Obituaries for Aug. 10

David Lewis Medeiros, 57, of Hilo died Aug. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Private family services. Online condolences: Survived by caregiver and friend, Lynn Smith; daughters, Jennifer (Kapono Ammasi) Medeiros of Honolulu, Selena (Wesly DeMotta) Medeiros of Pepeekeo and Christina (Jay Moses) Case of Waimea; brother, William Medeiros Jr. of Keaau; sisters, Charlotte (George lll) Hall of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Beryl (Arthur Sr.) Sampaga of Hilo; 12 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Yaeko Miyashiro, 85, of Pepeekeo died July 19 at home. Born in Hakalau, she was retired from the former Miko Meat Co. and a member of Hilo Coast United Church of Christ. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Hilo Coast United Church of Christ in Honomu. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Clayton Miyashiro, Byron Miyashiro, Craig (Ruth) Miyashiro and Randal Miyashiro of Pepeekeo, Tracy (Laura Tobosa) Miyashiro of Hilo, Darrell (Yvette Hata) Miyashiro of Kurtistown; brother, Robert (Tomiko) Kitano of Honolulu; sister, Sakae Higa of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Hideo Hamada of Pepeekeo; sisters-in-law, Sharon Kitano and Patsy Miyashiro of Honolulu; a grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Thomas W Paulski, 70, of Hilo died July 15. No services. No known family members. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center Quality Department at 932-3174.

Ann Midori Shiroma, 88, of Pahoa died April 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Waikane, Oahu, she was retired from the former Verizon Hawaii. Visitation 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Oahu Mortuary in Honolulu. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Joseph Oguma of Honolulu and Blaine Oguma of Hilo; sisters, Rosie Tsuru Fukumoto of Honolulu and Yoshino Uyehara of California; brothers, Walter Zukeran and George Zukeran of Kaneohe, Oahu, Allen Sueji Shiroma of California; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Dean “Tachi” Akio Tachibana, 62, of Mountain View died July 10 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a Sears sales associate and member of Hilo AJA Bowling Club, Orchid Isle Nisei Bowling Club, United States Bowling Congress, Japanese American National Bowling Association, International Game Fish Association, Hawaiian Invitational Handicap Bowling Tournament Committee, Sears Million Dollar Club and McKinley High School class of 1975. Visitation 2:30-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Cathy “Cat” Tachibana; daughters, Mapuana (Kawehi) Kahoonei, Pohai (JR) Kelson, Kristi Ann Zane and Chandele (Zachary) Ah Chong; parents, Alvin and Hazel Tachibana; brother, Neal (Gail) Tachibana; sisters, Lynn (Tim) Donohue, Todi (Terry) Otsuka and Dede (Barron) Guss; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; hanai children, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Minnie Mineko Teshima, 87, of Honalo died May 12 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Keauhou, she was the retired owner of the former Teshima’s Rentals. Private services held. Survived by husband, Harold Teshima of Honalo; daughters, Trudy (Edwin) Gramlich of Keauhou and Donna Burnham of Honalo; son, Harold (Cheryl) Teshima of Kailua-Kona; sister, Helene Topallian of California; sister-in-law, Ellen Ujimori of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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