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Obituaries for March 16

Akira “Aki” Fujimoto, 89, of Honokaa died March 5 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Waipunalei, he was a retired diesel mechanic for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., member of Honokaa Hongwanji Mission, Hamakua Country Club, Hui Uruma Club, ILWU Local 142, former member of Civil Service Commission and U.S. Army World War II veteran. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Tuesday (March 21) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Graveside urn committal service 9 a.m. Wednesday (March 22) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by son, Daryl (Loida) Fujimoto of Keaau; daughter, Bernadine “Bernie” Fujii of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Fujie Fujimoto and Kimiko Takamine of Honokaa, May Takamine of Honolulu, Sueko (Masao) Kakazu of Waipahu, Oahu, Yemiko Lum of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Yaeko (Yasu) Tamayose of Gardena, Calif.; brothers-in-law, Yoshinobu Takamine of Hilo, Takeshi (Sumi) Takamine of San Antonio, Robert “Kazu” (Linda) Takamine of Honokaa, Dennis Oshiro of Honolulu and Theodore Yamada of California; five grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robert “Bob” “R.D.” Donald Main, 79, of Holualoa and Honolulu died March 6 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was a retired nuclear engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and former U.S. Navy lieutenant junior grade. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, at Mililani Memorial Park Mauka Chapel in Waipahu, Oahu. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial service 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, 45-349 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, Oahu. Survived by wife, Evelyn Main; sons Robert (Susan) Main of Aiea, Oahu, and David (Celia) Main of Honolulu; four grandchildren.

Sue M. Ota, 89, of Hilo died Jan. 24 at a Hilo care home. Born in Kainaliu, Kona, she was a retired registered nurse at the former Hilo Hospital. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughter, Jackie Tokeshi of Hilo; sons, Robert (Maria) Ota of Maui, Winston (Sandie Talavera) Ota of Little Rock, Ark., and Wesley Ota of Oahu; sister, Asako Shindo of Hilo; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Isabelo “Benny” Rances, 83, of Hilo, formerly of Seattle, died March 5 at home. Born in Alaminos, Pangasinan, the Phillipines, he was a retired executive chef at Renton Golf &Country Club in Washington and U.S. Coast Guard veteran. Private services at a later date. Memorial donations to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survived by wife, Hiroko Abe Rances of Hilo; brother, Dominador (Julia) Rances of Hawaii; sisters, Erlinda Rances and Shirley (Rances) LaForge of Hawaii and Florida (Anthony) Andaya of the Philippines; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Charles “Chuck” Kosuke Yogi, 97, of Mountain View died March 13 at a Hilo care home. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired manager for Times Supermarket in Kailua, Oahu, and member of Hui Okinawa, Big Island Sports Hall of Fame, Honolulu Track Club, USA Track &Field Masters and Rotary International. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Wednesday (March 22) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughter, Charlene Aimee Yogi of Springfield, Ore.; sister, Florence Fugami of Renton, Wash.; brothers, Thomas (Pearl) Yogi of Renton and Akio Yogi of Mountain View; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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