Obituaries for December 6

John Carl Haywood, 88, of Waimea died Nov. 19. Born in Berlin, he was a building contractor and carpenter. Private services. Survived by wife, Heidi Haywood of Waimea; sister, Rita (Ed) Jolley of Canada; stepson, Jerome Birht of Hookena; stepdaughter, Corinna (Darin) Debina of Kailua-Kona; three stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Robert “Bob” Duane Decker, 76, of Waikoloa died Dec. 2 at home. Born in Paonia, Colo., he was a retired master carpenter, boat builder, member of Waikoloa Baptist Church and U.S. Army veteran. Service 9 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 11) at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by wife, Terry Decker of Waikoloa; daughter, Christy Decker of Honolulu; son, Benjamin (Aidee) Decker of California; brother, Larry Decker of Arizona; sister-in-law, Jackie Mattison of Waikoloa; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Daniel Matthew Luce, 68, of Mountain View died Oct. 21 at home. Born in Minneapolis, he was a building contractor and school bus driver. Celebration of life with family and friends Saturday (Dec. 8). Online condolences: Survived by children, Jennifer (Timothy) Suderman, Kimberly (Jameson) Kenyon and Thomas (Carey Noakes) Luce of California; brothers, Jeffrey (Deborah) Luce, Andrew (Stacey) Luce, and Allen Luce; sister, Jane Thallas; stepmother, Della Luce; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Norman “Norm” Paik, 83, of Keaau died Nov. 28 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in New York City, he was an engineer and businessman, founder and CEO of NH Research Inc., U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Big Island Amateur Radio Club. No services. Survived by wife, Kathleen Paik of Keaau; son, Russell (Sandra Marshall) Paik of Texas; brother, William W. (Nancy Linn) Paik of California; four grandchildren; a niece. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Richard Arvel Walker, 58, of Holualoa died Nov. 27. Born in San Francisco, he was a pump manager for West Hawaii Concrete. Services 1-4 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 9) at Puuanahulu Community Arena, 71-1409 Hawaii Belt Road in Kailua-Kona, next to old Big Island Country Club. Online condolences: Survived by mother, Grace Walker of Honokaa; son, Andrew Faustina of Dubai; daughters, Ashley (Porsha) Faustina of Keaau and Lena (Nicholas) Santa Cruz of Travis AFB, Fairfield, Calif.; sister, Christine Walker of Hilo; seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.


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