Obituaries for April 17

Glenn Masaji Morimoto, 74, of Captain Cook died April 8 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired painter for the state Department of Accounting and General Services. Private services. Survived by wife, Karen Morimoto of Captain Cook; son, Vance Morimoto of Honolulu; daughter, Vanessa (Jeff) Mattos of Washington; brothers, Jerry (Sheila) Morimoto of Honolulu, Wayne (JoAnn) Morimoto of Kealakekua and Gene (Jann) Morimoto of Captain Cook; stepsons, Chad (Jeana) Ushiroda of Maui, Kurt (Lahela) Ushiroda of Kailua-Kona and Sean (Thea) Ushiroda of Las Vegas; five grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Christman Alvin Ramos, 74, of Hilo died April 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Olaa, he was a retired mason foreman for the state Department of Accounting and General Services, U.S. Army National Guard veteran, Hilo High School alum and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Urn committal 11:30 a.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Survived by wife, Kay Francis Urubio Ramos of Hilo; sons, Dane (Stacey) Ramos of Mountain House, Calif., Kyle (Katrina) Ramos of Hilo and Chris Ramos of San Francisco; brother, Leslie Ramos of Honolulu; sisters, Emma Atalig of Hawaiian Beaches and Patricia (Anthony) Muna of Keaau; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Margaret Rodrigues Ruiz, 85, of Pahoa died April 6 at home. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she was a homemaker. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Casual attire. Burial at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Survived by husband, Ernest Ruiz Sr. of Pahoa; sons, Ernest Ruiz Jr. of Pahoa and Ricky G. (Sandra) Ruiz of Honolulu; daughters, Marlinda J. Ruiz of Pahoa and Michele N. Ruiz of Hayward, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Judy Ruiz of Honolulu; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Pamilea E. Waters, 83, of Kailua-Kona died April 4 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born in Clarinda, Iowa, she was a retired hostess at the former Jolly Roger’s restaurant, housekeeper, caterer, secretary for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in the early 1950s and member of International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Private services. Survived by husband, Jim Waters of Kailua-Kona; son, Kevin (Shirley) Ivie of Anchorage, Alaska; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

The late Darchel Kuulei Brown was 44 years old and survived by, among others, parents, Douglas (Laurie) Flores of Papaikou. Incorrect information was submitted for an obituary published Tuesday.


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