Obituaries for December 14

Aaron David Bandy, 82, of Kurtistown died Dec. 5 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Francis, Okla., he was a retired high school teacher in San Jose, Calif. No services. Survived by a brother and two sisters. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Danielle Taty’ana Maile Samson-Cabral, 18, of Hilo died Sept. 24 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born she was a former student at Hilo High School and member of New Hope-Hilo. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 15) at New Hope-Hilo. Celebration of life services at 10 a.m. Refreshments after services. Scattering of ashes 2 p.m. at Four-Miles beach. Casual attire; flowers welcomed. Survived by father, Mark Daniel Cabral of Puna; mother, Davlyn Samson of Hilo; brothers, Dexter Cabral of Oahu and Dustin Samson of Hilo; sisters, Tania Samson-Cabral and Tiade Samson-Cabral of Hilo; grandparents, Manuel R. Cabral of Oahu; Joanne and John De Leon and Sandra Smith of Mountain View; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Oahu Mortuary.


Aquilino C. Corpuz, 88, of Keaau died Nov. 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Laoag City, Philippines, he was a retired macadamia nut and coffee picker. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 19) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 20) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park. Lehua section. Survived by daughters, Fellie C. (Danny) Albano, Elsa C. Oriarte and Evelyn C. (Jose) Ramelb of Keaau; son, Orlando (Elda) Corpuz of Keaau; hanai children, Leo (Leonila) Ibasco of Philippines and Matian Ibasco of Canada; sister, Esmenia C. (Rufino) Agpaoa of Philippines; sisters-in-law, Virginia Corpuz and Rosita Corpuz of Philippines; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tadashi Imaino, 91, of Hilo died Nov. 18 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired state carpenter foreman, worked at Jas. W. Glover, was a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Hoyukai Softball League, Kaumana 1 Mile Kumiai, U.S. Air Force and Army World War II veteran and throw-net fisherman. Private services held. Survived by son, Michael Imaino of Hilo; daughters, Terry (Calvin J. Fukuhara) Imaino of Kurtistown and Dr. Lei (Trent Hata) Imaino-Hata of Hilo; brothers, George Imaino of Renton, Wash., Yoshi Imaino of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Richard Imaino of Kailua, Oahu; sister, Violet (Raymond) Mimaki of Hawaii Kai, Oahu; sister-in-law, Alice Imaino of Hilo; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Masao “Kobe” Kobayashi, 99, of Kalaoa, Papaikou, died Dec. 1, 2018 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kalaoa, he was a retired mechanic and car salesman for the former Hilo Motors and member of Papaikou Hongwanji Mission, East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai, Double 9 Golf Club and Kalaoa Kumiai. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Donna Chang and Cory (Myles) Watanabe; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Hisae Motoyama, 96, of Waimea, formerly of Hilo, died Oct. 10 at a private care home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired office clerk for Theo H. Davies and member of Hilo Meishoin Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Carol (Norman) Oshiro of Cerritos, Calif., and Cora (Allan) Yokoyama of Waimea; a grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Ambrosio Callo is survived by, among others, sons Gerard Callo of Hilo and Gregory (Jonette) Callo of Honolulu. Incorrect information was submitted for an obituary published Wednesday.


Visitation for the late Masamori “Masa” Sunahara is 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 20) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire, no flowers. Additional information in an obituary published Sept. 28.

Services for the late Clement Roger Zierke will not be held Saturday (Dec. 15) due to a family emergency. Visitation has been rescheduled for 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 10 a.m. Gathering to follow at Zierke home. Additional information in an obituary published Tuesday.

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