Carl “Bill” William Bergstrom III, 60, of Ocean View died Sept. 12 in Waikoloa. Born in Los Angeles, he was the owner of Kailua Blue Pool &Spa. Private services. Memorial donations to North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by daughter, Elizabeth Bergstrom of California; sister, Karen (David Prentiss) Bergstrom of Waikoloa; nieces, nephews, cousins and hanai family. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Thomas “Tom” George Hering, 85, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 5 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was an electronics salesman, a member of Knights of Columbus and St. Michael’s Catholic Church and a U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Mass at 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Edith Hering of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Laura (Tony) Cooper of Cedar Park, Texas; sons, Timothy (Dusadee) Hering of Honolulu and Fred (Kelly) Hering of California; brother, Fred (JoAnn) Hering of Illinois; sisters, Lucille (Rich) Clesen, Josephine (Guy) La Thomas and Catherine Hering of Illinois; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Jane Leimomi Kaiawe, 63, of Pahoa died Nov. 9 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center. Born in North Kohala, she was a retired clerk for the county Department of Public Works Engineering Division and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kaumana Ward. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ponahawai Ward in Hilo. Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome; no crosses. Burial at Alae Cemetery, Mormon Section. Survived by sons, Quentin (Shamene) Medeiros of San Diego, Shelton (Harmony) Medeiros of Laupahoehoe and Jason Medeiros of Mesa, Ariz.; daughter, Tracie (Bryston) Medeiros of Pahoa; sister, Elizabeth Freitas of Mililani, Oahu; brother, Thomas Gary (Barbara) Kaiawe of Kapolei, Oahu; 13 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Nancy Miyoko Tajiri, 90, of Hilo died Oct. 22 at home. Born in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, she was a kitchen helper at the former Dick’s Coffee House and KK Tei Restaurant in Hilo and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Fujinkai. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Wayne (Kay) Tajiri of Hilo; daughters, Jo-Ann (Norman) Hirako of Hilo and Shirley Takaesu of Wailuku, Maui; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.