Obituaries for April 29

Futoshi “Fred” Aoki, 91, of Hilo died April 19 at a foster care home in Hilo. Born in Papaikou, he was the retired owner of Fred’s Service, worked for HT&T, Standard Oil/Chevron and Fukunaga Electrical, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Taishoji Soto Mission. Private services held. Survived by wife, Yukiko Aoki of Hilo; son, Kent (Guia) Aoki of Hilo; daughter, Pam Deniz of Hilo; brother, Junichi Aoki of Papaikou; sisters-in-law, Kimie Aoki of Papaikou, Thelma Sato of Hilo and Naoko Ide of Kona; brother-in-law, Herbert Sueoka of Arizona; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Maxie Ann “Maxi” Dias, 67, of Paauilo died March 11. Born in Honokaa, she was a homemaker and entrepreneur. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (May 4) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Mass at 10 a.m. Brunch and refreshments in church hall after services. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Steve Dias Sr.; children, Steve Dias Jr., Edward Dias, Ryanne Dias and Anna Maria (Robert) Kapua; mother, Mary Ann Walker; brother, Edward (Belinda) Walker; sister, Diana (Jeffrey) Dias; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and hanai children. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Howard Tadashi Fujioka, 75, of Hilo died April 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Laupahoehoe, he was a retired repair shop supervisor for Jas. W. Glover Ltd. and supervisor for the former Ookala and Haina sugar mills. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Wednesday (May 1) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Julie Aguinaldo Fujioka of Hilo; son, Garrett S. Fujioka of Hilo; brother, Harvey (Sharon) Fujioka of Mililani, Oahu; sister, Janis (Paul) Picone of Kaneohe, Oahu; brothers-in-law, Arthur Rodriquez of Iowa, Adriano (Aida) Aguinaldo of Pahala, Melvin Aguinaldo of Keaau, Francis (Lani) Aguinaldo and Joe (Donna) Aguinaldo of Pahoa; sisters-in-law, Linda (Terry) Robert of Kaneohe, Rose Camero of Pepeekeo, Barbara Bidal of Keaau, Cristine (Tony) Page of Ocean View, Juanita Valeros of Keaau, Louise Fujioka of Honolulu and Irene Fujioka of Hilo; hanai sons, Jon Carpio of Georgia and Jed Carpio of Nebraska; a grandson; uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Teruko Hara, 91, of Hilo died March 29 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired food service worker for Marriott Catering Services at University of Hawaii at Hilo cafeteria, retired lunch monitor at Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School, worked at the former Hilo Dry Goods, volunteered at Hui Okinawa Summer Camp and was a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, Kamana Senior Center and Hilo High School Class of 1947 Reunion Committee. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Edwin (Portia) Hara of Hilo; daughters, Elaine (Robert) Yoshizumi of Hilo, Donna (Marty) Shimizu of Hilo and Cindy Hara of Hilo; sisters, May Murakami of Hilo and Masako (Taro) Matsuura of Minnesota; three grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Paulette Ligaya Kato, 66, of Hilo died March 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, she was a retired housekeeper for Nana Management Services in Alaska and a member of 3 Days 3 Nights Study Hall. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday (May 3) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Saturday (May 4) at the mortuary. Burial 11 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Celebration of life noon-7 p.m. at Haili Tent next to Panaewa Park. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Walter Kato Jr. of Oahu and Cortny (Caysha Leslie) Kato of Hilo; brothers, Joseph Keomaka and Anthony (Gayle) Martin of Honolulu, John Chu Hing, Clyde Agres and Edward Pascua of Hilo; four granddaughters; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Celebration of life for the late Irene Rosita Mata Visaya will be at 11:30 a.m. Sunday (May 5) at Ainaola Park in Hilo. That information was not submitted for an obituary published March 27.

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