Obituaries for November 13

Eleuterio “Terri” Pascual Gabriel Sr., 77, of Papaikou died Oct. 12 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired cultivation department employee for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co., basketball fan and member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Prayer service at 6 p.m. Graveside service 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Claire Gabriel of Papaikou; son, Troy (Jacqueline) Gabriel of Auburn, Wash.; daughters, Helen “Yvonne” (Derk) Benisch of Duvall, Wash., and Heidi (Benjamin Jr.) Pana of Papaikou; brothers, Andres (Cecelia) Gabriel of Washington and Bernard (Debra) Gabriel of Henderson, Nev.; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Maisy Tokiko Ishizaki, 92, of Hilo died Oct. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kohala, she was a kitchen worker for Hilo Products Inc., retail sales associate for the former Hilo Dry Goods and member of Community of Christ. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sisters, Sadako Suzuki and Carole (Harry) Watanabe; brothers, Stanley (Jan) Daikawa, Paul (Jane) Daikawa and Roy (Millie) Daikawa; sisters-in-law, Hilda Ishizaki and Nancy Ishizaki; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Robert “Bob” Masao Nakayama, 83, of Tacoma, Wash., died Oct. 23. Born in Hilo, he was a retired U.S. Army master sergeant and Vietnam War veteran awarded the Bronze Star, former Federal Aviation Administration employee, former president of Tacoma Buddhist Temple and 1954 graduate of Hilo High School. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 13) at Tacoma Buddhist Temple. Survived by wife, Anita; daughter, Joyce and her husband John; siblings, Lillian, Judy, Larry and Kay; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Beatrice “Betty” Elizabeth Ritchie, 96, of Hilo died Nov. 1 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, she was a retired customer consultant at First Hawaiian Bank and member of New Hope Church. Private service held. Memorial donations to the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii. Online condolences: Survived by daughter, Christina (Obed) Kipilii of Hilo; son, Thomas (Ginger) Ritchie of Mission Viejo, Calif.; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.


Garfield Harding Rutt, 59, of Mountain View died Oct. 7 in Hilo. Born in Baltimore, he was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, who was awarded the Rifle Marksman Badge, Meritorious Mast and Good Conduct Medal, and a “Friend of Bill W” for 30-plus years. Celebration of life 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Kalapana Maunakea First Hawaiian Congregational Church, 14-3502 Kahoolawe Road, Nanawale Estates, Pahoa. Inurnment services 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Online condolences: Survived by sisters, Velda Noto of Pennsylvania and Vicki Carter (Roger) of Delaware. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Janet Keala Stevens, 86, of Waimea died Sept. 17 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was the retired owner of the Paddock Shop and member of Ahahui Kaahumanu Society, Kalikokalehua Hula Studio and Waimea Senior Citizens. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Imiola Congregational Church in Waimea. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Private urn committal at a later date. Survived by sons, Walter L. “Lucky” (Auhea) Puhi and Duane E. K. Puhi of Waimea; hanai daughter, Sylvia Ngar of Arkansas; stepsons, Lance (U‘i) Stevens and Lawrence (Makani) Stevens of Waimea; stepdaughters, Sharlynn (Toby) Taniguchi of Waimea and Ramona Trowbridge of Washington state; brothers, Apitai (Julie) Akau of Hilo and Alex (Toni) Akau of Waimea; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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