Obituaries for November 21

Don Michael Keahiokalani Canario, 66, of Hilo died Nov. 14 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Hawaii Police Department officer and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service/celebration of life at 6 p.m. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by daughters, Christina K. (Ivan Alatan) Canario of Honokaa and Cara-Lin K. (Sam Choy Jr.) Canario of Kealakekua; companion, Karen R. Hamada of Hilo; brother, Gilbert (Susan) Canario II of Waimea; sisters, Michelle (Mathew) Champion and Anna Marie Canario of Pahoa; four grandsons and a granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dominga Abara Guillermo, 83, of Captain Cook died Nov. 4 at home. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a coffee farmer, plumeria picker and member of Ilocano Ancestry Club and St. Benedict’s Parish. Wake service 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire. Survived by son, Carmelito (Lexie) Guillermo of Captain Cook; sisters, Francisca Delo Santos of Captain Cook and Margarita Medina of the Philippines; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Mark Everett Hamilton, 63, of Ocean View died Oct. 24 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Tacoma, Wash., he was a construction laborer and coffee farmer. Services at a later date. Survived by mother, Ruth Hamilton of Tacoma; brother, Brad (Jodie) Hamilton of Puyallup, Wash.; sisters, Debra Finn of Vancouver, Wash., and Julie (Ronald) Nolen of Puyallup; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Wilhelmina Kruithof, 96, of Waikoloa died Nov. 12 in Waikoloa. Born in Indonesia, she was a custodian and worked on a wine bottling line in Napa Valley, Calif. Private services. Online condolences: Survived by sons, Len (Peggy) Kruithof of Waikoloa, Bernard (Janet) Kruithof of San Antonio and Euft (Barbara) Kruithof of Sonoma, Calif.; brother, Didi (Joke) Ruitenschild of the Netherlands; sister, Sylvia (John) Cornfield of Mission Viejo, Calif.; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Hardy Terrance Mathews, 66, of Hilo died Nov. 4 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a professional musician with The Shindigs, carpenter, tree cutter, painter, ranch hand, groundskeeper and worked for the former Hilo Coast Processing Co. until disabled by a motorcycle collision. Celebration of life at a later date. Survived by companion, Colleen Monsarrat of Hilo; son, Joelan Mathews of Papaikou; daughters, Lanalyn (Joey) Abadilla, Reyna (Larry Pavao) Mathews and Sheena Mathews of Papaikou; mother, Anita Mathews of Hilo; brother, Wayne (Carol) Mathews of Hilo; 17 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Sachiko Matsuzaki, 87, of Papaikou died Nov. 11 at home. Born in Onomea, she was a retired seamstress for Hilo Hattie and member of Hilo Hooganji Mission. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Clay Matsuzaki of Papaikou; daughters, Cindy (Eric) Fukuda of Hilo and Randi Matsuzaki of Keaau; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Satsuko “Nancy” Tanaka, 90, of Kealakekua died Nov. 4 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kona, she was a retired food service supervisor at Kona Community Hospital and member of Daifukuji Soto Mission, Daifukuji Fujinkai, Kona Regional Senior Center and Kawanui Kumi. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Stephen (Paulette Baniaga) of Honalo and Nicholas Tanaka of Honolulu; daughter, Marsha (Ron) Novell of Arkansas; daughter-in-law, Tammy Tanaka of Hilo; sister, Daisy (Takeo) Nishiyama of Honolulu; five grandchildren, five hanai grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email