Obituaries for August 28

Dorothy Fusae Kihara Chang, 97, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 4. Born in Mahukona, she was a homemaker and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 31) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kona Stake Center in Kailua-Kona. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Survived by sons, W. Guy (Teresa) Chang of Salem, Utah, and Michael R. (Kimberley) Chang of Kailua-Kona; sister, Carole Tohara of Hawi; brother, George (Harriet) Kihara of Honolulu; nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Wheeler Mortuary, Springville, Utah and Dodo Mortuary.

Margaret “Margee” Frances Meyer, 78, of Kailua-Kona, died Aug. 21 at home. Born in New York City, she was a retired teacher, Sunday School teacher and member of Living Stones Church, co-founder of King of Kings School in Middletown, N.J., volunteer seamstress for Dress a Girl, first mate for “Akua Aloha” and life member of Shrewsbury River Yacht Club in Fair Haven, N.J. Celebration of life memorial service 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14 at Living Stones Church on Alii Drive. No flowers. Memorial donations to Living Stones Church, P.O. Box 4205, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by husband, Robert Meyer Sr. of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Margaret Lynn Meyer of Kailua-Kona; son, Robert Meyer Jr. of New Jersey; sisters, Linda (Robert) Patterson of New Jersey and Lillian (Peter) Satterlee of Florida; hanai sons, Adam (Juliette) Lysiak and Jeffery (Laura) Lysiak of Florida; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.


Richard Clinton Pawai, 74, died Aug. 20 at Genesis Healthcare in Twin Falls, Idaho. Born in Honolulu, he was owner-operator of Richard’s Auto in Waimea. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at King’s Chapel Honokaa, 45-3370 Old Mamalahoa Hwy. Celebration of life service at 10 a.m. Survived by daughters, Danniel Paulino of Waimea and Paulynn Pawai of Hilo; sisters, Esther (Paul) Armbruster and Kay (Al) Pedro of Oahu; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Robert William Souza, 62, of Waikoloa died Aug. 21 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a manager at Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki and member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Visitation 9-10:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City, Oahu. Mass at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Patricia Souza of Waikoloa; daughter, Alana Souza of Oahu; son, William Souza of Oahu; brother, Patrick (Melyssa) Sosa of Maui; sister, Cheryl (Gregg) Leyson of Oahu; a granddaughter; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Aki Takeguchi, 96, of Hilo died Aug. 8 at Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation &Nursing Center. Born in Paauilo, she was a member of Hilo Meishoin Buddhist Temple, Meishoin Fujinkai and Yamaguchi Kenjinkai. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Milton (Ethel) Takeguchi of Temecula, Calif., and Sidney (Patsy) Takeguchi of Hilo; daughters, Joyce (Russell) Inaba of Mililani, Oahu, and Amy (Thomas) Kekahio of Hilo; sister, Sue Daimaru of Hilo; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Harry Kalikookalani Waahila II, 48, of Kailua-Kona, died Aug. 23 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Kealakekua, he was a construction laborer, member of Hope Chapel Kailua-Kona and Hawaii Laborers Union Local 368. Celebration of life noon Sunday, Sept. 8 at Kona Imin Center in Holualoa. Service at 1 p.m. No flowers. Condolences to: S.Valmoja, P.O. Box 602, Kalaheo, Hi 96741. For info, call or text 631-0807. Survived by children, Shandiin (Chad) Valmoja of Kalaheo, Kauai, Kaliko Waahila of Honolulu, Roslyn (Jesse) Cummings of Kalaheo and Brandon (Karen) Malama of Eleele, Kauai; mother, Sharon Waahila of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Cordell (Rae) Waahila and Calvin Waahila of Kailua-Kona; sister, Cheryl (Beto) Castaneda of Kailua-Kona; 12 grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

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