Obituaries for September 20

Emiko Aihara, 87, of Hilo died Aug. 25 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Kohala, she was a sales clerk at the former Tots ‘n Teens, retired sales clerk at F.W. Woolworth and member of Hilo Meishoin and Fukuoka Kenjin Kai. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Service at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Myles Aihara of Oahu; brother, Gilbert Kamegawa of Hilo; sister, Gail (Earl) Kaku of Hilo; sister-in-law, Elaine Kamegawa of Oahu; brother-in-law, Edward Wong of Oahu; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Hideko “Yoshiko” Hane Diama, 81, of Hilo died July 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Yokohama, Japan, she was a homemaker. Private services held. Survived by husband, Herbert Diama of Hilo; sisters, Atsuko Niizuma, Mitsue Sato and Toyoko Yamamoto of Yokohama, Japan; brother-in-law, Benjamin Diama of Keaau; sisters-in-law, Catherine Campainha and Carol D. Brown of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Stanley A. Fuke, 76, of Las Vegas, formerly of Pahala, died Aug. 16 in Las Vegas. Born in Pahala, he was director of library services for Clark County School District. Private services held in Las Vegas. Survived by brothers, Chester (Patricia) Fuke, Sidney (Aileen) Fuke and Milton (Karen) Fuke; a niece, nephews, a grandniece and three grandnephews. Arrangements by Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services.

Margaret Jane Hughs, 97, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 30 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Springfield, Mass., she was a retired operating room clerk, sorority housemother at Cornell University, award-winning silversmith and lapidary and member of Christ Church Episcopal and Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse, N.Y. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Christ Church Episcopal, 81-1004 Konawaena School Road, Kealakekua. Reception to follow at Queen Emma Community Center. Survived by daughter, Kate (Cirilo Rosario) Winter of Kailua-Kona; sons, Leslie (Linda) Hughs of Stamford, Vt., and Kenneth Hughs of Mannsville, N.Y.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Alexander “Bull” Kahalialaulani Kamau, 78, of Hilo died Sept. 6 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired foreman for Hawaii Electric Light Co. and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mindbenders and HELCO softball clubs and Kawailani Kumiai. Visitation 8-10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Patricia “Pat” Kamau of Hilo; sons, Richard (Anne) Kamau of Puna and Robert (Priscilla) Kamau of Hilo; daughter, Robin (Thomas) Mattos of Hilo; sisters, Mary Fragas of Hilo, Lei Pae of Oahu and Margie Lerch of North Carolina; brother-in-law, Kenneth Apaka of Hilo; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Randy Arvi Mantyla, 65, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 2. Born in Seattle, he was manager-operator of Big Island Roto-Rooter, owner of Randy’s Quality Meats, fashion coordinator for Gennera Sportswear, commercial fisherman, bridge builder and president at Buyer Pacific Triangle Antiques and Collectibles. Celebration of life Sunday, Sept. 30, at Honokohau Harbor grassy knoll. Potluck at 1 p.m. Survived by wife, Joanna Mantyla; son, Ian (Anna) Mantyla; daughter, Anne (Scott) Rubey; two brothers; three grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary.


Angela Lila Murphy, 68, of Keaau died Aug. 31 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in California, she was a retired teacher. Potluck memorial 11:30 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 23) at Center for Spiritual Living East Hawaii, 15-1833 Paradise Drive, Keaau. Online condolences: No known survivors. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Gene K Pua, 75, of Kealakekua died July 7 in Kealakekua. Born in Ka‘u, he worked for Nakamoto egg farm, played ukulele and loved the ocean and his family. Scattering of ashes 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 22) at Honokohau Harbor. Celebration of life noon at Old Kona Airport Park large pavilion. Online condolences: Survived by numerous family. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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