Obituaries for October 24

Paul Leland Breese, 96, of Kapaau died Oct. 18 in Kapaau. Born in Minneapolis, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked as a zoological consultant and Honolulu Zoo director. Celebration of Life with military honors at noon Nov. 2 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Jean Marie DeMercer-Breese; son, Paul Breese III of Santa Cruz, Calif.; daughters, Marlee Breese of Waimanalo, Oahu, Natalie Sainsevain of Halaula, Dawn Breese of Santa Cruz; stepdaughters, Eileen Lee of Waimea, Elizabeth Splietof of Portland, Ore., Caroline Wissmann of Tokyo, Vicky DeMercer of Kaneohe, Oahu; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Burr McQuade Cox, 72, of Keaau died Oct. 4 at The Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Pasadena, Calif, he attended Carmel High School, was a family and sports photographer, active in Sure Foundation Puna and also enjoyed surfing, music and riding his Harley Davidson. Private viewing held. Celebration of life 4-6 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 27) at Sure Foundation Puna in Keaau. Flowers welcome. Survived by partner, Sally of Keaau; daughter, Harmony (Dave) of Reno, Nev.; sons, Jai (Joy) of Woodlawn Hills, Calif., Jas of Keaau; brother, Micheal (Leslie) of Carmel; sister, Lee of Montana; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.


Joseph “Joe” Richard Green, 79, of North Kohala died Oct. 19 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Weiser, Idaho, he was a retired systems engineer for Sony Corporation in California. Private service to be announced. For information, call 895-9326. Survived by son, Dehzhur (Tracy) Green of North Kohala; daughter, Ilona Marcello of California; five grandchildren; friends, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Irene Yoneko Kanetake, 96, of Kailua, Oahu, died Sept. 17 in Kailua. Born in Hakalau, she was a retired real estate broker, founding member of Kailua Christian Church and past president of the Nuuanu YMCA Thursday Luncheon and Hui O Lau Lima. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Kailua Christian Church, 317 Manono St. in Kailua. Service 10:30 a.m. Private inernment. Aloha attire. Survived by son, Wesley T. (Ione) Kanetake of Hilo; stepdaughter, Gerry Uesugi of El Cerrito, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Marlene Kanetake of Honolulu; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Hanako Miyahara, 88, of Waiohinu died Oct. 9 at home. Born in Napoopoo, she was a homemaker and member of Naalehu Hongwanji Mission and the Naalehu Hongwanji Kumiai. Private services held. No flowers or koden. Survived by sons, Paul (Renee) Miyahara of Kurtistown, Jon Miyahara of Honolulu; daughters, Dawn (James) Pitton and Jill Marquez of Honolulu, April (Matt) Luera of Volcano, Joy (Rory) Murata of Mountain View; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yoshino Nagasako, 94, of Ookala died Sept. 11 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired housekeeper at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, retired employee of Honokaa High School and member of the Honokaa Senior Citizens and Honokaa Nutrition Club. Private services held. Survived by sons, Raymond Zukeran of Hilo, Byron (Jodie) Nagasako of Honolulu; daughter, Leinaala (Alan) Ikeuchi of Honokaa; son-in-law, Don Elvena of Honolulu; daughter-in-law, Masae Zukeran of Hilo; sister, Shirley Nishimoto of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Chieko Sakuda and Fumie Matsumoto of California, Elaine Nagasako of Hilo; 13 grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Florentina “Tina” Saludares, 74, of Hilo died Oct. 12 at Kasier Hospital in Honolulu. Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she was a private care home operator in Hilo and member of the Annak Ti Batac Association, ARCH Association, Big Island Filipino Council, Filipino Catholic Club and the Wainaku Christian Community. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 30) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service 7 p.m. Visitation again from 8-10 a.m. Oct. 31 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Celebration of Mass 10 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcomed. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park (Ilima Section). Survived by sons, Robert (Lorie Ann) Saludares Jr., Raymond Saludares and Nestor Saludares of Hilo; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sue Reed Sumida, 79, of Kealakekua died Oct. 6 at Galanto Care Home. Born in Columbus, Ohio, she was a retired teacher at Konawaena High School. Private services held. Survived by husband, Norman Sumida of Kealakekua; daughter, Laura (Mike) Mleko of Chicago; son, Aaron (Amy) Sumida of Syracuse, N.Y.; brothers-in-law: Brian Sumida of Oahu, Ronald (AnneMarie) Sumida of Los Angeles; six grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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