Obituaries for June 7

Gary I. Bisnow, 78, of Kailua-Kona died June 3 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Minnesota, he was a retired financial controller for Evenflo Co. and sports fan. Private service; celebration of life at a later date. No flowers. Memorial donations to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association or charity of your choice. Survived by son, Chris (Natalie) Bisnow of Kailua-Kona; sisters, Maureen (Leonard) Aldes of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Bonnie (Phil) Jungwirth of St. Paul, Minn; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Elizabeth “Dinky” Victoria Karratti, 66, of Kapaau died May 22 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a clerk for Kohala Hospital and member of Gospel of Salvation Church in Kohala. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Jodo Mission Hall in Hawi. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Fellowship and luncheon to follow. Survived by son, Vernon W.T. (Bambi) Karratti of Kapaau; daughters, Verina (Boy) Fong of Kailua-Kona, Nalani (Bulla) Reich of Waimea and Vergina (Ka‘i) Karratti of Kapaau; brother, Theodore “Bozo” (Anita) Ventula of Kalihi, Oahu; sisters, Janet “Nana” Ballio of Kapolei, Oahu, Estralita “Lita” (Larry) Seaberger of California, Sarah Shim of Kula, Maui, Eleanor “Joy” (Darryl) Honda of Honolulu; godchildren, Wayne Akana Jr. of Indianapolis, Waynette Akana of Honolulu and Jimi-Jean Camp of Waimea; 38 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Shunichi “Wimpy” Sugino, 87, of Pepeekeo died June 3 at home. Born in Hilo, he was a retired mill equipment supervisor for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. and member of Hakalau Jodo Mission Kyodan. Visitation 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by son, Aaron (Vinel) Sugino of Pepeekeo; sisters, Mieko Soken of Pepeekeo and Yaeko Otake of California; caregiver, RoseMary Tavares of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Celebration of life for the late Barbara Mae Koontz is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Life Care Center of Kona, 78-6957 Kamehameha III Road in Keauhou. Additional information in an obituary published Thursday.


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