Carole “Aunty Carole” Sui Lan Miyamoto Kahele La‘a, 76, of Keaau died July 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo she retired from Hilo Walmart and worked for Kona Walmart, Minit Stop, Circle K, Gas Express, Dollar Car Rental and Duty Free Shoppers and was a kupuna of Alu Like Ke Ola Pono No Na Kupuna. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral service at 5 p.m. Graveside committal service noon Monday, Aug. 5, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Donald “Pops” La‘a Sr. of Keaau; sons, Recardo “Richard” Oreta of Vacaville, Calif., and Randall (Heather) Oreta of Mountain View; daughters, Sheldyn “Dolly” Camacho of Milolii, Renee (Mark Sr.) Olivera of Mountain View and Roxanne (Bernie Sr.) Llanes of Holualoa; daughters-in-law, Linda (John Sr.) Davis of Hanamaulu, Kauai, and Claudine (Wally Ishibashi) La‘a of Hawaiian Paradise Park; hanai daughters, Miranda (George) Coronel of Kailua-Kona and Kathleen “Tita” Lono of Honolulu; brothers, Jerry (Lani Pacheco) Miyamoto of Glenwood and Nelson (Deena) Kahele of Captain Cook; sisters, Daisy “Mappy” Chiartano of Sacramento, Calif., and Jeanette Evans of China Grove, N.C.; brother-in-law, Ezekiel (Lovey) Kala of Tacoma, Wash.; sisters-in-law, Narcissus “Cissy” Adams and Sarah Kahele of Hilo, Dora Halena of Milolii; 43 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Margaret D. Mattos, 89, of Mountain View died July 7 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Papaikou, she was a retired flower packer for Hawaiian Anthurium Co-op, member and former president and vice president of East Hawaii Rose Society and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by daughters, Laverne Iaukea of Mountain View, Sandy Souza of Hilo and Linda (Robert) Moderow of Honolulu; sons, Jerry (Erlinda) Souza of Keaau and Don Souza of Mountain View; sisters, Helen Figueira of Paauilo, Geri (George) Tavares of Laupahoehoe and Bernadette (William) Ferreira of Kalopa; brothers, Antone De Luz Jr. of Paauilo, Milton “Bully” De Luz and Roger (Donna) De Luz of Paauilo; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jinsei Nako, 101, of Mountain View died June 24 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Mountain View, he was a truck driver for the former Puna Sugar Co., anthurium farmer and gardener. Private services held. Survived by sons, Kenji Roy (Pearl) Nako of Honolulu and Gary Nako of Mountain View; daughters, Diana Asakura of Kealakekua and Renee (Rex) Yanaga of Mountain View; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Barbara Jean Kaililauokekoa Stremski, 86, of Hilo died June 16 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired medical insurance authorization clerk for Hilo Medical Center, food and beverage manager for the former Naniloa Surf Hotel, union organizer and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, HGEA Retirees, ILWU Pensioners Club and Hilo Hospital Retirees Club. Visitation 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation again 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Graveside committal service 10:30 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Donald R. Stremski of Hilo; daughters, Holly (Gary) Abulon of Mililani, Oahu, Hope (Peter Woods) Stremski of Torrance, Calif., and Donnie J. Stremski-Borero of Keaau; hanai sons, Dominic (Aulani) Uyetake Jr. of Naalehu, Dean “Mikey” Uyetake of Hilo and Michael Mata Jr. of Gardena, Calif.; brother, James (Donna) Mata of California; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.