Obituaries for May 1
James “Jim Blake” W. Blakey, 71, of Hilo died April 23 at the Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Dothan, Ala., he worked as a property manager. Celebration of life to be held at a later date. Survived by daughter, Sara Thomas of Peoria, Ariz.; sister, Judy (Eddie) Barnes of Tallahassee, Fla.; nephew, Cason (Karen) Barnes of Alexandria, Va.; and a niece and great-niece.
Dwayne Owens Childress, 71, of Ocean View died April 26 at his home. Born in Albuquerque, N.M., he retired as senior chief electrical engineer for the U.S. Coast Guard. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Sunday at Manuka State Park. Survived by wife, Jewel Childress of Ocean View; sons, Doyle Childress of Kailua-Kona, Eugene (Elanezia) Childress of Brazil; daughter, Dena (Wayne) Eckstrom of Petaluma, Calif.; step-daughters, Sarah (Robert) Hilliard of Kailua-Kona, Gwendolyn (Lester) Brent of Volcano; brother, Paul (Mona) Childress of Arizona; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
George Masao Horike, 76, of Hilo died April 27, at the Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a computer technician for AT&T and a member of the Kaiwiki Community Association. Private services held. No koden. Survived by spouse, Sun Ok Cho of Hilo; step-son, Matthew Cho of Honolulu; sons, Regan Horike of New York and David Nahuina of Kona; daughter, Leslie Kang of San Francisco, Calif.; sisters, Mildred (Samuel) Paltin of Hilo, and Jane Horike of Hilo; and several nieces.
Dyreson Aaron “Babu” Kuoha 59, of Panaewa died April 6, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was the owner and proprietor of Kuhina Taxi & Tours. Friends may call Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel; Visitation from 5-9 p.m.; Memorial services at 6 p.m. Casual attire and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Ivy Kualii Kuoha of Panaewa; daughters, Desiree Kuoha of Kona, Daelyn (Elvis) Lum and Dionne Kainoa (Bobby Bailey) Kuoha of Hilo, Donnie (Jason Busque) Kuoha of Waimea; six grandchildren; brothers, Edward Kuoha, Duran Kuoha and Troy Kuoha of Oahu; sisters, Delrena (Jerome) Marquez, Darnell Kuoha and Darlynn Kuoha all from Oahu; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Edna Jean Marsh, 84, of Holualoa died April 19 at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. She was a member of the Glendale College of Nursing administrative staff and was assistant to an acupuncturist in La Crescenta, Calif. Survived by husband, Earle W. Marsh; granddaughter Rebecca Marsh; and sister, Jeniece Weltner. Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary in Honolulu and Kona Memorial Park.
Tony Oliver, 57, of Pahoa died April 26 at the Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, he was a retired postal worker in California. Friends may call 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa; Prayer service at 11:30. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Mary Oliver of Pahoa; daughters, Rita (Chris) Turner of California, Marcy (Evan) Olmstead of Maryland, Mary Oliver of California; son, Duke Oliver of California; mother, Renada Oliver of Pohnpei, F.S.M.; brothers, Alpon Oliver of Keaau, Armando Oliver of Pohnpei, F.S.M., Augustin Oliver of Pohnpei, F.S.M.; sisters, Adelina Felix of Pohnpei, F.S.M., Antonia Manual of Ponhpei, F.S.M., Arsenia Ligohr of Pohnpei, F.S.M., Angkelina Ligohr of Pohnpei, F.S.M., Angkela Mauricio-Oliver of Keaau; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Patricia Parker, 78, of Watkinsville, Ga., died April 29. Born in Marshfield, Wisc. Graveside service to be at 1 p.m. Friday at Honey Creek Woodlands, 2625 Georgia 212 SW, Conyers, Ga. Survived by children Jeffrey T. Nagashima (Joyce), Lauren S. Nagashima-Whalen (Christopher), and John Y. Nagashima (Sharon); seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Edison “Eddie” Navarro Reyes, 68, of Captain Cook died April 25 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pinili, Philippines, he retired from Kona Community Hospital as a kitchen helper and was a member of Christ Church Episcopal Kealakekua. Private services held. Condolences may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 1389, Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750. Survived by wife, Linda Bagay of Captain Cook; daughter, Nina Mahor of the Philippines; son, Mark (Kyung Mi) Reyes of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Precy Mahor, Josephine Reyes; brothers, Efren Reyes, Nelson Reyes all of the Philippines; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Shizuno Sadanaga, 95, of Papaikou died April 23 at Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Mountain View. Private services held. No monetary gifts or flowers. Survived by son, Garret Sadanaga of California; daughters, Eileen Hirata and Marlene (Scott) Oda of Hilo; brother, Mitsuo Nakayama of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Chieko Nakayama, Asako Sadanaga, Akiyo Kitagawa, Priscilla Sadanaga, and Lourdes Sadanaga; and one granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
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