Denise Marie Maiden, 67, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 12 at Life Care Center of Kona. Born in Los Angeles, she owned Sparkle housekeeping service. Private services. Survived by daughter, Sarah (John) Caravalho of Kailua-Kona. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Fujie Matsuoka, 88, of Kealakekua died Nov. 16 at Galanto Care Home in Kailua-Kona. Born in Kealakekua, she was a retired clerk for Oshima Dry Goods and Pharmacy, and member of Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Asahi Kumiai and Kona Senior Karaoke Club. Private services. Survived by son, Danny Matsuoka of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Janis (Horace) Walker of Kealakekua, Joni (Neil) McDermott of Tipp City, Ohio, and Cathy (Dale Emmert) of Milford, Calif.; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Violet Corpuz Suguitan Nakagawa, 93, of Papaaloa, died Nov. 11 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Bario Lanas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was retired from the former Hamakua Sugar Co. and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Papaaloa Senior Citizens and Hawaii Island Adult Care Center. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Graveside committal service 1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Manuel (Carol) Suguitan of Maui and Ernest (Kim) Suguitan of Keaau; daughter, Dency (Stan) Barcarse of Hilo; stepson, Howard Suguitan of Hilo; stepdaughter, Janet (Chris Torres) Suguitan of Hilo; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Norie “Joe” Ogasawara, 89, of Pahoa died Nov. 5 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Pahoa, he was a retired mechanic for Paul’s Repair Service, U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission and Kyu Pahoa Kumiai. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brothers, Paul (Nui) Ogasawara of Pahoa and Howard (Gail) Ogasawara of Los Angeles; brother-in-law, George Akemoto of Honolulu; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Wesley “Bear” Yogi, 58, of Hilo died Oct. 8 at home. He was born in Hilo. Celebration of life noon Saturday, Nov. 30, at Puhi Bay main tent. Casual attire. Survived by daughter, RaeAnn Romeo of Hilo; father, Akio Yogi of Hilo; brothers, Akio “Ed” Yogi and Alvin (Gayle) Yogi of Hilo, Yancy Yogi of Oahu, Glenn (Taryn) Yogi and Keldon (Stephanie) Yogi of Hilo, Daniel Medeiros of Kona, Steven Yogi of Hilo; sisters, Diane Yogi and Kathleen (Erwin) Chase of Hilo; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.