Obituaries for September 13

Eddie Gorospe Fernandez, 50, of Keaau died Aug. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a painter and carpenter for Nicholas Construction. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Alae Cemetery, new section. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Lovely Fernandez of Orchidland Estates; son, Eddie Fernandez Jr. of Keaau; daughters, Krystalyn (Bryson) Fernandez, Rochelle (Earvin) Guerrero, Juslynne (Aaron) Fernandez, Chantelle Fernandez and Jhoanne Fernandez of Keaau, Danielle Fernandez of the Philippines; father, Celestino B. Fernandez of Pahoa; sister, Janeth G. Fernandez of Pahoa; brothers, Errol (Joise) Fernandez of Hawaiian Paradise Park and Marlon (Gemma) Fernandez of Orchidland Estates; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Norman Masatoshi Kiso, 81, of Mountain View died Aug. 27 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Ceter. Born in Kona, he was owner of a transmission repair shop, retired mechanic for Cutter Ford and U.S. Navy veteran. Private services held. Survived by brother, Tadayuki Kiso of Mountain View; sisters, Jane (Elven) Iwashita and Jean (Noel) Kubota of Hilo; brother-in-law, Sadao Yabuno of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


William Henry LaMarco, 65, of Kealakekua died Aug. 29 in Kealakekua. Born in California, he was a mechanic’s helper. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by daughters, Kandi (Gary) Nakamoto of Captain Cook, Michelle LaMarco of Naalehu and Joylinda (Alan) Hooper of Waimea; son, Julian (Angel) Benevides of Asheville, N.C.; brothers, Ronald LaMarco of Honalo, Michael (Dawn) LaMarco of Honaunau and Bruce LaMarco of Honalo; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Kenneth Kenji Muraoka, 75, of Kailua-Kona died March 25 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a glazier for Central Pacific Glass. Private services held. Survived by wife, Octavia Muraoka of Kailua-Kona; stepson, Marion (Daphne) Hooper of Honalo; stepdaughters, Charlyn DeMello and Jasmine (John) Staup of Honalo; hanai son, Michael (Joanne) Spinelli of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Emil (Vanessa) Muraoka of Waianae, Oahu, Alfred (Sheldeen) Peneku Jr. of Keaau, Vernon (Laurie) Peneku of Makawao, Maui, and Sam (Darlene) Peneku of Fern Forest; sister, Ernestine Manuel of Makaha, Oahu; sister-in-law, Lorraine Muraoka of Las Vegas; eight stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Arden Mamoru Toguchi, 48, of Keaau died Aug. 18 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Hilo, he was a parts manager for Big Island Toyota, part-time disc jockey and co-owner of the former A&J Mobile Audio. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Marcie Toguchi of Keaau; parents, Isamu and Hiroko Toguchi of Pahoa; sister, Joyce (Myles) Taniguchi of Las Vegas; parents-in-law, Leslie and Sheryl Kawamura of Hilo; sister-in-law, Lori (Marlon) Cabalar of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

George Albert Wilkins, 87, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 27 at home. Born in Portland, Ore., he was a civilian physicist for the U.S. Navy, senior scientist consultant for University of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics, vice chair of the NAACP and served on the Hawaii Governor’s Task Force on Oceans, Sea Grant Advisory Board and Advisory Committee for the Board of Water Supply. Services at a later date. Survived by son, George Wilkins of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Teri (Jeff) Leicher and Michelle (John Reiner) Wilkins of Kailua-Kona; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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