Obituaries for October 10

Martinson “Marty” Pele Kaniho Jr., 51, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Waimea, died Aug. 26 at home. Born in California, he was a truck driver and member of Teamsters 959. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 13) at New Hope Waimea. Celebration of life at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Vivian Kaniho of Alaska; sons, David Saccheus, Michael Saccheus, Matthew Saccheus and Keoni Makai Anugaaq Kaniho, all of Alaska; daughter, Zena Lynn Roberts of Alaska; father, Martinson (Sharon) Kaniho Sr. of Alaska; brothers, Richard (June) Kaniho and Anthony (Bessie) Kaniho of Waimea; hanai sister, Kawehi Taufa of Honolulu; one grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Vernon K. Karratti, 67, of Kapaau died Sept. 16 at home. Born in Maile, he owned VK Painting and was founder and former president of Kohala Baseball League (Youth Support Group). Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at Jodo Mission Hall in North Kohala. Services at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Casual attire. Survived by father, William H. Thornton of Kapaau; wife, Elizabeth Karratti of Kapaau; son, Vernon W.T. (Bambi) Karratti of Kapaau; daughters, Verina (Boy) Fong of Kailua-Kona, Nalani (Bulla) Reich of Waimea and Vergina (Ka‘i) Karratti of Kapaau; brothers, Richard (Cindy) Karratti of Virginia, Rialrome (Anu) Thornton of Honolulu and Charles Karratti of Kapaau; sisters, Lourisla (Allen) Kauanoe of Kapaau, Marielran (Wayne) Akana of Honolulu, Zariai (Peter) Kaheaku of Honolulu, Naomi Thornton of Kapaau and Gwendolyn Wallace and Barbara Jean Karratti of Las Vegas; 37 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and hanai children and grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Hiroshi Haraguchi, 95, of Pepeekeo died Sept. 26 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired state grounds keeper. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Oct. 17 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Hilo. Service at 5 p.m. No flowers, no koden. Survived by sons, Gerald (Stella) Haraguchi of Hilo and Steven (Toni) Haraguchi of Honolulu; daughter, Joanne (Glenn) Yoshida of California; sister, Chieko Sugimoto of Honolulu; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Charlene Irene O’Connor, 74, of Kailua-Kona died Oct. 6 at home. Born in Portland, Ore., she was a missionary to China, worked with University of the Nations and YWAM. and member of Calvary Community Church. Visitation 5 p.m. Friday (Oct. 12) at Calvary Community Church, 76-4295 Leilani St. in Kailua-Kona. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Gordon O’Connor of Kailua-Kona; sons, Shane (Heidi) O’Connor of Richland, Wash., and Jeremy (Nicole) O’Connor of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Shauna Zinn of Kailua-Kona; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Ginger “Jinjah” Lehua Sasahara-Ross, 42, of Hilo died Sept. 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a Sack ‘N Save courtesy clerk. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Friday (Oct. 12) at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by daughters, Jacelin Lamarco and Carol Ross of Hilo; son, Cain Ross of Hilo; parents, Ronald and Nona Sasahara of Hilo; brothers, Miles (Juanita) Wayne of Texas and Bradley (Terri) Wayne of Utah; sister, Rondalyn Sasahara of Hilo; maternal grandmother, Alma Nabarro of Hilo; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, hanai sisters and hanai brothers. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Irene Ikeda Nagata is survived by, among others, Dale (Sue Yung) Ikeda of San Francisco. Yung was misspelled in an obituary published Sunday.

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