Obituaries for January 12

William Henry Anger, 68, of Keaau died Dec. 22 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Chicago, he was a retired woodworker. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by spouse, Shiony Anger of Keaau; son, Nathan Anger of Tucson, Ariz.; daughter, Angela (Rosendo Vergara) Anger of Tucson; brothers, Robert (Iris) Anger of Kula, Maui, and David (Tori) Anger of Coos Bay, Ore.; sisters, Patricia (Dan Lloyd) Anger of Keaau, Michelle (Mike) Gilles of Bend, Ore., and Laura (Michael) Gray of Coos Bay; two grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Mae Jean “Jeannie” Ferreira Cordeiro, 81, of Kalopa Homestead died Dec. 28 at home. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Private services at a later date. Survived by son, Eddie Gene (Juanette) Cordeiro of Kalopa Homestead; daughter-in-law, Sharon Cordeiro of Ewa Beach, Oahu; brother, William (Bernie) Ferreira of Kalopa; brother-in-law, Billy Ferreira of Waimea; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Louis George Lawrence, 88, of Haina, Honokaa died Dec. 3 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Haina, he was a retired carpenter. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday (Jan. 18) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Memorial Mass at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Laura (Armando) Vasquez of Haina and Lorna Lawrence of Honokaa; son, Wayne Lawrence of Papaaloa; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gilbert Medeiros Sr., 88, of South Point died Dec. 17 at home. Born in South Kona, he was a retired foreman and cowboy for Kahuku and McCandless ranches, member of the Paniolo Hall of Fame and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Naalehu. All-night vigil starts 2 p.m. Friday (Jan. 18) at his home. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Naalehu. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Pansy Leialoha Wedemeyer Long-Medeiros of Honolulu; daughter, Peggy (Derek) Tolentino of Kawaihae; son, Gilbert Medeiros Jr. of Naalehu; stepdaughters, Lorena (Austin) Shaw of Kawaihae, Belinda (Kenneth) Long-Chang and Lisa (Wayne) Long-Hess of Honolulu; stepson, John (Lilinoe) Long of Honolulu; brothers, Alfred Medeiros of Hookena and Frank Medeiros of Kauai; sister, Phoebe Loo of Utah; 19 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Susan Ritsuko Nakayama, 65, of Hilo died Jan. 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired state tax examiner and member of Kapaau Jodo Mission and Hawaii Government Employees Association. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by spouse, Cooper Nakayama of Hilo; son, Devan Nakayama of Honolulu; daughter, Cara Nakayama of Hilo; sister, Sharon (Earl) Nomura of Kurtistown; brother, Stanley Shimizu of Pennsylvania; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


Gwendolyn “Gwen” Diane Richards, 70, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 9 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker and retired beautician. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by son, James McCandless of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Kimberly Richards of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Marie Miller of Ocean View, Madeline McCandless of Honolulu, Thelma McCandless of Hilo and Helen (Malcolm) Kia of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Clifford Figueroa of Nevada and Thomas McCandless of Hilo; six grandchildren and a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

The late Jerry “J.O.” Anthony Oliveira is survived by, among others, sister, Rose Marie (Don) Hostedler of Wyoming. Her name was incorrectly submitted for an obituary published Wednesday.

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