Obituaries for November 16

Clinton L. Carter Jr., 72, of Mountain View died Nov. 2 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hartford, Conn., he was a retired construction journeyman and U.S. Air Force veteran. Private services held. Survived by wife, April Ruth Carter of Colorado; sons, Clinton Carter III of Colorado, William Carter and Jeffrey Carter of Connecticut; daughter, Lisa Ann Carter of Connecticut; sisters, Nancy Carter and Barbara Kinchen of Florida, Evelyn Olander of Connecticut; nine grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Michael James Ream, 67, of Kalapana died Oct. 28 at home. Born in Lima, Ohio, he was a retired chiropractor and member of Hilo Sailing Club. Celebration of life 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Uncle Robert’s in Kalapana. Friends may bring written messages, and a memory book of letters will be compiled for Michael. Survived by wife, Norma Jean Ream of Kalapana; daughters, Lisa Flores of Kalapana and Lillie Ream of Cincinnati; sons, Kristopher Knight of Kansas City, Mo., and David Ream of Kalapana; brothers, Donald Ream of Phoenix and Robert Ream of Kalapana; sisters, Jolene Bibler of Findlay, Ohio, and Theresa Whilheim of Miamisburgh, Ohio; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Sunao Taketa, 93, of Kona died Sept. 26 at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. He was a retired carpenter for the King Kamehameha Hotel, manager/projectionist at Aloha Theatre, U.S. mail carrier, maintenance engineer at Kona Inn, bowler, member of Kona Warriors Softball Ohana and owned a coffee farm. Visitation 9-10 a.m. today, Nov. 16, at Lanakila Congregational Church in Kainaliu. Service at 10 a.m. Inurnment in the church cemetery. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire. Survived by brother, Takashi Taketa; sons, Jimmy (Linda) Taketa, Gary (Waynette) Taketa, Brian (Sunshine) Taketa and Wesley (Joi) Taketa; daughter, Yvonne (Warren); grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

Sherilyn Mae Uemura, 72, of Captain Cook died Oct. 31 at home. Born in Hilo, she was a retired cafeteria worker for Kealakehe Intermediate School, teacher’s aide for Honaunau Elementary School and movie theater cashier. Private memorial service. Survived by son, Stevie (Tricia) Uemura of Captain Cook; daughters, Marlene (Daniel) Akeo of Captain Cook, Nadine (James) Uina of Hilo and Tanya (Moses) Bannister of Captain Cook; brothers, Steven (Judy) Nitura of Nevada, Elroy (Cathye) Nitura of California and Patrick Nitura of Nevada; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Virginia “Carolyn” Vanoven, 84, of Mountain View died Nov. 11 at home. Born in Texas, she lived in Hawaii more than 45 years. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by granddaughter, Marisa Dabney. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

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