Obituaries for June 12

Philander Phillip Aganus, 83, of Waimea died June 4 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Paauhau, he was a journeyman diesel and automotive mechanic for the former Paauhau/Hamakua Sugar Co., retired maintenance manager for Hawaii Affordable Properties, U.S. Army veteran, Honokaa High School and Elementary School class of 1954 alum, University of Hawaii at Manoa Rainbows student-athlete, member of numerous AJA and community baseball and softball teams, Big Island Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, past president of Honokaa Athletic Association and member of Annunciation Catholic Church. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Eulogy at 5:30 p.m. Mass at 6 p.m. Casual attire. Urn committal service and burial with military honors noon Thursday, June 20, at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Survived by wife, Jane Aiona Aganus of Waimea; daughter, Allison Tamae (Dan Cook) Aganus of Waimea; son, Phil Gaben (Desiree) Aganus of Hilo; brother, Gary (Helen) Aganus of Papaaloa; sister, Charlene (Michael) Sohriakoff of Kailua-Kona; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.



Clifton “Ana” Laiana DeGuair, 38, of Kailua-Kona died April 2 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a former sales representative for NAPA Auto Parts in Kailua-Kona. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Service at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club at Honokohau Boat Harbor. Survived by mother, Estelle DeGuair of Kailua-Kona; father, Lyons (Molly O’Kief) DeGuair of Kailua-Kona; stepmother, Amanda DeGuair of Honolulu; sisters, Kainoa (Eric Miranda) DeGuair, Emma DeGuair and Lauren DeGuair of Kailua-Kona; brother, Jack Austin of New York; two nephews and aunts and cousins. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Mitsue Oshima, 83, of Kealakekua died May 9 in Kona. Born in North Kona, she was a bookkeeper and cashier at K. Oshima Store and member of Asahi Kumi, Daifukuji Fujinkai and Daifukuji Soto Mission. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Michele (Nathan) Oshima-Abe and Kathleen (Michael) Oshima-Abe of Kailua-Kona, Julie (Michael) Oshima-Ii of Kealakekua; daughter-in-law, Chiaki Tanaka of New York City; two brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Joan Jill Sakamoto, 55, of Glen Burnie, Md., formerly of Hilo, died April 8 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a floral designer at The Flower Basket in Elliot City, Md. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brothers, Michael Sakamoto of Hilo and Rian (Millicent) Sakamoto of Waipahu, Oahu; an aunt. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Jacki Miye Yasuda, 66, of Pahoa died May 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hawaii, she was a homemaker. Private services held. Survived by mother, Hazel Yasuda; sisters, Joette Comstock and Jeri Kahana. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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