Obituaries for June 20

Leonetta Keolaokalani Osorio Kinard, 92, of Pauoa, Oahu, formerly of Hilo, died May 15 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired business owner and former member of the Houselots Kumiai and the university extension group Nu Oli. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (June 23) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Urn committal services to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Survived by daughter, Leolinda Parlin of Honolulu; brother, Elroy (Delene) Osorio Sr. of Hilo; sister-in-law, Lani Osorio of Kapolei, Oahu; hanai daughter, Berta Kaili of Pacifica, Calif.; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Noah Kaanohiokala Halekauwila Nihau, 67, of Ocean View, formerly of Las Vegas, died Jan. 8 at home. Born in Puueopaku, he was a professional musician. Visitation 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (June 23) at Wailoa State Recreation Area Pavilion No. 2. Celebration of life at 1 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Susan Joyce Tidlund Nihau of Canada; sons, Trent (Napua) Nihau of Hilo, Torrey (Dallas) Nihau of Canada, Troy Nihau of Hilo, Allen Piliwale-Ugalde of Oregon and Noah K. (Shante) Piliwale-Ugalde Jr. of Volcano; daughters, Tiffany Nihau of Las Vegas and Kapuanani Piliwale-Ugalde (Rick) Wilson of Oahu; brothers, John (Diane) Nihau, Joseph Nihau and Phillip Nihau of Hilo, Henry (Peggy) Nihau and George (Sue) Nihau of Las Vegas; sisters, Janet Simmons, Shirley Golden and Maize (Chris) Lievens of Hilo, Julie Nihau of Arizona; 20 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Minoru Oyama, 97, of Kailua-Kona died June 14 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born June 7 in Honolulu, he was a retired carpenter and member of Hawaii Carpenters Union Local 745. Service at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary in Honolulu. Survived by wife, Annie Oyama of Kailua-Kona; son, Lance Oyama of Honolulu; daughter, Cheryl Tokuoka of Kailua-Kona; sister, Esther (Masami) Tomomitsu of Honolulu; brother, Gerald (Aiko) Oyama of Honolulu; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Leonisa “Nei Nei” Jamito Rayoan, 93, of Hilo died June 3 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday (June 22) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Leroy (Shirlene) Rayoan of Hilo; daughter, Gloria (John) Stearns of Lincoln, Calif.; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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Fukue Betty Shiraki, 90, of Captain Cook died May 31 at home. Born in Kona, she was the owner of the former Shiraki Dry Cleaners in Captain Cook and member of Akitsu Kumiai, Kumamoto Kenjin Kai, Hiroshima Kenjin Kai and Yamaguchi Kenjin Kai. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Sunday (June 24) at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Kealakekua. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Dale (Desiree) Shiraki of Kealakekua and Clayton Shiraki of Captain Cook; brother, Lawrence (Dolly) Kamei of Huntington Beach, Calif.; sisters, Yoshie Hale of Laguna Beach, Calif., Jane (Richard) Kunitomo of Kealakekua and Millicent (Roy) Tanoue of Arcadia, Calif.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; an aunt and uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Fred Robert Switgall, 62, of Keaau died June 8 in Hilo. Born in San Diego, he was a plumber, landscaper and member of Defenders of Wildlife, National Rifle Association, Surfrider Foundation and Feed the Hungry. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (June 23) at Leleiwi Beach Park in Hilo. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual or beach attire. Survived by spouse, Ekekela Ridgeway of Pahoa; son, Paul Kainalu Switgall of Pahoa; daughter, Punahele Ridgeway of Pahoa; brother, Paul Stanley Switgall of San Diego; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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