Obituaries for November 29

Ethel Chiharu Aoki, 90, of Captain Cook died Nov. 24 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pepeekeo, she was a registered nurse and member of Akitsu Gumi, Kona Hongwanji Kyodan and Buddhist Women’s Association, Kona Hongwanji Jiho, Kona Hongwanji Danna Program, Hawaii Government Employee Association and Kumamoto Kenjin Kai. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Sunday (Dec. 2) at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Kealakekua. Memorial service at noon. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Bart (Martin Low) Aoki of San Francisco; daughter, Geri Ann (Glenn) Aoki-Davidson of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Seiya Hasegawa of Oahu and Kikuo (Marilyn) Hasegawa of Hilo; sister, Akime Hiwatashi of Maui; two granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Leslie D. Correia, 73, of Kalopa, died Nov. 24 at home. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was a retired Hawaii County police officer, watermelon farmer, rancher, former owner of Alfalfa Hay and Cubes Feed Store in Paauilo and U.S. Navy veteran. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by wife, Kay Correia of Kalopa; daughters, Lisa (Matthew) Correia-Burger of Olalla, Wash., and Michelle (Paul) Correia of Kalopa; son, Brendon (Zelina) Correia of Honokaa; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


William “Will Devine” Hulyk, 58, of Pahoa died Nov. 15 at home. Born in Detroit, he was a caregiver, musician, drummer in Girls Nite Out and mentor to younger musicians. Celebration of life noon Sunday (Dec. 2) at Lava Shack in Pahoa featuring a number of bands, including Girls Nite Out. Survived by sister, Cynthia Pawalaczyk of Saginaw, Mich.; a niece and four nephews; seven great niece and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sanae Matsumura, 77, of Kealakekua died Nov. 7 at home. Born in Honaunau, she was a former cashier for KTA Super Stores and the former Sure Save Supermarkets, secretary for Kona Rancho Produce and member of Kona Senior Karaoke Club, Konawaena High School Class of 1959 Alumni and Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Private services for immediate family. Celebration of life 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Yano Hall in Captain Cook. Aloha attire. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Memorial donations to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 4130, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by husband, Sueto Matsumura of Kealakekua; sons, Jason (Dayna) Matsumura of Aiea, Oahu, and Tyson (Rachelle) Matsumura of Honokaa; daughter, LeAnn Matsumura of Kealakekua; brothers, Koichi (Joan) Fukushima of Captain Cook and John (Betty) Fukushima of Brevard, N.C.; sister, Matsuno Katz of North Las Vegas; a granddaughter and a step-granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sadao Oshiro, 81, of Hilo died Aug. 9 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Mountain View, he was a retired journeyman welder for the former HT&T Co. and U.S. Army veteran. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Bernice Emiko Oshiro of Hilo; daughter, Lynn Oshiro of San Diego; two grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Jean Kelekolio Rapoza, 86, of Keaau died Nov. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honaunanu, she retired from the former Hilo Quality Cleaners and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 8-10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Survived by sons, George (Gail) Rapoza Jr. and Elroy (Amalia) Rapoza of Keaau, Wendell A. Rapoza and Roland (Christy) Rapoza of Hilo; daughters, Joan (Glen) Arakawa of Hilo, Linda (Lito) Mercado and Lorilynn Rapoza of Keaau; brothers and sisters; 20 grandchildren, plus great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Funeral arrangements for the late Tsuyuko Shimizu are being handled by Ballard Family Mortuary. An obituary published Wednesday contained incorrect information.

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