Obituaries for October 30

Leo R. Audette, 63, of Hilo died Oct. 12 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Holyoke, Mass., he was the owner of the former Audette Air Co. and eventually retired to Hilo. A scattering of ashes will occur at sea off Maui during a celebration of life ceremony later this month. Donations in his memory can be made to the American Diabetes Association at Survived by sisters, Carole (Audette) Gozgit and Francis Audette of Chicopee, Mass. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Roland Sadayoshi Hamasaki, 99, of Hilo, formerly of Laupahoehoe, died Oct. 21 at home. Born in Kapulena, he was a retired farmer and member of Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission. Private services held. No monetary offerings. Online condolences: Survived by sons, Edward Hamasaki and Randall Hamasaki; daughter, Sara Hamasaki; sisters, Ruby Shintani and Thelma Yasuhara; brother, Ernest Hamasaki; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.


Charles Kenzo Hashimoto, 83, of Waiohinu died Oct. 1 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Center. Born in Pahala, he was a truck driver for Ka‘u Agribusiness, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, member of USTA tennis league, ILWU bowling league, KMC bowling league and HI Low golf club. Visitation 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at AJA Veterans Hall in Hilo. Celebration of Life service 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Eunice Hashimoto of Waiohinu; son, Randy (Blossom Caballero) Macomber of Kent, Wash.; two daughters, Rene (Kevin) Allen of Honolulu and Jan (Alec Dedman) Hashimoto of Hilo; brother Susumu (Nancy) Hashimoto of Kaneohe, Oahu; sister, Sandra Saiki of Pearl City, Oahu; sisters-in-law, Mabel Kaipo of Pahoa, Ethel Nakamura of San Francisco, Eleanor (Mervyn) Kokubon of Kailua, Oahu, and Joann (Roy) Tanimoto of Hilo; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Phyllis Haruko Masaki, 93, of Honolulu died Sept. 29 at Maluhia Hospital. Born in Hilo, she later moved to Honolulu and was employed by Pan American Airways as an accountant. Private services held. Survived by sisters, Sumako “Aileen” Hayakawa and Michiko Ono of Hilo; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Maile “Aunty Maile” Abigail Auwae Mauhili, 85, of Keaukaha died Oct. 19 at home. Born in Ola‘a, she was a retired Hilo High School campus security officer, founder of the Kailana Canoe Club, board member of Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association and the Moku O Hawaii Canoe Racing Association and member of Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church. Visitation 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church Hall. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 7. Casual attire. Survived by son, Jerome Mauhili of Keaukaha; daughters, Jewelyn Aloha Mauhili of Keaukaha and Jadyn “Tiga” (Kamaka) Kaneakua of Waimanalo, Oahu; hanai granddaughter, Jasha Anne Kanoe (Franklin) Mauhili-Kamaka of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Henry (Geri) Auwae of California, Allen (Riva) Auwae of Oregon and Charles “Kalani” Auwae of Keaukaha; sisters, Henrietta (Johnny) Miranda of Keaukaha, Jewellyn “Mary” Leialoha of Panaewa and Charlotte (Rabano) Keo of Las Vegas, Nevada; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Rudy Solomon Pabre, 78, of Kailua-Kona died Sept. 29 at Hospice of Kona’s Nakamaru Hale. Born on Molokai, he was a carpenter, last worked at the Bay Club in Waikoloa and was a member of the Carpenter’s Union. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Yano Hall in Captain Cook. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, Noe (Kalani Torres) Pabre of Kailua-Kona; sons, Ryan Pabre of Kailua-Kona and Duane (Luca Rizzi) Pabre of Waimea; ex-wife, Norma Sepulvida of Kailua-Kona; brothers, Geno (Fel) Pabre of Kainaliu and Foto (Moana) Pabre of Hawaiian Paradise Park; sister, Shirley Pabre of Ocean View; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Ruth Charlotte Sasaki, 80, of Hilo died Oct. 17 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Germany, she was a homemaker. Private services held. No koden. Survived by husband, Kenneth Sasaki of Hilo; son, Andrew (Miriam) Sasaki of Henderson, Nev.; daughter, Stefanie Sasaki of Honolulu; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Geri Shinako Shindo, 84, of Hilo died Sept. 29 at Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. Born in Hilo, she was a retired secretary at Hilo Mechanical Inc. and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers or monetary gifts. Survived by husband, Thomas Shindo of Hilo; daughter, Valerie (Craig) Uehira of Mililani, Oahu; son, Russell Shindo of Hilo; sister-in-law, Asako Tanaka of Hilo; brother-in-law, Takeshi Higashi of Honolulu; one grandson; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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