Obituaries for October 26

John Edward Dawrs, 69, of Holualoa died Oct. 15 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a waterman, a motorcycle mechanic, moto-cross racer, a retired major with the Hawaii County Police Department and was active in various community organizations. Celebration of life 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Kealakehe Pavilion of the West Hawaii Community Health Center. Survived by wife, Gail Berke Dawrs of Holualoa; daughter, Samantha Dawrs of Arizona; son, Joshua Dawrs of Holualoa; sister, Barbara Dawrs Martinez of California; sister-in-law, Patricia Dawrs of Hilo. Arrangements by Cremation services of West Hawaii.

Rosaline Martins Gouveia, 96, of Captain Cook died Sept. 23 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Holualoa, she was a coffee farmer and member of St. John’s Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 27) at St. John’s Catholic Church in Kealakekua. Mass 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Causal attire. Survived by son, Roy Gouveia of Captain Cook; daughter, Genevieve Gouveia Wheeler of Captain Cook; sisters, Jane Henriques of Captain Cook; Julia Preston of Mountain View and Vivian Marumoto of Nebraska; brother, Joseph (Amparo) Gouveia of Pahoa; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Paulina Ronolo Mangrubang, 93, of Hawi died Oct. 15 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Ewa Beach, Oahu, she was a homemaker, seamstress and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Private services held. Consolations may be sent to Merle Delo Santos at Survived by sons, Dr. Fred (Poh-Pin) Mangrubang of Ashburn, Va. and Wilfred Mangrubang of Hawi; daughter, Merle Jean (Ellsworth) Delo Santos of Hilo; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jerry Calvin McConaughy, 72, of Kealakekua died Oct. 23 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Fullerton, Calif., he was a carpenter and a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. Internment with military honors 9 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 31) at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Survived by wife, Mary Ann Kaduk of Kailua-Kona; son, Tanner Kai (Molly) McConaughy of Savannah, Ga.; daughter, Lauren (Jonathan) MacGregor of Ft. Worth, Texas; and sister, Beverly Van Buren of Cortez, Colo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Scott “Yoshi” Kainoa Shigeo Okabayashi, 26, of Ohio died Oct. 9 in Ohio. Born in Hilo, he was a staff sergeant and aerospace medicine technician for the U.S. Air Force. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 1) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Funeral service 10 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by father, Raymond “Ray” (Eunice Domingo) Okabayashi of Hawaii; mother, Daisy (Mauro) Digennaro of Texas; sister, Nalani (John Ross Andrade) Okabayashi of Hawaii; brothers, Cody Ray (Angelle Mariano) Okabayashi of Maui and Christopher (Jaydene Kaawaloa-Alidon) Alidon of Hawaii; maternal grandfather, Richard (Viko Nguyen) Alidon of Hawaii; maternal grandmother, Harriet Lehua (Larry) Ichinotsubo of Hawaii; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Thomas ‘Tom” Harley Powell, 76, of Waikoloa died Oct. 6 at home. Born in Tacoma, Wash., he was ministerial servant for the Waikoloa Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Memorial service 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at Waikoloa Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 68-3625 Paniolo Ave., Waikoloa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World-Wide Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Survived by wife, Anne Powell of Waikoloa; sisters, Bonnie Powell and Becky Lazzaro, both of Washington, Cindie (Jay) Winder of Idaho; numerous cousins, two nieces and a nephew. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

The Rev. William H. Thornton, 97, of Ainakea died Oct. 6 at home. Born in Kalihi, Honolulu, he retired from the federal government, was a U.S. Army veteran and a reverend (kahu) of Gospel of Salvation Church in Kohala. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Jodo Mission Hall in Hawi. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcomed. Cremation to follow and an urn committal service will be held 11 a.m Nov. 23 at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery (section A, row 10, plot 5) with military honors. Survived by sons, Charles Karratti of Kapaau, Richard (Cindy) Thornton of Virginia and Rialrome (Anu) Thornton of Honolulu; daughters, Gwendolyn Wallace and Barbara Karratti of Las Vegas, Nev., Lourisla (Allen) Kauanoe and Naomi Thornton of Kaapau, Mariealran (Wayne) Akana and Zariai (Peter) Kaheaku of Honolulu; daughter in-law, Elizabeth Karratti of Kapaau; 27 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and god children. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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