Obituaries for November 8

Dennis Rueben Bangay, 74, of Kealakekua died Oct. 25 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a journeyman plumber for the state and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Lunch to follow. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Sharen Bangay of Kealakekua; daughter, Tara (Greg) Fournier of Las Vegas; son, Kenneth Kapono (Trisha) Bangay of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Randall (Yvonne) Bangay of Honolulu; sister, Corinne (John) Whitten of Kaneohe, Oahu; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Ralph Austin Bard III, 79, of Hawi died Oct. 25 at home. Born in Charleston, W.Va., he was an investment manager and cowboy. Private services. Survived by daughters, Jamile Cassidy of Virginia Beach, Va., Cynthia Harbison of Portland, Ore., Kelley Bard of Durango, Colo.; sister, Katherine Dickson of Denver; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


Raymond “Tom” Thomas Mata Jr., 51, of Waikoloa, died Sept. 29 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a landscaper for Resort Management Group. Celebration of life 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hale Halawai. Survived by sons, Nolan Kanda, Tyson Mata and Nason Mata of Kailua-Kona, Kekoa Mata of Waimea; daughters, Honorae Kanda-Mata of Kailua-Kona and Kamuela Mata of Waimea; mother, Peggy Carmack of Waikoloa; companion, Aulani Figueroa of Waimea; sisters, Lisa Alapai of Kauai, Rayanne Mata, Raynae Mata, Raylenne (Titus) Akao, Raynell Mata and Rayemarie (Francis) Kekona of Kailua-Kona, April Mata of Hilo; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Miyoko Hasegawa Matsuo, 97, of Waipahu, Oahu, formerly of Honokaa, died Nov. 1 at Palolo Chinese Nursing Home in Honolulu. Born in Honokaa, she was a retired clerk for S. Hasegawa Store. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Paauilo Kongoji Mission. Service at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment at a later date at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu. Survived by daughter, Lenora (Calvin) Okubo; brother, Iwao Hasegawa; two granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.


Alexander Makana Lake Pilkinton, 6, of Keaau died Nov. 1. He was a student at Keaau Elementary School. Celebration of life 3 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 11) at Puna Hongwanji Mission in Keaau. Casual attire; Superman shirts requested. Survived by parents, Von Lono Pilkinton and Jahnavi Rose Lake; brother, Arjuna Lake; grandparents, Nancy Kaimiola Sweezey and Lawson Pilkinton.

William “Bill” Roy Trumbo, 79, of Kailua-Kona and Volcano, died Oct. 28 at a private care home in Hilo. Born in New Haven, Ky., he was retired athletic director at Konawaena High School, former athletic director at University of Hawaii at Hilo life-long educator, coach, athletic director and teacher at Garden Grove High School, Culver-Stockton College, Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College, University of Idaho, McMinnville High School, Santa Barbara City College, Cal State University-Monterey Bay and Diablo Valley College, member and leader at New Hope Christian Fellowship in Volcano, Christian Church of Pacific Grove, Calif., and First Baptist Church of Santa Rosa, Calif. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at New Hope-Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road. Celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Memorial donations to New Hope-Volcano. Survived by wife, Lori Trumbo of Volcano; daughters, Marcie (Ron) Bennett of Eagle, Idaho, Tracey (Ken) Bradley of Rohnert Park, Calif., Lorianne (Colin) Onaka of Kona, Renee Kaimana (Tony) Souza and Jennifer (Beto) Chaparro of Mesa, Ariz.; mother-in-law, Annie W. Kahawai of Hilo; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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