Obituaries for March 23

John Adam Gouveia Jr., 78, of Hilo died Feb. 25 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired construction laborer and member of the Apostolic Faith Church. Visitation 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday (March 29) at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Jeanette Gouveia of Hilo; sons, Frank “Bobo” (Tarsha) Gouveia of Mountain View and John Adam Gouveia of Waipahu, Oahu; daughters, Maxine Kuulei (Kerine) Cooks of Oahu and Catherine Gouveia of Hilo; sister, Margaret Gaspar of Waianae; sister-in-law, Desiree Poa of Keaau; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

David Michael Ross, 78, of Kailua-Kona died March 3 at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a deacon at St. Michael’s Catholic Church and board president of West Hawaii Habitat for Humanity. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (March 30) at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 10 a.m. Reception to follow. No flowers. Memorial donations to Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 4619, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745 or St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 75-5769 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Survived by wife, Betty David Ross; son, Damon (Cylin) Ross; ex-wife, Jean (John) Womack; sister, Randy Ross; a grandson; two nieces and a grandnephew; godchildren. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

Yoshiko Shimada, 95, of Hilo died Feb. 24 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired manager for the former Kaikoo Coin Laundry. Private services held. Survived by son, Elvin Shimada; two grandsons; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


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