Obituaries for April 11

Marie Yoshiko Hanaumi, 91, of San Jose, Calif., formerly of Hilo, died at home. Born in Nagoya, Japan, she managed a needlepoint and crewel store in California and helped run House of Hana in Washington, D.C., volunteered at Wailoa Center and loved art, nature, gardening and badminton. Survived by daughter Patricia Kazumi Samuelson of San Jose; brother, Tadashi Ishida of Osaka, Japan. Arrangements by Santa Clara Funeral and Cremation Service.

Rochelle Kumukoa Javillo, 52, of Kapaau died March 30 at home. Born in Kohala, she was a laundry attendant and temporary supervisor at Hilton Waikoloa Village and member of Hawaiian Civic Club. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Clayton Javillo of Kapaau; sons, Devin Javillo and Caleb Javillo of Kapaau; daughter, Shaleese Javillo of Colorado; mother, Marylin Kumukoa of Kapaau; brothers, Stanley Kumukoa Jr. and Bruce Kumukoa of Kapaau; hanai daughter, Chawncy Kaholoaa-Kumukoa of Kapaau; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Charles Tsuruo Kimura, 87, of Waimea died March 21 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Waimea, he was a livestock manager for Parker Ranch, maintenance worker for Waikoloa Village Golf Course and Waimea Country Club, member of Kamuela Hongwanji Mission, Waikoloa Men’s Golf Club, Senior Citizen Softball League, Paniolo Preservation Society, Paniolo Hall of Fame inductee and U.S. Marine Corps veteran who also served in the Hawaii National Guard. Visitation 3-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission, 65-1110 Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by daughter, Laura (Elmer) Auna of Honokaa; sons, Audie (Jody) Kimura of Honolulu and Carl Kimura of Waimea; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Caroline Kaawapuhi Kealoha Liftee, 86, of Honolulu died March 11 in Honolulu. Born in Keaukaha, she was a retired secretary for Naval Station Pearl Harbor, U.S. Army veteran and attended the former Hilo Commercial College. Private service held. Survived by children, Alexandria (Chris) Subica of Mountain View, Althea (Ahmad) Dani of Issaquah, Wash., Alicia (Abraham) Grace of Waimanalo, Oahu, Alexis Liftee and Alexander K. Liftee Jr. of Honolulu; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.


Harry Masayoshi Matsuo, 78, of Hilo died March 30 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pepeekeo, he was a retired carpenter, fisherman and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Ronald (Sandy Cordero) Matsuo of Pahoa and Roland Matsuo of Hilo; brothers, Kenneth (Janet) Matsuo, Leabert (Patricia) Matsuo and Harold (Karen) Matsuo of Hilo; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews, an uncle and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dennis Norman Wong, 71, of Kaalaiki, Ka‘u, died March 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahala, he was a retired county roads equipment operator, retired bus driver for Akita Enterprises, U.S, Army Vietnam Era veteran, volunteer coach for Ka‘u High School judo team and Panaewa Aliis football team and Ka‘u High School class of 1966 alum. Celebration of life service noon Saturday, April 20, at the family home, 95-4330 Kaalaiki Road in Kaalaiki. Call 936-4588 for directions and more information. Survived by wife, Patricia Hanoa Wong of Kaalaiki; daughter, Denicia (Kirk) Derasin of Ka‘u; sons, Lucan Wong of Maui and Colton (Tiana) Wong of Mountain View; sisters, Victoria (Randy) Kai of Waiohinu and Charlene (Marshall) Harvest of Haleiwa, Oahu; hanai son, Shane Uyetake of Hilo; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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