Obituaries for April 7

Sharron Marie Henry, 72, of Keaau died March 31 at Hawaii Care Choices’ Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Texas, she was a retired Department of Public Works secretary. No services. Survived by husband, Arthur F. Henry; son, Frederick A. Henry; daughter, Kimberly M. Henry. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Isaiah Pomaikalani Pa Moreno, 19, formerly of North Kohala, died March 22 at his home in Honolulu. He completed a year at Honolulu Community College and worked in restaurants and retail. Celebration of life at 4 p.m. today at Kalahikiola Church on Iole Street in Kapaau. Survived by mother, Melanie (Bill) Moreno Kucharek; father, Brian Pa; brothers, Blake Moreno and Derek Moreno; stepsiblings, Noah Pa, Hailey Pa and Samantha Kucharek; grandmothers, Bobi Moreno and Patience Abraham; grandfather, John Moreno; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.


German R. Ragudo, 85, of Keaau died March 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Baggoc, Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he was a self-employed papaya farmer and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday (April 12) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation from 8-10 a.m. Friday (April 13) at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by wife, Hermelina Ragudo of Keaau; sons, Victorino (Cresencia) Ragudo and Roland (Nelly) Ragudo Sr. of Kahului, Maui; daughters, Rosemarie “Rose” (Reynaldo Tamayo) Pasion of Pahala and Arleen Arcellana and Riza Ragudo of Keaau; sisters, Pascuala Rabara and Esperanza Ragudo of the Philippines; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Kimie “Lillian” Tanihiro, 90, of Hilo died March 4 at home. Born in Kahei, she retired from the former Yamamoto Credit Jewelers, attended Hawaii Island Adult Care and was a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Hiroshima Kenjin Kai. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel in Hilo. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Patrick (Doreen) Tanihiro of Hilo; daughters, Lorna (Francisco Ramos) Hanamoto and Jo Ann (Robert S. Lee Jr.) Abe of Hilo; daughter-in-law, Alinor Emi Tanihiro of Kauai; sisters-in-law, Olive Y. Narimatsu, Nobuko Nishimura, Michiko (Richard) Uchimura and Rosalie Takayama of Hilo and Thelma Cook of Washington state; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Helen Mieko Akita Yugawa, 93, of Honomu died March 31 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Honomu, she was a retired state Department of Health deputy registrar and member of the Hilo Coast United Church of Christ. Celebration of life 9-10 a.m. May 3 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Urn committal service at 9 a.m. May 4 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No koden. Survived by daughters, Shelly Y. (James) O’Heron of Honolulu, Linell E. Yugawa of Brookline, Mass., and Arlean M. (William) Rohde of Montgomery, Texas; brothers, Wendell T. (Naomi) Akita of Honolulu and Burton T. (Doreen) Akita of Hilo; sister-in-law, Hanako Yugawa of Pepeekeo; brother-in-law, Brown Hisatake of Aiea, Oahu; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The memorial service for Arlene Keaulana will be at 7 p.m. Thursday (April 12) at Nanakuli Door of Faith Mission; visitation at 6 p.m. An incorrect location was submitted for an obit published Friday. Additionally, the names of survivors Charlene Keaulana and Donnasherry Eastman were submitted incorrectly.