Alejo Yabes Imperio, 83, of Paauilo died Jan. 10 at home. Born in Calanutian, Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a cane truck unloader for the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 9) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Esperanza Imperio of Paauilo; sons, Robert (Marie) Imperio of Arizona and Shane (Lisa) Imperio of Seattle; daughter, Mildred (Brett) Reid of Alaska; sister, Magdalena (Lolito) Ramos of Waipahu, Oahu; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Maria “Mary” Kagawa, 92, of Mountain View, formerly of Papaikou, died Jan. 14 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Papaikou, she was a homemaker. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 10) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Private committal services. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Anthony (Colleen) Badon of Waimea, Guy (Sabrina) Badon and Wallace Badon of Keaau, Alan (Agy) Kagawa of Kona; daughters, Alvera “Pearl Lou” Casaquit of Pepeekeo, Claudette (Larry) Moreno of Mountain View and Melanie Kagawa of Waimea; brothers, Joseph “Sep” Sarme of Mountain View and Manuel “Manning” Sarme of Hilo; sister, Susanna (Philemon) Aranaydo of Keaau; sisters-in-law, Martha Sarme of Waimea and Priscilla Kagawa of Hilo; 24 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Cynthia Marie (Hockey) Kahsen, 67, of Keaau died Feb. 2 at home. Born in Roseland, Chicago, she was retired from Farm Supply Cooperative. Burial 9 a.m. Friday (Feb. 8) at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by daughters, Rachel Kahsen and Heather Kahsen; sons, Ernie Kahsen and Robbie (Gretchen) Kahsen; brother, David (Cheryl) Hockey; sister, Nancy Vargo; sister-in-law, Peggy Sweet; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Laurence I. Kidani, 67, of Paauilo died Jan. 2 in Kapaau. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was a retired transportation driver for Gray Line Hawaii and member of Paauilo Community Association. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brother, Myron (Julie) Kidani of Paauilo Mauka; sisters, Susan Uribe of Papaaloa and Carolyn (David) Fuertes of Kapaau; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Miyo “Miko” Koyanagi Oye, 94, of Hilo, formerly of Kaneohe, Oahu, died Jan. 24 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Tokyo, Japan, she was a homemaker and member of Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by daughters, Naomi Oye of California and Amy (Glenn) Miyao of Hilo; brother-in-law, Thomas (Suzie) Oye of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Ritsuko “Ruth” Takemoto and May Tamura of Honolulu; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Filomena Cabitac Panem, 91, of Pepeekeo died Dec. 31 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Lahaina, Maui, she was a retired jewelry maker for the former Ming’s Jewelry. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 8) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life ceremony at 7 p.m. Private urn burial at a later date. Survived by sons, Oscar (Alicia) Panem and Salvador (Joy) Panem of Hilo; daughter, Felina (Mark) Sakumoto of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Emilia Cabitac of Honolulu and Caridad Cabitac of Washington; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.