Trinidad Yadao Altura, 91, of Honokaa died Jan. 9 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she was a retired housekeeper for the former Sheraton Royal Waikoloa Hotel and member of Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 16) at Honokaa Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by sons, Reynaldo (Amanda) Altura of California and Ronald Altura of Honokaa; brother, Bonifacio (Corazon) Yadao of Maui; sisters, Catalina Apostol and Irene (Ernesto) Fulgencion of the Philippines; sisters-in-law, Lapaz Altura of Honokaa and Rosalia Altura of the Philippines; five grandchildren and one great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Phillip Lopez Espaniola Sr., 80, of Hilo died Jan. 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a truck driver for the former Moses Co., the former Libby McNeil and Libby Pineapple on Molokai and HT&T Hawaii, and Hawaii Army National Guard 299th Infantry veteran from 1956-1962. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Alberta “Momi” Espaniola of Hilo; sons, Phillip (Jessica) Espaniola Jr., Leroy (Elaine) Espaniola Sr. and Phillip (Lila) Espaniola III of Hilo; daughter, Laura (Tony) Rosete of Hilo; sister, Helen Tolentino of Hilo; 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Guy Kazuo Higa, 67, of Mountain View died Jan. 16 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama facility in Hilo. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired ti leaf farmer and U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam era. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Friday (Feb. 15) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by wife, Janice U. Higa of Mountain View; sons, Guy Dias of Laie, Oahu, Grant (Michelle) Higa of Maple Valley, Wash., Guy Higa Jr. and Chia (Jennifer) Higa of Waimanalo, Oahu; daughters, Odessa (Kaena) Kawai and Kami Higa of Bremerton, Wash., Oraca Kaopuiki and Oveena (Gabriel) Higa of Waimanalo; three sisters; one brother; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Addie Sarah Miday, 75, of Pahoa died Jan. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired paramedic assistant at Hilo Medical Center and a 1962 graduate of Kamehameha School. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 16) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Survived by sons, Richard (Andrea) Miday Jr., Leonard Miday, Lloyd “Pako” (Laurie) Miday, Steven (Kehau) Miday and Sergio (Kalei) Mamone of Hilo; sister, Barbara Voorhees of Kansas; sister-in-law, Caroline Riveira of Hilo; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Takako Miyada, 89, of Hilo died Jan. 18 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired sales clerk for Macy’s, formerly employed at Shiigi Drug and the former Kurohara’s. Private services held. No flowers, no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Michael Miyada of Hilo; brother, Muneaki Konishi of California; sisters, Ethel Matsuno, Keiko (James) Mimaki, Pauline Horiuchi and Atsuko Mori of Hilo; sister-in-laws, Karen Konishi of Hilo and Enid (Richard) Ushijima of Waimea; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Yukimi O. Nham, 95, of Hilo died Jan. 18 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired data processor for the former C. Brewer & Co. and member of Hilo United Methodist Church and its Peanut Butter Ministry. Private services held. No flowers, no koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Gary (Cleo) Nham of Kailua, Oahu, George (Raelene) Nham of Hilo, Matthew (Joni) Nham of Honolulu; daughter, Victoria (Scott) Abukoff of Ewa Beach, Oahu; sister, Emiko Goya of Honolulu; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.