Obituaries for February 24

Roland Fumio Doi, 68, of Honokaa died Dec. 8 in Pampanga, Mabalacat City, Philippines. Born in Honokaa, he was a retired assistant superintendent for the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel golf course, supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., and member and treasurer of Hamakua Jodo Mission. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by brother, Sidney H. Doi of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Claire Doi of Mililani, Oahu; a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Yasue Ichinotsubo, 91, of Hilo died Dec. 17 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. Born in Pahoa, she was a retired office cherk for the former Pick &Pay Supermarket and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary offerings). Survived by sisters, Yukie Sakai of Honolulu, Kikuko (Toshio) Ushijima of Holualoa, Dorothy (Takaaki) Izumi of Honolulu and Janet (Hardy) Iida of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Lois Tao of Honolulu, Ellen Tao of Hilo and Shizue Ichinotsubo of Honomu; brother-in-law, Lawrence (Lei) Ichinotsubo of Pepeekeo; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Sue Ann Conant Littlejohn, 91, of Volcano died Feb. 5 at home. Born in Hanalei, Kauai, she was a retired associate of Hawaii Heart Association. She also was involved in Alu Like program in Pahoa and Red Hat Society. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9 at The Village Church Volcano Assembly of God, 19-4276 Wright Road in Volcano. Online condolences: Survived by son, Charles T. Littlejohn; daughters, Mililani Bair and Lori Lei Wishon; six grandchildren; four hanai grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one grandnephew. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Yolanda Joyce Miura, 66, of Papaikou died Feb. 17 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer Service at 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by son, William Miura Jr. of Papaikou; daughter, Janeen Miura of Papaikou; brothers, Gerald (Margie) Abiley of Hilo and Lawrence Abiley of Honolulu; sisters, Phyllis (Joe) Desalla of Papaikou and Miranda Abiley of Lima, Ohio; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Lorraine Josephine Duarte Thompson, 80, of Hilo died Feb. 9 at Hawaii Health Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in Holualoa, she was a retired elementary school teacher in Kona and California, and a University of Hawaii at Manoa alumna. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. Monday, March 4 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Holualoa. Service at 10 a.m. Urn burial to follow at the Kona Memorial Park. Aloha attire; no flowers. Memorial contributions to Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Online condolences: Survived by son, Lee (Catherine) Thompson; daughter, Lisa (Randy) Hu; sister, Joyce Trask; brother, Patrick (Grace) Duarte; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Ronald E. Smith, 75, of Kailua-Kona died Feb. 12 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Florida, he was a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran, retired carpenter, woodworker, surfer, cobalt glass and sea glass collector. He also was a member of Hawaii Carpenters Union Local 745 and St. Michael’s Church. Private service. Survived by wife, Sharon Smith of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Melanie (Joel) Hunger of Oregon and Ashley Smith of Kailua-Kona; brother, Roger (Michele) Smith of California; a granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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