Obituaries for January 31

Richard Edwin Bingham, 77, of Volcano died Jan. 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Grass Valley, Calif., he was a retired table games dealer at the Flamingo Hilton in Laughlin, Nev. No services. Online condolences: Survived by daughters, Marissa Ruby, Nakesha Bingham and Alena McNeal; son, Richard G. Bingham; sisters, Phillis Jennings and Dolores Klienhan; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Doris “Dorie” Eleanor Gauslin, 91, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 22 at The Queen’s Medical Center. Born in Lindsay, Calif., she was a medical office manager, marriage minister and member of Youth With A Mission and Lifewater Church in Kealakekua. Celebration of life 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 2) at YWAM/University of the Nations Go Center Prayer Room. Aloha “Dorie” attire (purple, butterflies and sequins). Survived by husband, Russ Gauslin of Kailua-Kona; son, Tim (Jin Hee) Gauslin of Slidell, La.; daughter, Dawn Gauslin of Kailua-Kona; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Anson Vince Kahlua Guitang, 27, of Kapaau died Dec. 20 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Hilo, he was an assistant manager for S&L Delivery. Visitation 11 a.m.-noon Monday, Feb. 11, at Keokea Beach Park in North Kohala. Celebration of life at noon. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Kennylene Guitang of Kapaau; son, Kensonwayne Guitang of Kapaau; father, Gregory Guitang of Kapaau; sisters, Chanice (Krystal Majamay) Guitang, Janise D’amore-Mejia and Lanice Mejia-Kaua of Hilo; paternal grandparents, Max and Leo Guitang of Kapaau; maternal grandmother, Stephanie Valant of Hilo; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yoshiko Hagino, 96, of Hilo died Nov. 9 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Mountain View, she was a homemaker. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Pauline (Carl) Hiraki and Karen (Guy) Fukushima of Hilo; sons, Ronald (Pauline) Hagino of Honolulu and Clyde (Jocita) Hagino of Hilo; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jaylin Maureen Kema, 48, of Kailua-Kona died Jan. 16 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kealakekua, she was a housewife. Private services. Survived by son, Allan Acol of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Chauntelle Acol of Crestview, Fla., and Lina Acol of Kailua-Kona; father, James Acol Sr. of Kailua-Kona; brothers, James (Rebecca) Acol Jr. and Jacey Acol of Crestview, Fla., Reed (Malina) Acol of Hood River, Ore.; sister, Neivbea (Todd) Zane of Kealakekua; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Katharine Wessel Stormont, 85, of Hilo died Jan. 15 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired health aide for the Department of Education, member of First United Protestant Church, Noe Noe Golf Club, Reed’s Bay Girls Golf Club and graduate of Hilo High School and University of Hawaii-Manoa. Private services. Survived by husband, William J. Stormont of Hilo; sons, William T. (Jan De Luz) Stormont of Hilo, John P. (Jennifer) Stormont of Seattle, Samuel M. (Nancy) Stormont of San Francisco and Edward A. Stormont of Sherwood, Ore.; eight grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Katsumi Takamoto, 97, of Kainaliu died Jan. 17 at home. Born in Volcano, she was a housewife and member of Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Kona Machi Gumi and Kumamoto Kenjin Kai. Private services held. Survived by daughters, Janet Fujikawa of Kainaliu, Sharon Hynynen of St. George, Utah, and Judy Amano of Kainaliu; daughters-in-law, Verna Takamoto of Kainaliu and Kathy Takamoto of Kaneohe, Oahu; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Keola Siu is not the son of the late Chrystine Siu. His name was erroneously submitted for an obituary published Jan. 24.

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