she was an educator and administrator who served in Hilo more than 30 years. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Waiokeola Congregational Church, 4705 Kilauea Ave., Honolulu. No flowers or gifts. Private inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Survived by daughter, Frances Liu; son, Michael (Lisa) Liu; brother, Solomon (Joan) Wong; and a granddaughter. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremations Services.
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