Obituaries for January 23

Gilbert Minoru Ashikawa, 97, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 8, 2017, at Ruth’s Place Care Home. Born in Holualoa, he was the founder of Kona Scenic Land Inc. and was a public accountant, tropical fruit farmer, insurance agent, past member of Kona Lions Club, charter member of Kona Rotary Club and member of Holualoa Kumiai and Daifukuji Soto Mission. Private services held. Survived by son, Gary Ashikawa of Honolulu; daughters, Amy Hata of Kailua-Kona and Faye (Terrence) McComas of Kealakekua; sister, Betty Tanga of Honolulu; brother, James Ashikawa of California; seven grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Juana Miguel Bruno, 85, of Redwood City, Calif., formerly of Hawi, died Jan. 11 at Stanford Medical Center in California. Born in Marcos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a housekeeper for the former Royal Waikoloan and King Kamehameha hotels, macadamia nut picker, cleaner for Kohala Laundromat and member of Kohala Kumiai, Filipino Club and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 8-11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 27) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Mass at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by husband, Lorenzo Bruno of Redwood City; sons, Domy (Tessie) Bruno of Lakeland, Waimea, and Ben (Elma) Bruno of Kapaau; daughters, Corazon (Roxy) Tomas of Halaula, Norma (Al) Cabusas of Redwood City, Lydia (Hamlet) Hartounian of Ontario, Calif., Merlyn (John) Botelho and Zenaida (John) Penner of Hawi; daughter-in-law, Jonel (Edgar) Bruno of Hawi; hanai sister, Warlita Borja of Hawi; sisters-in-law, Veronica Bruno of Halaula, Marcelina Domingo and Hilaria Anacleto of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Ernesto Bruno of Kapaau; 21 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and four hanai great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Judy Ann Capers, 67, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 8. Born in Ft. Benning, Ga., she worked in retail sales. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sisters, Lenore Hunter of Kailua-Kona and Jo-Ann Capers of Austin, Texas; a nephew and three nieces. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

William “Billy” Gonzalez Jr., 72, of Waimea died Dec. 27, 2017, at Hawaii Care Choices’ (formerly Hospice of Hilo) Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired truck driver and heavy equipment operator and member of the Alpha and Omega Church of God in Honokaa. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 28) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Maria Lilibeth “Yvette” Gonzalez of Waimea; daughters, Isis (Shane Kea) Gonzalez of Pahoa and Franchelle (William) Hanson of Las Vegas; sons, Delbert Valadez of Sacramento, Calif., Bernard (Michelle) Guzman and Gerard Guzman of Spanaway, Wash., Justin Dino Dizon of Waimea; brothers, Robert Gonzalez of Washington, Charlie (Kathy) Rio of the mainland and Kaleo Gonzalez of Washington; sisters, Lafonda (Darryl) Diamond of Las Vegas and Shina Gonzalez of Waianae, Oahu; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Harold J. Mizuno, 88, of Hilo died Jan. 15 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. Born in Kukuihaele, he was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Frances K. Mizuno of Hilo; daughters, Nancy K. (Van) Ichinotsubo, Evelyn M. (Darrell Agliam) Mizuno of Hilo; brothers, Clarence T. Mizuno, Royden T. Mizuno of Hilo; sisters, Adeline T. (John Oliveira) Fujisawa and Minerva S. (Stanley) Fujisawa of Hilo, Margaret M. (Randall) La Riviere of Oahu; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


The Rev. Hosho Totoki, 87, of Captain Cook died Nov. 10, 2017, at Hospice of Kona Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Hiroshima, Japan, she founded the Kona Seiganji Shingon Mission in Captain Cook. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by close friends and those whose lives she touched for more than 60 years. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Celebration of life for Herman “Sabino” Martines, is noon-4 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 27) at Uncle Rodney Haili’s tent near Panaewa Park in Hilo. Incorrect information was submitted for an obituary published Saturday.