Obituaries for October 7

Esteban “Steve” Evangelista, 92, of Hilo died Sept. 11 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Pangasinan, Philippines, he was a sugar plantation worker, practical nurse, emergency room technician at Hilo hospital, U.S. Army veteran and was a member of the Hawaii Government Employee’s Association, Hilo Hospital Retired Club and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Visitation from 5-6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Oct. 19 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Lehua Section). Survived by wife, Priscilla Evangelista of Hilo; son, Steve (Sheila Joanette) Evangelista of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; daughter, Daisy (Darren) Shimaoka of Hilo; half-sister, Rosita Torio of Philippines; brother-in-law, Leo (Nathy) Ancheta of Hilo; sister-in-law, G.A. Emma (Larry) Corpuz of Hilo; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Aleen “Sam” Diane Horishney, 67, of Kealakekua died Aug. 31 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Corvallis, Oregon, she was a homemaker. Private service held. Survived by sisters, Eleanor (Gene) Tarman of Arizona and Janet Simonsen; brothers, Paul (Margaret) Simonsen of California, Donald (Teri) Simonsen of California and John Simonsen of Kailua-Kona; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Nora Luke, 79, of Hawi died Aug. 14 at home. Born in North Kohala, she was a retired licensed practical nurse at Kohala Hospital and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Private services held. Survived by sisters, Ruby Fukuyama of Arizona and Jane (Charles) Kircher of California; brothers, Stanley (Madeline) Gonsalves of Kohala and Dennis (Carol) Gonsalves of Hilo; sister-in-law, Louise House of Honolulu; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Irene Leiko Ikeda Nagata, 87, of Aiea, Oahu, died Sept. 15. Born in Holualoa-Kona, she was a retired intern supervisor for the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Education. Visitation at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 at Nuuanu Congregational Church in Honolulu; service of celebration at 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Glenn (Shirley) Nagata and Randall (Carol) Nagata, both of Honolulu; daughters, Joanne (Roy) Arakaki of Honolulu and Claire (Wesley) Nagatori of Keaau; brothers, Jiro Ikeda of Honolulu, Albert “Baer” (Jane) Ikeda of Kona, Hidemi Arthur Ikeda of Honolulu and Dale (Sue Young) Ikeda of San Francisco; sister, Amy Saito of Hilo; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Takashi Takemoto, 94, of Papaikou died Aug. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Papaikou, he was retired from the Diamond Head Papaya Company as an office manager, was a member of Papaikou Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and a U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. No flowers or koden. Survived by wife, Hazel Takemoto of Papaikou; son, Neil Takemoto of Washington, D.C.; daughters, Lianne (Richard) Gassner of Portland, Oregon, Lori (Ryan Kodama) Takemoto of Kapolei, Oahu, and Alicia (Jonah) Kaneshiro of Kaneohe, Oahu; brothers, Shizuo Takemoto of Hilo and Kiyoshi (Setsuko) Takemoto of Papaikou; two grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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