Obituaries for February 1

David Jeffery Goebel, 37, of Pahoa died Jan. 20 at home. He was born in Seattle. Survived by wife, Michelle Goebel; mother, Aldean “Amy” Goebel; son, Brennan Goebel; daughters, Breanna Goebel, Destiney Goebel and Danni Goebel; brothers, Shawn Goebel and Kyle Goebel; sister, Angel Goebel; paternal grandmother, Corinne Goebel; aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Kathleen Dorothy Furtado, 66, of Keaau died on Jan. 22 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Newport, R.I., she was an orchid enthusiast and jack of all trades. Private services. Survived by daughter, Jasmine (Ben) Kaauamo of Keaau; brothers, John Patrick (Shelly Johnson) Murphy Sr. of Ohio and Gregory Nametz of California; sisters-in-law, Cynthia Nametz of California and Christine Ann Murphy of Ohio; hanai daughter, Brandi-Lee Keeney of Kauai; hanai sons, Julian Moulds of Keaau, Darren John (Maka) Hauanio Jr. of Oahu, Tony (Danny) Lapre of Kona and John (Pua) Furtado of Keaau; grandchildren and great grandchildren; an aunt, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Emiko Iwashita, 91, of Chandler, Ariz. died Jan. 17 in Chandler. Born in Pohakea, she was a retired bookkeeper for Koreaki Iwashita Contracting and former member of Double Nine Golf Club, Hilo Kamana Gateball Club and several Hilo bowling leagues. Private services. No koden. Survived by son, Andrew (Joyce K. F.) Iwashita of Hilo; daughters, Iris (Myron) Yamauchi of Pohakea and Lori (Mitch) Wertman of Chandler; brothers, Tsugio (Yoshie) Araki of Los Angeles and Masayoshi (Kathleen) Araki of Hilo; sister, Asako Miyamoto of Hilo; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Shigeo Iwashita of Hilo and Robert Hiroshi (Charlotte) Iwashita of Aiea; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Daryl Lynn Lopez, 64, of Kailua-Kona died Dec. 13 at Hale Hoola Hamakua. Born in Pahala, he was a construction laborer and cook at Bamboo and the former Sizzler restaurant. Celebration of life 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Survived by companion, Jonell Bruno of Kohala; daughters, Georgeann (Carl) Reyes of Kailua-Kona, Naomi (Kili) Kapeliela of Waimea and Staci (Jay-R) Mangauil of Kailua-Kona; hanai son, Mason Botelho-Cookman of Waimea; brothers, Roy (Connie) Lopez of Washington, Decky (Susan) Lopez of Volcano and Cyril (Alyson) Lopez Sr. of Pahala; sisters, June (Robert) Narito of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Sandi (Chiefy) Ramos and Tacey (Earl) Kakugawa of Ainaloa; sister-in-law, Puanani Lopez of Kailua-Kona; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Morris “Mo” Mathews, 91, of Honokaa died Jan. 27 at Hale Hoola Hamakua. Born in Los Angeles, and raised in Hermosa Beach, Calif., he was a teacher at Honokaa High School, worked for the former Honokaa and Hamakua sugar companies, was an administrative assistant at the Law Office of Edith Kawai and held national and international swimming records. Celebration of life at a later date. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Memorial donations to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Survived by daughters, Gay (Lucky) Mathews of Honokaa and Sally (Durwood) Ranton of Albany, Ore.; three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Elizabeth N. O’Neil, 75, of Hilo died Jan. 24 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Lanai City, Lanai, she was an operating room assistant at Hilo Medical Center. Visitation and memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Burial 1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Survived by husband, William O’Neil Sr. of Hilo; sons, David O’Neil of Hilo, William O’Neil Jr of Waimea and Justin O’Neil of Kapolei, Oahu; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

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